City Shorts, Try ’em On For Size

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CITY SHORTS ART: Popular group holds annual Christmas concert this weekend. Details, see City Shorts brief, below. (City website graphic)

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City Shorts

Compilation by Joe Barkovich, Scribbler-at-large

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

CHECK OUT THOSE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS!

WELLAND – The annual Winter Lights Tour is being held December 12-13.

Christmas carols, apple cider and treats are provided for all. Confirm your spot on a bus tour early, call 905-735-1700 ext. 3101. Wheelchair accessible busing is available.

MITTEN TREE NEEDS YOUR HELPING HANDS

WELLAND – Help the City of Welland decorate its 2016 Mitten Tree with items such as adult and children’s mittens, hats, scarves, slippers, socks and onesies. Toiletries, children’s toys, canned/boxed non-perishable food items too! Clothing items can be new, handmade or store bought; toiletries & food donations store bought only. This year there are three Mitten Trees:

Welland Community Wellness Complex (145 Lincoln Street) Last day to donate: December 9 @ 12pm

Civic Square (60 East Main Street) Last day to donate: December 9 @ 12pm

Donations go to residents of Welland through various organizations.

SOUP’S ON! IN JANUARY

WELLAND –The 15th annual Soup’sOn! fundraiser is being held Friday, January 27, 2017 at St. Kevin parish hall.

Participants include Niagara College’s Canadian Food and Wine Institute, Blessed Trinity, Eastdale, Confederation, Lakeshore Catholic and Notre Dame soup prep teams and Stephanie the Lunch Lady.

Tickets are on sale now! Tickets are available from the parish office Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm and before and after weekend Masses.

Ticket price is $10 per person. Eight soups are on the menu!

COMMITTEE APPLICANT SOUGHT

WELLANDWelland residents are invited to apply to fill one member position on the Property Standards Committee/Dog Control Appeal Committee.

Applications and info are available at the Office of the City Clerk or on the city’s website.

Applications must be received in the clerk’s office on or before 4:30pm, Monday, December 12.

VELVETONES SING SONGS OF THE SEASON

WELLAND – The Velvetones present their annual Christmas concert on Sunday, December 11 at the Welland Community Wellness Complex starting at 2pm in the theatre.

It features carols and songs of Christmas and a wide variety of Christmas music. There will be solo, duet and quartet performances as well. Tickets are $6 for passholders and $8 for non-passholders.

LIBRARY BRANCH WILL BE CLOSED

WELLAND – Diamond Trail Branch will be closed on Monday, December 12 due to maintenance and will reopen on Tuesday, December 13 at 330 pm. Library staff apologize for any inconvenience.

FREE eBOOKS, eAUDIOBOOKS

WELLAND – Did you know that you can borrow eBooks and eAudiobooks from the library? Use your library card to access Overdrive to discover thousands of eBooks. You can also download the Overdrive app to read on your Apple or Android smart phone or tablet!

WINTER IS COMING…

WELLAND – So battle the cold and cuddle up with these hot TV series on DVD: Game of Thrones, House of Cards, Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead, Call the Midwife, Entourage, and so many more! All available at the Welland library.

Search the catalogue here to find your favourite show!

CHRISTMAS CAKES ON SALE THIS WEEKEND

WELLAND – Christmas cakes made by the Monks of Val Notre-Dame Abbey will be sold following Masses at St. Kevin church this weekend, December 10 and December 11.

The cakes come in various sizes. A deluxe 1kg cake that comes in a decorative tin is $25; a bar cake, 600g, is $15. New this year is a gift basket with two boxes of maple and caramel-filled chocolates, mini-fruit cake and Okaramel Spread, for $25. Cash only. The cake sale is a fundraiser for Campaign Life Coalition.

REGISTER NOW FOR LIBRARY PROGRAMS

WELLAND – Registration is now open for January/February 2017 programs at Welland’s libraries.  Check out all of the fun activities and sign up at the library, in the website’s Events Calendar or call 905-734-6210 ext. 2521.

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