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Thursday, Aug. 24

 

Summer Music

Summer Music Series at the Germain Park Gardens, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Free admission. Featuring Blast from the Past. For more, call 519-332-0330. Summer Events Calendar available at City Hall or online at www.sarnia.ca

 

Summer Music

Summer Music Series Closing Night at the waterfront stage at Centennial Park, 7 p.m. Free admission. For more, call 519-332-0330

 

Friday, Aug. 25

 

Live Music

Local band That Dirty Rocket returns to Paddy Flaherty’s with Ottawa’s Double Experience. 130 Seaway Rd., 9 p.m. No cover. Weather permitting. For more, call 519-336-1999

 

Duc d’Orleans Cruise

The Rotary Club of Sarnia-Lambton After Hours hosts a Duc d’Orleans Cruise featuring live rock and blues music by Blutonium. 7 p.m. Tickets $35, available at Stokes by the Bay or by emailing [email protected]. For more, call 519-331-9162

 

Axe Throwing

A fundraising axe throwing tournament in support of the VON Sarnia-Lambtron. 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., no experience required. Teams of four $160. 18-plus only. Valley Axe, 1886 London Line, For more, or to register, call 519-542-2310, ext. 4241

 

Saturday, Aug. 26

 

Live Music

Supernatural Buffalo takes the stage at Paddy Flaherty’s. 130 Seaway Rd., 9 p.m. No cover. Weather permitting. For more, call 519-336-1999

 

Hiking

The Lambton Outdoor Club hosts a hike on the McNaughton-Morrison Trail near Exeter. For more, visit lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

Album Release Party

The band Marinol Nation is heaving a release party for their new album “Hell’s Ditch” at The Pub, 146 Christina St. (downstairs of the Trinity Lounge). Music at 9:30 p.m., with Jake Giersi opening. No cover. 18+ event. Albums available for purchase. For more, call 519-464-8367

 

Cycling

The Lambton Outdoor Club hosts a ride to Parks Blueberries. For more, visit lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

Monday, Aug. 28

 

Herbal Therapy

Lambton County Herb Society presents “Make It Useful” herbal therapy focused on raspberry ketones with herbal benefits and a garden tour. Bring lawn chairs. All welcome. 1123 Murphy Rd., 6:30 p.m. For more, call 519-541-9587

 

Tuesday, Aug. 29

 

Children’s Health Info

Dr. Jane Pilkey will share tips on how to choose, pack and wear a backpack to help prevent injury. Twin Bridges NPLC, 109 Crawford St., 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Free. For details on registration, visit www.tbnplc.com

 

Friday, Sept. 1

 

Live Music

The HJ’s perform at the Cheeky Monkey, 130 Christina St. N., 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. as part of the First Friday downtown cultural walkabout. Also, an art exhibit, “The Collection,” curated by Bill Walters. For more, call 519-332-0978

 

Live Music

Tanya Marie Harris Band takes the stage at Paddy Flaherty’s with country and blues. 130 Seaway Rd., 9 p.m. No cover. Weather permitting. For more, call 519-336-1999

 

Saturday, Sept. 2

 

Back to School BBQ

Kiwanis Club holds its 15th annual two-day Kiwanis Back to School BBQ in front of Staples on London Road., 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Also on Sunday, Sept. 3. All proceeds to school supplies for children in Sarnia-Lambton. For more, email Sheila Donald at [email protected]

 

Live Music

Cynthia Fay takes the stage at Paddy Flaherty’s. 130 Seaway Rd., 9 p.m. No cover. Weather permitting. For more, call 519-336-1999

 

Veterans’ Motorcycle Run

Corunna Legion holds its 7th annual Legion to Legion Veterans’ Motorcycle Run. Corunna to Wyoming, Alvinston, Thamesville and Wallaceburg. Registration 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., depart Corunna 11:45 a.m. $10 per person. Breakfast available, 10 a.m. to noon. All welcome. For more, call 519-862-1240

 

Monday, Sept. 4

 

Labour Day Parade

Sarnia & District Labour Council hold a “Canada 150 — Together We Stand Strong” Labour Day Parade. Starts 9:30 a.m. at Front and Wellington streets., proceeds north to Centennial Park. Trophies for best union float, best representation, best band, and more. For more, contact Jason at 519-312- 2007 or [email protected]

 

Tuesday, Sept. 5

 

Taste & Learn

Twin Bridges NPLC holds an evening of information and food samples on how to use the flavours of fall for nutritious meals. Free. 109 Crawford St., 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

 

Living With Diabetes

Rapids Family Health Team offers a 2-hour group session on how to live well with diabetes. 1150 Pontiac Dr., 9:30 a.m. Also on Sept. 19 at 1:30 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Low Impact Exercise

West Lambton Community Health Centre’s Canatara low impact exercise class meets at the beach pavilion/bandshell in Canatara Park, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesdays until Oct. 24. To register, call 519-344-3017, ext. 237

 

Wednesday, Sept. 6

 

Suicide Loss Support

Rapids FHT and West Lambton CHC offering a free 8-week support group for family members that have experienced a loss by suicide. 1150 Pontiac Dr., 6 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Yoga

Twin Bridges NPLC offers a mixed-level yoga class, suitable for most, run by certified instructor. Lighthouse Community Church, 152 Parker St., 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays until Sept. 27. Bring your own mat. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

 

Diabetes Prevention

Rapids Family Health Team offers a free workshop for people at high risk of developing diabetes. 1150 Pontiac Dr., 1:30 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Mindfulness

Twin Bridges NPLC program gives a basic understanding of meditation and practical mindfulness techniques to improve overall wellness. Free. 109 Crawford St., 12 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. Wednesdays until Sept. 20. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

 

Thursday, Sept. 7

 

Golf Tournament

St. Joseph’s Hospice & Bayview Chrysler’s 7th annual Ladies Fore Hospice Golf Tournament at Huron Oaks Golf Course. 9-hole scramble, dinner, cart and prizes. For beginners or advanced golfers. Cost $320 team or $80 person. All proceeds to St. Joseph’s Hospice. For more or to register, call Lesley Coene at 519-337-0537

 

Quit Smoking

Rapids Family Health Team offers a free quit smoking workshop and nicotine replacement therapy program. 1150 Pontiac Dr., 9:30 a.m. Also on Sept. 27 at 2 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Shibashi

West Lambton Community Health Centre offers a Shibashi class, emphasizing body alignment to improve balance and flexibility. Meet at beach pavilion/bandshell in Canatara Park, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. To register, call 519-344-3017 ext. 237

 

Mindful Achiever

EXIT Realty Twin Bridges invites community to a free Mindful Achiever event starting with breakfast at 9 a.m., followed by a two-hour motivational seminar at 9 a.m. Must pre-register by visiting www.EXITSarnia.com or emailing [email protected]. More information on website.

 

Friday, Sept. 8

 

Live Music Cafe

Mat Gauthier is the special guest when Sisters Of Soul host at Foursquare Church, 207 Talfourd, 7:30 p.m. Donations welcomed. For more, email Fran at [email protected]

 

Stress Management

Rapids Family Health Team offers a free stress management seminar. 1150 Pontiac Dr., 9:30 a.m. Also at 233 Cameron St., Corunna, 9:30 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Saturday, Sept. 9

 

Aquarium Auction

The Sarnia Aquarium Society’s semi-annual auction features thousands of freshwater fish, live plants, aquariums and everything else related to the hobby. Sarnia Christian School gym, 1273 Exmouth St., 11 a.m. For more, call Jack at 519-542-8282

 

Fall Fair

Trinity Church’s Fall Fair includes horse-drawn hayrides, inflatables, mini-golf, face painting, games, live music, and food and beverages. Sample and vote for mac-and-cheese and cookies in baking contest. All free. 1194 Murphy Rd., 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more, call (519) 542-9261

 

Art in the Park

The Rotary Club of Sarnia-Bluewaterland and Gallery in the Grove host the 36th annual Art in the Park show and sale in Mike Weir Park, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Search out treasures and gift items from 80 exhibitors. Includes a day art camp for children, musical entertainment and variety of food vendors. For more, visit www.artintheparksarnia.com or email [email protected]

 

Sunday, Sept. 10

 

Tai Chi Demo

An open house and demonstration of the Taoist Tai Chi arts at the Lochiel Kiwanis Centre gymnasium, 180 College Ave. N., 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Learn how Taoist Tai Chi can improve body and mind. For more, call 519-344-0346

 

Monday, Sept. 11

 

Gentle Yoga

Twin Bridges NPLC’s free yoga class incorporates basic yoga poses and meditation to reduce stress. Lighthouse Community Church, 152 Parker St., 12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays until Oct. 2. Bring your own mat. Register at www.tbnplc.com or call 226-776-9030

 

Chair Yoga

Twin Bridges NPLC’s free class is a gentle yoga sequence using chairs. Lighthouse Community Church, 152 Parker St., 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Mondays until Oct. 2. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

 

StollerFit

Twin Bridges NPLC offers a gentle bootcamp-style class for moms and babies with a combination of cardiovascular, flexibility and strength exercises. Suitable for most abilities. Free. Lighthouse Community Church, 152 Parker St., 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Mondays until Oct. 2. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

 

Healthy Eating

Rapids Family Health Team offers a 4-week healthy eating and lifestyle change group called Healthy Eating and You. 1150 Pontiac Dr., 1:30 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Cooking Class

Rapids Family Health Team offering free cooking class “Meatless Mondays.” 1150 Pontiac Dr., 5:30 p.m. Also on Sept/ 12 at 1150 Pontiac Dr., 1:30 p.m. and on Sept. 14 at 437 Colborne Dr., Corunna, 1:30 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Meditation

Aims to increase self esteem, improve concentration, lower blood pressure, reduce stress and anxiety and appreciate life more. West Lambton Community Health Centre, 429 Exmouth St., 10:30 a.m. on Monday, or 6 p.m. on Tuesdays. To register, call 519-344-3017, ext. 237

 

Low Impact Exercise

West Lambton Community Health Centre’s Riverside Low Impact Exercise Class meets at the Centennial Park flag court, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Mondays until Oct. 23. To register, call 519-344-3017 ext. 237

 

Tai Chi Demo

An open house and demonstration of the Taoist Tai Chi arts at the Camlachie Community Centre, 6767 Camlachie Rd., 7 to 8 p.m. Learn how Taoist Tai Chi can improve body and mind. For more, call 519-344-0346

 

Tuesday, Sept. 12

 

Genealogy

Phil Egan to discuss his new book, Walking Through Fire: The History of Sarnia’s Braves, 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. For more, call 519-383-0468 or email [email protected]

 

Stress Management

Twin Bridges NPLC offers a program to give a deeper understanding of physical, mental and emotional stressful circumstances, as well as practical strategies to maintain optimal wellness. Free. 109 Crawford St., 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays until Sept. 26. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

 

Acupuncture Clinic

Twin Bridges NPLC offering a free knee acupuncture clinic to help knee pain. Open to all. 109 Crawford St., 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays until Oct. 19. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

 

Wednesday, Sept. 13

 

Living With Diabetes

Rapids Family Health Team offers a 2-hour group session on how to live well with diabetes. 233 Cameron St., Corunna, 9:30 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Understanding Medication

West Lambton Community Health Centre presents Pharmacist Jocelyne Cane and Pharmacy Assistant Kim Helps, speaking about seniors and medications, optimizing health, and emptying your medicine cabinet. 704 Mara St., Point Edward, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. To register, 519-344-3017, ext. 237

 

Green Drinks

Cole Nadalin, energy manager and supervisor of energy contacts for the City of Windsor, leads a discussion on energy management at the municipal scale. Free. 100 Christina St. N., open 6:30 p.m., discussion at 7 p.m. For more, contact [email protected]

 

Tai Chi Demo

An open house and demonstration of the Taoist Tai Chi arts at St. Andrew’s Presyberian Church, 437 Colborne Dr., 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Learn how Taoist Tai Chi can improve your body and mind. For more, call 519-344-0346

 

Thursday, Sept. 14

 

Picasso Paint Party

Create your own painting in the style of Picasso at IODE Errol Egremont Chapter’s “Pablo Picasso Paint Party.” Sarnia Riding Club, 980 Riding Club Ln., registration 6:30 p.m., event from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets $45, includes art supplies, snacks and wine. For tickets, call Lynda at 519- 336-2952 or Georgette at 519-336-5535

 

Friday, Sept. 15

 

Jazz & Blues

Sarnia Organ Donor Awareness Group presents 14th annual Jazz & Blues in the Village at McGibbon Park, Lochiel St., Sept. 15 and 16. Blues 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Jazz 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets at The Eye Guy, Scotiabank, the SODA Office, 519-344-7777, or www.jazzinthevillage.com

 

Diabetes Prevention

Rapids Family Health Team offers 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

 

Saturday, Sept. 16

 

Rayjon Fall Fair

Fall fair featuring a bake table, attic treasures, books, preserves, chili and quiches, frozen soups, tearoom and more in support of Rayjon’s humanitarian projects. Our Lady of Mercy Parish Hall, 390 Christina St. N., 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more, call Dianne at 519-862-1963

 

Folk Harpist

A concert featuring folk harpist Eduard Klassen, accompanied by wife Christine on keyboard. 7 p.m. at Paterson Memorial Church, 120 Russell St. S., Freewill offering, in support of mission work. For more, call Marilyn at 519-344-6360.

 

Ballroom Dance

At the Camlachie Community Centre. 6767 Camlachie Road. Open to all. Cost $30.

 

Sunday, Sept. 17

 

Walk-It for Parkinson’s

Second annual walk organized by the Parkinson Society of Southwestern Ontario in which participants can walk, run or roll, starting at Stoke’s Bay Grill and Bar, 485 Harbour Rd. Registration at 1 p.m., walk at 2 p.m. For more, call Beverly at 1-888-851-7376

 

Downriver Craft Sale

Moore Museum hosts the 29th annual Downriver Craft and Gift Sale, with 75 vendors featuring jewelry, jams, knitting, honey, leather goods, garden accessories, purses and more. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission $2, under 13 free. For more, or for vendor info, call 519-867-2020

 

Legion Golf

Last day to sign up for Corunna Legion’s 9 holes of golf followed by a meal. Nine and dine, cart included, is $35, golf only $25, meal only $10. All welcome. Golfing dress code in effect. Sign up at 350 Albert St., or call 519-862-3200

Fall Dance Lessons

Instruction in sequence, quickstep, foxtrot, samba and cha cha. For more about membership and classes, visit www.sarniaballroomdancing.ca 

 

Monday, Sept. 18

 

Beginning Experience

Start of a weekly support group program ‘Coping With Being Alone’ offered by Sarnia Beginning Experience, a non-profit that helps people experiencing loss due to separation, divorce or death. For more call 519-337-1205 or visit www.sarniabeginningexperience.org

 

Fall Dance Lessons

Dance lessons including sequence, quickstep, foxtrot, samba and cha cha. For more information about membership and classes, visit www.sarniaballroomdancingclub.ca

 

Distress Line

The Family Counselling Centre is holding an information session for individuals interested in helping others by volunteering with the Distress Line, a free telephone crisis support service. Training provided. 6 p.m., 1086 Modeland Rd. Register by calling Donna at 519-336-0120, ext. 251.

 

Tuesday, Sept. 19

 

Infant Nutrition

Twin Bridges NPLC holds an informational session on Intro to Solids: Feeding from 6-12 months to provide understanding on infant nutrition guidelines. Open to all. 109 Crawford St. 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

 

Wednesday, Sept. 20

 

Healthy Eating

Rapids Family Health Team offers a 4-week healthy eating and lifestyle change group called Healthy Eating and You. 233 Cameron St., Corunna, 1 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Diabetes Cooking

West Lambton Community Health Centre holds a “Healthy You” diabetes education & cooking class focusing on the basics of healthy eating for diabetes prevention and management. All skill levels welcome. 429 Exmouth St., 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. To register, call 519-344-3017 ext. 259

 

Penny Pinching Pleasers

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

 

Thursday, Sept. 21

 

Take Back the Night

Join the 24th annual National March to stop the tide of violence against women and children. Gather at the Peace Court between Limbo’s and Green Cafe, 7 p.m. Includes guest speakers. Free, donations to SASCSL appreciated. For more, visit www.sexualassaultsarnia.ca or 519-337-3154

 

Coffee Break

Local Alzheimer Society chapter hosting its annual fundraising Coffee Break, with all money raised supporting local community services. Coffee and other refreshments available for a donation. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Chris Dawson Centre, 420 East St. N. For more, call 519-332-4444 or visit www.alzheimercoffeebreak.ca/

 

Saturday, Sept. 23

 

Soup and Dance

St. Thomas Catholic Parish hosting an evening of Latin dance lessons and tasty soup. At St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, 895 Champlain Rd., 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Cash bar. $20 per person. Proceeds to St. Thomas Aquinas Refugee Program and St. Joseph Shelter in Bukavu. For more, call 519-312-2025

 

Novice Hikers

Lambton Outdoor Club hosts a hike and an info session about hiking. There will be a 90-minute hike on Petrolia trails, followed by a presentation. Experienced hikers will discuss equipment, trails, safety and information about the club. 9:30 a.m. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

Sunday, Sept. 24

 

Fall Music Fest

Enjoy an entertaining variety show at Camlachie United Church featuring vocalists, guitarists, choirs and more. 6784 Camlachie Rd., 2 p.m. Portion of funds raised donated to the Inn of the Good Shepherd. Cost $15 adults, $7.50 students, $5 children 6-11, free for children under 6. For tickets, call 519-899-4720, 519-491-2517, 519-491-6653, or visit www.camlachieunited.ca

 

Monday, Sept. 25

 

Distress Line

The Family Counselling Centre is holding an information session for individuals interested in helping others by volunteering with the Distress Line, a free telephone crisis support service. Training provided. 6 p.m., 1086 Modeland Rd. Register by calling Donna at 519-336-0120, ext. 251.

 

Teen Cuisine

Rapids Family Health Team offers a free cooking class for teens ages 13+. 1150 Pontiac Dr., 5 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Tuesday, Sept. 26

 

Homemade Baby Food

Twin Bridges NPLC offers a session facilitated by a Registered Dietitian to give a practical hands-on approach to making your own baby food. Free. 109 Crawford St., 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

 

Cholesterol Info

Learn about the good, bad and ugly related to cholesterol and its relationship to living with a healthy heart. Free. Twin Bridges NPLC, 109 Crawford St., 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

 

Friday, Sept. 28

 

Waist Away Support Group

Join a registered dietitian and a group of peers in a monthly weight loss support group. West Lambton Community Health Centre, 429 Exmouth St., 10:30 a.m. To register, 519-344-3017 ext. 259

 

Wednesday, Oct. 4

 

Yoga for Adults

A mixed-level class, suitable for most, run by a certified instructor. Classes are offered by Twin Bridges NPLC and are free. On Wednesdays until Oct. 25, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Lighthouse Community Church, 152 Parker St. Bring a yoga mat. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

 

Mindfulness

A program giving a basic understanding of meditation and mindfulness techniques to improve wellness. Classes offered by Twin Bridges NPLC are are free. Wednesdays until Oct. 25, 12 p.m. 12:45 p.m. 109 Crawford Street, Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

 

Tuesday, Oct. 10

 

Genealogy

Alan Campbell discusses strategies for finding genealogical information 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. For more, call 519-383-0468 or email [email protected]

 

Bridges to Change

Twin Bridges NPLC program designed to help learn the “why” of problematic eating behaviours and how to create a healthier relationship with food. Free. Tuesdays until Oct. 31. 109 Crawford St., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

 

Concussion Info

Dr. Jane Pilkey to discuss the signs and symptoms of concussions as well as what to do to prevent further injury. Hosted by Twin Bridges NPLC. Free. 109 Crawford St., 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

 

Monday, Oct. 16

 

Gentle Yoga

A program incorporating basic yoga poses and meditation to reduce stress. Classes are offered by Twin Bridges NPLC and are free. Mondays till Nov. 6, 12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m. Lighthouse Community Church, 152 Parker Street. Bring a yoga mat

Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

 

Chair Yoga

A program offering gentle yoga sequence using chairs. Classes are offered by Twin Bridges NPLC and are free.  Mondays till Nov. 6 @ 11 a.m. to 12 noon. Lighthouse Community Church, 152 Parker Street. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

 

Wednesday, Nov. 1

 

Mindfulness

A program giving a basic understanding of meditation and mindfulness techniques to improve wellness. Classes offered by Twin Bridges NPLC are are free. Wednesdays until Nov. 29, 12 p.m. 12:45 p.m. 109 Crawford Street, Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

 

Yoga for Adults

A mixed-level class, suitable for most, run by a certified instructor. Classes are offered by Twin Bridges NPLC and are free. On Wednesdays until Nov. 29, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Lighthouse Community Church, 152 Parker St. Bring a yoga mat. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

 

 

 

 

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