Community Happenings

Published on May 17, 2017

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SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. – Come meet other book lovers and enjoy a cup of tea while discussing new books and old favourites at The Kettle Is On: Book Talk at Summerside Rotary Library, 57 Central St. 10:30 a.m., May 17.

Lunch and Learn

Canadian Christian Business Federation lunch and learn at 150 Industrial Crescent, Summerside. Connect with other Christian men and women involved in business or the professions to share, learn and network. Discussion 30: “Dependence on God II.” Confirm attendance at

12 p.m., May 17


Healthy Eating Support

Healthy Eating Support Group: Odd and Unusual Foods. Come ready to share and visit with group of people trying to make their health better by what they eat.

1 p.m., May 17


Speak Easy Toastmasters

Speak Easy Toastmasters Club meets at Community Connections, 701 Water St. West, Summerside. Program provides opportunity to develop or enhance communication and leadership skills. Guests always welcome.

6-8 p.m. on May 17


St. Louis Cards

Cards at St. Louis Community Centre, playing 45. Door opens at 7 p.m., games start at 8 p.m. Admission $10.

8 p.m., May 17


Silver Fox Chase

Chase the Ace at Silver Fox Curling Complex in partnership with Summerside Fire Department. Jackpot: $12,580 with 36 cards left. Tickets: $5, can be purchased up to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday before draw, from the bar at Silver Fox or from any member of fire department. Don't have to be present to win.

8:30 p.m., May 17




Storytime at Library

Storytime every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at Summerside Rotary Library, Inspire Learning Centre, 57 Central St. Come in and enjoy stories and activities for children aged 3 to 5 years.

10:30 a.m., May 18


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., May 18


Abram-Village Library Activity

Come learn how to cross-stitch a note card at Abram-Village Library.

2 p.m., May 18


Kensington Book Sale

Friends of the Kensington Heritage Library used book sale at Kensington Welcome Centre (in the Railyard) on May 18, from 5 to 7 p.m. and May 20 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Price by donation with proceeds going to aid programming at the library.

5-7 p.m., May 18


Garden Party and Plant Exchange

Learn how to make a wire moss lined hanging basket (which will be a door prize) and learn other gardening tips at the O’Leary Public Library. Bring in plants or seeds to exchange.

6:30 p.m., May 18


Summerside Legion Karaoke

Karaoke at Summerside Royal Canadian Legion at 8 p.m.

8 p.m., May 18




Yard Sale Alberton

Yard sale at Gordon Memorial United Church Hall in Alberton 4-8 p.m. on May 19 and 8 a.m.-12 p.m., May 20. Proceeds collected go towards general church funds.

4-8 p.m., May 19

8 a.m.-12 p.m., May 20


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., May 19


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. Estimated jackpot: $74,900, with 12 cards left.

7 p.m., May 19


Summerside Legion Darts

Darts at Summerside Legion, starting at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, 8 p.m. on Saturday and 12 noon on Sunday.

7:30 p.m., May 19


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. Tickets: $5. Contact branch: 902-855-2660.

8 p.m., May 19


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.

8 p.m., May 19




Indoor Flea Market

Indoor flea market/yard sale at Borden-Carleton Royal Canadian Legion with canteen sales and 50/50 draw. Free coffee and tea for vendors. Tables $10 each, contact Dianne at 902-437-2525 or Donna at 902-729-2028.

9 a.m.-12 p.m., May 20


Maker Space and Lego

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

10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., May 20


Pro-Life Demonstration

West Prince Pro-Life staging another peaceful demonstration along Roy Boates Ave., Summerside, near Prince County Hospital.

11 a.m., May 20


Kitchen Party and Games

Kitchen Party at Summerside Legion at 3 p.m. featuring Jeff Coughlin. Also, fun shuffleboard at 12 noon and darts at 8 p.m. All 19 and over welcome.

12 noon, 3-6 and 8 p.m., May 20


Young Writers Group

Summerside Rotary Library’s Young Writers Group welcomes young people (from 10-18 years old) of all interests, abilities, and backgrounds who enjoy any form of writing. Spark ideas and explore creative writing exercises and techniques.

1 p.m., May 20


Authors Group Meeting

Western Author’s Group meeting from 1-4 p.m. in Key Room at Summerside Rotary Library, Inspire Learning Centre, 57 Central St. Author Tom Mahoney talking about poetry Chapbooks. Any authors or anyone who enjoys writing stories, welcome to join western P.E.I’s writers group.

1-4 p.m., May 20


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., May 20


Fiddle Performance

Two-hour performance by Prince County Fiddlers in celebration of National Fiddle Day, at Britannia Hall in Tyne Valley. Tickets: $5.

7:30-9:30 p.m., May 20


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., May 20


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., May 20




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., May 21


Fun Darts at Legion

Fun darts at Summerside Legion commencing at noon.

12 p.m., May 21


Family Colouring and Drawing

Drawing challenges and colouring sheets for all ages, at family colouring and drawing sessions 1-4 p.m. every Sunday afternoon at Summerside Rotary Library, Inspire Learning Centre, 57 Central St.

1 p.m., May 21


Kelly’s Cross Ceilidh

Ceilidh at Kelly’s Cross Community Centre, lower level of St. Joseph’s Church. House Band: Elmer Doiron, David Moore, Bill Campbell, Gertie Campbell, and Herb McDonald. Guests: Megan Ellands, Mike Johnson, Pat Molyneaux, Brendan Griffin, Diane Adams Roche, Hazel St Armand, Fraiser Squires, Wayne Gallant. Admission: $5, includes lunch. 50/50 draw.

7 p.m., May 21


St. Louis Music Night

Sunday Music Night at St. Louis Community Centre. Admission $5. Performng - Wilma Jones and family members.

7:30 p.m., May 21




Bluegrass & Acoustic Music 

Bluegrass & Acoustic Music concert at Summerside Legion featuring SK Bluegrass with Frank and Eileen Brown, Glenda Johnston and Jerome Arsenault. Open-mic performers, 7-7:30 p.m., have free admission. Admission: $5. 50/50 draw and door prize. Bring acoustic instruments for jam after concert.

7-9 p.m., May 22


Seaview Games Night

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

7:30 p.m., May 22




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., May 23


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., May 23


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 and their caregivers. Drop-in program. At Summerside Rotary Library, in Inspire learning Centre, every Tuesday.

1:30 p.m., May 23


Gardeners’ Night

Summerside & Area Garden Club Night at Kent store, Summerside, 6-8 p.m. Rain date is May 24.

6-8 p.m., May 23


Bedeque Ceilidh

Ceilidh at Bedeque United Church Hall. Roy MacCaull and Friends providing the entertainment. Admission: $6. Lunch served.

7:30 p.m., May 23


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., May 23


Evangeline Al-Anon Anniversary

Evangeline AFG celebrating its 32nd anniversary at Egmont Bay Church, basement level. AA and Al-Anon speakers. Lunch and fellowship to follow.

8 p.m., May 23




ArtsSmarts Exhibition

Annual ArtsSmarts exhibition featuring work from Kensington Intermediate and Senior High and École Pierre-Chiasson from May 24 to June 2 at Eptek Art & Culture Centre at 130 Heather Moyse Dr., Summerside. Gallery open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays to Fridays and 12 to 4 p.m. Sundays. Phone: 902-888-8373. Admission by donation.


Parkview Ceilidh

Parkview Ceilidh with The Noye Family performing at Parkview Seniors’ Club, 335 Central St., Summerside.

7:30 p.m., May 24




Needle Craft Club

Needle Craft Club at Summerside Rotary Library, Inspire Learning Centre, 57 Central St. Meet new people and socialize while knitting or doing other needlework. Get advice, learn new techniques and see interesting projects to try. Bring your own needle-craft paraphernalia.

2-4 p.m., May 25


O’Leary Library Activity

Lego fun at O’Leary Public Library starting at 4 p.m.

4 p.m., May 25




Emerald Yard Sale

Community yard sale at Emerald Community Centre. Proceeds from table rentals go to Emerald Community Centre.

8 a.m.-12 p.m., May 27


Annual Plant Sale

Summerside & Area Garden Club annual plant sale and Community Yard Sale at Wilmot Community Centre. Set up 8-9 a.m. with sale from 9 a.m.-12 noon.

9 a.m.-12 p.m., May 27


Abram-Village Library

Mini Olympic games at Abram-Village Library.

10:30 a.m., May 27


Adult Book Club

Join in lively discussion about some of today’s most intriguing and thought-provoking books at Summerside Rotary Library, 57 Central St. This month’s book: “Gold Diggers, Striking It Rich in the Klondike” by Charlotte Gray

2 p.m., May 27




ICMP Fundraising Concert

12th annual International Children’s Memorial Place spring fundraising concert at Centre Belle Alliance, Summerside. Performers: Treble with Girls, Garth Matthews, Matthews Family and Friends, Courtney Hogan, John Webster. Tickets: $20 available from ICMP board members, Century 21 Summerside, or Heather Carver at 902-954-0197.

7 p.m., May 28




Computer Club

Every second Monday morning EPSI (East Prince Seniors Initiative) hosting Computer Club. Bring laptop, tablet, or iPad to the Key Room, second floor of Inspire Learning Centre at 57 Central St, Summerside, anytime between 10 a.m. and noon. Representatives there to lend a hand.

10 a.m.-12 noon, May 29




Teen Book Club

Teen Book Club is for teens Grades 8 through 12. Come in and sign out the copy of the book, read it and then come hang out and talk about it at the Summerside Rotary Library.

4 p.m., May 30


Campsie Gardeners’ Night

Summerside & Area Garden Club Night at Campsie Gardens.

6-8 p.m., May 30


Scottish Concert

MacKinnon Homestead Scottish Concert at 31228 Rte. 2, Richmond, featuring Scottish music and songs with the Bells; Lynne Provance and Cecilia Bell.

7:30 p.m., May 30




Variety Concert

Spring Valley Hall, Route 102, variety concert. Sale of fudge at intermission. Admission: adults $7, 12 and under $3.

7:30 p.m., June 1




Yard Sale for Special Olympics

Multi-Family yard sale, baked goods, crafts, and plant sale at St. Eleanors Community Centre. All funds raised in support of Special Olympics Prince County athletes, coaches, and volunteers for provincial and national competitions.

7:30 a.m.-12 p.m., June 3




Gutsy Walk

Gutsy Walk for Crohn’s and Colitis at Seawalk Park, North Rustico. Registration at 1 p.m. To register, donate, or for online fundraising, go to www.GustyWalk2017/locations.

1 p.m., June 4


Walk for Alzheimer’s

Annual 5 km Walk & Run for Alzheimer’s, Summerside, to promote awareness of Alzheimer’s and other dementias and raises funds to provide support and services to 2,492 Islanders with this disease and families. At Shipyard Market, 370 Water St. Register at For info call 902-628-2257 or email Register/check-in 12 p.m.

1 p.m. June 4




Quilt Guild Meeting

Northern Lights Quilt Guild regular and annual meeting at O’Leary Community Complex.

10 a.m., June 5


CPR Learning Session

Malpeque Women’s Institute host free CPR learning session presented by Heart and Stroke Foundation and Island First Aid at Malpeque Community Centre, Rte. 20. Registration required, call 902-439-3396.

7 p.m., June 5




PCH Garden Planting

Summerside & Area Garden Club annual planting at Prince County Hospital garden.

10 a.m.-12 noon, June 10




P.E.I. Musical Adventure

Musical performance by Lynne Provance and Cecilia Bell at MacKinnon Homestead, 31228 Rte. 2, Richmond. Performances include P.E.I./Scottish traditional and original music and songs.

7:30 p.m., June 13




Sewing Day

Northern Lights Quilt Guild sewing day at O’Leary Community Complex from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

9 a.m.- 4 p.m., June 19


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