What’s Happening, week of Aug. 28

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.

Wednesday Aug. 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

Safety Village BBQ

A fundraising barbecue will be held for the Lambton Children’s Safety Village at Simon & Sherrol’s No Frills store in Corunna, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tickets will be available for a Sept. 1 draw on three child-sized vehicles.

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.

Tuesday, Sept. 2

Language Classes

The YMCA Learning and Career Centre is holding a registration day for two language programs, Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) and English as a Second Language (ESL) at 660 Oakdale Ave., from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Classes run September through June. For more, call 519-336-5950, ext. 234

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.

Scouts Registration

A Scouts Canada fall registration night will be held for potential scouts at Grace United Church, 990 Cathcart Blvd, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Boys and girls welcome. For more, email bluewaterscouting@gmail.com or contact Mary-Ann at 519-330-3406

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

Balance and Bone Health

A two-hour, four-week program run by an occupational therapist and presented by the Rapids Family Health Team designed to gradually improve balance, avoid falls and maintain independence. At 1150 Pontiac Dr. To register, call 519-339-8949

Sunday, Sept. 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.

Taoist Tai Chi

The Sarnia Branch of FLK – Taoist Tai Chi is holding a fall open house at the Kiwanis Community Centre, 180 College Ave. N., from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. For more, call 519-344-0346

Tuesday, Sept. 9

Genealogy

Janet Kelch will discuss the Britton Family from Bristol, England at a meeting of the Ontario Genealogical Society, Lambton branch, 7:30 p.m., LDS Church, 1400 Murphy Rd. For more, contact Janet at 519-383-0468

Wednesday, Sept. 10

Noise Annoys

Dominique Potvin of Western University will discuss how urban and industrial soundscapes impact wildlife at the next ‘Green Drinks’ environmental discussion, 7 p.m., Limbo Lounge’s back room, 196 Christina St. N. No charge. For more, contact greendrinkssarnia@outlook.com  

Friday, Sept. 12

Greekfest

Three-day celebration of local Hellenic culture at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 1299 Murphy Rd., featuring authentic Greek cuisine, live traditional and modern Greek music, displays, dancing, children’s area and multi-cultural entertainment. Admission, $2 adults. Friday night concert and dinner featuring Pavlo, $30 advance, $40 at door. For more, call 519-491-6615

Saturday, Sept. 13

Aquarium Club Auction

Thousands of items including fish, tanks, food, plants and more available in the gym of Sarnia Christian School, 1273 Exmouth St. Doors open 9:30 a.m., auction starts at 11 a.m. Lunch available at cost. For more, call Jack at 519-542-8282

Tuesday, Sept. 16

Church Course

Trinity Anglican Church offering an eight-week course for anyone interested in the Christian faith. Video talks, a meal and discussion. No fee, but participants may contribute to meal costs. Runs Tuesdays, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Sept. 16 to Nov. 4, 1194 Murphy Rd. For more call 519-542-9261

Thursday, Sept. 18

St. Clair River Symposium

Binational Public Advisory Council (BPAC) for the St. Clair River hosting second in series of binational symposiums to help delist the St. Clair River Area of Concern.  Doubletree by Hilton Hotel in Port Huron, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Seating is limited; registration required by Aug. 25. For more, visit www.amiando.com/StClairRiver.

Friday, Sept. 19

Two-day Jazz & Blues in the Village, in park at Lochiel Kiwanis Community Centre. On Friday, after 6:30 p.m., Chris Murphy Band and JW Jones. On Saturday, after 1 p.m., Diana Panton and Al Weiss Jazz Quartet; after 6:30 p.m., Lit’l Chicago and Tom Lavin & the Legendary Powder Blues, Rain or shine. For more, visit www.jazzinthevillage.com.

Saturday, Sept. 20

Archery 3-D Shoot

The Lambton Sportsman’s Club hosting a 3-D archery shoot at 521 Bickford Line (at Highway 40), from 8:00 a.m. to 12 noon. Non-members, $10. Children under 15, free with paid adult. Lunch available for $5. For more, contact Elsie at 519-867-3940, or Len at 519-344-7009.

Sunday, Sept. 21

First Responders Service

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church is holding a special service to recognize the firefighters and paramedics who serve the Sarnia area, at 7 p.m., 261 Christina St N. For more, call the office at 519-332-2662

 Thursday, Sept. 25

Vietnam travelogue

Dorothy and Fred Moss present a video adventure featuring the people and countryside of Vietnam at the Strangway Centre, 260 East St. N., at 3 p.m. Cost $1.80 members, $3.60 non-members. For more, call 519-332-0656

Saturday, Sept. 27

Adult Watercolour Workshop

Instructor Mary Abma will explain painting techniques specific to watercolour, including wet on wet, wet on dry, and how to preserve the white of the paper. At the Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., cost $25 members, $30 non-members. To register, call 519-336-8127 ext. 3231

Race to Erase

Mobile community fundraiser in which teams of four compete at various challenges to raise money for 11 local charities, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Starts and finishes at Sarnia Legion Hall. No registration fee, each team should raise $500 minimum. To register, visit sarnia.racetoerase.com