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Wednesday, Sept. 9
Bluewater Ski Club
Hosts its first general meeting at Stoke’s Bay at 7:30 p.m. Sign up for a trip to Panorama scheduled for Feb. 2016. Members must be 19+. Visit www.bluewaterskiclub.com
Rapids Family Health Team is offering a free five-week education program to help you make lifestyle changes, 1150 Pontiac Dr., at 1:30 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949
The local TOPS support group hosts Wednesday meetings from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at its new location in the Strangway Centre. Call 519-491-0616
Thursday, Sept. 10
Chronic Disease Program
The West Lambton Community Health Centre hosts “Master Your Health” a six-week program for people living with chronic disease. Runs Thursdays through Oct. 22, 5:30 to 8 p.m. Call 519-344-3017
Beginners classes run Thursdays through to Oct. 15 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the West Community Health Centre. Call 519-344-3017 ext. 259 to register.
Registration for Harmony for Youth fall classes in keyboard, guitar, choir and arts and crafts. All programs are free. Can also register Sept. 15, 16 and 17, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. 252 Campbell St. Classes start Sept. 21. For more, call 519-336-0344.
Friday, Sept. 11
Stress Management Seminar
Rapids Family Health Team is offering a free workshop to help you effectively manage your stress, 1150 Pontiac Dr., at 9:30 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949
Fabien Jagoo & Associates (The Co-operators) host a charity BBQ at the Foodland parking lot in Bright’s Grove (2600 New Lakeshore Rd.) from 12 noon to 7 p.m. Includes prizes and draws. Donations to Cystic Fibrosis Canada.
Saturday, Sept. 12
The Lambton Outdoor Club organizing a 20km hike at the Wildwood Conservation Area. Meet at 8 a.m. at 402 Esso Truck Stop. Bring lunch, snack & water. Contact Lester at 519-542-7329
Paroisse Saint-Thomas d’Aquin is organizing a pilgrimage, in French, for the French community of Lambton, to Merlin, ON., from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Includes mass, rosary, Devine Mercy and some free time. Cost is $20 and includes transportation. For more info, contact Maryse Mankarios, 519-312-2025.
In support of minor hockey and other sports, Lambton Family Dental is holding a free children’s mouthguard clinic, 387 Exmouth St., 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more, call 519-344-5747
An M&M Meats barbecue featuring hamburgers, hot dogs and sausages in support of the Sarnia-Lambton Sunshine Foundation chapter. 1362 Lambton Mall Rd., from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more, call Marie at 519-491-5637
1K, 3K and 5K runs starting at the cannon in Canatara Park, with the Sarnia Roadrunners, beginning at 8:30 a.m. Contact [email protected]
Girls Day Out Event
Sarnia Christian School hosts The Ultimate Girls Day Our benefitting St. Joseph’s Hospice, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free admission & parking. Vendors include Pampered Chef, Foxy Leggings and more.
At Trinity Anglican Church, featuring horse-drawn hayrides, inflatables, play equipment, face painting, live music and food kettles. All free. 1194 Murphy Rd., 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more, call 519-542-9261
Humane Society hosting a “tent event” with many pets available for adoption at PetSmart in the Walmart Plaza, 1444 Quinn Dr. Adoption fee for cats and kittens reduced to $100. Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more, call 519-344-7064
A reading of poetry and fiction featuring local writers Phyllis Humby and Debbie Okum Hill, along with Becky Alexander, Barb Day, Elizabeth McCallister and Kathy Robertson. John’s Restaurant, 1643 London Line, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more, call Lynn at 519-542-9192
Sunday, Sept. 13
Race for Health
Annual Bluewater Health Foundation event in support of hospital cardiac care, featuring kid’s fun race, five and 10 kilometre walk/runs and a half marathon. Central Athletic Facility on East St. Registration, $60, at www.raceroster.com/5048 or call 519-464-4405
At the Bright’s Grove Library (school-age) from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., also Sept. 20 and 28. Also at Mallroad Library on Sept. 19 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Ages 6+. Pre-register by calling your local branch.
The FLK – Taoist Tai Chi Sarnia Branch holds its fall open house from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Kiwanis Community Centre. Call 519-344-0346.
Yard & Bake Sale
The local TOPs group hosts a yard and bake sale at 716 Ernest St., Point Edward, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Rain date Sept. 26
Monday, Sept. 14
Scottish Country Dancing
A new series of weekly Monday night Scottish dance sessions beginning at All Saints’ Church, 248 Vidal St. N. No experience required, only soft-soled shoes. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more, call Lyn 519-336-1053
New preschool sessions begin this week at most Lambton County Library branches, including Tales for Tots and Story Hour. For more, visit www.lclibrary.ca
Monday and Wednesday
Walking program returns and runs Mondays and Wednesdays until Oct. 28, 9:30 a.m. at Centennial Park. Meet at the south parking lot at Front Street and London Road. For more, call 519-344-3017, ext. 259 to register
Tuesday, Sept. 15
Living Well With COPD
Rapids Family Health Team is offering a free 10 week education and exercise program to help you Live Well with COPD. Classes held at the Navy Club. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949
United Way BBQ
Canadian Red Cross hosting a barbecue in support of the United Way of Sarnia-Lambton. Cost is a donation. 416 East St. N., 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more, call 519-332-6380
Wednesday, Sept. 16
Registration held for the coming season of the Point Edward Skating Club. Point Edward Community Hall, 210 Monk St., from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. A second registration offered on Sept. 24, same times. For more, call Donna at 519-542-6936 or Helen at 519-344-2266
“Cooking for 1-2 People” at the West Lambton Community Health Centre offers meal planning and nutrition tips. 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Call 519-344-3017 ext. 259 to register.
Seniors on the Move
A fall prevention program runs at the Camlachie United Church (6784 Camlachie Rd.) from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Includes free lunch and door prizes. Hosted by VHA Home Health Care, VON and Heart & Stroke. Call 519-869-8694 or 519-899-4720 to pre-register.
The Saint Andrew’s Seniors Luncheon group hosts lunch & entertainment from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. at 261 Christina St. N. Cost is $7. Call 519-332-2662.
Baby & Me Fitness
Offered by the Twin Bridges Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic, free weekly sessions offering exercises, yoga and wellness tips. Wednesdays to Oct. 7, 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. At Lighthouse Community Church, 152 Parker St. For more, call 226-776-9030 or visit www.tbnplc.com
Guest speaker Sherry Godfrey will discuss the “Top 10 gardening mistakes and problems” during a meeting of the Sarnia Horticultural Society. All welcome, DeGroot’s Nurseries’ Green Room, 7 p.m. For more, call Barb at 519-332-5837
Thursday, Sept. 17
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Sarnia-Lambton host a candlelight vigil to honour killed and injured victims of impaired drivers, at 7 p.m. at the Point Edward Optimist Hall. All residents, including our dedicated first responders, are invited. Call 519-339-9962 for details.
Herbs & Spices
The West Lambton Community Health Centre hosts a learning session about spices and herbs, including history, use and storage. 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Call 519-344-3017 ext. 259 to register.
Held at the Camlachie Library from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Learn how to plant and grow garlic, culinary usage and folklore. Pre-register by calling 519-899-2202.
To benefit the Children’s Christmas Toy Drive though the Salvation Army, taking place at the Royal Canadian Legion, 286 Front St., at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets, $5 available at the door. For more, call Jennie at 519-383-8723
Redeemer Christian Reformed Church starting a weekly Bible study group for women. Free, and daycare provided. 5834 Blackwell Side Road. For more, call Rhea at 519-542-6026
Take Back The Night
The 22nd annual march to stop violence against women and children, hosted by the Sexual Assault Survivors’ Centre. Participants to gather at the Peace Court (Christina and Lochiel streets) at 7 p.m. and make a symbolic statement. For more, call 519-337-3154
Quit Smoking Workshop
Rapids Family Health Team offering a free seminar to help you quit smoking with free nicotine replacement therapy 1150 Pontiac Dr., at 9:00 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949
Friday, Sept. 18
Jazz & Blues in the Village
The annual fundraiser for the Sarnia Organ Donor Awareness group runs at McGibbon Park with Friday Evening Blues at 7 p.m.; Saturday afternoon Jazz, and Saturday Evening Blues. For more, including ticket prices and schedule, visit www.jazzinthevillage.com.
Harmony hosts its first annual wine tasting and art auction featuring international and local artists, in support of youth programs. Sarnia Golf and Curling Club, 500 Errol Road, 7 p.m. Tickets, $55. For more, call 519-336-0344
Saturday, Sept. 19
The Lambton Outdoor Club organizing an 11km hike of Ausable Trail. Meet at 8 a.m. at Bright’s Grove shopping area. Bring lunch, snack & water. Boots & poles recommended. Contact John at 519-869-6524.
Family Fun Day
The 8th annual family event at Bethel Church is free and open to the public, running from 12 noon to 5 p.m. Includes a princess tea parties, carnival games, Kids Zone, BBQ and more. Call 519-542-7731
Aquarium Club Auction
Fall auction featuring thousands of fish, tanks, food, plants and other aquarium-related items in the gym of Sarnia Christian School, 1273 Exmouth St. Doors open 9:30 a.m., auction starts at 11 a.m. Lunch available at cost. For more, call Jack at 519-542-8282 or Bill at 519-383-7995
Bluewater Austin-Healey Club presents the 7th annual Rutherglen Close Car Show, a neighbourhood event featuring classic and antique vehicles, barbecue and live music in support of the Salvation Army. Rain or shine. Rutherglen Close, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free admission. For more, call Dan at 519-542-3848
Rayjon Fall Fair
Annual event in support of Rayjon’s Haitian projects, featuring books, home décor, toys, handmade greeting cards, homemade preserves, and a barbecue lunch. Grace United Church, 990 Cathcart Blvd., 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more, call Dianne at 519-862-1963
Sunday, Sept. 20
Downriver Craft Sale
The 27th annual event at the Moore Museum in Mooretown featuring indoor and outdoor vendors selling jewelry, preserves, sewing, garden décor, soap, pottery, etc. For more, call 519-867-2020
Rock and Roll Revue
Frankie and the Fairlanes present Rock And Roll is Here to Stay, featuring songs of the ‘50s and ‘60s, will perform at Grace United Church, 2 p.m. Tickets, $20, or $10 for children 5-12. For more, call 519-542-1203 or Yvonne at 519-899-2890
Tom Janes is guest speaker at a special service to commemorate founding of the Sandpiper Apartments, an outreach of St. Paul’s United Church. 360 Devine St., 10:30 a.m. with lunch to follow. For more, call Shirley at 519-869-4624
Monday, Sept. 21
Volunteer Info Session
The Family Counselling Centre hosts a volunteer information session at 6:30 p.m. for the Distress Line and Tel-Check programs. Contact Donna at 519-336-0120 ext. 251 to register.
Lambton Public Health offers a free parenting program “Adjusting to Parenthood” in Corunna at the Best Start Child & Family Centre (St. Joseph’s Catholic School) from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Call 519-892-3151
Teen Library Ambassadors
Meet at the Bright’s Grove Library from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. to plan and implement programs and earn volunteer hours. Call 519-869-2351 to pre-register.
The Sarnia Library hosts a viewing of “The Express” from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (Rated PG; all ages) about a football player overcoming obstacles to success. Call 519-845-3324)
Living Well with Diabetes
Rapids Family Health Team is offering a free workshop that provides a general overview on living well with diabetes, 1150 Pontiac Dr., at 1:30 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949
The International Symphony Orchestra and hosts open auditions for symphony singers at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Sarnia, at 6:30 p.m. For more, contact 519-337-7775.
Wednesday, Sept. 23
Author and retired OPP Sgt. Barry Ruhl visits Lambton County Library branches in Point Edward (10 a.m.), Sarnia (2 p.m.) and Corunna (6:30 p.m.) to discuss his book “A Viable Suspect: The story of multiple murders and how a police force’s reach proved too short for Canada’s most notorious cold case.” Visit www.lclibrary.ca.
Sip, Savour & Stylize
An event featuring jewelry and clothing vendors, an interactive fashion show and wine and hor d’oeuvres in support of the Strangway Centre. Admission by donation. 260 East St. North, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. For more, call Sarah at 519-332-0330, ext. 3703
Free, vegetable based cooking classes will be held at First Christian Reformed Church from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Call to reserve a space at 519-336-8808. (Also runs Sept. 30, Oct. 7 & 14)
A Healthy You
Six-week nutrition education program begins covering carbohydrates, food label reading, protein, meal planning, healthy fats, emotional eating, and physical activity. 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. West Lambton Community Health Centre, 429 Exmouth St. Call 519-344-3017, ext. 259 to register.