CITY SHORTS: Try ‘Em On For Size

Autumn walk along the canal trail. (Photo by Joe Barkovich)

CITY SHORTS ART: Autumn walk along the canal trail. (Photo by Joe Barkovich)

Compilation by Joe Barkovich, Scribbler-at-large

City Shorts

City Shorts

City Shorts is a compilation, from various sources (government websites, news announcements, press releases, church bulletins, advertisements, community service information and events, bulletin boards, requests, telephone requests, web postings, email requests etc.) of short items (in most cases) about matters of local interest in Welland. Want to submit an item for consideration? Please send to: joe0606barko@gmail.com

Mark it on your calendar: Nov. 7.

food driveWELLAND – Welland Community Food Drive is coming up, Saturday, Nov. 7.

As in previous years, canvassers will be going out door to door starting at 10 a.m. from Auberge Richelieu, River Road.

Please leave your food at your front door, non-perishables only!

Most needed are: Cereal, peanut butter, canned fruit, tuna, canned meat, canned stew, canned veggies, pasta and beans, canned pasta, dry pasta, pasta sauce, rice, Kraft Dinner.

Watch for more news about the food drive here on the blog.

Central United hosts music, art evening

WELLAND – An Evening of Music and Art (art display and concert) with pop-acoustic duo, The Lay Awakes is being held Friday, November 6, 7pm.at Central United Church, 12 Young St. Welland.

Advance tickets $20, at the door $25. Call 905 735-2333

November Book Club titles available

book club graphicWELLAND – The books for Welland Public Library’s November Book Clubs are now available at the Circulation Desk.

The Afternoon Book Club will be held Wednesday, November 18 at 2:30 pm, discussing Ruby by Cynthia Bond. The Evening Book Club will be held Tuesday, November 24 at 7:30 pm. discussing The Children Act by Ian McEwan.

More information is available here.

Quit Smoking Workshop In Welland

stop smokingWELLAND – The Smoking Treatment for Ontario Patients Program offers eligible participants in Niagara five weeks of cost-free nicotine replacement therapy and smoking cessation information to help them in their quit attempt.

Eligible participants will attend an educational session and receive a five-week course of nicotine patches.

Workshop date in Welland is November 19, from noon to 3 p.m. Call 905-688-8248 ext. 7240, to find out if you are eligible and to register for a workshop.

Vote for your favourite picture book

book clubWELLAND – Regional Chair Early Years Niagara Literacy Award: It’s not too late to vote for your favourite Regional Chair Early Years Niagara Literary Award (RCEYLNA) nominated title. Visit either the Main or Diamond Trail library branch to read a copy of each title and vote for your favourite. Plus, enter our draw for a copy of your favourite RCEYLNA title.

Voting and draw entries close on Saturday, November 14, 2015. Draw date is Thursday, November 19, 2015. Click here to vote online.

Welland Library, Museum, team up for Trivia Night

timthumb.pngWELLAND –Welland Public Library and Welland Museum are joining forces to bring a night of fun to Welland. Together, they are hosting a Trivia Night on Friday, November 6 at Riverstone Event Centre.

The Trivia Night will include eight rounds of trivia questions, a silent auction in support of the library and a 50/50 draw in support of the museum. Doors open at 6:30 pm and trivia begins at 7:30 pm. A cash bar will be available and guests will enjoy a delicious menu of hot and cold food platters throughout the night. Tickets for Trivia Night are $25 each, and are now available for purchase at both the museum and the library. For information contact the museum.

 Sunday hours are back

timthumb.pngWELLAND –The wait is over! The Main Library is now open Sundays from 1 to 5 pm.

Sunday hours continue to the end of April 2016 (closed December 27, 2015 and March 27, 2016.)

 Flowers and Wine

WELLAND – A Flower Show and Wine Tasting is planned at the Croatian National Home, Broadway and Highway 58, for Thursday, Nov. 26. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Flowers will be by Vermeers and wines, from local wineries. Tickets are $20 per person.

Coffee/tea and dessert will be served.

 Fundraiser for local hospital

WELLAND – Save Our Welland Hospital is hosting a Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser, Thursday, Dec. 3 at Royal Canadian Legion Br. 4, 383 Morningstar Ave. Welland.

It begins at 6 pm with a meet and greet, followed by dinner at 6:30 pm. For tickets, 289-820-8129 Wendy or 905-932-1646 Sue. Tickets are $15 per person.

 (City Shorts is a recurring feature on the blog)

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