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Pan­cake Tues­day Pan­cake Sup­per, Feb. 28, 5 to 7 p.m. St. John’s Angli­can Church Great Hall, 272 Wil­son St. E., An­caster. Adults $12, Fam­ily $35 (par­ents and chil­dren), child un­der 10 $8. Tick­ets at the door. 648-2353

Pan­cake lunch and mu­sic, Feb. 28, 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. St. Ge­orge’s Church, 134 Emer­son St. Pay what you wish. 905-540-1240 or stge­orge­hamil­ton.ca

Pan­cake Sup­per, Feb. 28, 6 to 7 p.m. Holy Trin­ity Angli­can Church, 120 Fen­nell Ave. E. Tick­ets: $8, fam­ily (chil­dren 12 and un­der) $20. 383-2951

Pan­cake Sup­per, Feb. 28, 5 to 7 p.m. St. Luke’s Parish Hall, 1382 On­tario St., Burling­ton. Tick­ets: $7 adults, $4 chil­dren (un­der 6 years free), fam­ily $20 (2 adults, 2 chil­dren)

Com­mu­nity Pan­cake Sup­per, Feb. 28, 5 to 7 p.m. St. John’s Angli­can Church, 2464 Hwy. 5, Burling­ton. Freewill of­fer­ing. 336-5164 or church-of­fice@bell­net.ca

Pan­cake Lunch, Feb. 28, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Church of the Na­tiv­ity, 1831 King St. E. Tick­ets: $6, $3 chil­dren 10 and un­der.

Pan­cake Sup­per, Feb. 28, 5 to 6 p.m. and 6 to 7 p.m. Church of the As­cen­sion, 64 For­est Ave. Tick­ets: $8, un­der 12 years ad­mit­ted free. Re­serve: 527-3505

Pan­cake Sup­per, Feb. 28, 5 to 7 p.m. St. Paul’s Angli­can Church, 1140 King St. W. All you can eat pan­cakes, sausage, bev­er­ages, dessert. Tick­ets: $10, $7 se­niors/stu­dents, $25 fam­ily. 528-3724

Men Of Grace, Shrove Tues­day Pan­cake Sup­per, Feb. 28, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Noble Hall, Grace Angli­can Church, 157 Mill St. N., Wa­ter­down. Freewill of­fer­ing. 689-6715

Pan­cake Sup­per, Feb. 28, 4 to 8 p.m. St. Luke’s Angli­can Church Parish Hall, 76 Ma­cauley St. E. All you can eat $7, chil­dren un­der 12 $4.

Pan­cake Sup­per, Feb. 28, 5 to 6:30 p.m. St. James United Church, 306 Park­side Dr., Wa­ter­down. Adults $6, chil­dren ages 10 and un­der $3. Em­manuel Pan­cake Break­fast, March 4, 8:30 to 10 a.m. Em­manuel United Church, 871 Up­per Ot­tawa St. Tick­ets at the door: $6, chil­dren (4 to 12) $3, fam­ily $15. 389-4150

Pan­cake Sup­per, Feb. 28, 5 to 7 p.m. Bethel Chris­tian Re­formed Church, 616 Dun­das St. E., Flam­bor­ough. Help sup­port Cadet Boys Club. Free will of­fer­ing. Pan­cake Sup­per and Home­made Soup, Feb. 28, 5 to 7 p.m. Christ Church Flam­bor­ough, 92 Hwy. 8, Flam­bor­ough. Tick­ets at the door: $8, chil­dren $4, fam­ily of 4 $20.

Pan­cake Sup­per, Feb. 28, 5 to 7 p.m. St. An­drew’s United Church, 479 Up­per Par­adise Rd. Adults $6, 12 and un­der $4, un­der 3 ad­mit­ted free. 383-7411

Vol­un­teers 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 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 are a se­nior who would like to sup­port other se­niors or know an iso­lated se­nior that would ben­e­fit from con­nect­ing with other se­niors, con­tact 522-9922 ext. 316 or shan­ley@ywc­a­hamil­ton.org

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 Grades 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@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

Cana­dian Red Cross, Hamil­ton needs vol­un­teer driv­ers in their Trans­porta­tion Pro­grams in Hamil­ton, Flam­bor­ough and Burling­ton. Call 522-8485

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 vonc­sshamil­ton@von.ca Self-Help Prostate Cancer Canada Net­work, Feb. 28, 7 p.m. Burling­ton YMCA, 500 Drury Lane. In­for­ma­tion, hope and un­der­stand­ing for newly di­ag­nosed men, their friends and fam­i­lies as well as those in treat­ment and sur­vivors. 1-888-255-0333 Parkin­son Sup­port Group, Hamil­ton chap­ter, Feb. 25, 10:30 a.m. St. Peter’s Hospi­tal, Gar­wood Jones Au­di­to­rium, Alexan­der Pav­il­ion, 88 Maple­wood Ave.

Grand­par­ent Sup­port Group for those who strug­gle with se­cur­ing ac­cess to their grand­chil­dren, Feb. 28, 7 to 9 p.m. Ron Ed­wards Fam­ily YMCA, 500 Drury Lane, Burling­ton. The Hamil­ton/Burling­ton group meets for dis­cus­sion, in­for­ma­tion and speak­ers. Mood Men­ders, Feb. 28, 2 to 4 p.m. First Pil­grim United Church, 200 Main St. E. Fa­cil­i­tated meet­ing for peo­ple liv­ing with or sup­port­ing some­one with a mood dis­or­der.

Com­mu­nity Night Mind­ful­ness

Me­di­a­tion Ses­sion, Feb. 24, 7 to 9 p.m. Re­gent Health Cen­tre, 150 Locke St. S. Free. Sign up: mira.ros­tami@hot­mail.com

Man­ag­ing Big Emo­tions, Feb. 25, 11 a.m. to noon, Hamil­ton Pub­lic Li­brary, 55 York Blvd. Learn about the func­tion of emo­tions and prac­ti­cal strate­gies to help man­age how you feel and cope with dif­fi­cult sit­u­a­tions. 546-3200

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

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? 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 re­cov­erycanada.org Men for So­bri­ety Group, Wed­nes­day, 7 p.m. Hamil­ton Gen­eral Hospi­tal, fifth floor con­fer­ence room. Meet­ings Bruce Dun­can Me­mo­rial Lec­ture

Series, Feb. 26, 2 to 3 p.m. Wa­ter­front Trust Am­phithe­atre, 57 Dis­cov­ery Dr. Speaker: Alan Hansell, Giv­ing Hamil­ton the Largest Ur­ban Wa­ter­sheds in Canada that are Free of Lit­ter and De­bris. Do­na­tion $5 pp ap­pre­ci­ated. Free park­ing. www.gi­antsrib.ca

An­caster Town­ship His­tor­i­cal

So­ci­ety, Feb. 24, 7:30 p.m. An­caster Old Town Hall. Speaker: Rev. Char­lie Hogg, Keep Me Warm One Win­ter Night, dis­play of her­itage quilts and home­spuns. Non-mem­bers $5. an­cast­er­his­tory.ca Grimsby Gar­den Club, Feb. 27, 7 to 9 p.m. Liv­ingston Ac­tiv­i­ties Cen­ter, 18 Liv­ingston Ave., Grimsby. Seed Ex­change, Speaker: Nancy Christie, Pruning Made Easy. www.gar­de­non­tario.org/site.php/ grims­bygc

Be­long­ing, Adop­tion Sup­port

Group, Feb. 27, 7 p.m. Com­pass Point Bi­ble Church, 1500 Kerns Rd., Burling­ton. An adoptee will share her life story. them­c­don­alds@sym­pa­tico.ca

Women Who Ex­cel, busi­ness net­work event, Feb. 28, 6 p.m. Sotiris Greek Restau­rant, 3135 Har­vester Rd., Burling­ton. Mem­bers: $10, non-mem­bers $15. Re­serve: 512-8123 or info@wom­en­whoex­cel.com

Stoney Creek His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety, March 1, 7 p.m. Mu­nic­i­pal Cen­tre, 777 Hwy. 8, Stoney Creek. Speaker: Mark Os­balde­ston, Un­built Hamil­ton. Non-mem­bers $2. All welcome 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

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, March 2, 7 p.m. Dun­das Town Hall, lower level, 60 Main St., Dun­das. Topic: Viet­nam War: Op­er­a­tion Rolling Thun­der Be­gins. 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. 24, 6:30 p.m. Wa­ter­down Le­gion, 79 Hamil­ton St. N., Wa­ter­down. Play starts 7:30 p.m., $25 per team of 4-6 peo­ple. Light meal, prizes, get tick­ets early. 689-6112

Dance to the mu­sic of Lionel Bernard, Feb. 25, 7:30 p.m. Branch 163 Le­gion, 435 Limeridge Rd. E. $5 mem­bers, $6 non-mem­bers. 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. with Lionel Bernard, Branch 622 Le­gion, 12 King St. E., Stoney Creek. $5. 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

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. Laugh­Your­selfHealthy.ca Good Food

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 rollups, 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

Soupfest 15, Feb. 28, 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Hamil­ton Con­ven­tion Cen­tre. Tick­ets at the door: $15, $10 se­nior, $12 chil­dren un­der 12. Ad­vance: $12, $10 se­nior, $10 chil­dren un­der 12. 528-7625 or soupfest@liv­in­grock.ca

Soup and Sand­wich sup­per, March 3, 5 p.m. Ry­er­son United Church, 842 Main St. E. fol­lowed by a hymns­ing. 544-3120

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 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 rsuther@skylinc.net 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 Aux­il­iary to Joseph Brant Hospi­tal Win­ter An­tique and Col­lectible Auc­tion, March 4, 8:30 to 10 a.m. St. Christo­pher’s Church, 662 Guelph Line, Burling­ton. Auc­tion fea­tures an­tique fur­ni­ture, fine china, sil­ver, art, jew­elry and more. Visit www.jb­hauc­tions.com

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.

Fundraiser din­ner and dance, March 3, 6 p.m., for 8-year-old An­thony DiMam­bro’s IBI ther­apy, Michelan­gelo Ban­quet Cen­tre, 1555 Up­per Ot­tawa St. and will in­clude door and raf­fle prizes. Tick­ets are $50 a pp. 643-9639 or help­in­gan­thony@hot­mail.com

World Day of Prayer, March 3, 6 p.m. Our Lady of the As­sump­tion church, 63 Hwy 20 E., El­frida. All welcome. 396-4095 L’Arche Hamil­ton, The Vanier Way, Feb. 25, 1:30 to 3 p.m. Hamil­ton Pub­lic Li­brary Au­di­to­rium, 55 York Blvd. Doc­u­men­tary: hu­man­i­tar­ian Jean Vanier, 10 high school stu­dents learn the mean­ing of ser­vant lead­er­ship at the orig­i­nal L’Arche com­mu­nity in Trosly, France. Free Meet­ing of the Minds Fundraiser, Feb. 25, 5:30 p.m. Copetown Com­mu­nity Cen­tre and Lion’s Club, 1950 Gov­er­nor’s Rd., Copetown. Meet­ing of the Minds Self Ad­vo­cacy Group all you can eat wings in sup­port of adults with de­vel­op­men­tal dis­abil­i­ties. Si­lent auc­tion and band. Tick­ets: $20. 289-776-9289

Lip Sync Bat­tle, Feb. 25, 7 p.m. Ris­ing Star Per­form­ing Arts, 937 Cen­tre Rd., Flam­bor­ough. ron Marks Lyp Sync Bat­tle for ALS. Visit: www.ris­ingstarper­formin­garts.com for more in­for­ma­tion Hamil­ton Wood­work­ing Show, Feb. 24 to 26, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cana­dian War­plane Her­itage Mu­seum, 9280 Air­port Rd. Tick­ets: $$15, $14 se­nior, and youth 13 to 17, chil­dren ad­mit­ted free. 779-0422 Ju­nior Date­book Bay Area Science and En­gi­neer­ing

Fair, regis­tra­tion is open through­out Fe­bru­ary un­til March 7. Science fair will be held at Mo­hawk Col­lege from March 30 to April 1 for all stu­dents in Grades 7 through 12 in Hamil­ton, Hal­ton, Brant, Haldimand, Nor­folk and six Na­tions. Regis­ter: www.basef.ca

Hamil­ton Youth Po­ets is call­ing for ap­pli­ca­tions from as­pir­ing writ­ers in­ter­ested in join­ing a series of free work­shops 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. Hamil­ton/Burling­ton SPCA March Crit­ter Camp March 13 to 17 for an­i­mal lovers ages 6 to 11. Cost $200 full week or $40/day (2 day min­i­mum). Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Ex­tended care is avail­able. Regis­ter: www.hb­spca.com/ed­u­cate/camps or info: e-mail hu­ma­need@hb­spca.com or 574-7722 ext. 326

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 Pul­bic Art Gallery, 18 Carnegie Lane, Grimsby. Full week: $80 mem­bers, $96 non-mem­bers, singe day: $18 mem­bers, $22 non-mem­bers. 945-3246

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Tues­day, Feb. 28 is Shrove Tues­day. There are plenty of Pan­cake Break­fasts, Lunches and Sup­pers of­fered by lo­cal groups and churches. See the list­ing un­der Pan­cake Tues­day.

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