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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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 at https://goo.gl/forms/GArmslrNhUcKhpyv1 or email email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 to share social time and conversation visiting seniors in their home. 529-0700 or email@example.com
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. firstname.lastname@example.org 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. email@example.com Alienated Grandparents Anonymous Support Group, Hamilton Burlington, July 25, 7 to 9 p.m. Burlington Golf and Country Club, 422 Northshore Blvd E., Burlington. firstname.lastname@example.org 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 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
Valley Town Toastmasters, July 27, 7 p.m. Dundas Town Hall, lower level, 60 Main St., Dundas. Topic: Sweet Dreams. valleytowntoastmasters.com
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. stoneycreektoastmasters.com
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 glanbrookcommunityservices.ca
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: email@example.com
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
PLANT, RUMMAGE, BAKE SALES AND MORE
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. firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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. email@example.com
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com
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. firstname.lastname@example.org 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, 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. email@example.com
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.