Fi­nale held for Fes­ti­val of Small Halls

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - ENTERTAINMENT - The Pur­cell Par­lour Art Gallery, Water­mark Theatre Gallery, Wil­liam Call­beck Cen­tre, Bide­ford Par­son­age Mu­seum, The Cana­dian Potato Mu­seum & An­tique Farm Ma­chin­ery Mu­seum is Elmira Rail­way Mu­seum P.E.I. au­thor Lo­man Bell will launch his new book, “What

Red Moon Road, a folk band from Man­i­toba, was one of sev­eral acts to take the stage on June 27 at the fi­nale of the 2015 P.E.I. Mu­tual Fes­ti­val of Small Halls at the Kings Play­house in Georgetown. Daniel Jor­dan, Sheena Rat­tai and Daniel Pelo­quin-Hopfner will also be per­form­ing Sun­day night at the Mont-Carmel Parish Hall. 13, fea­tures orig­i­nal P.E.I. hand­crafted fab­ric art sculp­tures for in­doors and out­doors, as well as hand­painted man­dalas by Dina Blot dis­played year round in the stu­dio. Visit www.mead­ow­brookart­stu­dio.com or call 902658-3171. 48 Her­lihy Dr., Clyde River, fea­tures re­cent paint­ings in oil and wa­ter­colour by artist Ju­lia Pur­cell, open most days by chance or ap­point­ment. Call 902-368-7526. North Rus­tico (op­po­site Stella Maris Church), fea­tures fine art and orig­i­nal hand-hooked rugs by artists Betty Jenk­ins, Mary Plough­man Jones, Linda Shaw Packard and Mary Roscoe Mur­phy Robert­son. Hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on week­days; noon to 6 p.m. on week­ends. The gallery is closed dur­ing mati­nees at the theatre. run in Char­lot­te­town, Mon­day to Fri­day. History comes alive with the Con­fed­er­a­tion Play­ers, a troupe of cos­tumed, young, bilin­gual Cana­di­ans, trained as the Fathers and Ladies of Con­fed­er­a­tion. In­for­ma­tion on tours and times is avail­able at the cen­tre’s box of­fice.

Cen­tral Bed­eque is open from Tues­day to Satur­day, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sun­days, 1-5 p.m. (ad­mis­sion $5, stu­dents/se­niors $4). The mu­seum presents the story of Call­beck’s Gen­eral Store, which was a fo­cal point for the lo­cal area for over a cen­tury. There is a new sec­ond floor area dis­play­ing an ex­panded se­lec­tion from the col­lec­tion of Howard Clark who for over 60 years ac­cu­mu­lated thou­sands of ob­jects re­lated es­pe­cially to the history of the Chel­ton area. provin­cially des­ig­nated His­toric Place of P.E.I., is on the North Cape Coastal Drive, 784 Bide­ford Rd. (Route 166) in Eller­slie-Bide­ford. Built in 1878, over the years it has been a fam­ily home, a par­son­age and the home of as­pir­ing writer L.M. Mont­gomery when she taught school in Bide­ford. It is open daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Lo­cal au­thor Jaime Lee Mann is host­ing a book launch July 4 at the P.E.I. Pre­serve Com­pany, 2841 New Glas­gow Rd., New Glas­gow, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., for her new novel, “Into Co­raira”, the sec­ond in­stal­ment in the “Leg­end of Rhyme” se­ries and the fol­low-up to best­selling Elora of Stone. There will be a meet and greet with the au­thor, a read­ing from her best­selling “Leg­end of Rhyme” se­ries, draws, give­aways, and tasty treats. The Pre­serve Com­pany is con­tribut­ing a prize to be won.

fea­tures a va­ri­ety of prod­ucts as well as stu­dio space for classes. It also pro­motes rug hook­ing and has sup­plies for this craft. Call 902963-2622. It is on Route 243 at 413 Buf­falo Rd., South Rus­tico.

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