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Westmount Here & There
July 13, 2017

A look at events happening in and around Westmount

The Gallery at Victoria Hall Group Show

gallery at victoria hallThe Gallery at Victoria Hall, 4626 Sherbrooke W, is proud to present the works of Lucie Bernard, Ann Elsdon, Eva Ferenczy Reichmann, Brent Maclaine, Eliane Rivard and Douglas Scott until August 11.

Gallery hours: Monday to Friday, 10 am to 9 pm; Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm.
More information at 514 989-5521.

Image: courtesy of the City of Westmount

Habitat ’67 – The Shape of Things to Come

Habitat 67 WestmountMag.caLearn more about Habitat ’67 – architect Moshe Safdie’s pioneering urban housing – in activities organized for the exhibition Habitat ’67 vers l’avenir/ The Shape of Things to Come at the UQAM Centre de design, 1440 Sanguinet, Montreal (Metro Berri).

Paying tribute to the internationally renowned architect, this exhibition is free and presented until August 13, Tuesday to Sunday, from noon to 6 pm, and is part of the official programming of Montreal’s 375th anniversary.

Habitat ’67 guided tours
Offered until October 2017
Cost: $20 plus taxes and service fees
It is now exceptionally possible to visit Habitat ’67 for its 50th anniversary. English or French 90-minute guided tours will let the public discover this unique architectural gem and learn more about its origins and its evolution throughout the last 50 years.

Consult the complete schedule for the Habitat ’67 visits

Read the article Habitat ’67 – The Shape of Things to Come

Activities at Contactivity

contactivity centreContactivity 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

On Thursday, July 13 from 1 pm to 3 pm, Contactivity Centre’s Summer Institute Presents Palliative Care vs. Medical Assistance in Dying. What’s the Difference? What’s the Law? What are the Ethics? A lively but respectful exchange with proponents or one or the other (or both) approaches in situations of terminal illness.

Panel: Dr. M. Boivert, MUHC (retired), staunch supporter of euthanasia, consulted in new Quebec legislation on medically assisted dying; Dr. M. Borad, Director, Supportive and Palliative Care Programs, MUHC; Dr. Catherine Ferrier, Geriatric specialist, MUHC, President, Physicians’ Alliance Against Euthanasia.

Moderator: Joyce Blond Frank, LLM, retired lawyer specializing in seniors issues

Free and open to all but pre-registration is required at 514 932-2326 or contactivity@bell.net

Image: courtesy of Contactivity Centre

Summer Concert Series 2017

logo Summer concert series 2017 WestmountMag.caEnjoy jazz, classical and popular music Sunday afternoons by the lagoon in Westmount Park — bring a picnic and a chair.

July 16 – Corey & Sheila – Jazz
July 23 – Chorus Trio – Soul and R&B
July 30 – Handmade Journey – Jazz and Latin American
August 6 – Bluzz Jazz Band – Jazz
August 13 – QuaVaria – Vocal ensemble

More information at 514 989-5226.
Rain location: Mouton Noir Café in the Westmount Recreation Centre, 4675 Ste-Catherine W.

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Shakespeare in the Park

Repercussion Theatre Much Ado About Nothing Poster WestmountMag.caRepercussion Theatre presents Shakespeare’s tragic romantic comedy Much Ado About Nothing. Bring a chair and enjoy the bard under the stars. The characters in this dark love story learn that real love requires unmasked vulnerability. Featuring a wonderful cast of eleven actors, a blend of playfulness and pathos, and a dynamic design.

 

Presented in Westmount Park at 7 pm on:
Saturday, July 22
Sunday, July 23
Tuesday, August 8
Wednesday, August 9

Entrance is by freewill donation. All shows are presented in English.
More information at repercussiontheatre.com

Centre Greene Activities

Centre Greene westmountmag.caCentre 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

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Events at Westmount Public Library

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

Adult activities are not offered at this time.

Westmount Library’s Events and Programs for Kids

Registration is required for all events. To register, present your child’s library card at the Children’s Desk. For more information, call 514 989-5229.

Wednesdays until July 26 from 10:30 am to 11 am
Family Storytime and Songs. No registration necessary. Participants will be welcomed on a first-come, first-served basis. In the Storytime Room (6 months to 3 years)

photo: Westmount Library mascotUntil Saturday, August 5
Storywalk® with The Hockey Sweater. A Storywalk® is a fun actvity that places a children’s book along a path in the park. Share your photos with us using the hashtag #WPLStorywalk. Special launch with author Roch Carrier and illustrator Sheldon Cohen at 6:30 pm on Friday, June 30 in Westmount Park.

Thursday, July 13 from 4 pm to 5 pm
Anne of Green Gables Tea Party. In the Storytelling garden. (4 years +)

Friday, July 14 from 3 pm to 5 pm
Travel Canada on a Postcard! We’ll take your picture and put you somewhere in Canada. Pick up your personalised postcard on your next visit and you can send it to family and friends.

Wednesday, July 19 from 4 pm to 4:45 pm
Art and Stories from Coast to Coast to Coast: Way Up North (3 to 6 year olds)

Thursday, July 20 from 4 pm to 5:30 pm
The Great Canadian Puppet Show. A puppet workshop with youth theatre writer/director Jesse Stong (National Theatre School of Canada). In the Storytime Room. (6 years +)

Tuesday, July 25 from 3 pm to 5 pm
Travel Canada on a Postcard! We’ll take your picture and put you somewhere in Canada. Pick up your personalised postcard on your next visit and you can send it to family and friends.

Wednesday, July 26 from 4 pm to 4:45 pm
Art and Stories from Coast to Coast to Coast: Home Sweet Home – Quebec! (3 to 6 year olds)

Thursday, July 27 from 4 pm to 6 pm
Movie Day: Over the Hedge. In the Westmount Room. (4 years +)


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And over at the Atwater Library…

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1200 Atwater, Westmount

SUMMER BREAK – The Lunchtime Series, Atwater Poetry Project, Book Club and Alzheimer Café recess for the summer and resume in September.


HISTORY AT THE LIBRARY

The Artistic Mr. Wilson exhibition in the main-floor reading room opened on May 22 and continues until the end of August 2017. George Washington Wilson was a pioneering photographer in Scotland, who famously photographed Queen Victoria and is also remembered for his innovations in landscape photography. Curated by Edward McCann, the exhibition includes important Wilsonian photographs from the McCann collection as well as historic apparatus.

The permanent Atwater Writers Exhibition, also on the main floor, tells the history of English-language writing in Quebec from the 1760s to today. New displays are planned for Fall 2017.

Image: Creative Commons
Feature image: Andrew Burlone

Consult our community calendar for more events.


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