What’s happening: week of Oct. 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

 

Thursday, Oct. 4

 

Meditation

4-week session to teach the basics of various meditation practices and provide practical ways to increase mindfulness in everyday living. Offered by Twin Bridges NPLC, free. 153 Christina St. S., 12 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. Thursdays until Oct. 25. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Men’s Morning

Men’s coffee and social group at the Strangway Centre, 260 East St. N., 9 a.m. Light breakfast available for purchase. For more, call 519-332-0656

 

Shibashi

West Lambton Community Health Centre holding free Shibashi classes at Canatara Park Picnic Pavilion, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Also on October 11. Register at first class. For more, call 519-344-3017 ext. 259

 

Diabetes Cooking

“Healthy You” diabetes education and cooking class on healthy eating for 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

 

Knitting Group

Knit hats and mittens to place on West Lambton Community Health Centre’s Christmas Tree to give to those in need. Accepting donations of yarn and knitting supplies. All welcome. 429 Exmouth St., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Thursdays. To register, call 519-344-3017 ext. 259

 

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

 

Friday, Oct. 5

 

Chronic Pain Management

Informational and support group for individuals living with chronic pain. The sessions provide tools and resources to live mindfully, foster social supports and assist in living a quality life. 153 Christina St. S., 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Fridays until Oct. 26. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Seniors’ Social

West Lambton Community Health Centre hosts a Seniors’ Coffee Social Time every First Friday, 429 Exmouth St., 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Free. No registration required. For more, call 519-344-3017

 

Live Music

Missy & Dwayne perform live at Cheeky Monkey, 130 Christina St. N., 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Featuring art show and sale by Bill Walters. 38th Sarnia Pathfinders selling cookies. For more, call 519-332-0978

 

Art Exhibition

“Stories Behind the Glass” by local watercolour artist Mark McLean opens at Lawrence House in the main gallery, 127 Christina St. S., 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. McLean uses pen, ink and graphite to recreate local scenes and rural landscapes. Runs until Oct. 27. Free admission, all welcome. For more, call 519-337-0507

 

Live Music

Blackmore and Blackmore playing at zZas Pizza Bistro, 170 Christina St. N., 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more, visit www.facebook.com/MikeBlackmoreMusic

 

Art Exhibit

The Lawrence House Centre for the Arts presents “Focus on Abilities” art exhibit. Opening reception at 127 Christina St. S., 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Art by participants of horticultural therapy classes run by Smith Homestead with Ruth’s Place. Runs until Oct. 27. Free admission, all welcome. For more, call 519-337-0507

 

Transit Orientation

People unfamiliar with Sarnia Transit can learn how to find a bus route, read a timetable, use an app, and plan a trip at Transit Orientation Day. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Strangway Centre, 260 East St. N. Fee lunch provided. For more, visit www.agefriendlysarnia.com or call Andrew at 519-332-0330, ext. 5308

 

Saturday, Oct. 6

 

Paddling

The Lambton Outdoor Club is paddling the Sydenham River. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

Live Music

Blackmore and Blackmore playing at Olives Casual Cuisine, 1591 London Line, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more, visit www.facebook.com/MikeBlackmoreMusic

 

Cycling

The Lambton Outdoor Club is cycling to Parks Blueberries. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

Sunday, Oct. 7

 

Grand Opening

Bethel Pentecostal Church celebrates the Grand Opening of a newly renovated Kids and Youth Areas with one-hour service, ribbon cutting, cupcakes, refreshments, and tours. All welcome. 1565 London Line, 10:30 a.m. For more, visit www.bethelsarnia.com or call 519-542-7731

 

New Church

A new church called GraceWay Baptist Church is holding its first service at the Hampton Inn, 1492 Venetian Blvd., 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Future services will be held same times each Sunday. For more, contact 548-997-0027 or gracewaysarnia@gmail.com

 

Monday, Oct. 8

 

Thanksgiving Run

Sarnia Roadrunners host 1, 3, 5, and 10 kilometre runs in Canatara Park. Events begin 9 a.m. at the start of Terry’s Loop. All runners and walkers welcome. Cost $5. For more, email sarniaroadrunners@gmail.com

 

Tuesday, Oct. 9

 

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

 

Ostomy Support

MP Marilyn Gladu is the guest speakers at a meeting of the Sarnia-Lambton Ostomy Support Group. All welcome. 6:30 p.m., Shoppers Home Health, 516 Exmouth St., For more, call 519-344-9797

 

Wednesday, Oct. 10

 

Cycling

The Lambton Outdoor Club is cycling the Avoca Trail in Michigan. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

Heart Disease Group

Congenital heart disease meet and greet at Sarnia Cardiac Rehabilitation Centre, 460 Christina St. N., 7 p.m. to 8 p.m For more, call Shelley at 519-381-2474

 

Craving Change

Five-week “Craving Change” series to change your thinking, change your eating, change you. 460 Christina St. N., 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. To register, call 519-339-8949, ext. 157

 

Heart Disease

Meet others with congenital heart disease in a group setting at the Sarnia Cardiac Rehabilitation Centre, 460 Christina St. N., 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more, call Shelley at 519-381-2474

 

Thursday, Oct. 11

 

Exploring Exploitation

Coalition Against Human Trafficking and Sexual Assault Survivors’ Centre holding a presentation on what makes a person vulnerable to being exploited. Chris Dawson Centre, 420 East St. N., large boardroom, 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. To reserve a spot, call Chantel at 519-337-3154

Infant Loss

A free screening of the film “Return to Zero” offered as part of Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. Local care and service providers also attending, followed by an informal Q&A. Sarnia Library, 124 Christina St. S., 6 p.m. For more, contact Kerry at kerryboot@hotmail.com or 519-384-0582

 

Friday, Oct. 12

 

Mudmen

Celtic rockers the Mudmen, featuring the Cambell Brothers of Alvinston, staging a concert at the Sarnia Library Theatre as part of their 20th anniversary Old Plaid Shirt tour. All ages event, 8 p.m., 124 Christina St. Tickets, $25 advance, $28 at the door, available at the Cheeky Monkey, 519-332-0978, and ticketscene.ca

 

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

 

Garage Sale

At Central United Church, 220 George St., 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Includes fall and winter clothing, appliances, jewellery, toys, plants, furniture, and more. Items can be dropped off Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m or 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. For more, call 519-344-4561

 

Musician Mark Blayney will perform as the Sisters of Soul host a Live Music Cafe at Foursquare Church, 207 Talfourd St., 7:30 p.m. Donations appreciated. For more, contact Fran at 1voice2sing@gmail.com

 

Go ENG Girl

Last day to register for Go ENG Girl, an engineering event for girls in Grades 7-10 with a parent or guardian, held on Oct. 20 at the Western Research Park, 1086 Modeland Rd. To register, visit www.peolambton.com/blog/2018/09/10/go-eng-girl-2018

 

Saturday, Oct. 13

 

Fall Fair

Grace United Church holding a Fall Fair including baked goods, frozen soups, vendors, jewelry, attic treasures, books, BBQ, tea and muffin room, and more. 990 Cathcart Blvd., 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Free admission. For more, call 519-542-1203

 

Sunday, Oct. 14

 

Rayjon Trip

Rayjon holding an information session about a March Break Awareness Trip to either Haiti or the Dominican Republic. Grace United Church, 990 Cathcart Blvd., 1 p.m. Adults of all ages and teens aged 16-plud welcome. For more, call Bryce at 519-542-1542

 

Monday, Oct. 15

 

Professional Engineers

Today is the deadline to purchase tickets for Oct. 22 meeting of the Professional Engineers of Ontario, Lambton chapter. The owners of Alton Farm Estate Winery will discuss the art of wine making and marketing at a meeting. All welcome. Socializing, finger food buffet, 6 p.m., Oct. 22. Lambton College Events Centre, 1485 London Rd. Tickets $5. For more, visit www.peolambton.com/

 

Chair Yoga

Yoga program suitable for most abilities. Free class offered by Twin Bridges NPLC. 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 Nov. 5. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Gentle Yoga

Introductory-level free yoga program for adults, suitable for most abilities. Offered by Twin Bridges NPLC. Bring your own mat. 153 Christina St. S. (use Front St. entrance), 12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays until Nov. 5. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Yoga

West Lambton Community Health Centre holds yoga classes at Laurel Lea St. Matthew’s Church, 837 Exmouth St., 1 p.m. Mondays until Nov. 19. To register, call 519-344-3017 ext. 259

 

Tuesday, Oct. 16

 

Cooking Class

“Eating Your Way to a Better Mood” is an interactive cooking class to teach general tips and tricks about the relationship of food and mood as well as the importance of various nutrients. Light food samples included. 153 Christina St. S. (use Front St. entrance), 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Art Bus Trip

Last day to purchase tickets for Gallery in the Grove’s bus trip to the Toledo Museum of Art on Nov. 1, leaving Sarnia at 8 a.m., arriving back at 6 p.m. Cost $75, includes bus, driver tip, guided tour, and glass blowing demonstration. For tickets and more, visit www.galleryinthegrove.com or call 519-869-4643

 

Cooking Class

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free cooking class “Meals For One”. 1150 Pontiac Dr., 1:30 p.m. Also on Oct. 17 at 9:30 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Business Week

Technology and marketing expert Erin Bury will present “The Blank Slate Effect: How to Use an Entrepreneurial Mindset to Win in Business” during Sarnia Lambton Business Week. Lambton Event Centre, 1485 London Rd., 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Tickets, $35 available on Eventbrite.ca. For more, contact 519-383-1371 or info@slbdc.com

Wednesday, Oct. 17

 

Craving Change

Rapids Family Health and West Lambton Community Health Centre offer a 4-week program to help change thinking, change eating and change you! 460 Christina St., N., 1:30 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Suicide Loss

Rapids Family Health and West Lambton Community Health Centre offer a 9-week support group program for people who have experienced the loss of loved one from suicide. 460 Christina St. N., 6 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Craving Change

Five-week “Craving Change” series to help change your thinking, your eating and change you. 460 Christina St. N., 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays until Nov. 17. To register, call 519-339-8949, ext. 157

 

Grief Workshop

A workshop on dealing with the death of a loved one. Lochiel Kiwanis Centre, 180 College Ave. N., 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Open to all. Tickets $15. Must pre-register by contacting thesolutionwizardseries@gmail.com or Kim at 519-292-6493, or visiting www.thesolutionwizard.com

 

Thursday, Oct. 18

 

Adjusting to Motherhood

This session facilitated by a Registered Psychotherapist will discuss the “new normal” that parenthood brings, covering topics of adjusting expectations, how to recognize personal needs and tools for communication. 153 Christina St. S., 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Friday, Oct. 19

 

Symphony Opener

The International Symphony Orchestra launches another season with “Let’s Fly Away,” a tribute to celebrated crooners and featuring charismatic young vocalist Michael Vanhevel. Imperial Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Tickets, $36 adults, $34 seniors, $12 students, available by calling 519-337-7775

 

Saturday, Oct. 20

 

Mom to Mom Sale

Mom to Mom, Baby to Teen Bonanza featuring clothing for infants to teens, footwear, toys and games, CDs and DVDs, maternity wear, bedding, strollers, furniture and more. Sarnia Christian School gym, 1273 Exmouth St., 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Proceeds to Neighbourlink. For more, contact Nicole White at nikitaylor15@hotmail.com

 

Bazaar

St. Bartholomew’s Church hosting a “Talk-of-the-Town” Bazaar featuring turkey pies, baking, soap, knitting, stocking stuffers, crafts, jewelry, collectables, games, and more. 718 Cathcart Blvd., 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Beverages and treats in lower hall. Accessible building. For more, call 519-383-6933

 

Monday, Oct. 22

 

Overcoming Depression

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free 6-week program for adults struggling with depression. 1150 Pontiac Dr., 1:30 p.m. Ask your physician for a referral. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Teen Cuisine

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

 

Tuesday, Oct. 23

 

Being a Safe Support

A session highlighting the importance of being a safe support to someone experiencing mental health concerns. 153 Christina St. S., 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Making Baby Food

Also learn about signs of baby readiness, feeding schedules and tips, healthy meals, and snack ideas. West Lambton Community Health Centre, 429 Exmouth St., 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. To register, call 519-344-3017, ext. 259

 

Wednesday, Oct. 24

 

Cooking Class

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free cooking class “Meals For One.” 437 Colborne St., Corunna, 10 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Friday, Oct. 26

 

Hot Soup/Cool Jazz

Enjoy live jazz performed by Brennan Williams Trio and choose from a selection of hot soups and artisan bread at Sarnia Community Foundation’s “Hot Soup/Cool Jazz”. Cash Bar. Tickets $25, available in advance at the SCF office or call 519-332-2588

 

Friday, Oct. 26

 

Synergy 150 Concerts

A 70-voice choir takes you “around the world in 80 songs (or less)” with tunes from musicals. Camlachie United Church, 6784 Camlachie Rd., 7 p.m., and Oct. 28 at 2 p.m. $18 adults, $8 students, free children under 12. For tickets, call 519-899-4720, Mary Jean at 519-786-3075 or Sharon at 519-899-2718

 

Messy Church

Parents, grandparents and other caregivers invited to bring children to Central United Church, 220 George St., 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. to learn about God with games, crafts and Bible stories. Light supper provided. Children invited to wear Halloween costumes. Free will donations appreciated. For more, call 519-344-4561

 

Saturday, Oct. 27

 

Garage Sale

Garage sale featuring household items, gym equipment, furniture, and meat pies. Laurel Lea St. Matthew’s Church, 837 Exmouth St., 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. For more, call 519 337 7078 or email llsm@cogeco.net

 

Live Music

Keyboardist Ollie Case plays Latin, swing, jazz, standards, gospel and country at Dunlop United Church, 757 Rosedale Ave., 7 p.m. Tickets $20. For more, call 519-337-3061 or visit www.dunlopuc.ca

 

Bazaar

Point Edward Presbyterian Church holding a bazaar featuring children’s toys, miscellaneous items, bake table, turkey and beef pies, and more. Admission $2, includes coffee/tea and raisin bread. 306 Michigan Ave., 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. For more, contact 519-381-3803 or gtimmington@cope.on.ca

 

Fall Bazaar

Items for sale include a food table, jewellery, books, CDs and DVDs, puzzles, attic treasures crafts, and a Christmas table. Tea room for $2. St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 261 Christina St. N., 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. For more, call 519-332-2662

 

Sunday, Oct. 28

 

Organ Recital

Tenor, organist and choral leader David Troiano will present an organ recital featuring music of the Reformation at Redeemer Lutheran Church. All welcome. 3:30 p.m., 429 Indian Rd. For more, call 519-337-6615

 

Friday, Nov. 2

 

Art Exhibits

The Lawrence House presents “Wrap it Up,” a member’s show and sale featuring wide variety of art pieces suitable for gift giving, running through December, and “Fran’s Clan,” traditional rug hookers, running until Dec. 1. Opening reception at 127 Christina St. S., 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Free admission, all welcome. For more, call 519-337-0507

 

Sunday, Nov. 4

 

Motorcycle Run

The Lady Luck Riders Motorcycle Club holding a “Chilly Chili Run,” 3014 Michigan Line and Mandaumin Road. Open to the public. Registration 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. For more, visit Facebook.com/ladyluckridersmc

 

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

 

Saturday, Nov. 10

 

Christmas Bazaar

Dunlop United Church’s Christmas Bazaar featuring jewelry, crafts, refreshments, bake sale, frozen turkey pies and preserves. All welcome, accessible, free admission. 757 Rosedale Ave., 9 a.m. to noon. For more, call Anna-Mae at 519-542-0204

 

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, Nov. 14

 

Business Workshops

Fraser Perry explains how to write a business plan at the Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership Business Enterprise Centre’s workshop. 1086 Modeland Rd., 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Free, but pre-registration required at Eventbrite.ca. For more, contact fraser@sarnialambton.on.ca or 519-332-1820 ext 223

 

Friday, Nov. 30

 

Messy Church

Parents, grandparents and other caregivers invited to bring children to Central United Church, 220 George St., 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Children will learn about God with games, crafts, Bible stories and fun. Light supper provided. Free will donations appreciated. For more, call 519-344-4561

 

Saturday, Dec. 1

 

Breakfast with Santa

Corunna United Church hosting a breakfast with Santa. All kids accompanied by an adult are invited. 198 Hill St., 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Cost $5 adults, $2 children. Photos are $1. Advance tickets required. For tickets and info, call Sharon at 519-862-1957

 

Christmas In The Village

At St. Paul’s Anglican Church, featuring baking, books, native crafts, meat pies and special vendors. All proceeds to local charities. Free admission, free coffee and popcorn. 210 Michigan Ave., 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more, call 519-337-2811

 

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