Veg PEI Potluck
March 27 & April 24
If you are a vegan or vegan-curious, join fellow Islanders at Veg PEI’s monthly community potluck at 7 pm on March 27 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 both potlucks and will provide samples of her Fresh Start Fauxmage Dairy-Free Goodness Cheese. Info: 902-367-9277, facebook.com/events/.
All You Can Eat Buffet Brunch
The North Rustico Lions and Lionettes present their annual All you can eat Buffet Brunch April 2 at the North Rustico Lions Club, 17 Timber Lane, North Rustico, from 10 am–1 pm. Tickets are in advance or at the door. Family packages available as well. All proceeds to support the QEH/Eastlink Telethon. Menu will include scrambled eggs, bacon, ham, sausage, homemade fishcakes, baked beans, toast, pancakes, great desserts and more. 963-2533
Great Canadian Baking Show
Deadline April 3
CBC is bringing hit format The Great British Bake Off to Canada with The Great Canadian Baking Show and looking for the most talented bakers in the country to take part. Canadians are being asked to send the best bakers they know to cbc.ca/greatcanadianbakingshow to apply immediately for an opportunity to appear on the series. Interested amateur bakers can apply now until April 3, 2017 at 11 pm ET.
Silent Auction and Cake Walk
Summerside Community Choir is having a fundraiser to raise money to go to the Peace Festival in Iceland in May 2018. There will be local artisans’ artwork, donated cakes to bid on, and musical entertainment. Event takes place at Harbourfront Theatre, S’side, on April 7 at 7 pm. 831-2825
Book and Bake Sale
A Book and Bake Sale will be held on April 8 from 10 am to 1 pm at Kirk of St. James Hall, 35 Fitzroy St, Ch’town. Choose from a wide variety of good used books and home-baked items. 892-2117
Roast Beef Dinner
Hot Roast Beef Dinner on April 8 at St. Mark’s Presbyterian Church, 7 Tamarac Ave, Charlottetown. Sittings are 4 pm, 5:15 pm, and 6:30 pm. Take-out also available. Tickets/info: Lois (902-368-8246), Betty (902-894-5272).
Home Making Skills Classes
April 18, 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 18 from 6–10 pm Survival-001 Learning to Live on Your Own for the First Time; 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
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
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.
Island Nature Trust Dinner
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
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
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