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VOWR guest interview — Barbara De Land speaks with author Calvin Evans and his granddaughter, opera singer Tonia Evans Cianciulli about how they came to co-write "The Heart's Obsession: an Intimate Biography of Newfoundland Songstress Georgina Stirling." Calvin and Tonia also talk about their writing and singing careers, respectively. Tune in from 7:30-8 p.m. on VOWR radio am 800, online at VOWR.org or cable radio: Rogers 945 or Bell Aliant 756.
VOWR guest interview — Barbara De Land speaks with author Calvin Evans and his granddaughter, opera singer Tonia Evans Cianciulli about how they came to co-write
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. —

Wednesday, October 9

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.

Children

Upcoming
Falling for Ducks and Leaves
Kids Club Program for October and November at The Fluvarium. Join us at The Fluvarium to explore the changing season. Together we will find a rainbow of leaves, feed the ducks and look across the marsh for new visitors. This is an outdoor program, so come dressed for the weather. We will finish with a fun fall story. Most Saturdays and Sundays from Oct. 12 to Nov. 24 at 1:30 p.m. except when other special programs are being offered. Program runs approximately 45 to 60 minutes. Fluvarium Kids programs are complimentary with admission. Ask about our annual family pass. For more information, contact 754-3474 or kids@fluvarium.ca.

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 chronic issues, or for ordinary day-to-day living. Weekly classes with Sheila Leonard at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd., from Oct. 2 to Dec. 11 at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. for new and returning students. Note: no class Oct. 9. Includes 20 gentle, repetitive movements that help increase the flow of our natural energy. Call 727-7863 or visit www.sheilaleonard.ca.  

7 p.m.
Cabot Toastmasters
Join us for a fun night out. Drop in to our meeting at Mount Pearl City Hall to meet a friendly group of people and learn about public speaking. For more information, simply Google Cabot Toastmasters.

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. It is a non-profit with low monthly membership fee. Scholarships available. Visit www.2017.fudoshinaikikai.ca.

Shopping

4:30 p.m.
International Bazaar
Every Wednesday from 4:30-9 p.m. visit the St. John’s Community Market for local and international food and crafts, fair-trade coffee and tea, 50-50 draws, raffle prizes and card games. Admission by donation to We Care Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador. 

Thursday, October 10

Art

5 p.m.
Site Specific – Opening Reception
Opening reception for new and beautifully rendered new works by David Baltzer at Red Ochre Gallery from 5-8 p.m. The exhibition, Site Specific, will show from Oct. 10 to Nov. 2 at the Red Ochre Gallery, 96 Duckworth St. Gallery hours are 10.30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday. This mid-career artist is continuing to gain much attention and recognition. Purchases made during the opening reception will receive a 10 per cent discount.

Classes and groups

1:30 p.m., 7 p.m.
T'ai Chi Chih  
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., Oct. 3 to Dec. 12 at 1:30 p.m. for returning students. Note: no class Oct. 10. Refining our practice of the 20 gentle, repetitive movements, helping further increase the flow of our natural energy. Call 727-7863 or visit www.sheilaleonard.ca.  

Live music

7 p.m.
Open Mic with Matthew Hornell
At the Peter Easton every Thursday from 7-10 p.m.

7:30 p.m.
Melodious Thunk
Onstage at the D.F. Cook Recital Hall: the MUN Wind Ensemble invites the Royal Newfoundland Regiment band for a shared concert, featuring David Biedenbender’s Melodious Thunk and works by Eric Whitacre, Michael Sweeney and Peter Meechan.

10:30 p.m.
The Uglysticks
Performing at Shamrock City on Water Street.

Meeting

7 p.m.
Happy City AGM
Join us at our annual general meeting at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd., to celebrate another year of civic engagement. We'll elect seven new board members, report on this year's activities and share exciting updates of the work to come. Light refreshments will be provided. For more details, including how to apply to be a board member, see our website: happycity.ca. Light snacks and beverages will be provided by Curry Delight. Vegan and gluten-free options will be available. 

Social

4 p.m.
Human Library
Human Library at Rocket Bakery from 4-6 p.m. The Human Library is designed to build a positive framework for conversations that can challenge stereotypes and prejudices through dialogue. The Human Library is a place where real people are on loan to listeners. A place where difficult questions are expected, appreciated and answered. Meet five guests we will call our “human books.” They will be available to check out for 15 minutes or so to have a chat, and tell you all about their lives, their language, their culture and more.

Upcoming
Fall card party
Helping Shriners help kids. The Ladies of the Sabre will have 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, call Sylvia Downey at 368-0696. 

Upcoming
Turkey dinner
Topsail United Church will hold a turkey dinner with dessert and tea/coffee on Saturday, Nov. 2 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 and are available by calling the church office at 834-4567.

Theatre

7:30 p.m.
Matilda
Peter MacDonald Productions presents “Matilda the Musical,” the story of an extraordinary little girl with extraordinary powers, onstage at the St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre from Oct. 10-12. Inspired by the genius of Roald Dahl. The Tony Award-winning “Matilda The Musical” is packed with a funny script, high-energy dance numbers and catchy songs. Children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination.
 


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