July 5th: 4th Annual Accessibility Day and Paralympian Come to Forest – The Lambton Shores Accessibility Committee will be hosting the 4th Annual Accessibility Day on Saturday, July 5th from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Kimball Hall (6276 Townsend Line, Forest). Following the tour at 1:30 p.m., guest speaker, Tyler McGregor will share his 2014 Paralympic journey.
July 12: 25th Annual “Order of Alhambra” Golf Tournament & Roast Port Dinner – Sandhills Golf Resort, 9767 Port Franks Rd on Saturday, July 12. Contact Pete DeVet at 519-828-3357 or firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
July 22: Euchre Rama – The Port Franks Seniors are having an Euchre Rama, Tuesday July 22 at the Port Franks Community Centre. Port Franks Rd, Port Franks. Coffee, Tea and Timbits served at 9am. Games start at 10am. Cost $8, includes lunch. Everyone welcome. The Port Franks Sniors are a non-profit organization. For more info, contact 519 243-1955, or 519 243-3157.
July 26-27: Scorpions Youth Beach Volleyball Tournament – Youth Volleyball Tournament on Grand Bend’s Main Beach. You must register to play. Spectators are welcome. For details visit www.scorpionsbeach.ca.
August 1-3: Thedford Funion Days – Come join the community in celebrating the 12th Annual Funion Days on August 1-3! Festivities begin on Friday, August 1 with the Thedford Legion Fish Fry. Seniors Bid Euchre Night will follow at the Thedford Village Complex. Saturday, August 2 will feature a parade, a kids’ baseball tournament, a vintage car show, BBQs, the Fireman’s Roast Beef Dinner, and the popular street dance on Main Street. Sunday, August 3 starts with the United Church Breakfast followed by Country Gospel Sunday Morning Gathering. Call 519-296-4994 for more information.
August 5: Port Franks Walking Program Meet at the Port Franks Community Centre every Tuesday and Thursday morning at 9am. (8:00 am in the summer) for this hour long walk then coffee at St Annes in Port Franks. Everyone welcome!
August 6: Savanna Strollers Pinery Park Outside Walking Program every Wednesday we meet at the Lambton Heritage Museum 9:20 a.m. Contact Cindy Maxfield at 519-238-1556 ext. 231 for more info or check out the Pinery Park website www.pinerypark.on.ca
August 14: Dining for Seniors Program every 2nd and 4th Thursday monthly at 12:00 noon at John’s By The Lake Anglican Church on Highway 21 N. across from Oakwood Golf Club. Cost $9.00 per person. Call Faye Blair-Skinner at 1-877-502-8277 ext. 2300 for reservations or more information. For August our entertainment will be August 14 – George Rodriques with his classical guitar playing. On August 28 – Karl Berg will be singing accompanied on his guitar. Come on out for some good food and fellowship with other seniors in the local area. We would love to see some new faces.
August 15: Farm to Table Box orders due Boxes are $13 or $18 per box. Deliver is at the Grand Bend Area CHC on Aug. 28th Contact Miranda Burgess dietitian 519-238-1556 ext.222
August 19: Grand Bend and Area Men’s PROBUS speaker for Tuesday August 19, 10:00am. at the Grand Bend Legion is Retired Lt. Commander, Canadian Navy, Mike Hoare. His topic is to be announced. Grand Bend and Area Men’s PROBUS meets the third Tuesday of every month, year round, at the Grand Bend Legion 10:00am. The club welcomes all retired or semi-retired gentlemen in the Grand Bend area. A fun sharing experience that offers thought provoking exceptional speakers at every meeting. To visit or join call Bob Cook at 519-243-1986.
August 23: Household Hazardous Waste Depot – The County of Lambton Public Works Department, in partnership with Orange Drop and Clean Harbors Environmental Services will once again be offering two household hazardous waste (HHW) mobile events this summer at the Public Works Depot located at 6958 Townsend Line, Lambton Shores. For more information call 1-866-324-6912. A
ugust 26: Parkinson Support Program Grand Bend Area CHC in the Community room 1:30 p.m. Please join us as we offer an opportunity to seek and learn information, voice concerns and share experiences for those individuals living with Parkinson Disease. Contact Katelyn Hallman OT at 519-238-1556 ext 241 for details.
August 27: Men Can Cook Grand Bend Area CHC 10-2 pm. Contact Miranda Burgess 519-238-1556 ext 222 for details. Everyone welcome. Small fee to cover cost of food.
August 28: Blood Pressure Clinic Grand Bend CHC Adult Day Wing. 2-4 p.m. Everyone welcome!
August 28: Ravenswood Masonic Lodge 1st Annual Perch Fish Fry Thedford Legacy Centre serving 4-7 pm. Cost $15 per adult, $7 for kids 6-12 yrs of old. For information and to reserve tickets Ernest at 519-243-1797.
August 30: Masonic Lodge Annual Pickerel Fish Fry – The Masonic Lodge is hosting their “All You Can Eat” Fish Dinner at the Legacy Recreation Centre, 16 Allen St from 4:00-7:00pm. Adults $15; Children 6-12 $7. For tickets call 519-243-1797.
September 20: Rotary Club’s Autumn Indulgence – Autumn Indulgence is a gala Grand Bend tradition – a splendid evening of food, fellowship, and live entertainment. Enjoy the exceptional atmosphere in the transformed Huron Country Playhouse, a gourmet dinner, unique live and silent auctions, live music and dancing. Tickets are available now and may be purchased from any Rotarian, or online by following this link.
Ongoing Events & Meetings
Lambton Heritage Museum – Open Daily. 519-243-2600. 8km south of Grand Bend on Highway 21. www.lclmg.org
- Sarnia: We Built this City Exhibit opening May 1st, will coincide with the 100th anniversary of the City of Sarnia.
- Kids Discover: Dinosaurs, Fossils and Heaven’s Above! Children activities exploring ancient reptiles, fossils, and the solar system.
- War at Home: The First World War in Lambton (starting August 2) Explores life in Lambton during the First World War through stories, letters, photographs, and artifacts.
Savannah Strollers Pinery Park Walking Club: Meets every Wednesday at 9:20am (Please note new fall time) meet at the Lambton Heritage Museum parking lot. No cost. Contact Cindy Maxfield 519-238-1556 ext. 231 or Friends of Pinery Park 519-243-1521 or visit www.pinerypark.on.ca
Healthy Lifestyle Exercise and Gentle Exercise in Grand Bend CHC: 9am and 10:30am in the Community Room at the Grand Bend Area Community Health Centre. Contact Cindy Maxfield GBACHC 519-238-1556 ext 231 for more information.
Port Franks & Area Camera Club: Meets every 2nd & 4th Monday of each month at 7pm at the Port Franks Community Centre. Everyone welcome. www.portfrankscameraclub.com.
Forest Lawn Bowling: Meets every Tuesday & Thursday at 7pm until Mid-September. Equipment provided. Casual attire and flat-heeled shoes are required. Teams are determined at game time, no partners needed. Forest Lawn Bowling Greens are located on the corner of Townsend Line and Albert Street in Forest. www.lawnbowlingforest.com
ONE CARE – Home and Community Support Services Dining for Seniors Program: Every 2nd & 4th Thursday at Noon at St. John’s by the Lake Anglican Church (Hwy 21 North across from Oakwood Golf Club). Cost $9 per person. Contact Faye Blair-Skinner at 1-877-502-8277 ext. 2300.
Ontario Early Years Programs (www.ontarioearlyyears.ca)
- Arkona: Every 2nd, 4th & 5th Tuesday, 9:30-11:30am at Arkona Recreation Centre, 16 Smith St.
- Forest: Daily at Kinnwood Best Start Hub, 37 Morris St. Forest. Calendar of events – www.nlchildcare.ca/oeyc/calendars. Register with OEYC at 519-786-6161 ext. 230.
- Grand Bend: Every Friday 9:30-11:30am, held at Grand Bend Public School, 15 Gill Rd.
- Thedford: Every 1st & 3rd Tuesday 9:30-11:30am at Thedford Library (Legacy Recreation Centre, 16 Allen St., Thedford).
Ontario Early Years Centre Activities at Kinwood Best Start Hub in Forest (37 Morris St.) www.ontarioearlyyears.ca or www.nlchildcare.ca/oeyc/calendars. For all programs and activities please register with the OEYC at 519-786-6161 ext. 230.
FREE PROGRAMS – For families with children up to age 6
May 20: Cooking Can Be Fun After School 3pm. (3-6 year olds) Calling all children who like to cook after school. This program will introduce and teach children how to make nutritional snacks through hands on experience. May 21: Kid’s Cook 10am. Join us for a fun cooking experience. We will chop, measure, mix, and taste some very yummy creations. You won’t want to miss this tasty treat!
May 27: Bee Fit For Preschoolers 10am. The Bee Fit program is full of different activities for children ages 3 – 6 that will help promote physical activity in their everyday play.
May 28: Tickle Rhymes and Songs For Infants 10am. This play based music program is designed for babies 0-12 months. We will focus on familiar rhymes, songs and stories that parents can do at home.
May 30: Shake, Rattle & Roll 10am. The children will be moving, listening and playing musical instruments. Please join us for a fun morning.
May 31: Dad’s Connection 9:30am-12pm. Calling all Dads, Grandpas and Uncles…come on out to the Ontario Early Years Centre with your child enjoy a snack, and a fun-filled morning of playing. This Saturday we will be working with wood. All programs/activities take place at Kinnwood Best Start Hub, 37 Morris St. Forest. For all programs and activities please register with the OEYC at 519-786-6161 ext. 230. To view a calendar of all events, please visit www.nlchildcare.ca/oeyc/calendars Port Franks Community Centre – Seniors Activities:
- Darts: Every Monday at 1pm. Euchre: Every Monday at 7:30pm.
- Euchre & Bridge: Every Tuesday at 1pm.
- Badminton: Every Wednesday at 7pm & Every Friday at 10am.
- Shuffleboard: Every Thursday at 1pm.
- Bridge: Every Friday at 1pm.
- Pickleball: Every Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday at 7pm (Schedule may vary, please check schedule at the hall) 9997 Port Franks Rd.
- Shuffleboard: Every Monday at 1pm. Everyone welcome. Will be held at the Legacy Recreation Centre, 16 Allen St., Thedford.
Grand Bend Golden Agers: Starting September 4 at 12:30pm at the Grand Bend Legion.
- Shuffleboard outside 9-11am, Monday & Thursday.
- Euchre downstairs 1:30pm, Wednesdays. Contact Shirley Pole 519-238-8205 or Fred Willert 519-238-6028. New members welcome.
Healthy Lifestyle Exercise: Starting September 17, every Tuesday & Thursday in Port Franks. Line-dancing starts at 8:30am followed by exercise from 9-10am. Port Franks Community Centre. FREE! Instructor Faye. Contact Cindy Maxfield GBACHC 519-238-1556 ext. 231 for more information.
Recreational Volleyball League: is looking for players. Must be 16 or older. The league plays Tuesday evenings from 8-10pm at the Shore Recreation Centre Gymnasium, 7883 Amelecom Parkway, Forest. October-Mid-April. Please contact Mary at email@example.com
Shriners Hillbillies Meat Raffles: September – May at Grog’s Restaurant from 2-4pm. Held the first Saturday of each month. Funds raised go towards supporting Shriner’s Hospitals.
Ausable Port Franks Meat Raffles: Third Saturday of each month at Grog’s Restaurant from 2-4pm. Proceeds go to Optimist projects and community events.
North Lambton Super Strokers Meat Raffles: Tuesdays at Skeeter Barlow’s in Forest. Raffle begins at 5:30pm with first draw at 5:45pm. Proceeds will be used to offset the cost of attending World Club Crew Championships in Ravenna Italy in September 2014.
Arkona Lioness Meat Raffles: Second Saturday of the month, September – May at Grog’s Restaurant from 2pm. Funds raised go towards supporting local youth groups, seniors, and other community needs in the Lambton Shores Area.
Combined Probus Club of Forest Meetings Held on the second Wednesday of the month from 10am-12pm in the basement of the North Lambton Community Health Centre. There is a short business meeting followed by social/coffee time. Guest speakers give interesting talks on varied topics from 11am-12pm.
I CAN Program (Children, Activity, Nutrition): Free afterschool program for children ages 6-13yrs. Provides a variety of physical activities and games regardless of athletic ability. A nutritious snack will be offered that the children will help prepare. Children will also have time to express their creativity through fun and meaningful crafts. The program runs in Forest on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 2:30-5:30pm at the Shores Recreation Centre and in Thedford on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 3-6pm at the Legacy Recreation Centre. For more information please contact Kandis Hodgins at 519-786-4545 ext. 235 or visit www.nlchc.com/fican.php
Grand Bend & Area Community Health Centre offers many programs and classes throughout the year which are FREE and open to anyone in the community. For more information or to register, call the GBCHC at 51-238-1556 ext. 231
North Lambton Community Health Centre offers many programs and classes that are open to anyone in the community and are FREE! For information or to register, call the NLCHC at 519-786-4545 ext. 235 or visit www.nlchc.com
Arkona Lioness Meat Raffles September – May. Arkona Lioness Meat Raffles are held at Grog’s Restaurant, at the corner of Hwys 21 and 79 starting at 2pm. the second Saturday of the month. The funds raised go towards supporting local youth groups, seniors and other community needs in the Lambton Shores area. Great prizes to be won.
Ausable Port Franks Meat Raffles The Ausable Port Franks Optimist Club will be monthly meat draws at Grog’s Restaurant from 2-4pm on the third Saturday of each month. Proceeds go to Optimist projects and community events.
Grand Bend & Area Community Health Centre The Grand Bend Area Community Health Centre offers many programs and classes throughout the year which are FREE and open to anyone in the community. For more information or to register, call the GBCHC at 519-238-1556 ext. 231.
Grand Bend Legion All shows are on Saturdays from 3-6pm, unless otherwise stated at 20 Municipal Dr, Grand Bend
Grand Bend Shuffle Club Grand Bend Shuffle Club looking for new members. Shuffling take place at Grand Bend Legion, 20 Municipal Drive, Grand Bend on Mondays at 10am and Thursdays at 9am. All equipment supplied. For additional information contact Eric Brown 519-238-1583.
Lambton County Trails – FREE Geocaching Looking for a fun, free activity to do with family or friends? Try Geocaching (hi-tech treasure hunting) for FREE! Borrow a GPS unit from the places listed on the attached poster and start your adventure!
Lambton Shriners Club Pop Can Drop-Off Locations The Lambton Shriners Club is collecting empty pop cans, beer, wine and liquor containers to raise funds for Shriner Projects. Drop off locations in Lambton Shores include the Grand Bend Fire Hall, the Northville Fire Hall and the Forest Fire Hall. Please bag the containers and place in the labelled bins.
The North Lambton Community Health Centre The North Lambton Community Health Centre offers many programs and classes that are open to anyone in the community and are FREE! Listed below are some of the great programs offered by the Centre. For more information or to register, call the NLCHC at 519-786-4545 ext. 235 or visit www.nlchc.com.
- Low Impact Tuesdays and Thursdays (The Shores)
- Seniors Coffee Every Friday in Arkona and Forest
- Seniors Dinner Forest Legion, cost is $7.00
- After school programs September –June:
- iCAN Forest Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 2:30-5:30pm
- iCAN Thedford Monday, Wednesday, Friday 3-6pm
- Jepzidaa Kettle Point Monday, Wednesday, Friday 3-6pm
Ontario Early Years Programs Grand Bend Ontario Early Years- Fridays from 9:30-11:30am. Grand Bend Public School, 15 Gill Rd, Grand Bend-September 2013 Thedford Ontario Early Years- 1st and 3rd Tuesdays 9:30-11:30am. Thedford Library, Legacy Recreation Centre, 16 Allen St, Thedford Arkona Ontario Early Years- 2nd, 4th and 5th Tuesdays 9:30-11:30am. Arkona Recreation Centre, 16 Smith St, Arkona