City Shorts: Try ’em On For Size

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CITY SHORTS ART: Soup’s On!, held annually the last Friday in January at St. Kevin Church, is the main fundraiser for the St. Kevin Food Bank Social Justice Scholarship. See City Shorts brief below. (2016 file photo)

Compilation by Joe Barkovich, Scribbler-at-large

city shortsCity 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: joe0606barko@gmail.com

 HERITAGE COUNCIL’S INTERNATIONAL LUNCHES

WELLAND – Welland Heritage Council and Multicultural Centre is holding its International Lunches program at Welland Market Square June 7 -17 from 11:30am – 1:30pm, featuring different international foods every day! Visit http://www.wellandheritagecouncil.com. Make sure you don’t miss out – purchase your tickets ahead of time at Welland Heritage Council and Multicultural Centre, 26 East Main St., Welland, open Monday to Friday 8:30-4:30

 SOCIAL JUSTICE SCHOLARSHIP

WELLAND – Twelve students are applicants for the 2016 St. Kevin Food Bank Social Justice scholarship.

Application deadline was Friday, May 20.

The applicants are from four local secondary schools. The award is in the amount of $1,000.

Applicants will be interviewed by the scholarship committee in early June. Names of the recipients are not publicly announced until the commencement ceremonies.

Last June, the committee awarded two scholarships to Notre Dame students and one to a graduate from E. L. Crossley.

Since 2004, the committee has awarded $31, 900 in scholarships and $3,150 in three special funding allocations.

 LOCAL AUTHOR DAY

WELLAND – Local Author Day is being celebrated Saturday, June 4 from 12 – 3 pm at the Main Library.

Come and meet a variety of local, published authors between 12pm and 3pm at the Main Branch of the Welland Public Library. Learn about the writing and publishing process and engage directly with some of Niagara’s most talented authors.

SEE THE LIBRARY’S 3D PRINTER

WELLAND – Welland Library staff will be at Rib Fest Saturday, June 4 from 10:30am to 5pm at the Niagara Regional Exhibition grounds. Stop by and see the library’s 3D Printer in action, and get information about upcoming summer programs.

 YUM! STRAWBERRY SOCIAL TIME

WELLAND – A Strawberry Social is being held Friday, June 10 from 11am – 12:30pm at Welland Community Wellness Complex. Only 100 tickets will be available for this event; no tickets at the door.

WORLD BALL CELEBRATES CULTURAL DIVERSITY

WELLAND – Friday, June 24 is the date of Welland Heritage Council and Multicultural Centre’s 40th Annual World Ball, celebrating the diversity of local cultures! Start time: 5:30pm; at the Casa Dante, 34 Lincoln Street, Welland. $22.00 per person.

PRIEST AND PASTOR, SERVANT AND SHEPHERD

THORLD – On June 5at the 11am Mass at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church in Thorold, you are invited to join in joyous celebration on the occasion of the 65th Anniversary of Bishop John O’Mara’s priestly ordination (June 1, 2016) and the 20th Anniversary of Fr. Chris Szczepanik’s priestly ordination (May 31, 2016).

A breakfast brunch (eggs, bacon, ham, home fries, pastries, fruit, coffee/ tea/juice) will follow at the parish hall (35 Queen St. South, Thorold). Brunch tickets are $10. and will be available, in advance only, at the parish office (905·227·3178).

CNH HOLDS GOLF TOURNEY

WELLAND – Fore!

The 19th annual Croatian National Home golf tournament is being held Saturday, July 9 at Sparrow Lakes Golf Course.

Cost is $90 per person which includes 18 holes of golf, a golf cart, prizes and a barbequed lamb and pork dinner at the Croatian National Home.

Please contact Randy Zdelar, 905-658-7235.

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.

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.

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