What’s Happening, Week of Aug. 7

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. 6

Children’s Art Class

In co-operation with the Sarnia Artist Workshop, art classes offered at the Canatara Park Animal Farm picnic shelter. 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon for children aged 5 to 8, or, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. for children age 8 to 11.  $10 per child. For more, call 519 332 0330 ext. 3202 or 3218.

 Thursday, Aug. 7

Ladies Night Fitness

Benefitness Studio program for women in the big field at Canatara Park, running Monday to Thursday, 7 p.m., until Aug. 25. Combines sports, yoga, kettle bells, cross-fit and pilates. A friend is recommended; many drills are partner-based. Drop-ins welcome, $10 per session. For more, call 519-381-1432 or visit BenefitnessStudio@gmail.com

Music in the Gardens

A double bill of the Electric Grandparents and Mike Blackmore perform in the gardens as part of the free Strangway Community Centre music series, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., 260 East St. North. Bring your own chairs and blankets. Moves inside in bad weather. For more, call 519-332-0656

Friday, Aug. 8

Fishing Derby

Two-day walleye derby presented by the Village of Point Edward and Bluewater Angler begins 6 p.m., boat and shore, Fawn Island to Grand Bend. Single fish weigh-in. Tickets, $10 available at The Outdoorsman, Eric’s Pro Tackle and Buck’s Baits.

Aussie Band Live

Australian recording artists Murder Mouse Blues Band will play at Paddy Flaherty’s, 130 Seaway Rd. For more, call 519-336-1999

 Saturday, Aug. 9

Charity Barbecue

Charity barbecue, garage sale and bake sale at 1649 Murphy Rd, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Money raised will support Pandas/Pans Ontario, a new organization locally helping children who develop a neuropsychiatric disorder associated with the streptococcus bacteria. For more, or to donate items, call 519.381.7120 or email k.henrikson@pandaspansontario.org

 Sunday, Aug. 10

Theatre Day Camp Musical

A week of planning and rehearsals culminates in two shows staged by participants of the Stars Of Tomorrow Musical Theatre Day Camp. Performances of the musical “Into the Wild” at the Sarnia Library Auditorium, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Tickets $5, kids under 12 free. For more, visit wwww.starsoftomorrow.ca

Bright’s Grove Concert

An afternoon of music at Kenwick on the Lake, starting at 2 p.m. Food and refreshments will be available. Admission is a donation to the Sunshine Foundation Dream for Kids. For more, call Marie at 519-491-5637

 Monday, Aug. 11

Basketball Camp

St. Clair Secondary offering a summer basketball camp Aug. 11-15, daily from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Chance for boys and girls in Grades 2 to 9 to refine their skills and still stay active in the summer. Costs $60 a week. For more, including family rates, call Pete 519-332-1140 or 519-336-2867.

Tuesday, Aug. 12

Free Summer Art Camp

Gallery in the Grove’s three-day camp for youth aged 11 to 13 to create, paint and draw, free of charge. Aug. 12-14, culminating in an exhibition. Participants should dress for outdoor workshops and pack a lunch. Dave Moore, Liana Russworm and Janette Hewitt are the instructing artists. Space limited. To register, call Parks and Rec at 519-332-0330.

 Wednesday August 13th

Grove Music Series

The Summer Music Series at the Kenwick on the Lake Pavilion, 2759 Old Lakeshore Road, Bright’s Grove, 7:30 p.m. continues tonight. Featuring Borderline, the concert is free. Bring your own lawn chair! For more information, contact 519 332 0330 Ext. 3202.

Raptor Rescue

Representatives from the Bluewater Centre for Raptor Rehabilitation are the guest speakers 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  

 Thursday, Aug. 14

Music in the Gardens

The Melodies perform in the gardens as part of the free Strangway Community Centre music series, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., 260 East St. North. Bring your own chairs and blankets. Moves inside in bad weather. For more, call 519-332-0656

 Friday, Aug. 15

Outdoor Movie Festival

Bend it Like Beckham and Substream at second in a series of free outdoor movie and music nights presented by the Bluewater Sustainability Initiative Youth committee. Moore Sports Complex, Mooretown. Band begins at 7:30 p.m., movie at 9 p.m. For more, call 519-541-2398

Pig Roast Fundraiser

Dinner with a DJ and dancing at the Point Edward Optimist Hall, 210 Monk St. in Point Edward, from 6:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. Hosted by New Beginnings ABI & Stroke Recovery Association, with proceeds supporting brain injury and stroke survivors and caregivers. $20 per person. Must be 19. For more, call 519-491-2668 or visit www.newbeginnings-cksl.com

Vacation Bible School

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church offering a two-day Bible school on the theme, Wilderness Escape, at 261 Christina St. N. Friday, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. For more, call Cathy at 519-332-2662

Saturday, August 16   

Charity Latin Fiesta

Hosted by the Hispanic Community of Sarnia-Lambton, the second annual event features live Latin music, a late night snack, raffles and a Latin dance lesson. Polish Hall in Sarnia, 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Proceeds to Hope is Life, which helps abused and sexually exploited women and children in Congo, Africa. Tickets, $25. For more, call Nayi at 226-778-0234

Art and Craft Sale

Running Saturday and Sunday, ARTZscape by the Bay in Centennial Park features a juried show and sale of fine art and unique artisan works, with a food and beverage pavilion. Presented by Newalta & MIG Consulting Engineers, entry fee is a donation to Pathways Health Centre for Children. From Maxwell Street to McPherson Fountain. For more, contact artzscapeinfo@gmail.com or call Tracy at 519-542-3471, ext. 243

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.  The club also has public archery Tuesdays, starting at 6:30 p.m.

 Sunday, Aug. 17

Dog Wash and BBQ

Sarnia & District Humane Society’s annual dog wash and barbecue features nail trimming, lure coursing and other fun for owners and their canine companions. 131 Exmouth St., 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more, call 519-344-7064

Corn Roast

The Point Edward Service Club is hosting a corn and hot dog roast on its patio, from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., rain or shine, at 503 Michigan Ave., Cost, $5 per person, kids five and under free.  For more info, call 519-337-9822

 Monday, Aug. 18

Basketball Camp

St. Clair Secondary offering a summer basketball camp Aug. 18-22, daily from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Chance for boys and girls in Grades 2 to 9 to refine their skills and still stay active in the summer. Costs $60 a week. For more, including family rates, call Pete 519-332-1140 or 519-336-2867.

 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

 Sunday, August 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.

 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.