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Aviation History Newfoundland and Labrador is hosting several events and activities to commemorate Alcock and Brown’s first non-stop transatlantic flight, including a speaking event by Group Captain Anthony J. Hamilton Alcock, nephew of Captain Sir John William Alcock, at Suncor Energy Hall, Memorial University, from 7-8 p.m. Pictured is a British postage stamp from 1969.
Aviation History Newfoundland and Labrador is hosting several events and activities to commemorate Alcock and Brown’s first non-stop transatlantic flight, including a speaking event by Group Captain Anthony J. Hamilton Alcock, nephew of Captain Sir John William Alcock, at Suncor Energy Hall, Memorial University, from 7-8 p.m. Pictured is a British postage stamp from 1969. - 123RF Stock Photo
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. —

Thursday, May 16

Awareness

Evening

Lighting up Government House

As a part of the Newfoundland and Labrador Celiac Awareness Month, Government House will be lit up on May 16 for International Celiac Awareness day. This year’s theme is #beyondthegut and encourages Newfoundland and Labradorians to think beyond the atypical symptoms. One per cent of Newfoundland and Labradorians have Celiac disease, yet 80 per cent go undiagnosed.

Comedy

9 p.m.

Jokes at John’s

Voted best comedy night in Newfoundland. Featuring a new headliner and lineup every Thursday at 9 p.m. No cover at Trapper John’s, 2 George St.

Fundraiser

Upcoming

Flipper dinners

Wesley United Church will hold three flipper dinners (with dessert, tea and coffee) on the following Thursdays: May 23 and June 6 at 6 p.m. each day. Eat-in only, there are no takeouts available. Tickets are $25. Call Pheobe Sheppard at 726-1689, Marvin Barnes at 579-7900 or the church office at 579-3682.

Groups

1:30 p.m., 7 p.m.

T’ai Chi Chih

Come “Awaken the Energy Within”! Relax!” More wellness, more energy, more joy! Weekly daytime and evening classes with Sheila Leonard at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd., until May 23. Classes at 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. are for returning students only. Refining our practice of the 20 easy-to-learn, gentle, repetitive movements, helping further increase the flow of natural energy. Register at your first class. Call 727-7863 or visit www.sheilaleonard.ca for more information.

7 p.m.

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.

Live music

6:30 p.m.

Rob Cook

Performing at Green Sleeves Downtown.

Jeremy Dicks

Performing at Green Sleeves Uptown.

11 p.m.

Glory Days

Performing at Green Sleeves Downtown.

Public lecture

7 p.m.

Anthony J. Hamilton Alcock

Aviation History Newfoundland and Labrador is hosting several events and activities to commemorate Alcock and Brown’s first non-stop transatlantic flight, including a speaking event by Group Captain Anthony J. Hamilton Alcock, nephew of Captain Sir John William Alcock, at Suncor Energy Hall, Memorial University, from 7-8 p.m. Inspired by the aviation careers of his uncle and father, Tony Alcock grew up wanting to fly. While at senior school, he joined the Air Training Force at age 19, and served there for 35 years. His notable assignments include: three years exchange officers duties with the United States Air Force, Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska; Phantom Specialist Officer at the Central Tactics and Trials Organization (awarded an MBE for this work); Commander of British Forces in Turkey; and head of the NATO Tactical Evaluations Division, headquartered in Europe.

Workshop

7:30 p.m.

Grow Your Own Medicinal Flowers and Herbs

Did you know that wild chicory root can be used for high blood pressure and upset stomach? Or that Mugwort is used to treat colic and cramps? Learn about various medicinal herbs and flowers, what their uses are, and how they have been used historically in pharmacy and health care. We'll show off some examples of artifacts in our collection. You'll then get the chance to decorate your own planter and take a selection of seeds home to plant. Join us at the James J. O'Mara Pharmacy Museum at 488 Water St. Cost: $20 and includes a short museum tour and all supplies. Space is limited. Registration is required. Contact museum@nlpb.ca to register.

Friday, May 17

Film

7 p.m.

Faustus Bidgood

Join us at The Rooms for a special screening of the Newfoundland film classic "The Adventures of Faustus Bidgood." Written, produced and directed by Michael and Andy Jones, this is a film unlike any other produced in Canada. A comedy of destiny, love and intrigue with an all-star cast. $10 per person; 10 per cent discount for Rooms members.

Live music

5 p.m.

Rob Cook

Performing at Green Sleeves Downtown.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves Uptown.

8 p.m.

Damian Follett

Performing at Green Sleeves Downtown.

9 p.m.

The Daisy Cutters

Rock ’n’ roll at The Rec Room. No cover. 19+ after 11 p.m.

9:30 p.m.

East Isle Wind

Performing at Green Sleeves Uptown.

Fine Lads

Performing at The Newfoundland Embassy.

The Foggy Bottom Boys

Performing at Bridie Molloy’s.

Midnight

Derek Graham

Performing at Green Sleeves Downtown.

Sports

7 p.m.

Newfoundland Growlers

Versus Florida Everblades in Game 4 of the conference finals. Join the Growlers at Mile One Centre on their journey to the Kelly Cup. Tickets: mileonecentre.com or 576-7657.

Saturday, May 18

Arts and crafts

10 a.m.

Quilting workshop

Krista Hennebury workshop, Round Peg, Square Hole (or Quarter Round), happening at St. Peter’s Parish Hall, 110 Ashford Dr., from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $90. Fee includes pattern. Space for 20 participants. Hosted by the St. John’s Modern Quilt Guild.

Fundraiser

Upcoming

BBQ and Silent Auction

The Parish of St. John the Evangelist, 20 Rectory Rd., Topsail, will hold a BBQ and silent auction on Saturday, June 1 at 6:30 p.m. Either steak or chicken. Cost $20. Limited tickets available at the church office weekdays between 9 a.m. and noon. Call 834-2336.

Upcoming

Trail Raiser

The East Coast Trail Association (ECTA) is $15,000 closer to its annual fundraising goal thanks to ExxonMobil Canada, which signed on as the Trail Raiser Event Sponsor for 2019. The Trail Raiser is the ECTA’s annual fundraising hike, raising crucial funds and awareness to support the maintenance and protection of the East Coast Trail. This year’s event will be held on Saturday, June 8 at Bay Bulls. To support the trail, contact us at 738-4453 or office@eastcoasttrail.com.

Live music

2 p.m.

National Fiddling Day

On this National Fiddling Day, drop by The Rooms to hear traditional tunes performed by the Newfoundland and Labrador Fiddling Association. Free event. All are welcome.

5 p.m.

Colin Harris

Performing at Green Sleeves Uptown.

6:30 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves Downtown.

7 p.m.

Thin Love

Performing at The Black Sheep.

9 p.m.

The Foggy Bottom Boys

Performing at Bridie Molloy’s.

9:30 p.m.

Fine Lads

Performing at Rob Roy.

Tony Miller and Tim Martin

Performing at Green Sleeves Uptown.

11 p.m.

Red Planes

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.


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