What’s happening: week of Jan. 10

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, 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

 

Anger Management

Identify your anger triggers and patterns and practice positive and effective anger management skills. West Lambton Community Health Centre, 429 Exmouth St., 6 p.m. Tuesdays until February 28. To register, call 519-344-3017, ext. 237

 

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

 

Giant Book Sale

Rotary Club of Sarnia Bluewaterland’s annual three-day sale with up to 30,000 books available at the Bayside Centre, George Street entrance. All books $1 or $2. Fill a bag for $5. Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more, call 226-349-3524

 

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

 

Live Music Cafe

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

 

Saturday, Jan. 12

 

Hike

The Lambton Outdoor Club is hiking in the Ipperwash Dunes and Swales. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

Monday, Jan. 14

 

Distress Line Volunteers

Family Counselling Centre seeking volunteers for the Distress Line, a confidential telephone crisis support service, and Tel-Check, an outbound call to seniors and persons with disabilities who live alone. 1086 Modeland Rd., 6:30 p.m. Also on Jan. 21. To register, call Donna at 519-336-0120, ext. 251

 

Meet and Greet

Strangway Centre hosts a “Women in Touch Meet and Greet,” a social 50+ women’s group. 260 East St. N., 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more, call 519-332-0656

 

Bowling Day

Third annual Bowling for Fun Day at HiWay Bowling Lanes hosted by the National Association of Federal Retirees. 1898 London Line, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. $9 for three games, extra for shoes. RSVP by Jan. 10 to Gloria at 519-869-6326 or Pat at 519-869-8872

 

Tuesday, Jan. 15

 

Nutrition Program

A free interactive program by Twin Bridges NPLC to teach basics of reading and interpreting Nutrition Facts. 153 Christina St. S., 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Singing

The Bluewater Chordsmen invite men of all ages to give singing a try in a fun and welcoming environment. Group meets Tuesdays, 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., at All Saints Church Parish Hall, 248 Vidal St. N. For more, call David at 226-402-3060

 

Wednesday, Jan. 16

 

Facts and Chat

Strangway Centre hosts an Alzheimer’s Society presentation on “Understanding Dementia: How to Help.” 260 East St. N., 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Free. Pre-register by calling 519-332-0656

 

Horticultural Society

Guest speaker TBA for first meeting of the year. All welcome. 7 p.m., DeGroot’s Nurseries Green Room. 1840 London Line. For more, call Barb at 519-332-5837

 

Open House

Rapids Family Health Team hosting a free open house to help families find the local resources available for mental health and addiction issues. 11a.m. – 2 p.m. Free refreshments, free Naloxone kits available. 460 Christina St. N., back entrance off Maxwell.

 

Thursday, Jan. 17

 

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

 

Label Reading

A free one-hour class designed to increase knowledge and ability to read and interpret nutrition facts tables, nutrition claims and ingredient lists. West Lambton Community Health Centre, 429 Exmouth St., 1:30 p.m. To register, call 519-344-3017, ext. 259

 

Friday, Jan. 18

 

Fiddles and Kilts

International Symphony Orchestra presents the Celtic celebration, “More Fiddles and Kilts,” featuring the Steel City Rovers and the orchestra’s Pipe and Drum Ensemble. 7:30 p.m., Imperial Theatre, 168 Christina St. Tickets, $40 adults, $37 students, $13 students. For more, call 519-337-7775.

 

Saturday, Jan. 19

 

Comedy Show

Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 447 Corunna, hosting a Yuk Yuk’s stand-up comedy show. Doors open 8 p.m., show at 9 p.m. 350 Albert St. Tickets, $20 advance, $25 at door. For more, call 519-862-1240

 

Hike

The Lambton Outdoor Club is hiking at Perch Creek. For more information, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

Sunday, Jan. 20

 

Lambton Centre

Annual general meeting of the Lambton United Church Centre. Hear about current happenings and help shape its future. 12:30 p.m., 2092 London. Lunch provided, free will offering at door. For more, contact Betty at theboard@lambtoncentre.com

 

School replica

Don Percival has made a scale model replica of SCITS, which he will show and talk about at St. Paul’s United Church, 360 Devine St., at 10 a.m. All welcome. Free lunch to follow the service. For more, call 519-337-6312

 

Gallery in the Grove

Gallery in the Grove’s first exhibition of the season, “The Same Things at the Same Time,” features father-daughter duo Ian and Paula McLean. Opening 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., running till March 2. 2618 Hamilton Rd. Sheila Bycraft Jewellery in the gift shop. For more, visit www.galleryinthegrove.com or call 519-869-4643

 

Wednesday, Jan. 23

 

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


Thursday, Jan. 24

 

Engineers AGM

Krista Singh to speak about working experience in India at the annual general meeting and dinner of the Professional Engineers Ontario, Lambton Chapter. Best Western Guildwood Inn, 1400 Venetian Blvd., 6 p.m. Register by Jan. 16 at www.peolambton.com

 

Parkinson’s Support

Lynn Sproviero discusses the benefits of reflexology, massage and proper nutrition for people living with Parkinson’s and their care partners. Community room at Clearwater Arena, 1400 Wellington St., 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more, call 519-337-5330

 

Friday, Jan. 25

 

Weight Loss Support

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

 

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

 

Hike

The Lambton Outdoor Club is hiking at the Lambton County Heritage Forest. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

Card Making

A card making class offered at the Point Edward Library, 220 Michigan Ave. 11 a.m. Cost is $10, which includes supplies for two cards. Must register by calling 519-336-3291

 

Monday, Jan. 28

 

Teen Cuisine

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

 

Tuesday, Jan. 29

 

Cooking Class

A free hands-on cooking class offered by Twin Bridges NPLC. Explore the convenience and versatility of soup in time for National Soup Day. 153 Christina St. S. (use Front St. entrance), 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Wednesday, Jan. 30

 

MS Pizza Fest

The 24th annual MS Pizza Fest includes live music and pizza donated by local pizzerias. Sarnia Legion, 286 Front St. N., 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tickets $10, provides 4 slices of pizza. All welcome. All proceeds to MS Society of Canada Southwestern Ontario Chapter. For tickets, contact 519-680-7878 or info.southwest@mssociety.ca

 

Facts and Chat

Strangway Centre hosts a Habitat for Humanity presentation on “Accessing Home Repairs.” 260 East St. N., 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Free. Pre-register by calling 519-332-0656

 

Saturday, Feb. 2

Trivia

A trivia night in support of the CNIB and the visually impaired will be held at the Sarnia Legion Hall, 286 Front St. N. 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. $30 a person, with tables of eight available. Tax receipt included. For more, call Turner Moore CPAs at 519-344-1271

 

Hike

The Lambton Outdoor Club is hiking at Pinery Provincial Park. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

Monday, Feb. 4

 

Travel Group

First meeting of a new travel discussion group in which experienced or hopeful travellers can share information 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

 

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

 

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

 

Saturday, Feb. 16

 

Hike

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

 

Saturday, Feb. 23

 

Hike

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

 

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

 

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

 

Saturday, March 16

 

Hike

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

 

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