Week of March 23

Whats Happening

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, March 23

Lenten Organ Series

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

Tales for Tots

For ages 18 months to 3 years with caregiver. Six-week session. Bright’s Grove Library, 2618 Hamilton Rd., 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-869-2351

Story Hour

For ages 3 to 5 with caregiver. Six-week session. Bright’s Grove Library, 2618 Hamilton Rd., 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-869-2351

Family Story Time

For preschool ages. Six-week session. Mallroad Library, 1362 Lambton Mall Rd., 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-542-2580

Gallery Exhibitions

JNAAG pays tributes to those who have donated art to the gallery’s collection through a series of four exhibitions. This series will present works that have never been presented to the community until now, including Emily Carr, York Wilson, and A.J. Casson. 147 Lochiel St., 12 p.m. to 12 a.m. Until April 23. For more, call 519-336-8127

Pool Session

Familiarize yourself with kayaking in the relative safety of a pool at a Lambton Outdoor Club pool session. A the YMCA on Finch Drive., 7:45 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. Kayaks and PFDs available. Cost $15. To register, visit lambtonoutdoorclub.org

Friday, March 24

Weight Loss Support

Join a registered dietitian and a group in a monthly weight loss support group. Share successes and struggles while learning how to live a healthy lifestyle. Fourth Friday of the month, West Lambton Community Health Centre, 429 Exmouth St., 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. To register, call 519-344-3017, ext. 259

Roast Beef Dinner

Served at Corunna United Church at 6:30 p.m. in support of diabetes research and sponsored by the Bluewater Lions Club of Sarnia. $20 per person. 12 and under eat free. Tickets available from Allan at 519-862-1040, Bev at 519-384-4385 or Marjo at 519-845-1717

Makerspace

Use the Makey Makey for robotics and the DVD converter at Bright’s Grove Library, 2618 Hamilton Rd. Until April 14. For more, call 519-869-2351

Makerspace

Use cubelets and MOSS for robotics at Camlachie Library, 6745 Camlachie Rd. Until April 14. For more, call 519-899-2202

Makerspace

Use the button maker and wacom tablets at Mallroad Library, 1362 Lambton Mall Rd. Until April 14. For more, call 519-542-2580

Makerspace

Use the audio/visual equipment at Point Edward Library, 220 Michigan Ave. Until April 14. For more, call 519-336-3291

Live Music

Sarah Smith takes the stage at Paddy Flaherty’s with special guest Jonny Porter. No cover, 9:30 p.m., 130 Seaway Rd. For more, call 519-336-1999

Saturday, March 25

Film Festival

The Sarnia Justice Film Festival presents The Apology, a film about women who were forced into sexual slavery by the Japanese army during the Second World War. Sarnia Library Theatre, 7 p.m., followed by post-film discussion. Admission free, donations accepted. For more, visit www.Facebook.com/SarniaJusticeFilmFestival

Books & Baking

A book and bake sale will be held at Paterson Memorial Church, 120 Russell St. S., from 9 a.m. till noon in the lower hall. For more, contact Marilyn at mrawson1@cogeco.ca or 519-344-6360

Open Jam Session

At Corunna Legion, 350 Albert St., 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Meat draw at 4 p.m. Wheelchair accessible building. For more, call 519-862-1240

MS Education

Dr. McKenzie, senior consultant neurologise at Trillium Health Centre/Credit Valley Hospital, and Dr. Shirley J. Heinen from Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine will speak about therapy in MS at an educational event at Lambton Public Health, 160 Exmouth St., 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Lunch provided. Pre-register online at www.mssociety.ca/ontario-education or contact Yvonne at 519-332-4015

Leadership Seminar

Guest speakers will encourage individuals to discover servant leadership at “Leading in Love” seminar at St. Giles Presbyterian Church, 770 Lakeshore Rd., 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For adults and youth 12 plus. Cost $20 before March 20, $25 after. Includes lunch. For more, call Suzanne at 519-542-2253 or email stgilespresbyterian@cogeco.net

Live Music

The funk band Five Alarm Funk and rockers The Honeyrunners take the stage at Paddy Flaherty’s. 130 Seaway Rd., 10 p.m. Tickets $15, available at the bar or www.ticketscene.ca. For more, call 519-336-1999

Sunday, March 26

Family Sunday

Create your own postcards using a pastel resist technique. Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, 147 Lochiel St., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Free, suggested donation $5. Children must be accompanied by adult. For more, call 519-336-8127

Author Discussion

Polish-Canadian author Eva Stachniak discusses her latest book “The Chosen Maiden” and her other four books at Sarnia Library, 124 Christina St. S., 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Stachniak will also be at the Queen of Peace Church, 566 Rosedale Ave., 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. where she will present in Polish. For more, call 519-845-3324, ext. 5221

Lunches for Learning

Fundraising Dinner at Grace United Church, 990 Cathcart Blvd., 5 p.m. , includes pork roast with potatoes, drinks and homemade dessert. Cost $15 adults, $7 children ages 13 to 16, free 12 and under. For tickets, visit the church office or call 519 542-1203

Monday, March 27

Horticulturist Justin Nicol will speak about local trees and the benefits and struggles they face in an urban landscape at a free Lambton Wildlife event. All welcome. YMCA Careers and Learning Centre, 660 Oakdale Ave., refreshments and social gathering at 7 p.m., information at 7:30 p.m. For more, visit www.lambtonwildlife.com

Adult Colouring

At West Lambton Community Health Centre, 429 Exmouth St., 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. All supplies provided or bring your own. Free. To register, call 519-344-3017, ext. 259

Herb Society

Lambton County Herb Society discusses herbal therapy and “Make it Useful” during a meeting at Twin Lakes Terrace, 1310 Murphy Rd., 7 p.m. Theme is soap making with herbs. All welcome. For more, call 519-541-9587

Tuesday, March 28

Cooking Class

Learn how to prepare inexpensive and healthy meals at West Lambton Community Health Centre’s “Penny Pinching Pleasers” cooking class. 429 Exmouth St., 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Must register by calling Rebecca at 519-344-3017, ext. 277

Wednesday, March 29

Ham Dinner

Ham and scalloped potato dinner at London Road West United Church, 2092 London Line. Sittings from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., and 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Takeout available. Cost $12 adults, $5 children ages 5 to 12, free for children under 5 years. For tickets, call Susan 519-869-6281

Computer Group

David Burrows will discuss how to create a webcast for the Internet at a meeting of the Sarnia Computer Users Group. Grace United Church, 990 Cathcart Blvd., 7 p.m. For more, call 519-542-1949 or visit www.scug.ca

Home Seller Seminar

Learn how to get ready to list your house. A step-by-step guide to getting it show-ready. EXIT Realty Twin Bridges, 1323 Michigan Ave., 7 p.m. RSVP by emailing Julie@ExitSarnia.com or call 519-542-1000

Thursday, March 30

Lenten Organ Series

Central United Church’s six-week lenten organ series, a 30-minute, Thursday-at-noon performance, continues with Gerald Vreman of Centre Street Baptist, St. Thomas. 12 p.m. 220 George St. All welcome, donation appreciated. For more, call Nancy at 519-869-2017

Artist Talk

Artist Kevin yates will discuss his practice with a special focus on the house sculptures included in the Elusive Utopia exhibition. 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 JNAAG website.

Famous 5

Bridges Global founder Elizabeth Soltis will speak at the Enbridge Famous 5 Speaker Series. Holiday Inn, 1498 Venetian Blvd., registration at 11:30 a.m., lunch and speaker from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. $40 per person, $320 for table of 8. Register by March 26 at www.famou5.ca. For more, email Vicky Ducharme at Famous5sarnialambton@gmail.com

Friday, March 31

Scott Woods Concert

Old Time Fiddle Show featuring Scott Woods, and sister Kendra on twin fiddles, along with all-star band. Camlachie United Church, 6784 Camlachie Rd., 7 p.m. Tickets $25 adults, $10 children. Fully accessible building, light refreshments after concert. For tickets, call 519-899-4720 or 519-869-4103

Cinderella Story

The Cinderella Story of Sarnia-Lambton hosts the 8th annual Prom Dress Boutique over two days at 100 Christina St. Friday, 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Register online at www.cinderellasarnia.org. For more, call 519-864-1161

Meatloaf Dinner

A meatloaf dinner offered at High Park United Church, 1081 Brenchley St., at 5 p.m.. Tickets $10 advance and $12 at the door. For more, call 519-332-7808 or 519-336-5124

Watoto Children’s Choir

Watoto Children’s Choir presents new worship album Signs & Wonders at Bethel Pentecostal Church, 1565 London Line, 7 p.m. The choir is comprised of orphans and other vulnerable children and shares a message of hope for Africa’s orphans and widows. For more, call 519-542-7731

Theatre Sarnia

Opening night of the Theatre Sarnia production of the Alfred Hitchcock whodunit classic The 39 Steps at the Imperial Theatre. 7:30 p.m., 168 Christina St. N. Also on April 1, 5, 6, 7 and 8 at 7:30 p.m., with an April 2 matinee at 2 p.m. For tickets call 519-344-7469 or visit www.imperialtheatre.net.

Live Music

Singer-songwriters Brooklyn Doran and Gillian Nicola perform with special guest saxophonist Al Weiss at Ups N’ Downs, 226 Front St. N., 9 p.m., no cover. For more, call 519-336-0337

Saturday, April 1

Drama Presentation

The one-woman show, Therese: The Story of a Soul, performed at Holy Trinity Catholic School, 60 Lorne Cres., 7:30 p.m. All ages. Admission is a free-will offering. For more, call 519-336-2653

Trivial Pursuit

Central United Church’s 5th annual Trivial Pursuit Night in celebration of April Fool’s Day. 220 George St., doors open at 6:30 p.m., game at 7 p.m. Cost $10, tickets available by calling church office or at the door. Refreshments and door prizes available. For more, call 519-344-4561

Healthy Eating

Rapids Family Health Team offering a four-week eating and lifestyle change group called Healthy Eating and You at 233 Cameron St., Corunna, 9:30 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949. Also available at 1150 Pontiac Dr., 1:30 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949.

Hiking

The Lambton Outdoor Club hosts easy two-hour hike through the Parkhill Conservation Area, with opportunity for pancakes at the Fort Rose Maple Syrup Company in Parkhill. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

Sunday, April 2

Tai Chi Open House

An open house and demonstration of the Taoist Tai Chi arts. Lochiel Kiwanis Centre gym, 180 College Ave. N., 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. For more, call 519-344-0346. Also available April 3 at Camlachie Community Centre, 6767 Camlachie Rd., 7 p.m. For more, call 519-344-0346

Quit Smoking

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

Tuesday, April 4

Sip, Savour and Stylize

Shopping with local vendors, dancing entertainment, apps and wine. Strangway Centre, 260 Eats. St. N., 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. 5 to 7pm. Tickets are $8 for Strangway Centre members, $10 for non-members. For adults 20+. For more, call 519 332 0656

Taste and Learn

Learn about and taste healthier options during stressful times. Free class is offered by Twin Bridges NPLC. 109 Crawford St., 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

Indigenous Court

Justice Deborah.Austin of the Ontario Court of Justice will discuss the Walpole Island First Nation Court and the Sarnia Indigenous Persons Court. Q&A to follow. Free. First Christian Reformed Church, 1105 Exmouth St., 6:30 p.m. Call 519-336-8808 to reserve spot.

Living With Diabetes

Rapids Family Health Team offering a 2-hour group session with general overview on Living well with Diabetes. 1150 Pontiac Dr., 9:30 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949.

Healthy Eating and You

Rapids Family Health Team offering a 4-week healthy eating and lifestyle change group. 233 Cameron St., Corunna, 9:30 a.m. Also available at 1150 Pontiac Dr., Sarnia at 1:30 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949.

Wednesday, April 5

Yoga

Twin Bridges NPLC’s free yoga class is mixed-level and suitable for most, run by certified instructor. Lighthouse Community Church, 152 Parker St., 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Bring your own mat. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

Meditation

Twin Bridges NPLC’s free Meditation & Mindfulness programs gives basic understanding of meditation. Learn practical mindfulness techniques to improve wellness. 109 Crawford St., 12 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. Wednesdays until April 26. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

Coffee and Conversation

The Sarnia branch of the Ontario 55+ Senior Games Association will host the Southwest Ontario Regional Games in August. Reps will be on hand to explain how you can get involved as a volunteer or participant. Mallroad Library, 1362 Lambton Mall Rd., 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-542-2580

Thursday, April 6

Lenten Organ Series

Central United Church’s six-week lenten organ series, a 30-minute, Thursday-at-noon performance, continues with Foster Hill of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian. 12 p.m. 220 George St. All welcome, donation appreciated. For more, call Nancy at 519-869-2017

Caring for Seniors

The Sarnia-Lambton Home Response Collaborative and Sarnia-Lambton Elder Abuse host 4th annual conference “Aging Together: A Community Response.” St. Clair Corporate Centre, 265 Front St. N., 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Topics cover vulnerable seniors, dementia, First Link Support, and more. Tickets $90, available at www.theinnsarnia.ca/tickets. For more, call 519-344-2057, ext. 2174

Friday, April 7

Rummage Sale

At Central United Church, 220 George St., 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Also on Saturday, April 8 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Items for sale include gently-used spring and summer clothing, shoes, dishes, household items, small furniture, tools, book, jewelry and more. Call 519-344-4561

Photo Exhibition

Sarnia Photographic Club’s annual exhibition “Our Canada: Celebrating 150 Years” includes photos of local photographer’s favourite Canada images. Opening reception, Lawrence House Center for The Arts, 127 Christina Street S., 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. On display for month of April.

Live Music

Wild Cards will perform at Cheeky Monkey as part of First Monday festivities, 130 Christina St. N., 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more, call 519-332-0978

Garage Sale

Two-day sale includes summer clothing, shoes, dishes, furniture, tools, books, jewellery, sports goods and plants. Central United Church, 220 George St., 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Also on Saturday, April 8 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. For more, call 519-344-4561

Gentle Yoga

Twin Bridges NPLC’s free yoga class incorporates basic yoga poses and meditation to reduce stress. Lighthouse Community Church, 152 Parker St.,12 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. Fridays until April 28. Bring your own mat. Register at www.tbnplc.com or call 226-776-9030

Chair Yoga

Twin Bridges NPLC’s free class is a gentle yoga sequence using chair. Lighthouse Community Church, 152 Parker St., 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Fridays until April 28. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

Art Show

Gary Roach hosting an exhibition of art he’s produced over the past year. Show held at 100 Christina St. N., 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more, call 519-331-0865

Stress Management

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