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Retro vibes: Don Bosco College, Panaji will be hosting ‘Meteora 2K18’; an inter collegiate mega event on December 6 and 7 at the Don Bosco Oratory, Panaji. The theme of the event is retro and Meteora 2K18 will take a ride back to the seventies. Registration begins on December 6, 9 a.m. Details: 9764162078


NOESIS 2018: Department of Computer Applications of Rosary College, Navelim will organise a youth oriented national level information technology festival NOESIS 2018, for colleges across Goa and neighbouring states from December 8 to 10 at the college campus.


Exhibition and sale: Find great treasures for this season at the exhibition cum sale of handmade items on December 7 and 8, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Xanthus Institute, Porvorim.


Consumer meet: The Velim Civic and Consumer Forum (VCCF) will have its monthly general meeting of consumers on December 9, 10: 30 am at St. Xavier’s High School, Velim.


Star making competition: Ravindra Bhavan Margao will organise a star making competition. Interested participants should submit their names to this office before December 17 during office hours. The star should be at least 2 and half feet in height, made from environment friendly material. The prizes for the competition include: 1st prize: `5,000; 2nd prize: `4,000; 3rd Prize: `3,000; 3 consolation prizes: `2000 each. Every participant will be provided `500 towards making charges of the star and the star shall be handed over to and will remain property of Ravindra Bhavan, Margao


Crib competition: The Directorate of Art and Culture is organising the state level crib competition from December 26 to 31 in two categories i.e. Institutions/Group (Cribs made by institutions, clubs, parishes or by a group of people) and Individuals/Household (Cribs made at a house or beside the house by an individual or within a family.) Application forms are available from November 22 at Sanskruti Bhavan, Patto, Panaji, Ravindra Bhavan-Margao, Ravindra Bhavan-Curchorem and Ravindra Bhavan,Baina-Vasco. Last date for submission is December 11.


Science matters: The travelling exhibition ‘Light Matters’ is on till December 31 at Goa Science Centre and Planetarium. Details: 2463426.




Awash in colour: ‘Abstract Reality’, an art exhibition by Sunil Kakodkar and Leandra Rodrigues will be held from December 6 to 8 at Black Box, Ravindra Bhavan, Margao.


Festival of carols: Kala Academy Goa will organise the festival of carols on December 13 at the DMK Hall, Kala Academy. Entries forms will be available at the office and the last date of submission is December 7.


Christmas concert: Child’s Play India Foundation presents ‘Joy to the World’, a Christmas concert featuring the Child’s Play chorus, Camerata Child’s Play India and Trio Frangipani, on December 8, 6 p.m. at Menezes Braganza Hall, Panaji. Donation passes at Furtados Music stores, and also at the door just before the concert.


Night of carols: Sunaparanta – Goa Centre for the Arts will host `A Night of Carols with The Natal Singers’ conducted by Nayantara de Lima Leitao on December 8, 6.30 p.m. onwards. This concert is in aid of Sethu-Centre for Child Development and Family Guidance. Details: 2421311/


Tree lighting: The tree lighting ceremony by Novotel Goa Dona Sylvia Resort will be held on December 8, 5 p.m. onwards at the lobby. This will be followed an evening of cocktails at Amalia, the poolside bar while the chefs will curate delectable buffet spreads with live cooking stations at Seagull, the all day dining restaurant.


Celebrating Rumi: ‘Something Sufi’, a celebration of Rumi will be held on December 8, 6 to 9 p.m. at Saraya Eco-Stay, Sangolda. Fees: `300. Details: 8888926811/


Affordable art: The Goa Affordable Art Fest will begin on December 8, 6.30 p.m. at Museum of Goa, Pilerne.


An evening of reading: An evening of readings by authors and poets, a fundraiser in support of ARZ and victims of human trafficking will be held on December 9, 6.30 p.m. at Carpe Diem, Majorda.


Cultural day: Taught to Teach School of Music Art and Dance in association with the Directorate of Art and Culture will organise the 21st Annual Cultural Event Day on December 9, 5.30 pm. at DMKM Hall Kala Academy, Panaji.


Art and dance: Natural dye artist Ruby Jagrut will collaborate with kathak dancers Ishira Parikh and Maulik Shah for an evening of art and dance inspired by women featured in the Indian epic Mahabharata on December 9, 7.30 p.m. at The Project Cafe, Assagao.


Singing competition: The first All Goa Singing Competition and New Year celebration organised by Friends Circle Club Latambarce and Mala Youth Club, Panaji in collaboration with Institute Menezes Braganza, Panaji will be held on January 6, 2019, 3 p.m. onwards. Auditions for the competition will be held on December 12 at Hanuman Temple, Mala-Panaji. Prizes for senior boys and girls category are `15000, `10000, `5000 and consolation prize of `2000. Prizes for junior category are `10000, `5000, `3000 and consolation prize of `2000. Details: 7507697482 / 8329016332.


Dine n dance: The Indo Portuguese Friendship Society -Goa will be organising their annual dine n dance on December 14 at Mi Casa, Siridao. Details: 2436875/9822102549.


Carol singing: Betalbatim Cricket Club will be organising their traditional All Goa Carol Singing Contest on December 18 at Betalbatim. Details: 8975472817/


‘X’ Socials : St. Xavier’s Alumni Association, Mapusa will be organising ‘X’ Socials 2018, a dine and dance on December 18, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at St. Xavier’s College, Mapusa. Entry tickets are available at Babaji Cold Drinks, Mapusa and St Xavier’s College Office. Details: 9960110087/8805628402.


A time for carols: Sobd, the Konkani bible app is organising the 2nd All Goa Carol Singing Contest 2018 on December 19 to mark the 1st anniversary of the app launch. The competition is open to junior and senior singing groups/schools/colleges/institutions from the state who will have to perform 2 carols, one which should be in Konkani. Details: / 9730147785.




Mass for workers: The Holy Eucharist will be celebrated for Catholic workers on December 7 at Mary Immaculate Church, Panaji at 1.15 p.m. The mass is organised by Co-group Catholic Workers under the Diocesan Centre for Lay Apostolate.


Deepen your faith: ‘Our Advent Call to Holiness in the Modern World’ by Fr Roland Coelho SJ, Provincial of Goa Jesuit Province will be held on December 9, 9 a.m. at Pedro Arrupe Institute, Raia. Details: 2776917/2776998/9764768239/ 8506020385.


Advent retreat: The Capuchin Friars of Padre Pio of Padre Pio Modi Navelim will be holding the Advent retreat from December 14 to 16, 9.30 a.m. to 6.30 Padre Pio, Friary.Fr Micheal Payyapilly, director of Tabor Retreat Centre, Mumbai will conduct the retreat. Details: 9823623258/2765038.



Workshop/Seminar/ Lecture

History hour: A panel discussion on the theme ‘Tracing Your Roots, the Goan Way’ by Dr Albert Gouveia, Shirley Louise Gonsalves, Brenda Rodrigues, Andrew Pereira and Leroy Veloso, moderated by Frederick Noronha on December 6, 5:15 p.m. at Xavier Centre of Historic Research, Porvorim. Details: 2417772/


Panel on Publishing: Publishing Next in association with the Goa Art and Literature Festival (GALF) will organise a series of panel discussions on topics that concern the publishing industry in India held on December 7, at  9:30 p.m. Entry free and open to all.


Learn to make bread: Learn to bake traditional Goan breads like poies (toddy and yeast), pao, ondes, stuffed and unstuffed paozinhos, sweet buns, koncheche or katre bread, cinnamon buns and sliced bread with Ally on December 8, 10 a.m. at La Solitaire next to Krishna Temple, Nagalli hills colony, Street 1, Dona Paula. Details:


Bake the cake: Skm Institute of Culinary Arts is organising a Christmas themed special fondant customised cakes workshop for beginners on December 9, 2 p.m. at Miramar Panaji. Details: 9552276084.


Snacks making: Dimple Utagi at Orchid Learning Center will be conducting a workshop in snacks making on December 9, 2 p.m. Details: 942388530/8380014972..


Flower making: A flower making workshop will be held on December 9, 2.30 p.m. at Patto, Panaji. Fee: `500. Details: 9552518650.


Christmas ballroom dancing: Dance Illusion along with Dr Martin will be conducting a Christmas ballroom dance workshop for 5 days from December 10 to 14, 7 p.m. at Clube Vasco de Gama, Panaji and from December 17 to 21, 7 p.m. at Rosary School Hall, Fatorda. Students will get to learn the basic of Cha cha, Rumba, Jive, Grand waltz, Waltz and Foxtrot.




Cancer talk: The Goa Cancer Society in association with DCT’s S S Dempo College of Commerce & Economics is organising its 5th annual lecture on ‘Let’s talk cancer’ by director, Department of Oncology,Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Mumbai Rajesh Mistry, on December 7, 12 p.m. at the auditorium of S S Dempo College of Commerce & Economics , Cujira-Bambolim.


Osteoporosis camp: Loyola Ex-Students Association – LESA Margao will be organising a free osteoporosis camp on December 9, 9.30a.m. to 12 noon at Loyola High School Margao. Details: 9850177387/ 2705436


Critical care review: ISCCM Goa Branch in association with Manipal Hospital is organising a critical care review course and workshop on December 9 at Manipal Hospital, Dona Paula. Details: 9225501376/8007249899.


Sujak therapy: An opportunity to learn Basic level, 2 day ISA certified Sujok Therapy training workshop – Heal yourself and others using acupressure and seeds etc at the basic level 2 day ISA certified Sujok Therapy training workshop on December 15 and 16, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Details: 958845202/ 9766015762.


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