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GO GUIDE: St. John's community events June 13-17

The 42nd annual Lobster Dinner at The Kirk (St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 76 Queen’s Rd.) takes place Wednesday. Takeout orders can be picked up any time after 4:30 p.m. The eat-in big feast in the hall is at 7 p.m. Cost is $60. Call the church office at 726-5385 or email kirklobster@gmail.com. Advance tickets only.
The 42nd annual Lobster Dinner at The Kirk (St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 76 Queen’s Rd.) takes place Wednesday. Takeout orders can be picked up any time after 4:30 p.m. The eat-in big feast in the hall is at 7 p.m. Cost is $60. Call the church office at 726-5385 or email kirklobster@gmail.com. Advance tickets only. - 123RF Stock Photo

Wednesday, June 13

Children

Ongoing

Fluvarium’s Summer Nature Camps

Registration is now open for The Fluvarium’s summer nature camps, designed to capture the interest and the imagination of young campers ages six through 12. Fish on Long Pond, swim at the Aquarena, relax in the forest and explore nature through engaging and thought-provoking programs. Camp cost is $165 (plus HST) and campers will be provided with a T-shirt. Limited space is available, and some weeks fill fast, so call 754-3474 to register.

Art

1 p.m.

Dave Hoddinott

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

309 Water St., 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 1-5 p.m.

3 p.m.

Art Hive

Make art, collaborate and engage with members from your community at our Art Hive at A.C. Hunter Public Library: a community art studio that welcomes everyone as an artist in an environment of inclusion, respect and learning. All ages are welcome. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Call 737-3950 to register.

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 throughout 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.

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.

7 p.m.

Cabot Toastmasters

Is a fear of public speaking holding you back? Drop in to our meeting at Mount Pearl City Hall to learn what we’re all about. For more information, Google “Cabot Toastmasters.”

Games

8 p.m.

Bingo

Weekly bingo at the Mazol Shrine Centre, 530 Topsail Rd.

Fundraiser

Upcoming

Bridge

Bridge on the Edge club’s social game of bridge – a fundraiser for the Alzheimer Society of Newfoundland and Labrador is coming up on Tuesday, June 19. It will be held from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the Swilers Club, 100 Crosbie Rd. Cost is $10. Register for the game at www.bridgeontheedge.ca or by emailing jcrewe@nl.rogers.com.

Upcoming

Fish Fry at The Fluvarium

Save the date: on July 31 our Red Seal chef, Antoine Harding, will prepare a delicious three-course fish dinner for the Fluvarium’s annual Fish Fry Fundraiser. All proceeds go toward children’s environmental education programs. Call 754-FISH (3474) for tickets. Tickets are $40 for adults and $20 for children 12 and under.

9:30 a.m.

Gamers Versus MS

Gamers Versus MS is a week-long, 168-hour charity marathon relay that is joining the fight to end multiple sclerosis (MS). Canada has the one of the highest rates of MS in the world, with an estimated 1 in 340 affected by this disease. Fourteen different streaming channels across the country have taken up controllers to help fight MS. Streamers come from across the country, starting in N.L. and reaching all the way to B.C. Each streamer will do either six-, 12- or 24-hour streams before passing it on like a baton to the next person. All funds raised through donations go to the MS Society of Canada. Over the 168 hours there will be different streamers of different calibres fighting with you to help end this disease. This amazing relay begins on June 13 at 8 a.m. EST with partnered streamer PMSProxy. You can see the full streamer list on our website, as well as other facts about MS, and the full schedule. Join these amazing streamers and create a historic relay stream to help end MS. Contact: GamersVsMS@gmail.com, call
John Michael Bennett at 765-1260 or visit the website GamersVsMS.ca.

4:30 p.m.

Lobster Dinner at The Kirk

The 42nd annual Lobster Dinner at The Kirk (St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 76 Queen’s Rd.) is a popular dinner that always sells quickly. Takeout orders can be picked up any time after 4:30 p.m. The eat-in big feast in the hall is at 7 p.m. Cost is $60. Included are two cooked and split Newfoundland lobsters, assorted salads, buns and trifle for dessert. A takeout lobster dinner is a date night picnic for two, or you can join us in the hall for the big feast. Reserved seating for groups of eight or more. Get yours by calling the church office at 726-5385 or email kirklobster@gmail.com. Advance tickets only.

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.

Live Music

6 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

7 p.m.

Kyran Pennell

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.

Discussion

7 p.m.

LGBTQ+ Support Panel

Are you a parent, relative or friend of someone who identifies as LGBTQ+? Do you want to be encouraging, but sometimes you aren’t sure how? Well “come out” and join us for a panel discussion at A.C. Hunter Public Library about supporting your LGBTQ+ loved ones. All are welcome. Call 737-3950 to register.

Thursday, June 14

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.

Legal

6 p.m.

Legal Assistance Clinic

The Court of Appeal of Newfoundland and Labrador’s Legal Assistance Clinic offers assistance to people without a lawyer who wish to have some legal advice about their appeal. Available to any person who does not have a lawyer and who has a case before the Court of Appeal or who is considering appealing a judgment or decision to the Court of Appeal. The clinic runs from 6-9 p.m. and offers free 30-minute appointments with a practising lawyer. Video conferences can be arranged for people in custody. To schedule an appointment, call 729-0066 or visit the Court of Appeal website at http://court.nl.ca/appeal/legal_assistance_clinic.html.

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 at the Holy Heart box office.

5 p.m.

Fergus O’Byrne

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

6:30 p.m.

Damian Follett

Performing at Green Sleeves.

8 p.m.

Irish Descendants

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

11 p.m.

Glory Days

Performing at Green Sleeves.

11:30 p.m.

Ceiligh

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

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.

Friday, June 15

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.

Live Music

4 p.m.

Derek Graham

Performing at Green Sleeves.

5 p.m.

Jim Feehan

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

8 p.m.

Damian Follett

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Greeley’s Reel

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

11:30 p.m.

The Punters

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

12 a.m.

Dave White & Carl Peters

Performing at Green Sleeves.

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.

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.

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