City Shorts, Try ’em On For Size


CITY SHORTS ART: Santa visits museum’s open house. See SHORTS item blow. (Supplied photo)

Compilation by Joe Barkovich, Scribbler-at-large

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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:

 Candlelight Christmas Service of Hope

WELLAND – A memorial service to celebrate and remember the lives of those we loved and cherished is once again being held this Christmas season with local clergy from various churches. All are welcome to attend on Wednesday December 16 at 7 p.m. at Sts. Peter & Paul Church, on Devon Street in Welland.

 Have breakfast with Santa!

WELLAND – Central United Church is hosting a Breakfast with Santa, Saturday, December 5, 8:30am to 10:30am, $5 per person.

Reserve your seats by calling the church office at 905-735-2333. All are welcome. Central United is at the corner of King and Young streets.

 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. This year the museum will also be offering photos with Santa for $5. each. from 12 noon to 2pm

Lastly, organizers ask that all visitors kindly bring a non-perishable food item for donation to a local organization.

 Kindred on stage with Christmas concert

WELLAND – Looking for a Christmas gift for that, you know, someone-who-has-everything person in your life? Well, a ticket or tickets to Kindred’s Christmas Concert might be your answer.

This amazing group of multi-talented performers will be back on stage at the Welland Community Wellness Centre  on Saturday, December 12 in their third annual Christmas concert.

The concert is in the Wellness Centre’s theatre from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets, $8 for passholders and $10 for non-passholders, are available from the Wellness Centre office.

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 6pm. Join us outside along the canal bank for a thrilling fireworks display at 5:50pm. More info, 905-735-1700 ext 4000

 Library closing early Dec. 4

WELLAND –Welland Public Library will be closing at 5:30 pm on Friday, December 4 for its annual staff and Library Board Christmas party

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 6pm 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 Seaway Mall

 WELLAND – Welland Public Library is hosting a seasonal activity at Seaway Mall that will be fun for the entire family.

It’s Frosty Family Fun and it’s scheduled for Saturday, December 5, 2pm to 2:45pm. It will offer family based stories and free activities.

Meet the library team at the centre court. No registration needed.

Join in four-part-harmony fun

WELLAND – A Capella Niagara, a men’s chorus, invites singers for fun, fellowship and four-part harmony, at Welland Community Wellness Complex, 145 Lincoln St., Welland, Tuesdays at 6:30pm. More info, call 289-820-6584.

 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.

Tickets available for soup fundraiser

WELLAND – Tickets are now being sold for the 14th annual Soup’s On!, a popular fundraiser held at the Parish Community of St. Kevin, 303 Niagara Street.

The event is on Friday, January 29, 2016 with seatings at 11 am, noon and 1pm. Tickets are $10 per person and can be bought from the parish office Monday through Friday 9am. to 5pm.

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