What’s happening: week of Sept. 20

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. 20

 

Women’s Connection Group

Small group will explore the work of Brene Brown in areas that include imperfection, courage and belonging. Offered by Twin Bridges NPLC. 153 Christina St. S., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays until October 4. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Overcoming Anxiety

Rapids Family Health Team offering a 6-week series(2-hour group session) that provides you tools to help you manage overwhelming anxiety. 1150 Pontiac Dr., 1:30 p.m. Ask primary care provider for a referral. For more, call 519-339-8949

 

Pasta Fest

Sarnia Community Foundation presents a Pasta Fest at the Dante Club, 1330 London Rd., 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Includes salad, focaccia bread, penne pasta with meatballs. Cost $15. Tickets available at door or by calling 519-332-2588

 

Child Nutrition

Christine Gingerich discusses how food impacts learning, behaviour and mental wellness, and how to influence children’s health through nutrition. Free. P.E. McGibbon Public School, 217 Russell St. S., 6:30 p.m. For more and to RSVP, visit www.facebook.com/comingalivenutrition

 

 

Friday, Sept. 21

 

Charity Event

An evening to raise money and awareness for Pathways Health Centre for Children ,at the Sarnia Golf & Curling Club. Meal includes lobster, shrimp, lamb, prime rib, salmon, etc. Tickets $1,000 per person. Cocktails 6:30 p.m., dinner 7 p.m. For details or tickets, call 519-541-0684 or email 1000dollarplatedinner@gmail.com

 

Sisters of Soul Concert

Concert featuring Sisters of Soul including an appearance by Penelope Pritchard. Camlachie United Church, 6784 Camlachie Rd., 7:30 p.m. Cost is $15 for adults, $8 for students, free for kids under 12. Light refreshments after show. For advance tickets, call 519-899-4720 or Shirley at 519-491-2517 or Lynn at 519-491-6553. For more, visit www.camlachieunited.ca

 

Film and Discussion

The Sexual Assault Survivors’ Centre Sarnia-Lambton hosting public viewing of HBO’s “The Tale” at Sarnia Library Theatre, 124 Christina St. S., 7 p.m. Discussion panel to follow. Free event, donations accepted for SASCSL. For more, call 519-337-3154

 

Legally Blonde

Theatre Sarnia’s production of Legally Blonde opens at the Imperial Theatre. Also on Sept. 22 and Sept. 26-29 at 7:30 p.m. with a 2 p.m. matinee on Sept. 23. For tickets, visit www.imperialtheatre.net

 

Saturday, Sept. 22

 

Aquarium Society Auction

Sarnia Aquarium Society holds their Annual Auction featuring thousands of fish and related items. Sarnia Christian School gym, 1273 Exmouth St., doors open at 9:30 a.m., auction at 11 a.m. For more, call Jack VanderAa at 519-542-8282 or Bob Nicol at 519-331-0568

 

Fabric Sale

Rayjon hosting a fabric sale of cottons, flannelettes, threads and notions, carry-ons for machines and quilting bags. Sacred Heart Church, 1465 Lecaron Ave., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more, contact Dianne McKillican at 519-862-1963 or www.rayjon.org

 

Hiking

The Lambton Outdoor Club is hiking at the Lorne Henderson Conservation Area. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

Sunday, Sept. 23

 

Kidney Walk

The Kidney Foundation’s Kidney Walks raises funds for research, vital programs, and services that support people with kidney disease. Canatara Park Kiwanis Pavilion, 9 a.m. For more, visit www.kidneywalk.ca or call Elaine Hayter at 519-344-3462

 

Stamp Club

Sarnia Stamp Clubs holds first meeting at the club’s new location, Alexander Mackenzie Secondary School cafeteria, 1275 Michigan Ave. Meetings are 4th Sunday of every month. All welcome. For more, visit www.sarniastampclub.com or contact sarniastampclub@cogeco.ca

 

Fall Hymn Sing

Fall Hymn Sing at Huron Baptist Church, 1285 Michigan Ave., 6:30 p.m. Food and fellowship to follow. For more, visit www.huronbaptistchurch.org

 

Cycling

The Lambton Outdoor Club is cycling from Sarnia to Bright’s Grove. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

Monday, Sept. 24

 

Tai Chi

New classes starting at St. Giles Church. Mondays and Thursdays, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Call 519-344-7063 for more info.

 

Lambton Wildlife

Graduate student Tanya Fendler speaks about the ecology of Lake Sturgeon. Hosted by Lambton Wildlife. YMCA Careers and Learning Centre, 660 Oakdale Ave., refreshments and social gathering at 7 p.m., information at 7:30 p.m. Free, all welcome. For more, visit www.lambtonwildlife.com

 

Tuesday, Sept. 25

 

Bone Health

Information session by Twin Bridges NPLC provides understanding on the importance of bone health, with preventative lifestyle strategies through nutrition and physical activity. 153 Christina St. S., 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Wednesday, Sept. 26

 

Seaway Sounds Guest Night

Seaway Sounds 4-part a capella chorus holds a guest night at All Saints Anglican Church, 148 Vidal St. N. (use rear entrance). For more, call Kelly at 519-383-5582

 

Parkinson’s Support Group

Sarnia-Lambton Parkinson’s Support Group begins the fall season with a potluck supper at Clearwater Arena lower east meeting room, 1400 Wellington St., 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. People living with Parkinson’s and care partners welcome. Bring salad or dessert if able. New attendees welcome. For more, call 519-337-5330

 

Cooking Class

Gluten-free and vegan cooking class at the Strangway Centre, 260 East St. N., instructed by Chef Paresh Thakkar. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Cost, $50 for non-members for non-members of Strangway Centre. To register, call 519-332-0656

 

Fall Bingo

Bingo at the Strangway Centre, 260 East. St. N., 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Cost, $5 for non-members of the Strangway Centre. Includes refreshments and cards. To register, call 519-332-0656

 

Thursday, Sept. 27

 

Paint Party

IODE Errol Egremont holds a “Paint Like a Comedian” paint party and bake sale at Sarnia Riding Club, 980 Riding Club Ln., registration 6:30 p.m., event 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets $45. Proceeds to “Do it for Sarnia” mental health campaign. For tickets, call Linda at 519-381-5688 or Georgette at 519-336-5535

 

Slow View Tour

Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery’s Slow View tour of the exhibition “Jaime Angelopoulos” allows the mind to settle on one work and rediscover joy of looking at art. 147 Lochiel St., 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Free, give what you can. Must register by calling 519-336-8127 ext. 3226

 

Turkey Bingo

Thanksgiving Turkey Bingo at Corunna Legion, 350 Albert St., doors open at 6 p.m., play at 7 p.m. 25 regular cards, 4 cards for $20, special game $2 per strip. First prize $1000 cash. For more, call 519-862-3200

 

Paint Party

IODE Errol Egremont hosting “Paint Like a Canadian” Paint Party and Bake Sale at the Sarnia Riding Club, 980 Riding Club Lane, registration 6:30 p.m., event 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets, $45, include art supplies and refreshments. Proceeds to “Do it for Sarnia” Mental Health. For tickets, call Linda at 519-381-5688 or Georgette at 519-336-5535

 

Candlelight Vigil

MADD Sarnia/Lambton holding a Candlelight Vigil and Dedication in remembrance of loved ones killed or injured by impaired driving. Held at new memorial bench in Centennial Park, 7 p.m. Light refreshments after. Rain or shine. RSVP by September 14th by contacting 519-339-9962 or office@maddsarnialambton.com

 

Saturday, Sept. 29

 

Art Under Glass

Fifth annual Art Under Glass Lambton is a two-day event featuring artists in painting, mixed media, photography, jewelry, pottery, and more. DeGroot’s Nurseries, 1840 London Line, Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission. Includes silent auction and BBQ. In support of Harmony for Youth. For more, call 519-331-6117

 

Hike

The Lambton Outdoor Club is hiking at Bickford Woods. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

Ballroom Dancing

The Sarnia Ballroom Dancing Club hosts a dance at the Sarnia Legion Hall, 286 Front St. N., 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Public welcome. $30 per couple. For more visit www.sarniaballroomdancingclub.ca

 

Sunday, Sept. 30

 

Cycling

The Lambton Outdoor Club is cycling from St. Thomas to Port Stanley. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

Beef Dinner

A Lunches for Learning fundraising dinner at Grace United Church, 990 Cathcart Blvd., 5 p.m. Includes roast beef and dessert. Advance tickets $16 adults, $17 at door, $8 youth 13-16, free for 12 and under. Tickets available at Grace United or by calling 519-542-1203. For more on LFL, contact 519-339-9763 or kferguson25@cogeco.ca

 

Monday, Oct.1

 

Distress Line Volunteers

A comprehensive training program offered for volunteers to assist with the Family Counselling Centre’s Distress Line program. 1086 Modeland Rd., 6:30 p.m. To register, call Donna or Sharon at 519-336-0120 ext. 251

 

Symphony Orchestra

International Symphony Orchestra holding auditions for the 2018-19 season at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian, 261 Christina St. N., 6:30 p.m. Also on Oct. 2, Room 60 of the Fine Arts Building at St. Clair County Community College, 323 Erie St., Port Huron. For more, contact Anne Brown at 810-984-8857, 519-337-7775 or iso@rivernet.net

 

Low Impact Exercise

West Lambton Community Health Centre’s free low impact exercise classes at the Centennial Park Flag Court, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Register at first class. For more, call 519-344-3017, ext. 259

 

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. Register at first class. For more, call 519-344-3017

 

Tuesday, Oct. 2

 

Women’s Fitness

A bootcamp-style fitness class including cardiovascular, strength and flexibility exercises. Suitable for most levels. Consult Primary Care Provider before participating. Offered by Twin Bridges NPLC, free. 153 Christina St. S. (use Front St. entrance), 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays until Oct. 30. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Evening Yoga

Free yoga program suitable for most levels. Offered by Twin Bridges NPLC, free. Bring your own mat. 153 Christina St. S. (use Front St. entrance), 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays until Oct. 30. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Lawrence House

“Raise a Stage,” a fundraiser for the Lawrence House Centre for the Arts at Olive’s Casual Cuisine, 1591 London Line, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Mike Stevens, founder of ArtsCan Circle, will speak, 7 p.m. Includes complimentary glass of champagne or wine, hors d’oeuvres, live music and door prizes. Tickets $35/person, available by calling 519-337-0507

 

Low Impact Exercise

West Lambton Community Health Centre’s free Low Impact Exercise classes at the Canatara Park Picnic Pavilion, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesdays. Register at first class. For more, call 519-344-3017, ext. 259

 

Brown Bag Lunch

Inn of the Good Shepherd’s 2nd annual Brown Bag Lunch at the Dante Club, 1330 London Rd., sponsored by Subway Sarnia. 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Lunch includes choice of sub, vegetables, fruit, cookie and a beverage for $10. Pickup only. Order at www.theinnsarnia.ca/events or call Dana at 519-344-1746, ext. 303

 

Wednesday, Oct. 3

 

Donor Clinics

Canadian Blood Services hosting a blood donor clinic at the Dante Club, 1330 London Rd., 2:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Also Oct. 9 at the Dante Club, same time, and Oct. 27 at Temple Baptist Church, 9 a.m. to 12 noon. For more, call Stephanie at 519-331-0764

 

Conquering Anxiety

Learn how to manage anxiety by changing thoughts, behaviours and your overall relationship with it. Includes facilitated discussions and practical relaxation techniques. 153 Christina St. S., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays until Oct. 24. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Concert Orchestra

Sarnia Concert Association presents the Toronto Concert Orchestra at the Imperial Theatre, 168 Christina St. N., 7:30 p.m. Tickets $40 adults, $25 for students, available at box office. For more, visit www.sarniaconcertassociation.ca

 

Ignite Sarnia

People give presentations using only 20 slides that advance every 15 seconds to make for a fun and fast five-minutes. Motto: enlighten us but make it quick. Alt Space, 136 Christina St. N., 7 p.m. For more, contact ignitesarnia@gmail.com

 

Curling Open House

The Sarnia Golf and Curling Club holds a curling open house and registration night, 500 Errol Rd. W., 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more, call 519-336-2201 ext. 234 or email proshop@sgcc.on.ca

 

Thursday, Oct. 4

 

Meditation

4-week session to teach the basics of various meditation practices and provide practical ways to increase mindfulness in everyday living. Offered by Twin Bridges NPLC, free. 153 Christina St. S., 12 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. Thursdays until Oct. 25. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Men’s Morning

Men’s coffee and social group at the Strangway Centre, 260 East St. N., 9 a.m. Light breakfast available for purchase. For more, call 519-332-0656

 

Shibashi

West Lambton Community Health Centre holding free Shibashi classes at Canatara Park Picnic Pavilion, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Also on October 11. Register at first class. For more, call 519-344-3017 ext. 259

 

Diabetes Cooking

“Healthy You” diabetes education and cooking class on healthy eating for prevention and management. Free. Includes education and cooking component. West Lambton Community Health Centre, 429 Exmouth St., 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. All skill levels welcome. To register, call 519-344-3017 ext. 259

 

Knitting Group

Knit hats and mittens to place on West Lambton Community Health Centre’s Christmas Tree to give to those in need. Accepting donations of yarn and knitting supplies. All welcome. 429 Exmouth St., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Thursdays. To register, call 519-344-3017 ext. 259

 

Friday, Oct. 5

 

Chronic Pain Management

Informational and support group for individuals living with chronic pain. The sessions provide tools and resources to live mindfully, foster social supports and assist in living a quality life. 153 Christina St. S., 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Fridays until Oct. 26. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Seniors’ Social

West Lambton Community Health Centre hosts a Seniors’ Coffee Social Time every First Friday, 429 Exmouth St., 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Free. No registration required. For more, call 519-344-3017

 

Live Music

Missy & Dwayne perform live at Cheeky Monkey, 130 Christina St. N., 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Featuring art show and sale by Bill Walters. 38th Sarnia Pathfinders selling cookies. For more, call 519-332-0978

 

Saturday, Oct. 6

 

Paddling

The Lambton Outdoor Club is paddling the Sydenham River. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

Cycling

The Lambton Outdoor Club is cycling to Parks Blueberries. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

Tuesday, Oct. 8

 

Genealogy

Local historian and author Phil Egan discusses the U.S. Civil War 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. Call 519-383-0468 or email jdlk@bell.net

 

Wednesday, Oct. 10

 

Cycling

The Lambton Outdoor Club is cycling the Avoca Trail in Michigan. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

Heart Disease Group

Congenital heart disease meet and greet at Sarnia Cardiac Rehabilitation Centre, 460 Christina St. N., 7 p.m. to 8 p.m For more, call Shelley at 519-381-2474

 

Craving Change

Five-week “Craving Change” series to change your thinking, change your eating, change you. 460 Christina St. N., 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. To register, call 519-339-8949, ext. 157

 

Thursday, Oct. 11

 

Exploring Exploitation

Coalition Against Human Trafficking and Sexual Assault Survivors’ Centre holding a presentation on what makes a person vulnerable to being exploited. Chris Dawson Centre, 420 East St. N., large boardroom, 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. To reserve a spot, call Chantel at 519-337-3154

 

Friday, Oct. 12

 

Mudmen

Celtic rockers the Mudmen, featuring the Cambell Brothers of Alvinston, staging a concert at the Sarnia Library Theatre as part of their 20th anniversary Old Plaid Shirt tour. All ages event, 8 p.m., 124 Christina St. Tickets, $25 advance, $28 at the door, available at the Cheeky Monkey, 519-332-0978, and ticketscene.ca

 

Grief Support

Sarnia Beginning Experience holding a fall support group weekend for anyone widowed, separated or divorced and stuck in grief. October 12-14. For more, visit www.sarniabeginningexperience.org or call 519-337-1205

 

Garage Sale

At Central United Church, 220 George St., 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Includes fall and winter clothing, appliances, jewellery, toys, plants, furniture, and more. Items can be dropped off Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m or 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. For more, call 519-344-4561

 

Sunday, Oct. 14

 

Rayjon Trip

Rayjon holding an information session about a March Break Awareness Trip to either Haiti or the Dominican Republic. Grace United Church, 990 Cathcart Blvd., 1 p.m. Adults of all ages and teens aged 16-plud welcome. For more, call Bryce at 519-542-1542

 

Monday, Oct. 15

 

Chair Yoga

Yoga program suitable for most abilities. Free class offered by Twin Bridges NPLC. 153 Christina St. S. (use Front St. entrance), 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. or 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Mondays until Nov. 5. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Gentle Yoga

Introductory-level free yoga program for adults, suitable for most abilities. Offered by Twin Bridges NPLC. Bring your own mat. 153 Christina St. S. (use Front St. entrance), 12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays until Nov. 5. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Yoga

West Lambton Community Health Centre holds yoga classes at Laurel Lea St. Matthew’s Church, 837 Exmouth St., 1 p.m. Mondays until Nov. 19. To register, call 519-344-3017 ext. 259

 

Tuesday, Oct. 16

 

Cooking Class

“Eating Your Way to a Better Mood” is an interactive cooking class to teach general tips and tricks about the relationship of food and mood as well as the importance of various nutrients. Light food samples included. 153 Christina St. S. (use Front St. entrance), 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Art Bus Trip

Last day to purchase tickets for Gallery in the Grove’s bus trip to the Toledo Museum of Art on Nov. 1, leaving Sarnia at 8 a.m., arriving back at 6 p.m. Cost $75, includes bus, driver tip, guided tour, and glass blowing demonstration. For tickets and more, visit www.galleryinthegrove.com or call 519-869-4643

 

Thursday, Oct. 18

 

Adjusting to Motherhood

This session facilitated by a Registered Psychotherapist will discuss the “new normal” that parenthood brings, covering topics of adjusting expectations, how to recognize personal needs and tools for communication. 153 Christina St. S., 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Tuesday, Oct. 23

 

Being a Safe Support

A session highlighting the importance of being a safe support to someone experiencing mental health concerns. 153 Christina St. S., 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Making Baby Food

Also 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, call 519-344-3017, ext. 259

 

Friday, Oct. 26

 

Hot Soup/Cool Jazz

Enjoy live jazz performed by Brennan Williams Trio and choose from a selection of hot soups and artisan bread at Sarnia Community Foundation’s “Hot Soup/Cool Jazz”. Cash Bar. Tickets $25, available in advance at the SCF office or call 519-332-2588

 

Saturday, Oct. 27

 

Garage Sale

Garage sale featuring household items, gym equipment, furniture, and meat pies. Laurel Lea St. Matthew’s Church, 837 Exmouth St., 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. For more, call 519 337 7078 or email llsm@cogeco.net

 

Wednesday, Nov. 7

 

Donor Clinics

Canadian Blood Services hosting a blood donor clinic at the Dante Club, 1330 London Rd., 2:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Also Nov. 13 at the Dante Club, same time, and Nov. 17 at Temple Baptist Church, 9 a.m. to 12 noon. For more, call Stephanie at 519-331-0764

 

Tuesday, Nov. 13

 

Genealogy

Researchers Randy Evans and Tom Slater will speak 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. Call 519-383-0468 or email jdlk@bell.net

 

Wednesday, Dec. 5

 

Donor Clinics

Canadian Blood Services hosting a blood donor clinic at the Dante Club, 1330 London Rd., 2:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Also Dec. 11 at the Dante Club, same time, and Dec. 22 at Temple Baptist Church, 9 a.m. to 12 noon. For more, call Stephanie at 519-331-0764

 

Tuesday, Dec. 11

 

Genealogy

The Lambton County Branch of Ontario Genealogical Society hold its Christmas Gathering at the LDS Church, 1400 Murphy Rd., 7:30 p.m. Free & open to public. Call 519-383-0468 or email jdlk@bell.net

 

Wednesday, Jan. 2

 

Donor Clinics

Canadian Blood Services hosting a blood donor clinic at the Dante Club, 1330 London Rd., 2:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Also Jan. 8 at the Dante Club, same time, and Jan. 26 at Temple Baptist Church, 9 a.m. to 12 noon. For more, call Stephanie at 519-331-0764

 

Wednesday, Feb. 6

 

Donor Clinics

Canadian Blood Services hosting a blood donor clinic at the Dante Club, 1330 London Rd., 2:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Also Feb. 12 at the Dante Club, same time, and Feb. 23 at Temple Baptist Church, 9 a.m. to 12 noon. For more, call Stephanie at 519-331-0764

 

Wednesday, March 6

 

Donor Clinics

Canadian Blood Services hosting a blood donor clinic at the Dante Club, 1330 London Rd., 2:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Also March 12 at the Dante Club, same time, and March 23 at Temple Baptist Church, 9 a.m. to 12 noon. For more, call Stephanie at 519-331-0764