This week in Georgestown: Sep 23rd, 2019

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1. Georgestown Neighbourhood Association AGM
2. Critical Mass meets the Global #ClimateStrike
3. What’s happening on the lawn at Government House
4. What’s on at The Rooms
5. What’s on at Holy Heart Theatre
6. What’s on at The Lantern
7. 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
8. Eating in Georgestown
a. Georgestown Café and Bookshelf
b. Georgestown Bakery
c. The Hungry Heart
d. The Rooms Café
9. Music Lessons in and near Georgestown
10. Roadwork in Georgestown
11. St. John’s E-updates
1. Georgestown Neighbourhood Association AGM
Join us to celebrate another year of neighbourhood engagement, to hear what exciting activities we have been and will be involved in, and to elect new board members.
Tuesday, September 24th, at 7:30 p.m., at the Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd.

2. Critical Mass meets the Global #ClimateStrike
Cyclists join to bike together at the end of the month (all ages welcome). This month’s event coincides with worldwide general strike for climate justice.
Friday, September 27th, 6:00-7:30 p.m., at Bannerman Park.
For more information:

3. What’s happening on the lawn at Government House
The Government House continues to host the following activities on the lawn through September, 12:15 until 1:00:
* Tuesdays: t’ai chi chih
* Wednesdays: yoga
* Thursdays: wisdom healing qigong

4. What’s on at the Rooms. Our neighbourhood art gallery, museum, and archives. For more information and to verify times:
Monday, Sep 23rd, 2:00‑4:00pm: Musician Spotlight: Ronnie Power (

Tuesday, Sep 24th, 2:00‑4:00pm: Artist Spotlight: Barbara Pratt (

Wednesday, Sep 25th, 2:00‑4:00pm: Musician Spotlight: Billy Sutton (

Wednesday, Sep 25th, 7:00‑9:00pm: Sage Tyrtle with the St. John’s Storytelling Festival (

Wednesday, Sep 25th, 7:00‑9:00pm: 120s at the Rooms (

Thursday, Sep 26th, 2:30pm: Shirley Montague with St. John’s Storytelling Festival (

Saturday, Sep 28th, and Sunday, Sep 29th (see event listing for schedule): Boarder X Opening Weekend (

Ongoing programming:
We Play For You. Mondays, 2:00‑4:00pm and Wednesdays, 2:00‑4:00pm and 7:00‑9:00pm
Artist Spotlight. Tuesdays and Fridays, 2:00‑4:00pm
Weekly Collections Spotlight. Thursdays, 2:00‑3:00pm
Traditional Jam Session. Fridays, 7:30‑9:00pm
Nature Nook. Sundays, 1:00-4:00pm
Newfoundland Food Samples. Weekdays, 12:00pm and 3:00pm
The Culture Rooms. Daily.
Experience Art! Daily.

Guided tours
Truth or Myth. Mondays and Thursdays, 11:00am
Fishing for Cod. Mondays and Thursdays, 3:00pm
A History of Fort Townshend. Tuesdays and Fridays, 11:00am
Memories of the First World War. Tuesdays and Sundays, 3:00pm
Connecting People, Place and Environment. Wednesdays and Fridays, 11:00am
Future Possible. Wednesdays and Saturdays, 3:00pm

5. 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

Friday, September 27th and Saturday, September 28th, 7:30pm:
An Evening with Sheila Williams – Giddy Up!

6. What’s on at The Lantern. (35 Barnes Rd)
For more information and to verify times:
a. Book Launch: Maude Barlow’s Whose Water is it Anyway? Monday, Sep 23rd, 6:00pm
b. Drop in Meditation. Mondays, 7:00pm
c. Back to Basics. Mondays and Thursdays, 7:30pm
d. Pathways to Healing (PTSD peer support). Tuesdays, 7:00pm
e. Better Days. Wednesdays, 8:00pm
f. Yoga with Genia Sussex. Thursday, 9:15am, 10:30am
g. Yoga with Sherry Ryan. 10:30am, 5:30pm
h. Girl Guides. Thursdays, 6:45-8:30pm
i. East End Aikido. Saturday, Sep 28th, 9:00am

7. Lending Libraries and Repair Shops (151 Empire Ave)
a. St. John’s Tool Library (709-754-8665)
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.

8. 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).

9. 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

10. 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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