Week of March 29

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 29

Art & Ideas Talk

Kate Wilson discusses the process of developing site-specific studies transformed into wall drawings and how the work responds to architecture and light. 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

Potluck Supper

Maundy Thursday potluck supper at Central United Church, 220 George St., 5:30 p.m. Followed by informal worship service, communion and hand-washing ceremony. All welcome. For more, call 519-344-4561

Teen Photo Contest

Sarnia Library invites teens ages 12 to18 to participate in the 9th annual contest. Up to three photos, 4×6, 5×8, or 8×10 can be dropped off at Sarnia Library until from May 2 to May 30. Theme is Lambton’s parks and waterways. Public invited to vote on photos May 30-June 22. For more, call 519-337-3291

Research Day

Lambton College’s annual Research Day showcasing applied research and course-based projects in the college and community. See exhibits and speak with students. Lambton College Event Centre, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free pizza and prizes. Pre-registration encouraged, drop-in guests welcome. For more, visit www.eventbrite.ca/e/research-day-2018-tickets-42987255037?aff=es2

Friday, March 30

Good Friday Cantata

St. Andrew’s Choir & Friends present J.H. Maunders’ “Olivet to Calvary” for Good Friday. Featuring soloists Malcolm Heaton, John Worthington and Mary Abma. Reception follows. Freewill offering accepted. 261 Christina St. N., 7:30 p.m. For more, call 519-332-2662

Pickerel Dinner

St. Joseph/St. Charles Catholic Parish hosting a pickerel dinner. 346 Beresford St., Corunna, first seating 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., second from 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. Takeout available. Advance tickets only, $20 each, $10 children 10 and under. For more, call Butch 519-336-6858, Nancy 519-481-0337, or Jay 519-862-3741

Sunday, April 1

Family Sunday

Create illusions with optical illusion art 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. Free Family Red Tour at 1:45 p.m. For more, call 519-336-8127

Makerspace

A number of instructional workshops for ages 10 to adult are available on the laser cutter, sewing machine, 3D printer, silhouette die-cutter, book binder and button maker. Library card required. Programs for children also available. Sarnia Library, 124 Christina St. S. To pre-register, contact

makerspace@county-lambton.on.ca or 519-337-3291

Monday, April 2

Meditation

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. Free. For more, call 519-344-3017

Tuesday, April 3

Hike

Lambton Outdoor Club evening hike at the Wawanosh Wetlands. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

Baby Food

Learn about signs of baby readiness, feeding schedules and tips, healthy meals and snack ideas. West Lambton Community Health Centre, 429 Exmouth St., 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. To register, 519-344-3017, ext. 259

Photography

Evelyn Buchner will “Ramblings,” a tour of rural backroads in Ontario as well as nature photography from Algonquin Park and Lambton County. Sarnia Photographic Club. Sarnia Library, 124 Christina St. S., 6:30 p.m. For more, email sarnia.photographic.club@gmail.com or visit www.sarniaphotoclub.com

Wednesday, April 4

Taste & Learn

Learn ways to use food for cancer prevention and to strengthen overall health and wellbeing. Light food samples included. Offered by Twin Bridges NPLC. Free. 109 Crawford St., 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

Women’s Fitness

Free fitness program offered by Twin Bridges NPLC combining cardiovascular, strength and flexibility exercises. Suitable for most levels. Lighthouse Community Church, 152 Parker St., 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays until April 25. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

Yoga

Mixed-level class for adults, suitable for most. Offered by Twin Bridges NPLC, free. Bring your own mat. Lighthouse Community Church, 152 Parker St., 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays until April 25. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

Classical Music

The Sarnia Concert Association presents pianist Philip Chiu at the Imperial Theatre, 168 Christina St. N., 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $40 adults, $25 students, available at the box office. For more, call 519-344-7469

Income Tax Clinic

The Community Volunteer Income Tax Clinic held at the Sarnia Library, 124 Christina St. S., 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Open to all with low income. Also on April 7 and 11. For more, visit www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/ndvdls/vlntr/clncs/sarnia-on-eng.html

Master Your Health

Learn to take control of your health, build confidence and deal with challenges of living with chronic disease. NLCHC Cardio-Pulmonary Rehabilitation Office, 460 Christina St. N., 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays until May 9. To register, call 519-491-2123

Stress Management

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free stress management seminar. 233 Cameron St., Corunna, 9:30 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-336-8949

Basset Hounds

Play dates for basset hounds, basset mixtures and basset wannabes are being planned for the first and third Wednedays of each month, at Christ Lutheran Church, 6482 Telfer Rd. For more, call Frank at 519-336-9695

Thursday, April 5

Empty Bowls

Annual fundraiser for the Inn of the Good Shepherd features a “poverty meal” of bread and chef soups served in a handmade pottery bowl you keep. Sittings at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m., Lambton College Events Centre. Tickets, $25, available at  www.theinnsarnia.ca/tickets or at the college or the Inn, 115 John St.

Meditation

Program designed to give 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 April 26. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

StrollerFit

Boot-camp style fitness class for moms, babies welcome in strollers or carriers. Includes cardiovascular, strength and flexibility exercises. Run by Twin Bridges NPLC. Free. Lighthouse Community Church, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Thursdays until April 26. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

Sleep Happy

West Lambton Community Health Centre holds a free sleep workshop. Learn the myths of sleeping, why people have sleeping problems, common disorders and strategies to improve sleep. 429 Exmouth St., 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. To register, call 519-344-3017, ext. 259

Art Pod

A new program inviting youth ages 9-16 with special needs and an interest in fine arts to explore art mediums. This session focuses on creating shapes with Sharpie markers. 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

Art & Ideas Talk

Join Sally and Ihor on guided walking tour through Marking Marks and Beside Myself. Consider drawings created from the 15th to 21st century. Free, give what you can. Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, 147 Lochiel St., 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. To register, call 519-336-8127, ext. 3226

Friday, April 6

Show & Sale

The Lawrence House Centre for the Arts hosts The Sarnia Photographic Club’s Annual Show and Sale for the month of April. 127 Christina St. S., 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Exhibition continues until April 28. Free admission. For more, visit www.lawrencehouse.ca or the Lawrence House Facebook page.

Live Music

The Casuals perform love at the Cheeky Monkey 130 Christina St. N., 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Pathfinders also selling Girl Guide cookies. 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 519-339-894

Saturday, April 7

Walk Against Violence

The 6th annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event asked men to literally walk a mile in women’s high heeled shoes to raise awareness about gender relations and violence against women. Lambton Mall, registration 11 a.m., walk at 12 noon. Visit www.womensintervalhome.com or call 519-336-5200, ext. 229

Trivial Pursuit Night

Trivial Pursuit Night at Central United Church, 220 George St., doors open 6:30 p.m., play at 7 p.m. Admission $15. Includes door prizes and refreshments. For tickets, call 519-344-4561

Hike

Lambton Outdoor Club hike at Joany’s Woods, part of the Ausable River Valley Carolinian Canada Site. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

Tech with Treena

A program focusing on current Makerspace equipment housed at Mallroad Library. 1362 Lambton Mall Rd., 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. For ages 8+. Pre-register by calling 519-542-2580

Bake Sale

Includes baking, crafts, turkey pot pies, and assorted vendors. At St Luke’s United Church, 350 Indian Rd. S., 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. For more, call 519-344-1781

Sunday, April 8

Rayjon Pickleball

Rayjon’s 2nd annual Pickleball event at St. Patrick’s High School, 1001 The Rapids Pkwy., 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Costs $30 per person or $50 per couple, includes equipment, snacks, pizza, beverages, and prizes. All proceeds to Rayjon’s projects in Haiti and the Dominican Republic. To take part, contact Deb at 519-542-9939 or email rayjonsc@gmail.com

Tai Chi Open House

Free open house and demonstration of the Taoist Tai Chi arts at Lochiel Kiwanis Centre, 180 College Ave. N., 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Free admission. For more, call 519-344-0346

Eastern Hymn Sing

At Huron Baptist Church, 1285 Michigan Ave., 6:30 p.m. Food and fellowship to follow. For more, call 519-542-4581

Monday, April 9

Chair Yoga

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

Gentle Yoga

Incorporates basic yoga poses through gentle sequences appropriate for most abilities. Offered by Twin Bridges NPLC. Free. Lighthouse Community Church, 152 Parker St., 12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays until April 30. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

Relay for Life

Learn more about what Relay for Life is all about. Find out where fundraising money goes and meet people whose lives have changed because of the funds raised. Point Edward Optimist Hall, 210 Monk St., 6 p.m. For more, call 519-332-0042 or visit www.relayforlife.ca/sarnia

 

Tai Chi Open House

Free open house and demonstration of the Taoist Tai Chi arts at Camlachie Community Centre, 6767 Camlachie Rd., 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Free admission. For more, call 519-344-0346

Balance & Bone Health

A five-week program to improve balance and strength to avoid falls and to provide education on bone health. NLCHC Cardio-Pulmonary Rehabilitation Office, 460 Christina St. N., 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays until May 7. To register, call 519-344-3017, ext. 259

Distress Line

The Distress Line is looking for volunteers for its next training session. 1086 Modeland Rd., 6:30 p.m. To register, call Donna at 519-336-0120, ext. 251

Thursday, April 10

Vintage Film Night

Lambton County Archives hosting its second ‘Vintage Films’ night at the Sarnia Library Theatre, screening seldom-seen local, historical footage. Free, 124 Christina St. S., 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more, call Dana at 519-845-5426, ext. 5239

Cancer Prevention

Registered dietitian provides lifestyle strategies that can prevent cancer and share practical ways to use nutrition to promote health. Twin Bridges NPLC, 109 Crawford St., 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

RDSP Educational Event

Financial advisor Nick Groenewegen shares information on Registered Disability Savings Plans. Lambton Public Health, 160 Exmouth St., 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Free, advance registration required. Held by MS Society. For info and to register, contact Anita at 519-680-7878 or anita.evans@mssociety.ca

Genealogy

Lynn Vallinger discusses “Keeping History Alive” at Lambton County Branch of Ontario Genealogical Society. LDS Church, 1400 Murphy Rd. 7:30 p.m. Free & open to public. Call 519-383-0468 or email jdlk@bell.net

Financial Wellness

An information series for first-time homebuyers, presented by RBC. Sarnia Library West Room, 124 Christina St. S., 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more, call 519-337-3291

Wednesday, April 11

Tai Chi Open House

Free open house and demonstration of the Taoist Tai Chi arts at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 437 Colborne Dr., 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Free admission. For more, call 519-344-0346

Green Drinks

An informal gathering featuring Justin Jones, manager of Bicycle Friendly Coalition, leading a discussion on Bicycle Friendly Community World Cafe. Free. 100 Christina St. N., open 6:30 p.m., discussion at 7 p.m. For more, contact greendrinkssarnia@outlook.com