Goa Foundation and Swades have come together with a useful basic law course for anyone desiring to learn more about laws and the jurisprudence system. This is an updated version of the PIL course offered ten years ago and is being revived due to several requests. The course is designed to make it easy to understand structures, systems, procedures, laws and key judgements, basically help participants in getting justice especially on environmental issues. A course for social activists, environmentalists, NGO members, social groups as also members of the general public desiring to take up environmental issues at their village level. There will be 18 lectures followed by Q & A session, faculty includes lawyers, ex-judges and other experts. Venue: Jesuit House, Opp Tato’s, near Immaculate Conception Church), Panaji. Date: Feb17 to April16. Time: 6pm to 7.30pm, every Monday/Thursday. Fee: 2,000. Details: Contact Anna/Goa Foundation Office or call 9067176274 (Mon-Fri, 1pm to 5pm), or email

Abolianchem Festival: An annual festival organized by the students and staff of Nirmala Institute of Education to celebrate traditional Goa with its offerings of familiar local flowers, plants, trees, food, folk dance music and timeless culture of hospitality. Not to be missed. Venue: Nirmala Institute of Education, Altinho, Panaji. Date: Saturday, Feb1. Time: 10am to 5pm

World Peace Music Festival: Here is pure natural music you will love, music for peace, music for all, presented by in association with ICG. Musicians and music makers from India and abroad include Radiant Arcadia from Denmark, Coreyah from South Korea, Dalinda from Hungary, Ale Moller from Sweden, Danyel Waro from Reunion Island, plus Bauls of Bengal, Manganiyars of Rajasthan…not to be missed if you love real music! Also, showcasing rural crafts of India. Venue: International Centre Goa, Dona Paula, Panaji. Date: Feb5 to 7. Time: 6.30pm onwards

Affordable Art Festival: Here is a chance for young artists to showcase their work and be noticed by art collectors and art lovers. Venue: Museum of Goa, Pilerne Industrial Estate, Pilerne. Date: Ongoing till Feb14. Time: Regular hours. Details: 7722089666

Arribada: Say hello to the turtles of the world! To celebrate its golden jubilee World Wildlife Fund-India is celebrating marine turtles with an exhibition curated by Goa-based wildlife lover Aradhana Seth. This is a painstakingly put together travelling exhibition comprising of turtle artwork and other fascinating memorabilia from the private collections of Dr Sejal SWorah, Kartik Shajker and also Aradhana Seth. A fund of informative leaflets accompany the exhibition to enlighten, educate and amuse us about turtles and the role they play in our life, also how they’re an endangered species struggling to stay alive on earth where oceans and water bodies are increasingly dying because of the mega pollution of human civilization! Make time for this exhibition if you’re nature’s child and even if you are not. Take your children, take your parents and grandparents. Venue: WWF premises, next to Science Centre, Miramar Beach, Panaji. Date: This is an ongoing which opened on Jan30 and will be on for three months before moving elsewhere. Details: Akshita Saxena, 08826344369 or Coralie D’Lima at WWF-Goa/Science Centre

Konknni Journalism Day: The Dalgado Konkani is celebrating Konknni journalism day to commemorate the day Eduardo Jose Bruno de Souza started the first Konknni weekly Udentichem Sallok’ in roman script. Rajendra Dessai, editor of Konknni weeklyAmcho Avaz’ will be chief guest with DKA President Tomazinho Cardozo, Secretary Vincy Quadros and Treasurer Celso Fenandes also paying their tributes on the occasion. Venue: Tiatr Academy of Goa Conference Hall, Campal Trade Centre, off Campal Promenade, Panaji. Date: Sunday, Feb2. Time: 4pm

Trio Sphere: A Western Classical musical concert featuring Marialena Fernandes, Stefan Mancic, Mojca Pecman and Martina Stuckler. Venue: Sunaparanta goa Centre for the Arts, Altinho, Panaji. Date: Feb2. Time: 6.30pm. Details: 2421311/
‘Pride & Prejudice’: A semi-musical production directed by Fr Walter d’Souza and presented by Nirmala Institute of Education. Venue: Ravindra Bhavan, Margao. Date: Feb9. Time: 5pm. Details: Tickets available at Furtados outlets in Panaji/Margao; call 7066161168

`Uma Portuguesinha-E-Tres Goeses Novinhos’ (A Portuguese and Three Young Goans): An exhibition of paintings by artists Sagar Naik Mule, Aadhi Vishal, Ana Maria Pintora and Sarah Sousa K. This is the 10th annual show in memory of Dr Pedro Cabral Ada, Consul General of Portugal in Goa from 2005 to 2006. Venue: Art Chamber-Galeria de Belas Artes, Gauravaddo, Calangute. Date: Ongoing till Feb10. Time: 11am to 11pm

Let’s Talk Health: Sharan is conducting this session on health talking and prior registration is mandatory. Venue: 91 Springboard, St Inez, Panaji. Date: Saturday/Feb1. Time: 3.30pm to 5pm

Waterfall Trek: The Youth Hostels Association of India, Porvorim unit, is organizing this 1-day trek to the Santre Waterfalls, Valpoi. Venue: Pickup points are at Housing Board Maruti Mandir, Porvorim, at 7.30am, opposite Dr Babasaheb Amedkar Garden, Panaji, at 8am and Gandhi Circle, Mapusa at 8.30am. Date: Sunday, Feb2

‘Smashanatali Bhashna’ for release
The publication ceremony of the Konkani book ‘Smashanatali Bhashna’, an anthology of humorous essays written by renowned author Datta Damodar Naik, will be held on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 5.30 pm at the Conference Hall of Ravindra Bhavan, Margao. The book will be released by industrialist Auduth Timblo. Senior journalist, Sandesh Prabhudessai will speak on the literary aspects of the book and Dr Ajay Vaidya will do abhivachan on one of the essays in the book. The book is published by Bimb Prakashan. The promoter of Bimb Prakashan, Dilip Borkar, appeals all Konkani lovers to attend the function.

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