What’s happening: week of June 20

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, June 20

 

Pasta Fest

Organization for Literacy in Lambton host Pasta Fest including live music, silent auction, bake sale and quilt raffle. Eat in or takeaway. Pre-order gluten-free. Dante Club, 1330 London Rd., 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. $15 for adults, $10 for kids 4-12, free for kids under 3. To reserve, call 519-332-4876

 

Paddling

The Lambton Outdoor Club is paddling In Brights Grove. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

Leggings

SweetLegs Sarnia with Diane hosting a pop-up shop, with proceeds supporting Camp Noliewalka in the SickKids Walk. At Sharky’s Athletic Club, 1596 London Line, 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., For more, contact viggers.diane@gmail.com

 

Paint Party

The Painted Cat hoting a paint party fundraiser for Heaven’s Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre. Paint your pet’s pre-sketched portrait with step-by-step instructions. Cost $55. Must pre-register by phone or email at tpcpaintparty@gmail.com or 519-384-5069

Entertainment Series

Summer Entertainment Series featuring Relic at the Bandshell in Canatara Park, 7 p.m. Free admission. For more, call 519-332-0330 or visit www.sarnia.ca

 

Friday June 21

 

Strawberry Social

A Strawberry Social and Silent Auction at St. Bartholomew’s Church, 718 Cathcart Blvd., 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Shortcake is $5 for adults, $2 for children. Must register on arrival to bid on an item. For more, call 519-383-6933

 

Mental Health

Sarnia-Lambton MP Marilyn Gladu hosts“#388 Conversations in Sarnia-Lambton,” a discussion on workplace mental health and bullying. Sarnia Riding Club, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event, in partnership with Mental Health Commission of Canada and Canadian Chamber of Commerce, includes keynote speaker Louise Bradley, president, Mental Health Commission of Canada. RSVP to gabondar@slchamber.ca or call 519-336-2400, ext. 2

 

Entertainment Series

Get Out of the Garage Youth Series at the Suncor Agora in Centennial Park, 7 p.m. Free admission. For more, call 519-332-0330 or visit www.sarnia.ca

 

Saturday, June 22

 

Canada Day

Bright’s Grove celebrated Canada Day, starting with a parade at 11 a.m. The day also features entertainment, rides, and a barbecue from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Licensed evening concert run from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. For more, contact Rachel at 519-332-0527, ext. 3210

 

The Trews

Canadian rock band The Trews headline the Do It For Sarnia Block Party at the Suncor Agora in support of the Bluewater Health Foundation. The all-ages, licensed event opens 6 p.m. Tickets, $40, available online at BWHF.CA. For more, contact Adelle at 519-464-4439 or astewardson@bluewaterhealth.ca

 

Card Making

Create 2 greeting cards at Point Edward Library, 220 Michigan Ave, 10:30 a.m. or 1 p.m. $10, supplies provided. To pre-register call 519 336-3291

 

Charity Yard Sale

Lambton Audiology hosting a “junk in the trunk” yard sale at 1433 London Rd. from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Vendor spots available for $25. Participants can sell from their vehicles. Proceeds to Habitat for Humanity’s LCDS Corunna build.

 

Bike Rodeo

Point Edward Optimist Club and the OPP hosting a Kids Bike Rodeo, along with hot dogs, chips, pop and a free draw for bikes. Point Edward Arena, 210 Monk St. Registration starts 10 a.m., rodeo from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more, contact Dan at 519-344-5538

 

Sunday, June 23

 

Car Show

Sarnia Street Machines’ annual Cruise in the Park car show at Canatara Park, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Car entry is $15. For more, visit www.sarniastreetmachines.com

 

Concert Band

The Lambton Concert Band presents “Happily Ever After” at Sarnia Library Auditorium, 124 Christina St. S., 2:30 p.m. Free will offering at the door. For more, contact promotions@lambtonconcertband.com or visit www.lambtonconcertband.com

 

Monday, June 24

 

Seniors Cruise

Lambton Elderly Outreach holding the 2019 Sarnia Seniors Cruise. Tickets available at event, Duc D’Orleans II dock, 297 Front St. N., starting 8 a.m. For more, contact Bill Yurchuk at 519-845-1353 or Caryn Taylor 519-344-1763 ext. 306

 

Euchre

Wellings of Corunna offering euchre every second and fourth Monday of the month. 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at 180 Bunker St. in Corunna. Cost $2. For more information, call the concierge at 226-778-0539

 

Tuesday, June 25

 

What’s in Your Glass?

A session with a Registered Dietitian to explore the importance of fluids during warm months and how to add flavour and nutrition without excess sugars or caffeine. Free. Includes samples. Twin Bridges NPLC, 153 Christina St. S., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Use Front St. entrance. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Glass Half Full

Learn tips and strategies to increase optimism in your daily life. West Lambton Community Health Centre, 429 Exmouth St., 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. To register, call 519-344-3017 ext. 259

 

Gosnell Movie

The Political Christian Impact Form presenting the movie “Gosnell: The trial of America’s biggest serial killer,” about physician and former abortion provider Kermit Gosnell. PG-13. One night only, 6 p.m., Sarnia Library Theatre, 124 Christina St. S. $5 suggested donation. For more, email brunt99@cogeco.ca

 

Tanya Granic Allen

The Political Christian Impact Form presents Tanya Granic Allen, a social conservative parental rights activist and president of Parents As First Educators (PAFE), a group opposed to Ontario’s new sex education curriculum. 8 p.m., Q&A session to follow. Sarnia Library Theatre, 124 Christina St. S. For more, email brunt99@cogeco.ca

 

Strawberry Supper

Strawberry Supper and silent auction at Paterson Memorial Church, featuring sloppy joes, salad, chips, ice cream, cake and strawberries, tea or coffee. 120 Russell St. S., 5:30 p.m. Tickets, $15 adults, $7 ages 12 and under, available at church, 519-344-6422, or by calling 419-344-2870.

 

Entertainment Series

Summer Entertainment Series featuring El Camino at the Suncor Agora in Centennial Park, 7 p.m. Free admission. For more, call 519-332-0330 or visit www.sarnia.ca

 

Wednesday, June 26

 

Day Hospice

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

 

Cycling

The Lambton Outdoor Club “Slow Spokes” riding on Harsens Island. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

Robotics Camp

Registration day for S.T.A.R.T FIRST, a free 10-session program to introduce grade 4-7 students to robotics and FIRST LEGO League. Lambton College, next to Fitness and Recreation Centre Desk, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Program runs July 8 to 19, weekdays, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. For more, contact sarniafll@outlook.com

 

Strawberry Social

Dunlop United Church hosting a Strawberry Social with strawberry shortcake, ice cream, tea, and coffee. Hot dogs, hamburgers, sausages and pop available for purchase. $7 adults. 757 Rosedale Ave., 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. For more, call 519-337-3061

 

Entertainment Series

Summer Entertainment Series featuring Borderline Band at the Bandshell in Canatara Park, 7 p.m. Free admission. For more, call 519-332-0330 or visit www.sarnia.ca

 

Job Fair

LCY Biosciences Inc. hosting a job fair at the Best Western Guildwood Inn, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. 1400 Venitian Boulevard, Point Edward. The company is planning to restart the former BioAmber plant and filling a variety of positions. For more, email careers@lcy-biosciences.com.

 

Thursday, June 27

 

Entertainment Series

Summer Entertainment Series featuring Dynamic Duel at the Bandshell in Canatara Park, 7 p.m. Free admission. For more, call 519-332-0330 or visit www.sarnia.ca

 

Friday, June 28

 

Battle of Bands

A Battle of the Bands youth concert event being held at the Suncor Agora in Centennial Park, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more, contact Rachel at 519-332-0527, ext. 3210

 

Garter Snakes

VIP Rail, in partnership with the Aamjiwnaang First Nation’s Species at Risk Program, is holding an educational workshop to improve public awareness about the endangered Butler’s garter snake. 8 a.m. to 12 noon, Holiday Inn, 1498 Venetian Blvd., Point Edward. For more, call Robert at 519-383-7200, ext. 103

 

Entertainment Series

“Get Out of the Garage” Youth Series at the Suncor Agora in Centennial Park, 7 p.m. Free admission. For more, call 519-332-0330 or visit www.sarnia.ca

 

Saturday, June 29

 

RC Flyers Open House

Bluewater RC Flyers holding a two-day Open House, June 29 and 30, 2590 Petrolia Line, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Limbo balloon burst, spot landing, night flying, stunt flying, and more. Raffle for sightseeing flight over Sarnia. Donated food items for Inn of the Good Shepherd appreciated. For more, contact Paul at pchitty@bell.net

 

Hiking

The Lambton Outdoor Club hiking in London at Kains and Warbler Woods. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

Paint Party

“Paint Party with Moses Lunham”  at Lawrence House Centre for the Arts, 127 Christina St. S., Sarnia. 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. $50 per person. Each participant creates an original painting. Contact Moses to register:  daredoxgrfx@yahoo.ca

 

Garage Sale

The Sarnia Bluewater Chordsmen holding a garage sale in gym of New Horizons Church, 383 Russell St. N., 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Featuring craft and plant vendors. For more, call David at 226-402-3060

 

Sunday, June 30

 

Cycling

The Lambton Outdoor Club is riding to Sombra. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

Monday, July 1

 

Care Centre

The Rapids Family Health Team Access to Care Centre will be open with a nurse practitioner available to help with episodic health concerns. 481 London Rd., 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more, call 519-339-8949

 

Canada Day

Sarnia’s Canada Day parade begins 11:30 a.m. Activities run 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Canatara Park, opening ceremonies at 1:30 p.m. at the Bandshell. Evening activities begin at 6 p.m. in Centennial Park. Fireworks at 10 p.m., followed by One Man Out performance. For more, call 519-332-0330 or visit www.sarnia.ca

 

Tuesday, July 2

 

Entertainment Series

Summer Entertainment Series featuring Town and Country at the Suncor Agora in Centennial Park, 7 p.m. Free admission. For more, call 519-332-0330 or visit www.sarnia.ca

 

Wednesday, July 3

 

Mindful Living

A four-week session to share topics and strategies that relate to mindfulness in everyday life. Twin Bridges NPLC, 153 Christina St. S., 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Use Front Street entrance. Wednesdays until July 31st. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Cooking Class

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free “Summer Salads” cooking class. 1150 Pontiac Dr., 1:30 p.m. Also on July 4, 9:30 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Entertainment Series

Summer Entertainment Series featuring Thorn & Roses at the Bandshell in Canatara Park, 7 p.m. Free admission. For more, call 519-332-0330 or visit www.sarnia.ca

 

Entertainment Series

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

 

Thursday, July 4

 

Meditation

A program designed for individuals who have an established meditation practice and are interested in a group setting for guided meditation. Twin Bridges NPLC, 153 Christina St. S., 12 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. Use Front St. entrance. Thursdays until July 25th. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Entertainment Series

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