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What’s Happening, week of May 21

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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 [email protected]

Wednesday, May 20

BBQ Dinner

Canon Davis Memorial Church (380 N. Russell St.) hosts a BBQ chicken dinner with ice cream sundaes, at 5 p.m. Cost is $15. Call 519-344-9531 to reserve tickets.

Thursday, May 21

Pasta Night

At the Dante Club, in support of Northern Collegiate’s Key Club and its charitable projects here and abroad, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Take out available. $12 adults, $10 students, $8 children under 12, $35 family of 4. Email [email protected] or see facebook.com/northernkeyclub

Friday, May 22

Friday Night Dancing

At the Polish Hall (173 Exmouth St.) open to all adults. Music/DJ/Local bands beginning at 8 p.m. $10 cover. www.polishhallsarnia.ca

Saturday, May 23

Baby to Teen Bonanza

Fundraiser for Lambton County Christian Academy featuring clothing, toys, bedding, footwear, games, furniture and bikes, at Bethel Pentecostal Church gym, 1565 London Line, from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Call Cindy at 519-344-3283

Volunteer Training

The Sexual Assault Survivors’ Centre will host its crisis line Spring Volunteer Training from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., continuing on May 30. For more info, call 519-337-3154 or email [email protected]

Trivia Challenge

The 2nd annual Parish Cluster Trivia Challenge at Our Lady of Mercy hall (390 Christina St. N.) at 7 p.m. Prizes, draws, food & drinks. Teams of 4 to 6. Tickets $15 per person. Call 519-336-2653.

Relay Fundraiser

Garage and bake sale supporting Relay for Life team “Mercedes Angels” at 222 Stockwell St., Sarnia. 8 a.m. to 12 noon. All proceeds to Canadian Cancer Society.

Garage, Plant, Bake Sale

At Camlachie United Church, featuring household treasures, baked goods and refreshments in a fully-accessible building, rain or shine. 6784 Camlachie Rd., 8 a.m. to 12 noon. For more, call Doug at 519-869-4727

Trail Hike

Lambton Outdoor Club hosts a 3.5-hour hike on the Thames Valley Trail. Level: difficult. Bring water, snacks, hiking boots. Meet 8 a.m. at the Hwy 402 Esso Truck Stop. For more, call Bonnie at 519-882-2507

Street Garage Sale

Annual Kathleen Avenue street sale, between East and Russell streets, featuring china, outdoor furniture, electronics, toys, books, snowblower, etc. Starts 8 a.m. For more, call Adelle at 519-344-1746, ext. 342

Sunday, May 24

Strides For Change

Fourth annual 5km run/walk in support of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Sarnia-Lambton, with T-shirts, contests, prizes and lunch for all individuals and teams. Canatara Park, registration at 12 noon, walk at 1 p.m. Minimum $25 pledge. Call 519-339-9962 or email [email protected]

Fundraising Dinner

Grace United Church (990 Cathcard Blvd.) hosts “Lunches for Lansdowne” at 6 p.m. Dinner includes roasted pork loin, potatoes, vegetables & desserts. Adults $15, Kids $6 (5 & under free). Proceeds support hot lunches at Lansdowne School. Call 519-542-1203.

Wildlife Walkathon

Fourth annual walk in support of Heaven’s Wildlife Rescue Centre, at Wawanosh Wetlands, with fun zone for kids, petting zoo and K9 dog zone. 6011 Blackwell Side Road, registration at 10 a.m., walk at 11 a.m. Pledge sheets at www.heavenswildliferescue.org. For more, call 519-466-6636

Monday, May 25

Book Club

The Sarnia Library hosts an Adult Mystery Book Club (drop-in) from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Call 519-337-3291.


Lambton Outdoor Club hosts a two-hour Monday night kayak paddle. Meet 6:00 p.m. at the Centennial Park boat launch. Level: moderate. For more, call Brian 519-542-2015

Wednesday, May 27

Balance And Bones

A 4-week program to help improve balance and bone health offered in Corunna by the Rapids Family Health Team, 233 Cameron St. For more, call 519-813-9800.

Computer Talk

Pam Raisanen will discuss “Windows 10” at a meeting of the Sarnia Computer Users Group, Grace United Church, 990 Cathcart Blvd., 7 p.m. For more, call 519-542-1949

Speaker Series

Francine Dyksterhuis, regional president of RBC, is featured next at the Enbridge Famous 5 Speaker Series. Holiday Inn, 1498 Venetian Blvd, registration starting at 11:30 a.m. with 1 p.m. lunch. Tickets $40. Register at www.famous5.ca. For more, contact Vicky at [email protected]

Thursday, May 28

Anti-Poverty Workshop

Free workshop hosted by the Poverty Reduction Network featuring guest speakers from Citizens for Public Justice and Canada Without Poverty, who will discuss what communities can do. 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Christian Reformed Church, 1281 Exmouth St. Contact Thea at 519-542-5009 or [email protected].

Celebrity Men Fashion Event

The Kidney Foundation hosts this fundraiser at the Quality Inn, Point Edward at 6:30 p.m. Tickets $50. Call 519-344-3462.

Green Power

Ian MacRobbie, general manager for Enbridge’s Green Power, will discuss alternative energy at a meeting of the Lambton Chapter of the Professional Engineers Ontario. Lambton College Event Centre, 1485 London Rd., 6 pm. Finger food buffet.  No Charge. RSVP by May 22 at 519-481-1221, or [email protected]

Friday, May 29

Quilt Show

Sarnia Quilters’ Guild hosting a 2-day show ‘A Feast for the Eyes,’ featuring quilts, vendors, demonstrations, with a café lunch. Admission $6. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., (Sat., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) Grace United Church, 990 Cathcart Blvd. Contact [email protected] or 519-862-5787

Spoken Word

The Lawrence House Centre for the Arts welcomes anyone looking to perform poetry, writing, music, etc. All are welcome. 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Beef Dinner

In support of Habitat for Humanity, a dinner at Trinity Anglican Church featuring hip of beef au jus with Yorkshire pudding, musical entertainment and silent auction, 6 p.m., 1194 Murphy Rd. Tickets $20. Call 519-542-9261 or [email protected]

Saturday, May 30

Basement & Trunk Sale

High Park United Church hosts two events simultaneously, a basement sale featuring a BBQ, household good and books, and a parking lot trunk sale with various vendors. 1081 Brenchley St., 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more, call 519-336-9251


Lambton Outdoor Club hosts a 2.5-hour, eight-kilometre hike in Komoka Provincial Park. Meeting at 8 a.m. Bring water, snacks; hiking boots required. Level: medium. For more, call Dick at 519-869-6548

Sunday, May 31

Great Strides Walk

The Sarnia-Lambton Chapter of Cystic Fibrosis Canada hosts the annual Great Strides Walk, beginning at the Sarnia Kinsmen Centre (656 Lakeshore Rd.) Registration at 9 a.m. Event includes 5k walk/10k run, free BBQ and prizes. For more info, email [email protected] or visit www.cysticfibrosis.ca/greatstrides

Golden Hawk Ceremony

Rededication service for the F-86 Golden Hawk Sabre jet, which has been carefully restored and replaced on its pedestal in Germain Park, along with visiting pilots, aircraft and commemorative items available. 2 p.m., East Street entrance. For more, call John at 519-344-8050

Youth Choir

The Lambton Youth Choir presents a spring concert at Grace United Church, 990 Cathcart Blvd, at 3 p.m. No advance sales, donations at the door. For more, call 519-882-1514

Rock n’ Roll Concert

Camlachie United Church hosts “Frankie and the Fairlanes” at 3 p.m. Event includes music, a ‘50’s Diner’ menu, vintage car display and more. Call 519-899-4720 or 519-869-4103.

Canoe & Kayaking

Lambton Outdoor Club hosting a four-hour paddle on the Thames River, from Kilworth to Delaware. Level: moderate. If interested, call Brian at 519-542-2015, or Barb at 1-226-663-6019


Lambton Outdoor Club organizing a cycle outing to the Pinery and Grand Bend. Meet 9:00 a.m. at Cathcart Boulevard tennis courts and drive to Lambton Heritage Museum, before doing loop in the Pinery and Grand Bend for lunch. Helmets mandatory. For short route call Bob at 519-542-6981, for longer route call John at 519-542-8905

Monday, June 1

Quit Smoking

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free ‘quit smoking’ workshop and nicotine replacement therapy program, 1150 Pontiac Dr., 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

Tuesday, June 2

Cooking for 1 to 2

A free cooking class offered at the West Lambton Community Health Centre, 429 Exmouth St., 10:30 a.m. To register, call 519-344-3017, ext. 259

Prime Timers

Seniors program at Huron Baptist Church (1285 Michigan Ave.) at 10:30 a.m., featuring music by country-gospel trio Mercy, and lunch. Cost is $5. Call 519-542-4581.


The Lambton Sportsman’s Club hosting a weekly Tuesday evening archery shoot at 521 Bickford Line (at Highway 40), from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., weather permitting, until Sept 29.  Non-members $5. Children under 15, free with paid adult. For more, contact Elsie at 519-867-3940, or Len at 519-344-7009

Wednesday, June 3

Opera Luminata

Opera Liminata, which combines musical and theatrical presentation, concludes the final show in the Sarnia Concert Association’s 79th season at the Imperial Theatre. 7:30 p.m. Tickets by subscription, or $40 adults, $25 students. For more, call 519-344-7469

Steak Bingo

At the Corunna Legion, with 25 regular games and four cards for $25.  Food available. 350 Albert St., doors open 6 p.m., play at 7 p.m. For more, call 519-862-1240

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