Celebrating the season
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Staggered payment plans are available.