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CITY SHORTS ART:  Ceremony in observance of 100th anniversary of Armistice Day (Supplied graphic)

Compilation by Joe Barkovich, Scribbler-at-large

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

FOOD DRIVE NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT
WELLAND – The 26th annual Welland Community Food Drive takes place Saturday, November 3. Canvassers will be going door to door, starting at 10am. Food should be left outside by the door. Non-perishable items please. Proceeds divided equally among Hope Centre, Open Arms Mission and Salvation Army food banks. More info to follow.

HARVEST KITCHEN READY TO START SERVING HOT MEALS
WELLAND – Welland’s Harvest Kitchen program starts its 23rd season on Thursday, November 1 at Hope Centre, 570 King Street, 5pm.
The weekly schedule is:
Sundays: Central United Church, 12 Young St., 5pm, starting November 4; Mondays: Eglise du Sacre-Coeur, 72 Empire St., 5:30pm, starting November 5; Tuesdays: Hope Centre, 570 King St., 5:30pm, starting November 6; Wednesdays: St. Kevin Roman Catholic Church, 307 Niagara St., 5pm, starting November 7; Thursdays (5pm for all): first Thursday of the month, Hope Centre, second Thursday, Southridge Community Church, 414 River Rd., third Thursday, Holy Trinity Anglican Church (use the market square door at the back), fourth and fifth Thursdays, Sts. Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church, 300 Chaffey St. and new this season, third and fourth Fridays, 5pm, Southridge Community Church.
For emergency shelter please call 905-714-5007.

NEW OR USED COATS WANTED
WELLAND – Koats for Kids will take place this year from November 1 until December 15. Needed are new or good used winter coats for men, women and children, these donations can be dropped off at any local cleaner. Koats for Kids is based at Central United church house on Young Street on Monday to Friday from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. from Thursday, November 1 to Saturday, December 15. Koats for Kids is done in partnership with the Hope Centre.

WALK FOR WOMEN’S PLACE AT SEAWAY MALL EVENT
WELLAND – Join a wave of men, women, youth and children Saturday, November 3 as you walk to WIPE OUT domestic violence in support of the local women’s shelters operated by Women’s Place. Put on some beachwear, come in from the cold and join for a 5 km mall walk and beach party. By raising pledges and walking, you will be helping women and children to transition to lives free of abuse. The event is perfect for walkers of all ages and abilities. Encourage your friends, family and coworkers to put on some sunscreen and register for this fun event. Time: 9 a.m. (check-in starts at 8 a.m.) at Seaway Mall.

BRANCH COLLECTION TO START
WELLAND – Niagara Region provides branch collection in the spring and fall to residents in single family homes and apartments with six units or less.
Fall branch collection dates are: Oct. 29 – Nov. 2; Nov. 5 – Nov. 9; Nov. 12 – Nov. 16; Nov. 19- Nov. 23. Branches must be at the curb by 7am on your regular collection day.
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.
Stumps, large branches / limbs and tree trunks are not collected at the curb.Drop these off at a landfill year-round for free.

KINDRED PRESENTS CELTIC JOURNEY
WELLAND – An evening of Kindred’s Celtic to Cajun Journey, and some reflections of the Christmas season. The popular local group performs Saturday, December 1, in the theatre at the Welland Community Wellness Complex at 7pm. Tickets: $12 for passholders and $15 for non-passholders. More Information: 905-735-1700 Ext. 4000 or recreation@welland.ca

HO, HO, HO TIME!
WELLAND – 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.

SPOOKY HALLOWEEN PARTY
WELLAND – Boo! Search for ghosts in a spine-tingling scavenger hunt, listen to some scary stories, and try your hand at a spooktacular craft. And yes, there will be candy! You’re invited, Wednesday, October 31, 5pm to 7pm at Welland Public Library’s Seaway Mall Branch. Costumes welcome. No registration required.

MUSIC TRIVIA NIGHT TICKETS ON SALE
WELLAND – 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 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.

MAIN BRANCH OPEN SUNDAYS
WELLAND – Welland Public Library has announced that the Main Branch is  open Sundays 1pm-5pm.
These special Sunday hours will run to April 28, 2019. The library’s main branch is at downtown Welland’s Civic Square.

‘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 most often on weekends.)

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