The Hamilton Spectator - - LOCAL - Com­piled by Jen­nifer Moore, The Hamil­ton Spec­ta­tor


Games, rides and candy floss await you at the Spring Car­ni­val hosted by St. Ann’s Ro­man Catholic Church this weekend at T.B. McQuesten Com­mu­nity Park, 1199 Up­per Went­worth St. The car­ni­val con­tin­ues Satur­day from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sun­day from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. A one-per­son ride-all-day pass is $35.

Gather­ing rain­drops

Don’t miss this morn­ing’s one-day rain bar­rel sale to pro­mote wise wa­ter use. The city has part­nered with lo­cal ven­dor Rain­bar­rel.ca for the ninth an­nual truck­load rain bar­rel sale. Rain bar­rels are avail­able for $45.95 and in­clude all nec­es­sary ac­ces­sories for in­stal­la­tion. If pre-or­dered on­line at rain­bar­rel.ca, res­i­dents can have their rain bar­rel de­liv­ered to their home for $9.95. The sale is Satur­day from 8 a.m. to noon, at Mo­hawk Col­lege, Fen­nell Cam­pus (south­west park­ing lot) 135 Fen­nell Ave. W.

Ceme­tery tour

Join host Robin McKee on Satur­day at 11 a.m. for the Sto­ries in the Stones tour at Hamil­ton Ceme­tery. This week it’s the Women’s Tour, rain or shine. Meet at the gate­house, 777 York Blvd. For in­for­ma­tion, call 905-544-9559 or hamil­ton­his­tory.ca

Seedling sale

The Mus­tard Seed Kitchen at 460 York Blvd. is hold­ing its an­nual seedling sale. This event cel­e­brates and en­cour­ages back­yard gar­den­ing. There’ll be lots of help­ful ex­perts there to help get you started. Satur­day, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. or Sun­day, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.


The West Hamil­ton Artists Tour (WHAT) runs through­out Mother’s Day weekend in the west end. This free tour fea­tures artists around the Locke Street and Strath­cona neigh­bour­hoods. For a map, visit west­hamil­tonartist­s­tour.com

Cancer climb

Step up Satur­day and join the Climb for Cancer at Tim Hor­tons Field. On­line reg­is­tra­tion is closed but you can reg­is­ter in per­son on the day of the event. Ar­rive at least 30 min­utes be­fore your de­sired climb time. The one-hour climbs are 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., noon and 1:30 p.m. Funds raised sup­port Ju­ravin­ski Hos­pi­tal and Cancer Cen­tre.


Pop through a maze of ven­dors at the Mother’s Day Weekend Craft Show at the An­caster Fair­grounds on Satur­day and Sun­day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Ad­mis­sion is $6.

McBowl Day

Sup­port your lo­cal Ron­ald McDon­ald House Char­ity while bowl­ing and play­ing games at Splitsville, 1525 Stone Church Rd. E., Stoney Creek. From 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., $5 of ev­ery hour of bowl­ing as well as pro­ceeds from a silent auc­tion go to the char­ity.

Mother’s Day brunch

Treat Mom to brunch Sun­day at the Royal Cana­dian Le­gion, 435 Limeridge Rd. E. It’s $14 for adults, $8 for chil­dren ages 2 to 10. The doors open at 11 a.m. The event also fea­tures raf­fles, 50/50, mu­sic, a craft area and a pro­fes­sional photo with mom (for a small fee). Tick­ets in ad­vance only avail­able at the le­gion.

West­field moms

This Mother’s Day, dis­cover the evolv­ing and di­verse roles of women in early On­tario from the late 1700s through to the early 20th cen­tury. West­field Her­itage Vil­lage is lo­cated at 1049 Kirk­wall Rd., Flam­bor­ough. Ad­mis­sion is $11 for adults. www.west­field­her­itage.ca

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