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Community events in and around St. John's, Thursday, February 21 to Saturday, February 23

A Wisdom Healing Qigong Retreat Day will be held Saturday from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. at Virginia Water Retreat House on beautiful Virginia Lake, 47 Parsonage Dr., St. John’s. Pre-register by contacting Sheila at 727-7863 or sheilaleonard@nf.sympatico.ca. More details on the news page at www.sheilaleonard.ca.
A Wisdom Healing Qigong Retreat Day will be held Saturday from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. at Virginia Water Retreat House on beautiful Virginia Lake, 47 Parsonage Dr., St. John’s. Pre-register by contacting Sheila at 727-7863 or sheilaleonard@nf.sympatico.ca. More details on the news page at www.sheilaleonard.ca. - Contributed

Thursday, February 21

Arts

2:30 p.m.

Coffee & Culture: Pretend Not to See Me

In celebration of her retrospective exhibition, “At Full Tilt: Colette Urban in Western Newfoundland,” join us for a screening of Katherine Knight’s documentary “Pretend Not to See Me,” followed by a guided exhibition tour. Included with admission to The Rooms. Free to Rooms members.

Choir

Upcoming

Let’s Make a Choir 2019

Let’s Make a Choir 2019, under the direction of Valerie Long and now in its fifth year, is open for registration. Come and enjoy a unique 10-week session for adults. It begins in March and culminates with a concert performance in June. No audition, no experience required, but tons of fun while learning choral music. For more information, visit heartnotes.net and follow the link for registration for “Let’s Make a Choir 2019” or email letsmakeachoir@gmail.com.

Classes and groups

1:30 p.m.

T’ai Chi Chih

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

Comedy

9 p.m.

Jokes at John's

Voted best comedy night in Newfoundland. Featuring a new headliner and lineup every Thursday at 9 p.m. No cover at Trapper John's, 2 George St.

Information

6:30 p.m.

Retirement Financial Management

Managing finances for retirement can seem daunting. Join us at A.C. Hunter Library to learn how to make your dollars stretch when you retire. Call 737-3950 to register.

Live Music

6:30 p.m.

Rob Cook

Performing at Green Sleeves.

7 p.m.

Arthur and Fred of The Navigators

Performing at Shamrock City Pub on Water Street.

Fergus O’Byrne

Performing at O’Reilly’s Pub.

9:30 p.m.

Open Mike

Every Thursday at Yes B’ys is open-mike night. Music, storytelling, comedy, poetry — if you can do it with a mike in public, you can do it here! 19+.

10:30 p.m.

Irish Descendants

Performing at O’Reilly’s Pub.

The Ugly Sticks

Performing at Shamrock City Pub on Water Street.

11 p.m.

Glory Days

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Upcoming

Music is Medicine Variety Show

Coming up on Saturday, March 2 at Holy Heart Theatre. All proceeds to Team Broken Earth and A Dollar A Day. Hosted by the CBC’s Anthony Germain. Performers include The Dogberries with Mary Barry, Holy Heart Jazz Band, Michelle Doyle, Holy Heart of Mary Performing Arts, Matt Wright, Lady Cove Women’s Choir, Julia Halfyard, “Ultrasound” featuring Fraser Loveys and Renee White, Paul Johnston, Stephanie Brazil, Travis Pickett, Shane Seal, Andrew Furey, and The Flu Fighters House Band featuring Sandy Morris, Craig Follett, Scott Mansfield, Doug Angel and Donny Fitzpatrick. Tickets ($35) available at holyhearttheatre.com.

Religion

7 p.m.

Finding God at Prayer

With Fr. Earl Smith SJ from 7-9 p.m. at Queen’s College on Prince Philip Drive.

Social

Upcoming

Annual Volunteerism Luncheon

Treat your volunteers to lunch on Tuesday, Feb. 26 at the Holiday Inn as the Community Sector Council NL kicks off celebrations for Volunteer Week 2019. National Volunteer Week is being celebrated April 7-13. Join us as we officially announce this year's theme and introduce the honorary chair. It’s a great opportunity to meet old friends and make new.

Friday, February 22

Activities

7 p.m.

Kirtan St. John’s

Kirtan St. John's is a weekly westernized kirtan group that meets on Friday evenings at the Shambhala Room, 120 LeMarchant Rd. If you are attending for the first time, message us on Facebook to confirm the location of kirtan, as we occasionally practice in other locations. For more information, message us on Facebook or email KirtanYYT@gmail.com.

Oscar-Nominated Shorts

In celebration of the 91st annual Academy Awards, join us at The Rooms for a special screening of the Oscar-Nominated Short Films. In partnership with the St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival. $10 per person. Ten per cent discount for Rooms members.

Children

Upcoming

Fluvarium’s Easter Camp

Connect with nature this spring break at the Fluvarium’s nature and art camp. We have four all-day camps from April 23-26. Open to grades K-2. $35 plus HST per session. There is limited spacing and preregistration is required. Join us at the Suncor Energy Fluvarium and connect with nature through art, games and exploration. This program will include arts and crafts and discovering more about the critters in and around the Fluvarium. We will have a special guest each day and campers get outdoors daily, and stay out longer if the weather co-operates. For more information or to register, call 754-3474 or email kids@fluvarium.ca.

Fundraiser

Upcoming

Coldest Night of the Year

Choices for Youth is encouraging St. John’s residents to bundle up and raise cold, hard cash for the annual Coldest Night of the Year walk. A family-friendly winter fundraising event for St. John's homeless and at-risk youth, the walk takes place on the afternoon of Feb. 23. Thousands of participants will take part in the walk in an anticipated 100 cities across Canada. By walking together in the chill of the winter, participants show solidarity with the experience of being on the streets during a cold Canadian winter, while raising funds to aid the work of Choices for Youth in providing much-needed support to members of our community. This is Choices for Youth’s sixth year taking part in the Coldest Night of the Year, and they’re aiming to raise $45,000 for their work with vulnerable youth in St. John’s. An anticipated 300 walkers are expected to brave the cold winter walk. Learn more or sign up to walk by visiting www.cnoy.org/stjohns.

Live Music

5 p.m.

Chris Hennessy

Performing at O’Reilly’s Pub.

Larry Foley and Kevin Evans

Performing at Shamrock City Pub on Water Street.

Rob Cook

Performing at Green Sleeves.

8 p.m.

Damian Follett

Performing at Green Sleeves.

The Reels

Performing at O’Reilly’s Pub.

8:30 p.m.

Carl Peters and Bob Taylor

Performing at Shamrock City Pub on Water Street.

10:30 p.m.

MissConduct

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

11 p.m.

Burgeo Speedwagon

Performing at Shamrock City Pub on Water Street.

11:30 p.m.

The Punters

Performing at O’Reilly’s Pub.

Midnight

Derek Graham and John Ennis

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Saturday, February 23

Children

1:30 p.m.

February Kids Club: For the Love of Wetlands

Kids Club Program for February at the Suncor Energy Fluvarium. Join us as we learn about wetlands and wildlife through activities and games. Come prepared to go outside. Membership to the Kids Club is free with admission to the Fluvarium. This program was developed by the local Ducks Unlimited chapter. Program length is about 45 to 60 minutes and can include an outdoor component, game, story and craft.

Fundraiser

2 p.m.

Coldest Night of the Year

Choices for Youth is encouraging St. John’s residents to bundle up and raise cold, hard cash for the annual Coldest Night of the Year walk. A family-friendly winter fundraising event for St. John's homeless and at-risk youth, the walk begins at Atlantic Place on Water Street. Thousands of participants will take part in the walk in an anticipated 100 cities across Canada. By walking together in the chill of the winter, participants show solidarity with those who experience being on the streets during a cold Canadian winter, while raising funds to aid the work of Choices for Youth in providing much-needed support to members of our community. This is Choices for Youth’s sixth year taking part in the Coldest Night of the Year, and they’re aiming to raise $45,000 for their work with vulnerable youth in St. John’s. Learn more or sign up to walk by visiting www.cnoy.org/stjohns.

Live Music

4 p.m.

Ron Kelly

Performing at Shamrock City Pub on Water Street.

5 p.m.

Bill Kelly

Performing at O’Reilly’s Pub.

6:30 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

7:30 p.m.

Carl Peters and Bob Taylor

Performing at Shamrock City Pub on Water Street.

8 p.m.

The Reels

Performing at O’Reilly’s Pub.

10:30 p.m.

MissConduct

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

11 p.m.

Burgeo Speedwagon

Performing at Shamrock City Pub on Water Street.

Third Fret

Performing at Green Sleeves.

11:30 p.m.

The Punters

Performing at O’Reilly’s Pub.

Religion

10:15 a.m.

Finding God in the Life of Jesus

“The Transfiguration” from 10:15-11:15 a.m. at St. Pius Parish on Smithville Crescent.

Classes and Groups

10 a.m.-4 p.m.

T’ai Chi Chih

Come “Awaken the Energy Within” in the quiet of Virginia Water Retreat House on beautiful Virginia Lake, 47 Parsonage Dr., St. John’s, for a Wisdom Healing Qigong Retreat Day from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23. Open to new and returning participants. Join us for the full day or for the morning or afternoon as your life and time allow. An invitation to step back from the busies of life and winter’s teasing to treat yourself. EnJOY! Welcome to bring along your lunch. I invite you to make a donation of food, money or your time to someone of your own choosing as an energy exchange. Please pre-register by contacting Sheila at 727-7863 or sheilaleonard@nf.sympatico.ca. More details on the news page at www.sheilaleonard.ca.

Theatre

Upcoming

Go!

Best Kind Productions is thrilled to announce the next instalment of the popular cabaret series, "Go! An Evening of Original Musical Theatre" on Feb. 28 and March 1. We’ve assembled an extraordinary lineup of our city's most brilliant stage performers, including Vicki Harnett, Timothy Matson, Kristin Murphy, Kiersten Noel and Calvin Powell. Each of the two nights provides a different concert experience, as we welcome special guests. On Feb. 28: Samantha Frew, Ava Walker, Connor Fagan and the Scuffin’ Puffins dance crew. On March 1: award-winning singer-songwriter Steve Maloney, and The Duds (Philip Goodridge and Melanie O’Brien). With Kyle McDavid, Andrew Small, Jacob Walsh and Kiersten Noel in the band, this promises to be two brilliant nights of music that you won’t want to miss. Go! get your tickets at the box office, by calling 753-4531, or Go! online to www.lspuhall.ca.


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