This week in Georgestown: April 8th, 2019

You can visit us on our website at and also follow us on Twitter (@Georgestown NA) and Facebook (

Dog Etiquette.
New: “Georgestown Folklore”
1. Tea and Scrabble for a Good Cause.
2. Scanning/Mapping Event.
3. What’s on at The Rooms.
4. What’s on at Holy Heart Theatre.
5. What’s on at The Lantern.
a. Iyengar Yoga.
b. T’ai Chi Chi and Chow Qigong.
c. Got your back yoga.
6. St. John’s Tool Library.
7. Ordinary Spokes: bike repair for all.
8. Eating in Georgestown.
a. Georgestown Café and Bookshelf.
b. Georgestown Bakery.
c. The Hungry Heart.
i. Vietnames Theme Night.
d. The Rooms Café.
9. Private resource teacher in Georgestown.
10. Music lessons in Georgestown.
11. St. John’s E-updates.

It is spring, and once again people are not picking up after their dogs, even though it is the law that they must. Please pick up after your dog, and maybe dog owners who are extra nice could pick up “mistakes” when they encounter them.
Have a look at our website to discover a new “Georgestown Folklore” section. The folklore graduate students presented a walking tour of their research last October and a talking tour of the same this February. If you missed these events, you can now read all their reports online on our website at

1. Tea and Scrabble for a Good Cause. Saturday, April 13th, form 2:00 until 4:30 p.m. Presented by the Terra Nova Grandmothers and Grandothers. Admission $15. Come as a team or find a partner there.
Bring a board and a 4th edition dictionary (A few will be available.) The Stephen Lewis Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign helps grandmothers in Africa raise their grandchildren orphaned by AIDs
*Overflow parking is available at the Basilica then go to the right side of church, take the lane to the right in front of the mother house and go through to the Lantern.

2. Scanning/Mapping Event. Watch out for details soon about this event your neighbourhood association is organizing in collaboration with Heritage NL in May. You can bring old photos of the neighourhood, and we will scan them to save for the future. We will also be asking residents and former residents for the location of the businesses that once dotted the streets of Georgestown so that we can put their location on maps. It will be a fun evening of sharing with the usual treats and refreshments!

3. What’s on at the Rooms. Our neighbourhood art gallery, museum, and archives. For more information and to verify times:

Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m. (until April 16th). Big Fun for Little People.

Wednesday, April 10th, 7:00-8:00 p.m. Engaging Evenings: Battledogz Improv.

Thursday, April 11th, 2:30-3:30. Coffee and Culture: Curatorial Talk — Darryn Doull.

Friday, April 12th, 7:30 p.m. Through the decades: Eighties Night with Bic and the Ballpoints.

Saturday, April 13th, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Introduction to Contemporary Art: Landscapes. Act now before this workshop is fully booked.

Sunday, April 14th, 2:00-4:00 p.m. Nature Nook.

REGISTER AHEAD: Monday, May 6th, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Beyond The Attic: Introduction to Genealogy.
4. What’s on at Holy Heart Theatre. Our neighbourhood theatre.

Sunday, April 14th, at 7:30 p.m. World Champion Thane Dunn’s Elvis: Rock and Country.

Thursday, April 18th, 8:00 p.m. Friends of Arthur O’Brien Benefit Concert.

Saturday, April 20th, at 8:00 p.m. Tim Baker with special guest Charlotte Cornfield.

Thursday, April 25th, at 8:00 p.m. Gerry Dee.

For more information, call 579-4424 or e-mail Check out the complete line-up at
5. What’s on at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Road.

a. Iyengar Yoga Classes.

b. T’ai Chi Chi and Chow Qigong.

c. Got your back yoga: yoga for the maturing body. Thursdays, April 4th to May 9th, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. $66. Pre-registration is required:

6. St. John’s Tool Library. (151 Empire Avenue) Tuesdays 5:30 until 8:30 p.m.; Thursdays from 2:30 until 8:30 p.m.; and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. During opening hours, call them at 709-754-8665.

Home Reno Workshop Series.

Saturday, April 13th, 2:00-3:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 18th, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

BEGINNERS’ CROCHET with Mimi Stockland
Thursday, April 25th, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Workshop #4: LET’S BUILD A DECK!
Saturday, May 4th, 2:00-3:30p.m.
For information about these workshops:

If you are interested in volunteering, please send them a note to
7. Ordinary Spokes: bike repair for all. 151 Empire Avenue. (at the Tool Library). Thursday from 5:30 until 8:30 p.m.

Spring is here, and Ordinary Spokes has bikes for sale. This DIY bike repair co-op shares the space with the Tool Library and repairs bikes which they sell for reasonable prices to help fund their operation. Stop by to have a look.

8. Eating in Georgestown.
a. The Georgestown Café and Bookshelf are open 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. from Monday to Saturday, and from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Sunday. 73 Hayward Avenue, 709-579-7134.

b. The Georgestown Bakery, 60 Hayward Avenue, is open from Tuesday until Friday, from 7:00 until 5:30 p.m., and on Saturday from 7:00 until 3:00. Bagels, baguettes, breads of many varieties as well as sweets! 753-8099.

c. The Hungry Heart Café,142 Military Road, 738-6164. Open Tuesday to Saturday, from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Brunch is served on Saturday; closed on Sunday.

i. Vietnamese Theme Night. Friday, April 12th, at 7:30 p.m. or Saturday, April 13th, at 7:30 p.m.
Enjoy a leisurely five-course theme dinner while exploring cuisine from Vietnam. Vietnamese menus are known to be fresh and healthy, due to a liberal use of vegetables, herbs and aromatics. A balanced menu reflects five flavour profiles: spicy, sour, bitter, salty and sweet. Chicken, pork and seafood will be accompanied by noodles, rice, vegetables, mint, cilantro, lemongrass, chilies, garlic, ginger, lime juice and fish sauce. $55 per person (not including taxes, beverages & gratuity). For reservations: 738-6164 | Please advise them of any dietary allergies or sensitivities when you book your table. Fish sauce will be used in all dishes. Not suitable for those with seafood allergies.

d. The Rooms Café. 9 Bonaventure Avenue.
i. Opening hours. Monday CLOSED; Tuesday 10 am – 5 pm; Wednesday 10 am – 9 pm; Thursday 10 am – 5 pm; Friday 10 am – 10 pm (Archives close at 5); Saturday 10 am – 5 pm; and Sunday Noon – 5 pm (Archives closed)
Afternoon Tea. Wednesdays, 3:00-5:00 p.m. A selection of fine teas, sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and preserves, pastries and sweets. Call 757-8097 to reserve your seating.
9. Private resource teacher in Georgestown.
Zanele Myles provides support in reading, writing, and math for elementary students and in study skills for high school and university students. Located on Mullock Street. For more information, visit or Study Corner Tutoring on Facebook

10. Music lessons in Georgestown.
Flute and Piano Lessons with Johanna Jabora-Scott , M. Mus. Located on Hayward Ave. All ages are welcome. For more information, visit ( .

11. St. John’s E-Updates.
You live in Georgestown and haven’t signed up for the City’s e-mail updates yet? What are you waiting for? Have information from the City of St. John’s sent directly to your e-mail address. Simply select which types of information you would like to receive and enter your e-mail address to subscribe:

For people who live, work and play in Georgestown.

For more information or to list an event, please contact us at (
The Georgestown Neighbourhood Association provides these listings as a service to the neighbourhood: however, inclusion in the listings does not imply either the GNA’s participation in or endorsement of the events.

** (
** Share (
** (
** Tweet (
** (
** Forward (

This email was sent to (
why did I get this? ( unsubscribe from this list ( update subscription preferences (
Georgestown Neighbourhood Association . 13 Maxse Street . St. John’s, Nl A1C 2S6 . Canada

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp

This entry was posted in Newsletter. Bookmark the permalink.