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Go Guide for Aug. 5

Are you looking for a good old-fashioned Newfoundland breakfast along with a host of other activities? Partake in a breakfast of eggs, ham, sausages, hash browns, home-made beans, toast, juice, tea and coffee. Enjoy a traditional garden party with games, spin wheel, bingo, dunk tank, pony rides, small item flea market, live entertainment and barbecued hots dogs and hamburgers. Breakfast 8-11 a.m. Garden Party 2-5 p.m. Come to St. John the Evangelist Church Hall (Neck Road, Coley’s Point, Bay Roberts) and join in the fun.
Are you looking for a good old-fashioned Newfoundland breakfast along with a host of other activities? Partake in a breakfast of eggs, ham, sausages, hash browns, home-made beans, toast, juice, tea and coffee. Enjoy a traditional garden party with games, spin wheel, bingo, dunk tank, pony rides, small item flea market, live entertainment and barbecued hots dogs and hamburgers. Breakfast 8-11 a.m. Garden Party 2-5 p.m. Come to St. John the Evangelist Church Hall (Neck Road, Coley’s Point, Bay Roberts) and join in the fun. - Sam McNeish

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Monday, August 5

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. 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 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.

Fundraiser

Upcoming
OTS Golf Tournament
The St. John’s Oilfield Technical Society Golf Tournament is coming up on Aug. 27 at Clovelly Golf Course. A great day of networking and fun. Proceeds in support of Kids Eat Smart Foundation NL. Registration at noon, shot gun start at 1 p.m., networking/cocktail hour at 5:30 p.m. and dinner and awards at 6:15 p.m. Team of four is $500. Plenty of sponsorship opportunities available. For more information, please email sjotspayments@gmail.com.

Social

8 a.m.
Breakfast and Garden Party
Partake in a breakfast of eggs, ham, sausages, hash browns, home-made beans, toast, juice, tea and coffee. Enjoy a traditional garden party with games, spin wheel, bingo, dunk tank, pony rides, small item flea market, live entertainment and barbecued hots dogs and hamburgers. Breakfast 8-11 a.m. Garden Party 2-5 p.m. Come to St. John the Evangelist Church Hall (Neck Road, Coley’s Point, Bay Roberts) and join in the fun.

Tuesday, August 6

Activities

9 a.m.
Forest Bathing
Join certified Forest Bathing guide, Tina White, to immerse yourself in the wonderful healing effects of nature. Move mindfully down our wooded trails, and soak it in with all of your senses. Learn some sensory-based activities to allow you to connect with nature, opening yourself to receive the healing medicine the forest offers. Conclude the walk with a tea ceremony featuring locally foraged plants. You'll leave having a new appreciation for our Boreal woodlands, and a practice you can readily apply in your daily life. Participants are asked to dress warm, preferably in layers (this is not a hike – as such you will not generate much body heat), and with closed-toed footwear. The workshop will be rescheduled in the case of inclement weather.
Fee: $28 plus tax. To register, visit our website: https://www.mun.ca/botgarden/.

10 a.m.
Tranquil Tuesdays
Join the A.C. Hunter Library and our friends for meditation, mindfulness and fitness at the library every Tuesday from 10-11 a.m. 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.

2 p.m.
Artist Spotlight
The Artist Spotlight is back again this summer! Please drop by The Rooms to meet local artists, have an up-close look at the work they are doing, or ask a question about their professional practice. Happening on Tuesdays and Fridays from 2-4 p.m. This program is included with general admission. Free for Rooms members.

6:30 p.m.
Fish Cakes & Accordions Experience
O’Brien’s Music is partnering with Rocket Bakery to offer a unique hands-on experience with the quintessential Newfoundland folk instrument: the button accordion. Come and find out all about how the instrument works and we’ll even help you try your hand at playing a tune. While you listen to traditional Newfoundland tunes played on a variety of different instruments, you’ll learn about how the button accordion came to be so popular in Newfoundland and you’ll enjoy Rocket Bakery’s take on a traditional fish cake dinner featuring two of Rocket’s special kitchen party fish cakes, salad, dessert and tea or coffee. Beer and wine are also available. Tickets ($45) available on Eventbrite. This event runs Tuesdays 6:30-8 p.m. until Sept. 24.

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

Groups

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

12:15 p.m.
Music Under the Dome
Cochrane Street United Church is hosting a series of lunch hour concerts from 12:15-1 p.m. Enjoy some great local music over your lunch break. There is a suggested minimum donation of $10. On Aug. 6, see Third Wheel (Evan Smith, Tiffany Pinhorn Smith and Tyler Massie). On Aug. 13, Michelle Eagles and Brad Jefford. On Aug. 20, Katherine Moffatt accompanied by Evan Smith. On Aug. 27, Saltwater Strings (Dominic Green and Brett Vey).

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.

Wednesday, August 7

Activities

12:15 p.m.
Free yoga
The grounds of Government House will once again be open for public yoga sessions every Wednesday until Sept. 25, weather permitting. Free classes will take place at 12:15 p.m. each Wednesday.

7 p.m.
Trivia
Join us every Wednesday at 7 p.m. at The Battery Café for trivia hosted by St. John’s trivia moguls Jack Etchegary and Charlotte Genest. Prizes for each round.

Classes and Groups

7 p.m.
Cabot Toastmasters
Join us for a fun night out. Drop in to our meeting at Mount Pearl City Hall to meet a friendly group of people and learn about public speaking. For more information, simply Google Cabot Toastmasters.

Shopping

4:30 p.m.
International Bazaar
Every Wednesday from 4:30-9 p.m. visit the St. John’s Community Market for local and international food and crafts, fair-trade coffee and tea, 50-50 draws, raffle prizes and card games. Admission by donation to We Care Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Thursday, August 8

Activities

11 a.m.
Billy Gauthier: Saunituinnaulungitotluni – Beyond Bone
Beyond Bone is the first mid-career retrospective by renowned sculptor Billy Gauthier. An artist and activist of Inuit and Metis ancestry, Gauthier's inspiration comes directly from an intimate connection with the land and culture of his home in North West River, Labrador. Join us at The Rooms on a guided tour of this exhibition, happening twice weekly this summer until Aug. 30. This program is included with general admission. Free for Rooms members.

2 p.m.
Weekly Spotlight
This summer at The Rooms, it will reach into its vaults and put the spotlight on something from the collection that has a unique story they’d like to share with you. Join the collections staff every Thursday from 2-3 p.m. for a peek at intriguing items from The Rooms collection begging for its stories to be told. Included with admission.

Live music

7 p.m.
Open Mic with Matthew Hornell
At the Peter Easton every Thursday from 7-10 p.m.

Pets

6 p.m.
Dog Days of Summer
MUN Botanical Garden has gone to the dogs. Breaking our own rule, we are inviting all four-legged friends, big or small, to enjoy a walk around our trails and gardens in the beautiful evening light. Water bowls and botanical dog treats included!
Fee: General admission.

Friday, August 9

Live music

8 p.m.
Midsummer Magic
Tuckamore faculty members Nancy Dahn, Timothy Steeves, and Vernon Regehr are joined by guest artist virtuosos Erika Raum (violin) and David Harding (viola) for a magical evening featuring the music of Schumann, Schubert and our very own Andrew Staniland at the DF Cook Recital Hall. Join us at 7 p.m. in Suncor Energy Hall for a pre-concert talk. Tickets are available now at ticketpro.ca. DF Cook Hall and the MUN School of Music are fully accessible.

Saturday, August 10

Theatre

2 p.m.
The Comedy of Errors
The Shakespeare By The Sea Festival is the longest running outdoor summer theatre event in the St. John’s area, celebrating more than 25 years of theatre production with a focus on William Shakespeare. In 2019, for the first time, you can join us at the Fortis Courtyard and Amphitheatre at The Rooms for Shakespeare’s “The Comedy of Errors”. In this, one of Shakespeare's most enduring comedies, hilarity ensues when two sets of identical twins, separated as infants in a sea storm, turn up years later in the same town on the same day. The multiple instances of mistaken identity create confusion between master and servant and lead to hilarious complications on the domestic front. It all concludes in a blissful family reunion. You won’t want to miss this most farcical of Shakespearean comedies. Please note: In the event of inclement weather, the performance will be moved inside to The Rooms 3rd Floor atrium or the theatre. Free event. Show runs 2-3 p.m.

Sunday, August 11

Religion

7 p.m.
Evening prayer service
The Anglican Parish of St. John the Evangelist Topsail will be holding evening prayer services in our 160-year-old heritage church on Sunday evenings at 7 p.m. These services will take place on Aug. 11 and Aug. 25. For more information about these services, or the old church itself, please contact the church office between 9 a.m. and noon on weekdays at 834-2336 or email jolenepeters1@gmail.com.

Shopping

9 a.m.
Flea market
Every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. there’s a flea market outside on the parking lot at the Blackmarsh Road Legion.

11 a.m.
Summer Sundays at SJFM
Every Sunday during the summer from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. indoor/outdoor farmers’ market. Fresh produce, prepared foods, hot food, crafts, and more. Everything made, baked, and grown locally. ATM and café on site. Weekly vendor lists, parking information and more at www.stjohnsfarmersmarket.ca.

12 p.m.
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.

Theatre

2 p.m.
The Comedy of Errors
The Shakespeare By The Sea Festival is the longest running outdoor summer theatre event in the St. John’s area, celebrating more than 25 years of theatre production with a focus on William Shakespeare. In 2019, for the first time, you can join us at the Fortis Courtyard and Amphitheatre at The Rooms for Shakespeare’s “The Comedy of Errors”. In this, one of Shakespeare's most enduring comedies, hilarity ensues when two sets of identical twins, separated as infants in a sea storm, turn up years later in the same town on the same day. The multiple instances of mistaken identity create confusion between master and servant and lead to hilarious complications on the domestic front. It all concludes in a blissful family reunion. You won’t want to miss this most farcical of Shakespearean comedies. Please note: In the event of inclement weather, the performance will be moved inside to The Rooms 3rd Floor atrium or the theatre. Free event. Show runs 2-3 p.m.

Monday, August 12

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. 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 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.

Tuesday, August 13

Live music

12:15 p.m.
Music Under the Dome
Cochrane Street United Church is hosting a series of lunch hour concerts from 12:15-1 p.m. Enjoy some great local music over your lunch break. There is a suggested minimum donation of $10. On Aug. 6, see Third Wheel (Evan Smith, Tiffany Pinhorn Smith and Tyler Massie). On Aug. 13, Michelle Eagles and Brad Jefford. On Aug. 20, Katherine Moffatt accompanied by Evan Smith. On Aug. 27, Saltwater Strings (Dominic Green and Brett Vey).

Wednesday, August 14

Activities

12:15 p.m.
Yoga on the Lawn
The grounds of Government House will once again be open for public yoga sessions every Wednesday until Sept. 25, weather permitting. Free classes will take place from 12:15-1 p.m. each Wednesday. Volunteer instructors: Nova Yoga. For more information, call 729-2669 or view the website www.govhouse.nl.ca.

7 p.m.
Trivia
Join us every Wednesday at 7 p.m. at The Battery Café for trivia hosted by St. John’s trivia moguls Jack Etchegary and Charlotte Genest. Prizes for each round.

Classes and Groups

7 p.m.
Cabot Toastmasters
Join us for a fun night out. Drop in to our meeting at Mount Pearl City Hall to meet a friendly group of people and learn about public speaking. For more information, simply Google Cabot Toastmasters.

Thursday, August 15

Activities

12:15 p.m.
Wisdom Healing Qigong on the Lawn (free)
At Government House every Thursday until Sept. 26 from 12:15-1 p.m., weather permitting. Volunteer instructor: Sheila Leonard, PBVM. For more information, call 729-2669 or view the website www.govhouse.nl.ca.

2 p.m.
Weekly Spotlight
This summer we will reach into our vaults at The Rooms and put the spotlight on something from our collection that has a unique story we'd like to share with you. Join our collections staff every Thursday from 2-3 p.m. for a peek at intriguing items from The Rooms collection begging for their stories to be told. Included with admission.

Live music

7 p.m.
Open mic with Matthew Hornell
At the Peter Easton every Thursday from 7-10 p.m.

Social

6:30 p.m.
Booze & Botany: Wine in the Vines
Join us for a special tasting and a stroll through the late summer blooms in the garden with horticulturalist Todd Boland. Fee: $40 plus tax. To register, visit our website https://www.mun.ca/botgarden/.

Friday, August 16

Activities

2:30 p.m.
Auction and garden party
The Trinity Historical Society will be holding its Annual Auction and Garden Party in the Trinity Museum Garden. A wide selection of items will be up for bidding – accommodation, golf and restaurant packages, handcrafted items from the Green Family Forge and Cooperage, books, antique furniture, paintings and prints. Light refreshments will be served throughout the afternoon. Come along and enjoy a fun filled afternoon while supporting the Trinity Historical Society as we continue to preserve, present and promote our heritage. A $2 admission fee will cover your entry and provide you with an auction paddle and catalogue.

Tuesday, August 20

Live music

12:15 p.m.
Music Under the Dome
Cochrane Street United Church is hosting a series of lunch hour concerts from 12:15-1 p.m. Enjoy some great local music over your lunch break. There is a suggested minimum donation of $10. On Aug. 20, Katherine Moffatt accompanied by Evan Smith. On Aug. 27, Saltwater Strings (Dominic Green and Brett Vey).

Wednesday, August 21
Thursday, August 22

Fundraiser

All day
Burgers to Beat MS
Calling all burger fans. A&W Canada is celebrating the 11th annual Burgers to Beat MS campaign to raise awareness and funds to help those living with multiple sclerosis (MS). For every Teen Burger sold across Canada on Thursday, Aug. 22, A&W Canada will donate $2 to the MS Society of Canada.

Sunday, August 25

7 p.m.
Evening prayer service
The Anglican Parish of St. John the Evangelist Topsail will be holding an evening prayer service in our 160-year-old heritage church. For more information about this service, or the old church itself, please contact the church office between 9 a.m. and noon on weekdays at 834-2336 or email jolenepeters1@gmail.com.

Monday, August 26
Tuesday, August 27

Live music

12:15 p.m.
Music Under the Dome
Cochrane Street United Church is hosting a series of lunch hour concerts from 12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m. Enjoy some great local music over your lunch break. There is a suggested minimum donation of $10. On August 27, see Saltwater Strings (Dominic Green and Brett Vey).

Friday, September 6

Art

Noon
Gerald Squires Gallery
The Gerald Squires Art Gallery and Museum, 52 Prescott St., has on display some of the artworks that we are reserving toward the establishment of a museum of the life and works of Gerald Squires, C.M., D.Litt., R.C.A. Other gallery works include sculptures, paintings, drawings, etchings, lithographs, fine-art reproductions, unique limited-edition hand-bound books and publications by and/or about gallery represented artists, writers, and poets, including Boyd Chubbs, Tom Dawe, Stan Dragland, George Horan, Al Pittman, Sharon Puddester, Esther Squires, Gerry Squires, and Des Walsh. Summer hours until September 7: Thursday and Saturday noon to 5 p.m., Friday noon to 9 p.m. Other times open by chance or call ahead: 746-7076; 746-4039; 739-4429.

Sunday, September 8

Activities

2 p.m.
Seniors Memory Mug Up
What are your fondest childhood memories? Which local shop did you frequent? Do you remember the best hill for sliding? We want to know. Heritage NL is partnering with the St. John’s Farmer’s Market and the St. John’s Storytelling Festival to host a monthly Seniors Memory Mug Up at The Market. This Mug Up will take place the second Sunday of each month from 2-3 p.m. at the St. John’s Farmer’s Market, 245 Freshwater Rd. A free and informal story sharing session for seniors, where people gather, have a cup of tea, and share memories. Seniors bring a memory of growing up, organizers in partnership with vendors at the St. John’s Farmer’s Market supply the tea and healthy local food, and everyone has a chat. Following the sessions, those who are interested can set up a time to have their stories recorded and archived by one of our story collectors. These stories will be edited into a booklet, which will be launched during the final storytelling session in March 2020.

Friday, September 27

Live music

8 p.m.
NSO Masterworks 1
Andrew Wan, violin, concertmaster in Montreal with OSM, brings his amazing talents to the NSO stage in our opening show of the 2019/20 season. Andrew will delight the audience with Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto. The concert will also include Brahms’ Academic Festival Overture and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4. Start your Fall on the right foot and don’t miss a moment of your Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra – Friday, September 27, 2019 at the Arts and Culture Centre. Tickets ($33-48) are available by calling the Box Office (729-3900) or buy online at artsandculturecentre.com.

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