Facebook Live Recap, December 8th/2017

Community Events
Sourced from ConnectingNiagara

Friday December 8th

DSBN Art Show Grand Opening, 4 to 6pm at DSBN Education Centre in the Atrium, 191 Carlton Street in St.Catharines. A gallery experience, celebrating the thoughts, feelings, skills, and ideas of Grades 4–8 students. DSBN choirs will perform beautiful music while students, teachers, parents and community members appreciate the arts experience!

Kids Night Out – Drop N Shop, 6:30pm at The Painted Turtle Pottery Studio, 277 Welland Avenue in St.Catharines. Cost is just $25/child and includes all supplies, snacks, drinks, games, movies, childcare and taxes! a $15 deposit will be required for each timeslot you book.

Daryn Jones at Showtime Comedy and Entertainment, 7pm at 92 St.Paul Street in St.Catharines. Get your tickets through the Box Office 289–723-2718

A Holiday Cabaret, 8pm at FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, 250 St.Paul Street in St.Catharines. St. Catharines award-winning Suitcase in Point is back with their hilarious made-for-Niagara sketch comedy tradition. An original sketch comedy show that can best be described as SNL meets HBO. Today and tomorrow.

Mind Trix – Magic & Illusion, 8pm at Mystic Stone Lounge, 6080 Fallsview Boulevard in Niagara Falls. A mix of Magic and Mentalism, and always a touch of clean comedy. Located in the lower level at the Old Stone Inn Boutique Hotel

Adult Improv Workshop, 8 to 930pm at Cabar-EH Youth Theatre, 2 Pelham Town Square in Pelham.This is an all skill level Adult IMPROV workshop lead by the amazingly talented Dina (of “Niagara Improv” and “Scared Scriptless” Fame). $5 at the door

Falls Fireworks, 9pm, weather permitting and free

Vigil for Yosif Al Hasnawi, 3pm at the Pond Inlet at Brock University in St.Catharines. A vigil to remember and honour the incredible life of Yosif Al Hasnawi; a promising athlete, star student, beloved son and selfless hero.


Saturday December 9th

Welland Farmers Market, 6am to noon at Young Street Market in Welland. Fresh local produce.

Exhibition: Colour Constructs, 10 am at Rodman Hall Art Centre, 109 St.Paul Street in St.Catharines.  Students in Visual Arts, Studies in Arts and Culture, and French Studies explore the materiality of colours in their own diverse ways. Student works are complemented by graffiti art by Niagara-based artist Mat Vizbulis, a classroom guest during the semester. Everyday until May 4th 2018.

Third Annual Handmade Christmas Market, 12 to 5pm at Faith Welland, 380 South Pelham Road in Welland. Coffee & Hot chocolate from The Black Sheep Lounge.

Saturday Blues, 3pm at Monty’s Gastropub, 547 Ontario Street in St.Catharines. This week the guest is Jenie Thai Nolan.

Who Made Who – Canada’s Unrivaled AC/DC Tribute, 8 to 11pm at Seneca Queen Theatre. The power of Who Made Who mirrors the pure strength, energy, impeccable sound and larger than life stage production of an AC/DC show. For tickets e-mail info@senecaqueen.ca or call 9053539461

Larry & Lainey Live, 5 to 8pm Fregos Grillhouse & Bar, 312 Lake Street in St.Catharines. Accoustic duo performing your favourite rock, blues and folk.

A Very Made Up Holiday presented by Niagara Improv, 8 to 10pm at Mahtay Cafe & Lounge, 241 St. Paul Street in St.Catharines. Three incredible improv troupes ready to get you into the Holiday giggles by making up incredible Holiday-themed stories and scenes completely on the spot!

Snowflake Bazaar, 10am to 2pm at Cavendish Manor, 5781 Dunn Street in Niagara Falls. Vendor Event.

Sunday December 10th

St.Catharines Factory Outlet Flea Market, 9am to 5pm at 46 Turner Crescent in St.Catharines.

Family Paint Day, 9:45am to 1pm at Bridge 12 Pub & Eatery, 10 River Street in Thorold. all ages, some younger children may need some assistance. Everything is included you just have to bring yourself and family and have fun! $20.00 per ticket. Sign up at Bridge 12 and pay there. Or Make arrangements by e transfer. Limited tickets available.

Monday December 11th

Hands-On Succulent/Urban Gardening Workshop, 1:30pm at Mori Gardens, 1709 Niagara Stone Road in Niagara-On-The-Lake.Create a living piece of art for your home, or create a gift that will grow more beautiful each day. $10 Limited spots available Call 905 468 7863 or visit them in-store to book your spot.

Tuesday December 12th

Not much going on today, enjoy some time with your family or catch up on your holiday to do list.

Wednesday December 13th

Christmas In The City, 10am to 6pm, St.Catharines Market Square, 91 King Street in St.Catharines. There will be crafts, art, food, health, wellness and vegan products, home decor and more.

Special Christmas Gift Buy/Sell/Exchange Event, 11am to 2pm at Joe Fetas, 290 Lake Street in St.Catharines. Pay your lunch and shop for unique Christmas gifts. Register here – https://beeniagara.yolasite.com/registration.php

Artists Cafe, 7 to 9pm at Niagara Pumphouse, 247 Ricardo Street in Niagara-On-The-Lake. The event is open to Pumphouse members and non-members alike.

Yoga Rocks, 7 to 8pm at The Fleming Centre, 5020 Serena Drive in Beamsville. Ganga Moon Yoga and Brad James Music are teaming up again to bring you a peaceful evening of a 60min yoga class taught by Andrea Dragicevic, to the live music of talented Canadian Singer/Songwriter Brad James. Tickets are $30. To purchase tickets in advance, text/call Andrea at 289-228-9330 or etransfers through email: gangamoonyoga@gmail.com or here – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/yoga-rocks-tickets-36501810899

Open Bethlehem – A documentary feature by Leila Sansour, 7 to 9pm at The Film House, 250 St.Paul Street in St.Catharines. Open Bethlehem’ is a story of a homecoming to the world’s most famous little town. The film spans five momentous years in the life of Bethlehem, revealing a city of astonishing beauty and political strife under occupation. The film draws from 700 hours of original footage and some rare archive material. Q&A with producer Wael Kabbani to follow. More information here – https://www.facebook.com/events/1623556217667343/

Thursday December 14th

Tartan Terrors Christmas, 8 to 11pm at Seneca Queen Theatre in Niagara Falls. A special evening of Celtic entertainment to you!

The Raft

The RAFT – operated by the Niagara Resource Service for Youth contributes to the welfare of our community by helping at-risk youth, families and neighbourhoods become independent and self-sufficient.

Their services strengthen the emotional and social well being of clients and act as a portal to community resources.

Services are based on the principles of Empowerment, Quality of Life, Dignity and Respect. Services are provided in a supportive and caring environment which encourages independence and self-reliance.

They believe that helping clients take control of their lives builds self-esteem and confidence while empowering clients to become fuller more involved members of their community.

They need Niagara’s help filling the bags with any gift that you think a 16 – 24 year old youth would appreciate!

Some items to consider would be winter clothing (hats/gloves/jackets), Gift cards, Socks & underwear, Toiletries (razors, deodorant, body wash, etc.)

Underdogs Boxing Club

There is still time to donate to the GoFundMe that goes towards Shape Your Life Participants https://www.gofundme.com/help-change-lives-at-underdogs

  • Shape Your Life provides free, non-contact boxing for self-identified women who have experienced violence.

Underdogs Boxing is home of Shape Your Life Boxing – Niagara where participants share with them things like: “I’ve never felt this strong,” “I had no idea I could do something like this and it feels great,” and the one that really got them this past weekend, “I find my posture has improved AND that it carries over into the rest of my week.” She is talking about LITERALLY walking taller.

Then, there’s their members. People who say things like, “I’ve never felt welcome at any other gym,” “I know I’ve only been to a few classes, but you’ve already had me do more than I thought I could,” “I like it here, because you don’t yell at us,” and people who thought or who had been told they couldn’t do push ups are doing 10 or more because they’re being encouraged by supportive coaches.

If you would like me to include your event, a local non-profit or your business in my next Livestream you can contact me here.

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