Prince Edward County Musical Instrument Lending Library

Song Circle

Join Prince Edward County Musical Instrument Lending Library every Friday, when Mario Panacci, will lead an open Song Circle at 4:00 p.m. at the Picton Branch Library, 208 Main Street.  All are welcome. No pressure!

Date: Every Friday
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Location: Picton Branch Library, 208 Main Street, Picton

HJ McFarland Memorial Home

Volunteers Needed

If you are looking for meaningful ways to contribute your skills and/or time toward helping seniors in your community, the H.J. McFarland Memorial Home, in Picton, is looking for volunteers to come to the home and spend time with the residents, socializing, participating in activities and things that are of shared interest.

Location: HJ McFarland Memorial Home, 603 County Road 49, Picton

Belleville Public Library

Computer Coach

Have you taken one of the Belleville PUblic Library’s computer classes but feel like you could use more practice? Or maybe you need a little help coming up with ways to keep those computer skills fresh? Join the Library for their confidence-building drop-in group sessions. For more info call 613-968-6731 x2037

Date: September 19th – December 12th
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Location: Belleville Public Library, 254 Pinnacle St., Belleville

Girl Guides of Canada, Prince Edward County Group

Leadership Volunteers

Guiding is back in the Prince Edward County Community but adult volunteer leadership is desperately needed to keep it going. Please consider joining Guiding and making a difference for the young girls in the County. For more information about volunteering with Sparks or Guides please contact Cookie Owl 613-476-8708 or go to girlguides.ca and see the volunteer tab.  The Prince Edward County Girl Guide group has a Facebook page called: 1st Picton Spark/Brownie/Guide Guiding Unit.

 

Quinte Educational Museum and Archives

Volunteers Needed

The Quinte Educational Museum and Archives, located in Prince Edward County, is looking for volunteers.  They would love new members, executive members, volunteers in their schoolhouse, and their archives. If you love education and history, visit the QEMA website at qema1978.org or email jsommer@qema1978.org for more information.

Prince Edward County Newcomers

Newcomers Group

The Prince Edward County Newcomers group meets every Thursday at 10:00 a.m. at the Picton Library, Main Street. It is a great way to learn more about the County and socialize with others in a similar situation.

Date: Every Thursday
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: Picton Library, Main Street,  Picton

Athol Recreation Committee

Yoga with Carrie

Carrie is back with her wonderful yoga classes at the Athol Town Hall, 1685 County Road 10 in Cherry Valley. The hour long classes include: Slow Flow Yoga,Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m.; Gentle Yoga on Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. and Yin/Yang Yoga on Fridays at 9:30 a.m. Drop in’s are welcome. Mats and props supplied. $5 per class (subsidized by the Athol Recreation Committee). For more info go to atholreccentre.com

Date: Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays
Location: Athol Town Hall, 1685 County Road 10 Cherry Valley

Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary

Call for Trees

The Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary’s Festival of Trees takes place the last weekend in November, Friday, November 23rd until Sunday, November 25th at Isaiah Tubbs, 1642 County Road 12 in West Lake. Proceeds will go towards a pediatric monitor for the Picton hospital. You can help by donating a beautiful Christmas tree or something else such as a carving, a painting, books, and toys for the silent auction. Trees will be setup on Thursday, November 22nd between 4:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Go to pecfestivaloftrees.ca for more information.

Date:  Festival dates – Friday, Saturday November 23rd, Saturday, November 24th and Sunday, November 25th
Location: Isaiah Tubbs, 1642 County Road 12, West Lake

Prince Edward Family Health Team

Living Well with Chronic Pain Conditions

The Prince Edward Family Health Team is offering, free, Living Well with Chronic Pain workshops where they will share information & help build your skills to better manage your chronic pain, keep active and live healthier. Pre-registration is required as space is limited. The workshops take place Monday evenings, starting on October 29th, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Call 613-476-0400 ext. 214 to register or for more information.

Date: Monday evenings starting October 29th, for 6 weeks
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Location: 1-35 Bridge Street, Picton

The War Amps

2018 Address Label Campaign

Thanks to donations to The War Amps Key Tag and Address Label Service, all of the War Amps programs for amputees are possible.   This year’s Address Label campaign starts Monday, October 29th through to Sunday, November 25th.   Visit waramps.ca to see how your support is making a life-changing difference for amputees.

 

The County Foundation

2019 Municipal Community Grants

The 2019 Municipal Community Grants applications are now open. Visit thecountyfoundation.ca under the Grants tab or email info@thecountyfoundation.ca to get an application form. There are under $1,000 in-kind grants and up to $5,000 cash & in-kind grants. Applications close at noon on Friday, November 16th. As well, there will be an information meeting on Monday, October 29th at 3:30 p.m. at the Edward Building, Suite 103, 280 Main Street in Picton

Date: information meeting – Monday, October 29th; deadline for submissions – Friday, November 16th
Time: 3:30 p.m.
Location: 280 Main Street, Suite 103, Picton

Belleville Public Library

Introduction to Memoir Writing

If you’ve ever wanted to write your memoir but didn’t know where to begin, the Belleville Public Library will be sponsoring a five part Intro to Memoir Writing on all five Thursdays in November. This workshop, led by Linda Bond, is designed to boost your confidence and refine the skills needed to produce your best writing. Call 613-968-6731 x2037.

Date: Thursday, November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Location: 254 Pinnacle St., Belleville

Prince Edward Community Theatre

Doin’ It Solo Monologue Night

Have you ever done a monologue where you nailed it on stage or would like to? This is a call-out to actors, or wannabe actors, to submit their monologue of choice by end of day, Monday, November 5th. Then fifteen monologuists will be chosen to perform at The Acoustic Grill, 172 Main Street in Picton on Tuesday, November 20th. To be part of this fun on stage send monologues to MonologueNightPECT@gmail.com.

Date: Tuesday, November 20th
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Acoustic Grill, 172 Main Street, Picton

Prince Edward Family Health Team

Clinicians Corner – Navigating Your Health Care

Drop in for the Prince Edward Family Health Team’s Clinicians Corner on Wednesday, November 14th at the Prince Edward Community Centre, 375 Main Street in Picton from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. This month’s topic is Navigating Your Health Care through our Coordinated Care Program. This will be particularly valuable information for those 65 years or older with multiple health concerns, for those feeling lost in the healthcare system and for those having trouble getting to medical appointments.

Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Location: Prince Edward Community Centre, 375 Main Street, Picton

Council of Canadians Quinte and Prince Edward County Library

The Corporatization of Water In Canada

National water justice campaigner, Emma Lui, will speak about the privatization of water, Nestle’s bottled water takings, the government’s lack of protection for our lakes and rivers showing how front line communities are our greatest hope on Wednesday, November 14th at 7:00 p.m. at the Picton Town Hall, 2 Ross Street. This is a free event brought to you by the Council of Canadians Quinte and the Prince Edward County Library.

Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Picton Town Hall, 2 Ross Street, Picton

Consecon United Church

Community Christmas Dinner

Thursday, November 15th join the Consecon United Church, 224 Mill Street starting at 5:00 p.m. for their Community Christmas Dinner that included turkey with trimmings, dessert, coffee, fellowship and conversation. Free will donation, with proceeds going to the Storehouse Foodbank and the Church.

Date: Thursday,November 15th
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Location: Consecon United Church, 224 Mill Street, Consecon

Belleville Public Library

Healthy Eating

Belleville Public Library is pleased to welcome registered dietitian, Jennifer Allan,on Saturday, November 17th at 11:00 a.m. for a talk on healthy eating! These days it can be difficult to make healthy food choices, especially if you’re on a tight budget. Bring lots of questions, Jennifer is there to answer them! Free, no registration.  For information, call 613-968-6731 x2037

Date: Saturday, November 17th
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Location: 254 Pinnacle St., Belleville

Prince Edward County Grannies for Africa

Annual Jewellery Sale

Prince Edward County Grannies for Africa will hold their Annual Jewellery Sale on Saturday, November 17th from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at St. Mary Magdalene Church, 335 Main Street in Picton.  There will be a huge selection of pre-owned, donated jewellery including vintage pieces, custom made, pearls, silver, gold, and more. New this year are bulk bags of jewellery for crafters. Enjoy tea, coffee, and baked goods while you shop. All profits go directly to Stephen Lewis Grandmothers Campaign.  For info and/or to donate jewellery call Sherri (613) 242-2096.

Date: Saturday, November 17th
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: St. Mary Magdalene Anglican Church, Parish Hall, 335 Main Street, Picton

South Bay United Church

Christmas Luncheon & Craft Sale

South Bay United Church presents its annual Christmas Luncheon & Craft Sale on Saturday, November 17th from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at 2029 County Road 17 in South Marysburgh. There will be a bake table and lunch is available for $10.00 including homemade soup, sandwich, dessert, tea or coffee. Everyone is welcome and admission is free. The building is wheelchair accessible.

Date: Saturday, November 17th
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: South Bay United Church, 2029 County Road 13, South Marysburgh

Prince Edward Community Theatre

Death by Design – Audition Notice

Do you have a sense of humour? Auditions are being held for the Prince Edward Community Theatre production of Death by Design, a Comedy with Songs and Murder on Saturday, November 17th and Sunday, November 18th, at 1:00 p.m. and until 3:00 p.m. at the Picton Town Hall, 2 Ross Street. Auditions are cold readings from the script. Rehearsals start February 2019, show opens in May 2019. For more information go to pecommtheatre.ca or contact Philip at philipaknox@gmail.com

Date: Saturday, November 17th and Sunday, November 18th
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: Picton Town Hall, 2 Ross Street, Picton

Picton United Church

225th Anniversary Dinner

Join the Picton United Church in celebrating their 225th Anniversary at an old fashioned dinner featuring smoked ham, home made scallop potatoes, baked beans, veggies, salads, baked goods and apple crisp. The dinner takes place on Saturday, November 17th from 4:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. at 12 Chapel Street in Picton. $15 per person and $7 for children under 12.
Reserved tickets available at  the Church office 613-476-6050. Limited tickets available at door.  Also you will be able to enjoy a display of historic photos.

Date: Saturday, November 17th
Time: 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Location: 12 Chapel Street, Picton

Athol Recreation Committee

Indoor Yard Sale

Get out to the community Indoor Yard Sale at the Athol Town Hall, 1685 County Road 10 in Cherry Valley on Saturday, November 17th, 9 :00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. for treasures galore! If you want a table call Bonnie 613-849-0060 or send an email to bonnie.robson@xplornet.com

Date: Saturday, November 17th
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location: Athol Town Hall, 1685 County Road 10, Cherry Valley

Cressy United Church

Christmas Decorations, Jewelry and Preserves Sale

Everyone is invited to the Cressy United Church’s Christmas Decoration, Jewelry and Preserves Sale on Saturday, November 17 starting at 11:00 a.m. at 3442 County Road 7 in Cressy.  Enjoy some harvest vegetable soup, bread and apple crisp while you are there. A beautiful collection of jewelry will be presented at the cost of $5.00 and under for each piece. All proceeds will help support the Cressy United Church.

Date: Saturday, November 17th
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Location: 3442 County Road 7, Cressy

Quinte Symphony

Tribute to the Brave

The Quinte Symphony proudly presents the 4th annual Tribute to the Brave, Sunday, November 18th, at 2:30 p.m., at the National Air Force Museum Canada, in Trenton. An exciting concert for the whole family with from Duke Ellington to Elgar and the 8 Wing Concert Band, Pipes & Drums and the Canadian Military Wives Choir, Trenton.

Date: Sunday, November 18th
Time: 2:30 p.m.
Location: 220 RCAF Road, Quinte West

Friends of Ameliasburgh Heritage Village

Paint Day

Friends of Ameliasburgh Heritage Village present Paint Day with local artist Linda Barber on Sunday, November 18th, 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Ameliasburgh Town Hall, 13 Coleman Street. $40 includes all supplies. Call Sheila to register (613) 394-5485. Charitable event tax receipt available.

Date: Sunday, November 18th
Time: 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Ameliasburgh Town Hall, 13 Coleman Street, Ameliasburgh

Athol Recreation Committee

Scrabble Drop-in Sunday

The Athol Recreation Committee is sponsoring a free Scrabble Drop-in on Sunday, November 18th at the Athol Town Hall, at 1685 County Road 10 in in Cherry Valley starting at 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. Refreshments are provided. There is a prize for the highest score! For more information go to atholreccentre.com

Date: Sunday, November 18th
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Athol Town Hall, 1685 County Road 10, Cherry Valley

City of Quinte West

Eastern Canada Cup, Junior Hockey

For a second year in a row, starting Monday, November 19th and until Wednesday, November 21st, you can enjoy three days of fast paced junior hockey action as twelve elite teams from across Eastern Canada compete in 21 games. Scouts from all levels will be coming to select from the best of the best. General Admission tickets are $10/day or $25 for three day access.  Information at:pointstreaksites.com/view/ojhl/home-of-the-ojhl-1/eastern-canada-cup-all-star-challenge

Date: Monday, November 19th – Wednesday, November 21st
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Location: 8 Couch Cresent, Trenton

Hastings Prince Edward Public Health

Influenza Clinic

Free flu vaccines will be available on Wednesday, November 21st from 1:30 p.m. and until 6:30 p.m. at 46 Elizabeth Street in Picton. No need to make an appointment to attend.

Date: Wednesday, November 21st
Time: 1:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Location: 46 Elizabeth Street, Picton

Many to One PSTD Support Foundation

Purposeful Painting for PTSD

Join the Many To One PSTD Support Foundation on Wednesday, November 21st at 7:00 p.m. for some drinks, food and fun at The Port Bistro Pub, 21 Front Street in Trenton! No experience needed as you will receive step-by-step guidance in painting your very own masterpiece. The best part? $15 of every ticket sold will benefit ManytoOne PTSD Support Foundation. Tickets $40 (include all art supplies needed for the evening).  More details at: facebook.com/events/690412824677177/

Date: Wednesday, November 21st
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: The Port Bistro Pub, 21 Front Street, Trenton

Ontario Soil Crop Improvement Association

Free Environmental Farm Plan Workshop

The Ontario Soil Crop Improvement Association is hosting a free Environmental Farm Plan workshop on Wednesday, November 21st & Wednesday, November 28th at the Bloomfield Town Hall, 289 Main Street. Create your farm’s environmental farm plan and learn about possible cost-share grants. Go to ontariosoilcrop.org to register.

Date: Wednesday, November 21st and Wednesday, November 28th
Time: 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. on the 21st, 10:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. on the 28th
Location: Bloomfield Town Hall, 289 Main Street, Bloomfield

Prince Edward Fitness and Aquatic Centre

Baked Potato Fundraising Dinner

Join the Prince Edward Fitness and Aquatic Centre for their Baked Potato Fundraising Dinner, Thursday, November 22nd at 5:00 p.m. and until 7:00 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 21 Elk Street in Picton. Cost is $10 for an adult and $7 for a child under 12. Enjoy some great food including  baked potatoes, chili, buns, salad, desserts and more! Buy your ticket from the PEFAC reception desk today.  Tickets will also be available at the door!

Date: Thursday, November 22nd
Time: 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location: Elks Lodge, 21 Elks Street, Picton

Storehouse Food Bank

Wellington Dukes Food Drive

On Friday, November 23rd take non-perishable food items, toiletries, and dish or laundry soap to the Wellington Dukes Food Drive, 6:30 p.m. at the Essroc Arena, Belleville Street in Wellington and help out your local Storehouse Foodbank. Make a difference in your community!

Date: Friday, November 23rd
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Essroc Arena, Belleville Street, Wellington

Regent Theatre

Armstrong’s War

In honour of The Regent Theatre’s 100th anniversary, Shatterbox Theatre will be donating all ticket proceeds from their Armstrong’s War shows to The Regent on Friday, November 23rd, Saturday, November 24th and Sunday, November 25th. Featuring a 12 year old Girl Guide Pathfinder & a Canadian Soldier, Armstrong’s War is powerful, delicate & surprisingly funny. Visit TheRegentTheatre.org for more info & to buy your tickets today.

Date: Friday, November 23rd, Saturday, November 24th & Sunday, November 25th
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Regent Theatre, 224 Main Street, Picton

Bloomfield Hallowell Recreation

Bloomfield Nighttime Santa Claus Parade

The Bloomfield Nighttime Santa Claus will be held on Friday, November 23rd. The roads close at 6:00 p.m. and the parade starts at 6:30 p.m. The parade begins at Shannon Road and Stanley Street and continues along Stanley Street to Main Street as far as Prinzen Ford. Food vendors will be available before the parade at the Bloomfield Town Hall and on Main Street. Lots of parking is available on Corey Street.

Date: Friday, November 23rd
Time: Roads close at 6:00 p.m.; Parade starts at 6:30 p.m.
Location: Parade starts at Shannon Road and Stanley Street and continues to Main as far as Prinzen Ford

Adventure Class of Queen Victoria School

The Holly and the Ivy Artisan Show and Sale

The Holly and the Ivy Artisan Show and Sale on Saturday, November 24th will provide you with all of your seasonal shopping in one place and will support local artists and artisans! Find unique hand-crafted items. The show is in support of the Adventure Class of Queen Victoria School. Admission is $2. If you are an artisan please email Jocelyn to register: jboates@live.ca

Date: Saturday, November 24th
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: John M. Parrott Art Gallery, 254 Pinnacle Street, Belleville 

Alternatives for Women

Basketeers

Basketeers is an initiative to help women rebuild their lives after leaving an abusive relationship. People wanting to be involved can purchase a large laundry basket & start shopping. Fill the basket with items a woman leaving a shelter to start a new life might need. For more information please call Kelly at 613-476-4435. Baskets can be dropped off at the Bloomfield Town Hall, between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 24th.

Date: Saturday, November 24th
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Location: Bloomfield Town Hall, 289 Main Street, Bloomfield

HJ McFarland Memorial Home

Christmas Bazaar

Join the HJ McFarland Memorial Home in kicking off the holiday season with their annual Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, November 24th from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at 603 Highway 49 in Picton.  There will be vendors, a silent auction, a bake sale, treats and more! Proceeds from this event will support the purchase of Christmas gifts for their residents and the Resident’s Council.

Date: Saturday, November 24th
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Location: 603 Highway 49, Picton

Prince Edward County Library

An Evening with Carol Off

Don’t miss the rare opportunity to join journalist, Carol Off, host of CBC’s As It Happens in An Evening of  Stories & Readings.  And there will be a Q&A giving people a chance to ask some hard questions on politics, media & refugees. Broadcaster, author & reporter, Carol Off has covered military missions around the world.  This all takes place on Saturday, November 24th at 7:30 at St. Mary Magdalene Church, 335 Main Street in Picton.

Date: Saturday, November 24th
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: St. Mary Magdalene Church, 335 Main Street, Picton

Glenwood Cemetery

Christmas Wreath & Basket Sale

Be sure to pre-order your Christmas greenery from Glenwood Cemetery’s Annual Christmas Wreath & Basket Sale.  Place your order in advance by calling Libby at 613 476 0096 or email info@glenwoodcemetery.ca. Pick up is Saturday, November 24th at the cemetery chapel, 47 Ferguson Street in Picton,  between 10:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.   For pricing & further details visit Glenwoodcemetery.ca. And there will be cookies & hot cider to enjoy!

Date: Saturday, November 24th
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Glenwood Cemetery Chapel, 47 Ferguson St., Picton

Hospice Prince Edward

Pancake Breakfast

Enjoy a pancake breakfast at the Prince Edward Yacht Club, 30 Fairfield Street in Picton before the Picton Santa Claus Parade on Sunday, November 25th with all proceeds going to Hospice Prince Edward.  Breakfast is being served starting at 9:00 a.m., until 12 noon. Adults $10.00, Youth, 12 and under, $5.00.

Date: Sunday, November 25th
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon
Location: Prince Edward Yacht Club, 30 Fairfield Street, Picton

Hastings Prince Edward Public Health

Influenza Clinic

The Hastings Prince Edward Public Health team will be providing free influenza vaccines in Wellington on Monday, November 26th from 1:30 p.m. and until 6:30 p.m. at the Wellington and District Community Centre, 111 Belleville Street.  No appointment needed to attend.

Date: Monday, November 26th
Time: 1:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Location: 111 Belleville Street, Wellington

St. Mary Magdalene Anglican Church

Food for Souls and Bodies

We all need nourishment for both body and soul. On Tuesday, November 27th, children and adults of all ages and all faith traditions (or none) are invited to enjoy crafts, conversation, gospel stories, music and a hot meal at 5:00 p.m. at St. Mary Magdalene Church, 335 Main Street, in Picton. There’s no charge!

Date: Tuesday, November 27th
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Location: St. Mary Magdalene Parish Hall, 335 Main Street, Picton

Prince Edward County Field Naturalists

Meeting and Speaker

Tuesday, November 27th the Prince Edward County Field Naturalists’ will hold their regular meeting and present renowned Canadian field biologist, Paul Catling, who will speak on his adventures and bio-blitz work in the North West Territories. Members and non-members are welcome.  The meeting starts at 7:00 p.m., at the Bloomfield Town Hall.

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

The Marysburgh Mummers

Snow White the Panto

The Marysburgh Mummers proudly continue the tradition of Christmas season pantomime with Snow White- the Panto at Mount Tabor Playhouse, evening performances on Thursday, November 29th through to Saturday, December 1st and a matinee on Sunday, December 2nd.  Tickets are available at Books & Company in Picton, Wellington Home Hardware and the Rossmore Stop. $15.00 each. Bring the family to laugh and boo during this funny production.

Date: Thursday, November 29th – Sunday, December 2nd
Time: Thursday, Friday and Saturday – 7:00 p.m.; Sunday matinee – 2:00 p.m.
Location: Mount Tabor Playhouse, County Rd 17, Milford

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

Wellington United Church

Christmas Cookie Walk

Dozens of homemade Christmas cookies will be available to chose from at the Wellington United Church’s Third Annual Christmas Cookie Walk on Saturday, December 1st, as part of ‘Christmas in the Village’, starting at 9:00 a.m. until noon (or until sold out). $10 for a box of 24 cookies and you can select your favourites. There is a tea room and Santa’s crafters too.

Date: Saturday, December 1st
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. or until sold out
Location: Wellington United Church, 245 Main Street, Wellington

Prince Edward County Built Heritage

Christmas in the County House Tour

The ninth annual Christmas in the County House Tour takes place Sunday, December 2nd from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Get a peek inside fabulous County sites all decorated for Christmas. Tickets are $25 and must be purchased in advance of the day. Tickets can be purchased online through Eventbrite and in person on Main Street in Picton at Books and Company and the Royal LePage office. For more information email kennedy.pratt@kos.net.

Date: Sunday, December 2nd
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Various locations in Prince Edward County

Prince Edward Historical Society

The Story of the 1917 Halifax Explosion and the Boston Tree

You are invited to the world premiere screening of Suzanne Pasternak’s audio drama, The Story of the 1917 Halifax Explosion & the Boston Tree, on Sunday, December 2nd, at 2:00 p.m. at the Festival Players Theater, 312 Main Street, in Wellington.  Admission is free and tickets can be reserved by phoning the Festival Players Box Office 613 476 1991.

Date: Sunday, December 2nd
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Location: Festival Players Theatre, 312 Main Street, Wellington

The Regent Theatre

A Swingin’ Christmas

“A Swingin’ Christmas” with the Toronto All-Star Big Band, a swinging holiday revue fashioned in the tradition of the classic Christmas show filled with both traditional and big band favourites, great music, holiday fun takes place Sunday, December 2nd at 2:00 p.m. at The Regent Theatre, 224 Main Street in Picton. For tickets call 613 476 8416 or go to theregenttheatre.org

Date: Sunday, December 2nd
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: The Regent Theatre, 224 Main Street, Picton

Ameliasburgh Ward 4 Recreation Committee

Christmas in the Village

Join the Ameliasburgh Ward 4 Recreation Committee for family fun on Sunday, December 2nd from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at 13 Coleman Street in Ameliasburgh for horse drawn tours in the heritage village. Activities include decoration, rope, and fudge making with free cider, hot chocolate, cookies, children’s games, story time lady, Christmas scene green screen family pictures & bake sales.

Date: Sunday, December 2nd
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: 13 Coleman Street, Ameliasburgh

Parrott Gallery

Opening Reception

An opening reception for the East Central Ontario Art Association (ECOAA) will be held on Thursday, December 6th from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Parrott Gallery. Please join the artists as they celebrate their 60th Juried Art Exhibition and Sale. Show runs from Thursday, December 6th to Thursday, December 27th.

Date: Thursday, December 6th
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Location: Parrott Gallery

Athol Recreation Committee

Bus Trip to Stirling for Naughty Pants

Hop on the party bus in Cherry Valley, Picton or Bloomfield that leaves at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 8th for the Naughty Panto, Princess and the Pea at the Stirling Theatre. Holiday party bus and ticket to the show is $45 per person. Call Susan 613-476-2554 or email susanwallis@kos.net for details. Deadline for tickets is Wednesday, November 14th.

Date: Saturday, December 8th
Time: Bus leaves at 6:00 p.m.; Show starts at 8:00 p.m.

Quinte Symphony & Belleville Choral Society

Handel’s Messiah

Quinte Symphony and the Belleville Choral Society proudly present Handel’s Messiah on Sunday, December 9th, at 2:00 p.m. at Bridge Street Church, Belleville. Adults $25, Seniors $20, Youth $10, Children under 12 FREE. Tickets online at thequintesymphony.com, at Pinnacle Music Studios, Sam the Record Man or at the door.

Date: Sunday, December 9th
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Location: 60 Bridge Street East, Belleville

Amnesty International Group 111 Belleville

Write for Rights

Join Amnesty International’s Write for Rights, the world’s largest human rights event, on Monday, December 10th, International Human Rights Day. Write on behalf of prisoners of conscience and human rights defenders. It makes a difference. For more information call Jan (613) 968-9659 or Connie (613) 962-7416.

Date: Monday, December 10th
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location: Bridge Street United Church, 60 Bridge St. East, Belleville

Sonrise Christian Academy

Old Time Christmas

Join Canadian Fiddle Champion, Scott Woods, and his band for a masterful two hour presentation of seasonal songs, inspirational stories and lots of family fun that will open your heart to the joy of the Christmas spirit  at an Old Time Christmas on Thursday, December 20th, 7:00 p.m. at the Emmanuel Baptist Church, 2 Corey Street, in Bloomfield. Tickets are $25 for an adult and $10 for a child and are available at Sonrise Christian Academy, 58 Johnson Street in Picton or or call 1-855-726-8896.

Date: Thursday, December 20th
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Emmanuel Baptist Church, 2 Corey Street, Bloomfield

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