The temperature has been rising and the humidity is here. The dog days of summer are near. You deserve to have some fun this weekend. Here’s five things to do in Sarnia-Lambton.
Skateboard, scooter, and BMX
The third annual Deker Bauer Memorial Skateboard, Scooter, and BMX Competition is on this Saturday at Tecumseh Park on Russell Street in Sarnia. The fundraising event is organized by the Deker Bauer Foundation for Suicide Prevention which is getting closer to achieving its goal of a drop-in crisis centre. Registration starts at 11 a.m. and opening ceremonies commence at noon. Registration cost $15 and an extra $5 for extra categories. Food and drink will be offered and live entertainment is provided. See the event on Facebook for more information.
Witness working history
Black Gold Fest is happening in Oil Springs this weekend. Head out to the Oil Museum of Canada and the Fairbank Oil Nature Trail to witness technology that has been pumping oil since the mid-1800s. There will be blacksmith demonstrations, wool spinning, horse-drawn wagon tours, live entertainment, and much more. Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for Students and Seniors, $4 for Children, $18 for a family, and $1 for museum members. See the event on Facebook to learn more.
The Petrolia Lions Club is hosting a fresh pickerel fish fry at its hall beside the Petrolia arena this Saturday. Food will be served from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Besides fish, the meal comes with fresh-cut-fries and brownie sundaes. Cost is $20 for adults, $10 for elementary students, and pre-schoolers are free. Tickets are available from Lions Club members or at the door. Proceeds go to community projects. The event goes on rain or shine.
Run along the River
The St. Clair River Run through the villages of Sombra and Port Lambton is on this Saturday. Online registration is closed, but one can still register on race day at Brander Park in Port Lambton between 6:30 a.m. and 7 a.m. Both 10-kilometre and 5-kilometre runs start at 8 a.m. and will be followed by the kid-friendly “minnow run” for ages 4 through 7. The event supports the St. Clair River Trail. See the website for more information.
Go out for brunch
The Forest Legion is serving its summer brunch this Sunday from 9 a.m. until noon at its branch at 58 Albert Street in Forest. One can indulge in a traditional breakfast or try a personalized omelette. Choices include scrambled eggs, potatoes, bacon, sausage, toast, and french toast. Juices, coffee, and tea are also offered. Cost is $9 for adults, $5 for children under 10, and toddlers eat free.