What’s happening: week of Aug. 15

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. 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

 

Friday, Aug. 16

 

Walleye Derby

Bluewater Anglers host a two-day walleye derby. This is a boat and shore, single-fish entry event, with prizes for the 10 heaviest walleye, starting at $500 for first place. Complete details boundaries and rules can be found on website www.bluewateranglers.com

 

Saturday, Aug. 17

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Dismas Fellowship

Group providing a welcoming place for former prisoners, friends and family has moved from a church to the Inn of the Good Shepherd. Meets first Tuesday monthly at 115 John St., 4:30 p.m., which includes a meal at 6 p.m. For more, call Rachel at Rachel at 519-381-5182 or dismassarnia@gmail.com

 

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

 

Seaway Sounds

Seaway Sounds is an a cappella, barbershop-style singing group for women that’s currently recruiting. Meets Wednesdays 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at All Saints Anglican Church Parish Hall, 248 Vidal St. N. For more, or to arrange a no-obligation visit, call Diane at 519-344-8621

 

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.

 

Open Studio Show

Local artist J. Allison Robichaud holding a two-day open house art studio show featuring oils, landscapes, floral and still life works. Saturday and Sunday, 611 Errol Rd., 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more, call 519-344-9071

 

Community Picnic

Sarnia Pride and Transgender Association hosting Community Picnic at the pavilion by the playground in Canatara Park, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Free will donations. RSVP to sarniapride@gmail.com with number of hamburgers and hotdogs required. Veggie burgers available. For more, visit the SPATA Facebook page

 

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

 

Monday, Aug. 26

 

Herb Society

Lambton County Herb Society presents “Global Availability,” a presentation on the wonder of Ma Huang, at 135 Kathleen Ave., 6:30 p.m. For more, call 519-541-9587

 

Tuesday, Aug. 27

 

Dismas Fellowship

A group that provides a safe and welcoming place for former prisoners, friends and family has moved from a church to the Inn of the Good Shepherd. Meets first Tuesday monthly at 115 John St., 4:30 p.m., which includes a meal at 6 p.m. For more, call Rachel at Rachel at 519-381-5182 or dismassarnia@gmail.com

 

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 519-867-2932 or Brenda at glspectra@gmail.com

 

Seaway Sounds

Seaway Sounds is an a cappella, barbershop-style singing group for women that’s currently recruiting. Meets Wednesdays 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at All Saints Anglican Church Parish Hall, 248 Vidal St. N. For more, or to arrange a no-obligation visit, call Diane at 519-344-8621

 

Day Hospice

St. Joseph’s Hospice offers Day Hospice to anyone living with a life-limiting illness. Second and fourth Wednesdays monthly. Entertainment, lunch and supportive sharing. Assessment required prior to attendance. Free. For more, contact Lisa Adams at 519-337-0537 ext. 126 or ladams@sjhospice.ca

 

Monday, Sept. 2

 

Labour Day Parade

The 2019 Labour Day Parade will begin at Front & Wellington streets at 9:30 a.m. and proceed North to Centennial Park. Trophies for Best Union Float, Best Representation, Best Band, and more. For more, contact SDLC President or Office at 519-542-2375 or sdlc@bellnet.ca

 

Low Impact Exercise

West Lambton Community Health Centre hosting Riverside low impact exercise at Centennial Park Flag Court, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Register at first class. For more, call 519-344-3017, ext. 237

 

Tuesday, Sept. 3

 

Women’s Fitness

Free bootcamp-style fitness class including cardiovascular, strength and flexibility exercises. Suitable for most levels. Consult Primary Care Provider before participating. Offered by Twin Bridges NPLC. 153 Christina St. S. (Front Street entrance), 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays until Sept. 24. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Yoga

Twin Bridges NPLC offering free yoga program for adults.

Suitable for most levels. Bring your own mat. 153 Christina St. S. (Front Street entrance), 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays until Sept. 24. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Low Impact Exercise

West Lambton Community Health Centre hosting Canatara low impact exercise at Canatara picnic pavilion, right of the bandshell, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesdays. Register at first class. For more, 519-344-3017, ext. 237

 

Wednesday, Sept. 4

 

Mindful Living

Twin Bridges NPLC offering a four-week session to share topics and strategies related to mindfulness in everyday life. 153 Christina St. S., 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Wednesdays until Sept. 25. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Sleep Happy

Practical tips on how to sleep well, why people have problems sleeping and common sleep problems/disorders. Includes info on environment, relationships, emotions, pharmacological and nutrition. West Lambton Community Health Centre, 429 Exmouth St., 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Call 519-344-3017, ext. 23

 

Thursday, Sept. 5

 

Meditation

Twin Bridges NPLC offering a free four-week session for individuals with an established meditation practice and are interested in group setting for guided meditation. 153 Christina St. S. (Front St. entrance), 12 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. Thursdays until Sept. 26. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Women’s Group

Individual and group reflection on various topics, including authenticity, vulnerability, shame, courage and owning your story. Twin Bridges NPLC, 153 Christina St. S., 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursdays until Sept. 26. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Bust a Move

Create your own musical beat to “Bust a Move” to at West Lambton Community Health Centre’s five-week program. 429 Exmouth St., 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursdays. For more, call 519-344-3017, ext. 237

 

Saturday, Sept. 7

 

Family Fun Fair

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

 

Saturday, Sept. 7

 

Art in the Park

Rotary Club of Sarnia Bluewaterland presents a juried Show & Sale featuring variety of arts and crafts by local and regional artisans. Mike Weir Park, 2354 Lakeshore Rd., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more, visit artintheparksarnia.com

 

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