WHAT’S HAPPENING, Week of July 23

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

Friday July 24

Quit Smoking

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free ‘quit smoking’ workshop and nicotine replacement therapy program, 1150 Pontiac Dr., 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

Free Movie Night

Sarnia’s Youth CHAT is hosting an outdoor tobacco-free movie night behind Clearwater Arena on Wellington Street, featuring the Disney movie Big Hero 6 and free popcorn, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more, call 519-344-2062 ext. 2167

Saturday, July 25

Hiking

Join the Lambton Outdoors Club for a three-hour hike from the Canatara Park Animal Farm at 9 a.m. to Rainbow Park and return. Level easy. Contact Bruce at 519-862-1234

Rabies Clinic

Sarnia & District Humane Society and Blue Cross host a rabies clinic at 131 Exmouth St., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost, $25 per animal. For more, call 519-344-7064

Sunday, July 26

Fairy Princess Gathering

In the “forest” beside the Humane Society, a fairy princess and woodland creature gathering featuring crafts, fairy show, refreshments, butterfly station, etc. Cost, $25 per child (parents, children under 2 free). Proceeds to the shelter. 131 Exmouth St., 12 noon to 3 p.m. For more, call 519-344-7064

Boat Cruise

Beer Me! Sarnia hosting a cruise aboard the Duc d’Orleans in support of local food organization One Tomato, featuring food and live music. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tickets, $49, available at www.BeerMeSarnia.com. For more, contact kris@beermesarnia.com

Celtic Music

The Bluewater Ceili Band will play at Two Amigos (Murphy Road, Sarnia) from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Free admission. For more, call 519-869-8687.

Monday, July 27

Movie

The Sarnia Library will host a free viewing of the film “Cars” at 7 p.m. Admission is free, but donates for the Inn of the Good Shepherd food bank are accepted. Call 519-337-3291.

Summer Art Camp

Week-long camp for children ages six to 12 at the Lawrence House featuring drawing, painting and sculpture with the focus on creatures and machines that fly. Art materials provided. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. $44 daily, $150 for week. For more, or registration info, call 519-332-0330, ex.3217

Tuesday, July 28

Hiking

Join the Lambton Outdoors Club for a two-hour Sarnia Historical Tour, meeting 6:30 p.m. at the Centennial Park flag court. Level Easy. Contact Doug at 519-330-4960

Mitton Street Mural

Course offered July 28-31 for youth ages 13 to 18 that will result in a graffiti-style mural at a Mitton Street business. Judith & Alix Art Gallery, 147 Lochiel St., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free, but registration required. For more, call 519-336-8127

Charity Boat Cruise

Hi-Way Bowl hosts a cruise aboard the Duc d’Orleans with live music from Rob Jenkins and The Room. Proceeds to Sarnia & District Humane Society. Tickets $25. Boarding at 6:30 p.m. For more, call 519-542-2234

Saturday, Aug. 1

Model Airplane Meet

Sarnia-based Bluewater RC Flyers hold their annual scale model meet, with radio controlled airplanes of all ages and wingspans to nine feet, 2590 Petrolia Line, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission, $5 per car. All welcome. Food bank donations appreciated. For more, visit www.bluewaterrcflyers.info

Sunday, Aug. 2

Cycling

Lambton Outdoor Club organizing a five-hour, medium-level ride from Shetland to Parks Blueberry farm. Meet at Cathcart Boulevard tennis courts at 8:30 a.m. Helmets mandatory. For more, call Jim at 519-542-8141

Monday, Aug. 3

Musical Theatre Day Camp

Stars of Tomorrow begins today and runs to Aug. 9. For more, call 519-490-4373 or email hollymayea2003@hotmail.com.

Wednesday, Aug. 5

Children’s Art Workshop

Volunteers with the Sarnia Artist Workshop, in co-operation with the city, offer classes at the Canatara Park Animal Farm picnic shelter, 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. for ages 5-8, or 1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. for ages 9-11. $10 per session. For more, call 519- 332-0330, ext. 3218

Thursday, Aug. 6

Hot August Nights

The Sarnia Street Machines host the 10th annual event at Canatara Park from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Music from Bordeline, and Scott Manery & the Barnburners. Admission by donation. Proceeds to Pathways Health Centre for Children.

Friday, Aug. 7

Live Music

Big Highway playing at Cheeky Monkey as part of the First Friday downtown cultural walkabout, along with an art show and sale by Steward Wayne Fanning, 130 Christina St., 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more, call 519-332-0978

Movie in the Park

Bright’s Grove Library screening the movie ‘Home’ at an all ages drop-in starting at 8:30 p.m. Bring blankets and lawnchairs. Refreshments available. For more call 519-869-2351

Saturday, Aug. 8

San Rocco Festival

43rd annual event happening Saturday & Sunday at Clearwater Arena. Admission is free, everyone welcome. Food booths, live music, bocce tournaments, kids’ games, dance contest and more. Call 519-384-2796 or email sanroccosarnia@gmail.com

Hiking

Lambton Outdoor Club hosting an easy, two-hour Pinery Beach walk

Pinery Beach Walk. Bring a swim suit and lunch. Meet at 8:30 a.m. at Bright’s Grove shopping area. For more, call Lester at 519-542-7329

Sunday, Aug. 9

Cycling

Lambton Outdoor Club organizing a 70-kilometre return ride from Inwood to Parks Blueberry Farm. Meet 8 a.m. at Cathcart Boulevard tennis courts. Helmets mandatory. For more, call Margaret at 519-542-8905

Monday, Aug. 10

Olympic Art Camp

Week-long camp for children ages six to 12 at the Lawrence House with winter and summer sport themes celebrating Olympic athletes. Art materials provided. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. $44 daily, $150 for week. For more, or registration info, call 519-332-0330, ex.3217

Toy Hacking

At Point Edward Library, tweens can bring in unloved toys to hack apart and reassemble into new creations. 10 a.m. pre-register by calling 519-336-3291

Wednesday, Aug. 12

Nerf Olympics

Team-based play with Nerf guns including target accuracy and a “man hunt,” at the Bright’s Grove Library, 6 p.m. Pre-register by calling 519-869-2351

Friday, Aug. 14

Puppet Show

Kids on the Block puppeteers present an all-ages show about inclusiveness, acceptance and cultural awareness. Drop-in, 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. For more, call Sarnia Children’s Library at 519-337-3291

Saturday, Aug. 15

Moto-Mode Rally

A 200-km charity dice run for motorcycles of 50cc and up, with all proceeds going to NeighbourLink. Register at WCK Honda, 584 St. Clair Parkway, Corunna. 9 a.m. start, rain or shine. Registration, $30, includes breakfast, prizes. Passengers free. For more, call Janice at 519-332-5875

Charity Auction

Collectors Haven (464 N. Christina St.) will host an auction at 1 p.m. Items include coins, jewelry, collectors items and more. Proceeds to the Pregnancy Crisis Centre. Call 519-491-2326.

Cycling

Lambton Outdoor Club organizing an easy, 35km ride to Corunna for lunch and return. Meet 9:30 a.m. at Centennial Park fish fountain. Helmets mandatory. For more, call Stan at 519-336-9907

Artzscape by the Bay

Two-day art show and sale in Centennial Park featuring live music, food, licensed dining pavilion and dozen of artisans with jewelry, paintings, metalwork, fabric art, glass, photography, etc. in support of Pathways. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more, call 519-542-3471, ext. 243