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Listing of community events happening in and around Prince County

SATURDAY

 

Valentines for Vets

Prepare Valentine cards for vets at Abram Village Public Library, 1596 Rte. 124, Abram-Village.

10 a.m., Jan. 6

 

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

 

Used Book Sale

Friends of the Kensington Heritage Library used book sale at former Kensington Welcome Centre (in the Railyard). Sale in aid of programming at the library. Price by donation.

11 a.m.-1 p.m., Jan. 6

 

Legion Kitchen Party

Kitchen Party from 2 to 5 p.m. at Summerside Legion featuring Keelin Wedge and Corey Gallant.

2-5 p.m., Jan. 6

 

Ceilidh in the Brae

Ceilidh in the Brae at Immaculate Conception Parish Hall, Brae. Freewill offering, lunch, and 50/50 draw.

7:30 p.m., Jan. 6

 

Legion Darts

Darts at Summerside Legion starting at 8 p.m. Also on Fridays at 7:30 p.m. New members welcome.

8 p.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 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., 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

 

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

 

St. Louis Music Night

Music at St. Louis Community Centre. Performing: Carl and Clint Doucette. Admission $5. Welcome back to night of country music. All proceeds for upkeep of centre.

7:30 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

 

Parkview Seniors Meeting

Parkview Seniors Club monthly and annual meeting. Membership dues must be paid by March.

1:30 p.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

 

Bluegrass & Acoustic Music

Bluegrass & Acoustic Music concert, featuring the Arsenault Brothers, at Summerside Legion, 7-9 p.m. Open-mike performers, 7-7:30 p.m., have free admission. Admission $5. Also 50/50 draw and door prize. Bring acoustic instruments for jam after concert.

7-9 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

 

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. 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

 

The Shed

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

7-9 p.m., Jan. 9

 

Cribbage matches

Cribbage games on Tuesdays at Summerside Legion commencing at 7 p.m.

7 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

 

Kuddles For Kids

Kuddles For Kids meet at St. Mary’s Hall, Summer St., Summerside, to make teddy bears for needy children here and abroad. For more information call Heather Johnston ‪902-724-5309.

1-4 p.m., Jan. 10

 

Community School Registration

Not too late to register for St. Eleanors Community School, register at 6:30 p.m. before classes at Greenfield School, Darby Drive, Summerside. Classes begin at 7 p.m.

6:30 p.m., Jan. 10

 

Fox Chase the Ace

Silver Fox Chase the Ace in aid of Junior Curling and Sailing. Jackpot now $13,150 with 28 cards left. 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. 10

 

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., Jan. 11

 

Family Storytime

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

10:30 a.m., Jan. 11

 

Eptek Lunchtime Films

Eptek Lunchtime films Thursdays at noon. Some new films and others from late Friend, Blanche Hogg. This week: “Canada: Magnificent Journeys: Treasures of the Land” (60 minutes) distributed by Reader’s Digest. Coffee, tea, cookies served by Friends of Eptek. No charge; donations accepted for refreshments.

12 noon, 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

 

Parkview Cards

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

7 p.m., Jan. 11

 

Karaoke at Legion

Summerside Legion Karaoke starting at 8 p.m.

8 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

 

Summerside Playgroups

Playgroups hosted by Family Place, 75 Central St., Summerside, 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

 

Taste and Learn Class

Join Sobeys dietitian for free Taste and Learn…Warming Winter Soups class. Recipes and samples provided. At Sobeys Summerside. Register by emailing margaret.young@sobeys.com or calling 902-436-6731.

11 a.m.-12 p.m., Jan. 12

 

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. 12

 

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. Entertainment from 8–10 p.m. Free admission. 19 and over. Call: 902-854-3300.

8 p.m., Jan. 12

 

SATURDAY

 

Rubber Duckie’s Birthday

Rubber Duckie’s birthday event at Abram-Village Public Library, 1596 Rte. 124.

10 a.m., Jan. 13

 

Junior Book Club

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

1 p.m., Jan. 13

 

 

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