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Community events in and around St. John's, Thursday, April 25 to Sunday, April 28

Drop by The Rooms today at 2 p.m. and handcraft your own 3-D spring flower or make an entire bouquet to take home. You will learn about different parts of the flower, including leaves, petals, stamens and stems. Included with admission. Free for Rooms members.
Drop by The Rooms today at 2 p.m. and handcraft your own 3-D spring flower or make an entire bouquet to take home. You will learn about different parts of the flower, including leaves, petals, stamens and stems. Included with admission. Free for Rooms members. - 123RF Stock Photo
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. —

Thursday, April 25

Activities

2 p.m.

Spring Flowers

An Easter week activity at The Rooms. Drop by and handcraft your own 3-D spring flower or make an entire bouquet to take home. You will learn about different parts of the flower, including leaves, petals, stamens and stems. Included with admission. Free for Rooms members.

2:30 p.m.

Coffee & Culture: Capturing Cultural Food of Our Province

Lori McCarthy has been enthusiastically collecting and sharing stories about the food culture of Newfoundland and Labrador and has created the Livyers Cultural Alliance. Join us at The Rooms to engage and share the lore of our foodways and leave with a tasty piece of Newfoundland nestled in your heart. Included with admission. Free for Rooms members.

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.

Fundraiser

Upcoming

Flipper dinners

Wesley United Church will hold three flipper dinners (with dessert, tea and coffee) on the following Thursdays: May 9, May 23 and June 6 at 6 p.m. each day. Eat-in only, there are no takeouts available. Tickets are $25. Call Pheobe Sheppard at 726-1689, Marvin Barnes at 579-7900 or the church office at 579-3682.

Upcoming

Mother’s Day Brunch

Join us at The Fluvarium to celebrate Mother’s Day and support our education work. Chef Antoine is preparing a delicious brunch for you to enjoy with Mom on Sunday, May 12 with seatings at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. After your meal, families are invited to visit the exhibits or join our educators for stories, crafts and feeding time. Cost for the event is $26.50 for adults and $14.50 for children ages 10 and under. Limited seats available, buy your tickets now by visiting The Fluvarium or call 754-3474.

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.

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.

Live music

6:30 p.m.

Rob Cook

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Jeremy Dicks

Performing at Green Sleeves Uptown.

9:30 p.m.

Craig Young

Murphy Stout presents Craig Young at The Newfoundland Embassy.

11 p.m.

Glory Days

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Public lecture

7 p.m.

Bay d’Espoir Hydro Plant

In this presentation, Jennifer Williams, president of Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro, will explain how the Bay d'Espoir plant – located 170 kilometres from the Trans-Canada Highway in Central Newfoundland – helped pave the way for electrification of the island over 50 years ago, and uses water, rain and snow to provide a highly reliable electricity supply to this day. Admission is free. Free parking is available in Lot 60. All are welcome. Reception to follow.

Friday, April 26

Activities

7 p.m.

Provincial Arts and Letters Public Reception

Celebrate the 2018-19 winners and the annual Provincial Arts and Letters Awards Exhibition at The Rooms from 7-8 p.m. Sponsored by the Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation. This event is free.

Live music

5 p.m.

Rob Cook

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves Uptown.

7:30 p.m.

Fully Furnished

A concert in aid of Home Again Furniture Bank takes place at St. Mark’s Anglican Church. Cool jazz and soul grooves by The Resolution and Kathy Stock, and the classical guitar stylings of Ben Diamond. Proceeds help St. Mark’s Anglican Church support Home Again Furniture Bank. Get off your couch and help give one to someone else. Tickets $10 advance, $15 at the door, online through EventBrite, or by calling St. Mark’s at 726-3213. Doors Open at 7 p.m. All ages.

Open Mike

Open mike at St. John's Retired Citizens’ Association, 10 Bennett Ave., takes place the last Friday of each month. Music starts at

7:30 p.m. Admission is $5. Canteen service. Open to the public, and all are welcome.

8 p.m.

Damian Follett

Performing at Green Sleeves.

9:30 p.m.

Des Gambin and Craig Young

Performing at Green Sleeves Uptown.

The Fine Lads

Moosehead Brewery presents The Fine Lads at The Newfoundland Embassy.

10:30 p.m.

MissConduct

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

Midnight

Derek Graham and John Ennis

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Saturday, April 27

Children

Upcoming

The 3Rs in Nature

Kids Club Program for May at The Suncor Energy Fluvarium. There is no such thing as garbage in nature — plants and animals can recycle everything they use. Discover how caddisflies borrow from the plants to make their homes, how worms turn old plants into soil, how nothing goes to waste in nature and how we can try to be waste-free, too. Every Saturday and Sunday from May 4-26 at 1:30 p.m. — excluding Sunday, May 12 due to our Mother’s Day brunch. Program runs approximately 45 to 60 minutes. This Fluvarium Kids program is family fun and can include an outdoor component, game, story and craft. Fluvarium Kids programs are complimentary with admission. For more information, contact

754-3474 or kids@fluvarium.ca.

Activities

10 a.m.

Everyone Welcome Swims

Free swimming, everyone welcome, at H.G.R. Mews Community Centre from 10-11:50 a.m. and at Paul Reynolds Community Centre from 2:15-3:45 p.m.

Art

Noon

Artists-in-Residence

Arts Northeast will be the artists-in-residence at the Water Street Gallery, second floor of the Heritage Shop on Water Street, from April 27 to June 23. Each of the five artists will create new works during their residency. They are Brenda Rowe, Michelle Whitten LaCour, Joan Roberts, Dora Cooper and Pay Hayden-Ryan. Artists will be present Wednesdays through Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. The grand opening is April 27 from noon to 5 p.m.

Books

2 p.m.

Terry Doyle

Terry Doyle will be at Broken Books on Duckworth Street from 2-4 p.m. signing copies of his debut short story collection, “Dig.” Drop by to have a chat and pick up your signed copy.

Live music

5 p.m.

Colin Harris

Performing at Green Sleeves Uptown.

6:30 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

7:30 p.m.

Spring Spectacular 2019

Presented by the Anchormen Barbershop Chorus. Featuring: The Dunne Family from Ferryland, Julia Halfyard, and The Decibelles Women's Choir. Performing at D.F. Cook Recital Hall at the Memorial University’s school of music. Tickets $20 (call Brian at 330-0889 or purchase online at Anchormen.ca/Events).

9:30 p.m.

Derek Graham and John Ennis

Performing at Green Sleeves Uptown.

Fred Jorgensen

Performing at The Newfoundland Embassy.

10:30 p.m.

MissConduct

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

11 p.m.

The Bakeapples

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Sunday, April 28

Activities

2 p.m.

Neighbourhood Celebrations

Pop in to one of St. John’s community centres for a free, fun-filled family event including carnival games, cartoon characters, crafts and more. Celebrations happening at the following community centres: Paul Reynolds Community Centre, H.G.R. Mews Community Centre, Southlands Community Centre, Kilbride Lions Community Centre, Shea Heights Community Centre and Goulds Community Centre. Attendees are encouraged to wear purple or yellow to celebrate the City of St. John’s Recreation Division receiving the High Five Accreditation, the highest level of quality and safety in children’s sport and recreation programs.

Church

6:50 p.m.

Wesley Male Choir

Rev. Bill Mercer with the Wesley United Church male choir will host an evening service with special guest Madison Curtis, a fourth-year vocal soloist from the MUN school of music and this year’s recipient of the Wesley Male Choir bursary. The service will start at 6:50 p.m. All are welcome.

Live music

7 p.m.

Cameron Crozman

A rare and intimate performance with "Canada's next big cello star" (CBC Music) in the scenic Quidi Vidi Taproom. Program to include works written for solo cello by Bach, Britten, Cassado and more. Tickets just $20 and available online or at the door. Presented by the Tuckamore Festival. For more information, visit tuckamorefestival.ca.

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 Bill Hickey, 44th Baden Powell Scouting Guild master, about scouting history in Newfoundland, what the Baden Powell Scouting Guild is and his work as scouting guild master. He will also discuss his radio work in Corner Brook and St. John's, and his work for many years as a federal government communications officer, which included the traumatic days of the Newfoundland cod moratorium. 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.

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