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Waterdown Farmers Market

Start date: May 26, 2018

End date: October 20, 2018

Time: 8:00am - 1:00pm

Location: 79 Hamilton Street North

Presented by the Merchants of Waterdown BIA, rain or shine, every Saturday from May 26 until October 20. Held in the Legion parking lot, over 30 vendors with local fruit, vegetables, meat, fish, herbs, preserves, wine, maple syrup and more.

Soroptimist International Live Your Dream Bursary

Start date: July 1, 2018

End date: November 15, 2018

The Dundas-Ancaster-Flamborough chapter of Soroptimists International invites local women to apply for The Live Your Dream Award. The bursary is all about helping women who have faced economic and personal hardships to live their dreams. Since 1972, the award has provided tens of thousands of women with cash grants to help them achieve their educational and career goals. The Live Your Dream Awards offers three levels of cash awards. Eligibility criteria includes: The eligibility criteria is: a woman who provides the primary financial support for herself and her dependent(s), including at least one of the following: child/spouse/parent/sibling/other dependent; is enrolled in a vocational/skills training program or an undergraduate degree program (does not have a graduate degree; resides in Canada; has not previously been the recipient of a Live Your Dream Award (previously the Soroptimist Women’s Opportunity Award); is not a Soroptimist member; is willing to describe her educational and career goals (300 words max); is willing to describe why she deserves to win the award (750 words max) and is in financial need and is prepared to list her family’s annual living expenses.
Eligible applicants can submit their application between July 1 and Nov. 15.

Flamborough Connects Date Night Draw

Start date: October 11, 2018

End date: October 25, 2018

Flamborough Connects’ Season of Thanks and Giving fundraiser is underway! Tickets are now on sale for a fantastic “Date Night” draw.
The package features two tickets to the Village Theatre production of Sylvia, plus a $50 gift certificate to The Royal Coachman.
The cost for tickets is $5 each or 3 for $10. Prize will be drawn on October 25.
Tickets are available at the Flamborough Connects office, 163 Dundas St. East, Waterdown.

Flamborough Heritage Society Book Fair

Date: October 20, 2018

Time: 9:30-2:30

Location: St. James United Church, 306 Parkside Dr. Waterdown, ON

The 28th Annual Book Fair hosted by the Waterdown-East Flamborough Heritage Society features many local authors and vendors, who will be selling original drawings and classic comic books. Come out and support your local authors, get some Christmas or birthday gifts and have a fun day.

This is the major fund raising event of the year for WEFHS so you are encouraged to come out and support the Society’s ongoing work in the community. We will be selling the two books which were published by the Society this year, as well as older publications and second hand books.

Lunch may be purchased, featuring excellent homemade sandwiches and pies. Gluten Free options will be available. Light refreshments will be available throughout the day.

Waterloo Regional Police Male Chorus performance in West Flamboro

Date: October 20, 2018

Time: 19;30

Location: West Flamboro Presbyterian Church, 262 Middletown Road

The Waterloo Regional Police Male Chorus is a 50-member group that was formed in November 1973 and has performed at more than 1,030 concerts throughout Canada, the United States and Europe. Their accolades include letters of commendation from Queen Elizabeth and President Ronald Reagan for concerts and fundraising in their countries and the chorus is invited to perform annually on Parliament Hill in Ottawa for the National Police Memorial Service and at the Ontario Police Memorial Dedication at Queens Park in Toronto.

Admission to the concert at West Flamboro Presbyterian Church is $15 (Adults); $10 (Children 12 & Under). Refreshments to be served following the concert. CDs will also be available for purchase.

Tickets available by contacting Robert Brown at 905-627-3180 or rgbrown6218@rogers.com.

Pumpkin Sunday at Westfield Heritage Village

Date: October 21, 2018

Time: 12.30-16.00

Location: Westfield Heritage Village, 1049 Kirkwall Rd., Rockton

Come out to Westfield o for Pumpkin Sunday and enjoy pumpkin-themed games, activities and a craft, in the village’s beautiful, historic setting.

In several historic homes and at the bake oven, pumpkin will be the main ingredient in cooking and baking demonstrations. You might even get a little taste. On the village green, pumpkins are the heart of traditional games, races and activities. Families can work together to create a unique take home craft in the one room log schoolhouse. Take your picture with some friendly scarecrows or in countless beautiful locations in the village. Little ones are welcome to wear their costumes if they wish. An extra treat this day will be a special Halloween sing-along led by The LONE Rhubarbarian on guitar & Gwen Harper on piano.

Seniors Safe Driving Refresher Course

Date: October 22, 2018

Time: 12:30pm - 2:30pm

Location: 163 Dundas St. E. Waterdown, ON

Flamborough Connects is inviting you to attend a Seniors Safe Driving Refresher course offered by Hamilton Police Services PC Claus Wagner. Limited spaces available – register in person at the Flamborough Connects office, or call 905-689-7880

Waterdown BIA Village Ghost Pub Walk

Date: October 25, 2018

Time: 19.00-22.00

Location: Brown Financial Securities and Brown Lawyers, 25 Mill St. North

Join the Flamborough Heritage Society and the Waterdown BIA and guides Nathan Tidridge and Lyn Lunsted for a spooky walking tour through some of our most storied streets & buildings to meet resident spirits while enjoying a few of the liquid kind. Must be 19+. Meet at Brown Financial Security and Brown Lawyers for registration, snacks, refreshments & spooky details unfold as walking tour begins. Stops also include the American House and The Royal Coachman. Cost for wristband is $10, drinks must be purchased separately.

Haunted Halloween: Night Circus at Westfield Heritage Village

Start date: October 26, 2018

End date: October 27, 2018

Time: 18.30-21.30

Location: Westfield Heritage Village, 1049 Kirkwall Rd., Rockton

Lit by lanterns, candles and pumpkins, Westfield Heritage Village is a beautiful and unique place to explore at nighttime.

Westfield’s historic buildings are the setting for storytelling, demonstrations and unusual encounters. A magical shadow play with piano accompaniment will entertain you in the Mountsberg church. This year, the village green will be visited by members of a special traveling troupe. A miniature Night Circus will feature beautifully dressed Edwardian acrobats, carnival games and magic tricks.

Westfield’s forests are the setting for mystery, adventure and, often, the unexpected. For these two evenings only, Westfield’s already beautiful wooded trails are being transformed into a magical nighttime experience. Choose a pathway and enjoy a delightful Pumpkin Walk, sparkling Illuminated Forest and unique Fairy Village.

While this is an all-ages event, two clearly marked areas are for the very brave only. Journey to the Haunted Train Station for some heart-pounding fun or venture over the covered bridge to a little place in the woods where a strange community has taken up residence.

Admission to this event is $12.00 for adults, $10.00 for Seniors 65+, $6.50 for Youth. Children 5 and under are free. A Family Rate for two adults and two youths is available for $30.00. Parking is free. The Ancaster Lions will be serving reasonably priced, delicious snacks and warm drinks at the Ironwood Hall.

Fun and prizes at Waterdown Treat & Pet Walk

Date: October 27, 2018

Time: 13.00-16.00

Location: Waterdown BIA, 5 Mill St. South, Waterdown

More than 50 businesses in downtown Waterdown will be giving out treats to costumed kiddies on Saturday, Oct. 27.

Free canvas tote bags will be handed out to the first 200 people. Tote bags will be given out in front of Shoppers’ Drug Mart on Hamilton Street and by Village Creamery on Main St. S.

Dress your pets and bring them, too! There will be prizes for best-dressed pet. Register your pet at the judges’ viewing station (location to be determined).

Enter to win goodies from Bulk Barn Waterdown, Canada Post, Keekee and Rose, Keynote Music Studios, Village Chiropractic Clinic, Waterdown Dancers’ Inc., Waterdown Retail and more.

Village Theatre Presents “Sylvia”

Start date: November 2, 2018

End date: November 17, 2018

Time: 18.00

Location: Memorial Hall, 317 Dundas St. E., Waterdown

Village Theatre kicks off its 2018-2019 season with Sylvia, a poignant romantic comedy that features a rival for affection between husband, wife and a dog named Sylvia. Directed by Matt Willson, co-produced by Sandra Strauss & Adrienne Roman. Cast includes Deb Dagenais, Jason Swenor, Alex Chappell, Key Paul Straughan. Box Office open for tickets- phone (905)690-7889. Visa & Mastercard accepted by phone. Please leave message & our volunteer box office staff will promptly return call & process orders. Tickets also available by visiting the following local businesses (CASH only): Village Fish & Chips; Pickwick Books, 325 Dundas St., Waterdown.
All performances $25 per ticket, groups of 10 or more $23 per ticket. No assigned seating. Theatre opens 30 minutes before performance start. Evening performances are at 8pm, Sunday matinees are at 2pm
Sunday Matinee – 2pm. Elevator access available.
Note: Adult subject matter. Not suitable for children.

2nd Annual Arts & Craft Show at Flamborough Seniors Centre

Date: November 3, 2018

Time: 9.30-15.00

Location: Flamborough Seniors Centre, 163 Dundas St. E. Waterdown

Featuring an exhibition and sale of work by the Westover Artists group. Something for everyone: watercolours, pastels, oils, acrylics and mixed media with a range of subject matter.
The talented members who knit, crochet and sew will also be selling some wonderful items, and other craft items will be available for purchase, including many Christmas-themed presents and stocking stuffers.
There will be a bake table with homemade treats.
The sale is a fundraiser for the Flamborough Seniors Centre.

The Rat Pack

Date: November 6, 2018

Location: 1520 Stone Church Rd E, Hamilton, ON

Enjoy lunch and a show at Carmen’s Banquet & Convention Centre. Tickets are $72.00 and include lunch, show, and transportation. Limited spaces are available – register and pay in person at the Flamborough Connects Office (163 Dundas St. E., Waterdown)

Senior Caregivers Emergency First-Aid Training Course

Date: November 10, 2018

The Ministry of Seniors Affairs has generously provided Flamborough Connects with a Seniors Community Grant to facilitate EFA CPR-C/AED certification training. This grant addresses the needs of many seniors who provide caregiver services for grandchildren, partners, adult children or other vulnerable populations through volunteer work.

There are limited spaces for this training and an application must be completed. The application deadline is September 19, 2018 at 4:00pm