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: firstname.lastname@example.org
CITY’S THANKSGIVING DAY HOURS
WELLAND – All City Hall Departments will be closed on Monday, October 9, for Thanksgiving Day, and will re-open on Tuesday, October 10, at 8:30 a.m. For the full monty go to: https://www.welland.ca/HotTopics/HolidayHours.asp
CELEBRATE NIAGARA COLLEGE’S 50TH!
WELLAND – Niagara College’s Welland Campus is marking the college’s 50th Anniversary by hosting a special event. This is a great opportunity for alumni, retirees and the community to join current students, faculty and staff to mark this special milestone where you can:
Visit Colleges Ontario’s Amazing 50 Campus Tour mobile display [link to amazing50.ca/events/];
Visit NC’s archives display, meet retirees, alumni and alumni relations staff, the Centre for Student Engagement and Leadership;
Be a part of a commemorative 50th photo;
Visit NC’s Food Truck – Bench on the Go.
The date is Wednesday, October 4 from 10am to 2pm, with special remarks scheduled at 10:15am and a commemorative photo at 10:40am. (Wear blue and white!) It’s at the Welland Campus, 100 Niagara College Boulevard, outside, in front of the Athletic Centre. (Source: Inside NC)
FOOD FOR FINES: OCTOBER 2-31 AT WELLAND LIBRARY
WELLAND – October 15-21 is Ontario Public Library Week and the library is celebrating by offering the annual Food for Fines drive for the entire month!
From October 2-31st, donate non-perishable food items at any Welland Public Library branch and the library will waive the overdue fines from your account. All proceeds from the Food for Fines campaign go directly to Welland food banks.
Note: Only overdue fines can be waived – charges for lost or damaged items and item processing fees are not eligible.
BOOK SALE RAISES FUNDS FOR SCHOLARSHIP
WELLAND – Canadian Federation of University Women Welland and District hold their annual book sale Saturday, September 30, 9am to 3pm at the Niagara Regional Exhibition site’s Building B, 1100 Niagara Street North.
Always lots of fun between the covers at this popular event. It features great bargains on books and more! Proceeds to scholarships and community projects.
For more info or to donate items: email@example.com or call 905-835-2291
LIBRARY CONTRIBUTES TO LOCAL HISTORY BOOK
WELLAND – “Triumph and Tragedy: the Welland Ship Canal” profiles the fallen workers whose lives were lost during the construction of Welland’s waterway. The book is slated for an early 2018 release and can be pre-ordered through the St. Catharines Museum until October 1st. Several Welland Public Library staff members contributed articles to this collection – the first of which, by Conor Echlin, can be read here: http://www.wellandtribune.ca/2017/09/07/fallen-workers-a-young-life-cut-short
NIAGARA REGIONAL LIFE CHAIN
WELLAND – Are you the missing link? On Sunday, October 1, from 3pm to 4pm join with thousands internationally, rain or shine, standing in peaceful witness to the sanctity of all human life. Come with your family and friends to pray for an end to abortion along Lundy’s Lane, Niagara Falls. Welland and area residents are asked to register at Midas Muffler, Dorchester Avenue and Lundy’s Lane, by 2:45pm. More info, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
COLLEGE SCHEDULES FALL CONVOCATION
WELLAND – Niagara College’s Fall 2017 Convocation Ceremony will take place on October 27 at 10 a.m. at the Welland Campus with a reception immediately following the ceremony.
FASHION SHOW HOSTED BY HOSPITAL AUXILIARY
WELLAND – Welland Hospital Auxiliary is hosting a Fashion Show, Wednesday, October 25 at the Croatian National Home, 6 Broadway. Doors open 5pm, dinner promptly at 6pm, fashion show at 730pm. Door prizes, raffles, vendors. Tickets $50, cash bar.
EASTDALE ALUMNI TO MEET
WELLAND – Eastdale Alumni Association will meet Wednesday October 4, 7pm in the school library. Come out and get involved. Visit http://www.eastdalealumni.com for more info or call Barb @ 905-735-3778
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WELLAND – It’s Oktoberfest at Welland market!
Come to the farmers’ market Saturday, October 7 for live music, Oktoberfest photo booth, face painting, kids crafts and fun recipe demonstrations, from 9am to 11am.
FROM THE WELLNESS COMPLEX THEATRE, IT’S FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE!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 Friday, September 29, 7pm, in the theatre at Welland Community Wellness Complex.
TAIZE PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING
WELLAND – A Taizé prayer service is being held the Parish Community of St. Kevin, 303 Niagara St., Welland on Tuesday, Oct, 10 at 7:30pm. Thanksgiving is one of four times of year Taizé prayer is offered at the parish, the others are: Advent, Lent and Pentecost. The prayer service is open to the community.
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 email@example.com
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.