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Community events in and around St. John's, Friday, February 22 to Sunday, February 24

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 Saturday afternoon, Feb. 23. Learn more or sign up to walk by visiting www.cnoy.org/stjohns.
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 Saturday afternoon, Feb. 23. Learn more or sign up to walk by visiting www.cnoy.org/stjohns. - 123RF Stock Photo

Friday, February 22

Activities

Basketball Tourney

Lakecrest Independent School marks its 25th anniversary this year and to celebrate will host a variety of school, sports, community and alumni events. The first sports event on our Lakecrest 25 calendar is a Junior High Basketball Invitational Tournament at Lakecrest Independent School in St. John’s. We have five teams participating: Leary's Brook Eagles Gold, Leary’s Brook Eagles Blue, Fatima, St. Anne's Stallions and Lakecrest Lightning. The Invitational will run from Thursday, Feb. 21 to Sunday, Feb. 24.

7 p.m.

Kirtan St. John’s

Kirtan St. John's is a weekly westernized kirtan group that meets on Friday evenings at the Shambhala Room, 120 LeMarchant Rd. If you are attending for the first time, message us on Facebook to confirm the location of kirtan, as we occasionally practice in other locations. For more information, message us on Facebook or email KirtanYYT@gmail.com.

Oscar-Nominated Shorts

In celebration of the 91st annual Academy Awards, join us at The Rooms for a special screening of the Oscar-Nominated Short Films. In partnership with the St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival. $10 per person. Ten per cent discount for Rooms members.

Children

Upcoming

Fluvarium’s Easter Camp

Connect with nature this spring break at the Fluvarium’s nature and art camp. We have four all-day camps from April 23-26. Open to grades K-2. $35 plus HST per session. There is limited spacing and preregistration is required. Join us at the Suncor Energy Fluvarium and connect with nature through art, games and exploration. This program will include arts and crafts and discovering more about the critters in and around the Fluvarium. We will have a special guest each day and campers get outdoors daily, and stay out longer if the weather co-operates. For more information or to register, call 754-3474 or email kids@fluvarium.ca.

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.

Live Music

5 p.m.

Chris Hennessy

Performing at O’Reilly’s Pub.

Larry Foley and Kevin Evans

Performing at Shamrock City Pub on Water Street.

Rob Cook

Performing at Green Sleeves.

8 p.m.

Damian Follett

Performing at Green Sleeves.

The Reels

Performing at O’Reilly’s Pub.

8:30 p.m.

Carl Peters and Bob Taylor

Performing at Shamrock City Pub on Water Street.

10:30 p.m.

MissConduct

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

11 p.m.

Burgeo Speedwagon

Performing at Shamrock City Pub on Water Street.

11:30 p.m.

The Punters

Performing at O’Reilly’s Pub.

Midnight

Derek Graham and John Ennis

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Saturday, February 23

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

2 p.m.

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 begins at Atlantic Place on Water Street. 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 those who experience 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. Learn more or sign up to walk by visiting www.cnoy.org/stjohns.

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.

The Reels

Performing at O’Reilly’s Pub.

10:30 p.m.

MissConduct

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

11 p.m.

Burgeo Speedwagon

Performing at Shamrock City Pub on Water Street.

Third Fret

Performing at Green Sleeves.

11:30 p.m.

The Punters

Performing at O’Reilly’s Pub.

Religion

10:15 a.m.

Finding God in the Life of Jesus

“The Transfiguration” from 10:15-11:15 a.m. at St. Pius Parish on Smithville Crescent.

Social

6 p.m.

Stew Supper

Cowan Heights United Church will host a moose and beef stew supper on Saturday at 6 p.m. Tickets ($15) are available at the church office.

Classes and Groups

10 a.m.-4 p.m.

T’ai Chi Chih

Come “Awaken the Energy Within” in the quiet of Virginia Water Retreat House on beautiful Virginia Lake, 47 Parsonage Dr., St. John’s, for a Wisdom Healing Qigong Retreat Day from 10 a.m.- 4 p.ml. on Saturday, Feb. 23. Open to new and returning participants. Join us for the full day or for the morning or afternoon as your life and time allow. An invitation to step back from the busies of life and winter’s teasing to treat yourself. EnJOY! Welcome to bring along your lunch. I invite you to make a donation of food, money or your time to someone of your own choosing as an energy exchange. Please pre-register by contacting Sheila at 727-7863 or sheilaleonard@nf.sympatico.ca. More details on the news page at www.sheilaleonard.ca.

Theatre

Upcoming

The Lady of the Falls

A puppetry play about friendship, memory and being all in it together. Onstage at the LSPU Hall on Sunday, Feb. 24 before touring the province. A play for all ages, it tells the story of a young girl who undertakes a heroic journey upriver to confront the feared protector of the land, the Lady of the Falls, and to ask for her help. Lady, whose memory is failing, is encouraged by her dear friend, Raven, to tell her story before she forgets who she is. The play explores themes of sustainability and interconnectedness, and asks that we consider how our actions affect ourselves, each other and our world. Tickets ($15 for adults, or $10 for students and seniors) available online at www.lspuhall.ca.

Go!

Best Kind Productions is thrilled to announce the next instalment of the popular cabaret series, "Go! An Evening of Original Musical Theatre" on Feb. 28 and March 1. We’ve assembled an extraordinary lineup of our city's most brilliant stage performers, including Vicki Harnett, Timothy Matson, Kristin Murphy, Kiersten Noel and Calvin Powell. Each of the two nights provides a different concert experience, as we welcome special guests. On Feb. 28: Samantha Frew, Ava Walker, Connor Fagan and the Scuffin’ Puffins dance crew. On March 1: award-winning singer-songwriter Steve Maloney, and The Duds (Philip Goodridge and Melanie O’Brien). With Kyle McDavid, Andrew Small, Jacob Walsh and Kiersten Noel in the band, this promises to be two brilliant nights of music that you won’t want to miss. Go! get your tickets at the box office, by calling 753-4531, or Go! online to www.lspuhall.ca.

Sunday, February 24

Activities

2 p.m.

Fun with Flags

Did you know that a long time ago flags were used to share all kinds of news? Flags would tell what ships were entering the harbour or who had the biggest catch. Join us at The Rooms to design your own special family flag. Included with admission. Free to Rooms members.

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.

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.

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.

Upcoming

Music is Medicine Variety Show

Coming up on Saturday, March 2 at Holy Heart Theatre. All proceeds to Team Broken Earth and A Dollar A Day. Hosted by the CBC’s Anthony Germain. Performers include The Dogberries with Mary Barry, Holy Heart Jazz Band, Michelle Doyle, Holy Heart of Mary Performing Arts, Matt Wright, Lady Cove Women’s Choir, Julia Halfyard, “Ultrasound” featuring Fraser Loveys and Renee White, Paul Johnston, Stephanie Brazil, Travis Pickett, Shane Seal, Andrew Furey, and The Flu Fighters House Band featuring Sandy Morris, Craig Follett, Scott Mansfield, Doug Angel and Donny Fitzpatrick. Tickets ($35) are available at holyhearttheatre.com.

Radio

2 p.m.

VOWR guest interview

Barbara De Land speaks with Jim Furlong about his years as a journalist, on-air host and news editor in print, radio and television providing local, provincial and national news to Newfoundlanders. Tune in on VOWR radio AM 800, online at VOWR.org or cable radio Rogers 945 or Bell Aliant 756.

Religion

7 p.m.

Finding God in the Dark

Get an early start on Paddy's Day celebrations by watching the movie “Patrick,” starring Liam Neeson. Screening at St. Pius X Church on Smithville Crescent. Admission is free.

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