The Hamilton Spectator - - TOO GOOD TO MISS - Com­piled by Linda Ric­cia­rdi, The Hamil­ton Spec­ta­tor

For non­profit, char­ity or fundrais­ing events in Hamil­ton and area, sub­mit items by email to too­good@thes­ only (no other email ad­dresses please). Dead­line is two weeks prior to publi­ca­tion. You can also post your events on our web­site at www.thes­­ton-events. If you have any dif­fi­cul­ties or ques­tions please let us know. Call 905-526-3420 or email: events@thes­


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 prostate­can­ 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@lin­dacrab­

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 re­cov­

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.; hope­for­ 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 val­ley­town­toast­mas­ Burling­ton Mind­ful­ness Prac­tice Com­mu­nity, di­verse group of

peo­ple meet to med­i­tate Mon­days, 9 a.m. Meet in Tyandaga area of Burling­ton; 332-6476 or 99gin­ 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; duet­ 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 or­gallery­ofhamil­

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, 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 hamil­ton­his­

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: 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; kris­ 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 can­teen­des­ 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; mel­rose­u­ or 522-1323. Hamil­ton Pres­bytery Sum­mer Day Camps, run weekly in var­i­ous com­mu­ni­ties July and Au­gust. Visit hamil­ton­pres­ 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: 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 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.

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