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MAY 25 -PECMH AUXILIARY AGM – The PECMH Auxiliary Annual General Meeting will take place on Wednesday, May 25th at Michael Hoy, 106 Bridge Street, Picton Registration at 11:30, Lunch 12:00 p.m. and Meeting 1p.m. (no charge for meeting) Make reservations with Ursula Solecki by phone 613 393-1757 or e-mail usolecki6@gmail.com by Saturday, May 21th at the latest.

May 25 – Seniors Luncheon Social in Wellington – Seniors are welcome to attend Prince Edward Community Care’s Seniors Luncheon Social in Wellington on Wednesday, May 25th. Bill Grieve, the chef with Wheel House and Occasions Catering, is preparing homemade soup, breast of chicken with mushroom cream sauce, mashed potatoes, vegetables, coleslaw, bread & butter, lemon pie, and coffee and tea for $10.00 per person. Reserve your place by the Tuesday prior at 12 noon by calling 613-476-7493. Seniors are asked to bring their own soup bowl, plate, cup and cutlery. If you can’t come to the hall for this meal it can be delivered to housebound seniors who live in or near Wellington. If you wish to have a take-out meal, please advise when you register. The price is the same for take-out and eat in. www.communitycareforseniors.org

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MAY 27 – PECMH AUXILIARY TAG DAY – All proceeds from Tag Day will go toward the purchase of a procedural stretcher for the Emergency Department of the Picton Hospital.

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May 28 – 7:30p.m.  Love that Lingers at Mt. Tabor Playhouse presented by Wellington Lambert and features the impressive musical talents of Martin Smit, Fraser Hardman, Micheline Cox and Meghan Balogh.  A portion of ticket sales will be donated to Hospice Prince Edward.

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May 28 – Plant Sale Here’s your chance to buy pollinator-friendly native plants for your garden at a reasonable price!  The PEC Field Naturalists are holding a native plant sale at Birdhouse City (224 County Road 8) from 10 a.m. to 3  p.m. (or while supplies last).  Drop by the Quonset hut and do bees, birds and butterflies a good turn!

May 28 – PEC Master Gardeners’ Plant Sale from 8 a.m. to noon at the Metro Parking Lot, Picton. Wide selection of plants, many grown in their own gardens – roses, herbs, perennials, annuals, native plants. Member master gardeners will answer your gardening questions.

May 28 – Ameliasburgh Garden Club Annual Seedling and Plant Sale 10 am to 2 pm at Ameliasburgh Town Hall 13 Coleman Street Homegrown seedlings including flowering annuals, herbs, heirloom tomatoes, sweet & hot peppers and more! plus baked good, garden/flower books, coffee.

May 28 – Rain Barrels Delivered County Sustainability Group (CSG) will host their fifth annual truckload sale of PRE-ORDERED rain barrels at Valley Pine Farms, 841 County Road 13 (corner of County Roads 13 and 16 near Black River Cheese factory) from 10 a.m. until noon. Rain barrels are $60 each and orders MUST be placed in advance of the sale no later than May 25th, either online at www.RainBarrel.ca/CSGpicton or by calling Don Ross at 613-476-8016.

May 31 – Join Terry Sprague in looking back over the first half-century of his work with the world around us.  His free talk, “50 years a Naturalist”, is being held at 7p.m. on Tuesday, May 31, in Bloomfield Town Hall.  Bring your questions to this entertaining and informative evening!  PECFN AGM to follow.

June 1 – Seniors Luncheon Social– in Picton – Seniors are welcome to attend Prince Edward Community Care’s Seniors Luncheon Social in Picton at the Beck and Call Restaurant at 252 Main Street on Wednesday, June 1st, 2016. Homemade soup, roast beef with gravy & horseradish, mashed potatoes, vegetables, coleslaw, bread & butter, carrot cake, coffee & tea, is $10 per person. Reserve your place by the Tuesday prior at noon by calling 613-476-7493. This is a special event and only those seniors who have made a reservation can attend. Space is limited so call early. Meals can be delivered to housebound seniors who live in or near Picton. Take-out avaiable. www.communitycareforseniors.org

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June 6 – Official Opening of Prince Edward Community Care’s new office Open House and celebration of Community Care’s new quarters at 74A King Street in Picton on Monday, June 6th.  Open House from 1-4pm.  Ribbon cutting at 2:30pm.  Refreshments will be served and all are welcome.  RSVP to 613-476-7493 or email info@communitycareforseniors.org

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June 12 – Taste our Heritage! – Receive complimentary tasting tickets with admission to the Ameliasburgh Heritage Village to try jams, jellies, pickles and preserves at taste stations throughout the grounds. Musical “jam” session as well! Noon to 4 p.m.

June 13 – 25 – Thrift Shop Vintage and Antique Silent Auction Items are on display at 153 Main St., Picton.  Bidding starts on Monday, June 13 at 1pm and closes at 2pm sharp on Saturday, June 25.  100% of the funds raised support programs for seniors in Prince Edward County.  www.communitycareforseniors.org

June 15 – Community Care’s Speaker Series – Downsizing – Prince Edward Community Care is launching the first in its series of six monthly presentations.  The first will be held on Wednesday, June 15th, 2pm at 74A King Street with Manson Slik of Gordon’s Estate Services covering the topic “Thinking about Downsizing? Come and learn how to get help.”  Refreshments will be served.  Space is limited.  Please register by calling 613-476-7493.  www.communitycareforseniors.org

June 15 – Seniors Luncheon Social in Milford – Seniors are welcome to attend Prince Edward Community Care’s Seniors Luncheon Social in Milford on Wednesday, June 15th. Homemade soup, roast beef with gravy & horseradish, mashed potatoes, vegetables, coleslaw, bread & butter, carrot cake, coffee & 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. If you can’t come to the hall it can be delivered to housebound seniors who live in or near Milford. Take out available. www.communitycareforseniors.org

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June 22 – Seniors Luncheon Social in Consecon – Seniors are welcome to attend Prince Edward Community Care’s Seniors Luncheon Social in Consecon on Wednesday, June 22nd. Homemade soup, roast beef with gravy & horseradish, mashed potatoes, vegetables, coleslaw, bread & butter, carrot cake, and 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. If you can’t come to the hall for this meal it can be delivered to housebound seniors who live in or near Consecon. Take-out available. www.communitycareforseniors.org

June 24-25 – Tag Days – Prince Edward Community Care volunteers will be stationed throughout Picton, Bloomfield, Consecon, Rossmore and Wellington to sell tags in support of programs to help seniors live at home.  Please give generously.  To volunteer as a tagger for 2 hours please drop by the office at 74A King Street, Picton or call 613-476-7493.  www.communitycareforseniors.org

June 25 – Fibre-Fest from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Rose House Museum in Waupoos. Visit to see some traditional fibre-arts in action and the site’s historic costumes.

July 1 – Start Canada Day festivities in Wellington where the Friends of the Museum will host their famous pancake breakfast in the town hal. Craft vendors are on the museum grounds and horse-drawn wagon rides will depart from the museum. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

July 9 – Annual Fish Fry under the lighthouse at the Mariner’s Park Museum at South Bay Purchase tickets in advance. Silent auction and entertainment. Starts at 4:30 p.m.

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 wekk. 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.

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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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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