Community Calendar of Events
Compiled by QCT staff
From July 20 to Aug. 10, pick your own blackcurrants and gooseberries at the Du Capitaine farm, 4748 chemin Royal, Saint-Jean de l’Île d’Orléans. These flavourful berries, rich in vitamin C, grow in clusters on thornless bushes. The farm is on a cape, surrounded by lavender bushes and fruit trees. Get a great view of the St. Lawrence as you pick. Wear closed-toed shoes and bring a hat, sunscreen, water, a picnic lunch and enough plastic containers to bring your berries home. Activities may be cancelled in case of inclement weather. Call 418-956-2614 for more information.
Wednesday, Aug. 4 at noon – Musical Wednesday concert at Chalmers-Wesley United Church, 78 rue Ste-Ursule in Old Quebec, featuring the traditional Scottish music trio Crépuscule (Christian Haerinck, Dominic Haerinck and Daniel Fréchette). All concerts are free, although donations are welcome. Two gift certificates from the Café-Bistro L’Omelette (Café de Paris) will be drawn at the end of each concert up to Sept. 1. For more details about the concert series, visit chalmerswesley.org.
Voice of English-speaking Québec (VEQ) offers Out and About activities for English speakers 50 and older including free transportation. Weekly outings include shopping trips, nature activities, excursions to Île d’Orléans, visits to museums, ice cream parlour trips and more! Visit veq.ca/ourcommunity/upcoming-events for details. To offer suggestions or to register, contact Maria Hoyt at 418-683-2366 ext. 224 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Library of the Literary and Historical Society of Quebec, located in the Morrin Centre, 44 Chaussée des Écossais in Old Quebec, is now open. Reservations are required. To reserve your time slot, visit morrin.org/en/explore-the-library.
The Festival d’opéra de Québec takes place from July 27 to Aug. 7. Highlights include L’opéra français en fête on July 30 at the Grand Théâtre, Georges Bizet’s Les Pêcheurs de perles on July 31 and Aug. 2 and 4 at Théâtre La Bordée, Les leçons de Maria Callas on Aug. 1, 3, 5 and 6 at Le Diamant and the ever-popular roving Brigade Lyrique, which has promoted opera in Quebec City parks and public spaces with free outdoor performances since the festival’s beginning. For more details and to reserve your tickets, visit festivaloperaquebec.com.
The Domaine Forget in Saint-Irénée presents many free concerts by students of the International Music and Dance Academy, and outdoor activities such as yoga in the sculpture garden and movies at dusk. Concerts in the Grand Hall feature well-known singers and musicians such as Les Violons du Roy, Gregory Charles and Marc Hervieux. For information and reservations visit domaineforget.com, call 1-888-336-7438 or 418-452-3535 or visit the Domaine Forget de Charlevoix Facebook page.