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A listing of events and activities happening in and around Prince County

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 grownups 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., May 23

iPad Workshops

iPad workshops offered by East Prince Seniors Initiative beginning May 23. Classes on five consecutive Wednesday mornings from 10 a.m. till noon at Inspire Learning Centre, 57 Central St., Summerside. Call 902-888-2177 to register or for more information.

10 a.m.-12 p.m., May 23

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., May 23

Parkview Ceilidh

Parkview Ceilidh at Parkview Seniors’ Club, 335 Central St., Summerside, featuring Trudy and Friends, consisting of Trudy Corbett-Hughes, Roberta Parkman, Mary Smith, and Mary Cousins. Lunch and 50/50 available.

7:30 p.m., May 23

Chase the Ace

Silver Fox Chase the Ace, in aid of Junior Curling and Sailing, draw every Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. Jackpot: $26,905 with 9 cards left. 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., May 23

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., May 24

Family Storytime

Enjoy stories and activities at Family Storytime for children 3 to 5 years every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at Summerside Rotary Library in Inspire Learning Centre, 57 Central St.

10:30 a.m., May 24

Cards at Parkview

Canasta card games at 1 p.m. and Auction card games at 7 p.m. Thursdays at Parkview Seniors Club, 335 Central St., Summerside.

1 and 7 p.m., May 24

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 to try. Bring own needle-craft paraphernalia. At Summerside Rotary Library, Inspire Learning Centre, 57 Central St.

2 p.m., May 24

Cannabis Talk

Talking to your Kids about Cannabis and other drugs – RCMP presentation at O’Leary Public Library. Answering questions and concerns about upcoming legalization of marijuana. Find out what you need to know and tips for talking with kids about it.

6:30 p.m., May 24

Life After Stroke

Living Life After Stroke, series of free information sessions for stroke survivors and family members. Opportunities to engage with other survivors and caregivers. “Life after Stroke: cognition, fatigue and emotions” session at Summerside Superstore Community Room with Dawn Martin, social worker, Sarah Dykerman, occupational therapist and ambulatory stroke rehabilitation services.

6:30-8 p.m., May 24

Summerside Legion Karaoke

Karaoke at Summerside Legion, starting at 8 p.m.

8 p.m., May 24

FRIDAY

Library Reading Program

Summerside Rotary Library hosts Wiggle, Giggle, Read Fridays 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.

10:30 a.m., May 25

Taste and Learn Class

Join Sobeys dietitian for free Taste and Learn…Fresh Herbs! class. Taste test food of the month and take home recipes. Class at Sobeys Summerside. Register by emailing margaret.young@sobeys.com or calling 902-436-6731.

1-2 p.m., May 25

Summerside Legion Darts

Darts at Summerside Legion Fridays at 7 p.m. Also Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 12 noon.

7 p.m., May 25

Evangeline Chase Ace

Evangeline Recreation Centre, Acadian Musical Village and Mont-Carmel Parish hold Chase the Ace draw every Friday night at Acadian Musical Village, Abram-Village. Estimated jackpot: $40,000 with 20 cards remaining. Doors open at 7 p.m. Draw at 9 p.m. Entertainment this week: Cory Gallant. Reserved to 19 years and over. Contact (902) 854-3300.

9 p.m., May 25

SATURDAY

Relay Yard Sale

Ramsays Relay for Life team multi-family yard sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Eleanors Fire Hall, West Drive, Summerside. Rain or shine – indoors. All funds from sale for Relay for Life campaign for Canadian Cancer Society.

8 a.m.-1 p.m., May 26

Borden-Carleton Yard Sale

Royal Canadian Legion Borden-Carleton indoor yard sale from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Hot dogs, pop, water, chips and 50/50 tickets available.

9 a.m.-12 p.m., May 26

Garden Club Plant Sale

Summerside Area Garden Club Plant Sale from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at Wilmot Community Centre, 110 Gillespie Ave., Summerside. Healthy plants at great prices.

9 a.m.-12 p.m., May 26

O’Leary Book Sale

Friends of O’Leary Library Giant Used Book Sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fill a bag of fiction, non-fiction, or children’s books for $2 a bag. Proceeds go towards library programs.

9 a.m.-2 p.m., May 26

Library Maker Space

Maker Space, a DIY space where families can gather to create, invent, and learn, every Saturday at 10 a.m. at Summerside Rotary Library, inside Inspire Learning Centre, 57 Central St.

10 a.m., May 26

Adult Book Club

Join lively discussion about some of today’s most thought-provoking books at Adult Book Club at Summerside Rotary Library in Inspire Learning Centre (57 Central St.). Pick up copy of latest book club selection at main circulation desk.

2 p.m., May 26

Legion Kitchen Party

Kitchen Party at Summerside Legion from 2 to 5 p.m. featuring Kurk Bernard.

2-5 p.m., May 26

Roast Pork Dinner

Roast pork dinner at O’Leary Legion, sponsored by Maple Leaf Curling Club, O’Leary, featuring special guests CBC “Compass” news anchor Louise Martin and weatherman Jay Scotland. Proceeds go to Maple Curling Club.

6 p.m., May 26

Club 50 Dance

Dance on Saturday nights at Club 50 in Abram-Village. Lunch and 50/50 draw. Admission $6.

8:30-11:30 p.m., May 26

O’Leary Chase Ace

Chase the Ace for O’Leary rink, curling club and Legion. Draw on Saturday evenings at O’Leary Legion around 10 p.m.

10 p.m., May 26

SUNDAY

Indoor Flea Market

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

8 a.m.-1 p.m., May 27

Walk for Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer Society of P.E.I.’s Walk for Alzheimer’s at Credit Union Place (on the walking track) in Summerside, also at Victoria Park Pavilion, Charlottetown. 12 p.m. registration, 12:30 p.m. welcome and warmup, 1 p.m. walk start time. Registration now open. Visit www.walkpei.ca or request fundraising kit by calling 902-370-3136 or emailing community@alzpei.ca

1 p.m., May 27

Lego and Genealogy Clubs

Lego Club – Come in and have fun building with Lego. New day and time: Every Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. Genealogy Club meeting at 2 p.m. Interested in researching family tree? Sharing tips, ideas, and resources. Occasionally guest speakers. PEI Public Library system has Ancestry (largest online family history resource), free to use on library computers. Clubs at Summerside Rotary Library, Inspire Learning Centre, 57 Central St.

1-4 and 2 p.m., May 27

Acoustic Music Jam

Acoustic Music Jam every Sunday from 2 to 8:30 p.m. at Acadian Musical Village (Expo-Centre), Abram-Village. Organized by Acadian Musical Village and Evangeline Bluegrass Festival. Admission $3. Adults only. Supper served at 5 p.m. for $10 admission. Door prize and 50/50 Draw. Contact: 902-854-2324

2-8:30 p.m., May 27

Bonshaw Ceilidh

​​Monthly Ceilidh Concert at Bonshaw Hall. Special musical guests: Island Girls (DonnaLee Perry, Alice Gallant and Sadie Perry) and David MacKay and Evan Martin​; plus regulars: Herb MacDonald, Andrea Corder, Phil Pineau and Tony the Troubador. 50/50 draw, cookies and tea, and open-mic. Admission by donation with proceeds to P.E.I. Chapter of Canadian ​Hard of Hearing Association. All ages welcome.

2-4 p.m., May 27

Dunromin Jamboree

Sunday afternoon concert at Linkletter Community Centre, 1670 Route 11, featuring Dunromin (Vans Bryant, Harold Noye, John Campbell, Jim Dickson, Marnie Noye). Followed by open-mic with singers, step-dancers, etc. 50/50 draw and prizes. Wheelchair accessible. Admission $8, includes lunch.

2:30 p.m., May 27

ICMP Fundraising Concert

International Children’s Memorial Place 13th Annual Spring Fundraising Concert at Centre Belle Alliance, Summerside. Acts: Roy MacCaull, Kim Tuplin, Sandra MacCaull, Steve Perry and Bobby MacLean, Olivia Roberts, Skye MacAusland, Shane Pendergast, Louise Arsenault, Tim Archer. Tickets: $15, from ICMP board members, Century 21 Summerside, or Heather Carver (902-954-0197, carverheather@gmail.com).

7 p.m., May 27
 

Kinkora Ceilidh

Ceilidh in Kinkora at Kinkora Place. Admission $10, includes lunch. Performers: Not All There, Fr. Keith Kennefic, Sandra and Ricky Jones, Kevin Arthur, Jason Campbell on fiddle, Elmer Doiron, Somerset Steppers, Fenton MacSwain, Joyce Arsenault and Marty Type. Also 50/50 draw.

7 p.m., May 27

Star of the Sea Ceilidh

Ceilidh at Star of the Sea Seniors Club in North Rustico. Featuring: Mary & the Country Gentlemen (Lou Doiron, Theo Wieigers, Mary Smith plus new additions – lead guitar and vocals, Ivor Price, plus base and vocals, David Moore). Special guests: Trudy Corbett and Mary Cousins. Shows at 7:30 p.m. every fourth Sunday of month. Admission at the door. Light lunch and 50/50 draw.

7:30 p.m., May 27

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., May 28

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., May 28

Trivia at Library

Fun, free evening of brain-busting trivia at Summerside Rotary Library. Start a team with friends or come meet new people. In Inspire Learning Centre (57 Central St.)

6:30 p.m., May 28

Celebrate Recovery Program

Celebrate Recovery is Christ-centred recovery program. Every Monday evening at Summerside Church of the Nazarene, 156 Fitzroy St. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. Anyone with a hurt, habit or hang-up who wants to change in their life, invited to come out. No cost to attend. Facebook page: Celebrate Recovery in Summerside.

7 p.m., May 28

Bluegrass Concert

Bluegrass concert 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., May 28

Parkview Cribbage

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

7 p.m., May 28

TUESDAY

Hard of Hearing Meeting

Next meeting of Canadian Hard of Hearing Association, P.E.I. chapter at North Tryon Presbyterian Church Hall. Special guests: Brenda Porter and Brenda Graves, who travelled extensively to different locations in past few months, sharing their experiences and giving tips to make travelling easier for those with hearing loss. Update on Looping project, tea break and business meeting.

9:30 a.m., May 29

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., May 29

Taste and Tour Class

Join Sobeys dietitian for free Gluten-Free Taste and Tour class. Learn about foods that fit in gluten-free diet. From 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Sobeys Summerside. Register by emailing margaret.young@sobeys.com or calling 902-436-6731.

1-2:30 p.m., May 29

Teen Book Club

Teens in grades 8 through 12 meet each month to talk about books and socialize. This month, reading “The Hate U Give” by Angie Thomas. Pick up copy of current book club selection at main circulation desk at Summerside Rotary Library in Inspire Learning Centre, 57 Central St.

4 p.m., May 29

Crib at Summerside Legion

Cribbage games begin at 7 p.m. at Summerside Legion. Final night for season.

7 p.m., May 29

Scottish Concerts

MacKinnon Homestead Scottish Ceilidh Concert Series runs on Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. until Oct. 2 at MacKinnon Homestead Grounds, 31228 Route 2, Richmond. For more information call 902-854-3513.

7:30 p.m., May 29

THURSDAY

Lego at Library

Lego fun drop-in and build and O’Leary Public Library.

4 p.m., May 31

SUNDAY

ICMP Tree Dedication

International Children’s Memorial Place 13th Annual Tree Dedication Ceremony at 2115 Scales Pond Road, South Freetown. Parents dedicate trees in memory of their children. Everyone welcome. For more info, contact Judy Gallant at (902) 436-4850 or email judydoiron@hotmail.com. Website: www.icmplace.ca

2 p.m., June 10

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