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A bloody good idea!
WELLAND – A blood donor clinic is scheduled for Thursday, December 24 at the Welland Community Wellness Complex.
It’s from 9am to 1pm.
“To a hospital patient there is no better gift,” says an ad on the city’s Civic Corner page, by the Canadian Blood Service.
The name of the campaign is: Wrap It Up in Red.
Holiday schedules for city services
WELLAND – Want info about the city’s holiday hours? It’s right here at your fingertips:
|CITY OF WELLAND HOLIDAY SEASON HOURS
For further detail regarding the Welland Community Wellness Complex Holiday Hours, please click here
Midnight Mass from the cathedral
CATHARINES – A long running seasonal tradition continues again this year.
Midnight Mass from the Cathedral of St. Catherine of Alexandria, St. Catharines, will be broadcast by Newstalk 610 CKTB, St. Catharines, Christmas Eve.
It will be the 83rd annual live broadcast.
Coverage begins with Christmas music by the Cathedral choir directed by Lucas Chorosinski, at 11:30 p.m. followed by Midnight Mass.
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 in outside, along the canal bank, for a thrilling fireworks display at 5:50pm. More info, 905-735-1700 ext 4000
Alumni association seeks registrants for new website
WELLAND – Notre Dame College School Alumni Association is inviting all alumni to register on its new website in order to re-establish the association’s contact list.
Once logged in and registered you will be able to peruse over 65 years of Notre Dame yearbooks online.
Please register at www.notredamewelland.com
Library starts registration for winter programs
WELLAND – Winter programs at Welland Public Library will begin the week of January 11. Registration for these programs began Saturday, December 12.
There are programs for infants, toddlers, pre-schoolers and school-age children.
Check the library’s Event Calendar for more details.
Writers Gathering returns January 24
WELLAND – The Writers Gathering at Welland Public Library is a group of creative individuals who wish to openly share ideas, discuss work in progress, and ultimately, have fun! This group is open to everyone aged 14 and up.
This program will return on Sunday, January 24 from 1:30 to 4:30 pm. No registration is required.
Hoof it with the Welland mayor
WELLAND – Put your best foot forward with Welland Mayor Frank Campion.
Join the mayor’s Monday walk on Merritt Island, commencing Monday, January 11, 2016.
Meet at the island’s parking lot at 7:30am for a 40-minute walk.
Christmas, New Year’s holiday hours
WELLAND – Welland Public Library Board and staff wish everyone a happy and healthy holiday season. No items are due on days the library is closed.
You can renew your items or place holds here any time.
Library hours over Christmas and New Years are as follows for both of our locations:
|DATE||MAIN BRANCH||DIAMOND TRAIL|
|Thursday, December 24||9 am to 12:30 pm||CLOSED|
|Friday, December 25||CLOSED||CLOSED|
|Saturday, December 26||CLOSED||CLOSED|
|Sunday, December 27||CLOSED||CLOSED|
|Monday, December 28||9 am to 9 pm||3:30 pm to 8 pm|
|Tuesday, December 29||9 am to 9 pm||3:30 pm to 8 pm|
|Wednesday, December 30||9 am to 9 pm||3:30 pm to 8 pm|
|Thursday, December 31||9 am to 12:30 pm||CLOSED|
|Friday, January 1||CLOSED||CLOSED|
Regular library hours resume at both locations January 2, 2016.
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