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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 aux­il­iary@joseph­bran­thos­pi­ 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 vol­un­ 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 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. Email vol­un­teers@ the­hearto­ 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@ 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, 2017. Call 383-3377, 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 also ur­gently needed to share so­cial time and con­ver­sa­tion vis­it­ing se­niors in their home. 529-0700 or vonc­sshamil­

Vol­un­teers are needed to help se­niors get to their med­i­cal ap­point­ments. Flex­i­ble sched­ule and mileage re­im­burse­ment. Email: Janis.Do­ 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 men­tal­

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

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. beach­stripof­ 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, info@ghost­ 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: 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 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 fro ages 5 to 12. Over 12 vol­un­teer. Eva Roth­well Cen­tre, 460 Went­worth St. N. 526-1558 or­panella@evaroth­ 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.­fgo 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. west­field­her­ 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. white­hern@hamil­ 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, 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 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

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