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What’s Happening: Week of April 30

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What’s Happening events must be open to the public, of general public 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 [email protected]

Wednesday, April 29

Ensemble Made In Canada

The youthful Canadian quartet heads the fifth show in the Sarnia Concert Association’s 79th season at the Imperial Theatre. 7:30 p.m. Tickets by subscription, or $40 adults, $25 students. For more, call 519-344-7469

Fish Fry

At Camlachie United Church, featuring all-you-can-eat Purdy Fisheries fish and brownie ice cream sundae. Takeout and gluten-free available. 6784 Camlachie Rd., Advance tickets only, $19 adults, $6 children aged 6-10. For tickets, call 519-899-4720, or 519-542-7089


Brian Bowley of the Lambton County Library system will explain “Hoopla,” a service that allow borrowing of free digital video, music and audiobooks with a library card. 7 p.m., Sarnia Computer Users Group, Grace United Church, 990 Cathcart Blvd., For more call 519-542-1949 or visit www.scug.ca

Friday, May 1

Artwalk Fundraiser

Artwalk will host its annual spring fundraiser ArtAttack in Sarnia’s downtown (100 Christina St.) from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., as part of First Friday. Local artists will be on hand creating paintings to be raffled off, with live music.

Tea Party

The Lambton County Library’s Bright’s Grove branch will host a Mother’s Day Tea Party from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Moms, daughters and grandmothers are invited for refreshments and a craft. Pre-register by calling 519-869-2351.

Comedy Night

Stoke’s Bay will host a comedy night, with headliner Larry Smith, beginning at 9 p.m.  Call for info 519-337-8466.

Music And Art

The band Life Signs plays a free concert and Jamie Babcock’s ‘Insight’ photographic exhibit opens at Cheeky Monkey as part of the First Friday cultural walkabout, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. 130 Christina St. N., For more, call 519-332-0978

Youth Dance

Dance for youth ages eight to 14 supervised by the Boys and Girls Club, featuring a professional D.J. and door prizes. Snacks available. 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., 180 College Ave. N. Admission $5. For more, call 519-337-3651 or visit www.bgcsarnia.com

Live Music

The band Red Line will perform at the Sarnia Legion as part of First Friday activities. 286 Front St. North, 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. For more, call 519-336-2841

Saturday, May 2

Steps for Life Walk

The annual Steps for Life 5K Walk will be held at Canatara Park, beginning at the Kiwanis Pavillion. The event is the flagship fundraiser for the Association for Workplace Tragedy Family Support, known as Threads for Life. Registration at 10 a.m. Visit www.stepsforlife.ca. or contact [email protected].

Parent-Child Tea Party

Relay for Life fundraiser featuring tea and juice, cookies, sandwiches, treat bags and photos and singing with a princess. St. Paul’s Church, 360 Devine St., 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A ticket for two is $20. For tickets or more, call 519-381-2922 or 519-330-5917

Women Helping Women

Fourth annual fundraiser for Rayjon’s women’s initiatives in Haiti, featuring dinner, live and silent auctions and Haitian artwork. Heels and cocktail attire. Aldo’s café, Western Research Park, 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Tickets, $75, For more, call Maggy at 519-337-0338


The free literary convention for fans and writers of romance, mystery, science fiction, horror and fantasy returns to Sarnia Library, featuring publishers and author, discussion panels, book signings and films. Seating is limited.  For more or to reserve a spot call 519-337-3291

Shred-it Day

The Corunna Community Policing Committee and OPP will host its annual Shred-it Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 392 Lyndoch Street, Corunna. The public is invited to dispose of household and business documents, safely and securely.

Library Crafts

The Camlachie Library Crafters drop-in runs from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, also on May 9 & 23. Bring your unfinished crafts (knit, crochet, quilting, etc.). For more, call 519-899-2202.

Free Movie

The Sarnia Library will present the Oscar-winning animated comedy “Big Hero 6” at 2 p.m. Rated PG. Admission is free but non-perishable donations are welcomed. Call 519-337-3291 to confirm attendance.

Free concert

Recording artist David Ruis playing a free concert at River City Vineyard Church, 260 Mitton St. North, 7 p.m. For more, call Renee at [email protected] or call 519-383-8463

Native Plant Sale

More than 100 species of locally sourced native plants, wildflowers, grasses, trees, shrubs and vines available at annual sale organized by Return the Landscape and Lambton Wildlife Inc. Starts 8 a.m. at the Naturalization Station, Seaway Road (near Sarnia Bay Marina). For more, email: [email protected] or visit: lambtonwildlife.com

Indie Bookstore Day

Special events mark Independent Bookstore Day at Stardust Book Lounge and The Book Keeper. Local authors recommend favourite reads at The Book Keeper, with refreshments, draws, etc. all day, 500 Exmouth St., Refreshments, discounts, sales with extended hours at Stardust Book Lounge, 190 Christina St.

Sunday, May 3 

A Cappella Platinum

Sarnia Bluewater Chordsmen present a show featuring 70 years of song and special guests, The Thames Valley Show Chorus from London. 2 p.m., Imperial Theatre, 168 Christina St. N. Tickets $20. Call Dave at 519-339-9927 for further information

Art Show Opens

Fast Forward, a show of juried works by senior high school students in various media opens at Gallery in the Grove. Works by elementary students also on display, 2618 Hamilton Rd., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Show runs to May 30. For more, call 519-869-4643

Monday, May 4

Open House

The St. Joseph’s Hospice of Sarnia-Lambton is holding a Community Open House from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tours and information available, as well as the opportunity to meet the nursing team, staff, fundraisers and volunteers. For more info, call 519-337-0537.

Intro to Medidation

The Lambton County Library’s Mallroad branch will host an Introduction to Meditation (adults) at 7 p.m. led by Pam Chin. To pre-register, call 519-542-2580.

Book Club

The Lambton County Library’s Sarnia branch will host a drop-in book club (adults) from 7 p.m. to 8:3- p.m.

Tuesday, May 5

Seniors’ Fair

The Lambton Seniors Association presents the 16th annual Seniors’ Information Fair over two days at the Point Edward Arena, 210 Monk St., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free admission. For more, call 519-339-8866

YMCA Settlement Services

A representative from the YMCA Immigrant/Newcomer Settlement Services will be available at the Sarnia Library for one-on-one assistance and information, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and at the Mallroad Library on May 7 during those hours. Call 519-337-3291 or 519-542-2580.

Wednesday, May 6

Go Digital

The Lambton County Library’s Mallroad branch hosts Go Digital, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., for adults who want to learn more about downloading e-books and magazines. Call 519-542-2580 to register.

Thursday, May 7

Purses, Pies & Pinot

The 1st annual event will be held at Jack Doyle’s from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Event includes silent and live auctions, cheese and wine tasting. Proceeds to the new Sarnia Prostate Clinic and the Chris Dawson Foundation. Tickets are $25. Call 519-383-6953.

Turkey Pie Dinner

The Mayflower Rebekah Lodge will host a homemade turkey pie dinner with desserts at Thompson Gardens, 198 Beckwith St., Corunna, at 5:30 p.m. Dine in or take-out. Tickets are $12. All are welcome.

Spring Tea

A Spring Tea will be held at Our Lady of Mercy Church Hall from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. The event includes sandwiches, desserts, tea, coffee and juice, as well as baked goods, jewelry and purse tables. Cost is $6 with proceeds going to local charities.

Blossom Coffee

At Laurel Lea-St. Matthews Presbyterian Church, featuring a bake table, food to go, attic treasures, books & more. Tickets, $2, includes beverage & goodie. 837 Exmouth St., 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. For more, call Jean at 519-337-3529

Mother-Daughter Book Club

The Lambton County Library’s Bright’s Grove branch will host a Mother-Daughter Book Club for teens, from 6:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Call 519-869-2351 to pre-regsiter.

Teen Advisory Group

The Sarnia Library hosts TAG (Teen Advisory Group) from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., where teens can earn volunteer hours, meet new friends, organize programs and enjoy snacks and books. Drop in.

Friday, May 8

Human Trafficking

Scott Forbes of International Justice Mission Canada is the keynote speaker at a conference hosted by the Sarnia-Lambton Committee Against the Trafficking of Women and Children. Temple Baptist Church, 14120 Quinn Dr., 6 p.m. Admission, $5, refreshments provided. For more, call 519-542-1427

Saturday, May 9

Yuk Yuks On Tour

Comedy troupe comes to the Corunna Legion, 350 Albert St. Doors open 7 p.m., show 8 p.m. Tickets, $25 non-members, $23 members, available at branch. For more, call 519-862-1240

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