What’s Happening: week of Feb. 22

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

 

Thursday, Feb. 22

 

Lenten Organ Series

Central United Church’s six-week lenten organ series, a 30-minute, Thursday-at-noon performance features Dr. Wayne Carroll of St. Thomas. 12 p.m. 220 George St. All welcome, donation appreciated. For more, call Nancy at 519-869-2017

 

Gallery Tour

Slow view: Beside Myself, at the Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

 

Friday, Feb. 23

 

Weight Loss Support

Join a registered dietitian and a group of peers in a monthly weight loss support group. West Lambton Community Health Centre, 429 Exmouth St., 10:30 a.m. To register, call 519-344-3017, ext. 259

 

Symphony Orchestra

International Symphony Orchestra presents family friendly performances in “Beauty and the ‘Beats.” Imperial Theatre, 168 Christina St. N., 7:30 p.m. Cost $35 adults, $33 seniors, $12 students , free children 14 and under accompanied by adult. For more, call 519-332-6591

 

Saturday, Feb. 24

 

Coldest Night Walk

Coldest Night of the Year Walkathon is a family-friendly event in support of NeighbourLink Sarnia-Lambton, featuring 2K, 5K and 10K routes. Registration 4 p.m. at First Christian Reformed Church, 1105 Exmouth St.. For more, or to register, visit www.neighbourlinksarnia.org

 

Hike

Hike from the Children’s Animal Farm in Canatara Park to Rainbow Park. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

Monday, Feb. 26

 

Teen Cuisine

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free cooking class for Teens ages 13+. 1150 Pontiac Dr., 5 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Adult Book Club

At Point Edward Library, 10-11 a.m. (adult, drop-in). 419-336-3291

 

Mystery Book Club

At Sarnia Library, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. (adult, drop-in). Topic: Amish Mysteries.

 

Chair Yoga

The program is a gentle yoga sequence using chairs both seated and standing for additional support. Offered by Twin Bridges NPLC, free of charge. Lighthouse Community Church, 152 Parker St., 9:30 a.m. or 11 a.m. Mondays until March 26. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

 

Gentle Yoga

The program will be incorporating basic yoga poses through gentle sequences. Appropriate for most abilities. Offered by Twin Bridges NPLC, free of charge. Lighthouse Community Church, 152 Parker St., 12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays until March 26. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

 

Biomimicry

Lambton Wildlife hosts a presentation about biomimicry. Kimberly Gledhill will discuss applications that have been used to innovate a better world. Esso Careers and Learning Centre, 660 Oakdale Ave., 7:30 p.m. For more, call 519-312-9216

 

Beginning Experience

The non-profit organization Beginning Experience is offering Coping With Life Alone sessions beginning on Feb. 26. Also, a weekend retreat for people coping with grief from loss of a relationship due to separation, divorce, or widowhood, April 27-29. For more, call 519-337-1205 or visit www.sarniabeginningexperience.org

 

Tuesday, Feb. 27

 

Balance & Bone Health

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free 5 week education and exercise program on improving balance and bone health. Thompson Gardens, 198 Beckwith St., Corunna, 9:30 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Infant Nutrition

Two-week program with a Registered Dietitian. Information on infant nutrition guidelines and learn the ins and outs of making your own baby food. Recommended for those with babies 6-12 months. Offered by Twin Bridges NPLC. 109 Crawford St., 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Also on March 6. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

 

Wednesday, Feb. 28

 

Art & Ideas Talk

At the Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, 7-8:30 p.m. Part I: Nude, naked and in between, with Dr. Buj

 

L.A.C.E.

At Bright’s Grove Library, 1:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. (adult, pre-register) Ladies Assessment of Current Events. Call 519-869-2351

 

Healthy Eating

Rapids Family Health Team offering a 4-week healthy eating and lifestyle change group called Healthy Eating and YOU. 233 Cameron St., Corunna, 1:30 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Parkinson’s Support

People with Parkinson’s and their care partners are invited to meet in community room at Clearwater Arena to hear about financial and tax tips from DNA Financial Logistics team, 1400 Wellington St., 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more, call 519-337-5330

 

Spelling Bee

 

Final day to register for Organization for Literacy in Lambton’s annual Sarnia Spelling Bee. Taking place at Sarnia Library, 124 Christina St. S., 6 p.m. Students Grades 3-4 and 5-6 will compete on March 28, students Grades 7-8 on March 29. To register, visit www.readsarnia.com. For more, contact Judith Farris at 519-332-4876 or oll3@bellnet.ca

 

Computer Group

Genealogy and ancestry will be discussed at meeting of the Sarnia Computer Users Group. Central United Church, 220 George St., 1 p.m. For more, visit www.scug.ca or call 519-542-1949

 

Thursday, March 1

 

Lenten Organ Series

Central United Church’s six-week lenten organ series, a 30-minute, Thursday-at-noon performance features London’s Terry Head on organ and Ken Baldwin on trumpet. 12 p.m. 220 George St. All welcome, donation appreciated. For more, call Nancy at 519-869-2017

 

Friday, March 2

 

World Prayer Day

Seven downtown churches participating in the World Day of Prayer, with a service written by the women of Suriname. 2 p.m., St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 261 Christina St. N. All welcome, followed by refreshments. For more, call 519-332-2662

 

Live Music

The Four Barrel Blues Band will perform at Cheeky Monkey as part of the First Friday cultural walkabout. 130 Christina St. N., 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more, call 519-332-0978

 

Stress Management

Rapids Family Health Team offering free stress management seminar. 233 Cameron St., Corunna, 9:30 a.m. Also at 1150 Pontiac Dr., 9:30 a.m. on March 9. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Saturday, March 3

 

Bowl for Kids’

Big Brothers Big Sisters seeks teams to participate in Bowl for Kids’ Sake Fundraiser at Hi-Way Bowl. Featuring a 90’s theme. Teams can be 4-6 individuals, cost to enter is a minimum of $500 in pledges. Multiple prize opportunities. For more, contact Jackie.Vandenbroek@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca or 519-336-0460.

 

Sunday, March 4

 

Bowl for a Cure

Join in the Sarnia Bowl for a Cure, with a sponsorship or donation in support of those impacted by Huntington disease. Marcin Bowl, 609 Helena St., 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. $30 per person 18+, $15 per person 9-17, free for children 8 and under. For more information, visit www.hscevents.ca/SarniaBowl

 

Monday, March 5

 

Meditation

Free meditation program to increase self-esteem, improve concentration and reduce stress and anxiety. West Lambton Community Health Centre, 429 Exmouth St., Mondays at 10:30 a.m. or Tuesdays at 6 p.m. For more, call 519-344-3017 ext. 237

 

Low Impact Exercise

 

West Lambton Community Health Centre’s low impact exercise classes at Central United Church, 220 George St., 9 a.m. to 10 a.m, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Also at Living Hope Christian Reformed Church, 1281 Exmouth St., 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., Mondays and Thursdays. Register at first class. For more, call 519-344-3017, ext. 259

 

Tuesday, March 6

 

Low Impact Exercise

West Lambton Community Health Centre’s Low Impact Exercise classes at St. Luke’s United Church, 350 Indian Rd., 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Also at High Park United Church, 1081 Brenchley Ave., 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Register at first class. For more, call 519-344-3017, ext. 259

 

Quit Smoking

Rapids Family Health Team offers free quit smoking workshop and nicotine replacement therapy program. 233 Cameron St., Corunna, 1:30 p.m. Also at 1150 Pontiac Dr., 1:30 p.m. on March 6, 15, and 26. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Wednesday, March 7

 

Percussion Quartet

Sarnia Concert Association presents percussion quartet TorQ featuring music and humour. Imperial Theatre, 168 Christina St. N., 7:30 p.m. Tickets $40 adults, $25 students, available at box office. For more, call 519-332-6591

 

Happiness 101

Rapids Family Health Team offering free 4-week course on how to increase overall happiness. 233 Cameron St., Corunna, 9:30 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Thursday, March 8

 

Women’s Day Celebration

Sexual Assault Survivors’ Centre celebrates International Women’s Day and honours women in our community at St. Clair Corporate Building, 265 Front St. N., 5:30 p.m. Includes a DJ, dancing, silent auction, food, cash bar and prizes. Tickets $30 at Sexual Assault Survivors’ Centre. For more, call 519-337-3154

 

Lenten Organ Series

Central United Church’s six-week lenten organ series, a 30-minute, Thursday-at-noon performance features David Greenslade of London. 12 p.m. 220 George St. All welcome, donation appreciated. For more, call Nancy at 519-869-2017

 

Friday, March 9

 

Palestinian Meal

A Palestinian meal will be served at Central United Church, 220 George St., 5:30 p.m. Fundraiser for a Palestinian widow and her children. Cost, $25 adults, $15 children 12 and under. For tickets and information, call 519-344-4561

 

Souper Lunch

Prepare two nutritious soups at West Lambton Community Health Centre’s “Souper Lunch Friday.” Bring own containers to take soup home. St. Luke’s United Church, 350 Indian Rd. S., 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Free. For more, call 519-344-3017, ext. 237

 

Live Music Cafe

Katherine Yap is the musical guest with Sisters Of Soul host at Foursquare Church, 207 Talfourd St., 7:30 pm. Donations welcomed. For more, contact Fran at 1voice2sing@gmail.com

 

Saturday, March 10

 

March of Dimes

March of Dimes Day fundraising event including a chili sale, bake sale, raffle table with prizes from local businesses, and live music. 993 Maxwell St., 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more, email paulinejanzen@hotmail.com

 

Hike

Lambton Outdoor Club hike on the Howard Watson Trail, from tennis courts on Cathcart to Tim’s in Bright’s Grove and return. There will be a lunch break. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

Documentary

Sexual Assault Survivors’ Centre screening the documentary “Girl Up,” directed by former Sarnian Shreya Patel, about domestic human trafficking in Toronto. Brief discussion panel after film. Sarnia Library, 124 Christina St. S., 6:30 p.m. Free with donation for Sarnia-Lambton Committee Against the Trafficking of Women and Children. For more, call 519-337-3154

 

Monday, March 12

 

Community Skate

Join MPP Bob Bailey for a free community skate at Progressive Auto Sales Arena, 1455 London Rd., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. For more, call 519-337-0051

 

Cooking Class

Rapids Family Health Team offering free cooking class, “Budget Bites.” 1150 Pontiac Dr., 5:30 p.m. Also on March 13, 1:30 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Family Fun Day

EXIT Sarnia hosts a Family Fun Day featuring magician Jayden the Jester and Kira’s Enchanted Princess Parties. Sarnia Library, 124 Christina St. S., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Free with donation to EXIT’s Habitat for Humanity team. For more, visit www.ExitSarnia.com or call 519-542-1000

 

Tuesday, March 13

Genealogy

Jane Teskey will discuss new websites and learning how to use record sides, while Alan Campbell will discuss land property record websites at a meeting of the Lambton County Branch of Ontario Genealogical Society, at the LDS Church, 1400 Murphy Rd. 7:30 p.m. Free & open to public. Call 519-383-0468 or email jdlk@bell.net

 

Thursday, March 15

Lenten Organ Series

Central United Church’s six-week lenten organ series, a 30-minute, Thursday-at-noon performance features Foster Hill of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian. 12 p.m. 220 George St. All welcome, donation appreciated. For more, call Nancy at 519-869-2017

 

Cooking Class

Rapids Family Health Team offering free cooking class, “Budget Bites.” 233 Cameron St., Corunna, 9:30 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Saturday, March 17

 

Hike

Lambton Outdoor Club hike at the A.W. Campbell Conservation Authority in Alvinston. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

Wednesday, March 21

 

Diabetes Prevention

Rapids Family Health Team offering free workshop for people with high risk of developing diabetes. 1150 Pontiac Dr., 9:30 a.m. Also at 233 Cameron St., Corunna, 9:30 a.m., March 23. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Thursday, March 22

 

Lenten Organ Series

Central United Church’s six-week lenten organ series, a 30-minute, Thursday-at-noon performance come to an end with William Lupton from Huron College, Western University. 12 p.m. 220 George St. All welcome, donation appreciated. For more, call Nancy at 519-869-2017

 

Diabetes Cooking

Free class focusing on basics of healthy eating for diabetes prevention and management. Includes education and cooking component. All skill levels welcome. West Lambton Community Health Centre, 429 Exmouth St., 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. To register, call 519-344-3017, ext. 259

 

Friday, March 23

 

Weight Loss Support

Join a registered dietitian and a group of peers in a monthly “Waist Away Support Group.” West Lambton Community Health Centre, 429 Exmouth St., 10:30 a.m. To register, call 519-344-3017, ext. 259

 

Saturday, March 24

 

Film Festival

The Sarnia Justic Film Festival presents Fractured Land, a film about a young Indigenous leader trying to reconcile traditional teachering with the law to protect the land. Sarnia Library Theatre, 124 Christina St. S. 7 p.m. Free, but donations appreciated. For more, visit Facebook: /SarniaJusticeFilmFestival

 

Hike

Lambton Outdoor Club hike at Parkhill/Fort Rose Conservation Area. Includes lunch with a fee. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

Monday, March 26

 

Teen Cuisine

Rapids Family Health Team offering free cooking class for teens aged 13+. 1150 Pontiac Dr., 5 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Lambton Wildlife

Professor Alan MacEachern from Western University will discuss historic weather observations and climate patterns and what they can tell us at a meeting of Lambton Wildlife. Esso Careers and Learning Centre, 660 Oakdale Ave., 7:30 p.m. For more, call 519-312-9216

 

Thursday, April 5

 

Empty Bowls

Annual fundraiser for the Inn of the Good Shepherd features a “poverty meal” of bread and chef soups served in a handmade pottery bowl you keep. Sittings at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m., Lambton College Events Centre. Tickets, $25, available at  www.theinnsarnia.ca/tickets or at the college or the Inn, 115 John St.

 

Sunday, April 8

 

Rayjon Pickleball

Rayjon’s 2nd annual Pickleball event at St. Patrick’s High School, 1001 The Rapids Pkwy., 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Costs $30 per person or $50 per couple, includes equipment, snacks, pizza, beverages, and prizes. All proceeds to Rayjon’s projects in Haiti and the Dominican Republic. To take part, contact Deb at 519-542-9939 or email rayjonsc@gmail.com

 

Saturday, April 14

 

Film Festival

Film Festival

The Sarnia Justic Film Festival presents After Spring, a film that explores the Syrian refugee crisis by following two families and an aid working fighting to keep a refugee camp running. Sarnia Library Theatre, 124 Christina St. S. 7 p.m. Free, but donations appreciated. For more, visit Facebook: /SarniaJusticeFilmFestival