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Events in and around the fabulous city of St. John's

Newfoundland Growlers mascot Buddy the Puffin joined students and staff at St. Matthew’s School in Cowan Heights on Thursday morning to kick off the 2019 Newfoundland Growlers Buddy’s Book Club. Students are encouraged to read for 20 minutes a day (comparable to a school recess) this summer and track their success on a form to return to their school in September. Students will then have their name submitted for a chance to win prizes. Above, Buddy and kindergarten students at St. Matthew’s read the book “The Hockey Song,” by Stompin’ Tom Connors, with illustration by Gary Clement.
Newfoundland Growlers mascot Buddy the Puffin joined students and staff at St. Matthew’s School in Cowan Heights on Thursday morning to kick off the 2019 Newfoundland Growlers Buddy’s Book Club. Students are encouraged to read for 20 minutes a day (comparable to a school recess) this summer and track their success on a form to return to their school in September. Students will then have their name submitted for a chance to win prizes. Above, Buddy and kindergarten students at St. Matthew’s read the book “The Hockey Song,” by Stompin’ Tom Connors, with illustration by Gary Clement. - Joe Gibbons
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. —

Friday, June 21

Activities

10 a.m.

Field to Flight

2019 marks a century since the first nonstop flight across the Atlantic and Admiralty House has created a new exhibit at The Annex, 365 Old Placentia Rd., titled “Field to Flight.” The exhibit will highlight some of the major players of a historic race and feature Margaret Carter, a St. John’s woman, and her perspective on the race. The exhibit features artifacts connected to the race, as well as “Ace Academy: Flight Experience,” an educational and inspirational travelling interactive produced by Ingenium – Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation. Ongoing 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday until July 1.

Information

10 a.m.

Social Media 101

Not sure what all the hype is about social media? Don't know a pin from a post? We can help! Join us at the A.C. Hunter Library for an overview of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. Please register by calling 737-3950 with your library card. No card? No problem! They are free. Register online at www.nlpl.ca.

Live music

5 p.m.

Rob Cook

Performing at Green Sleeves Downtown.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves Uptown.

6 p.m.

Grey Sky Boys

Join us at Rocket Bakery downtown from 6-8 p.m. for an out-of-this-world evening of hand clappin’ and foot stompin’ tunes with the Grey Sky Boys. Dave Rowe and Matthew Hornell will start your evening right with their favourite bluegrass and old country tunes. Come down and enjoy the music, great eats and local craft beer. Free event, open to all ages.

7:30 p.m.

Traditional Jam Session

Each week we will highlight music, stories or dance with a special guest host for The Rooms’ Friday night jam session from 7:30-9 p.m. at the Level 3 atrium. Join in for some fun or sit back and enjoy the show. Included with admission. This week’s host is Aneas Decker. Please note: this is not an instructional program. If you have questions, contact Angela Noseworthy at 757-8114.

8 p.m.

St. John’s Day Concert

Join the award-winning Duo Concertante at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church from 8-9:30 p.m. as they launch the Tuckamore Festival's 19th season with a concert of gorgeous violin and piano music, including works by Bach, Schubert and Sibelius. Presented by the Tuckamore Festival and the City of St. John's. Free admission.

8 p.m.

Damian Follett

Performing at Green Sleeves Downtown.

9:30 p.m.

Tony Miller and Tim Martin

Performing at Green Sleeves Uptown.

10:30 p.m.

Kelly Ann Evans

Performing at The Martini Bar. Happy hour and no cover until 11 p.m.

Midnight

Derek Graham and John Ennis

Performing at Green Sleeves Downtown.

Saturday, June 22

Activities

All day

St. John’s Days

Celebrate St. John's Days by exploring life in the 1830s at The Commissariat with demonstrations, food tastings, crafts and more. Then head over to the Newman Wine Vaults to explore tales of pirates, profit and port during St. John’s Days weekend.

11:30 a.m.

Stride to Turn the Tide

The Terra Nova Grannies’ 2019 Walk will take place at Quidi Vidi Lake on Saturday, June 22. Registration is at the CNIB Building on The Boulevard at 11:30 a.m. For more information, contact Kay at 579-0778.

Books

2 p.m.

Tom Moore

Award-winning author Tom Moore will read from his new novel, "The Sign on My Father's House," at Chapters. This is part of Flanker Press celebrating 25 years of publishing books for and about Newfoundland and Labrador. Light refreshments will be served.

Fundraiser

8 a.m.

Kids’ Run for Nature

Encourage the kids in your life to get active and help protect nature and wildlife through World Wildlife Fund Canada. Kids’ Run for Nature is a national 1-km, 3-km and 5-km fun run and fundraiser, founded in 2015 by two 10-year-old girls determined to help prevent wildlife loss. The event, which takes place in multiple locations across Canada, brings together thousands of kids and families for a fun-filled, inspiring day of community-building.

To sign up or for more details, visit kidsrunfornature.ca.

Groups

11 a.m.

Overeaters Anonymous

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

Information

10 a.m.

Intro to UX Design

Join our friends from Canada Learning Code for a full-day workshop at the A.C. Hunter Library from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lunch provided. An introduction to User Experience (UX) design and a walk-through of the design cycle, user testing and creating personas. Please register by calling 737-3950 with your library card. No card? No problem! Get one for free. Register online at www.nlpl.ca.

Live music

1 p.m.

HULLO

Fred’s Records presents HULLO, a new EP release show, from 1-1:40 p.m. All welcome. Free event.

5 p.m.

Derek Graham

Performing at Green Sleeves Uptown.

6:30 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves Downtown.

9:30 p.m.

Shawn Butler and Cassandra Hoskins

Performing at Green Sleeves Uptown.

10:30 p.m.

Kelly Ann Evans

Performing at The Martini Bar. Happy hour and no cover until 11 p.m.

11 p.m.

Stoodley & Young

Performing at Green Sleeves Downtown.

Shopping

9 a.m.

St. John’s Farmers’ Market

Indoor/outdoor farmers' market with up to 70-plus 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.

Sunday, June 23

Activities

All day

St. John’s Days

Celebrate St. John's Days by exploring life in the 1830s at The Commissariat with demonstrations, food tastings, crafts and more. Then head over to the Newman Wine Vaults to explore tales of pirates, profit and port during St. John’s Days weekend.

Fundraiser

8:30 a.m.

Brain Tumour Walk

The Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada returns to Newfoundland for its annual Brain Tumour Walk at Rotary Paradise Community Centre, 1 Sarah Davis Way, Paradise. Registration is at 8:30 a.m. Survivor photo at 9:45 a.m. Opening ceremonies at 9:50 a.m. and walk begins at 10 a.m. The Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada is the only national charity offering information and support to patients affected by any kind of brain tumour – be it cancerous, non-malignant or metastases. For more information, visit braintumour.ca.

Live music

3 p.m.

Youth Open Mike

Get those guitars tuned and voices ready. Every Sunday in June, Dave Rowe from O'Brien's Music Inc. will host a youth open mike in the Orbit Room at Rocket Bakery on Water Street from 3-5 p.m. Youth 17 and under are invited to play a tune or two, and every performer will be entered to win a prize pack from Rocket Bakery and O'Brien's at the end of June.

7 p.m.

Dave Whitty

Performing at Green Sleeves Downtown.

11 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves Downtown.

Religion

5 p.m.

Latin Mass

When we are enveloped in silence we often hear the most. Through the reverend silence of the Latin mass we hear the communing with the almighty. We hear the one voice of all the angels chanting “Holy, Holy, Holy” and we add our own. In the loudness of our high-tech world, it is nice to take a break and worship through the Latin mass as our previous generations and ancestors did. If you would like to hear in the silence, the Latin mass is offered at 5 p.m. Sundays at St. Pius X Catholic Church on Smithville Crescent. Latin-English translation booklets provided.

Shopping

Noon

The Market Family

Every Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Park Place in Mount Pearl. The Market Family is over 120 local vendors and experienced community market professionals, with vendors ranging from international cuisine to artisans, farmers and so much more. We add a family component based on games, family activities, workshops, dance lessons, yoga and performance, among others. Free admission, parking available, wheelchair accessible.

Check it out online at www.themarketfamily.ca.

Monday, June 24

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 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.

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 Mike

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

2 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 3 atrium from 2-4 p.m.

7 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves Downtown.

10 p.m.

Damian Follett

Performing at Green Sleeves Downtown.

Tuesday, June 25

Activities

10 a.m.

Tranquil Tuesdays

Join the A.C. Hunter Library and our friends for meditation, mindfulness and fitness at the library. Tuesday's session from 10-11 a.m. will be gentle yoga with Loretta O'Leary of Hot Yoga Bodies. Bring a yoga mat if you have one, and dress in comfortable clothes and footwear. Space is limited, so 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.

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.

Comedy

9:30 p.m.

Jest B’ys

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

Groups

Upcoming

Positive Thinkers Club

Hear from guest speaker Douglas Elton about how positivity and action can help overcome fear. Douglas is a 29-year-old man living with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. He moved out of his comfort zone to travel for two months through seven countries, 14 cities and 16 hotels. Join the Positive Thinkers Club at the Bella Vista from 9-11 a.m. on June 29. Cost: $18 members, $22 non-members, $20 youth (under 25). Cash or cheque. Registration is open until June 27 at 4 p.m. For more information, visit www.positivethinkersclub.ca.

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

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 Downtown.

10 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves Downtown.


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