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Listing of events and activities happening in and around Prince County

WEDNESDAY

Kensington Playgroups

Playgroups hosted by Family Place, at Murray Christian Centre, School St., Kensington. Wednesdays 9:30-11:30 a.m. until June 20. Chance for children and grown-ups to socialize. Staff co-ordinates craft, educational toys, healthy snack and circle time. For info, drop into Family Place, call 902-436-1348 or familyplace@eastlink.ca.

9:30-11:30 a.m., March 14

Quilting for Beginners

Learn quilt-making basics in free Quilting for Beginners class Wednesdays at Summerside Rotary Library in Inspire Learning Centre. Learn how to sew basic block square and assemble sampler quilt. Registration required as space is limited. Participants must provide their own material (sewing machine, thread and fabric).

10 a.m.-12 noon, March 14

Prenatal, Breastfeeding Groups

Bosom Buddies Breastfeeding Support Group Breastfeeding group at 10-11:30 a.m. Nursing babies and toddlers welcome. New Beginnings Prenatal Group for expectant parents, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Prenatal topics plus food supplements, nutritious supper, Baby Box bassinet and infant clothing included. At Family Place, 75 Central St., Summerside, Wednesdays. To register, drop in, call 902-436-1348 or familyplace@eastlink.ca.

10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., March 14

Healthy Meet and Greet

Join Bernadette Campbell and Katelin Campbell, registered dietitians, at Slemon Park Health Centre, for meet and greet. Pick up nutrition tips and healthy snacks and fill out ballot for a prize. For more info, contact Bernadette at 902-432-2600.

1-3 p.m., March 14

Knitting Circle

Bring along project or start a new one at Slemon Park Knitting Circle. Great way to meet new people and learn new skills. In Community Room, Slemon Park Plaza. Contact: Kim at 902-888-7192.

1-3 p.m., March 14

Happy Course at Library

Happy Course hosted by Great Enlightenment Buddhist Institute Society. Free six-week discussion series to meet friendly, like-minded people and find simple ways to make yourself and others happy. Wednesdays at 6 p.m. until March 28 at Summerside Rotary Library in the Inspire Learning Centre (57 Central St.).

6 p.m., March 14

Parkview Ceilidh

Parkview Ceilidh at Parkview Seniors Club, 335 Central St., Summerside, featuring group On The Road Again, consisting of John Campbell, Claude Gaudet, Ernie Gallant, Joe Lawless, Bobby McLean and Cindy Arsenault (weather permitting). Lunch and 50/50 tickets available.

7:30 p.m., March 14

Fox Chase the Ace

Silver Fox Chase the Ace in aid of Junior Curling and Sailing. Draw every Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. Jackpot: $18,005 with 19 cards left. Do not have to be present to win. Purchase tickets at Silver Fox, D.A. MacDonald Ltd. or Waugh’s Food Centre, Summerside.

8:30 p.m., March 14

THURSDAY

Postnatal Group

Beyond the Bump Postnatal Group at Family Place, Summerside, Thursdays. Group for new parents, free. Onsite childcare, food supplements for breastfeeding moms, snacks, baby/toddler clothing. Meet at CUP last Thursday of month for swim with baby. Register at Family Place, call 902-436-1348 or familyplace@eastlink.ca.

9:30-11:30 a.m., March 15

Bingo for Kids

Bingo for kids at Abram-Village Public Library.

10 a.m., March 15

Storytime with Farmer

Canadian Agricultural Literacy Month: Storytime with a Farmer. Local farmer visiting library, reading to children, and talking about farm life. For ages 3-5 years and their families. At Summerside Rotary Library in Inspire Learning Centre, 57 Central St.

10:30 a.m., March 15

Family Storytime

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

10:30 a.m., March 15

Eptek Lunchtime Films

Eptek Lunchtime films Thursdays at noon. Some new films and others from late Friend, Blanche Hogg. This week: “In Search of Ancient Ireland: Saints” (57 minutes) distributed by PBS Home Video. Bring a lunch; coffee, tea, cookies served by Friends of Eptek. No charge but donations accepted for refreshments.

12 noon, March 15

Parkview Seniors Cards

Card games on Thursdays at Parkview Seniors’ Club. Canasta at 1 p.m. and Auction at 7 p.m. At 335 Central St., Summerside.

1 and 7 p.m., March 15

O’Leary Library Book Sale

Friends of O’Leary Library Giant Book Sale on Thursday 4 to 8 p.m., and Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fill a bag for $2. Stock up for March Break reading. Proceeds support library programs.

4-8 p.m., March 15

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

Hospice Meeting

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

6:30 p.m., March 15

Summerside Garden Club

Summerside Area Garden Club meeting at Wilmot Community Centre, 110 Gillespie Ave. Guest Speaker: Vanessa Hamming from V’s Flower Farm, speaking about perennials and seedlings.

7 p.m., March 15

Winter Island Tour Concert

St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church, 391 Nelson St., Crapaud, hosts Winter Island Tour 2018 Concert featuring Newfoundland performers, Matthew Bryne and Sherman Downey. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets: $23, available from Charles Sherren at 902-658-2648 or online at: www.winterislandtour.com. Light lunch at intermission and door prize.

7:30 p.m., March 15

Karaoke with Clayton

Summerside Legion Karaoke with Clayton Gallant starting at 8 p.m.

8 p.m., March 15

Chase The Ice

Western Capitals Booster Club and Slemon Park Plex’s Chase The Ice next draw at Capitals home playoff game. Card flip following game. Down to 3 cards with Ace pot estimated at $50,000. Tickets available during week at Bernard’s Quik Mart, Slemon Park Kwik Way, Mel’s Convenience, Credit Union Place front desk or online at https://chasetheice.5050central.com. Do not have to be present to win.

March 15

FRIDAY

Borden-Carleton Playgroup

Borden-Carleton Playgroups hosted by Family Place, at Community Library in Fire Hall, 244 Borden Ave. Fridays. Children and grown-ups chance to socialize. Staff co-ordinates craft, educational toys, healthy snack and circle time. For info, drop into Family Place, call 902-436-1348 or familyplace@eastlink.ca.

9:30-11:30 a.m., March 16

Summerside Playgroup

Playgroups hosted by Family Place, 75 Central St., Summerside, Fridays. Children and grown-ups chance to socialize. Staff co-ordinates craft, educational toys, healthy snack and circle time. For info, drop into Family Place, call 902-436-1348 or familyplace@eastlink.ca.

9:30-11:30 a.m., March 16

Playing and Reading

Wiggle, Giggle, Read program Fridays at 10:30 a.m. and Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. at Summerside Rotary Library, Inspire Learning Centre, 57 Central St. Rhymes, songs and playtime activities for babies 0-36 months and caregivers.

10:30 a.m., March 16

St. Patrick’s Tea

St. Patrick’s Day Tea 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Gordon Memorial United Church Hall, Alberton. Admission: $7 per person, tickets available at the door. All welcome.

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., March 16

Lenten Worship Service

Annual Lenten Worship Services at noon, luncheon at 12:30 p.m., sponsored by Summerside and Area Christian Council, on Fridays in Lent. This week at Summerside Church of the Nazarene, 156 Fitzroy St. Donations of $5 appreciated with funds going to Merrill J. MacLeod Bursary and community needs/programs in Summerside area.

12 noon, March 16

Knit, Crochet, Chat

Knit, Crochet and Chat offered Fridays at 1 p.m. at O’Leary Public Library. For experienced or just beginners, bring in projects, get ideas and socialize.

1 p.m., March 16

Family Karaoke

All ages welcome for very informal karaoke. Bound to be giggling as participants find their inner superstar. At Slemon Park Community Room.

6 p.m., March 16

Community Games Night

Community Games Night at St. Mark’s Hall, 49 Victoria St. East, Kensington. Crokinole, Cribbage, cards, board games and Wii provided or bring own favourite game. Admission: free. Light lunch served. Open to all ages.

7 p.m., March 16

Kensington Lions Cards

Kensington Lions Club hosts Auction card games every Friday at 7 p.m. at Kensington Legion, 30 Garden Dr.

7 p.m., March 16

Elmsdale Music Night

Roger Chaisson and friends entertaining at Elmsdale Community Centre.

7:30 p.m., March 16

Summerside Legion Darts

Darts at Summerside Legion Fridays at 7:30 p.m. Also Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 12 noon. New members welcome.

7:30  p.m., March 16

Chase Ace and Karaoke

St. Eleanors Lions Club Chase the Ace draw. Jackpot $2,195 with 39 cards remaining. Tickets: $5 each, available at the club Monday to Friday, 4-8 p.m. Draw at 8 p.m. Friday. Don’t have to be present to win. Followed by St. Patrick’s Day Karaoke with only Irish songs this Friday with Yogi and Booboo.

8 p.m., March 16

Evangeline Chase the Ace

Evangeline Rec Centre, Acadian Musical Village, and Mont-Carmel Parish Chase the Ace draw Friday at Acadian Musical Village, Abram-Village. Estimated jackpot: $27,500 with 32 cards remaining. Doors open 7 p.m. Draw 9 p.m. Entertainment this week: Marcel Caissie and Allan Gallant on from 8-10 p.m. Free admission, for 19 plus. Contact: 902-854-3300.

8-10 p.m., March 16

SATURDAY

Agriculture Day at Library

Agriculture Day event at Abram-Village Public Library.

10 a.m., March 17

Makerspace and Lego

Makerspace at 10 a.m. every Saturday, offering DIY spaces where families can gather to create, invent and learn. Lego Club meets Saturdays at 2:30 p.m. offering fun building with Lego. Both at Summerside Rotary Library, Inspire Learning Centre, 57 Central St.

10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., March 17

Authors Group Meeting

Do you enjoy writing? Meet and share ideas and feedback with other aspiring writers. Western Authors Group (WAG) meeting at Summerside Rotary Library in Inspire Learning Centre, 57 Central St. New members always welcome.

1-4 p.m., March 17

Legion Kitchen Party

Kitchen party at Summerside Legion from 2 to 5 p.m.

2-5 p.m., March 17

Ceilidh in the Brae

Ceilidh in the Brae at Immaculate Conception Parish Hall, Brae. Admission: freewill offering. Lunch and 50/50 draw.

7:30 p.m., March 17

Lions Kitchen Party

New Kitchen Party at St. Eleanors Lions Club Saturday nights from 8 to 11 p.m. with Country Roadrunner (Donna Lee Perry). Open mic at 9:30 p.m., so bring an instrument or just sing along.

8-11 p.m., March 17

Chase the Ace

Royal Canadian Legion, Borden-Carleton, Chase the Ace draw every Saturday at 8 p.m. Tickets: $5, available at Ceretti's Grocery, Howatt’s Shell and Legion Branch.

8 p.m., March 17

Club 50 Dance

Dance every Saturday night at Club 50 in Abram-Village from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. (weather permitting). Dancing to country and old rock and roll by live band. Lunch and 50/50 draw. Admission $6.

8:30-11:30 p.m., March 17

O’Leary Chase the Ace

Chase the Ace for O’Leary rink, curling club and Legion. Draw on Saturday evenings at O’Leary Legion around 10 p.m.

10 p.m., March 17

SUNDAY

Indoor Flea Market

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 18

Pancake Breakfast

Royal Canadian Legion, Borden-Carleton, pancake breakfast from 10 a.m. to 12 noon

Includes pancakes or French toast, sausage or ham, scrambled eggs, tea, coffee, juice. $7 per person.

10 a.m.-12 p.m., March 18

Drawing and Colouring

Enjoy drawing cartoons? Come join others in a friendly, casual environment and draw together at Cartoon Drawing Group at 12:30 p.m. Sundays. Also Family Colouring and Drawing from 1 to 4 p.m. with drawing challenges and colouring sheets for all ages. At Summerside Rotary Library, Inspire Learning Centre, 57 Central St.

12:30 and 1 p.m., March 18

Acoustic Music Jam

Acoustic Music Jam every Sunday, 2 to 8:30 p.m. at Acadian Musical Village (Expo-Centre) in Abram-Village. Presented by Evangeline Bluegrass Festival and Acadian Musical Village. Admission: $3. Adults only. Supper served at 5 p.m. for $10. Door prize and 50/50 draw. Contact 902-854-2324.

2-8:30 p.m., March 18

St. Patrick’s Concert

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

7:30 p.m., March 18

MONDAY

O’Leary Sewing Day

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

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

Rock & Talk Playgroup

Rock & Talk Playgroup hosted by Family Place, 75 Central St., Summerside, Mondays, for babies, toddlers and caregivers. Allow children and grown-ups chance to socialize. Staff co-ordinates activities, educational toys, healthy snack and Parent Child Mother Goose circle time. Call 902-436-1348 or familyplace@eastlink.ca.

9:30-11:30 a.m., March 19

Miscouche Playgroups

Playgroups hosted by Family Place, at Miscouche Rec Centre, High School St. Mondays 9:30-11:30 a.m. Children and grown-ups chance to socialize. Staff co-ordinates craft, educational toys, healthy snack and circle time. For info, drop into Family Place, call 902-436-1348 or familyplace@eastlink.ca.

9:30-11:30 a.m., March 19

Kinkora Playgroups

Playgroups hosted by Family Place, at Kinkora Place, 45 Anderson St., Mondays 9:30-11:30 a.m. Children and grown-ups chance to socialize. Staff co-ordinates craft, educational toys, healthy snack and circle time. For info, drop into Family Place, call 902-436-1348 or familyplace@eastlink.ca.

9:30-11:30 a.m., March 19

Gentle Yoga

Join Karen Langevin for gentle yoga class. One-hour class perfect for beginners, seniors or those coming back to yoga or looking for gentle practice. Will leave you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated, while creating wider range of flexibility. $5 per class. Bring a mat and small blanket or beach towel. At Slemon Park Plaza. Contact: Kim at 902-888-7192.

6-7 p.m., March 19

Library Trivia Night

Test your knowledge with fun, free night of trivia at Summerside Rotary Library. Bring a friend or start a team. In Inspire Learning Centre, 57 Central St.

6:30 p.m., March 19

Legion Bluegrass Concert

Bluegrass and Acoustic Music concert at Summerside Legion, 7-9 p.m. Open-mike 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., March 19

Parkview Seniors Crib

Cribbage games on Mondays at 7 p.m. at Parkview Seniors’ Club, 335 Central St., Summerside.

7 p.m., March 19

Seaview Hall Games

Card and Crokinole games night at Sea View Hall Mondays at 7:30 p.m. Light lunch served.

7:30 p.m., March 19

TUESDAY

O’Leary Storytime

Regular storytime at O’Leary Public Library on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Fun drop-in literacy program using stories, songs and activities for preschoolers and their people. Also, Computer Help for Beginners Tuesdays at 1 p.m. or call 902-859-8788 to set up appointment.

10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., March 20

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 20

Library Open House

Open House at O'Leary Library. Drop in for munchies and find out about all the things library has to offer – much more than books.

1 p.m., March 20

Parkview Seniors Games

Parkview Seniors Tuesday activities: Bingo at 1 p.m. and Auction cards at 7 p.m. weekly at Parkview Seniors’ Club, 335 Central St., Summerside.

1 and 7 p.m., March 20

Stroller Fit Program

Stroller Fit hosted by Family Place, at Credit Union Place walking track Tuesdays 1:30-2:30 p.m. Group for new parents of all ages and their wee ones, free. Get some exercise and meet and socialize with other new parents. Registration not required. For info, drop in to Family Place, call 902-436-1348 or familyplace@eastlink.ca.

1:30-2:30 p.m., March 20

Reading and Teen Drop-In

Wiggle, Giggle, Read program Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. and Fridays at 10:30 a.m. Rhymes, songs and playtime activities for babies 0-36 months and caregivers. Teen Drop-in Tuesdays at 4 p.m. for choice of social space or quiet space for studying. Weekly activities, board games, Wi-Fi, gaming, resume help, healthy snacks. At Summerside Rotary Library, Inspire Learning Centre.

1:30 and 4 p.m., March 20

Teen Advisory Group

Summerside Rotary Library Teen Advisory Group for ages 13 to 18. Want to have your say in what events and activities happen at library and want to make Summerside a better place? Earn volunteer hours and build skills in leadership and project management all while having fun and being creative. Teen advisory group meets monthly after school at library in Inspire Learning Centre, 57 Central St.

3:45 p.m., March 20

Storytime at Library

Reading and stories at Abram-Village Public Library. Also snacks for all.

6 p.m., March 20

Healthy Cooking Class

Join Sobeys chef and dietitian for Healthy Cooking class. Enjoy meal prepared by chef and get nutrition tips from dietitian. Cost: $15 per person. Class at Sobeys Summerside. On the menu: Baked Veggie Fritters with Lemon Herb Sauce, Green Apple and Walnut Salad, Maple Salmon, Garlic Roasted Cauliflower. Register by emailing margaret.young@sobeys.com or calling 902-436-6731.

6-8 p.m., March 20    

The Shed

Come the The Shed to listen to jam session and bring an instrument if you play. Every Tuesday night, free admission, for adults any age. At Slemon Park Hotel and Conference Centre. Contact: Kim at 902-888-7192.

7-9 p.m., March 20

Summerside Legion Crib

Cribbage matches at Summerside Legion starting at 7 p.m. Tuesdays.

7 p.m., March 20

THURSDAY

Needle Craft Club

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

2 p.m., March 22

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