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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. blood.ca. 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 email@example.com.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 alanonhamiltonburlington.ca/. 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 mentalhealthrights.ca. Depression, anxiety, fears and panic attacks. Recovery Canada has a program that will help. Weekly meetings available. 813-9120 or visit recoverycanada.org.
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: email@example.com. 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. valleytowntoastmasters.com.
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 waterdowntoastmasters.com. 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.
SALES AND MORE
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. email@example.com. Women’s Art Association of Hamilton, 122 Juried Exhibition, May 20, 1 to 3 p.m. Art Gallery of Hamilton, 123 King St. W. waah.ca.
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 harrrp.ca. 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.