Montreal's senior monthly since 1986

Feb '10


What's Happening February 2010

Till February 27 Beaconsfield Library exhibits mixed media art of Beaconsfield High School students, 303 Beaconsfield. Info: 514-428-4460 x 4486

Wednesdays, 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

Thursday, 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

Monday, 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,

Tuesday, 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
Saturday, 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 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
Wednesday, 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
CLSC 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


what's happening November 2009


Until January 10, a series of paintings by Jean-Claude Viau and Manon Chouinard will be exhibited at the Denise Larocque-Duhamel Library, 12a Maple in Stanbridge East QC. Mon. 11am - 1pm, Wed. 6:30 - 8:30pm and Sat. 10am - noon. Info: 450-248-4662

Saturday, November 14, Shirley Moscovitz will exhibit her work at Restaurant Shodan, 1425 René Lévesque. Info: 514-733-2655 or


Saturday, November 14 from 9am to 4pm, Royal Canadian Legion Branch 85/90 holds a Christmas Bazaar. Tables for rent: $15. At 10am there is a snooker tournament $15 per player. Info: 514-637-8002

Sunday, November 29 from 9am to 5pm, Temple Emmanu-El-Beth Sholom holds a Big Bazaar at 4100 Sherbrooke W. Info: 514-937-3575


Sunday, November 15 at 9:30am, Shaare Zedek Congregation Men’s Club hosts Kathleen Weil, MNA, Justice Minister of Quebec. Sunday, November 22 at 9:30am, Joe Schwarcz will discuss Science Sense and Nonsense. 5305 Rosedale. Registration required for Nov. 15. Info: 514-484-1122

Wednesday, November 18 at 12:30pm, Claude Joli Coeur, assistant commissioner of the National Film Board, will discuss the 70th anniversary of the NFB at the Atwater Library. Info: 514-931-6770 x 248

Saturday, November 28 at 9:30am, Montreal Urban Hikers Walking Club will take a guided tour of the Christmas Underground City. Metro Place des Arts, eastern ticket booth. Stairs to navigate. Bring water and comfortable shoes. Info: 514-366-910 CLASSES Literacy Unlimited is recruiting students who have difficulty with reading or writing. Info: 514-694-0007

Wednesdays from 2pm to 4pm, Beginners Computing offers workshops for the 50+ on how to use a computer at St. Johns United Church, 98 Aurora. Registration/Info: 514-631-1456

November 10 at 8pm, Rabbi Ira Ebbin will lecture on Jewish Time Travel including The Hasmonean State and Anti-semitism. Beth Zion Congregation, 5740 Hudson. Info: 514-489-8411


Wednesday, November 11 at 2pm, Place Kensington will host a Remembrance Day Ceremony to commemorate those who have given their lives in wars. A Flag Party mounted by Air Cadets from 1 West Montreal Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron will be held as well as an Honor Party comprised of representatives from Royal Canadian Legion - General Vanier Branch 234, Canadian Air Force, Air Cadet League of Canaada and Honor band from Royal West Academy. The ceremony will be in the Winter Garden. Info: 514-935-1212

Thursday, November 12 at 7:30pm, Yellow Door presents a poetry and prose reading, 3625 Aylmer. Info: 514-939-4173

Saturday, November 14 at 1:30pm, Royal Canadian Legion Branch 94 holds their monthly crib tournament. Registration: 11:30am-1pm. $20/team of two. 205 Empire.

Monday, November 16 at 7:30pm, Coracle Press hosts a book launch of two poetry books, Blue Poppy by Ilona Martonfi and Girouard Avenue by Stephen Morrissey, at The Word, 469 Milton. Info: 514-845-5640

Saturday, November 21 at 8pm, SPA Montreal hosts their Mix and Mingle dance for 35+ singles at Ste. Catherine Laboure Church, 448 Trudeau. $12. Info: 514-366-8600

Monday, November 30, Ami Quebec hosts a free roundtable discussion, Anger: Does it Control you or do you Control It? at 5253 Decarie, office 200 and Wednesday November 25 is a free teleworkshop. Advance registration required. Roundtable info: 514-486-1448 Teleworkshop info: 1-866-396-2433

Saturday, December 5 from 9:30am to 11:30am, Salvation Army hosts a 55+ Christmas Continental Breakfast at 1655 Richardson. $5 at the door. Registration required: 514-288-2848 x2245


Monday, November 9 at 7pm, Dr. Alexandra Heerdt, surgeon, former Director of the Special Surveillance Breast Program in New York presents a memorial lecture about Genetics and Breast Cancer at the Jewish General Hospital, Block Ampitheatre, room B-106, 3755 Cote St. Catherine. Info: 514-931-6770 x 248

Until November 27, Cote St. Luc library hosts a lecture series. Nov. 17: The revolutionaries, Lenin, Trotsky and the Rise of Political Vanguardism. Nov. 20: The Anti-Revolutionaries: Mussolini, Hitler, and the Conservative and Social Democratic Opposition to Left and Right Vanguardism. Nov. 27: The Synthesizers, from Franklin Roosevelt and James Burnham to the Neoconservatives and the Obama administration. $6 per lecture. 5851 Cavendish. Info: 514-485-6900

Until December 8, Westmount Y hosts a free lecture series. Nov. 10: Third World Debt. Nov. 24: Skin Care. Dec. 2: Humour as a Survival Mechanism. Dec. 8: Green Living, . 4585 Sherbrooke W. Info: 514-931-6770 x 248

Wednesday, November 11 at 8pm, Beth Zion Sisterhood presents a book review with Rabbi Ira Ebbin discussing The People of the Book by Pulitzer Prize winner Geraldine Brooks. 5740 Hudson, Beth Zion Congregation. Info: 514-489-8411 x24

Wednesday, November 11 at 8:30pm, School of Canadian Irish Studies presents a lecture by Dr. Claudia Kinmonth, Through Artists’ Eyes: Irish Farmhouse Interiors as depicted in Nineteenth Century Paintings, in rm H-1220, Hall Building, 1455 DeMaisonneuve W. Info: 514-931-6770 x 248

Thursday, November 12 from 7:30pm to 9pm, JGH Hope and Cope Wellness Centre presents a lecture and discussion, Cancer in the Family: Helping Your Children Understand a Cancer Diagnosis in the Family. Panel includes two families with children who have experienced a cancer diagnosis and Yvonne Clarke, an experienced therapist specializing in families, cancer and grief. 4635 Cote St. Catherine. Info: 514-340-3616.

Wednesday, November 18 at 7:30pm, Jewish Public Library hosts an illustrated book talk on The White Space Between with author and Jewish book award winner, Ami Sands at 5151 Cote St. Catherine. $5/$10 non-members. Info: 514-345-6479

Thursday, November 19 from 11am to 2pm, Helvetia Seniors Club hosts a lecture on the End of Life Reflections by Gillian Fisher followed by a luncheon and meeting at the Restaurant Monkland Grill. Info: 514-481-2928

Friday, November 20 from 10am to 11:30am, The South Shore Community Partners Network presents Living Longer and Keeping Fit, with Janice Burdon, a McGill certified fitness trainer and motivational speaker at the Cynthia Coull Arena, 195 Empire. Info: 450-466-1325


Saturday, November 21 at 3pm, St. Clements Anglican Church presents a concert with Paul Stewart on piano. Saturday, December 5 at 3pm, Jonathan Tsay will perform Berg - Sonata, Op. 1; Liszt - Sonata; Medtner - Three pieces, Op.31 on the piano. 4322 Wellington. Info: 450-769-5373


Till November 15, Tuesday to Sunday at 8pm, Saturday and Sunday at 2pm, Altera Vitae productions presents Bent, a play about acceptance, tolerance and love in the wrong place and time at Espace 4001, 4001 Berri. Info: 514-287-8912


What's Happening October 2009

October 13: The Women’s Art Society of Mtl. presents M. Waschal Seeing the Unspeakable

October 20: Claire Holden Rothman on the Heart Specialist: Facts and Fiction. October 27: Jackie Rae Wloski on Art is my Lifestyle. All events take place Tuesdays 1:30pm at McCord Museum, 690 Sherbrooke W.

Until October 18: Of Time and Place: Works by Rita Briansky, recent and of the nineties at 4259 Ste. Catherine St. W. west of Greene near Clarke. Info: 514-658-7214.

Thursday October 15 – Saturday October 17 St. Paul’s Anglican Church hosts its annual art show and sale at 377 4th Avenue in Lachine. Works of 70 artists from Montreal. Info: 514-634-1965


Saturday October 15 9am–3pm St. Thomas More Womens Club holds a flea market and craft sale in the church hall, 978 Moffat. Info: 514-768-4741

Saturday October 17, 10am–5pm and Sunday October 18, 11am–4pm Beaconsfield library presents their 8th annual book sale in the lawn bowling annex, 303 Beaconsfield. Info: 514-697-4662‎

Saturday October 17, 10am–2pm, 50 Plus club of N.D.G. holds their annual bazaar at Rosedale Queen Mary United Church, 6870 Terrebonne. Books, baked goods, crafts, jewellery, white elephant tables. Info: 514-872-1764

Saturday November 7, 9:30am–2:30pm the Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul host their fall fair at 3417 Redpath. Donation of a non-perishable food item. All proceeds go to local charities. Saturday, November 7 from 9:00am–3:00pm the Sons of Scotland Benevolent Association will host their 39th annual bazaar featuring delicious homemade sweets and new and used items at bargain prices. The bazaar will be held at the Scottish Centre of Montreal, Champlain corner Verdun, Montreal.


Thursday, October 15, 11am–2pm, The Helvetia Seniors Clubs invites all to a lecture on financial planning by Ernst Blaser, followed by a luncheon and meeting at Restaurant Monkland Grill, 6151 Monland. Info: 514- 481-2928

Thursdays at 2pm Centre Greene will hold Ballroom Dance Classes for People Living with Parkinson’s. Physiotherapist Ellen Rubin and instructor Malcolm MacRae provide social dance classes for those with stage 2 Parkinson’s and their able-bodied partners. Info: 514-484-2016


Volunteer West Island offers free beginner bridge and warm-up & stretch class at 1 de l’Eglise, Sainte-Anne de Bellevue. Info: 514-457-5445 x228.


Saturday October 10 at 1:30pm, Royal Canadian Legion Branch 94 will host their monthly Crib Tournament at 205 Empire, Greenfield Park. Registration: 11:30-1:00. $20 a team of two.

Saturday, October 10 from 10am to 1pm the city of Montreal is hosting a fall compost giveaway in Kent Park, at Côte-des-Neiges and Kent. Along with proof of residency, people should bring a shovel and containers for taking the compost home. Info:

October 14 and October 28 at 12:15pm the Seniors’ Luncheon Club will host a nutritious home-cooked three-course benefit luncheon in the Sunroom at Centre Greene, 1090 Greene Avenue. 5$. Info: 514-931-6202

Thursday October 15 at 7pm Yellow Door hosts a poetry and prose reading at 3265 Aylmer. Info: 514-398-6243

Tuesday, October 20 from 2–4pm Centre Greene host their Caregiver’s Tea at Centre Greene, providing support, information and resources for caregivers. Info 514-931-6202

Thursday, October 22 from 5pm–8pm, Montreal Black Resource Centre presents the launch of Shirley Small’s book of poems Tribute at 6767 Côte des Neiges. Info: 514-342-2247 or 450-465-5209

Wednesday, October 28 at 7:30pm, Legacy of Learning presents the book launch of If We Could Hear Them Now: Encounters with Jewish Heroines of the Past by Alice Becker Lehrer at the Jewish Public Library, 5151 Côte St-Catherine. $5 students + members/$10 non-members. Info: 514-345-6416

Wednesday, October 28 9am–9pm, McGill presents their annual book fair at 3461 McTavish St. (Terrace Entrance)

Saturday November 7: McGill holds an eye screening clinic at Royal Victoria Hospital in E4. Free parking available, medicare card required. Call for an appointment: 450-923-2383 9am-4pm


Wednesday, October 7 at 7pm Ronald Cohen discusses Churchill and the Jews by Martin Gilbert at Temple Emanu-El-Beth Sholom, 395 Elm. $10 Info: 514-937-3575

Saturdays, October 10 to December 19 at 3pm St.Clement’s Anglican Church will host a bi-weekly recital series consisting of six piano concerts. Free will offering. 4322 Wellington. Info: 514-769-5373

Wednesday, October 14 at 12:30pm, Atwater Library hosts a lecture by Michele Nadeau, who will talk about her grandmother, Therese Casgrain, suffragist and first woman party leader in Canada. 1200 Atwater. Info: 514-935-7344 ­­­ Tuesday, October 20 at 1:30pm Beaconsfield Library hosts a free lecture, Women Photographers: Then and Now featuring speaker Dr. Janice Anderson at 303 Beaconsfield. Info: 514-428-4460.

Thursday, October 22 at 5pm, John Molson School of Business presents Capitalizing on culture: competitiveness, sustainability and sense of place in post-boom Ireland, a lecture by Dr. Jim Kennell. Rm MB 02-210, 1450 Guy. Info: 514-848-5131.

Sunday, October 25 at 9:30am Beth Zion Congregation presents Memory and Aging at 5740 Hudson. $5, includes breakfast. Info: 514-489-8411

theatre Sunday, October 25, a staged play reading in Hebrew of Pull the Plug, the Water is Boiling will be performed at 7:30 pm at 5151 Côte Ste-Catherine. $10 members/$15 non-members. To reserve: 514-345-6416 or


What's Happening September 2009

Sunday September 13 from 1 to 5pm and Monday September 14 from 11am to 4pm Creative Social Center will hold an exhibition and sale of paintings and sculptures at Chevra Kadisha Synagogue, 5237 Clanranald. Info: 514-488-0907

Until September 13, Wednesday to Friday from 1pm-5pm and Saturday and Sunday from 1pm-5pm Le Collectif d’Artistes Mile End display their exhibition titled Le Collage. Info: 514-271-3383

Until September 26 Beaconsfield Library exhibits oil and pastel paintings by Robert Vanasse at 303 Beaconsfield. Meet the artist September 13 2pm-4pm. Info:

September 26 and 27 from 1pm-5pm Koryu Shotokai Ikebana School presents Autumn Songs, an annual exhibition where each flower arrangement attains the harmony of forms, rhythm and colour. Sunday September 27 at 1:30pm there will be an oboe concert by Ling-Fei Lang. Bon-Pasteur Chapel, 100 Sherbrooke E. Info: 514-844-4693

Sunday September 13 from 9am-2pm the Ladies Auxiliary of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 94 hold their fall flea market. Breakfast served beginning at 9am. 205 Empire. Info: 450-466-0308

Wednesday, September 16 at 7:30pm Atwater Library hosts its monthly book club meeting. Mary Soderstrom will lead a discussion on The Reader. Info: 514-935-7344

Saturday, September 19 at 8pm Single Persons Association invites 35+ singles to its farewell summer dance party at Ste. Catherine Laboure Church, 448 Trudeau. $12. Info: 514-366-8600

Sunday, September 20 at 7:30pm Zoological Society of Montreal will visit Blair Orchard and Île Bernard. $55. Tuesday, September 15 the monthly meeting will be held at 1444 Union. Info: 514-845-8317

Saturday, September 26 at 9:30am Montreal Urban Hikers Walking Club will take a guided walk in Westmount, starting at Victoria Hall, 4626 Sherbrooke W. Saturday, September 12 at 9:30am the club will meet at Beaver Lake Chalet. $2 donation. Info: 514-938-4910

Wednesdays, September 30 and October 7 at 1pm, Atwater Library, 1200 Atwater, presents a beading workshop on making wire-links necklaces. $25. To register: 514-935-7344

September 9 and 10 at 10am, Nordic Walking and other senior activities will take place at the Dollard Des Ormeaux Civic Center. Info: 514-684-1012 ext 290

September 8 - December 12 Creative Boost presents Streams of Consciousness, a series in literature, music and visual arts. Guests include Rawi Hage, Hans Tutschuku, Pierre Nepveu and others. Dialogue with Professor Norman Cornett. Info: 514-844-7752

Wednesday September 9 at 9:30am Temple Emmanu-El-Beth Sholom holds their 2009 Book Lovers Forum. Larry Weller reviews the poignant account of contemporary India, and Balram Halwai, a servant in the caste system a 395 Elm. $8. Info: 514-937-3575

Sunday, September 13 at 9am Ovarian Cancer Canada invites the public to walk in the Winners Walk of Hope event starting at Complexe environementale St. Michel. $25. Proceeds go to Ovarian Cancer Canada. Registration required. Info: or 1-877-413-7970

Sunday September 13 from 4pm-6pm Beth Zion Congregation invites people to roll up their sleeves and knead together to make traditional challah. Activities are planned while the dough is rising. 5740 Hudson. Reservation required. Info: 514-489-8411 x24

Monday, September 14 at 7pm, Temple Emanu-El Beth Sholom holds Chocolate Tasting and Beyond, including tasty treats and a nutritionist’s tips on how to include chocolate in a healthy lifestyle. $15. Info & registration: 514-342-1234, Local 7201

Monday, September 15 at 1pm Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 85/90 presents a military whist card party at 3015 Henri Dunant. Info: 514-637-8002

Wednesday, September 23 at 7pm West Island Palliative Care Residence will host Fashion for Funds at Chateau Vaudreuil Pavilion. $50 (first come first serve seating) $100 (VIP seating). 21700 TransCanada. Info: 514-693-1718

Thursday, September 24 at 7pm The Yellow Door hosts a night of poetry and prose featuring author and filmmaker David Homel, spoken word song artist Moe Clark, and others. 3625 Aylmer. $5. Info: 514-939-4173

Wednesday September 30 Temple Emmanu-El-Beth Sholom invites you to join them for a light dinner and discussion with well-known journalist, broadcaster and author, Joe King. 395 Elm. Info: 514-937-3575

Wednesday, September 30 at 7pm the Visual Arts Centre hosts a night of poetry and prose featuring poet Alessandra Naccarato, author Virginia McClure, journalist Carolyne Van Der Meer and others. 350 Victoria. Info: 514-488-9558

Thursday, October 1 at 7pm Atwater Library presents the Atwater Poetry Project led by poet Katia Grubisic, with readings from John Reibetanz and A.F. Moritz. Free. 1200 Atwater. Info: 514-935-7344

October 21 to 25 Congregation Beth-El, 1000 Lucerne, and the Showtime Players present Put the Blame on Mom. $20; matinées $18. Info: 514-738-4766

Tuesday, September 15 at 10am Beaconsfield Library presents a lecture by Bhaskar Boswami titled Yogic Principle for Optimum Health, which will discuss the five basic principles of yoga. Info: 514-935-7344

Thursday, September 17 at 12:30pm Atwater Librar y hosts Dr. David Millar for its lunchtime series on Networking for the environment: excitement, examples, success. Info: 514-935-7344

Thursday, September 24 at 12:30pm Atwater Library hosts Danish author Peter Fogtdal for their Lunchtime Series. He will discuss and read from his book The Tsar’s Dwarf. Info: 514-935-7344

Tuesday, September 29 at 9:30am Beaconsfield Library presents a book and film review of The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd. Info: 514-935-7344

Wednesday October 7 at 7pm Temple Emmanu-El-Beth Sholom hosts a special evening event entitled Churchill and the Jews by Martin Gi l ber t. Professor Ronal d Cohen reviews the neglected aspects of Churchill’s career, his relationship to the Jews and Jewish issues. 395 Elm. Info: 514-937-3575

Thursday, October 1 at 12:30pm Tailsman Theatre presents an excerpt from the play Rock, Paper, Jackknife for Atwater Librar y’s lunchtime series. The play premieres at Centaur Theatre’s Brave New Looks festival the following week. Free. Info: 514-935-7344

Tuesday October 6 at 7pm, McGill Faculty of Medicine film & discussion series presents “Films that transform: In Dialogue with Others on the Journey”. Moyse Hall Arts Building, 853 Sherbrooke W $10/$5 students & seniors. Info:


What's Happening July-August 2009


July 13 - August 7 FOFA gallery presents Solitary Crowding, Momoko Allard’s photographs of nightly Tokyo train rides at 1515 St. Catherine W. Info: 514-848-2424 x 5467

Until the end of September the Westmount Historical Association presents a selection of 12 photos from their archival collection at 4333 Sherbrooke W.

Until September 27, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts presents Expanding Horizons: Painting and Photography of American and Canadian Landscape 1860-1918 at 1379 Sherbrooke W.

July 14, August 11, September 8 at 6pm Hope and Cope hosts its potluck supper for cancer patients, survivors, families and friends at the Hope and Cope Wellness Centre, 4635 Côte Ste. Catherine. Info: 514-340-3616

Wednesdays The Teapot 50+ Centre, 2901 St Joseph, Lachine, host lunch, foot clinic, tap dancing and tai chi. $3. Info: 514-637-5627

July 29 -August 17 Circles and Squares Dance Club and Volunteer West Island hold square dancing lessons for seniors on Mondays, at 35 Maywood. No partner necessary. Free. Info: 514-457-5445

Mondays from 5:45pm-8:25pm Concordia Toastmasters Club offers a course to master the skills of effective communication in a supportive environment. SGW campus,Henry F. Hall Building, 1455 De Maisonneuve W, room H-760. Info: 514-848-4507

Monday-Thursday from 10am-11am South Shore Community Partners Network will continue its low impact exercise program in the summer at various churches. Info: 450-466-1325

August 29 from 10am - 8pm and August 30 from 10am - 6pm Pointe-à-Callière holds its 18th Century Public Market, a festive marketplace that features authentic foods and products and offers a glimpse of life during the French Regime at Place Royale and around the museum. Info: 514-872-7578

July 25 and 26 the Montreal International Dragon Boat Race Festival takes place at the Olympic Basin in Parc Jean-Drapeau. Live entertainment, arts and crafts, children’s drawing contest, and vendors. The festival attracts over 200 teams from North America. Free. Info: 514-866-7001

July 20 at 7:30pm AMI-Quebec holds a free support group for people living with mental illness (depression, bipolar, hoarding,OCD, schizophrenia) at 4333 Côte Ste. Catherine July 22 at 6:30pm the organization holds a support group for caregivers of people with a mental illness at 10 Churchill, suite 105. Info: 514-486-1448

Until November 15 the Biodôme presents VIP Visitors from Madagascar, an ecosystem typical of the east coast of Africa will be recreated in the heart of the biodome. Info: 514-868-3053

Until November 1 at 10:30am and 1:30pm the Botanical Gardens offers guided tours of the outdoor gardens at 4101 Sherbrooke E. Free. Info: 514-872-1400, 514-484-0223

Fridays from 11am-3pm John Abbott students in collaboration with Volunteer West Island host a brunch and bingo at Ste Anne Church, 1 de l'Église in Ste Anne de Bellevue. $5. Info: 514-457-5445 x 230

July 15 and August 19 at 5:30pm Temple Emanu- El Beth Sholom will hold their summer marriage information meeting. Couples considering intermarriage or conversion by one partner before marriage are invited to attend. Info: 514-937-3575

July 18 and 19 at 8pm and 11am Music Camerata present a varied programme of works by Dohnayi, Grieg and Sibelius on the piano, at the Old Brick Church in West Brome. Free. Info: 514-263-3246

The West Island Chorus, an award-winning four part harmony barbershop chorus for women, affiliated with Sweet Adelines International, is holding auditions for new members. Info: 514-626-4311

July 8, 15, 22, 29 & August 5 at 7:30pm the Orchestre Metropolitain, Angele Dubeau, La Pieta, Quartango, the Montreal Chamber Orchestra, Opus Lib and others perform at Centre Pierre- Charbonneau, 3000 Viau. Info: 514-899-0644

August 12 Randy Bachman and Burton Cummings performat Théâtre St. Denis, 1594 St. Denis. Info: 514-790-1111

Saturdays from 10am-3pm Saint Antonin Parish holds a rummage sale at 4915 Earnscliffe.

Thursdays from 11am-2pm St George’s Anglican Church holds Boutique St. George at 1101 Stanley. Info: 514-571-4161

Saturdays from 10am-noon, Beaurepaire United Church opens their Bargain Basement at 25 Fieldfare in Beaconsfield. $2. Info: 514-695-5448

July 8-24 Players Theatre presents I am I, a dark, comedic, Rock n’ Roll play at 3480 McTavish. Info: 514-342-7936

Citizen Advocacy is looking for a volunteer to socialize with a 91 year old woman. They are also looking for someone to keep a very pleasant man in DDO living with Parkinson’s and Lou Gherig’s Disease company on Thursday afternoons. Info: 514-694-5850.

CLSC René-Cassin is looking for volunteers for its drop-in centre to animate activities and stimulate those who have experienced a loss of autonomy. Info: 514-488-3673 x 1351 or 1354

The New Hope Senior Citizens’ Centre in NDG needs volunteers with cars, to drive seniors or to deliver Meals on Wheels. 40 cents a kilometre is paid for fuel. Info: 514-484-0425

Info-Abuse Line and Care Ring Voice Network need volunteers to answer their phone lines. Minimal computer skills required. Info: 514-484-7878 x 1473 or 1436


What's Happening June 2009


Thursday June 11 at 3pm the watercolor art class of Place Kensington Seniors Residence presents their annual vernissage and painting sale. Portion of proceeds donated to Batshaw youth and family centers. Wine and cheese will be served. 4430 St. Catherine W. Info: 514-935-1212.

Until June 26 Concordia University presents their 7th annual graduating students exhibition with works representing a wide range of fine arts disciplines at 1515 St. Catherine. Info: 514-848-2424 ext. 7962

Until August 2 Mile-End Gallery presents Abstraction, an exhibition of abstract art by the artists from the Collectif Ame-Art. Vernissage June 18 from 6pm - 8pm. Info: 514-271-3383.


Mondays at 10am the Teapot 50+ Center has a walking group at 901 St. Joseph, Tuesdays there is a cycling group, and Fridays Scrabble is offered. Info: 514-637-5627

June 10 at 7:30pm Atwater book club discusses The Girl in the Tangerine Scarf by Mohja Kahf. 1200 Atwater. Info: 514-935-7344.

Saturday June 27 at 9:30am Montreal Urban Hikers walking club hold their monthly weekend walk in Nun’s Island at 38 Place du Commerce. There will be a car pool from Lionel Groulx Métro at 9am. Confirm before June 20 and bring water and comfortable shoes. $2. Info: 514-366-9108.


Wednesdays from 11am-12pm Centre Greene, 1090 Greene, offers tai-chi based movement and stretch classes. Info: 514-931-6202.

Thursdays at 2pm Centre Greene, 1090 Greene, offers ballroom dance classes for those living with stage 1 and 2 Parkinson’s. Must bring an able-bodied partner. No drop-ins. Info: 514-484-2016.

August 24 to 28 Centre Greene holds the Green Avenue Ballet Camp. Age 8 and up. Registration ends July 17. $240. Info:

This Spring and Summer Atwater Library offers computer workshops in Flicker, family history research, booking travel online, facebook, job hunting, ebay, blogging, powerpoint, searching the web, windows, e-mail, excel and word. Info and registration: 514-935-7344


Friday June 12 from 1pm-3:30pm the Catherine Booth Hospital hosts its Osteoporosis Clinic day at 4375 Montclair. Refreshments. Info: 514-481-0431.

Saturday June 13 at 7pm and 9pm Studio 303 presents Danse Pour Tous with performances of African dance, yogadance, contemporar y and hoopdance. $5 in advance, $10 at the door. Info: 514-393-3771.

Co-owners of MonTango: Andrea Sheperd and husband Wolfgang Mercado doing the tango at NDG park

Wednesday June 17 at 10:30 am Unitarian Church of Montreal hosts a midday meal with music. Bridge and scrabble at 10:30am, music and meal at 1:30pm. $5. Info: 514-934-4956.

Wednesday June 17 at 1pm Scottish Centre of Montreal hosts a Gordonians Whist at the centre located at the corner of Stephens and Champlain. $2.50. Info: 514-768-1301.

Wednesday June 17 from 8am-7pm the Teapot 50+ Center invites you to join them for a day in the 1860’s and travel back in time to a place where ever ything was simple at Upper Canada Village. $33. Info: 514-637-5627.

June 20 at 8pm Single Person’s Association invites all 35+ singles to their June Mix and Mingle Dance Party at St. Catherine Laboure Churrch, 448 Trudeau. $12. Info: 514-366-8600.

June and July National Council of Jewish Women of Canada offers its 2009 summer travel festival with trips to Ottawa, Charlevoix, Hudson Village Theatre, Saratoga Ballet, Upper Canada Playhouse, Lac Brome Theatre, and Festival de Lanaudiere. Info: 514-733-7589.

Sunday June 28 at 10:45am Unitarian Church of Montreal hold their annual picnic service in Westmount Park. Bring your own chairs, food and blankets. Info: 514-485-9933

June 25 and 30 Atwater Libaray presents a beading workshop at 1200 Atwater. $25, includes supply kit. Advance registration required. Info: 514-935-7344.


Monday June 15 at 7:30pm the Jewish Geneological Society of Montreal presents a lecture by Simon Jacobs titled The History of the Jewish Community Quebec City, at the Gelber Conference Centre, 5151 Côte Ste. Catherine. Info: 514-484-0969.

Tuesday June 16 at 7:30pm Rabbi Ebbin leads a discussion titled What’s Love Got To Do With It: Sex in the Bible at the Beth Zion Congregation, 5740 Hudson. Info: 514-489-8411.

MonTango, 5588A Sherbrooke W., offers free trial classes in Argentine tango from June 22 to 25 at 6pm. The regular summer session begins June 29. Also, from June 26 to Aug. 28, the school holds tango in NDG park every Friday from 6 to 9pm, with an introductory lesson at 6:30. Everyone welcome, with or without a partner. Info: 514-486-5588 or

Tuesday June 16 from 7pm-9pm Loblaws Cavendish hosts lawyer Allan Gold, who will lead a lecture and discussion regarding wills. 6600 St. Jacques. Info: 514-933-0643.

June 17 at 2pm and June 18 at 7pm Robert Adams reviews Mister Pip by Lloyd Jones at the Oscar Peterson Concert Hall. $25. Info: 514-488-1152.

Starting July 2 CSSS Cavendish is offering Jog Your Mind - a free ten week series for seniors designed to promote cognitive vitality. 5800 Cavendish, rooms 20-21 from 9am-11am. Info: 514-484-7878 ext. 1366.


Tuesday June 16 at 6:30pm Symphony Grand Salon in Delta hotel hosts the MCO’s Viennese Concert Ball. The Montreal Chamber Orchestra is fighting to continue its mission of providing free concerts to Montrealers. Proceeds go to Funding the MCO. $150, $70 tax-deductable. Info: 514-871-1224

Friday June 19 at 8pm St. Johns United Church, 98 Aurora in Pointe Claire, hosts the Palmetto Mastersingers and Montreal Welsh Male Choir. Repertoire: Mozart to Motown, Beethoven to Beatles. $15. Info: 514-693-1186.


June 12-20 St. Ambroise Montreal Fringe Festival presents Alex Eddington performing a solo comic monologue titled Tired Cliches at 4170 St. Urbain. $11. Info: 514-849-3378.

Friday June 12-14 at 8pm Westmount Community Theatre performs The Ballad of the Sad Café at Westmount Park Church Hall, 4695 de Maisonneuve W. Free. Donations are welcome. Info: 514-486-7423.


CLSC René-Cassin is looking for volunteer greeters to man the medical clinic. And on Monday June 15 volunteers are needed to help out at an elder-abuse awareness event. Info: 514-488-3673 ext. 1351.

June 17 - June 25 from 10am to 11pm the Yiddish Theatre Festival is looking for volunteers to help staff the festival. Participants will be assigned hours according to their schedules. There will be an orientation session on June 15 at etiher 5pm or 7pm. Info:


What's Happening May 2009


Friday, May 8 Temple Emanu-El-Beth Sholom exhibits and sells the work of over thirty artists in an exhibition entitled Matri-Art; A Family Affair, a mother’s day arts and crafts sale. Vernissage after services. Saturday, May 9 from 12:30pm - 2:30pm and Sunday, May 10 from 1pm - 4pm. 4100 Sherbrooke W. Info: 514-937-3575.

Until, May 30 Beaconsfield Library presents mixed media by Franki Vergil and her daughter Kim Vergil entitled Mother and Daughter at 303 Beconsfield. Meet artists Sunday May 10 2–4pm.

June 1 to 3 Beaurepaire-Beaconsfield Historical Society presents Women’s Work a display from the past of needlework at the Beaconsfield Library, 303 Beaconsfield.


Saturday May 9 from 10am–2pm Anglican Church of the Resurrection holds a flea market/ garage sale at 99 Mount Pleasant.

June 6 from 9am-1pm St. Paul’s Anglican Church holds their annual garage and bake sale at 377-44th Ave. Info: 514-634-1965.


Wednesday May 13 at 7:30pm Atwater Library book club discusses Falling Man by Don DeLillo at 1200 Atwater. Info: 514-935-7344.

Tuesday May 19 Rachel Jacklyn Bilodeau speaks at 7:30 pm at Zoological Society, 1444 Union. Info: 514-845-8317.

Thursday May 21 from 11am-2pm Helvetica Seniors Club presents a workshop by Dr. Dally Dastoor on Aging Memory and Changes followed by luncheon at Monkland Grill. Info: 514-481-2928.


May 9 and 10 at 6:30pm Dorval Strathmore United Church hosts a murder mystery fundraiser dinner at 310 Brookhaven. $30/$25 for students and seniors. To reserve: 514-793-9879.

May 11 and May 25 at 7:30pm Ami-Quebec hosts support groups for people living with mental illness at 4222 Cote St. Catherine. May 13 and 27 at 6:30pm groups are held at 10 Churchill, South Shore, suite 205. Info: 514-486-1448.

Tuesday May 12 at 7pm Atwater Library will continue their poetry project at 1200 Atwater with poets Katia Grubisic, Christian Bok, Jen Currin and Christine Leclerc. Info: 514-935-7344.

Thursday May 21 at 8:30am Auberge Shalom pour Femmes hosts their 20th anniversary breakfast at the Just for Laughs loft, 2111 St. Lawrence Blvd. featuring ECS jazz vocalist ensemble and speaker M. Adelia Ferreira, attorney, and Honoree Miriam Charron, founding president. $100. Info: 514-731-0833.

Saturday, May 23 from 11am-4pm, the 4th annual Caribbean Luncheon will be held at St. Thomas Church, 6897 Somerled corner Rosedale. $20. Under $10: $5. Info: 514-484-2750.

Thursday June 4 from 6pm-8pm the Council for Black Aging will meet at Union United Church, 307 Delisle.

Monday May 11 Senator Hugh Segal, Q.C. will speak at the St. James Literary Society’s Annual Dinner. Reservations: 514-484-0146.

Wednesday May 13 from 7pm-9pm Thomas More Institute begins their spring interview series on Legacies – Reflecting on the Worlds We Inherit. $10. 3405 Atwater. Info: 514-935-7344.

Thursday May 14 at 7pm Dr. Richard Béliveau speaks on Diet and Cancer Prevention at Jewish General Hospital, Cote-des-Neiges Entrance (Pavillon A) in B106. Limited space. To reserve: 514-340-8222, ext. 3872.

Thursday May 21 at 7pm notary Kelly Woodford speaks on Legal Issues: Brainy Boomers and Beyond at Côte Saint-Luc Library, 5851 Cavendish. $3. Info: 514-485-6900.

Wednesday May 27 Athanasios Katsarkas, director of the dizziness clinic at RVH will speak at 12:30pm at Atwater Library. Info: 514-935-7344.

Saturday May 9 at 7pm Church of St. Columba by-the-lake presents Kids Helping Kids, a benefit concert featuring West-Island music students at 11 Rodney. Proceeds to orphan-care day programs in Malawi. Donations welcomed. Info: 514-364-3027.

Sunday May 10 at 8pm Segal Centre hosts a Mother’s Day jazz special at 5170 Cote Sainte Catherine. John Roney and the Silverbirch Quartet perform. Seniors $15. Info: 514-739-7944.

Sunday May 10 at 7:30 pm the Viva Voce choir will be recapping the last 10 years of their choices in music. Redpath Hall, 3461 McTavish. $30; Seniors: $25; Students: $10 Info: 514-398-4547.

Thursday May 14 at 7:30pm Conseil des arts de Montreal and the Eleanor London Library present I Musici celebrating their 25th anniversary. Works by Mozart with performances by I Musici founders Yuli and Eleonore Turovsky. $10. 5851 Cavendish. Info: 514-485-6900.

Saturday May 16 at 8pm Lakeshore Concert Band presents its annual concert Gala highlighting music from Broadway and films at Oscar Peterson Hall, 7141 Sherbrooke W. $15/$10 students and seniors. Info: 514-428-0636.

Saturday May 23 at 7:30 pm Montreal City Voices, the West-Island Chorus, the South Shore Saints and the Greater Montreal Chorus present acapella music to benefit Montreal Shriners Hospital for Children at Oscar Peterson Concert Hall, 7141 Sherbrooke W. $25. Info: 514-685-1126.

Sunday May 24 at 3 pm Voices for Hope, a 65 voice community choir directed by Douglas Knight performs Broadway Plus at Cedar Park United Church, 204 Lakeview. $20/students $12. Proceeds to assist Grandmothers to Grandmothers. Info: 514-630-4636 or 514-637-7125.

Sunday May 31 at 8pm Shtreiml, a Klezmer bandwill perform at Temple Emanu-El-Beth Sholom, 4100 Sherbrooke W. $20. Info and reservations: 450-672-9788.

Cavalia is held over until June 1 at Metropolitan Blvd corner Decarie. Info: 1-866-999-8111.

May 9, 15, 16, 22, 23 Becket Players Musical Theatre celebrates 35 years of entertainment at DDO Civic Center. $25. Info: 514-465-3029.


What's Happening April 2009

April 16-23, Universite de Montreal presents the 23rd inter-university photography competition, featuring over 400 photographs taken by university students. Vernissage April 16, 5pm. Free. Tues-Thurs and Sunday 12-6pm at Centre d’exposition de U de M, 2940 Côte-Sainte-Catherine. Info: 343-6111 ext 4694.

April 18 from 9am-5pm and April 19, 10am-4pm, Deux-Montagnes Quilt Guild presents their Quilt Show at 141 Legion, Deux-Montagnes. Quilt raffle, tea room, demos and merchants. Info: 450-473-0517.

April 25 and 26, 10am-5pm, West Island artists exhibit at Beaconsfield Yacht Club, 26 Lakeshore Rd. Percentage of sales donated to adolescent colon cancer research. Vernissage April 24, 5pm-10pm. Info: 514-695-1272.

On the full moon of every month at 9pm, Ça décoiffe sponsors the works of over 10 Montreal photographers. 4526 Papineau, near Mont-Royal. Info: 514-229-4228 or 514-529-4156.

Concordia senior non-credit program offers undergraduate courses for 55+ at a greatly reduced fee. Info on spring and summer sessions: 514-848-2424, ext 3893.

Mondays, 7:30pm - 9:00pm AMI Québec holds supports groups for caregivers and those suffering from mental illness, helping them to better understand and cope with the implications of the illness at 4333 Côte Ste- Catherine. Info: 514-486-1448.

Thursdays at 2 pm, Centre Greene invites people living with Parkinson’s to their Ballroom Dance classes with Ellen Rubin, retired physiotherapist who specialized in the treatment of neurological conditions and has been a dancer for 12 years. This is a social dance class for those living with Stage 1 or Stage 2 Parkinson’s. Bring an able-bodied partner. No drop-ins. 1090 Greene Ave. $10 a class. Info and registration: 514-484-2016.

Wednesdays from 11am-noon join Craig Cormack for Taï Chi based movement and stretch classes at Centre Greene, 1090 Greene. $10 a class. Info and registration: 514-931-6202.

Wednesday April 8 at 12:15pm Centre Greene hosts a Senior Luncheon. $5. Cabane a Sucre meal. Info: 514-931-6202.

Saturday April 25 at 9am Montreal Urban Hikers Walking Club offers a guided walk of Dorval starting at 9:30am at the western end of Summerlea Park in Lachine. Car pool from Angrignon Metro at 9am. Confirmation required before April 18. $2. Info: 514-366-9108 or 514-938-4910.

Monday April 27 Zoological Society hosts a field trip to Boise Von Allmen. View migratory birds and spring flowers. Joan Ouellette will speak April 21. Info: 514-485-8317.

Wednesday April 15 at 12pm, St. Thomas More Parish hosts their card party and military whist at 978 Moffat, Verdun. $5. Refreshments. Bring your own cards. Prizes.

Thursday April 16 at 7pm, Atwater Library presents readings by Jan Conn, Carolyn Smart, Barry Dempster and Sue Sinclair as part of the Atwater Poetry Project at 1200 Atwater.

Saturday April 18 from 10am-3pm Atwater Library hosts a book sale featuring older and out of print books at 1200 Atwater.

Saturday April 18 Royal Canadian Legion Verdun, Branch no. 4, holds a dinner/dance at 4538 Verdun. Music from South of 40 and hot meal. $35. Info: 514-769-2489.

Sunday April 19 at 11am Scottish Centre of Montreal holds a buffet brunch at 1610 Stephens, Verdun. $12. Info: 514-366-0708.

Saturday April 24 and April 25 from noon-4:30pm Steri-Animal is holding an adoption clinic for cats at Global-Pitou, Plaza Pointe Claire. Info: 514-938-6150.

Saturday April 30 at 12:30pm Atwater Library hosts Books Road show with antiquarian booksellers Wilfrid de Freitas and Susan Ravdin at 1200 Atwater. Get an expert opinion on the value of your books. $2/book for members, $3 for non-members.

Tuesday May 12, 2009 Alzheimer Groupe organizes a Gala Evening fundraiser at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. Guests will visit the “Imagine” Exhibition, commemorating the 40th anniversary of John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s “bed-in” at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel. The cocktail reception will begin at 6:30 pm at 1380 Sherbrooke W. Info: 514 485 7233.

Sunday April 12 at 7:30pm Beth Zion Congregation screens Prince of Egypt at 5740 Hudson. $5. Info: 514-489-8411.

Wednesday April 15 at 7pm CHIP presents a captioned film screening of The Band’s Visit. This Israeli film is about bonds that tie rather than boundaries that separate. Info: 514-482-0500, ext. 215.

Thursday April 10 at 7:30pm writers Saleem Narwaz, J.R. Carpenter and Arjun Basu will discuss their work at the Côte St.-Luc Library. $3. 5851 Cavendish. Info: 514-485-6900.

Wednesday April 15 at 7pm Citizens in Action presents a free conference on the failure of the neo-liberal agenda with Julius Grey at the Concordia Hall Building, room 1220.

Tuesday April 15 at 7:30pm, Atwater Library presents Bernard Gottlieb, director of the Montreal Scrabble Club who will speak on Scrabble and its resurgence in popularity. 1200 Atwater.

Thursday April 16 at 1:30pm, Pointe- Claire Public Library presents a panel of organizations on the many enriching opportunities available for seniors. Refreshments. Info: 514-630-1218.

Wednesday April 22 at 11am the Montreal Chapter of the Canadian Aviation Historical Society holds its monthly meeting and welcomes anyone interested in civil, military or vintage aviation. Neil Aird will speak on Beaver aircraft at 365 St. Lois, Pointe Claire. Info: 514-481-8786.

Monday, April 6 at 8pm, McGill Early Music Ensemble performs at Redpath Hall. Free. Info: 514-398-4547 or 514-398-5145.

Thursday, April 9 at 8pm in the Redpath Hall, McGill Baroque Orchestra presents works by Locatelli, Boccherini, Haydn and Vivaldi. Directed by Hank Knox and with guest Mark Fewer, baroque Violin. $10. Info: 514-398-4547.

Saturday April 18 at 7:30pm, Church of St.Columba presents Medieval Mystique at 11 Rodney, Pointe-Claire. Visit medieval France with Estavel performing on copies of period instruments, Suggested donation $10. Info: 514-364-3027.

Thursday April 23 at 6:30pm Yellow Door will hold a poetry and prose reading at 3625 Aylmer. Info: 514-939-4173, 514-845-2600 or

Wednesday, April 22 – 25 and April 29 – May 2 at 8 pm Freestanding Productions presents Women of Manhattan by John Patrick Shanley, directed by Jock Macdonald and codirected by Isabel Farias. 4324 St. Laurent, 3rd flr. Seniors/$12. Info: 514-807-8810.

Wednesday April 22 at 7pm, at the Cote St.-Luc Library, The Performance Play reading Ensemble performs Senior Moments $3. 5851 Cavendish. Info: 514-485-6900.


What’s Happening March 2009


Monday, March 9 from 6-8pm, the Atwater Library offers a computer workshop on intermediate e-mail techniques for experienced e-mail users. 1200 Atwater. $15-$20, advance registration required. Info: 514-935-7344

Tuesday, March 10 from 1-3pm, discover your creativity at the Creative Social Centre Drawing Workshop with artist Beverly Zawitkoski, 5237 Clanranald. $10, supplies included. Wear old clothes. To register: 514-488-0907

Wednesday, March 11 from 10am-noon, the Atwater Library offers a computer workshop on mail merge and labels. 1200 Atwater. $15-$20, advance registration required. Info: 514-935-7344

Monday, March 30 to Friday, April 3 at 7pm, MonTango offers free trial classes in Argentine tango for beginners. Everyone welcome, with or without a partner. 5588A Sherbrooke W. Info: 514-486-5588 or

Mondays at 6:15pm the Parts In Peace Choir holds a potluck dinner followed by a 7:30 rehearsal at the Unitarian Church of Montreal, 5035 de Maisonneuve W. New members welcome. Info: 514-484-5559

Tuesdays at 1:30pm, the Women’s Art Society meets at the McCord Museum, 690 Sherbrooke W. $8 guest fee. Info: 514-737-7268

Tuesdays at 7:30pm, Carmina Choir meets at the Unitarian Church of Montreal, 5035 de Maisonneuve W. New members welcome. Info: 514-931-9028 or 514-843-6497

Wednesdays John Abbot College Sports Centre in Sainte Anne de Bellevue holds a Karate and Chi-Kung workshop. Info: 514-457-0323

Wednesdays from 11am-noon, Centre Greene holds a Tai Chi-based movement and stretch class at 1090 Greene, Westmount. Info: 514-931-6202

Thursdays at 2pm,Centre Greene holds ballroom dance classes for those with stage 1 and 2 Parkinson’s at 1090 Greene, Westmount. Bring an able bodied partner. To register: 514-484-2016

Concordia Senior Non-Credit program offers undergraduate courses for 55+ at a greatly reduced fee. Info: 514-848-2424 x 3893

Sundays Pointe-à-Callière Museum of Architecture and History offers free admission to grandparents (65+) and their grandchildren under 16 at 350 Place Royale. Info: 514-872-9150

Monday, March 9 at 5:30pm, Congregation Beth- El hosts a Purim Party at 1000 Lucerne. Come in costume. Info: 514-738-4766

Friday, March 13 at 6:30pm, St. Paul’s Anglican Church holds a St. Patrick’s Day supper at 379 44th street, Lachine. $25 Family/ $11 adults / $5 children. Info: 514-634-1965

Tuesday, March 17 from noon-3pm, the Teapot Centre holds a St. Patrick’s Day lunch and horseracing event, 2901 St. Joseph, Lachine. Info: 514-637-5627

Wednesday, March 18 from 2-4pm, Manoir Clanranald holds an open house. Everyone welcome. Also, every Monday there is tea and activities for all. Please call to reserve. 5201 Clanranald. Info: 514 577-5060

Saturday, March 24 Academy of Art and Design will host a fundraiser, Design for Diversity, a gathering of student fashion designers and models raising money for charity at Champlain College, 900 Riverside Dr, St. Lambert at 8 pm. $20. Info: 514-677-6775

Saturday, April 4 noon-3pm, Salvation Army sponsors an Easter 55+ luncheon at 1655 Richardson. $15 advance payment. Info: 514-288-2848

Saturday, April 4 10am-3pm, Hungarian United Church hosts a spring bake sale and luncheon at 50 Graham, TMR. Info: 514-483-6916

Saturday, March 14 at 8:30pm, Royal Canadian Legion Verdun hosts a St. Patrick's Dance and Sunday, March 22 at 3:30pm, an open-house with music after the parade at 4538 Verdun. Info: 514-769-2489

Sunday, March 29, the Zoological Society will visit the Laurentians for sugaring off. Info: 514-845-8317

Thursday, March 12 to Saturday, March 22 the 4th edition of the Montreal Human Rights Film Festival at Cinema du Parc and Cinema ONF. Info: 514-842-7127 x 225

Sunday, March 15 at 2pm, Jewish Public Library presents the film God, Man and Devil (Yiddish with English subtitles) at 5151 Côte Ste. Catherine. $10/$5 students and members. Info and tickets: 514-345-2627 x 3006


Monday, March 9 at 6:30 pm, Carole Williams of Trent University speaks on “Puncturing History’s Blindness” as part of the Speaking of Photography Lecture Series 1515 Ste. Catherine W., EV-1.605. Free admission. Info:

Tuesday, March 10 from noon-1pm, the Unitarian Church holds a brown bag lunch and reading of Alice Munro. 5035 Maisonneuve W. Info: 514-485-9933

Thursday, March 12 at 7pm, Yellow Door hosts a night of poetry, prose and music at 3625 Aylmer. $5. Info: 514-939-4173

Thursday, March 12 at 12:30pm, Henry Mietkiewicz speaks on Superman’s Canadian cocreator Joe Shuster at Atwater Library, 1200 Atwater. Info: 514-935-7344

Thursday, March 12 from 7-9:30pm, Economist Jean-Fréderic Lemay and Michael Sacco of ChocoSol fair trade have a roundtable discussion on fair trade at Librairie Paulines, 2653 Masson (corner 2nd Ave). Info: 514-849-3585

Friday, March 13 10am-noon, Gary Schroder, president of the Quebec Family History Society, conducts a workshop on family history research. $15-20. To register: 514-935-7344

Tuesday, March 17 at 12:30pm, Atwater Library holds a St. Patrick’s Day celebration featuring Irish music and a talk by Lorrie Blair of the Centre for Canadian Irish Studies. Info: 514-935-7344

Tuesday, March 17 at 7:30pm, Frederic Boudreault speaks on “The Depth of the St. Laurent and Saguenay Rivers: a closer look at its inhabitants at Montreal Anglican Diocese.” 1444 Union. Info: 514-845-8317

Tuesdays March 17, 24, and 31 at 7:30pm, Jewish Public Library hosts “A Kabbalist in Montreal: The Life and Times of Rabbi Yudel Rosenberg” with Professor Ira Robinson at 5151 Côte Ste. Catherine. $40 /$25 students and members for the series. Info: 514-345-2627 x 3010

Thursday, March 19 at 8pm, David Wilson speaks on “Evolution for Everyone: How Darwin’s Theory Can Change the Way We Think About our Lives” at Oscar PetersonHall, 7141 Sherbrooke W. Info: 514-848-2424 x 2595

Thursday, March 26 at 12:30pm, Edie Austin, Gazette Books Editor, speaks on newspaper book coverage at Atwater Library, 1200 Atwater. Info: 514-935-7344

Wednesday, March 11 at 1pm, historian and satirist Sam Allison speaks on history and the environment at John Abbott College, 21275 Lakeshore, Ste .Anne de Bellevue. Info: 514-457-6610 x 5167

Thursday, March 26 at 7:30pm, Moshe Szyf speaks on “The Hagaddah: What is theMessage?” at Jewish Public Library, 5151 Côte Ste.Catherine. $10/$5 students and members. Tickets: 514-345-2627 x 3042

Thursday, March 12 at 7:30pm, Trio Résonance plays Nature and Romance at St. Columba by-the- Lake church, 11 Rodney, Pointe Claire. Suggested donation is $10. Info: 514-364-3027 or 514-697-8015

Thursday, March 12 at 8pm, the Concordia Department of Music presents the Oscar Peterson Laureate Concert featuring Lucas Haneman at Oscar Peterson Hall, 7141 Sherbrooke W. $5 /students free. Info: 514-848-2424 x 2595

Saturday, March 14 at 3pm, St. Clement’s Anglican Church presents pianist Su Jeon at 4322 Wellington. Info: 514-769-5373

Sunday, March 15 at 7:30pm, Ensemble Sinfonia performs Wagner, Mahler and Sibelius at Oscar Peterson Hall, 7141 Sherbrooke W. $20/$10 students and seniors. Info: 514-848-4848

Wednesday, March 18 to Saturday, March 22 Foundation Arte Musica presents the complete 68 string quartets of Haydn over 4 days at Pollack Hall and Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. $25/$15 seniors/$10 students. Info: 514-398-4547

Wednesday, March 18 at 8pm, McGill Jazz Orchestra plays at Pollack Hall, 555 Sherbrooke W. $10. Info: 514-398-4547

Saturday, March 21 at 8pm, Orchestre Symphonique de L’Isle performs Chabrier, Chausson and Piazzolla at Oscar Peterson Hall, 7141 Sherbrooke W. $20/$10 students and seniors. Tickets at Admission, 514-790-1245 or Info: 514-848-4848

Until Saturday, March 22, Unwashed Grape presents The Assumption of Empire by Ann Lambert at Mainline Theatre, 3997 St. Laurent. $20/$17 seniors and students. To reserve: 514-849-3378

Until Saturday, March 28, Leanor and Alvin Segal theatre presents Tryst, by Karoline Leach at 5170 Côte Ste. Catherine. $35/$31 seniors. Tickets: 514-739-7944

Saturday, March 28 9am-3pm, St. Thomas More Women’s Club holds a flea market and craft sale at 978 Moffat, Verdun. Info: 514-768-4741