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West Island Community Calendar for the week of Nov. 20

Galleries and exhibitions

The Stewart Hall Art Gallery, 176 Lakeshore Rd. in Pointe-Claire, presents the latest submissions to the 2020 Art Rental Collection — a collection of artworks by more than 75 artists, chosen annually by a jury of professionals, available for rent or for purchase. Continues until Dec. 1. Call 514-630-1220, local 1778.

Kirkland Library, 17100 Hymus Blvd., presents an exhibit of paintings by the Kirkland Artists Association. Continues until Tuesday. Call 514-630-2726, local 3216.

Galerie de la ville, 12001 de Salaberry Blvd. in Dollard-des-Ormeaux, presents The Collector’s Fair IV — an exhibition and sale for the home art collection starting Saturday and continuing to Dec. 22. Vernissage on Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. Call 514-684-1012, local 298.

Montreal Aviation Museum on McGill University’s MacDonald campus, 21111 Lakeshore Rd. in Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, is open to the public Saturday-Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 514-398-7948 or visit cahc-ccpa.com.

Arts and letters

Nunsense the Musical presented by Lakeshore Players Dorval continues until Nov. 23 at Lakeside Academy, 5050 Sherbrooke St. in Lachine. Show. Tickets $22-$26. Visit lakeshoreplayersdorval.com.

Pointe-Claire Artisan Show on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. at the Pointe-Claire Cultural Centre, 176 Lakeshore (hot chocolate with Santa on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m.) Free admission.

Cummings West Island Art Show on Sunday from 1 to 7 p.m. (vernissage) and Monday from 1 to 7 p.m. at Congregation Beth Tikvah, 136 Westpark Blvd. in Dollard. Free admission. Call 514-734-1762 or cummingscentre.org.

An Unforgettable Journey to Panama with Jennifer Doré Dallas on Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Kirkland Library, 17100 Hymus Blvd. Free, but you must reserve. Call 514-630-2726, local 3216.

Music

Lakeshore Chamber Orchestra presents its autumn concert German Masters on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at Valois United Church, 70 Belmont Ave. in Pointe-Claire. Donation $10, 18 years and under admitted for free. Visit lakeshorechamberorchestra.ca.

Friday Night Blues: Miche Love Dennery performs on Nov. 29 at 7:30 p.m. at the Pointe-Claire Cultural Centre, 176 Lakeshore Rd. Free, but passes required. Call 514-630-1220, local 1774.

Cedar Park Coffee House. “Merry and Bright” Christmas Revue, magical evening of Christmas songs, carols, skits, stories, games, refreshments and fellowship at 7 p.m. at Cedar Park United Church, 204 Lakeview Ave. in Pointe-Claire. Freewill offering.

Chorale Philomela Singers Holiday Concert on Nov. 30 at 7:30 p.m. at Union Church, 24 Maple Ave. in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue and on Dec. 1 at 3 p.m. at St. Columba by-the-Lake Presbyterian Church, 11 Rodney Ave. in Pointe-Claire. Tickets $20, $15 for students/seniors, children under 12 free. Visit brownpapertickets.com/event/4428761

Sinfonia de l’Ouest presents the concert Un Noël Classique on Nov. 30 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Joachim Church, 2 Ste-Anne St. in Pointe-Claire. Tickets: $20, $15 for students, children 12 and under free. Visit sinfonia.ca.

Acappella Sounds Women’s Chorus presents Feast and Festivity on Nov. 30 at 3 p.m. at Summerlea United Church, 225 50th Ave. in Lachine. Tickets: $20, free for children. They will also be collecting non-perishable food items for Moisson Montréal.

Cantabile Chorale and Orchestra present Mozart’s Vespers and Dvorak’s De Deum plus seasonal music on Nov. 30 at 7:30 p.m. at Église Sainte Geneviève, 16037 Gouin Blvd. in Ste-Geneviève. Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Visit brownpapertickets.com. or call 514-795-8507.

Jardin De Givre. Classical concert with Olga Gross (harp) and Claudine Ledoux (mezzo-soprano) on Dec. 1 at 3 p.m. at the Pointe-Claire Cultural Centre, 176 Lakeshore Rd. Free, but passes required. Call 514-630-1220, local 1774.

Guffman 5 benefit concert on Dec. 1 at 3 p.m. at Roxboro United Church, 116 Cartier St. in Roxboro. Tickets at the door: $20. All welcome.

Stewart Hall Singers presents Haydn’s celebrated Paukenmesse, plus classic and modern Christmas selections, on Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. at Église Saint-Joachim, 2 Ste-Anne St. in Pointe-Claire. Tickets: $20. Visit stewarthallsingers.ca.

Christmas Dessert Concert with the Lakeshore Concert Band on Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m. at St. George’s Anglican Church, 23 Perrault Ave. in Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue. Tickets: $20, children 16 and under free. Please bring a non-perishable food item. Call 514-457-6934.

Sainte-Anne Singers presents Songs for a Winter’s Night on Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. at Wyman Church, 24 Maple Ave. in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue and on Dec. 8 at 3 p.m. at Wyman Church, 513 Main Rd. in Hudson. Tickets: $20, $15 for students, $5 for 12 years and under. Visit sainteannesingers.org.

OCTET Plus Christmas benefit concert

CORO VIVO Choir Christmas concert on Dec. 12 at 7:30 p.m. at Valois United Church, 70 Belmont Ave. in Pointe-Claire. Freewill offering. Email corovivomontreal@gmail.com.

Christmas Concert and Food Drive featuring the Mimosa Wind Ensemble and the Pipes and Drums of the Black Watch on Dec. 16 at 7:30 p.m. at Dorval-Strathmore United Church, 310 Brookhaven Ave. in Dorval. Tickets $20 (at the door) or $15 (in advance) plus a non-perishable food item. Call 514-793-9879 or Email dsuc13churchevents@gmail.com.

Briarwood Presbyterian Church, 70 Beaconsfield Blvd. in Beaconsfield, is looking for singers to join their choir. If you like to sing Email info@briarwoodpresbyterianchurch.ca.

Self-help and support

Prostate Cancer Canada Network — Montreal West Island meets on Nov. 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the Sarto Desnoyers Community Centre, 1335 Lakeshore Dr. in Dorval. A Peer-to-Peer round-table discussion will be held. Call 514-694-6412 or pccnmontrealwestisland.com.

Lou Gehrig’s Disease — SLA/ALS Family Caregiver support group, offered by NOVA West Island, meets the first Monday of every month from 6 to 8 p.m. in Beaconsfield. Call 514-695-8335, local 205.

AWISH Montreal offers exercise for arthritis evening classes from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Sarto Desnoyers Community Centre in Dorval. To register, call 514-631-3288 or email arthritis@awishmontreal.org.

Compassionate Friends, an international self-help support group for bereaved parents, meets on the first Tuesday of each month. For information and support, call 438-257-0881.

Overeaters Anonymous, a 12-step recovery group for compulsive overeaters, anorexics and bulimics. No weigh-ins, dues or fees. Weekly meetings at various locations. Call 514-488-1812.

ANEB — open support group for people (aged 17+) suffering from an eating disorder and their loved ones. Open to those suffering or living with an obsession of their body image, as well as support groups for their loved ones. The groups are confidential, free of charge and require no registration or long-term commitment. They are offered in English, on the West Island. Visit anebquebec.com/en/services/groupe-de-soutien-ouverts.

GRASP – Grief Recovery After a Substance Passing. A free peer support group for people grieving the loss of a loved one to substance abuse meet every Wednesday from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in Beaconsfield. To register, call 514-898-1220 or email graspmontreal@hotmail.com or visit grasphelp.org.

LGBTQ2+ Adult & Seniors supper open to adult and seniors who are questioning their gender identity or sexual orientation every Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Beaconsfield United Church, 202 Woodside Ave. Visit http://www.lgbtq2centre.com.

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. Call 514-866-9803, email aisarea88english@gmail.com or visit alanonalateenqcouest.org.

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 adultadhd.wi@gmail.com.

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 Concord House, 152 Concord Cres., in Pointe-Claire. Visit tops.org.

West Island Cancer Wellness Centre. Compassionate support and programs such as yoga, massage therapy, counselling, and more. 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. Open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., except on Wednesdays until 8 p.m. at 115 Du Barry St. in Kirkland. All services are free. Visit wicwc.org or call 514-695-9355.

Gamblers Anonymous offers help to anyone suffering from a gambling problem. Call 514-484-6666 or visit gamontreal.ca.

Groups and Clubs

The Montreal Chapter of the Canadian Aviation Historical Society meets on Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Pointe-Claire Legion Hall, 365 St. Louis St. Diana Trafford will speak on the RAF Ferry Command. Cost: $5 includes light lunch. Call 450-463-1998.

Seniors

Senior Men’s Contract Bridge Club every Tuesday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Edwin-Crawford Residence, 35 Maywood Ave. in Pointe-Claire. Cost: $5. No partner or commitment required. Call 514-697-4159.

Sports and hobbies

Lakeshore Creative Stitchery Guild meets every Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and alternating Tuesdays from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Centre Noël Legault, 245 Lakeshore Rd. in Pointe-Claire. Visitors and beginners welcome. Visit lcsg-gtal.ca.

Children and teens

Les “Gizmos à Popol”. Exhibition for Kids by artist Paul Sincennes who creates sculptures using recycled wood to make reindeers, owls, friendly snowmen and little houses. Continues until Jan. 12, 2020 at the Pointe-Claire Cultural Centre, 176 Lakeshore Rd. Free admission. Call 514-630-1220.

Etc.

Marché St. Columba on Friday from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. and on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at St. Columba by-the-Lake Church, 11 Rodney Ave. in Pointe-Claire. Dinner served on Friday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and brunch on Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Christmas bazaar on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Veronica’s Parish Hall, 1300 Carson Ave. in Dorval.

Christmas bazaar on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Church of St. John the Baptist, 233 Ste. Claire Ave. in Pointe-Claire. Light lunch available.

Christmas bazaar, artisan fair and bake sale on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Dorval-Strathmore United Church, 310 Brookhaven Ave. in Dorval. Lunch-café at 11:30 a.m.

Boutique 24 Thrift Shop is open every Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and the last Friday of each month from 6 to 9 p.m. during Coffee House and the last Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Union Church, Adair Hall, 24 Maple Ave. in Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue. Donations welcome. Call 514-453-2902.

Thrift Shops for NOVA offer clothing for the whole family, footwear, books, household items, jewelry, etc. Thrift shop and used book shop, 43 Ste-Anne St. in Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue. Call 514-457-1642. Thrift shop at 2750 St-Charles Blvd. in Kirkland. Call 514-697-6692. Furniture and Used Book Thrift Shop, 449 Beaconsfield Blvd. in Beaconsfield. Call 514-694-8417. Boutique NOVA in Plaza Pointe-Claire. Boutique NOVA Hudson, 455 Main Rd. and a second new location 538 Main Rd. in Hudson. Call 450-202-6682. All are open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Donations welcome. Visit thriftshopsfornova.com.

Volunteers

The Teapot 50+ Centre, 2901 St-Joseph Blvd. in Lachine, is urgently looking for volunteers to help with the programs for older adults. A bilingual receptionist is needed for a 3-hour shift on Wednesday or Friday from 1 to 4 p.m; they need a boutique coordinator on Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and a dishwasher for the soup and sandwich lunches on Tuesday from noon to 2 p.m. Call 514-637-5627 or theresag@theteapot.org.

ABOVAS — a non-profit organization that offers accompanied-transport for West Island residents going to medical appointments on the island of Montreal. If you need assistance and would like to use this service, or if you have a few hours to offer with access to a car and would like to volunteer, email info@abovas.com or call 514-694-3838, or visit abovas.com.

Volunteer West Island matches you with volunteer opportunities that suit your interests in the West Island. Visit cabvwi.org or call 514-457-5445, ext. 226. They are currently looking for the following:

Kitchen clean-up help is needed at Meals on Wheels. This is a 100 per cent volunteer-driven program that provides hot nutritious meals to home-bound or isolated seniors and to those with reduced autonomy – and, as importantly, helps break isolation. Ages 25+.

The community Flu Vaccination Clinics organized by our local CLSCs are still looking for volunteers to help the Lachine, Lasalle and Pierrefonds dates run smoothly. Ages 18+.

There are several West Island seniors’ residences that are looking for friendly visitors for clients who have no family close by – it makes a world of difference in their lives. Also needed are volunteers to help run the group activities with the Recreation Technician. Ages 16+.

The Nova Thrift Shops are operated by volunteers who play an essential role in the daily operation of their stores. Help needed in several locations. Ages 18+.

The Morgan Arboretum in Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue is looking for volunteers to help with the maintenance of the paths and at the welcome centre. Ages 18+.

West Island Citizen Advocacy is a Centraide/WICS community organization that matches volunteers with seniors or with people suffering from a handicap. Call 514-694-5850 or visit volunteerwica.com. They need:

An English-speaking Roxboro resident in his early 50s with reduced mobility would love the company of a male volunteer for friendly visits and social outings. He drives but would love to have occasional company during his outings to the mall or around the neighbourhood. He is a very outgoing person who loves watching football and animated films.

A Pierrefonds resident in her 70s who loves classical music and languages would appreciate some help going through her closet to donate some of her clothes. She was a teacher for 27 years and still offers her support to schools when they call her. She taught French to newly arrived students from around the world and is very passionate about her career.

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