March 5, 2023 – Miltonvale Park and Milton Community Hall Happenings
Coffee Club – Mondays and Fridays at 10 a.m. Admission by donation of coin or sweets.
50/50 – Drawn on the 15th and end of every month. Drop in or E-transfer [email protected] to purchase tickets $3 each or 2/$5. Congratulations to Dawn Hooper who won $60 in the last draw and many thanks to Dawn for donating her winning back to the hall.
Yoga classes are Tuesdays – Mat at 9:00 a.m. and Chair Yoga at 10:30. $6 for Miltonvale Park residents and $7 for non-residents. The first class is free for Miltonvale Park residents! If school is canceled for weather related reasons, the class can move online, email [email protected] for the Zoom link.
Exercise classes on Mondays and Fridays at 9 a.m. Cost -$5. If school is canceled for weather-related reasons, the class can move online, email [email protected] for the Zoom link. No classes on March 13, 27 & 31.
TOPS (Take off Pounds Sensibly) meet at the hall Tuesday evenings at 6:30. Contact Joyce at 902-368-2055.
March Miltonvale Park Municipal Council meeting – Wed., March 15 at 7:00 p.m. Drafts of the budgets are online. https://miltonvalepark.com/financial-plans-2023-24/
***Computer Classes – March 6 & 20 at 7:00 pm with Andy Gallant. If you are interested in any or all classes, please sign up with the hall. [email protected] or 902-566-3154. March 6-Understanding how computers work – and what exactly is the “Cloud”? – this will be a “How Stuff Works” type course to review larger overall concepts of computer/programs to give participants a general idea of what’s going on behind the scenes when they’re running a computer program, using a web service, etc. March 20-Basic photo editing. Backing up your computer/smartphone. (Tell us if you use Apple or Android devices).
*Year of Canada Food Presentation – Wednesday March 8 at 1 p.m. is the last Year of Canada Food Presentation with Margaret Prouse. She will be demonstrating Foods of Quebec. Please RSVP by Monday, March 6 to [email protected].
*French classes – Four Thursdays, beginning March 9th until March 30 at 7 p.m. Teacher Catherine MacDonald (who had great reviews when she was here in the summer of 2020) is back for four more beginner conversational classes. This is also part of the Year of Canada New Horizons For Seniors project.
**Food Box Giveaway – Saturday, March 11. Pick up between 11:30-12:30. With funding from the Island Community Food Security Initiative, the Milton Community Hall is providing food boxes (approximate value $35) for local residents. As there are a limited number of food boxes, we hope that we will reach people for whom it will make a difference. Miltonvale Park residents will have priority if demand exceeds supply. Households who register will receive a confirmation later this week. Please register only one household per application (if you are registering someone else (with their permission), please use a different device or link). https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DPT9ZL9 Alternate link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DPM7GWT
Residents without internet access can call the hall to register– 902-566-3154. STORM DATE, if required, will be Sunday, March 12 from 2:30-3:30 p.m.
**Community Meal –The final Community Supper (Irish Stew) will be held on Tues. March 14. Registration will open soon. Thanks to all those how have helped organize, prepare and deliver these meals.
Michael Pendergast is hosting a Newfoundland Kitchen Party on Tuesday March 14 at 7 p.m. following the community supper at the Milton Community Hall. Space is limited. This is part of the Year of Canada New Horizons for Seniors Project. Free for Miltonvale Park residents aged 55+ and by donation for others. Please register at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HP7D9S5
Income Tax Clinic – Thursday, March 16 at 9:30 with Don MacDonald CPA,CGA. Please RSVP to [email protected]. Don will do a short presentation and answer questions, then can complete simple taxes (by appointment). He is also available to come to the hall to file simple taxes for people with a modest income when there are five people able to come in any specific time period. Contact the Council office 902-368-3090 for an appointment.
*Armchair Travel Lunch & Learn – Join us for lunch on Thursday, March 16 at 12:30 . Aletha Coady will tell us about her recent visit to Dubai and share lots of photos. Please RSVP to [email protected] or 902-368-3090.
*Moonlight Snowshoeing – Saturday, March 18 at 6:00 pm. Register at [email protected] or 902-368-3090. Trip will be about 45 minutes each way. Snacks included! Storm/rain or no snow date – March 25/
*Literary Lunch – Wednesday March 22 at 12 pm. Come check out our selection of Canadian books. Bring along a book to recommend to others who enjoy reading. Register at [email protected] bu Monday noon, March 20. Free for Miltonvale Park residents 55+ and by donation for others.
*Maple Syrup – Monday, March 27 at 11:00 am. Come learn about maple syrup from David Hooper and enjoy a pancake lunch. RSVP to [email protected] or 902-368-3090 by Thursday, March 23. Free for Miltonvale Park residents 55+ and by donation for others.
Song Portraits Concert – Friday, March 31. Radiant Rural Halls. March 31 – Song Portraits: Milton,
Song Portraits is a project by Corbin Murdoch that is inspired by the individuals that contribute to the vibrancy and vitality of Milton Community Hall.
A Song Portrait is exactly what it sounds like: an artistic rendering of a person, but instead of paint and canvas, it uses melody and lyric. During a series of informal, one-on-one “portrait sittings” Corbin became acquainted with several individuals in the Milton community and composed original songs drawn from their stories and ideas. At this final performance, we will celebrate project participants as they sing their own portrait live at the Milton Community Hall, backed by the Song Portraits Band organised by Musical Director Carlie Howell. Performed in front of family, friends, and the Hall’s members, “Song Portraits: Milton” is a rare opportunity for the community to gather together in celebration of one another.
Portrait Subjects: John Hooper, Joy MacIntyre, Ken Williams, Rosemarie Ramsay, Joyce Blackett and more
Song Portraits Band: Alicia Toner, Carlie Howell (Musical Director), Josh Langille, and Mike Ross
Registration coming soon https://thistownissmall.com/radiant-rural-halls/#songs
Reminders – the hall has KN95 masks, COVID rapid tests, a lending library of books and puzzles (and a box of cook books!). The municipality has rebates for HE washers, low flow showerheads, low-flow toilets that are replace older models that are 13L or more, and bursaries of $75/child/year for extra-curricular activities, like arts and culture classes, registration for 4-H, or other young organizations, or sports. https://miltonvalepark.com/for-residents/rebates-forms/ (REBATE Deadline is March 30, 2023) and the municipality also has six pairs of snowshoes to lend out.
*Funded in part by the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program.
**Funded by the Island Community Food Security Initiative ***Funded by the PEI Seniors Secretariat