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Community events in and around St. John's, Friday, March 22 to Monday, March 25

Coun. Hope Jamieson wants city council to re-examine the recent increase of city housing rents.
Memorial University's Gender and Politics Lab is holding a conference regarding women's role in municipal politics in Newfoundland and Labrador, Friday from 1-5:30 p.m. at the local Farmers’ Market. Register at http://bit.do/eKLzU. – Telegram file photo
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. —

Friday, March 22

Conference

1 p.m.

Gauging Women’s Presence in Municipal Politics: Newfoundland and Labrador

Join Memorial University's Gender and Politics Lab in a discussion regarding women's role in municipal politics in Newfoundland and Labrador. The aim of the conference is to bring together elected officials, local stakeholders and representatives from civil society to discuss women’s presence at the municipal level, the challenges (and potential advantages) they face in elections and in municipal government, and the future of women in municipal government across Newfoundland and Labrador. We are excited to host this event at the local Farmers’ Market from 1-5:30 p.m. Drinks and snacks will be provided throughout the day. Register at http://bit.do/eKLzU.

Fundraisers

11 a.m.

Great Big Book Sale

Canadian Federation of University Women St. John’s is collecting gently used books every day until March 30. Please drop off at the site of the former TD Bank in Woodgate Plaza, 58 Kenmount Rd., between Toys R Us and Quizno’s Sub. Dropoff hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Saturday, and 1-3 p.m. on Sundays. We will accept all types of books, in good condition, except encyclopedias, Reader’s Digest condensed books, textbooks, magazines and outdated technology manuals. We also no longer accept VHS tapes. Our 2019 sale is scheduled for May 6-8 at the Remax Centre (St. John’s Curling Club).

Groups

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.

Information

1 p.m.

Ask a Law Librarian

Do you have questions about finding legal resources? Are you considering representing yourself in court and need help getting started? Law librarian Jenny Thornhill from the Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador will be at the A.C. Hunter Library to assist in answering questions and help you get started on a legal research project. Visit her on the third floor from 1-5 p.m.

Live Music

5 p.m.

Chris Hennessy

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

Rob Cook

Performing at Green Sleeves.

7 p.m.

Hierrito Onelvis

Performing energetic Spanish music at Boca Tapas Bar.

8 p.m.

Damian Follett

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Masterworks IV

Masterworks IV features a delicate balance of voice, music and dance with special guests including Shallaway, Philharmonic Choir of the NSO (PCNSO), Kittiwake Dance, Raphaëlle Paquette (soprano), Jean-François Lapointe (baritone), and Ryan McDonald (tenor). The Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Marc David presents Let’s Call The Whole Thing Orff! featuring Orff’s masterpiece Carmina Burana.

9:30 p.m.

Dave Mundy & The Best Kind

With Tres Hombres performing at The Fat Cat.

Mark Manning

Performing at the Newfoundland Embassy until 12:30 a.m.

10 p.m.

The Novaks

Performing at The Rockhouse with special guests Catalina Reapers and Tiber Reardon. Tickets ($20) available at Fred’s Records and The Ship.

10:30 p.m.

Blacksheep

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

Randy Matthews Band

Performing at The Black Sheep.

Midnight

Derek Graham and John Ennis

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Theatre

8 p.m.

‘Charlie: Son of Man’

Echo Productions presents “Charlie: Son of Man” March 21-24 at the LSPU Hall. Showtime is 8 p.m., with a 2 p.m. matinee on March 24. Tickets available at lspuhall.ca.

Saturday, March 23

Activities

1:30 p.m.

Beginners’ Ukulele Practice Session

Ever thought about learning to play the ukulele? If so, come join a weekly practice session of people of all ages who are learning to play the ukulele. It's not too late to begin. If you don't have a ukulele, the A.C. Hunter Public Library's Musical Lending Library has some to borrow. This practice session is for any beginner of any age. It’s hosted by St. James United Church volunteers at St. James United Church, 330 Elizabeth Ave., an accessible venue. For more information, contact Susan at 722-1881, ext. 204 or susan@stjames.org. If you're interested, this session is followed by lessons at Long and McQuade at 3 p.m. for $15.

Groups

11 a.m.

Overeaters Anonymous

Regular support group meeting every Saturday from 11 a.m. to noon at the Carnell Building, 13-15 Pippy Pl.

Live Music

6:30 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

9:30 p.m.

Justin Martin

Performing at the Newfoundland Embassy until 12:30 a.m.

10:30 p.m.

Blacksheep

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

11 p.m.

Third Fret

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Public forum

Noon

Epilepsy Public Forum

Memorial University medical students will host an epilepsy public forum from noon-5 p.m. Saturday in Room 1M01, Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University. Registration is free and open to all: people living with epilepsy, their friends or families, people interested in medicine and people who want to learn more about the illness. The event is meant to bring together people living with epilepsy, their families, the public, health professionals and medical students to better understand epilepsy from different perspectives. Presentations will include an introduction to epilepsy, patient experiences, seizure first aid, anatomy of the brain, explanations of EEG and current research in epilepsy and more. To register or for more information about the speakers and topics, visit EpilepsyPublicForum.com.

Shopping

9 a.m.

St. John’s Farmers’ Market

Indoor/outdoor farmers' market with up to 70 vendors: fresh produce, prepared foods, hot food, crafts and more. Everything made, baked and grown locally. ATM and café on site. Weekly vendor lists, parking info and more at www.stjohnsfarmersmarket.ca.

Social

6 p.m.

Ballroom Latin Dance Formal

Memorial University’s Ballroom Latin Dance Club is hosting its formal with cocktail hour beginning at 6 p.m., followed by dinner and a dance. Tickets must be purchased in advance. For more information, visit munbldc.com.

Theatre

8 p.m.

‘Charlie: Son of Man’

Echo Productions presents “Charlie: Son of Man” March 21-24 at the LSPU Hall. Showtime is 8 p.m., with a 2 p.m. matinee on March 24. Tickets available at lspuhall.ca.

Workshop

9 a.m.

Tutor Training Workshop

Would you like to volunteer to help another adult learn to read and write? If you can read, you can tutor. Teachers on Wheels will hold a daylong tutor-training workshop Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call Tom Dawe for details at 738-3975.

1 p.m.

Tapping Workshop

Phyllis Reardon, M.Ed. and certified EFT/tapping practitioner will present this workshop. By the end of this three-hour workshop at The Lantern on Barnes Road you will have a tool at your fingertips to help you daily in releasing stress, anxiety and fear. Cost is $45. To register, email phyllis@coachphyllis.com. A repeat workshop will be offered on Saturday, April 6 from 1-4 p.m.

Sunday, March 24

Activities

2 p.m.

Genealogy Fun

Genealogy fun at The Rooms from 2-4 p.m. Uncover family stories that haven't been shared in generations and watch your family history unfold with fun conversation card games, create a family tree, or create a postcard to send to someone near and dear to you.

Live Music

7 p.m.

Derek Graham

Performing at Green Sleeves.

8:30 p.m.

Matthew Hornell

Performing at Erin’s Pub.

11 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Upcoming

Placentia Bay Matinee

A special day is planned for Sunday, April 7 at Oderin Hall at the Trinity Pub on George Street to celebrate the talent the Placentia Bay area has churned out over the decades, and highlight the heritage of the area. The show will take place early in the day, from 1-5 p.m., so you still can have a chance to go to Nan's for Sunday supper. Performers from all around Placentia Bay will take part in the matinee, with music by Placentia's Larry Foley & Mock Greene, East Isle Wind (from Little Bona), Kevin Hartley & Whisky in the Shade (from Dunville), and Kevin Pomeroy and friends (Merasheen). There will be a special reading by poet Agnes Walsh (from Placentia), with stories and Oderin Hall dedication by Gordon Lake. Freshwater's award-winning singer/songwriter and broadcaster, Colleen Power, will host the event. Tickets are $15. Pre-sales start on Monday, March 18 at The Trinity Pub.

Meeting

Upcoming

Indie Publishers

Are you an independently published author of one or more books? Are you a new or experienced author considering going indie? If so, there has never been a better time to join our ranks. Why? Indie Publishers of Newfoundland and Labrador (IPNL) will hold an open meeting on Sunday, March 31 at 10 a.m. to officially found the organization, elect an executive and set our future course. The meeting will take place at Coffee Matters in Mount Pearl (private room). For more information, visit www.ipnl.ca.

Radio

2 p.m.

VOWR Guest Interview

Barbara De Land speaks with Jaclyn and Tennile Gruchy, sisters and co-owners of Twisted Sisters Boutique on Water Street. Jaclyn describes the boutique as offering clothing and other items, produced mostly in Canada, many with environmental priorities for the past 15 years. The sisters talk about what they would like to see develop in the next few years. Tune in on radio at AM 800, online at VOWR.org, or cable radio Rogers 945 or Bell Aliant 756.

Social

2 p.m.

Meet and Greet

Join the boards of directors of the Agnes Pratt Home and Foundation for a meet and greet from 2-4 p.m. in the Agnes Pratt Home Chapel. Come find out more about us and our home. We would love to meet you. It takes a team to care. Light refreshments will be served.

Theatre

8 p.m.

‘Charlie: Son of Man’

Echo Productions presents “Charlie: Son of Man” March 21-24 at the LSPU Hall. Showtime is 8 p.m., with a 2 p.m. matinee on March 24. Tickets available at lspuhall.ca.

Monday, March 25

Activities

10 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.

Comedy

8:30 p.m.

Messed Up Mondays

Come spice up your Monday with a weekly stand-up open-mike 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 welcome. No cover.

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 Susan at 722-1881, ext. 204 or susan@stjamesuc.org. Note: St. James is an accessible venue. Please use the side entrance. On bad weather days, this event may be cancelled. Call or email in advance to check.

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.

Live Music

7 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

10 p.m.

Damian Follett

Performing at Green Sleeves.

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