Week of August 17

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Thursday, Aug. 17

Summer Music

Summer Music Series at the Germain Park Gardens, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Free admission. Featuring Lifesigns. For more, call 519-332-0330. Summer Events Guide available at City Hall or online at www.sarnia.ca

Singalong

A family singalone, hosted by Music with Ms. Erin will take place beneath the Blue Water Bridge. Bring a lawnchair. 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. For more, call 519-328-5714

Friday, Aug. 18

Summer Music

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

Live Music

Folk rock band Shred Kelly takes the stage at Paddy Flaherty’s. 130 Seaway Rd., 9 p.m. Tickets are $10, available on ticketscene.ca. Weather permitting. For more, call 519-336-1999

Saturday, Aug. 19

Artzscape by the Bay

Two-day show and sale showcasing 80 artists and artisans with art, music, dining pavilion and activities for adults and children. In support of Pathways Health Centre for Children. In Centennial Park, Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more, call 519-336-5055

The Moto-Mode Rally

Third annual dice run for all motorcycles and classic cars, with proceeds to Sarnia-Lambton NeighbourLink. Hosted by WCK Honda, 584 St. Clair Prwy, Corunna. $30 a vehicle, includes BBQ. Passengers free. 1 p.m. start rain or shine. For more, visit the Moto-Mode Facebook page or call 519-332-5875

Live Music

Eli and the Straw Man takes the stage at Paddy Flaherty’s. 130 Seaway Rd., 9 p.m. Weather permitting. For more, call 519-336-1999

Hiking

The Lambton Outdoor Club hosts a hike in the Ipperwash Dunes. For more, visit lambtonoutdoorclub.org

Sunday, Aug. 20

Can Am Jazz

Sarnia Community Foundation presents 16th annual Can Am Jazz, an afternoon jazz concert featuring The JitterBugs and Denise Pelley and friends. Best Western, 1400 Venetian Blvd., 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Cash bar. Tickets $25. For tickets, call 519-519-332-2588 or visit the Sarnia Community Foundation at 560 Exmouth Street, Unit 110

Cycling

The Lambton Outdoor Club hosts a ride to Highland Glen. For more, visit lambtonoutdoorclub.org

Paddling

The Lambton Outdoor Club hosts a paddling event in the Black River in Michigan. For more, visit lambtonoutdoorclub.org

Monday, Aug. 21

Youth Camp

The Go Project children’s adventure day camp is a week-long, environment-based camp with games, crafts and food for Grades 2-7. St. Paul’s United Church, 360 Devine St., 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost for week is $100. Register online or call Kim at 519-332-1676

Summer Music

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

Summer Camp

Organization for Literacy in Lambton offering a summer day camp for children who have completed grades 1-3 in the week of August 21-25. Lochiel Kiwanis Centre, 180 College Ave. N. Morning and afternoon sessions available. $10 charge for camp supplies. To register, call 519-332-4876

Tuesday, Aug. 22

Authors’ Celebration

Sarnia presents a Sarnia-Lambton Sesquicentennial Celebration hosted by James Deahl and featuring out-of-town and local writers Pat Connors, Marty Gervais, John B. Lee, Norma West Liner, Bob McCarthy and Lynn Tait. John’s Restaurant, 1643 London Line, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Free. For more, call 519-542-9821

Summer Music

Summer Music Series at the waterfront stage at Centennial Park, 7 p.m. Free admission. Featuring Joan Spalding and the Foggy Mountain Band. For more, call 519-332-0330

Cooking Class

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free cooking class “Spice makes Everything Nice”. 1150 Pontiac Dr., 1:30 p.m. Also on Thursday, Aug. 24, 9:30 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

Wednesday, Aug. 23

Summer Music

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

 

Cooking Class

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free cooking class “Spice makes Everything Nice”. 437 Colborne St. Corunna., 1:30 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

Thursday, Aug. 24

Summer Music

Summer Music Series at the Germain Park Gardens, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Free admission. Featuring Blast from the Past. For more, call 519-332-0330. Summer Events Calendar available at City Hall or online at www.sarnia.ca

Summer Music

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

Friday, Aug. 25

Live Music

Local band That Dirty Rocket returns to Paddy Flaherty’s with Ottawa’s Double Experience. 130 Seaway Rd., 9 p.m. No cover. Weather permitting. For more, call 519-336-1999

Duc d’Orleans Cruise

The Rotary Club of Sarnia-Lambton After Hours hosts a Duc d’Orleans Cruise featuring live rock and blues music by Blutonium. 7 p.m. Tickets $35, available at Stokes by the Bay or by emailing jlouks@cogeco.ca. For more, call 519-331-9162

Axe Throwing

A fundraising axe throwing tournament in support of the VON Sarnia-Lambtron. 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., no experience required. Teams of four $160. 18-plus only. Valley Axe, 1886 London Line, For more, or to register, call 519-542-2310, ext. 4241

Saturday, Aug. 26

Live Music

Supernatural Buffalo takes the stage at Paddy Flaherty’s. 130 Seaway Rd., 9 p.m. No cover. Weather permitting. For more, call 519-336-1999

Hiking

The Lambton Outdoor Club hosts a hike on the McNaughton-Morrison Trail near Exeter. For more, visit lambtonoutdoorclub.org

Album Release Party

The band Marinol Nation is heaving a release party for their new album “Hell’s Ditch” at The Pub, 146 Christina St. (downstairs of the Trinity Lounge). Music at 9:30 p.m., with Jake Giersi opening. No cover. 18+ event. Albums available for purchase. For more, call 519-464-8367

Cycling

The Lambton Outdoor Club hosts a ride to Parks Blueberries. For more, visit lambtonoutdoorclub.org

Monday, Aug. 28

Herbal Therapy

Lambton County Herb Society presents “Make It Useful” herbal therapy focused on raspberry ketones with herbal benefits and a garden tour. Bring lawn chairs. All welcome. 1123 Murphy Rd., 6:30 p.m. For more, call 519-541-9587

Tuesday, Aug. 29

Children’s Health Info

Dr. Jane Pilkey will share tips on how to choose, pack and wear a backpack to help prevent injury. Twin Bridges NPLC, 109 Crawford St., 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Free. For details on registration, visit www.tbnplc.com

Friday, Sept. 1

Live Music

The HJ’s perform at the Cheeky Monkey, 130 Christina St. N., 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. as part of the First Friday downtown cultural walkabout. Also, an art exhibit, “The Collection,” curated by Bill Walters. For more, call 519-332-0978

Live Music

Tanya Marie Harris Band takes the stage at Paddy Flaherty’s with country and blues. 130 Seaway Rd., 9 p.m. No cover. Weather permitting. For more, call 519-336-1999

Saturday, Sept. 2

Back to School BBQ

Kiwanis Club holds its 15th annual two-day Kiwanis Back to School BBQ in front of Staples on London Road., 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Also on Sunday, Sept. 3. All proceeds to school supplies for children in Sarnia-Lambton. For more, email Sheila Donald at s.donald@cogeco.ca

Live Music

Cynthia Fay takes the stage at Paddy Flaherty’s. 130 Seaway Rd., 9 p.m. No cover. Weather permitting. For more, call 519-336-1999

Veterans’ Motorcycle Run

Corunna Legion holds its 7th annual Legion to Legion Veterans’ Motorcycle Run. Corunna to Wyoming, Alvinston, Thamesville and Wallaceburg. Registration 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., depart Corunna 11:45 a.m. $10 per person. Breakfast available, 10 a.m. to noon. All welcome. For more, call 519-862-1240

Monday, Sept. 4

Labour Day Parade

Sarnia & District Labour Council hold a “Canada 150 — Together We Stand Strong” Labour Day Parade. Starts 9:30 a.m. at Front and Wellington streets., proceeds north to Centennial Park. Trophies for best union float, best representation, best band, and more. For more, contact Jason at 519-312- 2007 or sdlc@bellnet.ca