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February 16, 2017

One Trunk Theatre l I Love to Read l Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra l McNally Robinson March Events & St. Patrick’s Dinner l First Fridays l Neurocraft l Women's Day: Donate to Women Shelters, Sarasvàti: Starting Over; Women's Health Clinic Fundraiser; Sisters Walking Together for Change

Continuing to March 5
The Forks

One Trunk Theatre debuts its pop up theatre this winter. Designed by 5468796 Architecture and built by Chris Pancoe and Shaun de Rooy, this 32 square feet space will be home to free concerts, photography shoots, live performance and visual art installations. The space will be open to the public as a warming hut throughout these three weeks.

The Dollhouse of Commons will become home to One Trunk Theatre's theatrical experiments and touring. Built on a bike trailer, this space (with one side that opens completely) allows for a new performer/audience relationship. 

You can win a great meal, a fun night out and some local reading material this month. The Association of Manitoba Book Publishers is celebrating I Love to Read Month with prizes.
During February take a picture of yourself buying a Manitoba book or checking one out at the library and post the selfie on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #LoveLocalBooks to be entered for a prize draw.
The winner gets a package of Manitoba books, a $100 Rae & Jerry’s Steakhouse gift certificate and two tickets to the Theatre By the River’s Wine and Words evening.

Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, 2110 - One Lombard Place, Wp, MB R3B 0X3 

March 2, 7:30 pm Down the Danube
July 6, 7:30 pm Mediterranean Romance
Visit or call the WSO box office at 204-949-3999
May 14, 2 pm Mother’s Day Special    BUY NOW

McNally Robinson Booksellers, 1120 Grant Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3M 2A6
Phone 204-475-0483  (Toll-Free 1-800561-1833)

March 1, 7:00 pm
Cam Deamel Launch of Pulp  
March 2, 7:00 pm
Kaitlin Vitt Launch of Planted: Stories From Manitoba’s Natural World
March 3, 7:00 pm
Katrina R.W. Launch of An Ocean of Fire
March 4, 7:00 pm 
Jamie Michaels Launch of Canoe Boys
March 4, 7:00-8:30 pm 
Dennis Hiebert, Ph.D., Professor of Sociology, presenting “Climate Change: Human Causes, Consequences, and Responses.” 
March 5, 2:00 pm 
Barbara Paterson Launch of Malignant Memory
March 6, 7:00 pm 
Steven J Lennon Launch of Crows, Stones & Other Poems
March 6, 7:30 pm
Connor Wielgosz Launch of A Tiny Black Hole in the Blue Paper Sky and The Iceberg
March 7, 7:00 pm 
Brian D. McInnes Launch of Sounding Thunder: The Stories of Francis Pegahmagabow
March 8, 7:00 pm 
Jen Storm Launch of Fire Starters featuring illustrator Scott Henderson and colour artist Donovan Yaciuk. Hosted by David Alexander Robertson
March 8, 7:30 pm 
John Perlin Speaking & Signing Let It Shine: The 6,000 Year Story of Solar Energy,
co-presented by CORE Renewable Energy
March 9, 7:00 pm 
Michael Weinrath Launch of Behind the Walls: Inmates and Correctional Officers on the State of Canadian Prisons
March 9, 7:30 pm 
Let’s Talk about Sex – in School. A Forum on the Ethics of Sex Education in the Classroom with Jessica O’Reilly and Markie Twist.
March 10, 7:00 pm 
An Evening with Helen Humphreys  at Crescent Fort Rouge United Church, 525 Wardlaw Ave. Speaking on her book The River. Donations at the door gratefully accepted. 
March 10, 7:00 pm 
Donna White Winnipeg launch of Bullets, Blood and Stones: The Journey of a Child Soldier. Visit her online at
March 10, 7:30 pm 
Jon Paul Fiorentino Winnipeg launch of Leaving Mile End
March 11, 7:00-8:30 pm
Bruce Duggan, M.B.A., Director of Buller Centre for Business, presenting “The Relationships Between First Nations and Business in Manitoba.” 
March 12, 2:00 pm 
Prairie Garden Committee Launch of The 2017 Prairie Garden
March 14, 7:00 pm 
Gordon W. King Launch of Seed Falling on Good Soil: Rooting Our Lives in the Parables of Jesus hosted by John Longhurst
March 15, 7:00 pm
The University of Manitoba Café Scientifique presents “The Battle against Brain Tumours: Developing New Treatments through Innovative Research,” an interactive discussion. Seating limited. RSVP to or 204.474.6689.
March 16, 7:00 pm 
Kelly Wionzek Launch of Kjalarnes Found: The Discovery of Additional Norse Sites in Vinland
March 16, 7:30 pm 
Tim McCaskell Speaking & Signing Queer Progress: From Homophobia to Homonationalism
March 17 in Prairie Ink Restaurant 
On St. Patrick’s Day, enjoy Irish-themed lunch and dessert specials, featuring a lamb stew with soda bread and a Guinness Beer cheddar soup. Evening guests can enjoy the lively Celtic music of The Hammers from 8:30 to 10:30 pm. Reserve by calling 204-975-2659.
March 18, 7:00-8:30 pm 
Patrick Franklin, PhD, Associate Professor of Theology and Ethics, presenting “Suffering, Dignity, and Medical Assistance in Dying: A Christian Response.” 
March 20, 7:30 pm 
jef chippewa Groundswell Pre-Concert Chat
March 21, 7:00 pm 
World Poetry Day - Come celebrate World Poetry Day at this special event presented by Contemporary Verse 2 magazine. 
March 24, 7:00 pm 
Chris Gudgeon Winnipeg launch of Assdeep in Wonder featuring guest Nathan Rogers
March 25, 7:00 pm 
Michelle Elrick Winnipeg launch of then/again
March 25, 7:30 pm 
Christian Fink-Jensen Speaking & Signing Aloha Wanderwell: The Border-Smashing, Record-Setting Life of the World’s Youngest Explorer, with rare images and video footage.
March 26, 2:00 pm
Lenore Eidse Launch of The House of Blood and Tears
March 28, 7:00 pm 
Joanne Kelly’s Book Club: James Hannaham’s Delicious Foods - a widow held captive by her employers, and by her own demons, on a mysterious farm, struggles to reunite with her young son. Contact John by calling 204-453-0424, ex 227 if you have any questions.
March 30, 7:30 pm 
Jamie Swift Speaking & Signing
The Vimy Trap, or, How We Learned To Stop Worrying and Love the Great War
March 8, 15, 22, 29 - 2:00 - 4:00 pm

Intro to Wild Edibles Classroom Series · Hosted by Prairie Shore Botanicals
Your backyard will never look the same after this deliciously fun series on wild edibles!
Turn those weeds into simple, tasty meals, uncover the mysterious world of wild mushrooms, and learn how to work with nature to create your own wild gardens! 
1 – Breaking Through the Wall of Green
              - distinguish between wild edibles and their poisonous look alikes.
2 – Your Edible Backyard - there are highly nutritious plants growing right under your nose! 
3 – Wild Gardening - Working With Nature to Grow Edible, Medicinal and Other Useful Plants
4 – Wild Edible Mushrooms - learn which ones are safe to put on your plate!

March 3 at 5 PM - 9 PM
The Exchange District, Winnipeg

First Fridays in the Exchange - It's a perfect time to check out the full-on creativity in the Exchange. Art Galleries, artist studios and shops welcome your visit. See what's ON!

March 3 – 31, 2017
John Buhler Research Centre Atrium, 715 McDermot Ave, Winnipeg, MB
Hours: Monday to Friday 9am – 6pm

Neurocraft - Opening Reception: March 3, 7 -10 pm
Cash bar, free admission and complementary appetizers!

An exhibition of work inspired by the brain, curated by Seema Goel
ash alberg, Dana Kletke, Heather Komus, Chantel Mierau, Lesley Nakonechny,
Ann Stinner, Gaëtanne Sylvester, Peter Tittenberger and Michelle Wilson.
Hosted by Manitoba Craft Council, 70 Arthur St # 553, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1G7

Women's Day Events

Donation Drive For Women Shelters · Hosted by Women Helping Women
Donations needed from February 22 to Women's Day, March 8, 2017.

I don't want to live in the kind of world where we don't look out for each other. Not just the people that are close to us, but anybody who needs a helping hand. I can’t change the way anybody else thinks, or what they choose to do, but I can do my bit. ~ Sue and Diane 
Drop off locations:
Silver Heights Florist - 211 Mount Royal Rd
Hollow Reed Holistic - 875 - Corydon Avenue
Revolution Wellness Centre - Suite 203 - 414 Graham Ave
650 Warsaw - front porch open
46 Elizabeth Crescent - in Seven Sisters Falls, MB

Items Needed: (No used clothing & No used items)
Women’s Underwear and Pajamas (M, L, XL, XXL)
Towels, Pillows, Pillowcases and Bed Sheets (single and twin size)
Laundry pods (detergent)
Bathroom Tissue, Toothpaste and Tooth Brushes
Feminine Products, Deodorant and Hand Soap
Care Packages (can be personalized with items)
Books - Women and Children (inspirational, healing and empowering)
Teddy Bears and Baby Wipes (non-scented)
Crystals and Rocks
Sage (sticks or bundle) and Bees wax candles
Tea (comfort teas – unopened package)
Quilts (bed or prayer blankets)
Journals (personal journals for notes)
Tapestry (inspirational and empowerment)
Sarasvàti Productions celebrates International Women’s Week with Starting Over, a Cabaret full of monologues, dance, poetry, and visual art!
This year we delve into both the newcomer experience and life changing moments through ten monologues by Canadian playwrights, poets, and women with lived-experience.

March 7, 7 pm
Selkirk United Church
Tickets $15 at Twice Over, 214 Manitoba Ave. or call Anna or Tracey 204-482-7882

Enjoy an evening of engaging entertainment and delicious desserts.
Hosted by Nova House Inc. in support of the new shelter
March 11 - Two performances: 4 pm and 8 pm
Asper Center for Theatre & Film, 400 Colony Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Tickets $15 available at the door, or in advance 
March 8 at 7 PM - 10 PM
Qualico Family Centre, 330 Assiniboine Park Drive
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3P 2N5
Tickets $100
All proceeds go to Women's Health Clinic
For more info: Janet at 204 947 2422 ext. 122 

WOMEN. WINE. FOOD. for International Women's Day
Hosted by Women's Health Clinic (WHC)
Join us on International Women's Day for a night of fine wine and gourmet appetizers made by Winnipeg's most talented female chefs. Featured chefs include:
Candace Hughes - Qualico Family Centre
Claire Snowball - Red River College
Heather Porteous - Boulevard Pub & Bistro
Kelly Cattani - Hilton Winnipeg Airport Suites
Kristel Pastorin - The Grove Pub & Restaurant
Kristen Chemerika-Lew - Chew
Melissa Makarenko - Resto Gare & Train Bar
Pamela Kirkpartrick - Forth
Rachel Issack - Loaf & Honey | Sam's Place
Tara Podaima - Segovia Tapas Bar
Talia Syrie - The Tallest Poppy

Wine sampling included.
March 9, noon - 12:45 pm
Steinbach United Church, multi purpose room, 541, Steinbach
FREE      Info 204-326-6062

A Cabaret of Monologues presented by Sarasvati Productions   
Three short plays in honour of International Women’s Week!
Bring your bagged lunch and join us.     NOT intended for children
Silver collection and non-perishable food item gratefully accepted for Agape House.

March 10, doors open at 6:30 pm
program: 7 pm - 9 pm
Knox United Church, 400 Edmonton Street, Winnipeg
All are welcome! No tickets! No Charge!

Sisters Walking Together for Change 
will be a special evening, hosted by IIWR-MB. 
Sarasvati Monologues will be featured. 
Plus entertainment, refreshments and displays!
Come join us! We are excited about the plans for International Women's Week! 

There will be a silver collection for 
Families First Foundation and Welcome Place, 
organizations working to support human rights.

Sponsors include IIWR-Mb, Manitoba Council for International Cooperation, 
Success Skills Center, and Rotary Peace Days 365.
March 13 – March 24
United Nations Headquarters New York, 46th St & 1st Ave, New York, New York 10017
The Institute for International Women’s Rights – Manitoba (IIWR-MB) is accredited to attend the 61st meeting of the Commission on the Status of Women. 
Based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, IIWR-Manitoba is founded to generate education, awareness, and action to promote women's human rights.  e mail

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