Week of December 7

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Thursday, Dec. 7

Art & Ideas Talk

War artist and soldier Scott Waters to discuss his experiences as a participant in the war artist program and service with the Canadian Armed Forces. Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, 147 Lochiel St., 7 p.m. Cost $20 plus tax. Must pre-register by calling 519-336-8127

Organ Series

Central United church hosts its Advent Organ Series, featuring Richard Heinzle of All Saints Catholic Church, Etobicoke. 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

Memorial Service

Bethel Church holding a Community Christmas Memorial Service, with soloist Rodney Hamilton. Those who contact the office by Dec. 4 receive a free ornament to honour loved one. 1565 London Line, 7 p.m. For more, call 519-542-7731

Sleep Happy

Learn about the myths of sleeping, why people have sleeping problems, common sleep problems and disorders, why sleep is important, strategies and tips to improve sleep, and more at West Lambton Community Health Centre’s free Sleep Workshop. 429 Exmouth St., 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. To register, call To register, 519-344-3017, ext. 237

Pastafest

Fundraising dinner for Give a Kid a Christmas includes focaccia, penne pasta, meatballs, salad and dessert. Dante Club, 1330 London Rd., 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. $20 adults, $10 children. Take out available. For more, call 519-542-9311

Art & Ideas Talk

Scott Waters to speak on the history of Canadian Forces artists program, his experience as an active war artist and deployed soldier, and current role on advisory and selections committee. Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, 147 Lochiel St., 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. $20 non-members. Must register by calling 519-336-8127, ext. 3226

Friday, Dec. 8

Live Music

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

Live Music Cafe

Live Music Cafe featuring George Ayers, with hosts Sisters of Soul. Foursquare Church, 207 Talfourd St., 7:30 p.m. Donations welcome. For more, email Fran at 1voice2sing@gmail.com

Christmas Bazaar

Marshall Gowland Manor holds its annual Christmas Bazaar. Items for sale include art work, baking, jewelry, home décor, woodworking, handcrafted items, cosmetics, and more. 749 Devine St., 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more, call Jane at 519-845-0809, ext. 5412

Children’s Evening

Free evening for children ages JK to Grade 5 at Trinity Anglican Church, 1194 Murphy Rd., 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Includes games, crafts, storytelling, songs, snacks and surprises. No pre-registration required. For more, call 519-542-9261

Nativity Walk

Browse over 200 nativity sets at the two-day Nativity Walk, with refreshments and live Christmas music. No charge, donations for St. Joseph’s Hospice appreciated. First Christian Reformed Church, 1105 Exmouth St., 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Also on Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with the Phoenix Concert Band performing Christmas selections at 11 a.m. For more, call 519-336-8808

Souper Lunch

Prepare two nutritious soups at West Lambton Community Health’s “Souper Lunch Friday”. Bring your own containers to bring soup home. St. Luke’s United Church, 350 Indian Rd. S., 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Free. For more, call 519-344-3017, ext. 237

Saturday, Dec. 9

Christmas Sale

Grace United Church holds its Last Chance Christmas Sale, including vendors, silent auction, tea room, and hot lunch. 990 Cathcart Blvd., 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. $2 admission adults, free for children 12 and under. For more, contact Pauline at kferguson25@cogeco.ca or call 519-542-1203

Meet and Greet

Sarnia-Lambton MPP Bob Bailey & Sarnia-Lambton MP Marilyn Gladu will host their annual Christmas Meet & Greet. Join for a coffee and a Christmas treat. Lambton Mall ,in front of the Sears entrance, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. For more, call 519-337-0051

Chicken Show

The Sarnia Poultry & Pigeon Club is hosting a Chicken Show at DeGroot’s Nurseries, 1840 London Line, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free, open to public. For more, contact Gary at 519-336-5535 or gaparsons@hotmail.com

Bake and Craft Sale

Annual bake and craft sale at Corunna Legion, 350 Albert St., 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Proceeds to the Fred Victor Centre for Homeless Veterans. All welcome, wheelchair accessible. For more, call 519-862-1240

Dart Tournament

Alf Hughes Memorial Mixed Dart Tournament at Corunna Legion, 350 Albert St., registration from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., play at 12 noon. $5 per event, all monies returned as prizes. Food available. Wheelchair accessible. For more, call 519-862-1240

Christmas Turkey Raffle

Corunna Legion, 350 Albert St., Starts 3 p.m., no set end time. All welcome, wheelchair accessible. Food available. For more, call 519-862-1240

Calligraphy

Janet Leonard will teach a calligraphy class for beginners at Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, 147 Lochiel St., 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Participants learn the alphabet, decorative motifs and borders, and create postcards to be mailed to the troops. $45 non-members. Lunch included. Must register by calling 519-336-8127, ext. 3226

Christmas Bazaar

Jingle Bell Christmas Bazaar and Craft Sale at the Sarnia Legion, 286 Front. St. N., 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free admission with any food, toy, etc. for the Sarnia Humane Society. For more, call 519-491-6519

Sunday, Dec. 10

Concert Series

Dave Thomas plays a variety of his favourite rock and pop songs from the ‘70s and ‘80s. 127 Christina St. S., 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets available at www.lawrencehouse.ca for $10. For more, call 519-337-0507

Christmas Carol Sing

Sursum Corda Christian Male Chorus presents a Community Christmas Carol Sing at First Christian Reformed Church, 1105 Exmouth St., 6:30 p.m. Free admission. All invited. For more, call Bert at 519-312-7727

Dave Thomas Concert

Dave Thomas will play a variety of his favourite piano-based rock and pop songs from the ‘70s and ‘80s. Supported by a Lambton Creative County Fund grant. Lawrence House Centre for the Arts, 127 Christina St. S. Tickets $10 at the door or online at lawrencehouse.ca

Tuesday, Dec. 12

Genealogy

The Lambton County Branch of Ontario Genealogical Society Christmas meeting at LDS Church, 1400 Murphy Rd., 7:30 p.m. Free, all welcome to attend. Topic: “What is Your Latest Find in 2017” and discussion of Christmas memories. For more, call 519-383-0468 or email jdlk@bell.net

Wednesday, Dec. 13

Quit Smoking

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

Cooking Class

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free cooking class “Healthy Holiday Baking”. 437 Colborne Rd., Corunna, 10 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

Thursday, Dec. 14

Advent Organ Series

Central United church hosts its Advent Organ Series featuring David Troiano of St. Clare of Montefalco, Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan. 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

Diabetes Prevention

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free workshop for people at high risk of developing diabetes. 1150 Pontiac Dr., 9:30 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

Whittling Workshop

The fundamentals of wood whittling with local experts from Triple “C” Carvers, at Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery. 147 Lochiel St., 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. $45 non-members. Wine and materials included. Must register by calling 519-336-8127, ext. 3226

Holiday Stairclimb

United Way of Sarnia-Lambton and Drewlo Holdings holding an inaugural Stairclimb for the Holidays. Teams and individuals walk up and down a maximum of 38 flights of stairs at the Marina Park Place Apartments, 1285 Sandy Lane, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Pledge form and waivers available at www.theunitedway.on.ca or by calling 519-336-5452

Friday, Dec. 15

A Christmas Story

Theatre Sarnia presents the holiday classis, “A Christmas Story,” but with a musical twist. Imperial Theatre, 168 Christina St. N., 7:30 p.m., Dec. 15, 16, 18-22. Also on Dec. 17 and 23 at 2 p.m. For tickets, visit www.imperialtheatre.net or call 519-332-6591 

Saturday, Dec. 16

Festive Celebration

Grace United Church holds a Festive Celebration at the Sarnia Yacht Club, 1220 Fort St., Point Edward, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Social and cash bar, three-course roast pork dinner with table service. Entertainment by Redline. Casual dress. All welcome. Tickets $35, available through church office. For more, call 519 542-1203

Art of Writing

Kara Ghobhainn Smith helps develop a mindset to stimulate writing skills, and pen a letter to deployed troops or a veteran. Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, 147 Lochiel St., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. $45 for non-members. Lunch included. Must register by calling 519-336-8127 ext. 3226

Gallery Tour

Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery guided tour of the exhibition “Witness – Canadian Art of the First World War” and “Lambton at War.” Tours include music, poetry and storytelling. Free, give what you can. Must register. 147 Lochiel St., 1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. For more, call 519-336-8127 or visit gallery website

Bake Sale

Bake sale at the Sarnia Legion, 286 Front St. N., 3:30 p.m. Meat raffles at 4 p.m. For more, call 519-336-2841

Sunday, Dec. 17

New Year’s Party

Last day to buy tickets for the Polish Hall’s New Year’s Eve event. Includes midnight toast, snacks, party favours, and a DJ until 1:30 a.m. Semi-formal dress. 173 Exmouth St., Dec. 31, cocktails at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. Tickets $55, available by calling 519-337-5708, Stan 519-542-6142, Helen 519-312-9024 or Krystyna 519-337-4217

Candlelight Service

At Central Baptist Church, with a choir, flute, bells and reception to follow. 7 p.m., 391 London Rd. For more, call 519-344-1381.