What’s Happening: Week of May 23

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 23

Biking

The Lambton Outdoor Club is riding from Port Huron to St. Clair. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

Professional Engineers

The Professional Engineers Ontario, Lambton Chapter, holding a spring membership meeting at the Best Western Guildwood Inn, 1400 Venetian Blvd., 6 p.m. Socializing, finger food buffet, and guest speaker Ed Brost on “Bitumen Beyond Combustion.” RSVP before May 17 at www.lambton.peo.on.ca

 

Celebrity Men

The Kidney Foundation of Canada presents its 8th annual Celebrity Men Fashion Event at the Dante Club, 1330 London Rd., 6:30 p.m. Serving hors d’oeuvres. Featuring special guest David Chilton. For tickets, call 519-344-3462 or visit www.kidney.ca/celebritymen

 

Habitat Cleanup

Sarnia Environmental Advisory Committee invites the public to help improve Sarnia’s natural areas by removing garlic mustard weeds and spreading wood chips at Canatara Park. 6:30 pm. to 8:30 p.m. At Tarzanland entrance. Bring gloves, shovel, rake, and large pails or wheelbarrow. For more, contact brendalorenz@hotmail.com or brandylfenwick@gmail.com

 

Friday, May 24

Climate Change Rally

All invited to support what climate change action can mean to our community. Rally organized by Climate Action Sarnia. Sarnia City Hall, 255 Christina St. N., 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. For more, contact lpullen@gmail.com or 519-330-3015

 

Roller Skating

A night of roller skating at the Clearwater Arena, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.. $7 adults (cash only), $5 under 16 (must wear helmet). Rentals available, inline skates allowed. From more, see “Rollerskating in Sarnia” on Facebook, or call Brad at 519-384-0612

 

John Pilat Concert

Folk-style singer-songwriter John Pilat performs “Songs From a Room” at the Lawrence House Centre for the Arts, 7 p.m.  Concert complemented by warm cider and cookies. Tickets $10 and available at the Lawrence House, 127 Christina St. S., For more, www.lawrencehouse.ca, or call 519-337-0507

 

Saturday, May 25

Card Making

Create 2 greeting cards. Point Edward Library, 220 Michigan Ave, 10:30 a.m. or 1 p.m. $10, supplies provided. To pre-register call 519 336-3291

 

Jam Session

All welcome to join in or enjoy an afternoon of musical entertainment. Corunna Legion, 350 Albert St., 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Meat draw at 4 p.m. Food available. Wheelchair accessible. For more, call 519-862-1240

 

Paint it Forward

The Painted Cat holding a paint party to support the Relay for Life team, Terri’s Tribe. Village Gardens, 128 East St. N., 6 p.m. Must pre-register. For more, contact Kristen at 519-331-6678

 

Hike

The Lambton Outdoor Club is hiking Komoka Provincial Park. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

Gospel Karaoke

At Rack N’ Roll Billiard, free Gospel karaoke. Pizza provided. 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. 460 Christina St N. For more, call 519-867-2520 or email rarobinson04@gmail.com

 

Card Making

Create 2 greeting cards at Point Edward Library, 220 Michigan Ave., 10:30 a.m. or 1 p.m. Cost $10. All supplies provided. To reserve a spot, call 519-336-3291

 

Band Reunion

Sarnia’s The Galaxys/Uneven Parallel are reuniting for a night of ‘60s and ‘70s music. No cover charge, bring a non-perishable item for the food bank. Sarnia Legion Hall, 286 Front St. N., doors open 5 p.m. For more, call 519-336-2841

 

Kids Training Day

Bluewater Anglers holds its annual Kids Training Day, 1 Michigan Ave., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Kids will learn basic casting techniques, knot tying, kayak fishing and boating safety. Prizes and refreshments. Kids can catch a fish from the pond if pre-registered. Recommended ages 6-12. To sign up, contact Jo-Anne Eves at 519-383-0873 or r_gary_1217@outlook.com

 

Yard Sale

The IODE. Hon. Malcolm Cameron Chapter. holding its 4th annual yard sale. 559 Lakeshore Rd., 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more, contact Grace at gmoorebass@gmail.com or 519-542-5465

 

Sunday, May 26

 

Paddling

The Lambton Outdoor Club is paddling the Snye River. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

Biking

The Lambton Outdoor Club is riding to Wyoming. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

Jazz Concert

Cynthia Fay and Stephen Halsey present “Stories in Song” at the Lawrence House Centre for the Arts, at 3 pm.  The Humber College jazz program student perform original music. Concert complemented by warm cider and cookies. Tickets, $10, at Lawrence House, 127 Christina  St. S. For more, www.lawrencehouse.ca or call 519-337-0507.

 

Monday, May 27

 

Balance & Bone Health

Free five-week program facilitated by a registered Occupational Therapist. Designed to gradually improve balance and strength to avoid falls and keep bones healthy. 460 Christina St. N., 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays until June 24. To register, call 519-344-3017 ext. 259 or 519-339-8949

 

Paint it Forward

Last day to pre-register for Paint it Forward event. Local artist Cat Cabajar will instruct in creating a portrait of your own pet. June 3rd, Lizards Bar & Grill, 785 Exmouth St., 6 p.m. In support of Heaven’s Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation Centre. Cost $55. For more, contact tpcpaintparty@gmail.com

 

Tuesday, May 28

Overcoming Stress

Session at the West Lambton Community Health Centre to learn about stress, how it impacts and practical ways to limit and cope with everyday stress. 429 Exmouth St., 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Free. To register, call 519-344-3017, ext. 259

 

Easy Hike

The Lambton Outdoor Club “Easy Hikers” are walking at Suncor. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

Self-Help Presentation

Registered Nurse Bernadette Bailey will discuss the basics of living a well-balanced life using the right tools and essential oils. St. Giles Presbyterian Church, 770 Lakeshore Rd., 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more, call 519-542-2253

 

Cribbage

Offered Tuesdays at the Point Edward Ex-Serviceman’s Club, 503 Michigan Ave., 12:30 p.m. For more, call 519-337-9822

 

Wednesday, May 29

 

Entrepreneurs Presentation

The Sarnia Tech Community hosting presentation by management accountant Rudy Fischer on “Translating Ideas into Profits.” Fischer will draw on career highlights to describe the entrepreneurial journey, challenges faced, and what successful entrepreneurs do to stay on track. 100 Christina St. N., 7 p.m. For more, contact marketing@sarniatech.ca or 226-886-2286

 

Slow Spokes

The Lambton Outdoor Club “Slow Spokes” are riding the Grand Bend Rotary Trail. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

Thursday, May 30

 

Steak Bingo

25 regular games with 4 cards for $20, plus a special game at $2 per strip. First prize is $1000. Corunna Legion, 350 Albert St., doors open at 6 p.m., begins at 7 p.m. Refreshments available. Everyone welcome. For more, call 519-862-1240

 

Habitat Cleanup

The Sarnia Environmental Advisory Committee invites the public to help improve Sarnia’s natural areas by cleaning up a prairie garden at the corner of Christina and Davis streets. 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Bring gloves and shovel. For more, contact brendalorenz@hotmail.com or brandylfenwick@gmail.com

 

Epilepsy Support

Epilepsy Southwestern Ontario holding a support group meeting for anyone affected by epilepsy at the Sarnia Evangelical Missionary Church, 707 Talfourd St., 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Snacks, coffee and juice provided. For more, contact Deanna at 519-330-0416 (call or text) or deanna@epilepsyswo.ca