The week of November 4

What’s happening events must be open to the public or virtual, 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. 4

Grief Support

St. Joseph’s Hospice Caring Hearts Children’s Program offering a 6-week grief support group for children aged 6-9. 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursdays until Dec. 9. Assessment required. For more or to register, contact 519-337-0537, ext. 126 or supportiveservices@sjhospice.ca

Give-a-Book

Literacy Lambton launching the 2021 Give-a-Book campaign. Donate new books at Literacy Lambton’s office, 180 College Ave. N.; Coles, Lambton Mall and The Book Keeper in Northgate Plaza until Dec. 3. For more info, or to make a tax-deductible donation, visit www.literacylambton.org

FRIDAY, NOV. 5

New Exhibit

Lawrence House hosting a First Friday “Wrap it up and put a bow on it” members’ exhibit of seasonal gifts and local art. The Lawrence House is open Wednesday to Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more, www.lawrencehouse.ca or on Facebook.

SATURDAY, NOV. 6

Gallery Gifts

Gallery in the Grove’s Gifts of the Season showcases handmade pieces by local artists. Open until Dec. 18. 2618 Hamilton Rd. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Thursdays 2 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Follow COVID protocols. For more, visit www.galleryinthegrove.com or call 519-869-4643

Poppy Boot Drive

The Forest Legion is holding its annual Poppy Boot Drive at the King and Main traffic light, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more, call 519-786-5357

TUESDAY, NOV. 9

Rotary Auction

Rotary Club of Sarnia is using its Nov. 9-14 online auction to promote local businesses by prominently featuring donors on their website and social media. To donate goods or services, contact info@rotarysarnia.com

Bingo Lunch

Bluewater Outreach hosting a lunch, bingo and euchre every Tuesday at Community of Christ Church, 1104 Leckie Dr., 11 a.m. Health and safety rules in place. Open to public. $5. For more, call 519-332-7808

THURSDAY, NOV. 11

Genealogy

Sheila Hewett to speak about war brides at a virtual meeting of the Lambton County Branch of Ontario Genealogical Society. 7 p.m. Free & open to public. For more, email lambton@ogs.on.ca or visit www.lambton.ogs.on.ca

Remembrance Day

The Forest Legion’s annual Remembrance Day ceremony will take place at the Forest Cenotaph, Townsend Line, 10:45 a.m. For more, call 519-786-5357

FRIDAY, NOV. 12

The Sarnia Rock and Fossil Club is meetings again and at a new location, the New Horizons Community Church, 383 Russell St. N., at 7:30 p.m. For more info., see The Sarnia Rock and Fossil Club on Facebook.

SATURDAY, NOV. 13

Fruit Cakes

Kiwanis Golden K Club holding its annual Claxton fruit cake sale at Big Sisters Show and Sale, at the old Tepperman’s location, Lambton Mall. Nov. 13, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Nov. 14, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. All proceeds support projects for children. For more, contact Sheila at s.donald@cogeco.ca

Christmas Bazaar

Dunlop United Church is holding an Old Fashioned Christmas Bazaar featuring handicrafts and homemade food, including butter tarts, fruit pies, preserves, frozen turkey pies, soups, and more. 757 Rosedale Ave., 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Free admission. Accessible building. COVID rules apply. For more, call 519-337-3061 or visit www.dunlopuc.ca

MONDAY, NOV. 15

Grief Support

Temple Baptist Church, in partnership with GriefShare, is hosting a support group for those grieving the death of a spouse, child, or other family member or friend. 1410 Quinn Dr., 6 p.m. Every Monday until Nov. 29. $20 donation asked for workbook cost. To register, call 519-542-1427 or visit www.templebaptist.com

TUESDAY, NOV. 16

Coq Au Vin Dinner

Last day to order Rotary Club’s Coq Au Vin Curbside Dinner. Includes mashed potatoes, vegetables, and a brownie. Wine/beer available. Pick up Nov. 19, Sarnia Golf and Curling Club, 500 Errol Rd. W., 2 p.m. through 7 p.m. One dinner $46, two for $67. Includes $25 charitable tax receipt. To order, visit rotarysarniaBWL.org or call 226-349-3524

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 17

Film Festival

The 7th South Western International Film Festival features 14 films in person, a selection of films available online, and a free workshop series for individuals looking to enter the film, arts, and culture industry. Runs until Nov. 21. For tickets and information, visit www.swiff.ca

SATURDAY, NOV. 20

Gallery Gifts

Gallery in the Grove’s Gifts of the Season showcases handmade pieces by local artists. Open until Dec. 18. 2618 Hamilton Rd. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Thursdays 2 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Follow COVID protocols. For more, visit www.galleryinthegrove.com or call 519-869-4643