Week of October 12

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, Oct. 12

Strangway Showcase

An optional potluck starts at 6 p.m., followed by talent and entertainment at 7 p.m. Cost $5 members, $6 for non-members. Strangway Centre is still looking for local talent to perform. Sign up at the Strangway Centre, 260 East St. N., or call 519-332-0656

Diabetes Self-Management

West Lambton Community Health Centre offers “Are We There Yet?” – A Journey of Diabetes Self-Management. Free 4-week series to help better understand type 2 diabetes and learn about nutrition. 429 Exmouth St., 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Limited enrollment. To register, call 519-344-3017, ext. 259

Anger Management

Identify anger triggers and patterns, and practice positive and effective anger management skills. West Lambton Community Health Centre, 429 Exmouth St., 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. 8-week series, ends Nov. 30. To register, call 519-344-3017, ext. 237

Diabetes Management

West Lambton Community Health Centre presents “Are We There Yet?” – A Journey of Diabetes Self-Management. Led by diabetes dietitian and nurse. 429 Exmouth St., 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. 4-week series ends Nov. 2. Free. Limited enrollment. To register, call 519-344-3017 ext. 259

Red Dot Tours

Browse the art gallery, find the red dot, and hear a 15-minute talk on a specific work of art at Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery. 147 Lochiel St., 7 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. Also on Oct. 26. Free. For more, call 519-336-8127

Witness My Creation

Join artist Olivia Steinman in repurposing old bullets into new jewels. Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, 147 Lochiel St., 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Cost $45 for non-members. Contact JNAAG for members discount. Materials included. Must register by calling 519-336-8127 or visiting website

Friday, Oct. 13

Live Music Cafe

Evan and John will be the musical guests when the Sisters of Soul host at Foursquare Church, 207 Talfourd St., 7:30 p.m. Donations welcomed. For more, contact Fran at 1voice2sing@gmail.com

Rummage Sale

At Central United Church, two-day sale featuring gently used fall and winter clothing, dishes, household items, small appliances and furniture, books, jewellery, toys, tools, sporting goods, plants, and containers. 220 George St., 2 p.m. Also on Oct. 14, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. For more, call 519-344-4561

Rock & Fossil Club

Fred McPherson will speak about metal detecting at a Sarnia Rock & Fossil Club meeting. Twin Lakes Terrace, 1310 Murphy Rd., 7:30 p.m. For more, call Mary at 519-869-2003 or email Ivan at i.mckay@sympatico.ca

Anti-Poverty Rally

Annual ‘Stand Up Against Poverty Rally’ on the steps of City Hall, featuring stories from people living in poverty and resources that can help. Marks the United Nation’s International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. 12 noon to 1 p.m. For more, contact Karen at 519-332-8055

Stop and Share

The Lambton Heritage Museum will be at JNAAG with a scanner, camera and recording station. Share stories about the world wars with objects like medals, clothing, letters, photos, etc. to be photographed or scanned. Verbal stories recorded. 147 Lochiel St., 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Also on Oct. 20 and 27. For more, call 519-336-8127

Saturday, Oct. 14

Bazaar

Bluewater Country’s Annual Bazaar includes bake table, white elephant table, raffles and prizes. All welcome. Indoor, rain or shine. 5700 Blackwell Sideroad, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. For more, call 519-542-7800

Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest dinner including live DJ, line dancing, cash bar, door prizes, gift basket raffle, and 50-50 draw. Our Lady of Mercy, 390 Christina St. N., 7 p.m. Tickets $25 or $225 for table of 10. Proceeds to Knights of Columbus. Tickets available at Sarnia Roman Catholic parish offices, or 519-542-7528

Seniors’ Fair

The Southwestern French Seniors’ Fair will be held at the French Cultural Community Centre in Sarnia, 901 Rapids Parkway. 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration required at ccfsarnia@gmail.com or rlamarche_8@cogeco.ca  For more, call 519-541-0207

Hiking

The Lambton Outdoor club hosts a hike along the Howard Watson Trail from Modeland to Waterworks and return. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

Live Music

Christian singer-songwriter Katherine Yap will perform at the release of her debut CD at the Sarnia Library Theatre, 124 Christina St. S., 7 p.m. Admission $5 at door, proceeds to assist child victims of human trafficking in Mexico. Everyone welcome. For more, call 519-332-2053 or email k.yap@sympatico.ca

Fall Fair

Grace United Church holds its annual Fall Fair. Includes silent auction, BBQ, tea room, Girl Guide cookies, wagon rides, multiple vendors, bake table, frozen chili and soups, and books. 990 Cathcart Blvd., 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Admission $2, free for children under 12. For more, call 519-542-1203

Sunday, Oct. 15

World Hunger Talk

Helen Keenliside, a volunteer with Canadian Foodgrains, shares her experiences in Nicaragua as a part of a food security learning tour and speaks about the work the Canadian Foodgrains does to decrease hunger worldwide. Central United Church, 220 George St., 10:30 a.m. All welcome. For more, call 519-344-4561

Benefit Concert

A benefit concert for Harry Olsen at The Station Music Hall with all proceeds to the local musician. Band lineup includes Brad and Brenda, Good Question, Jabrito, Rockridje and The Barn Burners. 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. 505 Campbell St., Tickets, $10, available at Pickers Alley, Cheeky Monkey and the door. For more, call Lyle at 519-908-9513

Cycling

The Lambton Outdoor club hosts a ride along Lasalle Line to Petrolia for lunch. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

Rayjon Awareness Trip

An information session is being offered for adults and teens age 16 and over interesting in participating in a Rayjon awarenesss trip during March Break 2018. 1 p.m., Grace United Church, 990 Cathcart Blvd. For more, call Bryce at 519-542-1542, or email gordon.mcgarvey024@sympatico.ca

Rocktober

A musical fundraiser to buy dialysis equipment for Bluewater Health happening at the Dante Club, 1330 London Rd., and featuring Life Signs, Missy Burgess & Rick Steeves, Dawghouse, Howsons, Trevor’s Locker and more 12 noon to 8 p.m. Tickets, $10, available by calling the Kidney Foundation at 519-344-3462 or 519-332-0081

Lunches For Learning

Sarnia Pride Alliance and Grace United Church hold a fundraiser dinner for Lunches For Learning, providing food security for students at three public schools. $10 adults, free for children with paying adult. Grace United Church, 990 Cathcart Blvd., 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. For more, call 519-542-1203

Red Dot Tours

Browse the gallery, find the red dot, and hear a 15-minute talk on a specific work of art at Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery’s Red Dot Tours. 147 Lochiel St., 1:45 p.m. to 2 p.m. Also on Oct. 22 and 29. Free. For more, call 519-336-8127

Family Sunday

Work with wool fibers and water to make a poppy pin to wear for Remembrance Day. Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, 147 Lochiel St., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Free, suggested $5 donation. Children must be accompanied by adult. For more, call 519-336-8127

Monday, Oct. 16

Gentle Yoga

A program incorporating basic yoga poses and meditation to reduce stress. Classes are offered by Twin Bridges NPLC and are free. Mondays till Nov. 6, 12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m. Lighthouse Community Church, 152 Parker Street. Bring a yoga mat

Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

Die-Cutter Workshop

For ages 10+. Get certified to use the Makerspace Silhouette Cameo die-cutter independently. Mallroad Library, 1362 Lambton Mall Rd., 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-542-2580

Memoir Writing

A 6-week class to get you started in memoir writing. Discuss the process of writing and end the course with options for publication. Mallroad Library, 1362 Lambton Mall Rd., 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. For all ages. Must pre-register by calling 519-542-2580

3D Printer Workshop

For ages 10+. Get certified to use the Makerspace 3D printer independently. Camlachie Library, 6745 Camlachie Rd., 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-899-2202

Chair Yoga

A program offering gentle yoga sequence using chairs. Classes are offered by Twin Bridges NPLC and are free.  Mondays till Nov. 6 @ 11 a.m. to 12 noon. Lighthouse Community Church, 152 Parker Street. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

StrollerFit

Gentle bootcamp-style fitness for moms and babies. Sessions combine cardiovascular, flexibility and strength exercises. Suitable for most abilities. Offered by Twin Bridges NPLC. Lighthouse Community Church, 152 Parker St., 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Mondays until Nov. 6. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

Business Week

Sarnia Lambton Business Development Corporation’s Business Week celebrates the role of the business community and offers stories from the business world. Begins with billionaire businessman and philanthropist Charles Bronfman, heir to the Seagram empire. Tickets $40, available on Eventbrite.ca, search “Business Week Luncheon”. For more, call 519-466-4814 or email tracy@slbdc.com

Tuesday, Oct. 17

Making Baby Food

Learn how to make your own baby food. West Lambton Community Health Centre, 429 Exmouth St., 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. To register, call 519-344-3017, ext. 231

Cooking Class

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free cooking class, “Cooking For One”. 437 Colborne Dr. Corunna, 9:30 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

Wednesday, Oct. 18

Paint it Forward

Paint a Halloween pumpkin with Cat Cabajar. Portion of each $45 ticket going to Heaven’s Wildlife Rescue to help reopen its doors. Republik Eatery & Lounge, 216 Front St. N., 6 p.m. Appetizers half price, $5 drink specials. Limited seats, must be reserved. Call Sandi at 519-330-0787 for cash payments

Cooking Class

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free cooking class, “Cooking For one”. 1150 Pontiac Dr., 1:30 p.m. Also on Thursday, Oct. 19 at 9:30 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

Healthy Eating

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free 4-week healthy eating and lifestyle change group called Healthy Eating and You. 1150 Pontiac Dr., 9 a.m. and 233 Cameron St., Corunna, 5:30 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

Gardening Presentation

Paul Zammit, a lecturer, photographer, designer, and Director of Horticulture at Toronto Botanical Gardens, will speak about planning & planting for visual interest in all 4 seasons. Hosted by Sarnia Horticultural Society. Sarnia Library, 124 Christina St. S., 7 p.m. Free, everyone welcome. For more, call Barb at 519-332-5837

Necomimi and Mindwave

See how headsets use brainwaves to do neat things. Mobile Makerspace equipment. Bright’s Grove Library, 2618 Hamilton Rd., 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more, call 519-869-2351

 

Walking Through Fire

Author and Journal columnist Phil Egan will discuss his latest book, ‘Walking Through Fire – A history of Sarnia’s fire services,’ at a meeting of the Plympton-Wyoming Historical Society. All welcome. 7 p.m., ,6745 Camlachie Rd., in Camlachie.

Wood Carving

Anyone interested in wood carving or learning how to carve is invited to attend a meeting of the Triple C Carvers. The club meets Wednesdays, 9 a.m., at the Point Edward Ex Servicemen’s Club, 503 Michigan Ave. For more, contact 519-542-2617

Roast Beef Dinner

Canon Davis Memorial Church is having a Roast Beef & Raffle Dinner. 380 Russell St. N. Tickets $15. For tickets, call 519-344-9531

Thursday, Oct. 19

Teen Advisory Group

Teens age 12 to 18 can earn community involvement hours, build leadership skills, enjoy snacks and meet new people at Sarnia Library’s TAG, where members have a say in activities and services. 124 Christina St. S., 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-337-3291

Art & Ideas Talk

Dr. Joanne Stober, Curator of War and Visual Culture at the Canadian War Museum, will examine the role of art and photography during the First World Far. Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, 147 Lochiel St., 7 p.m. Cost is $20 plus tax. Must pre-register by calling 519-336-8127

Paint Nite

Paint Nite Fundraiser for the Inn of the Good Shepherd’s Christmas Dinner. 115 John St., 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sign up atwww.paintnite.com/events/_1219056

Friday, Oct. 20

Hunchback of Notre Dame

Opening night of Theatre Sarnia’s presentation of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, a new musical based on the Victor Hugo classic. Runs Oct. 20-21 and Oct. 23-28 at 7:30 p.m., with a Sunday matinee Oct. 22 at 2 p.m. Imperial Theatre, 168 Front St. N., Tickets, $20 to $40, available at the Box Office or online. For more, call 519-344-7469

Business Week

April Jones, Founder and Executive Director of BUILD Institute in Detroit, will speak about “One Detroit: Building an Inclusive Entrepreneurial Ecosystem,” at Sarnia Lambton Business Development Corporation’s Business Week Women’s Forum. Tickets $40, available on Eventbrite.ca, search “Women’s Forum”. For more, call 519-466-4814 or email tracy@slbdc.com

Saturday, Oct. 21

Winter Bonanza Sale

Baby to teen fall & winter bonanza sale at Sarnia Christian School, 1273 Exmouth St., 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Items for sale include clothing, footwear, games, DVDs, toys, bedding, furniture, and more. Fundraiser for Neighbourlink Sarnia-Lambton. For more, call Cindy Coates at 519-344-3283

Rummage Sale

Bluewater Hall, 2505 London Line, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Raffle tickets sold, $5 for 10. Baked good donations will be accepted for the bake table. All proceeds from the raffle and bake table go to Cat Chance and Heaven’s Wildlife Rescue. Monetary donations accepted at door. For more, call Chassiti at 519-330-7187

Ballroom Dance

Sarnia Legion, 286 Front St. N., 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Sarnia Ballroom Dancing Club, $30 for non-members. All welcome. For more, visit club website.

Pickerel Fry

Pickerel Fish Fry & Dance at the Corunna Legion, 350 Albert St. Dinner from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., dance from 7:30 p.m. to midnight. Entertainment by Full Disclosure. Advance tickets only, $20, available at Corunna Legion. All welcome, wheelchair accessible. For more, call 519-862-124

Hiking

Lambton Outdoor club hosting a hike in the L.C. Henderson Conservation Authority. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

Fall Bazaar

Vendors and items at Residence on the St. Clair include crafts and gifts, Avon, Scentsy, Watkins, All Lathered Up, and more. Baked goods, white elephant table, and 50/50 tickets to be sold. 170 Front St. S., 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. All funds raised for the Resident Group Fund. For more, call 519-336-1455

Guided Gallery Tour

Guided tour of the exhibition Witness – Canadian Art of the First World War and Lambton At War. Includes music, poetry, storytelling and more. Free, give what you can. JNAAG, 147 Lochiel St., 1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. Must register by calling 519-336-8127 or visiting website

Latin Dinner Fiesta

The Catholic Hispanic Community of Sarnia-Lambton hosts a Latin Dinner Fiesta at St. Thomas Aquinas Hall, 895 Champlain Rd., 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. Includes a singing show, dinner, Latin dancing, cash bar and door prizes. All proceeds to earthquake victims in Mexico. Advance tickets $30. For tickets, call 519-330-1277

Sunday, Oct. 22

Paddling

Lambton Outdoor club hosting a paddle in the Sydenham River near Wilkesport. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

Family Sunday

Make a medal for the hero in your life at the Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery’s Family Sunday. 147 Lochiel St., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Free, suggested $5 donation. Children must be accompanied by adult. For more, call 519-336-8127