Pax Christi Chorale presents works by Vaughan Williams and Elgar, and “The Sun, the Wind and the Man with the Cloak,” a new cantata by Stephanie Martin and Paul Ciufo, at Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, Toronto, at 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit paxchristichorale.org.
“Building community” retreat at Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp, New Hamburg. Speakers: Scott Robertson and Katie Gingerich. Theme: “The theory of conflict and resolution.” For more information, call 519-625-8602.
Former Stratford Voluntary Service workers participating in a reunion are hoping to meet with locals at Avon Mennonite Church at 5 p.m. with a potluck at 6 p.m.
Detweiler Meetinghouse, Roseville, hosts the Fair Wind band playing traditional music from the British Isles, at 2:30 p.m.
“Women explore the role of Mary Magdalene: The dedicated apostle,” an afternoon lecture and discussion with Amanda Witmer, at Wilmot Mennonite Church.
Detweiler Meetinghouse, Roseville, hosts a gospel song fest from “Life Songs II,” led by Bob Shantz, at 2:30 p.m.
Preston and Wanner Mennonite Churches are partnering with the Cambridge Self-Help Food Bank to host a production of “My Place is Right Here: Hugh Burnett & the Fight for a Better Canada” at Preston Mennonite Church (791 Concession Rd., Cambridge, Ont.). Please bring a donation for the Cambridge Self-Help Food Bank. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. The performance begins at 7:00 p.m.
Mennonite Historical Society of Ontario spring meeting, at Elmira Mennonite Church, at 2 p.m. Topic: “The Elmira Life and Work School: An innovative collaboration between public secondary schooling and Conservative Mennonites. For more information, visit mhso.org.
All are invited to a fundraising dinner at 6 p.m. at Rouge Valley Mennonite Church (7452 Reesor Rd., Markham, Ont.). Funds raised will assist the Laos Canadian Evangelical Mennonite Church (LCEMC) in repaying a $15,000 building loan. The theme of the meal will be, "Dining at a Laotian Home." The price per ticket is $40 ($20 for meal and $20 for tax deductible donation toward building fund). The program will include a presentation about LCEMC and how it all began. Contact Pastor Chinda Kommala if you have questions: email@example.com
“New Fraktur,” featuring recent works by Meg Harder, at the Grebel Gallery at Conrad Grebel University College, Waterloo.
Book launch event for "Mennonite Funeral and Burial Traditions: Interviews and Personal Stories - Waterloo Region, Oxford, Perth and Wellington Counties" by Marion Roes. Erb Street Mennonite Church (131 Erb St. W.) in Waterloo, Ont. 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Anabaptist Learning Workshop canoe trip (“Canoe tripping as a spiritual practice: Deepening the waters of faith”), at Massasauga Provincial Park, with guides Tanya Dyck Steinmann and Mark Diller Harder. For more information, visit uwaterloo.ca/anabaptist-learning-workshop/.
Family camping weekend at Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp, New Hamburg. For more information, or to book a space, call 519-625-8602.
Annual Nithview Community strawberry social, New Hamburg, from 2 to 4 p.m., and 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Fretz Visiting Scholar Lecture, at Conrad Grebel University College, Waterloo, at 7:30 p.m. Speaker: Ben Nobbs-Thiessen. Topic: “Feeding the colony, the nation and the market: Transported foodways and new crops in Latin American Mennonite colonies.” Reception to follow.
Opening May 9th, “New Fraktur,” featuring recent works by Meg Harder, at the Grebel Gallery at Conrad Grebel University College, Waterloo.
“Understanding conflict: Foundations,” presented by Credence & Co., at Conrad Grebel University College, Waterloo.
Theatre of the Beat presents Yellow Bellies, an historical drama that highlights the experiences and public response to Mennonite conscientious objectors during WWII, on Sunday, April 28 at Waterloo North Mennonite Church in Waterloo, Ont. 7:00 p.m. Tickets are pay what you choose with a starting range of $10-$20.
Theatre of the Beat presents Yellow Bellies, an historical drama that highlights the experiences and public response to Mennonite conscientious objectors during WWII, on Saturday, April 27 at Valleyview Mennonite Church in London, Ont. 7:30 p.m. Tickets are pay what you choose starting at a suggested price of $15-$20.