Here's a selection of local UN Global Ceasefire And Non-Violence Day events. For full listings and complete information, check www.wildfaith.org. And while you're there, consider logging your own commitment for Ceasefire Day on the site.
Friday, September 20
The Barbara Schlifer Commemorative Clinic invites mothers and kids to join its clients and friends for an Art For Peace party and White Ribbon Walk kick-off. 1 to 4 pm. Free. Ciao Edie, 489 College.
Erev Ceasefire Day The Jewish Women's Committee to End the Occupation holds a silent vigil across from the Israeli consulate (180 Bloor W). Wear black. 5 to 6 pm. Free.
Saturday, September 21
12-HOUR WALK White Ribbon, men against violence against women and children, walks from 8 am to 8 pm. Details, www.wildfaith.org.
POPE SQUAT PRAYERS Emmanuel Howard Park United Church hosts prayers for peace by Buddhist, Muslim, Jewish and Christian leaders at the Pope Squat. 10 am. Free. 1510 King W.
Rock Balancing on the Beach Join natural-element artist Trevor Rogers in the meditative process of creating rock-balancing sculptures. Bottom of Kew Beach. 10 am to 4 pm. Free.
Yoga and Qui Gong Workshop to benefit Afghan Medical Clinic A Catherine Collective benefit for the Mohabet Medical Clinic in Jalalabad, with teacher Lila Osterman. 10 am to 5 pm. $60 registration. 416-462-1999.
Conscious Movement for a Day of Conscience Choreographer/dancer Terril Maguire offers an outdoor class on the beach at the foot of Balsalm. 11:30 am. Free.
Festive Earth Equinox Open House Coffee-roasting, taste test and seminar on equitable coffee distribution, along with food, music and body painting. 1 to 4 pm. Free. 2 Matilda.
OWN YOUR SHADOW Mask-makerPamela Schuller shows how to give a face to your shadow. 1 to 4 pm. Free. Harbourfront Centre's York Quay Centre, 235 Queen's Quay W, outdoors.
PEN Writers in Exile A reading features Ken Wiwa and guests, hosted by Haroon Siddiqui. 2 pm. $5. Harborfront Centre's Brigantine Room, 235 Queen's Quay W.
Doctors Without Borders Nutrition Tent Visit a true-to-life therapeutic feeding centre of the kind used to treat widespread malnutrition in Angola. 2 to 5 pm. Free. Harborfront Centre's York Quay Centre, 235 Queen's Quay W.
Knit-in at Christie Pits BYO arts-and-crafts supplies and enjoy an afternoon of comic-drawing and handicrafts with musical guest Just Like the Movies. 2 to 6 pm. Free.
Science for Peace A workshop on searching for a viable peace in Israel and Palestine. 3 pm. Free. OISE, 252 Bloor W.
Peace Blossom Ceremony A survivors' celebration of peace and healing hosted by the Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture. Short speeches and music, then add your own peace wish to a blossom and launch it on the lake. 4 pm. Free. Harbourfront Centre's Brigantine Room, 235 Queen's Quay W.
SONG AND STORY MARATHON Linda McLean with guests Rebecca Jenkins and Laura Hubert, and stories by Elizabeth Fry Society members at 4 pm. A concert with Oh Susanna, Tamara Williamson, Suzie Vinnick and Arlene Bishop at 8 pm. Special beer prices, suggested cover $7. Free Times Cafe, 320 College.
KIDS' Stories and Concert Reading from new books by award-winning author Paul Yee and first-timer Janie Jaehyun Park, and concert by Douglas John of Ants in Your Pants. 4 to 6 pm. Free. Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas W.
MUSIC: WEAPON FOR PEACE The Global Village show (CBC Radio One, 99.1 FM) features reports and music for peace from refugees, exiles and peace lovers worldwide. 7:05 pm.
Piano Improv Peaces with Bob Wiseman and friends. 8 pm. Free. Array Music, 60 Atlantic.
Cabbagetown Community Art Spectacular A concert features folk-noir musicians HAZE, magicians Michael Ross and Jeff Hill, guitarist Kevin Porter and children's performers from the centre. 8 pm. $6, kids $3.50. Cabbagetown Community Art Centre, 454 Parliament.