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What’s Happening, week of Feb. 18

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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 [email protected]

 
Wednesday, Feb. 17

Roast Pork Dinner

At Canon Davis Memorial Church, 380 Russell St. N., 5 p.m. Cost $15 for adults, $7 for children. Call 519-344-9531 for ticket reservation.

Newcomer Cooking

At the YMCA Learning and Career Centre, 660 Oakdale Ave., 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. All skill levels welcome. To register, call 519-344-3017 ext. 277

Federal Retirees

National Association of Federal Retirees meeting at the Sarnia Navy Club, 1420 Lougar Ave., 12 p.m. All federal retirees, RCMP and Military welcome. For more info, call Gloria at 519-869-6326 or email [email protected]

Living With Diabetes

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free workshop and general overview on living well with diabetes. 1150 Pontiac Dr., 1:30 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

Gardening Talk

Chiropractor Maria Iafrate will discuss how to “Plant and Rake Without the Ache” at a meeting of the Sarnia Horticultural Society, DeGroot’s Nurseries Green Room, 1840 London Line, at 7 p.m. All welcome, memberships available. For more call Barb at 519-332-5837.

Thursday, Feb. 18

Pastafest

All-you-can east penne, bread and salad in support of the Alexander Mackenzie special education class year-end trip. Dante Club, 1330 London Rd., 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tickets, $12 adults, 10 students, by calling 519-542-5505.

Heart Disease

Informal presentation to learn more about heart disease and stroke. with tips to improve heart health. West Lambton Community Health Centre, 429 Exmouth St., 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. To register, call 519-344-3017 ext. 259

Christian School

Information night about Lambton County Christian Academy, a new private school preparing to open in September at Christ Lutheran Church, 6482 Telfer Road. 7 p.m. For more, visit http://lambtoncountychristian.ca

Bright’s Grove Meeting

Meeting of the Bright’s Grove Community Coalition to improve safety, provide input on growth and create a community support network. Lakeshore Community Church, 2815 Old Lakeshore Rd., Bright’s Grove, 5 p.m. For more, call Susan at 519-869-4505

Quit Smoking

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

Heritage Displays

As part of Heritage Week, the Sarnia Heritage Committee has photo and information displays for public viewing at both the Bayside Centre (food court) and Lambton Mall (at Cleo) until Feb. 21, from 9:30 a.m. till closing. For more, call Wayne at 519-383-8995

Lenten Organ Recitals

Central United Church presents a free, five-week organ recital series featuring a different organist each week. 220 George St., Thursdays at 12 noon. For more, call 519-344-4561

Friday, Feb. 19

Dream Home Draw

Watch live as winners of the Bluewater Health Foundation’s annual Dream Home Lottery are drawn. Appetizers, live DJ, door prizes, cash bar. Free admission, capacity 150 people. Quality Inn, 751 Christina St. N. Doors open 7 p.m., draws begin at 9 p.m. For more, visit bluewaterhealthfoundation.ca.

Saturday, Feb. 20

The Clean Bin Project

Sarnia Justice Film Festival presents a multi-award-winning festival favourite in which partners Jen and Grant go head to head in a competition to see who can swear off consumerism and produce the least garbage. Sarnia Library Theatre, 7 p.m. Admission free, donations gladly accepted. Discussion to follow. For more, call Thea at 519-542-5009

Hike

Level medium two-hour hike at Lorne Henderson Conservation Area on Petrolia Line, 9:30 a.m. For more, call Ernie at 519-882-1262

Women’s Retreat

Second annual Women’s Retreat Day hosted by Grace United Church. At Sawmill Creek Golf Resort & Spa, 3790 Lakeshore Rd., Camlachie, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Includes creative workshops, food and conversation. Suggested donation $30. Call 519-542-1203 or e-mail [email protected] to register by Feb. 15

Open Jam

Join in or enjoy an afternoon of musical entertainment. Vocals begin to warm up at 2 p.m. Corunna Legion, 350 Albert St. For more, call 519-862-1240

Dinner Dance

A Chinese fondue and dinner dance at the Club Jolliet francophone cultural centre, 3-901 Rapids Parkway. Tickets, $35. For more, call 519-332-3774.

Hiking

A two-hour, medium level hike at Lorne Henderson Conservation Area, 3653 Petrolia Line, 9:30 a.m. For more, call Ernie at 519-882-1262

Sunday, Feb. 21

Sunday Brunch

Featuring eggs, sausage, bacon, French toast and pancakes, at St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, 895 Champlain Rd., 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Hosted by Knights of Columbus. Cost, $7 adults, $4 children, $17 family. For more, contact Olier at 519-337-3336.

Brunch

Knights of Columbus brunch at St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, 895 Champlain Rd., after 9 a.m. mass and 11 a.m. mass. For more, call 519-542-8292

Monday, Feb. 22

Sci-Fi and Anime Club

At Sarnia Library, 124 Christina St. S., 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. For more, call 519-337-3291

Open House

Junior Achievement welcomes public to meet with students involved in JA’s Company Program and learn about student-run companies. Sarnia Lambton Business Development Corporation, 109 Durand St., 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. For more, call 519-336-1484

Canoeing Practice

Canoe practice sessions at the YMCA pool, 1015 Finch Dr., 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Cost $10. For more, contact Hank at 519-542-2590 or [email protected]

Tuesday, Feb. 23

Penny Pinching Pleasers

Learn how to cook healthy and inexpensive meals. At the West Lambton Community Health Centre, 429 Exmouth St., 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. To register, call 519-344-3017 ext. 259

Distress Line Volunteers

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

Wednesday, Feb. 24

Senior Games

Meet OSGA representatives to learn how you can volunteer or participate in the 2017 Southwest Summer Regional 55+ Games. At Mallroad Library, 1362 Lambton Mall Rd., 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. For more, call 519-542-2580

Adult Colouring Class

Free class at the West Lambton Community Health Centre, 429 Exmouth St., 1:30 p.m. To register, call 519-344-3017 ext. 259

Visual Adventure

Slideshow photos by Bill and Joyce DeMeester, Jim and Ann Paton and Christine Roenspiess of the Grand Canyon, Algonquin Park, Iceland, and more. St. Luke’s United Church, 350 Indian Rd. S., 7 p.m. Donation requested for YMCA Children’s Breakfast Program. For more, call 519-344-1781

Adult Colouring

Free hour of relaxing colouring and conversation. West Lambton Community Health Centre, 429 Exmouth Street, 1:30 p.m. Limited enrollment. To register, call 519-344-3017, ext. 259.

Quit Smoking

Rapids Family Health Team offering free seminar to help quit smoking with free nicotine replacement therapy. 233 Cameron St., Corunna, 9 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949
Computer Group

Noelle Fisher of the Organization for Literacy of Lambton will discuss how the organization uses technology in their operation at a meeting of the Sarnia Computer Users Group. Grace United Church, 990 Cathcart Blvd., 7 p.m. For more, visit www.scug.ca

Thursday, Feb. 25

Planned Giving Luncheon

Canadian Association of Gift Planners’ luncheon featuring speaker Paul Nazareth, of Community Engagement with Canada Helps. Quality Inn, 751 Christina St. N., 12 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. RSVP to Jane by Feb. 19 by e-mailing [email protected] or calling 519-332-2588

Friday, Feb. 26

PastaFest

Thirteenth annual PastaFest featuring pizza, pasta dishes and dessert from local restaurants and banquet facilities in support of The Kidney Foundation. Quality Inn, 751 Christina St., Seatings at 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Tickets $15. Call 519-344-3462, or [email protected]

Quit Smoking

Rapids Family Health Team offering free seminar to help quit smoking with free nicotine replacement therapy. 1150 Pontiac Dr., 10 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

Saturday, Feb. 27

Bowl for Kids

Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids event at Marcin Bowl, 609 Helena St., Point Edward. Teams of 4-6 people. Each team asked to raise minimum of $500 by collecting sponsors. This year’s event theme is ‘70’s Glam. Bowling times for families are 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Bowl with entertainment from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. To register a team, call 519-336-0460

Renovation Seminar

William Standen Co. 3rd annual kitchen and bath renovation seminar by Cassandra Nordell. At Best Western Guildwood Inn, 1400 Venetian Blvd., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets $15 in advance, $20 at door. All proceeds to Women’s Interval Home of Sarnia-Lambton. For more, call 519-337-7999

Night of Jazz

Featuring Sara Joy, Dan Sonier and several other local singers. St. Giles Presbyterian Church, 770 Lakeshore Rd., 7:30 p.m. Admission,$10 at door. All proceeds to sponsor a Syrian refugee family through the Lambton United Church Presbytery. For more, call 519-542-2253

Monday, Feb. 29

Birdsong Presentation

Lambton Wildlife hosts free presentation by Dr. Beth MacDougall-Shackleton from UWO on the “Geographic Variation of Birdsong.” At YMCA Careers and Learning Centre, 660 Oakdale Ave., 7:30 p.m. For more, visit www.lambtonwildlife.com Monday, Feb. 29

Tuesday, March 1

Beyond Bullying

The Workplace Wellness Committee presents seminar on creating a culture of kindness with Linda Morrison, a director at Bluewater Health. At Lambton College and Event Centre, 1485 London Rd., 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Cost $25. Registration required by Feb. 26 at www.beyondbullying.eventbrite.ca. For more, call Rose at 519-344-2062, ext. 2142 or [email protected]

Healthy Weight

Rapids Family Health Team offering free five-week program designed to help make permanent lifestyle changes and manage your weight. 1150 Pontiac Dr., 9:30 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

Wednesday, March 2

Ham Bingo

Doors open 6 p.m., play begins 7 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. 25 regular games. Four cards for $20. First prize $500 RBC Prepaid Visa Card. Corunna Legion, 350 Albert St. For more, call 519-862-1240

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