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MANTINI BRINGS BROADWAY TO ROSE CITY!
WELLAND – Friday Night Live presents Barbara Mantini in Broadway My Way. Enjoy an evening of songs from classic Broadway hits such as Evita and Les Miserables to newer shows like Nine and Songs for a New World. Accompanying Barbara are Stu Harrison on piano and Clark Johnston on bass. Friday, October 19, 7pm, in the Theatre at Welland Community Wellness Complex. Tickets: Performance is free; cash bar.
EVENT SUPPORTS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS
WELLAND – A Pink Party is being held at Seasons Welland Retirement Community, 163 First Ave., Friday, October 19 from 3 to 4pm, in support of Breast Cancer Awareness. Blush wine, cheese and crackers and 50/50 draw. Wear pink, of course! Info, 905-735-5333.
‘ZOMBIES’ TO WALK IN DOWNTOWN WELLAND
WELLAND – The 8th annual Welland Zombie Walk takes place Sunday, October 21, 6pm downtown Welland (Hellems Ave. between Main and Division streets.) This event is community run and has grown in size thanks to the commitment of its volunteers and local sponsors. It has come a long way since 12 attendees the first year. As in past years thanks to local businesses there will be prizes for best costume as well as added attractions Brampton Batman and the 89 Batmobile as well as appearances by Crossfire wrestlers Rage and Beautiful Bea, available for pics and autographs. And of course the Zombie Dance Party. So come out dressed in your best and zombie costume or any costume you like (no fake or real weapons please as this is a family friendly event) or just come and watch the fun but please don’t forget to bring a non-perishable people or pet food item for local charities Hope Centre Welland and Pets Alive Niagara.
E.T. ON CITY HALL SCREEN!
WELLAND – Come out and enjoy E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial on the big screen at Civic Square – free family fun. Friday, October 26, – dusk (approximately 6:30pm).
WEAR COSTUMES TO THIS HALLOWEEN FUNDRAISER
WELLAND – The annual fund-raising Kacey Lynn Halloween Dance is on Friday, October 26 at St. John the Baptist Church Hall, 111 second St. Doors open at 7pm, ribbon cutting at 7:30pm, music starts at 8pm, costume contest at 10pm. Tickets $10 in advance or $12 at the door, call Mary or Jim, 905-735-9526 for tickets or more info.
NOTRE DAME HOLDS 43rd ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE
WELLAND – Sunday, October 28 marks the day for Notre Dame College School’s 43rd annual Pilgrimage for the Developing World. The Pilgrimage is an opportunity for the school community (students, teachers, parents, friends, and alumni) to “put their feet to the gospel” by walking in solidarity with those of the developing world who are less fortunate.
The Notre Dame community invites and encourages alumni and friends to be a part of this special Notre Dame tradition. Registration is at 8:30am, departure prayer at 9am, and Pilgrimage Eucharist at approximately 1pm.
Over the years, Notre Dame has raised over $2 million through this event for development projects throughout the world. From the Pilgrimage it is learned that Canadian Christians are abundantly blessed – we have the ability and means to respond to the needs of the poor. Please support Notre Dame students as they walk in solidarity with those who are less fortunate. If you can’t be there, please consider a donation online at http://www.notredamewelland.com
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 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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
FOOD DRIVE NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT
WELLAND – The annual Welland Community Food Drive takes place Saturday, November 3. Canvassers will be going door to door, starting at 10am. Food can be left outside by the door. Non-perishable items please. More info to follow.
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.
‘POLKA KING’ OSTANEK HERE FOR LIVE CONCERT
WELLAND – Mark your calendars for Saturday, 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 email@example.com
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.
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 Sundays.)