CANDID COVID CONVERSTIONS
October 20 at 12:00pm or 6:00pm

What are the relationships between the Corona Virus and viral racism? Messaging that we are “all in this together” fails to reflect the realities of oppression. Join the Peterborough Community Race Relations Committee and Kawartha World Issues Centre in this conversation. 
Click here to register for the 12:00pm session.
Click here to register for the 6:00pm session.

COMPASSION: HOW LITTLE WE KNOW … SO MUCH TO LEARN
Sunday, Oct 18, 1pm 

The Abraham Festival invites you to learn and share more about the ‘urgent global imperative’…as Karen Armstrong calls compassion…to continue to build bridges, promote peace and dispel stereotypes so that ‘we may know one another’.
Before attending  watch, in your own time, the 16min video of the talk by Karen Armstrong entitled “How little we know: Empathy & Compassion”. 
Karen encourages us to say “I don’t know”, to open ourselves to learn the art of reverence and to recognize the sacred and beautiful in one another.
Then come together and share ideas, and grow from our common learning in facilitated groups.
Register by sending an email to abrahamfestivalptbo@gmail.com by Friday 16th October.

Heart Art Pop-Up Art-Making
Thursdays, 4:30 – 6:00 pm

Pop up art making: spread messages of care in our community. Ideas & materials provided. Physical distancing & health precautions are in place. Bring your own water bottle, sun hat, & sunscreen. Let’s have fun & make art with heart! @ Emmanuel United Church lawn (corner George & McDonnel)
Hosted by Creating Space Community Arts Studio
Cost/ Free.

Monthly Peace Vigil
October 26, 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

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