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Community events in and around St. John's, Thursday, November 8 to Sunday, November 11

Julia Dunne (Belle) and Nick Mandville (Beast) star in Rennie’s River Fall Musicals’ version of Disney’s “Beauty and The Beast” Nov. 8-11 at Holy Heart Theatre in St. John’s.
Julia Dunne (Belle) and Nick Mandville (Beast) star in Rennie’s River Fall Musicals’ version of Disney’s “Beauty and The Beast” Nov. 8-11 at Holy Heart Theatre in St. John’s. - File photo

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Thursday, November 8

Activities

Ongoing

Armistice 100

Armistice 100 opens Thursday at The Annex, Admiralty House Communications Museum. Through guided tours and public programming for all ages, Armistice 100 commemorates the end of the First World War by extending the narrative to understand what happened once the fighting stopped. This exhibit will be on display for the month of November. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the signing of the armistice that ended the First World War. This commemorative exhibit will feature stories of the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve and the HMS Briton following the war, paintings by local Mount Pearl artist Darlene Redmond, and an array of First World War artifacts — including items that were brought home from battlefields in Europe.

Children and youth

10:30 a.m.

Story Time at Torbay Public Library

Story time takes place at the Torbay Pubic Library every Thursday morning until Nov. 15 for preschool children and babies, accompanied by an adult. Drop-ins welcome. No fee. Session usually includes a story and a simple craft. For more information, call the library at 437-6571 during open hours, or email agriffiths@nlpl.ca.

7 p.m.

Young Adult Book Club

The Young Adult Book Club at Torbay Public Library is for anyone ages 12-18. No fee, no advance registration necessary. For more information, email torbayyabookclub@gmail.com. Follow Torbay Public Library on Facebook for this and other events.

Classes

1:30 p.m.

T’ai Chi Chih – Cancelled

Due to my brother’s death, classes are being cancelled for this week only. Will make up the classes at the end. Thank you. Sheila.

Live Music

5 p.m.

Fergus O’Byrne

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

8 p.m.

Irish Descendants

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

11:30 p.m.

Ceiligh

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

Public Lectures

7:30 p.m.

Architecture Lecture Series

The Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Architects (NLAA) is hosting its annual Public Architecture Lecture Series with its second lecture at the Quidi Vidi Plantation. The event starts at 7:30 p.m. with an informal meet and greet and then the lecture begins at 8 p.m. The lecture is free and open to the public – everyone is welcome. This lecture will feature Stephan Chevalier and Sergio Morales of Chevalier Morales Architectes from Montreal, Que.

Dr. George H. Story Lecture

A professor of history and Celtic studies at the University of Toronto delivers this year’s George Story lecture at Memorial University. David A. Wilson will speak on the topic of State Security and Civil Liberty: The Fenians and the Secret Police. In October 1865, the Fenians — Irish revolutionaries in the United States, dedicated to the independence of Ireland and the destruction of the British Empire — drew up plans to invade Canada. With deep historical reach, Wilson’s lecture will answer questions with significant contemporary resonance. The Dr. George H. Story Lecture in Humanities takes place in the Suncor Energy Hall in the school of music. A reception will follow. Free parking is available in lot 15B.

Social

Upcoming

Jigg’s Dinner

Tickets are on sale now for a Jigg’s dinner and card game at Wesley United Church coming up on Thursday, Nov. 15 at 6 p.m. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased by calling Marvin at 579-7900, Pheobe at 726-1689 or the church office at 579-3682.

Theatre

7:30 p.m.

‘Beauty and the Beast’

The Fluvarium and Rennie’s River Fall Musicals’ production of “Beauty and the Beast,” the Broadway musical, is onstage at Holy Heart Theatre in support of The Fluvarium. For tickets, contact the box office at 579-4424 or visit holyhearttheatre.com.

Friday, November 9

Live Music

10:30 p.m.

Dana Parsons Project

Performing at The Martini Bar.

Fundraiser

Ongoing

Season of Sight Lottery

It’s time to celebrate a season of sight. The Canadian National Institute for the Blind’s 50-50 draw is back again. Tickets are $5 each and the grand prizewinner could walk away with up to $5,000. Ticket draw is Nov. 23. For tickets, call 754-1180.=

Pets

9 a.m.

National Adoption Weekend

Looking to add some love to your family? PetSmart Charities of Canada's National Adoption Weekend is hosting its last nationwide adoption event of 2018 beginning Friday and continuing until Sunday, Nov. 11 (Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.) at PetSmart locations across Canada – including PetSmart at 5 Stavanger Dr. For nearly 20 years, PetSmart Charities of Canada has partnered with animal welfare organizations across the country to bring adoptable pets into PetSmart stores to give them a helping hand at finding a forever home. Dogs, puppies, cats, kittens, small pets and more will be looking for families across Canada (call your local store to confirm which pets will be on site).

Theatre

7 p.m.

‘Where Once They Stood’

Spirit of Newfoundland takes you to the beginning of 1914 with the king’s call to duty. “Where Once They Stood” is a dramatic, musical and comedic showcase that moves you through Newfoundland’s involvement in the First World War and tells our story through historic facts enhanced with music from the era, from haunting ballads to songs that will make you stand up and cheer. Spirit of Newfoundland promises to leave you with a renewed sense of pride in what Newfoundlanders and Labradorians achieved during the First World War and particularly at Beaumont Hamel. For more information, call 579-3023.

7:30 p.m.

‘Beauty and the Beast’

The Fluvarium and Rennie’s River Fall Musicals’ production of “Beauty and the Beast,” the Broadway musical, is onstage at Holy Heart Theatre in support of The Fluvarium. For tickets, contact the box office at 579-4424 or visit holyhearttheatre.com.

Saturday, November 10

Live Music

10:30 p.m.

Dana Parsons Project

Performing at The Martini Bar.

11 p.m.

Adam Baxter Album Release Party

Released as a surprise treat for attendees of MusicNL Week and Live at Heart Newfoundland in October, “Open and Shut” comes just four months after Adam Baxter's recent full-length, full-band release, “Domestic.” Adam is excited to offer his listeners an intimate collection of stripped down acoustic songs to capture the solo live show he has given all over Atlantic Canada. Fresh off a sold-out Newfoundland tour supporting Australian recording artist Daniel Champagne, Adam is excited to bring the show to St. John's at The Black Sheep with guests Kaylyn Turner and The Blue Mood. $10 cover at the door. Limited seating, get down early. 19+.

Theatre

2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

‘Beauty and the Beast’

The Fluvarium and Rennie’s River Fall Musicals’ production of “Beauty and the Beast,” the Broadway musical, is onstage at Holy Heart Theatre in support of The Fluvarium. For tickets, contact the box office at 579-4424 or visit holyhearttheatre.com.

Sunday, November 11

Radio

2 p.m.

VOWR Guest Interview

Barbara De Land speaks with Robert Doyle, editor of Doyle's 2019 Newfoundland and Labrador Almanac. Robert highlights intriguing information about the province's history and traditions, and provides physical information concerning climate, temperature, tides, ice and snow. He also gives his 2019 weather and climate predictions.

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.

Theatre

6:30 p.m.

‘Beauty and the Beast’

The Fluvarium and Rennie’s River Fall Musicals’ production of “Beauty and the Beast,” the Broadway musical, is onstage at Holy Heart Theatre in support of The Fluvarium. For tickets, contact the box office at 579-4424 or visit holyhearttheatre.com.

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