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MONDAY

Rock & Talk Playgroup

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., April 9

Kinkora Playgroups

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., April 9

Quilt Guild Meeting

Northern Lights Quilt Guild regular meeting at O’Leary Community Complex.

10 a.m., April 9

West Point Harbour Meeting

West Point Harbour Authority annual meeting at West Point Fire Hall.

1 p.m., April 9 

Parkview Seniors Meeting

Parkview Seniors monthly meeting at Parkview Seniors Club, Summerside. Guest speaker: Steve MacDougall on Seniors Housing. Refreshments following.

1:30 p.m., April 9

Legion Bluegrass Concert

Bluegrass & Acoustic Music concert featuring The Island Girls with Alice Gallant, Sadie Perry, and Donna Lee Perry, at Summerside Legion. Open-mike performers on 7-7:30 p.m, have free admission. Admission: $5. 50/50 draw and door prizes. Bring acoustic instruments for jam after concert.

7-9 p.m., April 9

Seaview Hall Games

Seaview Hall games night with Crokinole and cards every Monday at 7:30 p.m.

7:30 p.m., April 9

Gentle Yoga

Join Karen Langevin, for a gentle yoga class. This one-hour class is perfect for beginners, seniors or just those of you coming back to Yoga or looking for a gentle practice. It will leave you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated, while creating a wider range of flexibility. All you'll need is a mat and small blanket or beach towel.

Slemon Park Plaza. Questions? Call Kim at 902-888-7192

$5 per class

6-7 p.m., April 9

TUESDAY

Wiggle, Giggle, Munch

New Wiggle, Giggle & Munch family program hosted by Family Place, at Summerside Rotary Library Tuesdays 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., until May 22. Super fun family program focusing on physical activity, nutrition and creativity. Designed for children aged 2-5 years and their parents/caregivers. To register, drop in to Family Place, call 902-436-1348 or email familyplace@eastlink.ca.

9:30-11:30 a.m., April 10

Sobeys Dietitian Sessions

Join Sobeys dietitian for free Five Secrets to Heart Health class. Learn which foods can lower cholesterol and help your heart. Class at Sobeys Summerside. Register by emailing margaret.young@sobeys.com or calling 902-436-6731.

1-2:30 p.m., April 10

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 and their wee ones, free. Get some exercise and meet and socialize with other new parents. Registration not required.

1:30-2:30 p.m., April 10

Wiggle, Giggle, Read

Summerside Rotary Library hosts Wiggle, Giggle, Read every Friday at 10:30 a.m. and Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. Rhymes, songs and playtime activities for baby’s 0-36 months and their caregivers.

1:30 a.m., April 10

The Shed

Listen to jam session and bring an instrument if you play every Tuesday night at The Shed. Free admission, adults any age. At Slemon Park Hotel and Conference Centre. Call Kim at 902-888-7192.

7-9 p.m., April 10

Crib at Summerside Legion

Cribbage games begin at 7 p.m. at Summerside Legion.

7 p.m., April 10

WEDNESDAY

Kensington Playgroups

Playgroups hosted by Family Place, at Murray Christian Centre, School St., Kensington. Wednesdays 9:30-11:30 a.m. Chance for children and grown-ups to socialize. Staff co-ordinates craft, educational toys, healthy snack and circle time. Register at Family Place, call 902-436-1348 or email familyplace@eastlink.ca.

9:30-11:30 a.m., April 11

Quilting for Beginners

Learn quilt-making basics in free class at Summerside Rotary Library Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Sew basic block square and assemble sampler quilt. Registration required as space is limited. Participants must provide own material (sewing machine, thread and fabric).

10 a.m.-12 noon, April 11

Prenatal, Breastfeeding Groups

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

10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., April 11

Knitting Circle

Bring along project or start new one at Knitting Circle in Community Room, Slemon Park Plaza. Meet new people and learn new skills. Contact: Kim at 902-888-7192.

1-3 p.m., April 11

Evangeline Funeral Home

Annual meeting of Evangeline Coop Funeral Home at funeral home for members and non-members. Light lunch served.

7 p.m., April 11

Parkview Ceilidh

Parkview Ceilidh at Parkview Seniors’ Club, Summerside, featuring Arsenault brothers: Leo, Ray and Roy. Lunch and 50/50 draw.

7:30 p.m., April 11

Chase the Ace

Silver Fox Chase the Ace, in aid of Junior Curling and Sailing, draw every Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. Winners do not have to be present to win. Purchase tickets at Silver Fox, D. Alex MacDonald Ltd. or Waugh’s Food Centre.

8:30 p.m., April 11

THURSDAY

Postnatal Group

Beyond the Bump Postnatal Group at Family Place, 75 Central St., 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 (Diaper Fit) and last Friday of month for movie (Stars & Strollers). Register at Family Place, call 902-436-1348 or familyplace@eastlink.ca.

9:30-11:30 a.m., April 12

Family Storytime

Summerside Rotary Library family story time with stories and activities for children 3 to 5 years. Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.

10:30 a.m., April 12

Eptek Lunchtime Films

Explore America’s National Parks with Friends of Eptek this April with Eptek Lunchtime Films. This week: “America’s National Parks: Exploring the Grand Canyon” (57 minutes), distributed by Good Times Entertainment. Bring a sandwich; Friends provide tea/coffee and cookies. No charge for film; donations accepted for refreshments. New films plus some from late Friend, Blanche Hogg, at Eptek Centre, Summerside.

12 noon, April 12

Needle Craft Club

Meet new people and socialize while you knit or do other needlework at Summerside Rotary Library. Get advice, learn new techniques and see interesting, new projects to try. Bring own needle craft paraphernalia.

2 p.m., April 12

Summerside Legion Karaoke

Karaoke with Clayton Gallant at Summerside Legion, starting at 8 p.m. Contest ongoing.

8 p.m., April 12

FRIDAY

PCH Auxiliary Sale

PCH Auxiliary annual sale of gently-used clothing and accessories at Summerside Presbyterian Church, 130 Victoria Rd., April 13 and 14. For donations and drop-off times call 902-432-3803. Sale on Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Inquiries: Mary Curran at 902-432-3803.

9 a.m.-7 p.m., April 13

9 a.m.-3 p.m., April 14

Borden-Carleton Playgroup

Borden-Carleton Playgroups hosted by Family Place, at Community Library in Fire Hall, 244 Borden Ave. Fridays. Children and grown-ups chance to socialize. Staff co-ordinates craft, educational toys, healthy snack and circle time. Register at Family Place, call 902-436-1348 or email familyplace@eastlink.ca.

9:30-11:30 a.m., April 13

Summerside Playgroup

Playgroups hosted by Family Place, 75 Central St., Summerside, Fridays. 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., April 13

Escape Room

Try out Summerside Rotary Library’s fun, free escape room. Call library to preregister for program as space is limited. For ages 6 to 12.

1-4 p.m., April 13

Family Karaoke

All ages, very informal karaoke! There’s bound to be some giggling as we find our inner superstar!

Slemon Park Community Room

6 p.m., April 9

Summerside Legion Darts

Dart games begin at 8 p.m. Saturdays at Summerside Legion. Also on Sundays at 12 noon and Fridays at 7:30 p.m.

8 p.m., April 13

Evangeline Chase the Ace

Evangeline Recreation Centre, Acadian Musical Village and Mont-Carmel Parish hold Chase the Ace draw every Friday night at Acadian Musical Village in Abram-Village. Doors open at 7 p.m. Draw at 9 p.m. Entertainment this week: Sandra, Ricky & Andy Jones. Admission free, but reserved for 19 years and older. Contact: (902) 854-3300.

8-10 p.m., April 13

SATURDAY

Coffee Paintings

“You Can't Drink It” - Coffee Paintings. Local artist Bonita Lynn Nichols visiting Summerside Rotary Library to display her art made from coffee and talk about how she creates it.

1-4 p.m., April 14

Junior Book Club

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

1 p.m., April 14

SUNDAY

Genealogy Club

Interested in researching your family tree? Genealogy Club starting at Summerside Rotary Library for people to share tips, ideas and resources. P.E.I. Public Library System recently acquired Ancestry (world’s largest online family history resource), free to use on library computers.

2 p.m., April 15

MONDAY

Giant Auction Card party

Kinkora Maple Leaf Seniors Giant Auction Card party at Kinkora Place. First prize $100, 2. $50, 3. $25, 50/50 draw, door prizes, and raffle for two $50 gift certificates from Captain Cooke Seafood Inc. Admission $7 per player. Bring a partner. Lunch served. For more info call Les Nantes 902-887-2851, or Stevie Dawson 902-315-1958.

1:30 p.m., April 16

TUESDAY

Teen Advisory Group

Are you between the ages of 13-18? Want to have your say in what events and activities happen at the library and want to make Summerside a better place? Earn volunteer hours and build skills in leadership and project management that look great on a resume? All while having fun and being creative? Join our teen advisory group that will meet monthly! Event at the Summerside Rora

3:45 p.m., April 17

Healthy Cooking Class

Join Sobeys chef and dietitian for Healthy Cooking class. Enjoy meal prepared by chef and get nutrition tips from dietitian. Cost: $15 per person. Class at Sobeys Summerside. On the menu: Smoky Chipotle Dip, Spiced Pork Skewers, Rhubarb Chutney, Broccoli Salad with Turmeric Yogurt Dressing, Grilled Garlic Asparagus. Register by emailing margaret.young@sobeys.com or calling 902-436-6731.                      

6-8 p.m., April 17

Peoples’ Cemetery Malpeque meeting

The Peoples' Cemetery Malpeque, Inc. will hold its annual meeting on Tuesday, April 17, at 8:00 p.m. at Princetown United Church in Malpeque. All interested parties are encouraged to attend.

8 p.m., April 17

WEDNESDAY

National Canadian Film Day: The Breadwinner

NCFD is a massive one-day, coast-to-coast-to-coast celebration of Canadian cinema. Join us for a screening of the film The Breadwinner. Parvana (Saara Chaudry) is an 11-year-old girl growing up under the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001. When her father is wrongfully arrested, Parvana cuts off her hair and dresses like a boy in order to be able to get a job and help to support her family. Working alongside her friend Shauzia, Parvana discovers a new world of freedom and danger. This film is rated PG-13. Viewing will be held at the Summerside Rotary Library.

4 p.m., April 18

THURSDAY

Dental Health Storytime

Dental Health Storytime with guest visiting Summerside Rotary Library to read and interact with children and talk about dental health. For ages 3 to 5 years and their families.

10:30 a.m., April 19

FRIDAY

Pasta Class

Join Sobeys dietitian for free Taste and Learn…Pasta! class. Recipes and samples provided, at Sobeys Summerside. Register by emailing margaret.young@sobeys.com or calling 902-436-6731.

1-2 p.m., April 20

THURSDAY

Needle Craft Club

Meet new people and socialize while you knit or do other needlework at Summerside Rotary Library. Get advice, learn new techniques and see interesting, new projects to try. Bring own needle craft paraphernalia.

2 p.m., April 26

SATURDAY

Repair Café

Do you have an item at home that needs fixing? Islanders are encouraged to bring in broken items (such as: clothing, small appliances, jewelry, toys, electronics, etc.) to receive help from a volunteer group of fixers. Repair Cafe P.E.I. asks that people refrain from bringing in TVs, antique clocks and large items. Limit of one item per person. Interested volunteers are welcome to help! Event held at the Summerside Rotary Library.

10 a.m.-2 p.m., April 21

Western Authors Group

Do you enjoy writing? Meet and share ideas and feedback with other aspiring writers! New members always welcome! Event held at the Summerside Rotary Library.

April 21, 1 p.m.

SUNDAY

Earth Day: Tech Take Apart!

Celebrate Earth Day with us as we (safely) take apart old technology and see what is inside. Once it's dismantled we will create something new with the pieces and recycle everything when we are done. Event held at the Summerside Rotary Library.

1 p.m., April 22

MONDAY

Trivia Night

Test your knowledge with a fun, free night of trivia at the library. Bring a friend or start a team! Event held at the Summerside Rotary Library.

6:30 p.m., April 23

TUEDAY

Teen Book Club

Teens grades 8 through 12 meet each month to talk about books and socialize. This month, we are reading “The Hate U Give” by Angie Thomas. Pick up a copy of the current book club selection at the main circulation desk!

4 p.m., April 24

FRIDAY

Sobeys Cooking Class

Join the Sobeys Dietitian for a free Cooking for 1 or 2 class. Learn how to plan meals for smaller families. Recipes and samples provided. This class is being held on Friday, April 27, 1pm -2:30pm at Sobeys Summerside. Register by emailing margaret.young@sobeys.com or calling 902-436-6731.

1-2:30 p.m., April 27

SATURDAY

Adult Book Club

Join us for a lively discussion about some of today's most thought-provoking books! Pick up a copy of the latest book club selection at the main circulation desk at the Summerside Rotary Library.

2 p.m., April 28

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