The Hamilton Spectator

SPRING FORWARD WITH FUN EVENTS

- MIKE PEARSON REPORTER THE HAMILTON SPECTATOR FILE PHOTO

Daylight time begins this Sunday at 2 a.m., when clocks move ahead one hour. While most WiFi-connected devices should make the switch automatica­lly, be sure to change your wall clocks before you go to bed Saturday night.

To help make the most of your somewhat shortened weekend, here are some interestin­g events.

Seasonal events

■ Spring is just around the corner and the Spring Tide Bulb Show is back at Gage Park Greenhouse. Participat­e in a scavenger hunt, browse a vendor marketplac­e and enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of the season. The show is open through March 17, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with free admission and parking.

■ Learn about the annual spring bird migration during Saturday’s Hawk Walk at Beamer Memorial Conservati­on Area, 28 Quarry Rd., Grimsby. Katy Sokoloski of the Niagara Peninsula Conservati­on Authority, Hawkwatch volunteers and the Lincoln Pelham Public Library will host a guided birding and hawk-watch hike. The event begins at 10:30 a.m. Register at lppl.ca.

Food and drink

■Halton Naval Veterans Associatio­n hosts Soup Fest Burlington this Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. at 2444 Industrial St. Admission is $5 to taste and judge the soups, with all proceeds benefiting the associatio­n.

■ The Connon Nurseries Winter Market continues at Saturday at Connon Nurseries (656 Robson Rd., Waterdown), from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Shop for local food, artisan products and more, with live entertainm­ent.

■ You can still enjoy a taste of maple syrup season at Westfield Heritage Village on Sundays in March at 1049 Kirkwall Rd., Rockton. Starting at 11 a.m., see how sap is turned into syrup, with demonstrat­ions in a modern sugar shack. Advance tickets are required. See westfieldh­eritage.ca for full details.

Sports

■ The Brantford Bulldogs face off against the Peterborou­gh Petes this

Sunday at 4 p.m. at the Brantford Civic Centre, (69 Market St. S.) Find tickets at ticketmast­er.ca.

Comedy

■ Laugh the night away with Bianca Del Rio and the Dead Inside Comedy Tour Saturday at 8 p.m. at FirstOntar­io Concert Hall, 1 Summers Lane. Tickets range from $55 to 349 at ticketmast­er.ca.

Film

■ Relive TV nostalgia Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Westdale Theatre, (1014 King St. W.) during TV on Film Retro Saturday. See animated gems like “Rocket Robin Hood,” “The Mighty Hercules” and “Tales from the Wizard of Oz,” all on 16-millimetre film. Find tickets at thewestdal­e.ca.

■ Also on Saturday at 1 p.m., the Westdale presents “Trolls Band Together” part of its March Break Matinees series. Tickets are $8.

Craft and trade shows

■ Visit the Ancaster Fairground­s (630 Trinity Rd. S) this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the Spring Into Spring craft show. Shop for unique creations from more than 100 crafters and small businesses. Admission is $6 at the door.

■ Reel in some deals on fishing gear at the Bassmaster­s Fishing Swap Meet this Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Ancaster Fairground­s. Adult admission is $5.

Browse a wide selection of new and used items.

See hamiltonba­ssmasters.com for more details.

Eclipse workshop

■ A total solar eclipse is coming on April 8 and Hamilton Amateur Astronomer­s are offering a free eclipse and telescope workshop to help you get the best view. The workshop is Saturday 1 to 4 p.m. at St. Matthew’s Anglican Church, 126 Plains Rd. E., Burlington. Learn more at amateurast­ronomy.org.

Theatre

■ Performanc­es of “Shirley Valentine,” starring Shauna Black, continue Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at Theatre Aquarius, (190 King William St.) It’s a story about a Liverpool housewife lost in marriage and motherhood who steps out of her comfort zone with a life-changing trip to Greece. For more informatio­n and to purchase tickets, see theatreaqu­arius.org.

■ Seussical the Musical continues at Hamilton Theatre Inc., with shows Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. at 140 MacNab St. N. Purchase tickets at ticketscen­e.ca.

■ Drury Lane Theatre presents the 43rd annual Music Hall, with performanc­es continuing Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. at 2269 New St., Burlington. Booing and cheering are encouraged at this comedy variety show, featuring numbers that hearken back to the days of British and American music halls, with a modern twist. See drurylane.ca for tickets.

 ?? ?? Hamilton’s Spring Tide Bulb Show is back at the Gage Park Greenhouse through March 17. Participat­e in a scavenger hunt, browse a vendor marketplac­e and enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of the season.
Hamilton’s Spring Tide Bulb Show is back at the Gage Park Greenhouse through March 17. Participat­e in a scavenger hunt, browse a vendor marketplac­e and enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of the season.

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