What’s happening: week of Aug. 1

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

 

Thursday, Aug. 1

 

Entertainment Series

Summer Entertainment Series featuring Strum N Drum at the Germain Park Garden, 7 p.m. Free admission. For more, call 519-332-0330 or visit www.sarnia.ca

 

Cruise-In

Sarnia Street Machines hosting “Hot Nights, Cool Cars,” a cruise-in for all car and truck enthusiasts. Canatara Park, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Borderline and Scott Manery and the Barnburners performing. Admission by donation, proceeds to Pathways. 50/50 draw and silent auctions. For more, call 519-869-2630 or 519-384-1346

 

Friday, Aug. 2

 

Greekfest

Annual three-day celebration of Greek culture and multiculturalism, now in its 13th year, featuring food, music and dance. Downtown Scotiabank parking lot. 168 Christina St. N. Friday, 4 p.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, 12 noon to 11 p.m., and Sunday, family day, from 12 noon to 4 p.m. For more, call 519-491-6615

 

Piano Program

The Encore: The Piano Program is a colourful, locally decorated piano donated by the Parrotheads on the St. Clair to the Parks and Recreation Department for public, outdoor use. Public welcome to play the piano in Bayside Mall until Sept. 6. For more, call 519-332-0330 or visit www.sarnia.ca

 

Live Music

Dressed to Kill perform at Cheeky Monkey as part of the monthly First Friday festivities. Featuring art show and sale by Bill Walters. 130 Christina St. N., 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more, visit www.cheekymonkeysarnia.ca

 

Outdoor Art

For First Friday, the Lawrence House presents “Artisans on the Lawn” featuring paintings, sculpture, fabric arts, jewelry, pottery, etc. Missy Burgess performs at 6 p.m.. Poetry slam 7 p.m. Harmony for Youth hosting BBQ. Also on Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 127 Christina St. S. For more, contact 519-337-0507 or lawrencehouse@live.com

 

Art Exhibit

Opening reception for Lawrence House members’ original art exhibit, “Summer Fling/Colourful Conversations.” 127 Christina St. S., 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Show runs to end of August. For more, contact 519-337-0507 or lawrencehouse@live.com

 

Saturday, Aug. 3

 

Model Airplane Rally

Bluewater RC Flyers hosts its 42nd annual Memorial Scale Model Airplane Rally, including raffles, simulators, food. 2590 Petrolia Line. Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Raffle for sightseeing flight. Donated food items for Inn of the Good Shepherd appreciated. For more, contact Paul at pchitty@bell.net

 

Cousi Open

Annual golf tournament at Huron Oaks Golf Course with all proceeds to Diabetes Canada, 11 a.m. $125 for golf and dinner, $50 dinner only. To register, email Mike at mike1hobin@yahoo.com or Steve at sgelinas@live.com.

 

Sunday, Aug. 4

Bluewater International Grandfondo cycling event begins and end in Mike Weir Park, with hundreds of cyclists on local roads. 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

Tuesday, Aug. 6

 

Entertainment Series

Summer Entertainment Series featuring Joyful Noise Percussion Group at the Suncor Agora in Centennial Park, 7 p.m. Free admission. For more, call 519-332-0330 or visit www.sarnia.ca

 

Cooking Class

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free cooking class ,“Spice Makes Everything Nice.” 1150 Pontiac Dr., 9:30 a.m. Also on Aug. 7, 1:30 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Wednesday, Aug. 7

 

Entertainment Series

Summer Entertainment Series featuring Bill Hines at the Bandshell in Canatara Park, 7 p.m. Free admission. For more, call 519-332-0330 or visit www.sarnia.ca

 

Children’s Art

Children work on themed art projects with a variety of craft materials at a Children’s Art Workshop, at the Animal Farm in Canatara Park, 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m, and/or 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wear proper clothing, bring water and peanut-free snack. Cost $10. For more, call 519-332-0330 or visit www.sarnia.ca

 

Entertainment Series

Summer Entertainment Series featuring Jim Lahey & Caitlin Mason at Kenwick Park, 7 p.m. Free admission. For more, call 519-332-0330 or visit www.sarnia.ca

 

Recovery Canada

Recovery Canada offers weekly peer-led, self-help group meetings using cognitive-based therapy to overcome fear, anxiety, stress and panic. Meetings Wednesdays weekly at Our Lady of Mercy Parish Hall, 390 Christina St. N., 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more, contact Rita at 518-867-2932 or Brenda at glspectra@gmail.com

 

Thursday, Aug. 8

 

Bluewater Borderfest

Four-day music festival begins in Centennial Park, with more than a dozen local and international acts, including Former Styx frontman Dennis DeYoung and Lou Gramm of Foreigner fame. For more, or tickets, visit https://www.bluewaterborderfest.ca/ Festival coincides with Sarnia Tall Ships Challenge and ARTZcape by the Bay

 

Entertainment Series

Summer Entertainment Series featuring Musical Memories with Janet at the Germain Park Garden, 7 p.m. Free admission. For more, call 519-332-0330 or visit www.sarnia.ca

 

Pirate’s Bounty

Pathways Health Centre for Children introducing new ARTZscape by the Bay kickoff event, “A Pirate’s Bounty,” featuring appetizers, music, art auctions and more. Tickets $50. Sarnia Yacht Club, 1220 Fort St., 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. ARTZscape by the Bay takes place Aug. 10 and 11 at Centennial Park. For tickets and info, contact artzscapeinfo@gmail.com

 

Teen Cuisine

A free, fun and interactive cooking class for ages 13 plus. 460 Christina St. N. (Maxwell back entrance), 11 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Friday, Aug. 9

 

Tall Ships Celebration

Up to 50,000 people expected to visit Sarnia’s waterfront dur the Sarnia Tall Ships Celebartion. Six tall ship berthed on city’s waterfront. Friday 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

 

Developmental Camp

Lambton College’s developmental services worker program hosts the fifth annual free summer day camp for individuals with developmental disabilities, Camp2CONNECT. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Must be accompanied by parent/guardian or support staff. Bring a lunch, drinks and snacks. Pre-registration at www.lambtoncollege.ca/Camp2Connect required. For more, contact Jennifer at jennifer.mosley@lambtoncollege.ca

 

Stress Management

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free 2-hour group session that provides a general overview of how to effectively manage stress. 1150 Pontiac Dr., 9:30 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Saturday, Aug. 10

 

St. Rocco Festival

2019 St. Rocco Festival at Our Lady of Mercy Church and Hall on Aug. 10th and 11th, 390 Christina St. N. Food and live band on Saturday 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Mass in Italian on Sunday, 11 a.m., social activities 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. All welcome. For more, call Linda Iacovella at 519-384-8756

 

Sunday, Aug. 11

 

Fish and Chips

Camlachie United Church hosts its 7th annual fish and chips dinner. 6784 Camlachie Rd., 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Take out and gluten-free available. Tickets $20 adults, $5 children 6 to 10, free under 6. For tickets, call church at 519-899-4720, or John at 519-899-4798

 

Monday, Aug. 12

 

Entertainment Series

Summer Entertainment Series featuring The Goodfellas at the Suncor Agora in Centennial Park, 7 p.m. Free admission. For more, call 519-332-0330 or visit www.sarnia.ca

 

Tuesday, Aug. 13

 

Entertainment Series

Summer Entertainment Series featuring The R.E.D. Line Band at the Suncor Agora in Centennial Park, 7 p.m. Free admission. For more, call 519-332-0330 or visit www.sarnia.ca

 

Wednesday, Aug. 14

 

Entertainment Series

Summer Entertainment Series featuring Town & Country at the Bandshell in Canatara Park, 7 p.m. Free admission. For more, call 519-332-0330 or visit www.sarnia.ca

Entertainment Series

 

Summer Entertainment Series featuring Blackmore & Blackmore at Kenwick Park, 7 p.m. Free admission. For more, call 519-332-0330 or visit www.sarnia.ca

 

Thursday, Aug. 15

 

Entertainment Series

Summer Entertainment Series featuring Jules Cee & Friends at the Germain Park Garden, 7 p.m. Free admission. For more, call 519-332-0330 or visit www.sarnia.ca

 

Saturday, Aug. 17

 

Card Making

Create 2 greeting cards at Point Edward Library, 220 Michigan Ave, 10:30 a.m. or 1 p.m. $10, supplies provided. To pre-register call 519 336-3291

 

ALTwalk

Support local artists and creatives at ALTwalk 2019, a new ALTernative street art festival downtown, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more, contact sarniaALTwalk@outlook.com or visit @sarniaALTwalk on Facebook

 

Monday, Aug. 19

 

Entertainment Series

Summer Entertainment Series featuring Jared Lutes at the Suncor Agora in Centennial Park, 7 p.m. Free admission. For more, call 519-332-0330 or visit www.sarnia.ca

 

Tuesday, Aug. 20

 

Entertainment Series

Summer Entertainment Series featuring Joan Spalding and the Foggy Mountain Band at the Suncor Agora in Centennial Park, 7 p.m. Free admission. For more, call 519-332-0330 or visit www.sarnia.ca

 

Wednesday, Aug. 21

 

Entertainment Series

Summer Entertainment Series featuring Bluewater Cloggers at the Bandshell in Canatara Park, 7 p.m. Free admission. For more, call 519-332-0330 or visit www.sarnia.ca

 

Entertainment Series

Summer Entertainment Series featuring Fiddles and Flutes: Old Time Ceili Music at Kenwick Park, 7 p.m. Free admission. For more, call 519-332-0330 or visit www.sarnia.ca

 

Thursday, Aug. 22

 

Entertainment Series

Summer Entertainment Series featuring Macsmusic at the Germain Park Garden, 7 p.m. Free admission. For more, call 519-332-0330 or visit www.sarnia.ca

 

Saturday, Aug. 24

 

Hobbyfest

Annual Hobbyfest featuring interactive activities and displays. Germain Park and Strangway Centre, 260 East St. N., 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more, call 519-332-0330 or visit www.sarnia.ca

 

Block Party

The inaugural Mitton Village Block Party to feature live music, food, vendors and art installations, in the parking lot beside Shopper’s Drug Mart, 135 Mitton St. S. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

 

Sunday, Aug. 25

 

Jazz & Big Band

The Sarnia Community Foundation presents Sensational Sunday Sounds, a tribute to Dr. D featuring Heather Bambrick and the Bluewater Big Band. Dante Club, 1330 London Rd., 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Cash bar. Tickets $25, available at Sarnia Community Foundation office. For more, call 519-332-2588

 

Wednesday, Aug. 28

 

Fibromyalgia

The Arthritis Society offering a free workshop to find strategies to live well with fibromyalgia. Rapids Family Health Team, 1150 Pontiac Dr., 10 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 1-800-321-1433 ext. 1221

 

Recovery Canada

Recovery Canada offers weekly peer-led, self-help group meetings using cognitive-based therapy to overcome fear, anxiety, stress and panic. Meetings Wednesdays weekly at Our Lady of Mercy Parish Hall, 390 Christina St. N., 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more, contact Rita at 518-867-2932 or Brenda at glspectra@gmail.com

 

Tuesday, Sept. 3

 

Coping Alone

A support group for separated, widowed, or divorced individuals meeting. For more, visit www.sarniabeginningexperience.org or call 519-491-1894 or 519-899-2499

 

Saturday, Sept. 7

 

Trinity Church hosting it annual fall fair, featuring horse-drawn hayrides, inflatables, mini-golf, face painting, games, music, hot dogs and candy floss. All free. All welcome. 1194 Murphy Rd., 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more, call 519-542-9261

 

Sunday, Sept. 8

 

Tai Chi

Learn how Tai Chi can improve health during FLK Taoist Tai Chi arts open house and demonstration. Lochiel Kiwanis Centre gym, 180 College Ave. N., 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Free admission. For more, call 519-344-0346

 

Art Exhibition

Gallery in the Grove’s opening reception for a new exhibit by Marilyn Orr and Lynne Brogden, “Follow Our Footprints Beyond the Horizon.” 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Show runs until October 19. Gift Shop Artist: Patti Cook, with her Felted Work. For more, visit www.galleryinthegrove.com or call 519-869-4643

 

Monday, Sept. 9

 

Tai Chi

Introduction to the Fung Loy Kok Taoist Tai Chi arts at Camlachie Community Centre, 6767 Camlachie Rd., 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Demonstration and registration period followed by first of weekly classes. Also on Sept. 11 at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 437 Colborne Dr., 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. For more, call 519-344-0346

 

Saturday, Sept. 14

 

Walk-a-thon & Bazaar

Heaven’s Wildlife Rescue holding 8th annual Walk-a-thon and Bazaar at Canatara Park, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Includes BBQ lunch, silent auction, bazaar, kids zone and wild zone, and live music. Dogs welcome. Prizes for most pledges, proceeds to Heaven’s Wildlife Rescue. For more, contact events@heavenswildliferescue.org

 

Sunday, Sept. 15

 

Terry Fox Run/Walk

The annual Terry Fox Run takes place at Canatara Park.  Put together a team or come with a friend. Trophy for largest team. Registration 8 a.m. under the pavillion. Run/walk begins 9 a.m.  No registration fees.  Pledge sheets at local merchants or online at terryfox.org/register