Lively Songs for Little People
Tuesdays and Thursdays
The Musicman’s casual drop-in shows continue to the end of May. At a small family-friendly rate, the weekly presentations include movement, song, dance, and humour. Each Tuesday the gathering point is a new location this year, the upstairs Food Court in the Confederation Mall downtown Charlottetown. Showtime is 10:45–11:20 am. On Thursdays families come to the Stratford Gym from 10:45 am–11:20 am. The show is called Lively Songs for Little People and has been an ongoing opportunity for young children’s and family’s initial social interactions.
Festive Wreath Contest & Exhibition
National Child Day Parade
The National Child Day Parade is organized each year in collaboration with the Department of Education, Early Learning and Culture and the Early Childhood Development Association. The Charlottetown parade will begin at 10 am sharp in front of the Rodd Charlottetown Hotel. It runs up Kent Street, turns right onto Great George Street and ends at Province House. Everyone invited.
Gary’s Christmas sequenced lights and music show
December 1–31 (times vary)
Drive Thru Living Nativity
The 7th annual Drive Thru Living Nativity will take place at the farm of Chyrs and Doreen Jenkins at 6452 Route 19 in Canoe Cove from December 8–10, 5:30–8:30 pm. Bring your family and friends to see baby Jesus, Mary, Joseph, shepherds, kings, angels and live animals along with a choir singing Christmas songs. There will be a large display of Christmas lights and decorations. Freewill donations will be collected for the Children's Wish Foundation and Santa's Angels.
Bubbles and Bells
Every Wednesday to December 13
Linkletter music school, and The Guild present Bubbles and Bells. Bubbles and Bells is interactive theatre for children four weeks old to four-year-olds. There will be fun stimulation, and lots of bubbles. This is a pay what you can at the door event.
LGBTQ+ Youth Group
LGBTQ+ Youth Group meets on the last Tuesday of the month from 6–8 pm at Murphy’s Community Centre, Richmond St, Charlottetown. It’s open to all youth 18 and under. Allies are welcome. Come to meet peers, contribute to discussion, and participate in fun activities. Snacks and materials are provided. The group is facilitated by trained staff and volunteers.
Mental health resources at home
Mental health resources for children and youth are helping Island families from the comfort of their own homes. The online programming and telehealth services of the Strongest Families partnership have no wait times and fit families’ schedules, eliminating the need to travel, take time off work or school, or change normal routines. Over the past year, they have helped more than 130 families with children and youth ages 3 to 17 who experience behaviour, anxiety, and/or nighttime bedwetting problems. Families can be referred to the Strongest Families programs through their primary care provider or community mental health services by calling 1-866-833-5443. There are currently three programs offered: Behaviour program (for ages 3 to 12); Anxiety program (for ages 6 to 17); Nighttime bedwetting (for ages 5 to 12). Participants receive written materials and skill-demonstration videos (via handbooks or delivered by smart-website technology) as well as weekly telephone support from a coach. On PEI, the program represents an investment of $100,000 annually, funded from within Health PEI’s Mental Health and Addictions division. www.healthpei.ca/mentalhealth, www.strongestfamilies.com
Be a Big Brother/Big Sister
Visit our Library programs page for kids/youth and family events at your local library.