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Community events in and around St. John's, Tuesday, January 8 to Saturday, January 12

The Memorial University Ballroom and Latin Dance Club is having registration for its 10-week winter semester on Jan. 10 in The Landing, University Centre Room 3018, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday classes include ballroom and Latin, salsa, and Argentine tango. There are also $5 introduction workshops, so people can try a class before they sign up. More information can be found online at www.munbldc.com.
The Memorial University Ballroom and Latin Dance Club is having registration for its 10-week winter semester on Jan. 10 in The Landing, University Centre Room 3018, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday classes include ballroom and Latin, salsa, and Argentine tango. There are also $5 introduction workshops, so people can try a class before they sign up. More information can be found online at www.munbldc.com. - 123RF Stock Photo

Tuesday, January 8

Comedy

9:30 p.m.

Jest B’ys

Jest B’ys is a night of open-mike comedy at Yes B’y’s. Cover is pay-what-you-can. This week, Mike Hammond headlines and Liam Small hosts. Also featuring Timothy Ronan, Christopher Bruce, Sophie Broders and more.

Groups

7 p.m.

The Cross and Bean

A new monthly, café-style book club at St. James United Church is starting with an exploration of the book “The Great Spiritual Migration” by Brian McClain, an interesting and relevant read about the future of Christianity in our time. Come with an inquisitive, open mind to explore and discuss McClain’s ideas each month over coffee or tea. People of all ages, races, denominations and faiths — skeptics, atheists, believers, too — are all welcome. This book can be purchased at Chapters. For more information, contact Susan Sheppard at the church office at 722-1881. St. James is an accessible venue. Please use the side entrance.

Trans Support Group

A peer-based group that offers support to all who identify as trans, outside of the cisgender binary, or are questioning their gender identity, meets at Intersections: Resource Centre for Marginalized Genders at Memorial University. You are not required to be a student to attend. For more information, contact muntransgroup@gmail.com.

7:30 p.m.

Canadian Federation of University Women

Members and guests are invited to the monthly meeting of the CFUW at Memorial University in the Earth Sciences Building, Room 4065). Guest speaker Megan Morgan will talk about chair yoga. Free underground parking can be accessed at the west entrance of the building.

Upcoming

MUN Ballroom and Latin Dance Club

The Memorial University Ballroom and Latin Dance Club is having registration for its 10-week winter semester on Jan. 10 in The Landing, University Centre Room 3018, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday classes include ballroom and Latin, salsa, and Argentine tango. There are also $5 introduction workshops, so people can try a class before they sign up. More information can be found online at www.munbldc.com.

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.

Live Music

12:30 p.m.

Traditional N.L. Kitchen Party

Come listen to some of the best local musicians play an assortment of traditional tunes at Rocket Bakery on Water Street — a free event that’s fun for all ages.

7 p.m.

Andrew Rodgers

Performing at Green Sleeves.

10 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Sports

7 p.m.

Newfoundland Growlers

Growlers vs. Maine Mariners at Mile One Centre. Tickets available at mileonecentre.com or at the box office; phone 576-7657.

Workshops

2 p.m.

Tech Time Tuesdays

Did you receive a device for Christmas and would like to explore its accessibility features? Have an app on your Apple or Android device that you would like to explore? Want one-on-one training on getting started with your device? If you answered yes to any of the above questions, join the Canadian National Institute for the Blind for January's Tech Time Tuesday. During this session, we will also look for your input on topics you would like to discuss in the future. This session is held at CNIB Newfoundland and Labrador, 70 The Boulevard.

6 p.m.

Learn to Build a Rodney

Learn to build a rodney with the Wooden Boat Museum in a 12-week boat-building workshop from Jan. 8 to March 28. Under the guidance of Jerome Canning, participants will build a 16’4″ rodney originally designed and built by Marcus French of Winterton, Trinity Bay. Learn about traditional boat uses, designs and building techniques in Newfoundland and Labrador while actively constructing the backbone, placing moulds and battens, and shaping timbers and planks. The course will take place Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-9 p.m., hosted by the Memorial University faculty of education in the technical education workshop, Room ED 3050 of the G.A. Hickman Building on the St. John’s campus. Registration is $900 and can be completed online using PayPal, or by calling the museum at 709-583-2070 to register with credit card or email money transfer.

Wednesday, January 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.

Choir

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.

Comedy

8:30 p.m.

Downtown Comedy

Stand-up comedy every Wednesday night at Treble Lounge. Pay-what-you-can cover.

Live Music

7 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

9 p.m.

Quote the Raven

Folk Night at The Ship with Quote the Raven. $5 cover.

10 p.m.

Damian Follett

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Meetings

Upcoming

National Association of Federal Retirees

The next general meeting for members of the Avalon/Burin branch will take place Wednesday, Jan. 16 from 2-4 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion, Blackmarsh Road. Guest speaker will be Victoria Moulton, from the Hard of Hearing Association. Call 709-834-3648 for further information.

Public Lectures

8 p.m.

Muskrat Falls

Retired Memorial University economics professor Jim Feehan will give a public lecture on the Muskrat Falls project at this meeting of The Wessex Society at Hampton Hall, in the Marine Institute. The talk is open to the public.

Sports

7 p.m.

Newfoundland Growlers

Growlers vs. Maine Mariners at Mile One Centre. Tickets available at mileonecentre.com or at the box office; phone 576-7657.

Storytelling

7 p.m.

January Storytelling Circle

Hosted by Marion Counsel from 7-9 p.m. at Erin’s Pub. $5 cash at the door. Whether it’s your first time or you’re a seasoned teller, we welcome you to share your tales during our open mike. As always, we need warm and lovely listeners. Whether you are there to listen, to tell or to gather up your courage to tell a story, we’d love to see you.

Thursday, January 10

Comedy

9 p.m.

Tapas and Comedy

Stand-up comedy at Boca Tapas Bar with headliner Mike Fardy and special guests Mike Hammond and Steve Payette.

Groups

6:30 p.m.

MUN Ballroom and Latin Dance Club

The MUN Ballroom and Latin Dance Club is having registration for their 10-week winter semester in The Landing, University Centre, Room 3018, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. More information can be found online at www.munbldc.com.

Live Music

6:30 p.m.

Rob Cook

Performing at Green Sleeves.

7 p.m.

Mark Bragg and Friends

Performing at The Black Sheep. $10 cover.

8:30 p.m.

Jeff Quilty and Shawn Butler

Performing at Fionn MacCool’s.

11 p.m.

Glory Days

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Social

Upcoming

Soup Luncheon and Social

Wesley United Church will host a soup luncheon with a social (including an auction and bridge) on Thursday, Jan. 17 at 12:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 and can be obtained by contacting Pheobe Sheppard at 726-1689, Marvin Barnes at 579-7900 or the church office at 579-3682.

Friday, January 11

Choir

Upcoming

Aurora Women’s Choir

The Aurora Women's Choir invites experienced choral singers with music-reading ability to audition for the winter term. Aurora rehearses Sunday evenings at Topsail United Church, beginning Jan. 13. Interested singers should get in touch as soon as possible to schedule an audition, at info@coastalsounds.ca or www.facebook.com/CoastalSoundsChoir.

Live Music

5 p.m.

Rob Cook

Performing at Green Sleeves.

7 p.m.

Denis Parker and The Modern Saints

Performing at The Black Sheep.

8 p.m.

Damian Follett

Performing at Green Sleeves.

10:30 p.m.

Dunungbe and Katapa

Performing at The Ship Pub. $10 at the door.

Midnight

Derek Graham and John Ennis

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Sports

7 p.m.

Newfoundland Growlers

Growlers vs. Adirondack Thunder at Mile One Centre. Tickets available at mileonecentre.com or at the box office; phone 576-7657.

Theatre

6:30 p.m.

Dream a Little Dream of We

A tribute to The Mamas and the Papas with Spirit of Newfoundland at Masonic Temple. Spend a night with us in harmony heave as we take you back to one of the most fascinating musical eras ever. Dinner and a show, with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. Call 579-3023 to book your table.

Saturday, January 12

Live Music

1 p.m.

The Kubasonics

Fred’s Records presents The Kubasonics. Come join us to celebrate the launch of The Kubasonics' latest album, the seasonal “Winter Carols,” with a free show from 1-1:30 p.m.

6:30 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

8 p.m.

Sinfonia 2: Be Still My Harp

Be Still My Harp, it’s Sinfonia 2. The Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra’s own Sarah Veber (harp), joins the NSO Sinfonia as we start the 2019 season with beautiful music. Works include Gardner’s Concerto Grosso, Debussy’s Danse sacrée et danse profane, Mozetich’s El Dorado for harp, and Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll. Sonfonia 2 will be held at D. F. Cook Recital Hall. Tickets are available online at artsandculturecentre.com.

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.

Sports

7 p.m.

Newfoundland Growlers

Growlers vs. Adirondack Thunder at Mile One Centre. Tickets available at mileonecentre.com or at the box office; phone 576-7657.

Theatre

6:30 p.m.

Dream a Little Dream of We

A tribute to The Mamas and the Papas with Spirit of Newfoundland at Masonic Temple. Spend a night with us in harmony heave as we take you back to one of the most fascinating musical eras ever. Dinner and a show, with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. Call 579-3023 to book your table.

Upcoming

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. Coming up on Jan. 18, 19 and 26. Pick an evening and call 579-3023 to book a table.

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