What’s happening: week of Nov. 9

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. 9

 

Art & Ideas Talk

Sara Karn will demonstrate the important role of music in wartime Canada. Patrons will have opportunity to view sheet music, listen to historic recordings, and enjoy period music played live by Karn. Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, 147 Lochiel St., 7 p.m. Cost is $20 plus tax. Must pre-register by calling 519-336-8127

 

Rainbow Plate

Lambton County Library and Lambton Public Health familiarizing children with healthy fruits and vegetables through the Rainbow Plate program. Registered dieticians provide healthy foods that have been washed, cut, and grouped by colour. Free. Mallroad Library, 1362 Lambton Mall Rd., 6:30 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-542-2580

 

Healthy Eating

Children can learn about the different colours of a healthy plate at Mallroad Library’s “Rainbow Plate – Healthy Eating Made Simple”. 1362 Lambton Mall Rd., 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-542-2580

 

Art & Ideas

Sara Karn will discuss the sounds of wartime Canada with songs composed during WWI. View sheet music, listen to recordings, live piano snippets and participate in a live “music hall style” sing-along. Cost $20. Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, 147 Lochiel St., 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Must register by calling 519-336-8127

 

Friday, Nov. 10

 

Candlelight Tribute

The Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 62, holds its 7th annual Candlelight Tribute for Remembrance Day. Candles can be purchased from the Legion for a minimum donation of $5. Bring candle to City Hall on Front St., between 7 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. At 7:30 p.m., proceed to the Cenotaph where you can place your candle. For more, call 519-336-2841

 

Live Music Cafe

Rob Rooke will be the musical guest, with Sisters of Soul hosting. Foursquare Church, 207 Talfourd St., 7:30 p.m. Donations welcome. For more, contact Fran at 1voice2sing@gmail.com

 

Quit Smoking

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free quit smoking workshop and nicotine replacement therapy program. 1150 Pontiac Dr., 9:30 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Souper Lunch

Prepare two nutritious soups at West Lambton Community Health Centre’s “Souper Lunch Friday.” Bring your own containers to take soup home. St. Luke’s United Church, 350 Indian Rd. S., 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. For more, call 519-344-3017 ext. 237

 

Saturday, Nov. 11

Ballroom Dance

Sarnia Ballroom Dancing Club hosts a dance at the Camlachie Community Centre, 6767 Camlachie Rd., 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Cost $30. Open to all. For more, visit sarniaballroomdancingclub.ca

 

Fall Polish Bazaar

Queen of Peace CWL holds a Fall Polish Bazaar. Selling potato and cheese pierogi, cabbage rolls, polish sauerkraut, turkey pies, home baked goods, and a craft table. Hot brunch available. Polish Hall, 173 Exmouth St., 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. For more, call Donna Longo at 519-542-4050

 

Hiking

The Lambton Outdoor club hosting a hike in Killaly Woods in London. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

Literary Reading

Poet and blogger Debbie Okun Hill will launch an art-themed poetry chapbook, Drawing from Experience, with readings by Ryan Gibbs and Anne Kavanagh Beachey, followed by an open mic. All welcome. Free, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Coffee Lodge, 400 Exmouth St. For more, call 289-808-1025

 

Tuesday, Nov. 14

 

Genealogy

Historians and Journal contributors Tom Slater and Randy Evans will discuss the Battle of Vimy Ridge at a meeting of the Lambton County Branch of Ontario Genealogical Society, at the LDS Church, 1400 Murphy Rd. 7:30 p.m. Free & open to public. For more, call 519-383-0468 or email jdlk@bell.net

 

Wednesday, Nov. 15

 

Mystery Night

The Book Keeper holds a “Mystery Night” with best-selling authors Linwood Barclay and Ian Hamilton. At Sarnia Riding Club, 980 Riding Club Ln., 7 p.m. Tickets are $10. For more, call 519-337-3171

 

Diabetes Prevention

Rapids Family Health Team offering free workshop for people at high risk of developing diabetes. 1150 Pontiac Dr., 1:30 p.m. Also on Nov. 16 at 233 Cameron St., Corunna, 9:30 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Ham Dinner

Canon Davis Memorial Church hosting a ham and scalloped potato dinner at 380 Russell St. N. Seating at 5 p.m. Cost $15. For take-out orders or reservations call 519-344-9531.

 

Board Game Night

Bring a favourite board or card games to play. Learn about board games like “Settlers of Catan,” games played with miniatures like “Star Wars X-Wings” and role-playing games like “Dungeons and Dragons.” Sarnia Library, 124 Christina St. S., 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays. For more, call 519-337-3291

 

Routes to Roots

Find different routs to discovering your family roots with an experienced researched and build your family tree. Free. Sarnia Library, 124 Christina St. S., 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Also on Nov. 22 and 29. Must pre-register by calling 519-337-3291

 

Thursday, Nov. 16

 

The Fidgets

The family-friendly local comedy troupe brings its “Mousetrap” show to the Imperial Theatre, in support of the Celebration of Lights. 168 Christina St. N., Showtime 7 p.m. Tickets, $26, available by calling 519-344-7469

 

StrollerFit

A Bootcamp-style fitness program. Suitable for most levels. Bring a stroller to each session. Classes offered by Twin Bridges NPLC. Free. Lighthouse Community Church, 152 Parker St., 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Thursdays until December 7. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

 

Auction Fundraiser

At the Navy Club, with proceeds to The Children’s Health Foundation and The Children’s Wish Foundation. 7 p.m., 1420 Lougar St. For more, call 519-344-0331

 

Friday, Nov. 17

 

Concert Series

Wulf von Waldo on sax, Robert Gismondi on guitar, Dan Martin on bass and Chris Reid on drums play a mix of blues, rock and Latin fusion at the Lawrence House’s Concert Series. 127 Christina St. S., 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets available www.lawrencehouse.ca for $10. For more, call 519-337-0507

 

Saturday, Nov. 18

 

Breakfast with Santa

Corunna United Church hosts a breakfast with Santa at 198 Hill St., Corunna, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. All children accompanied by adult welcome. Cost $5 for adults, $2 for children. Photos are $1. Advance tickets required. Call Sharon at 519-862- 1957

 

Hike

The Lambton Outdoor club is hosting a hike at the Springwater Conservation Area. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

Artist Show and Sale

Professional artist J. Allison Robichaud holding a studio show and sale featuring original landscapes, floral and still life paintings. 611 Errol Rd. West, from 12 noon to 4:30 p.m. Also on Saturday, Nov. 25. For more, call 519-344-9071

 

Turkey Dinner

Lambton Centre hosting a Fall Night Out featuring a full course turkey dinner at Camlachie United Church, 6784 Camlachie Rd., 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Cost $15 advance or $17 at door for adults, $10 children under 13, free children under 6. For more, call 519-786-5663 or email info@lambtoncentre.com

 

Christmas Bazaar

Dunlop United Church’s annual Christmas Bazaar at 757 Rosedale Ave., 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Featuring jewellery, crafts, sewing, bake sale and more. Refreshments available. Accessible building. Free admission. For more, call 519-337-3061

 

Christmas Bazaar

At St. Michael’s Church, featuring tourtieres, baking, gift baskets, quilting, sewing, crafts, books and more. 1920 Wildwood, Bright’s Grove, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Everyone welcome. For more, call 519-869-2845

 

Christmas Bake Sale

Christmas Bake and Lunch Sale at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 1299 Murphy Rd., 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Items include Greek pastries, grape vine leaves, moussaka, cabbage rolls, and more. For more, call Mersina 519-869-6137 or visit www.stdemetriossarnia.org

 

Bazaar

The Talk o’ The Town Bazaar at St. Bartholomew’s Church, 718 Cathcart Blvd., 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Featuring turkey pies, baking, sewing, knitting, preserves, trinkets & treasures, soaps, books and more. For more, call 519-383-6933

 

Single Release

Single Release Party for Sarnia country musician Eric Ethridge’s new song “Makin’ Me Crazy.” Station Music Hall, 505 Campbell St. All ticket proceeds will go to Community Concerns for the Medically Fragile. For more, call 519-383-0006

 

Christmas Antique Sale

Antique and Craft Sale at Trinity Anglican Church, 1194 Murphy Rd., 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Items include books, crafts, a bake table, and more. Free admission. To book a table, call Joan at 519-542-3559

 

Tech with Treena

A program using the Makerspace equipment housed at Mallroad Library, 1362 Lambton Mall Rd., 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. For children. Must pre-register by calling 519-542-2580

 

Drawing Animals

For tweens to adults. Learn the basics of drawing with professional artist Karlene Ryan. Theme: Drawing animals. Mallroad Library, 1362 Lambton Mall Rd., 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Must pre-register calling 519-542-2580

 

Storytime

Song and story followed by an activity. For school-age kids. Sarnia Library, 124 Christina St. S., 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Also on Nov. 25. For more, call 519-337-3291

 

Bake Sale and Deli

Items for sale include turkey pies, butter tarts, fruit pies, cookies, cakes, jam, pickles, and soups. Coffee and muffins for $2 at cafe. Central United Church, 220 George St., 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. For more, call 519-344-4561

 

Post-Concussion Group

Support group that provides resources, strategies and recent approaches to brain injury rehabilitation and support for people who have post-concussion syndrome/concussions. Drop in. Sarnia Library, 124 Christina St. S., 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Also on Nov. 25 and Dec. 2. For more, call Joe at 519-383-7072 or email jrsmits2003@yahoo.ca

 

Poetry Reading

Lawrence House presents readings by authors featured in the Lummox Poetry Anthology. Local poets include James Deahl, Debbie Okun Hill, Norma West Linder, Rhonda Melanson, Lynn Tait and Grace Vermeer. 127 Christina St. S., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Free admission. For more, call 519-337-0507

 

Christmas Bazaar

At Paterson Memorial Church, featuring frozen meat pies, attic treasures, deli and bake tables, handmade items and books. Coffee Break $2. No elevator. 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon, 120 Russell St. S., For more, call Sharron at 519-336-3424

 

Sunday, Nov. 19

 

Concert Series

The Riverview Jazz Trio play a mix of jazz standards, bebop and blues with Motown influence at the Lawrence House Concert Series. 127 Christina St. S., 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets available at www.lawrencehouse.ca for $10. For more, call 519-337-0507

 

Monday, Nov 20

 

Gentle Yoga

Twin Bridges NPLC’s free yoga class incorporates basic yoga poses and meditation to reduce stress. Lighthouse Community Church, 152 Parker St., 12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays until Dec. 1. Bring your own mat. Register at www.tbnplc.com or call 226-776-9030

 

Chair Yoga

Twin Bridges NPLC’s free class is a gentle yoga sequence using chairs. Lighthouse Community Church, 152 Parker St., 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Mondays until Dec. 11. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

 

Healthy Eating

Rapids Family Health Team offering a four-week healthy eating and lifestyle change group called Healthy Eating and You. 1150 Pontiac Dr., 5:30 p.m. Also on Nov. 21 at 233 Cameron St., Corunna, 9:30 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Makey Makey

Makey Makey turns everyday objects into keyboards and mouse controls. Mallroad Library, 1362 Lambton Mall Rd., 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Also on Nov. 29. For more, call 519-542-2580

 

Tuesday, Nov. 21

 

Cooking Class

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free cooking class,“Dining With Diabetes.” 1150 Pontiac Dr., 9:30 a.m. Also on Nov. 22 at 1:30 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Cubelets and MOSS

Use magnetic blocks that snap together to make robots that respond to light and sound. Point Edward Library, 220 Michigan Ave., 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. For ages 10 and up. For more, call 519-336-3291

 

Wednesday, Nov. 22

 

Living With Diabetes

Rapids Family Health Team offering a two-hour group session with an overview of How to Live Well with Diabetes. 233 Cameron St. Corunna, 5:30 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Healthy Futures

Rapids Family Health Team offers tips & tricks on raising healthy children. Topic: Hunger Busters & the Impact of Family Meals on Mental Health. 1150 Pontiac Dr., 6 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Parkinson’s

People living with Parkinson’s and their care partners are invited to meet at Clearwater Arena where an invited guest speaker will lead in a discussion about retirement homes. 1400 Wellington St., 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more, call 519-337-5330

 

Thursday, Nov. 23

 

Art & Ideas Talk

Dr. Timothy Winegard, international historian, scholar and educator, who grew up in Sarnia and served with the Canadian Forces Reserves, to speak about First Nations participation in the First World War. Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, 147 Lochiel St., 7 p.m. Cost $20 plus tax. Must pre-register by calling 519-336-8127

 

Diabetes Cooking

Free class focusing on the basics of healthy eating for diabetes prevention and management. Led by registered dietitian. 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

 

Friday, Nov. 24

 

Weight Loss Support

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

 

PD Day Movie

Showing the movie “Big Hero 6,” Rated PG. Sarnia Library, 124 Christina St. S., 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. For more, call 519-337-3291

 

Christmas Market

Items for sale include turkey pies, lasagna, shepherd’s pie and other frozen entrees, baked goods, Christmas planters, and used books. St. Giles Presbyterian Church, 770 Lakeshore Rd., 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more, call Suzanne at 519-542-2253

 

Christmas Organ Concert

Organists Rodney Jantzi and Jeff Searson will present the sounds of the season on the recently restored 1881 Dominion reed organ in the Moore Museum chapel. Refreshments and a sneak peek at log cabin Christmas decorations. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. 94 Moore Line. Tickets $20, children $10. To order, call 519-867-2020.

 

Saturday, Nov. 25

 

Soup and Dance

St. Thomas Catholic Parish hosting an evening of Latin dance lessons and tasty soup. At St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, 895 Champlain Rd., 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Cash bar. $20 per person. Proceeds to St. Thomas Aquinas Refugee Program and St. Joseph Shelter in Bukavu. For more, call 519-312-2025

 

Animal Homes

Join Lambton Wildlife Inc.’s Young Naturalists and Junior Conservationist clubs in building bee, bird, bat and squirrel houses. Ages 6-16. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 100 Christina St. N. Registration Required. Limited numbers. For more, contact Mike at m.kent@lambtonwildlife.com or www.lambtonwildlife.com

 

Hike

The Lambton Outdoor club is hosting a hike along the St Clair River near Port Lambton. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

Crafternoon Tea

At Our Lady of Mercy Church Hall, featuring craft tables of woodworking, sewing, baking, jewelry, etc., and a $6 lunch of sandwiches, scones, jams and sweets. 390 Christina St. N., 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free admission. Proceeds to Canadian Catholic Missions. For more, call 519-332-5382

 

Winter Snow Bazaar

At St. Paul’s United Church, featuring vendors, deli, baked goods, popcorn, books and a luncheon café. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 360 Devine St., For more, call 519-337-6312

 

Bazaar

At St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, annual Candy Cane Bazaar including crafts, baking, meat pies, and a served lunch. 437 Colborne St., Corunna, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. For more, call 519-862-3641

 

Crafternoon Tea

Craft tables and lunch available. Our Lady of Mercy Church Hall, 390 Christina St. N., 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Proceeds to Canadian Catholic Missions. For more, call 519-332-5382

 

Concert Series

Cory James Mitchell will play many of his own songs inspired by country roots, soul and southern music at the Lawrence House’s Concert Series. 127 Christina St. S., 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets available at www.lawrencehouse.ca for $10. For more, call 519-337-0507

 

Pop Up Shop

Local businesses hold a small business Saturday pop up shop with handcraft holiday gifts designed and made locally. At JadyBabys in the 2 Amigos Plaza, 914 Murphy Rd., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more, email lovelocallambton@gmail.com or call 226-932-0198

 

Christmas Bazaar

Items for sale include baking, preserves, knitting, attic treasures, books, jewelry, purses, raffles, hostess gift baskets, and decorative outdoor Christmas pots, turkey pies, tourtieres, apple pies. Sacred Heart Church, 1465 Lecaron Ave., 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more, call 519-344-2992

 

Monday, Nov. 27

 

Lambton Wildlife

Biologist Erin Carroll speaks about wartybacks, heelsplitters, pigtoes, softshells, madtoms, and redhorses – some of the unique mussels, turtles and fish inhabiting the Sydenham river. YMCA Careers and Learning Centre, 660 Oakdale Ave. Refreshments and social gathering at 7 p.m., followed by the information at 7:30 p.m. Free, all welcome. For more, visit www.lambtonwildlife.com

 

Quit Smoking

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free quit smoking workshop and nicotine replacement therapy program. 1150 Pontiac Dr., 1:30 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Tuesday, Nov. 28

 

Self-Compassion

An educational and interactive session on the concept of self-compassion and how to practice it in everyday situations. Assists in wellbeing and emotional resilience. Twin Bridges NPLC, 109 Crawford St., 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com or call 226-776-9030

 

Cooking Class

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free cooking class “Dining With Diabetes.” 437 Colborne St., Corunna., 1:30 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Penny Pinching

Learn how to cook healthy, inexpensive meals. West Lambton Community Health Centre, 429 Exmouth St., 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free. To register, call 519-344-3017, ext. 277

 

Wednesday, Nov. 29

 

Silhouette Cameo Workshop

Bright’s Grove Library, 2618 Hamilton Rd., 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. For ages 10 and up. For more, call 519-869-2351

 

Thursday, Nov. 30

 

Teen Advisory Group

For ages 12 to 18. Earn community involvement hours, build leaderships and meet new friends. Members have a say in what activities and services are offered at the library. Sarnia Library, 124 Christina St. S., 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-337-3291

 

Friday, Dec. 1

 

Live Music

The art rock duo Cordcalling performs from their latest vinyl record, “We are Still,” at the Cheeky Monkey, 130 Christina St. N., 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more, call 519-332-0998

 

Saturday, Dec. 2

 

The Yearly Bazaar

Canon Davis Church hosting its Yearly Bazaar, featuring vendors, a deli, bake table, jewelry and meat pies. 380 Russell St. N. from 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon. Admission $2. For more, call 519-344-9531

 

Christmas in the Village

Items for sale include baking, books, crafts, meat pies, and special vendor items for sale. St. Paul’s Anglican Church, 210 Michigan Ave., 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more, call 519-337-2811

 

Ballroom Dancing

Christmas ballroom dance at the Sarnia Polish Hall, 173 Exmouth St., 6 p.m. to 12 a.m. Cost $80 per couple. For more, visit www.sarniaballroomdancingclub.ca

 

Sunday, Dec. 3

 

Christmas Benefit Concert

Sarnia Bluewater Chordsmen host their 6th annual Christmas Benefit Concert with guest entertainers Sisters of Choice, The Lambton Central Secondary School’s “Jazz Attack,” and The Accidentals. Freewill donations at door given to St. Joseph’s Hospice. Central United Church, 220 George St., 2 p.m. For more, call David at 519-339-9927

 

Thursday, Dec. 7

 

Art & Ideas Talk

War artist and soldier Scott Waters to discuss his experiences as a participant in the war artist program and service with the Canadian Armed Forces. Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, 147 Lochiel St., 7 p.m. Cost $20 plus tax. Must pre-register by calling 519-336-8127

 

Sunday, Dec. 10

 

Concert Series

Dave Thomas plays a variety of his favourite rock and pop songs from the ‘70s and ‘80s. 127 Christina St. S., 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets available at www.lawrencehouse.ca for $10. For more, call 519-337-0507