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Christmas Craft Fair - Saturday, November 13, 2021

The Milton Community Hall is delighted to announce the return of our Christmas Craft Fair on Saturday, November 13, 2021 from 9 a.m. -3 p.m. There will be a canteen, door prizes, and a 50-50 draw along with lots of local crafters. 

We are still working out details and will keep a close eye to any changes in regulations from the Chief Public Health Office but currently expect that everyone will need to be fully vaccinated and wear masks throughout the day.

We hope to be able to provide another super experience for sellers and shoppers.  If you are interested in participating as a vendor, please complete the online registration form. Confirmation of your acceptance will be returned as soon as possible; however, we are still confirming details, so ask for your patience.  Space is limited.

If you would like to volunteer to help at the craft fair that day, or want more information, please contact the hall at miltoncommunityhall@gmail.com or 902-566-3154.

Free Concert: Le Tour de mon jardin: Songs and stories from my Francophone roots

Sunday, October 17th, 7:30pm. Le Tour de mon jardin: Songs and stories from my Francophone roots with Michel Lalonde is an evening concert at the Milton Community Hall celebrating English and French songs and stories. Originally from Ontario, Michel Lalonde has been a part of the Canadian music scene for decades. He was a founding member of the acclaimed Quebec-based folk rock Garolou who won a Felix award as Folk group of the year and a gold record for their debut recording. He has released three solo albums Délit de suite in 1987, L’Amour fou in 2011 and Comme un engin in 2019. He has also recorded four albums with Saskatchewan based La Raquette à claquettes whose string-band sound has garnered them both a WCMA and an ECMA award. FREE for Miltonvale Park residents, aged 55+. By donation for others. Seating is limited. Contact– 902-368-3090 or admin@miltonvalepark.com to reserve tickets *Year of France

 

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Events and Happenings - Oct 14, 2021

Community Events- Miltonvale Park and Milton Community Hall

A Vax Pass is required to attend events at the hall. It is not required to visit the Council office, the washrooms, the food cupboard, for worship services, or for those under 12.

For those of you with pooches – The municipality added a dog ramp and some tunnels to the dog park at the Milton Community Park at 413 Sleepy Hollow Road. Special thanks to Island Coastal Services for donating the used plastic culverts and to Councillor Paul Poole for volunteering to obtain all the parts and put them together!

The 50-50 Draw - The Milton Community Hall's regular 50-50 draws happen twice every month. The first is on the 15th of every month and the second is drawn on the last day of every month. The next draw is Friday Oct 15. Tickets are $3 or 2/$5. Drop in for tickets or e-transfer to miltoncommunityhall@gmail.com.

Coffee Club happens on Mondays and Friday at 10 a.m. at the Milton Community Hall. Feel free to drop in for coffee, tea, treats and conversation.

Mat Yoga continues on Tuesday mornings at 9:00 am and is on a drop-in basis.$5


Chair Yoga will be held on Tuesdays at 10:30 am and Thursdays at 9:30 (note time change) with Leone Curtis at the Milton Community Hall. Cost is $5. Chair yoga will now require pre-registration. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1UK-4nQj-3aujCDntE1K9uj7XOXzQZEOE6ocUCqW2rjI/edit?usp=sharing

Exercise classes are held with Michele Gallant on Mondays and Fridays at 9 a.m. Cost is $5 and at this point the classes are full -but if residents would like to be on waiting list for cancellations, please email admin@miltonvalepark.com. There are two empty spaces on this Friday -if you would like to try it out. We can also make arrangements for people to attend vis zoom – so if that is of interest, please contact admin@miltonvalepark.com.

Community Yard Sale -The Milton Community Hall is planning a yard (with some crafts and baking) sale on Saturday, October 16 from 8 a.m. -12 noon. To rent a 6 ft table for $15, contact the hall at miltoncommunityhall@gmail.com or 902-566-3154. Set up will be 6:30-8:30 on Friday, Oct 15 and 7 a.m. Saturday morning. Everyone must be fully vaccinated to take part.


Concert:  Sunday, October 17th, 7:30pm. Le Tour de mon jardin: Songs and stories from my Francophone roots with Michel Lalonde is an evening concert at the Milton Community Hall celebrating English and French songs and stories. Originally from Ontario, Michel Lalonde has been a part of the Canadian music scene for decades. He was a founding member of the acclaimed Quebec-based folk rock Garolou who won a Felix award as Folk group of the year and a gold record for their debut recording. He has released three solo albums Délit de suite in 1987, L’Amour fou in 2011 and Comme un engin in 2019. He has also recorded four albums with Saskatchewan based La Raquette à claquettes whose string-band sound has garnered them both a WCMA and an ECMA award. FREE for Miltonvale Park residents, aged 55+. By donation for others. Seating is limited. Contact– 902-368-3090 or admin@miltonvalepark.com to reserve tickets *Year of France


North Milton Women’s Institute– The North Milton WI still welcomes new members (you don’t have to live in North Milton!). and will be meeting on Monday October 18th at 7:00pm at the Milton Community Hall.

The next municipal Council Meeting is planned for Wednesday, October 20 at 7:30 pm at the Milton Community Hall. Space is limited, and pre-registration is necessary.  (admin@miltonvalepark.com or 902-368-3090). The new Official Plan received approval at the September meeting and the new Development Bylaws received first reading and approval at the same meeting. The Bylaws will receive second reading and approval at the October meeting. Both documents do not come into effect until they have received approval from the Minister of Agriculture and Land. For more information – visit https://miltonvalepark.com/official-plan-and-bylaw-review-2021/ There was no Planning Board meeting held in October.


Arts and Crafts - The municipality, in conjunction with Lorraine Quinn, is hoping to host a series of arts/craft/sewing afternoons. Days are not chosen as of yet, but it will likely be held Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays. Space is limited to six people and individuals would be asked to commit to a series of 4-6 afternoons. Contact– 902-368-3090 or admin@miltonvalepark.com

The Young at Heart Musical Theatre Group was funded for a New Horizon for Seniors grant to do a storytelling project Close to Home: Islander Stories in three locations across PEI (about four-six sessions each). They are planning an introductory Meet & Greet at the Milton Community Hall for those 65+ on Saturday, October 23rd at 2:00pm. If you are interested, register with the hall. (566-3154)

Municipal Halloween Drive Through event – Reserve Saturday afternoon, October 30 for a Halloween event for the children of Miltonvale Park at the Milton Community Hall. More details and registration information to follow.

French Cooking – Crepes and Bechamel Sauce – with Margaret Prouse – Wednesday, November 3 at 1:30 p.m. Space is limited. Free for Miltonvale Residents aged 55+ and by donation for others. *Year of France.

Painting - The municipality is planning painting classes (acrylics) with Julia Purcell for six Tuesday afternoons, beginning November 9th, 2021. $20 for residents and $30 for non-residents. Contact the Council office to sign up.

Save the Date! Milton Community Hall Christmas Craft Fair is going to be held on Saturday, November 13. Details are still being finalized!

Seniors Games Nights/Afternoons will also be planned for the fall and winter months. Suggestions are welcome for preferred days or evenings (or specific games/activities) to the Council Office.

The hall is also planning to host another fundraising bingo in January, and is still planning to organize Tai Chi. Council is still waiting to hear from the bird photography presenter on a suitable date.

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 miltoncommunityhall@gmail.com.

There will be a presentation for seniors on “Planning Ahead” with a presenter from Community Legal Information on Wednesday, December 1 at 10 a.m. To register, contact miltoncommunityhall@gmail.com or 902-566-3154.

*The Year of Summer and the Year of France programs are funded by the Government of Canada through the New Horizons for Seniors Program.

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/

September and October Happenings

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 Miltonvale Community 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. (Admin@miltonvalepark.com 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. (Admin@miltonvalepark.com 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 miltonvalepark.staff@gmail.com (*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 peishari@gmail.com.


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 miltonvalepark.staff@gmail.com (*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 miltonvalepark.staff@gmail.com (*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 miltoncommunityhall@gmail.com 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 admin@miltonvalepark.com


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 miltoncommunityhall@gmail.com
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.


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/

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.

Upcoming Events - August 2021

Hall NEWS

NEW – 50/50 Draw! Are you feeling lucky? We recently received a lottery license and will be having two draws each month so enter before the 15th of the month to be included in the first draw, and before the last day of each month for the second! Tickets are $3 each or 2 for $5. They are available for purchase at the Hall.

Upcoming EVENTS

On Friday, August 27 - View the award winning short film "The Rolling Pin" written and directed by Miltonvale Park resident Trilby Jeeves, and take part in a Q&A about the film (which had scenes shot at the Hooper Farms -and a quick shot of the Milton Community Hall!).

Singer songwriter Michel Lalonde, who has music in the film, will also perform. Learn more about Michel here : http://www.michellalonde.ca/en/about/...
Admission by donation.
Seating is limited, please preregister at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NVMZ2MZ or by calling the hall at 902-566-3154

Fascinating Maritime Ladies - June 12

Fascinating Maritime Ladies is a celebration of female artists from the Maritime region including Anne Murray, Rita MacNeil, Marg Osburne, The Rankin Family, and more!


Catch the show starring Nadine Haddad, Kelley Mooney & Catherine O'Brien at the Milton Community Hall on Saturday, June 12 at 2:00p.m. Tickets are $15. Seats are limited.


There will also be singing by the community's own Joy MacIntyre and Kelsie Campbell.

Tickets available at the Milton Community Hall leading up to the event.Call 902-566-3154 or email miltoncommunityhall@gmail.com to reserve!

Lobster Takeout May 15 - SOLD OUT!

Our annual Lobster Takeout will occur May 15th via. a drive-thru (pandemic style)!

TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT!!!

Thanks to all for the tremendous support, we look forward to seeing you on Saturday. Pick-up (drive-thru) time is between 3 - 5p.m. 

902-566-3154

COVID Red Level Update - Feb 28, 2021

Circuit Breaker Update – as of 6:00 p.m. Feb 28, 2021

Update from the Rural Municipality of Miltonvale Park and Events at the Milton Community Hall 

Monday and Fri - Coffee Club at 10 a.m. - Cancelled until further notice

Mon and Fri – Exercise Class at 9 a. m. – Through Zoom only. Email admin@miltonvalepark.com to get the link.

Line Dancing –Monday -1:00 and 2:30 classes – An online class will be held on Facebook Live in the private Facebook group for the Line Dancers from 1:30 -2:30 p.m.

Monday – Sewing and Craft Bee -1-3 p.m. CANCELLED 

Stories Fill Me Up –Tuesday, March 2 at 12 noon. Will be POSTPONED to April. Date TBA

Art Class – Tuesday, March 2 – POSTPONED until Tuesday March 9 at 2 p.m.

Wednesday yoga at 1:30 p.m. Subtle Yoga with Paula – ONLINE.  Please pre-register to admin@miltonvalepark.com or 902-368-3090

Margaret Prouse’s Healthy Eating Presentation - March 4 -RESCHEDULED to Thurs. April 1 at 2 p.m. (Storm date - Tues April 6 at 2 p.m.)

Thursday yoga at 10 a.m.  – Tentatively limited to 10 people with a Zoom link to others. To be confirmed.

Friday’s Line Dancing - to be determined.

Events are subject to change to comply with Public Health Guidelines.


The Milton Community Hall and the Municipal Office will be closed to the public until at least Thursday morning, March 4, 2021. If you need to access the food supply cupboard, please reach out to the Municipal Council Office.