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Listing of community events in and around Prince County

FRIDAY

 

Deadline for Candles

Service of Compassion and Hope hosted by South Shore United Church, Tryon, Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. This time of year some experience sorrow and loss, or stress while seeking peace in time of competing demands. Service provides sense of God’s renewing presence. To light a candle to remember loved one, call 902-658-2863 by Dec. 8.

Dec. 8

 

Summerside Playgroups

Summerside Playgroups at Family Place, 75 Central St., Mondays and Fridays 9:30-11:30 a.m., until Dec. 22. Chance for children and grown-ups to connect and socialize. Crafts, educational toys, healthy snack and circle time. Drop into Family Place, call 902-436-1348 or familyplace@eastlink.ca.

9:30-11:30 a.m., Dec. 8

 

Borden-Carleton Playgroups

Playgroups hosted by Family Place at Community Library in Fire Hall, 244 Borden Ave., Fridays 9:30-11:30 a.m., until Dec. 22. Children and grown-ups can connect and socialize. Crafts, educational toys, healthy snack and circle time. Drop into Family Place, Summerside, call 902-436-1348 or familyplace@eastlink.ca.

9:30-11:30 a.m., Dec. 8

 

Festive Desserts Class

Join Sobeys dietitian for free Taste and Learn…Festive Desserts class. Recipes and samples provided. Class at Sobeys Summerside. Register by emailing margaret.young@sobeys.com or calling 902-436-6731.

11 a.m.-12 p.m., Dec. 8

 

Knit, Crochet and Chat

Enjoy knitting, crocheting or other needle crafts? Want to learn? Whether experienced or beginner, bring in your project to O’Leary Library, get ideas and socialize. Fridays at 2 p.m.

2 p.m., Dec. 8

 

Sorensen Family Christmas

Annual Sorensen Family Christmas Concert, “There’s Music in the Air”, at South Shore United Church, #85 Rte. 10 in Tryon. Lunch and time for Christmas socializing after concert in Howatt Memorial Centre. Admission: freewill offering in support of the church. Contact: 902-658-2009.

7:30 p.m., Dec. 8

 

Legion Darts

Darts at Summerside Legion Fridays starting at 7:30 p.m. Also Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 12 noon.

7:30 p.m., Dec. 8

 

Chase Ace and Karaoke

St. Eleanors Lions Club Chase the Ace draw. Jackpot now $6,685 with 10 cards remaining. Tickets: $5 each, available during week at the club or online at acechaser.com until draw at 8 p.m. Friday. Don’t have to be present to win. Followed by Karaoke with Yogi and Booboo from 8:30 to 12 a.m.

8 p.m., Dec. 8

 

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. Doors open at 7 p.m. Draw at 9 p.m. Estimated jackpot: $16,500 with 41 cards remaining. Entertainment this week: Cathy Jackman, Jeff Coughin and Al Peters from 8 to 10 p.m. Free admission. For 19 years and over. Call: 902-854-3300.

8 p.m., Dec. 8

 

SATURDAY

 

Makerspace and Lego

Makerspace from 10 a.m.-12 noon 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., Dec. 9

 

Used Book Sale

Friends of Kensington Heritage Library used book sale at former Kensington Welcome Centre (in the Railyard) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sale in aid of programming at the library. Price by donation.

11 a.m.-1 p.m., Dec. 9

 

Junior Book Club

Junior Book Club for children ages 6 to 12 years who like reading? Meet up and share thoughts with other young readers. Bring a book to life through crafts and activities. At Summerside Rotary Library, Inspire Learning Centre, 57 Central St.

1 p.m., Dec. 9

 

Legion Kitchen Party

Kitchen Party at Summerside Legion featuring Cory Gallant. Also, tickets on sale for New Year’s Eve dance featuring Neon Moon.

2:30 p.m., Dec. 9

 

Ceilidh in the Brae

Ceilidh in the Brae at Immaculate Conception Parish Hall, Brae. Admission is freewill offering. Includes lunch and 50/50 draw.

7:30 p.m., Dec. 9

 

Club 50 Dance

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

8:30 to 11:30 p.m., Dec. 9

 

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., Dec. 10

 

Skating Day Canada

Skating Day Canada 150 at Evangeline Recreation Centre. Part of nationwide skating party. Cookies, coffee, hot chocolate, and, at 9:45 a.m., visit from Santa. Schedule: www.cscevangeline.ca. Organized in partnership with Evangeline Recreation Centre and Le Conseil Scolaire-communautaire Évangéline. Contact email: agente@cscevangeline.ca.

9 a.m.-2 p.m., Dec. 10

 

Family Colouring and Drawing

Every Sunday, drawing challenges and colouring sheets for all ages, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Summerside Rotary Library, Inspire Learning Centre, 57 Central St.

1-4 p.m., Dec. 10

 

Acoustic Music Jam

Acoustic Music Jam every Sunday, 2 to 8:30 p.m. at Acadian Musical Village (Expo-Centre) Abram-Village. No jams on Dec. 17, 24, 31 and April 1. Admission $3. Adults only. Roast turkey supper served at 5 p.m. - $11. Door prize and 50/50 draw. Contact: 902-854-2324

2-8:30 p.m., Dec. 10

 

Men of Harvest Concert

Men of the Harvest Christmas concert at Trinity United Church, 90 Spring St., Summerside. Admission $10 at the door. For information call 902-436-3155. Sponsored by Clark United Church Women.

3 p.m., Dec. 10

 

Christmas Cantata

Tyne Valley & Area Community Choir present Christmas Cantata, “King Forever” at Central Street Christian Church in Summerside at 3 p.m. and Tyne Valley Presbyterian Church at 7 p.m. Admission for both concerts is freewill offering for charities.

3 and 7 p.m., Dec. 10

 

St. Louis Christmas Show

St. Louis Community Centre Family Christmas show. Performing: Leona Perry, Lisa Carraghar and Wilma Thibodeau (Arsenault Sisters) and family members. Admission: $5. Lunch is free.

7:30 p.m., Dec. 10

 

MONDAY

 

Sewing Day in O’Leary

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

9 a.m.-4 p.m., Dec. 11

 

Miscouche Playgroups

Playgroups hosted by Family Place, Miscouche Rec Centre on High School St., Mondays until Dec. 18. Children practise social skills, while grown-ups connect and socialize. Crafts, educational toys, healthy snack and circle time. Drop into Summerside Family Place, call 902-436-1348 or familyplace@eastlink.ca.

9:30-11:30 a.m., Dec. 11

 

Kinkora Playgroups

Playgroups hosted by Family Place, at seniors room Kinkora Place, 45 Anderson St., Mondays until Dec. 18. Children can practise social skills, while grown-ups can connect and socialize. Crafts, educational toys, healthy snack and circle time. Drop into Family Place, Summerside, call 902-436-1348 or familyplace@eastlink.ca.

9:30-11:30 a.m., Dec. 11

 

Parkview Seniors Meeting

Parkview Seniors meeting at Parkview Seniors Hall, Summerside.

1:30 p.m., Dec. 11

 

Gift Wrapping and Baskets

Life Skills 101: Gift Wrapping and Baskets workshop. Learn how to make holiday gifts look extra special and make beautiful baskets. At Summerside Rotary Library, Inspire Learning Centre, 57 Central St.

6:30 p.m., Dec. 11

 

Parkview Cribbage

Parkview Seniors host Cribbage matches every Monday at 7 p.m. at Parkview Seniors in Summerside.

7 p.m., Dec. 11

 

Chair Yoga

Chair Yoga every Monday at Slemon Park Plaza. Gentle yoga using a chair for added support. Suitable for all ages and abilities. Contact: Kim at 902-888-7192.

7-8 p.m., Dec. 11

 

Bluegrass Christmas Party

Bluegrass & Acoustic Music potluck Christmas party at Summerside Legion. Blue Zone with John Campbell, Mim Murphy, Gary Arsenault and Dave Millar join in backing up open-mic performers. Free admission to those who bring something for potluck, or pay $5. Door prizes and 50/50 draw. Santa there with treats. Last concert til Jan. 8.

7-10 p.m., Dec. 11

 

TUESDAY

 

Parent-Child Program

Parent-Child Mother Goose Program at Family Place, 75 Central St., Summerside, Tuesdays 10-11:15 a.m., until Dec 19. For families with children 0-2 years. Free fun and interactive program. Rhymes, songs and stories. Older preschool siblings welcome. Register at Family Place, call 902-436-1348 or familyplace@eastlink.ca.

10-11:15 a.m., Dec. 12

 

O’Leary Library Storytime

Storytime for 3-to-5-year-olds and their people on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. at O’Leary Library. Fun drop-in literacy program using stories, songs and activities.

10:30 a.m., Dec. 12

 

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., Dec. 12

 

Bingo and Cards

Parkview Seniors offer Bingo at 1 p.m. and Auction card games at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays, at Parkview Seniors, Summerside.

1 and 7 p.m., Dec. 12

 

Wiggle, Giggle, Read

Wiggle, Giggle, Read program on every Tuesday 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 their caregivers.

1:30 p.m., Dec. 12

 

The Shed

Listen to jam session and bring instrument if you play, to The Shed. Every Tuesday night, free admission, for adults any age. Seeking new musicians. At Slemon Park Hotel and Conference Centre. For info call Kim at 902-888-7192.

7-9 p.m., Dec. 12

 

Summerside Legion Crib

Cribbage at Summerside Legion starting at 7 p.m.

7 p.m., Dec. 12

 

WEDNESDAY

 

Singing for Camp Keir

Victoria West Presbyterian Church hosts caroling featuring Roy MacCaull and Kim Tuplin plus lots of other local talent. Freewill offering to purchase windows for Camp Keir. Apple cider and cookies to follow.

7 p.m., Dec. 13

 

Fox Chase the Ace

Silver Fox Chase the Ace in aid of Junior Curling and Sailing. Draw every Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. This week’s jackpot: $11,400 with 32 cards left. Do not have to be present to win. Purchase tickets at Silver Fox, D. A. MacDonald Ltd. or Waugh’s Food Centre in Summerside.

8:30 p.m., Dec. 13

 

THURSDAY

 

Eptek Lunchtime Films

Eptek Lunchtime films Thursdays at noon. Some new films and others from late Friend, Blanche Hogg. This week: “Argentina: Land of Natural Wonder” (51 min.) distributed by IVN Entertainment Inc. Coffee, tea, cookies served by Friends of Eptek. No charge; donations accepted for refreshments. At Eptek Centre, Summerside.

12 noon, Dec. 14

 

Parkview Cards

Parkview Seniors offer Canasta card games at 1 p.m. and Auction cards at 7 p.m. on Thursdays, at Parkview Seniors, Summerside.

1 and 7 p.m., Dec. 14

 

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., Dec. 14

 

Candy Cane Science

Candy Cane Slime and other fun stuff for kids and their families at O'Leary Public Library. Drop in for stories and fun hands-on science with Candy Canes.

6 p.m., Dec. 14

 

Karaoke at Legion

Summerside Legion Karaoke starting at 8 p.m.

8 p.m., Dec. 14

 

 

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