With support from the Seniors Secretariat of PEI, free Seniors programs have been developed for the entertainment and edification of seniors at the Benevolent Irish Society (BIS) in Charlottetown. Programs starting this month include Book Club, Bridge Group, Ancestry Research, and A Taste of Irish Baking. The Book Club will meet on the second Tuesday of each month from 9:30–11 am through the fall and winter beginning September 13. Browse the more than 1700 volumes in the BIS library, borrow books, share recommendations and discuss the latest selections.The Bridge group, led by instructor Ray Malone, will meet weekly on Tuesdays at 6:30 pm starting Sept 13. Beginners or those who have been away from the game for many years are welcome. To pre-register for book club and bridge, leave a name and phone number with BIS at 213-3924. Both include tea, coffee and cookies, and a chance to socialize. All are welcome. A six-session Ancestry Research program will begin September 25. Participants can work on their family tree, track down records or compile a family history for future generations. The BIS has a full international Ancestry license to assist in tracing roots and the BIS library has extensive resources. Guided by volunteer Shaun Patterson, participants will become familiar with research sources and websites. Bring a laptop or device to actively participate in the sessions or take notes to follow up at a home computer. Social time with complimentary refreshments is part of this program. A Taste of Irish Baking with BIS President Mary Ellen Callaghan and volunteer, chef Tony Dolan, will facilitate cooking classes at the BIS.