This week in Georgestown: Nov 11th, 2019

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1. Proposed Cathedral Parish Hall Development
2. Baby Clothes Library
3. St. John’s Basketeers
4. Women’s Mental Wellness speaker series
5. Ten Thousand Villages Festival
6. What’s on at The Rooms
7. What’s on at Holy Heart Theatre
8. What’s on at The Lantern
9. Lending Libraries and Repair Shops
a. St. John’s Tool Library
b. Ordinary Spokes: bike repair for all
c. St. John’s Baby Clothes Library
10. Eating in Georgestown
a. Georgestown Café and Bookshelf
b. Georgestown Bakery
c. The Hungry Heart
d. The Rooms Café
11. Music Lessons in and near Georgestown
12. Roadwork in Georgestown
13. St. John’s E-updates
1. Proposed Cathedral Parish Hall Development
Come to learn and discuss the proposed two building residential development on Queen’s Rd. with 40 units and a 10 story tower. The proposal is currently being reviewed by city staff and will then come before the City Council with public consultation to follow. Some of the current issues include covering one of the last naturalized green spaces in the neighbourhood, and blocking the views from Harvey Rd. This meeting will be held Wednesday, November 13th, 7:00pm at the Lantern.

2. Baby Clothes Library – Info Session & Play group
Learn about the new Baby Clothes Library in St. John’s in a Baby-Friendly atmosphere on Wednesday, November 13th, 7:00pm (at Michael Donovan Public Library). Toys & stories will be provided for the little ones. Featuring Heather Power – co-founder of the Baby Clothes Library. For information about the event and how to register, see

3. St. John’s Basketeers
Basketeers is a project that supports women who are transitioning out of emergency shelters and into their new beginnings. Women are provided with a basket of household and personal items that will support their transition back into society. Individuals or groups who would like to fill a basket can find information here: For more information see Baskets can be dropped off on Thursday November 14th, 6:00-8:00 pm at the Brian Martin Housing Resource Centre (Stella’s Circle).

4. Women’s Mental Wellness speaker series
Stella’s Circle is launching a Women’s Mental Wellness speaker series. The first event, Harmony for the Holidays, is Monday, November 18th at 7:00pm. For more information see

5. Ten Thousand Villages Festival
Ten Thousand Villages Fair Trade Gift Sale comes to the Lantern, Thursday November 21st to Saturday, November 23rd. For more information see

6. What’s on at the Rooms. Our neighbourhood art gallery, museum, and archives. For more information and to verify times:
Wednesday, Nov 13th, 7:00-8:00pm: Engaging Evenings: Rivers and Tides (

Thursday, Nov 14th, 2:30-3:30pm: Coffee and Culture: Saltwater Classics (

Friday, Nov 15th, 7:30-9:00pm: The Story Of Paddy Iron (

Saturday, Nov 16th, 10:00am-2:00pm: Inspired by Grenfell Collection: Needle Felting Ornaments (

Sunday, Nov 17th, 1:00-4:00pm: Nature Nook (

Sunday, Nov 17th, 2:00-4:00pm: Make a Mini Skateboard (

Ongoing programming:
Big Fun for Little People ( . Tuesdays, 10:30‑11:30am
The Culture Rooms. Daily
Experience Art! Daily
Fantastical Threads: Costumes at the Rooms Daily

7. What’s on at Holy Heart Theatre. Our neighbourhood theatre.
For more information, call 579-4424 or e-mail Check out the complete line-up at

New community representative: The Georgestown Neighbourhood Association has the privilege to appoint the community representative to the Holy Heart School Council each year. Our appointee, Gerry Heffernan has asked if residents or parents have any issues or concerns they would like to have discussed at the next school council meeting. If you have such a request please email Gerry at ( .

Monday, November 11th, 7:00pm
Newman Sound Men’s Choir — Remember

Friday & Saturday, November 15th and 16th, 8:00pm
Leading Ladies of Broadway

Sunday, November 17th, 2:30pm
Gospel on Avalon

Wednesday, November 20th, 7:30pm
World Champion Thane Dunn’s 68 Comeback Christmas Tour

Friday, November 22nd, 7:30pm
Christmas Truce
(Alternative Venue: Basilica of St. John)

8. What’s on at The Lantern. (35 Barnes Rd)
For more information and to verify times:
a. Documentary Filmmaking Workshop. Tuesday, 10:30am
b. Wisdom Healing Qigong (Beginners). Tuesday, 10:30am and 7:00pm
c. Wisdom Healing Qigong (Beyond Beginners). Tuesday, 1:30pm and 7:00pm
d. Pathways to Healing (PTSD peer support). Tuesday, 7:00pm
e. T’ai Chi Chih, beginners. Wednesday 10:30am and 7:00pm
f. Podcasting Workshop. Wednesday, 6:30pm
g. Better Days. Wednesday, 7:00pm
h. Iyengar Yoga for Healthy Aging with Genia Sussex. Thursday, 9:15am
i. Gentle Yoga with Genia Sussex. Thursday, 11:00am
j. T’ai Chi Chih, beyond beginners. Thursday 1:30pm
k. Girl Guides. Thursday, 6:45-8:30pm
l. Back to Basics. Thursday, 7:30pm
m. L’Arche Town Hall Meeting. Sunday, 3:00pm
n. Women’s Aikido. Sunday, 6:45pm

9. Lending Libraries and Repair Shops (151 Empire Ave)
a. St. John’s Tool Library (709-771-4582)
Hours of Operation
Tuesdays: 5:30 – 8:30pm
Thursday: 5:30 – 8:30pm
Saturday: 9:00am – 1:00pm
b. Ordinary Spokes: bike repair for all. You can tune up your bike, meet other cyclists, or purchase an affordable refurbished bike.
Hours of Operation: Thursday 5:30‑8:30pm
c. St. John’s Baby Clothes Library. A new library is set to open in St. John’s later this fall for sharing baby clothes, from size preemie to 2T. Clothes will be able to be picked up and dropped off at the St. John’s Tool Library during its hours of operation.

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.
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!
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 10am‑5pm; 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. Music lessons in and near Georgestown

Flute and Piano
Lessons with Johanna Jabora-Scott, M.Mus. Located on Hayward Ave. All ages are welcome. For more information, visit ( .

Violin/Viola Lessons with Daniel Fuchs, M.Mus. located near the Gower Street United Church. Ages 6 and above, all levels welcome. For more information, please email

12. Roadwork in Georgestown
Construction is scheduled to continue through fall, and early winter (until January) on the following streets:
* Hayward Ave: From Maxse St to Catherine St
* The Dardenelles
* Bonaventure Ave: From Merrymeeting Rd to Howley Ave

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