This week in Georgestown: December 11th

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This week in Georgestown:
1. The annual Georgestown neighbourhood skating party.
2. What’s on at The Rooms.
Special events.
a. A going concern: Mimi Stockland.
b. Instant Choir: Winter Wonderland.
c. Fine Art Workshop: Contemporary Textiles.
d. Learn to play 120s.
Weekly events.
a. Afternoon tea.
b. LAST WEEK: Big Fun for Little People: Weekly tots programme.
c. Engaging Evenings: A History of Holiday Beasts.
d. Coffee and Culture: Land and Sea Mummers — a screening.
3. What’s on at The Lantern.
a. Iyengar yoga classes.
b. T’ai chi chi and Chow Qigong.
c. Better Breathing Choir.
d. Safer Mindfulness.
i. Meditation and discussion.
4. What’s on at Holy Heart Theatre.
5. Join a committee: Georgestown needs you!
6. St. John’s Tool Library.
Wreath Making Workshops.
7. Ordinary Spokes: bike repair for all.
8. Eating in Georgestown.
a. Georgestown Café and Bookshelf.
b. Georgestown Bakery.
c. The Hungry Heart.
i. New hours.
ii. Meals Squared..
9. St. John’s Farmers Market: every Saturday.
10. St. John’s E-updates.

You can also follow us on Twitter (@Georgestown NA) and Facebook (@georgestown.nl).

This week in Georgestown:
1. The annual Georgestown neighbourhood skating party.
2. What’s on at The Rooms.
Special events.
a. A going concern: Mimi Stockland.
b. Handcrafted Holiday Beasts.
c.An intimate evening with Pam Morgan and Anita Best.
d. Knights of Columbus Hostel Fire of 1942: A Timeline and Behavioural Assessment.
e. Scuff n’ Scoff.
f. Fine Art Workshop: Contemporary Textiles.
g. Learn to play 120s.
Weekly events.
a. Afternoon tea.
b. Big Fun for Little People: Weekly tots programme.
c. Engaging Evenings: Movie night — Closet Monster.
A History of Holiday Beasts.
d. Coffee and Culture: Making Mummers — a talk and workshop.
Land and Sea Mummers — a screening.
3. What’s on at The Lantern.
a. Iyengar yoga classes.
b. T’ai chi chi and Chow Qigong.
c. Better Breathing Choir.
d. Safer Mindfulness.
i. Mindfulness and Meditation Classes.
ii. Meditation and discussion.
4. What’s on at Holy Heart Theatre.
5. Join a committee: Georgestown needs you!
6. The Mummers Parade.
7. St. John’s Tool Library.
8. Ordinary Spokes: bike repair for all.
9. Eating in Georgestown.
a. Georgestown Café and Bookshelf.
b. Georgestown Bakery.
c. The Hungry Heart.
i. New hours.
ii. Meals Squared..
10. St. John’s Farmers Market until December 23rd.
11. St. John’s E-updates.

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1. The annual Georgestown neighbourhood skating party. Friday, December 29th, at 1:00 at St. Bon’s Forum.

Skating will be from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m. with a social to follow upstairs afterwards! Admission by dontion (suggestion: $5). A non-perishable food-bank item would be greatly appreciated. COME OUT FOR THE EVENT OF THE SEASON!!!

2. What’s on at the Rooms. Our neighbourhood art gallery, museum, and archives.

Special Events.

a. Wednesday, December 13th from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. and Friday, December 15th from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. A going concern: contemporary textiles and everyday politics in Newfoundland and Labrador. Textile artist Mimi Stockland is on-site regularly creating work for “A Going Concern” on Level 3. Stop by and visit Mimi! Learn more about the textile and hooked rug exhibitions currently on display at georgestown.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f9e134743347583d0f9e71738&id=d200fdc403&e=d57f2ba488

b. Saturday, December 16th, at 2:00 p.m. Instant Choir: Winter Wonderland. Spend an hour on yourself this season by giving yourself the gift of singing in the last Instant Choir of 2017! Julia Halfyard and Peter Halley will lead you in an unforgettable choir experience.experience!

c. Saturday, December 16th, 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Fine Art Workshop: Contemporary Textiles.
If you are passionate about textiles, this day is for you! Join art educator Anne Pickard-Vaandering for a discussion and workshop on contemporary textile practices in fine art and craft. The workshop will begin with a presentation about sustainability and the effects of textile production on the environment, and take a look at exciting and innovative 21st-century textiles. There will be a hands-on fibres workshop to explore processes in felting, knitting, crotcheting and other methodologies. The day ends with an interpretive tour of the exhibitions, “Weaving the Existing, Home Economics – 150 years of Canadian Hooked Rugs”, and “A Going Concern: Contemporary Textiles and Everyday Politics in Newfoundland and Labrador.” $40, 10% discount for Rooms members. All materials are included. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required, call 757-8090.

d. Learn to play 120s. Wednesday, December 20th, from 7:00 until 9:00 p.m.
Have you always wanted to learn how to play 120’s but have never had the chance? Join the enthusiastic volunteer instructors as they share their love of this iconic card game. Included with price of admission. Spaces are limited and pre-registration is recommended for each session. To register, please contact Visitor Services at 757-8090.

Weekly events.

a. Afternoon Tea. Every Wednesday afternoons between 3:00 and 5:00 p.m.
Stop by for a fine selection of fine teas, sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and preserves, pastries, and sweets.

b. LAST WEEK: Big Fun for Little People: Weekly Tots Programme. Tuesday mornings until December 12th, from 10:30 until 11:30 a.m. Included with the price of admission.
Come to this programme designed for children aged 2-4 years. Itfeatures stories, songs, puppets, games and crafts for tots and their guardian. Afterward, head upstairs to The Rooms Café for a complimentary tea or coffee and a chance to visit with other adults.

c. Engaging Evenings. Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m.

December 13th: A History of Holiday Beasts. Learn about one of Newfoundland’s creepiest cultural customs. The hobby horse, a rare sight in these parts now, was once a long-standing part of the mummering tradition. It is the most peculiar of breeds. With menacing eyes, and crooked-as-sin nails for teeth, the mummer’s hobby horse has been terrifying people for centuries. It harkens back to the days when our not-so-distant ancestors would save the skins of animals, dry them, drape them over their bodies, and chase people around at festive times of the year. Hobby horses have been made out of junks of wood, giant blocks of styrofoam, leftover plywood, stitched-together cardboard, and the skulls of horses, moose, cows, and pigs to name just a few. In this multimedia presentation, you will be taken through the history of the hooded holiday beasts of Newfoundland and the links between our traditions and those of our UK horsey cousins.

d. Coffee and Culture. Thursdays, from 2:30 until 3:30. Lectures, films, presentations, and demonstrations. Free with admission.

December 14th: Land and Sea Mummers — a screening. A long-standing tradition at The Rooms. Come for a screening of mummer-themed episodes of Land & Sea, courtesy of CBC. It’s become an entrenched part of Christmas in Newfoundland and Labrador…the Mummers Show. The beloved Land and Sea Christmas classic. Featuring the music of Simani, set in Fortune Bay on Newfoundland’s south coast, this show has retained a timeless appeal. And the highlight has always been a kitchen Christmas visit from the mummers…a page from the book of Christmases past.

3. What’s on at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Road.

a. Iyengar Yoga Classes.
 Facilitator: Genia Sussex, Certified Iyengar teacher. B.K.S. Iyengar’s method encourages correct body alignment and precise movement to develop flexibility, strength and relaxation in the body and focus, clarity and serenity in the mind. In class, yoga props are used to allow students to progress at their own pace. *Please bring your own mat. Contact Genia at 722-3239 for information and to register. For more information: georgestown.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f9e134743347583d0f9e71738&id=52a835db23&e=d57f2ba488

b. T’ai Chi Chi and Chow Qigong.

i. T’ai Chi Chi is a series of 20 gentle movements designed to circulate and balance the flow of Chi, the natural universal energy within our body. The more freely it flows, the greater wellness and vitality we experience. It is yet another way to help yourself feel better on all levels, body, mind and spirit, using your own natural resources. For more information: georgestown.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f9e134743347583d0f9e71738&id=7916213934&e=d57f2ba488

ii. Wisdom Healing Qigong (Chow Qigong) is a powerful integrated healing system that combines Western health practices and ancient traditional Chinese medicine in which body, mind and spirit are seen as one. For more information: georgestown.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f9e134743347583d0f9e71738&id=dcfee034fc&e=d57f2ba488

For further information on tai chi or chow qigong, see www.taichichihnl.ca (georgestown.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f9e134743347583d0f9e71738&id=d80f12fad5&e=d57f2ba488) or contact Sheila Leonard at sheilaleonard@nf.sympatico.ca (mailto:sheilaleonard@nf.sympatico.ca) or telephone 727-7863.

c. Better Breathing Choir. Wednesdays, 7:00 until 8:30 p.m. The St. John’s Better Breathing Choir is a group for anyone living with a lung condition or breathing difficulties to sing together with family and friends in a relaxed environment. Parking close to building. No registration needed. No need to read music. No cost. Breathing exercises in a fun environment. Presentations by guest speakers. For more information contact Jane Gosine or Kalen Thomson by e-mail at betterbreathingchoir@gmail.com or by telephone at 864-2114. Visit their webpage at htttps://betterbreathingchoir.wordpress.com

d. Safer Mindfulness.

Andrew Safer has been a mindfulness practitioner for 49 years and became an authorized mindfulness-awareness meditation instructor through Shambhala International in 1993.

i. Meditation and discussion group. Monday evenings from 7:15 until 8:45 p.m. in the Oak Room. Arrive at 7:00 or shortly after. To receive instruction in Mindfulness-Awareness Meditation, contact Andrew to arrange to meet at 6:30. Andrew@safermindfukness.com Practice begins at 7:15 and is followed by a reading and open discussion. This group is open to all and is free of charge. (A donation to help pay for the room rental is accepted and appreciated)

4. What’s on at Holy Heart Theatre. Our neighbourhood theatre.

Holy Heart High School presents “Music To Warm Your Heart”. Monday, December 11th, at 7:30 p.m.

The Michael English Christmas Show. Wednesday, December 13th, at 7:30 p.m.

A Kenny and Dolly Christmas. Thursday, December 14th, at 7:30 p.m.

Revolutions Dance – The Greatest Time of Year. Saturday, December 16th at 5:00 p.m.

Coastal Dance – Countdown to Christmas. Tuesday, December 19th, at 7:30 p.m.

VOCM Happy Tree Concert: Allan Doyle, the Secrets, Damien Follet, Kelly Prescotte, Chris LeDrew. Wednesday, December 20th, at 8:00 p.m.

The Ennis Sisters: A Christmas Time in Newfoundland. Friday, December 22nd and Saturday, December 23rd, at 7:00 p.m.

Thane Dunn and his Cadillac Kings. Friday, January 5th, and Saturday, January 6th, at 7:30 p.m.

For more information, call 579-4424 or e-mail theatreboxoffice@nf.aibn.com (mailto:theatreboxoffice@nf.aibn.com) Check out the complete line-up at georgestown.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f9e134743347583d0f9e71738&id=4b122e2548&e=d57f2ba488

5. Join a committee; Georgestown needs you! We are looking for neighbourhood residents to join our three committees: advocacy, community building, and communications (newsletter and other social media). If you are interested in joining one of these committees or would like more information on them, please write to us at georgestownneighbourhood@gmail.com.

6. St. John’s Tool Library.

Whether you’re a veteran DIYer or thinking about getting started on your very first project, the St. John’s Tool Library is here to help. They are a non-profit tool lending service for people who want to create, make, build, and grow. Your membership gives you access to a broad inventory of equipment, from lawn mowers to power drills, from stud finders to table saws, from gardening shovels to soldering irons – they’ve got you covered. For more information: georgestown.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f9e134743347583d0f9e71738&id=63fa3d4928&e=d57f2ba488.

7. Ordinary Spokes: bike repair for all.
Ordinary Spokes is a community bike co-op located in Georgestown at 151 Empire Ave. They are a collectively run, D.I.Y. organization with a mandate to increase access to affordable transportation for everyone. They have a shop space fully stocked with new and used parts for do-it-yourself repairs as well as a wide selection of refurbished bikes for sale. They are an LGBTQ2S+ friendly space and are open every Thursday from 5:30 until 8:30p.m. For inquiries, drop by during open hours or contact them on Facebook: /ordinaryspokes, instagram: @ordinaryspokes, or email: ordinaryspokes@gmail.com

8. Eating in Georgestown.

a. The Georgestown Cafe and Bookshelf (georgestown.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f9e134743347583d0f9e71738&id=35e1a7eec3&e=d57f2ba488) 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.

b. The Georgestown Bakery 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!

c. The Hungry Heart Cafe (georgestown.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f9e134743347583d0f9e71738&id=4d181b0db9&e=d57f2ba488) .
i. New hours: 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., Monday to Friday. Closed on Saturday and Sunday.

Meals Squared. Give exponentially more.
When you dine at the Hungry Heart Café, you will have the option to add $2 to your bill. This money will go directly toward the production of a well-balanced, delicious meal for a Stella’s Circle participant. Hunger is often a challenge for many of the participants, and the Hungry Heaert would like to leverage their skills and infrastructure to help address this issue. Learn more: You can help feed someone in need with only $2 (georgestown.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f9e134743347583d0f9e71738&id=bdf74639ec&e=d57f2ba488)

9. St. John’s Farmers Market. Until December 23rd from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the Lion’s Club Chalet, enter at intersection of Bonaventure & Mayor Avenues.
The vendors sell a wide variety of goods, including vegetables, meat, hot and cold prepared food, preserves and jams, pastries and sweets, breakfast items, art, jewelry, body care products, craft sand more. Plus everything at the St. John’s Farmers’ Market is made, baked or grown in Newfoundland and Labrador. For more information: georgestown.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f9e134743347583d0f9e71738&id=4ea0ec99b7&e=d57f2ba488

10. 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: georgestown.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f9e134743347583d0f9e71738&id=179b56ecd1&e=d57f2ba488
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