What’s happening: week of May 17

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

 

Friday, May 18

 

Makerspace

Play with Sphero, a robotic ball that is controlled with a tilt, touch or swing of a tablet. Mallroad Library, 1362 Lambton Mall Rd., 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-542-2580

 

MADD Grocery Bagging

MADD Sarnia-Lambton will be at the Real Canadian Superstore, 600 Murphy Rd., from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. to bag groceries. With a barbecue and display table. For more, call 519-339-9962 or email office@maddsarnialambton.com

 

Saturday, May 19

 

Hike

Lambton Outdoor Club hikes the Wawanosh Wetlands. Trail winds along a provincially significant marsh, with opportunities to get close to many wetland inhabitants. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

Movie

Sarnia Children’s Library showing Cars 3. Free. 124 Christina St. S., 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more, call 519-337-3291

 

Barbecue

Point Edward Ex-Servicemen’s Club BBQ Beef Dinner with the works. 503 Michigan Ave., 5 p.m., rain or shine. $15 per person, free for kids 5 and under. Tickets available at bar. For more, call 519-337-9822

 

Charity Barbecue

Robs No Frills in Corunna hosting a charity barbecue in support of the Sombra Ferry causeway rebuild. 175 Bunker Ave., from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more, call Rob at 519-862-4505

 

Garage Sale

Relay for Life Charity multi-family garage sale including furniture, clothes, toys, books, electronics, household items, bake table, plants and more. 1566 McGee St., 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Donations accepted. For more, call 519-542-6845

 

Testimonial Luncheon

Uniquely You Ministries hosts a ladies’ Testimonial Luncheon at the Strangway Centre, 260 East St. N., 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Guest speaker is Rosalie Gobin. Free, but free will offerings accepted. For more, contact Ruby at 226-349-2500 or redhead@cogeco.ca

 

Clean Energy Film

The award-winning film “Happening: A Clean Energy Revolution,” which examines the history and future of clean energy, screened at the Sarnia Library, 124 Christina St. S., 7 p.m. Hosted by Sarnia-Lambton Green Party. Admission $5 or donation. For more, call 519-464-3699 or visit votekevinshaw.ca/events

 

Monday, May 21

 

Cycling

The Lambton Outdoor Club cycles to Sombra. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

Tuesday, May 22

 

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

 

Sewing Workshop

Completion of the Beginner Workshop is required before using the Janome 5060 QDC sewing machine, which is available to public for free for the month. Bright’s Grove Library, 2618 Hamilton Rd., 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. For ages 10 and up. Must pre-register by calling 519-869-2351

 

Makerspace

Learn to code, play, create and connect the physical and digital worlds with Ozobots. Point Edward Library, 220 Michigan Ave., 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-336-3291

 

Lawn Bowling

The Sarnia Lawn Bowling Club invites newcomers to try lawn bowling on on May 22, 23, 24 and 27 in Germain Park, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Equipment provided along with friendly, free instruction. For contact Amanda at 519-332-1877 or sarnialb@hotmail.com

 

Bluewater Chordsmen

Visit the Bluewater Chordsmen any Tuesday night in May and June at All Saints Anglican Church, 248 Vidal St. N. No singing experience or ability to read music required. Music is learned through instruction and CDs. No audition required to sing. For more, call David at 519-339-9927

 

Wednesday, May 23

 

Concert

Sarnia Concert Association presents The Ladom Ensemble, incorporating Argentinian jazz, classical tango, Serbian folk dance, and Persian dance dulcimer. Imperial Theatre, 168 Christina St. N., 7:30 p.m. Tickets $40 adults, $25 students, available at box office. For more, visit www.sarniaconcertassociation.ca

 

TNT Workshop

Learn how to do the ancient technique of sgraffito at JNAAG’s Try New Things (TNT) Fusion Workshop. Free, suggested donation $10/week. 147 Lochiel St., 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., May 23 and 24. Limited space. Registration required by calling 519-336-8127, ext. 3226

 

Parkinson’s Support

Those living with Parkinson’s and care partners invited to attend Sarnia-Lambton Parkinson’s Support Group meeting, Clearwater Arena community room, 1400 Wellington St., 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sandra Shields of Philips Lifeline to speak. For more, call 519-337-5330

 

Thursday, May 24

 

Men’s Fashion Event

Celebrity Men Fashion Event features local men modelling latest fashions, hors d’oeuvres and special guest David Chilton. 6:30 p.m., Dante Club ,1330 London Rd. Proceeds to the Kidney Foundation of Canada. Tickets, $60, available by calling 519-344-3462 or visiting www.kidney.ca/celebritymen

 

Engineers Meeting

Lawyer Todd Storms will speak about the Elliot Lake Inquiry of the Algo Mall collapse at a meeting of the Professional Engineers Ontario, Lambton Chapter. Lambton College Event Centre, 1485 London Rd. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sandwich buffet. The event is free, but attendees asked to RSVP by May 18 at www.lambton.peo.on.ca

 

Saturday, May 26

 

Fish Fry

Lake Erie yellow perch fish fry at Point Edward Ex-Servicemen’s Club, 503 Michigan Ave., 5 p.m. $17 per person, tickets available at bar. For more, call 519-337-9822

 

Yard Sale & BBQ

Village on the St. Clair’s Annual Yard Sale and BBQ to raise funds for the Resident Group Fund. Includes trinkets, treasures, clothing and more. Free hot dog with donation to St. Vincent de Paul. 170 Front St. S., 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. For more, call 519-336-1455

 

Book Launch

Former Sarnian Cynthia Lockrey launching her first book, Bed Rest Mom: Surviving Pregnancy-Related Bed Rest with Your Dignity and Sanity Intact, at The Book Keeper, 500 Exmouth St., 1 p.m. For visit www.bedrestmom.com or call 519-337-3171

 

Photography Seminar

Professional outdoor photographer Ethan Meleg runs one-day seminar, “Inspired by Nature,” with a focus on wildlife, birds, landscapes and outdoor adventures. Sarnia Photographic Club Sarnia Library Theatre, 124 Christina St. S., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets $50, available at door or online. For more, visit at www.sarniaphotoclub.com

 

Yard Sale

The 44 Sarnia Imperial Royal Canadian Air Cadets holding a yard sale. Includes a baked goods table. 302 Devine St., 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more, call 519-344-7131

 

Sunday, May 27

 

Paddling

Lambton Outdoor Club paddles the Snye River. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

Music Fest

Central Baptist Church holding an afternoon Music Fest. Several choirs participating, as well as handbells. 391 London Rd., 2:30 p.m. Featuring Welsh tenor Malcolm Heaton and classical pianist Phoebe Croteau. For more, call 519-344-1381

 

Cycling

Lambton Outdoor Club cycles to Petrolia. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

Monday, May 28

 

Healthy Eating

Rapids Family Health Team offering a 4-week healthy eating and lifestyle change group called Healthy Eating and YOU! 1150 Pontiac Dr., 1:30 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Travel Night

Listen to interesting places people have travelled. Social hour to follow for further discussions. Bright’s Grove Library, 2618 Hamilton Rd., 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. For adults, drop-in. For more, call 519-869-2351

 

AV Presentation

Newfoundland and Alaska are the featured during AV Presentations at Sarnia Library Theatre, 124 Christina St. S., 7 p.m. Free will donations for Parkinson’s Sarnia. For more, call Bill Coombes at 519-337-4119

 

Tuesday, May 29

 

Book Reading

Writer and photographer Kerry Belliveau will speak about “Lessons I have Learned from my Mom,” from her first self-published book at St. Giles Presbyterian Church, 770 Lakeshore Rd., 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. To reserve a seat, contact Suzanne at 519-542-2253

 

Thursday, May 31

 

Steak Bingo

Steak Bingo at the Corunna Legion, 350 Albert St., doors open at 6 p.m., play at 7 p.m. 25 regular games, 4 cards for $20. “Special game” is $2 per strip. First prize $1,000. Food available. Wheelchair accessible. All welcome. For more, call 519-862-1240

 

Friday, June 1

 

Quilt Show

Sarnia Quilters Guild presents ‘A Feast for the Eye’ quilt show, showcasing a variety of quilts. Includes vendors, a Quilt Cafe, boutique table, door prizes and more. Point Edward Arena, 210 Monk St., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Also on June 2, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission $6. For more, call sarniaquiltersguild.org

 

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

 

Live Music

El Camino will perform live at Cheeky Monkey as part of the monthly First Friday festivities. 130 Christina St. N., 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more, visit www.cheekymonkeysarnia

 

Saturday, June 2

 

Charity CD Sale

Charity CD Sale to benefit local Sarnia charities including the Alzheimer Society’s Mindful Music Program. At Artwalk, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. To donate CDs, drop them off at Blackburn Radio, Giresi’s Pizza or Artopia Gallery & Framing. For more, contact Billie Jo at 519-402-4111 or billiejogage@gmail.com, or Rich at 519-330-1138 or hello@yearoflocal.com

 

Garage Sale

A non-profit garage and bake sale will be held at Bluewater Country, 5700 Blackwell Rd. All welcome, from 9 a.m. to noon., held rain or shine. For more information, call 519-381-2507

 

Chicken BBQ

Chicken Barbecue is support of the Lambton Centre, at Camlachie United Church, 6784 Camlachie Rd., 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Cost $18 for adults for half chicken dinner. Child price available. Takeout available. For more, call 519-786-5663

 

Sunday, June 3

 

Roller Skating

Weekly Sunday public roller skating sessions at Clearwater Arena run until June 24, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Under 16 must wear a helmet. Admission $7 and $5 under 16. Rentalsavailable for $3. For more, see Roller Skating in Sarnia on Facebook or call Brad at 519-384-0612

 

Choir Concert

Lambton Youth Choir present “When We Sing” Spring Concert at Grace United Church, 990 Cathcart Blvd., 3 p.m. Tickets are $10. Accessible building. For tickets, call Mike Nagle at 519-845-1004 or email at mikenagle00@hotmail.com

 

Air Cadets Review

The 44 Sarnia Imperial Royal Canadian Air Cadets’ 76th Annual Review at Great Lakes Secondary School, 275 Wellington St. Guests to be seated by 12:30 p.m., event 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.. Cadets will showcase their learning for the training year before reviewing officer Major David Wright CD. Refreshments to follow. For more, call 519-344-7131

 

Gutsy Walk

Gutsy Walk is a 5km walk, run, bike event for Chron’s and Colitis Canada, beginning at the Canatara Park Beach Pavilion. Registration 12 p.m., walk at 1 p.m. BBQ after. For more, visit gutsywalk.ca or call Peytra at 519-491-8273

 

Harp Performance

Celtic Harpist Bop Peel will play for Celtic Morning Prayer at Canon Davis Memorial Church, 380 Russell St. N., 9:30 a.m. All are welcome. For more, call 519-344-9531 or visit www.canondavis.com

 

 

Monday, June 4

 

Parents Reaching Out

Dr. Steve Sider, of Wilfrid Laurier University, will discuss how parents of children recently diagnosed with a learning disability can work with schools and teachers to improve learning outcomes. Pathways Health Centre, 1240 Murphy Rd., Refreshments 5 p.m., session at 6 p.m. For more, contact Organization for Literacy in Lambton, 519-332-4876 or oll3@bellnet.ca Also on June 6, same time, at Petrolia’s First Baptist Church.

 

Tuesday, June 5

 

Summer Series

Opening Night for the Summer Entertainment Series featuring Scottish Night beginning at the Suncor Agora in Centennial Park, 7 p.m. Free admission. For more, call 519-332-0330. Summer Events Guide is available at City Hall or at www.sarnia.ca.

 

Wednesday, June 6

 

MS Challenges

The National MS Society and MS Society of Canada present Resilience: Addressing the Challenges of MS. Participants will share experiences and watch a DVD. Chris Dawson Centre, 420 East St. N., 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Register at www.mssociety.ca/ontario-education. For more, contact Anita Evans at anita.evans@mssociety.ca or 519-680-7878

 

Summer Series

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

 

Thursday, June 7

 

Summer Series

Summer Entertainment Series featuring Mark Blayney Trio/Band at the Bandshell in Canatara Park, 7 p.m. Free admission. For more, call 519-332-0330

 

Book Signing

First-time author Jindo Shokai will sign copies of Confessions of a Dying Man, an autobiography with a spiritual message. 7 p.m. at The Book Keeper, 500 Exmouth St., For more, call 519-337-3171
Friday, June 8

 

Youth Series

Get Out of the Garage Youth Series at the Suncor Agora in Centennial Park, 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, June 9

 

VoiceDance Concert

5th annual VoiceDance Concert, hosted by the Bluewater Chamber Choir performing with the Georgian Singers and Wavesong, at Grace United Church, 990 Cathcart Blvd., 7:30 p.m. Freewill admission at door. Proceeds to The Hub, a community collaborative project for youth. For more, contact Rachel at rachel.abma3@gmail.com

 

Kids FunFest

Celebrate the 23rd Annual Kids Funfest on the open field at Clearwater Community Centrte Park on Wellington Street. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free admission. For more, call 519-332-0330

 

Yard Sale

Yard Sale at Sumac Lodge hosted by the Sumac Lodge Family Council. 1464 Blackwell Rd., 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Rain or shine. For more, call 519-542-3421

 

Garage & Bake Sale

Garage and bake sale at Camlachie United Church including a selection of treasures, cakes, cookies, pies and more. Hot dogs, pop, coffee, muffins for sale. 6784 Camlachie Rd., 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Indoor and outdoor, rain or shine. Fully accessible building. For more, visit www.camlachieunited.ca

 

Tuesday, June 12

 

Summer Series

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

 

Wednesday, June 13

 

Girl Talk

Lambton Public Health offers Girl Talk, a presentation for parents and daughters in Grades 5 to 6 to discuss changes including puberty and menstruation. Sarnia Library, 124 Christina St. S., 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Also on June 14. Register online at www.lambtonhealth.on.ca or call 519-383-8331 ext. 3549

 

Summer Series

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

 

Thursday, June 14

 

Summer Series

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

 

Surf Inn Turf

9th annual Surf Inn Turf with seafood and beef tenderloin at Holiday Inn, 1498 Venetian Blvd. In support the Inn of the Good Shepherd. Tickets $99 per person, available at the Inn of the Good Shepherd, Holiday Inn, or theinnsarnia.ca/tickets. For more, call 519-344-1746, ext. 342

 

Friday, June 15

 

Relay for Life

Annual cancer-fighting fundraiser. Join as a team or individual, survivors walk the Survivor Victory Lap, light a luminary in memory or in honour of a loved one. Includes entertainment and food. Clearwater Arena Park, 1400 Wellington St., 6 p.m. to 12 a.m. For more and to register, visit www.relayforlife.ca/sarnia or call 519-332-0042

 

Youth Series

Get Out of the Garage Youth Series at the Suncor Agora in Centennial Park, 7 p.m. Free admission. For more, call 519-332-0330. Summer Events Guide is available at City Hall or at www.sarnia.ca.

 

Sunday, June 17

 

Father’s Day Walk

Huron House Boys’ Home 32nd annual Run/Walk/Skate/Bike at Mike Weir Park, 7:45 a.m. Free activities for children. Pancake and sausage breakfast included. For more, visit raceroster.com/events/2018/13490/huron-house-boys-home-2018

 

Tuesday, June 19

 

Summer Series

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

 

Wednesday, June 20

 

Summer Series

Summer Entertainment Series featuring Seaway Sounds’ Sweet Adelines and Friends at the Bandshell in Canatara Park, 7 p.m. Free admission. For more, call 519-332-0330

 

Thursday, June 21

 

Summer Series

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

 

Friday, June 22

 

Youth Series

Get Out of the Garage Youth Series at the Suncor Agora in Centennial Park, 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, June 26

 

Summer Series

Summer Entertainment Series featuring the Bluewater Chordsmen and Guests at the Suncor Agora in Centennial Park, 7 p.m. Free admission. For more, call 519-332-0330. Summer Events Guide is available at City Hall or at www.sarnia.ca.

 

Wednesday, June 27

 

Summer Series

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

 

Thursday, June 28

 

Summer Series

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

 

Friday, June 29

 

Youth Series

Get Out of the Garage Youth Series: Battle of the Bands Event at the Suncor Agora in Centennial Park, 7 p.m. Free admission. For more, call 519-332-0330. Summer Events Guide is available at City Hall or at www.sarnia.ca.

 

Sunday, July 1

 

Canada Day

Sarnia’s annual Canada Day parade begins 11:30 a.m. with activities from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Canatara Park. Opening Ceremonies at 1:30 p.m. at the Bandshell. Evening activities shfit to Centennial Park’s Suncor Agora, 6 p.m. Fireworks at 10 p.m. A carnival/midway in Centennial Park from June 29 to July 2. For more, call 519-332-0330

 

Tuesday, July 3

 

Summer Series

Summer Entertainment Series featuring Town and Country 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, July 4

 

Summer Series

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

 

Summer Series

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

 

Thursday, July 5

 

Summer Series

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

 

Monday, July 9

 

Summer Series

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

 

Tuesday, July 10

 

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.

 

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

Summer Series

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

 

Thursday, July 12

 

Summer Series

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

 

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.

 

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

 

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

 

Thursday, July 19

 

Summer Series

Summer Entertainment Series featuring Rockwork 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

 

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.

 

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

 

Summer Series

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

 

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.