Today in Photos.

Evelyn Stafford, 3 and gets a boost from mom Lena Dianda as she pets Serena, a nine-year-old alpaca from Alpacas from Eighth and Mud (which is located, appropriately, at Eighth Road and Mud Street in Stoney Creek). Serena was making her third visit to the Terryberry Branch of the Hamilton Public Library Tuesday afternoon. Staff brought in Serena along with owner Sharon Trent-Docherty to give patrons the chance to see an alpaca up close. Over 150 people stopped by the library parking lot to see Serena. Serena is a therapy animal so she was quite comfortable with all the attention as people posed for photos and pet her neck. Photo by Scott Gardner, The Hamilton Spectator

Serena, a nine-year-old alpaca from Alpacas from Eighth and Mud. Scott Gardner/ Hamilton Spectator

Posing for a photo with Serena, a nine-year-old alpaca Photo by Scott Gardner, The Hamilton Spectator

Every Tuesday evening the bocce courts at LaSalle Park in Burlington are filled with the Burlington Special Olympics participants. The organization provides year-round sports training and athletic competition for individuals with intellectual disabilities.The summer schedule of events includes bocce as well as four more summer oriented sports for intellectually disabled youth and adults in Burlington. Gary Yokoyama, The Hamilton Spectator.

Summer is in session giving it’s full-on best. Walking laps around the Gage Park Fountain works for Trinity Losier 11, as she manages to beat the heat. PHOTO BY: Gary Yokoyama, The Hamilton Spectator.

Xavier Goodman, 3, of Hamilton tests out his radio controlled car on the pump track in Gage Park on a beautiful Tuesday aftenoon.Photo by Scott Gardner, The Hamilton Spectator

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