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Community events in and around St. John's, Wednesday, January 30 to Sunday, February 3

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. The Bully Beware program runs Wednesday and Sunday evenings. Contact Pat Cochrane at 682-0335 for details.
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. The Bully Beware program runs Wednesday and Sunday evenings. Contact Pat Cochrane at 682-0335 for details. - 123RF Stock Photo

Wednesday, January 30

Classes

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.

Live Music

7 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

9 p.m.

Smokestack Lightnin’

Performing at Lottie’s Place. Free cover all night.

10 p.m.

Damian Follett

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Public Lecture

7 p.m.

River Talk: Nymph Patters and Nymph Fishing

The Salmonid Association of Eastern Newfoundland (SAEN) presents a river talk titled “Effective Nymph Patterns and Nymph Fishing in Newfoundland and Labrador,” by Ian Gall at the Fluvarium. There is no admission fee. Bar service will be available and there will be ticket draws on flies tied by SAEN board members. This is the first in a series of river talks. RSVP at https://www.saen.org/river-talks.html. All are welcome.

Radio

7:30 p.m.

VOWR Guest Interview

Barbara De Land speaks with medical anthropologist Dr. Jill Allison of Memorial University's medical faculty about Allison’s research projects in Nepal and other countries, as well as her yearly trips with medical students who participate in some of those projects with her. 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 31

Arts

7 p.m.

Art History Lecture

“Ballerinas, the Brothel and the Bedroom”: discover the paintings of Edgar Degas and Mary Cassat, and how their paintings of women give us a glimpse at the gender inequality in late-19th-century Paris. Email arthistorylectures@gmail.com or drop in to the education building at Memorial University (Room 2003). This lecture by Beth Pratt Art History Lectures costs $25 and runs from 7-9 p.m.

Ongoing

Funding Opportunity

ArtsNL is accepting applications for its annual Operating Program for Professional Arts Organizations. The deadline is Friday, Feb. 15. Organizational annual operations must start on or 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.

Live Music

6:30 p.m.

Rob Cook

Performing at Green Sleeves.

7 p.m.

Fergus O’Byrne

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

10:30 p.m.

Irish Descendants

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

11 p.m.

Glory Days

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Social

10 p.m.

’90s Video Dance Costume Party

Come to Lottie’s Place on George Street dressed in your best ’90s costume for a chance to win a prize. Free cover all night.

Sports

7 p.m.

St. John’s Edge

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

Friday, February 1

Choir

Upcoming

Let’s Make a Choir 2019

Let’s Make a Choir 2019, under the direction of Valerie Long and now in its fifth year, is open for registration. Come and enjoy a unique 10-week session for adults. It begins in March and culminates with a concert performance in June. No audition, no experience required, but tons of fun while learning choral music. For more information, visit heartnotes.net and follow the link for registration for “Let’s Make a Choir 2019” or email letsmakeachoir@gmail.com.

Live Music

10:30 p.m.

Bic & The Ballpoints

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

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. At that point of the program, we acknowledge the talents 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.

Social

8 p.m.

Customer Appreciation Night

At Lottie’s Place on George Street.

Saturday, February 2

Children

1:30 p.m.

February Kids Club: Animal Tracks

Every footprint tells a story. What stories are being told around the Fluvarium this winter? Help us find out what critters might be hiding in the woods and explore some mysterious tracking stories. Every Saturday and Sunday from Feb. 2-24 at 1:30 p.m. Program runs approximately 45-60 minutes. This Fluvarium kids program is family fun and can include an outdoor component, game, story and craft. Kids ages five to 10 and their families are invited to join Fluvarium Kids. Receive updates, collect stickers and earn a Fluvarium Kids Fresh Water Friends certificate when you attend sessions in four different months. Fluvarium Kids programs are complimentary with admission. Ask about our annual family pass.

Live Music

10:30 p.m.

Bic & The Ballpoints

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

Sunday, February 3

Children

1:30 p.m.

February Kids Club: Animal Tracks

Every foot print tells a story. What stories are being told around the Fluvarium this winter? Help us find out what critters might be hiding in the woods and explore some mysterious tracking stories. Every Saturday and Sunday from Feb. 2-24 at 1:30 p.m. Program runs approximately 45-60 minutes. This Fluvarium kids program is family fun and can include an outdoor component, game, story and craft. Kids ages five to 10 and their families are invited to join Fluvarium Kids. Receive updates, collect stickers and earn a Fluvarium Kids Fresh Water Friends certificate when you attend sessions in four different months. Fluvarium Kids programs are complimentary with admission. Ask about our annual family pass.

Classes

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.

Radio

2-2:30 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.

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