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Go Guide for June 17

Monday, June 17

Activities

8 a.m.

Together: A Day on the Town

A new photography exhibit by the Association for New Canadians (ANC) is on display at St. John’s City Hall in the Wyatt Hall until Thursday, June 27. “Together: A Day on the Town” documents the first visit of ANC students to some of St. John’s most popular destinations and sites. The exhibit is available for public viewing weekdays 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. A reception will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 20 to celebrate the exhibit.

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

The St. John’s Retired Citizens Association’s bingo is held every Monday night at 10 Bennett Ave. The doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the games start at 8 p.m. The cost is just $5 per card. The escalating jackpot is around $1,000.

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.

Live music

7 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves Downtown.

Pops Concert

St. James United Church invites everyone to their spring Pops Concert from 7-9 p.m. It’s a presentation of film music, show tunes, jazz standards and video game music composed over the past 60 years. Come enjoy an evening of varied instrumental and vocal music featuring: the St. James Jazz Trio; Scott Hewlett, guitarist; Alison Petten and Kiersten Noel, singers; and Amy Dalziel, St. James’ organist and Associate Music Director. Admission: $10 adults, $5 children. Cash only. All proceeds will go towards the Music Ministry at St. James United Church. For information, call 722-1881, ext. 200. For tickets, visit the church office Monday to Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., or buy at the door. St. James is an accessible venue with a wheelchair ramp, an accessible washroom and listening devices.

10 p.m.

Damian Follett

Performing at Green Sleeves Downtown.

Tuesday, June 18

Activities

10 a.m.

Tranquil Tuesdays

Join the A.C. Hunter Library and our friends for meditation, mindfulness and fitness at the library. Today’s session will be gentle yoga with Loretta O’Leary of Hot Yoga Bodies. Please bring a yoga mat if you have one, and dress in comfortable clothes and footwear. Space is limited so please call 737-3950 to register with your library card. No card, no problem. They are free. Register online at www.nlpl.ca or call for more information. Session is for adults.

6:30 p.m.

Fish Cakes & Accordions Experience

O’Brien’s Music is partnering with Rocket Bakery to offer a unique hands-on experience with the quintessential Newfoundland folk instrument: the button accordion. Come and find out all about how the instrument works and we’ll even help you try your hand at playing a tune. While you listen to traditional Newfoundland tunes played on a variety of different instruments, you’ll learn about how the button accordion came to be so popular in Newfoundland and you’ll enjoy Rocket Bakery’s take on a traditional fish cake dinner featuring two of Rocket’s special kitchen party fish cakes, salad, dessert and tea or coffee. Beer and wine available, too. Tickets ($45) available on Eventbrite. This event runs Tuesdays 6:30-8 p.m. until Sept. 24.

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.

Learn to Meditate

Free course from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Arts & Administration Building, Memorial University, in room AA1046. If driving, park in the music school parking area. Call 237-1611 to register. Meditation helps to relax the body and quiet the restless mind. No prior experience is necessary. Basic meditation practices offered will include breathing, concentration, posture, visualization exercises, chanting and guided meditations. All of our introductory workshops lead to a free follow-up intermediate meditation course for those who are interested to practice regularly. For more information, visit stjohnsmeditation.org.

Comedy

9:30 p.m.

Jest B’ys

Open-mic comedy every Tuesday at Yes B’ys. Pay what you can.

Groups

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.

Live music

7 p.m.

Andrew Rodgers

Performing at Green Sleeves Downtown.

10 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves Downtown.

Wednesday, June 19

Activities

10 a.m.

Refugee Week open house

The Association for New Canadians’ ESL School (148 Elizabeth Ave.) invites everyone to meet the adult ESL students and learn about their cultures of origin. Between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m., enjoy conversation opportunities, cultural booths and demonstrations (coffee ceremony, dances, scarf and hijab wrapping, etc.). At 1 p.m., a short concert of music, dance, and song goes ahead in the cafeteria. Global Eats, the ANC’s social enterprise food truck, will make its first appearance with a limited sampling menu at introductory prices. Everyone is welcome. There is no admission fee.

Information

7 p.m.

Classics in Newfoundland: An Unexpected Presence
 

What do ancient Greece and Rome have to do with Newfoundland? Dr. Luke Roman from the Department of Classics at Memorial University will explore the presence of Greco-Roman antiquity in the history and cultures of Newfoundland and Labrador. This voyage through unexpected corners of the province’s history will include some interesting stops along the way: the teaching of Latin in the schools; Wilfrid Grenfell’s admiration of “the Greek perfection of body”; the appearance of Dido, Queen of Carthage, in the annals of Newfoundland lexicography; and the fierce attacks on rivals waged in print by John F. Morris, editor of The Register and professor of literature and classics at St. Bonaventure’s College. Lecture takes place in The Rooms theatre from 7-8 p.m. and is included with admission.

Get job ready

With Lisa Lovelady at the A.C. Hunter Library. Didn’t get that summer job? Need to spruce up your resume? We can help. Please call 737-3950 to register for resume formatting from 7-8 p.m. Teens and adults welcome.

7:30 p.m.

Family History Society lecture

A special Family History Society lecture will take place at the Hampton Hall at the Marine Institute on Ridge Road. The speaker will be Dolph Grant who will give a talk about Gaultois. There is no charge for admission.

Live music

2 p.m., 7 p.m.

We Play For You

From fiddle to accordion, from harp to vocals, come check out our amazing local talent as they fill The Rooms with music and song from our province's rich musical heritage. You can sing along, tap your toes or just sit back and delight in the experience. Included with admission. Event takes place in the level three atrium from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.

6:30 p.m.

Colin Harris

Performing at Green Sleeves Uptown.

7 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves Downtown.

10 p.m.

Damian Follett

Performing at Green Sleeves Downtown.


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