At the BN Melvani Recreation Centre, Fontainhas: At the seniors social to celebrate members’ birthdays collectively there was dancing, talking, speeches and singing of birthday song while the cake was cut and snacks and soft drinks being distributed. Pic has life coach Jacinta Shabong persuading birthday boy Alex Fernandes of Brittona to clap because clapping is good for the heart! The monthly get together social was organized on July 31, 2019.

Chaturti Special Bazar: If Shravan ka mahina is here can Ganesh Chaturti be far behind! Plan your celebrations early by visiting this bazar where entrepreneurs, traders, artisans, crafters, bakers and farmers will be setting up stalls to retail their wide variety of festival goodies and products you need or may find useful. Venue: Don Bosco Oratory, Panaji. Date: Aug 9/10 & Aug11. Time: 2pm to 9pm & 10.30am to 9pm, respectively. Details: Call 9158063030/8087655341

Shravan Bhajan Contest: The Goa Kshatriya Maratha (Turukar) Samaj is hosting a bhajan singing contest, a total of 13 troupes comprising four women and nine men will be selected for the contest. Venue: Mahalaxmi Temple, Panaji. Date: Aug8. Details: Call 9923147643/9881067509

Bridge Workshop: The Saligao Institute is organizing a bridge training program, bridge is a popular, challenging card game. The workshop is free and open to all but registration is mandatory. Venue: Saligao Institute, Arrarim, Saligao. Date: Sunday, Aug 4. Time: 10am. Details: Call 9870430919 or log in
Sustainable Talk: Waste Less Collective is hosting this awareness session on sustainable menstrual hygiene practices and alternatives. Venue: Brewbakes Cake & Bistro, Borda, Margao. Date: Sunday, Aug4. Time: 11am to 12.30pm. Details: Call 8879990919. Fee: Rs50

MOG Sundays: An interesting talk on the subject of setting up a museum of conflict in Ahmedabad, by founder of Conflictorium, Avni Sethi. Open to all. Venue: Museum of Goa, Pilerne Industrial Estate, Pilerne. Date: Sunday, Aug4. Time: 11.30am to 12.30pm

Gamification at Goa Chitra: The Goa Chitra Ethnographic Museum is launching two unique live action role playing games allowing randomized groups of 4-5 players to experience alternate realities influenced by the history of Goa and India. The first game titled Lost in Time’ is about a tribe in quest of survival and an identity crisis where past and present get mixed up, and the second game titledThus the Wheel Spoke’ is about the perpetual search for magical machines. Sounds like fun, make time for it! Venue: Goa Chitra Museum, Benaulim. Date: Saturday/Sunday, Aug 3 & 4, respectively. Time: 3.15pm to 5.30pm Goa

True Color: A children’s workshop introducing children who are 10 years plus, to the world of natural dyes and pigments which are completely plant-based, edible, medicinal and of textures not seen in the chemical color world. Absolutely safe for children and adults to use and even good for the skin! Conducted by Niyathi Upadhya of `The Drawing Room’ which has been hosting such sessions across several cities. Venue: Saraya. Date: Aug 10. Time: 10.30am to 12.30pm. Fee: Rs600 (inclusive of all material). Details: Register or call 9833294337 or email

Book Discussion: Neha Mundhra, the author of `Kyo and Obi’, a story about loneliness, friendship and acceptance of both self and other, will be speaking in an interactive session with booklovers. Venue: The Dogears Bookshop, Margao. Date: Saturday, Aug3. Time:5pm

Bitter Wormwood’: The Literati Book Club is meeting to discussBitter Wormwood’ by Easterine Kire. Date: Aug6. Time: 8.15pm. Details: Check at

`Lights Out’: An English play directed by Dnyanesh Moghe will be staged as part of Prayog Saanj (a monthly theatre activity initiated by Margao Ravindra Bhavan). Playright Manjula Padmanabhan portrays the mean mind and indifference of society in the play. The program is free and open to all. Venue: Ravindra Bhavan conference hall, Margao. Date: Aug9. Time: 7pm.

Aparichit Pu La: A musical treat to celebrate the birth centenary of PL Deshpande. Venue: Ravindra Bhavan, Margao. Date: Aug10. Time: 5.30pm

The Margao Kitchen Gardeners’ Market: This is a monthly market organized by Green Essentials, here you may buy organic kitchen garden supplies like compost, potting soil, coco peat, cow dung, goat manure, pest repellents, panchagavya, veggie seedlings, fruit saplings, pots and planters, much more. Venue: Arjuntree One, near Fatima Convent School. Date: Saturday/Sunday, Aug3/4. Time: 10.30am to 6.30pm.

At the BN Melvani Recreation Centre for Senior Citizens: The following events are coming up. Monday/Aug5/5pm – A talk on Watch Out – Safe Living for Seniors’ by veteran journalist Prakash Kamat. Tuesday/Aug6/5pm – a talk and interactive session onCommon Emotional Problems in Elderly’ by psychiatrist Dr Akshada Amonkar; Thursday/Aug8/5pm – Listen to Akbar Khan on the subject of `Internet Banking’; Saturday/Aug10/3pm to 5.30pm – Osteoporosis check-up camp by Dr Shekhar Shirwaiker in association with Rotary Club of Panaji Riviera. Get ready for more programs coming up next week! Venue: Further details at BN Melvani Recreation Centre, Fontainhas, Panaji.

Coorg Food Festival: Find out what Coorgi food is all about! The Coorg Food Festival is on at Latitude Restaurant of Taj Vivanta Panaji. Catch it before it closes on Sunday, Aug4. Time: 12.30pm to 3.30pm and 7.30pm to 10.30pm. Coorgi cuisine is inspired by the lush green hilly terrain of Coorg down south India and offers spice blends in a class of their own, and recipes vegetarian and non-vegetarian handed down and relished from generation to generation.

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