City Shorts, Try ’em On For Size

2017SpeakerCompilation 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

FILL OUT LIBRARY’S SURVEY
surveyWELLAND – Welland Public Library is conducting a short survey of library users. Give it your two cents on how you use and view the library.
You can fill the survey out at any branch location, or online.
Thanks for helping to shape Welland Public Library’s services!

FUNDRAISER FOR ND HOOPSTERS
bb logo (3)WELLAND –  Notre Dame senior boys basketball team has accepted an invitation to play in the All Catholic New Year’s Holiday tournament at Belen Jesuit Prep school in Miami, Florida  during the first week of January 2018.  The event is an eight team tournament with six local south Florida teams, a team from New York City and  Notre Dame.  While in Miami the team will visit the WOW Center Miami, a home for disabled adult and conduct a basketball clinic for the clients at the Center.  The team will be hosting a pasta dinner fundraiser on Friday, December 1 at  Club Castropignano; $14(cash only) for eat in or take out:  penne, meatballs, salad and roll.  Dinners will be served between 3:30pm and 7:30pm.  A  pair of Raptors tickets for Dec 5/17 will also be raffled as a door prize.  All are welcome.

SOUP’S ON! TICKETS ON SALE

WELLAND  – Tickets are now being sold for the 16th annual Soup’s On! Fundraiser. Tickets, which make great Christmas stocking stuffers, are available at the St. Kevin Church office, Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm. Ticket price is $10 person. The popular luncheon fundraiser is being held Friday, January 26, 2018.  The soup prep teams are from: Blessed Trinity High School, Confederation Secondary School, Eastdale Secondary School, Lakeshore Catholic High School, Niagara College’s Canadian Food and Wine Institute and a local small business, Stephanie the Lunch Lady.

COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS DINNER

WELLAND – Holy Trinity Anglican Church is hosting a Community Christmas Dinner on the day itself, December 25, in the parish hall, 77 Division Street. Doors will open at 12:30pm and dinner will start at 1pm. For a place at the table confirm your attendance by calling 905-735-8813.

BLUE HAWAII PARTY
WELLAND –  Blue Hawaii Party  at Welland Museum, December 1, 7 pm – 10pm.
Join the retro Hawaiian themed party with an Elvis twist. ‘Elvis’ will be in the building with a live performance. There will be food and drinks from Smokin Buddha. Hawaiian decor and activities. 19+ . Buy your tickets at firstfridaysniagara.ca for $10 or $12 at the door.

KINDRED PRESENTS WINTER SOLSTICE
WELLAND  – An evening of Kindred’s Canadian Songbook (Canada 150), their Celtic to Cajun Journey, and some reflections of the Christmas season. The performance is Saturday, December 2, 7pm, in the Theatre at Welland Community Wellness Complex.Tickets: $12 for passholders and $15 for non-passholders. More Information: 905-735-1700 Ext. 4000 or recreation@welland.ca

JEAN-VANIER OPEN HOUSE
WELLAND –  l’École secondaire catholique Jean-Vanier is holding its Grade 9 Open House on Tuesday, November 28 from 6pm to 8:30pm. The school is located at 620 River Road.

CHRISTMAS STRUDEL SALE
WELLAND –  Orders are being taken by the Veseli Hrvati music/dance group for Christmas strudel sales at the Croatian National Home’s Club Room. Please pick up your order Sunday, December 17 from 11am to 3pm. Both apple and cheese strudel are being made! To order, call Barb, 905-788-6991.

LIBRARY T-SHIRTS ON SALE
WELLAND – Welland Library has brand new T-shirts for sale! T-shirts are $15 and are available in adult sizes: XS, S, M, L and XL. Available at the Main Branch and Seaway Mall Branch only. All proceeds go towards fundraising for the Welland Public Library.

HEALTHY AND BALANCED LIVING FOR SENIORS
WELLAND –  Succeeding in Safety and Mobility/Ask the Pharmacist,
Tuesday, November 28, 2:00pm. This eight-part series hosted by the Welland Public Library’s Seaway Mall Branch will explore the many ways by which older adults can maintain optimal health and wellness. Exercise and yoga, keeping your mind sharp, and gadgets that can make daily tasks easier are just a few of the topics that will be presented. This series is part of the Ontario Seniors Community Grant Program. No registration required. For more info call the Welland Library at 905-734-6210 ext. 2521 or visit wellandlibrary.ca

EVENING BOOK CLUB
WELLAND – The Evening book club returns this fall to the Main Branch of the Welland Public Library on the last Tuesday of every month. First up: Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo, Tuesday, November 28,  7:30pm. Copies of each month’s book selection are available at the Information Desk. No registration required. For more info call the Welland Library at 905-734-6210 ext. 2521 or visit wellandlibrary.ca

GRADE 9 OPEN HOUSE
WELLAND  – Notre Dame College School is holding its Grade 9 Open House on Thursday, November 30 at 6:30pm. ND is located at 64 Smith Street.

SKATE-A-THON FUNDRAISER
WELLAND –  On Sunday, December 3,  3:30pm to 4:30pm at Jack Ballantyne Memorial Youth Arena, 501 King Street, Welland a fundraiser is being held. La Boîte à soleil will accept monetary donations at the door. Don’t forget your gloves and helmets for the little ones. Receipts will be available for donations of $ 20 or more. Bring your family and friends.

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.

NEW YEAR’S EVE AT CNH  
WELLAND  –  A New Year’s Eve party is being held at the Croatian National Home, sponsored by the home and Veseli Hrvati music/dance group.
Music is by the well known popular group, Introduction. Doors open 6pm, dinner at 7pm. Tickets are $75 per person and the fare includes a midnight buffet! For tickets contact: Cathy Connor 905-734-6533, Kathy Turkovich 905-735-5089, Barb Turkovich 905-788-6991

NOMINATIONS SOUGHT FOR WINTER LIGHTS CONTEST
WELLAND – Do you have a beautifully lit house in your neighbourhood? Nomination forms for the 24th Annual Residential Lighting Contest are being accepted 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 began 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.

ALL ON A SILENT NIGHT
WELLAND –  Join the Velvetones as they perform a variety of choir, solo, duet and ensemble songs – both sacred and popular Christmas music. The concert is Sunday, December 10 at 2pm in The Theatre at the Welland Community Wellness Complex. Tickets: $7 for passholders and $9 for non-passholders. There will even be an appearance by the Grinch.

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.

 

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