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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
OWENPALOOZA ROCKS THE HOUSE
WELLAND – Owenpalooza 2016 is on Saturday July 23 at Club Richelieu, Welland. The popular memorial benefit concert this year features: IvoryHours, UKAE, NORTHCOTE, Bratwurst Days, The Fortune Runners, Revive The Rose, Jeff Beadle, Gatta Sisters.
Tickets are $20 each available at The Rex, Seaway Mall, M.T. Bellies in Welland or email email@example.com or call 905-932-6936 must be 19+ doors open at 6pm.
Owenpalooza is an annual memorial benefit concert bringing Canadian bands and a great party to Welland. Enjoy music, food trucks, cold drinks and a free ride home anywhere in Niagara.
ROWING CHAMPIONSHIPS IN CITY THIS WEEKEND
WELLAND – ROWONTARIO Championships are scheduled here July 23-24 at the Welland International Flatwater Centre South Course. The event is hosted by ROWONTARIO and the Welland Recreational Canal Corporation. It has 720 entries from 32 rowing clubs.
HUMIDEX TO APPROACH 40!
WELLAND – A heat warning is in effect for: Niagara Falls – Welland – Southern Niagara Region; St. Catharines – Grimsby – Northern Niagara Region
An extended period of hot and humid weather will arrive Thursday and continue through the weekend. Humidex values will approach 40 degrees at times. Ugh! Heat warnings are issued when very high temperature or humidity conditions are expected to pose an elevated risk of heat illnesses, such as heat stroke or heat exhaustion.
MISS DAR’S HOLDS DANCE DEMO
WELLAND – Join Miss Dar’s School of Dance, under the direction of their Dance Educators, and learn about new dance styles such as acro dance, lyrical and jazz. How are these different and/or similar to ballet? Watch a demonstration and perhaps learn a few new moves too!
This program is being held Thursday, July 21 at 2:30pm in the Community Room in Civic Square (above the Main Branch of the Library). All ages are welcome to this free performance!
SOUP’S ON AT THE COLLEGE
NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE – Nothing warms your soul like a bowl of hearty homemade soup. Spend Sunday August 20, 9am to noon with a Canadian Food and Wine Institute Sous Chef preparing a variety of delicious soups and learn the trick to making a good stock. Don’t forget your take home containers! For more info: http://canadianfoodandwineinstitute.ca/programs/expert-edge/enthusiast-events/
GENEALOGY, FAMILY HISTORY AT LIBRARY
WELLAND – Looking to connect with your past? Is it all on Ancestry or are there other places to search? Ask questions and learn how to research your family history at our seminar on Tuesday, July 26 starting at 7pm. No experience required.
Steve Fulton, UE of the Niagara Peninsula Branch of the Ontario Genealogy Society will be hosting this program. Please register in advance and start researching your family tree!
LIVE ENTERTAINMENT AT MARKET
WELLAND – Lisa Campion is the featured performer at Jammin’ at the Market, for Saturday, July 23. Showtime is from 9:30am to 10:30am
TORONTO FC HOSTS WELLAND SOCCER CLUB DAY
WELLAND –Mayor Frank Campion is leading a contingent of Welland soccer kids on to the Toronto FC field as the club celebrates Welland Soccer Club day on Saturday, July 23.In Toronto FC’s desire to boost soccer across the Niagara Region, a portion of Toronto FC ticket sales is being donated to the Welland Soccer Club.
Just before the team hosts DC United in the 730 pm game against DC United, Mayor Campion and 20 youth soccer players from Welland (to be selected) will carry Toronto FC banners on to the field.Tickets are available by calling the Welland Soccer Club at 905-735-8106.
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 7:30am for a 40-minute walk on Merritt Island.