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GO GUIDE: St. John's area community events for the week of June 25

“What's on your plate? Healthy Eating 101” will be presented is by Heather McIver, RD, dietitian consultant, on Wednesday, June 20, 6:30-8 p.m., at the Murchison Centre, Blue Room, Charlottetown.
What’s on your plate? Join the Kidney Foundation of Canada at the Dominion Community Room in Mount Pearl tonight at 7 p.m. for a free public nutrition class with registered dietician Heidi Murphy. More details about this event can be found in today’s Go Guide listing below. - Sally Cole

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Monday, June 25

Children

10 a.m.

The Wiggles

Tickets go on sale today at 10 a.m. for the upcoming The Wiggles’ “Wiggle Wiggle Wiggle!” tour coming to Holy Heart Theatre September 25 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets to see the world’s number one preschool entertainers can be purchased online at www.holyhearttheatre.com, at the Holy Heart Theatre box office, and by phone at 579-4424. Tickets are $40 except children under 12 months can attend for free. A $3 group discount is available for parties of eight or more.

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. Come try it out! For more information, visit: www.2017.fudoshinaikikai.ca.

Fundraiser

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.

Health

7 p.m.

What’s on your plate?

Looking for tips to improve your family’s diet? Do you have high blood pressure? Do you have diabetes? Join the Kidney Foundation of Canada at the Dominion Community Room in Mount Pearl for a free public nutrition class with registered dietician Heidi Murphy. A family-friendly event — all ages welcome. Session will include recipes and information to take home. Learn how to make small dietary changes, read labels, modify recipes, and more. This event runs from 7-8:30 p.m. Space is limited. Reserve your spot by calling Jackie Dolomont at 753-8999 or emailing jackie.dolomont@kidney.ca.

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.

Survey

Ongoing

2018 Community Sector Pulse Survey

Please visit http://bit.ly/cscnlpulse to take the survey or call the Community Sector Council of Newfoundland and Labrador at 1-866-753-9860 if you have any questions.

Tuesday, June 26

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.

Games

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

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

6 p.m.

Andrew Rodgers

Performing at Green Sleeves.

10 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Open Mike Night

At O’Reilly’s.

Poetry

8:30 p.m.

Alden Nowlan in Twelve Voices

Come on down to The Ship Pub, where twelve readers will read from the “Collected Poems of Alden Nowlan” with host Brian Bartlett. Featuring readers: Boyd Chubbs, Mary Dalton, Stan Dragland, Robin Durnford, Reuben Canning Finkel, Michelle Butler Hallett, Joel Thomas Hynes, Don McKay, Kevin Pittman, Katie Vautour, and Alden Nowlan himself on a recording from 1971. This is a free event. All are welcome. Books will be available for purchase courtesy of Broken Books.

Training

9 a.m.

Seasonal staff workshop

This workshop is open to everyone and will train museum staff and volunteers in orientation methods and interpretive planning in order to assist them to perform daily museum functions. The workshop will help museums to create staff policies covering such topics as: staff duties and responsibilities, operating procedures, visitor experience, care of collections, care of exhibitions, and public safety. The instructor is Ken Flynn, executive director with the Museum Association of Newfoundland and Labrador (MANL). Registration fee is $85 for MANL members, $110 for non-members. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required. For more information about this program, please contact MANL at manl@nf.aibn.com or 722-9034. Located at 200 Military Rd.

Wednesday, June 27

Cinema

7 p.m.

Wide Awake Indigenous Cinema Tour

This free event (free tickets available through the box office) at the St. John’s Arts & Culture Centre begins with a conversation with filmmakers Alanis Obomsawin and Marie Clements in the Pinafore Room on the main floor with moderator and local filmmaker Latonia Hartery. Following the conversation, please stay for a special screening of Obomsawin’s film “Our People Will Be Healed” in the main theatre. This is Obomsawin’s 50th film. It reveals how a Cree community in Manitoba has been enriched through the power of education. In addition to teaching academic subjects, the school reconnects students with their ancestral culture. The film adopts an optimistic tone without denying a dark past. It bears witness to the tragedies that have befallen the Plains Cree, such as being confined to reserves, forbidden to practice any cultural ceremonies, including the Sun Dance, and sent off to residential schools. But first and foremost, the film conveys a message of hope: that in an appropriate school environment, one that incorporates their people’s history, language and culture, Indigenous youth can realize their dreams.

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.

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. Come try it out! For more information, visit: www.2017.fudoshinaikikai.ca.

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.

Information

6:30 p.m.

Wills and estate planning

A free information session hosted by the A.C. Hunter Library in the library’s Community Room. Presented by Kellie Cullihall of Gittens & Associates. Please register with your library card at 737-3950.

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.

Museums

9 a.m.

Introduction to Exhibit Development workshop

This course is open to everyone and provides a general introduction into the function and development of museum exhibits. Through this course, participants will explore the purpose of exhibits, exhibit planning and concept development, exhibit design techniques, exhibit resource and budget development, the role of various media formats and interactive features in exhibition design, programming for exhibits, hiring and working with exhibit contractors and specialists and exhibit evaluation. Course instructor is Jane Severs, an interpretive planner and exhibit designer. Registration fees: $130 for MANL members, $155 for non-members. Space for this program us limited. Pre-registration is required. For more information about this program, please contact MANL at manl@nf.aibn.com or 722-9034. Located at 200 Military Rd.

Radio

7:30 p.m.

VOWR guest interview

Barbara De Land speaks with Maureen Lymburner, director of development of the Home Again Furniture Bank, about the bank, how it works, and how much it benefits both donors and recipients, who receive much-needed, gently used furniture and housewares. Tune in on VOWR AM 800, online at vowr.org, cable radio Rogers 945, or Bell Aliant 756.

Trivia

7:30 p.m.

Trivia Night fundraiser

Round up your favourite feminists and bring your fiercest, funniest facts to our fundraiser! A night of general trivia at Bitters Pub with a few woman-focused categories. Hosted by Lori-Lydia Loveless, with proceeds going to benefit the work of Persistence Theatre. Help us raise funds for another year of great theatre! Get your tickets now at www.persistencetheatre.com.

Thursday, June 28

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.

Children

5 p.m.

Game of Gnomes

They’re back! Our trusty gnomes had so much fun in the limelight last year, they’ve set-up house again. In fact, more have moved in. Come for a race around Memorial University’s Botanical Garden (306 Mt. Scio Rd.) to see how many gnome doors and houses you can find! General admission rates apply.

Cinema

7:30 p.m.

Wide Awake Indigenous Cinema Tour

Screening “The Road Forward” at the Arts and Culture Centre followed by a Q & A with filmmaker Marie Clements, moderated by Mary Walsh. A free event (free tickets available at the box office). This musical documentary connects a pivotal moment in Canada’s civil rights history—the beginnings of Indian Nationalism in the 1930s—with the powerful momentum of First Nations activism today. Clements paints an electrifying picture of how a tiny movement, the Native Brotherhood and Native Sisterhood, became a powerful voice for social, political and legal advocacy, eventually effecting profound change at the national level. “The Road Forward” has stunningly shot musical sequences, performed by an ensemble of some of Canada’s finest vocalists and musicians, and seamlessly connect past and present with soaring vocals, blues, rock, and traditional beats. A rousing tribute to the fighters for First Nations rights, a soul-resounding historical experience, and a visceral call to action.

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.

Live Music

Upcoming

Toronto Male Voice Choir

Topsail United Church proudly presents the Toronto Male Voice Choir in concert Saturday, July 7 at 7 p.m. Tickets $20 (children 12 and under free) available at the Church Office (834-4567) or at the door. Proceeds to be split between the Mission & Service Fund and the CBS/Paradise Community Food Bank. For more information about the Toronto Male Voice Choir please visit www.welshchoir.ca.

5 p.m.

Fergus O’Byrne

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

5:30 p.m.

Homely-Made Jam Session

Join Matthew Hornell at Rocket Bakery for some home cookin’ and The Homely-Made Jam Session featuring everything from bluegrass to old time tunes. Free event.

6:30 p.m.

Rob Cook

Performing at Green Sleeves.

8 p.m.

Irish Descendants

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

11:30 p.m.

Ceiligh

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

Upcoming

How Sensible!

An evening with Sheila Williams at Holy Heart Theatre is 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.

Survey

Ongoing

2018 Community Sector Pulse Survey

Please visit http://bit.ly/cscnlpulse to take the survey or call the Community Sector Council of Newfoundland and Labrador at 1-866-753-9860 if you have any questions.

Friday, June 29

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

Various times

Podium 2018

Podium 2018 runs from June 29 to July 3 in St. John’s. Podium is Choral Canada's national, biennial choral conference and concert festival. It is traditionally co-presented by Choral Canada and one of Canada's provincial choral organizations. The conference and festival provide unique opportunities for professional development through national-international keynote presentations, interest sessions, lecture-recitals, conducting masterclasses, workshops and reading sessions for conductors, choirs, administrators, students and choral enthusiasts. In 2018, choirs perform in 11 major Spotlight and Highlight Concerts. In 2018, The Singing Network and Memorial University are partnering with Choral Canada to co-present Podium on the Edge: Singing from Sea to Sea to Sea. Podium 2018 will immediately follow the International Symposium on Singing and Song II and will be the first time Podium has been held in Newfoundland and Labrador. For the full schedule of events and ticket information, visit www.podiumconference.ca.

4 p.m.

Rob Cook

Performing at Green Sleeves.

6 p.m.

Chris Hennessy

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

8 p.m.

Damian Follett

Performing at Green Sleeves.

9:30 p.m.

The Masterless Men

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

12 a.m.

Boys & Girls

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Derina Harvey Band

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

Saturday, June 30

Astronomy

Ongoing

Astronomy Challenge

After the last fireworks on July 1, why not keep looking up and take the Summer Marathon Astronomy Challenge? 26 days to hunt down and view 26 naked eye objects in the sky. No telescope. No binoculars. Just step outside and look up. Jot down the time and date you see each object and see how many you can view by July 29th. Here’s the list, have fun, and keep looking up! 1: The Moon; 2: The Big Dipper (asterism in Ursa Major); 3: Polaris/North Star (star in Ursa Minor); 4: W (asterism in Cassiopeia); 5: Jupiter (planet in Libra); 6: Saturn (planet in Sagittarius); 7: Mars (planet in Capricornus); 8: Venus (planet in Leo); 9: Earthshine (lunar feature); 10: Belt of Venus (sunset horizon); 11: Spica/Ear of Grain (star in Virgo); 12: Arcturus/Guardian of the Bear (star in Bootes); 13: Eyes of The Dragon (asterism in Draco); 14: Tail of the Bear (asterism in Ursa Major); 15: International Space Station; 16: The Ecliptic (path of the sun); 17: Great Square of Pegasus (asterism in Pegasus); 18: Northern Cross (asterism in Cygnus); 19: Denebola/Tail of the Lion (star in Leo); 20: The Terminator (lunar feature); 21: Sea of Crisis (lunar mare); 22: The Summer Triangle (asterism); 23: Antares/Heart of the Scorpion (star in Scorpius); 24: The Teapot (asterism in Sagittarius); 25: The Duck Foot (asterism in Scorpius); 26: Spica’s Spanker (asterism in Corvus) or Guardians of the Pole (asterism in Ursa Minor).

Live Music

5 p.m.

Bill Kelly

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

6:30 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

9:30 p.m.

The Masterless Men

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

11 p.m.

Boys & Girls

Performing at Green Sleeves.

12 a.m.

Derina Harvey Band

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

Sunday, July 1

Radio

2 p.m.

VOWR guest interview

Barbara De Land speaks with Marie Beth Wright about the Avalon Mall, built in l967. Marie Beth, a university student living nearby, remembers how the construction of the mall was a very exciting and important topic of conversation at the time, since it included the largest group of retail stores and businesses under one roof, and she speaks about how it has evolved in the years since. Tune in on VOWR AM 800, online at vowr.org, cable radio Rogers 945, or Bell Aliant 756.

Live Music

3:30 p.m.

Sunday Traditional Session

At O’Reilly’s.

7 p.m.

Fergus O’Byrne

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

10:30 p.m.

Derina Harvey Band

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

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