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MARCH -  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 – Thrift Shop Volunteer Orientation coming up – Prince Edward Community Care will soon be holding an orientation for new Thrift Shop volunteers.  If you can spare 3 hours a week and you love people then volunteering in Community Care’s Thrift Shop might be just the thing for you.  Work in the shop with sorting/cleaning, customer service or on the cash register.  Orientation and support is provided.  Call Community Care at 613-476-7493. Volunteers of all ages are welcome.

Lenten Bible Study – held from 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. at 27 Roseland Drive, Carrying Place. Led by the Reverend Sue. All are welcome.  Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. Palm Sunday Worship Service Consecon United Church All are welcome. Friday, April 3, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. Good Friday Worship Service Carrying Place United Church Old Portage Road, Carrying Place All are welcome. Sunday, April 5, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. Easter Day Service of Holy Communion Carrying Place United Church Old Portage Road, Carrying Place All are welcome. Diana Duncan-Fletcher (613)394-3939

Wellington Lions Club will be selling chocolate bunnies as a fundraiser, in Wellington. $4. Funds raised stay in the community.

March 28-29 – Free Family Movie Yogi Bear  2pm The Regent Theatre (224 Main St, Picton)  www.theregenttheatre.org Sponsored by Whattam Funeral Home

March 28 -29 – Free public skating Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. and Sunday, March 29 from 1-3 p.m. at the Prince Edward Community Centre in Picton.

March 28-29 – Maple in the County. Click here for details
March 28 – Our BABY SITTING COURSE at PEFAC – registration now – for ages 11-15. www.pefac.ca or 613-476-7776 for more information.

March 31 – PEC Field Naturalists open meeting – Once upon a time, wetlands were seen as wastelands. Today, conservation organizations can actually put a dollar value on the services wetlands perform. Join Pamela Stagg at 7 p.m. in the Bloomfield Town Hall as she explores the types of wetlands and their value.

April 1 – Picton Seniors Luncheon Social – Enjoy good food and conversation at Prince Edward Community Care’s Seniors Luncheon Social in Picton at noon. Homemade soup, roast beef, gravy, horseradish, mashed potatoes, baby carrots, coleslaw, bread and butter strawberry cake, coffee and tea for $10 per person. Reserve by the Tuesday prior at  noon by calling 613-476-7493. Seniors are asked to bring their own soup bowl, plate, cup and cutlery. Deliveries to housebound seniors who live near Picton.   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 1 – Hearing Help Classes start - The Canadian Hearing Society will be offering a Hearing Help course at the Prince Edward Community Care office in The Armoury. This course will  give information on the hearing system, hearing loss and its ramifications as well as other related topics; teach speech reading skills and discourse strategies; give instruction on hearing aid use and how to obtain maximum benefit from hearing aids; discuss and demonstrate technical devices; develop practical strategies for difficult listening situations; and help people to become aware of and more comfortable in expressing communication needs.  Classes start on Wednesday, April 1st and will run for 8 consecutive Wednesdays. The cost is $30.00 per person.  Participants are invited to bring along a spouse, friend or family member at no extra cost.  Anyone with financial difficulties is welcome to discuss this in confidence to have the fee reduced or waived entirely.  For registration at the course contact Prince Edward Community Care at 613-476-7493. Space is limited so call today

April 2 – Peter Rae and The Reasonettes Variety Show Storehouse Food Bank Fundraiser Thursday, April 2 at 7pm Legion Branch 160, 364 Main Street, Wellington Tickets $10 – Available at the Branch Info 613-399-1684

April 3 – Good Friday

April 4 – 5th Annual Prince Edward Junior Farmers Easter Egg Hunt Saturday April 4th. Come out and join Betsy the cow the Easter bunny and all your Prince Edward Junior Farmer friends for a fun-filled morning of crafts, farm tours and of course the hunt! Farm tour and bag decorating start at 9:30am Easter egg hunt starts at 10am sharp. 275 County Road 32 just outside of Bloomfield Ages 0-10. Donations appreciated

April 4 – 10am Easter Bonnet Decorating and Parade from the Milford branch library.

April 4 – 10:15am Easter story time with bunnies and chicks at the Wellington branch

April 4 – 11:30am Easter story time with bunnies and chicks at the Bloomfield branch

April 4 – 1pm Easter story time with lambs at the Picton branch library

April 4 – Easter Bunny hops over to The Hub Early Years Centre at  10 McFarland Court, Picton for an Easter Egg Hunt and Easter breakfast! To pre-register sign up at a playgroup near you, call the office at 613-476-8142 or email kimh@thehubcentre.ca

April 4 -  Milford Easter Parade – 11 am with the egg hunt to follow about 11:20.  Hot chocolate and cold drinks can be purchased along with hotdogs (also some veggie dogs).

April 5 – Easter Sunday

April 7 – Seniors Support TV Show  Watch a new edition of the show “Seniors’ Support”  on TVCogeco at 7 pm .  The topic is Library Services for seniors.  This show is co-produced by the Executive Directors of Prince Edward Community Care and Community Care for South Hastings.

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.

April 10 – Prince Edward Junior Farmers’ Sports Night  7-10 pm PECI Gym B. Come out and get active. Contact Jenn Courneyea with questions 613-847-7521 or at media.pecjf@gmail.com

April 15 – Milford Seniors Luncheon Social–  Seniors will gather for good food and conversation at Prince Edward Community Care’s Seniors Luncheon Social in Milford at noon.  Homemade soup, roast beef, gravy, horseradish, mashed potatoes, baby carrots, coleslaw, bread and butter, strawberry cake, coffee and tea for $10 per person. Reserve Tuesday prior by noon by calling 613-476-7493. Bring own soup bowl, plate, cup and cutlery. Deliveries to housebound seniors who live near Milford.   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 18 – Evening for Terry Sprague, celebrating 50 years – Join in for an evening of great food and camaraderie celebrating Terry Sprague’s career as “The County Naturalist”. 5:30 – 9 p.m. in Wellington. For more information and to reserve tickets go to www.terrysprague.eventbrite.ca.

April 22 – Wellington Seniors Luncheon Social – Seniors will gather for good food and conversation at Prince Edward Community Care’s Seniors Luncheon Social at the Wellington United Church at noon. Homemade soup, roast beef, gravy, horseradish, mashed potatoes, baby carrots, coleslaw, bread and butter, strawberry cake, coffee and tea for $10 per person. Reserve by the Tuesday prior at noon by calling 613-476-7493. Bring own soup bowl, plate, cup and cutlery. Deliveries 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

April 25 – 3rd Annual Gala Dinner & Art Auction to Save Ostrander Point – from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM at the Curling Club. Tickets: $75.00 pp. Donate To The Save Ostrander Point Appeal Fund. Help us pay our legal fees. Donations can be made without purchasing tickets to the event.

April 25 – Picton Chapter #273 Order of the Eastern Star Jiggs Dinner and Newfie Entertainment night at Prince Edward Masonic Hall, 13251 Loyalist Pkwy, Picton at 6p.m. Ticket $20 Contact: Sheila Thomas, 613 476 7720. No tickets sold at door. Fund Raising event for Hospice Prince Edward and the OES Chapter

April 29 – Ameliasburgh Foot Care Clinic – Prince Edward Community Care for Seniors is launching a Foot Care Clinic in Ameliasburgh starting Wednesday, April 29th.  Professionally trained registered nurses provide foot care. Seniors who have trouble trimming their nails or would like foot care should call Prince Edward Community Care for an appointment at 613-476-7493.

April 30 – Wellington Lions Dragon Boat Club Open House  7pm to 9pm at the Wellington Town Hall

May 5 – 55 ALIVE Mature Driving Classroom Refresher Course – A 55-Alive safe driving course for seniors will be held on Tuesday, May 5TH at the Prince Edward Community Care office in Picton.  This course is 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 $30.00 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

May 10 – Mother’s Day (countylive.ca celebrates 5 years serving Prince Edward County!)

May 16 – Command Performance Choir spring concert “Tis the Reason”  7:30 PM at St Andrews Presbyterian Church, Picton. Tickets $20 available at the door, online at www.commandperformance.com; at Books & Co in Picton and through choir members. For information, call 613-471-1753

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Ongoing Events

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

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 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. Couples who face challenges inherent in living with dementia can share common concerns in a safe, understanding environment.  Call 613 476 2085 for more information.

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

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