April newsletterWINE * DINE * STAY * PLAY……April 2018

It’s APRIL in the County! As the days get warmer, the action heats up with art exhibits, nature tours, Spring Countylicious, and the County POP Festival.

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.


Edgewater B&BEdgewater B&B ~ A modern Cape Cod home overlooking beautiful Picton Harbour & Yacht Club. 5 minute walk to downtown Picton. Merrill InnMerrill Inn
Classic country inn in the heart of Picton. Countylicious Stay & Dine – Early Spring Getaway 1 Night  – Birders Package
LittleJohn FarmLittlejohn Farm ~ A Wellness Farm ~ Unique Farm Stay Experience • Guided Wine Tours •  Culinary Workshops •  Access Bars Starlit Properties at Smith’s Bay
The water is crystal clear, shallow, with a sandy bottom. Swim, fish, snorkel, kayak, canoe, relax. Enjoy the brilliant sky scape.
Sunrise Cottage ResortSunrise Cottage Resort
Waterfront Resort with Luxury Cottages. Ideal for family vacations, group events & reunions
Jacksons Falls Country InnJacksons Falls Country Inn
Experience the fusion of European and First Nations cultures. Birders Package • Waterfall Weekend Package
Black River B&B Black River B&B
Waterfront adult-only B&B in a park-like sanctuary. Tea and Scone Afternoons: County Style
Sandbanks Vacations & ToursSandbanks Vacations & Tours
Wine /  Brew Tours •  Stay & Play Pkgs • Half Day Tours • Lunch & Wine Tours • Group or Corporate Pkgs
isaiah tubbs resort isaiah tubbs resort
Overlooking Sandbanks • Special rates until April 30 • Family vacations • Weddings • Conferences
The ManseThe Manse Boutique Inn & Spa
The perfect place for that special occasion.  Romantic fireplace rooms & Spa packages.
Modern LodgeModern Lodge
Luxury rental set amidst a beautiful forest of spruce trees. Girls Weekends, Couples Retreat, Craft Beer Weekend.
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Easter Weekend

EasterJoin us for Easter weekend activities ~ March 30 to April 2: Easter egg hunts, Parade, Church services, Pancake breakfast, Brunches and Dinners … More  information }

Easter Weekend Fundraising Party for The County Food Hub. If you love wine, music, and local comfort food and you’re wondering what to do Saturday, March 31 12-4, come on up to Three Dog Winery and help support the innovative County Food Hub project. Music by Mike Farrell and Trevor Norris. More information }

Waterfall Tours ~ March 31 & April 1: Easter weekend, Saturday & Sunday, 11am to 4pm. Beautiful waterfalls seldom seen. … More information }

Win a Deluxe Spa Package

The Manse Boutique Inn & Spa

ENTER to WinLAST CHANCE to ENTER – the draw date is March 30 !: Enter to win a Spa Package for 2 at The Manse Boutique Inn & Spa ~ Includes a one hour RMT Swedish Massage each, a half bottle of Hinterland sparkling wine, access to our heated outdoor pool and hot tub, private spa room to relax, cozy robes and slippers to use. Value is approx. $375. To be used Sunday-Thursday in the month of May or June, 2018.
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Sip & Savour

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.

countyliciousCountylicious  ~ April 6 -28: Spring Countylicious is our celebration of fine dining featuring prix fixe menus. The County is considered by many aficionados and locavores to be about as close to culinary heaven as you can get without requiring a second language and a passport.  … More information }

FREE Children’s Cooking Classes ~ April 5 at Rick Hotston Centre in Picton: Ages 9-12 (Limited Registration only 10 Spots Available)  … More information }

From the Farm Hands-On Cooking Classes ~ April 7 & 21. Experience the joy of cooking seasonally. From the Farm Cooking School is the ultimate field to table culinary experience. Located in a 1830’s farmhouse, the classes will capture your heart and senses.  … More information }

Hands-on Italian Cooking Class ~ April 14 & 28 at Angelo Bean Cooking Studio: Simple authentic Italian regional recipes are prepared with the best produce Prince Edward County as to offer. … More information }

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

Roast Beef Supper ~ April 15 @ 4:00pm to 6:00pm at Ameliasburgh Town Hall. St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church hosts a roast beef supper. Cost $15 per adults. … More information }

Grape to Glass tasting experience ~ April 21 @ 2 – 4pm at Sandbanks Estate Winery: Learn the Sandbanks way of wine through an interactive guided tasting in our barrel cellar!    … More information }

Tutored Wine and Chocolate Tasting ~ April 28 @ 2 – 4pm at Sandbanks Estate Winery:  Enjoy a tutored tasting of our reserve wines paired with hand made truffles! $20 per person…. More information }

Spring Shopping

Local Store PECThe Local Store opens for their 3rd season on Saturday April 28.  Featuring over 150 County artists, artisans plus local food producers and antiques! Find us on the road to Sandbanks, 768 County Road 12 . A must visit when you are in the County! More information }

Spring Show at Arts on Main Gallery in Picton, showcasing 25 co-op artists.  The show continues until May 22. More information }


KD Style/Studio is launching the Spring 2018 collection ~  April 21 @ 1am-5pm in Wellington. Saturday April 21st: Featuring the Spring 2018 collection from Kelley Derrett’s Collection! More information }

Kinsmen 8th Annual Charity Auction ~ April 21 at  Picton Elks, 7pm to 10pm, doors open at 6pm. LIVE AUCTION of merchandise provided by local businesses to raise funds that are used to support worthwhile causes and programs right here in Prince Edward County. Complimentary Food, Door Prizes …  More information }

Spring Blossom Craft Show ~ April 28 at Prince Edward County Community Centre:  “Handmade Only Craft Show”. .. More information }

The Elks Mothers Day Vendor EventApril 29 at 10am – 3 pm, Elks Lodge, 21 Elks St, Picton. More information }


Easter Egg Painting Workshop ~ March 28 at Picton Branch Library: March 28 at 1:30pm Picton Public Library … More information }

Easter Bonnet Decorating ~ The Annual Milford Easter Parade is Saturday, March 31 at 11a.m..Decorate your hat for the Easter Parade 10am. Come to the Milford Library with your hat and some materials, and we can provide glue and ribbons!  More information }

Herbs, Health & the Elements Workshop ~ Sunday April 8, 2-4 pm, Bloomfield Town Hall. Winter & Spring 2018 Workshops presented by Tamara Segal, a Registered Herbalist (RH) by the Ontario Herbalists Association. Make & Take: Carminative or Respiratory Tea Blend.  More information }

Paint Day ~ April 22 @ 1pm to 4pm at Ameliasburgh Town Hall: Friends of Ameliasburgh Heritage Village present Paint Day, with Megan Doyle Chisholm. Make a painting of beautiful spring flowers… More information }

Beekeeping seminarsIntroduction to Beekeeping Seminar Series ~ April 24  & May 1 @ 6:00pm-8:30pm at Huff Estates Winery. This two-part seminar series on Introductory Beekeeping is designed for those with little to no prior beekeeping experience. Come learn from a local instructor: the owner and lead beekeeper of Emily Rose Apiaries.  … More information }



Two-Day Encaustic Painting Workshop with Andrew Csafordi ~ April 28, at Andrew Csafordi Studio Gallery: … More information }

Baxter Arts Centre provides varied arts programs for residents of Prince Edward County and visitors. During April: smART Club for Kids, Yoga, Pre-school Music, OPEN STUDIO creative hands, Intro to Making Comics, Life Drawing, Paint with Kato, Spring Qigong, Foraged Wild Eats Workshop …  Details }

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



Big Rude Jake, Live at Legendz Pub ~ April 6 at 6 pm at Legendz Pub in Rossmore: Big Rude Jake Hiebert is a lyricist, songwriter, singer, musician, bandleader and history buff with a diverse array of influences. Noted for his skill as a blues shouter and raconteur,. More information }

Jack de Keyzer ~ April 7 at 8:00pm. at The Regent Theatre: A two time Juno, 7 time Maple Blues winner Jack de Keyzer and his 6 piece band return in 2018 with the brand new release Checkmate. … More information }

”The International Revue” ~ April 7 @ 7:30 p.m.at Rednersville-Albury Community Church: The Country Church Players are proud to present “The International Revue”. The show is a fun and lively mix of music and comedy from around the world. … More information }

County Music at its Best – featuring Heartland Country ~ April 13 at The HOPE Centre in Picton: This is our first fundraiser to repair our ramps at The H.O.P.E. Centre  … More information }

PEC JazzSwing Into Spring Sunday  April 15 @ 2:00 PM at the Regent Theatre, with the Brian Barlow Big Band with special guest vocalist Alex Samaras and four student jazz ensembles.   More information }

The County Reads ~ April 19 at 7 p.m. at The Waring House: County Reads features each of five local residents championing their chosen book. … More information }


Roblin Lake Jamboree and Open Mic ~ April 21 at Ameliasburgh Town Hall: All performers welcome, whether self-accompanied, vocal only,.. More information }

Comedy Night in the Valley ~ April 21 at Athol Town Hall: Taste That Comedy Troupe features great guests from afar in conjunction with Comedy Country. Cash Bar + Lots… More information }

Yuk-Yuks On Tour ~ April 21 @ 6:30 pm at The Waring House: Hilarious stand up show from Yuk-Yuks International. … More information }

Ginger and Slim play Legendz ~ April 28 at Legendz Pub in Rossmore: .. More information }

County POPCOUNTY POP Community Music Festival ~ April 28 at Crystal Palace: All Day Free Kids Programming | Food Trucks | Local Wine/ Cider/Beer Please join us in the heart of the County at the historic Crystal Palace to participate in the timeless tradition of reveling in music, food and family to welcome the magic that is springtime in the County. … More information }


Free Family Movie ~ April 29 at The Regent Theatre on the last Sunday of  each month .. More information }

Check out the Live Entertainment lineup, Find out more }

Community Corner

Sunday Scrabble Drop ~ April 8 at Athol Town Hall: In response to the great attendance at our last Scrabble Tournament, we are hosting a once a month Sunday Scrabble Drop!  Light snacks and beverages will be provided. .. More information }

Job Fair ~ April 11 @ 10am to 2pm at Prince Edward County Community Centre:  … More information }

Coming in May

May 2 – South Bay United Church Spring Dinner
May 3 – Spicy New Paintings by Rhonda Nolan – opening reception at Closson Chase Vineyards
May 4 – Romance of the Sea, 35th Annual Exhibition of the Canadian Society of Marine Artists at The Victory
May 5 – Walleye World Fishing Tournament
May 5 – Adventure PEC
May 6 – Herbs, Health & the Elements Workshops at Bloomfield Hall
May 6 – Only Yesterday: The Carpenters Story at The Regent Theatre
May 12 – Spring Birding Festival at Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory (PEPtBO)
May 12 – Hands-on Italian Cooking Class at Angelo Bean Cooking Studio
May 12 / 19 – From the Farm Hands-On Cooking Class
May 12 – Walk for Alzheimers at Sandbanks Provincial Park
May 13 – Mother’s Day activities
May 13 – Sunday Scrabble Drop at Athol Town Hall
May 17 – ROC’N Revue 2018 at The Regent Theatre
May 18 – PD Day Activities
May 19 – Spring Antique Show at Crystal Palace
May 19 – Roblin Lake Jamboree and Open Mic at Ameliasburgh Town Hall
May 19 – Comedy Night in the Valley at Athol Town Hall
May 19 /20 – Waupoos Winery Scavenger Hunt & Winemakers Dinner at Waupoos Winery
May 21 – 23rd Annual Black River Canoe Trip
May 21 – Victoria Day holiday & Local Markets open for the season
May 25 – 27 – Quinte Isle Bluegrass Celebration at Quinte Isle Campark
May 26 – Fibre Fest at Prince Edward County Community Centre
May 26 – Master Gardeners Plant Sale
May 26 – Rain Barrel Sale at 841 County Road 13
May 27 – Rotary Lilac Ride at Prince Edward County Community Centre
May 27 – Plant Identification Walks
May 27 – Free Family Movie at The Regent Theatre

June 1 – Grease at Mount Tabor Community Playhouse

Join us for seasonal celebrations, festivals and fairs … check the calendar for details }

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