Hello weekend. Here you are, all dolled up with nowhere to go.
It would be sad to spend the whole weekend indoors. Environment Canada is promising us mild temperatures and sunshine. The daytime highs are expected to reach 17 to 20 C and the lows 7 to 10. Be sure to wear your sunscreen and a hat to help with the days full of sunny skies.
Keep in mind, the Lincoln Alexander Parkway is closed for maintenance this weekend. Starting Friday at 1 p.m., the westbound Linc from Upper Red Hill Valley Parkway to Golf Links Road is closed until late Sunday night. Remember also to social distance whether you head out to a rally, enjoy the drive-in or stay in for a concert. It’s up to us to keep each other safe from COVID-19.
Check out these four things happening in the Hamilton area this weekend:
in Hamilton will be held on Saturday afternoon. The first rally will take place at Gore Park from 1 to 5 p.m. The second “peaceful protest” is set for 2 p.m. at Dundurn Park, with participants marching to city hall, according to organizer Amani Williams. All those participating are asked to wear masks and bring signs. A solidarity march is set to take place in Waterdown at 2 p.m. in Memorial Park.
Burlington’s Walk Off The Earth and the Barenaked Ladies are featured on Saturday’s episode of “Bud Stage At Home.” Stream or watch the concert, which will start at 8 p.m. It can be seen live on Citytv; online at https://bit.ly/CityTVBudStageAtHome. This concert is part of the four-part #BudStageAtHome series.
Stoney Creek’s Starlite Drive-in is open with three screens running from Friday to Thursday. Tickets are only available online. Visit premiertheatres.ca/starlite. The movies are a little older and you will need to bring your own popcorn. The washrooms are open. Attendees are required to remain in their vehicle. No open seating — like in the bed of a pickup truck — is allowed and the children’s playground is closed.
Jump in on this fantastic fundraiser for Hamilton’s Interval House. Order the suggested six-pack today so you are ready for a virtual wine tasting being held on Thursday, June 25, at 8 p.m., at Pearl Morissette Winery in Jordan. A portion of the proceeds from the wine packages purchased go to Interval House. It’s simple — order the suggested six-pack, then log on to the Zoom event for a tasting of the wines, where you can ask questions and learn from the Pearl Morissette winemaker. Visit intervalhousehamilton.org for more information.
Jennifer Moore is an editorial assistant at The Spectator in Hamilton. Reach her via email: firstname.lastname@example.org