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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, June 1

Backflow Prevention

City of Sarnia hosting a public meeting to discuss a coming Backflow Prevention Bylaw, which will impact properties, especially businesses, with a water connection of two inches or more. City Hall council chambers, 255 Christina St. N., 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. For more, visit www.city.sarnia.on.ca or call Katherine at 519-332-0330, ext. 2245

Steak Bingo

Includes 25 regular games, 4 cards $20, and a special game $2 per strip. Prepaid Visa card prizes available. At the Corunna Legion, 350 Albert St. Doors open 6 p.m., bingo starts 7 p.m. For more, call 519-862-1240

Amnesty Letters

Learn about world human rights issues and sign pre-written Amnesty International letters. At DeGroot’s Nurseries Green Room, 1840 London Line, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more, email Peter at [email protected] or Thea at [email protected]

Planter Workshop

Create summer planters step-by- step with different ideas for sun/shade, and low maintenance. Must pre-register. At Point Edward Library, 220 Michigan Ave., 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. For more, call 519-336-3291

Thursday June 2

Weight Management

Rapids Family Health Team offering a five-week program designed to help make permanent lifestyle changes and manage weight, 233 Cameron St., Corunna 9:30 a.m. Free. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

Cooking Class

For people living with Diabetes. At the West Lambton Community Health Centre, 429 Exmouth St., 10:30 a.m. For more, call 519-344-3017, ext. 259

Friday, June 3

Plant Sale

DeGroots Nurseries selling hanging Dipladenia plants to attract butterflies and hummingbirds as fundraiser for Rayjon Haiti projects. Cost $25, two for $40. Sale from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. , and Sunday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bring DeGroot’s planter postcard from the mail to purchase. For more, call Dianne at 519-862-1963

Stress Management

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free workshop to help manage stress. In Sarnia, at 1150 Pontiac Dr., 9:30 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949. In Corunna at 233 Cameron St., at 9:30 a.m.  Must pre-register by calling 519-813-9800

First Friday Dance

Sarnia Legion holding a First Friday dance at 286 Front St. N., 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. featuring Brenda & Brad. Free admission. For more, call 519-336-2841

First Friday Concert

Live in-store music by Marinol Nation at the Cheeky Monkey, 130 Christina St. N., 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Includes art exhibit and sale of “From Here & There” by Bill Walters. For more, visit www.cheekymonkeysarnia.ca

First Nations Art

Opening of an exhibition at the Lawrence House called Niswi Ishkoden Niibiing, or Three Fires by the Water, featuring a group of local First Nation artists, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Continues Artwalk weekend, June 4-5, and runs till June 21. 127 Christina St. S., free admission. For more, call 519-337-0507

Saturday, June 4

Flea Market

Flea market and trunk sale including books, toys, jewellery, hardware, sports equipment and attic treasures. Parking spaces $10, or 3 for $25. At Grace United Church, 990 Cathcart Blvd., 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. For more, call 519-542-1203

Air Cadet Review

44 Sarnia Imperial Royal Canadian Air Cadets 74th Annual Review. In the SCITS Gymnasium, 275 Wellington St., 1 p.m. All welcome. For more, call 519-344-7131

Free Family Fun

A free outing for the family at Newton Park on Mccrie St., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., including inflatables, fire truck rides, games and popcorn, cotton candy, hot dogs and drinks. Sponsored by Sarnia Lakeshore Optimist Club. For more, call Brian at 519-344-4884

Sunday, June 5

Canoe and Kayak

A 4-hour, medium level outing on the Maitland River. Moving water. Meet at Shopper’s Drug Mart, 2600 New Lakeshore Rd., 8:30 a.m. For more, call Brian at 519-542-2015

Cycling

Easy ride to Highland Glen and return. Meet at Bright’s Grove Public School, 2612 Hamilton Rd., 9:45 a.m. Duration 3-4 hours. Distance 30-40 km. Helmets mandatory. For more, call Margaret at 519-542-8905

Cycling

Easy ride to Highland Glen and return Meet at 9 a.m. at tennis courts on Cathcart Blvd., or at 9:45 am at Bright’s Grove Public School, 2612 Hamilton Rd. Duration 4-5 hrs. Distance 50-60 km. Helmets mandatory. For more, call Wally at 519-336-1883
Tribute to SCITS

The SCITS band and choir will perform and former teacher Gavin Hall will speak during a special service at St. Paul’s United Church to celebrate SCITS history. 10:30 a.m., 360 Devine St., For more, call 519-344-0357

Gutsy Walk

Crohn’s and Colitis Canada 5-km walk, run and bike event at Canatara Park. Registration at 12 noon at the beach pavilion. Walk begins at 1 p.m. BBQ to follow. For more, visit gutsywalk.ca or call Peytra at 519-491-8273

Bridge Race

YMCA CHOK 39th International Bridge Race. 10k run begins in Port Huron at 8 a.m., 5k fun run or walk for all ages begins in Point Edward at 8:20 a.m. Free 1k kids run, for ages 12 and under, begins in Canatara Park at 9:30 a.m. All proceeds to the YMCA Annual Strong Kids Campaign. Registration required. For race details, visit ymcaswo.ca/bridgerace

Monday, June 6

Kayaking

An easy, 3-hour evening paddle at Sarnia Bay Marina boat launch, 97 Seaway Rd., 6 p.m. For more, call Brian at 519-542-2015

Quit Smoking

Rapids Family Health Team offering free seminar to help quit smoking with free nicotine replacement therapy. 1150 Pontiac Dr., 9:30 a.m. Must pre-register at 519-339-8949. Also available June 8 in Corunna, 233 Cameron St., at 9:30 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

Adult Yoga

Classes offered by certified instructor and suitable to all levels. Lighthouse Community Church, 152 Parker St., 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Every Monday until June 27. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

Chair Yoga

Classes offered by certified instructor and suitable to all levels. At Lighthouse Community Church, 152 Parker St., 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Mondays until June 27. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

Strollerfit

Suitable for moms with babies to age 2 looking to improve health and well-being. Canatara Park (Terry’s Loop), 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays until June 27. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

Tuesday, June 7

Free Concert

Fred Moyes, Lambton Lads and Lassies, the Sarnia Legion Pipe Band, and the Sarnia Scottish Country Dancers perform at the Bandshell in Canatara Park for the opening night of Sarnia’s Summer Music Concert Series. 7 p.m. For more, call 519-332-0330 or visit www.sarnia.ca

Women of Excellence

Sarnia Community Foundation’s 2016 Women of Excellence Awards celebrate the achievements of Holly Wenning, Laurissa Ellsworth, Lori Mitchell, Julie Jenkins and Katherine Scimmi at Sarnia Riding Club, 980 Riding Club Ln., 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Appetizers, cash bar and door prizes. Tickets $50, available at SCF office or call 519-332-2588.

Living With Diabetes

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free workshop that provides a general overview on living well with diabetes, 1150 Pontiac Dr., at 1:30 p.m.  Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

Cooking Class

Learn create recipes for 1-2 people, meal planning, creative use of leftovers and nutritious eating tips. West Lambton Community Health Centre, 429 Exmouth St., 9:30 a.m. For more, call 519-344-3017 ext. 277

Taste and Learn

Money saving tips in the kitchen, and nutrition tips and healthy cooking demonstrations. At 109 Crawford St., 6 p.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

Wednesday, June 8

Free Concert

Offsite Impact perform at the Bandshell in Canatara Park as part of Sarnia’s Summer Music Concert Series. 7 p.m. For more, call 519-332-0330 or visit www.sarnia.ca

Healthy Weights

Rapids Family Health Team offering a five-week program to help make permanent lifestyle changes to help manage weight, 1150 Pontiac Dr. 1:30 p.m. Free. Must pre-register at 519-339-8949

Thursday, June 9

Free Concert

DJ2 perform at the Seaway Kiwanis Pavilion in Canatara Park as part of Sarnia’s Summer Music Concert Series. 7 p.m. For more, call 519-332-0330 or visit www.sarnia.ca

Diabetes Prevention

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free workshop for people at high risk of developing diabetes, 1150 Pontiac Dr., at 9:30 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

Quarter Auction

Travelling Seniors of Aamjiwnaang hosting a quarter auction at the Aamjiwnaang Community Centre, 1972 Virgil Ave. Doors open 5:30 p.m., auction at 7 p.m. Bring quarters and bid on products from local vendors. Includes door prizes, 50/50 draw, food for purchase. Cost is $5, extra paddle $2. For more, call Jacky at 519-402-3831.

Friday, June 10

Voicedance Concert

The 25-member Bluewater Chamber Choir and the Wavesong Vocal Ensemble present the 3rd annual Voicedance concert celebrating the human voice at Grace United Church, 990 Cathcart Blvd., 7:30 p.m. Freewill donation to benefit Community Living Sarnia Lambton. For more, call 519-542-1203

Living With Diabetes

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free workshop that provides a general overview on living well with diabetes, 233 Cameron St., Corunna, at 9:30 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

Fort McMurray Relief

The East India Association holding a fire victims fundraising dinner featuring Indian cuisine at Grace United Church, 990 Cathcart Blvd., 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tickets $25, available at numerous locations including Mini Accessories in Bayside Mall, Vidal Pharmacy, Happy Variety and London Food Mart.

Fundraising BBQ

Centrepoint IDA Pharmacy hosting a barbecue to raise money for Canadian Blood Services and Cystic Fibrosis Canada. Visitors can get free blood type test and check out new Good Doctors walk-in clinic. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. No Frills Plaza, 889 Exmouth St. For more, call 519-339-0909

Saturday, June 11

Child Car Seat Clinic

Lambton Public Health and community partners are holding a child car seat clinic. Child car seats must be installed prior to attending the clinic. To ensure proper installation of the child restraint, parents must bring their car seat manual, their vehicle manual and their child to the clinic. At Lambton Public Health, 160 Exmouth St., 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. For more, call at 519-344-2062 ext. 2346

Hike

A 3.5-km, medium level hike at Pinery Provincial Park. Meet at Bright’s Grove Shopping Plaza, 1200 Lakeshore Rd., 8 a.m. For more, call Lester at 519-542-7329

Cycling

Medium level ride, river road to Sombra for lunch and return. Meet at Shell Park in Corunna (not the dock), 9:30 a.m. Duration 4 hours. Distance 50 km. Helmets mandatory. For more, call Jim at 519-542-8141

Cycling

Medium level ride, river road to Sombra for lunch and return. Meet at the fish fountain in Centennial Park, 9 a.m. Distance 80-90 km. Helmets mandatory. For more, call Norm at 519-332-1411

Kids Funfest

The 21st annual Kids Funfest on the grounds behind Clearwater Arena, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free admission. For more, call 519-332-0330 ext. 3202/3218 or visit www.sarnia.ca

Charity Yard Sale

Lambton Audiology holding a charity yard sale at 1433 London Rd., 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Proceeds to Habitat for Humanity Sarnia-Lambton. Looking for gently used items. Drop off donations or call 519-542-0569

Dance

Sarnia Ballroom Dancing Club dance at the Camlachie Community Hall, 6767 Camlachie Rd., 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Open to all. Cost , $30 non-members. For more, visit www.sarniaballroomdancingclub.ca

Neighbour Meet & Greet

Community Round Table sponsoring a two-day Neighbhourhood Meet & Greet, encouraging neighbourhoods to hold barbecues, street parties and clean-ups. For more, visit www.facebook.com/SarniaCRT or email [email protected]

Sunday, June 12

Hiking

An easy, 2-hour hike in Canatara and Tai Chi at Band Pavilion in park, 10 a.m. For more, call Greg at 519-344-3755

Lunches 4 Learning

Pulled pork and homemade dessert fundraiser, Grace United Church, 990 Cathcart Blvd., 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets, $15 adults, $7 ages 13-16, free kids 12 and under. Tickets at the office or call 519-542-1203. All proceeds support hot lunches at Lansdowne and Queen Elizabeth schools. For more, call Pauline at 519-339-9763.

Tunes in June

Lambton Concert Band presents Tunes in June at the Sarnia Library Auditorium, 124 Christina St. S., 2:30 p.m. Free will donations accepted. For more, visit www.lambtonconcertband.com

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