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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 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 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. Hamil­ton Vic­tory Gar­dens, Gar­den­ing to Feed Hamil­ton, need volunteers, con­tact vol­un­teer@ hamil­ton­vic­to­ry­gar­ Counts to­ward high school vol­un­teer­ing re­quire­ment. 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. If you would like to sup­port other se­niors, con­tact 522-9922, ext. 316 or shan­ley@ywc­a­hamil­

YWCA Good Be­gin­nings is look­ing for volunteers. YWCA Good Be­gin­nings pro­gram is a mother and in­fant vol­un­teer as­sis­tance pro­gram 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. 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


Liv­ing Well with Stress, Aug. 8, noon to 1 p.m. Mo­hawk Col­lege, 135 Fen­nell Ave. W. Learn how to ef­fec­tively man­age stress for op­ti­mal health, well-be­ing and work­place pro­duc­tiv­ity. Free; pro­fes­sion­alde­vel­op­ment@mo­hawk­col­ Hamil­ton Burling­ton Alien­ated Grand­par­ents Anony­mous AGA Sup­port Group, Aug. 8, 7 to 9 p.m. Burling­ton Golf and Coun­try Club, 422 Northshore Blvd. E., Burling­ton. Speaker: Gene Cole­man, Toronto alien­ation lawyer, on whether court is the only an­swer to ad­dress alien­ation. cc­ or 531-8824 af­ter­noon or evenings or aga­hamil­ton­burling­ Men­tal Health First Aid Canada train­ing pro­gram aims to im­prove men­tal health lit­er­acy and pro­vide skills and knowl­edge to help bet­ter man­age po­ten­tial men­tal health prob­lems. Free two-day work­shop, Aug. 10 and 11, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mo­hawk Col­lege, 135 Fen­nell Ave. W.; pro­fes­sion­alde­vel­op­ment@mo­hawk­col­

Refuge Re­cov­ery, Aug. 6, 6 to 7 p.m. De La Sol Yoga Stu­dios, 430 York Blvd. Mind­ful­ness-based ad­dic­tion re­cov­ery com­mu­nity that uti­lizes Bud­dhist phi­los­o­phy as the foun­da­tion of the re­cov­ery process. Free; 540-3569. New Nar-Anon, fam­ily sup­port group. 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; 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


Col­lege In­for­ma­tion Ses­sion, Aug. 4, 9:30 to 11 a.m. Mo­hawk Col­lege, 135 Fen­nell Ave. W. In­for­ma­tion on aca­demic pro­grams, stu­dent ser­vices, fi­nan­cial as­sis­tance and ad­mis­sion ser­vices, spe­cific ques­tions an­swered, call 575-2310.

Probus Club of Hamil­ton, Aug. 8, 9:30 to 11 a.m. Scot­tish Rite Club of Hamil­ton, 4 Queen St. S. Speaker: Tim Bur­rows, The Ad­vent of the Elec­tric Car. Cana­dian In­ter­na­tional Coun­cil Guest Lec­ture, Aug. 10, 6 to 7 p.m. Men­tor­ship Wealth Man­age­ment, 168 Jack­son St. W. Speaker: John Pear­son, crown prose­cu­tor, on Myan­mar, Moldova and the Rule of Law. $5, at the door. Reg­is­ter in ad­vance by email: hamil­ Val­ley Town Toast­mas­ters, Aug. 10, 7 p.m. Dun­das Town Hall, lower level, 60 Main St., Dun­das; val­ley­town­toast­mas­

AC­CESS Toast­mas­ters, Wed­nes­day, 7 p.m.; Im­mi­grants Work­ers Cen­tre, 182 King Wil­liam St. Hamil­ton No. 1 Toast­mas­ters, Mon­days from 7 to 8:30 p.m. down­town YMCA, 79 James St. S., Paddy Cline room; 648-9503.

Stoney Creek Toast­mas­ters, open Thurs­days, 7:15 p.m., Op­ti­mist Club of Stoney Creek, 890 Queen­ston Rd.; ston­ey­creek­toast­mas­


Hamil­ton Ac­cor­dion Club, Aug. 10, 7 to 9:30 p.m. Branch 622 Le­gion, 12 King St. E., Stoney Creek; 662-4171.

Scot­tish Coun­try Danc­ing, Danc­ing at the Dock, Aug. 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.

Tai chi Mystyle, Aug. 5, 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. 8, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Hamil­ton Pub­lic Li­brary, 1496 Cen­tre Rd., Flam­bor­ough. All skill lev­els and ages; 689-8769.

Karaoke with Ann Gris­dale, Aug. 4, 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. 9, 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

John DiMarchi, dance, Aug. 5, 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


Wing Night, Aug. 11, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Dun­das Le­gion, 280 King St. W. One pound wings, honey gar­lic, mild, medium or hot, veg­gies and dip $10, fries $3. Eat in or take out; 627-7221.

Food Trucks at St. James, Aug. 8, 5 to 8 p.m. St. James United Church, 306 Park­side Dr., Wa­ter­down.

Bin­brook United Church Wheel Food Wed­nes­days, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Bin­brook Fair­grounds, Hwy. 56. Sev­eral lo­cal food trucks for you to try. Per­cent­age of sales goes to the church. 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.


Mak­ers’ Mar­ket, Aug. 11, 7 to 10 p.m. Christ’s Church Cathe­dral, 252 James St. N. Unique hand­crafted lo­cal goods. Wa­ter­down Farm­ers’ Mar­ket, Aug 5, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wa­ter­down Le­gion, Branch 551, 79 Hamil­ton St. N.; 689-6112.

Wi­nona Farm­ers’ Mar­ket, Aug. 8, 2 to 6 p.m. St. John’s Angli­can Church, 1285 Hwy. 8, Stoney Creek. Lo­cal pro­duce and crafters. Du­rand Ur­ban Farm Mar­ket, Aug. 9, 3 to 7 p.m. Cen­tral Pres­by­te­rian Church, 165 Charl­ton Ave. W. Com­mu­nity-based mar­ket in Du­rand/Kirk­endall area. Her­itage Green Farm­ers Mar­ket, Aug. 10, 3 to 7 p.m., 360 Isaac Brock Dr., Stoney Creek. Rain or shine; 870-5474.


Parkrun, Aug. 5, 8 to 10 a.m. Wa­ter­front Trail, Lake­view Build­ing, 180 Van Wag­n­ers Beach Rd. Free weekly, timed 5k run, op­er­ated by volunteers; beach­stripof­ or 330-4463. Round the Reservoir Fam­ily Race, Aug. 5, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Valens Con­ser­va­tion Area, 1691 Re­gional Rd. 97 (R.R.#6), Flam­bor­ough; $10; 525-2183 or Email: na­ture@con­ser­va­tion­hamil­

Hell in the Har­bour, Bayfront Park En­durance Run, Aug. 5, 9 a.m. to noon. Bayfront Park, Har­bour Front Drive; $40 reg­is­tra­tion fee. Fea­tures 17 plus mil­i­tary in­spired ob­sta­cles, of­fi­cial tim­ing, sou­venir shirts, fin­isher medals and more. hellinthe­har­ In sup­port of the Law En­force­ment Torch Run for Spe­cial Olympics On­tario.


St. Paul’s Pres­by­te­rian Church, 70 James St. S. Tues­day, Wed­nes­day, Thurs­day through Aug. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Guided tour of Hamil­ton’s na­tion­ally his­toric des­ig­nated land­mark. 522-2792 The En­chanted Gar­den Week­end, Aug. 5 and 6, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Royal Botan­i­cal Gar­dens, Rock Gar­den, 1185 York Blvd. Adults $19.16, stu­dents/se­niors, $16.50, chil­dren ages 4 to 12. $12.76. 527-1158

Sto­ries in Stone, Aug. 5, 11 a.m. Hamil­ton Ceme­tery free pub­lic tours, War of 1812 Tour. Gate­house, 777 York Blvd. Ap­prox­i­mately 2 hours, hosted by Robin McKee; 544-9559. Latin Per­cus­sion Work­shop, Aug. 6, noon to 1 p.m. The Cot­ton Fac­tory, 270 Sher­man Ave. N. All ages, $15; 827-6911. 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.


Lit­tle Ray’s Rep­tiles, Aug. 8, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Hamil­ton Pub­lic Li­brary, Freel­ton Branch, 1803 Brock Rd., Flam­bor­ough. Wildlife ed­u­ca­tors show an­i­mals from around the globe and those found right in your own back­yard; Free, 659-7639. Films in the For­est, Aug. 6, 8 p.m. Fifty Point, 1479 Base­line Rd., Wi­nona. $15 per car, free for HCA mem­ber­ship pass hold­ers. Fea­ture: Trolls. Bring chairs and blan­kets. Film be­gins at dusk.

Free Fam­ily Films at Field­cote, Aug. 4, 9 p.m. Field­cote Memo­rial Park and Mu­seum, 64 Sul­phur Springs Rd. Fea­ture: Find­ing Nemo. Film be­gins at dusk. Bring a lawn chair or blan­ket, your own snacks and re­fresh­ments; 648-8144.

Messy Ba­bies, Aug. 5, 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 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 for ages 5 to 12. Over 12 vol­un­teer. Eva Roth­well Cen­tre, 460 Went­worth St. N. 526-1558 or­panella@evaroth­


Night Car­ni­val, Aug. 5, 7 to 10 p.m. West­field Her­itage Vil­lage, 1049 Kirk­wall Rd., Flam­bor­ough. An evening for grown-ups, ex­pe­ri­ence a mag­i­cal Ed­war­dian car­ni­val fea­tur­ing tra­di­tional foods, mu­sic, danc­ing and games. Ad­vance tick­ets: 519-621-8851 or west­field­her­ His­toric Gar­den Tours at Dun­durn Cas­tle, Aug. 5, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Dun­durn Cas­tle, 610 York Blvd. En­joy in­for­ma­tive sto­ries and his­toric gar­den­ing knowl­edge con­veyed by cos­tumed gar­den staff.

Sun­days at West­field, noon to 4:30 p.m. 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. Par­ents and chil­dren can par­tic­i­pate in a va­ri­ety of ac­tiv­i­ties, crafts and games. Sport­ing Chance, Aug. 9; and Life on the Farm, 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 Tech­ni­colour Dream­coat to Shrek the Musical. Ex­hi­bi­tion runs to Dec. 31.


Sun Sense for Se­niors and

Care­givers, Aug. 11, 10 to 11 a.m. Dun­das Mu­seum and Ar­chives, 139 Park St. W., Dun­das. Learn how to pro­tect your skin from the sun’s rays; 627-5461.

Sit and Be Fit, Aug. 4 and 11, 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.

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.


Urquhart Gar­den Ed­u­ca­tion Pro­gram, Aug. 5, 11 a.m. to noon, Urquhart But­ter­fly Gar­den, Cen­ten­nial Park, Cootes Drive, Dun­das. Free sum­mer ed­u­ca­tion pro­gram with guided but­ter­fly and bird iden­ti­fi­ca­tion na­ture walk at 11 a.m. A dif­fer­ent pro­gram ev­ery Saturday. If rain, walk will be can­celled.

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