What’s happening: week of May 9

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 9

 

Spring Tea

Our Lady of Mercy Church CWL holding a spring tea featuring jewelry table, purses, scarves, springs rolls and baking. Free admission, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.. Lunch, $7, of sandwiches, desserts and beverage. Proceeds to charity. For more, call 519-383-7541 ot 519-332-5382

 

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), 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays until May 30. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Leading as a Woman

A group that will explore the work of Brene Brown and how it relates to authentic leadership, both personally and professionally. Offered by Twin Bridges NPLC. 153 Christina St. S., 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays until May 23. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Mother’s Day

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

 

Gallery in the Grove

Family Night at Gallery in the Grove. Bring family and friends to annual Senior High School Exhibition with highlights from the VALS program “Fast Forward.” 2618 Hamilton Park Rd., extended hours 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. For more, visit www.galleryinthegrove.com or call 519-869-4643

 

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

 

Historical Talk

Author Stephen McKenna will discuss his book, Grace & Wisdom, a biography of Patrick Kerwin, a Sarnia man who became the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada. Royal Canadian Legion Hall, 286 Front St., N., 7 p.m. For more, call Ron at 519-328-5009

 

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 10

 

Toronto Bus Trip

Deadline to purchase tickets for a bus trip to the ROM and Gardiner Museum in Toronto with Gallery in the Grove. Trip takes place June 8th. Tickets, $110 non-members. Bus departs Canadian Tire parking lot at 7:45am, returns at 8pm. For more and schedule, visit www.galleryinthegrove.com

 

Live Music Cafe

Jimmy Allen and Jeff Black perform, and Sisters of Soul host at the Live Music Cafe. Foursquare Church, 207 Talfourd St., 7:30 p.m. Donations welcome. For more, contact Fran at 1voice2sing@gmail.com

 

Emergency Preparedness

The annual Community Preparedness Day at the Clearwater Arena features nearly 100 displays, equipment, live demonstrations and chance to talk to emergency professionals. 1400 Wellington St., 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free admission, BBQ lunch available for donation to Salvation Army. For more, contact CAER at 519-332-2010

 

Saturday, May 11

 

Craft & Plants

Dunlop United Churchhost a craft fair and plant sale, including perennials, crafts, baking, refreshments, yard sale, used books, free coffee and prize draws. 757 Rosedale Ave., 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free admission. All welcome, wheelchair accessible. For more, contact 519-337-3061 ext. 22 or dunlopspringsale@gmail.com, or visit www.dunlopuc.ca

 

Stamp Club Show

The Sarnia Stamp Club’s annual show features dealers and exhibits of philatelic and historical interest. Great Lakes Secondary School cafeteria, 275 Wellington St., 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Includes door prizes. All welcome. For more, visit www.sarniastampclub.com or contact sarniastampclub@cogeco.ca

 

Fish Fry

Order of the Eastern Star, Britannia Chapter No. 34, holding Fish Fry at Community of Christ Church, 2390 Lasalle Line, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tickets $20. For more, contact Jennifer at 519-882-4706

Bake Sale

At St. Luke’s United Church, featuring baking, crafts, turkey pot pies and other assorted vendors and various items. 350 Indian Rd. S., 9 a.m. to 12 noon. For more, call 519-344-1781

 

BBQ Dinner

A Cliff Erickson show and chicken and ham BBQ Dinner at Camlachie Community Centre, sponsored by Huron Shores Optimist Club Camlachie. 6767 Camlachie Rd., happy hour 6 p.m., dinner 7 p.m., show 8:30 p.m. Tickets, $25, by calling Jack at 519-899-4481, Steve at 519-331-1974 or Jim at 519-542-8326

 

Spring Tea

Friendship Support Circle holding its annual Spring Tea, at Community of Christ, 1104 Leckie Dr., 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Goodwill offering. Includes raffle. Proceeds from raffle to River City Vineyard Homeless Shelter. For more, call 519-336-2592

 

Plant Sale

Sarnia Horticultural Society holds its 39th annual Plant Sale including perennials, bulbs, groundcovers, shrubs, garden tools, magazines, containers, garden decor and more. Free advice from knowledgeable gardeners. 1435 Windermere Cres., 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Donations of plants welcome. For more, call Diane at 519-542-6539

 

Hike

The Lambton Outdoor Club is hiking the Maitland Trail in Goderich. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

Paddling

The Lambton Outdoor Club is offering an Introduction to Paddling at the Pinery. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

Stargazing

The Sarnia Royal Astronomical Society is hosting a public stargazing evening at Mike Weir Park, from dusk to 11 p.m. Binoculars and telescope available, or bring your own. Weather permitting. For more, email mr_scope2@hotmail.com

 

Running

The Sarnia Roadrunners present 1, 3 and 5 km runs beginning at Terry’s Loop in Canatara Park, 9 a.m. All runners and walkers welcome. Cost $5. For more, contact sarniaroadrunners@gmail.com

 

Baby-Teen Bonanza

Baby to teen items for sale at bargain prices, including clothing, footwear, games, DVDs, toys, bedding and furniture. Sarnia Christian School, 1273 Exmouth St., 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Proceeds to Neighbourlink Sarnia-Lambton. For more, visit the Baby to Teen Bonanza Facebook page

 

Bazaar

Bluewater Country holding a bazarre and garage sale at the Bluewater Country Community Hall, 5700 Blackwell Side Road. Bake table, coffee and doughnuts, 9 a.m. to 12 noon. For more, call Anne at 519-381-2507

 

Sunday, May 12

 

Mother’s Day Walk

Breast Cancer Society of Canada holding its annual Mother’s Day Walk to raise money for breast cancer research. Canatara Park, starts at Seaway Kiwanis Pavillion. Registration at 9:30 a.m., walk from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more, visit www.bcsc.akaraisin.com/ui/mothersdaywalk2019/g/20044

 

Tuesday, May 14

 

Festival Stars

The Lambton County Music Festival stages its 90th “Stars of the Festival” celebration at Grace United Church, 990 Cathcart Blvd. Performances by the award winners and special guests start 7 p.m., $5 admission. For more, contact Marianne at 519-869-4024

 

Genealogy

Ben Dawson will discuss DNA and how to use it in research at a meeting of the Lambton County Branch of Ontario Genealogical Society. LDS Church, 1400 Murphy Rd., 7:30 p.m. Free & open to public. Call 519-383-0468 or email jdlk@bell.net

 

Baby Food

A session with a Registered Dietitian and Registered Nurse to explore the importance of infant nutrition and how to safely introduce solids. Hands-on experience to make your own baby food. 153 Christina St. S. (Front Street entrance), 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Simply Organized

Learn about the benefits of keeping your home in order, how to manage time and techniques to enhance daily life. Mooretown Sports Complex, 1166 Emily St., Mooretown, 6:30 p.m. Free. To register, call 519-344-3017, ext. 237

 

Cooking Class

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free cooking class “Dining With Diabetes.” 1150 Pontiac Dr., 1:30 p.m. Also on May 15th, 9:30 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Easy Hike

The Lambton Outdoor Club “Easy Hikers” are walking near the Research Park on Wellington. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

Cribbage

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

 

Ostomy Support

Registered dietician Emily Opthof will speak at the Sarnia-Lambton Ostomy Support Group meeting at Wellwise by Shoppers Drug Mart, 516 Exmouth St., 7 p.m. All welcome. For more, contact 519-344-9797

 

Wednesday, May 15

 

Slow Spokes

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

 

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

 

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

 

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., 8 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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Tuesday, May 28

 

Easy Hike

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

 

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

 

Sunday, June 2

 

Concert

Lambton Youth Choir holding a 25th Anniversary Concer, “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

 

Thursday, June 6

 

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

 

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

 

Wednesday, June 12

 

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

 

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

 

Friday, June 14

 

Relay for Life

The Canadian Cancer Society’s annual Relay for Life invites all cancer survivors to participate in the “Survivor’s Victory Lap.” Clearwater Arena Park, 1400 Wellington St., 6 p.m. Participate as a survivor, donor, volunteer and/or fundraising team. Sign up at relayforlife.ca/sarnia or 519-332-0042

 

Saturday, June 15

 

25th Reunion

The Lambton Youth Choir holding a 25th anniversary reunion, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., at the Camlachie Community Centre, 6767 Camlachie Rd. To register, see Facebook, email naglehar@gmail.com or call Harriet or Mike at 519-845-1004

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Saturday, Aug. 3

 

Model Airplane Rally

Bluewater RC Flyers hosts its 42nd annual Memorial Scale Model Airplane Rally, including raffles, simulators, food. 2590 Petrolia Line. Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Raffle for sightseeing flight. Donated food items for Inn of the Good Shepherd appreciated. For more, contact Paul at pchitty@bell.net

 

Saturday, Sept. 14

 

Walk-a-thon & Bazaar

Heaven’s Wildlife Rescue holding 8th annual Walk-a-thon and Bazaar at Canatara Park, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Includes BBQ lunch, silent auction, bazaar, kids zone and wild zone, and live music. Dogs welcome. Prizes for most pledges, proceeds to Heaven’s Wildlife Rescue. For more, contact events@heavenswildliferescue.org