CITY SHORTS ART: Notre Dame is staging the musical You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown, starting with the opening performance this evening, and also Friday and Saturday nights and a matinee Sunday. Shown here is a portion of the cast: from left, Paige Reid, Emlyn Toner, Alison Sheets, Tyler Simpson, Sydney Koon, Cassandra Moldovan, Madeline Resney, Alayna Battaglini. Interested in attending? Call the school Friday for ticket availability, 905-788-3060. (Supplied photo)
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SAVE WELLAND HOSPITAL MEETING
WELLAND – Save the Welland Hospital advocates have another upcoming meeting to discuss saving the local hospital.
Building the Plan to Work Together to Save the Welland Hospital is the theme of the meeting. It’s on Wednesday, April 20, 7 pm at Guild Hall, 72 Charlotte St., Port Colborne.
Doug Allen, a board member on the Health Coalition will speak at the Port Colborne meeting.
The meetings are sponsored by Niagara Health Coalition, Ontario Health Coalition and Save Our Welland Hospital Committee.
ARTISTS INVITED TO DESIGN NEW CITY LOGO
WELLAND – The City of Welland is rebranding, redesigning, and rethinking its image. Creating a new look and feel to the City’s corporate image calls for a new City of Welland logo.
The City of Welland reserves the right to extend all deadlines associated with this contest to ensure that a sufficient number of entries are received.
All submitted designs and source images must be the original work of the person submitting the application. No third-party artwork or images, including clipart or copyrighted graphics, may be used. The final design chosen as the contest winner may not necessarily be used as the final logo. Artwork that has been previously published or exhibited is not permitted.
By submitting an entry, the person agrees that the City of Welland will become the rightful owner of the image and any likeness of the image, and may alter and reproduce the image at its discretion. Incomplete information will disqualify the entry.
The City of Welland may choose not to use any contest submissions and retain the current logo, but if a final logo idea/theme is chosen and adopted by the City of Welland, the winner, along with his/her created logo will be featured in a future media release. The winning artist will also be recognized at a subsequent City of Welland Council meeting. All entries will be judged on the artwork’s creative ideas that reflect the uniqueness of our beautiful city.
The judging panel is made up of the City’s Mayor, Council Members, Management Team, City Information Services Division, Graphics Personnel, and select community representatives. More info on the city’s website.
LIBRARY ORGANIZING TRUNK SALE
WELLAND – Welland public library is holding a trunk sale. Mark your calendar for Saturday, May 28. The trunk sale will be held in the lower parking lot (behind the Court House) from 8 am to 12 pm. Come and find collectibles, books, games and more. Booking proceeds will support new technology for the Welland Public Library.
Do you have treasures to sell? Only $20 for a spot until May 25, or $30 thereafter. Contact 905 734 6210 x 2527 to book your space or get more information.
More information is available on the library website.
LAURA COLE FEATURED PERFORMER
WELLAND – Canadian rock and soul singer Laura Cole is featured tomorrow, Friday, April 15 at 7pm in the Theatre at the Welland Community Wellness Complex. This is a free event.
3D PRINTING NOW AVAILABLE AT LIBRARY MAIN BRANCH
WELLAND – Thanks to the support from the community at our Trivia Night and a generous donation from the Welland Lions Club, patrons can now visit the main branch of the Welland Public Library to design three- dimensional objects that can be printed on the Flashforge Dreamer 3D Printer!
Once you register and successfully complete a 3D printer training session, you will be ready to upload a file using the form on our website that will be printed when time allows. Children are welcome to participate in the fun, but must be accompanied by an adult who has completed the training course. More information is available here.
All 3D prints are free-of-charge in 2016 and you can print up to 3 objects per week. Please note that while staff will make every effort to accommodate specific requests for size and colour, this may result in longer wait times for your printed objects.
For more information, please drop by any Welland Public Library branch or call 905-734-6210, ext. 2521 and staff would be happy to answer any questions that you may have. To avoid disappointment, please call ahead to ensure that the printer is operational prior to your visit.
The Welland Public Library is also taking this technology on the road! If your school, service group, business or organization is interested in a free demonstration or training session, please call 905-734-6210, ext 5202 to arrange a visit!
MEDITATION: CREATING A HAPPY MIND
WELLAND –Local practitioner and teacher Michelle MacIntosh will be walking you through the foundations of meditation. This session will combine different meditation techniques with teaching on how regular meditation can reduce stress and help us create a happy mind. This program will take place Wednesday, April 20, from 7 to 8:30 pm in the Community Room. To register, click here.
BURSARY DEADLINE IS MAY 6
WELLAND – Applications are now being accepted for the Rose City Seniors Centre Foundation Bursary Award.
According to an ad on the Civic Corner page, the successful candidate(s) will be awarded $500 to pursue post-secondary school studies in fields that benefit care of seniors.
Deadline for applications is 4pm Friday, May 6.More info is available on the Civic Corner page or the city’s website.
ANNUAL MEETING FOR SENIORS FOUNDATION BOARD
WELLAND – Rose City Seniors Foundation Board’s annual meeting is April 19 at 1 p.m. in the Wellness Complex meeting room. An election of new officers will be held. Bring your wellness pass as ID.
GREATS FROM WELLAND’S SPORTS ANNALS
WELLAND – The 23rd annual Sports Wall of Fame induction ceremony will be held at the Seaway Mall, from noon to 2pm.
K of C PASTA 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.
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.