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Book Folding Session

Book Folding craft session. Big heart will emerge from recycled book that is perfect for giving thanks this month at Alberton Public Library

1 p.m., Oct. 11

 

Kuddles For Kids

Volunteers needed for Kuddles for Kids program. Meeting at St. Mary's Hall, Summer St., Summerside, to make teddy bears for needy children here and abroad. No sewing experience needed. Visitors welcome to see volunteers assembling colourful bears. Information: Carol Ann Newson 902-436-9816.

1-4 p.m., Oct. 11

 

Filmworks Movie 

Filmworks Summerside presents “The Glass Castle,” based on best-selling memoir by Jeannette Walls, at Cineplex Cinemas Summerside. Tickets $10 at the door. Season passes also available at the door ($56 for eight remaining films). For more info: Facebook or filmworks.summerside@gmail.com.

6:30 p.m., Oct. 11

 

Free Solar Session

Solar specialists, Steve Howard and Darcie Lanthier, host free information session on Solar Electric systems at Kensington town hall. Learn how you can enjoy free power for decades. Light refreshments provided.

7-8 p.m., Oct. 11 

 

CountryHeart Concert

Arts & Heritage Centre, 420 Church St., Alberton, presents CountryHeart with guests Kurk Bernard and Joey Doucette. Tickets now available for Nov. 22 Christmas concert at $10 each.

7:30 p.m., Oct. 11

 

THURSDAY

 

New Eptek Exhibits

Robert Milner’s exhibition, “Water”, paintings of aquatic environments, on display at Eptek Art & Culture Centre from Oct. 12 to Nov. 24. From Oct. 12 to Jan. 5, “Inspired by Nightingale – Dedicated to God: The Story of Georgina Fane Pope” exhibit. Eptek open Tuesday to Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 12 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission by donation.

Oct. 12

 

Humane Society at Library

Enjoy pet–theme storybooks, music and rhymes while learning about what P.E.I. Humane Society does. Learn about what to consider when adopting new pet, how to care for and protect them, and how to support Island’s Humane Society. At Summerside Rotary Library, Inspire Learning Centre, 57 Central St.

10:30 a.m., Oct. 12

 

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., Oct. 12

 

Needle Craft Club                

Meet new people and socialize while knitting or doing other needlework. 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.

2-4 p.m., Oct. 12

 

Used Book Sale

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

5-7 p.m., Oct. 12

 

Karaoke Contest

Karaoke at Summerside Legion contest continues, commencing at 8 p.m.

8 p.m., Oct. 12

 

FRIDAY

 

Business Builder Sessions

Greater Summerside Chamber of Commerce offering four sessions to help members grow business and expand skills. At Eptek Art and Culture Centre in Summerside. This week with: CBDC Central P.E.I.; Innovation P.E.I.; Skills P.E.I.; and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.

8-9 a.m., Oct. 13

 

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., Oct. 13

 

Legion Darts

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

7 p.m., Oct. 13

 

Chase Ace and Karaoke

St. Eleanors Lions Club Chase the Ace draw. Jackpot now $5,225 (plus) with 18 cards remaining. Tickets: $5 each, available during week at the club or online at acechasers.com until draw at 8 p.m. Friday. Karaoke with Theresa Doucette after draw, from 8:30 p.m. to 12 a.m.

8 p.m., Oct. 13

 

SATURDAY

 

Fire Department Open House

Wellington Fire Department hosting open house from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Several volunteer firefighters on hand to help reinforce importance of fire safety and prevention. For all ages to get informed on several fire prevention aspects. Offering hands-on training on how to properly use fire extinguisher, including extinguishing live fire.

10 a.m.-12 p.m., Oct. 14

 

AMS Presbyterial Fall Rally

Fall Rally of P.E.I. AMS Presbyterial at Camp Keir, Canoe Cove. Hosted by St. Andrew’s Auxiliary, Zion Church. Theme: “Let Everything That Has Breath Praise the Lord.” Registration begins at 9:30 a.m., rally begins at 10 a.m. Lunch provided. Fall executive meeting will follow rally.

10 a.m., Oct. 14

 

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., Oct. 14

 

Junior Book Club                

Junior Book Club for ages 6-12 years who like reading. Meet and share thoughts with other readers. Bring a book to life through crafts and activities. This month group talks about “Binky the Space Cat” by Ashley Spires. Summerside Rotary Library, Inspire Learning Centre, 57 Central St.

1 p.m., Oct. 14

 

Math Magic

Islanders of all ages and math abilities invited to take a new look at math in Math Magic shows at P.E.I. public libraries. Featuring card tricks, shoelace tying and Rubik's Cube to demonstrate basic math concepts, and then moves on to more unfamiliar ground. At Summerside Rotary Library, Inspire Learning Centre, 57 Central St. 

2 p.m., Oct. 14

 

Legion Kitchen Party

Kitchen Party at Summerside Legion featuring Sandra Jones from 2 to 5 p.m.

2-5 p.m., Oct. 14

 

Lions Club Karaoke

St. Eleanors Lions Club Karaoke Saturdays with Yogi and Sandy from 7 to 11 p.m.

7-11 p.m., Oct. 14

 

New London Ceilidh

Ceilidh in New London WI Hall, Rte. 6. Entertainers: Gertie Campbell, Dianne Adams-Roache, Joyce Arsenault, Dorothy Farish, Fenton MacSwain, and Roy Kristiansen. Hall is wheelchair accessible. 50/50 draw, light lunch served. Admission $8.

7:30 p.m., Oct. 14

 

Club 50 Dance

Dance every Saturday night at Club 50 in Abram-Village from 9 to 12 p.m. Dancing to country and old rock and roll. Lunch and 50/50 draw. All welcome. Admission $6.

9 p.m.-12 a.m., Oct. 14

 

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., Oct. 15

 

Musical Turkey Buffet

Musical Roast Turkey Buffet, part of Evangeline Country Music Festival, at Expo Festival Centre, Abram-Village, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Music by Jacques and Alex Arsenault from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Cost: $14.95 +HST; children 12 and under $7.95 +HST. Preschoolers free.

11 a.m.-1 p.m., Oct. 15

 

Pet Blessing Service

Bideford Pastoral Charge, United Church, hosting Memorial and Pet Blessing Service at Tyne Valley Ballfield. Asking that all pets be on leash or in carrier for safety.

1 p.m., Oct. 15

 

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., Oct. 15

 

Water Exhibit Opening

Official opening of Robert Milner’s exhibition, “Water”, paintings of aquatic environments drawing attention to precious resource – water. For information call 902-888-8373 or visit www.peimuseum.com or www.facebook.com/EptekCentre).

2 p.m., Oct. 15

 

Roast Pork Dinner

Hot roast pork dinner at St. Brigid’s Centre, Foxley River, serving from 4 to 6 p.m. Adults $10, children $5.

4-6 p.m., Oct. 15

 

Kelly's Cross Ceilidh

Ceilidh in Kelly's Cross with Centre House band (Elmer Doiron, Bill and Gertie Campbell, David Moore, Dorothy Farish), guests Pat Molyneaux, Theresa Hudson, Vince Keoughan, Allan Keoughan, John and Janice Hebert, Charlotte McKenna and Donnie McKinnon. At 1475, Route 13. Admission at door includes light lunch, tea, coffee, 50/50 draw.

7 p.m., Oct. 15

 

MONDAY

 

Giant Auction Card Party

Giant Auction card party, sponsored by Maple Leaf Seniors and Kinkora History Club, at Kinkora Place. First prize $100, second $50, third $25. Admission $7 per player. Bring a partner. Lunch served and door prizes. For more information call Les Nantes 902-887-2851 or Georgie Smith 902-887-2267.

1:30 p.m., Oct. 16

 

Clothing Repair Class

At Life Skills 101: Clothing Repair, learn how to sew on a button, fix a seam, mend a tear or hem a garment. Needles and thread provided, but take in what needs mending for hands-on instructions. At Summerside Rotary Library, Inspire Learning Centre, 57 Central St. 

6:30 p.m., Oct. 16

 

Radio History Circle

Stanley Bridge Centre’s history circle featuring Paul H. Schurman talking about his time at CJRW in Summerside with stories about the little radio station that covered Prince Country. CJRW, until its sale in 2002, was family run radio station owned by Paul H. and his brother Robert “Bob” Schurman. Share in laughs of “radio days.”

7 p.m., Oct. 16

 

Parkview Cribbage

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

1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m., Oct. 16

 

Card & Crokinole Party

Spring Valley Community Hall cards and Crokinole party. Plus 50/50 draw and lunch served.

7:30 p.m., Oct. 16

 

TUESDAY

 

O’Leary Library Storytime

Storytime for 3-5-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., Oct. 17

 

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., Oct. 17

 

Taste and Learn Class

Join Sobeys dietitian for free Taste and Learn…Lentils! class. Recipes and samples provided. Class at Sobeys Summerside. Register by emailing margaret.young@sobeys.com or calling 902-436-6731.

1-2 p.m., Oct. 17

 

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., Oct. 17

 

Wiggle, Giggle, Read                                                           

Wiggle, Giggle, Read program on every Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at Summerside Rotary Library, Inspire Learning Centre at 57 Central St.

Come in for rhymes, songs and playtime activities for babies 0-36 months and their caregivers. Stay and play after.

1:30 p.m., Oct. 17

 

The Shed

Come listen to jam session and bring an instrument if you play to The Shed. Every Tuesday night, free admission, for adults any age. In Community Room, Slemon Park Plaza. For info call Kim at 902-888-7192.

7-9 p.m., Oct. 17

 

Legion Cribbage

Cribbage match at Summerside Legion, Tuesdays commencing at 7 p.m.

7 p.m., Oct. 17

 

WEDNESDAY

 

Lunch & Learn Series

Free Digital Marketing Lunch & Learn Seminar Series in partnership with Kensington and Area Chamber of Commerce. Oct. 18 session: Content Marketing – What to say and how to say it. All workshops at Kensington Town Hall boardroom at 55 Victoria St. Doors open at 11:45 a.m. with seminar starting at 12 noon.

12 p.m., Oct. 18

 

Healthy Eating Support Group

How to make Kombucha. Kombucha is a variety of fermented, lightly effervescent sweetened black or green tea drinks that are commonly intended as functional beverages for their supposed health benefits. Come ready to share and visit with a group of people trying to make their health better by what they eat. Summerside Rotary Library.

1:30 p.m., Oct. 18

 

Deadline for Retreat

Deadline to register for 33rd Annual Women’s Retreat Oct. 20 to 22 at Mill River Experience. Theme: “Where Does My Help Come From?” Scripture reference Psalm 121. Speaker Geraldine Myers, chaplain Sandra Hamel, praise and worship Elaine MacLennan, Beverley Beck, Wendy Worth. Call Paulette 902-394-2214 or Barbie 902-894-4598.

Oct. 18

 

THURSDAY

 

Singfest Family Storytime

Public libraries across P.E.I. participating in SingFest, an annual celebration of physical and mental health benefits of singing together. At Summerside Rotary library. Research shows singing releases endorphins that makes us feel good. “No one cares how you sound when you sing. We just have fun singing together." 

10:30 a.m., Oct. 19

 

O’Leary Maker Fest

Maker Fest for kids. Come out and create at O’Leary Public Library.

4:30 p.m., Oct. 19

 

FRIDAY

 

Mill River Women’s Retreat

33rd Annual Women’s Retreat at Mill River Experience. Theme: “Where Does My Help Come From?” with Scripture reference Psalm 121. Keynote speaker Geraldine Myers, chaplain Sandra Hamel, praise and worship Elaine MacLennan, Beverley Beck, Wendy Worth. Contacts: Paulette 902-394-2214 or Barbie 902-894-4598.

Oct. 20-22

 

SATURDAY

 

Dinner and Silent Auction

International Children’s Memorial Place dinner and silent auction

Fundraiser at Centre Belle Alliance (Ecole sur Mer French School), Summerside. Tickets $25. Contact Ron Barrett (902-888-7238). Tickets can be purchased at Century 21 Office, 629 Water Street East, Summerside, or from ICMP Board Members. 

Oct. 21

 

SUNDAY

 

Pope Exhibit Opening

Official opening of “Inspired by Nightingale – Dedicated to God: The Story of Georgina Fane Pope,” at Eptek Centre, Summerside. Exhibit highlights life and accomplishments of native Islander Georgina Fane Pope, renowned for her ground-breaking career as a nurse and daughter of Father of Confederation William Pope.

2 p.m., Oct. 22

 

THURSDAY

 

Family Storytime                                                     

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

10:30 a.m., Oct. 26

 

 

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