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quarter-moon-coffee-houseFeel 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.

The Alzheimer Society of Prince Edward County welcomes volunteers and board members! Call for more information 613-476-2085.

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-CarryingPlace-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 – Come & Enjoy Tai Chi – Bloomfield Town Hall at 9:30 a.m. Drop-in cost $3 per class.

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. 243

Wednesdays – Knitting class  2-4pm and Zumba class 7:30 – 8:30pm every Wednesday at the Ameliasburgh Community Hall

History book Club – Third Thursdays of the Month – “Clio’s Book Club” at Macaulay House Museum, Picton. In ancient Greece, Clio was the Muse of History. 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

Public Swim Hours at PEFAC – Prince Edward Fitness & Aquatic Centre – Tuesday and Thursday evening  7-8:30pm, Saturday 1-3pm and Sunday 10am-12noon. Cost: $5/child (16 and under), $6/adult (over 16); $15/family. FREE public swims on the first Sunday of every month.

CAREGIVERS SUPPORT AfternoonsThe Alzheimers Society of Prince Edward County welcomes caregivers and their partners on the second Tuesday of the month at 1pm at 90 King Street, Picton office. These couples who face challenges inherent in living with dementia can share common concerns in a safe, understanding environment. Always a learning experience for all involved. Educational aids and literature also available. Call 613 476 2085 for details, or more information.

CAREGIVERS SUPPORT EveningsThe Alzheimer Society of Prince Edward County caregivers group meets the second Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm. For caregivers of people experiencing dementia, the focus of the group is on the challenges of looking after someone living with dementia, the challenges and experiences and solutions. The latest progress in research and the literature are also discussed.

BUSY FEET PLAYGROUP – This active, gross motor playgroup offers physical activities for children 2-6 years old. Please bring/wear non-marking shoes for the auditorium.

AL-ANON - for people affected by someone’s drinking. Tuesdays and Thursdays. AL-ATEEN Tuesdays. Contact 1-866-951-3711.

Hospice Prince EdwardIf 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.  If you enjoy driving and meeting people, Prince Edward Community Care for Seniors want to discuss with you volunteer opportunities tailored to your availability.  The life you change may be yours!  Prince Edward County Community Care’s volunteers support seniors to live at home.  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. For more information call the Thrift Shop at 613-476-1555.  www.communitycareforseniors.org

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April 17 – Social Justice Group Picton library – 5:30 All welcome

April 17 – Tenant school. Picton branch – 7p.m.. A lawyer from the Community Legal Access Centre will explain the rights of tenants. Bring your questions.

April 18 – All branches of the public library closed Good Friday and Easter Monday, the 21st

April 18 & 21 – Office closed – The Prince Edward Community Care office will be closed for Good Friday and Easter Monday. Meals on Wheels will be delivered as usual on these days. www.communitycareforseniors.org – The Thrift will be open Saturday, April 19th from 10am until 4pm.

April 19 – Bonnet making and face painting – Milford branch 9:30 – 11a.m. then join in the Milford Easter parade and egg hunt.

April 19 – Ameliasburgh branch, Easter Egg Dyeing – 10a.m. to 12 noon

April 19 -  Picton branch 1p.m., Bonnet making, story time and meet a baby lamb!

April 19 – Quinte Branch of Ontario Genealogical Society presentation to feature Nancy Cutway on the topic of Researching at Queen’s University. Place – Quinte West Public Library, 7 Creswell Dr, Trenton. Time 1-3 pm. Everyone welcome, bring a friend.

April 21 – Library closed Easter Monday.

April 22 – Earth Day 2014 – By making changes to your eating, drinking, transportation and daily care routine, you contributed to a healthier environment and a healthier you.

April 22 – Country Living seminar – Do you know where your septic system is located? Do you know how often it needs to be pumped out? What type of well do you have? How do you find out if the water is safe to drink?  You want to dig a pond or build a new dock – do you need permits from your local conservation authority? You want to add some native plants to the garden and a couple of trees – what varieties will thrive in this area? Talk to environmental professional one-on-one and get the answers you need. Tuesday, April 22 – 7-9 pm Bay of Quinte Golf and Country Club Free admission. Hosted by the Bay of Quinte Remedial Action Plan

April 23 – Seniors Luncheon Social in Consecon – Seniors are invited to attend the Prince Edward Community Care’s, Seniors Luncheon Social at the Consecon United Church on Wednesday, April 23rd at 12 noon for great food and company of new and old friends. Wheel House and Occasions Catering is preparing homemade soup, bangers and mashed with onion gravy, peas, coleslaw, rolls and butter and apple pie, all topped off  with coffee & 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 shut-in seniors who live near Consecon.   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

April 23 – Basic computer and e-mail Picton library – 10:30a.m. Registration required. Amanda: aharrison@peclibrary.org or 613-476-5962

April 24  Make a springtime wreath with Hedy Campbell – Free, all supplies provided. Register with Barb Sweet: bsweet@peclibrary.org or 613-476-5962.

APRIL 26-27 – TV and Electronics Drop Off Event Saturday and Sunday 9 a.mn. to 4 p.m. at the Picton Home Hardware parking lot, Picton. Drop off of unwanted electronics is free of charge, but donations are welcome to support the PECM Hospital Foundation to purchase equipment for the County hospital. Bring televisions, computers and peripherals, monitors, printing and photocopying devices, telephones, cell phones, cameras, radios, stereo and video equipment

April 26  – 2nd Annual North Marysburgh Trade Show North Marysburgh Rec Hall, Waupoos Showcasing businesses of North Marysburgh Free Admission, Coffee and goodies 10am to 1pm

 

April 30 – 7-9p.m.  PEC Horticultural Society monthly meeting in the Picton Fire Hall to feature Penny Stuart talking about getting ready to enter the flower show. Mini-shows at every meeting!

April 30 – INCOME TAX – April 30th is the deadline to file on time – 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 613-478-7493. www.communitycareforseniors.org

May 3 – Pacing the Cage – never before seen live performances of songs from Bruce Cockburn’s 40-year plus career. Longtime manager Bernie Finkelstein and director Joel Goldberg will be on hand to share insights with the audience at Active Arts Studio. Reservations required. $50 per person. Reserve online at www.saveostranderpoint.org or call Cheryl Anderson at 613 471 1096. Click here for more

May 4 – Dessert Buffet Sunday 1 – 3p.m, cost $8 at the Ameliasburgh Community Hall.

May 8 – Quarter Moon Coffee House – Open stage music, alternating Thursdays at 7:30pm sharp! New Venue!!! Baxter Arts Center, Stanley Street at Main Street, Bloomfield. The stage is open to professional and amateur musicians alike, and the musical styles run the whole spectrum country, folk, rock, classical and more. If you’re a musician you won’t find a more friendly, welcoming and appreciative audience. If you’re an audience member, you won’t find a more varied performance anywhere. The atmosphere is casual, and musicians sign the playlist when they hit the door. Coffee, tea, cookies and sweets are available … and admission is FREE, we just ask for donations at the door.

May 10 -  Magical History Tour: Car Rally and Poker Run -Starts at Ameliasburgh Town Hall, 13 Coleman Street. Entry fee: $50 per vehicle with Driver and Navigator, $10 for each additional passenger, children under 12 years free. Registration includes: Morning Coffee & Muffin, Map with Landmark Quiz, Best Poker Hand, Dash Plate, Goodie Bag and End of Rally BBQ. Please send Cheque or Money Order along with Names of Participants to: Friends of Macaulay Heritage Park, 35 Church Street, Picton, Ontario, K0K 2T0. Contact: Nancy Woods pecmagicalhistorytour.com Call 613-476-4775 or email hezlep@personainternet.com

May 11 – Mother’s Day!

May 18 – International Museums Day – Official opening of the 2014 season and free admission at the Museums of Prince Edward County from 9:30a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.

May 18 to October 18 – Feet First! Footwear from the Collections. An exhibit featuring slippers to snowshoes and everything in between! Explore an intriguing assortment of footwear from the museums’ collections, and a special look back at the Bata Shoe Factory in Picton. Macaulay Heritage Park 23 Church Street, Picton www.countymemorytrail.ca

May 18 to October 18 – Quakers and the Great War – Remembering the 100th Anniversary of the First World War One. This exhibit also examines the role of Quakers as conscientious objectors, with particular emphasis on the Quaker communities of Wellington and Bloomfield. Wellington Heritage Museum
290 Main Street, Wellington www.countymemorytrail.ca

May 20 – Ameliasburgh Rec Committee Meeting – Ameliasburgh Town Hall. Discussions of events past present and future in Ameliasburgh. New ideas and members always welcome. Have a say in events directly affecting you! Contact email: madmusher9@hotmail.com

May 22 – Quarter Moon Coffee House – Open stage music, alternating Thursdays at 7:30pm sharp! New Venue!!! Baxter Arts Center, Stanley Street at Main Street, Bloomfield. The stage is open to professional and amateur musicians alike, and the musical styles run the whole spectrum country, folk, rock, classical and more. If you’re a musician you won’t find a more friendly, welcoming and appreciative audience. If you’re an audience member, you won’t find a more varied performance anywhere. The atmosphere is casual, and musicians sign the playlist when they hit the door. Coffee, tea, cookies and sweets are available … and admission is FREE, we just ask for donations at the door.

May 24 – Pig Roast at Macaulay House – 6:00PM. A hearty meal in a scenic setting, musical entertainment and more! $20 per person. Reservations required. Jennifer Lyons 613-476-3833 or macmuseum@pecounty.on.ca

May 31 – 1860s Military Re-enactment at Macaulay House – 9:30AM to 4:30PM. Learn more about the Canadian soldier at the time of Confederation. Highlights include period correct bell tents and camp equipment, marching demonstrations, and manual of arms activities, the evolution of the rifle and camp life. Jennifer Lyons 613-476-3833 macmuseum@pecounty.on.ca

June 1 – Taste the Heritage! Send your taste buds back in time, to a place they will love! Discover “tasting stations” around the Pioneer Village and try some of our favourite heritage recipes! 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Ameliasburgh Historical Museum & Pioneer Village 517 County Road 19, Ameliasburgh Regular admission applies.

June 5th – “WINGFIELD ON ICE” – 8 pm at the Regent Theatre – With a baby on the way, Walt Wingfield’s eyes are suddenly open to ancient feuds and grudges that simmer on the back roads of the township. Then he finds himself embroiled in a couple of new feuds himself. Meanwhile Nature’s waiting in the wings with a deep freeze of legendary proportion! The “Wingfield” series is so fitting in Prince Edward County! Written by Dan Needles and starring Rod Beattie Directed by Douglas Beattie

June 6 & 7 – PEC Relay for LifeCLICK HERE to register or donate

June 12 – Quarter Moon Coffee House – Open stage music, alternating Thursdays at 7:30pm sharp! New Venue!!! Baxter Arts Center, Stanley Street at Main Street, Bloomfield. The stage is open to professional and amateur musicians alike, and the musical styles run the whole spectrum country, folk, rock, classical and more. If you’re a musician you won’t find a more friendly, welcoming and appreciative audience. If you’re an audience member, you won’t find a more varied performance anywhere. The atmosphere is casual, and musicians sign the playlist when they hit the door. Coffee, tea, cookies and sweets are available … and admission is FREE, we just ask for donations at the door.

June 15 – Father’s Day

June 17 – Ameliasburgh Rec Committee Meeting – Ameliasburgh Town Hall. Discussions of events past present and future in Ameliasburgh. New ideas and members always welcome. Have a say in events directly affecting you! Contact email: madmusher9@hotmail.com

June 21 – Fibre Fest at Rose House Fibre is good for you! Just ask our spinners and weavers! A day of celebrating wool, busy hands and wonderful creations. 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 3333 County Road 8, Waupoos www.countymemorytrail.ca

June 26 – Quarter Moon Coffee House – Open stage music, alternating Thursdays at 7:30pm sharp! New Venue!!! Baxter Arts Center, Stanley Street at Main Street, Bloomfield. The stage is open to professional and amateur musicians alike, and the musical styles run the whole spectrum country, folk, rock, classical and more. If you’re a musician you won’t find a more friendly, welcoming and appreciative audience. If you’re an audience member, you won’t find a more varied performance anywhere. The atmosphere is casual, and musicians sign the playlist when they hit the door. Coffee, tea, cookies and sweets are available … and admission is FREE, we just ask for donations at the door.

July 1 – Happy Canada Day!

July 5 – Annual Fish Fry at Mariners Park Museum – 2065 County Road 13, South Bay. A wonderful evening of English-style fish & chips with great music and fine company on the atmospheric grounds of the Mariners Park Museum! Tickets must be purchased in advance. Please call for details. Diane Denyes-Wenn 613-476-8392 marinersmuseum@pecounty.on.ca

July 10 – Quarter Moon Coffee House – Open stage music, alternating Thursdays at 7:30pm sharp! New Venue!!! Baxter Arts Center, Stanley Street at Main Street, Bloomfield. The stage is open to professional and amateur musicians alike, and the musical styles run the whole spectrum country, folk, rock, classical and more. If you’re a musician you won’t find a more friendly, welcoming and appreciative audience. If you’re an audience member, you won’t find a more varied performance anywhere. The atmosphere is casual, and musicians sign the playlist when they hit the door. Coffee, tea, cookies and sweets are available … and admission is FREE, we just ask for donations at the door.

July 15 – Ameliasburgh Rec Committee Meeting – Ameliasburgh Town Hall. Discussions of events past present and future in Ameliasburgh. New ideas and members always welcome. Have a say in events directly affecting you! Contact email: madmusher9@hotmail.com

July 24 – Quarter Moon Coffee House – Open stage music, alternating Thursdays at 7:30pm sharp! New Venue!!! Baxter Arts Center, Stanley Street at Main Street, Bloomfield. The stage is open to professional and amateur musicians alike, and the musical styles run the whole spectrum country, folk, rock, classical and more. If you’re a musician you won’t find a more friendly, welcoming and appreciative audience. If you’re an audience member, you won’t find a more varied performance anywhere. The atmosphere is casual, and musicians sign the playlist when they hit the door. Coffee, tea, cookies and sweets are available … and admission is FREE, we just ask for donations at the door.

Aug 14 – Quarter Moon Coffee House – Open stage music, alternating Thursdays at 7:30pm sharp! New Venue!!! Baxter Arts Center, Stanley Street at Main Street, Bloomfield. The stage is open to professional and amateur musicians alike, and the musical styles run the whole spectrum country, folk, rock, classical and more. If you’re a musician you won’t find a more friendly, welcoming and appreciative audience. If you’re an audience member, you won’t find a more varied performance anywhere. The atmosphere is casual, and musicians sign the playlist when they hit the door. Coffee, tea, cookies and sweets are available … and admission is FREE, we just ask for donations at the door.

August 16 – Rose House Museum Annual Fish Fry – 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at 3333 County Road 8, Waupoos. Finish the day with a good ol’ community fish fry. First come, first served. Fish grilled to perfection with salads and dessert. Help the museum go green by bringing your own plates and cutlery! Bring your lawn chairs as well so you can relax and enjoy the musical entertainment after your meal. Please call the site for details. Diane Denyes Wenn, Site Curator 613-476-5439 rosemuseum@pecounty.on.ca

August 19 – Ameliasburgh Rec Committee Meeting – Ameliasburgh Town Hall. Discussions of events past present and future in Ameliasburgh. New ideas and members always welcome. Have a say in events directly affecting you! Contact email: madmusher9@hotmail.com

Aug 28 – Quarter Moon Coffee House – Open stage music, alternating Thursdays at 7:30pm sharp! New Venue!!! Baxter Arts Center, Stanley Street at Main Street, Bloomfield. The stage is open to professional and amateur musicians alike, and the musical styles run the whole spectrum country, folk, rock, classical and more. If you’re a musician you won’t find a more friendly, welcoming and appreciative audience. If you’re an audience member, you won’t find a more varied performance anywhere. The atmosphere is casual, and musicians sign the playlist when they hit the door. Coffee, tea, cookies and sweets are available … and admission is FREE, we just ask for donations at the door.

Sept 11 – Quarter Moon Coffee House – Open stage music, alternating Thursdays at 7:30pm sharp! New Venue!!! Baxter Arts Center, Stanley Street at Main Street, Bloomfield. The stage is open to professional and amateur musicians alike, and the musical styles run the whole spectrum country, folk, rock, classical and more. If you’re a musician you won’t find a more friendly, welcoming and appreciative audience. If you’re an audience member, you won’t find a more varied performance anywhere. The atmosphere is casual, and musicians sign the playlist when they hit the door. Coffee, tea, cookies and sweets are available … and admission is FREE, we just ask for donations at the door.

Sept 25 – Quarter Moon Coffee House – Open stage music, alternating Thursdays at 7:30pm sharp! New Venue!!! Baxter Arts Center, Stanley Street at Main Street, Bloomfield. The stage is open to professional and amateur musicians alike, and the musical styles run the whole spectrum country, folk, rock, classical and more. If you’re a musician you won’t find a more friendly, welcoming and appreciative audience. If you’re an audience member, you won’t find a more varied performance anywhere. The atmosphere is casual, and musicians sign the playlist when they hit the door. Coffee, tea, cookies and sweets are available … and admission is FREE, we just ask for donations at the door.

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