Emyvale Rec Centre Hosts Emyfest July 18
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 email@example.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.