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Charity gala aids local causes
WELLAND – The annual Welland Mayor’s Charity Gala, held recently, raised $20,681.23, according to an announcement on the Civic Corner page.
The funds went to the Niagara Community Foundation earmarked for Welland Mayor’s Children and Youth Fund, YMCA ProKids, Family and Childrens Services – Sponsorship Fund.
Museum hosts Christmas open house
WELLAND –The Welland Museum is hosting its annual Christmas Open House on Saturday December 5. The event will take place at the Museum and runs from 10am – 4pm.
Please join in for a day of crafts, hot beverages, and snacks.
The gift shop is stocked with unique gifts from local crafters, artists and vendors. It is also home to the “It’s All Welland Good” t-shirts.
This year the museum will also be offering photos with Santa for $5. each. Santa will be present from 12 – 2 pm.
Lastly, organizers ask that all visitors kindly bring a non-perishable food item for donation to a local organization.
Library closing early Dec. 4
Museum offers attractive Yule greetings card
The cards feature an image from the museum’s Archival Collection. Limited quantities are available. Visit our gift shop and get a pack of 10 cards for $12 before they’re gone.
The Welland Museum and the Gift Shop are open Tuesday-Saturday from 10-4.
Sign up for Christmas lighting bus tours
WELLAND –Bus tours will take place on December 14th & 15, enjoy the best Welland has to offer as you and your family tour the city enjoying the breathtaking lights! Christmas carols, apple cider and treats provided for all.
Confirm your spot on a bus tour early to avoid disappointment! To register: 905-735-1700 ext. 3101. Wheelchair accessible busing is available.
Fundraiser for local hospital
WELLAND – Save Our Welland Hospital is hosting a Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser, Thursday, December 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.
Frosty Family Fun at Mall
It’s Frosty Family Fun and it’s scheduled for Saturday, December 5, 2:00-2:45 pm.
It will offer family based stories and free activities.
Meet the library team at the centre court. No registration needed.
Make a holiday door swag
WELLAND –This program, scheduled for Nov. 30 with Karin Vermeer at Welland public library, is booked to capacity!
City’s 15th annual Childrens New Year’s Eve Bash
WELLAND – Come and enjoy FREE family fun and entertainment on New Year’s Eve. Two locations, twice the fun!
The celebration is at Welland Community Wellness Complex and the Welland Main Arena from 4pm to 6 pm. Fireworks display! Join us outside along the canal bank for a thrilling fireworks display at 5:50pm. More info, 905-735-1700 ext 4000
Strudel for Christmas?
WELLAND – St Anthony’s Croatian Catholic Church, River Road is selling frozen apple and cheese strudels. To order please call 905-735-6159.
95th Anniversary Open House WELLAND – Knights of Columbus Council #2146, is celebrating its 95th aniversary. The celebration will take place at St. Mary’s Church Hall, 90 Griffith Street tomorrow, Sunday, November 29 from 2pm-4pm. Members of council 2146 4th Degree KC members are invited to attend.
An anniversary cake and refreshments will be available. Presentations will begin at 3pm. Please join the council for the celebration of 95 years of history, charity, fraternity and patriotism in Welland.
(City Shorts is a recurring feature on the blog, appearing Wednesdays and Saturdays.)