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Community events in and around St. John's, Tuesday, February 26 to Friday, March 1

Calling all singers: are you interested in singing, making music and having fun? Come sing with us at St. James United Church. For more information, call the church office at 722-1881, ext. 200, or visit http://www.stjamesuc.org/about-us/choirs-bands.
Calling all singers: are you interested in singing, making music and having fun? Come sing with us at St. James United Church. For more information, call the church office at 722-1881, ext. 200, or visit http://www.stjamesuc.org/about-us/choirs-bands. - 123RF Stock Photo

Tuesday, February 26

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.

Ongoing

Calling All Singers

Are you interested in singing, making music and having fun? Come sing with us at St. James United Church. We rehearse once a week (senior choir on Tuesdays and youth choir on Wednesdays) and sing in church twice a month. We are open to all skill levels. No experience necessary. For more information, call the church office at 722-1881, ext. 200, or visit http://www.stjamesuc.org/about-us/choirs-bands.

Social

Noon

Annual Volunteerism Luncheon

Treat your volunteers to lunch Tuesday, Feb. 26 at the Holiday Inn as the Community Sector Council N.L. kicks off celebrations for Volunteer Week 2019. National Volunteer Week is being celebrated April 7-13. Join us as we officially announce this year's theme and introduce the honorary chair. It’s a great opportunity to meet old friends and make new.

Upcoming

Pancake Supper and Social

Wesley United Church will hold a pancake supper and card games (Bridge and 120s) on Tuesday, March 5 at 6 p.m. Pancakes, sausages, bologna and baked beans will be served along with dessert, tea or coffee. Tickets are $15 for adults and $6 for children under 12. Tickets can be purchased by calling Marvin at 579-7900, Pheobe at 726-1689 or the church office at 579-3682.

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.

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

7 p.m.

Andrew Rodgers

Performing at Green Sleeves.

9 p.m.

Len O’Neil

Len O’Neil and friends perform at The Black Sheep every Tuesday.

10 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Wednesday, February 27

Classes

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.

7:30 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. For more information, visit www.2017.fudoshinaikikai.ca.

Live Music

6 p.m.

Nashville Night

Country music artists and bands perform at O’Reilly’s Pub.

7 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

8:30 p.m.

Andrea Monro

Performing every Wednesday night at The Black Sheep.

10 p.m.

Damian Follett

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Public Lecture

7 p.m.

Mining in N.L.

This Speaking of Engineering public lecture, hosted by the faculty of engineering and applied science and the Professional Engineers and Geoscientists Newfoundland and Labrador, features guest speaker Dr. Stephen Butt. If you’re curious about the past, present and future of mining in our province, this lecture is for you. The lecture begins at 7 p.m. in the S.J. Carew (engineering) Building, Room EN2006, with free parking in Lot 60. Admission is free. All are welcome. For more information, visit: https://www.mun.ca/engineering/community/programs/lectures/.

Radio

7:30 p.m.

VOWR guest interview

Barbara De Land speaks with Jim Furlong about his years as a journalist, on-air host and news editor in print, radio and television providing local, provincial and national news to Newfoundlanders. Tune in on VOWR radio AM 800, online at VOWR.org or cable radio Rogers 945 or Bell Aliant 756.

Religion

10:15 a.m.

Finding God in Spiritual Reading

"And Now I See" from 10:15-11:15 a.m. at St. Pius X Church on Smithville Crescent.

Thursday, February 28

Children

Go!

Best Kind Productions is thrilled to announce the next instalment of the popular cabaret series, "Go! An Evening of Original Musical Theatre" on Thursday, Feb. 28 and Friday, March 1. We’ve assembled an extraordinary lineup of our city's most brilliant stage performers, including Vicki Harnett, Timothy Matson, Kristin Murphy, Kiersten Noel and Calvin Powell. Each of the two nights provides a different concert experience, as we welcome special guests. On Feb. 28: Samantha Frew, Ava Walker, Connor Fagan and the Scuffin’ Puffins dance crew. On March 1: award-winning singer-songwriter Steve Maloney, and The Duds (Philip Goodridge and Melanie O’Brien). With Kyle McDavid, Andrew Small, Jacob Walsh and Kiersten Noel in the band, this promises to be two brilliant nights of music that you won’t want to miss. Go! get your tickets at the box office, by calling 753-4531, or Go! online to www.lspuhall.ca.

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. Class at 1:30 p.m. Thursday is 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. 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 Pub.

10:30 p.m.

Irish Descendants

Performing at O’Reilly’s Pub.

11 p.m.

Glory Days

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Upcoming

Music is Medicine Variety Show

Coming up on Saturday, March 2 at Holy Heart Theatre. All proceeds to Team Broken Earth and A Dollar A Day. Hosted by the CBC’s Anthony Germain. Performers include The Dogberries with Mary Barry, Holy Heart Jazz Band, Michelle Doyle, Holy Heart of Mary Performing Arts, Matt Wright, Lady Cove Women’s Choir, Julia Halfyard, “Ultrasound” featuring Fraser Loveys and Renee White, Paul Johnston, Stephanie Brazil, Travis Pickett, Shane Seal, Andrew Furey, and The Flu Fighters House Band featuring Sandy Morris, Craig Follett, Scott Mansfield, Doug Angel and Donny Fitzpatrick. Tickets ($35) available at holyhearttheatre.com.

Friday, March 1

Children

Go!

Best Kind Productions is thrilled to announce the next instalment of the popular cabaret series, "Go! An Evening of Original Musical Theatre" on Thursday, Feb. 28 and Friday, March 1. We’ve assembled an extraordinary lineup of our city's most brilliant stage performers, including Vicki Harnett, Timothy Matson, Kristin Murphy, Kiersten Noel and Calvin Powell. Each of the two nights provides a different concert experience, as we welcome special guests. On Feb. 28: Samantha Frew, Ava Walker, Connor Fagan and the Scuffin’ Puffins dance crew. On March 1: award-winning singer-songwriter Steve Maloney, and The Duds (Philip Goodridge and Melanie O’Brien). With Kyle McDavid, Andrew Small, Jacob Walsh and Kiersten Noel in the band, this promises to be two brilliant nights of music that you won’t want to miss. Go! get your tickets at the box office, by calling 753-4531, or Go! online to www.lspuhall.ca.

Upcoming

Fluvarium’s Easter Camp

Connect with nature this spring break at the Fluvarium’s nature and art camp. We have four all-day camps from April 23-26. Open to grades K-2. $35 plus HST per session. There is limited spacing and preregistration is required. Join us at the Suncor Energy Fluvarium and connect with nature through art, games and exploration. This program will include arts and crafts and discovering more about the critters in and around the Fluvarium. We will have a special guest each day and campers get outdoors daily, and stay out longer if the weather co-operates. For more information or to register, call 754-3474 or email kids@fluvarium.ca.

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, message us on Facebook to confirm the location of kirtan, as we occasionally practice in other locations. For more information, message us on Facebook or email KirtanYYT@gmail.com.

Scholarship

Ongoing

Wright-Green Undergraduate Award

The Wright-Green Undergraduate Award in Business Studies, valued at $500, honours a century of service by two small businesses in rural Newfoundland – Robert Wright and Sons and George Green and Son Ltd. Eligible candidates must be full-time undergraduate students in the Faculty of Business Administration with a focus in French. Consideration may be given to a student in an alternate second language. To donate and keep this award active, please complete the form at this link: https://www5.mun.ca/alumni/giving.p001. Select the ‘scholarships and fellowships’ option and write the ‘Wright-Green Entrepreneurial Scholarship’ in the designation information.

For anyone wishing to donate traditionally, call Memorial University at 864-2098 for more information.

Social

8 p.m.

Dance social

Memorial University’s Ballroom Latin Dance Club is hosting a free social from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Remax Centre’s upstairs lounge.

Upcoming

Ballroom Latin dance formal

Memorial University’s Ballroom Latin Dance Club is hosting its formal with cocktail hour, dinner and a dance coming up on March 23. Tickets must be purchased in advance. For more information, visit munbldc.com.

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