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Week of May 12

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Wednesday, May 11

Concert

Juno award-winning musician Danny Michel performs at the Sarnia Library Theatre, 124 Christina St. S. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., show begins at 8 p.m. Tickets $25 in advance or $30 at door, and available at the Cheeky Monkey or ticketscene.ca. For more, visit www.dannymichel.com

Diabetes Education

Twin Bridges NPLC’s dietician will discuss healthy eating for diabetes during a 3-week session every Wednesday until May 25. At 109 Crawford St., 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more, visit www.tbnplc.com or call 226-776-9030

Thursday, May 12

Context Lecture Series

Contemporary Painting in Context with David Moos at the Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, 147 Lochiel St., 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Moos will offer his insights into the state of contemporary Canadian painting within a local and global context. Cost is $18 for gallery members, $20 for non-members. For more, call 519-336- 8127

Sensory Story Hour

Lambton County Library has developed a story hour program for preschoolers (ages 0 to 6) with autism, or other kinds of sensory processing disorders. At the Sarnia Children’s Library, 124 Christina St. S., 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. To pre-register, call Lise Babcock at 519-845- 3324 ext. 5237 or the library at 519-337-3291

Spring Tea

Featuring bake and jewelry tables at Our Lady of Mercy Church Hall, 390 Christina St. N., 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.. Lunch, dessert, tea, and coffee provided. Admission $7, proceeds to local charities. For more, call 519-336-7292

Healthy Heart Talk

Learn about heart disease and stroke, and get tips to improve your health. Free. West Lambton Community Health Centre, 429 Exmouth St. Suite 100, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. For more, call 519-344-3017, ext. 259

Author Reading

Vikki VanSickle reads from her children’s book, “If I had a Gryphon,” a primer on magical pet care. Bright’s Grove Library, 2618 Hamilton Rd., 12 p.m. For more, call 519-869-2351. Repeat performance at the Mallroad Library, 1362 Lambton Mall Rd., at 2 p.m. For more, call 519-542-2580

Quit Smoking

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free seminar to help quit smoking with free nicotine replacement therapy. 1150 Pontiac Dr., 1:30 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

Friday, May 13

Ham Dinner

Paterson Presbyterian Church’s annual ‘Ham & Pies Galore’ dinner at 6 p.m., 120 Russell St. S. Tickets $15, available by calling church at 519-344-6422

Saturday, May 14

Women Helping Women

Annual event in support of Rayjon’s women’s initiatives in Haiti featuring dinner, auctions, table games and prizes. Cocktail attire, 19+. Doors open 5:30 p.m. Aldo’s Gourmet Café, Modeland Road Research Park. Tickets, $75, by calling Maggy at 519-337-0338 or email [email protected]

‘50s & ‘60s Dance

Featuring DJs Wolfeman and Dave D., at the Unifor Hall, 900 Devine St., starting at 8 p.m. Tickets, $10, available at the door, or by calling 519-433-2579 or 226-236-8107.

Canoe and Kayak

Easy, 4-hour canoe and kayak trip on the Sydenham River beginning in Wilksport. Moving water. Meet at Eastland Shopper’s Drug Mart, 260 Indian Rd., 10 a.m. For more, call Stan at 519-336-9907

Hiking

An easy, 3-hour, 9-km hike of the St. Clair Parkway. Meet at Guthrie Park, 237 St. Clair Pkwy., 9 a.m. For more, call Michelle at 519-491-1211

Craft And Plant Sale

Indoor/outdoor craft fair and plant sale at Dunlop United Church, 757 Rosedale Ave., 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Features crafts, sewing, baked goods, refreshments, perennials and yard sale items. Free. For more, call 519-337-3061

Cycling

Easy cycle to Courtright or Sombra and return. Meet at Shell Park in Corunna (not the dock), 9:30 a.m. Distance 40 km. Duration 4 hours. Helmets mandatory. For more, call Sharon at 519-542-8639

Shred-It day

Sarnia Police host their annual “Shred It” day in the Wal-Mart parking lot, 1444 Quinn Dr., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  All are welcome to bring personal and confidential documents and paperwork for free shredding. Special Olympics donations accepted. For more, call 519-344-8861, ext. 6168

Garage & Bake Sale

Ladies Guild at Trinity Church annual garage and bake sale at 1194 Murphy Rd., 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. All welcome. For a table, call Joan at 519-542-3559 or church office at 519-542-9261.P roceeds to support the Refugee Fund.

Gigantic Garage Sale

At St. Paul’s United Church, including hot dogs, bake table, rain or shine. All welcome. 360 Devine St., 8 a.m to 1 p.m. For more, call Shirley at 519-344-0257

Stargazing

For National Astronomy Day, the Sarnia Chapter of the Royal Astronomical Society will be at Mike Weir Park in Bright’s Grove near the beach with a variety of telescopes for public viewing of the night sky. Starts around dusk, weather permitting. For more, call Shelley at 519-381-9088, e-mail [email protected], or visit www.sites.google.com/site/rascsarnia

Dance

At the Royal Canadian Legion, 286 Front St. N., 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Open to all. Sarnia Ballroom Dancing Club. Cost, $30 non-members. For more, visit www.sarniaballroomdancingclub.ca

Sunday, May 15

 

Cycling

Medium level cycle to Forest and return. Meet at tennis courts on Cathcart Blvd., 9:30 a.m. Distance 50-60 km. Helmets mandatory. Includes lunch. For more, call Norm at 519-332-1411

Choir Performance

The South Huron Community Choirs performs Haydn’s The Creation. at Central United Church, 220 George St., 3:30 p.m. Tickets $15, available by calling the office at 519-344-4561.

Strides for Change

MADD Sarnia Lambton’s PIA Law Strides for Change is a 5-km walk, run and wheelchair event in Canatara Park. Registration 10 a.m. at the playground, walk begins 11 a.m. All welcome. For pledge forms, call 519-339-9962 or e-mail [email protected]. For more, call Erin at 519-331-0096.

Syrian Fundraiser

Dinner includes meatloaf, scalloped potatoes, veggies, salad and Rhubarb Crisp. Laurel Lea St. Matthew’s Presbyterian Church, 837 Exmouth St., 5:30 p.m. Tickets $13. Proceeds to Presbyterian World Service & Development to help Syrian refugee families. For more, call 519-337-7078

Art Gallery Family Sunday

Bring your family to the Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, 147 Lochiel St., from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., to explore a variety of art materials and encourage the young talents in your family. Also May 22, 29. For more, call 519-336-8127

Roller skating

Adult roller skating session at Clearwater Arena, 1400 Wellington St., 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Cost is $7 per person. Bring your own skates. Some rentals available for $3. Also on May 22 and May 29. For more, call Brad Fisher at 519-384-0612

Monday, May 16

Family Counselling Centre Training

The Family Counselling Centre is looking for volunteers for their next training session and will host an Information Session at 6 p.m. for the Distress Line and Tel-Check Programs. To apply to become a volunteer, call Donna at 519-336- 0120 ext. 251

Seniors Talk

Amy Dinell of West Lambton Community Health Centre will discuss “everyone matters” at the Fairwinds Lodge speaker series. Free, all welcome, 11 a.m., 1218 Michigan Ave. For more, call 519-542-8814

Tuesday, May 17

David Francey

The three-time Juno award-winning folk singer performs at the Sarnia Library Auditorium, 124 Christina St., 7:30 p.m. Tickets, $35, available at the Refined Fool Brewing Company, or by emailing [email protected]

Tween Book Club

For ages 9-11. Parents welcome to join. Must pre-register. At Bright’s Grove Library, 2618 Hamilton Rd., 4:15 p.m. to 5 p.m. For more, call 519-869-2351

Living With Diabetes

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

Strengthening Relationships

Tips for communication and conflict resolution and learning ways to communicate effectively. Every Tuesday until May 31. At 109 Crawford St., 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. For more, visit www.tbnplc.com or call 226-776-9030

Wednesday, May 18

Alice in Wonderland

On May 18 and 19, presented by Theatre Sarnia’s Senior Youth Group at the Imperial Theatre, 168 Christina St. N., 7:30 p.m. For tickets, call 519-344-7469 or visit www.imperialtheatre.net

Gallery Red Dot Tours

Browse the gallery, find the red dot and enjoy a stimulating talk on a specific work of art and the intersecting topics that they explore. At Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, 147 Lochiel St., 12:30 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. For more, call 519-336-8127

Run Don’t Hide

Learn more about volunteering with Canadian Mental Health Association’s Run Don’t Hide event, CMHA Lambton Kent Sarnia office, 210 Lochiel St., 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. For more, contact Angela at 519-337-5411 or [email protected]

Gadgets Q&A

For adults and seniors with questions about how to use their electronic devices and tablets. Bring questions to the Point Edward Library, 220 Michigan Ave., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Must pre-register. For more, call 519-336-3291

Thursday, May 19

Context Lecture Series

Explore contemporary questions about objects raised in the Gary Spearin exhibition at Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, 147 Lochiel St., 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $18 for gallery members, $20 for non-members. For more, call 519-336-8127

Teen Advisory Group

Teens provide input for the Library Teen area and share ideas and make friends. Receive high school volunteer hours for participating. Must pre-register. Sarnia Library, 124 Christina St. S., 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more, call 519-337-3291

Lawn Bowling

Sarnia Lawn Bowling Club holding an open house at its Germain Park facility, on May 18 and 19, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., and on May 22, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Equipment provided along with free instruction. For more, call Dave at 519-869-2501

Sunday, May 22

Canoe and Kayak

Medium level 4-hour outing on the Ausable River, Arkona to Port Franks. Moving water. Meet at Eastland Shopper’s Drug Mart, 260 Indian Rd., 9 a.m. For more, call Judy at 519-336-3919

Monday, May 23

Shadow Puppet Play

For ages 4 and up with adult accompaniment. Shadow Puppet Theatre will present The Moon, a retelling of the Grimm Brother’s fairy tale. The performance is 15 minutes followed by a shadow puppet-making workshop. At Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, 147 Lochiel St., 11:30 a.m. and a second showing at 1:30 p.m. For more, call 519-336-8127

Hike

A 2.5-hour, medium level, 8-km hike of the Lambton County Heritage Trail. Meet at Bright’s Grove Shopping Plaza, 1200 Lakeshore Rd., 9:30 a.m. For more, call John at 519-869-6524

Cycling

Drive to Armada, Michigan and ride to Romeo on Macomb Orchard Trail and return. Level medium. Passport and U.S. money required. Meet at Ontario Travel Information Center, 1455 Venetian Blvd., 8:30 a.m. Distance 50 km. Helmets mandatory. For more, call Leslie at 519-882-3435

Cycling

Drive to Richmond, Michigan and ride on Macomb Orchard Trail and return. Level medium. Passport and U.S. money required. Meet at Ontario Travel Information Center, 1455 Venetian Blvd., 8:30 a.m. Distance 75 km. Helmets mandatory. For more, call Margaret at 519-542-8905

Wednesday, May 25

Quit Smoking Workshop

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free seminar to help quit smoking with free nicotine replacement therapy. 233 Cameron St., Corunna, 9:30 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949. Also available May 27 in Sarnia at 1150 Pontiac Dr., 10 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

String Quartet Performance

Sarnia Concert Association presents the Larchmere String Quartet at the Imperial Theatre, 168 Christina St. N., 7:30 p.m. Tickets available at door or by calling 519-344-7469

Thursday, May 26

Mom-Daughter Book Club

For girls in Grade 8 and up with an adult. Book discussed: “The Storied Life of AJ Fikry” by Gabrielle Zevin. Bright’s Grove Library, 2618 Hamilton Rd., 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more, call 519-869-2351

Film Screening

The Way Things Go by Peter Fischli and David Weiss by the Swiss artist duo Fischli and Weiss. As fire, water, gravity, and chemical reactions manipulate everything, a story of improbability and precision emerges. At Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, 147 Lochiel St., 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more, call 519-336-8127

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