Solomon Gosse's Birthday

Details

Join us for a week of fun and fundraising inspired by the book by Lara Maynard ("Solomon Gosse's Birthday: Songs, Poems and Recipes from Torbay and Neighbouring Towns," Torbay Heritage Committee,1998).


Here's a lineup of the week's festivities:

1. Saturday, October 14th - Jigg's Dinner! ...hosted by Torbay Lion's Club, Musical entertainment provided by Torbay Folk Arts Council.

Where: Holy Trinity Parish Hall, Convent Lane.

When: There are 3 sittings: 4 pm, 5 pm and 6 pm. Take-out dinners will be available between 4:30 and 5:30 pm. 

Cost: Tickets are $15 (cash only) in advance by Oct. 11th, available at: Torbay Town Hall, Flatrock Town Hall, The Traditional Coffee House and Deli, and Torbay Public Library.

Note: 50/50 tickets will be sold here and at other events throughout the week and the winner will be drawn at the Concert and Closing Ceremony on Oct. 21st. The winner will not have to be in attendance.

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2. ​Monday, October 16th - Children's Poetry and Music Night - Winners of the Torbay Public Library Poetry Contest for grades 5-7 Torbay area students will be reading their poetry. Music organized by Torbay Folk Arts Council.

Where: Torbay Public Library

When: 7 p.m.

Cost: Free (donations welcome)

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2. ​Tuesday October 17th - Teddy Bear Sleepover 

Drop your teddy bears off at the library on Tues., Oct. 17th between 7-8 pm for a sleepover at Torbay Public Library, and pick them up Thurs., Oct. 19th between 7- 8 p.m. Meanwhile, library volunteers will supervise the teddy bears and document whatever they get up to!

Where: Torbay Public Library

When: 7 p.m.

Cost: Free (donations welcome)​, registration not required.

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3. Wednesday, October 18th - Paint Night with Brenda Rowe - Cancelled

Paint this iconic Torbay scene.

Where: Holy Trinity High School Cafeteria

When: 6:30 p.m.

How: Tickets must be purchased (cash only), in advance at Torbay Public Library during the following hours:

  • Mon 6:30-8:30 pm
  • Tues 10 am-12 pm, 1:30-4:30 pm, 6:30-8:30 pm
  • Wed 9 am-12 pm, 1:30-4:30 pm
  • Thurs 1:30-4:30 pm, 6:30-8:30 pm​

Cost: $45, cash only

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4. Thursday, October 19th - Adult Storytelling, Recitations and Music (from the book Solomon Gosse's Birthday)

Where: Torbay Public Library

When: 7-8:30 p.m.

Cost: Free (donations welcome)

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5. Friday, October 20th - Let's Play Family Feud!

Where: Soccer Building, Three Corner Pond Park, Bauline Line

When: 7 p.m.

Cost: Admission: $5


Update

Family Feud night is going ahead at the Multi Purpose Building at 3 Corner Pond on Bauline Line. Four celebrity teams consisting of Councillors, town staff and local celebrities will play off along with 2 other families, for the honor of being Family Feud champs for the Northeast Avalon. Torbay and Bauline will be sending a team of Councillors; Flatrocks team will be members of the Martin Family; and the Pouch Cove team will consist of town staff. The Feud starts at 7pm and there is a $5 admission fee. All proceeds go to the library.

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5. Saturday, October 21st - Concert and Closing Ceremony 

Where: Holy Trinity High School Gym

When: 7 - 9 p,m.

Cost: Admission at the door - $10 adults, $5 students.

Musical Lineup: Craig Ryan, Kelly Hickey and Jodie Fleming Hynes, Nichole Kirkland and Terrilyn Noseworthy, Jenna Maloney, The McGrath Family, Ashleen Molloy and Kaherine Ledwell, Bill Hynes and Paul Nolan, Master Storyteller Gary Green, Torbay Folk Group (Jed Whitty, Kathleen Molloy, Lionel Clarke, Sharron O'Toole, Lionel Clarke, Ralph Tapper, Derrick Dymond).

Note: 50/50 tickets will be sold here and at other events throughout the week. The winner will be drawn at this event (although the winner will not be needed in attendance to claim winnings).

​For more information: email info@torbayfolkarts.ca

Torbay Folk Arts Council
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