What’s happening: week of Nov. 22

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, Nov. 22

 

Tourism AGM

Annual general meeting of Tourism Sarnia-Lambton will be held at 1455 Venetian Blvd. in Point Edward, starting at 9 a.m. Discussion on 2018 year in review, and ways tourism businesses can get involved next year. For more, call 519-336-3232

 

Workplace Ergonomics

Deadline this day to register for a Nov. 29 “lunch and learn” on the new CSA office ergonomic standard and MSD prevention guidelines for Ontario. OHCOW Office, 171 Kendall St., Point Edward, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free, incudes lunch. To register, contact Ann at ATanner@ohcow.on.ca or call 519-337-4627, ext, 2322

 

Magic Show

The Lambton Shrine Club is putting on a family-friendly holiday magic show at the Sarnia Library Theatre. Admission is free. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and showtime is 7 p.m. For more, call 344 3282.

 

Friday, Nov. 23

 

Secret Santa Shoppe

Children can do their Christmas shopping at Pathway Health Centre, 1240 Murphy Rd. All gifts are pre-wrapped, nothing over $10. Nov. 23 from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Nov. 24 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Nov. 25 from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more, call 519-542-3471

 

Concert

Lambton County Archives host singer-songwriter James Gordon at the Sarnia Library Theatre, 124 Christina St. S., 7:30 p.m. Tickets, $25, available at EventBrite link on Archives’ Facebook page. For more, contact 519-845-5426, ext. 5239, or Nicole.Aszalos@county-lambton.on.ca

 

Saturday, Nov. 24

 

Hike

The Lambton Outdoor Club is hiking Westminster Ponds in London. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

Christmas Bazaar

Includes baked goods, crafts, meat pies, jams, and preserves. Soup, chili, coffee and tea for $5. St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 437 Colborne Dr., 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. For more, contact 519-862-3641 or sap@xcelco.on.ca

 

Christmas Bazaar

Sacred Heart CWL Christmas Bazaar featuring baking, knitting, used books, Christmas gifts, attic treasures, decorative outdoor pots, and turkey, apple and tourtiere pies. 1465 Lecaron Ave., 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more, call 519- 344-2992

 

Christmas Bazaar

At Cannon Davis Church, a Christmas Bazaar and Coffee featuring quilts, bake table, deli, meat pies, jewellery, craft table, and vendors. 380 Russell St., 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Tea room for $2. For more, call 519-344-9531

 

Crafternoon Tea

At Our Lady of Mercy Church Hall, featuring craft tables, woodworking, sewing, knitting, baking, jewelry, etc. with door prizes and draw. Free admission, with all proceeds to Canadian Catholic Missions. $6 lunch. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., 390 Christina St. N., For more, call 519-332-5382

 

Card Making

Point Edward Library offering a card making class. 200 Michigan Ave., 11 a.m. Cost $10, includes supplies to make two cards. Register by calling 519-336-3291

 

Winter Fun Day

Organized by Noelle’s Gift and includes craft tables, movies with popcorn, hot chocolate, juice & pizza, horse & wagon rides and picture with Santa. Free, at St. Matthew’s School, 720 Elm Ave., 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. For more contact Sue at sserratore6@gmail.com

 

Sunday, Nov. 25

 

Christmas Carols

The music and carols of Christmas heard at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 261 Christina St. N., 7 p.m. Free will offering. For more, call 519-332-2662

 

Monday, Nov. 26

 

Facts and Chat

Strangway Adult Community Centre holding a “Facts and Chat” session on fraud prevention and a driving tests. Learn safe driving tips, warning signs for retiring your licence, etc., and Sarnia Police will discuss latest scams and how to protect yourself from fraudulent activities. 260 East St. N., 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Free. To register, call 519-332-0656

 

Wildlife Presentation

Professional herpetologist Steve Marks speaks about appreciating reptiles and amphibians with Lambton Wildlife. YMCA Careers and Learning Centre, 660 Oakdale Ave., refreshments at 7 p.m., presentation at 7:30 p.m. Free. Everyone welcome. For more, visit www.lambtonwildlife.com

 

Monday, Nov. 26

 

Luncheon

Mayflower Rebekah Lodge #324 holding a turkey luncheon with homemade desserts at All Saints’ Anglican Church, 498 Lyndoch St., Corunna, 12 p.m. Tickets $15. Everyone welcome. Dine in or take out. For more, call 519-466-5564

 

Tuesday, Nov. 27

 

Battling Holiday Bulge

Twin Bridges NPLC offering session facilitated by Registered Dietitian to provide information and tools that will help navigate holiday gatherings with enjoyment. 153 Christina St. S., 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Hiking

The Lambton Outdoor Club is doing a local, slower-paced hike around Canatara Park. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

Fruit Cake

Kiwanis Club begins annual sale of Claxton Fruit Cakes at the Lambton Mall, in front of the Body Shop, every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday until Dec. 21. From more, email Sheila at  s.donald@cogeco.ca

 

Heart Disease

A congenital heart disease meet-and-greet at Sarnia Cardiac Rehabilitation Centre, 460 Christina St. N., 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Family members and parents of children with CHD also welcome. For more, call Shelley at 519-381-2474

 

Recruitment Expo

VON Sarnia-Lambton holding a Volunteer Recruitment Expo at 1705 London Line, 1 p.m. 4 p.m. Learn how you can be a champion in your community by volunteering. For more, call 519-542-2821, ext. 4530

 

Wednesday, Nov. 28

 

Parkinson’s Support

Christine Wright of the Alzheimer’s Society will discuss “Understanding Dementia” at a meeting of the Sarnia-Lambton Parkinson’s Support Group. Clearwater Arena, 1400 Wellington St., 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more, call Carolyn at 519-337-5330

 

Thursday, Nov. 29

 

Holiday Coping

A session to discuss stress management strategies, emotional eating, conflict resolution and more to help navigate the holidays season with ease and enjoyment. 153 Christina St. S., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays until Dec. 6. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Turkey Bingo

Christmas Turkey Bingo at Corunna Legion, 350 Albert St., doors open 6 p.m., play at 7 p.m. 25 regular games. 4 cards for $20. “Special Game” is $2 per strip. Food available. All welcome. For more, call 519-862-1240

 

Friday, Nov. 30

 

Christmas Bazaar

Afton Park Place LTC presents its annual Christmas Bake Sale and Bazaar, 1200 Afton Dr., 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Includes baked goods, rummage table, and handicrafts. Free admission, all are welcome. For more, call 519-336-2362 between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.

 

Bazaar & Food Drive

At Green Haven Estates, featuring crafts, Avon, Regal, baking, solar crafts, sewing and meat pies. Also collecting food, baby items and socks, hats and scarves for the Salvation Army. 1940 London Line, at Airport Road, 9 a.m. to 12 noon. For more, contact Joyce at 519-542-4803

 

Messy Church

Parents, grandparents and other caregivers invited to bring children to Central United Church, 220 George St., 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Children will learn about God with games, crafts, Bible stories and fun. Light supper provided. Free will donations appreciated. For more, call 519-344-4561

 

Saturday, Dec. 1

 

Breakfast with Santa

Corunna United Church hosting a breakfast with Santa. All kids accompanied by an adult are invited. 198 Hill St., 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Cost $5 adults, $2 children. Photos are $1. Advance tickets required. For tickets and info, call Sharon at 519-862-1957

 

Pigeon Show

Sarnia Poultry & Pigeon Club holding a Pigeon Show at DeGroot’s Nurseries, 1840 London Line, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free admission, donations welcome. For more, contact Gary at 519-336-5535 or garyhelmet@yahoo.ca, or visit the “Sarnia Poultry Pigeon and Pet Stock Association” Facebook page

 

Christmas In The Village

At St. Paul’s Anglican Church, featuring baking, books, native crafts, meat pies and special vendors. All proceeds to local charities. Free admission, free coffee and popcorn. 210 Michigan Ave., 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more, call 519-337-2811

 

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

 

Pet Photo with Santa

Pets photos taken with Santa at DeGroot’s Nurseries, 1840 London Line, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Dec. 1st and 2nd. $10 per pet. Online gallery available, no prints. For more, contact ed@sarniahumanesociety.com or 519-344-7064

 

Christmas Concert

The Bluewater Chordsmen hosting their annual Christmas Benefit Concert at New Horizons Community Church, 383 Russell St., 1 p.m. Free will donations accepted at the door, all proceeds to Brain Injury Association Sarnia-Lambton and Harmonize for Speech. For more, call 519-332-3918

 

Creative Writing

Organization for Literacy in Lambton hosting a Creative Writing Workshop with Joy Kita for students ages 10-15. Lawrence House Centre for the Arts, 127 Christina St. S., 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. $10 per student. Register at www.readsarnia.com or 519-332-4876

 

Bake and Craft Sale

Clara’s Annual Bake Sale, Craft Sale and White Elephant Sale at Corunna Legion, 350 Albert St., 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Proceeds to the Fred Victor Centre for homeless veterans. Accessible building. All welcome. For more, call 519-862-1240

 

Turkey Draw

Turkey and “Glass Turkey” Draw at the Corunna Legion, 350 Albert St., 3 p.m. Food available. Accessible building. All welcome. For more, call 519-862-1240

 

Sunday, Dec. 2

 

Christmas Concert

Sarnia and District Community Choir presents an audience participation “Caroling and Christmas Concert” at Central Baptist Church, 391 London Rd., 2:30 p.m. Admission is canned goods and/or freewill offering for the Inn of the Good Shepherd. For more, visit www.sarniaanddistrictcommunitychoir.com

 

Songs and Carols

An evening of songs and carols featuring Sursum Corda and the Point Edward Presbyterian choir at Point Edward Presbyterian Church, 306 Michigan Ave., 7 p.m. Refreshments following. For more, contact Sharon at 519-541-1093, 519 384-1510, or jsedgeworth2@cogeco.ca

 

Euchre Tournament

Progressive Euchre Tournament at Corunna Legion, 350 Albert St., registration from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., play at 1 p.m. $10 per person. Pre-register at the bar. Food available. Accessible building. All welcome. For more, call 519-862-1240

 

Monday, Dec. 3

 

Living With Diabetes

Rapids Family Health Team offers 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 Dec. 4, 233 Cameron St., Corunna, 9:30 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Teen Cuisine

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

 

Meditation

Helps 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. For more, call 519-344-3017

 

Tuesday, Dec. 4

 

Self-Compassion

A session on the importance of self-care ,with practices that enhance kindness and compassion towards self and emotional resilience. 153 Christina St. S., 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Scott Woods Concert

 

Scott Woods’ “Old Time Christmas” is two-hour show of seasonal songs, inspirational stories, and family fun. Camlachie United church, 6784 Camlachie Rd., 7 p.m. Admission $25 adults, $10 children. Light refreshments after show. For tickets, call Terry at 519-869-4103 or the church office 519-899-4720

 

Cooking Class

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free cooking class “Healthy Holiday Baking”. 1150 Pontiac Dr., 1:30 p.m. Also on Dec. 5, 9:30 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Tuesday December 4

 

Photography

Paul Sorensen will discuss photos that ‘Stand Out Above the Crowd.’ whether using professional DSLRs or the latest smart phone technology. Sarnia Photographic Club, at Sarnia Library Auditorium. Social time begins at 6:30 pm. For more, visit www.sarniaphotoclub.com or call Alexa at 519-542-8020

 

Wednesday, Dec. 5

 

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 Dec. 11 at the Dante Club, same time, and Dec. 22 at Temple Baptist Church, 9 a.m. to 12 noon. For more, call Stephanie at 519-331-0764

 

Overcoming Stress

Learn healthy ways to limit and cope with stress, and how to manage conflict in a positive manner at West Lambton Community Health Centre’s “SOS (Start Overcoming Stress)” class. 429 Exmouth St., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. To register, call 519-344-3017, ext. 259

 

Thursday, Dec. 6

 

Memorial Service

A Christmas special service to remember and honour the lives of lost loved ones, at Bethel Church, 1565 London Line, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Contact office by Dec. 3 to get free Christmas ornament in honour of loved one. For more, call 519-542-7731

 

Knitting Group

Knit hats and mittens to place on the West Lambton Community Health Centre’s Christmas tree, to give to those in need. Accepting donations of completed hats and mittens, yarn and knitting supplies. All welcome. Monthly, every first Thursday. 429 Exmouth St., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. No registration required. For more, call 519-344-3017

 

Friday, Dec. 7

 

Compassion Fatigue

A session to learn the signs and symptoms of burnout and toll it takes on your health, whether caring for others in your personal or professional life. 153 Christina St. S., 110 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Nativity Walk

View over 300 nativity sets from different countries, accompanied by Christmas music. First Christian Reformed Church, 1106 Exmouth St., 1 p.m. to 9 p.m., and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. No entrance fee, free refreshments, accessible building. For more, call 519-336-8808

 

Vendor Sale

Harmony for Youth sale and show includes local trades, crafts, food, and more. Bayside Mall, 150 Christina St. N., 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Use Christina St. entrance. To be a vendor, contact 519-339-6610

 

Stress Management

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free stress management workshop. 1150 Pontiac Dr., 9:30 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Live Music

Live music dedicated to Canadian rock with Big Highway, featuring an art exhibit and sale by Bill Walters. Cheeky Monkey, 130 Christina St. N., 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more, call 519-332-0978

 

Senior’s Social Time

Meet new friends and learn about other free programs and services available at West Lambton Community Health Centre. 429 Exmouth St., 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Monthly, every first Friday. Free. No registration required. For more, call 519-344-3017

 

Saturday, Dec. 8

 

Poultry Show

Sarnia Poultry & Pigeon Club holding a Poultry Show at DeGroot’s Nurseries, 1840 London Line, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free admission, donations welcome. For more, contact Gary at 519-336-5535 or garyhelmet@yahoo.ca, or visit the “Sarnia Poultry Pigeon and Pet Stock Association” Facebook page

 

Hiking

The Lambton Outdoor Club is hiking in the evening around Centennial Park to enjoy the Christmas Lights. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

Christmas Bazaar

St. George’s Ukrainian Catholic Church Christmas Bazaar featuring perogies, cabbage rolls, baking and more. 1055 Rosedale Ave., 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more, call 519-542-9903

 

Christmas Bazaar

Items for sale include artwork, baking, jewelry, home decor, woodworking, handcrafted items, cosmetics and more. Marshall Gowland Manor, 749 Devine St., 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more, call 519-336-3720

 

Live Music Fundraiser

Robb Sharp & Lit’l Chicago perform along with the River City Band at River City Vineyard, 260 Mitton St. N., 7 p.m. Tickets $20 in advance, $25 at door. Bring a can to support meals and food bank. For tickets, call 519-383-8463 or vineyard@rcv.org for more information

 

Greek Christmas Sale

 

A Christmas sale featuring Greek foods and baked goods at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 1299 Murphy Rd., 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. All are welcome. For more, call Mersina at 519-869-6137 or visit www.stdemetriossarnia.org

 

Sunday, Dec. 9

 

Christmas Carols

Sursum Corda Christian Male Chorus presenting Community Christmas Carol Sing at First Christian Reformed Church, 1105 Exmouth St., 6:30 p.m. Free admission, everyone welcome. For more, call Bert at 519-312-7727

 

Tuesday, Dec. 11

 

Genealogy

The Lambton County Branch of Ontario Genealogical Society hold its Christmas Gathering at the LDS Church, 1400 Murphy Rd., 7:30 p.m. Free & open to public. Call 519-383-0468 or email jdlk@bell.net

 

Wednesday, Dec. 12

 

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free cooking class “Healthy Holiday Baking”. 437 Colborne Dr., Corunna, 10 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Friday, Dec. 14

 

Live Music Cafe

George Ayers will perform and Sisters of Soul host the Live Music Cafe at Foursquare Church, 207 Talfourd St., 7:30 p.m. Donations welcomed. For more, contact Fran at 1voice2sing@gmail.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. For more, call 519-344-3017

 

Saturday, Dec. 15

Mixed Dart Tournament

Alf Hughes Memorial Mixed Dart Tournament at Corunna Legion, 350 Albert St., registration from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m., play at 11 a.m. $5 per event. Food available. Accessible building. All welcome. For more, call 519-862-1240

 

Sunday, Dec. 16

 

Christmas Hymn Sing

Christmas Hymn Sing at Huron Baptist Church, 1285 Michigan Ave., 6:30 p.m. Food and fellowship to follow. For more, call 519-542-4581

 

Wednesday, Jan. 2

 

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 Jan. 8 at the Dante Club, same time, and Jan. 26 at Temple Baptist Church, 9 a.m. to 12 noon. For more, call Stephanie at 519-331-0764

 

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

 

Wednesday, Feb. 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 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

 

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