City Shorts, Try ’em On For Size

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CITY SHORTS ART: Members of the Central Station Education Initiative committee gathered for a photo after their  successful Central Fire Station Celebration Saturday morning/afternoon. It offered face painting for children, touch an antique fire truck, live music by various local musicians, local art show, info about the old fire hall and  more. From left: Nora Reid, Karen Anderson, Cathy Horvath, Chris Venditti,  Gilles Boisvert and Claire Masswohl. Wayne Campbell was absent. (Photo by Joe Barkovich)

Compilation by Joe Barkovich, Scribbler-at-large

City Shorts is a compilation, from various sources (government websites, news city-shorts
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

OKTOBERFEST AT THE WELLAND MARKET
WELLAND – The Welland Farmers’ Market is celebrating Oktoberfest. It’s Saturday, October 6, 9am to 11am. Enjoy face painting, crafts and a photo station. The Nu-Tones perform live polka music. There are lots of delicious fruits and veggies in season. The market is at 70 Young St.

HO, HO, HO TIME!
untitledWELLAND – Want some great exposure on your organization this November? Join in one of Welland’s most celebrated events. On November 17, the Welland Santa Claus Parade will open the holiday season and entertain families with floats, festivities, and treats.
Applications are open until November 12. Come be a part of the excitement and join the 2018 Welland Santa Claus Parade! You can apply on the city’s website.

PRO LIFE PRAYER CHAIN IN NIAGARA
WELLAND – Are you the missing link? On Sunday, September 30 from 2pm-3pm, join thousands across North America, rain or shine, standing in silent, prayerful witness to the sanctity of human life.
Come with your family and friends to pray for an end to abortion – along Lundy’s Lane in Niagara Falls. Please report to this location at 1:45pm: Participants from St. Catharines area: Highland Ave. & Lundy’s Lane; (No Frills store); Participants from Welland, Thorold, Port Colborne area: Dorchester & Lundy’s Lane; Participants from Niagara Falls area: Prince Edward Ave. & Lundy’s Lane.

MUSIC TRIVIA NIGHT TICKETS ON SALE
music triviaWELLAND – Think you know music? Come on out and show what you’ve got in support of your library! The 4th annual Trivia Night Fundraiser will once again feature music trivia by Shawn McCart from “Name This Tune.” If you missed it last year, now’s your chance to experience the fun that everyone is raving about! Join in at the Croatian National Home, Broadway, on Friday, November 2 for their infamous and endless (well, almost) penne and meatballs dinner. Gather a few friends – or enter as a team of up to 10 – for some friendly competition! Prizes for the top three tables.Tickets are on sale for $25 each at all library branches.

TAIZE PRAYER AT THANKSGIVING
taizeWELLAND – A Taizé prayer service is being held the Parish Community of St. Kevin, 303 Niagara St., Welland on Tuesday, October 9 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, rich in song, chant, music and scripture readings, is open to the community.

HAVE FUN BETWEEN THE COVERS AT POPULAR BOOK SALE
WELLAND – The annual book sale held by the Canadian Federation of University Women Welland and District is being held Saturday, October 13, 9 am to 3pm at the Niagara Regional Exhibition Grounds, 1100 Niagara Street.

ALUMNI ASSOCIATION HOLDS MEETING
WELLAND – Eastdale Alumni Association holds its next meeting Wednesday, October 3, from 7pm to 8:30pm. Come out to the school library and get involved. More info, visit http://www.eastdalealumni.com or call Barb at 905-735-3778.

ADULT CHESS CLUB AT THE LIBRARY
WELLAND – A new and exciting chess club begins this fall! Players of all skill levels are welcome to join. Come learn how to play or improve your game with new strategies. An experienced chess teacher will be on-hand to assist. Chess boards will be supplied.
For more information, please call 905-734-6210 ext. 2521 or contact: info@wellandlibrary.ca

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 Oktoberfest sausage on freshly-baked bun with/without sauerkraut, homemade baked potato soup, carrot cake, coffee, tea and apple cider. Event tickets: presale $11 passholder, $12 non-passholder; regular $12 passholder, $13 non-passholder. Limited seating, so get your tickets early.

‘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

‘HOMETOWN CULTURE’ THEME OF MAYOR’S FUNDRAISER
WELLAND – Welland Hydro Electric System Corporation on Friday, November 9 presents Hometown Culture – an evening with Mayor Campion. 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

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 appearing Saturdays or Sundays.)

 

 

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