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Wednesday, Aug. 19

Puppet Show

All-age entertainment with Puppets on the Go at the Mallroad Library. 10:30 a.m., space limited, Pre-register by callikng 519-542-2580

Quit Smoking

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free ‘quit smoking’ workshop and nicotine replacement therapy program, 1150 Pontiac Dr., 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

Warsaw rising exhibit

An exhibition prepared by the Polish Embassy and Warsaw Rising Museum an on until Aug. 31 at the Sarnia Library pays tribute to Canadian airmen who provided assistance to insurgent Warsaw in 1944 and gave their lives in Poland during Second World War. 124 Christina St. S. For more, call Krystyna at 519-336-2582

Saturday, Aug. 22


Lambton Outdoor Club organizing an easy, 2.5 hour hike at the Fingal Wildlife Management Area. Meet 8:30 a.m. at the Highway 402 Esso Truck Stop. For more, call Ernie at 519-862-1262

Yard Sale

The Sarnia Lakeshore Optimist Club hosts a yard sale at Newton Park (Cathcart & McCrie) from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost for vendor space is $20. Hotdogs and pop available. Call 519-344-8175.

Free Carnival

Including a free prize draw table, face painting, watermelon eating contest, prize wheel and a Schneider’s mobile providing free hot dogs and sausages at Bluewater Foodland in Corunna, 420 Lyndoch St. from 11 a.m. till 3 p.m. For more, call 519-862-5213

Sunday, Aug. 23

Duc Cruise

St. Paul’s United Church will host a 125th anniversary cruise on the Duc d’Orleans, 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tickets $10. Call 519-869-4624.

Mental Health Run/Walk

A 5 km run/walk being held in memory of Sarnia teen Kailee Kavanaugh, who was lost to mental illness this year. Goal is to raise awareness, and participants invited to wear green. Starts at 10 a.m. in Canatara Park. Meet at the cannon. For more, call Terri at 519-344-2846

Monday, Aug. 24

Free Day Camp

Start of week-long day camp for students who have completed Grades 1-3 to discover nature while practising math, reading and writing skills. 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. daily. $10 fee for camp supplies. Lochiel Kiwanis Centre, 180 College Ave. N. For times, or to register, call 519-332-4876

Beginning Experience

Grief support group for people who have lost a loved one to death, divorce or separation starts new round of Monday meetings at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 261 Christina St., until Oct. 5, from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Weekend retreat Oct. 16-18. For more, call 519-491-0599 or visit www.sarniabeginningexperience.org

Finding Nemo

In celebration of Shark Week, Sarnia Library offers a free screening of Finding Nemo. All ages drop-in. 7 p.m. For more, call 519-337-3291

Thursday, Aug. 27

Choral Choirs

The four Adullam Choral Camp Choirs will present their seventh annual preview concert at Grace United Church, 990 Cathcart Blvd., starting at 7 p.m. Freewill offering. For more, call 519-542-1203

Friday, Aug. 28

Charity BBQ

The Southwest Regional Credit Union will host a BBQ from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Sarnia branch, 1205 Exmouth St. Proceeds to benefit the PE McGibbon School Student Nutrition Program. Contact 519-383-8001.

Quit Smoking

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free ‘quit smoking’ workshop and nicotine replacement therapy program, 1150 Pontiac Dr., 10:00 a.m. to noon.  Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

Saturday, Aug. 29th 

Sumac Lodge Yard Sale

Sponsored by the family council, a yard sale at Sumac Lodge, 1464 Blackwell Rd., from 8 a.m. to 12 noon. For more, contact Fern at 519-336-1663

Pasta Dinner

Annual buffet-style “Spay-ghetti and no-balls” dinner in support of the Sarnia & District Humane Society’s spay and neuter program. Stokes Inland, 1202 Lambton Mall Rd., seatings at 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets, $20, available at Stokes or Society office. For more, call 519-344-7064

Monday, Aug. 31

Tablet Lessons

Adults can learn about using tablets at the Point Edward Library, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Pre-register by calling 519-336-3291

Friday, Sept. 4

Live Music

The Mike Blackmore Group performs at Cheeky Monkey as part of the First Friday downtown cultural walkabout. Also an art show and sale by Nicholas Theoret. 130 Christina St., 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more, call Mary Anne at 519-332-0978

Saturday, Sept. 5

Back To School BBQ

Golden K Kiwanis Club hosts two-day barbecue at Staples, with all proceeds going to purchase school supplies for children. Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 1379 London Rd. For more, contact Sheila at [email protected]

Monday, Sept. 7

Labour Day Parade

The 113th annual edition of the Sarnia Labour Day parade featuring a show of organized labour along with bands and floats from union locals and businesses. 9:30 a.m. Front Street route, starting at Wellington Street and ending at Centennial Park.

Tuesday, Sept. 8


The Lambton County Branch of Ontario Genealogical Society hosts “Geography & Maps for Genealogists” with Shirley Sturdevant at the LDS Church, 1400 Murphy Rd. at 7:30 p.m. Free & open to public. Call 519-383-0468 or email [email protected].

Saturday, Sept. 12


The Lambton Outdoor Club organizing a 20km hike at the Wildwood Conservation Area. Meet at 8 a.m. at 402 Esso Truck Stop. Bring lunch, snack & water. Contact Lester at 519-542-7329


Paroisse Saint-Thomas d’Aquin is organizaing a pilgrimage, in French, for the French community of Lambton, to Merlin, ON., from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Includes mass, rosary, Devine Mercy and some free time. Cost is $20 and includes transportation. For more info, contact Maryse Mankarios, 519-312-2025.

Mouthguard Clinic

In support of minor hockey and other sports, Lambton Family Dental is holding a free children’s mouthguard clinic, 387 Exmouth St., 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more, call 519-344-5747

Sunday, Sept. 13

Race for Health

Annual Bluewater Health Foundation event in support of hospital cardiac care, featuring kid’s fun race, five and 10 kilometre walk/runs and a half marathon. Central Athletic Facility on East St. Registration, $60, at www.raceroster.com/5048 or call 519-464-4405

Monday, Sept. 14

Scottish Country Dancing

A new series of weekly Monday night Scottish dance sessions beginning at All Saints’ Church, 248 Vidal St. N. No experience required, only soft-soled shoes. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more, call Lyn 519-336-1053

Wednesday, Sept. 16

Figure Skating

Registration held for the coming season of the Point Edward Skating Club. Point Edward Community Hall, 210 Monk St., from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. A second registration offered on Sept. 24, same times. For more, call Donna at 519-542-6936 or Helen at 519-344-2266

Thursday, Sept. 17

Quarter Auction

To benefit the Children’s Christmas Toy Drive though the Salvation Army, taking place at the Royal Canadian Legion, 286 Front St., at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets, $5 available at the door. For more, call Jennie at 519-383-8723

Bible Study

Redeemer Christian Reformed Church starting a weekly Bible study group for women. Free, and daycare provided. 5834 Blackwell Side Road. For more, call Rhea at 519-542-6026

Take Back The Night

The 22nd annual march to stop violence against women and children, hosted by the Sexual Assault Survivors’ Centre. Participants to gather at the Peace Court (Christina and Lochiel streets) at 7 p.m. and make a symbolic statement. For more, call 519-337-3154

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