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Community Happenings

There's a busy schedule ahead for the upcoming weeks

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

PD Day Movie

No school today, so come watch “Frozen” movie to get out of cold. At Lecture Theatre, Main Level, 30 Aerospace Blvd., Slemon Park. Questions? Call Kim at 902-888-7192.

1-3 p.m., 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

Garden Club Meeting

Summerside Area Garden Club January meeting at Wilmot Community Centre, 110 Gillespie Ave., Summerside. Presentation by Stephanie Simmons on winter garden activities. Also membership renewal and election of officers for 2018. Storm policy – no school, no meeting.

7 p.m., Jan. 18

Parkview Cards

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

7 p.m., Jan. 18

Legion Karaoke

Karaoke with Clayton Gallant Thursdays starting at 8 p.m. at Summerside branch of the Royal Canadian Legion.

8 p.m., Jan. 18

Chase The Ice

Western Capitals Booster Club and Slemon Park Plex’s Chase The Ice draw after Capitals home game. Card flip in lobby at Credit Union Place. Ace pot: $18,000, with 10 cards left. Tickets available during week at Bernard’s Quik Mart, Slemon Park Kwik Way, Mel’s Convenience or online at https://chasetheice.5050central.com.

Jan. 18

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. 19

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. 19

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

Knit, Crochet, Chat

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

1 p.m., Jan. 19

Legion Darts

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

7:30 p.m., Jan. 19

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. 19

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: $21,500 with 35 cards left. Doors open 7 p.m. Draw 9 p.m. Entertainment this week: Paul Arsenault on from 8–10 p.m. Free admission. 19 and over. Call: 902-854-3300.

8 p.m., Jan. 19

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. 20

Kensington Pie Day

Kensington Heritage Library hosting its 5th Annual Pie Day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Drop in, bring a pie, share a recipe, eat some pie.

11 a.m.-4 p.m., Jan. 20

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. 20

Adult Book Club

Join in lively discussion about some of today's most intriguing and thought-provoking books at Adult Book Club at Summerside Rotary Library. This month discussing “The Goldfinch” by Donna Tartt. Library at Inspire Learning Centre, 57 Central St.

2 p.m., Jan. 20

Legion Kitchen Party

Kitchen Party at Summerside Legion from 2 to 5 p.m. featuring Peter Burke.

2-5 p.m., Jan. 20

Lionettes Card Party

Summerside Lionettes card party at Lions Memorial Home, 326 Brophy Ave., Summerside. Admission $3. Lunch served. 50/50 draw.

7 p.m., Jan. 20

Ceilidh in the Brae

Ceilidh in the Brae at Immaculate Conception Parish Hall, Brae. Admission: freewill offering. Includes lunch and 50/50 draw.

7:30 p.m., Jan. 20

Chase the Ace

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

8 p.m., Jan. 20

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. 20

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. 21

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. 21

Marcella Richard Show

Marcella Richard presents new album “Marcella Richard Sings Roy MacCaull” at Village musical acadien. Joined by her parents, Clarence and Léonie Richard, and sister, Patsy Richard, and friends, Roy MacCaull, Eddy Poirier, Larry Campbell, Peter Arsenault, and Rémi Arsenault. Admission: $12. Doors open at 6 p.m.

7 p.m., Jan. 21

Kelly's Cross Ceilidh

Ceilidh in Kelly's Cross with Ann Cudmore as MC. Music by Centre House band. Guests: Pat Molyneaux, Theresa Hudson, David Gillis, Luke Gillis, Jim Gorman, Mike Johnson, Emmett DeCoursey. Wheelchair accessible. At 1475, Rte. 13. Admission at door. Light lunch, tea and coffee, 50/50 draw.

7 p.m., Jan. 21

MONDAY

Quilt Guild Sewing Day

Sewing Day for Northern Lights Quilt Guild from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at O'Leary Community Complex.

9 a.m.-4 p.m., Jan. 22

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. 22

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. 22

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. 22

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., Jan. 22

Legion Bluegrass Concert

Bluegrass and Acoustic Music concert featuring Roy MacCaull and friends with Kim Tuplin, Cathy Jackman and Bobby MacLean, 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. 22

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. 22

TUESDAY

Baby Signs and Literacy

Sign Language for Babies and Bond to Literacy programs at Family Place, Summerside, Tuesdays until Feb. 20. Baby Signs, 9:30-11:30 a.m., helps children develop language and cognitive skills. Bond to Literacy, 6:30-8:30 p.m., free six-session program: group meetings with families, lesson packets to help teach children, free children’s books, onsite childcare. To register, drop in to Family Place, call 902-436-1348 or familyplace@eastlink.ca.

9:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., Jan. 23

O’Leary Storytime

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

10:30 a.m., Jan. 23

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. 23

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. 23

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. 23

Drop-In and Advisory Group

Teen Drop in Tuesdays for choice of social space or quiet space for studying and school work. Weekly activities, board games, Wi-Fi, gaming, study space, resume help, healthy snacks. Also, Advisory Group for ages of 13 to 18. Have a say in what happens at library; earn volunteer hours and build leadership skills, while having fun. Both at Summerside Rotary Library, Inspire Learning Centre.

4 p.m., Jan. 23

Healthy Weight Group

Join Sobeys dietitian for free 8-week Healthy Weight Program. Learn to lose weight in supportive group environment. Program begins on Jan. 23 at Sobeys Summerside. Register by emailing margaret.young@sobeys.com or calling 902-436-6731.

5-6:30 p.m., Jan. 23

Family Game Night

Bring the whole family to Family Game Night, a Family Literacy event. Fun, snacks, and prizes. At Alberton Public Library.

6:30 p.m., Jan. 23

Book Launch

Book launch of “Whispers” by local author Kathleen Bush of Port Hill, at Summerside Rotary Library, from 7 to 8 p.m.

7-8 p.m., Jan. 23

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. 23

Cribbage matches

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

7 p.m., Jan. 23

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. 24

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. 24

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., Jan. 24

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. 24

THURSDAY

Library Lego Party

Lego party at 10 a.m. at Abram-Village Public Library, 1596 Route 124, Abram-Village.

10 a.m., Jan 25

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

Lego and Smoke Free

O'Leary Public Library hosting Lego Fun at 4 p.m., then Smoke-free presentation at 7 p.m. Want to make 2018 smoke free? Free presentation by health professional on best options for quitting smoking.

4 and 7 p.m., Jan. 25

Dunromin Jamboree

January Dunromin Jamboree at Linkletter Community Centre, 1670 Rte. 11. Dunromin performance followed by refreshments and open-mike time with back-up by members of Dunromin band. Home-grown music and fun in newly renovated, wheelchair accessible setting. Contact: marnienoye@hotmail.com.

7 p.m., Jan. 25

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