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St. Peter’s Wild Blueberry Festival is July 29 to Aug. 6: www. stpetersblueberryfestival.com or 902-961-2934.
Island Fringe Festival is Aug. 3-6: www.islandfringe.com.
Pig ’n’ Whistle featuring The Rustlers is July 29, 8 p.m., at the Kaylee Hall in Pooles Corner. Doors open at 7:15 p.m.
A dance is at 56 St. Peters Rd., Charlottetown, July 29, 9 p.m. to midnight. Music is by Music and Friends with Joe Hynes. There is a free lunch and a 50/50 draw.
Square dance is at the Olde Lorne Valley School, 922 Lorne Valley Rd. (near Cardigan) Wednesdays, 8-11 p.m. Admission is $6. Lunch is served.
Wednesday dances are at Hillsborough Park Community Centre. The next one is Aug. 2, 8:30-11:30 p.m. Music is by Joe Hynes and Friends with free lunch and 50/50.
Pig and Whistle Dance, hosted by the Gary Chipman Band, is Thursdays at the New London Community Complex, 8-11 p.m. Music is 1950s and ’60s rock ’n’ and roll and old-time fiddle square set. Admission is at the door. Call 902-314-1865 or go to www. peiceilidhs.com.
A dance is Thursdays, 8-11 p.m., at the Centre Belle-Alliance, 5 Maris Stella Ave., off South Drive, Summerside with 1950s/’60s music by Fallback (Scott White, Dale Gaudet, Johnny Ross, Steve Guy, Tom DesRoches, Wayne Robichaud). Admission is at the door.
FOOD AND MUSIC
The Island History Sunday brunch series at Sir Andrew Macphail Homestead, Orwell, continues July 30, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., featuring brunch at 11 a.m. and a talk to follow by Dr. Sile Post on Macphail’s Homesteading Lifestyle: A Model for Modern Island Living”. Cost: $25 ($20 for members and local residents - King County and Orwell). The bi-weekly series is part of the homestead’s 2017 fundraising campaign.
“Down with Demon Run – Stories and Songs of Rum Running on Prince Edward Island” is Sundays at The Haviland Club. Doors open at 5 p.m.; show and supper are a 5:30 p.m. Tickets are at ticketwizard/ca or at the door.
Feast Dinner Theatres presents “Shucked” at Summerside’s Brothers 2 and at Rodd Charlottetown. Call 902-629-2321 (Charlottetown) or 902-436-7674 (Summerside) or visit www.feastdinnertheatres.com.
“Weak Shove of Talent” is the dinner theatre production at the Tignish Legion, Tuesday and Thursday nights. Tickets are at 902-853-6698.
“The Belle of the Ball” is the English-language production for this year’s “V’nez veiller” dinner theatre at the Acadian Musical Village, Abram-Village Tuesdays, to Aug. 29, 6:30 p.m. Tickets must be reserved in advance at 902-8543300.
“V’nez veiller” dinner-theatre production (in French) is at the Acadian Musical Village in AbramVillage, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 6:30 p.m., to Aug. 30. Tickets must be reserved at 902-854-3300.
A free circus show, “Carnaval en Promenade”, is July 30 at noon, part of the Rendez-vous Rustico Festival. It is at the Famers’ Bank of Rustico. Enjoy a fusion of music, dance, magic, juggling, an aerial circus and related workshop and a free barbecue.
“Anne & Gilbert” is at The Guild in Charlottetown. Go to www. theguildpei.com or contact the box office.
“Anne of Green Gables – The Musical” is in the Homburg Theatre, Confederation Centre of the Arts, Charlottetown. Go to www.confederationcentre.com or 1-800-565-0278.
“Atlantic Blue” is at The Guild in Charlottetown, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. Contact the box office.
“Barefoot in the Park” runs to Aug. 26 at the Watermark Theatre,
North Rustico. Check out www. watermarktheatre.com or 902963-3963.
“Bubbles & Bells” is Wednesdays, 10 a.m., to Aug. 9 at The Guild in Charlottetown. This interactive show for babies and toddlers is full of music, movement and bubbles. “Bittergirl - The Musical” is at The Mack in Charlottetown to Aug. 26. Contact the box office of Confederation Centre of the Arts.
Charlottetown Burlesque returns to The Guild in Charlottetown on July 28, 11 p.m. Contact the box office.
“Dot and Ada’s Bucket List” plays Thursdays until Aug. 31, 8 p.m., at the St. Peter’s Court House Theatre. Call 902-961-3636, check www.courthousetheatre.ca or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dramatic Dressing Room is an escape room activity at St. Peter’s Courthouse Theatre. Call after 10 a.m., Monday to Friday, 902-9613636.
“Dreamworks Madagascar A Musical Adventure Jr.” plays at The Guild in Charlottetown. Contact the box office.
“For the Love of the Island”, a new show featuring Treble with Girls (Jolee Patkai, Maxine MacLennan, Sheila MacKenzie, Norman Stewart), runs Wednesdays at the Kings Playhouse in Georgetown. Contact the box office.
“If it’s All Right with you – The Life and Music of My Father, Gene MacLellan” is at the P.E.I. Brewing Co., Kensington Road, Charlottetown. For tickets, contact the venue.
“Ireland Meets Scotland”, a celebration of Celtic heritage, music and dance, is at Orwell Corner Historic Village, Fridays, 7:30 p.m., to Aug. 25. Contact the Orwell Corner Historic Village.
“Million Dollar Quartet” is in the Homburg Theatre, Confederation Centre of the Arts, Charlottetown. Go to www.confederationcentre.com or call 1-800-565-0278.
Mrs. Warren’s Profession is at the Watermark Theatre, North Rustico. Contact www.watermarktheatre.com or 902-963-3963.
“The Birds and the Bees” is at the Victoria Playhouse, Victoria, until July 30. Contact the theatre box office.
“The Dream Catchers”, Confederation
Centre of the Arts Young Company, performs in the outdoor amphitheatre at noon until Aug. 19.
“The Four Tellers – Top Hats and Tall Tales” is at the Kings Playhouse in Georgetown, select performances at 7:30 p.m., featuring Alan Buchanan, Dennis King, Gary Evans and David Weale. Contact the box office.
“Highland Storm” is at the College of Piping in Summerside, select times until Aug. 2. For information, contact the box office.
“The Island Summer Review” is at Harmony House Theatre, Hunter River, featuring Mark Haines and Patrick Ledwell. Contact the theatre box office.
“Seusical Jr.” is at The Guild in Charlottetown. Contact the box office.
“Searching for Abegweit” is at the Harbourfront Theatre in Summerside. Contact the theatre box office.
“Signatures - A Canadian Spectacle Under the Stars”,
a free outdoor multimedia experience, is presented daily by Discover Charlottetown, Confederation Centre of the Arts and Graphics eMotion in celebration of Canada 150. It will run until Oct. 1.
The Prince County Exhibitions will host a youth talent competition on July 27 at 7 p.m. To register, email email@example.com or phone 902-853-3013.
Lady Soul - Baba’s, Charlottetown, July 28.
Magdalena Rose - Carr’s Oyster Bar, Stanley Bridge, July 28, 9:30 p.m.
Nick Hann - Brothers Two, Summerside, July 28.
Tristan Legg - Next Door@The Merchantman, Charlottetown, July 28.
Kim Albert - Charlottetown Legion, July 28.
Dave Doyle Band - Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club, Summerside, July 28.
Bridgette Blanchard - Marc’s Lounge, Charlottetown, July 28. Brian Dunn - Dundee Arms, Charlottetown, July 28.
Party Boots - Fishbones, Charlottetown, July 28.
Gorman and Oakie - Hunter’s Ale House, Charlottetown July 28.
DJ Woz Throwback Dance Party - Charlottetown Beer Garden, July
Richard Wood and Gordon Belsher - Old Triangle, Charlottetown, July 28.
Muddy Buddy and Desxter - Peakes Quay, Charlottetown, July
Neon Moon - RCAF Wing, Summerside, July 28.
Chris and Andy - John Brown Richmond Street Grill, Charlottetown, July 28.
Live music - Olde Dublin Pub, Charlottetown, July 28-29.
Brandon and Jen Gillis - Carr’s Oyster Bar, Stanley Bridge, July 29, 4-7 p.m.
Busted Skulls, Diner Drugs, Nothing Box - Baba’s Lounge, July 29.
Dave Woodside - Marc’s Lounge, Charlottetown, July 29.
The Young Ones – Charlottetown Legion, July 29.
Adam MacGregor and the Foe - Hunter’s Ale House, Charlottetown July 29.
Brielle Ansems - Next Door@The Merchantman, Charlottetown, July 29.
Renegade - RCAF Wing, Summerside, July 29.
The Museum Pieces –
The Sportsman’s Club, Charlottetown, July 29.
Mario Robichaud - Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club, Summerside, July 29.
Our Lady Peace tribute - Charlottetown Beer Garden, July 29.
Tradewinds - The Factory, Charlottetown, July 29.
More Soul - Fishbones, Charlottetown, July 29.
Mathematix - Peakes Quay, Charlottetown, July 29.
LITERARY EVENTS/ READINGS/ PRESENTATIONS
Tuesday Talks at the Acadian Museum in Miscouche Aug. 1 features historian Sally Ross, Tantallon, N.S., giving an illustrated talk in French on Acadian cemeteries in the Maritimes. Admission is free; donations are appreciated.
Malpeque History Society talks are Wednesdays, 10 a.m., at the Keir Memorial Museum. On Aug. 2, Malpeque Diaries: The Handwritten Diaries of School Teacher Lucy Palmer Haslam will be given by Mary McDonald-Rissanen.
Wednesday Evening with L.M. Montgomery is at the Bideford Parsonage Museum, 784 Bideford Rd. (Route 166), 7:30 p.m. On Aug. 2, guest readers will read “The Goose Feud”, a short story written by Montgomery and published in 1897, just two years after she taught school in Bideford. Light refreshments will follow.
MUSEUMS, INTERPRETIVE CENTRES
The Acadian Museum in Miscouche features “Miscouche of Bygone Days’’, commemorating the 200th anniversary of the parish of Miscouche (1817-2017), as well as numerous photos and artifacts from the museum’s collection. Call 902-432-2880.
The Anne of Green Gables Museum is in Park Corner. Contact 1-800-665-2663 or 902-886-2884 or go to www.annemuseum.com.
Beaconsfield Historic House, a P.E.I. Museum site, is in Charlottetown. Call 902-368-6603.
Bedeque Area Historical Museum is in the William Callbeck Centre, Central Bedeque, featuring a number of exhibits. Contact http://www.bedequemuseum.ca.
Bideford Parsonage Museum, a designated Historic Place of P.E.I., was built in 1878, on the North Cape Coastal Drive, 784 Bideford Rd. (Route 166). It is open daily.
The Canadian Potato Museum is in O’Leary. Contact 902-859-2039 or 1-844-849-1470 or go to www.canadianpotatomuseum.info.
Elmira Railway Museum is in Elmira, a P.E.I. Museum and Heritage site. Call 902-3577234 or go to peimuseum. com.
The Farmers’ Bank of Rustico Museum, a bilingual National Historic Site, is on Route 243, Rustico. Check www.farmersbank.ca or call 902-963-3168.
Green Park Shipbuilding Museum & Yeo House is in Port Hill, a P.E.I. Museum and Heritage site. Call 902-8317947 or go to peimuseum. com.
The Lucy Maud Montgomery Birthplace Museum is in New London. Call 902-886-2099 or go to www.lmmontgomerybirthplace.ca.
The MacNaught History Centre and Archives is at 75 Spring St., open year round. Admission is free. Call 902-432-1332 or 902432-1298.
Orwell Corner Historic Village is in Orwell Corner, a P.E.I. Museum and Heritage site. Call 902-6518515 or go to peimuseum.com.
The Sir Andrew Macphail Homestead in Orwell is open. Call 902651-2789.
The Tryon Museum features the history of Tryon and Lot 28, the development of radio broadcasting in P.E.I. and information on the life of local carpenter Edward Sharkey,
Cornwall Library Art Gallery is featuring Julia Rita Theriault’s exhibit, “Country P.E.I.”, until July 28. An exhibit by the artists known as Millie’s Marvels opens on Aug. 1, 7 p.m. Contact Giselle Déziel at 902-566-3347 for information on displaying.
1867-1970. Call 902-658-2009, or visit www.tryonareahistoricalsociety.com.
Wood Islands Lighthouse Museum is open. Contact 902962-3110 or go to woodislandslighhouse.com.
Confederation Centre Art Gallery is featuring Gretzky is Everywhere and RE: collection. Call 902-628-6111 or check out www. confederationcentre.com/en/artgallery.php.
Eptek Art & Culture Centre features “Art Begets Art: Hooked Mats and the Art that Inspired Them at 130 Heather Moyse Dr., Summerside. Call 902-888-8373 or visit www.peimuseum.com.
Karen Gallant Studio Gallery in Rustico is on the corner of Route 6 and 243, Rustico Road. Contact karengallant.com.
Gallery 18 has an exhibition entitled “Thérèse D’Amour - A Passion for Nature. The gallery is at 10686 Route 6, just west of the New London intersection. Call 902886-3201 or email info@Gallery18. com.
Kensington Art Gallery is at 27 Commercial St., in the Historic Kensington Train Station yard. Contact 902-886-2395 or sutton@ pei.sympatico.ca.
Maroon Pig Art Gallery and Cafe is at 37 Water St., Georgetown. Call 902-652-2569 or check www. maroonpig.ca.
The Purcell Parlour Gallery in Clyde River is open at random times. Drop by when the roadside sandwich sign is out on the highway. Call 902-368-7526 or go to www.juliapurcell.ca.
MacNaught History Centre and Archives features ongoing exhibits, featuring various Island artists. It is at 85 Spring St., Summerside. Call 902-432-1332 or 902432-1298.
Meadowbrook Arts, Crafts & Creations is in Crapaud, 677 Route 13. Visit meadowbrookartstudio.com.