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Earth keepers market: Visit the ‘Earth Keepers’ Market’ on August 12, 5 p.m. onwards for fresh organic seasonal fruits and vegetables, organic groceries, herbal health supplements and natural body products at The Rejuvenation Center, Candolim. Details: 8888409687.


School reunion: The ex students of  GVM’s Higher Secondary School Farmagudi, Ponda ,who had taken admission in 1981 will be having a get together on August 12 at GVMs Higher Secondary School Hall, Farmagudi.  Details:  9049847454/9326126345/ 9422440394.


Knowing Bollywood: A Bollywood quiz will be organised by The Sunday Evening Quiz Club and ICG on August 12, 4 p.m. at International Centre Goa, Dona Paula. Details:


Incredible India quiz: The Incredible India Quizzes 2018 will be held on August 15 at the International Centre Goa (ICG) in Dona Paula. The schools edition, for students upto Std XII, will begin at 2pm. It is for teams of two, both from the same institution. Pre-registration is recommended. There is no bar on the number of teams that one institution can send. The open edition begins at 5 p.m.  Prelims for the Open will be taken individually, and teams formed on the spot based on scores in the prelims. Pre-registration closes at midnight on August 13. Details:


Miliitary band display: On the occasion of Independence Day, the 2 Signals Training Centre is organising a military band display on August 13, at Azad Maidan Panaji and a military equipement display on August 14 at 3 MTR, Madgao. The event will be open for general public.


Humour evening: Story Party tour, a live storytelling show on dating will be held on August 14 and 15, 7 to 9 p.m. at Museum of Goa, Pilerne. Ticket: `300 per head. Details:


Poetry competition: Dalgado Konknni Akademi is organising a poetry competition in Konkani to celebrate Independence Day on August 15, 4 p.m. at the Reginald Conference Hall. The poetry competition with ‘Patriotism’ as its theme is open to all Konkani poets, writers and lovers. Participants should send their poems to the DKA office at Old Education Department Building, 18 June Road, Near Pharmacy College, Panaji or by email by August 13. Details:


Film screening: On the occasion of Independence Day and as an initiative to introduce the history of the Goan freedom struggle to the younger generation, Ravindra Bhavan, Margao will be screening the documentary film Zuzari on August 15, 4 p.m. at the Conference Hall.


Kids drawing competition: Go womania in association with Bachpan Play School, Mapusa is organising a kids drawing competition on August 15, 3p.m. onwards on the theme ‘Tricolour’. Age group: 6-10 years. Details: 9552518650/7263942229.


Arts for kids: Atrium Mall in association with Antruz Ghudyo, a literary and cultural organisation of Ponda is organising a drawing competition and fancy dress competition for school students on August 15, 10 a.m. onwards at Atrium Mall, Ponda.  The drawing competition will be held in two groups. The topic for Group 1 (5th to 10th std) is National Bird or My Favourite Freedom Fighter. The topic for Group 2 (8th to 10th std) is Unity in Diversity or India of my Dream. Paper will be provided. The fancy dress competition is only for students of 1st to 4th std. Last date to register is August 13. Details: 9158180869/8007263937.


Fishing competition: The 19th annual All Goa Fishing Competition along with the Sea Food Festival will be held in memory of Late Antonio de Souza and Matilda Fernandes from Ribandar. It will be organised along with the Ribandar Fisherman Association in collaboration with Rotary Club of Porvorim on August 15, 11.30 a.m. Details: 7507304174/ 9850444914/ 9657570428/ 9850188891/ 8554062182/ 8308016009


Puppet show: Kaleidoscope of Life is all set to present a puppet show for kids in the age group of 3 to 8 years on August 15, 10.30 a.m. Details: 9764003074.


GK quiz: A general knowledge quiz competition will be organised on August 15, 3 p.m. onwards at 1930 Vasco.  A max of three participants per team is allowed. Details: 9604002287 / 8551930213.


Alumni meet: The Jesuit Provincial of Goa has invited all alumni of St Britto High School, Mapusa for an interaction over tea in the school hall on August 17 at 6.30 p.m. He will then address the alumni at 7 p.m.


27th Festival of Plants and Flowers: Jackfruit, breadfruit (nirponnos), breadnut (pal ponnos) and graviola (path or kantte ponnos) will be the focus of the 27th Festival of Plants and Flowers at SFX School Complex, Siolim from August 18 to August 20. A special workshop for framers will be held on August 19. Open to all.


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.



Christian life seminar: The Couples for Christ (Caranzalem Chapter) are organising a Christian life seminar on August 15, 6.45 p.m. at the Rosary Church hall, Caranzalem. It is open to all married couples and their families. The seminar will focus on a deeper encounter with Christ. Details: 9922872240.


One day retreat: Jesus Centre will conduct a one day retreat on the theme ‘Mary-Our Mother’ on August 15, 4 p.m. at Jesus Centre, Panaji


Healing and deliverance: A special healing and deliverance retreat will be held on August 15, 2.30 p.m. on the Feast Day of Our Lady of Assumption at Our Lady of Piety Church, Piedade, Divar to promote and pray for the cause of Fr Jacome Gonsalves.



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


Art exhibition: Utt Re 2, Thinking Solutions, an art exhibition by Maendra Alvares  is on till August 15 at Big Foot Art Gallery, Loutolim.


Youth day: As part of the International Youth Day celebrations, the Human Touch Foundation is organising a panel discussion on ‘Creating Safe Spaces and Building Social Assets for Young’ on August 12, 3 p.m. at the Lecture Hall, Department of Art and Culture, Panaji. Details: 9923700342.


Music show: ‘Uncut Diamonds’ by Neil D’Cruz, a music show where students from all over South Goa showcase their talent performing music from the 60s to the modern era, will perform live on August 14, 8 p.m. at The Farmhouse Bistro Benaulim. Details: 2770534.


Folk art: The Goan Folk Art Group, Alto Porvorim is organising the 11th Goan Folk Art Festival in collaboration with Directorate of Art & Culture and Navjivan Society of Freedom Fighters on August 15, 6 p.m. to commemorate Independence Day, at Azad Bhavan Hall, Alto Porvorim. Details: 9970888836.


Konkani singing: The finals of the Konkani Kantaram competition ‘Kantaramchem Daiz’ organised by Tiatr Academy of Goa will be held on August 18 at the conference hall of Ravindra Bhavan, Margao.


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.


Workshop/Seminar/ Lecture

Art explorations: Raw paper pulp to finished signature paper, a workshop by Mansi Trivedi will be held on August 12, 2.30 p.m. at Gallery Gitanjali. Open to 10 years and above. Details:  9974812376.


Public lecture: Goa University is organising a public lecture on ‘Portuguese Manuscripts in the Malabar’ by Dr. Hugo Cardozo as part of the course of the J H Cunha Rivara Chair on August 13, 5.30 p.m. at Xavier Center of Historical Research, Porvorim. Details: 2417772


IELTS training: Learn tricks and keys to crack the IELTS exam in a month long course on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday which will begin on August 16, 4.30 p.m. to 6 pm at Margao. Details: 9850665650.


Bread making class: Learn to bake traditional Goan breads like pao,   ondes,  poies , stuffed and unstuffed paozinhos, sweet buns, koncheche or corner bread and sliced Bread on August 16, 10 a.m. at La Solitaire, Nagalli hills colony, Dona Paula. Details:


Speak Russian: Learn to read and converse in Russian at a month long workshop from August 17, 4.30 p.m. to 6 pm at Margao. Details: 9850665650.


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.


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: ` 15000.  Register on or before August 12. Details: 2881035/ 8888862462.


Photography workshop: Cressida photographers is organising a photography workshop on August 19, 2.30 p.m. at Ravindra Bhavan, Margao. Details: 9822169793/ 9822128862.


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.


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).


Creating Ganesh idols: YUVA in association with GHRSSIDC is organising a Ganesh idol making workshop on August 19, 10 a.m. at Marutigad, Mala. The workshop will be in two groups i.e. 10-15 years and 16-22 years. Only the first 50 participants will be taken. Registration fee: Rs. 100. The form is available at Chandeklar’s near Café Mojo, Panaji. Participants have to carry 1ft x 1ft plywood, napkin, knife, ruler, bowl, water bottle. Details: 9545622528/ 9420595013.



Know one’s kidney: Manipal Hospitals Goa announces the release of a healthy kidney package called ‘Look after your body’s natural filter’. The validity of this package will be for one month, commencing from August 1. The package will be priced at ` 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. Details: 6632500.


Reiki: Reiki Attunement Level 1 will be conducted by Reiki Master Sujata Upadhyay on August 12, 9 a.m. onwards at Traya Natural Health Centre. Fees: `3500/- Details: 7775065292.


Arhatic practice: ‘Understanding and practice on Arhatic Kundalini meditation’ with Omkar Shridhar will be held on August 12, 6.30 p.m. at Swapnil Revankar, behind Secretariat and Sai Service, Porvorim. Details: 9404477992.


Free eye camp; Vision Hospital in association with Mukta Opticians will be organising the annual senior citizens free eye camp on Independence Day on August 15, 9.30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Vision Hospital, OPD Block, Mapisa and Vision Care, Gera Imperium II, Panaji. Free spectacles and medicines will be provided as per requirement for the needy. Details: 2256188, 2256788, 7722006688.


Art of Living: Anandotsav Pan India online happiness program with Sri Sri Ravishankar will be held from August 17 to 19, 6p.m. to 9 p.m. in Panaji. Details: 9404525531.


Stress management: KALLJI – Association of Carers, 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.


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