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NIAGARA COLLEGE SPRING OPEN HOUSE ON SATURDAY
WELLAND – Niagara College’s Spring Open House will offer prospective students and the public a behind-the-scenes look at Niagara College’s unique programs, services and facilities.
The college will open the doors of its Welland and Niagara-on-the-Lake campuses Saturday, April 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the annual event, which will feature program information sessions, interactive displays and exhibits, tours and tastings, live entertainment and more.
“Our Spring Open House really showcases the entire Niagara College experience,” said Niagara College president Dan Patterson. “Whether you’re planning the next step in your education pathway or you just want to learn more about the exciting work we’re doing, this is a great way to tour our facilities and meet our faculty and staff.”
Both campuses will feature interactive displays and information for NC’s more than 100 academic programs. The day will also include campus and residence tours, financial planning workshops, a services fair, community activities, live entertainment, plant sales by the Niagara College Greenhouse, tastings hosted by the Niagara College Teaching Brewery and Teaching Winery, bread sales by the Bench-to-Go Bake Shop, and more.
Guests can also enter a draw to win $3,000 toward tuition for a new program intake. Full details on the contest, as well as a schedule of activities, directions and parking information are available online at niagaracollege.ca/openhouse.
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.
SPRING CLEANUP AT CATHOLIC CEMETERY
WELLAND – The 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 11.
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.
LIBRARY CELEBRATES NATIONAL POETRY MONTH WITH CONTEST
WELLAND – To celebrate National Poetry Month, Welland library is bringing back its Facebook Poetry Contest. The poem with the most votes over the month of April wins a $200 gift certificate to the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre. This contest is open to poets of all ages. The library encourages everyone to head to its Facebook Page, click the link to submit an original poem and start getting votes to win!
The winner will be announced at the Poetry Month Coffeehouse event taking place Friday, May 6. Doors open at 6:30 pm. The coffeehouse will allow aspiring poets to share their poetry as well as listen to a reading from Adam Dickinson, local award winning poet and professor at Brock University, and local poet Keith Inman. Enjoy coffee and snacks provided by The Black Sheep Lounge. Free tickets can be picked up at the Circulation Desk at either branch. For more information, please call 905-734-6210 ext. 2521.Please see ‘Terms and Conditions’, on the library’s website.
K of C ANNUAL FUNDRAISER
WELLAND – Knights of Columbus Council #2146 is holding its annual fundraiser, a pasta dinner, on April 29 at Casa Dante, Lincoln Street, Welland.
The evening also features a 50/50 draw, silent auction and penny sale. All proceeds go to Welland St Vincent de Paul Society. Doors open at 5:30, dinner served at 6:30. To purchase or reserve tickets, call Pat, 905. 732. 9475.
ND ALUMNI CAN REGISTER ON NEW WEBSITE
WELLAND – The Notre Dame College School Alumni Association is inviting all alumni to register on its new website in order to re-establish the 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. Click on Notre Dame Alumni.
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.
PRO-LIFE HOLDS MEETING
WELLAND – Welland and Port Colborne Pro-Life annual dinner meeting is Saturday, April 30, at St. Anthony’s Church Hall, 360 River Road, Welland.
Registration is at 6pm followed by dinner at 6:30pm. Guest Speaker is Jim Hughes, president of Campaign Life Coalition. Tickets are $30 per adult, $25 for students and $15 for children 12 and under. Please call 905.714.0547 to reserve your ticket.
WOMEN’S ENTREPRENEURSHIP CLASS
WELLAND – Learn to start your own business. This eight- week program begins April 4 at the Welland Heritage Council and Multicultural Centre, micro loan and mentorship opportunity available. Please contact Lori for more information. firstname.lastname@example.org 905-732-5337 x128
GET YOUR TICKETS FOR BEMUSED
WELLAND – Tickets go on sale for Bemused, Wednesday, April 6. This screwball comedy about showbiz is filled with love, laughter and song and is being staged at the Welland Community Wellness Complex Theatre, May 6, May 7, May 8, May 13 and May 14. Tickets available at the Wellness Complex office.
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.