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Oct. 24 – Council of Canadians Quinte “Doc & Talk” Film Series presents “How To Change The World”.  A film about Green Peace and where it all began on Monday, Oct 24 at 6:30 pm at St. Andrew’s Church, 31 King St. Picton. Admission By Donation. Refreshments and discussion following the film.

Oct. 25 – Bedrock, Beaches and Bones.  The County is built on rock, and rock is full of the evidence of ancient life. Come and hear renowned Queen’s professor Dugald Carmichael talk  about some fascinating fossils. Admission is free and everyone’s welcome.  Bloomfield Town Hall, 7p.m.

Oct. 26 – Terry Fallis, author of Poles Apart, will be at the Wellington Branch Library at 7 p.m. All welcome.

Oct. 26 – Seniors Luncheon Social in Consecon – Seniors are welcome to attend Prince Edward Community Care’s Seniors Luncheon Social in Consecon at the Consecon United Church, on Wednesday, October 26th, 2016. Homemade soup, chopped beef sirloin with onion gravy, potato and vegetables, pumpkin pie, bread and butter, coffee & tea, all for $10 per person. Reserve by the Tuesday prior at noon by calling 613-476-7493. Reservations only. Deliveries and take out available.

Oct. 27 – History Speaks! Hear Alex Fida tell the story of the Falconer House. Whether you know it as the residence of Capt John Pepper Downes, the Allison’s place, Grove Place, or House of Falconer, learn more about the house at 1 Wlton St., Picton on Oct. 27 at 2 p.m. at the Picton Branch Library.




Oct 29 – The Quinte Irish Canadian Society Céilí 2:30 – 5:30 pm at Grove Cottage B&B, 13922 Loyalist Parkway, Bloomfield. Adults $15, Students $10, Youths (16 and under) free. Music by Saskia Tomkins (fiddle) and Steafan Hannigan (guitar/bodhran). RSVP to Wilfred at or 613-771-1770 by Oct 22nd Everyone is welcome. No experience required. Bring friends, a partner or come on your own. The dances will be a mix of Irish set and ceili dances, with the occasional mixer and waltz thrown in for good measure. The dances are briefed and also called.

Coffee, tea, water and munchies provided. Bring a snack to share.


Nov. 1 – Meet Kathleen Hegedus, author of Clouds over Markota at 2 p.m. at the Picton Branch Library. An American fighter pilot, a Hungarian farmer’s daughter for the rest of the world the end of the war meant peace, but in Eastern Europe the trouble was just beginning.


canadian-whisky-awards-2015Nov 4 – Canadian Whisky Tasting 7p.m. with the Rev. Dr. Paul D. Scott. Sample five whiskies that have emerged as part of the Canadian Whisky Revival; $40 pp (includes a light meal). You must reserve your seat. Call Lynne at 613-476-1167. Quote from Men’s Journal: “Canada has done an abysmal job of letting the world know about its connoisseur-quality whiskies,” said Davin de Kergommeaux, the author of Canadian Whisky: The Portable Whisky.

NOV 12 – WINE JELLY MAKING workshop presented by the Prince Edward District Women’s Institute to be held on Saturday, November 12, 2016, 1:30 to 4:00 pm at the Hillier Hall, 18560 Loyalist Pkwy, Hillier, ON. The cost is $7/person and includes demonstration, presentation ideas for gifting, & a take home sample. Please register by contacting Wilma de Wolde, 613-471-1476 OR

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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

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

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.

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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