What’s happening: week of Nov. 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, Nov. 23

 

Art & Ideas Talk

Dr. Timothy Winegard, international historian, scholar and educator, who grew up in Sarnia and served with the Canadian Forces Reserves, to speak about First Nations participation in the First World War. Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, 147 Lochiel St., 7 p.m. Cost $20 plus tax. Must pre-register by calling 519-336-8127

 

Diabetes Cooking

Free class focusing on the basics of healthy eating for diabetes prevention and management. Led by registered dietitian. All skill levels welcome. West Lambton Community Health Centre, 429 Exmouth St., 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. To register, call 519-344-3017, ext. 259

 

Vendor Sale

Lakeroad School Council holding a vendor sale, bake sale, book fair, and silent auction with pizza by the slice. Proceeds to support school council programs. 955 Lakeshore Rd., 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. For more, call 519-542-5771

 

Author Talk

Professor and author Kevin McKay discusses his book “Radical Transformation: Oligarchy, Collapse and the Crisis of Civilization” exploring the question “Will industrial civilization collapse?” Sarnia Library, 124 Christina St. S., 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more, call 416-535-9914

 

Friday, Nov. 24

 

Winter Wonderland

Two-day event at DeGroot’s Nurseries, supporting Bluewater Health Foundation. Friday, a Holiday Market features gift exhibitors, local foods, horse-drawn wagon rides and Santa, 19-plus, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Entry $10. On Saturday, Kids Fun Fest features a kids talent show, wagon rides, face painting and food vendors. $10, ages four and up. Under three free. 1840 London Line. For more, call 519-542-3435

 

Weight Loss Support

Join a registered dietitian and a group of peers at the “Waist Away Support Group.” West Lambton Community Health Centre, 429 Exmouth St., 10:30 a.m. To register, call 519-344-3017, ext. 259

 

PD Day Movie

Showing the movie “Big Hero 6,” Rated PG. Sarnia Library, 124 Christina St. S., 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. For more, call 519-337-3291

 

Christmas Market

Items for sale include turkey pies, lasagna, shepherd’s pie and other frozen entrees, baked goods, Christmas planters, and used books. St. Giles Presbyterian Church, 770 Lakeshore Rd., 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more, call Suzanne at 519-542-2253

 

Christmas Organ Concert

Organists Rodney Jantzi and Jeff Searson will present the sounds of the season on the recently restored 1881 Dominion reed organ in the Moore Museum chapel. Refreshments and a sneak peek at log cabin Christmas decorations. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. 94 Moore Line. Tickets $20, children $10. To order, call 519-867-2020

 

Record Store Day

A free acoustic performance by Dylan Menzie, beer sampling (2 p.m. to 3 p.m.) and vinyl releases at record store day “Black Friday.” Cheeky Monkey, 130 Christina St. N., 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For more, call 519-332-0978

 

Oysters 101

Expert Anthony Wing, known as the “Oystertaker,” leads a seminar in the TV kitchen above the Cheese Store, including a talk, shucking demonstrations and a raw/cooked oyster feast. Tickets $75, spots limited. 510 Michigan Ave., For more call 519-491-1199 or 226-402-3778

 

Saturday, Nov. 25

 

Soup and Dance

St. Thomas Catholic Parish hosting an evening of Latin dance lessons and tasty soup. At St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, 895 Champlain Rd., 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Cash bar. $20 per person. Proceeds to St. Thomas Aquinas Refugee Program and St. Joseph Shelter in Bukavu. For more, call 519-312-2025

 

Animal Homes

Join Lambton Wildlife Inc.’s Young Naturalists and Junior Conservationist clubs in building bee, bird, bat and squirrel houses. Ages 6-16. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 100 Christina St. N. Registration Required. Limited numbers. For more, contact Mike at m.kent@lambtonwildlife.com or www.lambtonwildlife.com

 

Hike

The Lambton Outdoor club is hosting a hike along the St Clair River near Port Lambton. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

Crafternoon Tea

At Our Lady of Mercy Church Hall, featuring craft tables of woodworking, sewing, baking, jewelry, etc., and a $6 lunch of sandwiches, scones, jams and sweets. 390 Christina St. N., 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free admission. Proceeds to Canadian Catholic Missions. For more, call 519-332-5382

 

Winter Snow Bazaar

At St. Paul’s United Church, featuring vendors, deli, baked goods, popcorn, books and a luncheon café. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 360 Devine St., For more, call 519-337-6312

 

Bazaar

At St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, annual Candy Cane Bazaar including crafts, baking, meat pies, and a served lunch. 437 Colborne St., Corunna, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. For more, call 519-862-3641

 

Crafternoon Tea

Craft tables and lunch available. Our Lady of Mercy Church Hall, 390 Christina St. N., 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Proceeds to Canadian Catholic Missions. For more, call 519-332-5382

 

Concert Series

Cory James Mitchell will play many of his own songs inspired by country roots, soul and southern music at the Lawrence House’s Concert Series. 127 Christina St. S., 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets available at www.lawrencehouse.ca for $10. For more, call 519-337-0507

 

Pop Up Shop

Local businesses hold a small business Saturday pop up shop with handcraft holiday gifts designed and made locally. At JadyBabys in the 2 Amigos Plaza, 914 Murphy Rd., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more, email lovelocallambton@gmail.com or call 226-932-0198

 

Christmas Bazaar

Items for sale include baking, preserves, knitting, attic treasures, books, jewelry, purses, raffles, hostess gift baskets, and decorative outdoor Christmas pots, turkey pies, tourtieres, apple pies. Sacred Heart Church, 1465 Lecaron Ave., 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more, call 519-344-2992

 

Lunches for Learning

Menu includes ham, scalloped potatoes, baked beans, homemade desserts, in support of the Lunches for Learning program. Grace United Church, 990 Cathcard Blvd., 5 p.m. Advance tickets, adults are $15 ($17 at door), $7 ages 13-16, children under 12 free. For tickets, call 519-542-1203.

 

Book Launch

Author Phyllis Christine George of the Kettle and Stony Point First Nation launching a book of poetry, Measurements of Moments, at Bethel Pentecostal Church, 1565 London Line, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more, call Margaret at 519-869-8687

 

Sunday, Nov. 26

 

Elvis Christmas Special

Paquette Productions presents “Elvis: A Christmas Special”, a tribute performance of Elvis Presley’s Christmas carols and songs of inspiration. Featuring Pete Paquette + The Rockin’ Royals and the Tonettes. Imperial Theatre, 168 Christina St. N., 3 p.m. For tickets, call 519-344-7469

 

Monday, Nov. 27

 

Quit Smoking

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

 

Lambton Wildlife

Biologist Erin Carroll of St. Clair Region Conservation Authority discusses what makes the Sydenham River special, including unique mussels, turtles and fish. Free, all welcome. Refreshments and social gathering 7 p.m., information at 7:30 p.m. YMCA Careers and Learning Centre, 660 Oakdale Ave., For more, visit www.lambtonwildlife.com

 

Herb Society

Lambton County Herb Society’s annual Christmas potluck. Bring a main dish, salad or dessert along with plate and cutlery. Twin Lakes Terrace, 1310 Murphy Rd., 6 p.m. All welcome. For more, call 519-541-9587

 

Tuesday, Nov. 28

 

Self-Compassion

An educational and interactive session on the concept of self-compassion and how to practice it in everyday situations. Assists in wellbeing and emotional resilience. Twin Bridges NPLC, 109 Crawford St., 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com or call 226-776-9030

 

Cooking Class

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free cooking class “Dining With Diabetes.” 437 Colborne St., Corunna., 1:30 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Penny Pinching

Learn how to cook healthy, inexpensive meals. West Lambton Community Health Centre, 429 Exmouth St., 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free. To register, call 519-344-3017, ext. 277

 

The Teen Brain

Lambton Public Health presents “Understanding the Teenage Brain,” a free event featuring University of Toronto lecturer Garfield Gini-Newman. Lambton College Event Centre, 1485 London Rd. Two sessions, 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Must pre-register at www.lambtonhealth.on.ca or http://bit.do/TeenageBrain

 

Poor Boy Luncheon

United Way of Sarnia-Lambton revives of its Poor Boy luncheon. Menu features wieners and beans. Silent auction and 50/50 draw. Sarnia Legion, 286 Front St. N., 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tickets $7, available at United Way office. Pre-orders and takeout available. For more, call Dave at 519-336-5452, ext. 7

 

Fruit Cake

The Sarnia-Lambton Golden K Kiwanis Club begins its annual sale of Claxton Fruit Cakes at the Lambton Mall, near the Body Shop. On sale 12 noon to 4 p.m., Sunday to Tuesday until Dec. 22, while supplies last. All proceeds support projects for children. For more, contact Sheila at s.donald@cogeco.ca

 

Author Talk

Bruce Kemp will discuss his new book, ‘Weather Bomb 1913: Life and Death on the Great Lakes,’ at a Sarnia Historical Society Meeting. Free, Sarnia Legion Hall (upstairs), 7 p.m., 286 Front St. N. Refreshments provided. For more, call Ron at 519-328-5009.

 

Wednesday, Nov. 29

 

Silhouette Cameo Workshop

Bright’s Grove Library, 2618 Hamilton Rd., 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. For ages 10 and up. For more, call 519-869-2351

 

Computer Group

Bluewater Tek Centre rep will discuss choosing the right computer and applications for personal use at a meeting of Sarnia Computer Users Group. Central United Church, 220 George St., 1 p.m. For more, visit www.scug.ca

 

Thursday, Nov. 30

 

Organ Series

Central United church hosts its Advent Organ Series featuring Sandra Young-Tangjerd of Central Baptist, London. Bring lunch and listen to the sounds of the season. 220 George St., 12 p.m. All welcome. Free will donation appreciated. For more, call 519-344-4561

 

Turkey Bingo

Christmas Turkey Bingo at the Corunna Legion. Top prize $1000. 350 Albert St., doors open 6 p.m., starts at 7 p.m. Food available. Wheelchair accessible building. All welcome. For more, call 519-862-1240

 

Finance Bootcamp

Sarnia Young Professionals Connects is hosting a Finance Bootcamp. Diverse experts to help navigate areas of financial life. Free. Supper provided. Hampton Inn, 1492 Venetian Blvd., 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Registration required. Visit the YP Connects Facebook page for details.

 

Teen Advisory Group

For ages 12 to 18. Earn community involvement hours, build leaderships and meet new friends. Members have a say in what activities and services are offered at the library. Sarnia Library, 124 Christina St. S., 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-337-3291

 

Thursday, Nov. 30

 

Frost and Fire

Maggie Rant’s annual Frost and Fire Christmas show at the Imperial Theatre, 168 Christina St. N., 8 p.m. The popular Celtic fusion group will collaborate with local talent including singer-songwriter Emm Gryner and the Sarnia School of Irish Dance. Tickets $25, available at the theatre. For more, call 519-332-6591

 

Friday, Dec. 1

 

Live Music

The art rock duo Cordcalling performs from their latest vinyl record, “We are Still,” at the Cheeky Monkey, 130 Christina St. N., 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more, call 519-332-0998

 

Christmas at the Club

Sarnia Yacht Club presents its 3rd annual two-day Christmas at the Club, with 20 unique vendors, shopping and food. Proceeds support the SYC Sail Training and St. Joseph’s Hospice. 1220 Fort St., Point Edward, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Also on Dec. 2, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free admission. For more, call 519-332-6779

 

Stress Management

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

 

Cooking Buddies

West Lambton Community Health Centre presents children’s cooking classes, focusing on nutritious recipes and learning to read a recipe, measure ingredients, kitchen safety, clean up and eating together. Programs in Sarnia and Corunna. For ages 6-12. Free. To register, call 519-344-3017, ext. 237

 

Christmas on the Farm

City of Sarnia’s traditional two-day Christmas party featuring horse and wagon rides, personalized cookie decorating, ice carving demonstrations, crafts, roasting chestnuts, carolling, and more. Canatara Park Animal Farm, 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Also on Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Meet Santa at 1 p.m. Saturday. Free food and drinks served. For more, call 519-332-0527, ext. 3210

 

Lawrence House

The Lawrence House Centre for the Arts opening until 9 p.m. for First Friday cultural walkabout, featuring music by Colin Graff. The House will feature Christmas decorations and a Canada 150 wall created by members and others. Filled with gift giving ideas. 127 Christina St. S. For more, call 519-337-0507

 

Country Music

The country music band Cornerstone will play a free concert during First Friday at the Sarnia Legion, 286 Front St., from 8 p.m. to midnight. For more, call 519-336-2841

 

Saturday, Dec. 2

 

The Yearly Bazaar

Canon Davis Church hosting its Yearly Bazaar, featuring vendors, a deli, bake table, jewelry and meat pies. 380 Russell St. N. from 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon. Admission $2. For more, call 519-344-9531

 

Christmas in the Village

Items for sale include baking, books, crafts, meat pies, and special vendor items for sale. St. Paul’s Anglican Church, 210 Michigan Ave., 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more, call 519-337-2811

 

Ballroom Dancing

Christmas ballroom dance at the Sarnia Polish Hall, 173 Exmouth St., 6 p.m. to 12 a.m. Cost $80 per couple. For more, visit www.sarniaballroomdancingclub.ca

 

Christmas Symphony

The International Symphony Orchestra presents A Festive Celebration called “Christmas Greens,” together with the Symphony Singers. At Temple Baptist Church, 1410 Quinn Dr., 7:30 p.m. Tickets $31 adults, $29 seniors, $8 students. For more, call 519-337-7775

 

Pigeon Show

The Sarnia Pigeon & Poultry Club hosting a Pigeon Show at DeGroot’s Nurseries, 1840 London Line, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free, open to publish. For more, contact Gary at 519-336-5535 or gaparsons@hotmail.com.

 

Sunday, Dec. 3

 

Christmas Benefit Concert

Sarnia Bluewater Chordsmen host their 6th annual Christmas Benefit Concert with guest entertainers Sisters of Choice, The Lambton Central Secondary School’s “Jazz Attack,” and The Accidentals. Freewill donations at door given to St. Joseph’s Hospice. Central United Church, 220 George St., 2 p.m. For more, call David at 519-339-9927

 

Hymn Sing

A Christmas hymn will be held at Huron Baptist Church, with food and fellowship to follow. 1285 Michigan Ave., 6:30 p.m. For more, call 519-542-4581

 

Carol Sing

A Community Carol Sing featuring the combined choirs of the Point Edward Presbyterian Church, Bluewater Country and the SUES Ukulele Ensemble from the Strangway Centre. Accepting free will offerings for St. Clair Child & Youth. 306 Michigan Ave., 7 p.m. Admission and refreshments free. For more, call 519-344-2536

 

Euchre Tournament

Progressive Euchre Tournament at Corunna Legion, 350 Albert St., registration from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., play at 1 p.m. $10 per person, all monies returned as prizes. Food available. Wheelchair accessible. For more, call 519-862-1240

 

Monday, Dec. 4

 

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

 

Cooking Class

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free cooking class ‘Healthy Holiday Baking,’ 1150 Pontiac Dr., 1:30 p.m. Also on Dec. 5, 9:30 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8849

 

Wednesday, Dec. 6

 

Recovery Canada

The non-profit self-help group for mental health is moving, to the Rectory Hall of Our Lady of Mercy Church, 390 Christina St. N., from St. Luke’s United Church, starting at 7 p.m. For more, call Rita at 519-867-2932 or Brenda at 519-491-8324

 

Living With Diabetes

Rapids Family Health Team offering a 2-hour group session offering a general overview of How to Live Well with Diabetes. 1150 Pontiac Dr., 9:30 a.m. Also at 233 Cameron St., Corunna, 1:30 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Diabetes Prevention

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free workshop for people at high risk of developing diabetes. 233 Cameron St., Corunna, 5:30 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Thursday, Dec. 7

 

Art & Ideas Talk

War artist and soldier Scott Waters to discuss his experiences as a participant in the war artist program and service with the Canadian Armed Forces. Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, 147 Lochiel St., 7 p.m. Cost $20 plus tax. Must pre-register by calling 519-336-8127

 

Organ Series

Central United church hosts its Advent Organ Series, featuring Richard Heinzle of All Saints Catholic Church, Etobicoke. Bring lunch and listen to the sounds of the season. 220 George St., 12 p.m. All welcome. Free will donation appreciated. For more, call 519-344-4561

 

Memorial Service

Bethel Church holding a Community Christmas Memorial Service, with soloist Rodney Hamilton. Those who contact the office by Dec. 4 receive a free ornament to honour loved one. 1565 London Line, 7 p.m. For more, call 519-542-7731

 

Sleep Happy

Learn about the myths of sleeping, why people have sleeping problems, common sleep problems and disorders, why sleep is important, strategies and tips to improve sleep, and more at West Lambton Community Health Centre’s free Sleep Workshop. 429 Exmouth St., 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. To register, call To register, 519-344-3017, ext. 237

 

Friday, Dec. 8

 

Live Music

Scott Wood’s “Old Time Christmas” show is a two-hour presentation of seasonal songs, stories and family fun. Camlachie United Church, 6784 Camlachie Rd., 7 p.m. Admission $25 adults, $10 children. Light refreshments following show. Accessible building. For tickets, call Terry at 519-869-4103 or the office 519-899-4720.

 

Live Music Cafe

Live Music Cafe featuring George Ayers, with hosts Sisters of Soul. Foursquare Church, 207 Talfourd St., 7:30 p.m. Donations welcome. For more, email Fran at 1voice2sing@gmail.com

 

Christmas Bazaar

Marshall Gowland Manor holds its annual Christmas Bazaar. Items for sale include art work, baking, jewelry, home décor, woodworking, handcrafted items, cosmetics, and more. 749 Devine St., 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more, call Jane at 519-845-0809, ext. 5412

 

Children’s Evening

Free evening for children ages JK to Grade 5 at Trinity Anglican Church, 1194 Murphy Rd., 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Includes games, crafts, storytelling, songs, snacks and surprises. No pre-registration required. For more, call 519-542-9261

 

Nativity Walk

Browse over 200 nativity sets at the two-day Nativity Walk, with refreshments and live Christmas music. No charge, donations for St. Joseph’s Hospice appreciated. First Christian Reformed Church, 1105 Exmouth St., 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Also on Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with the Phoenix Concert Band performing Christmas selections at 11 a.m. For more, call 519-336-8808

 

Souper Lunch

Prepare two nutritious soups at West Lambton Community Health’s “Souper Lunch Friday”. Bring your own containers to bring soup home. St. Luke’s United Church, 350 Indian Rd. S., 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Free. For more, call 519-344-3017, ext. 237

 

Saturday, Dec. 9

 

Christmas Sale

Grace United Church holds its Last Chance Christmas Sale, including vendors, silent auction, tea room, and hot lunch. 990 Cathcart Blvd., 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. $2 admission adults, free for children 12 and under. For more, contact Pauline at kferguson25@cogeco.ca or call 519-542-1203

 

Meet and Greet

Sarnia-Lambton MPP Bob Bailey & Sarnia-Lambton MP Marilyn Gladu will host their annual Christmas Meet & Greet. Join for a coffee and a Christmas treat. Lambton Mall ,in front of the Sears entrance, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. For more, call 519-337-0051

 

Chicken Show

The Sarnia Poultry & Pigeon Club is hosting a Chicken Show at DeGroot’s Nurseries, 1840 London Line, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free, open to public. For more, contact Gary at 519-336-5535 or gaparsons@hotmail.com

 

Bake and Craft Sale

Annual bake and craft sale at Corunna Legion, 350 Albert St., 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Proceeds to the Fred Victor Centre for Homeless Veterans. All welcome, wheelchair accessible. For more, call 519-862-1240

 

Dart Tournament

Alf Hughes Memorial Mixed Dart Tournament at Corunna Legion, 350 Albert St., registration from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., play at 12 noon. $5 per event, all monies returned as prizes. Food available. Wheelchair accessible. For more, call 519-862-1240

 

Christmas Turkey Raffle

Corunna Legion, 350 Albert St., Starts 3 p.m., no set end time. All welcome, wheelchair accessible. Food available. For more, call 519-862-1240

 

Sunday, Dec. 10

 

Concert Series

Dave Thomas plays a variety of his favourite rock and pop songs from the ‘70s and ‘80s. 127 Christina St. S., 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets available at www.lawrencehouse.ca for $10. For more, call 519-337-0507

 

Tuesday, Dec. 12

 

Genealogy

The Lambton County Branch of Ontario Genealogical Society Christmas meeting at LDS Church, 1400 Murphy Rd., 7:30 p.m. Free, all welcome to attend. Topic: “What is Your Latest Find in 2017” and discussion of Christmas memories. For more, call 519-383-0468 or email jdlk@bell.net

 

Wednesday, Dec. 13

 

Quit Smoking

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

 

Cooking Class

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free cooking class “Healthy Holiday Baking”. 437 Colborne Rd., Corunna, 10 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Thursday, Dec. 14

 

Advent Organ Series

Central United church hosts its Advent Organ Series featuring David Troiano of St. Clare of Montefalco, Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan. Bring lunch and listen to the sounds of the season. 220 George St., 12 p.m. All welcome. Free will donation appreciated. For more, call 519-344-4561

 

Diabetes Prevention

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free workshop for people at high risk of developing diabetes. 1150 Pontiac Dr., 9:30 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Friday, Dec. 15

 

A Christmas Story

Theatre Sarnia presents the holiday classis, “A Christmas Story,” but with a musical twist. Imperial Theatre, 168 Christina St. N., 7:30 p.m., Dec. 15, 16, 18-22. Also on Dec. 17 and 23 at 2 p.m. For tickets, visit www.imperialtheatre.net or call 519-332-6591

 

Saturday, Dec. 16

 

Festive Celebration

Grace United Church holds a Festive Celebration at the Sarnia Yacht Club, 1220 Fort St., Point Edward, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Social and cash bar, three-course roast pork dinner with table service. Entertainment by Redline. Casual dress. All welcome. Tickets $35, available through church office. For more, call 519 542-1203

 

Monday, Dec. 18

 

Living With Diabetes

Rapids Family Health Team offering a 2-hour group session that provides a general overview of How to Live Well with Diabetes. 1150 Pontiac Dr., 1:30 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Tuesday, Dec. 19

 

Penny Pinching Pleasers

Learn how to cook healthy and inexpensive meals. West Lambton Community Health Centre, 429 Exmouth St., 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free. To register, call 519-344-3017 ext. 277

 

Thursday, Dec. 21

 

Advent Organ Series

Central United church hosts its Advent Organ Series featuring Angus Sinclair of Trivitt Anglican, Exeter. Bring lunch and listen to the sounds of the season. 220 George St., 12 p.m. All welcome. Free will donation appreciated. For more, call 519-344-4561

 

Friday, Dec. 22

 

Weight Loss Support

Join a registered dietitian and group of peers in a monthly weight loss support group. West Lambton Community Health Centre, 429 Exmouth St., 10:30 a.m. To register, call 519-344-3017, ext. 259