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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

Salsa Night

Zzas Pizza Bistro and Underground Salsa offer the first Summer Salsa Nights with a free Merengue or Salsa lesson, beginning at 7:30 p.m. No cover charge. Also on September 22. For more, call Silvia at 519-491-2560

Saturday, Sept. 9

S.T.E.A.M. Club

Explore the world of advanced technologies like robotics, electronics, computers and more. Sarnia Library, 124 Christina St. S., 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more, call 519-337-3291

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

Gallery in the Grove

Gallery in the Grove presents new exhibition featuring works from the 6+1 Art Group and London artist Myrna Pronchuk. Running until October 21 at 2618 Hamilton Rd., Bright’s Grove. For more, visit www.galleryinthegrove.com

Lego Club

For school ages. Bright’s Grove Library, 2618 Hamilton Rd., 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Also on September 17 and 24. Must pre-register by calling 519-869-2351

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

Quilter’s Guild

The Sarnia Quilter’s Guild announces its program lineup of speakers, teachers, trunk shows, classes, demos, challenges, bus trips, retreats, library and more. Redeemer Christian Reformed Church, 5834 Blackwell Side Road, 7 p.m. Free. For more, call 519-464-2606 or visit www.sarniaquiltersguild.org

Tales for Tots

For ages 0 to 4 with a caregiver. Camlachie Library, 6745 Camlachie Rd., 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ALso on September 18 and 25. For more, call 519-899-2202

Book Club

Book club for adults at Camlachie Library, 6745 Camlachie Rd., 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more, call 519-899-2202

Reading to Paws

Children can share a story with a St. John’s Ambulance therapy dog. Bright’s Grove Library, 2618 Hamilton Rd., 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-869-2351

Scottish Country Dancing

Scottish Country Dancing classes begin and run every Monday until the end of May. Only equipment needed is soft-soled shoes. No experience necessary. All-Saint’s Church, 248 Vidal St. N., 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. First three lessons free with nominal charge after. For more, call Lyn at 519-336-1053

Tuesday, Sept. 12

Anglers Meeting

The Bluewater Anglers fall general meeting to be held at the Point Edward Arena & Community Centre, 7 p.m. All are welcome.

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

Landmark Book Club

Mallroad Library’s seniors book club meets at Landmark Villagebut the public is welcome to join. 1370 L’Heritage Dr., 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Ask the circulation desk for your copy of the selected book. For more, call 519-542-2580

South Ward Reunion

Sarnia Historical Society and the Taylor Family in partnership with the Lambton County Archives hosts a free South Ward Neighbourhood Reunion, for the area bound by Christina Street S., St. Andrew Street., Vidal Street S., and Clifford Street. At the Royal Canadian Legion, 286 Front St. N., 7 p.m. For more, contact [email protected] or 519-381-2584

Fall Prevention

Body Balance Health & Physiotherapy Inc. holding free exercise classes to improve balance and prevent falls. 1315 Michigan Ave., 8:15 a.m. Also available on Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 4 p.m. For more, call 519-541-9899

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

Seaway Sounds Guest Night

Learn how to sing 4 part a capella harmony style at Seaway Sounds Chorus’ Guest Night. St. Francois Xavier School’s cafeteria, 901 The Rapids Parkway, 6:30 p.m. For more, call Kelly Graham at 519-383-5582

Artists Workshop

Pat Clarke demonstrates watercolour basics. Grace United Church, 990 Cathcart Blvd., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Run by Sarnia Artists’ Workshop. Cost is $5. Non-members allowed 2 workshops before joining SAW. For more, visit www.sarniaartistsworkshop.com or email [email protected]

Book Club

Afternoon book club for adults at Bright’s Grove Library, 2618 Hamilton Rd., 1:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. Also on September 20 at 1:45 p.m., September 26 at 7 p.m. and September 28 at 2:30 p.m. For more, call 519-869-2351

Settlement Services

A representative will be available for one-on-one assistance and information on the many services and programs available at the YMCA Immigrant/Newcomer Settlement Services. Point Edward Library, 220 Michigan Ave., 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. For more, call 519-336-3291

Sursum Corda

New choir season begins for Sarnia Christian male chorus, directed by Adrian Strybos. Practices at First Christian Reformed Church, 1105 Exmouth St. Men interested in participating can contact Bert at 519-336-7727

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

Cookbook Club

Bright’s Grove Library, 2618 Hamilton Rd., 6:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Must pre-register by calling

519-869-2351

Exercise for Beginners

Body Balance Health & Physiotherapy Inc. offering free exercise classes for beginners at 1315 Michigan Ave., 11 a.m. Also on Thursday, Sept. 21 at 8 a.m. For more, call 519-541-9899

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

Lego Club

For school ages. Mallroad Library, 1362 Lambton Mall Rd., 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Also on September 30. Must pre-register by calling 519-542-2580

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. For more, call Rick McAlpine at 519-336-3119

Indian Classical Dance

Prosanna Thothadri School of Dance hosts an Indian Classical Dance Event at Sarnia Library Theatre, 124 Christina St. S., doors open 1:30 p.m., program from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets $5. Refreshments will be served. For more, call 226-886-1501

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

Skate Sarnia Registration

Skate Sarnia offers figure skating and power skating programs at Sarnia Arena. Registration at Sarnia Arena Kiwania Room, 134 Brock St. S., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Group programs start week of Sept. 25, gold sessions start Sept. 19. For ages 3 to adult. For more, visit www.skatesarnia.net

Craft Sale

Moore Museum’s 29th Annual Downriver Craft & Gift Sale features over 99 vendors and includes jewelry, home and garden decor, candy and preserves, baby items, catnip blankets, a food booth, and more. 94 Moore Line, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission $2 adults, free children under 13. For more, call 519-867-2020 or visit www.mooremuseum.ca

Monday, Sept. 18

Story Hour

For ages 3 to 5 with a caregiver. Mallroad Library, 1362 Lambton Mall Rd., 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Also on September 25. Must pre-register by calling 519-542- 2580

littleBits

Learn circuit building with colour-coded building blocks and magnets. Mallroad Library, 1362 Lambton Mall Rd., 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-542-2580

Sphero and Air Hogs

Play with Sphero and Air Hogs (robot and quadcopter). Camlachie Library, 6745 Camlachie Rd., 7 p.m. to 8p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-899-2202

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

Tales for Tots

For ages 18 months to 3 years with a caregiver. Bright’s Grove Library, 2618 Hamilton Rd., 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Also on September 21, 26 and 28. Must pre-register by calling 519-869- 2351

Baby Rhyme Time

For ages 0 to 23 months with a caregiver. Mallroad Library, 1362 Lambton Mall Rd., 9:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Also on September 20, 26, and 27. Must pre-register by calling 519-542-2580

Tales for Tots

For ages 0 to 3 with a caregiver. Mallroad Library, 1362 Lambton Mall Rd., 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Also on September 20, 26, and 27. Must pre-register by calling 519-542-2580

Necomimi and Mindwave

See how headsets use brainwaves to do neat things. Point Edward Library, 220 Michigan Ave., 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-336-3291

Wednesday, Sept. 20

Fish Dinner

Canon Davis Memorial Church holds a fish dinner at 380 Russell St. N., 5 p.m. All welcome. For tickets, call 519-344-9531

Coffee and Conversation

Pam Chin will provide a basic overview of Qi Gong, a gentle form of exercise that involves the repetition of fluid movements and integrates physical postures, breathing techniques, and focused intentions. Mallroad Library, 1362 Lambton Mall Rd., 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-542-2580

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

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/

Story Hour

Story hour for ages 3 to 5 with a caregiver. Bright’s Grove Library, 2618 Hamilton Rd., 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Also on Sept. 28. Must pre-register by calling 519-869- 2351

3D Printer Workshop

For ages 10 and up. Bright’s Grove Library, 2618 Hamilton Rd., 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-869-2351

Science Literacy

For grades 4 to 8. Work as a team to design and build a device that will land a simulated space probe upright after a drop from 1.5m. Mallroad Library, 1362 Lambton Mall Rd., 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-542-2580

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

Family Storytime

Stories, songs and a craft, for preschoolers with a caregiver. Mallroad Library, 1362 Lambton Mall Rd., 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Also on Sept. 28. Must pre-register by calling 519-542-2580

Children Grief Support

Rainbows provides grief support groups for children to help them grieve and grow after loss. Redeemer Christian Reformed Church, 5834 Blackwell Side Rd., 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Continues for 12 weeks until Dec. 7. A parent’s peer group also available. For more or to register, call 519-542-4202 or email [email protected]

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