WEEK­END PLAN­NER

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

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.

An­tique show

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.

Farm Crawl

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.

Bike rodeo

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.

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