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Vol­un­teers 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

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

Gam­bling help group. Think you have a gam­bling prob­lem or af­fected by a gam­bler? Hope, 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

Men for So­bri­ety Group, Wednes­day, 7 p.m. Hamil­ton Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal, fifth floor con­fer­ence room. 387-3627 Meet­ings Hamil­ton Video/Film Mak­ers, reg­u­lar meet­ing, Aug. 4, 7 p.m. Royal Cana­dian Le­gion Hall base­ment, 12 King St. E., Stoney Creek. Free park­ing at back of build­ing. Free first time guests, $35 per year sin­gle mem­ber­ship. 512-8123 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, Aug. 4, 7 p.m. Dun­das Town Hall, (lower level), 60 Main St., Dun­das. Theme: Hiroshima Peace Memo­rial Cer­e­mony. 289-260-1153 or val­ley­town­toast­mas­ Day of Mind­ful­ness Med­i­ta­tion, free med­i­ta­tion event Satur­days, 9 a.m. to 4 pm. Si­r­i­man­galo In­ter­na­tional Med­i­ta­tion Cen­tre, 2 Bond St. S. Free. 581-8522 Fun times

Danc­ing at the Dock, Aug. 3, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Pier 8, 47 Dis­cov­ery Dr. by Wil­liams Cof­fee Pub. Free park­ing and danc­ing is free. Fun, fit­ness and friend­ship. Dances suit­able for ev­ery­one. 628-5837

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

The 3 Grumps, July 30, 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

Craft Cir­cle, Mon­days, 9 a.m. to noon. St. Ge­orge’s Church, 134 Emer­son St. Ev­ery­one wel­come to bring your craft or make new friends and en­joy con­ver­sa­tion. Sewing ma­chines avail­able or do a jig­saw puz­zle. Cof­fee and cook­ies, wheel­chair ac­ces­si­ble. 522-3362

Good Food

Pulled Pork Bar­be­cue, Aug. 7, 4 to 7 p.m. Ful­tonS­tone United Church, 2960 South Grimsby Rd. 20. Menu in­cludes home­made sal­ads, pie, bev­er­age and tip in­cluded. Adult $15, five years and un­der free, 10 and un­der $7. 945-2511

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

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. Karaoke with Jane from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. 544-6385

Heav­enly Food Trucks, Aug. 4, 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 but do­na­tion ap­pre­ci­ated. 389-1942 Wheel Food Wednes­day’s food truck event 4:30 to 8 p.m. spon­sored by Bin­brook United Church. Bin­brook Fair­grounds, Hwy 56. Por­tion of sales help the church. Plant, rum­mage, bake sales and more Sec­ond An­nual Plus Size Cloth­ing

Swap, July 30, noon to 3 p.m. Olivet United Church, 40 Em­press Ave. A multi-ven­dor in­door garage sale. Sell your clothes, shoes and ac­ces­sories and buy from other sell­ers. Any­thing size 12 and up Mis­cel­la­neous

Quilts and Col­lec­tions show, Aug. 5 from 4 to 8 p.m. and Aug. 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 pm.. South Cayuga Com­mu­nity Church, 6182 Rain­ham Rd., South Cayuga. Quilts with a his­tory and story. Ad­mis­sion: $10 in­cludes treat and drink

Sto­ries in Stone, War of 1812 Tour, July 30, 11 a.m. Hosted by Robin McKee, Gate­house across from Dun­durn Park, 777 York Blvd. Rain or shine. 544-9559 or hamil­ton his­ 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:

Wa­ter­shed Cleanup, July 31, 9 a.m. to noon, meet at the cor­ner of Melville and Brock Streets in Dun­das. Ter­rain suit­able for easy to mod­er­ate and rugged tastes. Gloves, waders and great peo­ple to work with pro­vided. 289-239-7649 or stew­ard­sof­ Ju­nior Date­book Films in the For­est, Zootopia, July 30 at Fifty Point, 1479 Base­line Rd., Wi­nona. 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. 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, Aug. 2, 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 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

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. Fan­tasy Art Week, Aug. 8 to 12, mem­bers $80, non-mem­bers $96. Cul­ture Camp Art From Im­ages, Aug. 8 to 12 ages six to 13 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. $145, ex­tended care $38, 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Regis­ter: or 945-3246 Mu­se­ums/Gal­leries Joseph Brant Day, Mu­se­ums of Burling­ton Joseph Brant Day Com­mu­nity Fes­ti­val, Aug. 1, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lasalle Park. En­ter­tain­ment, food trucks, ex­hibitors, ven­dors and more. mu­se­um­sof­burling­

Eman­ci­pa­tion Day, July 31 2 p.m. Grif­fin House, 733 Min­eral Springs Rd., An­caster. Evie Auch­in­v­ole a mem­ber of Ste­wart Memo­rial will speak about the his­tory and im­por­tance of the church which is the long­est sur­viv­ing pre­dom­i­nately black con­gre­ga­tion within the City of Hamil­ton. 648-8144

Ghost Walks of the Her­mitage Ru­ins, July 30, 8 p.m. Sulphur Springs Rd. Ven­ture into the haunted for­est at night with An­caster’s old­est leg­end, cults and the coach­man still walk­ing the dark paths. Park­ing and mu­seum free. 855-844-6787 info@ghost­ 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. Call 945-5292 for more de­tails

Grimsby Mu­seum Sum­mer Walk­ing

Tours, Aug. 3, 7 p.m. Grimsby’s Ar­chi­tec­ture. $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 Mixed Se­niors Bowl­ing League look­ing for ad­di­tional bowlers for 2016/17 sea­son. League bowls at Sher­wood Lanes Mon­day af­ter­noon 1 to 3:30/4 p.m. Starts: Sept. 12. 648-5627 or bob.mullen@sym­pa­ Sackville Hill Se­niors Recre­ation

Cen­tre Movie Nights, Aug. 8 and 9, 6 p.m. Cost: $2 mem­bers, $4.35 guests in­cludes snacks. Sign up in ad­vance. Call for movies se­lec­tion, 780 Up­per Went­worth St. 546-2541

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 visit the web­site

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. Table top 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. Call 546-2541 for more de­tails. Must have valid cen­tre mem­ber­ship

Wi­nona Se­niors fea­tures weekly ac­tiv­i­ties run­ning Mon­day to Satur­day, Wi­nona Se­nior Cit­i­zen’s Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, 1239 Hwy. 8, Stoney Creek. Ac­tiv­i­ties in­clude: art classes, ex­er­cise, zumba, bid eu­chre, bridge, shuf­fle­board, line danc­ing, tai chi, and snooker. Open all year round. 643-4563.

Texas Hold’em for be­gin­ners, Tues­days 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., St. Peter’s HARRRP, 705 Main St. E., Larry, 544-0050 or


Danc­ing at the Dock will be held Aug. 3, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Pier 8, 47 Dis­cov­ery Dr. by Wil­liams Cof­fee Pub. Free park­ing and danc­ing is free. Fun, fit­ness and friend­ship. Dances suit­able for ev­ery­one. 628-5837


Pulled Pork Bar­be­cue, Aug. 7, 4 to 7 p.m. Ful­tonS­tone United Church, 2960 South Grimsby Rd. 20. Menu in­cludes home­made sal­ads, pie, bev­er­age and tip in­cluded. Adult $15, five years and un­der free, 10 and un­der $7. 945-2511

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