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April, 2007

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What’s Happening in April
Côte Saint-Luc Public Library • till April 12
Award-winning art from Mtl Arts Council, 10am - 10pm at 5851 Cavendish Blvd. Info: (514) 485-6900
Baie D’Urfé Potters Guild • April 20 - April 22
 Annual Spring exhibition & sale. Vernissage Fri. 7pm - 9 pm, Sat. & Sun. 10am - 5pm, demonstrations & workshops at 20551 Lakeshore Rd. in Baie D’Urfé.
Info: (514) 748-8410
Musée des Costumes et des Textiles de Québec
Radical Traditionalism: Art Embroidery – Jeanne Bellavance. Tues.-Fri., 10am - 5pm, weekends, 11am – 5pm. $4, Demonstration Sat. April 14, 2pm.
349 Riverside St., St-Lambert. Info: (450) 923-6601
Gelber Conference CentreTues. May 15
Bridging Worlds: Symposium on Caregiving for the Jewish Orthodox Senior/Holocaust Survivor, 8:30am – 12:15pm. Holocaust Museum Tour 12:45pm. $35,
5151 Côte-Ste-Catherine Rd. Info: (514) 737-3029
Temple Emanu-El-Beth Sholom Thurs. April 12
The Arabs and the Holocaust with Mid-East author Robert Satloff, book signing, 4100 Sherbrooke W., Westmount. Info: (514) 937-3575
Mtl. General Hospital Sat. April 7- Fri. April 13
11th Annual Art Exhibition & Sale to Benefit Thyroid Disease, Vernissage: Sat. 2pm-5:30pm, 9:30am-5:30 pm, Livingston Hall, 6th floor. Info: (514) 337-7272
Beaconsfield Library  • April
till Thurs. April 26: Photographs by Patrick Fauque. Meet him Sun. April 12, 2-4pm.
• Tues. April 24: “Les Paysages de Renoir” slideshow, French, 7:30pm. 303 Beaconsfield Blvd.
Info: (514) 428-4460 

Thrift Shop for the VON • Tues. - Sun.
Clothing, books, jewellery, 10am - 4pm at 65 & 57 Ste-Anne, Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue. (514) 457-1642
Beaconsfield Library Sun. April 15
Antique Appraisals: silver, jewellery, furniture, books, paintings, toys, collectibles, $5 per article or set. 10am-4pm. 303 Beaconsfield Blvd. (514) 428-4460

Royal Canadian Legion Branch #4 Sat. April 14
Tickets available for Neil Diamond tribute featuring Joey Purpura. Doors open 7:30 pm, show begins 8pm. $15 advance, $20 at door. Info: (514) 769-2489
Veteran’s Hall Sat. April 28 & Sun. April 29
Deux-Montagnes Quilt Guild’s first Quilt Show: tea room, raffle & demonstration. Sat. 9am - 6pm, Sun. 10am - 4pm.  $2. 141 de la Legion St.
Ste Catherine Laboure Church • April 14 & 28
Single Person’s Association invites 30+ singles to their “Mix & Mingle” Saturday dance parties, 8pm. $12 includes door prizes & midnight snacks. Free parking. 448 Trudeau, Lasalle. Info: (514) 366-8600
Cummings Jewish Centre for Seniors •  Sun. April 29
Third Annual Golden Age of Sports Celebrity Breakfast. Guest of honor Larry Smith, president of Montreal Alouettes, 9:15-11:15am. $15/$10 children,
5700 Westbury Ave. Info: (514) 342-1234, ext. 7234
Beaconsfield Library April
“Book & Author Trivia Contest” & “Got a Favorite Book?” contest. Forms at library. Winners chosen  Mon. April 23, 303 Beaconsfield Blvd.
KCK & First Church Fri. April 27 & Sat. April 28 
Rummage-Garage sale Fri. 6:30-9pm, Sat. 9:30-11:30am, 6225 Godfrey Ave,  NDG. (514) 737-7555

McCord Museum • April events
Tues. April 10: Costume historian Cynthia Jones speaks on “Our Sole Obsession or Why we Love our Shoes.” Illustrated. $8.
Tues. April 17: Art History Graduate Catherine Mackenzie speaks on “Expanding Horizons: American Women Artists in China, 1900-1945.”
Illustrated. $8.
Tues. April 24: Pianist Derek Yaple-Schobert speaks on “The Art of Making a CD.” Illustrated. $8.
All lectures at Theatre J. Armand Bombardier,
690 Sherbrooke St. W. Info: (514) 486-7268
Shaare Zedek Men’s Club April -May series
• Sat. April 15: Creating Student Awareness in a
Society without Memory, a Yom Hashoa Program with Christopher Shannon.
Sun. April 29: Ethical Decisions at the End of Life with Dr. M. Borod.
• Sat. May 6: Homicide Investigations from the Crime Scene to the Courts with Stephen Roberts.
Services 8:45am, breakfast & speaker 9:30am,
5305 Rosedale Ave. Info: (514) 484-1122
McGill U. Faculty Club Tues. April 17 &  May 1
The Muslim Veil in North America, a panel discussion with Sheila McDonough; The English Speaking Communities of Quebec with David Birnbaum.
Lectures at 7:30pm, 3450 McTavish St.
Info: (514) 484-0146
Cummings Centre • Mon. April 16 till May 14
Julius Briskin Mini-Law Program 2007. Mondays 7:30 – 9:30pm, 5700 Westbury, (514) 342-1234, loc. 7318
Beaconsfield Library April lectures
Tues. April 17: The Science of Breath: The Art of Living, free lecture with Hiteshini Jugessur, 1:30pm, coffee & conversation.
Tues. April 24: Beaconsfield Bookworms review “Therapy” by David Lodge. 9:30 am.
Mon. April 30: Reading Club reviews La Musique d’une Vie by Andrei Makine, 1:30 pm in French. 303 Beaconsfield Blvd. Info: (514) 428-4460
Atwater Library Wed. April 11
Library’s Book Discussion Group discusses & reviews “The Good Doctor” by Damon Galgut. 7:30pm, free admission.1200 Atwater Ave. Info: (514) 935-7344
Jewish Public Library April
Wed. April 18: “Total Immersion: An Evening with author Allegra Goodman”. $12, $7 JPL members & students, books & autographs, refreshments.
Tues. April 24: “An Evening with Andy Borowitz”; 7:30pm, free. 5151 Cote-Ste-Catherine Rd.
Info: (514) 345-2627 ext. 3017

Beaconsfield Library • April documentaries
• Wed. April 18: An Inconvenient Truth, 1:30pm & “The End of Suburbia”, 7:30pm.
• Thurs. April 19: How to Save the World, 1:30pm & An Inconvenient Truth, 7:30pm. Bilingual questions, free, 303 Beaconsfield Blvd. Info: (514) 428-4460
McGill U. • Thurs. April 5 to Sat. April 7
McGill’s Dept of English Drama & Theatre presents The Merchant of Venice, $10 adults/$5 students,  Wheelchair access by reservation, 8pm, Moyse Hall, Arts Building. 853 Sherbrooke W. (514) 398-6070
Union United Church Sun. April 15
“Documentary Film World Premiere: 100 Years of Faith” film-gospel-jazz event. Place-des-Arts.
Info: (514) 695-4107
Mackay Center April films
• Wed. April 11: Screening of Babel, 7pm.
Tues. April 24: Screening of A Prairie Home Companion, 1:30pm.
Wed. April 25: Screening of Tsotsi, 7pm.
All films are free & captioned for the hearing impaired. Screenings presented by CHIP,
3500 Decarie Blvd. Info: (514) 482-0500

St. Thomas More Parish • Wed. April 18
Annual Card Party & Military Whist; begins at noon with refreshments. $5, please bring own cards. early bird prize at 12:30 pm. 978 Moffat Ave., Verdun.
Good Shepherd Community Centre April events
Membership: $15. Arts & Crafts, Social Tea, Breakfast Club, Card Making. 2338 St. Antoine W. #1.
Info: (514) 933-7351
Creative Social Center June 18 to June 22
Visit to Stratford, attend three plays + one optional. Info: (514) 488-0907
Helvetia Seniors ClubThurs.  April 19
Luncheon, noon-3pm, Frank Auf-der-Mauer speaks on Quebec electricity consumption at Monkland Grill, 6151 Monkland Ave. Info: (514) 481-2928

Friends for Mental Health April
Mon. April 16: Information for families. 7-9pm.
Wed.: Support Group “The Phoenix Café Rencontre,” free & bilingual, 2-4pm.
Mon. & Wed.: Creative Workshops for Caregivers; Mon. 10am-noon & 1-3pm, Wed. 6-8pm, 750 Dawson Ave., Dorval. Info & registration: (514) 636-6885
AMI-Quebec Alliance for the Mentally Ill April
Mon. April 16 & 23: Support groups, 4333 Ste-Catherine Rd.
Wed. April 11 & 25: South Shore Support Groups,  6:30 pm at 2499 St. Georges, rm 200, Le Moyne.
Mon. April 16: Recovery workshops.
6-sessions. Free. To register: (514) 486-1448
Jewish Public Library April & May
Introduction to Internet & Email, register by April 11.“Introduction to Microsoft Office”, register by April 30. Info: (514) 345-2627
CSSS Cavendish
spring/summer session Group exercise to improve your balance and strengthen your bones, CSL/Hampstead/Snowdon & NDG/Mtl W. Info: (514) 484-7878 or (514) 487-1311 McGill U.
Spring term Register for spring Study Group for  55+. 688 Sherbrooke St. W., suite 229. Info: (514) 398-8234
Shelburne Farms, Vermont April programs
Wed. April 11: Backyard Habitat: attract yard wildlife, 7-8 pm, donations accepted.
Sat. April 14: “Celebrate Fleece, a family program on sheep shearing, spin & dye your own wool. For children over 4.
Sun. April 29: “Calf Open House” 1611 Harbor Rd, Shelburn Vermont. Info: (802) 985-8686 ext. 41
NDG Legion Sat. April 14
Celtic Harp Workshop with Susan Palmer & Flute Workshop with Jocelyn Goerner; $20 each, 4-6pm. 5455 de Maisonneuve W. To register: (514) 525-3215

Tune in this April
Jazz & Justice presents Nancy Walker Quartet at the Unitarian Church of Montreal April 14 at 8 pm.
Info: (514) 251-1777.

Lakeshore Chamber Music Society Annual Student Concert at Union Church April 15 at 2 pm. Info: (514) 457-5280 or (514)457-5756.

Yegor Dyachkov and Friends at the Old Brick Church, Saturday April 21 at 8 pm, Sunday April 22 at 3 pm.
Info: (450) 263-2346.

Medieval music group Les Jongleurs de la Mandragore at the Maison de la Culture VSMPE April 21 at 8 pm. Info: (514) 440-9788

Lakeshore Concert Band Gala Concert at St. Joachim Church April 14 at 8 pm. Info: (514) 428-0636

Songs and prayers of Taize with Johanne Patry at Centre Unitas, Friday April 13 and 27. Info: (514) 485-0009.

St. George’s Anglican Church presents Cologne New Philharmonic Orchestra playing Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, Tuesday, May 1, 1101 Stanley. Info: (514) 866-7113.

McGill U Faculty of Music presents:
• Jazz Orchestra & Chamber Wind Group at Pollack Hall April 10, 8 pm.
• McGill Early Music Ensembles at Redpath Hall April 11 at 8 pm.
• McGill Staff & Guests at Pollack Hall April 12 at 8 pm.
• Doctoral Recital with Sarah Steinert, Mezzo Soprano, at Pollack Hall April 30 at 4 pm.
• Master’s Recital with pianist Yee Kit Lo at Pollack Hall April 30 at 8 pm.
Performance Examination Recitals at Pollack, Redpath and Tanna Schulich Halls,  April 12 - 30. (514) 398-4547. 


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