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When you join 28ToGo to see hit Broadway shows in Toronto, everything is taken care of for you -from the return coach transportation with pick up points in Picton, Bloomfield and Wellington to the tickets for great theatre, to a delicious three-course dinner in the private dining room of IL FORNELLO Restaurant. Click here to visit 28ToGo for all the details on this show and others this year! https://www.28togopec.com/

Jan. 22 – FOOD FOR SOULS AND BODIES -Join us for our monthly free dinner, plus crafts, music and Gospel stories. There’s something for everyone of any age or faith tradition! See you at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 22, in the St Mary Magdalene Parish Hall, behind the church at 335 Main Street, Picton.

Jan 25-26 – Milford Potato Festival – all things to do with potatoes! Friday Jan. 25 features bingo from 7 to 9 pm at the Milford Town Hall. Saturday, Jan. 26 at Milford Town Hall, from 10 am until about 4 pm, will features crafts and games with potatoes. (minimal cost) features a baked potato bar, fries, soup and more. Come meet Bud the Spud.

Jan. 26 – My Passion Is: Wellington – speaker series The Friends of the Wellington Library Present “My Passion Is …”, six local residents speaking about their passion – Saturdays at 2p.m. at the Wellington Branch Library. Gail Wilson, Adventures of a Local Pharmacist

Jan 26 – Learn about Google apps – Do you have a Gmail account and want to know what else Google offers? Are you using Gmail but not sure how to access and use some of the other Google features? The 12:30-3:30 p.m. workshop at the Wellington Branch Library will be covering some of the basic tools in Gmail as well as Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, Drive, and Photos. You must have a Google account prior to this workshop. Click HERE to register.

Jan 26 – FAMILY LITERACY DAY – Join in for Saturday Storytime in preparation for Family Literacy Day. Enjoy a story, snack and activity and wrap up your morning by picking a few books and pledging to read those books together, as a family, on Sunday, Jan. 27. On the Official Family Literacy Day, post to social media and tag the Library using @peclibrary (or email jlane@peclibrary.org) to show your Family Literacy Day activities! Every family that participates and completes their pledge on Sunday, Jan. 27 will receive a book from County Kids Reads as well as be entered into a draw for a grand prize! Click HERE for full details. 

Jan 28 – Tai Chi for Seniors – starts January 28, 2019 (12 weeks). Beginner and continuation Tai Chi classes are held Mondays at the office of Community Care for Seniors, 74A King Street, Picton, through the County Seniors Centre. Tai Chi is a way to help seniors stay fit and flexible. Tai Chi is a low-impact form of exercise, but it is also a weight bearing exercise, which is an important component of managing osteoporosis.

Jan 29 – The Prince Edward County Field Naturalists are having a ‘members night’ on Tuesday, January 29. Come hear PECFN members present on their travels and adventures, including to the Yukon and Lake Tahoe. Members and non-members welcome. It’s at 7p.m. in Bloomfield Town Hall.

Jan 30 – Seniors Luncheon Social in Hillier – Enjoy good food and conversation with old and new friends on Wednesday January 30th at noon. The menu for this Seniors Luncheon Social features homemade soup, beef and vegetable stew, potatoes, vegetable, warm dessert, bread and butter, coffee and tea for $10 per person. There will be a presentation from Deborah Row of Community Care for Seniors about the County Seniors Centre programing for New Year. This event is sponsored by The Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors Association and will be held in the Hillier Town Hall. Reserve by the Tuesday prior at 12 noon by calling 613-476-7493. Take-out meals are available. This meal can also be delivered to seniors in Hillier. www.communitycareforseniors.org

Jan 30 – An Evening in Tuscany, at The Waring House! All welcome. 6p.m. The Prince Edward County Wine & Food Society is thrilled to present a fabulous Tuscany-themed night of rare Italian wines and a regionally authentic, rustic Italian dinner. Spend the evening with friends and loved ones learning about the wines you are drinking, the foods you are eating, and why they pair so well together. Register now by calling or emailing Judy Sanders. at 613 476-7492 x 4220 | judy@waringhouse.com or click here to register online!

Jan. 30 – Meditation for Seniors starts Jan. 30 (8 weeks) at Picton. This is a series of eight one-hour classes, Wednesdays, at the Community Care for Seniors office, 74A King Street, Picton to demonstrate how to meditate through attention to posture, breathing, and the basics of secular Tibetan traditions that go back 2500 years. Research suggests meditation can improve cognitive functioning, relieve stress, reduce chronic pain and anxiety, enhance healing and improve mood. This class will include sitting and walking, a tea break and the opportunity to discuss meditation. For more information and for a membership to the County Seniors Centre call 613-476-7493. Space is limited. A membership is required to join the meditation class. www.communitycareforseniors.org

Feb 1 – Mini Putt at the Library for P.A. Day fun – You don’t have to wait until the summer to enjoy a round of Mini-Putt! Come to the Picton Branch Library on the first P.A. Day of 2019 and enjoy a round of free Mini-Putt! Groups can be up to five players, with an adult accompanying the group through the course. Ages 4+. *Registration is Required* Call 613-399-2023 or email register@peclibrary.org to book your tee off time. Please arrive approximately 10 minutes before your scheduled tee off.

Feb. 2 – My Passion Is: Wellington – speaker series The Friends of the Wellington Library Present “My Passion Is …”, six local residents speaking about their passion – Saturdays at 2p.m. at the Wellington Branch Library. Rick Matthews, Photography: The Art of Seeing

Feb. 4 – Presentation: Learn about Stroke support services for seniors and caregivers at the Bloomfield Town Hall. The County Seniors Centre presents Lorraine Pyle from Stroke Support who will discuss support groups and services available in Prince Edward County to stroke survivors and their caregivers. This free talk will be held at the Bloomfield Town Hall from 10 to 11:30a.m. Refreshments will be provided. Space is limited. To register call 613-476-7493. www.communitycareforseniors.org

Feb 6 – Seniors Luncheon Social in Picton – Enjoy great food and conversation with old and new friends Wednesday, Feb. 6th at noon. The menu features homemade soup, chicken pot pie, potatoes, vegetable, dessert, bread and butter, coffee and tea. The cost is $10 per person. There will be a presentation from Lorraine Pyle of Community Care for South Hastings and a stroke survivor for Heart and Stroke Month. This event is sponsored by The Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors Association and will be held in the Picton Town Hall. There is an elevator for those who need it. Reserve by the Tuesday prior at noon by calling 613-476-7493. Take-out meals are available. This meal can also be delivered to seniors in Picton. www.communitycareforseniors.org

Feb. 9 – My Passion Is: Wellington – speaker series The Friends of the Wellington Library Present “My Passion Is …”, six local residents speaking about their passion – Saturdays at 2p.m. at the Wellington Branch Library. Peta Hall, What Happened When I Ended Up in Africa

Feb. 9 – Wellington Dukes Food Drive for the Storehouse Foodbank, Saturday, Feb. 9th at the Wellington Arena, 3 p.m. Please bring a non-perishable food item, toiletry item, laundry or dish soap to help out your local foodbank! You can make a difference in helping others in the community!

Feb 13 – Seniors Luncheon Social in Wellington – Enjoy lunch with old and new friends on Wednesday, Feb. 13th at noon. The menu features homemade soup, chicken pot pie, potatoes, vegetable, dessert, bread and butter, coffee and tea. The cost is $10 per person. This event is sponsored by The Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors Association and will be held in the Wellington United Church hall. There is an elevator for those who need it. There will be a presentation by Sandra Barnes from the Heart and Stroke Foundation on Heart Health. Reserve by the Tuesday prior at 12 noon by calling 613-476-7493. Take-out meals are available. This meal can also be delivered to seniors in Wellington. www.communitycareforseniors.org

Feb. 16 – My Passion Is: Wellington – speaker series The Friends of the Wellington Library Present “My Passion Is …”, six local residents speaking about their passion – Saturdays at 2p.m. at the Wellington Branch Library. David Sweet, Puppets, Puzzles, and Playdough: The Life of a 21st Century Bookseller

Feb. 16 – The Quinte Branch of Ontario Genealogical Society Annual Crouse Wanamaker Lecture presents “The Family History Reno Project” by Bob Dawes. Held at the Quinte West Public Library, 7 Creswell Dr., Trenton from 1-3 p.m. Everybody welcome. Bring a friend.

Feb 20 – Seniors Luncheon Social in Milford -Enjoy good food and conversation with old and new friends on Wednesday, Feb. 20th at noon. The menu features homemade soup, chicken pot pie, potatoes, vegetable, dessert, bread and butter, coffee and tea. The cost is $10 per person. There will be a presentation by Sandra Barnes from the Heart and Stroke Foundation on Heart Health. Reserve by the Tuesday prior at 12 noon, 613-476-7493. Take-out & delivery available. Sponsored by The Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors Association and will be held in Milford Town Hall. www.communitycareforseniors.org

Feb 23 – Support local foodbanks at the Empty Bowls Event, Sat. Feb. 23 in the Loyalist College Cafeteria, Wallbridge – Loyalist Road in Belleville, 11-3 p.m. Gourmet Soup prepared by Chef Michael Hoy Culinary & the Loyalist College Culinary Program, Silent Auction, Artisan & Vendor Market Place, Quinte Woodcarvers Demonstration and Live Folk Music! Standard Potter Bowl & Soup – $25, Larger Potter Bowl & Soup – $40 (while supplies last)

Feb. 27 – Seniors Luncheon Social in Waupoos – This is an exclusive Luncheon for members of the County Seniors Centre! Enjoy lunch with fellow members at 12:30pm. The menu features homemade soup, chicken pot pie, potatoes, vegetable, dessert, bread and butter, coffee and tea. The cost is $10 per person. This event will include a presentation from Deborah Row, Co-ordinator from the County Seniors Centre about Active Living in the County and upcoming programs. Only those seniors who have reserved can be served. For information about becoming a member of the County Seniors Centre or to reserve your place call 613-476-7493 by the Tuesday prior at noon. This event is sponsored by The Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors Association and will be held in the North Marysburgh Town Hall. www.communitycareforseniors.org

Feb. 27 – An Evening in the South of France, at The Waring House! All welcome. 6p.m. If you hear South of France and think movie stars and palm trees, you’re missing the best thing about this region – the wine! The South of France is notable among French wine regions for its consistently fine growing condition, producing crisp whites, robust reds, bright, thirst-quenching rosés, and rich, elegant dessert wines. Join us for tastings of the subtle flavours of the South of France, paired with an authentic regionally inspired dinner. Register now by calling or emailing Judy Sanders. at 613 476-7492 x 4220 | judy@waringhouse.com or click here to register online!

March 1 – Income Tax Program starts – Prince Edward Community Care volunteers will complete 2018 income tax returns for seniors who live in Prince Edward County. If you are a senior 60+ whose single income is $30,000 or lower or whose household income is $40,000 or lower, you may be eligible for help through this program. Volunteers have been trained by Canada Revenue Agency to complete Income Tax Returns for eligible clients. Volunteers do not complete income tax and benefit returns for: deceased persons; resident of long-term care homes; bankrupt individuals; for those with more than $1,000 of investment income; for individuals with capital gains/losses; or for people with business or rental income and expenses. There is no charge, donations are encouraged. For information call 613-476-7493. www.communitycareforseniors.org

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Ongoing Events

PEC PROBUS Club – Retired and semi-retired people who like to socialize, participate in activities and most of all have fun might wish to consider joining the PROBUS Club of Prince Edward County. This club meets monthly to hear guest speakers and discuss club activities. Social events and group interest activities are ongoing throughout the month. There are over 5,000 PROBUS Clubs worldwide, 249 clubs in Canada with 37,600 members. PROBUS is a fellowship organization of people with like interests. PROBUS is not a service club, and does not fund raise. For more information on joining the PROBUS Club of Prince Edward County send an email to CountyPROBUS@gmail.com

Seniors Walking Program – Community Care for Seniors walking programs at Picton and Wellington Monday to Fridays at PECI, CML Snider and Wellington arena. Register by calling 476-7493.

Tuesdays – Babies & Beyond program for teen parents and their babies. Lunch, baby care and parent resources provided. Family Health Team nurse, Resource Consultants, Infant Development, Early Childhood Educators and Health Nurses available weekly. call Susan at 613-476-8142 or Bonnie at 613-476-8252 ext. 24

BUSY FEET PLAYGROUP – The Hub child and family centre offers a free Busy Feet program. Lots of physical activity wear your running shoes. Call 613-476-8142 for information

AA meets every Monday, 7:30pm Wellington United church & Wednesday 8pm Picton Hospital boardroom .

Al Anon (for persons affected by someone’s drinking) meets 8pm Tuesday at HOPE church 40 King St., Picton. Lower entrance from parking lot. Information 1-866-951-3711

Hospice Prince Edward – If you are having trouble coping with the death of a loved one, this group could be of some support for you. Call 613-476-2181 ex 4519.

Volunteer Drivers Needed – Volunteer Drivers escort seniors to medical appointments and essential shopping. Prince Edward Community Care for Seniors www.communitycareforseniors.org

Donate used items to Community Care’s Thrift Shop – Take your good used items to Prince Edward Community Care’s Thrift Shop, 153 Main Street, Picton Monday 1pm-4pm, Tuesday to Saturday 10am-4pm. 100 per cent of the proceeds go toward helping seniors live at home. 613-476-1555.www.communitycareforseniors.org

The HUB Child and Family Centre has the Baby Box store at 10 McFarland Court . Baby products at discount costs. Sponsored by the United Way and Community Development Council. Call 613-476-8142

The Hub child and family centre offers free playgroups. Call 613-476-8142 for information.

 

 

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