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MONDAY, JANUARY 14
Activities 7 p.m. Book Club Torbay Public Library Book Club meets 7 to 8 p.m. to talk about “The Mermaid Chair” by Sue Monk Kidd. Telling the story of Jessie Sullivan – a love story between a woman and a monk, a woman and her husband, and ultimately a woman and her own soul. Book club copies are available to borrow at Torbay Public Library librarian’s desk. Also on CD from NL Public Libraries. Join us! No event registration, no fee. Follow Torbay Public Library on Facebook for this and other events and info: https:// www.facebook.com/torbaypubliclibrary/. Ongoing Snowshoeing The public is invited to snowshoe at Government House. When conditions are suitable and safe, bring your snowshoes, friends and family to the grounds during the day for a winter wellness break. Groups 10:30 a.m. Guitar lessons The St. John’s Retired Citizens’ Association offers guitar lessons for beginners at 10 Bennett Ave. every Monday from 10:30 a.m. until noon beginning Jan. 14. Richard Harvey is an accomplished instructor and he welcomes anyone interested in learning to play guitar. The cost is just $5 per person per session. 3 p.m.
Loose Threads Sewing Studio Our weekly sewing studio at St. James United Church is open to everyone. Whether you’re a seasoned sewer or a beginner, our class is open to you. Come and learn new skills, work on projects and enjoy the company. 7 p.m.
The Writer’s Circle Open to anyone wishing to discover or exercise their creative writing skills. The direction of the class will be determined by the dynamic of the group, but guided writing efforts are anticipated. During this time, students or people needing direction, proofreading, or editing of their work may bring it along to St. James United Church for assistance from experienced leaders. Upcoming Psoriasisnl Psoriasisnl invites those affected by psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis in our community to join us for support group meetings on the third Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Community Room at the Blackmarsh Road Dominion. This next meeting is scheduled for Jan. 16. Please check our Facebook page for any cancellation information. Choir Upcoming Coastal Sounds Community Choir The choir will hold its annual open house on Wednesday, Jan. 16 at 7:30 p.m. at Holy Spirit High School. All are welcome to come and enjoying singing, socializing and snacking together. Coastal Sounds welcomes all singers regardless of experience. Come for a visit (or sign up for the term) and learn what we’re all about. Live Music 7 p.m. Dave White Performing at Green Sleeves. 8 p.m. Musicnl Open Mike Hosted by Selina Boland at The Ship Pub. 8:30 p.m.
Kelly Mcmichael and Friends Performing at The Black Sheep. 10 p.m. Damian Follett Performing at Green Sleeves.
TUESDAY, JANUARY 15
Activities 6 p.m.
Board Game Social Board game socials are great for anyone new to the city, or likeminded folks who share the same passion for board games looking to learn new games with others. Join us on our Board Game Social nights from 6 to 11 p.m. at Mochanopoly where anyone can drop in, play with others and mingle with new people! $5 play as long as you want, stay as long as you want! Food and drinks optional. Our game guru will be onsite to teach our game of the month to anyone who is interested! Fundraiser 7 p.m. Cribbage The weekly crib game in support of the Canadian Mental Health Association N.L. Division takes place in the basement of St. Teresa’s Church from 7-9 p.m. Admission is $5, with a prize awarded to the winner. The event is open to everyone. Contact Andrew Walsh at 7263935 for more information. Classes 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 7 p.m. Wisdom Healing Qigong 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., from Jan. 15 to March 5. Classes at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. for new and returning students. Class at 1:30 p.m. for returning students only. Focus is on postural alignment, gentle repetitive movements, visualization and sound, with focused intention and attention. Register at your first class. Call 727-7863 or visit www.sheilaleonard.ca for more information. Groups 7 p.m.
The Cross and Bean A new monthly, café-style book club at St. James United Church is starting with an exploration of the book “The Great Spiritual Migration” by Brian Mcclain, an interesting and relevant read about the future of Christianity in our time. Come with an inquisitive, open mind to explore and discuss Mcclain’s ideas each month over coffee or tea. People of all ages, races, denominations and faiths — skeptics, atheists, believers, too — are all welcome. This book can be purchased at Chapters. For more information, contact Susan Sheppard at the church office at 722-1881. St. James is an accessible venue. Please use the side entrance. Live Music 7 p.m. Andrew Rodgers Performing at Green Sleeves. 9 p.m.
Len O’neil and Friends Performing at The Black Sheep. 10 p.m. Dave White Performing at Green Sleeves. Meetings Upcoming National Association of Federal Retirees The next general meeting for members of the Avalon/burin branch will take place tomorrow, Jan. 16 from 2-4 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion, Blackmarsh Road. Guest speaker will be Victoria Moulton, from the Hard of Hearing Association. Call 709-8343648 for further information.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16
Activities 12:30 p.m. Lunch and Bridge Lunch and bridge take place every Wednesday at the St. John’s Curling Club. Lunch is served at 12:30 p.m. sharp. Call Shirley Kelly at 754-3260 to book a table. Ongoing Snowshoeing The public is invited to snowshoe at Government House. When conditions are suitable and safe, bring your snowshoes, friends and family to the grounds during the day for a winter wellness break. Arts Ongoing Funding opportunity Artsnl is now accepting applications for its Annual Operating Program for Professional Arts Organizations. Deadline: Friday, Feb. 15. Organizational annual operations must start on/after April 15. Contact Artsnl for details: 726-2212 or toll free 1-866-7262212 (NL only), email kmur[email protected] nlac.ca or visit http://www.nlac.ca/ grants/aoppao.htm for info, video, and to apply. Choir 7:30 p.m. Coastal Sounds Community Choir Coastal Sounds Community Choir will hold its annual open house this evening at Holy Spirit High School. All are welcome to come and enjoy singing, socializing and snacking together! Coastal Sounds welcomes all singers regardless of experience. Come for a visit (or sign up for the term) and learn what we’re all about! Classes 10:30 a.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.) from Jan. 16 to March 6. Classes at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. for new and returning students. Includes 20 gentle, repetitive movements that help increase the flow of our natural energy. Can register at your first class. Call 727-7863 or visit www.sheilaleonard.ca for more information. Comedy 8 p.m. Revue 2018 The curtain goes up on a parade of characters, sets, costumes, and some new voices. Rising Tide Theatre is back presenting its annual political “Revue,” an irreverent take on life in the province. There are laughs galore with plenty of wild characters. Don’t miss all the fun. Opening in Trinity this year and then heading to St. John’s before embarking on a province-wide tour, “Revue 2018” is on the road from Jan. 11 until Feb. 23. Onstage at the St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre from Jan. 16-20. Tickets to “Revue 2018” are on sale at arts and culture centre box offices, online at www.artsandculturecentre.com and at box offices for the venues in Trinity, Clarenville, Carbonear, Marystown and Bonavista. 8:30 p.m. vdowntown Comedy Stand-up comedy every Wednesday night at Treble Lounge. Paywhat-you-can cover. Groups 7 p.m. Psoriasisnl Psoriasisnl invites those affected by psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis to join our community support group. Meetings are held at the Blackmarsh Road Dominion Community Room on the third Wednesday of each month. All are welcome. Live Music 7 p.m. Dave White Performing at Green Sleeves. 8:30 p.m. Andrea Monro Performing at The Black Sheep. 10 p.m. Damian Follett Performing at Green Sleeves. Meetings 2 p.m. National Association of Federal Retirees General meeting for members of the Avalon/burin branch is from 2-4 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion, Blackmarsh Road. Guest speaker will be Victoria Moulton, from the Hard of Hearing Association. Call 709-834-3648 for further information.
Downtown Comedy: Stand-up comedy 8:30 every Wednesday night at Treble Lounge. Pay-what-you-can cover.