What’s happening: week of May 30

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 30

 

Steak Bingo

25 regular games with 4 cards for $20, plus a special game at $2 per strip. First prize is $1000. Corunna Legion, 350 Albert St., doors open at 6 p.m., begins at 7 p.m. Refreshments available. Everyone welcome. For more, call 519-862-1240

 

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

 

Tourism Week BBQ

Free BBQ Lunch and open house at the Tourism Sarnia-Lambton office, 1455 Venetian Blvd., 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Door prizes, open to public. For more, call 519-336-3232

 

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

 

Saturday, June 1

 

Family Fun Day

Sarnia Lakeshore Optimist Club hosting annual family fun day in Newton Park, McCrie St., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Includes inflatables, face painting, Zoey’s slime station, games, hot dogs, drinks, popcorn and cotton candy. For more, call Brian at 519-344-4884

 

Brain Injury

The Brain Injury Assocation of Sarnia-Lambton hosting a free movie night. Screening the film Every 21 Seconds, about a man recovering from the life-changing effects of a brain injury. 7 p.m., Sarnia Library. For more, call 519-337-3291

 

Sunday, June 2

 

Slow Spokes

The Lambton Outdoor Club “Slow Spokes” riding the Howard Watson Trail. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

Outdoor Worship Service

United Churches of Sarnia hosting outdoor joint Worship Service at Maawn Doosh Gumig Community Centre, 1972 Virgil Ave., 10:30 a.m. Followed by potluck luncheon, indoor if raining. Everyone welcome. For more, contact 519-542-0204

Concert

Lambton Youth Choir holding a 25th Anniversary Concert, “Celebrate Spring,” at Grace United Church, 990 Cathcart Blvd., 3 p.m. Tickets $10 per person. For advance tickets, contact Mike Nagle at 519-845-1004 or mikenagle00@hotmail.com

Gutsy Walk

Crohn’s and Colitis Canada holding annual Gutsy Walk at Canatara Park Beach Pavilion. Registrationis at 12 p.m., walk at 1 p.m. Choice of 5-km walk, run or bike. BBQ to follow. To register, visit www.gutsywalk.ca

 

Art Exhibit

Gallery in the Grove holding an opening reception for the Circle of Artists group exhibit. 2618 Hamilton Park Rd., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Exhibit runs until June 22nd. Brenda Henry of Dragonfly Stained Glass is the Gift Shop artist. For more, visit www.galleryinthegrove.com or call 519-869-4643

 

Monday, June 3

 

Paint it Forward

Cat Cabajar will walk you through painting a portrait of your own pet. Lizard’s Bar & Grill, 785 Exmouth St., 6 p.m. $55, proceeds to Heaven’s Wildlife Rescue. Must pre-register by contacting tpcpaintparty@gmail.com

Beginners Yoga

A small yoga class designed for curious beginners with opportunities to learn basic poses, yoga terms and ask questions. Strangway Centre, 260 East St. N., 6:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. $40 for non-members. Register in advance at www.sarnia.ca/things-to-do/recreation-programs/registration-information or 519-332-0656

Chair Yoga

Twin Bridges NPLC offeringa free yoga program suitable for most abilities. 153 Christina St. S. (use Front Street entrance), Mondays at 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. or 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., and Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Gentle Yoga

Gentle and restorative yoga program with most poses in seated or reclined position, suitable for most abilities. Offered by Twin Bridges NPLC. Free. 153 Christina St. S. (use Front St. entrance), 12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays until June 24. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Tuesday, June 4

 

Living Well With Diabetes

Rapids Family Health Team offering a 2-hour group session that provides a general overview of how to live well with diabetes. 1150 Pontiac Dr., 9:30 a.m. Also at 233 Cameron St., Corunna, 1:30 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949.

 

Women’s Fitness

Free bootcamp-style fitness class that includes cardiovascular, strength and flexibility exercises. Suitable for most levels. Consult Primary Care Provider before participating. Offered by Twin Bridges NPLC. 153 Christina St. S. (Front Street entrance), 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays until June 25.. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Yoga

Free yoga program for adults suitable for most levels, offered by Twin Bridges NPLC. Bring your own mat. 153 Christina St. S. (Front St. entrance), 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays until June 25.. Register at www.tbnplc.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

 

Bridge

Wellings of Corunna hosting bridge games every Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. At 180 Bunker St. in Corunna. For more information, call the concierge at 226-778-0539

 

Wednesday, June 5

 

Robotics Camp Registration

Register 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 from July 8th to 19th, weekdays, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. For more, contact sarniafll@outlook.com

 

Slow Spokes

The Lambton Outdoor Club “Slow Spokes” riding from Sarnia to Port Lambton. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

Line Dancing

Wellings of Corunna offering a free, four-week session of line dancing. Come dance to the music of the ‘60s to ‘80s every Wednesday. At 180 Bunker Ave. in Corunna, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. To register, call 226-778-0539

 

Mindful Living

Four-week session to share topics and strategies that relate to mindfulness in everyday life. Twin Bridges NPLC, 153 Christina St. S. (Front St. entrance), 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Thursday, June 6

 

D-Day Ceremony

The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 62 holding a D-Day sunrise Remembrance Ceremony, 286 Front St. N., 6:15 a.m. Short ceremony, everyone invited. Refreshments inside after the ceremony. For more, call 519-336-2841

 

Rebound Fundraiser

Sarnia-Lambton Rebound holding a handbag auction “Hearts & Handbags for Rebound.” Holiday Inn, 1498 Venetian Blvd. Silent and live auction of designer handbags. Ticket includes complimentary champagne, hors d’oeuvres, desserts, candy station, available online at www.reboundonline.com, and Rebound Office, 10 Lorne Cres.. For more, contact Anita at 519-344-2841 ext. 114 or fundraising@reboundonline.com

 

Meditation

Twin Bridges NPLC offering a free, four-week session designed for individuals with an established meditation practice interested a group setting for guided meditation. 153 Christina St. S. (Front St. entrance), 12 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Improving Self-Esteem

Twin Bridges NPLC offering two-week series to explore what self-esteem is and learn practical strategies to improve and foster a healthy sense of self. 153 Christina St. S., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Friday, June 7

 

Garage Sale

First Friday Garage “Sail” on the Riverfront. Seaway Condominium Centre, 155 Front St. N., 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Rain or shine. For more, call 519-541-9814

 

 

Live Music

WarwiK performs live acoustic rock at Cheeky Monkey as part of the monthly First Friday festivities. 130 Christina St. N., 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Featuring Bill Walters art sale. For more, visit www.cheekymonkeysarnia.ca

 

Saturday, June 8

 

Spring Chicken BBQ

London Road West United Church serving chicken BBQ with all the fixings. 2092 London Line. Sittings at 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Takeout available. Advance tickets $17 adults, $8 children 5-12 and free for ages under 5. Proceeds to Lambton Centre. For tickets, contact Betty at 519-542-6845 or Lambton Centre at 519-786-5663

 

Garage/Bake Sale

Selection of treasures, cakes, cookies, pies and more at Camlachie United Church, 6784 Camlachie Rd., 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Indoor/outdoor browsing, rain or shine. Hot dogs, pop, coffee and muffins on sale. Accessible building. For more, visit www.camlachieunited.ca

 

Yard Sale

Yard sale hosted by Bluewater Health Children’s Auxiliary. 610 Highbury Park, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. All proceeds to the Maternal/Infant/Child Unit of Bluewater Health. For more, contact Anne at 519-344-9426

 

Music & Worship

An evening of worship with songwriter, violinist, and worship leader Ruth Fazal at 6:30 p.m. at Cornerstone Church (1273 Exmouth St.) Free will offering. Contact www.cornerstonesarnia.ca or 519-491-5384

 

Sunday, June 9

Cycling

The Lambton Outdoor Club is riding from Sarnia to Forest. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

Monday, June 10

 

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

 

Paddling

The Lambton Outdoor Club is paddling in the Sarnia Bay. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

Tuesday, June 11

 

Genealogy

Nicole Aszalos will discuss the Lambton Archives: What Can We Learn, at a meeting of the Lambton Branch of Ontario Genealogical Society. LDS Church, 1400 Murphy Rd., 7:30 p.m. Free & open to public. For more, contact lambton@ogs.on.ca or visit www.lambton.ogs.on.ca

 

Diabetes Nutrition

Twin Bridges NPLC offering two-week series with a Registered Dietitian to help you and/or a loved one navigate the dietary changes required to live well with diabetes. 153 Christina St. S., 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Wednesday, June 12

 

OLL Open House

Organization for Literacy in Lambton celebrating 30 years in the community with an open house. 180 College Ave. N., room #103, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Includes door prizes, quilt raffle and refreshments. For more, call 519-332-4876

Slow Spokes

The Lambton Outdoor Club “Slow Spokes” is riding in London along the Thames River. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

Cooking Class

Rapids Family Health Team offering free cooking class “Cooking For Your Bones.” 1150 Pontiac Dr., 1:30 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

Green Drinks

An informal gathering featuring Kyle Williams of Aamjiwnaang First Nation and Shawn McKnight of Return the Landscape leading a discussion on Aamjiwnaang Native Plant Sale and Book Launch. Maajiigin Gumig, 1972 Virgil Ave, doors open 7 p.m. Free. For more, contact greendrinkssarnia@outlook.com

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

 

Thursday, June 13

 

Seniors Expo

100 vendors, free admission, coffee and treats. Sarnia Arena, 134 Brock St. S., 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Shuttle available 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. from Starlight Casino, Clearwater Arena and Canadian Tire. For more, visit www.agefriendlysarnia.com or contact 519-330-0330 ext. 3348 or amy.weiler@sarnia.ca

 

Cooking Class

Rapids Family Health Team offering free cooking class “Cooking For Your Bones.” 1150 Pontiac Dr., 9:30 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Father’s Day

St. Joseph’s Hospice Caring Hearts Children’s Program offering a Father’s Day special event for children who have experienced the death of a father, grandfather or other father figure. Assessment required prior to attendance. 475 Christina St. N., 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Free. To schedule contact Orley Culverhouse at 519-337-0537, ext. 114 or oculverhouse@sjhospice.ca