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WAINFLEET– Jericho House (10845 Rathfon Rd., Wainfleet) will be holdings its Annual Ecology Retreat from Tuesday, July 26 until Sunday, July 31. Fr. Daniel O’Leary is the facilitator. Cost is $375 per person. For more information or to register call 905-834-0553.
SEAL THE SUMMER
NIAGARA-ON THE-LAKE- Spend the day with a member from Niagara College’s Junior Culinary Olympic Team Canada, Trevor Littlejohn!
Trevor shares his passion for preserving by presenting a hands-on experience in the kitchen while you SEAL THE SUMMER!! In this class, Trevor teaches how to create small batch jarred preserves from seasonal products, to enjoy those tastes throughout the winter months. Learn special techniques in how to preserve and perhaps make it an annual tradition year after year.
This class takes you through the process of making jam, pickling summer vegetables, and preserving summer sauces! Enroll now, before the season ends! Complete info on the college website. Follow the link: http://www.niagaracollege.ca/event/seal-the-summer-08-13-2016/
STUDENTS IN NEED SPONSORSHIP
WELLAND – The Niagara Foundation for Catholic Education has a mandate with emphasis on providing financial assistance to students whose families may have some difficulty from time to time in providing essentials for school life that do not qualify for government funding. There are many examples that fall under this category. They include food for wholesome nourishment, the need for proper clothing and footwear, personal care items and specialized equipment for students with special needs.
To minimize and hopefully eliminate these concerns, the Niagara Foundation for Catholic Education is making a special appeal to a generous Niagara community for “STUDENTS IN NEED SPONSORSHIP” so that students requiring financial support to obtain some school life necessities can pursue their education, optimistic and worry free. The generosity of a kind and caring Niagara community will assist in giving students with needs a confidence that will help to preserve their dignity and self-esteem and to enjoy their time in school as they strive for a rewarding education.
It should be emphasized that no donation amount is too small, and any contribution will be most welcome. The Niagara Foundation for Catholic Education is a registered charity (registration number 89218 8566 RR 0001) and receipts will be issued for income tax purposes.
Download the Pledge and Donation Form at: http://www.saintcd.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/STUDENTS-IN_NEEd_PLEDGE_SHEET.pdf
GIANT CREATURES REPTILE SHOW AT DIAMOND TRAIL BRANCH
WELLAND – Join Mike London from London Reptiles and WPL at the Diamond Trail Gym on Tuesday, July 19 at 2pm for a special show. He will introduce you to the world of reptiles in this exciting and informative hands-on presentation. You’ll see and experience the unforgettable splendor of these wonderful creatures.Everyone is welcome to the family friendly event
LIVE ENTERTAINMENT AT MARKET
WELLAND – Heather Glabb is the featured performer at Jammin’ at the market, for Saturday, July 9. Showtime is from 9:30am to 10:30am.
GETTING TO KNOW YOU
WELLAND – On Wednesday, July 20, Meet the Neighbours, at Dover Park, is taking place. Connect with your neighbours at this family-oriented, free event from 3pm to 7pm.
SHOPKINS SWAP AT BOTH PUBLIC LIBRARY BRANCHES
WELLAND – Back by popular demand! Do you have extra Shopkins that you want to trade for new ones? Trade one, two or more of your Shopkins while sharing your favourite Shopkins stories.This program is for Shopkins collectors of all ages. Dates are: Thursday, July 7: 6:30-7:30pm at Diamond Trail Branch Tuesday, July 19: 10:00-11:00am at Main Branch. Please register in advanced to secure your spot at a trading table!
LIBRARY’S SUMMER READING PROGRAM GUIDE
WELLAND –Welland Library has an incredible line-up of programs planned for the summer! The list includes the TD Summer Reading Club, Ride to Read, Splash ‘N Boots, Paws for Stories, pre-school and family programs, and programs for children 8 and up. There are special events planned for the Main Library, Diamond Trail Branch, Seaway Mall, and other locations in the community. The Summer Reading Program Guide is available here.
VACATION HOLDS AND LOANS
WELLAND – Going on vacation? No problem. Visit Welland library’s circulation desk or call extension 2520 to extend your loan period to cover the time you are away. No need to miss your holds or lose your position in line either! Simply ask to have your standing holds suspended until after you return. Holds can also be suspended from your account online.
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.