What’s Happening: week of Feb. 8

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. 8

 

Cookbook Club

At the Bright’s Grove Library, 6:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.; pre-register, 519-869-2351

 

Blind Date with a Book

At the Sarnia Library, adult, drop-in; Books are wrapped so you won’t know title or author, available through Feb. 15.

 

Meditation

Designed to give a basic understanding of meditations and learn practical mindfulness techniques to improve overall wellness. Offered by Twin Bridges NPLC, free of charge. 109 Crawford St., 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays until March 1. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

 

StrollerFit

A boot-camp style fitness class for moms where babies are welcome in strollers or carriers. Includes a combination of cardiovascular, strength and flexibility exercises. Run by Twin Bridges NPLC, free of charge. Lighthouse Community Church, 152 Parker St., 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Thursdays until March 1. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

 

Paint Night

Create your own painting under instruction of artist Kirsten Anderson. 140 Christina St. N., 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Cost $60. Includes materials and snacks. Profits support Rayjon projects. Donations for refreshments welcomed. Register by email to Ann at atuplin3270@gmail.com or by text to Veona at 519 331 2363

 

 

Friday, Feb. 9

 

Lambton Arts Collective

Exhibition by Lambton College students including photography, ceramics smf drawing. runs till Feb. 22 at the Lawrence House for the Arts, 127 Christina St. Gala and awards on Feb. 21. For more, call 519-337-0507.

 

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., 9:30 a.m. Also on Feb. 21 at 1:30 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

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

Susan MacIntyre is the musical guest and Sisters of Soul host at Foursquare Church, 207 Talfourd St., 7:30 p.m. Donations welcomed. For more, email Fran at 1voice2sing@gmail.com

 

Saturday, Feb. 10

 

Life Drawing

With artist Kelly Wallace at the Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Ages 18+. Materials and lunch included. Reigstration required. For cost & info, call 519-336-8127. Also on Feb. 17, 24

 

Tech with Treena

At the Mallroad Library, 2-3 p.m. (children) pre-register; Using Makerspace equipment, “Dash & Dot Robot”; also on Feb. 24

 

Kids’ Movie

At the Sarnia Children’s Library, 2:30 p.m. to 3 p.m., ‘BFG’ (Rated G)

 

Electric Library

At the Sarnia Library; (adult, drop-in) from 2-4 p.m. Have device-related questions answered; bring tablets, laptops, eReaders and other devices. Call 519-337-3291

 

Dart Tournament

Barb Griffin Memorial Ladies Open Dart Tournament at Corunna Legion, 350 Albert St., register 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., play at noon. For more, call 519-862-1240

 

Valentine’s Dinner

Knights of Columbus Valentine’s Day dinner-dance includes 5-course Italian dinner by Giresi’s, spot/door prizes, music, ballroom/line dancing, cash bar, 50/50 and gift basket draw, and a photobooth. Tickets $40 at Catholic church offices in Sarnia. Our Lady of Mercy, 390 Christina St. N., 7 p.m. For more, call 519-542-7528

 

Benefit Event

A benefit for Alicia Reny, a Sarnia woman who lost all her possessions when her home was burned in a suspected arson case last month. Cash bar, door prizes, raffles, at the Best Western Guildwood Inn. $5 entry. Doors open 7 p.m. For more, contact Kaela Blake at 519-330-2598 or visit www.gofundme.com/arsonhousefiretakeseverything

 

Hike

Hike at the Lorne Henderson Conservation Area. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

Sunday, Feb. 11

 

Euchre Tournament

Progressive Euchre Tournament at Corunna Legion 350 Albert St., register 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., play at 1 p.m. Pre-register at the bar. For more, call 519-862-1240

 

Family Sunday

At the Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Explore texture and shape while making a Valentine heart. 519-336-8127

 

Depression and Anxiety

Depression and Anxiety Recovery Program information nights at the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 1620 Modeland Rd., 7 p.m. Also on Feb. 12. For more, call 519-542-0064

 

Monday, Feb. 12

 

Historic Lambton County Photo Booth

At the Camlachie Library, (pre-register) 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Call 519-899-2202

 

Adult Book Club

At the Camlachie Library; adult, drop-in, 8-9 p.m. Call 519-899-2202 for details.

 

Talking S.T.E.A.M.

At the Sarnia Library, 7-8:30 p.m. (adult, drop-in) Explore the world of advanced technologies; this month’s tech: Ozobots

 

Diabetes Prevention

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free workshop for people at high risk of developing diabetes. 233 Cameron St., Corunna, 2 p.m. Also on Feb. 22, 1150 Pontiac Dr., 1:30 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Tuesday, Feb. 13

 

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. 233 Cameron St., Corunna, 1:30 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Communication

Practical tips and tools to enhance communication in your relationships. Offered by Twin Bridges NPLC, free of charge, led by a Registered Psychotherapist. 109 Crawford St., 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

 

Anger Management

4-week program to help you better manage your stress, communicate assertively and respond appropriately. Offered free of charge by Twin Bridges NPLC. 109 Crawford St., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays until March 6. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

 

Pancake Supper

Pancake and sausage supper including coffee, tea and dessert. Camlachie United Church, 6784 Camlachie Rd., 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Cost is $9 for adults, $5 for children 6 to 10, free for children 5 and under. Purchase tickets at door. Takeout available. Accessible building. For more, visit www.camlachieunited.ca

 

Genealogy

Randy Evans and Tom St. Amand will discuss “The Streets of Sarnia” 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

 

Central Forum

Harlin Braichet and Don Schenk speak about living with mental illness at the Central Forum. Braichet will share his story of living with schizophrenia, and Schenk will describe the Lambton Mental Wellness Centre. Central United Church, 220 George St., doors open 1 p.m. $4 per session. For more, call 519-344-4561

 

Pancake Lunch

Includes pancakes, sausage and dessert. St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 261 Christina St. N., 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Cost is $7. 519-332-2662

 

Pancake Supper

All you can eat pancakes, sausage, dessert, and coffee, tea or juice. St. John in the Wilderness Anglican Church, 3896 Old Lakeshore Rd., Bright’s Grove, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Freewill offerings to assist Outreach Program accepted. Accessible building. For more, call 519-869-2403

 

Pancake Supper

St. Benedict’s Knights of Columbus annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper, 1011 Oak Ave., 4:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. Tickets $6 adults, $3 children under 12, no charge for toddlers, available at door. Accessible building. For more, contact Don Heit at 519 336-1273 or donandpatheit@yahoo.ca

 

Pancake Supper

All Saints’ Anglican Church, 248 Vidal St. N., 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Cost $6. All you can eat. For more, call 519-344-5167

 

Pancake Tuesday

Point Edward Service Club Pancake Tuesday including pancakes, sausage and refreshments. 503 Michigan Ave., 5 p.m. Cost $7, free for kids 5 and under. For more, call 519-337-9822

 

Pancake Supper

St. Giles Presbyterian Church serving pancakes, sausage and dessert. 770 Lakeshore Rd., 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Cost $7 adults, $3 children under 10, free under 4. For more, call Suzanne at 519-542-2253

 

Pancake Dinner

All you can eat pancakes, crepes and sausages at Grace United Church, 990 Cathcart Blvd., 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Gluten-free pancakes available. Cost $10 adults, $5 children 10 and under. For more, call 519 542-1203

 

Pancake Dinner

Canon Davis Memorial Church, 380 Russell St. N., 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Cost $6 adults, $3 children under 12. For more, call 519 344-9531

 

Pancake Supper

All Saints Anglican Church, 498 Lyndoch St., Corunna, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Free will offering appreciated. All welcome. For more, call 519-344-5167

 

Wednesday, Feb. 14

 

Chordsmen Valentines

The Bluewater Chordsmen are offering singing valentines. Includes 3 songs, present a rose and a card with a personalized message from the sender. Deliveries available in the city, $40 and in Lambton County, $60. Group Valentines are also available, $75. All proceeds to charity. For more, call David at 519-339-9927

 

Green Drinks

President of Enactus Lambton Megan Rizzo leads a discussion on Project One Seed and Hippy Peanut Butter and will speak about Enactus Lambton’s sustainable development projects. Free. 100 Christina St. N., open 6:30 p.m., discussion at 7 p.m. For more, contact greendrinkssarnia@outlook.com

 

TNT Fusion Workshop

Try New Things at the Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Also on Feb. 15

 

Rib Buffet

Prime rib buffet and the trimmings at Point Edward Service Club, 503 Michigan Ave., 6 p.m. $25 per person. For more, call 519-337-9822

 

Roast Pork Dinner

Valentine’s Day roast pork dinner at Canon Davis Memorial Church, 380 Russell St. N., 5 p.m. Cost $15. For tickets, call 519-344-9531

 

Thursday, Feb. 15

 

Comedy Show

Sarnia Speaks hosts a free stand-up comedy show in support of mental health, with local comedians sharing their personal stories of living with mental illness, followed by Q&A. 16-plus show. 6:30 p.m., Sarnia Library Theatre, 124 Christina St. S.

 

Cooking Class

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free cooking class: “Eat Heart Smart”. 481 Colborne St., Corunna., 1 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Lenten Organ Series

Central United Church’s six-week lenten organ series, a 30-minute, Thursday-at-noon performance, begins with Gerald Vreman of Centre Street Baptist, St. Thomas. 12 p.m. 220 George St. All welcome, donation appreciated. For more, call Nancy at 519-869-2017

 

Soups On Luncheon

Serving a variety of soups, bread and desserts. Free will offering in support of the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Corunna United Church, 198 Hill St., 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Take out available. All welcome. For more, call 519-862-1052

 

Friday, Feb. 16

 

Pastalicious

At the Dante Club, 1330 London Rd. Seatings at 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Tickets $15. Proceeds to the Kidney Foundation. For more, contact 519-344-3462 or ehayter@kidney.on.ca

 

Dash & Dot

At the Mallroad Library (all ages, pre-register) 4-5 p.m. Learning to code with toy robots, using mobile Makerspace equipment.

 

Saturday, Feb. 17

 

Lego Club

At the Mallroad Library, 2-3 p.m. (school-aged, pre-register). Call 519-542-2580.

 

Dance

At the Sarnia Legion, 286 Front St. N., 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Cost is $30 per couple. For more, visit www.sarniaballroomdancingclub.ca

 

Yuk Yuks on Tour

Comedy show at Corunna Legion, 350 Albert St., doors open at 8 p.m., show at 9 p.m. Advance tickets $20, $25 at door. Wheelchair accessible. Mature content, 19+. For more, call 519-862-1240

 

Ice Fishing Derby

Bluewater Anglers’ Ice Fishing Derby open to all, no fishing licence required. Entry fee $5. Entry forms at The Outdoorsman and Buck’s Bait until 4:30 p.m. Friday or at Sarnia Bay Marina Parking Lot Saturday, 7:30 to 9 a.m. For more, visit www.bluewateranglers.com or contact Kevin Thompson at 519-466-9488 or Kevin63thompson@gmail.com

 

Film Festival

The Sarnia Justic Film Festival presents A Plastic Ocean, an award-winning adventure documentary about plastic pollution and what can be done about it. Sarnia Library Theatre, 124 Christina St. S. 7 p.m. Free, but donations appreciated. For more, visit Facebook: /SarniaJusticeFilmFestival

 

Monday, Feb. 19

 

Family Day Art

At the Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

 

Tuesday, Feb. 20

 

Button Maker & Wacom Tablets

At the Bright’s Grove Library, workship for ages 10 and up, 3:30-4:30 p.m. (pre-register) 519-869-2351.

 

Snap Circuits & Electrical Crafts

At the Point Edward Library, 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. (all ages, pre-regsiter) Explore electricity and building electronic devices using mobile makerspace equipment.

 

Central Forum

Paul Woolley discusses “Songwriting 101: Ever Wonder How Songs are Created?” at the Central Forum, including musical appreciation and history of music and harmony from 500 BC to present. Central United Church, 220 George St., doors open 1 p.m. $4 per session. For more, call 519-344-4561

 

Photographic Club

Sarnia Photographic Club and Lambton College Photography Program present “Inside the Photographers Studio,” Richard Beland interviews celebrity photographer David Leyes followed by audience Q&A. Free admission, all welcome. Sarnia Library Theatre, 124 Christina St. S., doors open 6:30 p.m. For more, email sarnia.photographic.club@gmail.com or visit www.sarniaphotoclub.com

 

Wednesday, Feb. 21

 

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

 

Opening Exhibition

Un-censored: Tom Hodgson: the drawing room, at the Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

Healthy Desserts

Learn about and sample desserts that fit a heart-healthy life. Offered by Twin Bridges NPLC, open to all. 109 Crawford St., 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

 

Horticultural Society

Denise Robertson will discuss “Herbs & Their Uses” at a meeting of the Sarnia Horticultural Society. DeGroot’s Nurseries green room, 1840 London Line, 7 p.m. Everyone welcome. Free. For more, call Barb Toye at 519-332-5837

 

Thursday, Feb. 22

 

Gallery Tour

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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.

 

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

 

Thursday, March 8

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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