Week of June 22

Whats Happening

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, June 22

Cycling

Lambton Outdoor Club hosts two morning rides. Destination and duration determined by consensus of riders, with weather taken into consideration. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

Summer Music

Summer Music Series at the Bandshell in Canatara Park, 7 p.m. Free admission. Featuring The Bass Crooner. For more, call 519-332-0330. Summer Events Guide available at City Hall or online at www.sarnia.ca

Bluewater Health AGM

Dr. Samir Sinha, director of geriatrics at the Sinai Health System and University Health Network in Toronto, talks about “Meeting our 21st Century Opportunity in Caring for an Aging Population,” at Bluewater Health’s annual general meeting. Lambton College Event Centre, 1485 London Rd., 5:30 p.m. Light refreshments. For more, call 519-464-4452

Kidney Walk Information

A casual gathering to learn more about the Sept. 24th Kidney Walk in Canatara Park. At the Refined Fool, 137 Davis St., 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more, call 519-344-3462 or visit www.kidneywalk.ca

Friday, June 23

Women’s Conference

Two-day Deborah Prayer Company International’s “Be Bold & Beautiful” Women’s Conference, features two speakers: Women with a Vision founder Pastor Cheryl Skid on June 23, 7 p.m., and recording artist Pastor Rachel Rodriguez on June 24, 9 a.m. Holiday Inn, 1498 Venetian Blvd. Registration $35. To register, call 519-330-7232 or 519-542-3292

Social & Silent Auction

St. Bartholomew’s Church holds a Strawberry Social & Silent Auction at 718 Cathcart Blvd., 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Shortcake $5 for adults, $1.50 for children. Free drinks. Auction items, register upon arrival. Accessible building. For more, call 519-332-4764

Strawberry Supper

Menu is sloppy joes, salad, chips, strawberries, cake and ice cream. Paterson Memorial Presbyterian Church, 120 Russell St. S., 5:30 p.m. Cost $12, $6 for children. Advance tickets only. For tickets, call 519-344-6422 or 519-344-2870

Weight Loss Support

Join West Lambton Community Health Centre’s registered dietitian and peers in a monthly “Waist Away Support Group.” Share successes and struggles while learning how to live a healthy life. 429 Exmouth St., 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. To register, call 519-344-3017, ext. 259

Improv Comedy

Canadian improv group The Fidgets perform at LRW United Church, 2092 London Line. Doors open 6:45 p.m., entertainment at 7:30. Tickets, $20, available by calling Ken at 519-542-9483

Live Music

Dirty country blues fingerstyle guitarist Max Marshall takes the stage at Paddy Flaherty’s for the first time. No cover, 9:30 p.m., 130 Seaway Rd. For more, call 519-336-1999

Saturday, June 24

Bright’s Grove Canada Day

Parade starts 11 a.m. at Wildwood Park and follows Hamilton Road and Waterworks to end at Kenwick Park, following by entertainment, games, carnival rides, vendors and a barbecue from 12 noon to 3 p.m. Beer garden and free evening concerts: Kira-Jade at 7 p.m., Pain Killer Jane at 8 p.m. Bring a lawn chair. For more, visit www.brightsgroveoptimsits.com

Canada Sings 150

A choir of singers from the Sarnia area perform well-loved Canadian songs. Central United Church, 220 George St., 7:30 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to wear red and white and bring a flag. Refreshments following event. Tickets $10, children under 16 free. For more, call 519-344-4561

Hiking

Lambton Outdoor Club hosts a hike at the Pinery Provincial Park. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

Cycling

Lambton Outdoor Club hosts a ride to Corunna to meet the LOC Paddling Group for lunch. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

Paddling

Lambton Outdoor Club hosts a paddling trip around Stag Island. Meet at the Shell Dock at 9 a.m. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

Dance

The Sarnia Ballroom Dancing Club holding a dance at the Sarnia Legion, 286 Front St. N., 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Cost $30. Open to all. For more, visit www.sarniaballroomdancingclub.ca

Yard Sale

Residence on the St Clair yard sale with clothing, treasure tables and everything $3 or less. All proceeds to resident group fund. Live music, BBQ hot dog in exchange for St. Vincent de Paul donation. 170 Front St. S., 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. For more, call 519-336-1455

Garden Tour

Sarnia Communities in Bloom presents the 2017 Garden Tour featuring 8 gardens. Sarnia-Lambton artists at stops producing paintings to be raffled off. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets, $13, available at Praill’s Greeenhouse, DeGroots, Strangway Centre, Tourism Sarnia-Lambton and most local florists. For more, call 519-336-3232

Live Music

Al Wood and the Woodsmen takes the stage at Paddy Flaherty’s. No cover, 9:30 p.m., 130 Seaway Rd. For more, call 519-336-1999

Sunday, June 25

Concert Band

Lambton Concert Band presents “A Mixed Bag” at the Sarnia Library Auditorium, 124 Christina St. S., 2:30 p.m. Free will donation at door. For more, visit www.lambtonconcertband.com

Family Sunday

Make a beaded sun catcher at the Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery’s Family Sunday. Children must be accompanied by adult. 147 Lochiel St., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Free, suggested donation of $5 per family. For more, call 519-336-8127

Cruise in the Park

Car show and swap meet hosted by Sarnia Street Machines in Canatara Park, Registration 8 a.m. to noon, car show concludes 4 p.m. Live music by Scott Manery & The Barnburners, 1:30 to 3 p.m. For more, call Mark at 519-312-0909

Jazz Dinner

Live music outdoors at Paddy Flaherty’s with Art Hratchian and Friends. No cover, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., 130 Seaway Rd. For more, call 519-336-1999

Monday, June 26

Seniors Cruise

The annual Sarnia Seniors Cruise aboard the Duc d’Orleans II will start at 9 a.m. and continue with cruises at 10:30 a.m., 12 noon., 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. Tickets available dockside at 8 a.m. Free event. For more, call 519-344-1763, ext. 306

Living With Diabetes

Rapids Family Health Team offering a 2-hour group session that provides a general overview of how to live well with diabetes. 1150 Pontiac Dr., 1:30 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

Secret Life of Pets

Sarnia Library showing The Secret Life of Pets. For all ages. 124 Christina St. S., 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more, call 519-337-3291

Summer Music

Summer Music Series at the waterfront stage at Centennial Park, 7 p.m. Free admission. Featuring Scottish Night. For more, call 519-332-0330

Renew You Workshop

An interactive “love your life” workshop offered by health coach Josee Smith at the Sarnia Library West Room, 124 Christina St. S., from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Cost $67, $47 before June 24. For more, visit www.transformationalworkshop.com or call 519-402-8093

Herbal Therapy

Lambton County Herb Society presents “Make It Useful” herbal therapy with a spring potluck, at 135 Kathleen Ave., 6:30 p.m. Bring salad, side dish or dessert with chair, plate and cutlery. All welcome. For more, call 519-541-9587

Tuesday, June 27

Summer Music

Summer Music Series at the waterfront stage at Centennial Park, 7 p.m. Free admission. Featuring Wayne Hayward in Concert. For more, call 519-332-0330

Bingo and Euchre

High Park United Church holding a friendship outreach featuring bingo, euchre and lunch. 1081 Brenchley St., from 12 noon to 3 p.m. For more, call 519-381-3287

Wednesday, June 28

Cycling

Lambton Outdoor Club hosts a Wednesday morning ”easy” ride. Meet at Canatara Park near the Animal Farm at 9:30 a.m. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

Summer Music

Summer Music Series at the waterfront stage at Centennial Park, 7 p.m. Free admission. Featuring Rob Dickson and Friends. For more, call 519-332-0330

Computer Group

Internet and video streaming from Red Rhino Video will be discussed at meeting of the Sarnia Computer Users Group. Grace United Church, 990 Cathcart Blvd., 7 p.m. For more, visit www.scug.ca or call 519-542-1949

Thursday, June 29

Centre Open House

West Lambton Community Health Centre celebrates its 10th anniversary with an open house including tours, refreshments and door prizes. 429 Exmouth St., 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Everyone welcome. For more, call 519-344-3017

Cycling

Lambton Outdoor Club hosts two morning rides. Destination and duration is determined by consensus of riders, with weather taken into consideration. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

Summer Music

Summer Music Series at the Bandshell in Canatara Park, 7 p.m. Free admission. Featuring Missy Burgess and Rick Steeves. For more, call 519-332-0330. Summer Events Guide available at City Hall or online at www.sarnia.ca

Community BBQ

Sarnia-Lambton MPP Bob Bailey hosts a community BBQ at Corunna Athletic Park, Colborne St., Corunna, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Free hot dogs and freezies. Weather permitting. Non-perishable food items accepted for local food banks. For more, call 519-337-0051

Canada Social

Canadian trivia, activities, music by the SUES (ukelele) and Canadian-themed refreshments at the Strangway Centre’s Canada Social, 260 East St. N., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wear red and white. Cost, $10 for non-members. Pre-register by calling 519-332-0656

Friday, June 30

Canada Day Pre-Celebration

Visit the downtown core during the Paint the Town Red and White event. The downtown to be turned into an all-Canadian red and white inspired event at 4 p.m. Concerts in Centennial Park at 7 p.m. For more, call 519-332-0330

Quit Smoking

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free quit smoking workshop and nicotine replacement therapy program. 1150 Pontiac Dr., 9:30 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

Gallery PD Day

For ages 7 to 10. Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, 147 Lochiel St., drop off between 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., pick up between 4:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Bring peanut-free lunch. Cost is $70 for non-members. To register, call 519-336-8127 ext. 3226 or email ann.helps@county-lambton.on.ca

Canada 150 Concert

Concert in Centennial Park. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. Painkiller Jane performs at 7:30 p.m., Jim Witter at 9 p.m. For more, contact Rachel Veilleux at rachel.veilleux@sarnia.ca or 519-332-0330, ext. 3210

Live Music

Peterborough’s The Quickshifters takes the stage at Paddy Flaherty’s with their rockabilly, blues/western swing sound. No cover, 9:30 p.m., 130 Seaway Rd. For more, call 519-336-1999

Saturday, July 1

Canada Day

Canada Day festivities in Sarnia, beginning with the annual parade at 11:30 a.m., activities until 4 p.m. in Canatara Park. Opening ceremonies at 1:30 p.m. at Canatara Park Bandshell. Music and activities at 5 p.m. in Centennial Park, followed by fireworks. For more, call 519-332-0330

Canada Day

Canada Day festivities in Mooretown. Starting at 3 p.m. at the Sports Complex, including a parade, 403 Honour Flight flyover, free food and water, youth talent contest, live music, free museum admission and a huge fireworks display at 10 p.m. For more, call 519-867-2021

Live Music

That Dirty Racket takes the stage at Paddy Flaherty’s before and after Canada Day fireworks. No cover, 9 p.m., 130 Seaway Rd. For more, call 519-336-1999