The Hamilton Spectator - - A&E - 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

Win­ter­fest Win­ter­fest cel­e­bra­tions, Feb. 4 to 20. For a full sched­ule of events, dates, times and venues check the City of Hamil­ton web­site: hamil­ton­win­ter­ Vol­un­teers St. Joseph’s Long Term Care Fa­cil­ity, Dun­das needs vol­un­teers to sup­port res­i­dents at meals, re­cre­ation times, and through friendly vis­its. In­for­ma­tion ses­sion, Feb. 4, 10 a.m. Reg­is­ter: or 627-3541 ext. 2325 Mis­sion Ser­vices of Hamil­ton, have vol­un­teer op­por­tu­ni­ties in our kitchens, women’s shel­ter, drop-ins, and food bank. We would love to hear from you if you have skills such as pas­toral care, crafts, hair care, cook­ing, bak­ing and fit­ness. Email jcapretta@mis­sion-ser­ or 528-5100 ext. 1104 Can­cer As­sis­tance Pro­gram is look­ing for Vol­un­teer Drivers in the Greater Re­gion of Hamil­ton for its Trans­porta­tion Pro­gram. Con­tact Becky at team­lead@can­ceras­ or 905-383-9797 ext. 102 Se­niors Peer Con­nec­tor Pro­gram, YWCA Hamil­ton is look­ing for vol­un­teers to re­duce iso­lated se­niors in Hamil­ton and help build con­nec­tions to their com­mu­ni­ties. Vol­un­teers would visit se­niors in their homes, ac­com­pany them to ac­tives and ap­point­ments. Train­ing pro­vided com­mit­ment of 2 to 3 hours per week. 522-9922 ext. 316 or shan­ley@ywc­a­hamil­

Self-Help Free Fam­ily Court Mo­tion to Change In­for­ma­tion Ses­sion, Feb. 10, noon to 2 p.m. Need to change your fi­nal court or­der for child sup­port? Learn how to fill out the nec­es­sary doc­u­ments. Reg­is­ter: 645-5252 ext. 2516

Tak­ing Con­trol of Pain, strate­gies for man­ag­ing and cop­ing with chronic pain, Feb. 4, 10 to 11 a.m. Hamil­ton Pub­lic Li­brary, 55 York Blvd. Ed­u­ca­tional talk, dis­cuss re­sources for cop­ing and man­ag­ing chronic pain, pre­sented by Matilda Naowakowski. Free. 546-3200

Tack­ling Anx­i­ety, Strate­gies for man­ag­ing and cop­ing with anx­i­ety, Feb. 6, 7 to 8 p.m. Hamil­ton Pub­lic Li­brary, Turner Park Branch, 352 Ry­mal Rd. E. 546-3200

Right from the Start, for moms and dads of ba­bies un­der 24 months. Par­tic­i­pants will learn how to read ba­bies cues and fos­ter in­fant at­tach­ment se­cu­rity. Be­gins Feb. 8, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Queen Street OEYC, 155 Queen St. N. Snacks, prizes, trans­porta­tion as­sis­tance, and lim­ited free child care are avail­able. Reg­is­ter on line at www.mch­com­mu­ni­ (scroll down to Reg­is­tra­tion Form / In­fant Par­ent Pro­gram). or 521-2100 ext. 77406 PFLAG Sup­port Group, Feb. 8, 7 to 9 p.m. First Uni­tar­ian Church, 150 Dun­durn St. S. For trans­gen­der, bi­sex­ual, in­ter­sex, gay, les­bian, queer ques­tion­ing peo­ple and their par­ents, fam­ily and friends who are look­ing for sup­port and in­for­ma­tion. 289-239-9935 Men­tal Health Rights Coali­tion, new ad­dress #103 — 100 Main St. E. Need to talk about men­tal health or ad­dic­tion is­sues? Peer Sup­port 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Mon­day to Fri­day. 545-2525 or­tal­

Build Your Con­fi­dence, four-week course start­ing to Feb. 14, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Perkins Build­ing, 1429 Main St. E. $80. Reg­is­ter: 312-1500 or self­es­teem­net­ Meet­ings Burling­ton Hor­ti­cul­tural So­ci­ety, Feb. 8, 7:30 p.m. Burling­ton Se­niors’ Cen­tre, 2285 New St. Speaker: Cather­ine Kavas­salis, Trees for a Small Yard. So­cial time with re­fresh­ments Women’s Cana­dian Club of Hamil­ton, Feb. 8, noon to 4 p.m. luncheon Scot­tish Rite, 4 Queen St. S. Speak­ers: Nerene Vir­gin and Al Smith, Black His­tory Month. Non­mem­bers $40, mem­bers $35. Reg­is­ter: mr­bruno@co­ Brant Her­itage Quil­ters’ Guild, Feb. 9, 7 p.m. St. Ge­orge United Church Hall, 9 Bev­erly St. E., St. Ge­orge. Three mem­bers demon­strate tech­niques to cre­ate string quilts from start to fin­ish. Guests wel­come $5 non­mem­bers. bran­ther­itage­quil­ters­

Burling­ton Mind­ful­ness Prac­tice Com­mu­nity, Mon­days, 9 to 10 a.m. New­com­ers and ex­pe­ri­enced med­i­ta­tors are wel­come for ses­sions in the Tyandaga neigh­bour­hood in Burling­ton. email 99gin­ or 510-3246 Dun­das Val­ley Historical So­ci­ety, Feb. 9, 7:30 p.m. Dun­das Mu­seum, 139 Park St. W., Dun­das. Speaker: Dr. Peter Child, And Then There Was Light, a his­tory of gas light­ing in Dun­das. Ad­mis­sion $2 mem­bers, $3 non­mem­bers. 627-7412 A His­tory of Sh­effield

Pre­sen­ta­tion, Feb. 7, 8 to 9 p.m. Sh­effield United Church, 1283 Old Hwy. 8, Sh­effield. Speaker: Mary Pullin, a his­tory of the com­mu­nity will be ex­plored. Dona­tions for the Flam­bor­ough Food Bank are en­cour­aged as ad­mis­sion

So­cial Cir­cle, Wed­nes­days, 1:30 p.m. Drop in for tea and cook­ies, so­cial group for women who iden­tify with men­tal health and iso­la­tion con­cerns, Women’s Cen­tre of Hamil­ton, 100 Main St. E. #205. 522-0127 Sorop­ti­mist Club of Stoney Creek-Ni­a­gara meets monthly on a Mon­day, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Stoney Creek near East­gate Square. 628-3198 or ston­ey­creek-ni­a­gara @sorop­ti­ 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. 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, Thurs­days, 7 p.m. Dun­das Town Hall, 60 Main St., Dun­das. www.val­ley­town­toast­mas­

Stoney Creek Toast­mas­ters, open Thurs­days, 7:15 p.m., Op­ti­mist Club of Stoney Creek, 890 Queen­ston Rd. ston­ey­creek­toast­mas­ Midday Ma­raud­ers Toast­mas­ters, Wed­nes­day, noon to 1 p.m. Philpott Me­mo­rial Church, 84 York Blvd. Im­prove your pre­sen­ta­tion and com­mu­ni­ca­tion skills. vpm-3935@toast­mas­ter­ Fun times Su­per bowl and chili cook off, Feb. 5, 4 p.m. 447 Wing, 3210 Homestead Dr., Mount Hope. Lots of draws and prizes, free ad­mis­sion. 289-280-0157 Scrap­book­ing and Craft­ing

fundraiser, Feb. 4, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. St. James United Church, 306 Park­side Dr., Wa­ter­down. Potluck din­ner, you can bring your own lunch. $15 for the day of fun, food. Open to ev­ery­one. Pro­ceeds to out­reach pro­grams. A non-per­ish­able food item or warm socks would also be ap­pre­ci­ated. 689-6223 Valen­tine Euchre Party, Feb. 8, 7:30 p.m. Christ Church, Flam­bor­ough, 92 Hwy 8. Play euchre or board game of your choice. Tick­ets: $5, prizes/re­fresh­ments. 627-4498 Rock­ton Women’s In­sti­tute Euchre, Feb. 9, 7:30 p.m. Bev­erly Town­ship Hall, Rock­ton. Ad­mis­sion $3, lunch and prizes. 628-2157 Free iPad/Tablet 101 sem­i­nar, Feb. 4,

10 a.m. to noon, Knox Pres­by­te­rian Church, 80 Mill St. N., Wa­ter­down. Reg­is­ter: 689-8115 or church.of­fice@knoxwa­ter­

Trivia Night, Feb. 10, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Branch 36 Le­gion, 280 King St. W., Dun­das. 627-7221 Hamil­ton Ac­cor­dion Club, Feb. 9, 7 to 9:30 p.m. Branch 622 Le­gion, 12 King St. E., Stoney Creek. Ac­cor­dion artists, in­stru­ments and singing artists. 289-396-5935

Euchre, Thurs­days, 7:30 p.m. St. Michael’s Angli­can Church, 1188 Fen­nell Ave. E. Cost: $2 in­cludes re­fresh­ments

Live en­ter­tain­ment, Satur­day, 2 to 5 p.m. Branch 622 Le­gion, 12 King St. E., Stoney Creek. 662-4171

Euchre, 55+ bid euchre, Wed­nes­day, 12:30 p.m. Branch 163 Le­gion, 435 Limeridge Rd. E. 387-4515

Euchre, Tues­days, 7 p.m. Branch 622, Le­gion, 12 King St. E., Stoney Creek. $2. 662-4171

Crib­bage, Wed­nes­days, 7:30 p.m. Branch 163 Le­gion, 435 Limeridge Rd. E. $5. 387-4515

Dance, to Headin’ Home, Feb. 4, 7 p.m. Branch 58 Le­gion, 1180 Bar­ton St. E. $5 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 Ac­tive Fit Ex­er­cise Pro­gram, Tues­days, 9:45 to 10:30 a.m. Glan­brook Arena, 4300 Bin­brook Rd., Bin­brook. $5 bring wa­ter. 692-3464

Adapted Pi­lates Ex­er­cise Class, Wed­nes­days, 9:45 to 10:30 a.m. Glan­brook Arena, Up­stairs Room, 4300 Bin­brook Rd., $5 bring wa­ter. 692-3464 Good Food Soupfest at Taoist tai chi, Feb. 4, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. 86 Hester St. 383-6347 Loonie Lunch, Feb. 8, noon to 1:30 p.m. St. An­drew’s United Church, 479 Up­per Par­adise Rd., Home­made nu­tri­tious lunch for $1 or dona­tion. 383-7411

Com­mu­nity Break­fast, Feb. 4, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. South Gate Pres­by­te­rian Church, 120 Claren­don Ave. No charge for meal, but dona­tions are wel­come

Win­ter warm up lunch, Feb. 8, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Case United Church, 6180 White Church Rd. E., Mount Hope. Soup, sand­wich, dessert and bev­er­age. Adults $10, chil­dren un­der 10 $5, preschool free. Pro­ceeds to Glan­brook Food Bank and Case Build­ing fund. Tick­ets: 692-3198

50/60s Din­ner and Dance, Feb. 11, 6 p.m. din­ner, dance 9 p.m. 12th An­nual Valen­tine’s Day celebration. Fam­ily style roast beef din­ner, fol­lowed by a mas­sive dessert buf­fet. Hosted by Rock’n Ray Michaels. Din­ner/dance $35 pp. Dance only $15 pp. Ad­vance tick­ets only: 912-2048. Pro­ceeds to Sin­clairville United Church Valen­tine Lasagna Din­ner and Dance, Feb. 11, 5:30 p.m. Bink­ley United Church, 1570 Main St. W. Tick­ets: $20 pp, $10 chil­dren ages 5 to 12. Re­serve: 529-0740 Fish Fry, Fri­days, 4 to 8 p.m.

One-piece had­dock din­ner $8, two-piece had­dock din­ner $10 served with fries or rice and coleslaw, eat in or take out. Ser­bian Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, 1415 Bar­ton St. E. Fish Fry, Fri­days, 4 to 7 p.m. Branch 163 Le­gion, 435 Limeridge Rd. E. Fol­lowed by Karaoke with An­nette. 387-4515 Fish and Chips, 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 Mis­cel­la­neous

McMaster World Congress, Feb. 2 and 3, 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Theme: Sports Man­age­ment and An­a­lyt­ics. McMaster Univer­sity, third floor Stu­dent Cen­tre, CIBC Hall. Reg­is­tra­tion is free. On­line reg­is­tra­tion is nec­es­sary: world­

Historical Plaque Un­veil­ing, Feb. 3, 2 to 4 p.m., 91 John St. S. Join owner and Hamil­ton His­to­rian Robin McKee, and orig­i­nal owner Ed­win Pass for a tour of the re­stored in­te­rior. Hear the his­tory of the build­ing with over a cen­tury of the Pass fam­ily Watch­maker’s busi­ness. 544-9559 Seedy Satur­day, Feb. 4, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. St. He­len’s Cen­tre, 785 Bri­tan­nia Ave. Green Ven­ture wel­comes gar­den­ing lovers to the an­nual grass­roots seed swap­ping event. green­ven­, or 540-8787 ext. 158 Com­mu­nity Bus, Feb. 7, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. the first Tues­day of each month, Glan­brook Com­mu­nity Ser­vices, door to door shop­ping to Wal­mart (Ry­mal and Up­per Cen­ten­nial). $7, reser­va­tions re­quired: 692-3464

Liv­ing Rock has open­ings for TRI-Rock Em­ploy­ment Pro­gram, a 16-week paid em­ploy­ment train­ing pro­gram for youth ages 18 to 30. Ap­ply with re­sume to: bob@liv­in­ or visit 30 Wil­son St.

Ju­nior Date­book Stu­dent Job Search Work­shop, learn dif­fer­ent ways to job search to find your next part-time, sum­mer job. YWCA Em­ploy­ment Ser­vices, Wa­ter­down, 427 Dun­das St. E., Unit 1. Reg­is­ter: 690-9927

Af­ter School Poke­mon Club, Feb. 8, 6:30 p.m. Hamil­ton Pub­lic Li­brary, Wa­ter­down Branch, 163 Dun­das St. E., Wa­ter­down. 689-6269

King­dom Kids, Wed­nes­days, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. A free af­ter-school pro­gram for kids (SK to Gr. 6). Games, crafts, songs, sto­ries and sup­per. New West­min­ster Church, 1025 King St. E. 549-2599 or 545-3575

FISH Youth Group, fun, safe and en­gag­ing club for high school­ers meets Wed­nes­days, 7 p.m. for games, group stud­ies and vol­un­teer op­por­tu­ni­ties. An­caster Chris­tian Re­formed Church, 70 Gar­ner Rd. E., An­caster. an­cast­er­ or stop at the Wil­sonHUB, 370 Wil­son St. E., An­caster Mu­se­ums/Gal­leries Haldimand County Mu­seum and Ar­chives, Trac­ing Your Fam­ily Roots, Feb. 8, 1 p.m. Adult work­shop. Par­tic­i­pants learn to nav­i­gate mi­cro­film, use of the ar­chives and dig­i­tal me­dia to reach long lost

rel­a­tives. 772-5880 8 Echo St., Cayuga. Art Gallery of Burling­ton, af­ter hours Car­naval D’Hiver Feb. 4, 7 p.m. fea­tur­ing spirit and wine tast­ings, stilt­wak­ers, graf­fiti paint­ing, live DJ and more. Tick­ets:­ter-hours Grimsby Pub­lic Art Gallery, Vol­un­teer Com­mit­tee Third An­nual Gal­le­ria D’Amore Din­ner and Fundraiser. Feb. 12, 4 to 7 p.m., Ciba Os­te­ria, 16 On­tario St., Grimsby. Tick­ets: $35. 945-3246 Cre­ate a But­ton Heart Valen­tine Craft, Feb. 11, 10 a.m. to noon. Er­land Lee Mu­seum, 552 Ridge Rd., Stoney Creek. Per­fect grand­par­ent and child qual­ity time op­por­tu­nity. $20 per two­some. Pr­ereg­is­ter: 662-2691 or er­landleemu­ Field­cote Me­mo­rial Park and Mu­seum, The mu­seum is hold­ing a ju­ried ex­hi­bi­tion of re­cent work from Hamil­ton area artists. Fresh from the Stu­dio runs to March 18. 648-8144 Se­niors Next Steps De­men­tia Se­ries

Work­shop, Feb. 7, 14, and 21, 1 to 3 p.m. Pre­sented by the Alzheimer So­ci­ety of Brant, Nor­folk, Hamil­ton and Hal­ton. An­caster Se­nior Achieve­ment Cen­tre, 622 Al­ber­ton Rd. S., An­caster. Reg­is­ter: 546-2999

Con­sumer Pro­tec­tion Ed­u­ca­tion Work­shop, pre­sented by Con­sumer Pro­tec­tion On­tario, Feb. 8, 10 to 11:30 a.m. An­caster Se­nior Achieve­ment Cen­ter, 622 Al­ber­ton Rd. S., An­caster, Reg­is­ter: 546-2999 Sackville Hill Se­niors Re­cre­ation

Cen­tre Movie Nights, Feb. 6 and 7, 6 p.m. Mem­bers $2, non­mem­bers $4.40. Sign up in ad­vance. 780 Up­per Went­worth St. 546-2541

Lunch and Learn, Feb. 9, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. St. Joseph’s Villa, 56 Gov­er­nors Rd., Dun­das. Bring your lunch and learn Nutri­tion 101 with Dr. Lisa Tabrizi. For 55+, free. Talk takes place in the au­di­to­rium of St. Joe’s Villa. Re­serve: 627-3541 ext. 2109 Sackville Hill Se­niors Re­cre­ation Cen­tre Win­ter­fest Event, Feb. 4, 2 p.m. Zumba Meets Broad­way, a zumba fi­esta filled with the best show tunes. Tick­ets in ad­vance: $10. 780 Up­per Went­worth St. 546-2541 Win­ter­fest Warm-up and Open House, Feb. 9, 1 to 3 p.m. An­caster Se­nior Achieve­ment Cen­tre, 622 Al­ber­ton Rd. S., An­caster. En­joy a tour of ASAC and warm-up by our cosy fire­place while en­joy­ing com­pli­men­tary hot bev­er­ages and cup­cakes.

YWCA Hamil­ton’s Se­niors Peer Con­nec­tor Pro­gram, vol­un­teers age 55+ pro­vide in-home so­cial sup­port and can ac­com­pany iso­lated se­niors to at­tend ac­tiv­i­ties and ap­point­ments in the com­mu­nity. If you would like to sup­port other se­niors con­tact 522-9922 ext. 316 or shan­ley@ywc­a­hamil­ Sackville Hill Se­niors Re­cre­ation

Cen­tre Din­ner Dance, Feb. 11, 6 p.m. Mem­bers $30, guests $32.40. Herb crusted chicken, roast beef, mashed pota­toes, salad, veg­gies, straw­berry swirl cake and bev­er­age. Sin­gles wel­come. Mu­sic: DJ Ian MacDon­ald. 780 Up­per Went­worth St. Tick­ets in ad­vance: 546-2541 Euchre 55 and over, Mon­days, 1 p.m. Le­gion, Branch 163, 435 Limeridge Rd. E. 679-1951 Hi-Lite Se­niors, crib, euchre, car­pet bowl­ing, Wed­nes­days, 1 p.m. St. Michael’s Angli­can Church, 1188 Fen­nell Ave. E. Rosedale Se­niors Club, Rosedale Arena, 100 Green­hill. Pro­gres­sive euchre, 4 and 6 hand bid euchre, con­tract and du­pli­cate bridge. Runs Mon­day to Satur­day all year. 540-5320 Moun­tain Friend­ship Se­niors Club Wed­nes­days, shuf­fle­board 1 to 4 p.m.; euchre Thurs­days, 1 to 4 p.m. Friend­ship tea, cof­fee, cook­ies af­ter the games. Moun­tain Arena, Hester St. Has el­e­va­tor. 388-5075 or 388-1916 Dun­das Se­niors Club, euchre, bid euchre, shuf­fle board, crib­bage and bridge. Begin­ners wel­come. Tea/cof­fee, cook­ies. 627-2433 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


Steel­town Stair­climb, Feb. 4, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Stelco Tower, 100 King St. W. The Lung As­so­ci­a­tion in part­ner­ship with Hamil­ton Pro­fes­sional Fire­fight­ers’ Char­ity, fam­ily-friendly stair­climb for lung re­search in the stair­well of Stelco Tower. Civilians and first re­spon­ders (in full gear) will be climb­ing 533 steps. Tail­gate party to fol­low at the Hon­est Lawyer. schap­ or 745-7416

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