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Community events in and around St. John's from Monday, March 11 - Thursday, March 14

The 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 between 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Saturday, and 1-3 p.m. on Sundays. All types of books, in good condition accepted. Please do not bring encyclopedias, Reader’s Digest condensed books, textbooks, magazines and outdated technology manuals. We also no longer accept VHS tapes. The 2019 sale is scheduled for May 6-8 at the Remax Centre (St. John’s Curling Club).
The 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 between 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Saturday, and 1-3 p.m. on Sundays. All types of books, in good condition accepted. Please do not bring encyclopedias, Reader’s Digest condensed books, textbooks, magazines and outdated technology manuals. We also no longer accept VHS tapes. The 2019 sale is scheduled for May 6-8 at the Remax Centre (St. John’s Curling Club). - 123RF Stock Photo
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. —

Monday, March 11

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.

Upcoming

Pop Up Campaign School

Equal Voice Newfoundland and Labrador invites you to join us for the first session of Pop Up Campaign School featuring Dr. Amanda Bittner on Wednesday, March 13 at 7 p.m. at Rocket Bakery, 272 Water St. Free admission. Coffee and tea will be served. The session will be held on the main floor and be accessible.

Fundraisers and donations

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

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 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. Come try it out! 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.

Meetings

Upcoming

National Association of Federal Retirees

The annual members’ meeting of the National Association of Federal Retirees, Avalon/Burin branch will take place on Wednesday, March 13 at the Royal Canadian Legion, Blackmarsh Road. The meeting will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and a complimentary luncheon will be served. The agenda will include regular business, election of officers, and guest speaker Michael Goodrige from Johnson's Insurance, whose topic will be the MEDOC travel insurance program.

Tuesday, March 12

Fundraiser

7 p.m.

Cribbage

The weekly crib game in support of the Canadian Mental Health Association N.L. Division takes place in the basement of St. Teresa's Church from 7-9 p.m. Admission is $5, with a prize awarded to the winner. The event is open to everyone. Contact Andrew Walsh at 726-3935 for more information.

Groups

7 p.m.

The Cross and Bean

A new monthly, café-style, book club at St. James United Church is starting with an exploration of the book, “The Great Spiritual Migration” by Brian McClain, an interesting and relevant read about the future of Christianity. Come with an inquisitive, open mind to explore and discuss McClain’s ideas each month over coffee or tea. People of all ages, races, denominations and faiths – skeptics, atheists, believers, too – are welcome. For more information, contact Susan Sheppard, DLM, at the church office at 722-1881. Note: St. James is an accessible venue. Please use the side entrance.

7:30 p.m.

Inner Healing Ministry

Do you want a touch of the Holy Spirit? Every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m., Inner Healing Ministry meets at Wesley United Church auditorium for a wonderful hour of music and prayer, a time to let the worries of life go away for an hour, a time of healing, a time for you. Open to everyone and a great place to meet new friends from all denominations. For more information, call Roger at 895-3499.

Live music

12:30 p.m.

Trad Tunes at Rocket Bakery

Enjoy some of Newfoundland's best as they gather and play a selection of traditional Newfoundland music at Rocket Bakery on Water Street from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Free event.

7 p.m.

Andrew Rodgers

Performing at Green Sleeves.

7:30 p.m. 

Kelly Russell

Slow session with Kelly Russell at Erin’s Pub.

10 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Social

Upcoming

Easter afternoon tea

The Ladies of the Sabre’s Easter afternoon tea is being held on April 13, 2019 at 2 p.m. at the Mazol Shrine Centre, 530 Topsail Rd. Tickets to be sold on Easter baskets and prizes for best three Easter bonnets cost $10 each. For tickets please call Sylvia Downey 368-0696.

Wednesday, March 13

Groups

6:10 p.m.

Bully Beware

Tired of being bullied or having your child bullied? You are not alone. The Mount Pearl School of Martial Arts has a well-structured program to arm you and/or your child with the know-how and techniques to recognize, defuse and defend against bullying. Our Bully Beware program runs Wednesday and Sunday evenings and is only one element of our school’s comprehensive martial arts program. Gain self-confidence through self-defence. Contact Pat Cochrane at 682-0335 for details.

7 p.m.

Cabot Toastmasters Club

Is a fear of public speaking holding you back? Drop in to the meeting at Mount Pearl City Hall to learn what we're all about. For more information, Google Cabot Toastmasters.

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.

Lectures

7 p.m.

Using Data Storage Tags to Study Atlantic Salmon

The Salmonid Association of Eastern Newfoundland (SAEN) presents a River Talk titled “Using Data Storage Tags to Study Atlantic Salmon” by Zoe Zrini at the Fluvarium at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 13. Bar service will be available along with snacks and there will be draws for salmon flies tied by SAEN members. All are welcome.

Live Music

7 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

9:30 p.m.

High & Lonesome Bluegrass

Performing at Erin’s Pub.

10 p.m.

Damian Follett

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Meetings

11 a.m.

National Association of Federal Retirees

The annual member meeting of the National Association of Federal Retirees, Avalon/Burin branch is today at the Royal Canadian Legion, Blackmarsh Rd. The meeting will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and a complimentary luncheon will be served. Agenda will include regular business, election of officers, and guest speaker Michael Goodrige from Johnson's Insurance, whose topic will be the MEDOC Travel Insurance Program. All members welcome.

Radio

7:30 p.m.

VOWR Guest Interview

Barbara De Land speaks with Aiden Flynn, actor, director and playwright. Flynn is also director of the provincial arts and culture centres. He will chat about his acting career, upcoming acting roles, and the design and events at various arts and culture centres across the province. Tune in on radio at AM 800, online at VOWR.org, or cable radio Rogers 945 or Bell Aliant 756.

Symposiums and workshops

9 a.m.

Opportunity Knocks NL

YWCA St. John’s, together with Memorial University are excited to announce Opportunity Knocks NL, a one-day symposium at Emera Innovation Exchange that will explore solutions to career and employment challenges facing women of diverse cultural and racial backgrounds. The symposium will offer a mix of sessions designed for newcomer women, local employers and employment support organizations, as well as an “UnPanel” session that will facilitate collaborative sharing of knowledge, experiences and skills between all of our speakers and attendees. The day will be an exciting chance to explore strategies to develop employment and mentorship opportunities, as well as support the entrepreneurial activities of immigrant women. To purchase tickets and register for the symposium, visit: https://bit.ly/2VnpF6G.

7 p.m.

Pop Up Campaign School

Equal Voice Newfoundland and Labrador invites you to join us for the first session of Pop Up Campaign School featuring Dr. Amanda Bittner tonight at 7 p.m. at Rocket Bakery (272 Water St.). Free admission. Coffee and tea will be served. The session will be held on the main floor and be accessible.

Thursday, March 14

Comedy

9 p.m.

Jokes at John's

Voted best comedy night in Newfoundland. Hosted by Jennifer Somerton and featuring a new headliner and lineup every Thursday at 9 p.m. No Cover at Trapper John's, 2 George St.

Groups

7 p.m.

TOPS Club

The Iris Bonnell Memorial Chapter of TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) NL meets every Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Paul Reynolds Community Centre in the Frances Lambe Room No. 2. Come learn about TOPS and what it has to offer you. What do you have to lose? Email kathypower123@hotmail.com. Only $46 per year and $3 per week weigh-in fee.

Theatre

7 p.m.

Context

Echo Productions presents “Context,” a theatrical exploration of mental health March 14-16 at 7 p.m. at the St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre, 2nd floor MMAP Room. Admission $20. Tickets available at echoproductions.ca or at the door.

Live Music

6:30 p.m.

Rob Cook

Performing at Green Sleeves.

7:30 p.m.

Colin Harris

Songwriter’s Stage with Colin Harris at Erin’s Pub.

11 p.m.

Glory Days

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Upcoming

Irish Open Mike

The St. John’s Retired Citizens Association is holding an Irish open-mike show on Sunday, March 17 at 10 Bennett Ave. The doors open at 1 p.m. and the show starts at 2 p.m. Admission is $5. Canteen service is available. Bring your friends and get your Irish on.

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