Release Your Inner Elf

Eat, drink, and be merry at the Strathcona  Community Council’s 2nd annual Holiday Open House! Sunday December 5th, 1 to 4 p.m.  Rolly Rocket’s BBQ  470 King Street West at the corner of Locke and King streets. Jolly old St. Nick will be on hand to mingle with the neighbours and pose for photos with young and old. Kids’ games….crafts….face painting….free munchies….music….door prizes….and more! Email for information:...

SCC Games Day

The Olympics may be over but we’re still game for some friendly neighbourhood competition!  So dig out your board games and drag out your friends for an afternoon of fun, Strathcona-style! Sunday, April 18, 2010 2:00 – 5:00 pm Rolly Rockets BBQ, 470 King St. West (King and Locke...

Dundurn – A Complete Street

What: Dundurn Street: from National Historic Site to World Biosphere Reserve (York Blvd to Aberdeen) Date: Monday, March 22, 2010 Time: 7 to 9 p.m. Location: Parish Hall, St. Joseph Church, Locke at Herkimer, Hamilton   Dundurn is a street on the cusp of redeveloping and forging a new identity.  You are invited to a community meeting to learn about and provide your input into how it could look in the future.   Agenda:   ·         Councillor McHattie will speak about his vision of Dundurn Street ·         Khaldoon Ahmad, City of Hamilton Urban Design and David Cumming, City of Hamilton Heritage and Urban Design will speak about potential streetscapes on Dundurn as well as the concept of Dundurn as a “Complete Street” ·         Al Fletcher, City of Hamilton Planning will speak about what Dundurn might look like under the new Mixed Use zoning and by-law reform; this could include intensification opportunities ·         Daryl Bender, City of Hamilton Alternative Transportation will speak about the Shifting Gears Cycling Master Plan, TDM (Transportation Demand Management), and transit opportunities ·         Zach Douglas, CEO of McMaster Innovation Park will provide an update on the current progress and how it ties into the future of Dundurn   The presentations will be followed by a Q&A and...

SCC March meeting – Gardening

What: Gardening Galore! When: Monday March 29, 2010 Time: 7 p.m. Where: Strathcona Gardens Apartment Building, 120 Strathcona Ave. N. Calling all green thumbs (and green thumb wannabes)! Dish the dirt with fellow gardeners and get the scoop on urban agriculture, native plants, garden design and more! Informal mix ‘n’ mingle at 7 p.m. Presentations on Victoria Park community gardens and future Victoria Park plans at 7:45...

TAKING THE MYSTERY OUT OF KNITTING

–           Do you want to knit but don’t know how? –           OK, you’ve knitted scarves for everyone in your family (including the dog) and want something a bit more challenging –           Do you find pattern instructions and yarn selection daunting? –           Do you want an excuse to sit in a comfy chair without moving for several hours at a time? You are invited to a free knitting workshop on Sunday, February 21st from 2 to 5 p.m. at Yoga With Ona. Knitters at any level and non-knitters are all welcome. Non-knitters can learn how to cast on, the basic knit and purl stitches, and cast off. All participants can learn to: –           read patterns (written and charts); –           match the yarn to the pattern; –           estimate the amount of yarn needed; –           know the different properties of various fibres; –           finish sweaters, assembly, etc. More advanced knitters may wish to explore cable knitting (Aran), Fair Isle (multi-colour horizontal stripes) and intarsia (colour blocks). I have knitted for many years. I am not an expert knitter but pretty competent. There will be lots of different yarns available for looking at, squeezing and learning about different fibres, and several examples of knitted items. The only materials you need are a pair of straight knitting needles (I suggest between 4 mm and 5 mm) and a ball of light coloured plain smooth (untextured) knitting yarn (so that you can see the stitches clearly). The yarn can be wool or acrylic – just something that feels nice to you. Zellers carries a good range, and Harts also has a basic supply. If you...

Drugs and Crime SCC meeting

You are warmly invited to… What: “Drugs & Crime” When: Wednesday February 17, 2010 Where: Hellenic Community Centre, 27 Head St. Time: 7 p.m. “Drugs & crime”…did we get your attention? Join us for a personal health and safety double bill, brought to you by local pharmacist Ehab Sefain (our “drugs” expert) and members of Hamilton Police Services (our “crime” team). Ask questions and be informed! We’ll also meet our new Crime Manager, Tina Potter. Share your thoughts with Tina about neighbourhood policing...