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Charlottetown Toastmasters Breakfast Clu...

The Charlottetown Toastmasters Breakfast Club can help you to eliminate filler words ("um" and "ah") [ ... ]

Garden Club of PEI

The Garden Club of PEI will have their next monthly meeting at 7 pm on May 17 at the home of Da [ ... ]

Home Making Skills Classes
April 20 & May 11, 16

Free classes will be offered by the Home Making Skills Institute at The Irish Cultural Centre, North River Rd, Ch’town this spring. Classes are first come first serve: Apr 20 and May 11 from 1–4 pm Survival-004 What Every Woman Should Know (for women only, all ages); May 16 from 6–9 pm Money-001 Basic Budgeting. Contact Mary Ellen at 213-3924 or via the online contact form, www.homemakingskillsinstitute.ca.

Milton Ham Dinner for Bikes for Books
April 22

A ham dinner will be held at Milton Community Hall April 22 from 6–8 pm. This is a fundraising event sponsored by the Prince of Wales Masonic Lodge No.18, Wheatley River, in aid of “Bikes for Books.” Tickets can be purchased from Ed MacLaren at 566-3280.

Cox & Palmer’s BIG Hearts
April 22

Tickets are available for the 10th annual Cox & Palmer’s BIG Hearts 2017 in support of the PEI Heart & Stroke Foundation. The event will take place at The Oval, Credit Union Place in Summerside April 22. Guests will enjoy a delectable meal by Emily McKeown of fiveelevenwest, a silent auction and live musical entertainment by Johnny Ross and Peggy Clinton. Individual tickets are $100, tables of 8 are $750. A charitable receipt of $45 per ticket will be given. Purchase online at www.heartandstroke.ca/bighearts or call the Heart & Stroke office at 892-7441 or 1-888-473-4636.

Veg PEI Potluck
April 24

If you are a vegan or vegan-curious, join fellow Islanders at Veg PEI’s monthly community potluck at 7 pm on April 24 at Trinity United Church, 220 Richmond Street, Charlottetown. If you’d like to share a dish, remember that all dishes must be vegan—so absolutely no meat, fish, seafood, dairy, eggs, or honey. Please bring your own plate/bowl, utensils, napkins, drinks, etc. This cuts down on waste and clean-up. Bring a serving utensil for your dish and a list of ingredients that you used to make it. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Meal begins at 7 pm. Admission is by donation. Julain Molnar will be attending and will provide samples of her Fresh Start Fauxmage Dairy-Free Goodness Cheese. Info: 902-367-9277, facebook.com/events/

Island Nature Trust Dinner
April 28

Island Nature Trust’s 33rd Annual Fund Raising Dinner and Auction will be held at Red Shores Charlottetown on April 28, with doors open at 6 pm. Proceeds further the conservation goals of the group, including the protection of natural lands in PEI and engagement of Islanders in stewardship efforts. A buffet meal and live music by Max Keenleyside provide the perfect backdrop for viewing the many high quality art, crafts, themed service packages, and overnight stays that are available for bidding and raffles. The winning ticket for the year-long raffle of the life-size Great Blue Heron carved by Dave Broderick of Alberton will also be drawn. Original works of art by Island artists Richard Vickerson, Joan Thompson and Sharon Smith as well as a limited edition print by internationally recognized artist Robert Bateman are some of the pieces on the auction block. Viewing is from 6–7 pm. The meal will begin at 7 pm after people have had an opportunity to purchase raffle tickets and begin bidding on silent auction items. Vegetarian and other dietary requirements can be accommodated upon request. This is the Trust’s most important fund raising event. Tickets are $50 each available at 892-7513 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Pancake Breakfast
April 29

St. John’s Masonic Lodge will host a pancake breakfast on April 29 from 8 am–12 noon at the Masonic Temple located at 204 Hillsborough St, Ch’town. Tickets can be purchased at the door or by contacting Michael Learie at 218-5537 or Dene Williamson at 330-2926.

Porridge for Parkinson’s
April 29

The Annual Porridge for Parkinson’s meal has a menu of steel cut oats porridge, muffins, toast and dry cereal, tea, coffee and juice. A variety of toppings will be available for your porridge including some special toppings for children. There will be a 50 50 draw, door prizes and tulips for sale. Funds raised stay in PEI to help fund programs and services for Islanders living with Parkinson’s Disease. Event takes place at Jack Blanchard Hall, 7 Pond St, Ch’town, April 29 from 8:30–11:00 am. 393-9891 

Lobster supper take–out
May 6 (Buy tickets by May 3)

Tickets are available for the Milton Community Hall lobster take–out until May 3. The ticket is for a 1 lb fresh cooked lobster (cracked, in the shell), salads, roll and dessert. To purchase tickets, drop by the hall at 7 New Glasgow Road, Route 224, North Milton, call 902-566-3154 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Meals can be picked up at the hall on May 6 between 3–4 pm or arrangements can be made for local delivery (depending on the opening date of the season). 

Festival of Wines
May 26 & 27

Sample over 250 varieties of new and limited quantity wines and food pairings at PEI’s spring wine tasting event. The featured country this year will be the United States. Tickets are on sale now at www.peiwinefest.com. The Festival takes place at Eastlink Centre, 46 Kensington Road, Charlottetown, on May 26 and 27 with tastings at 7 pm. 902-370-3397

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May 1
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National Arts Centre Orchestra

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Mid-Sentence

New creations from Rachel Beach Until April 30
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