The Hamilton Spectator - - Local - Com­piled by Jen­nifer Moore, The Hamil­ton Spec­ta­tor

En­joy the fi­nal week­end of sum­mer. Make it a good one. We are look­ing at a mix of sun and cloud with highs of 27 through to Sun­day.


It’s the 10th an­niver­sary of Hamil­ton’s Supercrawl. The four days of free mu­sic and more fes­ti­val be­gan Thurs­day evening and con­tin­ues un­til Sun­day in down­town Hamil­ton. Cel­e­brate the di­ver­sity of Hamil­ton's James Street North dis­trict with mu­sic, film, arts, fash­ion and cul­ture. Road clo­sures are in ef­fect on James Street North and York Boule­vard Satur­day and Sun­day un­til Mon­day morn­ing. Most stage sched­ules be­gin at noon and the more than 30 food trucks are parked for the week­end.

It’s game day

Hamil­ton Tiger-Cats take on Cal­gary Stam­ped­ers Satur­day, 4 p.m., at Tim Hor­tons Field.

Feat for funds

Help United Way Hal­ton and Hamil­ton on Satur­day at the an­nual Plane Pull. If you aren’t on a team, you can come cheer from the side­lines as each team gets an op­por­tu­nity to pull a plane 40 feet across the tar­mac in the short­est amount of time. Tax re­ceipts for do­na­tions over $25. Do­na­tions can be made on­line.

Once upon a time

West­field Her­itage Vil­lage presents the Telling Tales Fes­ti­val on Sun­day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Gates open at 9:30. The day is packed full of ex­hibitors, pre­sen­ters and con­tests. Bring some books and take part in the book swap. Ad­mis­sion and park­ing are free.

You may want to bring a blan­ket, lawn chairs, lunch or snacks. A re­us­able wa­ter bot­tle that can be filled a the Quench Buggy is also good idea. There will be a book swap and shop, so bring a few gen­tly used chil­dren’s books to do­nate. No pets are al­lowed on the day of the fes­ti­val. For other in­for­ma­tion, visit telling­

Talk Like a Pi­rate Day

Arrr! Shiver me tim­bers! Want to learn how to sword fight like an old salty dog, run in a scav­enger hunt, or just dress like a pi­rate? The Hamil­ton Chil­dren’s Mu­seum, 1072 Main St. E., is cel­e­brat­ing In­ter­na­tional Talk Like a Pi­rate Day and hopes cu­ri­ous kids will come to ex­plore, in­vent and imag­ine on Satur­day from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The Great Big Theatre Com­pany will be at the mu­seum from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for some fine shanty singing. Dress up like a pi­rate and get free ad­mis­sion. 905-546-4848.

Home show

The an­nual Burling­ton Life­style Home Show is back at Main­way Recre­ation Cen­tre on Fri­day from 3 to 8 p.m. and Satur­day and Sun­day from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The show fea­tures many ex­hibitors, hun­dreds of new prod­ucts, lots of prizes and free draws. The recre­ation cen­tre is at 4015 Main­way Dr. Free ad­mis­sion. vir­tu­al­home­

Fair time

Bin­brook Fair is cel­e­brat­ing 163 years with a de­mo­li­tion derby, an­tique trac­tor pulls, sheepshear­ing demon­stra­tion, goat show, minia­ture horse show, heavy horses, horse pulls, baby show, cattle, arts and crafts and a mid­way. Ad­mis­sion is $8, kids 12 years and un­der get free en­try. All-week­end bracelets are $16, ad­vance pur­chase only. Opens Fri­day 5 to 11 p.m., Satur­day 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sun­day 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Park­ing is free on the grounds. bin­brook­

Terry Fox runs

Ev­ery Septem­ber, Cana­di­ans gather to sup­port and run at a Terry Fox Run. Pick a run, they’re all hap­pen­ing Sun­day, and join the legacy Fox left. You can find de­tails of all the events at ter­ry­

Some of Sun­day’s local run start times are: Gage Park at 10 a.m., Dun­das Driv­ing Park at 9 a.m., Con­fed­er­a­tion Park, out­side Hutch’s at 10 a.m., Mount Hope Youth Cen­tre at 9 a.m., Spencer Smith Park at 9 a.m., Cale­do­nia Fair­grounds at 10 a.m., Byng Is­land Con­ser­va­tion Park, Dun­nville at 1 p.m.


In this file photo, Ninka Bielak, from the Cre­ative Theatre Com­pany, is Alice in Won­der­land at the Telling Tales Fes­ti­val.

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