Week of October 5

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. 5

Community Lunch

Community “Brown Bag” Lunch in support of the Inn of the Good Shepherd at Dante Club, 1330 London Rd., 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. $10 brown bag includes a sandwich, fruit and veggies, and a beverage. Pick up or eat in. To pre-order, visit www.theinnsarnia.ca/tickets. For more, call Dana at 519-344-1746, ext. 303

Art & Ideas Talk

Dr. Jonathan Vance will speak about fear and panic in human history, explore why we tend to panic in some situations and explain how irrational behaviour is manipulated by the unscrupulous. Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, 147 Lochiel St., 7 p.m. Cost $20. Limited space. Must register by calling 519-336-8127

Friday, Oct. 6

Live Music

Missy Burgess & Sue Webber 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 or visit www.cheekymonkeysarnia.ca

Stress Management

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

Saturday, Oct. 7

Tech with Treena

A program for ages eight and up focusing on the current Makerspace equipment at Mallroad Library. 1362 Lambton Mall Rd., 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Also on Oct. 21. Must pre-register by calling 519-542-2580

Cycling

The Lambton Outdoor club hosting a ride to the Brigden Fair by Moore Line. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

Gallery Tour

Free guided tour of the gallery’s current exhibition, Witness – Canadian Art of the First World War and Lambton At War. Includes music, poetry and storytelling. Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, 147 Lochiel St., 1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. Free, give what you can. Must register by calling 519-336-8127

Tuesday, Oct. 10

Genealogy

Alan Campbell discusses strategies for finding genealogical information 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. For more, call 519-383-0468 or email jdlk@bell.net

Bridges to Change

Twin Bridges NPLC program designed to help learn the “why” of problematic eating behaviours and how to create a healthier relationship with food. Free. Tuesdays until Oct. 31. 109 Crawford St., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

Concussion Info

Dr. Jane Pilkey to discuss the signs and symptoms of concussions as well as what to do to prevent further injury. Hosted by Twin Bridges NPLC. Free. 109 Crawford St., 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

Genealogy

Alan Campbell will discuss strategies for finding genealogical information 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. For more, call 519-383-0468 or email jdlk@bell.net

LittleBits

Learn circuit building with colour-coded building blocks and magnets using Mobile Makerspace equipment. Point Edward Library, 220 Michigan Ave., 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-336-3291

Christmas Chorus

Join the Sarnia Bluewater Chordsmen Community Christmas Chorus. No ability to read music or membership required, no auditions. All Saints’ Anglican Church, 248 Vidal St N., 7 p.m. Practices continue Tuesdays throughout October and November. Performances from Nov. 30 to Christmas. For more, call David at 519-339-9927

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

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

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