What’s Happening, Week of July 17

What’s Happening events must be open to the public, of general public interest, 60 words or less, and received at least two weeks prior to the event.  Please include ticket prices, if any, and where to obtain more information. Email notices to info@thesarniajournal.ca.

 Wednesday July 16th

Grove Music Series

A summer concert series at the Kenwick on the Lake Pavilion, 2759 Old Lakeshore Road, Bright’s Grove, 7:30 p.m. is free to the public and starts tonight.  Featuring Rob Dickson & Friends. Bring your own lawn chair! For more information, contact 519 332 0330 Ext. 3202.

Chamber Cruise

Sarnia-Lambton Chamber of Commerce hosting an Hawaiian networking boat cruise about the Duc D’Orleans II, starting at 6:30 p.m. Tickets, $28, available at the Chamber office, 556 Christina St. N. For more, call Ana at 519-336-2400

 Friday, July 18

Classic Boat Show

Fourth annual antique and classic boat show on Friday and Saturday at Sarnia Bay Marina features 25 beautifully restored boats, some more than 80 years old. Captain’s reception 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday with the boat show Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more call 519- 336-3232

 Saturday, July 19

Boys Soccer Tournament

Weekend of youth soccer at the Water’s Edge Classic Festival, Saturday and Sunday, at Blue Water Bridge Park in Point Edward. Free event to spectators. Tournament for boys aged seven to 10. For more, contact director Dean Troiani at 519-336-5561.

Steak BBQ and Dance

Sarnia Legion, Branch 62, hosting a barbecue featuring a New York strip steak dinner with all the trimmings. Music begins at 6 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m. Tickets, $15, available in the Legion Clubroom. For more, call 519-336-2841

Ballroom Dancing

A performance by the Formation Dance Group at the Camlachie Community Hall, hosted by the Sarnia Ballroom Dancing Club, 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. For more, visit www.sarniaballroomdancingclub.ca. Free coupon on website, otherwise $30 for non-members.

Fun Day

Christ Lutheran Church is hosting a community fun day with a 20-foot slide, bouncy castle, inflatable area and 25¢ carnival games. All welcome. Hamburgers and refreshments available, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., corner of Lakeshore and Telfer. For more, call 519-869-2838.

 Sunday, July 20

Hobbyfest

The 25th annual edition, this year at Canatara Park in the open field and shaded area, is a relaxed way for groups and clubs to showcase what they do. Free admission, 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  For more, call 519 332 0330, ext. 3202 or 3218.

 Monday, July 21

String Instruction

The International Symphony Orchestra is offering cello or violin instruction (instruments included) for ages five and older. Adults welcome. Sessions from Monday July 21 to Friday July 25, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. daily. Location details depend on enrolment. Deadline for registration, July 14. Cost $50.00 for five sessions. For more call 519-337-7775

 Saturday, July 26

Stuff the Bus

Citywide food drive in which participants fill a grocery bag with non-perishable food and help “stuff the bus” at 10 grocery store in Sarnia, Corunna and Bright’s Grove. Food can also be taken to the Salvation Army, 970 Confederation St., or St. Vincent de Paul, 228 Davis St.

 Wednesday July 30th

Grove Music Series

Located at the Kenwick on the Lake Pavilion, 2759 Old Lakeshore Road, Bright’s Grove, 7:30 pm, a free music concert is available to the public.  Featuring Gary Boyle & South Winds tonight. Bring your own lawn chair! For more information, contact 519 332 0330 Ext. 3202.

 Wednesday, Aug. 6

Children’s Art Class

In co-operation with the Sarnia Artist Workshop, art classes offered at the Canatara Park Animal Farm picnic shelter. 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon for children aged 5 to 8, or, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. for children age 8 to 11.  $10 per child. For more, call 519 332 0330 ext. 3202 or 3218.

 Saturday, Aug. 9

Charity Barbecue

Charity barbecue, garage sale and bake sale at 1649 Murphy Rd, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Money raised will support Pandas/Pans Ontario, a new organization locally helping children who develop a neuropsychiatric disorder associated with the streptococcus bacteria. For more, or to donate items, call 519.381.7120 or email k.henrikson@pandaspansontario.org

 Tuesday, Aug. 12

Free Summer Art Camp

Gallery in the Grove’s three-day camp for youth aged 11 to 13 to create, paint and draw, free of charge. Aug. 12-14, culminating in an exhibition. Participants should dress for outdoor workshops and pack a lunch. Dave Moore, Liana Russworm and Janette Hewitt are the instructing artists. Space limited. To register, call Parks and Rec at 519-332-0330.

 Wednesday August 13th

Grove Music Series

The Summer Music Series at the Kenwick on the Lake Pavilion, 2759 Old Lakeshore Road, Bright’s Grove, 7:30 p.m. continues tonight. Featuring Borderline, the concert is free. Bring your own lawn chair! For more information, contact 519 332 0330 Ext. 3202.

 Friday, Aug. 15

Outdoor Movie Festival

Bend it Like Beckham and Substream at second in a series of free outdoor movie and music nights presented by the Bluewater Sustainability Initiative Youth committee. Moore Sports Complex, Mooretown. Band begins at 7:30 p.m., movie at 9 p.m. For more, call 519-541-2398

 Saturday, August 16   

Charity Latin Fiesta

Hosted by the Hispanic Community of Sarnia-Lambton, the second annual event features live Latin music, a late night snack, raffles and a Latin dance lesson. Polish Hall in Sarnia, 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Proceeds to Hope is Life, which helps abused and sexually exploited women and children in Congo, Africa. Tickets, $25. For more, call Nayi at 226-778-0234

Art and Craft Sale

Running Saturday and Sunday, ARTZscape by the Bay in Centennial Park features a juried show and sale of fine art and unique artisan works. Fundraiser for Pathways Health Centre. From Maxwell Street to McPherson Fountain. For more, contact artzscapeinfo@gmail.com.

 Friday, Aug. 22

Outdoor Movie Festival

Happy Gilmore and the Mike Blackmore Band in the final of a series of free outdoor movie and music nights presented by the Bluewater Sustainability Initiative Youth committee. Mike Weir Park, Bright’s Grove. Band begins at 7:30 p.m., movie at 9 p.m. For more, call 519-541-2398