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Go Guide for August 12

The old adage, you drive for show and putt for dough could be applicable at Clovelly Golf Course soon as it plays host to the St. John’s Oilfield Technical Society Golf Tournament on Aug. 27 at Clovelly Golf Course. This is a great day of networking and fun. Proceeds in support of Kids Eat Smart Foundation NL. Registration is at 12 p.m. followed by a shot gun start at 1 p.m., networking/cocktail hour at 5:30 p.m. and dinner and awards at 6:15 p.m. Registration is for a team of four at a cost of $500. Plenty of sponsorship opportunities available. For more information, please email sjotspayments@gmail.com.
The old adage, you drive for show and putt for dough could be applicable at Clovelly Golf Course soon as it plays host to the St. John’s Oilfield Technical Society Golf Tournament on Aug. 27 at Clovelly Golf Course. This is a great day of networking and fun. Proceeds in support of Kids Eat Smart Foundation NL. Registration is at 12 p.m. followed by a shot gun start at 1 p.m., networking/cocktail hour at 5:30 p.m. and dinner and awards at 6:15 p.m. Registration is for a team of four at a cost of $500. Plenty of sponsorship opportunities available. For more information, please email sjotspayments@gmail.com. - Sam McNeish

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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.

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.

Live music

2 p.m.

We Play for You

From fiddle to accordion, from harp to vocals, come and check out our amazing local talent from 2-4 p.m. 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.

Tuesday, August 13

Activities

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

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 available, too. 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.

Ongoing

Coastal Sounds Community Choir

Singing is for everyone! Coastal Sounds Community Choir warmly invites you to join us during the month of September. All are welcome. Come along just for fun or sign up for the term. No audition is required, just a love of singing and a willingness to learn. Rehearsals take place on Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m. at Holy Spirit High School in Manuels, C.B.S., beginning Sept. 11. For more information visit www.coastalsounds.ca or email info@coastalsounds.ca.

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. 13, see 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 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.

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.

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