St. John’s Cookie Con
September 9th
@ St. Thomas Church (3-6pm)

Calling all cookie bakers, professional and amateur. This is your chance to compete for prizes in a variety of categories. You can also just show up and gorge on others’ goodies; a mere $5 entry fee entitles you to 6 cookies. There are 6 categories + a People’s Choice Award: Junior (bakers under 14); Best Chocolate Chip Cookie; Best Vegan Cookie; Best Gluten Free Cookie; Best Use of an Unusual Ingredient; Most Aesthetically Pleasing. More details at Proceeds go to Thrive, a local youth outreach group.

Fish and Brewis Competition Fundraiser
September 8th
@ CNIB NL, 70 The Boulevard (3-5pm)

ome check out 6 different recipes by 6 different home-chefs, and vote on the winner. Music, raffles, food and more.  Tickets are $20 and can be purchased by calling Amanda Halliday at 709-754-1180 x 5807.

PAL Kite Festival
September 9th
@ Bowring Park (1-4pm)

or the 6th year in a row, PAL is inviting everyone out to celebrate the wonder of flight. “We’ve got many great fun filled things in store this year including our kite flying contest, bouncy castle, face painting, BBQ and live musical entertainment! As always admission is free to the general public.” Cash BBQ on site provided by Red Oak Catering. All proceeds from kite sales will be donated to a local charity.

30th Anniversary Celebration Open House
September 15th
@ Apocathery Hall on 488 Water Street (12-3pm)

o celebrate its 30th birthday, novelty destination James J. O’Mara Pharmacy Museum is having an open house. “We’ll have tours, a guessing game contest, 10% off all gift shop merchandise, and a cod liver oil tasting challenge!” Admission is free, donations are welcome.

Design Canada Film Screening
September 20th
@ The LSPU Hall (8-10pm)

hrough the lens of graphic design, this doc follows the transformation of a nation from a colonial outpost to a vibrant and multicultural society. How do logos, icons, and similar elements shape who we are? In the 1960s and 1970s, these questions were answered by an innovative group of Canadian designers, who used design to unify the nation. A star-studded cast provide commentary alongside dazzling design work that’s defined us.

Old Man Luedecke
September 23rd
@ The Ship Pub (8:30-12:30)

he country’s favourite banjo-wielding Folk / Alt Country musician will be back in town for one night at The Ship. He’ll be accompanied by Joel Hunt; $25 tickets available at The Ship

Life Sucks: A Play
September 26-29
@ Arts & Culture Centre (7:30pm)

ritten by multiple award-winning playwright Aaron Posner, this is the first time this hit production from Chicago and New York will hit St. John’s. from their website, “In this hilariously clever and modern reworking of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya, a group of old friends, ex-lovers, estranged in-laws, and lifelong enemies gather to grapple with life’s thorniest questions—and each other. What could possibly go wrong?”

Repair Cafe: Bring it and Fix it.
September 29th @ St. John’s Tool Library (1-4pm)

ring along a broken item from home you’ve been wanting to fix, grab a coffee or tea, and get to it, with the guidance of a repair coach, and all the tools you’ll need. You’ll leave with your item repaired and some new skills to boot. Your item can be anything from furniture to electronics to toys or clothes. Keep your trash out of a landfill, and your cash in your pocket.