THIS WEEK IN THE HAMMER: MARCH 20 - 26, 2017

A PEEK INTO SOME EVENTS HAPPENING THIS WEEK IN AND AROUND HAMILTON

Monday, March 20, 2017

The Mule & Friends featuring Johnny Blonde

Jonny Blonde Food Truck & Kitchen is coming over to make you food!

Join me for some yummy food made by Jonny, special drinks, and a bunch of fun in support of YWCA Hamilton!

When: 6 pm

Where: The Mule, 41 King William Street, Hamilton, ON

More info here

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

100 in 1 Day Kickoff Workshop

On Saturday, June 3rd, 2017, 100In1Day is coming back to Hamilton!

We'll be joining cities across the country and around the world to strive for 100+ creative community-based activities and actions, known as urban interventions, all taking place on the same day. Imagine the possibilities for our city if hundreds of people united to participate in small initiatives to spark change!

Come join us on March 21st from 6:00-8:30pm at Evergreen Storefront for our Kickoff Workshop! We will have a brief overview of what 100In1Day is, as well as hear from past intervention leaders who will talk about their interventions and give advice. Then we will have our workshop to help generate intervention ideas.

Already have an idea? We will have a coaching corner for those who need help polishing their intervention!

When: 6 - 8:30pm

Where: Evergreen Storefront, 294 James Street North, Hamilton, ON

More info here

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Facing Change: The Environmental Commissioner's 2016 GHG Progress Report @ McMaster Inovation Park

"Facing Climate Change: The Environmental Commissioner's 20167 GHG Progress Report" Dr. Dianne Saxe, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, will be speaking about climate change in Ontario - the critical thresholds that have been exceeded, the province’s current greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and what the government is doing to reduce emissions. Although the province took great steps towards GHG reductions this past year, the Environmental Commissioner’s 2016 Annual GHG Progress Report contains several recommendations to help the government avoid some major pitfalls.

When: 6:30 - 10 pm

Where: McMaster Innovation Park (Room 1-ABCD), 175 Longwood Road South, Hamilton, ON

More info here

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Our Food Our Future : Sustainable Food Systems @ Green Values Hamilton-Halton

FREE - Bring a friend, your favourite dish for 6, your own place setting.

Alvaro is a local organic farmer, pioneer for local distribution of farmed food, and just recently the new Lead Farmer for Hamiltons 2 acre Urban Farm. Join us, for Alvaro's ever entertaining, and educational talk. Alvaro has a smorgesbord of tantalizing information about growing our future, in these times.
Come join us !

When: 7 - 10 pm

Where:35 Aikman Ave, Hamilton, ON

More info here

 

Friday, March 24, 2017

Global Citizens Fundraising Gala with Guest Speaker Lawrence Hill @ Liuna Station

Empowerment Squared’s 2017 Fundraising Gala will welcome over 500 caring citizens, community leaders, young professionals, and international guests to celebrate and support the transformational work of Empowerment Squared.

Lawrence Hill will be the evening's keynote speaker. Hill is the author of ten books, including The Illegal and The Book of Negroes, winner of various awards including The Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, and CBC Radio’s Canada Reads. He holds honorary doctorates from six Canadian universities, was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada, received the Governor General’s History Award and was inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame.

When: 6 - 11 pm

Were:Liuna Station , 360 James Street North, Hamilton, ON

More info here

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Cleaning Up Cootes and Redhill Watershed @ Freelton Library Branch

Learn how the Stewards of Cootes Watershed are ensuring the health and biodiversity of Cootes Paradise and the creeks that flow into it by restoring the marsh back to its full ecological magnificence. Find out how you can help, too!

Admission and parking are free.

When:2 pm

Where: HPL Freelton Branch,

More info here

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Environment Hamilton Presents: Sing for Change @ Workers Arts and Heritage Centre

Got the winter blahs? Join EH and our sponsoring partner the Hamilton District Labour Council at Sing for Change - a fun sing-along led by our good friend Tiny Bill Cody (aka Tor Lukasik-Foss). We'll be belting out the best protest songs going - and we know it'll be good therapy for all!

When: 2pm

Where: Workers Arts & Heritage Centre, 1 Stuart Street, Hamilton, ON

More info here

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Sunday, March 26, 2017

Around the Bay Road Race

Hamilton's Around the Bay Road Race is the oldest on the continent, first run in 1894, three years before the Boston Marathon. Rich in tradition, it has been won by the best from around the world, including Boston Marathon winners and Olympic gold medallists. Become part of the continuing tradition by running this challenging course around Hamilton's natural harbour!

When: 9:30 am - 2 pm

More info here

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