This week in Georgestown: February 25th, 2019

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1. Georgestown: A Neighbourhood Talking Tour (The Georgestown Neighbourhood Association annual heritage event).
2. What’s on at The Rooms.
3. What’s on at Holy Heart Theatre.
4. What’s on at The Lantern.
a. Wellness through food sharing.
b. Iyengar Yoga.
c. T’ai Chi Chi and Chow Qigong.
d. Yoga got your back.
5. St. John’s Tool Library.
6. Ordinary Spokes: bike repair for all.
7. Eating in Georgestown.
a. Georgestown Café and Bookshelf.
b. Georgestown Bakery.
c. The Hungry Heart.
i. Mardi Gras Theme Dinner.
ii. Pancake breakfast for the homeless.
iii. New hours.
iv. Saturday brunch.
d. The Rooms Café.
8. The Loop at Bannerman Park.
9. Private resource teacher in Georgestown.
10. Music lessons in Georgestown.
11. St. John’s E-updates.

1. THIS WEEK!!! Georgestown: A Neighbourhood Talking Tour (The Georgestown Neighbourhood Association annual heritage event). Wednesday, February 27th, at 7:30 p.m. at the Lantern, 35 Barnes Road.

In September 2018, the incoming class of Master’s and Ph.D. students in the Folklore Department at Memorial University researched the oral history of Georgestown for their Field School project. They presented their findings as a walking tour to great success. Now, they’re back again to share their stories of Georgestown with the neighbourhood. Featuring ghosts, childhood shenanigans, bygone family businesses, and the sounds and scents that bring Georgestown to life, these stories will showcase the neighbourhood’s favourite memories and lasting influences. If you have fond memories of Georgestown, or want to learn its hidden history, come to this Folklore Field School reunion tour! One night only! Discussion, tea, coffee, and treats to follow.

2. 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, February 27th, 7:00- 9:00 p.m. Engaging Evenings: Lois Brown.

Wednesday, February 27th, 7:00- 9:00 p.m. Death Café. ( )

Thursday, February 28th, 2:30-3:30. Coffee and Culture: Traditional Games of Newfoundland.

Friday, March 1st, 8:00 p.m. Performance Art with Louise Moyse and Lisa Porter.

Friday, March 1st, 7:30-9:00 p.m. and Sunday, March 3rd, 2:00-3:30 p.m. Warriors of Fogo.

Friday, March 1st, 7:30-9:00 p.m. Traditional Jam Session.

Sunday, March 3rd, 2:00-4:00 p.m. Make a sketchbook.

REGISTER AHEAD: Act now before these workshops are fully booked.

Wednesday, March 13th, 7:00-9:00 p.m. Learn to play 120s.

Monday, March 4th, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. (Will repeat on April 1st, and May 6th). Beyond The Attic: Introduction to Genealogy.
Saturday, March 9th, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. (Additional session on April 13th.) Introduction to Contemporary Art: Landscapes. Act now before this workshop is fully booked.

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

Wednesday, February 27th, at 9:00 p.m. Heart to Heart with Monique Heart 16+

Saturday, March 2nd, at 7:30 p.m. Music is the Medicine Variety Show.

Tuesday, March 5th, 7:15 p.m. 33rd Multicultural Show, presented by the International Student Resource Centre (ISC), MUN.

Thursday, March 7th, 7:00 p.m, and Friday, March 8th 10:00 a.m., and 7:00 p.m. Annie, presented by Lakecrest Independent School.

Saturday, March 9th, at 8:00 p.m. Masterless Men and Friends. St. Patrick’s Day Special.

Monday, March 11th, at 8:00 p.m. Jeremy Hotz – Dangerously Handsome.

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

a. Wellness through Food Sharing. Monday, March 4th, 1:00-2:30 p.m.
In support of the regional food drive this month, Margie Mulcahy will offer an “Energy Medicine” session. This will be an introductory session with a short series of techniques designed to reduce stress and to enhance overall health and vitality. In exchange for this hour-long session, you are invited to bring non-perishable food items which will be donated to the Community Food Sharing Association. If you wish to attend, please e-mail Margo Mulcahy by Thursday, February 28th:

b. Iyengar Yoga Classes.

c. T’ai Chi Chi and Chow Qigong. New classes will begin on January 15th.

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

5. 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: All four workshops
This is a four-part series on the basics of home renovation. You receive a $20 discount when buying all four.

Thursday, February 28th,7:00-8:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 21st, 7:00-8:30 p.m.

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

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

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

7. 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.

i. Mardi Gras Theme Dinner. Friday, March 1st, and Saturday, March 2nd, from 7:30-10:30 p.m.

ii. IMPORTANT EVENT: Pancake breakfast for the homeless. Tuesday, March 5th, 7:00-10:30 a.m. $5.00 minimum per person. Cash only. For more information:

iii. New hours. Beginning on March 4th, the cafe will open Tuesday to Saturday, from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Closed on Sunday.

iv. Saturday brunch will be back beginning on March 9th.

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. ​The Loop at Bannerman Park.
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.

10. 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

11. 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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