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Go Guide: Events in and around St. John's from Nov. 9 - 15

The Writers’ Circle — Need help with an assignment or just enjoy writing creatively? Come to the Writers’ Circle — a very informal, friendly group which meets biweekly at St. James United Church (330 Elizabeth Ave.) on Mondays. This participant-driven group is facilitated by Chris Penney, B.A. History and Political Science, M.A. History, and is open to anyone with an interest in writing. You don’t need to be a member of our congregation! Drop in anytime to have a coffee, relax, chat and write. For more information, call 722-1881, Ext. 200.
The Writers’ Circle — Need help with an assignment or just enjoy writing creatively? Come to the Writers’ Circle — a very informal, friendly group which meets biweekly at St. James United Church (330 Elizabeth Ave.) on Mondays. This participant-driven group is facilitated by Chris Penney, B.A. History and Political Science, M.A. History, and is open to anyone with an interest in writing. You don’t need to be a member of our congregation! Drop in anytime to have a coffee, relax, chat and write. For more information, call 722-1881, Ext. 200. - 123RF Stock Photo

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Friday, November 9

Activities

Ongoing

Anna Templeton Centre

All winter 2019 classes are now available at www.annatempletoncentre.com. Early bird savings in effect until Nov. 28.

Live Music

10:30 p.m.

Dana Parsons Project

Performing at The Martini Bar.

Fundraiser

Ongoing

Season of Sight Lottery

It’s time to celebrate a season of sight. The Canadian National Institute for the Blind’s 50-50 draw is back again. Tickets are $5 each and the grand prizewinner could walk away with up to $5,000. Ticket draw is Nov. 23. For tickets, call 754-1180.

Upcoming

Monte Carlo Charity Gala

Save the date for the 42nd Monte Carlo Charity Gala coming up on Nov. 24 at the St. John’s Delta Hotel and Conference Centre. Organized by Memorial University medical students to support several charities in the province. For more information, visit www.munmedmontecarlo.com.

Pets

9 a.m.

National Adoption Weekend

Looking to add some love to your family? PetSmart Charities of Canada’s National Adoption Weekend is hosting its last nationwide adoption event of 2018 beginning Friday and continuing until Sunday, Nov. 11 (Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.) at PetSmart locations across Canada – including PetSmart at 5 Stavanger Dr. For nearly 20 years, PetSmart Charities of Canada has partnered with animal welfare organizations across the country to bring adoptable pets into PetSmart stores to give them a helping hand at finding a forever home. Dogs, puppies, cats, kittens, small pets and more will be looking for families across Canada (call your local store to confirm which pets will be on site).

Theatre

7 p.m.

‘Where Once They Stood’

Spirit of Newfoundland takes you to the beginning of 1914 with the king’s call to duty. “Where Once They Stood” is a dramatic, musical and comedic showcase that moves you through Newfoundland’s involvement in the First World War and tells our story through historic facts enhanced with music from the era, from haunting ballads to songs that will make you stand up and cheer. Spirit of Newfoundland promises to leave you with a renewed sense of pride in what Newfoundlanders and Labradorians achieved during the First World War and particularly at Beaumont Hamel. For more information, call 579-3023.

7:30 p.m.

“Beauty and the Beast”

The Fluvarium and Rennie’s River Fall Musicals’ production of “Beauty and the Beast,” the Broadway musical, is onstage at Holy Heart Theatre in support of The Fluvarium. For tickets, contact the box office at 579-4424 or visit holyhearttheatre.com.

Saturday, November 10

Books

1 p.m.

Robin McGrath

Robin McGrath will read from her latest book, “Life on the Mista Shipu: Dispatches from Labrador” from 1-2 p.m. at the Holyrood Public Library, Holyrood Access Road. Refreshments will be served. Books will be for sale. All are welcome.

Dance

9 a.m.

National Auditions

Canada’s National Ballet School (NBS) is daring dancers across the country to make their dreams come true by auditioning for NBS’ annual National Audition Tour. The tour will visit St. John’s with open classes on Nov. 10 and auditions on Nov. 11 at the Arts and Culture Centre. Auditions for the school’s full-time Professional Ballet Program (students in grades 6 –12) and Post-Secondary Program (high school graduates) are specially designed ballet classes where dancers are assessed for quality of movement, coordination and overall suitability for the demands of classical ballet. The minimum age to audition is 10, and no prior ballet training is required for students aged 12 and under. Junior and senior dance students are also welcome to participate in NBS open classes, which are designed for students to attend regardless of their intent to audition for the full-time program. For further details please visit www.nbs-enb.ca. Open classes take place between 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Auditions take place between 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Live Music

10:30 p.m.

Dana Parsons Project

Performing at The Martini Bar.

11 p.m.

Adam Baxter Album Release Party

Released as a surprise treat for attendees of MusicNL Week and Live at Heart Newfoundland in October, “Open and Shut” comes just four months after Adam Baxter’s recent full-length, full-band release, “Domestic.” Adam is excited to offer his listeners an intimate collection of stripped down acoustic songs to capture the solo live show he has given all over Atlantic Canada. Fresh off a sold-out Newfoundland tour supporting Australian recording artist Daniel Champagne, Adam is excited to bring the show to St. John’s at The Black Sheep with guests Kaylyn Turner and The Blue Mood. $10 cover at the door. Limited seating, get down early. 19+.

Theatre

2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

‘Beauty and the Beast’

The Fluvarium and Rennie’s River Fall Musicals’ production of “Beauty and the Beast,” the Broadway musical, is onstage at Holy Heart Theatre in support of The Fluvarium. For tickets, contact the box office at 579-4424 or visit holyhearttheatre.com.

Sunday, November 11

Radio

2 p.m.

VOWR Guest Interview

Barbara De Land speaks with Robert Doyle, editor of Doyle’s 2019 Newfoundland and Labrador Almanac. Robert highlights intriguing information about the province’s history and traditions, and provides physical information concerning climate, temperature, tides, ice and snow. He also gives his 2019 weather and climate predictions.

Tune in on the AM dial 800, online at VOWR.org., or through cable radio – Rogers 945 and Bell Aliant 756.

Religion

5:15 p.m.

Latin Mass

The holy sacrifice of the mass in the extraordinary form (traditional Latin) is celebrated on Sundays at St. Pius X Church on Smithville Crescent. Latin-English missals provided. Come experience the ever ancient and the ever new. For more information, email unavoce.sopc@gmail.com.

Remembrance Day

10:10 a.m.

Parade and ceremony in St. John’s

The Royal Canadian Legion Newfoundland and Labrador Remembrance Day parade and ceremony will begin at the Sergeants’ Memorial, Queen’s Road at 10:10 a.m. The parade will arrive at the National War Memorial at approximately 10:45 a.m.

4 p.m.

For the Fallen

Cantus Vocum Chamber Choir (Chad Stride, Artistic Director) presents our annual concert, For the Fallen. Joined by the wonderful Young Men’s Ensemble of Atlantic BoyChoir (Jakub and Jennifer Martinec, Artistic Directors) and the rousing Salvation Army Citadel Band (Don Langdon, Bandmaster), you will be treated to a wide range of gorgeous music paying tribute to all who have served and celebrating our precious lives and freedom. For the Fallen takes place at the Salvation Army Citadel (25 Adams Ave.). Admission is $20 ($15 for seniors and students) and tickets are available now from choir members, or at the door.

Going Down of the Sun

Instead of regular morning services, St. James United Church (330 Elizabeth Ave.) will hold a Going Down of the Sun service to commemorate Remembrance Day, with music by our church’s band, Sight Restored. We invite you to join us in remembering our veterans, soldiers and others who suffered or sacrificed their lives during war.

Sunset

Bells of Peace

The Royal Canadian Legion is holding a special event at sunset called ‘Bells of Peace’. The event begins with a short ceremony at 3:45 p.m. at the National War Memorial in St. John’s and concludes with the ringing of one hundred bells at sunset.

Theatre

6:30 p.m.

‘Beauty and the Beast’

The Fluvarium and Rennie’s River Fall Musicals’ production of “Beauty and the Beast,” the Broadway musical, is onstage at Holy Heart Theatre in support of The Fluvarium. For tickets, contact the box office at 579-4424 or visit holyhearttheatre.com.

Monday, November 12

Activities

9 a.m.

Tour Government House

Free tours of Government House are available Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. by appointment only. To request a tour, call Yvonne Parsley at 729-4738 or email yparsley@gov.nl.ca.

Fundraiser

Ongoing

Season of Sight Lottery

It’s time to celebrate a season of sight. The Canadian National Institute for the Blind’s 50-50 draw is back again. Tickets are $5 each and the grand prizewinner could walk away with up to $5,000. Ticket draw is Nov. 23. For tickets, call 754-1180.

Groups

7 p.m.

The Writers’ Circle

Need help with an assignment or just enjoy writing creatively? Come to the Writers’ Circle — a very informal, friendly group which meets bi-weekly at St. James United Church (330 Elizabeth Ave.) on Mondays. This participant-driven group is facilitated by Chris Penney, B.A. History and Political Science, M.A. History, and is open to anyone with an interest in writing. You don’t need to be a member of our congregation! Drop in anytime to have a coffee, relax, chat and write. For more information, call 722-1881, Ext. 200.

Live Music

7 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

10 p.m.

Damian Follett

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Tuesday, November 13

Live Music

7 p.m.

Andrew Rodgers

Performing at Green Sleeves.

10 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Wednesday, November 14

Film

7:30 p.m.

Tournée Québec Cinéma

Screening of Les lettres de ma mère by Serge Giguère (with English subtitles) at Memorial University’s Arts & Administration Building, room 1043. The director will be in attendance.

Live Music

7 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

10 p.m.

Damian Follett

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Meeting

2 p.m.

National Association of Federal Retirees

The general meeting for members of the National Association of Federal Retirees - Avalon/Burin Branch will take place 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion on Blackmarsh Road. Guest speaker for this meeting will be National Association CEO, Simon Coakeley. Results of the recent branch survey for members will also be presented. Tickets for the Christmas dinner and dance on Nov. 30 will also be available at this meeting, or by calling Kevin at 687-3410.

Radio

7:30 p.m.

VOWR Guest Interview

Barbara De Land speaks with Robert Doyle, editor of Doyle’s 2019 Newfoundland and Labrador Almanac. Robert highlights intriguing information about the province’s history and traditions, and provides physical information concerning climate, temperature, tides, ice and snow. He also gives his 2019 weather and climate predictions.

Tune in on the AM dial 800, online at VOWR.org., or through cable radio – Rogers 945 and Bell Aliant 756.

Storytelling

7 p.m.

Canadian Storytelling Night

The St. John’s Storytelling Festival presents a special edition of their monthly storytelling circle celebrating Canadian Storytelling Night, featuring Larry Brazil and Dave Penny from 7 to 9 p.m. at Erin’s Pub on Water Street. Admission is $5 (cash only). As this is our special Canadian Storytelling Night edition of the story circle, there will be two featured tellers in addition to the open mike. Larry Brazil and Dave Penny bring charming, witty, and heartfelt songs and stories to the stage that are sure to delight.

Canadian Storytelling Night is a growing event supported by Storytellers of Canada-Conteurs du Canada, an opportunity to share Canadian stories, a time to gather at the turn of the year when the nights grow longer and colder, and a companion to World Storytelling Day in March.

Thursday, November 15

Live Music

6:30 p.m.

Rob Cook

Performing at Green Sleeves.

11 p.m.

Glory Days

Performing at Green Sleeves.

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