■ A commemorative event in honour of Mro Joseph Vella, who passed away on February 25 last year, is being held today by the Gozo Ministry with the participation of the La Stella Philharmonic Society. At 10am, the band will play marches from the Astra Theatre to the Villa Rundle Gardens in Victoria, where Gozo Minister Justyne Caruana will unveil a bust to Prof. Vella. The bust is the work of sculptor Joseph Scerri.

■ Today, the Victoria and Xagħra Scout Groups will be celebrating Founder’s Day. There will be a church parade at around 10.45am, followed by Mass at the Good Shepherd church in taċ-Ċawla, Victoria, at 11am.

■ To commemorate the Apparition of Our Lady of Lourdes, Masses will be said at Lourdes church in Għajnsielem today at 5.15am and 8.30am, 1pm, 3.30pm and 5pm and tomorrow, on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 5.15am and 9am and at 1pm, 3.30pm and 5pm. The sanctuary will remain open until 7.30pm.

■ The Friends of the Sick and Elderly in Gozo are organising a charity sale at the private road between Gozo Colleges off Fortunato Mizzi Street today from 7am to 1pm. The cost is €10 per car space.

■ Love from a Woman’s Eye is a collective exhibition featuring works by Rosita Kvas, Emma Borg and Abi Macleod Clark at the Citadel Cultural Centre (Hall 2) in Victoria. Entrance to the exhibition is free. It is open until Thursday from 10am to 4.30pm.

■ Carnival in Nadur kicks off today at 12.30pm. More than 500 people are expected to take part in a colourful programme at St Peter and St Paul Square. This will be followed by the Nadur Spontaneous Carnival between Friday and Tuesday, beginning after sunset and lasting until the early hours.

■ Ralph Breaks The Internet (U) will be screened at Don Bosco Oratory, Victoria, today at 5.30pm.

■ A blood donation session will be held at Gozo General Hospital Outpatients Department on Tuesday from 1pm to 5pm.

■ A public talk on ‘perinatal’ mental health services is being held at the Gozo General Hospital on Friday between 10.45am and 12.30pm. Those interested are to call 2210 6322 to book a place.

■ High Tea, including tombola, in aid of Puttinu Cares will be held at Crystal Palace, Marsalforn, on Thursday at 7.30pm. Those attending will be given a prinjolata (carnival sweet) for free. For further informational call 7970 4840, 7905 4750 or 7970 6253.

■ MUSEUM superior Joe Fenech will lead a prayer and catechesis meeting at Our Lady of Pompeii church, Victoria, on Thursday from 10am to 11am. All are welcome.

■ Members of Il-Fergħa Ewkaristika (Għawdex) will meet at Ta’ Pinu Sanctuary on Saturday at 3pm to celebrate Mass and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. All are welcome.

■ The Diocesan Eucharistic Movement will hold a prayer evening at Our Lady of Mount Carmel church, Ta’ Hamet, on Saturday at 8pm, followed by Mass at midnight.



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