Faiths come together for Abraham Festival Saturday
The 15th annual Abraham Festival takes place Saturday from 4 to 9 p.m. at the Mount Community Centre, located at 1545 Monaghan Rd.
This year’s festival, Spiritual Awakenings, begins with an interfaith celebration with music from the three Abrahamic faiths.
This will be followed by a vegetarian potluck, and an evening presentation of three speakers Rev. Anne Gowans-Blinn, Dr.
Dan Houpt and Shaikh Habeeb Alli - who will be sharing their experiences of spiritual awakenings, or encounters with the Divine.
All are invited, even if they do not subscribe to any faith tradition. Admission is by donation, $10 is suggested. For more information, please call 705-7483680 or visit www.abrahamfestival.org.
Electric City Culture Council (EC3) is pleased to announce the inaugural Peterborough Arts Awards to celebration artists, art supporters and art catalysts.
The deadline for nominations has been moved to Monday April 23.
For information on completing the nomination form or types of support materials required, visit ecthree.org or attend a workshop, Tuesday at 7:45 p.m. at the Theatre On King, 159 King St.
St. James United Church, located at the corner of Aylmer and Romaine Streets, is hosting a Spring Muffin Party on Wednesday from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Admission is $4 per and includes a variety of muffins served with jam, jelly, marmalade and tea or coffee.
The event also includes a Bake Sale Table and a New-to-you Table. St. James Church is wheel chair accessible. For more information, please phone 705-7422222.
The Mount Community Centre, 1545 Monaghan Rd., presents Fridays with Father Leo.
The discussion this Friday is the Future of Church. Everyone is invited to attend and share their thoughts and visions.
This event takes place Friday at 6 p.m.
Stories of the Land
The Unitarian Fellowship of Peterborough presents An Evening of Stories of the Land, on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m., and features the Stories and Quilts of Alice Olsen Williams.
Williams is renowned for her unique quilted textile works that blend expressions of Anishinaabe beliefs and ideology with reflections on contemporary social issues.
Admission is a suggested donation of $5-$10 or pay-what-youcan. The Unitarian Fellowship is located at 775 Weller St.
For more information, please phone 705-741-0968 or email email@example.com.
The Peterborough English Country Dancers meet Saturday at 7:30 p.m. for their last dance of the season.
The dance takes place at St. John’s Anglican Church, located at 99 Brock St. Admission is $10 per person or $5 for full time students. Children 12 and under are free.
For more information, please visit www.pecd.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
As part of SPARK Photo Festival, artist Linda Cardona will be presenting a solo exhibit of her work at Empress Gardens, 131 Charlotte St.
The exhibit, titled Art and Artistry, features 36 photos of flowers and architecture, and will be open for public viewing 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily until the end of the month.
A reception will be held on Sunday, from 4 to 6:30 p.m. At this event there will be a draw for one of Cardona’s works, a framed photograph of a colourful tulip titled Fragile Beauty. Cardona will also be onsite Saturdays from 3 to 4:30 p.m. to discuss her work with visitors.
Cardona has been passionate about photography since she was a teenager and began pursuing her passion seven years ago. Her garden, with over 100 different types of flowers is the inspiration for much of her work.
She credits SPARK as the catalyst to show her work, create a focus and develop her career as a photographer.
This photo, Fragile Beauty by Linda Cardona, will be the prize at a reception Sunday from 4 to 6:30 p.m., at Cardona’s solo exhibit at Empress Gardens. The exhibit is part of the 6th annual SPARK Photo Festival.