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This week in Georgestown:
1. Call for volunteers.
2. Georgestown Annual Neighbourhood Flea Market and Barbeque.
3. Open discussion on Bannerman Park.
4. Georgestown Committees: help needed!
5. What’s on at The Rooms.
a. Special events.
b. Family programmes.
c. Daily summer activities.
d. Weekly summer activities.
6. What’s on at Holy Heart Theatre.
7. What’s on at The Lantern.
a. Spring Mindfulness Classes.
b. Better Breathing Choir.
c. Iyengar yoga classes.
d. T’ai chi chi and Chow Qigong.
e. Journey to wholeness: a courage & renewal programme.
f. Karma, a natural law.
g. Building First-Responder Resilience and Mindfulness.
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.
i. Meals Squared.
d. The Rooms Café.
i. Opening hours.
11 St. John’s Farmers Market.
12. Please pick up after your pet!
13. Downtown Street Cleaning 2018;
14. Yard waste mandatory in paper yard waste bags;
15. St. John’s E-updates.
Many thanks to the 25 Georgestown residents, including eight children, who came out for our spring cleanup. Their efforts mean that our neighbourhood is now a cleaner place to live. Let’s keep it this way! Thanks to Clean St. John’s for the bags and pickup!
Also, many thanks to the City of St. John’s for the swing set, benches, and picnic tables which have been added to Century Park! Take you children for a walk and check out these additions!!
1. Call for volunteers. WE CANNOT DO THIS WITHOUT YOUR HELP!!! Please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know what you would like to do.
We need volunteers to donate TWO hours of their time during the flea market to sell hotdogs and drinks or to sell raffle tickets. (10:00-12:00)
We also need volunteers to donate ONE AND A HALF hours of their time during the afternoon to guard the rentals in Davies Field (very good for people with children!) (2:00-3:30 or 3:30-5:00)
Finally, we need people to donate ONE hour of their time to guard the barbeques, help keep the place clean, and sell raffle tickets. And, of course, people to help clean up for a short time at the end of the barbeque!!! (6:00-7:00, 7:00-8:00 or 8:00-9:00)
2. Georgestown Annual Neighbourhood Flea Market and Barbeque: Saturday, July 21st, with a rain date of Sunday, July 22nd.
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 21st. If you need any assistance or cannot come at this time, please contact us at email@example.com
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!
3. Open discussion on Bannerman Park. Hosted by St. John’s city councillors. Bannerman Park Poolhouse, Wednesday, June 13th, at 7:00 p.m. All welcome! Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
4. Georgestown Committees: help needed!
The Georgestown Neighbourhood Association structures its activities through three important committees.
i. The Advocacy Committee monitors development and redevelopment. Currently, the focus is on Davies Field and Century Park, although it is also trying to work with the City on parking and traffic issues. It meets irregularly, as issues arise.
ii. The Community-Building Committee organizes several events throughout the year, such as the skating party, the Heritage Week talk, bi-annual clean ups, and the summer flea market and barbeque. It meets on an event-by-event basis.
iii. The Communications Committee looks after the newsletter and social media. It meets very rarely, but members do have assigned tasks.
This is your chance to help your neighbourhood be the best it can be: both the Advocacy and Community-Building Committees are looking for new members. There are board members on each Committee, but you do not have to be a board member to be on one. It’s a great way to become involved in your neighbourhood without the time and commitments required for being a board member. It’s also a great way to acquire experience if you are thinking of joining the board at some point in the future.
5. What’s on at the Rooms. Our neighbourhood art gallery, museum, and archives. For more information: georgestown.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f9e134743347583d0f9e71738&id=af93297b12&e=d57f2ba488
a. Special Events.
Thursdays, June 14th, July 12th, August 16th, andSeptember 20th, at 8:00 p.m. Red Island Settlement Girl. Marion Counsel is a writer of stories, songs and recitations depicting her life growing up on Red Island, Placentia Bay and the Resettlement program of the 1960’s. Join Marion and her singing friends, Helen Murphy and Barbara O’Keefe, for this heart-warming and captivating performance.
Sunday, June 17th. Gentlemen’s Afternoon Tea. Celebrate Father’s Day in style with a hand-served afternoon tea. Enjoy sumptuous food while you gaze out the harbour-view windows and listen to the classical music of Charlie Barfoot. Afterward, try your luck at some 17th-century games of chance and then visit the “Head to Toe” exhibition to see how men and women dressed in the 1600s. Menu: scotch egg, sausage eroll, ice shrimp on crostini, smoked salmon on rye, mini steak & ale pie, pickle jar, scone with clotted cream & jam, whiskey truffles, a glass of Yellow Belly IPA for Dad, and tea. $35, 10% discount for Rooms members. Please call 757-8090 to reserve your seat.
b. Family Programmes.
Saturdays and Sundays, during opening hours. Family Fun Weekends. Explore the new drop-in activity space. Here you will find scavenger hunts, games, and hands-on activities to do as a family that will enrich your visit to the Rooms Archives, Art Gallery, and Museum.
Saturday, June 23rd, 2:00 p.m.. Free family matinée films. Come see this free, family-friendly screening of short films, featuring the world premiere of a series of documentaries by secondary students from communities across Newfoundland & Labrador, including Rigolet, Doyles, Deer Lake, Corner Brook, Pollards Point, Roddickton, Rocky Harbour, Musgrave Harbour and St. John’s. Also featuring two stop-motion animated music videos: “Zamboni” by St. John’s band “Land of the Lakes”, and “Sting of the Cactus” by Ori Dagan with animator Bekky O’Neil. (Platinum Reel Award: Nevada Film Festival; Best Music Video: Open World Toronto Film Festival). This special screening is free in partnership with the Nickel Film Festival.
c. Daily summer activities.
The Culture Rooms. Engage your senses at the Culture Rooms where you can experience our culture, explore our heritage and walk away with a story on your tongue.
MUSIC: A Song In Our Hearts: When we are not talking, we are singing. And dancing. And having a time. Often in the kitchen. Learn why music runs in our veins and try out an instrument or two yourself. Have you ever played an ugly stick?
LANGUAGE: Understand Newfoundland: Did you know we have our own dictionary? And that no matter how large a lake is we call it a pond? Become acquainted with local authors. Learn some new words, like “sleeveen” or “callibogus”. And discover place names that will make you giggle, such as Come By Chance or Blow Me Down Provincial Park.
NATURE: Shaped By Nature: Mother Nature is highly respected here. Her high winds, dense fog, deep snow and horizontal rain have made us a hearty bunch and have defined our fashion sense. Learn about our spectacular hiking trails. Touch a piece of iceberg. And find out what capelin weather is all about.
HISTORY: Connecting To History And One Another: Come find out what brought people to these shores hundreds of years ago and what has made us such a resilient and creative lot. Try your hand at splitting a cod or bring a turn of water. Learn about resettlement and the salt cod trade.
FOOD: Mug Up Cafe: We love a boil up in the woods, having lunch just before bed and feasting on cod tongues. We love our food and we want to share it with you. Come to the cafe on Level 2 for a light picnic lunch and enjoy some of our traditional foods. Browse through our local cook books or watch a loop of film shorts about our local food movement.
d. Weekly summer activities.
Fridays, at 7:30 p.m. Rooms Friday Night Jam Session. Each week this summer, join a special guest musician for a traditional jam session. Bring along your instrument to join in for some fun, or sit back and tap your feet to some great traditional tunes. Please Note: This is not an instructional programme. Level Three Atrium. If you have questions about the type of instrument you will be bringing in, please contact Angela Noseworthy at 757-8114. The hosts this Friday will be Rob Brown and Michelle Brophy.
Saturdays, at 11:30 a.m. Exhibit tour: Royal Newfoundland Regiment. Level 2. Cost: included with admission.
Saturdays, at 2:30 p.m. Exhibit tour: Fishing for cod. Level 4 Museum. Cost: included with admission.
Sundays, at 2:30. Exhibit tour: Future possible art exhibition. Level 3 Art Gallery. Cost: included with admission.
6. What’s on at Holy Heart Theatre. Our neighbourhood theatre.
The John Denver Experience. Friday, June 15th, at 7:30 p.m.
Black and White Night: A tribute to the music of Roy Orbison. Saturday, June 16th, at 7:30 p.m.
Duets – A Tribute to Country Music’s Best. Thursday, June 21st, at 8:00 p.m.
Jun 21, 2018
National Boychoir and Friends. Sunday, July 1st, at 4:30 p.m.
For more information, call 579-4424 or e-mail email@example.com (mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org) Check out the complete line-up at georgestown.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f9e134743347583d0f9e71738&id=fa312d5136&e=d57f2ba488
7. What’s on at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Road.
a. Spring Mindfulness Classes. Thursdays, until July 5th , from 5:30 until 6:45 p.m.
A mindfulness practitioner for 49 years, Andrew Safer became an authorized mindfulness-awareness meditation instructor through Shambhala International in 1993. Featuring iInstruction and guidance in Mindfulness-Awareness meditation and home practice, practice with a group, and talk on various topics.
June 14th: Relating with thoughts.
June 21st: “Me” and the cocoon.
June 28th: Awareness of space.
July 5th: Relating with feeling and emotions.
$20 per session of $180 for the entire series. (Discounts available.) Call 722-2716 or e-mail email@example.com to register.
b. Better Breathing Choir. Wednesdays, 7:00 until 8:30 p.m. The St. John’s Better Breathing Choir is a group for anyone living with a lung condition or breathing difficulties to sing together with family and friends in a relaxed environment. Parking close to building. No registration needed. No need to read music. No cost. Breathing exercises in a fun environment. Presentations by guest speakers. For more information contact Jane Gosine by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit their webpage at htttps://betterbreathingchoir.wordpress.com
c. Iyengar Yoga Classes. Facilitator: Genia Sussex, Certified Iyengar teacher. B.K.S. Iyengar’s method encourages correct body alignment and precise movement to develop flexibility, strength and relaxation in the body and focus, clarity and serenity in the mind. In class, yoga props are used to allow students to progress at their own pace. *Please bring your own mat. Contact Genia at 722-3239 for information and to register. For more information: georgestown.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f9e134743347583d0f9e71738&id=515e1dd8c5&e=d57f2ba488
d. T’ai Chi Chi and Chow Qigong.
i. T’ai Chi Chi is a series of 20 gentle movements designed to circulate and balance the flow of Chi, the natural universal energy within our body. The more freely it flows, the greater wellness and vitality we experience. It is yet another way to help yourself feel better on all levels, body, mind and spirit, using your own natural resources. For more information: georgestown.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f9e134743347583d0f9e71738&id=8b02748825&e=d57f2ba488
ii. Wisdom Healing Qigong (Chow Qigong) is a powerful integrated healing system that combines Western health practices and ancient traditional Chinese medicine in which body, mind and spirit are seen as one. For more information: georgestown.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f9e134743347583d0f9e71738&id=3c5b83d500&e=d57f2ba488
For further information on tai chi or chow qigong, see www.taichichihnl.ca (georgestown.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f9e134743347583d0f9e71738&id=afa448722f&e=d57f2ba488) or contact Sheila Leonard at email@example.com (mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org) or telephone 727-7863.
e. Journey To Wholeness: A Courage & Renewal® Programme. Friday, May 25th to Sunday, May 27th.
Dan Hines hosts this Circles of Trust® experience based on the work of author Parker J. Palmer and the Center for Courage & Renewal. In this programme, you will explore issues of transition, vocation, passion, life purpose, meaning, direction, and underlying life patterns to live in greater alignment with your deepest values. You will be invited to listen to your own inner wisdom and to reconnect who you are with what you do.
The workshop will be held on Friday May 25th, at 6:30 pm, Saturday, May 26th, from 8:30 am until 5:30 pm. and Sunday, May 27th, from 8:30 am until noon. Saturday lunch is provided. For more information: georgestown.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f9e134743347583d0f9e71738&id=b45f1c741c&e=d57f2ba488
f. Karma, a natural law, with Sharon Evans. Friday, June 15th, from 7:00 until 9:00 p.m. Cost: $25.
g. Building First-Responder Resilience and Mindfulness. Five Tuesdays, from June 13th until July 11th, from 7:00 until 8:30 p.m. First session is free. Cost $100. Seating is limited. Registration deadline: June 11th. Veterans are welcome.
8. St. John’s Tool Library. (151 Empire Avenue)
Whether you’re a veteran DIYer or thinking about getting started on your very first project, the St. John’s Tool Library is here to help. They are a non-profit tool lending service for people who want to create, make, build, and grow. Your membership gives you access to a broad inventory of equipment, from lawn mowers to power drills, from stud finders to table saws, from gardening shovels to soldering irons – they’ve got you covered. For more information: georgestown.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f9e134743347583d0f9e71738&id=f30d6654e6&e=d57f2ba488.
Tuesday: 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. ; Wednesday: 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. ; Thursday: 2:00 – 8:30 p.m.; Saturday: 9:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.
None planned for the moment.
9. Ordinary Spokes: bike repair for all. 151 Empire Avenue. (at the Tool Library)
Ordinary Spokes is a community bike co-op located in Georgestown at 151 Empire Ave. They are a collectively run, D.I.Y. organization with a mandate to increase access to affordable transportation for everyone. They have a shop space fully stocked with new and used parts for do-it-yourself repairs as well as a wide selection of refurbished bikes for sale. They are an LGBTQ2S+ friendly space and are open every Thursday from 5:30 until 8:30p.m. For inquiries, drop by during open hours or contact them on Facebook: /ordinaryspokes, instagram: @ordinaryspokes, or email: email@example.com
Ready for Summer? Spokes has the tools and new and used bike parts to work with you to repair or tune-up your bike. The only costs are a $5 stand fee and the cost of replacement parts. See you and your bike
soon! Also, refurbished bikes for sale!
10. Eating in Georgestown.
a. The Georgestown Cafe and Bookshelf (georgestown.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f9e134743347583d0f9e71738&id=923ec49ece&e=d57f2ba488) 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 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! 60 Hayward Avenue, 753-8099.
c. The Hungry Heart Cafe (georgestown.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f9e134743347583d0f9e71738&id=76b253f4b2&e=d57f2ba488) . 142 Military Road, 738-6164. The cafe is open Monday to Friday, from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
i. Meals Squared. Give exponentially more.
When you dine at the Hungry Heart Café, you will have the option to add $2 to your bill. This money will go directly toward the production of a well-balanced, delicious meal for a Stella’s Circle participant. Hunger is often a challenge for many of the participants, and the Hungry Heart would like to leverage their skills and infrastructure to help address this issue. Learn more: You can help feed someone in need with only $2 (georgestown.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f9e134743347583d0f9e71738&id=ac9d3e4f13&e=d57f2ba488)
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)
11. St. John’s Farmers Market. Saturdays from June 2nd until July 14th, from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the Lion’s Club Chalet, enter at intersection of Bonaventure & Mayor Avenues. Weekly market to begin on June 2nd.
The vendors sell a wide variety of goods, including vegetables, meat, hot and cold prepared food, preserves and jams, pastries and sweets, breakfast items, art, jewelry, body care products, craft sand more. Plus everything at the St. John’s Farmers’ Market is made, baked or grown in Newfoundland and Labrador. For more information: georgestown.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f9e134743347583d0f9e71738&id=e299da2644&e=d57f2ba488
12. Please Pick Up After Your Pet!
It doesn’t take much to remember that we have pets in our neighbourhood. In fact, if you don’t watch your step, you are liable to step in one such reminder! Besides being unsightly and smelly, animal waste can be hazardous to the health of our children who play in the neighbourhood and other pets. One of the most common forms of disease transmission between dogs is through fecal matter.
When walking your dog in Georgestown and elsewhere, remember that it should be leashed. Also, it is important to remember to immediately clean up after your pet. Take along a bag with you to pick up waste with and then dispose of it properly.
By taking a few simple steps to clean up after your pet, you can contribute not only to the beautification of our neighbourhood, but also towards the elimination of one of the most irritating nuisances in Georgestown. Thank you for your cooperation!
13. Downtown Street Cleaning 2018.
Downtown street cleaning takes place in the early morning between midnight and 7:00 a.m. and vehicles must be removed from streets scheduled for cleaning. Vehicles not removed will be ticketed. Scheduled downtown street cleaning continues until Friday, September 21st. For more information: georgestown.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f9e134743347583d0f9e71738&id=4bb4456db1&e=d57f2ba488
14. Yard waste mandatory in paper yard waste bags.
Yard waste, including grass, leaves, soil, sod, and small branches, must be in paper yard waste bags, for curbside collection. Yard waste in plastic bags will not be picked up from May 1st to November 30th. Yard material in paper bags will be collected on the same day as recycling days. One City vehicle will collect the yard waste bags, while two trucks will continue to collect garbage and recycling separately. For more information: georgestown.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f9e134743347583d0f9e71738&id=df9c126d74&e=d57f2ba488
15. St. John’s E-Updates.
You live in Georgestown and haven’t signed up for the City’s e-mail updates yet? What are you waiting for? Have information from the City of St. John’s sent directly to your e-mail address. Simply select which types of information you would like to receive and enter your e-mail address to subscribe: georgestown.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f9e134743347583d0f9e71738&id=2d1a2eb6bc&e=d57f2ba488
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