If you are serious about lifestyle changes do it the Naturopathy way first! This is really a festival of preventive healthcare sponsored by the Ministry of AYUSH and National Institute of Naturopathy (Pune) who bring to Panaji one of their mega Naturopathy camps to celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Celebrate the benefits of Naturopathy, understanding Gandhiji’s way of life and what defines the real good life. Lined up are cookery classes, learn all about the goodness of Indian millets, vegetable and fruit art and craftwork, how to get fit fasting, temple foods of India, organic food concepts, the importance of eating au natural and much more. Venue: Kala Academy premises, Campal Promenade, Panaji. Date: Monday/Sept30 to Oct1. Time: regular hours. Details: Get a copy of the program at the venue; Tuesday morning 9am there is a cycle rally, walkathon, human chain; 12 noon yoga competitions, post-lunch a talk on the importance of walking and much more. Wednesday/Sept2 is Gandhi Jayanti and tributes will be paid to the father of the nation.

Ramponkarachem Ani Vodekaran-chem Fest 2019: Join in this fun-filled festival celebrating true blue Goan culture and traditions, plus participate in the Ramponkarachem Pasoi from the Arambol Church. Venue: Arombol Beach, north Goa. Date: Sunday/Sept 29. Time: 10am onwards

Breaking Barriers: According to the Sixth Economic Census in India only 14% business in India is run by women, much lower than in most countries globally. But Indian women are fast taking to entrepreneurship and looking for new opportunities to be financially secure and happy. Benefit from this program. Venue: 91 Springboard Goa, Shanta Building, 201/301, 18th June Road, opp Broadway Book Center, Santa Inez, Panaji. Date: Sunday/Sept28. Time: 10pm onwards

Writing Workshop: Joao Roque Literary Journal and Bookworm have organized a day of writing workshops on `Words and Verse’ for children and adults above 15 years. There’s a writing fiction workshop with Jessica Faleiro from 10am to 1.30pm to learn basics of writing fiction including story arc and characterization; writing poetry with Rochelle D’Silva from 2.30pm to 6pm to learn how to write poetry for the page and performance through exercises and feedback. Only 10 spots in each workshop available. Venue: Bookworm. Fontainhas, Panaji. Date: Saturday/Sept28. Time: 2.30 to 6.30pm. Register or email to or

Magnify: The Department of Travel & Tourism, Don Bosco College, conducts this inter-collegiate event annually to mark World Tourism Day, this year’s theme is `Tourism & Jobs’ for a better future in Goa. Program features several competitions in photography, quizzing, audience events, masquerade fashion show and chief guest invitee is Pamela Mascarenhas. Venue: Institute Menezes Braganza , Panaji. Date: Saturday/Sept27. Time: 9am onwards.

Learn Portuguese: The Goa University now offers a Certificate of Proficiency in Portuguese introduced as per Ordinance OB-15. The course is compatible with the CEF and scaled at broad level A2 Basic User II. Venue: Department of Portuguese & Lusophone Studies, Goa University. Date: Monday/Wednesdays/Fridays. Time: 5pm to 7pm. Details:

Learn French: The Alliance Francaise is conducting A1, A2, B1 weekend and weekday French courses in French. Venue: Alliance Francaise, Altinho, Panaji. Details: Registrations commenced Sept 24 and classes commence in October. Details and registration at

Travel Talk: This time the talk is on `Online Travel Bookings with Demo’ by Ramchandra Prabhu Salgaonkar in association with BPS Club. Talk is free and open to all. Venue: BPS Club, Margao. Date: Saturday/Sept28. Time: 5pm to 7pm

Swachh Bharat Talk: Yuva is organizing this interactive session on `Swachh Bharat Swachatha from within’. Venue: BN Melavani Recreation Centre for Senior Citizens, Mala, Panaji. Date: Oct2. Time: 4pm. Details: 9420595013/9822127619.

Art Exhibition: An exhibition of paintings by artists Francis De Sousa, Vasudev Shetye and Nandini Raikar, curated by private art dealer Svetlana Cardoso. Venue: H.No.386, Amblimoll, Guirdolim, Chandor. Date: Ongoing till November 30 (Mon to Sat). Time: 11am to 7pm

Orthopaedic Consultation Camp: A free camp in which consultation with Dr Amey Swar is free along with free bone marrow density scan for first 100 patients. Venue: Vision Hospital, Mapusa. Date: Saturday/Sept28. Time: 9.30am to 2pm. Details: 7744996688/2266788

Pain Management Camp: Sujal Patil to conduct a pain management camp. Venue: International Centre Goa, Dona Paula, Panaji. Date: Sunday/Sept29. Time: 10am to 2pm. Details: 7775065292

Dr Ramani Goa Marathon: Participate in this fun run. Promo run for it takes place in association with G’energy on Sunday/Sept29 at Ravindra Bhavan, Margao. Venue: Marathon will take place at Bhausaheb Bandodkar Ground, Ponda, on Nov3. Details: 9822980903

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