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COLLEGE’S PROJECT BREW FESTIVAL TODAY IN ST. CATHARINES
WELLAND –Eighteen unique craft beers and the student brewers who created them will be in the spotlight today, Friday, August 12, as part of Niagara College’s Project Brew Summer 2016 beer festival in downtown St. Catharines.
The open-to-the-public event, which will take place from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Market Square (91 King St.), was organized by the graduating class of Niagara College’s Brewmaster and Brewery Operations Management program who are capping off four semesters of learning.
A variety of beers will be available – including Electric Grapefruit Acid Test (Grapefruit Saison), Stacks on Stacks (Maple Blueberry Blonde), Nicely Toasted (Toasted Coconut Porter), Roast Chocolate Belgian Wit (Chocolate Tangerine Wit), Fruitless Pursuit (American Pale Ale), Eye of Newt (Black Lager), Captain Badass (Baltic Porter), and more – each showcasing the personal tastes and flair of the brewer who created it. The event will also feature food vendors, live music and games.
For tickets and information visit the Project Brew website at http://ncprojectbrew.ca
The first facility of its kind in Canada, Niagara College Teaching Brewery opened in April 2011 and supports Niagara College’s two-year Brewmaster and Brewery Operations Management diploma program. The brewery forms a key component of the College’s Canadian Food and Wine Institute – a leader in culinary, wine and beer education in Canada. Located at Niagara College’s Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus, the CFWI is also home to the College’s Teaching Winery – the first and only commercial teaching winery in Canada – and Benchmark, the college’s teaching restaurant.
BLOOD DONORS WANTED
WELLAND – A blood donor clinic is being held at the Welland Community Wellness Complex, 145 Lincoln St., on Thursday, August 18 from 1:30 to 7:30pm. For more info, call 1-888—236-6283.
POPULAR BOOK SALE TO TAKE PLACE OCTOBER 1
WELLAND – There will be many, many books at attractive prices at the Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) Annual Book Sale! And not just books, but games, puzzles, CDs, DVDs, and magazines, too! Mark your calendar—the book sale will be Saturday, October 1, from 9am to 3pm, at the Niagara Regional Exhibition Grounds (Welland Fairgrounds). Donations can be dropped off at the fairgrounds from Wednesday, Sept. 28 until Friday, September 30, 9am til 3pm.
JAMMIN’ AT WELLAND MARKET
WELLAND – Katie Gatta is the featured performer at Jammin’ at the Market, Saturday, August 20. Showtime is from 9:30am to 10:30am. Free!
LIVE CONCERTS AT WELLNESS CENTRE
WELLAND – The Friday Night Live concert series starts in September at the Welland Community Wellness Complex, 145 Lincoln St.
Scheduled performers include: Niagara String Band, September 30; Evan Champagne, October 21; and Sammi Morelli, November 25. The free performances, held in the theatre, get underway at 7pm.
CHECK OUT FALL’S CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS
WELLAND – The library’s Fall issue of the Children’s Program Guide is now out! Pre-school programs are back at the Main Branch. Diamond Trail after-school programs return and a whole lot more! Pick up a copy at either branch or check it out here: Fall Program Guide 2016. Registration is required for programs unless otherwise noted. Register in advance and ensure your child has a great time with WPL!
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 to bring along your take home containers! For more info: http://canadianfoodandwineinstitute.ca/programs/expert-edge/enthusiast-events/
NEW ISSUE OF BOARDWALK BANTER IS OUT
WELLAND – Check out the September/October issue of Boardwalk Banter. Welland library has lots of new adult programs taking place at both branches this fall and preschool programs are back! Registration is required for all programs unless otherwise noted. To check it out, please click here: Boardwalk Banter- September/October 2016
ROSE CITY TOASTMASTERS TO TAKE PART IN OPEN HOUSE
THOROLD – The Toastmaster clubs of Niagara are hosting a free open house August 24, 6:45pm – 9pm at Regional Niagara Headquarters, 1815 Sir Isaac Brock Way, Thorold, Room CE101. Toastmasters is all about the self-improvement of your public speaking, communication, and leadership skills. Welland’s own Rose City Toastmasters will be there to talk with guests. Keynote speaker Jocelyne Vezina, refreshments, door prizes and more!
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.
FROZEN STRUDEL FOR SALE
WELLAND – Frozen apple and cheese strudels are being sold by St. Anthony Croatian Catholic Church. Call 905-735-6159.