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Go Guide — Community events for March 8

Fiona Andersen plays Dr. Vivian Bearing in the St. John’s Players’ production of “Wit,” at the St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre’s Barbara Barrett Theatre. The play opens tonight, March 8 and runs until March 11.
Fiona Andersen plays Dr. Vivian Bearing in the St. John’s Players’ production of “Wit,” at the St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre’s Barbara Barrett Theatre. The play opens tonight, March 8 and runs until March 11. - Submitted

Thursday, March 8

Books

7 p.m.

Adult Book Club

Marjorie Mews Public Library’s Page-by-Page Adult Book Club is accepting new members. The Marjorie Mews Adult Book clubs are registered programs, not drop-in events. The Page-by-Page Book Club meets the second Thursday of each month from 7:00 - 8:00pm. If you are interested in becoming part of this book club group, please call 737-3020 for more information.

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Children

10 a.m.

Active Playgroup

Recreation staff are on site at the Paul Reynolds Community Centre to encourage active play and facilitate opportunities for story time, music and creative play for lots of activity and fun. For children up to five years old and their caregivers. $3 per child, no cost for children under six months old.

Comedy

9 p.m.

Jokes at John’s

Stand-up comedy at Trapper John’s, hosted by Nicole Downton. Headliner: Colin Hollett.

Culture

7 p.m.

The Things We Keep

The Blue Castle and the Saltwater Stories Research project present an interactive conversation at the MMap Gallery (St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre) about the things we keep. What things do you keep close at hand when you move? And what things have you left behind? These might be physical things, or they may be memories, ideas and feelings. Free admission and parking. Bring the things you keep and the stories that make them meaningful to you.

Groups

7:30 p.m.

CLB Regimental Band Open House

An open house will be held at the CLB Armoury’s upper level on Harvey Road to welcome prospective new members. Do you play a brass or woodwind instrument? Are you looking for a friendly, social atmosphere to use your talent, while contributing to your community? Come give the CLB Band a try. We meet Mondays and Thursdays from 8-10 p.m. and participate in numerous events throughout the year. For more information, email regimentalband@theclb.ca or call 722-1737 Ext. 208.

Lecture

8 p.m.

50th Annual Pratt Lecture

Poet George Elliott Clarke will deliver the 50th annual Pratt Lecture at the LSPU Hall. He will be reconsidering E.J. Pratt's Towards the Last Spike (1953) and Brebeuf and His Brethren (1940), two presumptive epics that are "weakened by [Pratt's] essential promulgation of implicit and explicit racialism, which is also reflective of the impossiblity of an ethically 'ethnic' Canadian identity." Free admission with reception to follow.

Live Music

5 p.m.

Fergus O’Byrne

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

6:30 p.m.

Rob Cook

Performing at Green Sleeves.

8 p.m.

Irish Descendants

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

10 p.m.

Open Mic Night

Tacos and tunes at Poyo and The Sprout’s open mic night.

11 p.m.

Mark Manning & Carl Peters

Performing at Green Sleeves Pub & Eatery.

11:30 p.m.

Ceiligh

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

Movie

8 p.m.

The Big Lebowski

Celebrate 20 years of “The Big Lebowski” at The Johnson Geo Centre. Doors open at 7:15 p.m.  Tickets are $8 in advance or $10 at the door. 19+. Canteen and bar services available. Plenty of parking. Fully accessible to people with mobility issues.

Panel

7 p.m.

Exploring Queer Spirituality – Out in Faith Panel

This panel discussion at Memorial University’s Bruneau Centre will explore queer spiritualities and the diverse ways queer individuals find, create and maintain community inside, as well as outside, their faith. This year’s speakers include Ask Spirest, Erika Mershrod and Dany Fry. Parking available in Lot 17. Any questions, please contact OutInFaithNL@gmail.com.

Theatre

8 p.m.

Wit

A riveting and inspiring play about courage, portraying a woman in the late stages of ovarian cancer. Play by Margaret Edson, directed by Louise Kearley. Onstage at the Barbara Barrett Theatre. Tickets on sale at 729-3900 or artsandculturecentre.com. Show not recommended for children.

Trivia

8 p.m.

Bitters Trivia

Trivia night at Bitters Pub with Ted and Barry. Several chances to win awesome prizes.

Friday, March 9

Live Music

4 p.m.

Rob Cook

Performing at Green Sleeves.

5 p.m.

Chris Hennessy

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

7 p.m.

Death and the Maiden

Strong Harbour Strings Collective presents Death and the Maiden. Performed by Maria Cherwick, Carole Bestvater, Daniel Fuchs, Romesh Thavanathan, and Alex Cho. Joined by special guest Annie Corrigan. $10 at the door at The Black Sheep. All proceeds go to Strong Harbour Strings.

8 p.m.

Damian Follett

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Greeley’s Reel

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

10 p.m.

Soap Opera

Performing with Ribbon Tied and the MUN Jazz Ensemble at The Ship.

11:30 p.m.

Station Road

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

12 a.m.

Chris Ryan Trio

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Recreation

7 p.m.

Friday Night Showshoe Hike

The Outfitters are excited to offer weekly guided snowshoe hikes, with new locations each time. Hikes are approximately five km and are about two hours long, and accessible for all ages and abilities. $10 per person, or $40 for a season pass. If you require rentals, please add the request ($10) to your registration and we will bring them out for you! If you have any other questions about directions or the snowshoeing group, please contact Don Clarke at operations@theoutfitters.nf.ca.

Social

6:30 p.m.

Mardi Gras Night at The Fluvarium

3rd Annual Mardi Gras Night at The Fluvarium with Billy and the Bruisers. There will be hors d’oeuvres, prepared by The Fluvarium’s own Red Seal Chef Antoine Harding, games, and auction items ranging from art to gift certificates. The evening begins at 6:30 p.m. with a glass of champagne, mask and beads at the door, some New Orleans-inspired jazz music, and a little clowning around. To cap it all off get ready for dancing until midnight. Tickets are $75. Call to purchase: 754-3474. Proceeds from the event go towards supporting environmental education at The Fluvarium.

Theatre

7 p.m.

Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe

Presented by Holy Heart of Mary Performing Arts, and on stage at Holy Heart Theatre. This new dramatization of C.S. Lewis’ classic, set in the land of Narnia, faithfully recreates the magic and mystery of Aslan, the great lion, his struggle with the White Witch, and the adventures of four children who inadvertently wander from an old wardrobe into the exciting, never-to-be-forgotten Narnia. Excitement for the whole family! Visit theatreheart.com for tickets.

8 p.m.

Wit

A riveting and inspiring play about courage, portraying a woman in the late stages of ovarian cancer. Play by Margaret Edson, directed by Louise Kearley. Onstage at the Barbara Barrett Theatre. Tickets on sale at 729-3900 or artsandculturecentre.com. Show not recommended for children.

Saturday, March 10

Groups

2 p.m.

Easter Afternoon Tea

Hosted by The Ladies of the Sabre at the Mazol Shrine Centre (530 Topsail Rd.). Tickets $10, includes spins on Easter baskets, and prizes for the best three Easter bonnets. For tickets, call Sylvia Downey at 368-0696.

Live Music

5 p.m.

Bill Kelly

Performing at O’Reily’s.

6:30 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

8:15 p.m.

Greeley’s Reel

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

11 p.m.

Chris Ryan Trio

Performing at Green Sleeves.

11:30 p.m.

Station Road

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

Sports

7 p.m.

St. John’s Edge Basketball

St. John’s Edge vs. London at Mile One Centre. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Theatre

8 p.m.

Wit

A riveting and inspiring play about courage, portraying a woman in the late stages of ovarian cancer. Play by Margaret Edson, directed by Louise Kearley. Onstage at the Barbara Barrett Theatre. Tickets on sale at 729-3900 or artsandculturecentre.com. Show not recommended for children.

Sunday, March 11

Live Music

11 a.m.

Annual St. Patrick’s Family Event

Featuring Conway and special guests at O’Reilly’s, including 9-year-old accordion player Luke Mercer and the St. Pat’s Dancers. There’ll also be face painting, balloons and more. Free entry. All are welcome.

3:30 p.m.

Sunday Traditional Session

Fergus Brown O’Byrne and Tony White co-host at O’Reilly’s. Fun for the whole family. Bring an instrument and play along, or just enjoy the music.

6 p.m.

Gospel Open Mike

St. John’s Retired Citizens’ Association (10 Bennett Ave.) is hosting a gospel open mike. $5 at the door. Doors open 6 p.m., music starts at 7 p.m. Canteen service available. All are welcome.

7 p.m.

Dave Whitty

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Fergus O’Byrne

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

7:30 p.m.

Chansons á boire

Drinking songs at The Ship Pub en français! La Rose des Vents will teach you some simple French rounds and drinking songs, and everyone can sing them together. Sound like fun? Bien sûr! Bring a friend, bring an instrument! $10 at the door. For more information, e-mail: chorale@acfsj.ca.

8 p.m.

NSO Recital 3: Atlantic String Quartet

Featuring the Atlantic String Quartet at the Anglican Cathedral. The NSO’s Recital Series presents high-quality chamber music. The Atlantic String Quartet includes Heather Kao, Nancy Case-Oates, Kate Read and Theo Weber. For more information, visit www.nsomusic.ca.

10:30 p.m.

Con O’Brien and Patrick Moran

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

11 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Sports

7 p.m.

St. John’s Edge Basketball

St. John’s Edge vs. London at Mile One Centre. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Theatre

8 p.m.

Wit

A riveting and inspiring play about courage, portraying a woman in the late stages of ovarian cancer. Play by Margaret Edson, directed by Louise Kearley. Onstage at the Barbara Barrett Theatre. Tickets on sale at 729-3900 or artsandculturecentre.com. Show not recommended for children.

Monday, March 12

Live Music

6 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

10 p.m.

Damian Follett

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Tuesday, March 13

Live Music

6 p.m.

Andrew Rodgers

Performing at Green Sleeves.

10 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Seniors

10:30 a.m.

Gentle Yoga

Gentle yoga with Sherry Ryan at Coakers Meadow, Torbay Road. Each session is one hour and is ideal for seniors. A six-week session is $80. For more information or to register, contact info@sherryryan.com or 631-6138.

Wednesday, March 14

Games

12 p.m.

Lunch and Bridge

Come down for lunch and bridge every Wednesday at the ReMax Centre in St. John’s. Contact Shirley Kelly at 754-3260 to register.

Groups

10:30 a.m.

Beginner Guitar Lessons

Held every Wednesday morning until noon at St. John’s Retired Citizens’ Association (10 Bennett Ave.). $5 per session. Open to the public.

Live Music

6 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

10 p.m.

Damian Follett

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Thursday, March 15

Children

10 a.m.

Active Playgroup

Recreation staff are on site at the Paul Reynolds Community Centre to encourage active play and facilitate opportunities for story time, music and creative play for lots of activity and fun. For children up to five years old and their caregivers; $3 per child; no cost for children under six months old.

Social

12:30 p.m.

Soup Luncheon and Social

Wesley United Church is hosting a soup luncheon and social, including an auction and a game of bridge. Tickets $12. To purchase, call Pheobe at 726-1689, Marvin at 579-7900 or the church office at 579-3682.

Lecture

7 p.m.

Sleep as a Foundation for Health

A free public lecture by Dr. Sheila Garland, a clinical psychologist and assistant professor of psychology and oncology at Memorial University. She is the director of the Sleep, Health and Wellness Lab. Join Dr. Garland in IIC-2001, Bruneau Centre for Research and Innovation at Memorial University and learn how to use the latest in sleep science to improve your overall health and well-being. She will talk about why we sleep, how we sleep, and how to fix your sleep if it gets off track. Free parking in Lot 17.

Live Music

6:30 p.m.

Justin Fancy

Performing at Green Sleeves.

11 p.m.

The Pub Jugs

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Friday, March 16

Holidays

6:30 p.m.

Shamrocks and Shenanigans

The Church of St. Mary the Virgin presents an evening of food (beef and moose stew), entertainment and dancing to the music of Eastern Gate at the Canon Stirling Auditorium. Tickets $20, available from the church office at 579-0039, Everett at 364-2428 or Fred at 738-2830.

Live Music

Seniors

10:30 a.m.

Gentle Yoga

Gentle yoga with Sherry Ryan on Lemarchant Road. Each session is one hour and is ideal for seniors. A six-week session is $80. For more information or to register, contact info@sherryryan.com or 631-6138.

Saturday, March 17

Sunday, March 18

Social

1 p.m.

Sharing Our Cultures

Interact with high school youth from diverse cultures, including China, Congo, Nepal, Nigeria and Syria, as they share their music, dance and stories. Performances by Eastern Owl, the Francophone Youth Band and the Prince of Wales Collegiate Chamber Choir. Admission to Sharing Our Cultures at The Rooms is free. Contact Dr. Lloydetta Quaicoe for more information: 726-1504 or lloydetta@sharingourcultures.com.

2:30 p.m.

St. John’s Choir Afternoon Tea

Doors open for the annual event at 2 p.m. at Cowan United Church (141 Frecker Dr.). Tickets $20. For tickets, call Paulette at 747-4760 or Linda at 579-6585.

Monday, March 19

Live Music

6 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

10 p.m.

Damian Follett

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Tuesday, March 20

Live Music

6 p.m.

Andrew Rodgers

Performing at Green Sleeves.

10 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Meetings

12 p.m.

St. John’s Retired Citizens’ Association

Annual general meeting and election of board of directors of the St. John’s Retired Citizens’ Association will take place at 10 Bennett Ave. All paid members are urged to attend.

Seniors

10:30 a.m.

Gentle Yoga

Gentle yoga with Sherry Ryan at Coakers Meadow, Torbay Road. Each session is one hour and is ideal for seniors. A six-week session is $80. For more information or to register, contact info@sherryryan.com or 631-6138.

Wednesday, March 21

Games

12 p.m.

Lunch and Bridge

Come down for lunch and bridge every Wednesday at the ReMax Centre in St. John’s. Contact Shirley Kelly at 754-3260 to register.

Groups

10:30 a.m.

Beginner Guitar Lessons

Held every Wednesday morning until noon at the St. John’s Retired Citizens’ Association (10 Bennett Ave.). $5 per session. Open to the public.

Live Music

6 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

10 p.m.

Damian Follett

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Thursday, March 22

Children

10 a.m.

Active Playgroup

Recreation staff are on site at Paul Reynolds Community Centre to encourage active play and facilitate opportunities for story time, music, and creative play for lots of activity and fun. For children up to five years old and their caregivers. $3 per child, no cost for children under six months old.

Live Music

6:30 p.m.

Rob Cook

Performing at Green Sleeves.

11 p.m.

Mark Manning & Carl Peters

Performing at Green Sleeves Pub & Eatery.

Friday, March 23

Live Music

4 p.m.

Rob Cook

Performing at Green Sleeves.

8 p.m.

Damian Follett

Performing at Green Sleeves.

12 a.m.

Boys & Girls

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Seniors

10:30 a.m.

Gentle Yoga

Gentle yoga with Sherry Ryan on Lemarchant Rd. Each session is one hour in length and is ideal for seniors. A six-week session is $80. For more information or to register, contact info@sherryryan.com or 631-6138.

Saturday, March 24

Live Music

6:30 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

11 p.m.

Boys & Girls

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Sunday, March 25

Live Music

7 p.m.

Dave Whitty

Performing at Green Sleeves.

11 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Social

1 p.m.

Paint and Sip

Paint and sip with Bobbi Pike Art in support of Canadian National Institute for the Blind at 70 The Boulevard. $40 per person includes all art supplies, instruction, and snacks. No experience necessary. Everyone walks away with their own piece of art. Event run until 5 p.m. E-mail for more information: amanda.halliday@cnib.ca.

Monday, March 26

Live Music

6 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

10 p.m.

Damian Follett

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Tuesday, March 27

Live Music

6 p.m.

Andrew Rodgers

Performing at Green Sleeves.

10 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Seniors

10:30 a.m.

Gentle Yoga

Gentle yoga with Sherry Ryan at Coakers Meadow, Torbay Rd. Each session is one hour in length and is ideal for seniors. A six-week session is $80. For more information or to register, contact info@sherryryan.com or 631-6138.

Wednesday, March 28

Games

12 p.m.

Lunch and Bridge

Come down for lunch and bridge every Wednesday at the ReMax Centre in St. John’s. Contact Shirley Kelly at 754-3260 to register.

Groups

10:30 a.m.

Beginner guitar lessons

Held every Wednesday morning until noon at St. John’s Retired Citizens’ Association (10 Bennett Ave.). $5 per session. Open to the public.

Live Music

6 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

8 p.m.

Nelly

All Work, No Play Canadian Promo Tour at Mile One Centre. Tickets on sale now. Doors open at 7 p.m.

10 p.m.

Damian Follett

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Thursday, March 29

Children

10 a.m.

Active Playgroup

Recreation staff are on site at Paul Reynolds Community Centre to encourage active play and facilitate opportunities for story time, music, and creative play for lots of activity and fun. For children up to five years old and their caregivers. $3 per child, no cost for children under six months old.

Live Music

6:30 p.m.

Rob Cook

Performing at Green Sleeves.

11 p.m.

Mark Manning & Carl Peters

Performing at Green Sleeves Pub & Eatery.

Friday, March 30

Live Music

4 p.m.

Rob Cook

Performing at Green Sleeves.

8 p.m.

Damian Follett

Performing at Green Sleeves.

12 a.m.

Black Sheep

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Seniors

10:30 a.m.

Gentle Yoga

Gentle yoga with Sherry Ryan on Lemarchant Rd. Each session is one hour in length and is ideal for seniors. A six-week session is $80. For more information or to register, contact info@sherryryan.com or 631-6138.

Saturday, March 31

Live Music

6:30 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

11 p.m.

Black Sheep

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Sports

7 p.m.

St. John’s Edge Basketball

Versus Niagara at Mile One Centre. Doors open 6 p.m.

Wednesday, April 4

Games

12 p.m.

Lunch and Bridge

Come down for lunch and bridge every Wednesday at the ReMax Centre in St. John’s. Contact Shirley Kelly at 754-3260 to register.

Groups

10:30 a.m.

Beginner guitar lessons

Held every Wednesday morning until noon at St. John’s Retired Citizens’ Association (10 Bennett Ave.). $5 per session. Open to the public.

Wednesday, April 11

Games

12 p.m.

Lunch and Bridge

Come down for lunch and bridge every Wednesday at the ReMax Centre in St. John’s. Contact Shirley Kelly at 754-3260 to register.

Groups

10:30 a.m.

Beginner guitar lessons

Held every Wednesday morning until noon at St. John’s Retired Citizens’ Association (10 Bennett Ave.). $5 per session. Open to the public.

Wednesday, April 18

Games

12 p.m.

Lunch and Bridge

Come down for lunch and bridge every Wednesday at the ReMax Centre in St. John’s. Contact Shirley Kelly at 754-3260 to register.

Groups

10:30 a.m.

Beginner guitar lessons

Held every Wednesday morning until noon at St. John’s Retired Citizens’ Association (10 Bennett Ave.). $5 per session. Open to the public.

Wednesday, April 25

Games

12 p.m.

Lunch and Bridge

Come down for lunch and bridge every Wednesday at the ReMax Centre in St. John’s. Contact Shirley Kelly at 754-3260 to register.

Groups

10:30 a.m.

Beginner guitar lessons

Held every Wednesday morning until noon at St. John’s Retired Citizens’ Association (10 Bennett Ave.). $5 per session. Open to the public.

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