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  Wreath 200UNTIL NOV 28 – Christmas Wreath and Basket Sale fundraiser for Glenwood Cemetery. Beautiful classic wreaths of pine and cedar boughs accented with a red velvet bow will add warmth and fragrance to your home. A perfect gift for friends, family and employees! With or without a stand. Tax is included. Wreath 200Wreath $30; Wreath & Stand $35; Medium Basket $35; Large Basket $45. Order by calling Elizabeth Crombie at 613-476-0096 or email Pickup Date: Sat Nov 28, 2015 from 10a.m. to 1p.m. Glenwood Chapel, 47 Ferguson Street, Picton ON Free delivery in Picton or arrange to pickup at Royal LePage at 104 Main St., Picton.



Thrift Shop Auction of Various Items until Dec. 5 – Christmas gifts and more. Generous donors make it possible for the volunteers at Prince Edward Community Care’s Thrift Shop to hold a Silent Auction. These items are on display at 153 Main St., Picton. Bidding starts on the Monday at 1:00pm and closes at 2pm sharp on the Saturday . 100% of the funds raised support programs for seniors in Prince Edward County.

NOV 26 – Weekly Thursday Drop in at The Hub Playgroup. 9:30-11 a.m. at the Picton Branch Library.


NOV. 27 – Bloomfield Festival of Lights Parade –   Main Street closes at 6 p.m. and all the holiday lights in the village are turned on at once. The parade starts at 6:30 p.m.


November 27-29 – FESTIVAL OF TREES – The Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary annual County Festival of Trees at Isaiah Tubbs Resort. Friday and Saturday 10a.m. to 9p.m. and Sunday 10a.m. to 2p.m. Includes a silent auction of amazing decorated Christmas trees, bucket draw, Second Time Around Shop Boutique, bake & preserves sale, musical entertainment and more. Admission is free. All proceeds go to support healthcare needs in Prince Edward County.

Wassail-by-CandlelightNOV. 28 and Dec. 5 – Wassail by Candlelight – Take a break from the bustle and travel back in time to an 1850s holiday season! The kitchen hearth will offer an array of heritage foods to sample. Period decorations, aglow in candlelight, will fill the young and the young-at-heart with true Christmas spirit. 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Macaulay House, 35 Church Street, Picton



NOV 28 – 7th Town Historical Society public presentation The History of the Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment with speaker Lt.-Col (ret’d) John Sherry. curator of the museum at the Belleville Armouries. Meet at the Amelisburgh Community Hall 1:30 p.mPancake-breakfast-poster

NOV 29 – Picton Santa Claus Parade at 2pm. Music, clowns, marching bands. Main Street will be closed at 1 p.m. for 2 p.m. parade.

Nov. 29, Creative Rural Minds Giving Edition – 3-6p.m. House of Falconer, 1 Walton St, Picton. Live music from International Zombies of Love, lots of friendly faces, plus “Butterfly Bed,” a new art installation by Don Maynard. You need to bring three things with you: #1 – One non-perishable food item (or 2, or 3!) for the Picton Food Bank #2 – Something for a “Giving Wall” set up where each guest posts on a card provided the gift they are giving (*hint* you can use this to promote your business!) i.e: free yoga or art class, one hour consulting services, complimentary lunch at a new café, a hand-knit artisanal USB cozy… or something as simple as an hour of volunteer time. Please don’t bring physical items (photos okay). These gifts will work like gift certificates, and you have to post a gift before you can choose one from the wall (because it’s nice to receive gifts, too!). #3 – Business cards, if you’ve got them. Check your shyness at the door and meet some new people!

NOV. 30 Snuggles Stitch a Thon – Picton Branch Library downstairs 1-3:30 p.m. Last Monday of every month. Knitting or crocheting 6×6 squares to be made into blankets for children in South Africa. Yarn provided.

DEC 2 – Food Not Bombs Free Dinner – Drop in for free dinner and food to take home. Picton Town Hall 5:30-7 p.m.


DEC. 6 Story Songs and Cookies – Hear Conrad Beaubin read “The Hockey Sweater” by Roch Carrier 4-5:30 p.m. at St. Mary Magdalene Anglic Church. Free will offering to support County Kids Read.

DEC. 6 – Annual Carol Service at Picton United Church 6:45 procession of choirs. Favourite Christmas Carols. Freewill offering for Christmas hampers, CAS and food bank.

DEC. 6 – “Christmas in the Village”   in Ameliasburgh Village Sunday Dec. 6th from 1 – 4 pm . Activites include Lantern Making and Carolling at the library, “Settler’s Christmas” at the Museum’s Log Cabin, Christmas at the Victoria Schoolhouse, greenery demonstrations and cookie decorating at the Town Hall.  Park your vehicle behind the Town Hall and enjoy free horse and wagon rides to each location. Free admission, goodwill offerings appreciated.  Enjoy hot apple cider and cookies in Town Hall.




DEC. 13 – Story Songs and Cookies – Hear Claudia McCage read “Mrs. Toddlebottom’s Christmas” 4-5:30 p.m. at St. Mary Magdalene Anglic Church. Free will offering to support County Kids Read.


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Ongoing Events

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 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

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


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