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Community events in and around St. John's, Tuesday, September 25 to Friday, September 28

Steve Coombs bridges the worlds of standup comedy and the theatre in “Here and Now” as he mines his personal family experiences to engage his audience in his new one-man show at the LSPU Hall today at 8 p.m. For tickets, visit http://rca.nf.ca/event/here-now/.
Steve Coombs bridges the worlds of standup comedy and the theatre in “Here and Now” as he mines his personal family experiences to engage his audience in his new one-man show at the LSPU Hall today at 8 p.m. For tickets, visit http://rca.nf.ca/event/here-now/. - Tara Bradbury

Tuesday, September 25

Activities

9 a.m.

Exercise Classes

The St. John’s Retired Citizens’ Association offers exercise classes for retired folks at 10 Bennett Ave. every Tuesday at 9 a.m. and Friday at 9:30 a.m.

6:30 p.m.

Fishcakes & Accordions Experience

O’Brien’s Music is partnering with Rocket Bakery to offer a unique hands-on experience with the quintessential Newfoundland folk instrument: the button accordion. Visit Rocket Bakery to find out all about how the instrument works and we’ll even help you try your hand at playing a tune. While you listen to traditional Newfoundland tunes played on a variety of different instruments, you’ll learn about how the button accordion came to be so popular in Newfoundland and you’ll enjoy Rocket Bakery’s take on a traditional fish cake dinner featuring two of Rocket’s special kitchen party fish cakes, salad, dessert and tea or coffee. Beer and wine available, too. $45 per person. Event runs 6:30-8 p.m.

7 p.m.

Crib

The weekly crib game in support of the Canadian Mental Health Association – NL Division continues every Tuesday in the basement of St. Teresa’s Church. Admission is $5. Prize awarded to the winner. The event is open to everyone. Contact Andrew Walsh at 726-3935 for more information.

Church

7 p.m.

Parish Mission

Parish Mission: “Paul, Disciple of the Risen Lord: A Guide for Our Times?” from 7-8:15 p.m. at St. Pius X Parish on Smithville Crescent. Everyone is invited.

7:30 p.m.

Inner Healing Ministry

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

Upcoming

508 Caribou Royal Canadian Air Cadets 70th Anniversary

508 Caribou Royal Canadian Air Cadets is the oldest squadron in Newfoundland and Labrador and in 2019, they turn 70 years old. They are inviting all former cadets and officers to help celebrate this historical anniversary at the alumni fundraiser dinner and show at Spirit of Newfoundland on Thursday, Nov. 8. This event will be held the week before Remembrance Day and Spirit of Newfoundland is performing the critically acclaimed “Where Once They Stood,” a moving tribute to Beaumont Hamel and Newfoundland and Labrador’s involvement in the First World War. For more information, visit the 508 Caribou Royal Canadian Air Cadet Facebook page.

History

7:30 p.m.

Family History Society lecture

The Family History Society of Newfoundland and Labrador’s September lecture takes place at Hampton Hall, Marine Institute on Ridge Road. Edward Wade will discuss the history of Flatrock and the Wade family in his lecture titled, “Flatrock by Way of Windgap.” All are welcome. Free parking available.

Live Music

6 p.m.

Andrew Rodgers

Performing at Green Sleeves.

10 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Theatre

8 p.m.

Here & Now

“Here and Now” captivates from the first laugh through to the end. Steve Coombs, under the direction of Charlie Tomlinson, bridges the worlds of standup comedy and the theatre as he mines his personal family experiences to engage his audience in his new one-man show. Using his trademark humour, he delivers his take on stigmas and social misconceptions associated with facing a crossroads in life and the reality of having to say goodbye to the past. Gripping. Heartfelt. Funny as hell. For tickets, visit http://rca.nf.ca/event/here-now/.

Wednesday, September 26

Activities

12:30 p.m.

Lunch and Bridge

Lunch and Bridge every Wednesday at the St. John’s Curling Club. Lunch is served at 12:30 p.m. sharp. Call Shirley Kelly at 754-3260 to book a table.

Church

7 p.m.

Parish Mission

Parish Mission: “Paul, Disciple of the Risen Lord: A Guide for Our Times?” from 7-8:15 p.m. at St. Pius X Parish on Smithville Crescent. Everyone is invited.

Classes

5 p.m.

Fishcraft

Join Fishing for Success at Rocket Bakery from 5-8 p.m. for a family-friendly evening of hands-on activities that are all about fish and fishing. Learn ancient skills of weaving rope and knitting net — but with a modern twist all your own. Make your very own souvenir to keep. Learn skills that have been handed down through Newfoundland and Labrador families for generations.

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. Aikido is offered by the Fudoshin School of Aikido at St. Theresa School, 100 Mundy Pond Rd. It’s 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.

Food

6 p.m.

Jigg’s Dinner

Served at the Church of St. Mary the Virgin on the corner of Craigmiller Avenue and Cornwall Crescent.

Groups

7 p.m.

Cabot Toastmasters

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

Live Music

6:30 p.m.

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 guest Florence Barron, the 2018 Tely 10-mile road race runner competing in her 21st Tely 10 at the age of 80, with a time not that far off the time of first place, and much younger winning runners. Florence has broken many records – her own included – has a place in world records, and will take part in the October Cape to Cabot road race again, as well as future Tely 10 races. Tune in at 800 AM, online at vowr.org, and cable radio Rogers 945 or Bell Aliant 756.

Shopping

2 p.m.

St. John’s Farmers’ Market

Large weekly indoor/outdoor farmers' market from 2-8 p.m. every Wednesday at 245 Freshwater Rd. 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.

Theatre

7:30

Life Sucks

In this mid-life comedy by award-winning playwright Aaron Posner, a group of old friends, ex-lovers, estranged in-laws and lifelong enemies gather to grapple with life’s thorniest questions — and each other. What could possibly go wrong? “Life Sucks” plays Sept. 26-30 at 7:30 p.m. at the Barbara Barrett Theatre. Tickets available at the St. John's Arts and Culture Centre box office or online at artsandculturecentre.com or by calling 729-3900.

8 p.m.

Here & Now

“Here and Now” captivates from the first laugh through to the end. Steve Coombs, under the direction of Charlie Tomlinson, bridges the worlds of standup comedy and the theatre as he mines his personal family experiences to engage his audience in his new one-man show. Using his trademark humour, he delivers his take on stigmas and social misconceptions associated with facing a crossroads in life and the reality of having to say goodbye to the past. Gripping. Heartfelt. Funny as Hell. For tickets, visit http://rca.nf.ca/event/here-now/.

Thursday, September 27

Activities

8 p.m.

Bingo

Bingo at Blackmarsh Legion. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and bingo begins at 8 p.m. Canteen available.

Art

10 a.m.

Art in the Garden

The 2018 “Art in the Garden” exhibition is on at MUN Botanical Garden, showcasing 22 artists. Exhibit is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. until Oct. 14.

Deadline Friday

Eastport Peninsula Agricultural Exhibition

Literary arts, photography and visual arts entries must be submitted by 4 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 28. Literary arts include poetry and short stories. Visual arts include paintings and drawings. The exhibition runs from Oct. 4-8 at the Beaches Arts & Heritage Centre. Cash awards for first, second, and third place. For more information, visit www.beachesheritagecentre.ca.

Circus

8 p.m.

“Patinoire”: The 7 Fingers

This circus show from Montreal at the LSPU Hall is a part of the St. John’s International CircusFest – bringing the world of circus to Atlantic Canada. Hosted by Wonderbolt Productions. For more information, visit www.stjohnscircusfest.com.

Live Music

6:30 p.m.

Rob Cook

Performing at Green Sleeves.

11 p.m.

Glory Days

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Social

Upcoming

Flipper Dinner

Wesley Church will hold a flipper dinner with dessert, tea and coffee on Thursday, Oct. 11 at 6 p.m. Eat in only – there is no takeout available. Tickets are $25. Call Pheobe Sheppard at 726-1689, Marvin Barnes at 579-7900, or the church office at 579-3682.

Theatre

6:30 p.m.

Dream a Little Dream of We

Dinner and a show. A tribute to The Mamas & The Papas. The flower children, the cool vibes, the happening scenes – we have it all on our stage in September! Presented by Spirit of Newfoundland Productions at The Masonic Temple. Includes a three-course gourmet meal. All dietary concerns accommodated. Call 579-3023 to reserve your seat. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with dinner served at 7 p.m.

7:30

Life Sucks

In this mid-life comedy by award-winning playwright Aaron Posner, a group of old friends, ex-lovers, estranged in-laws, and lifelong enemies gather to grapple with life’s thorniest questions — and each other. What could possibly go wrong? “Life Sucks” plays Sept. 26-30 at 7:30 p.m. at the Barbara Barrett Theatre. Tickets available at the St. John's Arts and Culture Centre box office or online at artsandculturecentre.com or by calling 729-3900.

Friday, September 28

Activities

9:30 a.m.

Exercise Classes

The St. John’s Retired Citizens’ Association offers exercise classes for retired folks at 10 Bennett Ave. every Tuesday at 9 a.m. and Friday at 9:30 a.m.

Circus

8 p.m.

‘Under The Big Top’

Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra and the National Circus School (Montreal) bring the world of circus to the St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre, presented as part of the St. John’s International CircusFest. Hosted by Wonderbolt Productions. For more information, visit www.stjohnscircusfest.com.

Live Music

4 p.m.

Rob Cook

Performing at Green Sleeves.

8 p.m.

Damian Follett

Performing at Green Sleeves.

10:30 p.m.

Quidi Vidi Dirt Band

Performing at The Martini Bar.

Midnight

Stixx & Stones

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Theatre

7:30

Life Sucks

In this mid-life comedy by award-winning playwright Aaron Posner, a group of old friends, ex-lovers, estranged in-laws and lifelong enemies gather to grapple with life’s thorniest questions — and each other. What could possibly go wrong? “Life Sucks” plays Sept. 26-30 at 7:30 p.m. at the Barbara Barrett Theatre. Tickets available at the St. John's Arts and Culture Centre box office or online at artsandculturecentre.com or by calling 729-3900.

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