What’s Happening in September
ART & EXHIBITS
Thomas More Institute • Tues. Sept. 11 – Fri. Sept. 14
43rd exhibition and sale of art by contemporary professional Quebec artists. Opening night: Sept. 11, 5- 8 pm, Sept. 12-14, 11 am –6 pm, 3405 Atwater Ave. Info: 514-935-9585.
Beaconsfield Library • till Sat. Sept. 29
Exhibition of illustrations by artist of the month Ray Lenglé. Meet the artist Sun. Sept. 9, 2-4 pm at 303 Beaconsfield Blvd. Info: 514-428-4460.
Canadian Centre for Architecture • Sept. exhibitions
till Sun. Sept. 30: Lessons from Bernard Rudofsky, on the controversial architect, designer & critic.
Mtl. Museum of Fine Arts • Sept. exhibits
till Sept. 23: Emily Carr: New Perspectives on a Canadian Icon, 1380 Sherbrooke W.
LECTURES • READINGS
Congregation Shaar Hashomayim • Sun. Sept. 9
Dr. Adrian Langleben speaks on Navigating the Health Care System, 12 pm at 425 Metcalfe Ave. $5 lunch & lecture. Info: 514-937-9471.
Ntl. Council of Jewish Women • Mon. Sept. 17
Marilynn Vanderstay talks on Human Trafficking, 7 pm at 6900 Decarie Blvd. Info: 514-733-7589.
Beaconsfield Library • Tues. Sept. 18
Hypnotherapist Rene Dozen speaks on Hypnosis: Fact vs. Fiction, 10 am. Free. Info: 514-428-4460.
The Yellow Door • Thurs. Sept. 27
Poetry, prose & music, featuring David Solway, Angela Hibbs, David Cavanagh, Sheila Kindellan-Sheehan & John Fretz at 3625 Aylmer between Pine & Prince Arthur. Doors open 7 pm. $5. Info: 514-398-6243.
St. James Literary Society • Sept lectures
Tues. Sept 18: Afghan ambassador to Canada Omar Samad speaks on Afghanistan Today, 7:30 pm.
Tues. Sept. 25: Judge Maximillian Polack presents an actual case history, 7:30 pm. You be the judge. Lectures are at the McGill Faculty Club, 3450 McTavish. Info: 514-484-0146.
DDO Public Library • Fall lectures & workshops
Sat. Sept. 29: Introduction to Henna Body Art, workshop, demonstrations & hands-on practise, 1:30 pm.
Wed. Oct. 3: Discover the World of Tea, with black tea specialist Kevin Gascoyne, 7 pm. Free events are at 12001 de Salaberry Blvd. in the West island. Mandatory registration begins Sat. Sept. 15. Info: 514-684-1496.
CJCS • lectures & workshops
Mon. Sept. 17: Robert Markow leads Get Connected to the Wonderful World of Opera, 7 pm. Learn about the works presented by l’Opéra de Montréal this season. For info, dial x 7241.
Tues. Sept. 18: Workshop on preliminary bridge defense strategies, 10 am.
Mon. Sept. 24: Michael Reed of RBC talks on finances, building the life you want, 7 pm.
Tues. Sept. 25: The Gazette’s Jay Brian leads an interactive discussion about global trends in business, 1 pm. 5700 Westbury Ave. Info : 514-342-1234.
Pointe-Claire Public Library • Wed. Sept. 26
Climb High, mountaineer Manuel Pizarro talks about reaching the summit of Mount Everest, 7 pm at 100 Douglas-Shand Ave. Free. Info: 514-630-1218.
Unitarian Church of Montreal • Sept. lectures
Tues. Sept. 11 & 25: Seeking the Sacred in Stories, led by Rev. Diane Rollert, noon – 1 pm at the church.
Sun. Sept 16: The Value of One Life: a Sermon for the High Holy Days, 10:30 am. Activities are at 5035 de Maisonneuve Blvd. Info: 514-485-9933.
BAZAARS & SALES
Atwater Library • Sat. Sept 15
Fall barbecue & book sale with live accordion music, crafts & storytelling, 10 am-3 pm at 1200 Atwater Ave. corner Tupper. Proceeds go to Atwater Library & Children’s Library Programs. Info: 514-935-7344.
DDO Public Library • till Sun. Sept. 16
Used book sale, French & English books at 12001 De Salaberry Blvd. Proceeds benefit the West Island Assistance Fund. Info: 514-684-1496.
Church of St. Columba • Sat. Sept. 29
Rummage sale, clothing, kitchenwares & baking, 10 am-2 pm at 4020 Hingston Ave., corner, NDG Ave. Info: 514-486-1753.
St. Mary’s Parish • Sat. Oct. 6
Arts & Crafts sale, 9:30 am-3 pm in the Church Hall, 735 Miller corner Grove in Greenfield Park. Coffee, baked goods & surprises. Info: 450-672-9389.
Helvetia Seniors Club • Thurs. Sept. 20
Swiss women and men’s club. CLSC workshop on Homecare, 11 am, followed by luncheon at the Monkland Grille, 6151 Monkland Ave. Info: 514-481-2928.
The Teapot 50+ Centre • Sept. groups & trips
Wed. Sept. 12: Cribbage club for men, 1:30 pm in the casse-croûte. $30 annual cribbage fee includes game equipment, monthly cocktails & prizes throughout year.
Wed. Sept 12: Country-style luncheon & corn roast at Constantin, 9:30 am-4 pm. $27 includes lunch buffet, carriage ride, apple-picking & minibus.
Wed. Sept. 26: Luncheon at Auberge des Gallant Country Inn, 9 am - 4:30 pm. $10 cost covers minibus. Lunch at your own cost. The Teapot is located 2901 St Joseph Blvd. in Lachine. Info: 514-637-5627.
E.N.C.O.R.E. • Sat. Sept. 22
Thousand Islands Luncheon Cruise, Rockport Ontario. 8:30 am departure from S.W. corner of Ste. Catherine & Atwater. View Boldt Castle, Zavikon Island & Millionaire’s Row. $70 covers transportation, lunch & cruise. Reservations: 514-489-3305 or 514-938-4959.
W. Island Palliative Care Residence • Wed. Sept. 26
2007 Fashion Show for Funds at the Château Vaudreuil Pavilion. Doors open 7 pm. Tickets $50 - $100. Info: 514-693-1718.
NDG Coalition on Food Security • Sun. Sept. 23
Schoolyard Vegetable & Fruit Market, 10 am - 3 pm at Ecole Les-Enfants-du-Monde, corner Chester and Rosedale. Buy vegetables and fruits from local vendors and farmers. Activities include a senior nutrition talk. Info: 514-967-6374.
MUSIC • THEATRE • FILM
Ladies’ Morning Musical Club • Sun. Sept. 16
Tokyo String Quartet perform works by Mozart, Janácek & Schumann, 3:30 pm at Pollack Hall, 555 Sherbrooke W. $35. Info: 514-932-6796.
CJCS • Mon. Sept. 24
Sukkot concert, 1:30 pm at 5700 Westbury Ave. Reservation required. Info: 514-342-1234 x 7220.
Unitarian Church of Montreal • Sept. concerts
Sun. Sept. 16: Concert by a resident of l’Abri en Ville, featuring cellist Noah Friedland, pianist Donald Pistolesi, & violinist Joy Moore, performing works by Beethoven & Mendelssohn, 3:30 pm.
Wed. Sept 19: Midday Meal with Music, scrabble & bridge at 10 am, lunch at 12:30 pm, & concert featuring pianist Montano Cabezas performing works by Beethoven & Chopin at 1:30 pm. Please reserve.
Fri. Sept. 28: First in series of Up Close & Personal Chamber Music Concerts with singer Kerry-Anne Kutz, trumpeter Michael Cartile, Chet Doxas on sax, Jim Doxas on drums & John Roney on piano. Program includes standards by Kurt Weill. $20 Refreshments. All concerts are at 5035 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W. Info: 514-934-4956.
Mainline Theatre • till Sat. Sept. 15
Saving Céline, by Mark Watty, staring iconic drag artist Mado as an obsessive Céline Dion impersonator at 3997 St. Laurent Blvd. Info: 514-848-9696.
DDO Public Library • Thurs. Sept. 20
The Hermitage Dwellers about the renowned Russian museum, its art & the people who work there, 2 pm at 12001 de Salaberry Blvd. in the West Island. Free but registration is recommended. Info: 514-684-1496.
McGill University • Sept. concerts
Thurs. Sept 13: Tenor Cristophe Prégardien & accordionist Joseph Petric perform Die Winterreise, 8 pm at Pollack Hall. $15/seniors. Info: 514-568-1354.
Thurs. Sept. 27: The Jan Jarczyk Jazz Trio & the Schulich String Quartet perform Quebec folk music arranged for jazz, 8 pm, Tanna Schulich Hall. $5.
Fri. Sept. 28: McGill Symphony Orchestra, open rehearsal, 11:30 am at Pollack Hall. Free. Pollack Hall is at 555 Sherbrooke W. & Tanna Schulich Hall is at 527 Sherbrooke W. Info: 514-398-5145.
Jewish Public Library presents
The Fall/Winter program at the Jewish Public Library (JPL) offers cultural events and activities, from lectures on current affairs and courses (in five languages!), to book launches, films and plays. Here are highlights of events this September:
In conjunction with the Jewish Genealogical Society of Montreal (JGS), the Sunday Morning Family Tree Workshops show that Jewish family history does not have to be a mystery. The workshop’s one-on-one help will teach you to follow your relatives’ paper trails, even if they take you across the ocean and into the smallest shtetl. The free workshop is Sunday, September 9 at 10 am. The venue is to be announced. Info: 514-484-0969.
The JGS hosts Building a Nation: the Unknown Jewish Giants, a lecture meeting with Joe King, Monday, September 17 at 7:30 pm. The free event is at the JPL. Info: 514-484-0969.
Montrealer Nicholas Maes launches his first novel, Dead Man’s Float at the JPL, Wednesday, September 19 at 1 pm. The book follows Nathan, a man scarred by the loss of his parents to the holocaust. Struggling with the demands of the late 20th century, Nathan ’s confusion has led to obsession, and obsession, in turn, has led to a cleansing act of retribution. Meet the author and get a book or autograph. Admission is $5 for non-members. Info: 514-345-2627 x 3017.
Not an art expert but know what you like when you see it? So does Marc Mayer, director of the Mus ée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal, who will discuss and show slides of his favourite artists’ work at What Is Contemporary Art? Monday, September 25 at 7:30 pm. The Lecture is a jargon-free, down-to-earth introduction to the basics and mysteries of the international art scene. The event is at the JPL and costs $10 for non-members. Info: 514-345-2627 x 3017. The JPL is located at 5151 Côte-Ste-Catherine Rd.
Check our next issue for JPL events happening in October, including special activities for Jewish Book Month, film screenings, play readings, Hebrew lectures, book launches, and more.
Almage Senior Centre open to suggestions
Starting September, the Almage Senior Community Centre will be hosting social activities for English-speaking seniors in four local community centres – Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, Rivière Des Prairies, Rosemont, and Montreal North. Participants are invited to help decide the programs of activities, to suit their tastes. Possible activities can range anywhere from card playing to discussion groups and book clubs. Info: 514-770-8416.
Unitarian Senior Day
The Unitarian Church of Montreal will host Aging and Changing: An Information Day for Seniors, Their Families, and Friends, Saturday September 29 between 9:30 am and 3 pm.
Topics include legal issues (wills, care mandates, and reverse mortgages,) your local health network, health assessments, diet, household safety, retirement, private residences, farewells and remembrances (why and how to pre-plan a funeral,) senior discounts, respite and palliative care, caregiver relief and support groups, learning and volunteering, and government resources. Admission is free. A light lunch is available at a cost. The event is at 5035 de Maisonneuve W. corner Claremont. Info: 514-485-9933.