Week of Feb. 23

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, Feb. 16

Pasta Fest

All you can eat Pasta Fest hosted by Alexander Mackenzie Secondary School’s special education department. Silent auction, mini raffle, dessert table and live entertainment. At the Dante Club, 1330 London Rd., 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Doors open 4:30 p.m. Cost $12 adults, $8 children under 12. For tickets, call 519-542-5505

Pallet Board Art

Take an old weathered pallet board and create and eco-friendly art piece. Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, 147 Lochiel St., 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Cost $35. Materials included. With complimentary wine. Must register by calling 519-336-8127, ext. 3226

Writing Contest

Alzheimer Society of Sarnia-Lambton’s 8th annual writing contest now accepting submissions of letters, poems and short stories on the topic of celebrating memory. All ages, cash prizes. Entry deadline April 28. Visit www.alzheimer.ca/sarnialambton for details or call Heather at 519-332-4444

Saturday, Feb. 18

Film Festival

The Sarnia Justice Film Festival presents Paper Tigers, a film that explores an alternative high school with a radically different approach to student discipline. Sarnia Library Theatre, 7 p.m., followed by post-film discussion. Admission free, donations accepted. For more, visit www.Facebook.com/SarniaJusticeFilmFestival

Euchre

At St. Joseph’s Parish Hall in Corunna, with registration at 6:30 p.m. and games starting at 7 p.m., 346 Beresford St. $5 entry fee. Light lunch served later. All proceeds to St. Joseph and St. Charles parish renovation fund. For more, call 519-862-2173.

Open House

Drop-in open house and retirement party for Larry Liriotakis, former co-owner of the Bridge Tavern. John’s Restaurant, 1643 London Line, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. All welcome. For more, call John at 519-630-5128

Sunday, Feb. 19

Concert Series

evan.john performs ‘Songs of Simon & Garfunkel’ for the House Concert Series at the Lawrence House, 127 Christina St. S., 3 p.m. Tickets, $10, available by calling 519-337-0507

Pasta Dinner

Army Cadet Corps holding a pasta dinner at the Royal Canadian Legion, 286 Front. St. N., 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Gluten-free available. Tickets $12 adults, $8 ages 6 to 11, free under 5, or $35 for two adults and two children. For more, email Joanne at joannechair2016@gmail.com

Monday, Feb. 20

Family Day Activities

Use the illustrations of Barbara Reid to inspire a family portrait made of colourful plasticine, participate in a scavenger hunt and watch a short film about hockey. Free, donations appreciated. Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, 147 Lochiel St., 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more, call 519-336-8127

Wednesday, Feb. 22

Clay Workshop

For ages 9 to 13. Create a unique coil creation with clay-handling techniques. At Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, 147 Lochiel St., 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Suggested donation $10. Also on Feb. 23. To register, call 519-336-8127 ext. 3226 or visit jnaag.ca

Diabetes Prevention

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free diabetes prevention class at 233 Cameron St., Corunna, 9:30 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

Computer Users

The Phoenix Project from Lambton College discusses its program of refurbishing computers for donation to organizations around the world. Sarnia Computer Users Group. Grace United Church, 990 Cathcart Blvd., 7 p.m. For more, visit www.scug.ca

Chamber AGM

Aamjiwnaang Chief Joanne Rogers and Lambton Warden Bill Weber to speak at Chamber of Commerce’s annual general meeting. Cash bar 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., meeting and speakers 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Lambton College Event Centre, 1485 London Rd. Register at www.sarnialambtonchamber.com. For more, call 519-336-2400

Thursday, Feb. 23

Photography

Kieron Nelson presents “Where Spirits Speak,” featuring photos from Amazonia, and Bill De Meester presents photos from “Franklin Island,” Georgian Bay, at St. Luke’s United Church, 350 Indian Rd. S., 7 p.m. Donations at door to YMCA’s breakfast and afterschool Programs. For more, call 519-344-1781

Friday, Feb. 24

Pastafest

The Kidney Foundation’s 14th annual Pastafest at the Quality Inn, 751 Christina St. N. First seating at 11:30 a.m., second seating at 12:30 p.m. Tickets $15 each and includes one nonalcoholic beverage. For tickets, call 519-344-3462 or email ehayter@kidney.on.ca

Ham Dinner

A ham dinner at High Park United Church, 1081 Brenchley St., from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. All welcome. Cost, $10. For more, call 519-336-9251

Live Music

Icelandic artist Lindy Vopnfjord’s album release party at Paddy Flaherty’s. No cover, 9:30 p.m., 130 Seaway Rd. For more, call 519-336-1999

 

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. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

Saturday, Feb. 25

Hiking

Easy two-hour hike of Bickford Woods with the Lambton Outdoors Club. For details and sign up, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org/hiking

Meat Draw

Open Jam and meat draw at the Corunna Legion, 350 Albert St., 2 p.m. Draw at 4 p.m. Food available, wheelchair accessible, all welcome. For more, call 519-862-1240

Finding Dory

Free screening of Finding Dory at Sarnia Library, 124 Christina St., 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more, call 519-337-3291

 

Electric Library

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

Oil Painting

An oil painting workshop with artist Ian McLean, focusing on techniques of underpainting, glazing, expressive colour, and mark making. For adults. At Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Cost $90. Materials and lunch provided. Must register by calling 519-336-8127, ext. 3226 or visiting the JNAAG website.

E-Waste Recycling

Laurel Lea St. Matthew’s Church hosting an electronic waste recylcing event to help those who can’t get to a recylcing centre. Accepting anything with a cord (computers, TVs, small appliances), but nothing containing refrigerant. 836 Exmouth St., 9 a.m. to noon. For more, call 519-337-7078

Sunday, Feb. 26

Imagined Landscapes

Coat an abstract layer of wax with black paint to create an imagined landscape with action and colour. Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, 147 Lochiel St., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Suggested donation $5 per family. Open to all ages. For more, call 519-336-8127

Lasagna Dinner

At Grace United Church, featuring meat, veggie and gluten-free lasagna, salad, bread and dessert. In support of Lunches for Learning. 990 Cathcart Blvd., 5 p.m. Tickets, $15 adults, $6 ages 13-17, free under 12 with purchase of adult ticket, available at church office or call 519-542-1203

Live Music

Folky rock duo Dylan Ireland and Kayla Howran take the stage at Paddy Flaherty’s. No cover, 9:30 p.m., 130 Seaway Rd. For more, call 519-336-1999