City Shorts, Try ’em On For Size

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CITY SHORTS ART: Rowers on the former canal in Saturday’s Head of the Welland race. The Lincoln Street bridge is in the foreground. (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

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! The book sale is Saturday, October 1, from 9am to 3pm, at the Niagara Regional Exhibition Grounds (Welland Fairgrounds).

FENIAN RAIDS TOPIC OF ADDRESS

WELLAND – Local author and historian June Chipp will give an enlightening presentation at the Main Branch on Tuesday, October 4 starting at 7pm. This presentation will focus on the fight at the Fort Erie docks where the Welland Canal Field Battery and Dunnville Naval Brigade faced the Fenian forces returning from the Battle of Ridgeway. Learn about the fight and the secret inquiry that is now being published for the first time in 150 years. June’s new book, Duty and Honour: The Stand Against the Fenian in Fort Erie, will be available for sale and signing. Please register in advance here.

PARISH HOSTS TAIZE NIGHT

WELLAND – Taizé prayer at Thanksgiving will be held at the Parish Community of St. Kevin Tuesday, October 11 at 7:30pm. “We are thankful for the gift of four seasons, especially autumn, and the earth’s natural beauty of this time of year,” says a notice in the parish bulletin.

TRIVIA NIGHT PLANNED BY LIBRARY

triivia-nightWELLAND – Think you know your stuff? Come on out and prove it in support of your library!

Join us at the Croatian National Home on Friday, November 4 for the library’s second annual Trivia Night. Gather a few friends – or enter as a team of 8 – for a delicious pasta dinner and some friendly competition. Prizes for the top three tables. Tickets are $25 and are now available at the library.

HAVE A PEEK AT CITY’S VISION

WELLAND – Mayor Frank Campion is proud to present – Welland…Pursuing our Vision fund-raising breakfast  Wednesday, October 12. Buffet breakfast, Casa Dante, 34 Lincoln Street, 8am to 10am. $35. per person. To reserve your tickets call 905-735-1700 ext 2101 or ext 2122.

 ARE YOU THE MISSING LINK?

WELLAND – On Sunday October 2, from 3-4pm, join with thousands internationally, rain or shine, standing in peaceful witness to the sanctity of human life. Come with your family and friends to pray for an end to abortion along Lundy’s Lane, Niagara Falls. Please report to this location at 2:45pm: No Frills Store – Highland Ave. & Lundy’s Lane. For more information contact Amanda: 905 941 5567, amanda.hendriks@hotmail.com

 AUTHOR TONAN SHARES STORIES FROM BOOK

WELLAND – Modesta Tonan will be visiting the Library on Monday, October 3 at 7 pm to discuss her latest book I Belong to You – a romantic journey of self-discovery through Northern Italy. Modesta is poised to be one of Canada’s most engaging new authors. Spend the evening with Modesta as she shares stories from her book and other experiences. Please register in advance here.

LIVE CONCERTS AT WELLNESS CENTRE

WELLAND – The Friday Night Live concert series start is upon us at the Welland Community Wellness Complex, 145 Lincoln St.

Scheduled performers include: Debbie Frappier, September 30; Nicole Cerminara, October 21; and Sammi Morelli, November 25. The free performances, held in the theatre, get underway at 7pm.

WELLAND CANAL FALLEN WORKERS SPEAKERS SERIES

WELLAND – Schedule in the Welland Canal Fallen Workers Speaker Series:

Tuesday, October 25: Welland Canal Construction Railway by Andy Panko

Tuesday, November 29: Medical Services on the Canal by Isabel Bachmann

Tuesday, January 31: Art & Poetry on the Canal by Debra Antoncic

Tuesday, March 28: Life and Death on the Welland Ship Canal: The Untold Story of 137 Worker Fatalities by Arden Phair

Tuesday, April 25: Disaster on the Welland Canal: The Lock 6 Gate Collapse, 1928 by Sarah King-Head.

These talks are in conjunction with the development and construction of a Fallen Workers Memorial which will be unveiled in late summer 2017 and will be located adjacent to Lock 3 in St. Catharines. Each talk will take place at 7pm in the Community Room of Civic Square, located at 60 East Main Street in Welland.

Please register for these talks by calling the Library at 905-734-6210 ext. 2521 or through the online calendar.

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