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Do­nate Blood, Save a Life, Dec. 8, 8 a.m. to noon, Burling­ton Blood Donor Clinic, 1250 Brant St., Burling­ton. Also Dec. 8, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Must be 17 or older. 226-448-7300 The Cir­cle of Friends for New­com­ers (Hamil­ton) is look­ing for new mem­bers to sit on its board. The Cir­cle of Friends has been pro­vid­ing ser­vices for refugees and im­mi­grants since 1980. In­for­ma­tion about the or­ga­ni­za­tion can be found at cir­cle­of­ or email Anisa Ma­lik, cir­cle­of_friends@bell­ Vol­un­teers are needed for our

din­ing pro­gram, pro­vid­ing trans­porta­tion and as­sis­tance to in­di­vid­u­als so they can in­ter­act with peers and en­joy a meal to­gether, Tues­days 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at ei­ther Idlewyld Manor or St. Joseph’s Cen­tre for Am­bu­la­tory Health Ser­vices. 529-0700 or Ja­nis.Do­

VON Hamil­ton vol­un­teer op­por­tu­ni­ties for peo­ple who wish to de­liver meals, pro­vide rides to se­niors for med­i­cal ap­point­ments or visit with peo­ple in their homes to brighten their days. If you have a cou­ple of hours per week to spend with some­one, con­tact 529-0700 or vonc­sshamil­

YWCA Hamil­ton’s Se­niors Peer

Con­nec­tor Vol­un­teers is re­cruit­ing vol­un­teers 55+ to pro­vide friendly home vis­its to iso­lated se­niors in Hamil­ton. A two-hour visit once a week can help se­niors in­crease their so­cial in­ter­ac­tions and com­mu­nity par­tic­i­pa­tion. Info: Shan­non: 522-9922, ext. 316 or shan­ley@ywc­a­hamil­

YWCA Good Be­gin­nings is look­ing for vol­un­teers. Mother and in­fant vol­un­teer as­sis­tance pro­gram pro­vides res­i­dents of Hamil­ton and sur­round­ing area with 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.

Cancer As­sis­tance Pro­gram is look­ing for vol­un­teer driv­ers in the Greater Re­gion of Hamil­ton for its Trans­porta­tion Pro­gram. team­lead@can­ceras­ or 383-9797, ext. 102


Refuge Re­cov­ery, Dec. 10, 6 p.m. De La Sol Yoga Stu­dios, 430 York Blvd. Re­cov­er­ing ad­dicts who use Bud­dhist prin­ci­ples to fully heal from their ad­dic­tions. Email: refugere­cov­ery­hamil­ Hamil­ton Pre­na­tal Nutri­tion

Project, Dec. 12, 13, 14, 1 to 3 p.m. Mul­ti­ple venues. Free. For dates, times, lo­ca­tions, 546-3550 or hamil­­na­talGroups

Friends in Grief weekly drop-in, Dec. 13, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Vil­lage of Went­worth Heights, 1620 Up­per Went­worth. Re­lief, The Un­spo­ken Emo­tion: What do you do when death is a re­lief? 318-0059 St. James Angli­can Church Com­mu­nity Coat Drive, now to March 18, 2018. Clean coats, boots and sweaters wanted for men, women and chil­dren in need in the Hamil­ton area. De­liver to St. James Angli­can Church, 137 Melville St., Dun­das. Tues­day to Fri­day 9 a.m. to noon. 627-1424 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


Dun­das Tur­tle Watch, Dec. 11, 7:30 to 9 p.m. Royal Botan­i­cal Gar­dens, 680 Plains Rd. W. Free talk, Hamil­ton Nat­u­ral­ist Club tur­tle watcher Caro­line Baker, on help­ing to pro­tect, save, res­cue and ed­u­cate peo­ple about rep­tiles at risk. 637-7136 Speed-meet Dif­fer­ent Be­liefs, Dec. 10, 2 to 4 p.m., reg­is­ter by Dec. 9. Ask ques­tions to peo­ple of dif­fer­ent faith and be­lief back­grounds at this Speed Net­work­ing event, First Uni­tar­ian Church, 170 Dun­durn St. S. 517-2310

Val­ley Town Toast­mas­ters, Dec. 14, 7 p.m. Dun­das Town Hall, lower level, 60 Main St., Dun­das. Topic: Christ­mas Party for toast­mas­ters mem­bers. val­ley­town­toast­mas­


Bar­ton Street Christ­mas Mar­ket, Dec. 8, start­ing at 4 p.m., Cana­dian Ser­bian Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, 1415 Bar­ton St. E. Flam­bor­ough Hol­i­day Vil­lage, Dec. 8 to 23, start­ing at 4 p.m., fes­tive, fam­ily-friendly ac­tiv­i­ties for all ages, 1079 High­way 8. flamhol­i­dayvil­

Trivia Night, Dec. 8, 7:30 p.m. Dun­das Le­gion, 280 King St. W., Dun­das. 627-7221

Christ­mas Mu­sic Night, Dec. 10, 6:30 p.m., The Church of Je­sus Christ of Lat­ter Day Saints, 345 High­way 8, Stoney Creek.

Karaoke, with An­nette and Cor­rie, Dec. 8, 7:30 p.m. Branch 163 Le­gion, 435 Limeridge Rd. E. 385-3733

Friend­ship Club, Wed­nes­days shuf­fle­board; Thurs­days euchre, 1 to 4 p.m. Moun­tain Arena, 25 Hester St. Tea and friend­ship. Take el­e­va­tor to sec­ond floor. Ac­ces­si­ble

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

Jam­mers, Wed­nes­days, 6:30 p.m. Branch 58 Le­gion, 1180 Bar­ton St. E.

Pro­gres­sive Crib­bage, Dec. 13, 7:30 p.m. Branch 163 Le­gion, 435 Limeridge Rd. E. $5. 387-4515

Tai Chi My Style, Dec. 10, 10 a.m. to noon, 947 Ry­mal Rd. E. Free, easy flow­ing and prac­ti­cal at your own pace. Sun­days, rain or shine.


Ronnie and the Cor­vairs, Dec. 9, 7 p.m. Branch 551 Le­gion, 79 Hamil­ton St., Wa­ter­down. 689-6112

Catch the Ace, Dec. 9, 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

Stoney Creek Jam­mers, Tues­days, 6:30 to 10 p.m. Branch 622 Le­gion, 12 King St. E., Stoney Creek. 662-4171

GOOD FOOD Fes­tive Christ­mas Turkey Din­ner,

Dec. 8, 5 p.m. Church of the As­cen­sion, 64 For­est Ave. 5 p.m. meet and greet; Din­ner 6 p.m. Must re­serve: $20/person. Veg­e­tar­ian op­tion. En­ter­tain­ment: Flan­ders and Swann Trib­ute Duo. 527-3505, as­cen­

Ham and Turkey Roll, Dec. 8, 6 p.m. 447 Wing, 3210 Homestead Dr. 289-280-0157

Cookie Walk, Dec. 9, 9 a.m. Rock­ton United Church, 745 Old Hwy 8, Flam­bor­ough. Christ­mas Din­ner, Dec. 9, 6 p.m. Apos­tolic Ho­li­ness Church of Je­sus Christ, 40 Em­press Ave. Cost $5 per person, $15 for fam­ily of 4. 383-2987

Jam­min’ Break­fast, Dec. 9, 8 to 11 a.m. Bowl­man United Church, 880 Garner Rd. E., An­caster. $10. Bring your own mu­si­cal tal­ent and join the fun. 648-6943

Break­fast with Santa, Dec. 10, 8 a.m. to noon, Dun­das Le­gion, 280 King St. W., Dun­das. Bring the kids and grand­kids, don’t for­get your wish list. Cost $5 PP, or $20 for fam­ily of five. 627-7221 Loonie Lunch, Dec. 13, noon to 1:30 p.m. St. An­drew’s United Church, 479 Up­per Par­adise Rd. Nu­tri­tious lunch for a loonie or do­na­tion. 389-7666

Com­mu­nity Lunch, Dec. 13, noon to 1 p.m. Church of the Res­ur­rec­tion, 435 Mo­hawk Rd. W. De­li­cious and nu­tri­tious lunch served Wed­nes­days. Donations ap­pre­ci­ated.

Fish and Chips, Dec. 8, 4:30 to 7 p.m. Fish ($9) or Chicken ($8), and chip din­ner, Dun­das Le­gion, 280 King St. W., Dun­das. Eat in or Take out. 627-7221

Fish Fry, 4 to 7 p.m. Dec. 8, Branch 622 Le­gion, 12 King St. E., Stoney Creek. $10, chicken strips avail­able, dessert $2 ex­tra. 662-4171

Fish Fry, Fri­days, 4 to 7 p.m. $5.75 to $10. Branch 163 Le­gion, 435 Limeridge Rd. Open Mic Night with An­nette and Cor­rie, 7:30 p.m. 387-4515


Lady Hamil­ton Club walk­ing tour, Fri­day, Dec. 8, 2 p.m., down­town Hamil­ton 1.5 km walk fo­cus­ing on his­tor­i­cal sites. Meet at Vis­i­tors Cen­tre, 28 James St. N.


Win­ter Lights at the Rock, Dec. 8, 10, 5 to 8:30 p.m. David Bra­ley and Nancy Gor­don Rock Gar­den, 1185 York Blvd. The RBG Rock Gar­den awak­ens the spirit of win­ter, ex­plore mul­ti­cul­tural tra­di­tions and ac­tiv­i­ties. $10. 527-1157

Es­carp­ment Train Show, Dec. 9, 10, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. David Bra­ley and Nancy Gor­don Rock Gar­den, 1185 York Blvd. RBG’s new­est train ex­pe­ri­ence takes you on a jour­ney through four sea­sons of Cana­dian land­scapes. Pre-reg­is­tra­tion re­quired: 527-1157


Brunch with Santa and Mrs. Claus, Dec. 9, 10, 10 a.m. to noon, Royal Botan­i­cal Gar­dens, 680 Plains Rd. W., Burling­ton. En­joy a de­li­cious brunch buf­fet and then a day’s ac­tiv­i­ties. Pre-reg­is­tra­tion re­quired. Adults $45, child (4 to 12 years) $25, child (1 to 3 years), $6. 527-1157

Break­fast with Santa, Dec. 9, 9:30 a.m. The Sal­va­tion Army Mead­ow­lands Church, 187 Stone Church Rd., An­caster. Games crafts, mu­sic and a visit and photo with Santa. Wheel­chair ac­ces­si­ble. 304-0602 Break­fast with Santa, Dec. 9, 9 to 11:30 a.m. Mill­grove Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, 855 Mill­grove Side Rd., Flam­bor­ough. Crafts and fam­ily ac­tiv­i­ties. Email: flam­bor­oughk­in­club@hot­ Mark and Wendy’s Break­fast with

Santa, Dec. 9, 8 a.m. to noon. Bin­brook Fair­grounds, 2600 Re­gional Rd. 56, Glan­brook. Do­nate new toys to McMaster Chil­dren’s Hos­pi­tal or do­nate gen­tly used items to Good Shep­herd. Pur­chase tick­ets:

Math Quest, Dec. 9, 2:30 p.m. Wa­ter­down Li­brary, 163 Dun­das St. E., Wa­ter­down. Pull a quest from the kiosk, work to­gether to com­plete the quest, get your pass­port stamped and earn a prize. 546-3200

Christ­mas Fun for Kids, Dec. 10, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., MacNab Street Pres­by­te­rian Church, 116 MacNab St. S. Free pup­pet per­for­mance fol­lowed by lunch, face paint­ing, cookie dec­o­rat­ing, games and more.


Eat Drink and be “Mary”, Dec. 9, 12 to 4 p.m., Bat­tle­field House Mu­seum, 77 King St. W., Stoney Creek. Adults $7, se­nior/youth $6, chil­dren $5, fam­ily $20. 662-8458 Nelles Manor Christ­mas Tours, Dec. 9, 10, 1 to 4 p.m. Nelles Manor Mu­seum, 126 Main St. W., Grimsby. Chil­dren $10, Adults $15. Fam­ily $30. Re­fresh­ments in­cluded. Canned goods ac­cepted for char­ity. Door prizes. 289-696-5664. No pre-reg­is­tra­tion Vic­to­rian Christ­mas De­lights,

His­toric Cook­ing Work­shop, Dec. 9 and 10, 9 a.m. to noon. Dun­durn Na­tional His­toric Site, 610 York Blvd. Suitable for ages 14 years and older. $50 PP. Pre-reg­is­tra­tion re­quired. 546-2872

Made in Dun­das Christ­mas, Dec. 9, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dun­das Mu­seum and Archives, 139 Park St. W., Dun­das. Pic­tures with Santa, scav­enger hunts, craft-mak­ing, and more. Free. 627-7412

Live Steam­ers Day, Dec. 10, noon to 4 p.m. Hamil­ton Mu­seum of Steam and Tech­nol­ogy, 900 Wood­ward Ave. A day of trains in­side the 1913 Elec­tric Pump-House. Adults: $7, Se­niors/Youth: $6, Chil­dren: $5, In­fants: Free, Fam­ily: $20. 546-4797 ‘Twas The Night Be­fore Christ­mas, Dec. 9 and 16, 5 to 9 p.m. West­field Heritage Vil­lage, 1049 Kirk­wall Rd., Flam­bor­ough. Warmth of the sea­son through mu­sic, food sam­ples, fire­works and Fa­ther Christ­mas. Adults $11, se­niors/dis­abled $10, chil­dren $6.50. 525-2181 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


HARRRP of­fers a va­ri­ety of pro­grams at no cost for older adults 55+. Mon­days 1 p.m., car­pet bowl­ing; Tues­days 10 a.m. line danc­ing, 12:30 p.m. Texas Hold’em Poker, 2 p.m. ce­ram­ics and 6:30 p.m. art classes. Info: 544-0050 or

Mind­ful Barre and Bands, Dec. 8, 1 to 2 p.m. St. Joseph’s Villa, 56 Gov­er­nor’s Rd., Dun­das. An aquatic fit­ness class us­ing re­sis­tance bands, closed loop re­sis­tance bands and barre fit­ness. No reg­is­tra­tion re­quired. $6 class. 627-3541

Dun­das 55+ Group reg­is­tra­tion for Win­ter Pro­grams: Bone Builders, Line Danc­ing, Singing for Fun, Yoga, Car­dio Dance-Gen­tle. Reg­is­tra­tion: Dec. 12, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Dun­das Li­ons Memo­rial Com­mu­nity Cen­tre. Classes start week of Jan. 8, cost $20 to $30 for 10 weeks. wood­ or 627-7930 Free Well­ness/Fit­ness Class, Thurs­days, 2 to 3 p.m. Church of Christ, 321 East 27th St. YWCA in­struc­tor teaches healthy liv­ing and easy flow­ing Pi­lates. 745-5076 Stay Well Pro­gram, Dec. 8, 11, to 11:30 a.m. St. Joseph’s Health­care, 100 West 5th St., group ex­er­cise class de­signed for older adults or those with chronic health con­di­tions. Classes fo­cus on in­creas­ing mus­cu­lar strength, en­durance, car­dio­vas­cu­lar health, bal­ance and co-or­di­na­tion. Free. 522-1155 Tai Chi Fit­ness, Dec. 8, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. S.I.M. Gym, St. Joseph’s Villa, 56 Gov­er­nor’s Rd. Dun­das. $4 or free for mem­bers. Class also runs Mon­days, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. 627-3541 Sit and Be Fit, Dec. 8, 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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