Tractor Trek 2018 fundraiser in support of Mennonite Heritage Village, Steinbach, and the Eden Foundation. For more information, call 204-326-9661.
Third annual Centre for Transnational Mennonite Studies lecture, at the University of Winnipeg's Manitoba Hall, at 7 p.m. Speaker: Rebecca Janzen of the University of South Carolina. Topic: "Unexpected connections: Mennonites in Mexican media."
MC Manitoba's Camps with Meaning hosts Birding Retreat No. 17, at Turtle Mountain Bible Camp. Registration deadline: May 12. For more information, call Paul Friesen at 204-837-4175 or Robb Nickel at 204-475-1904.
World Fair Trade Day celebration, at Ten Thousand Villages, 134 Plaza Drive, Winnipeg, beginning at 10 a.m. Includes a fair trade market, music and activities for children. For more information, call 204-261-0566.
Manitoba Day ceremony at Mennonite Heritage Village, Steinbach, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
New exhibits by Danielle Fontaine Koslowsky, Reymond Pagé and Jeff Chester open at the Mennonite Heritage Centre Gallery, Winnipeg, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Naim Ateek, founding director of the Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center in Jerusalem, will speak on “The Bible, justice and the Palestinian-Israeli conflict: A Palestinian theology of liberation,” at Canadian Mennonite University’s Marpeck Commons, Winnipeg: at 7 p.m.
Mennonite Heritage Centre Gallery, Winnipeg, presents an “artists talk” featuring Anthony Chiarella and gallery curator Ray Dirks on the topic “Visualizing Christianity: Mennonite and Catholic art in a secular age,” at 7 p.m.
Mennonite Heritage Centre Gallery, Winnipeg, presents a book-signing event for Faye Hall’s “Seven Whole Days,” with poet-priest Malcolm Guite, the chaplain of Girton College, Cambridge, who will read at the event, at 7 p.m.
Faith and Life Women’s Chorus and Male Choir present their spring concert, Send Forth Thy Spirit; (28) at Bethel Mennonite Church, Winnipeg, at 7 p.m.; (29) at Steinbach Mennonite Church, at 3 p.m.
Senator Murray Sinclair will present a public lecture, "The TRC, Calls to Action and the Mountain Before Us: Stories of Hope and Challenge," at CMU's Marpeck Commons, at 7 p.m. He will share stories and insights from Canadian communities, churches and educational institutions responding to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada's (TRC) 94 Calls to Action.
"Good Friday through the senses," self-guided contemplative half-day retreats in Winnipeg: (30) 1 to 5 p.m. (31) 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, call Laura Funk at 204-489-7016.
The Winnipeg First Mennonite Church Choir, with orchestra under the direction of Yuri Klaz, presents Mendelssohn's "Lobgesang" on Good Friday at 7 p.m. at the church.
Mennonite Community Orchestra presents its spring concert, featuring Strauss's "Die Fledermaus Overture," Mozart's "Piano Concerto No. 25," and Dvorak's "Symphony No. 8," in CMU's chapel, Winnipeg at 3 p.m.
Pax Cantata Chorus presents Handel's "Coronation Anthem No. 4" and more, at Sargent Avenue Mennonite Church, Winnipeg, at 7 p.m.
MC Manitoba Junior Youth winter retreat at camp Assiniboia.
Art and Reconciliation exhibit at the Mennonite Heritage Centre Gallery, Winnipeg featuring works by Indigenous artists and a collaborative quilt by CMU students.
MC Manitoba senior youth retreat at Camp Assiniboia.
“The Bible tells me so . . . doesn’t it?” Join five CMU students from diverse Christian traditions in a panel discussion about the Bible, at the Marpeck Commons, at 7 p.m.
“Science as a way of knowing: The pursuit of truth in a post-truth world,” a public lecture by Rick Lindroth, CMU’s 2018 Scientist-in-Residence, at the Marpeck Commons, at 7 p.m.
Grade 10 to 12 students are invited to dance the night away at Mennonite Heritage Village’ “Guys and Dolls Gala,” from 8 p.m. to midnight. Advance tickets required; tickets available at Mennonite Heritage Village, Steinbach.
Mennonite Heritage Village, Steinbach, hosts a winter carnival, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Activities include skating, snowman-building contest, sleigh rides, bonfire, hot chocolate bar, tug of war and snow bowling. Fun for all ages.