What’s Happening, week of Aug. 21

WHAT’S HAPPENING

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 where to obtain more information. Email notices to info@thesarniajournal.ca.

 Thursday, Aug. 21

Choir Concert

Grace United Church is hosting the Adullam Concert Choir, 7 p.m. at 990 Cathcart Blvd. The evening features four choirs, including a Junior, Intermediate Ensemble, Adullam Chorale and the mass Combined Choir. Free will offering at the door. For more, call Lori at 519-542-1203, or visit church’s Facebook page

 Friday, Aug. 22

Outdoor Movie Festival

Happy Gilmore and the Mike Blackmore Band in the final of a series of free outdoor movie and music nights presented by the Bluewater Sustainability Initiative Youth committee. Mike Weir Park, Bright’s Grove. Band begins at 7:30 p.m., movie at 9 p.m. For more, call 519-541-2398

 Saturday, Aug. 23

Bluewater Beachfest

A free family event Saturday and Sunday at Canatara Park Beach with world master sand sculptors creating a masterpiece on Sarnia’s lakefront, with amateur sculpting, shopping and plenty of live entertainment. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. both days.

Camlachie Barbecue

A chicken and ham barbecue will be held at the Camlachie Community Centre to mark the facility’s 35th anniversary. Happy hour 5:30, dinner at 6:30 p.m. followed by music by the Borderline Band. Ticket, $15. All proceeds to youth groups. For more, call Jack at 519-869-2800.

Women’s Rugby

Sarnia hosting Canada and Team USA at Norm Perry Park as part of the 2014 CanAm Women’s U20 rugby series, featuring national team-carded athletes with Olympic dreams. Tickets $5.

‘Electric Library’ Info

Got an electronic tablet, eBook reader, iPad or laptop? Learn how to access free services like eBooks and eMagazines at the Sarnia Library West Room, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more, call 519-337-3291

 Sunday, Aug. 24

Can-Am Jazz Jam

Fourteenth annual afternoon of jazz performed by local and regional artists under the leadership of Sarnia musician George Delgrosso, in support of the Sarnia Community Foundation. Sawmill Creek Golf Resort, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets, $15, $20 VIP. For more, or tickets, call 519-332-2588

Brigden Fair Ambassador

Competition at the Brigden Fair Exhibition Hall features males and females ages 17 to 24 competing for the honour or being the Fair Ambassadors, starting at 2 p.m. For more, visit www.brigdenfair.ca or the office at 519-864-1197

 Monday, Aug. 25

Summer Camp

A free, one-week “healthy kids” summer camp for children entering Grades 1 to 4 sponsored by the Rapids Family Health Team and Optimists of Moore, at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Corunna. Morning or afternoon sessions. Space limited, first-come, first-serve basis. For more, call 519-813-9800 or register at 233 Cameron Street in Corunna.

Free Summer Movie

Next up in the Sarnia Library’s free summer movie series is “Jaws,” the original summer blockbuster, 7 p.m. at the Library Theatre. Admission is free; donated food items welcome. For more or to confirm attendance, call 519-337-3291

 Tuesday, Aug. 26

Free Art Workshop

The Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery hosting a free, five-day workshop for ages 13 to 18. Local artist Mary Abma will guide participants through an ecological dig in Victoria Park, learning about soil layers and native plants. To reserve a spot, call 519-336-8127, ext. 3231 or email ann.helps@county-lambton.on.ca

 Wednesday August 27th

Grove Music Series

Kenwick on the Lake Summer Music Series at the Kenwick on the Lake Pavilion, 2759 Old Lakeshore Road, Bright’s Grove, 7:30 pm. Free admission. Tonight features Sisters of Soul. Bring your own lawn chair! For more information, contact 519 332 0330 Ext. 3202.

Saturday, Aug. 30

Back to School BBQ

Twelfth annual Kiwanis back to school barbecue runs Saturday and Sunday in front of Staples on London Road, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. All proceeds to purchase school supplies for local children. For more, contact Sheila at s.donald@cogeco.ca

 Monday, Sept. 1

Labour Day Parade

Sarnia’s parade is one of the largest in Canada, with floats, bands and a huge show of labour solidarity. Starts at Front and Wellington streets, 9:30 a.m., and proceeds north to Centennial Park. This year’s them, 100 years: We Built This City. For more, contact Penny at 519-542-2375.

 Thursday, Sept. 4

Cooking Classes

Beginner and intermediate cooking classes offered six Thursday mornings from Sept. 4 to Oct 9 at First Christian Reformed Church, corner of Exmouth and Murphy, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  No charge. For more, call Betty at 519-336-8808.

 Friday, Sept. 5

Free concert

The local band Element of Surprise will play a mix of classic rock and original songs at the Cheeky Monkey, 130 Christina St., N. during the September First Friday.

For more, call 519-332-0978

 Sunday, September 7

Race For Health

Mainstreet Credit Union (formerly Lambton Financial Credit Union) hosting a chip-timed run/walk fundraiser for cardiac care equipment at Bluewater Health. St. Patrick’s High School track, with a 5 km, 10 km and half-marathon run/walk. To register, or more, go to www.raceforthealth.kintera.org/bwhf or call 519-464-4405.  $50 registration. Sponsorship opportunities available.