What’s happening: week of April 25

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 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

 

Environment Presentation

Jennifer Pate presents “Love Your Greats: The Search for Environmental Optimism,” a one-hour discussion. Sponsored by Rotary Clubs of Sarnia. Sarnia Library Theatre, 124 Christina St. S., 7 p.m. Q&A to follow. Free. For more, contact 519-346-3291, Mike.Elliott@novachem.com, lrlachapelle@cogeco.ca, or stay.c.smith@sympatico.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

 

Symphony Orchestra

International Sympathy Orchestra presenting its season fianle, “Bold & Brassy,” at the Imperial Theatre. 168 Christina St. N., 7:30 p.m. Tickets $36 adults, $34 seniors, $12 students, ages under 14 free with an adult, available at the theatre and Symphony office, 251 Vidal St. N. For more, contact Anthony at 519-337-7775

 

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. Separate classes at 10:30 a.m. and 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

 

Basement Sale

St. Luke’s United Church holding a Basement Sale featuring household items and books. No clothes or plants. Featuring hot dogs, butter tarts and other tarts for sale. 350 Indian Rd. S., 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. For more, call 519-344-1781

 

Best Of The Fest

cineSarnia presents Best of the Fest film festival at the Sarnia Public Library, 124 Christina St. S. Films: 10 a.m. Colette, 1:30 p.m. Leave No Trace, 5 p.m. The Wife, and 7:30 p.m. Les Intouchables. Tickets $30 all day pass, or $10 each film, available at The Book Keeper until April 26, and at door. Details at cinesarnia.com

 

Lodge Anniversary

The Mayflower Rebekah Lodge holding a celebration to mark its 75th birthday, at Corunna United Church, 198 Hill St., 6 p.m. For more, call 519-466-5564

 

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

 

Art Show & Sale

An show and sale featuring the works of the ‘Paint for Fun’ artists at St. Bartholomew’s Anglican Church Lower Hall, 718 Cathcart Blvd., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Free admission, everyone welcome. For more, call 519-541-9501

 

Student Art Show

The Lambton County student art show Fast Forward opens at Gallery in the Grove, featuring works by Grade 11 and 12 students. Opening and awards reception from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., 2618 Hamilton Rd., Exhibition runs till May 25. For more, call 519-869-4643

 

Roller Skating

Sunday night roller skating returns to the Clearwater Arena, and continues until June 30. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.. $7 adults (cash only), $5 under 16 (must wear helmet). Rentals available, inline skates allowed. From more, see “Rollerskating in Sarnia” on Facebook, or call Brad at 519-384-0612

 

Live Music

Sisters of Soul perform Motown and more at the Lawrence House, 127 Christina St. S., 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets, $10, available at the Lawrence House, on the Lawrence House website, or by calling 519-337-0507

 

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

 

Herbs

The benefits of Lotus and an introduction to curry to be discussed when the Lambton County Herb Society presents “Global Availability.” Twin Lakes Terrace, 1310 Murphy Rd., 7 p.m. For more, call 519-541-9587

 

Tuesday, April 30

Wildlife Rescue

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

 

Hospice Campaign

St. Joseph’s Hospice’s Face to Face campaign begins May 1st and runs to June 30. It asks 100 people to ask 10 friends for $10 in order to raise $10,000 for hospice care. Canvasser packages can be picked up at 475 Christina St. N., Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more, call Amanda at 519-337-0537

 

Thursday, May 2

 

Hospice Kickoff BBQ

St. Joseph’s Hospice hosts a barbecue to kick off its Face to Face Campaign. Pick up a canvasser package and a hot dog from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. 475 Christina St. N.,. For more, call Amanda at 519-337-0537

 

Diabetes Cooking

West Lambton Community Health Centre holding free “Healthy You Diabetes Education & Cooking Class,” led by a registered dietitian. Topic is Canada’s new Food Guide. 429 Exmouth St., 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. All skill levels welcome. To register, call 519-344-3017 ext. 259

 

Knitting Group

West Lambton Community Health Centre hosts a “Knit & Natter Knitting Group,” to knit hats and mittens for those in need. Accepting donations of completed hats and mittens. 429 Exmouth St., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Monthly, every first Thursday. No registration required. For more, call 519-344-3017

 

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

 

Prenatal Classes

A program offered by Twin Bridges NPLC to explore various topics and strategies to navigate pregnancy, delivery and infant care. Feel free to attend with support person. 153 Christina St. S., 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Fridays until May 31. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Student Art Show

The Lambton County Student Art Show opes at the Lawrence House Centre for the Arts, featuring works by students from six schools in Grades 9-12. Awards reception at 7 p.m. 127 Christina St. S. Show runs till May 30. For more, call 519-337-0507

 

Roller Skating

A night of roller skating at the Clearwater Arena, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.. $7 adults (cash only), $5 under 16 (must wear helmet). Rentals available, inline skates allowed. From more, see “Rollerskating in Sarnia” on Facebook, or call Brad at 519-384-0612

 

Live Music

The Casuals perform live at Cheeky Monkey as part of the monthly First Friday festivities. Featuring new art show and sale by Bill Walters. 130 Christina St. N., 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more, visit www.cheekymonkeysarnia.ca

 

Seniors Coffee

West Lambton Community Health Centre hosts a seniors’ coffee and board games day, each First Friday of the month. 429 Exmouth St., 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Free. No registration required. For more, call 519-344-3017

 

Student Art Show

Lambton County Student Art Show opening at the Lawrence House, 127 Christina St. S., 6:30 p.m. Features art created by students in grades 9-12 from six schools. Exhibit runs until May 30. For more, contact 519-337-0507 or lawrencehouse@live.com, or visit www.lawrencehouse.ca

 

Saturday, May 4

 

Animal Food Drive

Feed The Furbabies is a food drive for animals in need. Collection bags explaining what’s needed will be delivered in some areas, or pick up bags at the the Sarnia & District Humane Society, Jamaican Sun, or by calling organizer Courtney Levert at 519-381-9897

 

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 a 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, including St. Andrew’s, All Saints, and Central United. $17 advance, $20 at door. Students of all ages, free. For more, see event listing on Cheeky Monkey website, or call 519-332-0978

 

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

 

Trivial Pursuit

Central United Church hosting a Trivial Pursuit Night to raise money for the Huron House Boys’ Home. Join a table or bring friends. 220 George St., doors open 6:30 p.m. Tickets at the church, $18 in advance, $20 at door. Includes pizza and refreshments. For more, call 519-344-4561, Tuesday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

 

Bake Sale

The Dante Club is holding a Mother’s Day bake sale, featuring homemade gnocchi, pasta sauce, meatballs, ciambelle, focaccia and sweets. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., in Amici Hall. 1330 London Rd. For more, contact Rina at 519-869-6060

 

Basement Sale

Corunna United Church holding a basement sale at 198 Hill St., from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. For more, contact Sylvia at 519-862-1040

 

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

 

Mexican Dinner

A Cinco de Mayo Mexican-themed meal in support of the Lambton Centre. Mild or spicy options. Grace United Church, 990 Cathcart Blvd., 5 p.m. Advance tickets only. $15 adults, $8 children 12-17, $5 children 6-11, free for 5 and under. For more, contact 519-786-5663 or info@lambtoncentre.com

 

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

 

Hospice Open House

St. Joseph’s Hospice holding an Open House for a behind-the-scenes look at the community facility. 475 Christina St. N., 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. For more, call Maria Muscedere at 519-337-0537

 

Chair Yoga

Twin Bridges NPLC offering a free yoga program suitable for most abilities, using chairs for support. Mondays until May 27, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. or 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., and Wednesdays until May 29, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. 153 Christina St. S. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Gentle Yoga

Twin Bridges NPLC offering free introductory-level yoga program for adults, suitable for most abilities. Bring your own mat. 153 Christina St. S., 12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays until May 27. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Tuesday, May 7

 

Women’s Fitness

Twin Bridges NPLC offering a free bootcamp-style fitness class that includes cardiovascular, strength and flexibility exercises. Suitable for most levels. Consult Primary Care Provider before participating. 153 Christina St. S. (Front Street entrance), 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays until May 28. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Yoga

Twin Bridges NPLC offering a free yoga program for adults, suitable for most levels. Bring your own mat. 153 Christina St. S. (Front Street entrance), 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays until May 28. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Open House

Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership hosting an open house for National Economic Development Week. Learn about economic development and why it’s important to the community, as well as Economic Partnership’s current projects. 1086 Modeland Rd., 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Light refreshments provided. All welcome. For more, call 519-332-2504

 

Photography

Peter Smith presents “Journey through Morocco,” a presentation on his experiences and what he learned about the country, its people and customs. Meeting of the Sarnia Photographic Club. Sarnia Library Auditorium, 124 Christina St. S., social time 6:30 p.m. Non-members can attend two free meetings. For more, visit www.sarniaphotoclub.com

 

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

 

Mindful Living

A four-week session offered by Twin Bridges NPLC to share topics and strategies that relate to mindfulness in everyday life. 153 Christina St. S. (Front St. entrance), 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Wednesdays until May 29. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Green Drinks

An informal gathering featuring Amy Meeker-Taylor and Kirsten Lyons, leading a discussion on celebrating the mighty sturgeon. Free. 100 Christina St. N., open 6:30 p.m., discussion at 7 p.m. For more, contact greendrinkssarnia@outlook.com

 

Thursday, May 9

 

Spring Tea

Our Lady of Mercy Church CWL holding a spring tea featuring jewelry table, purses, scarves, springs rolls and baking. Free admission, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.. Lunch, $7, of sandwiches, desserts and beverage. Proceeds to charity. For more, call 519-383-7541 ot 519-332-5382

 

Meditation

Twin Bridges NPLC offering a free four-week session designed for individuals with an established meditation practice interested a group setting for guided meditation. 153 Christina St. S. (Front St. entrance), 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays until May 30. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Leading as a Woman

A group that will explore the work of Brene Brown and how it relates to authentic leadership, both personally and professionally. Offered by Twin Bridges NPLC. 153 Christina St. S., 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays until May 23. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Mother’s Day

St. Joseph’s Hospice Caring Hearts Children’s Program offering a Mother’s Day special event for children who have experienced the death of a mother, grandmother or other mother figure. Assessment required prior to attendance. 475 Christina St. N., 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Free. To schedule, contact Kayla Slegers at 519-337-0537 ext. 114 or kslegers@sjhospice.ca.

 

Gallery in the Grove

Family Night at Gallery in the Grove. Bring family and friends to annual Senior High School Exhibition with highlights from the VALS program “Fast Forward.” 2618 Hamilton Park Rd., extended hours 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. For more, visit www.galleryinthegrove.com or call 519-869-4643

 

Friday, May 10

 

Toronto Bus Trip

Deadline to purchase tickets for a bus trip to the ROM and Gardiner Museum in Toronto with Gallery in the Grove. Trip takes place June 8th. Tickets, $110 non-members. Bus departs Canadian Tire parking lot at 7:45am, returns at 8pm. For more and schedule, visit www.galleryinthegrove.com

 

Live Music Cafe

Jimmy Allen and Jeff Black perform, and Sisters of Soul host at the Live Music Cafe. Foursquare Church, 207 Talfourd St., 7:30 p.m. Donations welcome. For more, contact Fran at 1voice2sing@gmail.com

 

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

Bake Sale

At St. Luke’s United Church, featuring baking, crafts, turkey pot pies and other assorted vendors and various items. 350 Indian Rd. S., 9 a.m. to 12 noon. For more, call 519-344-1781

 

BBQ Dinner

A Cliff Erickson show and chicken and ham BBQ Dinner at Camlachie Community Centre, sponsored by Huron Shores Optimist Club Camlachie. 6767 Camlachie Rd., happy hour 6 p.m., dinner 7 p.m., show 8:30 p.m. Tickets, $25, by calling Jack at 519-899-4481, Steve at 519-331-1974 or Jim at 519-542-8326

 

Spring Tea

Friendship Support Circle holding its annual Spring Tea, at Community of Christ, 1104 Leckie Dr., 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Goodwill offering. Includes raffle. Proceeds from raffle to River City Vineyard Homeless Shelter. For more, call 519-336-2592

 

Plant Sale

Sarnia Horticultural Society holds its 39th annual Plant Sale including perennials, bulbs, groundcovers, shrubs, garden tools, magazines, containers, garden decor and more. Free advice from knowledgeable gardeners. 1435 Windermere Cres., 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Donations of plants welcome. For more, call Diane at 519-542-6539

 

Sunday, May 12

 

Mother’s Day Walk

Breast Cancer Society of Canada holding its annual Mother’s Day Walk to raise money for breast cancer research. Canatara Park, starts at Seaway Kiwanis Pavillion. Registration at 9:30 a.m., walk from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more, visit www.bcsc.akaraisin.com/ui/mothersdaywalk2019/g/20044

 

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

 

Baby Food

A session with a Registered Dietitian and Registered Nurse to explore the importance of infant nutrition and how to safely introduce solids. Hands-on experience to make your own baby food. 153 Christina St. S. (Front Street entrance), 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Simply Organized

Learn about the benefits of keeping your home in order, how to manage time and techniques to enhance daily life. Mooretown Sports Complex, 1166 Emily St., Mooretown, 6:30 p.m. Free. To register, call 519-344-3017, ext. 237

 

Cooking Class

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free cooking class “Dining With Diabetes.” 1150 Pontiac Dr., 1:30 p.m. Also on May 15th, 9:30 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Thursday, May 16

 

Pasta Fest

The United Way of Sarnia-Lambton hosting a Pasta Fest at the Dante Club, 1330 London Rd., 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Includes 50/50 draw. Tickets $15 adults, $10 kids. Tickets available at United Way office, or by contacting 519-336-5452 or info@theunitedway.on.ca

 

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

 

Tuesday, May 21

 

Cooking for One

Session with a Registered Dietitian explores how home cooking can be simple and delicious. Hands-on program, light food samples. 153 Christina St. S. (Front St. entrance), 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Stress Management

A session to better understand stress and find practical coping strategies for life’s challenges. Personal reflection and group discussion included. 153 Christina St. S., 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Wednesday, May 22

 

BBQ

Rapids Family Health Team hosting the grand opening of its Access to Care Centre at 481 London Rd., 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Includes free BBQ, cake, tours, prizes and giveaways. All welcome. For more, call 519-339-8949

 

Friday, May 24

 

Roller Skating

A night of roller skating at the Clearwater Arena, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.. $7 adults (cash only), $5 under 16 (must wear helmet). Rentals available, inline skates allowed. From more, see “Rollerskating in Sarnia” on Facebook, or call Brad at 519-384-0612

 

Saturday, May 25

 

Paint it Forward

The Painted Cat holding a paint party to support the Relay for Life team, Terri’s Tribe. Village Gardens, 128 East St. N., 6 p.m. Must pre-register. For more, contact Kristen at 519-331-6678

 

Monday, May 27

 

Balance & Bone Health

Free five-week program facilitated by a registered Occupational Therapist. Designed to gradually improve balance and strength to avoid falls and keep bones healthy. 460 Christina St. N., 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays until June 24. To register, call 519-344-3017 ext. 259 or 519-339-8949

 

Tuesday, May 28

 

Overcoming Stress

Session at the West Lambton Community Health Centre to learn about stress, how it impacts and practical ways to limit and cope with everyday stress. 429 Exmouth St., 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Free. To register, call 519-344-3017, ext. 259

 

Thursday, June 6

 

Rebound Fundraiser

Sarnia-Lambton Rebound holding a handbag auction “Hearts & Handbags for Rebound.” Holiday Inn, 1498 Venetian Blvd. Silent and live auction of designer handbags. Ticket includes complimentary champagne, hors d’oeuvres, desserts, candy station, available online at www.reboundonline.com, and Rebound Office, 10 Lorne Cres.. For more, contact Anita at 519-344-2841 ext. 114 or fundraising@reboundonline.com

 

Tuesday, June 11

 

Genealogy

Nicole Aszalos will discuss the Lambton Archives: What Can We Learn, at a meeting of the Lambton Branch of Ontario Genealogical Society. LDS Church, 1400 Murphy Rd., 7:30 p.m. Free & open to public. For more, contact lambton@ogs.on.ca or visit www.lambton.ogs.on.ca

 

Thursday, June 13

 

Father’s Day

St. Joseph’s Hospice Caring Hearts Children’s Program offering a Father’s Day special event for children who have experienced the death of a father, grandfather or other father figure. Assessment required prior to attendance. 475 Christina St. N., 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Free. To schedule contact Orley Culverhouse at 519-337-0537, ext. 114 or oculverhouse@sjhospice.ca

 

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

 

Sunday, June 23

 

Car Show

Sarnia Street Machines’ annual Cruise in the Park car show at Canatara Park, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Car entry is $15. For more, visit www.sarniastreetmachines.com

 

Saturday, June 29

 

RC Flyers Open House

Bluewater RC Flyers holding a two-day Open House, June 29 and 30, 2590 Petrolia Line, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Limbo balloon burst, spot landing, night flying, stunt flying, and more. Raffle for sightseeing flight over Sarnia. Donated food items for Inn of the Good Shepherd appreciated. For more, contact Paul at pchitty@bell.net

 

Saturday, Aug. 3

 

Model Airplane Rally

Bluewater RC Flyers hosts its 42nd annual Memorial Scale Model Airplane Rally, including raffles, simulators, food. 2590 Petrolia Line. Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Raffle for sightseeing flight. Donated food items for Inn of the Good Shepherd appreciated. For more, contact Paul at pchitty@bell.net

 

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