Week of Dec. 15

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. 15

Advent Organ Series

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

Film Screening

Free screening of Black Orpheus, a film that brings the ancient Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice to twentieth-century Rio de Janeiro. Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, 147 Lochiel St., 6:30 p.m. To register, call 519-336- 8127, ext. 3226 or visit gallery website.

Friday, Dec. 16

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., 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more, call Melody at 1-855-353-5949 or e-mail wallaceburg@contactnorth.ca

Computer Help

Computer drop-in centre at Central United Church offers free, one-on-one help with tablets, laptops wi-fi and Internet, with members of the Sarnia Computer Users Group. Desktops available. 220 George St., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesdays and Fridays. For more, call 519-344-4561

Saturday, Dec. 17

Christmas Canatata

London Road West United Church offering two performances of Promise of Hope, a choir Christmas cantata. 2092 London Line, Saturday, 7 p.m., refreshments following, and Sunday, 10 a.m. Goodwill offering. For more, call 519-542-2084

Christmas Bake Sale

Together Offering Volunteer Assistance (TOVA) holding annual Christmas bake sale at St. Clair Child and Youth Services, 129 Kendall St., Point Edward, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Cookies and baked goods for sale. Proceeds to local organizations and projects. For more, contact Pauline at 519-339-9763 or kferguson25@cogeco.ca

Sunday, Dec. 18

Christmas at the Movies

The Lambton Concert Band presents “Christmas at the Movies” at the Sarnia Library Auditorium, 124 Christina St. S., 2:30 p.m. Includes visit from Santa Claus. Tickets $12 adults, $6 children and students and available from band members or by emailing promotions@lambtonconcertband.com

Blue Christmas Service

Join a community service of remembrance and hope at Laurel Lea St. Matthew’s Church, 837 Exmouth St., 3 p.m. For more, call 519-337-7078

Family Sunday

Create Christmas cards and gift tags using techniques like collage and printmaking at a seasonal family Sunday at the Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, 147 Lochiel St. 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Free, open to all ages. For more, call 519-336-8127

Songs of Christmas

Missy Burgess and Jen Brace team up to perform a concert of Christmas music at the Lawrence House Centre for the Arts. 127 Christina St. S., 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets, $10, available by calling 519-337-0507

Christmas Caroling

Sursum Corda Christian Male Chorus presents a Community Christmas Carol Sing at First Christian Reformed Church, 1105 Exmouth St., 6:30 p.m. Free admission, all welcome. For more, call Bert Hoogendam at 519-336-7727

Monday, Dec. 19

Adult Colouring

At the West Lambton Community Health Centre, 429 Exmouth St., 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. All supplies provided, or bring your own. Free. To register, call 519-344-3017, ext. 259

Tuesday, Dec. 20

Cooking Class

‘Penny Pinching Pleasers’ cooking class at West Lambton Community Health Centre, 429 Exmouth St., 1 p.m. Learn how to cook healthy and inexpensive meals. Must register by calling Rebecca at 519-344-3017, ext. 277

Walking With Grief

Walking group for individuals who have lost a loved one or experiencing symptoms of grief. Meets on Tuesdays, 6 p.m., at the Children’s Animal Farm in Canatara Park for peer support and physical activity. Free, rain or shine. To register, or for more, call Matt at 519-871-8571 or email www.swcounselling.ca

Lunch and Service

Last day to RSVP the Christmas Eve Day lunch and service at St. John in the Wilderness Anglican Church, on Saturday, Dec. 24 at 2896 Old Lakeshore Rd., Bright’s Grove. Lunch at 12 p.m., service at 1 p.m. No cost, all welcome. RSVP at 519-869-2403 or email stjohninthewildernesschurch@gmail.com

Wednesday, Dec. 21

Ceramics Workshop

Experiment with pattern design and gold leaf accents on plates at a TNT Fusion Workshop. Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, 147 Lochiel St., 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Dec. 21 and 22. Free. Open to ages 9 to 13. To register, call 519-336- 8127, ext. 3226 or visit gallery website

Thursday, Dec. 22

Diabetes Prevention

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

Thursday, Dec. 29

Star Wars Day

At the Sarnia Library, 2 p.m. to 9 p.m., featuring showings of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” at 2 p.m. and at 6 p.m. Displays, games, discussions, books, video games, and more. 124 Christina St. S. Free admission, donations of canned goods for Inn of the Good Shepherd appreciated. For more, call 519-337-3291 or email jeffrey.beeler@county-lambton.on.ca

Saturday, Dec. 31

Open Jam

New Year’s Eve Open Jam at Corunna Legion, 350 Albert St., 2 p.m. Food available, wheelchair accessible, all welcome. For more, call 519-862-1240

Legion New Year

Welcome the New Year at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 62, 286 Front. St. N. Cocktails at 6 p.m., roast beef dinner at 7 p.m., entertainment at 9 p.m. Cost $45, or dance only for $20 per person. For more, call 519-336-2841

Sunday, Jan. 1

New Year’s Levee

At Corunna Legion, 350 Albert St., 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Snacks and refreshments provided. Wheelchair accessible, all welcome. For more, call 519-862-1240

Friday, Jan. 6

Art Exhibit

Artist Thomas Ackermann’s ‘The Age of Fisson Painting’ exhibition opens at the R.W. Lawton Gallery, in the Imperial Theatre, 168 Christina St. N., 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Exhibition and sale continues to Jan. 30. Free Admission. For more call 519-312-3263

Computer Help

Computer drop-in centre at Central United Church offers free, one-on-one help with tablets, laptops wi-fi and Internet, with members of the Sarnia Computer Users Group. Desktops available. 220 George St., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesdays and Fridays. For more, call 519-344-4561

Saturday, Jan. 7

New Hobbies

Learn about what’s available in city recreation programs for adults 20-plus during an open house at the Strangway Centre, 260 East St. N. Meet instructors, see demos, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Admission free. Call 519-332-0656 for more.

Sunday, Jan. 8

Cribbage

Corunna Legion holding the Don Jackson Memorial Cribbage Tournament. 350 Albert St., registration 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., play at 1 p.m. $10 per person. All welcome, food available, wheelchair accessible. To pre-register, call 519-862-1240

Tuesday, Jan. 10

Anglers Meeting

Guest speakers from Angling Outfitters will speak at the Bluewater Anglers’ general meeting. Point Edward Arena & Community Centre, 210 Monk St. Doors open at 7 p.m., meeting at 7:30 p.m. For more, call 519-344-9821