Week of March 16

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, March 16

Lenten Organ Series

Central United Church’s six-week lenten organ series – a 30-minute, Thursday-at-noon performance, continues with Joel VanderZee of VanderZee Organ Builders. 12 p.m. 220 George St. All welcome, donation appreciated. For more, call Nancy at 519-869-2017.

Living With Diabetes

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

Cooking Class

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free class, “Budget Bites”, which includes budget friendly recipes at 1150 Pontiac Dr., 9:30 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

Giant Quilt

A giant quilt making its way across the country with the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace stops at Our Lady of Mercy Church, where another piece will be added. 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. All welcome. 390 Christina St. N., For more, call 519-336-2653

Makerspace

Make catapults and test them with the 3D printer at Sarnia Library, 124 Christina St. S., 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. For ages 10 and up. Bring library card and check in at desk upon arrival. Pre-register by calling 519-337-3291 ext. 5921 or emailing makerspace@county-lambton.on.ca

Art Show

New art show at Gallery in the Grove featuring works by Trevor Jamieson, Gretchen Knapp and Les Laur. 2618 Hamilton Rd. Show runs to April 22. Monday – Thursday 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Saturday & Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

For more info, call 519-869-4643
Friday, March 17

St. Patrick’s Concert

Sarnia organist and keyboardist Ollie Case presents a St. Patrick’s Day concert at Laurel Lea St. Matthew’s Church, 837 Exmouth St., 7 p.m. Tickets $20 adults, $10 students. For tickets, call 519-337-7078 or email llsm@cogeco.net

St. Patrick’s Coffee

St. Patrick’s Day Coffee at All Saints’ Anglican Church, 248 Vidal St., 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Includes baking, knitting, sewing and a tea room for $2. For more, call 519-344-5167

Big Screen Gaming

Enjoy an afternoon of video gaming with the WiiU including Mario Kart 8, Minecraft, Super Smash Bros, Just Dance 2016, and more. Sarnia Library, 124 Christina St. S., 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Free but donations of nonperishable food items for Inn of the Good Shepherd accepted. For more, call 519-337-3291

Makerspace

Make St. Patrick’s Day activity books with the book binder at Sarnia Library, 124 Christina St. S., 11 a.m. to 12 p.m, or at 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. For ages 10 and up. Bring library card and check in at desk upon arrival. Pre-register by calling 519-337-3291 ext. 5921 or emailing makerspace@county-lambton.on.ca

Irish Dinner

A St. Paddy’s Day dinner at the Sarnia Legion, Branch 62, featuring corned beef, colcannon, mac&cheese, soda bread and desserts. Tickets, $20, at the bar. 286 Front St. N., Dinner 5:30, followed by the Sarnia Kitchen Party Band. For more call 519-336-2841

Live Music

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with live Celtic entertainment with the Blaggards at Paddy Flaherty’s. No cover, 2 p.m. until late, 130 Seaway Rd. For more, call 519-336-1999
Free Community Income Tax Clinics

Volunteer Income Tax Clinics for persons with low income are being held at the Corunna Library, 417 Lyndoch St., 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Fridays until April 28. For more, visit www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/ndvdls/vlntr/clncs/menu-eng.html

 

Saturday, March 18

Free Skating

In Motion marked 10th anniversary with a free skate event at Clearwater Arena, 1400 Wellington St., 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Family yoga at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., infant massage tutorial at 12 p.m. and 1:30 p.m, and children’s obstacle course at 12:30 p.m. Snacks provided. To register, contact info@sarniainmotion.ca or 519-542-6060

Hatchery Open House

See how fish are raised at the Bluewater Anglers’ annual Hatchery Open House, 1 Michigan Ave., Point Edward, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All welcome. Also on Sunday, March 19, same times. For more, call 519-344-9821

Pickerel Fish Fry

At Corunna Legion, 350 Albert St. Dinner 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Dance from 7:30 p.m. to 12 a.m. with music from Christine Storey and the Chapters. Advance tickets $18. Wheelchair accessible building. For more, call 519-862-1240

Makerspace

Make catapults and test them with the 3D Printer at Sarnia Library, 124 Christina St. S., 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. For ages 10 and up. Bring library card and check in at desk upon arrival. Pre-register by calling 519-337-3291 ext. 5921 or emailing makerspace@county-lambton.on.ca

Live Music

Toronto-based pop-rock quartet Jane’s Party takes the stage at Paddy Flaherty’s. No cover, 9:30 p.m., 130 Seaway Rd. For more, call 519-336-1999

Income Tax Clinic

Free Community Volunteer Income Tax Clinic for persons with low income is being held at the Sarnia Library, 124 Christina St. S., 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For more, visit www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/ndvdls/vlntr/clncs/menu-eng.html

Hike

Easy two-hour hike at the A.W. Campbell Conservation Authority. Followed by pancake lunch in Alvinston. For more details and registration, visit lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

Sunday, March 19

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

Family Sunday

Celebrate daylight savings by harnessing the sun’s power to create sun prints. Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, 147 Lochiel St., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Free, suggested donation $5. Children must be accompanied by adult. For more, call 519-336-8127

 

Monday, March 20

S.T.E.A.M. Club

Explore the world of advanced technologies like robotics, electronics, computers and more at Sarnia Library, 124 Christina St. S., 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. For all ages. For more, call 519-337-3291

Story Hour

For ages 3 to 5 with caregiver. Six-week session. Mallroad Library, 1362 Lambton Mall Rd., 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-542-2580

Beginning Experience

Weekly meetings start for Beginning Experience, a non-profit support group providing hope and healing for anyone suffering the aftermath of being divorced, separated or widowed. For more, call 519-331-8859 or visit www.sarniabeginningexperience.org

Open Mic

Missy Burgess and John Pilat co-host Open Stage in the Turret Room at the Lawrence House Centre for the Arts, welcoming singers, musicians, storytellers, writers, comedians and poets to the open microphone. 127 Christina St. S., 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. For more, call 519-337-0507

 

Tuesday, March 21

Tales for Tots

For ages 18 months to 3 years, with caregiver. Six-week session. Bright’s Grove Library, 2618 Hamilton Rd., 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-869-2351

Baby Rhyme Time

For ages 0 to 2 years with caregiver. Six-week session. Mallroad Library, 1362 Lambton Mall Rd., 9:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-542-2580

Tales for Tots

For ages 0 to 3 with caregiver. Six-week session. Mallroad Library, 1362 Lambton Mall Rd., 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-542-2580

 

Wednesday, March 22

TOPS Open House

The weight loss support group Take Off Pounds Sensibly holding an open house at the Community of Christ Church, 1104 Leckie Dr., from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more, call Nancy at 519-332-5273

Cooking Class

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free class, “Budget Bites”, which includes budget friendly recipes at 481 Colborne Rd., Corunna, 10 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

Healthy Futures

Rapids Family Health Team offering free parent information session on meal planning and the impact of the family meal on Mental Health. 1150 Pontiac Dr., 6 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

Baby Rhyme Time

For ages 0 to 2 with caregiver. Six-week session. Mallroad Library, 1362 Lambton Mall Rd., 9:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-542-2580

Tales for Tots

For ages 0 to 3 with caregiver. Six-week session. Mallroad Library, 1362 Lambton Mall Rd., 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-542-2580

Income Tax Clinic

Free Community Volunteer Income Tax Clinics for persons with low income are being held at the Sarnia Library, 124 Christina St. S., 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays until April 12. For more, visit www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/ndvdls/vlntr/clncs/menu-eng.html

Great Lakes

The International Joint Commission holding a public meeting to hear local views on how the Great Lakes are faring and what Canada and the U.S. should do to restore and protect them. Lochiel Kiwanis Centre, 180 College Ave., 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more, visit www.ijc.org

 

Thursday, March 23

Lenten Organ Series

Central United Church’s six-week lenten organ series, a 30-minute, Thursday-at-noon performance, continues with William Lupton of Huron College, London. 12 p.m. 220 George St. All welcome, donation appreciated. For more, call Nancy at 519-869-2017

Tales for Tots

For ages 18 months to 3 years with caregiver. Six-week session. Bright’s Grove Library, 2618 Hamilton Rd., 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-869-2351

Story Hour

For ages 3 to 5 with caregiver. Six-week session. Bright’s Grove Library, 2618 Hamilton Rd., 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-869-2351

Family Story Time

For preschool ages. Six-week session. Mallroad Library, 1362 Lambton Mall Rd., 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-542-2580

Gallery Exhibitions

JNAAG pays tributes to those who have donated art to the gallery’s collection through a series of four exhibitions. This series will present works that have never been presented to the community until now, including Emily Carr, York Wilson, and A.J. Casson. 147 Lochiel St., 12 p.m. to 12 a.m. Until April 23. For more, call 519-336-8127

Pool Session

Familiarize yourself with kayaking in the relative safety of a pool at a Lambton Outdoor Club pool session. A the YMCA on Finch Drive., 7:45 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. Kayaks and PFDs available. Cost $15. To register, visit lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

Friday, March 24

Weight Loss Support

Join a registered dietitian and a group in a monthly weight loss support group. Share successes and struggles while learning how to live a healthy lifestyle. Fourth Friday of the month, West Lambton Community Health Centre, 429 Exmouth St., 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. To register, call 519-344-3017, ext. 259

Roast Beef Dinner

Served at Corunna United Church at 6:30 p.m. in support of diabetes research and sponsored by the Bluewater Lions Club of Sarnia. $20 per person. 12 and under eat free. Tickets available from Allan at 519-862-1040, Bev at 519-384-4385 or Marjo at 519-845-1717

Makerspace

Use the Makey Makey for robotics and the DVD converter at Bright’s Grove Library, 2618 Hamilton Rd. Until April 14. For more, call 519-869-2351

Makerspace

Use cubelets and MOSS for robotics at Camlachie Library, 6745 Camlachie Rd. Until April 14. For more, call 519-899-2202

Makerspace

Use the button maker and wacom tablets at Mallroad Library, 1362 Lambton Mall Rd. Until April 14. For more, call 519-542-2580

Makerspace

Use the audio/visual equipment at Point Edward Library, 220 Michigan Ave. Until April 14. For more, call 519-336-3291

Live Music

Sarah Smith takes the stage at Paddy Flaherty’s with special guest Jonny Porter. No cover, 9:30 p.m., 130 Seaway Rd. For more, call 519-336-1999

 

Saturday, March 25

Film Festival

The Sarnia Justice Film Festival presents The Apology, a film about women who were forced into sexual slavery by the Japanese army during the Second World War. Sarnia Library Theatre, 7 p.m., followed by post-film discussion. Admission free, donations accepted. For more, visit www.Facebook.com/SarniaJusticeFilmFestival

Books & Baking

A book and bake sale will be held at Paterson Memorial Church, 120 Russell St. S., from 9 a.m. till noon in the lower hall. For more, contact Marilyn at mrawson1@cogeco.ca or 519-344-6360

Open Jam Session

At Corunna Legion, 350 Albert St., 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Meat draw at 4 p.m. Wheelchair accessible building. For more, call 519-862-1240

MS Education

Dr. McKenzie, senior consultant neurologise at Trillium Health Centre/Credit Valley Hospital, and Dr. Shirley J. Heinen from Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine will speak about therapy in MS at an educational event at Lambton Public Health, 160 Exmouth St., 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Lunch provided. Pre-register online at www.mssociety.ca/ontario-education or contact Yvonne at 519-332-4015

Leadership Seminar

Guest speakers will encourage individuals to discover servant leadership at “Leading in Love” seminar at St. Giles Presbyterian Church, 770 Lakeshore Rd., 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For adults and youth 12 plus. Cost $20 before March 20, $25 after. Includes lunch. For more, call Suzanne at 519-542-2253 or email stgilespresbyterian@cogeco.net

Live Music

The funk band Five Alarm Funk and rockers The Honeyrunners take the stage at Paddy Flaherty’s. 130 Seaway Rd., 10 p.m. Tickets $15, available at the bar or www.ticketscene.ca. For more, call 519-336-1999