Facebook Recap, January 26th/2018

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Community Events

Friday January 26th

Health & Wellness Show, 11am to 7pm today and 10am to 4pm tomorrow at the Seaway Mall located at 800 Niagara Street North in Welland. Learn about a healthier lifestyle.

Skating at Wayne Gretzky’s Winery, 12pm to 6pm located at 1219 Niagara Stone Road in NIagara On The Lake. Happening throughout the week. $5 per person to skate, $10 for skate rentals.

11th Annual Porchetta Night, 5pm at Casa Mia Ristorante located at 3518 Portage Road in Niagara Falls. Bottomless plates of pork, buffet, live entertainment and more. $55/per person

Family Paint Night, 6pm at Recca’s Crafty Corner located on Daleview Crescent in Fonthill. You will be painting cardinals, $25/per person.

Trius Black Glass Dinner, 6 to 10pm at Trius Wines located at 1249 Niagara Stone Road in Niagara On The Lake. 3 course meal, each course includes a secret wine pairing disguised in opaque black stemware. $120/per person.

Improv Workshops for Beginners, 7 to 9pm at Cabar-Eh Youth Theatre located at 2 Pelham Town Square in Pelham. Improv has been attributed to improving people’s ability to think quickly on the spot, to be more comfortable speaking publicly, to be more present in everyday life, and most importantly to lighten up, play and have fun. Drop in workshop.

Kashmir: The Ultimate Led Zepplin Tribute Band, 8 to 11pm at the Seneca Queen Theatre located at 4624 Queen Street in Niagara Falls. Visit www.senecaqueen.ca for more information.

Mind Trix – Magic & Illusion, 8pm at the Mystic Stone Lounge located at 6080 Fallsview Boulevard in Niagara Falls. Magic, illusions & comedy.

Falls Fireworks at 9pm. Free and weather permitting.

Saturday January 27th

Welland Farmers Market, 6am to 12pm at the Young Street Market in Welland.

Unicorn Kids Paint, 10am to 12pm at Reccas Crafty Corner located at 36 Daleview Crescent in Fonthill.

Learn All About 3D Design, 10am to 11:30am at the St.Catharines Public Library located at 54 Church Street in St.Catharines. See examples of parts that have been printed on a variety of 3D printers, see how a 3D CAD model is made, and hear from Professional Engineer Nathan Scott about the power of 3D printing. Registration is required.

Teddy Time Tales, 10:15am to 10:45am at the St.Catharines Library located at 425 Carlton Street in St.Catharines. Ages 5 and under and their families. Free, drop in, bring your teddy.

Shop, Sip, Sample & Savour, 11am to 5pm in Niagara On The Lake. Happening Saturday & Sunday. A chance to combine several favourite Niagara On The Lake experiences in one.

Junior Creative Writers, 11am to 12pm at the Niagara On The Lake Public Library located at 10 Anderson Lane in Niagara On The Lake. The Wordplay drop-in sessions, presented by Junior Creative Writers feature creative writing exercises designed to inspire young writers and help them find their flow. Each hour-long session features multiple activities to help access imagination, develop writing skills and gain confidence in writing. The focus is on creating a fun atmosphere where creative expression is safe, playful and engaging.

Dharma Breath Workshop, 12 to 2:30pm at Movement Unlimited Inc located at 178 Highway 20 West in Fonthill. Dharma Breath® provides a technique that you can use at home to relieve and manage stress. It encourages and facilitates one to embrace the present moment, and live life to the fullest as we all deserve.

Snowshoeing In The Vineyard, 12 to 1:30pm at Thirty Bench Winemakers located at 4281 Mountainview Road in Beamsville. $35 per guest. Happening on Sunday as well.

Free Pond Skate, 1pm to 4pm at the West Niagara Agricultural Centre located at 7402 Mud Street West in Grassie. Complimentary hot chocolate and homemade cookies!

The Breadwinner, 4pm to 5:30pm at The Filmhouse located at 250 St.Paul Street in St.Catharines.

Poetry Takes the Night, 6 to 8pm at The Black Sheep Lounge located at 64 Niagara Street in Welland. Open mic!

Sound Health Event, 7 to 9pm at Moksha Yoga located at 216 Glenridge Avenue in St.Catharines. Allow yourself to relax and rejuvenate yourself with this unique Sound Healing experience. Enjoy a peaceful, transformative, and relaxing meditation with the sounds of the gong, chimes, tuning tubes and crystal singing bowls. Whether you come to relax, heal or enjoy the sounds of these sacred instruments your mind, body and soul will thank you. This performance will be two hours long and includes charged water and dark chocolate at the end of the performance. Please bring a yoga mat, pillows and blankets for your comfort.

Keeping the Flame: Niagara Remembers the Quebec Mosque Massacre, 7 to 9pm at the Islamic Society of St.Catharines located at 117 Geneva Street in St.Catharines. Join with the community for a service to remember the victims of the Quebec mosque massacre. Following the remembrance service, stay for a social to network and learn how to get involved in social justice and community causes.

Fonthill Lioness Progressive Euchre, 7 to 10pm at the Fonthill Lions Club located at 179 Highway 20 East in Fonthill. Prizes, light lunch, cash bar, $5 per person.

Jessica Wilson at Peter Piper’s Pubhouse, 8pm located at 111 Highway 20 East in Fonthill.

Clara Lux, 9pm at the Pub On The Hill located at 1455 Pelham Street in Fonthill. Sarah Lamont & John Kizera make their duet debut.

Sunday January 28th

Koline & Cultural Social, 12 to 5pm at Lipa Park located at 2850 Ollie Street in St.Catharines. $18 for Koline (pork/sausage) or $16 for goulash.

Raise the BME Roof Fundraiser! Beef & Beans, 1 to 4pm at the Port Dalhousie Legion located at 57 Lockport Road in St.Catharines. have a lunch of beef and beans to protect and preserve Niagara’s culture and heritage. St.Catharines’ first National Historic Landmark, the Salem Chapel of the British Methodist Episcopalian tradition, needs our help. This is the church Harriet Tubman helped to build. This building is our shared link to the Underground Railroad. The structure needs a new roof and, with the construction of the new Niagara Regional Police Station to be build right behind, the church needs to be buckled down to help mitigate the stress of shaking and pounding the ground around it. Remember, this is a building that is almost 165 years old and has wood log foundations. Its balconies and sanctuaries are well-build and well-cared for but delicate and in need of all the care they can be given. Tickets to the event are $20 and all proceeds go to the church preservation fund. TICKETS are available at pocket CHANGE at 393 St. Paul Street East, St. Catharines

Afternoon Tunes at the Church, 3pm to 5pm at Silversmith Brewing Company located at 1523 Niagara Stone Road in Niagara On The Lake. Live Music.

Open Mic, 3pm to 7pm at Rigs Sports Bar 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 North in Ridgeway.

Sunday Harvest Dinner, 5:30 to 8pm at Peller Estates Winery located at 290 John Street East in Niagara On The Lake. Seasonal selection, served family style. $55 per person.

Monday January 29th

Baby Time, 1:30pm at the Fort Erie Public Library located at 136 Gilmore Road in Fort Erie. From birth to 18 months, drop in.

Tuesday January 30th

Employer Information Sessions: Employment Standards, 10:30am at Job Gym located at 225 Main Street East in Welland. Space is limited. Contact Job Gym to register.

Stories for 2s and 3s, 10:30am to 11:30am at the Fort Erie Public Library located at 136 Gilmore Road in Fort Erie. Ages 1.5 and up, free, drop in.

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.

State of the City, 4:30 to 7pm at the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre located at 250 St.Paul Street in St.Catharines. Starring Mayor Walter Sendzik And A Cast Of 133,000 Citizens. Tickets available online.

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

Wednesday January 31st

BizConX – Networking Event, 5 to 7pm at Wildfire Grillhouse & Lounge located at 410 Ontario Street in St.Catharines. Free Event. Snacks & Door Prizes.

Act Now For A Green Tomorrow: Save Thundering Waters Forrest, 6:45 to 9pm at the Niagara Falls Public Library located at 4848 Victoria Avenue in Niagara Falls. Join the Niagara Greens for a FREE education event featuring experts on the ecological significance of the Thundering Waters Forest and the Leaders of the Niagara Falls Green Party. Panelists include Ed Smith, Karen Fraser and Owen Bjorgan.

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 February 1st

Black Women in Civil RIghts: Film & Panel Discussion, 5 to 8pm at Sankey Chambers at Brock University. SJC’s Lydia Collins presents: Black Women in Civil Rights: film & Panel Discussion. Commemorate the first day of Black History Month with a discussion regarding the role of Black women in the civil rights movement with student leaders, professors, and a special guest!

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

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 here – http://www.gilliansplace.com/event/details/the-vagina-monologues-2

BME Church Go Fund Me. Built in 1855 by African American freedom seekers (runaway slaves and free blacks) with financial help from local residents and others in Canada and the United States, this church was very important during the UGRR era that it was personally “dedicated to the Service of Almighty God” by the prominent AMEC Bishop, Daniel A. Payne.

Although the Salem Chapel is a designated a National Historic Site and Harriet Tubman is a designated Person of National Significance, the church is privately owned and maintained by the congregation, which is why there is very little or no government funding.The church doors remain open for public worship services thanks to the support of a few local donors and seasonal tour groups.  Funding from tourism is enough to pay the bills, but it is not enough to cover the cost of the much needed restoration projects.

Today, less than 12 members attend the Salem Chapel. Some are African American freedom seeker descendants whose ancestors attended the church in the 1850s.  

The church Trustees are spearheading the Preserving Salem Chapel fundraising campaign for future generations because they want to ensure that it continues to serve as a religious institution and  because it is an important treasure in North American history. Their goal is to raise a minimum of $100,000 by the fall of 2018 because there is a lot of work to be done. The church is located in a very visible high traffic area. They need cable wire or earthquake straps with turnbuckles placed in the attic and underneath the sanctuary floor to secure the 162 year old log frame. They would like the wires or straps in place before the construction work for a new municipal building behind the church begins.  They need to replace the deteriorating front door awning and a few weather damaged window sills. If they exceed their fundraising goal the surplus will be put towards; painting the outside of the church, the repair of the exterior and interior steps, the roof gable, lower level windows and the gallery and sanctuary floors.

You can donate here – https://www.gofundme.com/preserving-salem-chapel

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