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A listing of community events and activities happening in and around Prince County

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., Feb. 14

Hospice Fudge Sale

East Prince Hospice Fudge Sale at County Fair Mall on Valentine's Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. In support of East Prince Hospice.

10 a.m.-2 p.m., Feb. 14

Quilting for Beginners

Learn quilt-making basics in free Quilting for Beginners class Wednesdays at Summerside Rotary Library in Inspire Learning Centre. Learn how to sew basic block square and assemble sampler quilt. Registration required as space is limited. Participants must provide their own material (sewing machine, thread and fabric).

10 a.m.-12 noon, Feb. 14

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., Feb. 14

Peace, Kindness Events

Find out how to fill your bucket with kindness and respect for others at 10:30 a.m. at Alberton Public Library. Celebrating Family Violence Prevention Week. Also, at 1 p.m. Peace, Kindness, Love Family Storytime for 3-5-year-olds and their caregivers.

1 p.m., Feb. 14

Knitting Circle

Knitting Circle at Community Room, Slemon Park Plaza. Bring along a project or start new one. Meet new people and learn new skills. Questions? Call Kim at 902-888-7192.

1-3 p.m., Feb. 14

Kuddles For Kids

Volunteers needed for Kuddles for Kids program. Meeting at St. Mary's Hall, Summer St., Summerside, to make teddy bears for needy children here and abroad. For information: Heather Johnston ‪902-724-5309.

1-4 p.m., Feb. 14

Parkview Seniors’ Ceilidh

Ceilidh at Parkview Seniors’ Club, 335 Central St., Summerside, weather permitting. Guest performers: Juliette Squarebriggs, Jack Darrach and Fred Arsenault. Lunch and 50/50 tickets available.

7:30 p.m., Feb. 14

Fox Chase the Ace

Silver Fox Chase the Ace in aid of Junior Curling and Sailing. Draw every Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. Jackpot: $15,515 with 23 cards left. 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., Feb. 14

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., Feb. 15

Kindness, Love Storytime

Peace, Kindness, and Love Storytime – special storytime commemorating Family Violence Prevention Week. Come in and enjoy stories and activities for children ages 3 to 5 years.

10:30 a.m., Feb. 15

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., Feb. 15

Eptek Lunchtime Films

Eptek Lunchtime films Thursdays at noon. Some new films and others from late Friend, Blanche Hogg. This week: “Anne Murray in Jamaica” (60 min.) distributed by Standing Room Only Entertainment. Bring a lunch; coffee, tea, cookies served by Friends of Eptek. No charge but donations accepted for refreshments.

12 noon, Feb. 15

Parkview Seniors Cards

Card games on Thursdays at Parkview Seniors’ Club. Canasta at 1 p.m. and Auction at 7 p.m. At 335 Central St., Summerside.

1 and 7 p.m., Feb. 15

Flag Day Photo Booth

Send good wishes and selfie to Canadian athletes during National Flag Day in Olympic-Canada Flag Photo Booth from 2 to 8 p.m. at Tignish Public Library.

2-8 p.m., Feb. 15

Investment Info Session

Investment Information Session with Dan MacDonald (Investments & Insurance) at O’Leary Public Library. For those just starting out, nearing retirement or somewhere in between, information on how to be prepared financially. Free session.

6 p.m., Feb. 15

Legion Karaoke Contest

Karaoke at Summerside Legion starting at 8 p.m. Second week of contest.

8 p.m., Feb. 15

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., Feb. 16

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., Feb. 16

Drawing with Artist

Drawing with Maurice Bernard at Summerside Rotary Library, Inspire Learning Centre. Call to pre-register for this program as space is limited. Friday at 10 a.m. for ages 6 to 9, and 11 a.m. for ages 10-18.

10 a.m.-12 noon, Feb. 16

Knit, Crochet, Chat

Knit, Crochet and Chat offered Fridays at 1 p.m. at O’Leary Public Library. For experienced or just beginners, bring in projects, get ideas and socialize.

1 p.m., Feb. 16

Legion Darts

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

7:30 p.m., Feb. 16

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., Feb. 16

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: $24,000 with 33 cards left. Doors open 7 p.m. Draw 9 p.m. Entertainment this week: Julie Arsenault and Alyssa Harper from 8–10 p.m. Free admission. 19 and over. Call: 902-854-3300.

8 p.m., Feb. 16

SATURDAY

Makerspace and Lego

Makerspace at 10 a.m. 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., Feb. 17

Legion Kitchen Party

Kitchen party at Summerside Legion from 2 to 5 p.m., featuring Sandra Jones.

2-5 p.m., Feb. 17

Chase the Ace

Royal Canadian Legion, Borden-Carleton, Chase the Ace draw every Saturday at 8 p.m. Tickets: $5, available at Ceretti's Grocery, Howatt’s Shell and Legion Branch.

8 p.m., Feb. 17

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. Admission $6.

8:30-11:30 p.m., Feb. 17

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., Feb. 18

Drawing and Colouring

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., Feb. 18

Board Games at Library

Board Games with a twist. Ever played Jenga with chopsticks? How about musical chairs Connect 4? Come to library and play favourite board games in new way. Teen program but all welcome.

1 p.m., Feb. 18

Acoustic Music Jam

Acoustic Music Jam every Sunday, 2 to 8:30 p.m. at Acadian Musical Village (Expo-Centre) in Abram-Village. Presented by Evangeline Bluegrass Festival and Acadian Musical Village. Admission: $3. Adults only. Supper served at 5 p.m. for $10. Door prize and 50/50 draw.

Contact 902-854-2324

2-8:30 p.m., Feb. 18

Ham and Scallop Dinner

Kensington Legion Ladies Auxiliary Ham and Scallop Potato Dinner. Eat-in or take-out at Legion home, across from Community Gardens rink. Adults $12, Children $6. Proceeds for the Scholarship Fund. Serving 4 to 6 p.m.

4 to 6 p.m., Feb. 18

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., Feb. 19

Miscouche Playgroups

Miscouche Playgroups hosted by Family Place, at Miscouche Rec Centre, High School St. Mondays 9:30-11:30 a.m. 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., Feb. 19

Kinkora Playgroups

Kinkora Playgroups hosted by Family Place, at Kinkora Place, 45 Anderson St., Mondays 9:30-11:30 a.m. 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., Feb. 19

Borden-Carleton Cards

Winter Cards Tournament on Islander Day, Borden-Carleton Royal Canadian Legion. Limited seating so early arrival important. Auction 45s with door prizes drawn throughout the day, prizes: $100, $40, and $20. 50/50 draw, fudge sale, draw on bed ensemble and buffet lunch. No reserved tables. Cost: $7. Contact: Ralph at 902-437-2012.

1:30 p.m., Feb. 19

Gentle Yoga

Join Karen Langevin for gentle beginner yoga class. One-hour class perfect for beginners, seniors or those coming back to yoga. For relaxation, rejuvenation, and flexibility. Bring a mat and small blanket or beach towel. At Slemon Park Plaza. Contact: Kim at 902-888-7192.

6-7 p.m., Feb. 19

Legion Bluegrass Concert

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

7-9 p.m., Feb. 19

Summerside Legion Meeting

Legion Branch general meeting at Summerside Legion. Refreshments served after meeting.

7 p.m., Feb. 19

Parkview Seniors Crib

Cribbage games on Mondays at 7 p.m. at Parkview Seniors’ Club, 335 Central St., Summerside.

7 p.m., Feb. 19

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., Feb. 19

Chase the Ice

Western Capitals Booster Club and Slemon Park Plex’s Chase the Ice draw at Caps Islander Day home game. Card flip in lobby after game. Down to 6 cards with Ace pot at $30,000. Tickets during week at Bernard’s Quik Mart, Slemon Park Kwik Way, Mel’s Convenience, CUP front desk or online: https://chasetheice.5050central.com

Feb. 19

TUESDAY

O’Leary Storytime

Regular storytime at O’Leary Public Library on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Fun drop-in literacy program using stories, songs and activities for preschoolers and their people. Also, Computer Help for Beginners Tuesdays at 1 p.m. or call 902-859-8788 to set up appointment.

10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., Feb. 20

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., Feb. 20

Parkview Seniors Games

Parkview Seniors Tuesday activities: Bingo at 1 p.m. and Auction cards at 7 p.m. weekly at Parkview Seniors’ Club, 335 Central St., Summerside.

1 and 7 p.m., Feb. 20

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., Feb. 20

Read and Teen Drop-In

Wiggle, Giggle, Read program Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. Rhymes, songs and playtime activities for babies 0-36 months and caregivers. Teen Drop-in Tuesdays at 4 p.m. for choice of social space or quiet space for studying. Weekly activities, board games, Wi-Fi, gaming, resume help, healthy snacks. At Summerside Rotary Library, Inspire Learning Centre.

1:30 and 4 p.m., Feb. 20

Teen Advisory Group

Advisory Group for ages 13 to 18. Have a say in what happens at library and ways to make Summerside a better place; earn volunteer hours and build leadership and project management skills, while having fun. Teen Advisory Group meets monthly at Summerside Rotary Library, Inspire Learning Centre.

4 p.m., Feb. 20

Healthy Eating Session

Making "Cents" of Healthy Eating with Diabetes Canada. Session provides budget friendly tips for healthy eating at Summerside Rotary Library, Inspire Learning Centre.

6:30 p.m., Feb. 20

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., Feb. 20

Summerside Legion Crib

Cribbage matches at Summerside Legion on Tuesdays starting at 7 p.m.

7 p.m., Feb. 20

WEDNESDAY

Resume Workshop

Resume Workshop with Career Development Services at Summerside Rotary Library inside Inspire Learning Centre. Create effective resume or improve one. Transform resume into powerful tool that will get interviews. Bring in copy of current resume for review. Call library to preregister.

2 p.m., Feb. 21

Happy Course

Happy Course hosted by Great Enlightenment Buddhist Institute Society. Free 6-week discussion series to meet friendly, like-minded people and find simple ways to make yourself and others happy. Wednesdays at 6 p.m. starting Feb. 21 at Summerside Rotary Library inside Inspire Learning Centre.

6 p.m., Feb. 21

THURSDAY

Storytime With Nurse

Family Storytime with a Nurse at Summerside Rotary Library, inside Inspire Learning Centre. Local nurse visiting the library to read to children and talk about what happens at doctor’s office or hospital.

10:30 a.m., Feb. 22

Needle Craft Club

Meet new people and socialize while you knit or do other needlework Needle Craft Club at Summerside Rotary Library inside Inspire Learning Centre. Get advice, learn new techniques and see interesting, new projects to try. Bring needle-craft paraphernalia.

2 p.m., Feb. 22

Lego at Library

Lego Fun at O’Leary Public Library

4 p.m., Feb. 22

Al-Anon Anniversary

51st anniversary of Tignish Friendly AFG at Tignish Training Centre/ Workshop, 71 Haywood Rd. Everyone welcome. AA and Al-Anon speakers. Lunch and fellowship to follow.

7:30 p.m., Feb. 22

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