What’s Happening, Week of June 5

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, June 5

Health Seminar

Dr. David Armstrong, a gastroenterologist, will discuss how to manage chronic constipation, including causes and relief. Free, all welcome. Rapids Family Health Team, Corunna site, 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. For more, call 519-813-9800.

 Friday, June 6

The Beer Show

Friday and Saturday, more than a dozen breweries, including Sarnia’s own Refined Fool, sampling, live music and more in the Bayside Centre, part of the Artwalk weekend. Tickets, $10, four-ounce sample tickets $1 each. For more, visit www.beershow.ca.

Fish Fry

Sarnia branch of the Royal Canadian Naval Association hosting a fish fry, made with fresh local fish, at the branch hall, 1420 Lougar St., at 6 p.m. All welcome. Cost, $17. For more, call 519-344-0331.

Free Concert

The local band Acoustic Buzz will perform revisited classics and modern hits at Cheeky Money, 130 Christina St. N. from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. as part of First Friday festivities. For more, visit www.cheekymonkeysarnia

Comedy Night

Sal Demilio will headline when Comedy Night returns to Stokes Bay Grill and Bar. The show starts at 9 p.m. A table of four is $50. For more, call 519-337-8466.

 Saturday, June 7

Kids Funfest

The 19th annual event offers free fun for the whole family with more than 100 community groups taking part. Activities, entertainment, an interactive science zone, environmental zone, animal exhibits and more. 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., outdoor grounds at Clearwater Arena. For more, call Rachel at 519-332-0330 Ext. 3218 or visit www.sarnia.ca

Family Fun Day

The Sarnia Lakeshore Optimist Club is hosting a free family fun day at Newton Park with inflatables, fire truck rides, balloons, face painting, hotdogs, pop and cotton candy. Corner of Cathcart and McCrie, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more, contact Brian at 519-344-4884

Car Seat Clinic

A free clinic will be held in Point Edward to ensure the child car seat in your vehicle was properly installed. Bring your child, and seat and vehicle manuals. Lambton Public Health, 160 Exmouth St., from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. For more, call 519-344-2062 ext. 2111

Flea Market

The second annual Grace United Church flea market and trunk sale with household goods, sporting goods, hardware, books, jewelry and a barbecue. Admission free, 990 Cathcart Blvd., from 9 a.m. till 12 noon. Trunk sale parking spaces available for $10, or 3/$25. For more contact Pauline at kferguson25@cogeco.ca or call 519-542-1203.

Garage Sale

A garage and bake sale and barbecue will be held at Bluewater Country, 5700 Blackwell Sideroad, from 8 a.m. to noon.  Rain or shine, and all welcome.  For more, contact Diana at 519-542-2787 or diana.bouffard@gmail.com

Free Workout

Curves is offering free guided workouts from 8 a.m. to 12 noon in recognition of National Health and Fitness Day. 1362 Lambton Mall Road, Unit 20. For more, call 519-541-0035

 Sunday, June 8

Artist Open House

Floral and landscape painter J. Allison Robichaud holding a studio open house, 611 Errol Rd. West, 12 noon to 4 p.m. For more, call 519-344-9071.

 Tuesday, June 10

Residential Schools

Geraldine Robertson will discuss residential schools at the next meeting of the Ontario Genealogical Society, Lambton County Branch. At the LDS Church, 1400 Murphy Rd., 7:30 p.m. All welcome. For more, contact Janet at 519-383-0468, or email jdlk@bell.net

 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

Public Speaking

Anyone who wants to practice the art of public speaking is invited to the Hospitable Toastmasters open House, 12 noon to 1 p.m., Residence on the St. Clair, 70 Front St.  A free light lunch will be offered. For more, call Julie at 519-336-5540, ext. 226.

 Thursday, June 12

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 stampedeofcolour@gmail.com

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 sarniaroadrunners@gmail.com

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

 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

 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 
sbennison@tourismsarnialambton.com

 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 walkamilesarnia@hotmail.com

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