Food Skills Workshop Series
Thursdays (bi-weekly) through April
In partnership with the PEI Food Exchange, the PEI COPC is hosting a workshop series intended to provide attendees with practical culinary knowledge and skills through food demos. Themes such as eating organic and local, nutritional benefits of eating organic and local, as well as basic/introductory cooking techniques will be each workshop. Workshops will run bi-weekly on Thursdays to April 26 (March 29, April 12, and April 26). Each session will be approximately two hours in length. Numbers will be limited to 10-12 participants per session. All fees go to workshop instructor and food costs. To register visit www.organicpei.com. It takes place at PEI Farm Centre, 420 University Ave, Charlottetown, from 6–8:30 pm. 902-368-7289
PEI Symphony Fruit Sale
Saturdays in March & April 15
The PEI Symphony Orchestra will sell oranges and grapefruits as part of their annual fruit sale at the Charlottetown Farmers Market each Saturday through April and at their upcoming concert at Zion Presbyterian Church on April 15. The fruit sale plays a key role in the symphony’s yearly fundraising efforts as they present concert events and community outreach performances across PEI. Purchasing a bag or box of fruit aids the organization in completing their mandate of growing classical music appreciation and education throughout PEI.
Fundraising dinner at Sadat's
Vegan Community Potluck
March 26, April 30
If you are vegan or vegan-curious, you are welcome to join fellow Islanders at Veg PEI’s monthly community potluck at 7 pm on the last Monday of the month at the Haviland Club, 2 Haviland 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. to cut 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 a $2 minimum donation if you are bringing a dish and a $7 minimum donation if you are not bringing a dish. Upcoming potlucks: March 26, and April 30.
Cox & Palmer’s BIG Hearts Celebration 2018
Heart & Stroke PEI’s volunteer organizing committee is planning for the 11th annual BIG Hearts Celebration, presented by Cox & Palmer that will take place April 14 at Summerside’s Credit Union Place. The event includes a reception, a meal prepared by fiveelevenwest chef, Emily McKeown, a silent auction and music by Johnny Ross and Peggy Clinton. Tickets are available at heartandstroke.ca/bighearts or by calling the Heart & Stroke office at 902-892-7441. Individual tickets are $100 and corporate tables of eight can be purchased for $750. An official tax receipt for a portion of the ticket price will be issued.
North Rustico Lions and Lionettes Buffet Brunch
North Rustico Lions and Lionettes Buffet Brunch will be held April 22 from 10 am–1 pm at the North Rustico Lions Club, 17 Timber Lane, North Rustico. All proceeds will be donated to the QEH Foundation to support the purchase of priority medical equipment. Advance tickets are available at a lower rate or purchase at the door. There is no admission fee for children under five years old. 902-963-2533
RCAFA 201 (Confederation) Wing Social
Tracadie Players Dinner Theatre
Evening of the Stars
The Festival of Wines
Prestige is the Island’s new, exclusive fine wine tasting experience, taking place on May 24 as the kick off event to The Festival of Wines at the Eastlink Centre, Charlottetown. Guests are invited to indulge in exceptional wines and interact with winemakers, winery staff and agents in an intimate atmosphere. Sample from over 325 wines from the world’s most reputed wine regions, including 75 hard-to-source cuvées available only at Prestige. Explore wines from Priorat, Bairrada, Barolo, Côteau du Layon, Yarra Valley, Napa Valley, Willamette Valley and from producers such as Perrier-Jouët (Belle Époque), Cono Sur (Silencio) and Concha y Toro (Don Melchor 2012 and 2015) to name just a few. Terroir Tastings will guide guests through wines’ lives and pair the experience with complementary local foods prepared by PEI chefs. peiwinefest.com