Week of April 27

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, April 27

Mental Health Luncheon

Guest speakers from Rebound and Goodwill Industries will share insights at a mental health luncheon organized by Safe Communities Sarnia-Lambton. 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. At Royal Canadian Legion, 286 Front St. N. Silent auction. Tickets, $20, including lunch, available at Goodwill, Rebound and www.Eventbrite.ca For more, call Dante at 519-312-3865

Artist Talk

Mary Abma speaks about the Ash Tree Memorial Project and how she translated her passion for the dead trees into a community collaborative performance art piece. Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, 147 Lochiel St., 7 p.m. Free, give what you can. To register, call 519-336-8127, ext. 3226 or visit website.

Friday, April 28

Beginning Experience

Beginning Experience organization holding a weekend retreat for people coping with grief from loss of relationship due to separation, divorce, or widowhood. April 28-30. For more, call 519-331-8859 or visit www.sarniabeginningexperience.org

Gallery PD Day

Spend the PD Day making unique crafts to share with friends and family at Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, 147 Lochiel St. Drop off 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., pick up 4:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Pack nut-free lunch. Cost $70 per child. To register, call 519-336-8127, ext. 3226 or visit website.

Live Music

Nashville artist David Olney join Ottawa’s Brock Zeman and Blair Hogan onstage at Paddy Faherty’s No cover. 130 Seaway Rd., 9:30 p.m. For more, call 519-336-1999

Live Music

The Fat Catz return to the Lawrence House with their fusion of blues, jazz, rock and Latin fusion. 127 Christina St. S., 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets $10. For more, call 519-337-0507.

Day of Mourning

Event to remember workers hurt of killed on the job. Canadian Unions unite in call to Remember Westray – Enforce the Law, in honour of miners killed in the 1992 Westray coal mine explosion. At Firefighter Memorial Garden, Clifford Hansen Fire Station, 240 East St. N., 6 p.m. For more, call John Millholland at 519-542-2375

P.D. Day Author

Organization for Literacy in Lambton hosts a creative writing event with local author Joy Kita for children and parents. Lochiel Kiwanis Community Centre, 180 College Ave. N., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Admission $2 per child, parents stay with child. RSVP to Margaret at 519-332-4876 for email oll4@bellnet.ca

Saturday, April 29

Performance Art

Join local artist Mary Abma in the Ash Tree Memorial Trail Performance at Canatara Park. Walk the trail, leave birdseed offerings and use QR codes to view each tree’s memorial page. Visit JNAAG where artifacts made in commemoration of trees will be displayed. 10 a.m. Free, give what you can. For more, call 519-336-8127

Biker Blessing & Breakfast

A blessing and breakfast buffet to kick off the riding season. At Parkway Church, 551 Murray Dr., Corunna, 10 a.m. All welcome. Includes door prizes. Donations of canned goods be collected for NeighbourLink. Cost $10. For more, call Janice at 519-332-5875 or visit www.facebook.com/events/371894763167663

Open Jam

Musical jam session at the Corunna Legion, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., with a meat draw at 4 p.m. Wheelchair accessible. 350 Albert St., For more, call 519-862-1240

Chicken Dinner

Courtright United Church’s chicken dinner fundraiser at Courtright Silverdome on Third Street, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Three pieces of broasted “spring” chicken. Tickets $18. For more, call Alison at 519-383-1157 or Jill at 519-491-5510

Spring Dinner-Dance

Fundraiser at Lady of Mercy Parish Hall, 390 Christina St. N., 6:30 p.m. to 12 a.m. Music, dancing, cash bar, gift basket raffle, door prizes and more. Three-course Italian dinner. Semi-formal attire. Tickets $40, earlybird tickets $35, for sale at Sacred Heart, St. Michael and St. Ben’s churches. For more, call 519-336-2653

Live Music

Peterborough’s Melissa Payne and band take the stage at Paddy Flaherty’s. No cover. 130 Seaway Rd., 9:30 p.m. For more, call 519-336-1999

Hiking

The Lambton Outdoor Club hosts a difficult five-hour hike on the Maitland Trail from Black Hole Road to Bishops Road. Bring lunch, water and snacks. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

Sunday, April 30

Museum Mural

Deadline for submission by artists to create an outdoor mural at the Moore Museum, to enhance the appearance and foster community heritage. Details available at 519-867-2020.

Chordsmen Show

Sarnia Bluewater Chordsmen present their annual show at the Imperial Theatre, 168 Christina St. N., 2 p.m. Chordsmen and smaller ensembles featured with guests from Lambton Youth Choir. Tickets at theatre box office. Proceeds to local charities. For more, call 519-339-9927

Family Sunday

Make pinatas in honour of Cinco de Mayo, a celebration of Mexican culture and rich diversity in community. Children must be accompanied by adult. Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, 147 Lochiel St., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Free, suggested donation of $5 per family. For more, call 519-336-8127

Turkey Dinner

Lunches for Learning fundraising dinner includes turkey with potatoes, stuffing, gravy, cranberries, squash casserole, vegetables and homemade desserts. Grace United Church, 990 Cathcart Blvd., 5 p.m. Tickets, $15 adults, $7 children 13-16, free under 12, at the church or call 519 542-1203

Tea Party Fundraiser

Mad Hatter’s Tea Party hosted by BrewBakers Coffee & Tea and St. Joseph’s Hospice. Tea with lunch, cakes, silent auction, hat contests and live entertainment. Gourmet Cafe, 1086 Modeland Rd., 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tickets, $45, at the hospice or by calling Lesley at 519-337-0537, or email lcoene@sjhospice.ca

Monday, May 1

Gentle Yoga

Twin Bridges NPLC’s program incoporates basic yoga poses and meditation to reduce stress. Free. Lighthouse Community Church, 152 Parker St., 12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays until May 29. Bring your own mat. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

Chair Yoga

Twin Bridges NPLC’s program is a gentle yoga sequence using chairs both seated and standing for additional support. Free. Lighthouse Community Church, 152 Parker St., 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Mondays until May 29. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

StrollerFit

A workout program for parent and baby run by Twin Bridges NPLC. Part of each session held outdoors. Sessions suitable for most abilities. Bring your own mat. Free. Lighthouse Community Church, 152 Parker St., 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Mondays until May 29. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

Teen Photo Contest

Lambton County Library invites teens ages 12 to 18 to celebrate Canada’s birthday with the 8th Annual Teen Photo Contest, from May 1 to 29. Submitted photos on display from May 29 to June 26. Photo submissions can be dropped off at the library. Prizes presented June 29. For more, call 519-337-3291

Low Impact Exercise

West Lambton Community Health Centre’s free low impact exercise. Meet at Centennial Park Flag Court. Mondays until June 26, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. For more, call 519-344-3017 ext. 237

Parenting Talk

Parenting columnist and mental health advocate Ann Douglas is the guest speaker at Reaching Out, a free event hosted by Sarnia-Lambton Rebound. Holy Trinity School, 60 Lorne Cres., 6:30 p.m. For more, call Stephanie at 519-344-2841, ext. 142

Tuesday, May 2

David Chilton

Dave Chilton, author of “The Wealthy Barber” and former Dragon on Dragon’s Den, speaks at the Imperial Theatre, 168 Christina St. N., 7:30 p.m. Tickets, $30 includes a copy of “The Wealthy Barber Returns” and charitable tax receipt. Proceeds to support St. Clair Child and Youth Services. For tickets, call 519-344-7469 or visit www.imperialtheatre.net

Therapeutic Swim

Twin Bridges NPLC is running a six-week swim program for adults, ending June 6. Sessions held at Pathways Health Centre for Children, 1240 Murphy Rd., 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Cost $10. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

Low Impact Exercise

West Lambton Community Health Centre’s free low impact exercise. Meet at the Beach Pavilion/Band Shell at Canatara Park. Tuesdays until June 27, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. For more, call 519-344-3017, ext. 237

Pulmonary Rehab

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free, 12-week program of education and exercise for those living with lung disease. 152 Parker St. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

Wednesday, May 3

Fish Fry

Camlachie United Church’s 13th annual fish fry. Deep-fried fish from Purdy Fisheries and brownie ice cream sundae. 6784 Camlachie Rd., 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Advance tickets $20, $5 for children 6 to 10, free children 5 and under. Takeout and gluten-free available. For tickets, call 519-899-4720 or 519-491-2517

Concert

The Sarnia Concert Association presents Duo Fortin-Poirier and their interpretations of Grieg, Dvorak and Rachmaninoff among others. Imperial Theatre, 168 Christina St. N., 7:30 p.m. Tickets $40 for adults, $25 students. For more, call 519-332-6591

Yoga

Twin Bridges NPLC’s class is mixed-level and suitable for most. Free. Lighthouse Community Church, 152 Parker St., 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays until May 31. Bring your own mat. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

Meditation

Twin Bridges NPLC’s program designed to give basic understanding of meditation and learn practical mindfulness techniques to improve wellness. Free. 109 Crawford St., 12 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. Wednesdays until May 31. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

House of Healing

House of Healing walk-in clinic for free individual prayer available at River City Community Centre, 260 Mitton St. N., 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more, call email sarniashealingroom@gmail.com

or call 519-466-3475

McHappy Day

McDonald’s restaurants in Sarnia celebrate the 24th McHappy Day. $1 from every Big Mac, Happy Meal, and McCafe beverage sold goes to Huron House Boys’ Home. For more, call Colleen at 519-336-1320 or email kiov@kiovinc.net

Thursday, May 4

Sarnia Sings

Royal LePage and the Sarnia Community Foundation present “Sarnia Sings,” an evening in support of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention programs in Sarnia-Lambton. Imperial Theatre, 168 Christina St. N., 7:3- p.m. to 10 p.m. Tickets $25, at the Imperial box office. For more, call 519-332-2588

Drug Awareness

Lambton Drug Awareness Action Committee and Lambton Public Health present “Marijuana: What Teens Think” with guest speaker Anna McKiernan. Free, all welcome. Lambton Public Health, 160 Exmouth St., 7 p.m. Register by calling 519-383-8331 ext. 3526 or 1-800-667-1839 or visit www.lambtonhealth.on.ca

Canatara Shibashi

An emphasis on body alignment to improve balance and flexibility. Offered by West Lambton Community Health Centre. Meet at the Beach Pavilion/Band Shell at Canatara Park. Thursdays until June 22, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Free. For more, call 519-344-3017 ext. 237

Spring Tea

At Our Lady of Mercy Church Hall, featuring bake and jewelry tables, sandwiches, desserts, tea and homemade spring rolls. 390 Christina St. N., 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Admission $7, with door prizes. Proceeds to local charities. For more, call 519-383-7541 or 519-332-5382

Friday, May 5

Stress Management

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

Music and Art

Evan & John perform live at First Friday event, along with exhibition opening night by W.A. (Bill) Walters at Cheeky Monkey, 130 Christina St. N., 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more, call 519-332-0978

Live Music

Christine Campbell & Blake take the stage at Paddy Flaherty’s. No cover, 9:30 p.m., 130 Seaway Rd. For more, call 519-336-1999

Saturday, May 6

Hiking

The Lambton Outdoor Club hosts a difficult 6-7-hour hike around Fanshawe Lake in London. Bring lunch, water and snacks. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

Steps for Life

Steps for Life is a 5-kilometre walk to fundraise for Threads of Life, a national charity supporting families affected by workplace tragedy. Canatara Park, registration at 9:30 a.m., walk at 10:30 a.m. For more, visit www.stepsforlife.ca and www.threadsoflife.ca

Live Music

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

Sunday, May 7

Rayjon Pickleball

Rayjon’s first Pickleball event at St. Patrick’s High school, 1001 The Rapids Pkwy, 11 a.m. Instructional time followed by non-competitive doubles tournaments, ending at 3 p.m. Exercise clothing and appropriate footwear advised. Equipment provided. Cost $30, or $50 a couple. For more, call Deb at 519-542-9939 or email email rayjonsc@gmail.com

Monday, May 8

Quit Smoking

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free quit smoking workshop and nicotine replacement therapy program. 1150 Pontiac Dr., 9:30 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

Tuesday, May 9

Genealogy

Heather Bourcher Ashe discusses the different types of DNA at a meeting of the Lambton County Branch of Ontario Genealogical Society, at the LDS Church, 1400 Murphy Rd., 7:30 p.m. Free & open to public. Call 519-383-0468 or email jdlk@bell.net

Travel Presentation

Audio-visual presentation and stories will be told about Africa, Newfoundland and Wawanosh at the Sarnia Library Theatre. 7 p.m., all welcome. Free will offering in support of Sarnia Parkinson’s Support Group. For more, call Bill at 519-337-4119