tix to a show #g2kgtg

our stories come alive in theatre.  stages in and around St. John’s nurtured magic in the province’s gifts to the country, as beautifully pointed out in these clips by Krystin Pellerin and Petrina Bromley.  they, and others like Allan Hawco, Cathy Jones, Rick Mercer, Mary Walsh and Andy Jones have stepped on to other stages across the country and beyond, but ever so many more of our brilliant, creative shapers and reflectors shine their lights here at home.

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Colony of Unrequited Dreams / Artistic Fraud

gifts that support our arts community, like tickets to shows and events are the finest kind of #g2kgtg.  they give the receiver an home-grown treasure, and give to the community that gives so much.  that nails the 5H Giving!

patron of the arts opportunities abound.  The Hall (that is the LSPU Hall, Resource Centre for the Arts) offers a Hall Pass (which includes a couple of drinks!), as well as tickets for upcoming productions. Shows coming include Brazil Square and Spoiled Child Saves the Polar Bears.

Turning 20 this year, Artistic Fraud  is celebrating large with Robert Chafe’s adaptation of Wayne Johnston’s The Colony of Unrequited Dreams in February at the Arts & Culture.  like Oil and Water did last year, it will sell out.

Rising Tide’s Revue is another happy Christmas gift idea.

You can’t get tickets for Shakespeare by the Sea yet – they are working on their summer line-up, but there is this amazing fundraiser that celebrates Scotch and the new year:  Scotch and Hogmanay – January 3rd 2015 at the Newman Wine Vaults.

great gifts.  no waste.

 

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Habitat Gingerbread Build #g2kgtg

Habitat for Humanity Gingerbread Buildas a good to know gift that gives #gtkgtg, the Habitat for Humanity NL Gingerbread Build Christmas Workshop raises the roof!  .

visions of candycanes dance in their heads – it’s the stuff memories are made of.

the Habitat Gingerbread Build is an experience of building a happy place with gingerbread and candy and icing, that will help Habitat do its business of building with wood and windows and caulking.  it mixes the joy of giving with the joy of living.  all good.

this is the 2nd Habitat for Humanity Gingerbread Build, and is a great chance to treat the family (youngsters, oldsters, and in between-ers) to an experiential gift that they will enjoy, and remember.  even teenagers express interest!

(also, by building with Habitat you won’t have to wipe icing off the walls of your kitchen or sweep up one million sprinkles off your floor).

full meal deal – hot chocolate, prizes and cookies, at the Delta, December 7, 2014.  $50 per crew of four.  there are three build shifts – call 753-5743 to book!

 

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good to know gifts that give (#g2kgtg) is a special project of thegreenrock.ca that looks at local gifts that people will like, use, and won’t leave an unnecessarily big footprint on the planet or humankind.  please like and share!

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Viki’s Cakes By Design – #g2kgtg

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Viki’s Cakes By Design Poinsetta Log

yum. this good to know gift that gives #g2kgtg celebrates the season in a joy-mongering style!

Viki’s Cakes By Design are local and lovely for the eyes and the palate. and they melt into the 5H Giving philosophy – they are homemade and they are from here!

cake decor fits in everywhere – the middle of the Christmas table, as hostess gifts, teacher gifts, presents for the ones who have everything.  oooo the flavours – strawberry puree, vanilla bean, salted caramel, rocky road..

Viki makes ’em all special the way you want from her kitchen in the old east end of St. John’s. gluten-free and peanut-free are options. deliciously consumable, smile nurturing, and fun. she decorates to suit the taste (she’s even done a wedding cake for a Habs fan!)

it’s a three generation affair when need be!  at busy times Viki’s mom – who taught her to decorate – and son get involved. it makes the mix all the better.  two weeks notice needed!  call 764-2363, or inbox her.

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good to know gifts that give (#g2kgtg) is a special project of thegreenrock.ca that looks at local gifts that people will like, use, and won’t leave an unnecessarily big footprint on the planet or humankind.  please like and share!

thegreenrock.ca is a non-profit that informs and inspires people in Newfoundland and Labrador on ways to address the challenges facing our planet, our communities, and our lives.  like and share!                   facebook thegreenrock.ca, google+ thegreenrock.ca

 

#g2kgtg – Downtown Comics

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Downtown Comics St. John’s collector #g2Kgtg

 

drop in to Downtown Comics for the pop culture collector you love!  DTC has a huge array of stuff, from comic books to Game of Thrones mugs, superhero collectibles to board games, t-shirts and way more.  if you don’t see it you may want to ask.  owner Jason Conway is usually behind the counter – he knows what’s there and if he doesn’t have it, he’ll see if he can get it.

Downtown Comics has been on the go for 15 years.  it is local, and it supports local.  the pic is of a DTC t-shirt, which is made not far away by Living Planet.  the store is also an entry point for the world of comic book art.  local artist Wallace Ryan offers a course in Cartoons and Comic Books through the Anna Templeton Centre, and he is often found in the shop.

DTC is located at 141 Duckworth Street, and is open 11-6 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday, 11-9 on Thursday, and 12-5 on Sunday.  call 738-2933 or email comics@nl.rogers.com

 

 

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good to know gifts that give (#g2kgtg) is a special project of thegreenrock.ca that looks at local gifts that people will like, use, and won’t leave an unnecessarily big footprint on the planet or humankind.  please like and share!

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#g2kgtg – Ten Thousand Villages

Ten Thousand Villagesok, so today’s local focus is not exactly local, but it’s good!  Ten Thousand Villages is holding a sale of special gifts that will help the locals of communities around the globe, and it’s all Fair Trade.   the sale will showcase a beautiful assortment of musical instruments, pottery, jewelry, baskets, toys, crèches and hand loomed textiles.

Ten Thosand Villages is the oldest and largest Fair Trade organization in North America. Through this sale the Mercy Centre for Ecology and Justice & Development and Peace are making a difference in the lives of artisans around the world.

The Ten Thousand Villages sale is at at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Road Thursday, November 27 from 1:00 PM to 8:30, Friday, November 28 from 10:00 AM to 8:30 PM, and  Saturday, November 29 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

 

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consider a local Christmas wreath for your door

Lilli WreathEvergreen boughs of fir and pine in a circular ring say Christmas time!  

Christmas wreaths look great, they smell great, and the feel great to the touch.  they welcome visitors to your door, and are welcome gifts.  and, after the after the season, they have the good manners to compost.  they are an ideal good to know gift that gives (#g2kgtg)

i had a couple of Lilli’s Wreaths, hand made by Joan Dawson and her daughters Jinji and Lilli last year.  they were gorgeous, and it was nice to tell people who made them.

the seasonal business came about as a lesson in life as well as a lesson in craft.  the girls wanted to be part of school and choir trips, which Joan was all for,with the caveat that they had to work to help raise the funds. they went for it.

the wreaths are 18″, fir and pine with rose hips for decoration.  you can get them at the Farmers’ Market on Saturdays, Some Good Market (December 6), or inbox Joan, or call 765-0217.

Lilli’s Wreath’s will deliver to your door in the St. John’s area.  order by December 15.

 

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Quidi Vidi Village Plantation

what a spot!  and perfect timing for the good to know gifts that give project (#g2kgtg).

in the summer of 2014, thegreenrock.ca Conservation Corps Green Team scored great stories of good, smart things being made (and sold) in the Quidi Vidi Village Plantation.  there are special things to be found here:  prints, linens, textiles, pottery.  a  joy to give, yummy good to receive, so local and so very beautiful.  being in that place gives space to the soul.  it’s actually ‘in’ the gut – you have to drive past the entrance to Mallard Cottage then turn left.

click here for the vid – http://youtu.be/40tKXbpVIDw – and hear what textile artist Joelle Blandford and clay artist Laura Higenell have to say about their wares, and what makes Quidi Vidi Plantation a haven for artists.  the QV Plantation is open to the public Tuesdays-Saturdays. not all the artists are there all the time, but they are are helpful crowd to each other, and to customers so you can purchase.  for more on the Plantation visit http://www.quidividivillageplantation.com/

 

 

in July and August 2014 thegreenrock.ca Conservation Corps Green Team – Tamara Segura, Chris Ball, David Maher and Team Lead Jeff Smyth talked and taped, walked in the sun, swung on the swings, got out there and got inspired by the great green good going on in the Northeast Avalon.  Over the coming months their work will be released on thegreenrock.ca.

thegreenrock.ca Conservation Corps Green Team 2014 was sponsored by Junior Forest Wardens NL.  (thank you!)

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