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Week of April 28

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Wednesday, April 27

Quit Smoking

Rapids Family Health Team offering free seminar to help quit smoking with free nicotine replacement therapy. 233 Cameron St., Corunna, 9:30 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

Concert

Sarnia Concert Association Inc. presents the Kingston Chamber Choir at the Imperial Theatre, 168 Christina St. N., 7:30 p.m. Tickets $44 for adults, $25 for students, available at the Imperial Theatre box office, or at the door. For more, call 519-344-7469.

Luncheon Bridge

Luncheon bridge at Paterson Memorial Church, 120 Russell St. S., 12:30 p.m. Cost $34 per table or $8.50 each. For tickets, call the church at 344-6422 or Fran at 344-0002

Computer Users

Randy Samms from Bluewater Tech Centre will speak about Windows 10 at a meeting of the Sarnia Computer Users Group. Grace United Church, 990 Cathcart Blvd., 7 p.m.. For more, visit www.scug.ca or call 519-542-1949

Tax Clinic

Community Volunteer Income Tax Program offering a tax clinic at the Corunna Library, 417 Lyndoch St., 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. This free service is offered on a fire-come first-served basis to low income individuals and families. For more, call Ruth at 519-813-9719, or visit the Canada Revenue Agency website

Thursday, April 28

Pastafest

Pastafest and silent art auction at the Dante Club, 1330 London Rd., 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Take out available. Tickets $12 adults, $8 children under 12. Proceeds benefit Grace United Church Capital Campaign. Tickets availableat church, 519-542-1203 or at the door.

Free Pap Clinic

The Nurse Practitioners at Rapids Family Health Team offering a free pap test. Call 519-339-8949 to book an appointment. All results forwarded to your primary care provider.

Film Screening

The one-hour PBS program shows inventor Alexander Calder at work in his studio and features archival films and photographs. Free but donations appreciated. At Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, 147 Lochiel St., 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more, call 519-336-8127

Ride Don’t Hide

Learn more about volunteering with Canadian Mental Health Association’s Ride Don’t Hide event, CMHA Lambton Kent Sarnia office, 210 Lochiel St., 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. For more, contact Angela at 519-337-5411 or [email protected]

Friday, April 29

Diabetes Prevention

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free workshop for people at high risk of developing diabetes. 233 Cameron St., Corunna, 9:30 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

Quit Smoking

Rapids Family Health Team offering a 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

Spaghetti Dinner

Spaghetti dinner including Caesar salad, garlic bread and pie at High Park United Church, 1081 Brenchley St., 5:30 p.m. Tickets, $10 adults, available at door by calling 519-336-9251

Spring Splendour

Concert featuring organist David Troiano, The Georgian Sings and Bluewater Ceili Band. London Road West United Church, 2092 London Line. Tickets, $15. For more, call 519-542-9483

Saturday, April 30

Forest Excelsior Band

Spring Concert of the 15-piece big band playing swing, dance, and popular music at the Sarnia Library Theatre, 124 Christina St. S., 7:30 pm. Refreshments provided. Fundraiser for the First Sarnia Rangers’ Switzerland Trip. Donations at door. For more, e-mail [email protected]

Hike

A difficult, 4-hour hike of the Maitland Trail. Meet at Bright’s Grove Shopping Plaza, 1200 Lakeshore Rd., 7:30 a.m. For more, call Rod at 519-704-1113

Free Willy

Lambton Mall showing the movie Free Willy at Cineplex, 1380 London Rd., to raise funds for Noelle’s Gift. Begins at 9 a.m. with free face painting, balloon animals, costumed characters and prizes. Movie starts 10 a.m. Tickets, $10, includes popcorn, pop and available at mall Guest Services. For more, call 519-542-7784, ext. 225

Celtic Evening

The Sarnia School of Irish Dance presents its 17th annual “Celtic Evening” with dancers, fiddlers, pipers, singers and special guest Rant Maggie Rant, 7 p.m. at the Imperial Theatre. Tickets, $18 adults, $15 seniors and students, available at the box office. For more, call Mairin at 519-336-9985

Yoga for Runners

Workshop at Agoya Fitness, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., 1315 Michigan Ave. Cost $35. Required yoga skill level is beginner to intermediate. Focus on hip stability and mobility. For more, call 519-344-7236

Sunday, May 1

Dangerous Activities

Join Jacob’s Legacy of Love and learn about the deadly activities children in the community are trying. Big Brothers-Big Sisters, 10 Lorne Cres., 2 p.m. Bring children ages 9 to 16 or come by yourself. For more, visit the Jacob’s Legacy of Love Facebook page

Symphony Finale

The International Symphony Orchestra’s season finale features French horn soloist Colin Bianchi as the special guest. 2:30 p.m., Imperial Theatre, followed by wine tasting. Tickets, $34, seniors $32, students $12. For more, call Anne at 519-337-7775.

Walk/Run

In support of the Kids Help Phone, a run/walk starting and finishing at the Kiwanis Pavilion in Canatara Park (near the Animal Farm). Registration 9 a.m., Starts at 10 a.m. For more, call Doug at 519-542-7502

Monday, May 2

Healthy Weights

Rapids Family Health Team offering free five-week program designed to help make permanent lifestyle changes and manage weight. 1150 Pontiac Dr., 5:30 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

Seniors Talk

Susan Boyce, a psychogeriatric resource consultant with the Geriatric Mental Health Outreach Team, will discuss “depression and seniors” at the Fairwinds Lodge speaker series. Free, all welcome, 11 a.m., 1218 Michigan Ave. For more, call 519-542-8814

Long-Term Care

Nancy Theoret of Vision Nursing and Rest Home will discuss topics such as where to go for help, admission process and what happens after the admission. Free. At First Christian Reformed Church, 1105 Exmouth St., 6:30 p.m. To register, call 519-336-8808

Pulmonary Rehab

Pulmonary rehab maintenance exercise program starts at the West Lambton Community Health Centre, 429 Exmouth St. Suite 100. Mondays and Fridays, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more, call Brenda at 519-786-4545, ext. 265

Walking

Weekly riverside walking program starts, Mondays at 9 a.m. till June 27. Centennial Park,, 499 Front St. For more, call West Lambton Community Health Centre, 519-344-3017, ext. 237

Gentle Yoga

Twin Bridges NPLC’s gentle yoga classes for adults offered by certified yoga instructor, suitable to all levels. Lighthouse Community Church, 152 Parker St., 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Mondays until May 30. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

Chair Yoga

Twin Bridges NPLC’s chair yoga classes for adults offered by certified yoga instructor, suitable to all levels. Sandpiper Apartments, 175 Wellington St., 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Mondays until May 30. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

Camlachie Crafters

Bring unfinished crafts (knit, crochet, embroidery, beadwork, quilting, etc.) and socialize with other crafters. All ages. At the Camlachie Library, 6745 Camlachie Rd., 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturdays. For more, call 519-899-2202

“On My Own”

Storytime for independent children ages 3 to 6. Must pre-register. Sarnia Children’s Library, 124 Christina St. S., 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Mondays until May 16. For more, call 519-337-3291

Tuesday, May 3

Knitting Club

Bring your own project and knit with others or learn how. All levels welcome. Bright’s Grove Library, 2618 Hamilton Rd., 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays until May 31. For more, call 519-869-2351

Wednesday, May 4

Fish Fry

Camlachie United Church’s 11th annual Fish Fry. Deep-fried fish dinner with brownie ice cream for dessert. 6784 Camlachie Rd., 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tickets available in advance only, $19 adults, $6 children ages 6-10. Take out and gluten-free options available. Call 519-899-4720 or 519-542-7089

Newcomer Cooking

Monthly program starts at the YMCA Learning and Career Centre, 660 Oakdale Ave., 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. All skill levels welcome. Free. For more, call 519-344-3017, ext. 277

Roast Beef Dinner

At Knox Moore Presbyterian Church, 1354 Rokeby Line, 4.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. Tickets $17 adults, $6 children ages 6 to 12, children under 5 free. For tickets, call Dorothy at 519-862-1576 or Janet at 519-862-3354

Garden Tour

Final date to have your garden considered for inclusion in the Community in Blooms 4th annual Garden Tour, which will be held Saturday, June 25, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Gardens in the tour are not in competition or being judged. Perfection not required. For more, contact Barb at 519-332-5837 or [email protected]

Twin Bridges NPLC’s yoga classes for adults offered by certified yoga instructor, suitable to all levels. Lighthouse Community Church, 152 Parker St., 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

Adult Colouring

At Bright’s Grove Library, 2618 Hamilton Rd., 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesdays until May 25. For more, call 519-869-2351

Lego Robotics

Lego Robotics combines building and technolgoy. For ages 9 to 14. Must pre-register. Mallroad Library, 1362 Lambton Mall Rd., 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesdays until June 8. For more, call 519-542-2580

Adult Colouring

At the Sarnia Library, 124 Christina St. S., 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Bring your own materials. For more, call 519-337-3291

Thursday, May 5

Cooking Class

For people living with diabetes. All skill levels welcome. Free. At the West Lambton Community Health Centre, 429 Exmouth St. Suite 100, 10:30 a.m. To register, call 519-344-3017, ext. 259

Park Walk & Talk

Forty minutes of walking followed by optional 15 minute Boomer Boot Camp. At Canatara Park, meeting at the covered picnic area near the west end parking. To run Thursdays at 10 a.m. till June 30. For more, call 519-344-3017, ext. 237

Sensory Story Hour

Ages 0 to 5 with caregiver. Designed specifically for children on the spectrum to learn, play and read as a group. Sarnia Children’s Library, 124 Christina St. S., 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursdays until June 9. To pre-register, call Lise at 519-845-3324, ext. 5237 or Sarnia Children’s Department at 519-337-3291

Storytime

At Sarnia Children’s Library, 124 Christina St. S., 4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursdays until June 9. For more, call 519-337-3291

Board Games

Attendees can meet and game with other board gamers. Meetings usually held upstairs in magazine area of Sarnia Library, 124 Christina St. S., 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays until May 26. For more, call 519-337-3291

Friday, May 6

First Friday

Live in-store music with Quiet Mind, plus archived art exhibit and sale by artist W.A. Walters. At Cheeky Monkey, 130 Christina St. N., 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more, visit www.cheekymonkeysarnia.ca

Art Exhibit

New exhibition by watercolour painter Jane Hunter called “A Sense of Place,” runs till May 31 at the Lawton Gallery at the Imperial Theatre, 168 Christina St. N. Hours are Monday to Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. For more, call 519-332-6591

Spaghetti Dinner

A spaghetti dinner hosted by Canon Davis Memorial Church, 380 Russell Street N., at 5 p.m. Cost is $7. For reservation, call 519-344-9531

Watercolour Workshop

Two-day Sarnia Artists’ Workshop with Hilda Grey at Christian Reformed Church, 1105 Exmouth St., 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Also on Saturday, May 7. Open to public. Cost $135 for non-members. For more, visit www.sarniaartistsworkshop.com or e-mail [email protected]

Saturday, May 7

Hike

Difficult, 7-hour, 22-km hike of the Fanshawe Lake Loop. Hiking boots required. Meet at 402 Esso Truck Stop, 1670 London Line, 8 a.m. For more, call Dick at 519-869-6458

Muscular Dystrophy Walk

Money raised to help 53 people in Sarnia-Lambton with mobility devices and more. One-km and 5-km routes. Music, refreshments and food provided. Canatara Park, registration at 10 a.m., walk at 11 a.m. For more information, contact Chuck at [email protected] or 519-899-2298. To register or donate, visit

Cycling

Easy ride to Reeces Corner and back. Meet at Errol Village School parking lot, 3568 Egremont Rd., 10 a.m. Distance 40-50 km. Helmets mandatory. Includes lunch at Airport Restaurant. For more, call Leslie at 519-882-3435

Cycling

Easy ride to Reeces Corner and back. Meet at Alexander Mackenzie Secondary School, 1257 Michigan Ave., 9:30 a.m. Distance 50-60 km. Helmets mandatory. Includes lunch at Airport Restaurant. For more, call Pat at 519-336-4864

Steps for Life Walk

Annual 5K Walk for victims of workplace tragedy at the Kiwanis Pavilion in Canatara Park. Registration at 10 a.m., walk at 10:30 a.m. Includes prizes and a trip contest. Cost $15. To register, visit www.stepsforlife.ca. For more information, e-mail [email protected]

Garage Sale

Point Edward Ex-Servicemen’s Association Mother’s Day Garage Sale, 503 Michigan Ave. Tables $25 to rent inside and outside. For more, call 519-337-9822

Books and Treasures

A sale St. Paul’s Anglican Church, 210 Michigan Ave., Point Edward, 8 a.m. to 12 noon. For more, call 519-337-2811

Plant Sale

Sarnia Horticultural Society 36th annual plant sale, at 1435 Windemere Cres., 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Includes perennials, bulbs, ground covers, shrubs, hostas, pots, garden décor and more. Bargain prices and free advice. Donation of plants appreciated. For more, contact Barb at 519-332-5837 or [email protected].

Book Discussion

Sonia Faruqi, author of “Project Animal Farm,” will discuss the treatment of farm animal and solutions. 3 p.m. at the Sarnia Library Theatre, 124 Christina St. S., For more, call Sarnia Library at 519-337-3251

Spring Fun Fair

Children’s activities, vendors, tea room, BBQ, silent auction, books and more at Grace United Church in Sarnia, 990 Cathcart Blvd., 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission $2 adults, free for ages 16 and under. For more, call 519-542-1203 or Pauline at 519-339-9763.

Garage Sale

Gently used household items for sale at Corunna United Church’s annual garage sale, 198 Hill St., 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. For more, call Sylvia at 519-862-1040

Tea and Bake Sale

Mother’s Day tea & bake sale at All Saints’ Anglican Church, 393 Lyndoch St., Corunna, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Coffee or tea and dessert $3. Includes bake table and jewellery table. For more, call 519-344-5167

Concert

Soprano Alexa Wing and pianist Sandra Mogensen combine for “Brahms, Strauss and Handel walk into a bar…” at Dunlop United Church, 747 Rosedale Ave., 3 p.m. Tickets $20 online at sarniarecital.brownpapertickets.com or at the door. For more, call 416-418-6585 or e-mail [email protected]

Garage Sale

The Point Edward Library book fair part of the wider annual Point Edward Village Wide Garage Sale. Point Edward Library, 220 Michigan Ave., 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more, call 519-336-3291

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