Community calendar

Published on February 21, 2017

Calendar of events

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Upcoming events in P.E.I.

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Fundraisers

Glenaladale Heritage Trust is looking to turn its vision of buying Glenaladale into reality through its Buy-A-Brick campaign. For as little as $25 help purchase glenaladale brick by brick. What a great way to have your name or that of someone important to you attached to one of the thousands of bricks which make up this stately home. Go to https://glenaladalepei.com/buy-a-brick/.

 

Donate your gently used clothing and cloth items to make a difference in the lives of the 11 million Canadians living with diabetes or prediabetes. Donate at your nearest Clothesline red donation box—visit diabetes.ca/dropbox or call 1-800-505-5525 to locate a box near you. Your donation supports the Canadian Diabetes Association.

 

Capture the Queen of Hearts is at the Fort Augustus Rec Centre, Fridays, with doors opening at 6:30 pm. Tickets are sold until 8 p.m. for a chance to win a growing jackpot.

 

Chase the Ace Draw is at the Charlottetown Legion every Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at Cross Roads Fire Department drive-thru, Stratford Town Centre and of course the Legion. There is an estimated jackpot of $55,000 on April 8.

 

A Book and Bake Sale is Saturday, April 8, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Kirk of St. James Hall, 35 Fitzroy St., Charlottetown. Choose from a wide variety of good used books and home-baked items.

 

A hot roast beef dinner is Saturday, April 8, at St. Mark’s Presbyterian Church, 7 Tamarac Ave., Charlottetown. Sittings are 4 p.m.; 5:15 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Take-outs are also available. Tickets are $18 each. Call Lois 902-368-8246 or Betty 902-894-5272.

 

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Classes/Presentations

Run to Quit is an innovative program organized by the Canadian Cancer Society where participants learn to walk or run 5 km while receiving practical support on quitting smoking. Spring registration coming soon. For more information, contact ellen.theuerkauf@pei.cancer.ca or call 902-566-1713, extension 2224. 

 

Weekly free classes on Buddhism, as well as special classes on meditation, are being offered bythe Great Enlightenment Buddhist Institute (GEBIS) at its Buddhist Centre in Charlottetown, 133 Queen St., second floor. Contact GEBIS Charlottetown on Facebook or gebissociety.org for information. Register for classes at gebis.happycourse@gmail.com.

 

A free 5 Secrets to Better Heart Health class is April 5, 11 a.m. to noon, at the West Royalty Sobeys. Join the Sobeys dietitian and learn what foods help the heart. Call 902-566-4399 or email shannon.ochsner@sobeys.com to register; space is limited.

 

Skill Development in P.E.I.is the theme of a facilitated discussion in the Southport Room of the Stratford Town Hall on April 5, 7:8:30 p.m. Organized by Education 2020, the event is a response to the recent budget speech where new dollars for innovation and skill development were announced. The views discussed will be forwarded to the governments of P.E.I. and Canada.

 

Truly beginner yoga classes, by Brenda Sanders, are at Sanctuary Yoga and Massage, Monday to Friday, 12:05 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., 161 St. Peters Rd., Sherwood Business Centre. Visit www.sanctuaryyogaandmassage.com or call 902-629-5800.

 

Shorehill yoga chair yoga classes are in Charlottetown on Mondays and Thursdays, 1 p.m., at Trinity United Church in Charlottetown. Full details are at www.Shorehill.ca, 902-626-7560 or shorehillyoga@gmail.com.

 

Shorehill gentle yoga program for body/mind/spirit balance gentle hatha classes are Mondays and Thursdays, 11:30 a.m., at Trinity United Church in Charlottetown. Full details are at www.Shorehill.ca, 902-626-7560 or shorehillyoga@gmail.com.

 

Fitness classes for 50+ are Mondays and Fridays, 9 a.m., at the Milton Community Hall. Admission is $3. All fitness levels are welcome. Call 902 368-3090.

 

Yoga with Courtney Steele is at the Tracadie Community Centre, Tracadie, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. Contact info@fullthrottlefitness.net or 902-626-9179.

 

Indoor cycling class for seniors 60+ is at MacQueen's Bike, Tuesdays and Thursdays at noon. Call 902-394-2453.

 

Low-impact exercise classes are at Tracadie Community Centre, Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. Call Debbie Campbell, 902-629-1412.

 

Low-impact exercise classes are at Tracadie Community Centre, Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. Call Debbie Campbell, 902-629-1412.

 

Truly beginner yoga classes, by Brenda Sanders, are at Sanctuary Yoga and Massage, Monday to Friday, 12:05 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., 161 St. Peters Rd., Sherwood Business Centre. Visit www.sanctuaryyogaandmassage.com or call 902-629-5800.

 

Shorehill Yoga chair yoga classes are in Charlottetown on Mondays and Thursdays, 1 p.m., at Trinity United Church in Charlottetown. Go to www.Shorehill.ca, 902-626-7560 or shorehillyoga@gmail.com.

 

Shorehill gentle yoga program classes are Mondays and Thursdays, 11:30 a.m., at Trinity United Church in Charlottetown. Go to www.Shorehill.ca, 902-626-7560 or shorehillyoga@gmail.com.

 

Fitness classes for 50+ are Mondays and Fridays, 9 a.m., at the Milton Community Hall. Admission is $3. Call 902 368-3090.

 

Christian meditation every Tuesday at the Martha Spirituality Centre at SDU Place on Great George Street at 9:30 a.m. and 7:15 p.m. All denominations are welcome. A donation will be appreciated.

 

Yoga with Courtney Steele is at the Tracadie Community Centre, Tracadie, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. Contact info@fullthrottlefitness.net or 902-626-9179.

 

An exercise for seniors class is at the Seniors Active Living Centre, Bell Aliant Centre, UPEI, Tuesdays 10 a.m.

 

Indoor cycling class for seniors 60+ is at MacQueen's Bike, Tuesdays and Thursdays at noon. Call 902-394-2453.

 

Chair yoga is presented at the Milton Community Hall on Wednesday at 9 a.m. The instructor is Angelie Carter. Cost is $3.

 

Beginner and intermediate Bridge lessons are at the Seniors Active Living Centre, Bell Aliant Centre, UPEI, Wednesdays, 12:45 p.m.

 

Low-impact exercise classes are at Tracadie Community Centre, Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. Call Debbie Campbell, 902-629-1412.

 

 

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Cards/Bridge/Crokinole

Euchre is played at the Seniors Active Living Centre, Bell Aliant Centre, UPEI, Tuesdays, 1 p.m.

 

Mayflower Seniors weekly card play is Tuesdays, 1:30 p.m., at the Cotton Centre, Stratford.

 

Bridge is played at the Silver Threads Club in Souris on Tuesdays at 7 p.m.

 

Novice Bridge is at the Charlottetown Duplicate Bridge Club, 161 St. Peter’s Rd., Tuesdays, 7-9 p.m. Experienced players will be available to help with the bidding and play. Contact Ray Malone at 368-8416 or rpmalone@eastlink.ca.

 

An ACBL sanctioned duplicate game is Tuesdays, 7-10 p.m., at the Haviland Club, Charlottetown, with a guaranteed partner and fun play, as well as a mini lesson at 6:30 p.m. Contact 902-569-3180, irene.macarthur@pei.sympatico.ca, or www.overthebridgeclub.com.

 

Crib cards are at the Kensington Lions Club, Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m.

 

Weekly card parties (45s singles) are at Tracadie Community Centre, Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. There is a toonie pot, and a light lunch will be served.

 

Vernon River Tuesday night weekly card play is at St. Joachim Parish Hall, 7:30 p.m., with prizes, a toonie pot and lunch.

 

Auction is at the North Rustico Lions Club Wednesdays at 1 p.m. Cost is $10 a team. 50/50 draw for Lionnettes charities.

 

Scrabble is played at the Seniors Active Living Centre, Bell Aliant Centre, UPEI, on Wednesdays, 1 p.m.

 

Euchre is played at the Montague Legion, Douses Road Wednesdays, 1 p.m. New members are welcome.

 

Auction/45s is at the Jack Blanchard Family Centre, Charlottetown, Wednesdays 1:30 p.m. Admission is $2. There will also be a 50/50 draw.

 

North Rustico Lions Club auction is Wednesdays, 1 p.m. Admission is $10 per team. There will also be a 50/50 draw to North Rustico Lionnetes.

 

Cards games are at St. Francis church hall in Cornwall Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. Enjoy an evening of auction and a cup of tea. Partners are not required.

 

Card parties (45s) are in St. Teresa’s in the church activity room, Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m. The game is being played as singles, so a partner is not necessary. There is a 50/50 draw, and a light lunch.

 

St. Pius X Church Knights of Columbus cribbage is Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m., in the basement of St. Pius X Church, St. Peter’s Road, Charlottetown, with prize, a loonie pot and a 50/50 draw. Bring a partner. Cost: $5 per person.

 

The Seniors Active Living Centre, Bell Aliant Centre, UPEI, is having a Cribbage Tournament on April 6. Registration begins at 9:15 a.m. with games at 9:30 a.m. Admission is $5 for members and $6 for non-members. There will be a 50/50 draw as well as prizes for first, second and third. Partners are not required but are recommended.

 

The Seniors Active Living Centre, Bell Aliant Centre, UPEI, will be having an Auction tournament on April 6. Registration is at 12:45 p.m. with the tournament starting at 1 p.m. Admission is $5 for members and $6 for non-members. There will be a 50/50 draw as well as prizes for first, second and third

 

The Mayflower Seniors Club has bridge play Thursdays, 1:30 p.m., at the Robert L. Cotton Centre, Bunbury Road. All players are welcome. Call 902-569-1425.

 

Cash bingo is at the Montague Legion Br. 8, 15 Douses Rd., Thursdays, 7 p.m., with a 50/50 draw, a progressive jackpot, canteen service and complimentary tea and coffee.

 

Sociable Bridge is Thursdays, 7 p.m., at the Haviland Club, 2 Haviland St., Charlottetown. Call 902-218-4202.

 

Cards, auction and 45s, are held at Stanhope Place on Thursdays at 7 p.m. Admission is $5. The hall is at 2784 Bay Shore Rd. 

 

West Royalty Community Centre cards are Thursdays, 7:30 p.m., with prizes and lunch. Everyone is welcome.

 

Crokinole is Thursdays at the Hunter River Lions Hall, 7:30 p.m., with eight games, prizes and lunch for $4. No partner is needed.

 

Card play is Thursdays, 7 p.m., at St. Margaret’s Hall.

 

Stratford weekly Cribbage, sponsored by the Stratford Lions Club, is at the Cotton Centre, 57 Bunbury Rd., Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. Prizes are $100, $60 and $40. Admission: $6 per person; all are welcome. Proceeds go to Lions’ community projects. Call 902-569-2409.

 

Card play is Thursdays, 7 p.m., at St. Margaret’s Hall.

 

Stratford weekly Cribbage, sponsored by the Stratford Lions Club, is at the Cotton Centre, 57 Bunbury Rd., Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. Prizes are $100, $60 and $40. Admission: $6 per person; all are welcome. Proceeds go to Lions’ community projects. Call 902-569-2409.

 

West Royalty Friday cards are at 1:30 p.m. at the West Royalty Community Centre.

 

Bingo is at the Seniors Active Living Centre, Bell Aliant Centre, UPEI, Fridays, 1:30 p.m.

 

Weekly card play is at the Silver Threads Club in Souris, Fridays, 7 p.m.

 

Stratford crokinole is Friday at the Cotton Centre, 57 Bunbury Rd., Stratford at 7:30 p.m. with eight games, prizes and lunch. Cost is $4. No partner is needed.

 

Auction cards are played at Kensington Lions Club on Fridays at 7:30 p.m.

 

Winsloe Lions Friday night Crib is 7:30 p.m. at the Winsloe Lions Hall. There is a loonie pot and a 50/50 draw. Call Bruce, 902-628-9094.

 

Cards are at the Hunter River Community Centre, Fridays, 7:30 p.m. Admission is $3. Lunch is served.

 

Cards are Fridays, 7:30 p.m., at the Olde Dunstaffnage Community Centre.

 

Weekly Friday night card parties, sponsored by the O’Leary Seniors Sunshine Club, are at O’Leary Community Complex, O’Leary, 7 p.m. Admission is $3. Prizes will be awarded, and light refreshments are served.

 

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Meetings/Conventions/Open house

T.O.P.S. PE 5055 meets on Tuesdays at Cardigan Village office, next to the post office. Weigh-in is from 6-6:30 p.m. Meeting at 6:30 p.m. Call Dianne Gill at 902651-2536, 902-626-5752 or email gilldianne0@gmail.com.

 

Charlottetown Toastmasters Breakfast Club meets at Smitty’s Restaurant – private room, 449 University Ave., 7:30-8:30 a.m., every second Tuesday. Call Kay, 902-368-9339.

 

Hampshire Friendship Club for Weight Loss and Healthy Living meets Tuesdays, 8:45 a.m., at Hampshire Hall. Call Jean, 902-621-0398.

 

The Cornwall and Area 50+ Club meets weekly at the Cornwall Civic Centre on Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. for Auction and Cribbage. Skip Bo is played on Thursdays at 1 p.m. Admission is $2.

 

T.O.P.S. PE #5051 Charlottetown meets Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m., at the Sherwood Rec Hall. Call Margaret, 902-566-9991.

 

Cardigan T.O.P.S. meets Tuesdays, 6 p.m., at the Cardigan village office. New members are welcome to call Karen Wood, 902-676-2978.

 

T.O.P.S. PE 3715, North River, meets Tuesdays at the North River Fire Hall (back door entrance). Weigh-in is at 5:45 p.m.; the meeting is at 6:30 p.m. Call Cynthia, 902-566-4680.

 

T.O.P.S. PE809, Hunter River, meets Tuesdays in the music room, Central Queens Elementary School, Hunter River. Weigh-in begins at 6:30 p.m.; the meeting is at 7 p.m. New members are welcome. Call Cathy, 902-628-2069, or Carolyn, 902-964-2417.

 

The Brain Injury Association support group meets in the boardroom of Home Instead, 106 Kensington Rd., on the first Tuesday of the month, 1-3 p.m. For information or directions, call the office, 902-367-3216.

 

23 Kent Sea Cadets for youth 12-18, meet every Tuesday at 6 p.m. at HMCS Queen Charlotte, 210 Water St., Charlottetown.

 

The Cornwall and Area Watershed Group (CAWG) will host its AGM April 5, 6-8 p.m., at Milton Community Hall, 7 New Glasgow Rd., Route 224, North Milton. Guest speakers are Sean Landsman and Peter Bevan Baker, followed by a business meeting and elections. There will also be food and refreshments. All are welcome. There is no charge. Contact the CAWG watershed co-ordinator at 902-940-0277.

 

Toastmasters group meets Wednesdays, September to June, 6-8 p.m., at the Royalty Centre (Room 125), 40 Enman Cres., Charlottetown. Guests are always welcome with no cost for a guest to attend. Call 902-393-6181 or visit http://premiere.toastmastersclubs.org/.

 

T.O.P.S. #1968, Souris, meets Wednesdays in the classroom at the Souris Hospital, 5:45-6:45 p.m. Call Mae, 902-687-2877.

 

T.O.P.S. PE 4189 Kensington meets on Wednesdays at the Holy Family Parish Centre, 30 Pleasant St. Weigh-in: 6-7 p.m.; meeting: 7 p.m. Call Pat, 902-432-3813.

 

TOPS #PE0906 Cornwall meets Thursdays in the basement of St. Francis of Assisi Church in Cornwall. Weigh in 6-6:30 p.m., meeting, 6:30 p.m. Call Carol at 902-675-2198.

 

T.O.P.S. Chapter 4848 members meet at Glen Stewart Primary School, Stratford, on Thursdays. Weigh-in: 6:30 p.m.; meeting: 7 p.m. Call 902-367-9474.

 

A group meets for an in-depth study and discussion of the text, A Course in Miracles Fridays, 6 p.m., 22 Garfield St., Charlottetown. Call Jimmy 902-566-1859.

 

 

 

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Community events

Making Memories in Miltonvale Park– If you live or have lived in the communities of North or South Milton, Milton Station, Sleepy Hollow or Springvale and might like to be involved in a history book project, the first meeting and free supper will be held at the Milton Community Hall (7 New Glasgow Road) on Tuesday, April 4 at 6 p.m. RSVP by Monday, April 3 by noon to 902-368-3090 or admin@miltonvalepark.com

 

The P.E.I. Association for Newcomers to Canada is awarding prizes to the winning students in the Anti-Racism Creative Challenge on April 4, 6:30 p.m. at the Confederation Centre Public Library in Charlottetown. Everyone is welcome to attend.

 

Income Tax Assistance:  Anyone in a low-income bracket, whose tax situation is straight forward, trained volunteers are ready to help you complete your income tax return. Phone 902-566-9602 to make an appointment.

 

The Sister Antoinette DesRoches Historical Committee will accept nominations for the Gilbert Buote Award until April 21. This award serves to recognize outstanding projects in the field of Acadian history and heritage on Prince Edward Island. The projects submitted for the award must have been completed in 2016. For information, contact Georges Arsenault, 902-566-5067, or email georg52@pei.sympatico.ca.

 

"Sharing Memories and Making New" is a book with Island stories, poems, recipes, art and photos by several in aid of the QEH. $20. To purchase one, contact Bea Irving at 902-651-2017 or beairving2@hotmail.com.

 

 

 

Entertainment

Ceilidh in the City Easter gospel concert is Wednesday, April 5, at the Murchison Centre on St. Pius X Avenue in Charlottetown. Special musical guests are Ed and Linda Doiron as well as the house band of Kendall Docherty, Peter Burke, Heartz Godkin and Brian Knox. Door open at 6:30 p.m. for a 7:30 p.m. showtime.