Vol. 21 No. 9 • March 5 - 11, 2015 In Our 20th Year Serving Greater Hamilton

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Hot Summer Guide 2014

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June 19 - 25, 2014
BROTT MUSIC FESTIVAL • Mozart Requiem...The Genius of Amadeus. Our own celebrated Maestro Brott leads the National Academy Orchestra of Canada and the fabulous Arcady Singers in Mozart’s Requiem. Beckett’s An Offering of Songs brings more beautiful colours to our performance. June 19, 7:30pm. • The great Eroica and The Emperor is Beethoven at his most magnificent. Internationally acclaimed pianist Arthur Ozolins is our soloist. June 27, 7:30pm. • Spectacular Strings. Violin virtuoso Martin Beaver returns to the Festival. After the concerto Beaver is joined by viola sensation Nicolò Eugelmi for Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante. Boris and the NAO captivate with the our favourite Pines of Rome and Alexander Brott’s Martlett’s Muse. July 6, 7:30pm. • Romeo and Juliet - A Story of Love. Stunning ballet Pas de Deux illuminate the stories of star-crossed lovers as National Ballet of Canada stars Rodriguez and Stanczyk perform a passionate visual portrayal of the eternal love stories. The ever-popular West Side Story is always magical. July 17, 7:30pm. //Burlington Performing Arts Centre, 440 Locust St. • Klezmania! A dynamic program taking inspiration from nomadic Jewish musicians in the 19th and 20th centuries resulting in an unforgettable and uplifting performance. July 3, 7:30pm. //Adas Israel Synagogue, Netkin Auditorium, 125 Cline Ave. S., Ham • From Beethoven To Bergs..A Night To Remember! Internationally renowned pianist Valerie Tryon joins Redeemer Director of Music Paul Thorlakson, Brent Fifield and the Redeemer Summer Festival Choir, Maestro Brott and the NAO in a spectacular evening of some of the world’s best music. July 4, 7:30pm. //Redeemer University College, 777 Garner Rd. E., Anc. • Fly Me To The Moon...The Sinatra Evening. American singer and Frank Sinatra sensation Chris Jason bears such a vocal resemblance to the Chairman of the Board you will swear it is Sinatra himself! July 10, 7:30pm. • Valerie & Boris - Brilliance x 2. Music from the fjords of Norway, the green fields of England and the vast scenic landscapes of Canada. Join us in celebrating 27 years of great music together for our Maestro and our beloved Festival favourite, Valerie Tryon! July 24, 7:30pm. • Opera’s Best Gems. International opera stars soprano Aline Kutan and baritone James Westman delight us with beloved arias from the world’s greatest operas. July 31, 7:30pm. • Parker And Paganini - Russian Masterpieces. Aug. 7, 7:30pm. • The Rite of Spring - Grand Finale. National Ballet superstars Jillian Vanstone and Patrick Lavoie dazzle in three of the worlds most glorious ballets. Aug. 14. 7:30pm. //Mohawk College, McIntyre Performing Arts Centre, 135 Fennell Ave, W, • From Broadway With Love - A Tribute To Pauline Zamprogna. Host Dominic Zamprogna, star of General Hospital, Battlestar Galactica and many other Hollywood productions joins a star-studded cast of Theatre Aquarius Summer Musical Theatre alumni including the talented Nick Settimi and Kristen Peace. A musical tribute to Pauline Zamprogna, Hamilton’s Fair Lady of musical theatre. July 14, 7:30pm. //Theatre Aquarius, 190 King William. • Brott At Fieldcote. The serene and beautiful surroundings of Fieldcote Park play host to the anniversary celebrations of Ancaster’s 1814 Bloody Assizes. The NAO will wake the birds with Beethoven and raise the Ravens with Tchaikovsky’s mighty 1812 Overture. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket, find a spot and be taken back to 1814! July 20, 7pm. //Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum, 64 Sulphur Springs • Award-winning Canadian blues artist Rita Chiarelli brings her powerful and poignant songs to the Bay City Music Hall for a not-to-be-missed special concert with Boris and the National Academy Orchestra. Aug. 8, 8pm. //Bay City Music Hall, 50 Leander Drive • Polkas and Pierogis. Bring you best dancing shoes, a good appetite for our delectable pierogis and join in the fun. Canada’s three time Grammy winner Walter Ostanek and his talented musicians bring you their very best Polkas. Aug. 9, 8pm. //White Eagle Banquet Centre – Polish Hall, 1015 Barton E. • High Tea - Music For An Enchanted Afternoon. Clarinettist Kornel Wolac joins pianist Shoshana Telner and members of the NAO for an afternoon of musical delights. An Afternoon Tea to rival that of England’s Harrods…scrumptious sandwiches, superb scones, tasty pastries, jams, creams and of course your tea served at intermission. Aug. 10, 3pm. //St. John’s Anglican Church, 272 Wilson E.• For tickets to these shows, call 1.888.475.9377 or 905.525.7664 or visit brottmusic.com  
SOMETHING ELSE! FESTIVAL OF CREATIVE MUSIC • Zula presents five nights of contemporary, free-jazz, improvised, experimental, avant-garde, electronica, avant-pop and folk music. Exciting double-bills with some of the finest in creative music from around the world. Line up - June 19: Golden State, Sun Rooms. June 20:  Sun Rooms, Interstellar Orchestra. June 21: Spar & Automatic, Ronley Teper & Her Lipliners. Doors at 8pm. Tickets $12-23. Passes $60. For more info and tickets go to zulapresents.org //Hamilton Artists Inc., 155 James N.
CIDERFEST 2014 • Country music concert, BBQ & cider festival. Featured Vendors: Puddicombe Cider Co., Molson Canadian Cider, County Cider Co., Thornbury Village Cidery, Pommies Dry Cider Co, Spirit Tree Estate Cidery, Twin Pines Orchards & Cider House, Bains Road Cider Co., Carrick Wines and Ciders, Puddicombe Estate (Wine & Food). Live music line up: June 20: Brad james, Aaron Pritchett, Chad Brownlee. June 21: The Phill Bottling Band, Amy Churn, Tebey, Autumn Hill, High Valley, George Canyon. June 20, 5:30-9pm & June 21, 1-9pm. For more info and tickets visit ciderfest.ca //Puddicombe Estate, 1468 Highway #8, Winona
HAMILTON INTERNATIONAL GUITAR FESTIVAL AND COMPETITION • Five spectacular concerts, lessons, workshops, vendor showcase and more. Schedule: Jerome Ducharme (Canada), June 20, 8pm. Cem Celiksirt (Turkey), June 21, 2pm. Johannes Moller (Sweden), June 21, 8pm. Hugo Acosta (Mexico), June 22, 2pm. International Competition Finals:  young stars of the guitar, June 22, 8pm. Tickets ($25/15/10) available at guitarhamilton.com or by calling 905.807.4792. //Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts, 126 James S.
MORDEN’S ORGANIC FARM ANNUAL FAMILY FESTIVAL • Join us for a day of fun on a local heritage farm, with a wide variety of farm animals to see, and organic gardens to stroll. Special attractions include: Exotic Animals from Tiger Paws, Papa's Trains, Where Are You Cinderella? by Studio Babette Puppet Theatre, Greensville Fire Department, Rotary Antique Fire Trucks, Clown, Antique Tractors, Pony Rides, Organic Ice Cream, Race Car, 4H Club of Hamilton, Local Bluegrass Fiddlers, Local Farmers and Craftsmen displaying their wares, including Weir's Lane Lavender, Pavlo Pottery, Feige's Gourmet and many more, Optimist Food Trailer, proceeds to Routes Youth Centre. June 21, 10am-5pm. Adults: $5, children: free. //Morden's Organic Farm, 801 Collinson Rd., corner of Hwy 5 and Brock Rd., Dundas
IT’S YOUR FESTIVAL • The oldest and biggest Canada Day Festival in Canada. Featuring: 5 Stages of  Entertainment - Top Headliners. Foods of the World. 150 Arts & Crafts. Folkloric Dance & Choral Groups. Rise 2 Fame Youth Talent Search. Canada Day Flag Raising Ceremony. Canada’s Biggest Birthday Cake. Canada Day Baby Contest. I love Canada Colouring Contest. Hamilton Spectator Spelling Bee Contest. Beer Garden. Midway & Pony Rides. Puppet Shows & Magicians. Art Exhibit Children’s Education Centre. Karaoke, Bingo and Much More! June 28-July 1. For more info visit itsyourfestival.ca //Gage Park
BECAUSE BEER FESTIVAL • Why? Because beer. Craft beer sampling from over 20 craft beer companies, a BJCP-sanctioned homebrew competition, a music stage, guest speakers, and specialty food trucks. Live musical guests include: Dinner Belles, Ginger St. James, Harlan Pepper, Terra Lightfoot, The Tallest Tree. July 11, 4-11pm & July 12, 12-8pm. $25 per day or $40 for a two-day pass. Admission price includes one Because Beer tasting mug and four craft beer samples. Two-day passes include an additional six craft beer samples. Extra samples can be purchased for $1 each. Special tickets are available for non-drinkers and designated drivers for $10/day. 19+ event • For details go to becausebeer.ca  //Pier 4 Park
HAMILTON WORLD MUSIC FESTIVAL • Free three day outdoor music festival presented by Matapa Music & Arts Organization in partnership with Hamilton Centre for Civic Inclusion, Centre Français du Hamilton and Immigrant Cultural & Arts Association. The festival aims to celebrate cultural diversity through the presentation of music and art from all over the globe. Live musical guests include: Frank Yamma & David Bridie (Australia), Huu Bac (Vietnam/Montreal), Kakana (Mozambique), Jaime Rodriguez Band (Colombia/Netherland), Vox Sambou (Haiti/Montreal), Scantily Plaid (Canadian Celtic/Hamilton), Kongero (Sweden).  July 11, 6-11pm, July 12 & 13, 2-11pm. //Gage Park
BURLINGTON BEER FESTIVAL 2014 •  Sharing the innovative spirit of the brew it salutes, the Burlington Beer Festival is the first celebration of the craft beer community in the region, and Craft is the name of the game. Festival guests will sample and learn about new and exciting offerings from unique craft breweries, as well as enjoy fare from local restaurants. Guests will have the opportunity to sample and engage with representatives of the breweries and educate themselves on the individual brewing styles and products available.  Our $35 general admission ticket offers value over and above the admission into the park, providing tasting tickets and live music all weekend. Live music line up includes The Dirty Pioneers, Violett Jean, The Kings, Sonny Boy Mick, Robyn Pauhl, Tomi Swick. July 18, 3-10pm. July 19, 12-10pm. July 20, 12-8pm. For more info on events and tickets go to burlingtonbeerfest.com //Spencer Smith Park,  Burl.
TD FESTIVAL OF FRIENDS 2014 • Multiple stages of music, an amazing Haunted House, a massive midway, beer gardens, fantastic selection of food, artisans and crafters selling beautiful stuff, activities for the kids, and admission is free! Aug. 8-10. Rain or shine. For details go to festivaloffriends.ca //Ancaster Fairgrounds, 630 Trinity Rd. S., Jerseyville
DUNDAS CACTUS FESTIVAL • Parade, live entertainment, vendors, Family Fun Zone, baby cactus contest, Robertson’s Midway.  Aug. 15-17. For details go to dundascactusfest.ca
WINONA PEACH FESTIVAL • Live entertainment, arts & crafts vendors, commercial exhibits, midway, food court, Peach of a Car Show. Aug. 22-24. For details go to winonapeach.com //Winona Park
CANADA’S LARGEST RIBFEST • Family-friendly, four-day food extravaganza! Ribfest has a fantastic line up of live bands, daily kids’ activities, and a crafters’ Artisan Fair. Aug. 29-Sept. 1. For details go to canadaslargestribfest.com //Spencer Smith Park, Burl.
LOCKE STREET FESTIVAL •   Locke Street Festival is an annual event with stalls, live entertainment, food and everything you need for a fun-filled family day out. Sept. 6, starting at 10am. For details visit lockestreetfestival.com //Locke Street
SUPERCRAWL 2014 •  Annual festival showcasing the intrinsic charm and cultural character of James Street North and host to music, art, dance and theatre from Hamilton and around the world. Sept. 12-14. For details visit supercrawl.ca //James N.
TELLING TALES 2014 •  Telling Tales: A Family Festival of Stories. Celebrated Canadian children’s author Dennis Lee returns to the Telling Tales Festival this year to celebrate the 40th anniversary of his classic book Alligator Pie. Lee will be joined by more than 20 of Canada’s best children’s authors, illustrators, storytellers, and musicians who promise to entertain and delight. Free parking at Rockton Fairgrounds with complimentary shuttle service to Westfield. Sept. 14, 10am-4pm. Free admission. For full festival line-up go to tellingtales.org //Westfield Heritage Village,1049 Kirkwall Rd., Rockton
THE ANCASTER FAIR 2014 • Sept. 18-21. For details visit ancasterfair.ca //Ancaster Fairgrounds, 630 Trinity Rd.

4TH ANNUAL GORE PARK SUMMER PROMENADE • The Downtown Hamilton BIA is proud to announce the 4th annual Gore Park Summer Promenade. Featuring local vendors showcasing handcrafted jewelry, artwork, and clothing, and all of your favourite food trucks from the surrounding area. The Promenade will run from 11am-5:30pm every Wed., Thur. and Fri., and from 5:30-8pm every Thurs. evening until Aug. 29. • Live music line up: June 19: Highnote Ramblers, 5:30pm. June 20: Back Rent Blues Band, 12pm. June 25: William Mukuna, 12pm. June 26: Em w/Them, 12pm. Little Peter & The Elegants, 5:30pm. June 27: Shari & Jonny, 12pm. July 2: James Anthony, 12pm.  July 3: Twang Bastards, 12pm & 5:30pm. July 4: Michael Maguire, 12pm. July 9: Big John & The Night Tripper, 12pm. July 10: Trio Del Feugo, 12pm. TrickBag, 5:30pm. July 11: Apollo’s Crown, 12pm. July 16: Laura Cole Band, 12pm. July 18: Al Corbeil, 12pm. July 23: Brenda Brown, 12pm. July 24: The Persuaders, 12pm. Retro Party Groove, 5:30pm. July 25: Pirates of Love, 12pm. July 30: Yanni Kapoulas, 12pm. July 31: Dulamon, 12pm. Gentlemen Spectres, 5:30pm. Aug. 1: Sloppy Jalopy, 12pm. Aug. 6: Shealagh, 12pm. Aug. 7: Tuba 4, 12pm. Soul Cats, 5:30pm. Aug. 13: Aubrey Wilson Quartet, 12pm. Aug. 14: The Hammer Antics, 12pm. Born in the 80’s, 5:30pm. Aug. 15: The Perfect Strangers, 12pm. Aug. 20: Steve Burnside & Marquis, 12pm. Aug. 21: Roberts & Shea, 12pm. Aug. 27: Troy Harmer, 12pm. Aug. 28: Lindsey Rynders, 5:30pm. • For more details go to downtownhamilton.org
HAUNTED HAMILTON GHOST WALKS • Ghost Walks of Downtown Hamilton are the original tours in the city where we began. Stops outside the old Royal Connaught Hotel, Right House, Hamilton Place, Whitehern Mansion, and a connection that may have put the world's most infamous killer in Hamilton! June 21, July 25, Aug. 15. • Haunted Hamilton's Ghost Hunts are paranormal investigations for everyone! Take part in a night dedicated to communication with the dead, ghost stories and real experiences. This night includes a mini-Ghost Walk, use of real ghost hunting tools, ghost stories and more, ending with a traditional Victorian séance. June 28, July 26, Aug. 8. • Hamilton's Dark History Tours are the stories your history teachers never wanted you to know. Starting from The Radius Cafe, this tour then ventures out to the spots where dark energy remains from our bad reputation for public execution, the rise and fall of Canada's own Al Capone, and the city’s famous murderess, Evelyn Dick and more. July 11. • Ghost Walks of the Custom House are traditional tours inside Hamilton's Most Haunted Building! Visit areas not open to the public. Walk the 'murder hallway' with its persistent ghost, stand in the attic with just the darkness around you, and venture into a room filled with so much sadness and death the sensitive have been brought to tears, plus more. July 12 & Sept. 13. • Ghost Walks of The Hermitage Ruins - Didn't anyone tell you not to go into the dark forest at night? Ignore them with a walk to the ruins of a haunted mansion! Ghostly encounters are common on this tour. It's just you and the group alone in the dark listening to Ancaster's infamous legend, stories of cults and rituals, and the coachman who still walks the woods. July 19 & Aug. 16. • Details and Reservation at ghostwalks.com
ROYAL BOTANICAL GARDENS • Weekend Wildflower Walks: Meet at the Rose Garden Tea House at 1:30pm or 3pm for a guided walk to explore our beautiful summer wildflowers, weekends until Aug. 31. • RBG goes a little bit country! Get ready for hot summer nights filled with inspiring performances from home-grown Canadian talent. Grab a cold drink, enjoy some delicious BBQ and let your hair down in the beauty of Hendrie Park. 6-8:30pm. Schedule: Vanessa Marie Carter, June 24. The Slocan Ramblers, July 1. Bareback Riders, July 8. Mark Laforme, July 15. Ty Baynton, July 22. Kerosene Creek, July 29. South Mountain: Lead Singer Kirk Bernard with Lynzie Beckett and Band, Aug. 5. Amy Churm, Aug. 12. • An RBG tradition continues with another stunning lineup of entertainment returning to the Hendrie Park stage. Enjoy a cold drink and BBQ and get set for some award-winning jazz and blues musicians in our lovely garden setting. 6-8:30pm. Schedule: Dunstan Morey & Annie Bonsignore, June 25. Andre and the J Tones, July 2. Red Hot Ramble, July 9. Jerome Godboo, July 16. Kevin Barrett Group featuring Julie Michels, July 23. Jack de Keyzer, July 30. Shannon Butcher, Aug. 6. The Melvin-Colacino Band, Aug. 13. Carlos del Junco & The Blues Mongrels, Aug. 20. Conor Gains Band, Sept. 3. • Earth Art Exhibition. Earth Art, also known as “Ephemeral Art”, is an exciting genre of art that has grown out of the contemporary world’s growing environmental consciousness. Art is created using natural elements – earth, stone, trees, plants, even ice, to create an art form that dialogues with nature. One does not leave an Earth Art exhibition without feeling a deeper connection to nature. Installations will be inspired by, created from and showcased within RBG’s landscapes. July 1-Oct. 13. • Moonlight Series: Moonlight Paddle of Cootes Paradise Marsh. Begin the evening with a scrumptious BBQ picnic in the woods by the Nature Centre then join your guide for an awe-inspiring canoe trip around the marsh. The pace of the world slows down and the sounds of wildlife can more clearly be heard in the still of the night. Many animals are active and bold under the cover of darkness. Your guide will enhance the evening with information about Project Paradise and marsh restoration efforts. July 12 (pre-register by July 2) or Aug. 8 (pre-register by July 28). Harvest Moon Feast & Garden Party. Join us for a special harvest moon feast inspired by local ingredients, many of which were grown in our very own Veggie Village. Celebrate the connection between southern Ontario farmland and the locally grown food we love to eat. Fresh seasonal ingredients are featured and served family-style in a casual outdoor setting in Hendrie Park. Local wine and beer with our signature moonlight cocktails, music and dancing under the moon make this evening truly magical. Sept. 20, 6-10pm. $140. Register online. • The Enchanted Garden Weekend. Calling all gnomes, fairies, pixies and sprites. Make your way to Royal Botanical Gardens where a touch of magic awaits you. Aug. 2-4.,11am-4pm. • Teddy Bear Picnic. Bring along your furry friends and join us for a day of teddy bear-themed crafts, activities and stories. Meet a “life-sized” teddy, go on a scavenger hunt and enjoy a delicious picnic! Aug. 23 & 24, 11am-4pm. • For details visit www.rbg.ca  //RBG Centre, 680 Plains Rd. W., Burlington
THE BLACK BULL CHARITY BBQ • In support of the PartnershipWest Family Support Network. Fun and games for the whole family, live music and great food. Join us 11am-1:30pm for a special appearance by the Gary Elliot Racing Team. June 21, 11am-8pm. //The Black Bull. 1124 Guelph Line, Burl.
CONCERT WITH CRYSTAL JOURNEY • Paiste Gongs, Quartz Bowls, Indian and Iranian & Santoor. Drum Circle With Tom Wolf. June 21, 7-10pm. Doors open at 6pm. $35 includes light snacks. //St. Elizabeth Village (In the Barn), 391 Rymal W (enter off Garth St)
SATURDAYS IN THE STREET • It’s a Street Party every Saturday as we shut down Elgin Street to vehicles and open it up to Live Music and Pedestrians! We’ll be serving up the best local, live music every Sat. afternoon, 3–5:30pm. June 21-Aug. 30. Live music schedule: The Reason, June 21. Jen Lyons & Bianca Bernardi, June 28. Meagan Delima, July 5. Kim Koren, July 12. Billy J White, July 19. Chris Readshaw, July 26. Chelsea Crites, Aug. 2. Adam Cooke, Aug. 9. The Tallest Tree, Aug. 16. Danielle Beaudin, Aug. 23. Kirby, Aug. 30. burlingtondowntown.ca //Elgin St. @ Brant St., Burl.
STORIES IN THE STONES • Unless indicated otherwise, Robin McKee's cemetery tours start at 11am and last for about two hours. Join us for a lively, informative tour of selected grave sites in historic Hamilton Cemetery. Rain or shine. No reservations required. Schedule: Disasters Tour, June  21. War of 1812 tour, June 28, July 12, 26, Aug. 9, 23, Sept. 6. Past Mayors Tour, July 5. Masonic Tour, July 19. Civil War Tour, Aug. 2. Firefighters Tour, Aug. 16. Power of the City, Aug. 30. Disasters Tour, Sept. 13. Hamilton 1st Tour, Sept 20 & 21. • For more info visit hamiltonhistory.ca //Gatehouse, 777 York Blvd.
THE ZOETIC • Mentalist: Ryan Edwards’ Deja Vu Live. Since a major accident 15 years ago, Ryan has been having dreams that tend to be out of the ordinary. Deja Vu isn't a show as much as it's a social experiment. Ryan tries to prove that what happens on stage - no matter what questions he asks or how much free-will the audience thinks they have - they don't, because Ryan had a vivid dream of the show 9 weeks ago... June 21, 8pm. $20. • For tickets and more info on these events visit thezoetic.ca //The Zoetic, 526 Concession St.
WESTFIELD HERITAGE VILLAGE • Spirit of the Sixties. What was daily life like in Upper Canada, just before Confederation? Come and discover the foods, fashions, politics and pastimes in our province at this key turning point in our country’s history. June 22. • Canada Day. Tour through the historical village and discover what life was like in early Canada. Volunteers in period clothing entertain with interesting historical details and demonstrations throughout the day. Visit the gardens and forests, stroll on the boardwalk or take a hike on the trails. This is a great opportunity for new Canadians to experience the history of Canada. July 1, 12:30-4pm. • Sweet Summer Sundays. Relax and enjoy the tranquility of the Village in summertime. Why not bring a picnic and find a shady spot under a sprawling maple? Or treat yourself to some lovely homemade biscuits and jam and other sweet treats from the General Store. Don’t miss the historical fashion show at the Bandstand at 2pm. July 6, 13, 20, 27, Aug. 10, 17, 24, 31. • Drama at Dusk.  Immerse yourself in the past with a delicious evening of open air theatre, historic foods and music. July 11, 8pm. For tickets call 519.621.8851. • Ice Cream Festival. Edwardian carnival games, amusements, foods, music, ice cream making demonstrations and living history make the perfect topping for this delicious family outing. Aug. 3 & 4. • Labour Days. This day will focus on the various trades that contributed to small communities in early Canada. Visit the Print Shop, Cabinetmaker’s Shop, Dry Goods Store, General Store, Boot and Harness Shop, Planing Mill and more. Aug. 31 & Sept. 1. • Harvest Sundays. Discover how food was grown, harvested, preserved and used in early Canada and enjoy the amazing fall colours. Sept. 7, 21. • For more info visit westfieldheritage.ca //Westfield Heritage Village, 1049 Kirkwall Rd., Rockton
TASTE OF BURLINGTON SUMMER LAUNCH • Join us for a chance to meet the restaurateurs of the Summer Taste of Burlington at their interactive food stations and sample their delectable cuisine. Participating restaurants at the launch include: Celli's Osteria, Downtown Bistro, Eatalia, Honey West, Ivy Bar & Kitchen, Melodia, Paradiso, Pepperwood Bistro, Purple Heather, Queen's Head Pub, Red Canoe Bistro, Rib Eye Jacks Ale House, Rude Native Bistro & Lounge, SB Prime, Stone House Restaurant, Water Street Cooker, West Plains Bistro, Ye Olde Squire, Rayhoon Persian Eatery. June 25, 5:30-8pm. $30. Pre-sale only. Ticket price includes sample of cuisine from participating restaurants and 2 samples per guest from Cameron's Brewing Company. For tickets go to burlingtonpac.ca. //BPAC, 440 Locust St. • Summer Taste Of Burlington runs July 20-Aug. 3. For more info go to tasteofburlington.ca
THE COOKOUT 2: MUSIC & FOOD FESTIVAL • Presented by In Tha Kut Radio, Rockpile West & East and Mixxed Business. Featuring CL Smooth, Apathy, Saukrates, D-Sisive & more. The Cookout is catered by The Burnt Tongue, Rudy's Paletas, and MeatVentures. Hip-Hop Flea Market on the patio. Tickets available online at ticketweb.ca or at Dr. Disc (20 Wilson St.). All Ages & licensed. June 27, 1pm-2am. //Absinthe, 38 King William
CITY OF HAMILTON’S CANADA DAY CELEBRATION • Enjoy more than a dozen of Ontario’s finest food trucks serving up Southern BBQ, Greek specialties, poutine, grilled cheese, tacos, hot dogs, ice cream and more from 6-11pm. Local entertainers will perform throughout the parks starting at 6pm, and include the Hamilton Aerial Group, face painters, balloonists and more! The fireworks display will start at 10pm. July 1. //Bayfront and Pier 4 Parks
WILD WATERWORKS • Celebrate Canada Day at Wild Waterworks. Wear red and white to receive $3 off admission at the gate. Games and contests. July 1. • Winter Wonderland, July  25-26. • Beach Party. Hang out at Wild Waterworks and enjoy the summer with steel drums, games and more entertainment.  . Aug. 9-10. • Western Day. Wear your favourite western outfit and participate in line dancing and much much more! Sept. 1. • Wiggle Waggle. Sept. 7. • For tickets visit wild-waterworks.com //585 Van Wagner's Rd.
WEDNESDAYS AT WHITEHERN • Bring your lunch and enjoy the stunning historic garden setting and all-you-can-drink tea or lemonade while listening to live music. Limited tables and chairs provided. 12-2pm. Line up: Ruth Sutherland - Celtic harp, July 2. Mike Daley - Early swing guitar, July 9. Dave Potter - Eclectic vintage piano tunes, July 16. Aubrey Wilson Quartet - Jazz Standards, July 23. Doug Feaver - Eclectic Early Folk, July 30. Henry Strong Duo - Jazz, Aug. 6. Kaz Simaitis Duo - Classical, Aug. 13. Jill Daley & Mike Daley - Classical & Early Jazz, Aug. 20. Ruth Sutherland - Celtic Harp, Aug. 27. //Whitehern Historic House and Garden, 41 Jackson St. W., 905.546.2018
MUSIC ON THE WATERFRONT • Free concert. Join us every Thursday evening from July 3-Aug. 28. 7–9pm. Weather permitting. Don’t forget to bring a lawn chair! Line up: The Personics, July 3. Henry Strong Jazz Trio, July 10. Matt Kennedy Jazz Trio, July 17. Brenda Brown Jazz Trio, July 24. Al Corbeil Jazz Band, July 31. Myles Branagh Jazz Band, Aug. 7. Frank Musico Jazz Trio, Aug. 14. Troy Harmer Jazz Band, Aug. 21. Trio Del Feug, Aug. 28. For more info go to hamiltonwaterfront.com
MUSIC AT FIELDCOTE 2014 SUMMER SERIES • The Music at Fieldcote Series runs every Sunday, 7-8:30pm. Bring a lawn chair. In case of rain, the concert will be held at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 31 Sulphur Springs Rd. (Just down and across the street). Live music line up: Johnny Cash Tribute Show, July 6. Stuart Laughton, July 13. Boris Brott Orchestra, July 20. Jane Bunnett & Maqueque, July 27. Alana Bridgewater, Aug. 3. Jayme Stone (Lomax Project), Aug. 10. FullSet, Aug. 17. Liona Boyd, Aug. 24. musicatfieldcote.com //64 Sulphur Springs Rd., Ancaster 905.648.8144
HAMMER CITY ROLLER GIRLS • HCRG welcomes Ithaca League of Women Rollers (Ithaca, NY). Harlots vs. Ithaca B-Team. Eh! Team vs. SufferJets (WFTDA Sanctioned Bout). July 12, doors at 5pm. bouts at 6pm & 8pm. //Dave Andreychuk (Mountain) Arena •  Maple Stir-Up Invitational Tournament. Participating teams: Calgary Roller Derby Association All-Stars (Calgary, AB), Forest City Derby Girls Timber Rollers (London, ON), Rideau Valley Roller Girls Vixens (Ottawa, ON), Tri-City Roller Girls Plan B (Kitchener, ON), Hammer City Eh! Team, Hammer City Harlots. Aug. 9, doors at 9am, bouts at 10am, 12pm, 4pm, 6pm and 8pm. //J.L. Grightmire Arena • For more info visit hammercityrollergirls.ca
VIVA PAN AM HAMILTON • Light Up The Night. Walk, move and video dance party. July 12, 9:30pm. • World Cup Festival Final. Celebrate the cultures and foods of Fifa, 3pm. July 13. //Bayfront Pier 8
SARCOA • Zac Rinaldo Fight For A Cause 2nd Annual Charity Event. In Support of McMaster Children's Hospital. Join NHL Players at an Exclusive Dinner. Four Course Prix Fixe Menu. Silent Auction. July 19, 7pm-12am. For Ticket info call 905.528.5757x208 or email events@sarcoa.ca • Tropical Escape Featuring K'Bola Live. An energetic fusion of modern music and Latin rhythms with plenty of tropical flavour. Featuring afrolatino dancers performing cabaret style. Win a trip for 2 to Cuba or a VIP Cabana at Sarcoa. July 26, 8pm-1am. Dinner & Show tickets $75. Show tickets $30 in advance. • For more info about these events, visit sarcoa.ca //Sarcoa, 57 Discovery Drive
HAMILTON WATERFEST DRAGONBOAT FESTIVAL • Hamilton Waterfest Dragonboat Festival. Come and enjoy the fun as dozens of dragonboat teams paddle to protect Hamilton Harbour at the ninth annual Hamilton Waterfest at Bayfront Park. Funds raised in support of the BARC and the remediation of Hamilton Harbour! A great event for the entire family, complete with live entertainment, food vendors, a beer tent and a series of dragonboat races throughout the day. July 26. hamiltonharbour.ca //Bayfront Park Boat Launch|
JOSEPH BRANT DAY • Joseph Brant Day. Celebrate the city we live in and the legacy of one of the area most famous original settlers—Joseph Brant Thayendanegea! The historical experience will include historically interpreted activities and events and also native culture interpretation, traditional artisans and tradesmen and military groups. Music and entertainment, community exhibitors, a summer BBQ and refreshment stands, splash park for kids available, fair-style games, crafts and hands-on activities, artisans and vendors, the famous Brant Day Silent Auction and other attractions. Free Admission! Aug. 4, 10am-5pm. //LaSalle Park, Burl.
GREENBELT HARVEST PICNIC 2014 • Featuring live music by Ray LaMontagne, Daniel Lanois, Bruce Cockburn, Boris Brott & National Academy Orchestra, Gord Downie, The Sadies, And The Conquering Sun, Los Lobos, Sarah Harmer, Elliott Brood, Ron Sexsmith, Laura Cole & more!  Artisans, local farmers market, swimming, fishing and horticultural workshops. Aug. 23, gates at 11am. For more info visit harvestpicnic.ca //Christie Lake Conservation Area, 1002 Highway #5 West, Dundas
HELLZAPOPPIN • A menagerie of strange people and novel entertainers! Hellzapoppin is a kiddie show for adults, an underground rock-n-roll circus stunt show extravaganza where some of the most deadly stunts in live entertainment are performed to the sounds of screams and rock-n-roll music. Our touring hell on wheels is the real deal and makes one hell of a party that has left concert goers spellbound the world over. Sept. 5, 8pm. Tickets go on sale June 20, and can be purchased online at ticketmaster.ca, by phone at 1.855.872.5000 or at the FirstOntario Centre Box Office. //Molson Canadian Studio, 1 Summers Lane
BURLINGTON PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE • Sir Tom Jones - Tribute Spectacular. ITA proudly presents "John Francis" as Sir Tom Jones, International Superstar and Singing Legend. Accompanied by "League of Strangers" Concert Orchestra with Musical Director, Phil Gray. Sept. 12, 7:30pm. • A Tribute to Don Allan - Burlington's Music Man (Burlington Concert Band). Sept. 19, 8pm. • For more info visit burlingtonpac.ca //BPAC 440 Locust St. 905.681.2551
HAMILTON PAGAN PRIDE DAY • The Hamilton Pagan Pride Day’s primary goal is to educate the public about Paganism. As such, the festival centres on a series of religious ceremonies. In addition to the ceremonies, there will be workshops on a variety of subjects related to health and well-being, both spiritual and physical, vendors displaying their products, live entertainment and activities for the kids. Sept. 14. For details visit ppdhamilton.org //Gage Park
THE HAMILTON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA • Opening Night: Laplante Plays Beethoven. Canadian virtuoso pianist Andre Laplante performs Beethoven's majestic Emperor Concerto with its powerful and heroic themes. Inside the Music: Pre-concert talk with Maestro Alastair Willis begins at 6:30pm. Sept. 20, 7:30pm. For more info visit hpo.org //Hamilton Place, 1 Summers Lane

337 SKETCH GALLERY • The Tiger Group and Friends Spring Show 2014. Until June 28. //337 Sketch Gallery, 337 Ottawa St. N.
ART BUS • Check out Hamilton’s unique and constantly evolving art scene! Catch the bus. June 20, July 4 & FringeBus July 18. $15/$10 students & artists. Reserve your seat, call 905.524.0606 or email info@thepearlcompany.ca  Meet 6:30pm at The Pearl Company, 16 Steven St. thepearlcompany.ca
ART GALLERY OF HAMILTON • Exhibits: Gallery Level One - Into the Light: The Paintings of William Blair Bruce, until Oct. 5. Painting the Landscape in Nineteenth-Century Europe , until Oct. 5. Jenn E. Norton: Dredging a Wake, an interactive digital media installation. June 28-Jan. 4. • Gallery Level Two - Art for a Century: 100 for the 100th, until Feb. 22, 2015. Kim Adams: Bruegel-Bosch Bus. Permanent display. • The Jean and Ross Fischer Gallery - SAGE: Follow Your Art VIII. Artwork created by students from senior kindergarten through grade five from the SAGE (scholastic, art, global education programme) at Strathcona School will be presented in this exhibition, which is a culmination of a series of visits during the school year. Until June 22. • Events & Tours: Talks at the AGH: Art History in a Flash - The Italian Renaissance with Art Historian Michael Collins. June 19, 26. 7-8:30pm. • All About Bruce. William Blair Bruce: The Big picture, June 19, 7pm. Restoring Bruce, June 26, 7pm. Barbizon and Bruce’s Artistic Arrival, 1882-1885, July 10, 7pm. Bruce and Benedicks: Painter and Sculptor, Side by Side, Sept. 11. • Tour Days. Learn more about the fascinating works of art on display from our skilled Docents. Approximately 40 minutes. Every Sat., Sun., and holiday Mondays at 2pm. • Art @ Lunch. On the first Wednesday of each month, this intimate Docent-led tour series makes connections between artworks and exhibitions in fun new ways. After a 40-minute talk, there will be time for questions or the opportunity to enjoy lunch in the Café at AGH. Talks begin at 12:15pm. Next dates: July 2 - Permanent Collection Favourites. Aug. 6 - Whimsy and Wonder in Contemporary Art. • Friday Free Night. An opportunity for members of the public to enjoy Gallery Level One exhibitions at no charge. July 4, Aug. 1, Sept. 5, 4-8pm. • AGH Centennial Talk, Walk, Lunch & Exhibition Tour. We will start the morning at the AGH with coffee and an illustrated presentation about Hamilton in 1914, followed by a leisurely walking tour of downtown then and now. We will conclude the walk with a $1 lunch (1914 price) at the George Hamilton Restaurant, which occupies a 160 year-old heritage building. Bring a 1914 style hat and wear it on the tour. There will be a prize for the most authentic “topper” at lunch. After lunch, we return to the AGH for a guided tour of Into the Light: The Paintings of William Blair Bruce (1859–1906). Sept 13, starting at 9:30am. For tickets go online or call 905.527.6610x225. • For details visit artgalleryofhamilton.com //123 King W. 905.527.6610
ARTS 4U STUDIO GALLERY • Meet Native Artist Yvonne Maracle. Light snacks and refreshments are available. Receive a free gift with each painting purchased. Aug. 24, 10am-4pm. //Arts 4U Studio Gallery, 120 Ottawa St N.
ARTCRAWL • Second Friday night of every month @ 7pm, all galleries in the area display their new art. jamesstreetnorth.ca
ARTIQUES • The gallery displays a wide variety of original artworks, varying in style and medium, by 15 acclaimed artists from across Ontario. Their work, along with prints by Norval Morrisseau and The Group of Seven, is pleasantly juxtaposed against an exquisite collection of antique furniture from the 1800's and 1900's. For more info call 289.389.9555 or visit artiquesgallery.ca  //Artiques, 380 King E.
B CONTEMPORARY • Scott Sawtell - There is a light that never goes out. Until June 28. bcontemporary.ca //b contemporary 226 James N. 289.389.3949
BOLD ARTISTE • Promoting and supporting the creations of established and emerging artists located in Hamilton and the surrounding area. Bold Artiste: Nancy Winlove-Smith. Paintings by Johannes H Vloothuis and Kenneth Vloothuis. Jewelry artists: Julie Johnson, Dafna Bener, Patricia Lopez de Vloothuis. Fashion artist: Laura Potier. Glass artists: Ken Holden, Kelly Lowe. boldartiste.com //Bold Artiste, 6 Bold St.
BURLINGTON ART CENTRE • Permanent Collection Corridor: Wayne Cardinalli: Structural Tea. Until Aug. 17. Reception June 22, 2-4pm. VASE, Sept. 11-Nov. 2. • Perry Gallery: Burlington Rug Hooking Guild Annual Juried Exhibition. Until July 6. Greg Payce and the Space Between. July 13-Aug. 24. Burlington Fine Arts Association Annual Juried Exhibition. Sept. 6-Oct. 5. • Courtyard: Magdolene Dykstra: Watch. Until Sept. 14. Reception June 22, 2-4pm. • Lee-Chin Family Gallery: Max Streicher - Infinite Daydreams: Reflections on the Sublime Imaginary. Until Aug. 24. Reception June 22, 2-4pm. Community Event: Fibre Content, Sept. 9-16. Coast to Coast to Coast , Sept. 20-Nov. 9. • For more info visit theBAC.ca //The BAC, 1333 Lakeshore Rd.
CARNEGIE GALLERY • James Blackburn - 12 photographs. Until June 29. Mary Philpott - In The Company of Crows, sculpture and tile. Until June 29. AGOG Artistic Group of Glass, July 4-27. carnegiegallery.org //The Carnegie Gallery, 10 King W., Dundas, 905.627.4265
CENTRE3 FOR PRINT AND MEDIA ARTS • 2014 Art Education Exhibition. Until July 4. • For more info visit centre3.com //Centre3 Gallery, 173 James St. N.
THE DESIGN ANNEX • Brandon Vickerd: Faltering Monuments. Until Aug. 30. artgalleryofhamilton.com //AGH Design Annex, 118 James St. N.
DR. DISC • Re-Duo. In the spirit of collaboration and a “no-pressure” work ethic, Donna Akrey and Jo-Anne Balcaen have produced a series of 10 portraits that re-stage vinyl record covers of famous rock, pop, folk and country music duos from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s. Working with a self-imposed limit of props, technical equipment (and skills), Donna and Jo-Anne cast themselves as Hall and Oates, WHAM!, The Eurythmics, Simon and Garfunkel, and more, all in an effort to capture the emotional – if not physical – essence of their image. Until Aug. 9. Opening June 13, 7pm. //Dr. Disc, 20 Wilson St.
DUNDAS VALLEY SCHOOL OF ART • RBC Student visual art exhibition. Featuring artwork by HWDSB students from grades 6, 8 & 12. Until June 23. • Martin Nye, month of July. • Kids’ Art, month of Aug. • dvsa.ca //DVSA, 21 Ogilvie, Dundas
EARLS COURT GALLERY • Three to Seed - Floyd Elzinga & AnneMarie Plint. Until July 5. • Cold Front III: Inuit Art Exhibitions. July 10-Aug. 23. • Departures:John Hanson's Travel Diaries. Aug. 28-Oct. 4. Reception Aug. 28, 7-9:30pm. •  earlscourtgallery.ca //Earls Court Gallery 215 Ottawa N.
FACTORY MEDIA CENTRE • SuperPosition: light & sound. Artists: Laura De Decker and David McKevy. Until June 27. //Factory Media Centre, 228 James St. N.
THE GALLERY ON THE BAY • Summer In The City - Gallery artists. June 20-July 13. Reception with live Jazz by Nick Deutsch & Henry Strong, June 20, 7-10pm. • 'In Situ' - coordinated group exhibition by Hungarian Canadian Artists. Sept. 4-Oct. 12. Reception Sept. 12, 7-10pm. galleryonthebay.com //231 Bay N. 905.540.8532
HAMILTON ARTISTS INC. •  Cannon St. Gallery: Andrea Kastner, until June 28. Berenicci Hershorn, July 10-Aug. 2. Gordon Anderson, Aug. 6-23. Reception Aug. 7. Matthew Walker solo exhibition, Sept. 4-Oct. 18. Reception Sept. 11. • James St. Gallery: CMBear, Pete Goff, Doug Brown, Christine Cholowsky, Christopher Gallo, Paul Dennison, Mary Kruetsch, Aug. 7-23. Diane Daniels, Sept. 4-Oct. 4. Reception Sept. 11. • Special Projects & Community Programming: Latvian Song Festival Visual Arts Exhibition. July 3-6. • theinc.ca //155 James St. N.
HAMILTON CONSERVATORY FOR THE ARTS • VASE. HCA Visual Arts Student Exhibition. Until Sept. hcarts.ca //Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts 126 James S., 905.528.4020
JAMES NORTH STUDIO • Earthbound: Featuring the work of Ralph Heather and Janus. Until June 21. jamesstreetnorth.ca //James North Studio, 328 James St North.
LISTER ARTS • Lister Arts is a unique gallery which offers space for local artists to hang, promote and sell their creative works. Paintings, Mixed Media, Photography, Textiles, Jewelry, Sculpture. Owned and Curated by Valerie Cousens and Brandon Coulter. Permanent artists are Megan Rae, Lesley Cordero, Micheal Heinhold, Valerie Cousens, Brandon Coulter, Michelle Trkulja, Claudette Losier, Iggy Perrelli, Ingelbert Lievaart II, Shawn Dall, Christine Leakey, Jennifer Wilson-Bridgman, Valerie Leanage, Naomi Frohlich, Alicia Bint, Donna Coulter, Joyce Wilson, Anita Thomas, Bill Watson. listerarts.ca //Lister Block, Unit 114 - 28 James N., 905.920.8649 or 289.799.0638
MCMASTER INNOVATION PARK • Art In The Workplace: 14th Exhibit. Local Hamilton Artwork, Mohawk College Art Collection, The Westdale Secondary School Photography Class and Cardinal Newman Art Classes. Until July 10. 15th Exhibit, Aug. 7-Nov. 13. • mcmasterinnovationpark.ca //The Atrium, MIP, 175 Longwood Rd. S.
MCMASTER MUSEUM OF ART • Antiquities. The Museum's Togo Salmon Gallery has been rededicated as a space to showcase exclusively McMaster's collection of antiquities. Ongoing. •  The Vishniac Coin Collection - Numismatic Traditions from Antiquity to Present. Ongoing. • Structure of the World.  20th century and contemporary selections from the collection, including works by Andy Goldsworthy, Tadashi Kawamata, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy and others. Until Aug. 16. • Svava Thordis Juliusson & Laura Marotta. New works by Hamilton-based artists who share a use of manufactured material-products in their artwork. Until Aug. 16. • Mother and Child. One of the most persistent subject matters in Western Art is examined through 25 permanent collection works. Until Aug. 23. • Conserving Carmichael, Harris and Thomson. Exhibition of three Canadian paintings conserved by CCI in 2013. Until Aug. 23. • Simon Frank: Untilled. Outdoor planted exhibition. Summer 2014. • museum.mcmaster.ca //McMaster Museum of Art, 1280 Main W. 905.525.9140x23241
NATHANIEL HUGHSON GALLERY • Ianitza Vassileva & Alicia Giansante. Until June 28. nathanielhughsongallery.com //The Nathaniel Hughson Art Gallery, 27 John St. N.
O-MA-NOOT GALLERY • The Core Art Show. Until Sept. 9. Open by appointment, call 905.522.1351. //O-MA-NOOT Gallery @ Beth Jacob Synagogue, 375 Aberdeen Ave.
WORKERS ARTS & HERITAGE CENTRE • Exhibit: Art as the new steel? Until Aug. 30. James Street North, Then and Now. Until Aug. 30. • Family drop-in workshop. Bring the family to check out button and magnet making with artist Lisa Pijuan-Nomura. All materials and a snack provided.  July 5, 1-4pm. • Neighbourhood Walking Tours. Join us for a series of walks led by members of the James St. North community through the North End’s major commercial strip. July 11, 7-8:30pm. July 12, 4:30pm. Free. • wahc-museum.ca //WAHC, 51 Stuart St.
YOU ME GALLERY • Black & White in Colour - James St. North, 1976. James A. Chambers and Colleen O'Reilly. Until July 6. • The Occasionally Annual Whirlygig Show. Aug 8-Sept. 13. //You Me Gallery, 330 James N. 905.523.7754

ARTWORD THEATRE • Stuart Laughton’s project Radio Dial, new edition, an eclectic mix of stories and music, inspired by long car trips scouring the radio waves for interesting music. Stuart brings a similarly eclectic presentation to the stage (think Stuart McLean’s Vinyl Café, with the speaking and musical proportions reversed). Performed by Stuart Laughton on vocals, guitar, harmonica, trumpet, piano, with guest musicians Nichol Robertson guitar; Burke Carroll pedal steel guitar; Steve Lucas bass; Martin Worthy banjo/drums. June 21, 8pm. $15. Call 905.543.8512 for reservations.  For more info visit artword.net/artbar //Artword Theatre, 15 Colbourne
BEYOND THE FLOUNDER FESTIVAL • The 2014 lineup includes a touring Fringe show, local slam poets, award winning student films, and more! Come for a day or two and enjoy an artistic feast in Burlington! July 18 & 19. Weekend pass: $20. To reserve your tickets, email info@flounderfest.com or call 905.580.3754. For details visit flounderfest.com //The Burlington Student Theatre Centre, 2131 Prospect St., Burl.
BURLINGTON PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE • Burlington Student Theatre presents Tarzan. July 11, 2:30pm. • Burlington Student Theatre presents The Jungle Book, July 24, 2:30pm. • Body 13 (MT Space). Body 13 exists on a stretch of Canadian beach during one sunny day between a funeral in the morning and a wedding in the evening. Sept 11-13. •  For more info visit burlingtonpac.ca //BPAC 440 Locust St. 905.681.2551
Hamilton FRINGE 2014 • The Hamilton Fringe is around the corner, celebrating 11 years in the core! New this year, Family Fringe, in partnership with Theatre Aquarius, over two weekends of the festival bring the whole family for fun musicals and free activities both Saturdays. The Gallery mini-Series is back. Expect the biggest and best Fringe yet with drama, comedies, and dance. We're in 12 venues this year: Artword Artbar, B Contemporary Gallery, Citadel Theatre, Factory Media Centre, Gallery On The Bay, Hamilton Artists Inc. Hamilton Theatre Inc., Hawk & Sparrow, Mills Hardware, Player's Guild, Theatre Aquarius, Workers Arts & Heritage Centre. See you at the Fringe! July 17-27. For details visit hamiltonfringe.ca
THE PLAYERS’ GUILD OF HAMILTON • For The Pleasure Of Seeing Her Again.  Sept. 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, Oct. 2, 3, 4. For tickets call 905.529.0284. For more info visit playersguild.org //The Players' Guild of Hamilton, 80 Queen S.
SHOOTING STAR THEATRICS INC. • Kiss Me Kate. When a company attempts to stage a musical version of Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew", offstage disputes quickly result in onstage madness! From diva stars to Shakespeare-quoting gangsters, this updated revival version of Cole Porter's musical masterpiece has it all. Aug. 15-24. For more info and tickets call 905.389.7827 or visit shootingstartheatrecompany.com //Dreamlight Studio, 230 Anchor Rd #6
THEATRE BURLINGTON • Old Love. Meet Bud, a hardworking salesman who encounters his boss's wife, Molly, at a company party and he's hopelessly smitten. Molly? Not so much. And she's not for trifling, with her droll, dry wit. You are in for a romp that takes you through three decades in the lives of our two romantics, all in the matter of a couple of fall-about laughing hours. Sept. 20-21, 26-27, Oct. 3-5. For tickets call 905.637.1728 or visit theatreburlington.on.ca //Theatre Burlington’s Drama Centre 2311 New Street, Burl.

BURLINGTON PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE • Burlington Dance Academy - "Goin' on a Road Trip!" Year end recital - an exciting performance for all ages. June 21 & 22 at 2:30pm. • Creative Edge presents The Great Gatsby. June 23 & 24, 7pm. • Extravadance 2014 dance recital. June 28, 7pm. • For more info visit burlingtonpac.ca //BPAC 440 Locust St. 905.681.2551
A MAGICAL EVENING OF DANCE  • Burlington's First Outdoor Dance Event. Presented by KooGle Theatre Company. Promoting the love of dance and showcasing dance in a new environment, A Magical Evening of Dance will bring together local professional choreographers and emerging choreographers, local dancers and the community! Aug. 12, 14, 19, 21 at 7pm. PWYC. Bring your own lawn chair. //Central Park Bandshell, New Street, Burl.

BURLINGTON PUBLIC LIBRARY • Doc*Side: Finding Farley. July 8, 2pm. Ticked Off , July 15, 2pm. Kon Tiki, July 22, 2pm.  Canada Over the Edge-Cape Breton, Aug. 12, 2pm. In the Footsteps of Marco Polo, Aug. 26, 2pm. To register call 905.639.3611x1321. • The Grand Budapest Hotel, July 9, 7pm. Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, July 17. $8. • For more info visit bpl.on.ca //Burlington Public Library (Central Branch), 2331 New St.
FRIGHT NIGHT THEATRE • Radio Silence. A pirate radio host is the only person who can prevent a serial killer called the Nightslasher from claiming his next victim, but saving one innocent soul may mean sacrificing another. Screening for the first time anywhere in Canada, Radio Silence is a pulse-pounding thriller from Germany that takes audiences on a nail-biting plunge into the depths of human depravity through a maze of secrets, lies, and murder. Subtitled in English. Screens with the Canadian Premiere of the short film Call Girl starring Laurence Harvey (Human Centipede 2). June 28, 7pm. $10 online advance tickets. $12 at the door. //The Staircase Cafe Theatre, 27 Dundurn N. • For more info & tickets for these events, go to frightnighttheatre.com
ITALIAN CONTEMPORARY FILM FESTIVAL • June is Italian Heritage month and the ICFF organizes an outstanding film festival centered in Toronto with satellite screenings in Vaughn, Montreal, Quebec City and, this year, in Hamilton too. Cinema Insieme are pleased to announce that Hamilton will play host to four screenings to make this great event accessible to a local audience. All films will be shown at the Hamilton Waterfront Trust Centre (the same building as Sarcoa restaurant) at 7pm and will include receptions after each film. June 19. Details and tickets are available online at icff.ca //Hamilton Waterfront Trust Centre, Discovery Drive
FILMS AT FIELDCOTE • Free Friday Family Films. Bring your family, some lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy. Films will begin at dusk (Intention is to begin at 9pm.) Schedule: Despicable Me, Aug. 1. The Wizard of Oz, Aug. 8. Spy Kids, Aug. 15. Frozen, Aug. 22.//64 Sulphur Springs Rd., Ancaster 905.648.8144.
SILENT FILM FAVOURITES • Motion pictures were a new and incredibly popular form of public entertainment in the late 19th century. Visit the Westfield Theatre and lose yourself in the worlds of Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Harold Lloyd and more. June 22, 29. For more info visit westfieldheritage.ca //Westfield Heritage Village, 1049 Kirkwall Rd., Rockton
SINISTER CINEMA • Blood Glacier. Scientists studying global warming in the German Alps discover that a glacier leaking a red liquid appears to be mutating the local wildlife, causing changes that are at first curious, then horrifying. Harking back to classic creature features, Blood Glacier combines classical film-making techniques with imaginative practical effects to produce a roller-coaster ride of laughs and jolts. June 19, 7:30pm. Regular admission pricing.  For more info and tickets go to cineplex.com/Events/SinisterCinema //SilverCity Hamilton Mountain Cinemas, 795 Paramount Drive
THE ZOETIC • Retro Throwback Movies. $10. Schedule: Dazed and Confused, July 4, 9pm. The Breakfast Club,  Aug. 8, 9pm. • Family Films. $10 adults, $8 children under 14. Schedule: The Wizard of Oz, July 20, 2pm.  Babe, Aug. 10, 2pm. • Epic Film Fridays.  $10. Schedule: Back To The Future, July 25, 9pm. The Goonies, Aug. 22, 9pm. • For more info visit thezoetic.ca //The Zoetic, 526 Concession St.

BRYAN PRINCE BOOKSELLER EVENTS • We will be hosting an evening with the local contributors to Great Lakes Review magazine. Free, everyone welcome. July 31, 7pm. • For more info about these events visit princebooks.net //Bryan Prince Bookseller, 1060 King W.

BATTLEFIELD HOUSE MUSEUM & PARK • Free admission Day - Hamilton Community Foundation celebrates its 60th Anniversary. June 28, 12-4pm. • Regency Family Picnic. Fun, fellowship and entertainment for the whole family. Bring your own picnic lunch to Battlefield Park or purchase refreshments at the concession stand. July 13, 11am-4pm. • Gage Family Reunion. Join descendants of the Gage Family from throughout North America for a day of re-connection, recollection and information-sharing. Aug. 17, 10am-4pm. • Sara Calder Day. Celebrate the birthday of the woman who ensured the preservation of the Gage family home and the site of the Battle of Stoney Creek. Enjoy free admission to the Museum. Light refreshments will be served in the rear garden of Nash Jackson House at 2pm. Aug. 19, 12-4pm. //Battlefield House Museum & Park, 77 King W., Stoney Creek, 905.662.8458
CANADIAN WARPLANE HERITAGE MUSEUM • B-17: A Sentimental Journey. B-17 Sentimental Journey is scheduled to arrive around 1pm on June 30th. A short local flight is also scheduled that day at 1:30pm. The B-17 is available to book rides in. To book, call the Commemorative Air Force's B-17 Canadian booking number at 587.338.8817. They are scheduling rides on July 4-5-6 while the aircraft is at Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum. The rest of the time, this famous B-17 Flying Fortress will be on the ground on display. June 30-July 6. • The Wills Family GM Heritage Car Show. July 13, 9am-4pm. • Vintage Wheels & Wings. Bring your vintage vehicle to be part of our show or just drop by to enjoy the BBQ and view the beautiful collection of vintage cars and aircraft. Aug. 10, 9am-4pm. • Motorcycle Charity Ride. The second annual Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum Motorcycle Charity Ride held in association with the North Wall Riders Association. All funds raised support the Lancaster Engine Appeal. The exact route for the 2014 Ride is still TBA but will start from the Museum with a rest stop midway and finishes up back at the Museum for prizes and BBQ (incl.). Registration is $20 per driver and per passenger. Your registration fee is free if you receive $50 in sponsorship pledges. Registration includes a chance to win: 1. One year Bomber Membership (includes flight in the Lancaster) 2. One year Advanced Trainer Membership (includes flight in the Harvard) 3. One year Museum Family Membership. Attendance is not required to win the draw. Aug. 24. Registration 8:30-10:30am (buffet breakfast available for purchase). The ride starts at 10:30am. • For more info visit warplane.com //Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, 9280 Airport Road, Mount Hope
DUNDURN NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE • Blood Ties to a Gentle Landscape. Burlington Heights where Dundurn Castle and The Hamilton Military Museum now stand was occupied by the British military from 1813 until 1815. Blood Ties to a Gentle Landscape tells the story of the people who lived on and around Burlington Heights during the War of 1812. This exhibit will showcase the historical figures of this area through documentary evidence, period artifacts as well as stories passed down from one generation to the next by their descendants. Until Sept. 30. • Free admission Day - Hamilton Community Foundation celebrates its 60th Anniversary. June 28, 12-4pm. • Canada Day Military Tattoo. Come and enjoy a spectacular evening of musical celebration and experience a tradition that extends back over a century! Feel the thrill as the Regimental Band of the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry and the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Pipes and Drums perform out in front of Dundurn Castle. Catch a glimpse of the red coated defenders of Canada West during the Fenian Raids as the 13th Battalion Ceremonial Guard takes the field. July 1, 7pm. • Historic Garden Tours. Dundurn's historic Kitchen Garden catered to the nutritional needs and aesthetic desires of the MacNab family 150 years ago. Enjoy informative stories and historic gardening knowledge conveyed by professional garden staff. The tour promises to be a pleasure for the mind and the senses. Weekends, July 5-Sept. 7, 12:30-1:30pm. //610 York Blvd. 905.546.2872
FIELDCOTE MEMORIAL PARK & MUSEUM • Bicentennial 1812 Exhibit: Noose, Knife and Fire: The Bloody Assize. This exhibit will explore Ancaster's experience during the War of 1812, highlighting the Bloody Assize. Against the backdrop of the re-created courtroom of the former Union Hotel, view giant paintings of the prosecutors and accused, explore the evidence and judge for yourself. Discover the impact of the war on local farmers and residents, amidst the surroundings of an 1812 barn interior. Until Sept. 27. • Free admission Day - Hamilton Community Foundation celebrates its 60th Anniversary. June 28, 12-4pm. • 200th Anniversary of Ancaster Bloody Assize. Join us for a special public ceremony acknowledging the 19 men and their families whose lives were changed by the 1814 Treason Trials in Ancaster. Meet with descendants of some of these men and learn about the events that took place in late spring and early summer of 1814. July 20, 10am-4pm. //64 Sulphur Springs Rd., Ancaster 905.648.8144.
GRIFFIN HOUSE • Free admission Day - Hamilton Community Foundation celebrates its 60th Anniversary. June 28, 12-4pm. • Emancipation Day. Join us on the grounds of Fieldcote for a special event honouring Emancipation Day and enjoy a free guided tour of Griffin House. Aug. 1, 1-4pm. //733 Mineral Springs Rd., Ancaster
HAMILTON MUSEUM OF STEAM & TECHNOLOGY • Combine Project, by Steven White. Encounter this body of work based on an obsolete combine harvester left on Steven White's property in Walter's Falls, Canada. The various moving parts were used to create large kinetic sound sculptures built to engage viewers. Until June 20. • Golden Horseshoe Live Steamer Days. Catch a ride on miniature trains and witness the social and mechanical life of Canada's early industrial revolution during a free guided tour of the museum. June 22, July 6, 27, Aug. 17, Sept. 7. 11am-4pm. • Real machines in small packages. Join the Hamilton Model Engineers as they celebrate the 27th Anniversary of their club in Hamilton. The Hamilton Model Engineering Club and the Golden Horseshoe Live Steamers will be displaying working miniature engines, tools, and machines. June 22, 11am-4pm. • Free admission Day - Hamilton Community Foundation celebrates its 60th Anniversary. June 28, 12-4pm. • Inside, Outside and Upside Down. Summer exhibit featuring the Hamilton Children's Museum. The exhibit explores the fun of climbing, constructing and creating. Featuring a rock climbing wall, construction of a tube maze to discover mass, force and motion, and the quirky Creation Station for creating with paints, paper and other media. This exhibit will also feature a Tot Spot with the ball and pillow pit, mirrors and mobiles, and a light table. July 8-Sept. 21. //900 Woodward Ave. 905.546.4797
JOSEPH BRANT MUSEUM • Canada Day Strawberry Social. Take part in games, festive crafts, activities, museum tours and so much more. See special performances and live entertainment; explore the famous trifles & treasures market, have gourmet strawberry treats and fresh strawberries and ice cream. Admission is free. July 1, 11am-4pm. • Japanese Culture Day. Discover and celebrate Japanese culture and learn about their festivals, ceremonies and celebrations through the artistic creation of symbolic crafts, often considered an art form throughout the world. Experience Burlington’s own connection with Japan through local organizations and demonstrators, as well as Joseph Brant Museum’s “Yuujou/Friendship” exhibition, which celebrates 25 years of friendship between Itabashi, Japan and Burlington. Fun crafts and activities for all ages. Aug. 24, 1-4pm. $6 per person or $20 per family (up to 4 people).  •  museumsofburlington.com //Joseph Brant Museum, 1240 North Shore Blvd. E.
WHITEHERN HISTORIC HOUSE & GARDEN • Discover the Downton in your own downtown. Visit vintage vendors on our west lawn, savour tasty treats from food vendors, and listen to music in the historic back garden. Enjoy a vintage-style fashion show by Blackbird Studios at 7pm. July 6, 12-8pm. Free outdoor event. • Teddy Bear's Picnic. If you go down to the woods today...children will enjoy old-fashioned games, a teddy bear parade and a teddy bear hospital. Don't forget to bring your own teddy bear to join in on the fun! Aug. 10, 12-2pm. • A Feast for the Eyes. The third exhibit in Whitehern's "Red Curtain" series will feature a close look at the McQuesten family's silver, china and glassware with such whimsies as fish forks, bone plates, and plate warmers as well as the elegant monogrammed china the family purchased in 1855. Sept. 16-Jan. 4, 2015. //41 Jackson St. W 905.546.2018

60TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF LIFE OF JOHN CHRISTIE HOLLAND • In 1953, Rev. Holland was the first Canadian of African heritage to be named "Citizen of the Year" in Canada. He was given the award of "Distinguished Citizen" for the year 1953, which was presented to him by the late Mayor Lloyd D. Jackson in 1954.  In 2003, he was posthumously inducted into Hamilton's Gallery of Distinction. Please join us for this momentus celebration. Guest speakers: Nerene Virgin, Al Smith, Jackson Virgin-Holland, Evelyn Myrie, Marlene Thomas. There will be special musical presentations by the Stewart Memorial Church Choir, Harrison Kennedy, Shea D Duo and Colina Phillips. Refreshments. June 22, 10:30am-12:30pm. //Stewart Memorial Church, 114 John N.
ACCESS TOASTMASTERS • Do you want to learn the art of public speaking and self presentation? Do want to have fun? New members are always welcome. Every Wednesday, 7pm. //Cathedral High School, 30 Wentworth N.
AMBITIOUS CITY TOASTMASTERS • Learn valuable leadership and communication skills in a fun club. Tuesdays, 6:55-9pm. For more info call 905.318.1981. //Caroline Place Retirement Centre, 118 Market Street
THE BEYOND SELF HARM GROUP • A ten week group for anyone 18 years and over who self-harms and wants to learn other ways to cope. The group runs every Tuesday from 11am-1pm or 6pm-8pm. Call the Barrett Centre for Crisis Support at 905.529.7878 for more info or to register.
THE BAY AREA RESTORATION COUNCIL • Creeks And Creepy Crawlies. Come explore the lesser-known creepy crawly creatures of Hamilton Harbour's watershed. Examine a number of live specimens in detail and discover why it is so important we keep the creeks and rivers they call home clean and healthy. Perfect for families. No registration required. June 28. 11-2pm drop in. hamiltonharbour.ca //Beasley Community Centre, 145 Wilson St.
BIZARRE BAZAAR • A gathering of Fetish/Kink/BDSM artisans and vendors. Meet the artisans and get to touch the items before buying. Ask questions! Door prizes & raffle. This is a very social event. Come spend the day and mingle with some great people. The bar will be open serving food and beverages. Free admission. July 12, 11am-4pm For more info clubedge.net //Loto's Bar & Banquet Hall, 275 Barton E., Stoney Creek
DEBTORS ANONYMOUS • Are you having difficulty paying your christmas debts? Are creditors hounding you calling at inopportune times of day and night? Do you spend more than you earn? Debtors Anonymous is a 12 step program that may be able to help. The Hamilton chapter meets at every Sunday at 5pm. Call 570.9174 for recorded message and web address. //Unitarian Church,170 Dundurn St. S.
ERSKINE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH • Annual Outdoor Worship Service & Free Picnic. The Community is invited to join Erskine & All Saints Churches on June 22.  Bring a lawn chair or blanket and join in the worship at 10:30 a.m., followed by a BBQ, fun & games.  There will be a prize awarded for the fanciest hat! For more info email erskine@bellnet.ca or call 905.529.2255. • Gangway To Galilee. Annual free Vacation Bible Camp. July 2-4. 9am–12pm daily. Children 4-10 years of age are welcome. Go online to register at erskine.ca. For more info email erskine@bellnet.ca or call 905.529.2255. //Erskine Church, 19 Pearl N.
FREE OUTDOOR YOGA • Presented by City of Hamilton and Moksha Yoga Hamilton. Everyone is welcome, whether you're a yoga guru or trying it for the first time.  Every Wednesday from 12-12:45pm until Sept. 17. Just show up with a mat and hydration! On the grass near the flagpole. //City Hall, 71 Main W.
HAMILTON ALTERNATIVE HEALTH GROUP • Meetings every Wednesday 7-8:30pm. Share tips and secrets. Guest Speakers. Free to the public. RSVP 905.528.2218 //769 King St. W.
HAMILTON AMATEUR ASTRONOMERS • Next meeting: Sept. 12, 7:30-9:30pm. For more info visit amateurastronomy.org //Hamilton Spectator Building, 44 Frid St.
HAMILTON MAD STUDENTS COLLECTIVE • A peer support and advocacy group of and for students age 16+ at any school and those preparing to return to school who have personal experiences with madness, mental illness, mental health disability, or psychiatric systems. We offer ongoing informal peer support gatherings, educational Wellness Recovery Action Plan self-help groups, one-on-one meetings with a peer supporter, private 24/7 online discussion board, Mad School (workshops on topics relevant to Mad students, including stuff on activism and peer support), and social events. For more info email hamilton.mad.students@gmail.com or leave a voicemail message at 289.768.4001.
HAMILTON TABLE TENNIS CLUB • Drop in or come regularly. Rackets provided. Adults 18+. Fridays 6:45-8:30pm. //The HARRRP Community Centre, Downstairs, 705 Main E.
HAMILTON VIDEO FILM MAKERS • Want to meet with other video enthusiasts? Hamilton Video Film Makers meeting first Thursday of every month. Please enter from rear parking lot. hvfm.ca //Stoney Creek Legion, King St. E., Stoney Creek
LIFE AFTER THE CULTURAL ACTION PLAN • An all-candidates forum on the future of Burlington’s arts and culture. The Cultural Action Plan passed unanimously in 2013, yet the first new budget item was met with defeat. What message is Burlington sending about Arts and Culture in the city? We’ve invited this year’s candidates to an open forum in hopes of finding out who will keep the “Action” in the Plan. June 23, 7:40pm. Free to the public. RSVP to artscultureburlington@gmail.com and include your Ward number. //Theatre Burlington, 2311 New Street
LIVING ROCK • Creativity Through Diversity Fashion Show. Youth & Celebrity Models. $5 – All proceeds go to Rwanda through World Vision. July 31, 7–9pm. //141 Park Street – Gas Works • Arts of August Grand Finale. Youth Art Showcase. Refreshments provided. Free admission. Aug. 28, 6-9pm. //The Freeway Cafe House, 333 King St. E. • livingrock.ca
MAD PRIDE HAMILTON • Mad Pride Hamilton’s annual Mad Hatter Tea Party in celebration of madness and consumer/survivor communities on July 19, 1-5pm. All Mad people, crazy folk, consumer/survivors of the mental health system, and friends are welcome to attend. Wear your wackiest hat or make one when you get here. Open mic for consumer/survivors to perform poetry, music, theatre, dance, and comedy. Sign up when you arrive. Free. wheelchair accessible, family friendly. Snacks and art supplies available. Quiet Space from 12-5pm: Write, rehearse, or share in a quieter setting, take a break from the party, give and get peer support, tell your story. All welcome. Mad Market from 1-5pm (set-up starts at 12:30pm): Show and sell your artwork and crafts. Consumer/survivors can contact us to reserve free table space. All welcome to browse and buy! Community Meeting from 10:30-12pm: Advocacy discussion for consumer/survivors only. //Perkins Centre at 1429 Main St. E. (Main and Kenilworth). 
MAKERS’ MARKET 2014 • Celebrating creativity on James North. Our juried vendors will include local artists and artisans selling their own hand crafted work as well as fresh baked goodies and locally roasted coffee or specialty teas. Second Friday of the month (July 11, Aug. 8), 7-10pm. makersmarket.ca //Christ’s Church Cathedral, 252 James N.
Mental Health Rights Coalition • Drop in peer support Mon-Fri 11am-4pm. mentalhealthrights.ca //20 Emerald S. 905.545.2525
MOOD MENDERS SUPPORT GROUP • Offering coping skills and educational forums for individuals afflicted with Depression or Bipolar Disorder, and their family members or support persons. Featuring guest speakers, facilitated group discussions, and literature on support venues. Find hope and knowledge among peers on your journey to wellness. Free to attend. Second Tuesday of each month 7-9pm @ St. Joseph’s Hospital, Fontbonne Building, 3rd floor, Stelco Amphitheatre, at 301 James S. and the fourth Tuesday of each month 2-4pm @ First Pilgrim United Church, 200 Main E.
PASSAGES TO PEACE • The Hamilton Friendship Association with Cuba and Hamilton FMLN proudly presents a fundraiser celebrating the 25th Pastors for Peace Friendshipment Caravan to Cuba. Featuring: Reverend Luis Barrios, Pastors for Peace, Music by Miguel Perez. July 3, 6:30pm. PWYC. //Afro-Canadian Caribbean Association, 423 King E.
PUNK ROCK FLEA MARKET • Clothing, comics, books, records, art and more. This event will showcase the unique culture and community that exists in this wonderful city of ours and will take place every second sunday from until Sept. 14. //Church of the Ascension, 65 Charlton St E (John & Charlton)
RECOVERY FROM FOOD ADDICTION • 12 Step Program. Meets Fridays at 7:30pm. For more info visit recoveryfromfoodaddiction.org or call 905.523.6458 //Church of the Ascension, 65 Charlton St E (John & Charlton)
RENT PARTY AT THE PEARL COMPANY • Help us survive the summer! Great music, great food, great vibe! Despite obstacles, in 8 years we have presented over 1000 artistic events. We now need to go public with our very ‘tight’ situation; we are launching a fundraising/refinancing campaign that will continue to build upon our past successes to keep our dream alive and thriving for years to come. This fun and fabulous “Rent Party” will help us make through our most difficult time, the summer months. This will culminate – or continue – with another glorious gathering in September. June 27, 8pm. PWYC. 905.524.0606. thepearlcompany.ca //The Pearl Company, 16 Steven St. @ King William
SALSASOUL PRODUCTIONS • Salsa on the waterfront. June 24, July 15, 29, Aug. 12, 26, Spe.t 2. 7:30-10:30pm. Meet at the roller rink near Williams Fresh Cafe. Free short beginner salsa lesson provided. For more info visit salsasoulproductions.com //Pier 8, 47 Discovery Drive
STEEL CITY STORIES • Steel City Stories is a way of sharing experiences, listening to voices from our community and connecting with others through the art of storytelling. Our storytelling events feature Hamilton-based speakers telling true tales from their own lives, live without notes or props. Steel City Stories presents Turning Point. Featuring stories by: Chris Erl, Maha Hossein, Jean Ryan, Anne Kalonji, Greg Tedesco, Kevin Makins. July 5, 7pm. $8 in advance, $10 at the door. For more info visit steelcitystories.ca //First Unitarian Church, 170 Dundurn S.
TAI CHI • Free every Sunday, 9-11am. For more info call 905.527.7255 or email doctoryan@doctoryantcm.com //947 Rymal Rd. E.
TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE AND ACUPUNCTURE WELLNESS SEMINARS • Celebrating 10 years of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture, we are offering complimentary health seminars every Monday night, 6:45-7:45pm. We will discuss a variety of wellbeing themes including Alzheimer’s, cancer and recovery, menopause, allergies and more. The seminars will focus on preventative measures that can be taken in order to stay healthy and balanced. For details, call 905.527.7255 or email doctoryan@doctoryantcm.com //132 Parkdale Ave. S., #109
VILLAGE STATION BAZAAR • Vintage, clothing, books, memorabillia, flowers, coffee, food and more. July 6 & Aug. 3. 11am-5pm. //Ferguson Station, King St. E. & Ferguson Ave. S.
WALK A MILE IN HER SHOES 2014 • Award-winning fundraising event brings together concerned men and women who step into high heels and step up for women - taking steps towards a safer tomorrow. Teams of men and women walk in women’s shoes, raising eyebrows, raising awareness about serious issues and raising funds in support of YWCA Hamilton’s Transitional Living Program. June 19, 12-2:30pm. To register visit ywcahamilton.org  //Gore Park

FIELDCOTE MEMORIAL PARK & MUSEUM • Teen Quilt Academy. Celebrating its 17th year, this week-long event is suitable for youth 10 years of age and up. Adults are also welcome. Participants will finish a twin-sized quilt for quilting at a later date. The camp fosters sewing and fibre arts. Sewing machine in working order is required. Limited number of teens accepted. Aug. 11-15. $70 members. $75 non-members. Pre-registration required. • Two-Day Medieval Illumination Watercolour Class. Create your own work of art using the processes of Medieval Illumination by adorning and illuminating an image. This is a watercolour class with a Romanesque and Flemish High Realism theme.  Aug. 17-18. $90 members. $95 non-members. Pre-registration required. //64 Sulphur Springs Rd., Ancaster 905.648.8144.
HAMILTON FARMERS’ MARKET Cooking Workshops • Kids Cooking at the Market. Join us every Saturday at 10am for this free hands-on program featuring fun recipes and fresh market ingredients. No registration is required. Space is limited. June 21: Strawberry Cream Cheese Sandwiches. June 28: Homemade Chocolate Pudding. July 5: No-Bake Summer Lasagna. • Cooking at the Market. Join us at 12pm every week in the Community Kitchen as chefs, stall holders, dieticians, farmers and food experts turn market fresh ingredients, into quick, easy, nutritious and affordable recipes. All ages welcome. No registration is required, but space is limited. June 21: Recipe TBA. June 28: Chef Ken LeFebour of Nellie James Gourmet Food to Go. June 5: Build Your Own Pesto with Food Author Karen McLaughlin. • Community Cooking Demonstrations, 12:30-1pm with Kate Park. Free samples, recipes and resource sheet for all participants, and a chance to speak with a registered dietitian in the Community Kitchen. Please call today to reserve your spot as seating is limited. 905.667.4862x309. July 4: Cooking for Your Bones. Aug. 8: Vegetarian Community Cooking Demonstration. Sept. 5: Preserving Foods Community Cooking Demonstration. • For more info visit hamiltonfarmersmarket.ca //Hamilton Farmers’ Market 35 York Blvd
HISTORIC COOKING PROGRAM • Historic Cooking Program - Limited to 12 participants, the program will be lead by local culinarian and cooking instructor, Michelle Gatien, author of “The Market Cook”. Participants will enjoy an intimate cooking experience in the historic 1850s hearth kitchen, where they will learn, make and taste foods inspired by summer, using historic recipes from the 1800s and early 1900s.  At the end of the cooking program, participants will sit and enjoy the results of their cooking adventure. Lemonade & Ice Cream, June 22, 1-4pm. Apples, Apples, Apples, Sept. 14, 1-4pm. $40 per person.  Pre-registration is required. Participants will receive a copy of all recipes made during the program. For more info, call 905.634.3556 or email: brianne.crites@burlington.ca. To register, call 905.332.9888. • museumsofburlington.com //Ireland House Museum, 2168 Guelph Line
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