Clyde River history on display
Vivian Beer, one of the organizers behind the Clyde River History Lectures series, and author Leonard Cusack, left, look over old pictures of the Dalton Sanatorium prior to a presentation on the building at Riverview Community Centre last weekend. The series will continue with presentations on Feb. 6 and Feb. 20. deserts of Afghanistan. Museum hours are Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Thursdays, 7-9 p.m. Admission is free, however donations are appreciated. If you would like more information you can call 902-368-0108 or check out the website at www.peiregimentmuseum.ca.
will be open by chance or appointment for the winter months. Current displays focus on 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. Anyone who would like more information is encouraged to call 902-6582009. on Mondays until Feb. 1, when the last speaker in the series will be Ian Scott, who will give a presentation entitled Scottish Settlement.
will meet Feb. 4, 7 p.m., to discuss Poldark: Ross Poldark” by Winston Graham. The first novel of a series set in Cornwall, England during 17831820, this book follows Ross Poldark as he copes with returning home after war in America. Everyone is welcome to attend. The Eptek Art & Culture Centre is located at 130 Heather Moyse Dr. on the Summerside waterfront and is a site of the P.E.I. Museum and Heritage Foundation. For more information call 902-888-8373.
will be delivered by Rita Wong, a professor, watershed researcher, activist, poet and multi-media artist, on Feb. 4, at 7 p.m. , in the Alex H. MacKinnon Auditorium, Room 242, of UPEI’s Don and Marion McDougall Hall.
a professor, watershed researcher, activist, poet and multi-media artist, on Feb. 5, 7:30 p.m., for a public reading of her poetry in the Dawson Lounge (Room 520) in SDU Main Building. The reading is sponsored by the UPEI faculties of Arts and Science with funding from the Canada Council for the Arts. continue on Feb. 6, 1:30-3:30 p.m., at the Riverview Community Centre, 718 Clyde River Road, Clyde River, with Verna Clow - History of Clow's Store. Country stores were an important part of the fabric within Island communities over the years. Many did not survive, but Clow's Store in Hampshire is still thriving. Verna will talk about the history of their store from the early days when Albert Clow first founded it. Her presentation will include photos of the store over the years and how they changed with the times while maintaining strong customer loyalty. There will be coffee/tea and homemade treats along with tours of the large collection of artifacts and photos highlighting the history of the community. All are welcome to attend. The series will continue with a presentation on Feb. 20.
in support of the QEH Foundation. All are welcome to share a short story on any subject they would like to write about. Poems, secret recipes with a story, art work, music, history, newspaper clippings of interest and photos are always popular. Keep in mind the art work and photos will be printed in black and white. The deadline is Feb. 29. Anyone who can help is encouraged to contact 902-651-2017.
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. Anyone who would like more information can call The Tamarackers at 902629-1869.
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 for information.
are held on Saturday mornings at The Guild, Charlottetown. A 10-week winter session started 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.
with drama classes for ages four and up. Visit Class Act PEI on Facebook, call 902-3702907 or email email@example.com for more information. Staggered payment plans are available.
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 902432-1332 for more information.
a fun group of people with a variety of levels of musical skills who enjoy playing in an orchestra, practises Saturdays, 10 a.m., in the activities room, Andrews of Stratford, 355 Shakespeare Dr., Stratford. For information, go to www.dntspei.blogspot.ca or call Chris at 902-569-3818. meets in the activities room, Andrews of Stratford, 355 Shakespeare Dr., Stratford. Under the direction of Kay Linkletter with accompanist Leah Inman, rehearsals are held on Tuesdays, 7-9 p.m. For information contact Larry MacDonald, president, 902-393-3353.