Events/ Activities happening during May 2020

Masks for smiles: As part of TukTuk’s #masksforsmiles initiative, an online drawing competition for children is being organised. The judge for the same is Prasad Bidapa. The contest is open to kids in the age group of five to nine and 10 to 14 years. Entry to the contest is free of cost. The artwork should be emailed to tuktukgoa@gmail.com by May 15. The winning designs will be printed on organic cotton masks. The masks will be donated through the V care foundation to kids suffering from cancer. TukTuk aims to donate 3000 masks per month (target 20000 masks over six months). Details: 9049017182

Cloud kitchen: Margao-based Kamaxi Overseas Consultants, a cruise-hiring agency and ACCLA, a cruise culinary institute has launched a cloud kitchen. The service is presently available to residents in and around Margao only. The Kamaxi cloud kitchen offers two brands serving vastly different cuisines: Manjeet Da Dhabba and Christopher Columbus. Orders will be accepted only via Zomato which delivers food to the customers’ doorstep. Orders will be accepted between 11:30 a.m. and 11 p.m. for Manjeet Da Dhabba, and between 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. for Christopher Columbus.

FOVAA 2020: Fundacao Oriente is organising an open call for entries for the FundacaoOriente Visual Arts Award (FOVAA) 2020. The competition is open to any artist, 18 years and above, customarily residing in Goa. Both amateur and professional artists are eligible to participate. Works in the mediums of drawing, printmaking, painting, photography, sculpture, installation and video art will be accepted for this award. Submissions will be accepted between July 15 and July 31. Details: fovaa2020 @gmail.com

ONLINE ART: Creative Arts is organising art and craft classes for children up to 16 years. Parchment art, murals, warli art, candle making, paper quilling, calligraphy art and more will be taught to participants online. Details: 7028019369/ 2464178

ONLINE LANGUAGE CLASSES: Communicare Trust is organising a series of online classes on Zoom. Learn Portuguese, Hindi and Spanish with native speakers from Portugal, India and Peru. Details: 9850951505/ communicaretrust@gmail.com

MENTAL HEALTH: Antarman Centre for Psychosocial Wellbeing will hold clinical services online. Accordingly, all clinicians are now available to offer consultations and therapy sessions online. Details: 7028784807/ antarman.goa@gmail.com

ONLINE BOOK CLUB: The Literati Bookshop is presently open and is taking online book orders and delivering/posting them for your safety and convenience. Details: 2277740/ 7447437768/ books@literati-goa.com

REEL STORIES: Abhinav Creationz, under its campaign ‘Go Corona, Kahani Kahona’ invites Goan storytellers, young and old, to record five-minute long story videos. The stories will then be circulated across various social media platforms. Entries should be sent over WhatsApp. Details: 9923442746

PLANTATION DRIVE: The Goa State biodiversity Board (GSBB) plans to distribute free saplings of local varieties and fruit-bearing trees. Those interested would have to report the survivability of trees to the GSBB. Details: goanbiodiversityboard@gmail.com/ 9923965973

DIGITAL MARKETING: Skill Studio is organising a ten-day basic digital marketing online course. The course syllabus includes Basics of Marketing and Marketing Research, Intro to Google Ads and Analytics, Facebook Marketing, Instagram Marketing, Twitter Marketing, LinkedIn Marketing, Search Engine Optimisation (SEO), Marketing on other platforms, Email Marketing Techniques, Influencer Marketing and Blogging, and Content Creation Tools for Marketing. Fee: `500. Details: www.skillstudio.online

VIRTUAL ZUMBA: Sweat it out like always at virtual Zumba fitness classes conducted by Snaden Shawn and Wilma Britto. Classes will be held from Monday to Saturday at 6:30 p.m. Details: 7798609859/ 9890163433

DANCE THERAPY: Cliszma’s Fitness Squad will host zumba, dance fitness and dance therapeutic sessions online with virtual Zumba classes. Details: 9518551517