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GO GUIDE — Comminuty events for Feb 22

The Newfoundland LEGO Users Group will be hosting our second annual LEGO Showcase from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m at Bricks & Minifigs (45 Blackmarsh Rd.). — Stock photo
The Newfoundland LEGO Users Group will be hosting our second annual LEGO Showcase from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m at Bricks & Minifigs (45 Blackmarsh Rd.). — Stock photo

Saturday, February 22

Activities

10 a.m.

LEGO Showcase

The Newfoundland LEGO Users Group will be hosting our second annual LEGO Showcase from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m at Bricks & Minifigs (45 Blackmarsh Rd.). Free admission. Open to all ages. We will be showing official sets and our own creations from a variety of LEGO Themes, including Star Wars, City, Castle, Trains and others. This event is a chance for our members to show off their creativity as we display the LEGO models we have designed and built. Our LEGO builders will be on hand to answer questions about their designs as well as to answer any questions you may have about the LEGO hobby.

Fundraiser

7:30 p.m.

Craft beer tasting

The Francophone Association choir, La Rose des Vents, is holding a fundraiser at the Guv’nor Pub (389 Elizabeth Ave.) for a cultural exchange with a choir in France. We’ll tell you about the provenance and flavour profile of several craft beers (four 5-oz glasses) and offer you some finger foods, drinking songs (you can join in!), draws, a trivia quiz, and prizes! Tickets ($40) available at the Guv’nor Pub. For more information, you can email chorale@acfsj.ca.

Live music

1 p.m.

Sean Panting

Fred’s Records presents Sean Panting – a new CD launch. Free show from 1-1:45 p.m.

10:30 p.m.

Dana Parsons Project

Performing at The Martini Bar. No cover and happy hour until 11 p.m.

Shopping

9 a.m.

St. John’s Farmers’ Market

Every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 245 Freshwater Rd. Local produce, prepared food, crafts, products, entertainment, coffee and much more.

Social

2 p.m.

Jam Circle

Hosted by L’Arche Avalon from 2 to 4 p.m. at the MMaP Room, second floor of the Arts and Culture Center. We do simple rhythmic and musical activities together using our large selection of instruments. We sing a few old favorites, and finish by singing and signing our very own snack song before enjoying some shared snacks.

5:30 p.m.

Winter Warm-up

The Parish of St. Lawrence (1824-A Portugal Cove Rd.) invites you to our Winter Warm-up from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Menu includes moose chili, beef chili, soups, desserts, tea, coffee and juice. Tickets: $10 for adults, $5 for children under 12. Call 895-6424.

Sunday, February 23

Classes and groups

10 a.m.

Free public meditation

Silent meditation practice led by a timekeeper (umdze). Starts punctually at 10 a.m. with 25 minutes of sitting meditation, followed by 10 minutes of walking meditation and then another 25 minutes of sitting meditation, and repeats for the second hour. For details, visit stjohns.shambhala.org.

Radio

2 p.m.

VOWR guest interview

Barbara De Land speaks with Doreen Whalen about protecting personal identification information, which is increasingly vulnerable to digital threat or invasion. Tune in Sundays 2-2:30 p.m. or Wednesdays 7:30-8 p.m. to VOWR radio am 800, online at VOWR.org, or cable radio Rogers 945 or Bell Aliant 756.

Monday, February 24

Classes and groups

7:30 p.m.

Aikido

Aikido is an effective martial art with an ethical approach: use the aggressor's energy against them without harming them. Get fit and focused while having fun. Fudoshin is a welcoming place for everyone. Takes place at St. Theresa School on Mundy Pond Road every Monday and Wednesday from 7:30 to 9 p.m. It is a non-profit with low monthly membership fee. Scholarships available. For more information visit 2017.fudoshinaikikai.ca.

Comedy

8:30 p.m.

Messed Up Mondays Open Mic

Come spice up your Monday with a weekly standup comedy show at The Rose & Thistle on Water Street. Featuring a mix of new talent and some of your favourite local comedians. Anyone and everyone is welcome. No cover.

Tuesday, February 25

Causes

7 a.m.

Pancake breakfast

The NL Housing & Homelessness Network (NLHHN) will host the 16th Annual Community Pancake Breakfast in locations across Newfoundland and Labrador. This event helps support efforts being made locally to prevent homelessness in our communities, and helps create much-needed public awareness on the complexity of these issues. In St. John’s, this event will take place at NLHHN Provincial Offices and The Network Café, located at the corner of Charter Avenue and East Drive, Pleasantville, from 7 a.m. – 11 a.m. Breakfast will include pancakes, bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs, roasted potatoes and tea/coffee; take-out orders are available by calling 722-1030.

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! Wonderful for relieving daily stress and chronic health issues, or for more energy for ordinary day-to-day living. Weekly classes with Sheila Leonard at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd. on Tuesdays from Jan. 21 to March 24, depending on the weather. A mix of beginning and returning students during the 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. classes, with only returning students for the 1:30 p.m. class. Focus on posture alignment, gentle repetitive movements, visualization and sound, with focused intention and attention. Call 727-7863 or visit sheilaleonard.ca.

7:30 p.m.

Inner Healing Ministry

Would you like a touch of the Holy Spirit? Every Tuesday night at 7:30 p.m., Inner Healing Ministry meets at Wesley United Church Auditorium for a wonderful hour of music, prayer and healing – a time for you! Come and share in this experience for yourself. Open to everyone. A great place to meet new friends from all denominations. For more information, call Roger at 895-3499.

Public lecture

7:30 p.m.

Family History Society

The next Family History Society lecture will take place at Hampton Hall, Marine Institute, Ridge Road. Guest speaker, lawyer Lynn Butler, will present “Using Wills to Build Your Family History”. Discover how to mine court records for information, resources for finding wills, and tips for understanding the information in wills. Free admission and free parking. Open to the general public.

Social

5 p.m.

Pancake supper

Hosted by Cochrane Street United Church. Please join us for a time of fellowship and friendship from 5-6:30 p.m. at Cochrane Centre. We will be serving pancakes, sausages, apple sauce, tea and coffee. Cost is $7 per adult; $5 per child. Tickets at door. For more details, please contact the church office: info@cochranestreetuc.com.

5:30 p.m.

Pancake supper

St. Thomas’ Church pancake supper. Cost is $10 for adults, $6 for children under 12 years. Following supper is a card party beginning at 7:30 p.m. Cost $5. Bring your own basket and cards.

6 p.m.

Pancake supper

Wesley United Church will be holding a pancake supper and card game (Bridge, 120s). Pancakes, sausages, bologna and baked beans will be served along with dessert and tea or coffee. Tickets are $15 for adults, $6 for children under 12, and can be purchased by calling Marvin at 579-7900, Pheobe at 726-1689 or the church office at 579-3682.

Wednesday, February 26

Classes and groups

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

T'ai Chi Chih

Come ‘Awaken the Energy Within’! Relax! More wellness, more energy, more joy! Wonderful for relieving daily stress and chronic health issues, or for more energy for ordinary day-to-day living. Weekly classes with Sheila Leonard at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd., Wednesdays Jan. 22 to March 25 at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. for new and returning students. Includes 20 gentle, repetitive movements that help increase the flow of our natural energy. Call 727-7863 or visit sheilaleonard.ca.

Radio

7:30 p.m.

VOWR guest interview

Barbara De Land speaks with Doreen Whalen about protecting personal identification information, which is increasingly vulnerable to digital threat or invasion. Tune in Sundays 2-2:30 p.m. or Wednesdays 7:30-8 p.m. to VOWR radio am 800, online at VOWR.org, or cable radio Rogers 945 or Bell Aliant 756.

Thursday, February 27

Classes and groups

1:30 p.m.

T'ai Chi Chih

Come ‘Awaken the Energy Within’! Relax! More wellness, more energy, more joy! Wonderful for relieving daily stress and chronic health issues, or for more energy for ordinary day-to-day living. Weekly classes on Thursdays with Sheila Leonard at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd., from Jan. 23 to March 26 for returning students only. Refining our practice of the 20 gentle, repetitive movements, helping further increase the flow of our natural energy. Call 727-7863 or visit sheilaleonard.ca.

Friday, February 28

Fundraiser

Upcoming

Online Auction

Silent auction in support of our future L'Arche Avalon house! Please join our group on Facebook to participate and learn more. Happening March 2 to March 12.

Live music

10:30 p.m.

MissConduct

Performing at The Martini Bar. No cover and happy hour until 11 p.m.

Saturday, February 29

Live music

10:30 p.m.

MissConduct

Performing at The Martini Bar. No cover and happy hour until 11 p.m.

Sunday, March 1

Live music

2 p.m.

Tribute Jam 4

Rock & Roll Pioneers Committee hosts Tribute Jam 4 at the Bella Vista in aid of establishing a Newfoundland & Labrador Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. A number of the province’s rock and roll pioneer bands will take the stage, plus there'll be a few surprises!

3 p.m.

Finding Hope in Winter

The Gower Community Band presents a downtown ‘pops’ concert at Gower Street United Church – a musical gathering of hope and celebration in support of mental health. With Master of Ceremonies Andy Jones. Featuring special guests, The St. John’s Gay Men’s Chorus.

Radio

2 p.m.

VOWR guest interview

Barbara De Land speaks with Tara Bryan about the enormous outdoor wall mural she designed for the St. John's Convention Centre's wall. It can be seen high on the wall at the corner of Water street and Waldegrave Street. Tune in Sundays 2- 2:30 p.m. or Wednesdays 7:30-8:00 p.m. to VOWR radio AM 800, online at VOWR.org, or cable radio Rogers 945 or Bell Aliant 756.

Tuesday, March 3

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! Wonderful for relieving daily stress and chronic health issues, or for more energy for ordinary day-to-day living. Weekly classes with Sheila Leonard at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd. on Tuesdays from Jan. 21 to March 24, depending on the weather. A mix of beginning and returning students during the 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. classes, with only returning students for the 1:30 p.m. class. Focus on posture alignment, gentle repetitive movements, visualization and sound, with focused intention and attention. Call 727-7863 or visit sheilaleonard.ca.

Wednesday, March 4

Classes and groups

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

T'ai Chi Chih

Come ‘Awaken the Energy Within’! Relax! More wellness, more energy, more joy! Wonderful for relieving daily stress and chronic health issues, or for more energy for ordinary day-to-day living. Weekly classes with Sheila Leonard at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd., Wednesdays Jan. 22 to March 25 at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. for new and returning students. Includes 20 gentle, repetitive movements that help increase the flow of our natural energy. Call 727-7863 or visit sheilaleonard.ca.

Radio

7:30 p.m.

VOWR guest interview

Barbara De Land speaks with Tara Bryan about the enormous outdoor wall mural she designed for the St. John's Convention Centre's wall. It can be seen high on the wall at the corner of Water street and Waldegrave Street. Tune in Sundays 2- 2:30 p.m. or Wednesdays 7:30-8:00 p.m. to VOWR radio AM 800, online at VOWR.org, or cable radio Rogers 945 or Bell Aliant 756.

Thursday, March 5

Classes and groups

1:30 p.m.

T'ai Chi Chih

Come ‘Awaken the Energy Within’! Relax! More wellness, more energy, more joy! Wonderful for relieving daily stress and chronic health issues, or for more energy for ordinary day-to-day living. Weekly classes on Thursdays with Sheila Leonard at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd., from Jan. 23 to March 26 for returning students only. Refining our practice of the 20 gentle, repetitive movements, helping further increase the flow of our natural energy. Call 727-7863 or visit sheilaleonard.ca.

March 19

The next PHSNL presentation, featuring historical images of "The St. John's Regatta" will be presented by Gail Malone, on 19 March 2020, 7:30pm, at the Boathouse on Quidi Vidi Lake.

Please include this information in your community listings, or pass on this email (and attached poster) to anyone you think might be interested.

April 11

“Easter Family Fun Day at The Fluvarium”

A special Easter event at The Fluvarium

April 11, 10:30am - 4:30pm

Join us at The Fluvarium for a day of Easter fun! Lots of great activities including Easter crafts, face painting, egg games, and of course the Easter Bunny!

Kids can see our salmon eggs and adopt a salmon. When the salmon eggs hatch families can come back for our special release day and release their baby salmon into the water.

Don’t miss out on seeing the Easter Bunny. The Easter Bunny will be here with us appearing hourly, be sure to bring a camera!

Cost of the event is $6 per person (children up to 24 months are free).

We invite you to join us for a hotdog lunch at an additional cost of $6 per person.

For more information contact:

754-3474 or email kids@fluvarium.ca

FRIDAY, APRIL 17

Friday, April 17th, 2020, the Newfoundland and Labrador Brain Injury Association will be hosting a surf or turf dinner show and dance at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 1 on Blackmarsh Rd. All proceeds will go to the Newfoundland and Labrador Brain Injury Association while holding the event at the Legion supports the veteran’s organization.

Dinner will offer the choice of salmon, provided by the SeaFood Shop, or chicken. Dinner entertainment will be by Darrin Martin and Brian Way, while the dance portion of the evening will feature Stan the Man.

That evening the Newfoundland and Labrador Brain Injury Association will also be drawing for the winner of the 50/50 draw with a maximum prize of $10,000. Tickets are 5.00 each.

Tickets for the dinner and dance are 70.00 each and can be ordered by calling Jim at 709-728-1534 or online at www.eventbrite.ca

For more information or to volunteer visit the Newfoundland and Labrador Brain Injury Association on Facebook or www.nlbia.ca

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