This week in Georgestown: Aug 19th, 2019

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1. Happy City St. John’s Neighbourhood Forum
2. Critical Mass St. John’s
3. Curbside Bulk Collection
4. Music Lessons in and near Georgestown
5. Other Women Walk
6. What’s happening on the lawn at Government House
7. What’s on at The Rooms
8. What’s on at Holy Heart Theatre
9. What’s on at The Lantern
a. Drop in Meditation
b. Back to Basics
c. PLIAN Youth Justice Camp
d. Happy City St. John’s Neighbourhood Forum
10. St. John’s Tool Library
11. Ordinary Spokes: bike repair for all
12. St. John’s Baby Clothes Library
13. Eating in Georgestown
a. Georgestown Café and Bookshelf
b. Georgestown Bakery
c. The Hungry Heart
d. The Rooms Café
14. Roadwork in Georgestown
15. Private resource teacher in Georgestown
16. St. John’s E-updates

1. Happy City St. John’s Neighbourhood Forum
Happy City St. John’s has been hosting a series of neighbourhood forums to discuss how St. John’s neighbourhoods can support and engage newcomers to the city. These involve a discussion of the supports for new residents in neighbourhoods, the barriers to civic engagement that newcomers experience, and how we can bridge those gaps.

The final forum will be held at 6:00pm, on Thursday, August 22nd, at the Lantern Cafeteria, 35 Barnes Road and will last approximately two hours. Snacks and beverages will be provided, including vegetarian and gluten-free options.

For more details, see You can also read more about this initiative in coverage from CBC ( and VOCM ( .

2. Critical Mass St. John’s at Bannerman Park There will be a critical mass ride at Bannerman Park, Friday, August 30th at 6:30pm. All ages, abilities, and types of wheels are welcome. There will be draw prizes for those interested and a possibility of a sociable afterwards.

For more information:

3. Curbside Bulk Collection The City of St. John’s began offering curbside collection of bulk garbage and metal items August 5th by appointment. Area 2 can schedule pick-ups September 16 – September 20. For more information, visit ( .

4. Music lessons in and near Georgestown

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

Violin/Viola Lessons with Daniel Fuchs, M.Mus. located near the Gower Street United Church. Ages 6 and above, all levels welcome. For more information, please email

5. Other Women Walk at Bannerman Park
This historical walking tour takes place weekdays until Monday, September 2nd.
For more details:

Tour times:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 11:00‑12:00pm
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 2:00‑3:00pm
Tuesday, Thursday, 2:00‑3:00pm
Tuesday, Thursday, 7:00‑8:00pm

6. What’s happening on the lawn at Government House
During July, August, and September, Government House will host activities from 12:15 until 1:00 on the lawn:
* Tuesdays: t’ai chi chih
* Wednesdays: yoga
* Thursdays: wisdom healing qigong

7. What’s on at the Rooms. Our neighbourhood art gallery, museum, and archives. For more information and to verify times:
Monday, Aug 19th — Friday, Aug 23rd, 12:00pm and 3:00pm: Newfoundland Food Samples (

Wednesday, Aug 21st, 7:00‑9:00pm: Between Breaths: a Discussion (with Robert Chafe) (

Thursday, Aug 22nd, 8:00‑10:00pm: James Hurley at the Rooms (

Sunday, Aug 25th, 2:00‑3:00pm: Under the Sea with Jim Payne (

For the duration of the summer:
We Play For You. Mondays, 2:00‑4:00pm and Wednesdays, 2:00‑4:00pm and 7:00‑9:00pm
Artist Spotlight. Tuesdays and Fridays, 2:00‑4:00pm
Weekly Collections Spotlight. Thursdays, 2:00‑3:00pm
Traditional Jam Session. Fridays, 7:30‑9:00pm
Furry Meetings. Saturdays, 2:00-4:00pm
The Culture Rooms Kiosks. Music, language, nature, history, genealogy. Daily.
Experience Art! Daily.

Guided tours
Future Possible. Mondays and Thursdays, 11:00am
Fishing for Cod. Mondays and Thursdays, 3:00pm
Memories of the First World War. Tuesdays to Fridays, and Sundays, 3:00pm
A History of Fort Townshend. Tuesdays and Fridays, 11:00am
Connecting People, Place and Environment. Wednesdays and Saturdays, 11:00am
Billy Gauthier: Beyond Bone. Wednesdays and Saturdays, 3:00pm
8. What’s on at Holy Heart Theatre. Our neighbourhood theatre.
Friday, August 23rd, 8:00pm:
The Fortunate Sons – North America’s #1 Tribute to Creedence Clearwater Revival

For more information, call 579-4424 or e-mail Check out the complete line-up at

9. What’s on at The Lantern. (35 Barnes Rd)
For more information and to verify times:
a. Drop in Meditation. Mondays, 7:00pm
b. Back to Basics. Mondays and Thursdays, 7:30pm
c. PLIAN Youth Justice Camp. August 19th – 21st
d. Happy City St. John’s Neighbourhood forum. August 22nd, 6:00pm

10. St. John’s Tool Library. (151 Empire Ave)
During opening hours, call them at 709-754-8665. You can visit their website:

Hours of Operation
Tuesday: 5:30 – 8:30pm
Thursday: 5:30 – 8:30pm
Saturday: 9:00am – 1:00pm

For information about workshops:

11. Ordinary Spokes: bike repair for all. (151 Empire Ave, at the Tool Library)
The Tool Library and Ordinary Spokes have teamed up! During the Tool Library’s open hours on Thursdays (5:30‑8:30pm) you can tune up your bike, meet other cyclists, or purchase an affordable refurbished bike.


Hours of Operation: Thursday 5:30‑8:30pm

12. St. John’s Baby Clothes Library and Clothing Drive
A new library is set to open in St. John’s later this fall for sharing baby clothes, from size preemie to 2T. Clothes will be able to be picked up and dropped off at the St. John’s Tool Library during its hours of operation.

For more information about the library, visit the St. John’s Baby Clothes Library facebook page:

13. Eating in Georgestown
a. The Georgestown Café and Bookshelf, 73 Hayward Ave, 579-7134. Open 8:00am until 5:00pm from Monday to Saturday, and from 10:00am until 5:00pm on Sunday.
Note that they have opened an additional location on Long’s Hill.
b. The Georgestown Bakery, 60 Hayward Ave, 753-8099. Open from Tuesday until Friday, from 7:00 until 5:30pm, and on Saturday from 7:00 until 3:00. Bagels, baguettes, breads of many varieties as well as sweets!
Closed for vacation from Sunday, August 25th, until Thursday, September 5th. Reopening on Friday, September 6th.
c. The Hungry Heart Café, 142 Military Rd, 738-6164. Open Tuesday to Saturday, from 8:00am until 3:00pm. Brunch is served on Saturday.
d. The Rooms Café, 9 Bonaventure Ave. Open Monday 10am‑5pm; Tuesday 10am‑5pm; Wednesday 10am – 9 pm; Thursday 10am – 5pm; Friday 10am‑10pm (Archives close at 5); Saturday 10am‑5pm; and Sunday Noon‑5pm (Archives closed).

14. Roadwork in Georgestown
The streets in Georgestown that are scheduled for work under the 2019 Streets Rehabilitation Contract 1 include the following:
* Hayward Ave: From Maxse St to Catherine St
* The Dardenelles
* Bonaventure Ave: From Merrymeeting Rd to Howley Ave

This tender was awarded to Pyramid Construction Ltd. Construction will take place over the summer and fall, and early winter (until January).

15. 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 St. For more information, visit ( or Study Corner Tutoring on Facebook.

16. St. John’s E-Updates
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