What’s happening: week of May 16

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, May 16

 

Pasta Fest

The United Way of Sarnia-Lambton hosting a Pasta Fest at the Dante Club, 1330 London Rd., 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Includes 50/50 draw. Tickets $15 adults, $10 kids. Tickets available at United Way office, or by contacting 519-336-5452 or info@theunitedway.on.ca

 

Biking

The Lambton Outdoor Club begins weekly Thursday morning rides. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

Habitat Cleanup

Sarnia Environmental Advisory Committee invites the public to help improve Sarnia’s natural areas by removing garlic mustard weeds and spreading wood chips at Canatara Park. 6:30 pm. to 8:30 p.m. At Tarzanland entrance. Bring gloves, shovel, rake, and large pails or wheelbarrow. For more, contact brendalorenz@hotmail.com or brandylfenwick@gmail.com

 

Euchre

Offered Thursdays at the Point Edward Ex-Serviceman’s Club, 503 Michigan Ave., 8 p.m. For more, call 519-337-9822

 

Friday, May 17

 

Live Theatre

The Lambton Young Theatre Players stage a production of the Hans Christian Anderson tale, The Emperor’s New Clothes, at the Sarnia Library Theatre. 7 p.m., 124 Christina St. S. Tickets, $15 adults, $8 students, available at the door. For more, call Nancy at 519-381-3338

 

Saturday, May 18

 

Pokémon Go

Ask a Sister Sarnia is hosting an all-ages Pokémon Go Tournament, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Sarnia Public Library, elevator lobby. 124 Christina St. S. Master League (no normal types, no legendary). Children’s craft table and prizes available. All welcome. For more, call Jocelyn at 226-886-2930

 

Live Theatre

The Lambton Young Theatre Players stage a production of the Hans Christian Anderson tale, The Emperor’s New Clothes, at the Sarnia Library Theatre. 1 p.m. matinee., 124 Christina St. S. Tickets, $15 adults, $8 students, available at the door. For more, call Nancy at 519-381-3338

 

Tuesday, May 21

 

Cooking for One

Session with a Registered Dietitian explores how home cooking can be simple and delicious. Hands-on program, light food samples. 153 Christina St. S. (Front St. entrance), 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Stress Management

A session to better understand stress and find practical coping strategies for life’s challenges. Personal reflection and group discussion included. 153 Christina St. S., 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Easy Hike

The Lambton Outdoor Club “Easy Hikers” are walking in Centennial Park. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

Lawn Bowling

The Sarnia Lawn Bowling Club invites newcomers to a series of Open Houses at its facility in Germain Park, May 21, 22, 23 and 26, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Equipment and instruction provided. For more, contact sarnialb@hotmail.com

 

Cribbage

Offered Tuesdays at the Point Edward Ex-Serviceman’s Club, 503 Michigan Ave., 12:30 p.m. For more, call 519-337-9822

 

Wednesday, May 22

 

Grand Opening

Rapids Family Health Team hosting the grand opening of its Access to Care Centre at 481 London Rd., 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Includes free barbecue, cake, tours, prizes and giveaways. All welcome. For more, call 519-339-8949

 

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 of every month. Assessment required prior to attendance. Free. For more, contact Lisa Adams at 519-337-0537 ext. 126 or ladams@sjhospice.ca

 

Slow Spokes

The Lambton Outdoor Club “Slow Spokes” are riding in Camlachie. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

Concert

Sarnia Concert Association presents The Elmer Iseler Singers in Soaring Voices at the Imperial Theatre, 168 Christina St. N., 7:30 p.m. Tickets $40 adults, $25 students, available at the box office. For more, visit www.sarniaconcertassociation.ca

 

Eco-Conference

Sarnia Christian School hosting an Eco-Conference to raise awareness about water pollution. Featuring speaker Vanessa Gray, displays, research projects, vendors, community art project and more. 1273 Exmouth St., 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. For more, visit ecowatersart.com

 

Derby Awards

The 43rd annual Salmon Derby Awards Night is at Point Edward Arena & Community Centre, 210 Monk St. Doors open 7 p.m., awards at 7:30 p.m. Everyone welcome to attend. For more, call 519-344-9821

 

Facts and Chat

Learn about the changes to the City of Sarnia’s recycling and leaf collection, starting July 1st. Strangway Centre, 260 East St. N., 10 a.m. Free. Pre-register by calling 519-332-0656

 

Thursday, May 23

 

Biking

The Lambton Outdoor Club is riding from Port Huron to St. Clair. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

Professional Engineers

The Professional Engineers Ontario, Lambton Chapter, holding a spring membership meeting at the Best Western Guildwood Inn, 1400 Venetian Blvd., 6 p.m. Socializing, finger food buffet, and guest speaker Ed Brost on “Bitumen Beyond Combustion.” RSVP before May 17 at www.lambton.peo.on.ca

 

Celebrity Men

The Kidney Foundation of Canada presents its 8th annual Celebrity Men Fashion Event at the Dante Club, 1330 London Rd., 6:30 p.m. Serving hors d’oeuvres. Featuring special guest David Chilton. For tickets, call 519-344-3462 or visit www.kidney.ca/celebritymen

 

Habitat Cleanup

Sarnia Environmental Advisory Committee invites the public to help improve Sarnia’s natural areas by removing garlic mustard weeds and spreading wood chips at Canatara Park. 6:30 pm. to 8:30 p.m. At Tarzanland entrance. Bring gloves, shovel, rake, and large pails or wheelbarrow. For more, contact brendalorenz@hotmail.com or brandylfenwick@gmail.com

 

Friday, May 24

 

Roller Skating

A night of roller skating at the Clearwater Arena, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.. $7 adults (cash only), $5 under 16 (must wear helmet). Rentals available, inline skates allowed. From more, see “Rollerskating in Sarnia” on Facebook, or call Brad at 519-384-0612

 

John Pilat Concert

Folk-style singer-songwriter John Pilat performs “Songs From a Room” at the Lawrence House Centre for the Arts, 7 p.m.  Concert complemented by warm cider and cookies. Tickets $10 and available at the Lawrence House, 127 Christina St. S., For more, www.lawrencehouse.ca, or call 519-337-0507

 

Saturday, May 25

 

Paint it Forward

The Painted Cat holding a paint party to support the Relay for Life team, Terri’s Tribe. Village Gardens, 128 East St. N., 6 p.m. Must pre-register. For more, contact Kristen at 519-331-6678

 

Hike

The Lambton Outdoor Club is hiking Komoka Provincial Park. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

Gospel Karaoke

At Rack N’ Roll Billiard, free Gospel karaoke. Pizza provided. 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. 460 Christina St N. For more, call 519-867-2520 or email rarobinson04@gmail.com

 

Card Making

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

 

Band Reunion

Sarnia’s The Galaxys/Uneven Parallel are reuniting for a night of ‘60s and ‘70s music. No cover charge, bring a non-perishable item for the food bank. Sarnia Legion Hall, 286 Front St. N., doors open 5 p.m. For more, call 519-336-2841

 

Kids Training Day

Bluewater Anglers holds its annual Kids Training Day, 1 Michigan Ave., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Kids will learn basic casting techniques, knot tying, kayak fishing and boating safety. Prizes and refreshments. Kids can catch a fish from the pond if pre-registered. Recommended ages 6-12. To sign up, contact Jo-Anne Eves at 519-383-0873 or r_gary_1217@outlook.com

 

Yard Sale

The IODE. Hon. Malcolm Cameron Chapter. holding its 4th annual yard sale. 559 Lakeshore Rd., 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more, contact Grace at gmoorebass@gmail.com or 519-542-5465

 

Sunday, May 26

 

Paddling

The Lambton Outdoor Club is paddling the Snye River. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

Biking

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

 

Jazz Concert

Cynthia Fay and Stephen Halsey present “Stories in Song” at the Lawrence House Centre for the Arts, at 3 pm.  The Humber College jazz program student perform original music. Concert complemented by warm cider and cookies. Tickets, $10, at Lawrence House, 127 Christina  St. S. For more, www.lawrencehouse.ca or call 519-337-0507.

 

Monday, May 27

 

Balance & Bone Health

Free five-week program facilitated by a registered Occupational Therapist. Designed to gradually improve balance and strength to avoid falls and keep bones healthy. 460 Christina St. N., 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays until June 24. To register, call 519-344-3017 ext. 259 or 519-339-8949

 

Paint it Forward

Last day to pre-register for Paint it Forward event. Local artist Cat Cabajar will instruct in creating a portrait of your own pet. June 3rd, Lizards Bar & Grill, 785 Exmouth St., 6 p.m. In support of Heaven’s Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation Centre. Cost $55. For more, contact tpcpaintparty@gmail.com

 

Tuesday, May 28

 

Overcoming Stress

Session at the West Lambton Community Health Centre to learn about stress, how it impacts and practical ways to limit and cope with everyday stress. 429 Exmouth St., 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Free. To register, call 519-344-3017, ext. 259

 

Easy Hike

The Lambton Outdoor Club “Easy Hikers” are walking at Suncor. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

Self-Help Presentation

Registered Nurse Bernadette Bailey will discuss the basics of living a well-balanced life using the right tools and essential oils. St. Giles Presbyterian Church, 770 Lakeshore Rd., 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more, call 519-542-2253

 

Cribbage

Offered Tuesdays at the Point Edward Ex-Serviceman’s Club, 503 Michigan Ave., 12:30 p.m. For more, call 519-337-9822

 

Wednesday, May 29

 

Slow Spokes

The Lambton Outdoor Club “Slow Spokes” are riding the Grand Bend Rotary Trail. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

Thursday, May 30

 

Habitat Cleanup

The Sarnia Environmental Advisory Committee invites the public to help improve Sarnia’s natural areas by cleaning up a prairie garden at the corner of Christina and Davis streets. 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Bring gloves and shovel. For more, contact brendalorenz@hotmail.com or brandylfenwick@gmail.com

 

Epilepsy Support

Epilepsy Southwestern Ontario holding a support group meeting for anyone affected by epilepsy at the Sarnia Evangelical Missionary Church, 707 Talfourd St., 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Snacks, coffee and juice provided. For more, contact Deanna at 519-330-0416 (call or text) or deanna@epilepsyswo.ca

 

Friday, May 31

 

Rayjon Plant Sale

Rayjon volunteers selling butterfly-attracting dipladenia plants, $30, to raise funds for charitable work. Three-day sale, DeGroot’s Nurseries, 1840 London Line, Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more, call Dianne at 519-862-1963