Upcoming Neighbourhood and Community Events

eventsThis is our ongoing listing of upcoming community/neighbourhood events in the Hamilton area. If you have an upcoming event you’d like to add, please contact us by clicking the green “CONTACT” button on the left hand column. Let us know: What, Where, When, a short blurb about the event, and a link to where people can find more info.  (If your event is music-related, you can contact gunner@gunnersmith.ca)
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Hamilton Literary Awards
Tuesday November 12th, 2013, Doors: 7:00 PM Ceremony: 7:30 PM.
Norman and Louise Haac Studio Theatre at Theatre Aquarius. 190 King William St.
The Hamilton Arts Council invites you to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Hamilton Literary Awards.
Admission is FREE and all are welcome. Refreshments and a cash bar will also be available.
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Speak! Storytelling at the Staircase with Gary Barwin
Hosted by Lisa Pijuan-Nomura and Conrad Sichler
Wednesday November 13, 2013, 8-10pm Suggested donation: $7 to $10
Storyteller Lisa Pijuan-Nomura has created a happening for audiences to hear tall tales, share stories and have their voices heard. Theme: All Things Bookish! The second half of the event will feature a Story Jam where up to 6 audience members can sign up to tell there own stories. For more information please contact girlcancreate@gmail.com
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Making Hamilton Home ~ Hamilton c’est notre chez nous
Wednesday November 13, 2013, 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM
The Dr. John M. Perkins Centre, 1429 Main Street East
Presented by: Hamilton Community Legal Clinic and the Hamilton Sanctuary City Coalition
Community, Academics and Community Partners will discuss building a Sanctuary City for non-status Hamilton residents.
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Ralph Nader: Told You So Book Tour
Saturday November 16th, 2013, 7:00 PM
Room 1A1 McMaster Health Sciences McMaster University
Presented by Ontario Public Interest Research Group (www.opirg.ca)
and Brian Prince Booksellers (www.princebooks.net)
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The Future of Cities in Ontario: A Free Q & A event with Mayor David Crombie. 
Sunday November 17th, 2013, 5pm
Thier + Curran Architects at 118 James Street North, 3rd floor, unit 301. FREE
Presented by The Brain & Supercrawl, Moderated by Ryan McGreal.
With guest Mayor David Crombie, Toronto Mayor from 1972-78.
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Hamilton Blues Society Sunday Showcase
Sunday November 17, 7pm start
Knights of Columbus 222 Queenston Rd.
Musical Guests Ginger St James, Charly Chiarelli, Bucket List, Big Johnny
Blue & Strange Cargo. $5 cover. Hamiltonbluessociety.ca
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Yes We Cannon Celebration
Monday November 18th at 5:30 pm
Green Smoothie Bar, 236 James St North
This event is in celebration of the successful “Yes We Cannon” campaign to bring separated two-way bike lanes to Cannon Street. Cover is $20 (includes meal, smoothie, raffle ticket for prizes, music) and will go towards recovering the costs of the YWC campaign.
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James Street North 5×7
Friday November 22 2013 at 7:00pm
Christ’s Church Cathedral, 252 James Street North
5 Minute Talks By 7 Community Thinkers on Improving James St. North
A Night of Ideas and Interaction. FREE Admission Hosted by CBC Radio’s Jeff Goodes.
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Twitter: @5x7JamesStN
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SWAMP STOCK 
Friday November 22, 2013, 10 PM
This Ain’t Hollywood, 345 James Street North www.thisainthollywood.ca
Fundraiser for legal fees for protestors of the Line 9 pipeline reversal Featuring the local musical goodness of: Cowlick, Wax Mannequin Haolin Munk, Earth, Wind & Choir, Lee Reed & Mother Tareka. Cover: $5-$15 (sliding scale)
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Hamilton Seen Presents: Touring – A Lecture With John Kirby and Joey Balducchi
Thursday November 28, 2013, 7-9:30 PM, Tix: $10
The Hamilton Guesthouse 158 Mary Street, Hamilton
A night of conversation about Touring, with John Kirby (national touring artist) and Joey Balducchi (Blind Mule/Spherical Productions), both experts at setting up tours and surviving being on the road as a working musician.
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Truscott, Brown & Dwyer – Annual Community Memorial Service 
Thursday, Nov 28 at 7pm. 1309 King Street East (At the Delta) 
Open to everyone, includes performances by tenor Mitch Seekins and refreshments after.
RSVP necessary to 905-549-2417.
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Annual Turkey Dinner Concert 
Thursday November 28th, 2013 
Stewart Memorial Church, 114 John Street North, Hamilton
Featuring George Oliver and Pascal Kalumbi, SMC Choir, Leo Johnson, Michael Highgate
Wheelchair accessible. Tickets: $20 for Adults, $15 for Seniors, $10 for children. Takeout: $15
Dinner time: 4:30-7:30 PM Concert time: 6-9:00 PM
For Tickets please contact: Stewart Memorial Church at (905) 522-9755
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Stuff Swap: A Fun, money-free way to give & receive good stuff
Saturday November 30th, 2013 3pm – FREE
Perkins Centre, 1429 Main St. E., Hamilton
Stuff Swap is a sneaky way to keep good stuff out of landfills, a fun way to find gifts for your friends and family,a chance to be a little more free of the clutter in your life. A Space to give and receive stuff without spending any money.
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If you have an upcoming event you think would make sense here, please contact us by hitting the green “CONTACT” button on the left hand side of the page. Let us know: What, Where, When, a short blurb about the event, and a link to where people can find more info.  (If your event is music-related, you can contact gunner@gunnersmith.ca)
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