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What's happening in St. John's area April 22 and beyond

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.
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. - Contributed

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Monday, April 22

Activities

10 a.m.

Earth Day at Geo Centre

Help the Geo Centre staff celebrate Earth Day by joining us for themed family activities 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fun and games include science demos, scavenger hunts, touch tank and blubber gloves presentation. All activities are included with the cost of admission.

Children

9 a.m.

‘Just Gym’ Camp

A camp for preschool athletes ages three to four. Three hours of fun every day! This camp will have a combination of gymnastics, games, activities and crafts. Register by calling Cygnus Gymnastics (20 Lake Ave.) at 739-8197.

Groups

3 p.m.

Loose Threads Sewing Studio

Looking to join a sociable group? Loose Threads Sewing Studio meets every Monday in the Fellowship Room at St. James United Church. No matter your gender, age, ability or faith, drop in any time from 3-6 p.m. Bring along a project you are working on or start a new one. Relax, sew, chat, laugh, receive help and friendship from others in a very informal atmosphere. No cost – just bring your own materials, equipment and refreshments if you wish. You do not have to be a member of St. James. For information, contact 722-1881 or susan@stjamesuc.org.
Note: St. James is an accessible venue. Please use the side entrance. On bad weather days, this event may be cancelled. Call or email in advance to check.

7 p.m.

Writers’ Circle

Need help with an assignment or writing creatively? Want to share your reflection with others or learn from them? Join the Writers’ Circle at St. James United Church (Fellowship Room) – a participant-driven, informal, friendly group open to everyone. Come relax, chat over coffee or tea and write. For more information, contact 722-1881, ext. 200. St. James is an accessible venue; elevator at side entrance.

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.

8 p.m.

MusicNL open mic

Weekly open mic at The Ship. Hosted this week by Selina Boland.

10 p.m.

Damian Follett

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Sports

7 p.m.

St. John’s Edge vs the Kitchner-Waterloo Titans in Game 2 of the Central Division Finals at Mile One Centre.

Tuesday, April 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. To book a tour, contact Regina Whiteway at 729-2669 or email ReginaWhiteway@gov.nl.ca.

2 p.m.

Giant Squid – Easter week at The Rooms

Make your own giant squid with great big googly-eyes. It’s a great way to find out how the real animal is put together – from tentacles to tail fin. Included with admission. Free to Rooms members. Thi activity runs from 2 to 4 p.m.

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.

Classes and groups

10:30 a.m., 1:30 and 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 Road, April 2 until May 21. 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, sound, with focused intention and attention. Register at your first class. Call 727-7863 or visit www.sheilaleonard.ca for more information.

7 p.m.

Free ESL Classes

The Association for New Canadians is offering free evening English as a second language classes beginning Tuesday at the ESL Training Centre, 148 Elizabeth Ave. (off Smithville Crescent). To register, phone 726-6848 or email linc@ancnl.ca.

Meditation, The Silent Teaching

Basic meditation practices offered by Sri Chinmoy Meditation Centre at St. John’s College Chapel will include breathing, concentration, posture, visualization exercises, chanting and guided meditations. No prior experience is necessary. Please register in advance: 237-1611.

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

Live music

12:30 p.m.

Trad 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.

7 p.m.

Andrew Rodgers

Performing at Green Sleeves.

10 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Theatre

8 p.m.

The Maltese Bodkin

St. John’s Players presents “The Maltese Bodkin” on the main stage as part of the 70th Annual Provincial Drama Festival. This hilarious comedy mystery brings together the modern detective world and Shakespearean characters all on Shakespeare’s birthday! Join us for a good laugh and great celebration at the St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre. Tickets on sale now at 729-3900 or at artsandculturecentre.com.

Wednesday, April 24

Activities

10 a.m.

A Walk in the Hall

St. Pius X Parish is hosting A Walk in the Hall from 10-11:30 a.m. in the Parish Hall adjacent to St. Pius X Church on Smithville Crescent. Please wear dry, supportive shoes. Everyone is welcome, including canes and walkers. Tea and coffee will be available. Come along, bring a friend, have a chat and take a walk.

2 p.m.

Fun with Treasure Maps

We’ll have tons of fun as we use brown paper and teabags to create a treasure map the whole family will enjoy. Map your own backyard and challenge your family and friends to find the hidden treasures. Included with admission to The Rooms. Free to Rooms members. This activity runs from 2-4 p.m.

7 p.m.

120s at The Rooms

Have you always wanted to learn how to play 120s but have never had the chance? Join our enthusiastic volunteer instructors as they share their love of this iconic card game. Spaces are limited and pre-registration is recommended for each session. To register, please contact Visitor Services at 757-8090.

Engaging Evenings: Peg Bearskin

Have you ever heard the story of “Peg Bearskin”? Peg’s big, ugly, and hairy, yes, but she’s also smart enough and brave enough to outsmart a witch, help a king, and find husbands for her two beautiful sisters and for herself. Join Andy Jones at The Rooms as he walks us through this classic folktale from Placentia Bay and shows the all-new illustrations in his recently released edition of this book. Included with admission. Free to Rooms members.

Trivia

Join us at The Battery Café every Wednesday night 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! Weekly daytime and evening classes with Sheila Leonard at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd., April 3 until May 22. Classes at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. are for new and returning students. Includes 20 easy-to-learn, gentle, repetitive movements that help increase the flow of natural energy. Register at your first class. Call 727-7863 or visit www.sheilaleonard.ca for more information.

Live music

6:30 p.m.

Derek Graham

Performing at Green Sleeves Uptown.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

10 p.m.

Damian Follett

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Radio

7:30 p.m.

VOWR Guest Interview

Barbara De Land speaks with Dr. Jonathan Power, research officer with the National Research Council of Canada in St. John’s. They speak about the St. John’s NRC facility, the work he is doing to solve the problems affecting marine safety, specifically improving the design and materials of lifesaving clothing to be worn for most types of marine emergencies in marine vessels of all types. Tune in on VOWR radio AM 800, online at VOWR.org. or on cable radio Rogers 945 or Bell Aliant 756.

Thursday, April 25

Fundraiser

Upcoming

Flipper dinners

Wesley United Church will be holding three flipper dinners (with dessert, tea and coffee), on the following Thursdays: May 9, May 23, and June 6 at 6 p.m each day. Eat-in only, there are no take-outs available. Tickets are $25. Call Pheobe Sheppard at 726-1689, Marvin Barnes at 579-7900 or the church office at 579-3682.

Live music

6:30 p.m.

Rob Cook

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Jeremy Dicks

Performing at Green Sleeves Uptown.

11 p.m.

Glory Days

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Public lecture

7 p.m.

Bay d’Espoir hydro plant

In this presentation, Jennifer Williams, president Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro, will explain how the Bay d’Espoir plant – located 170 kilometres from the Trans-Canada Highway in Central Newfoundland – helped pave the way for electrification of the island more than 50 years ago, and uses water, rain and snow to provide highly reliable electricity supply to this day. Admission is free. Free parking is available in lot 60. All are welcome. Reception to follow.

Friday, April 26

Live music

5 p.m.

Rob Cook

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves Uptown.

7:30 p.m.

Fully Furnished
A concert in aid of Home Again Furniture Bank, happening at St. Mark’s Anglican Church. Cool jazz and soul grooves by The Resolution and Kathy Stock, and the classical guitar stylings of Ben Diamond. Proceeds help St. Mark’s Anglican Church support Home Again Furniture Bank. Get off your couch and help give one to someone else! Tickets $10 advance, $15 at the door, online through EventBrite, or by calling St. Mark’s at 726-3213. Doors Open at 7 p.m. All ages.

Open mic

Open mic at St. John’s Retired Citizen’s Association, 10 Bennett Ave., takes place the last Friday of each month. Music starts at

7:30 p.m. Admission $5. Canteen service. Open to public, all are welcome.

8 p.m.

Damian Follett

Performing at Green Sleeves.

9:30 p.m.

Des Gambin and Craig Young

Performing at Green Sleeves Uptown.

10:30 p.m.

MissConduct

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

Midnight

Derek Graham and John Ennis

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Saturday, April 27

Activities

10 a.m.

Everyone Welcome Swims

Free swimming, everyone welcome, at H.G.R. Mews Community Centre from 10-11:50 a.m. and at Paul Reynolds Community Centre from 2:15-3:45 p.m.

Art

12 p.m.

Artists-in-Residence

Arts Northeast will be the artists-in-residence at the Water Street Gallery, second floor of the Heritage Shop on Water Street from April 27 to June 23. Each of the five artists will create new works during their residency. They are Brenda Rowe, Michelle Whitten LaCour, Joan Roberts, Dora Cooper and Pay Hayden-Ryan. Artists will be present Wednesdays through Sundays from 12-5 p.m. The grand opening is April 27 from 12-5 p.m.

Books

2 p.m.

Terry Doyle

Terry Doyle will be at Broken Books on Duckworth Street from 2-4 p.m. signing copies of his debut short story collection, “Dig”. Drop by to have a chat and pick up your signed copy of “Dig”!

Live music

5 p.m.

Colin Harris

Performing at Green Sleeves Uptown.

6:30 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

7:30 p.m.

Spring Spectacular 2019

Presented by the Anchormen Barbershop Chorus. Featuring: The Dunne Family from Ferryland, Julia Halfyard and The Decibelles Women's Choir. Performing at D.F. Cook Recital Hall at the MUN School of Music. Tickets $20 (call Brian at 330-0889 or purchase online at Anchormen.ca/Events).

9:30 p.m.

Derek Graham and John Ennis

Performing at Green Sleeves Uptown.

10:30 p.m.

MissConduct

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

11 p.m.

The Bakeapples

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Sunday, April 28

Activities

2 p.m.

Neighbourhood Celebrations

Pop in to one of St. John’s community centres for a free, fun-filled family event including carnival games, cartoon characters, crafts and more. Celebrations happening at the following community centres: Paul Reynolds Community Centre, H.G.R. Mews Community Centre, Southlands Community Centre, Kilbride Lions’ Community Centre, Shea Heights Community Centre and Goulds Community Centre. Attendees are encouraged to wear purple or yellow to celebrate the City of St. John’s Recreation Division receiving the HIGH FIVE Accreditation, the highest level of quality and safety in children’s sport and recreation programs.

Live music

7 p.m.

Cameron Crozman

A rare and intimate performance with “Canada's next big cello star” (CBC Music) in the scenic Quidi Vidi Taproom. Program to include works written for solo cello by Bach, Britten, Cassado and more. Tickets just $20 and available online or at the door. Presented by the Tuckamore Festival. For more information, visit tuckamorefestival.ca.

Dave Whitty

Performing at Green Sleeves.

11 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Radio

2 p.m.

VOWR Guest Interview

Barbara De Land speaks with Bill Hickey, 44th Baden Powell Scouting Guild Master, about Scouting history in Newfoundland, what the Baden Powell Scouting Guild is, and his work as Scouting Guild Master. He will also discuss his radio work in Corner Brook and St. John’s, and his work for many years as a federal government communications officer which included the traumatic days of the Newfoundland Cod Moratorium. Tune in either on Sunday 2-2:30 p.m., or the following Wednesday 7:30-8 p.m. at VOWR radio AM 800, online at VOWR.org, or on cable radio Rogers 945 or Bell Aliant 756.

Monday, April 29

Classes and groups

7 p.m.

Writers’ Circle

Need help with an assignment or writing creatively? Want to share your reflection with others or learn from them? Join the Writers’ Circle at St. James United Church (Fellowship Room) – a participant-driven, informal, friendly group open to everyone. Come relax, chat over coffee or tea and write. For more information, contact 722-1881, ext. 200. St. James is an accessible venue; elevator at side entrance.

Live music

7 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

10 p.m.

Damian Follett

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Tuesday, April 30

Live music

7 p.m.

Andrew Rodgers

Performing at Green Sleeves.

10 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Wednesday, May 1

Radio

7:30 p.m.

VOWR Guest Interview

Barbara De Land speaks with Bill Hickey, 44th Baden Powell Scouting Guild Master, about Scouting history in Newfoundland, what the Baden Powell Scouting Guild is, and his work as Scouting Guild Master. He will also discuss his radio work in Corner Brook and St. John’s, and his work for many years as a federal government communications officer which included the traumatic days of the Newfoundland Cod Moratorium. Tune in on VOWR radio AM 800, online at VOWR.org, or on cable radio Rogers 945 or Bell Aliant 756.

Friday, May 3

Live Music

10:30 p.m.

The Dana Parsons Project

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

Saturday, May 4

Live Music

10:30 p.m.

The Dana Parsons Project

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

Sunday, May 5

Live Music

4 p.m.

Days of Beauty

Aurora Women’s Choir presents Days of Beauty at Holy Trinity Church, Convent Lane, Torbay. Special guest musicians Jennifer Johnson & the Young Virtuosi of the St. John’s Suzuki Talent Education Program (STEP). Tickets $20 regular, $18 student/senior, 12 years and under free. Non-perishable food donations to the Northeast Avalon Food Bank gratefully accepted.

Friday, May 10

Arts and crafts

7 p.m.

Quilting presentation

Krista Hennebury’s trunk show, Poppyprint: The Search for Signature Style, will be held at The Lantern (36 Barnes Rd.) from 7-9 p.m. $10. Hosted by the St. John’s Modern Quilt Guild. For more information, email stjohnsmqg@gmail.com.

Live music

10:30 p.m.

Red City

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

Saturday, May 11

Live music

10:30 p.m.

Red City

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

Shopping

9 a.m.

Flea market

The Church of St. Mary the Virgin on Craigmiller Avenue will be holding a flea market in the Canon Stirling Auditorium. Doors open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Sunday, May 12

Arts and crafts

10 a.m.

Quilting workshop

Krista Hennebury workshop, Cutting Garden, happening at Sew Many Stitches (62-64 Pippy Pl.) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $90. Fee includes pattern. Availability for 10 participants. Hosted by the St. John’s Modern Quilt Guild.

Monday, May 13

Arts and crafts

10 a.m.

Quilting workshop

Krista Hennebury workshop, Variegated Threads, happening at The Fabric Merchant (214 Duckworth St.) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $90. Fee includes pattern. Availability for 10 participants. Hosted by the St. John’s Modern Quilt Guild.

Groups

7 p.m.

Writers’ Circle

Need help with an assignment or writing creatively? Want to share your reflection with others or learn from them? Join the Writers’ Circle at St. James United Church (Fellowship Room) – a participant-driven, informal, friendly group open to everyone. Come relax, chat over coffee or tea and write. For more information, contact 722-1881, ext. 200. St. James is an accessible venue; elevator at side entrance.

Tuesday, May 14

Live Music

7:30 p.m.

Choir Folk

Coastal Sounds Community Choir presents Choir Folk at Topsail United Church in C.B.S. Special guest choir Holy Spirit High School's VIVA under the direction of Gwen Carroll. Tickets $20 regular, $18 student/senior, 12 years and under free. Non-perishable food and cash donations to the C.B.S/Paradise Community Food Bank gratefully accepted.

Saturday, May 18

Arts and crafts

10 a.m.

Quilting workshop

Krista Hennebury workshop, Round Peg, Square Hole (or Quarter Round), happening at St. Peters Parish Hall (110 Ashford Dr.) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $90. Fee includes pattern. Availability for 20 participants. Hosted by the St. John’s Modern Quilt Guild.

Sunday, June 2

Shopping

10 a.m.

Record Fair NL

This event will be held on Sunday, June 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Holiday Inn located at 180 Portugal Cove Rd. in St John’s. Admission is $2 while those under 12 are admitted for free. This event will have more tables, more vendors and a bigger space for participants to enjoy. If you need more, please go to: http://www.recordfairnl.com .

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