Week of June 8

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 8

Parent & Tot Swim

Twin Bridges NPLC running a 4-week swim session for parents and children under one year at Pathways Health Centre for Children, 1240 Murphy Rd., 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Cost $10. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

Seniors Picnic

Includes a BBQ lunch and entertainment by Kim and Vic. Strangway Centre, 260 East St. N., 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Cost $12. Pre-register by calling 519-332-6056

Cycling

Lambton Outdoor Club hosts two informal morning rides. Destination and duration determined by consensus of riders at time of departure, taking weather into consideration. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

Board Games Night

Bring and play your favourite games or teach them to others. All ages. Sarnia Library, 124 Christina St. S., 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. For more, call 519-337-3291

Summer Music

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

Gallery in the Grove

Gallery in the Grove presents “Mixed Medley” featuring artists Regina Gudelis, Jillian Holmes, Tracy Lee Tobin and Gloria (Peggy) Somers, with a gift shop featuring J. Allison Robichaud. Until June 24. Wildwood Park, 2618 Hamilton Rd. For more, call 519-869- 4643 or visit www.galleryinthegrove.com

Friday, June 9

Live Music Cafe

Elizabeth and Cassy Hunt will be featured with George Ayers on guitar and a special appearance by Penelope Pritchard. Sisters Of Soul hosting at Foursquare Church, 207 Talfourd, 7:30 p.m. For more, email Fran Schweitzer at 1voice2sing@gmail.com

Live Music

Canadian folk artist Pat Maloney takes the stage at Paddy Flaherty’s. No cover, 9:30 p.m., 130 Seaway Rd. For more, call 519-336-1999

Knife Show

Jack Dagger demonstrates his knife throwing. Fenyx Fyre performs a fire show and attempts a world record. Raven’s Hammer & Forge brings locally smithed weapons and tools. Food by Mad Taco. 1886 London Line, 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets at door, $15. For more, call 519-491-8472 or email

info@valleyaxe.com

Gallery PD Day

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

Saturday, June 10

Yard Sale

Yard and book sale at Sumac Lodge, 1464 Blackwell Rd., 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Rain or shine. For more, call 519-542-3421

Hiking

Lambton Outdoor Club hosts a walk around “The Cove” close to the Thames River in London. Involves both some difficult and easy sections. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

Knit in Public Day

Join knitters around the world on Worldwide Knit in Public Day. Bring yarn and needles. All ages. Sarnia Library, 124 Christina St. S., 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more, call 519-337-3291

Garage Sale

The Children’s Auxiliary holds a Charity Garage Sale with all proceeds going to the maternal/infant/child unit of Bluewater Health. Items for sale include household items, books, plants, and more. 610 Highbury Park, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Kids Funfest

22nd Annual Kids Funfest at the Open Grounds behind Clearwater Arena, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free admission. For more, call 519-332-0330 ext. 3210/3218. Summer Events Guide available at City Hall or online at www.sarnia.ca

Live Music

Maple Blues award-nominated guitarist, singer and songwriter Chris Antonik takes the stage at Paddy Flaherty’s. No cover, 9:30 p.m., 130 Seaway Rd. For more, call 519-336-1999

Sunday, June 11

Hiking

Lambton Outdoor Club hosts a local hike around Canatara Park followed by a lesson in Tai Chi. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

Cycling

Lambton Outdoor Club hosts morning rides to Strathroy for lunch. Faster paced riders start at 8:30 a.m., slower riders at 10 a.m. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

Family Sunday

Create a Father’s Day card 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, June 12

Storytelling and Travelogue

Awakening in the Northwest Territories by professional voice artist Alastair Henry. Strangway Centre, 260 East St. N., 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Cost $6 for non- members. Pre-register by calling 519-332-6056

S.T.E.A.M. Club

Explore the world of advanced technologies like robotics, electronics, computers as well as the world of science fiction, fantasy, horror and anime. Ages 18 and up. Sarnia Library, 124 Christina St. S., 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. For more, call 519-337-3291

Makerspace

Make badge buttons with magnetic or pin backs with the button maker. Pen and a wacom tablet become a digital drawing platform. Camlachie Library, 6745 Camlalchie Rd., 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. To register, call 519-845-3324 ext. 5220

Summer Music

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

Tuesday, June 13

Genealogy

George Pitfield to talk about doing Native research at meeting of the Lambton County Branch of Ontario Genealogical Society, at the LDS Church, 1400 Murphy Rd. 7:30 p.m. Free & open to public. Call 519-383-0468 or email jdlk@bell.net

Pollinator Gardening

Join a discussion on the importance of pollinator-friendly gardening. Sarnia Library, 124 Christina St. S., 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. To register, call 519-337-3291.

Summer Music

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

Anglers Meeting

A Bluewater Anglers meeting that includes workshops on topics such as fly tying, spey casting, local shore fishing opportunities for families and basics of kayak fishing. Everyone welcome. Point Edward Arena, 210 Monk St., doors open at 7 p.m. For more, call 519-344-9821

Wednesday, June 14

Cooking Class

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free cooking class: “Man up in the Kitchen.” 1150 Pontiac Dr., 5:30 p.m. Also on June 20 at 9:30 a.m., same location. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

Green Drinks

An informal gathering featuring Raptor Rehabilitation’s Jenni Kaija and Erica Di Muzio leading a discussion on the return of the raptors. Free. 100 Christina St. N., open 6:30 p.m., discussion at 7 p.m. For more, contact greendrinkssarnia@outlook.com

Canada 150 Celebration

Canon Davis Memorial Church hosts a 150th Birthday Celebration for Canada with a spaghetti dinner. 380 Russell St., 5 p.m. Cost $15. Wear red and white. For more, call 519-344-9531

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

Electric Library

Have device-related questions answered. Bring tablets, laptops, eReaders, and other devices as well as login information for either the Apple or Google Play Store. For all ages. Mallroad Library, 1362 Lambton Mall Rd., 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. For more, call 519-542-2580.

Summer Music

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

Thursday, June 15

Girl Talk

Lambton Public Health offers “Girl Talk” presentations, an ice-breaker for parents and daughters in Grades 5 and 6 to discuss changes including puberty and menstruation. Sarnia Library, 124 Christina St. S., 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Must register by calling 519-383-8331 ext. 3526 or 1-800-667-1839

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 Seaway Kiwanis Pavilion, 7 p.m. Free admission. Featuring George Ayers and Mike Mason. For more, call 519-332-0330. Summer Events Guide available at City Hall or online at www.sarnia.ca

Seniors Seminar

Last day to register for Seniors on the Move, a free three-hour seminar, by VHA Home Healthcare at Central United Church, 220 George Street, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m on Wednesday, June 21. Includes a light lunch. The seminar will educate people on how to reduce the risk of falls. Register at 519-344-4561

Friday, June 16

Lunch and Learn

Eat lunch and learn about activities, events, and places to visit right here in Sarnia-Lambton. Strangway Centre, 260 East St. N., 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Cost $10 for non-members. Pre-register by calling 519-332-6056

Live Music

The Vaudevillian takes the stage at Paddy Flaherty’s with their 1920s ragtime sound. No cover, 9:30 p.m., 130 Seaway Rd. For more, call 519-336-1999

Saturday, June 17

Everything Ontario

Celebrate The Centennial Park and Everything Ontario and Canada Event at Centennial Park, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Opening ceremonies at 12 p.m. Bands being at 3 p.m. Interactive activities in the field end at 4 p.m. Free admission. For more, call 519-332-0330 ext. 3210/3218

Soup and Dance

St. Thomas Catholic Parish hosting an evening of Latin dance lessons and tasty soup. At St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, 895 Champlain Rd., 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Cash bar. $20 per person. Proceeds to St. Thomas Aquinas Refugee Program and St. Joseph Shelter in Bukavu. For more, call 519-312-2025

Museum Exhibits

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

Yard Sale

If you have items for sale or want to find a bargain, visit Sarnia Lakeshore Optimist Club’s community yard sale in Newton Park (Cathcart and McCrie), 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. $20 for a 20×20 foot space, bring your own table. Hot dogs and drinks available. For more or to reserve a spot, call Tom at 519-312-4038

Hiking

Lambton Outdoor Club hosts a hike along the Howard Watson Trail. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

Cycling

Lambton Outdoor Club hosts a ride along the Saint Clair River Trail for Lunch. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

Paddling

The Lambton Outdoor Club hosts a paddling trip on the Sydenham River to Crother’s Conservation Area. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

Summer Party

Corunna Legion’s annual Summer “Kick Off” Party, 350 Albert St., 11 a.m., music at 1 p.m. Featuring the bands Posse, Full Disclosure, The 447’s and Twang Bastards. Rain or shine. Bring a lawn chair. Canned food donation for St. Vincent de Paul appreciated. For more, call 519-862-1240

Live Music

Local duo Evan.John takes the stage at Paddy Flaherty’s. No cover, 9:30 p.m., 130 Seaway Rd. For more, call 519-336-1999

Yard Sale

Hon. Halcom Cameron IODE’s yard sale includes housewares, linens, books and bake table. 559 Lakeshore Rd., 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. All proceeds to IODE projects in the community. For more, call 519-542-5465

Sunday, June 18

Father’s Day Walk

Huron House Boys’ Home’s 31st Annual Run/Walk/Skate/Bike for Father’s day at Mike Weir Park, 7:45 a.m. Registration fee varies. Pancake and sausage breakfast included. For more, visit www.hhbh.ca/events or www.raceroster.com/9712

Family Sunday

Create a 3D foam creation 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