Go Guide — Community Events For May 10

Tuesday, May 1

Children

Correction: The Telegram previously stated that The Rooms’ “Big Fun For Little People” program was happening today, but the program concluded on April 24 and will begin again in the fall. The Telegram apologizes for this error.

3:30 p.m.

Pokémon Club

This club is for Pokémon-loving children between the ages of six and 12. Bring your Pokémon cards to the Marjorie Mews Public Library to play, talk about your favourite Pokémon and more. Register by calling 737-3020.

Art

11 a.m.

‘Pause’

“Pause” features watercolours and mixed media drawings by Tia Connolly, Bonnie Leyton, Virginia Mitford and April White. All of the works invite viewers to take a moment to pause and consider an overlooked moment or experience. This exhibition will be at The Leyton Gallery of Fine Art until May 6.

Information

12 p.m.

Backyard Composting

The City of St. John’s, in partnership with the MMSB and the MUN Botanical Garden, offers free backyard composting information sessions to residents of St. John’s. This approximately one-hour session is at the MUN Botanical Garden. You can purchase a standard compost bin for $50 or a tumbler bin for $75 (HST included). These sessions are for St. John’s residents only. You can attend a free backyard composting information session without registering — just show up. If you will be purchasing a bin after the session, cash will be the only method of payment. Receipts will be provided.

Causes

7 p.m.

Weekly Crib Game

A weekly crib game in support of Ronald McDonald House happens every Tuesday evening in the basement at St. Teresa’s Church. $5 admission. Prize for the winner. Everyone welcome. Contact Andrew Walsh at 726-3935 for more information.

Classes

10:30 a.m.

Wisdom Healing Qigong

Several class times are offered for this eight-week program offered by Sheila Leonard at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd.: 10:30 a.m. (beyond beginners), 1:30 p.m. (beginners) or 7 p.m. (beginners and beyond beginners). Includes posture alignment, gentle repetitive movements, visualization and focused intention. For more information, call Sheila at 727-7863.

Groups

7:30 p.m.

Inner Healing Ministry

This group meets every Tuesday evening at the Wesley Church basement on Patrick Street. It is an hour of spiritual music, scripture and quiet time — an hour away from the hustle and bustle of life. It’s also a great chance to meet new people from all denominations. For more information, call Roger at 895-3499.

Comedy

8:30 p.m.

Bittersweet Comedy

Stand-up comedy at Bitters Pub, hosted by Lindsay Barron.

Games

7:30 p.m.

Trivia Tuesday

Get your teams together for Trivia Tuesday at Element Coffee Bar and Lounge. Teams can consist of one to four players. $20 per team. Come early to sign up.

Music

9 p.m.

Mark Manning

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

10 p.m.

Open Mic Night

Hosted by Mark Manning at O’Reilly’s.

12 a.m.

Chris Ryan Band

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

Wednesday, May 2

Birding

7 p.m.

Birds on the Rock

“Birds on the Rock” at the A.C. Hunter Public Library (1st floor community room) is an overview of why Newfoundland is such a unique and interesting place for birds and birdwatching, along with some tips on how to get started with birdwatching. Hosted by Jared Clark of BirdTheRock Bird & Nature Tours. Call 737-3950 to register with your library card.

Children

Ongoing

Fluvarium’s Summer Nature Camps

Registration is now open for The Fluvarium’s summer nature camps, designed to capture the interest and the imagination of young campers ages six through 12. Fish on Long Pond, swim at the Aquarena, relax in the forest and explore nature through engaging and thought-provoking programs. Camp cost is $165 (plus HST) and campers will be provided with a T-shirt. Limited space is available, and some weeks fill fast, so call 754-3474 to register.

Classes

10 a.m.

Boxing to Beat Parkinson’s

Presented by the Parkinson Society Newfoundland and Labrador, this is a specialized exercise program for Parkinson’s patients using boxing techniques. These one-hour classes are free, and are offered every Wednesday at Boxfit, 878 Topsail Rd. Call 754-4428 for details.

10:30 a.m.

T’ai Chi Chih

Two scheduled times are offered for this eight-week program offered by Sheila Leonard at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd.: 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., both for beginners. These sessions involve 20 gentle repetitive movements that help stimulate, circulate and balance the flow of our natural energy. For more information, call Sheila at 727-7863.

6:30 p.m.

An Introduction to Beekeeping

The NLBKA, in partnership with the MUN Botanical Garden, will discuss the basics of honey beekeeping. This session is designed to show people who know very little about honeybees what equipment is needed, books to read and courses to take in preparation for keeping honeybees. Not hands on, but basic information. This introduction is held at the MUN Botanical Garden from 6:30-8 p.m. $5 admission. Space is limited, so preregister online at https://www.mun.ca/botgarden/.

Groups

7:30 p.m.

Overeaters Anonymous

Overeaters Anonymous meets at St. James United Church on Elizabeth Avenue every Wednesday. For more information, call 738-1742.

Live Music

7 p.m.

Chris Hennessy

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

10:30 p.m.

Heel ‘N’ Toe

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

Panel Discussion

7 p.m.

Residential options for those on the spectrum

Join the Autism Society of Newfoundland and Labrador for an evening to discuss residential options for those on the autism spectrum. Hear from a mother, an aunt, a woman on the spectrum, a housing advocate and an autism professional about the unique realities those on the spectrum face when looking for a place to live. Panelists include Trudy Goold, Jacqueline Cooke, David Philpott, Bruce Pearce and Janet Miller Pitt. The discussion will be moderated by Anthony Germain. Doors open at 7 p.m. at the Suncor Energy Hall at the MUN school of music, with discussion beginning at 7:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend. We do ask that you RSVP online at >www.autism.nf.net if possible, as space is limited and filling up quickly. This is a free event. The event will also be live-streamed via a link on our website.

Radio

7:30 p.m.

VOWR Guest Interview

Listen to VOWR from 7:30-8 p.m. as Barbara DeLand talks about icebreaker research and development for the U.S. Coast Guard with Jim Millan, St. John’s National Research Council director of research and development. Millan tells the fascinating story and reach of the St. John’s NRC, its history and some of its projects — in particular, icebreaker design for the U.S. Coast Guard.

Thursday, May 3

Art

5 p.m.

Rooted in Art: Native Plants of Newfoundland and Labrador

Opening reception for a non-juried exhibition presented by members of the Botanical Art Society of Newfoundland and Labrador at the Memorial University Botanical Garden. The exhibition runs until May 31, and is a companion show to the Art of the Plant national juried exhibition in Ottawa and worldwide exhibitions scheduled for May in 25 countries on six continents. Presentations and demonstrations will be some of the programming related to this exhibition.

Books

7:30 p.m.

N.L. Fiction Authors

Celebrate the Atlantic Books Awards with an evening of readings by nominated authors at Broken Books, 245 Duckworth St. Hear from authors Bridget Canning (“The Greatest Hits of Wanda Jaynes”), Eva Crocker (“Barrelling Forward”), Alison Dyer (“I’d Write the Sea Like a Parlour Game”) and Mary Walsh (“Crying for the Moon”).

Classes

1:30 p.m.

T’ai Chi Chih

This eight-week program for beyond beginners is offered by Sheila Leonard at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd. These sessions involve 20 gentle repetitive movements that help stimulate, circulate and balance the flow of our natural energy. For more information, call Sheila at 727-7863.

Comedy

9 p.m.

Jokes at John’s

Hosted by Nicole Downton, this week’s headliner is Vicky Mullaley. No cover.

Live Music

5 p.m.

Fergus O’Byrne

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

8 p.m.

Irish Descendants

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

10 p.m.

Open Mic Night

Open mic night at Poyo & The Sprout Takeout.

11:30 p.m.

Ceiligh

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

Public Lectures and Discussions

6 p.m.

The Future of Advertising

A panel discussion and open dialogue at Quidi Vidi Brewery on the future of advertising. What does the creative process of tomorrow look like? How will the changing agency landscape and the rise of emerging technology shape our industry? Our talented guest panel will tackle such questions, and more, before opening up the floor to discussion. Hosted by ICE Awards. Purchase tickets online at eventbrite.ca.

7 p.m.

Northern Cod on the Move

What can otoliths reveal about demersal fish movements across the Newfoundland Shelf? In this free public lecture at the Johnson Geo Centre, hear from Victoria Neville, a PhD candidate in Memorial University’s biology department. Her dissertation focused on the use of fish ear stones (otoliths) as tools to uncover the origins and movement history of Atlantic cod. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., lecture is from 7-9 p.m.

Friday, May 4

Seniors

10:30 a.m.

Seniors’ Walking Group

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

Saturday, May 5

Heritage

10 a.m.

Avalon Regional Heritage Fair

Hosted at Amalgamated Academy in Bay Roberts, the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District’s annual Avalon Regional Heritage Fair, “Lessons from Our Past Shaping Our Future,” is open for public viewing from 10-11:30 a.m. Come out and see some impressive projects researched and created by students throughout the Avalon region. A full schedule for the fair is available online at www.nlesd.ca.

Source : http://www.thetelegram.com/community/go-guide-may-1-event-listings-for-the-st-johns-and-area-206309/

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