Events

COMMUNITY EVENTS

Breakfast With Santa: Enjoy face painting, food and pictures with Santa, $3/$7, Topsail United Church-2426 Topsail Rd (Sat Dec 7 from 8am to 11am)

Christmas in Pippy Park: A fun-filled event including hot chocolate and horse and pony rides, Free, Rainbow Riders Barn-103 Mount Scio Rd (Sun Dec 15 from 2pm to 4pm)

Christmas Tea & Sale: Home-cooking and tasty treats, tea and three floors packed with local craft and art, $2, Anna Templeton Centre-278 Duckworth St 739-7623 (Fri Dec 13 from 12pm to 8pm; Sat Dec 14 from 9:30am to 4:30pm; Sun Dec 15 from 12pm to 4:30pm)

Country Christmas: Family fun includes tractor-driven hay rides, seasonal soup and treats, and prize draw. Free but donations to Thrive Community Youth Network accepted, Murray’s Garden Centre-1525 Portugal Cove Rd (Sat Dec 7 from 11am to 3pm)

Dec 6 Vigil: Commemorate the anniversary of the 1989 Montreal Massacre with a candlelight procession, guest speakers, dedications and music by the Suncor Quartet, MUN EN-2006 (Fri Dec 6 at 6:30pm)

Holiday Open House: A celebration featuring exhibitions and special treats, Devon House Craft Centre-59 Duckworth Street 753-2749 (Sat Nov 30 from 10am to 4pm)

Kiwanis Santa Claus Parade: Starts at Villa Nova Parish parking lot and heads west along Route 60 to Upper Gullies Elementary (CBS) (Sat Dec 7 at 10am)

Last Chance Gift Fair: Over 30 vendors, Proceeds benefit Ronald McDonald House, $2, Holiday Inn-180 Portugal Cove Rd (Sun Dec 15 from 10am to 5pm)

Mini Craft Fair: Presented by Melanie Jacqueline Custom Clothing Design and Charlottestreet with Mauzy Metalworks, Esskin, Ruby J’s Room, Blue Dragon and Tulip Baroo Vegan Catering, 267 Duckworth St (Sat Dec 7 from 11am to 6pm)

Mummers Parade: Mummers weave through Gower Street, Bannerman Park and the Georgestown neighbourhood and end at The Rooms for music and dancing, free, Starts at Bishop Field School-46 Bond St (Sat Dec 14 at 2pm; Rain date Dec 15)

New Year’s Eve Family Skate: Lace up your skates and join the Town of CBS for this fun-filled event, Robert French Memorial Stadium-70 Legion Rd (Tues Dec 31 at 5pm)

New Year’s Eve Fun Run: Join the Paradise Running Club for a 5k run in support of Basics for Babies, $10, Starts at RPYCC-68 McNamara Dr 682-0550 (Tues Dec 31 at 3pm)

North America’s First New Year: Join hundreds of other revellers and ring in the New Year with a spectacular fireworks display, Free, Quidi Vidi Lake 576-8106 (Tues Dec 31 at 10:30pm)

Paradise Christmas Parade: Come out and see the floats and Santa before he heads back to the North Pole and bring $2’s and $1’s to help support Paradise charities, Starts at Paradise Elementary School-Karwood Dr (Sun Dec 8 from 1pm to 3pm)

Robert Burns Celebration (St Andrews Society) Celebrate the 255th anniversary of the birth of the Scottish poet with a haggis dinner, bagpipes, poetry and Scottish country dancing, $50, Royal Canadian Legion-Pleasantville 579-6114 (Sat Jan 25 at 7pm)

Signals to Santa: Talk with Santa via shortwave radio and enjoy a sing along, Christmas crafts and a Yuletime snack, Free, Signal Hill Visitor Centre-Annex door 772-0284 (Sat Dec 7 from 12pm to 4pm)

SPCA Pet Pics With Santa: Get holiday photos with your four legged friends, St David’s Church-98 Elizabeth Ave 682-7963 (Sat Dec 7)

SPCA Tribute Tree Lighting: Honour and remember a beloved pet with a special light on the tribute tree, SPCA shelter-RCAF Rd (Wed Dec 4 at 6:30pm)

Tree Lighting Ceremony: Join the Town of CBS to help get the Christmas season started, CBS Town Hall-106 Conception Bay Highway (Sat Dec 7 at 4pm)

MEETINGS & CLASSES

Adult Survivors of Child Abuse: Support group for survivors only, Marguerite’s Pl – Cashin Ave 746-9627 (Mon Dec 16 / Jan 6 / Jan 20 at 7pm)

Alzheimer Family Support: Group meeting for family members of people with Alzheimer’s disease, 685 Water St 576-0608 (Thu Dec 19 & Jan 16 at 7pm)

Astral-Knots: Hand craft group invites participants of all skill levels, free, Orbit Rm-Rocket Bakery-272 Water St (Tuesdays at 7pm)

Box & Bird Masks Workshop: Use an array of materials to fashion a mask for the Mummers Parade, free, Victoria Park Poolhouse (Wed Dec 4 at 7pm)

Break Down Comic Jam: Join Wallace Ryan and fellow cartooning enthusiasts, Supplies provided, Free, Anna Templeton Centre-278 Duckworth St (Fri Dec 6 & Jan 3 at 7pm)

Candlelight Service: Supporting the family and friends of those who have died by suicide this event also features music by Shelley Neville and Peter Halley, poems and prayers, St John’s Chapel-MUN Social Work (Sun Dec 8 at 3pm)

CHANNAL: Peer support and social activities for people with mental illness, 284 LeMarchant Rd 753-7710

Chronic Pain Support Group (Long Term Pain Assoc) Support meetings with the theme “Helping Make Pain More Bearable”, Seniors Retirement Club-10 Bennett Ave 747-0744 (Fri Dec 20 & Jan 17 at 1:30pm)

Coffee & Culture: Meet new people while exploring art, culture and history. Different topic each week; talks, tours, films and workshops, The Rooms 757-8000 (Thursdays at 2:30pm)

CPAC AGM: Chamberlains Park Action Committee AGM and election of officers, CBS Parks Commission Office-24 Cherry Ln (Mon Jan 27 at 7pm)

CPAWS AGM: Aaron O’Brien presents A Steward’s Perspective on the Avalon Wilderness Reserve, The Lantern 726-5800 (Wed Dec 4 at 7pm)

Drumming Circle Café: Instruments provided but participants welcome to bring their own, all ages, $5, Rocket Room-272 Water St (Saturdays at 11:30am)

E Reader Workshop: Bring your device, free, Michael Donovan Public Library (Thu Jan 16 & Fri Jan 17 at 2pm)

Embroiderers Guild Meeting: Start the new year off by learning a new skill, Free, Corpus Christi Hall-260 Waterford Bridge Rd (Tue Jan 28 at 7:30pm)

First Link Learning Series: Alzheimer Society provides caregivers and family members with an overview of dementia, coping strategies, resources and support systems, Free, ASNL Office-835 Topsail Rd 576-0608 (Wed Dec 4 & 11 & Jan 15, 22 & 29 at 1pm)

Georgestown Neighbourhood Skating Party: Fun for the whole family with a social to follow, $0.50-$2, St Bon’s Forum-2 Bonaventure Ave (Sun Dec 29 at 2pm)

Heritage Public Meeting: Join Heritage Foundation NL for an update on their work in intangible cultural heritage, Free, MMaP Gallery-Arts & Culture Centre (Fri Dec 13 from 1pm to 3pm)

Hobby Horse Workshops: Build a hobby horse and ride it over to the Mummers Parade, Free, Victoria Park Poolhouse (Sat Dec 7 from 1pm to 5pm; Thu Dec 5 from 7pm to 9:30pm)

Knit Wits: Bring along your knitting or crochet, share a cup of tea and get help with tough knitting projects, Free, Anna Templeton Centre-278 Duckworth St (Sun Dec 29 & Jan 26 from 7pm to 9pm)

Le Café Français: French speakers and francophiles to meet up and chat. Look for the small Quebecois flag, Atlantic Pace (Sundays at 3pm)

MUN Tabletop Games Club: Dedicated to providing games in St. John’s with a friendly social atmosphere in which to play board games and other tabletop games, free, MUN C2026 (Wednesdays from 5pm to 10pm)

Nar-Anon Family Group: Weekly meetings for those affected by the addiction problem of someone close to them, 682-9111

NL Climate Change Projections: Info session presented by Office of Climate Change, Energy Efficiency and Emissions Trading, free but must register 729-1210 (Fri Dec 13 at 9am)

NL Moves Workshop: Hula Hooping in Dance with Cindy Butt presented by DanceNL, Free, Bishop Field Elementary-44 Bond St (Sat Dec 7 from 2pm to 4pm)

NLSHL Hockey: Mount Pearl vs CBN (Fri Nov 1 at 7:30pm); Mount Pearl vs Clarenville (Sat Nov 16 at 7:30pm); Mount Pearl vs Western Royals (Fri Nov 29 & Sat Nov 30 at 7:30pm), $12, The Glacier-Mount Pearl

Open House: With Anita Singh, St Michael’s Printshop-72 Harbour Dr 754-2931 (Sat Nov 30 from 1pm to 4pm)

Overeaters Anonymous: Free help available with no strings attached. Weekly meetings in metro area, 738-1742

Paint Group (Independent Living Resource Centre) A weekly paint group where people get together to make various arts and crafts, all welcome, free, ILRC Kitchen-4 Escasoni Pl 722-4031 (Thursdays from 2pm to 4pm)

Polish Your Silver: Bring your pieces and join The Rooms conservator, Rose Smart, as she shares tips on how to clean and care for your silver, The Rooms 757-8000 (Thu Dec 5)

Rig Up: Mix and match a disguise for the Mummers Parade from bins of clothing, Bishop Feild School-46 Bond St (Sat Dec 14 from 1pm to 2pm)

Speech/Lip Reading Classes: For individuals with hearing loss, family members, or anyone interested in learning to read lips, free but must register, CAN Hard of Hearing Assoc-1081 Topsail Rd 753-3224 (Tuesdays at 2pm & 7pm)

St John’s City Council Meeting: Refer to Council Agenda at www.stjohns.ca (posted Friday afternoon), Public welcome, City Hall-Council Chambers (Mondays at 4:30pm)

St John’s Farmers’ Market: Lion’s Club Chalet-102 Bonaventure Ave (Saturdays from 9am to 2pm; Ends Dec 21)

The Pottle Centre: Free recreation centre and programs for consumers of mental health services, 323 Hamilton Ave 753-2143

The Rooms: Free admission, 9 Bonaventure Ave 757-8000 (Wednesdays 6pm-9pm)

Trivia Nights: Rose & Thistle on Tuesdays; Bitters on Thursdays at 8pm

Ugly Stick Workshops: Make a traditional Newfoundland ugly stick to help make some noise at the Mummers Parade, free, Victoria Park Poolhouse (Sun Dec 8 from 1pm to 5pm & Mon Dec 9 from 7pm to 9:30pm)

Walk on Water: Walk in all weather with enthusiasts who never tire of finding downtown nooks and crannies, free, Fat Nanny’s-245 Duckworth St (Saturdays at 10am)

Winter Solstice ECT Hike: Join fellow outdoor enthusiasts for a hike along Stiles Cove Path (tentative) and enjoy beautiful coastal views, Free but registration req’d, 334 2304 (Sat Dec 21)

LECTURES & FORUMS

Buried Treasure: Ephemera of the Pre-Confederation Mining History of NL: Join Bruce Ryan (Geological Survey NL) as he illustrates the province’s prospecting and mining history using postcards, postage stamps and archival documents, The Rooms 757-8000 (Wed Dec 4)

Mumming in Northern Ireland: Meet Northern Ireland’s Armagh Rhymers for a discussion about how they mummer and watch a documentary showing them in action, The Rooms 757-8000 (Thu Dec 12 at 2:30pm)

Newfound Music Festival: A celebration of the diversity in contemporary music featuring concerts, talks, workshops and performers from NL and abroad, $10/$15, MUN Music (Wed Jan 29 to Fri Jan 31 at 8pm)

Printmaking in NL: Here and Now: Featuring a talk from artist Sylvia Bendzsa, Free, St Michael’s Printshop-72 Harbour Dr (Sat Jan 18 at 2pm)

Public Philosophy Lecture: Kate Galloway (MUN) presents Soundscape, Music and Public Environmental Engagement, The Ship Pub-265 Duckworth St (Tue Jan 28 at 8:30pm)

Public Lecture: Dr Ivan Emke presents From Outports to Netports: Community Media & Shared Identity in Rural NL & Beyond, free, MMaP Gallery-Arts & Culture Centre 864-2058 (Tue Jan 7 at 7:30pm)

Religion, Public or Private?: A panel discussion and public debate about religion in the public sphere hosted by the MUN Religious Studies, Free, Rocket Room-272 Water St (Wed Jan 15 at 7:30pm)

KIDS & TEENS

Big Fun For Little People: Stories, songs, puppet shows, games and crafts for tots aged 2 to 4, The Rooms-9 Bonaventure Ave 757-8000 (Tue Dec 10 at 10am)

Christmas Fun: Tree trimming, stories, fun, and a take home treat, Michael Donovan Public Library 737-2621 (Thu Dec 5 at 3:30pm)

Little Toot Tuesdays: Crafts, stories and games, Railway Coastal Museum-495 Water St (Tuesdays from 2pm to 3pm)

Mummers Play & Pocket Mummers: Watch the mummers play as performed by MAX music and theatre students and learn how to turn a handkerchief into a mini pocket mummer and rig it up with gear, The Rooms 757-8000 (Sun Dec 8 at 2pm)

O Christmas Tree: Discover where this popular holiday tradition comes from and why evergreen trees are important, The Fluvarium-5 Nagle’s Pl 754-3474 (Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30pm; Ends Dec 22)

Tots Program: Big fun for little people, The Rooms 757-8000 (Tuesdays at 10:30am)

Twas a Night Before Christmas at the Library: Family evening storytime with a take home treat. Wear your jammies, Michael Donovan Public Library 737-2621 (Fri Dec 18 at 7pm)

Winter Storytime: 6-week sessions for ages 0-5 and 3-5, free, Michael Donovan Public Library 737-2621 (Begins Thu Jan 23, Registration Fri Jan 10)

Young Folk at the Hall Workshops: Young musicians share their talents with their peers in an informal setting, Free but registration required, Holy Cross Elementary-145 St. Clare Ave 576-4759 (Sat Jan 11 & 18 from 2pm to 5pm)

Young Musician Open Mic: Hosted by Denielle Hann, Shamrock City Pub (Sundays at 2pm)

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