What’s Happening, Week of July 24

WHAT’S HAPPENING

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.

  Thursday, July 24

Music in the Gardens

Musician Chris Molyneaux performs in the gardens as part of the free Strangway Community Centre music series, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., 260 East St. North. Bring your own chairs and blankets. Moves inside in bad weather. For more, call 519-332-0656

Ladies Night Fitness

Benefitness Studio program for women in the big field at Canatara Park, running Monday to Thursday, 7 p.m., until Aug. 25. Combines sports, yoga, kettle bells, cross-fit and pilates. A friend is recommended; many drills are partner-based. Cost, $95 for entire program, $10 for drop-ins, which are welcome. For more, call 519-381-1432 or visit BenefitnessStudio@gmail.com

 Friday, July 25

Tobacco-Free Movie Night

Sarnia’s Youth CHAT will offer a free screening of The Lego Movie at dusk in the grassy area behind the Clearwater Area. Free popcorn, interactive games, Lego activities and a Lego dance party with music on the showmobile from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. For more call 519-344-2062 ext. 2167 or visit www.lambtonhealth.on.ca.

 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.

 Tuesday, July 29

Learn English Classes

The YMCA offers English as a Second Language program to newcomers Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the YMCA Learning and Career Centre, 660 Oakdale Ave. For more, call 519-336-5950, ext. 234

 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.

 Thursday, July 31

Music in the Gardens

The Celtic Trio performs in the gardens as part of the free Strangway Community Centre music series, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., 260 East St. North. Bring your own chairs and blankets. Moves inside in bad weather. For more, call 519-332-0656

 Friday, Aug. 1

Live Music

Mike Blackmore, Chris Molyneaux and Dan Martin perform at Cheeky Monkey, 130 Christina St. North as part of the August First Friday cultural walkabout, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Also opening is an exhibit by emerging visual artists commemorating Sarnia’s 100 years as a city. For more, visit www.cheekymonkeysarnia.ca

 Saturday, Aug. 2

Model Airplane Rally

The Sarnia-based Bluewater R/C Flyers invite the public to  their 37th annual scale model airplane rally at 2590 Petrolia Line.  Many different models, demonstrations. Entry, $5 per car. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more, call Al at 519-862-2184

 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.

 Thursday, Aug. 7

Ladies Night Fitness

Benefitness Studio program for women in the big field at Canatara Park, running Monday to Thursday, 7 p.m., until Aug. 25. Combines sports, yoga, kettle bells, cross-fit and pilates. A friend is recommended; many drills are partner-based. Drop-ins welcome, $10 per session. For more, call 519-381-1432 or visit BenefitnessStudio@gmail.com

Music in the Gardens

A double bill of the Electric Grandparents and Mike Blackmore perform in the gardens as part of the free Strangway Community Centre music series, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., 260 East St. North. Bring your own chairs and blankets. Moves inside in bad weather. For more, call 519-332-0656

 Friday, Aug. 8

Aussie Band Live

Australian recording artists Murder Mouse Blues Band will play at Paddy Flaherty’s, 130 Seaway Rd. For more, call 519-336-1999

 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