Week of November 16

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, Nov. 16

The Fidgets

The family-friendly local comedy troupe brings its “Mousetrap” show to the Imperial Theatre, in support of the Celebration of Lights. 168 Christina St. N., Showtime 7 p.m. Tickets, $26, available by calling 519-344-7469

StrollerFit

A Bootcamp-style fitness program. Suitable for most levels. Bring a stroller to each session. Classes offered by Twin Bridges NPLC. Free. Lighthouse Community Church, 152 Parker St., 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Thursdays until December 7. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

Auction Fundraiser

At the Navy Club, with proceeds to The Children’s Health Foundation and The Children’s Wish Foundation. 7 p.m., 1420 Lougar St. For more, call 519-344-0331

Friday, Nov. 17

Concert Series

Wulf von Waldo on sax, Robert Gismondi on guitar, Dan Martin on bass and Chris Reid on drums play a mix of blues, rock and Latin fusion at the Lawrence House’s Concert Series. 127 Christina St. S., 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets available www.lawrencehouse.ca for $10. For more, call 519-337-0507

Bake Sale and Bazaar

Afton Park Place presents its annual Christmas Bake Sale and Bazaar, 1200 Afton Dr., 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Featuring baked goods, rummage table, raffle prizes. Free admission. All welcome. For more, call 519-336-2362

Smart21 Community

The Sarnia Lambton Intelligent Community hosts “Sarnia-Lambton Smart21 Community 2017” to educate and further collaborate with community leaders. Western Sarnia-Lambton Research Park, 1086 Modeland Rd., 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. For more information and to register, visit https://goo.gl/vVz6Ln

Secret Santa Shoppe

Pathways’s annual Secret Santa Gift Shoppe opens, offering children a place to buy Christmas presents. All gifts pre-wrapped, nothing over $10. 1240 Murphy Rd., 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Also on the Nov. 18, 19, 24, 25, and 26, with hours varying. Shop with Sarnia Sting on Nov. 20, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more, call 519-542-3471

Christmas Kettle Kickoff

Salvation Army kicks off its Christmas Kettle Campaign at the Superstore, Murphy Rd., 11 a.m. Live music, refreshments and Sarnia Sting appearances. Salvation Army seeking volunteers for two-hour shifts from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. throughout the campaign. Campaign runs until Dec. 24 at locations in Sarnia and Corunna. For more, contact Erin at 226-349-5219

Saturday, Nov. 18

Breakfast with Santa

Corunna United Church hosts a breakfast with Santa at 198 Hill St., Corunna, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. All children accompanied by adult welcome. Cost $5 for adults, $2 for children. Photos are $1. Advance tickets required. Call Sharon at 519-862- 1957

Hike

The Lambton Outdoor club is hosting a hike at the Springwater Conservation Area. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

Artist Show and Sale

Professional artist J. Allison Robichaud holding a studio show and sale featuring original landscapes, floral and still life paintings. 611 Errol Rd. West, from 12 noon to 4:30 p.m. Also on Saturday, Nov. 25. For more, call 519-344-9071

Turkey Dinner

Lambton Centre hosting a Fall Night Out featuring a full course turkey dinner at Camlachie United Church, 6784 Camlachie Rd., 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Cost $15 advance or $17 at door for adults, $10 children under 13, free children under 6. For more, call 519-786-5663 or email info@lambtoncentre.com

Christmas Bazaar

Dunlop United Church’s annual Christmas Bazaar at 757 Rosedale Ave., 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Featuring jewellery, crafts, sewing, bake sale and more. Refreshments available. Accessible building. Free admission. For more, call 519-337-3061

Christmas Bazaar

At St. Michael’s Church, featuring tourtieres, baking, gift baskets, quilting, sewing, crafts, books and more. 1920 Wildwood, Bright’s Grove, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Everyone welcome. For more, call 519-869-2845

Christmas Bake Sale

Christmas Bake and Lunch Sale at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 1299 Murphy Rd., 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Items include Greek pastries, grape vine leaves, moussaka, cabbage rolls, and more. For more, call Mersina 519-869-6137 or visit www.stdemetriossarnia.org

Bazaar

The Talk o’ The Town Bazaar at St. Bartholomew’s Church, 718 Cathcart Blvd., 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Featuring turkey pies, baking, sewing, knitting, preserves, trinkets & treasures, soaps, books and more. For more, call 519-383-6933

Single Release

Single Release Party for Sarnia country musician Eric Ethridge’s new song “Makin’ Me Crazy.” Station Music Hall, 505 Campbell St. All ticket proceeds will go to Community Concerns for the Medically Fragile. For more, call 519-383-0006

Christmas Antique Sale

Antique and Craft Sale at Trinity Anglican Church, 1194 Murphy Rd., 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Items include books, crafts, a bake table, and more. Free admission. To book a table, call Joan at 519-542-3559

Tech with Treena

A program using the Makerspace equipment housed at Mallroad Library, 1362 Lambton Mall Rd., 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. For children. Must pre-register by calling 519-542-2580

Drawing Animals

For tweens to adults. Learn the basics of drawing with professional artist Karlene Ryan. Theme: Drawing animals. Mallroad Library, 1362 Lambton Mall Rd., 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Must pre-register calling 519-542-2580

Storytime

Song and story followed by an activity. For school-age kids. Sarnia Library, 124 Christina St. S., 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Also on Nov. 25. For more, call 519-337-3291

Bake Sale and Deli

Items for sale include turkey pies, butter tarts, fruit pies, cookies, cakes, jam, pickles, and soups. Coffee and muffins for $2 at cafe. Central United Church, 220 George St., 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. For more, call 519-344-4561

Post-Concussion Group

Support group that provides resources, strategies and recent approaches to brain injury rehabilitation and support for people who have post-concussion syndrome/concussions. Drop in. Sarnia Library, 124 Christina St. S., 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Also on Nov. 25 and Dec. 2. For more, call Joe at 519-383-7072 or email jrsmits2003@yahoo.ca

Poetry Reading

Lawrence House presents readings by authors featured in the Lummox Poetry Anthology. Local poets include James Deahl, Debbie Okun Hill, Norma West Linder, Rhonda Melanson, Lynn Tait and Grace Vermeer. 127 Christina St. S., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Free admission. For more, call 519-337-0507

Christmas Bazaar

At Paterson Memorial Church, featuring frozen meat pies, attic treasures, deli and bake tables, handmade items and books. Coffee Break $2. No elevator. 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon, 120 Russell St. S., For more, call Sharron at 519-336-3424

Sea Cadets

The Sarnia Sea Cadets holding an open house at RCSCC Repulse to showcase its free cadet programs for youth ages 12-18, including a state-of-the-art marine simulator. Lower level of the Sarnia federal building, 133 Christina St. S., 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more, contact Dave at 519-867-3034

MADD Voluntary Tolls

Volunteers conduct Voluntary Tolls in support of MADD Sarnia-Lambton in parking lots across the community from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Drivers are asked for a donation in exchange for a red ribbon to display on vehicles for MADD’S Project Red Ribbon. For more, contact Carol at 519-339-9962 or office@maddsarnialambton.com

Christmas Extravaganza

Local artisans, crafters and home businesses featured at craft show and sale. Includes draws, door prizes, and food and beverages. Sardo Club, 770 Maxwell St., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Also on Sunday, Nov. 19, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission $2. Proceeds support youth mental health initiatives. For more, call 519-491-5665

Sunday, Nov. 19

Concert Series

The Riverview Jazz Trio play a mix of jazz standards, bebop and blues with Motown influence at the Lawrence House Concert Series. 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

Monday, Nov 20

Gentle Yoga

Twin Bridges NPLC’s free yoga class incorporates basic yoga poses and meditation to reduce stress. Lighthouse Community Church, 152 Parker St., 12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays until Dec. 1. 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 chairs. Lighthouse Community Church, 152 Parker St., 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Mondays until Dec. 11. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

Healthy Eating

Rapids Family Health Team offering a four-week healthy eating and lifestyle change group called Healthy Eating and You. 1150 Pontiac Dr., 5:30 p.m. Also on Nov. 21 at 233 Cameron St., Corunna, 9:30 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

Makey Makey

Makey Makey turns everyday objects into keyboards and mouse controls. Mallroad Library, 1362 Lambton Mall Rd., 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Also on Nov. 29. For more, call 519-542-2580

Tuesday, Nov. 21

Cooking Class

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free cooking class,“Dining With Diabetes.” 1150 Pontiac Dr., 9:30 a.m. Also on Nov. 22 at 1:30 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

Cubelets and MOSS

Use magnetic blocks that snap together to make robots that respond to light and sound. Point Edward Library, 220 Michigan Ave., 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. For ages 10 and up. For more, call 519-336-3291

Photographic Club

Techniques, post processing and photo challenges and solutions discussed at a meeting of the Sarnia Photographic Club. Sarnia Library Theatre, 124 Christina St. S., social time 6:30 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m. Public welcome. For more, email sarnia.photographic.club@gmail.com or visit www.sarniaphotoclub.com

Wednesday, Nov. 22

Living With Diabetes

Rapids Family Health Team offering a two-hour group session with an overview of How to Live Well with Diabetes. 233 Cameron St. Corunna, 5:30 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

Healthy Futures

Rapids Family Health Team offers tips & tricks on raising healthy children. Topic: Hunger Busters & the Impact of Family Meals on Mental Health. 1150 Pontiac Dr., 6 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

Parkinson’s

People living with Parkinson’s and their care partners are invited to meet at Clearwater Arena where an invited guest speaker will lead in a discussion about retirement homes. 1400 Wellington St., 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more, call 519-337-5330

Federal Retirees

The National Association of Federal Retirees Bluewater Branch holding annual Christmas lunch meeting at the Royal Canadian Navy Club, 1420 Lougar Ave., 12 p.m. For employees of the federal government, RCMP, military and families. Bring a nonperishable food item for charity. For reservations, call Gloria at 519-869-6326 or Pat at 519-869-8872

Thursday, Nov. 23

Art & Ideas Talk

Dr. Timothy Winegard, international historian, scholar and educator, who grew up in Sarnia and served with the Canadian Forces Reserves, to speak about First Nations participation in the First World War. Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, 147 Lochiel St., 7 p.m. Cost $20 plus tax. Must pre-register by calling 519-336-8127

Diabetes Cooking

Free class focusing on the basics of healthy eating for diabetes prevention and management. Led by registered dietitian. All skill levels welcome. West Lambton Community Health Centre, 429 Exmouth St., 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. To register, call 519-344-3017, ext. 259

Vendor Sale

Lakeroad School Council holding a vendor sale, bake sale, book fair, and silent auction with pizza by the slice. Proceeds to support school council programs. 955 Lakeshore Rd., 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. For more, call 519-542-5771

Friday, Nov. 24

Winter Wonderland

Two-day event at DeGroot’s Nurseries, supporting Bluewater Health Foundation. Friday, a Holiday Market features gift exhibitors, local foods, horse-drawn wagon rides and Santa, 19-plus, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Entry $10. On Saturday, Kids Fun Fest features a kids talent show, wagon rides, face painting and food vendors. $10, ages four and up. Under three free. 1840 London Line. For more, call 519-542-3435

Weight Loss Support

Join a registered dietitian and a group of peers at the “Waist Away Support Group.” West Lambton Community Health Centre, 429 Exmouth St., 10:30 a.m. To register, call 519-344-3017, ext. 259

PD Day Movie

Showing the movie “Big Hero 6,” Rated PG. Sarnia Library, 124 Christina St. S., 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. For more, call 519-337-3291

Christmas Market

Items for sale include turkey pies, lasagna, shepherd’s pie and other frozen entrees, baked goods, Christmas planters, and used books. St. Giles Presbyterian Church, 770 Lakeshore Rd., 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more, call Suzanne at 519-542-2253

Christmas Organ Concert

Organists Rodney Jantzi and Jeff Searson will present the sounds of the season on the recently restored 1881 Dominion reed organ in the Moore Museum chapel. Refreshments and a sneak peek at log cabin Christmas decorations. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. 94 Moore Line. Tickets $20, children $10. To order, call 519-867-2020

Record Store Day

A free acoustic performance by Dylan Menzie, beer sampling (2 p.m. to 3 p.m.) and vinyl releases at record store day “Black Friday.” Cheeky Monkey, 130 Christina St. N., 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For more, call 519-332-0978

Saturday, Nov. 25

Soup and Dance

St. Thomas Catholic Parish hosting an evening of Latin dance lessons and tasty soup. At St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, 895 Champlain Rd., 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Cash bar. $20 per person. Proceeds to St. Thomas Aquinas Refugee Program and St. Joseph Shelter in Bukavu. For more, call 519-312-2025

Animal Homes

Join Lambton Wildlife Inc.’s Young Naturalists and Junior Conservationist clubs in building bee, bird, bat and squirrel houses. Ages 6-16. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 100 Christina St. N. Registration Required. Limited numbers. For more, contact Mike at m.kent@lambtonwildlife.com or www.lambtonwildlife.com

Hike

The Lambton Outdoor club is hosting a hike along the St Clair River near Port Lambton. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

Crafternoon Tea

At Our Lady of Mercy Church Hall, featuring craft tables of woodworking, sewing, baking, jewelry, etc., and a $6 lunch of sandwiches, scones, jams and sweets. 390 Christina St. N., 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free admission. Proceeds to Canadian Catholic Missions. For more, call 519-332-5382

Winter Snow Bazaar

At St. Paul’s United Church, featuring vendors, deli, baked goods, popcorn, books and a luncheon café. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 360 Devine St., For more, call 519-337-6312

Bazaar

At St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, annual Candy Cane Bazaar including crafts, baking, meat pies, and a served lunch. 437 Colborne St., Corunna, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. For more, call 519-862-3641

Crafternoon Tea

Craft tables and lunch available. Our Lady of Mercy Church Hall, 390 Christina St. N., 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Proceeds to Canadian Catholic Missions. For more, call 519-332-5382

Concert Series

Cory James Mitchell will play many of his own songs inspired by country roots, soul and southern music at the Lawrence House’s Concert Series. 127 Christina St. S., 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets available at www.lawrencehouse.ca for $10. For more, call 519-337-0507

Pop Up Shop

Local businesses hold a small business Saturday pop up shop with handcraft holiday gifts designed and made locally. At JadyBabys in the 2 Amigos Plaza, 914 Murphy Rd., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more, email lovelocallambton@gmail.com or call 226-932-0198

Christmas Bazaar

Items for sale include baking, preserves, knitting, attic treasures, books, jewelry, purses, raffles, hostess gift baskets, and decorative outdoor Christmas pots, turkey pies, tourtieres, apple pies. Sacred Heart Church, 1465 Lecaron Ave., 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more, call 519-344-2992

Lunches for Learning

Menu includes ham, scalloped potatoes, baked beans, homemade desserts, in support of the Lunches for Learning program. Grace United Church, 990 Cathcard Blvd., 5 p.m. Advance tickets, adults are $15 ($17 at door), $7 ages 13-16, children under 12 free. For tickets, call 519-542-1203.

Monday, Nov. 27

Lambton Wildlife

Biologist Erin Carroll speaks about wartybacks, heelsplitters, pigtoes, softshells, madtoms, and redhorses – some of the unique mussels, turtles and fish inhabiting the Sydenham river. YMCA Careers and Learning Centre, 660 Oakdale Ave. Refreshments and social gathering at 7 p.m., followed by the information at 7:30 p.m. Free, all welcome. For more, visit www.lambtonwildlife.com

Quit Smoking

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

Lambton Wildlife

Biologist Erin Carroll of St. Clair Region Conservation Authority will discuss what makes the Sydenham River special, including unique mussels, turtles and fish. Free, everyone welcome. Refreshments and social gathering at 7 p.m., information at 7:30 p.m. YMCA Careers and Learning Centre, 660 Oakdale Ave., For more, visit www.lambtonwildlife.com