Community Calendar

July 31 to Aug. 12 – Plein Art, le Salon des métiers d’art de Québec. Over 100 professional artisans display their wares at Quebec’s largest summer arts and crafts show, in large tents between the Marché du Vieux-Port and Espace 400e. See article on page 12.

Aug. 8 and 9 – VEQ Out and About visit to the Trait Carré and lunch at the Buffet des Continents, open to community members 50 and older. RSVP to Alexandra at 418-683-2366, ext. 224 or alexandra.hartley @veq.ca to reserve your spot.

Wednesday, Aug. 8 at 12:05 p.m. – Musical Wednesdays featuring La Band’Accordéons at Chalmers-Wesley United Church, 78 Rue Ste-Ursule, Old Quebec. Free admission, donations welcome.

Aug. 9 at 10 a.m. – Caregivers’ Café free yoga session. Register with Jan Anderson at 418-684-5333 ext. 1539.

Aug. 9, 11, 16, 18 and 23 at 10 p.m. – Les Grands Feux Loto-Québec: free fireworks shows on the St. Lawrence River between Quebec City and Lévis. See article on page 6 and visit lesgrandsfeux.com.

Thursday, Aug. 9 at 12:30 p.m. – Midi en Musique: Plaisirs de la Musique with Claudine Giguère (violist and horn player), Guy Lessard (tenor) and Hélène Marceau (piano) at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, 31 Rue Des Jardins, Old Quebec. Free will donations.

Aug. 9 to 12 – Festival Jazz etcetera Lévis. Visit jazzlevis.com/programmation for details.

Wednesday, Aug. 15 at 12:05 p.m. – Musical Wednesdays featuring Jacques Boucher (organist) and Désirée Till (soprano) at Chalmers-Wesley United Church, 78 Rue Ste-Ursule, Old Quebec. Free admission, donations welcome. Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 15 and 16 – VEQ Out and About Ferry to Lévis open to community members 50 and older. We will take the ferry to Lévis and enjoy a picnic lunch on the Quai Paquet. RSVP to Alexandra at 418-683-2366, ext. 224 or alexandra.hartley @veq.ca for information and to reserve your spot.

Thursday, Aug. 16 at 12:30 p.m. – Midi en Musique with Rosemarie Duval-Laplante & Jean-Michel Dubé (four-hands piano) at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, 31 Rue Des Jardins, Old Quebec. Free will donations.

Aug. 16 to 19 – Festibière de Québec. For details, visit infofestibiere.com. Aug. 16 to 26 – Grande Foire de Québec at Expo-Cité, by the Vidéotron Centre on Boul. Hamel. For details, visit grandefoirequebec.com. Friday, Aug. 17 at 12 p.m. – Recital “Brise champêtre”: Nathalie Gagnon (organ) and Marie-France Mathieu (clarinet) will perform at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, 31 Rue Des Jardins, Old Quebec. Free will donations.

Friday, Aug. 17 at 2 p.m. – The Château Frontenac and the Churchill-Roosevelt conference of 1943. As part of the hotel’s 125th anniversary celebrations, historian and QCT journalist Charles André Nadeau will give a free public talk on the happenings at Quebec City’s iconic hotel during the Second World War (en français) in the Salon Rose. No pre-registration necessary; all are welcome.

Aug. 17, 18 and 19 – Festival Celtes et Cie will be held in the heart of the picturesque village of Saint-Malachie, situated about one hour south of Quebec City via Highway 277. A complete schedule is available on the Festival Celtes et Cie de Saint-Malachie Facebook page. See article on page 4.

RECURRING EVENTS

Fridays, Aug. 10, 17, 24 at 10 a.m. – Park Playdates: Parents and their preschool children meet at local parks on Friday mornings to help English-speaking families stay connected all summer long. To learn more, visit wejh.ca/park-play-dates-starts-up-again.

Aug. 1 to 31 – August is Archeology Month across the province of Quebec, and all are invited to learn more about Quebec’s rich archeological heritage. For details about local activities, visit moisdelarcheo.com/quebec. See article on page 11.

June 28 to Oct. 14 – Passages Insolites: discover nine works of temporary public art in unusual passageways from the Gare du Palais on Rue Saint-Paul to the Petit-Champlain district, while passing along the quays of the Port of Quebec and Place Royale.

July 1 to Sept. 2 – Tea Time in the historic library of the Morrin Centre, 44 Chaussée des Écossais in Old Quebec. Visit morrin.org/en/tours/teatime to learn more.

Saturdays, July 7 to Aug. 25 – Let’s Explore Book Quest: free summer reading club at the Morrin Centre Library for children ages 3-7 and 8-12. Sign up by visiting morrin.org/en/events/bookquest2018. For more information, contact [email protected].

July 3 to Sept. 2, Tuesday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. – L’École des beaux-arts de Québec exhibit presented in two parts simultaneously at the Maison Hamel-Bruneau, 2608 Chemin Saint-Louis, and at the Villa Bagatelle, 1360 Avenue James-Lemoine. From 1922 to 1970, the École des beaux-arts de Québec trained many artists who have made their mark on the cultural life of the city and the province. Admission is free.

July 13 to Sept. 1 at 8:30 p.m. (Wednesday to Saturday evenings) – Québec Issime, from Céline Dion to La Bolduc at the Carrefour Artistique de Wendake (covered exterior amphitheatre). For details and tickets, visit celineabolduc.com/en.

Aug. 7 to Sept. 2, at 8:30 p.m. – FLIP Fabrique presents Féria, a free outdoor acrobatic circus performance at the Port of Quebec Agora, 120 Rue Dalhousie. Tuesday to Sunday (no show on Monday). Gates open at 8 p.m. Get there early to get a seat (no chairs allowed). Visit Flipfabrique.com for details.

Aug. 11 and 12 and 14 to 26 – The return of Notre Dame de Paris! The phenomenal musical by Luc Plamondon and Richard Cocciante will be playing at the Grand Théâtre in Quebec City. Get tickets while they last at grandtheatre.qc.ca/spectacles/notre-dame-de-paris. Wondering where to find English-language movies (known as version originale anglaise or v.o.a.-s.t.f. = English with French subtitles) in Quebec City? Visit the Facebook page Films VOA movies in Québec, Cinéma Le Clap (clap.qc.ca) or Cinéma Cartier (cinemacartier.com).

To see other recurring weekly events, visit our events calendar online at qctonline.com/event.