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Community events in and around St. John's, Wednesday, January 16 to Saturday, January 19

Weekly daytime and evening t’ai chi classes with Sheila Leonard are held at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd., from Jan. 16 to March 6. Classes at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. for new and returning students.  Register at your first class. Call 727-7863 or visit www.sheilaleonard.ca for more information.
Weekly daytime and evening t’ai chi classes with Sheila Leonard are held at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd., from Jan. 16 to March 6. Classes at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. for new and returning students. Register at your first class. Call 727-7863 or visit www.sheilaleonard.ca for more information. - 123RF Stock Photo

Wednesday, January 16

Activities

12:30 p.m.

Lunch and Bridge

Lunch and bridge take place 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.

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.

Arts

Ongoing

Funding opportunity

ArtsNL is accepting applications for its annual Operating Program for Professional Arts Organizations. 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.

Choir

7:30 p.m.

Coastal Sounds Community Choir

Coastal Sounds Community Choir will hold its annual open house at Holy Spirit High School. All are welcome to come and enjoy singing, socializing and snacking together. Coastal Sounds welcomes all singers regardless of experience. Come for a visit (or sign up for the term) and learn what we're all about.

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., from Jan. 16 to 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. Register at your first class. Call 727-7863 or visit www.sheilaleonard.ca for more information.

Comedy

8 p.m.

Revue 2018

The curtain goes up on a parade of characters, sets, costumes and some new voices. Rising Tide Theatre is back presenting its annual political “Revue,” an irreverent take on life in the province. There are laughs galore with plenty of wild characters. Don’t miss all the fun. Opening in Trinity this year and then heading to St. John’s before embarking on a provincewide tour, “Revue 2018” is on the road until Feb. 23. Onstage at the St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre from Jan. 16-20. Tickets to “Revue 2018” are on sale at arts and culture centre box offices, online at www.artsandculturecentre.com and at box offices for the venues in Trinity, Clarenville, Carbonear, Marystown and Bonavista.

8:30 p.m.

Downtown Comedy

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

Groups

7 p.m.

PsoriasisNL

PsoriasisNL invites those affected by psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis to join our community support group. Meetings are held at the Blackmarsh Road Dominion in the community room on the third Wednesday of each month. All are welcome.

Live Music

7 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

8:30 p.m.

Andrea Monro

Performing at The Black Sheep.

10 p.m.

Damian Follett

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Meetings

2 p.m.

National Association of Federal Retirees

General meeting for members of the Avalon/Burin branch is 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.

Radio

7:30 p.m.

VOWR Guest Interview

Barbara De Land speaks with Captain Sydney Hynes, executive chairman of Oceanex, about his early maritime life and training, the shipping industry in general and his continuing role in it. He discusses current Oceanex activities and routes, and the economic health of shipping in Canada and worldwide. Tune in to VOWR radio at 800 on the AM dial, online at VOWR.org, or cable radio Rogers 945 or Bell Aliant 746.

Thursday, January 17

Books

7 p.m.

‘Operation Wormwood’

Marjorie Mews Public Library is excited to welcome author Helen C. Escott, who will read from her book, “Operation Wormwood.” A question period and refreshments will follow the reading.

Classes

1:30 p.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., from Jan. 17 to March 7. Classes at 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m., for returning students only. Refining our practice of the 20 gentle, repetitive movements, helping further increase the flow of our natural energy. Register at your first class. Call 727-7863 or visit www.sheilaleonard.ca for more information.

Live Music

6:30 p.m.

Rob Cook

Performing at Green Sleeves.

7 p.m.

Justin Russell

Performing at Second Cup, 9 Stavanger Dr.

Mark Bragg and Friends

Performing at The Black Sheep.

10:30 p.m.

Mick Davis

Performing at The Black Sheep.

11 p.m.

Glory Days

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Comedy

Jokes at John's

Voted best comedy night in Newfoundland. Hosted by Jennifer Somerton and featuring a new headliner and lineup every Thursady at 9 p.m. No Cover at Trapper John's, 2 George St.

Friday, January 18

Live Music

5 p.m.

Chris Hennessy

Performing at O’Reilly’s Pub.

Rob Cook

Performing at Green Sleeves.

7 p.m.

Herd of Men

With John Hutton, Sean Harris, Glenn Tilley and Mack Furlong performing at The Black Sheep.

8 p.m.

Damian Follett

Performing at Green Sleeves.

The Uglysticks

Performing at O’Reilly’s Pub.

10:30 p.m.

The Kelly Evans Band

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

11:30 p.m.

Ceiligh

Performing at O’Reilly’s Pub.

Midnight

Derek Graham and John Ennis

Performing at Green Sleeves.

People

Ongoing

Call for Lives Lived segment

Each year ArtsNL prepares a video montage segment called Lives Lived, as part of the annual arts awards. It’s at that point of the program that we acknowledge the talents that the arts community has lost over the last year. This is an opportunity for members of the community to forward names, a photo and a very brief note that commemorates a “life lived” in the arts. Forward information no later than Friday, March 29. Note that the segment running time may unfortunately limit the number of individuals shown during the show. Information can be emailed to ArtsNL communications officer Joshua Jamieson at jjamieson@nlac.ca. The 34th ArtsNL Arts Awards will take place Friday, June 7 in Eastport.

Theatre

Upcoming

‘Offensive to Some’

Berni Stapleton’s “Offensive to Some,” a powerful portrayal of intimate-partner violence, returns by popular demand to the LSPU Hall Jan. 24-27. Directed by Ruth Lawrence and featuring Miranda MacDonald. Tickets available at lspuhall.ca or by calling the Hall at 753-4531. Student, senior and artist rates are available.

Saturday, January 19

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.

4 p.m.

Luxury Wedding Show Newfoundland

Wedding show at the Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland from 4-9 p.m. Pre-sale tickets online at Eventbrite ($10) or $15 at the door. Grand prize $12,000 wedding package. Wedding professional vendors, bridal fashion show, cocktail hour and lingerie show.

Classes

10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m.

T’ai Chi Chih and Wisdom Healing Qigong

Come awaken the energy within! Relax! More wellness, more energy, more joy! One set of Saturday introductory sessions with Sheila Leonard from 10:30 a.m. to noon for T'ai Chi Chih, and 1:30-3 p.m. for Wisdom Healing Qigong. Join us at Virginia Water Retreat House, 47 Parsonage Dr., off Logy Bay Road, on beautiful Virginia Lake. New and returning students welcome. Register when you arrive. Call 727-7863 or visit www.sheilaleonard.ca for more information.

Live Music

5 p.m.

Bill Kelly

Performing at O’Reilly’s Pub.

6:30 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

7 p.m.

Waterfront Fire

Performing at The Black Sheep.

8 p.m.

Kellie Loder

With special guests Matthew Byrne, Mark Bragg and Rachel Cousins performing at the Masonic Temple. Doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m.

The Uglysticks

Performing at O’Reilly’s Pub.

10:30 p.m.

Presto Magic

Performing at The Black Sheep.

The Kelly Evans Band

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

11 p.m.

Des Gambin Trio

Performing at Green Sleeves.

11:30 p.m.

Ceiligh

Performing at O’Reilly’s Pub.

Upcoming

Variety show

Traditional and country variety show at the Sheila NaGeira Theatre in Carbonear on Friday, Jan. 25 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets ($15) available at the box office, or by email: princesssheila1@hotmail.com. Featuring: What Odds, Amanda Hulan, The Band She and The Bowman Family.

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.

St. John’s Edge

Edge vs. London Lightning at Mile One Centre. Tickets available at mileonecentre.com or at the box office (576-7657).

Sunday, January 20

Live Music

2 p.m.

Sunday Traditional Session

Hosted by Fergus Brown O’Byrne and Tony O’Brien at O’Reilly’s Pub.

5 p.m.

Fergus O’Byrne

Performing at O’Reilly’s Pub.

7 p.m.

Dave Whitty

Performing at Green Sleeves.

8 p.m.

Con O’Brien and Patrick Moran

Performing at O’Reilly’s Pub.

8:30 p.m.

Open Mike

With Peter Mcguire at The Black Sheep.

11 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Radio

2 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.

Sports

7 p.m.

St. John’s Edge

Edge vs. London Lightning at Mile One Centre. Tickets available at mileonecentre.com or at the box office (576-7657).

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