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Today in Island History
1775 Two American privateers, sent to prey on British shipping, raid Charlottetown instead. The loot includes the colony's administrator, Phillips Callbeck, and its great seal. Callbeck is returned the great seal isn't.
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Eptek Events and Exhibits


Island Scenes
Kensington Artist Co-op's exhibition, "Island Scenes", will be on display until November 22nd. Paintings highlighting PEI's natural landscape fill the gallery, with a range of mediums: oil, acrylic, watercolour, and chalk pastel. 

Work from the PEI Wood Turners Guild will be on display next, with an offical opening on Sunday, December 1st at 2pm. Explore a myriad of things that can be made on a woodturning lathe. Admission to the opening event is free and refreshments will be served. All are welcome.

Be sure to visit the permanent exhibiton on the history and architecture of Summerside, too.

Demo Days
Drop by the Eptek Centre this summer for craft and art demonstrations on weekdays during July and August. Share inspiration and tips from local artists and artisans who set-up at our enterance and provide free demonstrations throughout the summer. Call 902-888-8373 for the schedule.


The members of the Eptek Centre Book Club meet on Thursday, November 7th at 7pm when they will discuss the book What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty. A "cheerfully engaging" novel for anyone who's ever asked themselves, "How did I get here?" Alice must reconstruct the events of a lost decade, and find out whether it's possible to reconstruct her life at the same time. New memebers are welcome.

The Friends of Eptek Centre's Lunchtime Film series runs from October to the end of April. The films, mostly travelogues, are screened each Thursday at noon. In November, take in the following films: Nov. 7th Canada Remebers Part One: Turing the Tide (53 min) distributed by Nastional Film Board; Nov 14. Grand Canyon: Amphitheatre of the Gods (55 min) distributed by Reader's Digest; Nov. 21 Yellowstone: The First National Park (55 min) distributed by Readers' Digest; and Nov. 28 Yosemite: The Gift of Creation (55 min) distributed by Readers' Digest. Bring your sandwich; the Friends provide tea/coffee and cookies. There is no charge for the film presentation; however, donations are accepted for the refreshments. We will be enjoying some new films, as well as some from our late Friend, Blanche Hogg.

Gift Shop

The on-site boutique is stocked with Prince Edward Island made crafts and visual art including work by artists Lise Genova, Lucie Bellemare,  P. John Burden, Sandi Komst, Joan Savage, Maurice Bernard, Doreen Huestis and more.