What’s happening: week of Dec. 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

 

Wednesday, Dec. 19

 

Open House

Rapids Family Health Team and Bluewater Health’s first monthly open house to help individuals find the right mental health and addication services. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Rapids FHT Community Teaching Kitchen, 460 Christina St., N. (back entrance at Maxwell Street). Free refreshments, free Naloxone kits. For more, contact Cynthia at 519-339-8949 or cmccoleman@rapidsfhteam.ca

 

Monday, Dec. 24

 

Christmas Service

St. Paul’s United Church holding a Christmas Eve Service, 360 Devine St., doors open at 7 p.m., Service of Celebration at 7:30 p.m. All welcome. For more, call 519-337-6312 or visit www.facebook.com/SarniaStPaulsUnitedChurch

 

Christmas Service

A Christmas Service with children in mind at Trinity Anglican Church, 1194 Murphy Rd., 4 p.m. Celebrate with songs, drama, communion, and birthday cake. For more, call 519-542-9261

 

Christmas Service

St. Luke’s United Church holding a family friendly service. Children and young at heart invited to bring a stuffed animal to temporarily place at the manger during the service. 350 Indian Rd. S., 6:30 p.m. For more, call 519-344-1781

 

Monday, Dec. 31

 

New Year’s Eve Gala

Big Brothers Big Sisters “Black & Bling Fling” at the Dante Club featuring prime rib dinner and wine, midnight pizza, party favours and JD Diskreet. 1330 London Rd., Tickets $125, or reserved tables of eight, at the office or by calling 519-336-0460 or email sarnia@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca

 

New Year’s Dinner

Sarnia Legion holding a New Year’s Dinner and Dance to ring in 2019. 286 Front St. N., social hour at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m., dance at 9 p.m. Music by the Sarnia Kitchen Party Band. Tickets $45 per person, $20 dance only, available at Club Room bar. For more, call 519-336-2841

 

Tuesday, Jan. 1

 

Resolution Run

The Sarnia Roadrunners’ annual 5 km Resolution Run starts at the Animal Farm in Canatara Park, 1 p.m. Cost $10. No pre-registration required. Participants receive a finishers’ medal and refreshments. For more, email sarniaroadrunners@gmail.com

 

Wednesday, Jan. 2

 

Donor Clinic

Canadian Blood Services hosting a blood donor clinic at the Dante Club, 1330 London Rd., 2:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. For more, call Stephanie at 519-331-0764

 

Thursday, Jan. 3

 

Diabetes Cooking

West Lambton Community Health Centre holding free Diabetes Education & Cooking Class led by a registered dietitian. Current topic vegetarian. All skill levels welcome. 429 Exmouth St., 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. To register, 519-344-3017, ext. 259

 

Friday, Jan. 4

 

Goal Setting

An interactive session to start 2019 with clear intentions and ability to set goals for the year. Hosted by Twin Bridges NPLC.153 Christina St. S., 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Seniors Coffee

West Lambton Community Health Centre hosts a seniors coffee and board games day each First Friday of the month. 429 Exmouth St., 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Free. No registration required. For more, call 519-344-3017

 

Sunday, Jan. 6

 

Tai Chi

Lean how Tai Chi can improve health during introduction to the FLK Taoist Tai Chi arts. Lochiel Kiwanis Centre, 180 College Ave. N., 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Also on Jan. 7, Camlachie Community Centre, 6767 Camlachie Rd., 7 p.m., and Jan. 8, St. Andrew’s Presbyterian, 437 Colborne Dr., 6:30 p.m. For more, call 519-344-0346

 

Monday, Jan. 7

 

Chair Yoga

Free yoga program suitable for most abilities, offered by Twin Bridges NPLC. 153 Christina St. S. (use Front Street entrance). Mondays until Jan. 28 at 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., or 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Wednesdays until Jan. 30, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. 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 Jan. 28. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Dance Lessons

Sarnia Ballroom Dancing Club begins a winter session of ballroom dance lessons including foxtrot and samba, and cha cha and quickstep. For more, visit www.sarniaballroomdancingclub.ca

 

Healthy Eating

Rapids Family Health Team offering a 4-week, 2-hour group session to help make permanent healthier lifestyle changes. 1150 Pontiac Dr., 1:30 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Meditation

To help increase self-esteem, improve concentration, lower blood pressure and reduce stress. West Lambton Community Health Centre, 429 Exmouth St.. Mondays at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. Free. To register, call 519-344-3017 ext. 237

 

Tuesday, Jan. 8

 

Donor Clinic

Canadian Blood Services hosting a blood donor clinic at the Dante Club, 1330 London Rd., 2:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. For more, call Stephanie at 519-331-0764

 

Women’s Fitness

Bootcamp-style fitness class includes cardiovascular, strength and flexibility exercises, suitable for most levels. Consult Primary Care Provider first. 153 Christina St. S., use Front Street entrance, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays until Jan. 29. Free. Offered by Twin Bridges NPLC. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Adult Yoga

Free yoga program suitable for most levels. 153 Christina St. S., use Front St. entrance, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays until Jan. 29. Bring your own mat. Offered by Twin Bridges NPLC. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Bridges to Change

Four-week program to help understand the ‘why’ of eating behaviours. Sessions explore problematic eating patterns and provide healthy solutions to transform your relationship to food. Facilitated by Registered Social Worker. 153 Christina St. S., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays until Jan. 29. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Living With Diabetes

Rapids Family Health Team offering a 2-hour group session that provides a general overview of how to live well with diabetes. 1150 Pontiac Dr., and 233 Cameron St., Corunna, 9:30 a.m. Also on Jan. 10, 233 Cameron St., 1:30 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Wednesday, Jan. 9

 

Cooking Class

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free cooking class “Solutions to Your New Year’s Resolutions.” 1150 Pontiac Dr., 1:30 p.m. Also on Jan. 10 at 9:30 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Diabetes Prevention

Rapids Family Health Team offering a 12-week program for people at risk of developing diabetes. 460 Christina St. N., 6 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Thursday, Jan. 10

 

Meditation

Free four-week session teaches the basics of meditation practices and provides practical ways to increase mindfulness in everyday living. Offered by Twin Bridges NPLC. 153 Christina St. S., 12 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. Wednesdays until Jan. 31. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Thursday, Jan. 10

 

Anger Management

Identify your anger triggers and patterns and practice positive and effective anger management skills. West Lambton Community Health Centre, 429 Exmouth St., 6 p.m. Tuesdays until February 28. To register, call 519-344-3017, ext. 237

 

Friday, Jan. 11

 

Self-Compassion

A weekly program to create a kinder, more compassionate relationship with yourself. Session include information, personal reflection and group discussion to support emotional resilience and well-being. 153 Christina St. S., 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Fridays until Jan. 25. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Giant Book Sale

Rotary Club of Sarnia Bluewaterland’s annual three-day sale with up to 30,000 books available at the Bayside Centre, George Street entrance. All books $1 or $2. Fill a bag for $5. Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more, call Camilla at 519-908-9508 or John at 519-542-1065.

 

Souper Lunch

Prepare two nutritious soups at West Lambton Community Health Centre’s “Souper Lunch Friday.” Bring containers to take soup home. St. Luke’s United Church, 350 Indian Rd. S., 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Monthly, every second Friday. Free. No registration required. Free. For more, call 519-344-3017

 

Tuesday, Jan. 15

 

Nutrition Program

A free interactive program by Twin Bridges NPLC to teach basics of reading and interpreting Nutrition Facts. 153 Christina St. S., 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Thursday, Jan. 17

 

Self-Esteem

Two-part series to explore what self-esteem is and how it affects one’s life. Sessions provide practical resources in how to foster healthy self-esteem to help make 2019 a positive and healthy year. Facilitated by Registered Psychotherapist. 153 Christina St. S., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 17 and 24. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Label Reading

A free one-hour class designed to increase knowledge and ability to read and interpret nutrition facts tables, nutrition claims and ingredient lists. West Lambton Community Health Centre, 429 Exmouth St., 1:30 p.m. To register, call 519-344-3017, ext. 259

 

Wednesday, Jan. 23

 

Living With Diabetes

Rapids Family Health Team offering a 2-hour group session that provides a general overview of how to live well with diabetes. 1150 Pontiac Dr., 1:30 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Friday, Jan. 25

 

Weight Loss Support

West Lambton Community Health Centre holds “Waist Away Support Group” with a registered dietitian and group of peers. 429 Exmouth St., 10:30 a.m. Monthly, every fourth Friday. To register for this free program, 519-344-3017, ext. 259

 

Saturday, Jan. 26

 

Twenties Gala

Noelle’s Gift holds a Roarin’ Twenties Gala at the Dante Club, 1330 London Rd., doors open at 5:30 p.m. Riverboat Casino open from 5:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. Includes silent auction, live auction, hors d’oeuvres, and more. $125 per ticket. To register, visit www.noellesgift.ca/events or Noelle’s Gift on Facebook

 

Donor Clinics

Canadian Blood Services hosting a blood donor clinic at Temple Baptist Church, 9 a.m. to 12 noon. For more, call Stephanie at 519-331-0764

 

Monday, Jan. 28

 

Teen Cuisine

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free cooking class for teens ages 13+. 460 Christina St. N. (use back entrance), 4 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Tuesday, Jan. 29

 

Cooking Class

A free hands-on cooking class offered by Twin Bridges NPLC. Explore the convenience and versatility of soup in time for National Soup Day. 153 Christina St. S. (use Front St. entrance), 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Wednesday, Jan. 30

 

MS Pizza Fest

The 24th annual MS Pizza Fest includes live music and pizza donated by local pizzerias. Sarnia Legion, 286 Front St. N., 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tickets $10, provides 4 slices of pizza. All welcome. All proceeds to MS Society of Canada Southwestern Ontario Chapter. For tickets, contact 519-680-7878 or info.southwest@mssociety.ca

 

Saturday, Feb. 2

Trivia

A trivia night in support of the CNIB and the visually impaired will be held at the Sarnia Legion Hall, 286 Front St. N. 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. $30 a person, with tables of eight available. Tax receipt included. For more, call Turner Moore CPAs at 519-344-1271

 

Wednesday, Feb. 6

 

Donor Clinic

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