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Community events in and around St. John's, Friday, April 26 to Monday, April 29

A concert in aid of Home Again Furniture Bank takes place today at 7:30 p.m. at St. Mark’s Anglican Church. Tickets $10 advance, $15 at the door, online through EventBrite, or by calling St. Mark’s at 726-3213. Doors Open at 7 p.m. All ages.
A concert in aid of Home Again Furniture Bank takes place today at 7:30 p.m. at St. Mark’s Anglican Church. Tickets $10 advance, $15 at the door, online through EventBrite, or by calling St. Mark’s at 726-3213. Doors Open at 7 p.m. All ages. - 123RF Stock Photo
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Friday, April 26

Activities

  • 7 p.m.

Provincial Arts and Letters Public Reception

Celebrate the 2018-19 winners and the annual Provincial Arts and Letters Awards Exhibition at The Rooms from 7-8 p.m. Sponsored by the Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation. This event is free.

Live music

  • 5 p.m.

Rob Cook

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves Uptown.

  • 7:30 p.m.

Fully Furnished

A concert in aid of Home Again Furniture Bank takes place at St. Mark’s Anglican Church. Cool jazz and soul grooves by The Resolution and Kathy Stock, and the classical guitar stylings of Ben Diamond. Proceeds help St. Mark’s Anglican Church support Home Again Furniture Bank. Get off your couch and help give one to someone else. Tickets $10 advance, $15 at the door, online through EventBrite, or by calling St. Mark’s at 726-3213. Doors Open at 7 p.m. All ages.

Open Mike

  • 7:30 p.m.

Open mike at St. John's Retired Citizens’ Association, 10 Bennett Ave., takes place the last Friday of each month. Admission is $5. Canteen service. Open to the public, and all are welcome.

  • 8 p.m.

Damian Follett

Performing at Green Sleeves.

  • 9:30 p.m.

Des Gambin and Craig Young

Performing at Green Sleeves Uptown.

The Fine Lads

Moosehead Brewery presents The Fine Lads at The Newfoundland Embassy.

  • 10:30 p.m.

MissConduct

Performing at the Martini Bar. No cover. Happy hour until 11 p.m.

  • Midnight

Derek Graham and John Ennis

Performing at Green Sleeves.


Saturday, April 27

Children

Upcoming

The 3Rs in Nature

Kids Club Program for May at The Suncor Energy Fluvarium. There is no such thing as garbage in nature — plants and animals can recycle everything they use. Discover how caddisflies borrow from the plants to make their homes, how worms turn old plants into soil, how nothing goes to waste in nature and how we can try to be waste-free, too. Every Saturday and Sunday from May 4-26 at 1:30 p.m. — excluding Sunday, May 12 due to our Mother’s Day brunch. Program runs approximately 45 to 60 minutes. This Fluvarium Kids program is family fun and can include an outdoor component, game, story and craft. Fluvarium Kids programs are complimentary with admission. For more information, contact

754-3474 or kids@fluvarium.ca.

Activities

  • 10 a.m.

Everyone Welcome Swims

Free swimming, everyone welcome, at H.G.R. Mews Community Centre from 10-11:50 a.m. and at Paul Reynolds Community Centre from 2:15-3:45 p.m.

Art

  • Noon

Artists-in-Residence

Arts Northeast will be the artists-in-residence at the Water Street Gallery, second floor of the Heritage Shop on Water Street, from April 27 to June 23. Each of the five artists will create new works during their residency. They are Brenda Rowe, Michelle Whitten LaCour, Joan Roberts, Dora Cooper and Pay Hayden-Ryan. Artists will be present Wednesdays through Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. The grand opening is April 27 from noon to 5 p.m.

Books

  • 2 p.m.

Terry Doyle

Terry Doyle will be at Broken Books on Duckworth Street from 2-4 p.m. signing copies of his debut short story collection, “Dig.” Drop by to have a chat and pick up your signed copy.

Live music

  • 5 p.m.

Colin Harris

Performing at Green Sleeves Uptown.

  • 6:30 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

  • 7:30 p.m.

Spring Spectacular 2019

Presented by the Anchormen Barbershop Chorus. Featuring: The Dunne Family from Ferryland, Julia Halfyard, and The Decibelles Women's Choir. Performing at D.F. Cook Recital Hall at the Memorial University’s school of music. Tickets $20 (call Brian at 330-0889 or purchase online at Anchormen.ca/Events).

  • 9:30 p.m.

Derek Graham and John Ennis

Performing at Green Sleeves Uptown.

Fred Jorgensen

Performing at The Newfoundland Embassy.

  • 10:30 p.m.

MissConduct

Performing at the Martini Bar. No cover. Happy hour until 11 p.m.

  • 11 p.m.

The Bakeapples

Performing at Green Sleeves.


Sunday, April 28

Activities

  • 2 p.m.

Neighbourhood Celebrations

Pop in to one of St. John’s community centres for a free, fun-filled family event including carnival games, cartoon characters, crafts and more. Celebrations happening at the following community centres: Paul Reynolds Community Centre, H.G.R. Mews Community Centre, Southlands Community Centre, Kilbride Lions Community Centre, Shea Heights Community Centre and Goulds Community Centre. Attendees are encouraged to wear purple or yellow to celebrate the City of St. John’s recreation division receiving the High Five Accreditation, the highest level of quality and safety in children’s sport and recreation programs.

Church

  • 6:50 p.m.

Wesley Male Choir

Rev. Bill Mercer with the Wesley United Church male choir will host an evening service with special guest Madison Curtis, a fourth-year vocal soloist from the MUN school of music and this year’s recipient of the Wesley Male Choir bursary. The service will start at 6:50 p.m. All are welcome.

Live music

  • 7 p.m.

Cameron Crozman

A rare and intimate performance with "Canada's next big cello star" (CBC Music) in the scenic Quidi Vidi Taproom. Program to include works written for solo cello by Bach, Britten, Cassado and more. Tickets are $20 and available online or at the door. Presented by the Tuckamore Festival. For more information, visit tuckamorefestival.ca.

Dave Whitty

Performing at Green Sleeves.

  • 11 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Radio

  • 2 p.m.

VOWR Guest Interview

Barbara De Land speaks with Bill Hickey, 44th Baden Powell Scouting Guild master, about scouting history in Newfoundland, what the Baden Powell Scouting Guild is and his work as scouting guild master. He will also discuss his radio work in Corner Brook and St. John's, and his work for many years as a federal government communications officer, which included the traumatic days of the Newfoundland cod moratorium. Tune in either on Sunday 2-2:30 p.m., or the following Wednesday 7:30-8 p.m. at VOWR radio AM 800, online at VOWR.org, or on cable radio Rogers 945 or Bell Aliant 756.


Monday, April 29

Activities

  • 9 a.m.

Tours of Government House

Free tours of Government House are available Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. by appointment only. To request a tour, call Regina Whiteway at 729-2669 or email ReginaWhiteway@gov.nl.ca.

  • 7:30 p.m.

Bingo

The St. John’s Retired Citizens Association’s bingo is held every Monday night at 10 Bennett Ave. The doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the games start at 8 p.m. The cost is just $5 per card. The escalating jackpot is around $1,000.

Classes and groups

  • 3 p.m.

Loose Threads Sewing Studio

Looking to join a sociable group? Loose Threads Sewing Studio meets every Monday in the Fellowship Room at St. James United Church. No matter your gender, age, ability or faith, drop in any time between 3 and 6 p.m. Bring along a project you are working on or start a new one. Relax, sew, chat, laugh, receive help and friendship from others in a very informal atmosphere. No cost – just bring your own materials, equipment and refreshments if you wish. You do not have to be a member of St. James. For information, contact 722-1881 or susan@stjamesuc.org. Note: St. James is an accessible venue. Please use the side entrance. On bad weather days, this event might be cancelled — call or email in advance to check.

  • 7 p.m.

Writers’ Circle

Need help with an assignment or writing creatively? Want to share your reflection with others or learn from them? Join the Writers’ Circle at St. James United Church (Fellowship Room) – a participant-driven, informal, friendly group open to everyone. Come relax, chat over coffee or tea and write. For more information, contact 722-1881, ext. 200. St. James is an accessible venue; elevator at side entrance.

  • 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. Fudoshin is 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.

Comedy

  • 8:30 p.m.

Messed Up Mondays Open Mike

Come spice up your Monday with a weekly stand-up comedy show at The Rose & Thistle on Water Street. Featuring a mix of new talent and some of your favourite local comedians. Anyone and everyone is welcome. No cover.

Fundraiser

Upcoming

Flipper dinner

The Topsail United Church Men's Club’s annual flipper dinner will be held on Monday, May 13. Takeouts available at 5:30 p.m., eat-in at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $25. For tickets, contact the church office at 834-4567 or Allan at 834-2442.

Upcoming

Walk-A-Thon

The Newfoundland and Labrador Chapter of the Canadian Celiac Association is having a walk-a-thon on May 4. Walk starts at 11 a.m., registration at the boathouse at Quidi Vidi Lake. Social to follow. To get your pledge sheet, or for more information, email nlceliacwalkathon@gmail.com.

Live music

  • 7 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

  • 10 p.m.

Damian Follett

Performing at Green Sleeves.

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