Compilation by Joe Barkovich, Scribbler-at-large
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP FUNDRAISER
WELLAND –Welland-Port Colborne branch of the Ontario Registered Music Teachers’ Association (ORMTA) is hosting a student scholarship fund-raising concert Sunday, April 10, at 2 pm at Central United Church, 12 Young Street, Welland.
It features a variety of skilled local musicians playing selections from diverse genres of music including classical, opera, jazz, and musical theatre.
STUDENTS STAGE STATIONS OF THE CROSS
WELLAND – Notre Dame College School drama students will animate Stations of the Cross at St. Kevin Church, Good Friday, March 25, at 7pm. The Lenten/Holy Week devotion is open to the community.
LIBRARY’S EASTER HOLIDAY HOURS
WELLAND – Both locations of the Library will be closed on Good Friday, March 25, and open regular hours on Saturday, March 26. The libraries are closed Easter Sunday, March 27 and Easter Monday, March 28. Library hours and location information is available here.
There are no items due when the library is closed. You can return your items to the drop box any time at both locations. Check out e-books, movies and music from the website. Renew items, search the catalogue and place holds anytime here.
WHAT’S OPEN, CLOSED
WELLAND – The City of Welland’s Easter hours are posted on the city’s website, http://www.welland.ca
SPRING OPEN HOUSE
WELLAND – Discover what makes Niagara College unique! Future students and the community are welcome to explore a variety of student displays and demonstrations, attend a Program Information Session, take a campus and residence tour, meet our faculty team and check out a variety of other activities. Attend for your chance to win $3000 towards tuition. Learn more at www.niagaracollege.ca/openhouse. The open house is at the Welland and Niagara-on-the-Lake campuses, April 2 from 10am to 2pm.
KINDERMUSIK – DEADLINE TO REGISTER
WELLAND – Classes start: April 8 at Welland Community Wellness Complex. MUSIC NOW. SKILLS FOR LIFE. Kindermusik helps develop critical early-learning skills, nurtures the whole child, and offers hours and hours of irresistibly engaging music-and-movement fun for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and their families!
BET ON IT TRIVIA
WELLAND – If you would like to test your mind and take a gamble, then join Bet on it Trivia, an exciting night of trivia with a twist of luck! The date is April 1, from 7pm to 10pm.
The night will consist of six rounds of traditional trivia with a bonus question at the end of each round that gives you the opportunity to bet your points to win even more for your team! It will also include a mystery box sale, silent auction, roulette wheel game and appetizers for participants to enjoy.
This event will be held at the Welland Rose City Legion, Morningstar Avenue, Welland. For more info, and to purchase tickets, please visit www.niagaracollege.ca/trivia2016.
Proceeds will go towards the Many Hands Project in support of the Hope Centre and Heartland Forest.
AMERICAN SNIPER FEATURED IN BIG LIBRARY READ
WELLAND – Big Library Read is a reading program through your library that connects millions of readers around the world with the same e-book at the same time without any wait lists or holds. To March 31st, the Big Library Read is American Sniper by Chris Kyle.
About the Book: From 1999 to 2009, U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle recorded the most career sniper kills in United States military history. Kyle, who was tragically killed in 2013, writes honestly about the pain of war—including the deaths of two close SEAL teammates—and in moving first-person passages throughout, his wife, Tara, speaks openly about the strains of war on their family.
MARCH 31 DEADLINE FOR ADAMS AWARD NOMINATIONS
WELLAND – The T. Roy Adams Humanitarian of the Year is awarded annually by Niagara Region to a current resident of Niagara to honour the memory of the late T. Roy Adams. The recipient will be someone who best exemplifies Roy’s values and dedication to community service; a person who sees volunteerism as an integral part of their life.The deadline for receiving nominations is March 31.
For further information and nomination form please visit niagararegion.ca, or contact Sharon McNames at 905-685-4225 ext 3224, or by email at email@example.com
APPLICANTS SOUGHT FOR ROSE QUEEN CONTEST
WELLAND – Apply to be this year’s Welland Rose Queen! Applications are available at the Rose Festival Office, 30 East Main Street in downtown Welland.
PRE-RELEASE MOVIE – JOY, MARCH 29
WELLAND – JOY is the wild story of a family across four generations centered on the girl who becomes the woman who founds a business dynasty and becomes a matriarch in her own right. Betrayal, treachery, the loss of innocence and the scars of love, pave the road in this intense emotional and human comedy about becoming a true boss of family and enterprise facing a world of unforgiving commerce.
Allies become adversaries and adversaries become allies, both inside and outside the family, as Joy’s inner life and fierce imagination carry her through the storm she faces. (PG-13) (124 Minutes) Tuesday, March 29, 6:30 to 8:45pm at the library.
PRE-RELEASE MOVIE – DADDY’S HOME, MARCH 31
WELLAND –Daddy’s Home follows a mild-mannered radio executive (Will Ferrell) who strives to become the best stepdad to his wife’s two children, but complications ensue when their freewheeling and freeloading real father (Mark Wahlberg) arrives, forcing him to compete for the affection of the kids. PG-13 (96 Minutes). Thursday, March 31, 7 to 8:35 pm.at the library.
SPRING CLEANUP AT CATHOLIC CEMETERY
WELLAND – Annual Spring Cleanup at Holy Cross Cemetery Begins Monday, April 11. All wreaths, tin cans, glass jars, flower pots, and similar articles not removed will be disposed of on April 11th. If anyone is unable to pick up their wreaths, etc. by that date they can call the cemetery at 905.734.4172 and make arrangements for the staff to hold the articles for a short period of time until they are able to come to the cemetery to pick them up.
HOOF IT WITH WELLAND’S MAYOR
WELLAND – Meet Mayor Frank Campion at the Merritt Island parking lot Monday mornings at 7:30 a.m. for a 40-minute Walk on Merritt Island.