City Shorts, Try ’em On For Size

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CITY SHORTS ART: Check, mate! A chess club for adults is starting up at Welland library’s main branch. For details, see City Shorts brief below. (City Shorts photo by Joe Barkovich)

Compilation by Joe Barkovich, Scribbler-at-large
city-shortsCity 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
NIAGARA COLLEGE ANNOUNCES TWO NEW PROGRAMS
smaller college logoWELLAND – The college is  launching two new programs for the new term.
Designed to address a growing international need for qualified English language teachers, Teaching English as a Second is a one-year Ontario College Graduate Certificate program. Visit http://www.niagaracollege.ca/english-language-studies/programs/teaching-esl/
Industrial Automation is designed to meet the demand for highly skilled grads in the automation and control systems areas of the industry. This one-year, Ontario College Graduate Certificate program emphasizes programmable logic control, robotics, industrial networks and project management. Visit http://www.niagaracollege.ca/technology-studies/programs/industrial-automation/
Classes for most full-time programs will begin for the fall term on September 6.
RESIDENCE MOVE-IN DAY
smaller college logoWELLAND – Tearful goodbyes and cheerful new beginnings will abound on September 2 –  Residence Move-in Day – when college staff and volunteers will help hundreds of students settle into their college dorms on-campus in Welland and NOTL  (9am to 1pm).  A ‘welcome weekend’ is planned for the new student residents, including a roster of activities from September 2-4.

CITY’S LABOUR DAY HOURS
WELLAND – All City Hall Departments will be closed on Monday, September 4, for Labour Day, and will re-open on Tuesday, September 5, at 8:30am
For complete info about city services please go to: https://www.welland.ca/HotTopics/HolidayHours.asp
LIBRARY CLOSURE, LABOUR DAY
WELLAND – The Library will be closed on Monday, September 4 for Labour Day. All online resources are still available on the website. No items will be due on Monday, September 4.
NEEDLE DISPOSAL SITES NEEDED: PETITION
cFIYwpwMntYkECT-800x450-noPadWELLAND – An online petition is asking the city to investigate installing sharps containers in public places, such as parks.
The campaign was launched by Welland resident James Takeo earlier this month.
“What I’m trying to put into people’s heads is that this is not a drug abuse issue, this is a harm reduction issue,” Takeo said.
He has found discarded needles and related paraphernalia in various public places, including the south end of Aqueduct Street this month. Social media posts report sightings in playgrounds, walking trails and other public areas.
The internet link to the petition can be found at: http://bit.ly/2vmQrz2. You can read it and if so inclined, sign it in support.
SEE YOU AT THE POOL, RUFF, RUFF!
WELLAND  – Memorial Park Pool is going to the dogs for one last swim before it is drained for the season. Dog owners are invited to bring their pets to Memorial Park pool for an all-dog swimming party, Monday, September 4.  Time: Small Dogs (under 30 pounds) 4pm to 5pm; Larger Dogs (over 30 pounds) 5pm to 6pm.
SAFE TO SWIM AT YOUR FAVOURITE BEACH?
mingwTVYWELLAND – Check the water before you go swimming this weekend, or any day. Make sure the water is safe. This is a great service provided by Regional Niagara.
For latest results, visit http://www.niagararegion.ca/living/water/beaches/default.aspx?topic=1
MARSHVILLE FESTIVAL LABOUR DAY WEEKEND
WAINFLEET –  A big draw for many in Welland year after year  is the annual Marshville Heritage Festival. This year’s, the 29th annual, is on Saturday, September 2, Sunday, September 3 and Monday, September 4, 10am to 5pm all three days.
The festival takes place at Wainfleet Village Sports Complex, Hwy. 3 West. Parking is free and no pets are allowed.
The event features high quality handcrafted merchandise by more than 130 artisans from across the province.
CHECK, MATE! FOR ADULTS
WELLAND – The Welland Library’s ’NEW’ Adult Chess Club begins Monday September 11 at 7pm and will continue every other Monday at the Library’s Main Branch. Chess boards will be provided. No registration required. For more info call the Welland Library at 905-734-6210 ext. 2521.
AFTERNOON BOOK CLUB AT THE BLACK SHEEP LOUNGE
WELLAND  – The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester. The Afternoon Book Club returns this fall to The Black Sheep Lounge (64 Niagara Street). Due to high demand, the afternoon book club will now run the 2nd and 3rd Wednesday of every month. It starts Wednesday, September, 13,  2pm. Copies of each month’s title can be found at the Information Desk at the Library’s Main Branch. The Library will provide a complimentary coffee or similar beverage at Black Sheep. Registration is limited. Please register early to ensure your place at the table. For more info call the Welland Library at 905-734-6210 ext. 2521.
FROM THE WELLNESS COMPLEX THEATRE, IT’S FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE!

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Fiddlin’ Around

WELLAND –  You won’t be able to sit still once Fiddlin’ Around takes to the stage as part of the Friday Night Live Concert Series.
Enjoy a mix of Celtic, East Coast and toe-tappin’ fiddle tunes with a guitar, fiddle and Bodhran. Come out and enjoy this free event, the kickoff  for Culture Days in Welland.
When: Friday, September 29, 2017,   7pm, in The Theatre at the Welland Community Wellness Complex. This is a FREE event.
More Information: 905-735-1700 Ext. 4000 or recreation@welland.ca
3D PRINTING BASICS
WELLAND  – This introductory level course covers the history of 3D printing, how to use the Library’s 3D printing software, and the printing process itself. Library patrons interested in using the 3D printer are required to first take this class.
This course takes place on Tuesday, September 5 @ 7pm at the Main Branch. To register call 905-734-6210 ext. 2521 or use our Events Calendar. Please register in advance as spaces fill up quickly.
AUXILIARY SEEKS  VOLUNTEERS
WELLAND – Welland Hospital Auxiliary gift shop is in need of new volunteers and auxiliary members. Interested, call 905-732-6111 ext. 33141 or email whauxiliarygs653@gmail.com
SCRABBLE CLUB AT THE MALL
WELLAND –  A brand new Scrabble Club begins this fall at the Welland Public Library’s Seaway Mall Branch. Come test your word skills at the library. Everyone is welcome to join. No registration is required. It starts Friday, September 8, 1:30pm. For more info call the Welland Library at 905-734-6210 ext. 2521.
DON’T MISS JAMMIN’ AT THE MARKET
WELLAND – The 2017 music series Jammin’ at the downtown market is nearing its end. Upcoming performers are: Jessica Wilson, September 2 and Tracks, September 9. Great entertainment while you shop at the farmers market. Performances are 9:30am to 10:30am.
JOIN THE MAYOR’S WALK ON MERRITT ISLAND
WELLAND  –  Meet Mayor Frank Campion at the Merritt Island parking lot Monday mornings at 7:30am for a 40 Minute Walk on Merritt Island.  Because of the Labour Day holiday, the next walk is  Monday, September 11.

 

 

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