Facebook Live Recap, January 19th/2018

This weeks live segment is sponsored by Cheekbone Beauty. Canadian made cosmetics supporting First Nations Education. Cheekbone Beauty was created to manufacture and sell Canadian-made products ans cosmetics that will support programs aimed at educating and improving the lives of Aboriginal youth. Currently, Cheekbone has chosen to assist the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada and have committed to donating 10% of all profits to their project called, ‘Shannen’s Dream.’ To learn more please read Shannen Koostachin’s inspiring story at www.fncaringsociety.com/shannens-dream.

The founder of Cheekbone Beauty, Jenn Harper, was the recipient of the STEM Award at the 2017 GNCC Women In Business Awards. In addition to their products being made in Canada they are also: Paraben Free, Hypo-Allergenic, Allergy Tested, Fragrance Free and Cruelty Free.

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Community Events

Friday January 19th

Icewine Experience Tour & Tasting, 12 to 1pm at Konzelmann Estate Winery located at 1096 Lakeshore Road in Niagara-On-The-Lake. Bundle up for a brisk stroll through the vineyards where you will learn about the production of Icewine. Then warm up by the fire by sampling two Icewines from their shelves and one from their library, paired with a selection of sweet, salty, and spicied accompaniments. Finish off the tasting with a warm pear nectar and Icewine cider. $20/person. Limited space available. Happening all week.

Skating at Wayne Gretzky’s Winery, 12 to 6pm, located at 1219 Niagara Stone Road in Niagara-On-The-Lake. $5 per person for skating, $10 per person for skate rentals. No reservation required. This is happening throughout the week.

Sip for a Cure 6pm at Big Texas Niagara located at 5769 Ferry Street in Niagara Falls. Prizes, Tapa’s Menu, Bull Riding and Live Music.

Trius Black Glass Dinner, 6 to 10pm at Trius Wines located at 1249 Niagara Stone Road in Niagara-On-The-Lake. Hosted by their wine experts, you’ll start the evening with a guided wine tasting in the cellar. For dinner, you’ll have the best seats in the house as you savour 3-courses of locally-inspired cuisine by Executive Chef Frank Dodd. Each course will include secret wine pairings disguised in opaque black stemware, and with the assistance of the Trius team, you’ll guess which wine is in your glass. Put your nose and palate to the test! After dinner, you’ll head outside for a dessert reception with roasted marshmallows over an open fire and a delicious glass of Icewine or Icewine hot chocolate. $120 per person.

Silk Night, 7 to 9pm at the Welland Farmers Market located at 70 Young Street in Welland. Discover with PaintFest “The Ancient Art of Marbling” in three easy steps: choose your favourites colours, create your pattern, print it in on your silk scarf and take home an original and unique piece of art. Price is $60 per class, all materials are included.

Mind Trix, Magic & Illusion, 8pm at Mystic Stone Lounge located at 6080 Fallsview Boulevard in Niagara Falls.A mix of magic, mentalism and as always a touch of clean comedy. The Mystic Stone Lounge is located in the lower level of the Old Stone Inn Boutique Hotel.

Wilbur James Blues Band, 9pm at Frego’s Grillhouse and Bar located at 312 Lake Street in St.Catharines. Live music.

Falls Fireworks, starting at 9pm. Free & weather permitting.

Johnny Chimpo Crew Live, 9pm at Pub On The Hill located at 1455 Pelham Street in Fonthill. Live music.

Saturday January 20th

Welland Farmers Market, 6am to 12pm located on Young Street in Welland.

Teddy Time Tales, 10:15am to 10:45am at St.Catharines Public Library located at 425 Carlton Street in St.Catharines. For ages 5 and under and their families. Feel free to bring your teddy!

Niagara-On-The-Lake Icewine Village, Saturday and Sunday on Queen Street. Niagara-on-the-Lake’s historic Queen Street transforms into a winter wonderland as the town comes together to play their part in wine country’s annual Icewine celebration with culinary creations, music, shopping and sparkling ice sculptures.

MWB Psychic & Wellness Fair, 11am to 5pm at 7 Park Avenue in St.Catharines. Messages From Within with Alissa Rusk, Intuitive Readings with Susan Winning, Body Soul Harmony with Joan King, Believe in Angels and Beyond with Lenka Kamenicky, Psychic Vanessa Hurst, Bar Readings with Nancy Kelly, Psychic, Medium Jewels With Julie Murray

Snowshoeing in the Vineyard, 12 to 1:30pm at Thirty Bench Wine Makers located at 4281 Mountainview Road in Beamsville. Bundle up to enjoy the fresh air and wonderful views of Lake Ontario and beyond as you snowshoe or hike through their estate vineyard. Their wine and travel expert will guide you through wine tastings at stations throughout the vineyard and teach you tips and the best trekking methods while their wine consultant guides you through a tasting of Thirty Bench wines amongst the hibernating vines. Afterwards, enjoy a warm cup of soup, while sitting outside by the fire. Snowshoe or Hiking Sessions are held every Saturday and Sunday until the end of February. $35 per guest. Limited Space Available.

Niagara Women March On, 1:30 to 3:30pm at Mahtay Cafe located at 241 St. Paul Street in St.Catharines. Saturday is the anniversary of the Women’s March on Washington – Niagara Edition. Sign up here – http://www.womensmarchcanada.com/45137/niagara_women_march_on

Pelvic Floor Workshop, 2 to 4pm at Movement Unlimited Inc located at 178 Hwy 20 W in Fonthill. Pelvic floor health is a fitness issue. Whether your experiencing signs of incontinence or pelvic organ prolapse or you want to understand more about your pelvic floor and how to prevent issues, this workshop is for you. Learn about pelvic floor health and 10 key exercises that can improve the strength, endurance and coordination of these often forgotten muscles.

The Breadwinner, 4 to 5:30pm at The Film House located at 250 St.Paul Street in St.Catharines. Based on Deborah Ellis’ 2000 middle-grade novel, The Breadwinner follows eleven-year-old Parvana with her family in war-torn Kabul, Afghanistan. One day, her father is arrested, and Parvana’s life is changed forever. In a time and place where women are not allowed to leave home without men, her family is left without someone who can earn money. To help her family, Parvana disguises herself as a boy and becomes the breadwinner for the family. And though she is in danger of being discovered, Parvana resolves to find a way to rescue her father,.

Fonthill Lions Pasta Dinner, 5 to 7pm at the Fonthill Lions Club located at 179 Hwy 20 E in Fonthill. All you can eat, take out available. 4 choices of sauce. Adults – $12, Children – $6.

Icewinemaker’s Dinner, 6 to 10pm at Trius Wines located at 1249 Niagara Stone Road in Niagara-On-The-Lake. Join Trius Wines annual Icewine Festival tradition. You will start the evening with an Icewine cocktail reception followed by a 4-course dinner by Executive Chef Frank Dodd. They will show you how Icewine pairs with savoury foods as you sip and taste through each delectable course with wines perfectly paired by 2016 Winemaker of the Year Craig McDonald. After dinner, you’ll gather for dessert, where you can stay cozy inside or bundle up and enjoy the fire pits on the patio. $130 per person.

1st Annual Niagara Dream Centre Walk a thon, 6 to 9pm. Help the Dream Centre achieve their goal to purchase equipment required to operate an emergency hunger relief program in the Niagara Region, allowing more communities to participate in our Adopt-A-Block program. Every dollar gets them closer to their goal.

Kingsway Rock N Bowl, 7 to 11pm at Kingsway Bowling Centre & Family Restaurant located at 215 Riverside Drive in Welland. $15 per person includes 2 games of bowling with light dinner served at 9pm. Live music by Blake Halladay and Rob Repovs.

Sunday January 21st

Alzheimer’s Society of Niagara Walk for Memories at Brock University. This is their biggest fundraiser. The Walk for Alzheimer’s builds on the strength of thousands of community walks across the country. It’s a great opportunity to rally around this increasingly prevalent disease, raising awareness and much-needed funds to support local programs and services in the Niagara Region. You can donate here – http://www.alzgiving.ca/site/TR?pg=entry&fr_id=1768.

Hamburg St.Paul Job Fair, 11am to 6pm at Hamburg St.Paul located at 233 St.Paul Street in St.Catharines. Bring your resume for on the spot interviews.

Fenwick Lioness Club presents Soups On, 11:15am to 1:30pm at the Fenwick Lions Club located at 999 Church Street in Fenwick. All you can eat homemade soup. 5 different kinds to choose from. $10 per person, Kids under 10 are $3

Learn to read Tarot Cards, 1 to 5pm at Cat & Monkey Events located at 4548 Queen Street in Niagara Falls. Bring your tarot cards and learn to give tarot card readings. Julie will provide guidance and information on how to use your tarot cards as well as grounding, protection and connecting with your higher self. You will also get the opportunity to practice. Contact Julie at jewelzpsychicmedium@gmail.com to book your spot.

Football Pool Party, 2 to 9pm at M.T. Bellies located at 871 Niagara Street in Welland.Pig roast, buffet, drink specials and square boards.

Jeff Burch NDP Candidate Nominee Meet and Greet, 3 to 5pm at The Black Sheep Lounge located at 64 Niagara Street in Welland.

Afternoon Tunes at The Church, 3 to 5pm at Silversmith Brewing Company located at 1523 Niagara Stone Road in Niagara-On-The-Lake.Live tunes every Sunday.

Open Mic, 3 to 7pm at Riggs Sports Pub located at 455 Merritt Street in St.Catharines. Hosted by Mark Swayze.

Open Mic at the Tap Room, 5 to 8pm at Brimstone Brewing Company located at 209 Ridge Road N in Ridgeway.

Sunday Harvest Dinner, 5:30 to 8 pm at Peller Estates Winery located at 290 John Street East in Niagara-On-The-Lake. Enjoy having Peller Estates’ Executive Chef Jason Parsons and his culinary team prepare your Sunday night dinner. With their team in the kitchen you’ll be able to relax with your family, catch up and spend a nice evening together in wine country. Their new harvest menu showcases the bounty of the region with local ingredients and seasonal dishes, served family style. $55 per person.

The Square, 7 to 9:30pm at The Film House located at 250 St.Paul Street in St.Catharines. Disaster strikes when a curator hires a public relations team to build some buzz for his renowned Swedish museum. The Square is a poignant satirical drama reflecting our times—about the sense of community, moral courage and the affluent person’s need for egocentricity in an increasingly uncertain world.

Monday January 22nd

Baby Time, 1:30pm at the Fort Erie Public Library located at 136 Gilmore Road in Fort Erie.Bouncing and tickling rhymes, songs and stories for babies from birth to 18 months with their parents and caregivers. Drop in.

Monday Night, Date Night, 5 to 8pm at Trius Wines located at 1249 Niagara Stone Road in Niagara-On-The-Lake. Treat your loved one to dinner for only $99 per couple, including a shareable appetizer, choice of main, a shareable dessert and a bottle of Trius wine.

Niagara Anti Racism Coalition Public Meeting, 7 to 9pm at the Niagara Artists Centre located at 354 St.Paul Street in St.Catharines.

Tuesday January 23rd

Stories for 2’s and 3’s, 10:30am to 11:30am at the Fort Erie Public Library located at 136 Gilmore Road in Fort Erie. Free, no registration required for ages 1.5 and up.

Life Hacks, 4 to 5pm at the St.Catharines Public Library located at 54 Church Street in St.Catharines. Compete in fun games and challenges, while learning some basic life skills they don’t teach in school. They will teach you how to wrap a gift, pack a suitcase, clean your room in less than 5 minutes, and even how to fold those frustrating fitted sheets. For ages 10 – 15, $4.00 for the 4 week session.

Open Jam Night hosted by the Ol’Child Band, 9pm at Taps Brewery located at 4680 Queen Street in Niagara Falls.

Wednesday January 24th

Wellspring Niagara Day at Gord’s Place, located at 84 James in St.Catharines. Visit Gord’s Place on James Street in downtown St. Catharines for lunch or dinner on January 24th! Mention to your server that you are a supporter of Wellspring Niagara and they will donate 15% of your cheque to support the free cancer programs and services offered at Wellspring Niagara.

Meet the Nutritionist at Picards Peanuts, 12 to 3pm located in Fonthill. Join Nutritionist Julie Gledhill every Wednesday. Go in for some free Nutrition tips and recipes. There will be free samples of some of the most healthy items in store.

Car Seat Safety Clinic, 6pm Port Colborne and Fire Emergency Services located at 3 Killaly Street in Port Colborne. Free clinic.

BBQ Night at the Grimsby Diner, 6 to 10pm, 26 Main Street West in Grimsby. $35 per person. Wine and cider from Creekside Estates Winery will also be available for tasting

Mindfulness Workshop, 7:15 to 9pm at Optimal Wellness Niagara located at 26 Hiscott Street in St.Catharines. Self-care workshop with Kathryn Richmond.

Karaoke Contest, 9pm at Capital Q located at 4317 Queen Street in Niagara Falls.

Matthew Vandersluys at Frego’s, 9pm at Frego’s Grillhouse and Bar located at 312 Lake Street in St.Catharines. Live Music.

Thursday January 25th

The Cannabis Industry in Niagara: Economic and Academic Impacts, 5 to 7pm at the Niagara College Niagara On-The-Lake Campus, Room W214. A discussion on the Cannabis Industry in the Niagara Region.This panel will give an inside look into Canada’s cannabis industry, from the economic and business opportunities to the new Commerical Cannabis Program at Niagara College. A Q&A will follow the panel discussion, come with any questions you may have on the legislation or impacts on the region!

The panelists are:
MP Vance Badawey (Niagara Centre)
MP Chris Bittle (St. Catharines)
Blake Landry, Manager of Economic Research and Analysis at Niagara Region Economic Development
Bill MacDonald, Professor in Niagara College’s School of Environmental and Horticultural Studies and Coordinator of Commercial Cannabis Program
Jennifer Maccarone, Chief Quality Officer at Up Cannabis

Students, Staff, and Community Members are all welcome!

The Permtones Live, 6 to 9pm at the Pub on the Hill located at 1455 Pelham Street in Fonthill.

Balancing the Chakras Workshop, 6 to 8pm at 85 Lakeshore Road in St.Catharines. Hosted by Ashley Wasilewicz. You will dive into the subtle body and use movement, breath and essential oils to find balance. Limited spots available.

May the Fork be with You, 7pm at The Geekery Pub located a 7000 Macleod Road in Niagara Falls. Star Wars themed dinner, cosplay encourage. $40 per person.

Dejaun Hunter Shrine World Music Venue, 7 to 9pm at Mokus Family Restaurant in Fonthill.

Thursday Night Jams, 7 to 9pm at Silversmith Brewing Company located at 1523 Niagara  Stone Road in Niagara-On-The-Lake.

Open Mic Night, 7:30 to 10pm at The Crystal Chandelier located at 3878 Erie Road in Crystal Beach.

The Embolden Foundation is a non-profit dedicated to delivering programs to women of colour in the Niagara Region and beyond. Their mission is to create impactful change for people of colour through meaningful interaction inside and outside the diaspora. Embolden welcomes members regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, familial status and physical ability. They were formed to support one another, share resources, learn together and celebrate our lives.

Pro-Choice Billboard Campaign in Niagara. From the Chuffed.org campaign,  “Niagara is home to a progressive community of people that support a woman’s right to choose. In fact, we’ve taken for granted that so many of us are in full support of reproductive rights (more than 3 in 4 Canadians according to March 2017 Ipsos survey*) that we haven’t taken any steps to add balance to the conversation that is happening on street corners and billboards throughout our Region. With your help, we are going to buy ten billboards across the Niagara Region to add balance to this narrative. We are not attacking anyone, we are not angry with anyone, but we do see the need to offer perspective and options. We want the women of Niagara to know that the loudest voice isn’t the only voice, that we are here too, that they have support of their community as they exercise their rights. Women who also believe that balance in this narrative is not only fair but needed.”

In only a few short days this campaign has, as of last night, raised $5,052 of their $7,000 goal with the campaign being shared on social media over a thousand times.

You can donate here – https://chuffed.org/project/pro-choice-billboard-campaign-in-niagara#

The Vagina Monologues for Gillian’s Place. With humour and grace, the award-winning The Vagina Monologues celebrates women’s sexuality and strength. Through this play and the liberation of this one word, countless women throughout the world have taken control of their bodies and their lives.

For more than sixteen years, The Vagina Monologues has given voice to experiences and feelings not previously exposed in public. The show is being performed February 3rd and 4th. It features some of the most talented women in Niagara, purchase your tickets
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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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