Events/ Activities happening during June 2020

CELEBRATING BIODIVERSITY: On the occasion of World Environment Day 2020, a special webinar on celebrating biodiversity will be held June 5, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Listen to the best minds who have devoted their lives to biodiversity protection, conservation and the sustainable development agenda. The speakers will include director, TERI Southern Regional Centre, Bengaluru, DN Narasimha Raju; chief naturalist, Jungle Lodgers and Resorts, Kartikeyan S; deputy conservator of forest, Bengaluru, Urban Division, Sidramppa Chalkapure; founder-director, Green Hub Project (north east network – Dusty Foot Initiative) Rita Banerji; marine conservationist, IUCN SSC Marine Conservation Society, Aaron Savio Lobo and research associate, TERI Goa, Shalita Dourado. Details: 25356590/91

FASHION DESIGNING COURSE: Fashion designer, Philu Martins, is conducting a fashion designing course. The course syllabus includes Introduction to Fashion Designing, The History of Fashion, The Elements and Principles of Fashion: Mood Boards, Design Development and Sketching, Understanding Textiles, Fibers, Yarns and Fabrics, Fabric Sourcing, Patternmaking, Sizing and Measurements, Completing your Pattern, Construction and Draping Techniques, Garment Structure, Creating, Financing and Marketing a Clothing Label, the Fashion Industry, Career Opportunities and Developing your Brand. Register before June 11 to avail a 20 per cent discount on the course. Details: 2424421/ 9822580070/

ONLINE ART CONTESTS: Sourstorm Media will be organising two online contests namely the online mandala contest and the watercolour art contest.  To participate in the watercolour art contest, participants are requested to contact @watercolorwonders_ on Instagram; and to participate in the online mandala contest, participants are requested to contact @mesmerizing.mandalas on Instagram. Winners of the contest stand a chance to win certificates of participation and exciting prizes. Details: 7972914945

BOOK SALE/ DISCUSSION: The Literati Book Club will meet on June 9 to discuss ‘The Fourth Passenger’ by Mini Nair. In addition, the Literati Book Shop is now open for sale of books from Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Participants are requested to wear protective masks before visiting the shop. Details:

GET PUBLISHED: Storycafe, an online publishing platform is inviting entries in story, video, or podcast format from freelance content creators. Details: 8625955757

Share your quiet: Paul in collaboration with Sunaparanta has been collecting 10-second audio clips of silence from people’s confined surroundings. Participants are invited to send their ‘quiet’ to or via WhatsApp to +91 98333 03760 from 20 May – 1 June 2020. Contributions received will be broadcasted on Instagram #shareyourquiet on 12 June 2020.

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

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/

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/

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/

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: 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:

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