Two new exhibitions at the Mennonite Heritage Centre Gallery, Winnipeg: “My will remains: Reflections on chronic illness and disability” by Diane Driedger; and “Ubuntu: I am because we are,” by Manny Martins-Karman.
The Mennonite Historical Society of Canada’s 50th anniversary conference, “A people of diversity: Mennonites in Canada since 1970,” will be hosted by the Centre for Transnational Mennonite Studies at the University of Winnipeg.
Heritage Classic car show at Mennonite Heritage Village, Steinbach, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Features muffler rapping contest and pedal-powered kart derby.
Heritage Classic golf tournament for Mennonite Heritage Village, at Quarry Oaks, Ste. Anne; shotgun start at 11 a.m., dinner to follow. To register, call 204-326-9661.
The Mennonite Church Manitoba Working Group on Palestine-Israel presents a law symposium in downtown Winnipeg to explore the rights and obligations of Palestinians; the status of the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza under international law; and Canada’s obligations under the UN Charter and the fourth Geneva Convention. For more information, visit israelpalestinelawsymposium.ca.; only registrants will be given the meeting location.
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.