Building Bridges Out of Poverty – Orientation Workshop
Sat, April 29, 1-4pm

How might our community be transformed by the gifts and talents of people stuck in crisis? Bedford House venturing into a Bridging Teams Project and invite your interest in becoming a Bridging Team Mentor.  Suzie Johnson from City Social Services to providing a Bridges Orientation Workshop (at Grace United Church) to begin to create a common language and an analysis/understanding of the hidden rules of economic class.  For more information or to register, contact Lynn Smith-Reeve | 705-957-2545

People’s Climate Movement – Toronto March
Saturday, April 29th

Take to the streets to fight for our families, our communities, and our planet. The March will start with a family-friendly rally at Allan Gardens (160 Gerrard St) at noon, with great speakers and music. Let’s rise together together for solutions to the climate crisis rooted in racial, social and economic justice, that protect frontline communities and workers.

PUSHBACK, film premiere!
Tue, 23 May 2017
7:30 PM, Market Hall

The Peterborough premiere of the feature-length documentary Pushback.  The film follows five people connected to the Warming Room – four guests and a staff member – throughout the following summer and fall as they try to find steady footing without access to many of the supports the shelter provides. Pushback is a portrait of people living with persistent homelessness and often inter-generational poverty in Peterborough, providing an intimate look into lives usually ignored.
The film (90 minutes) will be followed by a Q&A. For tickets, follow the link above.

​Invitation to KMRA Mosque Open House​
Saturday May 06, 2017, 10 am to 4 pm

​On behalf of KMRA (Kawartha Muslim Regional Association), It is my pleasure to invite you and all your valued community members to Doors Open Peterborough at Al Salam Mosque 784 Parkhill Rd W,Peterborough,ON.  Magdy Kamar, President

Grieving for the World: Loss in a Changing Climate
May 9, 7-9pm

The effects of climate change can be overwhelming and people often experience a range of emotions over these changes, including sorrow, anger, and helplessness. In order to give people in Peterborough the opportunity to share these concerns and reasons for hope, two local groups – For Our Grandchildren and Localizing the Leap – are co-sponsoring this discussion.
Trinity Church Hall, entrance off Simcoe St. between Reid and Rubidge.

Nourish – Can We Continue to ‘Meat’ Like This?
Date: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 – 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Details: Is a healthy diet a sustainable diet? How can we eat to promote a healthy ecosystem while also enhancing our own health? In order to meet the demands of future food needs, a shift toward more sustainable diets is urgently needed. This event will explore the reasons why this shift is needed, how the environmental sustainability of individual foods and diets are measured, current recommendations in this evolving area and where and how these concepts have been applied to dietary guidelines. The session will conclude with a discussion about actions you can take to integrate these concepts into other levels of food policy. Speaker: Dr. Barbara Seed. Where: 185 King Street, Peterborough Public Health

A Way Home Peterborough
Wednesday, May 24, 7-9pm, at Market Hall

A Way Home Peterborough is a collaborative of community agencies and citizens with the aim of reducing youth homelessness.
Together we can end youth homelessness in Peterborough.  Free Event – All are welcome.  Reception to follow.

Passion for Colour: A Howard Berry Retrospective
May 26 to May 28

Howard Berry has been a top name in design and visual arts in the Peterborough community for almost 40 years. His award-winning costumes have highlighted many Peterborough Theatre Guild productions. As well, he is an accomplished couturier, set designer, and painter. An exciting retrospective of Howard’s work in theatre, fashion design, and painting will be on display in the auditorium of the Mount Community Centre:
General Viewing: (With a suggested donation of $5)
Sat. May 26, from 10:00 to 12:00 and 2:00 to 4:00
Sun. May 28, from 2:00 to 4:00
Viewing with Music and Refreshments:
Wine and Chocolate Friday – $20 – May 26, 7:30 – 9:30 pm
“Cats” Pub Tour Saturday – $20 – May 27, 7:30 – 9:30 pm
Sweet and Savoury Sunday – $15 – May 28, 12:00 – 2:00 pm
As well as honouring Howard’s lifetime of work, Passion for Colour is also a fundraiser for the Mount Community Centre ( whose initiatives include much needed affordable housing.
Tickets @ Brant Basic Office Supply, Fabricland, Grainger’s Cleaners, Happenstance (Lakefield)

Transition Town Dandelion Festival
Date: Sunday, May 28th, 2017 – 11 am – 4 pm

Location: Millennium Park