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Westmount Here & There
September 2, 2015

By Patricia Dumais

The Montreal Welsh Male Choir — Special Musical Event

Welsh male choirCor Meibion Cymraeg/Montreal Welsh Male Choir is proud to present a joint concert featuring the fabulous Trelawny Male Choir on tour from Cornwall, U.K. The event takes place on Tuesday September 15 at 7:30 pm at the St. James United Church, 463 Ste. Catherine West, Montreal.

The Trelawny Male Choir has been formed specifically to tour Eastern Canada in September 2015. Over 80 choristers from 18 Cornish male voice choirs have come together under the musical directorship of Elaine Tangye. She is assisted by deputy director and organist Philip Taylor, with piano accompanist Elizabeth Sidebotham.

It promises to be a wonderful evening of music in the Celtic choral tradition, along with a popular mixture of songs from here and abroad.

Tickets are $20. For reservations call 514 426-2416 or 450 699-7013.

Images: courtesy of the Montreal Welsh Male Choir and the Trelawny Male Choir.

Local challenge

têtes raséesAlexis Nihon will host its first-ever Shaved Head Challenge on September 17, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. on the metro level. It is the 2015 edition’s penultimate public shaving event. A minimum donation of 50$ is required and participants are encouraged to sign up online ahead of time at tetesrasees.com/en

See the Hope and respite on a razor’s edge article.

Photos: Thibault Carron

Beauties of the Laurentian Woods

wildflowers by lakeThe Westmount Horticultural Society (WHS) will hold its next monthly meeting on Tuesday September 8 at 7 p.m. in the Westmount Room of the Westmount Library. Guest speaker Keith Moffat, author of Laurentian Wildflowers, will give a talk on “Beauties of the Laurentian Woods: Wildflowers, Carnivorous Plants and other Delicacies.” He will speak about wildflowers found around a Laurentian Lake, including the carnivorous plants of the wetlands.

Doors open at 6:30 pm for tea, coffee and cookies. Guest fee $5 or annual membership $20.
Follow the WHS on their Facebook page.

Image: Armin S Kowalski via StockPholio.com

At Centre Greene…

The Seniors’ Lunch is back

mac and cheese lunchJoin fellow seniors for a home-cooked three-course meal served in a warm and friendly environment. Lunches take place twice monthly on Wednesdays at 12:15 pm in the Sunroom of Centre Greene, 1090 Greene avenue.

Fall schedule: September 9, September 23, October 14, October 28, November 11, November 25 and December 9.
The cost is $5. Please reserve before noon on the Monday prior at 514 931-6202.
Local transportation is available.

For more information go to centregreene.org or call 514 931-6202.

Image: Geoff Peters via StockPholio.com

Events at Westmount Library

westmount libraryPlease note that the Library will return to regular opening hours on Tuesday, September 8.
Monday to Friday, 10 am to 9 pm
Saturday and Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm

The Library will be closed on Sunday, September 6 and Monday, September 7 (Labour Day).

Events are free but registration is required. Contact the Adult Desk in person or at 514 989-5299.

Wednesday, September 2 at 2 pm — Westmount Room
2 O’clock Series — Museum of Fine Arts Exhibit Talk – Rodin: Metamorphoses
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts guide Grace Powell will give a sneak peek of this exhibit, taking you inside Rodin’s studio to explore some of the sculptor’s best-known masterpieces.

Wednesday, September 16 at 10:15 am — Board Room
Poetry Workshop with Ann Lloyd
Get creative in these bi-monthly, light-hearted workshops that will get you to express yourself in verse. Arrive with a pensée, leave with a poem! This is a chance to verse your feelings. Everyone welcome!

Wednesday, September 16 at 2 pm — Board Room
Reflections on Food, Fabulous Food: Reading Circle with Abby Lippman
Explore a cornucopia of readings on the delectable subject of food as presented in a variety of writings (non-fiction, poetry, articles and fiction). Discussions will be facilitated by Abby Lippman, academic, activist, and eclectic reader. Readings will be available at the reference desk.

Wednesday September 16 at 7 pm — Board Room
Reading group for Joyce’s Finnegans Wake: The Boaters and Sifters of ALP         
Every third Wednesday of the month, from 7  to 8 pm, join the circle skimming the surface or sifting through the layers of Joyce’s  Finnegans Wake. Bring an open mind and a copy of the book.

Image: Andrew Burlone

And over at the Atwater Library…

atwater library westmountHere’s a list of upcoming Atwater Library events not to be missed. Everyone is welcome, admission is free, but donations are appreciated.

Thursday, September 3 at 12:30 pm
To launch the new season of the Atwater Library Lunchtime Series, lawyer and author Richard W. Pound gives a talk on his latest book Made in Court: Supreme Court Cases that Shaped Canada.

Wednesday, September 9 from 7:30 to 9 pm
Author Mary Soderstrom leads the Atwater Library Book Club in a discussion of Montreal Stories by Mavis Gallant.

Thursday, September 10 at 12:30 pm
For the Atwater Library Lunchtime Series, Wanda Bedard, founder and president of 60 million girls, gives an illustrated presentation on “Education for girls: innovating with self-directed computer-based learning in Africa.”

Tuesday, September 15 from 1 to 3 pm
The monthly session of the Alzheimer Café, cohosted by the Atwater Library and the Alzheimer Society of Montreal, features a presentation by Chris Hosein, MEd, CCRP, Research Coordinator, Jewish General Hospital / McGill Memory Clinic, on “Current Trends in Alzheimer’s Research in Montreal, a Practical Approach.” For more information, contact Zile Ozols at zile@atwaterlibrary.ca or 514-935-7344 ext 205.

Tuesday, September 15 from 7 to 9 pm
The Atwater Library hosts Concordia University’s University of the Streets Café for a discussion of “The Stigma of Extremism: What scars do we bear as a society” with guests Adeela Arshad-Ayaz and Tasleem Damji. For more information, contact Eric Craven at dlp@atwaterlibrary.ca.

Image: Creative Commons

Back to Geordie Theatre School

Geordie Theatre SchoolStarting this fall, Geordie Theatre School classes will be held at Westmount’s Centre Greene community centre. Registration for upcoming fall and winter sessions are underway. The following classes are being offered: Ages 6-7; Ages 8-9; Ages 10-12; and Teens. Fall classes start September 12 and Winter classes January 23.

Bring-A-Buddy
Take advantage of their new promotion for entry-level 6-7 year old classes: refer one of your child’s friends for the same class and get 50% off your next session.

For more information go to geordie.ca/about-gts or visit their new Facebook fanpage.

Image: Geordie Theatre School

Consult our community calendar for more events.



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