Ponnsachem festival

This festival will celebrate the magnificent jackfruit, learn everything you want to know about it. Apart from jackfruit take a look at jackfruit produce like fresh jackfruit, jackfruit chips, milk shakes, pakoda and jaffee (jackfruit coffee). A live band will entertain and there will be demonstrations in grafting and gardening. Absolutely for nature lovers and fruit lovers! Venue: Socorro Church grounds, off NH-66, Porvorim-Guirim junction. Date: Saturday, June 22. Time: 3pm to 7pm. Not to be missed!

Bharatnatyam & Mayur Bhanj Chau Dance Festival: The Indian Council for Cultural Relations is in collaboration with Samraat Club Margao and Ravindra Bhavan, Margao is hosting this dance festival featuring Priya Srinivasan and Rakesh Sai Babu. It is free to the public and seating is on first come first served basis. Venue: Ravindra Bhavan, Margao. Date: June 22. Time: 7.45pm.

Understanding Waste: The Waste Less Collective is organizing a visit to vRecycle Waste Management Services, Nessai, to learn how a private agency manages waste in Goa. You will get an understanding of types of waste, the challenges of dealing with it, benefits and how waste management works. Your guide will be Clinton Vaz who has been fine-tuning waste management for 20 years plus, plus. Date: Saturday, June 22. Time: 3pm to 4.30pm. Details: Call 8879990919.

Speakers’ Club: The YMCA Speakers Club has commenced with fresh speaking classes for children, the club meets twice a month and helps children improve their impromptu, interpersonal and leadership skills. Venue: YMCA Hall, off Campal promenade, Panaji. Date: June 21 for 11 to 14 year olds & June 28 for 8 to 10 year olds. Time: 6.15pm to 8.15pm. Details: 7774032774

Science for Children: This is a Sunday science school program opening on July 7 at Dabolim, Vasco and Margao. It offers an opportunity to students to spend two hours a week experimenting with science. Details: Call 9226969355/8668751857/9850485663

Rotary Idol: The Rotary Club of Miramar is organizing this all-Goa Hindi solo singing competition for children in the age group of 15 to 25 years to encourage talent in the state. Entry is free. Venue: Directorate of Art & Culture, Panaji. Date: Saturday, June 22. Time: 4pm. Details: Call 9326116309/9822100666/8308809677

Free Walking Trail: Enjoy this free walking tour around the city of Panaji by Ramchandra Prabhu Salgaonkar, the walk will be approximately two kms and prior registration is mandatory. Date: Saturday, June 29. Time: 7.30am to 9.30am. Details: Call 992338899

Art Exhibition: On display are the works of artists Shripad Gurav, Manjunaath Naik, Jyoti Mehta, the exhibition has been curated by Svetlana Cardoso. Venue: 386, Amblimoll, Guirdolim, Chandor. Date: Ongoing till July 31. Details: 9822814957
Raj Bhavan Darshan: This Goa Tourism organized tours of the historic, majestic grounds of Goa Raj Bhavan offer some exciting moments and much food for thought. During the outing also learn about solid waste management, water harvesting and solar energy initiatives introduced here. Lots of sightseeing. Date: Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays. Fees: `300 per person. Details: or call 7887897530

Self-Healing through Naturopathy: A wellness talk by Nandhini of the Traya Natural Health Centre, entry is free and open to all. Venue: International Centre Goa, Dona Paula, Panaji. Date: June 29. Time: 4.30pm to 6.30pm.

Heart, Health & Happiness: A public talk organized by the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, Regional Centre Goa and Prajapita Brahmakumari Ishvariya Vishwavidyalay, to commemorate International Yoga Day. Dr Ratan Rathod from Vashi, Mumbai, cardiologist and CAD specialist, will conduct a session. Entry is free. Venue: Conference Hall, Ravindra Bhavan, Margao; also at Ravindra Bhavan, Vasco. Date: Saturday, June 22. Time: 7pm to 9pm & 5pm to 8pm, respective venues.

Go Organic: Organic agriculture is the need of our times! Come and buy local farmers produce of organic fruit and veggies. Venue: Saukhyam, Porvorim. Time: 2pm to 8pm. Details: Call 9867318024

Sale of monsoon greens: A sale featuring ready to plant monsoon veggie seedlings of mustard greens, arugula, ladyfinger, cucumber, beans, bottle gourd, basil, chillies, sponge gourd, ridge gourd, pumpkin, ash gourd, brinjal, butternut squash, mint, aloe vera, purslane, Malabar spinach, oregano, etc. Venue: Green Essentials, Socorro. Date: Saturday/Sunday, June 22/23. Time: 10.30am to 6.30pm.

Earth Keepers Market: Visit this market for fresh organic local fruit and vegetables, groceries, herbal health supplements and remedies, natural body produce, acupressure, etc. Venue: the Rejuvenation cener, 1175, Anavaddo, Candolim, Ximer. Date: Sunday, June 23. Time: 5pm to 7pm. Details: 8888409687

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