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Things to do this long weekend other than camp

Krista Hennebury will hold a quilting workshop, Round Peg, Square Hole (or Quarter Round), at St. Peter’s Parish Hall, 110 Ashford Dr., today from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $90. Fee includes pattern. Space for 20 participants. Hosted by the St. John’s Modern Quilt Guild.
Krista Hennebury will hold a quilting workshop, Round Peg, Square Hole (or Quarter Round), at St. Peter’s Parish Hall, 110 Ashford Dr., today from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $90. Fee includes pattern. Space for 20 participants. Hosted by the St. John’s Modern Quilt Guild. - 123RF Stock Photo
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. —

Saturday, May 18

Fundraiser

Upcoming

BBQ and Silent Auction

The Parish of St. John the Evangelist, 20 Rectory Rd., Topsail, will hold a BBQ and silent auction on Saturday, June 1 at 6:30 p.m. Either steak or chicken. Cost $20. Limited tickets available at the church office weekdays between 9 a.m. and noon. Call 834-2336.

Upcoming

Trail Raiser

The East Coast Trail Association (ECTA) is $15,000 closer to its annual fundraising goal thanks to ExxonMobil Canada, which signed on as the Trail Raiser Event Sponsor for 2019. The Trail Raiser is the ECTA’s annual fundraising hike, raising crucial funds and awareness to support the maintenance and protection of the East Coast Trail. This year’s event will be held on Saturday, June 8 at Bay Bulls. To support the trail, contact us at 738-4453 or office@eastcoasttrail.com.

Upcoming

Swing Into Spring Soiree

Swing Into Spring Soirée, the SeniorsNL annual banquet, a wonderful event for a worthy cause. Three-course dinner, nostalgia, raffles, scrumptious desserts, and waltz away to your favourite oldies. The Capital Hotel, May 22 at 7:30 p.m. Doors open for viewing at 6:30 p.m., dinner served at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $75 single (charitable receipt for $35). For tickets, call Kim at 682-1383.

Live music

2 p.m.

National Fiddling Day

On this National Fiddling Day, drop by The Rooms to hear traditional tunes performed by the Newfoundland and Labrador Fiddling Association. Free event. All are welcome.

5 p.m.

Bill Kelly

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

Colin Harris

Performing at Green Sleeves Uptown.

6:30 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves Downtown.

7 p.m.

Thin Love

Performing at The Black Sheep.

8 p.m.

Siochana

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

9 p.m.

The Foggy Bottom Boys

Performing at Bridie Molloy’s.

9:30 p.m.

Fine Lads

Performing at Rob Roy.

Tony Miller and Tim Martin

Performing at Green Sleeves Uptown.

11 p.m.

Red Planes

Performing at Green Sleeves Downtown.

11:30 p.m.

Heel N’ Toe

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

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.

Sunday, May 19

Activities

1 p.m.

Nature Nook

Do you have questions about our natural environment? Do you want to get hands-on with some real specimens? Visit our Nature NL volunteers at The Rooms to feel pelts, bones and feathers and ask your questions about our province's wild plants, animals and spaces. Included with admission. Free to Rooms members.

2 p.m.

Paper Dolls

Discover how your grandparents played when they were young. Cut out your own paper dolls and dress them up in fashions from the past. Included with admission to The Rooms. Free to Rooms members.

Upcoming

Boyle Tours

Capt. John Alcock and Lt. Arthur Whitten Brown are back in St John’s to celebrate the 100th anniversary of their historic flight — in the guise of local tour guides Michael Boyle and Jed Butt. Join in historical walks by Boyle Tours around Lester’s field. On June 14, the first 30 walkers who register will receive a special Alcock and Brown stamp designed by the St. John’s Stamp Club for this event. These international stamps are of legal tender. Find out the cost and book at 364-6845 or visit boyletours.com/walkingonair.

Live music

3 p.m.

Sunday Trad Session

Hosted by Fergus Brown O’Byrne and Tony O’Brien and O’Reilly’s.

6 p.m.

Fergus O’Byrne

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

7 p.m.

Dave Whitty

Performing at Green Sleeves Downtown.

9 p.m.

Con O’Brien and Patrick Moran

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

11 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves Downtown.

Radio

2 p.m.

VOWR Guest Interview

Barbara De Land speaks with Bruce Mactavish, a well-known and much appreciated St. John's birder who thinks nothing of getting up before dawn to drive hours, no matter the weather, to stand in freezing cold and wind in hopes of seeing a special bird. The depth of his knowledge and experience can be enjoyed in his Winging It column bi-weekly Saturdays in The Telegram. Tune in at VOWR radio AM 800, online at VOWR.org or on cable radio Rogers 945 and Bell Aliant 756.

Religion

5 p.m.

Latin Mass

When we are enveloped in silence we often hear the most. Through the reverend silence of the Latin mass we hear the communing with The Almighty. We hear the one voice off all the angels chanting “Holy, Holy, Holy” and we add our own. In the loudness of our high-tech world, it is nice to take a break and worship through the Latin mass as our previous generations and ancestors did. If you would like to hear in the silence, the Latin mass is offered at 5 p.m. Sundays at St. Pius X Catholic Church on Smithville Crescent. Latin-English translation booklets provided.

Shopping

11 a.m.

The Market Family

Every Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Park Place in Mount Pearl.

The Market Family is over 120 local vendors and experienced community market professionals with vendors ranging from international cuisine to artisans, farmers and so much more. We add a family component based on games, family activities, workshops, dance lessons, yoga, and performance, among others. Free admission, parking available, wheelchair accessible.

Check it out online at www.themarketfamily.ca.

Monday, May 20

Comedy

8:30 p.m.

Messed Up Mondays

Come spice up your Monday with a weekly stand-up comedy show at The Rose & Thistle on Water Street. Featuring a mix of new talent and some of your favourite local comedians. Pay what you can.

Live music

7 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves Downtown.

10 p.m.

Damian Follett

Performing at Green Sleeves Downtown.

10:30 p.m.

Larry Foley

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

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