O’Leary Christmas Cantata
“Hope for the World” Christmas Cantata at O’Leary Nazarene Church.
7 p.m., Dec. 22
Chase Ace and Karaoke
St. Eleanors Lions Club Chase the Ace draw. Jackpot now $1,095 with 51 cards left. 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. 22
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 $18,000, 39 cards remaining. Doors open 7 p.m. Draw at 9 p.m. Entertainment this week: Paul Arsenault on from 8 to 10 p.m. Free admission. 19 and over. Call: 902-854-3300.
8 p.m., Dec. 22
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. 23
Used Book Sale
Friends of the Kensington Heritage Library used book sale at former Kensington Welcome Centre (in the Railyard) Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sale in aid of programming at the library. Price by donation.
11-1 p.m., Dec. 23
Appreciation Day and Darts
2017 Appreciation Day at Summerside Legion with special draws, munchies all day. Darts at Summerside Legion Saturdays at 8 p.m.
Summerside Legion open until 4 p.m. Christmas Eve.
New Year’s Advance Purchase
New Year’s Eve Party: evening of music, dance and good food at Village musical Acadien, Abram-Village. Music by Misty Water. Doors open at 9 p.m., music and buffet starts at 10 p.m. Tickets can be purchased in advance until Sunday, Dec. 24; cost: $25, afterwards, cost: $30. Tickets, call the Village musical office, 902-854-3300, or Nancy Smith at 902-854-2072.
Candlelight Family Christmas Eve gathering at Clyde River Baptist Church. All warmly welcomed.
6:30 p.m., Dec. 24
Christmas Eve Service
Christmas Eve Service at South Shore United Church, #85 Route 10 in Tryon. Service full of special music, carol singing and re-telling the Christmas story.
7 p.m., Dec. 24
Christmas Cantata “Glorious Joy” will be presented at O'Leary Baptist Church on Christmas Eve. All are welcome.
7:30 p.m., Dec. 24
Boxing Day Kitchen Party
Summerside Legion Boxing Day Kitchen Party starting at 2 p.m. featuring draws and entertainment.
2-5 p.m., Dec. 26
Free Christmas Dinner
Summerside Church of the Nazarene hosting free Community Christmas Dinner at 156 Fitzroy St., Summerside. Dinner at 5 p.m., with lots of food, friends, and draws for prizes.
5 p.m., Dec. 26
Fox Chase the Ace
Silver Fox Chase the Ace in aid of Junior Curling and Sailing. Draw every Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. Do not have to be present to win. This week’s jackpot: $12,210, with 30 cards remaining. Purchase tickets at Silver Fox, D. A. MacDonald Ltd. or Waugh’s Food Centre, Summerside.
8:30 p.m., Dec. 27
Thursday Night Jamboree at Linkletter Community Centre, 1670 Route 11. Featuring Dunromin (Vans Bryant, Harold Noye, John Campbell, Jim Dickson, Marnie Noye) followed by open-mic segment with singers, step-dancers, etc. 50/50 draw and prizes. Admission $8 includes lunch.
7 p.m., Dec. 28
Karaoke with Clayton Gallant at Summerside Legion commencing at 8 p.m.
8 p.m., Dec. 28
Noon Year’s Eve Party
Noon Year’s Eve Party at Summerside Rotary Library, Inspire Learning Centre, 57 Central St. Count down to 12 o’clock noon with activities and crafts related to New Year’s celebration. For families who do not want to stay up late. All ages welcome.
11 a.m., Dec. 30
Adult Book Club
Adult Book Club meet at Summerside Rotary Library, Inspire Learning Centre, 57 Central St. Join in lively discussion about some of today's most intriguing and thought-provoking books. This month discussing “The Goldfinch” by Donna Tartt.
2 p.m., Dec. 30
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., Dec. 30
Deadline for Rug Hooking
Eight free rug hooking classes for seniors, sponsored by LEAP begin Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, at Kinkora Place, 45 Anderson Road. Contact Joan 902-887-2852 or Georgie 902-887-2267 to register before Dec. 31.
New Year’s Eve Dance
2017 New Year’s Eve dance at Summerside Legion featuring Neon Moon.
New Year’s Levee
2018 levee at Summerside Legion starting at 12:30 p.m., dance at 1:30 p.m. featuring music of Neon Moon.
12:30 p.m., Jan. 1
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., Jan. 2
Eptek Nature Talk
Eptek Centre, Summerside, hosts naturalist Dan McAskill’s talk “Birds of the Island,” while gallery is filled with birds carved by Prince County Woodcarvers Guild. Learn about various birds seen in P.E.I. Admission free.
7 p.m., Jan. 2
Eptek Lunchtime Films
Eptek Lunchtime films Thursdays at noon. Some new films and others from late Friend, Blanche Hogg. This week: “Canada: Magnificent Journeys: New Frontiers” (60 minutes) distributed by Reader’s Digest. Coffee, tea, cookies served by Friends of Eptek. No charge; donations accepted for refreshments.
12 noon, Jan. 4
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., Jan. 4
Eptek Book Club
Members of Eptek Centre Book Club meet at Eptek to discuss “Burden of Desire” by Robert MacNeil. Story of love triangle between bohemian Halifax south-end belle, Dalhousie professor and young Anglican minister during time around Halifax Explosion. Explores impact of explosion on Halifax society. New members welcome. 902-888-8373.
7 p.m., Jan. 4
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.
8:30-11:30 p.m., Jan. 6
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., Jan. 7
Baby Sign Language
Baby Signs Sign Language for Babies hosted by Family Place, 75 Central St., Summerside, Tuesdays 9:30-11:30 a.m., Jan 9–Feb 13, 2018. Program helps children develop language and cognitive skills. To register, drop into Family Place, call 902-436-1348 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
9:30-11:30 a.m., Jan. 9
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., Jan. 9
Community Happenings are published daily and are for non-profit groups to publicize upcoming events. Keep submissions to less than 30 words. Email: email@example.com or drop submissions off at our Summerside office, 316 Water St., or at the Journal Pioneer Alberton bureau.