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Are you looking for a fun, affordable and memorable escape? Prince Edward County “The County” is a friendly rural community tucked into the “golden triangle” between Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa on the north shore of Lake Ontario. The County in recent years has become a top culinary and winery destination. Visitors can also enjoy the local boutiques and the white dunes of Sandbanks Provincial Park. read more …}

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April newsletterWINE * DINE * STAY * PLAY……April 2017

It’s APRIL in the County! As the days get warmer, the action heats up with art exhibits, nature tours, Spring Countylicious, and the opportunity to hear some of Canada’s best authors read from their works.

Win Prizes!  Newsletter subscribers have an opportunity to win these great prizes, provided by County merchants. Details at http://prince-edward-county.com/newsletter-signup/. The first draw is in April. enter to win  

April Getaways

It’s an ideal time to visit for some R&R or a spring getaway. Many of our hospitality partners are offering fabulous April specials and getaway packages.

Hello spring

Easter Celebrations

A County Easter at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Bloomfield ~ Thu. April 13 – Sun April 16. A weekend for the entire family. Experience Easter in a fresh and exciting way. Check details }

Easter Parade & Egg Hunt in Milford ~ Sat. April 15. Bonnet decorating, parade and extra treats for children (12 and under) who take part in the parade. Egg Hunt at the Ball Diamond. Loonie Hot Dogs and Hot Chocolate available at the Food Booth … Check details }

Easter Egg Hunt at Benson Park in Picton ~ Sat. April 15. Picton Firefighters Association is pleased to announce the return of our Easter Egg Hunt. Weather permitting, registration begins at 9:00am, hunt starts at 10:00am. $2.00 per child.  Check details }

Easter Egg Hunt and Petting Zoo at Centennial Park in Northport ~ Sat. April 15 at 10:35 sharp.Registration between 9:30 and 10:30. Check details } easter basket

Easter Sunday Egg Hunt & Festivities at Campbell’s Orchards in Carrying Place ~ Sun. April 16. Last year Campbell’s Orchards raised $4600.00 for the Canadian Cancer Society… thank you to everyone who came and showed their support. Check details }

Easter Weekend at Drake Devonshire ~ April 16 – 17. We’ve got a lineup of long weekend goodness that will get you hopping. Join us for the Easter Egg Hunt and Holiday Brunch. Check details }

Easter Brunch and Dinner Buffets at Isaiah Tubbs Resort & The Restaurant on the Knoll ~ Sun April 16. A visit from the Easter Bunny and an Easter Egg Hunt for the children. Check details }

Easter Brunch at The Waring House ~ Sun. April 16 @10:30am and 2:30pm. The cost is $24.95/person (or $12.95 for kids age 4-11). It’s very popular, so we recommend reservations. Check details }

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Food & Wine

We love food in the County and we celebrate it constantly. There’s always a community supper going on, while our gourmet restaurants vie with each other to make the most delicious use of fresh local produce. dining

Spring Countylicious!  ~ until April 23. The County’s month-long celebration of gastronomy features divine dining at down to earth prices. County chefs have created unique three course prix fixe menus consisting of an appetizer, entrée and dessert, offered at $40 per person. Now’s your chance to try a new restaurant, or revisit your favourites. Don’t be late for dinner, it’s all too good to miss. Bon appetit! See www.countylicious.com for details and menus. stay Check out these Countylicious getaway packages Find out more }

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Cookery School Classes ~ Wednesdays & Sundays at The Waring House Cookery School. Check details }

Sunday Night in Canada at Drake Devonshire ~ Weekly on Sundays until June 25. The Drake is taking a culinary trip across Canada and you’re on the guest list!  Check details }

Double Discount Dinner at Isaiah Tubbs Resort and the Restaurant on the Knoll ~ April 6th and 20th from 5pm until 8pm. Join us for dinner on selected dates and our Tubbs Clubb Members will receive 40% off all food. Check details }

Scotch Tastings & Dinners ~ Wed April 12 at The Waring House. Join us as scotch lovers from around the county unite to enjoy this amber gold in a glass. Check details }

South Bay United Church Spring Dinner ~ Wed April 26 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Featuring chicken & biscuits and all the trimmings. Tickets available at the door. Check details }

Thank you to our newsletter sponsor Elizabeth CrombieElizabeth Crombie


Spring Show “March into May”  ~ Arts on Main Gallery invites you to our Spring Show exhibiting our unique collection of artwork created by 25 county artists. The show continues until May 8th. Details }

Howling at the moon women’s ancient wisdom ~ not to be missed. April 1-29, opening reception Fri April 9. New paintings and assemblages by Rhonda Nolan. Try and take this in at Artistic Inklings in Picton. Find out more }

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American Impressionism

Art Series at the Regent Theatre: Art: Russian Avant -Garde Sunday, April 2nd at 1:00pm Details } American Impressionism Sunday, April 16th, 2017 at 1:00pm Details }

Oeno Gallery Exhibition ~ New paintings by Daniel Hughes and Simon Andrew. Meet the artists at the opening reception Saturday, April 8th, 5-7pm. Details }

10th Anniversary Open House  ~ April 8 & 9 – 10 AM to 6 PM. Tara Wilkinson of Love Nest Studios & Andrew Csafordi of the Andrew Csafordi Studio Gallery are celebrating 10 years of living and working in Prince Edward County. They welcome everyone to their 10th Anniversary Open House.  Details }

Encaustic Painting Workshops ~ April 22 & 23. Encaustic Sculptural Painter Andrew Csafordi is offering weekend encaustic painting workshops.  Details }

Baxter Arts Centre provides varied arts programs for residents of Prince Edward County and visitors. During April: smART Club for Kids, Freestyle Oils, Glassblowing, Learning Lunches for Artists, Sewing, Pre-school Music, OPEN STUDIO creative hands, Life Drawing, Yin Yang Yoga, Spring Qigong Training Workshop, Painting, Inspired by the Masters, [email protected], Dance for Everyone!  Details } Arts Trail

Art is everywhere in The County. Drive the Arts Trail and meet the talented artists and gallery owners who make The County a beautiful place to explore, explore and unwind. Find out more at artstrail.ca   PEC Arts Council

To learn more about local arts & cultural events, sign up for the PEC Arts Council’s newsletter Artscene. www.pecartscouncil.org


nunsenseNUNSENSE!!! A frolicking, habit-forming musical comedy at Mount Tabor Community Playhouse in Milford. Fri March 31, Sat. Apr. 1, Sun. Apr. 2, Fri. Apr. 7, Sat. Apr. 8, Sun. Apr. 9 A Marysburgh Mummers production. Find out more }

Authors Festival PEC Authors Festival ~ Thu April 20 to Sat April 22 at Books & Company in Picton. Join us for the Prince Edward County Authors Festival, an annual celebration of writers, readers and the written word in picturesque Picton on the bay. Find out more }

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CANADA IS ~Sat. April 22 @7:30pm at Rednersville-Albury Community Church, Carrying Place. To celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, the Country Church Players are proud to present “Canada Is”. The show features all things Canadian and promises to be a lively mix of music and comedy for the whole family. Net proceeds will be donated to the Storehouse food bank in Wellington. Find out more }

Canadian Orpheus Male Choir ~ Sun. April 2 at the Wellington United Church  Find out more }

William Shakespeare’s Macbeth ~ Thurs. April 6 through to Sat., April 8 at 7:00 p.m. at Prince Edward Collegiate, Picton.   Find out more }

Jack de Keyzer Blues Powered 2017 ~ Fri. April 7 at 8:00pm at The Regent Theatre. Find out more }

Music Night featuring The Reasons, The Reasonettes & Guests ~ Fri., April 7 at 6:30 PM – 10 PM Royal Canadian Legion Branch 160 – Wellington, Chili Dinner & Cash Bar Silent Auction and 50/50. Come out and enjoy a night of music and dancing! Proceeds will support The de Vries Natural Heritage Collection project.  Find out more }

Vimy and the child soldier from Hillier presented by The County Storytelling Festival Series ~ Sunday April 9 @ 2pm at the House of Falconer, 1 Walton St., Picton. Find out more }

100th Anniversary of Ontario Women’s Right to Vote ~ Sun. April 9th from 1:30-4 pm at Wellington on the Lake Recreation Centre. The Friends of the Wellington Heritage Museum are hosting a fundraiser to develop a community entertainment space and heritage garden in the Museum’s rear yard. Find out more }lace. To celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, the Country Church Players are proud to present “Canada Is”. The show features all things Canadian and promises to be a lively mix of music and comedy for the whole family. Net proceeds will be donated to the Storehouse food bank in Wellington. Find out more }

Mark your calendars…….The zany Taste That comedy troupe is back on stage at the Athol Town Hall in Cherry Valley on Saturday April 22nd at 8 pm with Bye Bye Bargie: The Resurfacing. Tickets $10. Find out more }

TD Jazz Education Spring Fling Concert ~ Sun. April 23 @ 2:30 PM at the Regent Theatre.  Visit pecjazz.org for details.

The Writes Of Spring ~ Wed. April 26 @ 8:00pm. The Regent Theatre presents The Writes Of Spring, a night of music and conversation.  Find out more }

Roblin Lake Jamboree & Open Mic ~ Sat. April 29, 1-4 pm at the Ameliasburgh Town Hall. Come out and perform – instrumental and/or vocals, country, rock, jazz or blues – all levels and skills welcome. Join us for coffee, tea and goodies and enjoy the music; no charge, but donations welcome.  Find out more }

Free Family Movie ~ Sun. April 30 @2pm at The Regent Theatre  theregenttheatre.org

Check out the Live Entertainment lineup, Find out more }

Thank you to our newsletter sponsor P.E.C. Homewatch PEC Homewatch

Active & Outdoors

Yvette BreeWe’re proud to announce the winner of this year’s Ontario Parks Ecological Integrity Award: Yvette Bree, our Natural Heritage Education Coordinator at Sandbanks Provincial Park!  Yvette has given decades of dedicated, passionate service, protecting the ecological integrity of one of our busiest parks. Read more }

Waterfall Tours ~ Sat April 15 – Sun April 16, 11am to 4pm on Easter weekend. Picton Rotary presents Waterfalls of Prince Edward County. To view falls, check in with a Rotarian upon arrival at the falls site. Bring your camera — beautiful waterfalls seldom seen. Hiking attire recommended. Details }

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Get Active This Spring at the Ameliasburgh Town Hall ~ Tai chi /Chi Kung Tuesdays at 10 a.m. Knitting Thursdays from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Yoga Fridays from 1:00 – 2:00. Details } fitness

Get in Shape for Spring ~ The Cherry Valley Chick’s Exercise Group meets on Wednesdays 10-11am at Athol Town  Hall.  Gentle exercises in a friendly group atmosphere to a video. No charge. Men & women welcome.  And don’t miss Yoga with Carrie, April 6 to May 11, Thursdays 5:30-6:45 pm @ $5 per class.

If walking is more your speed, there a lots of options in The County.  Picton Walking Circles ( 5, 3, and 1 kms), Walking programs and Tai Chi through Community Care for Seniors, the Walking Program at Prince Edward Collegiate, and Come Alive Outside Fitness Trail in Picton.

Phil Norton photographyThe passion to take great photos leads you out into nature and incredible moments even a photograph cannot capture. Photo provided thanks to Phil Norton www.countyoutings.com

Photography Adventures ~ Find out more about the “Photography & Fitness” twice-weekly photo excursions around The County and region. They’re led by Phil Norton, local photographer.  Any level of experience with any camera or smart phone is welcome. Find out more }

Picton Squash Open ~ Fri April 21 – Sun April 23 at Prince Edward Fitness and Aquatic Centre. The 5th Annual Picton Open will feature 48 squash players of all levels. Details }

Spring Wellness Fair ~ Sat April 22 @ 10am to 3pm at EverFit Studios in Bloomfield. Join us for our 1st annual Spring Wellness Fair! Draws, demos and more.We assembled a group of local experts to help you on your journey to health and wellness!  Details }

Community Corner

Herbal Health & Medicine Making workshop series ~ Sun April 2 at Bloomfield Hall. This 4-part workshop series covers natural approaches to various aspects of home health care, with a special focus on herbal medicine. Each workshop also includes a “make & take” herbal project… Find out more }

Free Dentistry ~ Fri. April 7 at Family Dentistry at Picton. First come first served. Helping people who need dental care. Find out more }

Blood Donor Clinic ~ Mon. April 10 at Prince Edward County Community Centre. Join us and give the Gift of Life! The need for blood is constant, every minute of every day, someone in Canada needs blood. Find out more }

Trash Bash ~ Sat April  22.  Can you spare 20 minutes to help your community by picking up litter from roadside, parks and sidewalks? All you need to do is decide where you want to pick and we will provide the supplies and litter drop-off locations. Find out more }

Coming in May

County POPSave the date: County POP Music Festival ~ Sat. May 6
Bill and Joel Plaskett | Terra Lightfoot | Luther Wright and The Wrongs | The Weather Station | Moon Sugar + Local Guest Appearances http://www.countypop.com/

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Join us for seasonal celebrations, festivals and fairs ~ check the schedule }

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