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Community events in and around St. John's, Saturday, November 17 to Wednesday, November 21

A book sale will be held at Torbay Public Library, 1339C Torbay Rd., today from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Books $1 and less, cash only — bring your loonies and toonies.
A book sale will be held at Torbay Public Library, 1339C Torbay Rd., today from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Books $1 and less, cash only — bring your loonies and toonies. - 123RF Stock Photo

Saturday, November 17

Activities

1 p.m.

Watercolour class

James J. O’Mara Pharmacy Museum is located at 488 Water St., St. John’s. Join us from 1-4 p.m. as we learn to paint lavender with artist Jill Moores. Part of a Medicinal Flowers Watercolour Workshop Series. Cost is $30. All supplies are included and a tour of the pharmacy museum is provided before the class. Space is limited. Register by emailing museum@nlpb.ca. Note: the building is not wheelchair accessible. If you have mobility issues, contact us prior to registering to ensure we can safely and comfortably accommodate you.

Books

11 a.m.

Book sale

Book sale at Torbay Public Library, 1339C Torbay Rd., 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Books $1 and less, cash only — bring your loonies and toonies. To donate books (any genre, any ages) for the sale, please bring them to the library in advance during open hours.

Film

7 p.m.

Festival du Vent 2018: Quebec Cinema Tour

The Association communautaire francophone de Saint-Jean, 65 Ridge Rd., invites the public to a free screening of “La Bolduc” (English subtitles) in the presence of the director, François Bouvier. There is also a welcome cocktail.

Fundraiser

Upcoming

Monte Carlo Gala

The undergraduate students of the faculty of medicine at Memorial University, along with presenting sponsor Diamond Design NL, are pleased to officially announce the 42nd annual Monte Carlo Charity Gala: A Night at Casino Royale — a night of gambling, live and silent auctions, hors d’oeuvres, entertainment, dancing and more. The students will support four wonderful charities this year: Cochrane Centre, the Cerebral Palsy Association of Newfoundland and Labrador, First Step and the Community Food Sharing Association. Tickets are available for purchase at www.munmedmontecarlo.com.

Games

8 p.m.

Fall Fair Card Game

St. John the Evangelist Church, 20 Rectory Rd., Topsail, hosts its annual fall fair card game. Cost is $5. Bring your own cards and baskets.

Live Music

6:30 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

10:30 p.m.

Red City

Performing at The Martini Bar.

11 p.m.

Dave White and Carl Peters

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Social

Upcoming

Tea and sale

Gower Street United Church UCW will host its fall afternoon tea and sale Saturday, Nov. 24 from 2-3 p.m. Admission is $7. Baked goods, crafts, preserves, floral arrangements and new-to-you items. Tickets will be available at the door.

Sunday, November 18

Art

Noon

The Eyes Have It

Studio5ive art exhibit and sale, “The Eyes Have It,” in support of the Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre, takes place from noon to 5 p.m. at the centre. The five women of Studio5ive (JoAnne Stone, Velma Dalton Boudreau, Tessa Crosbie, Shelley Blundon and Glenda Bartlett) will have original works, art prints and greeting cards for sale. Everyone welcome, come meet local artists and see what the centre has to offer. Free admission to the art exhibit.

Crafts

10 a.m.

St. John’s Shrine Club Craft Fair

The St. John’s Shrine Club will hold a craft fair at 530 Topsail Rd. from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $2, with free admission for children under 12. There’s a door prize and 50-50 draw.

Live Music

7 p.m.

Dave Whitty

Performing at Green Sleeves.

11 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Radio

2 p.m.

VOWR Guest Interview

Barbara De Land speaks with Tim Walsh, the nursery manager at the Memorial University Botanical Garden, about his winter months' botanical research, propagation of new plants for the nursery and provision of plants for Memorial University students in their biology laboratory studies. Tune in on the AM dial 800, online at VOWR.org. or through cable radio – Rogers 945 and Bell Aliant 756.

Religion

5:15 p.m.

Latin Mass

The holy sacrifice of the mass in the extraordinary form (traditional Latin) is celebrated on Sundays at St. Pius X Church on Smithville Crescent. Latin-English missals provided. Come experience the ever ancient and the ever new. For more information, email unavoce.sopc@gmail.com.

Social

2 p.m.

Fall Bazaar

St. Pius X Parish on Smithville Crescent holds its annual fall bazaar from 2-4 p.m. in St. Pius X Parish Hall, featuring the usual attractions, as well as a silent auction and a visit from Santa. Everyone welcome.

Monday, November 19

Books

7 p.m.

‘The Luminous Sea’ launch

The launch for local author Melissa Barbeau’s debut novel, "The Luminous Sea," takes place at Torbay Public Library, 1399C Torbay Rd., from 7-8:30 p.m. Melissa will do a reading. Also, enjoy art by local artists in attendance, including Brenda Rowe, Stephanie Martin, Marcia Deibel, Darrin Martin and others. Refreshments provided. No fee, no registration. All welcome.

Live Music

7 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

10 p.m.

Damian Follett

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Tuesday, November 20

Information

7 p.m.

Nursing program information

Interested in a career in nursing? If so, the information session about the bachelor of nursing (collaborative) program is perfect for you. The session takes place at the Centre for Nursing Studies, 100 Forest Rd., in Room G06 of Southcott Hall. For more information, contact the BN Consortium Office at nursingadmissions@mun.ca or visit www.mun.ca/nursingadmissions.

Social

5:30 p.m.

Auction and supper

The Gower Street United Church Men’s Club’s 48th annual auction and ham and beans supper happens Tuesday evening in the lecture hall. The silent auction begins at 5:30 p.m., supper at 6 p.m. and the main auction at 7 p.m. Dinner tickets cost $7 and may be purchased at the door, or reserved at the door by calling the church office at 753-7286. Auction items include two weeks in a luxury condo in Fort Lauderdale, local berries and preserves, homemade Christmas puddings and fruit cakes, salt beef, salt fish, knitted goods, restaurant meals, works of art, photography, stained glass items and much more. It’s a great way to find the perfect Christmas gift for that special someone.

Upcoming

John Curran and Friends

VOWR presents John Curran and Friends (Wilf Curran, Ray Walsh, Greg Walsh and Brenda Gatherall) in concert at Wesley United Church on Saturday, Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at Fred’s Records, O’Brien’s Music, Outfitter’s Army/Navy Store (Topsail Road) or by calling the Wesley Church office at 579-3682.

Upcoming

Winter Solstice Celebration at Fluvarium

Join The Fluvarium for an evening celebration on Thursday, Dec. 20 at 6:30 p.m. Share a story and hot chocolate, decorate a tree full of treats as a gift for the animals, and sing some holiday songs. We encourage everyone to bring a song they love to sing this time of year. Winter solstice is the longest night of the year. We will enjoy some time together outdoors, so come prepared to be outdoors for half of the program. All ages welcome. Special $6 for everyone two years and older. Please RSVP to 754-3474 or kids@fluvarium.ca. Note: there is also an afternoon celebration on Dec. 16 at 1:30 p.m.

Wednesday, November 21

Culture

7-9 p.m.

Mummers Paint Nite

Raise glasses and funds for the Mummers Festival by attending Mummers Paint Nite Wednesday, Nov. 21 from 7-9 p.m. at the Benevolent Irish Society, and Monday, Nov. 26 from 7-9 p.m. at Glendenning Golf Course. When you buy a ticket to this event, $15 will be donated to support all the free events organized by Mummers Festival. A local artist will guide you through two hours of painting, drinking and laughing til your cheeks hurt. The best part? You don’t have to be an artist to have an amazing time. For information or to buy tickets, go online to www.mummersfestival.ca.

Meeting

7 p.m.

PsoriasisNL

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

Radio

7:30 p.m.

VOWR Guest Interview

Barbara De Land speaks with Tim Walsh, the nursery manager at the Memorial University Botanical Garden, about his winter months' botanical research, propagation of new plants for the nursery and provision of plants for Memorial University students in their biology laboratory studies. Tune in on the AM dial 800, online at VOWR.org., or through cable radio – Rogers 945 and Bell Aliant 756.

Social

2 p.m.

Tea and music

The St. John’s Retired Citizens Association will host an afternoon of tea and music for seniors from 2-4 p.m. at 10 Bennett Ave. Admission is free. Space is limited. Call 746-2555 to reserve a place for you and your friends.

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