This week in Georgestown: May 6th, 2019

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Yard waste pick up begins tomorrow!

1. Georgestown Scanning and Mapping Party.
2. Time to give feedback on the Rawlins Cross Traffic Pilot Project.
3. What’s on at The Rooms.
4. What’s on at Holy Heart Theatre.
5. What’s on at The Lantern.
a. Iyengar Yoga.
b. T’ai Chi Chi and Chow Qigong.
6. St. John’s Tool Library.
7. Ordinary Spokes: bike repair for all.
8. Eating in Georgestown.
a. Georgestown Café and Bookshelf.
b. Georgestown Bakery.
c. The Hungry Heart.
d. The Rooms Café.
Afternoon Tea.
Mothers’ Day Afternoon Tea.
9. Private resource teacher in Georgestown.
10. Music lessons in Georgestown.
11. St. John’s E-updates.

Yard waste pick up begins tomorrow!
Yard waste, including grass, leaves, soil, sod and small branches, must be placed in paper yard waste bags. The first day to have your yard waste collected in Georgestown is tomorrow, May 7th, and this will continue until the end of November on the same day as recycling day. Yard waste in plastic bags will not be collected.

1. NEXT WEEK!!! Georgestown Scanning and Mapping Party! Tuesday, May 14th at 7:00 p.m. at the Lantern. 35 Barnes Road.

Did you grow up on Barnes Road or Maxse Street? Did you hang out at Rawlins Cross or shop at W.J. Murphy’s? Did someone in your family own one of the old Georgestown shops? If you did and have photos of any of those things, the Georgestown Neighbourhood Association and Heritage NL’s Intangible Cultural Heritage office would love to see your snaps.

Of interest are old photos of the neighbourhood, anywhere from the 1880s to the 1980s. Photos could be family snapshots, old photos showing parties, games or sporting events, cars decorated for weddings, or of any of the old shops and stores that once dotted the area.

In addition, there will be large maps available to mark the location of informal place names and neighbourhood landmarks, everything from sweet shops and barbers to dance studios and that special spot where you met with your buddies, where you played certain games, or brought your special friend.

“We want to see those photos Nan kept in the old biscuit tin in the closet,” says folklorist Dale Jarvis with Heritage NL. “Sometimes photographs from the 1970s and ‘80s include things like storefronts or shop signs that are now long gone, so even if they aren’t ancient, they can still help us document changes to the neighbourhood.”

Heritage NL staff will be on site to scan the photographs and ask questions about who or what is in the photo. If you bring your own USB flash drive, you can take home a digital copy as well as your original photographs.

Photos will also be shared online with the owner’s permission, and a copy will be uploaded to Memorial University’s Digital Archives Initiative, which is indexed and archived for history buffs everywhere.

2. Time to give feedback on the Rawlins Cross Traffic Pilot Project.

A public survey is now open as part of the City’s evaluation of the traffic pilot project at the Rawlins Cross Traffic Circle. The survey is open to any member of the public who has travelled through the area where the pilot project is currently in place using any mode of transportation. The results of the survey along with technical and observation data will be shared with City Council to inform the evaluation and recommendation on whether the projects should be made permanent. The survey is available until May 15th:

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

Monday, May 6th, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Beyond The Attic: Introduction to Genealogy. (

Wednesday, May 8th, 7:00-8:00 p.m. Engaging Evenings: Playfulness in the early years and beyond.

Wednesday, May 8th, 5:00-8:00 p.m. Full steam ahead: building a community.

Thursday, May 9th, 2:30-3:30. Coffee and Culture: Creativity, art, and education in NL.

Friday, May 10th, 7:00-9:00 p.m. Art night: Inspired by still life.

Sunday, May 12th, 2:00-4:00 p.m. Arts and letters activity.
4. What’s on at Holy Heart Theatre. Our neighbourhood theatre.

Friday, May 10th, at 7:30 p.m. Atlantic Boychoir In Concert With The Swingles.

Sunday, May 12th, at 1:00 and 5:00 p.m. Steffen Dance Studio – And We Dance 2019.

Monday, May 13th, at 7:00 p.m. Finbar Furey and Band.

Saturday, May 18th, and Sunday, May 19th, 2:00 and 7:00 p.m. Coastal Dance Company – “The Greatest Show”.

Monday, May 20th, 7:00 p.m. Lynn Panting Dance Presents – Springtide… and other dances.
For more information, call 579-4424 or e-mail Check out the complete line-up at
5. What’s on at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Road.

a. Iyengar Yoga Classes.

b. T’ai Chi Chi and Chow Qigong.

6. St. John’s Tool Library. (151 Empire Avenue) Tuesdays 2:30 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.

Home Reno Workshop Series.

OUTDOOR GARDENING 101 with Dianne Smith.
Saturday, May 11th, 2:00-3:30 p.m.

For information about these workshops:

If you are interested in volunteering, please send them a note to
7. 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.

8. 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)
* 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. THE FINAL AFTERNOON TEA WILL BE ON MAY 15TH.
* Mothers’ Day Afternoon Tea. Sunday, May 12th, 2:00-4:00 p.m. $40.00
Treat Mom to a hand-served Tea at The Rooms.
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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