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Community events in and around St. John's Tuesday, Feb. 5 - Saturday, Feb. 9

Saturday 9:30 a.m.: Walk a Mile in His Shoes - Come “Walk a Mile in His Shoes” at the Jack Byrne Arena track to support men diagnosed with prostate cancer and their families. Prizes and refreshments. Registration at 9:30 a.m. Walk starts 10 a.m.
Saturday 9:30 a.m.: Walk a Mile in His Shoes - Come “Walk a Mile in His Shoes” at the Jack Byrne Arena track to support men diagnosed with prostate cancer and their families. Prizes and refreshments. Registration at 9:30 a.m. Walk starts 10 a.m. - 123RF Stock Photo
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Tuesday, February 5

Classes

10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 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 March 5. Classes at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. for new and returning students. Class at 1:30 p.m. for returning students only. Focus is on postural alignment, gentle repetitive movements, visualization and sound, with focused intention and attention. Register at your first class. Call 727-7863 or visit www.sheilaleonard.ca for more information.

11 a.m.

Guolin Chigong

From 11 a.m. to noon at St. James United Church, 330 Elizabeth Ave.), presented by Dr. Y. Song, there is a drop-in class for $5 to experience an oxygen-absorbing exercise through the practice of Guolin Chigong. The practice involves co-ordination of slow, flowing movements, deep rhythmic breathing and a calm, meditative state of mind. Just show up, or, for more information, call SuAn Randall at 722-1881, ext. 200. If driving, park for free in the front line adjacent to Elizabeth Avenue.

Fundraiser

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.

Groups

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.

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 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Free event.

7 p.m.

Andrew Rodgers

Performing at Green Sleeves.

10 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Religion

7 p.m.

Finding God in the Dignity of Human Life

This town hall-type meeting on MAiD (Medical Assistance in Dying) will be facilitated by Dr. Pat O’Shea from 7-8:15 p.m. at St. Pius X Church on Smithville Crescent. What is MAiD? What are the medical options? What is the view of the Catholic Church?

Wednesday, February 6

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/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.

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 March 6. Classes at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. for new and returning students. Includes 20 gentle, repetitive movements that help increase the flow of our natural energy. Can register at your first class. Call 727-7863 or visit www.sheilaleonard.ca for more information.

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.

7 p.m.

Cabot Toastmasters Club

Is a fear of public speaking holding you back? Drop in to the meeting at Mount Pearl City Hall to learn what we’re all about. For more information, Google Cabot Toastmasters.

7:30 p.m.

Aikido

Aikido is an effective martial art with an ethical approach: use the aggressor’s energy against them without harming them. Get fit and focused while having fun. Fudoshin is a welcoming place for everyone. It is a non-profit with a low monthly membership fee; no one is turned away for financial reasons. Come try it out! For more information, visit www.2017.fudoshinaikikai.ca.

Live Music

7 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

10 p.m.

Damian Follett

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Radio

7:30-8 p.m.

VOWR Guest Interview

Barbara De Land speaks with Cathy Newhook, project manager for the 2018 Vital Signs of Newfoundland and Labrador Report. The report is a yearly newsprint supplement which includes numeric and pictorial provincial statistics for such subjects as population composition, food costs, average wages, voting patterns and participation, health and wellness, number of newcomers, the economy and more. Tune in to VOWR radio at 800 on the AM dial, online at VOWR.org, or cable radio Rogers 945 or Bell Aliant 746.

Social

3 p.m.

Frosty’s Seniors Drop-In

Throughout the Mount Pearl Festival Festival, Frosty will bring cheer to Mount Pearl seniors. Frosty will join the Mount Pearl Seniors Independence Group at their drop-in centre for an afternoon of fun and refreshments from 3-4 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, contact the Mount Pearl Seniors Independence Group at 748-6485.

6:30 p.m.

Pedestrian Parade of Lights

Mount Pearl Frosty Festival’s Pedestrian Parade of Lights and Cauldron Lighting will take place from 6:30-8 p.m., beginning at O’Donel High School and heading to St. David’s Park. Full details and Frosty Festival schedule is available online at FrostyFestival.ca.

Upcoming

Valentine’s Dance

The St. John’s Retired Citizens Association is holding a Valentine’s Dance at 10 Bennett Ave. on Friday, Feb. 15. Music is provided by the association’s in-house band, Benny and The Jets. The doors open at 7 p.m. and the music starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are just $15 each. Email elaineaylward@nf.sympatico.ca for tickets.

Thursday, February 7

Activities

6:30 p.m.

Harry Potter Book Night

Celebrate with fans around the world on Harry Potter Book Night 2019 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Torbay Public Library. Free event. No registration required. Activities for kids and fans of all ages at ‘Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.’ Games, spells, crafts, sorting hat, trivia! Prizes! Come early for the Hogwarts School Welcome. Feel free to wear a witch, wizard or Harry Potter themed costume or bring your Harry Potter art or items to share. Children under age eight must be accompanied.

Choir

Upcoming

Let’s Make a Choir 2019

Let’s Make a Choir 2019, under the direction of Dr. Valerie Long and now in its fifth year, is now 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 and groups

1:30 p.m.

T’ai Chi Chih

Come awaken the energy within! Relax! More wellness, more energy, more joy! Weekly classes with Sheila Leonard at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd., until March 7. Thursday classes at 1:30 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.

7 p.m.

Paradise Lost: The Art of Vincent Van Gogh and Paul Gauguin

This two-hour lecture with Beth Pratt at Memorial University (Education Building, room 2003) focuses on the life and art of post-impressionist painters Vincent Van Gogh and Paul Gauguin. We’ll look at what makes their art unique, how they were influenced, the relationship with each other and the art that they’ve inspired. Drop-ins are welcome. The cost is $25 per person. For more information, email arthistorylectures@gmail.com.

Volunteer Orientation

If you’ve been thinking about volunteering with the Association for New Canadians (ANC), here’s your chance to find out how! Join us for a volunteer orientation from 7 to 8 p.m. at the ESL Training Centre (15 Smithville Cres.). You’ll learn about the many different ways you can help the ANC welcome new Canadians to our part of the world. For more information, or to register, contact Volunteer Co-Ordinator Megan Howse by email at mhowse@ancnl.ca or by calling 722-9680.

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.

Information

7 p.m.

Amnesty International 101

Amnesty International St. John’s Action Circle will be at the A.C. Hunter Public Library to discuss amnesty and what you can do in your community. Call 737-3950 to register.

Live Music

6:30 p.m.

Rob Cook

Performing at Green Sleeves.

11 p.m.

Glory Days

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Friday, February 8

Activities

7 p.m.

Kirtan St. John’s

Kirtan St. John’s is a weekly westernized kirtan group that meets on Friday evenings at the Shambhala room (120 LeMarchant Rd.). If you are attending for the first time, please message us on Facebook to confirm the location of kirtan, as we occasionally practice in other locations. For more information, please message us on Facebook, or email: KirtanYYT@gmail.com.

Live Music

5 p.m.

Rob Cook

Performing at Green Sleeves.

8 p.m.

Damian Follett

Performing at Green Sleeves.

10:30 p.m.

Bump

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

Midnight

Boys & Girls

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Religion

7 p.m.

Finding God in ‘The Heart of the World’ Retreat

Ignatian retreat for men and women, ages 18-35. Experience Ignatian contemplations, tools of discernment, and prayer for everyday life. Facilitated by Fr. John O’Brien, SJ from 7-9 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 9, 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m. at St. Pius X Church on Smithville Crescent.

Theatre

7:30 p.m.

A Night at The Oscars – Frosty Style

Written and directed by Peter Halley and hosted by Mount Pearl’s Keith Power, Dana Parsons, Peter Halley and Shelley Neville. Guests will be taken on a musical journey celebrating the best movies, music, characters and songs from motion pictures. The Spirit of Newfoundland cast and band along with choirs, soloists and ensemble groups will bring the very best music from motion pictures to life. Doors open at the Glacier Arena at 5 p.m. All ages show. For more information, please contact the festival office at 748-6480 or info@frostyfestival.ca.

Saturday, February 9

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.

Fundraisers

9:30 a.m.

Walk a Mile in His Shoes

Come ‘Walk a Mile in His Shoes’ at the Jack Byrne Arena track to support men diagnosed with prostate cancer and their families. Prizes and refreshments. Registration at 9:30 a.m. Walk starts 10 a.m.

Ongoing and upcoming

Regional food drive

The municipalities of St. John’s, Conception Bay South, Mount Pearl, Paradise, Portugal Cove-St. Philips, and Torbay are holding a regional food drive throughout the month of February during winter festival events. In response to the recent fire at the Community Food Sharing Association warehouse, residents are encouraged to help re-stock the food bank by donating non-perishable food items when attending a community event in February.

Children

Noon

Family Fun Day

A day of family entertainment and games at Paradise Double Ice Complex as part of the annual Snow and Ice in Paradise winter festival. The entertainment includes live music from Terry Reilly, a reptile show, and show from Wonderbolt. There will also be an opportunity for those in attendance to showcase their talents in a local talent show. This event runs from noon to 4 p.m. and costs $10 per family. For more information, or to sign up for the talent show, please contact Brendan Squire at 782-3570.

1:30 p.m.

February Kids Club

Kids Club Program for February at The Suncor Energy Fluvarium. Every Saturday and Sunday from Feb. 2-24 at 1:30 p.m. This weekend, children will take a break from the regular ‘Animal Tracks’ program to make valentines. Program runs approximately 45-60 minutes. Kids ages five to 10 and their families are invited to join Fluvarium Kids! Receive updates, collect stickers, and earn a Fluvarium Kids Fresh Water Friends certificate when you attend sessions in four different months. Fluvarium Kids programs are complimentary with admission. Ask about our Annual Family Pass.

Live Music

6:30 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

10:30 p.m.

Bump

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

11 p.m.

Dave White and Carl Peters

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Shopping

9 a.m.

St. John’s Farmers’ Market

Weekly indoor/outdoor farmers’ market at 245 Freshwater Rd. from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Saturday. Seventy or more vendors, featuring fresh produce, prepared foods, hot food, crafts, and more. Everything made, baked and grown locally. ATM and café on site. Weekly vendor lists, parking information and more available at www.stjohnsfarmersmarket.ca.

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