Wellington District Lions Club

Concerts in the Park

The Wellington District Lions Club proudly present 11 weekly concerts, Tuesdays, in the Gazebo in the Park on Main Street, Wellington. Concert, hot dogs and pop are free (donations appreciated). Bring a lawn chair and listen to such groups as the Reasons, Instant Rivalry, Blu Zone, Lorain Sine, R & R, Wicklow, Moon Sugar, Eric Pilgrim and Grampa’s Goodtime Band. In case of rain, concerts will be held in the Wellington Town Hall, Main St, Wellington.

Date: Tuesdays – June 28, July 5, 12, 19, 26, August 2, 9,16, 23, 30, September 6
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Location: Wellington Gazebo in the Park, Main Street, Wellington

The County Marathon

Running/Walking Training and Guidance

The County Marathon and Fitness Powers are partnering to offer free running and walking training to County residents participating in ALL County Marathon events this year. This program is geared towards beginner to intermediate level runners and walkers and is offered from July 11th until October 1st. Those who complete this free training group program will receive a discount on their race entry!  For more information email: fitnesspowers@gmail.com

Date: July 11th – October 1st
Time: Monday mornings – 6:30 a.m.; Tuesday nights – 6:30 p.m.; Wednesday mornings – 10:00 a.m.; Saturday mornings – 7:30 a.m.
Location: Fitness Powers, Main Street, Picton

Alternatives for Women

Services for Abused Women in Prince Edward County

Alternatives for Women in Prince Edward County has been providing free and confidential services to abused women in the County for over 25 years. They offer individual and group counselling, safety planning, support and advocacy. They can help, call 613  476-2787 any day, any hour.

 

Arts on Main Gallery

Autumn Spendour

Please join 25 local artists in one location for the Autumn Splendour show from August 10th – November 7th at Arts on Main Gallery in Picton.

Date: August 10th – November 7th
Time: Open daily 10 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: 223 Main Street, Picton; opposite the Regent Theatre

 


 

Quinte Dolphins Swim Club

Swim fit and Junior Dolphins Registration

Registration is now open for Quinte Dolphins Swim Club for the fall and winter sessions of Junior Dolphins and Swim Fit programs. Kids aged 6-17, looking to join a club that’s fun and healthy, are welcome. Fall session begins Monday, October 3rd. Contact Mike by text or phone at 613-827-3882. Facebook: Quinte Dolphins Swim Club

Date: Registration August 14th to October 3rd
Time: Please contact
Location: PEFAC, 13263B Loyalist Pkwy, Picton

 


 

John M. Parrott Art Gallery

September Exhibition

There is a new group of illustrators and writers in the Quinte region and the members have created an exhibition of their stories and artwork titled “The Art of Story: From Concept to Completion”. We are excited to host their first group show at the John M. Parrott Art Gallery from September 1st to the 22nd. Come out for the launch on September 1st from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Date: Thursday, September 1st
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 pm
Location: 254 Pinnacle Street, Belleville, Ontario

 


 

Loyalist Humane Society

Volunteers needed

Loyalist Humane Society on County Road 4 has an urgent need for volunteers – one in the Main Cat-House for a shift on Mondays, and one for Saturday mornings in the Fraidy-Cat Room. Two or three hours of your time can make all the difference in looking after the many cats in care. If you can spare the time, please call Anne at 613 847 3243.

Date: August 29th through Dec 31st
Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 noon
Location: 1297 County Road 4

 

 

Baxter Arts Centre

Silent Movies

Back by popular demand, Baxter Arts Centre, at 3 Stanley Street, Bloomfield, will screen silent movies on alternate Thursdays beginning May 19th throughout the summer. All of the movies are from the 1920’s featuring stars like Rudolph Valentino, Gloria Swanson, Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Free admission. Light refreshments & popcorn available.

Date: Every other Thursday from May 12th to September 29th
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Baxter Arts Centre, 3 Stanley St., Bloomfield

Baxter Arts Centre

Life Drawing

The Baxter Arts Centre invites all artists – graphic designers, art and animation students and professionals – to participate in their Life Drawing sessions. Each week a male or female nude model will pose timed gestures. ll skill levels are welcome. The Centre is located at 3 Stanley Street and the sittings will be held Tuesday evenings from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. $15 drop in.

Date: every Tuesday evening
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Baxter Arts Centre, 3 Stanley Street, Bloomfield

Wellington Rotary Club

Bottle Return Depot

The Wellington Rotary Club operates a bottle return at 326 Second Avenue in Wellington. Return your bottles and cans for a full refund and support local charities. The depot is open Wednesday and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Please sort and count your returns for fast service. Donations are accepted.

Date: Wednesdays and Saturdays
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location: 326 Second Avenue, Wellington

John M. Parrott Art Gallery

September Exhibition

The John M. Parrott Art Gallery is thrilled to host a retrospective of Marilyn Coulter’s work. “Bygone Years” will run in Gallery One from September 1st to the 22nd with an opening reception on Saturday, September 10th from 2-4 p.m. Please join us to take a tour of work from across the years and to congratulate Marilyn on her achievements.

 


Date: Saturday, September 10th (opening reception)
Time: 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: 254 Pinnacle Street, Belleville, Ontario

Loyalist Humane Society

Handyman Helpers

At Loyalist Humane Society, there are some projects (not involving cats) where volunteers are urgently needed. If you could help out with painting, gardening or small repair projects at 1297 County Road 4, please call Anne at 613 847 3243. Loyalist is a not-for-profit no-kill shelter, and your help would be very gratefully received!

Date: September 1st to September 30th
Time: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: 1297 County Road 4

 

 

Macaulay Heritage Park

Listen to the Night: Bats of Ontario

Macaulay Heritage Park in Picton is hosting a special travelling exhibit from the Royal Ontario Museum on the Bats of Ontario. Get up close and personal with these misunderstood little creatures! The exhibit will be open Saturdays and Sundays only, beginning September 4th.

Date: September 4th to November 4th
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Macaulay Heritage Park, 23 Church Street, Picton 

 


 

Baxter Arts Centre

Baxter Studio School

The Baxter Arts Centre is launching the Baxter Studio School with five top professional artists in glassblowing, etching and printing, freestyle oil painting, bead-weaving and stained and fused glass. Starting in September and running until April there will be hands-on workshops in artists` studios. For more information go to baxterstudioschool.org

Date: September through to April
Time: Mostly weekends
Location: At the artists studios

Canadian Cancer Society

Wheels of Hope Needs Drivers!

The Wheels of Hope Program is looking for volunteer drivers in Prince Edward County! The Wheels of Hope program is run by the Canadian Cancer Society and has volunteer drivers that take cancer patients to and from their cancer treatments. Gas mileage is paid by the Canadian Cancer Society.  Call 613 962 0686 for more information.

Date: Ongoing.
Time: Ongoing

Wellington District Lions Club

Extra Concert in the Park

Due to popular demand, an extra Tuesday evening has been added to our Concert Series in the Park. On September 6th, join us for our last park concert with Drew Ackerman and “Little Bluff”. The Lions will provide pop/water and hot dogs. Donations are welcome with net proceeds going to the Wellington Foodbank. Call Art Hewer 613-399-3846 for more information.

Date: Tuesday, September 6th
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Location: Wellington Park at the Gazebo, Main Street, Wellington

 

 

Prince Edward Learning Centre

Free Learning & Upgrading Opportunities For Adults

The kids are back at school and now it’s time for you! Prince Edward Learning Centre at 206 Main Street, Picton, has free programs to improve your reading, writing, math and computer skills. There is help for adults to prepare for college or university, to complete high school, or to get ahead at work. Call 613-476-1811 to find out how they can help with your bright future, or visit pelc.ca.

Time: 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Monday to Thursday; Tuesdays until 8:00 p.m.
Location: 206 Main Street, lower level of the Armoury building, Picton

Prince Edward County Library

Tech Workshop Fall Series

From computer basics to downloading e-books and more, the fall schedule of weekly tech help workshops has been released. Drop by any branch of the library to pick up the newsletter with the full schedule and to register. All at no charge.

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Location: Picton Branch Library, Main Street, Picton

The HUB Child & Family Centre

Calling All Dads!

The HUB Child and Family Centre is holding an information gathering session on Friday September 9th  to find out how it can support Dads. Drop by between 4 and 7 p.m. Pizza will be provided and Dad Mark Hill will facilitate.  Child care can be provided as well if needed. To register call 613-476-8142 or email kimh@thehubcentre.ca.

Date: Friday, September 9th, 2016
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 7:00pm
Location: 10 McFarland Court, Picton

 


 

Macaulay Heritage Park Museum

Bats, Bats, Bats

Get up close and personal with bats, the little creatures with Terry Sprague, Tuesday, September 13th and Wednesday, October 19th at the Macaulay Heritage Park Museum, 23 Church Street, Picton starting at 7:00 p.m. Terry  will talk about how to get bats on your property and why you need them

Date: Tuesday, September 13th and Wednesday, October 19th
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: 23 Church Street, Picton

Canadian Cancer Society

Grapes of Wrath

The Canadian Cancer Society invites you to take part in a 5K extreme run on Saturday September 10th. This run demands endurance to trek through hills, valleys and winding streams, courage to overcome uncompromising obstacles, and a complete lack of shame to sludge through dirt and mud. There WILL be MUD, there WILL be PAIN, and you will NEVER be the same. CAN YOU HANDLE IT?

Date: Saturday September 10th 
Time: 8:00 am
Location: Hillier Creek Estates Winery, 46 Stapleton Road

 


 

The Storehouse Wellington Foodbank

Cram the Cruiser

Prince Edward County Ontario Provincial Police Auxiliary will hold their “Cram the Cruiser” fundraiser on Saturday, September 10th in support of the Storehouse Wellington Foodbank Back-To-School program. Please bring a non-perishable food item to the Pierson’s Foodland parking lot in Wellington between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. to help out your local foodbank! Foodland will also be selling $5 grocery bags full of items that you can donate.

Date: Saturday, September 10th
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Location: Pierson’s Foodland Parking Lot, Main Street, Wellington

Blackjacks Rabbit Rescue Sanctuary

Looking For Volunteers

Blackjacks Rabbit Rescue in Cherry Valley is looking for volunteers aged 14 and over who can commit to at least two hours twice a week. Duties include, but are not limited to, cleaning pens, helping with fundraisers, grooming and socializing our bunnies. For further info call 647 822 9386 or contact jenn@blackjacksrabbitrescue.ca

Date: Immediately
Time: Immediately
Location: 45 Brummell Road, Cherry Valley

Picton United Church

Soup & Sandwich Luncheon

Soup & Sandwich is on!!! It’s the best lunch in town. Take your friends, co-workers, and family to the Picton United Church, 12 Chapel Street, Picton every third Wednesday of the month, starting at 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Enjoy home made soup sandwiches, desert & beverage all for only $8.00! All profits are directed to our community and missions abroad.

Date: Every Third Wednesday of the month
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location: Picton United Church, 12 Chapel Street, Picton

Awesome Foundation Prince Edward County & Prince Edward County Arts Council

Awesome Grant for Public Art

Do you have an idea for an art installation, performance, festival, mural, happening, or other interaction between art and the public? Awesome Prince Edward County and the Prince Edward County Arts Council want to hear about it. The projects can be temporary or permanent, but they must be free for the public to experience (or pay what you can and by donation).  Awesome and the Arts Council are teaming up to double the amount of their next micro-grant, for a total of $2,000. Deadline to submit proposals is October 1st. Visit awesomepec.com

Date: Saturday, October 1st
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Prince Edward County Library

History Speaks Tea with the Queen(‘s Admirer)

Join local monarchist, Jane Ann Thompson McCaw, for an interesting presentation about Queen Elizabeth II. Of course, tea and refreshments fit for a queen served!  Thursday, September 15th, 2:00 p.m. at the Wellington Branch Library, Main Street, Wellington.

Date: Thursday, September 15th
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Location: Wellington Branch Library, Main Street, Wellington

PEC Antique Shows

Price Edward County Fall Antique Show

The Annual Fall antique show is coming to the historic Crystal Palace at the Picton Fairgrounds on September 16th to 18th. 30 dealers from across Ontario and Quebec specializing in all types of furniture, glassware, pottery, textiles, toy,s and collectibles will be featured. Admission is $5 which covers the whole weekend. For more information contact Holly at 613-393-5886.

Date: September 16th, 17th, 18th
Time: Sept. 16 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Sept. 17 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sept. 18 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: 375 Main St E Picton,Crystal Palace PEC Fairgrounds

 


 

Community Living Prince Edward

Time for Nine with Wine and Dine Golf Tournament

Community Living Prince Edward is hosting their first annual Time for Nine Golf Tournament starting at 1:30 on Thursday, September 17th to help raise funds for innovative and affordable housing in PEC for the people they support. They have partnered with local vineyards, cider and food companies to offer a unique Wine and Dine golfing experience. Call Lisa Rashotte 613-476-6038.

Date: Thursday, September 17th
Time: 1:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Location: Wellington on the Lake Golf Course, 157 Prince Edward Drive, Wellington

Prince Edward County Classical Music Festival

Classical Music Festival

The Prince Edward County Classical Music Festival brings the finest of Canadian performers to local audiences and County visitors the weekend of September 17th & 18th and September 24th & 25th at St. Mary Magdalene Church, Main Street, Picton. This year’s festival will feature an evening of greatest opera hits, a baroque music concert and a weekend of amazing chamber music. For times and more information go to pecmusicfestival.com

Date: Saturday, September 17th & Sunday, September 18th and Saturday, September 24th & Sunday, September 25th
Time: Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:00 p.m.
Location: St. Mary Magdalene Church, Main Street, Picton

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 78 Picton

Legion Week

Please come out on Saturday September 17th and help kick off an amazing week for our veterans. This is an outdoor event with BBQ and draws on Main Street, Picton. Top Shelf will be performing and they will keep you on your feet. Come show respect to all our veterans, young and old, by letting them know we are thankful for what they have sacrificed.

Date: Saturday, September 17th
Time: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: Main Street, Picton

 

 

Milford Fair Board

Milford Fair

The Milford Fair will take place this year, rain or shine, on Saturday, September 17. Come for the pancake breakfast and stay for the parade at 11:00 a.m. and the opening ceremonies at noon. In the afternoon, check out the displays, listen to the music, take part in the games for kids and adults, enjoy the wonderful food.

Date: Saturday, September 17th
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Milford Fair Grounds, County Road 17, Milford

 


 

Picton Model Railroaders Club

Model Train Show

Get out to see operating train layouts, radio controlled boats, displays of model air crafts and farm machinery at the Picton Model Railroaders Club,Model Train Show on Saturday, September 17th and Sunday, September 18th from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the Prince Edward Curling Club, 375 Main Street East, Picton.

Date: Saturday, September 17th & Sunday, September 18th
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Prince Edward Curling Club, Picton Fairgrounds, Main Street East, Picton

Wellington Golden Voices Choir

9th Annual Arts & Craft Sale

Wellington On the Lake will hold their 9th Annual Arts and Craft sale in their clubhouse at 14 Empire Boulevard, on Saturday, September 17th.  Start your Christmas shopping early by visiting the 43 craft tables. Some items include knitted items, table linens, baby blankets, kids items, jewellery, bags, purses and baking. Stop by the tea room for a morning coffee, tea and muffin.

Date: Saturday, September 17th
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Location: Wellington on the Lake,14 Empire Blvd, Wellington

Mariners Park Museum

Annual Mariners Service

Mariners Park Museum, one of two mariners services left in Ontario, dates its origins back to the 1930s!  Join the South Bay United Church, 2029 County Road 13,  on Sunday, September 18th, starting at 9:30 a.m. to pay special tribute to those who work and play on County waters, and to those who have recently “crossed the bar”.

Date: Sunday, September 18th
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Location: South Bay United Church, 2029 County Road 13, South Bay

 

The Lung Association of Hastings and Prince Edward County

Pull for Kids, A Children’s Asthma Fundraiser

Are you strong enough to Pull a Bus? Register a team & show your muscles at the Pull For Kids, sponsored by the Lung Association of Hastings and Prince Edward County , Sunday, September 18th starting at 10:45 a.m. at Best Buy, 202 Bell Boulevard, in Belleville. BBQ lunch is free for participants, t-shirt, children’s area, silent auction, 50/50. Support children living with asthma in our community. For more information call 613-969-0323

Date: Sunday, September 18th
Time: 10:45 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Location: Best Buy, 202 Bell Blvd., Belleville

Friends of Sandbanks

Sandbanks Fall Getaway Fun Run

Join the Friends of Sandbanks for the 22nd annual fun run. This is a scenic run along the lakeshore and park trails of Sandbanks, with lots of prizes and refreshments. Sign up by Friday August 19th to guarantee a T-shirt at www.events.runningroom.com, or pick up an entry form at the park gate. This is also Prince Edward County’s Terry Fox Run.

Date: Sunday September 18th
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Sandbanks Provincial Park

 


 

Consecon United Church

187th Anniversary Fundraiser

The Consecon United Church is celebrating its 187th Anniversary,  Sunday, September 18th. They are marking the day with a fundraiser dinner from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. for the Storehouse Food Bank. Enjoy a turkey dinner with all the trimmings, assorted desserts and beverages. The church is located at 224 Mill Street, County Road 29, Consecon. Adults $12.00 and kids under 10 $7.00.  For more information call Heather at 613 394-6775

Date: Sunday, September 18th
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Location: 224 Mill St, County Rd 29, Consecon

Baxter Arts Centre

Writing@Baxter with Susan Olding

Join Susan Olding at the Baxter Arts Centre on Monday, September 19th for A `New Leaf: Cultivating a Creative Plan. This writing workshop will help you to recognize personal obstacles to creative planning and help you to commit to a specific and achievable creative goal.  To register email: info@baxterartscentre.org

Date: Monday, September 19th
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: 3 Stanley Street, Bloomfield

Prince Edward County Library

Ontario Bicycle Touring Atlas Talk

The author of the Ontario Bicycle Touring Atlas, Howard Pulver, will discuss the making of the atlas and share photos from his cycling adventures on Tuesday, September 20th at 2:00 p.m. at the Picton Branch Library, 208 Main Street, Picton

Date: Tuesday, September 20th
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Location: Picton Branch Library, 208 Main Street, Picton

The County Marathon

The County Marathon

The County Marathon is just two weeks away, are you in? Whether you are new to running, or well trained, this event is yours! Join another great Marathon weekend raising support and awareness for our local Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital, on Sunday, October 2nd. Online registration closes Thursday, September 22nd. After Thursday please call Kailey to register at 613-403-0554.

Date: Sunday, October 2nd
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Location: NEW Race kit pickup and full marathon start Essroc Centre, Wellington

Picton United Church, Mission and Service Committee

Soup and Sandwich Luncheon

The Picton United Church Mission and Service Committee presents a Soup & Sandwich luncheon at the church on Wednesday September 21st. Lunch will be available from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for $8.00. There will be a selection of soups, sandwiches, cookies & beverages. Takeout is also available; everyone is welcome. Call 613-476-6050 for more information.

Date: Wednesday, September 21st
Time: 11:00 a.m. -1:30 p.m.
Location: Picton United Church, 6 Chapel Street, Picton

 

 


 


 

 

Wellington Public Library

Mah Jongg Club

Have you always wanted to play Mah Jongg?  Now you can – three Tuesday’s a month from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the Wellington Public Library.  To register and for more information please email: davidandlouise2@gmail.com

Date: The first, second and fourth Tuesdays of each month
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Wellington Public Library, Main Street, Wellington

Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary

Volunteer Drive Open House

Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary is having an Open House. The Auxiliary has a need for additional volunteers, both inside and outside of the hospital. Come to the open house, on Thursday, September 22nd from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., 403 Main Street, Picton to find out about the various volunteer opportunities that are available. Meet a lot of fun people while working with an organization that provides invaluable support to our local hospital.

Date: Thursday, September 22nd
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Location: Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital, Boardroom, 403 Main Street, Picton

Regent Theatre

Membership Appreciation Event

The Regent Theatre is thanking their supporters with a Membership Appreciation Event on Thursday, September 22nd at 6:30 p.m. Free wine, popcorn, prizes, and a movie. Go to TheRegentTheatre.org for more details

Date: Thursday, September 22nd
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Regent Theatre, 224 Main Street, Picton

Quinte Dolphins Swim Club

Youth Dance – Mardi Gras Theme

Quinte Dolphin Swim Club youth dances are back in full swing. County kids in grades 4 to 8 are asked to dress up in Mardi Gras themed costumes for the Friday September 23rd dance, starting at 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Prince Edward Community Centre, 375 Main Street, Picton. Canteen available. Fun and supervised youth event with prizes. “Let the good times roll”

Date: Friday, September 23rd
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Prince Edward Community Centre, 375 Main Street, Picton

Seventh Town Historical Society

OPEN HOUSE

Planning to enjoy the Ameliasburg Fall Fair? Seventh Town Historical Society welcomes one and all to our Open House at Marilyn Adams Genealogical Research Centre on the same date: Saturday, September 24, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. The Centre is located across the street from the Ameliasburg Museum at 528 County Road 19.

Date: Saturday, September 24th
Time: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: Marilyn Adams Genealogical Research Centre, 528 County Road 19, Ameliasburgh

 


 

Holy Rosary Church

Rocking For Refugees

Rocking for Refugges is a free open air concert by local 50’s , 60,s 70’s group Ed’s Garage to be held on Sunday, September 25th from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m. at 169 North Park Street, Belleville.
Refreshment stand, free parking, raffles and draws. Free will donation appreciated.This event is a project of the Holy Rosary Refugee Sponsorship Team . Sponsored by Pinnacle Music Studios.

Date: Sunday, September 25th
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: 169 North Park St., Belleville

Kiwanis Club of Picton

Colour Cribbage Ride

Join the Kiwanis Club of Picton for their annual Colour Cribbage Bicycle Ride on Sunday, September 25th starting at 9:00 a.m. Riders can choose between a 25, 50 and 100 km course along a route in beautiful Prince Edward County. Riders depart from the Prince Edward County Community Centre, 375 Main Street, Picton.  For more information go to pictonkiwanis.org

Date: Sunday, September 25th
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Location: Prince Edward County Community Centre, 375 Main St., Picton

Prince Edward County Field Naturalists

Madagascar — the 8th Continent

Isolated for 70 million years, Madagascar has often been called the 8th Continent for the many unique species that have evolved there. Learn from Ontario Park Naturalist, David Bree, about lemurs, chameleons, strange birds and other natural treasures. Admission is free and everyone’s welcome! Brought to you by the Prince Edward County Field Naturalists on Tuesday, September 27th at 7:00 p.m. at the Bloomfield Town Hall, 289 Main Street, Bloomfield

Date: Tuesday, September 27th
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Bloomfield Town Hall, 289 Main Street, Bloomfield

Reaching for Rainbows

Volunteer Meeting

Reaching for Rainbows is looking for volunteers!  On Thursday, September 29th at 3:30 p.m. come out to 31 King Street in Picton and find out how you can contribute to the success of girls in our community by helping to create a nurturing environment where they are empowered and celebrated.  The Reaching for Rainbows team is looking forward to meeting you!

Date: Thursday, September 29th
Time: 3:30 p.m.
Location: 31 King Street, Picton

John M. Parrott Art Gallery

Opening Reception

Join the John M Parrott Art Gallery for the opening reception of “Perspectives” on Thursday, September 29th from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. for the 49th annual juried exhibition of the Belleville Art Association. Each year the membership submits outstanding works to be juried and each year the exhibition is exhilarating and surprising.

Date: Thursday, September 29th
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Location: 254 Pinnacle Street, Belleville

Prince Edward Air Cadets

Optional Training and Parent Information Night

This Thursday, September 29th the Prince Edward Air Cadets will be hosting an Optional Training and Parent Information night at Birdhouse City, Macauley Mountain Conservation Area, 224 County Road 8 starting at 7:00 p.m. The staff will be demonstrating the optional training activities offered by the squadron and provide information to parents and guardians. Air Cadets is a free program offered to youth 12-18 years of age.

Date: Thursday, September 29th
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: 224 County Road 8, Macauley Mountain Conservation Area (Birdhouse City), Picton

The County of Prince Edward

Grand Opening Of The New Joint Emergency Services Facility

Prince Edward County residents are invited to join Mayor Quaiff, Members of Council, the Prince Edward County Fire and Rescue, and the Hastings Quinte Paramedic Service at the grand opening of the new joint emergency facility at 8 McDonald Drive, Picton.  There will be a barbecue and tours of the new station Thursday, September 29th from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Date: Thursday, September 29th
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Location: 8 McDonald Drive, Picton

Federal Member of Parliament, Neil Ellis

Bay of Quinte Riding Office, Picton

Federal member of Parliament Neil Ellis has opened an office at the Edward Building, 280 Main Street, Picton. The office is open each Monday from 9:00 a.m. to  4:00 p.m.. Drop by with your questions and concerns or call ahead for an appointment,  613-476-7901 ext. 207.

Date: Every Monday
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Edward Building, 280 Main Street, Picton

Prince Edward Community Care for Seniors Association

Hot Meals on Wheels

Prince Edward Community Care for Seniors Hot Meals on Wheels service will deliver, to your door, hot nutritious noon-time meal Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Seniors living in Picton, Bloomfield, Wellington, Consecon, Carrying Place and environs can have regular contact with a volunteer to help them stay safe and well in their own home. Call 613-476-7493.

Date: Anytime
Time: Anytime
Location: Picton, Bloomfield, Wellington, Consecon, Carrying Place

Snuggles

Stitch-a-thons

Snuggles is a volunteer organization dedicated to providing knitted or crocheted yarn squares that will be sewn together in South Africa into small blankets for children in the neediest day care centres. Join Snuggles the last Monday of every month for their Stitch-a-thon, from 1:00 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. at the Picton Library, 208 Main Street, Picton.  Materials are provided. Yarn donations (not baby or wool yarn) gratefully accepted!

Date: Last Monday of every month
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Location: Picton Library, downstairs room, 208 Main St., Picton

Picton United Church

Harvest Ham Supper

Friday, September 30th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. join the Picton United Church for their Harvest Ham Supper at 12 Chapel Street, Picton. Home baked ham, scalloped potatoes, real baked beans, veggies & apple crisp dessert. Adults $15, 12 & under $8; Toddlers are free. Bring your neighbour, family or come on your own. Gluten & sugar free options available.

Date: Friday, September 30th
Time: 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location: Picton United Church, Centennial Hall, 12 Chapel Street, Picton

Rose House Museum

Oktoberfest – Traditional German Dinner

Rose House’s traditional German dinner will be held on Saturday, October 1st at 5:00 p.m. in the North Marysburgh Hall, Waupoos, this year to meet growing demand! $16 for adults, $8 for children 10 years and under. Please call for information, reservations recommended, call 613 476 8392.

Date: Saturday, October 1st
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Location: North Marysburgh Hall, 2699 County Road 8, Waupoos

Brighton Army Cadets Corps 100

1st Annual Brighton Army Cadets Golf Tournament

Brighton Army Cadets are fundraising for a trip to Vimy Ridge and will be hosting a golf tournament on Saturday, October 1st at Pine Ridge Golf Club, 4020 County Road 30, Warkworth with a 1:00 p.m. shotgun start.   $90. For information call Colleen 613-965-6149 or
email: brightonrcacc@hotmail.com
Date: Saturday, October 1st
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location: Pine Ridge Golf Club, 4020 County Rd 30, Warkworth

Sonrise Christian Academy

Free TV and Electronics Drop Off

Bring your unwanted electronics to the free drop off on Saturday, October 1st and Sunday, October 2nd between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. and help the environment. Acceptable items include : TVs , computers and accessories, printers, photocopiers, cameras, phones, stereo and video equipment.  The drop off site is the Picton Home Hardware parking lot, 13544 Loyalist Parkway. Sponsored by the Sonrise Christian Academy.

Date: Saturday, October 1st and Sunday, October 2nd
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Picton Home Hardware, parking lot, 13544 Loyalist Parkway, Picton

St. Philip’s Anglican Church, Milford

Fall Yard & Rummage Sale

Once again it’s time for the St. Philip’s Anglican Church’s Annual Yard & Rummage Sale. Check out the gently used clothing & jewellery, dishes, linens, tools & hardware all at easy on the pocket book prices. You never know what you might find. Come and take a look on Saturday, October 1st, 44 St. Philip Street, Milford from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. No early birds please.

Date: Saturday, October 1st
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (No early birds, please)
Location: 44 St. Philip Street, Milford

Baxter Studio School

Bead-Weaving with Vicki Sharp

Four separate bead weaving workshops are to be held in jeweller Vicki Sharp’s studio where you can create your own stunning bead-woven necklaces and bracelets. These small classes will be held on Saturdays in October starting at 9:30 a.m. and running unitl 4:00 p.m. at 346 Mowbray Road, Picton. For information go to baxterstudioschool.com or email info@baxterartscentre.org

Date: Saturdays – October 1st, 15th , 22nd and 29th
Time: 9.30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: 346 Mowbray Road, Picton

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church

Paint Our Community Mandalas

On Sunday, October 2nd from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. you have the opportunity to participate in a community art event featuring large mandalas created by Celtic Artist, David Rankine. These mandalas will represent the themes of: peace, joy, justice, healing, compassion and courage. All paints will be provided and these mandalas will then be shared in the wider community.  This is all taking place at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 31 King Street, Picton.

Date: Saturday, October 2nd
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: 31 King Street, Picton

Prince Edward Family Health Team & Community Care for Seniors

Living Well with Chronic Disease

Living well is living better.  Sign up for a free 6 week workshop, starting October 4th, that helps people to actively achieve their best health and wellness while managing one or more ongoing conditions like arthritis, heart disease, diabetes, stroke, kidney disease, depression, lung disease and others.  Call Kerry at 613-476-0400 ext 214 or email courses@pefht.com
Date: Tuesdays for 6 weeks starting October 4th
Time: 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Community Care for Seniors, 74A King Street, Picton

South Bay United Church

Roast Beef Dinner

Celebrate the Food Grains Harvest at a Roast Beef Dinner on Wednesday, October 5th, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at South Bay United Church, 2029 County Road 13. On the menu: roast beef & gravy, mashed potatoes, locally-grown vegetables, jellied apples, salad, beverages and home-made desserts. Adults $16.00, kids 12 and under $8.00. Tickets available at the door.

Date: Wednesday, October 5th
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Location: South Bay United Church, 2029 County Rd. 13, South Bay

Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC)

Farm Property Assessment Information Session

At an information session at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 6th at the Wellington Town Hall, Municipal Property Assessment Corporation representatives will answer your questions about how they assess farm properties. Join them to find out more about your assessment and to get an overview of market trends for farms in your area. To find out more, contact the regional office at 613 392 2506 extension 200.

Date: Thursday, October 6th
Time: 6:30 p.m
Location: Wellington Town Hall, 246 Main Street, Wellington

The Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors Association

Temporary Access to the Community Care Office

Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors is having a new ramp and vestibule installed at their 74A King Street offices starting on Tuesday, October 11th and until Friday, November 4th. This means that the accessibility of the building will be greatly improved! During construction please enter using the side door. There are 3 steps. Anyone with mobility restrictions is asked to call 613-476-7493 for service while construction is underway.

Date: Tuesday, October 11th to Friday, November 4th
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: 74A King Street, Picton

John M. Parrott Art Gallery

Yes, I Can Paint!

Paint with artist/instructor Rachel Comeau! Join the John M. Parrott Art Gallery for a playful, uninhibited 4-week introduction to acrylic and/or watercolour painting. Bring home a new painting each week! Classes run 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Tuesdays on October 11, 18, 25 & November 1. All this for only $50.00! Call 613-968-6731 ext. 2240 to secure your spot

Date: Tuesdays, starting October 11th
Time: 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: 254 Pinnacle Street, Belleville

Prince Edward County Quilters’ Guild

Trunk Show

The Prince Edward County Quilters’ Guild invites you to attend a Trunk Show presented by Hattie Vandyk on Wednesday, October 12th from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Pinecrest School, 27 Corey Street, Bloomfield. Hattie is an experienced, entertaining speaker, bringing lots of quilts to show and stories to share.

Date: Wednesday, October 12th
Time: 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location: Pinecrest School, 27 Corey St., Bloomfield

Hospice Prince Edward

Community Meeting 2016

Everyone is invited to attend Hospice Prince Edward’s Community Meeting on Wednesday, October 12th at 6:30 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 31 King Street, Picton. Volunteer and community partner awards will be presented, as will new bylaws and the 2016 Community Report. Mayor Robert Quaiff and Peter Rea will be guest speakers. More info call 613 645 4040 extension 205

Date: Wednesday, October 12th
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 31 King Street, Picton

John M. Parrott Art Gallery

Musical Gifts

The Musical Gifts Series continues at the John M. Parrott Art Gallery on Friday, October 14th from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. This month Rick Penner will be presenting “Canadian Troubadours Part 1” This free program is held on the second Friday of each month in Gallery One on the third floor of the Belleville Library, 254 Pinnacle Street. Call 613-968-6731 for more information.

Date: Friday, October 14th
Time: 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Location: 254 Pinnacle Street, Belleville

Wellington Heritage Museum

Pumpkinfest at the Museum

The Friends of the Wellington Heritage Museum present Pumpkinfest on Saturday, October 15. Their famous Pancake Breakfast, in the Wellington Town Hall,  kicks off the festivities in the morning at 9 a.m.  Craft vendors and horse drawn wagon rides will be available at the Museum until 3 p.m..

Date: Saturday, October 15th
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: Wellington Heritage Museum, 290 Main Street (Highway 33), Wellington

Wellington Museum

Pumpkinfest at Museum

Home of the original Pumpkinfest hats! The Wellington Museum will hold their Pumpkinfest on Saturday, October 15th from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at 290 Main Street, Wellington.  There will be craft vendors, crafts for children, pumpkin treats and pumpkin cider.

Date: Saturday, October 15th
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: 290 Main Street, Wellington

Loyalist Humane Society

Volunteers Needed

The Loyalist Humane Society urgently needs a dedicated team of volunteers who can commit to a consistent shift every week. In a typical 2 to 3 hour shift, you can give a roomful of cats clean water, tidy up their beds, and get to know them. You and some friends can make a big difference in getting them adopted. Call 613 847 3243 for details or visit the centre at 1297 County Road 4, Picton

 

Quinte Grannies for Africa

Fashion Show

Saturday, October 15th Quinte Grannies For Africa present a fashion show featuring Canadian and African fashions.  Jeanette Arsenault, will launch her song: Grandmothers Rising. The show starts at 2:00 p.m. at the Christ Church Anglican, 39 Everett Street, Belleville. Door prizes, refreshments, market place. Tickets: $ 15.00 each available at Quinte Arts Council and DeJa Vu Boutique.

Date: Saturday, October 15th
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Location: Christ Church Anglican, 39 Everett St, Belleville

Wellington United Church

Chicken & Biscuits Lunch

Enjoy a lunch of Chicken & Biscuits during Pumpkinfest, starting at 11:00 a.m. The folks at the Wellington United Church, 243 Main Street,  will fill you up! Adults $12; Children 5 – 10 yrs $4; 4 yrs & under eat free! Price includes homemade apple or pumpkin pie & tea/coffee.

Date: Saturday, October 15th
Time: 11:00 a.m. till sold out
Location: Wellington United Church, 243 Main St., Wellington

Prince Edward Learning Centre

English Boost! Free Writing Classes For College, Work, or Life!

Learn how to plan, draft, edit and format written work and practice with different types of writing activities, build a collection of writing tools, and a portfolio of your work on Tuesday evenings starting October 18th at the Prince Edward Learning Centre, 206 Main Street, Picton. They can help with childcare and transportation.  For more information email: info@pelc.ca

Date: Tuesdays – October 18th, October 25th, November 1st and November 8th
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location: 206 Main Street, lower level of the Armoury building, Picton

Baxter Arts Centre

Writing at Baxter with Susan Olding

Are you ready to move beyond the basics and to experiment in point of view writing for nonfiction? Writing at Baxter Susan Olding’s workshop is presented at the Baxter Arts Centre, 3 Stanley Street, Bloomfield on Wednesday, October 19th and Wednesday, November 2nd from 9:30 a.m. until noon. Register by email at info@baxterrartscentre.org

Date: Wednesday, October 19th and Wednesday, November 2nd
Time: 9.30 a.m. – noon
Location: 3 Stanley Street, Bloomfield

Quinte Dolphins Swim Club

Youth Dance – Halloween Costume Party

Quinte Dolphin Swim Club is presenting a  Youth Dance and Halloween Costume Party! Grades 4 to 8! can enjoy the party on Friday, October 21st at the Picton Community Centre, 375 Main Street, from 6:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Don’t forget to bring your ghouls and ghosts to the party. Canteen and refreshments are available.

Date: Friday, October 21st
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location: Picton Community Centre, 375 Main Street, Picton

Picton Kinettes

11th Annual Loonie Auction

The Picton Kinettes 11th Annual Loonie Auction will be held at the Prince Edward Community Centre, 375 Main Street, Picton on Saturday, October 22nd. Tickets are $10.00 at door and include light refreshments and first 5 tickets to bid on great items. Take a friend or two for a good time and a chance for some great auction items.

Date: Saturday, October 22nd
Time: 6:30 p.m. doors open; 7:00 p.m. auction starts
Location: Prince Edward Community Centre, 375 Main Street, Picton

Bridge Street United Church

Elmer Iseler Singers Concert

Music at Bridge Street United Church, 60 Bridge Street East, Belleville presents the Elmer Iseler Singers, Saturday, October 22nd, 7:30 p.m. A National Choral Award recipient, this 20- voice, fully-professional, choral ensemble is conducted by artistic director, Lydia Adams. For tickets see bridgestreetchurch.com

Date: Saturday, October 22nd
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Bridge Street United Church, 60 Bridge St.E., Belleville

The War Amps

2016 Address Label Campaign

Your support of The War Amps key tag and address label service makes all of their programs for amputees possible. The War Amps key tag service has returned more than 1.5 million lost keys to their owners and together with the address label service provides year-round employment for Canadian amputees and other people with disabilities. This year’s campaign starts October 24th. Visit waramps.ca to learn more.

Date: Monday, October 24th to Sunday, November 20th

Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory

Arctic Wildlife of Iceland and Canada

The Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory invites you to their annual fundraiser buffet dinner at the Waring House, 395 Sandy Hook Road, Picton on Saturday, October 29th starting at 6:00 p.m. The evening features a presentation titled, “Arctic Wildlife of Iceland and Canada” by distinguished ornithologist and photographer Jean Iron. Visit PEPtBO.ca for more information and to reserve your spot.

Date: Saturday, October 29th
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Location: The Waring House, 395 Sandy Hook Road, Picton

Seventh Town Historical Society

Volunteer Opportunity

Volunteers make the genealogy world go ’round, whether it’s indexing records to make them search-able, helping visitors, digitization, or technology support. You can help by volunteering at Seventh Town Historical Society! They are located in Ameliasburgh. Call 613 967 6291, or find them at seventhtownresearch.com.

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Location: 528 County Road 19, Ameliasburgh

Wellington District Lions Club

Bingo in the County

Join the Wellington District Lions Club for Bingo in the County, every Thursday evening at the Highline Hall, Belleville Street, Wellington. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. bingo starts at 6:45 p.m. This is an evening of fun, friendship and entertainment. Call Betty at 613 399 3105 for further information.

Date: Every Thursday
Time: Doors open- 6:00 p.m.; Bingo starts – 6:45 p.m.
Location: Highline Hall, Essroc Centre, Belleville Road, Wellington

Alzheimer Society of Hastings Prince Edward

A Changing Melody

The Alzheimer Society of Hastings Prince Edward is hosting “A Changing Melody” on November 14th at the Masonic Lodge Centre, 13251 Loyalist Parkway, Picton starting at 9:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. This is a day for caregivers and their partners who are experiencing early dementia and consists of guest speakers, community services on display, music, dance and a panel of couples . Call 613-466-2085 for more information.
Date: Monday, November 14th
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: Masonic Lodge, 13251 Loyalist Parkway, Picton

Drop-in Volleyball

Drop in volleyball Thursday nights, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., at Prince Edward Collegiate Institute, in Gym 1, at 41 Barker Street, Picton. Three hours of play for $5. Ages 15 and up welcome. This is a co-ed event. All play levels welcome.

Date: Thursday nights
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Location: PECI, 41 Barker Street, Picton

Food to Share

Cooking Workshops

Food to Share is a grassroots initiative that addresses food insecurity in the County. The group led by Glen Wallis takes food donated by various farmers and private residents and turns it into healthy, fresh food to be distributed through our local County food banks. Interested volunteers please go to foodtohare.ca for more information.

Date: Various dates throughout the year
Time: To be confirmed
Location: Various community kitchens throughout the County

Picton United Church Food Bank

Business as usual

The Picton United Food Bank continues to be open to disperse food items every Friday morning from 9.00AM-12.00 noon. The Food Bank is grateful for donations of non-perishable items. For information on current items in demand or further information, please contact Seona Halsey at 613-476-8516.

Date: every Friday – throughout the year
Time: 9 a.m. to noon
Location: United Church, 12 Chapel Street, Picton

Sophiasburgh Recreation Committee

Cards, Crafts & Conversations

The Sophiasburgh Recreation Committee is pleased to host Cards, Crafts and Conversations each Tuesday afternoon, starting September 22 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Join us at the Demorestville Town Hall for great conversations, good card games and fun working on crafts and projects. Follow the Sophiasburgh Recreation Committee on Facebook for details.

Date: Every Tuesday, starting September 22
Time: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Demorestville Town Hall

Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors Association

Transportation for Seniors

Seniors can get a ride to the doctor or to get groceries by calling Prince Edward Community Care for Seniors . Carefully screened, caring and capable volunteer drivers help seniors get to appointments locally & to Kingston, Ottawa, Toronto, etc. The volunteer stays with the senior the whole trip. For information call 613-476-7493 or go to communitycareforseniors.org

Date: Any day
Time: Any time
Location: Prince Edward Community Care for Seniors Association, The Armoury, Suite 3A 206 Main St, Picton

Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors Association

Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels can be delivered to the door of seniors throughout Prince Edward County on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. These services help seniors live at home. Call Prince Edward Community Care at 613-476-7493 for more information or go to communitycareforseniors.org

Date: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays
Time: Lunch hour
Location: Throughout Prince Edward County