TOO GOOD TO MISS

The Hamilton Spectator - - A & E - Com­piled by Linda Ric­cia­rdi, The Hamil­ton Spec­ta­tor

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 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 an­ni­bale@hhsc.ca 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 cbad­ger@joseph­bran­thos­pi­tal.ca 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@ywc­a­hamil­ton.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 chha­hamil­ton2@gmail.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 jas­mine@epliep­sysco.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 spw@na­tive­wom­en­scen­tre.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 stvlad­per­o­gies@gmail.com 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 st­james@st­jameswa­ter­down.ca 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

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