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Week of Sept. 17

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Wednesday, Sept. 16

Figure Skating

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 Class

“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.

Seniors Luncheon

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

Gardening Mistakes

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

Join the Band

Phoenix Concert Band is launching a new season and looking for musicians, teens and adults, novice and experienced, for all horns and percussion. Instruction in all instruments available. Meetings Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m., at Sarnia Christian School, 2173 Exmouth St., For more, call Mary at 519-344-8728

Thursday, Sept. 17

Candlelight Vigil

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.

Garlic Workshop

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.

Quarter Auction

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

Bible Study

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.

Art Auction

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

Fall Fair

Three-day Plympton-Wyoming annual fall fair in Wyoming opens with events for the whole family including rides, contests, exhibitions and a Friday concert. For more, call 519-786-2077 or visit www.plympton-wyomingfair.com

Indie Rock

Live music concert featuring Sarnia’s Weird Neighbours, Deperuse from Windsor and London’s So Young, Refined Food Brewing Co., 137 Davis St., bands start at 9 p.m. For more, call 519-704-1335

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

Car Show

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

New Tech Workshop

Lambton County Archives and London-based MakerBus host a demonstration and workshop on new technology, such as 3D printers, 3D scanners, photogrammetry, and mapping drones. Sarnia Library, 124 Christina St. N., from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more, call Dana at 519-845-5426, ext. 5239

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

Sandpiper Service

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.

Parenting Program

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.

Free Movie

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

ISO Auditions

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

Book Discussion

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

Cooking Classes

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.

Car Seat Clinic

Lambton Public Health holding a clinic at 160 Exmouth St., in Point Edward. Parents should install the child car seat and then bring the car seat manual, vehicle manual and the child to the clinic. 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. For more, call 519-344-2062 ext. 2111

Thursday, Sept. 24

Teen Advisory Group

TAG meets from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Sarnia Library. Earn volunteer hours, meet new friends, help organize programming, enjoy snacks and share the love of books. Call 519-845-3324 to pre-register.


Speaker Denis Grey will discuss the “Two Great Eclipses of 2015,” including highlights from his trip to the Faroe Islands in March and prospects for the Sept. 27th Lunar Eclipse. Meeting of the Sarnia chapter of the Royal Astronomical Society, 7 p.m., Door open at 6:50 p.m. Errol Road School library, 989 Errol Rd., East. For more, visit https://sites.google.com/site/rascsarnia/home

Friday, Sept. 25

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 10:00 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

Spoken Word

Vinyl records are the theme of a Spoken Word session involving an inclusive group of writers, artists and musicians who celebrate the art of performance with a free, open mic. Lawrence House, 127 Christina St. S., 7:45 p.m. to 10 p.m. For more, call (519) 337-0507

Smooth Latin and Jazz

Tenor Alejandro Quintanilla and Soles Haven present an evening of romantic jazz and Latin music at the Sarnia Library Auditorium, in support of the Alzheimer Society. 124 Christina St. S. Food and bar available. Tickets, $10, at Alzheimer Society or visit www.soleshaven.com. For more, call 519-332-4444.

Saturday, Sept. 26

The Canadian Liver Foundation hosts the Bernadette Leclerc Memorial Stroll for Liver beginning at 9 a.m. at Canatara Park. For more info, contact Sheila Hughes at 519-336-5223 or [email protected]. Visit www.strollforliver.ca

Cat Video Film Festival

The 2nd annual event held at the Sarnia Library from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. (All ages; drop-in). Call 519-845-3324.

Garage Sale

At the St-Thomas d’Aquin Parish Hall, a two-day garage sale organized by the Knights of Columbus featuring a large variety of items. All welcome. 895 Champlain Rd., Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more, call 519-542-8292

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