This week in Georgestown: January 28th, 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. Iyengar Yoga.
b. T’ai Chi Chi and Chow Qigong.
c. 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.
d. The Rooms.
8. The Loop at Bannerman Park.
9. Private resource teacher in Georgestown.
10. Music lessons in Georgestown.
11. St. John’s E-updates.

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. 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, January 30th, 7:00- 9:00 p.m. Engaging Evenings: The 1918 Flu Pandemic.

Thursday, January 31st, 2:30-3:30. Coffee and Culture: From Dog Teams to Bush Planes.

Friday, February 1st, 7:30-9:30 Traditional Jam Session with Rob Brown and Michelle Brophy.

Sunday, February 3rd, 2:00-4:00 p.m. Make a postcard.

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

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.

Monday, February 4th, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. (Will repeat on March 4th, April 1st, and May 6th). Beyond The Attic: Introduction to Genealogy.

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.

Wednesday, February 27th, 7:00-9:00 p.m. (also March 13th). Learn to play 120s.

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

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

Friday, February 1st, at 9:00 p.m. Bob The Drag Queen – Crazy Black Lady.

Saturday, February 2nd, at 8:00 p.m. Mike Lynch – Getting To Know Me 3.

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!

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

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:

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.

If you are interested in volunteering, please send us 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. The cafe is open Monday to Friday, from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Closed on Saturday and Sunday.

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.
8. ​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.

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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