If you are signing up your children for fall activities, remember the child bursary program which provides a reimbursement of up to $75/child/year (April 1-March 31) for extra curricular arts/cultural/sports activities or lessons. https://miltonvalepark.com/for-residents/rebates-forms/
Happy Labour Day Weekend!
There will be no Coffee on Labour Day Monday morning at the Milton Community Hall.
The Council Office will not be open on Monday.
The park is no longer staffed, although it is checked regularly. If you are there and notice it needs attention, please call the Council office at 902-368-3090 or in an emergency, 902-213-0597.
Mat Yoga continues on Tuesday mornings at 9 and Chair Yoga follows at 10:30 with Leone Curtis at the hall. Cost is $5. Yoga has been on a drop-in basis during the summer, but we anticipate numbers to increase in the fall so pre-registration may become necessary again.
Planning Board Meeting – Wednesday, September 8 at 6:30 p.m. on the 2nd floor of the Milton Community Hall. Space is limited, and pre-registration is necessary. ([email protected] or 902-368-3090)
Council Meeting – Wednesday, September 15 at 7:30 p.m. on the 2nd floor of the Milton Community Hall. Space is limited, and pre-registration is necessary. ([email protected] or 902-368-3090)
Thursday, September 16th at 1:30 p.m. – Summer Salads – The Rural Municipality of Miltonvale Park is hosting “Salads”, with home economist Margaret Prouse at the Milton Community Hall. Come learn more about making delicious salads! Spots are limited. Miltonvale folks ages 55+ are free, all others are by donation at the door. Pre-register at 902-368-3090 or [email protected] (*Year of Summer)
Election – Poll workers needed on Monday, September 20. There is also a 3-hour paid training session. If you would like to apply to work at the election poll, please contact Annys at 1-866-204-7833 extension 1005. Please leave a message if no one answers.
Tuesday September 21 – Wheatley River 4-H Club Information Night – 7 p.m. Milton Community Hall. For information, contact Shari at 902-213-0597 or [email protected]
Thursday, September 23rd at 1:30pm – French Cuisine Demonstration – Miltonvale Park is hosting a French Cuisine Demonstration, with Margaret Prouse at the Milton Community Hall. Spots are limited. Miltonvale folks ages 55+ are free, all others are by donation at the door. Pre-register at 902-368-3090 or [email protected] (*Year of France)
Friday, September 24th at 1:00pm -Sea Glass Art Workshop – Miltonvale Park is hosting a Sea Glass Art Workshop with Environment and Community Living Worker, Shayla Steinhoff. Come learn how to make sea glass art, no experience necessary, materials provided. Spaces are limited. Miltonvale folks ages 55+ are free, all others are by donation at the door. Pre-register at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JWS9NCF or 902-368-3090 or [email protected] (*Year of Summer)
Line Dancing is set to begin on September 27, though classes may already be full – Friday afternoon classes are scheduled to begin on October 29. Contact the Council office to learn more.
Rag Rug Making with Della Turner Wood – October date to be determined – Come learn to make rag rugs or hot pads at the Milton Community Hall. Spaces are limited. Miltonvale folks ages 55+ are free, all others are by donation at the door. If you are interested in more information when it becomes available contact the hall at [email protected] or 902-566-3154.
The municipality is also working on hosting a session on birding/bird photography this fall.
The hall is also planning to arrange another session of tai chi classes and further hip hop classes.
Exercise classes -Seniors exercise classes will resume Monday, October 4th at the Milton Community Hall and continue on Mondays and Fridays from 9-10 a.m., with Michele Gallant. Spaces are limited and priority will be for residents. Contact the Council to sign up -details re numbers (class sizes and cost (approx. $4-5) will be finalized according to COVID restrictions in place for October.
Arts and Crafts – The municipality, in conjunction with Lorraine Quinn, is planning to host a series of arts/craft/sewing afternoons (day not chosen, but it will be Tues, Wed. or Thurs) in October. Space is limited to six people and people would be asked to commit to a series of 4-6 afternoons. If this sounds interesting and you might like to be involved, contact the Council office – 902-368-3090 or [email protected]
Seniors Games Nights/Afternoons will also be planned for the fall and winter. Suggestions are welcome for preferred days or evenings (or specific games/activities) to the Council Office.
Story Telling – The hall is looking for seniors to share stories of their life experiences on the Island, history, gardening, travel and many other topics, in a series throughout the fall and winter months. If you would like to tell some tales or suggest someone, please contact the hall at 902-566-3154 or [email protected]
Painting – The municipality is tentatively planning painting classes with Julia Purcell for six Tuesday afternoons, beginning November 9, 2021.
*The Year of Summer and the Year of France programs are funded by the Government of Canada through the New Horizons for Seniors Program.
Thanks to summer workers for the municipality Janelle Sinclair, Ananya Kaur, Luke Doiron and for the hall Lindsey Rhynes and Colin Doiron. It was a pleasure to have them working in the community this summer – and best of luck as they return to school this fall. Shayla Steinhoff is still working for the municipality for a few more weeks and Lindsey will be continuing to work part-time at the hall for the fall.
Wishing you all a great weekend – and a safe and happy return to school next week for all the students and educators in the area.