WHAT’S HAPPENING, Week of April 24

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 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

Celtic Evening

The 15th annual evening of traditional Irish dance and Celtic entertainment from the Sarnia School of Irish Dance at the Imperial Theatre, starting at 7 p.m. Tickets, $14 adults, $12 seniors and children, available at theatre box office. For more, call Mairin at 519-336-9985 or www.wix.com/sarniaschoolofirishd/ance

 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

Fish Fry

The Harley Owners Group is sponsoring a fish fry for charity at the Royal Canadian Navy Club, 1420 Lougar St. in Sarnia.. Proceeds support Inn of the Good Shepard and Haven House. Doors open 5 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. Tickets, $18, at Motorsport HD and the Navy Club. For more, call Ian at 519-381-7071.

Sunday, April 27

Dofasco Male Choir

Performs at Central United Church, corner of Brock and George streets at 7:30 p.m.  Proceeds to local and global charities. Tickets $10 advance; $12 at the door, available at Central United, 519-344-4561, and at Central Baptist, St. Andrew’s Presbyterian and All Saints’ Anglican.

Student art show

Fast Forward features paintings, drawings, prints and sculpture from local senior high school students at Gallery in the Grove. Grand opening 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Exhibition runs to May 24. For more, call 519-869-4643 or visit www.galleryinthegrove.com

Live Jazz

An instrumental jazz show will be performed at Grace United Church by Glenn Parson, with Peter Hysen on bass, Sandy Mackay on drums and John Bond on vibes. 990 Cathcart Blvd, 3 p.m. Tickets, $15, available at church office. Proceeds to the church. For more, call 519-542-1203.

 Monday, April 28

Genealogy Workshop

County Archivist Heather Lavallee will explore resources available for researching marriage records. Mallroad Library, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. To register, please call the library at 519-542-2580.

Tuesday, April 29

Dave Dryden

Former NHL goalie Dave Dryden is guest speaker at the Sarnia-Lambton Golden K Kiwanis Club. Dryden is chairperson of Children Sleeping Around the World, a charity that distributes bedkits to children in developing countries. Lochiel Kiwanis Centre, 180 College Ave., at 9:30 a.m. For more, call 519-332-0073.

 Thursday, May 1

Human Trafficking

A day of community training for front-line service providers will be available at the Holiday Inn, with presentations from law enforcement, survivors, helpers and more, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are $55 and include lunch. For more, visit the Sexual Assault Survivors’ Centre Facebook page, or call 519-337-3154.

Centennial exhibition

An exhibit celebrating the 100th anniversary of Sarnia becoming a city, called

Sarnia: We Built This City, opens at the Lambton Heritage Museum in Grand Bend, Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., weekends and holidays 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Regular admission applies.  Visit www.lclmg.org or call 519-243-2600.