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What's Happening, Week of June 19

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.

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 [email protected].

Wednesday, June 18

Rural Business

A rural business trade show will be held at the St. Clair Parkway Golf Course in Mooretown, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Forty exhibit tables. Entry is $10, free to local Chamber of Commerce members. For more, visit

Additive Manufacturing 101

Keynote speaker James Janeteas, President of Cimetrix Solutions Inc., will discuss how manufacturers can gain an advantage with additive manufacturing at the Western Sarnia-Lambton Research Park, 1086 Modeland Rd., 1040 Conference Room, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., or 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Hosted by Bluewater Technology Access Centre, a division of Lambton College. To register email [email protected]

 Friday, June 20

Free barbecue

Tourism Sarnia-Lambton is hosting a free barbecue and cruise aboard the Duc D’Orleans II as part of National Tourism Week. At the Front Street dock, with parking at Bayshore Lot. 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more, call Shaelyn or 519-336-3232 ext. 235, or 
[email protected]

 Saturday, June 21

Doors Open

Two-day hidden heritage tour allows you to explore 44 interesting private residences, public buildings and institutions in Sarnia-Lambton for free. Most sites open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For site list and a map visit

Anti-Violence Walk

Second annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event, to raise money and awareness to end domestic violence in our community. Hosted by the Women’s Interval Home. At Lambton Mall, beginning at 11 a.m. For more, visit [email protected]

Summer Kick Off

Annual summer kick-off featuring a full slate of bands, motorcycle show, refreshments and a barbecue at the Corunna Legion, Albert and Beckwith streets, Corunna. Starts at 11:00 a.m., bands and motorcycle show ($5 registration) start at 1 p.m. General entry is free, but non-perishable food donations appreciated. For more, call 519-862-1240.

Indoor Yard Sale

A yard and bake sale hosted by the Lambton Daughters of the Nile Club will be held in the basement of the Masonic Hall, 245 Essex St., 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Proceeds to Shriners Hospitals for Children – Canada.  For more, call 519-542-6738.

Book Sale

St. Paul’s United Church hosting a book sale with morning coffee and treats, Emma and Devine streets, 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon. Admission $2. Proceeds support work of United Church Women. For more, call Nora at 519-542-3320

Bike Rodeo

A day of bike safety, inspections, hot dogs and giveaways. One hundred helmets to be distributed and draws for eight new bikes. Sponsored by Point Edward Optimists, Fleck Law and Bildfell Law, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Point Edward Arena, 210 Monk Street. For more visit

  Sunday, June 22

Books and Biscotti

A literary celebration to launch three books: Italian Canadians At Table, co-edited by Loretta Gatto-White and Delia De Santis; Tarnished Trophies, by Debbie Okun Hill; and Conspicuous Accents, edited by Licia Canton. Dante Club, Dante Club, 1330 London Road, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more call Delia 519-869-6852.

Band Concert

The Lambton Concert Band is offering a free concert under musical director Tessa Catton and guest conductor Charles Dalmas.  Sarnia Library, 2 p.m. Admission free, with free-will donation at door. For more, call Alison at 519-337-9870

  Sunday, June 22

Cruise in the Park

The Sarnia Street Machines will meet in Canatara Park for a car show and swap meet 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Vintage Cars, Roadsters and more on display. Admission free but donations accepted, proceeds going to Pathways Centre. Registration for cars 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Cash prizes and trophies awarded to registrants. Food and live music throughout the day. For further details contact Julianne Higdon 519-337-2797.

 Monday, June 23

Seniors Cruise

The 35th annual Seniors Cruise offers a St. Clair River outing aboard the Duc D’Orleans II, food and refreshments. As usual, the only cost is only a smile. Cruises leave at approximately, 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., noon, 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. from the Front Street dock, rain or shine.  For more, call 519-344-8829, ext. 306

 Wednesday, June 25

Hospital AGM

Bluewater Health holding its annual general meeting in the hospital’s Level 2 Auditorium. Guest speaker is partnership and collaborations specialist Heather Graham. 4:30 p.m. For more, call Tara at 519-464-4443 or email [email protected]

Thursday, June 26

Tailgate Party

An annual tailgate party hosted by the Sarnia Connects and the Young Professionals of the Sarnia Lambton Chamber of Commerce will take place in the parking lot at 556 North Christina Street from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Food, fun, networking and 19 years or older to attend.

 Saturday, June 28

Sarnia Reunion

The capstone of the month’s Centennial events is The Reunion at the RBC Centre featuring entertainers from Sarnia – Donovan Woods, Andrew Austin, John Wing, Chris Molyneaux, Emm Gryner and Chris Hadfield, plus a dance band. History displays, food. Tickets, $12. Doors open 5:30 p.m., entertainment at 7:30 p.m. For more, call Cindy at

519-541-1717 Ext. #2

Canada Day in Grove

Optimist Club of Bright's Grove presents a day that begins with a parade from Wildwood Park at 11 a.m.  Festival at noon in Kenwick Park includes carnival with swings, inflatables, food and clowns. Free, non-alcohol 7:30 p.m. concert featuring Lit'l Chicago, CD/AC and Erika & Sarah. For more call Larry @ 519-542-3298 or email [email protected]

Fundraising Barbecue

A hamburger and sausage barbecue at Davy Jones Quality Meats, with all proceeds going to the Breast Cancer Society. Cost, $2, includes chips and pop. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., 1030 Confederation St. For more, call 519-383-8837

Charity Barbecue

A barbecue in support of the Canadian Cancer Society will be held at Eclipse Catering & Bistro, 266 Russell St., starting at 11 a.m. For more, call Mike at 519-491-8181.

Tea Party Concert

The Get The Ball Rolling concert features The Tea Party, The Standstills and Autumns Cannon at the Stokes Bay Lawn on Sarnia Bay. Tickets, $35, VIP $70. Gates open 6:30 p.m., concert 8 p.m. For more, visit

 Sunday, June 29

Garden Tour

The Sarnia Communities in Bloom garden tour includes eight local sites, including shaded, sunny and hobbyist gardens. From 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Tickets, $12, available at most local florists and garden centres. For more, call Tourism Sarnia-Lambton at 519-336-3232

 Tuesday, July 1

Canada Day Sarnia

Celebrations for Canada Day start with the parade at 11:30 a.m. from Lakeshore and Colborne, ending in Canatara Park. Festivities include multi-cultural entertainment, ethnic food booths, arts & crafts, children’s activities and train rides from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. throughout Canatara Park. Opening Ceremonies at 1:30pm in the park band shell. Moving to the Sarnia Waterfront and Bayshore parking lot at 4:30 p.m. is musical entertainment and fireworks at dusk. More information contact Ryan Chamney 519-332-0330 ext. 3202.

Canada Day Pig Roast

Celebrate Canada Day at the Sarnia Legion, Branch 62, celebrating Canada Day with a dinner and dance starting at 4:30 p.m., with dinner at 5:30 p.m. Music by Mid Life Crisis. Tickets $14. For more, call Anne at 519-336-2841, or

 Saturday, July 5

Building Climb

Run Up For Rebound sees participants climb the 18 flights of stairs at Sarnia’s Kenwick Building seven times, for a total of 1764 steps, in support of Sarnia-Lambton Rebound. Team, individual and relay climbs. Pre-registration required at  For more, call 519-344-2841, Ext. 110

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