Week of May 26

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 info@thesarniajournal.ca

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

The Larchmere String Quartet from Perdue, Indiana, perform at the Imperial Theatre, 168 Christina St. N., 7:30 p.m. Final concert of the Sarnia Concert Association season. Rush tickets available at the door at 6:30 p.m., $40 adults and $25 for students. For more, call 519-332-6591

Wine And Cheese

A free wine and cheese tasting highlighting local Alton Estates wines at Shelly’s Tap and Grill, 1400 Venetian Blvd. 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more, call 519-337-7577

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

Friday, May 27

Art After Dark

Feel the power of art in the magically meditative exhibitions by Gary Spearin and Diane Landry. Includes music, drinks, food, and unique DIY activities. At Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, 147 Lochiel St., 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Cost is $18 for gallery members. For more, call 519-336-8127

Quarter Auction

Holy Trinity School hosting a quarter auction, including vendors, door prizes, 50/50 draw, bake sale and food items for purchase. Doors open 6 p.m., auction begins 7 p.m. at 60 Lorne Cres. Tickets $5. Call 519-344-2110 or e-mail Lisa Myers at lijimyers@yahoo.ca

Tennis Club

Sarnia Tennis Club holding a free open house at 700 Christina St. N., 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Includes BBQ, prizes and OTA Smash Cage. For more, visit www.sarniatennisclub.com

Saturday, May 28

Hike

A difficult, 3.5-hour, 12-km hike of the Thames Valley Trail. Hiking boots required. Meet at 402 Esso Truck Stop, 1670 London Line, 8 a.m. For more, call Lester at 519-542-7329

Cycling

Drive to Letica Drive parking lot in Rochester, Michigan and easy, 3-hour ride on the Paint Creek trail to Lake Orion and return. Passport and U.S. money required. Meet at Ontario Travel Information Center, 1455 Venetian Blvd., 8:30 a.m. Helmets mandatory. Distance 30-40 km. For more, call Judy at 1-810-364-5871 or John at 519-869-6524

Cycling

Medium level ride around the Sombra area. Meet at 8:15 a.m. at the fish fountain in Centennial Park at 9 a.m. Distance 70 km. Helmets mandatory. For more, call Jim at 1-519-677-5348

Garage Sale

At Bluewater Country Retirement Community, 5700 Blackwell Side Rd., 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Includes bake table, White Elephant table and BBQ. All welcome. For more, call 519-542-0123

Trunk and Basement Sale

Indoor garage sale, includes baking and BBQ. Lot vendors welcome. High Park United Church, 1081 Brenchley St., 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Call 519-845-3669 to book a spot.

Pet Rabies Clinic

A rabies clinic for cats and dogs at the Sarnia & District Humane Society, 131 Exmouth St. $20 per vaccination. No appointment, walk-ins only. Pets must in a carrier. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more, call 519-344-7064.

Kid Anglers

Bluewater Anglers’ annual Kids Training Day at the hatchery under the Blue Water Bridge, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Children will learn kids fishing techniques. get a chance to fish in the hatchery pond. Pre-registration required by contacting Jo-Anne at 519-383-0873 or raljo_eves@sympatico.ca

Sunday, May 29

Cystic Fibrosis Walk

The Sarnia-Lambton Chapter of Cystic Fibrosis Canada hosts the Walk to Make Cystic Fibrosis History at Canatara Park, beginning at the Kiwanis Pavilion, register at 9 am, walk at 10 am. Lunch provided by Brownstones. Prizes, DJ and more. To register, visit www.cysticfibrosis.ca/walk or for more info, email tarajeffrey84@gmail.com

Rock & Roll Concert

A fun family show with “Rock Around The Clock” celebrating the great music of the 50’s and 60’s. Includes a 50’s diner after the show and a vintage car display before the show. At Camlachie United Church, 6784 Camlachie Rd., 3 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for children ages 6 to 10, and free for children 5 and under. For tickets, call 519-899-4720 or 519-869-4103

Literary Event

Launch of two books, “The Fabric of my Soul” poems by Venera Fazio and “Exploring Voice” eds. by Fazio and Delia De Santis. At the Dante Club (back hall) 1330 London Road, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Light refreshments, all are welcome. For more, call 519-869-2725.

Lambton Youth Choir

The choir’s spring concert featuring crooner Michael Vanhevel, at Grace United Church, 990 Cathcart Blvd., 3 p.m. Advance tickets, $10, available by calling Tracey at 519-337-6617 or Mike at 519-845-1004. For more, visit www.lambtonyouthchoir.ca

Concert

“Festival of Praise” featuring electric and acoustic violinist Trevor Dick. Living Hope Church, 1281 Exmouth St., 6:30 p.m. Presented by the Gideons International in Canada. Free will offering. For more, call 519-542-4808 or e-mail accordiandan@yahoo.ca

Wildlife Walk-a-Thon

Heaven’s Wildlife Rescue Rehabilitation & Education Centre’s 5th annual Walk-a-Thon & Bazaar. Vendors and registration begin at 10 a.m., walk at 11 a.m. Includes vendors, baked goods, petting zoo with farm animals, face painting, colouring station, silent auction and a BBQ. Pets welcome. For more, visit www.heavenswildliferescue.org.

Author Event

Local authors and editors Venera Fazio and Delia De Santis, honourees of the Association of Italian Canadian Writers, will launch two books at the Dante Club, back hall, 1330 London Rd., 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission, all welcome. For more, email dpds2961@outlook.com or call 519-869-6852

Monday, May 30

Seniors Talk

Lexi Gladdy from the Sarnia Concert Series will discuss “bringing great music to Lambton County” at the Fairwinds Lodge speaker series. Free, all welcome, 11 a.m., 1218 Michigan Ave. For more, call 519-542-8814

Diabetes Prevention

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free workshop for people at high risk of developing diabetes. At 233 Cameron St. Corunna, 9:30 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949. Also available May 31 in Sarnia at 1150 Pontiac Dr., 1:30 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

Tuesday, May 31

Child Car Seat Clinic

Lambton Public Health and community partners holding a child car seat clinic. Seats must be installed prior to attending. Parents must bring their car seat manual, vehicle manual and their child to the clinic. At Bert A. Logan Fire Hall, 1410 Wellington St., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. For more, call at 519-344-2062 ext. 2346

Historical Society

Randy Evans and Tom St. Amand will discuss their historical research on Sarnia street names at a Sarnia Historical Society meeting at The Story, 179 Christina St. N., 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Free, open to public. For more, call 519-491-6361 or email info@sarniahistoricalsociety.com

Wednesday, June 1

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 petersmith777ca@yahoo.ca or Thea at 6090thea@gmail.com

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