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Call for submissions

The Peake Street Collective is currently seeking artist participants for an upcoming exhibition expl [ ... ]

Paint the Town

No experience is necessary for the upcoming Paint the Town classes held at The Black Rafter Lounge i [ ... ]

Those Generation Cycles

Fridays & Saturdays in August

Talks will be held at 11 am on Fridays and Saturdays at the Old Church (blue roof) 178 Borden Ave, Borden-Carleton through August. Island author, Farren Gainer, has written a new book, Those Generation Cycles – The Untold Story, available on Amazon and published by online Best Seller Publishing. The author presents himself as “a master of intrigue” with historical back-up to qualify the claim to be from “a 3rd generation of re-inventors.” He guarantees people will find his personal insights/inroads of some benefit.  Gainer says that he hopes the subject material will lend itself to intriguing round-table discussions. There will be one-to-one and group consultations available on the days of the talk and through Aug. Farren Gainer came to PEI from Kingston, ON and before that from valuable work experiences in Great Britain. He founded Wild Hare Books in Charlottetown, a small press, publishing his own works such as Mice in the WiresSoul Amazers, and Chugg – the not so little Bug.

Stanhope Historical Society

August 13

“Do You Know? I Heard It on the Party Line,” will address one of the most interesting aspects of early telephone service. There have been many technical developments since the introduction of telephone service on PEI in the 1920s. However, the most interesting and entertaining period in the evolution of our modern telephone service was the time of rural community telephone switchboards—like the one in the Marshall’s home in Stanhope—and the multiple party lines connected to it. Come hear stories, skits, and reminiscences and see photos of those responsible for making connections on these party lines. The meeting will be held at Stanhope Place, 2784 Bayshore Road on Rte 25 just off Rte 6, August 13 at 7:30 pm. Programs are free although donations and participation in a 50:50 draw are always appreciated as they help support the Society’s programs which are followed by refreshments. Info: Allen Stoolmiller, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 902-672-1462

Tuesday Talks at Acadian Museum

August 14 

The 14th edition of the popular Tuesday Talks at Acadian Museum continue. On August 14 singer Jeannita Bernard will lead a discussion on “La Cuisine à Mémé,” a popular dinner theater held at the Étoile de Mer Restaurant, in Mont-Carmel, from 1985 to 2003. That activity contributed greatly to the cultural and tourist industry in the Evangeline Region. Several of the actors and musicians who participated in the supper theatre will take part in the discussion. The talks begin at 7 pm. Admission is free, donations appreciated. The Acadian Museum of PEI is located in Miscouche on Highway 2, 10 km west of Summerside. 902-432-2880

Keir Memorial Museum Summer Talks 2018

August 15

All presentations begin at 10 am on Wednesdays. The History of Log Houses on Prince Edward Island by Doug Sobey will be held August 15. Keir Memorial Museum is located at 2214 Rte-20, Malpeque. 

Emigration of the Islanders

August 18

Calum Bàn Buchanan wrote a poem in Gaelic called ”Emigration of the Islanders.” Iain S MacPherson of the University of the Highlands & Islands, Scotland, has translated this poem into English. On August 18 at 6:30 pm at the Sir Andrew Macphail Homestead he will talk about the poem and his translation. “The Emigration of the Islander” is one of the most all-encompassing and engaged PEI-based and PEI-composed pieces in the entire canon of Scottish Gaelic literature regarding migration and displacement. Buchanan takes a clear-eyed and resolutely pro-emigration stance in the debate revolving around the merits of pitfalls in removal acts of chain migration from the Highlands and Islands to British North America, the colony of PEI among the key areas of arrival. The talk will feature a reading of Iain MacPherson’s modern translation of the song-poem originally commissioned for the 2003 celebrations of the Polly’s arrival in PEI. It will be given in memory of the late Harry Baglole was instrumental in planning this talk. No previous knowledge of Gaelic is necessary in order to learn from and enjoy this talk. A cash bar will be available at 6:30 pm, admission is by donation. Info: Angela Jeffrey, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.www.macphailhomestead.ca

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Some Upcoming Events

Fall Flavours 2018

New guest chefs this year for month-long culinary event August 31–September 30
Various locations  [ ... ]

Up in Smoke

Productions in Summerside and Charlottetown for Feast 40th Tuesday–Saturday
Rodd Charlottetown
Brot [ ... ]

Music from the Hills of Home

Tuesdays
Harmony House Janet McGarry and her band Wildwood have a new show, Music from the Hills of  [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Going pro

Profile: Brielle Ansems by Jane Ledwell When Brielle Ansems plays the role of Josie Hogan in A Moo [ ... ]

Richard Vickerson art

by Richard Vickerson The windows of my studio open onto a few old maple trees. They were once part  [ ... ]

Law Foundation funding

The Law Foundation of Prince Edward Island announced its grant funding for 2018 recently. Among the  [ ... ]