This week in Georgestown: November 13th

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This week in Georgestown:
1. Remembrance Day Holiday: garbage pick up.
2. St. John’s Tool Library: borrow instead of buying.
a. St. John’s Tool Library Workshops.
i. Permaculture 101.
ii. Backsplash 101.
3. What’s on at The Rooms.
Special events.
a. Movie night at the Rooms.
b. The Rooms Book Club: Kerri Cull.
c. Nature Nook.
d. Learn to play 120s.
e. Beyond the attic: introduction to genealogy.
f. Fine art workshop: contemporary textiles.
Weekly events.
a. Afternoon tea.
b. Big Fun for Little People: Weekly tots programme.
c. Engaging Evenings: Red eyes and the Webber’s claw — urban legends of Newfoundland with Dale Jarvis.
d. Coffee and Culture: How early photographic craft influenced early photography with Terrance Hounsell.
4. What’s on at The Lantern.
SPECIAL EVENT: Terra Nova Grannies’ Scrabble.
a. Iyengar yoga classes.
b. T’ai chi chi and Chow Qigong.
c. Better Breathing Choir.
d. Safer Mindfulness.
i. Mindfulness and Meditation Classes.
ii. Meditation and discussion.
5. What’s on at Holy Heart Theatre.
6. St. John’s NL Basket Drop-Off Day.
7. Join a committee: Georgestown needs you!
8. The Mummers Festival needs you!
9. Leaf collection.
10. Ordinary Spokes: bike repair for all.
11. Eating in Georgestown.
a. Georgestown Café and Bookshelf.
b. Georgestown Bakery.
c. The Hungry Heart.
i. New hours.
ii. Meals Squared..
12. St. John’s Farmers Market: every Saturday.
13. St. John’s E-updates.

** 1. Remembrance Day Holiday: garbage pick up.
Due to the Remembrance Day holiday, garbage collection in Georgestown will occur the day after regular pick up day, that is, on Wednesday, November 15th.

City offices will be closed in observance of the holiday on Monday, November 13th.
Parking meter regulations will be enforced on Monday, November 13th.
The Paul Reynolds Community Centre and H.G.R Mews Community Centre will be open on
Monday, November 13th for pool and fitness programmes only.
On Monday November 13th, the Waste Management Facility is open to commercial users only.

2. St. John’s Tool Library: workshops.

Whether you’re a veteran DIYer or thinking about getting started on your very first project, the St. John’s Tool Library is here to help. They are a non-profit tool lending service for people who want to create, make, build, and grow. Your membership gives you access to a broad inventory of equipment, from lawn mowers to power drills, from stud finders to table saws, from gardening shovels to soldering irons – they’ve got you covered. For more information:

a. St. John’s Tool Library Workshops.

i. Permaculture 101. Monday, November 20th at 7:00 until 8:30 p.m.
Permaculture focuses on mimicking nature’s systems and patterns to develop resilient and self-sufficient agriculture ecosystems at any scale. Jonas Roberts will share examples from his own permaculture project and help you imagine how permaculture can work for you. $25.

ii. Backsplash 101. Saturday, November 25th at 2:00 p.m.
Learn how to do your own backsplash tiling with this hands-on workshop with Cy Deault from Consumer Carpets.
To register:

3. What’s on at the Rooms. Our neighbourhood art gallery, museum, and archives.
Special Events.

a. Movie Night at the Rooms. Wednesday, at 7:00 p.m.
Come for a unique opportunity to watch films with a Newfoundland and Labrador connection on the big screen. Level 2. $10; $5 with regular admission.
December 6th: Closet Monster

b. The Rooms Book Club: Kerri Cull. Level 3 Atrium, Friday, November 17th, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
In her new book, ‘Rock, Paper, Sex,’ Kerri Cull uncovers the thriving sex trade that quietly exists in St. John’s, a trade few are aware of or even understand. In an engaging journalistic style, Kerri Cull respectfully reveals the people who make up the city’s surprisingly diverse sex industry and, in the process, makes a compelling humanistic argument for understanding before judgment. Com to hear from the author as she describes the work that went into this book and how she unearthed the stories that real people had to tell her and the world. “Everyone deserves respect and safety, everyone deserves to be understood, and the first step to understanding anything, is to listen.”
Cost: $34.99

c. Nature Nook. Sunday, November 19th, from 1:00 until 4:00 p.m.
Do you have questions about our natural environment? Do you want to get hands-on with some real specimens? Visit the Nature NL volunteers to feel pelts, bones and feathers and ask your questions about the Province’s wild plants, animals and spaces. Included with price of admission

d. Learn to play 120s. Select Wednesdays until December 20th, from 7:00 until 9:00 p.m.
Have you always wanted to learn how to play 120’s but have never had the chance? Join the enthusiastic volunteer instructors as they share their love of this iconic card game. Included with price of admission. Spaces are limited and pre-registration is recommended for each session. To register, please contact Visitor Services at 757-8090.

e. Beyond the attic: introduction to genealogy. Monday, November 20th, from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
Excited about getting to know your ancestors? This half-day workshop is an introduction to genealogy and will provide an orientation to the Archives’ extensive genealogy collection. It will also acquaint participants with practical online resources that can be used for family tree research. The cost includes a permanent researcher registration number for the Archives. $45 per person; 10% off for Rooms members. Pre-registration is required. To register please call 757-8090. Space is limited.

f. Fine art workshop: contemporary textiles. Sunday, November 26th, from 11:00 until 4:00 p.m.
If you are passionate about textiles, this day is for you! Join art educator Anne Pickard-Vaandering for a discussion and workshop on contemporary textiles practices in fine art and craft. She will begin with a presentation about sustainability and the effects of textile production on the environment, and take a look at exciting and innovative 21st-century textiles. There will be a hands-on fibres workshop to explore processes in felting, knit, crotchet and other methodologies. The day ends with an interpretive tour of the exhibitions, “Weaving the Existing, Home Economics – 150 years of Canadian Hooked Rugs”, and “A Going Concern: Contemporary Textiles and Everyday Politics in Newfoundland and Labrador.”
All materials are included. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required; call 757-8090. $40, 10% discount for Rooms members.

Weekly events.

a. Afternoon Tea. Every Wednesday afternoons between 3:00 and 5:00 p.m.
Stop by for a fine selection of fine teas, sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and preserves, pastries, and sweets.

b. Big Fun for Little People: Weekly Tots Programme. Tuesday mornings until December 12th, from 10:30 until 11:30 a.m. Included with the price of admission.
Come to this programme designed for children aged 2-4 years. Itfeatures stories, songs, puppets, games and crafts for tots and their guardian. Afterward, head upstairs to The Rooms Café for a complimentary tea or coffee and a chance to visit with other adults.

c. Engaging Evenings. Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m..

November 15th: Red eyes and the Webber’s claw — urban legends of Newfoundland with Dale Jarvis.
A legend has been described as a tale believed to be true by some, false by others, and both or neither by most. This province is full of examples; almost every town has a story which is partly true and partly not. No one knows them better than folklorist and storyteller Dale Jarvis. Some are migratory legends which crop up in different forms in different communities. Some are legends tied to a very specific place and which are largely unknown outside of their home communities. In this presentation, Jarvis will introduce you to some of his favourite Newfoundland and Labrador historical and contemporary legends. You will meet intriguing characters past and present, delve into the lore behind some of our folk beliefs and fears, and explore the folklore and archival research behind his most recent book “Haunted Ground – Ghost Stories from the Rock.”

d. Coffee and Culture. Thursdays, from 2:30 until 3:30. Lectures, films, presentations, and demonstrations. Free with admission.

November 16th: How early photographic craft influenced early photography with Terrance Hounsell.
Terrance Hounsell is a multiple winner of the NL Arts & Letters Competition and has appeared on local and national television programmes, in online galleries and in print media.Join this photographic artist for an overview of how some early photographic processes and associated equipment influenced the making and look of early photographs.

4. What’s on at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Road.

SPECIAL EVENT: Tea and Scrabble for a Good Cause. Saturday, November 25th from 2:00 until 5:00 p.m.
Organized by the Terra Nova Grandmothers and Grandothers this is a time to play scrabble, drink tea, eat delicious treats, and win prizes. Come as a team or find a partner there. Bring a board and a 4th edition dictionary; a few will be available. Help grandmothers in Africa raise their grandchildren orphaned by AIDS. Proceeds will be donated to the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign. Overflow parking available at the Basilica.

a. Iyengar Yoga Classes.
 Facilitator: Genia Sussex, Certified Iyengar teacher. B.K.S. Iyengar’s method encourages correct body alignment and precise movement to develop flexibility, strength and relaxation in the body and focus, clarity and serenity in the mind. In class, yoga props are used to allow students to progress at their own pace. *Please bring your own mat. Contact Genia at 722-3239 for information and to register. For more information:

b. T’ai Chi Chi and Chow Qigong.

i. T’ai Chi Chi is a series of 20 gentle movements designed to circulate and balance the flow of Chi, the natural universal energy within our body. The more freely it flows, the greater wellness and vitality we experience. It is yet another way to help yourself feel better on all levels, body, mind and spirit, using your own natural resources. For more information:

ii. Wisdom Healing Qigong (Chow Qigong) is a powerful integrated healing system that combines Western health practices and ancient traditional Chinese medicine in which body, mind and spirit are seen as one. For more information:

For further information on tai chi or chow qigong, see ( or contact Sheila Leonard at ( or telephone 727-7863.

c. Better Breathing Choir. Wednesdays, 7:00 until 8:30 p.m. The St. John’s Better Breathing Choir is a group for anyone living with a lung condition or breathing difficulties to sing together with family and friends in a relaxed environment. Parking close to building. No registration needed. No need to read music. No cost. Breathing exercises in a fun environment. Presentations by guest speakers. For more information contact Jane Gosine or Kalen Thomson by e-mail at or by telephone at 864-2114. Visit their webpage at htttps://

d. Mindfulness and Meditation Classes.

Andrew Safer has been a mindfulness practitioner for 49 years and became an authorized mindfulness-awareness meditation instructor through Shambhala International in 1993.

i. Meditation and discussion group. Monday evenings from 7:15 until 8:45 p.m. in the Oak Room. Arrive at 7:00 or shortly after. To receive instruction in Mindfulness-Awareness Meditation, contact Andrew to arrange to meet at 6:30. Practice begins at 7:15 and is followed by a reading and open discussion. This group is open to all and is free of charge. (A donation to help pay for the room rental is accepted and appreciated)

ii. Mindfulness and Meditation Classes. This 12-week course will be offered Thursday evenings from 5:30 until 6:45 p.m., September 21st until December 7th. Andrew Safer will provide instruction and guidance in Mindfulness-Awareness meditation and home practice. This will include group practice and weekly talks on topics related to mindfulness and mindfulness meditation. (For a list of topics, visit or Safer Mindfulness on Facebook) $18/session or $185/series. (discounts available: For more information or to register, call Andrew at 722-2716 or email:

5. What’s on at Holy Heart Theatre. Our neighbourhood theatre.

A Michelle Wright Christmas. November 25th, at 7:30 p.m.

The Michael English Christmas Show. Wednesday, December 13th, at 7:30 p.m.

A Kenny and Dolly Christmas. Thursday, December 14th, at 7:30 p.m.

The Ennis Sisters: A Christmas Time in Newfoundland. Friday, December 22nd and Saturday, December 23rd, at 7:00 p.m.

For more information, call 579-4424 or e-mail ( Check out the complete line-up at

** 6. St. John’s NL Basket Drop-Off Day. Saturday, November 18th, from 9:00 a.m. until noon, at Brian Martin Housing Resource, Stella’s Circle, 84 Prescott Street.

Basketeers is an organization that strives to support women who are transitioning out of emergency shelters and back into society to start their new beginning through providing them with a basket that includes personal and household items. This is the third year for the St. John’s, NL chapter, and they will continue to support Stella’s Circle. The baskets collected will be given to the women who access the supports and services of the Naomi Centre. You can make a basket and bring it to the drop-off day or you can make a cash donation.
For more information:
Contact Information: (709)425-1975 or

7. Join a committee; Georgestown needs you!

** We are looking for neighbourhood residents to join our three committees: advocacy, community building, and communications (newsletter and other social media). If you are interested in joining one of these committees or would like more information on them, please write to us at

8. The Mummers Festival needs you!

Feeling crafty? Help with a workshop.
Wanna shine? Carry the parade banner!
A natural host? Offer a drop as a Scuff ‘n’ Scoff server.
All this and more! Volunteers receive a fancy-schmancy festival T-shirt and some warm, fuzzy feelings all over! You are also invited to the Volunteer Party at Quidi Vidi Brewery on Old Christmas Day (Jan. 6th) with live music by the Mummer and the Paupers and more Jam Jams than one person can jam! For more information:
9. Leaf collection.
Leaves placed at the curb for pick up must be in paper yard waste bags. Until Friday, December 1st, leaves in paper yard waste bags will be collected on the same day as garbage pick-up in each area and do not count toward the 10 garbage bag limit. Leaves in plastic bags will not be collected and will be left at the curbside. Given the economic and environmental costs of landfilling wastes, the City of;St. John’s is committed to diverting materials away from the landfill when feasible. RA stores in the St. John’s metro area are supporting this initiative by offering a ‘Buy One, Get One’ coupon for paper yard waste bags. Coupons are available at RONA locations. Leaves can also be dropped off at the Residential Drop Off at Robin Hood Bay,
from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Tuesdays to Saturdays.
Residents are encouraged to first choose more environmentally friendly and
economically prudent methods of leaf disposal including mulching with a
mower, adding leaves directly to gardens, flower beds, or backyard compost
More details about leaf disposal and collection can be found at

10. Ordinary Spokes: bike repair for all.
Ordinary Spokes is a community bike co-op located in Georgestown at 151 Empire Ave. They are a collectively run, D.I.Y. organization with a mandate to increase access to affordable transportation for everyone. They have a shop space fully stocked with new and used parts for do-it-yourself repairs as well as a wide selection of refurbished bikes for sale. They are an LGBTQ2S+ friendly space and are open every Thursday from 5:30 until 8:30p.m. For inquiries, drop by during open hours or contact them on Facebook: /ordinaryspokes, instagram: @ordinaryspokes, or email:

11. Eating in Georgestown.

a. The Georgestown Cafe 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.

b. The Georgestown Bakery 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!

c. The Hungry Heart Cafe ( .
i. New hours: 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., Monday to Friday. Closed on Saturday and Sunday.

Meals Squared. Give exponentially more.

When you dine at the Hungry Heart Café, you will have the option to add $2 to your bill. This money will go directly toward the production of a well-balanced, delicious meal for a Stella’s Circle participant. Hunger is often a challenge for many of the participants, and the Hungry Heaert would like to leverage their skills and infrastructure to help address this issue. Learn more: You can help feed someone in need with only $2 (

12. St. John’s Farmers Market. Every Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the Lion’s Club Chalet, enter at intersection of Bonaventure & Mayor Avenues.
The vendors sell a wide variety of goods, including vegetables, meat, hot and cold prepared food, preserves and jams, pastries and sweets, breakfast items, art, jewelry, body care products, craft sand more. Plus everything at the St. John’s Farmers’ Market is made, baked or grown in Newfoundland and Labrador. For more information:

13. St. John’s E-Updates.

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