What’s Happening: week of Mar. 15

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, 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

 

Cooking Class

Rapids Family Health Team offering free cooking class, “Budget Bites.” 233 Cameron St., Corunna, 9:30 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Treating Headaches

Sarnia Library offering program featuring non-pharmacological strategies to manage headaches from Registered Massage Therapist Richard Lebert. 124 Christina St. S., 7 p.m. Pre-register by calling 519-337-3291

 

Saturday, March 17

 

Fish Fry & Dance

At the Corunna Legion Hall, featuring a pickerel dinner, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., and a dance featuring the music of Cornerstone, 7:30 p.m. to midnight. Doors open 5 p.m. Advance tickets only. $20 per person. Wheelchair accessible. For more, call 519- 862-1240

 

Hike

Lambton Outdoor Club hike at the A.W. Campbell Conservation Authority in Alvinston. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

St. Patrick’s Coffee

All Saints’ Anglican Church hosts a St. Patrick’s Day coffee featuring baking, knitting and sewing. 248 Vidal St. N., 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Admission $3. For more, call 519-344-5167

 

St. Paddy’s Party

 

At the Point Edward Service Club, 503 Michigan Ave, featuring Irish music, 50s music and more from Dave Clark, Mark Blaney and friends. 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Stew and dessert available. $8 per person. For more, call 519-337-9822.

 

Monday, March 19

 

Brain Health Fitness

Instructor Jo-Ann Pinel will lead a free “Play Shop” at the Strangway Community Centre using the Ageless Grace exercise program to boost brain health. 260 East St. N., 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. For more, call 519-332-0656

 

Dance

At the Sarnia Legion, 286 Front St. N., 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Cost $30 per couple for non-members of Sarnia Ballroom Dancing Club. For more, visit www.sarniaballroomdancingclub.ca

 

Hatchery Open House

See how fish are raised and recent improvements to the hatchery during the annual Open House. Club members and public welcome. 1 Michigan Ave., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Also on Sunday, March 18. For more, contact Jake Van Rooyen at 519-869-2371 or jakevanr@msn.com

 

St. Patrick’s Coffee

All Saints’ Anglican Church hosting a St. Patrick’s Day Coffee featuring baking, knitting and sewing. 248 Vidal St. N., 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Admission $3. For more, call 519-344-5167

 

Relay for Life

Learn more about what Relay for Life is all about. Find out where fundraising money goes and meet people whose lives have changed because of the funds raised. Point Edward Optimist Hall, 210 Monk St., 6 p.m. For more, call 519-332-0042 or visit www.relayforlife.ca/sarnia

 

Tuesday, March 20

 

Conquering Anxiety

A 4-week series offered by Twin Bridges NPLC. Learn how to manage anxiety by changing thoughts, behaviours and relationship with anxiety. Free. 109 Crawford St., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays until April 10. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

 

Photography

Landscape photography with a panel discussion to be featured at meeting of the Sarnia Photographic Club. Sarnia Library Theatre. 124 Christina St. S. Audience participation welcome. 7 p.m. For more, emailing sarnia.photographic.club@gmail.com or visit www.sarniaphotoclub.com/

 

Wednesday, March 21

 

Diabetes Prevention

Rapids Family Health Team offering free workshop for people with high risk of developing diabetes. 1150 Pontiac Dr., 9:30 a.m. Also at 233 Cameron St., Corunna, 9:30 a.m., March 23. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Horticultural Society

Sarnia Parks & Recreation director Rob Harwood speaks about “The Evolution of Parks & Recreation in Sarnia and the Value of Community Collaboration” at the Sarnia Horticultural Society. DeGroot’s Nurseries Green Room, 1840 London Line, 7 p.m. Free, all welcome. For more, call Barb at 519-332-5837

 

Income Tax Clinic

The Community Volunteer Income Tax Clinic held at the Sarnia Library, 124 Christina St. S., 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Open to all with low income. Also on March 24. For more, visit www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/ndvdls/vlntr/clncs/sarnia-on-eng.html

 

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

 

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

 

Art Pod

A new program inviting youth ages 9-16 with special needs and an interest in fine arts to explore art mediums. This session focuses on watercolour and techniques of masking, wax resist and salt. Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, 147 Lochiel St., 5 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. Materials included. To register, call 519-336-8127, ext. 3226

 

Art & Ideas Talk

Kelly Wallace and Glenn Stillar discuss their collaboration and how their individual art practices brought them together. Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, 147 Lochiel St., 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Free, give what you can. To register, call 519-336-8127 ext. 3226

 

Friday, March 23

 

Weight Loss Support

Join a registered dietitian and a group of peers in a monthly “Waist Away Support Group.” West Lambton Community Health Centre, 429 Exmouth St., 10:30 a.m. To register, call 519-344-3017, ext. 259

 

Saturday, March 24

 

Film Festival

The Sarnia Justic Film Festival presents Fractured Land, a film about a young Indigenous leader trying to reconcile traditional teachering with the law to protect the land. Sarnia Library Theatre, 124 Christina St. S. 7 p.m. Free, but donations appreciated. For more, visit Facebook: /SarniaJusticeFilmFestival

 

Hike

Lambton Outdoor Club hike at Parkhill/Fort Rose Conservation Area. Includes lunch with a fee. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

Book & Bake Sale

A book and Bake Sale at Paterson Memorial Presbyterian Church, 120 Russell St. S., 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more, call 519-344-6422

 

Ice Show

Skate Sarnia celebrates its 70th anniversary with an ice show featuring skater Elladj Balde and musician Eric Ethridge. Sarnia Arena, 134 Brock St. S., 2 p.m. Admission $25 adults, $15 fchildren ages 5 to 12, free under 5. Meet & greet after show for $20. Tickets available at arena or by calling 519-899-2773. For more, call www.skatesarnia.net

 

Sunday, March 25

 

Family Sunday

Paint like Matisse with long arm drawing 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

 

Classics & Jazz Show

Lambton Concert Band presents Classics & Jazz, an afternoon of jazz and classic music. Sarnia Library Auditorium, 124 Christina St. S., 2:30 p.m. Tickets $12 adults, $6 students, free for children under 6. For more, visit www.lambtonconcertband.com

 

 

Monday, March 26

 

Astronomy Club

Sarnia Astronomy Club presentation on what can be viewed in the spring night sky using binoculars or a small telescope. Various telescopes and binoculars will be set up and basic information provided. Errol Road Public School library, 989 Errol Rd. E., 7 p.m. Free. For more, call Ralph at 519-542-4260

 

Teen Cuisine

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

 

Lambton Wildlife

Professor Alan MacEachern from Western University will discuss historic weather observations and climate patterns and what they can tell us at a meeting of Lambton Wildlife. Esso Careers and Learning Centre, 660 Oakdale Ave., 7:30 p.m. For more, call 519-312-9216

 

Dance Lessons

Spring Dance Lessons from the Sarnia Ballroom Dancing Club, include sequence, cha cha, jive, foxtrot, samba and quickstep. For info and registration visit www.sarniaballroomdancingclub.ca

 

 

Herbal Therapy

Herbs for the ears, eyes and throat will be discussed at a meeting of the Lambton County Herb Society, along with a seed pot workshop. All welcome. 7 p.m., Twin Lakes Terrace, 1310 Murphy Rd. For more, call 519-541-9587

 

Wednesday, March 28

 

Ham Supper

London Road West United Church hosts a ham and scalloped potatoes supper. 2092 London Line. Sittings at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. Cost is $14 adults, $5 children ages 5 to 12, free under 5. Takeout available. For tickets, call Susan at 519-869-6281

 

Income Tax Clinic

The Community Volunteer Income Tax Clinic held at the Sarnia Library, 124 Christina St. S., 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Open to all with low income. For more, visit www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/ndvdls/vlntr/clncs/sarnia-on-eng.html

 

Computer Group

Topic is Identity Theft and Fraud. Central United Church, 220 George St., 1 p.m. For more, visit www.scug.ca or call 519-542-1949

 

Thursday, March 29

 

Art & Ideas Talk

Kate Wilson discusses the process of developing site-specific studies transformed into wall drawings and how the work responds to architecture and light. Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, 147 Lochiel St., 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Free, give what you can. To register, call 519-336-8127 ext. 3226

 

Friday, March 30

 

Good Friday Cantata

St. Andrew’s Choir & Friends present J.H. Maunders’ “Olivet to Calvary” for Good Friday. Featuring soloists Malcolm Heaton, John Worthington and Mary Abma. Reception follows. Freewill offering accepted. 261 Christina St. N., 7:30 p.m. For more, call 519-332-2662

 

Wednesday, April 4

 

Taste & Learn

Learn ways to use food for cancer prevention and to strengthen overall health and wellbeing. Light food samples included. Offered by Twin Bridges NPLC. Free. 109 Crawford St., 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

 

Women’s Fitness

Free fitness program offered by Twin Bridges NPLC combining cardiovascular, strength and flexibility exercises. Suitable for most levels. Lighthouse Community Church, 152 Parker St., 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays until April 25. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

 

Yoga

Mixed-level class for adults, suitable for most. Offered by Twin Bridges NPLC, free. Bring your own mat. Lighthouse Community Church, 152 Parker St., 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays until April 25. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

 

Classical Music

The Sarnia Concert Association presents pianist Philip Chiu at the Imperial Theatre, 168 Christina St. N., 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $40 adults, $25 students, available at the box office. For more, call 519-344-7469

 

Income Tax Clinic

The Community Volunteer Income Tax Clinic held at the Sarnia Library, 124 Christina St. S., 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Open to all with low income. Also on April 7 and 11. For more, visit www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/ndvdls/vlntr/clncs/sarnia-on-eng.html

 

Thursday, April 5

 

Empty Bowls

Annual fundraiser for the Inn of the Good Shepherd features a “poverty meal” of bread and chef soups served in a handmade pottery bowl you keep. Sittings at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m., Lambton College Events Centre. Tickets, $25, available at  www.theinnsarnia.ca/tickets or at the college or the Inn, 115 John St.

 

Meditation

Program designed to give basic understanding of meditation and learn practical mindfulness techniques to improve overall wellness. Offered by Twin Bridges NPLC, free. 109 Crawford St., 12 p.m. or 1:15 p.m. Thursdays until April 26. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

 

StrollerFit

Boot-camp style fitness class for moms, babies welcome in strollers or carriers. Includes cardiovascular, strength and flexibility exercises. Run by Twin Bridges NPLC. Free. Lighthouse Community Church, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Thursdays until April 26. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

 

Friday, April 6

 

Show & Sale

The Lawrence House Centre for the Arts hosts The Sarnia Photographic Club’s Annual Show and Sale for the month of April. 127 Christina St. S., 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Exhibition continues until April 28. Free admission. For more, visit www.lawrencehouse.ca or the Lawrence House Facebook page.

 

Live Music

The Casuals perform love at the Cheeky Monkey 130 Christina St. N., 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Pathfinders also selling Girl Guide cookies. For more, call 519-332-0978 or visit www.cheekymonkeysarnia.ca

 

Saturday, April 7

 

Trivial Pursuit Night

Trivial Pursuit Night at Central United Church, 220 George St., doors open 6:30 p.m., play at 7 p.m. Admission $15. Includes door prizes and refreshments. For tickets, call 519-344-4561

 

Sunday, April 8

 

Rayjon Pickleball

Rayjon’s 2nd annual Pickleball event at St. Patrick’s High School, 1001 The Rapids Pkwy., 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Costs $30 per person or $50 per couple, includes equipment, snacks, pizza, beverages, and prizes. All proceeds to Rayjon’s projects in Haiti and the Dominican Republic. To take part, contact Deb at 519-542-9939 or email rayjonsc@gmail.com

 

Tai Chi Open House

Free open house and demonstration of the Taoist Tai Chi arts at Lochiel Kiwanis Centre, 180 College Ave. N., 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Free admission. For more, call 519-344-0346

 

 

Monday, April 9

 

Chair Yoga

Gentle yoga sequence using chairs for additional support. Offered by Twin Bridges NPLC, free. Lighthouse Community Church, 152 Parker St., 9:30 a.m. or 11 a.m. Mondays until April 30. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

 

Gentle Yoga

Incorporates basic yoga poses through gentle sequences appropriate for most abilities. Offered by Twin Bridges NPLC. Free. Lighthouse Community Church, 152 Parker St., 12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays until April 30. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

 

Relay for Life

Learn more about what Relay for Life is all about. Find out where fundraising money goes and meet people whose lives have changed because of the funds raised. Point Edward Optimist Hall, 210 Monk St., 6 p.m. For more, call 519-332-0042 or visit www.relayforlife.ca/sarnia

 

Tai Chi Open House

Free open house and demonstration of the Taoist Tai Chi arts at Camlachie Community Centre, 6767 Camlachie Rd., 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Free admission. For more, call 519-344-0346

 

Thursday, April 10

 

Cancer Prevention

Registered dietitian provides lifestyle strategies that can prevent cancer and share practical ways to use nutrition to promote health. Twin Bridges NPLC, 109 Crawford St., 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

 

Wednesday, April 11

 

Tai Chi Open House

Free open house and demonstration of the Taoist Tai Chi arts at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 437 Colborne Dr., 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Free admission. For more, call 519-344-0346

 

Friday, April 13

 

Scott Woods Concert

Scoot Woods will perform his trick fiddling at Camlachie United Church, 6784 Camlachie Rd., 7 p.m. Featuring guitarist Steve Piticco and step dancer Leo Stock. Light refreshments after show. Admission $25 adults, $10 children. Fully accessible building. For tickets, call Terry 519-869-4103 or the church office 519-899-4720

 

Saturday, April 14

 

Film Festival

The Sarnia Justic Film Festival presents After Spring, a film that explores the Syrian refugee crisis by following two families and an aid working fighting to keep a refugee camp running. Sarnia Library Theatre, 124 Christina St. S. 7 p.m. Free, but donations appreciated. For more, visit Facebook: /SarniaJusticeFilmFestival

 

70s & 80s Dance

Sarnia Community Foundation celebrates its 35th anniversary with a dance featuring 70s and 80s music. Dante Club, 1330 London Rd., 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. Includes appetizers, cash bar, and prizes for best dressed. Tickets $35, or book a table. For information and tickets, call 519-332-2588

 

Monday, April 16

 

Deadline to register for Sarnia’s 4th annual Community Parks Clean-Up Day, when individuals and groups pitch in to clean up parks and trails. For more, visit www.sarnia.ca or call 519-332-0330, ext. 3210

 

Tuesday, April 17

 

Building Trust

Two-hour session examines ways to build trust with self and others and how to strengthen trust for emotional resilience. Free. Twin Bridges NPLC, 109 Crawford St., 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

 

Wednesday, April 18

 

Customer Service Workshop

Sarnia-Lambton Business Development Corporation holds an interactive workshop to help retail and foodservice owners, managers and supervisors improve customer service and sales. Hosted by Mike Desantis. Tourism Sarnia-Lambton, 1455 Venetian Blvd., 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Cost $25, register on Eventbrite.com. For more, contact Don at 519-383-1371 or don@slbdc.com

 

Saturday, April 21

 

Daffodil Dip

Individuals, teams and families welcome to join the dip in the lake for Canadian Cancer Society at the Sarnia Riding Club, 980 Riding Club Lane., registration 10 a.m., dip at 11 a.m. Pre-event registration, $40, event day $60. Participants encouraged to raise $100. Food and entertainment afterwards. For more, visit 519-332-0042 or visit convio.cancer.ca/goto/daffodildipsarnia18

 

Tuesday, April 24

 

Coping with Grief

Two-hour session to better understand the grief process and how to help yourself and others through loss. Facilitated by a Registered Psychotherapist. Free. Twin Bridges NPLC, 109 Crawford St., 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

 

 

Saturday, May 12

 

Race to Erase

Twelve annual event featuring teams of four competing in fun challenges to raise money for 11 local charities. For more, visit http://sarnia2018.racetoerase.com/ or call Rich at 519-330-1138.

 

Monday, May 14

 

Relay for Life Meeting

Learn more about what Relay for Life is all about. Find out where fundraising money goes and meet people whose lives have changed because of the funds raised. Point Edward Optimist Hall, 210 Monk St., 6 p.m. Also on June 4, same time and place. For more, call 519-332-0042 or visit www.relayforlife.ca/sarnia.

 

Friday, June 15

 

Relay for Life

Annual cancer-fighting fundraiser. Join as a team or individual, survivors walk the Survivor Victory Lap, light a luminary in memory or in honour of a loved one. Includes entertainment and food. Clearwater Arena Park, 1400 Wellington St., 6 p.m. to 12 a.m. For more and to register, visit www.relayforlife.ca/sarnia or call 519-332-0042