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GO GUIDE: St. John's area events for May 23

<span>Kelly Mansell, co owner of Rocket Bakery, catches up on work inside the bakery Thursday while the storm brews outside. — Photo by Rhonda Hayward/The Telegram<br /> </span>
Kelly Mansell, CEO of Rocket Bakery, is the guest interview on VOWR this week. Tune in tonight or again on Sunday to hear her speak with host Barbara De Land about the landmark downtown business. — File Photo by Rhonda Hayward/The Telegram<br /> </span>

Wednesday, May 23

Classes

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.

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Lecture

7 p.m.

Mysticism & Music

An animated talk on Alexander Scriabin by Joe Argentino and Stephen Eckert at the Suncor Hall. This is a free event presented by the Tuckamore Festival and Cox & Palmer. Russian composer Alexander Scriabin (1871-1915) lived a short life, but the scope of his musical journey was extensive. This presentation will touch on some of his early works, describe the composer’s undeniable eccentricity, and ultimately focus on his atonal masterpiece, “Vers La Flamme”.

Live Music

6 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

10 p.m.

Damian Follett

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Radio

7:30 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. Listen at VOWR am 800, VOWR.org, cable radio Rogers 956, Bell Aliant 745.

Thursday, May 24

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.

Live Music

6:30 p.m.

Rob Cook

Performing at Green Sleeves.

7:30 p.m.

An Evening of Music and Song

Come enjoy an evening of great music and familiar songs with the St. James Guitar Group at the St. James United Church sanctuary (330 Elizabeth Ave.). $10 at the door. Proceeds will support the church’s programs and outreach ministry. For more information, call the church office at 722-1881. This is an accessible venue.

11 p.m.

Mark Manning & Carl Peters

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Social

6 p.m.

Flipper Dinner

Wesley United Church is hosting a flipper dinner with dessert, tea, and coffee for $25. Eat in only, no take out available. Call Pheobe Sheppard at 726-1689, Joan Strickland at 368-0434 or the Church office at 579-3682.

Theatre

8 p.m.

‘Noises Off’

Nothing On Productions puts on “Noises Off,” by Michael Frayn, at the LSPU Hall May 24-26 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, May 27 at 2 p.m. Directed by Janet O’Reilly, the play about a play features Jill Kennedy, George Robertson, Phil Goodridge, Kim Drake, Chris Panting, Alexis Keotting, Stephanie Curran, Ryan Butt and Michael Nolan. Tickets are available online at www.rca.nf.ca or at the LSPU Hall box office.

Friday, May 25

Live Music

4 p.m.

Rob Cook

Performing at Green Sleeves.

7 p.m.

Girls Rock NL Open Mike Series

Join host Paige Penney at Jumping Bean Coffee on Elizabeth Avenue for an open mike that is open to all performers age 18 and younger. Free admission. Everyone welcome.

Open Mike

The St. John’s Retired Citizens Association’s open mike show is held on the last Friday of each month at 10 Bennett Ave. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. Admission is $5. Canteen service is available. Come along and bring your friends!

8 p.m.

Damian Follett

Performing at Green Sleeves.

12 a.m.

Andrew Rodgers & Brad Tuck

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Saturday, May 26

Causes

10 a.m.

Garage Sale

This garage sale at St. Andrew’s Church (the corner of Long’s Hill and Queen’s Road) runs until 12:30 p.m. and includes kitchenware, clothes, toys, linens, books, sporting goods, and more. Admission is $1.

Flowers

12 p.m.

Spring Flower Show

The Newfoundland Horticultural Society (NHS) and the floral design group are having their annual spring flower show. Join us today and tomorrow at MUN Botanical Garden. Come see what can be grown locally! On display will be cuttings from NHS members’ gardens, floral design group arrangements and posies made from local materials. The show runs until 5 p.m. today. Free admission to the display room.

Live Music

6:30 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

11 p.m.

Andrew Rodgers & Brad Tuck

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Social

2 p.m.

BBQ

The local chapter of the Canadian Celiac Association is holding its annual BBQ from 2 to 4 p.m. at the North Bank Lodge in Pippy Park. There will be lots of gluten free food as well as entertainment for children. All are welcome. If you want more information or would like to attend, please call Nancy at 727-8038.

Shopping

10 a.m.

Garage Sale

A garage sale at the Kirk Hall, on the corner of Queen’s Road and Long’s Hill, to support the church and its daily operations. Admission is $1. Tables will include an assortment of items for sale, ranging from kitchenware to clothes, and toys to books. Sale ends at 12:30 p.m.

Sunday, May 27

Causes

Upcoming

Gutsy Walk for Crohn’s and Colitis

The Eastern Avalon Chapter of Crohn’s and Colitis Canada is holding its annual Gutsy Walk event next week on Sunday, June 3 at St. Theresa’s School on Mundy Pond Road. The fun family event takes place across Canada each year to raise funds for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis research and patient programs. Event registration begins at 1 p.m. and the walk starts at 2 p.m. around Mundy Pond. Refreshments will be served after the walk and there will be fun activities for kids. Anyone interested in participating in Gutsy Walk, or volunteering for the event, can call Marion Organ at 895-7728 or email: marionorgan@yahoo.ca.

Flowers

10 a.m.

Spring Flower Show

The Newfoundland Horticultural Society (NHS) and the floral design group are having their annual spring flower show. Join us at MUN Botanical Garden. Come see what can be grown locally! On display will be cuttings from NHS members’ gardens, floral design group arrangements and posies made from local materials. The show runs until 4 p.m. today. Free admission to the display room.

Live Music

2:30 p.m.

Morgan Brothers Gospel Concert

George Street United Church is pleased to host the fifth annual Morgan Brothers Gospel Concert in the church sanctuary. Tickets are $10.00 in advance or $15.00 at the door. Tickets are available at the church office, located at 25 Buchanan St. For more information, call 726-8775.

7 p.m.

Dave Whitty

Performing at Green Sleeves.

11 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Radio

2 p.m.

VOWR’s Guest Interview

Host Barbara De Land speaks with NRC director of research and development Jim Millan about worldwide environmental problems from shipping and the growing efforts of countries and businesses to prevent and remedy them. Rebroadcast May 30 at 7 p.m. Listen at VOWR am 800, VOWR.org, cable radio Rogers 956, Bell Aliant 745.

Monday, May 28

Live Music

6 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

10 p.m.

Damian Follett

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Tuesday, May 29

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.

Live Music

6 p.m.

Andrew Rodgers

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Wednesday, May 30

Radio

7:30 p.m.

VOWR’s Guest Interview

Host Barbara De Land speaks with Sheila Miller, who learned about and took part in a challenging climbing expedition to the Nepalese base camp of Mt. Everest in order to raise funds for True Patriot Love, a foundation which supports war veterans struggling to rejoin civilian life. She describes the climb and what it meant to her. Rebroadcast June 6 at 7 p.m. Listen at VOWR am 800, VOWR.org, cable radio Rogers 956, Bell Aliant 745.

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 to 5 p.m.

Classes

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.

Live Music

6 p.m.

Rob Cook

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Thursday, May 31

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.

Live Music

6:30 p.m.

Rob Cook

Performing at Green Sleeves.

11 p.m.

Mark Manning & Carl Peters

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Sunday, June 3

Causes

1 p.m.

Gutsy Walk for Crohn’s and Colitis

The Eastern Avalon Chapter of Crohn’s and Colitis Canada is holding its annual Gutsy Walk event at St. Theresa’s School on Mundy Pond Road. The fun family event takes place across Canada each year to raise funds for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis research and patient programs. Event registration begins at 1 p.m. and the walk starts at 2 p.m. around Mundy Pond. Refreshments will be served after the walk and there will be fun activities for kids. Anyone interested in participating in Gutsy Walk, or volunteering for the event, can call Marion Organ at 895-7728 or email: marionorgan@yahoo.ca.

Radio

2 p.m.

VOWR’s Guest Interview

Host Barbara De Land speaks with Sheila Miller, who learned about and took part in a challenging climbing expedition to the Nepalese base camp of Mt. Everest in order to raise funds for True Patriot Love, a foundation which supports war veterans struggling to rejoin civilian life. She describes the climb and what it meant to her. Rebroadcast June 6 at 7 p.m. Listen at VOWR am 800, VOWR.org, cable radio Rogers 956, Bell Aliant 745.

Tuesday, June 5

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 throughout 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.

Wednesday, June 6

Radio

7:30 p.m.

VOWR’s Guest Interview

Host Barbara De Land speaks with Newfoundlander Barry Buckle, a clothing designer and textile instructor at the Anna Templeton Centre and College of the North Atlantic. Buckle comments on local and general fashion, fashion trends, and the subjects he includes in his textile classes. Rebroadcast June 13 at 7 p.m. Listen at VOWR am 800, VOWR.org, cable radio Rogers 956, Bell Aliant 745.

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 will be $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 today.

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.

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.

Thursday, June 7

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.

Social

6 p.m.

Flipper Dinner

Wesley United Church is hosting a flipper dinner with dessert, tea, and coffee for $25. Eat in only, no take out available. Call Pheobe Sheppard at 726-1689, Joan Strickland at 368-0434 or the Church office at 579-3682.

Friday, June 8

Causes

9 a.m.

Retired Citizens’ flea market

Donations can be dropped off today from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 10 Bennett Ave. for the St. John’s Retired Citizens Association’s giant flea market happening tomorrow.

Saturday, June 9

Causes

9 a.m.

Retired Citizens’ flea market

The St. John’s Retired Citizens Association is holding a giant flea market at 10 Bennett Ave. starting at 9 a.m. Admission is just 50 cents. Come along and bring your friends.

Sunday, June 10

Radio

2 p.m.

VOWR’s Guest Interview

Host Barbara De Land speaks with Newfoundlander Barry Buckle, a clothing designer and textile instructor at the Anna Templeton Centre and College of the North Atlantic. Buckle comments on local and general fashion, fashion trends, and the subjects he includes in his textile classes. Rebroadcast June 13 at 7 p.m. Listen at VOWR am 800, VOWR.org, cable radio Rogers 956, Bell Aliant 745.

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