What’s Happening: Week of Dec. 1

Whats Happening

What’s happening events must be open to the public, of general interest, 60 words or less, and received at least two weeks prior to the event. Please include ticket prices, if any, and a phone number or website where readers can obtain more information. Email notices to info@thesarniajournal.ca

Thursday, Dec. 1

Sleep Workshop

Free sleep workshop at the West Lambton Community Health Centre, 429 Exmouth St., 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Join Joy Vascotto for practical tips getting the sleep of your dreams. To register, call 519-344-3017 ext. 237

Advent Organ Series

Central United Church’s ‘Downtown Noon Hour Organ Series’ at 220 George St., featuring Wayne Carroll of Knox Presbyterian Church, St. Thomas. For more, call 519-344-4561

Sleep Workshop

Joy Vascotto MSW, RSW offers tips on how to get a good night’s sleep. West Lambton Community Health Centre, 429 Exmouth St., 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. To register, call 519-344-3017, ext. 237

Living Through Depression

West Lambton Community Health Centre accepting registration for a January eight-week program. For more, call Amy at 519-344-3017, ext. 237

Friday, Dec. 2

Nativity Walk

More than 200 nativity sets will be displayed during two-day Nativity Walk 2016. First Christian Reformed Church, 1105 Exmouth St., Friday 1 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 3 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free admission. Refreshments served. For more, call 519-336-8808

St. Nicholas Eve

For children JK to Grade 5 at Trinity Anglican Church, featuring songs, stories, crafts, treats and a visit with St. Nicholas. Parents welcome to stay. Registration 5:45 p.m., begins 6:15 p.m., 1194 Murphy Rd. For more, call 519-542-9261 or visit trinity.sarnia.net

Craft Sale

Marshall Gowland Manor’s annual craft sale, in support of the home’s residents’ council, at Marshall Gowland Manor, 749 Devine St., 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. All welcome, free admission. Art, jewelry, home decor, woodworking and handcrafted items. For more, call 519-336-3720 ext. 5705 or email jennifer.allison@county-lambton.on.ca

Live Music

Big Highway, dedicated to great Canadian rock, performs at Cheeky Monkey as part of First Friday. With art exhibit and sale by Bill Walters. 130 Christina St. N., 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more, call 519-332-0978

Stress Management

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free stress management seminar at 1150 Pontiac Dr., 9:30 a.m. Also available in Corunna at 233 Cameron St., 9:30 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949.

Saturday, Dec. 3

Santa Parade

Sarnia’s annual Santa Clause Parade of Lights starts 6 p.m. at Exmouth and Christina streets and head south through the downtown of City Hall, arriving at 6:30 p.m.

Gadget Gallery

Lambton Library’s travelling gadget gallery offers assistance on topics from navigating online catalogues to downloading and streaming media. Bring tablets, laptops, eReaders and login information for the Apple or Google Play Store. Point Edward Library, 220 Michigan Ave., 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more, call 519-845-3324, ext. 5221

Hike

Medium level, four-hour hike of Westminster Ponds in London. For details and sign up, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org/hiking

Christmas Bazaar

Canon Davis Memorial Church’s annual Christmas Bazaar including meat pies, bake table, deli table, jewelry and crafts. Coffee and dessert served for $2.50 with bonus ticket for door prizes. 380 Russell St. N., 9:30 a.m. For more, call 519-344-9531

Christmas Dance

Christmas dinner and dance at Sarnia Polish Hall, 173 Exmouth St., 6 p.m. to 12 a.m. Professional dancers to perform. Open to all. For more, visit www.sarniaballroomdancingclub.ca

Tea and Bake Sale

Snowflake tea and bake sale at All Saints’ Church, 393 Lyndoch St., Corunna, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Items include baking, frozen pies, jewelry, knitting, preserves and more. Tea room $3. All welcome. For more, call 519-862-1611

Christmas Bazaar

At Canon Davis Memorial Church, 380 Russell St. N. Pies, deli products, jewelry, crafts, knitting and more. Upstairs hall open 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., downstairs open 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tea room $2. For more, call 519-344-9531.

Low Impact Exercise

One hour sessions offered by West Lambton Community Health Centre, weekly till April. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 9 a.m. at Central United Church. Also available Mondays and Wednesdays 9 a.m., Mooretown Sports Complex; Mondays and Thursdays 9 a.m., Living Hope Christian Reformed Church; Tuesdays and Thursdays 9 a.m., High Park United Church; and Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:30 a.m. at St. Luke’s United Church. For more, contact Amy at 519-344-3017, ext. 237.

Christmas Bazaar

St. Paul’s Christmas in the Village Bazaar at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, 210 Michigan Ave., 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Items include local honey, stained class, jewelry, crafts, books and baking. Free admission and free coffee. Bring mittens and hats to donate to mitten tree. 519-337-2811

Christmas Bake Sale

At St. Demetrios Church, featuring an assortment of Greek delights and lunch. 1299 Murphy Rd., 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. All welcome. For more, call 519-542-1142

Sunday, Dec. 4

Breakfast and Meat Raffle

Pancakes, sausage, bacon, ham, eggs, and more. St. Joseph’s Parish on Lyndoch Street, Corunna, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost $8 adults, $4 children 6 to 12, free under 6. Take out orders available after 8:30 a.m. For more, call 519-862-1213, ext. 28

Euchre Tournament

Progressive euchre tournament at Corunna Legion, 350 Albert St. Registration 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., play at 1 p.m. Cost $10 per person, all money returned as prizes. Food available, wheelchair accessible, all welcome. Pre-register at the bar or call 519-862-1240

Christmas Concert

Sarnia Bluewater Chordsmen present their 5th annual Benefit Christmas Concert at Central United Church, 220 George St., 2 p.m. Guest performers Sydney Topliffe, Northern Secondary School Choir and Salvation Army Band. Freewill donations accepted at door. For more, call 519-339-9927

Christmas Choir

“Songs and Stories of Christmas” presented by the joint choirs of Bluewater Country and Point Edward Presbyterian Church, with guest soloist Malcolm Lawson. At Point Edward Presbyterian Church, 306 Michigan Ave., 7 p.m. Fellowship and refreshments to follow. All welcome. For more, call 519-344-2536 or email sfm.rev@gmail.com

Monday, Dec. 5

Meditation

At the West Lambton Community Health Centre, 429 Exmouth St., 10:30 a.m., on Mondays. For more, call 519-344-3017, ext. 237.

Student Information

Online learning recruitment officer Melody Newby discusses how to get a certificate, diploma or degree, or upgrade skills through online learning. Sarnia Library, 124 Christina St. S., 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. For more, call Melody at 1-855-353-5949 or email wallaceburg@contactnorth.ca

Quit Smoking

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free quit smoking workshop and nicotine replacement therapy program at 1150 Pontiac Dr., 9:30 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

Cooking Class

Rapids Family Health Team offering free cooking class on Mind Boosting Foods at 1150 Pontiac Dr., 5:30 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

Silent Santa

At Lambton Mall, guests with autism, disabilities and other special needs can visit Santa without distractions of crowds, music and Christmas lights. 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Monday to Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Sunday, until Dec. 11. Appointments booked by calling 519-542-7784, ext. 226.

Tuesday, Dec. 6

Economic Partnership

Community meeting to update Economic Partnership’s 2016 activities and 2017 priorities, followed by presentations from entrepreneurial leaders. Lambton College Event Centre, 1485 London Rd., 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Free continental breakfast at 7:30 a.m., with presentations following. Register at eventbrite.ca For more, call 519-332-1820

Cooking Class

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free class on Healthy Holiday Baking at 1150 Pontiac Dr., 9:30 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

Wednesday, Dec. 7

Turkey Bingo

Christmas Turkey Bingo at Corunna Legion, 350 Albert St. Doors open 6 p.m., play at 7 p.m. Includes 25 regular games with 4 cards for $20, and special game with $2 per strip. Food available, wheelchair accessible, all welcome. For more, call 519-862-1240

Living With Diabetes

Rapids Family Health Team offering a two-hour group session with an overview of how to live well with diabetes. 233 Cameron St., Corunna., 9:30 a.m. Also available Dec. 7 in Sarnia, 1150 Pontiac Dr., 9:30 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949.

Diabetes Prevention

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free diabetes prevention class at 1150 Pontiac Dr., 9:30 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

Cooking Class

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free class on Healthy Holiday Baking at 1150 Pontiac Dr., 1:30 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

Thursday, Dec. 8

Advent Organ Series

Central United Church’s ‘Downtown Noon Hour Organ Series’ at 220 George St., featuring Angus Sinclair of St. Paul’s Anglican Cathedral, London. For more, call 519-344-4561

Saturday, Dec. 10

Mystery History Tour

Two-day Mystery History Christmas Tour, hosted by the Plympton-Wyoming Historical Society. Eight stops including century-old homes, churches and other buildings. 6745 Camlachie Rd., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. Cost $10 adults, free children under 12. Includes craft sale. For tickets, call 519-869-4955 or 519-899-2345.

Hike

Easy, two-hour evening hike to view Christmas lights. For details and sign up, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org/hiking

Mixed Dart Tournament

Alf Hughes Memorial Mixed Dart Tournament at Corunna Legion, 350 Albert St. Register at 11 a.m., play at noon. Includes singles, mixed and doubles. Cost $5 per event. Food available, wheelchair accessible, all welcome. For more, call 519-862-1240

Turkey Raffle

Prizes include turkey and LCBO, Beer Store, and Foodland gift cards. Corunna Legion, 350 Albert St., 4 p.m. to 12 a.m. Food available, wheelchair accessible, all welcome. For more, call 519-862-1240

Bake and Craft Sale

Ladies Auxiliary annual bake and craft sale at Corunna Legion, 350 Albert St., 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. All proceeds to the Fred Victor Centre for Homeless Veterans. Wheelchair accessible, all welcome. For more, call 519-862-1240

Christmas Sale

Grace United Church’s ‘Last Chance Christmas Sale’ at 990 Cathcart Blvd., 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Multiple vendors, silent auction and a tea room with $2 admission. For more, email Pauline at kferguson25@cogeco.ca or call 519-542-1203

Monday, Dec. 12

Sprouting Healthy Futures

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free parent information session on Super-Powered Lunches & Snacks at 1150 Pontiac Dr., 6 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

Tuesday, Dec. 13

Genealogical Society

The Genealogical Society holding a dinner and social evening at the Quality Inn, 751 Christina St. N. Cash bar 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. Cost $25. For more, call 519-383-0468 or email jdlk@bell.net

Cooking Class

Newcomers Cooking Class at 660 Oakdale Ave., 3 p.m. Make easy recipes and speak with a dietitian. Must register by calling Rebecca at 519-344-3017, ext. 277

Wednesday, Dec. 14

Green Drinks

An informal gathering featuring assistant ecologist Jenni Kaija leading discussion on measuring the pulse of our coastal areas. Free. At 100 Christina St. N., open 6:30 p.m., discussion at 7 p.m. For more, contact greendrinkssarnia@outlook.com

Cooking Class

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free class on Healthy Holiday Baking at 481 Colborne Rd., Corunna, 1:30 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

Healing Room

A walk-in clinic for free prayer and spiritual help for body, soul or mind. River City Centre, 260 Mitton St. N., 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more, email sarniashealingroom@gmail.com