What’s Happening, Week of July 31

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 July 30th

Grove Music Series

Located at the Kenwick on the Lake Pavilion, 2759 Old Lakeshore Road, Bright’s Grove, 7:30 pm, a free music concert is available to the public.  Featuring Gary Boyle & South Winds tonight. Bring your own lawn chair! For more information, contact 519 332 0330 Ext. 3202.

 Thursday, July 31

First World War

The Stanley Kubrick movie “Paths of Glory” will be shown on the 100th anniversary of the war at the Sarnia Library Theatre at 7 p.m., followed by a discussion. Film is free but space is limited. Call 519-337-3291 to reserve seats.

Public Speaking

Rene Vander Pryt, a contestant at the Toastmasters International World Championship of Public Speaking, will rehearse the speeches he will present in Kuala Lampur this September, offering attendees public speaking tips at no cost. River City Centre, 260 Mitton St., from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. For more, contact Dianne at 519-381-6117

Music in the Gardens

The Celtic Trio performs 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. 1

Live Music

Mike Blackmore, Chris Molyneaux and Dan Martin perform at Cheeky Monkey, 130 Christina St. North as part of the August First Friday cultural walkabout, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Also opening is an exhibit by emerging visual artists commemorating Sarnia’s 100 years as a city. For more, visit www.cheekymonkeysarnia.ca

 Saturday, Aug. 2

Model Airplane Rally

The Sarnia-based Bluewater R/C Flyers invite the public to  their 37th annual scale model airplane rally at 2590 Petrolia Line.  Many different models, demonstrations. Entry, $5 per car. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more, call Al at 519-862-2184

 Sunday, Aug. 3

Celebrating Polish History

The “Our History – Our Heroes” project presents the Warsaw Raising ’44 exhibit, Sarnia Library, 124 Christina Street S. Auditorium open from 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. The 70th anniversary of the uprising features archival photos, the short film “City of Ruins” and insurgent songs. For more, call Krystyna at 519-336-2582 or visit ourhistoryourheroes@gmail.com

 Tuesday, Aug. 5

Vacation Bible School

Four-day Bible school starts at Dunlop United Church, for children age five to 12 year, from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. daily. $5 per day, to maximum of $50 per family. To register, call 519-337-3061 or e-mail dunlopuc@on.aibn.com

  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

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

Bright’s Grove Concert

An afternoon of music at Kenwick on the Lake, starting at 2 p.m. Food and refreshments available. Admission is a donation to the Sunshine Foundation Dream for Kids. For more, call 1-800-461-7935

 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.