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Lawrence House Concerts & other fun activities…

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Registration is open for all 2018 children's art classes by The City of Sarnia in cooperation with The Lawrence House Centre for the Arts. The dates and information are available on the City of Sarnia Parks and Recreation Department web site. There is PD Day Art, After School Art, Weekend Art (at the Bright's Grove Library) and March Break Art Camp all for children ages 6 - 12. You may phone the direct line to the City Parks and Recreation Department to register: 519-339-1850. After School Art at the Lawrence House Children Ages: 6-12 years Time: Thursdays 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm SPRING Session Starts: Thursday, March 22nd Cost: $85.00 for eight week program REGISTRATION: City of Sarnia, Parks & Recreation, 3rd Floor Direct number: 519-339-1850 ​An eight week art adventure for ages six to twelve years using a variety of materials and techniques. Each session has unique projects and is different from the previous year, to ...


Toes Tappin April First Friday

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Toes Tappin April First Friday

April’s First Friday at the Cheeky Monkey With The Casuals Saturday April 7, 2018 Vibrant Harmony Singing Gets The Toes-A-Tappin’ by Brian Hay Solid and basically faultless rhythm playing that wasn’t quite straight out of textbooks didn’t hurt either. The Casuals found a pocket early on and projected everything clearly from its centre. It’s a guess but, as their set progressed, there was a sense the cues were being set up by guitarist Bill Hines and not their rhythm players. The concept is great … when it works. If it isn’t done perfectly the energy falls out of the music faster than a skydiver who forgot about the parachute but when it is there’s not much that can stand beside it. The Rolling Stones and the Who came up with two of the most exciting rhythm sections on record with Keith Moon taking cues from Pete Townshend while Bill Wyman and Charlie Watts wove magic ...


March First Friday Blues To Make You Happy

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March First Friday Blues To...

First Friday at the Cheeky Monkey: Four Barrels of Blues Combines For One Sweet Sound Review by Brian Hay Describing the Four Barrel Blues Band as a class act is the best way to sum what this band has to offer. They’re all classy players, stylish but without excesses and what they form as an ensemble meshes together in much the same way. Drummer Stephen Bird is an articulate player who lays out a solid backbeat without becoming heavy. Glen Perry employs a fretless bass to reinforce the time signature and provide a melodic foundation with sustained notes that type of bass delivers. They’re harder to play than conventional models because of their demand for such an exact knowledge of where “the right” spots are on the neck but the way their notes tend to hang slightly as the next ones are being introduced gives their sound a musical sonority that’s both ...


The Show with David Burrows # 328

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The Show with David Burrows #...

Opening Segment: Sarnia Sting win back to back at home! Justin Fazio sets franchise record. The Entertainment Scene: Robb Sharp & Lit'l Chicago Beale Street Blues Night at Imperial Theatre, Sarnia ON. for the 3rd year in a row. Speaking with the group at rehearsal they promise a fun night with R&B, Soul and Blues. In The Community: Bluewater Health Foundation is getting ready for the draw coming up February 23rd. Kathy Pasztor Alexander encourages everyone to get their ticket before the deadline passes. Thousands of dollars and fantastics prizes will be given away and of course, the DREAM HOME! Closing Segement: Shout out to Cheeky Monkey


WATERCOLOUR Painting Classes with CATHY EARLE Feb/Mar 2018

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WATERCOLOUR Painting Classes...

Cathy Earle, a graduate of OCAD and professional artist, will be teaching introductory watercolour classes in the Studio Classroom Sunday afternoons from 1:00 - 3:30 p.m. beginning February 18th through March 25th.  The cost is $225 for the six weeks of classes.  Students must purchase their own supplies. For more information, or to register, please contact Cathy Earle at: 519-331-6197   You can see Cathy's work on her web site:


Theatre Sarnia Stage Manager Workshops 2018

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Theatre Sarnia Stage Manager...

Stage Manager Workshop! Ever wondered how a live theatre show is run? Want to fine tune your already existing skills? Join the Imperial Theatre’s Production Manager Catherine Soulliere as she leads a stage management workshop. Learn how to create a prompt book; call cues; create and maintain paperwork; generate running notes, rehearsal notes and show reports. This workshop is mandatory for anyone hoping to stage manage for Theatre Sarnia shows. Anyone interested in the process or wanting to see if stage management might be right for them – please join! To be held in the theatre auditorium January 22nd from 7:00pm – 9:00pm. Another opportunity to attend the workshop will be March 21st 7:00pm – 9:00pm. More to be held throughout the year. It’s going to be a good time!


Lambton Young Theatre Players AUDITIONS Jan. 2018

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Lambton Young Theatre Players...

Auditions! Drama Club! The Lambton Young Theatre Players are pleased to announce auditions for their winter production, MERLIN'S MIRROR, January 22nd through 24th, in Petrolia. Inspired by the legend of King Arthur, MERLIN'S M IRROR tells the story of Piper and Thomas, and a chance encounter with a mysterious old man that takes them on an unbelievable adventure to the magical kingdom of Camelot. Merlin's life is in peril, and the evil witch Morgause is becoming more powerful and dangerous. Merlin must be saved, or the world will forever be cloaked in darkness and despair. Piper and Thomas are the kindly wizard's only hope, and the only hope for their own future. Twenty- four roles will be cast for MERLIN'S MIRROR, and young actors and actresses between the ages of nine and eighteen years are invited to audition. Auditions are by appointment only, Jan. 22, 23 and 24 in Petrolia. Times and dates ...


Funking Up the Jan. 2018 First Friday

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Funking Up the Jan. 2018 First...

Enduring one of the coldest First Friday's in a long time, fans of the local band REMINISCENCE filled Cheeky Monkey on January 5th. And they were not disappointed by them. Playing many familiar songs, the all instrumental band helped us keep warm with toe tapping tunes such as Stevie Wonder's 'Isn't She Lovely' and especially 'Superstition'. Another favourite was the Mark Ronson/Bruno Mars hit 'Uptown Funk'. Their playlist was perfectly suited for Reminiscence who rely on bass guitar, drums, keyboard, saxophone and trombone to jazz up their song selections. I had many listeners comment on how enjoyable it was to hear them, including music teacher and musician Al Weiss. He gave them high praise and encouraged them to reach even further to lift their performances to the next level he is sure they can attain. Hopefully, in the future, you will get chances to see and hear them again. With four of the ...


Theatre Sarnia Jan. 2018 Auditions – Exit Laughing

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Theatre Sarnia Jan. 2018...

Auditions coming up this weekend for Theatre Sarnia's next play!


Look & See Call for Artist Entry @ JNAAG

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Look & See Call for...

Look & See Call For Entry Submission Deadline: February 18, 2018 Lambton County artists interested in displaying their work are invited to make their submission to the Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery on or before February 18, 2018. The Gallery's Look & See 2018 Call for Entry is open to all Lambton County artists including those who have never before shown in a formal exhibition. Artists will receive a curatorial studio visit and have their art considered for this 'Pop Up' exhibition at the JNAAG. Exhibition Dates: June 1-17, 2018 July 6-15, 2018