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Stella Shepard book signing

Stella Shepard will sign copies of her book Ashes of My Dreams (Acorn Press, 2016) at Indigo, Charlo [ ... ]

Deposits to Art Bank

Island artists will have their work seen by more people thanks to the PEI government’s reinvestmen [ ... ]

Royal Treasure Hunt

May 4 & 21

Children ages 5–12 can hunt for royal treasure during two upcoming Professional Development days (May 4 and 21) from 9 am–3 pm. Participants will be given a trail of clues or be assigned a task to reach the next level. Complete the final stage and find the mysterious hidden objects to get a whole picture of the missing treasure map. Full and half day rates available. All proceeds go to a local community service program. Located at 344 University Ave, Charlottetown. Info: Chloe, 902-393-0581

Ball Hockey Program

May 5–June 9

A five and a half week Ball Hockey Program will begin on May 5, continuing until June 9 at the Cody Banks Arena. The program will have a focus on fun and skill development and will also include mini games with the groups. Participants will be divided according to age levels which will dictate what time that particular program is run. The ages for the program are 5–7, 8–10 and 11–12. A fee of $40 (City resident) and $55 (Non-resident) will apply and all participants will receive a t-shirt. Registration is now open online as well as in person at City Hall. Registrations will not be accepted at the rink. Space is limited. For more information on any of the spring programs, contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 902-368-1025.

PEI’s Princess & Superhero Party

May 20

PEI Chapter of the Children’s Wish Foundation invites all Princesses and Superheroes to attend an afternoon of fun May 20, 2 to 5 pm, at Delta Prince Edward Ballroom, Charlottetown, presented by Lawtons Drugs. Children will have the opportunity to meet and take photos with their favourite Princesses and Superheroes. There will be entertainment, a Royally Rockin’ Dance Party, Princess Parlour, Superhero Training & Activity room, sing-a-longs, storytelling, ballerinas from Dance Stars Academy, face painting, silent auction, balloon twisting, photo area, cupcakes, snacks, surprises and fun. Tickets are available at www.childrenswish.ca/charlottetownparty or call 902-566-5526. Email Jennifer Gillis, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., for info.

Children's Theatre Workshop

June 9, 16, 23 & 30

In a free children’s theatre workshop presented by The River Clyde Pageant, young participants will use a blend of improv games, creative movement and dramatic play to unleash their imaginations and explore the themes of this year’s Pageant. No experience is necessary. Workshop leader Jane Wells has been creating plays with and teaching drama to children for over 20 years. Workshop runs June 9, 16, 23, 30 from 1-4 pm at New Glasgow Christian Church for kids ages 8-12. Register/info: www.riverclydepageant.com/get-involved

Lively Songs for Little People

Every Tuesday (Charlottetown)
Every Thursday (Stratford)

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. 

Interactive theatre for young children at The Guild

Every Wednesday 

Linkletter music school and The Guild present Bubbles and Bells, 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. Every Wednesday, 10 am at The Guild in Charlottetown.  

Free Family Place Programs

Monday–Friday

Family Place hosts free family programs in Summerside, Miscouche, Kinkora, Kensington, and Borden-Carleton. For details and registration contact 902-436-1348 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Miscouche Playgroup takes place at Miscouche Recreation Centre on High School St, Miscouche, Mondays 9:30–11:30 am. 
Kinkora Playgroup takes place in the Senior's Room at Kinkora Place, 45 Anderson Street, Kinkora, Mondays 9:30–11:30 am.
Rock & Talk Playgroup takes place at Family Place, 75 Central Street, Summerside, Mondays 9:30–11:30 am. 
Wiggle, Giggle & Munch takes place at Family Place, 75 Central Street, Summerside, Tuesdays 9:30–11:30 am to May 22.
Stroller Fit is hosted by Family Place at Credit Union Place walking track Tuesdays 1:30–2:30 pm. 
Nobody's Perfect Parenting Program is held at Family Place, 75 Central Street, Summerside, Tuesdays 6–8 pm to April 24.
Kensington Playgroup is hosted at Murray Christian Centre on School Street, Kensington, Wednesdays 9:30–11:30 am. 
Bosom Buddies Breastfeeding Support Group is offered at Family Place, 75 Central Street, Summerside, Wednesdays 10:00–11:30 am. 
New Beginnings Prenatal Group is held at Family Place, 75 Central Street, Summerside, Wednesdays 5:30–7:30 pm.
Beyond the Bump Postnatal Group is offered at Family Place, 75 Central Street, Summerside, Thursdays 9:30–11:30 am.
Borden-Carleton Playgroup is held in the Community Library in the Fire Hall, 244 Borden Ave, Bordon-Carleton, Fridays 9:30–11:30 am.
Summerside Playgroup is hosted at Family Place, 75 Central Street, Summerside, Fridays 9:30-11:30 am.
Triple P Positive Parenting Programs (Primary Care and Standard) are hosted by Family Place, 75 Central Street, Summerside. This program is delivered one-on-one by appointment. Level 3 Primary Care Triple P gives guidance that is tailored to help you with specific issues. To register, call 902-436-1348 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

LGBTQ+ Youth Group 

Last Tuesday of the month

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/mentalhealthwww.strongestfamilies.com 

Be a Big Brother/Big Sister

Make a difference with Big Brothers Big Sisters. Pass your wisdom, knowledge and experience on. Be a Big Brother, Big Sister, Big Couple or an In-School Mentor. Making a difference in the life of a child is easier than you think. Info: 569-KIDS (1-877-411-3729), This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or www.bbbspei.ca.

Visit our Library programs page for kids/youth and family events at your local library.

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April 28
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May 5–12
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Author reading: Richard Harrison

May 22 at 7:30 pm
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