Course Calendars 2015

This is a complete listing of our Community School PREVIOUS Courses offered across PEI.


Please retain for future reference.

Chair:  Cindy Ellsworth
Phone: 214-0051

Please Note:  M.E. Callaghan Community School meets in the fall from September to December.  We have just completed our fourth fall community school program in this area.  We were very pleased with the results.  We had over 100 students attend our program this fall.  We are now looking forward to next fall and hope to add some new courses to our program.  If anyone is interested in teaching a course at our school, please contact the above number for more information.  It is never too early to start planning for next year, so give us a call right now if you can help us out.  We’d lover to hear from you.  Fall courses will be advertised on the provincial website at by early September as well as in the Western Graphic.  Also check out our facebook page for updates.  Our Community School extends best wishes to all winter community schools on PEI for a very successful 2015 season.

Kelly  Gillis                                                                                                            Phone:902853-3385                                                                                                                           Registration:  Monday, January 5, 2015 at 6:30 PM                                                               Fee: $15.00                                                                                                                            Age Limit: 12 years and over                                                                                           Classes Begin:  Same night following registration 7 PM                                                  Courses Offered: Beginner Guitar; Guitar Jamming; Advanced Guitar; Digital Photography (must have SLR camera, laptop and basic computer knowledge); Dominoes; Fiddle 2nd year; Advanced Mandolin; Painting; Line Dancing; Researching Local Families & HIstory; Rug Hooking                                                                                                             Tentative Courses: Yarn Crafts; Sustainable Gardening                                                      Please Note: Some courses may have additional fees.  Please bring indoor footwear, and your own mug.  If school is closed due to storm, classes will be held the following Thursday.

MAPLEWOOD MANOR                                                                                                Chair: Grace Gaudet                                                                                                         Phone: 902-853-8686                                                                                                          Location: Maplewood Manor, Alberton                                                              Registration: Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 1:30 PM                                                  Fee:  None                                                                                                                            Age Limit: None                                                                                                               Classes Begin: Same day following registration                                                                    Courses Offered:  Rug Hooking will be offered each week being accompanied by a weekly sing song.  There will also be other craft demonstrations such as; Card Making, Modge Podge, Cro Hooking, etc.

W.J. PHILLIPS RESIDENCE                                                                                                Chair: Carla Butt                                                                                                           Phone: 902 853-7729                                                                                                     Location: W.J.Phillips Residence, Alberton                                                                             Fee: None                                                                                                                              Age Limit: None                                                                                                                      Courses Offered: This is a fall program and is usually over before Christmas.  We look forward to another program next fall and will begin in early October, 2015.  Hope to see you next fall.  Call the above number for further information.  We would like to take this opportunity to wish all the winter schools a very successful year.

LADY SLIPPER VILLA                                                                                                       Chair: Shelia MacKay                                                                                                        Phone: 902-859-2068                                                                                                             Co-Chair: Sherrill Horne                                                                                                 Phone: 902-853-2304                                                                                                             Location: Lady Slipper Villa, O’leary                                                                              Registration: Monday, January 12, 2015 at 2:00 PM                                                             Fee: None                                                                                                                                Age Limit: None                                                                                                                  Classes Begin: Monday, January 12, 2015 between 2:00 – 4:00 PM                                Courses Offered: Topics of Interest.  Crafts, music, story telling, etc.                              Please Note: Call one of the above numbers for weekly schedule.

O’LEARY                                                                                                                        Chair: Mary E. MacDonald                                                                                                  Phone: 902-853-8553                                                                                                       Location: O’leary Elementary                                                                                           Registration: Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 6:15 PM                                                      Fee: $15.00                                                                                                                           Age Limit: 13 and over                                                                                                       Classes Begin: Same night following registration                                                                  Courses Offered:  Pencil Sketching (limit 10); Eating “Alive” (Understanding Holistic Lifestyle – limit 12); Knitting; Crocheting; Cro-Hooking; Hairpin Lace; Rug Hooking; Plastic Canvas (limit 5-8); Cross Stitching; Plastic Bag Crocheting; Christmas Wreaths; Quilting; Beginner Guitar; Line Dancing; Jam Guitar (all instruments welcome)                                 Please Note: Please bring indoor footwear. Some classes may have additional costs depending on supplies needed.

ALICE DUNCAN CENTRE                                                                                           Chair:  Freda McNally                                                                                                    Phone: 902-859-3065                                                                                                   Location: Alice Duncan Centre, O’leary                                                                             Please Note:  On Tuesday mornings we will be having a program at the Alice Duncan Centre from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.  Program will start again in the new year on Tuesday, January 20, 2015.  Anyone in the community interested in our program is welcome to attend.  Call the above number for weekly schedule.

TYNE VALLEY – ELLERSLIE                                                                                               Chair: Sylvia Winn                                                                                                        Phone: 902-831-2358                                                                                                 Location: Ellerslie Elementary School                                                                              Registration: Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 7:00 PM                                                  Fee:  $15.00                                                                                                                       Age Limit: 10 years (accompanied by parent or guardian)                                                      Classes Begin: Same night following registration                                                              Courses Offered:  Basket Weaving (limit 15); Beginner Guitar; Intermediate Guitar; Cards; Bluegrass Workshop; Quilting/Sewing; Cro Hooking; Card Making; Topic A Night; Knitting/Felting; Scrapbooking; Woodcarving; Crazy Work Quilt; Trash to Treasures; Paper Mache; Knitting/Crocheting                                                                                      Tentative Courses:  Exercise Class                                                                           Please Note:  Lunch at 8 PM.  Classes from 7 – 9 PM

EVANGELINE                                                                                                                          Chair: Yvette Arsenault                                                                                                      Phone: 902-854-3395                                                                                                       Location: Evangeline School                                                                                           Registration: Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 6:30 PM                                                             Fee: $12.00                                                                                                                       Courses Offered: Craft A Night; Line Dancing; Knitting; Music Jam; Photography; Sewing Tentative Courses: Cake Decorating

CHEZ NOUS                                                                                                                  Chair: Yvette Arsenault                                                                                                  Phone: 902-854-3395                                                                                                         Location: Chez Nous in Wellington                                                                                    Fee: None                                                                                                                             Age Limit; None                                                                                                            Classes Begin: Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 6:30 PM                                                         Courses Offered: Craft a Night

ST. ELEANOR’S                                                                                                              Chair:  Blair Strongman                                                                                                        Phone: 902-436-0880                                                                                                             Location: Greenfield Elementary School, Darby Dr., St. Eleanors                                 Early Registration: Saturday, January 3, 2015 from 1:00 – 3:00 PM at the St. Eleanor’s Community Centre.                                                                                                           Registration: Wednesday, January 7, 2015 @ 6:30 PM St. Eleanor’s School (Greenfield)  Fee: $15.00                                                                                                                        Age Limit: 16 years and over                                                                                                 Classes Begin: Wednesday, January 7, 2015                                                                 Courses Offered: Western Jam; Basket Weaving; Chess; Couponing; French; Genealogy; Island History; Knitting/Crochet/Embroidery; Painting; Photography; Spirituality/Exploring Christianity; Banjo; Fiddle (Beginner); Fiddle (2nd Level); Guitar (Beginner); Guitar (2nd Level); Harmonica; Keyboard; Mandolin                                     Tentative Courses: Computer; Fly Tying; Scrapbooking                                                  Please Note: There will be additional costs in some classes for supplies


Chair:  Donna Matthew
Phone: 902 436-1174
Location:  Summerside Intermediate, Central St., Summerside
Pre Registration:                                                                                                                                Fee:  $15.00
Age Limit:  12 years and over (as per instructor discretion)
Classes Begin:
Courses Offered: SIS Community School held it’s 10 week semester from September 9 – November 14, 2014.  We had a very successful fall session with 205 students registered, We are looking forward to next fall being even bigger and better!  Look for our program information in the Summerside Utility bill in August 2015, The County Line Courier, the Penny Saver (possibility) and online at as well as the Summerside Intermediate Community School Group on Facebook.  We are always looking for instructors and helpers so if you’d like to join us, please feel free to give me a call anytime!  SIS Community School wishes the best to all other Community Schools on PEI and hope you all have a very successful 2014-2015 season.                                                                                                                                                                               Tentative Courses (if instructors are available): K
Please Note:  Updates will be posted on our provincial website at or Summerside Intermediate Community School PEI Group on Facebook.  If you have any questions or would like more information please call Donna at 436-1174.

RED OAK COURT                                                                                                          Chair: Jennie Simmons                                                                                                   Phone: 902-436-6004                                                                                                           Location: Red Oak Court, 141 East Dr., Summerside                                                          Registration: Tuesday, January 6, 2015                                                                          Fee: None                                                                                                                                 Age Limit: None                                                                                                                       Courses Offered: Please call the above number for more information about weekly schedule.                                                                                                                          Please Note:  All are welcome.  Please come and join the fun!

KENSINGTON                                                                                                              Co-chair: Astrid Johnson                                                                                             Phone: 902-836-4200                                                                                                        E-mail:                                                                               Co-chair:: Ann Brander                                                                                                     Phone: 902-836-3745                                                                                                               E-mail:                                                                                 Location: Kensington Intermediate Senior High School                                                    Pre-registration: Kensington Lion’s Club, Saturday, January 3, 2015, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon                                                                                                                             Registration: Wednesday, January 7, 2015 from 6:00 -7:00 PM at KISH                          Fee: $20.00                                                                                                                           Age Limit: 12                                                                                                                          Classes Begin: Wednesday, January 7, 2015 (following registration)                                   Courses Offered: Line Dancing; Basic Guitar; Knitting; Writing Circle; Cribbage; Basic Digital Photography; Technology 101; Trash to Treasures; Leather Craft; Arm Chair Travel; Simple Cooking for Singles & Seniors; Women’s Leadership; Hardanger (embroidery); Astronomy; Jive                                                                                                                         Tentative Courses: Fiddle

ENGLEWOOD                                                                                                                  Chair: Anna Stewart                                                                                                     Phone: 902-658-2101                                                                                                          Location: Englewood School, Crapaud, PEI                                                                        Registration: Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 6:40 PM                                                          Fee: $15.00                                                                                                                              Age Limit: 15 years and over                                                                                                  Classes Begin: Same night following registration                                                                  Courses Offered: Card Making; Knitting & Crocheting; Felting; Rug Hooking; Beading; Speaker-A-Night; Beginner Computer; Curling (Sunday evenings 6:00 PM at Crapaud Curling Club, please sign liability form); Painting (acrylic);                                       Tentative Courses: Guitar; Swedish Embroidery                                                      Please Note: Some classes have a minimum registration requirement.  Some courses will have an extra cost for supplies.  Please bring “indoor” footwear to change into, and your own cup/mug.  For information please call Marion at 902-685-4256 or Anna at 902-658-2101.

BLUEFIELD                                                                                                                          Chair: Dianna Getson                                                                                                            Phone: 902-675-2629                                                                                                         Location: Bluefield High School, Hampshire PEI                                                                     Registration: Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at 6:00 PM                                                           Fee: $20.00                                                                                                                        Age Limit: 15 years and over                                                                                      Classes Begin: Same night following registration                                                            Courses Offered: Rug Hooking; Sewing; Knitting; Jive Dancing; Ukelele; Digital Photography; Wood Workign; Basic French; Acrylic Painting; Guitar A & B; Intermediate Guitar                                                                                                                                  Please Note: Please bring “indoor” footwear.

HUNTER RIVER                                                                                                       Chairperson: Melanie Batsford                                                                                           Phone: 902-621-2772
Contact: Charlotte MacAulay                                                                                           Phone:902  964-2249
Location:  Central Queens Elementary School
Age Limit:
Classes Begin:
Courses Offered:                                                                                                                  ;
Tentative Courses (if instructor available):
Please Note: We have just completed our fall session of Community School.  We will not be meeting again until September 2015.  For further particulars please call the above number or watch the website at  Fall courses will be posted on the web by early September.  A flyer will probably also be mailed to your area in early September.  We are always interested in getting new courses for our school.  We know there are many of you out there who have wonderful skills to offer.  We do not always know who you are or what skills you possess so please contact us and offer to teach a class next fall.  The best thing about Community School is that you do not have to be a professional to teach a class at one of our schools.  All you need to be is willing to share what you know with others who are interested in the same thing.  We would love to hear from you.  Please do not delay in calling us as it is never too early to start planning for our next session.  We wish all the winter schools great success with your winter programs.

CHARLOTTETOWN RURAL                                                                                           Chair:  Gerarda Gallant                                                                                                  Phone: 902-963-3431                                                                                                            Location: Charlottetown Rural High School, 100 Burns Crescent                                  Registration: Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 6:00 PM                                                          Fee: $20.                                                                                                                                Age Limit: None                                                                                                                      Classes Begin: Same night following registration                                                                   Courses Offered: Photography; Ballroom Dancing; Line Dancing; Beginner Guitar; Intermediate Guitar; English Paper Piecing; Quilting; Knitting; Ukelele; Persian; Conversational French; Belly Dancing; Sign Language; Stained Glass (additional cost of $65); Inside WI (Women’s Institute);  Beginner Bridge; Cross Stitch                                    Tentative Courses:                                                                                                      Please Note: Plus $65 for stained glass.  If anyone is interested in teaching a course that is not listed or one that is listed as tentative, please feel free to call Gerarda at 902-963-3431.  Committee members are needed!

THE MOUNT CONTINUING CARE                                                                                  Chair: Charmaine MacGregor                                                                                         Phone: 902-370-5702                                                                                                     Location: 141 Mount Edward Road, Charlottetown                                                                Registration; Monday, January, 5, 2015 at 1:00 PM                                                                Fee: $15.00                                                                                                                               Age Limit: None                                                                                                                       Classes Begin: Same day following registration                                                           Courses Offered: Healthy Living (different topic every week to help you meet your healthy living goals); Advanced Ukelele (open to persons who hae already completed “basic ukelele”); Games (variety of games – bridge, 45’s, auction, crib, euchre, crokinole, scrabble, etc.); Let’s Reminisce (Stories from the past-Hear the stories, Learn the history); Crafting – Then and Now (Introduce yourself to some of the traditional arts and crafts); Book Club                                                                                                                       Please Note:    Care Community.  Also the provincial website at for further information.  Keep in mind that when schools are closed there will be no community school at The Mount.  Parking is available.  We are wheelchair accessible and also have an elevator inside.  Come and enjoy with us.

CITY CENTRE                                                                                                                       Chair: Sarah Bulman                                                                                                         Phone: 902-213-7223                                                                                                              Location: Colonel Gray High School, 175 Spring Park Road, Charlottetown                    Pre-registration:  Can be done online at                                  Registration: Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at 7:00 PM at Colonel Gray                              Fee: $20.00                                                                                                                               Age Limit:  None                                                                                                                Classes Begin: Same night following registration                                                     Courses Offered:  Creative Writing; Improvisation; Knitting & Crocheting; Photography; Belly Dancing; Communication Impromptu Speaking; Yoga; Interacting Computing; Basic Nutrution.                                                                                                                                Please Note: For more details on the above courses, and others that might become available, visit our website at

SOUTHPORT SENIORS COMPLEX                                                                                   Chair: Joyce Wood                                                                                                       Phone: 902-569-3976                                                                                                               Location: Seniors’ Complex, 26 Mutch Drive, Stratford                                               Registration: Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 7:00 PM                                                          Fee: None                                                                                                                              Age Limit: 55 years and over                                                                                               Classes Begin: Same night following registration                                                           Courses Offered:  January 7  –                                                                                              January 14 – Arm Chair Travel, (Norway)                January 21  –  Cancer Society     January 28  – Home Gardening                                February 4  – Island Nature Trust     February 11  – Changing Times at the Mount         February 18  – Information About our Transit System                                                    February 25  – Experiencing a Heart Attack   March 4  – Farmers Helping Farmers                March 11  – Potluck and Entertainment


Contact:  Debbie Gamble                                                                                                   Phone: 902 569-2684
Location:  Stratford Elementary School, Stratford
Age Limit:
Classes Begin:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Tentative Courses (if instructor available):                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Please Note: We held a fall community school this year with approximately 200 students registered.  We will not be holding another program until September of 2015.  Maybe you would like to teach a course at our school or work on our committee.  Community School is a great place to share your talents so please give us a call today and offer to teach a course at our school.  It is never too early to start planning for next fall.  We wold be very happy to hear from you.  For information on our school and for courses offered please go to and click on Programs and Facilities and scroll down on the left to Stratford Sommunity School.  Fall courses will also be advertised on the provincial website at www.peicommunityschools.comby early September.  Flyers will probably also go out in your area as well.  Our Community School extends best wishes to all community schools on PEI for a very successful 2015 season.

DONAGH                                                                                                                   Contact: Barb MacFarlane                                                                                                  Phone: 902 569-3577                                                                                                Contact: Jim Koughan                                                                                                  Phone: 902-569-2038                                                                                              Location: Donagh Regional School                                                                             Please Note:  Donagh Community School meets in the fall from September to November. We have just completed our 12th community school program in this area.  We had another successful season with 88 students registered.  We are now looking forward to next fall and hope to add some new courses to our program.  If anyone is interested in teaching a course at our school, please contact one of the above numbers for information.  It is never too early to start planning for next year so give us a call right now if you can help us out.  We’d love to hear from you.  Fall courses will be advertised on the provincial website at by early September.  Flyers will probably also go out to your area as well.  Also follow us on our face book page at Donagh Community School.  Our Community School extends best wishes to all community schools on PEI for a very successful 2015 season.

Chair:  Betty Wichers
Phone: 902 651-2118
Location:  Vernon River Consolidated School
Age Limit:
Classes Begin:
Courses Offered:                                                                                                              Tentative  Courses:                                                                                                       Please note:  Vernon River Community School held their 10 week semester from September 22 to November 24m 2014 with registration on September 15.  Our closing potluck banquet was held on December 1 with entertainment from the guitar and ukelele classes.  Many beautiful crafts were made and displayed.  We offered 18 courses, four of them new to our school and we had 184 people registered.  We hope to see you all again next year, and bring a friend.  Thank you to our instructors!!  If you are interested in teaching a course next year please call me.  Wishing all winter community schools a great time.

MORELL                                                                                                                        Chair: Mary McCormack                                                                                                      Phone: 902-961-2992                                                                                                               Location: Morell Regional High School                                                                                Registration: Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at 6:30 PM                                                            Fee: $15.00 or $10.00 for seniors over 65                                                                              Age Limit: Any Age                                                                                                                   Classes Begin: Same night following registration.                                                       Courses Offered: 45’s; Bridge; Euchre; Quilting (5 or more); Guitar (5 or more); Knitting & Crochet; Zumba; Jam Session (come bring your guitar and enjoy an evening of playing and singing)                                                                                                                    Tentative Courses: Fly Tying (if an instructor is found)

MONTAGUE & AREA                                                                                                              Chair: Velda White                                                                                                                   Phone: 902-361-2287                                                                                                    Location: Montague Regional High School                                                                       Registration: Monday, January 5, 2015 at 6:30 PM                                                         Fee: $15.00                                                                                                                        Age Limit: Any age with attending parent                                                                                 Classes Begin: Same night following registration                                                            Courses Offered:  Topic A Night; (Please Note that the schedule for this course is on the Montague Page)  Knitting; Quilting; Astronomy; Guitar; **Crochet or Cross Stitch**; Knitting Circle for More Experienced; Armchair Travel; Basic Computer; Bridge; **Creative Writing or French; Introduction to Buddhism; Spanish; Swedish Embroidery: Dance and Woodlot Management.                                                                                                  Please Note: ** (more interest because it’s the same instructor).  Each class takes turns bringing lunch.  We are a green school so bring your mug.

CARDIGAN                                                                                                                            Chair: Roger Kelly                                                                                                         Phone: 902-583-2250                                                                                                        Location: Cardigan Consolidated School                                                                     Registration: Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 7:00 PM at Cardigan School                              Fee: $15.00                                                                                                                             Age Limit: 14 and over                                                                                                         Classes Begin: Same night following registration                                                                   Courses Offered: Guitar; Woodworking; Basic Home Repair; Quilting; Scrapbooking; Art/Painting; Dancing; Crocheting/Knitting; Craft-A-Night; Weather Vane Making           Tentative Courses: Home Decorating

MURRAY HARBOUR                                                                                                      Chair: Charlie MacNeill                                                                                                       Phone: 902-962-3278                                                                                               Co-chair: Lillian Rourke                                                                                                      Phone: 902-962-3150                                                                                                     Location: Murray Harbour Community Centre                                                                      Registration:  Monday, January 5, 2015 at 7:00 PM.  Stormdate: Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at 7:00 PM                                                                                                                  Fee: $10.00                                                                                                                        Age Limit: None                                                                                                                        Courses Begin:  Monday January 5, 2015 following registration                                       Courses Offered: Alpha; Baking; Bridge;  Crokinole; DIY Tool Sharpening; Hootenanny; Knitting; Local History; Quilting; Rook; Rug Hooking; Strip Quilting; Violin (beginner); Violin (advanced); 10 Steps to a Better Relationship; Public Debating; Rug Braiding; Ping Pong Tentative Courses: Adult Drama; Computer; Line Dancing; International Cooking; Euchre; Tai Chi

SOURIS                                                                                                                            Chair: Patricia Ettinger                                                                                                           Phone: 902-940-9171                                                                                                 Location: Souris Regional K-12                                                                                               Registration: Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 6:30 PM                                                      Fee: $20.00                                                                                                                        Age Limit: 12 and over                                                                                                             Classes Begin:  Same night following registration                                                               Courses Offered: Computer; Painting; Guitar (Beginner); Curling (will be held Tuesday but come and register on January 7th at the school); Scrapbooking; Reflexology (Health and Well Being); Fly Tying & Rods; Short Story; Canoe Building (8-10 people to build a canoe to be later donated); Craft-A-Night; Line Dancing                                           Tentative Courses: Ukelele; Glee Club                                                                       Please Note: Other courses may be offered if instructors can be found.  Please check in on registration night for other courses that night be held.  Please remember that this is a PEANUT FREE SCHOOL

ST. MARGARETS                                                                                                          Chair: June Fraser                                                                                                                 Phone: 902-687-3004                                                                                                             Location: St. Margaret’s Community Hall                                                                               Registration: Wednesday, January 7, 2015  at 7:00 PM                                                  Fee: $10.00                                                                                                                            Age Limit: No age limit                                                                                                       Classes Begin: Same night as registration                                                                  Courses Offered: Scrapbooking; Knitting; Crochet; Swedish Weaving; Beginner Quilting; Guitar; Bring Any Unfinished Project                                                                               Tentative Courses: Bridge and Photography (if instructor is found)


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committees that all lunches                    to us each year.  Without such funding,
taken into these peanut free                    we would not be able to advertise our
environments MUST be                          program and do many of the other things
peanut free.                                            we accomplish each year.  We do thank
you for your continued interest and support.
PLEASE NOTE: Information on our fall and winter programs will be posted on our website at