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A team of four from the Mersey Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion are headed to Winnipeg after winning the provincial Legion Cribbage Tournament.
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Quilting, cribbage, gentle yoga and more

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

Parkview Seniors Crib

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

7 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

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., 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

PCH Auxiliary Meeting

Prince County Hospital Auxiliary Inc. first monthly meeting of 2018 at PCH, St. Lawrence Room, Summerside. New members welcome. For further information, call 902-432-3803.

6 p.m., Jan. 24

Fox Chase the Ace

Silver Fox Chase the Ace in aid of Junior Curling and Sailing. Jackpot: $14,030 with 26 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. 24

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. 25

Library Lego Party

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

10 a.m., Jan 25

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. 25

Eptek Lunchtime Films

Eptek Lunchtime films Thursdays at noon. Some new films and others from late Friend, Blanche Hogg. This week: Vienna - Beautiful Cities of the World (50 min.) distributed by Madacy Entertainment Group. Bring a lunch; coffee, tea, cookies served by Friends of Eptek. No charge but donations accepted for refreshments.

12 noon, Jan. 25

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.

7 p.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

Chocolate Bar Bingo

Chocolate Bar Bingo at Slemon Park Plaza. One chocolate bar buys two cards for 10 games. Prizes: chocolate bars. All ages welcome. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Contact: Kim at 902-888-7192.

6 p.m., Jan. 25

Dunromin Jamboree

January Dunromin Jamboree at Linkletter Community Centre, 1670 Rte. 11. Dunromin (Vans Bryant, Harold Noye, John Campbell, Jim Dickson, Marnie Noye) performance followed by open-mike time with singers, dancers, etc. 50/50 draw and door prizes. Music and fun in wheelchair accessible setting. Admission $8, includes lunch.

7 p.m., Jan. 25

Parkview Cards

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

7 p.m., Jan. 25

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. 26

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. 26

Knit, Crochet, Chat

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

1 p.m., Jan. 26

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. 26

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., Jan. 26

SATURDAY

Abram-Village Literacy Day

Family Literacy Day events beginning at 10 a.m. at Abram-Village Public Library, 1596 Route 124, Abram-Village.

10 a.m., Jan. 27

Summerside Literacy Day

Day of activities to raise awareness of importance of reading and engaging with literacy-related activities as a family. Storytimes, music, games, sensory and puppet shows, snacks, face painting, and giveaways. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. In partnership with P.E.I. Literacy Alliance at Summerside Rotary Library, Inspire Learning Centre.

10 a.m.-1 p.m., Jan. 27

Book Sale

Kensington Heritage Library will be hold a book sale at the former Kensington Welcome Center (in the Railyard) from 11:00 am to 1 pm. Used book sale is in aid of programming at the library. Price is by donation.

11 a.m.-1 p.m., Jan. 27

Public Information Meeting

The Canadian Disaster Animal Response Team (CDART) will host an information session, Rescuing and Care of Animals During Disasters at the O’Leary Legion. The session will teach about the initiative and what can people do in a disaster when it comes to caring for animals. CDART is also looking for people who want to be trained as volunteers to help during disasters in this area and across the Maritimes.

For more information:

cdartatlantic@gmail.com 

902-439-2262 or 902-954-1287

Or search “CDART Atlantic” on Facebook

4 p.m., Jan. 27, O’Leary Legion

SUNDAY

Bonshaw Ceilidh

Monthly Ceilidh at Bonshaw Hall. Performers: singer Gerry Edge, dancer Bridget Patterson, and Fresh Air Inspectors (Marcus Lutterman, Emily Ross, Gary Torlone, and Kevin Yarr), plus local regulars. 50/50 draw, lunch, and open stage time. Admission by donation. Proceeds to P.E.I. Chapter of Council of Canadians. Phone 902-675-4093.

2-4 p.m., Jan. 28

TUESDAY

Teen Book Club

Teen Book Club for grades 8 through 12, meet every month at Summerside Rotary Library, Inspire Learning Centre, 57 Central St. Reading group, featuring book either suggested by members or one library staff suggests for reading and discussing. Library staff offers background on author and book's setting and answer points raised.

4 p.m., Jan. 30

WEDNESDAY

CSI in the Library

Calling all detectives – bring sleuthing skills and help solve a mystery at CSI in the Library activity. Call library to register as space is limited - 902-888-8055. At Summerside Rotary Library, Inspire Learning Centre, 57 Central St.

11 a.m., Jan. 31

Parkview Ceilidh

Group, On the Road Again, featuring John Campbell, Claude Gaudet, Ernie Gallant, Joe Lawless, Bobby MacLean and Cindy Arsenault perform at Parkview Seniors’ Club, 335 Central St., Summerside. Lunch and 50/50.

7:30 p.m., Jan. 31

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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