What’s Happening: week of Feb. 15

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, Feb. 15

 

Cooking Class

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free cooking class: “Eat Heart Smart”. 481 Colborne St., Corunna., 1 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Lenten Organ Series

Central United Church’s six-week lenten organ series, a 30-minute, Thursday-at-noon performance, begins with Gerald Vreman of Centre Street Baptist, St. Thomas. 12 p.m. 220 George St. All welcome, donation appreciated. For more, call Nancy at 519-869-2017

 

Soups On Luncheon

Serving a variety of soups, bread and desserts. Free will offering in support of the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Corunna United Church, 198 Hill St., 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Take out available. All welcome. For more, call 519-862-1052

 

Friday, Feb. 16

 

Pastalicious

At the Dante Club, 1330 London Rd. Seatings at 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Tickets $15. Proceeds to the Kidney Foundation. For more, contact 519-344-3462 or ehayter@kidney.on.ca

 

Dash & Dot

At the Mallroad Library (all ages, pre-register) 4-5 p.m. Learning to code with toy robots, using mobile Makerspace equipment.

 

Saturday, Feb. 17

 

Lego Club

At the Mallroad Library, 2-3 p.m. (school-aged, pre-register). Call 519-542-2580.

 

Dance

At the Sarnia Legion, 286 Front St. N., 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Cost is $30 per couple. For more, visit www.sarniaballroomdancingclub.ca

 

Yuk Yuks on Tour

Comedy show at Corunna Legion, 350 Albert St., doors open at 8 p.m., show at 9 p.m. Advance tickets $20, $25 at door. Wheelchair accessible. Mature content, 19+. For more, call 519-862-1240

 

Ice Fishing Derby

Bluewater Anglers’ Ice Fishing Derby open to all, no fishing licence required. Entry fee $5. Entry forms at The Outdoorsman and Buck’s Bait until 4:30 p.m. Friday or at Sarnia Bay Marina Parking Lot Saturday, 7:30 to 9 a.m. For more, visit www.bluewateranglers.com or contact Kevin Thompson at 519-466-9488 or Kevin63thompson@gmail.com

 

Film Festival

The Sarnia Justic Film Festival presents A Plastic Ocean, an award-winning adventure documentary about plastic pollution and what can be done about it. Sarnia Library Theatre, 124 Christina St. S. 7 p.m. Free, but donations appreciated. For more, visit Facebook: /SarniaJusticeFilmFestival

 

Monday, Feb. 19

 

Family Day Art

At the Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

 

Tuesday, Feb. 20

 

Button Maker & Wacom Tablets

At the Bright’s Grove Library, workship for ages 10 and up, 3:30-4:30 p.m. (pre-register) 519-869-2351.

 

Snap Circuits & Electrical Crafts

At the Point Edward Library, 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. (all ages, pre-regsiter) Explore electricity and building electronic devices using mobile makerspace equipment.

 

Central Forum

Paul Woolley discusses “Songwriting 101: Ever Wonder How Songs are Created?” at the Central Forum, including musical appreciation and history of music and harmony from 500 BC to present. Central United Church, 220 George St., doors open 1 p.m. $4 per session. For more, call 519-344-4561

 

Photographic Club

Sarnia Photographic Club and Lambton College Photography Program present “Inside the Photographers Studio,” Richard Beland interviews celebrity photographer David Leyes followed by audience Q&A. Free admission, all welcome. Sarnia Library Theatre, 124 Christina St. S., doors open 6:30 p.m. For more, email sarnia.photographic.club@gmail.com or visit www.sarniaphotoclub.com

 

Marketing Open House

Grafiks Marketing and Communicating LTD hosting an open house for citizens and business community to review city’s asset inventory and a marketing and sales package that’s been developed. Clearwater Arena, 1400 Wellington St., 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. For more, visit www.bepartofsarnia.ca

 

Wednesday, Feb. 21

 

Diabetes Cooking

Free class focusing on basics of healthy eating for diabetes prevention and management. Includes education and 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

 

Opening Exhibition

Un-censored: Tom Hodgson: the drawing room, at the Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

Healthy Desserts

Learn about and sample desserts that fit a heart-healthy life. Offered by Twin Bridges NPLC, open to all. 109 Crawford St., 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

 

Horticultural Society

Denise Robertson will discuss “Herbs & Their Uses” at a meeting of the Sarnia Horticultural Society. DeGroot’s Nurseries green room, 1840 London Line, 7 p.m. Everyone welcome. Free. For more, call Barb Toye at 519-332-5837

 

Thursday, Feb. 22

 

Gallery Tour

Slow view: Beside Myself, at the Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

 

Lenten Organ Series

Central United Church’s six-week lenten organ series, a 30-minute, Thursday-at-noon performance features Dr. Wayne Carroll of St. Thomas. 12 p.m. 220 George St. All welcome, donation appreciated. For more, call Nancy at 519-869-2017

 

Friday, Feb. 23

 

Weight Loss Support

Join a registered dietitian and a 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

 

Symphony Orchestra

International Symphony Orchestra presents family friendly performances in “Beauty and the ‘Beats.” Imperial Theatre, 168 Christina St. N., 7:30 p.m. Cost $35 adults, $33 seniors, $12 students , free children 14 and under accompanied by adult. For more, call 519-332-6591

 

Saturday, Feb. 24

 

Coldest Night Walk

Coldest Night of the Year Walkathon is a family-friendly event in support of NeighbourLink Sarnia-Lambton, featuring 2K, 5K and 10K routes. Registration 4 p.m. at First Christian Reformed Church, 1105 Exmouth St.. For more, or to register, visit www.neighbourlinksarnia.org

 

Hike

Hike from the Children’s Animal Farm in Canatara Park to Rainbow Park. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

Monday, Feb. 26

 

Teen Cuisine

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free cooking class for Teens ages 13+. 1150 Pontiac Dr., 5 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Adult Book Club

At Point Edward Library, 10-11 a.m. (adult, drop-in). 419-336-3291

 

Mystery Book Club

At Sarnia Library, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. (adult, drop-in). Topic: Amish Mysteries.

 

Chair Yoga

The program is a gentle yoga sequence using chairs both seated and standing for additional support. Offered by Twin Bridges NPLC, free of charge. Lighthouse Community Church, 152 Parker St., 9:30 a.m. or 11 a.m. Mondays until March 26. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

 

Gentle Yoga

The program will be incorporating basic yoga poses through gentle sequences. Appropriate for most abilities. Offered by Twin Bridges NPLC, free of charge. Lighthouse Community Church, 152 Parker St., 12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays until March 26. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

 

Biomimicry

Lambton Wildlife hosts a presentation about biomimicry. Kimberly Gledhill will discuss applications that have been used to innovate a better world. Esso Careers and Learning Centre, 660 Oakdale Ave., 7:30 p.m. For more, call 519-312-9216

 

Tuesday, Feb. 27

 

Balance & Bone Health

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free 5 week education and exercise program on improving balance and bone health. Thompson Gardens, 198 Beckwith St., Corunna, 9:30 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Infant Nutrition

Two-week program with a Registered Dietitian. Information on infant nutrition guidelines and learn the ins and outs of making your own baby food. Recommended for those with babies 6-12 months. Offered by Twin Bridges NPLC. 109 Crawford St., 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Also on March 6. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

 

Wednesday, Feb. 28

 

Art & Ideas Talk

At the Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, 7-8:30 p.m. Part I: Nude, naked and in between, with Dr. Buj

 

L.A.C.E.

At Bright’s Grove Library, 1:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. (adult, pre-register) Ladies Assessment of Current Events. Call 519-869-2351

 

Healthy Eating

Rapids Family Health Team offering a 4-week healthy eating and lifestyle change group called Healthy Eating and YOU. 233 Cameron St., Corunna, 1:30 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Thursday, March 1

 

Lenten Organ Series

Central United Church’s six-week lenten organ series, a 30-minute, Thursday-at-noon performance features London’s Terry Head on organ and Ken Baldwin on trumpet. 12 p.m. 220 George St. All welcome, donation appreciated. For more, call Nancy at 519-869-2017

 

Friday, March 2

 

World Prayer Day

Seven downtown churches participating in the World Day of Prayer, with a service written by the women of Suriname. 2 p.m., St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 261 Christina St. N. All welcome, followed by refreshments. For more, call 519-332-2662

 

Live Music

Buck Brothers Ensemble perform at Cheeky Monkey as part of the First Friday cultural walkabout. 130 Christina St. N., 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more, call 519-332-0978

 

Saturday, March 3

 

Bowl for Kids’

Big Brothers Big Sisters seeks teams to participate in Bowl for Kids’ Sake Fundraiser at Hi-Way Bowl. Featuring a 90’s theme. Teams can be 4-6 individuals, cost to enter is a minimum of $500 in pledges. Multiple prize opportunities. For more, contact Jackie.Vandenbroek@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca or 519-336-0460.

 

Sunday, March 4

 

Bowl for a Cure

Join in the Sarnia Bowl for a Cure, with a sponsorship or donation in support of those impacted by Huntington disease. Marcin Bowl, 609 Helena St., 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. $30 per person 18+, $15 per person 9-17, free for children 8 and under. For more information, visit www.hscevents.ca/SarniaBowl

 

Monday, March 5

 

Meditation

Free meditation program to increase self-esteem, improve concentration and reduce stress and anxiety. West Lambton Community Health Centre, 429 Exmouth St., Mondays at 10:30 a.m. or Tuesdays at 6 p.m. For more, call 519-344-3017 ext. 237

 

Low Impact Exercise

 

West Lambton Community Health Centre’s low impact exercise classes at Central United Church, 220 George St., 9 a.m. to 10 a.m, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Also at Living Hope Christian Reformed Church, 1281 Exmouth St., 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., Mondays and Thursdays. Register at first class. For more, call 519-344-3017, ext. 259

 

Tuesday, March 6

 

Low Impact Exercise

West Lambton Community Health Centre’s Low Impact Exercise classes at St. Luke’s United Church, 350 Indian Rd., 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Also at High Park United Church, 1081 Brenchley Ave., 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Register at first class. For more, call 519-344-3017, ext. 259

 

Wednesday, March 7

 

Percussion Quartet

Sarnia Concert Association presents percussion quartet TorQ featuring music and humour. Imperial Theatre, 168 Christina St. N., 7:30 p.m. Tickets $40 adults, $25 students, available at box office. For more, call 519-332-6591

 

 

Thursday, March 8

 

Lenten Organ Series

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

 

Friday, March 9

 

Palestinian Meal

A Palestinian meal will be served at Central United Church, 220 George St., 5:30 p.m. Fundraiser for a Palestinian widow and her children. Cost, $25 adults, $15 children 12 and under. For tickets and information, call 519-344-4561

 

Souper Lunch

Prepare two nutritious soups at West Lambton Community Health Centre’s “Souper Lunch Friday.” Bring own 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, March 10

 

March of Dimes

March of Dimes Day fundraising event including a chili sale, bake sale, raffle table with prizes from local businesses, and live music. 993 Maxwell St., 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more, email paulinejanzen@hotmail.com

 

Monday, March 12

 

Community Skate

Join MPP Bob Bailey for a free community skate at Progressive Auto Sales Arena, 1455 London Rd., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. For more, call 519-337-0051

 

Thursday, March 15

 

Lenten Organ Series

Central United Church’s six-week lenten organ series, a 30-minute, Thursday-at-noon performance features Foster Hill of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian. 12 p.m. 220 George St. All welcome, donation appreciated. For more, call Nancy at 519-869-2017

 

Thursday, March 22

 

Lenten Organ Series

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

 

Diabetes Cooking

Free class focusing on basics of healthy eating for diabetes prevention and management. Includes education and 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

 

Friday, March 23

 

Weight Loss Support

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

 

Saturday, March 24

 

Film Festival

The Sarnia Justic Film Festival presents Fractured Land, a film about a young Indigenous leader trying to reconcile traditional teachering with the law to protect the land. Sarnia Library Theatre, 124 Christina St. S. 7 p.m. Free, but donations appreciated. For more, visit Facebook: /SarniaJusticeFilmFestival

 

Sunday, April 8

 

Rayjon Pickleball

Rayjon’s 2nd annual Pickleball event at St. Patrick’s High School, 1001 The Rapids Pkwy., 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Costs $30 per person or $50 per couple, includes equipment, snacks, pizza, beverages, and prizes. All proceeds to Rayjon’s projects in Haiti and the Dominican Republic. To take part, contact Deb at 519-542-9939 or email rayjonsc@gmail.com

 

Saturday, April 14

 

Film Festival

The Sarnia Justice Film Festival presents After Spring, a film that explores the Syrian refugee crisis by following two families and an aid working fighting to keep a refugee camp running. Sarnia Library Theatre, 124 Christina St. S. 7 p.m. Free, but donations appreciated. For more, visit Facebook: /SarniaJusticeFilmFestival