What’s happening in Montreal in April

Faeries and Foul Play starts April 6

Dorval Strathmore Church presents A Midsummer’s Nightmare: Faeries and Foul Play on April 6, 13, 20, 27 & May 4. Doors open at 6pm. Show starts 6:30pm. $40 ($35 seniors) includes 4-course dinner. Reserved seating. Dorval-Strathmore United Church, 310 Brookhaven, Dorval. Info: 514-793-9879 or 514-631-6171 or dsuc13churchevents@gmail.com

Empty Bowls at Dorshei Emet April 7

Empty bowls aims to fight hunger and address food insecurity. $25 for a hand-made ceramic bowl with a serving of soup and bread. The event is 11am – 2pm at 18 Cleve Road, in Hampstead. Children $5 (under 12 meal only). Proceeds to Chanukah Food Baskets.

Ladies’ Morning Musical Club April 7

At 3:30pm, Ladies’ Morning Musical Club (LMMC) presents the Artemis Quartet performing Haydn, Britten and Brahms string quartets at Pollack Hall, 555 Sherbrooke W. $50.514-932-6796 lmmc.ca/lmmc@qc.aibn.com

Launch of “My Island, My City” April 9

This chapbook with 41 authors will be launched 7-10pm with refreshments and music at Westmount Park United Church, 4695 de Maisonneuve W. $20 entry and a chapbook. $35 for two and one chapbook. Proceeds benefit Writers in the Community. Reservations: 514-825-9643 or lawnchairsoiree@gmail.com

Palliative Care workshops April 9 & 16

The Value of the Palliative Care Team is the focus Tues. April 9, 6- 8pm. and Tues. April 16, 6 – 8pm. Refreshments. Events at Catherine Booth Hospital, 4375 Montclair Ave, Wheelchair access: 4400 Walkley. Info: fmpa202@gmail.com 

Cancer research lectures April 10 & May 14

Goodman Cancer Research Centre offers two lectures on “A reason to hope: understanding and managing cancer.” Sessions include a testimonial from a patient. Q & A follows.

Wed. April 10, 6:30-8:30pm: Weight loss in cancer patients: Impact on treatment, survival

Wed., May 15, 6:30 – 8:30 pm: A current look at renal cancer: from biology to treatment

 McIntyre Medical Sciences, 1200 Pine. Registration: mcgillgcrc.com/events/public-forum

Empty Bowls in Pointe Claire April 13

An Empty Bowls event will be held Sat., 10:30am – 3:30pm at St-Columba-by-the-Lake Church, 11 Rodney Ave.. $25 includes homemade soup and a handmade ceramic bowl. Children $5 (meal only). Organized by Corbeille de Pain\Bread Basket Lac-Saint-Louis. Info: 514-894-5850

Artisan Fair & Book Sale April 13

Sat., 10am-3pm, at Summerlea United Church, 225-50th Ave, Lachine 30 artisans will display their crafts, baking, and books at bargain prices!  Quiche with soup, salad & dessert  available 11am & 2pm for $10. 514-634-2651.

Throw darts for Cancer research April 13

Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 212, will hold a dart tournament to raise funds for cancer research Saturday. Registration: 10am to noon. Tournament begins at 12:30pm. $10. Door prizes and raffles. Cash prizes for the winners. All donations appreciated. Tax receipt available. 514-772-2646.

Poetry at Westmount Library April 14

Sunday at 2pm Westmount Library Poetry Month features a take-off on Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, the Westmountery Tales. 4574 Sherbrooke St W. Info: 514-931-5710

Sundays at the Shaar April 14

Sunday at noon hear pianist Devon Packer, 12, who has performed at Carnegie Hall. $5. Followed by lunch. Enter at 425 Metcalfe Ave. Reservation appreciated: 514-937-9474 #139

Empty Bowls at Depot Food Centre April 14

The Depot Community Food Centre hosts its 4th Annual Empty Bowls Sunday, 11am – 3pm. Choose a hand-made bowl donated by Quebec potters and enjoy soup and bread. Proceeds will go to Healthy Food Programs. 6450 Somerled. $25. Info: eceloppement@depotmtl.org

South Denmark Girls Choir April 15

Monday at 6:30 pm, St. Ansgar’s Lutheran Church, 4020 Grand Blvd. will host a free concert directed by Mette Rasmussen. Choir members, 12 – 20, will perform songs by Carl Nielsen, G. Verdi and Z. Kodaly in several languages. st-ansgars-montreal.ca, 514-486-5404


2-4pm at Le Cambridge, 340 Hymus Blvd. in Pointe-Claire, shape, create a clay art tile to celebrate spring, suited for all levels of dexterity. Coffee & cookies. $10. Space is limited. 514-587-6533 or kbennett@bayshore.ca. Proceeds to Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation and will be matched at 50% by Bayshore Foundation.

Psychiatry and art April 16

An exhibition of the work of the late artist, R. Guy Pilon, will be held Tuesday, 6 – 8pm at Georges Laoun, Optician, 1396 Sherbrooke W., Prof. Norman Cornett will facilitate with his interpretations and encouragement of audience reactions. Dr. Mounir Samy of the Montreal Children’s Hospital will comment on the intersection of psychiatry, psychoanalysis, and art. Wine reception follows.

Gardening from the hammock April 17

West End Horticultural Society (wehs.e-monsite.com) will meet at Monkland Community Center, 4410 Westhill in NDG at 7:30pm to discuss Gardening from a Hammock with Dan Cooper, Master Gardener & co-author of Gardening from a Hammock. Guests $5. Info: 514-489-0484

Women’s Art Society April 19 & 30

Meetings Tuesdays, 1:30-2:30pm at the Unitarian Church at 5035 de Maisonneuve W. Non-members $10. April 19: G. Scott MacLeod, visual artist; April 30: Deena Dlusy-Apel, artist.

Fashion Bazaar The Big Deal April 27

Grannies for Good, a chapter of the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign of the Stephen Lewis Foundation, will hold a sale of women’s clothing and accessories Saturday, 10am-4pm, at Westmount Park United Church, 4695 de Maisonneuve W. corner Landsdowne. 514-488-9763

Book launch at Thomas More April 15

Book Launch of Montreal author, Keith Hendersen’s Sasquatch & the Green Sash Monday, 6:30 – 9:30pm at 3405 Atwater. Refreshments. Thomasmore.qc.ca 514-935-9585

Dinner/Dance at St. Anne Legion May 10

Swing into Spring with dinner and dancing Fri., May 10, 5 – 10:30pm. Royal Canadian Legion Ste Anne de Bellevue, 28 Sainte Anne St. To register: Beaconsfield-club55plus.ca or call 514-630-3961 or 514-695-1449.

Atwater Library Events

Tues., April 9, 1 – 3pm

For the CONNECT People to a Digital Lifestyle project, Lynn Bennett, Certified Financial Planner, and Liz Perrin, computer instructor, demonstrate how to file an income tax return online. The workshop includes an overview of the new provisions of 2018 federal and provincial income tax laws for seniors — changes from last year. Participants welcome to bring their own devices. Registration required: richard@atwaterlibrary.ca or call 514-935-7344 # 206.

Thurs., April 11, 12:30 – 1:30 pm

Elaine Kalman Naves shares the story of how she became the author of two family memoirs.

Thurs., April 11, 2 – 4pm

You, Me, and Memoir: the Art and Craft of Memoir Writing: Elaine Kalman Naves guides you in writing your personal story. No registration necessary.

Sat., April 13, 5 – 7pm

A intergenerational artwork/art walk in Shaughnessy Village, starting and ending at the Atwater Library called Promenade parlante: Episodes in a Changing Neighbourhood.

Tues., April 16, 1 – 3pm

Alzheimer’s Café presents Jessica Seidman, Coordinator of Clinical Services with the Alzheimer Society of Mtl, on Grief: The Obscure Companion of Dementia. Refreshments.

Wed., April 17, 1 – 3pm

Jaimie Yue, dietitian-nutritionist, shares recipes and tips to make healthy, affordable meals.

Thurs., April 25, 12:30 – 1:30pm

Historian Gail Cuthbert Brandt discusses her book Through the Mill: Girls and Women in the Quebec Cotton Textile Industry, 1881-1951.

Thurs., May 2, 12:30 -1:30 pm

Woodstock 1969: Music, Legends, and Legacy celebrating Woodstock’s 50th anniversary. Concordia Prof. Craig Morrison discusses the festival’s historical and cultural context, with images and music.

All events are free. Donations welcome. 1200 Atwater Ave. at Ste-Catherine. 514-935-7344.

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