What’s happening: week of Oct. 11

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, Oct. 11

 

Exploring Exploitation

Coalition Against Human Trafficking and Sexual Assault Survivors’ Centre holding a presentation on what makes a person vulnerable to being exploited. Chris Dawson Centre, 420 East St. N., large boardroom, 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. To reserve a spot, call Chantel at 519-337-3154

 

Infant Loss

A free screening of the film “Return to Zero” offered as part of Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. Local care and service providers also attending, followed by an informal Q&A. Sarnia Library, 124 Christina St. S., 6 p.m. For more, contact Kerry at kerryboot@hotmail.com or 519-384-0582

 

Friday, Oct. 12

 

Mudmen

Celtic rockers the Mudmen, featuring the Cambell Brothers of Alvinston, staging a concert at the Sarnia Library Theatre as part of their 20th anniversary Old Plaid Shirt tour. All ages event, 8 p.m., 124 Christina St. Tickets, $25 advance, $28 at the door, available at the Cheeky Monkey, 519-332-0978, and ticketscene.ca

 

Grief Support

Sarnia Beginning Experience holding a fall support group weekend for anyone widowed, separated or divorced and stuck in grief. October 12-14. For more, visit www.sarniabeginningexperience.org or call 519-337-1205

 

Garage Sale

At Central United Church, 220 George St., 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Includes fall and winter clothing, appliances, jewellery, toys, plants, furniture, and more. Items can be dropped off Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m or 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. For more, call 519-344-4561

 

Music Cafe

Musician Mark Blayney will perform as the Sisters of Soul host a Live Music Cafe at Foursquare Church, 207 Talfourd St., 7:30 p.m. Donations appreciated. For more, contact Fran at 1voice2sing@gmail.com

Go ENG Girl

 

Go ENG Girl

Last day to register for Go ENG Girl, an engineering event for girls in Grades 7-10 with a parent or guardian, held on Oct. 20 at the Western Research Park, 1086 Modeland Rd. To register, visit www.peolambton.com/blog/2018/09/10/go-eng-girl-2018

 

Saturday, Oct. 13

 

Fall Fair

Grace United Church holding a Fall Fair including baked goods, frozen soups, vendors, jewelry, attic treasures, books, BBQ, tea and muffin room, and more. 990 Cathcart Blvd., 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Free admission. For more, call 519-542-1203

 

Sunday, Oct. 14

 

Rayjon Trip

Rayjon holding an information session about a March Break Awareness Trip to either Haiti or the Dominican Republic. Grace United Church, 990 Cathcart Blvd., 1 p.m. Adults of all ages and teens aged 16-plud welcome. For more, call Bryce at 519-542-1542

 

Monday, Oct. 15

 

Professional Engineers

Today is the deadline to purchase tickets for Oct. 22 meeting of the Professional Engineers of Ontario, Lambton chapter. The owners of Alton Farm Estate Winery will discuss the art of wine making and marketing at a meeting. All welcome. Socializing, finger food buffet, 6 p.m., Oct. 22. Lambton College Events Centre, 1485 London Rd. Tickets $5. For more, visit www.peolambton.com/

 

Chair Yoga

Yoga program suitable for most abilities. Free class offered by Twin Bridges NPLC. 153 Christina St. S. (use Front St. entrance), 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. or 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Mondays until Nov. 5. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Gentle Yoga

Introductory-level free yoga program for adults, suitable for most abilities. Offered by Twin Bridges NPLC. Bring your own mat. 153 Christina St. S. (use Front St. entrance), 12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays until Nov. 5. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Yoga

West Lambton Community Health Centre holds yoga classes at Laurel Lea St. Matthew’s Church, 837 Exmouth St., 1 p.m. Mondays until Nov. 19. To register, call 519-344-3017 ext. 259

 

Tuesday, Oct. 16

 

Cooking Class

“Eating Your Way to a Better Mood” is an interactive cooking class to teach general tips and tricks about the relationship of food and mood as well as the importance of various nutrients. Light food samples included. 153 Christina St. S. (use Front St. entrance), 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Art Bus Trip

Last day to purchase tickets for Gallery in the Grove’s bus trip to the Toledo Museum of Art on Nov. 1, leaving Sarnia at 8 a.m., arriving back at 6 p.m. Cost $75, includes bus, driver tip, guided tour, and glass blowing demonstration. For tickets and more, visit www.galleryinthegrove.com or call 519-869-4643

 

Cooking Class

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free cooking class “Meals For One”. 1150 Pontiac Dr., 1:30 p.m. Also on Oct. 17 at 9:30 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Business Week

Technology and marketing expert Erin Bury will present “The Blank Slate Effect: How to Use an Entrepreneurial Mindset to Win in Business” during Sarnia Lambton Business Week. Lambton Event Centre, 1485 London Rd., 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Tickets, $35 available on Eventbrite.ca. For more, contact 519-383-1371 or info@slbdc.com

 

Christmas Chorus

Community Christmas Chorus for men. No ability to read music required, no membership or auditions. Music and instruction supplied. Practice Tuesdays from October to November at All Saints Anglican Church, 248 Vidal St. N., 7 p.m. For more, call David at 519-339-9927

 

Wednesday, Oct. 17

 

Craving Change

Rapids Family Health and West Lambton Community Health Centre offer a 4-week program to help change thinking, change eating and change you! 460 Christina St., N., 1:30 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Suicide Loss

Rapids Family Health and West Lambton Community Health Centre offer a 9-week support group program for people who have experienced the loss of loved one from suicide. 460 Christina St. N., 6 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Craving Change

Five-week “Craving Change” series to help change your thinking, your eating and change you. 460 Christina St. N., 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays until Nov. 17. To register, call 519-339-8949, ext. 157

 

Grief Workshop

A workshop on dealing with the death of a loved one. Lochiel Kiwanis Centre, 180 College Ave. N., 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Open to all. Tickets $15. Must pre-register by contacting thesolutionwizardseries@gmail.com or Kim at 519-292-6493, or visiting www.thesolutionwizard.com

 

Container Gardening

Rosemarie Szalich will discuss container gardening at a meeting of the Sarnia Horticultural Society. Central United Church, 220 George St., 7 p.m. All welcome. Free admission. For more, call Barb Toye at 519-332-5837

 

Roast Beef Dinner

Canon Davis Memorial Church holding a BBQ roast beef dinner and raffle. 380 Russell St. N., 5 p.m. Cost is $15. Takeout available. For tickets and information, call 519-344-9531

 

Thursday, Oct. 18

 

Adjusting to Motherhood

This session facilitated by a Registered Psychotherapist will discuss the “new normal” that parenthood brings, covering topics of adjusting expectations, how to recognize personal needs and tools for communication. 153 Christina St. S., 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Friday, Oct. 19

 

Symphony Opener

The International Symphony Orchestra launches another season with “Let’s Fly Away,” a tribute to celebrated crooners and featuring charismatic young vocalist Michael Vanhevel. Imperial Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Tickets, $36 adults, $34 seniors, $12 students, available by calling 519-337-7775

 

Saturday, Oct. 20

 

Mom to Mom Sale

Mom to Mom, Baby to Teen Bonanza featuring clothing for infants to teens, footwear, toys and games, CDs and DVDs, maternity wear, bedding, strollers, furniture and more. Sarnia Christian School gym, 1273 Exmouth St., 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Proceeds to Neighbourlink. For more, contact Nicole White at nikitaylor15@hotmail.com

 

Bazaar

St. Bartholomew’s Church hosting a “Talk-of-the-Town” Bazaar featuring turkey pies, baking, soap, knitting, stocking stuffers, crafts, jewelry, collectables, games, and more. 718 Cathcart Blvd., 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Beverages and treats in lower hall. Accessible building. For more, call 519-383-6933

 

Curling

Sarnia Golf & Curling Club offering free introductory curling lessons. Seven session to choose from on Oct. 20, Oct. 21 and Oct. 23. Maximum 64 people per session. Call or email the pro shop at 519-336-2201, ext. 234 or proshop@sgcc.on.ca

 

Fish Fry & Dance

Pickerel fish fry and dance at the Corunna Legion, 350 Albert St., doors open 5 p.m., dinner 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., dance from 7:30 p.m. to 12 a.m. $20 per person, advance tickets only. For more, call 519-862-1240

 

Sunday, Oct. 21

 

Crib Tournament

Harold and Florence Johnson mixed crib tournament at the Corunna Legion, 350 Albert St., registration11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., play at 1 p.m. $10 per person. Food available. Wheelchair accessible. For more, call 519-862-1240

 

Monday, Oct. 22

 

Overcoming Depression

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free 6-week program for adults struggling with depression. 1150 Pontiac Dr., 1:30 p.m. Ask your physician for a referral. 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

 

Tuesday, Oct. 23

 

Being a Safe Support

A session highlighting the importance of being a safe support to someone experiencing mental health concerns. 153 Christina St. S., 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Making Baby Food

Also learn about signs of baby readiness, feeding schedules and tips, healthy meals, and snack ideas. West Lambton Community Health Centre, 429 Exmouth St., 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. To register, call 519-344-3017, ext. 259

 

Planter Fundraiser

The Sexual Assault Survivors’ Centre of Sarnia-Lambton hosting a DIY planter fundraiser through Sipkens Nurseries, with vendors, cash bar and snacks. At the Sarnia Legion, 286 Front St. N., 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Cost $50 cash or cheque, tickets available on www.eventbrite.ca. For more, contact 519-337-3154 or wendy@sascsl.ca

 

Wednesday, Oct. 24

 

Cooking Class

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free cooking class “Meals For One.” 437 Colborne St., Corunna, 10 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Rayjon Meeting

News from Haiti and the Dominican Republic and hear personal stories of transformation at Rayjon’s Annual General Meeting. Sacred Heart Parish, 1465 Lecaron Ave., 6:30 p.m. For more, email hsmith.rayjon@cogeco.ca

 

Friday, Oct. 26

 

Hot Soup/Cool Jazz

Enjoy live jazz performed by Brennan Williams Trio and choose from a selection of hot soups and artisan bread at Sarnia Community Foundation’s “Hot Soup/Cool Jazz”. Cash Bar. Tickets $25, available in advance at the SCF office or call 519-332-2588

 

Friday, Oct. 26

 

Synergy 150 Concerts

A 70-voice choir takes you “around the world in 80 songs (or less)” with tunes from musicals. Camlachie United Church, 6784 Camlachie Rd., 7 p.m., and Oct. 28 at 2 p.m. $18 adults, $8 students, free children under 12. For tickets, call 519-899-4720, Mary Jean at 519-786-3075 or Sharon at 519-899-2718

 

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. to learn about God with games, crafts and Bible stories. Light supper provided. Children invited to wear Halloween costumes. Free will donations appreciated. For more, call 519-344-4561

 

Saturday, Oct. 27

 

Garage Sale

Garage sale featuring household items, gym equipment, furniture, and meat pies. Laurel Lea St. Matthew’s Church, 837 Exmouth St., 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. For more, call 519 337 7078 or email llsm@cogeco.net

 

Live Music

Keyboardist Ollie Case plays Latin, swing, jazz, standards, gospel and country at Dunlop United Church, 757 Rosedale Ave., 7 p.m. Tickets $20. For more, call 519-337-3061 or visit www.dunlopuc.ca

 

Bazaar

Point Edward Presbyterian Church holding a bazaar featuring children’s toys, miscellaneous items, bake table, turkey and beef pies, and more. Admission $2, includes coffee/tea and raisin bread. 306 Michigan Ave., 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. For more, contact 519-381-3803 or gtimmington@cope.on.ca

 

Fall Bazaar

Items for sale include a food table, jewellery, books, CDs and DVDs, puzzles, attic treasures crafts, and a Christmas table. Tea room for $2. St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 261 Christina St. N., 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. For more, call 519-332-2662

 

Halloween Open Jam

Corunna Legion holding a Halloween Open Jam Session. 350 Albert St., 3 p.m. Prizes for best Halloween costume at 5 p.m. Food available. Wheelchair accessible. For more, call 519-862-1240

 

Fall Bazaar

Village on the St. Clair Retirement Home holding a fall bazaar featuring bath and beauty products, Christmas crafts and gifts, Avon, knitting, butter tarts, meat pies, and more. 170 Front St. S., 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. For more, call 519-336-1455

 

Sunday, Oct. 28

 

Dave Sandford

An artist talk with award-winning photographer Dave Sandford at the Sarnia Yacht Club, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets $22 adults, $12 students and under 19. Talk coincides with Sandford exhibition called “Jaws, Paws and Claws” showing at Gallery in the Grove, 2618 Hamilton Rd., Oct. 21 to Nov. 10. All proceeds fund gallery education programs. For more, visit www.galleryinthegrove.com or call 519-869-4643

 

Organ Recital

Tenor, organist and choral leader David Troiano will present an organ recital featuring music of the Reformation at Redeemer Lutheran Church. All welcome. 3:30 p.m., 429 Indian Rd. For more, call 519-337-6615

 

Remembrance Concert

Lambton Concert Band presents “Remembrance” at the Sarnia Library, 124 Christina St. S., 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 adults, $6 students, free for children under 6. For more, visit www.lambtonconcertband.com

 

Monday, Oct. 29

 

Wildlife Presentation

Lambton Wildlife hosting researchers Brandy Fenwick, Felicia Syer and Mike Kent with a presentation on insect diversity and ingenuity. Esso Careers and Learning Centre, 660 Oakdale Ave., 7 p.m. For more, visit www.lambtonwildlife.com or call 519-312-9216

 

Thursday, Nov. 1

 

Phoenix Band

The Phoenix Band is currently accepting musical beginners and musicians looking to get back into music. Brass, woodwind and percussion players are invited to join the band on Thursdays, starting at 6:30 p.m., at Sarnia Christian School, 1273 Exmouth St. For more, contact Bill at 519-337-1339 or SarniaPhoenixBand@outlook.com

 

Meditation

Four-week session teaches the basics of various meditation practices and provides practical ways to increase mindfulness in everyday living. Offered by Twin Bridges NPLC, free. 153 Christina St. S., 12 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. Thursdays until Nov. 29. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Friday, Nov. 2

 

Art Exhibits

The Lawrence House presents “Wrap it Up,” a member’s show and sale featuring wide variety of art pieces suitable for gift giving, running through December, and “Fran’s Clan,” traditional rug hookers, running until Dec. 1. Opening reception at 127 Christina St. S., 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Free admission, all welcome. For more, call 519-337-0507

 

Mindful Eating

Twin Bridges NPLC offering weekly program for individuals interested in shifting their relationship with food. 153 Christina St. S., 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Fridays until Nov. 30. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Saturday, Nov. 3

 

Bazaar

All Saints Anglican Church holding a bazaar featuring baking, deli, knitting, sewing, attic treasures, books and more. 248 Vidal St. N., 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Free admission, $3 for tearoom. For more, call 519-344-5167

 

Sunday, Nov. 4

 

Motorcycle Run

The Lady Luck Riders Motorcycle Club holding a “Chilly Chili Run,” 3014 Michigan Line and Mandaumin Road. Open to the public. Registration 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. For more, visit Facebook.com/ladyluckridersmc

 

Tuesday, Nov. 6

 

Women’s Fitness

A bootcamp-style fitness class including cardiovascular, strength and flexibility exercises. Suitable for most levels. Consult Primary Care Provider before participating. Offered by Twin Bridges NPLC, free. 153 Christina St. S. (use Front St. entrance), 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays until Nov. 27. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Yoga

Free yoga program suitable for most levels offered by Twin Bridges NPLC. Bring your own mat. 153 Christina St. S. (use Front Street entrance), 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays until Nov. 27. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Recipe Revamp

Twin Bridges NPLC offers hands-on experience with participants learning how to modify holiday favourites with healthy swaps and substitutes. Bring holiday recipe to class. 153 Christina St. S. (use Front St. entrance), 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Wednesday, Nov. 7

 

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 Nov. 13 at the Dante Club, same time, and Nov. 17 at Temple Baptist Church, 9 a.m. to 12 noon. For more, call Stephanie at 519-331-0764

 

Art and Wellness

Twin Bridges NPLC offering 4-week program using art and creative expression to promote mental health and wellness. All skills welcome. Supplies provided. 153 Christina St. S. (use Front St. entrance), 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays until Nov. 28. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Thursday, Nov. 8

 

Wildlife Trivia Night

Lambton Wildlife hostinga Wildlife Trivia Night at Stokes, 485 Harbour Bay Rd., 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Go alone or with a team up to 4. Snacks available. Tickets $15 per person. To register, call 519-490-8978

 

Improving Assertiveness

Twin Bridges NPLC offering session to provide support, feedback and strategies on the importance of assertiveness and making changes to benefit your well-being. 153 Christina St. S., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Saturday, Nov. 10

 

Christmas Bazaar

Dunlop United Church’s Christmas Bazaar featuring jewelry, crafts, refreshments, bake sale, frozen turkey pies and preserves. All welcome, accessible, free admission. 757 Rosedale Ave., 9 a.m. to noon. For more, call Anna-Mae at 519-542-0204

 

Tuesday, Nov. 13

 

Genealogy

Researchers Randy Evans and Tom Slater will speak 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. Call 519-383-0468 or email jdlk@bell.net

 

Wednesday, Nov. 14

 

Business Workshops

Fraser Perry explains how to write a business plan at the Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership Business Enterprise Centre’s workshop. 1086 Modeland Rd., 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Free, but pre-registration required at Eventbrite.ca. For more, contact fraser@sarnialambton.on.ca or 519-332-1820 ext 223

 

Monday, Nov. 19

 

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. (use Front St. entrance), 12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays until Dec. 3. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Chair Yoga

Yoga program suitable for most abilities. Free class offered by Twin Bridges NPLC. 153 Christina St. S. (use Front St. entrance), 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. or 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Mondays until Dec. 3. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Tuesday, Nov. 20

 

Reflecting on Your Life

Twin Bridges NPLC offering session to highlight the importance of reflecting on your life and living with intention. 153 Christina St. S., 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

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

 

Friday, Nov. 30

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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, 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

 

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