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Listings are published as space allows each week. E-mail listings to cp.calendar@sunmedia.ca. Deadline for inclusion in Thursday's paper is Monday at 9 a.m. Full calendar listings can be found at www.communitypress.ca. Items can also be listed in the Events column on our website.

 

February 21

Heritage Belleville – Annual open house as we celebrate Ontario Heritage Week. 6:30 p.m. in Belleville City Hall 169 Front St., Council Chambers (4th Floor). This year’s theme is “Remembering Belleville’s Lost Heritage” Special guests. Admission is free. All are welcome. For more information contact Jeremy Davis, 613-967-2369 or e-mail jeremytylerdavis@yahoo.ca

Quinte Amateur Radio Club – 7:30 p.m., Loyalist College, Pioneer Building Room P24. Our guest speaker will be Dave Ward, VE3BIP, giving a presentation on the Tyendinaga Mohawks' "Fiber To The Home" project. For more information see WWW.QARC.ON.CA Everyone welcome.

The Drawing Room – The John M. Parrott Art Gallery invites you to our life drawing program from 2 – 4 pm. This is a time change from the original evening program but will still occur on the third Thursday of each month.

The Drawing Room offers non-instructional studio sessions to encourage the traditional practice of drawing and painting the human figure from a draped model. For more information, please call 613-968-6731 x 2240 or visit our website at www.bellevillelibrary.com

February 22

Karaoke – With Rita and John from 7 - 11 p.m. in the Club Room of the Belleville Legion, 132 Pinnacle St., Belleville. Come out and enjoy the comradeship of the Branch.

February 23

ABC Childhood Screening & Information Fair – You and your child (birth to 6 years) are invited from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. A free event at Family Space/Ontario Early Years Centre, 301 MacDonald Ave. Belleville. Get your child’s eyes, ears, teeth and speech-language checked and speak with community professionals about your child’s overall development. Mason’s Ch.I.P. Child Safety identification Clinic offered at no cost! Door prizes and refreshments. Information: dkaye@familyspace.ca or 613-966-9427 x 270.

February 25

Beyond the Beech – With Terry Sprague.  Who lives out in your back 40? Join Quinte Field Naturalists' an entertaining and educational survey of local woodlot critters, big and small. 7:30 p.m., Sills Auditorium, Bridge Street United Church, Belleville. Free will donation.

February 28

Soup's On Luncheon – Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 60 North Trent St., Frankford. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $7.

March 1

Belleville Downtown DocFest – March 1 – 3 2nd Annual International Documentary Film Festival will screen over 40 outstanding films that celebrate life and human dignity around the world. Opening Gala event will feature the acclaimed documentary, Searching For Sugarman and special guest Jason Collett. Festival passes and tickets are available through The Empire Theatre box office: theempiretheatre.com or phone: 613-969-0099, and also available at a number of outlets in and around the Quinte area. Film selection, schedule and ticket outlets are posted at www.downtowndocfest.ca.

World Day of Prayer – Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 60 North Trent St., Frankford 2 p.m. The theme this year is 'I Was A Stranger And You Welcomed Me' written by the women of France. 

World Day of Prayer – The women of France invite you to join with them in World Day of Prayer 2013 with the theme, "I was a Stranger and You Welcomed Me". The service will be at St. Mark's United Church, 237 Cannifton Rd. N at 2 p.m. with guest speaker Meike Thorne.  A warm welcome is extended to all. For more information please contact Mary Milligan 613-969-0915. 

March 2

Foxboro Men's Club – 8 to 10 a.m. at Emmanuel United, 458 Ashley St. in Foxboro. Pancake breakfast with pancakes, eggs, sausage, syrup, orange juice , coffee and live music. $6 at the door. Proceeds to community causes. Plus: free entry to back room bargains - quality decorations, craft supplies, some household items and books - sale tables from 8 to 11 a.m. One-time only.

March 3

Wedding Faire – Belleville & District Fish & Game Club, 170 Elmwood Dr., Belleville from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Grand prize of $500 plus other great prizes. Everyone welcome.

March 4

Blood Donor Clinic – Belleville Fish and Game Club 170 Elmwood Dr. 1 - 7 p.m.

March 5

Art Opening – 'What does International Women's Day mean to you?' from 5-7 p.m. at the Core, 223 Pinnacle St. Belleville. All are welcome. Event is free. Refreshments.

March 6

Africa: a Love story – From childhood to the Quinte Grannies For Africa. Includes a powerpoint presentation of real life in Kenya. Speakers Mieke Thorne and Rosemary Embree. Belleville Public Library, 3rd floor meeting room at 6 p.m., 254 Pinnacle St. Belleville. All are welcome. Event is free. 

March 8

International Women's Day – Core Centre, 223 Pinnacle St. Belleville. A presentation and a march through downtown Belleville at 10:30 a.m.

March 9

Marina Nemat – Author of'Prisoner of Tehran' and 'After Tehran" at 10:30 AM at the Belleville Public Library, 3rd floor meeting room, 254 Pinnacle St. Belleville - all welcome. Event is free.

March 11

Blood Donor Clinic – CFB Trenton, Yukon Galley 75 Yukon Rd. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

March 16

Blood Donor Clinic – Belleville Calvary Temple 679 Dundas St. W. 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

March 17

Giant Fishing Show – being held at the Belleville Fish & Game Club, 170 Elmwood Dr. Belleville from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Everyone welcome. Vendors please call 613-472-1228 for further information.

Ongoing Activities

Trenton Memorial Hospital – Check out the new fashion wear and accessories at our gift shop. New stock arrives weekly. If you spend more than $50 your $4 parking ticket will be refunded. Gift Shop hours 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Contact: 613 392 2540 ext.5449.

Seniors Euchre Club Belleville Parkdale Community Centre. Every Monday (except holidays)

Start time 1:30 p.m. Everyone 50 plus welcome. Cost $3 includes 50/50 draws, sign in prize, and euchre score prizes.

Meat rolls and horse races every Friday in the Club Room of Belleville Legion. 132 Pinnacle St. Belleville. Come out and enjoy the fun and the comradeship of the branch.

The Verse of the Day – "Encouragement from God's Word". Our website offers a daily devotion and a variety of tools to strengthen your faith. www.TheVerseOfTheDay.info

Belleville Brain Tumour Support Group meets monthly on the second Wed. at 7:30 p.m. at Eastminster United Church. If you or someone you know has been affected by a brain tumour come join us.

Support Group – The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, Hastings chapter, is looking for people to participate in their MS support group. There is no fee to join the group. For more information call 613-922-4776.

Belleville Toastmasters, see bellevilletoastmasters.org for all three clubs in the area. Join as a member, or come as a guest. Also, what a wonderful gift to help someone's life.

Nutritious, frozen meals are distributed every Friday between 2 and 4 p.m. from the 60 Bridge St. E. entrance of Bridge Street Church, Belleville. There is no cost for these meals, and no pre-ordering is required. To register, show ID on your first visit for each participating family member. TGIF is a community outreach project of Bridge St. United Church.

Bay of Quinte Toastmasters – Regular meetings every second and fourth Wednesday from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Quinte West Public Library Multipurpose room. Build your confidence with speaking in public and learn leadership skills in a safe, friendly environment. Visit one of the three Toastmasters Clubs in your area. Call 613-967-4891. Guests are always welcome.

 

NeedleArts Guild – The Quinte NeedleArts Guild Stitching for Fun! Offering innovative, traditional and new techniques, workshops and lessons. Or come work on your own embroidery piece with new friends. Belleville Recreation Centre 116 Pinnacle St. First and third Thursday each month Sept. - June 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. Call 613-473-4831 or 613-476-7723 (A Chapter of The Emroiderers' Association of Canada).

Activity Group – Every Thursday at Parkdale Community Center, 119 Birch St., Belleville from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Activities vary from one week to another, for information call 613-969-0130.

Activity Group - Looking for volunteer drivers on Thursdays from 12:15 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. to provide transportation to seniors attending the Activity Group in Belleville. Join for the afternoon, participate in activities and help serve tea, coffee and snacks. If you are available contact Erin at 613-969-0130.

Friendly Visiting - If you enjoy chatting, reading, going for short walks or going for coffee, becoming a Volunteer Visitor might be for you. All you have to do is set aside an hour each week to spend with a senior. For more information call 613-969-0130.

Diners – Community Care for South Hastings runs a Diners Club in Belleville, Thurlow, Melrose and Deseronto. They also run the Meals on Wheels program. If interested call 613-969-0130 for Belleville and Thurlow or 613-396-6591 for Melrose and Deseronto.

Crokinole Club – Quinte Region Crokinole Club gathers every Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Avaya building, 250 Sidney St., Belleville, south entrance. Cost $4. Contact Dave Brown at 613-967-7720 or Louis Gauthier at 613-849-0690.

Meals on Wheels – Every day except Tuesday, a hot meal delivered to your Belleville home at about 12 p.m.. For more information call 613-969-0130.

ANAF Unit 201 Pipes and Drums – Free lessons and band practices at the ANAF Unit 201, (upper floor) 187 Front St., Belleville, Tuesday nights from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Shout Sister Choir is looking for new members. Practices are Tuesday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m., Eastminster United Church, 432 Bridge Street East, Belleville. www.shoutsisterchoir.ca

Overeaters Anonymous – Meets every Friday at 10 a.m., Calvary Temple, corner of Hwy 2. West and Wallbridge Loyalist Road. Call Diane 613-392-0081 for more information.

Alcoholics Anonymous — Do you have a drinking problem? Is your life unmanageable? Call Alcoholics Anonymous, Belleville and area, at 613-962-8700 or go online at www.quinteeastaa.org for more information, including meeting times and locations.

 

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