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Events Calendar

B.C.

Nov. 19

Symphony of Hymns II fundraiser to benefit MC B.C.; featuring Calvin Dyck, violin, and Michael Berg, tenor; at Level Ground Mennonite Church, Abbotsford; at 3 p.m.

 

Nov. 23

Columbia Bible College view day.

Nov. 20-25

Mennonite Historical Society of B.C. annual Christmas market at the Mennonite Heritage Museum, Abbotsford. Visit mennonitemuseum.org for more information.

Dec. 9,10

Advent Vespers with Abendmusik Choir: (9) at Emmanuel Free Reformed Church, Abbotsford; (10) at St. Philip’s Anglican Church, Vancouver. Both services at 7: 30 p.m. In support of the Menno Simons Centre.

Alberta

Nov. 25

Mennonite Historical Society of Alberta conference, Tapestry of Two Uprooted Cultures: Japanese and Mennonites in Southern Alberta, featuring authors Joy Kogawa and Rudy Wiebe, followed by cultural dancing, music and food; at 1 p.m. Call the historical society at 403-250-1121 by Nov. 16 to register.

June 30 - July 1, 2018

Springridge Mennonite Church, Pincher Creek is celebrating its 90th anniversary. All past and present congregants are invited. RSVP to delwillms@gmail.com. For more information, visit springridgemennonitechurch.ab.ca.

Manitoba

Nov. 21

Evening of the Arts, at Westgate Mennonite Collegiate, Winnipeg, at 7 p.m.

Nov. 27

Westgate Mennonite Collegiate annual general meeting, at 7 p.m.

Dec. 2

"Ready my heart: Preparing for Advent" retreat, in Winnepeg, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Learn focal practices to use in the season of Advent and make Advent wreaths. For more information, or to register, visit butterflyjourneys.webs.com

Dec. 3

First Mennonite Church, Winnipeg, presents an Advent concert featuring Vivaldi’s “Gloria,” at the church, at 7 p.m.

Dec. 4

Westgate Mennonite Collegiate Christmas concert, at Westminster United Church, Winnipeg., at 7 p.m.

Dec. 16,17

Faith and Life Women’s Chorus and Male Choir Christmas concerts: (16) at Springfield Heights Mennonite Church, Winnipeg, at 7 p.m.; (17) at Altona Bergthaler Mennonite Church, at 3 p.m.

Dec. 17

Sargent Avenue Mennonite Church Adult Choir presents “Historia van der Geburt Jesu Christi” (The Christmas Story), with soloists and instruments, at the church in Winnipeg, at 11 a.m.

Until Jan. 20, 2018

Mennonite Heritage Centre Gallery in Winnepeg presents two exhibitions: "Work as Prayer/ Prayer as Work" by Carolyn Mount, and "Sacred DNA: Family and Icons."

 

 

March 15-16, 2018

Westgate Mennonite Collegiate junior-high students present three one-act plays, at the Centre culturel franco-manitobain.

Until April 30, 2018

“Storied places” exhibit, at Mennonite Heritage Village, Steinbach, featuring immigrants (both Mennonite and non-Mennonite) and how they relate to Canada.

May 14, 2018

Westgate Mennonite Collegiate bursary banquet, at the Canad Inns Polo Park, Winnipeg. For more information, visit westgatemennonite.ca.

May 16, 2018

Westgate Mennonite Collegiate work day.

May 30, 2018

Westgate Mennonite Collegiate junior-high spring concert, at Bethel Mennonite Church, Winnipeg, at 7 p.m.

May 31, 2018

Westgate Mennonite Collegiate senior-high spring concert, at Bethel Mennonite Church, Winnipeg, at 7 p.m.

Aug. 21, 2018

Westgate Mennonite Collegiate annual fundraising golf tournament, at Bridges Golf Course, Starbuck. For more information, visit westgatemennonite.ca.

Ontario

Nov. 18,19

Soli Deo Gloria Singers present their fall concert, To God Alone be the Glory; (18) at UMEI, Leamington, at 7:30 p.m.; (19) at Leamington United Mennonite, at 3 p.m. For more information, call 519-326-7448.

Nov. 25

The Balinese Gamelan Ensemble offers a taste of Balinese music and culture, at Conrad Grebel University College, Waterloo, at 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 25

MennoHomes annual general meeting and Inshallah ensemble concert, at Rockway Mennonite Church, Kitchener, at 7 p.m. For more information, visit mennohomes.com.

Nov. 26

Fundraiser for Theatre of the Beat, at the Jazz Room in Uptown Waterloo, at 6 p.m. Featuring Dan Root and No Discernable Key. Tickets available online at bit.ly/totb-fundraiser.

 

Nov. 26

Fifth annual Welcome Advent event at Detweiler Meeting House, Roseville, at 2:30 p.m. Featuring Lifted Voices. For more information, call Sam Steiner at 519-884-1040.

Dec. 1

Conrad Grebel University College Chamber Choir performs its term-end concert, Rejoice in the Lamb, at Knox Presbyterian Church, Waterloo, at 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 2

Conrad Grebel University College’s Peace Society presents its Make-a-Difference Market, featuring local and fair-trade vendors, food and music, in benefit of Direct Relief; at Grebel beginning at 10 a.m.

Dec. 2

Pax Christi Chorale presents "Children's Messiah," at Church of the Redeemer, Toronto, at 4 p.m. For more inforamtion, visit paxchristichorale.org.

Dec. 3

Menno Singers presents Come Emmanuel with Menno Youth Singers and Inter-Mennonite Children’s Choir, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Waterloo, at 3 p.m. For more information, visit mennosingers.com.

Dec. 2, 3

“Amahl and the Night Visitors,” with soloists Adrienne Enns, Pamela Derksen, Daryl Roth, Laverne Brubacher, Mark Diller Harder and Kevin Derksen and directed by Stephanie Kramer. St. Jacobs Mennonite Church, 7:00 p.m. 

 

Dec. 7

Institute of Anabaptist and Mennonite Studies hosts a double book launch at Conrad Grebel University College, at 7 p.m., featuring new works by Hildi Froese Tiessen and Connie T. Braun.

Until Dec. 15

Painting a Picture of Dignity exhibit explores the theme of dignity through paintings created by people with Alzheimer’s and dementia, at Conrad Grebel University College, Waterloo.

Dec. 16,17

Pax Christi Chorale presents “Gloria” by Poulenc, and other works, including French carols, at Grace Church on-the-Hill, Toronto: (16) at 7:30 p.m.; (17) at 3 p.m.

Dec. 15-17

Listowel Mennonite Church presents An Advent Journey Marketplace: (15 and 16) from 7 to 9 p.m.; (17) from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. For more information, call 519-291-2350.

Dec. 17

Menno Singers presents Singalong Messiah, at St. Jacobs Mennonite Church, at 3 p.m. For more information, visit mennosingers.com.

Feb. 25, 2018

Menno Singers presents Midwinter Hymn Sing, at Stirling Avenue Mennonite Church, Kitchener, at 7 p.m. For more information, visit mennosingers.com.

Mar. 25, 2018

Menno Singers presents Come Light and Life Eternal, at the Church of St. John the Evangelist, Kitchener, at 3 p.m. For more information, visit mennosingers.com.

April 28, 2018

Pax Christi Chorale presents “Die Schopfung” by Haydn, at Grace Church on-the-Hill, Toronto, at 7:30 p.m.

May. 5, 2018

Menno Singers presents Come Joy and Singing, at St. Jacobs Mennonite Church, at 7:30 p.m.

Until May 2019

Until May 2019: “Sites of Nonresistance: Ontario Mennonites and the First World War” exhibit of letters, photographs and documents from the Mennonite Archives of Ontario, at Conrad Grebel University College, Waterloo.

U.S.

Feb 2-4, 2018

Mennonite Arts Weekend 2018, at Pleasant Ridge Presbyterian Church, Cincinnati, Ohio. Canada’s Theatre of the Beat will be among the featured performers. For more information, visit mennoniteartsweekend.org.

March 16-17, 2018

Mennonites and the Holocaust conference, at Bethel College, North Newton, Kan. Featured speaker: Doris Bergen, who holds the Chancellor Rose and Ray Wolfe Chair in Holocaust studies at the University of Toronto. For more information, visit mla.bethelks.edu/MennosandHolocaust.