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Listings of events happening in an around Prince County

SATURDAY

 

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

 

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 a.m.-1 p.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

 

SUNDAY

 

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.

Dec. 31

 

New Year’s Eve Party

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: $30 available by calling Village musical office, 902-854-3300, or Nancy Smith at 902-854-2072.

9 p.m., Dec. 31

 

New Year’s Eve Dance

2017 New Year’s Eve dance at Summerside Legion featuring Neon Moon.

Dec. 31

 

MONDAY

 

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

 

TUESDAY

 

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

 

The Shed

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

7-9 p.m., Jan. 2

 

WEDNESDAY

 

Kuddles For Kids

Kuddles For Kids meet from 1 to 4 p.m. at St. Mary’s Hall, Summer St., Summerside, to make teddy bears for needy children here and

abroad. For information call Heather Johnston ‪902-724-5309.

1-4 p.m., Jan. 3

 

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. Purchase tickets at Silver Fox, D. A. MacDonald Ltd. or Waugh’s Food Centre, Summerside.

8:30 p.m., Jan. 3

 

THURSDAY

 

Family Storytime

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

10:30 a.m., Jan. 4

 

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 Cards

Parkview Seniors Club offers Auction cards at 7 p.m. on Thursdays, at Parkview Seniors, Summerside.

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

 

FRIDAY

 

iPad, iPhone Workshop

EPSI (East Prince Seniors Initiative) hosts "iFun" session for anyone who has iPads or iPhones. Workshop from 10 a.m. until noon in Key Room at Inspire Learning Centre. Drop by to learn few tips and tricks for iProducts.

10 a.m.-12 p.m., Jan. 5

 

Chase Ace and Karaoke

St. Eleanors Lions Club Chase the Ace draw. 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., Jan. 5

 

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 7 p.m. Draw 9 p.m. 19 and over. Call: 902-854-3300.

8 p.m., Jan. 5

 

SATURDAY

 

Makerspace and Lego

Makerspace from 10 a.m. to 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., Jan. 6

 

Library Puppet Show

Watch a puppet play then stay and make up your own. Family fun for everyone. At Summerside Rotary Library, Inspire Learning Centre, 57 Central St.

11 a.m., Jan. 6

 

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

 

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., Jan. 7

 

Cartoon Drawing Group

Enjoy drawing cartoons? Come join others in a friendly, casual environment and draw together at Cartoon Drawing Group. Meet Sundays at Summerside Rotary Library, Inspire Learning Centre, 57 Central St.

12:30 p.m., Jan. 7

 

Exam Study Blitz

Exam Study Blitz for teens from Jan. 7 to Jan. 17 from 1 to 5 p.m.

Help with acing exams. Drop by for designated study space, snacks, study break activities, and giveaways at Summerside Rotary Library, Inspire Learning Centre, 57 Central St.

1-5 p.m., Jan. 7

 

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., Jan. 7

 

Acoustic Music Jam

Acoustic Music Jam every Sunday, 2 to 8:30 p.m. at Acadian Musical Village (Expo-Centre), Abram-Village. No jam April 1. Organized by Acadian Musical Village and Evangeline Bluegrass Festival. Admission $3. Adults only. Supper served at 5 p.m. - $10. Door Prize and 50/50 Draw. Contact: 902-854-2324.

2-8:30 p.m., Jan. 7

 

MONDAY

 

Rock & Talk Playgroup

New 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., Jan. 8

 

Miscouche Playgroups

Miscouche Playgroups hosted by Family Place, at Miscouche Rec Centre, High School St. Mondays 9:30-11:30 a.m. beginning Jan. 8. 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., Jan. 8

 

Kinkora Playgroups

Kinkora Playgroups hosted by Family Place, at Kinkora Place, 45 Anderson St., Mondays 9:30-11:30 a.m. beginning Jan. 8. 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., Jan. 8

 

Guild Meeting and Workshop

Northern Lights Quilt Guild regular meeting at O’Leary Community Complex at 10 a.m. Workshop to follow.

10 a.m., Jan. 8

 

Chair Yoga

Chair Yoga – energizing yoga with support of a chair at Slemon Park Plaza. Contact: Kim at 902-888-7192.

6-7 p.m., Jan. 8

 

TUESDAY

 

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 familyplace@eastlink.ca.

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

 

Money Management Series

Financial Literacy: Retirement and Government Plans – free money management seminar series presented by Anne Flynn. Series shows how to take control of your money and your life. Family friendly program. At Summerside Rotary Library, Inspire Learning Centre, 57 Central St.

6:30 p.m., Jan. 9

 

WEDNESDAY

 

Quilting for Beginners

Quilting for Beginners Wednesdays, beginning Jan. 10. Learn quilt-making basics in this free class. Learn to sew basic block square and assemble a sampler quilt. Pre-registration required. Participants must provide their own material (sewing machine, thread and fabric). At Summerside Rotary Library, Inspire Learning Centre, 57 Central St.

10 a.m., Jan. 10

 

THURSDAY

 

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., Jan. 11

 

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 you could try. Bring own needle craft paraphernalia. At Summerside Rotary Library, Inspire Learning Centre, 57 Central St.

2 p.m., Jan. 11

 

FRIDAY

 

Borden-Carleton Playgroups

Borden-Carleton Playgroups hosted by Family Place, at Community Library in Fire Hall, 244 Borden Ave. Fridays beginning Jan. 12. 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., Jan. 12

 

 

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