Westmount Here & There
July 26, 2018
A look at events happening in and around Westmount
Group exhibition at the Gallery
The Gallery at Victoria Hall, 4626 Sherbrooke W, is proud to present the works of Sirin Baki, Kristin Bennett, Anna Gedalof, Luci Lacava, Claire Salzberg and Keyuan Wang until Saturday, August 18.
Open Monday to Friday, 10 am to 9 pm; Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm; Sunday, closed.
More information at 514 989-5226.
Image: courtesy City of Westmount
Summer Concerts 2018
Enjoy jazz, classical and popular music Sunday afternoons at 2 pm by the lagoon in Westmount Park – bring your picnic and a chair.
July 29 – Derek Falls Trio, blues/R&B
August 5 – Contra-Danza, classical
August 12 – The Bagg Street Klezmer Band, klezmer
August 19 – Words and Music
Rain venue: Victoria Hall, 4626 Sherbrooke W
More information at 514 989-5226
Come celebrate Repercussion Theatre’s 30th season of Shakespeare-in-the-Park with a contemporary, gender-bent take on a classic love story: Romeo & Juliet: Love is Love. Bring a chair and enjoy the bard under the stars in Westmount Park.
In this tragic tale of young love and old grudges, we enter a world calcified by hate. As two young people gallop full speed towards love, they are broken by (and ultimately break down) the walls erected by the previous generation. With a cast of ten dynamic performers, an eye-catching design and live music, this show is not to be missed.
Saturday, July 28 at 7 pm
Sunday, July 29 at 7 pm
More information at 514 989-5226 or repercussiontheatre.com
Frank (F.R.) Scott And His Poetry
On Wednesday, August 1 from 7 pm to 9 pm at Greene Centre, 1090 Greene, there will be a birthday celebration of Frank (F.R.) Scott And His Poetry. Frank was a Governor-General’s award winning poet, a social democrat, professor of constitutional law, and civil rights advocate. Marking the 119th anniversary of his birth, numerous poets will be reading their favourite Frank Scott poems, and in Frank’s well-known spirit of sharing, the poets will also share a poem of their own.
Centre Greene Activities
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
Activities at Contactivity
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
Events at Westmount Public Library
4574 Sherbrooke W, Westmount
Events are free but registration is required.
Register at the Adult Desk or call 514 989-5299.
Activities for adults return in September.
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.
Until August 31
StoryWalk® with Loula and Mister the Monster. A StoryWalk® is a fun activity that places a children’s book along a path in Westmount Park. Share your photos using the hashtag #WPLStorywalk.
Wednesdays until August 22 from 10:30 am to 11 am
Family Storytime and Songs. No registration is necessary. Participants will be welcomed on a first-come, first-served basis. In the Storytime Room (6 months to 36 months)
Thursday, July 26 from 4 pm to 5 pm
Origami Keepsake Boxes. Make a beautiful origami box to keep your treasures safe. In the Storytime Room (6 years +)
Saturday, July 28 from 6 pm to 9 pm
After Hours Sock Hop in the Library. Join in for some songs, stories, and games. In the Westmount Room (8 years +)
Wednesday, August 1 from 4 pm to 4:45 pm
Feed Your Passions: Art and Stories. I love Nature. In the Storytime Room (3 to 6 year olds)
Thursday, August 2 from 4 pm to 5 pm
Art Workshop. With author and ilustrator Anne Villeneuve. Come meet this year’s TD Summer Reading Club artist! She will show you some fun painting techniques to create your very own illustrations. In the Westmount Room. (7 years +)
Tuesday, August 7 from 4 pm to 5 pm
Cupcake Decorating. Join in for an afternoon of cupcake decorating inspired by a 1950s diner. In the Westmount Room. (8 years +)
Wednesday, August 8 from 4 pm to 4:45 pm
Feed Your Passions: Art and Stories. I love Animals. In the Storytime Room (3 to 6 year olds)
Thursday, August 9 from 4 pm to 5 pm
Slime Time. With Mad Science. Join in for an ooey gooey chemistry class! Properties of slime will be tested in a team-spirited fashion at the Slime Olympics. In the Storytime Room (5 years +)
And over at the Atwater Library…
1200 Atwater, Westmount
Information at 514 935-7344.
Image: Frédéric Ryan – instagram (@feddomtl)
The Library’s events series has recessed for the summer and will resume in September.
Feature image: Sajad Zand