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Black & Smith Anniversary Open House

It's our 1st birthday on December 1st! To celebrate a year of being open, we're hosting an open house! Join us for live music from talented musician Jordan Russell, a tea talk and tasting with Katie Cyr of Monarch Tea Co., holiday refreshments and goodies, and lots of GIVEAWAYS!

As Always there will be a unique, curated selection of beautiful, local craft-work, hand-made housewares, and good food & drink.

Supporting local artists, promoting high-quality, long-lasting products, and getting to know our community.

See website for upcoming workshops.

http://www.blacksmithcountrygeneral.com/

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MAGNIFICAT

  • Date: Saturday, December 03, 2016
  • Time: 7:30 pm
  • Location: St. Paul's United Church
  • Address: 29 Park Street West, Dundas, ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Louise
  • Phone: 905-526-7938

Join Chorus Hamilton, formerly the Mohawk College Community Choir, and start the Christmas season off right with John Rutter's MAGNIFICAT, a spectacular setting of the "Song of Mary", as well as many more traditional Christmas favourites on Saturday, December 3, 2016 starting at 7:30 p.m. in St. Paul's United Church, 29 Park Street West in downtown Dundas, Ontario. Soloists will be Jocelyn Fralick, soprano, Erika Reiman, pianist and Fredric DeVries, organist, under the direction of David Holler, conductor. Christmas treats and holiday cheer will follow the concert as is our tradition.
Tickets are $20.00 in advance or $25.00 at the door on the night of the performance. For tickets and more information, contact 905-526-7938, or visit our website: www.chorushamilton.ca.

http://www.chorushamilton.ca

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MAGNIFICAT

  • Date: Saturday, December 03, 2016
  • Time: 7:30 pm
  • Location: St. Paul's United Church
  • Address: 29 Park Street West, Dundas, ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Louise
  • Phone: 905-526-7938

Join Chorus Hamilton, formerly the Mohawk College Community Choir, and start the Christmas season off right with John Rutter's MAGNIFICAT, a spectacular setting of the "Song of Mary", as well as many more traditional Christmas favourites on Saturday, December 3, 2016 starting at 7:30 p.m. in St. Paul's United Church, 29 Park Street West in downtown Dundas, Ontario. Soloists will be Jocelyn Fralick, soprano, Erika Reiman, pianist and Fredric DeVries, organist, under the direction of David Holler, conductor. Christmas treats and holiday cheer will follow the concert as is our tradition.
Tickets are $20.00 in advance or $25.00 at the door on the night of the performance. For tickets and more information, contact 905-526-7938, or visit our website: www.chorushamilton.ca.

http://www.chorushamilton.ca

Posted by Gayle

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Free Public Talk -People and Robots: The Death & Lives of HitchBOT

  • Date: Saturday, December 03, 2016
  • Time: 8:00 pm - 9:15 pm
  • Location: McMaster University Medical Centre, Ewart Angus centre,Rm. 1A1
  • Address: 1200 Main St. W, Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: secretary, The Hamilton Association
  • Email: secretary@haalsa.org
  • Phone: 905-527-0080

Headlines announced the violent "death" last year of an experimental hitchhiking robot with a smiley-face LED head. Reactions were intense. One of HitchBOT's creators, Communications and Media Studies professor, David Harris Smith, investigates the humanity extended to HitchBOT.

http://www.haalsa.org

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Black & Smith Anniversary Open House

It's our 1st birthday on December 1st! To celebrate a year of being open, we're hosting an open house! Join us for live music from talented musician Jordan Russell, a tea talk and tasting with Katie Cyr of Monarch Tea Co., holiday refreshments and goodies, and lots of GIVEAWAYS!

As Always there will be a unique, curated selection of beautiful, local craft-work, hand-made housewares, and good food & drink.

Supporting local artists, promoting high-quality, long-lasting products, and getting to know our community.

See website for upcoming workshops.

http://www.blacksmithcountrygeneral.com/

Posted by jesseblack@gmail.com

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Metrolinx 2016 Accessibility Public Meeting

  • Date: Tuesday, December 06, 2016
  • Time: 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • Location: Hamilton Public Library, Central Branch 55 York Boulevard, Hamilton Hamilton Room (main floor)
  • Address: 55 York Boulevard, Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Email: accessibility@metrolinx.com
  • Phone: 1-888-438-6646 or 1-800-387-3652 (TTY teletypewriters only).

At the meeting, you will have an opportunity to:

· learn about past, current and future accessibility activities at Metrolinx and its operating divisions and business units;

· discuss and provide input to our accessibility initiatives through round table sessions; and

· interact directly with Metrolinx staff involved with accessibility projects.

American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation, real-time captioning and attendant services will be provided at the meeting. Alternative formats and other accommodations will be made available upon request.

Note: this is a joint meeting with the City of Hamilton’s Accessible Transportation Services

Anyone wishing to participate but unable to attend a meeting can provide comments using the contact information above.

http://www.metrolinx.com/en/aboutus/accessibility/accessibility_meetings.aspx

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Handel's Messiah performed by The Bach Elgar Choir

  • Date: Saturday, December 10, 2016
  • Time: 7:30pm
  • Location: Melrose United Church
  • Address: 86 Homewood Ave., Hamilton, ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Sarah Gauthier
  • Email: bachelgar@gmail.com
  • Phone: 905 527-5995

A stunning, glorious, and just downright superb Hamilton tradition: Bach Elgar's Messiah. This year's performance features a full orchestra and a special collaboration with the soloists of Hamilton's own baroque quartet, Capella Intima. Funding for this concert is generously provided by the Incite Foundation for the Arts.

http://www.bachelgar.com/hear-us

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Heart of Turtle Island, the Great Escarpment HNC free talk

  • Date: Monday, December 12, 2016
  • Time: 7 pm - 9pm
  • Location: Royal Botanical Gardens Headquarters
  • Address: 680 Plains Road W, Burlington ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Bron Tregunno
  • Email: brontreg@cogeco.ca
  • Phone: 905-637-7136

Please join us as Mark Zelinski, award winning photographer, artist and film maker talks about his new book being released in 2017. The book brings focus to the environmental treasures of the magnificent Niagara Escarpment, to celebrate its conservation and management, and to promote the diverse native and settler communities that thrive along its rugged, curving path. Six Nations and Mississaugas of The New Credit are among the subjects included. Recognized as one of the world`s unique natural wonders, The Niagara Escarpment’s ecosystems support hundreds of at-risk species that coexist alongside the most densely populated and heavily developed region in Canada. Stunning photos will provide an intimate glimpse of environmentally sensitive areas, wildlife species and rare flora, and showcase the spectrum of parks, trails, conservation lands, and the communities and productive farmlands protected by The Greenbelt.

http://hamiltonnature.org

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Invasive Fish & Pollutants in Hamilton Harbor HNC free talk

  • Date: Monday, February 13, 2017
  • Time: 7 pm - 9pm
  • Location: Royal Botanical Gardens Headquarters
  • Address: 680 Plains Road W, Burlington ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Bron Tregunno
  • Email: brontreg@cogeco.ca
  • Phone: 905-637-7136

Dr Erin McCallum will talk about invasive species and pollutants are two major stressors in the Hamilton Harbour and the Cootes Paradise Marsh environments. Focusing on a relatively new invader in the Harbour, I will discuss the problem of the invasive round goby fish in the Great Lakes. I will then address how pollutants impact the invasive round goby in Hamilton Harbour, assessing changes in their population across time and their behavioural responses to different contaminants. All welcome.

http://hamiltonnature.org

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Friends Of The Eramosa Karst Dinner Dance

  • Date: Saturday, March 04, 2017
  • Time: 6:00
  • Location: Michelangelo's Conference Center
  • Address: 61 empey st (Google Maps)
  • Contact: paul
  • Phone: 9056384465

Our 10th anniversary is a celebration of achievements with a future goal in mind. We need your help to plant an 800 meter hedge row alongside Second Road West, on the lands of the Eramosa Karst. Come out for a fun evening. Visit old friends, meet new friends.
• Full Family Style Dinner • Dance with D.J. Travis • Silent Auction Doors open at 6:00pm, Dinner at 7:00pm. There are 200 tickets available for online purchase (eventbrite.com) and 300 physical tickets available for purchase through FOTEK representatives. *Tickets purchased online are not eligible for table discount.

http://www.friendsoferamosakarst.org/

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Always Looking Up - HNC Free Talk

  • Date: Monday, March 13, 2017
  • Time: 7 pm- 9pm
  • Location: Royal Botanical Gardens Headquarters
  • Address: 680 Plains Road W, Burlington ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Bron Tregunno
  • Email: brontreg@cogeco.ca
  • Phone: 905-637-7136

Like you, anthropologist and children’s book author, Jackie Prime is ready to implement change to make our world a more compassionate place. Feeling the impacts and experiencing the dramatic social change driven by globalization, environmental change, economic crises, and growing inequalities in basic human rights, we all see that people, animals, and the planet are suffering, but how can we implement lasting change? Is there a way to regain balance and reconnect? Are humans really separate from each other and from nature? Or is there a different story waiting to be told?

With over a decade of teaching and research experience studying the behaviours and cognitive abilities of primates, Jackie’s view on humanity’s connection with nature is radically different from most. Recognizing that humans are not superior to the rest of life on earth, Jackie shares with us in “Always Looking Up” that the foundation for compassionate living exists in humanity’s deep connection with nature.

http://hamiltonnature.org

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Archaeobotany in Ontario - HNC Free Talk

  • Date: Monday, April 17, 2017
  • Time: 7 pm- 9pm
  • Location: Royal Botanical Gardens Headquarters
  • Address: 680 Plains Road W, Burlington ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Bron Tregunno
  • Email: brontreg@cogeco.ca
  • Phone: 905-637-7136

Rudy Fecteau will talk about what archaeobotany is, what it can tell us about the plant resources available to indigenous peoples, the origins of agriculture, and plants used by early Euro-Canadians for food, tools and construction.

Rudy will be illustrating the types of material he finds with an emphasis on the Hamilton area.

http://hamiltonnature.org

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Household pests or Many Legged guests- HNC free talk

  • Date: Monday, May 08, 2017
  • Time: 7 pm- 9pm
  • Location: Royal Botanical Gardens Headquarters
  • Address: 680 Plains Road W, Burlington ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Bron Tregunno
  • Email: brontreg@cogeco.ca
  • Phone: 905-637-7136

Join us as Antonia Guidotti talks about insects. Antonia Guidotti is an entomologist in the Department of Natural History at the Royal Ontario Museum. She identifies insects for the public, museums and other institutions, and responds to general inquiries about insects, as well as giving an occasional media interview on the “insecte du jour”. She is a co-author of the ROM Field Guide to the Butterflies of Ontario and was a member of the working group that wrote the Butterflies of Toronto. All Welcome!

http://hamiltonnature.org

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