Whether it’s rain or shine this weekend, you’ll need to know where to go and what to do. We’ve got trucks to touch, trains to ride and dogs to walk. Enjoy your last weekend of May.
Trains, boats and Meccano
Catch a ride on miniature coal-burning steam-powered trains with the Golden Horseshoe Live Steamers this Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Confederation Marine Modellers and friends will be demonstrating a variety of radio-controlled model boats and the Canadian Modelling Association for Meccano and Allied Systems (CMAMAS) will be here for its annual Meccano Day demonstrating their models. All ages. Free event and museum admission at the Hamilton Museum of Steam and Technology. Call 905-546-4797.
Walk for Dog Guides
The Pet Valu Walk for Dog Guides has been a vital national fundraiser in support of Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides. Taking place in more than 240 communities across Canada, the walk raises funds to provide life-changing Dog Guides to Canadians with physical and medical disabilities at no cost to them. Local walks are happening Sunday at the following locations. In Hamilton, you can join the walk at Gage Park from 10 to 11 a.m. Burlington’s walk is at Burlington Lions Club, 471 Pearl St., from 10 to 11 a.m. And, Waterdown’s walk is a Joe Sam’s Park from noon to 1 p.m. For other locations, visit walkfordogguides.com.
The Christie Antique and Vintage Show is back this weekend, with a treasure trove of furniture, jewelry, clothing, art, memorabilia and more. The spring show is Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Christie Lake Conservation Area, 100 Hwy. 5 W. in Dundas. The show runs rain or shine. Parking is free. Visitors are asked to leave their pets at home. There will be free shuttle buses from the parking lots to the gates, and food court and picnic areas on site plus a beer and wine tent. The show also offers free pickup service from booth to vehicle, and Carter Lease and Rentals will be on-site with rental vans available if you need to transport large items off site. Admission is $10 per person at the gate. For advance tickets, visit christieshow.ca.
Weir’s Lane Lavender and Apiary, Jerry’s Berries, Lotsa Hostas, Manorun, Fenwood Farms, Chicabee Farm, Alpacas on the Eighth, Ridge Road Winery, Simplier Thyme and the Shaver Homestead will open their doors, barns and fields to the public Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Learn about anything farm related. Tickets are $20; $5 for children aged five to 16; 905-627-9208.
Burlington Touch a Truck
Burlington’s annual Touch-a-Truck event is Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the city’s roads and parks maintenance facility, 3330 Harvester Rd. The event gives residents and their families an opportunity to get an up-close look at city vehicles, including a street sweeper, a snow plow and a fire truck; take a tour around the neighbourhood in a city bus; experience what it’s like to operate a backhoe in a simulator … and more.
The Greensville Optimists are hosting a free Bicycle Rodeo for all ages on Saturday morning from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Greensville Public School, 625 Harvester Rd. in Flamborough. Bike check, safety rules, riding tests, obstacle course, free lunch, awards and more.
Lobster and ribs
The Dundas Rotary clubs will be hosting their annual fundraising dinner on Saturday, 5 to 10 p.m., at the Harry Howell Arena near Clappison’s Corners. Don’t miss this fun evening of dinner and dancing. Tickets can be purchased for $55 at Eccles Auto or by calling 905-627-3355. The 25th Ancaster Lobsterfest is Saturday, 5:30 p.m. to 1 a.m., at the Ancaster Fairgrounds. Don’t miss out on this dinner and dancing filled evening. Cost ranges from $45 for the half chicken dinner to $60 for a three-lobster meal. Cash bar. Tickets are online at kofcancaster.ca.