Westmount Here & There
August 1, 2019
A look at events happening in and around Westmount
Summer Group Exhibition 2019
The Gallery at Victoria Hall, 4626 Sherbrooke W, is proud to present the works of Carlos Angel, Hala Farhat, Jaroslava Miler, Lisa Osterland, Tom Thompson and Maureen Tracey, until Friday, August 16.
Open Monday to Friday, 10 am to 9 pm; Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm; Sunday, closed.
More information at 514 989-5265.
Image: courtesy City of Westmount
Frank Scott Poetry Day
Frank Scott Poetry Day events will take place on Thursday, August 1 at Centre Greene, 1090 Greene.
2 pm to 3:30 pm – Workshop: Serious Play – Generating and Revising Poetry with Surrealist Techniques
With Mark Yakich, Poet, Gregory F. Curtin, S.J., Distinguished Professor of English at Loyola University, and editor of New Orleans Review. His most recent books are Spiritual Exercises, a collection of poems, and Poetry: A Survivor’s Guide, an unconventional guide to reading and writing poems.
4 pm to 5:30 pm – Workshop: Becoming the Acknowledged Legislators of the World (Writing with Passion)
With George Elliott Clarke, OC ONS, Canadian poet, playwright and literary critic who served as the Poet Laureate of Toronto from 2012 to 2015 and as the 2016-2017 Canadian Parliamentary Poet Laureate.
7:15 pm to 8:30 pm – Frank Scott Birthday Reading
Featuring George Elliott Clarke, and others.
Reserve a seat or register for a workshop at firstname.lastname@example.org
Image: courtesy Library and Archives Canada/PA-1162815
SUMMER CONCERTS 2019
Enjoy jazz, classical and popular music on Sundays at 2 pm by the lagoon in Westmount Park – bring your picnic and a chair!
August 4 – Lady and the Tramps
August 11 – Words and Music
Rain venue: Victoria Hall, 4626 Sherbrooke W.
More information at 514 989-5226.
Shakespeare-in-the-Park – Measure for Measure
Repercussion Theatre presents Shakespeare’s, Measure for Measure. Bring a chair and enjoy the bard under the stars.
Power. Corruption. Morality and justice. Surviving in a gritty world without getting your hands dirty isn’t easy. Written over 400 years ago, Shakespeare’s dark comedy might just as easily have been ripped from today’s headlines. With a company of ten outstanding actors and a striking design, this funny and provocative show will have audiences talking all the way home from the park.
Saturday and Sunday, August 10 and 11 at 7 pm in Westmount Park.
Entrance is by freewill donation.
More information at 514 989-5226 or repercussiontheatre.com
Outdoor Screening of For All Mankind
On Tuesday, August 13 at 8 pm in Westmount Park, come celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first lunar landing with outdoor screenings under the stars of For All Mankind (1989), which features breathtaking footage of all the moon landings. Preceding it will be the visionary 1902 silent short by Georges Méliès, Le voyage dans la lune (1902) with live piano. On hand will be members of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada with telescopes. Westmount Scouts will be serving light refreshments. In collaboration with The Film Society of Montréal.
No tickets required.
Rain venue: Victoria Hall, 4626 Sherbrooke W
More information at 514 989-5226
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!
Centre Greene Summer Day Camp
For children 5 to 11 years old. Runs from June 25 to August 16.
Summer Day Camp Info Brochure
For more information, call 514 931-6202 or visit 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, August 21 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.
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.
Tuesdays until August 20 from 4 pm to 4:45 pm
Sensory Storytime. With Isabelle Toussaint. Circle storytime and crafts for kids on the autism spectrum. In the Westmount Room (5 to 11 years)
Wednesdays until August 21 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, August 1 from 4 pm to 5 pm
Walloping Weather! With Mad Science. Are you fascinated by the weather? Come try out tools that meteorologists use to measure weather. In the Storytime Room (5 years +)
Tuesday, August 6 from 4 pm to 4:30 pm
Findlay’s Campout – photos! Join in at Findlay’s Campout where there will be picture taking of you and your favourite book with mascot Findlay Featherton!
Wednesday, August 7 from 4 pm to 4:45 pm
The Natural World: Art and Stories – Frogs and Friends. In the Storytime Room (3 to 6 years)
Thursday, August 8 from 11 am to noon
Nature Music in the Park. With music educator Alison Notkin. Learn songs about birds, bees, squirrels, caterpillars changing into butterflies and earthworms turning the garden’s soil. In Westmount Park (3 to 7 years)
Saturday, August 10 from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
After Hours Campout in the Library. Join in for some songs, stories, and games! (8 years +)
Thursday, August 13 from 4 pm to 5 pm
Examining Owl Pellets. With Dawn of Imagination. Have fun dissecting the owl pellets and learn about the digestion of owls, their diet, and food webs. In the Storytime Room (5 years +)
Wednesday, August 14 from 4 pm to 4:45 pm
The Natural World: Art and Stories – City Critters. In the Storytime Room (3 to 6 years)
Thursday, August 15 from 4 pm to 5 pm
Discover the World of Bees with Alvéole. Learn all about the fascinating world of bees in this fun workshop! Did you know that since 2014, there are two beehives on the library rooftop? If you go up to the third floor, you will see them hard at work making honey. Last year, they made over 300 bottles! In the Westmount Room
Friday, August 16 from 10 am to 9 pm
Get Back to Nature: tech-free days at the Library. We will be replacing our computers with some “back to nature” activities! Enjoy the tech-free zone. Bring your family or a friend and imagine a wild world before computers!
And over at the Atwater Library…
1200 Atwater, Westmount
Information at 514 935-7344.
Image: Frédéric Ryan – instagram (@feddomtl
The Lunchtime Series, Financial Literacy Series, Book Club, and Alzheimer Café recess for most of the summer and resume in September.
ATWATER LIBRARY CONNECT TO A DIGITAL LIFESTYLE PROJECT
Wednesdays all summer from noon to 3 pm
Internet Peer Café, a series of gatherings of seniors and young people working on digital media projects. Come and enjoy collaboratively creating digital stories, blogspots and podcasts for part or all of the afternoon. ADVANCE REGISTRATION is required: Richard Cassidy at 514-935-7344 or email@example.com
With funding from the Government of Canada.
Thursdays all summer from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Digital Help Hub. A computer instructor will be in the main lobby to provide 20 to 30 minutes of FREE help with your cell phone, tablet or computer. ADVANCE REGISTRATION is required: Richard Cassidy at 514-935-7344 or firstname.lastname@example.org
With funding from the Government of Canada.
LAWN BOOK SALE
Thursday, August 1 from 10 am to 3 pm
On the Library’s beautiful grounds with a wonderful variety of books at rock-bottom prices.
NOTE: the regular book sales – Wednesday through Saturday, noon to 3 pm – have been relocated to the main-floor Computer Centre for the duration of the elevator construction project.
Calling Gardeners! The Seed Library has resources to get you started this season with packets of seeds for planting indoors – beans, peas, tomatoes, lettuce and other vegetables – as well as a growing collection of books on gardening and seed saving. One example is Starting Seeds: How To Grow Healthy, Productive Vegetables, Herbs and Flowers From Seed by Barbara W. Ellis.
Feature image: Andrew Burlone