This week in Georgestown: Nov 18th, 2019

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1. Women’s Mental Wellness speaker series
2. Commissariat Silent Night by Candlelight
3. Ten Thousand Villages Festival
4. Workshop: Backsplash Tiling 101
5. What’s on at The Rooms
6. What’s on at Holy Heart Theatre
7. What’s on at The Lantern
8. 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
9. Eating in Georgestown
a. Georgestown Café and Bookshelf
b. Georgestown Bakery
c. The Hungry Heart
d. The Rooms Café
10. Music Lessons in and near Georgestown
11. Roadwork in Georgestown
12. St. John’s E-updates
1. 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

2. Commissariat Silent Night by Candlelight
Enjoy a magical wander through the Commissariat Provincial Historic Site at your own pace by candlelight. The Commissariat staff will be on hand to answer any questions you have. There are four evenings to enjoy this event: Wednesday, Nov 20th, Friday Nov, 22nd, Saturday, Nov 23rd and Wednesday, Nov 27th, 7:00pm to 9:00pm at the Commissariat Provincial Historic Site, 11 Kings Bridge Road

3. 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

4. Workshop: Backsplash Tiling 101
Learn how to do your own backsplash tiling in this hands on workshop with Cy Deault. Saturday, November 23rd, 1:00-3:00pm at the St. John’s Tool Library (151 Empire Ave). For more details:

5. What’s on at the Rooms. Our neighbourhood art gallery, museum, and archives. For more information and to verify times:
Monday, Nov 18th, 9:30am-1:00pm: Beyond the Attic: an Introduction to Genealogy (

Wednesday, Nov 20th, 7:00-9:00pm: Just Himself: the Story of Don Jamieson (

Thursday, Nov 21st, 2:30-3:30pm: Coffee and Culture: St. John’s Circus (

Friday, Nov 22nd, 6:30-9:00pm, Saturday, Nov 23rd, 1-4:30pm, and Sunday, Nov 24th 1:00-5:00pm: Fogo Island Film Weekend: Resistance and Resilience (

Saturday, Nov 23rd, 1:00-4:00pm: The Rooms Provincial Archives Open House (

Sunday, Nov 24th, 2:00-4:00pm: Memory Map Making (

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

6. 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 ( .

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)

Friday, Nov 29th & Sat, Nov 30th, 7:00pm
A Christmas Carol

Saturday, November 30th, 6:30pm
Home For The Holidays – A Family Christmas
(Alternative Venue: St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, The Kirk)

7. What’s on at The Lantern. (35 Barnes Rd)
For more information and to verify times:
a. Documentary Filmmaking Workshop. Monday, 10:30am
b. Happy City St. John’s. Monday, 7:00pm
c. Drop in Meditation with Andrew Safer. Monday, 7:00pm
d. Back to Basics. Monday & Thursday, 7:30pm
e. Wisdom Healing Qigong (Beginners). Tuesday, 10:30am and 7:00pm
f. Wisdom Healing Qigong (Beyond Beginners). Tuesday, 1:30pm and 7:00pm
g. Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction. Tuesday, 6:30pm
h. Pathways to Healing (PTSD peer support). Tuesday, 7:00pm
i. T’ai Chi Chih, beginners. Wednesday 10:30am and 7:00pm
j. Podcasting Workshop. Wednesday, 6:30pm
k. Iyengar Yoga for Healthy Aging with Genia Sussex. Thursday, 9:15am
l. Gentle Yoga with Genia Sussex. Thursday, 11:00am
m. T’ai Chi Chih, beyond beginners. Thursday 1:30pm
n. Girl Guides. Thursday, 6:45-8:30pm
o. Ten Thousand Villages Festival. Thursday-Saturday
p. Women’s Aikido. Sunday, 6:45pm

8. 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.

9. 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).

10. 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

11. 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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