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Things to get out and do this weekend, whether the weather's good or bad

As part of the A.C. Hunter Children’s Library in the St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre weekly fun-filled children’s activities, a scavenger hunt day was held around the library on Friday, during which children of all ages used a list of items to seek out various things scattered about the books and shelves. Seventeen-month-old Beatrice Quintan of St. John’s and her mom, Nina Quinton, got assistance from library technician Julia Mayor as they discovered one of the scavenger hunt items.
As part of the A.C. Hunter Children’s Library in the St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre weekly fun-filled children’s activities, a scavenger hunt day was held around the library on Friday, during which children of all ages used a list of items to seek out various things scattered about the books and shelves. Seventeen-month-old Beatrice Quintan of St. John’s and her mom, Nina Quinton, got assistance from library technician Julia Mayor as they discovered one of the scavenger hunt items. - Joe Gibbons
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. —

Saturday, May 25

Activities

2 p.m.

Public piano launch

Business & Arts NL and Cox & Palmer will launch a new public piano at the St. John’s Farmers’ Market, 245 Freshwater Rd., featuring a rockin’ performance by our own Mick Davis. This piano features artwork by Julie Lewis of SassyTuna.

6 p.m.

Games night and potluck

Enjoy playing board games? Then come participate in the fun of sharing a potluck meal and an evening playing games with others. Bring your family. Open to all ages, ethnic groups, faiths, sexual orientations, etc. The only request is to contribute food or beverages to the meal. Held at St. James United Church, an accessible venue. Please use the side entrance. For information, contact 722-1881 or susan@stjamesuc.org. Visit www.stjamesuc.org, or on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

Flowers

Noon

Spring flower show

The Newfoundland Horticultural Society and Floral Design Group are having their annual spring flower show on Saturday, May 25 from noon to 5 p.m. and Sunday, May 26, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the MUN Botanical Garden, 306 Mt. Scio Rd. Come see what can be grown locally. On display will be cuttings from NHS members’ gardens and FDG arrangements made from local materials. Drop in and be delighted by what spring has offered. Free admission to the display room. For more information, check out our Facebook page or our website at www.nfldhort.org. Contact the MUN Botanical Garden at 709-864-8590 or on Facebook for further details on this and upcoming events.

Live music

5 p.m.

Bill Kelly

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

Jeremy Dicks

Performing at Green Sleeves Uptown.

6:30 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves Downtown.

8 p.m.

Greeley’s Reel

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

9:30 p.m.

Damian Follett

Performing at Green Sleeves Uptown.

11 p.m.

Edison Unplugged

Performing at Green Sleeves Downtown.

11:30 p.m.

The Bishops

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

Upcoming

Warrior: Songs of Strength and Sisterhood

Join Lady Cove Women’s Choir and Eastern Owl as they explore the bonds of womanhood and stories of sisterhood through song on June 1 at 8 p.m. at First Light Centre for Performance and Creativity, Cochrane Street United Church, 81 Cochrane St. A shared concert between two of Newfoundland and Labrador’s accomplished all-women musical groups, “Warrior” celebrates soulful harmonies, large-ensemble writing, healing through music, and empowerment. Eastern Owl and Lady Cove will each perform an individual set, and then share a set of music together, a gesture in understanding and support between indigenous and non-indigenous communities. Tickets ($30/$25) available at Holy Heart Theatre box office, by phone at 579-4424 and online at holyhearttheatre.com.

Shopping

9 a.m.

Flea market

The Parish of St. John the Evangelist will hold a flea market in the church hall on 20 Rectory Rd., Topsail, C.B.S., from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Social

Upcoming

Food, Stories and Songs of this Place

The Department of Folklore, in partnership with MUN Folklore and Language Archive, the Folklore Studies Association of Canada and the St. John's Storytelling Festival, are celebrating 50 years of folklore education in Newfoundland and Labrador and we want you to celebrate with us on June 1. A standing reception with local food, beverages, music and familiar faces from 7-8 p.m. will be followed by artists sharing great stories and songs with a local connection. Dale Jarvis will host, and the artist lineup includes Sophie Angnatok, Anita Best, Tama Fost and Kelly Russell. For tickets, visit mun.ca.

Sunday, May 26

Activities

1 p.m.

Pop Up Park Play

On May 26 from 1-3 p.m., join us for our pop-up playground outside the Fluvarium where children can play and create with loose parts and repurposed materials. Kids of all ages welcome.

Walk for Alzheimer’s

Across Newfoundland and Labrador over 9,000 individuals are living with dementia, and this number is growing. The Alzheimer Society of Newfoundland and Labrador supports people living with dementia, their families and care partners, but they need your help. On May 26, you can make a difference for families facing dementia in our province by participating in the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s. Gather your friends, family or co-workers for a day of fun, fitness and raising much needed awareness. Register at www.walkfor alzheimers.ca or at 1 p.m on May 26 at North Bank Lodge, St. John’s, and make your memories matter.

1:45 p.m.

Walking on Air

Alcock and Brown 100 walking tour of Lester’s Field. Meet at Royal Canadian Legion on Blackmarsh Road. Cost $10. Call 364-6845.

Arts

Upcoming

ArtsNL Info Session in Eastport – June 2019

ArtsNL will hold two public information sessions (one on arts funding opportunities and one on social media for artists) in Eastport on Thursday, June 6 from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the Beaches Arts and Heritage Centre in the Annex. Register at https://www.schedulicity.com/scheduling/ANA5V5/workshops. Registration is not required, but welcomed. ArtsNL welcomes anyone wishing to attend. For info: 726-2212 ext. 203 or toll-free 1 (866) 726-2212 (N.L. only), or email jjamieson@nlac.ca.

Upcoming

Lavender Watercolour Class

Join us on Thursday, May 30 at 6:30 p.m. at the James J. O'Mara Pharmacy Museum as artist Jill Moores teaches us how to paint lavender in watercolour. Cost: $30 per person (tax included). Included in cost: a short tour of the museum, all supplies to create your masterpiece, light refreshments. Visit nlpharmacymuseum.com.

Live music

7 p.m.

Dave Whitty

Performing at Green Sleeves Downtown.

11 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves Downtown.

Upcoming

Chordially Yours

Chordially Yours Choir, under the direction of Janet Bradbury, will present its annual concert on Sunday, June 2 at St. Theresa's Church at 2 p.m. Cost is $10 and an upbeat, fun experience is guaranteed. Contact Janet at 725-7525 for tickets.

Radio

2 p.m.

VOWR Guest Interview

Barbara De Land speaks with Fergus O'Byrne, noted vocal and instrumental musician of Irish and Newfoundland traditional music. Fergus is originally from Ireland. He chats about his musical history and career, as well as the group trip in Ireland he is co-hosting for the first time in September 2019. Tune in at VOWR radio AM 800, online at VOWR.org or on cable radio Rogers 945 and Bell Aliant 756.

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.

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