What’s happening: week of Oct. 18

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. 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

 

Hike

The Lambton Outdoor Club is hiking in the Port Franks area. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

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

 

Paddling

The Lambton Outdoor Club is paddling the Sydenham River. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

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

 

Parkinson’s Support

People living with Parkinson’s and care partners invited to meet in the lower community room at Clearwater Arena, 1400 Wellington St., 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Kate Mason, an occupational therapist will offer tips on “Fall Prevention and Mobility Aids.”. For more, call 519-337-5330

 

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. $15 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

 

Fall Market

 

Sarnia Lakeshore Optimist Club hosts its first annual Fall Market fundraiser at Newton Park, corner of Cathcart and McCrie. Foods, crafts, local vendors, Crock-A-Doodle activities for the kids, hayrides, music and more. All proceeds support community youth. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more, call Laurie at 519-328-9400

 

Fall Bazaar

St. Benedict’s CWL Fall Bazaar includes knitting, sewing, baking, deli, cakes, crafts, jewelry, books and more. Luncheon with soup, sandwiches, muffins, coffee and tea. 1011 Oak Ave., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more, contact Jackie Detailleur at jdetailleur37@gmail.com

 

 

Fiery Faces

Celebrate Halloween with Fiery Faces’ Family Day including games, crafts, face painting and Gunk N Dunk. DeGroot’s Nurseries, 1840 London Line, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free admission, donations accepted on behalf of IODE Sarnia-Lambton Municipal Chapter’s education program. For more, visit www.facebook.com/fieryfaces or www.instagram.com/fieryfaces

 

Card Making Class

Card Making Class offered at Point Edward Library, 220 Michigan Ave., 11 a.m. The cost is $10 per person and covers the supplies to make two cards. Must register by calling 519-336-3291

 

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

 

Anniversary Service

Rev. Dave Stephens is guest speaker as Central Baptist Church celebrates its 145th anniversary with a special service at 10 a.m., with reception to follow. 391 London Rd. For more, call 519-344-1381

 

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

 

Wednesday, Oct. 31

 

Potluck Lunch

Ingathering Service of the Fellowship of the Least Coin Potluck Lunch at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 261 Christina St. N., registration 11:45 a.m., lunch at 12 p.m. Bring your own plates, cutlery and cheque for total amount of money collected for FLC, a worldwide ecumenical movement for peace, justice and reconciliation. Service after lunch. For more, call Bev at 519-862-1605

 

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

 

Turkey Dinner

Lambton Centre holding a Fall Night Out Turkey Dinner at Grace United Church, 990 Cathcart Blvd., 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tickets $15 advance, $17 at door, child prices available. For tickets, contact 519-786-5663 or email info@lambtoncentre.com

 

Benefit Concert

Sursum Corda presents a free evening of music with Men of Note Choir from Clinton at First Christian Reformed Church, 1105 Exmouth St., 7:30 p.m. Free admission, accepting offerings to benefit St. Joseph’s Hospice. For more, call Bert Hoogendam at 519-312-7727

 

Hike

The Lambton Outdoor Club is hiking the Howard Watson Trail. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

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

 

Moods of Chopin

Sarnia Concert Association presents The Moods of Chopin featuring pianist Maxim Bernard at the Imperial Theatre, 168 Christina St. N., 7:30 p.m. Tickets $40 adults, $25 for students, available at box office. For more, visit www.sarniaconcertassociation.ca

 

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

 

Hike

The Lambton Outdoor Club is doing a local hike. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

Show and Sale

The annual Show and Sale in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Sarnia-Lambton. Alexander Mackenzie Secondary, 1257 Michigan Ave., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Admission $5 for ages 12 and up. For more, contact 519-336-0460 or visit www.sarnia.bigbrothersbigsisters.ca

 

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

 

Green Drinks

An informal gathering featuring St. Clair Region Conservation Authority’s director of biology Erin Carroll leading a discussion on improving the health of our watersheds. Free. 100 Christina St. N., open 6:30 p.m., discussion at 7 p.m. For more, contact greendrinkssarnia@outlook.com

 

Saturday, Nov. 17

 

Craft & Bake Sale

Craft and Bake Sale at Trinity Anglican Church, 1194 Murphy Rd., 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. To book a table, call Joan Lake at 519-542-3559

 

College Open House

Lambton College’s annual Fall Open House with campus tours, program info, a technology forum featuring presentations from local plant managers and industry representatives, opportunities to see new facilities. 1457 London Rd., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lambton College will pay the $95 application fee for students who apply during the event. For more, visit www.lambtoncollege.ca/openhouse

 

Sunday, Nov. 18

 

Online Auction

The 35th annual Rotary Club of Sarnia Online and YourTV Auction with hundreds of items and potential gifts up for grabs. On YourTV Channel 700 from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more, call Michael at 519-346-3291

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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