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Walking-Tour-P-deWittFRIDAY NIGHTS! – Graveyard & Gallows Walking Tour: Friday Nights in Picton. Meet at 6:30 p.m. for a 1.5 hour walking tour through the grounds and graveyard at Macaulay Heritage Park, venturing on to the neighbouring County Gaol & Gallows, the site of a most notorious double hanging in 1884. Tickets $10. Tours available until Aug. 26th.library-book-sale

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July 30 – The Air Force Association of Canada, #415 Wing, is holding a fund raising barbecue to support the activities of the Picton Air Cadet Sqn. #851 at Sobey’s Picton from 11am until 2pm.

Aug 1 – Community Care’s Thrift Shop is open on the Civic Holiday at 153 Main Street in Picton  from 1 to 4 pm.  The Thrift Shop Jewellery Silent  Auction runs  Tuesday, Aug. 2 – Saturday, Aug. 13.

Aug 2 – Knit and Chat Dropin at Milford Branch Library. All levels welcome. Drop in to learn how to knit or crochet with friendly company. 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Aug 2 – Fire Spinning at Picton Branch Library at 5 PM – 6 PM

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Aug. 3 – Queen’s University Barefoot Players at Benson Park (or the Picton Library if weather is poor). Performing Once Upon a Forest Fable – an adaptation of three fairy tales from around the world. This will be an outdoor performance in Benson Park. If the weather turns on us, we’ll be at Picton Branch Library. 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM They will perform outdoors at the Ameliasburgh Branch Library or, if poor weather, at the Town Hall from 2PM – 3PM

Aug. 3 – Free Movie! I Saw the Light at Wellington Branch 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM All adults welcome.

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Aug. 4 – HUB Playgroup Dropin at Picton Branch Library. 9:30-10:30 a.m. Drop in for social time, story time, snack and crafts with The Hub Outreach program hosted by ECE professionals.

Aug 4 – Mah Jong at Ameliasburgh Branch Library 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Aug 5 – Crafty Morning at Ameliasburgh Branch Library 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Aug 5 – Rock Jam with Sam at Picton Branch Library Do you play an instrument? Do you need to find a crew to jam with? Or have you mastered the base line of Smoke on the Water and don’t know where to go next?  Make some noise at Picton Branch every Friday afternoon at 3pm. Bring your own instrument or book one from the Milford branch Musical Instrument Lending Library.  This is an informal, dropin jam – all ages event. Some experience required. Small children and beginners are welcome to come listen.

Aug. 6  – Story Time Under the Tree Drop in for stories and songs under the tree at the Bloomfield Branch Library 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

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Aug. 6 – Fish Fry! at Rose House Museum. First come, first served from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Entertainment.

Aug. 8-12 and 15-19 – History Alive Summer Camp Series – A different museum location and theme each day of the week. Experience some historical fun in every corner of the County. Crafts, games and outdoor time for ages five to 11. $30 per child, per day.

donate-bloodAug. 8BLOOD DONOR CLINIC Quinte Healthcare PEC Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will host a Blood Donor Clinic Monday, Aug. 8th at the Picton Community Centre from 2pm until 8pm

Aug. 9 – Ukulele Mornings at Milford Branch Library 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Aug. 9 – Fire Spinning at Picton Branch Library 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Aug. 10 – Ukulele at Wellington Branch Library 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM and Milford Branch 10:30-12.

Aug 10 – Seniors Luncheon Social –  Picton with entertainment – Prince Edward Community Care’s Seniors Luncheon Social at the Beck and Call at 252 Main Street, Picton.  Community Care summer student Jessica Harpell, and her brother Bradley Harpell will be playing an acoustic set of old country favourites. Homemade soup, fish and chips, vegetables, and fruit pie, coffee & tea, $10 per person. Reserve your place by the Tuesday prior at noon by calling 613-476-7493.  Space is limited.  Deliveries to housebound seniors  in or near Picton.  and take-out available.

Aug. 11 – HUB Playgroup at Picton Branch Library Drop in 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. for social time, story time, snack and crafts with The Hub Outreach program hosted by ECE professionals.

Aug 11 and 12 Ukulele Mornings at Milford Branch Library 10:30 a.m. to noon.

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Aug 12 – Rock Jam with Sam at Picton Branch Library Do you play an instrument? Do you need to find a crew to jam with? Or have you mastered the base line of Smoke on the Water and don’t know where to go next?  Make some noise at Picton Branch every Friday afternoon at 3pm. Bring your own instrument or book one from the Milford branch Musical Instrument Lending Library.  This is an informal, dropin jam – all ages event. Some experience required. Small children and beginners are welcome to come listen.

Aug 13 – Story Time Under the Tree Drop in! All welcome for stories and songs under the tree at the Bloomfield Branch Library 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Aug 16-17 – 3D Print Programming at Consecon Branch Library 10 a.m. to noon. 3D printers are changing how the world designs. This two day workshop will acquaint you with our 3D Printers, how 3D printers work, and get you started designing and printing on our machines. We’ll also let you have a crack at our imminent 3D pens. Using Tinker Cad, you can bring your imagination to life. Registration is required. Space is limited. There is a $5 printing fee for the workshop. Additional Prints will cost our standard rate. Talk to Kate in the children’s room if program fees are a barrier. Age 9 and up.

Aug 17 – Community Care’s Speaker Series – Protect yourself from Telephone and Contractor Scams Aug 17th with Constable Connor Durkin is Community Safety Officer with the Prince Edward Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police. Meet at 2pm, 74A King Street in Picton for tips to avoid falling prey to people who take advantage of seniors.  Refreshments.  Space is limited.  Please register for this free event by calling 613-476-7493.  www.communitycareforseniors.org

Aug 17 – Knit and Chat Dropin at Milford Branch Library All levels welcome. Drop in to learn how to knit or crochet with friendly company. 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Aug. 17 – Alzheimer Society Monthly Meeting at Picton Branch Library 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Aug 17 and 18 – Architecture Design and Model Workshop at Picton Branch Library for budding architects and designers. Over two afternoons, we’re going to be building homes in miniature. Design your dream home for Earth 2 Colony – Mars. Land there is practically free! We’ll be designing on paper and then modelling in cardboard. Your structures will then be appraised for design and durability by local architects. Ages 9 and up. Please note: Utility blades will be used. No actual transit to Mars will be offered. Aug 17 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Aug 18 – HUB Playgroup Dropin for social time, story time, snack and crafts with The Hub Outreach program hosted by ECE professionals. 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Aug 18 – 3D Print Programming at Wellington Branch Library 10 a.m. to noon. 3D printers are changing how the world designs. This two day workshop will acquaint you with our 3D Printers, how 3D printers work, and get you started designing and printing on our machines. We’ll also let you have a crack at our imminent 3D pens. Using Tinker Cad, you can bring your imagination to life. Registration is required. Space is limited. There is a $5 printing fee for the workshop. Additional Prints will cost our standard rate. Talk to Kate in the children’s room if program fees are a barrier. Age 9 and up.

Aug 18 – Mah Jong at Ameliasburgh Branch Library 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

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Sept. 4 – Homesteading and Harvest Fest – Pay one admission and visit all five museum sites in the County. Special programs at each site.

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Sept. 13 – Wii Bowling League starts.  Seniors can enter a team of four or sign up as an individual and you’ll be assigned to a team. Wii bowling is not physically demanding.  It is a video game by Nintendo and can be played from a standing or sitting position. There are two lanes and 8 people play at a time.  The laughter is infectious.   Teams are being formed now.  No experience is necessary.  You just need to enjoy having fun and meeting new people.  Call Community Care today at 613-476-7493 and sign up to play in the next tournament which will occur this fall.

Sept. 18 – Tai Chi starts. Beginner and continuation Tai Chi classes are held regularly at Prince Edward Community Care. Tai Chi is a way to help seniors stay fit and flexible.  Tai Chi is a low-impact form of exercise, but it is also a weight bearing exercise, which is an important component of managing osteoporosis. Some of the benefits of Tai Chi are: better balance, which lowers the risk for falls, less pain and stiffness, stress relief and increased calmness and sense of well-being. And to top it off, it also helps to improve memory.  No experience is necessary and all fitness levels are welcome. Call 613-476-7493 to register.  Fall classes start on September 19th and space is limited so call and register today. www.communitycareforseniors.org

Sept. 22 – 55 ALIVE Mature Driving Classroom Refresher Course offered at the Prince Edward Community Care office in Picton 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 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

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Ongoing Events

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 – 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. 24

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

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

Alcoholics Anonymous open 12×12 meetings Wednesdays at 8pm in the Picton Hospital boardroom.

 

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