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What’s Happening, week of June 4

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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 3

Opera Luminata

Opera Liminata, which combines musical and theatrical presentation, concludes the final show in the Sarnia Concert Association’s 79th season at the Imperial Theatre. 7:30 p.m. Tickets by subscription, or $40 adults, $25 students. For more, call 519-344-7469

Steak Bingo

At the Corunna Legion, with 25 regular games and four cards for $25. Food available. 350 Albert St., doors open 6 p.m., play at 7 p.m. For more, call 519-862-1240

Amnesty Letter Writing

Learn more about world human rights issues during an hour of letter writing and signing on behalf of Amnesty International. DeGroot’s Nurseries Green Room, 1840 London Line, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. All welcome. Contact Peter at [email protected] or Thea at [email protected]

Garden Planters

Maureen from DeGroot’s Nurseries will offer step-by-step direction on creating potted garden planters at the Point Edward Library, 10 a.m. Pre-register at 519-336-3291

Friday, June 5

Butterfly Plants

For three days, Rayjon selling pots of butterfly-attracting flowers to raise money for projects in Haiti. $20 each, 2/$30. DeGroot’s Nurseries, 1840 London Line, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. For more, call Dianne at 519-862-1963

Benefit Concert

The Bluewater Chamber Choir presents the 2nd annual Voicedance, a benefit concert with proceeds going to “Lunches for Lansdowne” with special guest choir, Sursum Corda Male Chorus. 7:30 p.m. Donations accepted. Call 519-542-1203.

Live Music

Music by the blues band Dressed to Kill, photography show by Jamie Babcock and a sale of African tote bags by the Mukwano Women’s Group of Uganda highlight First Friday festivities at Cheeky Money, 130 Christina St. N., 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more, call 519-332-0978

Stress Management

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free stress management seminar, 1150 Pontiac Dr., 9:30 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

Free Barbecue

Tourism Sarnia-Lambton and the Real Canadian Superstore hosting a free barbecue to help celebrate Tourism Week. At 1455 Venetian Blvd., Point Edward, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more, contact Shaelyn at [email protected] or 519-336-3232 ext. 107

Chamber Choir Concert

The Bluewater Chamber Choir and special guests the Sursum Corda Male Chorus present Voicedance, a benefit concert in support of hot school lunches. Grace United Church, 990 Cathcart Blvd, 7:30 p.m. Freewill offering ($15 suggested) For more, call 519-542-1203

Saturday, June 6

Parking Lot Sale

Hosted by the Inn of the Good Shepherd, 115 John St., from 8 a.m to noon, featuring furniture, dishes, garden items, toys, kitchen ware, etc. Table available for $10 to anyone looking to sell items. Contact [email protected]

Bring & Buy Sale

On the front yard of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 261 Christina St. N. Donate goods or staff your own table, with 30% commission to the church. Hot dogs available. 261 N. Christina Street, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Free Family Fun

A free outing for the family at Newton Park (Cathcart and McCrie), 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. including inflatables, fire truck rides, games, face painting, balloons, cotton candy and hot dogs. Sponsored by Sarnia Lakeshore Optimist Club. For more, call Brian, 519-344-4884

Sunday, June 7

Pet Walk-a-Thon

Human Society host the 27th annual People Pet Walk-a-Thon in Centennial Park, featuring free lunch for all walkers and T-shirt for pledges of $100 or more. 131 Exmouth, registration at 9:30 a.m., walk at 11 a.m. For more, call 519-344-7064

Kirkin’ of the Tartan

Scottish-style church service at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 261 Christina St. N., 10:30 a.m. Reception to follow. Accessible through the door on driveway side of Church. For more, contact Rev. Lloyd Murdock at 519-332-2662

Roller Skating

Returning for the summer at Clearwater Arena. Families 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., adults 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Cost, $6 adults, $4 under 17. Bring your skates, or rentals available. Inline skates welcome. Waiver-signing required. 17 & under must wear helmuts. For more, call Brad Fisher at 519-384-0612

Green Drinks Sarnia

A social gathering & informal discussion of environmental issues, Sarnia Artwalk, The Good Things Village, Davis and Christina, at 1 p.m. Free. Megan O’Neil-Renaud and Darren Hakker lead s discussion on

Local, health and sustainable eating 101. For more, contact [email protected]

Monday, June 8

Whole Grains Cooking

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free class on cooking with whole grains, 1150 Pontiac Dr., at 9:30 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

Meet the Candidate

Peter Smith, the federal Green Party candidate for Sarnia-Lambton, hosts meet-and-greet and answers questions about party policies, 100 Christina St. N., at 7 p.m. For more, email [email protected] or visit www.greenparty.ca/en/riding/2013-35091

Free meditation classes

West Lambton Community Health Centre offering free meditation classes on Mondays, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. till July 13. 429 Exmouth St. To register call 519-344-3017, ext. 237 (no class June 22)

Daisy Drop For Cancer

Cancer Society fundraiser in which people buy daisies at Kay’s Petals & Plants for $5 and drop them from the Stag Island Ferry into the St. Clair River for remembrance. Starts 11 a.m., Ferry Dock Hill in Corunna. For more, call 519-8962-2333

Tuesday, June 9


George Pitfield will discuss “Do You Know Your Family?” at a meeting of the Lambton County Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society, LDS Church, 1400 Murphy Rd., 7:30 p.m. For more, call Janet at 519-383-0468, or [email protected]

Whole Grains Cooking

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free class on cooking with whole grains, 1150 Pontiac Dr., at 9:30 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

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

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

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. For more, call Dina at 519-466-5680

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

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