Things to do in Lambton

Looking for something to do next week – or all winter. Here are some excerpts from the recent weekly email from Lambton Shores.
For more information visit the Lambton Shores website.

Volunteer Opportunities              
Looking to help out in your community?  Visit our website to see what options are available in Lambton Shores.  This is not intended to be a complete listing as there are numerous community groups looking for volunteers.  If your community group is looking for volunteers for a project, please submit your posting to

Public Skating
The Public Skating schedules have been posted. Please note the start dates for each arena is different. Enjoy!
    •    Shores Recreation Centre
    •    Legacy Recreation Centre
    •    FREE PD Day Public Skating at the Shores and Legacy Arenas – Friday, October 27 – 1-2:30pm – Details
    •    NEW Saturday Night Skating – Once a month, a public skate will be scheduled at either the Shores Recreation Centre or the Legacy Recreation Centre for everyone to enjoy
    ◦    October 28 – 7-8:30pm  – Legacy Recreation Centre – Details
    ◦    November 4 – 7:00-8:30pm – Shores Recreation Centre – Details
    ◦    December 2 – 7:00-8:30pm – Legacy Recreation Centre – Details

House of Haunting – October 26-28
House of Haunting – Grand Bend’s Never Been So Scared … Come on out and have some scary fun! Grand Bend Art Centre 16 Municipal Drive, Grand Bend.
    •    Thursday, October 26 – 6pm-1pm
    •    Friday, October 27 – 6pm-11pm
    •    Saturday, October 28 – 6pm-11pm
Sponsored by the Grand Bend Art Centre, Grand Bend Optimist Club and Grand Bend Lions Club.
Admission by Donation.

Kineto Theatre
The Kineto Theatre is operated by the Kiwanis Club of Forest at 24 King St W, Forest.  For movie listings visit
October 27, 28, 29 – It (18A)- Drama/Thriller: A group of bullied kids band together when a shapeshifting demon, taking the appearance of a clown, begins hunting children. ** Halloween Scare Feature! Remember if you are under 18 you will have to bring an adult with you! ** 2 hr 15 min
Admission Pricing: 2D Shows – $5.00; 3D Shows – $7.00
Doors Open at 7:30pm; Show starts at 8:00pm

Learn to Curl – starting October 29
An opportunity for non-curlers to learn the sport with basic instruction.
2:00PM – 5:00PM
October 29
November 12
November 26
9:00AM – 2:00PM
December 9
$50.00 fee includes all 4 dates with December 9th being a 2 game event with lunch. If a membership is purchased during this time the $50.00 would be applied to that fee. MUST PRE REGISTER.

Partners In Learning – October 30 – November 27
Technology – Mondays – 12:00pm – 1:15pm – The word technology makes some of us wince because there is much to love and much to fear. Join us to look for a reasonable compromise. Presentations not required. – Details.
Heroes – Mondays 2:00 – 4:00 pm – Who are Canada’s heroes? Who are yours? This course will examine the heroes who contributed to the Canadian identity as well as the heroes you admire. Presentations optional.  – Details
Pine Dale Motor Inn, 107 Ontario St. S, Grand Bend

Grand Bend & Area Horticultural Society Meeting – October 30
The Grand Bend Horticultural Society will meet at the Grand Bend Legion on Monday, October 30 at 7pm. There will be a presentation by Lambton Shores “Communities in Bloom”.

Sunset Cinema Presents… – November 2
Manchester by the Sea – A critically acclaimed drama about a man who must face his painful past when he returns to his Massachusetts hometown after the sudden death of his brother. Starring Academy Award actor Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams and Kyle Chandler.
Films are shown in the Community Room of the Grand Bend & Area Community Health Centre.
Grand Bend Women’s Probus Meeting – November 14 – Details
The Grand Bend Women’s Probus will meet at 9:30am at the Grand Bend Legion. Please bring mug, as coffee/tea will be supplied. Come & enjoy talented speakers and friendship each month.

6th Annual Forest Film Festival
(Fall & Winter) – November 15 & 20 – Details
November 15  & 20 – Their Finest – A former secretary, newly appointed as a scriptwriter for propaganda films, joins the cast and crew of a major production while the Blitz rages around them. Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy. ALL films will be shown at the KIWANIS KINETO THEATRE. RUSH SEATS  $10 each, if available.24 King Street West – Forest at 7:30pm sharp.

Old Fashioned Christmas Weekend – November 16-18
Come shop the stores in Forest and get an early start on your Christmas shopping! Thank you for shopping local!

Christmas Comes Early – November 17-19
Weekend-long event with local downtown businesses in Grand Bend, Forest & St. Joseph decorated for Christmas. Get a start on your Christmas list and enjoy seasonal atmosphere and special sales and giveaways!

Grand Bend Area Holiday Home Tour – November 17-19
Tour five homes beautifully decorated for the holidays by local designers. In addition, there are several destinations to visit for your holiday shopping, dining and entertaining pleasure. Proceeds to support four local charities. Tickets $25 each. Please see the website for ticket locations and more information.

Santa Lights Up Grand Bend – November 17 – Details
The Jingle Bell Group presents Santa Lights Up Grand Bend on Friday, November 17 starting at 5:30pm at Grand Bend’s Optimist Park (corner of 81 Crescent and Gill Road).
Visit with Santa – Jamie Baldwin: The Skateboard Fiddler – Carols with Huron Shores United Church Choir – Hot Chocolate and Cider – Free Hume Horse and Carriage Rides – The is a FREE event…everyone is welcome!

Caring Quilters of Lambton Shores
We are a quilting group dedicated to making comfort quilts for volunteers who distribute them to victims of tragic circumstances through Sarnia Lambton Victim Services. We meet every Wednesday throughout the year from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Port Franks Community Centre, 9997 Port Franks Rd. We invite you to come and see what we do and maybe in the process become a volunteer yourself.

Dunes Duplicate Bridge
The Community Centre at Port Franks, 9997 Port Franks Road, is the home of our duplicate bridge club. We host ACBL sanctioned games on Wednesday and Friday afternoons. Both games start at 12:45pm.  Coffee and goodies are available. Everyone is welcome. Please call Michael Alderson at 519-245-3879 for more information or email

Grand Bend Golden Agers
Weekly activities that take place at the Grand Bend Legion include:
    •    Shuffleboard (see the Grand Bend Shuffle Club)
    •    Euchre – Wednesdays at 1:30pm

Grand Bend Shuffle Club
The Grand Bend Shuffle Club is looking for new members.  Shuffling take place at Grand Bend Legion, 20 Municipal Drive, Grand Bend on Mondays and Thursdays at 10am. All equipment supplied.  For additional information contact Eric Brown 519-238-1583.

Lambton County Library Programs
Lambton County Library offers a variety of free materials and services to meet the leisure and informational needs of the community through its 26 branches, bookmobile and website.  eReader lending, multi-media resources, online services, programs and Internet access are all available.  For more information, visit or click on the links below for program information on the branches in this area:
Arkona Library
Forest Library
Grand Bend Library
Port Franks Library
Thedford Library

Port Franks Seniors Activities
Activities are organized by the Port Franks Seniors Actions Club and take place at the Port Franks Community Centre, 9997 Port Franks Rd.  A complete schedule is posted on the bulletin board at the community centre.
    •    Darts –  Monday – 1:00pm; Thursdays – 7:00pm
    •    Euchre – Monday – 7:00pm
    •    Euchre and Bridge – Tuesdays 1:00pm
    •    Pickle ball – Wednesdays – 7:00pm; Fridays -7:00pm; Sundays 12pm
    •    Shuffleboard – Thursdays – 1:00pm
    •    Euchre – Thursdays – 7:00pm
    •    Badminton – Fridays – 10:00am
    •    Bridge – Fridays – 1:00pm

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