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Thursday, Sept. 20

The Westmount Historical Association's fall lecture series begins with 'The Hogg Family: Five Generations of Westmounters' with guest speaker Grace Hogg, at 7 p.m. in the Westmount Room of the Westmount Public Library, 4574 Sherbrooke St. W. Free admission for WHA members, $5 at the door for non-members. Info: 514-925-1404 or 514-932-6688.

Friday, Sept. 21

The Westmount Public Library's Chess Club meets from 2 to 5 p.m. in the library, 4574 Sherbrooke St. W. Info: 514-989-5386.

TGIF at Centre Greene, 1090 Greene Ave. Meal followed by weekly activity for ages 5 to 11, $10 per drop in. 6 to 8:30 p.m. RSVP/Info: 514-931-6202 or www.centregreene.org

Monday, Sept. 24

The Montreal Camera Club presents the slide lecture by Ann Pearson entitled 'Women of Vision', featuring the photography of Imogen Cunningham and Annie Liebovitz, at 7:30 p.m. Meetings are held at Westmount Park Church, 4695 de Maisonneuve Blvd., corner Lansdowne, rear entrance. All are welcome. Info: Barbara Deans at 514-739-9255.

The Royal Commonwealth Society, Montreal Branch, presents Michael Pitts, Rector of Christ Church Cathedral and Dean of Montreal, who will give the illustrated talk 'Christ Church Cathedral Montreal— Stories to Tell' at 7 p.m. in the Westmount Public Library, 4574 Sherbrooke St. W. Members and guests are welcome. Info: 514-281-6718.

Tuesday, Sept. 25

The Philatelic Club of Montreal will hold its first monthly meeting of the fall season at 7:30 p.m. in the Westmount Room of the Westmount Public Library, 4574 Sherbrooke St. W. Other meetings are scheduled for Oct. 30 and Nov. 27. Admission is free, and all stamp collectors are invited to attend. Info: 514-735-3941.

The St. James Literary Society presents Judge Maximillien Polak, who will present an actual case history. You be the judge! 7:30 p.m. at the McGill Faculty Club, 3450 McTavish. Info: 514-484-0146.

Wednesday, Sept. 26

The Westmount Public Library's fall lecture series presents Montreal author Julie Barlow, who will speak about her latest book, co-authored with her partner, Jean-Benoit Nadeau, 'The Story of French' at 7 p.m. in the library, 4574 Sherbrooke St. W. Refreshments will be served. Info: 514-989-5386.

Senior's Luncheon at Centre Greene, 1090 Greene Ave. from 12:15 to 2 p.m. $5 per meal. RSVP/Info: 514-931-6202 or www.centregreene.org

Friday, Sept. 28

The Atwater Lunchtime Series presents Dr. Howard Chertkow, who will discuss ways to mitigate memory loss in his presentation 'When Forgetting Becomes a Problem' at 12:30 p.m. in the Atwater Library, 1200 Atwater Avenue (at Tupper). Free admission. Everyone welcome. Coffee will be served. Attendees are welcome to bring their lunch and enjoy it during the presentation. Info: Tanya Mayhew at 514-935-7344 ext. 203.

TGIF at Centre Greene, 1090 Greene Ave. Meal followed by weekly activity for ages 5 to 11, $10 per drop in. 6 to 8:30 p.m. RSVP/Info: 514-931-6202 or www.centregreene.org

The Atwater Poetry Project's new season begins with Australian poet John Mateer and Canadian poet Jan Zwicky, who will read in at the Atwater Library auditorium, 1200 Atwater Ave. at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. Sponsored by the Canada Council for the Arts and the Atwater Library. Free admission. All are welcome. For more information on upcoming readings and poets, or to listen to recordings of previous Atwater Poetry Project readings, visit www.atwaterlibrary.ca/poetry Info: Tanya Mayhew at 514-935-7344.

Ongoing

The Manoir Westmount seniors residence is looking for a back-up volunteer for its Wednesday night Ecumenical Devotions program from 7:45 to 8:45 p.m. If interested, please contact the Leisure Department at 514-937-3943.

The McClure Gallery at the Visual Arts Centre, 350 Victoria Ave., presents the group exhibition Some Girls, featuring the work of Eliza Griffiths, Lorraine Simms, Marion Wagschal and Janet Werner, through Sept. 29. Info: 514-488-9558.

The Gallery at Victoria Hall, 4626 Sherbrooke St. W., presents the exhibitions Birds & Flowers by Margit Boronkay and Drawings & Paintings by Ron Jamieson through Oct . 6. Info: 514-989-5226.

Monday to Friday, after-school at Centre Greene: gym time, park time, homework hour and a snack. Ages 5 to 12. $195 per month (sliding scale and family discounts available). Registration ongoing. Full time, part time, ped days. Info 514-931-6202 or www.centregreene.org

Do you love to sing, and can you carry a tune? Do you want to learn and have fun at the same time? Come and join a diverse group of women from all over Montreal, led by a dynamic choir director. We sing a variety of music from many cultures and traditions. Rehearsals take place on Tuesdays from 7 to 9:15 p.m. at Victoria Hall. For more information call Marilynn at 514-932-2026.

Dramatis Personae, Westmount's Community Theatre, invites you to try your acting skills. Join us for an exciting new season under the directorship of Jacqueline Van de Geer. We are offering a 12-week semester of acting exercises and general theatre skills taught by Ms. Van de Geer in preparation for casting and rehearsal of a play to be produced next spring. For further details call 514-484-2016 or 514-486-7423 or e-mail dramatis.personae07@gmail.com

Do you want to become a better communicator? Does your job require you to come into contact with people with a hearing loss? Do you have a deaf or hard-of-hearing relative? A course in Oral Communication, offered at Dawson College this fall, might be just the thing for you. A second course, Oral Interpretation, will be offered to people who wish to learn how to provide interpreting services to oral deaf individuals. For more information, please contact Eva Basch at 514-636-0755 or ebasch@videotron.ca.

The Montreal Camera Club meets each Monday at 7:30 p.m. at Westmount Park Church, 4695 de Maisonneuve, entrance at rear. Slide shows, competitions and workshops. Visitors welcome. Info: 514-637-2767.

Westmount Toastmasters: Take the fear out of public speaking every Tuesday at 7 p.m. in Victoria Hall, 4626 Sherbrooke W.

The Rotary Club of Westmount meets each Wednesday at Victoria Hall, 4626 Sherbrooke W., at 12:30 p.m.

Friends of the Westmount Library ask that you think of them if you have any books you wish to donate for their book sales. They accept quality hardcovers and paperbacks in reasonable condition, on all subjects. Please drop off your books at the library circulation desk, 4574 Sherbrooke W.

The Atwater Branch of the Montreal Children's Library, 1200 Atwater Ave., presents a weekly bilingual Science Club on Mondays at 4:30 p.m. for ages 5-12. The program is funded by the NSERC and includes workshops, visits from Captain Catalyst and special events. Info: 514-931-2304.

The Atwater Branch of the Montreal Children's Library, 1200 Atwater Ave., presents their weekly bilingual Chess Club on Fridays at 4 p.m., for ages 6-12. Info: 514-931-2304.

St. Margaret's Home for the elderly is currently recruiting volunteers to help with mealtime assistance and tuck shop, as well as assisting the occupational and physiotherapist. Info: Melanie Lafleur at 514-932-3630.

Mary’s Recovery: Weekly meetings in English and French at the Westmount YMCA for people seeking help in dealing with fear, anger, stress, depression, anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, insomnia, gambling addiction. Info: 514-485-2194 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Tumbling Tots playgroup at Centre Greene, 1090 Greene Ave., for parents and toddlers under five years old, with music, stories and more. Every Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30 to 11 a.m., $3.50 per child per morning. Info: 514-931-6202.

Organizations: Dawson College, Westmount Library, Chess Club Montreal Camera Club Westmount Park Church The Westmount Historical Association Christ Church WHA Atwater Library Royal Commonwealth Society Montreal Branch Philatelic Club of Montreal James Literary Society McGill Faculty Club Atwater Lunchtime Series Canada Council for the Arts Leisure Department Visual Arts Centre Birds & Flowers Margit Boronkay and Drawings & Paintings Atwater Branch Community Theatre Rotary Club of Westmount Science Club NSERC Tumbling Tots

Geographic location: Montreal, 1200 Atwater Avenue, Victoria Westmount

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