Lifestyle ColumnistsNeil McKenty
What’s Happening in October
St. Paul’s Anglican Church • Oct. 12-14
Art show featuring Mireille Lemieux. and over 70 artists. Thurs. 7-9 pm, Fri. 2-4 pm & 7-9 pm, Sat. 10 am-3 pmat 377 44th Avenue. Free, Info: 514-695-2078.
McCord Museum • till Mon. Oct. 16
Transactions, will be displayed on McGill College Ave. Info: 514-398-7100.
Orchidfête 2006 • Sat. & Sun. Oct. 21-22
International Orchid Show at Days Hotel, 1005 Guy, Sat. 12-6 pm, Sun. 9 am-5 pm, $6/seniors & children, $8/general. Info: 514-684-3904.
Université de Montréal • Sun. Oct. 14-Nov. 2
From Vancouver to Halifax: Rethinking and Redefining Social Housing in the City Centre, 2940 Côte Ste. Catherine, free. Tues., Wed., Thurs. & Sun, 12-6 pm. Info: 514-343-6111.
Château Ramezay Museum: Wed. Oct 11 - March Crime and Punishment: Justice in New France, interactive exhibition about New France’s justice system.
St. Mary’s Parish • Sat. Oct. 14
Arts & Crafts Show/Sale, 735 Miller, Greenfield Park, 9:30 am-3:30 pm. Coffee shop, baked goods & surprises. Info: 450-671-0416.
Thrift Shop for the V.O.N. • ongoing
Sale of clothing, jewelry, books, household items Tues.-Sun., 10 am-4 pm at 65 & 57 Ste-Anne St. in Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue. Info: 514-457-1642.
McGill Book Fair • Wed./Thurs. Oct. 25-26
Sponsored by Women Associates of McGill & McGill Women’s Alumnae Association. Books from 25 cents. Info: 514-398-4455.
St. Thomas More Parish • Sat. Oct. 28
Flea Market & Craft Sale. 978 Moffat Ave. corner Bannantyne, Verdun, 9am-3pm. Info: 514-768-4741.
Thrift shop • Tues. & Thurs.
6493 Somerled Ave. Accepting donations.
St. Paul’s Anglican Church • Fri. & Sat. Nov. 10 & 11
Annual Bazaar, Fri. 2-8:30 pm & Sat. 10 am-2 pm. Roast beef dinner 5:15 pm & 6:45 pm ($11/adult, $5/child, $26/family.) Sat. lunch 11:15 am–1:30 pm. $5.
Beaconsfield Library • Sat./Sun.Oct. 21 & 22: Fiction & non-fiction books needed for 5th annual Book Sale held Sat. 10-5 pm & Sun. 12-4 pm at 303 Beaconsfield Blvd. Info: 514-428-4460.
International Flora Montreal • till Mon. Oct. 9
Horticultural event (1st edition): The garden passion features water, city, avant-garde, street-side, tilted, and roof gardens, Parc des Écluses at the Old Port. Info: 514-282-0222 or visit www.floramontreal.ca
The Yellow Door • Thurs. Oct. 12
Poetry and Prose reading featuring Rob Mclennan, Barry Webster, S.E. Venart & others at 3625 Aylmer, doors open 7 pm, reading 7:30 pm, $5. Info: 514-398-6243.
Dawson College & The Senior Times • Sat. Oct. 14
Mark your calendar & reserve your tickets for our 20th Anniversary Gala in rm 5B.16 (Sherbrooke or de Maisonneuve entrance; Atwater metro; bus 24) featuring dinner buffet, musical entertainment, dancing, and memories from 6 pm–10 pm. $20. Call 514-484-5033 to reserve. VISA or MASTERCARD accepted.
Royal Canadian Legion Branch #4 • Sat. Oct. 14
Jamboree with bands and special guests, 2:30 pm till closing at 4538 Verdun Ave. Info: 514-769-2489.
Beaconsfield Library • October events
• Tues. Oct. 10: Experience a dive in the Caribbean at this audio-visual presentation with Derek Grout, author and diver/photographer. 7:30 pm. Free.
• Sun. Oct. 15: Enjoy teas & authentic Indian cuisine at the 16th annual India Tea Party. John Gupta presents Wellness Through Laughter, 2-4 pm. Free.
• Thurs. Oct. 26 & Fri. Oct. 27: Carve and decorate a pumpkin at the Carved Pumpkin Contest from Thurs. 10 am-Fri. 8:30 pm. Entry forms available Oct. 13, prizes awarded Oct. 28 at 2:00 pm. All pumpkins will be displayed. All events at 303 Beaconsfield Blvd. Info: 514-428-4460.
Jewish Public Library • Sun. Oct. 29
Staged reading of Hebrew play I Like Mike about 1950s-era Tel Aviv family, 7:30 pm at 5151 Côte Ste-Catherine. Info: 514-345-2627 ext. 3017.
Creative Social Center
• Tues. Oct. 10: Shirley Katz will present “Art – One woman’s perspective” 1pm, $2.50.
• Wed. Oct. 11: Ruth Dranov will speak about “Wellness” 1pm, $2.50.
All lectures at 5237 Clanranald Ave. Info: 514-488-0907.
The St. James Literary Society
• Tues. Oct. 17: Drug Interactions: You and Your Medicine Cabinet, speaker Larissa Feldman, 7:30 pm.
• Tues. Oct. 31: Reorganizing the Health Care System in Montreal: Will it make us healthier? with Dr. John Carsley, 7:30 pm.
All lectures at the Faculty Club of McGill Universtiy, 3450 McTavish St. Info: 514-484-0146.
Friends for Mental Health • Wed. Oct. 25
“Substance abuse and Mental Illness” with Dr. Juan Negrete, psychiatrist, at Dorval Community Centre, 1335 Lakeshore, 6:30 pm buffet, 7 pm conference. Info: 514-636-6885.
Alliance for the Mentally Ill • Wed. Oct. 25
I get these urges and I can’t stop them: the strange world of obsessions, speaker Marie-Claude Pellisier, psychologist. 7-8 pm. Info: 514-485-7374.
Beaconsfield Library • October events
• Tues. Oct. 17: Arranged and Deranged Language with Howard Richler, author, lecturer and journalist. Coffee & conversation, 1:30 pm, free.
• Tues. Oct. 31: Beaconsfield Bookworms will review Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro. Free, 9:30 am.
All lectures at 303 Beaconsfield Blvd.
Beth-El Congregation • Thurs. & Wed. Oct.11 & 12
The MusicCom players are holding auditions for a new musical to be performed in June 2007 at 1000 Lucerne, TMR, 1:30 pm. Info: 514-335-3412.
Cummings Jewish Centre for Seniors • Oct. 18-22
Love and Marriage Etc...?, four musical performances at 5700 Westbury Ave. $15. Info: 514-342-1234.
Unitarian Chuch of Montreal:
• Sat. Oct. 14: Chamber Music “Up Close and Personal” Kerry-Anne-Kutz and the Abysse Quartet will perform The Juliet Letters by Elvis Costello/Brodsky Quartet, 8 pm, $20, $10/students.
• Wed. Oct. 25: REECA (Ethnocultural resources against elderly abuse) holds a multicultural evening of music, dance & spoken word with Montreal performers, at La Sala Rosa 4848 St.-Laurent, 8 pm, $15/general, $12/seniors. Info: 514-528-8812 ext. 105.
• McGill University (Pollack Hall) Saturday Oct. 21
Montreal-based classical music magazine La Scena Musicale is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a fund-raising benefit gala. Four hours of beautiful music with renowned artists Anne Robert, Denis Brott, Lorraine Desmarais, Quatuor Molinari, Suzie leblanc, les Voix Humaines and Musica Camerata. Info:(514) 398-5145 or (514) 948-2520.
Oscar Peterson Concert Hall • Oct. Series:
• Wed./Thurs./Fri. Oct. 11/12/13: Concordia Dept.of Music presents Eucue Series: electroacoustic concerts. Stereo & multi-channel sound art. Oct. 11, 8pm, Oct. 12-13, 5pm & 8pm. Free.
• Sun. Oct. 15: Comhaltas Concert Tour: traditional Irish music, dance & humor, 7:45 pm.
• Thurs. Oct. 19: Concordia Dept. of Music presents Vocal Jazz Concert; featuring Jeri Brown, John LaBelle, Madeleine Theriault, the Concordia Jazz Choir, members of the Jeri Brown Pumped Singers of Montreal & others. Free/students & summit participants, $5/general. Info & registration: 514-848-2424 ext. 4712.
• Fri. Oct 20: Concordia Dept. of Music presents Honoring Wray: a celebration of the life and work of Wray Downes. Free with tickets available in person, 7 pm.
• Fri. Oct. 27: Concordia Dept. of Music presents Jazz Scholarship Recital featuring student finalists. 8 pm, tickets at door: $ 5/others, free/students with ID.
• Sun. Oct. 29: Montreal Women’s Choral Festival. Remembering the Hungarian Revolution. Iwan Edwards, conductor. Tickets at box office: $ 20/adults, $10/students. Reservations: 514-571-4161. All concerts at 7141 Sherbrooke St. W. Info: 514-848-4848.
Pointe-Claire Public Library • Thurs. Oct. 12
Irene Lambert, Program Director of the Low Vision Self-Help Association will provide tips & info. From 1:15 pm to 3:30 pm. Info: 514-630-1218.
The Teapot heats up
The Teapot 50 plus Centre of Lachine celebrates its 30th anniversary with a special Gala Evening with the theme “Just look at us now!” on Saturday, November 4, 2006. There will be cocktails, dinner, entertainment and a special anniversary raffle. Prizes will include a television set, an air conditioner, a day trip to the spa, a camera and hockey tickets.
The Lachine senior association welcomes new members to check out their new drama club, bridge courses, Latin American Dancing. Info (514) 637-5627 or visit www.theteapot.org.
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