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Things to do in and around St. John's today, after a long weekend

The Botanical Art Society of Newfoundland and Labrador will hold its annual general meeting and election of officers today at the Memorial University Botanical Garden conference room on Mount Scio Road. The AGM and election of officers will take place from 9:30-10:10 a.m.
The Botanical Art Society of Newfoundland and Labrador will hold its annual general meeting and election of officers today at the Memorial University Botanical Garden conference room on Mount Scio Road. The AGM and election of officers will take place from 9:30-10:10 a.m. - 123RF Stock Photo
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. —

Activities

7 p.m.

Cribbage

The weekly crib game in support of the Canadian Mental Health Association N.L. Division takes place in the basement of St. Teresa’s Church from 7-9 p.m. Admission is $5, with a prize awarded to the winner. The event is open to everyone. Contact Andrew Walsh at 726-3935 for more information.

Classes and groups

10:30 a.m., 1:30 and 7 p.m.

Wisdom Healing Qigong

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 21. Classes at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. are for new and returning students. Class at 1:30 p.m. is for returning students only. Focus is on postural alignment, gentle repetitive movements, visualization, sound, with focused intention and attention. Register at your first class. Call 727-7863 or visit www.sheilaleonard.ca for more information.

7:30 p.m.

Hearing Voices St. John’s

This is a group for voice hearers and those experiencing alternate realities who are looking for more information, support and resilience-building strategies. For more information, contact Dave at 777-3335 or email him at ed@ssnl.org. You can also find more information about voice hearers online at https://www.hearing-voices.org/. Support group meeting upstairs at 120 LeMarchant Rd until 8:30 p.m.

Inner Healing Ministry

Do you want a touch of the Holy Spirit? Every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m., Inner Healing Ministry meets at Wesley United Church auditorium for a wonderful hour of music and prayer, a time to let the worries of life go away for an hour, a time of healing, a time for you. Open to everyone and a great place to meet new friends from all denominations. For more information, call Roger at 895-3499.

Comedy

9:30 p.m.

Jest B’ys

Open-mike comedy every Tuesday at Yes B’ys. Pay what you can.

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 on Water Street. Admission is free.

7 p.m.

Andrew Rodgers

Performing at Green Sleeves Downtown.

10 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves Downtown.

Meeting

9:30 a.m.

BASNL AGM

The Botanical Art Society of Newfoundland and Labrador will hold its annual general meeting and election of officers at the Memorial University Botanical Garden conference room on Mount Scio Road. The AGM and election of officers will take place from 9:30-10:10 a.m. Members are encouraged to attend and vote for the new executive. Following the election, Paul Marino, a plant ecologist in MUN’s department of biology, will provide a short presentation on his plant research. After a coffee break, Margaret Walsh Best will provide a short 15-minute mini-workshop on “The Why and How of Artist Biographies.” Artists are then welcome to stay until 4 p.m. for studio time. Bring your art materials and feel free to stay for all or any part of the day.

Upcoming

CMHA-NL AGM

The Canadian Mental Health Association of Newfoundland and Labrador will hold its annual general meeting on Thursday, June 13 at 5 p.m. The session will be held at the Signal Hill Visitor Information Centre — Annex Building, 230 Signal Hill Rd. in St. John’s. A reception will follow the meeting. If you are interested in attending, RSVP to bhaley@cmhanl.ca by May 30.

Public lecture

7 p.m.

A DNA Mystery

There has been a number of recent media reports about a “mystery line of DNA” that is found in roughly 10 per cent of Newfoundlanders. In this free lecture at the Johnson Geo Centre, David Pike, professor of mathematics at Memorial University, will discuss mitochondrial DNA (which is a valuable genealogical tool for researching matrilineal ancestry) with emphasis on mitochondrial haplogroup H5a5, its significance in Newfoundland and Labrador, and the mystery of its origin.

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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