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Toby Kennaugh, 8 months, watches sisters Abi, 5, middle, and Kate, 11, right, play a toy xylophone during baby and toddler lap-sit playgroup at the Inspire Learning Centre in Summerside. These playgroups are held inside the centre’s Summerside Rotary Library on Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m.
Toby Kennaugh, 8 months, watches sisters Abi, 5, middle, and Kate, 11, right, play a toy xylophone during baby and toddler lap-sit playgroup at the Inspire Learning Centre in Summerside. Journal Pioneer file photo

Listing of events happening in and around Prince County.

FRIDAY

 

Borden-Carleton Playgroup

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 Playgroup

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

 

Knit, Crochet, Chat

Knit, Crochet and Chat offered Fridays at 1 p.m. at O’Leary Public Library.

1 p.m., Jan. 12

 

Legion Darts

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

7:30 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. Jackpot: $20,000 with 36 cards left. Doors open 7 p.m. Draw 9 p.m. Entertainment this week: Cathy Jackman and Jeff Coughlin 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

 

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. 13

 

Used Book Sale

Friends of the 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., 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

 

Legion Kitchen Party

Kitchen Party at Summerside Legion featuring Louise Arsenault and Danny Drogin.

2 p.m., Jan. 13

 

Helping Hands Jamboree

Helping Hands Band Jamboree at St. Anthony’s Hall, Rte. 2, Woodstock. Admission at the door. Music, fun and lunch.

7:30 p.m., Jan. 13

 

Club 50 Dance

Dance every Saturday night at Club 50 in Abram-Village from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. (weather permitting). 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. 13

 

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. 14

 

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. 14

 

Opening Portraits in Oil

Official opening of Bernadette Kernaghan’s exhibition “Portraits in Oil: New Friends and Neighbours” at Eptek Art & Culture Centre, Summerside. Paintings of individuals Kernaghan has met since her move to P.E.I. in 2014. On display until Feb. 23. Eptek open Tuesday to Friday 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday 12-4 p.m. Admission by donation.

2 p.m., Jan. 14

 

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. 14

 

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. 15

 

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. 15

 

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. 15

 

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. 15

 

Emergency Response

Representative from Emergency Measures Organization visiting Summerside Rotary Library to teach how to look after yourself and your family for three days if emergency occurs. Library at Inspire Learning Centre, 57 Central St.

6:30 p.m., Jan. 15

 

Alberton Community School

Still many spaces available in Alberton Community School classes at Alberton Elementary School Mondays. Contact Kelly Gillis 902-853-3885 for further info.

7 p.m., Jan. 15

 

Summerside Legion Meeting

General meeting of George R. Pearkes VC Branch 5 Legion, Summerside. All members urged to attend. Light refreshments served after meeting.

7 p.m., Jan. 15

 

Legion Variety Concert

Variety concert featuring On The Road Again with Ernie Gallant, Claude Gaudet, John Campbell and Joe Lawless 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. 15

 

Seaview Hall Games

Card and Crokinole games night at Sea View Hall Mondays at 7:30 p.m. Light lunch served.

7:30 p.m., Jan. 15

 

TUESDAY

 

Baby Signs Program

Sign Language for Babies hosted by Family Place, 75 Central St., Summerside, Tuesdays until Feb. 20. Baby Signs Program helps children develop language and cognitive skills. To register, drop in to Family Place, call 902-436-1348 or familyplace@eastlink.ca.

9:30-11:30 a.m., Jan. 16

 

O’Leary Storytime

Regular storytime at O’Leary Public Library on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.

10:30 a.m., Jan. 16

 

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. 16

 

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 of all ages and their wee ones, free. Get some exercise and meet and socialize with other new parents. Registration not required. For info, drop in to Family Place, call 902-436-1348 or familyplace@eastlink.ca.

1:30-2:30 p.m., Jan. 16

 

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. 16

 

Healthy Cooking Class

Join Sobeys chef and dietitian for Healthy Cooking class. $15 per person. Class 6-8 p.m. at Sobeys Summerside. Menu: smoked cheddar broccoli soup, baked white fish in tomato sauce, sweet potato cauliflower mash, simply roasted Brussels sprouts. Register by emailing margaret.young@sobeys.com or calling 902-436-6731.     

6-8 p.m., Jan. 16

 

Bond to Literacy Program

Bond to Literacy hosted by Family Place, 75 Central St., Summerside, Tuesdays until Feb. 20. Free six-session program providing: weekly group meetings with families, lesson packets to help teach children, free high quality children’s books. Onsite childcare. To register, drop in to Family Place, call 902-436-1348 or familyplace@eastlink.ca.

6:30-8:30 p.m., Jan. 16

 

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. 16

 

Cribbage matches

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

7 p.m., Jan. 16

 

WEDNESDAY

 

Kensington Playgroups

Playgroups hosted by Family Place, at Murray Christian Centre, School St., Kensington. Wednesdays 9:30-11:30 a.m. until June 20. 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., Jan. 15

 

Prenatal, Breastfeeding Groups

Bosom Buddies Breastfeeding Support Group Breastfeeding group at 10-11:30 a.m. Nursing babies and toddlers welcome. New Beginnings Prenatal Group for expectant parents, 5-7 p.m. Free. Food supplements, nutritious supper, Baby Box and infant clothing included. At Family Place, 75 Central St., Summerside, Wednesdays. To register, drop in, call 902-436-1348 or familyplace@eastlink.ca.

10 a.m. and 5 p.m., Jan. 17

 

Brain Healthy Lifestyle

Fun and interactive presentation on Brain Healthy Lifestyle to keep the brain working stronger for longer. Alzheimer Awareness Month event at Alberton Public Library.

11 a.m. Jan. 17

 

Christian Business Lunch

Canadian Christian Business Federation Summerside Chapter Lunch and Learn. Connect with other Christian men and women in business or the professions to share, learn and network. Discussion 34: Situational Leadership. At Jars of Clay cafe, 314 First St., Summerside. Confirm attendance by emailing: allan.ramjattan@gmail.com

12 noon, Jan. 17

 

Filmworks Summerside

Filmworks Summerside resumes monthly film series, with “The Divine Order,” story of quiet young housewife who becomes involved in fighting for women’s right to vote in 1971 Switzerland. All screenings at Cineplex Cinemas Summerside starting at 6:30 p.m. Tickets available at the door for $10.

6:30 p.m., Jan. 17

 

Fox Chase the Ace

Silver Fox Chase the Ace in aid of Junior Curling and Sailing. Jackpot: $13,605 with 27 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. 17

 

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. 18

 

Pooh Day at Library

Winnie the Pooh day at Abram-Village Public Library, 1596 Rte. 124.

10 a.m., Jan. 18

 

Library Family Storytime

Family Storytime with a Mail Carrier. Local mail carrier from Canada Post visiting Summerside Rotary Library to read to children and talk about job. At Inspire Learning Centre, 57 Central St.

10:30 a.m., Jan. 18

 

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. 18

 

Eptek Lunchtime Films

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

12 noon, Jan. 18

 

Rug Hooking Classes

Maple Leaf Seniors Club offering eight free rug hooking classes for seniors, sponsored by LEAP, beginning Jan. 18 at Kinkora Place, 45 Anderson Rd. Contacts: Joan 902-887-2852 or Georgie 902-887-2267.

Jan. 18

 

Parkview Cards

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

7 p.m., Jan. 18

 

FRIDAY

 

Blood Sugars Class

Join Sobeys dietitian for free 5 Secrets to Better Blood Sugars class. Learn about food solutions to help manage blood sugars. At Sobeys Summerside. Register by emailing margaret.young@sobeys.com or calling 902-436-6731.

10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Jan. 19

 

THURSDAY

 

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. 25

 

 

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