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Tango workshops with Roxanna and Fabian Belmonte, world-renowned performers and tango instructors, take place Thursday, Oct. 3 through Sunday, Oct. 6 at the St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre. Visit www.tangoontheedge.ca for registration information.
Tango workshops with Roxanna and Fabian Belmonte, world-renowned performers and tango instructors, take place Thursday, Oct. 3 through Sunday, Oct. 6 at the St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre. Visit www.tangoontheedge.ca for registration information. - 123RF Stock Photo
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. —

Wednesday, October 2

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

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.

9:45 p.m.

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.

Radio

7:30 p.m.

VOWR Guest Interview

Barbara De Land speaks with Michael O'Keefe, Newfoundland's Rhodes Scholar from 2018-20 at Oxford University, about his plans to combine work from his public policy studies this year, and his first-year vocal music studies in concrete ways: through an international organization that will enrich people's lives. He also describes the thrill he felt during his memorable interview with cellist Yo-Yo Ma.

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.

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 3

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.

Dance

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

Alice and More Wonderlands

The Mad Hatter, Queen of Hearts, Tweedledum and Tweedledee — Kittiwake Dance Theatre presents Martin Vallée’s one-act ballet “Alice!” Also on the bill is Vallée's Soundscapes and the world premiere of tanhà: the spectrum of desire by Montreal choreographer Edgar Zendejas. With music performed by the Strong Harbour Strings Faculty Collective. It is a show the whole family will enjoy. Tickets are $10 for the special matinee performance, and $40 for the 7:30 p.m. performance. Available at artsandculturecentre.com.

Election

7:30 p.m.

100 Debates on the Environment

The “100 Debates on the Environment” candidates’ debate for St. John's East is from 7:30-9:30 p.m. in the D.F. Cook Recital Hall, Music Building, Memorial University. The event is organized nationally by GreenPAC, a non-partisan, non-profit organization working to elect and support environmental leaders of all major parties running for office, and locally with Social Justice Co-operative NL, Too Big To Ignore, Fishing For Success, and several partners at Memorial University, including the department of political science and the department of sociology. Moderated by CBC journalist Chris O'Neill-Yates and hosted by Memorial University distinguished research professor Barb Neis, the debate is meant to be an opportunity to meaningfully increase the level of environmental leadership within Canada’s federal political system and to bring Canadians together on this pressing issue.

Live music

7 p.m.

Open Mic with Matthew Hornell

At the Peter Easton every Thursday from 7-10 p.m.

Social

6 p.m.

Jigg’s Dinner and Cards

The Fall Fair Committee with Wesley United Church is holding a Jigg’s dinner and a game of auction. Tickets are $25 and will need to be bought and paid for in advance – there are just a few left. Call Pheobe at 726-1689, or Marvin at 579-7900.

Friday, October 4

Classes and groups

10:30 a.m.

Taoist Tai Chi
New beginner Taoist Tai Chi classes starting Friday, Oct. 4 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. in the Gleneyre room, Paul Reynolds Centre, 35 Carrack Dr. For further information, call 579-5276 or view www.taoist.org.

Live music

10:30 p.m.

MissConduct

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

Shopping

4:30 p.m.

Friday Evening at the Market

On the first Friday of every month, the St. John’s Farmers' Market is your after-work stop. Open 4:30-9:30 p.m. Grab a meal from a hot food vendor, some take-home treats from a prepared food vendor or something beautiful from one of our artisans. Live music, cash bar in the cafe (the rest of the market is family-friendly) and lots of friendly faces.

Social

Upcoming

Fall Fair

Wesley United Church’s annual fall fair will be held on Saturday, Oct. 19 starting at 10 a.m. with the usual sale of goods and morning coffee at a cost of $5. At 5:30 p.m. there will be a cold-plate dinner at a cost of $20. Dinner will be followed by an auction. Tickets for the dinner can be obtained from Pheobe Sheppard at 726-1689, Marvin Barnes at 579-7900 or the church office at 579-3682.


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