GO GUIDE: St. John's Area Community Events For May 7

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Saturday, May 19

Children

10 a.m.

Diversity of Living Things

Little Ray’s Reptile Zoo is combining forces with their team from Animal Ambassadors with their most comprehensive exhibit to date at the ReMax Centre, 135 Mayor Ave., during the May long weekend. This 12, 000-square-foot exhibit features a sloth, skunk, alligator, snakes, bunnies, tortoises and much more. Today’s event runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Monday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the door ($14.50/person, free for children under age two, discounts for families and special discounts on the Facebook event page).

Live Music

5 p.m.

Noel Worthman

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

6:30 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

7 p.m.

Open Mic Night

Hosted by Sarah Hansen at The Battery Café.

8:15 p.m.

Irish Descendants

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

9 p.m.

Licks of Legends

The St. John’s jazz community unites at The Ship to pay tribute to some of the greatest horn players ever. Get your tickets at Fred’s Records, O’Brien’s Music Inc., or The Ship Pub & Kitchen. Tickets are $10. Featuring amazing St. John’s talent: Terry Campbell, trumpet; Craig Noseworthy, saxophone; Andrew Cooper, trombone; Chris Harnett, saxophone; Brad Jefford, guitar; Josh Ward, bass; and Ashley Chalmers, drums.

11 p.m.

Good Time Charlie

Performing at Green Sleeves.

11:30 p.m.

Ceiligh

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

Talk

8 p.m.

The Art of Influence

The Designers present “The Art of Influence — the power of counter-intuitive thinking,” featuring award-winning advertising copywriter, bestselling author, and radio show host (of CBC’s “Under the Influence”) Terry O’Reilly. Terry’s talk will be followed by a casual “In Conversation” with CBC’s “On The Go” host Ted Blades. Terry will take questions from the audience afterward. The talk will also feature an art and design exhibit featuring the 2018 CNA Graphic Design Grad Showcase and a presentation of the 2018 designers’ award. Tickets available on the St. John’s Arts and Culture website at artsandculturecentre.com.

Sunday, May 20

Children

10 a.m.

Diversity of Living Things

Little Ray’s Reptile Zoo is combining forces with their team from Animal Ambassadors with their most comprehensive exhibit to date at the ReMax Centre, 135 Mayor Ave., during the May long weekend. This 12, 000-square-foot exhibit features a sloth, skunk, alligator, snakes, bunnies, tortoises and much more. Today’s event runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the door ($14.50/person, free for children under age two, discounts for families and special discounts on the Facebook event page).

Crafts

2 p.m.

‘Skeet’ Cross Stitching

Katie Harvey, of Queen Stitch NL, is teaching a cross stitching for beginners class at Easter Seals, 206 Mount Scio Rd., from 2-3:30 p.m. Participants will learn how to stitch the common Newfoundland expression “skeet.” Cost is $35 and includes all materials. Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Register through Eventbrite or by contacting Katie at queenstitchnl@gmail.com.

Live Music

3:30 p.m.

Sunday Traditional Session

Fergus Brown-O’Byrne and Tony O’Brien co-host this traditional session at O’Reilly’s. Fun for the whole family. Bring an instrument and play along, or just enjoy the music.

7 p.m.

Dave Whitty

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Fergus O’Byrne

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

10:30 p.m.

Con O’Brien & Patrick Moran

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

11 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Radio

2 p.m.

VOWR’s Guest Interview

Host Barbara De Land speaks with Kelly Mansell, CEO of Rocket Bakery, who enthusiastically talks about the well-known bakery, fresh food and catering business located on Water Street. Rocket is the successor to Auntie Crae’s, also well-known and much-loved. Rebroadcast May 23 at 7 p.m. Listen at VOWR am 800, VOWR.org, cable radio Rogers 956, Bell Aliant 745.

Monday, May 21

Art

Ongoing

ArtsSmarts deadline

ArtsNL is accepting online applications from schools, school boards or groups of schools to operate ArtsSmarts projects. ArtsSmarts provides funding to schools to bring professional artists into the classroom to help teachers and students integrate arts activities into non-arts subject areas. The application deadline is May 31 (for projects starting after Sept. 15, 2018 and completed by June 22, 2019). Visit https://artsnl.smartsimple.ca

to apply. Contact ArtsNL with any questions at 866-726-2212 (toll-free).

Children

9 a.m.

Diversity of Living Things

Little Ray’s Reptile Zoo is combining forces with their team from Animal Ambassadors with their most comprehensive exhibit to date at the ReMax Centre, 135 Mayor Ave., during the May long weekend. This 12, 000-square-foot exhibit features a sloth, skunk, alligator, snakes, bunnies, tortoises and much more. Today’s event runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the door ($14.50/person, free for children under age two, discounts for families and special discounts on the Facebook event page).

Seniors

10:30 a.m.

Seniors’ Walking Group

Want to go for a walk, but find it too cold or slippery? There is an amazing walking group at Cowan Heights United Church. Join us in the auditorium Monday, Wednesday, and Friday each week from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Admission is $1.

Children

11 a.m.

Active Start Playgroup

Caregivers get active with the little ones up to age five at the Paul Reynolds Community Centre’s active playgroup. Recreation staff will be on site to develop fundamental movement skills and physical literacy through active play. Cost is $3 per child aged two to five. Children under age two can participate free of charge.

Live Music

6 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

10 p.m.

Damian Follett

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Ongoing

NSO welcomes The Tenors

The Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra (NSO) is happy to announce that tickets are on sale now for the NSO ExxonMobil Big Ticket, the NSO’s annual fundraiser. The concert will take place on Oct. 11 at Mile One Centre and will feature The Tenors, backed by the NSO. A decade after forming in their native Canada, The Tenors are an international success story. With their robust singing and seamless blend of classical and contemporary pop textures, Victor Micallef, Clifton Murray and Fraser Walters have scored multi-platinum sales, performed for the likes of Oprah Winfrey and Queen Elizabeth II, and shared stages with superstars such as Paul McCartney and Justin Bieber. Tickets, including a limited number of VIP meet-and-greet packages, can be purchased through the Mile One Centre box office, by phone at 576-7657 or online at www.mileonecentre.com

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Social

Upcoming Flipper Dinner

Wesley United Church will hold two flipper dinners (with dessert and tea/coffee) on Thursday, May 24 and Thursday, June 7, both starting at 6 p.m. This will be eat-in only (no takeout available). Tickets are $25 and will be valid on the night for which they are purchased. You can buy your tickets now by calling Phoebe at 726-1689, Joan at 368-0434, Marvin at 579-7900 or the church office at 579-3682.

Tuesday, May 22

Classes

10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m.

Wisdom Healing Qigong

Come “Awaken the Energy Within”! Relax! En-JOY! Weekly wellness classes with Sheila Leonard at The Lantern (35 Barnes Rd.). Classes are ongoing now through June, at 10:30 a.m. for the Beyond Beginners class and 1:30 p.m. for the Beginners class. Focus on postural alignment, gentle repetitive movements, visualization, sound, and focused attention. Call 727-7863 or visit www.sheilaleonard.ca

for more information.

Groups

7:30 p.m.

Inner Healing Ministry

Where do you go to find peace and harmony? Inner Healing Ministry meets here Tuesday evening at 7:30 p.m. at Wesley Church basement on Patrick Street. Come and experience an hour of spiritual music, scripture, quiet time and also meet new people from all denominations. For more information, call Roger at 895-3499.

Live Music

6 p.m.

Andrew Rodgers

Performing at Green Sleeves.

10 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Public Lecture

7:30 p.m.

Family History Society

This Family History Society public lecture is presented by David Pike on the topic, “Autosomal DNA and its Genealogical Implications”. The lecture takes place at Hampton Hall, Marine Institute on Ridge Road. The Society’s annual general meeting will also take place. Admission is free and parking is available. Open to the public.

Wednesday, May 23

Classes

10:30 a.m.

T’ai Chi Chih

Come “Awaken the Energy Within”! Relax! En-JOY! Weekly wellness classes with Sheila Leonard at The Lantern (35 Barnes Rd.). Classes are ongoing now through June, at 10:30 a.m. for new and returning students. Includes 20 gentle, repetitive movements that help increase the flow of our natural energy. Call 727-7863 or visit www.sheilaleonard.ca

for more information.

Lecture

7 p.m.

Mysticism & Music

An animated talk on Alexander Scriabin by Joe Argentino and Stephen Eckert at the Suncor Hall. This is a free event presented by the Tuckamore Festival and Cox & Palmer. Russian composer Alexander Scriabin (1871-1915) lived a short life, but the scope of his musical journey was extensive. This presentation will touch on some of his early works, describe the composer’s undeniable eccentricity, and ultimately focus on his atonal masterpiece, “Vers La Flamme”.

Live Music

6 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

10 p.m.

Damian Follett

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Radio

7 p.m.

VOWR’s Guest Interview

Host Barbara De Land speaks with Kelly Mansell, CEO of Rocket Bakery, who enthusiastically talks about the well-known bakery, fresh food, and catering business located on Water Street. Rocket is the successor to Auntie Crae’s, also well-known and much-loved. Listen at VOWR am 800, VOWR.org, cable radio Rogers 956, Bell Aliant 745.

Thursday, May 24

Classes

1:30 p.m.

T’ai Chi Chih

Come “Awaken the Energy Within”! Relax! En-JOY! Weekly wellness classes with Sheila Leonard at The Lantern (35 Barnes Rd.). This Beyond Beginners class is ongoing now through June at 1:30 p.m. Refining our practice of the 20 gentle repetitive movements, helping further increase the flow of our natural energy. Call 727-7863 or visit www.sheilaleonard.ca

for more information.

Live Music

Ongoing

NSO welcomes The Tenors

The Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra (NSO) is happy to announce that tickets are on sale for the NSO ExxonMobil Big Ticket, the NSO’s annual fundraiser. The concert will take place on October 11 at Mile One Centre, and will feature The Tenors, backed by the NSO. A decade after forming in their native Canada, The Tenors are an international success story. With their robust singing and seamless blend of classical and contemporary pop textures, Victor Micallef, Clifton Murray, and Fraser Walters have scored multi-platinum sales, performed for the likes of Oprah Winfrey and HM Queen Elizabeth II and shared stages with superstars ranging from Paul McCartney to Justin Bieber. Tickets, including a limited number of VIP meet and greet packages, can be purchased through the Mile One Centre box office, by phone at 576-7657 or online at www.mileonecentre.com

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6:30 p.m.

Rob Cook

Performing at Green Sleeves.

7:30 p.m.

An Evening of Music and Song

Come enjoy an evening of great music and familiar songs with the St. James Guitar Group at the St. James United Church sanctuary (330 Elizabeth Ave.). $10 at the door. Proceeds will support the church’s programs and outreach ministry. For more information, call the church office at 722-1881. This is an accessible venue.

11 p.m.

Mark Manning & Carl Peters

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Social

6 p.m.

Flipper Dinner

Wesley United Church is hosting a flipper dinner with dessert, tea, and coffee for $25. Eat in only, no take out available. Call Pheobe Sheppard at 726-1689, Joan Strickland at 368-0434 or the Church office at 579-3682.

Theatre

8 p.m.

‘Noises Off’

Nothing On Productions puts on “Noises Off,” by Michael Frayn, at the LSPU Hall May 24-26 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, May 27 at 2 p.m. Directed by Janet O’Reilly, the play about a play features Jill Kennedy, George Robertson, Phil Goodridge, Kim Drake, Chris Panting, Alexis Keotting, Stephanie Curran, Ryan Butt and Michael Nolan. Tickets are available online at www.rca.nf.ca

or at the LSPU Hall box office.

Friday, May 25

Live Music

4 p.m.

Rob Cook

Performing at Green Sleeves.

7 p.m.

Girls Rock NL Open Mike Series

Join host Paige Penney at Jumping Bean Coffee on Elizabeth Avenue for an open mike that is open to all performers age 18 and younger. Free admission. Everyone welcome.

Open Mike

The St. John’s Retired Citizens Association’s open mike show is held on the last Friday of each month at 10 Bennett Ave. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. Admission is $5. Canteen service is available. Come along and bring your friends!

8 p.m.

Damian Follett

Performing at Green Sleeves.

12 a.m.

Andrew Rodgers & Brad Tuck

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Source : http://www.thetelegram.com/community/go-guide-st-johns-area-events-may-19-25-211317/

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