What’s happening: week of July 5

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, July 5

 

Community BBQ

Sarnia-Lambton MPP Bob Bailey hosting a community barbecue featuring free hot dogs and hamburgers and live entertainment. Kiwanis Pavilion, Canatara Park, near the animal farm. 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. For more, call 519-337-0051

 

Summer Series

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

 

Art & Ideas Lecture

One of Canada’s leading gold and silversmiths, Donald Stuart, will speak at the Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, 147 Lochiel St., 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Free. To register, call 519-336-8127 ext. 3226

 

Friday, July 6

 

Look & See Show

Daisy Fresh and Laura Kreviazuk the two featured local artists selected for this year’s Look & See Show at the Judith and Norman Alix Art Gallery. First Friday opening, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Show runs to July 15. Admission free, donations welcome. For more, visit https://jnaag.ca/event/july-first-friday/ or call 519-336-8127

 

Live Music

Life Signs perform live at the Cheeky Monkey during First Friday activities. 130 Christina St. N., 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Also featuring art exhibit and sale of Bill Walters’ “Chasing The Light.” For more, visit www.cheekymonkeysarnia.ca

 

Stress Management

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free stress management seminar. 1150 Pontiac Dr., 9:30 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

New Exhibit

The Lawrence Houses hosts the opening of members’ exhibit “Birds of a Feather, Literally and Figuratively.” 127 Christina St. S., 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Exhibit runs until July 28. Free admission. For more, call 519-337-0507

 

Saturday, July 7

 

Breakfast & Yard Sale

Breakfast and yard sale at First Christian Reformed Church, 1105 Exmouth St., 8 a.m. in support of the Habitat for Humanity Seniors Affordable Housing Build. For more, visit www.sarniafirstcrc.com or call 519-336-8808

 

 

Hike Event

Lambton Outdoor Club hiking Kilally Woods in London. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

Family Fishing

Bluewater Anglers’ Family Fun Fishing Day, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., sign-in booth in Centennial Park near fountain. Free. Licence not required. Children under 12 must be accompanied by adult. Weigh-in at the Hatchery, 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Rain or shine. For more, contact Al Dezort at 519-542-6992 or adezort@cogeco.ca

 

Art & Ideas Lecture

Painter Daisy Fresh will speak at Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery about her work, which is inspired by history, architecture and the human experience. 147 Lochiel St., 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Free. To register, call 519-336-8127, ext. 3226

 

Sunday, July 8

 

Museum Exhibits

A new military exhibit, The Last 100 Days of WWI, an expanded Great Storm of 1913 exhibit, an expanded Early Settlers exhibit, and a Post WWII Immigration exhibit, on now at the Plympton-Wyoming Museum in Camlachie. 6745 Camlachie Rd., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Sundays until August. Free admission, cash donation welcomed. For more, call 519-869-4909

 

Cycling

The Lambton Outdoor Club is riding in the Clinton-Goderich area. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

Family Sunday

Make jewellery using a variety of recycled sources at the Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery. Free, suggested $5 donation per family. Weekly event. Children must be accompanied by adult. 147 Lochiel St., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. For more, call 519-336-8127

 

Golf Fundraiser

Golf Scramble at the St. Clair Parkway course, in support of the St. Joseph and St. Charles’ Parish church renovation project. All welcome. Nine holes with cart, $45. Prizes and steak dinner. $20 dinner only. For more, call 519-862-1213 or Rick at 519-862-2124

 

Monday, July 9

 

Chair Yoga

A free yoga program suitable for most abilities. Offered by Twin Bridges NPLC. 153 Christina St. S. Two class times available, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., or 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Mondays until July 23. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Gentle Yoga

Free introductory-level yoga program for adults, suitable for most abilities. Offered by Twin Bridges NPLC. Bring your own mat. 153 Christina St. S., 12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays until July 23. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Summer Series

Summer Entertainment Series featuring Wayne Hayward in Concert at Suncor Agora in Centennial Park, 7 p.m. Free admission

 

Tuesday, July 10

 

Women’s Fitness

Free bootcamp-style fitness class that includes cardiovascular, strength and flexibility exercises. Suitable for most levels. Consult your primary care provider before participating. Offered by Twin Bridges NPLC. 153 Christina St. S., 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays until July 24. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Summer Series

Summer Entertainment Series featuring Gary Boyle and South Winds at Suncor Agora in Centennial Park, 7 p.m. Free admission. For more, call 519-332-0330. Summer Events Guide available at City Hall or at www.sarnia.ca

 

Evening Yoga

A free yoga program suitable for adults at most levels. Provided by Twin Bridges NPLC. Bring your own mat. 153 Christina St. S., 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays until July 24. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Art Workshop

Random Acts of Art Workshop is a creative, intensive workshop designed for ages 14-18 led by professional artists. No experience necessary. Design 2D and 3D sculptures through the art of felting. Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, 147 Lochiel St., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free, give what y,ou can. Bring lunch. To register, call 519-336-8127 ext. 3226

 

Wednesday, July 11

 

Summer Series

Summer Entertainment Series featuring Deano Brainelli at Bandshell in Canatara Park, 7 p.m. Free admission. For more, call 519-332-0330

 

Diabetes Prevention

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free workshop for people at high risk of developing diabetes. 1150 Pontiac Dr., 9:30 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Summer Series

Summer Entertainment Series featuring Blast from the Past at Kenwick Park, 7 p.m. Free admission. For more, call 519-332-0330

 

Green Drinks

An informal gathering featuring Aamjiwnaang First Nation Environmental Coordinator Sharilyn Johnston leading a discussion on environmental progress through community engagement. Free. Maawn Doosh Gumig Community Centre, 1972 Virgil Ave., open 6:30 p.m., discussion at 7 p.m. For more, contact greendrinkssarnia@outlook.com

 

Thursday, July 12

 

Simply White Dinner

Local diners dress up in white and gather for a pop-up picnic, wine, music and dancing at a secret location, starting at 6:30 p.m. Tickets, $60, available at www.eventbrite.ca

 

Meditation

Free three-week session teaches the basics of various meditation practices and provide 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. Thursdays until July 26. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Summer Series

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

 

Friday, July 13

 

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

 

Saturday, July 14

 

Family Fun Day

Noelle’s Gift Family Fun Day at Tecumseh Park, 344 Russell St. S., 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Includes splash pad, swimming pool, BBQ and snacks. Free. For more, call Sue at 519-331-5681

 

Cycling

The Lambton Outdoor Club riding to a Strawberry Social on Harsen’s Island. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

Hike

Lambton Outdoor Club is hiking at Rondeau Provincial Park. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

Yard Sale

Yard sale at Newton Park, McCrie St., 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bring your own table, $20 for a 20×20 space. Hot dogs and drinks available. Sponsored by Sarnia Lakeshore Optimist Club. For more or to reserve a spot, call Tom at 519-312-4038

 

Comedy Show

Yuk Yuks comedy show at the Corunna Legion, 350 Albert St., 9 p.m. Advance tickets $20, tickets at door $25. Wheelchair accessible. 19+ event. For more, call 519-862-1240

 

Art & Ideas Lecture

Mixed media artist Laura Kreviazuk will speak at the Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery about her industry-inspired work. 147 Lochiel St., 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Free. To register, call 519-336-8127, ext. 3226

 

Monday, July 16

 

Summer Series

Summer Entertainment Series featuring Rob Dickson and Friends at Suncor Agora in Centennial Park, 7 p.m. Free admission. For more, call 519-332-0330

 

Tuesday, July 17

 

Summer Series

Summer Entertainment Series featuring Missy Burgess and Mark Blayney at Suncor Agora in Centennial Park, 7 p.m. Free admission. For more, call 519-332-0330. Summer Events Guide available at City Hall or at www.sarnia.ca.

 

Cycling

The Lambton Outdoor Club riding to Ipperwash for lunch. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

Paddling

The Lambton Outdoor Club paddling around Stag Island. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

Wednesday, July 18

 

Summer Series

Summer Entertainment Series featuring Sisters of Soul at Bandshell in Canatara Park, 7 p.m. Free admission. For more, call 519-332-0330

 

Bluegrass Band

Lindley Creek, an acoustic family band playing bluegrass and gospel, perform at Huron Baptist Church, 1285 Michigan Ave., 7 p.m. For more, call 519-542-4581.

 

Summer Series

Summer Entertainment Series featuring The Celtic Hillbillies at Kenwick Park, Bright’s Grove. 7 p.m. Free admission. For more, call 519-332-0330

 

Comedy Nite

The Chamber of Commerce presents “LOL Comedy Nite featuring Jeff Leeson” at Downtown Market, 140 Christina ST., 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Networking, food, scavenger hunt, prizes and more. $25 for non-members. Cash bar, 19+ event. Register at slchamber.ca or info@slchamber.ca

 

Thursday, July 19

 

Ret 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

Summer Entertainment Series featuring The Celtic Hillbillies at Germain Park Garden, 7 p.m. Free admission. For more, call 519-332-0330
Friday, July 20

 

Tobacco-Free Movie

Tobacco-Free Outdoor Movie Night held at Clearwater Park, Wellington St., 6:30 p.m. Featuring games and activities, movie at dusk with free popcorn. Bring blanket and chair. For more, call 519-332-0330. Summer Events Guide is available at City Hall or at www.sarnia.ca

 

Diabetes Prevention

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free workshop for people at high risk of developing diabetes. 233 Cameron St., Corunna, 9:30 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Saturday, July 21

 

Antique Boat Show

The Bluewater Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society holds its 8th annual Rendezvous at the Sarnia Bay Marina, 97 Seaway Rd., 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free, all welcome. For more, call Jim or Dianne Fellows at 519-344-7467

 

Cycling

The Lambton Outdoor Club riding to Wallaceburg for lunch. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

Hike

Lambton Outdoor Club hiking at the Pinery Provincial Park. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

Dance

At the Sarnia Legion, 286 Front St. N., 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Cost is $30 per couple for non-members of the Sarnia Ballroom Dancing Club. For more, visit www.sarniaballroomdancingclub.ca

 

Sunday, July 22

 

Adult Art Workshop

Have a glass of wine and receive expert guidance from artist Patti Cook while creating your own 3D form by manipulating fluffy fleece into firm felt. Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, 147 Lochiel St., 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Cost $45 for non-members. For ages 19+. Must register by calling 519-336-8127, ext. 3226

 

Monday, July 23

 

Summer Series

Summer Entertainment Series featuring The Co-Co NUTS!! at Suncor Agora in Centennial Park, 7 p.m. Free admission. For more, call 519-332-0330

 

Tuesday, July 24

 

Summer Series

Summer Entertainment Series featuring The Wade Sisters at Suncor Agora in Centennial Park, 7 p.m. Free admission. For more, call 519-332-0330. Summer Events Guide available at City Hall or at www.sarnia.ca

Hike

Lambton Outdoor Club hiking around the heritage homes in Sarnia. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

Hike Event

Lambton Outdoor Club hiking the McNaughton-Morrison Trail near Exeter. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

Wednesday, July 25

 

Summer Series

Summer Entertainment Series featuring MJM Musical Memories with Janet at Kenwick Park, 7 p.m. Free admission. For more, call 519-332-0330

 

Summer Series

Summer Entertainment Series featuring Bill Hines at Bandshell in Canatara Park, 7 p.m. Free admission. For more, call 519-332-0330

 

Thursday, July 26

 

Art Pod

Designed for youth with special needs and an interest in fine arts. Learn about cyanotypes and use the power of the sun to create “sun prints.” Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, 147 Lochiel St., 5 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. Ages 9-16. Caretaker or respite worker requited. Free, give what you can. Register by calling 519-336-8127, ext. 3226

 

Slow View

Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery’s Slow View tour of the exhibition, “Influencing Identity: Tourism and the Group of Seven,” allows the mind to settle on one work and rediscover the 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

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


Saturday, July 28

 

Guided Tour

Free guided tour of a 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

 

Monday, July 30

 

Summer Series

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

 

Tuesday, July 31

 

Summer Series

Summer Entertainment Series featuring An Evening of Fiddle with Christine Storey and Debbie Wellington at Suncor Agora in Centennial Park, 7 p.m. Free admission. For more, call 519-332-0330. Summer Events Guide available at City Hall or at www.sarnia.ca.

 

Wednesday, Aug. 1

 

Summer Series

Summer Entertainment Series featuring Offsite Impact at the Bandshell in Canatara Park, 7 p.m. Free admission. For more, call 519-332-0330

 

Summer Series

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

 

Children’s Art Workshop

Children will work on themed art projects featuring paint, clay, and a variety of craft material at a Children’s Art Workshop at the the Animal Farm in Canatara Park, 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m, and 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wear proper clothing, bring water and peanut-free snack. Cost $10. For more, call 519-332-0330

 

Thursday, Aug. 2

 

Summer Series

Entertainment Series featuring Missy Burgess 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.

 

Tuesday, Aug. 7

Summer Series

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

 

Wednesday, Aug. 8

 

Summer Series

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

 

Summer Series

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

 

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

 

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

 

Monday, Aug. 13

 

Summer Series

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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.

 

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

 

Thursday, Aug. 30

 

Summer Series

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

 

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

 

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