We confirmed a few more dates in the last few days. They have “NEW” beside them, if you recently read the Jan 16. list and want to skim through quickly.
There ARE a lot of Seniors events – which is because the municipality and hall have been awarded some seniors grants… and they need to be wrapped up by the end of March! If you are interested in other activities for different ages, the hall has funding through the PEI Alliance for Mental Well-Being to (in a nutshell)- bring joy, teach life skills and build community.
Coordinator Peggy Chen would love to hear any ideas you have for activities and projects for the Milton Most Valuable People Project- MiltonMVPs@gmail.com
January 19, 2024 -Miltonvale Park and Milton Community Hall
Coffee – Visit neighbors each Monday and Friday from 10 -11 a.m. at the Milton Hall. Coffee, tea, and snacks are available by donation of coin or treats. Please drop in, no pre-registration is required.
Seniors Fitness Classes with Michele Gallant – at 9 a.m. on Mondays and Fridays. They focus on balance and flexibility and are lots of fun! Cost $6. If you need more info, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Class is cancelled if schools (Bluefield family) are cancelled or delayed for weather-related reasons.
Yoga with Leone – Tuesdays – 9 a.m. Building Blocks of Yoga (mat) & 10:30 a.m. Chair Yoga. $6 Miltonvale Park residents and $7 for others at the hall. Leone is planning to offer a THURSDAY yoga class on the 2nd floor at the hall, beginning in Feb., but the time hasn’t been determined yet. If you might be interested, please contact LightLivingWithLeone@gmail.com with your preferred time(s).
TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meet at the Hall on Tuesdays at 6:15. For more information contact Joyce at 902-368-2055.
Weekly Wednesday Zumba Classes take place at 5:30. The cost for Miltonvale Park residents is $2/class and non-residents are $5. Space is limited. Contact MiltonMVPs@gmail.com if you are interested.
Lily Forsythe, a Registered Acupuncturist, presented an Acupuncture Information Session on Monday, January 8 and will be back regularly for a while on Monday January 22 at 5:30 p.m. to answer questions about acupuncture and host a community acupuncture session. Class is full. Email MiltonMVPs@gmail.com to be on the waitlist.
Do you like to sing? The Milton Hall hosts singers on Monday evenings from 7-8 p.m. for a casual and fun singing group. Class is full. Email MiltonMVPs@gmail.com to be on the waitlist.
Learn to Square Dance -Tuesdays, began on January 16 at 2 p.m. and continues Jan 23, 30 and Feb 13, with a storm date of Feb 20. Free for Miltonvale Park residents and by donation for others. It is not too late to join. The 18 (ish) folks really enjoyed Tuesday! PEI-Through the Years. Register at email@example.com or 902-368-3090.
NEW –Earthly Haven Holistic Healing will be having group Reiki sessions on Thursday, January 25 beginning at 2 pm, 5:30 pm, and 7:30 pm for anyone curious! Sessions are 60 mins and exchange is $25 www.earthlyhavenholistichealing.com This is not a hall or municipal sponsored event -just sharing information in case anyone is interested.
Concert -There will be a free concert (donations will be accepted). on Friday, January 26 from 7-8:30 (Storm date Saturday, Jan 27 at 2 p.m. This Friends for Friends Concert features newcomers to PEI who would like to give back with a performance of classical music featuring, violinist and conductor Tzu-Cheng Wang, who was nominated for Holland College Musician of the Year and whose album “Hello PEI” was nominated for the 2023 Music PEI Award for Instrumental recording of the year. He will be bringing an Erhu, is a Chinese two-stringed bowed musical instrument, more specifically a spike fiddle, which may also be called a Southern Fiddle, and is sometimes known in the Western world as the Chinese violin or a Chinese two-stringed fiddle. More information on the Facebook event. https://www.facebook.com/events/2423261391178734/?active_tab=discussion
NEW — Basket Weaving Workshop with Noella Moore will be held on Saturday, Jan. 27 at 1 p.m. at the Milton Community Hall. Maximum 10 people. Priority for registration will be given to Miltonvale Park Residents, age 55+, who did not attend the previous basket making workshop. Cost: $15 for residents, 55+ and $20 for others, if space is available. Please register ASAP at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 902-368-3090. PEI-Through the Years (NOTE: The course may be held upstairs, IF the Friday concert has to move to the storm date).
January 31 is the deadline to buy tickets for the next 50-50 twice-monthly draw. You can buy tickets at the hall-or send an e-transfer to email@example.com. $3 each or 2/$5. The winner of the January 15 draw was Sylvia Andrew who won $94.
NEW – REGISTRATION OPEN! The next Community Meal is scheduled for Thursday, Feb, 1 with the final meal box giveaway scheduled for Feb 22. We are tentatively planning ham and potato scallop. Please register here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MiltonMeal3 These free meals are provided to residents (and neighbours, if space permits) through funding from the Island Community Food Security Program. It is designed to support the expansion of local markets while supporting goals related to community food security, particularly increasing access to affordable local food and improving health and food safety. The program will focus on strengthening local food systems through community-led education and outreach activities.
NEW -Thursday, February 1– is the date of the next Planning Board meeting, if required. If you are planning to attend the 7 p.m. meeting, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW – February 2 – 12 noon – Lunch and Learn -Financial Wellness for Seniors – Presented by Doug Geldart & Johanna Jorgenson from the Provincial Credit Union. FREE for Miltonvale Park seniors and by donation for others. Please register by 5 p.m., Wed. Jan 31 at email@example.com or 902-368-3090
Margaret Prouse will be presenting a Foods of PEI demonstration on Tuesday, February 6 at 1 p.m. Pre-register for this PEI-Through the Years event ASAP at firstname.lastname@example.org. It is filling up quickly. Spaces will be held for a few more days for residents. Non-residents are now being placed on a waiting list.
NEW -The 5th Community Meal is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 15. Registration is not open yet.
David Hooper will present People from the Past at a Lunch and Learn at 12 noon Friday, Feb 16. Free for Miltonvale Park residents, aged 55+ and by donation for others. Miltonvale Park Seniors Matters. Register at email@example.com
The Milton Community Hall will be holding their annual general meeting, Tues Feb 20, storm date Feb 27 at 7 p.m. (to be confirmed)The adult residents of Miltonvale Park are all members of the non-profit, Milton Community Hall, Inc, and are invited to attend the meeting to learn about events of the past year and plans for 2024. Would you like to be involved in the hall as a board member for this active community hub? For more information or to RSVP please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 902-566-3154.
Wednesday, February 21 -7 p.m. Council Meeting for the Rural Municipality of Miltonvale Park. RSVP to email@example.com.
A community food box giveaway is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 22. Registration is not open yet.
The municipality is planning a Public Meeting to review planned changes to the Official Plan and Development Bylaw which is tentatively scheduled for the Milton Community Hall on Tuesday, Feb. 27. More details to follow.
Presentation – Memory with the Alzheimer’s Society of PEI – Don’t forget to show up! Learn how to protect and enhance your memory. 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28 with a storm date of Feb 29. Free for Miltonvale Park seniors and by donations for others. RSVP to the hall – firstname.lastname@example.org or 902-566-3154.Milton Hall Seasonal Seniors
NEW -Thursday, Feb 29 – 7:30 p.m -Miltonvale Park – Public Meeting on the 2024-25 municipal budget at the Milton Community Hall. Residents are invited to attend. Please RSVP to email@example.com.
NEW – Wednesday, March 6, 12 noon – Newcomers -How to Welcome Them! Lunch and Learn with a presentation from IRSA. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. Free for Miltonvale Park seniors and by donations for others. PEI-Through the Years. Storm date -Thurs., March 21.
Dutch Thompson will be presenting at a Lunch and Learn on “Poppies, Police and the 2nd World War” on Thursday, March 7 at 12 noon. Storm date is March 8. Free for Miltonvale Park seniors and by donations for others. PEI-Through the Years.
Ukrainian Easter Egg Decorating (Pysanky) with Linda Weeks-Sunday March 10 at 1:30 p.m. Storm date March 24. FREE for Miltonvale Park residents, 55+, who also have priority registration. $10 for younger Miltonvale Park residents and $15 for others, if space is available. Milton Hall Seasonal Seniors. Register at email@example.com or 902-566-3154.
The hall and the municipality are currently organizing a number of other events and activities for the winter – and hope to be announcing other dates as they get finalized: book club meetings, Reconciliation Speaker, Concert for Black History Month, Seniors Health Fair, snowshoe outing, Drum Circle on a Tuesday evening (TBD), and an Unconscious Bias Workshop (TENTATIVE time might be a Wednesday morning -If you are interested – does this work for you?) … along with more events through the Milton MVP Project! If you have suggestions for speakers or would like to be involved in any of these events, please reach out to the Council or the hall.
Community Garden – The Council will be establishing a Community Garden on land opposite the Milton Community Hall, which the family of the late Robert Hooper is generously letting the municipality use. If you are interested in being involved, please let the Council office know at firstname.lastname@example.org or 902-368-3090. We have purchased a greenhouse, and are looking forward to the growing season! We are still working on details -and would love to get community members involved!
Air Fryer – We now have an air fryer for Miltonvale Park seniors to borrow to try out. Please contact MiltonCommunityHall@gmail.com to get your name on the waiting list to borrow it for approximately a week, or call 902-566-3154.
RESIDENTS ONLY –Miltonvale Park has a $75 bursary program per child per year to participate in extracurricular sports, arts, cultural groups/activities and events. https://miltonvalepark.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/bursary-application2020.pdf
PLEASE NOTE: For Miltonvale Park residents, if money or transportation is a barrier to any of the Milton Community Hall MVP (Most Valuable People) events, please let us know and we will do what we can to ensure that everyone can participate. Email MiltonMVPs@gmail.com.
MILTONVALE PARK RESIDENTS – Do you have a senior friend or neighbour who may not be connected to the internet and may be missing out on these emails? Please consider offering to print and deliver these notes to them, or make them aware they exist. Perhaps they have a relative who could be put on the email list to share information with them to ensure they are aware of local activities and opportunities.
Sign up for regular (approx. weekly) emails from the municipality listing events and reminders by emailing email@example.com.
Activities in the Milton Hall MVP project have received funding from the PEI Alliance for Mental Well-Being, and are coordinated by Peggy Chen, MiltonMVPs@gmail.com.
Activities in the PEI-Through the Years project are funded through the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program.
Activities in the Miltonvale Park Seniors Matters and the Milton Hall Seasonal Seniors project are funded through the PEI Seniors’ Secretariat.