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

 

Art Pod

Designed for youth with special needs and an interest in fine arts. Explore the process of op art using geometric shapes, lines and curves to create optical illusions. Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, 147 Lochiel St., 5 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. Ages 9-16. Caretaker or respite worker required. Free, give what you can. Register by calling 519-336-8127 ext. 3226

 

Red Dot Tour

Fifteen minute Red Dot Tours of the gallery are created for the casual and curious. No registration necessary. Free, give what you can. Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, 147 Lochiel St., 7 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. For more, call 519-336-8127

 

Summer Series

Entertainment Series featuring Macsmusic at the Germain Park Garden, 7 p.m. Free admission. For more, call 519-332-0330. Summer Events Guide is available at City Hall or at www.sarnia.ca

 

Cycling

Lambton Outdoor Club is cycling the Macomb Orchard Trail starting in Richmond, Michigan. Stopping for lunch on the way. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

Saturday, Aug. 25

 

Hobbyfest

Annual Hobbyfest, a day of fun, relaxation and participation in interactive activities and displays, at Germain Park and the Strangway Centre, East St., 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more, call 519-332-0330

 

Humane Society Gala

Bright’s Grove Animal Hospital presents “Howling at the Moon,” a formal gala in Canatara Park. Cocktails, three-course meal, silent auction and entertainment by a jazz band. Tickets available online. For more, contact Trista Lowe at trista@sarniahumanesociety.com

 

Author Reading

Authors Tom Gannon Hamilton, Heather Roberts Cadsby, Phyllis Humby and Sharon Berg give readings at the Sarnia Library as part of a Southwestern Ontario Tour organized by Sarnia’s Big Pond Rumours. Free, 124 Christina St., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. For more, call Sharon at 289-808-1025

 

Cornhole Tourney

Pembina hosts its first Cornhole/Bean Bag Toss Tournament at Corunna Legion, 350 Albert St. All ages welcome. Team of two can sign up for double knockout format. Entry fee is $40/person. All proceeds to United Way. To register, call United Way at 519-336-5452 or Pembina at 519-862-1001

 

Guided Tour

Free guided tour of the current exhibition at Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, 147 Lochiel St., 1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. Free, give what you can. Register by calling 519-336-8127, ext. 3226

 

Hiking

Lambton Outdoor Club is hiking the Auburn Loop of the Maitland Trail. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

Sunday, Aug. 26

 

Rose Gardens Reunion

An informal gathering to remember the Rose Gardens roller skating complex and proprietors Dick and Elsie Rose being held at the Canatara Park beach pavillion. All welcome. Bring a picnic, memories and favourite memorabilia. Free, 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 

Cycling

Lambton Outdoor Club is cycling between Bothwell and Dresden in Kent County with a stop for lunch. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

Monday, Aug. 27

 

Tai Chi

Canadian Tai Chi Academy classes offered at The Vineyard with Master Moy. 260 Mitton Street, Monday, Wedensday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Cost, $15 monthly. Financial assistance available. For more call Fernando at 519-332-1222

 

Tuesday, Aug. 28

 

Stress Management

A free session to highlight the effects of stress and provide practical ways to cope and make healthy changes. Offered by Twin Bridges NPLC, facilitated by registered psychotherapist. 153 Christina St. S., 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. To register, visit www.tbnplc.com

 

Wednesday, Aug. 29

 

Teen Cuisine

Rapids Family Health Team holding a free cooking class for ages 13+. 460 Christina St. N., 10 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Paint Night

Join local artist Cat Cabajar and paint a portrait of your own pet. Lizards and Bar Grill, 785 Exmouth St., 6 p.m. Cost $55 per person. In support of SickKids Hospital. To register, contact tpcpaintparty@gmail.com

 

Thursday, Aug. 30

 

Slow View Tour

Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery’s Slow View tour of the exhibition “John Kissick: The Boom Bits” allows the mind to settle on one work and rediscover joy of looking at art. 147 Lochiel St., 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Free, give what you can. Register by calling 519-336-8127, ext. 3226

 

Summer Series

Entertainment Series featuring The Casuals at the Germain Park Garden, 7 p.m. Free admission. For more, call 519-332-0330

 

Saturday, Sept. 1

Back to School BBQ

15th annual Kiwanis Back to School BBQ in front of Staples on London Rd., 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Also on Sunday, Sept. 2. All proceeds to provide school supplies for children in Sarnia-Lambton. For more, email Sheila at s.donald@cogeco.ca

 

Tuesday, Sept. 4

 

Women’s Fitness

Bootcamp-style fitness class includes cardiovascular, strength and flexibility exercises, suitable for most levels. Consult Primary Care Provider before participating. 153 Christina St. S., use Front St. entrance, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays until September 25. Free. Offered by Twin Bridges NPLC. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Adult Yoga

Free yoga program suitable for most levels. 153 Christina St. S., use Front St. entrance, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays until September 25. Bring your own mat. Offered by Twin Bridges NPLC. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

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., 9:30 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Photographic Club

Harry Cartner presents “To See is a Continuing Gift” at a meeting of the Sarnia Photographic Club. Sarnia Library Auditorium, 124 Christina St. S., social time 6:30 p.m., meeting 7 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. Visitors can attend two meetings free. For more, email sarnia.photographic.club@gmail.com or visit www.sarniaphotoclub.com

 

Wednesday, Sept. 5

 

Ski Trip Sign-Up

Bluewater International Ski Club organizing two ski trips to British Columbia, one from Jan. 26 to Feb. 3, the other from March 9-16. Meet at Stokes Bay Grill & Bar, 485 Harbour Rd., 7 p.m. $40 membership required. For more, call Bruce at 519-466-7197

 

Meditation

Free four-week session teaches the basics of meditation practices and provides practical ways to increase mindfulness in every day living. Offered by Twin Bridges NPLC. 153 Christina St. S., 12 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. Wednesdays until Sept. 26. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Donor Clinics

Canadian Blood Services hosting a blood donor clinic at the Dante Club, 1330 London Rd., 2:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Also Sept. 11 at the Dante Club, same time, and Sept. 22 at Temple Baptist Church, 9 a.m. to 12 noon. For more, call Stephanie at 519-331-0764

 

Thursday, Sept. 6

 

Diabetes Cooking

“Healthy You” diabetes education and cooking class on healthy eating for diabetes prevention and management. Free. Includes education and cooking component. West Lambton Community Health Centre, 429 Exmouth St., 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. All skill levels welcome. To register, call 519-344-3017, ext. 259

 

Phoenix Concert Band

Phoenix Concert Band beginning a new season with practice at Sarnia Christian School, 1273 Exmouth St., 6:30 p.m. Brass, woodwind and percussion players are welcome, as well as beginners. For more, contact Charles at 519-328-3256 or Bill at 519-337-1339

 

Friday, Sept. 7

 

Glass Half Full

Strategies toward living a life of optimism. West Lambton Community Health Centre, 429 Exmouth St., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. To register, call 519-344-3017 ext. 259

 

Live Music

El Camino will perform live at Cheeky Monkey as part of the monthly First Friday festivities. Featuring “Escape” art show and sale by Bill Walters. 130 Christina St. N., 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more, 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

 

Saturday, Sept. 8

 

Run Of Exploding Colour

Five-kilometre run in Canatara Park organized by the Festival of Good Things. Participants celebrate health and happiness by getting plastered in explosions of colour. Registration 9:30 a.m., run 10:30 a.m. $40 adults, children’s discount. For more, or to register, visit www.explodingcolour.com or call 519-479-0554

 

Art In The Park

Rotary Club of Sarnia-Bluewaterland host the annual Art in The Park show and sale at Mike Weir Park in Bright’s Grove, featuring arts and crafts, food and music. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  For more, visit artintheparksarnia.com or call Janice at 519-481-0870

 

Saturday, Sept. 8

 

Fall Fair

Trinity Church Fall Fair includes hayrides, inflatables, mini put put, face painting, games, live music, and hot dogs, corn on the cob, popcorn, candy floss, and more. Sample and vote on favourite mac and cheese, cookies from baking contest. All free. 1194 Murphy Rd., 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more, call 519-542-9261

 

Sunday, Sept. 9

 

Gallery in the Grove

Opening reception of Elizabeth Tasker’s Retrospective exhibition at Gallery in the Grove, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Show runs until Oct. 13. For more, visit www.galleryinthegrove.com or visit the Facebook page.

 

Tai Chi Open House
Free open house and demonstration of the Taoist Tai Chi arts at Lochiel Kiwanis Centre, 180 College Ave. N., 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Free admission. For more, call 519-344-0346

 

Monday, Sept. 10

 

Chair Yoga

Yoga program suitable for most abilities. 153 Christina St. S., use Front St. entrance, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. or 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Mondays until Oct. 1. Free. Offered by Twin Bridges NPLC. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Gentle Yoga

Introductory level yoga program suitable for most abilities. 153 Christina St. S., use Front St. entrance, 12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays until October 1. Bring your own mat. Free. Off

ered by Twin Bridges NPLC. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Tai Chi Open House
Free open house and demonstration of the Taoist Tai Chi arts at Camlachie Community Centre, 6767 Camlachie Rd., 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Free admission. For more, call 519-344-0346

 

Tai Chi

Canadian Tai Chi Academy classes offered at The Vineyard with Master Moy. 260 Mitton Street, Monday, Wedensday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Cost, $15 monthly. Financial assistance available. For more call Fernando at 519-332-1222

 

Meditation

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. Free. For more, call 519-344-3017

 

Healthy Eating

Rapids Family Health Team offering a 4-week series(2-hour group session) with overview of how to eat well for a healthier you. 1150 Pontiac Dr., 5:30 p.m. Also on Sept. 14, 233 Cameron St., Corunna, 9:30 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Tuesday, Sept. 11

 

Acupuncture

Free 6-week program offered by Twin Bridges NPLC in collaboration with local chiropractors. Designed for those with osteoarthritis of the knee. 153 Christina St. S., use Front Street entrance, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays until October 18. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Flavours of Fall

Free session offered by Twin Bridges NPLC. Learn easy ways to cook with the local flavours of the season. 153 Christina St. S., use Front St. entrance, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Genealogy

Dana Thorne will discuss the Reliable Sources in Research: An Oil History Case Study 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

 

Bingo Lunch

 

The Community Church of Christ hosting a Bluewater Outreach event featuring lunch, bingo and euchre. 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., 1104 Leckie Dr. (Across from St. Clair Secondary) For more, call 519-381-3287

 

Wednesday, Sept. 12

 

Tai Chi Open House
Free open house and demonstration of the Taoist Tai Chi arts at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 437 Colborne Rd., Corunna, 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Free admission. For more, call 519-344-0346

 

Master Your Health

West Lambton Community Health Centre offering an interactive six-week series to assist with taking control of your health. 460 Christina St. N., 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Wednesdays until October 17. To register, call 519-344-3017, ext. 259

 

Green Drinks

An informal gathering featuring independent energy consultant Peter Smith, leading a discussion on whether Canada is meeting its climate change goal. Free. 100 Christina St. N., open 6:30 p.m., discussion at 7 p.m. For more, contact greendrinkssarnia@outlook.com

 

Thursday, Sept. 13

 

Teen Cuisine

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free cooking class for ages 13 plus, 460 Christina St. N., 4 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Saturday, Sept. 15

 

Palestinian Cooking

Learn to cook healthy Palestinian food at Central United Church, 220 George St., 11 a.m. Cost, $25 for lesson and lunch. Proceeds to support a local widow. For more, call 519-344-4561

 

Rayjon Fall Fair

Annual Rayjon Fall Fair at Our Lady of Mercy, 390 Christina St. N., 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Featuring bake table, jewelry, treasure table, toys, books, gift baskets, tea room, Haitian Vanilla, Haitian Atizani and BBQ. All proceeds to Rayjon’s projects in Haiti and the Dominican Republic. For more, call Dianne at 519-862-1963 or visit www.rayjon.org

 

Sunday, Sept. 16

 

Downriver Craft Sale

The 30th annual Downriver Craft & Gift Sale at the Moore Musuem featuring more than 80 vendors selling art, woodworking, garden accessories, knitting, jewelry, jams, fudge, etc. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m,, 94 Moore Line, Mooretown. For more, call 519-867-2020

 

Tuesday, Sept. 18

 

Balance in Life

A session to explore the concept of balance in life and provide strategies to help in maintaining balance through life’s demands. 153 Christina St. S., 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Free. Offered by Twin Bridges NPLC. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Balance & Bone Health

Rapids Family Health Team offering a 5-week (2-hour group session) of education and exercise to increase your balance and bone strength. Thompson Gardens, 198 Beckwith St., Corunna, 9:30 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Cooking Class

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free cooking class “Meatless Mondays”. 1150 Pontiac Dr., 1:30 p.m. Also on Sept. 20, 9:30 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Wednesday, Sept. 19

 

Drugs In The Workplace

The Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership’s Business Enterprise Centre hosting a seminar on substance use and abuse in the workplace, with attention to the upcoming legalization of recreational marijuana. Tickets $40. Lambton College Events Centre, 1485 London Rd., 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. For more, call 519-332-2504

 

Thursday, Sept. 20

 

Women’s Connection Group

Small group will explore the work of Brene Brown in areas that include imperfection, courage and belonging. Offered by Twin Bridges NPLC. 153 Christina St. S., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays until October 4. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Overcoming Anxiety

Rapids Family Health Team offering a 6-week series(2-hour group session) that provides you tools to help you manage overwhelming anxiety. 1150 Pontiac Dr., 1:30 p.m. Ask primary care provider for a referral. For more, call 519-339-8949

 

Friday, Sept. 21

 

Charity Event

An evening to raise money and awareness for Pathways Health Centre for Children ,at the Sarnia Golf & Curling Club. Meal includes lobster, shrimp, lamb, prime rib, salmon, etc. Tickets $1,000 per person. Cocktails 6:30 p.m., dinner 7 p.m. For details or tickets, call 519-541-0684 or email 1000dollarplatedinner@gmail.com

 

Sunday, Sept. 23

 

Kidney Walk

The Kidney Foundation’s Kidney Walks raises funds for research, vital programs, and services that support people with kidney disease. Canatara Park Kiwanis Pavilion, 9 a.m. For more, visit www.kidneywalk.ca or call Elaine Hayter at 519-344-3462

 

Tuesday, Sept. 25

 

Bone Health

Information session by Twin Bridges NPLC provides understanding on the importance of bone health, with preventative lifestyle strategies through nutrition and physical activity. 153 Christina St. S., 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Thursday, Sept. 27

 

Paint Party

IODE Errol Egremont holds a “Paint Like a Comedian” paint party and bake sale at Sarnia Riding Club, 980 Riding Club Ln., registration 6:30 p.m., event 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets $45. Proceeds to “Do it for Sarnia” mental health campaign. For tickets, call Linda at 519-381-5688 or Georgette at 519-336-5535

 

Saturday, Sept. 29

 

Art Under Glass

Fifth annual Art Under Glass Lambton is a two-day event featuring artists in painting, mixed media, photography, jewelry, pottery, and more. DeGroot’s Nurseries, 1840 London Line, Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission. Includes silent auction and BBQ. In support of Harmony for Youth. For more, call 519-331-6117

 

Wednesday, Oct. 3

 

Donor Clinics

Canadian Blood Services hosting a blood donor clinic at the Dante Club, 1330 London Rd., 2:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Also Oct. 9 at the Dante Club, same time, and Oct. 27 at Temple Baptist Church, 9 a.m. to 12 noon. For more, call Stephanie at 519-331-0764

 

Tuesday, Oct. 8

 

Genealogy

Local historian and author Phil Egan discusses the U.S. Civil War 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

 

Friday, Oct. 12

 

Grief Support

Sarnia Beginning Experience holding a fall support group weekend for anyone widowed, separated or divorced and stuck in grief. October 12-14. For more, visit www.sarniabeginningexperience.org or call 519-337-1205

 

Wednesday, Nov. 7

 

Donor Clinics

Canadian Blood Services hosting a blood donor clinic at the Dante Club, 1330 London Rd., 2:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Also Nov. 13 at the Dante Club, same time, and Nov. 17 at Temple Baptist Church, 9 a.m. to 12 noon. For more, call Stephanie at 519-331-0764

 

Tuesday, Nov. 13

 

Genealogy

Researchers Randy Evans and Tom Slater will speak 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

 

Wednesday, Dec. 5

 

Donor Clinics

Canadian Blood Services hosting a blood donor clinic at the Dante Club, 1330 London Rd., 2:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Also Dec. 11 at the Dante Club, same time, and Dec. 22 at Temple Baptist Church, 9 a.m. to 12 noon. For more, call Stephanie at 519-331-0764

 

Tuesday, Dec. 11

 

Genealogy

The Lambton County Branch of Ontario Genealogical Society hold its Christmas Gathering at the LDS Church, 1400 Murphy Rd., 7:30 p.m. Free & open to public. Call 519-383-0468 or email jdlk@bell.net

 

Wednesday, Jan. 2

 

Donor Clinics

Canadian Blood Services hosting a blood donor clinic at the Dante Club, 1330 London Rd., 2:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Also Jan. 8 at the Dante Club, same time, and Jan. 26 at Temple Baptist Church, 9 a.m. to 12 noon. For more, call Stephanie at 519-331-0764

 

Wednesday, Feb. 6

 

Donor Clinics

Canadian Blood Services hosting a blood donor clinic at the Dante Club, 1330 London Rd., 2:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Also Feb. 12 at the Dante Club, same time, and Feb. 23 at Temple Baptist Church, 9 a.m. to 12 noon. For more, call Stephanie at 519-331-0764

 

Wednesday, March 6

 

Donor Clinics

Canadian Blood Services hosting a blood donor clinic at the Dante Club, 1330 London Rd., 2:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Also March 12 at the Dante Club, same time, and March 23 at Temple Baptist Church, 9 a.m. to 12 noon. For more, call Stephanie at 519-331-0764