City Shorts: Try ’em On For Size

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CITY SHORTS ART: Canadian Dragon Boat Championships are at the Welland International Flatwater Centre north course this weekend, today through Sunday. About 2,200 competitors from 100 clubs are in town for the event. (Photo by Joe Barkovich)

Compilation by Joe Barkovich, Scribbler-at-large

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City Shorts

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: joe0606barko@gmail.com

 DROP IN AT THE LIBRARY LOUNGE

library loungeWELLAND – On Friday, September 9, Welland Public Library will host The Library Lounge: An Evening of Wine and Live Music. Doors open at 7:30pm. Enjoy an evening of live music, Niagara wines, light fare and a silent auction. Proceeds from this special event assist in the purchase of new technology for the Library.

Tickets are $20.00 per person and can be purchased at the Main Branch of the Library. For more information, please call the Library at 905-734-6210 ext. 2513.

TRANSIT ROUTE DETOURS IN THE ROSE CITY

detour-w150WELLAND – Route detours for Welland Transit route #9 and #3 are until further notice/subject to change due to ongoing construction.

Route #9 reroute due to construction: Outbound/Leaving Terminal: regular routing to Niagara Street, right onto Merritt St East , Left on Aqueduct, regular routing continues.

Inbound/Returning to Terminal: regular routing to Aqueduct, right on Merritt St, Left onto Niagara St, regular routing continues

Route #3 reroute due to construction: Inbound/Returning to Terminal : Regular routing to Niagara College, Straight on First Ave, Right on Fitch Street, Left on Prince Charles Drive, Left on West Main St, Right on Division, regular routing to Terminal.

TIME TO SIGN-UP FOR FALL, WINTER PROGRAMS

WELLAND – Registration begins Thursday, August 25 for fall/winter programs and activities at the Welland Community Wellness Complex, 145 Lincoln St. Registration on site is from 8am to 9pm and is also available online or by mail.

 DOWNTOWN WALKING TOUR

WELLAND – A downtown walking tour leaves from Welland museum Thursday, August 25 at 6pm. Price is $10 per person, $8 for members of the museum. Pre-registration required, call the museum at 905-732-2215.

 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!

 POPULAR BOOK SALE 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 Wed, Sept. 28 until Friday, September 30, 9am til 3pm.

 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. We have lots of new adult programs taking place at both branches this fall and our 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

WHAT DID YOU THINK OF THE SUMMER READING CLUB?

WELLAND -Did you participate in the TD Summer Reading Club this summer? Are you a parent of a child that participated? Give your feedback and help improve the TDSRC for next year. http://www.tdsummerreadingclub.ca/parents/survey

FROZEN STRUDEL FOR SALE

WELLAND – Frozen apple and cheese strudels are being sold by St. Anthony Croatian Catholic Church. Call 905-735-6159.

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