Peace Vigil
Last Monday of Each Month, 5-6pm

Monday, April 29, Vigil for Peace, with much on our hearts this day. This space is held open on the corner of George and MacDonnel on the last Monday of every month. It is open to anyone wishing to bring quiet reflection on the building of peace in our community.
There’ve been 4 years of never missing on that corner, rain, hail, sleet, darkness or burning sun, bringing concerns and proposals for action and contemplation and various forms of prayer, grief, hope, compassion…

Sacred Circle Dance

2nd & 4th Friday of each month (Sept–June), 7-9pm.   St. John’s Anglican Church Guild Hall, 99 Brock Street Peterborough. No experience or partners necessary. Celebrating the sacred in self, community and all beings. For more information, contact Paula Greenwood  paulagreenwood@nexicom.net or check our Facebook page 

RECONCILIATION 101: Back to the Basics
Wednesdays, May 8, May 22, June 12 – 6:30-8:30pm

Be part of a Nogojiwanong Community Circle as we listen, talk and learn. It will help to provide background and groundwork leading up to Reconciliation Solidarity day in early June. Donations to the Friendship Fund appreciated.
Nogojiwanong Friendship Centre, 580 Cameron Street

SPIDERWOMAN THEATER: MATERIAL WITNESS
APRIL 24, 7 pm, Nozhem First Peoples’ Performance Space, Trent University

Material Witness, a co-production by Aanmitaagzi and Spiderwoman Theatre, is inspired by Spiderwoman Theater’s 1976 production of Women in Violence. Irreverent, sometimes surprising, the show is rooted in powerful storytelling, with a twist of humour and an uplifting musical beat. It is a multigenerational exploration of violence, healing and renewal in the lives of Indigenous women in urban and rural communities on Turtle Island.
An ancient woman rises out of the earth. She conjures the space where three generations of women tell their stories, she is their guide as they find their way in their world. We witness their secrets as they navigate a path through stories of rape, abuse and anger. Material Witness is the journey of their healing.
Tickets $10/$15 available here

16th Annual Abraham Festival
“Step Out of the Circle of Time…Into the Circle of Love”
Sunday, April 28, 2:30 to 7pm

You will be treated to a musical journey through the Middle East, as well as a youth forum with young people from our three faiths speaking about their faith/spirituality. This year the dinner (5pm) will be catered by Silk Roots, so you know you are in for a treat! Tickets are $25 each, and are available from me, or see the contact info on the poster. Tickets available from any committee member, or Elizabeth Rahman.
Mount Community Centre.

The Peterborough chapter of Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan (CW4WAfghan)
Presents the 9th annual Red Pashmina Walk
Saturday, April 27

 at Emmanuel East United Church with registration at 1:30 p.m., followed by a presentation by Dr. Lauryn Oates, executive director, of the national CW4WAfghan, who will share stories from Afghanistan.
The walk begins at 3 p.m. and raises money for the education of women and girls in Afghanistan. Bring your pledge sheets and money, and don’t forget to wear your red pashminas! For more information, to register for the walk, or obtain a pledge sheet, call Daphne at 705-656-3820 or email Peterborough@CW4WAfghan
Everyone – men, women, children – are invited to enjoy some belly dancing fun, prizes, refreshments, an inspiring talk and information about Afghanistan, and a fundraising walk, all on the same afternoon!

PETERBOROUGH HEALTH COALITION
Rally at QUEEN’S PARK – Tuesday, April 30

Protect Our Local Health Care from Mega-mergers & Privatization. Community bus leaves Canoe Museum parking lot at 9:00 a.m., returning by 3:30 or 4:00.  No charge. To Register, contact Roy Brady, 705-745-2446

Unity Feast
April 30, 6:30-8:30pm

Join together with members of the MIGRANT RIGHTS NETWORK and people from across the city who are dedicated to anti-racism and community building. It is so important that we come together as community during the hard times… but it’s also ever so important that we come together to celebrate, to share stories, to educate ourselves together, to get to know one another and to create true bonds of relationship and solidarity in the moments between.
Bring a dish to share, stories about food, land and culture and share in the beauty of a UNITY FEAST as we gather to build a strong, committed and connected anti-racist movement in Peterborough. #UNITEAGAINSTRACISM. We will share food, music, words and hear about the role that Migrant Farm Workers play in providing all of our families here with the food we need to live healthy lives. ALL WELCOME and invited. Contact Rachelle for info.

Go Fund Me – Peterborough Gleans

The Gleaning project is looking for more funding through Go Fund Me.   If you’re able to help, please do so! This is a project that UFP supports both financially and with volunteers.

Peterborough’s Red Pashmina Campaign

Peterborough’s Red Pashmina Campaign is selling, along with it usual red pashminas, a limited number of lovely blue scarves/shawls which have been sewn by Aquela Mohaqqeq who is a member of the Afghan family which the Unitarian Fellowship has sponsored. Money raised from sales is donated to Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan to support the education of women and girls in Afghanistan. If you would like to buy a scarf, the price is $25, please contact Melodie at 705-748-6251. Thank you.

Transition Town’s Greenzine

Here’s a link to the 4th Quarter 2018 Greenzine.

Women’s Drumming Circle
One Sunday of Each Month, 5pm

Our next drumming circle will be held Sunday April 7 at 5:00 pm until 6:30 pm. Located at Emmanuel West Church (formerly St. Andrew’s) at 441 Rubidge St. at Brock St. Cost is $3 to the church and $5 to Julie, our facilitator. Julie asks that you avoid paying her in small change.  Should you require the use of a drum ($5 rental fee), please contact Julie no later than Friday to be sure she can bring a drum for you. Mark your calendar for May 5 for our next drumming circle!