What’s Happening, Week of April 10

What’s Happening events must be open to the public, of general public interest, 60 words or less, and received at least two weeks prior to the event.  Please include ticket prices, if any, and where to obtain more information. Email notices to info@thesarniajournal.ca.

Wednesday, April 9

Fashion Show

The arrival of spring brings a fashion show featuring clothes by Jockey Person to Person at Grace United Church, 990 Cathcart Blvd., at 7 p.m. Tickets, $10, include refreshments and chance at door prizes.  Proceeds to church fund. For more, Pauline Henderson-Ferguson, 519-339-9763 or kferguson25@cogeco.ca

Free Tax Clinic

The Canada Revenue Agency is holding a free tax clinic at the Sarnia Library on Christina Street, from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm.  The Community Volunteer Income Tax Program is designed for people

with low incomes and relatively simple tax situations. First come first served basis. Another clinic offered April 16.

Thursday, April 10

Audio-visual show

Four members of the Sarnia Photographic Club will show works from recent projects at the Sarnia Library Theatre, starting 7 p.m. Subjects include India, the Galapagos, Newfoundland and morning. Free will donations accepted for Sarnia-Lambton Parkinsons Support Group. For more call 519-337-4119, or wcoombes@cogeco.ca

Lunch and Learn

Three brief presentations to help young professionals will be offered over lunch at the Chamber of Commerce boardroom, 556 Christina St. N., from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost, $15, includes lunch. To register, call 519-336-2400 or visit sarnialambtonchamber.com.

Workplace Workshop

Workshop on how to build morale and lower absenteeism by creating a mentally healthy work environment. Lambton Public Health event at the Dante Club. Tickets, $99, available online at www.drduxbury-sarnia.eventbrite.ca. For more, call 519 344-2062 ext. 2142.

Friday, April 11

Benefit concert

Local band Painkiller Jane takes the stage, the fifth in a concert series benefitting Noelle’s Gift. Stoke’s Bay Grill and Bar, 485 Harbour Rd., starting 9:30 p.m. No cover charge. Jar available for donations to the cause.

Comedy Show

Good Night and May God Bless is a family-friendly tribute to comedian and clown Red Skelton, performed by Tom Mullica. The Imperial Theatre show is part of a 28-city Ontario tour.  Showtime 7 p.m. Tickets, $42, are available at the theatre Box Office. For more, 519-344-7469, imperialtheatre.net

Two-day Rummage Sale

Spring rummage and garage sale, Central United Church, corner of Brock and George, 12 noon to 2 p.m. on Friday, and 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday. Gently-used spring and summer clothing, jewellery, dishes and other household items, collectibles, books, small appliances, toys, craft table, knitting supplies, sporting goods, plants, with 100 volunteers participating.

Two-Day Rummage Sale

Spring rummage sale featuring gently-used clothing, household items and more organized by the United Church Women at Dunlop United Church, in the gym. From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, and 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday. All welcome. No admission charge. Enter off Hall Street parking lot.

Saturday, April 12

Ballroom Dancing

The Sarnia Ballroom Dancing Club is holding its spring dance at the Camlachie Community Hall, from 8 p.m. to 11 pm. All are welcome and first-timers get in free. Members $20 a couple, non-members $30 per couple. For more info visit www.sarniaballroomdancingclub.ca

Sunday, April 13

Easter in the Park, Corunna

Prizes, treats and a hunt for the Golden Egg begin at 1 p.m. sharp for children 12 and under in Cap Park, Corunna. Presented by the Optimist Club of Moore. Food and drinks provided by Junior Optimists at nominal cost. For more, contact Ron Skreptak, www.mooreoptimist.ca

CineSarnia

The film “The Lunchbox,” the story of a lunch delivered mistakenly to a lonely office worker, will be screened at the Sarnia Public Library theatre April 13 and 14, at 7:30 p.m. Rush seats available at 7:15 p.m. for $9.

Monday, April 14,

Toastmasters 50th

Sarnia Toastmasters, Club 3700, will mark its 50th anniversary with a special event at Stoke’s Bay, 485 Harbour Rd., from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The public is welcome. A lineup of notable speakers has been arranged.  Tickets are $10; space is limited. To request a ticket, contact the club at Sarniatm3700@gmail.com by April 6.

Organ Donation

Learn how to register to become an organ donar and hear about popular misconceptions about the program from Sarnia Organ Donor Awareness. Mallroad Library, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.  To register, call the library at 519-542-2580.

 

Wednesday, April 16

Leadership Simulcast

Designed for business community members to learn more about leadership, the simulcast features Whole Foods co-founder John Mackey, basketball legend Dick Vitale and conflict expert Christine Cashen. Lambton Inn, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Cost $30, including breakfast.

 

Art Therapy

Learn how art therapy can help you or your child from Jane Malloy. Bright’s Grove Library, 2618 Hamilton Rd., from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Pre-register by calling the library at 519-869-2351.

Weekly art demos

Each Wednesday until April 30 the Sarnia Artists Workshop will present an art demonstration by a member in the Community Room of the Superstore on London Road. Non-members welcome to attend two sessions. Cost is $3. For more, and a workshop supply list, visit www.sarniaartistsworkshop.com and click on programs.

Container Gardening

Learn how to create a container garden from greenhouse staff at Degroot’s Nurseries Green Room, 1840 London Line, at 7 p.m. Organized by the Sarnia Horticultural Society. Everyone welcome. For more, call 519-332-5837.

Friday, April 18

Easter Cantata

Musical performance featuring the Choir of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church and four soloists under the direction of organist Foster Hill. St. Andrew’s Church, 261 Christina St. N. 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wheelchair accessible. Free will offering. Use driveway entrance. For more, call 519-332-2662 or email sapc.sarnia@bellnet.ca

Fish Dinner

Everyone is welcome to attend a fish dinner at the St. Joseph’s Parish Centre in Corunna, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Adults, $17, Children under eight $8. Advance tickets only, by calling Butch at 519 862 3038, Nancy at 519 481 0337, Brian at 519 862 1044 or Gitte at 519 862 1837.

Saturday, April 19

Easter in the Park

Sarnia’s annual Easter celebrations get under way in Canatara Park at 9 a.m. at the Children’s Animal Farm, with the egg hunt and Easter Bunny visit at 10 a.m. Activities include inflatables, train rides, face painting and an Easter Craft station. Bring you basket. For more, call parks and rec at 519-332-0330.

 

Free Music Concert

Local bands Borderlite Trio, Virginia Plain and Erika & Sara play from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Cheeky Monkey during the 7th annual International Record Store Day, 130 Christina St. Exclusive releases, draws, giveaways. For more, visit www.cheekymonkeysarnia.ca or call 519-332-0978.

Benefit concert

A Team Sparling MS Bike fundraiser featuring food, prizes and live music by the local band Painkiller Jane at the Point Edward Serviceman’s Club on Michigan Avenue. 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Get tickets, $10, by calling 519-330-3004.

Thursday, April 24

Sustainability Conference

A free half-day conference to highlight the work being done in Sarnia-Lambton to make it a more sustainable community.  Copies of the 2014 Community Snapshot will be available. From 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lambton College Residence and Event Centre, 1485 London Road. For more information, contact Monica Shepley at 519-542-7751, ext. 3036.

Party for Charity

HollyRock is a Hollywood-themed charity event with free admission, food, cash bar, DJ and prizes. Metro Room at Jack Doyle’s. Sponsored by Fabien Jagoo & Associates. Proceeds to Cystic Fibrosis. 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. For more, call Shaun at 519-862-5903.

Friday, April 25

Weekend Pottery Show

Three-day Sarnia Lambton Potters’ Guild spring show and sale features handmade pottery by local artists.  Empty Bowls will also be available to support the Inn of the Good Shepherd and the Lambton College Food Bank. Degroot’s Nursery, 1840 London Line, Friday 10 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Sunday 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m. For more sarnialambtonpottersguild@yahoo.ca, or www.facebook.com/sarnialambtonpotters.