Week of July 20

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Thursday, July 20

Summer Music

Summer Music Series at Germain Park Gardens, 7 p.m. Free admission. Featuring The Celtic Hillbillies. For more, call 519-332-0330. Summer Events Guide available at City Hall or online at www.sarnia.ca

Golf Tournament

Join Sting alumni, current players and hocket operations staff at the Sarnia Sting’s 2nd annual Charity Golf Tournament in support of Pathways Health Centre for Children. Huron Oaks Golf Source, 2587 Lakeshore Rd., 1 p.m. Registration $500 for 4 people, includes 18 holes and dinner. To register, call 519-541-1717, ext. 1

Community BBQ

Sarnia-Lambton MPP Bob Bailey hosts a community BBQ at Sarnia Dow People Place, Front St. N., 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Free hot dogs and hamburgers. Live music. Weather permitting. Non-perishable food items accepted for local food banks. For more, call 519-337-0051

Paddling

The Lambton Outdoor Club hosts a paddling “Water and Wings” in Brights Grove. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

Art Restoration

Jennifer Robertson leads discussion on the process of bringing two Emily Carr paintings back to their original state. The paintings have never before been exhibited. 147 Lochiel St., 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Free, give what you can. RSVP to ann.helps@county-lambton.on.ca or 519-336-8127, ext. 3226

Charity Boat Cruise

In support of the SickKids Foundation, a cruise aboard the Duc d’Orleans featuring live country music, food, henna tattoos. Boarding by 5:30 p.m., with cruise running 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets, $30, available by calling Diane at 519-542-9758, emailing slviggers@gmail.com and at My Secret Garden

Friday, July 21

Bridge Bash

Two-day concert under the Blue Water Bridge, organized by the Point Edward Optimists. Friday: Life Signs, Southern Fryde Inc., and The Gypsy Flats. Saturday: Scott Manery and the Barnburners, Highway Jones and Chain Reaction. Food booth, $5 cover, gates open 6 p.m., bands start 8 p.m. For more, call email pointedwardoc@gmail.com

Summer Music

Summer Music Series at the Tecumseh Park, 7 p.m. Free admission. Featuring Roundhouse. For more, call 519-332-0330

Hiking

As part of Healthy Parks, Healthy People, the Lambton Outdoor Club hosts a hike the Komoka Provincial Park. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

Computer Instruction

Learn computer, tablet and smartphone skills, including Internet and email, social media, Microsoft Office programs and Google Drive at Sarnia Library’s free computer assistance, until Aug. 28. Mondays, Wednesday, Fridays 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. One-on-one instruction available by appointment. For more, call 519-337-3291

Outdoor Movie

Sarnia’s Youth CHAT Tobacco-Free Outdoor Movie Night featuring the animated movie “Trolls.” Free. Clearwater Park behind YMCA, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Children under 12 must be accompanied by adult. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. Popcorn, games, contests, prizes, dancing. For more, call 519-344-2062, ext. 2167

Saturday, July 22

Pancake Breakfast

The Rotary Club of Sarnia celebrates start of the Mackinac Boat Race with a pancake breakfast under the Bluewater Bridges, 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Cost $4 children, $6 adults. Supervision of bicycles during breakfast and race provided. Advance tickets available at Pathways Health Centre, Manley’s, Haines Printing and more, or call 519-542-3471

Boat Show

The Bluewater Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society’s 7th annual boat show at the Sarnia Bay Marina, 97 Seaway Rd., doors open 9 a.m., show until 4 p.m. Free, open to all. Classic and antique boats featured. Public voting for People’s Choice and Children’s Choice Awards. For more, call Cori at 519-383-6653

HadouCon

This year’s HadouCon’s theme is “Robots and Robotics”. Includes tours and Makerspace demos with discussion panels, presentations, and games. Movies Metropolis (anime version at 10 a.m.), Big Hero 6 (12 noon), and Wall-E (3 p.m.) will be shown. Costume show at 2 p.m. Sarnia Library, 124 Christina St. S., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more, call 519-337-3291, ext. 5918

Makerspace Tours

Learn about technology available to the public and upcoming workshops/programs at Sarnia Library’s General Public Makerspace Tours. 124 Christina St. S., 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., and 4 p.m. For more, call 519-337-3291

Hiking

The Lambton Outdoor Club hosts a hike on along part of the Thames Valley Trail, following the Thames River from RiverBend to Warbler Woods and return. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

Cycling

The Lambton Outdoor Club hosts a ride along the Goderich Rail Trail. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

Triathlon

The Bluewater Triathlon and Duathlon, in Bright[s Grove. Athletes compete in the Olympic distance triathlon or duathlon, or shorter sprint triathlon or duathlon. 8:30 a.m. start at St. John in the Wilderness Church. For more, visit www.bluewatertriathlon.ca

Sunday, July 23

Ironkid Triathlon

Children in two age categories, nine and under, and 10 and over, swim, bike and run age-appropriate courses, starting from Bright’s Grove School. Start time 1 p.m. For more, visit www.bluewatertriathlon.ca

Paddling

The Lambton Outdoor Club hosts a paddling event at Point Pelee National Park. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

Family Sunday

Be inspired by Norval Morrisseau and create a window decal based on his imagery and colours 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

Monday, July 24

Summer Music

Summer Music Series at the Bandshell in Canatara Park, 7 p.m. Free admission. Featuring RELIC. For more, call 519-332-0330

Puppet Show

Celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday with Cindy Cook and her puppet friends from Polka Dot Door, with songs and stories. Sarnia Children’s Library, 124 Christina St. S., 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-337-3291

Movie

Sarnia Library showing “Pete’s Dragon”, the story of a boy and the magical dragon who raised him. 124 Christina St. S., 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. For more, call 519-337-3291

Bible School

Vacation Bible School at St. John in the Wilderness Anglican Church includes games, crafts, snacks and water fun. 2896 Lakeshore Rd., July 24 to July 28. No fee. Registration at 8:30 a.m. Register by calling 519-869-2403 or visit www.stjohninthewilderness.com

Paddling

The Lambton Outdoor Club hosts a paddling trip at Canatara Park in Lake Huron. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

Tuesday, July 25

Summer Music

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

Embroidery Lessons

Learn basic embroidery stitches to embellish almost anything. Embroidery floss and needles supplied. Meet in elevator foyer at Sarnia Library, 124 Christina St. S., 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-337-3291

Sewing Workshop

Become certified to use Bright’s Grove Library’s Jenome 5060QDC sewing machine. Once trained, you can book time to use the sewing machine. 2618 Hamilton Rd., 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. For ages 10 and up. Must pre-register by calling 519-869-2351

Wednesday, July 26

Summer Music

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

Summer Music

Summer Music Series at the Kenwick on the Lake Pavilion, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Free admission. Featuring The Fat Catz. For more, call 519-332-0330

Free Cooking Class

Rapids Family Health Team offering free cooking class “Goodbye Boring Salads”. 437 Colborne Dr., Corunna., 10 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

Sphero & Air Hogs

Sphero is a robotic ball controlled with a tilt, touch or swing of a tablet. Air Hogs are small stunt quadcoptors that are flown using a remote control. Mallroad Library, 1362 Lambton Mall Rd., 12 pm. to 1 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-542-2580

Magic Tricks

Discover magic tricks. Ages 6 and up. Bright’s Grove Library, 2618 Hamilton Rd., 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-869-2351

Thursday, July 27

Summer Music

Summer Series at Germain Park Gardens, 7 p.m. Free admission. Featuring Missy Burgess. For more, call 519-332-0330. Summer Events Guide available at City Hall or online at www.sarnia.ca

Quit Smoking

Rapids Family Health Team offering free quit smoking workshop and nicotine replacement therapy program. 1150 Pontiac Dr., 1:30p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

Curator Talk

Jaclyn Meloche leads a discussion on the Group of 7, complementing the Heavy Hitters exhibition. 147 Lochiel St., 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Free, give what you can. RSVP to ann.helps@county-lambton.on.ca or 519-336-8127 ext. 3226

Friday, July 28

Bluewater Borderfest

Two-day music festival in Centennial Park. Friday – Eric Ethridge, James Barker Band, Chase Bryant and Frankie Ballard. Saturday– Dan Davidson, Aaron Goodvin, Dylan Scott and Brett Kissel. Tickets at www.bluewaterborderfest.com

Summer Music

Summer Music Series at the Tecumseh Park, 7 p.m. Free admission. Featuring Roundhouse. For more, call 519-332-0330

Saturday, July 29

Kids Movie

Sarnia Children’s Library showing “Secret Life of Pets”. 124 Christina St. S., 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more, call 519-337-3291

Hiking

The Lambton Outdoor Club is hosting a Pinery Provincial Park Beach Walk. Walk the beach for 6 km and return along the beach. Picnic lunch in park. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

Sunday, July 30

Cycling

The Lambton Outdoor Club hosts a “Granfondo Preview”. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

Family Sunday

Create a comic strip using forms and characters seen in the Bold & The New exhibition 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