This week in Georgestown: Dec 23rd, 2019

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1. Sunday Social with the Old Contemporaries
2. Georgestown Skating Party
3. What’s on at The Rooms
4. What’s on at Holy Heart Theatre
5. What’s on at The Lantern
6. Lending Libraries and Repair Shops
a. St. John’s Tool Library
b. Ordinary Spokes: bike repair for all
c. St. John’s Baby Clothes Library
7. Eating in Georgestown
a. Georgestown Café and Bookshelf
b. Georgestown Bakery
c. The Hungry Heart
d. The Rooms Café
8. Music Lessons in and near Georgestown
9. St. John’s E-updates
Happy Holidays to you and yours!

1. Sunday Social with The Old Contemporaries
The 5-piece bluegrass band will be shaking up the Atrium at The Rooms ( on Sunday, December 29 at 2:00pm. This concert is FREE and open to EVERYONE. Bring the kids and your dancing shoes! For more information, visit: (

2. Georgestown Skating Party
The annual Georgestown Skating Party will be held at the St. Bon’s Rink Saturday, January 4, 2020 at 2:00pm with a social to follow at 3:00pm. Hot chocolate and festive goodies will be served. All ages are welcome. Admission is by donation. Donations to the Foodbank will also be collected.

3. What’s on at the Rooms. Our neighbourhood art gallery, museum, and archives. For more information and to verify times:
Friday, Dec 27th, 7:30-9:00pm: Traditional Jam Session: Christmas Special (

Sunday, Dec 29th, 2:00-3:00pm: Sunday Social with the Old Contemporaries (

Sunday, Dec 29th, 2:00-4:00pm: Mini Mummers (

Ongoing programming:
The Culture Rooms. Daily
Experience Art! Daily
Fantastical Threads: Costumes at the Rooms Daily

4. What’s on at Holy Heart Theatre. Our neighbourhood theatre.
For more information, call 579-4424 or e-mail Check out the complete line-up at

Closed for the Holidays, Dec 23 to Jan 7

5. What’s on at The Lantern (35 Barnes Rd)
For more information and to verify times:

Closed for the Holidays, Dec 25 to Jan 1

6. Lending Libraries and Repair Shops (151 Empire Ave)
Lending libraries are closed until January 7th.
a. St. John’s Tool Library (709-771-4582)
Any tools borrowed can be returned January 17th.
b. Ordinary Spokes: bike repair for all. You can tune up your bike, meet other cyclists, or purchase an affordable refurbished bike.
c. St. John’s Baby Clothes Library. 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.

7. 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.
Holiday hours: Opened Dec 23rd 8:00am-3:00pm. Closed Dec 24th-27th.
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!
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.
Holiday Hours:
Monday, Dec 23rd, 11:30am-3:00pm
Tuesday, Dec 24th, 8:00-11:00am (for gift certificates and pre-ordered catering)
Closed Dec 25th-Jan 3rd.
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).

8. 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

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