Community Happenings

Published on February 15, 2017

Roseanne Gauthier reads to her daughter, Katherine O'Hare, at the Summerside Rotary Library.

©Ancelene MacKinnon/ Journal Pioneer

Library Storytime featuring 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.




Eptek Lunchtime Films

Weekly film screenings at Eptek Art and Culture are held Thursdays at noon. People are invited to bring their lunch, and they will provide tea/coffee and cookies. This week’s film is “Wonders of Australia's National Parks: Treasures of the Coast”. For more information, call 902-888-8373.

12 noon, Feb. 16


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., Feb. 16


Used Book Sale

Friends of Kensington Heritage Library used book sale at Kensington Welcome Centre (in the Railyard). Sale in aid of programming at the library. Price by donation. 

5-7 p.m., Feb. 16


Money Matters Talk

Talking with your kids about money session at O’Leary Public Library, 18 Community St. For elementary kids and their parents. Fun, free way to get conversion started.

6:30 p.m., Feb. 16


Garden Club Meeting

Summerside & Area Garden Club meeting at Wilmot Community Centre, Summerside. Presentation on bees by Phil Ferraro. Also P.E.I. Garden Club bus tour contact: Marie Lawrence at 902-213-9987 or Storm policy: no school, no meeting.

7 p.m., Feb. 16


Summerside Legion Karaoke

Karaoke at Summerside Legion starting at 8 p.m. Contest continues.

8 p.m., Feb. 16




Knit, Crochet and Chat

O’Leary Public Library hosts time for people to knit, crochet and chat every Friday at 1 p.m.

1 p.m., Feb. 17


Free Cooking Class

Join Sobeys dietitian for free Taste and Learn…Mediterranean class at Sobeys Summerside. To register, email or call 902-436-6731.

2-3 p.m., Feb. 17


Evangeline Chase the Ace

Evangeline Rec Centre, Acadian Musical Village and Wellington Fire Department Chase the Ace draw Fridays 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. For 19 and over. Last week's winner Lori Fraser taking home $3,615. Jackpot: $71,480 with 10 cards remaining.

7-9 p.m., Feb. 17


Legion Darts

Darts at Summerside Legion starting at 7:30 p.m. All 19 and over welcome.

7:30 p.m., Feb. 17


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., Feb. 17


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 during week until draw at 8 p.m. Friday. Club hours: Monday to Thursday and Saturday 4-8 p.m., Friday 4 p.m.-12 a.m.

8 p.m., Feb. 17




Evangeline Winter Festival

Evangeline Winter Festival featuring snow sculpting training session 9-11 a.m., workshops 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on fiddle and step-dancing, podorythmie, square dance for all ages, snowshoeing excursion. Lunch from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. For info call 902-854-2166 or check Facebook page at Le Conseil scolaire-communautaire Évangéline.

9 a.m., Feb. 18


Trinity Coffee Party

Trinity United Church Epworth Unit Coffee Party in Summerside serving treats such as coffee cake, muffins, biscuits, scones, cheese, fruit, tea and coffee. Tickets: $8 and available from UCW members. 

10-11:30 a.m., Feb. 18


Library Maker Space

DIY spaces where families can gather to create, invent and learn every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the Summerside Rotary Library in the Inspire Learning Centre. Lego Club meets at library Saturdays at 2:30 p.m. to have fun building with Lego.

10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., Feb. 18


Storytime in Abram-Village

Storytime every Saturday at 10 a.m. at Abram-Village Library 1596 Route 124. Winter Crafts on Jan. 28. Build a snow globe and listen to short stories of winter tales.

10 and 10:30 a.m., Feb. 18


Pro-Life Demonstration

West Prince Right to Life holding another peaceful demonstration in Summerside along Roy Boats Ave., near Prince County Hospital. Rescheduled from Feb. 11.

11 a.m., Feb. 18


Used Book Sale

Friends of Kensington Heritage Library used book sale at Kensington Welcome Centre (in the Railyard). Sale in aid of programming at the library. Price by donation. 

11 a.m.-1 p.m., Feb. 18


Cat Food Drive

Keeping Cats Homed cat food drive at Global Pet Foods in Summerside all day, part of Show Us Your Heart Campaign. For any donation made to KCH at Global Pet Foods from Feb. 10 to 26, Global will donate $1.

Feb. 18


Kitchen Party and Darts

Kitchen Party from 3-6 p.m. at Summerside Legion. Darts at starting at 8 p.m. All 19 and over welcome.

3 and 8 p.m., Feb. 18


RCAF Chase the Ace

Chase the Ace draw at RCAF Wing in Summerside every Saturday. Tickets: $5 for five, available anytime at the bar. Don’t have to be present to win.

6 p.m., Feb. 18


Ceilidh in the Brae

Ceilidh in the Brae at Immaculate Conception Parish Hall, Brae. Freewill offering as admission. Lunch and 50/50 draw.

7:30 p.m., Feb. 18


Club 50 Dance

Dance every Saturday night at Club 50 in Abram-Village to country and old rock and roll music. Lunch and 50/50 draw

8:30-11:30 p.m., Feb. 18




Indoor Flea Market

Linkletter indoor Flea Market featuring antiques, tools, local crafts, knitting, new and used items, at Linkletter Community Centre, 1670 Route 11, every Sunday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. For tables phone Kari at 902-786-9979. Free admission.

8 a.m.–1 p.m., Feb. 19


Evangeline Winter Festival

Le Conseil scolaire-communautaire Évangéline presents winter festival, with snow sculpture contest at 9 a.m., Bunny Trails Pet Ranch, mini handball, bingo, cribbage, and outdoor treasure hunt. Michael Pendergast entertainment for children at 10:30 a.m. Lunch 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For more info, call 902-854-2166 or check Facebook page.

9 a.m., Feb. 19


Darts at Legion

Fun darts at Summerside Legion starting at 8 p.m. All 19 and over welcome.

12 p.m., Feb. 19


African Drumming and Dance

African Drumming and Dance workshop, postponed from Feb. 12, on this week at Summerside Rotary Library, inside Inspire Learning Centre. Presented by Maritime Centre for African dance. All ages welcome; no dance experience required.

1 p.m., Feb. 19


Acoustic Music Jam

Acoustic Music Jam at Musical Village (Expo-Centre), Abram-Village. Doors open at 2 p.m. Admission $3. Adults only. Supper served at 5 p.m. for $10 (HST included). Door prize and 50/50 Draw. Contact: (902)854-2324 or (902)854-3457.

2-8:30 p.m., Feb. 19


Benefit for Judy Phillips

Benefit for Judy Phillips of Inverness, recently diagnosed with breast cancer. Proceeds go to traveling expenses for treatment and home accessibility upgrades. At O’Leary Legion. Entertainment by BruceandRobert HJones, Daniel Drouin and Wade Carragher. Silent cake auction, canteen.

7 p.m., Feb. 19


Kelly's Cross Ceilidh

Ceilidh at Kelly's Cross Community Centre, Route 13, with Ann Cudmore as MC, house band and guests: Theresa Hudson, Pat Molyneaux, Brendan Griffin, Randy Blaisdell, Callie Chaisson, and Mary Smith. Admission: $5, includes light lunch, tea and coffee. 50-50 draw. Doors open at 6 p.m. Wheelchair accessible.

7 p.m., Feb. 19


St. Louis Music Night

Music Night at St. Louis Community Centre. Performing: Louis Gallant and friends. Admission $5. Lively entertainment and lunch provided.

7:30 p.m., Feb. 19




Sewing Day in O’Leary

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

9 a.m.-4 p.m., Feb. 20


Bridge Lessons and Games

For next seven weeks, free bridge lessons for beginners at St. Eleanors Community Centre at 10 a.m. For more information contact instructor Carol Mann at 902-436-2224 or Summerside Duplicate Bridge Club manager Duncan McKillop at 902-436-4561. Bridge Club plays Mondays (12:45 p.m.), Tuesdays, and Wednesdays at Centre.

10 a.m. and 12:45 p.m., Feb. 20


Winter Carnival Cards

Borden-Carleton Seniors' Club annual Winter Carnival cards tournament at Royal Canadian Legion Hall. Players asked to be there at 1 p.m. Admission $7 with door prizes drawn throughout the day, 50/50 draw, fudge sale, wrist watch draw and buffet meal. Bring a partner. Information: 902-437-2012.

1:30 p.m., Feb. 20


Parkview Seniors Meeting

Seniors meeting at Parkview Seniors Club, Summerside. Meeting will be cancelled if schools cancelled due to storm.

1:30 p.m., Feb. 20


Bluegrass & Acoustic Music

Summerside Legion hosts bluegrass and acoustic music concert featuring Dunromin with Harold and Marnie Noye, Vans Bryant, and John Campbell. Open-mic performers on 7-7:30 p.m., have free admission. Admission: $5. A 50/50 draw and door prize. Bring acoustic instruments for jam after concert.

7-9 p.m., Feb. 20


Seaview Games Night

Seaview Hall hosts cards and Crokinole on Monday evenings at 7:30 p.m.

7:30 p.m., Feb. 20




Library Storytime

Storytime at the O’Leary Public Library Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. for children ages 3 to 5 and their adults. Computer Help for Beginners at library every Tuesday at 3 p.m.

10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m., Feb. 21


Discussions and Crib

Round table discussions with National Defense representatives at Summerside Legion. All veterans invited to attend. Cribbage games at the Legion starting at 7 p.m.

10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., Feb. 21


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., Feb. 21


Seniors’ Driving Program

55 Alive/Mature Driving refresher course for 55 years and over. Six-hour program over two days, using presentation, workbooks and group discussions. Fee: $10 covers course manual and refreshments. In Kensington at Senior Surfers Club, 251 Garden Dr. Register call Norma at 902–439–3396 or PEI Senior Citizens' Federation at 902-368-9008 or 1-877-368-9008.

1-4 p.m., Feb. 21 and 22


Bingo and Cards

Parkview Seniors in Summerside hold bingo games at 1 p.m. and Auction 45’s games at 7 p.m.

1 and 7 p.m., Feb. 21


Rotary Library Lapsit

Songs, rhymes, and playtime activities to help develop babies' motor skills, early speech and language, and encourage bonding. For babies 0-36 months. No preregistration required, drop-in program. At Summerside Rotary Library, in Inspire learning Centre, every Tuesday.

1:30 p.m., Feb. 21


Sobeys Cooking Classes

Join dietitian at Sobeys Summerside for free Cooking for Heart Health 2-week program, from 1:30-3 p.m. Learn how to make heart healthy meals. Recipes and samples provided. Also Healthy Cooking class from 6-8 p.m. Enjoy meal, new recipes. $15 per person. Register by emailing or calling 902-436-6731.

1:30 and 6 p.m., Feb. 21


Summerside Bridge Games

Summerside Bridge Club plays Tuesdays (6:15 p.m.), Wednesdays (12:45 p.m.), Mondays (12:45 p.m.) at St. Eleanors Community Centre. For more information contact instructor Carol Mann at 902-436-2224 or Summerside Duplicate Bridge Club manager Duncan McKillop at 902-436-4561.

6:15 p.m., Feb. 21


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., Feb. 21




Parkview Line Dancing

Line dancing at Parkview Seniors Club, Summerside, on Wednesdays.

1 p.m., Feb. 22


Fox Chase the Ace

Draw for Silver Fox Community Curling Complex Chase the Ace, Summerside. 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., Feb. 22




Eptek Film Showing

Weekly film screenings at Eptek Art and Culture are held Thursdays at noon. People are invited to bring their lunch, and they will provide tea/coffee and cookies. This week’s film is “Wonders of Australia's National Parks: Riches of Deserts and Wetlands”. For more information, call 902-888-8373.

12 noon, Feb. 23


Needle Craft Club

Meet new people and socialize while you knit or do other needlework. Get advice, learn new techniques and see new projects to try. Bring your own needle-craft paraphernalia. At Summerside Rotary Library, Inspire Learning Centre.

2-4 p.m., Feb. 23


Al-Anon Anniversary

All invited to come celebrate Tignish Friendly Al-Anon Family Group’s 50th anniversary at Tignish Training Centre/Workshop, 71 Haywood Road. Al-Anon and AA speakers, lunch and fellowship to follow. Storm date: March 2.

7:30 p.m., Feb. 23




Helping Hands Gospel Concert

Helping Hands Band Jamboree – Gospel Program – at St. Anthony's Hall, Route 2, Woodstock. Admission at the door. Music, fun and lunch. Note change in date.

7:30 p.m., Feb. 24




Adult Book Club

Join in a lively discussion about some of today's most intriguing and thought-provoking books. This month's book will be "A Walk in the Woods" by Bill Bryson. Summerside Rotary Library, Inspire Learning Center at 57 Central Street, Summerside.

2 p.m., Feb. 25




Teen Book Club

Teens grades 8 through 12, sign out their free copy of the book. Read the book. Come hang out to talk about the book’s highlights, the lowlights, and everything in between at Summerside Rotary Library, Inspire Learning Center at 57 Central Street, Summerside.

4 p.m., Feb. 28



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