What’s Happening: Week of May 18

Whats Happening

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, May 18

Cooking Class

Rapids Family Health Team offers a free class, “Goodbye Gluten – Hello Flavour”. 481 Colborne Rd., Corunna, 1:30 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

Makerspace

Use ‘dash & dot at the Mobile Makerspace Equipment Program. Mallroad Library, 1362 Lambton Mall Rd., 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Also on May 30 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. To register, call 519-542-2580

Cycling

The Lambton Outdoor Club hosts two informal morning rides. Faster riders start at 9:30 a.m. and slower riders at 10 a.m. Destination and duration generally determined by a consensus of riders present at departure. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

Artist Talk

Jane Austin will discuss her time spent at the BAiR Winter Intensive Program at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. Free, give what you can. Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, 147 Lochiel St., 7 p.m. To register, 519-336-8127 ext. 3226 or visit website.



Friday, May 19

Live Music

Red Wanting Blue and special guests Kayko take the stage at Paddy Flaherty’s. Tickets $25, available at www.ticketscene.ca. For more, call 519-336-1999

MADD Grocery Bagging

MADD Sarnia-Lambton will be at the Real Canadian Superstore on Murphy Road from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. to bag groceries. Visit the display table and stop by the barbeque. For more, call 519-339-9962 or email office@maddsarnialambton.com


Saturday, May 20

Mustang Sally Rally

Fifth annual Mustang Sally Rally poker run organized by Lambton Ford in support of Pathways Health Centre for Children. Drivers make pit stops at six locations in Sarnia-Lambton collecting cards for poker hand. $25 to enter, includes lunch. Registation 8 a.m., rally at 10 a.m. For more visit www.mustangsallyrally.com

Garage Sale

Bluewater Country’s annual garage sale includes bake table, white elephant table, and residents’ tables of miscellaneous items. 5700 Blackwell Sideroad, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. All welcome rain or shine. For more, call 519-542-7800

Live Music

Daylight for Deadeyes takes the stage at Paddy Flaherty’s. No cover, 9:30 p.m., 130 Seaway Rd. For more, call 519-336-1999

Mending Clinic

Bring ripped jeans or casual pants to the Makerspace and learn how to repair them. All items must be clean or freshly laundered. Sarnia Library, 124 Christina St. S., 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. For more, call 519-337-3291

Book & Plant Fair

Bright’s Grove Library’s annual used book fair and free plant exchange. 2618 Hamilton Rd., 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more, call 519-869-2351

Museum Exhibits

Opening of Plympton-Wyoming Museum’s Vimy Ridge exhibit includes a story of the battle and two dioramas of Vimy Ridge. Other exhibits include Early Settlers, Great Storm of 1913 and Post WW2 immigration. Free admission. For information or private group tours, call 519-869-4909

Charity Garage Sale

Relay for Life holding a charity garage sale with all proceeds to the Forever Dreamers Youth Relay for Life team. Household items, clothes, toys, book, plants, electronics and more, with bake table and BBQ. 1566 McGee St., 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more, call 519-542-6845 or email kennbet@hotmail.com



Sunday, May 21

Live Music

Dylan Menzie performs a special holiday Sunday show at Paddy Flaherty’s. 130 Seaway Rd., 9 p.m. No cover. For more, call 519-336-1999

Family Sunday

Use reactive ink 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

Air Cadets Review

Sarnia Imperial Royal Canadian Air Cadets hold their 75th Annual Review celebrating the accomplishments and history of the Squadron through 75 years. Great Lakes Secondary School, 275 Wellington St., 12:30 p.m. Everyone welcome. For more, call 519-344-7131


 


Monday, May 22

Cycling

The Lambton Outdoor Club hosts two morning rides. The group will carpool from Ontario Tourist Info Centre and drive to Armada, MI to ride the paved Macomb Orchard Trail. Lunch on the return ride. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

Art Gallery Holiday

Celebrate Victoria Day at Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery with an art-filled birthday party. Make mosaic birthday medallions, adorn a tiara or crown, discover tales about art and eat birthday cake. 147 Lochiel St., 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Free, give what you can. For more, call 519-336-8127

Engineers Meeting

Last day to RSVP for Professional Engineers Ontario Lambton Chapter’s Spring Meeting. Dr. Mehdi Sheikhzadeh, Executive Dean of Applied Research at Lambton College, to speak about last year’s research success stories on May 25th, Lambton College Event Centre, 1485 London Rd., 6 p.m. Refreshments available. Free. To RSVP, call 519-481-1221 or email phil.lasek@shell.com



Wednesday, May 24

Support Group

Join a registered dietitian and group of peers in a monthly weight loss support group. Share successes and struggles while learning a healthy lifestyle. Every fourth Friday at West Lambton Community Health Centre, 429 Exmouth St., 10:30 p.m. to 11:30 a.m. To register, call 519-344-3017, ext. 259

Makerspace

Use snap circuits for electrical crafts at the Mobile Makerspace Equipment Program. Point Edward Library, 220 Michigan Ave., 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Also on May 30 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. To register, call 519-336-3291

Cycling

Lambton Outdoor Club hosts a Wednesday morning ”easy” ride. The group will ride south to Confederation Street to the river, then north to Canatara and return. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org



Thursday, May 25

Cycling

The Lambton Outdoor Club hosts two informal morning rides. Faster riders start at 9:30 a.m. and slower riders at 10. a.m. Destination and duration generally determined by a consensus of riders present departure. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

Memory Mentors

Last day to register for a two- hour seminar offering expert information on dementia and “red flags,” plus tips on simple ways to exercise the brain to stay healthy. Central United Church, 220 George St., 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Call the church office to register at 519-344-4561



Friday, May 26

Tea Party

For daughters and mothers/grandmothers. Includes refreshments and a craft. Bright’s Grove Library, 2618 Hamilton Rd., 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. To register, call 519-869-2351



Saturday, May 27

Open Jam

Join in or just enjoy an afternoon of musical entertainment. Corunna Legion, 350 Albert St. Vocals warm up at 2 p.m. Meat draw at 4 p.m. Food available. Wheelchair accessible. For more, call 519-862-1240

Canada 150 Concert

Sarnia and District Community Choir perform “Glorious and Free” in celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday, with guests The Georgian Singers and Kaleidoscope. First Christian Reformed Church, 1105 Exmouth St., 7:30 p.m. Tickets $10, $3 students, $20 family, available at Strangway Centre or at door. Proceeds to Wounded Warriors Canada. For more, visit www.sarniaanddistrictcommunitychoir.com

Garage Sale

Breast Buddies fundraiser includes wide assortment of items. 1272 Sherwood Trail, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. All proceeds to the Dragon Boat Team comprised of breast cancer survivors. For more, visit Breast Buddies Dragon Boat Team Facebook page.

Garage & Bake Sale

Trinity Anglican Church Ladies Guild’s garage and bake sale at 1194 Murphy Rd., 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. All welcome. To arrange table, contact Joan at 519-542-3559

Hiking

The Lambton Outdoor Club hosts an easy to moderately difficult thre-hour hike to the Dalewood Conservation Area near St. Thomas. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

Cycling

The Lambton Outdoor Club hosts two morning rides to Forest. Faster riders start at 9:30 a.m. and slower riders at 10 a.m. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

Anglers Training

Bluewater Anglers’ annual Kids Training Day at the hatchery, 1 Michigan Ave., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Children will be shown basic fishing techniques and get a chance to catch a fish from the pond. Must register by contacting Jo-Anne Eves at 519-383-0873 or r_gary_1217@outlook.com. For more, contact John Klazinga at 519-330-9968 or JKlazinga3@gmail.com

Garage Sale

At High Park United Church, featuring lots of bargains indoors and outdoors, baking sale and a barbecue with hamburgs and hotdogs. 1081 Brenchley St, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more, call Debbie at 519-845-3669

Church Barbeque

Neighbourhood barbecue at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 429 Indian Rd. N., from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Hot dogs, french fries, other treats, play games, For more, call 519-337-6615



Sunday, May 28

Rock Concert

Camlachie United Church’s “Shake, Rattle & Roll” event celebrates the music of the ‘50s and ‘60s. Music from Frankie & The Fairlanes. $20 adults, $10 children ages 6 to 12, free under 5. Includes a ‘50s Diner with a cash grill and free vintage car display. For more, call 519-899-4720 or 519-869-4103 or visit www.camlachieunited.ca

Paddling

The Lambton Outdoor Club hosts 2-3 hours of paddling at the Parkhill Conservation Area. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

Youth Choir Concert

Lambton Youth Choir’s spring concert at Grace United Church, 990 Cathcart Blvd., 3 p.m. Fully accessible building. Tickets $10. Contact Mike Nagle at 519-845-1004 or mikenagle00@hotmail.com. For more, visit www.lambtonyouthchoir.ca

Food Bank Fundraiser

Fundraiser Day at Jackpot City, 825 Upper Canada Dr., 3:50 p.m. Proceeds to River City Vineyard Food Bank. Tickets $15. Tickets to win Tap Tix coupons and bingo certificates will be sold, $3 for 5 tickets. Includes silent auction. Must be 19+ years old. For more, contact River City at 519-383-8463 or rcard@rcv.org



Monday, May 29

Paddling

The Lambton Outdoor Club hosts a two-hour paddle on the St. Clair River. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org



Tuesday, May 30

Pelvic Floor Health

Learn about common concerns related to pelvic floor health. Session will include practical lifestyle recommendations and exercises to improve overall well-being. Twin Bridges NPLC, 109 Crawford St., 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

Learn to Crochet

Learn basic crochet stitches. Bring a 6mm crochet hook. Yarn will be provided. Sarnia Library, 124 Christina St. S., 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. For adults. Contact the Reference Desk to register. For more, call 519-337-3291



Wednesday, May 31

Cycling

The Lambton Outdoor Club hosts a Wednesday morning ”easy” ride along the trail to Bright’s Grove and return. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

Computer Meeting

Learn about Link2Feed, a software used for food banks, at a meeting of the Sarnia Computer Users Group. Grace United Church, 990 Cathcart Blvd., 7 p.m.. For more, call 519-542-1949 or visit www.scug.ca



Thursday, June 1

Anger Management

Identify anger triggers and patterns. Practice positive and effective anger management skills. West Lambton Community Health Centre, 429 Exmouth St., 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. To register, call 519-344-3017 ext. 237

Healthy Eating

Rapids Family Health Team offering a 4-week healthy eating and lifestyle change group called Healthy Eating and You. 233 Cameron St., Corunna, 9:30 a.m. Also at 1150 Pontiac Dr., Sarnia, 9 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949.

Toastmasters

Lambton Toastmasters hosting a one-hour open house to explain the public speaking program, which is available at five Toastmaster clubs in Sarnia-Lambton. 1 p.m., lower-level boardroom at Goodwill Building, 1121 Wellington St. For more, call Elizabeth at 519-899-2535

Steak Bingo

At the Corunna Legion, 350 Albert St., doors open at 6 p.m., play at 7 p.m. Includes 25 regular games, 4 cards for $20, plus a special game, $2/strip. Prizes from $700 to $100. Food available. All welcome. For more, call 519-862-1240

Community Cafe

Dr. Del Donald to speak about methadone and harm reduction, and Sgt. John Pearce to speak about illegal drugs in the community at McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home’s “Death Café.” With discussion and light refreshments. 431 Christina St. N., 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Free. To RSVP, call 519-331-3944 or 519-344-3131 or email deathcafesarnia@gmail.com



Friday, June 2

Musical Stage Show

A single performance of the touring live musical stage show “Northern Tapestry—A Lost World” at Sarnia Library Theatre, 124 Christina St. S., 7:30 p.m. Includes music by Geoff Noble and spoken word by Susan Shillingford in celebration of Canadian artists. Tickets available at Cheeky Monkey or the door.. For more, visit www.whistlingfishproducts.com

Painting Workshop

“Painting Georgia O’Keeffe” workshop with Andrea Mossop. Grace United Church, 990 Cathcart Blvd., 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. and/or June 3 at First Christian Reformed Church, 1105 Exmouth St., 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost $135 for non-members. For more, visit www.sarniaartistsworkshop.com or email sarnia.artists.w@gmail.com



Saturday, June 3

Family Fun Day

Sarnia Lakeshore Optimist Club host its annual fun day for the whole family at Newton Park on McCrie Street in north Sarnia, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Activities include inflatables, fire truck rides, games, with hot dogs, drinks and other food. All free. For more, call Brian at 519-344-4884

Museum Exhibits

Plympton-Wyoming Museum’s Vimy Ridge exhibit includes a story of the battle and 2 dioramas of Vimy Ridge. Other exhibits include Early Settlers, the Great Storm of 1913 and Post WW2 Immigration. Free admission. For information of private group tours, call 519-869-4909



Thursday, June 15

Girl Talk

Lambton Public Health offers “Girl Talk” presentations, an ice-breaker for parents and daughters in Grades 5 and 6 to discuss changes including puberty and menstruation. Sarnia Library, 124 Christina St. S., 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Must register by calling 519-383-8331 ext. 3526 or 1-800-667-1839



Saturday, June 17

Soup and Dance

St. Thomas Catholic Parish hosting an evening of Latin dance lessons and tasty soup. At St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, 895 Champlain Rd., 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Cash bar. $20 per person. Proceeds to St. Thomas Aquinas Refugee Program and St. Joseph Shelter in Bukavu. For more, call 519-312-2025

Museum Exhibits

Opening of Plympton-Wyoming Museum’s Vimy Ridge exhibit includes a story of the battle and two dioramas of Vimy Ridge. Other exhibits include Early Settlers, Great Storm of 1913 and Post WW2 immigration. Free admission. For information or private group tours, call 519-869-4909



Monday, June 19

Girl Talk

Lambton Public Health offers “Girl Talk” presentations, an ice-breaker for parents and daughters in Grades 5 and 6 to discuss changes including puberty and menstruation. Sarnia Library, 124 Christina St. S., 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Must register by calling 519-383-8331 ext. 3526 or 1-800-667-1839



Saturday, June 24

Canada Sings 150

A choir of singers from the Sarnia area perform well-loved Canadian songs. Central United Church, 220 George St., 7:30 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to wear red and white and bring a flag. Refreshments following event. Tickets $10, children under 16 free. For more, call 519-344-4561



Monday, June 26

Seniors Cruise

The annual Sarnia Seniors Cruise aboard the Duc d’Orleans II will start at 9 a.m. and continue with cruises at 10:30 a.m., 12 noon., 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. Tickets available dockside at 8 a.m. Free event. For more, call 519-344-1763, ext. 306



Friday, July 7

Ribfest 2017

The Sarnia Kinsmen return of Ribfest runs July 7, 8 and 9 in Centennial Park. Free admission begins daily at noon, and $5 after 6 p.m. Live music and five ‘ribbers’ will be on hand. Activities for kids. Donations accepted throughout weekend. For more, visit www.sarniakinsmen.ca or call 519-383-6124



Saturday, Aug. 12

Blues Concert

Grammy winner Bobby Rush performs at the Station Music Hall, 505 Campbell St., doors open 5 p.m., dinner 6 p.m., show 8 p.m. Three ticket options: BBQ buffet/bonus prizes $90, BBQ dinner/show $60, or show only $35 in advance, $40 at door if available. For tickets, visit www.thestationmusichall.com/concerts or call 519-383-0006.



Saturday, Sept. 23

Soup and Dance

St. Thomas Catholic Parish hosting an evening of Latin dance lessons and tasty soup. At St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, 895 Champlain Rd., 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Cash bar. $20 per person. Proceeds to St. Thomas Aquinas Refugee Program and St. Joseph Shelter in Bukavu. For more, call 519-312-2025



Saturday, Nov. 25

Soup and Dance

St. Thomas Catholic Parish hosting an evening of Latin dance lessons and tasty soup. At St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, 895 Champlain Rd., 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Cash bar. $20 per person. Proceeds to St. Thomas Aquinas Refugee Program and St. Joseph Shelter in Bukavu. For more, call 519-312-2025