Things to do in Hamilton this weekend

Hamiltonians looking to get out and enjoy the last week of April can volunteer at an escarpment cleanup, shop for vintage goods, plant a red maple, or maybe pick up new pet at the SPCA.
The Hamilton-Burlington SPCA is over capacity and will offer a special on cat adoption fees through until Sunday at 4 p.m. (Edmonton Humane Society)

Fundraiser for Ghana school

The non-profit group Fix Our World is holding the Taste of Africa fundraiser Saturday night in support of building a school in Ghana. The much-needed school will be built in Akuffukrom where Kindergarten students currently are taught under a tree with a hanging chalkboard. The dinner, hosted at the Canadian Legion on Upper Wentworth, will have food, a dance, prizes and a silent auction. The event starts at 6:30 p.m. and goes until 1 a.m. 

SPCA cat adoption special

The Hamilton-Burlington SPCA is at capacity and as a result will be offering a special on adoption prices through to Sunday at 4 p.m. All felines will be available for $125 (cats) and $145 (kittens). All adoption prices include spay/neuter, vaccines, microchip, flea treatment, de-worming and six weeks of pet insurance. The adoption centre is open Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Vintage shopping

Shoppers will want to make it out for some time-honoured goods at the 2nd annual Vintage Lifestyle Consumer Show at the Careport Centre this weekend. With over 50 vendors the two-day shopping event promises everything from furniture, clothing, home decor, wedding inspirations, and memorabilia. VIP shopping hour is 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday only, giving shoppers first pick for a $10 entrance fee. Normal shopping hours are Saturday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a $5 entrance fee. 

Escarpment clean-up

Volunteers are being invited to help out at The Escarpment Project's annual clean-up day on Sunday. Last year more than 300 people helped to remove 250 garbage bags as well as furniture, car parts, bikes and shopping carts out of parks and conservation areas. People interested in helping out are invited to sign up at the organization's website.

Lowe's offers free maple trees

Handyman Bryan Baeumler will be at the Lowe's on Barton Street East in Hamilton on Saturday helping to hand out 700 free trees in support of communities devastated by the December ice storm. The initiative is part of the store's Project Replant, designed to help rebuild some of the tree canopy lost in Ontario communities. Tree start kits, valued at $30, will include a four to five foot tall red maple.