Community events in and around St. John's, Tuesday, October 16 to Sunday, October 21


Submit your events online: Promote your events in print with the Go Guide and online with our Celebrating 709 events calendar. It’s simple: go to www.thetelegram.com/go-guide, click the date of your event and fill in the form. Or email event details to telegram@thetelegram.com and include Go Guide event in the subject line. Events must be submitted by Monday each week to be included in the following weekend’s event listings.

Tuesday, October 16

Activities

9 a.m.

Tour Government House

Free tours of Government House are available Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. by appointment only. To request a tour, call Yvonne Parsley at 729-4738 or email yparsley@gov.nl.ca.

Church

7:30 p.m.

Inner Healing Ministry

  1. you want a touch of the Holy Spirit? Every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m., Inner Healing Ministry meets in the Wesley United Church auditorium for a wonderful hour of music and prayer. It’s a time to just let the worries of life go away for an hour, a time of healing, a time for you. Open to everyone. A great place to meet new friends from all denominations. For more information, call Roger at 895-3499.

Comedy

8:30 p.m.

Bittersweet Stand-up

Stand-up comedy with a new lineup every week at Bitters Pub & Restaurant.

Festival

Upcoming

Spirit Song Festival

Spirit Song Festival is a yearly Indigenous arts festival that focuses on highlighting talented Indigenous artists from this province and across the country. The festival will be held Nov. 16-17, with many activities planned for the whole community. The entire event is free and open to the public. It will include workshops and stage shows.

Games

7 p.m.

Crib

The weekly crib game in support of the Canadian Mental Health Association – NL Division takes place every Tuesday in the basement of St. Teresa’s Church. Admission is $5, with a prize awarded to the winner. The event is open to everyone. Contact Andrew Walsh at 726-3935 for more information.

Live Music

6 p.m.

Andrew Rodgers

Performing at Green Sleeves.

10 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Open-Mike Night

Open-mike night at O’Reilly’s.

Wednesday, October 17

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.

Classes

6:10 p.m.

Bully Beware

Tired of being bullied or having your child bullied? You’re not alone. The Mount Pearl School of Martial Arts has a well-structured program to arm you/your child with techniques to recognize, defuse and defend against bullying. The Bully Beware program is only one element of the school’s comprehensive martial arts program. Self-confidence through self-defence. Contact Pat Cochrane at 368-8343 for details.

7:30 p.m.

Aikido

Aikido is an effective martial art with an ethical approach: use the aggressor’s energy against them without harming them. Get fit and focused while having fun. Aikido is offered by the Fudoshin School of Aikido at St. Theresa School, 100 Mundy Pond Rd. It’s a welcoming place for everyone. It is a non-profit with a low monthly membership fee; no one is turned away for financial reasons. For more information, visit www.2017.fudoshinaikikai.ca.

Film

7 p.m.

‘An Audience of Chairs’

The St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival’s ExxonMobil Opening Night Gala features the film, “An Audience of Chairs,” directed by Deanne Foley and starring Carolina Bartczak as Maura in this winning adaption of Joan Clark’s novel. Screened at Scotiabank Theatres (Cineplex, Avalon Mall) from 7-9 p.m.

Groups

7 p.m.

Cabot Toastmasters

Is a fear of public speaking holding you back? Drop in to our meeting at Mount Pearl City Hall to learn what we're all about. For more information, simply Google Cabot Toastmasters.

Live Music

6 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

7 p.m.

Chris Hennessy

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

10 p.m.

Damian Follett

Performing at Green Sleeves.

10:30 p.m.

Heel ’N’ Toe

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

Radio

7:30 p.m.

VOWR Guest Interview

Barbara De Land speaks with Carson Kenny and Tristan Paranavitana, young track and field athletes. They talk about how much fun they had taking part in their long-distance runs from May through September this year, the coaching they do, as well as other sports and special high school subjects which interest them, especially in the direction of possible future careers. Tune in at 800 AM, online at vowr.org and cable radio Rogers 945 or Bell Aliant 756.

Shopping

2 p.m.

St. John’s Farmers’ Market

Large weekly indoor/outdoor farmers' market from 2-8 p.m. every Wednesday at 245 Freshwater Rd. Seventy or more vendors, featuring fresh produce, prepared foods, hot food, crafts and more. Everything made, baked and grown locally. ATM and café on site. Weekly vendor lists, parking information and more available online at www.stjohnsfarmersmarket.ca.

Thursday, October 18

Children and youth

10:30 a.m.

Story Time at Torbay Public Library

Story time takes place at the Torbay Pubic Library every Thursday morning until Nov. 15 for preschool children and babies, accompanied by an adult. Drop-ins welcome. No fee. Session usually includes a story and a simple craft. For more information, call the library at 437-6571 during open hours, or email agriffiths@nlpl.ca.

7 p.m.

Young Adult Book Club

The Young Adult Book Club at Torbay Public Library is for anyone ages 12-18. No fee, no advance registration necessary. For more information, email torbayyabookclub@gmail.com. Follow Torbay Public Library on Facebook for this and other events.

Film

2:30 p.m.

Coffee and Culture

The St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival presents “The Woman Who Loves Giraffes” at The Rooms until 4 p.m.

7 p.m.

‘A Dysfunctional Cat’

Screened by MUN Cinema at Scotiabank Theatre as part of the St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival.

Evening Shorts

An evening of short films at the LSPU Hall from 7-8:30 p.m. A part of the St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival.

9:30 p.m.

‘What Walaa Wants’

The St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival late feature at the LSPU Hall.

Live Music

5 p.m.

Fergus O’Byrne

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

6:30 p.m.

Rob Cook

Performing at Green Sleeves.

8 p.m.

Irish Descendants

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

11 p.m.

Glory Days

Performing at Green Sleeves.

11:30 p.m.

Ceiligh

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

Shopping

Upcoming

Fall Book Sale

Mark your calendar — the fall book sale by the Friends of St. John’s Public Library is coming up on Oct. 27 at the A.C. Hunter Children’s Library on Allandale Road. There will be a wide variety of books for all ages and stages of reader, as well as some music CDs. Great prices, and funds from the sale go to support public library programs. Donations of gently used books welcome. Please drop them off at either of the three branches labelled St. John's Library Board.

Friday, October 19

Film

7 p.m.

CBC Friday Night Shorts

Short films at the LSPU Hall, followed by a Q&A discussion with local and visiting filmmakers. A part of the St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival.

9:30 p.m.

‘The Heat: A Kitchen (R)evolution’

The St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival late feature at the LSPU Hall.

Games

10:30 a.m.

Beginners’ Bridge Lessons

The St. John’s Retired Citizens Association offers beginners’ bridge lessons at 10 Bennett Ave. (off LeMarchant Road) beginning Friday from 10:30 a.m. until noon. Cost is $5 per person per lesson. Reg Kingsley is the instructor.

Live Music

4 p.m.

Rob Cook

Performing at Green Sleeves.

8 p.m.

Damian Follett

Performing at Green Sleeves.

10:30 p.m.

Missconduct

Performing at The Martini Bar.

Midnight

Derek Graham and John Ennis

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Saturday, October 20

Film

Noon

‘Falls Around Her’

The St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival noon feature film at the LSPU Hall.

3 p.m.

Afternoon Shorts

Short films at the LSPU Hall. A part of the St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival.

7 p.m.

‘Love, Scott’

The St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival evening feature at the LSPU Hall, followed by a Q&A.

9:30 p.m.

‘Ordinary Days’

The St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival late feature at the LSPU Hall.

Live Music

6:30 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

10:30 p.m.

Missconduct

Performing at The Martini Bar.

11 p.m.

Ale House

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Shopping

9 a.m.

Flea Market

A flea market at St. John the Evangelist Church, 20 Rectory Rd., Topsail, will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Admission is $1.

10 a.m.

Flea Market

The Topsail United Church annual fall flea market takes place from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. $1 admission. All are welcome. There is something for everyone.

Sunday, October 21

Film

Noon

‘They Call Us Warriors’

The St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival noon feature at the LSPU Hall.

3 p.m.

Afternoon Shorts

Short films at the LSPU Hall from 3-4:30 p.m. A part of the St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival.

7 p.m.

Emera NL Closing Night Gala

Closing night of the St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival at ScotiaBank Theatre from 7-9 p.m. Featuring the 2017 RBC MJ Award Short Film, “Crush” and the closing night feature, “Hopeless Romantic.”

Live Music

7 p.m.

Dave Whitty

Performing at Green Sleeves.

11 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

2 p.m.

VOWR Guest Interview

Barbara De Land speaks with Tim Walsh, nursery manager at the Memorial University Botanical Garden. They speak about autumn gardening suggestions, the scent process connected with flowers, plants, mushrooms and forested areas, mushroom searches, and conservation suggestions and reminders. Tune in at 800 AM, online at vowr.org, and cable radio Rogers 945 or Bell Aliant 756.

Religion

5:15 p.m.

Latin Mass

The holy sacrifice of the mass in the extraordinary form (traditional Latin) is celebrated on Sundays at St. Pius X Church on Smithville Crescent. Latin-English missals provided. Come experience the ever ancient and the ever new. For more information, email unavoce.sopc@gmail.com.

7 p.m.

United Community of Faith Service

Everyone is invited to attend an evening service of worship with the United churches from St. John’s and surrounding area at Cowan Heights United Church, 141 Frecker Dr. Choirs from these churches have also been invited to participate in a joint choir. Members and friends of all congregations are extended a warm welcome to attend. Join us for prayer, spiritual and uplifting music, and scripture. Refreshments will be served following worship. There will be plenty of parking available. We look forward to seeing you there. All proceeds from this service will be donated to Bridges to Hope.

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