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Westmount Here & There
September 9, 2015

By Patricia Dumais

SPCA fund-raiser

dog and catPAWS 4 A CAUSE, an evening of music and dance in support of the Montreal SPCA, is back for its fourth year on Saturday, September 12 from 9 pm to 3 am at 2105 de la Montagne, Montreal (Metro Peel).

Tickets are $80 or $100 at the door.
An open bar is included.

Buy your tickets online at spca.com/paws4acause
For more information about the event, please visit paws4acausemtl.com or contact Odette Lours, Events Coordinator, at 514 735-2711 ext. 2264 or olours@spca.com.

All proceeds from the event go directly to the Montreal SPCA.

Image: Creative Commons

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 famous 100-strong 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, along 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 Thursday, 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

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

Image: Thibault Carron

Events at Westmount Library

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

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.

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.

Wednesday, September 16 from 4 to 7 pm
Antiquarian booksellers Wilfrid de Freitas and Susan Ravdin are conducting the annual Atwater Library Books Roadshow. They will be in the Library’s reading room to give an expert opinion on the value of special books. First come, first served.

Fee: $2 per book for Atwater Library members and $3 per book for non-members. All proceeds go to Library improvements.

Image: Creative Commons

Stargazing at Summit Lookout

stargazingOn Saturday, September 19, from 7:30 to 10 pm, join members of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada to observe the night skies through their telescopes. Learn about the planets and stars from knowledgeable astronomers. This free event is organized by the Westmount Healthy City Project and the Community Events Division. In case of rain or poor viewing conditions, the event will be cancelled.

For information call 514 989-5226 or go to westmount.org

Image: a4gpa via StockPholio.com

Consult our community calendar for more events.



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