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Community events in and around St. John's, Thursday, March 21 to Sunday, March 24

Looking for work? Immediate hiring? Do not miss the St. John’s job fair today from 1-3 p.m. at the Sheraton. Meet face to face with hiring companies in St. John's. Recruiters, HR managers, hiring companies, associations, employment agencies. Free admission for job seekers.
Looking for work? Immediate hiring? Do not miss the St. John’s job fair today from 1-3 p.m. at the Sheraton. Meet face to face with hiring companies in St. John's. Recruiters, HR managers, hiring companies, associations, employment agencies. Free admission for job seekers. - 123RF Stock Photo
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. —

Thursday, March 21

Activities

Upcoming

Earth Day Fair

The Fluvarium is hosting its annual Earth Day Fair on April 14 from noon-4 p.m. Again this year, watch for details about the Pop-Up Park that afternoon and the Mend-It Café. There will be idea booths for everyone, as well as activities for kids, door prizes, critter talks and fish feeding. Discover green ideas from local environmental organizations and discover great ideas for adults, youth and families alike who want to take the next step and become inspired. Admission by donation. Donations will be split 50-50 with the Community Food Sharing Association. You may also bring a previously loved kitchenware in good repair for Home Again. Watch for more details and programming for the day on our Facebook Event. If you have any questions about this event or would like to find out how to get involved, call 754-3474 or email info@fluvarium.ca.

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.

Employment

1 p.m.

Job Fair

Looking for work? Immediate hiring? Do not miss the St. John’s job fair from 1-3 p.m. at the Sheraton. Meet face to face with hiring companies in St. John's. Recruiters, HR managers, hiring companies, associations, employment agencies. Free admission for job seekers.

Film

2:30 p.m.

Coffee & Culture: Mohau Modisakeng

First presented at the South African Pavilion during the 2017 Venice Biennale, this three-channel video at The Rooms is a meditation on slavery's dismemberment of African identity. Each video portrays an individual whose boat is slowly sinking as they offer no resistance. It is a poetic confrontation of slavery's erasure of personal histories and the expendability of life. Although rooted in the history of colonialism in South Africa, the work resonates with Newfoundland's little-known connection to the slave trade. Low-grade salt cod was exported in the 1800s to feed slaves, indentured labourers and, later, free workers in the Caribbean.

Fundraiser

Ongoing

Neuropsychiatric Patients’ Association

The N.L. NPA is hosting a spring fundraiser in partnership with Vesey’s seeds. Get a start on your spring gardening. To place your order, contact a member of the NPA by email at npanl@live.com or call 740-4794. Deadline for orders is Friday, April 26. For more information, visit https://npanl0.wixsite.com/npacanada.

Groups

7 p.m.

Stuttering Support Group

The Newfoundland and Labrador Stuttering Association (NLSA) invites you to a meeting at the Reid Centre boardroom in Mount Pearl to discuss stuttering support groups in Newfoundland and Labrador. RSVP to gregog@rogers.com.

TOPS Club

The Iris Bonnell Memorial Chapter of TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) NL meets every Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Paul Reynolds Community Centre in the Frances Lambe Room No. 2. Come learn about TOPS and what it has to offer you. What do you have to lose? Email kathypower123@hotmail.com. Only $46 per year and $3 per week weigh-in fee.

Upcoming registration deadline

Positive Thinkers Club

The club will meet on Saturday, March 30 at the Bella Vista, featuring guest Mark Baker, who will discuss manifesting our dreams, and to do that, one must keep getting back up after failures. A delicious breakfast is included. Cost is $18 for members, $22 for non-members, and $20 for youth (under 25). Cash or cheque. Deadline to register is Thursday, March 28 at http://www.positivethinkersclub.ca.

Live Music

6:30 p.m.

Rob Cook

Performing at Green Sleeves.

7:30 p.m.

Colin Harris

Songwriters’ stage with Colin Harris at Erin’s Pub.

9:30 p.m.

Craig Young

Murphy’s Stout presents Craig Young, performing at the Newfoundland Embassy until 12:30 a.m.

11 p.m.

Glory Days

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Poetry

7:30 p.m.

Cornucopia

In celebration of World Poetry Day, the City of St. John’s presents Cornucopia: Poets and Poetry of St. John’s. Hosted by St. John’s poet laureate Mary Dalton at the St. John’s Welcome Centre, 348 Water St. Supported by Cox & Palmer. Readings by Andreae Callanan, Alison Dyer, Sarah Harris, Matthew Hollett, Robin McGrath, Don McKay, Anna Swanson, Laura Temple, Katie Vautour, Leslie Vryenhoek and Agnes Walsh.

Theatre

8 p.m.

‘Charlie: Son of Man’

Echo Productions presents “Charlie: Son of Man” March 21-24 at the LSPU Hall. Showtime is 8 p.m. with a 2 p.m. matinee on March 24. Tickets available at lspuhall.ca.

Upcoming

‘Stand By Your Nan’

Just a reminder that tickets are almost sold out for the VOWR Radio presentation of Spirit of Newfoundland’s dinner theatre “Stand By Your Nan” on Thursday, March 28 at the Masonic Temple, Cathedral Street. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., dinner starts at 7 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $85 per person with a tax receipt for $35. Call Wesley United Church at 579-3682, Marvin Barnes at 579-7900 or VOWR at 579-9233. Don’t be disappointed!

Social

Upcoming

Sheila’s Brush Brunch

St. Lawrence ACW in Portugal Cove will host a Sheila’s Brush brunch Saturday, March 23 from 10 a.m. to noon. The meal will be moose sausages, beef sausages, fried eggs, toutons, baked beans, toast, tea and coffee. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children. Door prize and 50-50 draws throughout the morning. Call 895-2215 or 895-3572 to book your tickets and help celebrate Sheila.

Workshops

Tomorrow

Public Programming for Museums

This one-day workshop will provide an introduction to developing public programming in museums, heritage organizations and galleries. Topics will include: a brief overview of museum education; learning theories and learning styles; the role of interpretation policy development in public programs; audience identification; program planning tips; program promotion and evaluation; and the role of interpretation and public programming in engaging our communities. This is an elective course for MANL's museum studies certificate program. Instructor is Anne Madden, MANL outreach officer. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required. For more information, contact MANL: 722-9034, manl@nf.aibn.com, or www.manl.nf.ca.

Friday, March 22

Conference

1 p.m.

Gauging Women’s Presence in Municipal Politics: Newfoundland and Labrador

Join Memorial University's Gender and Politics Lab in a discussion regarding women's role in municipal politics in Newfoundland and Labrador. The aim of the conference is to bring together elected officials, local stakeholders and representatives from civil society to discuss women’s presence at the municipal level, the challenges (and potential advantages) they face in elections and in municipal government, and the future of women in municipal government across Newfoundland and Labrador. We are excited to host this event at the local Farmers’ Market from 1-5:30 p.m. Drinks and snacks will be provided throughout the day. Register at http://bit.do/eKLzU.

Groups

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.

Live Music

5 p.m.

Chris Hennessy

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

Rob Cook

Performing at Green Sleeves.

8 p.m.

Damian Follett

Performing at Green Sleeves.

9:30 p.m.

Mark Manning

Performing at the Newfoundland Embassy until 12:30 a.m.

10:30 p.m.

Blacksheep

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

Midnight

Derek Graham and John Ennis

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Saturday, March 23

Groups

11 a.m.

Overeaters Anonymous

Regular support group meeting every Saturday from 11 a.m. to noon at the Carnell Building, 13-15 Pippy Pl.

Live Music

6:30 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

9:30 p.m.

Justin Martin

Performing at the Newfoundland Embassy until 12:30 a.m.

10:30 p.m.

Blacksheep

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

11 p.m.

Third Fret

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Public forum

Noon

Epilepsy Public Forum

Memorial University medical students will host an epilepsy public forum from noon-5 p.m. Saturday in Room 1M01, Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University. Registration is free and open to all: people living with epilepsy, their friends or families, people interested in medicine and people who want to learn more about the illness. The event is meant to bring together people living with epilepsy, their families, the public, health professionals and medical students to better understand epilepsy from different perspectives. Presentations will include an introduction to epilepsy, patient experiences, seizure first aid, anatomy of the brain, explanations of EEG and current research in epilepsy and more. To register or for more information about the speakers and topics, visit EpilepsyPublicForum.com.

Shopping

9 a.m.

St. John’s Farmers’ Market

Indoor/outdoor farmers' market with up to 70 vendors: fresh produce, prepared foods, hot food, crafts and more. Everything made, baked and grown locally. ATM and café on site. Weekly vendor lists, parking info and more at www.stjohnsfarmersmarket.ca.

Social

6 p.m.

Ballroom Latin Dance Formal

Memorial University’s Ballroom Latin Dance Club is hosting its formal with cocktail hour beginning at 6 p.m., followed by dinner and a dance. Tickets must be purchased in advance. For more information, visit munbldc.com.

Sunday, March 24

Live Music

7 p.m.

Derek Graham

Performing at Green Sleeves.

8:30 p.m.

Matthew Hornell

Performing at Erin’s Pub.

11 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Upcoming

Placentia Bay Matinee

A special day is planned for Sunday, April 7 at Oderin Hall at the Trinity Pub on George Street to celebrate the talent the Placentia Bay area has churned out over the decades, and highlight the heritage of the area. The show will take place early in the day, from 1-5 p.m., so you still can have a chance to go to Nan's for Sunday supper. Performers from all around Placentia Bay will take part in the matinee, with music by Placentia's Larry Foley & Mock Greene, East Isle Wind (from Little Bona), Kevin Hartley & Whisky in the Shade (from Dunville), and Kevin Pomeroy and friends (Merasheen). There will be a special reading by poet Agnes Walsh (from Placentia), with stories and Oderin Hall dedication by Gordon Lake. Freshwater's award-winning singer/songwriter and broadcaster, Colleen Power, will host the event. Tickets are $15. Pre-sales start on Monday, March 18 at The Trinity Pub.

Radio

2 p.m.

VOWR Guest Interview

Barbara De Land speaks with Jaclyn and Tennile Gruchy, sisters and co-owners of Twisted Sisters Boutique on Water Street. Jaclyn describes the boutique as offering clothing and other items, produced mostly in Canada, many with environmental priorities for the past fifteen years. The sisters talk about what they would like to see develop in the next few years. Tune in on radio at AM 800, online at VOWR.org, or cable radio Rogers 945 or Bell Aliant 756.

Social

2 p.m.

Meet and Greet

Join the boards of directors of The Agnes Pratt Home and Foundation for a meet and greet from 2-4 p.m. in The Agnes Pratt Home Chapel. Come find out more about us and our home. We would love to meet you. It takes a team to care. Light refreshments will be served.


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