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Spencer Mackenzie performs at Donnelly's Pub in Thorold Friday at 7:30 p.m. as part of the 16th annual Canal Bank Shuffle Blues Festival. For the performers lineup, visit canalbankshuffle.com. (Sarah Ferguson/Postmedia file photo)

Spencer Mackenzie performs at Donnelly's Pub in Thorold Friday at 7:30 p.m. as part of the 16th annual Canal Bank Shuffle Blues Festival. For the performers lineup, visit canalbankshuffle.com. (Sarah Ferguson/Postmedia file photo)

Here's a look at what's happening in Niagara over the coming week.

NIGHT LIFE

DUNN STREET GRILL: Patsy and the Muscle, Oct. 14, 6095 Dunn St., Niagara Falls, 905-357-1011.

BUCHANANS STEAK & SEAFOOD: Frank Krahn, pianist, Oct. 13, 6022 Stanley Ave., Niagara Falls (DoubleTree), 905-353-4111, niagarafallsdoubletree.com

JORDAN HOUSE TAVERN: Double Trubble, Oct. 13; Throwbacks, Oct. 14, 3751 Main Street, Jordan. 905-562-9591 ext. 6, www.jordanhouse.ca

THE OLD WINERY: Oct. 13, The Old Winos with Djino Lefrancois and Big Dave Tufford; Oct. 14, Niagara Rhythm Section with Raoul Bhaneja and Darren Gallen, 2228 Niagara Stone Rd., Niagara-on-the-Lake, 905-468-8900

THE BAR UPSTAIRS: Mighty Duck Blues Band with Michael Schatte, Oct 14, 16 Melbourne Ave., St. Catharines, 905-684-7688, www.thebarupstairs.com

OTHER STUFF

LIFETREE CAFE: Toxic Faith: When Religion Hurts, Oct. 12 and Oct 15, 7 p.m., The Unit, 2-3840 Dominion Rd., Ridgeway, free

ST. CATHARINES PUBLIC LIBRARY: Author reading with Zarqa Nawaz. Oct. 12, 7 pm. Brock talks, with Dr. Diane Bielicki, Oct. 18. Central Library, 54 Church St. Free, Tickets required, 905-688-6103 ext. 211, www.stcatharines.library.on.ca 

NIAGARA PROSTATE CANCER GROUP: Meets Oct. 12, 7 p.m. Royal Henley Retirement Community, 582 Ontario St., St. Catharines, 905-934-1685 or niagaraprostate@yahoo.ca

CLUB CASTROPIGNANO: Fish and chips dinner, Oct. 13, 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., 1311 Egerter Rd., Port Robinson, 905-384- 9292

WHEELS OF HOPE TRIVIA NIGHT:  Oct. 13, 7:30 p.m., Club LaSalle, 111 Arthur St. Proceeds to Canadian Cancer Society’s transportation program, $15 person/tables of eight, 905-684-6455

RUMMAGE FALL SALE: Oct. 14, 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., Our Lady of Scapular Church, 6557 Thorold Stone Rd., Niagara Falls. Drop off Oct. 13, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

ST. JOHN’S STEVENSVILLE UNITED CHURCH: Country luncheon and fall fair, 14789 Sodom Rd., Snyder, Oct. 14, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

WESLEY UNITED CHURCH ANNUAL FALL GARAGE AND BAKE SALE: 244 First Ave., Welland, Oct. 14, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., 905-735-5912 

ST. MARY CWL FASHION SHOW: Oct. 15, 2 p.m. St. Mary Parish Hall, 90 Griffith St., Welland. Tickets $5, 905-327-7996

SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING: Oct. 17, 7:30 p.m. Folk Arts Multicultural Centre, 85 Church St., St Catharines. First class free for new members, www.rscdsstcatharines.ca

WELLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY: Elder abuse prevention with Dion McParland at Seaway Mall branch, Oct. 17, 2 p.m. Suicide awareness with Laura Hotham at main branch, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m., www.wellandlibrary.ca, 905-734-6210 ext. 2521

EMPLOYMENT SOLUTIONS: Online applications workshop, Oct. 18. Free, 2 p.m., 800 Niagara St., Seaway Mall, Welland, 905-788-3751 to register 

SENIOR’S DIABETIC SUPPORT GROUP: Oct. 18, 10 a.m., $2, Grantham Lions Club, 732 Niagara St., St. Catharines, 905-937-4664

RIDGEWAY LIONS PASTA DINNER: Oct. 19, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., adults $10, children $5, under four free, Crystal Ridge Community Centre, 99 Ridge Rd. S., Crystal Beach

BROCK UNIVERSITY

RBC MUSIC AT NOON: Tim Phelan and Kristin Malmborg, Oct. 17, noon, FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines, free

WALKER CULTURAL LEADER SERIES: Public lecture by Dr. Charmaine Nelson, Oct. 19, 7 p.m., FirstOntario Peforming Arts Centre, 250 St. Paul St., St. Catharines, free.

EXHIBITION: La Magaria by Brock visual arts student Lisette Costanzo until Oct. 31, Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts, 15 Artists’ Common, St. Catharines, free, https://experiencebu.brocku.ca/event/65846

MUSIC

A CAPPELLA NIAGARA: Men’s chorus meets Oct. 17, 7 p.m. at Fonthill United Church, 42 Church Hill, infoniagarasingers@gmail.com

CLASSICAL CONCERT: Oct. 15, 1 p.m., featuring Swedish cellist Kristin Malmborg and Canadian classical guitarist Timothy Phelan, Unitarian Congregation of Niagara, 223 Church St., St. Catharines, www.unitarian-stcatharines.org or 905-687-8433

COMMUNITY

ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BR. 24: Pickerel dinner, Oct. 13, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. 15 George St., St. Catharines, 905-685-8461

CANADIAN-POLISH SOCIETY: Fish Fry, Oct. 13, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., 43 Facer St., St. Catharines, 905-937-1413

PELHAM ART ASSOCIATION: Watercolour workshop with Bonnie Steinberg, Oct. 14, 9 a.m., Pelham Public Library, Fonthill branch, 43 Pelham Town Square, 905-892-4625, pelhamartassociation.ca

BOOK SIGNING: Author Gina Iafrate, The English Professor and The Girl from the Corn Field, Oct. 14, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Coles, The Pen Centre

BOOK LAUNCH: Oct. 14, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., A Country School on Lakeshore Road by John McNeill and William Csuka, Palantine Winery, 911 Lakeshore Rd., Niagara-on-the-Lake

WAINFLEET PUBLIC LIBRARY: You’re the Chef, Oct. 14; Time for Tots & Craft, Oct. 19; Mayor’s Story Time, Oct. 16; Food for Fines, Oct. 19, 31909 Park St., Wainfleet, www.wainfleetlibrary.ca, 905-899-1277

NIAGARA FALLS NATURE CLUB: Outing Oct. 14, 9 a.m., Crawford Lake exploring an Iroquoian Village, meromictic lake and the Bruce Trail. Bring a lunch and meet at Tim Hortons, Prudhomme’s Landing, 3335 North Service Rd., Vineland Station to carpool. All welcome, niagarafallsnatureclub.org or 905-734-6226

CHILI LUNCH & BAKE SALE: Bethel United Church, 1742 Third Concession Rd., Port Colborne, Oct. 14, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., $5 each, 905-835-0374

COMMUNITY OF CHRIST: Documentary on qigong/tai chi, Oct. 14, 2 p.m., 2663 North Shore Dr., Lowbanks, 905-957-1661, free. Master George Picard and Dr. Penny Klein will be available to demonstrate and answer questions, www.communityofchrist.ca

RIVERBRINK ART MUSEUM: Artist talk with Elizabeth Chitty, Oct. 14, 3 p.m., 905-262-4510, www.riverbrink.org,116 Queenston St., Queenston

STUDIO TOUR: Free self-directed tours of south Niagara artists’ studios in Port Colborne, Ridgeway and Fort Erie, Oct. 14 and 15, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., www.southniagaraartists.ca, 905-835-5899

SEMIANNUAL RUMMAGE SALE: Oct. 14, 8 a.m. to noon, St. Joseph’s Hall, corner of Netherby and Sodom roads, Stevensville

ANNUAL FALL BAZAAR, DUNLOP OLDER ADULT CENTRE: Oct. 14, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 80 Dunlop Dr., St. Catharines, 905-685-6668, 905-682-2144

FORT ERIE PUBLIC LIBRARIES: Galaxy jar workshop, Oct. 14; No Excuse Moms Workout, Oct. 17; Tech help for adults, Oct. 17; Stories for 2s and 3s, Oct. 18; Point Abino lighthouse 100th anniversary, Oct. 18; Stuffie sleepover, Oct. 18. For times and locations, 905-871-2546, www.fepl.ca

GOOD NEIGHBOURS COMMUNITY SERVICE PROVIDERS EXPO: Oct. 15, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Westminster Church Hall, 180 Queenston St., St. Catharines. Free parking behind hall, 905-682-8140

NIAGARA REGIONAL LEARNING CENTRE: Volunteer tutor training workshops, Oct. 16, 18 and 23, 905-684-3500 ext. 550

PORT COLBORNE ART CLUB: Watercolour class with Carol Henderson Pew, Oct. 17; Acrylics class with Pat Haftar, Oct. 18, Bethel Community Centre, 2703 Chippawa Rd. E., 905-687-6108

EMOTIONS ANONYMOUS: Support group meets Oct. 17, 7 p.m. Monastery of Mount Carmel, 7020 Stanley Ave., Niagara Falls, 905-356-4113 ext. 4225

LIFELONG LEARNING LECTURE SERIES: Oct. 18, The Northwest Passage: Tracing One Warm Line with David Newland, 156 Martindale Rd., St. Catharines, $50 for full lecture series or $10 per lecture, www.lifelonglearningniagara.com

ZONTA CLUB NIAGARA FALLS: 50th anniversary celebration, Oct. 18, reception 5:30 p.m., dinner, 6:30 p.m. Legends on the Niagara, 9561 Niagara Pkwy., Niagara Falls. Tickets $75, 289-241-3422, www.zontaniagarafalls.ca

WELLAND HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY: Meets Oct. 18, 7 p.m. Wesley United Church, First Avenue. Workshop by Sandi Marr of Fall Grapevine Wreaths. All welcome, 905-735-5132

NIAGARA SPAY AND NEUTER ASSISTANCE PROGRAM CHRISTMAS BAZAAR: Oct. 18 to 22, Fairview Mall, 285 Geneva St., St. Catharines, www.niagaraspayneuterassistance.org, 289-897-8514 or nsnap@cogeco.ca

NIAGARA POST-POLIO: Support group meets Oct. 19, 6:15 p.m., March of Dimes, 3340 Schmon Pkwy., Thorold

DINNER DANCE, DUNLOP OLDER ADULT CENTRE: Oct. 20, dinner 6 p.m., members $20, non-members $23, 80 Dunlop Dr., St. Catharines. Music Jacqui & Linda. Deadline for tickets Oct. 17, 905-682-2144 or 905-685-6668

JORDAN ART GALLERY: Work by artist Carolyn Dover until Oct. 21, 3836 Main St., Jordan, open Sunday and Monday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., jordanartgallery.com

WELLAND’S WALL OF ART: Featuring work by Jane Marshall until Oct 27, Welland Civic Square, 905-735-4463 or 905-732-2840

 



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