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For non­profit, char­ity or fundrais­ing events in Hamil­ton and area, sub­mit items by email to too­good@thespec.com only (no other email ad­dresses please). Dead­line is two weeks prior to pub­li­ca­tion. Be­gin­ning June 5, Too Good To Miss will be taken ex­clu­sively from events en­tries sub­mit­ted on our web­site. We will no longer ac­cept en­tries by email. To sub­mit your event, please click on Event List­ings at thespec.com. If you have any dif­fi­cul­ties or ques­tions please let us know. Call 905-526-3420

Vol­un­teers Sher­wood Sec­ondary School’s 50th re­union com­mit­tee is look­ing for for­mer grads to help out. Re­union is Oct. 21, 2017. Any­one in­ter­ested in help­ing plan the cel­e­bra­tion is asked to call 905-383-3377 ext. 549 or see sher­wood50.ca.

VON Hamil­ton is look­ing for vol­un­teers to as­sist in the adult day cen­tre tend­ing their new community gar­den and spend­ing time one-on-one or in group ac­tiv­i­ties with clients. Vol­un­teers are also needed to help de­liver Meals on Wheels and also ur­gently needed to share so­cial time and con­ver­sa­tion vis­it­ing se­niors in their home. 529-0700 or vonc­sshamil­ton@von.ca Self-Help

CARP Hamil­ton chap­ter, May 9, 2 p.m. Deerview Cross­ing Re­tire­ment Res­i­dence, 460 Ry­mal Rd W.

Care­givers Re­source Fair, May 10, 1:30 to 7:30 p.m. Royal Botan­i­cal Gar­dens, 680 Plains Rd. W., Burling­ton. Ex­plore the fair’s multi-ser­vice providers and speak­ers. For past, cur­rent, fu­ture care­givers or in­di­vid­u­als need­ing a care­giver. Ad­mis­sion is free, light re­fresh­ments. care­giver­sr­source­fair@gmail.com

Mood Men­ders, May 9, 7 to 9 p.m. St. Joe’s Health­care, Charl­ton Cam­pus, Ju­ravin­ski Tower, 2nd Floor, Miller Theatre. Speaker: Terry McGurk, LHIN, Four Lead for Mo­bile Cri­sis Rapid Re­sponse Teams on Coast Pro­gram. 521-0090 Ext. 234 Hamil­ton Burling­ton Alien­ated Grand­par­ents Anony­mous, May 9, 7 to 9 p.m. Burling­ton Golf and Coun­try Club, 422 North Shore Blvd. E., Topic: Re­searched dis­cus­sion me­di­a­tion ver­sus Bill 34. The pros and the cons. aga.hamil­ton­burling­ton@gmail.com

De­pres­sion, anx­i­ety, fears and panic at­tacks. Re­cov­ery Canada has a pro­gram that will help. Weekly meet­ings avail­able. 304-6802 or visit re­cov­erycanada.org Meet­ings Burling­ton His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety, May 8, 7 p.m. Cen­ten­nial Room of the Burling­ton Cen­tral Li­brary, 2331 New St. Speaker: is Cian Hor­robin of the Monar­chist League of Canada. Free ad­mis­sion. www.burling­ton­his­tor­i­cal.ca.

Hamil­ton Nat­u­ral­ist’s Club, May 8, 7:30 p.m. RBG Head­quar­ters, 680 Plains Rd. W., Burling­ton. Speaker: ROM En­to­mol­o­gist An­to­nia Guidotti, di­verse na­ture of Arthro­pods that live in our homes. Free talk. 637-7136 or http://hamil­ton­na­ture.org Burling­ton Hor­ti­cul­tural So­ci­ety, May 10, 7:30 p.m. Burling­ton Se­niors’ Cen­tre, 2285 New St. Speaker: Paul Knowles, on his re­cent gar­den­ing book Es­cap­ing Eden. All wel­come

Stoney Creek Gar­den Club, May 8, 7 p.m. Stoney Creek Le­gion, 12 King St. E. Speaker: 7:30 p.m. Sean James, Grow­ing grace­fully, Ma­tur­ing a land­scape. Guests: $2. Beach Canal Light­house Group, May 10, 7 p.m. Burling­ton Cen­tral Li­brary, 2331 New St. Speaker: Su­san Rat­cliffe, Light House­keep­ing at Cabot Head Light­house. Bclg.ca or 549-4090 The Dutch Cana­dian Veter­ans As­so­ci­a­tion, Re­mem­brance ser­vice for the An­niver­sary of the Lib­er­a­tion of Hol­land by the Cana­dian Veter­ans May 5, 11 a.m. St. El­iz­a­beth Vil­lage Chapel, 391 Ry­mal Rd. W. Cof­fee and light lunch served af­ter. Women’s Cana­dian Club of Hamil­ton, May 10, noon. Scot­tish Rite Club, 4 Queen St. S. Lun­cheon $35, guests $40. Cer­e­mony of Reaf­fir­ma­tion of Cana­dian Ci­ti­zen­ship. Pre Regis­ter: wc­cofhamil­ton@gmail.com

Hu­mour is one size fits all, May 9, 6:30 p.m. Speaker: Meg Soper, 8 p.m. Lin­coln Alexan­der Cen­tre, 160 King St. E. Tick­ets: $25 avail­able at Eventbrite. In sup­port of the Cana­dian Nurses for Africa. Wa­ter­down Toast­mas­ters Open House, May 9, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Grace Angli­can Church, 157 Mill St. N. Free. 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 Val­ley Town Toast­mas­ters, May 11, 7 p.m. Dundas Town Hall, lower level,

60 Main St., Dundas. Topic: Democ­racy. www.val­ley­town­toast­mas­ters.com

Stoney Creek Toast­mas­ters, open Thurs­days, 7:15 p.m., Op­ti­mist Club of Stoney Creek, 890 Queen­ston Rd. ston­ey­creek­toast­mas­ters.com Fun times Doors Open Hamil­ton, May 6, visit 35 sites, or May 7, 33 sites. Check the guide­book or visit door­sopenon­tario.on.ca/hamil­ton or twit­ter @DoorsOpenHam­mer. Face­book: Doors Open Hamil­ton for up­dates.

Open Mic, May 6, 7 p.m. St. An­drew’s United Church, 479 Up­per Par­adise Rd. Mu­si­cians are in­vited to per­form, re­fresh­ments for a nom­i­nal fee George Arnone Big Band Dance, May 6, 7:30 p.m. Veter­ans Ser­vice League, Concert Hall, 1473 Main St. E. Free event cel­e­brates VSL Open Club week. 544-6541

Books at One, May 9, 1 to 2 p.m. Non-fic­tion book club, Hamil­ton Pub­lic Li­brary, 55 York Blvd. Pickup the book at the 2nd floor, club meets on 4th floor. 546-3200

Hamil­ton Ac­cor­dion Club, May 11, 7 p.m. Branch 622 Le­gion, 12 King St. E., Stoney Creek. $5 pp. Come per­form or just lis­ten. 662-4171

Dance to Fifth Av­enue, May 5, 7:30 p.m. Branch 163 Le­gion, 435 Limeridge Rd. E. $5 mem­bers, $6 non­mem­bers. 387-4515

Euchre, Thurs­days, 7:30 p.m. St. Michaels Angli­can Church, 1188 Fen­nell Ave. E. Cost: $2 in­cludes re­fresh­ments Pro­gres­sive euchre party, May 12, 7:30 p.m. Mar­burg Hall, 1345 Lynn Val­ley Rd. E., Port Dover. $3

Sound Minds, May 5, 8 p.m. Branch 551 Wa­ter­down Le­gion, 79 Hamil­ton St., Flam­bor­ough. Ev­ery­one wel­come

Dance, to Headin’ Home May 6, 7 p.m. Branch 58 Le­gion, 1180 Bar­ton St. E. $5 Jam­mers, Wed­nes­days, 6:30 p.m. Branch 58 Le­gion, 1180 Bar­ton St. E. Good Food Spring Lun­cheon and cards, May 9, noon, Trin­ity United Church, 10 Trin­ity Church Rd. Tick­ets: $15, lunch, door prizes and euchre.

Loonie Lunch, May 10, noon to 1:30 p.m. St. An­drew’s United Church, 479 Up­per Par­adise Rd. Home­made, nu­tri­tious lunch for $1 or do­na­tion. 383-7411 Mer­ritt’s United Church Spring Brunch, May 7, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. all you can eat. 707 Church Rd., West Lin­coln (Smithville). Tick­ets: $10, chil­dren 6 to 12, $4, five and un­der ad­mit­ted free. Sun­day Brunch, May 7, 10 .am. to 1:30 p.m. Mar­burg Community Hall, 1345 Lynn Val­ley Rd. E., Port Dover. Tick­ets: $8, chil­dren un­der 12, $5, preschool ad­mit­ted free. Wheel­chair ac­ces­si­ble. Bacon, sausage, eggs, toast, pan­cakes juice, tea/cof­fee. Mother’s Day Lun­cheon, May 10, noon. Grace United Church, 18 Chap­man St. W., Port Dover. Tick­ets at the door: $15. Lun­cheon fol­lowed by fash­ion show.

Vic­to­rian Tea, May 6, noon to 3 p.m. Christ Church Wood­burn, 180th An­niver­sary cel­e­bra­tion, 1307

Wood­burn Rd., Bin­brook. Sand­wiches, sweets, scones, mu­sic. Tick­ets: $5 pp Farmers Sausage and Sauer­kraut

Sup­per, May 5, 5 to 8 p.m. Sin­clairville United Church, 63 Sin­clairville Rd., Can­field. (10 min­utes south of Bin­brook) Tick­ets: $15, chil­dren 5 to 12 $7, preschool­ers ad­mit­ted free. 912-2048

Lasagna Din­ner, May 10, 6 p.m. Kirk­wall Pres­by­te­rian Church, 1545 Kirk­wall Rd., Flam­bor­ough. Tick­ets: $20. Reser­va­tions re­quired: 522-7036 or car­olyn­gray@bell.net.

Roast Beef Din­ner, May 6, 6 p.m. Mill­grove United Church, 370 5th Con­ces­sion Rd. W. Tick­ets: $20, chil­dren 8 and un­der ad­mit­ted free. Tick­ets/Take­out: 689-8617 or 689-7479 Community Breakfast, May 6, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. South Gate Pres­by­te­rian Church, 120 Claren­don Ave. Scones, quick breads and con­tain­ers of home­made soup for sale. Free meal but do­na­tions wel­come. Fish and Chips din­ner, Fri­days, 5 to 7 p.m. Ger­ma­nia Club, 863 King St. E. Community Lunch, Wed­nes­days, noon to 1 p.m. Church of the Res­ur­rec­tion, 435 Mo­hawk Rd. W. No cost or do­na­tion ap­pre­ci­ated. 389-1942 Plant, rum­mage, bake sales and more An­i­mal Adop­tions of Flam­bor­ough Spring Yard Sale, May 7, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. If you wish to do­nate items for the sale drop-off is May 6 at the shel­ter, 16 Mill St., Wa­ter­down. No elec­tron­ics. 689-7801 Ac­tion Vol­un­teers for An­i­mals Fundrais­ing Garage Sale, May 6 and 7, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 225 Edge­mont St. S. Pro­ceeds to the wel­fare of home­less cats in need of med­i­cal at­ten­tion in­clud­ing, spay/neuter, nee­dles and re­home. Do­nated items wel­come. Post­poned to fu­ture date if rain. Mak­ers’ Market, May 12, June 9, July 14, Aug. 11, 7 to 10 p.m. Christ’s church Cathe­dral, 252 James St. N. Unique hand­crafted lo­cal goods, art decor, pho­tog­ra­phy, ac­ces­sories, bath and body and more. Spring Rum­mage Sale, May 5 and 6, 10 a.m. to noon. St. Paul’s Pres­by­te­rian Church, 70 James St. S. jew­elry, clothes, books, toys, small house­hold items. Mother’s Day event, May 6, 2 to 7 p.m. Knights of Colum­bus Hall, 222 Queen­ston Rd. Ad­mis­sion $2 or food do­na­tion to lo­cal food bank. Bake sale for Hill­crest and Bradshaw Elementary Schools. Bring tea cup for free tea sam­ple. N2N Spring Book Sale, May 8, 9, 10, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Neigh­bour to Neigh­bour Cen­tre, 28 Athens St. Books $1.50 or less for most ti­tles. Clear­ance books, Puz­zles, DVDs, CDs 50 cents. Clear­ance books an ad­di­tional 30 per cent off. 574-1334 Our Heather Cir­cle’s An­nual Lawn Sale, May 6, 9 a.m. to noon, New West­min­ster Pres­by­te­rian Church, 1025 King St. E. Lots of great deals and value. St. An­drew’s United Church, one-stop shop­ping sum­mer edi­tion, May 5, 7 to 9:30 p.m. 479 Up­per Par­adise Rd. Ev­ery­thing from food

to en­ter­tain­ing, cloth­ing tea room, Pap­pas Greek food truck and more. stan­drew­shome­show @hot­mail.com Spring Rum­mage and Garage Sale, May 6, 8 a.m. to noon, St. Michaels Angli­can Church, 1188 Fen­nell Ave. E.

Wa­ter­down Le­gion, craft and ven­dor show, May 6, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 79 Hamil­ton St. N., Flam­bor­ough. Free ad­mis­sion, do­na­tions ac­cepted. Pro­ceeds sup­port Le­gion’s pro­grams. Lunch avail­able for pur­chase. Spring­time Coun­try Market, May 6, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Water­ford United Church, 135 Main St. S., Water­ford. Items for the gar­den and home, crafted and made by lo­cal ar­ti­sans. Walks/Runs Walk­ing Group, mod­er­ate one-hour walks in beau­ti­ful Hamil­ton lo­ca­tions ev­ery Thurs­day, 9:30 a.m. Friendly group, no fee, no obli­ga­tion. Info: WestWalk­ers@out­look.com

Lynne’s Le­gacy Run, May 6, 9 a.m. Coro­na­tion Arena, 81 Mack­lin Rd. 10k run, 5k run/walk and 1k kids run. Regis­ter by: May 5. The race sup­ports both Reach Forth, a sports or­ga­ni­za­tion in Hamil­ton, and the Ju­ravin­ski Cancer Cen­tre. chan­tale.sin­drey@reach­forth.caa An­caster Fressenden An­nual Mud Run, May 6, 11 a.m. Spring Val­ley trail be­hind Lions Club Pool, 263 Jerseyville Rd. W., An­caster. Rain or shine, regis­tra­tion: 10 a.m., fee $5 per child (par­ents are free). Bring change of clothes, shoes, tow­els, garbage bags, kids will get dirty. Park­ing: Mor­gan Fire­stone Arena, Spring Val­ley Arena. 320-3810 Hamil­ton-Stoney Creek Man­darin

MS Walk, May 7, 9 a.m. Con­fed­er­a­tion Park, Breeze­way Trail, 680 Van Wag­n­ers Beach Rd. car­leigh.mcinnes@msso­ci­ety.ca

The Walk So Kids Can Talk, May 7, 10 a.m. F.H. Sher­man Recre­ation Park, 388 First Rd. E., Stoney Creek. Fam­ily-friendly 5K walk in sup­port of Kids Help Phone. info@walk­sokid­scant­alk.ca

Steps for Life 5K Walk, May 7, 11 a.m. the Lake­view, 180 Van Wag­n­ers Beach Rd. In sup­port of fam­i­lies of work­place tragedy. $10 pp. steps­for­life.ca to regis­ter for the walk, do­nate or spon­sor a walker. Mis­cel­la­neous Sto­ries in the Stones, free his­tor­i­cal walk­ing tour, May 6 and 7, 11 a.m. Hamil­ton Cemetery, 777 York Blvd. All Tours will be for Canada’s 150th birth­day. Janes Walk. Host: Robin McKee. 544-9559 Team build­ing ac­tiv­ity, helps shel­ter an­i­mals, May 5. Fifty per cent of pro­ceeds from book­ings of Al­ca­traz Es­cape Rooms do­nated to the Hamil­ton/Burling­ton SPCA. Info: 574-7722 ext. 427 or nhan­son@hb­spca.com Car­di­nal New­man E-Waste Col­lec­tion, May 5, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Car­di­nal New­man Catholic Sec­ondary School, 127 Gray Rd. Help keep end-of-life elec­tron­ics out of land­fills. St. Joseph’s School of Nurs­ing class of 1967 50th re­union, May 25, Michae­lan­gelo Ban­quet Cen­tre, 1555 Up­per Ot­tawa St. Mass 11:30 a.m. lun­cheon 12:30 p.m. Tick­ets:

519-759-4485 Con­ces­sion Street News Bowl­ing Tour­na­ment, May 11, 6:30 p.m. Sher­wood Cen­tre Lanes, 1095 Fen­nell Ave. E. In sup­port of St. Joseph’s Health­care Foun­da­tion. Cost $100 per team of 6, in­cludes shoe rental plus 3 games. info@stjoes­foun­da­tion.ca or 522-1155 Bin­brook Coun­try Home and Gar­den Show, May 6 and 7, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bin­brook Agri­cul­tural Hall, 2600 Hwy 56, Glan­brook. Free park­ing. bin­brook­fair.org Street Beats Outreach, Wed­nes­days, 6 to 9 p.m. com­pli­men­tary food, cloth­ing and mu­sic, Fer­gu­son Sta­tion, King and Fer­gu­son Ave. Bring your mu­si­cal in­stru­ments and tal­ents. Ju­nior Date­book

Steam­punk Dragon Draw­ing, May 20 and 27, 3 to 5 p.m. ages 8 to 12. Two ses­sions, $60 mem­bers, $65 non­mem­bers. Grimsby Pub­lic Art Gallery, 18 Carnegie Lane. Info: 945-3246 Movie: Guardians of the Galaxy, May 6, 2 to 4 p.m. Wa­ter­down Pub­lic Li­brary, 163 Dundas St. (PG), free. Mother’s Day Sto­ry­time and Crafts, May 9, 4 p.m. Hamil­ton Pub­lic Li­brary, Feel­ton Branch, 1803 Brock Rd., Flam­bor­ough. Ages birth to 5 years. Free. 659-7639 Stu­dent Job Search Skills Work­shop, May 9, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. YMCA Em­ploy­ment Ser­vices Wa­ter­down, 427 Dundas St. E., Unit 1. Regis­ter: 690-9927 Su­per­hero Art Mak­ers, for ages 5 to 8. Satur­days May 20 to June 24, noon to 2 p.m. Grimsby Pub­lic At Gallery, 18 Carnegie Lanes, Grimsby. Mem­bers $75, non­mem­bers $82. 945-3246 or grimsby.ca Mu­se­ums/Gal­leries Friends of Bat­tle­field, May 9, 7:30 p.m. Nash Jack­son House, 77 King St. W., Stoney Creek. Alyssa Go­mori, cu­ra­tor of the Er­land Lee Mu­seum, on the birth­place of the Women’s In­sti­tute. Free ad­mis­sion and park­ing. 662-8458 Field­cote Memo­rial Park and Mu­seum, Ex­hibit: From The Ark, An­caster 150, May 6 to Dec. 23, Tues­days to Satur­days, 1 to 5 p.m. 64 Sul­phur Springs Rd. hamil­ton.ca/field­cote Dundas Mu­seum and Archives, Telling our Story Through An­tique Maps: A Short Vis­ual His­tory. Re­cep­tion May 13, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. On dis­play to June 17. 139 Park St. W., Dundas. 627-7412 Field­cote Memo­rial Park and Mu­seum, show­ing An­caster High School’s Vis­ual Arts Ex­hi­bi­tion, to May 7. 64 Sul­phur Springs Rd., An­caster. 648-8144 or field­cote@hamil­ton.ca Dundas Mu­seum and Archives, Ex­hi­bi­tion Rebels and Re­form­ers, Dundas on the Road to Re­spon­si­ble Gov­ern­ment, show­ing to June 3. 139 Park St. W., Dundas. 627-7412 Se­niors

Se­niors Golf Scramble, May 8, 9 a.m. Oak Gables. Cost $50, in­cludes 18 holes of golf, cart, lunch, prizes. Do not need to be a mem­ber of An­caster Se­nior Achieve­ment Cen­tre. 648-4653

Lunch and Learn, May 11, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Pelvic Floor Health, learn what causes pelvic floor dys­func­tion, cure in­con­ti­nence, re­duce back and hip pain. S. I. M Gym, Au­di­to­rium of St. Joseph’s Villa, 56 Gov­er­nor’s Rd. 627-3541 ext. 2109 or s.i.mgym@sjv.on.ca Sackville Hill Se­niors Recre­ation Cen­tre Movie Night, May 8 and 9, 6 p.m. 780 Up­per Went­worth St. Mem­bers $2, non-mem­ber $4.40, in­cludes snacks. Call for movies se­lec­tion and sign up 546-2541.

Hi/Low Aer­o­bics, May 8, 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. St. Joseph’s Villa, S.I.M. Gym, 56 Gov­er­nor’s Rd., Dundas. $4. Runs Mon­days and Wed­nes­days. 627-3541

Stoney Creek Club 60, four and six hand bid euchre, bridge, crib­bage and pro­gres­sive euchre. 664-6110 St. Joseph’s Health­care Hamil­ton, West 5th site, of­fers a six-week pro­gram for adults age 65 and older to learn about nor­mal mem­ory changes with age and prac­ti­cal strate­gies to im­prove ev­ery­day mem­ory. Groups start in May, Thurs­days from 10 a.m. to noon. Cost $20 work­book. Regis­ter: 522-1155 ext. 36254

Compiled by Linda Ric­cia­rdi, The Hamil­ton Spec­ta­tor

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