This week in Georgestown:  July 29th, 2019

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1. “Fleming” Walking Tour
2. Other Women Walk Tour
3. Folk Festival
4. What’s happening on the lawn at Government House
5. What’s on at The Rooms
6. What’s on at Holy Heart Theatre
7. What’s on at The Lantern
a. Youth Justice Camp
b. Drop in Meditation
c. Back to Basics
8. St. John’s Tool Library
9. Ordinary Spokes: bike repair for all
10. Eating in Georgestown
a. Georgestown Café and Bookshelf
b. Georgestown Bakery
c. The Hungry Heart
d. The Rooms Café
11. Raised Garden Boxes
12. Roadwork in Georgestown
13. Automated Garbage Pick-Up
14. Private resource teacher in Georgestown
15. Music lessons in Georgestown
16. St. John’s E-updates

1. “Fleming” Walking Tour at the Basilica
Tuesday, August 6th – Sunday, August 10th, 1:00-2:00pm
Presented by The Basilica Heritage Foundation.
2. Other Women Walk at Bannerman Park
This historical walking tour takes place Thursday, August 8th – Monday, September 2nd.
For more details:

Tour times:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 11:00-12:00pm
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 2:00-5:00pm
Tuesday, Thursday, 2:00-5:00pm
Tuesday, Thursday, 7:00-8:00pm

3. Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Festival
The NL Folk Festival is held August 9th-11th, at Bannerman Park

For more information about the folk festival, including a schedule and list of performers, see
4. What’s happening on the lawn at Government House
During July, August, and September, Government House will host activities from 12:15 until 1:00 on the lawn:
* Tuesdays: t’ai chi chih
* Wednesdays: yoga
* Thursdays: wisdom healing qigong

5. What’s on at the Rooms. Our neighbourhood art gallery, museum, and archives. For more information and to verify times:
Saturday, Aug 3rd, and Sunday, Aug 4th, 2:00-3:00: The Comedy of Errors (

For the duration of the summer:
We Play For You. Mondays, 2:00-4:00pm and Wednesdays, 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00pm
Artist Spotlight. Tuesdays and Fridays, 2:00-4:00pm
Weekly Collections Spotlight. Thursdays, 2:00-3:00pm
Traditional Jam Session. Fridays, 7:30-9:00pm
Furry Meetings. Saturdays, 2:00-4:00pm
The Culture Rooms Kiosks. Music, language, nature, history, genealogy. Daily.
Experience Art! Daily.

Guided tours
Future Possible. Mondays and Thursdays, 11:00am
Fishing for Cod. Mondays and Thursdays, 3:00pm
Memories of the First World War. Tuesdays to Fridays, and Sundays, 3:00pm
A History of Fort Townshend. Tuesdays and Fridays, 11:00am
Connecting People, Place and Environment. Wednesdays and Saturdays, 11:00am
Billy Gauthier: Beyond Bone. Wednesdays and Saturdays, 3:00pm
6. What’s on at Holy Heart Theatre. Our neighbourhood theatre.
Holy Heart Theatre will be Closed between July 27th and August 5th, reopening on Tuesday August 6th at 10:00am.

For more information, call 579-4424 or e-mail Check out the complete line-up at

7. What’s on at The Lantern (35 Barnes Rd)
a. Youth Justice Camp. July 31st – August 2nd
b. Drop in Meditation. Mondays until August 5th, 7:00pm
c. Back to Basics. Mondays and Thursdays until August 5th, 7:30pm

8. St. John’s Tool Library. (151 Empire Ave)
During opening hours, call them at 709-754-8665. You can visit their website:

Hours of Operation
Tuesday: 5:30 – 8:30pm
Thursday: 5:30 – 8:30pm
Saturday: 9:00am – 1:00pm

For information about workshops:

9. Ordinary Spokes: bike repair for all. (151 Empire Ave, at the Tool Library)
The Tool Library and Ordinary Spokes have teamed up! During the Tool Library’s open hours on Thursdays (5:30-8:30pm) you can tune up your bike, meet other cyclists, or purchase an affordable refurbished bike.


Hours of Operation: Thursday 5:30 – 8:30pm

10. Eating in Georgestown
a. The Georgestown Café and Bookshelf, 73 Hayward Ave, 579-7134. Open 8:00am until 5:00pm from Monday to Saturday, and from 10:00am until 5:00pm on Sunday.
Note that they have opened an additional location on Long’s Hill.
b. The Georgestown Bakery, 60 Hayward Ave, 753-8099. Open from Tuesday until Friday, from 7:00 until 5:30pm, and on Saturday from 7:00 until 3:00. Bagels, baguettes, breads of many varieties as well as sweets!
Closed for vacation from Sunday, August 25th, until Thursday, September 5th. Reopening on Friday, September 6th.
c. The Hungry Heart Café, 142 Military Rd, 738-6164. Open Tuesday to Saturday, from 8:00am until 3:00pm. Brunch is served on Saturday.
d. The Rooms Café, 9 Bonaventure Ave. Open Monday 10 am – 5 pm; Tuesday 10am – 5pm; Wednesday 10am – 9 pm; Thursday 10am – 5pm; Friday 10am – 10pm (Archives close at 5); Saturday 10am – 5pm; and Sunday Noon – 5pm (Archives closed).

11. Raised Garden Boxes
Stella’s Circle is making gardening a breeze! Once again this year we are selling 3’ x 6’ vegetable and herb gardens, custom-made and installed by participants of Stella’s Circle. Working together with the Conservation Corps NL, Stella’s Circle participants will build, assemble and install Raised Garden Boxes to make your gardening easy. For more information:

12. Roadwork in Georgestown
The streets in Georgestown that are scheduled for work under the 2019 Streets Rehabilitation Contract 1 include the following:
* Hayward Ave: From Maxse St to Catherine St
* The Dardenelles
* Bonaventure Ave: From Merrymeeting Rd to Howley Ave

This tender was awarded to Pyramid Construction Ltd. Construction will take place over the summer and fall, and early winter (until January).

13. Automated Garbage Pick-Up
The second phase of automated garbage should be completed and households issued garbage receptacles for automated pick-up should have received these. If you have any questions, you can visit or call 311 to request a change.

Please also be aware that if you are physically unable to manage the new receptacles, you should also call 311 or complete the exemption form:

14. 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 St. For more information, visit or Study Corner Tutoring on Facebook.

15. 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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