Community Happenings

Published on April 20, 2017

Film screenings

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SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. – Eptek Film Showing. Weekly Friends of Eptek Lunch Time Films continue Thursdays at noon at Eptek Centre, Summerside, for one more month before summer break. Guests can bring a lunch, Friends provide tea/coffee and cookies. This week: “Royal Collection: The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II” (50 minutes) distributed by BBC. For more info, call 902-888-8373. 12 noon, April 20

Eptek Film Showing

Weekly Friends of Eptek Lunch Time Films continue Thursdays at noon at Eptek Centre, Summerside, for one more month before summer break. Guests can bring a lunch, Friends provide tea/coffee and cookies. This week: “Royal Collection: The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II” (50 minutes) distributed by BBC. For more info, call 902-888-8373.

12 noon, April 20


Card Games at Parkview

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., April 20


Kensington Book Sale

Friends of Kensington Heritage Library used book sale at Kensington Welcome Centre (in Railyard) on Thursday from 5-7 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sale in aid of programming at library. Price by donation. 

5-7 p.m., April 20

11 a.m.-1 p.m., April 22


Hospice Meeting

East Prince Hospice meeting in St. Lawrence Room, Prince County Hospital, Summerside.

6:30 p.m., April 20


Garden Club Meeting

Meeting of Summerside & Area Garden Club at Wilmot Community Centre. Presentation: ‘Spring Gardening Woes’ by Vince McRae. Also tickets for bus tour to New Brunswick available from Marie Lawrence and Helen MacDonald for $90 a seat.

7 p.m., April 20


Legion Karaoke

Karaoke with Clayton Gallant at Summerside Legion.

8 p.m., April 20




Recycled Book Art

Celebrate Earth Day making hearts and flowers out of recycled books at Alberton Public Library.

10:30 a.m., April 21


Cooking for Arthritis Class

Join Sobeys dietitian for free Cooking for Arthritis class. Recipes and samples provided. Class at Sobeys Summerside. Register by emailing or calling 902-436-6731.

10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., April 21


Evangeline Chase the Ace

Evangeline Rec Centre, Acadian Musical Village and Wellington Fire Department Chase the Ace draw. 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.

7-9 p.m., April 21


New London Chase

Chase the Ace at New London Community Complex, 10227 Rte. 6. Friday nights, open at 7 p.m., draw at 9 p.m. See Facebook page.

7 p.m., April 21


Summerside Legion Darts

Darts at Summerside Legion. All 19 and over invited to attend.

7:30 p.m., April 21


Borden-Carleton Chase Ace

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., April 21


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 opens daily at 4 p.m. Jackpot now $2,195. Club was closed Good Friday so was no draw April 14.

8 p.m., April 21




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.

10 a.m., April 22


Shuffleboard and Darts

Fun Shuffleboard at Summerside Legion on Saturdays at 12 noon. Darts at 8 p.m. All 19 and over welcome.

12 and 8 p.m., April 22


Earth Day Event

Earth Day Fun: ‘Turn Trash into Treasures’ at O'Leary Public Library.

1 p.m., April 22


Authors Group Meeting

Western Authors’ Group (WAG) meet from 1-4 p.m. at 57 Central Street, Summerside, in Key Room on second floor of Inspire Learning Centre. Visitors welcome.

1-4 p.m., April 22


Legion Kitchen Party

This week’s Kitchen Party at Summerside Legion features music of Cory Gallant.

3-6 p.m., April 22


Cold Plate Takeout

Cold plate takeout turkey/ham dinner by St. Eleanors Lioness. Includes turkey/ham, salads, dessert. Tickets sold in advance: $12 adults and $7 for under age 12. For tickets call (902) 436-9380 after 4 p.m. All proceeds go to Lioness group’s community services.

4-6 p.m., April 22


BIG Hearts 2017

Tickets available for 10th annual Cox & Palmer’s BIG Hearts 2017 in support of Heart & Stroke at The Oval, Credit Union Place, Summerside. Meal by Emily McKeown of Fiveeleven West, silent auction and live musical entertainment by Johnny Ross and Peggy Clinton. Tickets: $100, tables of eight: $750, online at: or call Heart & Stroke office at 892-7441 or 1-888-473-4636.

6 p.m., April 22


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., April 22


Helping Hands Jamboree

Helping Hands Band Jamboree at St. Anthony's Hall

Route 2, Woodstock. Admission at the door. Music, fun and lunch.

7:30 p.m., April 22


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. Admission $6. Anyone over 40 welcome.

8:30-11:30 p.m., April 22




Linkletter Flea Market

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.-1 p.m. For tables phone Kari at 902-786-9979. Free admission.

8 a.m.-1 p.m., April 23


Fun darts at Legion

Fun darts at Summerside Legion commencing at 12 noon.

12 p.m., April 23


Art Show Opening

Official opening of Summerside Art Club members’ group show “Colour Splash” at Eptek Centre, Summerside. Exhibit here until May 12. Also during April, group exhibition in the lobby entitled “Stone Stories” with paintings and drawings featuring inukshuks. Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays to Fridays and 12 to 4 p.m. Sundays. Call: 902-888-8373. Admission by donation.

2 p.m., April 23


St. John's Memorial Service

Memorial Service at St. John's Anglican Church, Ellerslie. Music by Helping Hands Band.

7 p.m., April 23




Quilt Guild Sewing Day

Sewing Day: Northern Lights Quilt Guild at O’Leary Community Complex.

9 a.m.-4 p.m., April 24


Giant Auction Card Party

Giant Auction card party at Kinkora Kanata Club, sponsored by Kinkora History Club and Maple Leaf Seniors. First prize $100, second $50, third $25, plus door prizes. Admission $7 per player. Bring a partner. Lunch served. For more information contact Les Nantes at 902-887-2851 or Georgie Smith at 902-887-2267.

1:30 p.m., April 24


Legion Variety Concert

Variety concert, featuring Mary Smith & Touch of Country with Wayne Diamond, Lou Doiron and Theo Wiegersth, at Summerside Legion. Open-mike performers, 7-7:30 p.m., have free admission. Admission: $5. 50/50 draw and door prize. Bring a friend and acoustic instruments for jam after concert.

7-9 p.m., April 24


Seaview Games Night

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

7:30 p.m., April 24




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., April 25


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., April 25


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., April 25


Men’s Shed Get-together

Men’s Shed at Slemon Park. Mission to promote positive lifestyles. Bring musical instrument to kitchen party. 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 info. Funding provided by P.E.I. Seniors Secretariat.

6:30-8 p.m., April 25


Parenting Program

Triple P Positive Parenting Program: Stepping Stones & Group Triple P offered by Family Place, 75 Central St., Summerside, from April 25 to May 23, 7-9 p.m. Free program providing practical help in raising children. For info and to register, drop in to Family Place, call 436-1348 or

7-9 p.m., April 25


Legion Cribbage

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

7 p.m., April 25


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., April 25




Desserts and Makeover
Have Your Dessert and a Facial Too event benefiting Mary Kay Ash Charitable Foundation (MKACF), at Kensington Legion, 88 Victoria St. Tickets $10, available at Legion bar or Tara Davison (cell) 902-432-0066 or MKACF supports women living with cancer and to help end violence against women programs.

7 p.m., May 1




Hospice P.E.I. Walk

Hospice P.E.I. Walk begins at Shipyard Market. Registration 1:30 p.m.; hike begins at 2 p.m. Individual fundraising pledges or $20 registration fee; family fundraising pledges or $50 registration fee. To get a pledge sheet contact:

1:30 p.m., May 7




Rural Beautification Workshop

P.E.I. Rural Beautification Society offers gardening and home and property improvement workshops every spring. Next one at Alberton Heritage Centre, Church St. Open to public. Speakers vary between workshops.

7 p.m., May 11




Giant Yard Sale

Giant yard sale event to support Kensington Area Refugee Sponsorship Initiative, on grounds of Gallery 18, 10686 Route 6, New London. Goes rain or shine.

9 a.m., May 13




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