Countylive’s Community Calendar
Sept.27 – Madagascar – The Eighth Continent. Isolated for 70 million years, Madagascar has often been called the 8th Continent for the many unique species that have evolved there. Come and learn about lemurs, chameleons, strange birds and other natural treasures. Ontario Park Naturalist David Bree is the speaker at the PEC Field Naturalists’ next meeting, Tuesday, Sept. 27, at 7p.m., in Bloomfield Town Hall. Admission is free and everyone’s welcome!
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. Join John Sanfilippo and Robert P. Wells for a viewing of the film followed by conversation and Q&A.
Sept. 28 – Seniors Luncheon Social at the Wellington United Church featuring roast pork loin dinner for $10 per person. Reserve by Tuesday prior at noon by calling 476-7493. This is a special reservations-only event. Space limited. Deliveries in nearby area and take out available.
Sept. 29 – Weekly Thursday at the HUB Playgroup drop in 9:30 to 11 a.m.
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
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.