TOO GOOD TO MISS
For nonprofit, charity or fundraising events in Hamilton and area, submit items by email to email@example.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 Knitting convener required,
Hamiltonprogram. Skills Health required Sciences include: knitting Proficient in knitting and/or crochet, ability to read a pattern and select yarn for distribution to knitters, excellent communication skills, ability to lead a team of dedicated knitters and share the love for creating handcrafted articles for sale in our gift shops. Joan at firstname.lastname@example.org Adoption and Foster Parent Information Night, May 18, 7 p.m. St. Michael Catholic Elementary School, 135 Hester St. Consider adoption or fostering with the CCAS. Register: 525-2012 ext. 3330
Volunteer during daytimes at Joseph Brant Hospital in assisted dining/feeding program for patients. Training is provided. Information session: June 15 at Joseph Brant Hospital. Register: Carolann Badger 632-3730 Ext. 1443 or email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. SELF-HELP Hamilton and District Ostomy Association, May 16, 7:30 p.m. Sacred Heart Parish Community Centre, 24 Poplar Ave. Free support and information group for all ostomates and their families/friends. ostomyhamilton.com Parkinson Support Group, Hamilton Chapter, May 13, 10:30 a.m. St. Peter’s Hospital, Garwood Jones Auditorium, Alexander Pavilion, 88 Maplewood Ave.
Mood Menders, May 16, 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. Canadian Hard of Hearing Association Hearing Health Fair, May 18, 10 a.m. to noon. South Gate Church, 120 Clarendon Ave. $5 nonmembers. Speakers, free hearing screenings, info, free parking. 575-4964 or email@example.com
Good Grief, Exploring the personal and professional impact of working with grief and loss, May 19, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Royal Botanical Gardens, 680 Plains Rd. W. Presented by Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice. Speakers: Dr. Alan Wolfelt and Yvette Perreault. Cost $150 pp including registration, lunch, snacks. Register: 387-2448 ext. 2211
Epilepsy Support Group, May 16, 7 p.m. Hamilton General Hospital, 237 Barton St. E. 450-1900 or firstname.lastname@example.org The Euthanasia Deception, film screening and meet the director, May 17, 7 p.m. St. Augustine’s Parish, 58 Sydenham St., Dundas. Presentation by Kevin Dunn.
New Nar-Anon, family support group, never alone — hope in Hamilton, Mondays, 7 p.m. except holidays. HARRRP Community Centre, St. Peters, 705 Main St. E. St. Clair entrance lower level. Mental Health Rights Coalition, #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
Depression, anxiety, fears and panic attacks. Recovery Canada has a program that will help. Weekly meetings available. 304-6802 or visit recoverycanada.org MEETINGS Mountain Heritage Society, The Rolston Neighbourhood, May 18, 7:30 p.m. Olivet United Church, 40 Empress Ave. Mark Raymond, Hamilton Community Food Centre shares the findings of his research into his neighbourhood. Donations of non-perishable food items for Neighbour-2-Neighbour. Flamborough Horticultural Society, May 17, 7:30 p.m. St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Parish Hall, 715 Centre Rd., Waterdown. Speaker: Sean James, Beautiful Blooms for bees and butterflies. Guests welcome. 689-6722 Probus Club of Flamborough, May 15, 10 a.m. Rotary Court, 30 John St. W., Flamborough. Speaker: Bryce Kambara, You me Gallery. 659-0226 Hamilton Women’s Connection, RSVP Ministries, May 18, 9:15 to 11:15 a.m. Michelangelo’s Banquet Centre, 1555 Upper Ottawa St. Speaker: Seleda Frey, My Trip of a Lifetime and Debbie Thomson, Spring flower arrangements and balcony boxes. Reservations: 575-0607, Cost: $14.
Over 18 screening, May 12, 7 p. m. Waterdown Youth Centre, 273 Parkside Dr., Flamborough. documentary on pornography and its affects on youth, families and society. Cost: donation, Q&A period after. Hamilton Royal Connections, May 13, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Hamilton Public Library, 55 York Blvd. From Edward VII to the future King of Canada, a talk and film about when “The Crown” has visited. 546-3200 Waterdown Toastmasters Open House, May 9, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Grace Anglican Church, 157 Mill St. N. Free. FUN TIMES Mother’s Day Concert, May 14, 2 p.m. Tom Jones (Al Rossi) and Englebert Humperdinck, Dundas Legion, 280 King St. W., Dundas. Doors open 1 p.m. Tickets: $20. 627-7221 McBowl Day, support Ronald McDonald House Charity while bowling at Splitsville Bowling Centre, 1525 Stone Church Rd. E. May 13, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Five dollars from every hour of bowling goes to RMHC. Headin’ Home to Fifth Avenue, May 13, 7:30 p.m. Branch 163 Legion, 435 Limeridge Rd. E. $5 members, $6 nonmembers. 387-4515 Progressive euchre party, May 12, 7:30 p.m. Marburg Hall, 1345 Lynn Valley Rd. E., Port Dover. $3
Dance, to Joe Tucker May 13, 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 Pasta Dinner, May 19, 4 to 7 p.m. Branch 622 Legion, 12 King St. E., Stoney Creek. Tickets: $10 includes salad, bread, tea/coffee. Desserts: $2. 662-4171 Mother’s Day Victorian Tea, May 13, 11 a.m. Wesley United Church, 651 Hwy 8, Stoney Creek. Tickets: $12 pp. 662-7227 Native Women’s Mother’s Day Breakfast Fundraiser, May 13, 8 to 11 a.m. Honouring The Circle, 21 Rosedene Ave. Bake sale, door prizes. Tickets: $8, children 6 and under $4. 905-318-1822 or info email@example.com or Mother’s Day Caribbean Brunch and Entertainment, May 14, 1 to 4 p.m. brunch, 4:15 to 5 p.m. entertainment, Commonwealth of Dominica Assoc. Ukrainian Catholic Church Hall, 821 Upper Wentworth. Tickets: $32, $28 seniors, $15 children 12 and under, family $85 (2 children 2 adults). 575-4042 or 387-5112
Mother’s Day Breakfast, May 14, 9 to 10:15 a.m. Grace United Church, 174 Caithnessdonation. St. E., Caledonia. Free-will Mother’sto 2 p.m. BranchDay Brunch,163 Legion,May 14, 435 11 a.m. Limeridge(2 to 10) $8, Rd. childrenE. tickets: under $14,2 free. children Buffet, Music craft area, make a card for mom, professional photo with mom. Advance tickets only. 387-4515 A taste of Canada and the Caribbean, May 13, 6 p.m. Emmanuel United Church, 871 Upper Ottawa St. Buffet, entertainment, silent auction, dinner 7 p.m. Advance tickets only, $25, youth (6-16) $15, children five and under free. 389-4150 St. Vladimir’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 855 Barton St. E. Perogies ($7./dz.), cabbage rolls ($15/dz.), borscht ($7./L) May 26 and May 27; 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Preorders only by May 19. 547-9777 or firstname.lastname@example.org Spring Fling Roast Beef Dinner, live/silent auction, May 12, 5:30 p.m. Binbrook Agricultural Hall, 2600 Hwy 56, Binbrook. Tickets: $30 Dinner at 6 p.m. 692-3464 or glanbrookcommunityservices.ca
Spring Pot Luck Dinner, Ladies Auxiliary, May 15, 6:30 p.m. Branch 163 Legion, 435 Limeridge Rd. E. All Ladies welcome, 19 years plus. Bring a food item to share, plate and utensils. Free parking. Spring Jammin’ Breakfast, May 13, 8 to 11 a.m. Bowman United Church, 880 Garner Rd. E., Ancaster. Breakfast $9 and lively music. Bring your own musical talent and join in. 648-6943 Binbrook United Church Wheel Food, Wednesday’s May 17, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Binbrook Fairgrounds, Hwy. 56. Several local food trucks for you to try. Percentage of sales goes to the church Fish and Chips dinner, Fridays, 5 to 7 p.m. Germania Club, 863 King 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 and Chips/trivia night, May 12, 4:30 to 7 p.m. Fish ($8) or Chicken ($7), and chip dinner, Dundas Legion, 280 King St. W., Dundas. Eat in or Take out. Trivia: 7:30 p.m. 627-7221
Fish Fry, 4 to 7 p.m. May 12, 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 PLANT, RUMMAGE, BAKE SALES AND MORE Bake and Plant Sale, May 13, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. St. John’s Lutheran Church, 104 Hughson St. N. German baking.
Grimsby Garden Club, annual plant sale, May 13, 9 a.m. until sold out. Living Activities Centre, 18 Livingston Ave., Grimsby. grimsbygardenclub.ca
Spring Sale, May 13, 8 a.m. Fifty United Church, 1455 Hwy 8, Winona. Books, toys, housewares, clothing, antiques, bake table and more.
Plant, Book and Bake Sale, May 13, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Christ Church, Woodburn, 1307 Woodburn Rd., Binbrook. Home baked goods, perennial plants from area gardens.
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.
Perennial Sale, May 19, 1 to 6 p.m. and May 20, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Grace United Church, 174 Caithness St. E., Caledonia. Plants, garden memorabilia and more.
Tea and Treasures, May 13, 10 a.m. to 3 p. m. St. James Anglican Church, 137 Melville St., Dundas. Sale and silent auction of china, jewelry, art, crystal, collectibles. Tea room. 627-1424
Mother’s Day Bake Sale, gifts, May 13, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Faith Lutheran Church, 1907 King St. E. Mother’s Day Weekend Craft Show, May 13 and 14, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Ancaster Fairgrounds, 630 Trinity Rd. S. Community Garage Sale, May 13, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. South Gate Presbyterian Church, 120 Clarendon Ave. Waxy’s Food Truck at 11 a.m. Breakfast and Blooms, May 13, 8 to 11:30 a.m. Artisan market, plant sale and breakfast. Timothy Christian School, 430 East 25th St. Trunk and Bake Sale, May 13, 9 a.m. to noon. West Plains United Church, 549 Plains Rd. W., Burlington. $30 per parking spot, set up at 8:15 a.m. Reserve your spot: 529-4871. Bake sale May 13 rain or shine; trunk sale rain date: May 20. Bake, plants, bulbs sale and breakfast, May 13, 8 a.m. to noon. Blackheath United Church, 2320 Haldibrook Rd. Join us for a breakfast sandwich, rain or shine.
Spring book and bake sale, May 13, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Church of the Resurrection, 435 Mohawk Rd. W. accessible. Bake, book and plant sale, May 13, 9 a.m. to noon. Copetown United Church, 2218 Governor’s Rd. Flamborough. Proceeds to Wesley Centre’s Case for Kids
Penny sale, May 13, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Little Bethel Community Church, 320 Pailing Ave. Raffles, prizes, hotdogs, drinks and baked goods. 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
Save the Mothers Walk, May 13, 9:30 a.m. registration, walk 10 a.m. to noon. Valley Park, 970 Paramount Dr., Upper Stoney Creek. Proceeds to life-saving work with mothers and their babies in Africa. Register: https://goo.gl/cQuTtI or www.walkformothersday.com
Join the Walk for Alzheimer’s, May 13, 9 a.m. F.H. Sherman Recreation and Learning Centre, 388 First Rd. E. 10 a.m. walk, 11:30 a.m. prizes and closing remarks. 529-7030 ext. 210 MISCELLANEOUS Stories in Stone, May 13, 11 a.m. Hamilton Cemetery free public tours, Women’s Tour, Gatehouse, 777 York Blvd. Approximately 2 hours, hosted by Robin McKee. 544-9559 H.M.C.S. Haida, May 18, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Season opening day, 658 Catharine2017 season St. in N. celebrationKickoff of of Haida’s Canada 526-6742 150. Admission is free. West Hamilton Artists Tour,
and 14, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For studios:May 13 westhamiltonartiststour.com St. Joseph’s School of Nursing Class of 1967 50th Reunion,
Michaelangelo Banquet May Centre,25, 1555 Upper luncheon Ottawa 12:30 St. p.m. Mass Tickets: 11:30 a.m. 519-759-4485Carlisle Festival, May 13, 4:30 p.m. Carlisle chicken Arena, dinner, 1496 silent Centreand live Rd. BBQ auctions, entertainment, kids’ zone and more. Tickets at the door: $18, child $9 or 689-8630. 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 Janet Lee School Community Fun
Fair, May 13, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Janet Lee Elementary Public School, 291 Winterberry Dr., Stoney Creek. Cost $5 per child and food donation. BBQ, magic shows, live reptile shows, face painting, vendor fair, silent auction and more. McMaster Children and Youth University Workshop, May 13, 10:30 a.m. to noon. Hamilton Public Library, 55 York Blvd. Kids participate in interactive, hands-on acuities to use what they already know to ask important questions about their world. 546-3200 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 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 Mother’s Day, May 14, 12:30 to 4 p.m. Westfield Heritage Village, Rockton, 1049 Kirwall Rd., Flamborough. Discover the evolving and diverse roles of women in early Ontario from the late 1700s through to the early 20th century. Info: 525-2181 or westfieldheritage.ca 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 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 Fishermen’s Memorial and Blessing of the Nets, May 13, 2 p.m. Riverfront Park, Port Dover Harbour Museum, 44 Harbour St. Bring a chair for outdoor seating. Rain or shine. 519-583-2660 SENIORS
Mother’s Day Brunch, May 14, seatings: 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Sackville Hill Seniors Recreation Centre, 780 Upper Wentworth St. Roast beef, scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, potatoes, veggies, devilled eggs and more. tickets: $17, $8.50 (7 to 12 years), 6 years and under free. Party of 10, one guest eats for free. Reserve: 546-2541
Senior’s Luncheon, May 16, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. St. James United Church, 306 Parkside Dr., Waterdown. Homemade meal including dessert. Tickets: $5 pp. Reserve by 4:30 p.m., May 12: 689-6223 or email@example.com Sackville Hill Seniors Recreation Centre Sociable Singles, May 15, 6:30 p.m. 780 Upper Wentworth St. Music by Lionel Bernard. Members $4, non members $6.40, includes snacks and refreshments. Pay at the door. 546-2541 Winona Seniors Club, 55 and up, open 6 days a week. Offers euchre, contract and duplicate bridge, cribbage, floor shuffleboard, men’s snooker, line dancing, zumba, tai chi, art and computer classes, Nordic walking. 1239 Hwy 8, 643-4563
Stoney Creek Club 60, four and six hand bid euchre, bridge, cribbage and progressive euchre. Info: 664-6110
Mother’s Day is May 14, check all of the Mother’s Day brunches, sales and entertainment.