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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: hamil­ton­win­ter­ Vol­un­teers Hamil­ton Lit­er­acy Coun­cil, is look­ing for vol­un­teer tu­tors to teach English speak­ing adults ba­sic read­ing, writ­ing and math. Cer­ti­fied train­ing work­shop: Feb. 18, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Reg­is­ter: 529-9907 or info@hamil­ton­ 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 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. Also love math? Like work­ing with stu­dents in grads 7 and 8? Look­ing for math tu­tors, adult or youth vol­un­teers are en­cour­aged to at­tend, af­ter school pro­gram on Hamil­ton Moun­tain. 574-1334 ext. 204 or tu­tor@n2n­cen­ or ap­ply on­line www.n2n­cen­

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

Liv­ing Rock is ac­cept­ing vol­un­teer ap­pli­ca­tions for morn­ing, af­ter­noon, evening and week­end shifts. High school vol­un­teer hours avail­able. Kelly@liv­in­ 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 North Hamil­ton Com­mu­nity Health Cen­tre is look­ing for vol­un­teers for the Chil­dren’s Break­fast Club and the Path­ways to Ed­u­ca­tion pro­gram. or 523-6611 ext. 3008

VON Hamil­ton is look­ing for vol­un­teers to help de­liver Meals on Wheels. Vol­un­teers are also ur­gently needed to share so­cial time and con­ver­sa­tion vis­it­ing se­niors in their home. 529-0700 or vonc­sshamil­ Self-Help Mood Men­ders, Feb. 21, 2 to 4 p.m. St. Peter’s HARRRP, 705 Main St. E. Fa­cil­i­tated meet­ing for peo­ple liv­ing with or sup­port­ing some­one with a mood dis­or­der Hamil­ton and District Os­tomy As­so­ci­a­tion, Feb. 21, 7:30 p.m. Sa­cred Heart Parish Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, 24 Po­plar Ave. Open meet­ing for all Os­to­m­ates, friends and fam­ily 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 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

TOPS, Take Off Pounds Sen­si­bly, Wed­nes­days, 9 a.m. St. Stephen-on-the-Mount Church, 625 Con­ces­sion St. Diana 388-6335 or Joanne 574-8318

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. Meet­ings 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.

Black His­tory Pre­sen­ta­tion, Feb. 19,

10:30 a.m. West Flam­bor­ough Pres­by­te­rian Church, 262 Mid­dle­town Rd., Dun­das. Speaker: Eve­lyn Myrie. An­caster Hor­ti­cul­tural So­ci­ety, Feb. 21, 7:30 p.m. An­caster Old Town Hall, 310 Wil­son St. E. Speaker: Janet Kron­ick, Mak­ing Food His­tory. Free. Info: 648-5134 Rock­ton Women’s In­sti­tute, Feb. 20, 7:30 p.m. Bev­erly Town­ship Hall, Rock­ton. Pro­gram on pre­par­ing a sur­vival kit. Every­one wel­come Haldimand Hor­ti­cul­tural So­ci­ety, Feb. 23, 7:30 p.m. St. Paul’s Angli­can Church, 27 Orkney St. E., Cale­do­nia. Speaker: Dr. Michael Brownbridge from Vineland Re­search Cen­tre. Every­one wel­come Lady Hamil­ton Club, Feb. 22, 7 p.m. coach House, Dun­durn Cas­tle. Speaker: Kerry Jarvi, What’s Go­ing on Down­town? Doors open 6:30 p.m. All in­ter­ested ladies wel­come Cana­dian Fed­er­a­tion Univer­sity

Women, Burling­ton, Feb. 22, 7:30 p.m. Art Gallery of Burling­ton, 1333 Lakeshore Rd. Speaker: Robert Steven, Art Gallery of Burling­ton ex­pand­ing its hori­zons and im­pact on the art com­mu­nity. Open to both men and women

CFUW Hamil­ton, Feb. 21, 7 p.m. Sackville Hill Se­niors Recre­ation Cen­tre, 780 Up­per Went­worth St. Speaker: David Bal­braith, Ge­o­log­i­cal His­tory of the RBG. cfu2-hamil­ Trees for our chil­dren, Feb. 17, 7 p.m. St. Paul’s United Church, 29 Park St. W., Dun­das. Speak­ers from En­vi­ron­ment Hamil­ton, Hamil­ton Nat­u­ral­ists’ Club, Dun­das Val­ley Tree Keep­ers, Trees for Hamil­ton and Lor­raine Roy. Free. 627-9823 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

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, Feb. 23, 7 p.m. Dun­das Town Hall, lower level, 60 Main St., Dun­das. Topic: In­no­va­tion Day. www.val­ley­town­toast­mas­

Stoney Creek Toast­mas­ters, open Thurs­days, 7:15 p.m., Op­ti­mist Club of Stoney Creek, 890 Queen­ston Rd. 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 Dance to the music of Wil­liams and Wil­liams, Feb. 18, 7:30 p.m. Branch 163 Le­gion, 435 Limeridge Rd. E. $5 mem­bers, $6 non­mem­bers. 387-4515

Ron­nie and the Cor­vairs, Feb. 18, 8 p.m. Wa­ter­down Le­gion, 79 Hamil­ton St. N., Wa­ter­down.

Euchre, Thurs­days, 7:30 p.m. St. Michaels Angli­can Church, 1188 Fen­nell Ave. E. Cost: $2 in­cludes re­fresh­ments Rock­ton Women’s In­sti­tute Euchre, Feb. 23, 7:30 p.m. Bev­erly Town­ship Hall, Rock­ton. Ad­mis­sion $3. Lunch and prizes. 628-2157

St. Joseph’s Villa Pool, warm wa­ter, easy ac­cess, aquatic fit­ness classes (in­clud­ing our new Baby Weights). Self-paced, suit­able for all, our in­struc­tors will ad­just to suit your needs. Learn to swim, par­ent and tot, pri­vate, semi or tri pri­vate op­tions. Free park­ing, 56 Gover­nors Rd., Dun­das. 627-3541, ext. 2911 or 2264, or visit

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 Lionel Bernard, Feb. 18, 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 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 Laugh­ter Yoga, Sun­days, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Meet at Wil­liams Fresh Café up­per level. $5 do­na­tion, no ex­pe­ri­ence nec­es­sary, chil­dren un­der 12 ad­mit­ted free. Laugh­Your­ Good Food Lasagna Din­ner, Feb. 17, 6:30 p.m. Wes­ley United Church, 651 Hwy 8, Fruit­land Rd., Stoney Creek. Tick­ets: $12 PP. 662-7227 Te­maki Sushi (sushi han­drolls) din­ner, Feb. 18, 6 p.m. The Cana­dian Ja­panese Cul­tural Cen­tre of Hamil­ton, small gym, 45 Hemp­stead Dr. As­sem­ble your own meal at the ta­ble, you re supplied with healthy mix of items to make your own han­droll Sushi. $25 PP. Re­serve: 383-5755 or h.cjcc@bell­ Hamil­ton Air­force As­so­ci­a­tion, Pub Night, Feb. 17, 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Lasagna din­ner, music by Derek El­liott per­form­ing from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. 128 King St. E., Dun­das. Tick­ets: $12 Beef on a Bun, Feb. 24, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Dun­das Le­gion Ladies Aux­il­iary, 280 King St. W., Dun­das. Pulled beef on a bun and fries or Lasagna roll-ups, gar­den salad. $8. 627-7221

Pasta din­ner, Feb. 24, 4 to 7 p.m. Branch 622 Le­gion, 12 King St. E., Stoney Creek. In­cludes salad, bread, tea/cof­fee $10, desserts $2 ex­tra. 662-4171 Eats ‘N’ More, Feb. 22, noon to 1:30 p.m. Olivet United Church. Soup and sand­wiches and Friend­ship. Loonie or free will do­na­tion. 385-5305 or olive­tu­ Knights of Colum­bus C7464 Pero­gie and Kiel­basa Din­ner, Feb. 23, 3 to 7 p.m. Church of the Res­ur­rec­tion, 821 Up­per Went­worth St. Eat in or take out. Free Fam­ily Day Break­fast, Feb. 20, 9 to 11 a.m. MacNab Street Pres­by­te­rian Church, 116 MacNab St. S. Pan­cakes and sausages.

Pan­cake break­fast and fam­ily skate, Feb. 20, 9 a.m. to noon. Carlisle Arena, 1496 Cen­tre Rd., Flam­bor­ough. Pan­cake break­fast at ABC Nurs­ery School in the arena, free skate from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tick­ets: $5 kids 12 and un­der, $10 adults. Pro­ceeds to ABC Nurs­ery School. 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 Fry, 4 to 7 p.m. Feb. 17, Branch 622 Le­gion, 12 King St. E., Stoney Creek. $10 in­cludes 2 pieces. fish, fries, coleslaw, bun tea/cof­fee. Breaded chicken avail­able, dessert $2 ex­tra. 662-4171 Mis­cel­la­neous Hamil­ton As­so­ci­a­tion for he Ad­vance­ment of Lit­er­a­ture Sci­ence and Art, free pub­lic event, Feb. 18, 8 p.m. Hamil­ton Pub­lic Li­brary, 55 York Blvd. do­ing the Math for Good The­atre, fea­tur­ing play­wright Radha S. Menon and writer/per­former Tony Sciara. Dun­das Preser­va­tion As­so­ci­a­tion, fundraiser Feb. 18, 7:30 p.m. Lo­cal Brew­ery, 65 Hatt St., Dun­das. Live band Cootes Par­adise. Tick­ets: $25. 912-0316 Cana­dian Friends of Ho­pi­tal Al­bert Sch­weitzer, The Haiti Hap­pen­ing, Feb. 25, 6 p.m. Michelan­gelo Events and Con­fer­ence Cen­tre, 1555 Up­per Ottawa St. Silent auc­tion, din­ner 7 p.m. Tick­ets: $75, $40 char­i­ta­ble tax re­ceipt. 526-6015 or Fundraiser for L’Arche Hamil­ton, Feb. 25, 5:30 p.m. Bar­ton Stone United church, C.E. Build­ing, 21 Stone Church Rd. W. Wine and Dine, gourmet beef din­ner by Chef Wil­liam Wal­lace, Splen­dour-In-The-Brass, silent auc­tion, and more. Tick­ets: $45pp. 870-0314 Mother Goose Co-op­er­a­tive Preschool third an­nual Win­ter Fam­ily Dance Party, Feb. 26, 3 to 5 p.m. to raise funds for the preschool. The Gas­works, 141 Park St. N. Fun ac­tiv­i­ties and a silent auc­tion. Tick­ets at the door: $10 per fam­ily. Ju­nior Date­book 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: hamiltony­outh­po­ All work­shops: Art Forms, 126 James St. N. HCA Fam­ily Day, Hamil­ton Con­ser­va­tory for the Arts, 126 James St. S. Feb. 20, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Full day of free work­shops led by tal­ented artists/in­struc­tors. Par­ents, grand­par­ents, chil­dren and friends can choose from a va­ri­ety of unique all-ages classes in visual arts, dance, music and more. or 528-4020 Black His­tory Book Ex­plor­ers, Os­car Lives Next Door, Feb. 17, 4 to 5 p.m. Hamil­ton Pub­lic Li­brary, 55 York Blvd. Os­car Peter­son’s Child­hood by Bon­nie Farmer. Cre­ate your own mu­si­cal in­stru­ments. Ages 4 to 8. 546-3200 Black His­tory Month, Un­der­ground

Rail­road Pa­per Quilt, Feb. 18, 10 to 11 a.m. Pub­lic Li­brary, Bar­ton Branch, 571 Bar­ton St. E. Learn about the Un­der­ground Rail­road Quilt codes and make a pa­per quilt of your own. Ages 4 to 12. 905-546-3200

March Break Camp, Mini Maker morn­ings, March 13 to 17, 9:30 a.m. to noon for ages 5 to 8. Avid artist Af­ter­noons, 1:30 to 4 p.m. for ages 8 to 12. Grimsby Pub­lic Art gallery, 18 Carnegie Lane, Grimsby. Full week: $80 mem­bers, $96 non­mem­bers, singe day: $18 mem­bers, $22 non­mem­bers. 945-3246

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 Mu­se­ums/Gal­leries 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 Café with Monet, Feb. 25, 2 to 4 p.m. Grimsby Pub­lic Art Gallery, 18 Carnegie Lanes, Grimsby. Paint a Monet mas­ter­piece with in­spir­ing peo­ple while en­joy­ing cof­fee and sweets. Mem­bers $45, non­mem­bers $50. 945-3246

Her­itage Day, Feb. 20, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Haldimand Mu­se­ums, Haldimand County Con­nec­tions 150th Trav­el­ling Ex­hibit at Selkirk Cen­ten­nial Com­mu­nity Hall. Free event fea­tur­ing her­itage dis­plays, en­ter­tain­ment and hands-on ac­tiv­i­ties for kids of all ages. 772-5880 Clas­sic Au­thor Se­ries, Cather­ine Parr and Su­sanna Moodie, Feb. 22, 1 p.m. Learn about Canada’s most im­por­tant 19th-cen­tury writ­ers. Ad­mis­sion by do­na­tion. Haldimand County Mu­seum and Archives, 8 Echo St., Cayuga. 772-5880 Se­niors Next Steps Dementia Se­ries Work­shop, Feb. 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 Sackville Hill Se­niors Recre­ation Cen­tre So­cia­ble Sin­gles, Feb. 20, 6:30 p.m. In­cludes snacks and re­fresh­ments, mem­bers $4, non­mem­bers $6.40. Pay at the door. 780 Up­per Went­worth St. 546-2541 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 Euchre and bid euchre 55 and over, Mon­days, 12:30 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


Kids-Fest Fam­ily Day, week­end fun, Feb. 18, 19, 20, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cana­dian War­plane Her­itage Mu­seum, 9280 Air­port Rd. Largest in­flat­able fes­ti­val, shows, in­ter­ac­tive ac­tiv­i­ties and more. $25, $10, free park­ing. 289-270-5836

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