This week in Georgestown: November 19th

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1. City Annual Food Drive.
2. What’s on at The Rooms.
3. What’s on at Holy Heart Theatre.
4. What’s on at The Lantern.
NEW!!! Envisioning Violene-Free Communities; We are Newfoundlanders and Labradorians 4th Annual Dinner Gala; Yoga got your back class.
5. St. John’s Tool Library:
6. Ordinary Spokes: bike repair for all.
7. Eating in Georgestown.
a. Georgestown Café and Bookshelf
b. Georgestown Bakery.
c. The Hungry Heart.
NEW!!! Five-Course Turkish Feast.
d. The Rooms Café.
Afternoon Tea is back on Wednesday afternons.
8. Yard waste mandatory in paper yard waste bags.
9. NEW!!! Private resource teacher in Georgestown.
10. Music lessons in Georgestown.
11. St. John’s E-updates.

1. THIS WEEK!!! City Annual Food Drive. From Monday, November 19th, to Friday, November 23rd, the City is holding the fifth annual food drive to collect non-perishable food items in support of the Community Food Sharing Association.

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

Big Fun for Little People. Tuesdays until December 18th, from 10:30 until 11:30 a.m.

Engaging evenings. Bernice Morgan. Wednesday, November 21st, at 7:00 p.m.

Archives Open House: celebrating archives week. Saturday, November 24th, from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m.
Coffee and Culture. Nelson White. Thursday, November 22nd, at 2:30 in the theatre.

Art Night at the Rooms. Friday, November 23rd, from 7:00 until 9:00 p.m.

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

Friday, December 7th, at 7:00 p.m. A Christmas Story, presented by the Holy Heart Performing Arts Certificate Programme.

Wednesday, December 12th, and Thursday, December 13th, at 8:00 p.m. Grinch Dressing and Gravy … A Newfoundland Adaptation.

Saturday, December 15th, at 8:00 p.m. A Kenny and Dolly Christmas.

Friday, December 21st, and Saturday, December 22nd, at 7:30 p.m. A Christmas Time with The Ennis Sisters.

For more information, call 579-4424 or e-mail Check out the complete line-up at
4. What’s on at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Road.

a. Envisioning Violence-Free Communities: The Role of Restorative Justice in Supporting Healthy communities. Wednesday, November 21st, from 7:00 until 9:00 p.m.

b. We are Newfoundlanders and Labradorians 4th Annual Dinner Gala. Saturday, November 24th, 6:00-9:00 p.m.

c. EARLY HEADS UP ABOUT A SPECIAL EVENT: Tea and Scrabble for a Good Cause. Saturday, December 1st from 2:00 until 4:30 p.m.
Organized by the Terra Nova Grandmothers and Grandothers, this is a time to play scrabble, drink tea and coffee, 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.

d. NEW! Yoga got your back class for maturing bodies, Thursdays’ November 22nd to December 13th, from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Four 2eeks for $44.00. PRE-Registration is required :
Participants need to bring a yoga mat

e. Better Breathing Choir. Wednesdays, 7:00 until 8:30 p.m. Choir is cancelled on Wednesday, November 14th, and will resume on Wednesday, November 23rd.

f. Iyengar Yoga Classes.

g. T’ai Chi Chi and Chow Qigong.
Classes cancelled this week only due to a death in the family. Classes resume November 13th.

5. St. John’s Tool Library. (151 Empire Avenue) Tuesdays 5:30 until 8:30 p.m.; Thursdays from 2:30 until 8:30; and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. During opening hours, call them at 709-754-8665.


6. Ordinary Spokes: bike repair for all. 151 Empire Avenue. (at the Tool Library). Thursday from 5:30 until 8:30 p.m.

7. 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. The cafe is open Monday to Friday, from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Closed on Saturday and Sunday.
NEW!!! Five-Course Turkish Feast. Friday, November 23rd, and Saturday, November 24th, at 7:30 p.m.

d. The Rooms Café. 9 Bonaventure Avenue.
i. Opening hours. Monday CLOSED; 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.
8. Yard waste mandatory in paper yard waste bags. Collection until November 30th.

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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