KAGS (Kawartha Artists’ Gallery & Studio) Art Show & Sale
March 15-26, 2017 . Gallery open Wed-Sun 1-4 pm, and Thursdays 1-7 pm

Exciting art works from the KAGS Executive called Diversity.   For more information call 705-741-2817.

Tues., March 21, supper served at 6 p.m. and movie at 7 pm., at Beth Israel Synagogue

WHAT WOULD A LEAP-inspired Official Plan look like?
Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 7-9 pm, at Trinity United Church, Peterborough

For more information visit the website.

We Can Do Better Together
Saturday, March 25, from 2-4 p.m., at The Theatre on King, 159 King Street, Peterborough, Ont.

Walk for Wenjack Fundraiser
Sun., April 2, 1 – 5 pm., at Otonabee College

What We Know
April 13, 4:30-7:30pm, Trent University


Water The First Medicine: Protecting Life For Future Generations
March 3-5, 2017

Elders and Traditional Peoples Gathering

Trent’s 41st Annual Gathering
The annual Elders and Traditional Peoples Gathering is held every year at
Trent University. The Elders Gathering was first held at Trent in the 1970’s
and was the biggest event of its kind. The gathering provides an
opportunity to share Indigenous knowledge through a series of workshops,
presentations and gatherings. The Elders Gathering is an opportunity for the
students and the community to listen and learn from the stories and
knowledge that the Elders and traditional people carry.
Admission: $20 at the door or donation (Students – Free with Student
ID, Children under 12- Free)

For more information see website.
Contact: First Peoples House of Learning

Muffins for Granny – Screening Event Poster WEB
Saturday, February 18, 6:30 – 9 pm


Peterborough Places of Faith Workshop
Saturday, February 25

The City of Peterborough is excited to announce a one-day workshop on Regenerating Places of Faith, organized in collaboration with Regeneration Works: Places of Faith (a partnership of the National Trust for Canada and Faith & the Common Good).

Places of faith in south-central Ontario, like so many across the country, face decreasing financial and human resources that are putting beloved community landmarks at risk. It is an issue that affects entire communities, both urban and rural.

Participants in this workshop will hear inspirational stories from across Canada and from the Peterborough area, and will learn how to tackle key issues threatening places of faith through community engagement strategies, cost reduction techniques, innovative space sharing models and approaches to successfully re-use a former place of faith.
Join us from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm on Saturday, February 25th, at Trinity United Church, 360 Reid Street, Peterborough. Registration fee of $35 includes refreshments and lunch.

Please help us spread the word about this workshop by advertising the event in your parish bulletin and by sharing the attached flyer with your organization’s networks

 ReFrame Film Festival 2017
January 27th-29th

Tickets are now available for this always anticipated festival which boasts 59 provocative documentaries from 25 countries –including 5 captivating evening features, 10 films by local filmmakers, 28 Canadian films, and two Oscar-shortlisted documentaries. The 2017 program also brings you 22 visiting filmmakers, 25 live performers, 8 community discussions, as well as social events, visual displays, and more! Visit our website for the festival schedule, tickets, special events.

Health & Happiness Workshop
January 27th-29th

Achieve a stress-free mind and disease free body.  Double your energy and access higher states of relaxed consciousness.  Receive a home program of breathing exercises that will unleash your creativity, manage your negative emotions and allow you to meditate EFFORTLESSLY.  Taken by millions of people around the world since 1982.  Fri Jan 27, 6 pm to 9 pm, Sat & Sun 28 & 29, 10 am to 1:30 pm.  More info at richardherman@trentu.ca.

Water is Life: Benefit for Standing Rock
Saturday, January 28, 10pm

On the Saturday evening of ReFrame Film Festival, join us for a night of music and spoken word! Celebrate incredible local talent, while raising funds for Standing Rock. Support healthy futures of resistance to resource extraction and solidarity with our water protectors. Featuring performances by Words on Fire Youth Poets, Dawn Martin, Angela Semple, Tara Willamson, and Sean Conway.  Market Hall.  $10 or PWYC (proceeds go to Standing Rock)

Peace Council Peterborough

You might like to help to hold open an hour for peace on Monday, January 30, 2017, 5-6 p.m. On the last Monday of each month peacemongers can be found on the corner of George and McDonnel, in front of the labyrinth. We speak of internal peace, transformative justice leading to peace, nonviolent peaceful communication, municipal peacebuilding, national and international priorities to support the global longing for peace. We will bring signs and lanterns and a banner, but if you like feel free to bring your own message and your own light.

Abraham Festival Film Night – The Legacy
Tuesday, January 17th, 7 pm – cancelled due to weather!
Rescheduled to January 31/17, 7pm

Dr. Rainville, an aging country doctor with a deep attachment to his patients, is about to retire and is looking fa successor. Jeanne Dion, an emergency room doctor from Montreal, agrees to go to Normétal to Abitibi in northern Quebec to replace him for a few weeks, with no plans for an extended stay. When Dr. Rainville suddenly dies, Jeanne must decide if she’ll take over the job, and its inherent responsibilities, for the long-term.

This film is part of the Émond’s Trilogy on the Virtues of Faith (The Novena) Hope and Charity (The Legacy).   Free will donations welcome.

Climate Change:  Proportional Representation
January 31, 2017, 7pm

LEAP-PETERBOROUGH invites you to an exciting presentation on how proportional representation leads to countries taking swifter & more effective action on Climate Change.  Special Guest:  Kelly Carmichael, Executive Director, Fair Vote Canada.  Trinity United  Church, 360 Reid Street, Peterborough.

Water the First Medicine: Protecting Life for Future Generations
41st Annual Elders and Traditional Peoples Gathering
March 3-5, 2017

Check out the Facebook page to find the schedule of events. First Peoples House of Learning at Trent University
Admission: $20 at the door or donation; Students – Free with Student ID; Children under 12- Free

Queer Coll(i/u)sions Conference 2017
March 3-5, 2017

During the inaugural Queer Coll(i/u)sions Conference in March 2016, we were able to gather together artists, activists, authors, academics, and others interested in collectively exploring the multiplicity of queer identities. We had a total of 200 attendees/participants all involved in the creation of an interdisciplinary, cross-genre queer community. We hope to grow this community in 2017 at the second annual Queer Coll(i/u)sions Conference.  Sadleir House.

Summer job posting in Toronto for young adults from the Friends Service Committee


Peterborough Pollinators Calendars Now Available

Calendars can be picked up at Avant Garden on Sherbrooke near George, at Bluestreak Records, 444 George St. N. , Chapters on Lansdowne, Happenstance Books and Celtic Connections in Lakefield.  They are gorgeous with nature/ garden information contributed by Drew Monkman and others, designed with lavish photography by Ben Wolfe with information and editing by Carlotta James, Marcy Adzich, Megan Boyles and Jo Hayward-Haines.