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What’s Happening, week of June 25

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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]

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]

Strawberry Social

At Dunlop United Church, with strawberries, ice cream, homemade cake and refreshments, 757 Rosedale Ave. from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Hot dogs, hamburgers and pop also available Tickets, $6 adults, $2 children, at the door or call 519-337-3061 or 519-332-8746

Volunteer In Cambodia

Application deadline for local ambassadors to volunteer with Eyes of Leah International Aid in Cambodia installing latrines, water wells and conducting English classes. For more, visit http://eyesofleah.com/volunteer-cambodia/ambassador-training

The Cloud Explained

Tech company CEO Mat Berube will explain The Cloud and how business owners and managers can safely take advantage of its benefits. Free presentation, presented by Bluewater Technology Access Centre, at Lambton College, Room N105, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Register at [email protected]

Friday, June 26

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

Saturday, June 27

Canada Day in the Grove

Presented by Bright’s Grove Optimists, including a parade (assembly 10 a.m. at Wildwood Park, start at 11 a.m.) entertainment at Kenwick Park from noon to 3 p.m. including carnival rides and local dancers, and a free, non-alcohol, 8 p.m. concert at Kenwick with Scott Manery and the Barnburners. Bring your lawnchair. For more, email [email protected] or visit them on facebook


Eric Bissell to lead a free introduction to learning the Hebrew letters. At River City Vineyard, 260 Mitton St. N., from 9 a.m. to 12 noon, and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more, call Sheila at 519-328-3323


A four-hour Lambton Outdoors Club outing on the Howard Watson Trail, meeting 8:30 a.m. at Bright’s Grove, near Shopper’s Drug Mart. Level medium. Contact Greg at 519-344-3755

Sunday, June 28

Charity Art Battle

A number of invited artists have 20 minutes to create works, which are then voted on and auctioned off on Stoke’s Bay patio to raise funds for elementary school art program. Also 3 km walk, 5 & 15 km run, and 15 km bike. For individuals and teams of ten. 485 Harbour Rd. at 9 a.m. For more, call 519-542-2637 or email [email protected]

Band Concert

Lambton Concert Band presents ‘Sounds of Summer,’ its annual community concert, at the Sarnia Library Auditorium, 2:30 p.m. No admission charge, but donations appreciated. For more, call Alison at 519-337-9870

Monday, June 29

Seniors Cruise

Annual Seniors Cruise offers a St. Clair River outing aboard the Duc D’Orleans II, food and refreshments. Cost is only a smile. Cruises leave at approximately, 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12 noon, 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. from the Front Street dock, rain or shine.  For more, call Caryn at 519-344-1763, ext. 306

Wednesday, July 1

Canada Day

Sarnia’s annual parade begins 11 a.m. on North Christina and enters the park. Opening ceremonies at 1:30 p.m. at the bandshell. Things shift to Bayshore Waterfront Park at 4:30 p.m. for music and evening activities. Fireworks at dusk. For more, call 519-332-0330, ext. 3202

Friday, July 3

Live music

Local band Electric Waves provides the music while artist and graphic designer Stewart Wayne Fanning hosts a show at sale at Cheeky Monkey, as part of First Friday. 130 Christina St. N., 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more, call 519-332-0978

Saturday, July 4

Canoe & Kayak

Lambton Outdoors Club hosts an outing to Stag Island for a three hour paddle, followed by lunch. Level medium. To reserve a spot call Jim at 519-383-1125


A free multimedia convention featuring anime, science fiction, fantasy and comic books, with costuming, discussion panels, gaming, artists and films. Sarnia Library, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more, contact Jeffrey Beeler at [email protected] or by calling 519-337-3291, ext. 239

Sunday, July 5


Join the Lambton Outdoors Club on a cycle outing on the Howard Watson Trail, end to end, 35-40 kilometres, level easy. Lunch along the way. Meet 9 a.m. at the Bright’s Grove shopping area. Helmets mandatory. Call John at 519-869-6525

Monday, July 6

Free Summer Program

SonSpark Labs hosts a free program at Paterson Memorial Presbyterian Church through to July 10, 9 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. For kids ages 5-12. Call 519-344-6422 or visit www.patersonchurch.ca

Summer Art Camp

Week-long camp for children ages six to 12 at the Lawrence House featuring drawing, painting and sculpture drawing on the theme Myths and Mysteries. 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

Wednesday, July 8


Sarnia and the St. Clair Conservation Authority offer geocaching Canatara Park Animal Farm picnic shelter, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. $10 per person. Children under 10 must be accompanied by adult. For more call, 519-332-0330, ext. 3218 or visit www.sarnia.ca


Sunday, July 12


Drive to Oil Springs and ride 50 km to Dresden for lunch with the Lambton Outdoors Club. Meet 9:00 a.m. at Cathcart Boulevard Tennis Courts. Level medium. Helmets mandatory. For more, call Jim at 519-542-8141

Church Camp

Deadline to register for a free morning camp program offered by Lighthouse Community Church the week of July 20-24, for children entering JK to Grade 5. 152 Parker St. 60 spots available. For registration forms, call Kerry or Alannah at 519-542-7662, [email protected]

Monday, July 13


Join the Lambton Outdoors Club for two-hour paddle, starting 6 p.m. at the Centennial Park boat launch. Level medium. Call Jim at 519-383-1125

Summer Art Camp

Week-long camp for children ages six to 12 at the Lawrence House featuring drawing, painting and sculpture based on stories from Peter Pan to Puss and Boots. 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

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