What’s happening: week of Aug 22

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 info@thesarniajournal.ca

 

Thursday, Aug. 22

 

Entertainment Series

Summer Entertainment Series featuring Macsmusic at the Germain Park Garden, 7 p.m. Free admission. For more, call 519-332-0330 or visit www.sarnia.ca

 

Art Pod

An art workshop designed for children ages 6-11 with special needs and an interest in fine arts. Caretaker or respite worker required. Participants should be able to follow one-step directions. Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, 147 Lochiel St., 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Free, give what you can. Must register by calling 519-336-8127 ext. 3226

 

Gallery Listening Tour

Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery offering a 30-45 minute musically inspired tour of the Photography in Canada 1960-2000 exhibit. 147 Lochiel St., 7 p.m. All ages welcome. Free, give what you can. Must register by calling 519-336-8127 ext. 3226 or visit the gallery website.

 

Saturday, Aug. 24

 

Hobbyfest

Annual Hobbyfest featuring interactive activities and displays. Germain Park and Strangway Centre, 260 East St. N., 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more, call 519-332-0330 or visit www.sarnia.ca

 

Block Party

The inaugural Mitton Village Block Party to feature live music, food, vendors and art installations, in the parking lot beside Shopper’s Drug Mart, 135 Mitton St. S. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

 

Paddling

The Lambton Outdoor Club is paddling Turnip Rock in Michigan. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

Hiking

The Lambton Outdoor Club is hiking at Esli Dodge Conservation Area, a scenic area in Forest. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

Museum Exhibits

The Plympton-Wyoming Museum exhibits include Military, Early Settlers, Post World War II Immigration and Great Storm of 1913. 6745 Camlachie Rd., open Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Sundays 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. until Sept. 1. Also open Sept. 28, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. For more, visit www.plymptonwyomingmuseum.ca

 

Open Studio Show

Local artist J. Allison Robichaud holding a two-day open house art studio show featuring oils, landscapes, floral and still life works. Saturday and Sunday, 611 Errol Rd., 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more, call 519-344-9071

 

Community Picnic

Sarnia Pride and Transgender Association hosting Community Picnic at the pavilion by the playground in Canatara Park, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Free will donations. RSVP to sarniapride@gmail.com with number of hamburgers and hotdogs required. Veggie burgers available. For more, visit the SPATA Facebook page

 

Sunday, Aug. 25

 

Jazz & Big Band

The Sarnia Community Foundation presents Sensational Sunday Sounds, a tribute to Dr. D featuring Heather Bambrick and the Bluewater Big Band. Dante Club, 1330 London Rd., 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Cash bar. Tickets $25, available at Sarnia Community Foundation office. For more, call 519-332-2588

 

Cycling

The Lambton Outdoor Club is riding to Alton Farms winery and the Forest Stonepicker Brewery. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

 

Rally

The Sarnia Muslim Association is holding a rally in solidarity with the people of Jammu and Kashmir, at Sarnia City Hall, Sunday, Aug. 25, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call 519-384-9657

 

Monday, Aug. 26

 

Herb Society

Lambton County Herb Society presents “Global Availability,” a presentation on the wonder of Ma Huang, at 135 Kathleen Ave., 6:30 p.m. For more, call 519-541-9587

 

Tuesday, Aug. 27

 

Dismas Fellowship

A group that provides a safe and welcoming place for former prisoners, friends and family has moved from a church to the Inn of the Good Shepherd. Meets first Tuesday monthly at 115 John St., 4:30 p.m., which includes a meal at 6 p.m. For more, call Rachel at Rachel at 519-381-5182 or dismassarnia@gmail.com

 

Wednesday, Aug. 28

 

Fibromyalgia

The Arthritis Society offering a free workshop to find strategies to live well with fibromyalgia. Rapids Family Health Team, 1150 Pontiac Dr., 10 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 1-800-321-1433 ext. 1221

 

Recovery Canada

Recovery Canada offers weekly peer-led, self-help group meetings using cognitive-based therapy to overcome fear, anxiety, stress and panic. Meetings Wednesdays weekly at Our Lady of Mercy Parish Hall, 390 Christina St. N., 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more, contact Rita at 519-867-2932 or Brenda at glspectra@gmail.com

 

Seaway Sounds

Seaway Sounds is an a cappella, barbershop-style singing group for women that’s currently recruiting. Meets Wednesdays 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at All Saints Anglican Church Parish Hall, 248 Vidal St. N. For more, or to arrange a no-obligation visit, call Diane at 519-344-8621

 

Day Hospice

St. Joseph’s Hospice offers Day Hospice to anyone living with a life-limiting illness. Second and fourth Wednesdays monthly. Entertainment, lunch and supportive sharing. Assessment required prior to attendance. Free. For more, contact Lisa Adams at 519-337-0537 ext. 126 or ladams@sjhospice.ca

 

Slow Spokes

The Lambton Outdoor Slow Spokes are riding from Courtright to Sarnia.  For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

Saturday, Aug. 31

Hiking

The Lambton Outdoor Club is hiking at Joany’s Woods. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

Motorcycle Poker Run

9th Annual Legion to Legion Veterans Motorcycle Poker Run beginning at Corunna Legion, 350 Albert St., registration 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., depart at 11:45 a.m. Breakfast available. Entertainment, food, beverages and prizes at Corunna Legion upon return. $10 per person. For more, call 519-862-1240

 

Monday, Sept. 2

 

Labour Day Parade

The 2019 Labour Day Parade will begin at Front & Wellington streets at 9:30 a.m. and proceed North to Centennial Park. Trophies for Best Union Float, Best Representation, Best Band, and more. For more, contact SDLC President or Office at 519-542-2375 or sdlc@bellnet.ca

 

Low Impact Exercise

West Lambton Community Health Centre hosting Riverside low impact exercise at Centennial Park Flag Court, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Register at first class. For more, call 519-344-3017, ext. 237

 

Tuesday, Sept. 3

 

Women’s Fitness

Free bootcamp-style fitness class including cardiovascular, strength and flexibility exercises. Suitable for most levels. Consult Primary Care Provider before participating. Offered by Twin Bridges NPLC. 153 Christina St. S. (Front Street entrance), 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays until Sept. 24. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Yoga

Twin Bridges NPLC offering free yoga program for adults.

Suitable for most levels. Bring your own mat. 153 Christina St. S. (Front Street entrance), 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays until Sept. 24. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Low Impact Exercise

West Lambton Community Health Centre hosting Canatara low impact exercise at Canatara picnic pavilion, right of the bandshell, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesdays. Register at first class. For more, 519-344-3017, ext. 237

 

Wednesday, Sept. 4

 

Mindful Living

Twin Bridges NPLC offering a four-week session to share topics and strategies related to mindfulness in everyday life. 153 Christina St. S., 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Wednesdays until Sept. 25. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Sleep Happy

Practical tips on how to sleep well, why people have problems sleeping and common sleep problems/disorders. Includes info on environment, relationships, emotions, pharmacological and nutrition. West Lambton Community Health Centre, 429 Exmouth St., 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Call 519-344-3017, ext. 23

 

Slow Spokes

The Lambton Outdoor Slow Spokes are riding bike trails in London. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

Thursday, Sept. 5

 

Meditation

Twin Bridges NPLC offering a free four-week session for individuals with an established meditation practice and are interested in group setting for guided meditation. 153 Christina St. S. (Front St. entrance), 12 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. Thursdays until Sept. 26. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Women’s Group

Individual and group reflection on various topics, including authenticity, vulnerability, shame, courage and owning your story. Twin Bridges NPLC, 153 Christina St. S., 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursdays until Sept. 26. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Bust a Move

Create your own musical beat to “Bust a Move” to at West Lambton Community Health Centre’s five-week program. 429 Exmouth St., 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursdays. For more, call 519-344-3017, ext. 237