What’s happening: week of Jan. 17

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. 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

 

Ballroom Dancing

Sarnia Ballroom Dancing Club begins another year of monthly dances. Sarnia Legion Hall, 286 Front St. N. 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Non-members, $30 per couple. For more, visit www.sarniaballroomdancingclub.ca

 

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

 

Monday, Jan. 21

 

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. To register, call Donna at 519-336-0120

 

Chronic Pain

Free health education workshop for people with chronic pain at NLCHC Cardio Pulmonary Rehab Site, 460 Christina St. N., 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Includes light exercises to improve strength and flexibility and techniques to deal with stress and pain. Mondays until Feb. 11. To register, call 519-344-3017, ext. 263


Tuesday, Jan. 22

 

Table Tennis

The Sarnia Table Tennis Club meets on Tuesdays at the Paterson Presbyterian Church, 120 Russell St. S., 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Enter at the Kathleen St. entrance. Bring a paddle. Beginner to advanced welcome. For more, visit www.facebook.com/SarniaTableTennisClub

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

Music & Meat Draw

All welcome to an open jam session and meat draw at the Corunna Legion, 350 Albert St. Vocal warm-up at 3 p.m., meat draw at 4 p.m. Food available. Wheelchair accessible. For more, call 519-862-1240

 

Sunday, Jan. 27

 

Ham Dinner

A ‘Lunches for Learning’ fundraising dinner at Grace United Church, 990 Cathcart Blvd., 5 p.m. Includes spiral ham, scalloped potatoes, homemade desserts, and more. Tickets available at church office, $16 adults ($17 at door), $8 ages 13-16, free 12 and under. For more, contact Pauline at 519-339-9763 or kferguson25@cogeco.ca

 

Family Literacy Day

Organization for Literacy in Lambton holding a Family Literacy Day event at Coles in the Lambton Mall, 1380 London Rd., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Bricks 4 Kids offering hands-on learning for families, colouring, math games and reading activities. For more, contact 519-332-4876 or oll3@bellnet.ca

 

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 Pizzafest

Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada holds its 24th annual MS Pizzafest, a family event with live music by CD/DC and cash bar. Sarnia Legion, 286 Front St. N., 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tickets $10 for 4 slices. Take-out available. For tickets, contact info.southwest@mssociety.ca or 519-680-7878

 

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

 

Friday, Feb. 1

 

Live Music

Strum n Drum performs live acoustic stylings at Cheeky Monkey during First Friday, 130 Christina St. N., 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Also art show and sale by Bill Walters. For more, call 519-332-0978

 

Women’s Wellness

A four-week series to create a supportive group environment that explores health and wellness. Topics include self and body image, setting healthy boundaries in relationships, and more. 153 Christina St. S., 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

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

 

Concert

Sisters of Soul perform Motown and more at Camlachie United Church, 6784 Camlachie Rd., 7 p.m. $15 adults, $8 students, free under 12. Light refreshments after show. Accessible and fragrance-free building. For tickets, call the church office 519-899-4720 or Shirley 519-491-2517. For more, visit www.camlachieunited.ca

 

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

 

Chair Yoga

Free yoga program suitable for most abilities offered by Twin Bridges NPLC. Mondays until Feb. 25, at 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. or 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., and Wednesdays until Feb. 27 at 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. 153 Christina St. S. (Front St. entrance). Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Gentle Yoga

Free introductory-level yoga program for adults suitable for most abilities, offered by Twin Bridges NPLC. Bring your own mat. 153 Christina St. S. (Front St. entrance), 12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays until Feb. 25. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Tuesday, Feb. 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 Feb. 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 St. entrance), 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays until Feb. 26. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

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

 

Conquering Anxiety

A four-week program facilitated by a Registered Social Worker to help shift anxiety by changing thoughts, behaviours and perspectives. 153 Christina St. S., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Thursday, Feb. 7

 

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

 

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.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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