Countylive’s Community Calendar
Feel good about yourself! Private and small group yoga and chair yoga classes with Janet Elson, of Heartwood Holistics, Cherry Valley.
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 -Tuesdays & Wednesdays! First visit free, no obligation to join. 476-3894; Gena 399-3461 or 393-2819.
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
Wednesdays – Knitting class 2-4pm and Zumba class 7:30 – 8:30pm every Wednesday at the Ameliasburgh Community Hall
History book Club – Third Thursdays of the Month – “Clio’s Book Club” at Macaulay House Museum, Picton. In ancient Greece, Clio was the Muse of History. 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
Public Swim Hours at PEFAC – Prince Edward Fitness & Aquatic Centre – Tuesday and Thursday evening 7-8:30pm, Saturday 1-3pm and Sunday 10am-12noon. Cost: $5/child (16 and under), $6/adult (over 16); $15/family. FREE public swims on the first Sunday of every month.
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 – This active, gross motor playgroup offers physical activities for children 2-6 years old. Please bring/wear non-marking shoes for the auditorium.
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, 281 Main Street, Picton Monday 1pm-4pm, Tuesday to Saturday 10am-4pm. Good used clothing and linens can be donated at Community Care’s Boutique, 165 Main Street in Picton, Monday 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 or the Boutique at 613-476-4777. www.communitycareforseniors.org
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Take the bus to Downton Abbey – Museums of Prince Edward County invite you to Downton Abbey Monday, March 31. Bus trip includes a visit to Toronto’s Spadina House to see the costumes from the widly popular television series; the Toronto collection of the same era and Downton Abbey themed tours of the restored Spadina House, along with a special tea. Click on poster for details. Reserve by calling 613-476-2148 x 258 or emailing email@example.com
Income tax help for seniors by Community Care volunteers. If you are a senior 60+ 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. There is no charge, donations are accepted. Home visits can be arranged for seniors who are shut-in. For information call 613-478-7493. www.communitycareforseniors.org
March 5 and 6 – The Ontario Provincial Police Want to Hear From You. Prince Edward County residents are invited to attend community meetings hosted by the OPP. The OPP are looking for community input, to listen to concerns and hear ideas residents have about their police service. March 5th, 2014 Prince Edward Community Centre, Picton 7pm-9pm & March 6th, 2014 at The Essroc Arena—Highline Hall, Wellington 7pm-9pm
March 5 – South Bay United Church St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Wednesday, March 5, 2014 5-7p.m. Adults $15; Children 12 & under $8. Tickets at the door Take-out available. Bake sale 2029 County Road 13 613 476-8388
March 7 – World Day of Prayer at various local churches.
March 12 – Windy Village Open Stage – Wellington Legion, 364 Main St. W., Wellington. 7pm. Cash donations to the Storehouse Food Bank are accepted. Coffee and snacks provided. Performers (any level) and audience welcome. FORMAT: 2 SONGS, PLAY IN SIGNUP ORDER
MARCH 19, 2014: HAM SUPPER, at 6p.m. at the Athol (Cherry Valley) Community Hall. Presented by the Cherry Valley Women’s Institute assisted by the Athol Rec Committee. Mouthwatering dinner and dessert for $12/person, under 12, $6. Raffle. Reservations will guarantee seating. Please call Josie at 613-476-4120.
March 22-23 – The Masons from Ameliasburgh’s Lake Lodge #215 will hold their 37th Annual Pancake Breakfast March 22-23 at Hubbs Sugarbush, 1937 Rednersville Rd. 3 and 332 Pulver Rd. 9 am to 2 pm each day. Pancakes, sausages and maple syrup right in the sugar bush. Adults $10. Wagon rides, Sugar Shack tours, Shrine Clowns and great food. Proceeds from the breakfast benefit projects in the district.
March 26 – Photographing gardens, a talk by Nicolette McGraw – The Prince Edward County Horticultural Society is holding its March meeting at 7pm in the old Picton Town Hall. Come and enjoy the speaker, the mini flower show and refreshments.
April 9 – Deadline to reserve for Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Volunteer Appreciation Tea Sunday, April 13 2-4 p.m. at Picton United Church, Centennial Hall, 12 Chapel Street, Picton Reservations are required. Contact Sharron Hewer at 613 399-3846 or at firstname.lastname@example.org, no later than Wednesday, April 9th.
April 9 – Windy Village Open Stage – Wellington Legion, 364 Main St. W., Wellington. 7pm. Cash donations to the Storehouse Food Bank are accepted. Coffee and snacks provided. Performers (any level) and audience welcome. FORMAT: 2 SONGS, PLAY IN SIGNUP ORDER
May 4 – Dessert Buffet Sunday 1 – 3p.m, cost $8 at the Ameliasburgh Community Hall.
May 10 - Magical History Tour: Car Rally and Poker Run -Starts at Ameliasburgh Town Hall, 13 Coleman Street. Entry fee: $50 per vehicle with Driver and Navigator, $10 for each additional passenger, children under 12 years free. Registration includes: Morning Coffee & Muffin, Map with Landmark Quiz, Best Poker Hand, Dash Plate, Goodie Bag and End of Rally BBQ. Please send Cheque or Money Order along with Names of Participants to: Friends of Macaulay Heritage Park, 35 Church Street, Picton, Ontario, K0K 2T0. Contact: Nancy Woods pecmagicalhistorytour.com
May 18 – International Museums Day – Official opening of the 2014 season and free admission at the Museums of Prince Edward County from 9:30a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.