Winter Forest Meditation Walk
Wednesday, March 3rd  – 1pm-3 pm

Spiritual Affairs and Gzowski College are teaming up to present a winter Forest Meditation Walk! Kristina Domsic, a trained Forest Therapy Guide and founder of Rooted Heart Yoga, will facilitate the walk. Participants will be led on a slow and gentle walk interspersed with invitations to pause, explore the senses, and connect with the natural world.  It is important to note that this is not a hike, but a very slow and therapeutic practice with opportunities for facilitated stillness, quiet contemplation, and group interaction. It is important to dress in layers to stay warm. 
We will meet at the Gzowski Breezeway at 12:45 pm, and from there will travel to the LEC drumlin for the walk. Physical accessibility issues? Please contact Gzowski College – gzowski@trentu.ca
Participants are asked to wear masks and observe physical distancing.
Registration is required: www.trentu.ca/spiritualaffairs

BLACK HISTORY MONTH
EVENTS ALL MONTH

See the Community Race Relations Committee of Peterborough’s calendar of events HERE.

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY EVENTS

There are 500 online events celebrating International Women’s Day. They are listed on event brite at Eventbrite – Discover Great Events or Create Your Own & Sell Tickets.  All the events listed below are FREE. There are many more. 

CHOOSE TO CHALLENGE
Mon 8 Mar 2021 AT 6:30 PM EST – 8:30 PM EST
Join KWIC & community partners for a virtually inspiring & interactive International Women’s Day 2021 event with guest speakers & each other.

Socialist Alternative
 
Reading ; Susan White, author “Fear of Drowning”  St. John, New Brunswick
 
Spoken Word ; Abda Khan (U.S.) 
 
Haymarket Books – International Event (U.S.) 
 
 
Online feminist history trivia game
 
Women as Mental Health Warriors (Ottawa)  March 6th to 8th 
 
Nottingham Feminists – U.K  Building Solidarity Among Women
 
Women Around the World Performing with Feminist Spiritual Consciousness
International Women’s Day 2021- #WomenRising Tickets, Sat, Mar 6, 2021 at 9:00 AM | Eventbrite

 

A BRIDGES OUT OF POVERTY WORKSHOP
Saturday Mar 13th @ 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. &
Sunday Mar 14th @ 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

(Must attend both days to complete the full workshop)
REGISTER AT EVENTBRITE HERE: BridgesOutOfPovertyWorkshop
Bridges Peterborough is excited to be part of the Peterborough-wide Bridges Out of Poverty strategy.
We introduce a framework for understanding poverty that equips organizations and communities to improve their ability to work with individuals living in poverty.
We will learn about:
Underlying causes of poverty
Hidden rules of class
11 Essential Resources for a stable life
and more!
A portion of your $50 registration fee includes a contribution to make the workshop accessible to under-resourced participants. Please contact us to access this support. Your participation and contributions are important to us.
And, for more on the Bridges Out of Poverty process, including training materials, case studies, and statistical information, or Bridging Team Facilitation Training, we’d be happy to help you out! Contact us by email at Lynn@bridgespeterbrough.ca .

 
Creating Space Community Arts Studio
art making drop in
ARTISAN cENTRE, pETERBOROUGH SQUARE
Thursdays, 3:00 – 6:00 pm

Creating Space is a community arts studio that fosters connection and resilience by making art of all sorts, telling stories, and learning together in Nogojiiwanong/ Peterborough, Ontario. All are welcome. No skill necessary – only curiosity and a willingness to try.

We aim to practice radical hospitality and inclusion, responding in creative ways to things that matter in our community. We do this through hosting drop in workshops at the Artisan’s Centre and pop-up creative arts activities around town. We believe in the power of creative expression to foster resilience in all of us.

We provide all the materials. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Masks must be worn and social distancing will be in effect limiting the number of participants for the health and safety of all.

Check out Facebook page for more information https://www.facebook.com/creatingspacePtbo/

MONTHLY PEACE VIGIL
FebrUARY 22, 12:00PM – 1:00PM

The Vigil for Peace has been quietly maintained during COVID. As restrictions lift and public gatherings are allowed, please join us during lunch. Bring signs calling for a just peace. Please wear a mask and keep the 2m/ 6′ distance. This is an hour to hold space in stillness, reflection and prayer for a just peace, our common future, and the well-being of the planet.
@ the corner of George & McDonnel St.  You can join virtually at home too. Put a candle or a sign in your window, take a photo and post to the Peace Council facebook page.
Hosted by the Peterborough Peace Council
Cost/ Free

MENDING: BE Better, Lead Better

Are you male-identified and interested in having discussions that men usually don’t have with each other? Do you want to learn more about what it means to be a man, gender-based violence, consent, bystander intervention and more? Do you want to be a better leader and role model for men and boys in your community?
Register HERE for the MENding program on February 27th, March 6th, 13th, and 20th at 2:00pm EST and join us for multiple sessions filled with videos, discussions, and reflection exercises to share and learn together!
For more information about the MENding program, check out KSAC’s website , or reach out to the MENding Program Coordinator Lucas Schaefer.

LOCAL FOOD PETERBOROUGH…

It’s harvest season! Now, more than ever is a great time to support local farmers!

This has been a tough season for farmers in our area, between a global pandemic and extreme drought, they have been working harder than ever to produce amazing local food for our communities. And, now more than ever, they could use your support!

Are you wondering where you can purchase wonderful local meats, vegetables, dairy products and other farm fresh products and support local farmers? Well, Local Food Ptbo has launched a new website that can help you do just that! Check out www.localfoodptbo.ca to find information about local farmers markets, CSA’s and farm stands and follow us @localfoodptbo for daily updates from producers themselves on where to buy their products. Use #localfoodptbo and we will share related updates for you.

Did you know that if each community member spent $5/ week on local food it would inject $55 million into our economy? Support a local farmer, and you will help support their families and our entire community, and you will get the freshest foods our region has to offer. So, since it is harvest season, for vegetables and fruit, why not stock up, enjoy the seasonal bounty and do some canning and preserving to help the local flavour stay in your pantry all winter long!

ORGANIZATIONS ACCEPTING DONATIONS FOR THOSE IN NEED

One Roof Community Centre
YES shelter for youth and families
Nourish JustFood Boxes