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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) valleytowntoastmasters.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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.
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 @gmail.com. 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 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. firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Miriam.email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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
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-niagara.ca. 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.headofthelake.ca. 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: hamilton.cwl.on.ca. 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.; stoneycreektoastmasters.com. 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: scwheelers.wix.com 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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com. 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, visit http://www.ancasterhort.org/.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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; cosmopolitanaffair.ca. 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: email@example.com.
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: hbspca.com/educate/camps. Info email firstname.lastname@example.org 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 hamilton.ca/fieldcote. 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.