Grand Bend Nursery School is now offering five sessions a week of the Early Learning Program, a FREE high quality program designed to help prepare young children for school. If you have children 2.5 to 4 years old and reside in Lambton County, call Grand Bend Nursery School at 519-238-8514
Tuesdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Port Franks Community Centre Kids Matter every Tuesday. Join us as we crochet sleeping mats out of milk bags to send to the children in Africa and South America. Bring your lunch, scissors and a #7 crochet hook. Call Peggy Smith at 519-296-5834 for details.
7 p.m. – Grand Bend Legion Bingo
Wednesdays 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Colonial Parking Lot Grand Bend Farmers’ Market
Fridays 5 to 7 p.m. – Grand Bend Legion Meat Draw
Friday, June 18 to Sunday, June 20 Friday 7pm-11pm, Saturday 10am-1am, Sunday 10am-5pm – Grand Bend Beach Grand Bend Optimist Burgerfest. Three days of beach fun, food and entertainment. For more information call 519-238-6859, or visit www.grandbendtourism.com
Saturday, June 19 2 p.m. – Trivitt Memorial Anglican Church, Exeter Strawberries and Champagne silent auction. Fundraiser for AIDS mission in Africa. Featuring the Sweet Adelines and other entertainment. Tickets: $20 by calling 519-235-2565 or online at trivitt.ca
Wednesday, June 23 Grand Bend CHC Huron Country Playhouse Guild Lunch.
Monday, June 28 7 p.m. – Grandpa Jimmy’s Scottish Bakery, Grand Bend Relay for Life meeting. Team Captains meet at 6.30 p.m. General Meeting at 7 p.m. Everyone welcome! Tuesday, June 29 Grand Bend Legion departure Grand Bend Horticultural Society Bus Trip Royal Botanical Gardens, Aviary in Hamilton and Canning Perennials in Paris. A few seats are still available. Cost $45. Contact Rosie Heipel at 519-238-5225.
Thursday, July 1 Grand Bend Canada Day celebrations, plus official opening of the Grand Bend Main Street. Street opens 4 p.m., entertainment at 5 p.m. and fireworks at 10 p.m.
Friday, July 9 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. – Klondyke Sport Park, Grand Bend Grand Bend Relay for Life fundraiser for Canadian Cancer Society. Please join us for an inspiring but fun evening. Entertainment produced by Ken Dinel. Food and more. Come out and support our teams! Info at www.cancer.ca/relayforlife or call Carole 519-238-2297.
Saturday, September 11 5 p.m. – Huron Country Playhouse Autumn Indulgence. The gala fundraiser supports our community and showcases the exceptional talents of local artists. The ticket price is $90 for the whole evening, and $25 without dinner. Please note that the dinner tickets are now on sale. All proceeds support The Rotary Club of Grand Bend’s projects. Buy your tickets now – this event sells out!
Arts & Entertainment
Mondays 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. – Grand Bend Legion Golden Agers shuffleboard
7 p.m. – Port Franks Comm. Ctr. Dunes Duplicate Bridge
Thursdays 9 to 11 a.m. – Grand Bend Legion Golden Agers shuffleboard Thursdays 1 to 4 p.m. – Pt. Franks Comm. Ctr. Shuffleboard
7:30 p.m. – Pt. Franks Comm. Ctr. Cards
Fridays 10 a.m. – Port Franks Comm. Ctr. Badminton
1 p.m. – Port Franks Comm. Ctr. Bridge
1:30 to 3:30 p.m. – Grand Bend Youth Centre Grand Bend Drum Circle. Contact Anita at the Youth Centre or call 519-238-8759.
7 p.m. – Port Franks Comm. Ctr. Dunes Duplicate Bridge
Saturday, June 19 3 to 6 p.m. – Grand Bend Legion Live Music by Mike Fagan
Friday, June 25 4-9 p.m. – Sunset Arts and River Road Galleries, River Road, Grand Bend Sunset Arts and River Road Gala Openings. Meet the artists, enjoy refreshments, and enter to win a $300 Sunset Arts gift certificate.
Saturday, June 26 3 to 7 p.m. – Grand Bend Legion (upstairs) Live Music by Brian Dale
Saturday, July 3 3 to 6 p.m. – Grand Bend Legion Live Music by Bob Finlay
Saturday, July 10 3 to 6 p.m. – Grand Bend Legion Live Music by Mid Life Crisis
Health & Fitness
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 8 to 9 a.m. – Southcott Pines Clubhouse Workout for your Life. To learn more, call Beth Sweeney at 519-238-5555
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 8:45 to 10 a.m. (Mon/Fri), (to 9 a.m. Wed.) – Grand Bend Legion TGIF Exercise classes with Elinor Clarke. $3/week – all proceeds to charity.
Mondays and Wednesdays 6 to 7 p.m. – Precious Blood Catholic School gym Workout for your Life. To learn more, call Shelley Van Osch at 519-234-6253.
Tuesdays and Thursdays 9 a.m. – Port Franks Community Centre Healthy Lifestyle Exercise Program. Program includes warm up, low impact aerobic workout, strength work and stretching. Sponsored in part by Healthy Living Lambton. Cost: Free!! Everyone welcome. Contact Cindy Maxfield, Health Promoter at the GBACHC, 519-238-1556 ext 6 to register.
9 a.m. – Catholic Church parking lot Grand Bend CHC Walking Program. Warm up stretching, walking and strength work. Call for details 519-238-1556 ext 231. Everyone welcome! Program runs until July.
9 a.m. – Port Franks Community Centre Walking program in Port Franks
Wednesdays 9:30 a.m. – Lambton Heritage Museum parking lot Savannah Strollers Pinery Park Walking Group. Meet at 9:30 so we can coordinate rides into the park for 10 a.m. walk. Different Trail each week. Everyone welcome!
Wednesday, June 23 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. – Grand Bend CHC Mental Health Support Group. Contact Social Worker Lise Callahan at 519-238-1556 ext 230.
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Grand Bend CHC Advance your cooking skills and enjoy a tasty healthy lunch for $5. Contact Miranda at 519-238-1556 ext 222.
Thursday, June 24 2 to 4 p.m. – Grand Bend CHC Blood Pressure Clinic. Come out and have our blood pressure checked at this free clinic! Prevention and early detection can save a life.