Up at the crack of dawn? Take the kids to explore the interactive and exploratory environment at Hamilton Children’s Museum while you start your Saturday morning with company, coffee and treats. The museums’ Early Morning Risers event runs from 7:30 to 9 a.m., 1072 Main St. E. This is a free event.
The NHL Alumni Benefit Tour featuring NHL legends from Stanley Cup-winning teams, classic original six teams and local former players are in Hamilton Saturday night. The event promises to be an evening to remember that showcases top-shelf hockey skills, on-ice pranks and old-fashioned hockey nostalgia. In support of Help a Child Smile!, the game starts at 6 p.m. at Dave Andreychuk (Mountain) Arena, 25 Hester St. Doors open at 5.
Sir John A.’s birthday
Celebrate the birth of Canada’s first prime minister, Sir John A. Macdonald during a birthday gala on Saturday at the Scottish Rite, 4 Queen St. S. Doors open at 5 p.m. Dinner is at 6. Tickets are $60 each. For more information, contact email@example.com or call 905-554-9559. On Sunday, meet at the statue of Sir John A. Macdonald in Gore Park on John Street for a wreath-laying ceremony at 2 p.m. There’s a meet-and-greet afterward at RHLI officers mess in the James Street Armouries.
Winter and wine
Join the Twenty Valley Winter Winefest Saturday from noon to 9:30 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. in downtown Jordan. Festivities include tastings from 20 premium wineries. Free admission. Live music features local artists, wine and food sampling, fashion shows and winemakers challenges in the village. You can pick up tokens for food, beer, cocktails and wine during regular event hours at the event sales booth; 20valley.ca/site/winter-winefest.
Raptors in Focus
Get lens to beak with Mountsberg’s awe-inspiring raptors. Raptor Centre staff work with the feathered ambassadors and natural settings to help you get the best possible shot. Tickets are $35. The event is Saturday, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Hamilton takes on the Flint, Mich., Firebirds Saturday, 7 p.m., at FirstOntario Centre, 101 York Blvd. Tickets, $22 to $26.
Compiled by Jennifer Moore, The Hamilton Spectator