This week in Georgestown: Nov 4th, 2019

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1. Beginners Crochet workshop
2. Baby Clothes Library
3. St. John’s Basketeers
4. Women’s Mental Wellness speaker series
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
The board of the Georgestown Neighbourhood Association would like to thank the frightful and delightful zombie dancers who performed on Halloween. This is a wonderful community-building event for our neighbourhood and a great fundraiser for Neighourhood Dance Works. We would also like to thank our volunteers who collected donations and directed traffic. As usual, we could not have done this (we cannot do anything!) without volunteers.
1. Beginners Crochet workshop with Mimi Stockland
Mimi Stockland will take participants through a hands-on workshop to learn the basics of crochet while they work toward their first ever crochet project. Hooks and thread will be provided, but we encourage anyone with their own supplies (or early-stage projects!) to bring them along with them. Thursday, November 7th, 6:30-8:30pm at the St. John’s Tool Library (151 Empire Ave, entrance is on Bonaventure Ave).

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. What’s on at the Rooms. Our neighbourhood art gallery, museum, and archives. For more information and to verify times:
Wednesday, Nov 6th, 7:00-9:00pm: Alcock and Brown: the True Story (film) (

Thursday, Nov 7th, 2:30-3:30pm: Coffee and Culture – Virtual Tour: Trail of the Caribou (

Saturday, Nov 9th, 11:30am-4:00pm: The Rooms Remembers (

Sunday, Nov 10th, 2:00-4:30pm: Voices of Ireland (

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 ( .

Saturday, November 9th, 8:00pm

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

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

7. What’s on at The Lantern. (35 Barnes Rd)
For more information and to verify times:
a. Back to Basics. Monday and Thursday, 7:30pm
b. Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction. Tuesday, 6:30pm
c. T’ai Chi Chih, beginners. Wednesday 10:30am and 7:00pm
d. Pathways to Healing (PTSD peer support). Tuesday, 7:00pm
e. T’ai Chi Chih, beyond beginners. Thursday 1:30pm
f. Yoga with Genia Sussex. Thursday, 9:15am, 10:30am
g. Yoga with Sherry Ryan. Thursday, 10:30am, 5:30pm
h. Girl Guides. Thursday, 6:45-8:30pm
i. Working Creatively with Psychosis. Friday and Saturday, 6:45-9:00am

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

12. St. John’s E-Updates
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