City Sidelines - December 4

News Dec 03, 2009 Ancaster News

To have your activity appear in City Sidelines, please submit a brief paragraph about the event, listing time, place and day. Leave a phone number for more information. This listing is reserved for non-profit organizations,

and guaranteed placement is not possible. Dundas and Ancaster events are given priority. Deadline is Friday noon prior to the Friday publication date. E-mail ddowney@hamiltonnews.com

FRIDAY

EVENING OF HOSPITALITY

Enjoy an evening of hospitality with Valley City 117, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, 7:30 p. m., Dec. 4. Vall 905-527-8430 or dmclaughlin1@sympatico.ca

SATURDAY

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA

Optimist Club of Greensville's Breakfast with Santa, Dec 5, 8:30-11 a. m., Christ Church Parish Hall, 92 Hightway 8. Adults $5, children $3, preschool children free. Donations to foodbank welcome. Essay contest, The Internet: Today's Evolution or Tomorrow's Menace? Visit www.optimist.org/visitors/scholarships/essay or call Woody Thompson, 905-627 0466.

JURIED CRAFT SHOW

Dickens Lane Juried Craft Show, Saturday, Dec.. 5, 11 a. m. to 5 p. m., St. James Anglican Church, 137 Melville St., Dundas. Free admission.

CURTIS CONCERT

Rev Mark Curtis, Canada's Singing Priest, special concert, Knox Presbyterian Church, 23 Melville St., Dundas, 7:30 p. m., Dec. 5. Free will offering. Seating on a first-come basis.

CHRISTMAS CONCERT

Celebrate the joy and excitement of Christmas with the Mohawk College Singers.’ second annual Christmas at St. Paul’s, Dec. 5 at 7:30 p. m. at Dundas’s historic St. Paul’s United Church, 29 Park Street West. Tickets $20 general admission and $15 students/seniors. Call 905-526-7938.

CHRISTMAS CRAFT AND BAKE SALE The Canadian Japanese Cultural Centre, 45 Hempstead Drive, will be holding its Christmas Craft and Bake Sale, Dec. 5 from 11 a. m.-3 p. m. Japanese food and lunch will also be available for sale. For information: 905-383-5755 or www.hamiltoncjcc.ca

SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING

Hamilton Branch of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society dinner and dance Dec. 5 at The Scottish Rite, 4 Queen St. South, 6-11 p. m. Music by Bobby Brown and the Scottish Accent. Tickets $36 per person or $26 for non-dancers. Contact Errol Ellis at 905-525-7447 or visit www.rscdshamilton.org

GINGERBREAD HOUSE WORKSHOP

Dec. 5 and 12 from 10 a. m. to noon at Battlefield House Museum and Park National Historic Site, 77 King St. West, Stoney Creek.

SINGLES DANCE

Parents without Partners singles Christmas dance at Knights of Columbus Hall, 222 Queenston Rd. $15 at the door. Call 905-544-4444 or see www.pwphamilton.com

SUNDAY

CHRISTMAS CONCERT

Dundas Concert Band, Sunday, Dec. 6, 7:30 p. m., Dundas Baptist Church, 201 Governor's Rd., Dundas. Free admission; freeweill offerings accepted, www.dundasconcertband.com , 905-523-9500

ANNUAL CHRISTMAS SALE

Dundas museum, Christmas gifts, decorations and museum cards, Sunday, Dec. 6, 1-4 pm. 20% off for members, 10% off for everyone else. Hot cider, cookies and a free gift from the Lucky Dip.

CHRISTMAS CONCERT

Christmas concert of the Germania Choirs Dec. 6 at 2 p. m. at First Pilgrim United Church, 200 Main St. East.

HARD OF HEARING ASSOCIATION MEETING

Canadian Hard of Hearing Association (CHHA) will be presenting “Hear” how to save money on your medical expenses and use the disability tax credit, Dec. 9 at 7 p. m. at South Gate Presbyterian Church, 120 Clarendon Ave. Speaker is Danka Skokovic-Gates, outreach co-ordinator, Canada Revenue Agency. No charge for members, non-members $5. Pre-registration required, call 905-659-7347, 905-575-4964 or email info@chha-hamilton.ca . Real time captioning and infrared hearing system provided.

CHRISTMAS LUNCH

Women's Canadian Club of Hamilton Christmas lunch Dec. 9 at noon. Hamilton Scottish Rite, 4 Queen St. South. Guest Speaker: Antoni Cimolino, managing director of the Stratford Festival. Info at 905-538-6634 or wcchamilton@yahoo.ca

TUESDAY

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT

Bereavement support groups runs every Tuesday from 9:30-11:30 a. m. or 7-9 p. m. at The Cattel Centre, 45 Main St., Dundas. For more information, call 905-628-6412.

YOUNG AT HEART

Young at Heart Seniors 55-plus, St. Augustine’s Parish Hall, 58 Sydenham St., Dundas, Tuesdays, 1 p. m. Euchre, bid euchre, bridge. All welcome. Call 905-628-8465 or 905-628-3949.

THURSDAY

TOASTMASTERS

Valley Town Toastmasters meet Thursdays, 7 p. m., Dundas Public Library, Allwood Room (lower level), 18 Ogilvie St. Guests welcome. Visit www.valleytowntoastmasters.com , email info@valleytowntoastmasters.com or call 289-260-1153.

UPCOMING

LEGION DINNER

Fish ($8) or chicken($7) and chip dinner, Friday, Dec. 11, Dundas Legion, 280 King St. W. Open to everyone, 4:30-7 p. m. followed by Dave Burden entertaining from 7-11 p. m. Call 905-627-7221.

CHRISTMAS CONCERT

Westside Baptist Church, Christmas Concert of Hope, 261 Whitney Ave., Dec. 19 and 20, 7 p. m. Admission is free with a food donation, Call 905-529-5756, wbchamilton.com .

SYMPHONY HAMILTON

Christmas Special and Viennese Treats, Dec. 13, 3 p. m., Royal Botanical Gardens, 680 Plains Rd. W., Burlington. Call 905-526-6690.

MULTICULTUAL ARTS FORUM

Project to involve community artists, performers and volunteers of all ages and backgrounds who have an interest in multicultural artistic expression, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2 p. m., Jamesville Community Centre, 209 MacNab St. N., Hamilton. Contact Lily or Charles, 905-628-9747.

ROTARY TRAVELOGUE

Rotary Club of Dundas Travelogue, Tuesday, Jan. 5, 7:15 p. m., Dundas Central School, Western Canada Far and Wild, presented by John Wilson. $8 tickets at the door or season of four films for $28. Email eboyce3315@cogeco.ca or call 905-977-9930.

ASTRONOMERS MEETING

Hamilton Amateur Astronomers December meeting features guest speaker Randy Attwood about the Apollo 11 landing and how it nearly failed, 7:30 p. m. Dec. 11at Hamilton Spectator Building, 44 Frid St. Free admission; for more information see amateurastronomy.org

ENGLISH CHRISTMAS CONCERT

Steeltown Symphony Orchestra concert featuring music by Handel, Leopold Mozart and more, Dec. 12 7:30 p. m. at St. Giles United Church, 85 Holton Ave. South. Tickets $10 for adults, $8 for students and seniors, available at www.steeltownsymphony.com or 905-528-2361.

ODD ’N’ ENDS

CLAXTON FRUIT CAKE

The Dundas District Civitan Club sells Claxton Fruit Cake to benefit its many community service projects. Call 905-627-3724.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

The LINC Program (Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada) at the Hamilton Public Library needs volunteer English-as-a-Second Language tutors. If you interested in people and cultures, have a good command of English and can spare four hours a week, call 905-546-3444 or linc@hpl.ca . Training is provided.

MUSEUM EXHIBIT

The Dundas Museum and Archives presents the exhibit Put Victory First-Dundas Fights on the Homefront, 139 Park St. W., 627-7412 or www.dundasmuseum.ca .

IMMIGRANT STORIES

Calling all residents of Ancaster. Share your stories of immigration or that of your ancestors. Museum staff is interviewing those wishing to participate in a taped interview to be displayed at Fieldcote Museum opening in May 2010 on Immigrant Stories. Call 905-627-5378 or e-mail ljarvis6@cogeco.ca .

DUNDAS HERITAGE CALENDAR

2010 Dundas Heritage Calendars are now on sale at selected Dundas locations. Black-and-white historic Dundas image with historic milestones for each month. $17. Contact Stan at basil.cottage@sympatico.ca or visit www.DundasHistory.ca for details.

SPRING REGISTRATION

Hamilton Gymnastic Academy accepting registrations for spring classes, 18 months and up. Sign up before Dec. 21 and receive a free HGAT-shirt when you start class in February. See www.hamiltongym.ca

CANCER CENTRE VOLUNTEERS

Would you and a friend like to volunteer for the hospitality service at the Juravinski Cancer Centre, a service offered by the Canadian Cancer Society-Hamilton Unit? For more information call Jennifer at 905-575-9220 x3116.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Ronald McDonald House in Hamilton requires daytime volunteers to assist with reception, baking, housekeeping and maintenance. Call 905-521-9983 for more information or see www.rmhhamilton.ca

MOM TALK

MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) offers two hours of adult conversation with other moms, guest speakers, crafty creations. Children newborn to six are cared for in the MOPPETS program, second and fourth Thursdays each month, 9:15 to 11:15 a. m., at St. John United Church 195 East 38th Street, Hamilton. For more info Amanda 289-389-9181 or hamiltonmops@gmail.com

STROKE WALKING STUDY

Having trouble walking after a stroke? Participants will receive 15 sessions of walking training with a physiotherapist at St. Joseph's Healthcare in Hamilton or Wellness House in Burlington. For more information call Vince DePaul at 905-522-1155 x 32902.

HAMILTON/BURLINGTON SPCA

Do you have an awesome dog? Share the Love. Join the HBSPCA Pet Encounter Therapy program and bring love and comfort to children and adults alike. If your dog is calm and loves to meet new people and animals this program is the opportunity to enjoy quality time with your pet while improving the lives of others. For more info or to register for an assessment contact Wendy Ryan at (905)-574-7722 ext 304 or wryan@hbspca.com

DRIVERS NEEDED

Canadian Cancer Society-Hamilton Unit needs volunteer drivers to drive in Hamilton and surrounding areas. Call 905-575-9220 ext. 3115.

NAR-ANON FAMILY GROUP

A fellowship for those affected by someone else’s addiction. There are no fees or dues. Anonymity is respected. Meetings are held Wednesday nights, 7:30 p. m. At West Plains United Church, 549 Plains Rd. W., Burlington. For more info, call 1-877-239-0096 or visit www.naranonontario.com

OSTOMY ASSOCIATION

The Hamilton and District Ostsomy Association meets at 24 Poplar Ave on the third Thursday of each month. Call 905-549-3421 for more information.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

St. Peter’s Residence is looking for meal enhancement volunteers to bring residents to the dining room areas and assist residents to eat and enjoy their meal. Contact Shelley Harrison, Coordinator of Volunteer Services, 905-383-0448 x15557.

HOSPICE HELP

The Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice Day Program offers care and company to people coping with life-threatening illnesses. Weekly sessions include a hot meal, nurse consultations, entertainment and more. Contact Mary Klingenberg at 905-387-2448, ext. 2209, or email mary.klingenberg@hwcn.org for information or to sign up.

CANCER SUPPORT

Wellwood, a local cancer support centre, is opening a second, community-based site at Chedoke this year, in addition to the current location at Henderson Hospital. We are seeking volunteers to work at both sites in a variety of roles supporting those who have had a cancer diagnosis and their families. Training is provided. To request an information package, contact Rachel Murphy at 905-527-4322, ext. 42150, or murphyr@hhsc.ca .

CREDIT HELP

Catholic Family Services Credit Counselling program helps individuals and families with confidential financial assessments, options dealing with debt, budget counselling and debt repayment programs. Call 905-527-3823 Ext. 279 for an appointment.

PUBLIC HEALTH CLINICS

City Of Hamilton has a number of public health clinics for low cost birth control, sexually transmitted disease testing and treatment, pregnancy testing, and emergency contraception. Some of the clinics also provide anonymous HIV testing. No appointments necessary. For a clinic location near you, please call the Sexual Health Information Line 905-528-5894 or check our website for other clinics and services at www.hamilton.ca/std .

WELL WOMEN CLINICS

This clinic has now been closed. We are no longer accepting referrals or making any appointments. Women who require services are encouraged to return to their family doctors. If you currently do not have a family physician, please call the Sexual Health Information Line 905-528-5894 for a list of clinics that will do yearly physicals.

HOMEWORK HELP

Do you help your kids with homework? Many parents in Hamilton wish they could. The Hamilton Literacy Council helps adults to improve their basic reading, writing and math skills. If you can give four hours per week we will train you for a life-changing experience as a volunteer tutor. Contact us today at 905-529-9907 or info@hamiltonreads.ca . Next training workshop starts Feb. 21.

City Sidelines - December 4

News Dec 03, 2009 Ancaster News

To have your activity appear in City Sidelines, please submit a brief paragraph about the event, listing time, place and day. Leave a phone number for more information. This listing is reserved for non-profit organizations,

and guaranteed placement is not possible. Dundas and Ancaster events are given priority. Deadline is Friday noon prior to the Friday publication date. E-mail ddowney@hamiltonnews.com

FRIDAY

EVENING OF HOSPITALITY

Enjoy an evening of hospitality with Valley City 117, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, 7:30 p. m., Dec. 4. Vall 905-527-8430 or dmclaughlin1@sympatico.ca

SATURDAY

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA

Optimist Club of Greensville's Breakfast with Santa, Dec 5, 8:30-11 a. m., Christ Church Parish Hall, 92 Hightway 8. Adults $5, children $3, preschool children free. Donations to foodbank welcome. Essay contest, The Internet: Today's Evolution or Tomorrow's Menace? Visit www.optimist.org/visitors/scholarships/essay or call Woody Thompson, 905-627 0466.

JURIED CRAFT SHOW

Dickens Lane Juried Craft Show, Saturday, Dec.. 5, 11 a. m. to 5 p. m., St. James Anglican Church, 137 Melville St., Dundas. Free admission.

CURTIS CONCERT

Rev Mark Curtis, Canada's Singing Priest, special concert, Knox Presbyterian Church, 23 Melville St., Dundas, 7:30 p. m., Dec. 5. Free will offering. Seating on a first-come basis.

CHRISTMAS CONCERT

Celebrate the joy and excitement of Christmas with the Mohawk College Singers.’ second annual Christmas at St. Paul’s, Dec. 5 at 7:30 p. m. at Dundas’s historic St. Paul’s United Church, 29 Park Street West. Tickets $20 general admission and $15 students/seniors. Call 905-526-7938.

CHRISTMAS CRAFT AND BAKE SALE The Canadian Japanese Cultural Centre, 45 Hempstead Drive, will be holding its Christmas Craft and Bake Sale, Dec. 5 from 11 a. m.-3 p. m. Japanese food and lunch will also be available for sale. For information: 905-383-5755 or www.hamiltoncjcc.ca

SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING

Hamilton Branch of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society dinner and dance Dec. 5 at The Scottish Rite, 4 Queen St. South, 6-11 p. m. Music by Bobby Brown and the Scottish Accent. Tickets $36 per person or $26 for non-dancers. Contact Errol Ellis at 905-525-7447 or visit www.rscdshamilton.org

GINGERBREAD HOUSE WORKSHOP

Dec. 5 and 12 from 10 a. m. to noon at Battlefield House Museum and Park National Historic Site, 77 King St. West, Stoney Creek.

SINGLES DANCE

Parents without Partners singles Christmas dance at Knights of Columbus Hall, 222 Queenston Rd. $15 at the door. Call 905-544-4444 or see www.pwphamilton.com

SUNDAY

CHRISTMAS CONCERT

Dundas Concert Band, Sunday, Dec. 6, 7:30 p. m., Dundas Baptist Church, 201 Governor's Rd., Dundas. Free admission; freeweill offerings accepted, www.dundasconcertband.com , 905-523-9500

ANNUAL CHRISTMAS SALE

Dundas museum, Christmas gifts, decorations and museum cards, Sunday, Dec. 6, 1-4 pm. 20% off for members, 10% off for everyone else. Hot cider, cookies and a free gift from the Lucky Dip.

CHRISTMAS CONCERT

Christmas concert of the Germania Choirs Dec. 6 at 2 p. m. at First Pilgrim United Church, 200 Main St. East.

HARD OF HEARING ASSOCIATION MEETING

Canadian Hard of Hearing Association (CHHA) will be presenting “Hear” how to save money on your medical expenses and use the disability tax credit, Dec. 9 at 7 p. m. at South Gate Presbyterian Church, 120 Clarendon Ave. Speaker is Danka Skokovic-Gates, outreach co-ordinator, Canada Revenue Agency. No charge for members, non-members $5. Pre-registration required, call 905-659-7347, 905-575-4964 or email info@chha-hamilton.ca . Real time captioning and infrared hearing system provided.

CHRISTMAS LUNCH

Women's Canadian Club of Hamilton Christmas lunch Dec. 9 at noon. Hamilton Scottish Rite, 4 Queen St. South. Guest Speaker: Antoni Cimolino, managing director of the Stratford Festival. Info at 905-538-6634 or wcchamilton@yahoo.ca

TUESDAY

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT

Bereavement support groups runs every Tuesday from 9:30-11:30 a. m. or 7-9 p. m. at The Cattel Centre, 45 Main St., Dundas. For more information, call 905-628-6412.

YOUNG AT HEART

Young at Heart Seniors 55-plus, St. Augustine’s Parish Hall, 58 Sydenham St., Dundas, Tuesdays, 1 p. m. Euchre, bid euchre, bridge. All welcome. Call 905-628-8465 or 905-628-3949.

THURSDAY

TOASTMASTERS

Valley Town Toastmasters meet Thursdays, 7 p. m., Dundas Public Library, Allwood Room (lower level), 18 Ogilvie St. Guests welcome. Visit www.valleytowntoastmasters.com , email info@valleytowntoastmasters.com or call 289-260-1153.

UPCOMING

LEGION DINNER

Fish ($8) or chicken($7) and chip dinner, Friday, Dec. 11, Dundas Legion, 280 King St. W. Open to everyone, 4:30-7 p. m. followed by Dave Burden entertaining from 7-11 p. m. Call 905-627-7221.

CHRISTMAS CONCERT

Westside Baptist Church, Christmas Concert of Hope, 261 Whitney Ave., Dec. 19 and 20, 7 p. m. Admission is free with a food donation, Call 905-529-5756, wbchamilton.com .

SYMPHONY HAMILTON

Christmas Special and Viennese Treats, Dec. 13, 3 p. m., Royal Botanical Gardens, 680 Plains Rd. W., Burlington. Call 905-526-6690.

MULTICULTUAL ARTS FORUM

Project to involve community artists, performers and volunteers of all ages and backgrounds who have an interest in multicultural artistic expression, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2 p. m., Jamesville Community Centre, 209 MacNab St. N., Hamilton. Contact Lily or Charles, 905-628-9747.

ROTARY TRAVELOGUE

Rotary Club of Dundas Travelogue, Tuesday, Jan. 5, 7:15 p. m., Dundas Central School, Western Canada Far and Wild, presented by John Wilson. $8 tickets at the door or season of four films for $28. Email eboyce3315@cogeco.ca or call 905-977-9930.

ASTRONOMERS MEETING

Hamilton Amateur Astronomers December meeting features guest speaker Randy Attwood about the Apollo 11 landing and how it nearly failed, 7:30 p. m. Dec. 11at Hamilton Spectator Building, 44 Frid St. Free admission; for more information see amateurastronomy.org

ENGLISH CHRISTMAS CONCERT

Steeltown Symphony Orchestra concert featuring music by Handel, Leopold Mozart and more, Dec. 12 7:30 p. m. at St. Giles United Church, 85 Holton Ave. South. Tickets $10 for adults, $8 for students and seniors, available at www.steeltownsymphony.com or 905-528-2361.

ODD ’N’ ENDS

CLAXTON FRUIT CAKE

The Dundas District Civitan Club sells Claxton Fruit Cake to benefit its many community service projects. Call 905-627-3724.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

The LINC Program (Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada) at the Hamilton Public Library needs volunteer English-as-a-Second Language tutors. If you interested in people and cultures, have a good command of English and can spare four hours a week, call 905-546-3444 or linc@hpl.ca . Training is provided.

MUSEUM EXHIBIT

The Dundas Museum and Archives presents the exhibit Put Victory First-Dundas Fights on the Homefront, 139 Park St. W., 627-7412 or www.dundasmuseum.ca .

IMMIGRANT STORIES

Calling all residents of Ancaster. Share your stories of immigration or that of your ancestors. Museum staff is interviewing those wishing to participate in a taped interview to be displayed at Fieldcote Museum opening in May 2010 on Immigrant Stories. Call 905-627-5378 or e-mail ljarvis6@cogeco.ca .

DUNDAS HERITAGE CALENDAR

2010 Dundas Heritage Calendars are now on sale at selected Dundas locations. Black-and-white historic Dundas image with historic milestones for each month. $17. Contact Stan at basil.cottage@sympatico.ca or visit www.DundasHistory.ca for details.

SPRING REGISTRATION

Hamilton Gymnastic Academy accepting registrations for spring classes, 18 months and up. Sign up before Dec. 21 and receive a free HGAT-shirt when you start class in February. See www.hamiltongym.ca

CANCER CENTRE VOLUNTEERS

Would you and a friend like to volunteer for the hospitality service at the Juravinski Cancer Centre, a service offered by the Canadian Cancer Society-Hamilton Unit? For more information call Jennifer at 905-575-9220 x3116.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Ronald McDonald House in Hamilton requires daytime volunteers to assist with reception, baking, housekeeping and maintenance. Call 905-521-9983 for more information or see www.rmhhamilton.ca

MOM TALK

MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) offers two hours of adult conversation with other moms, guest speakers, crafty creations. Children newborn to six are cared for in the MOPPETS program, second and fourth Thursdays each month, 9:15 to 11:15 a. m., at St. John United Church 195 East 38th Street, Hamilton. For more info Amanda 289-389-9181 or hamiltonmops@gmail.com

STROKE WALKING STUDY

Having trouble walking after a stroke? Participants will receive 15 sessions of walking training with a physiotherapist at St. Joseph's Healthcare in Hamilton or Wellness House in Burlington. For more information call Vince DePaul at 905-522-1155 x 32902.

HAMILTON/BURLINGTON SPCA

Do you have an awesome dog? Share the Love. Join the HBSPCA Pet Encounter Therapy program and bring love and comfort to children and adults alike. If your dog is calm and loves to meet new people and animals this program is the opportunity to enjoy quality time with your pet while improving the lives of others. For more info or to register for an assessment contact Wendy Ryan at (905)-574-7722 ext 304 or wryan@hbspca.com

DRIVERS NEEDED

Canadian Cancer Society-Hamilton Unit needs volunteer drivers to drive in Hamilton and surrounding areas. Call 905-575-9220 ext. 3115.

NAR-ANON FAMILY GROUP

A fellowship for those affected by someone else’s addiction. There are no fees or dues. Anonymity is respected. Meetings are held Wednesday nights, 7:30 p. m. At West Plains United Church, 549 Plains Rd. W., Burlington. For more info, call 1-877-239-0096 or visit www.naranonontario.com

OSTOMY ASSOCIATION

The Hamilton and District Ostsomy Association meets at 24 Poplar Ave on the third Thursday of each month. Call 905-549-3421 for more information.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

St. Peter’s Residence is looking for meal enhancement volunteers to bring residents to the dining room areas and assist residents to eat and enjoy their meal. Contact Shelley Harrison, Coordinator of Volunteer Services, 905-383-0448 x15557.

HOSPICE HELP

The Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice Day Program offers care and company to people coping with life-threatening illnesses. Weekly sessions include a hot meal, nurse consultations, entertainment and more. Contact Mary Klingenberg at 905-387-2448, ext. 2209, or email mary.klingenberg@hwcn.org for information or to sign up.

CANCER SUPPORT

Wellwood, a local cancer support centre, is opening a second, community-based site at Chedoke this year, in addition to the current location at Henderson Hospital. We are seeking volunteers to work at both sites in a variety of roles supporting those who have had a cancer diagnosis and their families. Training is provided. To request an information package, contact Rachel Murphy at 905-527-4322, ext. 42150, or murphyr@hhsc.ca .

CREDIT HELP

Catholic Family Services Credit Counselling program helps individuals and families with confidential financial assessments, options dealing with debt, budget counselling and debt repayment programs. Call 905-527-3823 Ext. 279 for an appointment.

PUBLIC HEALTH CLINICS

City Of Hamilton has a number of public health clinics for low cost birth control, sexually transmitted disease testing and treatment, pregnancy testing, and emergency contraception. Some of the clinics also provide anonymous HIV testing. No appointments necessary. For a clinic location near you, please call the Sexual Health Information Line 905-528-5894 or check our website for other clinics and services at www.hamilton.ca/std .

WELL WOMEN CLINICS

This clinic has now been closed. We are no longer accepting referrals or making any appointments. Women who require services are encouraged to return to their family doctors. If you currently do not have a family physician, please call the Sexual Health Information Line 905-528-5894 for a list of clinics that will do yearly physicals.

HOMEWORK HELP

Do you help your kids with homework? Many parents in Hamilton wish they could. The Hamilton Literacy Council helps adults to improve their basic reading, writing and math skills. If you can give four hours per week we will train you for a life-changing experience as a volunteer tutor. Contact us today at 905-529-9907 or info@hamiltonreads.ca . Next training workshop starts Feb. 21.

City Sidelines - December 4

News Dec 03, 2009 Ancaster News

To have your activity appear in City Sidelines, please submit a brief paragraph about the event, listing time, place and day. Leave a phone number for more information. This listing is reserved for non-profit organizations,

and guaranteed placement is not possible. Dundas and Ancaster events are given priority. Deadline is Friday noon prior to the Friday publication date. E-mail ddowney@hamiltonnews.com

FRIDAY

EVENING OF HOSPITALITY

Enjoy an evening of hospitality with Valley City 117, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, 7:30 p. m., Dec. 4. Vall 905-527-8430 or dmclaughlin1@sympatico.ca

SATURDAY

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA

Optimist Club of Greensville's Breakfast with Santa, Dec 5, 8:30-11 a. m., Christ Church Parish Hall, 92 Hightway 8. Adults $5, children $3, preschool children free. Donations to foodbank welcome. Essay contest, The Internet: Today's Evolution or Tomorrow's Menace? Visit www.optimist.org/visitors/scholarships/essay or call Woody Thompson, 905-627 0466.

JURIED CRAFT SHOW

Dickens Lane Juried Craft Show, Saturday, Dec.. 5, 11 a. m. to 5 p. m., St. James Anglican Church, 137 Melville St., Dundas. Free admission.

CURTIS CONCERT

Rev Mark Curtis, Canada's Singing Priest, special concert, Knox Presbyterian Church, 23 Melville St., Dundas, 7:30 p. m., Dec. 5. Free will offering. Seating on a first-come basis.

CHRISTMAS CONCERT

Celebrate the joy and excitement of Christmas with the Mohawk College Singers.’ second annual Christmas at St. Paul’s, Dec. 5 at 7:30 p. m. at Dundas’s historic St. Paul’s United Church, 29 Park Street West. Tickets $20 general admission and $15 students/seniors. Call 905-526-7938.

CHRISTMAS CRAFT AND BAKE SALE The Canadian Japanese Cultural Centre, 45 Hempstead Drive, will be holding its Christmas Craft and Bake Sale, Dec. 5 from 11 a. m.-3 p. m. Japanese food and lunch will also be available for sale. For information: 905-383-5755 or www.hamiltoncjcc.ca

SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING

Hamilton Branch of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society dinner and dance Dec. 5 at The Scottish Rite, 4 Queen St. South, 6-11 p. m. Music by Bobby Brown and the Scottish Accent. Tickets $36 per person or $26 for non-dancers. Contact Errol Ellis at 905-525-7447 or visit www.rscdshamilton.org

GINGERBREAD HOUSE WORKSHOP

Dec. 5 and 12 from 10 a. m. to noon at Battlefield House Museum and Park National Historic Site, 77 King St. West, Stoney Creek.

SINGLES DANCE

Parents without Partners singles Christmas dance at Knights of Columbus Hall, 222 Queenston Rd. $15 at the door. Call 905-544-4444 or see www.pwphamilton.com

SUNDAY

CHRISTMAS CONCERT

Dundas Concert Band, Sunday, Dec. 6, 7:30 p. m., Dundas Baptist Church, 201 Governor's Rd., Dundas. Free admission; freeweill offerings accepted, www.dundasconcertband.com , 905-523-9500

ANNUAL CHRISTMAS SALE

Dundas museum, Christmas gifts, decorations and museum cards, Sunday, Dec. 6, 1-4 pm. 20% off for members, 10% off for everyone else. Hot cider, cookies and a free gift from the Lucky Dip.

CHRISTMAS CONCERT

Christmas concert of the Germania Choirs Dec. 6 at 2 p. m. at First Pilgrim United Church, 200 Main St. East.

HARD OF HEARING ASSOCIATION MEETING

Canadian Hard of Hearing Association (CHHA) will be presenting “Hear” how to save money on your medical expenses and use the disability tax credit, Dec. 9 at 7 p. m. at South Gate Presbyterian Church, 120 Clarendon Ave. Speaker is Danka Skokovic-Gates, outreach co-ordinator, Canada Revenue Agency. No charge for members, non-members $5. Pre-registration required, call 905-659-7347, 905-575-4964 or email info@chha-hamilton.ca . Real time captioning and infrared hearing system provided.

CHRISTMAS LUNCH

Women's Canadian Club of Hamilton Christmas lunch Dec. 9 at noon. Hamilton Scottish Rite, 4 Queen St. South. Guest Speaker: Antoni Cimolino, managing director of the Stratford Festival. Info at 905-538-6634 or wcchamilton@yahoo.ca

TUESDAY

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT

Bereavement support groups runs every Tuesday from 9:30-11:30 a. m. or 7-9 p. m. at The Cattel Centre, 45 Main St., Dundas. For more information, call 905-628-6412.

YOUNG AT HEART

Young at Heart Seniors 55-plus, St. Augustine’s Parish Hall, 58 Sydenham St., Dundas, Tuesdays, 1 p. m. Euchre, bid euchre, bridge. All welcome. Call 905-628-8465 or 905-628-3949.

THURSDAY

TOASTMASTERS

Valley Town Toastmasters meet Thursdays, 7 p. m., Dundas Public Library, Allwood Room (lower level), 18 Ogilvie St. Guests welcome. Visit www.valleytowntoastmasters.com , email info@valleytowntoastmasters.com or call 289-260-1153.

UPCOMING

LEGION DINNER

Fish ($8) or chicken($7) and chip dinner, Friday, Dec. 11, Dundas Legion, 280 King St. W. Open to everyone, 4:30-7 p. m. followed by Dave Burden entertaining from 7-11 p. m. Call 905-627-7221.

CHRISTMAS CONCERT

Westside Baptist Church, Christmas Concert of Hope, 261 Whitney Ave., Dec. 19 and 20, 7 p. m. Admission is free with a food donation, Call 905-529-5756, wbchamilton.com .

SYMPHONY HAMILTON

Christmas Special and Viennese Treats, Dec. 13, 3 p. m., Royal Botanical Gardens, 680 Plains Rd. W., Burlington. Call 905-526-6690.

MULTICULTUAL ARTS FORUM

Project to involve community artists, performers and volunteers of all ages and backgrounds who have an interest in multicultural artistic expression, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2 p. m., Jamesville Community Centre, 209 MacNab St. N., Hamilton. Contact Lily or Charles, 905-628-9747.

ROTARY TRAVELOGUE

Rotary Club of Dundas Travelogue, Tuesday, Jan. 5, 7:15 p. m., Dundas Central School, Western Canada Far and Wild, presented by John Wilson. $8 tickets at the door or season of four films for $28. Email eboyce3315@cogeco.ca or call 905-977-9930.

ASTRONOMERS MEETING

Hamilton Amateur Astronomers December meeting features guest speaker Randy Attwood about the Apollo 11 landing and how it nearly failed, 7:30 p. m. Dec. 11at Hamilton Spectator Building, 44 Frid St. Free admission; for more information see amateurastronomy.org

ENGLISH CHRISTMAS CONCERT

Steeltown Symphony Orchestra concert featuring music by Handel, Leopold Mozart and more, Dec. 12 7:30 p. m. at St. Giles United Church, 85 Holton Ave. South. Tickets $10 for adults, $8 for students and seniors, available at www.steeltownsymphony.com or 905-528-2361.

ODD ’N’ ENDS

CLAXTON FRUIT CAKE

The Dundas District Civitan Club sells Claxton Fruit Cake to benefit its many community service projects. Call 905-627-3724.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

The LINC Program (Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada) at the Hamilton Public Library needs volunteer English-as-a-Second Language tutors. If you interested in people and cultures, have a good command of English and can spare four hours a week, call 905-546-3444 or linc@hpl.ca . Training is provided.

MUSEUM EXHIBIT

The Dundas Museum and Archives presents the exhibit Put Victory First-Dundas Fights on the Homefront, 139 Park St. W., 627-7412 or www.dundasmuseum.ca .

IMMIGRANT STORIES

Calling all residents of Ancaster. Share your stories of immigration or that of your ancestors. Museum staff is interviewing those wishing to participate in a taped interview to be displayed at Fieldcote Museum opening in May 2010 on Immigrant Stories. Call 905-627-5378 or e-mail ljarvis6@cogeco.ca .

DUNDAS HERITAGE CALENDAR

2010 Dundas Heritage Calendars are now on sale at selected Dundas locations. Black-and-white historic Dundas image with historic milestones for each month. $17. Contact Stan at basil.cottage@sympatico.ca or visit www.DundasHistory.ca for details.

SPRING REGISTRATION

Hamilton Gymnastic Academy accepting registrations for spring classes, 18 months and up. Sign up before Dec. 21 and receive a free HGAT-shirt when you start class in February. See www.hamiltongym.ca

CANCER CENTRE VOLUNTEERS

Would you and a friend like to volunteer for the hospitality service at the Juravinski Cancer Centre, a service offered by the Canadian Cancer Society-Hamilton Unit? For more information call Jennifer at 905-575-9220 x3116.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Ronald McDonald House in Hamilton requires daytime volunteers to assist with reception, baking, housekeeping and maintenance. Call 905-521-9983 for more information or see www.rmhhamilton.ca

MOM TALK

MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) offers two hours of adult conversation with other moms, guest speakers, crafty creations. Children newborn to six are cared for in the MOPPETS program, second and fourth Thursdays each month, 9:15 to 11:15 a. m., at St. John United Church 195 East 38th Street, Hamilton. For more info Amanda 289-389-9181 or hamiltonmops@gmail.com

STROKE WALKING STUDY

Having trouble walking after a stroke? Participants will receive 15 sessions of walking training with a physiotherapist at St. Joseph's Healthcare in Hamilton or Wellness House in Burlington. For more information call Vince DePaul at 905-522-1155 x 32902.

HAMILTON/BURLINGTON SPCA

Do you have an awesome dog? Share the Love. Join the HBSPCA Pet Encounter Therapy program and bring love and comfort to children and adults alike. If your dog is calm and loves to meet new people and animals this program is the opportunity to enjoy quality time with your pet while improving the lives of others. For more info or to register for an assessment contact Wendy Ryan at (905)-574-7722 ext 304 or wryan@hbspca.com

DRIVERS NEEDED

Canadian Cancer Society-Hamilton Unit needs volunteer drivers to drive in Hamilton and surrounding areas. Call 905-575-9220 ext. 3115.

NAR-ANON FAMILY GROUP

A fellowship for those affected by someone else’s addiction. There are no fees or dues. Anonymity is respected. Meetings are held Wednesday nights, 7:30 p. m. At West Plains United Church, 549 Plains Rd. W., Burlington. For more info, call 1-877-239-0096 or visit www.naranonontario.com

OSTOMY ASSOCIATION

The Hamilton and District Ostsomy Association meets at 24 Poplar Ave on the third Thursday of each month. Call 905-549-3421 for more information.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

St. Peter’s Residence is looking for meal enhancement volunteers to bring residents to the dining room areas and assist residents to eat and enjoy their meal. Contact Shelley Harrison, Coordinator of Volunteer Services, 905-383-0448 x15557.

HOSPICE HELP

The Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice Day Program offers care and company to people coping with life-threatening illnesses. Weekly sessions include a hot meal, nurse consultations, entertainment and more. Contact Mary Klingenberg at 905-387-2448, ext. 2209, or email mary.klingenberg@hwcn.org for information or to sign up.

CANCER SUPPORT

Wellwood, a local cancer support centre, is opening a second, community-based site at Chedoke this year, in addition to the current location at Henderson Hospital. We are seeking volunteers to work at both sites in a variety of roles supporting those who have had a cancer diagnosis and their families. Training is provided. To request an information package, contact Rachel Murphy at 905-527-4322, ext. 42150, or murphyr@hhsc.ca .

CREDIT HELP

Catholic Family Services Credit Counselling program helps individuals and families with confidential financial assessments, options dealing with debt, budget counselling and debt repayment programs. Call 905-527-3823 Ext. 279 for an appointment.

PUBLIC HEALTH CLINICS

City Of Hamilton has a number of public health clinics for low cost birth control, sexually transmitted disease testing and treatment, pregnancy testing, and emergency contraception. Some of the clinics also provide anonymous HIV testing. No appointments necessary. For a clinic location near you, please call the Sexual Health Information Line 905-528-5894 or check our website for other clinics and services at www.hamilton.ca/std .

WELL WOMEN CLINICS

This clinic has now been closed. We are no longer accepting referrals or making any appointments. Women who require services are encouraged to return to their family doctors. If you currently do not have a family physician, please call the Sexual Health Information Line 905-528-5894 for a list of clinics that will do yearly physicals.

HOMEWORK HELP

Do you help your kids with homework? Many parents in Hamilton wish they could. The Hamilton Literacy Council helps adults to improve their basic reading, writing and math skills. If you can give four hours per week we will train you for a life-changing experience as a volunteer tutor. Contact us today at 905-529-9907 or info@hamiltonreads.ca . Next training workshop starts Feb. 21.