Galleries and exhibitions
The Kirkland Library, 17100 Hymus Blvd., presents an exhibit of paintings by Andrea Lavoie starting Sept. 11 and continuing to Sept. 29. Vernissage on Sept. 16 from 2 to 4 p.m. Call 514-630-2726, local 3216.
The Stewart Hall Art Gallery, 176 Lakeshore Rd. in Pointe-Claire, presents the exhibition Trajectoires. Continues until Oct. 14. Vernissage on Wednesday at 7 p.m. Call 514-630-1220.
Montreal Aviation Museum on McGill University’s Macdonald campus, 21111 Lakeshore Rd. in Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, is open for summer hours (until Sept. 7): every Friday to Monday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Starting Saturday, the museum will be open to the public on Monday, Tuesday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 514-398-7948 or visit cahc-ccpa.com.
Arts and letters
Quebec Writers Out Loud presents author Claire Holden Rothman on Sept. 13 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Baie d’Urfé Library, 20551 Lakeshore Rd. She will read from her new book Lear’s Shadow. Call 514-457-3274.
Loving Vincent. Ciné-Art film presentation on Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. at the Stewart Hall Art Gallery, 176 Lakeshore Rd. in Pointe-Claire. Free, passes required. Call 514-630-1254.
Hudson Studio Tour – 15th Edition on Sept 15, 16, 22 and 23 — featuring 20 studios in Hudson, St-Lazare, Rigaud and Vaudreuil-Dorion. Free. Visit hudsonstudiotour.com.
Coro Vivo, a dynamic ensemble for adult soprano, alto, tenor and bass singers, hold an open house on Thursday from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Valois United Church, 70 Belmont Ave. in Pointe-Claire. Visit corovivo.ca or call 514-697-6297.
Giovanni Perin. An evening of music with the young Italian vibraphonist and his musicians presented by the Italian Cultural Institute of Montreal on Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Saint-Raphaël-Archange Church, 495 Cherrier St. in Île-Bizard. Free admission. Visit westitalo.com.
Cantabile Chorale, under the direction of Peter Willsher, in preparation for the fall concert featuring Oratorio de Noël de St-Saëns, are holding auditions for sopranos, altos, tenors and basses, until Sept. 28. Rehearsals begin on Monday at St-John-the-Baptist-Church, 233 Ste-Claire Ave. in Pointe-Claire. Call 514-694-4689 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information visit cantabilechorale.com.
Melodia Choir, under new director Marjolaine Daneault, is looking for singers, sopranos, altos, tenors and basses for its upcoming fall session. Varied repertoire ranging from folk, pop, Broadway musicals, gospel and contemporary selections. Rehearsals on Saturday mornings from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the Church of the Resurrection, 865 Lakeshore Drive in Dorval, starting Sept. 15. Call 514-631-6533.
Lakeshore Light Opera will hold its annual open house on Sept. 18 at 8 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Church, 233 Ste-Claire Ave. in Pointe-Claire. This year they will be performing Gilbert and Sullivan’s Thespis for the first time. Visit llo.org.
Acappella Sounds Chorus invites women to come sing in 4-part harmony every Thursday from 7 to 10 p.m. at Christ Church Beaurepaire, 455 Church St. in Beaconsfield. Call 514-813-2520 or visit acappellasoundschorus.ca.
The Philomela Singers, directed by Margo Keenan, are a bilingual West Island community choir with a varied and entertaining repertoire. They welcome new singers for their upcoming season which begins in September. Rehearsals on Wednesday evenings in Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue from 7:30 to 9:45 p.m. Candidates must have a good ear and preferably some choral experience. Email email@example.com or call 514-946-4160 for an audition.
Stewart Hall Singers chorus auditions have begun for the fall 2018 season, featuring Handel’s Messiah for their December concert. Visit stewarthallsingers.ca or call 514-630-0331.
Flute and violin lessons: registration ongoing at Stewart Hall, 176 Lakeshore Rd. in Pointe-Claire. Information on the Suzuki Music Program (ages 4+). Call 514-630-2726, Local 1749.
Self-help and support
Communicaid for Hearing Impaired Persons offer a 10-week course in lip-reading (speech reading) to be held this fall at Chartwell Manoir Kirkland, 2 Canvin St. in Kirkland. Places are limited. Call 514-488-5552, Local 4500 or visit hearhear.org.
West Island Palliative Care Residence bereavement group sessions for the fall are taking registration. Groups offered include an Afternoon Adult Group (French) on Wednesdays from 1 to 3 p.m. (Sept. 12-Nov. 7); Evening Adult Group (English) on Thursdays from 7 to 9 p.m. and an Afternoon Adult Group on Thursdays from 1 to 3 p.m. (Sept. 13-Nov. 8). Call 514-693-1718, Local 231 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arthritis West Island Self Help (AWISH) offers programs of support and exercise to help individuals deal with arthritis and chronic pain. Day and evening classes available to help you manage your disease. Fall sessions start in Sept. Visit awishmontreal.org or call 514-631-3288.
Embracing Grief workshops, designed by Vivianne LaRivière, of the Art of Soul Care, is being offered in partnership with ORA Loss and Living Program to help people develop coping skills for grieving through meditation, creative art activities and group discussions. A series of five Saturday sessions in St-Lazare or a series of eight Tuesday evening sessions at Ste. Geneviéve United Church in Dollard are offered. Cost $250 includes 30 hours or workshop time and all art supplies. Call 514-626-4795 or visit www.ora-mtl.org.
LGBTQ2+ Adult & Seniors supper open to adult and seniors who are questioning their gender identity or sexual orientation every Thursday at 4:30 p.m. at Beaconsfield United Church, 202 Woodside Ave. Visit lgbtq2centre.com/meetups.htlml.
Al-Anon Family Groups. Compassionate help for family and friends of alcoholics. If you are troubled by someone else’s drinking you can find help and hope in a friendly, supportive atmosphere with many meeting on the West Island. Call 514-866-9803, email email@example.com or visit al-anon-alateen-qc.ca.
Adult ADHD Support Group — West Island. For adults and their loved ones who have ADHD. They meet every second Thursday at 7:45 p.m. Call 514-773-9815 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Quebec Grandparents Association. A non-profit volunteer organization to educate and support grandparents and their grandchildren to advocate their desire to continue a relationship that may be threatened with loss of contact, usually following family acrimony. For assistance and legal help, call 1-866-745-6110.
LGBTQ Support Group for parents of a child who is lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender or questioning their sexual identity. A discussion group meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at Beaconsfield United Church, 202 Woodside Rd. Share and discuss your concerns in a safe and confidential environment. Call 514-794-5428 or visit lgbtq2centre.com.
West Island Community Resource Centre is a community-based, non-profit organization that offers West Island citizens resources and information by phone, email and in person. They also offer resource publications and free legal and tax clinics several times a year. Call 514-694-6404.
TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) is a low-cost non-profit organization that helps with weight-loss support. They meet every Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Cedar Heights Park Chalet, 20 Robinsdale Ave. in Pointe-Claire. Visit tops.org.
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West Island Cancer Wellness Centre. Receive compassionate support and can participate in programs such as yoga, massage therapy, counselling, and more, for free. They work with your health care professionals to improve your well-being and their services help you manage the emotional and physical challenges that come from a cancer diagnosis. They are open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., except on Wednesdays they are open until 8 p.m. at 115 Du Barry St. in Kirkland. Visit wicwc.org or call 514-695-9355.
Quebec Chapter of the Canadian Celiac Association is a non-profit organization that is a national voice for people who are adversely affected by gluten, who are dedicated to improving diagnosis and quality of life. Their vision is to see the gluten problem found, treated and cured. They offer information and support in following a safe gluten-free diet. The organization relies on membership and donations. Visit celiacquebec.ca, email email@example.com or call 514-893-9856.
New Moms support group, offered by the West Island Women’s Centre, meets on the first Tuesday of every month from 1 to 3 p.m. at St. Columba-by-the-Lake Church, 11 Rodney Ave. in Pointe-Claire. Free of charge. Free childcare available. To register, call 514-781-8529.
Gamblers Anonymous offers help to anyone suffering from a gambling problem. Call 514-484-6666 or visit gamontreal.ca.
Family Resource Centre, a non-profit organization designed to support children age six to 25, parents and professionals, offers a variety of services to help youth who have social, academic and behavioural difficulties. They offer one-on-one social and study skills programs to help children develop necessary skills that will allow them to reach their full potential. Group formats offered every Tuesday from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in Pierrefonds. For more information, call 514-685-5912.
Literacy Unlimited, a community organization dedicated to empowering adults through improved literacy, offers free, confidential, one-on-one tutoring in reading, writing and basic computer skills. Call 514-694-0007 or visit literacyunlimited.ca.
Lou Gehrig’s Disease — SLA/ALS Family Caregiver Support Group meets the first Monday of every month from 6 to 8 p.m. Offered by NOVA West Island. Call 514-695-8335, local 209.
Compassionate Friends, an international self-help, non-profit organization, offers friendship, understanding, grief education and hope for the future to all bereaved parents. The Montreal chapter meets the first Tuesday of each month. Visit TCFCanada.net or call 438-257-0881.
Look Good, Feel Better. Free cosmetic and hair workshops for women living with cancer on the first Monday of the month at the Lakeshore General Hospital. To register, call 514-630-2225, local 1451.
Communicaid for Hearing Impaired Persons (CHIP) provides continuing programs, services and support for people affected by hearing loss in the greater Montreal area and the West Island. Programs include speech reading (lip-reading, communication strategies and information for adults and seniors), Outreach (educating, sensitizing and informing the public), and a new HEAR-ENTENDRE awareness program for prevention of noise-induced hearing loss. For more information call 514-488-5552, local 4500 or visit hearhear.org.
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