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Community events in and around St. John's, Monday, January 14 to Wednesday, January 16

Paddle Newfoundland and Labrador invites the public to view a documentary film about canoeing the Terra Nova River, today at 7 p.m. at Hampton Hall Theatre at the Ridge Road Campus of the Marine Institute. Free admission. The film documents an attempt to be the first group to run all the rapids of the lower Terra Nova River in tandem canoe.
Paddle Newfoundland and Labrador invites the public to view a documentary film about canoeing the Terra Nova River, today at 7 p.m. at Hampton Hall Theatre at the Ridge Road Campus of the Marine Institute. Free admission. The film documents an attempt to be the first group to run all the rapids of the lower Terra Nova River in tandem canoe. - Contributed

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Monday, January 14

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.

Groups

10:30 a.m.

Guitar lessons

The St. John’s Retired Citizens’ Association offers guitar lessons for beginners at 10 Bennett Ave. every Monday from 10:30 a.m. until noon beginning Jan. 14. Richard Harvey is an accomplished instructor and he welcomes anyone interested in learning to play guitar. The cost is just $5 per person per session.

3 p.m.

Loose Threads Sewing Studio

Our weekly sewing studio at St. James United Church is open to everyone. Whether you’re a seasoned sewer or a beginner, our class is open to you. Come and learn new skills, work on projects and enjoy the company.

Choir

Upcoming

Coastal Sounds Community Choir

The choir will hold its annual open house on Wednesday, Jan. 16 at 7:30 p.m. at Holy Spirit High School. All are welcome to come and enjoying singing, socializing and snacking together. Coastal Sounds welcomes all singers regardless of experience. Come for a visit (or sign up for the term) and learn what we're all about.

Live Music

7 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

10 p.m.

Damian Follett

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Tuesday, January 15

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.

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.

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 in our time. 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 all welcome. This book can be purchased at Chapters. For more information, contact Susan Sheppard at the church office at 722-1881. St. James is an accessible venue. Please use the side entrance.

Live Music

7 p.m.

Andrew Rodgers

Performing at Green Sleeves.

10 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Meetings

Upcoming

National Association of Federal Retirees

The next general meeting for members of the Avalon/Burin branch will take place tomorrow, Jan. 16 from 2-4 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion, Blackmarsh Road. Guest speaker will be Victoria Moulton, from the Hard of Hearing Association. Call 709-834-3648 for further information.

Wednesday, January 16

Activities

12:30 p.m.

Lunch and Bridge

Lunch and bridge take place every Wednesday at the St. John’s Curling Club. Lunch is served at 12:30 p.m. sharp. Call Shirley Kelly at 754-3260 to book a table.

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.

Arts

Ongoing

Funding opportunity

ArtsNL is accepting applications for its Annual Operating Program for Professional Arts Organizations. Deadline: Friday, Feb. 15. Organizational annual operations must start on/after April 15. Contact ArtsNL for details: 726-2212 or toll-free 1-866-726-2212 (NL only), email kmurphy@nlac.ca or visit http://www.nlac.ca/grants/aoppao.htm for info, video, and to apply.

Choir

7:30 p.m.

Coastal Sounds Community Choir

Coastal Sounds Community Choir will hold its annual open house Wednesday evening at Holy Spirit High School. All are welcome to come and enjoy singing, socializing and snacking together. Coastal Sounds welcomes all singers regardless of experience. Come for a visit (or sign up for the term) and learn what we're all about.

Classes

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.) from Jan. 16 to 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.

Comedy

8 p.m.

Revue 2018

The curtain goes up on a parade of characters, sets, costumes and some new voices. Rising Tide Theatre is back presenting its annual political “Revue,” an irreverent take on life in the province. There are laughs galore with plenty of wild characters. Don’t miss all the fun. Opening in Trinity this year and then heading to St. John’s before embarking on a provincewide tour, “Revue 2018” is on the road from Jan. 11 to Feb. 23. Onstage at the St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre from Jan. 16-20. Tickets to “Revue 2018” are on sale at arts and culture centre box offices, online at www.artsandculturecentre.com and at box offices for the venues in Trinity, Clarenville, Carbonear, Marystown and Bonavista.

8:30 p.m.

Downtown Comedy

Stand-up comedy every Wednesday night at Treble Lounge. Pay-what-you-can cover.

Groups

7 p.m.

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.

Live Music

7 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

10 p.m.

Damian Follett

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Meetings

2 p.m.

National Association of Federal Retirees

General meeting for members of the Avalon/Burin branch is from 2-4 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion, Blackmarsh Road. Guest speaker will be Victoria Moulton, from the Hard of Hearing Association. Call 709-834-3648 for further information.

Radio

7:30 p.m.

VOWR Guest Interview

Barbara De Land speaks with Captain Sydney Hynes, executive chairman of Oceanex, about his early maritime life and training, the shipping industry in general and his continuing role in it. He discusses current Oceanex activities, routes and the economic health of shipping in Canada and worldwide. Tune in to VOWR radio at 800 on the AM dial, online at VOWR.org, or cable radio Rogers 945 or Bell Aliant 746.

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