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Community events in and around St. John's, Saturday, April 20 to Sunday, April 21

The Easter brunch and cake walk at the Bauline Community Centre is today from 9:30-11:30 a.m. and includes a visit from the Easter Bunny. $10 adults, $5 children. Also, at 10 a.m., the whole family will enjoy a “hungry farmer brunch buffet” at Lester’s Farm Chalet, as well as playing with the baby chicks, lambs, piglets and more. There will be an Easter egg hunt, egg decorating station and even a visit from the Easter Bunny.
The Easter brunch and cake walk at the Bauline Community Centre is today from 9:30-11:30 a.m. and includes a visit from the Easter Bunny. $10 adults, $5 children. Also, at 10 a.m., the whole family will enjoy a “hungry farmer brunch buffet” at Lester’s Farm Chalet, as well as playing with the baby chicks, lambs, piglets and more. There will be an Easter egg hunt, egg decorating station and even a visit from the Easter Bunny. - 123RF Stock Photo
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. —

Saturday, April 20

Books

2 p.m.

Tom Dawe

Tom Dawe will be at Broken Books, 245 Duckworth St., from 2-4 p.m. to sign copies of his book “New and Collected Poems.” Drop by to celebrate Tom's achievement and pick up your signed copy of this definitive, necessary collection.

Andy Jones

Come hear local author Andy Jones tell the story of "Peg Bearskin" at The Rooms. Peg is big, ugly and hairy, yes, but she's also smart enough and brave enough to outsmart a witch, help a king, and find husbands for her and her two beautiful sisters. Included with admission to The Rooms. Free to Rooms members.

Upcoming

Great Big Book Sale

This year’s Great Big Book Sale will be held May 6-8 at the St. John’s Curling Club (RE/MAX Centre). Over 50,000 gently used books. Fiction and non-fiction – all ages and interests. Most $2 or less. Cash only. Students with ID card spending $10 or more, and community groups – come for free books Wednesday, May 8 from 2-3 p.m. Bring your own bag. The sale supports Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) scholarships and community projects.

Easter

9:30 a.m.

Brunch and Cake Walk

The Easter brunch and cake walk at the Bauline Community Centre is from 9:30-11:30 a.m. and includes a visit from the Easter Bunny. $10 adults, $5 children.

10 a.m.

Easter brunch on the farm

The whole family will enjoy a “hungry farmer brunch buffet” at Lester’s Farm Chalet, as well as playing with the baby chicks, lambs, piglets and more. There will be an Easter egg hunt, egg decorating station and even a visit from the Easter Bunny.

2 p.m.

Easter Saturday Communion Service

Wesley United Church will hold an Easter Saturday communion service, with a reception to follow. Persons needing transportation to and from the church should call the church office at 579-3682 (leave a message if necessary). All are welcome.

Information

10 a.m.

Tech Time

Have a technical question or problem? Need help with your computer, mobile device or software (such as the internet, Excel, graphic design, social media)? Here’s your chance to get help during this informal session at St. James United Church. Open to all ages. Free. For information, call the church office at 722-1881, ext. 200, or email Sarah at srhnorman@gmail.com. Note: St. James is an accessible venue. Please use the side entrance.

Live music

2 p.m.

Tim Baker

Fred's Records presents: Tim Baker. New CD/vinyl celebration. Free show, meet and greet, signing and more. Drop by as we launch former Hey Rosetta! frontman's solo debut, "Forever Overhead."

5 p.m.

Colin Harris

Performing at Green Sleeves Uptown.

6:30 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

9:30 p.m.

Armondo Fowlow and Adam Smith

Performing at Green Sleeves Uptown.

10 p.m.

Beatles For Sale

Performing the entire “Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band” album (plus over 30 more Fab Four songs) at The Rockhouse, with a backing horn and string section. $15 at the door, $12 in advance at etixnow.com, The Rockhouse, Fred’s Records and the Orange Store.

Potemtole and Rock One

Performing at Loose Tie.

10:30 p.m.

Bic & The Ballpoints

Performing at the Martini Bar. No cover. Happy hour until 11 p.m.

11 p.m.

Red Planes

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Sports

7 p.m.

St. John’s Edge

Versus KW Titans in Game 1 of the Central Division finals at Mile One Centre.

Theatre

2 p.m.

‘Squawk’

RCA Theatre Company presents “Squawk” by Megan Gail Coles onstage at the LSPU Hall. Annie Runningbird doesn’t have time for the games boys want her to play. She’s aging out of foster care on her next birthday. The system has decided she is an adult, so Annie must make adult decisions. Where will she live? How will she make money? Demanding grown-up choices preoccupy the young girl’s mind as she navigates relationships with boys and men in her company. Does she like Isaac, a cute yet naive boy she met at the mall food court? Can she trust Louis, her older and increasingly overbearing foster care worker? Who can Annie depend on in her ever-shifting world? This intel is important. Because Annie needs to win the very real game she’s playing. She must save herself to save the day. Trigger warning: please note that you may be triggered by the content of the play. The play contains implied physical, sexual and psychological violence. Tickets available at lspuhall.ca or by calling the Hall at 753-4531.

Sunday, April 21

Live music

7 p.m.

Dave Whitty

Performing at Green Sleeves.

11 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Notice

Ongoing

Peter Barry Duff Closure

The Town of Paradise is advising that work will begin at Peter Barry Duff Memorial Park the week of April 22 for the installation of lights at the large baseball field. The work is expected to be completed by the end of May, weather permitting. As a result of this work, for the safety of all users, the park will be closed for the duration of this project. This includes the parking lot, trail access, playground, basketball court, skate park, and baseball and soccer fields. Residents are asked to observe all closures and avoid the construction area at the large baseball field. The town apologizes for any inconvenience caused by this work.

Radio

2 p.m.

VOWR Guest Interview

Barbara De Land speaks with Dr. Jonathan Power, research officer with the National Research Council of Canada in St. John's, about the St. John's NRC facility and the work he is doing to solve the problems affecting marine safety, specifically improving the design and materials of lifesaving clothing to be worn for most types of marine emergencies in marine vessels of all types. Tune in either on Sunday 2-2:30 p.m., or the following Wednesday 7:30-8 p.m. at VOWR radio AM 800, online at VOWR.org. or on cable radio Rogers 945 or Bell Aliant 756.

Theatre

8 p.m.

‘Jack Meets the Cat’

Once upon a time, a man and a woman got married and they had three sons: Tom, Bill and Jack. You’ve heard about Jack? The fellow who was every inch a sailor? The one who climbed the beanstalk? The one who jumped over the candlestick? Well, this is the other Jack. His brothers were kind of handy – they were actually able to do something, but Jack, well, he was a different story altogether. From the producers of “12 Angry Men” and “The Twilight Zone” and the imagination of Pius Power Sr., and Andy Jones, a fairytale like no other comes to life onstage at the St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre – the School Zone Production of “Jack Meets the Cat,” directed by Jamie Skidmore.

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