Westmount Here & There
August 23, 2018
A look at events happening in and around Westmount
Theatre NDG presents Via Roma
On Thursday, August 23 at 6:30 pm at Loyola Chapel, 7141 Sherbrooke W, Theatre NDG presents a script-in-hand reading of Mary Melfi’s play, Via Roma. Included in the evening’s program is the book launch of Mary Melfi’s memoir, In the Backyard, Relearning the Art of Aging, Dying and Making Love, a Guernica Editions publication. The event is part of La Semaine des Arts / Arts Week NDG.
Image: courtesy Mary Melfi
Movie under the stars
On Friday, August 24 at 8 pm there will be a presentation of Paddington 2 in Westmount Park. Westmount Scouts will be selling popcorn and drinks. Don’t forget your lawn chair and blankets!
More information at 514 989-5226.
Image: courtesy Studio Canal
On Saturday, August 25, Christ Church Cathedral, 635 Ste-Catherine W, is sponsoring a musical and literary benefit soirée, Re-creating Home, with proceeds of the evening in support of a recently arrived Syrian family.
Spend an evening enjoying a wide array of talented artists who represent the generosity and diversity of Montreal’s literary scene, along with internationally known musical entertainer, Edwin Orion Brownell. Literary arts invited guests include: Bior Leek Ajak, Endre Farkas, Ehab Lotayef, Maude Paradis, Gina Roitman, Carolyn Marie Souaid, Marie-Josée Tremblay, H. Nigel Thomas and Edward Yankie.
Reception at 6:30 pm; the program begins at 7 pm
Tickets: $20 (includes refreshments and chapbook)
Tickets for two: $35 (includes one chapbook)
For tickets or more information contact Jan Jorgensen at email@example.com
Image: Jean Gagnon
Let’s Talk Opera!
On Sunday, September 9 from 10:30 am to noon at Victoria Hall, 4626 Sherbrooke W, there will be a discussion on Verdi’s Rigoletto. Opéra de Montréal is proud to offer a series of in-depth discussions on each opera of the season right before the premiere, with musicologist Pierre Vachon, Ph.D., a pianist and a singer. Duration: 90 minutes with coffee break. Presented in English.
Artists: Frédérique Drolet (soprano), Pierre Rancourt (baritone), Michel-Alexandre Broekaert (pianist)
Presented (in English) by L’Opéra de Montréal.
The event is free, but to reserve your place, please call 514 989-5226.
For more information, please visit operademontreal.com
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.
Wednesday, September 5 from 7 pm to 9 pm
Film Club – Documentary: RGB (2018) Discussions are led by Katherine Kasirer, NFB librarian. Tickets available at the Main Desk four weeks prior for library members, remaining tickets one week prior for the general public. In the Westmount Room.
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.
Thursday, August 23 from 4 pm to 6 pm
Claymation Workshop. With Molly Bower. Use clay to create your own characters to star in a stop-motion animated movie! In the Westmount Room. (8 years +)
Saturday, September 8 at 2 pm
TD Summer Reading Club Closing Party. With Mad Science. Be there! Prizes, entertainment, food! TD Summer Reading Club members may pick up their free tickets at the desk. In Victoria Hall.
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: Andrew Burlone