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: email@example.com
PUBLIC MEETING ABOUT BRIDGE CLOSURE
WELLAND – A public meeting is scheduled regarding the Forks Road Bridge Closure on Tuesday, December 11, at Civic Square (60 East Main St. in the Community Room) from 5pm-6:30pm. Staff will answer questions, address concerns, and present options under consideration moving forward.
NEW COUNCIL’S INAUGURAL
WELLAND – The inaugural meeting of the incoming Welland city council is being held Monday, December 3 at 7pm in council chambers. The new council’s first meeting is the following evening, Tuesday, December 4, 7pm.
STRUDEL SALE FOR CHRISTMAS
WELLAND – Interested in apple or cheese strudel for Christmas? A Christmas strudel sale is taking place at the Croatian National Home, Sunday, December 16 from 10am to 1pm. Easy enough to do: Call Barb at 905-788-6991 to place your order, then pick it up on the 16th.
DO YOU LIKE CHRISTMAS CAROLS?
WELLAND – A Community Carol Sing is being held at St. David’s Anglican Church on Saturday, December 8 starting at 7pm. St. David’s is at 369 Thorold Rd., Welland. Enjoy carols and Christmas hymns. Refreshments to follow.
All are welcome.
DON’T FORGET COOKIES, LOTS OF COOKIES
WELLAND – A Christmas open house is being held at Welland Museum, Saturday, December 8, 1pm to 4pm. Join in for Victorian Carolling beginning at 1:30, story time with Santa at 2pm and cookies, seasonal treats, family Crafts by EarlyON Welland and fresh wreaths for sale….& don’t forget cookies, lots of cookies.
ONE-DAY EXTENSION IN HOLIDAY CLOSURE
WELLAND – Niagara College has recently approved an extension to the normal holiday closure to include Monday, Dec. 24. The College will therefore be closed from Dec. 24, 2018 to Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019 (Inclusive) with normal operations resuming on Wednesday, Jan. 2.
Retail stores at the Teaching Brewery, Wine Visitor and Education Centre, and the Community Employment Services office in St. Catharines will remain open to the public on Dec. 24, 27, 28 and 31. Other modified hours for the holiday break will be shared in the coming weeks.
WINTER LIGHTS TOURS
WELLAND – View the best Welland has to offer, Monday, December 10 and Tuesday, December 11 as you and your family tour the city enjoying the breathtaking lights. Christmas carols, apple cider and treats provided for all. Registration for bus tours is required, see info on city web site. Buses depart at 6:45pm, 7pm and 7:15pm. Location: Welland Farmers’ Market, 70 Young Street, Welland
NEW OR USED COATS WANTED
WELLAND – Koats for Kids takes place 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 11am until 3pm to Saturday, Dec. 15. Koats for Kids is done in partnership with the Hope Centre.
LONGER MONDAY HOURS FOR LIBRARY’S MALL BRANCH
WELLAND – Welland Public Library announces that the Seaway Mall Branch will now be open on Mondays 9am-8pm starting in December! Celebrate by enjoying a tasty cup of hot chocolate and cookies while supplies last.
Monday, Dec 3, 10, 17, 24* *Open Dec 24 9am-2pm.
Supplied by Health Wise
Sponsored by Seaway Mall & Welland Public Library
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
VELVETONES HOST ANNUAL YULE CONCERT
WELLAND – Join the Velvetones for their annual Christmas concert, Christmas in December, Sunday, December 9, 2pm in The Theatre at Welland Community Wellness Complex. Tickets: $7 for passholders and $9 for non-passholders. It will feature a variety of choir, solo, duet and ensemble songs, both sacred and popular Christmas music.
HO, HO, HO AT WELLAND MARKET
WELLAND – Don’t miss Christmas at the market, Saturday, December 22, 9am to 11am at the Welland Farmers’ Market, 70 Young Street, Welland. Join in for festive fun and a visit with Santa. Enjoy some holiday crafts, free face painting, colouring and winter activities.
EAGLES ALUMNI TO MEET
WELLAND – The Welland Eastdale Alumni Association will meet on Wednesday December 5, 7pm in the school library. Come out and get involved. Visit http://www.eastdalealumni.com for more info or call Barb @ 905-735-3778
HARVEST KITCHEN SEASON IS UNDERWAY
WELLAND – Welland’s Harvest Kitchen program started its 23rd season on Thursday, November 1 at Hope Centre, 570 King Street.
The weekly schedule is:
Sundays: Central United Church, 12 Young St., 5pm; Mondays: Eglise du Sacre-Coeur, 72 Empire St., 5:30pm; Tuesdays: Hope Centre, 570 King St., 5:30pm; Wednesdays: St. Kevin Roman Catholic Church, 307 Niagara St., 5pm; 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.
HOTTEST TICKET IN TOWN
WELLAND – Tickets for Soup’s On! are now being sold. The popular soup luncheon fundraiser is being held Friday, January 25, 2019 at St. Kevin’s Church parish hall, 303 Niagara St.
Tickets are available Monday through Friday 9am to 5pm at the parish office, in the foyer of the church before and after all weekend Masses (Saturday 5pm, Sunday, 8:30, 10 and 11:30am and 5pm) and from ticket convenor Bernie Barkovich, 905-735-3562, or call for more info.
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.)