The Hamilton Spectator - - TOO GOOD TO MISS - Com­piled by Linda Ric­cia­rdi, The Hamil­ton Spec­ta­tor

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VIC­TO­RIA DAY Vic­to­ria Day Bar­be­cue, May 22, noon to 4 p.m., with en­ter­tain­ment by Bill Dick­en­son. Branch 622 Le­gion, 12 King St. E., Stoney Creek, 662-4171. Free Vic­to­ria Day Breakfast, May 22, 9 to 11 a.m. Pan­cakes and sausages, gluten-free ve­gan op­tion avail­able. MacNab Street Pres­by­te­rian Church, 116 MacNab St. S., 536-0640.

Val­ley Town Toastmasters, May 25, 7 p.m., Dun­das Town Hall, lower level, 60 Main St., Dun­das. Topic:

Queen Vic­to­ria (her birth­day is May 24) val­ley­town­toast­mas­ VOL­UN­TEERS Knit­ting con­vener re­quired, Hamil­ton Health Sci­ences knit­ting pro­gram. Skills re­quired in­clude: 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 an­ni­

Vol­un­teer dur­ing the day 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 cbad­ger@joseph­bran­thos­pi­ 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@ywc­a­hamil­

YWCA Good Be­gin­nings is look­ing for vol­un­teers. We have moms wait­ing for sup­port. YWCA Good Be­gin­nings pro­gram is a mother and in­fant vol­un­teer as­sis­tance pro­gram avail­able for the res­i­dents of Hamil­ton and sur­round­ing area. It pro­vides free in-home sup­port for moth­ers who ex­pe­ri­ence chal­lenges ad­just­ing af­ter giv­ing birth, feel over­whelmed, or are at risk of post­par­tum de­pres­sion; 522-9922 ext. 310. 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 sher­wood50an­niver­sary See sher­

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 vonc­sshamil­ SELF-HELP 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. Hamil­ton/Burling­ton Alien­ated Grand­par­ents Anony­mous, AGA sup­port group, May 23, 7 to 9 p.m. Burling­ton Golf and Coun­try Club, 422 North Shore Blvd. E., Burling­ton. For grand­par­ents who do not see their grand­chil­dren. Speaker: Paul Pell­man, Toronto Lawyer, Bill 34. VON Work­shop: Stuff for At-Home Ac­tiv­i­ties to en­gage your fam­ily mem­ber who has de­men­tia, May 25 2 to 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 to 8 p.m. VON Adult Day Cen­tre, 400 Vic­to­ria Ave. N. With enough no­tice, in-home respite care can be ar­ranged at $6 hour. Reg­is­ter: 523-1055 ext. 408 or

Mood Men­ders, May 23, 2 to 4 p.m. First Pil­grim United Church, 200 Main St. E. Fa­cil­i­tated meet­ing for peo­ple liv­ing with or sup­port­ing some­one with a mood dis­or­der. VON Care­giver Ed­u­ca­tion Se­ries: free four-part se­ries from Stress to Strength, June 5, 12, 19, 26, 1 to 3 p.m. Well­wood House, Che­doke Hospi­tal grounds. Hamil­ton Cen­tral Libarry, 55 York Blvd. June 6, 13, 20, 27, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Also at 565 Con­ces­sion St. Li­brary, July 4, 11, 18, 25, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. With enough no­tice in-home respite care can be ar­ranged at $6 hour. Reg­is­ter: Miriam Cahn 523-1055 ext. 408 or

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, No. 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 or­tal­

De­pres­sion, anx­i­ety, fears and panic at­tacks. Re­cov­ery Canada has a pro­gram that will help. Weekly meet­ings avail­able; 304-6802 or visit re­cov­ MEET­INGS

Raise the Colours, May 20, 2 p.m. Com­mem­o­ra­tion for all those who served in Bri­tish and Cana­dian Mili­tias, 1812 to present day. Flag rais­ing will be held at the Earth­works, Hamil­ton Mu­nic­i­pal Ceme­tery, 777 York Blvd. March from the chapel to the Earth­works and cer­e­mony. Free ad­mis­sion.

Hamil­ton Nat­u­ral­ists’ Club, May 25, 2 p.m. Hamil­ton Pub­lic Li­brary, Wa­ter­down Branch, 163 Dun­das St. E. In­tro­duc­tion to bird­ing in the Hamil­ton Area. Speaker: Bob Bell. Dif­fer­ent types of lo­cal birds and where you can spot them; 689-6269.

Lady Hamil­ton Club, May 24, 7 p.m. Coach House Dun­durn Cas­tle. Speaker: Karen McCart­ney. Topic: Hamil­ton Chil­dren’s Mu­seum. All Ladies wel­come. Stoney Creek-Ni­a­gara Sorop­ti­mist Club, meets monthly, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. near East­gate Square. Work­ing to im­prove the lives of women and girls. De­tails: 628-3198 or si­s­ton­ey­creek-ni­a­ Head of the Lake His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety, May 19, 7:30 p.m. Coach House, Dun­durn Cas­tle. Doors open 7 p.m. Mu­se­ums Month: The Hamil­ton Po­lice Mu­seum. See www.head­ofthe­ Wa­ter­down Toastmasters Open House, May 9, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Grace Angli­can Church, 157 Mill St. N. Free. Con­ven­tion of the Hamil­ton Dioce­san Catholic Women’s League, May 26 to 28. Crown-Plaza Kitch­ener, 105 King St. E., Kitch­ener. Clos­ing mass will be cel­e­brated by the Most Rev­erend Bishop Crosby at St. An­thony Daniel Church, 29 Midland Dr., Kitch­ener at 3 p.m. Info: web­site: hamil­ Hamil­ton No. 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 Stoney Creek Toastmasters, open Thurs­days, 7:15 p.m., Op­ti­mist Club of Stoney Creek, 890 Queen­ston Rd.; ston­ey­creek­toast­mas­ FUN TIMES Steel City Wheel­ers, May 24, 6:30 p.m. Hamil­ton Re­gional In­dian Cen­tre, 34 Ot­tawa St. N. Fun, so­cial or learn how to square dance. Visit: scwheel­ or Mavis 560-8194. Flam­bor­ough Bap­tist Com­mu­nity Gar­den, May 20, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Flam­bor­ough Bap­tist Church, 41 5th Con­ces­sion E. Reg­is­tra­tion open, re­serve your gar­den plot $15 for 4’x12’ plot or 2 for $25 and $20 for 4’x16’. Wheel­chair ac­ces­si­ble gar­den­ing beds for $15; 689-8476 or flam­bc­gar­

Pro­gres­sive Euchre, May 26, 8 p.m. Dun­das Le­gion Ladies Aux­il­iary, 280 King St. W., Dun­das. $5 pp. Prizes fe­male and male high score; 627-7221. Pro­gres­sive Euchre Party, May 26, 7:30 p.m., Mar­burg Hall, 1345 Lynn Val­ley Rd., Port Dover, $3.

Ken Mus­son, dance, May 20, 7:30 p.m. Branch 163 Le­gion, 435 Limeridge Rd. E. $5 mem­bers, $6 non­mem­bers; 387-4515. Lionel Bernard Jam­boree, May 21, 2 to 5 p.m. Branch 622 Le­gion, 12 King St. E. Stoney Creek, 662-4171; $5.

Joe Tucker, coun­try and rock, May 26, 7 p.m. Branch 551 Wa­ter­down Le­gion, 79 Hamil­ton St., Flam­bor­ough. Ev­ery­one wel­come.

Jam­mers, Wed­nes­days, 6:30 p.m. Branch 58 Le­gion, 1180 Bar­ton St. E.

Stoney Creek Jam­mers, Tues­days, 6:30 to 10 p.m. Branch 622 Le­gion, 12 King St. E., Stoney Creek; 662-4171.

Headin Home, May 19, 7 p.m. Branch 551 Wa­ter­down Le­gion, 79 Hamil­ton St., Flam­bor­ough. 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.

Eats ‘N’ More, May 24, noon to 1:30 p.m. Olivet United Church, 40 Em­press Ave. Food and friend­ship, soup and sand­wiches. Loonie or free-will dona­tion. Ac­tiv­i­ties from 1 to 1:30 p.m.; 385-5305 or olive­tu­

Beef on a Bun, May 26, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Dun­das Le­gion Ladies Aux­il­iary, 280 King St. W. Sliced or pulled beef on a bun and fries, or lasagna roll-ups, salad, $8; 627-7221.

Ham Din­ner, May 26, 6 p.m. Ker United Church, 9353 Twenty Rd., West Lin­coln. Adults $15, 10 and un­der $6, preschool free. Potato, car­rot, coleslaw, home­made cakes with straw­ber­ries and ice cream. Tick­ets: 662-3853 or 957-7915. Knights of Colum­bus C7464 Pero­gie and Sausage Din­ner, May 25, 3 to 7 p.m. Church of the Res­ur­rec­tion, 821 Up­per Wentworth St. Eat-in or take­out. Cab­bage rolls now avail­able. Pre­orders on sale day only. Call 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., 383-7899. 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 stvlad­per­o­ Bin­brook United Church Wheel Food, Wed­nes­day May 24, 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 Fry, 4 to 7 p.m. May 26, Branch 622 Le­gion, 12 King St. E., Stoney Creek. $10 in­cludes 2 pieces of fish, fries, coleslaw, bun tea/cof­fee. Breaded chicken avail­able, dessert $2 ex­tra; 662-4171. PLANT, RUM­MAGE, BAKE SALES AND MORE Mount Hamil­ton Hor­ti­cul­tural So­ci­ety An­nual Plant Sale, May 20, 9 a.m. Che­doke Pres­by­te­rian Church, 865 Mo­hawk Rd. W. An­nu­als, peren­ni­als, veg­gies, con­nois­seur plants gar­den trea­sures, and ad­vice. Rain or shine. An­i­mal Adop­tions Spring Yard Sale, May 21, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., 16 Mill St., Wa­ter­down. Those wish­ing to do­nate saleable goods are asked to drop them at the shel­ter on May 20; 689-7801. 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.

Garage Sale, May 20, 8 a.m. to noon. Trans­fig­u­ra­tion Lutheran Church, 232 Fen­nell Ave. E. Burling­ton Beta Sigma Phi Rum­mage Sale, May 26, 2 to 6 p.m. St. Christo­pher’s Church, 662 Guelph Line, Burling­ton

Penny Sale, May 26, 6 p.m., draw 7 p.m. Christ Church Wood­burn, 1307 Wood­burn Rd., Bin­brook. Haldimand Hor­ti­cul­tural So­ci­ety Plant, Bake and Garage Sale, May 20, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. St. Paul’s Angli­can Church, 27 Orkney St. E., Cale­do­nia. Gar­den ac­ces­sories and more. An­caster Hor­ti­cul­tural So­ci­ety

Plant Sale, May 20, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Food Ba­sics Plaza park­ing lot, 71 Wilson St. W., An­caster. For plant va­ri­eties avail­able, visit­cast­er­

Plant Sale Fundraiser, May 20, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and May 21, 9 a.m. to noon. St. Au­gus­tine’s Parish Cen­tre, 58 Sy­den­ham St., Dun­das. Peren­ni­als, hang­ing bas­kets, misc. gar­den items; sup­port­ing St. Au­gus­tine’s CWL Women’s Bur­sary Fund.

Spring Plant Sale, May 20, 9 a.m. to noon. Ma­cassa Lodge, 701 Up­per Sher­man. Stoney Creek Hor­ti­cul­tural So­ci­ety and Gar­den Club’s An­nual Sale, May 21, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Stoney Creek’s Bat­tle­field Pav­il­ion. En­trance off King Street, (free park­ing) draws, bake sale, hardy peren­ni­als and an­nu­als, hang­ing bas­kets.

Plant and Yard Sale, May 20, 9 a.m. to noon. Christ Our Saviour Lutheran Church, 448 Main St. W., Grimsby. Info: 945-4903. St. Matthew’s Chil­dren’s Cen­tre, May 19, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. bar­be­cue, bake sale, com­mu­nity garage sale, and more; 414 Bar­ton St. E. Pro­ceeds raised go to­ward en­hanc­ing chil­dren’s cen­tre play­grounds. SpringFest Plant and Com­mu­nity Garage Sale, May 20, 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Rock­ton Fair Grounds, 812 Old Hwy 8. Silent auc­tion and bake sale ta­bles. Spring Fair and Mom2Mom Sale, May 20, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Hamil­ton Down­town Mosque, 221 York Blvd. Ven­dors, mul­ti­cul­tural cui­sine, youth games, pony rides, henna and more. WALKS/RUNS Walk­ing Group, mod­er­ate one-hour walks in beau­ti­ful Hamil­ton lo­ca­tions ev­ery Thurs­day, 9:30 a.m. Friendly group, no fee, no obli­ga­tion. Email: west­walk­ers@out­ MIS­CEL­LA­NEOUS Sto­ries in Stone, May 20, 11 a.m. Hamil­ton Ceme­tery free pub­lic tours. Gate­house,War of 777 1812 York plus Blvd. Flag Event, Ap­prox­i­mate­lyRobin McKee; 544-9559.2 hours, hosted by Ro­tary Cos­mopoli­tanClub of Af­fair An­caster Fash­ion AM, Show, May come 24, dressed6 p.m. inA party white. in White, Michelan­geloUp­per Ot­tawa Ban­quetSt. Tick­ets: Cen­tre,$75. 1555 Pro­ceed­sPe­di­atric Ther­a­peu­tic­for the de­vel­op­men­tMen­tal of a Health Court­yard at Mac Sick Kids; cos­mopoli­tanaf­ St.of 1967 Joseph’s50th re­union,School of May Nurs­ing25, class Michelan­gelo Ban­quet Cen­tre, 1555 Up­per Ot­tawa St. Mass 11:30 a.m. lun­cheon 12:30 p.m. Tick­ets: 519-759-4485. 60th T.A. Blake­lock Re­union, May 20. take a trip down me­mory lane, golf, pub and more. Google: tab60thre­

Bur­loak Stamp Fair, May 20, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Burling­ton Se­niors’ Cen­tre, 2285 New St.; free park­ing and ad­mis­sion, 575-2950. Water­ford United Church, 150 Open House, May 21, noon to 2 p.m. 135 Main St. S., Water­ford. Street Beats Out­reach, Wed­nes­days, 6 to 9 p.m. com­pli­men­tary food, cloth­ing and mu­sic, Fer­gu­son Sta­tion, King and Fer­gu­son Av­enue. Bring your mu­si­cal in­stru­ments and tal­ents. JU­NIOR DATEBOOK Hamil­ton/Burling­ton SPCA Sum­mer Camp, for young an­i­mal lovers ages 6 to 11, July 3 to Aug. 18. Cost $200 week or $120 short week Tues­day to Thurs­day only, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Ex­tended care avail­able. Reg­is­ter: hb­­u­cate/camps. Info email hu­ma­need@hb­ or 574-7722 ext. 326.

Puz­zle Swap, May 20 10 to 11 a.m. Sher­wood Pub­lic Li­brary, 467 Up­per Ot­tawa St. Swap old puz­zles for “new to you” ones. Drop off be­tween 10 and 10:30 a.m.; 546-3249. You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, May 26, 7 p.m. and May 27, 2 and 7 p.m. The clas­sic pro­duc­tion is pre­sented by Wa­ter­down District High School, 215 Park­side Dr., Flam­bor­ough. Tick­ets: $15, $10 se­niors, stu­dents, $8 chil­dren, chil­dren un­der 5 ad­mit­ted free; 689-6692. Steam­punk Dragon Draw­ing, May 20 and 27, 3 to 5 p.m. ages eight to 12. Two ses­sions, $60 mem­bers, $65 non­mem­bers. Grimsby Pub­lic Art Gallery, 18 Carnegie Lane. Info: 945-3246. MU­SE­UMS/GAL­LERIES

Nelles Manor Mu­seum, re­opens May 20. Hours: May 20 and May 22, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; May 21, 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Last tours of the day are at 3:30 p.m. Cost: $12, $8 stu­dents. May 20 pro­fes­sional and am­a­teur artists alike are wel­come to set up on the lawn and get cre­ative with the lovely landscape and unique ar­chi­tec­ture. Ex­cel­lent op­por­tu­nity for pho­tog­ra­phers. Bring your lawn chairs and ma­te­ri­als, 126 Main St. W, Grimsby, 289-235-7755. Field­cote Me­mo­rial Park and Mu­seum, Ex­hibit: From The Ark, An­caster 150, To Dec. 23, Tues­days to Satur­days, 1 to 5 p.m. 64 Sul­phur Springs Rd. Ad­mis­sion rates ap­ply; 648-8144 or hamil­­cote. Dun­das Mu­seum and Ar­chives, Telling our Story Through An­tique Maps: A Short Vis­ual His­tory. 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. SE­NIORS Sackville Hill Se­niors Recre­ation Cen­tre Movie Night, May 23, 6 p.m. 780 Up­per Wentworth St. $2 mem­ber, $4.40 non-mem­ber, in­cludes snacks. Call cen­tre for movie se­lec­tion. Sign up in ad­vance, 546-2541. Wi­nona Se­niors Club, 55 and up, open six 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.


Cel­e­brate Queen Vic­to­ria’s May 24th birth­day with Toastmasters, a breakfast and a bar­be­cue.

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