This week in Georgestown: February 4th, 2019

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1. Georgestown: A Neighbourhood Talking Tour (The Georgestown Neighbourhood Association annual heritage event).
2. ChillFest skating events.
a. Valentine’s Sweetheart Skate.
b. Characters on Ice skating party.
3. What’s on at The Rooms.
4. What’s on at Holy Heart Theatre.
5. What’s on at The Lantern.
a. Iyengar Yoga.
b. T’ai Chi Chi and Chow Qigong.
c. Yoga got your back.
6. St. John’s Tool Library.
7. Ordinary Spokes: bike repair for all.
8. Eating in Georgestown.
a. Georgestown Café and Bookshelf.
Coldest Night of the Year Fundraiser.
b. Georgestown Bakery.
c. The Hungry Heart.
Chinese New Yeaer.
d. The Rooms Café.
9. The Loop at Bannerman Park.
10. Private resource teacher in Georgestown.
11. Music lessons in Georgestown.
12. St. John’s E-updates.


In response to the devastating fire at the Community Food Sharing Association, the Georgestown Neighbourhood Association is teaming up with the Lantern to offer Georgestown residents a place in your neighbourhood to drop off non-perishable food items and cheques made out to the Community Food Sharing Association. You can drop donations and cheques off at the Lantern, 35 Barnes Road, from Monday to Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and on Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. On Saturday, February 9th, you can also drop them off at the Lantern between noon and 2:00 p.m.

It’s not every day that a major food bank warehouse burns down, and so shortly after Christmas and the arrival of a large shipment of food!

1. 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. ChillFest skating events. The Loop in Bannerman Park. For more information on these and other ChillFest activities:

a. Valentine’s Sweetheart Skate. Friday, February 15th, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at The Loop, Bannerman park.
Treat your sweetheart to a romantic evening under the lights with sappy love songs and free hot chocolate for everyone. This event is weather and ice dependent.

b. Characters on Ice skating party. Monday, February 18th, from 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Come to a skating party with some of your favourite storybook characters. Along with the characters, there will also be kid music playing and free hot chocolate for everyone.

3. 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 6th, 7:00- 9:00 p.m. Engaging Evenings: In Search of Gold Mountain.

Thursday, February 7th, 2:30-3:30. Coffee and Culture: Artist Talk by Manfred Bucheit.

Friday, February 8th. Opening Reception: Art Gallery. 7:30-10:00 p.m.

Sunday, February 10th, 2:00-4:00 p.m. For the love of printmaking.

Sunday, February 10th, 2:00-3:00 p.m. Artist Talk: Chloe Lewis and Andrew Taggart.

Friday, February 15th, at 8:00 p.m. Craig Young.

Saturday, February 16th, 2:00-4:00 p.m. Mittens: show and share. Reserve your seats ahead of time!

Friday, February 22nd, from 7:00 until 8:00 p.m. Oscar-Nominated Animated Shorts.

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

Saturday, February 9th, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Pillowtops: a gift for sweethearts.

Saturday, February 9th, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. (Additional sessions on March 9th and April 13th.) Introduction to Contemporary Art. Act now before this workshop is fully booked.
Saturdays, February 16th and 23rd, March 2nd, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Rughooking for beginners. SOLD OUT

Wednesday, February 27th, 7:00-9:00 p.m. (also March 13th). 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.

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

Saturday, February 9th, at 8:00 p.m. Who’s Gonna Fill Their Shoes”, a Tribute to Legends.

Saturday, February 9th, at 8:00 p.m. Jason Cyrus Live!

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.

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. Iyengar Yoga Classes.

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

c. Yoga got your back: yoga class for maturing bodies. Thursdays, 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 p.m.; and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. During opening hours, call them at 709-754-8665.

If you are interested in volunteering, please send us a note to
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.

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.

It’s cold out there, so on February 23rd, the Georgestown Café team is going to walk with thousands of other Canadians to support hungry, homeless, and hurting individuals and families in St. John’s. If you would like to sponsor them, please click on the following link:

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.
Chinese New Year. Friday, February 8th or Saturday, February 9th at 7:30 p.m.
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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