Plan your weekend: gritLIT, library sale, antiques and more

News Apr 07, 2016 by Kathi Aitken The Hamilton Spectator

Eat, drink and be merry

More than 40 vendors — including five breweries, eight wineries and dozens of local restaurants and food producers — will excite the taste buds during the annual Eat & Drink Norfolk Friday and Saturday in the Aud at the Norfolk County Fairgrounds.

The annual festival of food gives attendees the chance to sip and munch their way through the best of Norfolk produce. Guests pay $10 for admission on Friday and $12 on Saturday and can purchase "tasting tokens" $1 apiece.

The 19-plus event runs Friday from 5 until 10 p.m. and Saturday from noon until 10 p.m. Visit norfolkcountyfair.com for more information.

Bang, bang

On Friday, as part of gritLIT at the Art Gallery of Hamilton, Spectator reporter Jon Wells discusses with A.J. Somerset his latest book, "Arms: The Culture and Credo of the Gun."

A tragic surprisingly funny treatise on gun violence, the NRA and the radicalization of gun culture. Tickets $10.

For a full calendar of events see gritlit.ca/events-3/gritlit2016/

Library book sale

Hamilton Public Library's annual book sale continues Friday to Sunday.

Participating branches include Ancaster, Barton, Central Library, Dundas, Greensville, Kenilworth, Lynden, Red Hill, Saltfleet, Sherwood, Stoney Creek, Terryberry and Westdale. Days and hours vary by location

Prices will range from $1 to $5, with exceptions on some items. The tables will be restocked regularly so there will be great deals whenever you drop by. Check outhpl.ca for open and closed times of branches

Under the hammer

Don't miss out on the Dundas Valley School of Art's 46th annual Art Auction on Saturday. Doors to the auction open at 7 p.m. and the auction begins at 8 p.m.

This year's edition features must-see pieces from art world masters such as Picasso, Renoir and Miró, works from iconic Canadian artists such as Alex Colville and Abraham Anghik Ruben.

More than 1,400 original works of art from pottery, oils, pastels to sculpture and jewelry will be on display.

Admission is $35 in advance; $40 at the door. Free previews are offered Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Silent auction bids will be accepted at the preview. dvsa.ca/downloads/art-auction

What's it worth?

An antique road show is coming to Joseph Brant Museum on Saturday.

Treasure Antiques and Appraisals of Oakville will hold an antique appraisal clinic to evaluate visitors' hand-held items between 1 to 4 p.m.

The cost for an appraisal is $5 per item. Registration is required. Regular museum admission rates apply in addition to the appraisal fee.

Items that can be appraised include fine art, silver, china, clocks, art objects, jewelry, watches and coins.

The museum is located at 1240 North Shore Blvd. E. For more information, visit museumsofburlington.com

Stories in stone

Take a historical tour of Hamilton Cemetery, as part of gritLIT, with Robin McKee on Saturday.

A brand-new tour focuses on the women and artists of Hamilton.

Meet at the gatehouse, 777 York Blvd. at 11 a.m. Call 905-544-9559 or visit hamiltonhistory.ca

Compiled by Kathi Aitken

The Hamilton Spectator

Plan your weekend: gritLIT, library sale, antiques and more

News Apr 07, 2016 by Kathi Aitken The Hamilton Spectator

Eat, drink and be merry

More than 40 vendors — including five breweries, eight wineries and dozens of local restaurants and food producers — will excite the taste buds during the annual Eat & Drink Norfolk Friday and Saturday in the Aud at the Norfolk County Fairgrounds.

The annual festival of food gives attendees the chance to sip and munch their way through the best of Norfolk produce. Guests pay $10 for admission on Friday and $12 on Saturday and can purchase "tasting tokens" $1 apiece.

The 19-plus event runs Friday from 5 until 10 p.m. and Saturday from noon until 10 p.m. Visit norfolkcountyfair.com for more information.

Bang, bang

On Friday, as part of gritLIT at the Art Gallery of Hamilton, Spectator reporter Jon Wells discusses with A.J. Somerset his latest book, "Arms: The Culture and Credo of the Gun."

A tragic surprisingly funny treatise on gun violence, the NRA and the radicalization of gun culture. Tickets $10.

For a full calendar of events see gritlit.ca/events-3/gritlit2016/

Library book sale

Hamilton Public Library's annual book sale continues Friday to Sunday.

Participating branches include Ancaster, Barton, Central Library, Dundas, Greensville, Kenilworth, Lynden, Red Hill, Saltfleet, Sherwood, Stoney Creek, Terryberry and Westdale. Days and hours vary by location

Prices will range from $1 to $5, with exceptions on some items. The tables will be restocked regularly so there will be great deals whenever you drop by. Check outhpl.ca for open and closed times of branches

Under the hammer

Don't miss out on the Dundas Valley School of Art's 46th annual Art Auction on Saturday. Doors to the auction open at 7 p.m. and the auction begins at 8 p.m.

This year's edition features must-see pieces from art world masters such as Picasso, Renoir and Miró, works from iconic Canadian artists such as Alex Colville and Abraham Anghik Ruben.

More than 1,400 original works of art from pottery, oils, pastels to sculpture and jewelry will be on display.

Admission is $35 in advance; $40 at the door. Free previews are offered Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Silent auction bids will be accepted at the preview. dvsa.ca/downloads/art-auction

What's it worth?

An antique road show is coming to Joseph Brant Museum on Saturday.

Treasure Antiques and Appraisals of Oakville will hold an antique appraisal clinic to evaluate visitors' hand-held items between 1 to 4 p.m.

The cost for an appraisal is $5 per item. Registration is required. Regular museum admission rates apply in addition to the appraisal fee.

Items that can be appraised include fine art, silver, china, clocks, art objects, jewelry, watches and coins.

The museum is located at 1240 North Shore Blvd. E. For more information, visit museumsofburlington.com

Stories in stone

Take a historical tour of Hamilton Cemetery, as part of gritLIT, with Robin McKee on Saturday.

A brand-new tour focuses on the women and artists of Hamilton.

Meet at the gatehouse, 777 York Blvd. at 11 a.m. Call 905-544-9559 or visit hamiltonhistory.ca

Compiled by Kathi Aitken

The Hamilton Spectator

Plan your weekend: gritLIT, library sale, antiques and more

News Apr 07, 2016 by Kathi Aitken The Hamilton Spectator

Eat, drink and be merry

More than 40 vendors — including five breweries, eight wineries and dozens of local restaurants and food producers — will excite the taste buds during the annual Eat & Drink Norfolk Friday and Saturday in the Aud at the Norfolk County Fairgrounds.

The annual festival of food gives attendees the chance to sip and munch their way through the best of Norfolk produce. Guests pay $10 for admission on Friday and $12 on Saturday and can purchase "tasting tokens" $1 apiece.

The 19-plus event runs Friday from 5 until 10 p.m. and Saturday from noon until 10 p.m. Visit norfolkcountyfair.com for more information.

Bang, bang

On Friday, as part of gritLIT at the Art Gallery of Hamilton, Spectator reporter Jon Wells discusses with A.J. Somerset his latest book, "Arms: The Culture and Credo of the Gun."

A tragic surprisingly funny treatise on gun violence, the NRA and the radicalization of gun culture. Tickets $10.

For a full calendar of events see gritlit.ca/events-3/gritlit2016/

Library book sale

Hamilton Public Library's annual book sale continues Friday to Sunday.

Participating branches include Ancaster, Barton, Central Library, Dundas, Greensville, Kenilworth, Lynden, Red Hill, Saltfleet, Sherwood, Stoney Creek, Terryberry and Westdale. Days and hours vary by location

Prices will range from $1 to $5, with exceptions on some items. The tables will be restocked regularly so there will be great deals whenever you drop by. Check outhpl.ca for open and closed times of branches

Under the hammer

Don't miss out on the Dundas Valley School of Art's 46th annual Art Auction on Saturday. Doors to the auction open at 7 p.m. and the auction begins at 8 p.m.

This year's edition features must-see pieces from art world masters such as Picasso, Renoir and Miró, works from iconic Canadian artists such as Alex Colville and Abraham Anghik Ruben.

More than 1,400 original works of art from pottery, oils, pastels to sculpture and jewelry will be on display.

Admission is $35 in advance; $40 at the door. Free previews are offered Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Silent auction bids will be accepted at the preview. dvsa.ca/downloads/art-auction

What's it worth?

An antique road show is coming to Joseph Brant Museum on Saturday.

Treasure Antiques and Appraisals of Oakville will hold an antique appraisal clinic to evaluate visitors' hand-held items between 1 to 4 p.m.

The cost for an appraisal is $5 per item. Registration is required. Regular museum admission rates apply in addition to the appraisal fee.

Items that can be appraised include fine art, silver, china, clocks, art objects, jewelry, watches and coins.

The museum is located at 1240 North Shore Blvd. E. For more information, visit museumsofburlington.com

Stories in stone

Take a historical tour of Hamilton Cemetery, as part of gritLIT, with Robin McKee on Saturday.

A brand-new tour focuses on the women and artists of Hamilton.

Meet at the gatehouse, 777 York Blvd. at 11 a.m. Call 905-544-9559 or visit hamiltonhistory.ca

Compiled by Kathi Aitken

The Hamilton Spectator