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Kids book club: The Dogears Bookshop, Margao is organising a children’s book club for kids aged 9-13 years old on August 18, 5.30 p.m. Details: 9850398530.


Walking tours: The Fontainhas Walking tour will be conducted by Make It Happen on August 18 and 20, 4. 30 p.m. from the General Post Office, Panaji.  The Divar Island Tour will be conducted on August 18, 11 a.m. from the Divar Ferry Point.Details: 9740616295.


Stories and puppets: Museum of Goa (MOG) in collaboration with Wag is organising ‘Into the Forest’, a story telling session on August 18, 10 a.m. onwards for children in the age group of 3-7 years (Rs 400 per child,  ` 500 child + parent) followed by ‘Trash Talks’, an up cycled puppet making workshop from 1p.m. to 4:45 p.m. for children in the age group of 8 to 10 years. This will be followed by a puppet show. Fee:   `  500. Details: /7722089666.


Tiatr competition: The 5th Tiatr Competition ‘B’ Group of Kala Academy is on till September 5, 7 p.m. daily at Ravindra Bhavan, Margao.


Photography competition: Shree Ravalnath Prasadik Natya Mandal, Nageshi, Bandoda, Ponda, will organise the photography competition ‘Click Bandoda’ under the theme ‘Bandoda Village’ as a part of its Golden Jubilee Year Celebration. Last date of submission is September 2. Details: 8554049598.


Matoli and dekhawa making: The Directorate of Art and Culture is organising the matoli decoration competition will be for individual households at state level from September 15 to 18. The Dekhawa presentation will be only for Sarvajanik Ganesh Utsav Mandals at state level from September 19 to 22. Those interested are requested to collect application forms from Directorate of Art and Culture, Sanskruti Bhavan, Panaji, Ravindra Bhavan, Curchorem, Ravindra Bhavan, Margao, Ravindra Bhavan, Baina- Vasco, Ravindra Bhavan, Sankhali and Rajiv Gandhi Kala Mandir, Ponda from August 13 and submit it by August 30. Contact: 2404640.


Culinary tour: Make It Happen is organising Craving and Haatgun Culinary Tour on August 19, 10.30 a.m. Take a walk through the colorful Mapusa market and proceed to a heritage home converted into a cozy guest house where the host will teach you a few Goan recipes. Participants will meet at the Mapusa market entrance. Details: / 9740616295.


Heritage walk: The Goan Shutterbugs is organising a walk through the lanes and bylanes of the heritage area of Comba on August 19, 5 p.m. onwards. The walk is free and open to all, starts from Clube Harmonia de Margao. Details: 7769886511.


Earth Keepers’ Market: Visit the Earth Keepers’ Market for fresh organic seasonal fruits and vegetables, organic groceries, herbal health supplements and natural body product on August 19, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at The Rejuvenation Center, Candolim. Details: 8888409687.




Seminar: ‘Somajik Uske-Kristi Bhavartache mhukell bhag’, a seminar by Fr Maverick Fernandes SJ will be held on August 18, 5 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. and August 19, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Pedro Arrupe Institute, Raia. Details: 2776917.


Sacred walk: The Sacred Walk – Bandora by Soul Travelling will be held on August 19. 4 p.m. from Mahalaxmi Temple, Bandora. Fee:  ` 300. Details: 7378301863.




Yuva Pratibhotsav 2018: The Directorate of Art and Culture will organise ‘Yuva Pratibhotsav 2018’ (Yuva Sangeet Sammelan) on August 18 (3.15 p.m. onwards) and 19 (9.30 a.m. onwards) at Black Box, Kala Academy, Panaji. Young performers in Indian Classical Music and dance from Goa and outside Goa are invited to perform.


Bonderam: The traditional Malar Bonderam will be held on August 18 at Sao Matias Malar Divar, 3 p.m. onwards. It will include the traditional march, fancy dress junior and senior category, coconut breaking competition, live music and band etc.


Kids show: Child’s Play India Foundation presents Wind-Up Penguin Theatre Company (UK) on August 18, 6 p.m. at Menezes Braganza Panaji, an evening of charming antics, acrobatics and a hilarious show that will leave you in splits! Appropriate for children of all ages. Donation passes available at Furtados Music Stores and at the door before the event.


Photo contest: The 12th annual photo contest and exhibition to mark World Photography Day in memory of Late Margarida G. P. e Araujo Alvares will be held from August 19 to September 2, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Big Foot Art Gallery, Loutolim. The exhibition will feature work displayed by the students of CMYK Academy of Photography – Mapusa.


Musical evening: The Department of Western Music of Kala Academy Goa is celebrating its Founder’s Day on August 21, 6 p.m. at the Dinanath Mangeshkar Kala Mandir. The programme consists of choir, ensemble music, piano solos, duets and Kala Academy’s Orchestra.


Workshop/Seminar/ Lecture


Sun Rogan: A workshop on an ancient Persian inspired oil based art – Sun Rogan will be held on August 19, 3 to 7 pm at Carpe Diem – Majorda. Fee: `1500.  Register on or before August 12. Details: 2881035/ 8888862462.


Freedom of speech online : A lecture on ‘Freedom of Speech Online & the Law’ by Nappinai N S, advocate, Supreme Court and Bombay High Court, specialising in cyber laws and author of the book on cyber laws titled ‘Technology Laws Decoded’ will be held on August 18 from 11 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. at ICG, Dona Paula. Organised by The International Centre Goa. Open to all.


Ace that interview: An interview skill workshop will be organised by the Lakshya Academy, August 18, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Patto, Panaji. The key speaker will be Vishal Agarwal. Details: 9552518650.


Stress management: KALLJI – Association of Careers, in association with the Psychiatric Society of Goa will host a session on stress management with senior psychiatrist Charudutt Kulkarni of Sangli on August 18, 4 p.m. at the Lingayat Mutt Hall, Pajifond – Margao. This session will be preceded by a multi-lingual poets’ meet’ (Kavi Sammellan) from 2.30 p.m. to 3.30 p.m. Details: 8308155205.


About ballet: An introduction to ballet workshop with Gautam Nima will be held on August 18, 3 p.m. at 1930 Vasco. Details: 9604002287 / 8551930213.


Learn rice delicacies: Dimple Utagi Orchid Learning Center, Margao will be conducting workshop on rice delicacies on August 18, 2 p.m.  Details: 9423885340/ 8380014972.


Learn to make momos: Learn how to make momos with different fillings like chicken , pork, veg and a mix of meats as well as a couple of yummy sauces to go with it on August 18, 9 a.m. at Plot 134, Maria Villa,  street 1, Nagali Hills Colony, Dona Paula. Detail: 9823990670


Pastry classes: Foodybreaks Academy, Porvorim is organising hands-on master classes with pastry chef Kunal Arolkar. A tarts and pies class will be held on August 18, 2 p.m., eggless American cookie class on August 19, 9a.m. and the classic puff-quiche-croissant class will be held on August 22, 2 p.m. Details: 9820220912.


Bird lecture: Carl D’Silva Memorial Lecture on ‘Deep birding’ by Asheesh Pittie, Ornithologist and publisher of Indian Birds will be held on August 19, 4 p.m. at the International Centre Goa. The lecture is co-organised by ICG together with Goa Bird Conservation Network (GBCN).


Eco-friendly Ganesh: Happy Buds is conducting an eco friendly Ganesh making workshop with Ranjana Agarwal on August 19, 3 p.m. at the centre in Miramar. Fee:  ` 600 per person. Details: 9075402544/9822580370.


Panel discussion: A panel discussion on the topic ‘The Supreme Court Judgment on Passive Euthanasia’ will be held on August 24 from 4.30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Organised by VM Salgaocar College of Law, Miramar in association with Society for Youth Development – Sanjeevan, Nageshi, Ponda  and International Center Goa. Speakers: MRK Prasad, principal, VM Salgaocar College of Law; Dattaprasad Lawande, advocate General for Goa; Shekhar Salkar, Cancer Care, Manipal Hospitals, Goa; Madhuri Rao, social worker. Open to all.


Narrative practices training: Sethu in collaboration with UMMEED Mumbai is conducting a 2-day training program in narrative practices on August 24 and 25, 9.30a.m. to 5 p.m. at Instituto Nossa Senhora de Piedade, Panaji. Details: reachus@sethu./ 7720013749.


Stock trading session:  An interactive educative session on how to earn real time returns from stock market is being organised by Leospace on August 25, 10 a.m. at Goa Chamber of Commerce Building, Panaji. Details: 9326012722 / 7875029074


Acting course: Mindversity presents the Fundamentals of Acting certification course from August 25 to September 9 at 1930, Vasco. The course is lead by Devendranath Sankarnarayanan, actor, performance researcher, theatre practitioner, and acting coach. Details: 8178273467/ 7982949013


Talk on vedic scriptures:  ‘Sensing the Essence of the Universe -Learning from Vedic Scriptures and Sciences’, a talk by Ashok Prabhu, vedic scholar will be held on August 25, 11 a.m. at The International Centre Goa.


ICG lecture:  ‘The Past and the Future in India-Pakistan Relations’, a lecture by director general, Indian Council for World Affairs Former Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan and Singapore T C A Raghavan (IFS, Retd) will be held on August 25, 11 a.m. at The International Centre Goa, Dona Paula.


Ghumat workshop: Ravindra Bhavan, Margao is organising a workshop on ghumat vadan from August 27 to September 5 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Participants should be above the age of 10 years. Those interested are requested to collect application forms from the office and submit it on or before August 24.




Free OPD consultation: Manipal Hospitals Goa will organise  free OPD consultations, for all Deen Dayal Swasthya Seva Yojana [DDSSY] card holders till August 31 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on all working days. Consultations strictly by appointments only. Details: 6632500.Details: 2225918/2220237.


Neuro consultation: Dr Aadil S Chagla of Neurosurgery Department, K E M Hospital Mumbai will be available for consultation at Menezes Polyclinic on August 27, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Details: 2225918/2220237.


Friday health talk:  ‘How to be a Johnny Walker’, a talk on all aspects of walking by consultant – Orthopedician, Manipal Hospital, Deep B. Bhandare will be held on August 31, 4.30 p.m. organised by The International Centre Goa in association with Manipal Hospitals.


Know one’s kidney: Manipal Hospitals Goa announces the release of a healthy kidney package called ‘Look after your body’s natural filter’ as a campaign to Know one’s Kidney. The validity of this package will be for one month, commencing from August 1 to 31. The package will be priced at Rs. 799/- and will consist of random blood sugar, haemoglobin, serum creatinine with eGFR, urine routine microscopy [ qualitative method],  urine protein creatinine ratio and nephrology consultation on all days from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. excluding Saturday, Sunday and holidays. Consultations strictly by appointments only. Patients are advised to bring their medical records along with them. Details: 6632500.

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