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Win­ter­fest Win­ter­fest cel­e­bra­tions, to Feb. 20. For a full sched­ule of events, dates, times and venues check the City of Hamilton web­site: hamil­ton­win­ter­fest.ca Vol­un­teers Hamilton Lit­er­acy Coun­cil, is look­ing for vol­un­teer tu­tors to teach English speak­ing adults ba­sic read­ing, writ­ing and math. Cer­ti­fied train­ing work­shop: Feb. 11 and 18, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Regis­ter: 529-9907 or info@hamil­ton­reads.ca 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-ser­vices.com or 528-5100 ext. 1104 Neigh­bour to Neigh­bour Cen­tre

Ed­u­ca­tion De­part­ment, vol­un­teers who love read­ing and like work­ing with stu­dents in grades 1 to 3. We have ses­sions that need read­ing tu­tors im­me­di­ately, Mon­day and Thurs­day. Love math? Like work­ing with stu­dents in grades 7 and 8? Look­ing for math tu­tors, adult or youth vol­un­teers are en­cour­aged to at­tend, for this af­ter-school pro­gram on Hamilton Mountain. 574-1334 ext. 204 or tu­tor@n2n­cen­tre.com or ap­ply on­line www.n2n­cen­tre.com

Can­cer As­sis­tance Pro­gram is look­ing for Vol­un­teer Drivers in the Greater Re­gion of Hamilton for its Trans­porta­tion Pro­gram. Con­tact Becky at team­lead@can­ceras­sist.ca or 905-383-9797 ext. 102

Liv­ing Rock is ac­cept­ing vol­un­teer ap­pli­ca­tions for morn­ing, af­ter­noon, evening and week­end shifts. High school vol­un­teer hours avail­able. Kelly@liv­in­grock.ca or 528-7625 ext. 249 St. Peter’s Hos­pi­tal, 88 Maple­wood Ave. Ma­ture and so­cial adult vol­un­teers re­quired to as­sist pa­tients with recre­ation and vis­it­ing. 777-3837 ext. 12202 or visit our web­site to ap­ply hhsc.ca/vr North Hamilton Com­mu­nity Health Cen­tre is look­ing for vol­un­teers for the Chil­dren’s Break­fast Club and the Path­ways to Ed­u­ca­tion pro­gram. nhchc.ca or 523-6611 ext. 3008 Self-Help Parkin­son Sup­port Group Hamilton Chap­ter, Feb. 11, 10:30 a.m. St. Peter’s Hos­pi­tal, Gar­wood Jones Au­di­to­rium, Alexander Pav­il­ion, 88 Maple Ave. Mem­ory and Aging, Feb. 16, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Hamilton Pub­lic Li­brary, 55 York Blvd. Con­cerned about your mem­ory? Learn about nor­mal mem­ory changes with age and prac­ti­cal strate­gies to im­prove ev­ery­day mem­ory. 546-3200 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 Grand­par­ent Alien­ation Sup­port

Group Hamilton/Burling­ton, Feb. 14, 7 to 9 p.m. YMCA, 500 Drury Lane, Burling­ton. Group deals with grand­par­ent alien­ation and ac­cess to grand­chil­dren which en­com­passes Bill 34. Free park­ing, re­port to re­cep­tion be­fore head­ing to board­room. aga.hamil­ton­burling­ton@gmail.com WeeSleep In­fant and Tod­dler Sleep Sem­i­nar, Feb. 13, noon, Hamilton Pub­lic Li­brary, Wa­ter­down Branch, 163 Dun­das St., Wa­ter­down. Dis­cuss healthy sleep habits, im­por­tance of sleep, sleep so­lu­tions for fam­i­lies hav­ing dif­fi­cul­ties, fol­lowed by Q&A. 689-6269 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 or www.men­tal­healthrights.ca Build a Pos­i­tive Self-Es­teem, 10-week course start­ing to Feb. 22 to April 26, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Perkins Build­ing, 1429 Main St. E. $80. Regis­ter: 312-1500 or self­es­teem­net­work.org Dun­das Com­mu­nity Ser­vices, 2 King St. W., Suite 3A is sell­ing Darts tick­ets to the com­mu­nity, tick­ets: $19 for a book of 10. Of­fice: Mon­day to Fri­day, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 627-5461 Men for So­bri­ety Group, Wed­nes­day, 7 p.m. Hamilton Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal, fifth floor con­fer­ence room. Meet­ings Celebration of Life, Dun­das Com­mu­nity Ser­vices, ed­u­ca­tional lunch and learn for se­niors, care­givers and re­cent re­tirees Feb. 13, noon to 1:30 p.m. Dun­das Mu­seum and Archives, 139 Park St. W., Dun­das. Speaker: Karin Schuett, changes in fu­neral sec­tor as it re­lates to buri­als vs. cre­ma­tions and pre-ar­rang­ing a fu­neral. Regis­ter: 627-5461 Burling­ton His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety, Feb. 13, 7 p.m. Cen­ten­nial Room, Burling­ton Pub­lic Li­brary, 2331 New St. Speaker: Tom Bochsler, Cruis­ing the Queen Mary II, free. burling­ton­his­tor­i­cal.ca

Mood Men­ders, Feb. 14, 7 to 9 p.m. St. Joe’s Health­care, Charl­ton Cam­pus, Ju­ravin­ski Tower, 2nd Floor, Miller The­atre. Speaker: Dan Matwey, Nav­i­gat­ing the fi­nan­cial land­scape for those liv­ing with a dis­abil­ity. 521-0090 ext. 234

Hamilton CARP, Feb. 14, 2 p.m. Deerview Cross­ing Re­tire­ment Res­i­dence, 460 Ry­mal Rd. W. Hamilton District Chrysan­the­mum and Dahlia So­ci­ety, free win­ter sem­i­nar Feb. 18, 1 to 3:45 p.m. Dun­das Mu­seum and Archives, 139 Park Ave. W., Dun­das. Guest speak­ers: Kate Sault, My Jour­ney into the Fan­tas­tic World of Dahlias and Michael Par­rish, Dahlias 101. Hamilton Women’s Con­nec­tion, RSVP Min­istries, Feb. 16, 9:15 to 11:15 a.m. Break­fast meet­ing $14. Michelan­gelo’s Ban­quet Cen­tre, 1555 Up­per Ot­tawa St. Speaker: Michelle Sim, Chal­lenge in the Midst of the Prom­ise. Reser­va­tion: 575-0607 or hamil­ton­wom­en­scon­nec­tion@gmail.com Hamilton Nat­u­ral­ists Club, free lec­ture, Feb. 13, 7:30 to 9 p.m. Royal Botan­i­cal Gar­dens, 680 Plains Rd. W., Burling­ton. Speaker: Dr. Erin McCal­lum, In­va­sive Fish and Pol­lu­tants in Hamilton Har­bour. hamil­to­na­ture.org or 637-7136 Mo­hawk Col­lege Alumni and Fac­ulty Speaker Se­ries, Power Up Mon­days En­tre­pre­neur Talk with Ka­rina Arias, women and cit­i­zen­ship. Feb. 13, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Hamilton Pub­lic Li­brary, 55 York Blvd. 546-3200 Flam­bor­ough Hor­ti­cul­tural So­ci­ety, Feb. 15, 7:30 p.m. St. Thomas the Apos­tle Church, 715 Cen­tre Rd., Wa­ter­down. So­cial be­gins 7 p.m. Speaker: John Verbin­nen, Na­ture Calls mul­ti­me­dia na­ture pre­sen­ta­tion. Guests wel­come. 689-6722 Wi­nona Hor­ti­cul­tural So­ci­ety, Feb. 15, 7:30 p.m. St. John’s Angli­can Church Hall, 1285 Hwy 8, Wi­nona. Speaker: Cather­ine McGill, Planters with a Twist. 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 99gin­nym@gmail.com or 510-3246 I am My Gen­er­a­tion Con­fer­ence, Feb. 11, 7 p.m. and Feb. 12, 10:30 a.m. Restora­tion House Hamilton, 54 Vine St. The sum­mit is free, reg­is­tra­tion is re­quired. http://bit.ly/2hJOtSB

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 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, lower level, 60 Main St., Dun­das. www.val­ley­town­toast­mas­ters.com

Stoney Creek Toast­mas­ters, open Thurs­days, 7:15 p.m., Op­ti­mist Club of Stoney Creek, 890 Queen­ston Rd. ston­ey­creek­toast­mas­ters.com Midday Ma­raud­ers Toast­mas­ters, Wed­nes­day, noon to 1 p.m. Philpott Memo­rial Church, 84 York Blvd. Im­prove your pre­sen­ta­tion and com­mu­ni­ca­tion skills. vpm-3935@toast­mas­ter­sclubs.org Fun times Trivia Night, Feb. 10, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Branch 36 Le­gion, 280 King St. W., Dun­das. 627-7221 Dance to the mu­sic of John

DiMarchi, Feb. 11, 7:30 p.m. Branch 163 Le­gion, 435 Limeridge Rd. E. $5 mem­bers, $6 non­mem­bers. 387-4515

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

Euchre, Fri­days, 7:30 p.m. Burkholder United Church, 465 Mo­hawk Rd. E., $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

Karaoke with Dor­rie, Satur­days, 8 p.m. Branch 622, Le­gion, 12 King St. E., Stoney Creek. 662-4171

Dance, to Joe Tucker, Feb. 11, 7 p.m. Branch 58 Le­gion, 1180 Bar­ton St. E. $5 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 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 Sweet­heart Pan­cake Break­fast, Feb. 11, 8 a.m. to noon, Freel­ton United Church, 155 Freel­ton Rd. $9 pp, $5 ages 12 to 5, un­der 5 free. Pan­cakes, eggs, ba­con, sausage, fruit and more.

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 It’s Your Fes­ti­val Pasta Buf­fet Fundraiser, Feb. 11, 7 p.m. doors open 6 p.m. Ednzone, 1305 Main St. E. Tick­ets: $15 each. Food, fun, en­ter­tain­ment, and prizes in­clud­ing a 40” Smart TV. 525-2297 or

info@it­sy­our­fes­ti­val.ca Valen­tine Din­ner and Dance, Feb. 14, 5 p.m. Branch 622 Le­gion, 12 King St. E., Stoney Creek. Chicken din­ner with all the fix­ings, dance to Bobby Allen. Tick­ets: $20. 662-4171 Fame Furlane Valen­tine Day Din­ner and Dance, Feb. 11, 5:30 p.m. 3457 Hen­der­shot Rd., Bin­brook. Mu­sic by Day­break, din­ner 6:30 p.m. Tick­ets: $95 per cou­ple $50 sin­gle. 541-4051 or info@famee­furlane.ca

Lasagna Din­ner, Feb. 17, 6:30 p.m. Wes­ley United Church, 651 Hwy 8, Fruit­land Rd., Stoney Creek. Tick­ets: $12 pp. 662-7227 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, 2 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

Fish ($8) or Chicken ($7), and chip din­ner, Feb. 10, 4:30 to 7 p.m. Dun­das Le­gion, 280 King St. W., Dun­das. Eat in or Take out. 627-7221 Mis­cel­la­neous Book Ex­change and Café

Fundraiser, for Blooms for Africa (Stephen Lewis Foun­da­tion), Feb. 11, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. First Uni­tar­ian Church, 170 Dun­durn St. S. En­trance fee: $20 in­cludes cof­fee/tea, treats plus bring 6 books and take home 7 or more. all pro­ceeds sup­port­ing the fight against AIDS and HIV in Sub-Sa­hara Africa. 304-8036 or blooms­forafrica.org Mas­quer­ade Ball Fundraiser for Ur­ban Wildlife Care, Feb. 10, 7 p.m. The Beaver and Bull­dog, Burling­ton. Silent auc­tion, ap­pe­tizer buf­fet, Salsa/Latin danc­ing, dance lessons/demos and more. Tick­ets at the door: $35. 818-5708 Stoney Creek Hor­ti­cul­tural So­ci­ety and Gar­den Club Fundraiser, Feb. 13, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Stoney Creek Le­gion, 12 King St. E., Stoney Creek. Silent and live auc­tion, golf four­somes, wine tours, the­atre tick­ets and more. View­ing 6:30 p.m. Live auc­tion 7 p.m. Guest free: $2. ston­ey­creek­gar­den­club@out­look.com Ju­nior Date­book Stu­dent Job Search Work­shop, Feb. 14, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. 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 Hamilton Youth Poets, is call­ing for ap­pli­ca­tions from as­pir­ing writ­ers in­ter­ested in join­ing a se­ries of free work­shops from Feb. 18 to May 6. A 12-week se­ries ex­plor­ing new jour­nal­ism to learn­ing the craft of em­cee­ing and beat-mak­ing. Fa­cil­i­tated by ex­pe­ri­enced com­mu­nity arts ed­u­ca­tors. Ap­ply: hamiltony­outh­po­ets@gmail.com. All work­shops: Art Forms, 126 James St. N. 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

en­gag­ing­meets Wed­nes­days,club for high7 p.m. school­ers­for games, op­por­tu­ni­ties.group stud­ies An­caster and Chris­tian vol­un­teer Re­formedAn­caster. an­cast­er­crc.orgChurch, 70 Garneror stopRd. E., at the Wil­sonHUB, 370 Wil­son St. E., An­caster Mu­se­ums/Gal­leries Valen­tine Tea and Talk, Feb. 14, 1 p.m. Tea, treats and mys­tery. Solve they mys­tery of the miss­ing choco­late heart. Pre-reg­is­tra­tion re­quired: $10 pp. Code: 32094. Haldimand County Mu­seum and Archives, 8 Echo St., Cayuga. 772-5880 Ire­land House at Oakridge Farm, Feb. 14, 7:30 p.m. Nash Jack­son House in Bat­tle­field Park, 77 King St. W., Stoney Creek. Speaker: Kate Almeida, ed­u­ca­tor, Burling­ton Mu­se­ums. Free ad­mis­sion, park­ing. 662-8458 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 You Can Get To Here From There, Black His­tory Month, pre­sented by Grif­fin House Na­tional His­toric Site, Feb. 15, 7 p.m. An­caster Old Town Hall, 310 Wil­son St. E., An­caster. Guest speak­ers: Nerene Vir­gin, Alan Smith. Ad­mis­sion is free. www.hamilton.ca/field­cote 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 er­landleemu­seum@fwio.on.ca

Be Our Valen­tine, Feb. 12, 2 to 4 p.m. Ruthven Park Na­tional His­toric Site, 243 Hwy 54, Cayuga. Cel­e­brate Valen­tine’s Day with tea and delecta­bles fol­lowed by a talk on the Ruthven Valen­tine col­lec­tion and tour. Tick­ets: $15, se­niors $13, chil­dren $5. Pr­ereg­is­ter: 772-0560 Se­niors Next Steps De­men­tia Se­ries Work­shop, Feb. 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 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@ywc­a­hamil­ton.org

Com­mu­nity Sem­i­nar, Feb. 16, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. ser­vices for care­giver sup­port, home care and foot care, free sem­i­nar and lun­cheon for se­niors of all ages. West Flam­bor­ough Pres­by­te­rian Church, 262 Mid­dle­town Rd., Hwy 8, Flam­bor­ough. Re­serve by Feb. 13 541-9983 St. Ge­orges Se­niors, St. Ge­orges Church, 134 Emer­son St. Feb. 13, 1 to 3 p.m. Sin­ga­long, games, re­fresh­ments. 522-3362 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, bingo and bridge. Begin­ners wel­come. Tea/cof­fee, cook­ies. 627-2433

CATHIE COWARD, THE HAMILTON SPECTATOR

Birds of Prey Work­shop, Feb. 12, 1:30 p.m. Habi­tat Haldimand work­shop on Rap­tors con­ducted by the Pere­grine Foun­da­tion. Ed­u­ca­tional and en­ter­tain­ing for the whole fam­ily. Haldimand Agri­cul­tural Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, 1084 Kohler Rd., Kohler. Free ad­mis­sion. 774-7845

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