MRHS presents Back to the Future
The Montague Regional High School (MRHS) Vocal Music Department will present Back to the Future on May 24 at 7 pm in the high school cafeteria/auditorium. This concert will take the audience from the present to the past and back again in a celebration of pop music from the 1950's to the present. The script was written by MRHS students and the singing, choreography and acting is all created and performed by MRHS students. If you have ever wondered what MRHS was like in 1952, this show is for you. Students will also be holding a bake sale and cake auction with the proceeds going to fellow student's Brodie McCarthy's family to help cover expenses.
Free Children's Bike Rodeo
Reading Town PEI presents Reading Street
Joing Reading Town PEI for Reading Street, a storybook adventure for the whole family, from 1–5 pm on June 2 in Charlottetown on Queen Street (between Kent and Grafton Streets). A fun filled day to promote reading and literacy featuring exhibitors, authors, kids activities, street performers and much more. In the event of inclement weather, the event will take place inside the Confederation Court Mall.
Children's Theatre Workshop
June 9, 16, 23 & 30
In a free children’s theatre workshop presented by The River Clyde Pageant, young participants will use a blend of improv games, creative movement and dramatic play to unleash their imaginations and explore the themes of this year’s Pageant. No experience is necessary. Workshop leader Jane Wells has been creating plays with and teaching drama to children for over 20 years. Workshop runs June 9, 16, 23, 30 from 1-4 pm at New Glasgow Christian Church for kids ages 8-12. Register/info: www.riverclydepageant.com/get-involved
Charlottetown Duck Day
Join Ducks Unlimited Canada and many of their conservation partners for a free family fun day from 10 am–2 pm on June 23 behind the Farm Centre at 420 University Avenue in Charlottetown. There will be wetland activities for kids, fly-fishing demos, a free BBQ, face-painting, a wetland nature walk, retriever demonstrations and more. Musical entertainment will be provided by The Music Man (Michael Pendergast) and others. For more information, please contact Ducks Unlimited Canada at 902-569-6024.
Summer Dance Camp
Dance Stars Academy is offering a summer dance camp at their Stratford location from July 23–27 for children ages 6–12. Princesses, heroes and villains from popular Disney movies—each day will focus on a different movie theme, different dance styles and different characters. At the Friday showcase, dancers will perform their own Disney-inspired performance for their parents, grandparents, and friends. Info: dancestarsacademy.com
Lively Songs for Little People
Every Tuesday (Charlottetown)
Every Thursday (Stratford)
The Musicman’s casual drop-in shows continue to the end of May. At a small family-friendly rate, the weekly presentations include movement, song, dance, and humour. Each Tuesday the gathering point is a new location this year, the upstairs Food Court in the Confederation Mall downtown Charlottetown. Showtime is 10:45–11:20 am. On Thursdays families come to the Stratford Gym from 10:45 am–11:20 am. The show is called Lively Songs for Little People and has been an ongoing opportunity for young children’s and family’s initial social interactions.
Interactive theatre for young children at The Guild
Linkletter music school and The Guild present Bubbles and Bells, interactive theatre for children four weeks old to four-year-olds. There will be fun stimulation, and lots of bubbles. This is a pay what you can at the door event. Every Wednesday, 10 am at The Guild in Charlottetown.
Free Family Place Programs
Miscouche Playgroup takes place at Miscouche Recreation Centre on High School St, Miscouche, Mondays 9:30–11:30 am.
Kinkora Playgroup takes place in the Senior's Room at Kinkora Place, 45 Anderson Street, Kinkora, Mondays 9:30–11:30 am.
Rock & Talk Playgroup takes place at Family Place, 75 Central Street, Summerside, Mondays 9:30–11:30 am.
Wiggle, Giggle & Munch takes place at Family Place, 75 Central Street, Summerside, Tuesdays 9:30–11:30 am to May 22.
Stroller Fit is hosted by Family Place at Credit Union Place walking track Tuesdays 1:30–2:30 pm.
Nobody's Perfect Parenting Program is held at Family Place, 75 Central Street, Summerside, Tuesdays 6–8 pm to April 24.
Kensington Playgroup is hosted at Murray Christian Centre on School Street, Kensington, Wednesdays 9:30–11:30 am.
Bosom Buddies Breastfeeding Support Group is offered at Family Place, 75 Central Street, Summerside, Wednesdays 10:00–11:30 am.
New Beginnings Prenatal Group is held at Family Place, 75 Central Street, Summerside, Wednesdays 5:30–7:30 pm.
Beyond the Bump Postnatal Group is offered at Family Place, 75 Central Street, Summerside, Thursdays 9:30–11:30 am.
Borden-Carleton Playgroup is held in the Community Library in the Fire Hall, 244 Borden Ave, Bordon-Carleton, Fridays 9:30–11:30 am.
Summerside Playgroup is hosted at Family Place, 75 Central Street, Summerside, Fridays 9:30-11:30 am.
LGBTQ+ Youth Group
Last Tuesday of the month
LGBTQ+ Youth Group meets on the last Tuesday of the month from 6–8 pm at Murphy’s Community Centre, Richmond St, Charlottetown. It’s open to all youth 18 and under. Allies are welcome. Come to meet peers, contribute to discussion, and participate in fun activities. Snacks and materials are provided. The group is facilitated by trained staff and volunteers.
Mental health resources at home
Mental health resources for children and youth are helping Island families from the comfort of their own homes. The online programming and telehealth services of the Strongest Families partnership have no wait times and fit families’ schedules, eliminating the need to travel, take time off work or school, or change normal routines. Over the past year, they have helped more than 130 families with children and youth ages 3 to 17 who experience behaviour, anxiety, and/or nighttime bedwetting problems. Families can be referred to the Strongest Families programs through their primary care provider or community mental health services by calling 1-866-833-5443. There are currently three programs offered: Behaviour program (for ages 3 to 12); Anxiety program (for ages 6 to 17); Nighttime bedwetting (for ages 5 to 12). Participants receive written materials and skill-demonstration videos (via handbooks or delivered by smart-website technology) as well as weekly telephone support from a coach. On PEI, the program represents an investment of $100,000 annually, funded from within Health PEI’s Mental Health and Addictions division. www.healthpei.ca/mentalhealth, www.strongestfamilies.com
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