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Community events in and around St. John's on Thursday, May 9

Learn the basics of honey beekeeping at the Memorial University Botanical Garden in partnership with Newfoundland and Labrador Beekeeping Association, at 6:30 p.m.
Learn the basics of honey beekeeping at the Memorial University Botanical Garden in partnership with Newfoundland and Labrador Beekeeping Association, today at 6:30 p.m. - 123RF Stock Photo
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. —

Thursday, May 9

Classes and groups

1:30 p.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 May 23. Classes at 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. are for returning students only. Refining our practice of the 20 easy-to-learn, 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.

6:30 p.m.

Estate Planning

Learn how to create a plan to distribute assets during life or upon death. Presented by Chartered Professional Accountants Canada at the A.C. Hunter Public Library. Call 737-3950 to register.

Introduction to Beekeeping

Learn the basics of honey beekeeping at the Memorial University Botanical Garden in partnership with Newfoundland and Labrador Beekeeping Association. A suggested donation of $5 (cash only) accepted at the door. Seating is limited to 60 people. Register to save your seat at www.mun.ca/botgarden/register/workshops.

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.

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.

Discussion and lectures

2:30 p.m.

Creativity, Art and Education in NL

A panel discussion at The Rooms. The Rooms welcomes Lakecrest teacher Natasha Hart, ArtSmarts educator Catherine Wright and Perchance Theatre's Danielle Irvine for a discussion about creativity and the importance of arts education for children. Included with admission. Free to Rooms members.

7 p.m.

Weather and Climate: Not What Our Grandparents Knew

A free public lecture by David Phillips, senior climatologist with Environment and Climate Change Canada, at the Johnson Geo Centre.

Poetry

4:30 p.m.

An Evening of Poetry

Join Breakwater Books, 1 Stamps Lane, for an evening of poetry with Agnes Walsh, Katie Vautour and Tom Dawe. Hosted by St. John's Poet Laureate Mary Dalton. This will be the official launch of Vautour's “An Unorthodox Guide to Wildlife” and Dawe's “New and Collected Poems.” A free event.

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