What’s happening: week of Sept 13

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, Sept. 13

 

Teen Cuisine

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

 

Willy Wonka Jr.

ACT II presents a production of Willy Wonka Jr. at the Imperial Theatre, 168 Christina St. N., Sept 13th at 7:30 p.m., Sept. 14th at 7:30 p.m., and Sept. 15th, 2 p.m. at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $12, available at box office, by calling 519-332-6591 or at www.imperialtheatre.net

 

Friday, Sept. 14

 

Jazz & Blues in the Village

The 15th annual event at McGibbon Park; fundraiser by the Sarnia Organ Donor Awareness Group. Featuring Spencer Mackenzie, The Bettys, The Official Blues Brothers Revue and more. Continues Saturday. www.jazzinthevillage.com

 

Live Music Cafe

Jimmy Allen 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

 

Home Depot Showroom Opening

Home Depot Sarnia hosts their Design Showroom Grand Reopening. 1350 Quinn Dr., 10 a.m. Live radio coverage from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cake and ceremonial board-cutting at 1 p.m. Includes refreshments, prizes and guided tours. For more, call 519-333-2300

 

Volunteer Expo

VON Sarnia-Lambton hosts a volunteer expo at its 1705 London Line location from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Call 519-542-2310 ext. 4267

 

Saturday, Sept. 15

 

Palestinian Cooking

Learn to cook healthy Palestinian food at Central United Church, 220 George St., 11 a.m. Cost, $25 for lesson and lunch. Proceeds to support a local widow. For more, call 519-344-4561

 

Rayjon Fall Fair

Annual Rayjon Fall Fair at Our Lady of Mercy, 390 Christina St. N., 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Featuring bake table, jewelry, treasure table, toys, books, gift baskets, tea room, Haitian Vanilla, Haitian Atizani and BBQ. All proceeds to Rayjon’s projects in Haiti and the Dominican Republic. For more, call Dianne at 519-862-1963 or visit www.rayjon.org

 

Heaven’s Wildlife Walk

Heaven’s Wildlife Walk includes a kids zone, silent auction, BBQ lunch, vendors and a wild zone to meet educational animals. All proceeds to rescue and rehabilitation of local wildlife. Canatara Park, registration 10 a.m., walk from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Rain date Sept. 16th. For more and pledge sheets, contact Peggy at Peggy@heavenswildliferescue.org

 

 

Sunday, Sept. 16

 

Terry Fox Run/Walk

Terry Fox Run/Walk in Canatara Park. Put together a team or come on your own. Run/walk begins at 9 a.m. No registration fees, pledge sheets can be found at many local merchants. Register at pavilion the day of at 8 a.m. or online at www.terryfox.org

 

Craft & Gift Sale

Moore Museum’s 30th annual Downriver Craft & Gift Sale features 110 vendors selling clothing, accessories, bath products, festive decorations, food and more. 94 Moore Line, Mooretown, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission $2 adults, free for under 13 accompanied by adult. For more, call 519-867-2020 or visit

www.mooremuseum.ca/events/downriver-craft-gift-sale

 

Monday, Sept. 17

 

Ballroom Dance Lessons

Sarnia Ballroom Dancing Club begins the fall session of ballroom dance lessons including beginner jive and tango, or intermediate waltz and rumba. For more, visit www.sarniaballroomdancingclub.ca

 

Catholic Women in Action

An evening with archivist Debra Majer Fraser discussing the history of the Catholic Women’s League. 7 p.m. at Sacred Heart Church meeting room, Sarnia. Donations accepted; proceeds to Pathways Pool. Call 519-541-0188 or 519-542-3720

 

Tuesday, Sept. 18

 

Balance in Life

A session to explore the concept of balance in life and provide strategies to help in maintaining balance through life’s demands. 153 Christina St. S., 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Free. Offered by Twin Bridges NPLC. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Tai Chi Classes

Canadian Tai Chi Academy starts beginners’ Tai Chi classes. 260 Mitton St. N., 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. $15 per month. For more, call Fernando at 519-332-1222

Balance & Bone Health

Rapids Family Health Team offering a 5-week (2-hour group session) of education and exercise to increase your balance and bone strength. Thompson Gardens, 198 Beckwith St., Corunna, 9:30 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Cooking Class

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free cooking class “Meatless Mondays”. 1150 Pontiac Dr., 1:30 p.m. Also on Sept. 20, 9:30 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Wednesday, Sept. 19

 

Drugs In The Workplace

The Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership’s Business Enterprise Centre hosting a seminar on substance use and abuse in the workplace, with attention to the upcoming legalization of recreational marijuana. Tickets $40. Lambton College Events Centre, 1485 London Rd., 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. For more, call 519-332-2504

 

Fish Dinner

Canon Davis Memorial Chirch (380 Russell St.) hosts a fish einner at 5 p.m., cost is $15. Take-out available. Call for tickets 519-344-9531

 

 

Horticultural Society

A London garden expert will discuss the Fanshawe College Horticultural Program and its role in managing Cuddy Gardens in Strathroy at a meeting of the Sarnia Horticultural Society. DeGroot’s Nurseries Green Room, 1840 London Line, 7 p.m. Everyone welcome, free admission. For more, call Barb Toye at 519-332-5837

 

Consultation Day

Sarnia Lambton Workforce Development Board hosting a consultation day to meet with businesses in a group setting. 265 Front St. N. Three 1-hour sessions: 7:30 a.m., 11 a.m., and 2 p.m. For more, contact Shauna Carr at 519-332-0000 or shauna.carr@slwdb.org

 

Thursday, Sept. 20

 

Women’s Connection Group

Small group will explore the work of Brene Brown in areas that include imperfection, courage and belonging. Offered by Twin Bridges NPLC. 153 Christina St. S., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays until October 4. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Overcoming Anxiety

Rapids Family Health Team offering a 6-week series(2-hour group session) that provides you tools to help you manage overwhelming anxiety. 1150 Pontiac Dr., 1:30 p.m. Ask primary care provider for a referral. For more, call 519-339-8949

 

Pasta Fest

Sarnia Community Foundation presents a Pasta Fest at the Dante Club, 1330 London Rd., 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Includes salad, focaccia bread, penne pasta with meatballs. Cost $15. Tickets available at door or by calling 519-332-2588

 

Friday, Sept. 21

 

Charity Event

An evening to raise money and awareness for Pathways Health Centre for Children ,at the Sarnia Golf & Curling Club. Meal includes lobster, shrimp, lamb, prime rib, salmon, etc. Tickets $1,000 per person. Cocktails 6:30 p.m., dinner 7 p.m. For details or tickets, call 519-541-0684 or email 1000dollarplatedinner@gmail.com

 

Sisters of Soul Concert

Concert featuring Sisters of Soul including an appearance by Penelope Pritchard. Camlachie United Church, 6784 Camlachie Rd., 7:30 p.m. Cost is $15 for adults, $8 for students, free for kids under 12. Light refreshments after show. For advance tickets, call 519-899-4720 or Shirley at 519-491-2517 or Lynn at 519-491-6553. For more, visit www.camlachieunited.ca

 

Film and Discussion

The Sexual Assault Survivors’ Centre Sarnia-Lambton hosting public viewing of HBO’s “The Tale” at Sarnia Library Theatre, 124 Christina St. S., 7 p.m. Discussion panel to follow. Free event, donations accepted for SASCSL. For more, call 519-337-3154

 

Saturday, Sept. 22

 

Aquarium Society Auction

Sarnia Aquarium Society holds their Annual Auction featuring thousands of fish and related items. Sarnia Christian School gym, 1273 Exmouth St., doors open at 9:30 a.m., auction at 11 a.m. For more, call Jack VanderAa at 519-542-8282 or Bob Nicol at 519-331-0568

 

Fabric Sale

Rayjon hosting a fabric sale of cottons, flannelettes, threads and notions, carry-ons for machines and quilting bags. Sacred Heart Church, 1465 Lecaron Ave., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more, contact Dianne McKillican at 519-862-1963 or www.rayjon.org

 

Sunday, Sept. 23

 

Kidney Walk

The Kidney Foundation’s Kidney Walks raises funds for research, vital programs, and services that support people with kidney disease. Canatara Park Kiwanis Pavilion, 9 a.m. For more, visit www.kidneywalk.ca or call Elaine Hayter at 519-344-3462

 

Stamp Club

Sarnia Stamp Clubs holds first meeting at the club’s new location, Alexander Mackenzie Secondary School cafeteria, 1275 Michigan Ave. Meetings are 4th Sunday of every month. All welcome. For more, visit www.sarniastampclub.com or contact sarniastampclub@cogeco.ca

 

Fall Hymn Sing

Fall Hymn Sing at Huron Baptist Church, 1285 Michigan Ave., 6:30 p.m. Food and fellowship to follow. For more, visit www.huronbaptistchurch.org

 

Monday, Sept. 24

 

Tai Chi

New classes starting at St. Giles Church. Mondays and Thursdays, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Call 519-344-7063 for more info.

 

Tuesday, Sept. 25

 

Bone Health

Information session by Twin Bridges NPLC provides understanding on the importance of bone health, with preventative lifestyle strategies through nutrition and physical activity. 153 Christina St. S., 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Wednesday, Sept. 26

Seaway Sounds Guest Night

Seaway Sounds 4-part a capella chorus holds a guest night at All Saints Anglican Church, 148 Vidal St. N. (use rear entrance). For more, call Kelly at 519-383-5582

 

Parkinson’s Support Group

Sarnia-Lambton Parkinson’s Support Group begins the fall season with a potluck supper at Clearwater Arena lower east meeting room, 1400 Wellington St., 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. People living with Parkinson’s and care partners welcome. Bring salad or dessert if able. New attendees welcome. For more, call 519-337-5330

 

 

Thursday, Sept. 27

 

Paint Party

IODE Errol Egremont holds a “Paint Like a Comedian” paint party and bake sale at Sarnia Riding Club, 980 Riding Club Ln., registration 6:30 p.m., event 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets $45. Proceeds to “Do it for Sarnia” mental health campaign. For tickets, call Linda at 519-381-5688 or Georgette at 519-336-5535

 

Slow View Tour

Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery’s Slow View tour of the exhibition “Jaime Angelopoulos” allows the mind to settle on one work and rediscover joy of looking at art. 147 Lochiel St., 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Free, give what you can. Must register by calling 519-336-8127 ext. 3226

 

Turkey Bingo

Thanksgiving Turkey Bingo at Corunna Legion, 350 Albert St., doors open at 6 p.m., play at 7 p.m. 25 regular cards, 4 cards for $20, special game $2 per strip. First prize $1000 cash. For more, call 519-862-3200

 

Paint Party

IODE Errol Egremont hosting “Paint Like a Canadian” Paint Party and Bake Sale at the Sarnia Riding Club, 980 Riding Club Lane, registration 6:30 p.m., event 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets, $45, include art supplies and refreshments. Proceeds to “Do it for Sarnia” Mental Health. For tickets, call Linda at 519-381-5688 or Georgette at 519-336-5535

 

Candlelight Vigil

MADD Sarnia/Lambton holding a Candlelight Vigil and Dedication in remembrance of loved ones killed or injured by impaired driving. Held at new memorial bench in Centennial Park, 7 p.m. Light refreshments after. Rain or shine. RSVP by September 14th by contacting 519-339-9962 or office@maddsarnialambton.com

 

Saturday, Sept. 29

 

Art Under Glass

Fifth annual Art Under Glass Lambton is a two-day event featuring artists in painting, mixed media, photography, jewelry, pottery, and more. DeGroot’s Nurseries, 1840 London Line, Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission. Includes silent auction and BBQ. In support of Harmony for Youth. For more, call 519-331-6117

 

Monday, Oct.1

 

Distress Line Volunteers

A comprehensive training program offered for volunteers to assist with the Family Counselling Centre’s Distress Line program. 1086 Modeland Rd., 6:30 p.m. To register, call Donna or Sharon at 519-336-0120 ext. 251

 

Symphony Orchestra

International Symphony Orchestra holding auditions for the 2018-19 season at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian, 261 Christina St. N., 6:30 p.m. Also on Oct. 2, Room 60 of the Fine Arts Building at St. Clair County Community College, 323 Erie St., Port Huron. For more, contact Anne Brown at 810-984-8857, 519-337-7775 or iso@rivernet.net

 

Tuesday, Oct. 2

 

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 Oct. 30. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Evening Yoga

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

 

Lawrence House

“Raise a Stage,” a fundraiser for the Lawrence House Centre for the Arts at Olive’s Casual Cuisine, 1591 London Line, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Mike Stevens, founder of ArtsCan Circle, will speak, 7 p.m. Includes complimentary glass of champagne or wine, hors d’oeuvres, live music and door prizes. Tickets $35/person, available by calling 519-337-0507

 

Wednesday, Oct. 3

 

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 Oct. 9 at the Dante Club, same time, and Oct. 27 at Temple Baptist Church, 9 a.m. to 12 noon. For more, call Stephanie at 519-331-0764

 

Conquering Anxiety

Learn how to manage anxiety by changing thoughts, behaviours and your overall relationship with it. Includes facilitated discussions and practical relaxation techniques. 153 Christina St. S., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays until Oct. 24. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Concert Orchestra

Sarnia Concert Association presents the Toronto Concert Orchestra 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, Oct. 4

 

Meditation

4-week session to teach the basics of various meditation practices and provide 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 Oct. 25. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Friday, Oct. 5

Chronic Pain Management

Informational and support group for individuals living with chronic pain. The sessions provide tools and resources to live mindfully, foster social supports and assist in living a quality life. 153 Christina St. S., 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Fridays until Oct. 26. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Tuesday, Oct. 8

 

Genealogy

Local historian and author Phil Egan discusses the U.S. Civil War 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

 

Friday, Oct. 12

 

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

 

 

Monday, Oct. 15

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Tuesday, Oct. 23

 

How to be 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

 

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

 

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, 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