What’s happening: week of Feb. 14

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

 

Saturday, Feb. 16

 

Hike

The Lambton Outdoor Club is hiking at Bickford Woods. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

Vegan Wine & Cheese

Featuring local artisan vegan cheeses and meats and VQA vegan wines as well as a silent auction. The Gateway Room in St. Clair Corporate Centre, 265 Front St. N., 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. 19+ event. Cost $35. For tickets, visit www.sarniavegfest.com/shop

 

Film Screening

Sarnia Justice Film Festival continues 11th season with Recovery Boys, a film about opioid abuse. Sarnia Library, 124 Christina St. S., 7 p.m. Free, donations accepted. Discussion period with Tim van Bodegom, on his addiction and recovery, and Deb Cavanaugh, Westover Treatment Centre. For more, visit the Festival’s Facebook or Twitter page, or email justicefilmsarnia@gmail.com

 

Valentine’s Dance

Sarnia Ballroom Dancing Club holding a Valentine’s Dance at the Sarnia Legion, 286 Front St. N., 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. All welcome. Cost is $30 per couple. For more, visit www.sarniaballroomdancingclub.ca

 

Sunday, Feb. 17

 

Roast Beef Dinner

A Roast Beef Dinner with all the trimmings will be held at St. Bartholomew’s Church, 718 Cathcart Blvd, starting at 5 p.m. Tickets are $18 per person, available by calling 519-383-6933 or at the door.

 

Tuesday, Feb. 19

 

Cooking Class

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free cooking class “Eat Heart Smart.” 437 Colborne St., Corunna, 9:30 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

 

Chase The Ace

The Kidney Foundation offering ‘Chase the Ace’ each Tuesday at the Twisted Arm Bar and Grill, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., 1249 London Rd. All proceeds to the Foundation. No need to be present to win. Tickets, $2, available at Foundation office only, 546 Christina St. For more, call 519-344-3462


Wednesday, Feb. 20

 

Horticultural Society

Ryan Slyzuk will discuss ‘Organic Gardening’ at a meeting of the Sarnia Horticultural Society. DeGroot’s Nurseries Green Room, 1840 London Line, 7 p.m. Everyone welcome. Free admission. For more, call Barb at 519-332-5837

 

Open House

Rapids Family Health Team and Bluewater Health host a free open house to connect individuals dealing with mental health and/or addictions with local resources. Free refreshments and Naloxone kits available. 460 Christina St. N., 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. All are welcome. For more, call 519-339-8949

 

Friday, Feb. 22

 

Weight Loss Support

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

 

Pastalicious

Sample pizza, pasta dishes and desserts prepared by local restaurants and caterers at Pastalicious, a fundraiser for the Kidney Foundation. Dante Club, 1330 London Rd., seatings at 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Tickets, $15, includes a non-alcoholic drink. For tickets or info, call 519-344-3462 or email elaine.hayter@kidney.ca

 

Dinner & Concert

St. Giles and Paterson Memorial churches host a ham dinner and concert fundraiser for clean water initiatives, featuring the Georgian Singers, Off the Trax and St. Giles Choir. 770 Lakeshore Rd., dinner 6 p.m., concert 7:30 p.m., Tickets, $25 adults, $10 under 12, available at 519-542-2253 or 519-344-6422

 

Human Trafficking

Sexual Assault Survivors’ Centre hosting a human trafficking awareness day at the Holiday Inn, 498 Venetian Blvd. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets, $65, lunch included, can be purchased at Eventbrite – sexual assault survivors’ centre sarnia-lambton

 

Saturday, Feb. 23

 

Hike

The Lambton Outdoor Club hiking at the Lorne Henderson Conservation Area. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

Coldest Night

Second annual Coldest Night of the Year walk in support of Neighbourlink Sarnia-Lambton and its services. At Sarnia Christian School, 1273 Exmouth St., 2,4 and 10K routes. Registration 4 p.m., ceremonies 5 p.m., walk 5:15 p.m. Light meal served. For more, visit cnoy.org/location/sarnia

 

Card Making

Two card-making classes offered at the Point Edward Library, 220 Michigan Ave., 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Cost is $10, covers supplies to make 2 cards. To book a spot, call 519-336-3291

 

Symphony Orchestra

International Symphony Orchestra presents family-friendly concert “Night Dreams and Dances” at the Imperial Theatre, 168 Christina St. N., 7:30 p.m. Cost is $36 adults, $34 seniors, $12 students, free for ages 14 and under accompanied by adult, with surcharge. For more, contact Anthony at 519-337-7775

 

Sunday, Feb. 24

 

Roast Pork Dinner

A roast pork dinner with veggies, potatoes, fresh bread and desserts in support of Lunches 4 Learning, at Grace United Church, 990 Cathcart Blvd., at 5 p.m. Tickets, $17 adults at the door, $8 ages 13-16, under 12 free, available at the office or by calling Pauline at 519-339-9763

 

Monday, Feb. 25

 

Teen Cuisine

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

 

Tuesday, Feb. 26

 

Cooking Class

An interactive cooking program facilitated by a Registered Dietitian with strategies to reduce salt intake without compromising flavour. 153 Christina St. S. (Front Street entrance), 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Balance & Bone Health

Rapids Family Health Team offering a 5-week class of education and exercise to improve overall balance and bone health. Thompson Gardens, 198 Beckwith St., Corunna, 9:30 a.m. All are welcome. Pre-registration required by calling 519-339-8949

 

Friday, March 1

 

World Prayer Day

St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church is hosting the 2019 World Day of Prayer on Friday at 2 p.m. written by women of Slovenia. Other participating city churches include Our Lady of Mercy Roman Catholic, Central United, Central Baptist, St. Andrew’s Presbyterian, All Saints Anglican and St. Clair United. For more, call 519-869-2017

 

World Prayer Day

World Day of Prayer service, written by women of Slovenia, offered at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Mooretown, at 1:30 p.m. For more, call 226-468-3338

 

Saturday, March 2

 

Book & Bake Sale

At Paterson Memorial Church, featuring books, baked goods, jewelry and gently used children’s clothing. 9 a.m. to 12 noon., 120 Russell St. S., For more call 519-344-6422 or email mrawson1@cogeco.ca

 

Cross Canada Grandpas

A presentation about an epic 80-day coast-to-coast bicycle ride. Free event, donations to the Hospice or BWH Music Therapy accepted. Trinity Church, 1194 Murphy Rd., 7 p.m. For more, call Mike at 519-312-3030

 

Live Music

Noise Pollution performing at the Cheeky Monkey as part of First Friday, 130 Christina St. N., 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more, visit www.cheekymonkeysarnia.ca

 

Discovery Day

The Professional Engineers of Ontario hosting an “Engineering Discovery Day” at the Lambton Mall, featuring hands-on activities for children such as making slime, building a bridge and a button-making booth. Free, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more, visit Lambton.peo.on.ca and click “Discovery Day”

 

Sunday, March 3

 

Mariners’ Service

St. Paul’s Anglican Church holding its annual Mariners’ Service featuring James Forsythe, retired Canadian Coast Guard Director. 210 Michigan Ave., 10 a.m. Refreshments following service. For more, call 519-337-2811

 

Monday, March 4

 

Chair Yoga

Twin Bridges NPLC offering free yoga program suitable for most abilities using chairs for support. Mondays until March 25, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. or 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., and Wednesdays until March 27, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. 153 Christina St. S. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Gentle Yoga

An introductory-level yoga program for adults suitable for most abilities. Offered by Twin Bridges NPLC. Free. Bring your own mat. 153 Christina St. S., 12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays until March 25. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Travel Group

A new travel discussion group has formed for experienced or hopeful travellers to share their experiences and information about travel in an informal setting. Coffee Lodge, 400 Exmouth St., 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Meets first Monday of the month. For more, call 519-491-8163

 

Tuesday, March 5

 

Women’s Fitness

Free bootcamp-style fitness class that includes cardiovascular, strength and flexibility exercises. Suitable for most levels. Consult Primary Care Provider before participating. Offered by Twin Bridges NPLC. 153 Christina St. S. (Front Street entrance), 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays until March 26. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Yoga

Free yoga program for adults suitable for most levels, offered by Twin Bridges NPLC. Bring your own mat. 153 Christina St. S. (Front Street entrance), 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays until March 26. Register at http://www.tbnplc.com

 

Pancake Lunch

At St. Andrew’s Church, featuring pancakes, sausage, dessert and coffee or tea. 261 Christina St. N., $7, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For more, call 519-332-2662 or email sapc.sarnia@bellnet.ca

 

Pancake Supper

At Camlachie United Church, 56th annual pancake and sausage supper. All you can eat, including coffee, tea and dessert. 6784 Camlachie Road, 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. $9 adults, $5 ages 6-10, under 5 is free. Take out available. For more call 519-899-4720 or visit http://www.camlachieunited.ca

 

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

 

Violin Concert

Sarnia Concert Association presents virtuoso violinist Karl Stobbe at the Imperial Theatre, 168 Christina St. N., 7:30 p.m. Tickets $40 adults, $25 students, available at the box office. For more, call 519-344-7469 or visit www.sarniaconcertassociation.ca

 

Mindful Living

A four-week session offered by Twin Bridges NPLC to share topics and strategies that relate to mindfulness in everyday life. 153 Christina St. S. (Front St. entrance), 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Wednesdays until March 27. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Thursday, March 7

 

Meditation

A free four-week session designed for individuals with an established meditation practice interested in meeting in a group setting for guided meditation. 153 Christina St. S. (Front St. entrance), 12 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. Thursdays until March 28. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Tuesday, March 12

 

The history of train transportation will be discussed at a meeting of the Lambton County Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society. Free, all welcome. 7:30 p.m. LDS Church, 1400 Murphy Road. For more, contact Janet at 519-383-0468 or jdlk@bell.net

 

Improving Assertiveness

A session to explore the importance of assertiveness and provide practical ways to make changes. 153 Christina St. S., 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Alternative Proteins

An interactive cooking class with a Registered Dietitian to discover alternate protein options that are loaded with flavour. Basic information provided on vegetarian, vegan and “flexitarian” diet choices. 153 Christina St. S. (Front St. entrance), 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Saturday, March 16

 

Hike

The Lambton Outdoor Club hiking at the A. W. Campbell Conservation Area. For more information, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

Wednesday, March 20

 

Finding Balance

A session with a Registered Social Worker to explore the concept of balance as an ongoing process in one’s life. 153 Christina St. S., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Ham Supper

Ham and Scalloped Potato Supper at London Road West United Church, 2092 London Line, two sittings at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. Cost$14 adults, $5 ages 5 to 12, and free for children under 5. Takeout available. For tickets, call Susan at 519-869-6281

 

Saturday, March 23

 

Film Screening

The Sarnia Justice Film Festival showing At the Fork, which examines how farm animals are raised for our consumption. Sarnia Library Theatre, 124 Christina St. S., 7 p.m. Free, donations accepted. For more, visit the Festival’s Facebook or Twitter page, or email justicefilmsarnia@gmail.com

 

Tuesday, March 26

 

Food Information

An information session with a Registered Dietitian during Nutrition month to look at ways food nourishes, inspires and unites us. Bring any food-related questions. 153 Christina St. S., 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Tuesday, April 9

 

How Penny McDonald & Beth Atchinson found their sister the topic at a meeting of the Lambton County Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society. Free, all welcome. 7:30 p.m. LDS Church, 1400 Murphy Road. For more, contact Janet at 519-383-0468 or jdlk@bell.net

 

Friday, April 12

 

Weekend Retreat

Sarnia Beginning Experience Spring Support Group host a three-day weekend retreat for divorced, separated and widowed persons. For more, call 519-344-4785 or visit www.sarniabeginningexperience.org

 

Saturday, April 13

 

Film Screening

The Sarnia Justice Film Festival showing Happening, a look at the dawn of the clean energy era as it creates jobs, turns profits, and makes communities stronger and healthier. Sarnia Library Theatre, 124 Christina St. S., 7 p.m. Free, donations accepted. For more, visit the Festival’s Facebook or Twitter page, or email justicefilmsarnia@gmail.com

 

Sunday, April 28

 

MS Walk

MS Society holds its annual Sarnia Mandarin MS Walk at Point Edward Community Hall, 210 Monk St., check-in at 8 a.m., walk at 10 a.m. Register at www.mssociety.ca/get-involved/special-events and contact Sarah at 1-888-510-7777, ext. 3306 or sarah.mooney@mssociety.ca for more

 

Saturday, May 11

 

Craft & Plants

Dunlop United Churchhost a craft fair and plant sale, including perennials, crafts, baking, refreshments, yard sale, used books, free coffee and prize draws. 757 Rosedale Ave., 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free admission. All welcome, wheelchair accessible. For more, contact 519-337-3061 ext. 22 or dunlopspringsale@gmail.com, or visit www.dunlopuc.ca

 

Tuesday, May 14

 

Stratford Festival

The Corunna United Church UCW organizing a bus trip to see “Billy Elliot” at the Stratford Festival. Cost is $140, includes transportation, play and dinner. For more, call Jill at 519-862-3517