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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 16

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 16

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

Legion Bluegrass Concert

Bluegrass & Acoustic Music concert at Summerside Legion featuring 2 + 3 with David Albert, Michael Richard, Julie Arsenault and Beatrice Arsenault. 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 16

Seaview Hall Games

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

7:30 p.m., April 16

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 17

Hospice Workshop

Workshop about Hospice and its services plus information about getting involved. Speaker: Liz Parsons, co-ordinator of volunteers, East Prince Chapter of Hospice P.E.I. At Inspire Learning Centre, 57 Central St., in the ADL Room, Summerside. For more information, call EPSI at 902-888-2177.

1 p.m., April 17

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 17

Reading Program

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

1:30 p.m., April 17

Teen Advisory Group

Teen Advisory Group for ages of 13 to 18. Have your say in events and activities happening at Summerside Rotary Library and ways to make Summerside better place. Earn volunteer hours and build skills in leadership and project management, while having fun and being creative. Teen advisory group meets monthly.

3:45 p.m., April 17

Movie Night at Library

Movie night at Abram-Village Public Library. Come in your PJs.

6 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

The Shed

Listen to jam session and bring an instrument if you play every Tuesday night at The Shed. Free admission, adults any age. One night only in alternate location: 30 Aerospace Blvd., Lecture Theatre, Main Level. Call Kim at 902-888-7192.

7-9 p.m., April 17

Crib at Summerside Legion

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

7 p.m., April 17

Malpeque Cemetery Meeting

Peoples’ Cemetery Malpeque, Inc. annual meeting at Princetown United Church in Malpeque. All interested parties encouraged to attend.

8 p.m., April 17

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 18

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 18

Prenatal, Breastfeeding Groups

Bosom Buddies breastfeeding support 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 18

Canadian Film Day

National Film Day: coast-to-coast-to-coast celebration of Canadian cinema. Screening of film “The Breadwinner,” about Parvana (Saara Chaudry), an 11-year-old girl growing up under Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001. After her father’s arrest, Parvana cuts off her hair and dresses like a boy to get a job to help support her family and discovers new world of freedom and danger. Film rated PG-13. Viewing at Summerside Rotary Library.

4 p.m., April 18

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 18

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 19

Dinosaurs at Library

Explore the life of dinosaurs at Abram-Village Public Library.

10 a.m., April 19

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

Eptek Lunchtime Films

Explore America’s National Parks with Friends of Eptek this April with Eptek Lunchtime Films. This week: “America’s National Parks: The Great Parks of Alaska” (59 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 19

Career Development Session

Career Development Services free information session on Job Search Skills, Resumés, and more at O’Leary Public Library. Preregister by April 17 at 902-859-8788.

6:30 p.m., April 19

Summerside Garden Club

Summerside Area Garden Club meeting at Wilmot Community Centre, 110 Gillespie Ave., Summerside. Speaker: David Carmichael, from Department of Forestry, on pruning all types of trees.

7 p.m., April 19

Summerside Legion Karaoke

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

8 p.m., April 19

FRIDAY

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 20

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 20

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

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. Weekly entertainment. Admission free, but reserved for 19 years and older. Contact: (902) 854-3300.

8-10 p.m., April 20

Legion Fundraiser Dance

Fundraising Dance at Summerside Legion, featuring New Moon: Larry Campbell, Andy Paynter, and Shane Arsenault. Cost $5 per person. All proceeds towards veterans’ activities.

9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., April 20

Contest Deadline

Eptek Art & Culture Centre contest for comic book art to be on display as part of summer exhibition at Eptek. “Behind the Panels: A selection of work by various comic book creators on PEI” exhibit on display from June until mid-October. Prominent comic book artists, plus section to display winning pieces of contest. Send high resolution photos of submissions to eptek@gov.pe.ca with “Comic Contest” as subject. Deadline: April 20.

April 20

SATURDAY

Abram-Village Earth Day

Celebrate Earth Day at the Abram-Village Public Library.

10 a.m., April 21

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

Earth Day at Library

Earth Day Fun at O’Leary Public Library. Drop in with your children to create some treasures from trash.

1 p.m., April 21

Western Authors Group

Enjoy writing? Meet and share ideas and feedback with other aspiring writers at Western Authors Group meeting at Summerside Rotary Library. New members welcome.

1 p.m., April 21

Dinner Theatre and Auction

Dinner theatre, “Confusion at SSUC Radio Station,” at South Shore United Church. Plot: SSUC Radio Station has studio audience to add energy to their show, and this year adds special talent auction to boost their budget. But beware of a thief in the house and Inspector Getting Smart on the case. Meal: juice, soup, rolls, mixed desserts, coffee/tea. Advance tickets only: $15. Call Bev at 902-658-2040 or 902-439-2352.

6 p.m., April 21

Fiddlers’ Sons take Hunter River

Eddy Quinn, John B Webster and Keelin Wedge of the award-winning Island musical group Fiddlers' Sons are set to play the Central Queen's United Church in Hunter River Saturday, April 21 from 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. The band will be featuring music from their most recent recording titled “Fiddlers' Sons: The Best of Twenty Years”. Lead singer and local author, Eddy Quinn, will share stories from his book "Island Characters" which will be available to purchase at the show along with the groups Cds. Multi-instrumentalist and singer, Keelin Wedge, will perform music from her recent solo release called "The Traditional Files". Songwriter John B Webster will accompany on guitar.

7:30 p.m., April 21

SUNDAY

Tech Take-Apart

Celebrate Earth Day at Summerside Rotary Library 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.

1 p.m., April 22

Summerside Gospel Concert

Gaither Style Gospel Concert, hosted by Garth and Liane MacKay at Summerside Salvation Army. Freewill offerings accepted to support mission work in Kenya.

6:30 p.m., April 22

Flea Market

Flea market featuring antiques, tools, local crafts, knitting, new and used items, at the Linkletter Community Centre ,1670 Route 11 will be held every Sunday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. For tables phone Kari at 902-786-9979. Free admission

8 a.m. April 22

Acoustic Music Jam

The Acadian Musical Village (Expo Centre) in Abram-Village, will host an acoustic jam every Sunday, from 2– 8:30 p.m. The event is organized by Acadian Musical Village and Evangeline Bluegrass Festival. Admission is $3. Adults only. Supper served at 5 p.m. for $10. There will be a door prize and 50/50 draw. For more information, contact 902-854-2324.

 2 p.m. April 22

MONDAY

O’Leary Sewing Day

Sewing Day for Northern Lights Quilt Guild at O’Leary Community Complex.

9 a.m.-4 p.m., April 23

Trivia Night at Library

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

6:30 p.m., April 23

TUESDAY

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

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

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

SUNDAY

Walk for Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer Society of P.E.I.’s Walk for Alzheimer’s in Summerside and Charlottetown. Registration now open. Visit www.walkpei.ca or call 902-370-3136.

May 27

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