Week of April 20

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, April 20

Book Roundup

Organization for Literacy collecting gently used books for adults and children. No encyclopedias, textbooks, atlases or religious books. Donations can be brought to Lochiel Kiwanis Community Centre, 180 College Ave. N. For more, call 519-332-4876

Trivia Night

Catch the Ace lottery raffle returns to The Royal Canadian Legion, 286 Front St. N. Thursday night trivia starts at 5:30 p.m. for $2, and the Ace raffle draw at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $2 are sold starting at 5 p.m. Must be present to win. For more, call 519-336-2841

Friday, April 21

Car Seat Clinic

Lambton Public Health and community partners holding a free child car seat clinic. Seats must be installed prior to attending. Parents must bring car seat manual, vehicle manual and child to the clinic. Lambton Public Health, 160 Exmouth St., 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Must register by calling 519-344-2062, ext. 2111

Spring Quarter Auction

Central United Church’s Spring Fling Quarter Auction includes vendors Pampered Chef, OBI Perogies, Origami Owl, Epicure, PartyLite, etc. 220 George St., doors open 6 p.m., auction 7 p.m. Admission $5. For tickets call 519-344-4561

Live Music

The energetic Marwills take the stage at Paddy Flaherty’s. 9:30 p.m., 130 Seaway Rd. No cover. For more, call 519-336-1999

Sisters of Soul

Sue Webber, Fran Schweitzer, Cathy Landeryou, Cheryl MacFarlane and George Webber play gospel, Motown and blues. Lawrence House Centre for the Arts, 127 Christina St. S., 9 p.m. Tickets $10. For more, call 519-337-0507

Saturday, April 22

Film Festival

The Sarnia Justice Film Festival presents Bugs, a film about insects and their potential as a new superfood to feed the world. Sarnia Library Theatre, 7 p.m., followed by post-film discussion. Admission free, donations accepted. For more, visit www.Facebook.com/SarniaJusticeFilmFestival

Paint Nite

At Paint Nite, an artist gives step-by-step instructions to create a painting. 19+ event, cash bar and menu available. Station Music Hall, 505 Campbell St. Mingle 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., event 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets $45, portion of sales going to Boys & Girls Club. Register at www.paintnite.com/events/_1166242

Aquarium Society Auction

The Spring Auction of the Sarnia Aquarium Society will be held at Sarnia Christian School, 1273 Exmouth St. Doors open at 9:30 a.m., auction at 11 a.m. Enter via gym entrance off Exmouth. Auction includes thousands of fish, aquariums, live plants, tank supplies, literature, and more. For more, call Jack at 519-542-8282 or Wayne at 519-674-3192

Spring Flea Market

Includes crafts, garage sale items, clothes, woodworking, local vendors, jewelry and more. Strangway Centre, 260 East St. N., 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free admission. For more, call 519-332-0656

Soup and Dance

St. Thomas Catholic Parish hosting an evening of Latin dance lessons and tasty soup. At St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, 895 Champlain Rd., 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Also on June 17, Sept. 23 and Nov. 25. Cash bar. $20 per person. Proceeds to St. Thomas Aquinas Refugee Program and St. Joseph Shelter in Bukavu. For more, call 519-312-2025
Record Store Day

Celebrate music and the people who create it and sell it at 10th annual International Record Store Day. Cheeky Monkey, 130 Christina St. N., 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Includes draws, giveaways and live music by Blackmore & Blackmore. For more, call 519-332-0978

Love Legacy

Love Legacy fundraiser to raise funds for L’Ecole D’Union, a school in the impoverished town of Calvaire, Haiti. Dante Club, 1330 London Rd., 8 p.m. Includes entertainment, dancing, games, prizes, silent auction, food and drinks. Cost $10 advance, $15 at door. For tickets, call/text 519-328-4859 or 519-339-9985, or buy at Sharky’s, Dante Club or DeShane Chiropractic.

Electronic Recycling

École secondaire Franco-Jeunesse collecting used electronics (computers, telephones, TVs, etc.) at 1103 Michigan Ave., 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Also on April 23. If you can’t drop off, arrange for pick up by calling 519-542-5970 or 519-857-4932 or email francojeunesse@csviamonde.ca

Basement Sale

At St. Luke’s United Church, including household items, books, linens, odds and ends. No clothing. Hot dogs and coffee available., 350 Indian Rd. S., 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. For more, call 519-344-1781

Daffodil Dip

Join the fight against cancer with a first dip in the lake. 980 Riding Club Lane, registration at 10 a.m., dip at 11 a.m., food and entertainment until 2 p.m. Participants encouraged to raise $100. No age limit. Registration fee pre-event $40, $60 on event day, $120 for family of 4 pre-event, $200 event day. For more, call 519-332-0042

Live Music

Alternative country band Sunparlour Players take the stage at Paddy Flaherty’s, with songwriter Andrew Penner on vocals, guitar, banjo, percussion and more, and Michael Rosenthal on drums, glockenspiel, banjo, keyboards and bass. 130 Seaway Rd., 10 p.m. No Cover. For more, call 519-336-1999

Smart Serve Training

Offered by Lambton Public Health. Must be 18 or turning 18 in 2017. ID required., 160 Exmouth St., 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Also on Wednesday, April 26, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Cost $25. Must pre-register by calling 519-383-8331 ext. 3526 or ext. 3537, or 1-800-667-1839 or visit www.lambtonhealth.on.ca

Fishing Derby

Bluewater Anglers’ Club spring derby for both shore and boat anglers. Cost $10 for non-members. Tickets available at the Outdoorsmen and Bucks Bait until 5:30, April 21. For rules and prizes, visit www.bluewateranglers.com

‘50s & ‘60s Dance

“Back to the Hop Dance” featuring Wolfeman DJ at the Moose Lodge, 874 Philip St., starting at 8 p.m. Twist and jive contest for prizes. Admission $8 at door. For more, call 519-433-2579

Sunday, April 23

Breakfast and Meat Raffle

Pancakes, sausage, bacon, ham, eggs, and more. St. Joseph’s Parish on Lyndoch Street, Corunna, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost $8 adults, $4 children 6 to 12, free under 6. Take out orders available after 8:30 a.m. For more, call 519-862-1213, ext. 28

Family Sunday

Help local wildlife and add artistic flare to your family’s trees by making an abstract Cheerio bird feeder at Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery’s Family Sunday. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 147 Lochiel St., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Free, suggested donation of $5 per family. For more, call 519-336-8127

Jazz Classics

Riverview Jazz Trio returns to the Lawrence House to perform acoustic instrumental jazz including swing, bebop, blues and soul. 127 Christina St. S., 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets $10. For more, call 519-337-0507

Youth Challenge

Sarnia Gives hosts the Change The World: Ontario Youth Volunteer Challenge. The challenge runs till June 3 and is is an opportunity for students age 14 to 18 years to gain volunteer hours at events in Sarnia-Lambton. For more visit www.ctwsarnia.com or email info@sarniagives.com

Roller Skating

Public rolling skating for ages 18+ at Clearwater Arena, 1400 Wellington St., 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Admission $7 per person. Rentals available for $3. Also on April 30. For more, call Brad at 519-384-0612, email sqshmn@gmail.com or visit “Roller skating in Sarnia” Facebook page.

Monday, April 24

Music Festival

The 88th Lambton County Music Festival runs April 24 to May 4 featuring solos, ensembles, choirs and bands. Performances held at a variety of venues from Sarnia Library to schools and churches. Admission free, donations accepted. Event listings in a program available for $3 at van Goozen Music, 115 South Mitton St.

Tuesday, April 25

Handweavers Guild

Learn about the ancient art of loom weaving and yarn spinning with the Sarnia Handweavers and Spinners Guild. St. Luke’s United Church, 350 Indian Rd. S., 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. All welcome, bring your own lunch. For more, call Dorothy after 6 p.m. at 519-336-3737 or email dcarr6@cogeco.ca

Wednesday, April 26

Income Tax Clinic

Free Community Volunteer Income Tax Clinic for persons with low income is being held at the Corunna Library, 417 Lyndoch St., 2:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. For more, visit www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/ndvdls/vlntr/clncs/menu-eng.html

Computer Group

Paul West from Bluewater Regional Networks will talk about the Sarnia Lambton Global Smart 21 Award and initiatives happening across the region at meeting of the Sarnia Computer Users Group. Grace United Church, 7 p.m. For more, call 519-542-1949 or visit www.scug.ca

Thursday, April 27

Mental Health Luncheon

Guest speakers from Rebound and Goodwill Industries will share insights at a mental health luncheon organized by Safe Communities Sarnia-Lambton. 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. At Royal Canadian Legion, 286 Front St. N. Silent auction. Tickets, $20, including lunch, available at Goodwill, Rebound and www.Eventbrite.ca For more, call Dante at 519-312-3865

Artist Talk

Mary Abma speaks about the Ash Tree Memorial Project and how she translated her passion for the dead trees into a community collaborative performance art piece. Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, 147 Lochiel St., 7 p.m. Free, give what you can. To register, call 519-336-8127, ext. 3226 or visit website.

Friday, April 28

Beginning Experience

Beginning Experience organization holding a weekend retreat for people coping with grief from loss of relationship due to separation, divorce, or widowhood. April 28-30. For more, call 519-331-8859 or visit www.sarniabeginningexperience.org

Gallery PD Day

Spend the PD Day making unique crafts to share with friends and family at Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, 147 Lochiel St. Drop off 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., pick up 4:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Pack nut-free lunch. Cost $70 per child. To register, call 519-336-8127, ext. 3226 or visit website.

Performance Art

Join local artist Mary Abma in the Ash Tree Memorial Trail Performance at Canatara Park. Walk the trail, leave birdseed offerings and use QR codes to view each tree’s memorial page. Visit JNAAG where artifacts made in commemoration of trees will be displayed. 10 a.m. Free, give what you can. Also on April 29. For more, call 519-336-8127

Live Music

Nashville artist David Olney join Ottawa’s Brock Zeman and Blair Hogan onstage at Paddy Faherty’s No cover. 130 Seaway Rd., 9:30 p.m. For more, call 519-336-1999

Live Music

The Fat Catz return to the Lawrence House with their fusion of blues, jazz, rock and Latin fusion. 127 Christina St. S., 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets $10. For more, call 519-337-0507.

Day of Mourning

Event to remember workers hurt of killed on the job. Canadian Unions unite in call to Remember Westray – Enforce the Law, in honour of miners killed in the 1992 Westray coal mine explosion. At Firefighter Memorial Garden, Clifford Hansen Fire Station, 240 East St. N., 6 p.m. For more, call John Millholland at 519-542-2375

Saturday, April 29

Biker Blessing & Breakfast

A blessing and breakfast buffet to kick off the riding season. At Parkway Church, 551 Murray Dr., Corunna, 10 a.m. All welcome. Includes door prizes. Donations of canned goods be collected for NeighbourLink. Cost $10. For more, call Janice at 519-332-5875 or visit www.facebook.com/events/371894763167663

Open Jam

Musical jam session at the Corunna Legion, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., with a meat draw at 4 p.m. Wheelchair accessible. 350 Albert St., For more, call 519-862-1240

Chicken Dinner

Courtright United Church’s chicken dinner fundraiser at Courtright Silverdome on Third Street, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Three pieces of broasted “spring” chicken. Tickets $18. For more, call Alison at 519-383-1157 or Jill at 519-491-5510

Spring Dinner-Dance

Fundraiser at Lady of Mercy Parish Hall, 390 Christina St. N., 6:30 p.m. to 12 a.m. Music, dancing, cash bar, gift basket raffle, door prizes and more. Three-course Italian dinner. Semi-formal attire. Tickets $40, earlybird tickets $35, for sale at Sacred Heart, St. Michael and St. Ben’s churches. For more, call 519-336-2653

Live Music

Peterborough’s Melissa Payne and band take the stage at Paddy Flaherty’s. No cover. 130 Seaway Rd., 9:30 p.m. For more, call 519-336-1999

Sunday, April 30

Museum Mural

Deadline for submission by artists to create an outdoor mural at the Moore Museum, to enhance the appearance and foster community heritage. Details available at 519-867-2020.

Chordsmen Show

Sarnia Bluewater Chordsmen present their annual show at the Imperial Theatre, 168 Christina St. N., 2 p.m. Chordsmen and smaller ensembles featured with guests from Lambton Youth Choir. Tickets at theatre box office. Proceeds to local charities. For more, call 519-339-9927

Family Sunday

Make pinatas in honour of Cinco de Mayo, a celebration of Mexican culture and rich diversity in community. Children must be accompanied by adult. Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, 147 Lochiel St., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Free, suggested donation of $5 per family. For more, call 519-336-8127

Turkey Dinner

Lunches for Learning fundraising dinner includes turkey with potatoes, stuffing, gravy, cranberries, squash casserole, vegetables and homemade desserts. Grace United Church, 990 Cathcart Blvd., 5 p.m. Tickets, $15 adults, $7 children 13-16, free under 12, at the church or call 519 542-1203

Tea Party Fundraiser

Mad Hatter’s Tea Party hosted by BrewBakers Coffee & Tea and St. Joseph’s Hospice. Tea with lunch, cakes, silent auction, hat contests and live entertainment. Gourmet Cafe, 1086 Modeland Rd., 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tickets, $45, at the hospice or by calling Lesley at 519-337-0537, or email lcoene@sjhospice.ca