Westmount Here & There
February 27, 2020
A look at events happening in and around Westmount
THE GALLERY AT VICTORIA HALL – Anna Gedalof and Bruce Roberts
The Gallery at Victoria Hall, 4626 Sherbrooke W, is pleased to present a a group exhibition featuring artists Anna Gedalof and Bruce Roberts from Thursday, February, 27 until Saturday, March 28.
Art Gallery Club: Tuesday, March 3 from 2 pm to 3 pm. Drop in for a casual discussion about the exhibition with the artists over a cup of tea. Free. No ticket required.
Gallery hours: Monday to Friday, 10 am to 9 pm; Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm.
More information at 514 989-5265.
Image: Andrew Burlone
HÉMA-QUÉBEC BLOOD CLINIC
The Héma-Québec Blood Clinic will take place on Wednesday, March 4 from 2:30 pm to 8 pm at Victoria Hall, 4626 Sherbrooke W.
Give the gift of life.
More information at 514 989-5226 (Victoria Hall) or Héma-Québec.
LET’S TALK OPERA!
Sunday, March 8 at 2 pm at Victoria Hall, 4626 Sherbrooke W, there will be a discussion on La voix humaine by Poulenc and L’Hiver attend beaucoup de moi by Jobidon & St-Onge.
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
The Garden as History: What’s past is prologue
On Tuesday, March 10 from 7 pm to 9 pm, at the Westmount Public Library, 4574 Sherbrooke W, the Westmount Horticultural Society presents The Garden as History: What’s past is prologue with Nicholas Hoare.
Nicholas Hoare trained as a professional gardener in England and Holland, specializing in cross-pollination, particularly of bulbs. Faced with Canada’s short season, he switched to bookselling and now gardens as a hobby. Enjoy an evening of stories from his life in the garden.
Doors open 6:30 pm for tea, coffee and cookies.
Entrance: members free, guests $7.
More information at 514 233-2788.
Image: courtesy of the Westmount Horticultural Society
Irish Pub Night
On Saturday, March 14 at 7 pm in Victoria Hall, 4626 Sherbrooke W, grab a pint and enjoy some Irish music at the pop-up Irish pub. Featuring music by Celtic trio Solstice. Cash bar.
Doors open at 7 pm. Band starts at 7:30 pm.
Free tickets available at Victoria Hall, the Westmount Public Library, or online at Eventbrite.ca
More information at 514 989-5226.
FROM VIENNA, WITH DEBT CONCERT
On Sunday, March 15 at 7:30 pm, Westmount Park United Church, 4695 de Maisonneuve W, presents From Vienna, With Debt, classical music by Mozart and Haydn performed by the Montreal Music Collective.
With Julia Wedman and Karin Cuellar Rendon on violin; Pemi Paull and Rebecca Ruthven on violas; and Leah Plave on cello.
Tickets on Eventbrite: Adults $30, Seniors: $20, Students: $10
At the door: $35
Image: courtesy of Westmount Park United Church
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
The Westmount Public Library offers a variety of activities and events for all tastes and interests including Film Clubs, Poetry Workshops, Let’s Talk Opera, Knitting Club, Book Clubs and more!
Westmount Library’s events and programs for kids and teens
The Library also offers a host of activities for children and teens including Book Clubs, Gaming at the Library, Movies, Arts and Crafts, Storytimes and much more!
Visit westlib.org to view the events calendar.
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, February 27 from 12:30 to 1:30 pm
Artist, teacher and blogger Shari Blaukopf traces her life story, shows slides of her watercolours and displays some of her sketchbooks.
Thursday, March 5 from 12:30 to 2:15 pm
A screening of the new documentary film Margaret Atwood: A Word after a Word after a Word is Power (full-length 92-minute version) with an introduction by Peter Pearson, longtime Atwood friend, retired filmmaker and Cinémagique leader.
Thursday, March 12 from 12:15 to 1:30 pm
A program of music and words to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Dragún Bán perform traditional Irish music as well as their own compositions. And Kate Bligh, dramaturge and part-time faculty member of Concordia’s School of Irish Studies, talks about some of her favourite Irish dramatists.
ATWATER LIBRARY FINANCIAL LITERACY PROGRAM
Wednesday, March 4 from 1 pm to 3 pm
Deborah Leahy, Investment Advisor with Edward Jones, conducts an information session on Women and Finances: An Essential Guide to the Basics of Saving, Investing and Planning. Discussion with Q&A.
ATWATER LIBRARY CONNECT PROJECT
Mondays 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
With funding from the Government of Canada.
Thursdays 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 email@example.com
With funding from the Government of Canada.
Tuesday, March 10 from 1 pm to 3 pm
A HANDS-ON WORKSHOP: So You Think You’ve Been Hacked? If it looks like your personal information has been stolen, either from your computer or your bank, Liz Perrin will take you through steps to find out what happened and help you minimize the damage. Advance registration is required: Richard Cassidy at 514-935-7344 or firstname.lastname@example.org