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What’s Happening, week of May 14

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What’s happening events must be open to the public, of general interest, 60 words or less, and received at least two weeks prior to the event. Please include ticket prices, if any, and a phone number or website where readers can obtain more information. Email notices to [email protected]

Wednesday, May 13

Green Drinks Sarnia

A social gathering & informal discussion of environmental issues, at Limbo Lounge (back room) at 6:30 p.m. Free and open to the public. Organic farmer Robert Halliday will lead the discussion on ‘Organic Integrity – Farm to Table.’

Quit Smoking

The Rapids Family Health Team hosts a Quit Smoking Workship at 1150 Pontiac Drive at 9 a.m. Free nicotine replacement. Call 519-339-8949. Also on May 22 at 10 a.m.

Friday, May 15

Digital Launch

The Sarnia Library celebrates the release of two new digital resources: hoopla digital and Gale Courses. 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Bring your devices and library cards. Cake and beverages served.

Saturday, May 16

Poker Run

“Mustang Sally Rally” beginning at 10 a.m. (registration 8 a.m.) Contact Pathways 519-542-3471 or Lambton Ford 519-464-4000.

Garage and Bake Sale

At Trinity Anglican Church (1194 Murphy Rd.) featuring books, jewelry, bake tables and lunch counter. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 519-542-9261

Community Yard Sale

The Blackwell Glen Subdivision hosts a community yard & plant sale, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Enter from Blackwell Side Road, off Confederation St.)

Photography Swap Meet

Buy, sell or trade new or used photography related items, at 100 Christina St. N., 10 a.m. to 3 p .m. Contact [email protected]

Relay Fundraiser

The Tote’s “R” Us Cancer Relay Team will host its annual BBQ/Bake sale/Raffle through to Monday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Degroot’s Nurseries. All proceeds to Relay for Life.

Sunday, May 17

Family Sundays

The Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery hosts free Family Sunday activities, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., covering various themes. Call 519-335-8127 for more.

Victorian Tea

The Moore Museum hosts a Victorian Tea from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $7 adults, $3 children and $2 preschoolers. For more, call 519-867-2020.

Monday, May 18

Preschool Sessions

New preschool sessions begin this week at most Lambton County Library branches, including Tales for Tots and Story Hour. For more, visit www.lclibrary.ca

Tuesday, May 19

Cancer Awareness

Cancer survivor Bryan Ball presents research on cancer, its causes and its prevention and treatment from dietary sources. Free, at Sarnia Library Theatre, 7 p.m.  For more, call 519-328-7054.

Wednesday, May 20

BBQ Dinner

Canon Davis Memorial Church (380 N. Russell St.) hosts a BBQ chicken dinner with ice cream sundaes, at 5 p.m. Cost is $15. Call 519-344-9531 to reserve tickets.

Thursday, May 21

Pasta Night

At the Dante Club, in support of Northern Collegiate’s Key Club and its charitable projects here and abroad, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Take out available. $12 adults, $10 students, $8 children under 12, $35 family of 4. Email [email protected] or see facebook.com/northernkeyclub

Friday, May 22

Friday Night Dancing

At the Police Hall (173 Exmouth St.) open to all adults. Music/DJ/Local bands beginning at 8 p.m. $10 cover. www.polishhallsarnia.ca

Saturday, May 23

Baby to Teen Bonanza

Fundraiser for Lambton County Christian Academy featuring clothing, toys, bedding, footwear, games, furniture and bikes, at Bethel Pentecostal Church gym, 1565 London Line, from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Call Cindy at 519-344-3283

Volunteer Training

The Sexual Assault Survivors’ Centre will host its crisis line Spring Volunteer Training from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., continuing on May 30. For more info, call 519-337-3154 or email [email protected]

Trivia Challenge

The 2nd annual Parish Cluster Trivia Challenge at Our Lady of Mercy hall (390 Christina St. N.) at 7 p.m. Prizes, draws, food & drinks. Teams of 4 to 6. Tickets $15 per person. Call 519-336-2653.

Relay Fundraiser

Garage and bake sale supporting Relay for Life team “Mercedes Angels” at 222 Stockwell St., Sarnia. 8 a.m. to 12 noon. All proceeds to Canadian Cancer Society.

Sunday, May 24

Strides For Change

Fourth annual 5km run/walk in support of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Sarnia-Lambton, with T-shirts, contests, prizes and lunch for all individuals and teams. Canatara Park, registration at 12 noon, walk at 1 p.m. Minimum $25 pledge. Call 519-339-9962 or email [email protected]

Fundraising Dinner

Grace United Church (990 Cathcard Blvd.) hosts “Lunches for Lansdowne” at 6 p.m. Dinner includes roasted pork loin, potatoes, vegetables & desserts. Adults $15, Kids $6 (5 & under free). Proceeds support hot lunches at Lansdowne School. Call 519-542-1203.

Monday, May 25

Book Club

The Sarnia Library hosts an Adult Mystery Book Club (drop-in) from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Call 519-337-3291.

Wednesday, May 27

Balance And Bones

A 4-week program to help improve balance and bone health offered in Corunna by the Rapids Family Health Team, 233 Cameron St. For more, call 519-813-9800.

Thursday, May 28


Anti-Poverty Workshop

Free workshop hosted by the Poverty Reduction Network featuring guest speakers from Citizens for Public Justice and Canada Without Poverty, who will discuss what communities can do. 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Christian Reformed Church, 1281 Exmouth St. Contact Thea at 519-542-5009 or [email protected].

Celebrity Men Fashion Event

The Kidney Foundation hosts this fundraiser at the Quality Inn, Point Edward at 6:30 p.m. Tickets $50. Call 519-344-3462.

Friday, May 29

Quilt Show

Sarnia Quilters’ Guild hosting a 2-day show ‘A Feast for the Eyes,’ featuring quilts, vendors, demonstrations, with a café lunch. Admission $6. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., (Sat., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) Grace United Church, 990 Cathcart Blvd. Contact [email protected] or 519-862-5787

Spoken Word

The Lawrence House Centre for the Arts welcomes anyone looking to perform poetry, writing, music, etc. All are welcome. 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Beef Dinner

In support of Habitat for Humanity, a dinner at Trinity Anglican Church featuring hip of beef au jus with Yorkshire pudding, musical entertainment and silent auction, 6 p.m., 1194 Murphy Rd. Tickets $20. Call 519-542-9261 or [email protected]

Sunday, May 31

Great Strides Walk

The Sarnia-Lambton Chapter of Cystic Fibrosis Canada hosts the annual Great Strides Walk, beginning at the Sarnia Kinsmen Centre (656 Lakeshore Rd.) Registration at 9 a.m. Event includes 5k walk/10k run, free BBQ and prizes. For more info, email [email protected] or visit www.cysticfibrosis.ca/greatstrides

Golden Hawk Ceremony

Rededication service for the F-86 Golden Hawk Sabre jet, which has been carefully restored and replaced on its pedestal in Germain Park, along with visiting pilots, aircraft and commemorative items available. 2 p.m., East Street entrance. For more, call John at 519-344-8050

Youth Choir

The Lambton Youth Choir presents a spring concert at Grace United Church, 990 Cathcart Blvd, at 3 p.m. No advance sales, donations at the door. For more, call 519-882-1514

Rock n’ Roll Concert

Camlachie United Church hosts “Frankie and the Fairlanes” at 3 p.m. Event includes music, a ‘50’s Diner’ menu, vintage car display and more. Call 519-899-4720 or 519-869-4103.

Tuesday, June 2

Cooking for 1 to 2

A free cooking class offered at the West Lambton Community Health Centre, 429 Exmouth St., 10:30 a.m. To register, call 519-344-3017, ext. 259

Prime Timers

Seniors program at Huron Baptist Church (1285 Michigan Ave.) at 10:30 a.m., featuring music by country-gospel trio Mercy, and lunch. Cost is $5. Call 519-542-4581.

Wednesday, June 3

Opera Luminata

Opera Liminata, which combines musical and theatrical presentation, concludes the final show in the Sarnia Concert Association’s 79th season at the Imperial Theatre. 7:30 p.m. Tickets by subscription, or $40 adults, $25 students. For more, call 519-344-7469

Steak Bingo

At the Corunna Legion, with 25 regular games and four cards for $25.  Food available. 350 Albert St., doors open 6 p.m., play at 7 p.m. For more, call 519-862-1240

Friday, June 5

Butterfly Plants

For three days, Rayjon selling pots of butterfly-attracting flowers to raise money for projects in Haiti. $20 each, 2/$30. DeGroot’s Nurseries, 1840 London Line, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. For more, call Dianne at 519-862-1963

Benefit Concert

The Bluewater Chamber Choir presents the 2nd annual Voicedance, a benefit concert with proceeds going to “Lunches for Lansdowne” with special guest choir, Sursum Corda Male Chorus. 7:30 p.m. Donations accepted. Call 519-542-1203.

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