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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 thes­ 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.


CNIB Vi­sion Mate Pro­gram needs vol­un­teers to as­sist blind and par­tially sighted com­mu­nity mem­bers with walk­ing, read­ing, or­ga­niz­ing or just cof­fee and con­ver­sa­tion. If you would like to be a part of this pro­gram, con­tact David Wal­lis at 888-275-5332 ext. 5304 or david.wal­ Seek­ing young adults and se­niors. 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 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. Info: 297-0190, ext. 105. 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 vol­un­teer@ hamil­ton­vic­to­ry­gar­ 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@ywc­a­hamil­ 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. Call 522-9922, ext. 310.

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. Call 529-0700 or visit vonc­sshamil­ SELF-HELP Car­bo­hy­drate Count­ing, July 18, 1 to 3:30 p.m. Ev­ery­thing you wanted to know about car­bo­hy­drates and more. Learn how car­bo­hy­drates can help con­trol your blood sugar. St. Joseph’s Am­bu­la­tory Cen­tre, 2757 King St. E., 573-4819. Epilepsy Sup­port Group, July 18, 7 to 9 p.m. Hamil­ton Gen­eral Hospi­tal, 237 Bar­ton St. E. If you are liv­ing with epilepsy/seizure dis­or­der or are af­fected by epilepsy in some way, join us for our monthly sup­port groups. Call 450-1900 or email jas­mine@epilep­ to con­firm meet­ing date and time.

Cut­ting Back on Sodium, July 19, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., St. Joseph’s Am­bu­la­tory Cen­tre, 2757 King St. E. Get the facts, learn how to re­duce your blood pres­sure by re­duc­ing sodium in­take. Re­duce the risk of stroke and car­dio­vas­cu­lar dis­ease through healthy eat­ing. Free; 573-4819. Hamil­ton Acorn Ten­ant Rally, for land­lord li­cens­ing, July 18, noon to 1:30 p.m., in front of Hamil­ton City Hall, 71 Main St. En­sure re­pairs are en­forced for healthy and safe homes. Call 745-3439 or hamil­ton@acorn­

Liv­ing Well with Di­a­betes, July 20, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. St. Joseph’s Am­bu­la­tory Cen­tre, 2757 King St. E. For newly di­ag­nosed peo­ple with di­a­betes or as a re­fresher, class pro­vides a gen­eral overview and help­ful hints; 573-4819. Ap­pren­tice­ship In­for­ma­tion Ses­sion, July 20, 10 to 11 a.m. YMCA Em­ploy­ment Ser­vices, 427 Dun­das St. E., Unit 1, Wa­ter­down. Get more in­for­ma­tion on how to work in the trades. Reg­is­ter: 690-9927.

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, No. 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. Call 545-2525 or men­tal­

De­pres­sion, anx­i­ety, fears and panic at­tacks. Re­cov­ery Canada has a pro­gram that will help. Weekly meet­ings avail­able. Call 304-6802 or visit re­cov­ MEET­INGS Lady Hamil­ton Club, Canada 150 Walk­ing Tour, July 14, 2 to 3:30 p.m. Vis­i­tor Cen­tre, Lis­ter Build­ing, 28 James St. N. Tour of Hamil­ton City Cen­tre with a fo­cus on 1867. Info/reg­is­ter: la­dy­hamil­ton­ Val­ley Town Toast­mas­ters, July 20, 7 p.m. Dun­das Town Hall, lower level, 60 Main St., Dun­das. Topic: In­ter­na­tional Chess Day. val­ley­town­toast­mas­ 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. Call 289-337-0806. Hamil­ton No. 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.; ston­ey­creek­toast­mas­ FUN TIMES Hamil­ton City Chess Club, Sum­mer Chess Tour­na­ment, July 14. Reg­is­tra­tion is 7 p.m. Five-round tour­na­ment, one round per week. Em­manuel United Church, 871 Up­per Ot­tawa St. See chesshamil­ Karaoke with Ann Gris­dale, July 18, 7:30 p.m. Dun­das Le­gion, 280 King St. W., Dun­das; 627-7221. 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 19, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Branch 551 Le­gion, 79 Hamil­ton St. N., Wa­ter­down. Join Habi­tat Hamil­ton at our fundraiser; 689-6112. 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 glan­brook­com­mu­ni­ty­ser­

Li­onel Bernard, dance, July 15, 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.

Live en­ter­tain­ment, Satur­day, 2 to 5 p.m. Branch 622 Le­gion, 12 King St. E., Stoney Creek. Cost: $5, 662-4171.

Euchre, Tues­days, 7 p.m. Branch 622, Le­gion, 12 King St. E., Stoney Creek.

Cost: $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. Com­mu­nity Bar­be­cue, July 16, 1 to 3 p.m., Trin­ity Pres­by­te­rian Church, 720 Ninth Ave. En­joy a free BBQ on our front lawn; 385-5984.

Food Trucks at St. James, July 18, 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. Cost: $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 Christ Church Out­door Flea Mar­ket, July 15, 1 to 4 p.m. Canada 150 Christ Church Wood­burn, 1307 Wood­burn Rd., Bin­brook. Games for chil­dren, re­fresh­ments, ac­tiv­i­ties. In­doors if weather does not co-op­er­ate; 692-1322.

Mak­ers’ Mar­ket, July 14, 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. Wa­ter­down Farm­ers’ Mar­ket, July 15, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wa­ter­down Le­gion, Branch 551, 79 Hamil­ton St. N. Flam­bor­ough, 689-6112.

Wi­nona Farm­ers’ Mar­ket, July 18, noon to 6 p.m. St. John’s Angli­can Church, 1285 Hwy. 8, Stoney Creek. Va­ri­ety of lo­cal pro­duce and crafters. Du­rand Ur­ban Farm Mar­ket, July 19, 3 to 7 p.m. Cen­tral Pres­by­te­rian Church, 165 Charl­ton Ave. W. Com­mu­nity based mar­ket in Du­rand/Kirk­endall area. Her­itage Green Farm­ers Mar­ket, July 20, 3 to 7 p.m. 360 Isaac Brock Dr., Stoney Creek. Rain or Shine; 870-5474. WALKS/RUNS/RIDES Parkrun, July 15, 8 to 10 a.m. Water­front Trail, Lake­view Build­ing, 180 Van Wag­n­ers Beach Rd. Free weekly, timed 5k run, run by vol­un­teers; beach­stripof­ or 330-4463. MIS­CEL­LA­NEOUS Hid­den Gar­den Tour, July 14 and 15, 6 to 9 p.m. Fundraiser for Stephen Lewis Foun­da­tion, by grand­mother group Blooms for Africa. Gage Park

Neigh­bour­hood; 527-0470. Drum Mak­ing Pre­sen­ta­tion, July 14, 1 to 3 p.m. the Cot­ton Fac­tory, 270 Sher­man Ave. N. 3rd floor. Fea­tur­ing: Leon Fleury is a Métis drum maker and tra­di­tional knowl­edge keeper; 546-8256.

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 15, 11 a.m. Hamil­ton Ceme­tery free pub­lic tours, Art Crawl tour. Gate­house, 777 York Blvd. Ap­prox­i­mately 2 hours, hosted by Robin McKee; 544-9559.

Crazy Quilt­ing, Hands on Es­cape, July 17, 10 a.m. to noon. The Cot­ton Fac­tory, 270 Sher­man Ave. N., 3rd Floor. His­tory and how it is done to­day. Par­tic­i­pate and see some pat­terns and ma­te­ri­als to try out. Free.

Hamil­ton Farm Crawl, July 15, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit var­i­ous farms in the Hamil­ton and sur­round­ing area, learn about or­ganic veg­eta­bles, honey bees, herbs, per­ma­cul­ture and more; farm­

Col­lege In­for­ma­tion Ses­sion, July 14, 9:30 to 11 a.m. Mo­hawk Col­lege, 135 Fen­nell Ave. W. Pre­sen­ta­tion that in­cludes in­for­ma­tion and aca­demic pro­grams, stu­dent ser­vices, fi­nan­cial as­sis­tance and ad­mis­sion ser­vices, spe­cific ques­tions an­swered; call 575-2310. 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 Ama­zon Ad­ven­ture Va­ca­tion Kids Club, July 17 to 21, 9 a.m. to noon. Chil­dren ages 5 to 12 (K-Gr6), songs sto­ries, crafts, games, snacks. New West­min­ster Church, 1025 King St. E.; 545-3575. Sum­mer Film Camp, July 17, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fac­tory Me­dia Cen­tre, 228 James St. N. Free sum­mer camp for chil­dren ages 9 to 12 whose fam­i­lies may not oth­er­wise be able to send them to camp. Two five-day camps: weeks of July 17 and 24; camp@fac­to­ry­medi­a­cen­ or 577-9191. Mod­ern Art: Group of Seven Project, July 17, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Hamil­ton Pub­lic Li­brary, 163 Dun­das St. E., Wa­ter­down. Ex­plore the works of these Cana­dian artists and cre­ate a masterpiece. Ma­te­ri­als pro­vided for ages 8 to 12; 689-6269. Ma­gi­cian Owen An­der­son, July 18, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Hamil­ton Pub­lic Li­brary, 163 Dun­das St. E., Wa­ter­down. All ages; 689-6289.

Messy Ba­bies, July 15, 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@messy­playstu­

Babysit­ting Course, July 14, 9:30 a.m. to noon. Routes Youth Cen­tre, 10 Mar­ket St. S. Course in­cludes guest speak­ers, prac­ti­cal ex­pe­ri­ence work­ing with chil­dren, trip to a day­care. $50 in­cludes daily snacks and man­ual, sub­si­dies avail­able. Reg­is­ter: 289-339-1858. Minecraft Com­puter Camp, 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 youth­ 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: hb­­u­cate/camps. Info email hu­ma­need@hb­ 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 hamil­ton­pres­; 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 for ages 5 to 12. Over 12 vol­un­teer. Eva Roth­well Cen­tre, 460 Went­worth St. N., 526-1558 or­panella@evaroth­

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. to noon; ages 8 to 12, 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 MU­SE­UMS/GAL­LERIES Sun­days at West­field, noon to 4:30 p.m. 1049 Kirk­wall Rd., Flam­bor­ough. Im­merse your­self in West­field’s his­toric set­ting; cos­tumed vol­un­teers take you back into ear­lier times and places with demon­stra­tions and more. Adults, $11; $10 se­niors/dis­abled; $6.50 chil­dren; 519-621-8851. Wed­nes­days at White­hern, 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@hamil­

Mys­tery Fare, Mur­der Mys­tery Fundrais­ing Din­ner, July 14, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. West­field Her­itage Vil­lage, 1049 Kirk­wall Rd., Flam­bor­ough. Tick­ets: $30; 379-1917. 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 hamil­­cote.

Er­land Lee Mu­seum, 552 Ridge Rd., Stoney Creek. 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; er­landlee­

The­atre An­caster cel­e­brates 20 years of Great The­atre at Field­cote Me­mo­rial Park and Mu­seum, 64 Sul­phur Springs Rd. Mem­o­ries from Joseph and the Amaz­ing Tech­ni­colour Dream­coat to Shrek the Mu­si­cal. Ex­hi­bi­tion runs to Dec. 31. SE­NIORS Stay Well Pro­gram, July 16, 10 to 11:59 a.m. Phys­i­cal main­te­nance pro­gram for older adults com­pleted in a gym and ac­tiv­ity room set­ting for any­one look­ing to im­prove their chronic con­di­tions. St. Joseph’s Health­care, 2757 King St. E., 522-1155 ext. 38132. 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. Sackville Hill Se­niors Recre­ation

Cen­tre Movie Nights, July 17 and 18, 6 p.m. Mem­bers $2, non-mem­ber $4.50 in­cludes snacks. Call for movie se­lec­tions, sign up in ad­vance, 780 Up­per Went­worth St., 546-2541.

Sit and be Fit, July 14, 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. Stoney Creek Club 60, four- and six-hand bid euchre, bridge, crib­bage and pro­gres­sive euchre. Info: 664-6110.

Com­piled by Linda Ric­cia­rdi, The Hamil­ton Spec­ta­tor


His­toric Cook­ing Work­shop, July 15, 10 a.m. to noon, Dun­durn His­toric Site, 610 York Blvd. Hands-on ses­sion in the his­toric kitchen of Dun­durn Cas­tle. While treats bake you re­ceive a tour of Sir Al­lan Mac­Nab’s 40-room home. Sam­pling of his­toric de­lights and take home a book­let of the se­lected recipes. $55. dun­durn@hamil­

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