What’s Happening, Week of April 17

WHAT’S HAPPENING

 

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 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.

 

Business After 5

Business meet and greet at the Point Edward casino with group sales table and other special events. 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. $10 fee, free to Chamber of Commerce Members.

 

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.

 Tuesday, April 22

Earth Day Yoga

An outdoor Earth Day yoga event will be held in the yard overlooking the St. Clair River at the Seaway Centre, 155 Front St. N., 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m., and 5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. All levels welcome. A $5 donation for tree planting appreciated. To reserve a spot call 519-491-7949. For more, visit www.innerdawnyoga.com.

 Wednesday, April 23

Kidney donation

Renal transplant staff from London Health Science Centre will present an information session for anyone interested in living organ donation or waiting for a transplant, Bluewater Health, 2nd floor Auditorium, 6:30 p.m. Register by calling 519-344-3462 or email ehayter@kidney.on.ca

 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.

Organ concert

Sarnia organist and keyboardist Ollie Case will present a concert celebrating his 50th year of performing, at Laurel Lea St. Matthew’s Presbyterian Church, Exmouth and Melrose streets, starting at 7:30 p.m. Tickets, $20, available by calling 519- 337-7078, or emailing llsm@cogeco.net

 Saturday, April 26

Military Service Book

Assistance provided for anyone needing help with the paperwork and photos needed for the Ontario Command of the Royal Canadian Legion’s Military Service Recognition Book. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Branch 62 Legion Hall on Front Street. For more, contact Scott Elliott at branch62servicebook@gmail.com

Church clothing sale

Children’s clothing from infants to teens, footwear, maternity wear, toys, games, CDs, etc. will be on sale, with proceeds to Christian Temple Academy. Salvation Army Gymnasium, 970 Confederation Street, 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon. For more, go to www.templechristianacademy.ca

Film Festival

The Sarnia Justice Film Festival present Chasing Ice, the story of one photographer’s attempt to chronicle the impact of climate change, at the Sarnia Library Theatre, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Admission free, but donations welcome. For more, contact justicefilm@sympatico.ca.

International Symphony

The orchestra’s season finale at the Imperial Theatre will feature a selection of music from ‘Around the World,’ including works by Grieg, Enesco and Canadian composer Michael Conway Baker. 7:30 p.m. Tickets, $33 adults, $12 students, available at the Symphony Office, 225 Davis St., or by calling 519-337-7775

Church workshop

Glen Soderholm will give a free workshop on worship and daily life at Paterson Memorial Presbyterian Church, 120 Russell St. South, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. A pasta dinner follows at 5:00 p.m. for $10. Soderholm will perform an Easter Concert at 7:00 p.m. Get tickets, $10, by calling the church at 519-344-6422.

Shred-It day

Sarnia Police are hosting their annual “Shred It” day in the Wal-Mart parking lot, 1444 Quinn Drive, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Everyone is welcome to bring personal and confidential documents and paperwork for free shredding.

Easter Concert

Songwriter and musician Glen Soderholm will perform at Paterson Memorial Presbyterian Church, 120 Russell St. South, 7 p.m., tickets $10. Free workshop at 2 p.m. and pasta dinner ($10) at 5 p.m.  For tickets call 519-344-6422 or patersonch@cogeco.net