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Pancakes and syrup.
Pancakes and syrup. - Perry Jackson

Calendar of events happening in and around Prince County




Pancake Breakfast with Santa

Special Olympics all-you-can-eat Pancake Breakfast with Santa at Community Room of Summerside Superstore. Includes coffee, tea, juice and two slices of ham. $5 for adults, $3 for children 6 and under. Bring your camera for picture with Santa. Funds raised go to 2018 Special Olympics National Summer Games athletes, coaches and volunteers from Prince County.

8-11 a.m., Dec. 2


Jingle Bell Holiday Bazaar

Jingle Bell Holiday Bazaar at Summerside Presbyterian Church, 130 Victoria Rd., from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lots of holiday baking, crafts, decorating ideas, and silent auction table. No admission. Church is fully accessible.

9 a.m.-4 p.m., Dec. 2


Linkletter Craft, Bake Sale

Linkletter Craft and Bake Sale featuring large variety of Island crafts, knitting, wood crafts, books, tree ornaments, wreaths, table arrangements, and many baked goods at Linkletter Community Centre, Linkletter Road (Rte. 11). From 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Free admission. Lower level with new-to-you products open also. For more information phone Kari at 902-303-9979.

9 a.m.-3 p.m., Dec. 2


Lot 16 Coffee Party

Christmas Coffee Party at Lot 16 United Church from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Sponsored by Lot 16 UCW (United Church Women).

10 a.m.-12 p.m., Dec. 2


Makerspace and Lego

Makerspace from 10 a.m.-12 noon every Saturday, offering DIY spaces where families can gather to create, invent and learn. Lego Club meets Saturdays at 2:30 p.m. offering fun building with Lego. Both at Summerside Rotary Library, Inspire Learning Centre, 57 Central St.

10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., Dec. 2


Used Book Sale

Friends of the Kensington Heritage Library used book sale at former Kensington Welcome Centre (in the Railyard) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sale in aid of programming at the library. Price by donation.

5-7 p.m., Dec. 2


Library Puppet Show

Watch a puppet play and then stay and make up your own. Family fun for everyone at Summerside Rotary Library, Inspire Learning Centre, 57 Central St.

11 a.m., Dec. 2


Legion Kitchen Party

Kitchen Party at Summerside Legion from 2 to 5 p.m., this week featuring Eddie Quinn.

2-5 p.m., Dec. 2


Lions Karaoke Contest

St. Eleanors Lions Club Karaoke contest. Contest features cash prizes for first, second and third place totalling $600. Saturdays with Yogi and Sandy from 7 to 11 p.m.

7-11 p.m., Dec. 2


‘Missing Christmas’ Musical

New Glasgow Christmas Choir presents musical play, “Missing Christmas,” at New Glasgow Christian Church, Route 258. Humourous and surprising retelling of Christmas story. Admission free but donations will be used to send stable full of animals to World Vision village for world's neediest children and their families.

7:30 p.m., Dec. 2 and 3


Helping Hands Jamboree

Helping Hands Band Jamboree at St. Anthony’s Hall, Route 2, Woodstock. Admission at the door. Music, fun and lunch.

7:30 p.m., Dec. 2


Legion Darts

Darts at Summerside Legion Saturdays at 8 p.m. Also Sundays starting at 12 noon and Fridays at 7:30 p.m.

8 p.m., Dec. 2


Club 50 Christmas Dance

Christmas Dance at Club 50 in Abram-Village from 8:30-11:30 p.m. Dancing to country and old rock and roll by live band. Lunch and 50/50 draw. All welcome. Admission $6.

8:30-11:30 p.m., Dec. 2




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., Dec. 3


Roast Beef Dinner

Knights of Columbus Hall roast beef dinner with trimmings. Price $12 for adults and $6 for children under 12.

12 noon, Dec. 3


Family Colouring and Drawing

Every Sunday, drawing challenges and colouring sheets for all ages, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Summerside Rotary Library, Inspire Learning Centre, 57 Central St.

1-4 p.m., Dec. 3


Concert for Haiti

Variety concert at Mont-Carmel Hall. All proceeds will be sent to Haïti to furnish a Grade 1 classroom. Admission: adults $8 minimum or donation of your choice, students $4, preschoolers $2.

1:30 p.m., Dec. 3


Christmas Traditions Concert

Kendall Docherty and Family Christmas Traditions Concert at Summerside Presbyterian Church, 130 Victoria Rd. Tickets: $10, available at the door. Light refreshments served.

Church is fully accessible.

2 p.m., Dec. 3


Woodcarvers Exhibit Opening

Official opening of Prince County Woodcarvers Guild’s newest exhibit “Wood Comes to Life” at Eptek Centre, Summerside, showcasing intricate carvings of birds and other wildlife. Exhibit on display until Jan. 5. Call 902-888-8373, visit or

2 p.m., Dec. 3


Acoustic Music Jam

Acoustic Music Jam every Sunday, 2 to 8:30 p.m. at Acadian Musical Village (Expo-Centre) Abram-Village. No jams on Dec. 17, 24, 31 and April 1. Admission $3. Adults only. Supper served at 5 p.m. - $10. Door prize and 50/50 draw. Contact: 902-854-2324

2-8:30 p.m., Dec. 3


Arioso Christmas Program

Arioso, seven-member ladies vocal group, presents annual Christmas program in two venues this season – Dec. 3 at newly renovated St. John's Presbyterian Church, New London, and Dec. 10 at St. Mark's Presbyterian Church, Tamarac Drive, Charlottetown. Both at 3 p.m. Tickets $10 at the door.

3 p.m., Dec. 3 and 10


Silent Santa at Mall

County Fair Mall hosting Silent Santa for families with autism, sensory issues, social anxieties. Santa’s Village lights, moving parts of display, and music shut off to lower stimulation levels. Santa remains silent. Offering on-the-spot photos with money collected donated to Autism Society of P.E.I.

4-5 p.m., Dec. 3


Men of Harvest Christmas

Annual Christmas Concert at Victoria West United Church. Music by Men of the Harvest. Lunch, craft table, door prizes. Freewill offering proceeds go to UCW (United Church Women). Wheelchair accessible. Storm date: Friday, Dec. 8.

7 p.m., Dec. 3


St. Louis Christmas Show

Christmas Show at St. Louis Community Centre featuring Kim Albert, Keelin Wedge and Rodney Arsenault providing the music. Admission $10 plus a nonperishable item for food bank.

7:30 p.m., Dec. 3




Miscouche Playgroups

Playgroups hosted by Family Place, Miscouche Rec Centre on High School St., Mondays until Dec. 18. Children practise social skills, while grown-ups connect and socialize. Crafts, educational toys, healthy snack and circle time. Drop into Summerside Family Place, call 902-436-1348 or

9:30-11:30 a.m., Dec. 4


Kinkora Playgroups

Playgroups hosted by Family Place, at seniors room Kinkora Place, 45 Anderson St., Mondays until Dec. 18. Children can practise social skills, while grown-ups can connect and socialize. Crafts, educational toys, healthy snack and circle time. Drop into Family Place, Summerside, call 902-436-1348 or

9:30-11:30 a.m., Dec. 4


Quilt Guild Meeting

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

10 a.m., Dec. 4


Federal Retirees Meeting

Federal Retirees Branch general meeting and Christmas social at Summerside Legion, 340 Notre Dame St. Guest speaker: Johnston Insurance representative.

2 p.m., Dec. 4


Parkview Cribbage

Parkview Seniors host Cribbage matches every Monday at 7 p.m. at Parkview Seniors in Summerside.

7 p.m., Dec. 4


Chair Yoga

Chair Yoga every Monday at Slemon Park Plaza. Gentle yoga using a chair for added support. Suitable for all ages and abilities. Contact: Kim at 902-888-7192.

7-8 p.m., Dec. 4


Bluegrass Concert

Bluegrass & Acoustic Music concert, featuring the Buchannan Family at Summerside Legion. Open-mike performers, 7-7:30 p.m., have free admission. Admission: $5. A 50/50 draw and door prize. Bring acoustic instruments for jam after concert.

7-9 p.m., Dec. 4




Heart Health Class

Join Sobeys dietitian for free 5 Secrets to Heart Health class and learn what foods can help your heart. Class at Sobeys Summerside. Register by emailing or calling 902-436-6731.

10-11 a.m., Dec. 5


Parent-Child Program

Parent-Child Mother Goose Program at Family Place, 75 Central St., Summerside, Tuesdays 10-11:15 a.m., until Dec 19. For families with children 0-2 years. Free fun and interactive program. Rhymes, songs and stories. Older preschool siblings welcome. Register at Family Place, call 902-436-1348 or

10-11:15 a.m., Dec. 5


O’Leary Library Storytime

Storytime for 3-to-5-year-olds and their people on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. at O’Leary Library. Fun drop-in literacy program using stories, songs and activities.

10:30 a.m., Dec. 5


Christmas Movie

Bring brown bag lunch to screening of Christmas comedy “Mixed Nuts,” at Lecture Theatre at 30 Slemon Park Dr., Hangar 3, Slemon Park. Due to nature of film, intended for adult audiences only. Contact: Kim Enman 902-888-7192,

12-2 p.m., Dec. 5


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., Dec. 5


Bingo and Cards

Parkview Seniors offer Bingo at 1 p.m. and Auction card games at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays, at Parkview Seniors, Summerside.

1 and 7 p.m., Dec. 5


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., Dec. 5


Snow Exhibit Opening

Grand opening of Summerside Art Club exhibit “Let It Snow” at MacNaught History Centre Gallery, 75 Spring St., Summerside. On until Jan. 31.

6-8 p.m., Dec. 5


Money Management Seminar

“Financial Literacy: Savings, Emergency Funds, and Investing” – part of free money management seminar series, presented by Anne Flynn. Series offers info on how to take control of your money and your life. Family friendly program at Summerside Rotary Library, Inspire Learning Centre, 57 Central St.

6:30 p.m., Dec. 5


Handle With Care Program

Handle With Care hosted by Family Place, 75 Central St., Summerside, Tuesdays until Dec. 12. Fun, interactive program to help parents and caregivers promote mental health of children under 6. Free children’s books, childcare subsidies, snacks. To register, drop in to Family Place, call 902-436-1348 ext. 2 or

7-9 p.m., Dec. 5


The Shed

Come listen to jam session and bring instrument if you play, to The Shed. Every Tuesday night, free admission, for adults any age. Seeking new musicians. At Slemon Park Hotel and Conference Centre. For info call Kim at 902-888-7192.

7-9 p.m., Dec. 5




Day of Remembrance

National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women Service at Summerside Baptist Church, 219 Church St. Guest speaker: Cody Clinton from Man Up movement. Purple ribbons available at East Prince Women’s Information Centre, 109 Water St. For more info: Andy Lou Somers, 902-436-9856.

12 noon, Dec. 6


Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser

Spaghetti dinner fundraiser at Notre Dame Place, Summerside. All proceeds go towards supporting all Notre Dame Place holiday dinners shared together. Seating Times: 3:45 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Cost $5 per plate. Tickets available in advance by calling Norte Dame Place 902-888-2237.

3:45 and 4:30 p.m., Dec. 6


Filmworks ‘The Breadwinner’

Filmworks Summerside presents “The Breadwinner,” animated adaptation of bestselling young adult novel by Canadian author Deborah Ellis. At Cineplex Cinemas Summerside. Tickets $10 at the door. Season passes still available ($42 for six remaining films). For more info: Facebook or email

6:30 p.m., Dec. 6


Christmas Cantata

Tyne Valley & Area Community Choir present Christmas Cantata, “King Forever” at Gordon Memorial United Church in Alberton. Freewill offering for charities.

7 p.m., Dec. 6




Postnatal Group

Rock & Talk Postnatal Group at Family Place, 75 Central St., Summerside, Thursdays 9:30-11:30 a.m. until Dec 14. 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: Family Place, call 902-436-1348.

9:30-11:30 a.m., Dec. 7


Free Quilting Class

Quilting for Beginners class Thursdays at 10 a.m. Learn quilt-making basics, how to sew basic block square and assemble a sampler quilt in this free class. Pre-registration required. Participants must provide their own sewing machine, thread and fabric. First class to discuss supplies and answer questions. At Summerside Rotary Library.

10 a.m., Dec. 7


Storytime with First Responder

Family Storytime with a first responder who will read a story and offer tour of ambulance. At Summerside Rotary Library, Inspire Learning Centre, 57 Central St.

10:30 a.m., Dec. 7


Eptek Lunchtime Films

Eptek Lunchtime films, mostly travelogues, screened Thursdays at noon. This week: “Journey of a Lifetime: Africa and Asia” (57 min.) distributed by Reader’s Digest. Coffee, tea, cookies served by Friends of Eptek. No charge; donations accepted for refreshments. At Eptek Centre, Summerside.

12 noon, Dec. 7


Parkview Cards

Parkview Seniors offer Canasta card games at 1 p.m. and Auction cards at 7 p.m. on Thursdays, at Parkview Seniors, Summerside.

1 and 7 p.m., Dec. 7


Eptek Book Club

Members of Eptek Centre Book Club meet to discuss “Dear Life” by Alice Munro. Collection of short stories that explores moments that changed the lives of her characters forever, includes tales from the author’s childhood, as well. New members welcome. At Eptek Centre, Summerside. For more information call 902-888-8373.

7 p.m., Dec. 7


Chase The Ice

Western Capitals Booster Club and Slemon Park Plex’s Chase the Ice draw, card flip in lobby at Credit Union Place following Capitals game. Ace pot estimated over $15,500 with 13 cards left. Tickets available at Bernard’s Quik Mart, Slemon Park Kwik Way, Mel’s Convenience, Don’t have to be present to win.

Dec. 7




Summerside Playgroups

Summerside Playgroups at Family Place, 75 Central St., Mondays and Fridays 9:30-11:30 a.m., until Dec. 22. Chance for children and grown-ups to connect and socialize. Crafts, educational toys, healthy snack and circle time. Drop into Family Place, call 902-436-1348 or

9:30-11:30 a.m., Dec. 8


Borden-Carleton Playgroups

Playgroups hosted by Family Place at Community Library in Fire Hall, 244 Borden Ave., Fridays 9:30-11:30 a.m., until Dec. 22. Children and grown-ups can connect and socialize. Crafts, educational toys, healthy snack and circle time. Drop into Family Place, Summerside, call 902-436-1348 or

9:30-11:30 a.m., Dec. 8


Festive Desserts Class

Join Sobeys dietitian for free Taste and Learn…Festive Desserts class. Recipes and samples provided. Class at Sobeys Summerside. Register by emailing or calling 902-436-6731.

11 a.m.-12 p.m., Dec. 8


Knit, Crochet and Chat

Enjoy knitting, crocheting or other needle crafts? Want to learn? Whether experienced or beginner, bring in your project to O’Leary Library, get ideas and socialize. Fridays at 2 p.m.

2 p.m., Dec. 8


Sorensen Family Christmas

Annual Sorensen Family Christmas Concert, “There’s Music in the Air”, at South Shore United Church, #85 Rte. 10 in Tryon. Lunch and time for Christmas socializing after concert in Howatt Memorial Centre. Admission: freewill offering in support of the church. Contact: 902-658-2009.

7:30 p.m., Dec. 8


Chase Ace and Karaoke

St. Eleanors Lions Club Chase the Ace draw. Tickets: $5 each, available during week at the club or online at until draw at 8 p.m. Friday. Followed by Karaoke with Yogi and Booboo from 8:30 to 11 p.m.

8 p.m., Dec. 8


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 at 7 p.m. Draw at 9 p.m. For 19 years and over. Call: 902-854-3300.

8 p.m., Dec. 8




Junior Book Club

Junior Book Club for children ages 6 to 12 years who like reading? Meet up and share thoughts with other young readers. Bring a book to life through crafts and activities. At Summerside Rotary Library, Inspire Learning Centre, 57 Central St.

1 p.m., Dec. 9



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