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Kaleidoscope of Life is organising a workshop on Ganesh idol making using eco-friendly material on September 8 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Caranzalem. The workshop will be conducted by Alpana Kale. For ages 7 years and above. Details: 7522910776    

The Literati Book Club will meet online on September 15, at 7:30 p.m. to discuss ‘The Country is Going to the Dogs’ by Anurag Mathur. The book is available at the Literati Bookshop. Details: books@literati-goa.com

Goa Paralympic Association in collaboration with the Rifle Shooting Association of Goa and Kreeda Bharati Goa will be organising the first Para-Shooting Open Championship 2021 for differently-abled parashooters in air rifle/pistol at Yash Shooting Academy, Mapusa from September 19 to September 21. The competition will be held in two categories: AG1 (above 21 years) and AG2 (21 years and below). The minimum participation age is 12 years. Last date for submission of entries is September 15. Details: 8381011646.

Rotaract Bicholim in collaboration with www.searchope.com is organising a short film competition on the occasion of World Mental Health Day on October 10. Last date for registration is September 25. Last date for submission of entries is September 30. Details: 9923207063

Samrat Club of Margao is organising a dance and yoga retreat ‘Suyog’ on September 25 and September 26 at Raut Farm, Bicholim. The retreat will include sessions on health as well as entertainment activities plus breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A session by scientist, Padma Marwa titled ‘How to protect the body from the attacks of chronic ailments such as diabetes, hypertension, and other stress-related problems’ and a motivational talk by Vishwanath Swar titled ‘Let’s change our attitudes’ will be held as part of the retreat. There will also be a talk titled ‘Is health the ultimate goal of life?’ by motivational speaker, Suraj Kaneker. Sessions on relaxation techniques, asanas and pranayam, Bharatnatyam, and more will also be held.  Details: 9284379347

The Directorate of Art and Culture is organising the Shaurya art exhibition, the Chitrankan art camp and a calligraphy art workshop till September 25 at Art Gallery, Sanskriti Bhavan, Patto, Panaji.

On the occasion of the European Day of Languages 2021, The Language Portal (TLP) an online language learning centre based in Goa, is partnering with Alliance Française de Pune, Goethe-Institut Pune, Savitribai Phule Pune University, the Italian Cultural Institute of Mumbai, the Polish Institute New Delhi, the Consulate General of Switzerland in Mumbai, and the Delegation of the European Union to India and Bhutan, to bring language learners a cultural programme centred on the importance of language learning and cultural exchange. TLP will be giving participants a taste of the Portuguese Language through a taster workshop as part of the programme. Language Taster Workshops in German, French, Portuguese, Italian, Spanish, and Polish will be held on September 25, from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. ‘Language Learning in the Era of Translation Technology’, a panel discussion curated and moderated by Sandeep Nulkar, comprising speakers Richard Simcott (UK), Thierry Poibeau (France), Professor Chiara La Sala (Italy), Ralph Krüger (Germany), and Kshama Dharwadkar (India) will be held on September 25, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Screenings of short Romansh films, courtesy of the Consulate General of Switzerland in Mumbai will be held on September 26, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Disability Rights Association of Goa (DRAG) will be organising a ‘Meet Your Soul Mate’ meet on September 25, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Presentation Convent High School, Margao for persons with disabilities and the general public to meet, socialise, and find their life partner. This meet is being organised for the second time in Goa and is meant to provide persons with disabilities in Goa a platform to find their soul mate. The meet will also have couples where one spouse is not a person with a disability share their experience of marriage with a person with disabilities. Details: 9422443093/ 9422640120

A workshop on the basics of healthy eating and nutrition for children conducted by SujalTorgal Patil will be held on September 26, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Traya Natural Health Centre, Dona Paula. Prior registration is mandatory. Limited seats. Details: 7775065292

The Inner Wheel Club of Vasco da Gama is organising an online drawing competition and charity fundraiser. The topic for Group 1 (class one to class three) is ‘A Leafy Tree / Favourite Cartoon Character’; the topic for Group 2 (class four to class six) is ‘Forest / My Space Trip’; the topic for Group 3 (class seven to class nine) is ‘A lazy day/ A day on the sea shore’; and the topic for Group 4 (class 10 to class 12) is ‘My city/ How corona has affected our lives for the better’. The last day to send entries is October 4. Results will be announced on the Inner Wheel Club of Vasco da Gama’s Facebook page on October 8. Details: 9673021683.

As part of the Collaborative Learning Café, a talk on ‘Careers in School Education’ will be held on October 12 and October 14, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. The October 12 session will focus on what it means to be a teacher, while the October 14 session will focus on the path to becoming a teacher, educator, or researcher. The talk will be conducted by educationist and researcher, Anjali Noronha. Free and open to all. Registration is mandatory. Details: https://cutt.ly/ClcEdu/

Dalgado Konknni Akademi is organising the second edition of its ‘Talk of the Month’ series. This month’s talk on the topic ‘Havaman Bodol’ (Climate Change)  will be conducted by scientist and head of Polar Remote Sensing Section of National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research, Government of India, Vasco da Gama, Alvarinho Luis Goa. The talk will be held on October 18 at DKA’s Reginald Fernandes Conference hall, Panaji. The programme can also be viewed on Google Meet. Details: meet.google.com/ejtieau.sxm.