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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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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@ 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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 mentalhealthrights.ca.
Depression, anxiety, fears and panic attacks. Recovery Canada has a program that will help. Weekly meetings available. Call 304-6802 or visit recoverycanada.org. 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: ladyhamiltonclub.com. Valley Town Toastmasters, July 20, 7 p.m. Dundas Town Hall, lower level, 60 Main St., Dundas. Topic: International Chess Day. 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. 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.; stoneycreektoastmasters.com. 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 email@example.com. 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 glanbrookcommunityservices.ca.
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; firstname.lastname@example.org 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. email@example.com.
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; firstname.lastname@example.org.
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; email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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 for 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. 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 grimsby.ca. 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; email@example.com.
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 hamilton.ca/fieldcote.
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; firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. email@example.com.