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Community events in and around St. John's Monday, March 25 - Wednesday, March 27

St. Pius X Parish is hosting A Walk in the Hall from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Parish Hall adjacent to St. Pius X Church on Smithville Crescent on Wednesday, March 27. Please wear dry, supportive shoes. Everyone is welcome, including canes and walkers. Tea and coffee will be available. Come along, bring a friend, have a chat and take a walk.
St. Pius X Parish is hosting A Walk in the Hall from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Parish Hall adjacent to St. Pius X Church on Smithville Crescent on Wednesday, March 27. Please wear dry, supportive shoes. Everyone is welcome, including canes and walkers. Tea and coffee will be available. Come along, bring a friend, have a chat and take a walk. - 123RF Stock Photo
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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.

Upcoming

Hydrangeas Watercolour Class

Join us at James J. O’Mara Pharmacy Museum on Thursday, March 28th from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. as we learn how to paint hydrangeas in watercolour with artist Jill Moores! What do hydrangeas have to do with pharmacy and health care, you ask? March is Kidney Month and hydrangea root has been used medicinally to detoxify the kidney. Tickets are $30 and may be purchased in-person at the museum (10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday), reserved via email (museum@nlpb.ca), or purchased online. Space is very limited! Reserve your spot today! Website: www.nlpharmacymuseum.com.

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.

10:30 p.m.

Larry Foley

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

Tuesday, March 26

Books

7 p.m.

Becoming Leaders

“Becoming Leaders” second edition book launch by Women in Science and Engineering (WISE NL) is this evening from 7 to 9 p.m. in room IIC 2001, Angus Bruneau Centre Innovation Hall, Memorial University. WISE NL is hosting the book launch of “Becoming Leaders - A Practical Handbook for Women in Engineering, Science, and Technology”. Co-author Carolyn Emerson will describe the success of this home-grown international best seller.

Children

10:30 a.m.

Big Fun 4 Little People

Bring your tot along to The Rooms every Tuesday and join us for Big Fun. The program - designed for children aged two-four years - features stories, songs, puppets, games and crafts for tots and their guardian. Afterward, head upstairs to The Rooms Café for a complimentary tea or coffee and a chance to visit with other adults.

Upcoming

Spring Froglets

The Fluvarium's Parent & Tot program starts the week of April 8.
Enjoy spring with new friends and an easygoing outdoor program! The program runs for 10 weeks and is ideal for children ages one to five and their adult. Choose either Monday starting April 8 (10:45 a.m. - 12 p.m.) or Tuesday starting April 9 (2:45 - 4 p.m.). Fills fast! Cost is $65 for one child and one adult. For more details or to register call 754-3474, or email meinfo@fluvarium.ca.

Classes and groups

7 p.m.

Free ESL Classes

The Association for New Canadians is offering free evening English as a Second Language classes beginning today at the ESL Training Centre, 148 Elizabeth Avenue (off Smithville Crescent). To register, phone 726-6848 or e-mail linc@ancnl.ca.

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.

Comedy

9:30 p.m.

Jest B’ys

Open mike comedy every Tuesday at Yes B’ys. Pay what you can.

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.

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.

8:30 p.m.

Open mike night

O’Reilly’s.

10 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Wednesday March 27

Activities

10 a.m.

A Walk in the Hall

St. Pius X Parish is hosting A Walk in the Hall from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Parish Hall adjacent to St. Pius X Church on Smithville Crescent. Please wear dry, supportive shoes. Everyone is welcome, including canes and walkers. Tea and coffee will be available. Come along, bring a friend, have a chat and take a walk.

Classes and 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 our meeting at Mount Pearl City Hall to learn what we're all about. For more information, simply 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.

Lent

12:30 p.m.

Lenten Worship and Communion

All are warmly welcome to join Rev. Brian Colbourne and others at St. James United Church for an informal Lenten worship and communion every Wednesday at lunchtime from March 13 to April 17. Bring your lunch to share time with us afterward, and enjoy the warmth of our community as we explore and share our faith together during this significant time in the Christian calendar. Please enter through the side door. For more information, call 722-1881 or write to revbrian@stjamesuc.org. Also visit www.stjamesuc.org or our Facebook page.

2 p.m.

Lenten Services

Wesley United Church will hold Lenten services each Wednesday during Lent in the chapel at 2 p.m. All are welcome to attend.

Live Music

6:30 p.m.

Chris Ryan

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

7 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

9:30 p.m.

High and Lonesome

Performing at Erin’s Pub.

10 p.m.

Damian Follett

Performing at Green Sleeves.

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 be holding an open meeting on Sunday, March 31 at 10 a.m. to officially found the organization, elect an executive, and set our future course! Meeting to take place at the Coffee Matters in Mount Pearl (private room). For more information, visit www.ipnl.ca.

Public lectures

7 p.m.

River Talk

The Salmonid Association of Eastern Newfoundland (SAEN) presents a River Talk titled “MUN Biology Grad Student Talks” at the Fluvarium. Bar service and snacks will be available. There will be draw for salmon flies tied by SAEN members. All are welcome.

Radio

7:30 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 fifteen 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.

Religion

10:15 a.m.

Finding God in Spiritual Reading

“Discipleship and Stages in our Lives” with focus on St. Edith Stein. St. Pius X Church, Smithville Crescent.

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