Faiths come to­gether for Abra­ham Fes­ti­val Satur­day

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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.abra­ham­fes­ti­

Arts Awards

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 ec­ or at­tend a work­shop, Tues­day at 7:45 p.m. at the Theatre On King, 159 King St.

Muf­fin Party

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

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

Coun­try Dancers

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 or email pecd­

Pho­tog­ra­phy Ex­hibit

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.

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