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Community events in and around St. John's, Wednesday, March 20 to Saturday, March 23

Spear points, pendants, snow goggles, pipes, lures and pottery shards — many unique items have been found by archeologists digging in our province. Join the Newfoundland and Labrador Archeological Society at The Rooms to explore these artifacts and more between 5 and 9 p.m.
Spear points, pendants, snow goggles, pipes, lures and pottery shards — many unique items have been found by archeologists digging in our province. Join the Newfoundland and Labrador Archeological Society at The Rooms to explore these artifacts and more between 5 and 9 p.m. - 123RF Stock Photo
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. —

Wednesday, March 20

Activities

5 p.m.

Archeology Nook

Spear points, pendants, snow goggles, pipes, lures and pottery shards — many unique items have been found by archeologists digging in our province. Join the Newfoundland and Labrador Archeological Society at The Rooms to explore these artifacts and more between 5 and 9 p.m.

Classes and groups

6:10 p.m.

Bully Beware

Tired of being bullied or having your child bullied? You are not alone. The Mount Pearl School of Martial Arts has a well-structured program to arm you and/or your child with the know-how and techniques to recognize, defuse and defend against bullying. Our Bully Beware program runs Wednesday and Sunday evenings and is only one element of our school’s comprehensive martial arts program. Gain self-confidence through self-defence. Contact Pat Cochrane at 682-0335 for details.

7 p.m.

Cabot Toastmasters Club

Is a fear of public speaking holding you back? Drop in to our meeting at Mount Pearl City Hall to learn what we're all about. For more information, simply Google: Cabot Toastmasters.

PsoriasisNL

PsoriasisNL invites those affected by psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis to join our community support group. Meetings are held at the Blackmarsh Road Dominion community room on the third Wednesday of each month. All are welcome.

7:30 p.m.

Aikido

Aikido is an effective martial art with an ethical approach: use the aggressor's energy against them without harming them. Get fit and focused while having fun. Fudoshin is a welcoming place for everyone. It is a non-profit with a low monthly membership fee; no one is turned away for financial reasons. For more information, visit www.2017.fudoshinaikikai.ca.

Live Music

7 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

9:30 p.m.

High & Lonesome Bluegrass

Performing at Erin’s Pub.

10 p.m.

Damian Follett

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Radio

7:30 p.m.

VOWR Guest Interview

Barbara De Land speaks with George Murphy, former MHA, current manager of Jiffy Cabs, and weekly research-based reporter of local gasoline and oil conditions and prices. Murphy speaks about his interest, experience and participation in these areas. Tune in on radio at AM 800, online at VOWR.org, or cable radio Rogers 945 or Bell Aliant 756.

Social

Noon

Global Tour Cultural Showcase

The Association for New Canadians is celebrating Multiculturalism Week 2019 and its 40th anniversary. The Global Tour Cultural Showcase highlights the cultures of our English as a second language students with entertainment, displays, presentations, food and a fashion show. All are welcome to this free event from noon-2 p.m. in the St. Piux X Parish Hall, 148 Elizabeth Ave. (off Smithville Crescent).

12:30 p.m.

Lenton Worship and Communion

All are warmly welcome to join Rev. Brian Colbourne and others at St. James United Church for an informal Lenten worship and communion every Wednesday at lunchtime from March 13 to April 17. Bring your lunch to share time with us afterward, and enjoy the warmth of our community as we explore and share our faith together during this significant time in the Christian calendar. Please enter through the side door. For more information, call 722-1881 or write to revbrian@stjamesuc.org. Also visit www.stjamesuc.org or our Facebook page.

2 p.m.

Lenton Services

Wesley United Church will hold Lenten services each Wednesday during Lent in the chapel at 2 p.m. All are welcome to attend.

4 p.m.

Sharing Our Cultures – Public Reception

Join us at The Rooms as we celebrate the 20th anniversary of Sharing Our Cultures. Our vision is to connect culturally diverse school youth, foster belonging and acceptance among all school children, be relevant within the schools and province, and contribute to an inclusive and cohesive society. You are invited to be a part of the celebration as we launch the 20th year with this public event from 4-8 p.m.

Thursday, March 21

Activities

Upcoming

Earth Day Fair

The Fluvarium is hosting our 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, contact us at 754-3474 or info@fluvarium.ca.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Friday, March 22

Live Music

5 p.m.

Rob Cook

Performing at Green Sleeves.

8 p.m.

Damian Follett

Performing at Green Sleeves.

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

Live Music

6:30 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

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.

Social

6 p.m.

Ballroom Latin dance formal

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


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