TOO GOOD TO MISS
For nonprofit, charity or fundraising events in Hamilton and area, submit items by email to firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Hamilton Victory Gardens, Gardening to Feed Hamilton, need volunteers to run their gardening program. If you like gardening, want to learn or have a school, camp or community group that would like to serve outside contact email@example.com. 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 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
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 Belonging (Adoption Support Group), May 29, 7 p.m. Compass Point Bible Church, 1500 Kerns Rd., Burlington. Featuring Karyn Purvis video Facilitating Behavioural Change. Anyone touched by adoption welcome. belongingadoption.ca Prostate Cancer Information and Outreach Group, Hamilton, May 31, 7:30 p.m. St. Mark’s United Church, 1 Lynndale Dr., Dundas. Speaker: Urologist Dr. Eric Cole, Update on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Prostate Cancer. Family, friends, caregivers welcome. Parkinson Support Group, Hamilton Chapter, May 27, 10:30 a.m. St. Peters Hospital, Garwood Jones Auditorium, Alexander Pavilion, 88 Maplewood Ave. Community Information Fair for Victims of Crime and Trauma, May 29, 10 a.m. to noon, Hamilton Police Service, Central Station, front courtyard, 155 King William St. 546-3879 VON Caregiver Education Series: free four-part series from Stress to Strength, Jun 5, 12, 19, 26, 1 to 3 p.m. Wellwood House, Chedoke Hospital grounds. Hamilton Central Library, 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, #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 MEETINGS Grimsby Garden Club, May 29, 7 p.m. Livingston Activity Centre, 18 Livingston Ave., Grimsby. Speaker: Bob Leask, Hot new Hostas and Where They Come From. Hosta Sale.
Hamilton Video Film Makers, June 1, 7 p.m. Royal Canadian Legion Hall, basement, 12 King St. E., Stoney Creek. Free to first time guests, membership is $35 for the year. Visit www.hvfm.ca or email: email@example.com Hamilton and Burlington Rose Society, May 28, 2 p.m. Royal
Botanical Gardens Centre, 680 Plains Rd. W., Burlington, Room 3. Workshop on floral design and rose dilemmas. firstname.lastname@example.org Meandering Mohawk Camping Club, June 1, 7:15 p.m. Burlington Seniors Centre, 2285 New St. Interested in camping, having fun and enjoying the outdoors, our club is for you. Visit www.opa-fcrv.ca or 319-0509 Hamilton Amateur Astronomers Public Observing Evening, May 27, 8 to 11 p.m. T.B. McQuesten Park, 1199 Upper Wentworth St. Conserver Society of Hamilton and
District, May 27, 1 p.m. Hosting a guided walk through the Urquhart Butterfly Garden in Dundas as part of the annual general meeting. Meeting and walk will be at the Air Force Club, 128 King St. W., Dundas. Info 540-8787 ext. 117 or email email@example.com Royal Astronomy Society of Canada, June 1, 8 p.m. Royal Canadian Legion, 79 Hamilton St. N., Waterdown. Free Swift Adaptation: Birds of Urban
Hamilton, June 1, 7:30 p.m. Christ Church Cathedral, 252 James St. N. Hamilton Conservation Authority staff urban birding tour walking the downtown core, identifying and observing rare and endangered birds that call Hamilton home.
Women Who Excel, Summer Mini Trade and Fashion Show, May 30, 6 p.m. Sotiris Greek Restaurant, 3135 Harvester Rd., Burlington. Members $10, cash only and $20 for nonmembers. 643-8813 Blackheath United Church, Cemetery decoration/memorial service, May 28, 2 p.m. 2320 Haldibrook Rd., Blackheath. 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 Valley Town Toastmasters, June 1, 7 p.m. Dundas Town Hall, lower level, 60 Main St., Dundas. Topic: Songs and Stories. www.valleytowntoastmasters.com Hamilton #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 Aldershot Community Honour
Roll, May 31, 7 to 9 p.m. LaSalle Banquet Centre, 50 North Shore Blvd. E., Burlington. Celebration and cocktail reception in honour of this year’s nominees and four inductees into the honour roll recognizing outstanding citizens in the Aldershot community. Info/tickets: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Fisherville District Lions Dance, with Don Edwards and the Country Ramblers, May 27, 8 p.m. Lions Community Centre, 18 Main St W., Concession 5 Rd., Fisherville. Tickets
at the door: $15, light lunch. 776-2648
Three Grumps, dance, May 27, 7:30 p.m. Branch 163 Legion, 435 Limeridge Rd. E. $5 members, $6 nonmembers. 387-4515
Live entertainment, Saturday, 2 to 5 p.m. Branch 622 Legion, 12 King St. E., Stoney Creek. $5. 662-4171
Joe Tucker, country and rock, May 26, 7 p.m. Branch 551 Waterdown Legion, 79 Hamilton St., Flamborough. Everyone welcome
Euchre, Tuesdays, 7 p.m. Branch 622, Legion, 12 King St. E., Stoney Creek. $2. 662-4171
Dance, to Lionel Bernard May 27, 7 p.m. Branch 58 Legion, 1180 Barton St. E. $5 GOOD FOOD 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
Fish Fry catered by D&D’s, May 29, 5 to 7 p.m. Springvale United Church, 2647 Haldimand Rd. 55. Advance Tickets: $15, under 12 $7. 768-3910 or 768-5641 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
Food Trucks, May 31, 5 to 8 p.m. Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 120 Fennell Ave. E. Pappas Greek, Curbside Burgers, Los Fenix and Kool Jim’s Ice Cream. 383-2951 Binbrook United Church Wheel Food, Wednesday’s May 31, 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. fish, fries, coleslaw, bun tea/coffee. Breaded chicken available, dessert $2 extra. 662-4171 PLANT, RUMMAGE, BAKE SALES AND MORE
Annual Spring Fair, June 2, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. YWCA Hamilton Active Living Centre 55+, 75 MacNab St. S. Raffles, 10 cent penny table, bargains, $5 lunch and more. 529-7727 Balmoral Church Yard Sale, May 27, 9 a.m. Baking, crafts, country kitchen, used clothing, tea table, barbecue lunch. #3 Hwy 3786 between Nelles Corners and Balmoral. Charity Garage, Bake Sale and Car Wash, may 28, 8 a.m. to noon. Providence Canadian Reformed Church, 582 Southcote Rd., Ancaster. 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. Holy Trinity Anglican Church Artisan Market and Yard Sale, May 27, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 120 Fennell Ave. E. Tables available for rent $20. Baked goods, book, crafty ladies table, jewelry, plants, BBQ lunch, ice cream sundaes and more. 383-2951
Garage Sale, May 27, 8 a.m. to noon. Brant Hills Presbyterian Church, 2138 Brant St. Wheelchair accessible. Clothing, furniture, household items, toys, books and more. Baked goods and BBQ. Flamborough Horticultural Society Spring Plant Sale, May 27, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Waterdown Legion, 79 Hamilton St., Flamborough. Perennials, shrubs, treasures from member gardens and more. Cash only. Joining the Waterdown Farmer’s Market opening day. Kirkwall Community Garage Sale, May 27, 8 a.m. to noon Kirkwall Presbyterian Church, 1545 Kirkwall Rd., Flamborough. Bake sale and scrap metal drive. Rain or Shine.
Not Your Average Garage Sale, May 27, 8 a.m. to noon. Reserve a spot to sell your treasures for free. Bethel Christian Reformed Church, 616 Dundas St., E., Flamborough. 905-689-7796. Community barbecue and Plant Exchange, May 27, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. West Flamboro Presbyterian Church, 262 Middletown Rd., Hwy 8, Flamborough. Bring a plant, take a plant free exchange, come for lunch. WALKS/RUNS Doggie Bow-Wow Walk-A-Thon, May 27, 10 .am. to noon, Cherry Hill Gate Parking Lot, Royal Botanical Gardens. Proceeds to The Burlington Humane Society and The Royal Botanical Gardens. Donations taken in person or online at: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/pages/doggie-bow-wowwalk-a-thon/ Lions Foundation Walk for Dog Guides, May 28, 1 p.m. Joe Sams Park, 752 Centre Rd., Waterdown. Registration: noon. www.WalkForDogGuides.com to sign up and register or call the Waterdown Lions Club at 332-1725. MISCELLANEOUS
Barton Art Party, June 2, 5 to 11 p.m. Community event aimed at showcasing the neighbourhood from Barton Street East, Victoria to Emerald St. Artists, makers, musicians and more. Comedy show at Baca Yard starring local comedian Black Zeus and friends, 8 to 10 p.m.
Stories in Stone, May 27, 11 a.m. Hamilton Cemetery free public tours, War of 1812 Tour. Gatehouse, 777 York Blvd. Approximately 2 hours, hosted by Robin McKee. 544-9559 Saint Joe’s ArtsFest, June 2 to 11, 7:30 p.m. Sunday performances 4 p.m. Saint Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, 260 Herkimer St. Drama, music by area actors and musicians. Tickets: $20 by donation. 528-0019 or stjoesartsfest.ca. Spring Shred Event, June 3, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Ghent Ave. and Brant Street, parking lot, northeast corner, Burlington. Shred personal and business documents while supporting Crime Stoppers. Canadian Pedal Tractor Show, May 28, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Ancaster Fairgrounds Marritt Hall, 630 Trinity Rd. Admission $5, kids free. Proceeds to Ancaster Agriculture Society. 681-6865 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
Kinderfest, May 31, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. June 1, 10 a.m. Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts, Recital Hall, 126 James St. S. Tickets: $10 adult including one free child, $5 for each additional child. Culture for kids in the arts, intimate, multi-arts festival that supports the emotional and intellectual development of children aged 0 — 6 years. Tickets: email: email@example.com or visit: kinderfest2017.eventbrite.ca
Ancaster Touch a Truck, May 27, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Ancaster Fairgrounds, 630 Trinity Rd. $5 pp. Touch a Truck provides a rare opportunity for kids, young and old, to climb on board and safely explore many exciting vehicles usually seen only from a distance. Rain or shine. 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. Greensville Optimist Bike Rodeo, May 27, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Greensville School, 625 Harvest Rd. Participants will be entered in a draw to win a new bicycle. Skills, safety, awards. Bring helmets, and bicycles. 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 Westdale Children’s School
Mayfair, May 27, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aviary Hamilton, 85 Oak Knoll Dr. Annual celebration and fundraiser for the Westdale Children’s School. Café, music, face painting, crafts, puppet show, and more. Free
Summer Day Camp, July 3 to Sept. 1, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. extended hours available from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. for additional $5 per week per child. Camp $20 per week per child from ages 5 to 12. Over 12 can volunteer. Eva Rothwell Centre, 460 Wentworth St. N. 526-1558 or email@example.com
Superhero Art Makers, for ages 5 to 8. Saturdays to June 24, noon to 2 p.m. Grimsby Public At Gallery, 18 Carnegie Lane, Grimsby. Members $75, nonmembers $82. 945-3246 or grimsby.ca MUSEUMS/GALLERIES Erland Lee Museum, A Trunk Show, May 289, 2 to 4 p.m. Tickets: $15, refreshments included. 552 Ridge Rd., Stoney Creek. Ann Jarvis will delve into her family trunk to reveal beautiful handmade items sewn by her ancestors and will discuss the history and techniques of the pieces. 662-2591 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 Seniors Month Kickoff Event, May 27, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at JEM Hospitality and Sarcoa Event Centre, Waterfront, 57 Discovery Dr. Kickoff Seniors’ Month with food, fun, demonstrations, workshops and entertainment. Free parking.
St. George’s Seniors, 134 Emerson St., May 29, 1 to 3 p.m. singalong, games, refreshments. Wheelchair accessible. 522-3362 Ancaster Senior Achievement Centre, 55+ Fun Chorus Concert, June 1, 1 to 3 p.m. afternoon of song, fellowship and fun, refreshments and sweets prepared by choir members. Tickets: $5. Door prizes and more. 622 Alberton Rd. S. Alberton. 546-2999
The Basset Bustle Extravaganza is May 27, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Copetown Community Centre Park. Giant raffle, games, fun for hounds and humans, merchandise, BBQ and more. www.BassetRescue.ca