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GOA’S HAPPENING EASTER

Easter egg hunt: An Easter egg hunt will be held on April 21, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., at Alban Couto Community Library, Aldona. Details: 9823222665

Easter brunch: Grand Hyatt Goa is hosting an Easter brunch, with five live stations, cocktails, exciting children’s activities and more, on April 21, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Dining Room at Grand Hyatt Goa. Details: 8327111510

Easter DELIGHTS: This Easter, Radisson Blu is hosting an extravagant spread along with activities on April 21, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Upper Deck, Radisson Blu, Cavelossim.

Easter ACTIVITIES: Celebrate Easter in style with a hearty brunch, live band performances, cocktails, games and more on April 21, Waterfront Terrace and Bar, Goa Marriott Resort and Spa. Details: 2463333/9967763776

Easter celebrations: The Leela Goa is hosting a couple of Easter delights for guests. Indulge in exotic seafood by the beach on April 20, at the Easter Eve Barbeque at Susegado. Savour some mouth-watering delicacies at the Easter brunch on April 21, at The Restaurant. Details: 9446071553

spirit of Easter: Revel in the spirit of the festival with special Easter celebrations at the picturesque Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Goa on April 21, with an Easter brunch at 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., and Easter dinner at 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Details: 6683333

Easter feast: Celebrate the true spirit of Easter at the legendary Taj Fort Aguada Resort & Spa, Goa on April 21, with an Easter brunch at 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Details: 6645858

Easter affair: Taj Holiday Village Resort & Spa, Goa presents exuberant Easter celebrations this season, from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Details: 6645858

Easter JOY: Vivanta by Taj, Goa promises a delectable affair of Easter goodness at Latitude, the all-day diner on April 21. The Easter brunch will be at 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm. Easter goodies will be available at 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Details:  6633636

 

Activities

Heritage trail: Soul Travelling in collaboration with Bhoomij Heritage and the Waste Less Project is organising the Waste Less Mapusa Trail on April 19 at 8 a.m.Here’s your chance to explore the history of Mapusa and the presence of sustainable stores. Details: 7378301863

Jumble sale: A sale of needlework, plants, clothing and household items will be organised from April 13 to April 21, 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Chibibem, Next to Ana Fonte Garden, Rua Pe Miranda, Main Road, Margao. Details: 9970372047/2736598

Earth Keepers Market: Visit ‘Earth Keepers Market’ for fresh organic fruits and vegetables, organic groceries, herbal health supplements, herbal remedies, natural body products, acupressure kits, vision improvement kits, etc on April 21, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at The Rejuvenation Center, Bardez. Details: 8888409687

Sunday quiz: The third stage of the Sunday Evening Quiz Club’s Blockbusters series, based on the classic BBC TV show of the same name, will take place on April 21, 4 p.m. at International Centre Goa, Dona Paula. Details: www.seqc.blogspot.com.

Heritage walk: Bhoomij Heritage is conducting a heritage trail and will explore five temples in North Goa that have the unique monochromatic Kaavi wall-art, a unique and traditional art form of Goa on April 21, 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Transport and lunch are included. Details: 7776887807

Skateboarding camp: A skateboarding camp will be conducted from April 22 to April 27, at Youth Hostel, Miramar. Skateboards will be provided. Details: 7719940919.

 

ART AND CULTURE

Film screening: ‘Yvone Kane’ will be screened at The Dogears Bookshop in Margao, which, in collaboration with the Centre for Portuguese Language and Culture of Chowgule College, is organising its 3rd annual Portuguese Film Festival. The movie will be screened on April 20, at 5:30 p.m. Details: 9850398530

Musical evening: The renowned Indian Naval Band under the aegis of Headquarters Goa Naval Area will be performing a repertoire of musical arrangements, on April 20, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Kala Academy, Panaji

MOG Sundays: Museum of Goa is hosting a talk on ‘Innervision’ by artist Siddhartha Tawade on April 21, at 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Museum of Goa, Pilerne Industrial Estate. Details: info.museumofgoa@gmail.com/7722089666

Art installation: Museum of Goa (MOG) is hosting ‘Giant Dolls House’, a collaborative installation/display by different stakeholders from and in Goa, from April 20 onwards. Details: info.museumofgoa@gmail.com/7722089666

 

FAITH

Holy Week Services: The Holy Week Services at Sé Catedral, Old Goa are as follows: Maundy Thursday service on April 18 will start at 5 p.m. with the solemn Eucharist and the washing of the feet. The passion and death of Jesus will be celebrated on April 19. The services of Good Friday will start at 3:30 p.m, and will conclude with the traditional ‘Capas Magnas’ (Shempddeanchem Pursanv) along with veneration. The resurrection of Christ will be celebrated with the Easter vigil services at 11 p.m. on April 20. Archbishop Filipe Neri Ferrao will preside over all the services of the Holy Week at the Sé Catedral Church.

Liturgical services: The liturgical services at Pallotti Home, Chicalim are as follows. On Maundy Thursday, the Holy Eucharist will begin at 6 p.m. followed by visits to the altar of repose. On Good Friday, the way of the cross will start at 7 a.m., the Divine Mercy Novena at 12 p.m., and the Good Friday service at 6.00 p.m. On Easter, the vigil service will began on April 20 at 11:30 a.m. The Easter Sunday service will be held at 8:15 a.m.

Shab-e-bara’at: The Muslim community are hereby informed that the religious night of Shab-e-bara’at will be celebrated on the night of April 20.

 

WORKSHOP/SEMINAR/ LECTURE 

Flower-making: Learn how to make fifty different types of flowers at a two-day flower making workshop on April 19 and 20, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Panaji. Fee: `1500 Details: 9421246733/2464178

THE ART OF FLOWERS: A flower making workshop will be organised on April 20, 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Patto. Details: ranjana1010@hotmail.com

Preparatory classes: Swami Vivekananda Society is organising preparatory classes for students seeking admission in Fine Art Architecture colleges from April 20, at 10 a.m. at Kala Kendra os Swami Vivekananda Society, Junta House, Panaji. Details: 22224098

Ice-cream workshop: An ice-cream making session will be held on April 20, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Miramar. Details: 9552276084

Personality workshop: A three-hour workshop on ‘Developing a Positive Personality’ for children aged 9 to 12 will be held on April 20, Margao. Details: http://ameyhegde.in

Mandala painting: A one-day mandala painting workshop will be held on April 21, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Traya Natural Health Centre. Fee: `500. Details: 7775065292/ 9420820890

Dudhacho falar workshop: A workshop on creating delicious milk sweets (dudhacho falar) will be held on April 21 in Mapusa. Details: 7588445518

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