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Things to do in and around St. John's, Aug. 10 to 14

A Kids’ Wooden Boat Workshop, a fun and interactive, hands-on workshop for kids ages five to 12, runs today from 1-4 p.m. $25 per person. Location is 744 Logy Bay Rd. To register, visit http://woodenboatmuseum.com or call 726-5272. Help construct a traditional Newfoundland dory and make your own model boat.
A Kids’ Wooden Boat Workshop, a fun and interactive, hands-on workshop for kids ages five to 12, runs today from 1-4 p.m. $25 per person. Location is 744 Logy Bay Rd. To register, visit http://woodenboatmuseum.com or call 726-5272. Help construct a traditional Newfoundland dory and make your own model boat. - -File photo

Friday, August 10

Activities

10 a.m.

Other Women Walk

A walking tour featuring multiple performances at standing stops in and around Bannerman Park. Professional actors perform as various women from 1922 St. John's. The performance begins and ends at the corner of Rennies Mill and Circular Road on the park side. The performance departs at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Monday to Friday until Aug. 10, rain or shine. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under, collected at the beginning of the tour, cash only, no reservations. HST included. The performance runs one hour. Free parking is available along the east side of Rennies Mill Road and the south side of Circular Road. For more information, visit www.otherwomenwalk.com.

Children

1 p.m.

Kids’ Wooden Boat Workshop

A fun and interactive, hands-on workshop for kids ages five to 12. Help construct a traditional Newfoundland dory and make your own model boat. Combine museum learning with hands-on practice to build teamwork skills and discover local Newfoundland heritage and folklore. Learn about the types of boats in Newfoundland, why boats float, traditional boat-building skills and more. This workshop runs from 1-4 p.m. $25 per person. Location is 744 Logy Bay Rd. To register, visit http://woodenboatmuseum.com or call 726-5272.

Entertainment

Upcoming

An Evening With the Gosse Family

You are invited to join the Bay Roberts Cultural Foundation for dinner and a show on Friday, Aug. 17. “An Evening with the Gosse Family” will be presented at the Bay Roberts branch of the Royal Canadian Legion beginning at 7 p.m. A limited number of tickets are available at a cost of $50, of which $25 can be used as a tax receipt. Tickets must be booked by Tuesday, Aug. 14 by contacting Sandra Roach at 683-1195.

History

9:55 a.m.

Where Once They Stood

Boyle Tours’ “Where Once They Stood” walking tour departs the Sheraton Hotel at 9:55 a.m. every Tuesday and Friday. Experience history come alive in St. John’s. Come along with one of our experienced guides and get a true sense of this place. This event lasts 90 minutes. For more information, visit www.boyletours.com.

Live Music

Noon

Brandon Bowen

Performing at O’Reilly’s as part of the Lunch Time Concert Series.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

2 p.m.

Open Rehearsal

Join the Tuckamore faculty in an open rehearsal at the D.F. Cook Recital Hall. Admission is free.

4 p.m.

Jason Greeley

Performing at Green Sleeves.

5 p.m.

Chris Hennessy

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

8 p.m.

Quintessence

Mark Fewer and Dov Scheindlin join faculty artists in an unforgettable program at the D.F. Cook Recital Hall, including a new work by Andrew Staniland and the sublimely romantic Dvořák Piano Quintet. A part of the Tuckamore Festival.

Rob Cook

Performing at Green Sleeves.

11:30 p.m.

The Bishops

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

Midnight

Dave White and Carl Peters

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Theatre

6:30 p.m.

How Do You Get to Jellybean Row?

Best Kind Productions is thrilled to announce the premiere of an original musical, “How Do You Get to Jellybean Row?” at Bowring Park's beautiful amphitheatre. An outdoor musical theatre experience for the whole family. The show runs Aug. 9-12 and Aug. 16-19 at 6:30 p.m. nightly, with 2 p.m. matinees on Saturday and Sunday. Admission is at the gate and cash only; $15 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under. Featuring opening act concerts 30 minutes before show time by local youth singer-songwriters, including Rachel Cousins, The Antle Sisters, and more. For more information, visit www.bestkindproductions.com.

7 p.m.

Southern Shore Summer Dinner Theatre

Spin the Wheel Dinner Theatre takes place on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday evenings at 7 p.m. until Sept. 7. Join the residents of St. Ferry's, circa 1959, as they prepare for the highlight of their outport summer: the annual garden party. With the usual attractions, plenty of shenanigans, and a subtle plot attempting to outwit the clergy, it promises to be a garden party you'll never forget. Reservations required by calling 1-888-332-2052 or visit www.ssfac.com/request-a-reservation.

Environment

9 p.m.

Puffin Patrol

Each year, members of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society Newfoundland and Labrador (CPAWS NL), in partnership with the Canadian Wildlife Services (CWS) and residents of the Southern Shore, actively patrol the area for stranded juvenile puffins. Last year over 700 young puffins, or pufflings, were rescued. Starting from mid-August until September, young pufflings will leave their burrows for the first time at night, following the light of the moon to direct them out to sea. Unfortunately, some chicks are attracted by artificial lights along the coast and end up stranded on land, where they are vulnerable to cars and other hazards. CPAWS organizes and co-ordinates volunteer patrols of the area to help rescue the stranded birds, where they are then stored overnight at our headquarters, at O'Briens Bird Island Charters in Bay Bulls. Eager volunteers are welcome to visit the headquarters between 9 p.m. and 12:30 a.m. every night to receive their kits and training and begin patrolling. To reduce the number of stranded chicks, we encourage residents of the area to dim all unnecessary lighting in their homes, turn off outside lighting when applicable and use coloured lights or shades outside the home. To learn more about the program and get involved, how to make your home puffin-friendly or donate to this initiative, visit www.cpawsnl.org.

Saturday, August 11

Groups

11 a.m.

Overeaters Anonymous

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

Live Music

Noon

Bradon Bowen

Performing at O’Reilly’s as part of the Lunch Time Concert Series.

2 p.m.

Derek Graham

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Emily and Thomas Conway

Performing at O’Reilly’s as part of the Lunch Time Concert Series.

5 p.m.

Bill Kelly

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

6:30 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

11 p.m.

Unlisted

Performing at Green Sleeves.

11:30 p.m.

The Bishops

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

Theatre

11 a.m.

Shake it Up!

We shake up Shakespeare to learn about his different kinds of plays, which means whether it’s comedy, tragedy or history, it’s always a comedy! This year’s production of Shake it Up! features “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” “Hamlet” and “Julius Caesar.” Presented by Shakespeare by the Sea. Written by Brendan P. Kelso, directed by Alix Reynolds. Every Saturday at the St. John’s Farmers’ Market at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Admission is pay what you can.

6 p.m.

As You Like It

Shakespeare by the Sea Festival presents “As You Like it,” at Kenny’s Pond Park, directed by Paul Rowe. Admission is pay what you can.

Sunday, August 12

Activities

2 p.m.

Community Masterclass

Join Nancy Dahn, Timothy Steeves, and Vernon Regehr for a community masterclass at Memorial University’s School of Music. Admission is free. Part of the Tuckamore Festival.

Fundraiser

1 p.m.

Afternoon Tea

The Blackhead One Room School and Church Museum (located along Cape Spear Drive) is holding an afternoon tea from 1-5 p.m. Admission is $5 per person. Treat yourself to sandwiches, sweets, tea and coffee served on china. This is to raise money for the Blackhead One Room School and Church Museum, operated by the Chapel Restoration Committee – Blackhead, Cape Spear Inc., a not-for-profit organization.

Live Music

11 a.m.

Anthony McDonald

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Noon

Youth Traditional Session

A traditional session for young musicians at O’Reilly’s. All ages. Free show. Tips welcome.

2 p.m.

Sunday Trad Session

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

2:30 p.m.

Howard C. Brown Concert Series

The Howard C. Brown Concert Series at the Old St. John the Evangelist Church in Topsail continues with Anita Best and Sandy Morris. Tickets are $15 cash at the door, or call 726-0000 to reserve.

3 p.m.

Darrin Feehan and Wayne James

Performing at Green Sleeves.

5 p.m.

Fergus O’Byrne

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

7 p.m.

Dave Whitty

Performing at Green Sleeves.

8 p.m.

Con O’Brien and Patrick Moran

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

9 p.m.

Pat Boyle with Denis Parker

Blues, country, and fringe folk at The Ship Pub. Opening set by Neil Conway and Pat Boyle. $10 at the door.

11 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

11:30 p.m.

The Reels

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

Radio

2 p.m.

VOWR Guest Interview

Barbara De Land speaks with Rowena House, executive director of the Newfoundland and Labrador Craft Council, recently moved from one historic 1890s building on the east end of Duckworth Street to another historic 1911-era building on Duckworth Street, opposite the Anna Templeton Centre. Rowena has much to tell about the continuing and future exhibitions and sale of juried craft items, created mostly by Newfoundland and Labrador craftspeople. Tune in to VOWR radio AM 800, online at VOWR.org., or cable radio Rogers 945 and Bell Aliant 756.

Theatre

6 p.m.

As You Like It

Shakespeare by the Sea Festival presents “As You Like It” at Kenny’s Pond Park, directed by Paul Rowe. Admission is pay what you can.

Monday, August 13

Art

1 p.m.

Artist Spotlight

Every Monday, The Rooms will host a visual artist at work. We invite you to visit them and ask them questions about their professional practice. Every Monday from 1-3 p.m.

Classes

7:30 p.m.

Aikido

Aikido is an effective martial art with an ethical approach: use the aggressor's energy against them without harming them. Get fit and focused while having fun. Aikido is offered by the Fudoshin School of Aikido at St. Theresa School, 100 Mundy Pond Rd. It’s a welcoming place for everyone. It is a non-profit with a low monthly membership fee; no one is turned away for financial reasons. For more information, visit: www.2017.fudoshinaikikai.ca.

Fundraiser

Upcoming

Stephen Lush Charity Golf Tournament

The 11th annual Stephen Lush Charity Golf Tournament is coming up at The Wilds on Sept. 13. Registration is now open. Proceeds will help fund a workshop program called Brain Basics, a training program for frontline health care workers, caregivers and family members of people with a brain injury. For more information or to register, call Tom at 682-2613 or 753-1324 or email viviangulliver@gmail.com.

Live Music

6 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

10 p.m.

Jason Greeley

Performing at Green Sleeves.

10:30 p.m.

Larry Foley

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

Upcoming

Kevin Collins

VOWR presents Kevin Collins’ show, “The Moment Is Mine” at Wesley United Church on Sept. 27 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased by calling radio station VOWR at 579-9233 or can be picked up at Fred’s Records, Outfitters Army Navy Store, or O’Brien’s Music. Previous Kevin Collins concert tickets sold out fast, so get yours early to avoid disappointment.

Tuesday, August 14

Activities

1 p.m.

Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon

You're invited to Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon: NL Writers Edition at Memorial University's QEII Library, in the Computing Classroom on the first floor (Room L2028). Wikipedia Edit-a-Thons are events where a group of people meet to edit and expand a specific subject on Wikipedia that has noticeable gaps in it. Our topic will be writers of Newfoundland and Labrador. The purpose is to make significant historical writers who have been overlooked more easily found and researched, while also teaching those who attend how to use the Wikipedia platform. Although we will have mainly collected research on past writers (many of whom are now deceased), we encourage you to bring any knowledge or research you have about any N.L. writer, living or dead. If you’d like to sign up for the event or learn more, email student@wanl.ca. Computers will be provided and there's no need to have any prior knowledge of editing. The QEII library is accessible.

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 6:30-8 p.m.

History

9:55 a.m.

Where Once They Stood

Boyle Tours’ “Where Once They Stood” walking tour departs the Sheraton Hotel at 9:55 a.m. every Tuesday and Friday. Experience history come alive in St. John’s. Come along with one of our experienced guides and get a true sense of this place. This event lasts 90 minutes. For more information, visit www.boyletours.com.

History

1 p.m.

‘Fleming’ – A Walking Tour

The award-winning “Fleming” — a walking tour — runs until Aug. 23 on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday each week. This one-of-a-kind tour received a Manning Award from the Historic Sites Association of Newfoundland and Labrador for exceptional public presentation of Newfoundland history. Paul Rowe, in the character of Bishop Michael Anthony Fleming, takes his audience on a tour like no other. “Fleming” tells the story of the Basilica — with little known facts about the construction, and the social issues of the times — in a fresh and engaging manner. The one-hour walking tour starts at 1 p.m. Tickets are available at the door at the Basilica. Cash only; $12 for general tickets and $10 for seniors and students.

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 12:30-1:30 p.m. This is a free event.

6 p.m.

Andrew Rodgers

Performing at Green Sleeves.

10 p.m.

Damian Follett

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Open Mike Night

Open Mike Night at O’Reilly’s hosted by Chris Ryan.

Theatre

7 p.m.

Southern Shore Summer Dinner Theatre

Spin the Wheel Dinner Theatre takes place on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 7 p.m. until Sept. 7. Join the residents of St. Ferry's, circa 1959, as they prepare for the highlight of their outport summer: the annual garden party. With the usual attractions, plenty of shenanigans, and a subtle plot attempting to outwit the clergy, it promises to be a garden party you'll never forget. Reservations required by calling 1-888-332-2052 or visit www.ssfac.com/request-a-reservation.

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