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VOL­UN­TEERS T.E.A.D. Vol­un­teer Train­ing Ses­sion,

Aug. 8, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Make a dif­fer­ence in a child’s life. T.E.A.D. is look­ing for vol­un­teers for their sum­mer and fall ses­sions. No pre­vi­ous horse ex­pe­ri­ence is nec­es­sary. 679-8323, ext. 221 or vol­un­ CNIB Vi­sion Mate Pro­gram needs vol­un­teers to as­sist blind and par­tially sighted peo­ple with walk­ing, read­ing, or­ga­niz­ing or just cof­fee and con­ver­sa­tion. If in­ter­ested, con­tact David Wal­lis at 888-275-5332, ext. 5304 or david.wal­ 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. Reg­is­ter on­line at­slrNhUcKh­pyv1 or email vol­un­teers@the­hearto­ 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@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. 522-9922, ext. 310 Sher­wood Sec­ondary School’s 50th re­union com­mit­tee is look­ing for for­mer grads to help out. Re­union is Oct. 21. Please call 905-383-337, ext. 549 or email sher­wood50an­niver­ See sher­

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 to share so­cial time and con­ver­sa­tion vis­it­ing se­niors in their home. 529-0700 or vonc­sshamil­


Prostate Can­cer In­for­ma­tion, July 26, 7:30 p.m. St. Mark’s United Church, 1 Lyn­ndale Dr., Dun­das. Speaker: Urol­o­gist Dr. Kevin Le­ung, Probotic Prosta­te­c­tomy. Net­work­ing/LinkedIn Work­shop, July 24, 10 to 11 a.m. YMCA Em­ploy­ment Ser­vices, 427 Dun­das St. E., Unit 1, Wa­ter­down. Free, learn dif­fer­ent net­work­ing strate­gies to help with ob­tain­ing em­ploy­ment. Reg­is­ter: 690-9927.

Safe Talk, July 25, 1 to 4 p.m. Mo­hawk Col­lege, 135 Fen­nell Ave. W. Half-day train­ing in sui­cide alert­ness. Helps par­tic­i­pants rec­og­nize a per­son with thoughts of sui­cide and con­nect them with re­sources that can help them in choos­ing to live. pro­fes­sion­alde­vel­op­ment@mo­hawk­col­ Sand­wich Gen­er­a­tion, July 26, noon to 1 p.m. Mo­hawk Col­lege, 135 Fen­nell Ave. W. Free ses­sion on car­ing for el­derly fam­ily mem­bers, chil­dren and grand­chil­dren as well as car­ing for them­selves. pro­fes­sion­alde­vel­op­ment@mo­hawk­col­ Alien­ated Grand­par­ents Anony­mous Sup­port Group, Hamilton Burling­ton, July 25, 7 to 9 p.m. Burling­ton Golf and Coun­try Club, 422 Northshore Blvd E., Burling­ton. aga­hamil­ton­burling­ 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, #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 men­tal­

De­pres­sion, anx­i­ety, fears and panic at­tacks. Re­cov­ery Canada has a pro­gram that will help. Weekly meet­ings avail­able. 304-6802 or visit re­cov­


Val­ley Town Toast­mas­ters, July 27, 7 p.m. Dun­das Town Hall, lower level, 60 Main St., Dun­das. Topic: Sweet Dreams. val­ley­town­toast­mas­

AC­CESS Toast­mas­ters, Wed­nes­day, 7 p.m. Im­mi­grants Work­ers Cen­tre, 182 King Wil­liam St. 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. ston­ey­creek­toast­mas­


Tai chi Mystyle, July 22, 7 to 8 a.m. 947 Ry­mal Rd. E. Free, easy flow­ing and prac­ti­cal at your own pace to learn. Daily rain or shine. 527-7255

Knit­ting and Cro­chet, July 25, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Hamilton Pub­lic Li­brary, 1496 Cen­tre Road, Flam­bor­ough. Pro­gram for all skill lev­els and ages. 689-8769 Karaoke with Ann Gris­dale, July 21, 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 26, 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. Bring wa­ter. Glan­brook Arena, 4300 Bin­brook Rd., Bin­brook. 692-3464 or visit glan­brook­com­mu­ni­ty­ser­

Ron­nie and The Cor­vairs, dance, July 22, 7:30 p.m. Branch 163 Le­gion, 435 Limeridge Rd. E. $5 mem­bers, $6 non­mem­bers. 387-4515

Live en­ter­tain­ment, Satur­day, 2 to 5 p.m. Branch 622 Le­gion, 12 King St. E., Stoney Creek. 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 and make new friends. Ladies and men wel­come. Light re­fresh­ments, wheel­chair ac­ces­si­ble. 522-3362


Fam­ily BBQ, July 23, 2:30 to 6 p.m. Dun­das Le­gion, 280 King St. E., Dun­das. BBQ starts at 4 p.m. Steak $12, chicken, $10, din­ners or ham­burg­ers $3, fries $2. 627-7221

BBQ Ribs and Pero­gies Din­ner, July 22, 4 to 7 p.m. $20. Le­gion Branch 60, 828 Le­gion Rd., Burling­ton. Dance to fol­low, 7 p.m. email:­per­

Com­mu­nity Lunch, July 26, 11:30 to 12:30 p.m. Faith Lutheran Church, 1907 King St. E. $5. Food Trucks at St. James, July 25, 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. $5.75 to $10. Branch 163 Le­gion, 435 Limeridge Rd. E. Fol­lowed by Karaoke with An­nette. 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


Wa­ter­down Farm­ers’ Mar­ket, July 22, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wa­ter­down Le­gion, Branch 551, 79 Hamilton St. N. Flam­bor­ough 689-6112

Wi­nona Farmer’s Mar­ket, July 25 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 26, 3 to 7 p.m. Cen­tral Pres­by­te­rian Church, 165 Charl­ton Ave. W. Com­mu­nity based mar­ket in Du­rand/Kirk­endall area. Her­itage Green Farm­ers Mar­ket, July 27, 3 to 7 p.m. 360 Isaac Brock Dr., Stoney Creek. Rain or Shine. 870-5474


Parkrun, July 22, 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


Urquhart Gar­den Ed­u­ca­tion

Pro­gram, July 22, 11 a.m. to noon, Urquhart But­ter­fly Gar­den, Cen­ten­nial Park, Cootes Drive. Free sum­mer ed­u­ca­tion pro­gram with guided but­ter­fly and bird iden­ti­fi­ca­tion na­ture walk at 11 a.m.

Dif­fer­ent pro­gram ev­ery Satur­day. If rain, walk will be can­celled. Assyr­ian Fes­ti­val of Nusardil, July 23, noon to 7 p.m. T.B. McQuesten Com­mu­nity Park, 1199 Up­per Went­worth St. Event shares vi­brant Assyr­ian cul­ture with Hamilton. Arts of Au­gust Cre­ativ­ity Through

Di­ver­sity Fash­ion Show, July 27, 7 p.m. The Gas Works, 141 Park St. N. Tick­ets at the door: $5. Pro­ceeds to sup­port art sup­plies for Indigenous youth. 528-7625 An Idea of Canada (2003) Na­tional Film Board pre­sen­ta­tion, July 24, 2:30 to 4 p.m. Hamilton Pub­lic Li­brary, 163 Dun­das St. E., Wa­ter­down. Gover­nor Gen­eral Adri­enne Clark­son and her hus­band em­bark on a jour­ney to Canada’s three sea­coasts. 689-6269 Free Adult Barre Class, July 24, 5:30 to 6 p.m. Canada Na­tional Academy of Dance Ed­u­ca­tion, 2481 Up­per James St., Mount Hope. Ev­ery week in July and Au­gust, adult dance, yoga and fit­ness classes, get fit while hav­ing fun. Must be 18 and over. 807-4632 info@cnad­ 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 Sec­ond An­nual Al­bion Falls Blvd Block Party, in sup­port of Bob Kemp Hospice, July 22, 5 to 9 p.m. 168 Al­bion Falls Blvd. Kool Jims Ice Cream and Waxy on Wheels food trucks, raf­fle, photo booth and more. Sto­ries in Stone, July 22, 11 a.m. Hamilton Ceme­tery free pub­lic tours, Women’s Tour. Gate­house, 777 York Blvd. Ap­prox­i­mately 2 hours, hosted by Robin McKee. 544-9559

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.


Kids’ Day, July 21, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. West Flam­boro Pres­by­te­rian Church, 262 Mid­dle­town Rd., Chil­dren ages 4 to 11, a morn­ing of sto­ries, songs, games, and crafts. RSVP 317-8067 I Spy Canada Scavenger Hunt, July 26, 11 a.m. Self-di­rected scavenger hunt with a Canadian theme, find the hid­den Canadian sym­bols. All ages, drop-in Ke­nil­worth Li­brary, 103, Ke­nil­worth Ave. N. 546-3200

Free Films at Tim Hor­tons Field, July 27, 7 p.m. Doors open 6 p.m. Movie: Moana. Con­ces­sions will be open.

SPCA Visit, July 26, 10:30 a.m. Locke Li­brary, 285 Locke St. S. Learn about the HBSPCA’s ser­vices, as well as an­i­mal safety, re­spon­si­bil­ity and op­por­tu­ni­ties for chil­dren to get in­volved. Ages 4 to 12. 546-3200

Morn­ing Sum­mer Day Camp, July 23 to 28, 9 a.m. to noon, Mill­grove United Church, 370 Con­ces­sion 5 W., Flam­bor­ough. Su­per­heroes theme, fun with crafts, games, lessons, snacks. For chil­dren age five and older. 870-0314 Free Sum­mer Pro­gram for ages 11 to 13, July 24, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Achieves youth pro­gram of the John Howard So­ci­ety of Hamilton Burling­ton and Area, 654 Bar­ton St. E. Snacks, fun ac­tiv­i­ties and more. Trans­porta­tion not an is­sue, pick up

and drop off. 522-4446, ext. 300 or kyur­gan@jhshamil­

Sum­mer Camp, July 24, 8:30 a.m. to noon, West­dale United Church, 99 North Oval. Chil­dren ages 5 to 11. Games, sto­ries, songs, healthy snacks and more. No cost but do­na­tions ac­cepted. Reg­is­ter: 526-6256 Babysit­ting Course, July 24, 9:30 a.m. to noon, Routes Youth Cen­tre, at­tached to Dun­das Lions Me­mo­rial Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, 10 Mar­ket St., Dun­das. $50 in­cludes snacks and man­ual, sub­si­dies avail­able. 289-339-1858 Messy Ba­bies, July 22, 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. info@messy­playstu­

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 Road, 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:­u­cate/camps. Info email hu­ma­ 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 fro ages 5 to 12. Over 12 vol­un­teer. Eva Roth­well Cen­tre, 460 Went­worth St. N. 526-1558 or­panella@evaroth­


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. white­ 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 or­cote

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, 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


Free LHIN Se­nior Fit­ness Class, July 21, 8:45 to 9:30 a.m. St. Joseph’s Health­care, 100 West 5th St. 522-1155 ext. 38756

Sit and Be Fit, July 21, 1:45 to 2:15 p.m. S.I.M. Gym, St. Joseph’s Villa, 56 Gover­nor’s Rd., Dun­das, Class is done in a chair us­ing weights, bands and balls. Free for S.I.M. Gym mem­bers or $4 non­mem­bers. 627-3541, ext. 2109

Stay Well Pro­gram, July 24, 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

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 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


Sun­days at West­field, noon to 4:30 p.m. July 23, 30, Aug. 13 and 27, 1049 Kirk­wall Rd., Flam­bor­ough. Cos­tumed vol­un­teers take you back into ear­lier times. Adults, $11; $10 se­niors/dis­abled; $6.50 chil­dren. 519-621-8851.

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