Loyalist Humane Society

Volunteer Month

Looking for a way to make a difference in 2018?  The Loyalist Humane Society is desperate for volunteers who will help to look after cats in need. All that is required is a heart full of love and two hours a week to make a huge difference in the life of an innocent animal. Come with a friend and make it a weekly occasion! Give Anne a call at 613 847 3243 today!

Date: Month of January
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: 1297 County Road 4, Picton

Loyalist Humane Society

Drive for Cleaning Supplies

January is clean-up month at Loyalist Humane Society! The cats are in their rooms over the winter and it gets messy! Please help by donating cleaning supplies and especially paper towels — the volunteers will do the rest. There are 300 cats in care, so you can imagine. Please call Anne at 613 847 3243 to arrange for drop-off times and thank you for caring!

Date: Month of January
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: 1297 County Road 4, Picton

Hastings-Prince Edward Alzheimer Society

An Evening To Remember

Time is running out. Remember to get your raffle tickets for “An Evening to Remember”  supporting the Hastings-Prince Edward Alzheimer Society.  First prize is for 4, age of majority adults, in 2 rooms at Huff Estates, breakfast buffet, tour of winery plus a 3 winery tour by Sandbanks Vacations & Tours and dinner for 4 at East & Main for May 5th. Second prize is dinner for 2 at Portabella. Third prize is a gift basket from Prince Edward Lavender Farm. Call 613 476 2085 or go to the office at 90 King Street in Picton.

Date: On sale until February 12th
Time: Office hours: Monday – Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: 90 King Street, Picton 

Belleville Public Library

Come Join The Knitterati!

The Belleville Public Library’s drop-in knitting circle, Knitterati, is back. Every other Tuesday from evening from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., starting January 9th and until June 26th. No registration required. Call 613-968-6731 ext. 2037 for more information.

Date: Alternate Tuesdays beginning  January 9th
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 pm
Location: Belleville Public Library, Second Floor, 254 Pinnacle St., Belleville

Picton United Church

Soup and Sandwich Luncheon

Wednesday, January 17th enjoy a Soup and Sandwich Luncheon, from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at the Picton United Church, Chapel Street in Picton. $9 per person. There will be a selection of soups, sandwiches, cookies and beverages. Takeoutis available. Call 613-476-6050. All welcome. Proceeds to outreach programs.

Date: Wednesday,  January 17th
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location: Picton United Church,Chapel Street, Picton

United Way Hastings & Prince Edward

Achievement Breakfast

After pulling together to raise money for over 75 local programs, United Way Hastings Prince Edward has a lot of people to thank! The Achievement Breakfast on Wednesday, January 17th, is just one way to honour the community members that have worked tirelessly. It is also the official announcement of the final amount raised in the 2017 campaign. The breakfast will be held at Urban Hall, 70 Harder Drive, Belleville from 7:30 a.m. until 9:00 a.m. Tickets are $10 on Eventbrite.

Date: Wednesday, January 17th
Time: 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Location: Urban Hall, 70 Harder Drive, Belleville

Food Not Bombs

Free Community Meal

Enjoy a free community meal with Food Not Bombs. All are welcome on the first and third Wednesday of every month at the Picton Town Hall, 2 Ross Street, from 5:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.  Often, there’s food to take home, too.

Date: Wednesday, January 17th and Wednesday, February 7th
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Location: Picton Town Hall, 2 Ross Street, Picton

Hastings-Prince Edward Alzheimer Society

Alzheimer Awareness Month

Nationally the Alzheimer Society has launched the “I Live With Dementia” awareness campaign.  Locally councils have proclaimed January as Alzheimer Awareness Month. You will notice that the tree in the Cenotaph in Picton now has blue lights. Blue is the awareness colour for Alzheimer’s disease & dementia.  The goal of the campaign this year is to have Canadians think about how they think of people with dementia so when you see the blue lights pause for a moment.  For more information visit ilivewithdementia.ca

Centennial Secondary Drama League

Retail Therapy – 3 Original One-Act Plays

Centennial Secondary School’s Drama League is proud to present “Retail Therapy,” an evening of three original one-act plays, written by local writers and performed by Centennial students on Thursday, January 18th, Friday, January 19th and Saturday, January 20th. Tickets available at the door. Admission $10.00 Thursday and Saturday. Friday night includes a dessert buffet for $25.

Date: Thursday, January 18th to Saturday, January 20th, 2018
Time: Thursday and Friday at 7:00 p.m.; Saturday, January 20th at 2:00 p.m.
Location: 160 Palmer Road, Belleville

Parrott Gallery

Drawing Room

The Drawing Room offers non-instructional studio sessions to encourage the traditional practice of drawing and painting the human figure from a draped model. This program is held on the third Thursday of each month from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the third floor meeting room at the John M. Parrott Art Gallery, 254 Pinnacle Street,  Belleville.

Date: Thursday, January 18th
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: 254 Pinnacle Street, Belleville

Alzheimer Society Hastings and Prince Edward

Evening to Remember Ticket Sales

Here’s a one time opportunity to purchase Evening To Remember tickets at the County Farm Centre on Cold Storage Road in Picton on Thursday, January 18th from 12 noon until 2:00 p.m. Purchase your tickets for a chance to win a deluxe stay for four at Huff Estates, a wine tour with Sandbanks Vacation & Tours and gourmet dinner at East & Main in Wellington! 2nd Prize  is dinner for two at Portabella and third prize is a gift basket from Prince Edward County Lavender! Tickets are 2 for $40 or 5 for $80! Draw takes place on February 14th.

Date: Thursday, January 18th
Time: 12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m.
Location: County Farm Centre, Cold Storage Road, Picton

Dentistry From The Heart

The Picton Dental Centre is holding their annual Dentistry From The Heart on Friday, January 19th at 7 McFarland Drive in Picton. Community members in need of either a filling, a cleaning or extraction are welcome to take part in this free event. Registration starts at 7:00 a.m. but please arrive early as there are only 100 spots available.

Date: Friday, January 19th
Time: 7:00 a.m.
Location: Picton Dental Centre,7 McFarland Drive, Picton

Wellington Elks #566

Steak Barbecue

On Friday, January 19th partake in a Steak Barbecue with the Wellington Elks at 11 Dutch Road
in Allisonville.  Dinner will be served from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. $16.00 per person.  All are welcome.

Date: Friday, January 19th
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Location: 11 Dutch Road, Allisonville

Heart and Stroke Foundation

Heart Rally

You’re invited to St. Gregory Catholic School on Saturday, January 20th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon for their annual Heart Rally.  February is Heart Month and their volunteers will be canvassing door to door to fund raise for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. If you’re a volunteer and would like to get involved, drop in to pick up your canvassing kit and meet the team!

Date: Saturday, January 20th
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
Location: St. Gregory Catholic School, 7 Owen St., Picton

Prince Edward Yacht Club

Two Lives Sailed Together

Prince Edward Yacht Club invites you to attend the 3rd of a series of boat-related talks on Wednesday, January 24th starting at 6:30 p.m.  Christine and David Searle will share their experiences of having raced and cruised for almost 30 years, focusing on lessons learned about teamwork, training and risk management. The bar will be open and snacks available. For details, please visit peyc.ca

Date: Wednesday, January 24th
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Location: Prince Edward Yacht Club, 30 Fairfield Street, Picton

Opera 101

Puccini’s “Tosca” is the grandest of grand operas, with music to match a story of passion and betrayal. Its theme of a man in authority exploiting a beautiful celebrity is like today’s headlines. Celine Papizewska, the County’s own diva, will lay it out for you at 4:00 p.m., Thursday,  January 25th, at the Bloomfield United Church. Admission is free, all are welcome!

Date: Thursday, January 25th
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Location: Bloomfield United Church, 272 Main Street, Bloomfield

The HUB Child & Family Centre


Winter fun activities are planned for The HUB’s Winterfest on Saturday, January 27th starting at 10:00 a.m., until noon, at 10 McFarland Court, in Picton. There will be snowflake tinkering station & snowman rock stories inside and snow painting, sledding & ice bowling outside! Dress warm for the weather! Special children’s snack provided. There is no cost to attend. Everyone is welcome! Call 613-476-8142 or email kimh@thehubcentre.ca for info.

Date: Saturday, January 27th
Time: 10:00 a.m. – noon
Location: 10 McFarland Court, Picton

Friends of Dries Lombard

All-Day Fundraising Event for Dries Lombard

The Friends of Dries Lombard are hosting an all day fundraising event for this Prince Edward County man who is very sick in the Kingston General Hospital & does not have medical coverage.  There will be a vendor’s market, a bake sale, and a tea room during the day & a dance, live & silent auctions during the evening & food, lots of food. This all takes place at the Elks Hall, 21 Elks Street in Picton on Saturday, January 27th from 10:00 a.m. and until 1:00 a.m.

Date: Saturday, January 27th
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.
Location: Elks Hall, 21 Elks Street, Picton

Save the Picton Town Hall Supporters

Visioning Meeting

If the Picton Town Hall could be the best town hall you could imagine, what would that look like? That’s the question the community is invited to ask and imagine at a visioning session organized by the Save the Picton Town Hall working group on Sunday, January 28th from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m., 2 Ross Street, Picton. This is a first step in their goal to keep the hall as a community asset and not have it sold off.

Date: Sunday, January 28th
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Picton Town Hall, 2 Ross Street, Picton

Prince Edward County Community Gardens

Herbs, Health & the Elements

Join Herbalist Tamara Segal for a free presentation on local wild edible & medicinal plants. She’ll focus on the four elements and how their characteristics show up in plants & in the body. The event is free with donations to the Prince Edward County Community Gardens. This event takes place on Sunday, January 28th, from 2:00 p.m.until 3:30 p.m., at the Bloomfield Town Hall, 289 Main Street. More information can be found at hawthorn-herbals.com

Date: Sunday, January 28th
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Location: Bloomfield Town Hall, 289 Main Street, Bloomfield

Prince Edward County Field Naturalists

Members Night

It’s the Prince Edward County Field Naturalists’ annual Members Night on Tuesday, January 30th at the Bloomfield Town Hall! Enjoy a smorgasbord of short presentations by local citizen scientists on all kinds of nature-related topics, from the night sky to the earth beneath our feet. Admission is free and everyone’s welcome starting at 7:00 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, January 30th
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Bloomfield Town Hall, 289 Main Street, Bloomfield

The County of Prince Edward, Small Business Centre, Prince Edward County Chamber of Commerce and Prince Edward/Lennox & Addington Community Development Corporation

Succession Planning & Valuing a Business

The Succession Planning and Valuing a Business workshop is for those  hoping to pass their business on to someone in the family, planning to sell the business in the long term, wanting to sell the business within the next year and those wondering how to assess and value a business on the market today.  On Tuesday, January 30th starting at 9:00 a.m. presenters will include a chartered accountant, a small business banker, a lawyer, and an investment broker. This workshop is brought to you by The County of Prince Edward, the Small Business Centre, the Prince Edward Chamber of Commerce and Prince Edward/Lennox & Addington Community Development Corporation.

Date: Tuesday, January 30th
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon
Location: Picton Town Hall, Second Floor, 2 Ross Street, Picton

The Storehouse Wellington Foodbank

Wellington Dukes Food Drive

Are you going to the Dukes game on Friday, February 2nd?  Be sure to bring a non-perishable food item to help out the local foodbank!

Date: Friday, February 2nd
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Essroc Arena, Belleville Street, Wellington

Youth Unlimited

Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser

Go for the music and fun and have a great Spaghetti Dinner too on Friday, February, 2nd at 6:15 p.m. Location is Prince Edward County Free Methodist Church, 384 Main Street, across from the skate park in Picton. Cost is by donation only and all proceeds go to Youth Unlimited. Seating is limited so call Janice at 613-476-5299 to reserve your spot.

Date: Friday, February 2nd
Time: 6:15 p.m. Social Time; 6:30 p.m. Spaghetti Dinner
Location: Prince Edward County Free Methodist Church, 384 Main Street, Picton

The County of Prince Edward, Small Business Centre, Prince Edward County Chamber of Commerce, Prince Edward/Lennox & Addington Community Futures

Business Fundamentals for Success

Kevin Savoy, small business owner and business coach brings you essential learnings that can lead to success for owners of any small or medium sized business on Tuesday, February 6th, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Picton Town Hall, 2 Ross Street, Picton. This information packed workshop is brought to you by The County of Prince Edward. the Small Business Centre, Prince Edward Chamber of Commerce and the Prince Edward/Lennox & Addington Community Futures.

Date: Tuesday, February 6th
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Location: Picton Town Hall, Upper Floor, 2 Ross Street, Picton

Hospice Prince Edward

Gala Fundraiser

Hospice Prince Edward invites you to attend their Gala Fundraiser on Saturday, February 10th. The Gala will be held at Highline Hall in Wellington. Join them for cocktails and a silent auction at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 7:00 p.m., prepared by Chef Michael Hoy, and a live auction after dessert. Music to follow by Eddie and the Stingrays. Proceeds support Hospice Prince Edward

Date: Saturday, February 10th
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: Highline Hall, 111 Belleville Street, Wellington

Wellington District Lions Club

Effective Speaking Contest

The Wellington District Lions Club invites students from grades 4 to 12 to their second annual Effective Speaking Contest on Saturday, February 10th at the Wellington Town Hall, 264 Main Street. Registration must be received by Wednesday, February 7th. More information and a registration form are available at wellingtondistrictlions@gmail.com.

Date: Saturday, February 10th
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Wellington Town Hall, 246 Main Street, Wellington

Picton Kiwanis Club

Ice Fishing Derby

The ninth annual Ice Fishing Derby takes place on Saturday, February 10th from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at Merland Park Cottages, 12488 Loyalist Parkway in Picton. The Derby is in support of the Picton Kiwanis Club’s Terrific Kids Program. Tickets are $300 for two nights accommodation, two meals & on-ice games with lots of great prizes. On-ice games are open to the public on Saturday with a $20 donation. Call 613-476-6894 to register.

Date: Saturday, February 10th
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Merland Park, 12488 Loyalist Parkway, Picton

Kiwanis Club of Belleville

Trivia Night

Eat, drink, think at the fourth Kiwanis Trivia Night! $20 each in advance, $25 at the door. Up to 8 members per team. Cash prizes for top three teams. Pizza at half-time break. Cash bar. All proceeds to community projects of the Kiwanis Club of Belleville. Tickets: Kiwanis members, online at kiwanisbelleville.ca , phone 613-771-1758.

Date: Friday, February 23rd
Time: Doors open 6:30 p.m.
Location: Banquet Centre, 1 Alhambra Square, Belleville

St. Andrew’s Anglican Church

Roast Beef Supper

St. Andrew’s Anglican Church is holding a Roast Beef Supper on Sunday, January 28th at the Ameliasburgh Town Hall, County Road 19. They will be serving dinner from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Adults $15, children 6 to 11 years of age $5. For more information call 613-968-3320.

Date: Sunday, January 28th
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Location: Ameliasburgh Town Hall, County Road 19, Ameliasburgh

Prince Edward County Alzheimer Society

An Evening To Remember Raffle Tickets

The Prince Edward County Alzheimer Society is holding an Evening To Remember raffle. Prizes include 2 deluxe room stay for 4 people at Huff Estates with buffet breakfast, 3 Sandbank Vacations winery tours with dinner for 4 at East & Main Bistro; Dinner for 2 at Portabella and a gift basket from Prince Edward County Lavender Farm.  Ticket costs:  1/$25, 2/$40, 5/$80.  The draw takes place February 14th.

Date: Draw Date to be February 14th, 2018
Location: Alzheimer Society, 90 King Street, Picton; Books and Company, Picton; Wellington Bakery.

Arts on Main Gallery

Winter Show , Opening Reception

Arts on Main Gallery, 223 Main Street, Picton, is delighted to present its latest exhibition of original art created by 25 county artists. Please join their opening reception on Saturday, November 18th between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. and celebrate this unique collection. The Winter Show will run until January 28th. Open daily 11:00 a.m. until  4:00 p.m.

Date: Reception: Saturday, November 18th; Winter Show runs until January 28th
Time:  Reception: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.; Winter Show daily 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
Location: Arts on Main Gallery, 223 Main Street, Picton

Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory

Seasonal Gifts and Merchandise

This Christmas, the Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory asks you to support their work with our feathered friends by purchasing their seasonal gifts and merchandise at selected County locations or online. Go to PEPtBO.ca and visit their online store to obtain a list of participating merchants.



Prince Edward County Studio Tour

2018 – Call for Entry

Are you interested in joining the highly successful Prince Edward County Studio Tour? Applications are now being accepted for the Tour’s 25th Anniversary Year in 2018. Online registration is now available at pecstudiotour.com Deadline for entry is Friday, January 5th.



The Regent Theatre

Annual Membership Fundraising Drive

Celebrate our heritage. Invest in our future. Help the Regent Theatre meet their fundraising  goal of $100,000. “Regent Supporter” members will receive a charitable tax receipt for the full amount of the donation & exclusive member benefits. Why not celebrate with the $100 for 100 years membership. Memberships can be purchased at the box office at 224 Main Street, Picton or online at theregenttheatre.org

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

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

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