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Things to do in and around St. John's, Jan. 9-15

Snow shoes are available for rent at all the libraries in Pictou County except for Trenton where they can be rented at Trenton Park
The public is invited to snowshoe at Government House. When conditions are suitable and safe, bring your snowshoes, friends and family to the grounds during the day for a winter wellness break. - 123RF Stock Photo

Wednesday, January 9

Activities

Ongoing

Snowshoeing

The public is invited to snowshoe at Government House. When conditions are suitable and safe, bring your snowshoes, friends and family to the grounds during the day for a winter wellness break.

Choir

Ongoing

Calling all singers

Are you interested in singing, making music and having fun? Come sing with us at St. James United Church. We rehearse once a week (senior choir on Tuesdays and youth choir on Wednesdays) and sing in church twice a month. We are open to all skill levels. No experience necessary. For more information, call the church office at 722-1881, ext. 200, or visit http://www.stjamesuc.org/about-us/choirs-bands.

Comedy

8:30 p.m.

Downtown Comedy

Stand-up comedy every Wednesday night at Treble Lounge. Pay-what-you-can cover.

Live Music

7 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

9 p.m.

Quote the Raven

Folk Night at The Ship with Quote the Raven. $5 cover.

10 p.m.

Damian Follett

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Meetings

Upcoming

National Association of Federal Retirees

The next general meeting for members of the Avalon/Burin branch will take place Wednesday, Jan. 16 from 2-4 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion, Blackmarsh Road. Guest speaker will be Victoria Moulton, from the Hard of Hearing Association. Call 709-834-3648 for further information.

Public Lectures

8 p.m.

Muskrat Falls

Retired Memorial University economics professor Jim Feehan will give a public lecture on the Muskrat Falls project at this meeting of The Wessex Society at Hampton Hall, in the Marine Institute. The talk is open to the public.

Sports

7 p.m.

Newfoundland Growlers

Growlers vs. Maine Mariners at Mile One Centre. Tickets available at mileonecentre.com or at the box office; phone 576-7657.

Storytelling

7 p.m.

January Storytelling Circle

Hosted by Marion Counsel from 7-9 p.m. at Erin’s Pub. $5 cash at the door. Whether it’s your first time or you’re a seasoned teller, we welcome you to share your tales during our open mike. As always, we need warm and lovely listeners. Whether you are there to listen, to tell or to gather up your courage to tell a story, we’d love to see you.

Thursday, January 10

Comedy

9 p.m.

Tapas and Comedy

Stand-up comedy at Boca Tapas Bar with headliner Mike Fardy and special guests Mike Hammond and Steve Payette.

Groups

6:30 p.m.

MUN Ballroom and Latin Dance Club

The MUN Ballroom and Latin Dance Club is having registration for their 10-week winter semester in The Landing, University Centre, Room 3018, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. More information can be found online at www.munbldc.com.

Live Music

6:30 p.m.

Rob Cook

Performing at Green Sleeves.

7 p.m.

Mark Bragg and Friends

Performing at The Black Sheep. $10 cover.

8:30 p.m.

Jeff Quilty and Shawn Butler

Performing at Fionn MacCool’s.

11 p.m.

Glory Days

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Social

Upcoming

Soup Luncheon and Social

Wesley United Church will host a soup luncheon with a social (including an auction and bridge) on Thursday, Jan. 17 at 12:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 and can be obtained by contacting Pheobe Sheppard at 726-1689, Marvin Barnes at 579-7900 or the church office at 579-3682.

Friday, January 11

Choir

Upcoming

Aurora Women’s Choir

The Aurora Women's Choir invites experienced choral singers with music-reading ability to audition for the winter term. Aurora rehearses Sunday evenings at Topsail United Church, beginning Jan. 13. Interested singers should get in touch as soon as possible to schedule an audition, at info@coastalsounds.ca or www.facebook.com/CoastalSoundsChoir.

Live Music

5 p.m.

Rob Cook

Performing at Green Sleeves.

7 p.m.

Denis Parker and The Modern Saints

Performing at The Black Sheep.

8 p.m.

Damian Follett

Performing at Green Sleeves.

10:30 p.m.

Dunungbe and Katapa

Performing at The Ship Pub. $10 at the door.

Midnight

Derek Graham and John Ennis

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Sports

7 p.m.

Newfoundland Growlers

Growlers vs. Adirondack Thunder at Mile One Centre. Tickets available at mileonecentre.com or at the box office; phone 576-7657.

Theatre

6:30 p.m.

Dream a Little Dream of We

A tribute to The Mamas and the Papas with Spirit of Newfoundland at Masonic Temple. Spend a night with us in harmony heave as we take you back to one of the most fascinating musical eras ever. Dinner and a show, with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. Call 579-3023 to book your table.

Saturday, January 12

Live Music

1 p.m.

The Kubasonics

Fred’s Records presents The Kubasonics. Come join us to celebrate the launch of The Kubasonics' latest album, the seasonal “Winter Carols,” with a free show from 1-1:30 p.m.

6:30 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

8 p.m.

Sinfonia 2: Be Still My Harp

Be Still My Harp, it’s Sinfonia 2. The Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra’s own Sarah Veber (harp), joins the NSO Sinfonia as we start the 2019 season with beautiful music. Works include Gardner’s Concerto Grosso, Debussy’s Danse sacrée et danse profane, Mozetich’s El Dorado for harp, and Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll. Sonfonia 2 will be held at D. F. Cook Recital Hall. Tickets are available online at artsandculturecentre.com.

11 p.m.

Dave White and Carl Peters

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Shopping

9 a.m.

St. John’s Farmers’ Market

Weekly indoor/outdoor farmers' market at 245 Freshwater Rd. from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Saturday. Seventy or more vendors, featuring fresh produce, prepared foods, hot food, crafts, and more. Everything made, baked and grown locally. ATM and café on site. Weekly vendor lists, parking information and more available at www.stjohnsfarmersmarket.ca.

Sports

7 p.m.

Newfoundland Growlers

Growlers vs. Adirondack Thunder at Mile One Centre. Tickets available at mileonecentre.com or at the box office; phone 576-7657.

Theatre

6:30 p.m.

Dream a Little Dream of We

A tribute to The Mamas and the Papas with Spirit of Newfoundland at Masonic Temple. Spend a night with us in harmony heave as we take you back to one of the most fascinating musical eras ever. Dinner and a show, with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. Call 579-3023 to book your table.

Upcoming

Stand by Your Nan

A musical comedy celebration of 60 years of St. Patrick’s Mercy Home, presented by Spirit of Newfoundland at Masonic Temple. Dinner and a show. These sweet characters of the past and present day will capture your heart, and delight with their songs, stories and angelic voices. Chock full of traditional Newfoundland music and humour. Coming up on Jan. 18, 19 and 26. Pick an evening and call 579-3023 to book a table.

Sunday, January 13

Live Music

7 p.m.

Dave Whitty

Performing at Green Sleeves.

11 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Radio

2 p.m.

VOWR Guest Interview

Barbara De Land speaks with Captain Sydney Hynes, executive chairman of Oceanex, about his early maritime life and training, and the shipping industry in general and his continuing role in it. He discusses current Oceanex activities and routes, and the economic health of shipping in Canada and worldwide. Tune in to VOWR radio at 800 on the AM dial, online at VOWR.org, or cable radio Rogers 945 or Bell Aliant 746.

Monday, January 14

Groups

10:30 a.m.

Guitar lessons

The St. John’s Retired Citizens’ Association offers guitar lessons for beginners at 10 Bennett Ave. every Monday from 10:30 a.m. until noon beginning Jan. 14. Richard Harvey is an accomplished instructor and he welcomes anyone interested in learning to play guitar. The cost is just $5 per person per session.

Choir

Upcoming

Coastal Sounds Community Choir

The choir will hold its annual open house on Wednesday, Jan. 16 at 7:30 p.m. at Holy Spirit High School. All are welcome to come and enjoying singing, socializing and snacking together. Coastal Sounds welcomes all singers regardless of experience. Come for a visit (or sign up for the term) and learn what we're all about.

Live Music

7 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

10 p.m.

Damian Follett

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Tuesday, January 15

Live Music

7 p.m.

Andrew Rodgers

Performing at Green Sleeves.

10 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

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