Week of January 4

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

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

Red Dot Tours

Last chance to see Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery’s “Witness – Canadian Art of the First World War” exhibition during the First Friday Red Dot Tours. 147 Lochiel St., 6 p.m., 7 p.m., and 8 p.m. Each tour 15 minutes, drop-in and free. For more, call 519-336-8127

Saturday, Jan. 6

Guided Singing Tour

Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery presents a special Grand Finale Guided Singing Tour of the exhibition “Witness – Canadian Art of the First World War”, 147 Lochiel St., 1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. Also on Jan. 7, 2:30 p.m. Exhibition closes Jan. 7, 4 p.m. Free, give what you can. Must register by calling 519-336-8127

Sunday, Jan. 7

Skiing & Snowshoeing

Lambton Outdoor club hosting a cross country ski and snowshoe outing in Collingwood, Sunday to Wednesday. For more ivisit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

Family Sunday

Create a time capsule for 2018 at the Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery and take it home. Free, suggested $5 donation per family. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 147 Lochiel St., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. For more, call 519-336-8127

Tai Chi Demo

Open house and demonstration of Taoist Tai Chi arts at the Lochiel Kiwanis Centre gymnasium, 180 College Ave N, 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Learn how Taoist Tai Chi can improve health. For more, call 519-344-0346

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

Dance Lessons

Learn how to waltz, rumba, jibe and tango with the Sarnia Ballroom Dancing Club. Winter session starting. For more, visit www.sarniaballroomdancingclub.ca

Meditation

Meditate to increase self-esteem and concentration and lower blood pressure and stress. West Lambton Community Health Centre, 429 Exmouth St., 10:30 a.m., every Monday. Also on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. Free. For more, call 519-344-3017. ext. 237

Cooking Buddies

Children’s cooking classes focus on nutritious recipes, reading a recipe, learning to measure, clean up and eating a meal together. Programs in Sarnia, Brigden, Port Lambton and Corunna. For ages 6-12. Free. Held by West Lambton Community Health Centre. For info and to register, call 519-344-3017, ext. 237

Low Impact Exercise

West Lambton Community Health Centre’s free classes resume at 220 George St., 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Also at Living Hope Church, 1281 Exmouth St., Mondays and Thursdays, and High Park Church, 1081 Brenchley St., Tuesdays and Thursdays, or 9:30 a.m. at St. Luke’s Church, 350 Indian Rd., Tuesdays and Thursdays. For more, call 519-344-3017, ext. 237

Tai Chi Demo

Open house and demonstration of Taoist Tai Chi arts at the Camlachie Community Centre, 6767 Camlachie Rd., 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Learn how Taoist Tai Chi can improve health. For more, call 519-344-0346

Tuesday, Jan. 9

Walleye Fishing

Scottie Martin and Mike Borovic of the Canadian Fishing Network discuss walleye at a meeting of Bluewater Anglers, Point Edward Arena, 210 Monk St., 7:30 p.m. For more, call 519-344-9821

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

Central Forum

Al Grimwood will speak about the Inca Trail in Peru with an audio-visual presentation at the Central Forum 2018. Central United Church, 220 George St., doors open 1 p.m. $4 per session. For more, call 519-344-4561

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

Tai Chi Demo

Open house and demonstration of Taoist Tai Chi arts in Corunna at St Andrews Presbyterian Church, 437 Colborne Dr., 6:30 to 7 p.m. Learn how Taoist Tai Chi can improve health. For more, call 519-344-0346

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

Living Through Depression

West Lambton Community Health Centre presents “Living Through Depression & Anxiety,” an 8-week series. 429 Exmouth St., 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays until March 1. To register, call 519-344-3017, ext. 237

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

Souper Lunch

Prepare two nutritious soups at West Lambton Health Centre’s Souper Lunch Friday. Bring containers to take 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, Jan. 13

Hiking

Lambton Outdoor club hosting a hike at Canatara Park. For more visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

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

Living Life to the Full

Learn how to feel better in eight 90-minute sessions. Sleep better, feel happier, have more energy, gain confidence and enjoy better relationships. West Lambton Community Health Centre, 429 Exmouth St., 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays until March 6. To register, call 519-344-3017, ext. 237

Central Forum

Detective Sgt. John Pearce speaks about policing in Sarnia at the Central Forum, including trends in violent and property crimes, developments in policing, fentanyl, crystal meth and opioids, student abuse and cyberbullying. Central United Church, 220 George St., doors open 1 p.m. $4 per session. For more, call 519-344-4561

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

Diabetes Cooking

Free class on the basics of healthy eating for diabetes prevention and management. Led by Registered Dietitian. Includes education and a cooking component. 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

Craving Change

Learn why it’s hard to change eating habits, identify personal triggers, learn to respond to triggers differently and how to maintain changes. Five-week series. West Lambton Community Health Centre, 429 Exmouth St., 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays until Feb. 14. To register, call 519-344-3017, ext. 237

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