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Community events in and around St. John's, Tuesday, April 23 to Friday, April 26

Make your own giant squid with great big googly eyes. It's a great way to find out how the real animal is put together – from tentacles to tail fin. Included with admission. Free to Rooms members. This activity runs today from 2-4 p.m.
Make your own giant squid with great big googly eyes. It's a great way to find out how the real animal is put together – from tentacles to tail fin. Included with admission. Free to Rooms members. This activity runs today from 2-4 p.m. - 123RF Stock Photo
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. —

Tuesday, April 23

Activities

9 a.m.

Tours of Government House

Free tours of Government House are available Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. To book a tour, contact Regina Whiteway at 729-2669 or email ReginaWhiteway@gov.nl.ca.

2 p.m.

Giant Squid – Easter Week at The Rooms

Make your own giant squid with great big googly eyes. It's a great way to find out how the real animal is put together – from tentacles to tail fin. Included with admission. Free to Rooms members. This activity runs from 2-4 p.m.

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 and groups

10:30 a.m., 1:30 and 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., until May 21. Classes at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. are for new and returning students. Class at 1:30 p.m. is for returning students only. Focus is on postural alignment, gentle repetitive movements, visualization, sound, with focused intention and attention. Register at your first class. Call 727-7863 or visit www.sheilaleonard.ca for more information.

7 p.m.

Free ESL Classes

The Association for New Canadians is offering free evening English as a second language classes beginning Tuesday at the ESL Training Centre, 148 Elizabeth Ave. (off Smithville Crescent). To register, phone 726-6848 or email linc@ancnl.ca.

Meditation, the Silent Teaching

Basic meditation practices offered by Sri Chinmoy Meditation Centre at St. John’s College Chapel include breathing, concentration, posture, visualization exercises, chanting and guided meditations. No prior experience is necessary. Register in advance: 237-1611.

7:30 p.m.

Inner Healing Ministry

Do you want a touch of the Holy Spirit? Every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m., Inner Healing Ministry meets at Wesley United Church auditorium for a wonderful hour of music and prayer, a time to let the worries of life go away for an hour, a time of healing, a time for you. Open to everyone and a great place to meet new friends from all denominations. For more information, call Roger at 895-3499.

Comedy

9:30 p.m.

Jest B’ys

Open-mike comedy every Tuesday at Yes B’ys. Pay what you can.

Live music

12:30 p.m.

Trad Tunes at Rocket Bakery

Enjoy some of Newfoundland’s best as they gather and play a selection of traditional Newfoundland music at Rocket Bakery on Water Street. Admission is free.

7 p.m.

Andrew Rodgers

Performing at Green Sleeves.

10 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Theatre

8 p.m.

‘The Maltese Bodkin’

St. John's Players presents “The Maltese Bodkin” on the main stage as part of the 70th annual Provincial Drama Festival. This hilarious comedy-mystery brings together the modern detective world and Shakespearean characters, all on William Shakespeare's birthday. Join us for a good laugh and great celebration at the St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre. Tickets on sale now — phone 729-3900 or go online to www.artsandculturecentre.com.

Wednesday, April 24

Activities

10 a.m.

A Walk in the Hall

St. Pius X Parish is hosting A Walk in the Hall from 10-11:30 a.m. in the parish hall adjacent to St. Pius X Church on Smithville Crescent. Wear dry, supportive shoes. Everyone is welcome, including those with canes and walkers. Tea and coffee will be available. Come along, bring a friend, have a chat and take a walk.

2 p.m.

Fun with Treasure Maps

We'll have tons of fun as we use brown paper and teabags to create a treasure map the whole family will enjoy. Map your own backyard and challenge your family and friends to find the hidden treasures. Included with admission to The Rooms. Free to Rooms members. This activity runs from 2-4 p.m.

7 p.m.

120s at The Rooms

Have you always wanted to learn how to play 120s but have never had the chance? Join our enthusiastic volunteer instructors as they share their love of this iconic card game. Spaces are limited and pre-registration is recommended for each session. To register, contact visitor services at 757-8090.

Engaging Evenings: Peg Bearskin

Have you ever heard the story of Peg Bearskin? Peg is big, ugly and hairy, yes, but she's also smart enough and brave enough to outsmart a witch, help a king and find husbands for her two beautiful sisters and for herself. Join Andy Jones at The Rooms as he walks us through this classic folktale from Placentia Bay and shows the all-new illustrations in his recently released edition of this book. Included with admission. Free to Rooms members.

Trivia

Join us at The Battery Café every Wednesday night for trivia hosted by St. John's trivia moguls Jack Etchegary and Charlotte Genest. Prizes for each round.

Classes and groups

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., until May 22. Classes at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. are for new and returning students. Includes 20 easy-to-learn, gentle, repetitive movements that help increase the flow of natural energy. Register at your first class. Call 727-7863 or visit www.sheilaleonard.ca for more information.

Live music

6:30 p.m.

Derek Graham

Performing at Green Sleeves Uptown.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

10 p.m.

Damian Follett

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Radio

7:30 p.m.

VOWR Guest Interview

Barbara De Land speaks with Jonathan Power, research officer with the National Research Council of Canada in St. John's, about the St. John's NRC facility, the work he is doing to solve the problems affecting marine safety, specifically improving the design and materials of lifesaving clothing to be worn for most types of marine emergencies in marine vessels of all types. Tune in on VOWR radio AM 800, online at VOWR.org or on cable radio Rogers 945 or Bell Aliant 756.

Thursday, April 25

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.

Live music

6:30 p.m.

Rob Cook

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Jeremy Dicks

Performing at Green Sleeves Uptown.

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 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

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 $5. Canteen service. Open to public, 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.

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.

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