Countylive’s Community Calendar
Aug 27 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM Les Récits: Stories and Songs in French @ Picton Branch Library
Sept. 1 – Playgroup Drop-in – The Hub Outreach @ Picton Branch Library 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Sept. 1 – Mah Jong @ Ameliasburgh Branch Library 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Sept 2 Storytime and Play @ Milford Branch Library 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Sept. 3 – The So-Long-Summer-We’re-Really-Going-To-Miss-You Party at Picton Branch @ Picton Branch Library 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Sept. 4 – Homesteading and Harvest Fest – Pay one admission and visit all five museum sites in the County. Special programs at each site.
Sept. 6 – Knit and Chat Drop-in @ Milford Branch Library 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Sept. 6 – FUNctional Fitness @ Picton Branch 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Register.
Sept. 7 Computer Basics Part 1 @ Picton Branch Library 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Sept. 7 – Free Movie! @ Wellington Branch 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Sept 8 – Playgroup Drop-in – The Hub Outreach @ Picton Branch Library 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Sept. 9 – Library Storytime and Play @ Milford Branch Library 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM @ Picton Branch Library 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM and @ Wellington Branch Library 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
September 7th Picton Seniors Luncheon Social – Seniors welcome to attend at the Beck and Call for homemade soup, roast pork loin and apple sauce, potato and vegetables, coleslaw, lemon pie, bread and butter, coffee & tea, all for $10 per person. Reserve your place by the Tuesday prior at noon by calling 613-476-7493. Reservations only. Deliveries and take out available by registering.
Sept. 13 – Knit and Chat Drop-in @ Milford Branch Library 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Sept. 13 – Friends of the Wellington Branch Library Bridge 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Sept. 13 – Wellington Maker Club @ Wellington Branch Library 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM – Join Julie to create something awesome! Each Maker Club session runs for 6 weeks. This first Maker Club session will be creating, designing, and building a mini self-powered car as well as another maker-activity that has yet to be unveiled. Kids and youth can work in groups or individually to create their car and at the end of the first session we will be holding a race! It’s going to be a blast!
Sept. 13 – Wii Bowling League starts. 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. There are two lanes and 8 people play at a time. The laughter is infectious. 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 to play in the next tournament which will occur this fall.
Sept. 14 – Computer Basics Part 2 @ Picton Branch Library 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Sept. 14 Ukulele Group @ Wellington Branch Library 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Sept. 14 – What’s the Wellings lifestyle model? Rachel Henry, marketing manager at the Wellings of Picton, new active adult lifestyle community will make a presentation on Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 2pm, 74A King Street in Picton. Register for this free event by calling 613-476-7493.
Sept. 15 – Playgroup Drop-in – The Hub Outreach @ Picton Branch Library 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Sept. 15 – History Speaks: Tea with Queen’s admirer Jane Ann McCaw Thompson, local monarchist, @ Wellington Branch Library
Sept. 15 – Mah Jong @ Ameliasburgh Branch Library 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Sept. 16 – Storytime and Play at Picton and Wellington branch libraries 11 a.m. to noon and Milford at 9:30 a.m.
Sept. 16 – Internet Safety @ Picton Branch Library 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM This discussion and Q&A session is designed to inform computer users of how to identify internet/email scams and how to protect themselves against internet fraud. Some of the included topics include: creating secure passwords, identifying email scams, identifying other forms of computer scams, and keeping your computer safe.
Sept. 18 – Tai Chi starts. 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. Call 613-476-7493 to register. Fall classes start on September 19th and space is limited so call and register today. www.communitycareforseniors.org
Sept. 20 – Knit and Chat Drop-in @ Milford Branch Library 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Sept. 20 – Howard Pulver Talk @ Picton Branch Library 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. The Author of the Ontario Bicycle Touring Atlas, Howard Pulver discusses the making of the atlas and shares photos from his cycling adventures.
September 21 Milford Seniors Luncheon Social – Seniors welcome to attend at the Milford Town Hall for homemade soup, roast pork loin and apple sauce, potato and vegetables, coleslaw, lemon pie, bread and butter, coffee & tea, all for $10 per person. Reserve your place by the Tuesday prior at noon by calling 613-476-7493. Reservations only. Deliveries and take out available by registering.
Sept. 21 – Fall Wreath Making with artist Hedy Campbell @ Picton Branch Library 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Limit of 10 participants. May be charge to offset material cost.
Sept. 22 – Overdrive and Hoopla @ Picton Branch Library 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM – A workshop focusing on two of PEC Library’s online resources. This workshop will provide instruction and information on using Overdrive (EBooks and Audio-Books) and Hoopla (music, movies, Ebooks, etc.) The workshop will run approximately 3 hours with breaks throughout the session. Participants are encouraged to bring their own devices (tablet/laptop) but if that is not possible, we do have loaner equipment available. Please contact Julie Lane to register.
Sept. 22 – 55 ALIVE Mature Driving Classroom Refresher Course offered at the Prince Edward Community Care office in Picton from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm. The Canada Safety Council developed this mature driver retraining program and it is designed specifically to help older drivers improve their driving skills. The cost is $30 per person, which includes workbook, refreshments and a light lunch. Call 613-476-7493 to register or for more information. Space is limited so call today. www.communitycareforseniors.org
Sept. 27 History Speaks: Wawahte Documentary 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM at the Picton Branch Library. Conversation with the filmmaker John Sanfilipo and author of the book Wawahte Robert P. Wells with Q&A. Between the 1870s and the 1990s, over 150,000 First Nations, Inuit and Métis children were taken from their homes and put into the Indian residential schools that operated in nearly every region of Canada. Their primary purpose was to assimilate Aboriginal people into European-influenced Canadian society. The system forcibly separated children from their families for extended periods of time and forbade them to acknowledge their Aboriginal heritage and culture. John Sanfilippo (director) and Bob Wells (writer) tell the story of residential schools from the perspective of three of its survivors. They tell these very personal and often heartbreaking stories in order to shine a light on a dark chapter in Canadian history.
Oct. 11 – Walking programs in Picton and Wellington begin. Seniors can walk in a controlled and safe environment at any one of the three walking program locations offered by Prince Edward Community Care for Seniors. Participants walk Monday to Friday at the Prince Edward Collegiate Institute in Picton, at CML Snider Elementary School and at the Wellington & District Community Centre. The program operates from the day after Thanksgiving to the Friday before Victoria Day. Call The Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors Association at 613-476-7493 to register or for more information. www.communitycareforseniors.org
Oct. 12 – Hearing Help Clinic – The Canadian Hearing Society (CHS) regularly holds free Hearing Help Clinics at the Community Care office, 74A King Street in Picton. Hearing Care Counsellor will answer questions about hearing loss, give information about hearing health care, provide communication strategies for hearing loss, do hearing screening, provide tips for hearing aid maintenance and demonstrate technical devices. Call 613-476-7493 to schedule your free half hour appointment.
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.