This week in Georgestown: Sep 2nd, 2019

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1. Other Women Walk
2. Doors Open YYT
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
a. Drop in Meditation
b. Athletics Northeast Yoga
c. Back to Basics
d. Girl Guides
7. St. John’s Tool Library
8. Ordinary Spokes: bike repair for all
9. St. John’s Baby Clothes Library
10. Eating in Georgestown
a. Georgestown Café and Bookshelf
b. Georgestown Bakery
c. The Hungry Heart
d. The Rooms Café
11. Music Lessons in and near Georgestown
12. Curbside Bulk Collection
13. Roadwork in Georgestown
14. St. John’s E-updates

Larry Dohey, longtime resident of Georgestown and archivist at both the Basilica and the Rooms, has passed away. Larry was a great friend to Georgestown, sharing his enthusiasm, and knowledge, entertaining us with his anecdotes, answering our questions, referring us to others who could help when he couldn’t, and being an exceptional neighbour and community member. His funeral will be held at the Basilica of St. John the Baptist, today, Monday September 2nd at 1:00 p.m.

1. Other Women Walk at Bannerman Park
The last day for this historical walking tour is today, Monday, September 2nd, 11:00am-12:00pm. For more details:

2. Doors Open YYT
a. Doors Open 2019, Saturday, 7th Sep, 9:00am. Buildings that are normally closed to the public or charge an entrance fee welcome visitors to look around for free.
See the event FB page ( for a listing of buildings that will be open.

b. Walking Tour – Georgestown to the Harbour, Sunday, Sep 8th, 1:00-3:00pm. Architect Grant Genova leads a walking tour of St. John’s architecture and urban design. The tour meets 1:00 pm outside Georgestown Cafe.

3. What’s happening on the lawn at Government House
During July, August, and September, Government House will host activities from 12:15 until 1:00 on the lawn:
* 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:
Wednesday, Sep 4th, 6:00‑9:00pm: Stitch in Public Day with St. John’s Guild of Embroiderers (

Wednesday, Sep 4th, 7:00‑9:00pm: The Life of Seamus Creagh (

Friday, Sep 6th, 7:00‑9:00pm: The Forgotten Irish (

Saturday, Sep 7th, 7:00‑9:00pm: Garden Party with the NL Antique and Classic Car Club (

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
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.
Tuesday, September 17th, 8:00pm:
Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band (sold out)

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

6. What’s on at The Lantern. (35 Barnes Rd)
For more information and to verify times:
a. Drop in Meditation. Mondays, 7:00pm (this week Meditation will be moved to Tuesday, Sep 3rd at 7:00pm.)
b. Athletics Northeast Yoga. Mondays, beginning Sep 16th, 5:30pm
c. Back to Basics. Mondays and Thursdays, 7:30pm (cancelled for Monday, Sep 2nd.)
d. Girl Guides. Thursdays, 6:45-8:30pm

7. St. John’s Tool Library. (151 Empire Ave)
During opening hours, call them at 709-754-8665. You can visit their website:

Hours of Operation
Tuesday: 5:30 – 8:30pm
Thursday: 5:30 – 8:30pm
Saturday: 9:00am – 1:00pm

For information about workshops:

8. Ordinary Spokes: bike repair for all. (151 Empire Ave, at the Tool Library)
The Tool Library and Ordinary Spokes have teamed up! During the Tool Library’s open hours on Thursdays (5:30‑8:30pm) you can tune up your bike, meet other cyclists, or purchase an affordable refurbished bike.


Hours of Operation: Thursday 5:30‑8:30pm

9. 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.

For more information about the library, visit the St. John’s Baby Clothes Library facebook page:

10. 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.
Note that they have opened an additional location on Long’s Hill.
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!
Reopening on Friday, September 6th.
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).

11. 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

12. Curbside Bulk Collection The City of St. John’s began offering curbside collection of bulk garbage and metal items August 5th by appointment. Area 2 can schedule pick-ups September 16 – September 20. For more information, visit ( .

13. 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

14. St. John’s E-Updates
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