April 14, Saturday, 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.: Songs from the Heart, concerts by N-Zanity Soli, with a portion of the proceeds to the Charles Family Defense Fund. Tickets $15 in advance from the church office at 905-528-3724, or $20 at the door. St. Paul’s Anglican Church, 1140 King St. West.
April 14, Saturday, 5:00-6:30 p.m.: Spaghetti dinner fundraiser for the Charles Family Defense Fund. Canadians for Lucene Charles is a grass-roots group dedicated to keeping all five members of the Charles family intact and here in Hamilton. The fund has been established to help with their significant legal costs. Donations will be managed by St. Paul’s Anglican Church in Westdale. For more information or to donate online, visit http://lucenecharles.wordpress.com/charles-family-defense-fund/ or their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/DontDeportLuceneandAjohkeCharles?sk=wall . The dinner will be catered by East Side Mario’s (Queenston Road location) and features spaghetti and meatballs, garden salad, and a selection of desserts. Advance ticket sales only, available until April 11 at McMaster University’s OPIRG office, Student Centre, Room 229, or at Bryan Prince Booksellers, 1060 King St. West; $10 per person, children five and under free. The dinner will be at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, 1140 King St. West.