Bookworm Preschool Morning Session: An exciting two and a half hour session with various segments such as story read aloud, word games, songs, individual crafts, collaborative crafts, a short movie, theme-based snacks that promote early literacy in a fun way. Venue: Bookworm, Fontainhas, Panaji. Date: Saturday, April 25. Time: 10am to 12.30pm. Details: 0983222665.
Bread Workshop: Want to learn how to make a range of Portuguese time traditional Goan bread? Here’s a workshop teaching you how to turn handfuls of flour into homemade bread with names like poie, katri, oonde, kakon, paozinhos and more from scratch. A unique bread workshop! Venue: Gaunsawaddo, Mapusa. Details: Call 9359489653.
IHM Goa Baking Course: Here is a useful 1-day cooking and baking course. Venue: IHM Goa, Porvorim. Date: Ongoing till June 19. Time: 9.30am to 1pm. Details: www.ihmgoa.gov.in.
Ally’s Goencho Pao Classes: Bake Goa’s traditional breads — sur poie (toddy), pao, kankon (bangle bread), undes (pokshe), poies (nachne kundia bhakri), stuffed and unstuffed paozinhos, sweet buns, concheche or katre bread, cinnamon buns, sliced bread. Venue: La Solitaire, Nagalli Hills colony, Dona Paula. Date: Saturday, May 25. Time: 10am to 3pm.
Art Workshop: Artravel is hosting a workshop on painting, crafs and music. Art skills participants will acquire include illustrations, coloring, expressing creative ideas, etc. Venue: Don Bosco Oratory AC Hall, Panaji. Date: Sunday, May 26. Time: 3.30pm onwards. Fee: `450. Details: Call 9823375038/7020196660.
`Perdidos’: A Portuguese film screening. Venue: Chowgule Audio Visual Room, D Block 101, Margao. Date: Saturday, May 25. Time: 5pm. Details: Call 27595049
Film Festival at Sunaparanta: A
Goa in films’ 4-day festival is on. May 25 seeCaazu’ and
Juze’; May 26 seeAmchem Cantar Hanv Gaitam’,
Dances of Goa’, andShifting Sands.’ Post-screening discussion to be moderated journalist Frederick Noronha. Venue: Sunaparanta Amphitheatre, Altinho,Panaji. Date: Ongoing till Sunday, May 26. Time: 6.35pmn
Raj Bhavan Darshan: Enjoy the heritage estate of Goa’s Raj Bhavan. Tours are organized for tourists and general public thrice a week. Apart from some historic sightseeing get an insight into various initiatives introduced at the Raj Bhavan in solid waste management, water harvesting and solar energy. Venue: Raj Bhavan, Dona Paula, Panaji. Date: Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays. Fee: `300. Details: https://bookings.rajbhavan.goa.gov.in or call 7887897530.
Summer Festival: The Youth Hostels Association of India, Margao unit, has organized 2-day festival in village Tambdi Surla. Activities include nature trails, trekking, birdwatching, visits to bubbling talao and Lord Mahadev temple, campfire, etc. Accommodation, meals, refreshments, prizes for games are side highlights. Date: Saturday/Sunday, May 25-26. Time: Bus leaves Margao at 3pm from KTC bus stand. Details: Call 9822484874/7972798908/8766574495.
Grow your own fruit trees: Green Essentials is holding a demonstration on how to grow your own fruit trees in pots and garden space. Fruit trees require a lot less daily care and but make for great bounty to treat family and friends. Learn how to nourish your trees at initial stages, when and how to prune correctly, how to make air-layers of your favorite trees and dealing with pests and diseases in safe organic ways. Venue: Bookwork Library, Fontainhas,Panaji. Date: Sunday, May 26. Time: 3pm to 6pm.
Free Medical Camp: To commemorate the birth anniversary of CMM founder Pascoal Menezes there will be free medical, cardiac and gynaecology camps for pre-registered patients. The camps will be conducted by consulting rheumatologist Ashish Rodricks, consultant cardiologist Jyoti Kusnur and consulting gynaecologist Saroja Carvalho. Venue: Menezes Polyclinic, Altinho, Panaji. DATE: Sunday, May 26. Time: 9am onwards. Details: 2225918/2220237.
Heart of Living Program: The Goa Institute of Counseling, Navelim is hosting this program which includes games, exercises, activities, discussion and more. Venue: GIC premises, Navelim. Date: Sat/Sun, May 26/27. Details: Call 9049319910 or log in www.goacounsellinginstitute.wordpress.com
Earth Keepers Market: Come and pick up fresh, seasonal and local fruit and vegetables, herbal health supplements and remedies, natural body products, acupressure and vision improvement kits, lots more. Plus, there’s a gift economy counter for exchanging gifts. Venue: Saraya Eco-Resort & Art Space, CHOGM Road, Sangolda. Date: Sunday, May 26, Time: 4.30pm to 7pm. Details: Call 8888409687
Miyaji Ki Rasoi at Goa Marriott Resort & Spa: If you’re in the mood to recapture a bygone era you might enjoy this festival featuring the royal cuisine of Awadh, for example kareli ke nehari, murgh shafaq sheer, zaitoon kumbani bhara pander and more mouthwatering stuff for a summer’s evening. Venue: Waterfront Terrace & Bar, Goa Marriott Resort, Panaji. Date: Ongoing till May 26. Time: 7pm to 11pm. Details: Call 2463333/7066029460.
Saturday Nights at Banyan Tree: Spend an evening with masterchefs and their pan-Asian foodie delights, accompanied by live entertainment. Venue: Banyan Tree,Taj Holiday Village, Sinquerim, north Goa. Date: Saturdays. Time: 7.30pm to 10.30pm.