Countylive’s Community Calendar
May 23 – Master Gardeners Plant Sale 8 a.m. to noon at the Metro parking lot. Container planting demo at 9 a.m.
May 23 – Ameliasburgh Garden Club annual seedling and plant sale at the Ameliasburgh Town Hall, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
May 23 – Spring Quality Book Sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Picton Branch Library.
May 23 – Mac Basics – Registration required. At the Ameliasburgh Branch Library 11 am Phone: (613) 968-9327
May 23 – Re:collections project – share your library memories at the Picton branch Library 11 a.m.
May 23 – Ukulele Story Time at the Picton Branch Library.
May 23 – 6th ANNUAL COMMUNITY BENEFIT Dinner & Dance. Hosted by Wellington United Church to benefit Hospice Prince Edward, POOCH, Storehouse Wellington & District Food bank & projects at WUC. Doors open 5pm. Buffet roast beef dinner at 6pm by Wheelhouse Occasions Catering. Dance to The Reasons till 11pm. Wellington & District Community Centre, 111 Belleville St. Wellington. Advance tickets $40 per person. Contact Gail Dick at 613.399.2103 to reserve.
May 24 – BENEFIT CONCERT FOR COLE FAMILY – The community is invited to help Cathy Cole and her sons Kurt and Ryan rebuild following a fire last month that destroyed their home and possessions. Tenor and local resident Wellington Lambert will perform a benefit concert, accompanied by pianist Tom Dietzel and vocalist Micheline Cox. They will be performing broadway, pop, jazz and original songs at the Sunday, May 24 concert, beginning at 2 p.m. in St. Andrews Church in Picton. Donations at the door will be given to the Cole family.
May 25 – Snuggles Open Knitting group at 1 p.m. at the Picton Branch Library.
May 25 – Bill C-51 information meeting. Sukanya Pilay, former Professor of Law at Windsor University, speaking and opening the floor to questions. Pilay is considered an expert on national security and civil rights issues. Meet at 6:30pm at the Bellville OPSEU Hall at 191 Dundas St. East in Belleville, Ontario.
May 26 – Migration Researcher Dr. Ryan Norris, from the University of Guelph, to speak at the Tuesday, May 26 meeting of the Prince Edward County Field Naturalists. AGM meeting 7 p.m. Speaker 8 p.m. Everybody welcome. No charge.
May 26 Explore the wonders of the Monarch butterfly‘s extraordinary journey, with Ryan Norris of the University of Guelph, at the the PEC Field Naturalists’ AGM 7p.m., Bloomfield Town Hall. All welcome.
MAY 26 – GET TICK SMART – Public Health Inspector Aptie Sookoo talks about ticks. Some tick bites might result in Lyme Disease. Find out what you need to know about ticks. Meet at the Quinte Conservation Office 2061 Old Highway 2
May 26 – Knit & Chat Drop in – 10 a.m. at the Milford Branch Library.
May 26 – After-School Fun Club, 4 p.m. at the Wellington branch library.
May 26 – 3D printer demonstration 6p.m. at the Picton Branch Library
May 27 – Functional Fitness – by registration – 11 a.m. at the Picton Branch Library Phone: (613) 476-5962
May 28 Hub Playgroup – Drop in 9:30 a.m. at the Picton Branch Library.
May 28 – Mah Jongg 2 p.m. at the Ameliasburgh Branch Library
May 30 – Ukulele Story Time at the Consecon Branch Library 11 a.m.
June 1 – Storehouse Foodbank Fundraiser – Boston Pizza Night. Drive there yourself or bring a group on the reserved 312 passenger us round trip for $10 per person leaving the Essroc Centre. Tickets by calling Ken at 399-2281 or Linda at 399-1450. Storehouse to receive a 10 per cent donation from your order.
June 6-7 – The fifth annual Great Canadian Cheese Festival at the Picton fairgrounds. More than 150 Canadian artisan and farmstead cheeses from more than 30 cheesemakers from coast-to-coast – including winners and finalists in the 2015 Canadian Cheese Grand Prix. Food, drink, seminars, live music. Family friendly. Click here for details and tickets
JUNE 8 – Launch of the County’s Downtown Revitalization Project at the Baxter Arts Centre, Bloomfield 6:30 p.m.
JUNE 13 – The Alzheimer Society of Hastings-Prince Edward will hosting the first “Walk for Alzheimer’s” in Wellington on June 13. Registration begins at 9:30 am, with the walk taking place from 10 – 11 am. Join in for an interactive walk through Wellington, live music, face painting and other activities in the Wellington Park next to the Farmer’s Market. There will be prizes for the top individual fundraiser, youth fundraiser, and team. Register at www.walkforalzheimers.ca and get fundraising! Or, pick up a pledge form at the Wellington Remax Office. For more information call 613-962-0892, extension 7013.
June 14 The County School of Dance Year End Show 1pm at the Regent Theatre. Tickets available at the box office.
JUNE 24 – The PECMH Foundation hosts a special showing of the Sound of Music at Picton’s Regent Theatre. Heather Menzies Urich, who played the third child, Louisa von Trapp in the movie will be making a special appearance to answer questions and provide insight into the film during the screening. Doors open at 6 p.m. with show time at 6:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased for $20 each at Books & Company, Printcraft, Pierson’s Foodland in Wellington or at the PECMH Foundation office, 403 Main St. Picton, 613-476-1008 ext. 4425 or email@example.com
JULY 10 – 6 Barrels for 6 Chefs – Ninth Annual event at Huff Estates Winery. This year’s proceeds once again to the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation. Tickets $150 tax included by calling the inn at 866-484-4667 (open 24 hours; emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or online by credit card or Paypal : http://www.six4six.ca/purchase-s8.php
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 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