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GO GUIDE: Community events for St. John's area June 5 to 11

The Newfoundland Horticultural Society’s spring plant sale and meeting takes place Tuesday at 8 p.m. at St. David’s Church Hall on Elizabeth Avenue. Prior to the sale, Lorna Hogan of Murray’s Landscape Services will speak about what’s new in the greenhouse. New members and the public are welcome.
The Newfoundland Horticultural Society’s spring plant sale and meeting takes place Tuesday at 8 p.m. at St. David’s Church Hall on Elizabeth Avenue. Prior to the sale, Lorna Hogan of Murray’s Landscape Services will speak about what’s new in the greenhouse. New members and the public are welcome. - 123RF Stock Photo

Tuesday, June 5

Classes

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

Wisdom Healing Qigong

Come “Awaken the Energy Within”! Relax! En-JOY! Weekly wellness classes with Sheila Leonard at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd. Classes are ongoing throughout June, at 10:30 a.m. for the beyond beginners class and 1:30 p.m. for the beginners class. Focus on postural alignment, gentle repetitive movements, visualization, sound and focused attention. Call 727-7863 or visit www.sheilaleonard.ca for more information.

Gardening

8 p.m.

Spring plant sale and meeting

Looking for a variety of inexpensive, “tried and true” local plants to enhance your garden? Join us at the Newfoundland Horticultural Society’s spring plant sale at St. David’s Church Hall on Elizabeth Avenue. Prior to the sale, Lorna Hogan of Murray’s Landscape Services will be our guest speaker and will let us know what’s new in the greenhouse. New members and the public are welcome.

Live Music

12:30 p.m.

Trad Tunes at Rocket Bakery

Enjoy some of Newfoundland’s best as they gather and play a selection of traditional Newfoundland music at Rocket Bakery from 12:30-1:30 p.m. This is a free event.

6 p.m.

Andrew Rodgers

Performing at Green Sleeves.

10 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Open Mic

Open mic night at O’Reilly’s.

Wednesday, June 6

Children

Ongoing

Fluvarium’s Summer Nature Camps

Registration is now open for The Fluvarium’s summer nature camps, designed to capture the interest and the imagination of young campers ages six through 12. Fish on Long Pond, swim at the Aquarena, relax in the forest and explore nature through engaging and thought-provoking programs. Camp cost is $165 (plus HST) and campers will be provided with a T-shirt. Limited space is available, and some weeks fill fast, so call 754-3474 to register.

Classes

10 a.m.

Boxing to Beat Parkinson’s

Presented by the Parkinson Society Newfoundland and Labrador, this is a specialized exercise program for Parkinson’s patients using boxing techniques. These one-hour classes are free, and are offered every Wednesday at Boxfit, 878 Topsail Rd. Call 754-4428 for details.

10:30 a.m.

T’ai Chi Chih

Come “Awaken the Energy Within”! Relax! En-JOY! Weekly wellness classes with Sheila Leonard at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd. Classes are ongoing throughout June at 10:30 a.m. for new and returning students. Includes 20 gentle, repetitive movements that help increase the flow of our natural energy. Call 727-7863 or visit www.sheilaleonard.ca for more information.

Art

1 p.m.

Dave Hoddinott

Dave Hoddinott is the artist-in-residence at the Heritage Shop,

309 Water St., until June 17. Visit Dave at the second-floor gallery, where you can watch him paint and view his artwork every Wednesday through Sunday from 1-5 p.m.

Radio

7 p.m.

VOWR’s Guest Interview

Rebroadcast of host Barbara De Land’s conversation with Sheila Miller, who learned about and took part in a challenging climbing expedition to the Nepalese base camp of Mount Everest in order to raise funds for True Patriot Love, a foundation which supports war veterans struggling to rejoin civilian life. She describes the climb and what it meant to her. Listen at VOWR am 800, VOWR.org, cable radio Rogers 956, Bell Aliant 745.

Groups

7:30 p.m.

Overeaters Anonymous

Overeaters Anonymous meets at St. James United Church on Elizabeth Avenue every Wednesday. For more information, call 738-1742.

Games

8 p.m.

Bingo

Weekly bingo at the Mazol Shrine Centre, 530 Topsail Rd.

Live Music

6 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

7 p.m.

Chris Hennessy

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

10 p.m.

Damian Follett

Performing at Green Sleeves.

10:30 p.m.

Heel ’N’ Toe

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

Thursday, June 7

Art

5 p.m.

Brushes with Nature

An exhibition of works by Monday’s Company at Memorial University Botanical Garden, 306 Mt. Scio Rd. Monday’s Company have been painting with Diana Dabinett for 25 years. The opening reception for this exhibit is from 5-7 p.m. The exhibition runs from June 8 to July 12. As the room is sometimes in use, phone ahead to make sure the exhibition is open. Call 864-8590.

Classes

1:30 p.m.

T’ai Chi Chih

Come “Awaken the Energy Within”! Relax! En-JOY! Weekly wellness classes with Sheila Leonard at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd. This beyond beginners class is ongoing throughout June at 1:30 p.m. Refining our practice of the 20 gentle repetitive movements, helping further increase the flow of our natural energy. Call 727-7863 or visit www.sheilaleonard.ca for more information.

History

7 p.m.

Living History Tour

Join us at The Annex at Admiralty House for a unique living history tour of our “Faces of the Florizel” exhibit. Let our historical performers take you back in time with vivid depictions of the sad night the SS Florizel was lost. Hear their stories, feel what they felt, learn how the survivors were affected for the rest of their lives. Space is limited — reserve your tickets by calling 748-1124. Tickets are $20 per person. Snacks and refreshments provided after the performance.

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.

11 p.m.

Glory Days

Performing at Green Sleeves.

11:30 p.m.

Ceiligh

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

Friday, June 8

Causes

9 a.m.

Retired Citizens Flea Market

Donations can be dropped off Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 10 Bennett Ave. for the St. John’s Retired Citizens Association’s giant flea market happening Saturday.

Live Music

4 p.m.

Rob Cook

Performing at Green Sleeves.

5 p.m.

Chris Hennessy

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

8 p.m.

Damian Follett

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Greeley’s Reel

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

11:30 p.m.

Heel ’N’ Toe

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

12 a.m.

Foggy Bottom Boys

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Saturday, June 9

Causes

9 a.m.

Retired Citizens Flea Market

The St. John’s Retired Citizens Association is holding a giant flea market at 10 Bennett Ave. starting at 9 a.m. Admission is just 50 cents.

Ongoing

Ugly Fat Quarter Quilt Challenge

The Fabric Merchant’s 1st annual Ugly Fat Quarter Challenge: 11 local quilters were given a fat quarter of fabric and three weeks to slice it, dice it and add to it to create a 50” x 50” quilt. The entire fat quarter had to be evident on the pieced front of the quilt, but otherwise the quilters could choose their ultimate design. Completed quilts are hung throughout Posie Row & Co. until June 9. People are invited to vote for their favourite. Everyone who votes is entered to win a $50 gift certificate. On June 10, the quilt with the most votes will be awarded a $500 gift certificate from The Fabric Merchant. Participants are encouraged to donate their quilts to Daffodil Place.

Shopping

9 a.m.

St. John’s Farmers’ Market

The 2nd market of the 11th season at the Lions Club Chalet.

Live Music

5 p.m.

Bill Kelly

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

6:30 p.m.

Derek Graham

Performing at Green Sleeves.

8 p.m.

Greeley’s Reel

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

11 p.m.

Stixx & Stones

Performing at Green Sleeves.

11:30 p.m.

Heel ’N’ Toe

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

Sunday, June 10

Live Music

2 p.m.

Chordially Yours Choir Concert

The Chordially Yours Choir is presenting a concert at St. Teresa’s Church on Mundy Pond Road. Tickets are $10 and are available through Mary Lou Ryan at the St. John’s Retired Citizens’ Association (685-3532) or from members of the choir.

3:30 p.m.

Sunday Traditional Session

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

7 p.m.

Damian Follett

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Fergus O’Byrne

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

10:30 p.m.

Con O’Brien and Patrick Moran

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

11 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Radio

2 p.m.

VOWR’s Guest Interview

Host Barbara De Land speaks with Newfoundlander Barry Buckle, a clothing designer and textile instructor at the Anna Templeton Centre and College of the North Atlantic. Buckle comments on local and general fashion, fashion trends and the subjects he includes in his textile classes. Rebroadcast June 13 at 7 p.m. Listen at VOWR am 800, VOWR.org, cable radio Rogers 956, Bell Aliant 745.

Monday, June 11

Live Music

6 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

10 p.m.

Damian Follett

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Ongoing

NSO welcomes The Tenors

The Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra (NSO) is happy to announce that tickets are on sale now for the NSO ExxonMobil Big Ticket, the NSO’s annual fundraiser. The concert will take place on Oct. 11 at Mile One Centre and will feature The Tenors, backed by the NSO. A decade after forming in their native Canada, The Tenors are an international success story. With their robust singing and seamless blend of classical and contemporary pop textures, Victor Micallef, Clifton Murray and Fraser Walters have scored multi-platinum sales, performed for the likes of Oprah Winfrey and Queen Elizabeth II, and shared stages with superstars such as Paul McCartney and Justin Bieber. Tickets, including a limited number of VIP meet-and-greet packages, can be purchased through the Mile One Centre box office, by phone at 576-7657 or online at www.mileonecentre.com.

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