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For nonprofit, charity or fundraising events in Hamilton and area, submit items by email to email@example.com only (no other email addresses please). Deadline is two weeks prior to publication. You can also post your events on our website at www.thespec.com/hamilton-events. If you have any difficulties or questions please let us know. Call 905-526-3420 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Canadian Red Cross, Hamilton needs volunteer drivers in their Transportation Programs in Hamilton, Flamborough and Burlington. Call 522-8485.
VON needs people for Meals on Wheels, Meals on Wheels truck drivers, congregate dining, Tele-Touch, hospice volunteer service, seniors visiting, medical transportation and adult daycare; 522-0053. Self-help Prostate Cancer Canada Network, meet 7 p.m. July 26. Burlington YMCA, 500 Drury Lane. The event offers information, hope and understanding for newly diagnosed men, their friends and families as well as those in treatment and survivors; 1-888-255-0333 or prostatecancer.ca. CMT support group, for people with Charcot-Marie tooth disease and their families living in the greater Niagara area is forming the first social meeting held in September in St. Catharines. To take part please contact Linda 685-0496 afternoons or Linda@lindacrabtree.com.
Friends in Grief, spousal loss bereavement support group, Thursday, 7 to 9 p.m. Bay Gardens, 947 Rymal Rd. E., 318-0059.
Friends in Grief, men’s loss drop-in, July 25, 7 to 9 p.m. Bay Gardens Funeral Home, 947 Rymal Rd. E., 318-0059. Networking LinkedIn Workshop, learn different networking strategies to help with obtaining employment; July 25 10 to 11 a.m. YWCA Employment Services Waterdown, 427 Dundas St. E., Unit 1, Flamborough; 690-9927. English as Second Language, conversation for newcomers, Tuesdays, 6 to 7:30 p.m. St. George’s Church, 134 Emerson St.; 527-9431.
Gambling help group. Think you have a gambling problem or affected by a gambler? There is help; Niagara 351-1616 or Hamilton 289-993-1508.
Depression, anxiety, fears and panic attacks. Recovery Canada has a program that will help. Weekly meetings available; 304-6802 or visit recoverycanada.org.
Hope for Men, peer support group for adult male survivors of childhood sexual abuse and male sexual assault, Mondays, 7:30 p.m. 595 Main St. E.; hopeformen.ca or 975-6455. Men for Sobriety Group, Wednesday, 7 p.m. Hamilton General Hospital, fifth floor conference room; 387-3627. Meetings Mood Menders facilitated group meeting, July 26, 2 to 4 p.m. First Pilgrim United Church, 200 Main St. E. Hamilton #1 Toastmasters, Mondays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. downtown YMCA, 79 James St. S., Paddy Cline room. Builds confidence, communication and leadership skills; 905-648-9503. McMaster Toastmasters, Wednesdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Learn valuable leadership and communication skills; McMaster University Medical Centre, room 1J7, 289-337-0806.
Valley Town Toastmasters, July 28, 7 p.m. Dundas Town Hall, (lower level), 60 Main St., Dundas. Theme: International Tiger Day; 289-260-1153 or valleytowntoastmasters.com. Burlington Mindfulness Practice Community, diverse group of
people meet to meditate Mondays, 9 a.m. Meet in Tyandaga area of Burlington; 332-6476 or email@example.com. Fun times Living Rock Ministries 14 Annual
Fashion Show, July 28, 7 to 9 p.m. The Gas Works, 141 Park St. N. Tickets at the door: $5; 528-7625.
Duet Club, women’s established choir who sing a variety of music throughout the community, Wednesday morning practices; duetclub.ca or Kathy, 628-1608.
Live entertainment, Saturday, 2 to 5 p.m. Branch 622 Legion, 12 King St. E., Stoney Creek, 662-4171.
Cribbage, Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m. Branch 163 Legion, 435 Limeridge Rd. E. $5; 387-4515. Karaoke with Dorrie, Saturdays, 8 p.m. Branch 622, Legion, 12 King St. E., Stoney Creek; 662-4171.
Rural Roots, July 23, 8 p.m. Branch 163 Legion, 435 Limeridge Rd. E. $5 to $6; 387-4515. Stoney Creek Jammers, Tuesdays, 6:30 to 10 p.m. Branch 622 Legion, 12 King St. E., Stoney Creek; 662-4171. Good Food Art Gallery of Hamilton Family Picnic, July 24, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. rain or shine. Hamilton Art Gallery, 123 King St. W. Free event, barbecue lunch, while quantities last, music by The Wild Blueberry Band and Dave Gould (3 p.m.), green demonstrations, fun-filled artmaking programs for kids and adults; 527-6610 or www.artgalleryofhamilton.com.
Corn Roast, July 23, 5 to 7 p.m. Cheapside United Church, 484 Cheapside Rd., Haldimand. Corn on the cob, sausage, hotdogs and dessert. Adults $12, children $5 (12 and under). Tickets: 776-2762.
Eats ’N’ More, July 27, noon to 1:30 p.m. Olivet United Church, 40 Empress Ave. Food and friendship for seniors. Admission $1 or free will donation; 385-5305. Mission Services Hamilton hosting a free community dinner, July 24, 5 p.m. 309 James St. N. All are welcome. Cooking for Better Blood Sugar, July 25, 4:30 to 6 p.m. Sobeys Extra Ancaster, 977 Golf Links Rd. Join a registered dietitian for a 3-week series that gives you practical food suggestions to achieve better blood sugars. Series benefits whether you
have diabetes or are at risk of developing diabetes. Enjoy samples and recipes to take home; 332-5570.
Holy food trucks, Tuesdays 4:30 to 8 p.m. Bethesda United Church, 583 Garner Rd. W., Ancaster. Picnic tables supplied. Some proceeds to support the church.
Pasta Dinner, July 22, 4 to 7 p.m. $10; includes salad, buns, tea/coffee and dessert, includes dance to follow, or $5 for dance at the door. Branch 622 Legion, 12 King St. E., Stoney Creek; 662-4171.
Food Truck Tuesdays, July 26, 5 to 8 p.m. St. James United Church, 306 Parkside Dr., Waterdown. Summer seating provided to enjoy your meal; 689-6223.
Fish Fry, Fridays, 4 to 7 p.m. Branch 163 Legion, 435 Limeridge Rd. E. Followed by Karaoke with Annette; 387-4515.
Fish Fry, Fridays, 4 to 7 p.m. Branch 58 Legion, 1180 Barton St. E.; $9 large order, $7 small; 544-6385.
Heavenly Food Trucks, July 28, 5 to 8 p.m. Bethel Church, 616 Dundas St. E., Waterdown. Portion of proceeds to CityKidz, 689-7796.
Community Lunch, Wednesdays, noon to 1 p.m. Church of the Resurrection, 435 Mohawk Rd. W. No cost or donation appreciated; 389-1942. Miscellaneous Bootcamp Fundraiser for Living Rock, July 23, 10 to 11 a.m. Bayfront Park. A 45-minute class instructed by coach and certified personal trainer Lydia DiFrancesco. Tickets: $25, www.fithealthy365.com. Christ’s Church Cathedral Second Annual Garden Tour, July 24, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Christ’s Church Cathedral, 252 James St. N. Tour 10 local gardens, finish with refreshments at Christ’s Church. Tickets: $10; 527-1316.
Stories in Stone, Women’s Tour, July 23, 11 a.m. Hosted by Robin McKee, Gatehouse across from Dundurn Park, 777 York Blvd. Rain or shine; 544-9559 or hamiltonhistory.ca.
Charity Golf Tournament, Stoney Creek Minor Hockey Association fourth annual golf tournament, Aug. 7, 1 p.m. Southbrook Golf Club, Binbrook. Cost: $125/person $500/foursome, includes green fees, cart, reception, dinner, prizes. To register: www.scmha.ca. Junior Datebook
Films in the Forest, The Good Dinosaur, July 23 at Christie Lake, 1000 Hwy. 5 W., Dundas. Films start at dusk. Admission: $15 per car, HCA members free. 2 P.E.P. Summer Program, kids aged 10 to 13 learn their strengths, modify weaknesses and empathize through the art of acting, singing, public speaking, creating sets and using technical equipment; July 25 to 29 or Aug. 8 to 12; $180/child, second child in the same family $150; firstname.lastname@example.org. Canteen Destiny and L.E.A.D. Boot Camps, Aug. 15 to 19, 9:30 to 4 p.m. Our Father’s Farm 1050 Hwy. 5 W., Dundas. Youth ages 12 to 18, activities include hiking, survival skills, zip lining, art, music, agriculture, water games, hay rides, and more; 289-659-2541 or canteendestiny.com. Student Job Search Workshop, July 26, 3 to 4 p.m. YWCA Employment Services Waterdown, 427 Dundas St. E., Unit 1, Flamborough. Learn different ways to job search to find your next part-time/summer job. Free. Register: 690-9927.
Surf Shack fun half-day camp Aug. 8 to 12 for children ages 5 to 11. Melrose United Church, 86 Homewood Ave. Catch the wave of God’s love; melroseunited.ca or 522-1323. Hamilton Presbytery Summer Day Camps, run weekly in various communities July and August. Visit hamiltonpresbytery.org for dates and locations.
Babysitting course, for students aged 11 and over can register for one of two sessions to earn their babysitting certificate. Aug. 8 to 12, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Learn about basic home and fire safety, care for infants and children. Course: $40. Dundas Community Service, 2 King St. W., Suite 3A, Dundas; 627-5461.S
Summer Art Camps, creative comic makers, ages five to eight. Grimsby Public Art Gallery, 18 Carnegie Lane, Grimsby. Aug. 2 to 5, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Cost $160, extended care $30, 8:30 to 5 p.m. Register: grimsby.ca or 945-3246. Museums/Galleries Grimsby Museum Summer Walking Tours, Aug. 17, 7 p.m. Historic Grimsby Beach. From a Methodist campground to an amusement park. History of cottages known as the
Painted Ladies. Meet at the Grimsby Beach Hall; $10 per person, $7 Museum members; 945-5292.S Grimsby Museum Summer Walking
Tours, July 27, 7 p.m. St. Andrew’s Church and Graveyard. Explore the many trees known as a Carolinian forest, discover interesting tombstones; $10 per person, $7 Museum members; 945-5292.
Treasures and Curiosities. This exhibit features a number of odd and interesting items found in the museum’s collection. Haldimand County Museum and Archives, 8 Echo St, Cayuga; 772-5880.
Memories of St. John’s: The First 200 Years, runs until Oct. 22, Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum, 64 Sulphur Springs Rd., Ancaster. This exhibition explores two centuries worth of memories associated with one of Ancaster’s oldest churches. Seniors Water Exercises, St. Joseph’s Villa warm pool facility. Classes include new baby weights (up to 3 years), aerobic, active, gentle, mindful moves, aquatic programs. Work at your own pace and ability; 627-3541 ext. 2264 or www.sjv.on.ca. Sackville Hill Seniors Recreation Centre Bocce Club, every Wednesday and Thursday 6:30 to 9 p.m. in the bocce clubhouse behind Sackville, 780 Upper Wentworth St. Bocce Memberships $20 and can be purchased at the front desk. Must have valid centre membership; 546-2541. Stoney Creek Seniors Club 60 (ages 55 plus), 6 King St. W., Stoney Creek. Tabletop shuffleboard, Tuesdays, 1 p.m. as well as euchre, bid euchre, cribbage and bridge; 664-6110. Beginners welcome. Sackville Hill Seniors Recreation Centre Golf Program. Learn more about the Sackville Hill Seniors Golf Club at Southern Pines Golf Course. Please contact the golf club directly or the centre front desk; 780 Upper Wentworth St., 546-2541.
Winona Seniors features weekly activities running Monday to Saturday, Winona Senior Citizen’s Community Centre, 1239 Hwy. 8, Stoney Creek. Open all year; 643-4563.
Day of Mindfulness Meditation, free meditation event Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sirimangalo International Meditation Centre, 2 Bond St. S. Free: 581-8522.