Ontario

March 20

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 “Peace and security in Northern Nigeria” talk. Keynote speaker Chom Bagu, MEDA’s Nigeria field project manager, and other experts will speak about the impact that Boko Haram has had on the prospects for agricultural development, and other topics, at Conrad Grebel University College, Waterloo, at 7 p.m. 

May 5, 6

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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.

April 30

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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.

April 13 – 15

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Dinner theatre at Floradale Mennonite Church: "Family ties through thick and thin: The story of a family losing the older generation," by Barb Draper; (13, 14) at 7:30 p.m.; (15) at 2:30 p.m. For dinner tickets, call the church at 519-669-2861.

March 22

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"Never forget the victims of crime" lecture. Speaker David Crane will reflect on his role in prosecuting Charles Taylor, the president of Liberia, for war crimes. At the Centre for Governance Innovation Auditorium, Waterloo, at 7 p.m. A Conrad Grebel University College event.

April 7

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Conscience Canada annual general meeting, at Conrad Grebel University College, at 3:30 p.m. Speaker: Tamara Lorincz, Topic: "The climate costs of Canada's new defence policy."

April 20

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Conrad Grebel University College's Peace and Conflict Studies program celebrates its 40th anniversary with "Pursuing peace: Stories from home and abroad," at the University of Waterloo's Federation Hall; alumni networking at 5:30 p.m., followed by a gala dinner at 6. Keynote speaker: Bob Rae, former Ontario premier. For more information, or to register, visit  uwaterloo.ca/grebel/pacs-gala.

February 25

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Menno Singers Family of Choirs Hymn Sing fundraiser, at Stirling Avenue Mennonite Church, Kitchener, at 7 p.m. Join in singing with the Mennonite Children’s Choir’s Training Choir and members of the Menno Youth Singers and the Menno Singers.

March 17

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Elmira meat canning fundraising breakfast, at Calvary United Church, St. Jacobs. Speaker: Stefanie Heide, a 2016–17 MCC Service and Learning Together worker who served in Cambodia. For tickets, call 519-745-8458.

March 12

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Grandparent/grandchild day, at Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp, New Hamburg, features playing, singing, laughing and worshipping together; with The Ripple Effect Education's Alexa and Becki exploring ways to work for peace in everyday life. For more information, email info@hiddenacres.ca.

March 10

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Naomi's Colouring Recital, in support of Mennonite Central Committee Ontario; at the Hamilton Association for Residential and Recreational Redevelopment Programs, Hamilton, from 9 a.m. to noon.

January 25

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Stories from Jordan: A Lunch and Listen Event, at MCC Ontario in Kitchener, at noon. Speaker: Carolyn Gray, MCC Ontario’s material resources coordinator. Topic: MCC’s peacebuilding, relief and development work in Jordan.

Until April 13

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Conrad Grebel University College’s Peace and Conflict Studies program celebrates its 40th anniversary with Beyond Essays: Approaching Peace Education Differently, an exhibit of art-­based PACS assignments completed by students over the past decade.

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