Countylive’s Community Calendar
AUGUST 7 – Wild About Wildlife – Quinte Conservation education staff host Wild About Wildlife Family Nature Day at the Macaulay Heritage Park in Picton from 11 am to 3 pm. Each child will also make a plant pot and take home a seedling to plant in their gardens to help pollinators. Activities include learning about water bugs and water quality; meeting bird experts and their falcon friends; live reptiles; discovering what lives in Lake Ontario; nature games, activities, and scavenger hunts. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free of charge.
Aug 8 – Fish Fry at Rose House Museum 5 pm $15 music and food, rain location the community centre. First come, first served. Fish grilled to perfection with salads and dessert. $15 per plate. Help the museum go green by bringing your own plates and cutlery! Bring your lawn chairs as well so you can relax and enjoy the musical entertainment after your meal.
Sat. Aug. 8 – Shakespeare’s Hamlet presented by Driftwood Theatre’s BArd’s Bus Tour at the Bloomfield Millpond 7:30 p.m. Rain location at Bloomfield United Church. Pay what you can.
Aug. 8-9 Prince Edward Auto Club Street Meet Ameliasburgh
Aug. 8 – Wellington Lions Dragonboat Festival 9am-4pm. Racing action, vendors, food.
Aug. 8 – End at 2 p.m. of Jewellery Silent Auction at Prince Edward Community Care’s Thrift Shop, 153 Main St., Picton. Bidding ends at 2pm sharp. One hundred per cent of the funds raised help seniors in Prince Edward County to live at home. www.communitycareforseniors.org
Aug. 12 – Seniors Luncheon Social – Picton. Seniors welcome to Prince Edward Community Care’s Seniors Luncheon of homemade soup, fire roasted haddock, mashed potato, buttered peas, coleslaw, bread and butter, scrumptious cherry cheesecake, topped off with coffee & tea for $10 per person. Reserve your place by the Tuesday prior at noon by calling 613-476-7493. Bring soup bowl, plate, cup and cutlery. Deliveries to housebound seniors in or near Picton. Advise when you register.
Aug 15-16 – Medieval Event 11a.m. to 4p.m. Rose House Museum. Come see the village, knights putting on their armour, ladies crafts, archery contest, and knights in combat. Children are welcome to dress up as knights and princesses to enhance the fun.
Aug. 15 – Glenwood Cemetery – Jazz In The Chapel – 10am
Aug. 15th – Jazz Festival Week Ian Wright and James Hill, playing also at the Regent Theatre earlier in the week, at the Sugarbush winery from 1.30p.m. to 4.30p.m.
August 20 – The Alzheimer Society of Hastings-Prince Edward Presents:
Aug 22 – at Mariners Museum Presents Author Dan Buchanan For a book signing and talk on the “Speedy” at 1 pm Followed by refreshments Admission $6. Call to book a reservation 613-476-8392. On the evening of Oct. 7, 1804, the HMS Schooner The Speedy left the port at York en route to Presqu’ile, but she never made it to the destination port. There were 39 people who perished in the disaster, which also eradicated the court and government of Upper Canada, as many officials were on board.
Sept 1 – at Macaulay Church Museum 7-9 pm speaker Rene Schmidt will be doing a talk on The Franklin Expedition – there is a Macaulay connection. Admission $5. Refreshments and books will be available.
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-Carrying Place-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
Fun Darts at Picton Legion Wednesday nights 6-8p.m.
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 Afternoons – The 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 Edward – If 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