What’s happening: week of Feb. 7

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. 7

 

Intelligent Sarnia-Lambton

The Intelligent Sarnia-Lambton Taskforce is seeking public input on building an Intelligent Community Strategic Plan by holding a stakeholder consultation session. 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Western Sarnia-Lambton Research Park, 1086 Modeland Rd., For more, visit www.IntelligentSL.ca or call Chris at 519-381-1358

 

Meditation

A free four-week session to teach the basics of various meditation practices and provide 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. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Chordsmen Valentines

The Sarnia Bluewater Chordsmen are offering singing valentines. Includes 3 love songs, a rose and a card with a personalized message from the sender. $40 in the city, $60 for a county delivery or group valentine. All proceeds to charity. For more, call David at 226-402-3060

 

Shibashi

West Lambton Community Health Centre offering free Shibashi classes. All Saints Anglican Church, 248 Vidal St. N., 11 a.m. Feb. 7 to March 28. Register at first session. For more, call 519-344-3017

 

Knitting Group

West Lambton Community Health Centre holding “Knit & Natter Knitting Group” to knit hats and mittens for those in need. Accepting donations of completed hats and mittens. 429 Exmouth St., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. No registration required. For more, call 519-344-3017

 

Diabetes Cooking Class

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

 

Friday, Feb. 8

 

Live Music Cafe

Sarah Rankin will perform and Sisters of Soul host the Live Music Cafe. Foursquare Church, 207 Talfourd St., 7:30 p.m. Donations welcomed. For more, contact Fran at 1voice2sing@outlook.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. Free. For more, call 519-344-3017

 

Healthy Eating

Rapids Family Health Team offering a 4-week, 2-hour group session to help make permanent lifestyle changes for a healthier you. 233 Cameron St., Corunna, 9:30 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Saturday, Feb. 9

 

Charity Bootcamp

LD Fitness is hosting a charity bootcamp in support of Life’s Lessons Care and Support. 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. 1730 London Line. Cost, $15 for 30 minute class. To register, call 519-337-0100.

 

Pajama Party

The Bluewater Gymnastics Club hosting a Valentine’s pajama party fundraiser for girls and boys ages 7 and up. Includes gym time, snacks, crafts and a movie. Starts 7:30 p.m.,1540 Lottie Neely Park Rd., Tickets, $30. For more, call 519-542-3062 or email melissa@bluewatergymnastics.com

 

Monday, Feb. 11

 

Coping with Life Alone

Sarnia Beginning Experience hosts “Coping with Life Alone” weekly meetings for separated, widowed and divorced individuals. For more, visit sarniabeginningexperience.org or call 519-344-4785

 

Tuesday, Feb. 12

 

Sheila Hewett will discuss using censuses and wills to reconstitute families 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 Communication

A session facilitated by a Registered Social Worker to learn constructive ways to communicate your needs, desires and perspectives within a relationship. 153 Christina St. S., 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Chase The Ace

The Kidney Foundation offering ‘Chase the Ace’ each Tuesday at the Twisted Arm Bar and Grill, 1249 London Rd. All proceeds to the Foundation. No need to be present to win. Tickets, $7, available at Foundation office only, 546 Christina St. For more, call 519-344-3462

 

Medical Cannabis

Dr. Blake Pearson, a family physician who has focused his practice on using medical cannabis to treat patients for various conditions, speaking at St. Giles Presbyterian Church, 770 Lakeshore Rd., 7 p.m. Free admission. For more, call 519-542-2253

 

Wednesday, Feb. 13

 

Intelligent Sarnia-Lambton

The Intelligent Sarnia-Lambton Taskforce is seeking public input on building an Intelligent Community Strategic Plan by holding a stakeholder consultation session. 9 a.m. to 12 noon, Western Sarnia-Lambton Research Park, 1086 Modeland Rd., For more, visit www.IntelligentSL.ca or call Chris at 519-381-1358

 

Photography Show

Featuring three local photographers, E. Buchner, B. McCarthy, and C. Roenspiess. St. Luke’s United Church, 350 Indian Rd. S., 7 p.m. Admission by donation, proceeds to YMCA Breakfast and After-school programs. Refreshments provided. For more, call 519-344-1781

 

Green Drinks

An informal gathering featuring John Degroot leading a discussion on how to defend trees against Oak Wilt. Free. 100 Christina St. N., open 6:30 p.m., discussion at 7 p.m. For more, contact greendrinkssarnia@outlook.com

 

Cooking Class

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free cooking class “Eat Heart Smart.” 1150 Pontiac Dr., 1:30 p.m. Also on Feb. 14 at 9:30 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Roast Pork Dinner

Canon Davis Church is hosting a roast pork dinner at, 380 Russell St. N., 5 p.m. Cost is $15. For tickets, call 519-344-9531

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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 www.tbnplc.com

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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