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Events for your diary

• The annual Easter Sweet Fair of home-made delicacies will be held at the Don Bosco Oratory foyer today from 8am. Everyone is invited.

• An Easter bazaar is open daily up to Easter at a shop near Xagħra parish church. Various traditional local products are on sale, including qassatat tal-Għid made with Gozo cheese, honey rings (qagħaq tal-għasel) and figolli, the traditional Easter sweet. To order qassatat tal-Għid call Xagħra parish office until noon on 2155 1042. All proceeds will be in aid of the church restoration.

• A Way of the Cross, led by Gozo Bishop Mario Grech, will be held from Ta’ Pinu Sanctuary to Għammar Hill today at 4.30pm.

• Jumanji: Welcome to the jungle (12A) will be screened at Don Bosco Oratory, Victoria, today at 5.30pm.

• A Holy Week concert, entitled Via Dolorosa: Għad-Dell tal-Qorriegħa, performed by the Santa Ċeċilja Foundation will be held at the Gozo Ministry today at 6.30pm.

• A concert of sacred music will be held at St Joseph parish church, Qala, today at 7pm.

• The Leone Philharmonic Society will be organising an evening of music and reflections in preparation for Holy Week at the Cathedral, Victoria, today at 8pm. The band, under the baton of its conductor Colin Attard, will be performing musical pieces from various renowned composers. Admission is free.

• A blood donation session will be held at the Gozo General Hospital Outpatients Department today from 8am to 1pm.

• Tomorrow, Qala parish celebrates the feast of St Joseph. A Pontifical concelebrated Mass, led by Gozo Bishop Mario Grech, will be said at 6pm. Masses will be held every hour between 6am and 11am and from 1pm to 3pm

• Fr Marcello Ghirlando will give Lenten talks at St Anthony church, Għajnsielem, from tomorrow at 6pm. All are welcome. Fr Ghirlando will also celebrate Mass and lead a healing service at St Anthony church on Thursday at 7pm. There will be adoration of the Blessed Sacrament from 6 to 7pm. All are welcome.

• The Għaqda Dilettanti Ġimgħa l-Kbira Għawdex, in collaboration with the Gozo College Victoria Primary School, will be organising a Holy Week manifestation by children in Victoria on Thursday at 6pm.

• A concert of sacred music by the Visitation band and the Hebron choir will be held at Għarb parish church on Thursday at 7pm.

• The feast of Our Lady of Sorrows will be celebrated at St James church in Victoria on Friday. Masses will be held every half an hour between 6am and 1pm. Gozo Bishop Mario Grech will celebrate Mass at Independence Square at 6pm, followed by a penitential pilgrimage with the statue of Our Lady.

• A pageant-procession of Our Lady of Sorrows, with the participation of the Precursor Band, will be held in Xewkija on Friday at 7.30pm.

• The Friends of the Sick and Elderly (Gozo) are organising a charity sale at the Victoria football ground (next to the car park) next Sunday from 7.30am to 1pm. Admission fee is €10 per space, which will be paid on the day. For more information call 2155 3336, 2155 1180 or 2155 8250.

• The Għaqda Drammatika Għajnsielem, in collaboration with the Għajnsielem local council and Fort Chambray Ltd, will be presenting The Passion: Then and Now at Fort Chambray, Għajnsielem, next Sunday at 6pm with a repeat performance in English at 7.30pm. The script is by JoAnne Debrincat who will be directing a cast of around 40 actors. Franco Ciangura is responsible for the artistic direction. Admission is free.

charles.spiteri@timesofmalta.com

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