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Community events in and around St. John's, Thursday, January 24 to Sunday, January 27

Let’s Make a Choir 2019, under the direction of Valerie Long, is open for registration. Come and enjoy a unique 10-week session for adults. It begins in March and culminates with a concert performance in June. For more information, visit heartnotes.net and follow the link for registration for “Let’s Make a Choir 2019” or email letsmakeachoir@gmail.com.
Let’s Make a Choir 2019, under the direction of Valerie Long, is open for registration. Come and enjoy a unique 10-week session for adults. It begins in March and culminates with a concert performance in June. For more information, visit heartnotes.net and follow the link for registration for “Let’s Make a Choir 2019” or email letsmakeachoir@gmail.com. - 123RF Stock Photo

Thursday, January 24

Choir

Upcoming

Let’s Make a Choir 2019

Let’s Make a Choir 2019, under the direction of Valerie Long and now in its fifth year, is open for registration. Come and enjoy a unique 10-week session for adults. It begins in March and culminates with a concert performance in June. No audition, no experience required, but tons of fun while learning choral music. For more information, visit heartnotes.net and follow the link for registration for “Let’s Make a Choir 2019” or email letsmakeachoir@gmail.com.

Classes

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 March 7. Classes at 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m., for returning students only. Refining our practice of the 20 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.

Comedy

9 p.m.

Jokes at John's

Voted best comedy night in Newfoundland. Hosted by Jennifer Somerton and featuring a new headliner and lineup every Thursday at 9 p.m. No Cover at Trapper John's, 2 George St.

Live Music

6:30 p.m.

Rob Cook

Performing at Green Sleeves.

7 p.m.

Fergus O’Byrne

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

10:30 p.m.

Irish Descendants

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

11 p.m.

Glory Days

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Theatre

The 2018 Rhonda Payne Theatre Award will be presented in conjunction with the PerSIStence Theatre Company’s production of Berni Stapleton’s “Offensive to Some” presented by RCA Theatre, directed by Ruth Lawrence on Thursday, Jan. 24. The performance begins at 8 p.m. at the LSPU Hall, and the presentation of the award will take place after the show. The award honours the memory of actor, writer and director Rhonda Payne. It assists female theatre artists in Newfoundland and Labrador who are struggling to achieve their goals as actors or writers, and comes with a $500 cash award. For information, contact ArtsNL at 726-2212 or visit www.artsnl.ca.

Friday, January 25

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

Upcoming

CPFF Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group

Support groups are typically patient-directed, and are extremely helpful in fulfilling areas of need that cannot be achieved during clinical visits. Feedback from other centres across Canada has been very positive. Topics may be disease-specific, but can include anything that patients feel is relevant to them or their loved ones. The next support group meeting will be held Saturday, Feb. 23 from 2-4 p.m. in the second-floor conference room of the Summit RecPlex, 126 Smallwood Dr., in Mount Pearl. Open to any interested family members. RVSP to cpffnl@gmail.com to confirm attendance. Spread the word to others who might benefit from this meeting (all are asked to RSVP).

Live Music

5 p.m.

Rob Cook

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Chris Hennessy

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

7:30 p.m.

Variety show

Traditional and country variety show at the Sheila NaGeira Theatre in Carbonear. Tickets ($15) available at the box office, or by email: princesssheila1@hotmail.com. Featuring: What Odds, Amanda Hulan, The Band She and The Bowman Family.

8 p.m.

Damian Follett

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Heel N’ Toe

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

Open mike

The St. John’s Retired Citizens’ Association’s open-mike show is held on the last Friday of each month at 10 Bennett Ave. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. Admission is just $5. Canteen service is available.

10:30 p.m.

The Dana Parsons Project

Performing at The Martini Bar. No cover until 11 p.m.

11:30 p.m.

Rugged Shores

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

Midnight

Derek Graham and John Ennis

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Theatre

8 p.m.

‘Offensive to Some’

Berni Stapleton’s “Offensive to Some,” a powerful portrayal of intimate-partner violence, returns by popular demand to the LSPU Hall Jan. 24-27. Directed by Ruth Lawrence and featuring Miranda MacDonald. Tickets available online at lspuhall.ca or by calling the Hall at 753-4531. Student, senior and artist rates are available. There will be a panel discussion after Friday’s performance.

Saturday, January 26

Arts

Ongoing

Funding opportunity

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

Live Music

5 p.m.

Bill Kelly

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

6:30 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

8 p.m.

Heel N’ Toe

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

10:30 p.m.

The Dana Parsons Project

Performing at The Martini Bar. No cover until 11 p.m.

11:30 p.m.

Rugged Shores

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

Theatre

7 p.m.

‘Stand by Your Nan’

A musical comedy celebration of 60 years of St. Patrick’s Mercy Home, presented by Spirit of Newfoundland at Masonic Temple. Dinner and a show. These sweet characters of the past and present day will capture your heart, and delight with their songs, stories and angelic voices. Chock full of traditional Newfoundland music and humour. Call 579-3023 to book a table. Bar opens at 6:30 p.m. and dinner and show starts 7 p.m.

8 p.m.

‘Offensive to Some’

Berni Stapleton’s “Offensive to Some,” a powerful portrayal of intimate-partner violence, returns by popular demand to the LSPU Hall Jan. 24-27. Directed by Ruth Lawrence and featuring Miranda MacDonald. Tickets available online at lspuhall.ca or by calling the Hall at 753-4531. Student, senior and artist rates are available.

Sunday, January 27

Classes

6:10 p.m.

Bully Beware

Tired of being bullied or having your child bullied? You are not alone! The Mount Pearl School of Martial Arts has a well-structured program to arm you and/or your child with the know-how and techniques to recognize, defuse and defend against bullying. Our Bully Beware program runs Wednesday and Sunday evenings and is only one element of our school’s comprehensive martial arts program. Gain self-confidence through self-defence. Contact Pat Cochrane at 682-0335 for details.

Live Music

2 p.m.

2nd Annual Ricky Dalton & Friends Janeway Fundraiser

Featuring Hugh Scott, Sullivan and Slaney, Karla Pilgrim and Jackie Sullivan, Siochana, Whiskey Business, Karl Stoodley, Leigh Brockerville, Mike Hanrahan and Ron Kelly and The Bishops at O’Reilly’s Irish Pub from 2-10 p.m. Minimum $10 donation at the door.

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 medical anthropologist Dr. Jill Allison, from Memorial University's medical faculty, about Allison’s research projects in Nepal and other countries, as well as her yearly trips with medical students who participate in some of those projects with her. Tune in to VOWR radio at 800 on the AM dial, online at VOWR.org, or cable radio Rogers 945 or Bell Aliant 746.

Theatre

2 p.m.

‘Offensive to Some’

Berni Stapleton’s “Offensive to Some,” a powerful portrayal of intimate-partner violence, returns by popular demand to the LSPU Hall Jan. 24-27. Directed by Ruth Lawrence and featuring Miranda MacDonald. Tickets available online at lspuhall.ca or by calling the Hall at 753-4531. Student, senior and artist rates are available.

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