What’s happening: week of Nov. 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, Nov. 15

 

Holly Berry Bazaar

At Laurel Lea St. Matthews Church, featuring baked goods, used books and jewelry, cookie walk, knitted items, attic treasures. $2 at door includes coffee and goodie. 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., 837 Exmouth St., For more, call 519-337-7078

 

Friday, Nov. 16

 

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

 

Secret Santa Shoppe

Children can do their Christmas shopping at Pathway Health Centre, 1240 Murphy Rd. All gifts are pre-wrapped, nothing over $10. Nov. 16 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., Nov. 17 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nov. 18 from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., and with Sarnia Sting on Nov. 21 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more, call 519-542-3471

 

Jazz Performance

The Molyneaux Jazz Trio will perform a set of contemporary jazz standards as well as original tunes at the Lawrence House, 127 Christina St. S., 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets $10, available at the Lawrence House, www.lawrencehouse.ca, or by calling 519-337-0507

 

Saturday, Nov. 17

 

Craft & Bake Sale

Craft and Bake Sale at Trinity Anglican Church, 1194 Murphy Rd., 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. To book a table, call Joan Lake at 519-542-3559

 

College Open House

Lambton College’s annual Fall Open House with campus tours, program info, technology forum with presentations from plant managers and industry representatives, opportunities to see new facilities. 1457 London Rd., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. College will pay the $95 application fee for students who apply during the event. For more, visit www.lambtoncollege.ca/openhouse

 

Spin4Kids

GoodLife Fitness clubs host a one-day fitness fundraiser to help kids through physical activity opportunities. Teams up to eight participate in one hour of high energy group fitness classes like indoor cycling, Zumba, and BodyCombat. Register at spin4kids.com

 

Christmas Bazaar

Featuring frozen meat pies, attic treasures, deli and bake table, Grandma’s Cupboard, handmade items, and books for sale. Paterson Memorial Church, 120 Russell St. S., 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., coffee room open at 9 a.m. For more, call 519-344-6422

 

Bake Sale and Deli

Central United Church holding a Bake Sale and Deli featuring turkey pies, fruit pies, butter tarts, frozen entrees, cookies, preserves, and more. 220 George St., 8:3

 

Christmas Sale

Christmas Craft, Artisan and Vendor Sale featuring charcuterie boards, upcycled woolen mittens, stained glass, metal and wood crafts, preserves, handmade teddy bears, photography, sewing and knitting. DeGroot’s Nurseries, 1840 London Line, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free admission. Cafe and restaurant open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more, call 519-542-3435

 

Chamber Choir

Celebrate fall with choral music at the Bluewater Chamber Choir’s The Joys of Fall show. Grace United Church, 990 Cathcart Blvd., 2:30 p.m. Tickets $10, available at door. For more, call 226-932-6801

 

Celebration of Lights

Volunteers of all ages needed to help set up the Celebration of Lights during Community Set-up Day at the Suncor Agora in Centennial Park. Students can have volunteer hours documented. Lunch provided. For more, contact Paula at 519-344-8422, Cathie 519-490-5423, or email info@celebrationoflights.com

0 a.m. to 12 p.m. Free admission. For more, call 519-344-4561

 

Bazaar

Bluewater Country’a annual bazaar including a bake table, white elephant table, raffles & prizes. 5700 Blackwell Side Road, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Rain or shine. Everyone welcome. For more, call Anne Doan at 519-491-2103

 

Christmas Bazaar

 

At the Point Edward Ex Servicemen’s Club, featuring frozen meat pies, soups, bake table, books, new-to-you table and more. Free coffee and muffins. 503 Michigan Ave., 9 a.m. For more, call 519-337-9822

 

MADD Tolls

MADD Sarnia/Lambton volunteers conducting voluntary tolls from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in parking lots across the city and county. Drivers are asked to donate in exchange for a red ribbon to display on their vehicle. For more, call Carol Parsley at 519-339-9962

 

Sunday, Nov. 18

 

Online Auction

The 35th annual Rotary Club of Sarnia Online and YourTV Auction with hundreds of items and potential gifts up for grabs. On YourTV Channel 700 from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more, call Michael at 519-346-3291

 

Chamber Choir

Celebrate fall with choral music at the Bluewater Chamber Choir’s The Joys of Fall show. Grace United Church, 990 Cathcart Blvd., 2:30 p.m. Tickets $10, available at door. For more, call 226-932-6801

 

Gifts Of The Season

Opening of annual show and sale at Gallery in the Grove featuring local and handmade art and gifts., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., 2618 Hamilton Rd. Show run until Dec. 15. For more, visit www.galleryinthegrove.com or call 519-869-4643

 

Monday, Nov. 19

 

Gentle Yoga

Free introductory-level 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 Dec. 3. Register at www.tbnplc.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 Dec. 3. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Teen Cuisine

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

 

Tuesday, Nov. 20

 

Reflecting on Your Life

Twin Bridges NPLC offering session to highlight the importance of reflecting on your life and living with intention. 153 Christina St. S., 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Youth & Cannabis

Lambton Public Health and its community partners present “Talking Pot with Youth” at the Lambton College Event Centre, 1485 London Rd. Two free sessions, 1:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. To register, visit www.cannabisevent.eventbrite.ca.

 

Wednesday, Nov. 21

 

Speaker Series

Variety of local health professionals will speak about how to prevent injuries at all ages at the CALL Speaker Series. Strangway Adult Community Centre, 260 East St. N., 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Free admission. Register by calling 519-332-0656

 

Horticultural Society

Roland Papineau presents a never before seen drone video of his extensive rose gardens near Lake Huron at a meeting of the Sarnia Horticultural Society. DeGroot’s Nurseries, 1840 London Line, 7 p.m. Free admission. All welcome. For more, call Barb Toye at 519-332-5837

 

Community Summit

The 2018 Age-Friendly Community Summit will feature a review of Sarnia’s Action Plan, a eeport card on progress to date and keynote address by Dr. Ellen Ryan. Lambton College Event Centre, 1485 London Rd., 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Free, but registration required. For more, visit www.agefriendlysarnia.com

 

Federal Retirees

The National Association of the Federal Retirees holding a Christmas Luncheon at the Legion, 286 Front St. N., 12 p.m. For reservations and information, contact Gloria at 519-869-6326, Pat at 519-869-8872, email

fsna.bluewater@gmail.com, or visit www.federalretirees.ca

 

Thursday, Nov. 22

 

Tourism AGM

Annual general meeting of Tourism Sarnia-Lambton will be held at 1455 Venetian Blvd. in Point Edward, starting at 9 a.m. Discussion on 2018 year in review, and ways tourism businesses can get involved next year. For more, call 519-336-3232

 

Workplace Ergonomics

Deadline this day to register for a Nov. 29 “lunch and learn” on the new CSA office ergonomic standard and MSD prevention guidelines for Ontario. OHCOW Office, 171 Kendall St., Point Edward, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free, incudes lunch. To register, contact Ann at ATanner@ohcow.on.ca or call 519-337-4627, ext, 2322

 

Magic Show

The Lambton Shrine Club is putting on a family-friendly holiday magic show at the Sarnia Library Theatre. Admission is free. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and showtime is 7 p.m. For more, call 344 3282.

 

Friday, Nov. 23

 

Secret Santa Shoppe

Children can do their Christmas shopping at Pathway Health Centre, 1240 Murphy Rd. All gifts are pre-wrapped, nothing over $10. Nov. 23 from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Nov. 24 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Nov. 25 from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more, call 519-542-3471

 

Saturday, Nov. 24

 

Hike

The Lambton Outdoor Club is hiking Westminster Ponds in London. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

Christmas Bazaar

Includes baked goods, crafts, meat pies, jams, and preserves. Soup, chili, coffee and tea for $5. St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 437 Colborne Dr., 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. For more, contact 519-862-3641 or sap@xcelco.on.ca

 

Christmas Bazaar

Sacred Heart CWL Christmas Bazaar featuring baking, knitting, used books, Christmas gifts, attic treasures, decorative outdoor pots, and turkey, apple and tourtiere pies. 1465 Lecaron Ave., 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more, call 519- 344-2992

 

Christmas Bazaar

A Christmas Bazaar and Coffee featuring quilts, bake table, deli, meat pies, jewellery, craft table, and vendors. 380 Russell St., 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Tea room for $2. For more, call 519-344-9531

 

Crafternoon Tea

At Our Lady of Mercy Church Hall, featuring craft tables, woodworking, sewing, knitting, baking, jewelry, etc. with door prizes and draw. Free admission, with all proceeds to Canadian Catholic Missions. $6 lunch. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., 390 Christina St. N., For more, call 519-332-5382

 

Card Making

Point Edward Library offering a card making class. 200 Michigan Ave., 11 a.m. Cost $10, includes supplies to make two cards. Register by calling 519-336-3291

 

Winter Fun Day

Organized by Noelle’s Gift and includes craft tables, movies with popcorn, hot chocolate, juice & pizza, horse & wagon rides and picture with Santa. Free, at St. Matthew’s School, 720 Elm Ave., 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. For more contact Sue at sserratore6@gmail.com

 

Sunday, Nov. 25

 

Christmas Carols

The music and carols of Christmas heard at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 261 Christina St. N., 7 p.m. Free will offering. For more, call 519-332-2662

 

Monday, Nov. 26

 

Facts and Chat

Strangway Adult Community Centre holding a “Facts and Chat” session on fraud prevention and a driving tests. Learn safe driving tips, warning signs for retiring your licence, etc., and Sarnia Police will discuss latest scams and how to protect yourself from fraudulent activities. 260 East St. N., 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Free. To register, call 519-332-0656

 

Monday, Nov. 26

 

Luncheon

Mayflower Rebekah Lodge #324 holding a turkey luncheon with homemade desserts at All Saints’ Anglican Church, 498 Lyndoch St., Corunna, 12 p.m. Tickets $15. Everyone welcome. Dine in or take out. For more, call 519-466-5564

 

Tuesday, Nov. 27

 

Battling Holiday Bulge

Twin Bridges NPLC offering session facilitated by Registered Dietitian to provide information and tools that will help navigate holiday gatherings with enjoyment. 153 Christina St. S., 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

The Lambton Outdoor Club is doing a local, slower-paced hike around Canatara Park. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

Fruit Cake

Kiwanis Club begins annual sale of Claxton Fruit Cakes at the Lambton Mall, in front of the Body Shop, every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday until Dec. 21. From more, email Sheila at  s.donald@cogeco.ca

 

Wednesday, Nov. 28

 

Parkinson’s Support

Christine Wright of the Alzheimer’s Society will discuss “Understanding Dementia” at a meeting of the Sarnia-Lambton Parkinson’s Support Group. Clearwater Arena, 1400 Wellington St., 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more, call Carolyn at 519-337-5330

 

Thursday, Nov. 29

 

Holiday Coping

A session to discuss stress management strategies, emotional eating, conflict resolution and more to help navigate the holidays season with ease and enjoyment. 153 Christina St. S., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays until Dec. 6. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

 

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

 

Pigeon Show

Sarnia Poultry & Pigeon Club holding a Pigeon Show at DeGroot’s Nurseries, 1840 London Line, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free admission, donations welcome. For more, contact Gary at 519-336-5535 or garyhelmet@yahoo.ca, or visit the “Sarnia Poultry Pigeon and Pet Stock Association” Facebook page

 

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

 

The Lambton Outdoor Club is hiking at Sawmill Creek. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

Pet Photo with Santa

Pets photos taken with Santa at DeGroot’s Nurseries, 1840 London Line, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Dec. 1st and 2nd. $10 per pet. Online gallery available, no prints. For more, contact ed@sarniahumanesociety.com or 519-344-7064

 

Christmas Concert

The Bluewater Chordsmen hosting their annual Christmas Benefit Concert at New Horizons Community Church, 383 Russell St., 1 p.m. Free will donations accepted at the door, all proceeds to Brain Injury Association Sarnia-Lambton and Harmonize for Speech. For more, call 519-332-3918

 

Sunday, Dec. 2

 

Christmas Concert

Sarnia and District Community Choir presents an audience participation “Caroling and Christmas Concert” at Central Baptist Church, 391 London Rd., 2:30 p.m. Admission is canned goods and/or freewill offering for the Inn of the Good Shepherd. For more, visit www.sarniaanddistrictcommunitychoir.com

 

Songs and Carols

An evening of songs and carols featuring Sursum Corda and the Point Edward Presbyterian choir at Point Edward Presbyterian Church, 306 Michigan Ave., 7 p.m. Refreshments following. For more, contact Sharon at 519-541-1093, 519 384-1510, or jsedgeworth2@cogeco.ca

 

Tuesday, Dec. 4

 

Self-Compassion

A session on the importance of self-care ,with practices that enhance kindness and compassion towards self and emotional resilience. 153 Christina St. S., 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Scott Woods Concert

 

Scott Woods’ “Old Time Christmas” is two-hour show of seasonal songs, inspirational stories, and family fun. Camlachie United church, 6784 Camlachie Rd., 7 p.m. Admission $25 adults, $10 children. Light refreshments after show. For tickets, call Terry at 519-869-4103 or the church office 519-899-4720

 

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

 

Thursday, Dec. 6

 

Memorial Service

A Christmas special service to remember and honour the lives of lost loved ones, at Bethel Church, 1565 London Line, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Contact office by Dec. 3 to get free Christmas ornament in honour of loved one. For more, call 519-542-7731

 

Friday, Dec. 7

 

Compassion Fatigue

A session to learn the signs and symptoms of burnout and toll it takes on your health, whether caring for others in your personal or professional life. 153 Christina St. S., 110 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Saturday, Dec. 8

 

Poultry Show

Sarnia Poultry & Pigeon Club holding a Poultry Show at DeGroot’s Nurseries, 1840 London Line, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free admission, donations welcome. For more, contact Gary at 519-336-5535 or garyhelmet@yahoo.ca, or visit the “Sarnia Poultry Pigeon and Pet Stock Association” Facebook page

 

Hiking

The Lambton Outdoor Club is hiking in the evening around Centennial Park to enjoy the Christmas Lights. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

Christmas Bazaar

St. George’s Ukrainian Catholic Church Christmas Bazaar featuring perogies, cabbage rolls, baking and more. 1055 Rosedale Ave., 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more, call 519-542-9903

 

Christmas Bazaar

Items for sale include artwork, baking, jewelry, home decor, woodworking, handcrafted items, cosmetics and more. Marshall Gowland Manor, 749 Devine St., 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more, call 519-336-3720

 

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

 

Saturday, Jan. 26

 

Twenties Gala

Noelle’s Gift holds a Roarin’ Twenties Gala at the Dante Club, 1330 London Rd., doors open at 5:30 p.m. Riverboat Casino open from 5:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. Includes silent auction, live auction, hors d’oeuvres, and more. $125 per ticket. To register, visit www.noellesgift.ca/events or Noelle’s Gift on Facebook

 

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