Week of Jan. 12

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, 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

Celtic Show

International Symphony Orchesta’s “Galaxy of Celtica’ featuring the Celtic Ensemble, Rant Maggie Rant, dancers from the School of Irish Dance, and Pipe and Drum Ensemble perform at the Imperial Theatre, 7 p.m. Tickets, $13 to $39, available at iso@rivernet.net and by calling 519-337-7775

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

Lights Tear-Down

Volunteeers welcome to help tear down and remove Celebration of Lights displays in Centennial Park. Registration 9 a.m. at the Flag Court, foot of London Road. Student volunteer hours documented. Hot drinks, lunch provided. Dress appropriately. For more, contact Bill at bsuisham@yahoo.com or call 519-466-1011

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

Electric Library

Bring tablets, laptops, eReaders, and other devices as well as login information for the Apple or Google Play Store to have device-related questions answered. Sarnia Library, 124 Christina St. S., 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more, call 519-337-3291

Film Festival

The Sarnia Justice Film Festival presents The Mask You Live In, a film that follows boys and young men confronting North America’s narrow definition of masculinity. Sarnia Library Theatre, 7 p.m., with post-film discussion. Free, donations accepted. For more, visit www.Facebook.com/SarniaJusticeFilmFestival

Hiking

An easy two-hour hike of Perch Creek Wildlife Area with the Lambton Outdoors Club. For details and sign up, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org/hiking

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

Library Consultations

Share thoughts on Sarnia-area library services at a one-hour public focus group. Three focus groups available: 1 p.m. at Judith and Norman Alix Art Gallery, 147 Lochiel St.; 3 p.m. at Sarnia Library, 124 Christina St. S.; and 6:30 p.m. at Bright’s Grove Library, 2618 Hamilton Rd. For more, call 519-845-0809, ext. 5238

Landscapes

Create “zentangle” landscapes by drawing structured patterns inspired by landscape paintings. At Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, 147 Lochiel St., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. All ages. Suggested donation $5 per family. For more, call 519-336-8127

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

Libraries Consultations

Share thoughts on Sarnia-area library services at a one-hour public focus group. Four focus groups available: 9:30 a.m. at Clearwater Arena, 1400 Wellington St.; 2 p.m. at Strangway Centre, 260 East. St. N.; 5 p.m. at Sarnia Library 124 Christina St. S., and 7:30 p.m. at Bright’s Grove Library, 2618 Hamilton Rd. For more, call 519-845-0809, ext. 5238

Kids’ Basketball

Registration for the Great Lakes Secondary School’s Mini-Express Basketball League for boys and girls in Grades 2-5 at 275 Wellington St., 6 to 7 p.m. Offered for 6 weeks. Cost $25. Cash only. Games every Sunday until March 5 at 1, 2, 3 or 4 p.m. Registration also on Jan. 18. For more, call Pete Kaija at 519-336-6131 or 519-336-2867

Story Hour

For ages 3 to 5 with a caregiver at Mallroad Library, 1362 Lambton Mall Rd., 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Every Monday. To pre-register, call 519-542-2580

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

Tales for Tots

Ages 18 months to 3 with a caregiver at Bright’s Grove Library, 2618 Hamilton Rd., 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Every Tuesday. Also every Thursday beginning Jan. 19. To pre-register, call 519-869-2351

Tales for Tots

For ages 0 to 3 with a caregiver at Mallroad Library, 1362 Lambton Mall Rd., 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Every Tuesday. Also every Wednesday beginning Jan. 18. To pre-register, call 519-542-2580

Central Forum

Dr. Joan Bennett Ross discusses what it’s like being a Sarnia surgeon aboard a humanitarian African ‘Mercy Ship.’ Central United Church, 220 George St., 2 p.m. Cost, $4 at the door. For more, call 519-344-4561

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

Coffee and Conversation

Nutritionist Melissa Maness explains the role of digestion on hormone health, energy, mood and overall well-being. Mallroad Library, 1362 Lambton Mall Rd., 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. To pre-register, call 519-542-2580

A Cappella

Seaway Sounds is hosting a guest night with four-part a cappella harmony for women at St. Francis Xavier School, 901 Rapids Pkwy, 6:30 p.m. For more, call Kelly Graham at 519-383-5582

Garden Photography

Holly Chaytor discusses “How to grow your garden photography skills” at a meeting of the Sarnia Horticultural Society. 7 p.m., DeGroot’s Nurseries Green Room, 1840 London Rd. Free, all welcome. For more, call Barb at 519-332-5837

Thursday, Jan. 19

Story Hour

For ages 3 to 5 with a caregiver at Bright’s Grove Library, 2618 Hamilton Rd., 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Every Thursday. To pre-register, call 519-869-2351

Family Story Time

For ages 5 and under with a caregiver at Mallroad Library, 1362 Lambton Mall Rd., 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Every Thursday. To pre-register, call 519-542-2580

Charity Bingo

A Mayor’s Community Fund bingo and silent auction fundraiser in support of the Celebration of Lights will be held at Jack Pot City, 825 Upper Canada Dr. Tickets, $15, get you $30 book to play. 3:50 p.m. For more, contact Colleen at cmurf@sympatico.ca or 226-784-2526