What’s happening: week of Jan. 31

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Thursday, Jan. 31

 

Father’s Day Run/Walk

Final day to qualify for early bird pricing for the 33rd annual Father’s Day Run/Walk/Skate/Bike for Huron House Boys’ Home, held on June 16th. Options include 10k race, 5k timed run, 7k rollerblade route, and 7k, 20k and 40k bike routes, followed by pancake breakfast. For more or to register, visit www.hhbh.ca

 

 

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

 

Photo Exhibition

Rayjon, its volunteers and how they contribute to global change are included in this year’s Transformations Photojournalism Exhibit at the Lawrence House. 127 Christina St. S., 7 p.m., as part of First Friday. Runs till Feb. 23. For more contact Dianne @ 519 862 1963 or the Rayjon website @ www.rayjon.org

 

Seniors’ Coffee

West Lambton Community Health Centre hosts a seniors’ coffee and board games day each First Friday of the month. 429 Exmouth St., 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Free. No registration required. For more, call 519-344-3017

 

Art Exhibit

Lambton College Cooperative Show, an art exhibit by students and instructors, opening at the Lawrence House Centre for the Arts, 127 Christina St. S., 6 p.m. Also opening is Transformations, a photojournalism exhibit by Rayjon, highlighting “Change Makers.” For more, call Barb at 519-332-5837

 

Euchre

Dunlop United Church hosts an afternoon of euchre and socalizing each Friday at 1 p.m. 757 Rosedale Ave. Open to all. Cost of $3 includes refreshments. For more, call Barb at 519-542-2257

 

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

 

MADD Auction

MADD Sarnia/Lambton presents the “MADD About You” live auction of “Date Night” packages. Lambton Mall, 1380 London Rd., 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Free pre-registration suggested, but registration also prior to event in the food court. For more, visit www.maddsarnialambton or the Madd Sarnia/Lambton Facebook page.

 

Groundhog Day

City and Heaven’s Wildlife Rescue present Groundhog Day with Oil Springs Ollie in Canatara Park, near the Animal Farm. Prediction, 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., followed by snacks, hot chocolate and groundhog info at Ted Leaver Building. For more, call 519-466-6636

 

Sunday, Feb. 3

 

Luna New Year

The Vietnamese Canadian Club celebrates its 4th annual Luna New Year (Year of the Pig) at the Sardo Hall, 770 Maxwell St. Authenic foods, music, dancing, cash bar and traditional fashion show. For more, contact Helen at 519-332-8089 or Chanailspa@hotmail.com

 

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

 

Meditation

Help boost self-esteem, improve concentration, lower blood pressure, reduce stress and achieve emotional balance. West Lambton Community Health Centre, 429 Exmouth St., Mondays at 10:30 a.m., or Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. Register at first class. For more, call 519-344-3017

 

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

 

Travel

Photographer Kieron Nelson presents the multi-media show, Stairway to Heaven, documenting his travels to Laos and northern Vietnam, at meeting of Sarnia Photographic Club. 6:30 p.m., admission free, Sarnia Library Auditorium. For more, visit www.vanishingculturesphotography.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

 

Healthy Eating

Rapids Family Health Team offering a 4-week, 2-hour group session to help make permanent lifestyle changes for a healthier you. 1150 Pontiac Dr., 9:30 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

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, 9:30 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949.

 

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

 

Book Launch

Local author James R. Wallen will launch his new book Gridiron Underground, about black U.S. football players coming to Canada to play. At The Story, 179 Christina St. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., with a brief reading at 8 p.m. For more, contact The Book Keeper at 519-337-3171 or www.sarniabookkeeper.com

 

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. 19, 12:30 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

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 226-404-3060

 

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.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

World Day of Prayer service, written by the women of Slovenia, offered at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Mooretown, at 1:30 p.m. For more, call 226-468-3338

 

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

 

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

 

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