Cel­e­brat­ing the sea­son

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - ENTERTAINMENT - Ma­roon Pig Art Gallery and Cafe Bea­cons­field His­toric House, Lucy Maud Mont­gomery’s Na­tional His­toric Site MacNaught History Cen­tre and Ar­chives P.E.I. Reg­i­ment Mu­seum, Friends of Eptek lunch time films Cana­dian square dance weekly classes Kin­der­musik c

It’s hard to beat chest­nuts roast­ing on an open fire by the glow­ing flames at the Sir An­drew Macphail Home­stead in Or­well. Sarah MacRae han­dles the roast­ing du­ties at the her­itage site, but to be ac­cu­rate, she was toast­ing pine cones. Hap­pi­ness — as seen through the eyes of an artist. All are wel­come. Come out to enjoy the art and a bowl of hot Mine­strone soup. Check out www.louise­carota.com. The gallery, on the cor­ner of Queen and Rich­mond streets, Char­lot­te­town, is open noon to 5 p.m., Tues­day to Satur­day.

is fea­tur­ing Ni’n na L’nu: The Mi’kmaq of Prince Ed­ward Is­land. There is also ge­neal­ogy in­for­ma­tion avail­able. The mu­seum is open Mon­day to Fri­day, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sun­days, 1-4 p.m. in the off-sea­son, ad­mis­sion is free (ex­cept for groups); how­ever, do­na­tions are ap­pre­ci­ated. Call 902432-2880. one of seven P.E.I. Mu­seum Sites, was built in 1877 and con­sid­ered one of Char­lot­te­town’s finest homes. To­day, it stands as a won­der­ful ex­am­ple of Vic­to­rian ar­chi­tec­ture. There is also a small book­store and gift­shop. De­cem­ber hours for tours are Mon­day, Tues­day, Thurs­day and Fri­day, noon to 4 p.m. (other times by ap­point­ment). Any­one who would like more in­for­ma­tion should call 902-368-6603.

of Canada — Green Gables Her­itage Site and the site of Mont­gomery’s Cavendish home. Green Gables is fa­mous as the in­spi­ra­tion for the set­ting of Mont­gomery’s Anne of Green Gables. Call 902-963-7874 for more in­for­ma­tion.

is in the for­mer home of J. Watson MacNaught, Summerside. The ge­neal­ogy cen­tre has staff to search for an­ces­tors. Hours are Tues­day to Satur­day, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Tues­day, 5-9 p.m. Call 902-432-1332 for more in­for­ma­tion.

Queen Char­lotte Ar­moury, 3 Hav­i­land St., Char­lot­te­town, high­lights the history of mil­i­tary forces on P.E.I. and Is­lan­ders at war. Hours are Mon­day to Fri­day, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Thurs­days 7-9 p.m. Ad­mis­sion is free; do­na­tions are ap­pre­ci­ated. Call 902-368-0108 for more in­for­ma­tion.

will be open by chance or ap­point­ment for the win­ter. Cur­rent dis­plays are a history of the area, in­clud­ing First Na­tions Peo­ples, Aca­di­ans and early English ar­rivals start­ing with Sa­muel Hol­land’s plan for Lot 28. Also, the per­sonal col­lec­tions of two so­ci­ety mem­bers will high­light the history of CJRW ra­dio sta­tion in Summerside and the re­cep­tion of ra­dio sig­nals in this area from the mid-1920s. Gift shop is open as well. The mu­seum is lo­cated at #47 Route 10 at Tryon. There is no ad­mis­sion charge but mem­ber­ships or do­na­tions to the Tryon & Area His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety Inc. will be wel­come. For in­for­ma­tion call 902-658-2009.

will present the doc­u­men­tary “Mars at Sun­rise” on Jan. 9, 2 p.m., at The Guild, 111 Queen St., Char­lot­te­town. Ev­ery­one is wel­come. Ad­mis­sion is by do­na­tion. Filmed in 2013, “Mars at Sun­rise” is "a thought­ful and in­ven­tive look at a seem­ingly end­less war," ac­cord­ing to Jeanette Catsoulis of the New York Times. The film por­trays the con­flict be­tween artists on ei­ther side of Is­rael’s mil­i­ta­rized bor­ders and ex­plores how a pow­er­ful cre­ative mind sur­vives, and even thrives, un­der pres­sure. Check out Face­book at Cine­mal Po­lit­ica Char­lot­te­town.

is tak­ing a break for the Christ­mas sea­son and will re­turn on Jan. 14 with “Scenic Cruises of the World: Ma­jes­tic Amer­i­cas” (56 min­utes). Many videos are drawn from the col­lec­tion of the late Blanche Hogg. The pub­lic is in­vited to bring a lunch. The Friends of Eptek will pro­vide tea, cof­fee and cook­ies. Films are screened Thurs­days at noon; there is no ad­mis­sion. Do­na­tions for re­fresh­ments are ac­cepted. Other films for Jan­uary in­clude: Jan. 21 - ”Aus­tralian Rail­way: Coast to Coast (57 min­utes); and Jan. 28 - “Aus­tralian Rail­way: Trop­ics to Tas­ma­nia” (57 min­utes). All films are dis­trib­uted by Reader’s Digest.

will re­sume for 2016 at Birch­wood In­ter­me­di­ate School on Tues­days, start­ing Jan. 12, 3 p.m., for be­gin­ner level stu­dents with var­i­ous class times for in­ter­me­di­ate/ad­vanced level dancers be­ing of­fered. Call MacLean, 902-5665545 or email judy­macle­an­dance@east­link.ca.

are Wed­nes­days, 7-8:30 p.m., at Mur­phy’s Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, Rich­mond Street, Char­lot­te­town, Room 303. The dances are called and done with four cou­ples in a square set to Don Messer-style mu­sic. No part­ner is nec­es­sary to at­tend, and dress is ca­sual. Call The Ta­ma­rack­ers at 902-629-1869.

are for ages two to four as well as mu­si­cal the­atre classes for ages five to seven and eight to 13. Go to http://kingsplay­house.com/class­work­shops or call the play­house at 1-888-346-5666.

are held on Satur­day morn­ings at The Guild, Char­lot­te­town. A 10-week win­ter ses­sion starts Jan. 16, with a free trial class. Enjoy singing, danc­ing, play­ing, bond­ing, learn­ing. RSVP to the­brightred­mud.ca or 902-3149924. Lim­ited spots are avail­able, so reg­is­ter early.

on Jan. 9, with drama classes for ages four and up. Visit Class Act PEI on Face­book, call 902370-2907 or email clas­s­act­pei@gmail.com for more in­for­ma­tion. Stag­gered pay­ment plans are avail­able.

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