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Stephanie Sheppard brought her 15-month-old daughter, Lucy, to celebrate the important role drums played in the preservation of African rhythmic heritage at Summerside Rotary Library last weekend.
Stephanie Sheppard brought her 15-month-old daughter, Lucy, to celebrate the important role drums played in the preservation of African rhythmic heritage at Summerside Rotary Library recently. - Desiree Anstey

Listing of events and happenings in and around Prince County

TUESDAY

Wiggle, Giggle, Munch

New Wiggle, Giggle & Munch family program hosted by Family Place, at Summerside Rotary Library Tuesdays 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., until May 22. Fun family program focusing on physical activity, nutrition and creativity. Designed for children aged 2-5 years and their parents/caregivers. To register, drop in to Family Place, call 902-436-1348 or email familyplace@eastlink.ca.

9:30-11:30 a.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 24

Green Thumb Basics

Join arborist Wayne Ellis for afternoon of learning basic tips and tricks to getting your yard ready for spring. Green Thumb Basics session at Slemon Park Community Room.

1-3 p.m., April 24

Parkview Bingo

Bingo at 1 p.m. and Auction card games at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Parkview Seniors Club, 335 Central St., Summerside.

1 and 7 p.m., April 24

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 and their wee ones, free. Get some exercise and meet and socialize with other new parents. Registration not required.

1:30-2:30 p.m., April 24

Library Reading Program

Summerside Rotary Library hosts Wiggle, Giggle, Read every Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. and Friday at 10:30 a.m. Rhymes, songs and playtime activities for baby’s 0-36 months and their caregivers.

1:30 a.m., April 24

Teen Book Club

Teens grades 8 through 12 meet each month to talk about books and socialize at Teen Book Club at Summerside Rotary Library. This month reading “The Hate U Give” by Angie Thomas. Pick up copy of current book club selection at library’s main circulation desk.

4 p.m., April 24

The Shed

Listen to jam session and bring an instrument if you play every Tuesday night at The Shed. Free admission, adults any age. At Slemon Park Hotel and Conference Centre. Call Kim at 902-888-7192.

7-9 p.m., April 24

Summerside Legion Crib

Cribbage games begin at 7 p.m. at Summerside Legion.

7 p.m., April 24

WEDNESDAY

Kensington Playgroups

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

9:30-11:30 a.m., April 25

Quilting for Beginners

Learn quilt-making basics in free class at Summerside Rotary Library Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Sew basic block square and assemble sampler quilt. Registration required as space is limited. Participants must provide own material (sewing machine, thread and fabric).

10 a.m.-12 noon, April 25

Prenatal, Breastfeeding Groups

Bosom Buddies breastfeeding support group, 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. Register at Family Place, call 902-436-1348 or email familyplace@eastlink.ca.

10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., April 25

Small Space Gardening

Garth Davey, master gardener, presenting workshop on Small Space Garden Ideas for containers, patios or small lot owners, at Alberton Public Library.

1 p.m. April 25

Parkview Ceilidh

Parkview Ceilidh at Parkview Senior Citizens’ Club, 335 Central St., Summerside. Entertainment by group On the Road Again, consisting of Claude Gaudet, John Campbell, Ernie Gallant, Joe Lawless and Glen Gaudet. Lunch and 50/50 available.

7:30 p.m., April 25

Chase the Ace

Silver Fox Chase the Ace, in aid of Junior Curling and Sailing, draw every Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. Jackpot now: $22,360, with 13 cards left. Do not have to be present to win. Purchase tickets at Silver Fox, D. Alex MacDonald Ltd. or Waugh’s Food Centre.

8:30 p.m., April 25

THURSDAY

Postnatal Group

Beyond the Bump Postnatal Group at Family Place, 75 Central St., 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 (Diaper Fit) and last Friday of month for movie (Stars & Strollers). Register at Family Place, call 902-436-1348 or familyplace@eastlink.ca.

9:30-11:30 a.m., April 26

Pets Discussion at Library

Discussion about our friendly cats and dogs at Abram-Village Public Library.

10 a.m., April 26

Eptek Lunchtime Films

Explore America’s National Parks with Friends of Eptek this April with Eptek Lunchtime Films. This week: “America’s National Parks: Discovering Yosemite” (44 minutes), distributed by Good Times Entertainment. Bring a sandwich; Friends provide tea/coffee and cookies. No charge for film; donations accepted for refreshments. New films plus some from late Friend, Blanche Hogg, at Eptek Centre, Summerside.

12 noon, April 26

Cards at Parkview

Canasta card games at 1 p.m. and Auction card games at 7 p.m. Thursdays at Parkview Seniors Club, 335 Central St., Summerside.

1 and 7 p.m., April 26

Needle Craft Club

Meet new people and socialize while you knit or do other needlework at Summerside Rotary Library. Get advice, learn new techniques and see interesting, new projects to try. Bring own needle craft paraphernalia.

2 p.m., April 26

Chocolate Bar Bingo

Chocolate Bar Bingo. One regular-size chocolate bar buys two cards for 10 games. All ages. Prizes: Chocolate Bars! At Slemon Park Plaza.

6 p.m., April 26

Celiac Info Session

Have celiac disease? Have questions? Join celiac information session at Sobeys Community Room, Summerside.

630 p.m., April 26

Ellerslie Legion Meetings

Ellerslie Legion general meeting at the branch #22 Royal Canadian Legion at 7 p.m. Annual meeting to follow.

7 p.m., April 26

Summerside Legion Karaoke

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

8 p.m., April 26

FRIDAY

Borden-Carleton Playgroup

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

9:30-11:30 a.m., April 27

Summerside Playgroup

Playgroups hosted by Family Place, 75 Central St., Summerside, Fridays. 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., April 27

Sobeys Cooking Class

Join the Sobeys Dietitian for a free Cooking for 1 or 2 class. Learn how to plan meals for smaller families. Recipes and samples provided. This class is being held on Friday, April 27, 1pm -2:30pm at Sobeys Summerside. Register by emailing margaret.young@sobeys.com or calling 902-436-6731.

1-2:30 p.m., April 27

Family Karaoke

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

6-8 p.m., April 27

Evangeline Chase the Ace

Evangeline Recreation Centre, Acadian Musical Village and Mont-Carmel Parish hold Chase the Ace draw every Friday night at Acadian Musical Village in Abram-Village. Estimated jackpot: $34,500 with 24 cards remaining. Doors open at 7 p.m. Draw at 9 p.m. Entertainment this week: Nick, Samantha and Shane Arsenault. Admission free, for 19 years and older. Contact: (902) 854-3300.

8-10 p.m., April 27

SATURDAY

Christian Business Breakfast

Canadian Christian Business Federation Summerside Chapter breakfast. Connect with other Christian men and women in business or the professions to share, learn and network. Discussion 36: Priorities. At Granville Street Diner, 454 Granville St., Summerside. Confirm attendance by emailing: allan.ramjattan@gmail.com

7:30-8:30 a.m., April 28

Chicken Salad Lunch

Chicken salad luncheon at Murray Christian Centre, Kensington United Church. Ham available upon advance request. 12 p.m. sitting. Takeout available from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For tickets, contact Phyllis: 902-436-7064 or church office: 902-836-3639, secretarykensingtonunited@bellaliant.net

11 a.m., April 28

Adult Book Club

Join Summerside Rotary Library Adult Book Club for lively discussion about some of today’s most thought-provoking books. Pick up copy of latest book club selection at main circulation desk at Summerside Rotary Library.

2 p.m., April 28

Parkview Spring Social

Spring Social for Parkview Seniors Club at Parkview Hall, Central St., Summerside. For members only. Door prizes and refreshments provided by club.

2-4 p.m., April 28

Legion Kitchen Party

Kitchen Party at Summerside Legion from 2 to 5 p.m., this week featuring Sandra Jones.

2-5 p.m., April 28

SUNDAY

Acoustic Music Jam

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

2-8:30 p.m., April 29

Men of Harvest Concert

Men of the Harvest in concert at St. John’s Presbyterian Church, New London. Proceeds in aid of New London Cemetery. For information call 902-886-2528.

3 p.m., April 29

St. Louis Music Night

Music night at St. Louis Community Centre. Musicians: Lloyd Buchannon and Wanda Dunbar – brother and sister performance.. Admission $5. Light lunch served.

7:30 p.m., April 29

MONDAY

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., April 30

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., April 30

Legion Bluegrass Concert

Bluegrass & Acoustic Music concert at Summerside Legion. Open-mike performers on 7-7:30 p.m. have free admission. Admission: $5. 50/50 draw and door prizes. Bring acoustic instruments for jam after concert.

7-9 p.m., April 30

Parkview Cribbage

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

7 p.m., April 30

Seaview Hall Games

Seaview Hall games night with Crokinole and cards every Monday at 7:30 p.m.

7:30 p.m., April 30

SUNDAY

Walk for Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer Society of P.E.I.’s Walk for Alzheimer’s in Summerside and Charlottetown. Registration now open. Visit www.walkpei.ca or call 902-370-3136.

May 27

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