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For nonprofit, charity or fundraising events in Hamilton and area, submit items by email to firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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. firstname.lastname@example.org
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. email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org 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. email@example.com
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.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. firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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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