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Community events in and around St. John's, Friday, February 8 to Sunday, February 10

An Ignatian retreat for men and women, ages 18-35, takes place on Friday from 7-9 p.m. and Saturday from 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m. at St. Pius X Church on Smithville Crescent. Experience Ignatian contemplations, tools of discernment and prayer for everyday life. Facilitated by Fr. John O'Brien, SJ.
An Ignatian retreat for men and women, ages 18-35, takes place on Friday from 7-9 p.m. and Saturday from 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m. at St. Pius X Church on Smithville Crescent. Experience Ignatian contemplations, tools of discernment and prayer for everyday life. Facilitated by Fr. John O'Brien, SJ. - 123RF Stock Photo

Friday, February 8

Activities

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, please message us on Facebook to confirm the location of kirtan, as we occasionally practice in other locations. For more information, please message us on Facebook, or email KirtanYYT@gmail.com.

Art

7:30 p.m.

Opening Reception

Join us at The Rooms as we celebrate our new art exhibitions. This event is free to attend, all are welcome. For more information, visit therooms.ca.

Information

Noon

Futurpreneur Canada Information Session

Are you 18-39 years old and considering becoming a business owner? Have you just launched your business and still within your first year of operation? Are you considering starting a side hustle business? Futurpreneur Canada is holding a workshop at Common Ground Coworking for aspiring young entrepreneurs in St. John's. What can you expect from this event? Meet other aspiring entrepreneurs as well as business experts from Futurpreneur Canada. You’ll get feedback on your business idea and the chance to ask your burning questions. Plus, learn about tools and resources available to help you start your business.

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.

6:30 p.m.

Rick Lambe and Jeremy Dicks

Performing at Bull & Finch. Rick is onstage from 6:30-9:30 p.m., followed by Jeremy from 9:30-12:30 a.m.

7 p.m.

Hierrito Onelvis

Energetic Spanish music at Boca Tapas Bar.

Sean & Sheldon

Performing at Shamrock City Pub in Goulds.

8 p.m.

Damian Follett

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Masterworks 3: It’s His Forte

The Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra featuring Charles Richard-Hamelin, piano, with conductor Marc David. Performing Ivanovici’s “Waves of the Danube,” Chopin’s “Piano Concerto No. 1,” and Dvořák’s “Symphony No. 8.” Onstage at the St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre. For tickets, visit artsandculturecentre.com, call 729-3900 or visit the box office.

Siochana

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.

Bump

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

Paul Brace

With special guest Steve Oakley performing at The Black Sheep.

The Navigators

Performing at Shamrock City Pub in Goulds.

11 p.m.

Celtic Connection

Performing at Shamrock City Pub on Water Street.

11:30 p.m.

Tarahan

Performing at O’Reilly’s Pub.

Midnight

Boys & Girls

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Upcoming

The Night the Stars Come Out for the Hall

The Hall presents: Amelia Curran, Craig Young, Earle & Coffin, Jim Payne and Fergus O’Byrne, Jenny Gear and Sandy Morris, with host Glen Tilley. A fundraiser for the Resource Centre of the Arts and the LSPU Hall. Includes drink specials and a raffle. Concert on Feb. 12 at 8 p.m. Tickets on sale now. Call 753-4531 or visit lspuhall.ca.

Religion

7 p.m.

Finding God in ‘The Heart of the World’ Retreat

Ignatian retreat for men and women, ages 18-35. Experience Ignatian contemplations, tools of discernment and prayer for everyday life. Facilitated by Fr. John O'Brien, SJ from 7-9 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 9 from 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m. at St. Pius X Church on Smithville Crescent.

Sports

7 p.m.

Newfoundland Growlers

Newfoundland Growlers vs. Fort Wayne Komets at Mile One Centre. For tickets, visit mileonecentre.com or call 576-7657.

Theatre

7:30 p.m.

A Night at The Oscars – Frosty Style

Written and directed by Peter Halley and hosted by Mount Pearl’s Keith Power, Dana Parsons, Peter Halley and Shelley Neville. Guests will be taken on a musical journey celebrating the best movies, music, characters and songs from motion pictures. The Spirit of Newfoundland cast and band along with choirs, soloists and ensemble groups will bring the very best music from motion pictures to life. Doors open at the Glacier Arena at 5 p.m. All-ages show. For more information, contact the festival office at 748-6480 or info@frostyfestival.ca.

Saturday, February 9

Activities

Ongoing

Snowshoeing

The public is invited to snowshoe at Government House. When conditions are suitable and safe, bring your snowshoes, friends and family to the grounds during the day for a winter wellness break.

Fundraisers

9:30 a.m.

‘Walk a Mile in His Shoes’

Come “Walk a Mile in His Shoes” at the Jack Byrne Arena track to support men diagnosed with prostate cancer and their families. Prizes and refreshments. Registration at 9:30 a.m. Walk starts at 10 a.m.

11 a.m.

Cancer Ribbon fundraiser

Trouble Bound Studio’s ninth annual Cancer Ribbon fundraiser with proceeds going to Daffodil Place takes place from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Three artists at the shop plus one guest artist will dedicate the entire day to tattooing cancer ribbons for $100 plus tax each. Owner and operator Dave Munro will also donate funds from the sale of T-shirts and art prints sold during the day. To book an appointment for a tattoo, call 754-5590.

Ongoing and upcoming

Regional food drive

The municipalities of St. John’s, Conception Bay South, Mount Pearl, Paradise, Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s and Torbay are holding a regional food drive throughout the month of February during winter festival events. In response to the recent fire at the Community Food Sharing Association warehouse, residents are encouraged to help re-stock the food bank by donating non-perishable food items when attending a community event in February.

Children

Noon

Family Fun Day

A day of family entertainment and games at Paradise Double Ice Complex as part of the annual Snow and Ice in Paradise winter festival. The entertainment includes live music from Terry Reilly, a reptile show and a show from Wonderbolt. There will also be an opportunity for those in attendance to showcase their talents in a local talent show. This event runs from noon to 4 p.m. and costs $10 per family. For more information, or to sign up for the talent show, contact Brendan Squire at 782-3570.

1:30 p.m.

February Kids Club

Kids Club Program for February at the Suncor Energy Fluvarium. Every Saturday and Sunday from Feb. 2-24 at 1:30 p.m. This weekend, children will take a break from the regular Animal Tracks program to make valentines. Program runs approximately 45-60 minutes. Kids ages five to 10 and their families are invited to join Fluvarium Kids. Receive updates, collect stickers and earn a Fluvarium Kids Fresh Water Friends certificate when you attend sessions in four different months. Fluvarium Kids programs are complimentary with admission. Ask about our annual family pass.

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.

Siochana

Performing at O’Reilly’s Pub.

9:30 p.m.

The Reels

Performing at Shamrock City Pub in Goulds.

10:30 p.m.

Bump

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

11 p.m.

Celtic Connection

Performing at Shamrock City Pub on Water Street.

Dave White and Carl Peters

Performing at Green Sleeves.

11:30 p.m.

Tarahan

Performing at O’Reilly’s Pub.

Meeting

Upcoming

Canadian Federation of University Women

The CFUW is holding its monthly meeting on Feb. 12 at 7:30 p.m. in Room 4065 of the Earth Science Building at Memorial University. Our guest speaker is Larry Dohey from The Rooms on the topic, “Finding Women in the Archives.” Members and guests are invited to attend.

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 10

Children

1:30 p.m.

February Kids Club

Kids Club Program for February at The Suncor Energy Fluvarium. Every Saturday and Sunday from Feb. 2-24 at 1:30 p.m. This weekend, children will take a break from the regular Animal Tracks program to make valentines. Program runs approximately 45-60 minutes. Kids ages five to 10 and their families are invited to join Fluvarium Kids. Receive updates, collect stickers and earn a Fluvarium Kids Fresh Water Friends certificate when you attend sessions in four different months. Fluvarium Kids programs are complimentary with admission. Ask about our annual family pass.

Church

4 p.m.

Hope for a Winter’s Night

Gower Street United Church hosts this unique community gathering entitled “Hope for a Winter’s Night.” The event is a quiet time of reflection through inspirational song, reading and prayer and is open to those who are grieving a loss of any type, find winter difficult, are struggling with illness, or would like a quiet space of inspiration and hope. St. John Ambulance therapy dogs will be on hand. This is an inspirational community gathering and all are welcome.

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.

Radio

2-2:30 p.m.

VOWR Guest Interview

Barbara De Land speaks with Robert Lemesserier about his work with the Marine Institute, locally and internationally, a historic Newfoundland hike across Newfoundland before the construction of the Trans-Canada highway, and work with the Boy Scout organization, and his hopes and wishes for the future of Newfoundland and Labrador. Tune in to VOWR radio at 800 on the AM dial, online at VOWR.org, or cable radio Rogers 945 or Bell Aliant 756.

Theatre

Upcoming

Go!

Best Kind Productions is thrilled to announce the next instalment of the popular cabaret series, "Go!: An Evening of Original Musical Theatre" coming up 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 online at www.lspuhall.ca.

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