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Some things to do today in and around St. John's; dancing is an option

MUN Ballroom & Latin Dance Club spring dance classes registration is today from 7-8 p.m. at The Landing in the University Centre (Room 3018). Cost: $25 for students, $30 for non-students. Students can add an extra class for $10. Non-students can add an extra class for $15. Price of registration includes five weeks of classes. Classes are held at St. Augustine's Church next to the Aquarena. No previous dance experience or partner necessary. Come have some fun and learn how to dance. Visit MUN BLDC on Facebook or at www.munbldc.com for more info.
MUN Ballroom & Latin Dance Club spring dance classes registration is today from 7-8 p.m. at The Landing in the University Centre (Room 3018). Cost: $25 for students, $30 for non-students. Students can add an extra class for $10. Non-students can add an extra class for $15. Price of registration includes five weeks of classes. Classes are held at St. Augustine's Church next to the Aquarena. No previous dance experience or partner necessary. Come have some fun and learn how to dance. Visit MUN BLDC on Facebook or at www.munbldc.com for more info. - 123RF Stock Photo
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. —

Wednesday, May 15

Activities

2:30 p.m.

Canadian Citizenship Ceremony

Join us at The Rooms as we celebrate with a group of new Canadians as they take their oath of citizenship and become official residents of this great country of ours. Free event. All are welcome.

Trivia

Join us every Wednesday night at The Battery Café for trivia hosted by St. John's trivia moguls Jack Etchegary and Charlotte Genest. Prizes for each round.

Art

Noon

Artists-in-Residence

Arts Northeast will be the artists-in-residence at the Water Street Gallery, second floor of the Heritage Shop on Water Street, from April 27 to June 23. Each of the five artists will create new works during their residency. They are Brenda Rowe, Michelle Whitten LaCour, Joan Roberts, Dora Cooper and Pay Hayden-Ryan. Artists will be present Wednesdays through Sundays from noon to 5 p.m.

7 p.m.

Album Rock: Engaging Evenings

A lively and insightful work of creative nonfiction and poetry, "Album Rock" touches on early photographer Paul-Émile Miot's travels around Newfoundland and the power of naming in shaping our perceptions of a place. Included with admission to The Rooms. Free to Rooms members.

Classes and groups

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., until May 22. Classes at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. for both new and returning students. Includes 20 easy-to-learn, gentle, repetitive movements that help increase the flow of natural energy. Register at your first class. Call 727-7863 or visit www.sheilaleonard.ca for more information.

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.

7 p.m.

Cabot Toastmasters Club

Is a fear of public speaking holding you back? Drop in to our meeting at Mount Pearl City Hall to learn what we're all about. For more information, simply Google: Cabot Toastmasters.

PsoriasisNL

PsoriasisNL invites those affected by psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis in our community to come out and connect with others living with these diseases at our monthly support group meetings on the third Wednesday of each month at the Blackmarsh Road Dominion community room at 7 p.m. See our Facebook page for updates or cancellation information.

7:30 p.m.

Aikido

Aikido is an effective martial art with an ethical approach: use the aggressor’s energy against them without harming them. Get fit and focused while having fun. Fudoshin is a welcoming place for everyone. It is a non-profit with a low monthly membership fee; no one is turned away for financial reasons. For more information, visit www.2017.fudoshinaikikai.ca.

Comedy

8 p.m.

Almost Baymous 3

Coming off their recent performances in Chicago, New York City and Toronto, The B’ys are back home with aching livers and empty wallets, thirsty to put on a show in the city known as town. Newfoundland’s most daring sketch comedy show is back for another instalment. Join us at the LSPU Hall for a night of electrifying and unapologetic sketch comedy, where we show you the world as we see it through a salt beef lens. Just like your Mudder on a Tinder date with a codfish, Almost Baymous is bold, absurd and as slippery as you thought it would be. $25. Show runs May 15-17 at 8 p.m. and May 18 at 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. For tickets, call 753-4531 or visit lspuhall.ca.

Film

6:30 p.m.

International Fly Fishing Film Festival

The third annual screening of the International Fly-Fishing Film Festival. Six short films of the best fly-fishing anywhere, prizes that any angler would love, and the best fishing networking anywhere. Best of all, any outdoor enthusiast would enjoy these films — regardless whether they fish — so bring along your friends and family. Jump at the chance to get your tickets: flyfilmfest.com. You can also get tickets at the door at the Bruneau Centre at MUN. Free parking in Lot 17. Presented by the Rotary Club of St. John’s East.

Live Music

6:30 p.m.

Derek Graham

Performing at Green Sleeves Uptown.

7 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves Downtown.

Just Sing!

Stella’s Circle Inclusion Choir presents the premiere of “Just Sing,” an original composition by Rachel Cousins, with special guests Rachel Cousins and St. John’s Gay Men’s Chorus at D.F. Cook Recital Hall, Memorial University. Reception by Hungry Heart Café following the performance. Tickets $20, available at ticketpro.ca, by phone at 1-888-311-9090 and at the door.

10 p.m.

Damian Follett

Performing at Green Sleeves Downtown.

Meeting

7 p.m.

Federal Retirees

The general meeting for members of the National Association of Federal Retirees – Avalon/Burin Branch is from 7-9 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion on Blackmarsh Road. This evening meeting is being offered for the first time to encourage members and potential members who are not able to attend our regular afternoon meetings. Come meet fellow members and learn about what's happening with our association nationally and locally. Regular afternoon meetings will resume in September. Any questions, call 834-3648.

Radio

7:30 p.m.

VOWR Guest Interview

Barbara De Land speaks with Bill Rose, noted St. John's-based painter and musician, about his painting history, unique design and painting method, his instrumental history with the guitar and his special method of writing music. Tune in on VOWR radio AM 800, online at VOWR.org, or on cable radio Rogers 945 and Bell Aliant 756.

Shopping

9 a.m.

St. John’s Farmers’ Market

Indoor/outdoor farmers' market with up to 70 plus vendors: fresh produce, prepared foods, hot food, crafts and more. Everything made, baked and grown locally. ATM and café on site. Weekly vendor lists, parking info and more at www.stjohnsfarmersmarket.ca.

Social

2 p.m.

Tea and Music for Seniors

Afternoon tea and music for seniors at the St. John's Retired Citizens, Association, 10 Bennett Ave. Admission is free and by reservation only. Contact elaineaylward@nf.sympatico.ca (746-2555) or marylou_martinryan@hotmail.com (685-3532) to register.

Theatre

Upcoming

‘The Boor’ and ‘The Door’

Broken Earth Productions is presenting two one-act comedies, Anton Chekhov’s “The Boor” and Mac Reilley’s “The Door” May 27-31 at 8 p.m. nightly at the D.F. Cook Recital Hall to raise funds for our very own Team Broken Earth, Newfoundland’s international medical charity. Starring Pete Soucy, Aiden Flynn, Mikaela Dyke and Chris Pickard, and also featuring Doug Angel and Julia Halfyard in a very funny musical interlude. Tickets are $30 and can be found at ticketpro.ca, brokenearth.ca or by calling Janny at 753-2613.

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