Galleries and exhibitionsGalerie de la ville, 12001 de Salaberry Blvd. in Dollard, presents The Doll House, an in-gallery creation project and works by artists responding to the call-for-entry based on the theme of the doll. Continues until March 17. Call 514-684-1012.The Stewart Hall Art Gallery, 176 Lakeshore Rd., Pointe-Claire, presents the exhibition Spectres by the Guido Molinaro Foundation. Continues until March 10. Call 514-630-1220, local 1778.Dorval Museum of Local History and Heritage, 1850 Lakeshore Dr., Dorval, presents the exhibition Hockey Cup History which captures the true spirit of Quebec and it’s passion for hockey. Continues until April 21. Museum is open Thursday to Sunday from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Free admission. Call 514-633-4314.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 lettersDemystifying Art: Guido Molinari Foundation: Between Heritage and Contemporary Art. Lecture on Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Stewart Hall Art Gallery, 176 Lakeshore Rd. in Pointe-Claire. Free. To reserve, call 514-630-1254.Lakeshore Light Opera present the Canadian premier of Gilbert and Sullivan’s first collaboration Thespis from March 8 to 16 at Lakeside Academy, 5050 Sherbrooke St. in Lachine. Tickets: $15-$29. Visit llo.org or call 514-804-4900.The Hudson Music Club presents The Drowsy Chaperone from March 14-24 at Hudson Village Theatre, 28 Wharf Rd. Tickets: $28, $24 for students/seniors. Call 450-458-5361.Artists’ Circle West Island. If you enjoy painting or drawing and would like to meet other artists in the area, meetings are held the third Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Pierrefonds Cultural Centre. Art demonstrations, refreshments and a chance to share ideas and to learn new techniques and tips. For more information go to the Facebook page Artists’ Circle West Island or visit artistscirclewestisland.ca.MusicContra Dance on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at Union Church, 24 Maple St. in Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue. Live music with Contra musicians Bill Gossage, Mike Bleho, Glenn Roy and caller Pierre Savaria. Admission: $12, $8 for students, free for 13 and under. All welcome. Dress comfortably, no experience necessary. Call 514-457-1793.The Side Door Coffee House presents an evening of live musical entertainment featuring The Echo Hunters on March 8 at 8 p.m. at St. David Parish Hall, 12450 Gascon St. in Pierrefonds. Admission: $10. Visit sidedoorcoffeehouse.com.Women’s Voices concert with Ingried Boussaroque on March 10 at 2 p.m. at the Dollard Community Centre, 12001 de Salaberry Blvd. Free admission. Call 514-684-1496.Catherine St-Arnaud and Accomplices — Witches At The Stake (Divertissimo Series). Baroque music, coffee and croissants on March 10 at 11 a.m. at the Peter B. Yeomans Cultural Centre, 1401 Lakeshore Dr. in Dorval. Admission: $10, $5 for children aged 6-12 years, free for 5 and under. Call 514-633-4170.Dragún Bán (White Dragon). World music concert on March 17 at the Pointe-Claire Cultural Centre, 176 Lakeshore Rd. Free, but passes required. Call 514-630-1220, Local 1774.The Lakeshore Concert Band rehearses every Monday evening and is looking for new musicians. The band is currently preparing for its upcoming gala concert Musical Postcards (May 25), under the new interim music director Richard Stoelzel. Visit lakeshoreconcertband.ca/join.Self-help and supportThe Low Vision Self-Help Association meets on March 13 at 1:15 p.m. at the Church of St. John the Baptist, 233 Ste. Claire Ave. in Pointe-Claire. A guest speaker from the Canada Revenue Agency will speak on benefits and tax credits for persons with disabilities. Call 514-626-2649.Living With Arthritis. A series of five interactive/informal information sessions to learn the coping skills and tips for arthritis and chronic pain presented by AWISH Montreal starting in April at the Beaconsfield Library, 303 Beaconsfield Blvd. To register and for more information, call 514-631-3288 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org.ANEB — open support group for people (aged 17+) suffering from an eating disorder and their loved ones. Open to those suffering from an eating disorder 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.Grandparents Association of Quebec, an organization that helps grandparents, families, grandchildren as well as elders when the relationship between grandchildren and grandparents and extended family is broken. Help Line 514-745-6110 or 1-866-745-6110.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 email@example.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 with many meeting on the West Island. Call 514-866-9803, email firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.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 Cedar Heights Park Chalet, 20 Robinsdale Ave. in Pointe-Claire. Visit tops.org.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.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. For more information call 514-488-5552, local 4500 or visit hearhear.org.Groups and clubsThe Pointe-Claire Horticultural Society meets on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Church of the Resurrection, 99 Mount-Pleasant Ave. in Pointe-Claire. Presentation and demonstration by Claude Gauthier on Building Terrariums. Guest fee: $5. Visit pteclairehort.org.Children and teensPercufolie: From Tribal Beats to Modern Rhythms. Children’s show (in French) for ages 4+ on Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Pointe-Claire Cultural Centre, 176 Lakeshore Rd. Free, but passes required. Call 514-630-1220, Local 1774.Le Grenier des Molinari. Children’s show in collaboration with the exhibit at Stewart Hall on Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Pointe-Claire Cultural Centre. Free, but passes required. Call 514-630-1220, Local 1774.Hockey Puck with Logo. Drop-in workshop for kids (ages 5+) where you make your own hockey puck and personalize it with your own logo on March 6 from 1:30 to 4 p.m. at the Pointe-Claire Cultural Centre, 176 Lakeshore Rd. Free. Call 514-630-1220.Drôles d’oiseaux. Children’s puppet show (in French) for ages 5-10 years on March 10 at 3 p.m. at the Pointe-Claire Cultural Centre. Free, but passes required. Call 514-630-1220, Local 1774.Sports and hobbiesSports, Exercise and Volleyball. Every Monday and Thursday from 8 to 10 p.m. at St. Charles Elementary School, 4331 Ste-Anne St. in Pierrefonds. 15 minutes of jogging, 1/2 hour floor exercise followed by one hour of mixed volleyball. Non-profit, fee for rental of gym is $15/month. Call 514-620-9259.SeniorsThe Seniors Empowerment Conference – a two-part conference on Healthcare Services and Fraud presented by West Island Citizen Advocacy on March 21 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Pierrefonds Cultural Centre, 13850 Gouin Blvd. Free, but you must register. Transportation is available for seniors with limited mobility. Call 514-694-5850.Senior Men’s Contract Bridge 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.Kirkland 55+ Club Duplicate Bridge every Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. at 16950A Hymus Blvd. in Kirkland. Relaxing and enjoyable afternoon playing bridge. Call 514-694-2435 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.Cummings West winter registration is now being held for winter courses and programs designed exclusively for the 50+. For more information and a free guide, call 514-343-3510 or cummingscentre.org.Single Seniors Breakfast every Sunday from 8 to 10 a.m. at Brasserie Le Manoir (corner of Hymus and St-Jean Blvd.) Breakfast and exchange with other single seniors. You pay for your own breakfast.Etc.Rummage sale on Wednesday from 10 a.m. to noon at St. John’s United Church, 98 Aurora Ave. in Pointe-Claire.Book sale at the Hudson War Memorial Library begins Monday at 2:30 p.m. and continues until Saturday at 2 p.m. at 60 Elm St. in Hudson.Boutique 24 Thrift Shop offers clothing, household articles, jewellery and books every Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and on the last Friday of every month from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 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.VolunteersThe Teapot 50+ Centre in Lachine is currently looking for volunteers drivers and receptionists. Medical transportation is provided to seniors living in Lachine, if required. Receptionists asked to commit to three hours per week. Call 514-637-5627 or email@example.com.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.The Canadian Cancer Society is looking for volunteers to help with their annual daffodil campaign that will run from April 4 to 7 — specifically with the sale of flowers, deliveries, compilation of cash and managing the points of sale. Minimum age: 16The Canadian Liver Foundation is launching some innovative initiatives locally and is looking for help! Event Day Volunteers for the ReCouture Fashion Fundraiser (March 30) and Promenade Nocturne pour le Foie Fundraiser (June 8) – minimum age: 18; other volunteers needed to help with office work in the Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue office – minimum age: 29.AVATIL is an organization that supports clients with mild to moderate intellectual handicaps achieve independent living. Their board of directors is looking for a new member and a treasurer with finance/accounting experience to begin in April. Total of 7 meetings in Lachine, September through May.The West Montreal Readaptation Centre (WMRC) is looking for volunteers to help in their offices in Lachine and in Beaconsfield with administrative duties. The organization is also looking for volunteers who would like to spend about 2 hours per week spending time with an adult who has intellectual disabilities, developmental or autism spectrum disorders.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.An 86-year-old Russian woman in Pierrefonds is looking for a Russian or German female volunteer to visit her at her home and/or accompany her on outings. She is a very sociable person with good sense of humor who takes life positively and is a cheerful and an easy-going person. She was teaching linguistics in Russia. She is physically mobile but has some hearing difficulty. She speaks Russian, German and limited English. A Dollard resident in her 50s would appreciate the company of a female volunteer for evening or weekend activities outside of her residence. She enjoys bowling, shopping, going out for coffee and for walks (weather permitting). An Île-Bizard man in his early 60s would love the company of a male volunteer for friendly visits to break his isolation. He lives with his cat and is a country music lover who enjoys western music and movies. He likes cooking, shopping, painting, outings and enjoys bird watching. A Pierrefonds man in his early 70s is looking for a male volunteer for friendly chats and accompaniment for short walks around his house in order to improve on his mobility. He is a calm and open-minded man with visual impairment who speaks English and is originally from India.