What’s Happening, week of Sept. 04

What’s Happening events must be open to the public, of general public interest, 60 words or less, and received at least two weeks prior to the event.  Please include ticket prices, if any, and where to obtain more information. Email notices to info@thesarniajournal.ca.

Thursday, Sept. 4

Cooking Classes

Beginner and intermediate cooking classes offered six Thursday mornings from Sept. 4 to Oct 9 at First Christian Reformed Church, corner of Exmouth and Murphy, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  No charge. For more, call Betty at 519-336-8808.

Scouts Registration

A Scouts Canada fall registration night will be held for potential scouts at Grace United Church, 990 Cathcart Blvd, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Boys and girls welcome. For more, email bluewaterscouting@gmail.com or contact Mary-Ann at 519-330-3406

Friday, Sept. 5

Free concert

The local band Element of Surprise will play a mix of classic rock and original songs at the Cheeky Monkey, 130 Christina St., N. during the September First Friday. For more, call 519-332-0978

Live Music Cafe

A night of free live music featuring the Sisters Of Soul, with several special musical guests. Coffee, tea, and munchies provided. Donations accepted. At the Foursquare Gospel Church, 207 Talfourd St., 7:30 p.m. For more, call Fran at 519-332-4320

Balance and Bone Health

A free two-hour, four-week program run by an occupational therapist and presented by the Rapids Family Health Team designed to gradually improve balance, avoid falls and maintain independence. At 1150 Pontiac Dr. To register, call 519-339-8949

Sunday, September 7

Race For Health

Mainstreet Credit Union (formerly Lambton Financial Credit Union) hosting a chip-timed run/walk fundraiser for cardiac care equipment at Bluewater Health. St. Patrick’s High School track, with a 5 km, 10 km and half-marathon run/walk. To register, or more, go to www.raceforthealth.kintera.org/bwhf or call 519-464-4405.  $50 registration. Sponsorship opportunities available.

Monday, Sept. 8

Girl Guide Registration

Information and registration night for girls ages five to 18
at Dunlop United Church, 757 Rosedale Ave., from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Registration and information also available online at www.girlguides.ca

Sunday, Sept 7

Taoist Tai Chi

The Sarnia Branch of FLK – Taoist Tai Chi is holding a fall open house at the Kiwanis Community Centre, 180 College Ave. N., from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. For more, call 519-344-0346

Monday, Sept. 8

Basketball registration

Registration for the fall St. Clair Secondary School Mini-Express Basketball League for boys and girls in Grades 2-8, Sept. 8 and 10, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 14 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., at the school (back door by track). $40, cash only, includes T-shirt. For more, call Peter at 519-332-1140, or visit stclairminicolts.com

Line Dancing

The Sarnia Outtaliners is offering classes in line dancing to people of all ages at two locations: 375 Vidal St. S., on Mondays at 6 p.m., and the Portuguese Club on Campbell Street on Wednesdays, at 5:30 p.m. Drop-ins welcome. Cost, $6 or $7, depending on location. For more, call Christina at 519-337-2741

Tuesday, Sept. 9

Genealogy

Janet Kelch will discuss the Britton Family from Bristol, England at a meeting of the Ontario Genealogical Society, Lambton branch, 7:30 p.m., LDS Church, 1400 Murphy Rd. For more, contact Janet at 519-383-0468

Wednesday, Sept. 10

Noise Annoys

Dominique Potvin of Western University will discuss how urban and industrial soundscapes impact wildlife at the next ‘Green Drinks’ environmental discussion, 7 p.m., Limbo Lounge’s back room, 196 Christina St. N. No charge. For more, contact greendrinkssarnia@outlook.com  

Phoenix Concert Band

The first practice of the news season of the Sarnia Phoenix Concert Band will be held at Sarnia Christian School on Pontiac Drive, 6:30 p.m. New or experienced horn players and drummers welcome, high school age and up. For more, call Mary at 519-344-8728, or email Charles.L.Dalmas@gmail.com

Thursday, Sept. 11

Roast Beef Dinner

Roast beef dinner with homemade desserts organized by the Mayflower Rebekah Lodge in affiliation with Thompson Gardens, 198 Beckwith St. in Corunna, 5:30 p.m. All welcome, and portion of the proceeds goes to charity. Tickets, $12, dine in or takeout. For more, call Dianne at 519-337-1899

Friday, Sept. 12

Greekfest

Three-day celebration of local Hellenic culture at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 1299 Murphy Rd., featuring authentic Greek cuisine, live traditional and modern Greek music, displays, dancing, children’s area and multi-cultural entertainment. Admission, $2 adults. Friday night concert and dinner featuring Pavlo, $30 advance, $40 at door. For more, call 519-491-6615

 Saturday, Sept. 13

Aquarium Club Auction

Thousands of items including fish, tanks, food, plants and more available in the gym of Sarnia Christian School, 1273 Exmouth St. Doors open 9:30 a.m., auction starts at 11 a.m. Lunch available at cost. For more, call Jack at 519-542-8282

Tuesday, Sept. 16

Church Course

Trinity Anglican Church offering an eight-week course for anyone interested in the Christian faith. Video talks, a meal and discussion. No fee, but participants may contribute to meal costs. Runs Tuesdays, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Sept. 16 to Nov. 4, 1194 Murphy Rd. For more call 519-542-9261

Thursday, Sept. 18

St. Clair River Symposium

Binational Public Advisory Council (BPAC) for the St. Clair River hosting second in series of binational symposiums to help delist the St. Clair River Area of Concern.  Doubletree by Hilton Hotel in Port Huron, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Seating is limited; registration required by Aug. 25. For more, visit www.amiando.com/StClairRiver.

Friday, Sept. 19

Two-day Jazz & Blues in the Village, in park at Lochiel Kiwanis Community Centre. On Friday, after 6:30 p.m., Chris Murphy Band and JW Jones. On Saturday, after 1 p.m., Diana Panton and Al Weiss Jazz Quartet; after 6:30 p.m., Lit’l Chicago and Tom Lavin & the Legendary Powder Blues, Rain or shine. For more, visit www.jazzinthevillage.com.

Saturday, Sept. 20

Archery 3-D Shoot

The Lambton Sportsman’s Club hosting a 3-D archery shoot at 521 Bickford Line (at Highway 40), from 8:00 a.m. to 12 noon. Non-members, $10. Children under 15, free with paid adult. Lunch available for $5. For more, contact Elsie at 519-867-3940, or Len at 519-344-7009.

Rummage Sale

The Sarnia Bluewater Chordsmen are holding a rummage and garage sale in the gymnasium of New Horizons Community Church, 383 Russell Street North, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Money raised will go to charitable causes. For more, call David at 519-339-9927

Sunday, Sept. 21

First Responders Service

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church is holding a special service to recognize the firefighters and paramedics who serve the Sarnia area, at 7 p.m., 261 Christina St N. For more, call the office at 519-332-2662

Tuesday, Sept. 23

Symphony auditions

The International Symphony Orchestra is holding musician auditions for the 2014-15 season, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Fine Arts Building of St. Clair County Community College, in Port Huron. String players needed, with some opening in wind, brass and percussion sections. For more, contact Anne Brown at 519- 337-7775

 Thursday, Sept. 25

Candlelight Vigil

MADD Sarnia/Lambton hosting a candlelight vigil in remembrance of loved ones killed or injured by impaired driving. Candles provided, with a memorial table for framed photographs. At the Point Edward Optimist Hall, next to the Point Edward Arena, 7 p.m. For more, call 519-339-9962

Vietnam travelogue

Dorothy and Fred Moss present a video adventure featuring the people and countryside of Vietnam at the Strangway Centre, 260 East St. N., at 3 p.m. Cost $1.80 members, $3.60 non-members. For more, call 519-332-0656