Week of July 6

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, July 6

Summer Music

Summer Music Series at the Germain Park Gardens, 7 p.m. to 8 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

Community BBQ

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

Robotics

Explore the world of robotics at Sarnia Children’s Library, 124 Christina St. S., 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. For children. Also on July 13, 20, and 27. For more, call 519-337-3291

Dash & Dot

Learn to code with toy robots. Bright’s Grove Library, 2618 Hamilton Rd., 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-869-2351

Movie Night

Exit Realty Twin Bridges’ free family screening of the movie Trolls in Canatara Park. 8 p.m. Face painting, free popcorn. For more, call 519-542-1000

Friday, July 7

Ribfest 2017

The Sarnia Kinsmen return of Ribfest runs July 7, 8 and 9 in Centennial Park. Free admission begins daily at noon, and $5 after 6 p.m. Live music and five ‘ribbers’ will be on hand. Activities for kids. Donations accepted throughout weekend. For more, visit www.sarniakinsmen.ca or call 519-383-6124

Summer Music

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

Block Party

St. Paul’s United Church holding a block party every Friday until Aug. 11th. 360 Devine St., 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Games, food, and fun. Everyone welcome. For more, call Kim at 519-332-1676

Live Music

Blackmore & Blackmore performs at Cheeky Monkey, 130 Christina St. N., 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more, call 519-332-0978

Live Music

White Cowbell Oklahoma

White Cowbell Oklahoma returns to Paddy Flaherty’s with music, chainsaw wielding, toilet paper carving and more. 130 Seaway Rd., 10 p.m. Tickets $10 at ticketscene.ca and at the door. For more, call 519-336-1999

Love of Local

As part of First Friday, a For The Love of Local 150th event will take place at 140 Christina St. N., featuring 25 local and handmade vendors, with food and ice cream available. 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Proceeds to Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Toy Hacking

Give old toys new life by taking them apart and reassembling them into new creations. Some old toys available but feel free to bring your own. For ages 6 and up with caregiver. Mallroad Library, 1362 Lambton Mall Rd., 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. For more, call 519-542-2580

Saturday, July 8

Live Music

Wulf Van Waldow and band The Overtones take the stage at Paddy Flaherty’s with their mix of soft rock. No cover, 9:30 p.m., 130 Seaway Rd. For more, call 519-336-1999

Family Fishing Day

Free event hosted by Bluewater Anglers in Centennial Park. 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Sign in at near the McPherson “fish” fountain and get a bucket to collect gobies and ticket for hot dog and pop. Fish as a family. Weigh-in at Point Edward hatchery, 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. For more, call 519-344-9821

Kids Free Day

Organized by the Seaway Kiwanis, a day of free food and fun at the Children’s Animal Farm. BMX activities, electronic games, inflatables and climbers, live music and food. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Canatara Park.

Sunday, July 9

Boat Cruise

Sarnia Braves Baseball Association holding a fundraising cruise aboard the Duc d’Orleans II, with entertainment by local band Dressed to Kill. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets, $20, can be purchased by calling Laurie at 519-384-4812

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, July 10

Summer Music

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

Cooking Class

Rapids Family Health Team offering free cooking class “Goodbye Boring Salads”. 1150 Pontiac Dr., 5:30 p.m. Also on July 11 at 1:30 p.m. and July 12 and 9:30 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

Maker Fun Factory

Central Baptist and Paterson Memorial partnering to offer Make Fun Factory for kids who have completed JK-grade 5. July 10 to July 14, 120 Russell St. S., 9 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Free. Register at www.patersonchurch.ca. For more, call 519-344-6422

Gentle Yoga

Incorporates basic yoga poses and meditation to reduce stress. Free classes offered by Twin Bridges NPLC. Mondays until July 24. Lighthouse Community Church, 152 Parker St., 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Bring your own mat. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

Kids Movie

Sarnia Children’s Library showing Moana. 124 Christina St. S., 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more, call 519-337-3291)

Puppets On the Go

Featuring Lambton County puppeteers. Bright’s Grove Library, 2618 Hamilton Rd., 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. For more, call 519-869-2351

Chair Yoga

Twin Bridges NPLC’s free class is a gentle yoga sequence using chairs. Lighthouse Community Church, 152 Parker St., 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Mondays until July 24. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

Tuesday, July 11

Summer Music

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

Preschool Play

Circle time followed by sensory play.

Ages 18 months and up. Siblings welcome. Bright’s Grove Library, 2618 Hamilton Rd., 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Also on July 18 and 25. For more, call 519-869-2351

Wednesday, July 12

Green Drinks

An informal gathering featuring coastal outreach specialist Rhiannon Moore leading a discussion on the Scourge of the Nurdle. Free. 100 Christina St. N., open 6:30 p.m., discussion at 7 p.m. For more, contact greendrinkssarnia@outlook.com

Euchre

Sarnia Legion hosts Euchre Night Wednesday nights. Ten or eleven games of Progressive Euchre. 286 Front St. N., in downstairs lounge, 6:45 p.m. All welcome. For more, call 519-336-2841

Thursday, July 13

Summer Music

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

Trash to Treasure

Get creative with eco-friendly upcycled crafts at Mallroad’s Library Trash to Treasure Thursdays. Materials supplied. 1362 Lambton Mall Rd., 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. For more, call 519-542-2580

Tales for Tots

For ages 0 to 3 with caregiver. Bright’s Grove Library, 2618 Hamilton Rd., 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Also on July 20 and 27, and Aug. 3 and 10. Must pre-register by calling 519-869-2351

Stories in the Park

Stories in Wildwood Park for children. Held inside in rainy weather. Bright’s Grove Library, 2618 Hamilton Rd., 2:30 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. Also on July 20 and 27. For more, call 519-869-2351

Friday, July 14

Summer Music

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

Stress Management

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

Saturday, July 15

Bring a Friend

Bring a Friend challenge at Hiawatha Horse Park, 1730 London Rd., gates open at 5:30 p.m. Activities include rides in starting gate car, free programs, food discount, and prizes. For more, visit www.standardbredcanada.ca/bringafriend

Mending Clinic

Bring pants that are too long to Sarnia Library and get help shortening and hemming. All items must be clean or freshly laundered. 124 Christina St. S., 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. For more, call 519-337-3291

Sunday, July 16

Hobbyfest

28th Annual Hobbyfest event at Centennial Park, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. A relaxed way for groups and clubs to showcase what they do. Free admission. For more, call 519-332-0330

Monday, July 17

Summer Music

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

Sphero & Air Hogs

Sphero is a robotic ball controlled with a tilt, touch or swing of a tablet. Air Hogs are small stunt quadcoptors flown using a remote control. Mallroad Library, 1362 Lambton Mall Rd., 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-542-2580

Tuesday, July 18

Summer Music

Summer Music Series at the waterfront stage at Centennial Park, 7 p.m. Free admission. Featuring Sisters of Soul. For more, call 332-0330

Nutrition Series

Twin Bridges NPLC Registered Dietician hosts a monthly nutrition series. This month: “Crockpot Cooking.” Open to all. 109 Crawford St., 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

Ozobots

Play with Ozobots, small, smart robots that follow lines and read and react to colour codes. Point Edward Library, 220 Michigan Ave., 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-336-3291

Wednesday, July 19

Summer Music

Summer Music Series at the Kenwick on the Lake Pavilion, 7 p.m. Free admission. Featuring Blast from the Past. For more, call 519-332-0330

Summer Music

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

Quit Smoking

Rapids Family Health Team offering free quit smoking workshop and nicotine replacement therapy program. 233 Cameron St., Corunna, 9:30 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

Summer Strings

Deadline to register for International Symphony Orchestra’s Introductory Summer String Programme, open to ages five to seniors. July 24th to 28th, 251 Vidal St. N., 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Violin or cello, instruments provided. Ends with a recital. Cost $60. To register, call 519-337-7775 or 810-984-8857 or email iso@ivernet.net

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

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