Westmount Here & There
August 29, 2019
A look at events happening in and around Westmount
ExpoCity Photo Contest
The City of Westmount is looking for beautiful photos that showcase the best of the community’s beauty, vitality and diversity. The contest winner will have his or her images displayed in the reception area of City Hall for an entire year.
The theme of the contest is The Spirit of Westmount in images.
Residents are invited to submit their three best photos to westmount.org/expocity no later than September 1, 2019.
Choeur Ambiance is recruiting
Are you looking for an exciting activity? Do you like to sing? Do you have a good ear? Live the choral experience and join Chœur Ambiance! With forty choristers, the choir is always looking for beautiful adult voices, especially in men.
Under the direction of Yves Garand, the choir has been part of Lachine’s cultural life for more than 38 years old and offers a varied repertoire, from classical to popular, from jazz to musicals and many other styles.
For more information visit myscena.org/fr/newswire/le-choeur-ambiance-de-lachine-recrute/
Image: courtesy of Chœur Ambiance
Centre for Community, Peace and Ecology
On Thursday, August 29 at 7 pm at Westmount Park United Church, 4695 de Maisonneuve W, a discussion to create a citizen-run not-for-profit to manage and increase the programme of activities at Westmount Park United Church will take place.
Those interested in attending this meeting should contact the church for an invitation at firstname.lastname@example.org
Image: Patricia Dumais
The GALLERY AT VICTORIA HALL – Maxine Cuttler
Vernissage: Wednesday, September 4, from 6 pm to 8 pm.
Gallery hours: Monday to Friday, 10 am to 9 pm; Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm.
ART GALLERY CLUB
On Tuesday, September 10 from 2 pm to 3 pm, drop in to the Gallery for a casual discussion about Maxine Cuttler’s solo exhibition over a cup of tea. Free. No ticket required.
More information at 514 989-5265.
Image: courtesy of the City of Westmount
STARGAZING AT THE LOOKOUT
On Saturday, September 7 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.
M.S.O.P.A. Open House
On Saturday, September 14 at 2 pm, M.S.O.P.A. (Josa Maule’s School of Performing Arts) will be holding an open house, where children, teens and adults can participate in free trial acting workshops, ask questions, and meet with the staff.
Free and open to all.
For more information, contact Josa Maule at 514 483-5526 or at email@example.com
Image: courtesy of M.S.O.P.A.
LET’S TALK OPERA!
Sunday, September 15 at 2 pm at Victoria Hall, 4626 Sherbrooke W, there will be a discussion on Eugene Onegin by Piotr Ilitch Tchaïkovsky. Opéra de Montreal offers a stimulating exploration of each opera of the season, featuring singers and guests. Plot, music, voices, cultural context, composer – everything you ever wanted to know! Hosted by musicologist Pierre Vachon, PhD.
Presented (in English) by L’Opéra de Montréal.
Free event. For more information and to register go to 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!
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, September 4 from 7 pm to 9 pm
Film Club – Documentary: The Biggest Little Farm (2018). Documentarian John Chester and his wife Molly work to develop a sustainable farm on 200 acres outside of Los Angeles. 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.
Monday, September 9 from 4 pm to 6 pm
Knitting Club. This new club is for those who love knitting and crocheting. All levels and ages are welcome. An animator will guide members through different projects. Open to library members. Registration required. To register, contact Daniel Miguez de Luca at firstname.lastname@example.org or 514-989-5530. In the Boardroom.
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.
Saturday, September 7 at 2 pm
TD Summer Reading Club Closing Party. With Rag & Bone Puppet Theatre‘s Owl at Home. Be there – prizes, entertainment, food! TD Summer Reading Club members may pick up their free tickets at the desk. In Victoria Hall.
From Monday, September 9 to Sunday, October 6
Quebec Roots Project. This exhibition highlights photos and prose created by teens from Quebec and Nunavut which touch on important issues such as bullying and homophobia. In partnership with the Blue Metropolis Literary Festival.
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 5 from 12:30 to 1:30 pm
Author Susan Doherty discusses her acclaimed new book The Ghost Garden: Inside the lives of schizophrenia’s feared and forgotten.
Thursday, September 12 from 12:30 to 1:30 pm
Sheila Barshay Goldbloom reflects on her life in conversation with journalist Royal Orr. Copies of her recently published memoir, Opening Doors, will be on sale.
ATWATER LIBRARY CONNECT 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. *After Labour Day, the Peer Café will switch to Mondays.
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.
Tuesday, September 10 from 1 pm to 3 pm
A Hands-on Workshop on Protecting Yourself Online. Liz Perrin shows how to be more aware of where you are and what you are doing online in order to better protect yourself and your information. ADVANCE REGISTRATION is required. Contact Richard Cassidy at 514 935-7344 or email@example.com
ATWATER LIBRARY FINANCIAL LITERACY PROGRAM
Wednesday, September 11 from 1 pm to 3 pm
Richard Goldman, lawyer and legal plain language specialist with Éducaloi, conducts an information session on Powers of Attorney and Protection Mandates. Discussion with Q&A.
ATWATER LIBRARY BOOK CLUB
The Atwater Library Book Club is led with intelligence and skill by author Mary Soderstrom.
Wednesday, September 11 from 7:30 pm to 9 pm
A discussion of Warlight by Michael Ondaatje.
Saturday, September 14 from 10 am to 4 pm
Filmpoem Workshop. Poet Rachel McCrum facilitates the first in a series of three Saturday sessions creating original filmpoems with participants. Space is limited and ADVANCE REGISTRATION is required. For more information and to register contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Feature image: Andrew Burlone