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  • Home-Start Gozo seeks volunteers

    Home-Start Gozo seeks volunteers

    The Home-Start community service in Gozo is in need of volunteers to visit families. A campaign is currently under way to recruit more parent volunteers, said Nancy Portelli, organiser of the service, at a seminar. Por­telli gave an overview of...

  • Embellishment works at it-Tokk

    Embellishment works at it-Tokk

    Independence Square (it-Tokk), Victoria, is currently being repaved with 2,866 square metres of natural stone as part of an EU-funded embellishment project being implemented by the local council. The project is aimed at upgrading Victoria’s...

  • Recruiting organ donors

    Recruiting organ donors

    The Order of Malta Volunteers in Gozo encouraged more people to enrol as organ donors during a charity sale organised by the Friends of the Sick and Elderly at Victoria. The donor recruitment campaign is being done in cooperation with the Organ...

  • True love at Don Bosco Oratory

    True love at Don Bosco Oratory

    The cast of the production of Imħabba ta’ Veru: Kjara u Franġisku l-musical are currently holding their rehearsals before the premiere on Saturday at 7.30pm at Don Bosco Oratory, Victoria. Another performance will be held on November 16 at 2.30pm.

  • Coming up

    • Masses at Ta’ Pinu sanctuary will be said today at 6.15, 8.30, 10 and 11.15am and 5pm, followed by the recital of the rosary and Eucharistic benediction. • Masses at Our Lady of Mount Carmel church, Ta’ Ħamet, will be said today at 9.30am and at...

  • Feast of San Dimitri

    Feast of San Dimitri

    The feast of San Dimitri was celebrated at the chapel dedicated to this saint on the outskirts of Għarb. The feast was led by Għarb archpriest Joseph Sultana and Mgr Joseph Bezzina said the principal Mass. A village fair was held in fields...

  • Leone Band in concert

    The annual symphonic concert by the Leone Band of Victoria will be held at the Aurora Theatre on Saturday at 8.30pm, under the direction of Mro Colin Attard. The classical music concert will feature a programme comprising selections from operas...

  • Seminar on rheumatology

    Prof. Andrew Borg was the speaker at a seminar for doctors and pharmacists held on the theme ‘Case studies in rheumatology’ at Kempinski Hotel, Għarb. It was organised by Serolf Trading Agency Ltd in collaboration with the Gozo Medical Association.

  • Commemorating Saint Ursula

    Commemorating Saint Ursula

    The arrival of the miraculous statue of St Ursula in Gozo 400 years ago was commemorated with a solemn Mass at the cathedral in Victoria. A special hand stamp cancellation with an image of the saint designed by Paul Falzon was issued by Maltapost...

  • Rotary Club Gozo vocational fund to support youths’ career aspirations

    Rotary Club Gozo vocational fund to support youths’ career aspirations

    A vocational fund to support Gozitan youths’ career aspirations has been set up by Rotary Club Gozo. Rotary president Guy Kurkjian said: “Young people all need finance to progress in their studies towards a career: for materials, tools, books,...

  • Doubt at the Astra

    Doubt at the Astra

    Doubt will be performed on November 22 and 23 at the Astra Theatre, Victoria, as part of the Festival Mediterranea . Written in 2004 by US playwright John Patrick Shanley, this intense play, set in a Catholic school in New York, won the Pulitzer...

  • Exhibition on Gozo diocese

    Exhibition on Gozo diocese

    The papal bull Singulari Amore, which established a separate diocese for Gozo and Comino in 1864, is the main attraction at an exhibition to mark its first 150 years. The exhibition is open until Friday at the Gozo Ministry exhibition hall,...

  • Wirt Għawdex public lecture on Sir Harry Luke

    Wirt Għawdex public lecture on Sir Harry Luke

    Sir Harry Luke – a little-known personality with strong connections to Gozo – was the subject of the first in a new series of free public lectures organised annually by Wirt Għawdex at the Santa Cecilia mediaeval chapel, Għajnsielem. Paul Pisani...

  • Knights’ defences revealed

    Knights’ defences revealed

    Ongoing excavation works in front of the Citadel bastions in Victoria have revealed stone structures which have been buried since the second half of the 19th century. The discovery will shed new light on the original plans for the layout of...

  • Dance workshop

    Dance workshop

    A dance workshop was held for children at Gozo College’s Rabat primary, led by Francesco Mariottini, a former participant in Italian TV programme Amici. Mariottini was in Malta to take part in Divina, a contemporary dance adaptation based on La...

  • Coming up

    • People who wish to enrol as organ donors may do so at the Order of Malta Volunteers stand in Gozo at the car boot sale being held by the Friends of the Sick and Elderly at Victoria football ground today. Children need their parents’ consent to...

  • Grandparents Day

    Grandparents Day

    Grandparents Day was celebrated in Victoria last Sunday at an event organised by Grandparents Malta Foundation. The foundation’s Gozo branch, led by president Marisa Scicluna and vice-president Elizabeth Bugeja, organised a 12-hour programme of...

  • St Ursula statue’s 400th anniversary

    St Ursula statue’s 400th anniversary

    Next Tuesday marks the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the statue of St Ursula in Gozo. St Ursula, reputed to be a missionary princess from Roman Brittania, was martyred by the Huns near Cologne. Devotion to the saint in Gozo began in 1614,...

  • Blessing of pets

    Blessing of pets

    Animal lovers were at the franciscan convent in Ghajnsielem last Sunday to have their pets and animals blessed by Fr Alfred Sciberras.

  • Traditional weaving at Ta’ Kola

    Traditional weaving at Ta’ Kola

    An activity focused on weaving and related traditions was organised by Heritage Malta in collaboration with local weaver Alda Bugeja (top left photo, first from left) at Ta’ Kola Windmill, Xagħra. Bugeja provided hands-on demonstrations of weaving...

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