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FEB 8 – Community Care Office Reopens – The Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors Association is moving to 74A King Street in Picton. The move will give Community Care more space for programming and the new location is surrounded by free municipal parking. The business offices in The Armoury will be closed February 1 to 5th for moving. The phone will still be answered and off-site programs will not be affected. A grand opening celebration will be held in the spring. For further information contact 613-476-7493, email@example.com or www.communitycareforseniors.org
FEB 8 -20 – Thrift Shop Jewellery Silent Auction – Looking for a unique gift? Thanks to the generosity of donors Prince Edward Community Care’s Thrift Shop receives the most amazing jewellery donations and offers them at a Silent Auction. These items are on display at 153 Main St., Picton. Bidding starts on Monday, Feb. 8th at 1pm and closes at 2pm sharp on Saturday, Feb. 20th. 100 per cent of the funds raised support programs for seniors in Prince Edward County. www.communitycareforseniors.org
FEB. 9 – DRUG INTERACTIONS – A presentation and Q & A by Janice Hall, Pharmacist, PEC Family Health Team. A R.O.S.E. (Rural Ontario Sharing Education) Program sponsored by Cherry Valley Women’s Institute to be held at 2 p.m. at the Athol Town Hall, Cherry Valley. Free, no registration required. Everyone welcome. For more information call Irene Camp, 613-476-4502.
FEB. 9 – Computer Basics part 1 at the Wellington Library 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
FEB. 9 – Knit and Chat Drop-in at the Milford Library. 10 a.m. to noon.
FEB 9 – Friendly Feminist Meet Up at the Picton Library 6-7 p.m.
FEB. 10 – ipad 101 part one at the Wellington Library 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Android 101 1:30 to 4 p.m.
FEB. 11 – Playgroup Drop-in with the HUB at the Picton Library 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m
FEB. 11 – Computer basics part two at Wellington Library 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
FEB. 12 – Winter movies at the Wellington library 10 a.m. to noon.
FEB. 13 – iPad 101 part two at Wellington library 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Advanced Android 1:30 to 4 p.m.
FEB. 13-15 – Ontario Family Fishing Days (12:01 a.m. Saturday to 11:59 p.m. Monday) are a province-wide opportunity for Canadian residents to fish Ontario waters without the otherwise mandatory fishing version outdoors card.
FEB. 15 – The Prince Edward Community Care office will be closed for Family Day, Monday, Feb. 15, reopening Tuesday, Feb. 16th at 9am.
FEB. 16 – Knit and Chat Drop-in at Milford Library 10 a.m. to noon.
FEB. 17 – Seniors Luncheon Social in Milford – Seniors are welcome to attend Prince Edward Community Care’s Seniors Luncheon Social in Milford on Wednesday, Feb. 17th. Home made soup, chopped beef with onion gravy, mashed potatoes, vegetables, coleslaw, bread and butter, apple pie, and coffee or tea for $10 per person. Reserve your place by the Tuesday prior at 12 noon by calling 613-476-7493. Bring soup bowl, plate, cup and cutlery. Take out and delivery to housebound seniors who live in or near Milford available.
FEB 21 – Sonrise Christian Academy presents “The Wiebes” in concert, followed by fellowship and refreshments. The Wiebes – three-time winners of the Covenant Awards. Shane Wiebe made top five on Canadian Idol in 2004. Two shows: Saturday, Feb. 20 at Hastings Park Bible Church, 36 Harder Drive, Belleville, 7p.m. or Sunday, Feb. 21 at Bethany Christian Reformed Church, 158 Main Street, Bloomfield, 7 p.m. Freewill offering.
FEB. 24 – Seniors Luncheon Social in Consecon – Seniors are welcome to attend Prince Edward Community Care’s Seniors Luncheon Social in Consecon on Wednesday, Feb. 24th. Homemade soup, chopped beef with onion gravy, mashed potatoes, vegetables, coleslaw, bread and butter, apple pie, and coffee and tea for $10 per person. Reserve your place by the Tuesday prior at 12 noon by calling 613-476-7493. Bring soup bowl, plate, cup and cutlery. Take out and delivery to housebound seniors who live in or near Consecon available.
MARCH 1 – INCOME TAX help begins – Community Care is once again completing income tax returns for seniors who live in Prince Edward County. If you are a senior 60+ whose single income is $30,000 or lower or whose household income is $40,000 or lower, you may be eligible for the program. Volunteers have been trained by Canada Revenue Agency to complete Income Tax Returns for eligible clients. Volunteers do not complete income tax and benefit returns for: deceased persons, bankrupt individuals; for those with more than $1000 of investment income; for individuals with capital gains/losses; or for people with business or rental income and expenses. There is no charge, donations are accepted. Home visits can be arranged for seniors who are shut-in. For information call 613-476-7493.
MARCH 7 – FrogWatch and Marsh Monitoring – The Bay of Quinte Remedial Action Plan BQRAP needs citizen scientists to monitor frogs and birds in local wetlands. Meet at 7p.m. to hear Terry Sprague, Quinte Conservation naturalist, explain FrogWatch, a simple program for children, and the more extensive Marsh Monitoring program that includes both frogs and birds. The Marsh Monitoring Program records wetland birds and frogs twice during the year for 15 minutes each between May and July, and FrogWatch volunteers record the amphibians present once a week from April through June. There is no cost to attend the presentation. Those interested should contact Terry Sprague at 613-848-4549 or firstname.lastname@example.org
MARCH 8 – Wii Bowling League resumes – The Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors Association has a bowling league and is accepting names for the next session that starts on March 8th. 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. People can play while sitting on a chair or walker. There are two lanes and eight people play at a time. The laughter is infectious. It’s a great way to get involved. Players use the remote control to mimic the bowling actions. Individual and team scores are kept. Your team name might appear on the trophy! 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 so you don’t miss out on the fun! www.communitycareforseniors.org
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.
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
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
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