Events & Programs

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Tuesday Mar 26

March 26, 2019
10:30AM - 11:30AM
Family
Bring your tot along every Tuesday and join us for Big Fun. The program - designed for children aged 2-4 years - features stories, songs, puppets, games and crafts for tots and their guardian. Afterward, head upstairs to The Rooms Café for a complimentary tea or coffee and a chance to visit with other adults.

Wednesday Mar 27

March 27, 2019
7:00PM - 8:00PM
This intimate event held in The Rooms Theatre features this year's three shortlisted authors who will each read from their finalist publications before a short audience Q&A session. Guests and audience members are invited to stay for a short reception hosted by ArtsNL, following the event. Copies of finalist publications will be available for sale through The Rooms Gift Shop. The 2018 BMO Winterset award winner will be announced at Government House on Thursday, March 28, 2019. Presented in collaboration with ArtsNL - Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council.

Thursday Mar 28

March 28, 2019
2:30PM - 3:30PM
Lecture
This year represents two important anniversaries in the relationship between Canada and Newfoundland: it was 150 years ago that Newfoundland turned its back on the Confederation project that began in 1864 and opted to pursue a separate destiny in North America for the next eight decades, and 70 years since it voted to join Canada as the tenth province. Please join Dr. Raymond B. Blake, Professor, Department of History, University of Regina for a presentation which examines moments of that exhilarating and tumultuous history of Newfoundland's relationship with Canada and offers a glimpse into decisions made by the women and men who voted for union in 1948. It looks briefly at the relationship between Newfoundland and the Canadian Government after 1949.

Friday Mar 29

March 29, 2019
7:00PM - 8:00PM
Performance
Come see fashions from more than 20 nationalities at our first ever Multicultural Fashion Show. Designed by PARTAKES' Creative Sewing Atelier class, these beautiful creations represent the many diverse cultures within our Canadian community. Visitors are encouraged to participate by dressing in all-black and by adding an accessory that symbolizes your country of origin. Enjoy live music and stop by to have your picture taken with a Merb'y. This event is free to attend, all are welcome. Image: Taqwa Mahmood. Multicultural fashion show. Water colour on paper, 2019.

Sunday Mar 31

March 31, 2019
2:00PM - 4:00PM
Family
Drop by with the family and get a little foolish! Try your hand at making faked potatoes, pop-pom mice and moustaches on a stick, just in time for April Fool's Day. All materials are supplied.

Monday Apr 1

April 1, 2019
10:00AM - 1:00PM
Workshop
Excited about getting to know your ancestors? This half-day workshop is an introduction to Genealogy and will provide an orientation to the archives' extensive genealogical collection. It will also acquaint participants with practical online resources that can be used for family tree research. The workshop costs $45 and pre-registration is required. 10% Discount for members. The cost includes a permanent researcher registration number for The Rooms Provincial Archives and coffee break. To register, please contact Visitor Services at 757-8090. For more information on the workshop schedule and content, please contact Joy Barfoot at 757-8092 or email joybarfoot@therooms.ca

Tuesday Apr 2

April 2, 2019
10:30AM - 11:30AM
Family
Bring your tot along every Tuesday and join us for Big Fun. The program - designed for children aged 2-4 years - features stories, songs, puppets, games and crafts for tots and their guardian. Afterward, head upstairs to The Rooms Café for a complimentary tea or coffee and a chance to visit with other adults.

Wednesday Apr 3

April 3, 2019
7:00PM - 8:00PM
Women from all walks of life looked towards the heavens and thought, "I want to fly!" Wanita Bates will introduce you to them all, from a dental assistant to a 16 year old schoolgirl, a social worker, heiress and British royalty. Regular admission fees apply to this program.

Thursday Apr 4

April 4, 2019
2:30PM - 3:30PM
Tour
Please join The Rooms Art Gallery Registrar, Chris Batten, for a conversation about the artworks in our permanent collection, followed by a talk and tour of the exhibition, Truth or Myth?

Friday Apr 5

April 5, 2019
7:30PM - 9:00PM
Music
Guest Musician: Rosemary Lawton On the first Friday of every month, join a special guest musician for a Rooms Friday Night Jam Session. Bring along your instrument to join in for some fun, or sit back and tap your feet to some great traditional tunes. Please Note: This is not an instructional program. If you have questions about the type of instrument you will be bringing in, please contact Angela Noseworthy at 757-8114.
April 5, 2019
7:30PM - 9:00PM
Film
You Are Here - A Come From Away Story is an intimate feature documentary that goes deep into the community of Gander, Newfoundland where 38 airliners carrying over 6,500 passengers were forced to land after the terrorist attacks on 9/11. While the stories were the inspiration for the extraordinary Broadway hit musical, Come From Away, the documentary, You Are Here, reveals first-hand accounts of the great kindnesses resourcefulness the community showed their unexpected guests. We will be joined by Diane Davis, one of the teachers at Gander Academy who responded to the needs of passengers on 9/11. She is now retired and travels with Come from Away when invited for show openings. After the screening, she will talk to us about her experiences and will answer audience questions.

Sunday Apr 7

April 7, 2019
2:00PM - 4:00PM
Family
Drop by anytime between 2 and 4 pm and create beautiful and colourful artworks inspired by Spring Flowers.