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What's Happening, week of Sept. 11

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, 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 [email protected]  

Phoenix Concert Band

The first practice of the new 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 [email protected]

 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


Three-day celebration of local Hellenic culture at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 1299 Murphy Rd., featuring Greek cuisine, live traditional and modern Greek music, displays, dancing, children’s area and multi-cultural entertainment. Saturday, noon - 11 p.m.; Sunday, noon – 5 p.m. Admission, $2 adults. Friday night concert featuring Pavlo, $30 advance, $40 at door. For more, call 519-491-6615

Live Music Café

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

 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

Running Event

The Sarnia Roadrunners present one, three and five kilometre runs in Canatara Park, starting at 8:30 a.m.  Events start at the cannon; cost is $3.  All runners and walkers welcome. For more, contact [email protected]

 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

Show Premier

Host Helen Lomax, a local business mentor and VP of Enthusiasm at Pathways & Transitions, interviews experts about challenges for employees and businesses on ‘The Workplace Puzzle,’ a weekly show premiering on TV Cogeco at 6:30 p.m. For more, call Helen at 519-847-5838

Accessibility Lunch And Learn

Breaking Barriers to Business presenting a workshop that will take participants through the process of applying for federal funding to renovate facilities for accessibility. Registration is free, lunch provided, 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., at the Chamber of Commerce, 556 Christina Street N. For more, contact Natalie at 519-381-2116 or

[email protected]

 Wednesday, Sept. 17

Show Premier

Book Ends is an eight-part series about local writers by WITS (Writers International Through Sarnia) on TV Cogeco, at 6 p.m. Episode one features Margaret Bird interviewing Norma West Linder and James Deahl. For more, call Margaret at 519-869-8687

Gardening Event

Horticulturalist Marg Dudley will discuss the Floriade Horticultural Expo of Holland at a meeting organized by the Sarnia Horticultural Society, 7 p.m. at DeGroot’s Nurseries Green Room, 1840 London Line. All welcome. For more, call 519-332-5837

 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

Take Back The Night

Join the 21st annual march and make a statement about stopping violence against women and children and holding perpetrators responsible. 7:00 p.m. at the Peace Court on Christina Street, between Limbos and the Green Café.  For more, called the Sexual Assault Survivors’ Centre at 519-337-3154 or visit

 Friday, Sept. 19

Jazz and Blues

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. All proceeds to SODA. For more, visit

 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

Rayjon Fall Fair

Annual Rayjon Fall Fair featuring home décor items, women’s accessories and jewelry, frozen foods, bake table and more at Sacred Heart School, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. All proceeds support Rayjon development projects in Haiti and the Dominican Republic. For more, call  Dianne McKillican  at 519-862-1963

‘Electric Library’ Info

Got an electronic tablet, eBook reader, iPad or laptop? Learn how to access free services like eBooks and eMagazines at the Sarnia Library West Room, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more, call 519-337-3291

 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

 Wednesday, Sept. 24

Ballroom Dancing

Wednesday lessons in Cha Cha and Quickstep begin, with Foxtrot and Samba to start Oct. 7. Location to be announced. Lessons are 75 minutes. Sarnia Ballroom Dancing Club membership is $30 per couple, and lessons are $100 per couple for each nine-week class. For more, visit

 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

  Thursday, Sept. 25

Learn to Sing

Seaway Sounds is offering a free, six-week program on how to sing a cappella, starting Sept. 25, 7:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the St. Francois Xavier School canteen, 901 The Rapids Parkway. Call 519-381-0940 to pre-register or for more information.

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