This week in Georgestown: October 22nd

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1. THRILLER!!! Zombie dancers on Halloween.
2. Pumpking Walk returns to Bannerman Park.
3. What’s on at The Rooms.
4. What’s on at Holy Heart Theatre.
5. What’s on at The Lantern.
6. St. John’s Tool Library:
Tool Intro Drop-in and open house.
7. Ordinary Spokes: bike repair for all.
8. Eating in Georgestown.
a. Georgestown Café and Bookshelf
b. Georgestown Bakery.
c. The Hungry Heart.
Five-course Thai meal.
d. The Rooms Café.
9. Yard waste mandatory in paper yard waste bags.
10. Music lessons in Georgestown.
11. St. John’s E-updates.

1. THRILLER!!! Zombie dancers on Halloween in Georgestown. Wednesday, October 31st, at 6:45 p.m., location to be announced soon on Facebook and Twitter and in the next newsletter.
Neighbourhood Dance Works’ amazing zombie dancers will perform Michael Jackson’s famous “Thriller Dance” in full zombie character.

2. Pumpkin Walk returns to Bannerman Park. Thursday, November 1st from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Bring your carved pumpkin to Bannerman Park to light up the Loop with a huge Jack o’Lantern display.

3. 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.

Unlocking Ireland’s Genealogical Resources. Tuesday, October 23rd. Two sessions are available, 10;00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. OR 2:00 – 4:30

Engaging evenings. Wednesday’ October 24th, at 7:00 p.m. in the theatre. Kieran Cronin.

Coffee and Culture. Thursday, October 25th, at 2:30 in the theatre. Paws for thought: new leads on Irish genealogical resources.

Friday, October 26th, 7:00 p.m. Concert with Anita Best and Sandy Morris.

Sunday, October 28, that 3:30-5:00 p.m. Renatus’ Kayak: a voyage of discovery.

Sunday, October 28th, a 2:00 p.m. Free Family Concert with the Strong Harbour Strings Collective along with Capriole. The Rooms Atrium, Level 3

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

Thursday, October 25th, at 7:00 p.m. Once Upon a Dream… A Villain’s Lament. (Holy Heart of Mary Performing Arts Programme)

Friday, October 26th, at 7:00 p.m. “Who’s Gonna Fill Their Shoes” a Tribute to Legends.

Sunday, October 28th, at 7:00 p.m. Les Ms and Friends Sing for Care.

Tuesday, October 30th, at 7:30 p.m. The Ennis Sisters ‘Shine Your Light’ Concert.

Saturday, November 3rd, at 8:00 p.m. All revved up: a tribute to Meatloaf.

Thursday, November 8th to Saturday, November 10th, at 7:30 p.m. Beauty and the Beast.

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

a. Healing an Earth in Distress. Monday, October 22nd, at 7:00 p.m. (free admission)
All are invited to an important talk sponsored by the Mercy Centre for Ecology and Justice, addressing the urgent need for immediate change to protect our planet. Presenter: Dr. Margaret Twomey (Ireland).

b. Better Breathing Choir. Wednesdays, 7:00 until 8:30 p.m.

c. Iyengar Yoga Classes.

d. T’ai Chi Chi and Chow Qigong.

6. St. John’s Tool Library. (151 Empire Avenue) Tuesdays 5:30 until 8:30 p.m.; Thursdays from 2:30 until 8:30; Fridays from 9:30 until 4:30; and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. During opening hours, call them at 709-754-8665.

Tool Intro Drop-In and Open House. Thursday, November 1st, 5:30 until 8:30 p.m. This event is open for anyone. You don’t need to be a tool library member to attend.
Halloween Pumpkin Carving, Thursday, October 25th, 7:00-9:00 p.m. $28.00 per pumpkin.
Growing Microgreens at Home. Thursday, November 8th, 7:00-8:15 p.m. $22.50.

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

8. 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. 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 Cafe ( . 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.
Five-Course Thai Dinner. Friday October 6th, and Saturday, October 27th, at 7:30 p.m. For more information:

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)
9. Yard waste mandatory in paper yard waste bags. Collection until November 30th.

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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