Community Calendar of Events
Compiled by Shirley Nadeau
Oct. 7 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. – Les Violons du Roy concert at the Palais Montcalm. Guest conductor and harpsichordist Matthew Hall has concocted a program highlighting the huge impact that Italian baroque music had during the 18th century, especially in Germany, where it inspired some of the most celebrated composers of the day. A must for baroque music fans. For tickets and to see the rest of the orchestra’s upcoming season in Quebec City, visit violonsduroy.com.
Oct. 9 and 10 – ComicCon takes place at the Quebec City Convention Centre (1000 Boulevard René-Lévesque Est) with guests of honour Georges St-Pierre (UFC, Winter Soldier) and John De Lancie (Star Trek). For more information and tickets, visit comicconquebec.com/en.
Oct. 13 at 7:30 p.m. – Morrin Centre So the Story Goes storytelling series – Indigenous Storytelling. This activity (held via Zoom) will include a short presentation by Dene author and storyteller Richard Van Camp, followed by a workshop during which he will present the basis of his art and will guide the participants in applying their new knowledge in a practical way. Learn more or register for the event at morrin.org/en/event/so-the-story-goes-indigenousstorytelling.
Oct. 13 and 14 at 7:30 p.m. – Join the Morrin Centre’s new Pixels & Pages online book club. Interested in discussing literature with other book lovers? Missing connecting over books in the library? Please bring some book suggestions (two-three) to the meeting. To learn more, visit morrin.org/en/pixels-pages-club-de-lecture-en-ligne.
Oct. 15 (9 a.m.-7 p.m.) and 16 (9 a.m-2 p.m.) – SNACS Fall Book Sale will be held in the gymnasium of Quebec High School, 945 Avenue Belvédère (corner of Boulevard René-Lévesque). All books $3. Cash, credit or debit cards accepted. Donations, including English and French books, CDs and puzzles, may be dropped off at the main entrance of the school Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. until Oct. 15.
Oct. 20-23 and 27-31 from 7-11 p.m. – Errances: 1916 le second brasier at Église Saint-Charles-de-Limoilou, 500 8e Avenue. Rediscover the haunting history of Église SaintCharles-de-Limoilou with a spooky guided walk produced by Machine de Cirque which combines history, fiction, theatre and circus arts. This event is not wheelchair accessible and not recommended for children under 12. Tickets must be reserved online in advance at machinedecirque.com. Tickets are $20 each and include a free drink at Microbrasserie La Souche.
Oct. 21, 22, 23, 28, 29 and 30 at 7:30 p.m. – Quebec Art Company presents the musical HAIR at St. Patrick’s High School auditorium, 79 Rue de Maisonneuve. Tickets ($25) will be available soon at quebecartcompany.com.
Oct. 23, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. – Members’ Day 2021 at the Morrin Centre. The Morrin Centre will celebrate the support of its members with a day filled with Halloween-themed activities! Join us virtually or in person to enjoy games, stories, tastings and contests. Learn more or register for the activities at morrin.org/en/event/members-day2021.
Oct. 23, 26, 28 and 30 at 7:30 p.m. – The Opéra de Québec presents L’Elisir d’amore by Gaetano Donizetti at the Grand Théâtre de Québec. This two-act opera buffa features five exceptionally talented local soloists: Catherine Saint-Arnaud (Adina), Julien Dran (Nemorino), Hugo Laporte (Belcore), Julien Véronèse (Dulcamara) and Lucie Saint-Martin (Giannetta). For more information and to reserve tickets, visit operadequebec.com.
Oct. 30 at 5:00 p.m. – Festival de l’Halloween at the Moulin des Jésuites in Charlesbourg. The Moulin des Jesuites (7960, Boul. Henri-Bourassa) is the starting point for a 1.6-kilometre haunted walk with decorations, performing scarecrows, a festive ambiance, candy and … more candy! Free parking is available nearby along Rue du Moulin-desJésuites or at the Paul-Aimé-Paiement library. The activity is free but space is limited and reservations are required. Reserve online at moulindesjesuites.org/activite/festivalde-lhalloween.
Voice of English-speaking Québec (VEQ) offers Out and About activities for English speakers (ages 50 and up) including free transportation, and many other events including virtual visits, tours for newcomers, Baby Chat, Café au Lait Crew, info sessions on jobs with the federal public service and a virtual prenatal course. Visit veq.ca/our-community/upcoming-events for details or call VEQ at 418-683-2366.
We’re All In This Together is a bi-weekly web series designed especially for seniors by the English Language Arts Network (ELAN). Each of the 18 episodes features entertainment, activities and conversations designed to connect with those in need of support and empathy, with a gentle reminder that we are, indeed, all in this together. Episodes released so far can be found on YouTube (search for “We’re All In This Together Senior Web Series”) and Facebook (search for “WereAllInThisTogetherQuebec”) and are available for all to enjoy.
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