Westmount Here & There
December 8, 2016
A look at events happening in and around Westmount
Perceptions: Environmental Essays
The Gallery at Victoria Hall, 4626 Sherbrooke W, presents Perceptions: Environmental Essays, featuring the works of Philippe Laporta, Ann Pearson, Sylvia Rourke and Alain Roy until Saturday, December 10.
Gallery hours – Monday to Friday: 10 am to 9 pm; Saturday: 10 am to 5 pm.
More information at 514 989-5521.
Image: Ann Pearson
Eva Richardson at the McClure
The McClure Gallery of the Visual Arts Centre, 350 Victoria, presents Surface, featuring the works of Eva Richardson. In Richardson’s paintings, semi-geometric abstract forms are suspended in fields of colour. Several paintings will be accompanied by some twenty small collages inspired by the materials and textures that surround the artist in everyday life: graffiti covered walls, rusted metal surfaces, old pieces of fabric and pre-used packaging materials.
Exhibition: Until Thursday, December 22
Artist’s Talk: Thursday, December 8 at 7 pm
Gallery Hours: Tuesday to Friday, 12 pm to 6 pm; Saturday, 12 pm to 5 pm
More information at 514 488-9558 or go to visualartscentre.ca
The Degrowth Movement
On Thursday, December 8, at 7 pm, Citizens in Action presents Professor Karl Moore who will discuss his new book The Degrowth Movement: We cannot go on consuming endlessly! at Concordia University, School of Community & Public Affairs (SCPA), 2149 Mackay, basement level.
Citizens in Action is a non-profit, non-partisan, progressive group of concerned citizens, dedicated to political, social & economic justice.
Free and open to all.
Image: via StockPholio.com
Westmount Rotary – The People’s Gospel Choir Concert
Tickets: $20 adults / $10 children under 12. Cash only.
Purchase online at brownpapertickets.com
Tickets available at Victoria Hall or by telephone through the People’s Gospel Choir at 514 771-2250 or the Rotary Club of Westmount at 514 935-3344.
Image: courtesy of the People’s Gospel Choir
On Sunday, December 11, at 6 pm, there will be an evening of carolling at the Westmount Lawnbowling Club House, 401 Kensington.
Spiced wine and soft drinks will be served. Please bring a sweet or savoury treat to share. Donations will be accepted for Chez Doris, The Open Door and the Old Brewery Mission.
More information at 514 989-5226.
WHS: Holiday Party and Wreath Decorating Workshop
On Tuesday, December 13, from 7 pm to 9 pm, at the Westmount Lawn Bowling Club, 401 Kensington, the Westmount Horticultural Society presents Orysia Krywiak, who has delighted us with her floral crafts in the past.
Orysia will supply materials and lead a wreath decorating workshop for those registered (bring your own wreath).
Registration fee: $25 members, $30 guests.
To register call 514 233-2788. Spaces are limited. Everyone else is welcome to watch the demonstration.
Please bring sweet or savoury finger food to share. Refreshments will be provided.
Doors open at 6:30 pm
Party entrance fee: members free, guests $5
More information at 514 233-2788.
The Yellow Door Poetry, Prose and Music
On Tuesday, December 13 at 7:30 pm there will be an evening of poetry, prose and music on the theme of Love and Relationships at The Yellow Door, 3625 Aylmer (between Pine & Prince Arthur), Montreal. Featuring the talents of Ian Ferrier, Françoise Belu, Lp Camozzi, Harry Rajchgot, Nadine Ltaif, Jesse Anger, Alejandro Saravia, Branka Petrovic, Mike Di Sclafani, Anne Stratford, Ilona Martonfi, James Dunnigan and Shaheen Munir (music).
Doors open at 7 pm, readings begin at 7:30 pm.
Tickets at the door $6.
For more information contact Artistic Director Ilona Martonfi at 514 939-4173 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit yellowdoor.org
On Wednesday, December 14 at 7:30 pm in Victoria Hall, 4626 Sherbrooke W, The Montreal Welsh Male Choir presents Holiday Traditions, an evening of joyous carols, traditional Welsh songs and short readings.
Tickets: $20 at the door or in advance at Victoria Hall.
More information at 450 465-2092 or 514 989-5226
Image: courtesy of the Montreal Welsh Male Choir
Climate Café at Westmount Park United Church
On Friday, December 16, from 7 pm to 9 pm, the public is invited to attend a Climate Café at Westmount Park United Church, 4695 Maisonneuve W. The Climate Café is a non-religious event open to everyone, organized by Westmount Park United Church as part of its Faith in Nature Centre, a community committed to building lasting relationship and partnerships for the well-being of the environment. Come to meet the growing number of neighbours who are concerned and want to make a difference!
This month the topic is The Birds of The Technoparc Wetlands. Don’t miss this special lecture by Joël Coutu, specialist/consultant in ornithology, that will introduce the feathered stars that can be found in this area of Montreal.
Entrance is free. Cash-bar with snacks (please bring cash, no cards accepted).
RSVP through the event’s Facebook page or EventBrite.
For more information contact Shelagh McNally at 514 937-1146 or go to westmountparkuc.org
Image: courtesy of Joël Coutu
Contactivity Centre, 4695 de Maisonneuve W, is a non-profit community centre that provides a welcoming, caring and safe place for autonomous seniors 60+, where a sense of community and social engagement can be fostered. The centre hosts various courses and interest groups that encompass the mind, body and soul.
For information on the Centre’s activities call 514 932-2326 or consult contactivitycentre.org
Image: courtesy of Contactivity Centre
Centre Greene, 1090 Greene, is host to a wide variety of activities for young and old, including a Caregiver’s Tea, Themed Activity Nights, Drop-in Daycare, After School Program, Kids’ Kitchen, Tumbling Tots Playgroup, Seniors’ Lunches, and more!
Information at 514 931-6202 or consult centregreene.org
Image: courtesy of Centre Greene