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Stuff to see and do and hear in and around St. John's today, and tomorrow, too

From fiddle to accordion, from harp to vocals, come and check out our amazing local talent from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 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.
From fiddle to accordion, from harp to vocals, come and check out our amazing local talent from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 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. - 123RF Stock Photo
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. —

Wednesday, July 17


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

7 p.m.
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.

Public Lecture

7 p.m.
Tuckamore Talks: Do You Hear What I Hear?
Voice-leading and orchestration are two of the most prominent techniques composers use to create the auditory illusion that we call music. Join us as we explore some of the empirical evidence identifying the limits of what humans can hear and what we find pleasant. A free evening of music education and entertainment from 7-9 p.m. at the Memorial University Botanical Garden presented by Dr. Sarah Sauvé, a postdoctoral fellow in the Cognitive Aging and Auditory Neuroscience Lab led by Dr. Benjamin Zendel at Memorial University. 


7:30 p.m.
VOWR Guest Interview
Barbara De Land speaks with Barry Strickland, St. John's certified watchmaker and repairer of watches and clocks, about his unique training and the various timepieces on which he has worked in the historic Murray Premises. VOWR’s guest interview is available Sundays 2-2:30 p.m. or Wednesdays 7:30-8 p.m. on VOWR radio am 800, online at and cable radio Rogers 945 or Bell Aliant 756.


7 p.m.
Are you a concerned Catholic interested in discussing ways and means to attract our lapsed brothers and sisters back into church life in a very humble and loving manner? Then please attend a meeting in the Sobeys community room, 470 Topsail Rd. For further information, phone David Jones at 745-8671.


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, July 18


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

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. 

6:30 p.m.
Booze & Botany: Beer in the Blooms
Enjoy a fun tasting with a botanical spin at MUN Botanical Garden, then join horticulturist Todd Boland for a stroll in the garden (and don't worry, he'll show you the hops!). Fee: $40 plus tax. To register, visit the website

7 p.m.
Free Introductory Meditation Course
On July 18 from 7-8:30 p.m. at Memorial University’s Arts and Administration Building (Room AA1046), learn basic meditation practices, including breathing, concentration, posture, visualization exercises, chanting and guided meditations. Call Brahmacharini for additional details: 237-1611. We appreciate if you can register in advance at There is parking available in the music school parking area.


Yard Sale Donations
Cochrane Street United Church yard sale (Stewart Street entrance). The church council will hold a yard sale on Saturday, July 20 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Donations welcome. If anyone has any usable household items that they wish to donate, please bring them to CSUC’s Stewart Street entrance on Friday, July 19 from 6-8 p.m. For further information, contact the church office at 722-3023.

Live music

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


6 p.m.
Pride at the Garden
Join us for a free family-friendly Pride event at the MUN Botanical Garden. During the first hour, we will take you on a garden tour where you will learn about plants and wildlife in the garden, and feed our ducks. Next, participants will help us plant a rainbow of flowers. We will end the evening with a rainbow costume contest, so be sure to show up in your brightest colours.

7 p.m.
Out in Faith Pride – Multi-faith Service
The Out in Faith Pride Service is a gathering of 2SLGBTQ+ folks and allies of many spiritual traditions to share the joys and sorrows of participating in and leading faith/spiritual communities. We share the Pride Week theme of Pride and Progress. Many accomplishments and continuing struggles are all part of this meaningful evening from 7-9 p.m. at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd.

Shared Histories
Pflag St. John’s Chapter and ACNL are teaming up to create a 2SLGBTQAI+ living histories project in partnership with The Rooms and Eastern Edge Gallery. Join us for a shared storytelling meet-up at The Rooms in the theatre on Friday, July 19 from 6-8 p.m. to talk about our collective experiences of being a 2SLGBTQAI+ person in Newfoundland and Labrador. This will be a moderated dialogue between community members with the audio and video recordings being used as part of a mini-documentary that the organizations involved will create with the purpose of archiving stories. Once the mini-documentary is completed a screening will be hosted at The Rooms at a later date, with the final product being submitted to the archives. On Friday, we will also create a group mural piece at The Rooms in one of their classrooms. This will be a community-created mural that demonstrates our history and pride by simply painting a hand and pressing it against the large canvas.

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