Westmount Here & There
September 13, 2018
A look at events happening in and around Westmount
Climate Café needs your input!
On Thursday, September 13 at 7:30 pm in the Nature Niche of Westmount Park United Church, 4695 de Maisonneuve W, come discuss Climate Café Montreal and share your input!
The Climate Café is a non-religious event open to everyone, organized by Westmount Park United Church as part of its Faith in Nature Centre, a community committed to building lasting relationship and partnerships for the well-being of the environment. Come to meet the growing number of neighbours who are concerned and want to make a difference!
Image: Patricia Dumais
Stargazing at the Lookout
On Saturday, September 15 at 7:30 pm at the Summit Lookout, join members of the Montreal Centre 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 Westmount’s Healthy City Project and Community Events Division. In the event of rain or poor viewing conditions, the event will be cancelled.
More information at 514 989-5226.
Terry Fox Run
On Sunday, September 16 at 10 am in Westmount Park, Westmount will join the Terry Fox Run – a national family event where participants walk, run, ride or cycle to raise funds for cancer research.
For more information, and to register, please visit secure.terryfox.ca
Image: courtesy Terry Fox Run
CANCELLED – SPCA Snout & About
On Sunday, September 16, participate in the SPCA Snout & About event ― the biggest dog walk in Montreal. You’ll spend a festive day with fellow animal-lovers, all while denouncing the cruelty that they too often face. In doing so, you’ll also help the Montreal SPCA raise funds to continue its primary mission, as it has been doing for nearly 150 years: protecting animals and representing their interests.
The registration fee is only $20 per person (not per animal) and entitles you to a bag full of surprises for you and your loyal companion. You can also register as a family!
When: September 16 from 10 am to 2 pm (rain or shine)
Where: Smith House in Mount-Royal Park.
Register in advance.
Image: courtesy of the Montreal SPCA
Parks and Open Spaces in Westmount: 1890-1990
On Thursday, September 20 from 7 pm to 9 pm at the Westmount Public Library, 4574 Sherbrooke W, the Westmount Historical Association presents, as part of its Winter 2018 Lecture Series, guest speaker Dr. Ron Williams, Professor (retired), School of Urbanism and Landscape Architecture, Université de Montréal.
Favoured by an ideal southern exposure, Westmount’s location on the slopes of Mount Royal provides a magnificent natural setting. Over the years, its unique resources were exploited by enlightened citizens and municipal officers to create a variety of parks and open green spaces. This talk will explore some of these fascinating spaces and their development in relation to the city’s evolution.
Doors open at 6:30 pm.
Free for members and $5 for non members.
Additional information at westmounthistorical.org/events/
SMAM – Tears of Exile
On Sunday, September 23 at 3 pm at the Church of Saint-Léon-de-Westmount, 4311 de Maisonneuve W, the Studio de musique ancienne de Montréal (SMAM) presents its a capella choir performing Tears of Exile. The program features three magnificent and moving polyphonic Lamentations from the 16th century by the Briton Thomas Tallis, Spaniard Cristóbal de Morales, and Flemish-German Roland de Lassus.
To purchase tickets, visit smamontreal.ca/en/tickets/buy-online
Image: courtesy Studio de musique ancienne de Montréal
The Gallery at Victoria Hall – Guy and Pilot
The Gallery at Victoria Hall, 4626 Sherbrooke W, presents the works of Mary Martha Guy and Gabrielle Pilot from Thursday, September 27 to Friday, October 26.
Come meet the artists and Gallery Curator Victoria LeBlanc on Tuesday, October 2 at 7 pm.
Gallery hours – Monday to Friday: 10 am to 9 pm; Saturday and Sunday: 10 am to 5 pm.
More information at 514 989-5265.
Off the Wall Art Sale
On Saturday, September 29 from 10 am to 4 pm at Westmount Park United Church, 4695 de Maisonneuve W, there will be an Off the Wall Art Sale in support of The Stephen Lewis Foundation.
From dorms to drawing rooms – posters, prints, watercolours, oils, etc. at great prices!
Cash and credit.
All proceeds go to support African grandmothers and their orphaned grandchildren.
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.
Monday, September 17 from 1 pm to 3 pm
French Book Club – Lectures coups de coeur. Join the monthly meetings led by Gisèle Magny. A lively discussion ensues over coffee. In the Westmount Room.
Tuesday, September 18 from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Afternoon Lecture Series – Signature on the St. Lawrence: The Champlain Bridge Projec with Stéphanie Lassonde Senior Communications Director, SNC – Lavalin and Sylvie Rabbat Projects Controls Manager. The Westmount Public Library is proud to collaborate with the Women’s Canadian Club of Montreal to present a series of monthly lectures. Tickets $10/lecture, available at the door only. A sandwich lunch is available from 11:15 am to 12:15 pm for $6. In Victoria Hall.
Wednesday, September 19 from 10:15 am to noon
Poetry Workshop with Ann Lloyd. The Westmount Poetry Group meets to compose poetry together. Members propose themes at the beginning of each session and every two weeks after that. Everyone is welcome! In the Westmount Room.
Wednesday, September 19 from 7 pm to 9 pm
Reading Group for Joyce’s Finnegans Wake: The Boaters and Sifters of ALP. Every third Wednesday of the month, join the circle skimming the surface or sifting through the layers of Finnegans Wake to see what is conceived. Bring an open mind and a copy of the book. In the Westmount Room.
Fridays, September 21 to October 19 from 1 pm to 3 pm
Tales and Travels. The Tales and Travels Series is a weekly activity for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Spots are limited. Registration is required. More information at 514 989-5530 or firstname.lastname@example.org. In the Westmount Room.
Tuesday, September 25 from 2 pm to 4 pm
Film Club – The Rider (2018). Tickets available at the Main Desk four weeks prior for library members, remaining tickets one week prior for the general public. In Victoria Hall.
Tuesday, September 25 from 7 pm to 9 pm
English Book Club – Sabbath’s Theater by Philip Roth. With Claire Holden Rothman. A lively discussion ensues over coffee. 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.
Storytimes begin September 25.
Tales for Toddlers (2 to 3 year olds)
Tuesdays, 10:30 am to 11 am
Storytime & Craft (3 to 6 year olds – in French)
Tuesdays, 4 pm to 4:45 pm
Books for Babies (14 to 24 months)
Wednesdays, Group A: 10:10 am to 10:30 am; Group B: 11:10 am to 11:30 am
Baby Rhyme Time (6 to 13 months)
Wednesdays, 10:35 am – 10:55 am
Storytime & Craft (4 to 6 year olds)
Wednesdays, 4 pm to 4:45 pm
Caring Paws (7 to 13 year oldsl)
Wednesdays, 5 pm to 6:30 pm
4 O’Clock Club (7 to 13 year olds)
Thursdays, 4 pm to 4:45 pm
And over at the Atwater Library…
1200 Atwater, Westmount
Information at 514 935-7344.
Image: Frédéric Ryan – instagram (@feddomtl)
The Atwater Library Lunchtime Series features once-a-week presentations by leading writers, musicians, intellectuals, scientists, and many more people sharing their knowledge and experience with the Atwater Library community. Lunchtime Series events usually take place on Thursdays (but sometimes are on other days), from 12:30 to 1:30 pm. Admission is free though donations are appreciated! Everyone is welcome and coffee and biscuits are served.
Thursday, September 13 from 12:30 to 1:30 pm
The Americans are coming! Mark Gallop introduces some of the heroes and villains of the Continental Army’s occupation of Montreal in the early days of the American Revolution – 1775-76.
Thursday, September 20 from 12:30 to 1:30 pm
Brian Webb discusses the life and legacy of Rachel Carson, biologist and writer.
Thursday, September 27 from 12:30 to 1:30 pm
Author Michael Haynes gives an illustrated presentation on his new book, The Best of the Great Trail, Vol. 1: Newfoundland to Southern Ontario on the Trans Canada Trail.
The Atwater Library is partnering with the Alzheimer Society of Montreal to provide a monthly Alzheimer Café for Montrealers in the Library’s elegant Reading Room. Each session features socializing, refreshments, live music, and discussion about aspects of life with dementia. Admission is free and everyone is welcome. For more information, contact Tanya Mayhew at email@example.com or 514 935-7344.
Tuesday, September 18 from 1 pm to 3 pm
A presentation on Stay or Move?: The Conversation, the Taboos and the Options by Marie-Claude Giguère, consultant, author, and founder of Helping Seniors.
ATWATER POETRY PROJECT
An almost-monthly poetry reading series that brings the best local, Canadian, and international poets together with a passionate audience of poetry fans.
Thursday, September 20 at 7 pm
Readings by Marie Annharte Baker, Joséphine Bacon and Carolyn Marie Souaid. Curated by Deanna Radford. Facebook event.
Thursday, September 27 at 7 pm
Readings by A. F. Moritz, Rebecca Păpucaru and Moez Surani. A co-presentation with the University of New Brunswick’s 2018 Poetry Weekend, co-curated by Deanna Radford. Facebook event.
Wednesday, September 26 from 4 pm to 7 pm
Antiquarian booksellers Wilfrid de Freitas and Susan Ravdin are conducting a Books Roadshow in support of the Atwater Library. They will be in our reading room to give an expert opinion on the value of your special books. First come, first served. FEE $3 per book for Atwater Library members and $5 per book for others. All proceeds go to the Library for improvements.
Feature image: Andrew Burlone