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Stuff to do this weekend in St. John's and nearby places

Alyssa Dawe, 6, of Foxtrap, sits with police dog Grinch Thursday afternoon at Admirals Academy in Kelligrews, Conception Bay South. Alyssa was recognized at the school by RCMP “B” Division, Newfoundland and Labrador, for her winning entry in the 2019 RCMP Name the Puppy national contest. Alyssa’s entry of the name Mika was one of 13 winners chosen from 35,000 entries submitted from across Canada, and was the only winner from this province. Mika, pictured in the photo held by Alyssa, is currently in training at the RCMP training facility in Innisfail, Alta.
Alyssa Dawe, 6, of Foxtrap, sits with police dog Grinch Thursday afternoon at Admirals Academy in Kelligrews, Conception Bay South. Alyssa was recognized at the school by RCMP “B” Division, Newfoundland and Labrador, for her winning entry in the 2019 RCMP Name the Puppy national contest. Alyssa’s entry of the name Mika was one of 13 winners chosen from 35,000 entries submitted from across Canada, and was the only winner from this province. Mika, pictured in the photo held by Alyssa, is currently in training at the RCMP training facility in Innisfail, Alta. - Joe Gibbons
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. —

Friday, June 7

Fundraiser

Ongoing

Sandbox Gaming Charity Marathon

Sandbox Gaming is streaming an 80-hour video game marathon from June 7-10. All proceeds support Easter Seals, Kids Help Phone and the Autism Society. There will be prize draws at a variety of donation levels, including the grand prize of a current generation console of your choice. Tune in or find out more at sandboxgaming.org.

Live Music

5 p.m.

Rob Cook

Performing at Green Sleeves Downtown.

Grey Sky Boys

Join us at Rocket Bakery downtown from 5-7 p.m. for an out-of-this-world evening of hand clappin’ and foot stompin’ tunes with the Grey Sky Boys. Dave Rowe and Matthew Hornell will start your evening right with their favourite bluegrass and old country tunes. Come down and enjoy the music, great eats and local craft beer. Free event, open to all ages.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves Uptown.

7:30 p.m.

Traditional Jam Session

Join special guest musician Fergus Brown O’Byrne at The Rooms for a Friday Night Jam Session. Bring along your instrument to join in for some fun, or sit back and tap your feet to some great traditional tunes. Please note: this is not an instructional program. If you have questions about the type of instrument you will bring, contact Angela at 757-8114. Included with admission to The Rooms.

8 p.m.

Damian Follett

Performing at Green Sleeves Downtown.

9:30 p.m.

Kayla Pilgrim and Jackie Sullivan

Performing at Green Sleeves Uptown.

10:30 p.m.

MissConduct

Performing at The Martini Bar. Happy hour and no cover until 11 p.m.

Midnight

Derek Graham and John Ennis

Performing at Green Sleeves Downtown.

Theatre

Upcoming

CLUE: On Stage

From the people who brought you “Noises off” and “The 39 Steps…” Nothing On Productions is proud to present our latest and most exciting production – “CLUE: On Stage,” adapted from the screenplay by Jonathan Lynn. This hilarious comedy is a play based on the classic board game Clue and 1985 movie version of Clue that has become a TV staple over the years and has developed a cult following. Directed by Janet O’Reilly and featuring many well-known names from our local theatre community, including Phil Goodridge, Nichole Woodman, Maddy Mant, Jill Kennedy, Chris Panting, Michelle Lambert, George Robertson, Zac Hutton, Carrie Furey and Justin Peddle.

Produced by special permission with Playscripts, Inc. Onstage at the LSPU Hall from June 13-16. Visit lspuhall.ca for tickets.

Saturday, June 8

Live music

5 p.m.

Derek Graham

Performing at Green Sleeves Uptown.

6:30 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves Downtown.

9:30 p.m.

Two Amigos

Performing at Green Sleeves Uptown.

10:30 p.m.

MissConduct

Performing at The Martini Bar. Happy hour and no cover until 11 p.m.

11 p.m.

Black Sheep

Performing at Green Sleeves Downtown.

Shopping

9 a.m.

Plant, Book and Bake Sale

CSUC Men’s Club and UCW’s plant, book and bake sale is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Cochrane Street United Church, Bannerman entrance. Admission $1. Pop in for tea/coffee while you shop or just come by for the BBQ. Donations gratefully accepted – plants, plant pots, baked goods and books. For further details, contact Cochrane Street United Church office at 722-3023. Proceeds in aid of Cochrane Street United Church.

10 a.m.

FOG Spring Plant Sale

Both experienced and novice gardeners are invited to attend the annual sale organized by Friends of MUN Botanical Garden (FOG) volunteers. A selection of locally grown perennials and shrubs, propagated by FOG’s horticultural group, will be available for purchase. Experienced gardeners will be on hand to answer questions and help identify plants suitable for your garden. Quantities are limited for some plant varieties, so come early for best selection. Due to the chilly spring, some plants may be a bit smaller than in prior years, but give them time and they should still fill out in your garden once the weather warms. FOG's spring plant sale is held outdoors in the garden’s nursery, directly opposite the garden’s main gates. Watch for FOG’s roadside signs and volunteers wearing orange safety vests.

Sunday, June 9

Books

8 a.m.

‘The Sign on My Father’s House’

Award-winning author Tom Moore will be at The Royal Canadian Legion Spring Market on Blackmarsh Road Sunday morning, June 9th, signing copies of his new novel, “The Sign on My Father's House”. It describes the relationship between a father and a son at the end of the Smallwood era, when we realized we were Canadians. What did that mean?

Live Music

3 p.m.

Youth Open Mike

Get those guitars tuned and voices ready! Every Sunday in June, Dave Rowe from O'Brien's Music Inc. will host a youth open mike at Rocket Bakery, 272 Water St., in the Orbit Room from 3-5 p.m. Youth 17 and under are invited to play a tune or two, and every performer will be entered to win a prize pack at the end of June.

7 p.m.

Dave Whitty

Performing at Green Sleeves Downtown.

8 p.m.

Bob MacDonald

Concert featuring Bob MacDonald will be held at St. John's Retired Citizens’ Association, 10 Bennett Ave. Canteen service available. Tickets cost $15 and must be purchased in advance from elaineaylward@nf.sympatico.ca (746-2555) or marylou_martinryan@hotmail.com (685-3532).

11 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves Downtown.

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