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Community events in and around St. John's from Monday, Jan. 21 to Friday, Jan. 25

Lady Cove Women’s Choir is delighted to host the world-renowned Rajaton on Jan. 29 at Holy Heart Theatre. Rajaton is a Finnish a cappella ensemble, founded in Helsinki in 1997. Tickets are $50 (plus box office surcharge) and can be purchased at the Holy Heart box office or online. There is also a limited number of VIP tickets available. See more information below.
Lady Cove Women’s Choir is delighted to host the world-renowned Rajaton on Jan. 29 at Holy Heart Theatre. Rajaton is a Finnish a cappella ensemble, founded in Helsinki in 1997. Tickets are $50 (plus box office surcharge) and can be purchased at the Holy Heart box office or online. There is also a limited number of VIP tickets available. See more information below. - Contributed

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Monday, January 21

Activities

Ongoing

Snowshoeing

The public is invited to snowshoe at Government House. When conditions are suitable and safe, bring your snowshoes, friends and family to the grounds during the day for a winter wellness break.

Arts

7 p.m.

The Writers’ Circle

Open to anyone wishing to discover or exercise their creative writing skills. The direction of the class will be determined by the dynamic of the group, but guided writing efforts are anticipated. During this time, students or people needing direction, proofreading or editing of their work may bring it along to St. James United Church for assistance from experienced leaders.

Ongoing

Funding opportunity

ArtsNL is accepting applications for its Annual Operating Program for Professional Arts Organizations. The deadline is Friday, Feb. 15. Organizational annual operations must start on/after April 15. Contact ArtsNL for details: 726-2212 or toll-free 1-866-726-2212 (N.L. only), email kmurphy@nlac.ca or visit http://www.nlac.ca/grants/aoppao.htm for info, video, and to apply.

Groups

10:30 a.m.

Guitar lessons

The St. John’s Retired Citizens’ Association offers guitar lessons for beginners at 10 Bennett Ave. every Monday from 10:30 a.m. until noon. Richard Harvey is an accomplished instructor and he welcomes anyone interested in learning to play guitar. The cost is just $5 per person per session.

3 p.m.

Loose Threads Sewing Studio

Our weekly sewing studio at St. James United Church is open to everyone. Whether you’re a seasoned sewer or a beginner, our class is open to you. Come and learn new skills, work on projects and enjoy the company.

Live Music

7 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

8:30 p.m.

Kelly McMichael and Friends

Performing at The Black Sheep.

10 p.m.

Damian Follett

Performing at Green Sleeves.

People

Ongoing

Call for Lives Lived segment

Each year ArtsNL prepares a video montage segment called Lives Lived, as part of the annual arts awards. It’s at that point of the program that we acknowledge the talents the arts community has lost over the last year. This is an opportunity for members of the community to forward names, a photo and a very brief note that commemorates a “life lived” in the arts. Forward information no later than Friday, March 29, 2019. Note that the segment running time may unfortunately limit the number of individuals shown during the show. Information can be emailed to ArtsNL communications officer Joshua Jamieson at jjamieson@nlac.ca. The 34th ArtsNL Arts Awards will take place Friday, June 7 in Eastport.

Tuesday, January 22

Activities

Ongoing

Snowshoeing

The public is invited to snowshoe at Government House. When conditions are suitable and safe, bring your snowshoes, friends and family to the grounds during the day for a winter wellness break.

Classes

10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 7 p.m.

Wisdom Healing Qigong

Come awaken the energy within! Relax! More wellness, more energy, more joy! Weekly daytime and evening classes with Sheila Leonard at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd., until March 5. Classes at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. for new and returning students. Class at 1:30 p.m. for returning students only. Focus is on postural alignment, gentle repetitive movements, visualization and sound, with focused intention and attention. Register at your first class. Call 727-7863 or visit www.sheilaleonard.ca for more information.

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

7 p.m.

Andrew Rodgers

Performing at Green Sleeves.

10 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Theatre

Upcoming

‘Offensive to Some’

Berni Stapleton’s “Offensive to Some,” a powerful portrayal of intimate-partner violence, returns by popular demand to the LSPU Hall Jan. 24-27. Directed by Ruth Lawrence and featuring Miranda MacDonald. Tickets available online at lspuhall.ca or by calling the Hall at 753-4531. Student, senior and artist rates are available.

Groups

7:30 p.m.

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.

Wednesday, January 23

Activities

12:30 p.m.

Lunch and Bridge

Lunch and bridge take place every Wednesday at the St. John’s Curling Club. Lunch is served at 12:30 p.m. sharp. Call Shirley Kelly at 754-3260 to book a table.

Ongoing

Snowshoeing

The public is invited to snowshoe at Government House. When conditions are suitable and safe, bring your snowshoes, friends and family to the grounds during the day for a winter wellness break.

Arts

Ongoing

Funding opportunity

ArtsNL is accepting applications for its annual Operating Program for Professional Arts Organizations. Deadline is Friday, Feb. 15. Organizational annual operations must start on/after April 15. Contact ArtsNL for details: 726-2212 or toll-free 1-866-726-2212 (N.L. only), email kmurphy@nlac.ca or visit http://www.nlac.ca/grants/aoppao.htm for info and video, and to apply.

Classes

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

T’ai Chi Chih

Come awaken the energy within! Relax! More wellness, more energy, more joy! Weekly daytime and evening classes with Sheila Leonard at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd., until March 6. Classes 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. Can register at your first class. Call 727-7863 or visit www.sheilaleonard.ca for more information.

8:30 p.m.

Downtown Comedy

Stand-up comedy every Wednesday night at Treble Lounge. Pay-what-you-can cover.

Live Music

7 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

10 p.m.

Damian Follett

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Radio

7:30-8 p.m.

VOWR Guest Interview

Barbara De Land speaks with Lisa Moore, acclaimed writer, playwright, artist and Memorial University professor of English, about the 2019 Sparks Literary Festival at Memorial’s school of music on Jan. 27 from 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. — an informal occasion that includes authors reading from their work, followed by lively question and answer periods. The Sparks one-day festival is free of charge, and is open to adults, not necessarily writers or readers. Tune in to VOWR radio at 800 on the AM dial, online at VOWR.org, or cable radio Rogers 945 or Bell Aliant 756.

Thursday, January 24

Classes

1:30 p.m., 7 p.m.

T’ai Chi Chih

Come awaken the energy within! Relax! More wellness, more energy, more joy! Weekly daytime and evening classes with Sheila Leonard at The Lantern (35 Barnes Rd.) until March 7. Classes at 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m., for returning students only. Refining our practice of the 20 gentle, repetitive movements, helping further increase the flow of our natural energy. Can register at your first class. Call 727-7863 or visit www.sheilaleonard.ca for more information.

Live Music

6:30 p.m.

Rob Cook

Performing at Green Sleeves.

11 p.m.

Glory Days

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Theatre

The 2018 Rhonda Payne Theatre Award will be presented in conjunction with the PerSIStence Theatre Company’s production of Berni Stapleton’s Offensive to Some presented by RCA Theatre, directed by Ruth Lawrence on Thursday, January 24, 2019. The performance begins at 8pm at the LSPU Hall, and the presentation of the award will take place after the show. The award honours the memory of actor, writer and director Rhonda Payne. It assists women theatre artists in Newfoundland and Labrador who are struggling to achieve their goals as actors or writers and comes with a $500 cash award. For information contact ArtsNL at 726-2212 or visit www.artsnl.ca

Comedy

9 p.m.

Jokes at John’s

Voted best comedy night in Newfoundland. Hosted by Jennifer Somerton and featuring a new headliner and lineup every Thursday at 9 p.m. No Cover at Trapper John’s, 2 George St.

Friday, January 25

Activities

Ongoing

Snowshoeing

The public is invited to snowshoe at Government House. When conditions are suitable and safe, bring your snowshoes, friends and family to the grounds during the day for a winter wellness break.

Live Music

5 p.m.

Rob Cook

Performing at Green Sleeves.

7:30 p.m.

Variety show

Traditional and country variety show at the Sheila NaGeira Theatre in Carbonear. Tickets ($15) available at the box office, or by email: princesssheila1@hotmail.com. Featuring: What Odds, Amanda Hulan, The Band She and The Bowman Family.

8 p.m.

Damian Follett

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Open mike

The St. John’s Retired Citizens’ Association’s open mike show is held on the last Friday of each month at 10 Bennett Ave. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. Admission is just $5. Canteen service is available. Come along and bring your friends.

10:30 p.m.

The Dana Parsons Project

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

Midnight

Derek Graham and John Ennis

Performing at Green Sleeves.

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