Week of September 21

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, Sept. 21

Coffee Break

Local Alzheimer Society chapter hosting its annual fundraising Coffee Break, with all money raised supporting local community services. Coffee and other refreshments available for a donation. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Chris Dawson Centre, 420 East St. N. For more, call 519-332-4444 or visit www.alzheimercoffeebreak.ca/

 

Story Hour

Story hour for ages 3 to 5 with a caregiver. Bright’s Grove Library, 2618 Hamilton Rd., 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Also on Sept. 28. Must pre-register by calling 519-869- 2351

 

3D Printer Workshop

For ages 10 and up. Bright’s Grove Library, 2618 Hamilton Rd., 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-869-2351

 

Science Literacy

For grades 4 to 8. Work as a team to design and build a device that will land a simulated space probe upright after a drop from 1.5m. Mallroad Library, 1362 Lambton Mall Rd., 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-542-2580

 

Take Back the Night

Join the 24th annual National March to stop the tide of violence against women and children. Gather at the Peace Court between Limbo’s and Green Cafe, 7 p.m. Includes guest speakers. Free, donations to SASCSL appreciated. For more, visit www.sexualassaultsarnia.ca or 519-337-3154

 

Family Storytime

Stories, songs and a craft, for preschoolers with a caregiver. Mallroad Library, 1362 Lambton Mall Rd., 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Also on Sept. 28. Must pre-register by calling 519-542-2580

Children Grief Support

Rainbows provides grief support groups for children to help them grieve and grow after loss. Redeemer Christian Reformed Church, 5834 Blackwell Side Rd., 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Continues for 12 weeks until Dec. 7. A parent’s peer group also available. For more or to register, call 519-542-4202 or email info@redeemercrc.com

 

Career Night

Anyone considering a career in real estate can attend an information event hosted by Exit Realty Twin Bridges. 145 Christina St., doors open 6:45 p.m., presentation at 7 p.m. For more, call 519-336-3948

 

Gallery Tour

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

 

Mount Everest

Guest speak Scott Kress, the 51st Canadian to climb Mount Everest, discusses ‘High performance in the Death Zone’ at a local chapter meeting of the Human Resources Professional Association. Registration 5:30 p.m., dinner 6 p.m., speaker 7 p.m., Best Western Plus Guildwood Inn, 1400 Venetian Blvd. Tickets, including dinner, $35. For more, email mail@hrpasarnia.ca

 

Friday, Sept. 22

 

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

 

Saturday, Sept. 23

 

Tech with Treena

For ages 8 and up. Enjoy a program focusing on the current Makerspace equipment hosted at Mallroad Library. 1362 Lambton Mall Rd., 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-542-2580

 

Electric Library

Have device-related questions answered. Participants are encouraged to bring their tablets, laptops, eReaders, and other devices with them as well as their login information for the Apple or Google Play store. Sarnia Library, 124 Christina St., 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more, call 519-337-3291

 

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

 

Novice Hikers

Lambton Outdoor Club hosts a hike and an info session about hiking. There will be a 90-minute hike on Petrolia trails, followed by a presentation. Experienced hikers will discuss equipment, trails, safety and information about the club. 9:30 a.m. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

Sunday, Sept. 24

 

Distinguished Gentlemen

Sarnia’s third annual Distinguished Gentlemen’s Ride features

bikers in dapper dress riding classic and vintage motorcyclists to Sombra in support of prostate cancer and men’s health. Bikes on display 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Ups ‘N Downs. Donations to the Canadian Movember Foundation appreciated. For more, visit www.gentlemansride.com or contact Jerry at 519-336-8756

 

Fall Music Fest

Entertaining variety show at Camlachie United Church featuring vocalists, guitarists, choirs and more. 6784 Camlachie Rd., 2 p.m. In support of the Inn of the Good Shepherd. Cost $15 adults, $7.50 students, $5 children 6-11, free for children under 6. For tickets, call 519-899-4720, 519-491-2517, 519-491-6653, or visit www.camlachieunited.ca

 

Cycling

Lambton Outdoor Club hosts a ride from St. Thomas to Port Stanley. 8 a.m. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

Family Sunday

Use watercolour paint and straws to explore texture and create a portrait at 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

 

Gallery Tour

Free 15-minute tour of the gallery’s current exhibition, Witness – Canadian Art of WWI and Lambton at War. Includes music, poetry and storytelling. Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, 147 Lochiel St., 1:45 p.m. For more, call 519-336-8127

 

Riverview Jazz Trio

Al Weiss, Andy Lloyd and Andy Tattersall give a 3 p.m. acoustic performance of standards, bebop and blues at the Lawrence House Centre for the Arts, 127 Christina St. S., Tickets, $10, at www.lawrencehouse.ca. For more, call 519- 337-0507

 

Monday, Sept. 25

 

Distress Line

The Family Counselling Centre is holding an information session for individuals interested in helping others by volunteering with the Distress Line, a free telephone crisis support service. Training provided. 6 p.m., 1086 Modeland Rd. Register by calling Donna at 519-336-0120, ext. 251.

 

Book Club

For adults. Point Edward Library, 220 Michigan Ave., 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. For more, call 519-336-3291

 

S.T.E.A.M. Club

Explore the world of advanced technologies like robotics, electronics and computers as well as the world of science fiction, fantasy, horror and anime. Each month the club will see a technology demonstration, have a chat and watch some anime. Sarnia Library, 124 Christina St. S., 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. For more, call 519-337-3291

 

Teen Cuisine

Rapids Family Health Team offers a free cooking class for teens ages 13+. 1150 Pontiac Dr., 5 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Young Naturalists

Lambton Wildlife Inc.’s Young Naturalists (ages 6-11) and Junior Conservationists (ages 12-16) holding a meet-and-greet to learn about the two clubs at 7 p.m. Welcome to stay after for talk on fungi from Jenn McDonald., ESSO YMCA Learning and Career Centre, 660 Oakdale Ave. For more, contact Mike at Contact m.kent@lambtonwildlife.com or visit www.lambtonwildlife.com

 

Lambton Wildlife

Jennifer McDonald will speak about the secret ways fungi improve, modify and tear apart our natural world. ESSO YMCA Careers and Learning Centre, 660 Oakdale Ave. Refreshments and social gathering at 7 p.m., presentaton at 7:30 p.m. Free, all welcome. For more, visit www.lambtonwildlife.com

 

Tuesday, Sept. 26

 

Book Club

Book club for adults at Mallroad Library, 1362 Lambton Mall Rd., 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Newcomers welcome. Ask the desk for your copy of this month’s selection. For more, call 519-542-2580

 

Homemade Baby Food

Twin Bridges NPLC offers a session facilitated by a Registered Dietitian to give a practical hands-on approach to making your own baby food. Free. 109 Crawford St., 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

 

Cholesterol Info

Learn about the good, bad and ugly related to cholesterol and its relationship to living with a healthy heart. Free. Twin Bridges NPLC, 109 Crawford St., 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

 

Wednesday, Sept. 27

 

L.A.C.E

Ladies Assessment of Current Events is a monthly discussion series focusing on current events. Bright’s Grove Library, 2618 Hamilton Rd., 1:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. Must pre-register for calling 519-869-2351

 

3D Printer Workshop

For ages 10 and up. Bright’s Grove Library, 2618 Hamilton Rd., 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-869-2351

 

LittleBits

Learn circuit building with colour-coded building blocks and magnets. Mallroad Library, 1362 Lambton Mall Rd., 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-542-2580

 

House of Healing

A walk-in clinic for free individual prayer available at 1186 Murphy Rd. (house south of Trinity Church) 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more, call email sarniashealingroom@gmail.com

 

Thursday, Sept. 28

 

MADD Candlelight Vigil

Candles will be provided for a short walk in Centennial Park to remember victims of impaired driving and dedicate a memorial bench. MADD’s national president Patricia Hynes-Coates to give presentation. 7 p.m., Centennial waterfront boardwalk, just north of London Road. For more, call 519-339-9962

 

Senior Health Care

Community Legal Assistance and Navigating Senior Care Lambton hosts a public meeting to hear from impacted seniors residents and answer questions. St. Clair Corporate Centre, 265 Front St. N. Presentations 9 a.m. to 12 noon,, Q&A from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. For a time slot, call 519-542-1895. For more, call 332-4575 or 519-542-1895

 

Parkinson’s Support

A potluck supper will be held in the east meeting room of Clearwater Arena for people living with Parkinson’s and their care givers. If able to, bring a salad or dessert. 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. For more, call 519-337-5330

 

Lambton at War

Alec Moore will speak about the the Great War’s impact on Lambton County, from the frontlines with the 70th and 149th battalions, to the tireless efforts on the homefront. Free, give what you can. Limited space. Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, 147 Lochiel St., 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more, call 519-336-8127

 

Young Professionals

Mix, mingle and learn about money topics at a Sarnia Young Professionals Connects’ talk on ‘10 Money Musts for Young Professionals.’ Free, open to all young professionals ages 19-39. Ups N’ Downs private room, 226 Front St. N., 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., talk at 5:20 p.m. Appetizers provided. For more, visit the Young Professionals Connects Facebook page.

 

Saturday, Sept. 30

 

Health and Wellness Fair

Body Balance Health & Physiotherapy Inc. hosts a free Health and Wellness Fair to promote healthy living in the community. 1315 Michigan Ave., 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. All ages welcome. For more, call 519-541-9899

 

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

 

Family Fun Day

Bethel Church holds a Family Fun Day including live entertainment, inflatables, carnival games, pony rides, sports zones, BBQ and princess show. Free, all welcome. 1565 London Line, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. For more, call 519-542-7731