What’s happening: week of April 11

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 info@thesarniajournal.ca

 

Thursday, April 11

 

Organ Series

Terry Hill and Ken Baldwin will perform at Central United Church’s Lenten Organ Series, 220 George St., 12 p.m. All welcome. Free will donation appreciated. For more, call 519-344-4561

 

Women’s Connection

This program is a combination of individual and group reflection on topics such as vulnerability, imperfection, authenticity, shame, courage, empathy and more. Twin Bridges NPLC, 153 Christina St. S., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Thursdays until April 25. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Enbridge Famous 5

Aamjiwnaang resident, residential school survivor, and Order of Ontario recipient Geraldine Robertson will speak at the next Enbridge Famous 5 Speaker Series. Holiday Inn, 1498 Venetian Blvd, Registration at 11:15 a.m. Tickets, $40, including lunch, available at https://geraldinerobertson.eventbrite.ca

 

Depression & Anxiety Series

West Lambton Community Health Centre offering 8 week series, “Living Through Depression & Anxiety,” 429 Exmouth St., 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., every Thursday until May 30. Must pre-register by calling 519-344-3017, ext. 237

 

Online Auction

Organization for Literacy in Lambton hosting an Online Auction, with money raised providing free community literacy programs. Auction runs until April 16. Pick up items April 17-18. For more, visit Organization for Literacy in Lambton’s Facebook page or call 519-332-4876

 

Friday, April 12

 

Weekend Retreat

Sarnia Beginning Experience Spring Support Group host a three-day weekend retreat for divorced, separated and widowed persons. For more, call 519-344-4785 or visit www.sarniabeginningexperience.org

 

Rummage Sale

Central United Church’s annual two-day Spring Rummage and Garage Sale, including clothing, kitchenware, appliances, jewelry, toys, tools, and more. 220 George St., 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, and 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday. Donations accepted at the church 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays. For more, call 519-344-4561

 

Pasta Dinner

Corunna United Church holding a pasta dinner. 198 Hill St., 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Cost $15 adults, $7 ages 7 to 12, free for ages 6 and under. For tickets, call Holly at 519-332-7749 or Sylvia at 519-862-1040

 

Live Music

Jaime Keelan and Greg Wilson perform and Sisters Of Soul host a Live Music Cafe. Foursquare Church, 207 Talford St., 7:30 p.m. Donations accepted. For more, contact Fran at 1voice2sing@gmail.com

 

Saturday, April 13

 

Film Screening

The Sarnia Justice Film Festival screens Happening, a look at the clean energy era as it creates jobs, turns profits, and makes communities stronger. Sarnia Library Theatre, 124 Christina St. S., 7 p.m. Free, donations accepted. For more, visit the Festival’s Facebook or Twitter page, or email justicefilmsarnia@gmail.com

 

Record Store Day

Cheeky Monkey marks International Record Store Day with exclusive releases, giveaways and draws and live music with Mike Blackmore. EP “The Superhero Suite” by Kevin Hearn and friends for sale with all proceeds to MusiCounts. 130 Christina St. N., 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For more, visit www.cheekymonkeysarnia.ca

 

Aquarium Auction

Sarnia Aquarium Society holding its annual Aquarium Auction, featuring thousands of fish and related hobbist items. Sarnia Christian School gym, 1273 Exmouth St. Doors open at 9:30 a.m., auction at 11 a.m. For more, contact Jack at 519-542-8282 or Bob at 519-331-0568

 

Gospel Karaoke

At Rack & Roll Billiards, featuring any gospel karaoke song you care to sing. 460 Christina St. N., Free, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. For more, contact Ricky at rarobinson01@hotmail.com

 

Running

The Sarnia Roadrunners present 1, 3 5 and 10 km runs beginning at Terry’s Loop in Canatara Park, 9 a.m. All runners and walkers welcome. Cost $5. For more, contact sarniaroadrunners@gmail.com

Sunday, April 14

 

Concert Band

Lambton Concert Band presents “Fantastic Creatures,” an afternoon of music, magic and fantasy at the Sarnia Library Auditorium, 124 Christina St. S., 2:30 p.m. Tickets $12 adults, $6 students, free for under 14. For more, contact promotions@lambtonconcertband.com or visit

www.lambtonconcertband.com

 

Easter Hymn Sing

Huron Baptist Church hosting an Easter hymn sing at 1285 Michigan Avenue. 6:30 p.m., with food and fellowship to follow. For more, call 519-542-4581

 

Monday, April 15

 

Environmental Fund

Deadline to submit applications to Lambton Wildlife Inc. for funding to support environmental initiatives in Sarnia-Lambton. $10,000 available in grants of $500 to $5,000. For additional information, and to apply on-line, visit our website at lambtonwildlife.com

 

Tuesday, April 16

 

Cooking Class

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free cooking class called “Eating Comfortably with IBS.” 1150 Pontiac Dr., 9:30 a.m. Also offered on April 17, 1:30 p.m. Pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Child Abuse

Children’s Aid Society discusses signs of child abuse and an introduction to the foster for permanency program, at First Christian Reformed Church. Third in a series of free seminars in April called “Tuesdays at First. 1105 Exmouth St., 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Free, no registration required. For more contact 519-336-8808 or sarniafirstcrc@cogeco.net

 

Wednesday, April 17

 

Live Music

Sarnia Concert Association presents Double Double Duo, featuring jazz, world and folk music. Imperial Theatre, 168 Christina St. N., 7:30 p.m. Tickets $40 adults, $25 students, available at box office. For more, call 519-344-7469 or visit www.sarniaconcertassociation.ca

 

Meaning Of Life

Ken Bryson, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy, will give a talk on “The meaning of life: is life worth living and the search for sacred meaning,” at the Strangway Community Centre,10 a.m., 260 East St. N. For more, call 519-332-0656

 

Horticulture

Naturalist Mike Kent will discuss invasive species at a Sarnia Horticultural Society meeting. DeGroot’s Nurseries Green Room, 1840 London Line, 7 p.m. Everyone welcome, free admission. For more, contact Barb Toye at 519-332-5837

 

Thursday, April 18

 

Income Tax Clinic

The Community Volunteer Income Tax Clinics to help people of modest income with a simple tax situation prepare income tax and benefit returns. Corunna Library, 417 Lyndoch St., 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Bring all tax slips. For more, call 519-862-1132

 

Pasta Fest

The 2010 Sarnia Braves Major Rookie baseball team hosting Pasta Fest at the Dante Club, 1330 London Rd., 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Includes full pasta dinner, dessert, cash bar, silent auction. Tickets $15 adults, $10 kids. For information and tickets, contact 2010sarniabraves@gmail.com

 

Friday, April 19

 

Easter Cantata

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church’s Easter Cantata, “The King of Glory,” at 261 Christina St. N., 7:30 p.m. Soloists Jill Nichol, Cecily Chiles, Mary Abma & John Worthington. Free Will Offering. For more, call 519-332-2662 or visit the church’s Facebook page.

 

Easter Musical

Lakeshore Community Church holding an Easter musical drama, “Second Hand Story.” 2815 Old Lakeshore Rd., 7 p.m. Free admission, all ages welcome. For more, call 519-869-8485

 

Sunday, April 21

 

Easter Musical

Lakeshore Community Church holding an Easter musical drama “Second Hand Story.” 2815 Old Lakeshore Rd., 6 p.m. Free admission, all ages welcome. For more, call 519-869-8485

 

Tuesday, April 23

 

Music Festival

The start of the 90th Lambton County Music Festival, a competition for local performers in a wide variety of musical styles. Runs to May 2, and followed by a “Stars of the Festival performance on May 14. For a full schedule of events and venues, see local newspapers, or visit  www.lambtonmusicfest.org 

 

Healthy Eating

Rapids Family Health Team offering a 4 week. 2-hour group session to help make permanent lifestyle changes for a healthier you. 1150 Pontiac Dr., 9:30 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Tuesdays at First

Jamie MacPherson of Edward Jones will discuss the fundamentals of investing at First Christian Reformed Church. Fourth in a series of free seminars in April called “Tuesdays at First. 1105 Exmouth St., 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Free, no registration required. For more contact 519-336-8808 or sarniafirstcrc@cogeco.net

 

Tai Chi

Beginner Tai Chi classes starting, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 260 Mitton St. N., 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. $15 per month. For more, contact 226-932-7091 or infotaichisarnia@gmail.com

 

Wednesday, April 24

 

Grief And Loss

A bereavement coordinator from St. Joseph’s Hospice offers a free presentation on grief, bereavement and coping strategies after a loved one dies. Camlachie United Church, 6784 Camlachie Rd. 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Full accessible, fragrance-free. For more, or to register, call 519-899-4720

 

Caribbean Cooking

Chef Paresh Thakkar will demonstrate “Caribbean cooking” at the Strangway Community Centre, 260 East St. N., 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Cost $50 for non-members. Register at least 2 days in advance by calling 519-332-0656

 

Card Making

Make two greeting cards with instructor Angela Brodhagen at Strangway Community Centre, 260 East St. N., 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Cost $13.50 for non-members. Register at least 2 days in advance by calling 519-332-0656

 

Thursday, April 25

 

Lynn Spence

An afternoon with fashion and beauty expert Lynn Spence at the Sarnia Golf & Curling Club, 12 p.m., 500 Errol Rd. W. Tickets, $75, includes three-course lunch and show, available at Buttons & Bows, 131 Michigan Ave., Point Edward. For more, call 519-491-1412

 

PastaFest & Registration

Huron House Boys’ Home hosts Pasta Fest with full pasta dinner, silent auction and desserts, 5 p.m. 7 p.m. at the Dante Club, 1330 London Road.  Cash bar; gluten-free available with pre-order. Tickets, $15 adults, $10 ages 4-10. Can also register for Father’s Day Run/Walk/Skate/Bike, with new logo and T-shirt revealed. Or register online at www.raceroster/20361. For more, or tickets, call 519-869-4000 or contact Andrew at ashaw@hhbh.ca

 

Friday, April 26

 

Weight Loss Support

West Lambton Community Health Centre hosts a “Waist Away Support Group” with a registered dietitian and group of peers. 429 Exmouth St., 10:30 a.m. Monthly, every fourth Friday. Free. To register, call 519-344-3017, ext. 259

 

Saturday, April 27

 

Garage Sale

Laurel Lea St. Matthew’s Church holding a charity garage sale including lots of household items. 837 Exmouth St., 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. For more, call 519-337-7078

 

E-waste recycling

The Bluewater Lions Club hosting an eletronic waste recycling day. Drop off old computers, cameras, printers, laptops, smart phones, stereos, etc. at Premier Recycling, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., 325 Gladwish Dr. (off Plank Road) Home pick up also available. For more, contact Murray at msutherland3@cogeco.ca or call 519-336-7756

 

Marketplace

Local vendors selling handmade crafts, woodworking, direct sales, jewelry, unique gifts and more. Strangway Community Centre, 260 East St. N., 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Cafe selling breakfast sandwiches. Free admission. For more, call 519-332-0656

 

Card Making

Create two greeting cards at Point Edward Library, 220 Michigan Ave., 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Supplies provided. Cost $10. To reserve a spot, call 519 336-3291

 

Spring Bazaar

St. Paul’s United Church holding a Spring Bazaar, 360 Devine St., 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tables available for vendors for $20. For more, call Kim at 519-332-1676

 

Sunday, April 28

 

MS Walk

MS Society holds its annual Sarnia Mandarin MS Walk at Point Edward Community Hall, 210 Monk St., check-in at 8 a.m., walk at 10 a.m. Register at www.mssociety.ca/get-involved/special-events and contact Sarah at 1-888-510-7777, ext. 3306 or sarah.mooney@mssociety.ca for more

 

Investment Property

Courtney Levert and Brad Sauve of Exit Realty discuss buying investment property at the Sarnia Library Theatre, 124 Christina St., 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. For more, call Courtney at 519-381-9897

 

Potluck

Sarnia Pride and Transgender Association holding a spring potluck at Grace United Church, 990 Cathcart Blvd., 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. followed by social and games night, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Everyone welcome. Sign up and dish selection on the Sarnia Pride and Transgender Association Facebook page, or by contacting sarniapride@gmail.com

 

Bluewater Chordsmen

The Sarnia Bluewater Chordsmen present “So Happy Together,” an afternoon of music at the Imperial Theatre, 168 Christina St. N., 2 p.m. Will present music from various eras. Featuring special guests Sisters of Choice. For more, call David at 226-402-3060

 

Motorcycle Run

The Lady Luck Riders MC holding its annual Spring Throttle Itch Run, the first group ride of the year around the county and back. 3014 Michigan Line, Camlachie, 10 a.m. For more, visit the club’s Facebook page

 

Monday, April 29

 

Fibromyalgia

The Arthritis Society hosting a 3-hour workshop offering strategies on living well with fibromyalgia. Rapids Family Health Team, 1150 Pontiac Dr., 10 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 1-800-321-1433, ext. 1221

Teen Grief Group

St. Joseph’s Hospice offering an 8-week Support Group for teens grieving the death of a loved one. On Mondays, April 29 to June 24, 6:30 p.m. 8 p.m. Free. Assessment required prior to attendance. To schedule ,contact Kayla at 519-337-0537, ext. 114, or kslegers@sjhospice.ca.

 

Senior Line Volunteers

Family Counselling Centre seeking volunteers to train to place outbound call to seniors who live alone and are isolated. 1086 Modeland Rd., Info session at 6:30 p.m. To register, call Sharon at 519-336-0120, ext. 249

 

Tuesday, April 30

 

Tuesdays at First

First Christian Reformed Church’s April series “Tuesdays at First” featuring

 

Heaven’s Wildlife Rescue to discuss the life of volunteers, the animals treated, and daily struggles of a wildlife rehabilitation centre, at First Christian Reformed Church. Last in a series of free seminars in April called “Tuesdays at First. 1105 Exmouth St., 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Free, no registration required. For more contact 519-336-8808 or sarniafirstcrc@cogeco.net

 

Sleep Happy

West Lambton Community Health Centre holding a free sleep workshop to learn practical tips on how to have the sleep of your dreams. 429 Exmouth St., 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. To register, call 519-344-3017, ext. 259

 

Live Theatre

Theatre Forty Two presents “The Cake,” a play by Bekah Brunstetter about a baker who reexamines her beliefs when asked to bake a cake for a lesbian couple’s wedding. 900 Devine St., 7:30 p.m., April 30th to May 3rd. Tickets $20. For tickets and information, visit www.theatre42.com or www.buytickets.at/t42

 

Walking Soccer

Co-ed Walking Soccer for ages 50 and older, Tuesday mornings at Norm Perry Park from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Cost is $25. Register online on the City of Sarnia website or Strangway Centre website. For more, call 519-332-0656

 

Wednesday, May 1

 

Facts and Chat

Tracy King and Roel Bus of Home Response Collaborative Sarnia will speak about hoarding, at the Strangway Community Centre, 260 East St. N., 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Free. Pre-register by calling 519-332-0656

 

Friday, May 3

 

Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo celebration with games, drinks, maracas and mariachi, raffle, silent auction, 50/50 draw, photo booth, and food by Personal Touch Eatery and Catering. Point Edward Memorial Arena, 210 Monk St., 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Cost $20 adults, $10 children. Proceeds to Heaven’s Wildlife Rescue. For more, contact events@heavenswildliferescue.org

 

Saturday, May 4

 

Used Book Sale

A used book sale and more at St. Giles Presbyterian Church, 770 Lakeshore Rd., 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Includes turkey pies, butter tarts, herb plants and a cafe. Featuring local author Linda Stauth. Bring a non-perishable food item for Inn of the Good Shepherd for a free book. For more, call 519-542-2253

 

Paddling Film Festival

The 2019 Paddling Film Festival Tour hosted in Sarnia by the Lambton Outdoor Club. Theatre Forty Two, 900 Devine St., 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Open to public. Tickets $10, available at www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org, at door with cash, or at Wawanosh Watercraft, 1801 Blackwell Rd. For more, call 519-336-3919

 

Keyboard Crawl

Kings of the Keyboards Crawl is pipe organ crawl beginning at St. Paul’s United Church, 360 Devine St., 12:30 p.m. Opportunity to tour, hear and play four historic pipe organs in four heritage churches. $17 advance, $20 at door. Students of all ages, free. For more, see event listing on Cheeky Monkey website.

 

Garage &Bake Sale

Ladies Guild Garage and Bake Sale at Trinity Anglican Church, 1194 Murphy Rd., 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. To book a table, call Joan Lake at 519-542-3559

 

 

Animal Food Drive

Feed The Furbabies is a food drive for animals in need. Take donations of pet food to the Sarnia & District Humane Society, 131 Exmouth St. For more, call Courtney at 519-381-9897

 

Sunday, May 5

 

Walk For Kids

“Walk so Kids Can Talk” is a 5k walk in support of Kids Help Phone. Sign up as individual or a team. Beginning at Canatara Park Pavilion, 9 a.m. Free. For info or to register or donate, visit www.walksokidscantalk.ca

 

Live Music

Lindley Creek performs Missouri Ozark Mountain music at Huron Baptist Church, 1285 Michigan Ave., 7 p.m. For more, call 519-542-4581 or visit www.huronbaptistchurch.org

 

Monday, May 6

 

Senior Line Volunteers

Family Counselling Centre seeking volunteers to train to place outbound call to seniors who live alone and are isolated. 1086 Modeland Rd., Info session at 6:30 p.m. To register, call Sharon at 519-336-0120, ext. 249

 

Wednesday, May 8

 

Meaning Of Life

Ken Bryson, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy, will give a talk on “A Systems Analysis of Medicine, and Healing Medicine,” at the Strangway Community Centre, 10 a.m., 60 East St. N. For more, call 519-332-0656

 

Fish Fry Dinner

Camlachie United Church hosts 14th annual Fish Fry, served buffet style. 6784 Camlachie Rd., 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Take out and gluten-free available. $20 adults, $5 children 6 to 10, and free under 6. Advance tickets only. For tickets, call 519-899-4720 or Sue at 519-869-2102. For more, visit www.camlachieunited.ca

 

Thursday, May 9

 

Spring Tea

Our Lady of Mercy Church CWL holding a spring tea featuring jewelry table, purses, scarves, springs rolls and baking. Lunch of sandwiches, desserts and beverage $7. Free admission. Proceeds to charity. For more, call 519-383-7541 ot 519-332-5382

 

Saturday, May 11

 

Craft & Plants

Dunlop United Churchhost a craft fair and plant sale, including perennials, crafts, baking, refreshments, yard sale, used books, free coffee and prize draws. 757 Rosedale Ave., 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free admission. All welcome, wheelchair accessible. For more, contact 519-337-3061 ext. 22 or dunlopspringsale@gmail.com, or visit www.dunlopuc.ca

 

Stamp Club Show

The Sarnia Stamp Club’s annual show features dealers and exhibits of philatelic and historical interest. Great Lakes Secondary School cafeteria, 275 Wellington St., 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Includes door prizes. All welcome. For more, visit www.sarniastampclub.com or contact sarniastampclub@cogeco.ca

 

Fish Fry

Order of the Eastern Star, Britannia Chapter No. 34, holding Fish Fry at Community of Christ Church, 2390 Lasalle Line, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tickets $20. For more, contact Jennifer at 519-882-4706

 

Tuesday, May 14

 

Festival Stars

The Lambton County Music Festival stages its 90th “Stars of the Festival” celebration at Grace United Church, 990 Cathcart Blvd. Performances by the award winners and special guests start 7 p.m., $5 admission. For more, contact Marianne at 519-869-4024

 

Genealogy

Ben Dawson will discuss DNA and how to use it in research at a meeting of the Lambton County Branch of Ontario Genealogical Society. LDS Church, 1400 Murphy Rd., 7:30 p.m. Free & open to public. Call 519-383-0468 or email jdlk@bell.net

 

Saturday, May 18

 

Pokémon Go

Ask a Sister Sarnia is hosting an all-ages Pokémon Go Tournament, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Sarnia Public Library, elevator lobby. 124 Christina St. S. Master League (no normal types, no legendary). Children’s craft table and prizes available. All welcome. For more, call Jocelyn at 226-886-2930

 

Saturday, June 15

 

25th Reunion

The Lambton Youth Choir holding a 25th anniversary reunion, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., at the Camlachie Community Centrem 6767 Camlachie Rd. To register, see Facebook, email naglehar@gmail.com or call Harriet or Mike at 519-845-1004

 

Saturday, Sept. 14

 

Walk-a-thon & Bazaar

Heaven’s Wildlife Rescue holding 8th annual Walk-a-thon and Bazaar at Canatara Park, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Includes BBQ lunch, silent auction, bazaar, kids zone and wild zone, and live music. Dogs welcome. Prizes for most pledges, proceeds to Heaven’s Wildlife Rescue. For more, contact events@heavenswildliferescue.org