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VOLUNTEERS Daytime volunteers are needed for the fall and winter season at Joseph Brant Hospital. Volunteer Information Session: Aug. 1, 10:30 a.m. Register: Carolann Badger at email@example.com or 632-3737, ext. 1443. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org CNIB Vision Mate Program needs volunteers to assist the blind and partially sighted with walking, reading, organizing or just coffee and conversation. Contact David Wallis at 888-275-5332, ext. 5304 or email@example.com. 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. Email volunteers@ theheartofontario.com or call 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 firstname.lastname@example.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 former grads to help out. Reunion is Oct. 21, 2017. Call 383-3377, ext. 549 or email email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteers are needed to help seniors get to their medical appointments. Flexible schedule and mileage reimbursement. Email: Janis.Doran@von.ca or 529-0700 SELF-HELP 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 MEETINGS Hamilton Video Film Makers, Aug. 3, 7 to 10 p.m. Royal Canadian Legion, 12 King St. E. See members’ short films that were filmed at the Stoney Creek Monument. Free CMY College Information Session, Aug. 4, 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.
Valley Town Toastmasters, Aug. 3, 7 p.m. Dundas Town Hall, lower level, 60 Main St., Dundas. Topic: National Watermelon Day. 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 FUN TIMES Scottish Country Dancing, Dancing at the Dock, Aug. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 31, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. By Williams Coffee Pub, 47 Discovery Dr., Pier 8. Free parking and dancing. 628-5837 Glanbrook Community Services Bus, Aug. 1, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Reservations required, door to door shopping to Walmart (Rymal and Upper Centennial). $7. 692-3464
Book Klatsch, Aug. 2, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Hamilton Public Library, 163 Dundas St. E., Waterdown. Book lovers, discuss your favourite reads and what you are reading now. 689-6269 Tai Chi Mystyle, July 29, 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, Aug. 1, 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 28, 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, Aug. 2, 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
Headin’ Home, dance, July 29, 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 or make new friends and enjoy conversation. Ladies and men welcome. Light refreshments, wheelchair accessible. 522-3362 GOOD FOOD Food Trucks at St. James, Aug. 1, 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 Fry, 4 to 7 p.m. July 28, Branch 622 Legion, 12 King St. E., Stoney Creek. $10 includes 2 pieces. fish, fries, coleslaw, bun tea/coffee. Breaded chicken available, dessert $2 extra. 662-4171 PLANT, RUMMAGE, BAKE SALES AND MORE Waterdown Farmers’ Market, July 29, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Waterdown Legion, Branch 551, 79 Hamilton St. N. Flamborough 689-6112 Winona Farmer’s Market, Aug. 1, 2 to 6 p.m. St. John’s Anglican Church, 1285 Hwy 8, Stoney Creek. Variety of local produce and crafters.
Durand Urban Farm Market, Aug. 2, 3 to 7 p.m. Central Presbyterian Church, 165 Charlton Ave. W. Community based market in Durand/Kirkendall area. Heritage Green Farmers Market, Aug. 3, 3 to 7 p.m. 360 Isaac Brock Dr., Stoney Creek. Rain or Shine. 870-5474 WALKS/RUNS/RIDES Parkrun, July 29, 8 to 10 a.m. Waterfront Trail, Lakeview Building, 180 Van Wagners Beach Rd. Free weekly, timed 5k run, run by volunteers. email@example.com or 330-4463 MISCELLANEOUS Downtown Hamilton Ghost Walks, July 28, 8:30 p.m. Featuring: Connaught, Hamilton Place, Whitehern Mansion, St. Paul’s Church and more. $15, firstname.lastname@example.org or 855-844-6787 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 29, 11 a.m. Hamilton Cemetery free public tours, Civil War Tour. Gatehouse, 777 York Blvd. Approximately 2 hours, hosted by Robin McKee. 544-9559 Learn to Camp, with Bronte Creek Provincial Park, Aug. 2, 2 to 5 p.m. The Cotton Factory, 270 Sherman Ave. N. 546-8256 Urquhart Garden Education Program, July 29, 11 a.m. to noon, Urquhart Butterfly Garden, Centennial Park, Cootes Dr. 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.
Ottawa Street’s History, July 30, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ottawa Street Business Improvement area, discover street’s history, and community through a series of lively mini-events. 544-5822 Brantford Municipal Airport Day, Hot Rod Kings and Vintage Wings, July 29, noon to 8 p.m. 110 Aviation Ave. Brantford Flying club car and aircraft show. Bring your vintage car, aircraft and spend the day. Free. 519-753-2521 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 BIA Family Fun and Movie Night, July 29, 6:30 p.m. Caledonia fairgrounds, 151 Caithness St. E. Featuring movie: Sing, pop corn and snow cones. Good weather outside bring blanket, bad weather fun moves into Exhibition Hall, bring lawn chair. 289-260-8394 Films in the Forest, July 29, 8 p.m. Dundas Valley Conservation Area, 650 Governor’s Rd. $15 per car, free for HCA membership pass holders. Feature: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Bring chairs and blankets. Film begins at dusk.
Creepy Crawlies Storytime, July 31, 4 to 5 p.m. Hamilton Public Library, 1803 Brock Rd., Flamborough. Learn about different kinds of insects that creep and crawl. Read books, sing songs and more. Ages birth to five. 659-7639 Vacation Bible School, Aug. 3 and 10, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Maranathe Free Reformed Church, 1114 Old Mohawk Rd. Bible stories, singing, games and crafts. 318-8091
Messy Babies, July 29, 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: 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 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 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 MUSEUMS/GALLERIES Historic Garden Tours at Dundurn Castle, July 30, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Dundurn Castle, 610 York Blvd. Enjoy informative stories and historic gardening knowledge conveyed by costumed garden staff. goo.gl/fHffgo Emancipation Day at Griffin House, July 30, 1 to 4 p.m. 733 Mineral Springs Rd., Ancaster. Discover how one of the first African-American settlers in Ancaster and his family lived in the late 1830s on a farm in Upper Canada. Free. 648-8144
Ice Cream Carnival, Aug. 6 and 7, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Westfield Heritage Village, 1049 Kirkwall Rd. $11, seniors/disabled $10, youth $6.50, children 5 and under admitted free. westfieldheritage.ca Sundays at Westfield, noon to 4:30 p.m. July 30, Aug. 13 and 27, 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. 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
Theatre Ancaster celebrates 20 years of Great Theatre at Fieldcote Memorial Park and Museum, 64 Sulphur Springs Rd. Memories from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat to Shrek the Musical. Exhibition runs to Dec. 31. SENIORS Free LHIN Senior Fitness Class, July 28, 8:45 to 9:30 a.m. St. Joseph’s Healthcare, 100 West 5th St. 522-1155, ext. 38756 Sit and Be Fit, July 28 and 31, 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 non-members. 627-3541, ext. 2109
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 Stoney Creek Club 60, four- and six-hand bid euchre, bridge, cribbage and progressive euchre. Info: 664-6110
AGH Family Picnic, Love Your Landscape, July 30, noon to 3 p.m. rain or shine. AGH, 123 King St. W. Admission is free, enjoy a BBQ lunch while quantities last, fun activities throughout the afternoon including hands-on art-making. From noon to 5 p.m. guests will be able to explore treasure from the AGH permanent collection. 527-6610