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What’s Happening, week of Sept. 3

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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]

Friday, Sept. 4

Live Music

The Mike Blackmore Group performs at Cheeky Monkey as part of the First Friday downtown cultural walkabout. Also an art show and sale by Nicholas Theoret. 130 Christina St., 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more, call Mary Anne at 519-332-0978

Movie in the Park

A drop-in, all-ages showing of “Penguins of Madagascar” at the Bright’s Grove Library from 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Bring blankets and lawn chairs. Raindate: Sept. 5. Call 519-869-2351).

Saturday, Sept. 5

Meat raffle

Brownstones hosts a charity meat draw from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., featuring Davy Jones meats. Proceeds to the Cystic Fibrosis Canada Sarnia-Lambton chapter.

Back To School BBQ

Golden K Kiwanis Club hosts two-day barbecue at Staples, with all proceeds going to purchase school supplies for children. Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 1379 London Rd. For more, contact Sheila at [email protected]

Sunday, Sept. 6

Legion Open House

The Ladies Auxilliary of the Royal Canadian Legion are holding an open house at Branch 62 in Sarnia, inviting women to take part in fellowship and Legion work. 286 Front St. N., 7 p.m. For more, call Sharon at 519-862-2272

Monday, Sept. 7

Labour Day Parade

The 113th annual edition of the Sarnia Labour Day parade featuring a show of organized labour along with bands and floats from union locals and businesses. 9:30 a.m. Front Street route, starting at Wellington Street and ending at Centennial Park.

Tuesday, Sept. 8


The Lambton County Branch of Ontario Genealogical Society hosts “Geography & Maps for Genealogists” with Shirley Sturdevant at the LDS Church, 1400 Murphy Rd. at 7:30 p.m. Free & open to public. Call 519-383-0468 or email [email protected]

Quit Smoking Workshop

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free seminar to help you quit smoking with free nicotine replacement therapy 1150 Pontiac Dr., at 2:00 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

Living Well with Diabetes

Rapids Family Health Team is offering a free workshop that provides a general overview on living well with diabetes, 1150 Pontiac Dr., at 9:30 a.m.  Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

Boat Cruise

Huron Baptist Church hosting a seniors’ day boat cruise aboard the Duc d’Orleans. Meet at the church at 1285 Michigan Ave. at 11 a.m. Tickets, $25, must be reserved by calling 519-542-4581 by Thursday, Sept. 3.

Cub Registration

Registration for Scouts Canada Cubs, ages 8-10, will be held over two days at St. Bartholomew’s Church, Sept. 8 and 15, from 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. 718 Cathcart Blvd. For more, call Rob at 519 328-4546

Book Clubs

Book clubs at several Lambton County Library branch locaitons begin this week. Contact your local branch for details.

Wednesday, Sept. 9

Bluewater Ski Club

Hosts its first general meeting at Stoke’s Bay at 7:30 p.m. Sign up for a trip to Panorama scheduled for Feb. 2016. Members must be 19+. Visit www.bluewaterskiclub.com

Healthy Weights

Rapids Family Health Team is offering a free five-week education program to help you make lifestyle changes, 1150 Pontiac Dr., at 1:30 p.m.  Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

TOPS Meet-ups

The local TOPS support group hosts Wednesday meetings from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at its new location in the Strangway Centre. Call 519-491-0616

Thursday, Sept. 10

Chronic Disease Program

The West Lambton Community Health Centre hosts “Master Your Health” a six-week program for people living with chronic disease. Runs Thursdays through Oct. 22, 5:30 to 8 p.m. Call 519-344-3017


Beginners classes run Thursdays through to Oct. 15 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the West Community Health Centre. Call 519-344-3017 ext. 259 to register.

Friday, Sept. 11

Stress Management Seminar

Rapids Family Health Team is offering a free workshop to help you effectively manage your stress, 1150 Pontiac Dr., at 9:30 a.m.  Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

Charity BBQ

Fabien Jagoo & Associates (The Co-operators) host a charity BBQ at the Foodland parking lot in Bright’s Grove (2600 New Lakeshore Rd.) from 12 noon to 7 p.m. Includes prizes and draws. Donations to Cystic Fibrosis Canada.

Saturday, Sept. 12


The Lambton Outdoor Club organizing a 20km hike at the Wildwood Conservation Area. Meet at 8 a.m. at 402 Esso Truck Stop. Bring lunch, snack & water. Contact Lester at 519-542-7329


Paroisse Saint-Thomas d’Aquin is organizaing a pilgrimage, in French, for the French community of Lambton, to Merlin, ON., from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Includes mass, rosary, Devine Mercy and some free time. Cost is $20 and includes transportation. For more info, contact Maryse Mankarios, 519-312-2025.

Mouthguard Clinic

In support of minor hockey and other sports, Lambton Family Dental is holding a free children’s mouthguard clinic, 387 Exmouth St., 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more, call 519-344-5747

Sunshine BBQ

An M&M Meats barbecue featuring hamburgers, hot dogs and sausages in support of the Sarnia-Lambton Sunshine Foundation chapter. 1362 Lambton Mall Rd., from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more, call Marie at 519-491-5637


1K, 3K and 5K runs starting at the cannon in Canatara Park, with the Sarnia Roadrunners, beginning at 8:30 a.m. Contact [email protected]

Girls Day Out Event

Sarnia Christian School hosts The Ultimate Girls Day Our benefitting St. Joseph’s Hospice, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free admission & parking. Vendors include Pampered Chef, Foxy Leggings and more.

Fall Fair

At Trinity Anglican Church, featuring horse-drawn hayrides, inflatables, play equipment, face painting, live music and food kettles. All free. 1194 Murphy Rd., 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more, call 519-542-9261

Sunday, Sept. 13

Race for Health

Annual Bluewater Health Foundation event in support of hospital cardiac care, featuring kid’s fun race, five and 10 kilometre walk/runs and a half marathon. Central Athletic Facility on East St. Registration, $60, at www.raceroster.com/5048 or call 519-464-4405

Lego Club

At the Bright’s Grove Library (school-age) from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., also Sept. 20 and 28. Also at Mallroad Library on Sept. 19 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Ages 6+. Pre-register by calling your local branch.

Open House

The FLK – Taoist Tai Chi Sarnia Branch holds its fall open house from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Kiwanis Community Centre. Call 519-344-0346.

Yard & Bake Sale

The local TOPs group hosts a yard and bake sale at 716 Ernest St., Point Edward, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Rain date Sept. 26

Monday, Sept. 14

Scottish Country Dancing

A new series of weekly Monday night Scottish dance sessions beginning at All Saints’ Church, 248 Vidal St. N. No experience required, only soft-soled shoes. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more, call Lyn 519-336-1053

Preschool sessions

New preschool sessions begin this week at most Lambton County Library branches, including Tales for Tots and Story Hour. For more, visit www.lclibrary.ca

Tuesday, Sept. 15

Living Well With COPD

Rapids Family Health Team is offering a free 10 week education and exercise program to help you Live Well with COPD. Classes held at the Navy Club.  Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

Wednesday, Sept. 16

Figure Skating

Registration held for the coming season of the Point Edward Skating Club. Point Edward Community Hall, 210 Monk St., from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. A second registration offered on Sept. 24, same times. For more, call Donna at 519-542-6936 or Helen at 519-344-2266

Cooking Class

“Cooking for 1-2 People” at the West Lambton Community Health Centre offers meal planning and nutrition tips. 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Call 519-344-3017 ext. 259 to register.

Seniors on the Move

A fall prevention program runs at the Camlachie United Church (6784 Camlachie Rd.) from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Includes free lunch and door prizes. Hosted by VHA Home Health Care, VON and Heart & Stroke. Call 519-869-8694 or 519-899-4720 to pre-register.

Seniors Luncheon

The Saint Andrew’s Seniors Luncheon group hosts lunch & entertainment from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. at 261 Christina St. N. Cost is $7. Call 519-332-2662.

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