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Go Guide for Sept. 23

We are a non-competitive league that plays at the St. John’s Curling Club. We have openings available for new and/or experienced curlers. You curl once a week, and need to be available to curl Wednesday or Friday mornings as we rotate the day we curl each week.  You don’t need a team; individuals can join our league as we make up our teams at the start of each session. Our fall session goes from Oct. 2 until Dec. 13 for 11 games, for a cost of $143. Most of our curlers are seniors but any age is welcome. It’s a lot of fun, great exercise, and a really good bunch of friendly and helpful people. For more information or to register, either email bernicedallin@gmail.com or call 770-8141. Who knows, perhaps someday you could advance your game to match that of the Brad Gushue foursome, shown here in action at the Brier in 2017 and includes from left Brett Gallant, Gushue, Geoff Walker and Mark Nichols.  — File/Telegram
We are a non-competitive league that plays at the St. John’s Curling Club. We have openings available for new and/or experienced curlers. You curl once a week, and need to be available to curl Wednesday or Friday mornings as we rotate the day we curl each week. You don’t need a team; individuals can join our league as we make up our teams at the start of each session. Our fall session goes from Oct. 2 until Dec. 13 for 11 games, for a cost of $143. Most of our curlers are seniors but any age is welcome. It’s a lot of fun, great exercise, and a really good bunch of friendly and helpful people. For more information or to register, either email bernicedallin@gmail.com or call 770-8141. Who knows, perhaps someday you could advance you game to match that of the Brad Gushue foursome, shown here in action at the Brier in 2017 and includes from left Brett Gallant, Gushue, Geoff Walker and Mark Nichols. — File/Telegram - Juanita Mercer

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Monday, September 23

Activities

9 a.m.

Tours of Government House

Free tours of Government House are available Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. by appointment only. To request a tour, call Regina Whiteway at 729-2669 or email ReginaWhiteway@gov.nl.ca.

7:30 p.m.

Bingo

Bingo with escalating jackpot at St. John’s Retired Citizen’s Association (10 Bennett Ave.) takes place every Monday at 8 p.m. (doors open 7:30 p.m.). Paper cards $1 and $2 each. Jackpot cards $1 each or six for $5. Halftime break with tea and soft drinks provided. Open to the public, all are welcome. For more information, contact marylou_martinryan@hotmail.com.

Classes, groups, teams

7:30 p.m.

La Rose des Vents choir

Open rehearsal (in French) for anyone who’d like to try choral singing in French. This is a relaxed event: we’ll sing some fun songs and wrap up with a wine and cheese. All welcome: come along to 65 Ridge Rd. from 7:30-9 p.m. and try it out. A few spots are still open for our trip to France in April. For more information, write chorale@acfsj.ca or call 726-4900.

Upcoming

Curling

We are a non-competitive league that plays at the St. John’s Curling Club. We have openings available for new and/or experienced curlers. You curl once a week, and need to be available to curl Wednesday or Friday mornings as we rotate the day we curl each week. You don’t need a team; individuals can join our league as we make up our teams at the start of each session. Our fall session goes from Oct. 2 until Dec. 13 for 11 games, for a cost of $143. Most of our curlers are seniors but any age is welcome. It’s a lot of fun, great exercise, and a really good bunch of friendly and helpful people. For more information or to register, either email bernicedallin@gmail.com or call 770-8141.

Comedy

8:30 p.m.

Messed Up Mondays Open Mic

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. Anyone and everyone is welcome. No cover.

Fundraiser

Upcoming

Rennie’s River Duck Race
The 31st Annual RBC Rennie's River Duck Race Family Fun Day is coming up on Sunday, Sept. 29 from 12-3 p.m. The party will be river side on Rennie’s Mill Road between Carpasian Road and Portugal Cove Road. The race starts at Herder Bridge on Rennie’s River. Ducks drop at 2 p.m. There will be snacks, face painting, science and exploration booths, yoga, dance, photos with Rennie the Duck and lots more! Purchase tickets at The Fluvarium or any RBC branch. Contact Wandalee at 722-DUCK or info@fluvarium.ca for tickets or more information. For just $10 you can sponsor a duck, or three for $25 and have your chance to win one of three great prizes including a $4,000 travel voucher. Each ticket includes over $45 in coupons from our great business supporters from around the city. Funds from this event help support the environmental education, conservation and stewardship initiatives of the Quidi Vidi/Rennie’s River Development Foundation.

Religion

7 p.m.

God is Alive

Everyone is invited to our parish mission, “God is Alive: Light the Fire”. The theme for this second evening is, “Are You Ready?” Our facilitator is Greg Moulaison, who is both experienced and energetic in guiding many in spiritual renewal. Come to St. Pius X Parish (Smithville Crescet) from 7-8:15 p.m. Come along and bring a friend.

Tuesday, September 24

Classes and groups

7 p.m.

Free ESL Classes

The Association for New Canadians offers free evening English as a Second Language classes every Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. at the ESL Training Centre, 148 Elizabeth Avenue (off Smithville Crescent). For more information, or to register, phone 726-6848 or e-mail linc@ancnl.ca.

7:30 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-mic comedy every Tuesday at Yes B’ys. Pay what you can.

Fundraiser

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.

Live music

12:30 p.m.

Traditional 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.

Upcoming

Harvest Festival Concert

Topsail United Church presents its Harvest Festival Concert on Friday, Oct. 4 at 7:30 p.m. Featuring special guests Fergus O’Bryne, Baccalieu with Corey Reynolds, Brett Vey and Adam Squires, and the Dogberry Duo with Charlie Barfoot and Jack Daw. Tickets ($20) are available by calling the church office at 834-4567. All are welcome.

Religion

7 p.m.

God is Alive

Everyone is invited to our parish mission, “God is Alive: Light the Fire”. The theme for this third and final evening is, “Pick Yourself Up, Dust Yourself Off and Start All Over Again”. Our facilitator is Greg Moulaison, who is both experienced and energetic in guiding many in spiritual renewal. Come to St. Pius X Parish (Smithville Crescet) from 7-8:15 p.m. Come along and bring a friend.

Social

Upcoming

Fall card party

Helping Shriners help kids. The Ladies of the Sabre will be having their Fall card party at the Mazol Shrine Centre (530 Topsail Rd.) on Thursday, Oct. 17 at 7:30 p.m. Bring your own cards and basket. Tea and coffee will be served. $5. There will be arms-length tickets sold on prizes. To reserve your table, please call Sylvia Downey at 368-0696.

Storytelling

7 p.m.

Blast Off! Festival Launch

From 7-9 p.m. at The Rocket Room, Rocket Bakery, kick off the Storytelling Festival with visiting teller Sage Tyrtle and local favourites Chris Brookes, Randy Crane and host Dave Penny. Stick around for delicious nibbles by Rocket and tunes from Penny. $10 cash at the door. Cash bar.


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