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Fri May 22
LIBRARY EVENTS FOR ADULTS.

Saint John Free Public Library, 1 Market Square.

* Gallery Hop - Fri, May 22: 4–6 pm 
* 3D Printer Demo - Sat, May 23: 2:00–3:00 pm
* Free Movies @ the Library: Sat, May 23: 2 pm
* E-book & E-reader Drop-In Clinics - Sat, May 23: 2:15-3:30 pm
* NB Genealogy Society Session - Wed, May 27: 7–8:30 pm.
* Book Launch “Weight Loss Lifestyle” - Thu, May 28: 7 pm
* Asian Art Exhibit - May 1–30, whenever library is open





Contact Phone: 5066437247
Sat May 23
EAST BRANCH LIBRARY: ADULT PROGRAMS (MAY).

East Branch Library, 545 Westmorland Road.

Art to view: Paintings by Gail Cool. Available to view during library open hours.
Graphic novel club Selection is web comics. Sat, May 23 at 11:00 am
Knit & crochet club Last session until the fall. Tue, May 26 at 2:00 pm.
Seniors Café Join us for casual conversation and light refreshments.
Wed, May 27 at 10:30–11:30 am.
Book club The Birth House by Ami Mckay. Thu, May 28, 2:30 pm.

Contact Phone: 506-643-7250
Sat May 23
LIBRARY EVENTS FOR KIDS.

Saint John Free Public Library, 1 Market Square.

* Minecraft - Every Wednesday at 7 pm
* Preschool Storytime - Tuesdays and Saturdays 10:30 am
* Toddler Time - Thursdays May 14, 21, 28 from 6:30-7 pm
* Peter Pan Storytime - May 23 at 10:30 am
* Adventures et decouvertes en francais - samedi le 30 mai 14h30

Contact Phone: 506-643-7247
Sat May 23
WEST BRANCH LIBRARY: CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS (MAY).

Lancaster Mall, 621 Fairville Boulevard.

Family Movie Matinée Sat, May 23: 11:00 am. Come and watch Strange Magic. Popcorn courtesy of Lancaster Mall.
Babies in the Library Please sign up for the next session.
Time for Tots – Drop-In For children aged 18 – 36 months. Held every Thursday morning @ 10:30 am.
Story Time Drop –In A program for all ages consisting of stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft. This program is offered Friday mornings @ 10:30 am.
Thursday Night Homework Help Are you in elementary or middle school and need homework help? Thursdays 5:30–7:30 pm. Pre-register @ 643-7260 or westbranch.publiclibrary@gnb.ca
Family Drop-In Table All day every day! Books, a craft, puzzles and colouring sheets organized around a different theme each week.
Please Note: West Branch Library is open Tuesday to Saturday.

Contact Phone: (506)643-7261
Sat May 23
BLOOD DONOR CLINIC - SATURDAYS.

405 University Avenue.

9:00 am-1:00 pm. Blood Donor Clinics are held weekly at Canadian Blood Services' location, 405 University Avenue. Collections are Thursdays from 3-7 pm, Fridays from 10 am - 2 pm. Additional donors are needed for Saturdays 9 am to 1 pm. For info or to book an appointment, go online at blood.ca or call 1-888-236-6283. New donors and walk-ins are always welcome. Companies that have an interest in the Lifebus program where we pick up employees to donate can call (506) 333-3252 .

Contact Phone: 506-333-3252
Mon May 25
RETRO FILM: CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND.

Imperial Theatre, 24 King Square South.

7:00 pm. Part of the Retro Film Series. www.imperialtheatre.nb.ca (506)_ 674-4100.

Contact Phone: (506) 674-4100
Mon May 25
200TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ARRIVAL OF HMS REGULUS.

New Brunswick Museum, 1 Market Square.

1:00-3:00 pm. Documents from the New Brunswick Museum collection will be featured at the NBM Exhibition Centre as part of the event commemorating the 200th anniversary of the arrival of the HMS Regulus in Saint John, NB, organized by the New Brunswick Black History Society. Free admission. The vessel carried over 400 Black Refugees at the end of the War of 1812 which was the second large influx of Black settlers into the province. www.nbm-mnb.ca (506) 643-2300 / 1-888-268-9595.

Contact Phone: (506) 643-2300
Tue May 26
OLD NORTH END PLAYGROUP.

Centennial School, 10 Constance St. North.

9:00-11:00 am. The Y of Greater Saint John in partnership with Centennial School would like to invite the families of the Old North End and Crescent Valley area to our playgroup at Centennial School every Tuesday morning.  The playgroup is for parents, caregivers, and their children ages 6 years and under. It is where you can spend time together and meet other parents and children from your community. Join us for a morning of play in a welcoming environment, enjoy a healthy snack, and spend creative time together with your child! This program is Free of charge and transportation support is available. If you would like more information on our playgroup, please call the Early Learning Centre at (506) 646-2106.

Contact Phone: (506) 646-2106
Tue May 26
CARLETON CHORISTERS PRESENT "MY FAVOURITE THINGS".

Grace Presbyterian Church, 101 Coburg Street.

7:30 pm. The Carleton Choristers present “My Favourite Things”. Tickets are $12 and are available at the door or from chorister members. Director: Christopher Lane. Accompanist: Claire Driscoll.

Contact Phone: 506-633-0522
Tue May 26
HISTORICAL LECTURE ON THE SISTERS OF CHARITY.

NB Museum, 1 Market Square.

7:30 pm.  Dr. Elizabeth McGahan will deliver an illustrated lecture on the history of the Sisters of Charity in Saint John in recent decades. The focus will be on the activities of the Order. The Sisters of Charity, founded in the 1850s, ministered to generations of New Brunswickers and eventually sent missionaries to South America. In addition to suffering a decline in numbers, the Sisters have lost much of their once iconic institutional presence in the central city. The speaker will also discuss the strategies adopted by surviving members of the order in adapting to the new realities. This event, sponsored by the NB Historical Society, is open to the public and there is no admission charge.

Contact Phone: (506) 648-5600
Tue May 26
WEST BRANCH LIBRARY: ADULT PROGRAMS (MAY).

Lancaster Mall, 621 Fairville Boulevard.

643-7260
On the Wall: Paintings by local artist, Crystal Gerow.
In the Window: Collectibles & Hobbies by Eric Garnett.
Chick Lit Book Club Robin and the Chicks pick
Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline, Wed, May 27: 7:00 pm.
Friday Flick Bring a friend and view a free movie and popcorn courtesy of Lancaster Mall. Find us the last Friday of each month at 2:00pm. Friday, May 29, Viewing: Blackhat
Blankets for Canada Society Inc. Crocheters and knitters are welcome to make 8 X 8 squares to create blankets for people without shelter in the Saint John Area. Donations of yarn gratefully appreciated.
Knit 2 Together - Tuesday Afternoon Drop-in. 2:30 pm. We have knitted squares, tea and treats; if you have the time drop in and put two or more together to make a blanket.
Gates Computer Lab Available to check your e-mail, do research and use the internet. The service is Free. Book a tutorial and learn basic computer skills. Wi Fi available.

Contact Phone: (506) 643-7260
Tue May 26
NBM COLLECTIONS & RESEARCH CENTRE'S OPEN HOUSE.

277 Douglas Avenue.

6:30-9:00 pm.  Free admission. Pre-register at (506) 643-2349 / 1-888-268-9595. Space limited. Take a look behind-the-scenes with a 2 ½ hour guided tour of the NBM’s Collections and Research Centre.

Contact Phone: (506) 643-2349
Wed May 27
TIMBER!

Imperial Theatre, 24 King Square South.

7:30 pm. When was the last time a circus actually made you hold your breath? Timber is a heart-stopping thrill ride combining modern cirque with an old-fashioned lumberjack contest. That's right - this show celebrates the traditional life of the lumberjack with daring feats involving axes, whipsaws - and the family outhouse. All to the accompaniment of gorgeous French-Canadian folk songs performed by multi-talented musicians. This small company from Saint-Alphonse-Rodriquez developed this show on their real-life family farm and has spent the last few years performing in Europe, the UK and China. In partnership with our friends at L'Arc'f, and with due consideration for the floors and fixtures, Imperial is incredibly excited to bring this act to Saint John. www.imperialtheatre.nb.ca (506) 674-4100.



Family-friendly Ages 8+

Contact Phone: (506) 674-4100
Wed May 27
LISTEN & LUNCH.

Saint John Arts Centre, 20 Peel Plaza.

12:15 pm. The Early Music Studio of Saint John presents "A Vertical Challenge", a free illustrated talk about the new upright harpsichord being unveiled at this year's Saint John Early Music Festival with harpsichord builder Andrew Graham and harpsichordist Tim Blackmore. Admission: Free! Refreshments. Information: www.earlymusicstudio.ca  (506) 634-8442.

Contact Phone: (506) 634-8442
Wed May 27
STORIED ARCHITECTURE: INSPIRING CULTURAL IDENTITY.

New Brunswick Museum, 1 Market Square.

7:00 pm. Free admission. The architecture series continues at the New Brunswick Museum accompanying the exhibit 2014 Lieutenant Governor’s Award of Excellence in Architecture with a talk by Monica Adair, recipient of Royal Architectural Institute of Canada 2015 Young Architect Award and co-founding partner Stephen Kopp of Acre Architects in Saint John. Acre Architects take the approach that through exploring the power of the stories associated with heritage and a sense of place, our built environments grow to convey strong and deep-felt emotions that are key to the structures that form our lives. www.nbm-mnb.ca (506) 643-2300 / 1-888-268-9595.

Contact Phone: (506) 643-2300
Thu May 28
EAST BRANCH LIBRARY: CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS (MAY).

East Branch Library, 545 Westmorland Road.

Preschool Story Time. Enjoy fun books, play games and make a cool craft to take home! Every Thursday morning at 10:30 am.
Family drop in  Weekly themed books, coloring & puzzle sheets, available during library open hours.
Family fun movie day Fun for the whole family. Showing Flipper. Rated (G), Sat, May 30 at 2:30 pm

Contact Phone: 506-643-7250
Thu May 28
ST. MALACHY'S HIGH SCHOOL: ON-LINE AUCTION.

online: http://www.saintjohn.ca/en/home/cityhall/d

The St. Malachy's Booster Club is having an on-line auction fundraiser in support of athletics. So, who wants to start the summer with a week long stay at a rustic cabin with beach access? How about 10 lbs of fresh Atlantic lobster for a cookout or family BBQ? Why not enjoy a round of golf at the Westfield Golf & Country Club? There are over 50 items up for bids valued at over $4,000, including a rare limited-edition signed print of King Square by local artist Ray Butler. The auction opens online on May 28th and closes on June 11th. Preview the items up for bids at: http://stmalachys2015.eflea.ca/  

Contact Phone: (506) 658-5790
Fri May 29
COUNTRY DANCE: JOSHUA GROUP FUNDRAISER.

Branch 69 Legion, 714 Wilson Street West (Upstairs

9:00 pm. Tickets are $10 and on sale at: Piece O'Cake Custom Creations, Beats N'Bytes, Portland Pub, & Branch 69 Legion Downstairs Bar. The dance is featuring SideKick, a Door Prize, 50/50, Cash Bar, Cash only Silent Auction, Best Western Wear prize for male & female and much more. So bring your dancing shoes and have a great time supporting a great group!

Contact Phone: 506-657-5274
Fri May 29
SAINT JOHN EARLY MUSIC FESTIVAL.

Saint John Arts Centre, 20 Peel Plaza.

12:15 pm. "Kings of the Keyboard". The opening concert of the Saint John Early Music Festival features harpsichordist Jonathan Addleman performing works by JS Bach, Handel and Scarlatti on the new upright harpsichord built by Andrew Graham. Admission: Free-will offering. Information: www.earlymusicstudio.ca  (506) 634-8442.

Contact Phone: (506) 634-8442
Fri May 29
SAINT JOHN EARLY MUSIC FESTIVAL.

Saint John Arts Centre, 20 Peel Plaza.

7:00 pm. "Three Composers, Three Players". Harpsichordist Jonathan Addleman and baroque violinist Sari Tsuji are joined by recorder player Tim Blackmore in a delightful evening of duos and trios featuring Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No.5, served up with refreshments. Tickets: $25 Adults, $20 Seniors & $10 Students. Information: www.earlymusicstudio.ca  (506) 634-8442.

Contact Phone: (506) 634-8442
Fri May 29
GIANT SPRING YARD SALE (MAY 29 & 30)..

St. Paul's Anglican Church, Rothesay.

Fri, May 29: 6:00-8:00 pm; Sat, May 30: 8:00 am-12:00 noon. Treasures Galore, Sportsware / Kitchenware / Furniture / Antiques / Toys & the best finds ever! Come & bring a Friend!

Contact Phone: 506 847-4954
Sat May 30
HELP SAVE OUR HOME DINNER/AUCTION.

Mixers Sports Bar, Lansdowne Plaza.

Dinner: 6:00 pm; Auction: 7:00 pm. Roast Beef Dinner Buffet and Auction.
Fundraiser for the Wicks Family in Hampton/Smithtown area. Tickets are $20. Purchase from Angela Caissie through Facebook or at (506) 607-2087.

Contact Phone: (506)943-1110
Sat May 30
SAINT JOHN EARLY MUSIC FESTIVAL.

Saint John Arts Centre, 20 Peel Plaza.

1:00-4:00 pm. "Early Music Open House". The Saint John Arts Centre will echo to the sounds of 17th and 18th century musical instruments as the galleries come alive with displays and demonstrations of baroque violins, gambas, harpsichords, baroque guitars, lutes, recorders and bassoons. Admissions: Free!

Contact Phone: (506) 634-8442
Sat May 30
SAINT JOHN EARLY MUSIC FESTIVAL.

Saint John Arts Centre, 20 Peel Plaza.

7:00 pm. "Something Choice and Excellent". JS Bach had many connections with composers and performers at the Saxon Royal Court in Dresden. The La Tour Baroque Duo (Tim Blackmore, recorder & harpsichord; Michel Cardin, theorbo) explores these connections and their importance to Bach's creative life in a fascinating program of works by JS and WF Bach, JA Hasse, JG Graun, Telemann and Christian Pezold. Tickets: $25 Adults, $20 Seniors & $10 Sudents. Refreshments. Information: www.earlymusicstudio.ca  (506) 634-8442.

Contact Phone: (506) 634-8442
Sat May 30
31ST ANNUAL TELETHON FOR CHILDREN.

McAllister Place, 519 Westmorland Road.

Start Time: 7:00:PM
End Time: 5:00:PM

Join us the IWK on May 30 & 31 for the 31st annual IWK Telethon for Children with CTV Morning Live host, Cyril Lunney. Broadcasting live:
Sat, May 30 from 7:00-9:00 pm and Sun, May 31 from 10:00 am-5:00 pm. Youth & Philanthropy Celebration: May 31st: 10:00 am-12 noon.
Children and youth presenting on-air will have the opportunity to decorate their cheques and take part in other children's activities on site.
Children's activities- May 31st from 12 noon-3:00 pm. Join the fun by taking part in on-site activities and crafts.

Contact Phone: (506) 646-0254
Sun May 31
WALK FOR ALZHEIMERS.

Wolastoq Park, West Saint John.

12:00 noon-4:00 pm.  Registration beginning at 12:00 noon. Choose one of two locations! Wolastoq Park, Saint John NB & Rothesay Common, Rothesay NB. Register Online and Start Fundraising today for your chance to win the Grand Prize of a Gift of Flight...Two tickets to any WestJet destination! www.walkforalzheimers.ca  Online Early Bird Prize – For every $250 raised before April 30th you will be entered in to win a trip for two from Moncton to Montreal courtesy of Via Rail! To register and to obtain your pledge form contact: Alzheimer Society of Saint John, 152 Westmorland Rd., Saint John NB, E2J 2E7 saintjohn@alzheimernb.ca 
(506) 634 8722.

Contact Phone: 5066348722
Sun May 31
BACH AT 330 (1685-2015).

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Rothesay.

3:30 pm. Michael Molloy, Organ. Free-will offering.  Limited gallery seating available.
Sun May 31
CAMERATA NB IN CONCERT!

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Rothesay.

7:00 pm. Camerata NB has grown to include winds! With soloist Suzie LeBlanc, soprano.  Program features: W.A. Mozart: Symphony no. 29 in A major, K. 201; W.A. Mozart: Arias : from Le Nozze di Figaro *Recitativo: Giunse alfine il momento* Aria: Deh vieni, non tardar*Aria:Un moto di gioia *Nehmt meinen Dank, K. 383 *W.A. Mozart: from Die Zauberflöte: Ach, ich fühl's * J. Haydn: Symphony no. 6 in D major, Hob. I:6 "Le Matin"; W.A. Mozart: Exultate, jubilate, K. 165.
Sun May 31
SAINT JOHN EARLY MUSIC FESTIVAL.

Saint John Arts Centre, 20 Peel Plaza.

2:00 pm. "Concertos for One and for All". In the closing concert of the Saint John Early Music Festival the newly-formed Academy of Saint John is joined by soloists Hok Kwan (violin) and Tim Blackmore (harpsichord) in an entertaining program featuring Bach's Violin Concerto BWV 1041, Handel's Harpsichord Concerto Op.4 No.3 and Charles Avison's Concerto Grosso No.2 based on themes from Scarlatti keyboard sonatas. Admission: $20 Adults, $15 Seniors & $5 Students. Refreshments. Information: www.earlymusicstudio.ca  (506) 634-8442.

Contact Phone: (506) 634-8442
Sun May 31
"MELODIES IN MAY".

St. Luke's Anglican Church, Main Street.

7:00 pm. This student vocal recital will feature students of Deantha Edmunds Ramsay, Gisele Roy, and Dr. Kevin Langford performing classical, folk, sacred, and Broadway selections. A free-will offering will be received with all proceeds to St. Luke's Church and Hospice Greater Saint John. Come and enjoy these up and coming singers!

Contact Phone: (506) 693-4152