Westmount Here & There
April 30, 2020
A look at events happening in and around Westmount
ATTENTION: Because of COVID-19 many events are now cancelled or postponed. We have indicated those that are when we receive official notification, but still await news from some organizers. Please contact them for further information.
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS – SUMMER CONCERT SERIES 2020
The Westmount Community Events Division is inviting musicians to submit their candidacy for inclusion in the 2020 Summer Concert Series.
This series brings live music to the public in a relaxed outdoor setting and aims to showcase a variety of live music from emerging or professional small jazz ensembles, classical, folk, and pop groups.
Please note that all performers are required to provide their own technical equipment and technician (if required).
EXTENDED DEADLINE: All interested groups are invited to register by Thursday, April 30, 2020.
THE GALLERY AT VICTORIA HALL – CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
The Westmount Community Events Office invites Westmount artists to send in their proposals for the 2020-2021 exhibitions of the Gallery at Victoria Hall. Emerging or professional artists who are residents or work in an artist studio in Westmount are invited to apply.
Located next to the Westmount Public Library, the Gallery at Victoria Hall presents seven art exhibitions annually, including a community youth art show and a summer group exhibition.
Proposals are evaluated by the Gallery Selection Committee which is made up of local artists. Selected artists will be offered a solo, duo, trio or group exhibition in the Gallery at the discretion of the Committee.
EXTENDED DEADLINE: The deadline to apply is Thursday, April 30, 2020.
For more information about the requirements at 514 989-5265 or visit the Gallery at Victoria Hall’s web page.
CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE – 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
CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE – 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
CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE – 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
COVID-19 – The Atwater Library is closed indefinitely in response to the public health authorities’ advice.
Services by phone, email and Internet
Atwater Library staff are busy providing help and information by phone and email. They’d be pleased to hear from you. Phone: 514 935-7344 daytime weekdays and Saturdays. Email: email@example.com
PREMIERE OF A “TINY MOVIE” BY KATHLEEN WINTER
Click to see an enchanting four-minute video made by Montreal-based writer and artist Kathleen Winter. It’s a delightful gift for the Atwater Library community and literature lovers everywhere.
The video is an offshoot of Kathleen Winter’s research and writing about Dorothy Wordsworth (1771-1855), the English poet and journal writer. Visit the Wordsworth Trust site to learn more about Kathleen Winter’s exciting project and to read about An Afternoon with Dorothy Wordsworth at Wordsworth Grasmere in the Lake District last Spring.
Kathleen Winter’s Lunchtime Series talk about her Dorothy Wordsworth project, scheduled for Thursday, April 30 but cancelled because of COVID-19, will now take place next Spring during Dorothy Wordsworth’s 250th anniversary year.
ATWATER LIBRARY CONNECT PROJECT
Questions about your computer or device? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 514 935-7344 daytime during the week. With funding from the Government of Canada.
NEW YouTube Video Series
With instructor Liz Perrin and Connect Project Coordinator Richard Cassidy.
Episode 1 – Introduction: be in touch, informed and inspired through digital technology.
Episode 2 – eBooks and audiobooks: get started enjoying books on your device — phone, tablet or computer. With step-by-step instructions for borrowing eBooks and audiobooks from the Atwater Library.
Episode 3: Podcasts
How to begin enjoying a wealth of free recorded radio programs and other online audio material. Included is info about popular and recommended podcasts.
ATWATER LIBRARY BOOK CLUB VIA ZOOM
The Atwater Library Book Club, led by writer Mary Soderstrom, had a successful discussion by Zoom last week. Below is the agenda for the next two Zoom sessions. Click on the hot-linked title to borrow. Register for the Zoom discussions at email@example.com or phone 514 935-7344.
Wednesday, May 13 from 7:30 pm to 9 pm
The Break by Katherena Vermette
Wednesday, June 10 from 7:30 pm to 9 pm
A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
FINANCIAL LITERACY PROGRAM ONLINE
Info on wills
The Atwater Financial Literacy Program Online presents a 25-minute video on Wills with Ann Soden, Ad. E., Elder Law Lawyer and mediator, and Anna Kamateros, notary, in conversation with our Financial Literacy Program Coordinator, Natalie Domingue. There is information on how people can write their own “holograph will” while physically isolating, with pointers for minimizing the risk of challenges after death. If you have questions, please email Anna Kamateros at firstname.lastname@example.org or Ann Soden at email@example.com
Click to access Éducaloi’s detailed guide on Wills.
Nourishing Yourself with Self Compassion while Quarantining
Jaimie Yue, Registered Dietitian and regular presenter for the Financial Literacy Program, is sharing tips online for healthy eating, budgeting and nourishing yourself while quarantining. Her blog Nourishing Yourself with Self Compassion while Quarantining includes ideas for stocking the pantry with healthy foods. You can sign up for her newsletter and receive a free eBook with recipes.
The Atwater Library Financial Literacy Program is funded by Canadian Heritage.