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Enjoy these events coming soon to Haldimand County!

Enjoy these events coming soon to Haldimand County!

Happy spring, everyone! April is shaping up to be a busy month in Haldimand, so mark your calendars for these upcoming events and take advantage of all the community has to offer.

Community Volunteer Income Program – Various dates in April
If you need a hand preparing your tax return, the Haldimand County Public Library has you covered! This month, the library is offering a free income tax filing service with trained volunteers in partnership with the Canada Revenue Agency. Tax clinics will be by appointment only. Call 289-674-0400 or drop in at the Library to leave your name and phone number. A volunteer will contact you to book your appointment.

Annual Variety Show – April 6, 7, 8
The Fisherville Lions invite you to their Annual Variety Show at the Fisherville Community Centre. Tickets are $15 per person.

Crafternoons: DIY Bath Products – April 10
Nothing beats soaking in a relaxing bath after a long, spring walk! The Caledonia Library will host this adult craft program, teaching participants how to use simple household ingredients to create luxurious bath products. Program cost is $2. Registration is required. Call 289-674-0400.

Make Your Own Fascinator – April 12
If you love these spectacular headpieces made popular by glamourous women all over the world, don’t miss your opportunity to create your own masterpiece! Haldimand County Museum and Archives will host a workshop where participants will let their creativity shine as they fashion a one-of-a-kind fascinator to take home. Cost is $10 per person. Workshop runs from 1 – 3 p.m. For more information, call 905-772-5880.

5th Annual Easter Egg Hunt – April 14
Children 13 and under are welcome to attend this fun event, happening once again at Henning Ball Park. There will be 20,000 chocolate eggs to hunt for, face painting, live bunnies, prizes, raffles and the opportunity for kids to have their photo taken with the Easter Bunny. Register online at http://www.caledoniaeasteregghunt.com.

LaFortune Park Clean-up Day – April 22
Celebrate Earth Day with neighbours, family and friends and help make Caledonia a little greener! All are invited to join the Friends of LaFortune Park for a clean-up day. Volunteers are asked to meet at the front gates at 9:30 a.m.

Coming soon to Haldimand!

Coming soon to Haldimand!

With the first day of spring coming up, we have a lot to look forward to this month. Residents of Haldimand County will be pleased to hear that there are also some terrific events on the agenda in March, so get set for a busy month!

Public Skating – March 18, 25
Bring the whole family to the Haldimand County Caledonia Centre for a little Saturday night skating fun! Held from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Admission is free.

St. Patrick’s Country Dinner – March 12
Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day a little early at beautiful Cottonwood Mansion! This heart-warming dinner will include baked ham, colcannon, Barm Brack and all the trimmings. Stick around after dinner for a performance by students from the McGinley Academy of Irish Dance! Meal begins at 1:30 p.m. Reservations are required by March 9 – call 905-776-2538.

March Break Mansion Tours – March 13-17
Ruthven Park National Historic Site will welcome visitors during March Break to tour this stunning Greek Revival Mansion, located at 243 Highway 54 in Caledonia. Ruthven was built between 1845 and 1847 and was home to five generations of the Thompson family. Tours will be offered daily from 1 – 3 p.m. – admission is half price! Visit http://www.ruthvenparknationalhistoricsite.com.

March Break at the Library – March 13-17
Haldimand libraries will host a variety of fun programs during March Break. Here in Caledonia, don’t miss the Finding Dory Party on March 15 from 10:30 – 12:30 p.m., Toothpick Painting on March 16 from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. and No-Sew Mini Pillows on March 17 from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. The Cayuga, Hagersville and Selkirk branches also have an assortment of exciting programs planned – visit the website at http://www.haldimandcounty.on.ca for more info. Registration is required.

Architectural Treasures Along the Grand – March 27
Visit Edinburgh Square Heritage & Cultural Centre this month for a chance to peruse its latest exhibit. Architectural Treasures Along the Grand will be open during regular museum hours, Monday – Friday from 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Admission is by donation.

Love is in the air in Haldimand!

Love is in the air in Haldimand!

Valentine’s Day is coming up this month! If you’re trying to figure out how to celebrate the most amorous day of the year with the one you love, there are excellent dining options right here in Haldimand County, perfect for a romantic evening out.

If you’re looking to do something extra special this year, take a look at some of the events taking place just down the road in Hamilton in the days leading up to February 14.

If you both love music, grab tickets to the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra’s performance Made in Hamilton: The Beatles Experience, playing on Saturday, February 11 at Hamilton Place. Enjoy your favourite Beatles tunes, sung by Hamilton greats and performed by the HPO. Visit http://www.coreentertainment.ca for tickets.

For the couple that enjoys a refreshing pint, don’t miss the I Heart Beer Festival, coming to the Hamilton Convention Centre February 11 – 12. More than 20 independently owned craft brewers from Ontario will be offering six ounce pours, plus tasty samples from some of the area’s best local restaurants and caterers. Tokens are $2 and both food and beer can be purchased with the token. Most beers will be $2 for a 6-ounce pour. Visit iheartbeer.ca for tickets.

If you’d like to spend the evening enjoying a show together, grab tickets to How We First Met – An Improvised Celebration of Love, playing on February 14 at 8 p.m. at the quaint Staircase Theatre on Dundurn Street North. Get set for laughter

watching this improvised journey through meeting, dating, and mating as selected couples tell their “how we first met” stories. Tickets are $15 each, $25/couple. Visit http://staircase.org.

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