Lirit Women’s Chamber Choir
Saturday, November 10 at 7pm, 775 Weller Street, Peterborough, Ont

The Jewish Community Centre of Peterborough & Beth Israel Synagogue present the Lirit Women’s Chamber Choir.  A Jewish women’s chamber choir directed by a woman who both conducts and sings during performance.  Renee Bouthot is a soprano, conductor and educator.  Free admission and parking (donations are always welcome!).

Max Eisen’s Story
Thurs., Nov. 8th at 7:30pm, in the Lady Eaton College dinning hall at Trent University

Max Eisen (born 1929 in Moldava nad Bodvou, Slovakia) is an author, public speaker and Holocaust educator. He travels throughout Canada giving talks about his experiences as a concentration camp survivor, to students, teachers, universities, law enforcement personnel, and the community at large. He has worked with the March of the Living, Sarah and Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre.

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.

You Can Make It Art
Tuesdays, now to Dec 11, 9:30 to 11am

A community art-making project, sponsored by the Mount, and facilitated by Mary Lou Green (705.740.0078) and Brian Nichols. $5 per session or PWYC. Drop in…no registration required. Supplies are included and everyone is welcome.

Crash ‘n Dash Rallies for October
Saturdays…October 13, 20, 27…Time: 12 -1pm

Protesting development alongside the Wetland Sanctuaries at Trent. Bring your artistic signs and banners, along with the pre-made signs we already have. There will also be supplies on hand to make your own sign if you wish. Bring stuffed animals like turtles, frogs, butterflies, snakes, birds – the kind that you usually see at a wetland.
Location: The grass area at the corner of Water St and Nassau Mills Rd.
Parking: Riverview Disk Golf parking lot on Water St., or the parking area across the burger place at the 4 corners on Nassau Mills Rd.

Upcoming municipal election:

Refer to these questions to ask our candidates regarding Indigenous issues and relationships.

World Food Day Parlour Talk
Sunday, Oct 14, 11am

Mary Anne Martin will be speaking about her thesis on low income mothers struggling to feed their families and community organizations available to help. The Parlour Talk takes place in Trinity United Church Parlour, 360 Reid St. Parking in the adjacent municipal lot. All are welcome. Elevator access available.

Nourish’s World Food Day Dinner & Talk
Monday Oct. 15th, 5 PM

Elaine Power will deliver a talk titled, “Beyond Food Banks: Income is the Solution to Hunger”. Elaine Power is an associate professor in the School of Kinesiology & Health Studies at Queen’s University. She teaches courses on the social determinants of health, the food system, critical weight studies and qualitative research methods. Her research focuses on food, poverty, and health.
Nourish will also be launching the Hungry For Income campaign to shift perspectives on food insecurity, and highlight the fact that income solutions are the only way to end hunger.  Trinity United Church, 360 Reid Street. (Please note that the date has changed from Tuesday Oct. 16th to Monday Oct. 15th.)
All are welcome, but please be sure to REGISTER

Tuesday, October 23

Rebuild Public Health Care and SAY NO to cuts and Privatization . Let Ontario Ford Conservative Government Know What We Demand ‘For the People’. A community bus from Peterborough leaves the Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Road, at 9:00 a.m.,
sharp, returning at 2:30 p.m. RESERVE FREE SEAT – Contact Roy Brady, Peterborough Health Coalition, 705-745-2446.  Sponsored by Ontario Health Coalition and Peterborough Health Coalition

Reconciliation: Re-Membering Creator’s First Sacred Pipe
Honouring Akikpautik and Akikodjiwan
Saturday, October 27, 2 PM – 5 PM – Ottawa

This panel discussion brings together respected Algonquin practitioner Albert Dumont; Algonquin intellectual Lynn Gehl; settler ally historian Lindsay Lambert; and professor of journalism Randy Boswell to discuss and uncover how it is that an Indigenous sacred water and landscape, specifically Akikpautik / Akikodjiwan, located in Canada’s Capital Region just upstream from Canada’s parliament continues to be subjugated by colonial power and corporate greed.
Collectively this panel will explore, discuss, and uncover how this is happening within the context of the Liberal government’s political platform and rhetoric of “nation to nation” and “reconciliation”.
ONLY 100 tickets at $22.00 each will be sold through Eventbrite on a first come first serve basis. We are strongly encouraging the tickets be pre-purchased versus at the door.  Both Albert’s and Lynn’s books will be available for purchase. Cash only please.
345 Richmond Rd, Ottawa, ON K2A 0E7 – More information on Facebook.

Abraham Festival FILM NIGHT – VISION
Tuesday. October 30th, 7PM

Directed by long time star of independent German cinema Margarethe von Trotta, this reverent biopic chronicles the fascinating story of 12th-century Christian mystic and scientist Hildegard von Bingen. Despite living in an era when women are proscribed from preaching and interpreting scripture, Hildegard believes that the visions she experiences are a gift from God that she must reveal — even at the risk of condemnation.
At the Jewish Community Centre, 775 Weller St. Peterborough. No admission charge, but donations appreciated!

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

Our next drumming circle will be held Sunday October 14 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. Should you require the use of a drum ($5 rental fee), please contact Julie Ditta no later than Friday to be sure she can bring a drum for you. Mark your calendar for November 11 for our next drumming circle! Contact for more info.

Small Group Tour to Jamaica, hosted by Jamaica Self Help
Jan 21 to Feb 4, 2018

Earlier this year members and friends of UFP very generously supported a special collection made to JSH. On the strength of this support I thought there might be interest in a new JSH initiative – A Small Group Tour to Jamaica, lead by Angela Stultz, retired Jamaican ED of our S-Corner Community Development partner and Cathie Morrissey Current President of JSH Canada.
• Escape winter for 14 nights- January 21-Feb 4, 2019
• Stay in four beautiful locations across the country
• $3500 cost includes airfare, ground travel, accommodation, entertainment, some admission fees, 8 breakfasts and 6 dinners and a receipt from JSH for the charitable portion

• Mountains, Beaches, & Rivers; Culture and History; JSH Projects in Kingston; Local Speakers;Folk Pantomime.
For further information, contact:
Nancy Chesher, 705 -742-7837,  Joyce Mackenzie 705- 651-6391,  Christine Boriss 705- 875-0216.