Goa Anti-Tobacco Film Festival Competition: This is the third such festival hosted by  Entertainment Society of Goa in association with the Department of Public Health Dentistry, Goa Dental College & Hospital. The competition is in two sections – Goa-based and national sections. Goa section invites no more than 2-minute films in Konkani, Marathi, Hindi or English languages, produced by Goan producers, production houses, locals, students studying in Goa and educational and social institutions. National section ad films should be only in Hindi or English and no more than 2-minute films made by Indian nationals. Award winning films will be used in  anti-tobacco promotions and campaigns across theatres/TV channels, schools, colleges and other government department programs as also Internet. Interested participants may fill in registration forms and submit them latest by April 30. Get forms, rules and regulations on Last date with supporting  documents is May 15. Prizes of from `20,000 to `1 lakh to be won! 3rd Goa Anti-Tobacco Film Festival screening is scheduled for May 31.

Solo Dance Competition: This is an All Goa Solo Dance Competition organized by the Giants Group of Porvorim, it is open to children below 15 years.  Cash prizes to be won from Rs1,000 to Rs5,000. Auditions will be held on April 7 at the same venue. Venue: Shri Vetal Prasadic Trust Hall, Porvorim. Date: April 14 (competition). Details: Contact Giants Group of Porvorim or trust office.

Cashew Festival: Learn about the journey of the cashew tree from fruit to nut and table during this festival. Venue: Nature’s Nest, North Goa Surla, Sancordem. Date: April 12 to 14.  Time: 10am onwards. Details: 


Celebrate Gudi Padwa: A Marathi talk show titled `Man Kara Re Prasanna’ by Dr Sanjay Upadhye from Pune. The show takes you through the ups and downs of daily life and ways to overcome the downs. A laughter riot presentation in association with PN Gadgil Jewellers. Entry passes available with PN Gadgil Jewellers showroom (Panjim and Margao). Venue: DMK Auditorium, Kala Academy, Campla promenade, Panaji. Date: Sunday, April 7. Time: 11am and 8pm 


‘Shadow of the Palm Tree’ by Vatsala Mendonca: This book release will be at the hands of eminent writer in Konkani writer Damodar Mauzo. Open to the public.  Venue: Sunaparanta Goa Centre for the Arts, Near Army House, Altinho, Panaji. Date: Sunday, April 7. Time: 6.30pm


Sunday Sketch Club: Learn how to sketch with Ramdas  Gadekar over six Sundays. Venue: Sunaparanta Goa Centre for the Arts, Near Army House, Altinho, Panaji. Date: Commencing April 14. Time: 10.30am to 1.30pm

Learn to swim in 10 hours: Classes conducted by Aquanics. Venue: International Centre Goa, Dona Paulal, Panaji. Date: Classes start from April 8 to 15. Time:  6.15pm to 7.45pm. Details: or call 9822182415

Acrylic Painting: Workshop for children in acrylic painting.  Venue: Canopy Azure Art & Design Community, Margao. Details: Call 9326135577

Vedic Mathematics: Introductory workshop on Vedic mathematics is high speed maths presented by expert Sagar Sakordekar, organized by SRV Vedic Mathematics Academy in association with the International Centre Goa. Entry is free and open to all. Venue: ICG, Dona Paula. Date: Sunday, April 7. Time: 10.30 am to 12 noon


Tales of Two Cities: An art exhibition featuring six artists from Goa and Ahmedabad. Venue: The Project Café Assagao. Date: Ongoing till April 15. Time: Regular hours.

‘A World of My Own’: This is one of Goa’s largest children’s art shops featuring 250 artworks along with installations created by 2,500 students across 17 government schools in Goa. The exhibition has been curated by Chaitali Morajkar and not to be missed. Venue: Museum of Goa, Pilerne Industrial Estate, Pilerne. Date: Ongoing till April 7, Sunday, last day. Time: Regular hours 10am to 6pm.


Homeopathy Discussion: An introductory talk on authentic homeopathy by eminent homoeopaths of Goa Diptesh Amonkar and Mohinaz Kandolkar. Venue: Hanuman Theatre, Mapusa. Date: Sunday, April 7. Time: 3.45pm. Details: 9823850811. 

Program Wheatgrass: The Panjim YMCA Panjim is hosting a wheatgrass benefits workshop in ordination with its Senior Citizens Guild under the leadership of  Angelo Pais (chairperson, Senior Citizens) and Mrs Olivia.  Fr Robin Mantode from Pune Research Centre will be here to conduct the program. It’s widely accepted that drinking wheatgrass juice is beneficial for those who suffer diabetes, heart disease, cancer and other ailment. This is endorsed by American Medical Journal. Group limited to 60 only, please register well in advance. Venue: YMCA premises, Panaji. Date: April 27. Time: 9.30am to 1pm.


Goan Farmers Market:  Looking for local fruit and veggies from local farms? Come to the Goan Farmers Market for honey, cold pressed coconut oil, rice, homemade ghee, bonsai, handmade soaps, Goan sweets, Goan-Portuguese savories, jams, pickles, handcrafted bags, much more that is useful and tempting! Venue: Daddy’s Home Special School, Margao. Date: Sunday, April 7. Time: 4pm to 8 pm

Earth Keepers Market: Find fresh organic fruits and veggies here, organic groceries, herbal health supplements and natural body products, recycled products and healing counters. Venue: Saraya Eco-Resort & Art Space, CHOGM Road, Sangolda, Date: Sunday, April 7. Time: 4.30pm onwards. Details: Call 8888409687

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