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VOL­UN­TEERS The Hamilton Lit­er­acy Coun­cil is look­ing for vol­un­teer tu­tors to teach English speak­ing adults ba­sic read­ing, writ­ing and math. Next Ori­en­ta­tion ses­sion: Nov. 6, 1 or 5 p.m. (please reg­is­ter in ad­vance). Our two day cer­ti­fied train­ing work­shop: Nov. 17 and 24 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Reg­is­ter: 529-9907 or info@hamil­ton­ Neighbour to Neighbour Cen­tre Ed­u­ca­tion Depart­ment, if you have a back­ground in ed­u­ca­tion, are avail­able dur­ing the school day, and want to share your knowl­edge and ex­pe­ri­ence, we are cur­rently seek­ing Ed­u­ca­tional Con­sul­tants for our lit­er­acy and nu­mer­acy pro­grams. Con­tact De­ban at 574-1334, ext. 204 tu­tor@n2n­cen­ or ap­ply on­line n2n­cen­ TEAD, The Eques­trian As­so­ci­a­tion for the Dis­abled needs vol­un­teers to help with their ther­a­peu­tic rid­ing pro­grams. Train­ing of­fered. Vol­un­teers help with lessons by groom­ing, tack­ing, lead­ing horses and side­walk­ing. Fall ses­sion runs to Nov. 25. Com­mit­ment of two to three hours once a week, ages 14 and up. Train­ing event: Oct. 13, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. 679-8323 Email: vol­un­

Lady Hamilton Club needs vol­un­teers to pro­mote Hamilton at the Visi­tor Cen­tre, 28 James St. N. con­fer­ence dis­play ta­bles and through walk­ing tours. Reg­is­ter at la­dy­hamil­ton­ CNIB Vi­sion Mate Pro­gram needs vol­un­teers to as­sist blind and par­tially sighted peo­ple 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. YWCA Hamilton’s Se­niors Peer Con­nec­tor Vol­un­teers age 55+ pro­vides in-home vis­its and can ac­com­pany iso­lated se­niors to at­tend ac­tiv­i­ties and ap­point­ments in the com­mu­nity. If you are a se­nior who would like to sup­port other se­niors or know an iso­lated se­nior that would ben­e­fit from con­nect­ing with other se­niors, call 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 for 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.

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 Pub­lic Talk, Oct. 13, 7 to 8 p.m. Na­tive Women’s Cen­tre, 21 Rosedene Ave. Ron Han­drick, Why wis­dom? Pre­sented by Lama Yeshe Ling Bud­dhist Group. Free. Email: di­rec­tor@lamayeshe­ or 296-3728 Epilepsy Sup­port Group, Oct. 17, 7 to 9 p.m. McMaster Board­room, Hamilton Gen­eral Hospi­tal, 237 Bar­ton St. E. 450-1900 or email jas­mine@epilep­ to con­firm meet­ing date and time.

Lower Choles­terol Nat­u­rally, Oct. 17, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. St. Joseph’s Am­bu­la­tory Cen­tre, 2757 King St. E. Get­ting to the heart of di­a­betes. 573-4819

Al­pha on Pearl, Oct. 17, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Ersk­ine Church, 19 Pearl St. N. Se­ries of in­ter­ac­tive ses­sions ex­plor­ing the ba­sics of the Chris­tian faith. 529-2255

Al­pha, Oct. 18, 7 to 9 p.m. St. Peter by the Park, 55 Vic­to­ria Ave. N. Tea, snacks pro­vided. Reg­is­ter: 544-7710

Friends in Grief, adult loss, Oct. 15, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. St. El­iz­a­beth Vil­lage, 393 Ry­mal Rd. W. To Nov. 6 weekly adult loss sup­port group. Spousal loss sup­port Oct. 17, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Bay Gar­dens Funeral Home, 947

Ry­mal Rd. E. 318-0059.

Bal­ance Life and Chakras, Oct. 18, 8 to 8:30 p.m. Grace Lutheran Church, 1107 Main St. W. Learn to cre­ate a bal­ance in life through bal­anc­ing and un­block­ing chakras us­ing pow­er­ful med­i­ta­tion tech­niques. 8 week se­ries. Schann, 226-929-7764

TOPS, Take Off Pounds Sen­si­bly, Wed­nes­days, 9 a.m. St. Stephen-on-the-Mount Church, 625 Con­ces­sion St. Diana 388-6335 or Joanne 574-8318

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

MEET­INGS Tower Poetry So­ci­ety, Oct. 14, 2 p.m. Hamilton Pub­lic Li­brary, 955 King St. W. Bring your poetry to be peer re­viewed. Re­tired Women Teach­ers, Hamilton-Went­worth, Har­vest Lun­cheon, Oct. 18, 11 a.m. Water­front Ban­quet and Con­fer­ence Cen­tre, 555 Bay St. N. Speaker: Pauline Grodin, If Teapots Could Talk. 527-5756 An­other Drop Lec­ture, Oct. 17, 7 to 8:30 p.m. McMaster In­no­va­tion Park, 175 Long­wood Rd. S. Free park­ing. Speaker: Dr. David A. Gal­braith, The Gar­den and The Marsh: The Fas­ci­nat­ing Story of Cootes Par­adise. 667-5511 Pub­lic Lec­ture, Oct. 18, 7 p.m. McMaster In­no­va­tion Park, Room 1ABCD, 175 Long­wood Rd. S. Speaker: David Miller, so­lu­tions to cli­mate change. Reg­is­ter: fal­l2017lec­ An­caster Hor­ti­cul­tural So­ci­ety, Oct. 17, 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. Mur­ray Fer­gu­son Room, lower level, Hamilton Pub­lic Li­brary, 300 Wil­son St. E., An­caster. Speaker: Cindy Cartwright, On­tario Hum­ming­bird Project. 648-5134 or visit an­cast­er­ Flam­bor­ough Hor­ti­cul­tural So­ci­ety, Oct. 18, 5 p.m. St. Thomas the Apos­tle Parish Hall, 715 Cen­tre Rd., Wa­ter­down. Speaker: Jim Louns­bury, Lit­tle Known Gar­den Gems for the Land­scape. 689-6722

CFUW Hamilton, Oct. 17, 7 to 9 p.m. Sackville Hill Se­niors Recre­ation Cen­tre, 780 Up­per Went­worth St. Speaker: Peggy Mor­ri­son, Sleep­ing Chil­dren Around the World — the 100 per cent char­ity.

Burling­ton His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety, Oct. 16, 7 to 9 p.m. Cen­ten­nial Room, Burling­ton Cen­tral Li­brary, 2331 New St., Burling­ton. Topic: His­tory of the Burling­ton Fire Depart­ment. Free

Probus Club of Flam­bor­ough, Oct. 16, 10 a.m. Ro­tary Court, 30 John St., Wa­ter­down. Speaker: Grant Lin­ney, was part of a nine day ex­pe­di­tion to the Antarctic Penin­sula. 659-0226

Be­fore the Flood, Oct. 15, 7 to 9:30 p.m. Bethel Chris­tian Re­formed Church, 616 Dun­das St. E., Flam­bor­ough. Tak­ing view­ers around the world to meet ex­perts talk­ing about cli­mate change. Free

Bat­tle of Pass­chen­daele, Oct. 17, 2 to 3 p.m. Hamilton Pub­lic Li­brary, 695 Queen­ston Rd. Speaker: Cur­ran Egan. Free De­col­o­niz­ing Sex­ual Vi­o­lence, Oct. 17, 6 to 7 p.m. Hamilton Pub­lic Li­brary, 55 York Blvd. A panel dis­cus­sion with In­dige­nous ac­tivists and their work to end sex­ual vi­o­lence. 546-3200


Spook­tac­u­lar Stroll, Oct. 13, 5 to 9 p.m. Bin­brook Fair­grounds, 2600 Re­gional Rd. 56, Glan­brook. Treat your way around the track in your Hal­loween cos­tume, en­joy shop­ping lo­cal ven­dors, food trucks, Hal­loween ac­tiv­i­ties, magic show and more. Free. 512-1846 or mark­

Trivia Night, Oct. 13, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Dun­das Le­gion, 280 King St. W., Dun­das. 627-7221 Kick up your Heels, Line Danc­ing, Oct. 13, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Bethel Chris­tian Re­formed Church, 616 Dun­das St. E., Flam­bor­ough. Learn the steps to a va­ri­ety of mu­sic gen­res. $10 PP or 2/$15. 689-7796 Im­pact of Hamilton Drum and Bu­gle Corps, Oct. 15, 1 to 4 p.m. A new 21 plus adult non­com­pet­i­tive corps, re­cruit­ing all sec­tions: brass horn, drums, and guard. Ex­pe­ri­ence in march­ing band/drum corps is pre­ferred. Re­hearsals ev­ery Sun­day, St. Mary’s Catholic Sec­ondary School, 200 Whit­ney Ave. Email im­pactofhamil­ton@hot­ Hamilton Old Tyme Fid­dle Club, Oct. 18, 1 to 4 p.m. Faith Lutheran Church, 1907 King St. E. 549-1806

Euchre, Fri­days, 7:30 p.m. Burkholder United Church, 465 Mo­hawk Rd. E. Prizes, re­fresh­ments, $2.

Euchre Card Party, Oct. 16, 7:30 p.m. West Flam­boro Pres­by­te­rian Church, 262 Mid­dle­town Rd., Hwy 8, Mid­dle­town. Women of Song, SSAA choir wel­comes new mem­bers who love to sing. Prac­tices be­gin Oct. 18, 9:15 a.m. Mel­rose United Church, 86 Home­wood Ave. 628-1608, email:

Knit­ting and Cro­chet, Oct. 13, 2 p.m. Hamilton Pub­lic Li­brary, 55 York Blvd. Pro­gres­sive Crib­bage, Oct. 18, 7:30 p.m. Branch 163 Le­gion, 435 Limeridge Rd. E. $5. 387-4515 Tai chi My Style, Oct. 15, 10 a.m. to noon, 947 Ry­mal Rd. E. Free, easy flow­ing and prac­ti­cal at your own pace to learn. Daily rain or shine. 527-7255 Catch the Ace, Oct. 18, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Branch 551 Le­gion, 79 Hamilton St. N., Wa­ter­down. Join Habi­tat Hamilton at our fundraiser. 689-6112

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. GOOD FOOD Turkey Din­ner, Oct. 17, 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. seat­ings. Bin­brook United Church, 2623 Bin­brook Rd. Tick­ets: $17.50, chil­dren 6 to 12, $6, 5 and un­der free. Tick­ets: 692-0045. Ad­vance sales only.

Chi­nese Din­ner, Oct. 14, 6 p.m. Mill­grove United Church, 370 5th Con­ces­sion W., Flam­bor­ough. Tick­ets: $20, chil­dren un­der 12 free. Re­serve: 689-8617 Jam­min’ Break­fast, Oct. 14, 8 to 11 a.m. Bow­man United Church, 880 Garner Rd. E., An­caster. $10. 648-6943 Soup and Sand­wich Lunch, Oct. 17, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. St. Stephen-on-the-Mount Angli­can Church, 625 Con­ces­sion St. $1

Com­mu­nity Lunch, Oct. 18, noon to 1 p.m. Church of the Res­ur­rec­tion, 435 Mo­hawk Rd. W. Served

Wed­nes­days. Do­na­tions ap­pre­ci­ated.

Fish Fry, 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 13, Branch 622 Le­gion, 12 King St. E., Stoney Creek. $10. Dessert $2. 662-4171

Fish Fry, Fri­days, 4 to 7 p.m. $5.75 to $10. Branch 163 Le­gion, 435 Limeridge Rd. Karaoke with An­nette, 7:30 p.m. 387-4515 PLANT, RUM­MAGE, BAKE SALES AND MORE Hamilton Ja­panese United Church Fall Bazaar, Oct. 14, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 715 Up­per Gage Ave. Home­made baked goods, Ja­panese food, dry goods, sweets and more.

Rum­mage Sale, Burling­ton Beta Sigma Phi, Oct. 13, 2 to 6 p.m. St. Christo­pher’s Church, 662 Guelph Line, Burling­ton

Fall Bazaar, Oct. 13, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 14, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Notre-Dame Church, 243 Cum­ber­land Ave. Oct. 14, 5 to 7 p.m. Chicken sup­per $12, 8 to 10 p.m. bingo. All day penny, garage, and cloth­ing sale, toys, arts, crafts and bake sale. St. Eu­gene’s Har­vest Fun Fair, Oct. 14, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. St. Eu­gene’s Catholic Ele­men­tary School, 120 Park­dale Ave. S. Penny sale, 50/50 draw, home­made crafts, baked goods books vin­tage and more. Draws be­gin at noon. En­trance from rear park­ing. Garage and Used Book Sale, Oct. 14, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bev­erly Town­ship Hall, 795 Old Hwy 8, Flam­bor­ough. Pro­ceeds to Rock­ton Women’s In­sti­tute for spon­sor­ship of com­mu­nity projects

Mom and Tot Sale, Oct. 14, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wa­ter­down Le­gion, 79 Hamilton St. N., Flam­bor­ough. Ad­mis­sion: do­na­tion or non per­ish­able item for Ron­ald Mc­Don­ald House. Wa­ter­down Farm­ers’ Mar­ket, Oct. 14, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wa­ter­down Le­gion, Branch 551, 79 Hamilton St. N. Flam­bor­ough. 689-6112 Her­itage Green Farm­ers Mar­ket, Oct. 19, 3 to 7 p.m. 360 Isaac Brock Dr., Stoney Creek. Rain or shine. 870-5474 WALKS/RUNS/RIDES

Parkrun, Oct. 14, 8 to 10 a.m. Water­front Trail, Lake­view Build­ing, 180 Van Wag­n­ers Beach Rd. Free weekly, timed 5k run, run by vol­un­teers. 330-4463 or beach­stripof­

Peace of Minds Walk, Oct. 14, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bayfront Park, at Har­bourfront Dr. Schizophre­nia So­ci­ety of On­tario for the 24th an­nual walk. Email: KNi­col@schizophre­

Well­wood Walk Run Wheel, Oct. 15, 8:45 a.m. McMaster Univer­sity Stu­dent Cen­tre, 1200 Main St. W. For Col­orec­tal Cancer Aware­ness. $15 to $60. 667-8870 web­site: well­ MIS­CEL­LA­NEOUS Canada 150 Walk­ing Tour, Oct. 13, 2 to 3:30 p.m. The Visi­tor Cen­tre, 28 James St. N. Join the Lady Hamilton Club Vol­un­teers for a free walk­ing tour of Hamilton’s city cen­tre. Scrap Metal and Elec­tron­ics Drive, Oct. 14, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Westoby Arena, 70 Olympic Dr., Dun­das. Fundraiser for Routes Youth Cen­tre. Ac­cept­ing iron, steel, alu­minum, cop­per, brass, ex­otic met­als, elec­tric mo­tors, car/trac­tor bat­ter­ies,

ra­dios, mi­crowaves, TVs and com­put­ers.

Baha’i Fire­side, Oct. 18, 8:30 p.m. 132 Hill­crest Ave. All peo­ple from all faiths or no faith wel­come to in­ves­ti­gate Baha’i re­li­gion ev­ery Wed­nes­day. 627-0352

Hal­loween Spook­tac­u­lar, Oct. 14, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mounts­berg Con­ser­va­tion Area, 2259 Mil­burough Line. Free with park ad­mis­sion. Haunted barn, fam­ily crafts, face paint­ing and more. Of­fered ev­ery week­end through Oct. 29. visit con­ser­va­tion­hal­

Sto­ries in Stone, Oct. 14, 11 a.m. Hamilton Ceme­tery free pub­lic tours, Art Crawl Tour. Gate­house, 777 York Blvd. Ap­prox­i­mately 2 hours, hosted by Robin McKee. 544-9559 Hamilton Record and Mu­sic

Col­lectibles Show, Oct. 15, Hamilton Plaza Ho­tel, 150 King St. E. 35 plus ta­bles. Ad­mis­sion: $4. 154th An­niver­sary Ser­vice and

Lunch, Oct. 15, 10:30 a.m. Freel­ton United Church, 155 Freel­ton Rd. JU­NIOR DATE­BOOK Messy Play Fall Ses­sion, Oct. 14, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Stoney Creek United Church, 1 King St. W. Ages 6 months and up, ex­plore a se­lec­tion of tac­tile and messy play ac­tiv­i­ties. Par­ent/guardian su­per­vised pro­gram. Check email for cost. Email: info@messy­playstu­ Weekly Drum, Per­cus­sion and Dance, Oct. 14, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Hill Park Recre­ation Cen­tre, 305 South Bend Rd. Ages 8 to 16. Email: hunter@steel­ci­ 549-1247 Peter and the Wolf Fam­ily Con­cert, Oct. 14, 2 p.m. McIn­tyre Per­form­ing Arts Cen­tre, 135 Fen­nell Ave. W. Tick­ets: $10, $20. HPO presents one-hour con­cert full of fam­ily favourites you know. 526-7756

Kids and Com­pany cel­e­brat­ing 15 years, Oct. 14, 10 a.m. to noon. 701 Main St. W. Fam­i­lies will en­joy games, crafts and snacks. 771-1153. Free Friends in Grief, Teen Sup­port Group, Oct. 17, 4 to 6 p.m. An 8-week sup­port group for 14 to 18 year olds. Bay Gar­dens Funeral Home, 947 Ry­mal Rd. E. 318-0059 Stu­dent Job Search Work­shop, Oct. 17, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. YMCA Em­ploy­ment Ser­vices, 427 Dun­das St. E. Unit 1, Wa­ter­down. Learn dif­fer­ent ways to job search to find your next part-time job. Reg­is­ter: 690-9927 PAWS for Read­ing, Oct. 17, 6 p.m. Hamilton Pub­lic Li­brary, 55 York Blvd. The pro­gram is de­signed to help and en­cour­age chil­dren to read by pair­ing them with trained pets and vol­un­teers. MU­SE­UMS/GAL­LERIES Pas­try-Mak­ing Work­shop, Oct. 14, 10 a.m. to noon. Er­land Lee Mu­seum, 522 Ridge Rd., Stoney Creek. Pre­pare two pie crusts to take home and fin­ish off. $25 PP. Meet new friends while learn­ing a new skill in the his­toric Car­riage House. 662-2691

Sun­days at West­field, Oct. 15, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. 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 SE­NIORS Se­niors Talk and Lunch, Oct. 17, 10 a.m. Freel­ton United Church, 155 Freel­ton Rd., Flam­bor­ough. Reg­is­ter by Mon­day noon, 659-3380

St. Ge­orges Se­niors, Oct. 16, 1 to 3 p.m. St. Ge­orges Church, 134 Emer­son St. Sin­ga­long, games, light re­fresh­ments, make new friends. Wheel­chair ac­ces­si­ble. 522-3362

Lunch and Learn, Oct. 16, noon to 1:30 p.m. Dun­das Mu­seum and Ar­chives, 139 Park St. W., Dun­das. Pre­sen­ta­tion on healthy ag­ing. Free. 627-5461

Tai chi, Oct. 13, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. S.I.M. Gym, St. Joseph’s Villa, 56 Gov­er­nors Rd. $4 or free for mem­bers. Also runs Fri­days 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. 627-3541, ext. 2109

Sit and Be Fit, Oct. 13 and 16, 1:45 to 2:15 p.m. S.I.M. Gym, St. Joseph’s Villa, 56 Gover­nor’s Rd., Dun­das. $4 or free for mem­bers. Classes ev­ery Mon­day, Wed­nes­day and Fri­day. 627-3541


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