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['Chase The Ace has become a huge fundraiser for many charities. But for some others, it’s been a flop.']
Chase The Ace has become a huge fundraiser for many charities.

Community events happening in and around Prince County



Fox Chase the Ace

Silver Fox Chase the Ace in aid of Junior Curling and Sailing. Draw every Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. Do not have to be present to win. This week’s jackpot: $12,210, with 30 cards remaining. Purchase tickets at Silver Fox, D. A. MacDonald Ltd. or Waugh’s Food Centre, Summerside.

8:30 p.m., Dec. 27




Used Book Sale

Friends of the Kensington Heritage Library used book sale at former Kensington Welcome Centre (in the Railyard) Thursday, Dec. 28, from 5 to 7 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 30, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sale in aid of programming at the library. Price by donation.

5-7 p.m., Dec. 28


Linkletter Jamboree

Thursday Night Jamboree at Linkletter Community Centre, 1670 Route 11. Featuring Dunromin (Vans Bryant, Harold Noye, John Campbell, Jim Dickson, Marnie Noye) followed by open-mic segment with singers, step-dancers, etc. 50/50 draw and prizes. Admission $8 includes lunch.

7 p.m., Dec. 28


Parkview Cards

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

7 p.m., Dec. 28


Legion Karaoke

Karaoke with Clayton Gallant at Summerside Legion commencing at 8 p.m.

8 p.m., Dec. 28




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. 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., Dec. 29


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. Jackpot: $18,000 with 38 cards left. Doors open 7 p.m. Draw 9 p.m. Entertainment this week: Allan Gallant and Marcel Caissie on from 8 to 10 p.m. Free admission. 19 and over. Call: 902-854-3300.

8 p.m., Dec. 29




Noon Year’s Eve Party

Noon Year’s Eve Party at Summerside Rotary Library, Inspire Learning Centre, 57 Central St. Count down to 12 o’clock noon with activities and crafts related to New Year’s celebration. For families who do not want to stay up late. All ages welcome.

11 a.m., Dec. 30


Adult Book Club

Adult Book Club meet at Summerside Rotary Library, Inspire Learning Centre, 57 Central St. Join in lively discussion about some of today's most intriguing and thought-provoking books. This month discussing “The Goldfinch” by Donna Tartt.

2 p.m., Dec. 30


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. 30




Deadline for Rug Hooking

Eight free rug hooking classes for seniors, sponsored by LEAP begin Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, at Kinkora Place, 45 Anderson Road. Contact Joan 902-887-2852 or Georgie 902-887-2267 to register before Dec. 31.

Dec. 31


New Year’s Eve Party

New Year’s Eve Party: evening of music, dance and good food at Village musical Acadien, Abram-Village. Music by Misty Water. Doors open at 9 p.m., music and buffet starts at 10 p.m. Tickets: $30 available by calling Village musical office, 902-854-3300, or Nancy Smith at 902-854-2072.

9 p.m., Dec. 31


New Year’s Eve Dance

2017 New Year’s Eve dance at Summerside Legion featuring Neon Moon.

Dec. 31




New Year’s Levee

2018 levee at Summerside Legion starting at 12:30 p.m., dance at 1:30 p.m. featuring music of Neon Moon.

12:30 p.m., Jan. 1




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. 2


Eptek Nature Talk

Eptek Centre, Summerside, hosts naturalist Dan McAskill’s talk “Birds of the Island,” while gallery is filled with birds carved by Prince County Woodcarvers Guild. Learn about various birds seen in P.E.I. Admission free.

7 p.m., Jan. 2




Eptek Lunchtime Films

Eptek Lunchtime films Thursdays at noon. Some new films and others from late Friend, Blanche Hogg. This week: “Canada: Magnificent Journeys: New Frontiers” (60 minutes) distributed by Reader’s Digest. Coffee, tea, cookies served by Friends of Eptek. No charge; donations accepted for refreshments.

12 noon, Jan. 4


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., Jan. 4


Eptek Book Club

Members of Eptek Centre Book Club meet at Eptek to discuss “Burden of Desire” by Robert MacNeil. Story of love triangle between bohemian Halifax south-end belle, Dalhousie professor and young Anglican minister during time around Halifax Explosion. Explores impact of explosion on Halifax society. New members welcome. 902-888-8373.

7 p.m., Jan. 4




iPad, iPhone Workshop

EPSI (East Prince Seniors Initiative) hosts "iFun" session for anyone who has iPads or iPhones. Workshop from 10 a.m. until noon in Key Room at Inspire Learning Centre. Drop by to learn few tips and tricks for iProducts.

10 a.m.-12 p.m., Jan. 5




Club 50 Dance

Dance every Saturday night at Club 50 in Abram-Village from 8:30 to 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., Jan. 6




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., Jan. 7




Baby Sign Language

Baby Signs Sign Language for Babies hosted by Family Place, 75 Central St., Summerside, Tuesdays 9:30-11:30 a.m., Jan 9–Feb 13, 2018. Program helps children develop language and cognitive skills. To register, drop into Family Place, call 902-436-1348 or

9:30-11:30 a.m., Jan. 9


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. 9



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