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What’s Happening, Week of June 12

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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 where to obtain more information. Email notices to [email protected].

 Wednesday, June 11

Steak Bingo

All are welcome to attend a ‘steak bingo’ at the The Royal Canadian Legion hall in Corunna, 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Doors opens at 6 p.m.  For more, phone 519-862-1240.

The Choking Game

Information session on the facts and warning signs of a so-called game that’s claimed the lives of four children in Southwestern Ontario. Presented by Jacob’s Legacy of Love and the Camlachie United Church, 7 p.m., intersection of Camlachie and Lakeshore roads. For more, call (519) 899-4720

Thursday, June 12


Sarnia Ribfest begins a four-day run at Hiawatha Horse Park with a full slate of ribbers, a midway, youth talent search and four days of free concerts featuring 18 different bands and musical acts, including SnakeBite and the Road Apples. For more, visit www.sarniaribfest.com

Surf and Turf

A lobster and beef tenderloin feast in support of the Inn of the Good Shepherd at the Holiday Inn, Point Edward, with seafood stations, cocktails, auction and live music. Dress casual. Starts at 5:30 p.m. Tickets, $75, available at the Inn, Holiday Inn, and www.theinnsarnia.ca

 Friday, June 13

Benefit Dinner

Sarnia Saints Rugby Club holding a “Playing it Forward” benefit dinner for a trio of firefighter organizations, with auctions, live music by Chemical Valley and prizes.  Jack Doyle’s Irish Pub, 5:30 p.m. Tickets $20. Followed by a Rugby Day at Norm Perry Park on June 21. For more, visit www.sarniarugby.com

Concert Series

The Lefties will rock the stage in the fifth concert in Friday Night Concert Series at Stokes Bay Grill and Bar. Doors open at 9 p.m. and there is no cover charge. For more call 519-337-8466.

Chase the Rainbow

St. Clair Secondary School is hosting the first ever Stampede of Colour Run/Walk/Jog to promote the positive effects of physical activity. Event for the whole community, families and alumni. Pre-registration at 6 p.m., event begins at 7 p.m. For more, visit www.stampedeofcolour.weebly.com or email [email protected]

Relay for Life

Annual community event at Clearwater Arena Park brings together 1,000 people in teams raising money in the fight against cancer. 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. For more visit www.relayforlife.ca/sarnia or call (519) 332-0042

 Saturday, June 14

Bike Rodeo

Cyclists of all ages are invited to an event featuring free food, bike safety courses, prizes, giveaways, free food and booths set up for organizations and businesses to promote safety. Sponsored by Corunna Community Policing Committee and Moore Optimists, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Corunna Legion Hall. For more, call Shaun at 519-862-5903.

Roadrunners Run

The Sarnia Roadrunners present one, three and 10 kilometre runs at Canatara Park, starting at 8:30 a.m. Events begin at the cannon. All walkers and runners welcome. Cost, $3, no preregistration required.  For more, visit [email protected]

Mixed Martial Arts

Several local fighters are part of the 10-bout lineup in the Professional Fighting Series III taking place at the Sarnia Arena, 134 Brock St. Doors open 5:30 p.m., frights start at 7:00 p.m. For more, visit www.avantguardproductions.com

Church Garage Sale

Small appliances, luggage, furnishings, nick-knacks and more featured at a Corunna United Church garage sale, in support of Western University medical students assisting in Tanzania. 198 Hill St., 8 a.m. to 12 noon. For more, call Mary at 519-862-1052 or visit [email protected]

 Sunday, June 15

Boys’ Home Run

The 28th annual Huron House Boys’ Home run/walk/skate/bike on June 15, Father’s Day, at Mike Weir Park, starting at 8 a.m. Pre-registration mandatory, at Lambton Mall, outside Running Room and Play it Again Sports, on June 13, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., and June 14, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more, call519-869-4000 or visit www.boyshomerun.ca

Father’s Day Breakfast

Sarnia Legion, Branch 62, hosting a Father’s Day breakfast at the Front Street hall, from 10 a.m. to noon. Tickets, $7, available at the door. For more, call Anne at 519-336-2841, or www.sarnialegion.ca

Wednesday, June 18

Rural Business

A rural business trade show will be held at the St. Clair Parkway Golf Course in Mooretown, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Forty exhibit tables. Entry is $10, free to local Chamber of Commerce members. For more, visit www.sarnialambtonchamber.com

Additive Manufacturing 101

Keynote speaker James Janeteas, President of Cimetrix Solutions Inc., will discuss how manufacturers can gain an advantage with additive manufacturing at the Western Sarnia-Lambton Research Park, 1086 Modeland Rd., 1040 Conference Room, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., or 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Hosted by Bluewater Technology Access Centre, a division of Lambton College. To register email [email protected]

 Friday, June 20

Free barbecue

Tourism Sarnia-Lambton is hosting a free barbecue and cruise aboard the Duc D’Orleans II as part of National Tourism Week. At the Front Street dock, with parking at Bayshore Lot. 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more, call Shaelyn or 519-336-3232 ext. 235, or 
[email protected]

 Saturday, June 21

Anti-Violence Walk

Second annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event, to raise money and awareness to end domestic violence in our community. Hosted by the Women’s Interval Home. At Lambton Mall, beginning at 11 a.m. For more, visit [email protected]

Summer Kick Off

Annual summer kick-off featuring a full slate of bands, motorcycle show, refreshments and a barbecue at the Corunna Legion, Albert and Beckwith streets, Corunna. Starts at 11:00 a.m., bands and motorcycle show ($5 registration) start at 1 p.m. General entry is free, but non-perishable food donations appreciated. For more, call 519-862-1240.

Indoor Yard Sale

A yard and bake sale hosted by the Lambton Daughters of the Nile Club will be held in the basement of the Masonic Hall, 245 Essex St., 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Proceeds to Shriners Hospitals for Children – Canada.  For more, call 519-542-6738.

Book Sale

St. Paul’s United Church hosting a book sale with morning coffee and treats, Emma and Devine streets, 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon. Admission $2. Proceeds support work of United Church Women.

 Sunday, June 22

Books and Biscotti

A literary celebration to launch three books: Italian Canadians At Table, co-edited by Loretta Gatto-White and Delia De Santis; Tarnished Trophies, by Debbie Okun Hill; and Conspicuous Accents, edited by Licia Canton. Dante Club, Dante Club, 1330 London Road, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more call Delia 519-869-6852.

Band Concert

The Lambton Concert Band is offering a free concert under musical director Tessa Catton and guest conductor Charles Dalmas.  Sarnia Library, 2 p.m. Admission free, with free-will donation at door. For more, call Alison at 519-337-9870

 Monday, June 23

Seniors Cruise

The 35th annual Seniors Cruise offers a St. Clair River outing aboard the Duc D’Orleans II, food and refreshments. As usual, the only cost is only a smile. Cruises leave at approximately, 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., noon, 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. from the Front Street dock, rain or shine.  For more, call 519-344-8829, ext. 306


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