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Community events in and around St. John's, Friday, February 15 to Sunday, February 17

Folk singer Ron Kelly and his wife of 45 years, Patsy, walk around Quidi Vidi Lake on Valentine’s Day, Thursday. Ron, from Joe Batt’s Arm, and Patsy, from Fogo Island, now live in St. John’s. Among his popular songs are “Home” and “Joe Batt’s Arm Longliner.”
Folk singer Ron Kelly and his wife of 45 years, Patsy, walk around Quidi Vidi Lake on Valentine’s Day, Thursday. Ron, from Joe Batt’s Arm, and Patsy, from Fogo Island, now live in St. John’s. Among his popular songs are “Home” and “Joe Batt’s Arm Longliner.” - Joe Gibbons

Friday, February 15

Live Music

5 p.m.

Carl Peters and Bob Taylor

Performing at Shamrock City Pub on Water Street.

Rob Cook

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Chris Hennessy

Performing at O’Reilly’s Pub.

7 p.m.

Sean & Sheldon

Performing at Shamrock City Pub in Goulds.

7:30 p.m.

Tuckamore at the Pub

The Tuckamore Festival presents Tuckamore at the Pub, a showcase for talented Young Artist Program alumni and a chance to hear some classical music treats in one of the city's coolest live music venues, the Peter Easton Pub, 29 Cookstown Rd. Celebrate the day after Valentine's Day with performances by Natalie Finn, Yanet Campbell, Esmée Gilbert, Susannah Mckenzie Sutter and more. Plus, special guest Melissa Saunders will join artistic director Timothy Steeves at the piano for some four-handed fun. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., music starts at 8 p.m. and admission is $10 at the door. All proceeds support the Tuckamore Young Artist program.

8 p.m.

Connemara

Performing at O’Reilly’s Pub.

Damian Follett

Performing at Green Sleeves.

8:30 p.m.

Acoustic Celtic Connection

Performing at Shamrock City Pub on Water Street.

10:30 p.m.

The Quidi Vidi Dirt Band

Performing at The Martini Bar. No cover until 11 p.m.

Three Amigos

Performing at Shamrock City Pub in Goulds.

11 p.m.

Connemara

Performing at Shamrock City Pub on Water Street.

11:30 p.m.

Heel N’ Toe

Performing at O’Reilly’s Pub.

Midnight

Derek Graham and John Ennis

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Social

8 p.m.

Dance social

Memorial University’s Ballroom Latin Dance Club is hosting a free social from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Remax Centre’s upstairs lounge.

Saturday, February 16

Activities

2 p.m.

Mitten Show and Share

Curious about your hand-knit mittens? Wondering what traditional pattern was used or the history behind it? Bring them in for a one-on-one show and share at The Rooms from 2-4 p.m. with experts Christine LeGrow and Shirley Scott, authors of “Saltwater Mittens.” Included with admission. Free to Rooms members.

6 p.m.

Games Night and Potluck

Enjoy playing board games? Then come participate in the fun of sharing a potluck meal and an evening playing games with others at St. James United Church. Everyone is welcome. The only request is to contribute food or beverages to the meal. Note: St. James is an accessible venue. Please use the side entrance. For information or to indicate your interest, contact Susan Sheppard, DLM, youth ministry, at 722-1881, ext. 204 or susan@stjamesuc.org.

Children

1:30 p.m.

February Kids Club: For the Love of Wetlands!

Kids Club Program for February at the Suncor Energy Fluvarium. Join us as we learn about wetlands and wildlife through activities and games. Come prepared to go outside. Membership to the Kids Club is free with admission to the Fluvarium. This program was developed by the local Ducks Unlimited Chapter. Program length is about 45 to 60 minutes and can include an outdoor component, game, story and craft.

Fundraiser

Upcoming

Coldest Night of the Year

Choices for Youth is encouraging St. John’s residents to bundle up and raise cold, hard cash for the annual Coldest Night of the Year walk. A family-friendly winter fundraising event for St. John's homeless and at-risk youth, the walk takes place on the afternoon of Feb. 23. Thousands of participants will take part in the walk in an anticipated 100 cities across Canada. By walking together in the chill of the winter, participants show solidarity with the experience of being on the streets during a cold Canadian winter, while raising funds to aid the work of Choices for Youth in providing much-needed support to members of our community. This is Choices for Youth’s sixth year taking part in the Coldest Night of the Year, and they’re aiming to raise $45,000 for their work with vulnerable youth in St. John’s. An anticipated 300 walkers are expected to brave the cold winter walk. Learn more or sign up to walk by visiting www.cnoy.org/stjohns.

Groups

11 a.m.

Overeaters Anonymous

This support group meets every Saturday from 11 a.m. to noon in the Carnell Building, 13-15 Pippy Pl. For more information, call 738-1742.

Information

10 a.m.

Tech Time

Have a technical question or problem? Need help with your computer, mobile device or software (such as the internet, Excel, graphic design, social media)? Here's your chance to get help during this informal session at St. James United Church. Open to all ages. Free. For information, call the church office at 722-1881, ext. 200, or email Sarah at srhnorman@gmail.com. Note: St. James is an accessible venue. Please use the side entrance.

Live Music

4 p.m.

Ron Kelly

Performing at Shamrock City Pub on Water Street.

5 p.m.

Bill Kelly

Performing at O’Reilly’s Pub.

6:30 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

7:30 p.m.

Carl Peters and Bob Taylor

Performing at Shamrock City Pub on Water Street.

8 p.m.

Connemara

Performing at O’Reilly’s Pub.

9:30 p.m.

Three Amigos

Performing at Shamrock City Pub in Goulds.

10:30 p.m.

The Quidi Vidi Dirt Band

Performing at The Martini Bar. No cover until 11 p.m.

11 p.m.

Connemara

Performing at Shamrock City Pub on Water Street.

Red Planes

Performing at Green Sleeves.

11:30 p.m.

Heel N’ Toe

Performing at O’Reilly’s Pub.

People

Ongoing

Call for Lives Lived segment

Each year ArtsNL prepares a video montage segment called Lives Lived, as part of the annual arts awards. It’s at that point of the program that we acknowledge the talents that the arts community has lost over the last year. This is an opportunity for members of the community to forward names, a photo and a very brief note that commemorates a “life lived” in the arts. Forward information no later than Friday, March 29. Note that the segment running time may unfortunately limit the number of individuals shown during the show. Information can be emailed to the ArtsNL communications officer, Joshua Jamieson, at jjamieson@nlac.ca. The 34th ArtsNL Arts Awards will take place Friday, June 7 in Eastport.

Religion

10:15 a.m.

Finding God in the Life of Jesus

“Jesus Proclaims the Kingdom” from 10:15-11:15 a.m. at St. Pius X Church, 16 Smithville Cres.

Shopping

9 a.m.

St. John’s Farmers’ Market

Weekly indoor/outdoor farmers' market at 245 Freshwater Rd. from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Saturday. Seventy or more vendors, featuring fresh produce, prepared foods, hot food, crafts and more. Everything made, baked and grown locally. ATM and café on site. Weekly vendor lists, parking information and more available at www.stjohnsfarmersmarket.ca.

Sunday, February 17

Activities

1 p.m.

Chase the Ace

Chase the Ace happens every Sunday at the Knights of Columbus, 49 St. Clare Ave., from 1-3 p.m. Jackpot is over $3,100. Try your luck with the 50/50 draw.

2 p.m.

Sea Creature Creations

Make your own sea creatures, from giant squid with big googley eyes to jellyfish with wriggly tentacles. Then visit our Connections Gallery to see these creatures for yourself. Included with admission to The Rooms. Free to Rooms members.

3 p.m.

Hymns For All Hands

Hymns For All Hands is back again by popular demand. It is an hour of community singing of all kinds of hymns at Gower Street United Church. It is not a religious service. All denominations, and none, are heartily welcome. We will sing a dozen or more well-known hymns together, led by Dr. Doug Dunsmore, with organ accompaniment by Dr. David Buley and Brian Way on the piano. The event is free to everyone. All ages are welcome and singing experience is neither needed nor expected.

Children

1:30 p.m.

February Kids Club: For the Love of Wetlands

Kids Club Program for February at the Suncor Energy Fluvarium. Join us as we learn about wetlands and wildlife through activities and games. Come prepared to go outside. Membership to the Kids Club is free with admission to the Fluvarium. This program was developed by the local Ducks Unlimited Chapter. Program length is about 45 to 60 minutes and can include an outdoor component, game, story and craft.

Choir

Upcoming

Let’s Make a Choir 2019

Let’s Make a Choir 2019, under the direction of Valerie Long and now in its fifth year, is now open for registration. Come and enjoy a unique 10-week session for adults. It begins in March and culminates with a concert performance in June. No audition, no experience required, but tons of fun while learning choral music. For more information, visit heartnotes.net and follow the link for registration for “Let’s Make a Choir 2019” or email letsmakeachoir@gmail.com.

Live Music

2 p.m.

Sunday Traditional Session

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

5 p.m.

Fergus O’Byrne

Performing at O’Reilly’s Pub.

7 p.m.

Derek Graham

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Hugh Scott

Performing at Shamrock City Pub on Water Street.

8 p.m.

Con O’Brien and Patrick Moran

Performing at O’Reilly’s Pub.

Grieve a Diva

After a SOUL'd out show in November, Cat Bowring and her eight-piece band are back at JAG Hotel to salute the one and only Aretha Franklin. Only 20 tickets remaining. $25 advance, $30 at door. Purchase at Fred’s Records, JAG Hotel, or online at grieveadiva.com.

10:30 p.m.

Arthur and Fred of The Navigators

Performing at Shamrock City Pub on Water Street.

11 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Radio

2 p.m.

VOWR guest interview

Barbara De Land speaks with Grace Difalco, a poet from Bonavista, about her work. In particular, she discusses the use of her poetry as lyrics for "Chrysalides," a musical composition used in the 2018 Montreal commemoration for the 14 young female civil engineering students killed in 1989 at the Montreal Polytechnic school. Tune in on VOWR radio AM 800, online at VOWR.org, or cable radio Rogers 945 or Bell Aliant 756.

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