Apr
27
Fri
Eco Fashion Show Gala and Fundraiser @ St. Catharines Market Square
Apr 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Links for Greener Learning is hosting this Eco Fashion Show and Gala Fundraiser in support of aspiring entrepreneur women.

This event is a celebration of eco-artisans who strive to reduce and reuse waste by creating beautiful clothing and accessories from re-purposed materials. This will be an exhilarating fashion show and gala filled with performances from the renowned Niagara Dance Academyand the Laura Secord Junk Band. It will feature beautiful and creative fashions by local green artisans including LGL’s own Eco Chic, 3R’s Boutique, Plato’s Closet and much more.

This event is hosted by Links for Greener Learning.

Comedy Night in Support of the NOTL Community Fund @ Community Centre (Anderson Lane)
Apr 27 @ 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm

This annual fundraiser benefits the NOTL Community Fund (by Vince and Margaret Pillitteri & Family), supporting Kidsport Niagara, Red Roof Retreat, and the Terry Fox Foundation.

This event sells out every year and is an excellent opportunity to say goodbye to winter and welcome spring with some laughs – all for a GREAT cause.

Crowd favourite Clifford Myers will return as host this year and promises to play nice with Lord Mayor Pat Darte. We are also excited to welcome accomplished performer and stage actress Sandra Battaglini who can’t wait to take the stage! Headliner Joe Pillitteri has been performing extensively throughout Ontario this past year but can’t wait to get back to his favourite and most cherished event of the year.

Apr
29
Sun
Playhouse Build & Auction Event @ Pen Centre Parking Lot
Apr 29 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Playhouse Build & Auction in support of the Kristen French Child Advocacy Centre Niagara Event is held each spring.

Local Niagara Builders volunteer their time to compete & build backyard playhouses that are auctioned off to the community to raise funds for the Kristen French Child Advocacy Centre Niagara.

During the building competition, the event is expanded to include a BBQ, Food Vendors, Games & Activities for the children and families attending to stay & play and be in attendance at the end of the afternoon to participate in the Live Auction.

All proceeds from the event go directly to the Centre to support much needed programs & services for children & youth victims of abuse. Expanded event to include some great food vendors, inflatables, face painting, and other fair like activities for the whole family to enjoy!

This event is hosted by Kristen French Child Advocacy Centre Niagara.

16th Annual Pasta Dinner in Support of Red Roof Retreat @ John Michaels Banquet Hall
Apr 29 @ 5:00 pm

Red Roof Retreat invites you to their 16th Annual Pasta Dinner.

Doors open at 4pm and dinner begins at 5pm. Dinner, prizes, silent auction, live auction and raffle prizes!

Children 5 and under are free. Tables seat 10 people.

To donate a prize for the auctions or raffle, please contact Karen at 289-362-6104.

This event is hosted by Red Roof Retreat.

May
5
Sat
Niagara Mudfest Challenge 2018 @ Bissell's Hideaway
May 5 @ 10:00 am

Niagara Mudfest Challenge is a mud-run obstacle course that is 6km in length for adults 13 and older and a 1km course designed just for kids, all contained within the naturally hilly terrain of Bissell’s Hideaway, in the heart of the Short Hills of Niagara, Ontario. Niagara Mudfest Challenge is being organized by the Rotary Club of Fonthill, as a major fundraiser to benefit Rotary projects in your community and around the world.

All participants 13 and up will run through the traditional adult muck and guck course. For more family fun and excitement there will be a kid friendly obstacle course and kids 6 -12 are welcome to participate in their very own down and dirty, mud run.

Sign up as a family today and help support Big Brothers and Big Sisters of South Niagara. Bring your friends and family. To round out your day all competitors will enjoy a BBQ lunch and beverage generously provided by the Shriners Club of Niagara Falls.

This event is hosted by the Fonthill Rotary Club.

Progressive Euchre Tournament in Support of the Pelham Public Library @ Fenwick Fire Hall
May 5 @ 6:00 pm

The euchre tournament will be progressive with teams of 2 progressing through together. If you sign up as an individual you will be teamed up with another single player. If you sign up as a team of 2 that team will remain together in the evening.

Snacks provided and food available for purchase on site. There will be a cash bar, silent auction, door prizes, and more!

Proceeds support the Pelham Public Library.

1980’s Dance Party Fundraiser for the Willow Community @ Armenian Community Centre
May 5 @ 8:00 pm

Saturday, May 5th, 2018 will be another epic night of live 80s music, costumes, hairspray, amazing prizes, dancing, and so much more.

Come together to raise money for The Willow Community: a non-profit arts organization that provides free art classes to individuals with lived experience of mental health and/or addictions. 100% of the proceeds will go directly into funding their programming.

Tickets go on sale in March 2018 at Out of the Past and will also be available at the door. Check out the event page on Facebook for prizes and announcements. You won’t want to miss this awesome night!

This event is hosted by The Willow Community.

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Apr
27
Fri
Eco Fashion Show Gala and Fundraiser @ St. Catharines Market Square
Apr 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Links for Greener Learning is hosting this Eco Fashion Show and Gala Fundraiser in support of aspiring entrepreneur women.

This event is a celebration of eco-artisans who strive to reduce and reuse waste by creating beautiful clothing and accessories from re-purposed materials. This will be an exhilarating fashion show and gala filled with performances from the renowned Niagara Dance Academyand the Laura Secord Junk Band. It will feature beautiful and creative fashions by local green artisans including LGL’s own Eco Chic, 3R’s Boutique, Plato’s Closet and much more.

This event is hosted by Links for Greener Learning.

Comedy Night in Support of the NOTL Community Fund @ Community Centre (Anderson Lane)
Apr 27 @ 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm

This annual fundraiser benefits the NOTL Community Fund (by Vince and Margaret Pillitteri & Family), supporting Kidsport Niagara, Red Roof Retreat, and the Terry Fox Foundation.

This event sells out every year and is an excellent opportunity to say goodbye to winter and welcome spring with some laughs – all for a GREAT cause.

Crowd favourite Clifford Myers will return as host this year and promises to play nice with Lord Mayor Pat Darte. We are also excited to welcome accomplished performer and stage actress Sandra Battaglini who can’t wait to take the stage! Headliner Joe Pillitteri has been performing extensively throughout Ontario this past year but can’t wait to get back to his favourite and most cherished event of the year.

Apr
29
Sun
Playhouse Build & Auction Event @ Pen Centre Parking Lot
Apr 29 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Playhouse Build & Auction in support of the Kristen French Child Advocacy Centre Niagara Event is held each spring.

Local Niagara Builders volunteer their time to compete & build backyard playhouses that are auctioned off to the community to raise funds for the Kristen French Child Advocacy Centre Niagara.

During the building competition, the event is expanded to include a BBQ, Food Vendors, Games & Activities for the children and families attending to stay & play and be in attendance at the end of the afternoon to participate in the Live Auction.

All proceeds from the event go directly to the Centre to support much needed programs & services for children & youth victims of abuse. Expanded event to include some great food vendors, inflatables, face painting, and other fair like activities for the whole family to enjoy!

This event is hosted by Kristen French Child Advocacy Centre Niagara.

16th Annual Pasta Dinner in Support of Red Roof Retreat @ John Michaels Banquet Hall
Apr 29 @ 5:00 pm

Red Roof Retreat invites you to their 16th Annual Pasta Dinner.

Doors open at 4pm and dinner begins at 5pm. Dinner, prizes, silent auction, live auction and raffle prizes!

Children 5 and under are free. Tables seat 10 people.

To donate a prize for the auctions or raffle, please contact Karen at 289-362-6104.

This event is hosted by Red Roof Retreat.

May
5
Sat
Niagara Mudfest Challenge 2018 @ Bissell's Hideaway
May 5 @ 10:00 am

Niagara Mudfest Challenge is a mud-run obstacle course that is 6km in length for adults 13 and older and a 1km course designed just for kids, all contained within the naturally hilly terrain of Bissell’s Hideaway, in the heart of the Short Hills of Niagara, Ontario. Niagara Mudfest Challenge is being organized by the Rotary Club of Fonthill, as a major fundraiser to benefit Rotary projects in your community and around the world.

All participants 13 and up will run through the traditional adult muck and guck course. For more family fun and excitement there will be a kid friendly obstacle course and kids 6 -12 are welcome to participate in their very own down and dirty, mud run.

Sign up as a family today and help support Big Brothers and Big Sisters of South Niagara. Bring your friends and family. To round out your day all competitors will enjoy a BBQ lunch and beverage generously provided by the Shriners Club of Niagara Falls.

This event is hosted by the Fonthill Rotary Club.

Progressive Euchre Tournament in Support of the Pelham Public Library @ Fenwick Fire Hall
May 5 @ 6:00 pm

The euchre tournament will be progressive with teams of 2 progressing through together. If you sign up as an individual you will be teamed up with another single player. If you sign up as a team of 2 that team will remain together in the evening.

Snacks provided and food available for purchase on site. There will be a cash bar, silent auction, door prizes, and more!

Proceeds support the Pelham Public Library.

1980’s Dance Party Fundraiser for the Willow Community @ Armenian Community Centre
May 5 @ 8:00 pm

Saturday, May 5th, 2018 will be another epic night of live 80s music, costumes, hairspray, amazing prizes, dancing, and so much more.

Come together to raise money for The Willow Community: a non-profit arts organization that provides free art classes to individuals with lived experience of mental health and/or addictions. 100% of the proceeds will go directly into funding their programming.

Tickets go on sale in March 2018 at Out of the Past and will also be available at the door. Check out the event page on Facebook for prizes and announcements. You won’t want to miss this awesome night!

This event is hosted by The Willow Community.

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