What’s Happening, Week of May 15

What’s Happening events must be open to the public, of general public interest, 60 words or less, and received at least two weeks prior to the event.  Please include ticket prices, if any, and where to obtain more information. Email notices to info@thesarniajournal.ca.

 Wednesday, May 14

Lawn Bowling

Newcomers can try their hand at lawn bowling during four open houses at the Sarnia Lawn Bowling Club, May 14, 15, 16 and 18. Welcoming club members will introduce you to the game. Germain Park, off Bright Street. For times or other information call Dave at 519-869-2501 or Ron at 519-542-3988.

 Thursday, May 15

Fashion Show

Third annual Celebrity Men in a Fashion Event features five hand-chosen local models strutting their stuff on the runway in support of the Kidney Foundation. The event, with a silent auction, at the Quality Inn, Point Edward. Tickets $50.For more, call 519-344-3462

 Friday, May 16

Concert Series

The second act in the Stokes Bay Grill and Bar Friday night concert series features local band RockRidje rocking the bar. 485 Harbour Rd. Doors open at 9 p.m. and there is no cover charge. For more, call 519-337-8466 or visit www.stokesbaysarnia.com

Artwalk Music Fundraiser

A team of six local artists will paint to live music with the paintings raffled off in support of Artwalk 2014.  At Ups n’ Downs, 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. For more, call Billie Jo at 519-402-4111.

Saturday, May 17

Mustang Sally Rally

A car rally exclusively for Mustangs will be held in Sarnia with cash prizes available in five classes. Organized by Lambton Ford, proceeds to Pathway Health Centre. Cost, $20 per car, includes lunch for driver. Register at Lambton Ford, Pathways or email juliannehigdon@gmail.com.

Charity Barbecue

The Tote’s R Us cancer Relay for Life team is hosting a barbecue at Degroot’s Nurseries Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more, contact Rose at 519-491-8435.

Celtic Band Concert

The Glasgow Celtic band Charlie and the Bhoys will perform a show at Jack Doyles Bar and Grill at 8:30 p.m., with special guest, soccer great Bertie Auld. Sponsored by The Sarnia Celtic Supporters Club. Tickets, $25, available by calling Sue at 519-383-6953 or Steve at sdevlin1978@hotmail.com.

 Tuesday, May 20

Homebuyers Seminar

A first-time homebuyers “bootcamp” explaining the buying process and how to navigate through it is offered at the Exit Realty office, 1323 Michigan Ave., at 7 p.m. For more, contact Julie Jenkins, at 519-328-4963 or Julie@exitsarnia.com

 Wednesday, May 21

Legacy Planning

The public is invited to a free seminar on the tax benefits of planned giving and legacy planning, the Lambton Room, Pathways Health Centre for Children, 1240 Murphy Rd., For more or to RSVP, contact Tracy at 519-542-3471, ext. 243.

 Friday May 23

Concert Series

The third act in the Stokes Bay Grill and Bar Friday night concert series features local favourite Chemical Valley. 485 Harbour Rd. Doors open at 9 p.m. and there is no cover charge. For more call 519-337-8466 or visit www.stokesbaysarnia.com

Diabetes Open House

Health care professionals available to perform free foot examinations, check sugar levels and provide information about diabetes at the Shell Health Centre and Rapids Family Health Team, 233 Cameron St. in Corunna. Refreshments and prizes. For more, call 519-813-9800.

 Saturday, May 24

Music Festival

Indiefest is a series of concerts preceding an all day music festival Aug. 23, showcasing independent music artists from southwestern Ontario. Indiefest has brought 20 bands to the stage at The Stubborn Mule, 
505 Campbell Street in Sarnia. 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m., tickets $10 advance, $15 at the door. www.indiefest.ca, or call Dave Burrows, 519-490-4617.

Paws 4A Cause

Second annual fun day for families and their four-legged dog friends featuring live music, vendors and more in support of Community Concerns for the Medically Fragile, at Mike Weir Park. $10 per vehicle admission.  Register online at www.ccmfonline.com

 Sunday, May 25

Strides For Change

MADD Canada’s 3rd annual signature walk offers teams and individuals the opportunity to help stop drinking and driving in the community. Five kilometre walk/run/wheelchair course in Canatara Park, 1 p.m. Draws, trivia and lunch. Pledge sheets at 519-339-9962. Call Erin at 519-331-0096 for more.

Euchre

Games hosted by the Sarnia branch of the Royal Canadian Naval Association, 1420 Lougar St., May 25 and June 8, at 1 p.m. All welcome.  For more, contact 519-344-0331 or visit www.rcnasarnia.com

 Monday, May 26th

Retirement Income

Michael John Kooy, an investment advisor with RBC Wealth Management, will speak about achieving income in retirement in the Metro Room, Jack Doyle’s Irish Grille, 1249 London Road, Sarnia, 7 p.m.  Free, presented by local chapter of CARP. If possible, RSVP to carpsarnialambton@gmail or 226-349-4546.

 Tuesday, May 27

Home Sellers Seminar

A first-time home sellers “bootcamp” explaining how to make your home stand out is offered at the Exit Realty office, 1323 Michigan Ave., at 7 p.m. For more, contact Julie Jenkins, at 519-328-4963 or Julie@exitsarnia.com

 Friday, May 30

Free barbecue

A free public barbecue will be held in the No Frill’s parking lot in Sarnia by  Centrepoint IDA Pharmacy and Fabien Jagoo’s Cooperator’s Insurance, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Also available, free diabetic, bone scan, lung function and blood typing tests. For more, call 519-339-0909 or visit www.centrepointida.com

Organ Concert

Organist Angus Sinclair will perform a concert at The Church of St. Bartholomew, 718 Cathcart Blvd. at 7:30 p.m. Tickets, $15, or $12 for groups of 6 or more, available at church office, 519-383-6933.

 Saturday, May 31

Liver Walk

The Bernadette Leclerc Memorial Stroll for Liver is a family-friendly walk for all ages in Canatara Park that supports the Canadian Liver Foundation. Registration at 9 a.m., walk begins at 10 a.m. Light refreshments at noon. For more, contact:  Sheila Hughes (519) 336-5223 or visit www.strollforliver.ca.

Garage and Trunk Sale

A garage and trunk sale will be held both indoors and outdoors at High Park United Church, 1081 Brenchley St., beginning at 8 a.m. Barbecued food available.  Rent a parking space for $5 by calling Debbie and leaving a message at 519-845-3669.

Spring Garage Sale

Spring garage and bake sale featuring baked goods, meat pies, books, jewelry and other items hosted by the ladies guild at Trinity Anglican Church, Murphy Rd., from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For more, call 519-542-3559.

Motorcycle Poker Run

Organized by the Canadian Motorcycle Cruisers and open to all, the run begins with registration at Tim Hortons at 512 Vidal St., and ends at the Royal Canadian Legion, 286 Front St. Tickets, $15, include a barbecue and door prizes. For more, contact Tricia at cmc016pokerrun@hotmail.com

Information Lecture

Help and Healing on the spiritual path through the teaching of Bruno Groening.  Presented by the Bruno Groening Circle of Friends, Sarnia Library, 3 p.m. Free admission, donation appreciated. For more call 519-344-8338 or visit www.bruno-groening.org/english

Ceilidh

An evening of East Coast music, food and dancing in support of St. Clair Child & Youth Services at the Camlachie Community Centre, 5 p.m. Tickets, $35 adults, $5 children under 5. For more, visit www.stclairchild.ca or call Cheryl Cassin at 519-337-3701 ext. 262.

 Sunday, June 1

Author talk

Authors Bob Page and Jean Grant-Page will discuss their 2013 book Voices of a Forgotten Tragedy: Trans-Canada Flight 831, an event in which five Polymer Corporation executives died. High Park United Church, 2 p.m. No charge.

Youth Choir Concert

The Lambton Youth Choir with special guests Don Besig and Nancy Price perform a spring concert at Grace United Church, 990 Cathcart Blvd, at 3 p.m. Donations at door. For more, visit www.lambtonyouthchoir.ca

 Friday, June 6

The Beer Show

Friday and Saturday, more than a dozen breweries, including Sarnia’s own Refined Fool, sampling, live music and more in the Bayside Centre, part of the Artwalk weekend. Tickets, $10, four-ounce sample tickets $1 each. For more, visit www.beershow.ca.

Fish Fry

Sarnia branch of the Royal Canadian Naval Association hosting a fish fry, made with fresh local fish, at the branch hall, 1420 Lougar St., at 6 p.m. All welcome. Cost, $17. For more, call 519-344-0331.

 Saturday, June 7

Anti-Violence Walk

First annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event, to raise money and awareness to end domestic violence in our community. Hosted by the Women’s Interval Home and Reseau-femmes. For more, visit walkamilesarnia@hotmail.com

Garage Sale

A garage and bake sale and barbecue will be held at Bluewater Country, 5700 Blackwell Sideroad, from 8 a.m. to noon.  Rain or shine, and all welcome.  For more, contact Diana at 519-542-2787 or diana.bouffard@gmail.com