What’s happening: week of Nov. 28

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, Nov. 28

 

Turkey Bingo

Christmas Turkey Bingo at the Corunna Legion, 350 Albert St., open 6 p.m., play 7 p.m. 25 regular games, 4 cards for $20, special game $2/strip. Food available. Accessible building. All welcome. For more, call 519-862-1240

 

Catch the Ace

On Thursday nights until the Ace is caught or until May 23, 2020. Corunna Legion, 350 Albert St., 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Draw tickets $2 each. Dinner $5. Accessible building. All welcome. For more, call 519-862-1240

 

School Program

The Moore Museum’s popular school program returns, with taffy pulling, ornament making and other traditions celebrated at its Community Christmas. Two-hour morning and afternoon sesssions available, runs until Dec. 19, Grade 3 and under. 94 Moore Line, Mooretown. Advance registration required by calling 519-867-2020 or visit www.mooremuseum.ca

 

 

Friday, Nov. 29

 

Live Music

Nic Swales plays at The Bay Waterfront Grill’s Live Music Fridays. 485 Harbour Rd., 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. No cover/ticket. For more, call 519-337-8466

 

Facts and Chat

Learn about Lambton County Connects, a new telephone-based program offered by the county, and how it can help you stay active and social from home at Strangway Centre’s Facts and Chat. 260 East St. N., 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Free. Pre-register by calling 519-332-0656

 

Friday, Nov. 29

 

Santa Shoppe

Children can shop for Christmas and decorate cookies at the Pathways Health Centre Santa Shoppe. Snacks for grown ups at Santa’s Café. 1240 Murphy Rd., Nov. 29 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., Nov. 30 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Dec. 1 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more, call 519-542-3471

 

Saturday, Nov. 30

 

Jingle Bells Bazaar

At St. Paul’s United Church, featuring deli, baked goods, books, lunch café and more. Vendor tables available. 360 Devine St., 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more, contact Kim at 519-332-1676

 

Breakfast with Santa

At Corunna United Church, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. All children accompanied by an adult invited. 198 Hill St., Adults $5, children $2. Photos available for $1. Advance tickets required by calling Sharon at 519-862-1957

 

Food & Bake Sale

The St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church hosts its annual Christmas Food and Bake Sale with favourite Greek goodies including moussaka and baklava. 1299 Murphy Rd., 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. All welcome. For more, call Mersina at 519-869-6137

 

Visit Santa

Marcotte celebrating 20th anniversary with a Visit Santa event. Children can bring in Santa letters, and 20 will be chosen for wish fulfillment. Letters should include contact info. Hot chocloate and cider. Also a photo event, with proceeds to Heaven’s Wildlife Rescue. 1400 Plank Rd., 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.. For more, call 519-339-9988

 

Record Show

Dealers from across the region to have 10,000 vinyl record albums for sale at the Royal Canadian Legion Hall, 286 Front S. N., $2 admission fee goes to Legion. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more, call Paul at 519-878-8396

 

Open Jam

All welcome to join in or just listen to an afternoon of musical entertainment at the Corunna Legion, 350 Albert St., vocal warmup 3 p.m., meat draw 4 p.m. Food available. Accessible building. For more, call 519-862-1240

 

Christmas Bazaar

Canon Davis Memorial Ladies Guild’s Christmas Bazaar featuring tea room, bake table, deli and meat pies. Admission $2, includes draw ticket for chance to win a vintage quilt or Christmas floral arrangement. 380 Russell St. N., 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. For more, call 519-344-9531

 

Sunday, Dec. 1

 

Concert

Tessa Catton, Dan Sonier and friends perform a varied music program at the Lawrence House, 127 Christina St. S., 3 p.m. Tickets, $10, available at the Lawrence House or www.lawrencehouse.ca/house-concerts. For more, call 519-337-0507

 

Christmas Concert

The Sarnia Bluewater Chordsmen hosting a Christmas Benefit Concert featuring The Bass Crooner, Great Lakes Secondary School Choir, The Lambton Fiddlers and the Bluewater Chordsmen. All Saints Anglican Church, 248 Vidal St. N., 2 p.m. Freewill donation at door, all proceeds to the Sarnia/Lambton Parkinson’s Support Group. For more, call David at 226-403-3060

 

Celtic Christmas

An evening of songs and carols featuring the Celtic Trio Failte and Point Edward Presbyterian Choir at Point Edward Presbyterian Church, 306 Michigan Ave., 7 p.m. Refreshments following. For more, call 519-384 1510

 

Christmas Carols

Music and Carols of Christmas featuring the Georgian Singers at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 261 Christina St. N., 7 p.m. For more, contact 519-332-2662 or sapc.sarnia@bellnet.ca, or visit www.pccweb.ca/standrews-sarnia

 

Monday, Dec. 2

 

Chair Yoga

Free yoga program suitable for most abilities offered by Twin Bridges NPLC. 153 Christina St. S. (use Front St. entrance), 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. or 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Mondays until Dec. 16. Also on Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. until Dec. 18. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Gentle Yoga

Introductory-level, free yoga program for adults, suitable for most abilities. Gentle and restorative, most poses in seated or reclined position. Bring your own mat. Twin Bridges NPLC, 153 Christina St. S. (use Front St. entrance), 12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays until Dec. 16. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Coping with Holidays

A two-part series to explore and healthfully plan for stress management, relational conflict, emotional eating and grief during the holiday season. Twin Bridges NPLC, 153 Christina St. S., 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Also on Dec. 9. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Meditation

Increase self-esteem, improve concentration, lower blood pressure, reduce stress and achieve emotional balance with West Lambton Community Health Centre’s meditation program. 429 Exmouth St., Mondays 10 a.m. and Tuesdays 6:30 p.m. No registration required. No classes between Dec. 23 and Jan 3. For more, contact 519-344-3017, ext. 259

 

Facts and Chat

Chelsey Schnegelsberg of Rapids Family Health Team will discuss Canada’s new food guide and food facts vs. myths at Strangway Centre’s Facts and Chat. 260 East St. N., 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Free. Pre-register by calling 519-332-0656

 

Caregiver Support

St. Joseph’s Hospice offering a free Caregiver Information Session/Support Group on “Caregiving Through the Holidays” for those caring for a loved one with a life-limiting illness. 475 Christina St. N., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Registration and intake assessment required. For more, contact Lisa Adams 519-337-0537 ext. 126 or ladams@sjhospice.ca

 

Tuesday, Dec. 3

 

Hiking

The Lambton Outdoor Club is doing an easy hiking event around the Community Center in Camlachie. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

Women’s Fitness

Free bootcamp-style fitness class that includes cardiovascular, strength and flexibility exercises. Suitable for most levels. Consult Primary Care Provider before participating. Twin Bridges NPLC, 153 Christina St. S. (Front Street entrance), 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays until Dec. 17. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Inform & Unwind

A program designed to help participants identify limiting and stressful beliefs and offer strategies for managing stress in a healthy way. Includes discussion, teaching and restorative yoga. Twin Bridges NPLC, 153 Christina St. S. (Front St. entrance), 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays until Dec. 17. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Holiday Food Tips

Twin Bridges NPLC presents Sensational Substitutes: Holiday Tips. Learn from a Registered Dietitian easy ways to manage eating during celebratory gatherings. 153 Christina St. S., 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Coffee & Conversation

All welcome to informal place to talk and listen to others experiencing loss and grief. Camlachie United Church, 6784 Camlachie Rd., 9:30 a.m. Fully accessible, fragrance-free building. For more, contact Sue at 519-869-2102, Audrey at 519-542-7089, or visit www.camlachieunited.ca

Giving Tuesday

A fundraiser for the United Way in which teams and individuals climb 24 flights of stairs, starting at 1285 Sandy Lane. 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Minimum $25 per person. Pledge sheets available. To reserve a climb time, call 519-336-5452

 

Prenatal Refresher

A free two-hour session for second time mothers and support people looking to revisit topics related to labour, delivery and post-natal care. Twin Bridges NPLC, 153 Christina St. S., 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Holiday Coping

St. Joseph’s Hospice offering a ‘Coping Through the Holidays’ Information Session for those who have experienced the death of a significant person. 475 Christina St. N., 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Free. To register, contact Kayla at 519-337-0537 or kslegers@sjhospice.ca

 

Wednesday, Dec. 4

 

Mindful Living

A four-week session to share topics and strategies that relate to mindfulness in everyday life. Twin Bridges NPLC, 153 Christina St. S., 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Wednesdays until Dec. 18. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Glass Half Full

Strategies toward living a life of optimism. West Lambton Community Health Centre, 429 Exmouth St., 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. To register, call 519-344-3017, ext. 259

 

Facts and Chat

CEO of Bluewater Power, Janice McMichael-Dennis, will discuss ways to save money and conserve energy in the winter months at Strangway Centre’s Facts and Chat. 260 East St. N., 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Free. Pre-register by calling 519-332-0656

 

Charity Takeover

Charity Takeover Night at the Refined Fool support of the Inn of the Good Shepherd, including a silent auction, holiday cash calendars and live music. 137 Davis St., 3 p.m. to 12 a.m. For more, call 519-704-1335

 

Cooking Class

 

Rapids Family Health Team offering free cooking class on “Healthy & Tasty Holiday Baking.” 1150 Pontiac Dr., 1:30 p.m. Also on Dec. 5, 9:30 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Write for Rights

Join members of the Sarnia Amnesty International Group in writing personal messages of support to victims of human rights abuses around the world. Central United Church, 220 George St., 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Open to the public, donations accepted. For more, contact petersmith777ca@yahoo.ca

 

Thursday, Dec. 5

 

Christmas Blues

Toronto-based blues band Little Magic Sam performs “A Very Bluesy Christmas” at The Bay Waterfront Grill, 485 Harbour Rd., doors open 6 p.m., dinner ordered by 6:30 p.m. All ages. Dinner and show $50. For more, call 519-337-8466

 

Meditation Group

Four-week session designed for individuals with an established meditation practice interested a group setting for guided meditation. Twin Bridges NPLC, 153 Christina St. S. (Front St. entrance), 12 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. Thursdays. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Knitting

Knit hats and mitts for West Lambton Community Health Centre’s Christmas Tree. Yarn donations accepted. First Thursday of each month, 429 Exmouth St., 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. No registration required. For more, call 519-344-3017, ext. 259

 

Friday, Dec. 6

 

Eclectic Christmas

First Friday performance by singer-songwriter Karen Morand, readings by short story writer John Gardiner, and art show & sale of “Coastal” by Bill Walters at Cheeky Monkey, 130 Christina St. N., 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more, visit www.cheekymonkeysarnia.ca

 

St. Nick’s Eve

Trinity Church holds annual St. Nick’s Eve for children JK to Grade 5. Includes crafts, games, music and a visit with St. Nick. 1194 Murphy Rd., 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Free. All welcome. For more, call 519-542-9261

 

Christmas on the Farm

City of Sarnia and Seaway Kiwanis Club host the annual two-day Christmas on the Farm, with horse and wagon rides, Christmas carols, chestnut roasting, and Christmas tree decorating. Canatara Park Animal Farm, Dec. 6, 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., and Dec. 7, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more, contact 519-332-0527, ext. 3210

 

Nativity Walk

The 7th Annual Nativity Walk is a two-day event featuring Nativity Scenes from around the world, at First Christian Reformed Church, 1105 Exmouth St., Friday, 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free. Refreshments and live music. Accessible building. For more, call 519-336-8808

 

Stress Management

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free 2-hour group session that provides a general overview of how to effectively manage stress. 1150 Pontiac Dr., 9:30 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Holiday Exhibition

Opening of the Lawrence House holiday exhibition “Wrap it Up and Put a Bow on It,” with warm cider, seasonal music by Colin Graf, handcrafted items by local artists. 127 Christina St. S., 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Everyone welcome, free admission. For more, call 519-337-0507

 

Book Launch

The Young Canuckstorian Project and the Lambton County Historical Society selected seven students from the Lambton-Kent school board to create a graphic novel about Lambton history, which is being released at the Lawrence House, 127 Christina St. S., 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Free, everyone welcome. For more, contact 519-337-0507 or 519-834-2207

 

Saturday, Dec. 7

 

Christmas Dance

Sarnia Ballroom Dancing Club holding a Christmas Dinner/Dance with entertainment by professional dancers. Polish Hall, 173 Exmouth St., cocktails 6 p.m., dinner 7 p.m., dance 8 p.m. Advance tickets only, $55/person for non-members of dance club. For tickets, contact Lyndee at 519-542-5426, Alec at 519-542-8331, or Ric at 519-542-7908

 

Pigeon Show

The Sarnia Poultry & Pigeon Club hosting the Canadian National Pigeon Show, featuring top show pigeons at DeGroot’s Nurseries, 1840 London Line, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more, visit the Facebook page or contact Gary at 519-336-5535 or garyhelmet@yahoo.ca

 

Christmas Bazaar

Cub Christmas Bazaar featuring baking, crafts, toys, books and more. St. Bartholomew’s Church, 718 Cathcart Blvd., 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. For more, call Rob at 519-328-4546

 

Round Dance

Everyone welcome to an Indigenous Round Dance at Lambton College gymnasium, 1457 London Rd., 7 :30 p.m. Craft vendors on site. Free admission. For more, call 519-542-7751, ext. 3494

 

Open House

Lawrence House’s Holiday Open House features a 10% discount on all items, free gift wrapping, cider and cookies. 127 Christina St. S., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more, call 519-337-0507

 

Sunday, Dec. 8

 

Christmas Hymns

A Christmas Hymn Sing at Huron Baptist Church, 1285 Michigan Ave., 6:30 p.m. All welcome, with refreshments to follow. For more, call 519-542-4581 or visit www.huronbaptistchurch.org

 

Monday, Dec. 9

 

Teen Cuisine

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free, interactive cooking program for teens 13+. 460 Christina St. N., 4 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Tuesday, Dec. 10

 

Hiking

The Lambton Outdoor Club is doing an easy hiking event on the Howard Watson Trail. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

Wednesday, Dec. 11

 

Facts and Chat

Learn about the Home Share Program, a housing program that matches seniors and students dedicated to helping each other through a transitional life stage, at Strangway Centre’s Facts and Chat. 260 East St. N., 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Free. Pre-register by calling 519-332-0656

Boating Course

Registration date for the Boating Essentials course provided by the non-profit Sarnia Power and Sail Squadron, at St. Patrick’s High School, 1001 The Rapids Pkwy, Room 144, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Course over eight evenings from Jan. 8 to Feb. 26, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. $250 fee. For more, contact Dave at 519-491-9733 or sidenberg.david@gmail.com or visit www.cps-ecp.ca/sarnia

 

Thursday, Dec. 12

 

Guided Painting

Join Moses, an artist from the Kettle and Stony Point First Nations, for a day of guided painting. 429 Exmouth St., 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. To register, call 519-344-3017. ext. 259

 

Cooking Class

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free cooking class “Healthy & Tasty Holiday Baking.” St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 261 Christina St. N., 1:30 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

 

Friday, Dec. 13

 

Christmas Concert

Missy Burgess and Jen Brace perform a personal selection of traditional and modern Christmas songs. The Lawrence House, 127 Christina St. S., Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 15 at 3 p.m. Tickets $10, available at the Lawrence House or www.lawrencehouse.ca/house-concerts. For more, call 519-337-0507

 

Christmas Dinner

A family Christmas dinner and experience at St. Giles Presbyterian Church featuring stations that depict Bethlemen at the time of Jesus. 770 Lakeshore Rd., 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. RSVP by Facebook or email to stgilespresbyterian@cogeco.net

 

Concert

Scott Woods performs “Old Time Country Christmas” with seasonal songs, family honour, trick fiddling, step-dancing and more. Camlachie United Church, 6784 Camlachie Rd., 7 p.m. Tickets $30 adults, $15 children. Light refreshments after the show. For tickets, call Terry at 519-869-4103 or church office 519-899-4720. For more, visit www.camlachieunited.ca

 

Saturday, Dec. 14

 

Operation Christmas Tree

Corunna’s Operation Christmas Tree holds an OPP Drive Through Drop Off at 392 Lyndoch St., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Accepting and sorting donations of food items for the local Christmas Hamper program. For more, visit www.operationchristmastree.ca

 

Poultry Show

The Sarnia Poultry & Pigeon Club hosting a Poultry Show featuring colourful varieties of chickens, ducks and geese. DeGroot’s Nurseries, 1840 London Line, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more, visit the Facebook page or contact Gary at 519-336-5535 or garyhelmet@yahoo.ca

 

Hiking

The Lambton Outdoor Club is hiking at Westminster Ponds in London. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

Christmas in Corunna

Second annual Christmas in Corunna craft/bake & vendor sale at the Corunna Legion, 350 Albert St., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Christmas raffle, vendor prizes, food and drinks. Proceeds to Operation Christmas Tree. Free admission. Donations of non-perishable food items appreciated. For more, contact Lorrie at 519-862-4396

 

Sunday, Dec. 15

 

Christmas Cantatas

Choirs from Corunna United, St. Joseph’s Corunna and Our Lady of Mercy Sarnia perform “I hear the Prophet Callin” at Corunna United Church, 198 Hill St., and again on Dec. 17 at St. Joseph’s Corunna, 346 Beresford St., 7:30 p.m. All welcome. Freewill offering. Refreshments following. For more, call Mary 519-862-1052

 

Christmas Concert

The Lambton Concert Band presents “Colours of Christmas” at the Sarnia Library Auditorium, 124 Christina St. S., 2:30 p.m. Family friendly. Tickets $12 adults, $6 students, children under 14 free. For more, visit lambtonconcertband.com