This week in Georgestown: July 8th, 2019

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1. Volunteers needed.
2. What’s happening in Georgestown during Pride Week.
3. Georgestown Annual Neighbourhood Flea Market and Barbeque.
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. Out in Faith Pride.
b. Girls Rock Summer Camp.
c. Youth Justice Camp.
d. Drop in Meditation.
e. 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. Volunteers needed.
The board of the Georgestown Neighbourhood Association has become considerably smaller over the past few months. Several board members have moved or are in the process of moving. It will be very difficult to host the usual activities (e.g. the annual flea market and barbeque) and to provide the usual services unless neighbourhood residents step up and volunteer to help. If you can volunteer to be on the board, to help out at the flea market and/or barbeque both in the weeks leading up to these events and on the actual day they are held, please contact us at

Flea market tasks for volunteers:
Sell raffle tickets: 10:00- noon
Hot dogs and drinks: 10:00 – noon

Barbeque tasks for volunteers:
Take care of the sound system: 6:00-7:30
Watch over the vegetarian barbeque: 6:00-7:00 or 8:00-9:00
Watch over the meat barbeque: 6:00-7:00 or 8:00-9:00
Sell raffle tickets: 8:00 – 9:00
Take care of the sound system: 6:00-7:30

2. What’s happening in Georgestown during Pride Week.
Sunday, July 14th,
– Noon, Pride and Progress parade beginning at City Hall and ending in Bannerman Park.
– 2:00 p.m., Pride in the Park in Bannerman Park.
– 3:00 p.m., at Bannerman Park. Raise Up Fundraising’s Drag Story Time, Chapter Fourteen

Thursday, July 18th, 6:00 p.m. Out in Faith Multi Faith Pride Service at the Lantern.

Saturday, July 20th, 1:00-6:00 p.m. Intergenerational Trans Picnic in Bannerman Park.

3. Georgestown Annual Neighbourhood Flea Market and Barbeque: Saturday, July 20th, with a rain date of Sunday, July 21st.

FLEA MARKET: 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.(all streets from Military Road to Empire Avenue, from Monkstown Road to Bonaventure Avenue).

If you have two items or two hundred to sell, you can set up shop in front of your house, or if you have flea market items, but do not want to sell them yourself, donate them to the Georgestown Neighbourhood Association. All flea-market donations should be taken to the corner of Hayward Avenue and William Street between 8:00 and 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 20th. If you need any assistance or cannot come at this time, please contact us at

Come to the green space at the corner of William Street and Hayward Avenue for the Georgestown Neighbourhood Association flea market tables and for hot dogs, drinks, and treats, and then wander the streets of Georgestown to find treasures and bargains. A NEIGHBOURHOOD-WIDE EVENT!


BARBEQUE: 6:00-9:00 p.m. Join us for a community POTLUCK barbeque for Georgestown residents in Davey’s Field, the green space between Maxse, William and Hayward. WE SUPPLY THE BARBEQUES (one for meat eaters and one for vegetarians) and ENTERTAINMENT; YOU SUPPLY THE FOOD (and your own drinks, plates, cutlery… Please reduce waste by not bringing disposables!) Please bring whatever you would like to barbeque and another dish to share (salad, bread, dessert, chips, whatever.) Music will be provided by local and neighbourhood musicians. NO ALCOHOL, PLEASE. (We will be selling hotdogs and drinks.)

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:
i) t’ai chi chih every Tuesday
ii) yoga every Wednesday
iii) wisdom healing qigong every Thursday

5. What’s on at the Rooms. Our neighbourhood art gallery, museum, and archives. For more information and to verify times:

Tuesday, July 9^th, 2:00-4:00 p.m. Artist Spotlight: Graham Blair (Music).

Thursday, July 11^th, 8:00-10:00 p.m. Red Island Resettlement Girl (Music).

Saturday, July 13th, and Sunday, July 14th, 2:00-3:00. Comedy of Errors.

Saturday, July 13th, 2:00-4:00. Furry Meetings. (

For the duration of the summer:
We Play For You. Mondays, 2:00-4:00 p.m. and Wednesdays, 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Artist Spotlight. Tuesdays and Fridays, 2:00-4:00.
Weekly Collections Spotlight. Thursdays, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Traditional Jam Session. Fridays, 7:30-9:00 p.m.
The Culture Rooms Kiosks. Music, language, nature, history, genealogy. Daily.
Experience Art! Daily.
Guided tours.
Future Possible. Mondays and Thursdays, 11:00 a.m.
Fishing for Cod. Mondays and Thursdays, 3:00 p.m.
Memories of the First World War. Tuesdays to Fridays, and Sundays, 3:00 p.m.
A History of Fort Townshend. Tuesdays and Fridays, 11:00 a.m.
Connecting People, Place and Environment. Wednesdays and Saturdays, 11:00 a.m.
Billy Gauthier: Beyond Bone. Wednesdays and Saturdays, 3:00 p.m.

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

Thursday, July 11th The Carpenters—It’s Yesterday Once More. CANCELLED.

Friday, July 12th, at 8:00 p.m. The Carpenters—It’s Yesterday Once More.

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 Road.

a. Out in Faith Pride. Thursday, July 18th, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

b. Girls Rock Summer Camp. July 21th – July 27th.

c. Youth Justice Camp. July 31th – August 2nd.

d. Drop in Meditation. Mondays July 8^th – August 5^th, 7 p.m.

e. Back to Basics. Mondays and Thursdays July 8^th – August 5th, 7:30 p.m.

8. St. John’s Tool Library. (151 Empire Avenue) During opening hours, call them at 709-754-8665.
Hours of Operation: Tuesday: 5:30 – 8:30 p.m; Thursday: 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.; and Saturday: 9:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.

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

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.

10. 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. Open Tuesday to Saturday, from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Brunch is served on Saturday.
d. The Rooms Café. 9 Bonaventure Avenue.
i. Opening hours. Monday 10 am – 5 pm; 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)

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 Street to Catherine Street.
* The Dardenelles.
* Bonaventure Ave: From Merrymeeting Road to Howley Ave.

This tender is being advertised over the next two weeks and is scheduled to close on May 21st Construction will take place over the spring, summer, and fall.

13. Automated Garbage Pick-Up.
Households on some streets in Georgestown have been issued garbage receptacles for automated pick-up. If your house is one of these but is such that automated pick-up is not feasible (e.g., no front garden or a corner lot with service access on a street which will not have automated pick-up), you should 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.
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 Street. 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 ( .

16. St. John’s E-Updates.
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