CITY SHORTS ART: 25th annual Welland Food Drive is coming up!
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REGION ANNOUNCES FALL BRANCH COLLECTION
WELLAND – Branch collection is provided to residents living in single family homes and apartments with six units or less. Here are acceptable size and weight limits:
Branches must be tied into bundles
Maximum weight of a bundle: 22.7 kg (50 lbs.)
Maximum size of a bundle: 1.5 m (5 ft.) in length, and 0.5 m (1.6 ft.) in diameter
Individual branches inside of a bundle must not exceed 7 cm (2.8 in.) in diameter
However, stumps, large branches / limbs and tree trunks are not collected at the curb. Drop these off at a landfill year-round for free. Stumps can also be brought to the Walker Environmental Group Landfill site in Thorold. Tipping fees may apply.
Fall branch collection takes place for four weeks, on your regular collection day. Place branches at the curb by 7 a.m. Fall branch collection dates: Oct. 30 – Nov. 3; Nov. 6- Nov. 10; Nov. 13- 17; Nov. 20 -24. Branches may be dropped off at any landfill year-round. (free of charge)
NOTRE DAME PILGRIMAGE ON SUNDAY
WELLAND – Notre Dame College School’s 42nd annual pilgrimage for the Developing World is Sunday, October 29. Over the years, Notre Dame has raised more than $2 million through the pilgrimage for development projects throughout the world.
“From the pilgrimage we learn that Canadian Christians are abundantly blessed – we have the ability and means to respond to the needs of the poor,” according to an announcement about the event. Donations can be made online at http://www.notredamewelland.com or individual students can be sponsored. For a list of pilgrimages taking place across Niagara and the causes/projects they support, please visit: http://www.niagaracatholic.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/2017-Pilgrimage-full.pdf
HAVE YOU SEEN HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA?
WELLAND – Big Movie Night Presents Hotel Transylvania Friday, October 27, dusk, Welland Civic Square. Grab your lawn chairs and head down to Civic Square, for this free, family-friendly event.
HO, HO, HO! TIME APPROACHING
WELLAND – Welland’s Santa Claus parade is fast approaching! Deadline for entries Is November 13. Applications are available at: http://www.welland.ca
LOCAL AUTHORS DAY OCTOBER 28
WELLAND – Meet a diverse group of local published authors at the Local Author Day event in the Community Room at the Welland Civic Square, noon to 3:30 p.m. Learn about the writing and publishing process and engage directly with some of Niagara’s most talented authors. If you are interested in local authors or are hoping to become one, this is a great opportunity that is not to be missed! The authors will be available to answer questions, discuss their work, and sign your personal copies.
HALLOWEEN DANCE AT LOCAL LODGE
WELLAND – Welland Moose Lodge 977, 281 Riverside Dr, is holding a Halloween Dance, October 28, starting at 8pm. Admission is $15, prizes awarded for 1st 2nd and 3rd costumes and a late lunch is offered.
LIBRARY HOLDS MUSIC TRIVIA NIGHT
WELLAND – How well do you know music? Come on out and test your knowledge in support of your library! The 3rd annual Trivia Night fundraiser will feature music trivia by Shawn McCart from “Name This Tune.”
Join Welland library staff at the Croatian National Home on Friday, November 3 for their renowned penne and meatballs dinner. Gather a few friends, or enter as a team of 8, for friendly competition! Prizes for the top three tables.
Tickets are available at all library branches for $25 each.
5:30 pm – Doors open, 6:15 pm – Dinner is served, 7:30 pm – Trivia begins.
AFTERNOON BOOK CLUB AT THE BLACK SHEEP LOUNGE
WELLAND – The Afternoon Book Club is back in session at The Black Sheep Lounge, 64 Niagara Street. Due to high demand, the afternoon book club now runs the 2nd and 3rd Wednesday of every month. 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 Welland Library at 905-734-6210 ext. 2521.
HEALTHY, BALANCED LIVING FOR SENIORS
WELLAND – The Healthy & Balanced Living for Seniors Speaker Series continues with Gayle Lin of the Alzheimer’s Society of Niagara who will be discussing how you can best maintain brain health. Following the presentation, Dream Ackland of Minds in Motion will facilitate Fitness and Brain Games for seniors. Come learn some new tools to optimize your mind and your life!
The Seaway Mall Branch will be hosting this event on Tuesday, October 31 at 2pm.
NOMINATIONS BEGIN FOR WELLAND WINTER LIGHTS
WELLAND – Do you have a beautifully lit house in your neighbourhood? Nomination forms for the 24th Annual Residential Lighting Contest will be accepted starting Monday, November 13, at Civic Square (60 East Main Street) and the Welland Community Wellness Complex (145 Lincoln Street). Nominations Close: Friday, December 1, at 4:30pm
REGISTRATION BEGINS FOR WINTER LIGHTS BUS TOURS
WELLAND – Registration begins Monday, November 13. Bus tours take place: Monday, December 11 and Tuesday, December 12. Enjoy the best Welland has to offer as you and your family tour the city enjoying the breathtaking lights. Christmas carols, apple cider and treats provided for all. Confirm your spot on a bus tour early to avoid disappointment. Wheelchair accessible busing available.
YOUR CHANCE TO ‘JOIN THE WAVE’
WELLAND – On Saturday, November 4, join the WAVE to WIPE OUT domestic violence. Walk 5km and join the beach party at Seaway Mall. 8am Check In; 9am Walk. Register today. http://www.womensplacesn.org
SEAWAY MALL BRANCH WINS AWARD
WELLAND – Welland Public Library (Seaway Mall Branch) was the recipient of the 2017 Ruby Award for Age – Friendly Business. The library extends thanks to the Welland Pelham Chamber of Commerce.
FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE PRESENTS JOE CRAWFORD
WELLAND- An evening of comedy with award-winning talk show host and comedian Joe Crawford. Friday, November 17, 7pm in the Theatre at Welland Community Wellness Complex, this is a free event.
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.