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What’s Happening, week of March 24

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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, March 23

Parenting Talk

Discuss topics and share ideas with a public health nurse and other parents. At Lambton College OEYC, 1457 London Rd., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Register by calling 519-383-8331, ext. 3568

Newcomers’ Cooking

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

Smart Serve Training

To encourage responsible alcohol service and consumption, Lambton Public Health offering free Smart Serve training. Participants must be 18 years, or turning 18 this year. At Lambton Public Health, 160 Exmouth St., Point Edward, 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call 519-383-8331, ext. 3526, or 1-800-667-1839 to register.


Thursday, March 24

Master Your Health

Free, six-week workshop at the Strangway Centre, 260 East St. N., 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Every Thursday. To register, call 519-344-3017, ext. 237

Roadmap to Wellness

Workshop with helpful tips and strategies to set up success on the road to wellness. West Lambton Community Health Centre, 429 Exmouth St., 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. To register, call 519-344-3017, ext. 259

Story Hour

For preschoolers. Must pre-register. Every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Bright’s Grove Library, 2618 Hamilton Rd. Fore more, call 519-869-2351

Teen Advisory Group

Teens give input for the Library Teen Area. Share ideas, make friends, snacks and contests. Teens receive high school volunteer hours for participating. Sarnia Library, 124 Christina St. S., 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more, call 519-337-3291


Friday, March 25

Pickerel Dinner

At St. Joseph and St. Charles’ Parish, 346 Beresford St., Corunna. First seating 4:45 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. Second seating at 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Cost $18 adults, $9 children under 11. Takeout available. Advanced tickets only. For more, call 519-862-3038.


Saturday, March 26

Easter in the Park

Sarnia’s annual Easter celebration near the Animal Farm in Canatara Park, featuring the Easter Bunny himself, crafts, inflatables, face painting, a magic show, animals and train rides, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Bring your own basket for the Easter egg hunt at 10 a.m. For more, call Park and Rec at 519-332-0330.

Abstract Painting

Loose abstract painting with Regina Gudelis at First Christian Reformed Church, 1105 Exmouth St., 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost $50 for non-members. Register online at www.sarniaartistsworkshop.com


Monday, March 28

Design Challenge

Today is registration deadline for the 8th annual “Impromptu Design Challenge” hosted by the Professional Engineers of Ontario during National Engineering Month. The event is Saturday, April 2 at SCITS, 275 Wellington St., 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Free for students Grades 9-12. For more or to register group of 2-4, visit www.lambton.peo.on.ca and click “2016 Impromptu Challenge” or email [email protected]

Skating and Dinner

Free skating provided as part of French-Canadian Week, at the Sarnia Sports and Entertainment Centre, 3:30 p.m., followed by a spaghetti dinner at 5 p.m. at the French Cultural Centre, 901 Rapids Parkway. Tickets $10 to $12. For more, call 519-332-3774


Tuesday, March 29

Penny Pinching Pleasers

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

Multicultural Party

At the French Cultural Centre as part of French-Canadian Week in Sarnia, featuring food and prizes. Free. 901 Rapids Parkway. For more, call 519-332-3774

Drawing Animals

Draw animals with Mike Charron at Grace United Church, 990 Cathcart Blvd., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Open to public. Cost $45 for members, $55 for non-members. For more, visit www.sarniaartistsworkshop.com or e-mail [email protected]


Wednesday, March 30

Cooking for 1-2

Create recipes for 1-2 people and learn about meal planning, creative use of leftovers and nutritious eating tips. West Lambton Community Health Centre, 429 Exmouth St., 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. To register, call 519-344-3017, ext. 277

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

Ham Supper

At London Road West United Church, 2092 London Line. Two sittings: 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Takeouts available. Cost $12 adults, children under 12 free. For tickets, call Susan at 519-869-6281

Computer Users

Noelle Fisher of the Organization for Literacy of Lambton will discuss how the organization uses technology in its operations. Sarnia Computer Users Group, Grace United Church, 990 Cathcart Blvd., 7 p.m. For more, visit www.scug.ca or call 519-542-1949

Piano Show

Sarnia Concert Association presents Canadian pianist Shoshana Telner at the Imperial Theatre, 168 Christina St. N., 7:30 p.m. Tickets at door or call 519-344-7469


Thursday, March 31

Enbridge Famous 5

Speaker series continues with Nicole Moore, a registered nurse nearly killed in a shark attack. co-authored a book with Peter Jennings titled “Shark Assault”.Holiday Inn, 1498 Venetian Blvd., Point Edward. Registration at 11:30 a.m., lunch and speaker at 11:45 p.m. to 1 p.m. Tickets $40, $320 for table of eight. Register at www.famous5.ca by March 28. For more, contact Vicky at [email protected]


Friday, April 1

First Friday Music

Live in-store music by Nic Swales at the Cheeky Monkey, 130 Christina St. N., 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more, visit www.cheekymonkeysarnia.ca

First Friday Dance

Sarnia Legion’s First Friday dance at 286 Front St. N., 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. featuring Cornerstone Admission free. All welcome. For more, call 519-336-2841

Art Exhibition

Start of two-week show called “Epilogue” at the Bayside Mall Gallery featuring works by Lambton College second year digital photographry students. 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Runs to April 15, 150 Christina St. For more, call 519-330-2559


Saturday, April 2

Author Event

Yann Martel, author of the #1 bestseller Life of Pi, and Gary Barwin, author of 20 books of poetry and fiction, will discuss their new works at the Sarnia Library Auditorium at 7 p.m. Tickets, $15, available at The Book Keeper and Organization for Literacy in Lambton. Proceeds to support child literacy programs. For more, call 519-337-3171

Celebrities on Canvas

Original artwork by local and national celebrities and artists auctioned off in support of Community Concerns for the Medically Fragile. Buffet dinner and cash bar. Special guest, mouth and foot artist Susie Matthias. Tickets, $75, available from Scotiabank locations. At Lambton College Events Centre, 5:30 p.m. art preview, dinner at 6 p.m. For more, call 519-344-2719

Hiking

A 2-hour medium level hike at Fort Rose Maple Syrup Company. Meeting at Bright’s Grove Shopping Plaza near Shopper’s Drug Mart, 1200 Lakeshore Rd., 9 a.m. Includes pancake lunch. For more, call David at 519-869-2864

Intro to Canoeing

Learn what you need to know about getting started in canoeing, including equipment, food, safety, clothing and portaging. All ages. At Lochiel Kiwanis Centre, 180 College Ave. N., 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Pre-registration not required, but appreciated. Call Brian at 519-542-2015 or Tony at 519-542-1578

Book and Bake Sale

At Paterson Memorial Presbyterian Church, 120 Russell St. S., 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more, call 519-344-6422

Engineering Event

Lambton Mall hosting a bridge building demonstration at 11 a.m. involving elementary school teams, and an engineering discovery day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. featuring booths, activities and prizes. Organized by the Professional Engineers of Ontario. 1380 London Rd. For more call Katie at 519-339-2828.

Skating Show

Two-day Point Edward Skating Club Presents Ice Reflections 2016 “I Heard It On The Radio” at the Point Edward Arena, 210 Monk St., 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., and again April 3rd at 2 p.m. Cost $10 students 17 and under, $12 adults. Tickets available at the arena or by contacting Donna at 519-542-6936.

Symphony Concert

International Symphony Orchestra presents “Voices of Spring” with guest artist Emily Douglass at Temple Baptist Church, 1410 Quinn Dr., 7:30 p.m. Tickets $30 adults, $28 seniors, $8 students. Children under 14 free with an adult. For more, call Anne at 519-337-7775

Tai Chi

Free North Star Tai Chi open house at the Strangway Community Centre, 260 East St. N., 12:30 p.m. to 1:30pm. Demonstrations of beginning level to advanced Tai Chi, including the “Chair Set”. For more, call call Jim at 519-344-7063 or Carroll Whitelaw at 226-784-3206.


Sunday, April 3

Taoist Tai Chi

FLK Taoist Tai Chi open house, 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Kiwanis Community Centre, 180 College Ave. N. Demonstration of the 108 move set, question time, and refreshments. Everyone welcome. For more, call 519-344-0346 or e-mail [email protected]

Poetry Gathering

Poets Keith Inman, Fran Figge, Norma West Linder, Venera Fazio, Rhonda Melanson, and Lynn Tait celebrate National Poetry Month with readings and open mic at John’s Restaurant, 1643 London Line. Free, all welcome. For more, visit www.theontariopoetrysociety.ca


 

Monday, April 4

Gentle Yoga

Classes offered by a certified instructor and suitable to all levels. Lighthouse Community Church, 152 Parker St., 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Every Monday till April 25. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

Chair Yoga

Classes offered a certified instructor and suitable to all levels. Sandpiper Apartments, 175 Wellington St., 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Every Monday until April 25. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

Meditation

Intermediate level meditation at the West Lambton Community Health Centre, 429 Exmouth St., 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Mondays till May 9. To register, call 519-344-3017, ext. 237

Indoor Walking

Monday and Wednesday mornings until April 20. Mooretown Sports Complex, 1166 Emily St., Mooretown, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. For more, call 519-344-3017, ext. 237

Indoor Walking

Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings until April 20. Central United Church, 220 George St., 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. For more, call 519-344-3017 ext. 237


Tuesday, April 5

Self Esteem

Workshop on personal self esteem, how it begins and how it affects lives. Tuesdays until April 19. At Twin Bridges NPLC, 109 Crawford St., 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com or call 226-776-9030

Indoor Walking

Tuesday and Thursday mornings at High Park United Church, 1081 Brenchley St., 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. For more, call 519-344-3017, ext. 237

Indoor Walking

Tuesday and Thursday mornings at St. Luke’s United Church, 350 Indian Rd. S., 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. For more, call 519-344-3017, ext. 237


Wednesday, April 6

Smart Serve Training

To encourage responsible alcohol service and consumption, Lambton Public Health offering free Smart Serve training. Participants must be 18 or turning 18 this year. At Lambton Public Health, 160 Exmouth St., Point Edward, 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Call 519-383-8331, ext. 3526 to register.

Newcomers’ Tea

The Sarnia Newcomers is hosting a Victorian high tea-themed event at Central United Church, 220 George St., at 7 p.m. For more, call 519-344-4561

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