Five things to do

Spring has arrived with all of the rain and warm weather we have come to expect. Get out and enjoy the plus zero weather! Celebrate that there is no more snow on the ground! There are plenty of great things to do in Sarnia-Lambton this weekend!

View a documentary: After Spring

Join the Sarnia Justice Film Festival this April 14th at 7 p.m. for a screening of the documentary ‘After Spring.’ Filmmakers Steph Ching and Ellen Martinez follow the stories of two families and an aid worker during the Syrian refugee crisis. The film centers around Zaatari, the largest camp for Syrian refugees. Viewers will get an in depth look at what it is like to live during this transition. The film ‘allows you to stand back and let the stories and the people speak for themselves.” Following the film  there will be conversations led by Aruba Mahmud, a social planner for the County of Lambton as well as representatives from Sarnia Local immigration Partnership and the YMCA. The screening will be held at the Sarnia Library Theatre and is free of charge. For more information please email justicefilmsarnia@gmail.com.

Listen to some live music: Human Rights

The Human Rights, a ten piece Reggae band from Toronto will be playing Paddy Flaherty’s this Friday, April 13th at 10 p.m. The Human Rights have a reputation as one of Canada’s top Reggae bands and will be celebrating 10 years of performing together. The band will showcase work from their two full length albums ‘One Thing’ and ‘The Human Rights’ as well as new material.  Admission is Free. For more information call (519) 336-1999.

Create a Collage Poem

Celebrate National Poetry Month at Sarnia Library by creating a collage poem on Saturday April 14th from 2 pm.m to 4 p.m. Choose from pre-cut words to explore composition in this fun activity that is open to all ages. For more information, call (519) 834-3324.

SPCS Night at the Refined Fool

The Sarnia Pop Culture show takes over The Refined Fool the night before their convention (see the next event for more details) with ‘nerdcore, homegrown Southwestern Ontario hip hop and old school DJ spinning.” Featuring WordBurglar, a pioneer in the Canadian underground and ‘nerdcore’ scenes who has been performing for over 10 years and has won a CBC Radio3 Award for Best lyrics, Timbuktu, a Canadian Hip Hop legend and DJ Hullewud, hailing from London Ontario and host of Break North Radio on 94.9 CHRW. The event runs from 9 pm. to 2 a.m and admission is free. For more information call (519) 704-1335.

SPCS: Sarnia Pop Culture Show

This Sunday, April 15th from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. is the sixth annual Sarnia Pop Culture Show at Point Edward Arena. The convention is a one day, multi-genre all ages convention that brings together enthusiast of everything pop culture including comic books, games, toys, cosplay, collectibles etc. With vendor booths, guest   Admission is $10.00 (free for kids under 11). For more information visit www.popculturesarnia.com

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