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Blood Donors Needed, May 21, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Hamil­ton Blood Donor Clinic, 35 Stone Church Rd. Vic­to­ria Day long week­end, 80 blood donors are needed. Book your ap­point­ment. Stu­dent Vol­un­teers, like to work with older adults and need vol­un­teer hours for school? Flex­i­ble times and days to vol­un­teer. St. Joseph’s Villa, 56 Gov­er­nor’s Rd., Dun­das. 627-3541.

Vol­un­teers, are re­quired to help se­niors get to med­i­cal ap­point­ments. Flex­i­ble sched­ule and mileage re­im­burse­ment. 529-0700. YWCA Se­niors Peer Con­nec­tor Pro­gram is re­cruit­ing vol­un­teers that are 55+ to pro­vide friendly home vis­its to iso­lated se­niors in Hamil­ton. A two-hour visit once a week helps se­niors in­crease their so­cial in­ter­ac­tions and com­mu­nity par­tic­i­pa­tion. Look­ing for a Ro­ma­nian speak­ing vol­un­teer. Shan­non: 522-9922 ext. 316 or shan­ley@ywc­a­hamil­

Lunch Bunch Vol­un­teers, help iso­lated se­niors come to­gether to share a nu­tri­tious meal, pick­ing peo­ple up at their homes and pro­vide a ride to and from the lunch pro­gram at Idlewyld Manor or St. Joseph’s am­bu­la­tory health cen­tre ev­ery sec­ond Tues­day, 11:30 to 2:30 p.m. VON Hamil­ton, 529-0700. Hamil­ton Lit­er­acy Coun­cil is look­ing for vol­un­teer tu­tors to teach English speak­ing adults ba­sic read­ing and math. Next ses­sion is May 22, 1 or 5 p.m. Two-day cer­ti­fied train­ing: May 28 and June 1, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. must at­tend both days. Reg­is­ter: 529-9907.

VON Hamil­ton, vol­un­teers are re­quested to visit with lonely or iso­lated in­di­vid­u­als in the com­mu­nity to have a chat, pro­vide com­pan­ion­ship and/or share a hobby. Vis­its are two hours per week on a flex­i­ble sched­ule. 529-0700. Vol­un­teers needed for Se­niors Out­reach Pro­gram, shop­ping in Burlington help­ing se­niors on and off the bus and help­ing with their gro­cery shop­ping and pro­vid­ing so­cial in­ter­ac­tion. Forti­nos 1059 Plains Rd. 528-5629.

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.


The Teach Pro­gram, May 18, 1 p.m. the Alzheimer So­ci­ety of Hamil­ton, 1575 Up­per Ottawa St., Suite 700. Learn hands-on tech­niques for man­ag­ing re­spon­sive be­haviours as­so­ci­ated with a de­men­tia di­ag­no­sis. 529-7030.

Fi­bromyal­gia Sup­port Group, May 22, 1 p.m. Bay Gar­dens Fu­neral Home, 947 Ry­mal Rd. E. Com­mu­nity Room, sec­ond floor, not wheelchair ac­ces­si­ble. 870-1477.

Food as preven­tion for obe­sity and di­a­betes, May 22, 7 p.m. Turner Park Li­brary, 352 Ry­mal Rd. E. Learn how diet and ex­er­cise can help re­duce the risk of obe­sity and adult-on­set type 2 di­a­betes. Reg­is­ter by May 21. Free. 546-4790. Rais­ing Good De­ci­sion Mak­ers, May 22, 7 p.m. Mill­grove Pub­lic School, 375 5th Con­ces­sion W., Mill­grove. Par­ent sem­i­nar by Dr. Jean Clin­ton. RSVP: Email: school­coun­ Car­bo­hy­drates, May 24, 9 a.m. St. Joseph’s Am­bu­la­tory Cen­tre, 2757 King St. E. Ev­ery­thing you wanted to know about car­bo­hy­drates and more. Di­a­betes Pro­gram. 573-4819. Al-Anon and Ala­teen Hamil­ton and Burlington, help for any­one whose life is, or has been, af­fected by some­one else’s drink­ing. 5221733 alanon­hamil­ton­burling­ 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. 5452525 or men­tal­ De­pres­sion, anx­i­ety, fears and panic at­tacks. Re­cov­ery Canada has a pro­gram that will help. Weekly meet­ings avail­able. 813-9120 or visit re­cov­


His­tor­i­cal Meet­ing, May 18, 7 p.m. Coach House, Dun­durn Cas­tle, 610 York Blvd. Speaker: Dave Pear­son, in­tro­duc­tion to the Cot­ton­wood Man­sion Mu­seum.

Lady Hamil­ton Club, May 23, 6:30 p.m. Dun­durn Cas­tle, Coach House, 610 York Blvd. Speaker: Susie Brath­waite, In­ter­na­tional Vil­lage Busi­ness Im­prove­ment Area (BIA). Email: la­dy­hamil­ton­club@out­ Steel­town Toast­mas­ters Open House, May 23, 7 p.m. Sackville Hill Se­niors Re­cre­ation Cen­tre, 780 Up­per Went­worth St. Meet­ing and open house net­work­ing event. 537-3744.

Val­ley Town Toast­mas­ters, Thurs­day, 7 p.m. Dun­das Town Hall, lower level, 60 Main St., Dun­das. val­ley­town­toast­mas­

First Wa­ter­down Toast­mas­ters, Tues­days, 7:30 p.m. Grace Angli­can Church, 157 Mill St. N., Wa­ter­down. Open to the pub­lic. At­tend your first three meet­ings for free. Visit wa­ter­down­toast­mas­ Stoney Creek Toast­mas­ters, Thurs­days, 7:15 p.m. Op­ti­mist Club Hall, 890 Queen­ston Rd., Stoney Creek. Pub­lic speak­ing and lead­er­ship train­ing. 549-1354.

Hamil­ton #1 Toast­mas­ters, Mon­days from 7 p.m. down­town YMCA, 79 James St. S., Paddy Cline room. Build con­fi­dence, com­mu­ni­ca­tion and lead­er­ship skills. 648-9503.


Pub Night, May 18, 5 p.m. Hamil­ton Air Force As­so­ci­a­tion, 128 King St. E., Dun­das. Mu­sic by Mike Woods, wings and fries from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for $12. 628-6697.

Pub Night, May 19, 6 p.m. Mill­grove United Church, 370 5th Con­ces­sion W., Flam­bor­ough. Fea­tured: Rol­lie Cum­mins and Friends. Tick­ets: $30, in­cludes din­ner/con­cert. 689-8617. Friend­ship Cir­cle, May 18, 10:30 a.m. Grace Angli­can Church, 157 Mill St. N., Wa­ter­down. Euchre, bring brown bag lunch, cof­fee/tea and cook­ies sup­plied.

Learn How to be a Great Gard­ner, May 22, 2 p.m. Con­ces­sion Li­brary, 565 Con­ces­sion St. Bring a sam­ple of your soil in a plas­tic con­tainer (1 cup). Reg­is­ter by May 21. Free. 546-3415.

Barslap Band, May 18, 8 p.m.. The Wing, 447 Wing RCAF As­so­ci­a­tion, 3210 Home­stead Dr., Mount Hope. 289-280-0157.

Mike Woods, May 18, 6 p.m. Hamil­ton Air Force As­so­ci­a­tion, 128 King St. E., Dun­das. Wings and fries served from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Joe Tucker, dance, May 19, 7:30 p.m. Club Room, Branch 163 Le­gion, 435 Limeridge Rd. E. $5 mem­bers $6 non-mem­bers. 387-4515.

Learn to Play the Bag­pipes, May 21, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Branch 58, Le­gion, 1180 Bar­ton St. E. Pipe Band is look­ing for new mem­bers to learn to play the bag­pipes or drums and join the band. Younger be­gin­ners (age 12 plus are wel­come). All les­sons free. Prac­tices on Mon­days. 664-4086.

Euchre, May 22, 7 p.m. Royal Cana­dian Le­gion, 79 Hamil­ton St. N., Wa­ter­down. 689-6112.

Karaoke with Dor­rie, Satur­days, 8 p.m.; live en­ter­tain­ment 2 to 5 p.m.

Satur­days; Stoney Creek Jam­mers 6:30 p.m. Main Hall Tues­days. Crib­bage Wed­nes­days, 7 p.m. Branch 622, Le­gion, 12 King St. E., Stoney Creek. 662-4171.


Royal Wed­ding Af­ter­noon Tea, May 18, 2 p.m. St. John’s Angli­can Church, 272 Wil­son St. An­caster. Mu­sic, games and prizes, hats and fas­ci­na­tors wel­come. $25 ad­vance tick­ets: 648-2353.

Wheel Food Wed­nes­days, May 23, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Bin­brook Fair­grounds, 2600 Re­gional Rd. 56, Glan­brook. Weekly food truck event hosted by Bin­brook United Church. Six food trucks will ro­tate on a weekly ba­sis.

Beef on a Bun, May 25, 5:30 p.m. Dun­das Le­gion, 280 King St. W. Lasagna roll-ups with gar­den salad, fries, $9. Pro­gres­sive euchre to fol­low, $5. 627-7221.

Eats ‘N’ More, May 23, noon to 1 p.m. Apos­tolic Ho­li­ness Church of Je­sus Christ, 40 Empress Ave. Soup and sand­wiches, ad­mis­sion loonie or free will do­na­tion. Ac­ces­si­ble. 528-1799.

Com­mu­nity Lunch, May 23, noon to 1 p.m. Church of the Res­ur­rec­tion, 435 Mo­hawk Rd. W. De­li­cious and nu­tri­tious lunch served Wed­nes­days. Donations ap­pre­ci­ated.

Fish Fry, May 25, 4 to 7 p.m. Branch 622 Le­gion, 12 King St. E., Stoney Creek. $11, chicken strips avail­able 1 pc. din­ner $9, dessert $2 ex­tra. 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.

Fish and Chips, May 25, 4 to 7 p.m. Branch 58 Le­gion, 1180 Bar­ton St. E. Had­dock, fries, coleslaw, bev­er­age, $9. Se­lec­tion of pies. 544-6385.


Vic­to­ria Day Fire­works, May 20, 6 p.m. Dun­das Driv­ing Park, 71 Cross St. Live mu­sic and food truck on­site, fire­works be­gin at 9:30 p.m. weather per­mit­ting. No per­sonal fire­works or sparklers al­lowed. Vic­to­rian Tea Party, May 19 to 21, 2 p.m. Bronte Creek Pro­vin­cial Park, 1219 Bur­loak Dr., Oakville. En­joy tea and cake, then browse the quilts, crafts and wood­work­ing by Friends of Bronte Creek avail­able for sale at the tea party. 827-6911.

Free Vic­to­ria Day Break­fast, May 21, 9 to 11 a.m. MacNab Street Pres­by­te­rian Church, 116 MacNab St. S. Pan­cakes and sausages. Vic­to­ria Day BBQ, May 21, noon to 4 p.m. with en­ter­tain­ment by Lionel Bernard, 1 to 4 p.m. Main Hall, Branch 622 Le­gion, 12 King St. E., Stoney Creek. Cover: $5.


Springfest, May 19, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Rock­ton Fair­grounds, 812 Old High­way 8. Gar­den cen­tre, garage sale, food, bake sale, kid’s ac­tiv­i­ties, silent auc­tion, break­fast and more. Huge Plant Sale, An­caster Hor­ti­cul­tural So­ci­ety, May 19, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Food Ba­sics plaza park­ing lot, 71 Wil­son St. W., An­caster. Poli­na­tor-friendly peren­ni­als and shrubs, flow­er­ing trees and heir­loom tomato plants, pot­ted herbs

and more.

Spring Garage Sale, May 19, 8 a.m. to noon. Trans­fig­u­ra­tion Lutheran Church, 232 Fen­nell Ave. E.

Plant Sale, Mount Hamil­ton Hor­ti­cul­tural So­ci­ety, May 19, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Che­doke Pres­by­te­rian Church, 865 Mo­hawk Rd. W. An­nu­als, peren­ni­als, veg­gies and con­nois­seur plants.

Bur­sary Fundraiser Plant Sale, May 19, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. St. Au­gus­tine’s Par­ish Hall, 58 Sydenham St., Dun­das. As­sorted peren­ni­als, an­nu­als, herbs and miscellaneous gar­den items.

Garage Sale and Food Truck Fundraiser, for St. Joseph’s Hos­pi­tal Foun­da­tion, May 19, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cir­rius Realty 2826 King St. E. Pro­ceeds to post-kid­ney trans­plant ed­u­ca­tion and re­fur­bish­ment of the Dial­y­sis Cen­tre at St. Joseph Hos­pi­tal. Call for items to be picked up, 961-4664.

Cloth­ing Bag Sale, May 19, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. East­mount Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, 115 East 26th St. Mountain Kidz Klub is in need of vol­un­teers to help re­build bro­ken gar­den boxes, clean up gar­den area. Com­mu­nity bar­be­cue, in­door cloth­ing/rum­mage sale pro­ceeds to­ward gar­den re­hab.

Spring Plant and Bake Sale, May 19, 8 a.m. to noon. St. Paul’s Angli­can Church, 27 Orkney St. E., Cale­do­nia, Haldimand Hor­ti­cul­tural So­ci­ety, peren­ni­als, an­nu­als, gar­den mem­o­ra­bilia and more.

City Kidz Garage Sale, fundraiser, May 19, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Bayfront Park, park­ing lot.

Stoney Creek Gar­den Club Plant Sale, May 20, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bat­tle­field Park Pav­il­ion, 77 King St. W., Stoney Creek.

Plant Sale, May 19, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. 199 Cranbrook Dr. Fundraiser for Ju­ve­nile Di­a­betes Re­search Foun­da­tion.


Hal­ton Re­gion 5 K Walk for ALS, May 21, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bronte Creek Pro­vin­cial Park, 1219 Bur­loak Dr., Oakville. ALS Canada. Sixty per cent of funds go to pa­tient care ser­vices, 40% of funds go to re­search. Email: hen­der­son.lind­


May Stuff the Bus Food Drive, May 19, 9 a.m.. to 4 p.m. Forti­nos, 1555 Up­per James St. Please help stuff a school bus full of food donations in sup­port of the Neigh­bour to Neigh­bour food bank.

Elec­tron­ics and cloth­ing re­cy­cling, May 18 to 20, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. St. James United Church, 306 Park­side Dr., Wa­ter­down. Please bag cloth­ing. 689-6223.

Scottish Rite of Free Ma­sonry Ghost Walk, May 18, 7:30 p.m. 200 James St. N. Tick­ets: $19.47, kids 13 and up $10.60, se­niors $15.05. info@ghost­ Women’s Art As­so­ci­a­tion of Hamil­ton, 122 Ju­ried Exhibition, May 20, 1 to 3 p.m. Art Gallery of Hamil­ton, 123 King St. W.

Sto­ries in Stone, May 19, 11 a.m. Hamil­ton Ceme­tery His­tor­i­cal Walk­ing Tours. Free. Gate­house, 777 York Blvd. War of 1812 tour. Ap­prox­i­mately 2 hours, hosted by Robin McKee. 544-9559.


Fam­ily Movie Night, May 18, 7 p.m. Christ Church Flam­bor­ough, 92 High­way 8, Flam­bor­ough. Fea­ture: Brother Bear, free pop­corn. Plant­ing Day, May 19, 11 a.m. Turner Park Li­brary, 352 Ry­mal Rd. E. Gar­den­ing themed sto­ry­time on the pa­tio and plant some flow­ers in the chil­dren’s gar­den. Ages birth to four years. 546-4790. Knit for a Cause, May 23, 3 p.m. Salt­fleet Li­brary, 131 Gray Rd., Stoney Creek. Stu­dents in grades 9 to12 can knit a scarf, hat, or mitts for the Hamil­ton Out of the Cold pro­gram and earn vol­un­teer hours. Sup­plies and in­struc­tion pro­vided. Ages 12 to 18. 662-8611.

Cook­ing for Kids, May 23, 4 p.m. Ter­ry­berry Li­brary, 100 Mo­hawk Rd. W. Have fun learn­ing how to chop, grate peel and more. Healthy eat­ing with Hamil­ton Com­mu­nity Food Ad­vi­sors. Food and recipes in­cluded, ages four to12. Reg­is­ter by May 22. 546-3921. Wed­nes­day Wig­glers, May 23, 9:30 to 11 a.m. Hamil­ton Chil­dren’s Mu­seum, 1072 Main St. E. Themed drop-in pro­gram sto­ries, songs, dis­cov­ery and more, ages two to four years. Adults: $2, se­niors/ stu­dents: $2, chil­dren: $4, in­fants (un­der 1 year) free, fam­ily $9. 5464848.

Stu­dent Job Search Work­shop, May 22, 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.


Death and Dy­ing Exhibition, to June 30, Grimsby Mu­seum, 6 Mur­ray St. Free for mem­bers, $3 adult, $2 stu­dent/se­nior. In col­lab­o­ra­tion with McNally House and Stone­house Whit­comb Fu­neral Home, a fas­ci­nat­ing and ed­u­ca­tional ex­hibit on fu­ner­ary prac­tices from all over the world. 945-5292.

Sun­days at West­field, now to the end of Oc­to­ber, 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.


Sackville Hill Se­niors Re­cre­ation Cen­tre Movie Nights, May 22, 6 p.m. Mem­bers $2, non-mem­bers $4.55, in­cludes snacks. Sign up in ad­vance. 780 Up­per Went­worth St. 546-2541.

Aer­o­bics, May 21, 8:30 a.m. S.I.M. Gym, St. Joseph’s Villa, 56 Gov­er­nor’s Rd., Dun­das. $4, 627-3541. Al­ber­tones Look­ing for New Mem­bers, May 23, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. An­caster Se­nior Achieve­ment Cen­tre, 622 Al­ber­ton Rd. S. Gen­tle­men who en­joy singing, can join a four-part har­mony male cho­rus that prac­tice at the cen­tre and per­form in the com­mu­nity. Info: 546-2999.

Bridge Play­ers, wanted to play con­tract bridge, at the An­caster Se­nior Achieve­ment Cen­tre 55+, Mon­days from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Cost $1 per visit plus se­nior re­cre­ation mem­ber­ship. 546-2999.

Spin Classes, Tues­days, 12:30 p.m., Thurs­days 8 a.m. and Fri­days, 8:30 a.m. S.I.M. Gym, St. Joseph’s Villa, 56 Gov­er­nor’s Rd., Dun­das. $4 or free for mem­bers. 627-3541.

Yoga for Se­niors, Mon­days and Thurs­days, 10 to 11 a.m. Stoney Creek Club 60, 6 King St. W., Stoney Creek. Cost $2. Gen­tle chair yoga for se­niors. 664-6110. HARRRP, of­fers free pro­grams for adults 55 and over. Tues­days, 12:30 p.m. Laugh­ter, yoga; 1 p.m., adult colour­ing. Texas Hold’em; 2 p.m. HARRRP, 705 Main St. E. For other pro­grams 544-0050 or Stoney Creek Chris­tian Cof­fee Hour, May 22, 9:45 a.m. Wi­nona Vine Es­tates, 269 Glover Rd. Stoney Creek Se­niors meet Tues­days for fel­low­ship and fun. 664-4530. Freel­ton Se­niors Euchre, Tues­days, 1 to 4 p.m. Freel­ton United Church, 155 Freel­ton Rd., Flam­bor­ough. Euchre, cof­fee and snacks. 6591135.


Vic­to­ria Day Fire­works, May 20, 6 p.m. Dun­das Driv­ing Park, 71 Cross St. Live mu­sic and food truck on-site, fire­works be­gin at 9:30 p.m. weather per­mit­ting. No per­sonal fire­works or sparklers al­lowed.

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