Westmount Here & There
September 23, 2015

By Patricia Dumais

westmount libraryEvents at Westmount Library

Events are free but registration is required. Register at the Adult Desk, 4574 Sherbrooke St. W., or call 514 989-5299.

Friday September 25 at 2 pm — Westmount Room
Film Fridays – Afternoon Film Club – The passion of Augustine, directed by Léa Pool

Monday September 28 at 1 pm — Westmount Room
French Book Club – Lectures coups de coeur
Monthly meetings led by Michel Lussier. A lively discussion ensues over coffee.

Wednesday September 30 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 30 at 7 pm — Westmount Room
Poet Robyn Sarah, author of My Shoes are Killing Me
In collaboration with the Quebec Writers’ Federation.

Image: Andrew Burlone

And over at the Atwater Library…

atwater library westmount

Here is the list of upcoming events not to be missed at the Atwater Library, 1200 Atwater Avenue. All are welcome and admission is free but donations are appreciated.

Thursday September 24 at 12:30 pm
Atwater Library Lunchtime Series
Author Louis E. Leprohon gives an illustrated presentation on his new book, Québécois culture through the eyes of an artist, 1935 to 1960: Marcel Dargis – artist and storyteller. Marcel Dargis, 87 years of age, is a naïve artist who has made a significant contribution to Quebec’s cultural heritage.

Wednesday September 30 at 1 pm
Atwater Library Financial Literacy program
A presentation by Ellen Lee on “An Introduction to Loyalty Reward Programs.” Advance registration required. For information, to register or put your name on a waiting list, contact Zile Ozols at zile@atwaterlibrary.ca or 514-935-7344 ext. 205.

Image: Creative Commons

bird sculpture zimbabweWhen the stone talks

The Gallery at Victoria Hall, 4626 Sherbrooke Street West, is proud to present When the Stone Talks, a special exhibition of contemporary Zimbabwean stone sculpture from September 24 to October 7, 2015.

The exhibit will feature a range of work from ZimArt’s featured artists. Walter Mariga, ZimArt’s 2015 artist-in-residence, will be present during the exhibition and, when weather permits, will be demonstrating stone-carving techniques in the courtyard adjoining the gallery.

The Gallery is open Monday to Friday from 12 pm to 8 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 12 pm to 5 pm. For information call 514 989-5521.


Poetry and Prose at The Yellow Door

The Yellow Door logoOn Thursday September 24 there will be an evening of Poetry, Prose and Music at The Yellow Door, 3625 Aylmer, Montreal (between Pine and Prince Arthur). Hosted by Ilona Martonfi, the event features the talents of Mark Abley, Nelly Roffé, Ian Ferrier, Ilona Martonfi, Jeffrey Mackie, Jessica Magonet and Norman Cornett. Doors open at 7 pm and readings begin at 7:30 pm. Admission is $5.

For more information go to yellowdoor.org or contact Ilona Martonfi at 514 939-4173 or ilona.martonfi@sympatico.ca

eat think vote eventEat Think Vote

On Friday September 25 from 3 till 6 pm, the NDG Food Depot, 2146 Marlowe N-D-G, invites the community to celebrate the harvest, and to share in our vision of good food for all. As part of the Eat Think Vote campaign (campaign.foodsecurecanada.org) local political candidates for the Notre Dame de Grâce-Westmount riding will join the community around the table for a meal to discuss what food means to us and why it should be a priority in the upcoming Federal Election.

Chefs and volunteers will prepare a variety of dishes for the entire community to enjoy free, alongside the regular local produce market, music, and activities.

To RSVP or for more information contact Kim Fox at programs@depotndg.org
or 514 483-4680 ext. 203.

Image : NDG Food Depot

Les journées de la culture at Christ Church Cathedral

christ church cathedral montrealChrist Church Cathedral (St Catherine, corner of Union & University, McGill metro) will be hosting a variety of special events for Les journées de la culture on the weekend of September 25, 26 and 27. There will be displays featuring fascinating historical archives and gorgeous vestments, NFB short films in a loop, an organ concert and demo, with a chance to play, workshops in hand bell ringing, Gregorian Chant and sketching architecture; 3 short concerts on Friday featuring an Armenian ensemble, classical guitar and flutes; a concert Saturday with various performers presenting music from the movies (the theme of the weekend is movies), followed by punch, popcorn and a horn quintet on the grounds of the Cathedral. The events closes Sunday with the choral Evensong followed by an English cream tea with homemade scones and jam with cream just outside the main door.

For more information go to montrealcathedral.ca/les-journees-de-la-culture

Image: Creative Commons — Jean Gagnon

Maison HurtubiseTour the Hurtubise House

On Sunday September 27 at 1 pm there will be a free guided tour of the Hurtubise House at 561 Côte-St-Antoine Road. Rarely open to visitors, don’t miss this opportunity to visit Westmount’s oldest house, built in 1739. Organized by the City of Westmount and the Westmount Historical Association.

Image: Creative Commons — Colocho

walkonall4sAnima-Plus Walk on All 4’s

Let’s walk together in support of animals! The Montreal SPCA and Anima-Plus Veterinary Group Inc. invite everyone to the 5th edition of the ANIMA-PLUS WALK ON ALL 4’S which will take place this Sunday September 27 from 10 am to 3 pm at the base of Mount Royal Park — intersection of Park Avenue and Côte-Sainte-Catherine (new location!)

Come support the Montreal SPCA with your family and friends, with or without your dog! Enjoy the many activities for the entire family, such as: canine freestyle, a bouncy castle and face-painting for kids, popcorn and cotton candy, participation prizes, delicious food from the Green Panther food truck, and much more!

You can register for the Walk on our website, walkonall4s.com, individually or in groups.
For more information, please contact Odette Lours, Events Coordinator, at (514) 735-2711 ext. 2264 or olours@spca.com

Image: Chantal Levesque photo

judee lalondeConcert: Opera Classics

On Sunday September 27 at 2 pm at Victoria Hall, soprano Judee Lalonde and pianist Jacques St-Jean present a selection of the most alluring arias from well-known operas. Tickets are $20 at the door ($15 in advance). For more information call 514 989-5226.


Antonia Maioni

Professor Antonia Maioni

WMA hosts Meet the Candidates

The Westmount Municipal Association (WMA) is proud to partner with The Westmount Examiner to host the Meet The Candidates event being held on Wednesday September 30 at 7 pm in Victoria Hall. Professor Antonia Maioni of the Department of Political Science at McGill University will be Moderator.

Audience members are invited to present their questions, which must be phrased without preamble and delivered in the language of the questioner’s choice in under one minute.

For more information go to wma-amw.org

Top photo: Andrew Burlone

Consult our community calendar for more events.

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