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The Canadian Federation of University Women St. John’s is collecting gently used books for their Great Big Book Sale coming up May 14-16. Books can be dropped off between Monday and Saturday from 11 a.m to 3 p.m., and Sunday from 1-3 p.m. in Woodgate Plaza on Kenmount Road between Toys R Us and Quiznos.
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A listing of events and activities in and around Prince County


Used Book Sale

Super Summer Used Book Sale at O’Leary Public Library. Lots of fiction, nonfiction and children’s books. Fill a bag for $2. Proceeds go to help library programs.

9 a.m.-2 p.m., Aug. 10

Cooking Class

Join Sobeys dietitian for free Taste and Learn…Beets! class. Taste test food of the month and take home recipes. Class 11 a.m. to noon at Sobeys Summerside. Register by emailing or calling 902-436-6731.

11 a.m.-12 p.m., Aug. 10

Benefit for Judy Stewart

Family, friends and neighbours having benefit for Judy Stewart of Kinkora at Kinkora Place. Silent and live auction, lottery tree and bake table. Contact: Jean Gaudet 902-887-2004.

7 p.m., Aug. 10

Evangeline Chase Ace

Chase the Ace draw every Friday at Acadian Musical Village in Abram-Village, organized by Evangeline Recreation Centre, Acadian Musical Village and Mont-Carmel Parish. Estimated jackpot: $16,000, with 45 cards left. Entertainment: Jeannette MacLellan and Elaine Arsenault from 8 to 9 p.m. Free admission. Adults only.

7-9 p.m., Aug. 10

Legion Darts

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

7 p.m., Aug. 10

Port Hill Talent Night

Talent night at King George Hall, Port Hill, featuring entertainment by 10 to 12-year-olds and adults. 50/50 draw. Admission: $5. Light lunch. Proceeds for the hall.

7:30 p.m., Aug. 10


Church Thrift Shop Open

Church Mouse Thrift Shop, 391 Nelson St., Crapaud, open Thursday, Friday and Saturday mornings in July from 9 a.m. to noon. For information or to volunteer in thrift shop, contact Connie MacKinnon at 902-658-2333. Drop in and visit to discover each week’s new treasures.

9 a.m.-12 p.m., Aug. 11

Clothing Giveaway

Anglican Parish of New London New 2 You Clothing Give Away. Prepare for back to school at clothing give away for students age 4 to 18. From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St Mark’s Church Hall, Victoria St. east, Kensington.

9 a.m.-2 p.m., Aug. 11

New Exhibit in Bedeque

Bedeque Area Historical Museum, William Callbeck Centre, Central Bedeque, starting new exhibit on Loyalist settlement of Bedeque Bay area. Other exhibits include story of Borden ferry service (1917-1997) and story of Callbeck’s Store. Museum also displays Red Barn collection of Howard Clark relating to social history of area. Open Tuesday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sundays 1 to 5 p.m.

10 a.m., Aug.11

Williams Family Reunion

19th Williams family reunion at Green Park, Port Hill. Descendants of Edward and Isabella (Stewart) Williams invited. For info call Elmer Williams 902-436-5451.

2 p.m., Aug. 11

Legion Kitchen Party

Kitchen Party at Summerside Legion from 2 to 5 p.m. featuring music by Corey Gallant.

2-5 p.m., August 11

Helping Hands Jamboree

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

7:30 p.m., Aug. 11

New London Ceilidh

Monthly ceilidh in New London Women’s Institute Hall, at 7:30 p.m., Rte. 6, with music by Jimmy and Friends. Light lunch served, 50/50 draw, door prize. Wheelchair accessible. Proceeds in aid of hall upkeep. Evening of country music.

7:30 p.m., Aug. 11

Club 50 Dances

Saturday night dances at Club 50 in Abram-Village from 9 p.m. to 12 midnight. Music by DJ Dave Gaudet. Lunch and 50/50 draw. Admission: $6.

9 p.m.-12 a.m., Aug. 11


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 902-724-0914 and leave message. Free admission.

8 a.m.-1 p.m., Aug. 12

Miscouche Picnic

Annual Miscouche Parish Picnic starting with mass at 10:30 a.m. Activities from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the grounds of St. John the Baptist Church.Booths, flea market, bingo, fish pond, bake sale, food (Acadian and American), music and cake auction.

10:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Aug. 12

Garden Tours

Summerside and Area Garden Club free garden tours. This week’s gardens: Garth Davey and Roger Gaudet, 18213 Kildare Capes; Heritage Inn gardens, Tignish; and Tignish Royal Canadian Legion, Phillip St., Tignish. Contact: 902-888-5963.

Aug. 12

Sing-song and Service

Church service at Bethel United Church, West Cape. Sing-song followed by church service Rev. Beth Cameron officiating. Rev. Ann Purdy, guest speaker. Music by Helping Hands Band. Sponsored by Bethel Historical Committee.

7 p.m., Aug. 12

Mont-Carmel Concert

Sunday Evening Variety Concert at Mont-Carmel Parish Hall, 5786 Route 11. Performers: Maggie Savoie (NB), Kim Wempe (NS), Louise Arsenault and the Joe Narcisse family. Stepdancers: Les Joe Narcisse. Admission: adults $12, members of co-operative $10, students $5 and pre-schoolers free. For more info, call 902-439-0126, check website or Facebook.

7 p.m., Aug. 12

Music in St. Louis

Music night at St. Louis Community Centre. Musicians include Theresa Carr, Melvin Doucette, Donald Harper, Dane Perry, Wilma Jones and Al McCue. Admission is $5. Lunch provided.

7:30 p.m., Aug. 12

Tribute to Lady Singers

A Tribute to Lady Singers of Our Century concert at Crapaud Community Hall (new venue), Rte. 13. Fundraising concert for St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church. Performers Jolee Patkai, Keila Glydon, Joan Reeves, Judy McGregor, Colleen MacPhee, Joan Reeves and Judy McGregor. Tickets: $12 can be purchased at the door which opens at 6:30 p.m., or by calling 902-658-2648 or 902-658-2333. Light refreshments.

7:30 p.m., Aug. 12


Bluegrass and Acoustic Concert

Bluegrass and acoustic music concert featuring the Island Girls, with Tania Paynter, Donna Lee Perry, Sadie Perry, Alice Gallant and Judy Bernard, at Summerside Legion from 7 to 9 p.m. Open-mic performers on 7-7:30 p.m., have free admission. Admission: $5. A 50/50 draw and door prizes. Bring acoustic instruments for jam after concert.

7-9 p.m., Aug. 13

Backroad Ceilidh

Backroad Ceilidh at St. Nicholas Community Hall, 3699 Rte. 11. Summer ceilidh series every Monday evening at 7:30. Storytelling, traditional, East Coast and country music with host Jordan LeClair, Michael Richard and Connie LeClair. Special guests featured throughout summer. Admission $10. Doors open at 7 p.m. Find them on Facebook.

7:30 p.m., Aug. 13

Spring Valley Games

Spring Valley Community Hall cards and Crokinole parties Mondays at 7:30 p.m. All welcome. 50/50 draw and light lunch served.

7:30 p.m., Aug. 13


Kids’ Cooking Class

Join Sobeys dietitian for free Kids’ Cooking: Super Suppers class. Ages 7-12. Class 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Sobeys Summerside. Register by emailing or calling 902-436-6731.

11 a.m.-12 p.m., Aug. 14

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., Aug. 14

Tuesday Talk

Tuesday Talk (in French) – “La petite histoire du souper-théâtre La Cuisine à Mémé.”

Last Tuesday Talk of year, Jeannita Bernard’s presentation of popular entertainment La Cuisine à Mémé, joined by actor and their memories. This show played from 1985 to 2003. Free admission; donations appreciated. Refreshments served. Information: (902) 432-2880.

7 p.m., Aug. 14

Bedeque Ceilidh

Ceilidh at Bedeque United Church Hall with group The Island Girls providing entertainment. Admission: $6, lunch served.

7:30 p.m., Aug. 14

Tunes ‘n’ Tales

Toe Tappin’ Tunes ‘n’ Tales at Britannia Hall, 816 Canada Road. Performers: Tyra Richard on ukulele accompanied by grandmother Barbara Burleigh, storyteller Dori MacLean with her three granddaughters, Sakura, Skye and Mia MacLean; and Katrina Bedali, tap dancer. Music by Toe Tappin’ Houseband: Bruce MacDougall and Blair MacDonald. Door prize, canteen service. Proceeds to Bideford Parsonage Museum.

7:30 p.m., Aug. 14

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., Aug. 14


Summer Reading Club Finale

Celebrate end of Summer Reading Club with “Feeding our Passion” party at Alberton Public Library. Children ages 3-13 invited for wrap-up. Bring non-perishable good.

11 a.m., Aug. 15

Community Day in Alberton

IO Solutions' Community Day, free for all ages in Alberton and surrounding communities. Annual event to give back to the community. Free barbecue, beverages, snow cones, sweets, music by DJ, plus free bubble soccer, inflatable pirate ship, human foosball competitions and joust activity at IOS Solutions, 51 Griffin Drive, in parking and adjacent field.

1-5 p.m., Aug. 15

Tignish Acadian Day

Celebrate National Acadian Day with evening of activities for whole family at Bicentennial Park, Tignish. Concert featuring musicians Victor and Cathy Doucette, Steve Perry, Monique Pendergast-Doucette and others. Face painting, splash pad, treats for kids and several inflatables. Free event funded by CMA 2019, town of Tignish and Conseil Rév.S.-É.-Perrey inc.

6 p.m., Aug. 15

Abram-Village Acadian Day

Celebration for National Acadian Day on grounds of Agricultural Exhibition and Acadian Festival in Abram-Village. Music, inflatable games, Beach Goats. Barbecue and Acadian dishes available. Join the Tintamarre noise-making parade, official ceremony followed by musicians. Bring a chair.

6 p.m., Aug. 15

Concerts in the Garden

Concerts in the Garden series of outdoor concerts presented by Culture Summerside and Wyatt Heritage Properties Wednesday evenings in August, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., on grounds of Wyatt Heritage Properties in Summerside. This week: Johnny Oliver, award-winning singer/songwriter, covers everything from hard driving country and rock, to tender ballads. Admission by donation. For details visit

6:30-8:30 p.m., Aug. 15

Wednesdays with LM Montgomery

Wednesday Evening with L.M. Montgomery at Bideford Parsonage Museum, 784 Bideford Rd., Rte. 166. Guest readers join in dramatic reading of “The Garden of Spices,” published 100 years ago in March, 1918, in MacLean’s Magazine. Light refreshments following.

7:30 p.m., Aug. 15

Fiddling Ceilidhs

Louise Arsenault, Helen Bergeron and Jonathan Arsenault team up with fiddler Gary Chapman for weekly ceilidhs at Stanley Bridge Women’s Institute Hall at 4897 Rte. 224.

Wednesdays. Lively Acadian-style song and dance, Don Messer-style fiddling, Maritime music and more. Admission: $15 for adults, $10 for children at the door, or purchase in advance at

7:30 p.m., Aug. 15

Malpeque Ceilidh

Ceilidhs at Malpeque Women’s Institute Hall, Rte. 20. Every Wednesday until Aug. 29. Hosted by Mike Pendergast and Tom McSwiggan with fiddler Andy Doucette, singer and guitarist, Shane Pendergast, and step-dancer Veronica Murray. Night of Celtic and Maritime music, fun and stories. Island strawberries and ice cream available at intermission. Adults $15, children under 12 $5. Doors open at 7 p.m.

7:30 p.m., Aug. 15

Chase the Ace

Silver Fox Chase the Ace, in aid of Junior Curling and Sailing and Summerside Firefighters Association, draw every Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. 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., Aug. 15


Stanley Bridge Ceilidh

Ceilidhs at Stanley Bridge Women’s Institute Hall, Rte. 6 and 224, every Thursday until Aug. 29. Hosted by Mike Pendergast and Tom McSwiggan with fiddler Andy Doucette, singer and guitarist, Shane Pendergast, and stepdancer Veronica Murray. Night of Celtic and Maritime music, fun and stories. Island strawberries and ice cream available at intermission. Adults $15, children under 12 $5. Doors open at 7 p.m.

7:30 p.m., Aug. 16


Code-Mobile in Alberton

Code-Mobile travelling computer lab offering workshops in digital art, game creation or storytelling. No experience needed. Ages 6-12 years old. Free. At Alberton Public Library.

10:30 a.m., Aug. 17

Three Oaks Reunion

Three Oaks High School in Summerside’s Class of 1978 celebrating 40th-year reunion. Open to graduates from 1977-1982 Saturday and Sunday. Friday, graduates of 1978 meeting for pot luck at Linkletter Beach. For more information, contact Deborah Mitton at 902-843-5486 or email

August 17-19


Princetown Fish Fry

Final Fish Fry of season at Princetown United Church, Route 20, Malpeque, on church grounds. Breaded haddock, fries, pop or water and ice cream and strawberries available. All proceeds go to the church. All welcome.

3-6 p.m., Aug. 19

Summer Service

Annual summer service, Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Alma. Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. Potluck lunch to follow at Jeffery Homestead. All welcome! - Sent from The Journal Pioneer contact form. Contact email:

10 a.m., Aug. 19


Memorial Society AGM

Annual general meeting of Stanley Bridge Memorial Society Inc. at Stanley Bridge Centre 9979, Rte. 6. Public welcome to attend.

7 p.m., Aug. 22

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