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Community events in and around St. John's Monday, Feb. 18 - Thursday, Feb. 21

TA Loeffler told the crowd no matter what the challenge, be it attempting to climb the highest mountain peak in the world or dealing with one’s mental health, the same steps apply – imagine the impossible, accept the invitation, make a plan, create support and practice going beyond.
Life as a Mountainous Journey: TA Loeffler will entertain and inspire with a multimedia presentation of the life lessons learned from training for, reaching, and climbing the world’s highest mountains in a talk with the Positive Thinkers Club at the Bella Vista (26 Torbay Rd.) on Feb. 23. Deadline to purchase tickets is Thursday, Feb. 21. Cost is $18 for club members, $22 for non-members and $20 for youth under 22. For more information, visit positivethinkersclub.ca. — SaltWire Network file

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Monday, February 18

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, please 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.

Upcoming

Life as a Mountainous Journey

TA Loeffler will entertain and inspire with a multimedia presentation of the life lessons learned from training for, reaching, and climbing the world’s highest mountains in a talk with the Positive Thinkers Club at the Bella Vista (26 Torbay Rd.) on Feb. 23. Deadline to purchase tickets is Thursday, Feb. 21. Cost is $18 for club members, $22 for non-members and $20 for youth under 22. For more information, visit positivethinkersclub.ca.

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 anytime 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 either. 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. Please call or e-mail 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. Come try it out! For more information, visit www.2017.fudoshinaikikai.ca.

Live Music

7 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Hugh Scott

Performing at Shamrock City Pub on Water Street.

8:30 p.m.

Kelly McMichael

Moody Mondays at The Black Sheep with Kelly McMichael and friends.

10 p.m.

Damian Follett

Performing at Green Sleeves.

10:30 p.m.

Chris Ryan and Fred Jorgenson

Performing at Shamrock City Pub on Water Street.

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 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) available at holyhearttheatre.com.

Religion

10:15 a.m.

Finding God in the Unsung Heroes of the Bible

“Who’s Who in the Genesis Story?” from 10:15-11:15 a.m. at St. Pius X Church (Smithville Crescent). Bring your own Bible or a Bible will be provided for you.

Social

Upcoming

Stew Supper

Cowan Heights United Church will host a moose and beef stew supper on Feb. 23 at 6 p.m. Tickets ($15) are available at the church office.

Theatre

Upcoming

The Lady of the Falls

A puppetry play about friendship, memory, and being all in it together. On stage 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 at lspuhall.ca.

Tuesday, February 19

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.

Ongoing

Calling All Singers

Are you interested in singing, making music and having fun? Come sing with us at St. James United Church. We rehearse once a week (senior choir on Tuesdays and youth choir on Wednesdays) and sing in church twice a month. We are open to all skill levels. No experience necessary. For more information, call the church office at 722-1881, ext. 200, or visit http://www.stjamesuc.org/about-us/choirs-bands.

Classes

10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 7 p.m.

Wisdom Healing Qigong

Come awaken the energy within! Relax! More wellness, more energy, more joy! Weekly daytime and evening classes with Sheila Leonard at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd., from Jan. 15 to March 5. Classes at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. for new and returning students. Class at 1:30 p.m. for returning students only. Focus is on postural alignment, gentle repetitive movements, visualization and sound, with focused intention and attention. Register at your first class. Call 727-7863 or visit www.sheilaleonard.ca for more information.

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

7:30 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.

Mark Manning

Performing at Shamrock City Pub on Water Street.

9 p.m.

Len O’Neil

Len O’Neil and friends performing at The Black Sheep every Tuesday.

10 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

10:30 p.m.

Larry Foley and Kevin Evans

Performing at Shamrock City Pub on Water Street.

Social

Upcoming

Pancake Supper and Social

Wesley United Church will be holding a pancake supper and card games (Bridge and 120s) on Tuesday, March 5 at 6 p.m. Pancakes, sausages, bologna and baked beans will be served along with dessert, tea or coffee. Tickets are $15 for adults and $6 for children under 12. Tickets can be purchased by calling Marvin at 579-7900, Pheobe at 726-1689 or the church office at 579-3682.

Wednesday, February 20

Activities

Upcoming – ticket deadline tomorrow

Life as a Mountainous Journey

TA Loeffler will entertain and inspire with a multimedia presentation of the life lessons learned from training for, reaching, and climbing the world’s highest mountains in a talk with the Positive Thinkers Club at the Bella Vista (26 Torbay Rd.) on Feb. 23. Deadline to purchase tickets is Thursday, Feb. 21. Cost is $18 for club members, $22 for non-members and $20 for youth under 22. For more information, visit positivethinkersclub.ca.

Classes and groups

10:30 a.m., 7 p.m.

T’ai Chi Chih

Come awaken the energy within! Relax! More wellness, more energy, more joy! Weekly daytime and evening classes with Sheila Leonard at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd., until March 6. Classes at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. for new and returning students. Includes 20 gentle, repetitive movements that help increase the flow of our natural energy. Can register at your first class. Call 727-7863 or visit www.sheilaleonard.ca for more information.

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.

PsoriasisNL

PsoriasisNL invites those affected by psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis to join our community support group. Meetings are held at the Blackmarsh Road Dominion Community Room on the third Wednesday of each month. All are welcome.

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.

Discussion

7 p.m.

Ocean Health Discussion Panel

The health of the world’s oceans is deteriorating day by day. Join panelists Shawn Bath of The Clean Harbours Initiative, Wayne Ledwell and Julie Huntington of Whale Release, Strandings and Entanglement and Jackie Saturno, a graduate student from the Marine Institute as they share their experiences with Newfoundland and Labrador’s ocean health and what it means for our local wildlife. Included with admission to The Rooms. Free to Rooms members.

7:30 p.m.

Paddle from Jasper to Tuktoyaktuk

Part two of TA Loeffler's and Marrian Wissink's 90-day paddle from Jasper to Tuktoyaktuk. TA will tell stories and show photos and videos taken along the Mackenzie River. Encounters with wildlife, including bears and musk ox, trapped in quick mud, descriptions of a vast wilderness and wonderful hospitality of folks they met through this incredible expedition. All welcome. No entrance fee. Talk happening at Hampton Hall at Marine Institute on Ridge Road.

Live Music

6 p.m.

Nashville Night

Country music artists and bands performing at O’Reilly’s Pub.

7 p.m.

Carl Peters and Bob Taylor

Performing at Shamrock City Pub on Water Street.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

8:30 p.m.

Andrea Monro

Performing every Wednesday night at The Black Sheep.

10 p.m.

Damian Follett

Performing at Green Sleeves.

10:30 p.m.

Arthur and Fred of The Navigators

Performing at Shamrock City Pub on Water Street.

Public Lecture

Upcoming

Public Lecture on Mining in N.L.

This Speaking of Engineering Public Lecture is coming up on Wednesday, Feb. 27. Hosted by the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science and the Professional Engineers & Geoscientists Newfoundland & Labrador, the lecture features guest speaker Dr. Stephen Butt. If you’re curious about the past, present and future of mining in our province, this lecture is for you. The lecture begins at 7 p.m. in the S.J. Carew (Engineering) Building, EN2006, with free parking in lot 60. Admission is free. All are welcome. For more information, visit: https://www.mun.ca/engineering/community/programs/lectures/.

Radio

7:30 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 women 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.

Thursday, February 21

Arts

2:30 p.m.

Coffee & Culture: Pretend Not to See Me

In celebration of her retrospective exhibition, “At Full Tilt: Colette Urban in Western Newfoundland”, join us for a screening of Katherine Knight’s documentary “Pretend Not to See Me”, followed by a guided exhibition tour. Included with admission to The Rooms. Free to Rooms members.

Choir

Upcoming

Let’s Make a Choir 2019

Let’s Make a Choir 2019, under the direction of Dr. 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.

Classes and groups

1:30 p.m.

T’ai Chi Chih

Come awaken the energy within! Relax! More wellness, more energy, more joy! Weekly classes with Sheila Leonard at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd., until March 7. Class at 1:30 p.m. today is for returning students only. Refining our practice of the 20 gentle, repetitive movements, helping further increase the flow of natural energy. Register at your first class. Call 727-7863 or visit www.sheilaleonard.ca for more information.

Comedy

9 p.m.

Jokes at John's

Voted best comedy night in Newfoundland. Featuring a new headliner and lineup every Thursday at 9 p.m. No cover at Trapper John's, 2 George St.

Information

6:30 p.m.

Retirement Financial Management

Managing finances for retirement can seem daunting. Join us at A.C. Hunter Library to learn how to make your dollars stretch when you retire. Call 737-3950 to register.

Live Music

6:30 p.m.

Rob Cook

Performing at Green Sleeves.

7 p.m.

Arthur and Fred of The Navigators

Performing at Shamrock City Pub on Water Street.

Fergus O’Byrne

Performing at O’Reilly’s Pub.

9:30 p.m.

Open Mike

Every Thursday at Yes B’ys is open mike night. Music, storytelling, comedy, poetry — if you can do it with a mike in public, you can do it here! 19+.

10:30 p.m.

Irish Descendants

Performing at O’Reilly’s Pub.

The Ugly Sticks

Performing at Shamrock City Pub on Water Street.

11 p.m.

Glory Days

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 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) available at holyhearttheatre.com.

Religion

7 p.m.

Finding God at Prayer

With Fr. Earl Smith SJ from 7 to 9 p.m. at Queen’s College on Prince Philip Drive.

Social

Upcoming

Annual Volunteerism Luncheon

Treat your volunteers to lunch on Tuesday, Feb. 26 at the Holiday Inn as the Community Sector Council NL kicks off celebrations for Volunteer Week 2019. National Volunteer Week is being celebrated April 7-13. Join us as we officially announce this year's theme and introduce the honourary chair. It’s a great opportunity to meet old friends and make new. Get your tickets today!

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