City Shorts, Try ’em On For Size

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CITY SHORTS ART: South Niagara Rowing Club holds its annual Head of the Welland Five Bridges Fall Classic in Welland on September 22. Mix outstanding local scenery and gorgeous fall weather and it becomes a thing of beauty to follow. More about the Five Bridges Fall Classic to come. (File photo September 2017/ Joe Barkovich)

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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

YUMMY! FEAST STREET RETURNS
WELLAND – Join the community celebration of food, culture and entertainment!
Saturday, September 22 from noon to 11pm and Sunday, September 23, noon to 6pm, East Main Street, downtown Welland. With food vendors offering samples of awesome dishes you will be able to experience a variety of fun and feast for the whole family. For more details: http://www.feaststreetniagara.com/about.php Also, watch the second annual CEED (Celebrate. Embrace. Equality. Diversity) of Hope parade, East Main Street, September 23, 1pm to 3pm.

BIG MOVIE NIGHT AT CIVIC SQUARE
City movieWELLAND – Come out and enjoy some free family fun! Incredibles 2 is the second of four Big Movie Nights for 2018. Watch the movie on the Big Screen at Civic Square and enjoy free popcorn and juice. Friday, September 21 @ dusk, Welland Civic Square. RAIN OR SHINE: In case of inclement weather movies will be shown inside Civic Square.

‘POLKA KING’ OSTANEK HERE FOR LIVE CONCERT
Ostanek-walterWELLAND – Mark your calendars for November 3, when Walter Ostanek and his friends Big John T Bone Little and Roger Wyatt perform at the Welland Community Wellness Complex starting at 7pm! Tickets: Advanced (until October 21): $12.50 passholder & $14.50 non-passholder; Regular (October 22 onward): $13.50 passholder & $15.50 non-passholder. All tickets plus HST

CELEBRATE HARVEST TIME AT THIS LUNCHEON
WELLAND – A Harvest Luncheon is being held Friday, October 12 from 11:30am to 1pm at Welland Community Wellness Complex Canal Bistro.
The menu includes Octoberfest sausage on freshly-baked bun with/without sauerkraut, homemade baked potato soup, carrot cake, coffee, tea and apple cider.
Event tickets: presale (begins Sept. 10) $11 passholder, $12 non-passholder; regular(begins Sept. 24) $12 passholder, $13 non-passholder. Limited seating, so get your tickets early.

‘HOMETOWN CULTURE’ THEME OF MAYOR’S FUNDRAISER
2018MayorsEvent01WELLAND – Welland Hydro Electric System Corporation on Friday, November 9 presents Hometown Culture – an evening with Mayor Campion.
Attend the mayor’s annual fundraising event for an evening of great food, music and more. Proceeds go to the following organizations: Niagara Community Foundation Welland Mayor’s Children & Youth Fund; Niagara Nutrition Partners; Family and Children Services Niagara; and YMCA Pro-Kids.
Hometown Culture is being held at Croatian National Home, 6 Broadway Avenue, Welland. Doors open at 6pm, casual dress. Tickets are $150 per person (all inclusive). Please call 905-735-1700 Ext. 2338 or email matthew.bosnich@welland.ca

CULTURE DAYS WEEKEND HAS MUCH TO OFFER
WELLAND – A National Celebration of Canadian Culture! From Nunavut to New Brunswick, and from British Columbia to Baffin Island – and all points in between – we share all the inspiration, artistry, creativity and expression that reflects the mosaic of Canadian culture. Here in Welland, join in for a weekend of music, visual art, dance and more, Friday, September 28, Saturday, September 29 and Sunday, September 30. Get hands-on and behind-the-scenes in Welland. All activities are free. Food is available for purchase. For more details visit: https://www.welland.ca/Leisure/eventsinfo/cultureDays.asp

BATTLE OF THE BANDS
battle of bandsWELLAND – Welland Public Library – along with the City of Welland – is hosting a Battle of the Bands competition. This national Culture Days event will take place at Merritt Park on the floating stage on September 29, noon to 3pm. Deadline for submissions was September 15.
Cash prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place (provided by the Kiwanis Club of Welland).

FALL NEWSLETTER AT LIBRARY
WELLAND – There are plenty of new things happening at Welland Public Library this fall! Check out the fall newsletter to see for yourself. WPL will be hosting a music series and other events, and is forming new partnerships with the community. Have a look at the Boardwalk Banter Fall 2018 issue online, or pick one up now at any branch!

ALZHEIMER COFFEE BREAK
WELLAND – Tuesday, September 25 from 9am to 3pm at Welland Community Wellness Complex. Join in and support the Alzheimer Society in our community.

AUTHOR JACQUES INTRODUCES FIRST BOOK
MICHAEL JACQUESWELLAND – Come meet local author Michael Jacques and chat about his first book, the inspirational “Can’t Read, Can’t Write, Here’s My First Book.” Michael has worked with Re:Action4Inclusion and Community Living Ontario Youth Initiative.No registration required. Saturday, September 22, 11am – 1pm, Seaway Mall library branch

JOIN THE MAYOR’S WALK ON MERRITT ISLAND
WELLAND – Put your best foot forward! Meet Mayor Campion at the Merritt Island parking lot Monday mornings at 7:30 a.m. for a 40-minute walk on Merritt Island.

(City Shorts is a weekly feature on the blog, now appearing Sundays.)

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