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What’s Happening, week of June 11

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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, June 10

Church Anniversary

On its 90th anniversary, United Church of Canada Moderator Gary Paterson leads workshop on increasing diversity within the church. Central United, 220 George St., 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Register at 519-344-4561. Historic items on display at 6 p.m., followed by a procession from City Hall, and worship service and mass choir at 7 p.m.

Thursday, June 11

Surf Inn Turf

Fundraiser for the Inn of the Good Shepherd featuring East Coast lobster and beef tenderloin with live music, prizes and a live auction at the Holiday Inn, 1498 Venetian Blvd. Tickets, $80. Patio reception at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. For more, call 519-344-1746, ext. 303

400th Anniversary

All invited to ceremony marking 400th anniversary of the Francophone presence in Ontario, hosted by Ecole Les Rapides and Franco-Jeunesse schools, featuring a tree planting, choir and plaque presentation. Bayshore Park (Front and London), 10:30 a.m. For more, call Sorinna at 416-432-1338

Fogo Island Reflections

Assistant curator Darryn Doull reflects on his residency at Fogo Island, Newfoundland. Free, 7 p.m. Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery

147 Lochiel St. For more, call 519-336-8127

Friday, June 12

Fred Eaglesmith

The Fred Eaglesmith Traveling Steam Show performs at the Sarnia Library Auditorium at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 available at Cheeky Monkey.

Saturday, June 13

Kids Funfest

20th annual version of Kids Funfest with over 80 activities for children aged one to 12, including games, rides, inflatables, music and more. On the open grounds behind Clearwater Arena, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free. For more, call 519-332-0330, 3202/3218 or www.sarnia.ca

Giant Garage Sale

Lambton Seniors Association garage sale on the back parking lot at 420 East St. North, from 8 a.m. to 12 noon. Tables available. Call 519-491-6105


Sarnia Roadrunners present 1, 3, 5 and 10 km runs, starting 8:30 a.m.  Start at Canatara Park cannon. Cost is $3.  All runners and walkers welcome.  For more, contact [email protected]

Charity Yard Sale

North-end community charity yard sale at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 1299 Murphy Rd, from 8 a.m. to 12 noon. Vendors welcome. Coffee and donuts available. For more, call Dina at 519-466-5680

Spring Flea Market

Flea market and trunk sale at Grace United Church, 990 Cathcart Blvd., 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Free admission. Parking spaces for trunk sale $10, or three for $25. For more contact Pauline at 519-339-9763, or kferguson25@cogeco

Sunday, June 14  

Canoe & Kayak

Lambton Outdoors Club hosts an outing to the Walpole-Snye River Area. Five to six hour paddle, level easy. To reserve a spot contact Judy at 519-336-3919 several day in advance


Lambton Outdoors Club cycle outings. Meet at the Cathcart Boulevard tennis courts at 8:30 a.m.. One group drives to Dashwood, then cycles to Bayfield and back. 45 kilometres, level easy. Call Leslie at 519-882-3435. Another drives to Mount Carmel, cycles to Bayfield, 70 km return. Helmets mandatory. Call Walley at 519-336-1883

Church Anniversary

Redeemer Lutheran Church celebrates its 80th anniversary in Sarnia with a special service at 10 a.m., with guest preacher Rev. Derek Mathers. 429 Indian Rd. For more, call Carolyn at 519-466-0190

Family Sundays

Families create art together each Sunday in June at the Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. 147 Lochiel St. Free, donations appreciated. For more, call 519-336-8127

Monday, June 15

The Wealthy Barber

St. Clair Child & Youth presents “An Evening with David Chilton” co-star of CBC’s Dragons’ Den and author of The Wealthy Barber, at the Imperial Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 and include a copy of The Wealthy Barber Returns. Tickets available through Imperial Theatre Box Office, 519-344-7469.

Elder Abuse

Sarnia-Lambton Elder Abuse Awareness Network planting a tree at the Aamjiwnaang First Nation Community Centre, 12 noon, 1972 Virgil Ave., to recognize World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Free BBQ lunch. For more, call 519-384-5715

Tuesday, June 16

Pan Am Games Torch

Sarnia hosts arrival of the Pan Am & Para Pan Am Games torch at city hall, 9 a.m., then on to the athletics track on East Street and the Aamjiwnaang First Nation. For more, call 519-332-0330, ext. 3202

Job Fair

At Express Employment Professionals, 347 Christina St., from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Bring your resume. For more, call 519-336-7962

Wednesday June 17

Great Lakes Conference

Sarnia-Lambton hosting the three-day annual meeting and conference of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative, bringing together elected leaders, businesses and environmental groups. Holiday Inn Conference Centre, Wednesday to Friday. For more, visit www.sarnialambton2015.ca

Quit Smoking

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free ‘quit smoking’ workshop and nicotine replacement therapy program, 1150 Pontiac Dr., 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

Digital Resources

Learn about hoopla digital (movies and music) and Gale Courses during a drop-in at the Mallroad Library. 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Bring your devices and library card. Apple and Google Play Store passwords required. For more, call 519-542-2580


Lambton Outdoors Club host a two-hour outing at Bright’s Grove Beach, meeting at 7 p.m. Call Hank at 519-542-2590 or 519- 336-2174

Annual General Meetings

The Sexual Assault Survivors’ Centre of Sarnia-Lambton and the Women’s Interval Home holding their annual general meetings, beginning at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. respectively. 681 Oxford St. For more, call 519-337-3154

Demystifying Palliative Care

Doctors Allison Crombeen and Glen Maddison describe palliative care and dispel myths and fears that people have about it. Community outreach illness support programs also discussed. Open to all. St. Joseph’s Hospice, 475 Christina St. N., 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. For more, call Lisa at 519-337-0537

Thursday, June 18

Author Event

Michael Banovsky, author of Weird Cars, discusses his love of unusual vehicles at a fundraiser for the Organization for Literacy in Lambton. Kiwanis Centre, 180 N. College Ave., 7 p.m. Tickets $10. For more, call 519-332-4876

Saturday, June 20

Dental Family Day

At RiverEdge Dental, a fun day featuring a barbecue, children’s crafts, face painting, balloon shaping and teeth counting. 1330 Exmouth St., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more, call 519-541-0505

Summer Kick Off

Corunna Legion hosts a party open to all featuring four live bands, backyard BBQ, motorcycle show and shine and open bar, starting at 11 a.m. Free admission. Canned good donations appreciated. Bring a lawn chair. 350 Albert St. For more, call 519-862-1240

Sunshine BBQ

Barbecue for the local Sunshine Foundation featuring hamburgers, hot dogs and fried onions, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., M&M Meats, 1362 Lambton Mall Rd., For more, call Marie at 519-491-5637

Archery 3-D Shoot

Lambton Sportsman’s Club hosting a 3-D archery shoot at 521 Bickford Line (at Highway 40), from 8:00 a.m. to 12 noon. Non-members, $10. Children under 15, free with paid adult. Lunch available. Other shoots July 18, Aug. 15 and Sept. 19. For more, contact Elsie at 519-867-3940, or Len at 519-344-7009

Community Bed Drive

NeighbourLink volunteers will come to your home between 9 a.m. to 12 noon in Sarnia, Point Edward and Bright’s Grove to pick up donation of gently-used beds (free from rips, urine stains & bedbugs) to help low-income families. To arrange pick up call 519-336-5465


Lambton Outdoors Club outing to Port Franks for a 2.5 hour, medium-level hike, with some steep dunes. Meet 9 a.m. at Bright’s Grove, near Shopper’s Drug Mart. Bring snacks and water. Call Greg at 519-344-3755

Charity Latin Fiesta

Catholic Hispanic Community of Sarnia-Lambton hosts 3rd annual event at the Polish Hall, featuring live Latin music, entertainment, snacks and raffles, with proceeds supporting development projects in Africa and Colombia. 173 Exmouth St. Tickets, $20, can be ordered at [email protected]

Sunday, June 21

Adrenaline Trail

A new addition to the Huron House Boys’ Home’s annual/walk/skate/bike on Father’s Day, featuring teams of four competing in 10 challenges that test body, mind and teamwork. Mike Weir Park TIME. Age 18 plus. Assigned times, starting at 7 a.m. For more, visit adrenalinetrail.ca or Sharon at [email protected] or Kathy at 519-330-7181

Garden Tour

Sarnia Communities in Bloom presents the 3rd annual Summer Solstice Garden Tour from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. featuring 8 gardens. Tickets $12 available at DeGroot’s, Jenny’s Floral Studio, LaPier’s Flowers & Gifts, Praill’s Greenhouse, Flowers by Bill Bush, KAY’s Petals & Plants, McKellar’s Flowers or Sipkens Nurseries. Call 519-336-3232.

Lunches for Lansdowne

School lunch program fundraiser at Grace United Church featuring beef burgers, salads, bean, desserts, live entertainment and silent auction. 990 Cathcart Blvd. Tickets, $15 adults, $6 ages six-10, free under 5, available at church office or 519-542-1203

Wednesday, June 24

Fairy Garden

Learn what pots, plants and accessories to use to create a miniature garden at the Bright’s Grove Library, with Dianne from DeGroot’s Nurseries, 6:30 p.m. Pre-register at 519-869-2351

Strawberry Supper

At Paterson Memorial Church, featuring sloppy Joes, salad, chips, ice cream, cake & strawberries. $10 adults, $5 under 12. 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. For more, call 519-344-6422, or 519-344-2870

Thursday, June 25


Public invited to attend an evening of short speeches presented by the Riverspeak Toastmasters, followed by a lightning round of evaluation skills. Light refreshments served. 260 Mitton St. N., 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

For more, visit http://riverspeak.toastmastersclubs.org

Ontario filmmaking

Filmmaking in Ontario in the ‘50’s and ‘60’s, with special screenings and guest Tom McSorley, Executive Director, Canadian Film Institute. 7 p.m., Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, 147 Lochiel St. Free, donations appreciated. For more, call 519-336-8127

Rayjon Barbecue

All welcome at the annual Rayjon BBQ. Bring a lawn chair and dish to share to 3720 Lakeshore Rd., beginning at 6 p.m. For more, contact Dianne at 519 862 1963, or email [email protected]

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