What’s happening: week of Dec. 6

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Thursday, Dec. 6

 

Memorial Service

A Christmas special service to remember and honour the lives of lost loved ones, at Bethel Church, 1565 London Line, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Contact office by Dec. 3 to get free Christmas ornament in honour of loved one. For more, call 519-542-7731

 

Knitting Group

Knit hats and mittens to place on the West Lambton Community Health Centre’s Christmas tree, to give to those in need. Accepting donations of completed hats and mittens, yarn and knitting supplies. All welcome. Monthly, every first Thursday. 429 Exmouth St., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. No registration required. For more, call 519-344-3017

 

Friday, Dec. 7

 

Live Music

Blackmore and Blackmore playing at zZas Pizza Bistro, 170 Christina St. N., 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more, call 519-491-2560

 

Compassion Fatigue

A session to learn the signs and symptoms of burnout and toll it takes on your health, whether caring for others in your personal or professional life. 153 Christina St. S., 110 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Nativity Walk

View over 300 nativity sets from different countries, accompanied by Christmas music. First Christian Reformed Church, 1106 Exmouth St., 1 p.m. to 9 p.m., and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. No entrance fee, free refreshments, accessible building. For more, call 519-336-8808

 

Vendor Sale

Harmony for Youth sale and show includes local trades, crafts, food, and more. Bayside Mall, 150 Christina St. N., 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Use Christina St. entrance. To be a vendor, contact 519-339-6610

 

Stress Management

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free stress management workshop. 1150 Pontiac Dr., 9:30 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Live Music

Live music dedicated to Canadian rock with Big Highway, featuring an art exhibit and sale by Bill Walters. Cheeky Monkey, 130 Christina St. N., 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more, call 519-332-0978

 

Senior’s Social Time

Meet new friends and learn about other free programs and services available at West Lambton Community Health Centre. 429 Exmouth St., 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Monthly, every first Friday. Free. No registration required. For more, call 519-344-3017

 

Lawrence House

The Lawrence House continues “Wrap it Up and Put a Bow on it” with Colin Graf on classical guitar from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Phyllis Humby as featured author. Complimentary gift wrapping in the Turret Room for purchases made downtown during that evening. 127 Christina St. S. For more, call 519-337-0507

 

Saturday, Dec. 8

 

Poultry Show

Sarnia Poultry & Pigeon Club holding a Poultry Show at DeGroot’s Nurseries, 1840 London Line, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free admission, donations welcome. For more, contact Gary at 519-336-5535 or garyhelmet@yahoo.ca, or visit the “Sarnia Poultry Pigeon and Pet Stock Association” Facebook page

 

Fun Runs

The Sarnia Roadrunners present 1, 3 and 5 km Fun Runs beginning at the start of Terry’s Loop in Canatara Park, 10 a.m. Bring a donation or canned goods for food bank. All runners and walkers welcome. For more, email sarniaroadrunners@gmail.com

 

Hiking

The Lambton Outdoor Club is hiking in the evening around Centennial Park to enjoy the Christmas Lights. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

Christmas Bazaar

St. George’s Ukrainian Catholic Church Christmas Bazaar featuring perogies, cabbage rolls, baking and more. 1055 Rosedale Ave., 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more, call 519-542-9903

 

Christmas Bazaar

Items for sale include artwork, baking, jewelry, home decor, woodworking, handcrafted items, cosmetics and more. Marshall Gowland Manor, 749 Devine St., 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more, call 519-336-3720

 

Live Music Fundraiser

Robb Sharp & Lit’l Chicago perform along with the River City Band at River City Vineyard, 260 Mitton St. N., 7 p.m. Tickets $20 in advance, $25 at door. Bring a can to support meals and food bank. For tickets, call 519-383-8463 or vineyard@rcv.org for more information

 

Greek Christmas Sale

A Christmas sale featuring Greek foods and baked goods at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 1299 Murphy Rd., 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. All are welcome. For more, call Mersina at 519-869-6137 or visit www.stdemetriossarnia.org

 

Sunday, Dec. 9

 

Christmas Carols

Sursum Corda Christian Male Chorus presenting Community Christmas Carol Sing at First Christian Reformed Church, 1105 Exmouth St., 6:30 p.m. Free admission, everyone welcome. For more, call Bert at 519-312-7727

 

Tuesday, Dec. 11

 

Hike

The Lambton Outdoor Club is going for an easy walk along the Suncor Nature Way. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

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, Dec. 12

Cooking class

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free cooking class “Healthy Holiday Baking”. 437 Colborne Dr., Corunna, 10 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Green Drinks

An informal gathering featuring Larry Cornelis and Brenda Lorenz leading a discussion on how trees communicate, how they live, what they feel and why it matters. Free. 100 Christina St. N., open 6:30 p.m., discussion at 7 p.m. For more, contact greendrinkssarnia@outlook.com

 

Friday, Dec. 14

 

Live Music Cafe

George Ayers will perform and Sisters of Soul host the Live Music Cafe at Foursquare Church, 207 Talfourd St., 7:30 p.m. Donations welcomed. For more, contact Fran at 1voice2sing@gmail.com

 

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. For more, call 519-344-3017

 

Christmas Concert

Missy Burgess and Jen Brace will play a collection of traditional and modern Christmas songs. Lawrence House, 127 Christina St. S., 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Also on Sunday, Dec. 16 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are $10, available at the Lawrence House, www.lawrencehouse.ca, or by calling 519-337-0507

 

Saturday, Dec. 15

 

Mixed Dart Tournament

Alf Hughes Memorial Mixed Dart Tournament at Corunna Legion, 350 Albert St., registration from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m., play at 11 a.m. $5 per event. Food available. Accessible building. All welcome. For more, call 519-862-1240

 

Book Launch

Book Launch of “Everly Street” by Grace McCormack, a 14-year-old first-time author. Sarnia Humane Society, 131 Exmouth St., 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. For more, call 519-869-8687

 

Sunday, Dec. 16

 

Christmas Hymn Sing

Christmas Hymn Sing at Huron Baptist Church, 1285 Michigan Ave., 6:30 p.m. Food and fellowship to follow. For more, call 519-542-4581

 

Tuesday, Dec. 18

 

Trail Walk

The Lambton Outdoor Club going for an easy walk on the Blackwell Trails. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Thursday, Jan. 17

 

Improving 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

 

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

 

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