Exams are over, holidays are here and the heat is on! Summertime’s festivals are on their way but don’t forget to catch the quiet festival of flowering trees in town – take pleasure in the spreading shade of rain trees in pink candy floss bloom, of the golden chandelier beauty of amaltas, blazing reds of gulmohars, purple mists of queen’s flower and jacaranda, satin silk pink beauty of cassias… scented frangipani and copperpods. Love trees, grow trees, protect trees which are part and parcel of our primary first home – Mother Earth!

The Wasteless Project: Clinton Vaz is organizing a workshop on good waste practices, management and challenges ahead for the future through a visit to Recycle Waste Management Services, Nessai . Learn something about how to live a zero-waste lifestyle! Date: March 30. Time: 3.30pm to 5pm . Details: 8879990919

IKIGAI Art Exhibition: This exhibition is hosted by artistic doctors of Goa. Free entry. Venue: Kala Academy, Panaji. Date: Mar 29 to 30. Time: 10am to 7.30pm

A World of My Own: Hosted by MOG Foundation’s in celebration of the talent of young artists. Exhibition is curated by Chaitali Morajkar and there will be something like 300 artworks in various mediums, styles and imagination of children 14 years and younger…open to all. Venue: Museum of Goa, Pilerne Industrial estate, Pilerne. Date: April 4 to 7. Time: 10am to 6pm. Details: or call 772089666

Tales of Two Cities: An exhibition featuring six artists from Goa and Ahmedabad. Venue: The Project Café Goa, Assagao. Date: Ongoing till April 15. Time: Regular hours.
Warli Workshop: This is a Warli craft workshop in Panaji for which registration is compulsory. Date: Sunday, March 31. Time: 3.30pm to 6pm. Fee: `500. Details: Call 7798727444

The Port Town Walk: Know your port town of Vasco da Gama and all its different features and personalities. Discover history, culture and some hidden gems! Venue: St Andrew’s Church, Vasco da Gama. Date: Sunday, March 31. Time: 4pm onwards

Earth Keepers’ Market: Visit for local seasonal fresh organic fruit and vegetables and groceries, health supplements and herbal remedies, natural body products, acupressure and vision improvement kits and more. Venue: Saraya Ecostay, CHOGM Road, Sangolda. Details: Call 8888409687

Want to be a yoga teacher? Here’s your chance! The Yoga Institute is conducting a 1-month yoga teacher’s training course. Venue: The Yoga Institute, Chorao Island. Date: Commencing on April 1. Details: 9820557676 or
Asian Streetfood Festival at Fortune Miramar: Here’s Chef Samir’s lighthearted Asian food menu of Thailand, Vietnam, Korea, China, Philippines and Malaysia. They should make it a regular summertime special! Venue: Fortune Miramar, Miramar, Panaji. Date: Ongoing till Sunday, March 31. Time: 12.30pm to 11.30pm

All About Bread: Bread is number one staple food in Goa! Listen to a talk by Sujit Sumitran who’s an artisan baker and specialist in sourdough bread baking amongst other breads and heritage recipes. But here he will be talking about his passion for baking bread, the history of bread and its significance. Not to be missed! Venue: Museum of Goa, Pilerne Industrial Estate, Pilerne. Date: Sunday, March 31. Time: 11.30 am to 12.30pm

Cashew Festival: Look out for this festival celebrating the cashew tree, cashew apple, cashew liquor, cashew nuts…everything you may want to know. Venue: Nature’s Nest, Goa. Details:

Summer Camp 2019: The Calangute Panchayat is organizing a month-long camp for the first time for its residents – children, adults and senior citizens residing in Calangute vicinity. Programs lined up include fitness for seniors, zumba classes, football, martial arts, badminton, swimming, dancing, windsurfing, computer classes, yoga, art and craft, table tennis, public speaking and whole host of activities.Venue: Calangute. Date: April 8 to May 11. Last day for registration: March 31
Bookworm Preschool Mornings: An exciting two-and-a- half hours session engaged in story read aloud, word games, songs, craftwork, collaborative crafts, short movie, theme snacks, etcetera, to promote literacy in fun ways for children. Venue: Bookworm, Fontainhas, Panaji. Date: Saturday, March 30. Time: 10am to 12.30pm
Kalari Classes: Learn the basic of the art of kalari. Venue: Panjim Convention Centre, Mala Heritage Area, Panaji. Date: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays. Time: 6.15pm to 7.15pm Details: Email

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