Community Happenings

Darlene Shea newsroom@journalpioneer.com
Published on January 9, 2017
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Celebrate 50 years of Alberton Community School. Many choices are offered for classes, and a chance to socialize. Storm dates are Thursdays. Contact Kelly Gillis at 902-853-3885 for more information. Classes start 7 p.m., Jan. 9.

Lot 16 Cards

Weekly seniors card parties in Lot 16 Hall resume on Jan. 9.

7 p.m., Jan. 9

 

Bluegrass & Acoustic Music

Summerside Legion hosts music concert featuring Norm Bowser & Friends. Open-mic performers on 7-7:30 p.m., have free admission. Admission: $5. A 50/50 draw and door prize. Acoustic jam after concert.

7-9 p.m., Jan. 9

 

TUESDAY

 

 

St. Paul’s Bridge

Bridge players meet at St. Paul’s Church in Summerside Tuesdays at 12:45 p.m. for friendly game. All welcome.

12:45 p.m., Jan. 10

 

Rotary Library Lapsit

Songs, simple bouncing and tickling rhymes, and circle activities to help develop babies' large and fine motor skills. Program encourages bonding, promotes early speech and language development. No preregistration required, drop-in program. At Summerside Rotary Library, in Inspire learning Centre, every Tuesday.

1:30 p.m., Jan. 10

 

Book Launch

Local author, Angel Jenderick, reading from her debut novel "Claiming Kristopher" at the Alberton Public Library. Refreshments afterwards.

7 p.m., Jan. 10

 

Silver Maple Seniors Cards

Silver Maple Seniors Club in Miscouche hosts card games (45s) every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. First prize $20, second prize $10, consolation $5 and 50/50 draw.

7:30 p.m., Jan. 10

 

WEDNESDAY

 

Christian Business Federation

Connect with other Christian men and women involved in business or the professions at Christian Business Federation meeting. Discussion this week: “Communication Skills II”. At Centre 150, multi-purpose room, 150 Industrial Crescent, Summerside.

12 noon, Jan. 11

 

Kuddles For Kids

More volunteers needed for Kuddles for Kids program. Meeting at St. Mary's Hall, Summerside, to make teddy bears for needy children here and abroad. No sewing experience needed. For information call Heather Johnston at 902-724-5309.

1-4 p.m., Jan. 11

 

Fox Chase the Ace

Draw for Silver Fox Community Curling Complex Chase the Ace, Summerside. Jackpot is over $30,330 with 28 cards left in the deck. Tickets: $5 each, can be purchased up to 8:30 Wednesday evening at Silver Fox bar or from any member of fire department. Don’t have to be present to win.

8:30 p.m., Jan. 11

 

THURSDAY

 

Lego Land at Library

Abram-Village Library hosts time to play with Lego on Thursday mornings.

10 a.m., Jan. 12

 

Library Storytime

Reading, rhyming and singing – perfect for children who love stories and might even sit still for them. Every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. for preschool children ages 3-5 years at Inspire Learning Centre, Summerside.

10:30 a.m., Jan. 12

 

Eptek Lunchtime Films

Friends of Eptek resume their Lunchtime Film Series. This week: “Incredible Journeys: From Venice to the Nile”, (60 minutes) distributed by Reader’s Digest. The Friends will provide tea/coffee and cookies. No admission fee; donations for refreshments accepted. For more information call 902-888-8373.

12 noon, Jan. 12

 

West Prince Chamber

Inviting all interested in joining West Prince Chamber of Commerce to meeting in boardroom at 455 Main St., Alberton: CBDC-West Prince Ventures Ltd., Rural Action Centre. For more information, contact Michelle Penwarden at 902-853-3636 or michelle.penwarden@cbdc.ca.

12 noon, Jan. 12

 

Card Games at Parkview

Learn and Play Canasta every Thursday at Parkview Seniors Centre, Summerside, at 1 p.m. Auction 45s games Thursdays at 7 p.m.

1 and 7 p.m., Jan. 12

 

Knitting Club

Meet new people and socialize while you knit or other needlework at Knitting Club. Get advice, learn new techniques and see new projects to try. Bring own knitting paraphernalia. At Summerside Rotary Library, 57 Central St., Inspire Learning Centre.

2-4 p.m., Jan. 12 and 26

 

FRIDAY

 

Taste and Learn Casseroles

Join Sobeys dietician for free Taste and Learn… Casseroles

cooking class at Sobeys Summerside. Register by emailing margaret.young@sobeys.com or calling 902-436-6731.

1-2 p.m., Jan. 13

 

Evangeline Chase the Ace

Evangeline Rec Centre, Acadian Musical Village and Wellington Fire Department Chase the Ace draw every Friday night at Expo-Festival Centre in Abram-Village and Vanier Centre in Wellington. Tickets on sale from 7–9 p.m., draw at 9 p.m. Reserved to 19 and over.

7-9 p.m., Jan. 13

 

Borden-Carleton Ace Draw

Chase the Ace draw every Friday at 8 p.m. at Royal Canadian Legion, Borden-Carleton Branch #10. Tickets on sale all week at Cerettis Grocery or at the Legion branch. Five tickets for $5. Contact branch: 902-855-2660.

8 p.m., Jan. 13

 

St. Eleanors Chase Ace

St. Eleanors Lions Club Chase the Ace draw. Don’t have to be present to win. Tickets: $5 for five tickets, available until draw at 8 p.m. Karaoke begins right after draw.

8 p.m., Jan. 13

 

SATURDAY

 

Valentines For Veterans

Help create Valentine cards for veterans abroad, plus short stories and readings at Abram-Village Library.

10 a.m., Jan. 14

 

Pro-life Rally

West Prince Right to Life staging another Pro-life rally along Roy Boats Ave., near Prince County Hospital, in Summerside. (Storm date Jan. 21.)

11 a.m., Jan. 14

 

Junior Book Club

Junior Book Club for children ages 6-12 years who like reading. Meet and share thoughts with other young readers. Bring a book to life through crafts and activities. Summerside Rotary Library, 57 Central St., Inspire Learning Centre.

1-2 p.m., Jan. 14

 

SUNDAY

 

Freetown Worship Service

Garth and Liane MacKay conducting Praise and Worship service at Freetown Nazarene Community Church. Includes music and words of encouragement to begin new year.

11 a.m., Jan. 15

 

Financial Tips

Financial advice session to help define and explain to new Canadians basics of banking, credit and taxes. Program for adults. At Summerside Rotary Library, 57 Central St., Inspire Learning Centre.

2 p.m., Jan. 15

 

MONDAY

 

Sewing Day

Northern Lights Quilt Guild sewing day at O’Leary Community Complex.

9 a.m.-4 p.m., Jan. 16.

 

TUESDAY

 

Healthy Cooking Class

Join Sobeys chef and dietitian for Healthy Cooking class at Sobeys Summerside. Enjoy a meal (crab with avocado, grapefruit and herb salad, Mexican soup, and mussels) with new recipes. $15 per person. Register by emailing margaret.young@sobeys.com or call 902-436-6731.

6-8 p.m., Jan. 17

 

Business Growth Program

Adult program to help show the financial implications of growth on a business and how to analyze and plan for it. At Summerside Rotary Library, 57 Central St., Inspire Learning Centre.

7 p.m., Jan. 17

 

WEDNESDAY

 

Filmworks Screenings

Filmworks Summerside resumes its winter/spring film series with “Manchester By the Sea”. All screenings at Cineplex Cinemas Summerside. All tickets $10 and season passes are available at the door. More information available on Facebook or 902-436-8903.

6:30 p.m., Jan. 18

 

THURSDAY

 

Lunchtime Film Series

Friends of Eptek Lunchtime Film series. This week’s film: “America’s Wild West: Canyonlands”, distributed by Reader’s Digest (54 minutes). Friends provide tea/coffee and cookies. No admission fee; donations for refreshments accepted. For more information call 902-888-8373.

12 noon, Jan. 19

 

Eptek Speaker

Eptek Centre hosts speakers during January complementing exhibitions on display. Third presentation features Fazal Malik on theme of Islam. At Eptek Art & Culture Centre, 130 Heather Moyse Dr., Summerside. For more information call 902-888-8373.

7 p.m., Jan. 19

 

FRIDAY

 

Weight Loss Program

Join Sobeys dietitian for free 8-week Healthy Weight program at Sobeys Summerside. Learn to lose weight and keep it off. Register by emailing margaret.young@sobeys.com or call 902-436-6731.

10:30 a.m.–12 noon, Jan. 20

 

SUNDAY

 

Entrepreneur Business Program

Adult program that helps show entrepreneurs value of a business plan and business structure and how to monitor cash flow. Hosted by Summerside Rotary Library, 57 Central St., Inspire Learning Centre.

2 p.m., Jan. 22

 

Exhibition Opening

Eptek Centre in Summerside official opening of exhibition of recent work by P.E.I. Wood Turners Guild. Exhibition on until Feb. 24. Eptek gallery open Tuesday to Friday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday 12-4 p.m.

2 p.m., Jan. 22

 

TUESDAY

 

Cooking for Arthritis

Join Sobeys dietitian for free Cooking for Arthritis class. Learn how eating well can help manage arthritis. Register by emailing margaret.young@sobeys.com or call 902-436-6731.

1-2:30 p.m., Jan. 24

 

Estate Planning Program

Program for adults by Summerside Rotary Library to teach participants how to create a plan to distribute assets during life upon death. At the library, 57 Central St., in Inspire Learning Centre.

7 p.m., Jan. 24

 

THURSDAY

 

Eptek Lunchtime Films

Friends of Eptek Lunch-time Film series. This week: “Capital Cities to Check Out: Edinburgh”, (55 minutes) distributed by RLJ Entertainment. Friends will provide tea/coffee and cookies. No admission fee; donations for refreshments accepted. For more information call 902-888-8373.

12 noon, Jan. 26

 

SATURDAY

 

Abram-Village Winter Crafts

Winter Crafts at Abram-Village Library, 1596 Route 124. Build a snow globe and listen to short stories of winter tales.

10:30 a.m., Jan. 28

 

TUESDAY

 

Teen Book Club

Teens grades 8 through 12, sign out their free copy of the book. Read the book, then meet to talk about it. Teen Book Club meets last Tuesday of every month at Summerside Rotary Library, 57 Central St., Inspire Learning Centre.

4 p.m., Jan. 31

 

Free Cooking Class

Join Sobeys dietitian for free 5 Secrets to Better Blood Sugar class at Sobeys Summerside. Learn which foods help control blood sugars. Register by emailing margaret.young@sobeys.com or call 902-436-6731.

5-6 p.m., Jan. 31

 

 

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