Too good to miss: nonprofit, charity and fundraising events in Hamilton and area


Ontario Lung Support Group, Jan. 17, 3 p.m. Les Charter Family YMCA, 356 Rymal Rd. E. Diagnosis of lung disease brings endless questions and concerns. Bring your caregivers and join us for this free event. Email:

Parkinson Support Group, Jan. 12, 10:30 a.m. St. Peters Hospital, Garwood Jones Auditorium, Alexander Pavilion, 88 Maplewood Ave.

Hamilton and District Ostomy Association, open mike night, Jan. 15, 7:30 p.m. Sacred Heart Community Centre, 24 Poplar Ave.

Griefshare Support Group, Jan. 14, 6:30 p.m. Peoples Church, 510 Mohawk Rd. W. Register by Jan. 7. 548-6972.

Pain Management, Jan. 14, Sherwood Library, 467 Upper Ottawa St. Free six-week Chronic Pain Self Management workshop. 546-3249

Interview Skills Workshop, Jan. 14, 2 p.m. YMCA Employment Services, 427 Dundas St. E., Unit 1, Waterdown. Registration required. 690-9927

Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS), Jan. 14, 6 p.m. Wesley United Church, 651 Hwy 8, Stoney Creek. First visit is free. 289-682-2338

Employment Counselling, Jan. 14, 9 a.m. Dundas Community Services, 2 King St. W., Unit 3A. Free and accessible employment counselling partnered with YMCA Employment Services, Waterdown. 627-5461

Networking with Job Developers, Jan. 14, 9:30 a.m. Goodwill Centre, 1050 Upper Gage Ave. Search and share job leads. 526-8488

Calorie Counters, Jan. 15, 5 p.m. Millgrove United Church, 370 5th concession West, Flamborough. Support for those looking to lose extra pounds.

Meditation and Chi Gong Classes, Jan. 17, 7 p.m. Cambodian Temple, 514 Barton St. E., Stoney Creek. Classes are beneficial for stress relief, anxiety and depression. Email:

Al-Anon and Alateen Hamilton and Burlington, help for anyone whose life is, or has been, affected by someone else’s drinking. 522-1733

Nicotine Anonymous, Fridays, noon. St. John United Church, 195 East 38th St. Free support group for people desiring to quit smoking

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