Week of Dec. 22

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. 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

Masquerade Ball

Deker Bauer Foundation For Suicide Prevention’s 2nd annual ‘Unmask the Stigma’ New Year’s Eve masquerade ball at the Holiday Inn. Doors open 8 p.m., light lunch at 10:30 p.m. Champagne toast, party favours. Tickets, $50 or $90 a couple, available at Rondo’s and Costumes Canada. For more, contact Teresa at 226-349-5902 or teresa@dekerbauerfoundation.com

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

Tuesday, Jan. 3

Blood Cancer Group

A support group for people living with any type of blood cancer (leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma). Meets first Tuesday of the month at the Rapids Family Health Team, 1150 Pontiac Dr., 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more, email deb.morris12@gmail.com

Thursday, Jan. 5

Sleep Workshop

A free sleep workshop at the West Lambton Community Health Centre, 429 Exmouth St., 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Get practical tips on how to get a good night’s sleep. To register, call 519-344-3017, ext. 237

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

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

Live Music

Scott Manery & the Barnburners perform live at Cheeky Monkey as part of First Friday festivities. 130 Christina St. N., 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more, call 519-332-0978

Quit Smoking

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free quit smoking workshop and nicotine replacement therapy program at 233 Cameron St., Corunna, 9:30 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

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

Monday, Jan. 9

Dance Lessons

Winter dance lessons begin at the Sarnia Ballroom Dancing Club. For information about membership and classes, visit www.sarniaballroomdancingclub.ca

Meditation

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

Healthy Eating

Rapids Family Health Team offering a four-week healthy eating and lifestyle change group called Healthy Eating and You. 1150 Pontiac Dr., 5:30 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949. Also available at 233 Cameron St., Corunna, 1:30 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949.

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

Meditation

Tuesdays at the West Lambton Community Health Centre, 429 Exmouth St., 6 p.m. For more, call 519-344-3017, ext. 237

Craving Change

A how-to workshop for changing your relationship with food. West Lambton Community Health Centre, 429 Exmouth St., 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. To register, call 344-3017, ext. 225

Living With Diabetes

Rapids Family Health Team offering a two-hour group session that provides a general overview of How to Live Well with Diabetes at 1150 Pontiac Dr., 9:30 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949.

Wednesday, Jan. 11

Living Well With Diabetes

Rapids Family Health Team offering a twp-hour group session that provides a general overview of How to Live Well with Diabetes at 233 Cameron St., Corunna., 9:30 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

Thursday, Jan. 12

Living Through Depression

Eight week series facilitated by Glenn Ethridge, MSW, RSW and Amy Dinell, Community Development. Thursdays from Jan. 12 to March 2 at 429 Exmouth St., 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more, call Amy at 519-344-3017. ext. 237

Friday, Jan. 13

Book Sale

The 13th annual Rotary Club three-day book sale at the Bayside Centre, George St. entrance, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Also on Jan 14. from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Jan. 15 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Paperbacks $1, hardcovers $2, and fill a bag on Sunday for $5. For more, call 519-336-2897

Stress Management

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

Saturday, Jan. 14

Outdoor Club Introduction

Lambton Outdoor Club presents a free introduction to winter activities. Learn how to get started in snowshoeing, skiing, dog sledding and winter camping. Lochiel Kiwanis Centre, 180 College Ave. N., 2 p.m. All ages, door prizes and 50/50 draw. Register at www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org/winter-activities. For more, call Brian at 519-542-2015 or Lori at 519-862-5198.

Dance

At the Sarnia Legion, 286 Front St. N., 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Cost $30 per couple for non-members of the Sarnia Ballroom Dancing Club. For more, visit www.sarniaballroomdancingclub.ca

Sunday, Jan. 15

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

Monday, Jan. 16

Adult Colouring

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

Tuesday, Jan. 17

Cooking Class

West Lambton Community Health Centre presents a free cooking class for newcomers. Learn to make easy recipes and speak with a dietitian at 660 Oakdale Ave., 3 p.m. To register, call Rebecca at 519-344-3017, ext. 277

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

Living With Diabetes

Rapids Family Health Team offering a two-hour group session that provides a general overview of How to Live well with Diabetes at 1150 Pontiac Dr., 1:30 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949.

Pulmonary Disease

Rapids Family Health Team offering a 12-week Living Well with Pulmonary Disease Program that includes education and exercise. Call for times and pre-registration at 519-339-8949.

Wednesday, Jan. 18

Diabetes Cooking Series

West Lambton Community Health Centre presents Just the Basics: Diabetes Education and Cooking Series, a three-month series focusing on healthy eating for diabetes prevention and management. On Jan. 18, Feb. 15, and March 15. 429 Exmouth St., 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Free. For more, call Janice at 519-344-3017, ext. 259

Breastfeeding Class

Have breastfeeding questions answered and find out where to get extra help at West Lambton Community Health Centre, 429 Exmouth St., 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. To register, call 519-786-4545, ext. 231

Quit Smoking

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free quit smoking workshop and nicotine replacement therapy program at 1150 Pontiac Dr., 1:30 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

Diabetes Prevention

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free Diabetes Prevention Class at 233 Cameron St., Corunna, 1:30 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

Sprouting Healthy Futures

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free parent information session on super-powered lunches & snacks and building healthy relationships with your kids at 1150 Pontiac Dr., 6 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949