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Congregation Etz Chayim Megillah Reading and Costume Parade, March 15, 8 p.m. Celebrate the joyous holiday of Purim with fun, laughter, and noisemakers. After the Megillah Reading, join us for Hamentashen and a Sundae Bar. The Megillah will be read once again on Sunday, 9 a.m. Congregation Etz Chayim & the Jewish National Fund present Purim Palooza, March 16, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring entertainment from Barry Kay, Cherry Tree Productions. $5. Purim Se'udah will follow the Carnival, 5:30 p.m. 123 Matheson Ave. E. (By reservation only). Register: 204-589-6305 or info@ etzchayim.ca.
Mighty Men of Valour meeting, Canad Inns Garden City, 2100 McPhillips St., March 15, 8:30 a.m., a Christian Men's Fellowship Ministry. Information: 204-228-4751.
Shaarey Zedek Purim, Congregation Shaarey Zedek, 561 Wellington Cres., March 15, 6 p.m., Minyan, 6:30 p.m. Seudah-Shlisheet -- light Shabbat meal with stories, teachings, singing and Havdallah, 8:15 p.m. Full Hebrew reading of the Book of Esther with appropriate voices for each character, 9:30 p.m. Hamentashen.
Shaarey Zedek Shabbat Morning Family Service, Congregation Shaarey Zedek, 561 Wellington Cres., March 15, 10:30 a.m. Join our interactive Shabbat service for families! Modelled after our popular High Holy Day Family Service, this special experience offers storytelling and music. Our child-friendly Siddur is appropriate for all ages.
CMU Vespers, Canadian Mennonite University, 500 Shaftesbury Blvd., March 16, 7:30 p.m. Contemplative evenings of community worship, prayer, scripture reading and choral music. Reception to follow.
Living Room, 955 Wilkes Ave., March 16, 5 p.m. A faith-based support group for people living with a mood disorder such as anxiety, depression and bipolar disorder. At Living Room, you can freely discuss your faith and mental-health issues, knowing you will be accepted, loved, encouraged and inspired. Information: Lorna 204-296-2920.
The Unexpected Neighbour, First Unitarian Universalist Church of Winnipeg, 603 Wellington Cres., March 16, 10:30 a.m. The phrase "Good Samaritan" is an oxymoron. Lynda Trono, West Broadway community minister, will offer an adult version of Mr. Rogers' Neighbourhood as she explores our call to love not just neighbours like "us," but those we consider "Other."
The choir will sing.
Shaarey Zedek--The Whole Megillah: A Traditional Reading of the Megillat Esther, Congregation Shaarey Zedek, 561 Wellington Cres., March 16, 9 a.m. Join us for the complete traditional reading of the Megillat Esther led by Chazzan Anbal Mass and Rabbi Alan Green. Following the service enjoy a festive and freilach Kiddush with friends.