What's Happening February 2010
ARTTill February 27 Beaconsfield Library exhibits mixed media art of Beaconsfield High School students, 303 Beaconsfield. Info: 514-428-4460 x 4486
CLASSESWednesdays, February 17 to March 24 from 7pm-9pm, Jewish Public Library hosts a course on Zionism at 5151 Côte Ste. Catherine Rd. Cost for six sessions: $65 full-time students, $75 library members, $85 non-members. Info: 514-345-2627 x 3006
Tuesdays and Thursdays until February 18 from 10:30am - 12pm, Côte St. Luc Public Library offers Intro to Computers for beginners at 5851 Cavendish Blvd. Register at the main desk. Info: 514-485-6900
Friday, February 19, and Thursday February 25 10am - noon, South Shore Community Partners Network presents Healthy Eating in 2010. Susan Rousseau, a nutrition consultant and professional cook, will present information on good eating habits, nutrition, quick easy recipes, kitchen safety aids for older persons, meal tips for caregivers and special diets. Cynthia Coull Arena, 195 Empire St. Info: 450-466-1325
EVENTSThursday, February 18 12:30pm, Atwater Library Lunchtime Series features Frank Mackey, who will discuss and read from his new book, Done With Slavery: The Black Fact in Montreal. 1200 Atwater Ave. Info: 514-935-7344
Saturday, February 27 from 8am - 11am, South Shore Community Partners Network hosts a Black History Month Breakfast at St. Margaret of Antioch Church, 4955 Montee St. Hubert. $10, children $7. Info: 450-676-8580
February 20 at 7:30pm, Côte St. Luc hosts a Winter Carnival Dance featuring Oldies but Goodies, at 7500 Mackle Rd. $18 in advance. Info: 514-485-6806 or cotesaintluc.org.
CLUBSMonday, February 15 at 7pm, AMI-Québec holds a support group for those living with mental illness including caregivers, family and friends. 4333 Côte St. Catherine Rd. Info: 514-486-1448.
Monday, February 22 at 7pm, AMI-Québec hosts a roundtable discussion called The Double Whammy of Mental Illness and Addiction, 5253 Decarie Blvd. Registration in advance: 514-486-1448.
Wednesday, February 17 from 11am-2pm, the Helvetica Seniors Club will host a lecture by Salvation Army officer Marilynn St. Onge on missionary work in Tanzania and Mexico followed by a luncheon at Monkland Grill, 6151 Monkland Ave. Info: 514-481-2928
Thursday, February 18 at 7:30pm, Mary Soderstrom leads Atwater Book Club in a discussion of Master Pip by Lloyd Jones. 1200 Atwater Ave. Info: 514-935-7344
Saturday, February 20 at 9:30am, Montreal Urban Hikers Walking Club will snowshoe in Oka Park. Transportation by bus from Lionel Groulx metro. Confirm before February 13. $20. Info: 514-366-8340
Tuesday, February 23 at 9:30am, Beaconsfield Bookworms will review The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill, 303 Beaconsfield. Info: 514-428-4460 x 4486
Mondays starting January 11 at 7pm, Chorale Cantabile invites new members to sing in their choir. St. Johns the Baptist, 233 Ste. Claire Ave., Pointe Claire. Info: 514-449-8765, cantabilechorale.ca
LECTURESTuesday, February 16 at 1:30pm, Beaconsfield Library hosts Jen Mitchell, a graduate student of religious studies, who will discuss the main ideas of Islam in a lecure titled The Basics of Islam. 303 Beaconsfield. Info: 514-428-4460 x 4486 Wednesday, February 17 from 5:30pm - 7pm, the Jewish General Hospital will host a lecture titled What’s New in Radiotherapy. Dr. Louis Souhami, radiation oncologist at the McGill University Health Centre, will discuss radiotherapy with a focus on bladder cancer. Reservations required. Info: 514-340-3616
MUSICSaturday, February 13 from 2pm - 5pm, St. George’s Anglican Church hosts the St. Lawrence Choir singalong to Faure’s Requiem at 1101 Stanley St. $15. Info: 450-679-2368 or firstname.lastname@example.org POETRY Thursday, February 11 at 7pm, Yellow Door hosts a poetry and prose reading with host Ilona Martonfi and readings by Jon Paul Fiorentino, Rana Bose, Ralph Alfonso and others. 3625 Aylmer St. $5. Info: 514-939-4173 Thursday, February 11 at 12:30pm, Atwater Library Lunchtime series hosts poet Ian Ferrier, who will explore whether love really does make you crazy. A refresher course on how to survive and thrive on Valentine’s Day. 1200 Atwater Ave. Info: 514-935-7344 Thursday, February 18 at 6:30pm, Paragraphe Bookstore hosts a “talk and sign” for two new poetry books: Girouard Avenue by Stephen Morrissey and Blue Poppy by Ilona Martonfi. 2220 McGill College Ave. Info: 514-935-7344 Thursday, February 18 at 7pm, Atwater Poetry Project hosts Jason Guriel and Soraya Peerbaye, who will read their poems at Atwater Library auditorium, 1200 Atwater Ave. Info: 514-845-5811 Tuesday, February 23 from 7:30pm to 9pm, The Lawn Chair Soiree will take place in Le Parc des princes, 5293 Parc Ave. Poets reading are Michael Mirolla, Abby Paige and Erika N. White led by Lesley Pasquin. Open mic time. Info: 514-721-8420 Wednesday, February 24 at 7pm, Visual Arts Centre hosts a poetry and prose reading at 350 Victoria. Hosted by Ilona Martonfi with John Asfour, Sandra Sjollema and David Bourgeois. Info: 514-488-9558
THEATREWednesday, February 17 at 7pm, Cineclub and CinemaSpace present Sense and Sensibility (directed by Ang Lee, 1995), $8/$6 students and seniors. Info: 514-739-7944
VOLUNTEERINGCLSC Rene Cassin needs volunteers to help in their annual tax clinics, to prepare income tax reports for low-income residents. Other positions to be filled include appointment schedulers and tax clinic greeters. Training provided. Info: 514-488-3673 x 1351