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GO Guide — community events from Oct 19

 A StormTrooper gives a thumbs up during the annual Parade of Wonders that kicks off the 2019 Calgary Comic Expo Friday, April 26, 2019. Dean Pilling/Postmedia
Free sci-fi and fantasy convention at the AC Hunter Library today from 10 a.m. in St. John;'s. Read below for details. Postmedia photo

Saturday, October 19

Convention

10 a.m.
Geek Out at the Library
Annual free sci-fi and fantasy convention at the AC Hunter Library. Come dressed up as your favourite characters, meet cosplayers, authors and R2D2; play some Dungeons and Dragons; check out some amazing LEGO creations by the NL LUG group and then build your own; flip through some comics from the TimeMasters table; listen to some nerdy music by the NSO Atlantic String Quartet; and enter our costume contests! This free convention is happening from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Health

1 p.m.
Health Expo
The Orangetheory Fitness Cape to Cabot 2019 Health Expo is happening Saturday, Oct. 19 at the Marine Institute, Ridge Road from 1 to 5 p.m. Meet health and fitness vendors with goods and services for sale. There will also be a children’s bouncy castle. The Gathering Place will take your donation of gently used running shoes, and Athletics NorthEAST will collect your non-perishable food items and cash donations for our local food banks. Admission is free, all ages are welcome. For more information, please check out the Orangetheory Fitness Cape to Cabot 2019 website: www.capetocabot.com. The Orangetheory Fitness Cape to Cabot 2019 20k Road Race is an event created and organized by AthleticsNorthEAST.

Upcoming
Lupus information session
Lupus Newfoundland and Labrador information session at The Fluvarium on Wednesday, Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. with presenter Dr. Proton Rahman, rheumatologist. All are welcome. Refreshments will be provided. Registration kindly appreciated by calling 368-8130. 


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Live music

1 p.m.
Rosemary Lawton and Nick Earle
Fred’s Records Presents: Rosemary Lawton with Nick Earle. New CD and book release and signing from 1 to 2 p.m. at Fred’s. Free event! All welcome!

9 p.m.
Waves & Wires
Featuring Debashis Sinha, Robert Lippok, Over|Out (Tiber Reardon and Justin Pittman), and Thank (Peter Lannon and Adam Engram) at The Ship Pub. Admission is $10 at the door. Presented as part of Sound Symposium's electronic music festival ONSOUND, running from Oct.17-20. Find the full schedule and artist information at soundsymposium.com.

10:30 p.m.
Stixx & Stones
Performing at the Martini Bar. No cover. Happy hour until 11 p.m.

Shopping

10 a.m.
Fall flea market
Topsail United Church holds its annual fall flea market from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission $1. All are welcome. A great selection of items. Our online auction will be ongoing until Oct. 30. at www.charityauctiontoday.com/auction/TUC-9052. Register online to bid or make a donation. Payment can be made in person or online. Thank you for your support of our congregation and community. 

Garage sale
The St. Andrews Presbyterian Church garage sale on Long’s Hill at Queen’s Road runs from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. It will include kitchenware, toys, electrical items, books, sporting goods, furniture and more. Admission is $1.
 
Sunday, October 20

Activities

1 p.m.
Archeology Nook
From 1 to 3 p.m. at The Rooms, mark Archeology Day with the Newfoundland and Labrador Archeological Society. See and touch the artifacts left behind by people who lived in our province hundreds and even thousands of years ago. 

2 p.m.
If & When: An Interview with Mary Walsh
Join musician and music producer Ian Foster for a live recording of If & When, a Newfoundland-based podcast where Ian talks to colleagues, friends and veterans of the local arts community to try to figure out how creators do their thing, and why they do it. This live episode's special guest is Mary Walsh. Included with cost of admission to The Rooms. Event happening in the theatre from 2 to 4 p.m.

Meet and Greet
Please join the Boards of Directors of The Agnes Pratt Home and Foundation for a Meet and Greet from 2 to 4 p.m. at The Agnes Pratt Home (239 Topsail Rd.). We would love to meet you! It takes a team to care. Light refreshments will be served.

4 p.m.
Doyle’s Almanac
Doyle's Almanac presents an afternoon of music and words at the Signal Hill Visitor Centre from 4 to 6 p.m. Special appearance by Ray Johnson. All are welcome and admission is free. Doyle's 2020 Almanac of Newfoundland and Labrador will be available for purchase, and authors Robert Doyle and Gus Fanning will be attending. 

Classes and groups

6:10 p.m.
Bully Beware
Tired of being bullied or having your child bullied? You are not alone. The Mount Pearl School of Martial Arts has a well-structured program to arm you and/or your child with the know-how and techniques to recognize, defuse and defend yourself against bullying. We teach students to be prepared and ‘ARMED’ (Aware, Ready, Maneuver, Execute, Defend) shoud they encounter bullies. Our Bully Beware program runs Wednesday and Sunday evenings at O’Donel High School and is only one element of our well-structured martial arts program. Gain self-confidence through self-defense. Special group classes can be arranged on request. The Mount Pearl School of Martial Arts has been guiding the youth of Mount Pearl and surrounding areas for over 30 years. Contact Pat Cochrane at 682-0335 for details.

Fundraisers

10 a.m.
Fall craft fair
St. John's Shrine Club’s fall craft fair at the Mazol Shrine Centre (530 Topsail Rd.) runs until 4 p.m. Admission $2. Free for children under 12. Door prize. 50-50 draw. Please come out and support the Shriners.

6:30 p.m.
Weekly Bingo
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. at St. Teresa’s Parish Hall. It’s the main fundraiser for Knights of Columbus St. Teresa’s Council to donate to various charities.

Upcoming
Little Christmas Fair for Hope
Stuff your socks at Pink Days In Bloom’s 8th Annual Little Christmas Fair for Hope! Taking place Sunday, Nov. 3 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Rocket Bakery on Water Street. Admission $2 (children under age 12 admitted free of charge). In support of the Canadian Cancer Society of Newfoundland and Labrador and Daffodil Place. Featuring quality artisans, carolers and musicians, on-the-spot caricatures by Kevin Tobin, book signing by Bruce Templeton, raffle, 50-50 draw, festive prizes and surprises, and more. Order your fresh Christmas Wreaths for the Cure by The Wreath Maker, and light a bulb on the pink Tree of Hope in honour of someone. Volunteers for this event are breast cancer survivors and friends.

Upcoming
Home Again Furniture Bank
Home Again Furniture Bank’s House Warming fundraiser is coming up on Nov. 20 at the CLB Armoury at 6:30 p.m. It’s a fundraiser to provide the comfort and dignity of a well-furnished home. Tickets are still available at homeagainhousewarming.ca. Be prepared to laugh and enjoy a meal prepared by fellow not-for-profit Hungry Heart Cafe, complimentary Barefoot Wine and Quidi Vidi Brewery beer tasting, music from Elle and B and Flat Top Funk, games, auctions and more! 

Upcoming
Fall Festival of Friends
Coming up on Saturday, Nov. 2 at Corpus Christi Complex on Waterford Bridge Road. It will be an evening of entertainment, silent auction and a dinner of stuffed chicken breast with dessert, tea and coffee served at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 single and $35 double. Deadline for tickets is October 28 and are available by calling 579-1500. Proceeds in aid of the Centre for Life's community outreach services. 

Live music

Upcoming
Sing for Care 2019
Les Ms. Women’s Choir invites the public to attend Les Ms. and Friends Sing for Care 2019 on Sunday, Oct. 27th, at 7 p.m. at Holy Heart Theatre on Bonaventure Avenue. Performances by: Les Ms., Holy Heart of Mary Alumnae Choir, Let's Make a Choir 2019, Lakecrest Chamber choir, and Holy Heart Chamber Choir. With special guests Lisa Bokelmann Sells, Jennifer Benson, Natalie Finn, Alex Burdock, Connor Cornick, and Josh Bath. All proceeds support the Patient and Family Support Fund of the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation. Tickets to the concert are $25 and may be purchased from the Holy Heart Theatre website, holyhearttheatre.com, or by phoning the box office at 579-4424, or at the door.

Religion

7 p.m.
Finding God in the Dark
Exploring themes and values of Christianity through movies and optional discussion. Come see “An Interview with God” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at St. Pius X Parish, Smithville Crescent. Free admission. Come along and bring a friend. 

Shopping

11 a.m.
Sunday FUN-Day
The Market Family and The Fluvarium are working together for their second Sunday FUN-day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. upstairs at The Fluvarium. Local and international cuisine, artisans, artists, clothing designers, jewelers, woodworking, crafting, entertainment, dance and music. Downstairs The Fluvarium will be hosting its own educational and recreational activities for the whole family. 

Monday, October 21

Health

Upcoming
Lupus information session
Lupus Newfoundland and Labrador information session at The Fluvarium on Wednesday, Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. with presenter Dr. Proton Rahman, rheumatologist. All are welcome. Refreshments will be provided. Registration kindly appreciated by calling 368-8130. 

Public lecture

Upcoming
L’Arche Avalon
L'Arche is part of the global movement for inclusion and diversity. The local community, L'Arche Avalon, is hosting an informative and inspiring public talk by Joe Egan of L'Arche Toronto on Friday, Nov. 1 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Kenmount Terrace Community Center on Messenger Drive.  Everyone is welcome. Please RSVP to Lorraine at office@larcheavalon.ca.

Tuesday, October 22

Classes and groups

10:30 a.m., 1:30, 7 p.m.
Wisdom Healing Qigong - Beginners
Come ‘awaken the energy within’ – relax! More wellness, more energy, more joy! Wonderful for relieving chronic issues or for ordinary day-to-day living. Weekly classes with Sheila Leonard at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd. from October 1 to December 10. Note: No class October 8. A mix of beginning and returning students 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., and only for returning students for the 1:30 p.m. class. Focus on postural alignment, gentle repetitive movements, visualization and sound, with focused intention and attention. Call 727-7863 or visit www.sheilaleonard.ca.

Meeting

10 a.m.
AGM
The Newfoundland and Labrador Section of the Canadian Institute of Forestry and the Association of Registered Professional Foresters of Newfoundland and Labrador will be hosting the 2019 Annual General Meeting and Conference at the Comfort Inn, 106 Airport Rd. The theme of the conference is: “Ecological Services of the Forest and their Sustained Management”. Conference schedule available at rpfnl.com. 

Public lectures

7:30 p.m.
Family History Society
Family History Society lecture at Hampton Hall, Marine Institute, Ridge Road. The speaker is Nicole Penney, Archival Assistant and the topic is "Researching Family History at Memorial University of Newfoundland's Folklore and Language Archive (MUNFLA)”.
Parking is free, and all are welcome.

Wednesday, October 23

Activities

7 p.m.
Trivia
Join us every Wednesday at 7 p.m. at The Battery Café for trivia hosted by St. John’s trivia moguls Jack Etchegary and Charlotte Genest. Prizes for each round.

Classes and groups

7 p.m.
Cabot Toastmasters
Is a fear of public speaking holding you back? Drop in to our meeting at Mount Pearl City Hall to learn what we're all about! For more information, simply Google: Cabot Toastmasters.

Health

7 p.m.
Lupus NL Health Forum
All are welcome to the 2019 Lupus NL Health Forum. Presentation by Dr. Proton Rhaman, Rheumatologist at The Fluvarium. Refreshments will be provided. Registration is kindly appreciated by calling 368-8130.

Thursday, October 24

Activities

4 p.m.
Wiki-Edit-a-Thon
NQ Presents: Mind the Gaps, a wiki-edit-a-thon to fill the gaps of art and culture in Newfoundland and Labrador. Happening at the AC Hunter Public Library in the St. John’s Arts & Culture Centre from 4 to 7 p.m. Spots are limited - register at 737-3950.

Religion

7 p.m.
Finding God at Prayer
“We are God’s Beloved” is a prayer evening that explores methods of prayer and spiritual conversation with Fr. Earl Smith SJ. Come along and bring a friend from 7 to 9 p.m. at Queens College, Prince Philip Drive. 

Friday, October 25

Live music

7:30 p.m.
Open mic
Open mic at St. John's Retired Citizen's Association (10 Bennett Ave.) continues on a regular basis on the last Friday of each month. Admission is $5 at the door. Music starts at 7:30 p.m. Canteen service. Open to the public. Everyone welcome.

10:30 p.m.
Quidi Vidi Dirt Band
Performing at the Martini Bar. No cover. Happy hour until 11 p.m.

Saturday, October 26

Live music

10:30 p.m.
Quidi Vidi Dirt Band
Performing at the Martini Bar. No cover. Happy hour until 11 p.m.

Religion

10:15 a.m.
Inner Peace in Divine Love
You can make an at-home retreat to remember, experience and express how you love God and God loves you. It will also be a gentle introduction to some methods of prayer and spiritual conversation coming to us from St. Ignatius Loyola, founder of the Jesuits. Theme for this first session with Maria Kelsey, M.Th. is Remembering Love. Come along to St. Pius X Church (Smithville Crescent) and bring a friend from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. 

Shopping

9 a.m.
Fall fair
The Church of St. Mary the Virgin will be hosting their annual Fall Fair beginning at 9 a.m. with traditional stalls of Stich in Time, Bakery Row, woolen goods, jams, pickles and more. Morning coffee will be offered from 9 until 11:30 a.m., followed by lunch from 12:30 until 2 p.m. Admission free with offering for the food bank.

Flea market
St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church in Topsail will hold its annual fall flea market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church hall on Rectory Road in Topsail.  

2 p.m.
Fall bake sale
The Glenbrook Lodge Ladies’ Auxiliary will be holding its annual Fall Bake Sale from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Glenbrook Lodge on Torbay Road. A variety of baked goods, preserves, and novelty items will be available. Come and get a head start on your Christmas baking.

Sunday, October 27

Live music

7:30 p.m.
Gospel open mic
Held at St. John's Retired Citizen's Association (10 Bennett Ave.). Admission is $5 at the door. Music starts at 7:30 p.m. Canteen service. Open to the public. Everyone welcome.

Friday, November 1

Fundraiser

Upcoming
Little Christmas Fair for Hope
Stuff your socks at Pink Days In Bloom’s 8th Annual Little Christmas Fair for Hope! Taking place Sunday, Nov. 3 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Rocket Bakery on Water Street. Admission $2 (children under age 12 admitted free of charge). In support of the Canadian Cancer Society of Newfoundland and Labrador and Daffodil Place. Featuring quality artisans, carolers and musicians, on-the-spot caricatures by Kevin Tobin, book signing by Bruce Templeton, raffle, 50-50 draw, festive prizes and surprises, and more. Order your fresh Christmas Wreaths for the Cure by The Wreath Maker, and light a bulb on the pink Tree of Hope in honour of someone. Volunteers for this event are breast cancer survivors and friends.

Live music

10:30 p.m.
Bic & The Ballpoints
Performing at the Martini Bar. No cover. Happy hour until 11 p.m.

Saturday, November 2

Live music

10:30 p.m.
Bic & The Ballpoints
Performing at the Martini Bar. No cover. Happy hour until 11 p.m.

Sunday, November 3

Fundraiser

11 a.m.
Little Christmas Fair for Hope
Stuff your socks at Pink Days In Bloom’s 8th Annual Little Christmas Fair for Hope! Taking place 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Rocket Bakery on Water Street. Admission $2 (children under age 12 admitted free of charge). In support of the Canadian Cancer Society of Newfoundland and Labrador and Daffodil Place. Featuring quality artisans, carolers and musicians, on-the-spot caricatures by Kevin Tobin, book signing by Bruce Templeton, raffle, 50-50 draw, festive prizes and surprises, and more. Order your fresh Christmas Wreaths for the Cure by The Wreath Maker, and light a bulb on the pink Tree of Hope in honour of someone. Volunteers for this event are breast cancer survivors and friends.

Friday, November 8

Live music

10:30 p.m.
Black Sheep
Performing at the Martini Bar. No cover. Happy hour until 11 p.m.

Saturday, November 9

Live music

10:30 p.m.
Black Sheep
Performing at the Martini Bar. No cover. Happy hour until 11 p.m.

Friday, November 15

Live music

10:30 p.m.
Stixx & Stones
Performing at the Martini Bar. No cover. Happy hour until 11 p.m.

Saturday, November 16

Live music

10:30 p.m.
Stixx & Stones
Performing at the Martini Bar. No cover. Happy hour until 11 p.m.

Friday, November 22

Live music

10:30 p.m.
Red City
Performing at the Martini Bar. No cover. Happy hour until 11 p.m.

Saturday, November 23

Live music

10:30 p.m.
Red City
Performing at the Martini Bar. No cover. Happy hour until 11 p.m.

Friday, November 29

Live music

10:30 p.m.
Dana Parsons Project
Performing at the Martini Bar. No cover. Happy hour until 11 p.m.

Saturday, November 30

Live music

10:30 p.m.
Dana Parsons Project
Performing at the Martini Bar. No cover. Happy hour until 11 p.m.


 

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