This week in Georgestown: May 20th, 2019

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1. Victoria Day Holiday Schedule: City and Garbage/Recycling.
2. The Georgestown Annual Spring Clean Up
3. Roadwork in Georgestown
4. Automated Garbage Pick-Up.
5. What’s on at The Rooms.
6. What’s on at Holy Heart Theatre.
7. What’s on at The Lantern.
a. Iyengar Yoga.
b. T’ai Chi Chi and Chow Qigong.
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.
Last week for Afternoon Tea.
11. Private resource teacher in Georgestown.
12. Music lessons in Georgestown.
13. St. John’s E-updates.


1. Victoria Day Holiday Schedule: City and Garbage/Recycling.

Today, Monday, May 20th, all City offices and facilities will be closed. The City Council meeting regularly scheduled for Monday will take place on Tuesday, May 21st, at 4:30 p.m.

Garbage and recycling in Georgestown will be picked up on Wednesday, May 22nd.

2. The Georgestown Annual Spring Clean Up. Saturday, June 1st, 10:00 a.m. to noon. (with a rain date of Sunday, June 2nd)
Meet us at the basketball courts on Hayward Avenue to choose a street to clean. Bring gloves; we will supply the bags. Many hands make light work! Drinks and treats will be available.

3. 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.

4. 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.

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

Wednesday, May 22nd, 7:00-8:00 p.m. Engaging Evenings: Curatorial Tour – Future Possible.

Thursday, May 23rd, 2:30-3:30. Coffee and Culture: Wordsworth’s Nephew in Labrador.

Friday, May 24th, 7:30-11:00 p.m. Through the decades: 50’s Night.

Sunday, May 25th, 2:00-4:00 p.m. The Harp Petting Zoo.
6. What’s on at Holy Heart Theatre. Our neighbourhood theatre.

Monday, May 20th, 7:00 p.m. Lynn Panting Dance Presents – Springtide… and other dances.

Monday, May 27th, at 7:00 p.m. Holy Heart Music Programme – Spring Concert 2019.

Thursday, June 6th, at 7:30 p.m. Holy Heart of Mary Alumnae Choir – 20th Anniversary Spring Concert.

Saturday, June 8th, at 7:30 p.m. Holy Heart of Mary High School 60th Anniversary: A Musical Celebration of Heart.

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. Iyengar Yoga Classes.

b. T’ai Chi Chi and Chow Qigong.

8. St. John’s Tool Library. (151 Empire Avenue) During opening hours, call them at 709-754-8665.
Tuesday, May 21st: 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Thursdays, May 23rd, and 30th : 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Saturday. May 25th: 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 28th, 2:30-8:30 p.m.

The Tool Library apologizes for the inconvenience this causes. As a volunteer-run organization, it is sometimes difficult to fill every open hour they would like. (Please consider volunteering!)

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.

Spring is here, and Ordinary Spokes has bikes for sale. This DIY bike repair co-op shares the space with the Tool Library and repairs bikes which they sell for reasonable prices to help fund their operation. Stop by to have a look.

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; closed on Sunday.
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. 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

12. 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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