The week of June 23

What’s happening events must be open to the public or virtual, 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, JUNE 23

Sounds of Summer

Sarnia’s Outdoor Concert Series, featuring Little Town (Blues/Rock). Beginning at 7 p.m. at Paul Blundy Park (located across from Coffee Culture on Front Street). Free admission. Bring your own lawn chair. For more, visit https://calendar.sarnia.ca/. Hard copies of the full schedule available at City Hall

FRIDAY, JUNE 24

Movie Night

Outdoor screening of the DreamWorks film “The Bad Guys” in Point Edward’s Waterfront Park begins 9:45 p.m. Free admission. Free popcorn and water. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. For more, visit the Village of Point Edward’s Facebook or Twitter

Stress Management

Rapids Family Health Team presents a free, two-hour workshop on how to effectively manage stress. 1150 Pontiac Dr., 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. To register, call 519-339-8949

SATURDAY, JUNE 25

Canada Day

Bright’s Grove Optimist Club celebrating Canada Day at Wildwood Park with food, kid’s rides and live music from the Celtic Hillbillies, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Parade from Wildwood Park to Kenwick Park begins 11 a.m. For more, visit the club’s Facebook page or www.brightsgroveoptimists.com

Book Sale

Laurel Lea-St Matthews Church holding a book sale featuring a variety of children and adult paperbacks and hardcovers, magazines, VHS and DVDs. 9 a.m. to 12 noon, 837 Exmouth St, 519- 337-7078

SUNDAY, JUNE 26

Chamber Music

The Bluewater Chambers Players perform at Sarnia Library Auditorium, with guest clarinetist Blake Stevenson. 124 Christina St. S., 2:30 p.m. Proceeds to the Ukrainian Relief Fund at St. George’s Church. Tickets, available at The Book Keeper and at the door, $25 adults and $20 seniors & students. Under 14 free but require a ticket. For more, visit

www.armstrongsmusic.ca/bcplivemusic.html

Final Service

Final service for St. Paul’s United Church, which is closing its doors. Guest speaker Dale Burkhart, followed by a reception with light refreshments. 10 a.m., 360 Devine St.

MONDAY, JUNE 27

Sounds of Summer

Sarnia’s Outdoor Concert Series, featuring The Rents (Classic Rock/Country). Beginning at 7 p.m. at the Seaway Kiwanis Wedding Pavilion in Canatara Park. Free admission. Bring your own lawn chair. For more, visit https://calendar.sarnia.ca/. Hard copies of the full schedule are available at City Hall

Genealogy

Ontario Ancestors Lambton County hosting a virtual drop-in to talk and answer questions about genealogy in Lambton County. 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. For Zoom link, email lambton@ogs.on.ca

TUESDAY, JUNE 28

Chordsmen

The Sarnia Bluewater Chordsmen are holding a guest night. No training or ability to read music required. Learn with CDs and director instruction. All Saints Anglican Church, 248 Vidal St. N., 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more, call David at 226-402-3060

Sounds of Summer

Sarnia’s Outdoor Concert Series, featuring the Forest Excelsior Band (Jazz/Latin/Pop). Beginning at 7 p.m. at the Suncor Agora in Centennial Park. Free admission. Bring your own lawn chair. For more, visit https://calendar.sarnia.ca/. Hard copies of the full schedule available at City Hall.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29

Pasta Fest

Pasta Fest at the Dante Club in support of the Kidney Foundation. Includes focaccia bread, house salad, and penne pasta in sausage ragu. $15 per order. 1330 London Rd., 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Order deadline is Tuesday at noon. To order, contact elaine.hayter@kidney.ca or 519-339-6603

Sounds of Summer

Sarmia’s Outdoor Concert Series, featuring the Lambton County Fiddlers (Celtic/Country)! Beginning at 7 p.m. at the Gazebo in Kenwick Park. Free admission. Bring your own lawn chair. For more, visit https://calendar.sarnia.ca/. Hard copies of the full schedule available at City Hall

THURSDAY, JUNE 30

Sounds of Summer

Sarnia’s Outdoor Concert Series, featuring 402 West (Classic/Modern Pop)! Beginning 7 p.m. at Paul Blundy Park (across from Coffee Culture on Front Street). Free admission. Bring your own lawn chair. For more, visit https://calendar.sarnia.ca/. Hard copies of the full schedule are available at City Hall

FRIDAY, JULY 1

Canada Day

Sarnia’s traditional Canada Day festivities returns to in-person format. Parade into Canatara Park begins at 11:30 a.m. and activities run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.. Evening activities in Centennial Park run from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., with entertainment at the Suncor Agora and fireworks show starting at 10 p.m. Admission free. For more, visit https://www.sarnia.ca/play/city-signature-events/canadaday/

Art Exhibition

The third annual Square Foot Show will be presented at the Lawrence House’s main gallery. Includes one-of-a-kind pieces, each one square foot in size, from Sarnia Artists Workshop. Runs until end of month. 127 Christina St. S. Free admission. For more, call 519-337-0507 or visit lawrencehouse.ca

Art Exhibition

Local watercolour artist Irvin Hawkes’s solo show “Scatterings” opens in the Lawrence House Turret Room. Runs until end of month. Items in gift shop from local artists and artisans. 127 Christina St. S. Free admission. For more, call 519-337-0507 or visit lawrencehouse.ca

SUNDAY, JULY 3

Model Trains

The model train room at Moore Museum showcasing two new layout themes, one featuring dinosaurs and the other aerospace and aviation for model railroaders young and old. 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., 84 Moore Line. Admission 6 adults, $3 children, provides access to entire museum site. For more call 519-867-2020 or visit www.mooremuseum.ca

Kids Golf

Bright’s Grove Optimists holding a Kids Golf Tournament for ages 10 to 18. Huron Oaks Golf Course, 2587 Lakeshore Rd. $35 registration fee. Includes 18 holes, hamburger, fries and drink. Top winners advance to regionals. Register online at www.brightsgroveoptimists.com

TUESDAY, JULY 5

Chordsmen Meetings

The Sarnia Bluewater Chordsmen are holding guest nights July 5, 12 and 19. No training or ability to read music required. Learn with CDs and director instruction. All Saints Anglican Church, 248 Vidal St. N., 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more, call David at 226-402-3060

Sounds of Summer

Sarnia’s Outdoor Concert Series, featuring Wes in Progress (Soft Rock). Beginning at 7 p. m. at the Suncor Agora in Centennial Park. Free admission. Bring your own lawn chair. For more, visit https://calendar.sarnia.ca/. Hard copies of the full schedule are available at City Hall

WEDNESDAY, JULY 6

Sounds of Summer

Sarnia’s Outdoor Concert Series, featuring Bruce Dean and Deano Brainelli (Pop/Jazz). Beginning at 7 p.m. at the Gazebo in Kenwick Park. Free admission. Bring your own lawn chair. For more, visit https://calendar.sarnia.ca/. Hard copies of the full schedule are available at City Hall

THURSDAY, JULY 7

Sounds of Summer

Sarnia’s Outdoor Concert Series, featuring Karen Emeny (variety). Beginning at 7 p.m. at Paul Blundy Park (across from Coffee Culture on Front Street). Free admission.

Bring your own lawn chair. For more, visit https://calendar.sarnia.ca/. Hard copies of the full schedule are available at City Hall.

Sounds of Summer

Sarnia’s Outdoor Concert Series, featuring The Casuals (60s-80s Pop). Beginning at 7 p.m. at the stage in Germain Park. Bring your own lawn chair. For more, visit https://calendar.sarnia.ca/. Hard copies of the full schedule are available at City Hall

SATURDAY, JULY 9

Family Fishing Day

Bluewater Anglers is holding their free Family Fun Fishing Day. 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sign in at Centennial Park near fountain to receive bucket. Some rods and bait will be available. No fishing licence needed. Prizes, free hot dogs and pop. For more, visit www.bluewateranglers.com

Museum Exhibits

Plympton-Wyoming Museum presents two new military exhibits: Canada’s raid on Dieppe and Canada’s Role in the five-Year Battle of the Atlantic. 6745 Camlachie Rd. Open Saturdays, June to August, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Sundays, July to August, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. For more, visit www.plymptonwyomingmuseum.ca

MONDAY, JULY 11

Sounds of Summer

Sarnia’s Outdoor Concert Series, featuring Jeff Baldock (Folk Rock). Beginning at 7 p.m. at the Seaway Kiwanis Wedding Pavilion in Canatara Park. Free admission. Bring your own lawn chair. For more, visit https://calendar.sarnia.ca/. Hard copies of the full schedule are available at City Hall

TUESDAY, JULY 12

Ukraine Fundraiser

Fundraising event for Tanya Olefirenko, a single mother who recently moved to Canada from Ukraine. Tea, coffee, dessert, and silent auction table. Olive’s Restaurant, 1591 London Line, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets $100. For tickets, call Olive’s Restaurant 519-541-1333. To donate, contact or e-Transfer candace2821@gmail.com. For more, visit Buttons & Bows on Facebook

Sounds of Summer

Sarnia’s Outdoor Concert Series, featuring Joan Spalding and the Foggy Mountain Band. Beginning at 7 p.m. at the Suncor Agora in Centennial Park. Free admission. Bring your own lawn chair. For more, visit https://calendar.sarnia.ca/. Hard copies of the full schedule are available at City Hall

WEDNESDAY, JULY 13

Sounds of Summer

Sarnia’s Outdoor Concert Series, featuring Signature (Classic Rock). Beginning at 7 p.m. at the Gazebo in Kenwick Park. Free admission. Bring your own lawn chair. For more, visit https://calendar.sarnia.ca/. Hard copies of the full schedule are available at City Hall

THURSDAY, JULY 14

Sounds of Summer

Sarnia’s Outdoor Concert Series, featuring Traffic Jam (Jazz/Blues). Beginning at 7 p. m. at Paul Blundy Park (located across from Coffee Culture on Front Street). Free admission. Bring your own lawn chair. For more, visit https://calendar.sarnia.ca/. Hard copies of the full schedule are available at City Hall

Sounds of Summer

Sarnia’s Outdoor Concert Series, featuring Five4Tyme (Celtic/Pop). Beginning at 7 p.m. at the stage in Germain Park. Bring your own lawn chair. For more, visit https://calendar.sarnia.ca/. Hard copies of the full schedule are available at City Hall

SATURDAY, JULY 16

Kids Free Day

The Kiwanis Kids Free Day at the Children’s Animal Farm in Canatara Park features inflatables, face painting, police and fire department displays, free hot dogs, computer games, remote cars, train rides, BMX track events, music and more. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more, visit www.seawaykiwanis.ca or the Farm’s Facebook.

MONDAY, JULY 18

Sounds of Summer

Sarnia’s Outdoor Concert Series, featuring The Harbour Jazz Group (Jazz/Blues). Beginning at 7 p.m. at the Seaway Kiwanis Wedding Pavilion in Canatara Park. Free admission. Bring your own lawn chair. For more, visit https://calendar.sarnia.ca/. Hard copies of the full schedule are available at City Hall

TUESDAY, JULY 19

Sounds of Summer

Sarnia’s Outdoor Concert Series, featuring 24th and 9 (Blues/Rock). Beginning at 7 p.m. at the Suncor Agora in Centennial Park. Free admission. Bring your own lawn chair. For more, visit https://calendar.sarnia.ca/. Hard copies of the full schedule are available at City Hall

WEDNESDAY, JULY 20

Diabetic Health Fair

Hosted by the Rapids Family Health Team, the fair features an open house, barbecue, giveaways, prizes, and blood sugar, blood pressure, and eye chart tests. Free 15-minute info sessions on sleep apnea, footwear, emotional health and nutrician. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., 1150 Pontiac Dr., For more, call 519-339-8949

Sounds of Summer

Sarnia’s Outdoor Concert Series, featuring The Old Souls (Classic Rock). Beginning at 7 p.m. at the Gazebo in Kenwick Park. Free admission. Bring your own lawn chair. For more, visit https://calendar.sarnia.ca/. Hard copies of the full schedule are available at City Hall

THURSDAY, JULY 21

Sounds of Summer

Sarnia’s Outdoor Concert Series, featuring The Sun Harmonic (Folk Rock). Beginning at 7 p.m. at Paul Blundy Park (located across from Coffee Culture on Front Street). Free admission. Bring your own lawn chair. For more, visit https://calendar.sarnia.ca/. Hard copies of the full schedule are available at City Hall

Sounds of Summer

Sarnia’s Outdoor Concert Series, featuring The HonkyTonk Outlaws. Beginning at 7 p.m. at the stage in Germain Park. Bring your own lawn chair. For more, visit https://calendar.sarnia.ca/. Hard copies of the full schedule are available at City Hall