Countylive’s Community Calendar
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.
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
EVERY WED. – Open Mixed Fun Darts – Picton Legion Br.#78, 347 Main St., 6 -8 p.m. Open to the Public. New draw for teams every week.
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
CAREGIVERS SUPPORT Afternoons – The 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 Evenings – The 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 – 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. 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
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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JAN 26 – Tai Chi – Prince Edward Community Care for Seniors offers Tai Chi classes as 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
JAN 27 – KNIT & CHAT Drop in. All levels welcome. Milford Branch Library every Tuesday 10 a.m. to noon.
JAN 27 – CHESS CLUB All welcome to drop in, weekly. Beginner to advanced. 1-4 p.m. at the Picton Branch Library
JAN 27 – PEC FIELD NATURALISTS – Meet 7 p.m. at the Bloomfield Town Hall. Members’ presentations night.
JAN 27 – Wii Bowling League – The Prince Edward Community Care for Seniors Association has a bowling league. Meet new people or bring your own team of four. Wii is not physically demanding. Wii is a sports game developed by Nintendo. It is a video game and can be played from a standing or sitting position. People can even play while sitting on a walker. There are two lanes and eight people play at a time. The laughter is infectious. It’s a great way to get involved. Players use the remote control to mimic the bowling actions. Individual and team scores are kept. Your team name might appear on the trophy! 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.
JAN. 28 – Wellington Seniors Luncheon Social – Seniors gather for good food and conversation at Prince Edward Community Care’s Seniors Luncheon Social in Wellington on Wed., Jan. 28th at noon. Homemade soup, breast of chicken, mushroom cream sauce, rice, green beans, coleslaw, bread and butter, carrot cake, all topped off with 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 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
JAN 29 – THE WAY – Award-winning documentary at the Wellington Libraray. 10 a.m. Free of charge. Coffee and cookies.
JAN 29 – Beginner French – Drop in for conversational beginner French. Weekly on Thursdays at 2 p.m. at tyhe Picton Branch Library.
JAN 30 – PA DAY MOVIE – Free children’s movie at the Wellington Library 11 a.m. How To Train Your Dragon 2.
JAN. 31 – Walk for Memories Alzheimer Society fundraiser at PECI from 1-3 p.m. to help support people living with dementia, and their families, in Prince Edward County. For details, sponsoring a walker, or participating, call 476-2085 or visit www.walkformemories.ca http://www.alzheimer.ca/en/pec/Get-involved/Be-a-fundraiser
JAN 31 – MILFORD WINTER CARNIVAL – Pancake breakfast, activities, movie Chili supper and family bingo. Click here for details
JAN 31 – CHILDREN’S STORY TIME – Drop in at the Picton Branch Library at 11 a.m.
JAN 31 – Free Computer Workshop – Learn basic file management at the Picton Branch Library from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Registration is required. Call 476-5962.
FEB 2 – POOCH (Patrons of our Community Hospital) will hold a public meeting regarding the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital at the Picton Town Hall, above the fire hall, from 7-9 p.m.
February 2 – Groundhog Day!
FEB 3 – LEARN BASIC SPANISH – 10:30 to 11:30 Learn beginner conversational Spanish in this eight-week program at the Picton Branch Library. Cost $40. Registration required. Call Christine at 476-5962
February 3 – Taoist Tai Chi Open House – Join us Tuesday from 2 – 4 pm at the Bloomfield Town Hall. The beginner package includes: 4 month membership, t-shirt and entitles students to attend as many classes as they wish, in any location. For more information contact 613-399-5725.
FEB 4 – FREE MOVIE – Mandela -The Long Walk Home at the Wellington Branch Library at 7 p.m.
FEB. 4 – Free Community Meal with PEC Food Not Bombs, crafting table and board games 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Picton Town Hall, above the firehall on Ross Street. Also free food exchange. Those who happen not to have anything to bring are welcome to take what they need. For more information email email@example.com or liek the page on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/FoodNotBombsPec
FEB 5 – Finding Farley – Award-winning documentary at the Wellington Branch Library 10 a.m. Free of charge.
FEB 7 – Free iPAD workshop – Learn how to use your ipad at a free workshop at the Wellington Branch Library. Registration required. Call 476-5962.
February 11 – Windy Village Open Stage in Wellington – 7:00pm and on the second Wednesdays of the month. Performers (any level) welcome. 2 songs performed in order of sign-up. Hosted by: Gord Sirot. Sound by: Through the Cedars Music Production, held at the Wellington Legion 364 Main Street, Wellington. Cash donations to the Storehouse Food Bank are accepted.
Feb. 14 – All You Need is Love Beatles Tribute benefit concert at the Wellington arena for the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation. Tickets on sale now at the PECMH Foundation Office, Printcraft and Royal LePage Realty offices in Picton, Wellington and Belleville.
February 14 – Valentine’s Day <3
FEB. 15 – Ameliasburgh Winter Carnival 1 to 4 p.m. at Roblin Lake Park in Ameliasburgh village. Skating on the lake, kids games, food at the canteen and sledding (weather permitting). All events free of charge. Sponsored by the Ameliasburgh Working Group and the Ameliasburgh Recreation Committee.
February 16 – Family Day
FEB 18 – Free Community Meal with PEC Food Not Bombs, crafting table and board games 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Picton Town Hall, above the firehall on Ross Street. Also free food exchange. Those who happen not to have anything to bring are welcome to take what they need. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or liek the page on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/FoodNotBombsPec
MARCH 1 - INCOME TAX – Community Care is completing income tax returns for County seniors who are 60+ and 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 613-476-7493. www.communitycareforseniors.org
March 8 – Spring Forward – Remember to set your clocks one hour forward. Daylight Saving Time starts
March 11 – Windy Village Open Stage in Wellington – 7:00pm and on the second Wednesdays of the month. Performers (any level) welcome. 2 songs performed in order of sign-up. Hosted by: Gord Sirot. Sound by: Through the Cedars Music Production, held at the Wellington Legion 364 Main Street, Wellington. Cash donations to the Storehouse Food Bank are accepted.
March 17 – St. Patrick’s Day
April 3 – Good Friday
April 4 - Milford Easter Parade – with the egg hunt to follow. Hot chocolate and cold drinks can be purchased along with hotdogs ( we will have also some veggie dogs).
April 5 – Easter Sunday
April 8 – Windy Village Open Stage in Wellington – 7:00pm and on the second Wednesdays of the month. Performers (any level) welcome. 2 songs performed in order of sign-up. Hosted by: Gord Sirot. Sound by: Through the Cedars Music Production, held at the Wellington Legion 364 Main Street, Wellington. Cash donations to the Storehouse Food Bank are accepted.
May 10 – Mother’s Day (countylive.ca celebrates 5 years serving Prince Edward County!)