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Playgroups, Blues music, and quilting guilds galore in this week's community happenings

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. 5

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., Feb. 5

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., Feb. 5

Quilt Guild Meeting

Northern Lights Quilt Guild regular meeting at O'Leary Community Complex

10 a.m., Feb. 5

Federal Retirees Meeting

Federal Retirees branch general meeting at Summerside Legion, 340 Notre Dame St. Guest speaker: George Dalton on PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder).

2 p.m., Feb. 5

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. 5

Legion Bluegrass Concert

Bluegrass and Acoustic Music concert featuring The Buchannan Family, 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. 5

Parkview Seniors Crib

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

7 p.m., Feb. 5

Acadian Festival Meeting

Annual meeting for Exposition agricole et Festival Acadien at Village Musical Acadien. Everyone welcome. Storm date: Feb. 8 at same time and place.

7:30 p.m., Feb. 5

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. 5

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., Feb. 6

O’Leary Storytime

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

10:30 a.m., Feb. 6

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. 6

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. 6

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. 6

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., Feb. 6

Cooking Class

Join Sobeys dietitian for free, two-week Cooking for Better Blood Pressure program. Recipes and samples provided. At Sobeys Summerside. Register by emailing margaret.young@sobeys.com or calling 902-436-6731.        

2-3:30 p.m., Feb. 6

Library Teen Drop-In

Teen Drop-in Tuesdays for choice of social space or quiet space for studying and schoolwork. Weekly activities, board games, Wi-Fi, gaming, study space, resume help, healthy snacks. At Summerside Rotary Library, Inspire Learning Centre.

4 p.m., Feb. 6

Financial Literacy Series

Financial Literacy session: Debt Management & Repayment Tips. Presented by Anne Flynn at Summerside Rotary Library inside Inspire Learning Centre. This series shows how to take control of your money and your life. A Family Friendly program.

6:30–8 p.m., Feb. 6

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. 6

Cribbage matches

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

7 p.m., Feb. 6

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. 7

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. 7

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. 7

Kuddles For Kids

Kuddles For Kids meets 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., Feb. 7

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. 7

Speak-Easy Toastmasters

Speak-Easy Toastmasters hosting Professional Development Course for next six meetings. Group meets the first and third Wednesday of each month at Community Connections, 701 Water St. West, Summerside, at 6 p.m. All invited. For information call 902-436-2756.

6 p.m., Feb. 7

Filmworks Movie

Filmworks Summerside presents “The Florida Project,” about precocious six-year-old, living with rebellious single mother in garish motel down the road from Disney World, and adventures she and her ragtag playmates get into during one summer. All screenings at Cineplex Cinemas Summerside. Tickets at the door: $10.

6:30 p.m., Feb. 7

Fox Chase the Ace

Silver Fox Chase the Ace in aid of Junior Curling and Sailing. Jackpot: $15,000 with 24 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., Feb. 7

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. 8

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. 8

Eptek Lunchtime Films

Eptek Lunchtime films Thursdays at noon. Some new films and others from late Friend, Blanche Hogg. This week: “Incredible Journeys: From the Amazon to the Arctic” (68 minutes) distributed by Reader’s Digest. Bring a lunch; coffee, tea, cookies served by Friends of Eptek. No charge but donations accepted for refreshments.

12 noon, Feb. 8

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. 8

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. 8

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. 9

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. 9

Knit, Crochet, Chat

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

1 p.m., Feb. 9

Wellness Day at Mall

Wellness Day at County Fair Mall, Summerside. Vendors, such as dietitian, Lawton’s equipment experts, Iron Haven Gym trainers, and Sportchek (with info about Jump Start Program) share wellness and healthy living advice. Enter to win one-month couple’s gym membership and two free tickets to Sobeys cooking class.

4-6 p.m., Feb. 9

Elmsdale Music Night

Music Night at Elmsdale Community Centre. Roger Chaisson and Friends providing the entertainment. Admission at the door. Canteen service and 50/50 draw.

7:30 p.m., Feb. 9

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. 9

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., Feb. 9

SATURDAY

Valentine Coffee Party

Lot 16 UCW Valentine Coffee Party from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at Lot 16 United Church. Everyone welcome.

10 a.m.-12 p.m., Feb. 10

Junior Book Club

Junior Book Club for children ages 6-12 years who like reading at Summerside Rotary Library inside Inspire Learning Centre. Bring a book to life through crafts and activities. Pick up a copy of the book club pick at the main circulation desk.

1 p.m., Feb. 10

Valentine’s Dinner

Valentine’s Day Dinner at La Trappe Resto-Bar, Abram-Village. Three-course meal prepared by Chef Greg Arsenault. Price per couple: $85, taxes included. Make reservations by Feb. 8, at info@villagemusical.com or 902-854-3300.

7 p.m., Feb. 10

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., Feb. 10

Fallback Dance

Fallback Dance at Village Musical Acadien, Abram-Village. Admission: $12 or $7.50 with Valentine’s Day Dinner ticket at La Trappe Resto-Bar.

9 p.m., Feb. 10

SUNDAY

Acoustic Music Jam

Every Sunday, 2 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. the Acadian Musical Village and the Evangeline Bluegrass Festival bring you an Acoustic Music Jam at the Acadian Musical Village (Expo-Centre) in Abram-Village. 

Admission is $3. Adults only. Supper served at 5 p.m. There is a $10 Door Prize and 50 / 50 Draw.

Contact 854-2324

Sunday, February 11, 2018

MONDAY

Charity Sewing Day

Charity 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., Feb. 12

Hot Topics: Sleep

Series of free health-related educational sessions with Dr. Megan Bernard in Summerside. Topic: sleep and energy. From 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. at Summerside Rotary Library, at Inspire Learning Centre. Targeted audience: Individuals with trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or not feeling rested.

6:30-7:45 p.m., Feb. 12

TUESDAY

Shrove Tuesday Supper

St. Mark’s Anglican Church, Kensington, hosting pancake supper on Shrove Tuesday serving from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Admission: adults $8, children 12 and under $4.

5-6:30 p.m., Feb. 13

TUESDAY

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

THURSDAY

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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