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Saturday, Sept. 8

Arlington Avenue Street Sale: 12+ households on Arlington Avenue will be participating in a street sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be lots of artwork, toys, kitchenware, dinnerware, electronics, children's designer clothing, sporting goods, household items, furniture, and books for sale. Please join us for a bargain and a good time. Dogs welcome, too

Sunday, Sept. 9

Sunday at the Shaar, a programme of the Leisure Institute of Congregation Shaar Hashomayim, 425 Metcalfe Ave., presents 'Navigating the Health Care System' with oncologist Dr. Adrian Langleben at noon. Admission is $5 for lunch and lecture. Info: 514-937-9471.

Monday, Sept. 10

Bar/Bat Mitzvah Information Night at 7:30 p.m. at Temple Emanu-El-Beth Sholom, 395 Elm Ave. Attention to parents with children born in 1995-1997, Rabbi Lerner and new educator Ilana Kuska will present the synagogue’s program of education for B’nai mitzvah, information about facilities, and a calendar open for your selection of Bar/Bat mitzvah dates. Temple classes meet Saturday mornings and/or Wednesday afternoons at Temple. Information meeting lasts one hour. Info: 514-937-3575.

Tuesday, Sept. 11

Marriage Information Meeting at Temple Emanu-El-Beth Sholom, 395 Elm Ave. at 5:30 p.m. Couples considering intermarriage, or conversion by one partner before marriage, are invited to tour the facilities and learn about Temple’s policies and practices from Rabbi Leigh Lerner and Executive Administrator Michelle Serrano. Appointments can be booked with Rabbi Lerner following a brief meeting. Info: 514-937-3575.

Friday, Sept. 14

The LGBT Committee of Temple Emanu-El-Beth Sholom invites you, your significant other and your friends to Kabbalat Shabbat. Brief services at 6:15 p.m., followed by an Oneg Shabbat. Enjoy kiddush and conversation as the sweetness of Rosh Hashanah gives way to the peace of Shabbat. 4100 Sherbrooke St. W. Info: 514-481-0623 or lgbt@templemontreal.ca.

Saturday, Sept. 15

Fall BBQ and Book Sale at the Atwater Library, 1200 Atwater Ave., from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This outdoor fundraising event features fabulous deals on books for children and adults, as well as activities for the whole family, including live accordion music, storytelling, science activities, and arts and crafts. Hot dogs supplied by Metro Supermarché Westmount will be on sale. All proceeds from sales support ALCC and Children’s Library programs. Free admission. Info: Tanya Mayhew at 514-935-7344 or tmayhew@atwaterlibrary.ca

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.

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.

Ongoing

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. Vernissage is Sept. 6 at 6 p.m. 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 from Sept. 12 to Oct . 6. Vernissage is Sept. 11 at 6 p.m. Info: 514-989-5226.

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. We are gathering for an introductory wine and cheese information session the previous Thursday evening, Sept. 6. 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 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.

Enjoy Lawn Bowling this summer: Westmounters interested in trying and learning this great sport are invited to come to the local club on Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. It is located at 401 Kensington, next to Westmount City Hall. Bowls and coaching are provided. There is no dress code, except flat-soled shoes required. Info: 514-931-8690.

The Association sportive des aveugles du Québec is seeking volunteers to serve as directors for the blind lawn bowlers of Westmount and Beaconsfield. For more information, please call the ASAQ at 514-252-3178 ext. 3768 or visit the website at www.sportsaveugles.qc.ca.

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 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 to 10:30 a.m., $3.50 per child drop-in. Info: 514-931-6202.

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.

Organizations: Dawson College, Leisure Institute of Congregation Shaar Hashomayim, Health Care System Westmount Library LGBT Committee of Temple Emanu-El Atwater Library The Westmount Historical Association WHA Philatelic Club of Montreal Visual Arts Centre Atwater Branch Birds & Flowers Margit Boronkay and Drawings & Paintings Community Theatre Science Club NSERC Chess Club ASAQ Tumbling Tots Montreal Camera Club Westmount Park Church Rotary Club of Westmount

Geographic location: Arlington Avenue, Montreal, Westmount Victoria Kensington

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