TOO GOOD TO MISS
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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. Hamilton Victory Gardens, Gardening to Feed Hamilton, need volunteers, contact volunteer@ hamiltonvictorygardens.org. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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
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; email@example.com. 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. firstname.lastname@example.org or 531-8824 afternoon or evenings or email@example.com 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.; firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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
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: email@example.com Valley Town Toastmasters, Aug. 10, 7 p.m. Dundas Town Hall, lower level, 60 Main St., Dundas; valleytowntoastmasters.com.
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.; stoneycreektoastmasters.com
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 glanbrookcommunityservices.ca.
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.
PLANT, RUMMAGE, BAKE SALES AND MORE
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; firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com.
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. hellintheharbour.com. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Tuesday to Thursday only, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Extended care available. Register: hbspca.com/educate/camps. Info email email@example.com 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 for ages 5 to 12. Over 12 volunteer. Eva Rothwell Centre, 460 Wentworth St. N. 526-1558 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 westfieldheritage.ca. 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; email@example.com. 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. 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; firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.