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Community events in and around St. John's, Wednesday, April 17 to Friday, April 19

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.
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. - 123RF Stock Photo

Fun things to do in Newfoundland and Labrador's most exciting city

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. —

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Events must be submitted by Monday each week to be included in the following weekend’s event listings.

Wednesday, April 17

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. Please wear dry, supportive shoes. Everyone is welcome, including canes and walkers. Tea and coffee will be available. Come along, bring a friend, have a chat and take a walk.

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. for both 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.

7 p.m.

Crackie

The St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival celebrates National Canadian Film Day with a special screening of the critically acclaimed film “Crackie” by Sherry White in honour of the film’s 10th anniversary. Celebrate National Canadian Film Day with this free film screening at Rocket Room (Rocket Bakery). Lead actor Meghan Greeley, along with “Crackie” producers, join us for a special Q&A immediately following the screening. Presented by the St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival and REEL Canada.

Classes and groups

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

Join us for a fun night out! Drop in to our meeting at Mount Pearl City Hall to meet a friendly group of people and learn about public speaking. For more information, simply Google: Cabot Toastmasters.

Psoriasis Support Group

Do you or someone you love suffer from psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis? Join PsoriasisNL for monthly support group meetings on the third Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Community Room at the Blackmarsh Road Dominion. Check our Facebook page for any cancellation information.

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

6:30 p.m.

Derek Graham

Performing at Green Sleeves Uptown.

7 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

7:30 p.m.

Killer Dwarfs

Fred’s Records presents Killer Dwarfs from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Join us at Fred's Records for a very special event as we welcome Killer Dwarfs for an acoustic performance and Q&A hosted by VOCM's Paddy Daly. Free show! All welcome! We encourage all attendees to bring a non-perishable food item to benefit the Campus Food Bank.

10 p.m.

Damian Follett

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Radio

7:30 p.m.

VOWR Guest Interview

Barbara De Land speaks with radio documentarian Rebecca Nolan, who outlines just what a radio documentary is, some appropriate subjects, and her current and possible future radio documentary projects. Tune in either on VOWR radio AM 800, online at VOWR.org, or on cable radio Rogers 945 or Bell Aliant 756.

Religion

12:30 p.m.

Lenten Worship and Communion

All are warmly welcome to join Rev. Brian Colbourne and others at St. James United Church for an informal Lenten worship and communion every Wednesday at lunchtime until April 17. Bring your lunch to share time with us afterward, and enjoy the warmth of our community as we explore and share our faith together during this significant time in the Christian calendar. Please enter through the side door. For more information, call 722-1881 or write to revbrian@stjamesuc.org. Also visit www.stjamesuc.org or our Facebook page.

2 p.m.

Lenten Services

Wesley United Church will hold Lenten services each Wednesday during Lent in the chapel at 2 p.m. All are welcome to attend.

Thursday, April 18

Art

5 p.m.

Spring Splash

New works by 15 of the gallery artists at Red Ochre Gallery on Duckworth Street. This annual spring exhibition opens April 18 with the opening reception from 5-8 p.m. There is a 10 per cent discount for purchases made during the opening reception. The exhibition continues until May 11.

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.

Groups

7 p.m.

TOPS Club

The Iris Bonnell Memorial Chapter of TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) NL meets every Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Paul Reynolds Community Centre in the Frances Lambe Room No. 2. Come learn about TOPS and what it has to offer you. What do you have to lose? Email kathypower123@hotmail.com.

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.

Friday, April 19

Live music

5 p.m.

Rob Cook

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves Uptown.

8 p.m.

Damian Follett

Performing at Green Sleeves.

9:30 p.m.

Greg Tobin Duo

Performing at Green Sleeves Uptown.

Midnight

Derek Graham and John Ennis

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Religion

9 a.m.

Centre for Life

The Centre for Life invites the community to gather for an ecumenical spiritual fellowship of reflection and prayer for all vulnerable human life at St. Pius X Church at 16 Smithville Cres. Everyone is welcome. For information, call 579-1500.

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