Art exhibits open in Fresno
Art exhibits honoring Mennonite women and life in the Congo will open this week in Fresno:
▪ “Along the Road to Freedom: Mennonite Women of Courage & Faith” opens March 14 in Fresno Pacific University’s North Hall 123, 1717 S. Chestnut Ave., Fresno, and will be on display through May 6. In more than 20 paintings, the exhibit “tells the stories of mothers, daughters, grandmothers and sisters who led their families out of persecution in Russia to lives of freedom in North America.”
▪ The Ray Dirks Congo photography exhibit, focusing on the everyday life of the Congolese people, will be open from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. March 12 at College Community Church Mennonite Brethren, 2529 Willow Ave., Clovis, and from 9:30 a.m. to noon the following Sundays through April 2.
Admission to both is free. The artist behind them is Ray Dirks, who has worked as an artist and curator in 30 countries, including the Democratic Republic of Congo, Zimbabwe and South Africa and hosted solo exhibits in the U.S., Canada, Cuba, Ethiopia, India and Trinidad and Tobago.
Dirks will speak at 9:30 a.m. and 11:10 a.m. March 26 at College Community Church, and again at 7 p.m. March 27 in Fresno Pacific’s North Hall Chapel.
Bible school training
Danish Smorgasbord & Country Store
Roman Catholic Woman Priest Mass
Trinity Lutheran Church, 3973 N. Cedar Ave., Fresno, 2 p.m. March 12.
Fresno Clovis Prayer Breakfast with keynote speaker the Rev. Samuel Rodriguez and featuring several local law enforcement officials and politicians. Fresno Convention Center Valdez Hall, 700 M St., Fresno, fresnoclovisprayerbreakfast.com, $28, 7-9 a.m. March 14.
“Relationship Between Ethnic Nationalist Groups and Catholicism and Protestantism in the ’60s and ’70s,” with professor Felipe Hinojosa from Texas A&M University. Fresno Pacific University’s Wiebe Educational Center, 1717 S. Chestnut Ave., Fresno, 559-453-7183, firstname.lastname@example.org, 12:45 p.m. March 16.
Jewish film series
Armenian scholarship luncheon
Refugee fundraiser dinner
Cornelia Southern Baptist Church, 2405 N. Cornelia Ave., Fresno, 559-277-1533, free, 6 p.m. March 13.
Southpoint Church, 5391 E. Tulare Ave., Fresno, 559-455-1119, free, 6-8 p.m. March 13.
Kerman Covenant Church, 15495 W. Whitesbridge Ave., Kerman, 559-846-8114, free, 7-8:30 p.m. March 13.
Northwest Church, 5415 N. West Ave., Fresno, 559-435-3300, 6:30 p.m. March 13.
Clovis Hills Community Church, 10590 N. Willow Ave., Clovis, 559-297-2600, $20, 1-3 p.m. March 15.
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