Week of May 4

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Thursday, May 4

Sarnia Sings

Royal LePage and the Sarnia Community Foundation present “Sarnia Sings,” an evening in support of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention programs in Sarnia-Lambton. Imperial Theatre, 168 Christina St. N., 7:3- p.m. to 10 p.m. Tickets $25, at the Imperial box office. For more, call 519-332-2588

Drug Awareness

Lambton Drug Awareness Action Committee and Lambton Public Health present “Marijuana: What Teens Think” with guest speaker Anna McKiernan. Free, all welcome. Lambton Public Health, 160 Exmouth St., 7 p.m. Register by calling 519-383-8331 ext. 3526 or 1-800-667-1839 or visit www.lambtonhealth.on.ca

Canatara Shibashi

An emphasis on body alignment to improve balance and flexibility. Offered by West Lambton Community Health Centre. Meet at the Beach Pavilion/Band Shell at Canatara Park. Thursdays until June 22, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Free. For more, call 519-344-3017 ext. 237

Spring Tea

At Our Lady of Mercy Church Hall, featuring bake and jewelry tables, sandwiches, desserts, tea and homemade spring rolls. 390 Christina St. N., 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Admission $7, with door prizes. Proceeds to local charities. For more, call 519-383-7541 or 519-332-5382

Star Wars Day

Mallroad Library celebrates “May the Fourth” day with all things Star Wars including activities, refreshments and a craft. 1362 Lambton Mall Rd., 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. For more, call 519-542-2580


Friday, May 5

Stress Management

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free stress management seminar. 1150 Pontiac Dr., 9:30 a.m. Also at 233 Cameron St., Corunna at same time. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

Music and Art

Evan & John perform live at First Friday event, along with exhibition opening night by W.A. (Bill) Walters at Cheeky Monkey, 130 Christina St. N., 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more, call 519-332-0978

Live Music

Christine Campbell & Blake take the stage at Paddy Flaherty’s. No cover, 9:30 p.m., 130 Seaway Rd. For more, call 519-336-1999


Saturday, May 6

Hiking

The Lambton Outdoor Club hosts a difficult 6-7-hour hike around Fanshawe Lake in London. Bring lunch, water and snacks. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

Steps for Life

Steps for Life is a 5-kilometre walk to fundraise for Threads of Life, a national charity supporting families affected by workplace tragedy. Canatara Park, registration at 9:30 a.m., walk at 10:30 a.m. For more, visit www.stepsforlife.ca and www.threadsoflife.ca

Live Music

Dylan Ireland and Kayla Howran take the stage at Paddy Flaherty’s. No cover, 9:30 p.m., 130 Seaway Rd. For more, call 519-336-1999

Canada 150th Event

Launch of an anthology of stories and poems honouring the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation, along with readings, live music and dancing. Free admission. Coffee and refreshments. All welcome. Aamjiwnaang Community Centre, 1972 Virgil Ave., 1 p.m. Books $20. For more, call Margaret at 519-869-8687 or visit www.margaretbird.ca

Celtic Evening

Sarnia School of Irish Dance celebrates 20 years with its 18th annual “A Celtic Evening” with fiddlers, pipers, Highland dancers and singers. Imperial Theatre, 168 Christina St. N., 7 p.m. Tickets $18 adults, $15 seniors and children ,or $60 group of 4. Available at box office. For more, email sarniaschoolofirishdance@hotmail.com or visit the school’s Facebook page.

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

Makerspace

Use a button maker and wacom tablets at a Mobile Makerspace Equipment Workshop. Point Edward Library, 220 Michigan Ave., 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-336-3291

Makerspace

Use snap circuits for electrical crafts at the Mobile Makerspace Equipment Program. Mallroad Library, 1362 Lambton Mall Rd., 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. To register, call 519-542-2580

S.T.E.A.M. Club

Explore the world of advanced technologies like robotics, electronics, computers and more. Sarnia Library, 124 Christina St. S., 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. All ages. Also on May 8 at 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for ages 18+ which, includes discussion on sci-fi, fantasy, horror and anime. For more, call 519-337-3291


 

Sunday, May 7

Rayjon Pickleball

Rayjon’s first Pickleball event at St. Patrick’s High school, 1001 The Rapids Pkwy, 11 a.m. Instructional time followed by non-competitive doubles tournaments, ending at 3 p.m. Exercise clothing and appropriate footwear advised. Equipment provided. Cost $30, or $50 a couple. For more, call Deb at 519-542-9939 or email email rayjonsc@gmail.com


Monday, May 8

Quit Smoking

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free quit smoking workshop and nicotine replacement therapy program. 1150 Pontiac Dr., 9:30 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

Food Drive

Nearly 40 local businesses joining in a food drive for the Inn of the Good Shepherd, organized by Sarnia’s Express Employment Professionals. Drop off non-perishable food and toiletries before June 10 at the Express office, 347 Christina St. N. For more, call call 519-336-7962

Distress Line Volunteers

An information session for volunteers to assist with the Family Counselling Centre’s Distress Line program. 1086 Modeland Rd., 6 p.m. To register, call Donna at 519-336-0120, ext. 251

Makerspace

Use the Audio-Visual Equipment Program at the Mobile Makerspace Equipment Program. Bright’s Grove Library, 2618 Hamilton Rd., 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. To register, call 519-869-2351


Tuesday, May 9

Genealogy

Heather Bourcher Ashe discusses the different types of DNA at a meeting of the Lambton County Branch of Ontario Genealogical Society, at the LDS Church, 1400 Murphy Rd., 7:30 p.m. Free & open to public. Call 519-383-0468 or email jdlk@bell.net

Travel Presentation

Audio-visual presentation and stories will be told about Africa, Newfoundland and Wawanosh at the Sarnia Library Theatre. 7 p.m., all welcome. Free will offering in support of Sarnia Parkinson’s Support Group. For more, call Bill at 519-337-4119


 Wednesday, May 10

Craving Change

Rapids Family Health Team and West Lambton Community Health Centre offer a 4-week program that answers why we eat the way we do. 1150 Pontiac Dr., 9:30 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

Healthy Futures

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free session for parents on how to Rethink Your Kids’ Drinks & Throwing Out “FAT” Talk in the Home. 1150 Pontiac Dr., 6 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

Green Drinks

An informal gathering featuring Sarnia city councillor Bryan White introducing this year’s Go-Green Award nominees. Free. 100 Christina St. N., open 6:30 p.m., discussion at 7 p.m. For more, contact greendrinkssarnia@outlook.com


Thursday, May 11

Great Lakes Musical

A cast of 50 Great Lakes Secondary students stage a production of the musical Grease. The show runs May 11-13 in the school’s auditorium, 275 Wellington St., 7 p.m. Tickets $10 adults, $8 students and seniors. For more, call 519-336-6131


Friday, May 12

Makerspace

Use the button maker and wacom tablets at Bright’s Grove Library, 2618 Hamilton Rd. Until May 30. For more, call 519-869-2351

Makerspace

Use the audio/visual equipment at Camlachie Library, 6745 Camlachie Rd. Until May 30. For more, call 519-899-2202

Makerspace

Use snap circuits and electrical crafts at Point Edward Library, 220 Michigan Ave. Until May 30. For more, call 519-336-3291

Live Music

Album premiere party with The Darcy Windover Band with special guest Stacey Dowswell. Paddy Flaherty’s, 130 Seaway Rd., 9 p.m. $5 cover. For more, call 519-336-1999

Fossil Club

Johnathan Clarke will speak about the “Deformation of Rocks” at a monthly meeting of the Sarnia Rock & Fossil Club at Twin Lakes Terrace, 1310 Murphy Rd., 7:30 p.m. For more, contact Mary at 519-869-2003 or Ivan at i.mckay@sympatico.ca

Makerspace

Use Dash & Dot for robotics at Mallroad Library, 1362 Lambton Mall Rd. Until May 30. For more, call 519-542-2580

Live Music Cafe

Cathy Landeryou and Janel Degroot perform at Sisters of Soul’s Live Music Cafe at Foursquare Church, 207 Talfourd St., 7:30 p.m. Includes coffee, tea, treats. Donations accepted. For more, contact Fran Schweitzer at 1voice2sing@gmail.com


Saturday, May 13

Craft and Plant Sale

Outdoor yard sale, indoor vendor craft fair, includes selection of perennials, bedding flowers, handcrafted items, baking, preserves, refreshments. Free admission. Wheelchair accessible. All welcome. Dunlop United Church, 757 Rosedale Ave. For more, call 519-337-3061, ext. 22

Paint It Forward

Paint party for Cinderella Story. Includes light refreshments. 198 Lochiel St., 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Cost $40. Reserve seats by emailing events@cinderellasarnia.org with the password Cinderella.

Drawing Workshop

Kelly Wallace teached basics of drawing at JNAAG’s drawing workshop series for adults. Theme is “Landscape.” 147 Lochiel St., 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Also on May 20 and 27 with themes “Life” and “Conceptual.” Cost for full series is $180, or $85 for individual workshop. Materials and lunch provided, registration required. For more, call 519-336-8127, ext. 3226

Comedy Show

Yuk Yuks Comedy Show at Corunna Legion, 350 Albert St., doors open 8 p.m., show at 9 p.m. Advance tickets $20 and available at the Branch or $25 at door. Wheelchair accessible. Show includes mature content. For more, call 519-862-1240

Plant Sale

Horticultural Society’s 37th annual plant sale at 1435 Windemere Cres., 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Includes variety of perennials, bulbs, ground covers, shrubs, books, containers, garden decor, etc. Free advice from knowledgeable gardeners. Donations of plants and items accepted. For more, call Diane at 519-542-6539

Dance

Sarnia Ballroom Dancing Club hosts a dance. Front St. N., 8 p.m. $30 non-members. For more, visit www.sarniaballroomdancingclub.ca

Garage & Bake Sale

Camlachie United Church’s garage sale includes treasures, cakes, cookies, pies and more. 6784 Camlachie Rd., 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Indoor and outdoor browsing, rain or shine. Refreshments for sale. Accessible building. For more, visit www.camlachieunited.ca

Spring Sale

Grace United Church’s spring sale includes books, plants, silent auction, BBQ, tea room, jewelry and vendors. 990 Cathcart Blvd., 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Free admission. For more, call 519-542-1203

Alumni Event

Great Lakes Secondary (formerly SCITS and St. Clair) alumni golf tournament at St. Clair Parkway. Everyone welcome. Cost: $105 individuals, $400 for team. For more, contact Brian by texting 519-466-3574 or email merlelynch@outlook.com

Live Music

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

Charity Yard Sale

At 605 Michigan Ave in Point Edward, from 6 a.m. to noon, with all proceeds supporting Rayjon projects in Haiti and Dominican Republic. For more, contact Marlo at marlowright27@gmail.com

Used Book Fair

Point Edward Library hosting a used book fair as part of the annual Point Edward Village Wide Garage Sale. 220 Michigan Ave., 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more, call 519-336-3291

Mother’s Day Tea

At All Saints’ Anglican Church in Corunna, a tea and bake sale featuring preserves, knitting , sewing, jewelry, baked goods. Coffee and dessert $3. All welcome. Hill and Lyndoch. 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. For more, call Gitte at 519-862-1837


Monday, May 15

Adult Colouring

All supplies provided or bring your own. West Lambton Community Health Centre, 429 Exmouth St., 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Free. To register, call 519-344-3017, ext. 259

Makerspace

Use the ‘Makey Makey’ at the Mobile Makerspace Equipment Program. Camlachie Library, 6745 Camlachie Rd., 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. To register, call 519-899-2202


Tuesday, May 16

Cooking Class

Rapids Family Health Team offers free cooking class, “Goodbye Gluten – Hello Flavour.” 1150 Pontiac Dr., 9:30 a.m. Also on May 17 at 1:30 p.m., same location. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

Beginner Gardening

Join a discussion on the benefits of gardening and how you can get started planting and growing this spring. Sarnia Library, 124 Christina St. S., 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. For adults. To register, call 519-337-3291

Tween Book Club

For ages 9 to 11. Parents welcome to join. Bright’s Grove Library, 2618 Hamilton Rd., 4:15 p.m. to 5 p.m. To register, call 519-869-2351


Wednesday, May 17

Lawn Bowling

The Sarnia Lawn Bowling Club’s Open House at its facility in Germain Park, 550 Bright St., 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Also on May 18 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., and May 21 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Equipment and instruction provided. For more, contact Amanda McKay at 519-332-1877 or sarnialb@hotmail.com

Teen Event

Rapids Family Health Team presents “The Amazing Race,” a fast food scavenger hunt for teens age 13+. 1150 Pontiac Dr., 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Free. Dinner included. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949 or email mostlund@rapidsfhteam.ca

Makerspace

Use a button maker and wacom tablets at a Mobile Makerspace Equipment Workshop. Bright’s Grove Library, 2618 Hamilton Rd., 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Also on May 22 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. To register, call 519-869-2351


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


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


Saturday, May 20

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


Sunday, May 21

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


Friday, 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

Quit Smoking

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free quit smoking workshop and nicotine replacement therapy program. 1150 Pontiac Dr., 1:30 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

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


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


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


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


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.


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


Saturday, June 3

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


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


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