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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
9:30-11:30 a.m., April 16
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 email@example.com.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
9:30-11:30 a.m., April 17
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
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 email@example.com or calling 902-436-6731.
6-8 p.m., April 17
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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 email@example.com.
9:30-11:30 a.m., April 20
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
9:30-11:30 a.m., April 20
Join Sobeys dietitian for free Taste and Learn…Pasta! class. Recipes and samples provided, at Sobeys Summerside. Register by emailing email@example.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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with “Comic Contest” as subject. Deadline: April 20.
Abram-Village Earth Day
Celebrate Earth Day at the Abram-Village Public Library.
10 a.m., April 21
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
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 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
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
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
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
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 email@example.com or calling 902-436-6731.
1-2:30 p.m., April 27
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
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.
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