TOO GOOD TO MISS

The Hamilton Spectator - - TOO GOOD TO MISS - Com­piled by Linda Ric­cia­rdi, The Hamil­ton Spec­ta­tor

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 vol­un­teers@the­hearto­fontario.com. 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 vol­un­teer@hamil­ton­vic­to­ry­gar­dens.org. 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 shan­ley@ywc­a­hamil­ton.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 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 vonc­sshamil­ton@von.ca

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

Hamil­ton Burling­ton Alien­ated

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 of­fice@fo­cu­son­the­world.org 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. nicole­gatto16@gmail.com

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. beach­stripof­fice@parkrun.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: info@messy­playstu­dio.com

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 hu­ma­need@hb­spca.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 sam.cam­panella@evaroth­well.ca

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. white­hern@hamil­ton.ca 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. er­landlee­home@fwio.on.ca

SE­NIORS

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. deb­bie@an­cast­er­fair.ca

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