Week of March 1

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Thursday, March 1

Lenten Organ Series

Central United Church’s six-week lenten organ series, a 30-minute, Thursday-at-noon performance features London’s Terry Head on organ and Ken Baldwin on trumpet. 12 p.m. 220 George St. All welcome, donation appreciated. For more, call Nancy at 519-869-2017

Great Lakes Revue

Three-day annual variety show performed by the students of Great Lakes Secondary. At 275 Wellington St., 7:30 p.m. General admission seating. Cost $10 in advance, $12 at door. Also on March 2 and 3. For more, call 519-336-6131

Paint it Forward

Local artist Cat Cabajar guides participants through painting session, in support of Sacred Heart School’s Muskoka Woods trip. Point Edward Ex-Servicemen’s Association, 503 Michigan Ave., 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Cost $50, reservations made by pre-payment. For more and reservations, visit the Facebook page or email tpcpaintparty@gmail.com

Friday, March 2

World Prayer Day

Seven downtown churches participating in the World Day of Prayer, with a service written by the women of Suriname. 2 p.m., St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 261 Christina St. N. All welcome, followed by refreshments. For more, call 519-332-2662

Live Music

The Four Barrel Blues Band will perform at Cheeky Monkey as part of the First Friday cultural walkabout. 130 Christina St. N., 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more, call 519-332-0978

Stress Management

Rapids Family Health Team offering free stress management seminar. 233 Cameron St., Corunna, 9:30 a.m. Also at 1150 Pontiac Dr., 9:30 a.m. on March 9. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

Gallery First Friday

During First Friday visit Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery’s newest exhibition, “Un-censored – Tom Hodgson: the drawing room,” a relic of the Canadian art scene. 147 Lochiel St., 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Free. For more, call 519-336-8127

Saturday, March 3

Bowl for Kids’

Big Brothers Big Sisters seeks teams to participate in Bowl for Kids’ Sake Fundraiser at Hi-Way Bowl. Featuring a 90’s theme. Teams can be 4-6 individuals, cost to enter is a minimum of $500 in pledges. Multiple prize opportunities. For more, contact Jackie.Vandenbroek@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca or 519-336-0460.

Sunday, March 4

Bowl for a Cure

Join in the Sarnia Bowl for a Cure, with a sponsorship or donation in support of those impacted by Huntington disease. Marcin Bowl, 609 Helena St., 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. $30 per person 18+, $15 per person 9-17, free for children 8 and under. For more information, visit www.hscevents.ca/SarniaBowl

Family Sunday

Work together on a large, temporary mural at the Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery. Free, suggested $5 donation per family. Children must be accompanied by adult. 147 Lochiel St., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. For more, call 519-336-8127

Monday, March 5

Meditation

Free meditation program to increase self-esteem, improve concentration and reduce stress and anxiety. West Lambton Community Health Centre, 429 Exmouth St., Mondays at 10:30 a.m. or Tuesdays at 6 p.m. For more, call 519-344-3017 ext. 237

Low Impact Exercise

West Lambton Community Health Centre’s low impact exercise classes at Central United Church, 220 George St., 9 a.m. to 10 a.m, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Also at Living Hope Christian Reformed Church, 1281 Exmouth St., 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., Mondays and Thursdays. Register at first class. For more, call 519-344-3017, ext. 259

Chair Yoga

Gentle yoga sequence using chairs for additional support. Classes offered by Twin Bridges NPLC, free. Lighthouse Community Church, 152 Parker St., 9:30 a.m. or 11 a.m. Mondays until March 26. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

Gentle Yoga

Incorporates basic yoga poses through gentle sequences appropriate for most abilities. Classes offered by Twin Bridges NPLC, free. Lighthouse Community Church, 152 Parker St., 12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays until March 26. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

Tuesday, March 6

Photographic Club

Paul Sorensen, photographer and owner of Market Visuals, presents “Standing Out Above the Crowd” at a meeting of the Sarnia Photographic Club. Sarnia Library Theatre, 124 Christina St. S., social time 6:30 p.m, meeting 7 p.m. For more, email sarnia.photographic.club@gmail.com or visit www.sarniaphotoclub.com

Low Impact Exercise

West Lambton Community Health Centre’s Low Impact Exercise classes at St. Luke’s United Church, 350 Indian Rd., 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Also at High Park United Church, 1081 Brenchley Ave., 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Register at first class. For more, call 519-344-3017, ext. 259

Quit Smoking

Rapids Family Health Team offers free quit smoking workshop and nicotine replacement therapy program. 233 Cameron St., Corunna, 1:30 p.m. Also at 1150 Pontiac Dr., 1:30 p.m. on March 6, 15, and 26. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

Wednesday, March 7

Percussion Quartet

Sarnia Concert Association presents percussion quartet TorQ featuring music and humour. Imperial Theatre, 168 Christina St. N., 7:30 p.m. Tickets $40 adults, $25 students, available at box office. For more, call 519-332-6591

Happiness 101

Rapids Family Health Team offering free 4-week course on how to increase overall happiness. 233 Cameron St., Corunna, 9:30 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

Art & Ideas Talk

Lorenzo Buj, professor of art criticism and contemporary art history, speaks on the iconography of stress and suffering in canonical Western art, with a view to the male physique. Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, 147 Lochiel St., 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Free, give what you can. To register, call 519-336-8127 ext. 3226

Women’s Fitness

Free fitness program offered by Twin Bridges NPLC includes cardiovascular, strength and flexibility exercises suitable for most levels. Lighthouse Community Church, 152 Parker St., 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays until March 28. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

Yoga

Mixed-level class, suitable for most adults. Classes offered by Twin Bridges NPLC, free. Lighthouse Community Church, 152 Parker St., 5:40 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Bring your own mat. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

Thursday, March 8

Women’s Day Celebration

Sexual Assault Survivors’ Centre celebrates International Women’s Day and honours women in our community at St. Clair Corporate Building, 265 Front St. N., 5:30 p.m. Includes a DJ, dancing, silent auction, food, cash bar and prizes. Tickets $30 at Sexual Assault Survivors’ Centre. For more, call 519-337-3154

Lenten Organ Series

Central United Church’s six-week lenten organ series, a 30-minute, Thursday-at-noon performance features David Greenslade of London. 12 p.m. 220 George St. All welcome, donation appreciated. For more, call Nancy at 519-869-2017

Art Pod

A new program inviting youth ages 9-16 with special needs and an interest in fine arts to explore art mediums. Session 1 focuses on graffiti. Tear and arrange paper to create a unified colour scheme. Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, 147 Lochiel St., 5 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. Materials included. To register, call 519-336-8127, ext. 3226

Red Dot Tour

A 15-minute Red Dot Tour of Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery’s current exhibitions. Free, give what you can. 147 Lochiel St., 7 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. For more, call 519-336-8127

Meditation

Program designed to offer basic understanding of meditation and learn practical mindfulness techniques to improve overall wellness. Offered by Twin Bridges NPLC, free. 109 Crawford St., 12 p.m. or 1:15 p.m. Thursdays until March 29. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

StrollerFit

A boot camp-style fitness class for moms and babies in strollers or carriers. Includes combination of cardiovascular, strength and flexibility exercises. Run by Twin Bridges NPLC, free. Lighthouse Community Church, 152 Parker St., 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Thursdays until March 29. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

Friday, March 9

Palestinian Meal

A Palestinian meal will be served at Central United Church, 220 George St., 5:30 p.m. Fundraiser for a Palestinian widow and her children. Cost, $25 adults, $15 children 12 and under. For tickets and information, call 519-344-4561

Souper Lunch

Prepare two nutritious soups at West Lambton Community Health Centre’s “Souper Lunch Friday.” Bring own containers to take 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

Live Music Cafe

Katherine Yap is the musical guest with Sisters Of Soul host at Foursquare Church, 207 Talfourd St., 7:30 pm. Donations welcomed. For more, contact Fran at 1voice2sing@gmail.com

Saturday, March 10

March of Dimes

March of Dimes Day fundraising event including a chili sale, bake sale, raffle table with prizes from local businesses, and live music. 993 Maxwell St., 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more, email paulinejanzen@hotmail.com

Hike

Lambton Outdoor Club hike on the Howard Watson Trail, from tennis courts on Cathcart to Tim’s in Bright’s Grove and return. There will be a lunch break. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

Documentary

Sexual Assault Survivors’ Centre screening the documentary “Girl Up,” directed by former Sarnian Shreya Patel, about domestic human trafficking in Toronto. Brief discussion panel after film. Sarnia Library, 124 Christina St. S., 6:30 p.m. Free with donation for Sarnia-Lambton Committee Against the Trafficking of Women and Children. For more, call 519-337-3154

Guided Gallery Tour

Free guided tour of Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery’s current exhibitions. This tour’s theme is “What’s My Line?” Free, give what you can. 147 Lochiel St., 1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. To register, call 519-336-8127, ext. 3226

Mixed Darts

The Mel Wilkinson Memorial Mixed Darts Tournament includes Men’s Doubles, Ladies’ Doubles and Mixed Doubles. Corunna Legion, 350 Albert St., registration 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., play at 12 p.m. $5 per event, monies returned in prizes. Food available. Accessible building. For more, call 519-862-1240

Sunday, March 11

Family Sunday

Play a game turning abstract shapes into familiar objects and characters from your imagination at the Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery. Free, suggested $5 donation per family. Children must be accompanied by adult. 147 Lochiel St., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. For more, call 519-336-8127

Gallery in the Grove

Opening Reception of “Nature’s Portraits and Landscapes – Four Points of View” featuring Jack Keefe, Rozanne Leystra, Della Fellows and Diane Nelles. Meet the artists from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Wildwood Park, 2618 Hamilton Rd. For more, visit www.galleryinthegrove.com or visit the Facebook page

Monday, March 12

Community Skate

Join MPP Bob Bailey for a free community skate at Progressive Auto Sales Arena, 1455 London Rd., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. For more, call 519-337-0051

Cooking Class

Rapids Family Health Team offering free cooking class, “Budget Bites.” 1150 Pontiac Dr., 5:30 p.m. Also on March 13, 1:30 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

Family Fun Day

EXIT Sarnia hosts a Family Fun Day featuring magician Jayden the Jester and Kira’s Enchanted Princess Parties. Sarnia Library, 124 Christina St. S., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Free with donation to EXIT’s Habitat for Humanity team. For more, visit www.ExitSarnia.com or call 519-542-1000

Tuesday, March 13

Genealogy

Jane Teskey will discuss new websites and learning how to use record sides, while Alan Campbell will discuss land property record websites 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

Gallery March Break

Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery holds free specialized session for students ages 16-18 developing art portfolios for college art programs. Students learn what to expect from college art programs. Includes Q&A session and drawing exercises with Kelly Wallace. Bring a lunch. 147 Lochiel St., 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. To register, call 519-336-8127, ext. 3226

Wednesday, March 14

Gallery March Break

Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery holds free specialized session for students ages 16-18 developing art portfolios for university art programs. Includes artist talk, roundtable discussion, Q&A, portfolio interview practice, and opportunity to have your portfolio reviewed. Bring a lunch. 147 Lochiel St., 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. To register, call 519-336-8127, ext. 3226

Green Drinks

An informal gathering featuring coastal technologist Tineasha Brenot leading a discussion on the Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation. Free. 100 Christina St. N., open 6:30 p.m., discussion at 7 p.m. For more, contact greendrinkssarnia@outlook.com