What’s happening: week of Jan. 11

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Thursday, Jan. 11

 

StrollerFit

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

 

Healthy Eating

Rapids Family Health Team’s 4-week 2-hour group session provides a general overview of eating for a healthier you. 233 Cameron St., Corunna., 10:00 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Living Through Depression

West Lambton Community Health Centre presents “Living Through Depression & Anxiety,” an 8-week series. 429 Exmouth St., 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays until March 1. To register, call 519-344-3017, ext. 237

 

Friday, Jan. 12

 

Huge Book Sale

Rotary Club of Sarnia Bluewaterland holding a three-day booksale at Bayside Centre, George Street entrance. 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. Books $1 to $2. Sunday, fill your bag for $5. 150 Christina St. N. All proceeds to local and international prjects. For more, call Suzanne at 519-381-6878

 

Diabetes Prevention

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

 

Live Music Cafe

Missy Burgess is the musical guest when the Sisters Of Soul host at Foursquare Church, 207 Talfourd, 7:30 pm.

Donations welcomed. For more contact Fran at 1voice2sing@gmail.com

 

Souper Lunch

Prepare two nutritious soups at West Lambton 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. Free. For more, call 519-344-3017, ext. 237

 

Saturday, Jan. 13

 

Hiking

Lambton Outdoor club hosting a hike at Canatara Park. For more visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

Sunday, Jan. 14

 

Teen Challenge Choir

A choir presentation by Teen Challenge, a Canadian faith-based drug addiction treatment program, at Huron Baptist Church. 10:30 a.m., 1285 Michigan Ave., For more, call 519-542-4581

 

Gallery in the Grove

“Root and Steam” show opening featuring new work by Mary and Rachel Groombridge. Meet the artists from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Wildwood Park, 2618 Hamilton Rd., Bright’s Grove. For more, visit www.galleryinthegrove.com or visit the Facebook page.

 

Monday, Jan. 15

 

Information Session

Family Counselling Centre holding an information session for volunteers interested in helping on the Distress Line. 6:30 p.m.. To register, call Donna at 519-336-0120, ext. 251.

 

Scottish Country Dancing

Scottish Country Dancing classes begin and run every Monday until the end of May. Only equipment needed is soft-soled shoes. No experience necessary. All Saint’s Church, 248 Vidal St. N., 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. First three lessons free with nominal charge after. For more, call Lyn at 519-336-1053

 

Tuesday, Jan. 16

 

Emotional Resilience

Twin Bridges NPLC offering a three-week program teaching self-compassion and how to apply it every day to build emotional resilience and overall well-being. 109 Crawford St., 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays until Jan. 30. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

 

Living With Diabetes

Rapids Family Health Team’s 2-hour group session provides a general overview of how to live well with diabetes. 233 Cameron St., Corunna, 9:30 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Pulmonary Rehab

Rapids Family Health Team’s 12-week group session provides education and exercise to help you live well with lung disease. 152 Park St., 9:30 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Living Life to the Full

Learn how to feel better in eight 90-minute sessions. Sleep better, feel happier, have more energy, gain confidence and enjoy better relationships. West Lambton Community Health Centre, 429 Exmouth St., 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays until March 6. To register, call 519-344-3017, ext. 237

 

Central Forum

Detective Sgt. John Pearce speaks about policing in Sarnia at the Central Forum, including trends in violent and property crimes, developments in policing, fentanyl, crystal meth and opioids, student abuse and cyberbullying. Central United Church, 220 George St., doors open 1 p.m. $4 per session. For more, call 519-344-4561

 

Photographic Club

The Sarnia Photographic Club’s mid-month meeting includes club member audio visuals, information about techniques, post processing, photographic challenges and solutions. Sarnia Library Theatre, 124 Christina St. S., social time 6:30 p.m., meeting 7 p.m. Public welcome to attend for up to 2 meetings. For more, email sarnia.photographic.club@gmail.com or visit www.sarniaphotoclub.com

 

Wednesday, Jan. 17

 

New Year’s Resolutions

Twin Bridges NPLC offering a two-hour session to better understand behaviour, effectively set goals and maintain a healthy lifestyle long-term. 109 Crawford St., 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

 

Diabetes Prevention

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

 

Cooking Class

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free cooking class: “Solutions to Your New Resolutions ” 437 Colborne Rd., Corunna., 1:30 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Diabetes Cooking

Free class on the basics of healthy eating for diabetes prevention and management. Led by Registered Dietitian. Includes education and a 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

 

Craving Change

Learn why it’s hard to change eating habits, identify personal triggers, learn to respond to triggers differently and how to maintain changes. Five-week series. West Lambton Community Health Centre, 429 Exmouth St., 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays until Feb. 14. To register, call 519-344-3017, ext. 237

 

Friday, Jan. 19

 

Jeremy Hotz Standup

Comedian Jeremy Hotz will perform at the Imperial Theatre, 168 Christina St. N. Tickets are $55, available at imperialtheatre.net, by calling 519-344-7469 or at the box office. For more on Jeremy Hotz, visit jeremyhotz.com

 

Saturday, Jan. 20

 

Dance

At the Royal Canadian Legion Hall, 286 Front St. N., 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Costs, $30 a couple. For more, visit www.sarniaballroomdancingclub.ca

 

Sunday, Jan. 21

 

Family Sunday

Edit yourself into scenarios using photo-editing software at the Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery. Free, suggested $5 donation per family. Children must be accompanied by adult. 147 Lochiel St., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. For more, call 519-336-8127

 

Tuesday, Jan. 23

 

Making Baby Food

A hands-on learning experience. Learn about baby readiness, feeding schedules, healthy meals and snack ideas. West Lambton Community Health Centre, 429 Exmouth St., 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. To register, call 519-344-3017, ext. 225

 

Central Forum

Sandy Marshall review sSarnia’s Bioindustrial Innovation and the future for bio-feedstocks for chemicals, materials and fuels at the Central Forum 2018. Central United Church, 220 George St., doors open 1 p.m. $4 per session. For more, call 519-344-4561

 

S.T.A.R.T. FIRST Registration

Free 10 week program designed to introduce Grade 4-7 students to the world of robotics and FIRST LEGO League. Programs run Saturday afternoons from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Registration at Rosedale Public School, 1018 Indian Rd. N., 6 p.m. to 8 p.m, Jan. 23 and 24. For more, email sarniafll@outlook.com

 

Thursday, Jan. 25

Annual General Meeting

Jim Hamilton of First Solar Energy is guest speaker at the annual general meeting and dinner of the Professional Engineers Ontario, Lambton Chapter. Best Western Guildwood Inn, 1400 Venetian Blvd., 6 p.m., cost $20. RSVP to Phil by Jan. 22 at 519-481-1221 or phil.lasek@shell.com

 

Friday, Jan. 26

 

Weight Loss Support

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

 

Saturday, Jan. 27

 

Hiking

The Lambton Outdoor club hosting a hike at the Perch Creek Habitat Management Area. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

Monday, Jan. 29

 

Biomimicry

Naturalist Kimberly Gledhill discusses biomimicry and using the models of nature to solve complex human problems. Hosted by Lambton Wildlife, at the Esso Careers and Learning Centre, 660 Oakdale Ave. 7:30 p.m. For more, email info@lambtonwildlife.com

 

Teen Cuisine

Rapids Family Health Team offering a fun, interactive and free cooking class for teens 13-18. 1150 Pontiac Dr., 5 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

Tuesday, Jan. 30

 

Penny Pinching Pleasers

Learn to make healthy, inexpensive meals at West Lambton Community Health Centre’s free class. 429 Exmouth St., 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. To register, call 519-344-3017, ext. 277

 

Central Forum

Kevin Shaw and Brian McBain speak about teaching mathematics in Ontario at the Central Forum, describing provincial challenges, rewards and international comparisons. Central United Church, 220 George St., doors open 1 p.m. $4 per session. For more, call 519-344-4561

 

Tuesday, Feb. 6

 

Central Forum

Monica Shepley and Jonna Easterby speak about the Danish Experience at the Central Forum, sharing their experiences as a Dane in Canada and a Canadian in Denmark. Central United Church, 220 George St., doors open 1 p.m. $4 per session. For more, call 519-344-4561

 

Tuesday, Feb. 13

 

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

 

Tuesday, Feb. 20

 

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