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  • Fri Aug 26 2016 to Sun Aug 28
    0:00 0 to 0:00 0 Music, Vendors (80+), Farmers (11), Yoga, Open Mic Stage, Workshops, Aerial Troupes, Fishing, Swimming, Great Food & Pipers Await Picnickers!! FRIDAY MUSICIANS: Ryan Adams, Jeremy Fisher, Tomi Swick, Mike Trebilcock, The Redhill Valleys. SATURDAY MUSICIANS: Jann Arden, The Jim Cuddy Band. Alan Doyle & The Beautiful Gypsies, Rheostatics, Joel Plaskett Emergency, The Great Lake Swimmers, Cowboy Junkies, Justin Dunlop, Tomi Swick. SUNDAY MUSICIANS: Johnny Reid, Argyll Sutherland Highlanders Pipe Band, Ian Tyson, Sylvia Tyson, Autumn Hill, Lori Yates, The Redhill Valleys, JJ Shiplett, Jessica Mitchell, and Jessie Bower. New for this year at the Picnic, will be an acoustic open mic series at Beach Pavilion 1. TICKETS: get 4 regular price tickets for the price of 3 (regular price: $19.50-$209.50. Pets, alcohol and glass are not permitted into the park. Location:   Christie Lake Conservation Area, 1000 Hwy 5 (across from Flamborough Downs), Dundas, Region: Halton, Hamilton, Niagara      Contact Info:

  • Sat Aug 27 2016
    7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Get the kids in their jammies and get them outside under the stars! Grab some comfy pajamas and join us at Crawford Lake for a night of shelter building, fire starting, games, and scavenger hunts by starlight. The evening concludes with a fireside gathering and snack. $16, $11 (kids/seniors) Location:   Crawford Lake Conservation Area, 3115 Conservation Road, Milton, Region: Halton, Hamilton,   Sponsor: Conservation Halton    Contact Info:

  • Sun Aug 28 2016
    1:30 PM to 4:30 PM Hike RBG's trails and learn to identify trees that grow in our area. Nadia Cavallin, field botanist at RBG, focuses on the flowers, characteristics of the leaf shapes and how these leaves are arranged. We begin indoors to learn the features that botanist use to identify trees, then go outside to learn how to use botanical keys to identify trees. Dress for the weather. Tree manual and hand lens are needed. Register at: under Into the Wild $40 (15% off for members) Location:   Nature Centre, 16 Old Guelph Rd,, Dundas, Region: Halton, Hamilton, Niagara   Sponsor: Royal Botanical Gardens    Contact Info:

  • Tue Aug 30 2016
    7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Join the Oakville TreeKeepers on Tuesday August 30 from 7-9pm to help mulch street trees. We will be mulching trees along Sixth Line (between Munns Ave and Glenashton Dr) that have been damaged by lawn mowers or weed whackers. We will be meeting at River Oaks Community Church (2435 Munns Ave). Here are some tips to have a great experience: 1 Please register by sending an email to: 2 Please be prompt 3 Come dressed for the weather and working outdoors. 4 Wear sturdy shoes – no sandals or flip-flops! 5 Bring water in a reusable bottle. Consider walking, cycling, carpooling, or taking the bus to our events. Location:   River Oaks Community Church (2435 Munns Ave), Oakville , Region: Halton,   Sponsor: Oakvillegreen Conservation Association    Contact Info: Christen   

  • Thur Sept 8 2016
    6:30 PM to 8:30 PM Over the next 2 years, City staff will be looking for private developers to be our partner in building new commercial, residential and community spaces on Pier 7 & 8. Join us at our last workshop to learn about and contribute to how prospective partners and their proposals will be evaluated and selected. Workshop time will be 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Staff will lead participants through a guided questionnaire at 6:40, 7:20 and 8 pm - please arrive on time to participate at one of these three times. Location:   Good Shepherd Bishop Tonnos Apartments Community Room, 10 Pearl Street, Hamilton, Region: Hamilton,   Sponsor: City of Hamilton    Contact Info:    905-546-2424 ext. 2085

  • Thur Sept 8 2016
    7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Join us for the film screening of the Canadian documentary "Life Off Grid" which visits families who have made the switch to renewable resources, disconnecting from the gas and electrical systems and setting the standard for sustainable energy consumption. Bring Your Own Bowl for $2.50 Popcorn & stay tuned after the film for discussion with Jim Feilders, a passive homeowner who will share what he has done to reduce his energy consumption. First 30 guests will receive a complimentary Eco-Gift Bag! $5/Adult, $2/Student. Location:   Film.Ca 171 Speers Rd, Oakville, Region: Halton,      Contact Info: Chantelle Misheal    (905)466-3939   

  • Sat Sept 10 2016
    6:30 PM to 9:00 PM All proceeds raised will support Distress Centre Niagaras 24-hour crisis phone line. In 2015, volunteer crisis workers responded to 15,366 calls and logged over 11,810 volunteer hours. The Walk will honour those who we have lost to suicide, as well as their loved ones who continue their daily lives as survivors. Location:   Firemans Hall, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Region: Niagara      Contact Info: Distress Centre Niagara    905-682-8122`   

  • Sun Sept 11 2016 18
    10:00 AM to 2:30 PM join the Hamilton/Burlington SPCA with your family and friends (and dogs!) to raise funds at the 27th annual Wiggle Waggle Walk – all for the animals! Fundraise and walk as a PACK or as an INDIVIDUAL at Confederation Beach Park to help homeless and neglected animals at the shelter. With your donations and pledges, together, the SPCA can help those who cannot help themselves. Location:   Confederation Beach Park 585 Van Wagners Beach Rd, Hamilton, Region: Halton, Hamilton, Niagara   Sponsor: Hamilton SPCA    Contact Info:

  • Tue Sept 13 2016
    7:00 PM to 0:00 0 Water has a multitude of uses and touches on almost every aspect of our lives. Yet, almost 663 million people in the world lack access to safe water. Clean drinking water is a human right taken for granted in Canada. However, with climate change, increasing populations and worsening pollution, water may become a much-sought after commodity here too. The water crisis in Flint, Michigan - Hamilton’s sister city - highlights the potential for water insecurity anywhere. A panel of experts explore the topics related to water security by answering three questions: • Why did Flint happen; can it happen here? • Why do people around the world lack access to clean water; can it happen here? and • Do we need to rethink water management? Speakers include McMaster University's Dr. Sarah Dickson as well as UNU-INWEH's Dr. Lisa Guppy and Dr. Nidhi Nagabhatla. Location:   175 Longwood Rd S, Conference Room 1AB, Hamilton, Region: Halton, Hamilton, Niagara   Sponsor: United Nations University INWEH    Contact Info:    905 667 5511

  • Wed Sept 14 2016
    7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Do you need support writing your letter or submitting your comments concerning Ontario's proposed changes to the Greenbelt and Growth Plans? We are here to help! Please join us at our office to add your voice to the thousands of Ontario citizens who want to see an end to unchecked sprawl and loss of farmland, forest and wetland and want the Greenbelt to grow. Location:   Environment Hamilton office, 22 Wilson St., suite 4., Hamilton, Region: Halton, Hamilton, Niagara   Sponsor: Environment Hamilton    Contact Info:    905-549-0900

  • Wed Sept 21 2016
    7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Join us for the screening of Bikes Vs. Cars, the documentary about cyclists around the world and what they are doing to increase bike safety, awareness and development. Bike to this event for extra raffle tickets! $5/Adult $2/Student Location:   Milton Sports Arena - 605 Santa Maria Blvd, Milton, Optimist Room (near the pool) Region: Halton,      Contact Info: Chantelle Misheal    (905) 466-3939   

  • Sat Sept 24 2016
    1:00 PM to 4:00 PM Kari’s of Ancaster (Womens Clothing Store) and Kikis Closet (Quality Consignment Shop) present fall fashions for a worthwhile cause benefiting the Stephen Lewis Foundation. Clothes for every budget will be modelled for women sizes 0- 22. What a great opportunity to socialize with friends and family, support a worthwhile cause and enjoy delicious desserts at the intermission! Real fashions for real women. Doors open at 1:00 and show starts at 1:30. Hosted by Blooms for Africa, a grandmothers group helping African grandmothers through the Stephen Lewis Foundation. ONLY $25/ Person. Tickets available at Karis, Kikis, Kabuki Spa, iFiori, Solee Shoes or visit our website. 905 522 7500 Location:   First Unitarian Church , Hamilton L8P4K3, 170 Dundurn St. S., Hamilton Region: Hamilton,   Sponsor: Blooms for Africa, Stephen Lewis Foundation    Contact Info: Brenda Hoskin    905 304 8036   

  • Wed Sept 28 2016
    6:00 PM to 9:00 PM Mini-Golf fun for the whole family! Register as a team (up to 5 people), single golfer, or come for the fun as a non-golfer! Tickets include BBQ, music, community booths, licensed patio, prizes, and more. $30/adult, $15/child or non-golfer. Space is limited. Go to to register, or to contact to be a "Hole Sponsor" Location:   Adventure Village, 560 Van Wagners Beach Road, Hamilton, Region: Hamilton,   Sponsor: Hamilton Community Rotaract    Contact Info: Nicole Mendolia   

  • Thur Sept 29 2016
    7:00 PM to 9:00 PM You are invited to learn about and get involved in recent and upcoming projects and developments in the West Harbour area. City of Hamilton staff will be available to provide updates about the waterfront development project, gather input from community members, and hear concerns. Location:   294 James St N, Hamilton, Region: Hamilton,   Sponsor: City of Hamilton    Contact Info:    905-546-2424 ext. 2085

  • Sat Oct 1 2016
    9:30 AM to 4:30 PM WHEN Saturday, October 1; 9:30 am - 4:30 pm WHERE We have chartered a private bus to visit the following sites: Solel Congregation Unitarian Congregation The Grange (Heritage Mississauga) Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Temple This innovative bus tour will explore how different faith groups in Mississauga are working towards more sustainable and healthier communities — from eco-spiritual practices and local food systems to green architecture and gardening initiatives. Together, we will increase our understanding and appreciation of different faiths, cultures and traditions and invigorate our capacity to work across traditional divides. REGISTRATION: *Registration is required and it must be done on the Greening Sacred Spaces website. FEES $15 includes lunch and transportation throughout the day Location:   Multiple Faith Sites Across Mississauga , Mississauga , Region: Halton, Hamilton,      Contact Info:   

  • Thur Oct 27 2016
    7:00 PM to 9:00 PM You are invited to learn about and get involved in recent and upcoming projects and developments in the West Harbour area. City of Hamilton staff will be available to provide updates about the waterfront development project, gather input from community members, and hear concerns. Location:   Evergreen Community Storefront, 294 James St N, Hamilton, Region: Hamilton,   Sponsor: City of Hamilton    Contact Info:    905-546-2424 ext. 2085


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