Emy­vale Rec Cen­tre Hosts Emyfest July 18

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - ENTERTAINMENT -

Emyfest 2015, set for July 18, is look­ing like a grand time for ev­ery­one.

The 5 km fun walk and run start Satur­day's events off at 9 a.m. Emy­vale is noted for its hills and ei­ther a walk or a run will be in­vig­o­rat­ing.

Later on, from 1-5 p.m., there will be a bar­be­cue, can­teen and straw­berry short­cake avail­able. In ad­di­tion, the ceilidh is a main­stay for Emyfest and with Jon Matthews as em­cee and or­ga­nizer, it will be a great show with lo­cal tal­ent.

Is­land Fal­conry will in­tro­duce ev­ery­one to the sport of fal­conry and its role here on P.E.I. And go!PEI go!CART, with its many ac­tiv­i­ties, will pro­vide the op­por­tu­nity for all ages to play to­gether.

Wildlife mounts, mini horse cart rides, agri­cul­ture and en­vi­ron­ment dis­plays and face­paint­ing will be avail­able, and Mr. Twist It and his bal­loon cre­ations will min­gle and en­ter­tain through­out the af­ter­noon.

Out of the Sea and Over the Coals will do a seafood bar­be­cue demon­stra­tion at 3 p.m. fol­lowed by the cake auc­tion.

“The cake auc­tion has been a pop­u­lar event at Emyfest for many years, and any­one in­ter­ested in en­ter­ing a cake is asked to please bring it to Emyfest by 1 p.m.,” says Pa­trica Stewart, pres­i­dent of the Emy­vale Rec Cen­tre.

“The cake auc­tion has been quite en­ter­tain­ing in the past and this year will be no ex­cep­tion.”

The Emyfest adult dance will be 9 p.m. to mid­night with DJ ser­vices pro­vided by Mu­sic Ex­press.

The theme for Emyfest is “Peo­ple hav­ing a grand time”, so ev­ery­one is in­vited to come out to the event, be­ing held at 2155 Kingston Rd., and sup­port the com­mu­nity and the many hard­work­ing vol­un­teers.

In­quiries can be made by email to emy­valerec@gmail.com or check out the Emy­vale Rec Cen­tre on Face­book.

Lo­cal en­ter­tainer Michael Pen­der­gast has an­nounced that there will be a spe­cial ap­pear­ance at his Mon­day evening show Is­land Song­book by il­lus­tra­tor Joanne Snook-Hanns.

The il­lus­tra­tor of Pen­der­gast’s new Is­land pic­ture book, “This I Know”, which is a fundraiser for the lo­cal hos­pice group, is from New­found­land where she works for the St. John’s Tele­graph and has il­lus­trated sev­eral books and mag­a­zines.

She will be avail­able Mon­day evening to sign books. Is­land Song­book is a new show this sum­mer that fo­cuses on songs and sto­ries of Prince Ed­ward Is­land, old and new, land and sea, funny and tragic.

Shows take place at Gallery 18 in New Lon­don. Gallery 18 is a rare book and map gallery with an­tiques and art on the walls. The car­riage house on the prop­erty is the sight of the new show and it’s church pew seat­ing with many lo­cal artists hung on the wall for dec­o­ra­tion.

Show­time is 7:30 p.m. Ad­mis­sion is $10. Book tick­ets by call­ing 902-886-3201.

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