This week in Georgestown: December 24th

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1. THIS COMING SUNDAY! The annual Georgestown neighbourhood skating party.
2. The Loop opens for the season.
3. What’s on at The Rooms.
Holiday hours
4. What’s on at Holy Heart Theatre.
5. What’s on at The Lantern.
a. Better Breathing Choir.
b. Iyengar Yoga.
c. T’ai Chi Chi and Chow Qigong.
d. NEW! Yoga got your back.
6. St. John’s Tool Library.
7. Ordinary Spokes: bike repair for all.
8. Eating in Georgestown. CHECK OUT THE HOLIDAY HOURS.
a. Georgestown Café and Bookshelf.
b. Georgestown Bakery.
c. The Hungry Heart.
d. The Rooms.
9. Private resource teacher in Georgestown.
10. Music lessons in Georgestown.
11. St. John’s E-updates.


HOLIDAY GARBAGE/RECYCLING COLLECTION: Because of the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, the next garbage collection will be on TUESDAY, DECEMBER 27TH, and the next garbage/recycling collection will be on WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 2ND.

1. THIS COMING SUNDAY!!! The annual Georgestown neighbourhood skating party. Sunday, December 30th, at 2:00 at St. Bon’s Forum.

Skating will be from 2:00 until 3:00 p.m. with a social to follow upstairs afterwards! Admission by donation (suggestion: $5). A non-perishable food-bank item would be greatly appreciated. COME OUT FOR THE EVENT OF THE SEASON!!!

2. ​The Loop opens for the season.
The Loop at Bannerman Park opened at noon, Thursday, December 20th, and remains open for the 2018-19 season, when conditions are favourable.
Daily hours 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., except during ice resurfacing (no skating): Monday to Thursday: 8:00-10:00 a.m. and 2:30-3:15 p.m.; Friday to Sunday: 8:00-10:00 a.m.; 1:15-2:00 p.m. and 4:00-4:45 p.m.

Call The Loop line at 733-LOOP (5667) to check if it’s open. The Loop line is updated during closures resulting from poor ice conditions.

All visitors must follow the rules and regulations posted around The Loop, and on the City website, so all skaters have fun while remaining safe during the season ahead.

3. What’s on at the Rooms. Our neighbourhood art gallery, museum, and archives. For more information and to verify times:
Holiday hours.
The Rooms will be open regular hours over the holidays, with the exception of these dates: December 24th, Christmas Eve; December 25th, Christmas Day; December 26th, Boxing Day; December 31st, New Year’s Eve; and January 1st, New Year’s Day.

Friday, December 28th, 7:00-9:00 p.m. Janneys on the Big Screen.
4. What’s on at Holy Heart Theatre. Our neighbourhood theatre.

Tuesday, January 29th, at 7:30 p.m. Rajaton.

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. The Twelve Steps: A Spiritual Journey. Wednesdays, January 16th until March 6th, 7:30- 8:45 p.m.

b. Iyengar Yoga Classes.
 New classes begin on January 8th, 2019.

c. T’ai Chi Chi and Chow Qigong. New classes will begin in January.

d. NEW! Yoga got your back: yoga class for maturing bodies. Thursdays, beginning January 3rd, 5:30-6:30 p.m. 9 weeks for $99. For more information:

6. St. John’s Tool Library. (151 Empire Avenue) Tuesdays 5:30 until 8:30 p.m.; Thursdays from 2:30 until 8:30; and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. During opening hours, call them at 709-754-8665. THE TOOL LIBRARY IS CLOSED FOR THE HOLIDAYS, BUT WILL RE-OPEN ON SATURDAY, JANUARY 5TH, FROM 9:00 A.M.-1:00 P.M.

7. Ordinary Spokes: bike repair for all. 151 Empire Avenue. (at the Tool Library). Thursday from 5:30 until 8:30 p.m.

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. HOLIDAY HOURS: CLOSED MONDAY, DECEMBER 24TH; TUESDAY, DECEMBER 25TH, AND WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 26TH. OPEN FROM THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27TH TO SUNDAY, DECEMBER 30TH. CLOSED ON MONDAY, DECEMBER 31ST, AND TUESDAY, JANUARY 1ST. OPEN FOR REGULAR HOURS BEGINNING ON WEDNESDAY, JANUARY, 2ND.

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. HOLIDAY HOURS: CLOSED SUNDAY, DECEMBER 23RD; MONDAY, DECEMBER 24TH; TUESDAY, DECEMBER 25TH, AND WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 26TH. OPEN THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27TH, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 28TH, AND SATURDAY, DECEMBER 29TH. CLOSED SUNDAY, DECEMBER 30TH; MONDAY, DECEMBER 31ST, TUESDAY, JANUARY 1ST, AND WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 2ND. RE-OPENING FOR REGULAR HOURS THURSDAY, JANUARY 3RD.

c. The Hungry Heart Café,142 Military Road, 738-6164. The cafe is open Monday to Friday, from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Closed on Saturday and Sunday.
The Hungry Heart will close at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, December 21st, and re-open on Wednesday, January 2nd.

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 ( .

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