Welcome Spring, Where Ever You Are!
April 21: 15th Annual Abraham Festival
April 22: 8th Annual Red Pashmina Walk – Save the Date
Join the Peterborough Chapter of Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan for its 8th annual Red Pashmina Walk as it continues to raise money for the education of women and girls in Afghanistan. Registration is at 1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.; walk starts at 2 p.m. Bring pledge sheets & money and wear your RED PASHMINA! www.cw4wafghan.ca To register for the walk and obtain a pledge sheet, please contact Daphne at 705-656-3820 or Peterborough@cw4afghan.ca. There will be light refreshments following the walk, and a prize for the highest amount of money raised in pledges.There will also be time to shop for Afghan needlework, and Red Pashminas. Participants are asked to bring a full resusable water bottle to protect our enviroment. Dress comfortably for an easy walk across Hunter Street bridge and then along the trail towards Nichols Oval, returning over the London Street foot-bridge and back down Water Street. The walk will be under an hour in length and is suitable for strollers but not bikes as it uses city sidewalks when not on the trail.
April 22: Earth Day Sunrise Ceremony
The Sacred Water Circle (SWC) is asking for your help. Trent University and the City of Peterborough have made plans to construct a significant Recreation Centre on the Wildlife Sanctuary. The Sacred Water Circle has decided to do what is possible to deflect this decision in consultation with local First Nations. SWC has learned that the three local First Nations are opposed and have been working hard to force the city to complete a proper environmental assessment and are doing what they can. They have told us to make our voices heard as best we can.
Our way is the Elder way — Leading with prayer and spiritual courage.
Come to the Sunrise Ceremony on Earth Day.
Sunday, April 22 at 6:00 am
Camp Kawartha on Pioneer Road.
(Just off campus – adjacent to the Trent Wildlife Sanctuary)
April 22: Nature Care Earth Day Awards Celebration
Join the Green Party to recognize and celebrate some of the many ways that local people and organizations are caring for the environment. Meet, Greet and Eat! Enjoy a bit of the fore-casted sun on the porch overlooking the river. It isn’t too late to nominate! PM Gianne Broughton if you would like a nomination form.
April 22, 2 to 4 p.m., Peterborough Lions Community Centre, 347 Burnham St., Peterborough
April 23: Fake News: Sorting Out What’s True
Hosted by Nourish Project. It’s getting harder and harder to tell what’s true these days. “Fake news” has become a common phrase since the 2016 U.S. presidential election, but what is it, and how do we deal with it? This brief session at Trinity United Church will address how to spot fake news and bias in the media, and how you can help stop the spread of misinformation.
Please register at: https://nourishproject.ca/fake-news-sorting-out-whats-true
April 23, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Trinity United Church, 360 Reid St., Peterborough
April 26: Film Screening – Resilience: the Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope
A special screening of the film Resilience: the Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope. The movie reveals the newly discovered biological syndrome caused by abuse and neglect during childhood. The movie also chronicles the dawn of a movement by pediatric, education, and social welfare organizations to use new cutting edge science and therapy to protect children from the long-term effects of toxic stress.
The movie will be followed by the official launch of the Inviting Resilience website and a discussion with Dr. Kateryna Keefer, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Trent University. Dr. Keefer’s research is focused on the development and application of socio-emotional competencies in the promotion of wellness and resilience across the lifespan.
For more information visit www.resiliencemovie.com
April 26, 7 to 9 p.m., Peterborough Public Library, Friends of the Library Community Room, Lower Level
April 26: Cultivating Change: Engaging Women in Political Action
When women get involved in the political process communities change. Join us for an evening of information, wisdom sharing, connection and action. Discover how you can get involved and be a part of cultivating change in the Peterborough region! LET”S BE THE CHANGE! All are welcome to this free event which will include food, a moderated panel discussion with special guests, an info session
on the upcoming elections and time for networking. Hosted by: Women in Community Leadership; KawarthaNOW.com; Thirteen Moons Wellness; and YWCA Peterborough-Haliburton.
Please RSVP by registering at: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/cultivaBing-change-engaging-women-in-political-action-tickets-45059699775
April 26, 5:30 to 9 p.m, Ashburnham Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 840 Armour Rd., Peterborough
April 28: Gender Independent Kids’ Drop-In at Creating Space
Creating Space Community Arts Studio is partnering with Gender Journeys to offer a drop-in for children under 12 who are gender independent, creative, or diverse, trans, or exploring their gender identity, to come together with other kids and parents and connect with other families in a supportive and affirming space. Creating Space is supplying all the art-making materials and there is no cost to attend.
April 28, 10 a.m. to noon, Creating Space Community Arts Studio, 247 George St N. (the SUP shop). For more information please email: email@example.com or contact Michelle at 705-772-5821.
April 28: S.E.E.D.S. Yoga by Yamikani Msosa
Intimate healing justice workshop for folks impacted by violence (racial, sexual violence, state violence, etc.). Priority will be given to Black, Indigenous, and ommunities of colour. 60 minutes yoga; 60 to 75 minutes of food and conversation. Co-hosted by Peterborough Community Race Relations Committee; Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre; and B-L-M-No-Go Peterborough.
Please obtain your FREE ticket by registering here:
April 28, 5:30 to 8 p.m., Sadleir House, 751 George St. N., Peterborough
April 30: Annual Free Market Give-Away
On April 30, OPIRG will be hosting a Free Market Give-away from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the lawn of Sadleir House, 751 George St, Peterborough.
Have stuff that is still perfectly good, but you just don’t use anymore or don’t have the space for? Donations will be taken right up until the day of the event, so let them go to good use in someone else’s home!
All the donated items, ranging from household goods, clothing, office supplies, books, and miscellaneous items will be available to community members and students, absolutely FREE!! Everyone is welcome.
Visit opirgptbo.ca or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
May 1: Neighbourhood Dinner
Cultivating belonging at the neighbourhood level is key to us at Nourish Project. It is hosting neighbourhood dinners in connection with HKCC Peterborough. If you live in the Stewart and Sherbrooke area, join them on May 1. There will be activities for kids and a delicious meal for all. It’s a free dinner, but you’ll need to register at http://nourishproject.ca before April 27.
May 1, 5 p.m., All Saints’ Anglican Church, 235 Rubidge St., Peterborough
May 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30: Democracy Talks
Hosted by Nourish Project Peterborough. Is there an issue you care about but you’re not sure how to take action? Do you feel like your voice doesn’t matter?
In this five-part Democracy Talks series you’ll learn about:
- the levels of government
- the electoral system
- how to respectfully disagree
- and how to take action!
Wednesdays in May, 2:30 to 4 p.m., Emmanuel East United Church, 534 George St. N., Peterborough
May 3: Lindsay Basic Income Pilot Project
Come and join Basic Income Peterborough Network for a panel conversation about the Lindsay Basic Income Pilot Project,
May 3, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Peterborough Public Health Building, 185 King St., Peterborough
May 6: Pollination Summit 2018
Pollination Summit 2018 is a two-day celebration of native plants and local pollinators, of community-stewarded urban beehives, of pollinator gardens, of local makers and crafters, and of discovery, storytelling and connecting to nature and each other.
This artfully hosted afternoon of participatory community dialogue closes the summit and will point the way forward to coming work in the community. It is guided by these questions: How Can we Re-Establish Sacred Relationships with the Natural World Around Us? What Do People Want? What Do Pollinators Need?
Hosted by Peterborough Pollinators. Tickets by Eventbrite
May 6, Noon to 3 p.m., Lett Architects Inc., 138 Simcoe St, Peterborough
May 11: Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund Benefit Concert
Featuring: The Sadies; Drew Hayden Taylor, Mayhemingways, Beany John Hoop Dance; Spoken Word Artist Keara Lightning; Wshkiigomaang Curve Lake Women’s Hand Drum Group, Thomas A. Stewart S.S. Jazz Bands
All proceeds will be donated to the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund, founded by the late Gord Downie of the Tragically Hip to support awareness, education, and acts of reconciliation between the First Peoples and settlers of Turtle Island/Canada.
Tickets on sale now: