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Thu Dec 11
FOSIL HUNTER: WILL MATTHEW & THE GIANT TRILOBITE.

New Brunswick Museum, 1 Market Square.

9:00 am-5:00 pm. Until January 4, 2015.  Fossil Hunter is an interactive exhibit developed by the New Brunswick Museum. Based on a true story of New Brunswick geologist, Will Matthew, it recounts the true story of a curious young teenage boy, the son of noted fossil expert George Matthew. Will discovered the largest trilobite fossil in the world, over 100 years ago in Saint John. The fossil of the crab-like creature was about 500 million years old and was one of New Brunswick’s most important discoveries. The exhibit is packed with information about trilobites and other fossil evidence from the ancient seafloor. Fossil Hunter lets children discover the ancient secrets of the Earth with fossil specimens, hands-on models, original artwork and interactive components. A bilingual storybook entitled Fossil Hunter: Will Matthew and the Giant Trilobite accompanies the exhibition. www.nbm-mnb.ca
(506) 643-2300 / 1-888-268-9595.

Contact Phone: (506) 643-2300
Thu Dec 11
FUTURE FOSSIL TOOLS: EARLY EXPLORATIONS.

New Brunswick Museum, 1 Market Square.

9:00 am-5:00 pm. Until January 4, 2015. New Brunswick artist Carol Taylor continues her exploration of the interaction between geological processes and human presence. The exhibition is the further development of artistic concepts first shown at the NBM in 2011. In the original exhibition, Carol Taylor conceived of Future Fossils as artworks that considered the continuum of geological processes in combination with vestiges of human presence. An aspect of her inquiry was inspired by a group of antique and vintage tools from her own studio. Since, arguably, it is the greater use of complex tools that distinguishes us from other species these tools became symbols of human knowledge, skills and capabilities. Her viewpoint exposed the enigma of the fleeting nature of creativity in the face of the passage of seemingly endless time. One of her initial explorations of this concept involved a series of representational renderings of those familiar tools as well as a group of bas relief plaques. These “fossilized” specimens could only reveal a partial story though. From the trace remains we might surmise many probabilities for these tools – but more imagination and vision were necessary for greater insight and that is what Taylor's latest works succeed in providing. www.nbm-mnb.ca  (5060 643-2300 / 1-888-268-9595.

Contact Phone: (506) 643-2300
Thu Dec 11
FORMING A VISION: EXHIBITION AT THE NBM.

New Brunswick Museum, 1 Market Square.

9:00 am-5:00 pm.  Thru 04 Jan, 2015. The exhibition features 20 pieces of artwork from the permanent collection of the NBM, dating between 1805 and 2008. Stonehammer Geopark contains some of the most extensively documented landscapes in New Brunswick. For more than 200 years artists and photographers have taken inspiration from the magnificent vistas and natural wonders that abound. Two aspects of the landscape, in particular, have drawn the most attention: The Reversing Falls Rapids in Saint John and the Caves and Anvil Rock at St. Martins. As time passed, the documentation of activities that were happening in the landscape such as shipbuilding, mining and industry as well as notable feats of modern engineering also became subjects that caught artists’ interest.  www.nbm-mnb.ca  (506) 643-2300 / 1-888-268-9595.


Contact Phone: (506) 643-2300
Fri Dec 19
FIVE FESTIVE FRIDAYS (# 5 OF 5).

Atrium of Market Square, 1 Market Square.

12:00 noon-2:00 pm. Start the Holiday Season off right with a chance to win one of our five weekly $500 shopping sprees. Visit one of Market Square's many fine shops or restaurants for your ballot to enter. Drop your ballot off in the ballot box located in the Market Square Atrium.
There will also be live entertainment, free fruit cake and cider from 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm while supplies last! Today's performer: Hilary Branch.

Contact Phone: 506-658-3600
Fri Dec 19
FREE PUBLIC SWIM

Canada Games Aquatic Centre, 50 Union St

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm. The Canada Games Aquatic Centre will host a free public swim to celebrate the visit of the official Canada Games flag.  As a former host city, Saint John has the honour of flying the flag from Dec. 17-19, as it makes it way across Canada to Prince George, BC for the Canada Winter Games. For more information on the flag and the 30th anniversary of the '85 Games, visit our Facebook page.
Sat Dec 20
SOLSTICE CELEBRATIONS.

Central Library, 1 Market Square.

3:30 pm. Join us for stories about solstice lights and make a lantern to light up the darkness. Then, meet at King's Square at 5:15 pm for a Solstice Parade.

Contact Phone: (506) 643-7224
Sat Dec 20
EXPLORER SATURDAY: BLIZZARD OF FUN!

New Brunswick Museum, 1 Market Square.

10:00 am-5:00 pm. Explorer Saturday theme for today is certainly a Blizzard of Fun! Regular Admission. Create a light to carry with you during Saint John’s “Light Up the Night” event http://discoversaintjohn.com/events/light-up-the-night/  Learn about lights in 19th Century New Brunswick. Explorer Saturday activities include art instruction, hands-on discovery tours, crafts, cooking and more! (Bilingual).
www.nbm-mnb.ca  (506) 643-2300 / 1-888-268-9595.

Contact Phone: (506) 643-2300
Sat Dec 20
SAINT JOHN MILL RATS VS HALIFAX RAINMEN.

Harbour Station, 99 Station Street.

7:00 pm. Saint John Mill Rats vs the Halifax Rainmen in a National Basketball League game. Next Home Game: Sat, 27 Dec at 7:00 pm.
Mill Rats Webpage: http://www.millratsbasketball.ca/  Buy tickets online at: http://www.harbourstation.ca/

Contact Phone: 506-639-7443
Sun Dec 21
CHANUKAH MENORAH LIGHTING.

SJ Jewish Historical Museum, 91 Leinster Street.

5:00 pm. The Saint John Jewish Historical Museum cordially invites all Saint John and area residents to join us as we celebrate Chanukah, "The Festival of Lights".  The menorah lighting ceremony to mark the sixth day of the holiday will be Sunday, Dec 21, 2014 at 5:00 pm. The evening’s programme will include Chanukah songs and an informal educational program in the Synagogue. Light refreshments will also be served.
Please come and bring your friends. For more information call (506) 633-1833.

Contact Phone: (506) 633-1833
Tue Dec 23
SONGWRITERS' SOLSTICE & SEASONAL SINGALONG!

Java Moose, Prince William Street.

7:00 pm. Songwriters Solstice and Seasonal Singalong featuring The Not So Dandy Lions, Sadie Donahue, All Under Water, Hugh Leonard, and McKinley Leonard-Scott. Free-will donation.
Sat Dec 27
DUFFLEBAG THEATRE: CINDERELLA.

Imperial Theatre, 24 King Square South.

1:00 pm. Another fun-filled Holiday romp with our old friends from the "Nearly World Famous" Dufflebag Theatre. www.imperialtheatre.nb.ca (506) 674-4100.

Contact Phone: (506) 674-4100
Sat Dec 27
NBM FREE ADMISSION DAYS: OUR HOLIDAY GIFT TO YOU!

New Brunswick Museum, 1 Market Square.

27, 28, 30 December 12 noon-5:00 pm:  Our Holiday Gift to You! NBM Free Admission Days. Bring your friends and family for heritage story-telling, creative activities and music for all ages. Explore three floors of magnificent galleries! (Bilingual). www.nbm-mnb.ca  (506) 643-2300 / 1-888-268-9595.

Contact Phone: (506) 643-2300
Sat Dec 27
SAINT JOHN MILL RATS VS HALIFAX RAINMEN.

Harbour Station, 99 Station Street.

7:00 pm. Saint John Mill Rats vs the Halifax Rainmen in a National Basketball League game. Next Home Game: Thu, 01 Jan, 2015 at 7:00 pm.  Mill Rats Webpage: http://www.millratsbasketball.ca/  Buy tickets online at: http://www.harbourstation.ca/

Contact Phone: 506-639-7443
Sun Dec 28
WINTERFEST DANCEWORKS 9.

Black Box Warehouse Space, 187 Saint James St.

7:00 pm.  The show features a thrilling mix of professional and amateur dance artists. Rondos Dance Theatre and Port City Dance Academy team up once again to bring to Saint John, this festive annual celebration of dance, for all!  (506) 657-3877.
Mon Dec 29
RETRO FILM: OCEAN'S 11.

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
Wed Dec 31
SAINT JOHN SEA DOGS HOCKEY GAME (QMJHL).

Harbour Station, 99 Station Street.

3:00 pm.  Saint John Sea Dogs host Cape Breton Screaming Eagles in this Quebec Major Hockey League game.  www.saintjohnseadogs.com  (506) 657-1234.  Next Home Game: Sat, 03 Jan at 7:00 pm.  Buy tickets online at www.tickets.harbourstation.ca/Online/default.asp
Wed Dec 31
NEW YEAR'S EVE DAYTIME EVENTS.

Central Library, 1 Market Square.

New Year’s Eve Daytime Events
Wed, 31 Dec:  12 noon. Family Movie Matinee: Join us for Maleficent starring Angelina Jolie (PG; 97 min.). The popcorn’s on us! And all day, you can enjoy New Year’s themed stories and crafts at the Family Drop In table. ( www.Commonsensemedia.org  Disney’s live-action Sleeping Beauty from the villain’s perspective may frighten younger children, but the overall message is positive: “as long as your kids can handle the battles, they'll probably enjoy this new take on a classic Disney villain.”) 

Contact Phone: (506) 643-7224
Wed Dec 31
NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY: MARKET SQUARE.

Market Square, 1 Market Square.

5:00 pm-2:00 am. Happy New Year! Witness the sparkle and excitement as the Boardwalk comes alive to kick off the New Year. Join us for this much anticipated free, annual event!
On the Boardwalk enjoy live entertainment beginning at 5:00 pm: The Stanfields / Backyard Devils / Shakedown Combo / Andy Brown & Friends / Shanklin Road – in their last show Ever!
In the Market Square Atrium, beginning at 5:00 pm there are activities and entertainment for the whole family!: Face Painting / Bernard the Magician / Balysto Steelband / Balloons / Crafts / Ice Sculptures /
Party hats, noisemakers, Sea Dogs party favour giveaway and of course fireworks at the stroke of midnight! Enjoy the ice bars, heated patios, and underground parking to keep you toasty! The Boardwalk will shimmer with excitement as Saint John rings in 2015!

Contact Phone: 506-658-3600