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Morn­ing play­time

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.

NHL Alumni

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 robin­m­c­kee3@gmail.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

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