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April 18 – Evening for Terry Sprague, celebrating 50 years – Join in for an evening of great food and camaraderie celebrating Terry Sprague’s career as “The County Naturalist”. 5:30 – 9 p.m. in Wellington. For more information and to reserve tickets go to www.terrysprague.eventbrite.ca.

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April 22 – Wellington Seniors Luncheon Social – Seniors will gather for good food and conversation at Prince Edward Community Care’s Seniors Luncheon Social at the Wellington United Church at noon. Homemade soup, roast beef, gravy, horseradish, mashed potatoes, baby carrots, coleslaw, bread and butter, strawberry cake, coffee and tea for $10 per person. Reserve by the Tuesday prior at noon by calling 613-476-7493. Bring own soup bowl, plate, cup and cutlery. Deliveries to housebound seniors who live near Wellington.   If you wish to have a take-out meal, please advise when you register. The price is the same for take-out and eat in.  www.communitycareforseniors.org

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LOYOLAbuttonApril 23 – PSW Information session 1 p.m. at Loyola Picton, in the Sobey’s Plaza. Fore anybody considering taking PSW courses in September. Click here for more details. http://countylive.ca/blog/?p=50048

April 25 – PECI is hosting an electronics waste and tire collection from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. Saturday, April 25 at the back parking lot of the school. Bring computers, TVs, printers, telephones, cell phones, cameras, audio and video equipment and old tires.

April 25 – 3rd Annual Gala Dinner & Art Auction to Save Ostrander Point – from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM at the Curling Club. Tickets: $75.00 pp. Donate To The Save Ostrander Point Appeal Fund. Help us pay our legal fees. Donations can be made without purchasing tickets to the event.

April 25 – Picton Chapter #273 Order of the Eastern Star Jiggs Dinner and Newfie Entertainment night at Prince Edward Masonic Hall, 13251 Loyalist Pkwy, Picton at 6p.m. Ticket $20 Contact: Sheila Thomas, 613 476 7720. No tickets sold at door. Fund Raising event for Hospice Prince Edward and the OES Chapter

April 29 – Ameliasburgh Foot Care Clinic – Prince Edward Community Care for Seniors is launching a Foot Care Clinic in Ameliasburgh starting Wednesday, April 29th.  Professionally trained registered nurses provide foot care. Seniors who have trouble trimming their nails or would like foot care should call Prince Edward Community Care for an appointment at 613-476-7493.

April 29 – Quinte Conservation Permit Process public information night of interest to landowners planning to do development or work on their property. including shoreline alterations or work along a watercourse or wetland including any in-water work (such as retaining walls or boat launches); development adjacent to a slope/escarpment or on unstable soils/bedrock; new construction or reconstruction; site grading, culverts, small bridges and other watercourse crossings. Meet Wednesday, April 29 at Quinte Conservation Office 2061 Old Highway 2 Belleville 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

April 30 – Wellington Lions Dragon Boat Club Open House  7pm to 9pm at the Wellington Town Hall

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May 5 – 55 ALIVE Mature Driving Classroom Refresher Course – A 55-Alive safe driving course for seniors will be held on Tuesday, May 5TH at the Prince Edward Community Care office in Picton.  This course is from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm.  The Canada Safety Council developed this mature driver retraining program and it is designed specifically to help older drivers improve their driving skills.  The cost is $30.00 per person, which includes workbook, refreshments and a light lunch.  Call 613-476-7493 to register or for more information.  Space is limited so call today.  www.communitycareforseniors.org

May 10 – Mother’s Day (countylive.ca celebrates 5 years serving Prince Edward County!)

May 16 – Command Performance Choir spring concert “Tis the Reason”  7:30 PM at St Andrews Presbyterian Church, Picton. Tickets $20 available at the door, online at www.commandperformance.com; at Books & Co in Picton and through choir members. For information, call 613-471-1753

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Ongoing Events

Feel good about yourself! Aromatherapy massage, private and small group yoga and chair yoga classes with Janet Elson, of Heartwood Holistics, Cherry Valley. Visit the website or call 476-5440 for details.

The Alzheimer Society of Hastings Prince Edward welcomes volunteers and board members! Call for more information 613-476-2085.

Seniors Walking Program – Community Care for Seniors walking programs at Picton and Wellington Monday to Fridays at PECI, CML Snider and Wellington arena. Register by calling 476-7493.

TOPS-Take Off Pounds Sensibly- Tues/ Bloomfield  Betty-476-3894, Wed/Picton -Gena 399-3461, Thurs-CarryingPlace-Cindy 210-0440. First visit free, no obligation to join

MONDAYS – Overeaters Anonymous meets at Bloomfield United Church Hall at 9:30 am. 613-476-0351 or 613-476-3949

TUESDAYS – Come & Enjoy Tai Chi – Bloomfield Town Hall at 9:30 a.m. Drop-in cost $3 per class.Tuesdays – Babies & Beyond program for teen parents and their babies. Meet in basement at Picton United Church from 11:30 to 2. Lunch, baby care and parent resources provided. Family Health Team nurse, Resource Consultants, Infant Development, Early Childhood Educators and Health Nurses available weekly. call Susan at 613-476-8142 or Bonnie at 613-476-8252 ext. 243

History book Club – Third Thursdays of the Month –  Macaulay hosts a special book club for history lovers, featuring both contemporary and historical literature. Visit www.countymemorytrail.ca for the reading list. 10 a.m. 35 Church Street, Picton Free Membership. Contact: Jennifer Lyons, Head Curator 613-476-2148 x258

CAREGIVERS SUPPORT AfternoonsThe Alzheimers Society of Hastings Prince Edward . Couples who face challenges inherent in living with dementia can share common concerns in a safe, understanding environment.  Call 613 476 2085 for more information.

CAREGIVERS SUPPORT Evenings - The Alzheimer Society of Hastings Prince Edward  caregivers group focus is on the challenges of looking after someone living with dementia, experiences and solutions. The latest progress in research also discussed. Call 613 476 2085 for more information.

BUSY FEET PLAYGROUP – The Hub child and family centre offers a free Busy Feet program every Thursday night 5 to 7 pm at QE school auditorium for 2 to 6 year old children. Lots of physical activity wear your running shoes. Call 613-476-8142 for information

AL-ANON - for people affected by someone’s drinking. Tuesdays and Thursdays. AL-ATEEN Tuesdays. Contact 1-866-951-3711.

Hospice Prince EdwardIf you are having trouble coping with the death of a loved one, this group could be of some support for you. Call 613-476-2181 ex 4519.

Volunteer Drivers Needed – Volunteer Drivers escort seniors to medical appointments and essential shopping. Prince Edward Community Care for Seniors   www.communitycareforseniors.org

Donate used items to Community Care’s Thrift Shop –  Take your good used items to Prince Edward Community Care’s Thrift Shop, 153 Main Street, Picton Monday 1pm-4pm, Tuesday to Saturday 10am-4pm.  100 per cent of the proceeds go toward helping seniors live at home. 613-476-1555.  www.communitycareforseniors.org

The HUB child and family centre has the Baby Box store at 10 McFarland Court . Baby products at discount costs. Sponsored by the United Way and Community Development Council. Call 613-476-8142

The Hub child and family centre offers free playgroups.  Call 613-476-8142 for information

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