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Community events in and around St. John’s, Thursday, Sept. 13 to Sunday, Sept. 16

Thursday, September 13

Fundraiser

1:30 p.m.

Stephen Lush Charity Golf Tournament

The 11th annual Stephen Lush Charity Golf Tournament at The Wilds. Proceeds will help fund a workshop program called Brain Basics, a training program for frontline health care workers, caregivers and family members of people with a brain injury. For more information about the tournament, call Tom at 682-2613 or 753-1324.

Upcoming

Feeding Tommy

On Oct. 27, the Royal Newfoundland Regiment Museum will host a gala fundraiser at Lester’s Farm Chalet. The menu will be inspired by the mess halls and field kitchens of the First World War. Todd Perrin of Mallard Cottage is the featured chef and the evening will include a presentation by noted Great War historian Andrew Robertshaw, performances by the Royal Newfoundland Regiment Band, a tribute to Sgt. Tommy Ricketts, VC, and more. For tickets ($150, with charitable tax receipts available) contact the Royal Newfoundland Regiment Museum at 733-3910 or visit www.rnfldr.museum.ca/product/tickets.

Games

8 p.m.

Bingo

Bingo at Blackmarsh Legion. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and bingo begins at 8 p.m. Canteen available.

Live Music

2 p.m.

Damian Follett

Performing at Green Sleeves.

6:30 p.m.

Rob Cook

Performing at Green Sleeves.

8 p.m.

Allison Crowe

Internationally acclaimed as an original songwriter and interpreter, Corner Brook’s Allison Crowe has “a voice to fall in love with,” says Record of the Day (U.K.). Pianist, guitarist, fiddler, mandolin and bodhran-player, Allison amazes and delights in concert, blending rock, Celtic, jazz and roots music. For tickets ($40, 10 per cent discount for Rooms members), head to therooms.ca, visit our service desk on Level 1 or call 757-8090.

11 p.m.

Glory Days

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Theatre

6:30 p.m.

Dream a Little Dream of We

Dinner and a show. A flashback to the ’60s psychedelic era, presented by Spirit of Newfoundland Productions at The Masonic Temple. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with dinner served at 7 p.m. For more information or to make a reservation, visit www.spiritofnewfoundland.com or call 579-3023.

Workshop

7 p.m.

Free charity workshop

Join Shelley Martin, CPA at the Community Sector Council from 7-9 p.m. for a free workshop on filling out the annual charitable return, T3010. Volunteers, bookkeepers and staff are welcome. Slides, handout, tips and tools all available. There is no cost, but you must register in advance. Call 753-9860 and ask for Darlene at CSC NL or go to the events calendar at www.communitysectorcouncil.ca.

Friday, September 14

Activities

10 a.m.

Art in the Garden

The 2018 “Art in the Garden” exhibition is on at MUN Botanical Garden, showcasing 22 artists. Exhibit is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. until Oct. 14.

11 a.m.

The Rooms Tour: A History of Fort Townshend

The site that The Rooms stands on has been occupied since 1778, when the British built Fort Townshend to secure St. John’s harbour against their enemies. Learn about the military history of this site and find out how The Rooms came to be built here. This tour takes 20 minutes and is weather permitting every Friday.

Groups

11 a.m.

Spiritual meditation and healing

A great time for yourself before the rush of the weekend. Everyone welcome at Wesley Church Auditorium from 11 a.m. until noon. For more information, call Roger at 895-3499.

Live Music

4 p.m.

Rob Cook

Performing at Green Sleeves.

7:30 p.m.

Rick and Bob Parsons

Performing at the Trip Inn Lounge.

8 p.m.

Damian Follett

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Midnight

Dave White and Carl Peters

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Theatre

6:30 p.m.

Dream a Little Dream of We

Dinner and a show. A flashback to the ’60s psychedelic era, presented by Spirit of Newfoundland Productions at The Masonic Temple. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with dinner served at 7 p.m. For more information or to make a reservation, visit www.spiritofnewfoundland.com or call 579-3023.

Saturday, September 15

Activities

9:45 a.m.

Historical walking tour

Back by popular demand, it’s the last historical walking tour of the season with Boyle Tours’ “Where Once They Stood” — learn about history and culture on this two-kilometre walk with 12 stops. Meet at the Sheraton Hotel. Space is limited, so book now. For more information, visit boyletours.com.

10 a.m.

Day Trip to Butter Pot

Join Nature Newfoundland and Labrador on a group trip to Butter Pot Provincial Park, led by president Douglas Ballam. Just a short distance from St. John’s, Butter Pot Park offers a scenic, post-glacial landscape with 230 species of plants and over 200 species of birds. We will take a round-trip charter bus departing 10 a.m. at The Fluvarium and returning at 1:30 p.m. Snacks and drinks are provided. Cost $15 for NatureNL members, $20 for non-members. RSVP and/or e-transfer to nicholas.robert.white@gmail.com if you plan to attend.

Doors Open

Doors Open is a unique opportunity for the citizens of Newfoundland and Labrador to celebrate our built heritage through the exploration of our historic architectural gems. Buildings that are normally closed to the public, or charge an entrance fee, welcome visitors to look around for free. Visit sites ranging from the Crow’s Nest Officers’ Club to the Railway Coastal Museum and many more. Full details about the sites and their opening hours are available at www.historictrust.ca/doorsopen.

1 p.m.

Beagle Paws’ 15th Anniversary

Come celebrate Beagle Paws 15th anniversary of saving lives at this reunion and dog walk. Therell be dog games, a bouncy castle, dog costume contest, cake for dogs and humans. Pledges of $15 are encouraged for our 15th anniversary. Bring your beagles and dogs of all shapes and sizes. Family fun at Bob Whalen Field in Bowring Park from 1-3 p.m.

Art

3 p.m.

Opening reception

An opening reception will be held from 3-5 p.m. at The Leyton Gallery of Fine Art, 6 Clift’s-Baird’s Cove, for Malin Enström’s “berg” and Anita Singh’s “Habitats.” Both exhibitions will run until Oct. 7. To English speakers, “berg” is a nickname for those huge chunks of ice that drift past Newfoundland and Labrador every spring. In its original Nordic context, berg means mountain and bedrock, lending the connotation of massive scale borrowed by ice mountains or icebergs. In this work, Enström explores ideas of scale in the natural world, the cumulative magnitude of innumerable bits of disintegration of humongous mountains of ice and rock. Singh’s “Habitats” is an exhibition of recent artworks that are inspired by her interest in the natural world on a microscopic scale. The work incorporates printmaking, encaustic painting and a ceramic installation with a video component.

Ongoing

30 Eastport Peninsula Agricultural Exhibition

Literary arts, photography and visual arts entries must be submitted by 4 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 28. Literary arts include poetry and short stories. Visual arts include paintings and drawings. The exhibition runs from Oct. 4-8 at the Beaches Arts & Heritage Centre. Cash awards for first, second and third place. For more information, visit www.beachesheritagecentre.ca.

Food Drive

10 a.m.

MerB’ys Help Bridge the Gap

This can be a tough time of the year, with many across the province feeling the pinch. The Newfoundland & Labrador Beard & Moustache Club (NLBMC), Colemans Supermarkets and Bridges to Hope Food Aid Centre want to help make sure all in our community are happy, healthy and certainly not hungry. MerB’ys will greet customers at Colemans Supermarkets in St. John’s and Mount Pearl between 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., asking them to consider picking up a couple of items while doing their grocery shopping and donate to us when they leave.

Groups

11 a.m.

Overeaters Anonymous

Regular one-hour meeting at the Carnell Building, 13-15 Pippy Place. For more information, call 738-1742.

Health

8:30 a.m.

Ovarian Cancer Exposed

The public is invited to attend the second annual symposium on ovarian cancer at Memorial University. The one-day event is held by the Ovarian Cancer Research and Education Committee in partnership with Memorial University’s faculty of medicine. The symposium features presentations on topics such as how to recognize the symptoms of ovarian cancer, understanding and coping with the disease, and genetic research and testing taking place in Newfoundland and Labrador. Register online at www.med.mun.ca/Exposium2018.

Live Music

6:30 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

8 p.m.

Junction Road

Performing from 8-11 p.m. at Marine Park in Pouch Cove, Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park for an end-of-summer concert.

11 p.m.

Dave White and Carl Peters

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Tony Miller

Performing at the Trip Inn Lounge.

Safety

10:30 a.m.

Kids In Safe Seats

Avalon Ford is hosting a Kids In Safe Seats demonstration at its St. John’s location. BethAnn from Kids In Safe Seats NL will talk about the proper way to install child seats in some common vehicles such as trucks and SUVs.

Sunday, September 16

Activities

8 a.m.

Morning Bird Walks

Take a guided walk on the Memorial University Botanical Garden’s nature trails with a Friend of the Garden volunteer and learn about Newfoundland birds. Meet in the parking lot across the road from the main gate. The group leaves promptly on time, so be there a few minutes early. Binoculars are helpful, and comfortable footwear is essential. Walks usually last 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Newcomers are welcome. This program is offered by volunteers. Check if the program is going ahead by calling the garden the day before the program at 864-8590 (between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.). There is no fee to go on this guided walk.

10 a.m.

Art in the Garden

The 2018 “Art in the Garden” exhibition is on at MUN Botanical Garden, showcasing 22 artists. Exhibit is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. until Oct. 14.

1 p.m.

Doors Open Walking Tour

Join Grant Genova and Susan Stephen for a walking tour of St. John’s architecture and urban design, from Georgestown to the harbour. Meet at Georgestown Café, 73 Hayward Ave., at 1 p.m. For more information, visit www.historictrust.ca/doorsopen.

Upcoming

Mick Foley

Mick Foley, professional wrestling’s hardcore legend, brings his 20 Years of Hell tour to the CLB Armoury on Thursday, Sept. 20. Kids welcome. General admission tickets are $30, VIP tickets are $70 plus applicable surcharges. Doors open for VIP ticket-holders at 4:30 p.m., and 7 p.m. for general admission. Tickets available at etixnow.com or at participating Orange Stores.

Fundraiser

10 a.m.

Terry Fox Run

The Terry Fox Run in Mount Pearl will start at Mount Pearl Senior High School. The accessible route goes through Power’s Pond for a distance of five kilometres. Registration can be done online at https://fundraise.terryfox.org/mountpearl or in person at 10 a.m. The run starts at 10:30 a.m.

Live Music

3 p.m.

Darrin Feehan and Ian Crewe

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Less Violence, More Violins

The Refugee Immigrant Advisory Council presents the concert, “Less Violence, More Violins” from 3-5 p.m., organized by Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra (NSO) violinist Jennifer Johnson. The concert will be held at the Anglican Cathedral, 16 Church Hill. Tickets are $30 for adults and $15 for children. Tickets are available at Fred’s Records and O’Brien’s Music, or online at www.riac.ca/contribute. Joining Jennifer on this year’s program are cellist Nathan Cook, pianist Jenny Griffioen and fellow NSO violinists Carole Bestvater and Lauren Smee. Special guest is 11-year-old Sydney Chislett, playing “The Swan” on cello.

7 p.m.

Dave Whitty

Performing at Green Sleeves.

11 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Movie

7 p.m.

Paul. Apostle of Christ

The movie “Paul. Apostle of Christ” was released last spring but was not shown in St. John’s, but you can see it at St. Pius X Church on Smithville Crescent. Admission is free and all are welcome.

Radio

2 p.m.

VOWR Guest Interview

Barbara De Land speaks with guest Lynnann Winsor, deputy city manager of public works in St John’s. Winsor is a master’s degree trained civil engineer who is in charge of a 300- to 400-person department, depending on the season, which deals with the day-to-day challenges of a very old, hilly city with extremely variable temperatures and precipitation, such as city snow- and ice-clearing, pothole filling, road maintenance, water treatment plants, parks and others. Tune in at 800 AM, online at vowr.org, and cable radio Rogers 945 or Bell Aliant 756.

Workshop

Upcoming

Healthy Home Workshop

Yorabode, a home design, management and product company is launching a workshop series which connects homeowners with expert advice and helpful resources. A fun night out, each workshop has useful information and tasty treats, and connects you with a community and resources. The second workshop is happening at the Cochrane Centre on Sept. 20 from 7-9 p.m. In this workshop, Emily Campbell, designer/maker and April Miller, professional organizer, will talk about daylight, clutter, air quality, toxins, organization and a home that reflects your personality. The workshop will be interactive and include hands-on activities. Tickets are $24 and include snacks, fizzy water and a resource package sent to you after the workshop. For tickets and more information, visit yorabode.ca or email yorabode@gmail.com.

Source: http://www.thetelegram.com/community/community-events-in-and-around-st-johns-thursday-sept-13-to-sunday-sept-16-240889/

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