What’s happening: week of Aug. 9

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, Aug. 9

 

Summer Series

Summer Entertainment Series featuring Bill Hines at the Germain Park Garden, 7 p.m. Free admission. For more, call 519-332-0330. Summer Events Guide is available at City Hall or at www.sarnia.ca.

 

Friday, Aug. 10

 

Meat Raffle

The Sarnia Moose Lodge’s Friday meat raffles, held weekly through the summer. All proceeds go to local charities. Taco Salad Dinner available for purchase. 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., 874 Phillip Street. For more, call 519-336-7900

 

Walleye Derby

Bluewater Anglers’ Walleye Derby is a boat and shore event. Need a fishing licence and $10 ticket from Buck’s Bait or The Outdoorsman. Start 6 p.m. Weigh-in at hatchery, 1 Michigan Ave., 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., Saturday. Single fish event. Prizes for top 10. For more, contact Al Dezort at 519-542-6992 or adezort@cogeco.ca

 

Saturday, Aug. 11

 

San Rocco Festival

26th Annual San Rocco Festival held at the Our Lady of Mercy Church Hall, 390 Christina St. N. Saturday 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., and Sunday with Holy Mass at 11 p.m. in Italian and English, festivities at 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. Free admission, everyone welcome. For more, call Frank at 519-330-0925

 

Music Fest

Second annual Bright’s Grove Music Fest includes live music, vendors and food. Kenwick Park, 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. In support of the Canadian Mental Health Association. For more, visit the BGMusicFest Facebook page

 

Unleashed 2018

The Unleashed 2018 fashion show takes place at Stoke’s Bay, 485 Harbour Rd. and includes a DJ’d afterparty. Tickets are $30, available at the Sarnia & District Humane Society. Proceeds to Humane Society. For more, call 519-344-7064

 

Hiking

Lambton Outdoor Club is hiking the Medway Meadows in London. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

Garage Sale

Sarnia-Lambton Big Brothers Big Sisters hosting a garage sale at 10 Lorne Cres., starting at 7 a.m. with plenty of free parking. Hot dogs for sale. Donations welcome until Aug. 8. Call 519-336-0460 for more

 

Music Fest

The Bright’s Grove Music Fest hosts nine local live music arts with a variety of food and entertainment vendors. Free. For all ages. Kenwick Park, 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. For more, visit the Bright’s Grove Music Fest Facebook page

 

Sunday, Aug. 12

 

Family Fun Day

Sarnia Family Fun Day takes place at the Canatara Park Kiwanis Pavilion, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. For more, call 519-332-0330

 

Monday, Aug. 13

 

Coping with Life Alone

Sarnia Beginning Experience’s ‘Coping with Life Alone’ program offers support for people who are widowed, separated or divorced and stuck in grief. For more, visit www.sarniabeginningexperience.org or call 519-337-1205

 

Cooking Class

Rapids Family Health Team holding a free “Spice Makes Everything Nice” cooking class. 1150 Pontiac Dr., 1:30 p.m. Also on Aug. 14, 9:30 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Summer Series

Entertainment Series featuring Rockwork at the Suncor Agora in Centennial Park, 7 p.m. Free admission. For more, call 519-332-0330

 

Bible School

Vacation Bible School with games, stories, crafts and refreshments from Aug, 13 to 15. Christ Lutheran Church, 6482 Telfer Rd., 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Free for ages 4 to 10. Pre-register by calling 519-869-2838

 

Tuesday, Aug. 14

 

Summer Series

Entertainment Series featuring Mike Blackmore Percussion Group at the Suncor Agora in Centennial Park, 7 p.m. Free admission. For more, call 519-332-0330

 

Improve Communication

Learn practical ways to improve how you communicate. Topics include assertiveness, active listening, conflict resolution, and health maintenance in relationships. Offered by Twin Bridges NPLC and facilitated by registered psychotherapist. Free. 153 Christina St. S., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. To register, visit www.tbnplc.com

 

Wednesday, Aug. 15

 

Summer Series

Summer Entertainment Series featuring The R.E.D. Line Band at the Bandshell in Canatara Park, 7 p.m. Free admission. For more, call 519-332-0330

 

Diabetes Prevention

Rapids Family Health Team holding a free workshop for people at high risk of developing diabetes. 1150 Pontiac Dr., 9:30 a.m. Also on Aug. 24, 233 Cameron St., Corunna, 9:30 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Summer Series

Entertainment Series featuring Blackmore and Blackmore at Kenwick Park, 7 p.m. Free admission. For more, call 519-332-0330

 

Thursday, Aug. 16

 

Summer Series

Summer Entertainment Series featuring Bluewater Ceili Band at the Germain Park Garden, 7 p.m. Free admission. For more, call 519-332-0330. Summer Events Guide is available at City Hall or at www.sarnia.ca

 

Pete the Cat Party

Drop-in for games, activities and birthday cake in celebration of Pete the Cat’s birthday. Sarnia Library, 124 Christina St. S., 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. All ages. For more, call 519-337-3291

 

Friday, Aug. 17

 

Barn Bash

City hosting a Brock Street Barn Bash in support of ongoing renovations at the Sarnia Arena, 134 Brock St. S. Family friendly, new concessions open, cash bar and live show by Scott Manery and the Barn Burners. 7 p.m. to midnight. Admission $5. For more, call 519-332-0330, ext. 3210 or 3202.

 

Saturday, Aug. 18

 

Live Music

Rod Stewart Tribute starring Vic Vega performing all the hits throughout the night. Corunna Legion, 350 Albert St., doors open at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Tickets $25. For more, call 519-862-1240

 

Artzscape by the Bay

Two-day show and sale showcasing 80 artists and artisans from all over Ontario with art, music, licensed dining pavilion and activities for adults and children. In support of Pathways Health Centre for Children. Centennial Park, Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.. For more, visit www.artzscapebythebay.weebly.com or contact artzscapeinfo@gmail.com or 519-542-3471, ext. 243

 

Sunday, Aug. 19

 

Can Am Jazz

The Sarnia Community Foundation presents the 17th annual Can Am Jazz event at the Best Western Guildwood Inn, 1400 Venetian Blvd., 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. An afternoon jazz concert featuring Sharon Beeler and The Swing City Jazz Bang. Cash bar. Tickets, $25, by calling Sarnia Community Foundation at 519-332-2588

 

Family Sunday

Create digital paintings by layering shapes and filling them in with patterns inspired by John Kissick’s paintings 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

 

Fish & Chips

Fish and Chips dinner at Camlachie United Church, 6784 Camlachie Rd., 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Cost $18 adults, $5 children 6 to 10. Might be limited tickets at door. Take-out and gluten-free available. Fully accessible, fragrance-free building. For tickets, call 519-899-4720 or 519-869-4727. For more, visit www.camlachieunited.ca

 

Paddling

Lambton Outdoor Club is paddling at the Pinery. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

Monday, Aug. 20

 

Summer Series

Entertainment Series featuring The R Jammers at the Suncor Agora in Centennial Park, 7 p.m. Free admission. For more, call 519-332-0330

 

Tuesday, Aug. 21

 

Outdoor Movie Night

Libro Credit Union’s hosts an outdoor movie night in Canatara Park. Activities begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by movie at 9 p.m. Free admission. Bring a lawn chair. For more, call 519-332-0330

 

Summer Series

Entertainment Series featuring Joan Spading and the Foggy Mountain Band at the Suncor Agora in Centennial Park, 7 p.m. Free admission. For more, call 519-332-0330

 

Wednesday, Aug. 22

 

Summer Series

Entertainment Series featuring The Buck Brothers at the Bandshell in Canatara Park, 7 p.m. Free admission. For more, call 519-332-0330

 

Cycling

Lambton Outdoor Club is cycling the Avoca Trail in Michigan. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

Paddling

Lambton Outdoor Club is paddling at Bright’s Grove. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

Summer Series

Entertainment Series featuring Bluewater Ceili Band at Kenwick Park, 7 p.m. Free admission. For more, call 519-332-0330

 

Thursday, Aug. 23

 

Art Pod

Designed for youth with special needs and an interest in fine arts. Explore the process of op art using geometric shapes, lines and curves to create optical illusions. Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, 147 Lochiel St., 5 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. Ages 9-16. Caretaker or respite worker required. Free, give what you can. Register by calling 519-336-8127 ext. 3226

 

Red Dot Tour

Fifteen minute Red Dot Tours of the gallery are created for the casual and curious. No registration necessary. Free, give what you can. Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, 147 Lochiel St., 7 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. For more, call 519-336-8127

 

Summer Series

Entertainment Series featuring Macsmusic at the Germain Park Garden, 7 p.m. Free admission. For more, call 519-332-0330. Summer Events Guide is available at City Hall or at www.sarnia.ca

 

Cycling

Lambton Outdoor Club is cycling the Macomb Orchard Trail starting in Richmond, Michigan. Stopping for lunch on the way. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

Saturday, Aug. 25

 

Hobbyfest

Annual Hobbyfest, a day of fun, relaxation and participation in interactive activities and displays, at Germain Park and the Strangway Centre, East St., 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more, call 519-332-0330

 

Humane Society Gala

Bright’s Grove Animal Hospital presents “Howling at the Moon,” a formal gala in Canatara Park. Cocktails, three-course meal, silent auction and entertainment by a jazz band. Tickets available online. For more, contact Trista Lowe at trista@sarniahumanesociety.com

 

Cornhole Tourney

Pembina hosts its first Cornhole/Bean Bag Toss Tournament at Corunna Legion, 350 Albert St. All ages welcome. Team of two can sign up for double knockout format. Entry fee is $40/person. All proceeds to United Way. To register, call United Way at 519-336-5452 or Pembina at 519-862-1001

 

Guided Tour

Free guided tour of the current exhibition at Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, 147 Lochiel St., 1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. Free, give what you can. Register by calling 519-336-8127, ext. 3226

 

Hiking

Lambton Outdoor Club is hiking the Auburn Loop of the Maitland Trail. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

Sunday, Aug. 26

 

Cycling

Lambton Outdoor Club is cycling between Bothwell and Dresden in Kent County with a stop for lunch. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

Tuesday, Aug. 28

 

Stress Management

A free session to highlight the effects of stress and provide practical ways to cope and make healthy changes. Offered by Twin Bridges NPLC, facilitated by registered psychotherapist. 153 Christina St. S., 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. To register, visit www.tbnplc.com

 

Wednesday, Aug. 29

 

Teen Cuisine

Rapids Family Health Team holding a free cooking class for ages 13+. 460 Christina St. N., 10 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Paint Night

Join local artist Cat Cabajar and paint a portrait of your own pet. Lizards and Bar Grill, 785 Exmouth St., 6 p.m. Cost $55 per person. In support of SickKids Hospital. To register, contact tpcpaintparty@gmail.com

 

Thursday, Aug. 30

 

Slow View Tour

Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery’s Slow View tour of the exhibition “John Kissick: The Boom Bits” allows the mind to settle on one work and rediscover joy of looking at art. 147 Lochiel St., 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Free, give what you can. Register by calling 519-336-8127, ext. 3226

 

Summer Series

Entertainment Series featuring The Casuals at the Germain Park Garden, 7 p.m. Free admission. For more, call 519-332-0330

 

Tuesday, Sept. 4

 

Women’s Fitness

Bootcamp-style fitness class includes cardiovascular, strength and flexibility exercises, suitable for most levels. Consult Primary Care Provider before participating. 153 Christina St. S., use Front St. entrance, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays until September 25. Free. Offered by Twin Bridges NPLC. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Adult Yoga

Free yoga program suitable for most levels. 153 Christina St. S., use Front St. entrance, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays until September 25. Bring your own mat. Offered by Twin Bridges NPLC. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Wednesday, Sept. 5

 

Meditation

Free four-week session teaches the basics of meditation practices and provides practical ways to increase mindfulness in every day living. Offered by Twin Bridges NPLC. 153 Christina St. S., 12 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. Wednesdays until Sept. 26. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Sunday, Sept. 9

 

Gallery in the Grove

Opening reception of Elizabeth Tasker’s Retrospective exhibition at Gallery in the Grove, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Show runs until Oct. 13. For more, visit www.galleryinthegrove.com or visit the Facebook page.

 

Monday, Sept. 10

 

Chair Yoga

Yoga program suitable for most abilities. 153 Christina St. S., use Front St. entrance, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. or 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Mondays until Oct. 1. Free. Offered by Twin Bridges NPLC. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Gentle Yoga

Introductory level yoga program suitable for most abilities. 153 Christina St. S., use Front St. entrance, 12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays until October 1. Bring your own mat. Free. Offered by Twin Bridges NPLC. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Tuesday, Sept. 11

 

Acupuncture

Free 6-week program offered by Twin Bridges NPLC in collaboration with local chiropractors. Designed for those with osteoarthritis of the knee. 153 Christina St. S., use Front Street entrance, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays until October 18. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Flavours of Fall

Free session offered by Twin Bridges NPLC. Learn easy ways to cook with the local flavours of the season. 153 Christina St. S., use Front St. entrance, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Sunday, Sept. 16

 

Downriver Craft Sale

The 30th annual Downriver Craft & Gift Sale at the Moore Musuem featuring more than 80 vendors selling art, woodworking, garden accessories, knitting, jewelry, jams, fudge, etc. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m,, 94 Moore Line, Mooretown. For more, call 519-867-2020

 

Tuesday, Sept. 18

 

Balance in Life

Session to explore the concept of balance in life and provide strategies to help in maintaining balance through life’s demands. 153 Christina St. S., 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Free. Offered by Twin Bridges NPLC. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Thursday, Sept. 20

 

Women’s Connection Group

Small group will explore the work of Brene Brown in areas that include imperfection, courage and belonging. Offered by Twin Bridges NPLC. 153 Christina St. S., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays until October 4. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Sunday, Sept. 23

 

Kidney Walk

The Kidney Foundation’s Kidney Walks raises funds for research, vital programs, and services that support people with kidney disease. Canatara Park Kiwanis Pavilion, 9 a.m. For more, visit www.kidneywalk.ca or call Elaine Hayter at 519-344-3462

 

Tuesday, Sept. 25

 

Bone Health

Information session by Twin Bridges NPLC provides understanding on the importance of bone health, with preventative lifestyle strategies through nutrition and physical activity. 153 Christina St. S., 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Thursday, Sept. 27

 

Paint Party

IODE Errol Egremont holds a “Paint Like a Comedian” paint party and bake sale at Sarnia Riding Club, 980 Riding Club Ln., registration 6:30 p.m., event 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets $45. Proceeds to “Do it for Sarnia” mental health campaign. For tickets, call Linda at 519-381-5688 or Georgette at 519-336-5535

 

Friday, Oct. 12

 

Grief Support

Sarnia Beginning Experience holding a fall support group weekend for anyone widowed, separated or divorced and stuck in grief. October 12-14. For more, visit www.sarniabeginningexperience.org or call 519-337-1205