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Free Public Talk - Fracking for Oil & Gas: Character and Consequences

  • Date: Saturday, October 01, 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

What is fracking all about? Fracking has changed the sources and economics of fossil fuel production worldwide. Dr. Bob McNutt, a geologist formerly on faculty at U of T and McMaster, describes the process and explains its pros and cons. Q & A with coffee afterwards.

http://www.haalsa.org

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The Future of Transportation

  • Date: Tuesday, October 04, 2016
  • Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Location: CoMotion on King
  • Address: 115 King Street East (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Kevin Browne
  • Email: kevin@kevinbrowne.ca

Uber Canada public policy manager Chris Schafer will speak about the future of transportation before opening the floor for ample question and discussion time!

Speaker Bio: Chris is Public Policy Manager for Uber Canada. Prior to joining Uber, Chris was an associate with Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP, practicing regulatory law, in addition to having served as an executive director of a legal foundation and legal commentator for a news channel. With a background in politics, Chris is also a published writer, having authored numerous political and public policy articles and studies for think tanks, journals, and newspapers. Chris has an Hons. B.A. in political science from Wilfrid Laurier University, an M.A. in political science from the University of Western Ontario, and an L.L.B. from Osgoode Hall Law School.

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/the-future-of-transportation-with-chris-schafer-tickets-27473992451

Posted by KevinBrowne

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Engage Your City: Growth Through Action

  • Date: Wednesday, October 05, 2016
  • Time: 6:30pm-9:30pm
  • Location: McMaster Continuing Education Centre (in Jackson Square)
  • Address: 1 James Street North, Hamilton, ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Hamilton SPN
  • Email: hamiltonspn@gmail.com

Join the Hamilton Sustainability Professionals Network for this exciting workshop!

Community service and volunteering take many forms and levels of commitment. This workshop is for those looking to take their involvement to the next level. Attendees will hear from experienced community leaders, professionals, and experts working in the fields of community service and volunteering. This workshop will provide opportunities for participants to get involved right away.

Participants are asked to bring business cards with them to more easily connect with organizations that will be there. 6:30 to 7:00 pm - Registration 7:00 to 8:30 pm - Workshop 8:30 to 9:30 pm - Networking

http://engageyourcity.eventbrite.ca/

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Nick Wallace Upstairs

  • Date: Wednesday, October 05, 2016
  • Time: 8:00 PM
  • Location: Staircase Theatre and Cafe - Bright Room
  • Address: 27 Dundurn St North (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Luke
  • Email: lbrown@theatreaquarius.org
  • Phone: 9059068362

Nick Wallace Upstairs

Expect quite a bit of the unexpected, and a whole lot more of the unexplainable in Nick Wallace Upstairs, a weekly show by illusionist Nick Wallace at the Staircase Café.

Occurring on Wednesday nights for 6 weeks this fall, Upstairs’ informal setting invites audiences to be part of an intimate evening of mystery and illusions with the Canadian Champion of Magic. Lasting about 75 minutes in length, attendees are encouraged to have a drink in the café before and to hang around after the performance to mingle with Nick.

Nick Wallace Upstairs is jointly produced by Nicholas Wallace and Flat Earth, the team responsible for the smash hit Séance. Seating is extremely limited. Performances are September 14, 21, 28 October 5, 12, 19 at 8:00 PM. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased in advance by phoning 905-529-3000 or emailing info@staircase.org.

http://www.nickwallace.com

Posted by lbrown@theatreaquarius.org

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Take Back the Night

  • Date: Thursday, October 13, 2016
  • Time: 6:00 pm
  • Location: City Hall
  • Address: 71 Main Street West (Google Maps)

Take Back the Night, an annual event organized by SACHA, is a powerful opportunity for survivors and their supporters to actively build connections, assertively reclaim our right to safety, and courageously stand up against violence.

TBTN centers the experiences of women and gender non-conforming folks. We invite men to cheer the march on from Gore Park.

Use your voice! Take a stand against victim blaming and to support survivors of sexual violence. Lets let the entire world know that we believe survivors!

This year’s event will include giant puppets, information tables, drumming, Zumba, sign making, music, some surprises and, of course, a loud and empowered march! . When: Thursday, October 13th, 2016

6:00pm – We Gather 7:00pm – We Rally 7:30pm – We March

Where: Hamilton City Hall – 71 Main Street, Hamilton ON

We will have both an HSR and DARTS buses following the march for folks who are not able to march.

Posted by Ashley

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Stinson Community Association AGM

  • Date: Thursday, October 13, 2016
  • Time: 7pm-9pm
  • Location: Central Memorial Recreation Centre
  • Address: 93 W Ave S, Hamilton, Ontario L8N 1S1 (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Sunil Angrish, Community Animator/Developer
  • Email: sangrish@sprc.hamilton.on.ca

Save the date! Please join the SCA membership at the Annual General Meeting. Agenda to include annual elections, a presentation of the annual financial report, a celebration of the highlights of the past year and more.

SCA Executive positions for the election include : Co-Chairs (2), Treasurer, & Secretary.

Please see the terms of reference for more information (http://www.stinsoncommunity.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Stinson-Community-Association-Terms-of-Reference-2014v3.pdf) on these positions.

http://www.stinsoncommunity.ca

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Nick Wallace Upstairs

  • Date: Thursday, October 13, 2016
  • Time: 8:00 PM
  • Location: Staircase Theatre and Cafe - Bright Room
  • Address: 27 Dundurn St North (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Luke
  • Email: lbrown@theatreaquarius.org

Nick Wallace Upstairs

Expect quite a bit of the unexpected, and a whole lot more of the unexplainable in Nick Wallace Upstairs, a weekly show by illusionist Nick Wallace at the Staircase Café.

Occurring on Wednesday nights for 6 weeks this fall, Upstairs’ informal setting invites audiences to be part of an intimate evening of mystery and illusions with the Canadian Champion of Magic. Lasting about 75 minutes in length, attendees are encouraged to have a drink in the café before and to hang around after the performance to mingle with Nick.

Nick Wallace Upstairs is jointly produced by Nicholas Wallace and Flat Earth, the team responsible for the smash hit Séance. Seating is extremely limited. Performances are September 14, 21, 28 October 5, 12, 19 at 8:00 PM. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased in advance by phoning 905-529-3000 or emailing info@staircase.org.

http://www.nickwallace.com

Posted by lbrown@theatreaquarius.org

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DEEPLY ROOTED - Celebrating 15 Years of Environment Hamilton

Please join us as we celebrate 15 years of environmental action in Hamilton!

Saturday, October 15th, 2016 at the Park Street Gasworks 141 Park Street North

A celebration with Sarah Harmer and friends

Harvest Banquet at 5:30pm - $125 per person Ticket includes a multi-course Local Harvest Banquet prepared by Ruth Ann and her team at Mes Amis Catering and entry to the Birthday Bash at 8pm. Drinks at 5:30pm and dinner at 6pm. Tickets are limited to 50 for dinner.

Birthday Bash at 8pm - $35 per person Ticket includes entry to the Birthday Bash where light refreshments and a cash bar will be available.
The celebration includes live music from Sarah Harmer, Milk Run, Steve Fuller and byron.

http://www.environmenthamilton.org

Posted by iancborsuk

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Skills, Tools, & Tricks of the Modern Field Naturalist

  • Date: Sunday, October 16, 2016
  • Time: 9:00am
  • Location: Mt Albion Conservation Area
  • Address: Anchor Rd, Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Rob Porter
  • Email: rob@inpictures.ca

Join the Hamilton Naturalists' Club on a hike through Mt Albion Conservation Area as we share tips, tricks, and tools used by field naturalists for finding, identifying, and recording species of all varieties.

Whether you're new to the study and application of the natural world, or an old hand, the outing will be geared towards ensuring it is a learning experience for all. Bring along any field naturalist "tools" such as binoculars, hand lens, etc. if you have them, but also your modern mobile tech tools as well -- smartphones, cameras and the like -- as we'll touch upon how these can also be effectively used to assist in exploring local ecosystems.

Meet at the dead end of Anchor Rd, just off of Stone Church Road east of Dartnall Road. The HSR Upper Ottawa 22 bus has a stop nearby as well.

Time: 9am-11:30am

Hike leader: Rob Porter Hosted by the Hamilton Naturalists' Club

http://hamiltonnature.org/activities/calendar/

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Talk: Cooper's Hawk & Blanding's Turtle

  • Date: Monday, October 17, 2016
  • Time: 7:00pm
  • Location: Royal Botanical Gardens
  • Address: 680 Plains Rd West, Burlington (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Rob Porter
  • Email: rob@inpictures.ca

This is one of the monthly meetings of the Hamilton Naturalists' Club. All are welcomed to come. October's speaker is Chris Motherwell.

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Who were Cooper and Blanding? Who named them? Why were their names given to these species? Do they have other species named for them? The answers can be enlightening and amusing. After a quick overview of the binomial naming system, we will spotlight the people behind the names, other species named for them and any connection between these people.

Chris Motherwell is a teacher, naturalist and photographer. Studying nature has been his passion since early days in suburban Montréal, patrolling local woods in search of blue-spotted salamanders and milk snakes, or finding mudpuppies and crayfish in the back river. After learning backyard birds in his teens, he has participated in Christmas Bird counts since 1988 in Algonquin and Rondeau Parks, Toronto, Brantford, Hamilton and Victoria, Saanich, Sooke and Duncan, BC. He was an avid contributor to the former Ontario Herpetofaunal Summary, the Ontario Mammal Atlas, and the Canadian Ladybeetle survey. His formal studies have included courses in the Restoration of Natural Systems program at University of Victoria, BC and he has taught a number of bird watching courses and conducted many nature walks. An award winning nature photographer, his work is published in Islands of Hope: Ontario’s Parks and Wilderness. He has been collecting named species for his database for over 10 years.

http://hamiltonnature.org/activities/monthly-meetings/

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Durand Neighbourhood Association AGM

  • Date: Tuesday, October 18, 2016
  • Time: 6pm
  • Location: YWCA Hamilton
  • Address: 75 MacNab Street South Hamilton, ON L8P 3C1 (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Sunil Angrish, Community Animator/Developer
  • Email: sangrish@sprc.hamilton.on.ca

An important meeting for the upcoming DNA year. Join us at 6 p.m. at the YWCA on MacNab Street. Meet your neighbours and hear updates about the latest in our neighbourhood.

http://www.durandna.com

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Corktown Neighbourhood Association AGM

  • Date: Thursday, October 20, 2016
  • Time: 7pm-9pm
  • Location: Queen Victoria Elementary School
  • Address: 166 Forest Ave, Hamilton, Ontario L8N 0A5 (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Sunil Angrish, Community Animator/Developer
  • Email: sangrish@sprc.hamilton.on.ca

Join your friends and neighbours at the Corktown Neighbourhood Association Annual General Meeting, Thursday October 20th. If you live, work, learn or own a business in the Corktown, we want to meet you! ALL ARE WELCOME.

Anything you'd like to see discussed at the meeting? Send us your neighbourhood questions or ideas!

http://www.corktownhamilton.ca

Posted by openstreetshamilton

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Nick Wallace Upstairs

  • Date: Thursday, October 20, 2016
  • Time: 8:00 PM
  • Location: Staircase Theatre and Cafe - Bright Room
  • Address: 27 Dundurn St North (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Luke
  • Email: lbrown@theatreaquarius.org
  • Phone: 9059068362

Nick Wallace Upstairs

Expect quite a bit of the unexpected, and a whole lot more of the unexplainable in Nick Wallace Upstairs, a weekly show by illusionist Nick Wallace at the Staircase Café.

Occurring on Wednesday nights for 6 weeks this fall, Upstairs’ informal setting invites audiences to be part of an intimate evening of mystery and illusions with the Canadian Champion of Magic. Lasting about 75 minutes in length, attendees are encouraged to have a drink in the café before and to hang around after the performance to mingle with Nick.

Nick Wallace Upstairs is jointly produced by Nicholas Wallace and Flat Earth, the team responsible for the smash hit Séance. Seating is extremely limited. Performances are September 14, 21, 28 October 5, 12, 19 at 8:00 PM. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased in advance by phoning 905-529-3000 or emailing info@staircase.org.

http://www.nickwallace.com

Posted by lbrown@theatreaquarius.org

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Leadership Communication-Speaking With Impact

  • Date: Tuesday, October 25, 2016
  • Time: 9am
  • Location: Waterfront Banquet Centre
  • Address: 555 Bay Street North, Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Evelyn Myrie
  • Email: empowerstrategy@bell.net
  • Phone: 905 5275651

Today, it is not enough to have the best product, the best service or the best idea. It is critical to be able to persuade & convince others.

This half-day training is designed to help you learn how to speak at your best...whether addressing clients in small groups or at industry events, briefing internal staff, media, board members, sponsors /partners.

Who should attend: Board Members/Chairs, Management Communication staff Elected officials

http://www.empowerstrategygroup.com

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Explore the new Biggar Lagoons Wetlands, Grimsby

  • Date: Saturday, October 29, 2016
  • Time: 10:00am
  • Location: Biggar Lagoons Wetlands
  • Address: 647 Winston Rd, Grimsby (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Bruce Mackenzie
  • Email: kintail52@gmail.com
  • Phone: 905-973-4869

Visit this new public wildlife / birding area with your leader Bruce Mackenzie, Director of the Bird Studies Group in the Hamilton Naturalists' Club. See how a former sewage lagoon system has been changed into a constructed wetland and the possibilities that it holds for the future.

Take QEW to Fifty Rd, go north on Fifty Rd. to the North Service Rd. Go east on North Service Rd to Kelson Rd and turn left, go one small block and turn right onto Winston Rd and go east 1 km to Oaks Rd. Parking lot is on the north side of Winston Rd at Oaks.

Caution: There is a new stop sign on the North Service Rd just east of Fifty Rd.

http://hamiltonnature.org/activities/calendar/

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Autumn Wildflowers Walk @ Princess Point

  • Date: Saturday, November 05, 2016
  • Time: 1:30am
  • Location: Princess Point Park
  • Address: Princess Point Park, Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Dean Gugler & Fleur-Ange Lamothe
  • Email: dgugler@gmail.com

Join Dean Gugler and Fleur-Ange Lamothe for a late season wildflower hike at Princess Point parking lot. The warm waters of the Hamilton Harbour and the extra light from the street lights keep the flowers blooming longer than one might expect.

All are welcomed.

For more infomation, contact Dean Gugler and Fleur-Ange Lamothe: dgugler@gmail.com.

Meet at Princess Point Parking Lot; Pay to Park.

Event organized by Hamilton Naturalists' Club.

http://hamiltonnature.org/activities/calendar/

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Hamilton Fall Bird Count

  • Date: Sunday, November 06, 2016
  • Time: 8am
  • Location: Hamilton and surrounding region
  • Contact: Bill Lamond
  • Email: bill-lamond@hotmail.com

Every first Sunday of November, the Hamilton Naturalists' Club runs a fall bird count to measure the occurrence and abundance of local bird species.

The area covered by the count is quite large, reaching Brantford in the west, southern Guelph in the north, to Hagarsville in the south, to Mississauga in the east. Participants will be needed from all areas within those boundaries.

Please contact Bill Lamond at bill-lamond@hotmail.com for details and to register.

Also see http://hamiltonnature.org/birding/counts/fall-bird-count/ for more information.

http://hamiltonnature.org/birding/counts/fall-bird-count/

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AN EVENING WITH GLEN SODERHOLM

  • Date: Saturday, November 12, 2016
  • Time: 7:00 p.m.
  • Location: Central Presbyterian Church
  • Address: 165 Charlton Avenue West, Hamilton, ON, Canada (enter sanctuary off Caroline Street) (Google Maps)
  • Email: info@cpchamilton.ca
  • Phone: 905-522-9098

Central Presbyterian Church, 165 Charlton Avenue West at Caroline Street South in Central Hamilton is pleased to present an evening with well-known gospel, folk, Celtic singer-songwriter Glen Soderholm and company on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. in the sanctuary off Caroline Street.

Glen Soderholm is an accomplished Canadian singer-songwriter, praise-worship leader, speaker, teacher and ordained minister of the Presbyterian Church in Canada. He has recorded six CDs of mostly original music in the genre of spiritual acoustic folk often highlighting Trinitarian themes. Join Central Church as we continue to celebrate our 175th anniversary in an evening of joy-filled musical entertainment.

Admission is FREE but an offering in support of Presbyterian World Service & Development and the Refugee Aid Program would be appreciated.

http://www.cpchamilton.ca

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Free Public Talk - Hamilton's Architectural Jewels

  • Date: Tuesday, November 15, 2016
  • Time: 8:00 pm - 9:15 pm
  • Location: Hamilton Central Library (Hamilton Room, main floor)
  • Address: 55 York Blvd., Hamilton (entry via York Blvd. doors) (Google Maps)
  • Contact: secretary, The Hamilton Association
  • Email: secretary@haalsa.org
  • Phone: 905-527-0080

A richly illustrated talk by Mohawk College architecture prof, Shannon Kyles, uncovers local architectural treasures that escaped their two main enemies: fire and prosperity.

http://www.haalsa.org

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Lakeshore Birding: Van Wagner's Beach to Fifty Point CA

  • Date: Saturday, November 19, 2016
  • Time: 8:00am
  • Location: Lake Ontario Shoreline
  • Address: Hutch’s on the Beach, Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Kevin McLaughlin
  • Email: kevinmclaughlin05@gmail.com

Lead by Kevin McLaughlin, local veteran birder who has been leading fall birding outings for the Hamilton Naturalists' Club for more than 35 years, and recently has been focusing more on waterbirds.

All whom are interested in learning about the shore and lake birds of Lake Ontario are invited to join us.

There will be stops at various points along the lake during this popular annual excursion. In the event of bad weather, we will be taking shelter at Hutch's or at the Lakeland Centre Tower. This is a morning excursion that may stretch into the afternoon if conditions are good.

Meet in the parking lot on the north side of Hutch's Restaurant (Van Wagner's Rd.)

Contact Kevin at kevinmclaughlin05@gmail.com if you have questions.

Hosted by the Hamilton Naturalists' Club.

http://hamiltonnature.org/activities/calendar/

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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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