Galleries and exhibitionsGalerie Plus, 448 Main Rd. in Hudson, presents the exhibition Cityscapes by Heather Dubreuil. Continues until May 5. Call 450-458-1319.Galerie de la ville, 12001 de Salaberry Blvd. in Dollard-des-Ormeaux, presents a call-for-entry exhibition exploring “the doll” and “the doll house” as significant personal or artistic objects, or as important social themes or concepts. Continues until Saturday. Call 514-684-1012, local 298.Stewart Hall Art Gallery, 176 Lakeshore Rd., Pointe-Claire, presents the exhibition Flowers and Monsters — recent works by Montreal artists Ari Bayuaji and Hua Jin. Continues until April 28. 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 this Sunday. 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 letters
Murder Mystery Dinner Théâtre — A Midsummer’s Nightmare: Faeries and Foul Play written by Steve Gillan. Performances: this Saturday, April 27 and May 4 at 6 p.m. at Dorval-Strathmore United Church, 310 Brookhaven Ave. Tickets: $40, $35 for seniors/students, includes a four-course dinner and show. To reserve, call 514-793-9879 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org.Under the Cover, A Conversation with author Heather O’Neill moderated by Jamie Orchard of Global News on Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Sarto Desnoyers Community Centre, 1335 Lakeshore Dr. in Dorval. Tickets: $25 and proceeds go to Literacy Unlimited. Visit literacyunlimited.ca.Demystifying Art: The Past as Present in Contemporary Painting with Lon Dubinsky on Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Stewart Hall Art Gallery, 176 Lakeshore Rd. in Pointe-Claire. Free. Call 514-630-1254.Author Susan Doherty Hannaford will discuss A Secret Music as part of World Book Day on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Kirkland Library, 17100 Hymus Blvd. in Kirkland. Free, but you must reserve. Call 514-630-2726, Local 3216.Mark Abley’s The Organist: Discovering My Father in Music and Melancholy on April 24 at 7 p.m. at the Pointe-Claire Public Library, 100 Douglas Shand Ave. Free. Call 514-630-1218 or biblio.pointe-claire.ca.Ciné-art: Calder, Sculptor of Air. Documentary screening on April 25 at 7 p.m. at the Stewart Hall Art Gallery, 176 Lakeshore Rd. in Pointe-Claire. Free. Call 514-630-1254.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 learn new techniques. For more information go to the Facebook page Artists’ Circle West Island or visit artistscirclewestisland.ca.MusicMark Broady – AKA Second Thought – Charity Rap concert with proceeds to the West Island Women’s Shelter on Thursday at 5 p.m. at Calistoga Grill, 235 St-Jean Blvd. in Pointe-Claire. Tickets: $50. To reserve, call 514-630-7577.Elinor Frey and Suzie LeBlanc — Fiorè: Cello and Enchanted Voices. Classical grand concert on April 26 at 8 p.m. at St-Joachim Church, 2 Ste. Anne St. in Pointe-Claire. Tickets: $18, $10 for seniors/students. Call 514-630-1220, Local 1774.Camaromance — Chasing Clouds with Martine Groulx on April 26 at 8 p.m. at the Peter B. Yeomans Cultural Centre, 1401 Lakeshore Dr. in Dorval. Tickets: $20. Call 514-633-4170.Cantabile Chorale and Orchestra, directed by Peter Willsher, presents J.S. Bach’s Mass in B Minor, on April 27 at 7:30 p.m. at Église Sainte-Geneviève, 16037 Gouin Blvd. W. in Ste. Geneviève. Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Call 514-795-8507 or cantabilechorale.com.St. Columba concerts presents Mozart and More! on April 27 at 7:30 p.m. at the Church of St. Columba by-the-Lake, 11 Rodney Ave. in Pointe-Claire. Donation: $15 (free for children). Call 514-364-3027.Divertissimo: El Duo Simard & Sidorov perform on April 28 at 11 a.m. at the Peter B. Yeomans Cultural Centre, 1401 Lakeshore Dr. in Dorval. Admission: $10, $5 for children ages 6-12 years, free for children five and under. Call 514-633-4170.Stewart Hall Singers, with directed Douglas Knight, presents a spring concert with classic and modern favourites, on May 4 at 8 p.m. at Église Saint-Joachim, 2 Ste. Anne St., in Pointe-Claire. Tickets: $20. Call 514-697-2952 or stewarthallsingers.ca.Chorale Philomena’s Singers present Rhythms of Life on May 4 at 7:30 p.m. at Union Church, 24 Maple Ave. in Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue and on May 5 at 3 p.m. at St. Columba by-the-Lake Church, 11 Rodney Ave. in Pointe-Claire. Tickets: $18, $12 for seniors/students, children 12 and under free. Visit brownpapertickets.com.Spectrum Voices presents A Splash of Rhythm on May 10 and 11 at 8 p.m. at Briarwood Presbyterian Church, 70 Beaconsfield Blvd. Tickets: $20. Call 450-458-2296.Briarwood Presbyterian Church Choir is looking for choir members for its 10 a.m. Sunday service. You do not need to join the church, all you need is a love of singing. Call 514-695-1879.Self-help and supportProstate Cancer Canada Network — Montreal West Island annual meeting followed by a round table discussion on April 25 at 7:30 p.m. at the Sarto Desnoyers Community Centre, 1335 Lakeshore Dr. in Dorval. Visit pccnmontrealwestisland.com.Exercise for Arthritis. Evening exercise for arthritis and chronic pain with fitness and movement professional offered by AWISH on Mondays from 6 to 7 p.m. until June 7 at the Sarto Desnoyers Community Centre, 1335 Lakeshore Dr. in Dorval. To register, call 514-631-3288 or Email email@example.com.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 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.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.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 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. 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.Gamblers Anonymous offers help to anyone suffering from a gambling problem. Call 514-484-6666 or visit gamontreal.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.Groups and clubs
The Pointe-Claire Horticultural Society meets on April 17 at 7:30 p.m. at the Church of the Resurrection, 99 Mount Pleasant Ave. Denis Bernard will give a presentation on Growing Hydrangeas. Guest fee $5. Call 514-426-8375 or pteclairehort.org.
The Montreal Chapter of the Canadian Aviation Historical Society meets on April 18 at 11 a.m. at the Pointe-Claire Legion Hall, 365 St. Louis St. David Langlois will give an eclectic overview of the life of his father Jim Langlois, a master mechanic, engineer and designer. Cost: $5 includes light lunch. Call 450-463-1998.Sports and hobbiesEmbroidery for Beginners. Free workshop offered by the Lakeshore Creative Stitchery Guild on Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Centre Noël Legault, 245 Lakeshore Rd. in Pointe-Claire. All materials supplied. Visit lcsg-gtal.ca.Sports, 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.SeniorsLine Dancing Classes offered by West Island Kirkland every Tuesday at noon (beginners) followed by the advanced class at 1 p.m. at 16950A Hymus Blvd. in Kirkland. Cost: $5, $4 for members. Call 514-694-2434 or Email email@example.com.Etc.Christ Church Beaurepaire Lenten Lunch on Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 455 Church St. in Beaconsfield. Homemade soup served with bun, cheese, dessert, tea/coffee. Tickets: $8. Visit christchurchbeaurepaire.com.Animatch holds a meet and greet on Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Global Pitou Minou in Plaza Pointe-Claire (near Highway 20 and St-Jean Blvd.). Visit animatch.ca.Earth Day at Le Nichoir. Family activity – walk in the Clarke Sydenham nature reserve for a series of fun activities on Sunday from 10 a.m. to noon at Le Nichoir, 637 Main Rd. in Hudson. Free, but you must reserve. Call 450-458-2809 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.Hudson’s First Annual Plogathon: Earth Day Cleanup on Monday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. meeting at the Stephen F. Shaar Community Centre, 394 Main Rd. in Hudson. Plogging is an Eco-Friendly exercise mashup that combines the endorphin rush of jogging (or walking) with the environmental benefit of picking up trash, a combination of jogging with picking up litter (Swedish: plocka upp). Bring your own garden gloves, loads of used plastic bags and your runners. Email email@example.com.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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.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.West Island Meals on Wheels kitchens are looking for new volunteers: cooks are needed in Pierrefonds East and a cook and a deliverer are needed in Lachine West.The Beaconsfield Library is looking for youth, ages 12–17 years, to help with its annual book sale.Pierrefonds Community Project is looking for a volunteer to help at its monthly community dinner – the next one is on April 26.Dialytran is an organization that works to improve the quality of life of patients living with end-stage kidney disease and receiving hemodialysis treatment at the MUHC. Fundraising volunteers are needed at some West Island locations to sell spring flowers April 19-21 – come out and help this important group.West Island Community Shares needs the help of many volunteers for their May 10 Happening Gourmet gastronomic fundraising event, to be held at the Sheraton Dorval-Montreal Airport.An autonomous seniors’ apartment building (subsidized by the OMHM) is looking for a team who might like to help the residents with property beautification, beginning with spring clean-up and planting area preparation.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.A Polish and French-speaking Pointe-Claire woman in her 90s living with dementia would love to share time with a female volunteer who could visit her and have coffee or colour pictures, and in good weather, go for walks outside her apartment. She has a small, friendly dog and she walks with a cane. She used to work as a cleaning lady and enjoys cleaning very much. She used to enjoy knitting.A sociable Pointe-Claire woman would love to have a female volunteer to offer friendly home visits, accompany her on short walks and do social outings with her. She loves to play bridge and is physically mobile. She speaks French and English.