What’s Happening, Week of May 22

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, May 21

Legacy Planning

The public is invited to a free seminar on the tax benefits of planned giving and legacy planning, the Lambton Room, Pathways Health Centre for Children, 1240 Murphy Rd., For more or to RSVP, contact Tracy at 519-542-3471, ext. 243.

 Friday May 23

Concert Series

The third act in the Stokes Bay Grill and Bar Friday night concert series features local favourite Chemical Valley. 485 Harbour Rd. Doors open at 9 p.m. and there is no cover charge. For more call 519-337-8466 or visit www.stokesbaysarnia.com

Diabetes Open House

Health care professionals available to perform free foot examinations, check sugar levels and provide information about diabetes at the Shell Health Centre and Rapids Family Health Team, 233 Cameron St. in Corunna. Refreshments and prizes. For more, call 519-813-9800.

Choir Concert

Sarnia’s newest choir, the Bluewater Chamber Choir, will perform an eclectic program of music for choir, solo voice and small vocal ensembles at St. Joseph’s Church, 293 Stuart St., at 7:30 p.m. Donations at the door, supporting the Inn of the Good Shepherd. For more, contact Cy Giacomin at 519-490-8176, or cygiacomin@gmail.com

Whisky Tasting

Try Canadian and Irish whiskies, bourbon, Scotch, cigars, cheese and chocolate at the Sarnia Riding Club. With live jazz music. 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tickets, $15. For more, call Kelly at 519-542-5588.

Anti-Trafficking Concert

Lightswitch, a band that promotes organizations opposed to human trafficking, will perform a free concert at the Sarnia Evangelical Missionary Church, 707 Talfourd St., at 6 p.m. For more, contact Christine at  519-336-9405 or visit www.sarniaemc.org

 Saturday, May 24

Music Festival

Indiefest is a series of concerts preceding an all day music festival Aug. 23, showcasing independent music artists from southwestern Ontario. Indiefest has brought 20 bands to the stage at The Stubborn Mule, 
505 Campbell Street in Sarnia. 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m., tickets $10 advance, $15 at the door. www.indiefest.ca, or call Dave Burrows, 519-490-4617.

Paws 4A Cause

Second annual fun day for families and their four-legged dog friends featuring live music, vendors and more in support of Community Concerns for the Medically Fragile, at Mike Weir Park. $10 per vehicle admission.  Register online at www.ccmfonline.com

Community Garage Sale

The Rotary Club of Sarnia is hosting a spring community garage sale to raise funds for local projects, at the Pathways Lambton Room, 1240 Murphy Rd., 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Anyone with items to donate for sale can drop them off at Pathways on Friday, May 23, from 1 p.m. 6 p.m. For more, visit http://www.rotarysarnia.com or call 519-490-1066.

 Sunday, May 25

Strides For Change

MADD Canada’s 3rd annual signature walk offers teams and individuals the opportunity to help stop drinking and driving in the community. Five kilometre walk/run/wheelchair course in Canatara Park, 1 p.m. Draws, trivia and lunch. Pledge sheets at 519-339-9962. Call Erin at 519-331-0096 for more.

Euchre

Games hosted by the Sarnia branch of the Royal Canadian Naval Association, 1420 Lougar St., May 25 and June 8, at 1 p.m. All welcome.  For more, contact 519-344-0331 or visit www.rcnasarnia.com

 Monday, May 26th

Retirement Income

Michael John Kooy, an investment advisor with RBC Wealth Management, will speak about achieving income in retirement in the Metro Room, Jack Doyle’s Irish Grille, 1249 London Road, Sarnia, 7 p.m.  Free, presented by local chapter of CARP. If possible, RSVP to carpsarnialambton@gmail or 226-349-4546.

 Tuesday, May 27

Schools Turns 60

Sarnia Christian School is marking its 60th anniversary with a special town hall meeting open to the community, supporters, parents and alumni, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the gymnasium, 1273 Exmouth St. For more, call 519-383-7750 or visit info@sarniachristian.com

Home Sellers Seminar

A first-time home sellers “bootcamp” explaining how to make your home stand out is offered at the Exit Realty office, 1323 Michigan Ave., at 7 p.m. For more, contact Julie Jenkins, at 519-328-4963 or Julie@exitsarnia.com

Hearing Assessment

The Canadian Hearing Society is offering free hearing assessments, batteries, technology demonstrations and door prizes, 420 East St., from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.. For more, or an appointment, call 519-337-8307.

 Friday, May 30

Free barbecue

A free public barbecue will be held in the No Frill’s parking lot in Sarnia by  Centrepoint IDA Pharmacy and Fabien Jagoo’s Cooperator’s Insurance, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Also available, free diabetic, bone scan, lung function and blood typing tests. For more, call 519-339-0909 or visit www.centrepointida.com

Organ Concert

Organist Angus Sinclair will perform a concert at The Church of St. Bartholomew, 718 Cathcart Blvd. at 7:30 p.m. Tickets, $15, or $12 for groups of 6 or more, available at church office, 519-383-6933.

 Saturday, May 31

Liver Walk

The Bernadette Leclerc Memorial Stroll for Liver is a family-friendly walk for all ages in Canatara Park that supports the Canadian Liver Foundation. Registration at 9 a.m., walk begins at 10 a.m. Light refreshments at noon. For more, contact:  Sheila Hughes (519) 336-5223 or visit www.strollforliver.ca.

Garage and Trunk Sale

A garage and trunk sale will be held both indoors and outdoors at High Park United Church, 1081 Brenchley St., beginning at 8 a.m. Barbecued food available.  Rent a parking space for $5 by calling Debbie and leaving a message at 519-845-3669.

Spring Garage Sale

Spring garage and bake sale featuring baked goods, meat pies, books, jewelry and other items hosted by the ladies guild at Trinity Anglican Church, Murphy Rd., from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

For more, call 519-542-3559.

Motorcycle Poker Run

Organized by the Canadian Motorcycle Cruisers and open to all, the run begins with registration at Tim Hortons at 512 Vidal St., and ends at the Royal Canadian Legion, 286 Front St. Tickets, $15, include a barbecue and door prizes. For more, contact Tricia at cmc016pokerrun@hotmail.com

Information Lecture

Help and Healing on the spiritual path through the teaching of Bruno Groening.  Presented by the Bruno Groening Circle of Friends, Sarnia Library, 3 p.m. Free admission, donation appreciated. For more call 519-344-8338 or visit www.bruno-groening.org/english

Ceilidh

An evening of East Coast music, food and dancing in support of St. Clair Child & Youth Services at the Camlachie Community Centre, 5 p.m. Tickets, $35 adults, $5 children under 5. For more, visit www.stclairchild.ca or call Cheryl Cassin at 519-337-3701 ext. 262.

Live Music Café

Final in a series of free live music evenings featuring the Sisters of Soul and special guests, the Foursquare Church, 207 Talfourd St. Starts 7:30 p.m. Tea, coffee, and light snacks. All ages welcome. For more, call Fran at 519-332-4320.

Biker Charity Ride

The Bluewater Harley Owners Group welcomes all makes and models at their “Steel Cowboys Ride Again” ride in support of the Inn of the Good Shepherd. 10 a.m. to noon, 1375 Confederation St., $10 and a food item. For more, call 519-337-5601.

Sidewalk Sale

Books, baking, yard sale stuff and more at the St. Giles Church sidewalk sale, 770 Lakeshore Rd., at 8 a.m., rain or shine.  For more please call Avis at 519-542-2253.

Air Cadet Review

The 72nd annual ceremonial review of the 44 Sarnia Imperial Air Cadets will be held at SCITS, 278 Wellington St. All welcome, audience to be seated at 12:30 p.m. For more, call 519-344-7131

 Sunday, June 1

Author talk

Authors Bob Page and Jean Grant-Page will discuss their 2013 book Voices of a Forgotten Tragedy: Trans-Canada Flight 831, an event in which five Polymer Corporation executives died. High Park United Church, 2 p.m. No charge.

Youth Choir Concert

The Lambton Youth Choir with special guests Don Besig and Nancy Price perform a spring concert at Grace United Church, 990 Cathcart Blvd, at 3 p.m. Donations at door. For more, visit www.lambtonyouthchoir.ca