Week of May 25

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

Thursday, May 25

Cycling

The Lambton Outdoor Club hosts two informal morning rides. Faster riders start at 9:30 a.m. and slower riders at 10. a.m. Destination and duration generally determined by a consensus of riders present departure. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

Memory Mentors

Last day to register for a two- hour seminar offering expert information on dementia and “red flags,” plus tips on simple ways to exercise the brain to stay healthy. Central United Church, 220 George St., 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Call the church office to register at 519-344-4561

Friday, May 26

Tea Party

For daughters and mothers/grandmothers. Includes refreshments and a craft. Bright’s Grove Library, 2618 Hamilton Rd., 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. To register, call 519-869-2351

Saturday, May 27

Open Jam

Join in or just enjoy an afternoon of musical entertainment. Corunna Legion, 350 Albert St. Vocals warm up at 2 p.m. Meat draw at 4 p.m. Food available. Wheelchair accessible. For more, call 519-862-1240

Canada 150 Concert

Sarnia and District Community Choir perform “Glorious and Free” in celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday, with guests The Georgian Singers and Kaleidoscope. First Christian Reformed Church, 1105 Exmouth St., 7:30 p.m. Tickets $10, $3 students, $20 family, available at Strangway Centre or at door. Proceeds to Wounded Warriors Canada. For more, visit www.sarniaanddistrictcommunitychoir.com

Garage Sale

Breast Buddies fundraiser includes wide assortment of items. 1272 Sherwood Trail, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. All proceeds to the Dragon Boat Team comprised of breast cancer survivors. For more, visit Breast Buddies Dragon Boat Team Facebook page.

Garage & Bake Sale

Trinity Anglican Church Ladies Guild’s garage and bake sale at 1194 Murphy Rd., 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. All welcome. To arrange table, contact Joan at 519-542-3559

Hiking

The Lambton Outdoor Club hosts an easy to moderately difficult thre-hour hike to the Dalewood Conservation Area near St. Thomas. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

Cycling

The Lambton Outdoor Club hosts two morning rides to Forest. Faster riders start at 9:30 a.m. and slower riders at 10 a.m. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

Anglers Training

Bluewater Anglers’ annual Kids Training Day at the hatchery, 1 Michigan Ave., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Children will be shown basic fishing techniques and get a chance to catch a fish from the pond. Must register by contacting Jo-Anne Eves at 519-383-0873 or r_gary_1217@outlook.com. For more, contact John Klazinga at 519-330-9968 or JKlazinga3@gmail.com

Garage Sale

At High Park United Church, featuring lots of bargains indoors and outdoors, baking sale and a barbecue with hamburgs and hotdogs. 1081 Brenchley St, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more, call Debbie at 519-845-3669

Church Barbeque

Neighbourhood barbecue at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 429 Indian Rd. N., from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Hot dogs, french fries, other treats, play games, For more, call 519-337-6615

Yard Sale

Yard sale organized by Together Offering Volunteer Assistance (TOVA) at 1483 Murphy Rd., 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., includes plants for sale, bake sale, and BBQ. For more, call 519-339-9763 or email kferguson25@cogeco.ca

Plant Sale

Cat Chance’s Spring Plant Sale includes various hostas and perennials, ferns, pink bleeding hearts, rose of sharon saplings, and more. Plants starting at $2. 1084 Briarfield Ave., 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Proceeds to Cat Chance to reduce feral cat population. For more, email penny.rodrigues@bell.net

Garden Sale

Plant/Garden sale offering perennial plants and garden accents. St. John in the Wilderness Anglican Church, 2896 Old Lakeshore Rd., Bright’s Grove, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Rain or shine. For more, call 519-869-2403

Sunday, May 28

Rock Concert

Camlachie United Church’s “Shake, Rattle & Roll” event celebrates the music of the ‘50s and ‘60s. Music from Frankie & The Fairlanes. $20 adults, $10 children ages 6 to 12, free under 5. Includes a ‘50s Diner with a cash grill and free vintage car display. For more, call 519-899-4720 or 519-869-4103 or visit www.camlachieunited.ca
Paddling

The Lambton Outdoor Club hosts 2-3 hours of paddling at the Parkhill Conservation Area. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

Youth Choir Concert

Lambton Youth Choir’s spring concert at Grace United Church, 990 Cathcart Blvd., 3 p.m. Fully accessible building. Tickets $10. Contact Mike Nagle at 519-845-1004 or mikenagle00@hotmail.com. For more, visit www.lambtonyouthchoir.ca

Food Bank Fundraiser

Fundraiser Day at Jackpot City, 825 Upper Canada Dr., 3:50 p.m. Proceeds to River City Vineyard Food Bank. Tickets $15. Tickets to win Tap Tix coupons and bingo certificates will be sold, $3 for 5 tickets. Includes silent auction. Must be 19+ years old. For more, contact River City at 519-383-8463 or rcard@rcv.org

CF Walk

Local Cystic Fibrosis families and the Sarnia Kinsmen-Kin families host the annual “Walk To Make Cystic Fibrosis History.” At the Kiwanis Pavilion at Children’s Farm. Registration at 9 a.m., walk at 10:20 a.m. Refreshments after walk. Cheques for $25 to “Cystic Fibrosis Canada” will be tax receipted. For more, call 519-845-1983 or leave a message at 519-337-6124

Pet Valu Walk

Pet Valu Walk for Dog Guides fundraiser helps to raise, train and place service dogs with Canadians with medical or physical disabilities. All dogs welcome to participate, but you do not need a dog. Canatara Park, registration at 11 a.m., walk at 12 p.m. To register or donate, visit walkfordogguides.com

Monday, May 29

Paddling

The Lambton Outdoor Club hosts a two-hour paddle on the St. Clair River. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

Low Impact Exercise

West Lambton Community Health Centre’s free Riverside Low Impact Exercise, meeting at Centennial Park Flag Court, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Mondays until June 26. For more, call 519-344-3017, ext. 237

Tuesday, May 30

Pelvic Floor Health

Learn about common concerns related to pelvic floor health. Session will include practical lifestyle recommendations and exercises to improve overall well-being. Twin Bridges NPLC, 109 Crawford St., 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

Learn to Crochet

Learn basic crochet stitches. Bring a 6mm crochet hook. Yarn will be provided. Sarnia Library, 124 Christina St. S., 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. For adults. Contact the Reference Desk to register. For more, call 519-337-3291

Low Impact Exercise

West Lambton Community Health Centre’s free Canatara Low Impact Exercise, meeting the beach pavilion/bandshell in Canatara Park, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesdays until June 27. For more, call 519-344-3017 ext. 237

Wednesday, May 31

Cycling

The Lambton Outdoor Club hosts a Wednesday morning ”easy” ride along the trail to Bright’s Grove and return. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

Computer Meeting

Learn about Link2Feed, a software used for food banks, at a meeting of the Sarnia Computer Users Group. Grace United Church, 990 Cathcart Blvd., 7 p.m.. For more, call 519-542-1949 or visit www.scug.ca

Thursday, June 1

Anger Management

Identify anger triggers and patterns. Practice positive and effective anger management skills. West Lambton Community Health Centre, 429 Exmouth St., 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. To register, call 519-344-3017 ext. 237

Healthy Eating

Rapids Family Health Team offering a 4-week healthy eating and lifestyle change group called Healthy Eating and You. 233 Cameron St., Corunna, 9:30 a.m. Also at 1150 Pontiac Dr., Sarnia, 9 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949.

Toastmasters

Lambton Toastmasters hosting a one-hour open house to explain the public speaking program, which is available at five Toastmaster clubs in Sarnia-Lambton. 1 p.m., lower-level boardroom at Goodwill Building, 1121 Wellington St. For more, call Elizabeth at 519-899-2535

Steak Bingo

At the Corunna Legion, 350 Albert St., doors open at 6 p.m., play at 7 p.m. Includes 25 regular games, 4 cards for $20, plus a special game, $2/strip. Prizes from $700 to $100. Food available. All welcome. For more, call 519-862-1240

Community Cafe

Dr. Del Donald to speak about methadone and harm reduction, and Sgt. John Pearce to speak about illegal drugs in the community at McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home’s “Death Café.” With discussion and light refreshments. 431 Christina St. N., 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Free. To RSVP, call 519-331-3944 or 519-344-3131 or email deathcafesarnia@gmail.com

Healthy Eating

Rapids Family Health Team offering a four-week healthy eating and lifestyle change group, Healthy Eating and You. 233 Cameron St., Corunna, 9:30 a.m. Also at 1150 Pontiac Dr., 9 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

Makerspace

The Makerspace at Sarnia Library offers a number of instructional workshops, for ages 10 to adult, on the laser cutter, sewing machine, 3D printer, Silhouette die cutter, book binder and button maker. Workshops necessary to operate equipment independently. Valid library card required. For more, visit www.lclibrary.ca , email makerspace@county-lambton.on.ca or call 519-337-3291

Cycling

Lambton Outdoor Club hosts two morning rides. Faster paced riders start at 9:30 a.m., slower riders at 10 a.m. Destination and duration determined by consensus of riders at time of departure, taking weather into consideration. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

Friday, June 2

Musical Stage Show

A single performance of the touring live musical stage show “Northern Tapestry—A Lost World” at Sarnia Library Theatre, 124 Christina St. S., 7:30 p.m. Includes music by Geoff Noble and spoken word by Susan Shillingford in celebration of Canadian artists. Tickets available at Cheeky Monkey or the door.. For more, visit www.whistlingfishproducts.com

Painting Workshop

“Painting Georgia O’Keeffe” workshop with Andrea Mossop. Grace United Church, 990 Cathcart Blvd., 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. and/or June 3 at First Christian Reformed Church, 1105 Exmouth St., 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost $135 for non-members. For more, visit www.sarniaartistsworkshop.com or email sarnia.artists.w@gmail.com

Stress Management

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free stress management seminar. 1150 Pontiac Dr., 9:30 a.m. Also at 233 Cameron St., Corunna at the same time. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

Live Music

Indie local rock band The Gypsy Flats plays the Cheeky Monkey as part of First Friday festivities. 130 Christina St. N., 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more, call 519-332-0978

Saturday, June 3

Family Fun Day

Sarnia Lakeshore Optimist Club host its annual fun day for the whole family at Newton Park on McCrie Street in north Sarnia, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Activities include inflatables, fire truck rides, games, with hot dogs, drinks and other food. All free. For more, call Brian at 519-344-4884

Museum Exhibits

Plympton-Wyoming Museum’s Vimy Ridge exhibit includes a story of the battle and 2 dioramas of Vimy Ridge. Other exhibits include Early Settlers, the Great Storm of 1913 and Post WW2 Immigration. Free admission. For information of private group tours, call 519-869-4909

Pop-Up Market

St. Andrew’s outdoor ‘Pop-up Market’ includes vintage items, collectibles and more for sale. 261 Christina St. N., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Proceeds support the church and Diabetes Canada’s summer camp program. For more, call 519-332-2662

BBQ Fundraiser

Lambton Centre holds its annual chicken BBQ Fundraiser to support its summer camps. Corunna United Church, 198 Hill St. Two seatings, 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Advance tickets only. For tickets, call 519-786-5663

Cycling

The Lambton Outdoor Club hosts a ride along the Orchard Trail near Bayfield. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

Sunday, June 4

Gutsy Walk

All welcome at the “Gutsy Walk” for Chron’s and Colitis Canada. Beach Pavilion in Canatara Park, registration at 12 noon, walk at 1 p.m. 5-km walk, run or bike. Free BBQ after. For more, visit www.gutsywalk.ca or contact Petra at 519-491-8273

Paddling

Lambton Outdoor Club hosts a paddling trip on the Thames River. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org