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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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com or apply online n2ncentre.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 ladyhamiltonclub.com 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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com. 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 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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 recoverycanada.org
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: fall2017lecture.eventbrite.ca 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 ancasterhort.org 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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@schizophrenia.on.ca
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: wellwood.on.ca 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 conservationhalton.ca/events.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com 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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