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Monday, Jan. 1

New Year’s Run

The Sarnia Roadrunners present a 7-kilometre run at 1 p.m. , staring at the Canatara Park Animal Farm. The cost, $10, includes a finishers’ medal and refreshments.  No advanced registration required.  For more, email sarniaroadrunners@gmail.com

Tuesday, Jan. 2

Photographic Club

Journalist and photographer Troy Shantz discusses “How Honest are Your Images?” at a Sarnia Photographic Club meeting. Sarnia Library, 124 Christina St. S., social time at 6:30 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m. For more, email sarnia.photographic.club@gmail.com or visit www.sarniaphotoclub.com

Wednesday, Jan. 3

Wood Carving

New season begins for the Triple C Carvers, who meet 9 a.m. Wednesdays at the Ex Servicemen’s Club in Pt. Edward. Club carves everything from soup to nuts. 503 Michigan Ave. For more, call Brian at 519-542-2617

Quit Smoking

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free quit smoking workshop and nicotine replacement therapy program. 1150 Pontiac Dr., 1:30 p.m. Also on Jan. 15 and Jan. 29, 9:30 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

Friday, Jan. 5

Live Music

Reminiscence playing live in-store at Cheeky Monkey, 130 Christina St. N., 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. as part of First Friday festivities. For more, call 519-332-0978 or visit www.cheekymonkeysarnia.ca

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

Monday, Jan. 8

Chair Yoga

Twin Bridges NPLC’s free class is a gentle yoga sequence using chairs. Lighthouse Community Church, 152 Parker St., 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Mondays until Feb. 12. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

Gentle Yoga

Twin Bridges NPLC’s free class incorporates yoga poses through gentle sequences appropriate for most abilities. Lighthouse Community Church, 152 Parker St., 12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays until Feb. 12. Register at www.tbnplc.com or call 226-776-9030

Living With Diabetes

Rapids Family Health Team’s 2-hour group session provides a general overview of how to live well with diabetes. 1150 Pontiac Dr., 9:30 a.m. Also on Jan. 15, 1:30 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

Tuesday, Jan. 9

Bridges to Change

Twin Bridges NPLC offering a free four-week program to explore eating patterns and how to build a healthy relationship with food. Facilitated by registered social worker. 109 Crawford St., 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays until Jan. 30. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

Bluewater Chordsmen

Visit any Tuesday in January at All Saints Anglican Church, 248 Vidal St. N., 7 p.m. No previous singing experience or ability to read music required. No obligation or expectation for guest to become a Chordsmen member. For more, call David at 519-339-9927

Healthy Eating

Rapids Family Health Team’s 4-week 2-hour group session provides a general overview of eating for a healthier you. 1150 Pontiac Dr., 9:30 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

Quit Smoking

Rapids Family Health Team offers a free, quit smoking workshop and nicotine replacement therapy program. 233 Cameron St., Corunna, 1:30 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

Overcoming Anxiety

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free, 8-week group therapy program to help you overcome anxiety. 1150 Pontiac Dr., 1:30p.m. Ask your physician for a referral. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

Genealogy

Local historian Phil Egan will discuss ‘Milestones in Sarnia’s First 50 Years’ at a meeting of the Lambton County Branch of Ontario Genealogical Society. 1400 Murphy Rd., free, 7:30 p.m. For more, call 519-383-0468 or email jdlk@bell.net

Wednesday, Jan. 10

Health Study

Green Drinks Sarnia hosts a roundtable discussion on the Community Health Study, with Dr. Sudit Ranada, Lambton’s medical officer of health, Anne Marie Gillis, chair of the former health study committee, and Dean Edwardson, of the Sarnia Lambton Environmental Association. Free, 6:30 p.m., 100 Christina St. For more, visit GreenDrinks.org/ON/Sarnia

Women’s Fitness

Twin Bridges NPLC offers a free fitness program including a combination of cardiovascular, strength and flexibility exercises, suitable for most levels. Lighthouse Community Church, 152 Parker St., 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays until Jan. 31. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

Yoga

Twin Bridges NPLC offers a free yoga class for adults, mixed-level and suitable for most. Run by certified instructors. Lighthouse Community Church, 152 Parker St., 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Bring your own mat. Wednesdays until Jan. 31. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

Meditation

Twin Bridges NPLC offers a free meditation & mindfulness class. Basic understanding of meditation and practical mindfulness techniques to improve overall wellness. 109 Crawford St., 12 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. Wednesdays until Jan. 31. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

Taste & Learn

Twin Bridges NPLC offering a free session including information and resources on setting yourself up for a successful and nutritious 2018. Light food samples included. 109 Crawford St., 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

Cooking Class

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free cooking class: “Solutions to Your New Resolutions. ” 1150 Pontiac Dr., 1:30 p.m. Also on Jan. 11, 9:30 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

Thursday, Jan. 11

StrollerFit

Twin Bridges NPLC holds a free boot camp-style fitness class for moms, with babies in strollers or carriers. Includes combination of cardiovascular, strength and flexibility exercises. Lighthouse Community Church, 152 Parker St., 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Thursdays until Feb. 1. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

Healthy Eating

Rapids Family Health Team’s 4-week 2-hour group session provides a general overview of eating for a healthier you. 233 Cameron St., Corunna., 10:00 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

Friday, Jan. 12

Huge Book Sale

Rotary Club of Sarnia Bluewaterland holding a three-day booksale at Bayside Centre, George Street entrance. Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Books $1 to $2. Sunday, fill your bag for $5. 150 Christina St. N. All proceeds to local and international prjects. For more, call Suzanne at 519-381-6878

Diabetes Prevention

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free workshop for people at high risk of developing diabetes. 233 Cameron St., Corunna, 9:30 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

Live Music Cafe

Missy Burgess is the musical guest when the Sisters Of Soul host at Foursquare Church, 207 Talfourd, 7:30 pm.

Donations welcomed. For more contact Fran at 1voice2sing@gmail.com

Monday, Jan. 15

Information Session

Family Counselling Centre holding an information session for volunteers interested in helping on the Distress Line. 6:30 p.m.. To register, call Donna at 519-336-0120, ext. 251.

Tuesday, Jan. 16

Emotional Resilience

Twin Bridges NPLC offering a three-week program teaching self-compassion and how to apply it every day to build emotional resilience and overall well-being. 109 Crawford St., 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays until Jan. 30. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

Living With Diabetes

Rapids Family Health Team’s 2-hour group session provides a general overview of how to live well with diabetes. 233 Cameron St., Corunna, 9:30 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

Pulmonary Rehab

Rapids Family Health Team’s 12-week group session provides education and exercise to help you live well with lung disease. 152 Park St., 9:30 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

Wednesday, Jan. 17

New Year’s Resolutions

Twin Bridges NPLC offering a two-hour session to better understand behaviour, effectively set goals and maintain a healthy lifestyle long-term. 109 Crawford St., 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

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

Cooking Class

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free cooking class: “Solutions to Your New Resolutions ” 437 Colborne Rd., Corunna., 1:30 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

Friday, Jan. 19

Jeremy Hotz Standup

Comedian Jeremy Hotz will perform at the Imperial Theatre, 168 Christina St. N. Tickets are $55, available at imperialtheatre.net, by calling 519-344-7469 or at the box office. For more on Jeremy Hotz, visit jeremyhotz.com