Top 5 This Week!

1.   Hamilton: Craftadian Spring Market! Come celebrate the best in Canadian-made, small batch goods at the McMaster Innovation Park where you can choose from 80 fine local artisans. From handmade goods to edible treats and music by DJ Aerlie Wild, this unique shopping experience connects emerging and established makers with the Hamilton community. You will find everything from ceramics to jewellery, handcrafted skincare to clothing design, and woodworking to art plus a selection of Hamilton’s favourite food trucks! Part of the proceeds will be donated to Food4Kids. Free parking! Free swagbag to the first 50 shoppers at 10AM. Saturday 10-6PM

2.   Milton: Sweet Water Season. Final Weekend! Visit the reconstructed Iroquoian Village and learn how maple syrup was discovered and used by indigeous people as you take in an interactive (and edible!) Sweet Water demonstration. Nostalgia is served in the afternoon as staff demonstrate how to make taffy on snow. Try a tasting flight of different grades and types of syrup before heading to the giftshop to pick up a delicious souvenir. Kids will enjoy winning a prize for compleing the maple themed discovery hunt! Saturday and Sunday 10-4OPM Crawford Lake Conservation Area.

3.   Kitchener: Peter and the Wolf! One of the most beloved children’s compositions of all time, Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf is a perfect introduction to the orchestra as each character in the story is brought to life by a different instrument. Delightfully entertaining, this classic tale will captivate listeners both young and old! Doors open at 1:15 pm for: Art activities hosted by the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, music activities hosted by Music for Young Children, and ‘My First Music Lesson’ where kids can take a mini lesson from a KWS musician on a variety of instruments. Saturday: Centre in the Square 2:30PM.

4.   Burlington: Sunday RBG Jazz Brunch. Sunday Brunches never “sounded” so sweet! Enjoy a delicious brunch complemented by the tranquility of the historic Rock Garden at the Royal Botanical Gardens and the sweet sounds of live entertainment. This week: Aaron Bowers is a local Hamilton saxophone player who has been performing and teaching in the city for well over ten years now. He is a graduate of the local Mohawk Music program, as well as the Humber Music Performance Degree program in Toronto. He regularly performs with local bands Momentum, Funkhaus, the Royal Canadian Navy band, and many local jazz groups and combos. Sunday RBG, 11AM 1185 York Blvd.

5.  Paris: Gem & Mineral Show. The 47th annual’s theme is “Birthstones of the World”. The show features gem, mineral, fossil, and stone dealers, lapidary equipment and supplies, fine jewellery, supplies and beads, diamonds, handcraft products, and much more. Don’t miss this! Here are some highlights: fossil fish digging, exploration, geology, and more Saturday and Sunday 10-5PM Paris Fairgrounds.

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