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Science Rendezvous is an annual free family event that brings research and innovation in science, technology engineering, math, and art (STEAM) out of the laboratory and onto the streets.
Science Rendezvous, the main event of Science Odyssey (a two-week-long series of science-based events and activities taking place throughout Canada and coordinated by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada), is the most important event.
Memorial University has planned a fun-filled day of activities at its Core Science Facility on Thursday, May 13, from 11 am to 3 pm.
All ages welcome.
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Mother’s Day Tea
The Rooms will be celebrating mom with an afternoon of tea on Mother’s Day from May 14 to 16 between 2-4pm.
Enjoy delicious treats while taking in the stunning harbour views and listening to piano music by Evan Smith.
Tickets cost $70 per person with HST included. Rooms members receive a 10% discount. The Rooms is included in each ticket, along with a gift and a free admission for future visits.
As seating is limited, advance tickets are required. Call visitor services on 709-757 8090 to reserve your tickets. Please include the number in your party when booking. The deadline to buy tickets is May 11, 5 pm.
Hidden Costs of Racism
The Rooms will host a discussion on the hidden costs that racism brings to society. The talk is scheduled for May 10, from 7-8 pm. The talk will cover topics such as how racism impacts the person being discriminated against, the economic and social implications for entire communities, and the urgency to address systemic racism in order to create a more equal society.
Tickets are required for non-members. Reservations can be made online or over the phone at (709)757-8090.
Mini Comic Con
The Clarenville Inn will host a C.dotcon.3 mini comic convention on Saturday, 13 May from noon to six p.m.
The event will also feature a range of activities and artists. Vendors are also on hand to sell games, collectibles and toys, books, crafts and handmade art. They will also have trading cards, Funko Pops, jewelry and other weird and interesting items.
The admission fee is $5, but it’s free for kids five years old and younger.
Belly Dance Evening
Oceanic, An Evening of Contemporary Belly Dance By Seraka Dance Company is scheduled for Saturday, 13 May at 8 p.m. The LSPU Hall on 3 Victoria St. in St. John’s.
Choreographed by Seraka Dance Company and set to Niklas Paschburg’s album of the same name, Oceanic uses contemporary belly dance to explore our connection to the turbulent waters that carve the intricate coastlines of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Ashley Hobbs is joined by Erin Enguehard and Karen McBride with Mallory Power and Susan Crocker. Amelia Conway joins Ashley Dawe and Kim Hobbs.
Tickets are available for $30 ($25 for students/seniors) at the LSPU Hall box office or by calling 709-7534521.
Thrive hosts its annual art exhibition for the Coalition Against the Sexual Exploitation of Youth Week (CASEY).
The theme for this year is “I Am Here.” Artists have created each piece for CASEY Week based on their own lived experiences.
The art is on display May 11 and 12. It will run from 11am to 4pm in the East Studio Room of Level 2 at St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre, 95 Allandale Rd. You can access it through the north-side door.
Each artist will receive a portion of the proceeds from the sale of their pieces.
Disney Musical Inspired
Dream Parties NL will present “Mothers are the Best,” a Disney inspired musical, at the George Street United Church (135 George St. West), on Saturday, May 13, with performances at 10 a.m.
This new musical includes all your favorite Disney characters, Disney classics and a cast of Disney Princesses and Queens.
Taxes and fees are included in the cost of $20.
Fantasy spring book event
The Marjorie Mews Public Library (12 Highland Dr. St. John’s), will host a celebration of the release of seven fantasy themed books on Thursday, May 11, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. There will be magic, readings and signings throughout the evening.
New books include:
The Fairies of Foggy Island, a coffee-tablebook celebrating the rich culture of Fairies, Art, and Culture by Melissa Bishop. Sculptor Nicole Russell and photographer Kyle Callahan.
Bronwynnerskine’s first novel, “By reservation only,” is a tale of a trans-superhero.
“Stowaway’s Luck,” is a collection by acclaimed author Peter J Foote of short stories.
As Loved Our Fathers, a treasure-hunt to find the Holy Grail against the backdrop Newfoundland culture and history.
David James Lynch’s epic fantasy “All Things Broken” is a work of new writing.
Dwain C. Campbell’s “Strange Duty” is a collection new stories of fantasy and science fiction about the Canadian military.
Engen Books presents “Fairy Tales from the Rock”, the latest addition to its collection of stories that showcase the storytelling skills of dozens of local writers on specific themes.
Festival of Quilts and Fibre Arts
Festival of Quilts and Fibre Arts will display over 200 quilts and other fibre arts, including hooked rugs, knitting, crocheting and embroidery. This event takes place on Saturday, May 13th from 10am-4pm at St. Mary the Virgin Church, 1 Cornwall Cres.
Visit the market in the basement of the church and pick up a piece of beautiful fibre art.
Record Fair NL 10th will take place on Sunday May 28th from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., in the St. John’s Farmers’ Market.
There will be over 50 tables, with tens thousands of LPs and CDs. Also, there are social and children’s areas, as well as food and drink.
Admission to the park is $2 for those under 12, and free for those 12 and younger.
Memorial University will hold its spring convocation in the near future. Corner Brook will host a celebration on May 18 while St. John’s will hold events from May 30 to June 2.
Festival Trails and Tales
The Trails Tales Tunes Festival celebrates its 17th anniversary and takes place from May 19 to 28 at Norris Point. The schedule is now available and tickets are on sale at www.trailstalestunes.ca. Sherman Downey, Kacie Callahan and other festival veterans will be welcoming back Russell DeCarle, Steve Briggs and Russ Boswell. They’ll also welcome Russ Boswell for the first time and present a number of well-known N.L. artists. Kevin Blackmore and Sandy Morris are among the many artists who will be performing at the festival. Trails Tales Tunes is a celebration of songs, stories — some true, some made-up — and the love of nature, held annually in Norris Point in the heart of Gros Morne National Park. The festival is held annually to kick off the tourism season for the region. Local communities also welcome friends, family and visitors from all over the world.
French navy vessel visit
The PSP Fulmar patrol boat is a part the French Navy’s naval action force, and is based in St. Pierre and Miquelon. This week, it will be visiting St. John’s. It is scheduled to arrive on Sunday May 7. The ship will be available for public visits on Tuesday, May 9, from 10 am to 12 pm (located in Pier 8 of the civil port). The Fulmar was in the province for joint training with Royal Canadian Air Force. A CH-149 Cormorant helicopter was used to winch personnel and equipment on to the Fulmar’s deck.
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