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GO GUIDE: St. John's area events, June 16 to June 21

The Junior Forest Wardens’ annual tree sale is happening until Saturday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at C.D.’s Trees at 406 Marine Dr. in Logy Bay.
The Junior Forest Wardens’ annual tree sale is happening until Saturday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at C.D.’s Trees at 406 Marine Dr. in Logy Bay. - 123RF Stock Photo

Saturday, June 16

Art

3 p.m.

Signs of Summer

The Leyton Gallery of Fine Art presents “Signs of Summer.” Celebrate summer’s arrival with a selection of works in painting, ceramics, printmaking and photography. Join us for an opening reception from 3-5 p.m. at The Leyton Gallery of Fine Art, 6 Clift’s Baird’s Cove.

Children

11 a.m.

Kids Crafternoon

2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the SS Florizel disaster, which is an important part of Newfoundland history. Join us at The Annex at Admiralty House from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and make your own 3-D porthole craft. Cost is $3 per child and includes all supplies. Parents/guardians are free to view the “Faces of the Florizel” exhibit while kids craft in the classroom. Space is limited, so register in advance by emailing admiraltyhouse.asstmgr@gmail.com or calling 748-1124.

Crafts

10 a.m.

Quilts on Display

The Ocean View Quilters’ Guild presents over 100 quilts on display at the Conception Bay South Arena on Graham Mifflin Way in Kelligrews from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Attendees can win a grand prize of a beautiful homemade quilt. $5 admission.

Fundraiser

9 a.m.

Annual Tree Sale

The Junior Forest Wardens’ annual tree sale is happening until 3 p.m. at C.D.’s Trees at 406 Marine Dr. in Logy Bay. There will be a huge variety of locally grown trees, plants and shrubs (annuals, perennials baskets and planters). The JFW clubs will be there to help you find the perfect one for you. The JFW tree sale is the major annual event that raises awareness of JFW-NL, and raises funds to support the JFW program. Junior Forest Wardens – NL is a family based outdoor adventure program that gets families to play outdoors.

Plants, books, bake sale

Proceeds in aid of Cochrane Street United Church. This sale will take place at Cochrane Centre on Bannerman Street from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Admission is $1. Enjoy a muffin and tea or coffee while you shop. For more information, call 722-3023.

Charity Auction and Lobster Dinner

The Cupids Legacy Centre’s charity auction and lobster dinner at the Cupid Legacy Centre, 368 Seaforest Dr., features fresh-cooked lobster, salads and dessert buffet. Auction to follow dinner. For tickets and more information, call 528-1610 or email info@cupidslegacycentre.ca.
 

7:30 p.m.

Puttin’ on the Glitz

A fundraiser for Wonderbolt Circus at The Space, 72 Harbour Dr., features live music, circus arts performance, a live auction and more — all with 1920s and ‘30s era pizzazz! Tickets are $75. For more information, visit wonderbolt.ca.

Live Music

2:30 p.m.

Afrobeats

Afrobeats returns to the A.C. Hunter Library for some exciting dancing and drumming. Join us for traditional dances of Africa, then join us for a Djembe open drumming circle. Call 737-3950 to register.

5 p.m.

Bill Kelly

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

6:30 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

8 p.m.

Greeley’s Reel

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

11 p.m.

Unlisted

Performing at Green Sleeves.

11:30 p.m.

The Punters

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

Meeting

11 a.m.

Overeaters Anonymous

Regular one-hour meeting is held every Saturday at the Carnell Building, 13-15 Pippy Pl. For more information, call 738-1742.

Public Forum

Ongoing

Rural Vitality

Join us at Rural Vitality: Partnerships and Placemaking — a unique community-based forum where communities on the Bonavista Peninsula will tell their story and invite innovative ideas on how to harness built heritage for community revitalization. Trinity Historical Society is co-organizing the forum with the Bonavista-Trinity Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Sir William Ford Coaker Heritage Foundation and Tourism Elliston, with support from the Environmental Policy Institute of Grenfell Campus, Memorial University. The forum will take place from June 14-17 in communities across the Bonavista region. Learn more and register at www.preservationofplace.com.

Retreat

Upcoming

Wisdom Healing Qigong Retreat

Come awaken the energy within on Saturday, June 23. Relax! En-JOY! This retreat runs from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Virginia Water Retreat House, 47 Parsonage Dr. (off Logy Bay Road). Practice, review, and reflection time. For new and returning participants. Treat yourself! Please pre-register. Call Sheila at 727-7863 for more information or visit www.sheilaleonard.ca.

Wine

7 p.m.

Cheese and Wine Tasting

Join us at Newman Wine Vaults, 436 Water St., for an evening of cheese and fine wines in the intimate atmosphere of a historic wine cellar. Space is limited. Presented in partnership with 5 Brothers Cheese. Tickets are $40. Limited tickets available. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 729-2627 or email commissariat@seethesites.ca.

Sunday, June 17

Crafts

10 a.m.

Quilts on display

The Ocean View Quilters’ Guild presents over 100 quilts on display at the Conception Bay South Arena on Graham Mifflin Way in Kelligrews from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Attendees can win a grand prize of a beautiful homemade quilt. $5 admission.

Live Music

3:30 p.m.

Traditional Session

Hosted by Fergus Brown O’Byrne and Tony O’Brien at O’Reilly’s.

7 p.m.

Fergus O’Byrne

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

10:30 p.m.

Con O’Brien and Patrick Moran

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

11 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Radio

2 p.m.

VOWR guest interview

Barbara De Land speaks with Elling Lien, director of the Nickel Film Festival, taking place at the LSPU Hall and NIFCO in St. John’s June 19-23, about various film styles and subjects, and formats offered by filmmakers from Newfoundland, elsewhere in Canada and beyond. Tune in on VOWR AM 800, online at vowr.org, cable radio Rogers 945, or Bell Aliant 756.

Monday, June 18

Live Music

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.

6 p.m.

Rob Cook

Performing at Green Sleeves.

10:30 p.m.

Larry Foley

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

Tuesday, June 19

Entertainment

6:30 p.m.

Fishcakes & Accordions Experience

O’Brien’s Music is partnering with Rocket Bakery to offer a unique hands-on experience with the quintessential Newfoundland folk instrument: the button accordion. Visit Rocket Bakery to find out all about how the instrument works and we’ll even help you try your hand at playing a tune! While you listen to traditional Newfoundland tunes played on a variety of different instruments, you’ll learn about how the button accordion came to be so popular in Newfoundland and you’ll enjoy Rocket Bakery’s take on a traditional fish cake dinner featuring two of Rocket’s special Kitchen Party fish cakes, salad, dessert and tea or coffee. Beer and wine available, too. $45 per person. Event runs 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Games

9:30 a.m.

Bridge

Bridge on the Edge club’s social game of bridge – a fundraiser for the Alzheimer Society of NL. It will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Swilers Club, 100 Crosbie Rd. $10. Register for the game at www.bridgeontheedge.ca or by emailing jcrewe@nl.rogers.com.

7 p.m.

Crib

The weekly crib game in support of Ronald McDonald House continues every Tuesday in the basement of St. Teresa’s Church. Admission is $5 with a prize awarded to the winner. The event is open to everyone. Contact Andrew Walsh at 726-3935 for more information.

Groups

1:30 p.m.

Caregivers Education and Support

The Mount Pearl Seniors Independence Group is holding their monthly Caregivers Education and Support Program from 1:30-3 p.m. at Park Place Community Centre in Mount Pearl. If you are caring for a loved one in their own home and would like to meet other caregivers who understand your issues and concerns, call 748-6480 to register.

7:30 p.m.

Inner Healing Ministry

Do you need to find time for you? The Inner Healing Ministry meets every Tuesday evening at the Wesley Church basement on Patrick Street. It is an hour of spiritual music, quiet time, and also a chance to meet new people from all denominations. Open to everyone. Come and see if it’s for you! For more information, call Roger at 895-3499.

Live Music

12:30 p.m.

Trad tunes at Rocket Bakery

Enjoy some of Newfoundland’s best as they gather and play a selection of traditional Newfoundland music at Rocket Bakery from 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. This is a free event.

6 p.m.

Andrew Rodgers

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Wednesday, June 20

Classes

10 a.m.

Boxing to Beat Parkinson’s

Specialized exercise program at Boxfit, 878 Topsail Rd., for Parkinson’s patients using boxing techniques. Classes are free. Call 754-4428 for details.

5 p.m.

FISHCRAFT

Join Fishing for Success at Rocket Bakery from 5-8 p.m. for a family-friendly evening of hands-on activities that are all about fish and fishing. Learn ancient skills of weaving rope and knitting net — but with a modern twist all your own. Make your very own souvenir to keep. Learn skills that have been handed down through Newfoundland and Labrador families for generations.

Groups

7:30 p.m.

Overeaters Anonymous

Regular weekly meeting held every Wednesday at St. James United Church on Elizabeth Avenue. For more information, call 738-1742.

Health

6:30 p.m.

Mental Mistakes

Learn how to reduce stress and anxiety, how to change the way you feel, and how we sabotage our success, and tips to control our thoughts. With presenter Gary Summers at the A.C. Hunter Public Library. Call 737-3950 to register.

Radio

7:30 p.m.

VOWR guest interview

Barbara De Land speaks with Elling Lien, director of the Nickel Film Festival, taking place at the LSPU Hall and NIFCO in St. John’s June 19-23. The two speak about various film styles, subjects, formats offered by filmmakers from Newfoundland, elsewhere in Canada, and beyond. Tune in on VOWR AM 800, online at vowr.org, cable radio Rogers 945, or Bell Aliant 756.

Thursday, June 21

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 throughout 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.

Gardening

Ongoing

Free Potato Seeds

The Seed Company by E.W. Gaze in St. John’s is offering free trials of exotic heirloom seed potato cultivars. The historic local business has partnered with P.E.I.-based Phytocultures Ltd. to bring in four unique cultivars of potatoes never before grown in the province: Yellow Sun, Red Smile, Kiss-me-a-lot, and Lobster Red. According to Phytocultures Ltd., these varieties are new to Canada, but are actually quite ancient, originating in antiquity and with possibly 1,000 or more years of production and taste selection behind them. While supplies last, customers are encouraged to take a free sample of one of the varieties and grow them to harvest. All the company asks in return is feedback on how well they grow and taste, to help determine whether they will be brought in as a new product to be sold alongside their regular seed potato selection next year.

Art

Ongoing

Brushes with Nature

An exhibition of works by Monday’s Company at Memorial University Botanical Garden, 306 Mt. Scio Rd. Monday’s Company have been painting with Diana Dabinett for 25 years. The exhibition runs from June 8 to July 12. As the room is sometimes in use, phone ahead to make sure the exhibition is open. Call 864-8590.

Film

7 p.m.

‘I am Inuk, I am Alive’

In celebration of National Aboriginal Day, the A.C. Hunter Library and the National Film Board present this feature-length documentary, in which eight Inuit teens with cameras offer a vibrant and contemporary view of life in Canada’s North. They also use their newly acquired film skills to confront a broad range of issues, from the widening communication gap between youth and elders to the loss of their peers to suicide. In Inuktitut with English subtitles. Presented at the A.C. Hunter Public Library. Call 737-3950 to register.

Live Music

Upcoming

How Sensible!

An evening with Sheila Williams at Holy Heart Theatre coming up on Friday, Oct. 19 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 20 at 7:30 p.m. Join us for an evening of songs, laughs and of course, stories! Includes special guests Shelley Neville, Dana Parsons, The 8-Track Favourites, Darrin Martin, and Etcetera. Tickets are $55 (plus tax) and are on sale now at the Holy Heart box office.

6:30 p.m.

Rob Cook

Performing at Green Sleeves.

11 p.m.

Glory Days

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Social

6:30 p.m.

Booze and Botany

On the Summer Solstice, join research horticulturalist Todd Boland as you sip botanical cocktails and stroll around MUN Botanical Garden, taking in the sights and smells of the garden at the start of summer. This is a special ticketed event. For tickets, visit https://www.mun.ca/botgarden/.

Public consultation

7 p.m.

New Francophone K-12 school

A public consultation about planning for the new Francophone K-12 school for the greater St. John’s area will be held at Ecole Rocher-du-Nord, 7 Ricketts Rd., at 7 p.m. Key topics to be covered include target population, Ecole Rocher-du-Nord and Ecole des Grands-Vents, school-community centre, new school location, timeline, and daycare. Snacks will be provided at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 722-6324 or email communications@csfp.nl.ca.

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