What’s Happening, Week of May 29

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, May 29

Candidate Meeting

The four candidates for provincial office in Sarnia-Lambton – Bob Bailey, Anne Marie Gillis, Kevin Shaw and Brian White – will field questions about social services at a meeting hosted by the Social Service Network of Sarnia-Lambton. Starting 7 p.m., Royal Canadian Legion Hall, 286 Front Street. For more, call 519-336-0460 ext. 307 or email Michael.Hurry@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca

Tax Seminar

Keynote speaker Scott D. Gray, a senior engineer at BDO Canada, will discuss tax incentives for corporations and individuals who conduct scientific research and experimental development, at the 1040 conference room, Western Sarnia-Lambton Research Park, 1086 Modeland Rd., no cost. 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more, email btac@lambtoncollege.ca

Biofuels Seminar

Keynote speaker Argyrios Margaritis, a professor of biochemical engineering, will discuss sustainable production of biofuels from renewable materials, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Lambton College Residence and Event Centre, 1485 London Rd. No cost. For more, email btac@lambtoncollege.ca

 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.

Concert Series

Rob Jenkins and the Room will perform the fourth concert in the Friday Night Concert Series at Stokes Bay Grill and Bar. Doors open at 9:00 p.m. and there is no cover charge. For more call 519-337-8466.

 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

Kids Fishing Day

Bluewater Anglers’ annual kids training day at the fish hatchery in Point Edward. Club volunteers will discuss basic fishing techniques, rod and reel selection, casting, fishing knots and identification. Each child will get a chance to catch a fish. Preregistration required by calling Jo-Anne Eves at 519-383-0873.

 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

Dinner and Dance

At the Sarnia Legion, on Front Street, with music by the Persuaders and “Al’s Famous Meatloaf” for dinner. From 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Ticket, $14, available at the Legion Clubroom. For more, call Anne at 519-336-2841, or www.sarnialegion.ca

Wednesday, June 4

Planter Workshop

Maureen from Degroot’s Nurseries will provide instruction on how to build a beautiful planter for sun, shade or low maintenance. Point Edward Library, 10 a.m. For more or to pre-register call 519-336-3291.

D-Day Movie

“Storming Juno” a docudrama retelling of the Canadian assault of Juno Beach on D-Day June 6, 1944, via reenactment and interviews with those who were there. Sarnia Library, 7:30 p.m. For more, call 519-337-3291.

Fundraising Luncheon

A luncheon will be held at St. Paul’s United Church, corner of Emma and Devine streets, to raise money for the “Heavenly Walkers” Relay for Life team, at 11:30 a.m. A free will offering will be taken. For more, call 519-337-6312

 Friday, June 6

The Beer Show

Friday and Saturday, more than a dozen breweries, including Sarnia’s own Refined Fool, sampling, live music and more in the Bayside Centre, part of the Artwalk weekend. Tickets, $10, four-ounce sample tickets $1 each. For more, visit www.beershow.ca.

Fish Fry

Sarnia branch of the Royal Canadian Naval Association hosting a fish fry, made with fresh local fish, at the branch hall, 1420 Lougar St., at 6 p.m. All welcome. Cost, $17. For more, call 519-344-0331.

Free Concert

The local band Acoustic Buzz will perform revisited classics and modern hits at Cheeky Money, 130 Christina St. N. from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. as part of First Friday festivities. For more, visit www.cheekymonkeysarnia

Comedy Night

Sal Demilio will headline when Comedy Night returns to Stokes Bay Grill and Bar. The show starts at 9 p.m. A table of four is $50. For more, call 519-337-8466.