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 Things To Do

Events for August 31st, 2014

Musical Village Programming

King's Playhouse Summer Festival

Racing at Raceway Park

Anne & Gilbert, The Musical

Sunday Night Country Hoedown

Heritage River Festival

2014 Charlottetown Festival

This Anne Place Exhibit

Sunday Night Shenanigans

The Rainmaker at Watermark Theatre

John A. Tweets

PEI 2014 Celebration Zone

The Best Brothers

Victoria Playhouse Festival

Brakish Supper and Ceilidh

Music in the Park

L'Exposition Agricole et le Festival Acadien

Avonlea Show Music

Celebration Zone, Founders Week

Founder's Week 2014
A PEI 2014 Production

Pop Up Exhibition & Sale at Gallery 18, New London

New Dominion Ceilidhs

St. Paul's Parish Hall Ceilidh

Eptek Summer Exhibitions

Oh, Canada Exhibit

Kitchen Party at St. Margarets Parish Hall

The Tall Ships

Bonshaw Ceilidh

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Social Action Plan Progress Report

Diabetes Strategy

Annual Statistical Review

Beach Conditions Report

 Factoid of the Day

A "dog traw" is a group of lobster traps tied to the same line.

 Today in Island History

On August 31 in Island history...

1910 It's the shortest growing season ever on the Island. There are only 95 days between the last and first frosts, 56 days under the seasonal average.

From the PEI Museum and Heritage Foundation

 Aerial Photo of the Day

Burlington Amusement Park in Burlington

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Aerial photograph by Birds Eye View Photo

 Island Place of the Day

Lobster Point
A cape, N. shore of Hillborough Bay.

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 The Moon

Moon's Illumination for 08/31/2014

Calculated using software from Sky & Telescope

 Sunrise and Sunset

Information for: August 31, 2014

Sunrise: 06:31 AM ADT
Sunset: 07:53 PM ADT

 Charlottetown Tides

Tides for Charlottetown
Do NOT use for navigation.
Consult official tide tables.

Tide data from the
Canadian Hydrographic Service

 Environment Tip of the Day

Canadians take home an estimated 200 million plastic shopping bags each week. You can usually return these for recycling to your store - or cut down on them by bringing reusable shopping bag on your trips to the store.

From Environment & Energy.

 Farm & Forestry Fact of the Day

Information provided by the
PEI Agriculture Awareness Committee

Potatoes originated in Peru - not Ireland or Idaho as commonly believed.

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Agriculture and Forestry Information Centre

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