Countylive’s Community Calendar
until Dec. 10 – Thrift Shop Silent Auction of Jewellery – Items are on display at 153 Main St., Picton. Bidding closes at 2 pm sharp on Saturday, Dec. 10th. 100 per cent of the funds raised support programs for seniors in Prince Edward County. www.communitycareforseniors.org
Dec. 7 – Matt Dusk: Old School Yule at 8pm at the Regent Theatre. Matt Dusk is a Canadian jazz musician/vocalist. The Old School Yule show show has Matt Dusk and friends celebrating the holidays with style.Dec. 8 – Opera 101 has moved! Come to Bloomfield United Church (272 Main) at 4:00 p.m. and enjoy the County’s own Diva, Celine Papizewska, introducing the next two ‘Live from the Met’ broadcasts, L’Amour de loin and Romeo and Juliette. Everyone welcome. Experience some opera!
Dec 10 – Pancake Breakfast with Santa -Professional “Cool Magic” Show, “Fireside” Chat with Santa, reading of “A Visit from St. Nicholas”, Photo opportunity with Santa, take home a craft, 9 a.m. -11 a.m. at Rednersville-Albury Community Church, 2681 County Road 3, Carrying Place. Minimum Donation $10 for a family and a non-perishable food item, all profits to the Storehouse Foodbank. Reservations required, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Dec. 11 – Consecon United Church will have A Blue Christmas service for those having trouble celebrating the season. 10AM
Dec. 12 – 17 – Scholastic Book Fair at The HUB Ontario Early Years Centre. Monday from noon to 7 p.m.; Tuesday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Dec. 12 – 21 – Community Care’s Thrift Shop Painting and Picture Sale and Auction – Prince Edward Community Care’s Thrift Shop receives the most amazing donations of paintings and pictures. These works of art will be on display in the window of the Thrift Shop from 1pm Monday, Dec. 12th to 1pm Wednesday, Dec. 21st . Some items are individually priced and you will want to check them out as they will sell quickly; others are available to bid on! Check out these amazing finds at 153 Main Street, Picton. www.communitycareforseniors.org
Dec. 14 Christmas Seniors Luncheon Social in Consecon – Enjoy lunch with old and new friends on Wednesday, Dec.14th at noon. The Christmas menu features homemade soup, roast turkey and dressing, gravy, cranberry sauce, coleslaw, potato and vegetables, Christmas pudding, bread and butter, coffee & tea. The cost is $10 per person. Reserve by the Tuesday prior at noon by calling 613-476-7493. This event is sponsored by The Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors Association and will be held in the Consecon United Church Hall. Reservations only. Take and delivery to housebound seniors who live near Consecon available. www.communitycareforseniors.org
Dec. 14 – Thrift Shop Orientation – Do you like meeting people? Join in on the fun! Connect with your community while helping seniors live at home. Prince Edward Community Care’s Thrift Shop helps to reduce, recycle and enables others to reuse. 100 per cent of the proceeds help County seniors live at home. This is a volunteer opportunity that comes with a comprehensive orientation. Volunteers are then invited to take three-hour shifts once a week at the Thrift Shop. Call 613-476-7493 for more information. www.communitycareforseniors.org
Dec. 14 – Consecon UCW will host a community lunch. All ladies are invited so bring friends for fun and good food in the church hall. Noon
Dec. 15-16 – A Leahy Family Christmas Dec. at 8pm at the Regent Theatre. A Leahy Family Christmas is the best holiday party around!
Dec. 17 – Children’s Christmas Party at The HUB, 10 McFarland Court, Picton, from 10 a.m. to noon. Bring a wrapped book with your child’s name on it for Santa’s bag. There will be Christmas music, carol singing, Christmas crafts, snack and story time for the children, and of course, a visit from Santa.
Dec. 17 – Milford Tree Lighting at 6.30 pm in front of the Milford post office. Christmas carols and cider, then on to St Philips Anglican Church for hot chocolate and entertainment.
Dec. 18 – Consecon United Church will celebrate the Christmas story in song followed by activities and a pizza lunch.
Dec. 21 – Christmas Seniors Luncheon Social in Milford – Enjoy lunch with old and new friends on Wednesday, Dec. 21st at noon. The Christmas menu features homemade soup, roast turkey and dressing, gravy, cranberry sauce, coleslaw, potato and vegetables, Christmas pudding, bread and butter, coffee & tea. The cost is $10 per person. Reserve your place by the Tuesday prior at noon by calling 613-476-7493. This event is sponsored by The Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors Association and will be held in the Milford Town Hall. Reservations only. Takeout and delivery to housebound seniors who live near Milford is available. www.communitycareforseniors.org
Dec. 22 and 23 – A Downton Christmas 7:30 PM at the Picton Town Hall, 2 Ross St. As a sequel to last year’s popular Edwardian event, Command Performance Choir will again host an evening of seasonal music at “Downton”, set during the Roaring 20s. (Guests may arrive in period dress if they choose.) Tickets $20 from Books and Company, online at www.commandperformancechoir.com or call 613-645-2160. Buy your tickets early to avoid disappointment.
Dec. 22 – Sonrise Christian Academy Christmas Musical Performance “All About That Baby” a ‘sheep-ishly’ fun Christmas musical. Everybody welcome to celebrate the Savior’s birth! Free will offering. Thursday, Dec. 22nd at 1:30 p.m. and 7p.m. at Emmanuel Baptist Church – 240 Main Street, Bloomfield
Dec. 23 – Prince Edward Community Care office will closed at noon on Friday, Dec. 23rd and on Monday, Dec. 26. It will reopen on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017. Messages will be monitored and Meals on Wheels will be delivered as usual throughout the holidays. Prince Edward Community Care’s Thrift Shop will close at 1pm on Sat., Dec. 24th. The store will be closed on December 26 and 27th for the Christmas holiday. www.communitycareforseniors.org
Dec. 24 – Christmas Eve Service – Consecon United Church worship, bring family and friends and fill the balconies! 7PM Both Consecon and Carrying Place churches will not have Christmas Day services.
Jan. 13 – VON Falls Prevention Program – Free of charge for the 12-week program that includes an innovative educational component and balance and strength exercises. The program is held in the office of The Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors Association located at 74A King Street in Picton. Classes are Fridays from 9:30am to 11:30am. To register or to get more information, call the VON at 1-800-301-0076, extension 5350.
Jan. 14 – Messy Play with Mabel – Dress for outdoor play at The Hub, 10 McFarland Court, Picton from 10 a.m. to noon. Call 476-8142 for details on this, or other programs at the child and family centre.
January 30 – Tai Chi new sessions – Beginner and continuation Tai Chi classes are held regularly at Prince Edward Community Care. Tai Chi is a way to help seniors stay fit and flexible. Tai Chi is a low-impact form of exercise, but it is also a weight bearing exercise, which is an important component of managing osteoporosis. Some of the benefits of Tai Chi are: better balance, which lowers the risk for falls, less pain and stiffness, stress relief and increased calmness and sense of well-being. And to top it off, it also helps to improve memory. No experience is necessary and all fitness levels are welcome. If you’re a senior who would benefit from Tai Chi and would like to give it a try, call the Prince Edward Community Care office at 613-476-7493 to register. Space is limited. www.communitycareforseniors.org
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 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.