If you don’t waste your weekend at one patio, you will want to know what else is happening in the Hamilton area.
A taste of summer is upon us this weekend with the promise of sunshine and warm breezes. Environment Canada calls for temperatures in the mid-1920s with only a small cloud to shade your day and a 60 percent chance of showers overnight from Saturday to Sunday.
The first step in the Ontario-wide reopening of COVID-19 begins Friday, allowing local patios to open, the start of in-person shopping for non-essential items and the holding of small outdoor gatherings that can accommodate up to 10 people. Indoor gatherings are still prohibited. You will still need to follow the provincial guidelines for Step 1, but take the time to enjoy some of the activities and events below. Remember that you should always wear a mask.
PATIO, GOOD SR
The patios are open now that Ontario is in the first step of reopening. Learn more about The Spectator’s Fallon Hewitt at thespec.com. Hi, Hamilton! The patios reopen on Friday. Where can i go?
Yes! Just in time for warm summer evenings, Starlite Drive In at Stoney Creek is open from Friday. On the program for this weekend: Peter Rabbit 2 and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle; A Quiet Place Part 2 and Top Gun; Jurassic Park and Jaws. Visit premiertheatres.ca/starlite for ticket information and more.
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Everyone thinks that strawberries and those early summer gems are starting to swell as the season is about to kick in. Murphy’s Country Produce, 2040 Guyatt Rd., Binbrook has pre-picked berries available and says picking is expected to begin around June 14. Call their product hotline at 905-692-5733 for up to date information on crops. Another local Hamilton staple, Lindley’s Farm & Market, 900 Fiddler’s Green Rd., Ancaster, says strawberries should be ready around June 16. Call their harvest hotline for daily updates at 905-648-4212.
Julia lovett-squires from The Flamborough Review has compiled a list of six local farms where you can purchase produce. Read it on thespec.com: 6 Freshly Picked Flamborough Farm Shops Near You.
RELAY FOR LIFE
The Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay For Life virtual event for Hamilton, Burlington and Oakville is Saturday from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. The virtual experience will include everything you love about the Relay with inspiring opening ceremonies featuring hard-hitting stories from Participants of Hope (cancer survivors), remarks from CCS, a luminary ceremony and more. Those who have not yet committed to raising the minimum amount of $ 150 for adults or $ 60 for youth can choose to donate a minimum of $ 45 instead. Visit support.cancer.ca/site/SPageServer/?s_qkey=www.google.com&pagename=RFL_NW_homepage for more information.
SUICIDE AWARENESS MARKET
A community awareness campaign, SuiSTRIVE, hopes to help end the stigma and silence surrounding suicide. Walk Saturdays at 1 p.m. from Bayfront Park to Hamilton City Hall. All proceeds will go to SuiSTRIVE’s SuiSTRIDE event and any remaining fundraising amounts will be donated to Mission Services. COVID masks and protocols are mandatory for participants. Donations of non-perishable food are also accepted. For more information visit gofundme.com/f/suistrive.
Do you see flamingos in town? Area residents landed herds of plastic on lawns as part of a fundraising awareness campaign for BRIGHT Run 2021, which is live on Facebook on September 11. The BRIGHT Run raises funds for breast cancer research at Hamilton’s Juravinski Cancer Center and McMaster University. Every dollar raised by participants goes to research. Visit Brightrun.ca.
Are your children’s bikes ready for summer? Join Neighbor 2 Neighbor on Saturday Community Day when New Hope Bikes will be at the Community Food Center, 310 Limeridge Rd. W., Unit 10. They will be offering free tune-ups and small group cycling programs. Tune-ups are scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., the Smart Ride 1 group is from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and group 2 is from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The presence of a parent or guardian is required. Remember to wear a mask.
Hamilton’s Bike Month Contest doesn’t end until June 30. If you want to enter to win one of the three sets of prizes available, all you have to do is ride a bike during the month of June and you qualify. Visit hamilton.ca/streets-transportation/biking-cyclists/bike-month.
Goat Yoga is back at Triple C Farm Animal Sanctuary and Kids’ Farm, 500 Carluke Rd. W., Ancaster. It’s $ 30 for a one hour lesson. Book your reservation on their website: triplecfarm.ca.
DINOS AND FRIENDS TICKETS
Are you looking for some dramatic fun for the kids or grandchildren? Dinos and Friends is a fully contactless, social-distancing drive-thru event that takes place at Lime Ridge Mall from June 19 to July 4. The website says the tour lasts approximately 20 minutes. Tickets cost $ 45 per vehicle. You can buy tickets now on dinosfriends.ca.
CluedUpp Games features outdoor sleuth adventures and is in Hamilton on June 26. Can your team, two to six players, make it through town solving the clues? Hamilton’s Ripper the team ticket is $ 63. indicedupp.com.