Events Calendar

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Location: B.C.

Hear and See, a poetry reading and artist talk by 14 poets and artists who deal with the theme of mental illness through words and images, at the Reach Gallery Museum, Abbotsford, at 7 p.m. The exhibit continues until May 6.

Location: B.C.

Women’s Inspirational Day, with the theme "Women Empowering Women: Foundational Connections," speaker Elsie Rempel. Langley Mennonite Fellowship, 20997 40th Ave. More information at http://www.mcbc.ca/womens-ministry/

Location: B.C.

Mennonite Historical Society of B.C. presents “Seven Points on Earth,” Paul Plett’s latest film, at the Matsqui Centennial Auditorium, Abbotsford, at 7 p.m. For more information, call 604-853-6177.

Location: B.C.

Valley Festival Singers present Songs of Strength and Beauty in Abbotsford: (12) at Bakerview MB Church, at 7 p.m.; (13) at Calvin Presbyterian Church, at 3 p.m.

Location: Alberta

Canadian Mennonite benefit concert by the Janzen Boys and Art Koop, at the Cardell Theatre, Calgary, at 7 p.m. To reserve seats, email office@trinity.mennonitechurch.ab.ca.

Location: Alberta

MCC Alberta charity auction and sale, in Didsbury. For more information, visit mccreliefsale.com.

Location: Alberta

MC Alberta women's retreat at Sunnyside Retreat Centre, Sylvan Lake. Speaker: Rachel Miller Jacobs of AMBS. Theme: "Ordinary forgiveness." To register after April 1, visit mcawomen.com.

Location: Alberta

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.

Location: Saskatchewan

Spring Banquet in the Wood fundraiser for Parkland Restorative Justice, at 6 p.m. at the Prince Albert Wildlife Federation. For more information, email heather@parklandrj.com.

Location: Saskatchewan

SMYO junior high retreat.

Location: Saskatchewan

Ted & Co. presents "Discovery: A Comic Lament."

Location: Saskatchewan

Ninth annual Spruce River Folk Festival at Spruce River Farm.

Location: Saskatchewan

Women's retreat at Shekinah Retreat Centre. 

Location: Saskatchewan

MC Saskatchewan Equipping Day.

Location: Manitoba

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.

Location: Manitoba

Women’s retreat at Charleswood Mennonite Church, Winnipeg, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Theme: “Resilience Road: Solidarity, steps and strategies for travelling well. Speaker: Moira Somers. For more information, email eprempel@gmail.com.

Location: Manitoba

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.

Location: Manitoba

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

Location: Manitoba

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.

Location: Manitoba

Opening of an exhibit by Gabriella Aguero at the Mennonite Heritage Centre Gallery, Winnipeg, at 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit gallery.mennonitechurch.ca.

Location: Manitoba

Manitoba Day ceremony at Mennonite Heritage Village, Steinbach, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: Manitoba

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

Location: Manitoba

Westgate Mennonite Collegiate work day.

Location: Manitoba

MCC Manitoba hosts its annual SpringFest at its Winnipeg office, sarting at 10 a.m. each day. Includes plant sale, quilt show and sale, relief kit packing and barbecue lunch. For more information, visit mccmb.ca/springfest.

Location: Manitoba

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

Location: Manitoba

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

Location: Manitoba

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

Location: Ontario

Pax Christi Chorale presents “The Creation” by Haydn, at Grace Church on-the-Hill, Toronto, at 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit paxchristichorale.org.

Location: Ontario

New Hamburg Mennonite Relief Sale promotion dinner, at Bingeman's Marshall Hall, at 6:30 p.m. Speaker: Sarah Martin Mills, founder of Growing Hope Farms. Tickets available online at nhmrs.com.

Location: Ontario

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 New Vision United Church, Hamilton, at 7 p.m.

Location: Ontario

Spring seniors retreat, at Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp, New Hamburg, with speaker Marianne Mellinger. Theme: "Green and full of sap." For more information, or to register, visit hiddenacres.ca.

Location: Ontario

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 Conrad Grebel University College, Waterloo, at 7:30 p.m.

Location: Ontario

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 Conrad Grebel University College, Waterloo, at 7:30 p.m.

Location: Ontario

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 St. Michael’s College at the University of Toronto, at 7 p.m. 

Location: Ontario

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

Location: Ontario

Silver Lake Mennonite Camp spring work weekend. For more information, or to register, email the camp at fun@slmc.ca.

Location: Ontario

The Soli Deo Gloria Singers present their spring concert, "Beauty is God's Handwriting: (5) at UMEI, at 7:30 p.m.; (6) at Leamington United Mennonite Church, at 3 p.m. For tickets, call UMEI at 519-326-7448.

Location: Ontario

Silver Lake Mennonite Camp fundraising concert, featuring Rescue Junction and the Little Mannheim Band, at Mannheim Mennonite Church, Petersburg, at 7 p.m. For more information, call 519-634-5551.

Location: Ontario

“Paddle the Grand” fundraising event in support of Silver Lake Mennonite Camp, at 3 p.m. For more information, or to register, visit slmc.ca.

Location: Ontario

Silver Lake Mennonite Camp annual general meeting, at Wagler-Carr Farm in West Montrose, at 6 p.m. For more information, or to register, email the camp at fun@slmc.ca

Location: Ontario

Family camp at Silver Lake Mennonite Camp, with special guests Bryan and Julie Moyer Suderman. For more information, or to register, visit slmc.ca.

Location: Ontario

New Hamburg Mennonite Relief Sale, at the New Hamburg fairgrounds. Featuring the largest charity quilt sale in Canada. For more information, visit nhmrs.com.

Location: Ontario

“Discovery: A Comic Lament,” a show about land, love and loss, starring Ted Swartz and Michelle Milne: (31) at Rockway Mennonite Collegiate, Kitchener; (1) at Conrad Grebel University College, Waterloo; (2) at St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Cambridge; (3) at Steinmann Mennonite Church, Baden. All shows at 7:30 p.m. For advance tickets, visit uwaterloo.ca/grebel/discovery.

Location: Ontario

70th anniversary celebration of Nairn Mennonite Church, Ailsa Craig. Weekend activities culminate with a worship service of praise and thanksgiving on July 1 at 10:45 a.m. Those planning to attend are asked to let the church know at 519-232-4425.

Location: Ontario

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.

Location: Quebec and Eastern Canada

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 Queen’s College at Memorial University, St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, at 7 p.m.

Location: Quebec and Eastern Canada

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 Saint Mary’s University, Sobey Building, Halifax, Nova Scotia, at 7 p.m.

Location: Quebec and Eastern Canada

Mennonite Church Canada is looking to help sponsor women and men from across the nationwide church to attend this year's North American Institute for Indigenous Theological Studies' symposium, White Supremacy, Racial Conflict and Indigeneity: Toward Right Relationship, at Acadia Divinity College in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. For those interested in attending, email Steve Heinrichs at sheinrichs@mennonitechurch.ca.

Location: U.S.

Connecting Families East Weekend, an event for LGBTQ persons, their families and allies, at Laurelville, a Christian retreat centre near Pittsburg, Pa. Keynote speaker: Carol Wise. Topic: "Chosen family: A Radical Queering." For more information, email connectingfam@gmail.com.

Location: U.S.

Mennonite Healthcare Fellowship annual gathering, at Bluffton (Ohio) University. Theme: "Stories of healing." For more information, or to register, visit mennohealth.org/gathering.