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Annual Women’s Retreat

The 33rd Annual Women’s Retreat will be held October 20–22 at Mill River Experience (Rodd Mill R [ ... ]

PEI Artist Grants now open

The fall round of PEI Artist Grants is now open and will close October 25 at 4 pm. Creation grants,  [ ... ]

Club 56 Wednesday Dances

Club 56 dance is held every Wednesday at Hillsborough Park Community Centre from 9–12 pm. Live music, lunch and 50/50.

Goose River Dances

Every Saturday night starting at 8 pm a dance is held at the Goose River Community Hall.

Heritage Social Dance Group at Beaconsfield 

Heritage Social Dance Group meets on Wednesdays from 7:00 to 9:15 pm at Beaconsfield’s Carriage House in Charlottetown at 2 Kent Street. No previous dance experience is needed, and a partner is not required. The social dances that are learned are from several historical set dancing traditions that were popular during the 18th and 19th centuries and are still danced today around the world—Scottish country, English country, quadrilles, and round dances. Each evening, time will be devoted for beginners and less experienced dancers to learn basic steps and formations as they occur in simple dances. There will also be more complex dances and formations for experienced dancers. A dance party in early Dec will feature a program of favourite dances from the autumn classes. For info/ to register: Karen Beauregard at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 902-569-5633 or Chris Scott at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 902-724-2278.

Lorne Valley Dances

Every Wednesday night starting at 8 pm a dance is held at Lorne Valley Community Centre.

Royal Winnipeg Ballet Audition

Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet School is in search of dancers to join Professional Programs: Ballet Academic (Ages 10+), Aspirant (Post-Secondary), and Teacher Training Program (Post-Secondary). Students unable to attend an audition may send in a Video Application, which are accepted until May 1, 2018. Visit rwb.org/audition to register online or download the application form. For information contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 204-957-3467. Charlottetown audition takes place October 31 at Island Dance Academy, 134 Richmond St, Charlottetown.

Square Dancing Lessons

Weekly Olde Tyme square dance classes for beginners and others resume on Wednesdays from 7–8:30 pm in Room 303 at Murphy's Community Centre, 200 Richmond Street, Charlottetown. There is no charge. These dances evolved from the early settlers who came to Canada from the British Isles and France. Thus they are truly Canadian. The dances are called and done with four couples in a square set to jigs, hornpipes, two-steps and reels. The purpose of these classes is to promote olde tyme square dancing and to enjoy its benefits of fellowship, exercise and relaxation. 

Pig & Whistle at Kaylee Hall

Saturday night tradition of Pig and Whistles are held at Kaylee Hall with music by local musicians, cabaret style seating and a laid back atmosphere. Music starts at 8 pm. 19+. Pooles Corner.

Rustico Bay Seniors Club Dance

Rustico Bay Seniors Club dances are held every second Saturday from 8–11 pm. Country dance music by Country Steel. Admission includes lunch and 50/50 draw. 35 and older. Singles welcome. For more information, call 902-964-2674. Church Road, Rte 243, South Rustico.

Shoemaker Benefit Dance
October 20

In August 2017, at 51 years old, Carl Shoemaker received a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. Shortly after his diagnosis, he was informed by doctors that the cancer has spread to his liver. He, his wife Donna-Lee, and his two daughters Alanna and Meagan are surrounded by a tremendous amount of love and support through family and friends. Carl will soon start chemotherapy treatment and has the ambition to fight this but he could use your help. The physical and emotional hardships associated with cancer should never have to be accompanied by financial burden. In light of this, friends of Carl will be holding a benefit dance at Murphy’s Centre in Charlottetown on October 20. There will be a silent auction to raise funds for Carl and his family. No donation is too small and every item counts. Proceeds support Carl and family.

Classic Country Music Dance
October 21

The BoysClassic country music provided by The Boys from 9 pm to midnight at Milton Community Hall, 7 New Glasgow Road, Route 224, Miltonvale Park. Admission at the door. Must be 19+. Info: Billy Matthews, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 902-316-1885

 
Autumn Swing Festival
Dances and concerts with Island and international fiddlers
October 27, 28 & November 11

Square dances and fiddling concerts are in full swing this fall at 3 Island venues. Island fiddler and dance caller Ward MacDonald has teamed up with the Barnone Brewery, the Benevolent Irish Society, and the Old Triangle for a new festival called the Autumn Swing Festival, featuring Islanders and international performers. Cape Breton’s Shelly Campbell and Allan Dewar will perform at the Old Triangle on October 27 and at a Halloween Square Dance at Barnone on October 28. Wearing costumes is encouraged. The festival will conclude on November 11 at the Irish Cultural Centre with an adult square dance featuring Richard Wood and Ward MacDonald. Full details are available at www.AutumnSwingFestival.ca, on Facebook, at the venues, or by calling Ward MacDonald at 902-314-7950.

The Lovely Witches Ball
October 28

The Lovely Witches Ball takes place in Memorial Hall at Confederation Centre of the Arts, Charlottetown, October 28 from 7:30 pm to 12:30 am (19+). The 4th instalment of the Witches Ball promises to be as magical and sparkly as those that have come before. There will be fortune tellers, photo ops, plus a few surprises and lots and lots of dancing. Dress to the nines and make some magic with witches. For ticket info or to become a vendor/fortuneteller contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. See www.lovelywitchesclub.com for schedule.

Halloween dance with Phase II
October 28

Tracadie Community Centre is hosting a Halloween dance October 28 with Phase II. Doors open at 8 pm. The Centre is wheelchair accessible and will have bar service. Prizes for best costumes. Admission at the door.

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Some Upcoming Events

Singfest PEI

New community festival promotes singing together October 19, 20 & 21
Various locations SingFest [ ... ]

Variety Concert

October 29
Mont-Carmel Parish Hall A Variety Show featuring many well-known local artists, will be h [ ... ]

PEI Pops

A Symphonic Halloween with Leo Marchildon October 22
St. Paul's Anglican Church The new PEI Pops  [ ... ]

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Over-the-phone support

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