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-- St. Alphonsus School Gala Dinner -- Fort Garry Hotel and Conference Centre, May 4. This year our theme is Puttin' on the Ritz, and will feature the glitz and glamour of the Roaring SSRq20s. Tickets $120 and include appetizers, a four-course dinner, beverages, a silent auction, live music and dancing, as well as a $50 income tax receipt, 204-667-6271.

-- Orthodox Easter -- East Gate Lodge Chapel, 646 James St., Beausejour, May 4, 3 p.m., blessing of Easter Baskets (Paska). Information: Orest 1-204-632-6524.

-- Manitoba Christian Writers Association, Bleak House, 1637 Main St., May 4, 1:15 p.m. Writers of all levels welcome; writing exercises; workshops; writing resource library; group critique sessions; mentoring program; annual membership fee $25; guest drop-in $3 per meeting. Information: Irene 204-334-7780 or

-- Women's Conference with Ruth Graham -- Refresh & Restore -- Calvary Temple, 440 Hargrave St., May 4, 9 a.m., Ruth Graham, daughter of Billy and Ruth Graham, is the author of Fear Not Tomorrow, God is Already There and the award-winning title In Every Pew Sits a Broken Heart. A two-day women's event that will impact your life. Register: $70.

-- Patience and Other Virtues, Reverend Millie Rochester, First Unitarian Universalist Church of Winnipeg, 603 Wellington Cres., May 4, 10:30 a.m., Virtuous qualities are valued as foundations that promote both collective and individual greatness, and that counter-balance vices (what some traditions term sins). This service explores whether religious traditions -- and Unitarian Universalism in particular -- might itself exemplify certain virtues. The choir will sing.

-- Lecture on Karma -- The Wheel of Life -- Temple Shalom, 1077 Grant Ave., Room D, May 5, 1 p.m., presented by Know Thy Self As Soul Foundation. This lecture will provide information on what karma is based on, Sant Mat, a practical spiritual path. 204-897-4203, free.

-- Information evening for healing ministry training. St. Ignatius Church, 925 Jessie Ave., May 6 at 7 p.m. This 34-week spiritual and ecumenical program, done over a two-year span, prepares and certifies individuals to pray in teams with those who seek healing. Information: Shannon, 204-283-9174, or Michele, 204-663-6727.

-- Ukrainian Orthodox Easter Sunday Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral, 1175 Main St., May 5, Procession and Paschal Matins, 6:30 a.m. Paschal Divine Liturgy, 8 a.m. Information:

-- Zooming In: Contemporary Issues Through a Jewish Lens. The Rady JCC: adult lounge, 123 Doncaster St., May 6, 7:30 p.m., Is Interfaith Dialogue a Mitzvah? Rabbi Rose will discuss the history of Judaism's relationship with other religions. He will argue, contrary to other opinions, that interfaith dialogues are a Mitzvah, religious imperative as there is much that can be learned from sharing the wisdom found in each others faith traditions. Free.

-- The Art of Manifesting (Bringing Abundance Into Your Life). Spiritualist Fellowship Church, 300 Arlington St. at Portage Avenue. Every Monday, May 6-27, we will discuss and demonstrate fundamentals of the spiritualist philosophy, mediumship and spiritual healing. 204-222-0071, $40.

-- Course: Remote Viewing, Spiritualist Fellowship Church, 300 Arlington St. behind the Royal Bank (Unity Church), every Tuesday until May 7. Remote viewing is a mental faculty that allows a perceiver (a viewer) to describe or give details about a target that is in accessible to normal senses due to distance, time or shielding. $40.

-- Blessings and Healing & Full Breakfast with Pastor Mac Dumcum, Assiniboine Gordon Inn on the Park, 1975 Portage Ave, May 7, 9:30 a.m. Men and Women come and bring a friend to join us for a full breakfast and a good time of spiritual blessings, healing and Mac's no-nonsense style of teaching scripture. Reserve: Elaine 204-269-3680, $8.75.

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition May 4, 2013 J13

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