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Book Quest! Let’s Explore … at the Morrin Centre!

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Book Quest, the Morrin Centre’s English summer reading club for children ages 3 to 12, is celebrating its 14th anniversary! This year Book Quest: Let’s Explore! offers children the opportunity to explore their passions through reading picture books, magazines, comic books and short novels, as well as participating in activities related to the readings.

Memorials and Things of Fame

July 5, 1818 – The Quebec Gazette
The transport Saragrasa, Wm. Grice, Master, lying in mid stream was discovered to be on fire at 11 o’clock at night. The smell of something burning being perceived, the scuttle in the cabin was raised and flames issued out immediately.

Shaken! Mixes music and cocktails

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Like a game of musical chairs, the music went round and round during a concert held at the Morrin Centre on June 27. “Shaken! Mixologie et Minimalisme” was the first of a series of four Escapades musicales de la Cité concerts last weekend by local string musicians, many of them members of the Orchestre symphonique de Québec (OSQ).

Quebec City celebrates Canada Day

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Photo: Danielle Burns

L.G. Chabot Inc. celebrates its 125th anniversary

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The L.G. Chabot printing company recently celebrated its 125th anniversary. In 1893, Louis-Germain Chabot opened his bookbinding business on Côte de la Montagne, coincidentally  just a few doors above the offices of the Quebec Gazette, the forerunner of the Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph.

A taste of summer

WELCOME TO MY KITCHEN

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Aren’t they beautiful, all those strawberries lined up at the market? Our eyes widen when we see the first fruits of the season, so juicy you have to eat them holding a bowl under your chin to catch the juice as you bite into a plump strawberry. 

Unusual works of art decorate passages in Quebec City

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
EXMURO’s Les Passages Insolites (unusual passages) have returned to Lower Town and have expanded to six locations in the suburbs of Quebec City, where they can be viewed until Oct. 14. 

NBC cans plan for Côte Gilmour stairs due to high cost

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Photo: Peter Black
A plan to build a stairway on Côte Gilmour has been shelved indefinitely. The National Battlefields Commission (NBC) had announced the project at about this time last year, anticipating completion last fall.

Community Calendar

Wednesday, July 4 at 12:05 p.m. – Musical Wednesdays at Chalmers-Wesley United Church, 78 Rue Sainte-Ursule, Vieux-Québec, featuring the Cambridge University Wind Orchestra from Cambridge, England. A suggested donation of at least $10 would be most welcome to help support the summer concert series. For details visit chalmerswesleyunited.ca/summer-events.

Berthe Morisot, Woman Impressionist featured at the MNBAQ

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau
The works of French Impressionist Berthe Morisot (1841-1895) are now on display at the Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec (MNBAQ). The exhibition continues until Sept. 23.