It’s Open House time at the museum, ho, ho ho!
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GUESS WHO’S COMING TO TOWN?
WELLAND – Welland’s Santa Claus parade is being held Saturday, November 18 starting at 4pm.
Route: Parade begins at Canadian Tire Financial Services (corner of East Main & Wellington Streets), travels west on East Main St, ending at Civic Square. Join in the fun as Welland welcomes Santa Claus.
Along the route, Canada Post carriers will be collecting letters to Santa and the Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council will be collecting donations for the Welland Open Arms Mission.
Back at Civic Square, the fun is just beginning with the lighting of Welland’s Christmas Tree. Here, kids can visit with Santa, while warming up with free hot chocolate and treats. After the parade, why not stay for a showing of Merry Madagascar on the big screen at Civic Square.
EMPLOYMENT SOLUTIONS WORKSHOPS
WELLAND – Welland Library is excited to partner with Employment Solutions to offer exciting new workshops at the Diamond Trail Branch: APPLYING FOR JOBS ONLINE, Tuesday, November 21: 4:30pm-6:30pm.
Are you applying online for jobs and never hearing back? Or getting strange responses from companies that don’t even seem to exist? Come and learn the tricks to getting your application to the employer without any glitches.
There will be complimentary refreshments from the Blue Star Restaurant at this workshop.
COLLEGE OPEN HOUSE CANCELLED
WELLAND – Niagara College’s Fall Open House scheduled for Saturday, November 18 has been cancelled due to the college faculty strike.
Please check niagaracollege.ca/visit for future opportunities to visit Niagara College, including the Spring 2018 Open House, on Saturday, March 24.
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FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE PRESENTS JOE CRAWFORD
WELLAND – An evening of comedy with award-winning talk show host and comedian Joe Crawford. Friday, November 17, 7pm in the Theatre at Welland Community Wellness Complex, this is a free event.
‘GENTLY USED’ CLOTHING ON SALE
WELLAND – St. David’s Anglican Church, 369 Thorold Road, is hosting a gently used clothing sale Saturday, November 18 from 9am to noon. Includes Boutique Room and $5 per bag room.
EVENING BOOK CLUB
WELLAND – The Evening Book Club returns this fall to the Main Branch of the Welland Public Library on the last Tuesday of every month. First up: Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo, Tuesday, November 28, 7:30pm. Copies of each month’s book selection are available at the Information Desk. No registration required. For more info call the Welland Library at 905-734-6210 ext. 2521 or visit wellandlibrary.ca
WESLEY’S FOOD FAIRE
WELLAND – Lots here, including a cookie walk, deli table, bake table, Christmas items, craft table, silent auction and refreshments. At Wesley United Church, 244 First Avenue, Saturday, November 18 from 9am to noon.
POPULAR SEASONAL EVENT NOVEMBER 18
WELLAND – Seasons First Avenue is hosting its annual Holiday Bazaar Saturday, November 18 from 10am to 2pm. All welcome. Seasons is located at 163 First Avenue.
TARTAN FESTIVAL ON SATURDAY
WELLAND – St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 29 Bald St., is hosting its annual Tartan Festival Saturday, November 18 from 9:30am to 1pm. Featured are Christmas gift baskets, Ruby’s Attic, silent auction, deli and baked goods, knitted and crocheted items and more. Proceeds will be going to Hospice Niagara and Wellspring Niagara.
CHRISTMAS STRUDEL SALE
WELLAND – Orders are being taken by the Veseli Hrvati music/dance group for Christmas strudel sales at the Croatian National Home’s Club Room. Please pick up your order Sunday, December 17 from 11am to 3pm. Both apple and cheese strudel are being made! To order, call Barb, 905-788-6991.
HEALTHY AND BALANCED LIVING FOR SENIORS
WELLAND – Succeeding in Safety and Mobility/Ask the Pharmacist,
Tuesday, November 28, 2pm. This eight-part series hosted by the Welland Public Library’s Seaway Mall Branch will explore the many ways by which older adults can maintain optimal health and wellness. Exercise and yoga, keeping your mind sharp, and gadgets that can make daily tasks easier are just a few of the topics that will be presented. This series is part of the Ontario Seniors Community Grant Program. No registration required. For more info call the Welland Library at 905-734-6210 ext. 2521 or visit wellandlibrary.ca
BLUE HAWAII PARTY
WELLAND – Blue Hawaii Party at Welland Museum, December 1, 7 pm – 10pm.
Join the retro Hawaiian themed party with an Elvis twist. Elvis will be in the building with a live performance. There will be food and drinks from Smokin Buddha. Hawaiian decor and activities. 19+. Buy your tickets at firstfridaysniagara.ca for $10 or $12 at the door
KINDRED PRESENTS WINTER SOLSTICE
WELLAND – An evening of Kindred’s Canadian Songbook (Canada 150), their Celtic to Cajun Journey, and some reflections of the Christmas season. The performance is Saturday, December 2, 7pm, in the Theatre at Welland Community Wellness Complex.Tickets: $12 for passholders and $15 for non-passholders. More Information: 905-735-1700 Ext. 4000 or firstname.lastname@example.org
AFTERNOON BOOK CLUB AT THE BLACK SHEEP LOUNGE
WELLAND – The Afternoon Book Club is back in session at The Black Sheep Lounge, 64 Niagara Street. Due to high demand, the afternoon book club now runs the 2nd and 3rd Wednesday of every month. Copies of each month’s title can be found at the Information Desk at the Library’s Main Branch. The Library will provide a complimentary coffee or similar beverage at Black Sheep. Registration is limited. Please register early to ensure your place at the table. For more info call Welland Library at 905-734-6210 ext. 2521.
NEW YEAR’S EVE AT CNH
WELLAND – A New Year’s Eve party is being held at the Croatian National Home, sponsored by the home and Veseli Hrvati music/dance group.
Music is by the well known popular group, Introduction. Doors open 6pm, dinner at 7pm. Tickets are $75 per person and the fare includes a midnight buffet!
NOMINATIONS SOUGHT FOR WINTER LIGHTS CONTEST
WELLAND – Do you have a beautifully lit house in your neighbourhood? Nomination forms for the 24th Annual Residential Lighting Contest are being accepted at Civic Square (60 East Main Street) and the Welland Community Wellness Complex (145 Lincoln Street). Nominations close: Friday, December 1, at 4:30pm.
REGISTRATION FOR WINTER LIGHTS BUS TOURS
WELLAND – Registration began November 13. Bus tours take place: Monday, December 11 and Tuesday, December 12. Enjoy the best Welland has to offer as you and your family tour the city enjoying the breathtaking lights. Christmas carols, apple cider and treats provided for all. Confirm your spot on a bus tour early to avoid disappointment. Wheelchair accessible busing available.
ALL ON A SILENT NIGHT
WELLAND – Join the Velvetones as they perform a variety of choir, solo, duet and ensemble songs – both sacred and popular Christmas music. The concert is Sunday, December 10 at 2pm in The Theatre at the Welland Community Wellness Complex. Tickets: $7 for passholders and $9 for non-passholders. There will even be an appearance by the Grinch.
JOIN THE MAYOR’S WALK ON MERRITT ISLAND
WELLAND – Meet Mayor Frank Campion at the Merritt Island parking lot Monday mornings at 7:30am for a 40-Minute Walk on Merritt Island.
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