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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
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 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.
NEW OR USED KOATS 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.
WOOD SINGERS AT CENTRAL UNITED
WELLAND – The Robert Wood Singers continue an annual tradition on Sunday, November 25. That’s the date of their Christmas concert, this year titled A Christmas Concert. The program is at Central United Church, King Street, Welland, starting at 2:30pm. Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.robertwoodsingers.com. Price is $15, $8 for attendees 12 and under.
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.
DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER NIGHT
WELLAND – The 21st annual Distinguished Speaker Night takes place at St. Kevin parish, 303 Niagara St., Monday, November 26.
Guest: Cristina Vanin, associate dean, Department of Religious Studies at St. Jerome’s University, University of Waterloo, speaks on One Earth: Pope Francis’ Call for an Integral Ecology, 7pm in the church. Open to the community.
TRIVIA NIGHT AT SACRE-COEUR PARISH
WELLAND – Sacré-Coeur parish on Empire Street hosts its second annual Trivia Night on Friday, November 30 at 7pm (doors open at 6:30) at the church hall. Tickets are $15 per person (includes pizza, great door prize, penny sale table) or $110 for a table of eight. For tickets or more info: Pauline Falardeau 905-735-1441 or by email: email@example.com. Proceeds to support parish operating expenses.
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.
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.
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.
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.)