Week of December 21

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, Dec. 21

 

Advent Organ Series

Central United church hosts its Advent Organ Series featuring Angus Sinclair of Trivitt Anglican, Exeter. Bring lunch and listen to the sounds of the season. 220 George St., 12 p.m. All welcome. Free will donation appreciated. For more, call 519-344-4561

 

Blue Christmas

 

First Christian Reformed Church holding a Blue Christmas service for those struggling with loneliness and loss. 7 p.m., 1105 Exmouth St., For more, call 519-336-8808 or visit https://sarniafirstcrc.com/contact/

 

Friday, Dec. 22

 

Weight Loss Support

Join a registered dietitian and 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

 

Sunday, Dec. 24

 

Christmas Services

St. Giles Presbyterian holds “A Celtic Christmas” Christmas Eve Day Service, 10:30 a.m., and “The Family Experience” on Christmas Eve, 7 p.m., 770 Lakeshore Rd. For more, call Suzanne at 519-542-2253

 

Christmas Eve

St. Luke’s United Church holding a family Christmas Eve service. Everyone welcome. 7 p.m., 350 Indian Rd. S. For more, call 519-344-1781

 

Tuesday, Dec. 26

 

Free Family Skating

Sarnia Christian School and Sarnia Cabinets present a free family fun day at Clearwater Arena. Free public skate from 12 noon to 1 p.m. and a hockey tournament on both rinks from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Concession stand available in support of the school. For more, contact Gordie at gordie@sarniacabinets.com

 

Monday, Jan. 1

 

New Year’s Run

The Sarnia Roadrunners present a 7-kilometre run at 1 p.m. , staring at the Canatara Park Animal Farm. The cost, $10, includes a finishers’ medal and refreshments.  No advanced registration required.  For more, email sarniaroadrunners@gmail.com

 

Tuesday, Jan. 2

 

Photographic Club

Journalist and photographer Troy Shantz discusses “How Honest are Your Images?” at a Sarnia Photographic Club meeting. Sarnia Library, 124 Christina St. S., social time at 6:30 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m. For more, email sarnia.photographic.club@gmail.com or visit www.sarniaphotoclub.com

 

Wednesday, Jan. 3

 

Wood Carving

New season begins for the Triple C Carvers, who meet 9 a.m. Wednesdays at the Ex Servicemen’s Club in Pt. Edward. Club carves everything from soup to nuts. 503 Michigan Ave. For more, call Brian at 519-542-2617

 

Quit Smoking

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free quit smoking workshop and nicotine replacement therapy program. 1150 Pontiac Dr., 1:30 p.m. Also on Jan. 15 and Jan. 29, 9:30 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Friday, Jan. 5

 

Live Music

Reminiscence playing live in-store at Cheeky Monkey, 130 Christina St. N., 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. as part of First Friday festivities. For more, call 519-332-0978 or 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

 

Monday, Jan. 8

 

Chair Yoga

Twin Bridges NPLC’s free class is a gentle yoga sequence using chairs. Lighthouse Community Church, 152 Parker St., 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Mondays until Feb. 12. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

 

Gentle Yoga

Twin Bridges NPLC’s free class incorporates yoga poses through gentle sequences appropriate for most abilities. Lighthouse Community Church, 152 Parker St., 12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays until Feb. 12. Register at www.tbnplc.com or call 226-776-9030

Living With Diabetes

Rapids Family Health Team’s 2-hour group session provides a general overview of how to live well with diabetes. 1150 Pontiac Dr., 9:30 a.m. Also on Jan. 15, 1:30 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Tuesday, Jan. 9

 

Bridges to Change

Twin Bridges NPLC offering a free four-week program to explore eating patterns and how to build a healthy relationship with food. Facilitated by registered social worker. 109 Crawford St., 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays until Jan. 30. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

 

Bluewater Chordsmen

Visit any Tuesday in January at All Saints Anglican Church, 248 Vidal St. N., 7 p.m. No previous singing experience or ability to read music required. No obligation or expectation for guest to become a Chordsmen member. For more, call David at 519-339-9927

 

Healthy Eating

Rapids Family Health Team’s 4-week 2-hour group session provides a general overview of eating for a healthier you. 1150 Pontiac Dr., 9:30 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Quit Smoking

Rapids Family Health Team offers a free, quit smoking workshop and nicotine replacement therapy program. 233 Cameron St., Corunna, 1:30 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Overcoming Anxiety

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free, 8-week group therapy program to help you overcome anxiety. 1150 Pontiac Dr., 1:30p.m. Ask your physician for a referral. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Wednesday, Jan. 10

 

Women’s Fitness

Twin Bridges NPLC offers a free fitness program including a combination of cardiovascular, strength and flexibility exercises, suitable for most levels. Lighthouse Community Church, 152 Parker St., 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays until Jan. 31. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

 

Yoga

Twin Bridges NPLC offers a free yoga class for adults, mixed-level and suitable for most. Run by certified instructors. Lighthouse Community Church, 152 Parker St., 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Bring your own mat. Wednesdays until Jan. 31. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

Meditation

Twin Bridges NPLC offers a free meditation & mindfulness class. Basic understanding of meditation and practical mindfulness techniques to improve overall wellness. 109 Crawford St., 12 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. Wednesdays until Jan. 31. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

 

Taste & Learn

Twin Bridges NPLC offering a free session including information and resources on setting yourself up for a successful and nutritious 2018. Light food samples included. 109 Crawford St., 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

 

Cooking Class

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free cooking class: “Solutions to Your New Resolutions. ” 1150 Pontiac Dr., 1:30 p.m. Also on Jan. 11, 9:30 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Thursday, Jan. 11

 

StrollerFit

Twin Bridges NPLC holds a free boot camp-style fitness class for moms, with babies in strollers or carriers. Includes combination of cardiovascular, strength and flexibility exercises. Lighthouse Community Church, 152 Parker St., 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Thursdays until Feb. 1. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

 

Healthy Eating

Rapids Family Health Team’s 4-week 2-hour group session provides a general overview of eating for a healthier you. 233 Cameron St., Corunna., 10:00 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Friday, Jan. 12

 

Huge Book Sale

Rotary Club of Sarnia Bluewaterland holding a three-day booksale at Bayside Centre, George Street entrance. Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Books $1 to $2. Sunday, fill your bag for $5. 150 Christina St. N. All proceeds to local and international prjects. For more, call Suzanne at 519-381-6878

 

Diabetes Prevention

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free workshop for people at high risk of developing diabetes. 233 Cameron St., Corunna, 9:30 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949