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Wednesday, May 4

Fish Fry

Camlachie United Church’s 11th annual Fish Fry. Deep-fried fish dinner with brownie ice cream for dessert. 6784 Camlachie Rd., 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tickets available in advance only, $19 adults, $6 children ages 6-10. Take out and gluten-free options available. Call 519-899-4720 or 519-542-7089

Newcomer Cooking

Monthly program starts at the YMCA Learning and Career Centre, 660 Oakdale Ave., 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. All skill levels welcome. Free. For more, call 519-344-3017, ext. 277

Roast Beef Dinner

At Knox Moore Presbyterian Church, 1354 Rokeby Line, 4.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. Tickets $17 adults, $6 children ages 6 to 12, children under 5 free. For tickets, call Dorothy at 519-862-1576 or Janet at 519-862-3354

Garden Tour

Final date to have your garden considered for inclusion in the Community in Blooms 4th annual Garden Tour, which will be held Saturday, June 25, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Gardens in the tour are not in competition or being judged. Perfection not required. For more, contact Barb at 519-332-5837 or [email protected]

Yoga Class

Twin Bridges NPLC’s yoga classes for adults offered by certified yoga instructor, suitable to all levels. Lighthouse Community Church, 152 Parker St., 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

Adult Colouring

At Bright’s Grove Library, 2618 Hamilton Rd., 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesdays until May 25. For more, call 519-869-2351

Lego Robotics

Lego Robotics combines building and technolgoy. For ages 9 to 14. Must pre-register. Mallroad Library, 1362 Lambton Mall Rd., 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesdays until June 8. For more, call 519-542-2580

Adult Colouring

At the Sarnia Library, 124 Christina St. S., 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Bring your own materials. For more, call 519-337-3291

Healthy Weights

Rapids Family Health Team offering a 5-week program to help make permanent lifestyle changes to manage weight. 1150 Pontiac Dr., 1:30 p.m. Free. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

Thursday, May 5

Cooking Class

For people living with diabetes. All skill levels welcome. Free. At the West Lambton Community Health Centre, 429 Exmouth St. Suite 100, 10:30 a.m. To register, call 519-344-3017, ext. 259

Park Walk & Talk

Forty minutes of walking followed by optional 15 minute Boomer Boot Camp. At Canatara Park, meeting at the covered picnic area near the west end parking. To run Thursdays at 10 a.m. till June 30. For more, call 519-344-3017, ext. 237

Sensory Story Hour

Ages 0 to 5 with caregiver. Designed specifically for children on the spectrum to learn, play and read as a group. Sarnia Children’s Library, 124 Christina St. S., 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursdays until June 9. To pre-register, call Lise at 519-845-3324, ext. 5237 or Sarnia Children’s Department at 519-337-3291

Storytime

At Sarnia Children’s Library, 124 Christina St. S., 4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursdays until June 9. For more, call 519-337-3291

Board Games

Attendees can meet and game with other board gamers. Meetings usually held upstairs in magazine area of Sarnia Library, 124 Christina St. S., 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays until May 26. For more, call 519-337-3291

Fast Forward

A new exhibition featuring student art from area secondary schools at the Gallery in the Grove, 2618 Hamilton Park Rd. Runs till May 28. For more, contact Roy at [email protected]

Friday, May 6

First Friday

Live in-store music with Quiet Mind, plus archived art exhibit and sale by artist W.A. Walters. At Cheeky Monkey, 130 Christina St. N., 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more, visit www.cheekymonkeysarnia.ca

Art Exhibit

New exhibition by watercolour painter Jane Hunter called “A Sense of Place,” runs till May 31 at the Lawton Gallery at the Imperial Theatre, 168 Christina St. N. Hours are Monday to Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. For more, call 519-332-6591

Spaghetti Dinner

A spaghetti dinner hosted by Canon Davis Memorial Church, 380 Russell Street N., at 5 p.m. Cost is $7. For reservation, call 519-344-9531

Watercolour Workshop

Two-day Sarnia Artists’ Workshop with Hilda Grey at Christian Reformed Church, 1105 Exmouth St., 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Also on Saturday, May 7. Open to public. Cost $135 for non-members. For more, visit www.sarniaartistsworkshop.com or e-mail [email protected]

Student Art

Start of new show featuring student art from area secondary schools at the Lawrence House for the Arts. Show runs to May 27, with 7 p.m. reception on May 19. 127 Christina St. S. For more, contact Roy at [email protected]

Art Exhibition

DNA Music Recording Studio hosting an exhibition by artist Caitlyn Jean as part of the First Friday downtown cultural walkabout. 141 Christina St. N. 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. For more, call 519-346-1023 or email [email protected]

The Music Man

Theatre Sarnia’s production of the classic family musical opens at the Imperial Theatre. 168 Christina St. N. Runs May 6-7 at 7:30 p.m., May 8 at 2 p.m., and May 11-14 at 7:30 p.m. For tickets, call 519-344-7469

Block Party

A section of Davis Street closed off for the ‘Do it for Sarnia’ hospital fundraising initiative, featuring live music in front of the Refined Fool, 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Tickets limited.

Stress Management

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

Saturday, May 7

Shred-It Day

Free event by Corunna Community Safety Committee, at 392 Lyndoch St. in Corunna, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Everyone is welcome to bring personal and confidential documents and paperwork for free shredding.

Hike

Difficult, 7-hour, 22-km hike of the Fanshawe Lake Loop. Hiking boots required. Meet at 402 Esso Truck Stop, 1670 London Line, 8 a.m. For more, call Dick at 519-869-6458

Muscular Dystrophy Walk

Money raised to help 53 people in Sarnia-Lambton with mobility devices and more. One-km and 5-km routes. Music, refreshments and food provided. Canatara Park, registration at 10 a.m., walk at 11 a.m. For more information, contact Chuck at [email protected] or 519-899-2298. To register or donate, visit

Cycling

Easy ride to Reeces Corner and back. Meet at Errol Village School parking lot, 3568 Egremont Rd., 10 a.m. Distance 40-50 km. Helmets mandatory. Includes lunch at Airport Restaurant. For more, call Leslie at 519-882-3435

Cycling

Easy ride to Reeces Corner and back. Meet at Alexander Mackenzie Secondary School, 1257 Michigan Ave., 9:30 a.m. Distance 50-60 km. Helmets mandatory. Includes lunch at Airport Restaurant. For more, call Pat at 519-336-4864

Steps for Life Walk

Annual 5K Walk for victims of workplace tragedy at the Kiwanis Pavilion in Canatara Park. Registration at 10 a.m., walk at 10:30 a.m. Includes prizes and a trip contest. Cost $15. To register, visit www.stepsforlife.ca. For more information, e-mail [email protected]

Garage Sale

Point Edward Ex-Servicemen’s Association Mother’s Day Garage Sale, 503 Michigan Ave. Tables $25 to rent inside and outside. For more, call 519-337-9822

Books and Treasures

A sale St. Paul’s Anglican Church, 210 Michigan Ave., Point Edward, 8 a.m. to 12 noon. For more, call 519-337-2811

Plant Sale

Sarnia Horticultural Society 36th annual plant sale, at 1435 Windemere Cres., 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Includes perennials, bulbs, ground covers, shrubs, hostas, pots, garden décor and more. Bargain prices and free advice. Donation of plants appreciated. For more, contact Barb at 519-332-5837 or [email protected].

Book Discussion

Sonia Faruqi, author of “Project Animal Farm,” will discuss the treatment of farm animal and solutions. 3 p.m. at the Sarnia Library Theatre, 124 Christina St. S., For more, call Sarnia Library at 519-337-3251

Spring Fun Fair

Children’s activities, vendors, tea room, BBQ, silent auction, books and more at Grace United Church in Sarnia, 990 Cathcart Blvd., 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission $2 adults, free for ages 16 and under. For more, call 519-542-1203 or Pauline at 519-339-9763.

Garage Sale

Gently used household items for sale at Corunna United Church’s annual garage sale, 198 Hill St., 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. For more, call Sylvia at 519-862-1040

Tea and Bake Sale

Mother’s Day tea & bake sale at All Saints’ Anglican Church, 393 Lyndoch St., Corunna, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Coffee or tea and dessert $3. Includes bake table and jewellery table. For more, call 519-344-5167

Concert

Soprano Alexa Wing and pianist Sandra Mogensen combine for “Brahms, Strauss and Handel walk into a bar…” at Dunlop United Church, 747 Rosedale Ave., 3 p.m. Tickets $20 online at sarniarecital.brownpapertickets.com or at the door. For more, call 416-418-6585 or e-mail [email protected]

Garage Sale

The Point Edward Library book fair part of the wider annual Point Edward Village Wide Garage Sale. Point Edward Library, 220 Michigan Ave., 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more, call 519-336-3291

Junk In The Trunk

Garage sale featuring a barbecue, bake sale, games and activities in support of 2016 Relay for Life teams. Parking lot of Lowes, 1390 Quinn Dr. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more, call the Canadian Cancer Society at 519-332-0042

Kiwanis Yard Sale

Futons, computer armoire and other items as 705 Houser Ave., Point Edward, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. All proceeds to Kiwanis. For more, call Sheila at 519-332-0073

Sunday, May 8

Annual Mother’s Day Walk hosted by the Breast Cancer Society of Canada and Cleo at Lambton Mall. Music, guest speakers, Zumba warm up, survivor tent, refreshments and activities for the kids. Pink costumes encouraged. Routes appropriate for all fitness levels. Register at www.mothersdaywalk.ca or call 1-800-567-8767

Art Show and Sale

Share coffee and dessert with the artists at the Newton Centre, corner of Cathcart Blvd. and McCrie St., 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Free. For more, call 519-899-4019

Simply Beethoven

Arts at St. Bart’s presents ‘Simply Beethoven.’ Philip Adamson performs selection of Beethoven’s piano masterpieces at Sarnia Library, 124 Christina St. S., 3 p.m. Tickets $15 advance, $20 at door. Call 519-383-6933 Tuesday to Friday from 8:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

Mother’s Day Walk

The Breast Cancer Society of Canada’s popular annual Mother’s Day Walk fundraiser at Canatara Park. Sign in at 9:30 a.m., walk begins at 11 a.m. To register, visit www.mothersdaywalk.ca or call 1-800-567-8767

Monday, May 9

Seniors Talk

Writer and photographer Kerry Belliveau will discuss “lessons I have learned from my Mum” at the Fairwinds Lodge speaker series. Free, all welcome, 11 a.m., 1218 Michigan Ave. For more, call 519-542-8814

Sci-Fi and Anime Club

An environment for fans to learn more through books, DVDs and programs and meet other science fiction and anime fans in Sarnia-Lambton. Sarnia Library, 124 Christina St. S., 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. For more, call 519-337-3291

Diabetes Prevention

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

Living With Diabetes

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

Cooking Class

Rapids Family Health Team is offering free cooking class called Spice Makes Everything Nice. 1150 Pontiac Dr., 1:30 p.m. Also available Tuesday, May 10, same time, and Thursday, May 12, 5:30 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

Tuesday, May 10

Genealogy

Gord Hillman will discuss searching your ancestors in Western and Eastern Europe at a meeting of the Lambton County Branch of Ontario Genealogical Society, at the LDS Church, 1400 Murphy Rd. 7:30 p.m. Free & open to public. Call 519-383-0468 or email [email protected]

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

Thursday, May 12

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

A casual conversation class about heart health. 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 latest book, “If I had a Gryphon”, a primer on magical pet care. For children. At 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

Fifth annual event in support of Rayjon’s women’s initiatives in Haiti featuring dinner, auctions, table games and prizes. Cocktail attire, must be 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

A dance featuring the hits of the ‘50s and ‘60s with 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 and 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 admission. 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 are hosting their annual “Shred It” day in the Wal-Mart parking lot, 1444 Quinn Dr., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Everyone is 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 holding their 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. All proceeds from the event will 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

Monday, May 16

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

Wednesday, May 18

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]

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