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GO GUIDE: St. John's area community events, May 14 - 20

The Canadian Federation of University Women St. John’s is collecting gently used books for their Great Big Book Sale coming up May 14-16. Books can be dropped off between Monday and Saturday from 11 a.m to 3 p.m., and Sunday from 1-3 p.m. in Woodgate Plaza on Kenmount Road between Toys R Us and Quiznos.
The Canadian Federation of University Women’s (CFUW) annual used book sale starts today at the ReMax Centre (St. John’s Curling Club) from 7-9:30 p.m. Admission is $1 and most books are $2 or less. Cash only. Bring bags for your books. There are more than 40,000 gently used books for sale for all ages and interests. This sale supports scholarships and community outreach of the St. John’s CFUW. From 2-3 p.m. today, registered charities and recognized community groups can pick up free books, but must check in with Thelma Hodder upon arrival before 2 p.m. Students are also welcome to come between 2 and 3 p.m. for free books when they spend $10 (must have student ID).- SaltWire Network

Events for the week of Monday, May 14

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Monday, May 14

Art

Ongoing

ArtsSmarts deadline

ArtsNL is accepting online applications from schools, school boards or groups of schools to operate ArtsSmarts projects. ArtsSmarts provides funding to schools to bring professional artists into the classroom to help teachers and students integrate arts activities into non-arts subject areas. The application deadline is May 31 (for projects starting after Sept. 15, 2018 and completed by June 22, 2019). Visit https://artsnl.smartsimple.ca to apply. Contact ArtsNL with any questions at 866-726-2212 (toll-free).

Children

11 a.m.

Active Start Playgroup

Caregivers get active with the little ones up to age five at the Paul Reynolds Community Centre’s active playgroup. Recreation staff will be on site to develop fundamental movement skills and physical literacy through active play. Cost is $3 per child aged two to five. Children under age two can participate free of charge.

Causes

7 p.m.

Great Big Book Sale

The Canadian Federation of University Women’s (CFUW) annual used book sale starts today at the ReMax Centre (St. John’s Curling Club) from 7-9:30 p.m. Admission is $1 and most books are $2 or less. Cash only. Bring bags for your books. There are more than 40,000 gently used books for sale for all ages and interests. This sale supports scholarships and community outreach of the St. John’s CFUW. From 2-3 p.m. today, registered charities and recognized community groups can pick up free books, but must check in with Thelma Hodder upon arrival before 2 p.m. Students are also welcome to come between 2 and 3 p.m. for free books when they spend $10 (must have student ID).

Live Music

6 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

10 p.m.

Damian Follett

Performing at Green Sleeves.

10:30 p.m.

Larry Foley

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

Ongoing

NSO welcomes The Tenors

The Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra (NSO) is happy to announce that tickets are on sale now for the NSO ExxonMobil Big Ticket, the NSO’s annual fundraiser. The concert will take place on Oct. 11 at Mile One Centre and will feature The Tenors, backed by the NSO. A decade after forming in their native Canada, The Tenors are an international success story. With their robust singing and seamless blend of classical and contemporary pop textures, Victor Micallef, Clifton Murray and Fraser Walters have scored multi-platinum sales, performed for the likes of Oprah Winfrey and Queen Elizabeth II, and shared stages with superstars such as Paul McCartney and Justin Bieber. Tickets, including a limited number of VIP meet-and-greet packages, can be purchased through the Mile One Centre box office, by phone at 576-7657 or online at www.mileonecentre.com.

Meeting

7 p.m.

St. John’s East Quidi-Vidi NDP District Association

The annual general meeting is taking place at the Elk’s Club (19 Carpasian Rd.) with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. There will be an election for our new district association officers. Executive committee positions include: chair, vice chair, treasurer, recording secretary, communications secretary, youth rep, labour rep and members at large. If you have any questions, please contact info@sje-qv.ca. The guest speaker will be NDP leader Gerry Rogers. We hope to see you there!

Panel Discussion

2 p.m.

To Reserve or Not to Reserve

A panel discussion by the Community Sector Council. Join our distinguished panel from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Provincial Learning Centre – NL Housing and Homelessness Network (1 East Dr.) to discuss the needs, barriers and possibilities of setting up reserve funds for your nonprofit organization! Panel includes Penny Rowe, Darlene Scott, Tammy Davis, Laura Wardle, Brian Scammell, and Josh Quinton. Register online at http://communitysector.nl.ca/BTBReserves. For more information, contact Shelley Martin at 753-9860 or by e-mail: shelleymartin@cscnl.ca.

Seniors

10:30 a.m.

Seniors’ Walking Group

Want to go for a walk, but find it too cold or slippery? There is an amazing walking group at Cowan Heights United Church. Join us in the auditorium Monday, Wednesday, and Friday each week from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Admission is $1.

Social

Upcoming

Flipper Dinner

Wesley United Church will be holding two flipper dinners (with dessert and tea/coffee) on Thursday, May 24 and Thursday, June 7, both starting at 6 p.m. This will be eat-in only (no take-out available). Tickets are $25 and will be valid on the night for which they are purchased. You can buy your tickets now by calling any of the following people: Phoebe at 726-1689, Joan at 368-0434, Marvin at 579-7900 or the church office at 579-3682.

Tuesday, May 15

Causes

10 a.m.

Great Big Book Sale

The Canadian Federation of University Women’s annual used book sale runs today at the ReMax Centre (St. John’s Curling Club) from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Admission is $1 and most books are $2 or less. Cash only. Please bring bags for your books. There’s over 40,000 gently used books for sale for all ages and interests. This sale supports scholarships and community outreach of the St. John’s CFUW.

Classes

10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m.

Wisdom Healing Qigong

Come “Awaken the Energy Within”! Relax! En-JOY! Weekly wellness classes with Sheila Leonard at The Lantern (35 Barnes Rd.). Classes are ongoing now through June, at 10:30 a.m. for the Beyond Beginners class and 1:30 p.m. for the Beginners class. Focus on postural alignment, gentle repetitive movements, visualization, sound, and focused attention. Call 727-7863 or visit www.sheilaleonard.ca for more information.

Lecture

7 p.m.

Babies and allergies

Dr. Catherine Field from the University of Alberta will give a free public lecture at the Bruneau Centre (Room IIC-2001) at Memorial University in which she will present new recommendations and research that provides evidence we can feed our babies better to prevent food allergies. A reception will follow the lecture, and limited free parking is available in Lot 17. All are welcome.

Live Music

6 p.m.

Andrew Rodgers

Performing at Green Sleeves.

9 p.m.

Mark Manning

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

10 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Open Mike Night

Hosted by Mark Manning at O’Reilly’s.

Wednesday, May 16

Causes

10 a.m.

Great Big Book Sale

The Canadian Federation of University Women’s annual used book sale runs today at the ReMax Centre (St. John’s Curling Club) from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Admission is $1 and most books are $2 or less. Cash only. Please bring bags for your books. There’s over 40,000 gently used books for sale for all ages and interests. This sale supports scholarships and community outreach of the St. John’s CFUW.

Classes

10 a.m.

Boxing to Beat Parkinson’s

Presented by the Parkinson Society Newfoundland and Labrador, this is a specialized exercise program for Parkinson’s patients using boxing techniques. These one-hour classes are free, and are offered every Wednesday at Boxfit (878 Topsail Rd.). Call 754-4428 for details.

10:30 a.m.

T’ai Chi Chih

Come “Awaken the Energy Within”! Relax! En-JOY! Weekly wellness classes with Sheila Leonard at The Lantern (35 Barnes Rd.). Classes are ongoing now through June, at 10:30 a.m. for new and returning students. Includes 20 gentle, repetitive movements that help increase the flow of our natural energy. Call 727-7863 or visit www.sheilaleonard.ca for more information.

Groups

7:30 p.m.

Overeaters Anonymous

We meet at St. James United Church on Elizabeth Avenue every Wednesday. For more information, call 738-1742.

Live Music

6 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

7 p.m.

Chris Hennessy

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

10 p.m.

Damian Follett

Performing at Green Sleeves.

10:30 p.m.

Heel N’ Toe

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

Radio

7 p.m.

VOWR’s Guest Interview

Host Barbara De Land speaks with Jim Millan, NRC Director of Research and Development, as he describes several marine projects located at the St. John’s, Newfoundland office, speaking today about evaluations of various designs in the Canadian Navy's upgraded Victoria Class Manned Submarine, bought from the UK 20 years ago. Rebroadcast May 15 at 7 p.m. Listen at VOWR am 800, VOWR.org, cable radio Rogers 956, Bell Aliant 745.

Theatre

7:30 p.m.

Bent Broadway

Performed by Miranda MacDonald, Peter MacDonald, Jamie Pitt, and John Williams, and accompanied by Gillian Vaughan, Bent Broadway is a one-night-only spectacle of subversive song at the LSPU Hall. Featuring songs from Company, Sunday in the Park with George, The Last Five Years, The Book of Mormon, Tick, Tick… Boom!, Hair, and more, this rich blending of avant-garde pieces explores themes urgent, political, and deeply moving. Mature content. Accessible seating. Tickets $35 available online at www.rca.nf.ca/event/bent-broadway/ or by calling the Hall at 753-4531.

Workshops

6:30 p.m.

Preserving by Encapsulation

Encapsulation is a preservation method used by libraries, museums, and archives for storing and protecting frequently handled paper items, such as posters, maps, and architectural plans. The A.C. Hunter Public Library is pleased to partner with the Museum Association of Newfoundland and Labrador to host this hands-on mini-workshop where participants will learn how to encapsulate an item of their choosing. This is an adult’s only program; sharp knives will be involved and materials will be supplied. Workshop takes place at the A.C. Hunter Public Library’s 1st floor Community Room. Registration is limited.

Thursday, May 17

Art

1 p.m.

Dave Hoddinott

Dave Hoddinott is the artist-in-residence at the Heritage Shop

(309 Water St.) this month and until June 17. Visit Dave at the second-floor gallery, where you can watch him paint and view his artwork every Wednesday through Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m.

Children

10 a.m.

Active Playgroup

Recreation staff are on site at the Paul Reynolds Community Centre to encourage active play and facilitate opportunities for story time, music and creative play for lots of activity and fun. For children up to five years old and their caregivers. $3 per child, no cost for children under six months old.

Classes

1:30 p.m.

T’ai Chi Chih

Come “Awaken the Energy Within”! Relax! En-JOY! Weekly wellness classes with Sheila Leonard at The Lantern (35 Barnes Rd.). This Beyond Beginners class is ongoing now through June at 1:30 p.m. Refining our practice of the 20 gentle repetitive movements, helping further increase the flow of our natural energy. Call 727-7863 or visit www.sheilaleonard.ca for more information.

Games

8 p.m.

Trivia Matters

Join host Geoff Inder for trivia every Thursday night at The Station.

8 p.m.

Karaoke at the Hall

Now is your chance to belt out your favourite karaoke tunes live from the LSPU Hall stage! Jody Richardson hosts Karaoke at the Hall: A fundraiser for Resource Centre for the Arts/LSPU Hall.

There will be exciting special guests, delicious food from local chef Amanda Bulman, and prize baskets to be won. A great night out for a good cause! Tickets are $25 for admission to the event. A $50 premium ticket is also available which includes admission, a free drink, free menu items, and a $25 tax receipt. Buy online at rca.nf.ca or call the Hall at 753-4531. Resource Centre for the Arts is a non-profit organization. The funds raised from this event are used by RCA to help subsidize rental rates for all artists who rent the LSPU Hall. Keeping rental rates affordable is an integral part of our mandate to provide accessible, supportive and well-resourced programs and venues, with a primary focus on the creation, development, and advancement of the performing arts in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Live Music

5 p.m.

Fergus O’Byrne

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

6:30 p.m.

Rob Cook

Performing at Green Sleeves.

8 p.m.

Irish Descendants

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

11 p.m.

Mark Manning & Carl Peters

Performing at Green Sleeves.

11:30 p.m.

Ceiligh

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

Friday, May 18

Live Music

4 p.m.

Rob Cook

Performing at Green Sleeves.

5 p.m.

Chris Hennessy

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

8 p.m.

Damian Follett

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Irish Descendants

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

11:30 p.m.

Ceiligh

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

12 a.m.

Good Time Charlie

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Saturday, May 19

Live Music

5 p.m.

Noel Worthman

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

6:30 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

8:15 p.m.

Irish Descendants

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

11 p.m.

Good Time Charlie

Performing at Green Sleeves.

11:30 p.m.

Ceiligh

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

Sunday, May 20

Crafts

2 p.m.

“Skeet” Cross Stitching

Katie Harvey, of Queen Stitch NL, is teaching a cross stitching for beginners’ class at Easter Seals (206 Mount Scio Rd.) from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Participants will learn how to stitch the common Newfoundland expression “skeet”. Cost is $35 and includes all materials. Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Register through Eventbrite or by contacting Katie at queenstitchnl@gmail.com.

Live Music

3:30 p.m.

Sunday Traditional Session

Fergus Brown-O’Byrne and Tony O’Brien co-host this traditional session at O’Reilly’s. Fun for the whole family. Bring an instrument and play along, or just enjoy the music!

7 p.m.

Dave Whitty

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Fergus O’Byrne

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

10:30 p.m.

Con O’Brien & Patrick Moran

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

11 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Radio

2 p.m.

VOWR’s Guest Interview

Host Barbara De Land speaks with Kelly Mansell, CEO of Rocket Bakery, who enthusiastically talks about the well-known bakery, fresh food, and catering business located on Water Street. Rocket is the successor to Auntie Crae’s, also well-known and much-loved. Rebroadcast May 23 at 7 p.m. Listen at VOWR am 800, VOWR.org, cable radio Rogers 956, Bell Aliant 745.

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