What's Inside
October, 2007

Greetings from MPs
Times & Places
20th Anniversary
What's Happening
Senior Times Guide to Residences


Neil McKenty
Ursula Feist
Howard Richler
Mike Cohen
Bonnie Sandler
Jim Hoffman


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What’s Happening in October
St. Paul’s Anglican Church • Oct. 11 – Oct. 13
St. Paul’s Annual Art Show & Sale, works of over 70 local artists. Thurs. 7-9 pm, Fri. 2-4 pm & 7-9 pm, Sat 10 am-2 pm at 377 44th Ave. in Lachine. Free.
Info: 514-695-2078.
Art Déco Montreal • Tues. Oct. 12
Illustrated lecture on Picturing Modernity: Exploring the Architecture of Pleasure in 1930s North Toronto , 6:30 pm at the School of Architecture, 815 Sherbrooke W., Rm G 10. Free. Info: 514-931-9325.
Beaconsfield Library • till Oct. 27
Watercolours by Denise Lalonde. Meet artist Oct. 7, 2-4 pm, 303 Beaconsfield Blvd. 514-428-4480
Château Ramezay Museum • till Nov. 25
Seigneurs & Builders of Mtl: The Sulpician Priests, 1663-1854, 280 Notre-Dame E. Info: 514-861-3708.

50+ Club of NDG • Sat. Oct. 13
Bazaar, books, baked goods, crafts, jewelry, 10 am-2  pm at Rosedale Queen Mary United Church, 6870 Terrebonne/Mariette. Coffee & snacks11:30am-1pm. Lunch 10am-2 pm. Info: 514-872-1764.
St. Thomas’ Church • Fall boutique & fair
From Fri. Oct. 12:  Boutique, open Fridays 11 am-3 pm. Clothing, accessories, household articles & books.
Sat. Nov. 3: Fall fair,  antiques, books, gourmet table, silent auction, wool nook. Lunch available. Boutique & fair at 6897 Sommerled Ave. Info: 514-484-2750.
Beaconsfield Library • Sat. Oct. 13 - Sun. Oct. 14
6th annual book sale, 10 am-5 pm, Sat. & 12 pm-4 pm, Sun. lawn bowling annex: 514-428-4460.
The Teapot 50+ Centre • Sat. Oct. 20
Bazaar, plants, preserves, baked goods, jewelry, furniture, 10 am-3, 2901 St. Joseph. Donations welcome. Info: 514-637-5627.
St. Thomas More Parish • Sat. Oct. 27
Flea market & craft sale, 9 am-3 pm at 978 Moffat /Bannantyne. Refreshments. Info: 514-768-4741.
Mtl. West United Church • Sat. Nov. 3
Bazaar, handicrafts, books, Christmas decorations, gift boxes, silent auction, preserves, children ’s corner, luncheon, 10am-3 pm, 88 Ballantyne.

United Church Greenfield Park • Fri. Oct. 12
The Golden Leaves annual English tea & sale, 2-4 pm at 335 Springfield in Greenfield Park. $7 at the door. Info: 450-466-8995.
Beaconsfield Library • October events
Tues. Oct. 9-Sun. Oct. 28: Halloween Contest. Decorate a pumpkin & bring it to the library. Pumpkins should not be carved or hollowed out.
Sun. Oct. 21: India tea Party, featuring an Indian fashion show with traditional costumes, 2-4 pm, 303 Beaconsfield Blvd. Info: 514-438-4460.

Helvetia Seniors Club • Thurs. Oct. 18
Swiss women and men & partners meet for conference on Philips-Lifeline, 11 am at Monkland Grille, 6151 Monkland/ Beaconsfield. Info: 514-481-2928.
Unitarian Church of Mtl. • Thurs. Oct. 4, 18 & 25
TaiJi: Active Relaxation, holistic stress management. Oct. 25, 2-4pm. Oct. 18, 7-9 pm, 5035 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W. Info: 514-485-9933.
The Teapot 50+ Centre • October events
Wed. Oct. 10: Trip to Vignoble de la Bauge, Winery in Dunham  & lunch at Vignoble de l’Orpailleur, 9 am-4:30 pm. $22 for minibus & wine tasting. Lunch at your own cost.
Wed. Oct. 24: Trip to a show, Les Trois Seniors, & Montreal Casino, 9:15am-4pm, show at 1:30 pm. $27 for show & minibus. Trips leave from The Teapot.
Wed. Oct. 31: Halloween luncheon. Dress up in a costume & enjoy a spooky lunch, noon at The Teapot.  2901 St. Joseph Blvd. Info: 514-637-5627.

Congregation Shaar Hashomayim • Sun. Oct. 9
Roslyn Malin: You Have the Power to Make it a Great Day, noon, 425 Metcalfe.  $5. 514-937-9471.
Friends for Mental Health • Tues. Oct. 9
Dr. David Bloom on Recovery: The New Paradigm in Mental Health, 7 pm, Dorval Community Center, 1335 Lakeshore Rd. Buffet 6:30 pm. 514-636-6885.
Westmount Horticultural Society • Wed. Oct. 10
Orysia Valenti demonstrates Floral Arrangements for the Fall, 7-9 pm at the Westmount Library, 4574 Sherbrooke W. Guest fee $5. Info: 514-932-9349. The Yellow Door • Thurs. Oct. 11
Poetry & prose with Maxianne Berger, Ehab Lotayef, Katarina Germani, Marco Fraticelli, Jennifer Boire, Beverly Akerman, Mark Harris, 7 pm at 3625 Aylmer. $5. Info: 514-939-4173.
Integrative Health Center • Thurs. Oct. 11
5 Easy Steps to Total Body Wellness, 6:30 pm at 63 Westminster N. in Montreal W. $5 goes to Les Jeunes Dans la Rue. Info: 514-485-6789
Atwater Library • Fri. Oct. 12
Jazz vocalist Ranee Lee reads from her children’s book Nana, What Do You Say? & performs the song that inspired the story, 12:30 pm at 1200 Atwater Ave. Coffee. Free. Info: 514-935-7344 x 203
Shaare Zedek Men’s Club • Sun. Nov. 4
Lawrence S. Bergman, MNA-D’Arcy McGee speaks on politics. Breakfast & lecture 9:30 am, 5305 Rosedale/ Chester. Info: 514-484-1122.
DDO Public Library • Wed. Nov. 7
Filament Jewelry Workshop led by Heather Boyd, 7 pm at 12001 de Salaberry Blvd. Info: 514 684-1496.
Beaconsfield Library • October lectures
Tues. Oct. 9: The Many Faces of South Africa, slide program with photographer Vic Breedon, 7 pm.
Tues. Oct 16: Mindfulness Meditation, Joseph Emet, PhD, talks on Buddhist meditation, 1:30 pm.
Tues. Oct 30: Brown Bag Bookworms discuss Immigration, 9:30 am. Free lectures at 303 Beaconsfield Blvd. Info: 514-428-4460.
CHIP • October lectures
Tues. Oct 9: What’s New presents the latest technology and buzz for the hearing impaired, 1:30 pm.
Tues. Oct. 23: Time Management and Hearing Loss with Carol Segal, 1:30 pm, Mackay Centre, 3500 Decarie Blvd. Info: 514-482-0500 x 215.
Concordia University • Fall lectures
The Centre for Canadian Irish studies presents:
Wed. Oct. 12: Irish novelist Colum McCann reads from his work,  7:30 pm,  De Sève Cinema on the main floor of 1400 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W.
Mon. Oct 22: Thurs. Oct. 24: Irish scholar Dr. Kevin Whelan speaks on Writing Northern Ireland: History, Memory & Politics in Heaney, Friel & Deane, 8:30 pm. Venue to be confirmed.
Thurs. Nov. 8: Dr. Maurice Bric, lecturer in History, Dublin’s University College on Daniel O’Connell & Public Protest in Early 19th Century Ireland, 8:30 pm, rm. LB-646, McConnell Library, 1400 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W. All events free. Info: 514-848-8711.
Pointe Claire Public Library • October lectures
Tues. Oct. 16: Psychologist Fran Olsen speaks on poetry as a tool leading to self awareness. 7 pm.
Wed. Oct. 17: Meet Heather O’Neill, author of Lullabies for Little Criminals, winner of CBC’s 2007 Canada Reads contest, 7 pm. Refreshments.
Tues. Oct. 23: Literary prize winner Antoine Maillet, 7 pm. Refreshments, 100 Douglas Shand.

Summerlea United Church • Sun. Oct. 14
The Lakeshore Concert Band presents Broadway, Big Band and Beyond, 2 pm, 225, 50th Ave, Lachine. Donations at the door. Info: 514-428-0292.
McGill Concerts (Free unless mentioned)
Fri. Oct. 12: McGill Baroque Orchestra, 8 pm at Redpath Hall. $5.
Sat. Oct. 13: Voice recital, 8 pm, Tanna Schulich
Thurs. Oct. 18: McGill Jazz, 8 pm, Pollack, $10.
Fri. Oct. 19: Student Soloists, 7 pm, Tanna Schulich  
Sat. Oct. 20: New Simplicity: Quator Bozzini, works by Matteo Fargion, Chris Newman, Markus Trunk & Ton Johnson, 8 pm at Tanna Schulich. $12/ seniors. Sat. Oct. 20: Jacynthe Riverin, piano, 8 pm, Pollack
Tues. Oct. 23: Anton Kuert, piano, 8 pm, Pollack
Sat. Oct. 27: Tomoko Inui, piano, 4 pm, Pollack
Mon. Oct. 29 & Wed. Oct. 31: McGill Early Music Ensembles, 8 pm, Tanna Schulich, Free. Pollack Hall: 555 Sherbrooke W. Tanna Schulich Hall: 527 Sherbrooke W. Redpath Hall is on McGill ’s main campus. Info: 514-398-4547 or 514-398-5145.
Oscar Peterson Hall • October concerts
Sat. Oct. 13: Guitare Montreal Gala Concert with Patrick Kearney, the Canadian Guitar Quartet & Fabio Zanon, 8 pm. Proceeds benefit Concordia U Music Dept. $25.
Sat. Oct. 20: Pianist Tamás Érdi performs Zoltan Kodaly, Bartók & Liszt, 7 pm. Info: 514-332-9007.
Wed. Oct. 24: Oscar Peterson Laureate Concert, with jazz scholarship student finalists, 8 pm. $5.
Concerts: 7141 Sherbrooke W. Info: 514-848-4848.

Théâtre Ste. Catherine • Comedy & improv
Sundays ongoing: Sunday Night Improv, 13 improvisers take the stage, only one will survive, 8 pm. $5.
Bain St-Michel • Oct. 23-Nov. 18
Gas, by Jason Maghanoy about 5 young American soldiers in Iraq. Opening: Oct. 25 at 5300 St-Dominique/Maguire. Info: 514-987-1774.
John Abbott • Oct. 25-Oct. 27 & Oct. 30-Nov.3
Not Wanted On The Voyage, based on novel by Timothy Findley,  8 pm, with matinees by appointment at the JAC Casgrain Theatre, 21,275 Lakeshore Rd. Ste-Anne. $8 seniors & students. Info: 514-457-2447.
CHIP • Oct. captioned film screenings
Oct. 10: Volver, about 3 generations of strong Spanish women starring Penelope Cruz.
Oct. 17: Children of Men, set in 2027 about a post pandemic world with Clive Owen.
Oct. 24: The Last King of Scotland about Idi Aminwith Forrest Whitaker and Nicholas Garrigan.
Oct. 31: Pan’s Labyrinth, set in 1944 after Spanish Civil War. Captioned films Wednesdays, 7 pm, 3500 Decarie Info: 514-482-0500 x 215.

Swiss celebrations
October is a big month for two fixtures on the Montreal scene, and there’s going to be a party, Swiss-style.
Alpenhaus restaurant and the Swiss Watch Shop are both marking 40th anniversaries October 19. They’re joining forces to host a birthday bash at the restaurant, with the Swiss Consul General, the Honourable Claude Duvoisin, in attendance.
During the week leading up to the event, both places will be providing their customers the opportunity to fill out coupons for a draw to be held at the Friday night festivities. Info: 514-935-2285.

Women into art
The Women’s Art Society of Montreal launches its 114th season October 9 with a talk by Margot Brussière on Colour, Forms, Objects, Symbolism, and Personal Statement in Artistic Expression. Mike Burns’ Story Telling follows October 16. Liya Regel, PhD, presents 33-Hour Day: Impelled to Create October 23 and Art Historian Gloria Lesser speaks on Carl Paul Petersen: Montreal Master Silversmith October 30.
Events are Tuesdays, 1:30 pm at McCord Museum, 609 Sherbrooke St. W. Cost: $8. Info: 514-737-7268 or www.womensartsociety.com

How healthy is your brain?
This month, the McGill Centre for Studies in Aging presents Brainy Boomers, a new lecture series on the brain and how it ages.
The series explores memory boost and the benefits of a healthy lifestyle and wholesome nutrition in preventing age-related diseases.
Lectures are 6:30 pm three successive Thursdays beginning October 11 at the Jewish General Hospital, 3755 C ôte-Ste-Catherine, Côte-des-Neiges entrance. $30 for all lectures.
Info: 514-766-1009 or 514-369-0800.


Housing is a social right says activist by Kristine Berey

Social housing: an ever-increasing necessity by Kristine Berey

Still a need for afffordable housing by Nicolas Carpentier

"Circle" played vital role in immigrant life by Irwin Block

Distinguished women honoured

Cultural harvest at the Jewish Public Library

Legendary journal comes to life on stage

Why was Habitat one of kind? by John Fretz

Creative Social Center Vernissage

Storing Thanksgiving leftovers

Mediterranean mmmm... meals by Peter D'Urso

Home maintenance tips for Fall

Have bus will travel

Volunteers needed