TOO GOOD TO MISS
For nonprofit, charity or fundraising events in Hamilton and area. Deadline is two weeks prior to publication. Submit your Too Good To Miss events on our website. Just click on Event Listings at thespec.com. If you have any difficulties or questions please let us know. Call 905-526-3420. All phone numbers are 905 area code, unless otherwise listed.
VOLUNTEERS Dundas Community Services, feeling lonely and need a friend? Community Services may be able to help by arranging a weekly visit or phone call from a friendly volunteer. If you would like to volunteer call 627-5461
Volunteers needed, for PeaceByPiece 5-week exhibition which runs from July 10 to Aug. 16. Event Ambassadors, Event Assistants, Quilt Exhibit Guides energetic, highly motivated, customer service-oriented volunteers, hosted at the Cotton Factory, 270 Sherman Ave. N. Register at firstname.lastname@example.org. Info: 297-0190, ext. 105 Hamilton Victory Gardens, Gardening to Feed Hamilton needs 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. For high school students, this can go toward your 40 hours of volunteering. 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 grads to help with the reunion Oct. 21, 2017. Anyone interested in helping plan the celebration is asked to call 383-3377, ext. 549 or email email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org
SELF-HELP Lower Cholesterol Naturally, July 11, 1 to 3 p.m. St. Joseph’s Ambulatory Centre, 2757 King St. E. Getting to the heart of diabetes, learn how to protect your heart. Know about fats and fibre. Free. 573-4819 Microsoft Word Basics Computer Workshop, July 10, 10 to 11 a.m. YWCA Employment Services, Waterdown, 427 Dundas St. E., Unit 1. Learn some of the basic features of Microsoft Word 2010. Register: 690-9927 New Nar-Anon, family support group, 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 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 Beach Canal Lighthouse Group, July 12, 7 p.m. Burlington Central Library, Holland Room, 2331 New St. 549-4090
Probus Club of Hamilton, July 11, 9:30 a.m. Scottish Rite Club of Hamilton, 4 Queen St. S. Speakers: Lawyers from the law firm Ross and McBride will present “The Anatomy of a Personal Injury Lawsuit.” CM Y
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Grandparents Anonymous, July 11, 7 to 9 p.m. Burlington Golf and Country Club, 422 Northshore Blvd. E., Burlington. A support and education nonprofit group for grandparents who cannot access their grandchildren. gahamiltonburlington17 @gmail.com or 531-8824 afternoon or evenings Valley Town Toastmasters, July 13, 7 p.m. Dundas Town Hall, lower level, 60 Main St., Dundas. Topic: Hooray for Hollywood. valleytowntoastmasters.com ACCESS Toastmasters, Wednesday, 7 p.m. Immigrants Workers Centre, 182 King William St. McMaster Toastmasters, June 21, 7 p.m. McMaster Health Sciences Centre, Room 1J8, 1280 Main St. W. Learn valuable leadership and communication skills. 289-337-0806 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 Love to Sing? Classic Blend, ladies a cappella barbershop chorus practices Wednesdays, 7:30 to 10 p.m. Transfiguration Lutheran Church Hall, 232 Fennell Ave. E. 545-0667 Laughter Yoga, Sundays, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Hamilton Waterfront, Pier 8, 47 Discovery Dr. $5 donation, children under 12 free. Roselawn Lawn Bowling Club, welcomes new bowlers daily 1:15 p.m. and Monday, Wednesday and Friday 6:30 p.m. Gage Park off Lawrence Road. Wear flat shoes and come for fun
Catch the Ace, July 12, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Branch 551 Legion, 79 Hamilton St. N., Waterdown. Join Habitat Hamilton at our fundraiser. 689-6112 Hamilton Accordion Club, July 13, 7 p.m. Branch 622 Legion, 12 King St. E. $5. 662-4171 Glanbrook Community Services, Active Fit, every Tuesday 9:45 to 10:30 a.m. $5 PP. Bring water. Glanbrook Arena, 4300 Binbrook Rd., Binbrook. 692-3464 or visit glanbrookcommunityservices.ca
Fifth Avenue, dance, July 8, 7:30 p.m. Branch 163 Legion, 435 Limeridge Rd. E. $5 members, $6 nonmembers. 387-4515
Al Jordan, musical entertainment, July 14, 7 to 10 p.m. Dundas Legion, 280 King St. W., Dundas. 627-7221
Lionel Bernard’s Jamboree, July 9, 2 to 5 p.m. Branch 622 Legion, 12 King St. E., Stoney Creek. $5. 662-4171
Live entertainment, Saturday, 2 to 5 p.m. Branch 622 Legion, 12 King St. E., Stoney Creek. $5. 662-4171
Euchre, Tuesdays, 7 p.m. Branch 622, Legion, 12 King St. E., Stoney Creek. $2. 662-4171 Karaoke with Dorrie, Saturdays, 8 p.m. Branch 622, Legion, 12 King St. E., Stoney Creek. 662-4171
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 Craft Circle, Mondays, 9 a.m. to noon. St. George’s Church, 134 Emerson St. Bring your craft or make new friends and enjoy conversation. Ladies and men welcome. Light refreshments, wheelchair accessible. 522-3362
GOOD FOOD Fish (Perch) Fry, July 15, 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. Millgrove United Church, 360 5th Concession Rd. W. $20 Lake Erie Perch, fries, coleslaw, and more. Tickets: 689-8617
Wing Night, July 10, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Dundas Legion, 280 King St. W. Mild, medium, hot, or honey garlic, veggies, dip, $10, fries $3. Eat in or take out. 627-7221
Annual Family Picnic, July 9, noon to 8 p.m. Confederation Park, Willow Cove Pavilion, 585 Van Wagners Beach Rd., Stoney Creek. Picnic presented by the Canadian Indo Caribbean Association. 662-9719 Food Trucks at St. James, July 11, 5 to 8 p.m. St. James United Church, 306 Parkside Dr., Waterdown. Heavenly Food Trucks at Bethel, Thursdays, 5 to 8 p.m. Bethel Church, 616 Dundas St. E., Flamborough. Games and crafts for the kids.
Fish Fry, Fridays, 4 to 7 p.m. Branch 163 Legion, 435 Limeridge Rd. E. Followed by Karaoke with Annette. $5.75 to $10. 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 and Chips/trivia night, July 14, 4:30 to 7 p.m. Fish ($8) or Chicken ($7), and chip dinner, Dundas Legion, 280 King St. W., Dundas. Eat in or Take out. Trivia: 7:30 p.m. 627-7221
PLANT, RUMMAGE, BAKE SALES AND MORE Makers’ Market, July 14, Aug. 11, 7 to 10 p.m. Christ’s Church Cathedral, 252 James St. N. Unique handcrafted local goods, art decor, photography, accessories, bath and body and more. Fundraising Yard Sale, Focus On The World Ministries Thrift Store. July 7 and 8, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 467 King St. W. hotdogs and drinks on sale. 387-9469 or email@example.com Artisan Market and Yard Sale, July 8, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 120 Fennell Ave. E. Bake, book sale, BBQ lunch and more. Tables available for rent to public $20 Waterdown Farmers’ Market, July 8, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Waterdown Legion, Branch 551, 79 Hamilton St. N. Flamborough. 689-6112
Winona Farmer’s Market, July 11, noon to 6 p.m. St. John’s Anglican Church, 1285 Hwy 8, Stoney Creek. Local produce and crafters. Durand Urban Farm Market, July 12, 3 to 7 p.m. Central Presbyterian Church, 165 Charlton Ave. W. Community-based market in Durand/Kirkendall area. Heritage Green Farmers Market, July 13, 3 to 7 p.m. 360 Isaac Brock Dr., Stoney Creek. Rain or shine. 870-5474
WALKS/RUNS/RIDES Dundas Valley Important Bird and Biodiversity Area Family Nature
Walk, July 8, 9 a.m. to noon. Dundas Valley Conservation Area, 650 Governors Rd. Meet outside of the Dundas Valley Trail Centre.
(Governors Road entrance). Moderate walk, guided birding, and a chance to share your story about the IBA. Field guides and binoculars provided. Bruce Mackenzie, Hamilton Naturalists’ Club; Amanda Bichel, Bird Studies Canada. 519-586-3531 Mixed Charity Golf Tournament for Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice, July 7, 3 to 8 p.m. Oak Gables Golf Club, 1505 Wilson St., Ancaster. Easy nine-and-dine. 387-2448 Mike Gatto Memorial Golf
tournament, July 13, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Heron Point Golf Links, 2787 Dunmark Rd., Ancaster. $250. Proceeds to Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre foundation BMT unit. firstname.lastname@example.org
Parkrun, July 8, 8 to 10 a.m. Waterfront Trail, Lakeview Building, 180 Van Wagners Beach Rd. Free weekly, timed 5k run, run by volunteers. email@example.com or 330-4463
MISCELLANEOUS Canada 150, Hamilton History in Postcards, July 8, 2:30 to 4 p.m. Hamilton Public Library, Freelton Branch, 1803 Brock Rd., Flamborough. Thousands of Hamilton Vintage Postcards were used to create “Hey, It’s Made in Hamilton”. Talk to John Soyka about the love of postcard collecting. 659-7639
St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, 70 James St. S. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday through July and Aug. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Guided tour of Hamilton’s nationally historic designated landmark. 522-2792
Stories in Stone, July 8, 11 a.m. Hamilton Cemetery free public tours, Masonic Tour. Gatehouse, 777 York Blvd. Approximately 2 hours, hosted by Robin McKee. 544-9559 Ghost Walks Inside The Scottish Rite, July 7, 8 to 11 p.m. 4 Queen St. S. Tour the mansion and cathedral. A strong woman ghost, stressed guards, stories of freemasonry inside the Cathedral and a haunted room. Tickets: $17, $10 kids, $15 seniors. 855-844-6787 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 NFB Children’s Short Films, July 11, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Hamilton Public Library, Waterdown Branch, 163 Dundas St. E. Free presentation of recent and classic films produced by the National Film Board of Canada for ages 4 to 12 years. 689-6269
Messy Babies, July 8, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Stoney Creek United Church, 1 King St. W. For 6 to 24 months, explore a selection of tactile and messy play activities. $20. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kids Carnival, July 8, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sealey Park Scout Hall, 115 Main St. S., Waterdown. Games, face painting, cotton candy, lunch. Hosted by Living Hope United Reformed Church. Free. 308-5294
Babysitting Course, July 10 and 14, 9:30 a.m. to noon. Routes Youth Centre, 10 Market St. S., Dundas. Course includes guest speakers, practical experience working with children, trip to a daycare. $50 includes daily snacks and the
manual, subsidies available. Register: 289-339-1858 Minecraft Computer Camp, July 10 to Aug. 27, 6 to 8 p.m. Knights of Columbus Hall, 222 Queenston Rd. For students from grades 1 to 8. Camp locations also at Marydale Park on Chippewa Rd., Mount Hope, and St. Michael Anglican Church Hall, Fennell Ave. E. 512-4870 or youthminecraft.com Hamilton/Burlington SPCA Summer Camp, for young animal lovers ages 6 to 11, 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 email@example.com or 574-7722, ext. 326. Hamilton Presbytery Summer Day
Camps, 11 camps, Theme: Hero Central. 8:30 a.m. to noon daily. Children age 5 (SK in 2017) to age 11, and youth age 12 to 15. No charge but donations, gratefully received. Find registration form at hamiltonpresbytery.org. 383-7411
Summer Day Camp, 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 fro ages 5 to 12. Over 12 volunteer. Eva Rothwell Centre, 460 Wentworth St. N. 526-1558 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Vacation Bible School, July 17 to 21, 9 a.m. to noon, Pilgrim Lutheran Church, 1054 Upper Sherman Ave. Ages 5 to 13. Learn about Jesus, play games, singing, snacks and crafts. 383-4521 Discovering Trees, July 17 to 21, ages 5 to 8, 9:30 a.m. top noon; ages 8 to12 1:30 to 4 p.m. $80 members, $96 nonmembers. Grimsby Public Art Gallery, 18 Carnegie Lanes, Grimsby. Members $75, nonmembers $82. 945-3246 or grimsby.ca
MUSEUMS/GALLERIES Historic Garden Tours at Dundurn Castle, July 8, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. 610 York Blvd. Dundurn’s historic Kitchen Garden catered to the nutritional needs and esthetic desires of the MacNab family 150 years ago. Informative stories and historic gardening knowledge. 546-2872
Wednesdays at Whitehern, July 12, noon to 2 p.m. 41 Jackson St. E. Bring your lunch and enjoy the historic garden setting, all-you-can-drink tea or lemonade while listening to live music. Limited tables and chairs provided. $1. email@example.com Hamilton Museum of Steam and Technology Water Weave, July 12, 12:30 to 6 p.m. The Cotton Factory, 270 Sherman Ave. N. Help create a woven fabric tapestry by interweaving strips of cloth that represent streams of water. 547-8256 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
Erland Lee Museum, 552 Ridge Rd., Stoney Creek. July 12 and Aug. 2: parents and children can participate in a variety of activities, crafts and games related to Canada 150 Celebration. Sporting Chance, July 19 and Aug. 9; and Life on the Farm, July 26 and Aug. 16. Camp runs 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. Ages 4 to 10, $35 per child per day. firstname.lastname@example.org
Bocce Club, Wednesday and Thursday, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Bocce courts behind Sackville Hill Seniors Recreation Centre, 780 Upper Wentworth St. $20 Bocce membership. 546-2541
Sit and be Fit, July 10, 1:45 to 2:15 p.m. S.I.M. Gym St. Joseph’s Villa, 56 Governor’s Rd., Dundas. $4. 627-3541, ext. 2109
Winona Seniors Club, 1239 Hwy 8 (Opp Tim Hortons) will be offering a free sausage and pancake breakfast July 1, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday and the Clubs’ 35th Anniversary.
Stoney Creek Club 60, four and six hand bid euchre, bridge, cribbage and progressive euchre. Info: 664-6110
Ancaster Kite Festival, July 9, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Ancaster Fairgrounds, 630 Trinity Church Rd. Free admission and parking. Kite making clinic, music, food trucks and more. email@example.com