Community Happenings

Published on March 9, 2017


O’Leary Public Library hosts time for people to knit, crochet and chat every Friday at 1 p.m., March 10.



Kinkora Kitchen Party

Kitchen Party featuring band, “Not All There,” at Kinkora Place,

45 Anderson Rd., Kinkora, Admission: $10. Open bar and munchies available.

7 p.m., March 10


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. Last week: Carol won $7,930. Jackpot: $98,980 with 7 cards left in the deck. Tickets on sale from 7–9 p.m., draw at 9 p.m. For 19 and over.

7-9 p.m., March 10


Karaoke and 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. Karaoke from 7 p.m.-12 a.m. Club hours: Monday to Thursday and Saturday 4-8 p.m., Friday 4 p.m.-12 a.m.

7 p.m., March 10


Summerside Legion Darts

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

7:30 p.m., March 10


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., March 10




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., March 11


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., March 11


Shuffleboard, Party, Darts

Fun Shuffleboard at Summerside Legion on Saturdays at 12 noon. Followed by Kitchen Party with Kirk Bernard from 3 to 6 p.m. Darts starting at 8 p.m. All 19 and over welcome.

12, 3 and 8 p.m., March 11


Junior Book Club

Junior Book Club is for children ages 6-12 years who like reading. Meet up and share your thoughts with other readers your age. Bring a book to life through crafts and activities. This month the group will be reading "Wereduck" by Dave Atkinson. Summerside Rotary Library, Inspire Learning Center at 57 Central Street, Summerside, PE

1 p.m., March 11


Social Justice Symposium

Cooper Institute’s Annual Social Justice Symposium at Milton Community Hall, North Milton. Theme – Food Sovereignty and Climate Change: building sustainable human and ecological communities in stormy times,

with guest speaker Dr. Nettie Wiebe. Free event. Music by Teresa Doyle. Call 902-894-4573, email or

1–4 p.m., March 11


O’Leary Legion Music Day

Music Day at O’Leary Legion with music by: Alphy Perry, Victor Doucette and friends. Admission: $5. Sponsored by O’Leary Seniors Sunshine Club.

2–4 p.m., March 11


RCAF Chase the Ace

Chase the Ace draw at RCAF Wing in Summerside every Saturday. Jackpot estimate: $26,500 with 7 cards remaining. Tickets: $5 for five, available anytime at the bar. Don’t have to be present to win.

6 p.m., March 11


Lionettes Card Party

Summerside Lionettes hosting card party at Lions Home on Brophy Ave. Prizes and lunch following the games. All welcome.

7 p.m., March 11


Benefit for Sue Allain

Benefit for Sue Allain, cancer patient, at Silver Fox, Summerside, to help with cost of treatment. Live auction, bake sale, and 50/50. To donate goods for auction, contact Cathy Watson at 902-432-2331 or email Monetary donations accepted at door or at Consolidated Credit Union, Summerside.

7:30 p.m., March 11


Helping Hands Jamboree

Helping Hands Band Jamboree at St. Anthony's Hall, Route 2, Woodstock. Admission at door. Music, fun and lunch.

7:30 p.m., March 11


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., March 11




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., March 12


Pancake Breakfast

Pancake Breakfast at Kinkora Place. Cost by donation in support of Kinkora Regional High School students travelling to Vimy Ridge, France, in April.

9 a.m.-1 p.m., March 12


Darts at Legion

Fun darts at Summerside Legion. All 19 and over welcome.

12 p.m., March 12


Colouring and Drawing

Family Colouring and Drawing Sundays from 1-4 p.m. at Summerside Rotary Library, Inspire Learning Centre, 57 Central St. Drawing challenges and colouring sheets for all ages.

1-4 p.m., March 12


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., March 12


Linkletter Bluegrass Concert

Bluegrass & Old Time Music Concert with two bands: Janet McGarry & Wildwood and Dunromin at Linkletter Community Centre at 1670 Route 11, Linkletter Road. Doors open at 1 p.m. Wheelchair accessible. Tickets: $10 at the door.

2 p.m., March 12


St. Louis Music Night

Music Night at St. Louis Community Centre. Performing: Edith Gaudet and friends. Admission $5. Night of country music. Lunch provided.

7:30 p.m., March 12




Hockeyville Voting

Voting station at O’Leary United Church CE Centre for those without access to Internet, Team available to set up emails and help vote online for O’Leary’s bid to move to next round of Kraft Hockeyville. Tablets and laptops available to vote as many times as you like. Refreshments and social time.

9 a.m.-5 p.m., March 13


Bridge Lessons and Games

Free bridge lessons for beginners at St. Eleanors Community Centre each Monday at 10 a.m. until March 27. 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., March 13


Bluegrass & Acoustic Music

Summerside Legion hosts bluegrass and acoustic music concert featuring The Treble Makers with Tillie MacLeod, Cindy Ellands-Arsenault and Gail DesRoches. 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., March 13


50th Celebration

Alberton Community School 50th closing celebration with music, skits and prizes. Donation of non-perishable goods for Caring Cupboard accepted. At Alberton Community Centre.

7:15 p.m. March 13


Seaview Games Night

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

7:30 p.m., March 13




O’Leary 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., March 14


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., March 14


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., March 14


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., March 14


Summerside Duplicate Bridge

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

6:15 p.m., March 14


Men's Shed Party

The Men's Shed at Slemon Park for sharing stories, songs, and companionship. Bring musical instrument to kitchen parties Tuesdays 6:30-8 p.m. at Slemon Park Community Room. Help with travel can be provided. Contact 902-439-1707 or 902-439-5480 for more information. Funding provided by P.E.I. Seniors' Secretariat.

6:30-8 p.m., March 14


Legion Cribbage

Cribbage games at Summerside Legion on Tuesdays starting at 7 p.m.

7 p.m., March 14


Silver Maple Seniors Cards

Silver Maple Seniors Club in Miscouche 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., March 14




Tea and Book Talk

The Kettle Is On: Book Talk. Meet other book lovers, enjoy a cup of tea. Discuss new books and old favourites. At Summerside Rotary Library, Inspire Learning Centre, 57 Central St., Summerside.

10:30 a.m., March 15


Parkview Line Dancing

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

1 p.m., March 15


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., March 15




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., March 16


Eptek Film Showing

Weekly Friends of Eptek Lunch Time Films continue Thursdays at noon at Eptek Centre, Summerside, with five travelogues in March. Guests can bring a lunch, Friends provide tea/coffee and cookies. This week: "In Search of Ancient Ireland: Heroes" (53 min.) distributed by Paramount Home Entertainment. For more info, call 902-888-8373.

12 noon, March 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., March 16


Summerset LEAP

Summerset Manor’s LEAP (Learning Elders Art Program) Open House at the Summerside manor. View artistic talents of residents, volunteers and staff. Refreshments served.

6-7:30 p.m., March 16


Garden Club Meeting

Summerside Area Garden Club’s March meeting at Wilmot Community Centre. Presentation by Phil Ferraro on “Bees”.

7 p.m., March 16




St. Patrick’s Day Tea

St. Patrick’s Day Tea at Gordon Memorial United Church in Alberton. Tickets available at the door.

11 a.m.-1 p.m., March 17


St. Patrick’s Day Concert

St. Patrick’s Day concert in St. Brigid’s Centre, Foxley River. Music by Ceilidh Brae. Sponsored by St. Brigid’s Knights of Columbus division. Refreshments and Irish stew available for sale. 

7:30 p.m., March 17


St. Patrick’s Fundraiser

St. Patrick’s Day Fundraiser at Summerside Legion commencing with auction, 50/50 draw, door prizes, dance to follow. All 19 and over welcome. Proceeds go to lounge renovations. Storm date March 18.

7:30 p.m., March 17




Gardening, Agriculture Session

Abram Village Public Library hosting presentations on gardening and agriculture with farmers to celebrate Agricultural Literacy Month. Readings also offered.

10:30 a.m., March 18


Pro-life demonstration

West Prince Right to Life pro-life demonstration along Roy Boats Ave., near entrance to Prince County Hospital, Summerside.

11 a.m., March 18


Authors Groups meetings

All writers invited to join West End of P.E.I.'s writers group meeting at Summerside Rotary Library, Inspire Learning Centre, from 1 to 4 p.m. Young Writers Group also meets at 1 p.m. in the library. Welcomes young people (10 to 18 years) of all interests, abilities and backgrounds who enjoy writing. Creative writing exercises.

1 p.m., March 18


Barbecue Pork Dinner

St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church, Crapaud, hold barbecue pork dinner. Two seatings: 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Tickets $16 per person. Tickets available from Connie at: 902-658-2333 or Irene at: 902-658-2857. Storm date: March 19.

4:30 and 5:30 p.m., March 18




Kelly's Cross Ceilidh

Ceilidh at Kelly's Cross Community Centre with house band including Mary Smith, Theo Weigers, Dave Moore, Lou Doiron and Ivor Price. Special guests: Theresa Hudson, Millie MacDonald, Shirley Doiron Peters, Emmett DeCoursey, Herb MacDougall, and Joe Penny.

7 p.m., March 19




Quilt Guild Sewing Day

Sewing Day for Northern Lights Quilt Guild at O'Leary Community Complex.

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


March Break Reading

County Fair Mall in Summerside hosting March Break activities March 20-24. Week starts with reading by Jaime Lee Mann and crafts, supported by Coles bookstore.

11 a.m., March 20




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 own needle-craft paraphernalia. At Summerside Rotary Library, Inspire Learning Centre.

2-4 p.m., March 23




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