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Week of Oct. 29

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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 [email protected]

Wednesday, Oct. 28

Computer Users

Guest speaker Laura Greaves will discuss the Sarnia Historical Society’s recently launched website at a meeting of the Sarnia Computer Users Group. Grace United Church, 990 Cathcart Blvd., 7 p.m. For more, call Norm at 519-542-1949 or visit www.scug.ca

Thursday, Oct. 29

Wind Research

Tom G. Mara, research engineer at the UWO Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel Laboratory, will discuss the latest research on wind effects on structures at a spring meeting of the Professional Engineers Ontario, Lambton Chapter. 6 p.m., Lambton College Event Centre. RSVP at 519-481-1221 or [email protected]

Overeaters Anonymous

A guest speaker from London will discuss her experience, strength and hope at a meeting of Overeaters Anonymous. Central United Church, 220 George St., 6:30 p.m. For more call Teresa at 226-776-3018

Friday, Oct. 30

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

Halloween is 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., 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. For more, call (519) 337-0507

Saturday, Oct. 31

Hiking

Join the Lambton Outdoors Club for a two-hour, medium level hike at the L.C. Henderson Conservation Area. Meet 9:30 a.m. at the entrance in Petrolia. For more, call Ernie at 519-882-1262

Fall Bazaar

At St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, featuring food tables, frozen entrees, jewelry, books, collectables, tea room, etc. Free admission. 261 Christina St. N., 9 a.m. to 12 noon. For more, call 519-332-2662

Choir Concert

The Bluewater Chamber Choir presents a Halloween Harvest Concert featuring the Wavesong Vocal Ensemble. Central United Church, 220 George St. Tickets at the door, $15 adults, $10 students, free under 12. For more, call 519-344-4561

The Running Dead

A family-friendly Zombie Fun Run featuring a 5K course and 1K “trek or treat” treasure hunt for children in Canatara Park. Proceeds to local charities. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tickets start at $10 children, $25 adults. Email [email protected]

Sunday, Nov. 1

Afternoon Concert

The Ontario Registered Music Teachers Association presents a fundraising concert featuring professional, teacher and student performances on piano, harp, xylophone, voice, etc. 2 p.m., Sarnia Library Theatre. Tickets $15 at the door, children $5

Big Band Blast

The International Symphony Orchestra presents the Bluewater Big Band with jazz singer Denise Pelley at the Imperial Theatre. 168 Christina St. N., 2 p.m. Tickets, $30 adults, $12 students. For more, call Anne at 519-337-7775

Anniversary Service

Central United Church marking its 183rd anniversary with a special 10:30 p.m. service followed by a reception. 220 George St. For more, call Nancy at 519-869-2017

Flag Raising Ceremony

The Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 62, marks the beginning of Remembrance Days with a raising of the Lest We Forget flag at 286 Front St. N. 11 a.m. For more, call 519-336-2841

Monday, Nov. 2

Living 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 9:30 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

Wednesday, Nov. 4

Workplace Wellness

Sarnia-Lambton Workplace Wellness Committee hosting interactive workshop for employers, managers and others to create a culture of health at work. 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Lambton College Event Centre. Cost, $25. For more, call 519-344-2062, ext. 2142. Register at www.workplacewellness101.eventbrite.ca

Parenting Matters

Lambton Public Health presents Parenting Matters, an informal discussion with a public health nurse, 1014 Oak St., 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. For more, call 519-383-8331, ext. 3568

Thursday, Nov. 5

Pastafest

Sixth annual Rayjon Pastafest featuring an Italian meal, silent auction and Haitian arts and jewelry sale. Dante Club, 1330 London Rd., 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Take out available. Tickets, $12 adults, $10 students, 11 and under $8, available by calling Joan at 519-542-3893 or Anne Marie at 519-542-8150

Dessert-Appetizer Night

Annual breast cancer fundraiser featuring treats, entertainment, shopping and prizes in support of the Canadian Cancer Society. Sarnia Riding Club, 980 Riding Club Lane, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tickets $25. Contact Paula at [email protected] or 519-332-0042, ext. 3946

Mental Health Walk

Lambton College and its Jack.org chapter invite the entire community to the third annual Walk for Mental Health, beginning with a rally at the college’s London Road entrance at 11:50 a.m. and proceeding down London Road to the Metro Plaza and back. For more, call Jami at 519-542-7751, ext. 3337

Friday, Nov. 6

Legion Dance

Brad and Brenda provide the music for a First Friday dance at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 62. 286 Front St N., 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. No admission charge. For more, call 519-336-2841

Live Music

Quiet Mind performs live at Cheeky Monkey as part of the First Friday downtown cultural walkabout. Also hosting show by local artist W. A. (Bill) Walters. 130 Christina St., 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more, call Mary Anne at 519-332-0978

Stress Management

Rapids Family Health Team is offering a free workshop to help effectively manage stress, 1150 Pontiac Dr., at 9:30 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

Saturday, Nov. 7

Polish Fall Bazaar

At the Polish Hall, featuring potato and cheese pierogi, cabbage rolls, sauerkraut, baked goods and a hot brunch. Hosted by the Queen of Peace CWL. 173 Exmouth St., 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. For more, call Donna at 519-542-4050

Hiking

Join the Lambton Outdoors Club an easy, eight kilometre hike in the Kilally Woods northeast of London. Meet 8:30 a.m. at the Bright’s Grove Shopping Plaza. For more, call Dick 519-869-6548

Candle Glow Bazaar

At High Park United Church, featuring turkey pies, cabbage rolls, lasagna, baked goods, crafts and gift baskets. 1081 Brenchley St., 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more, call Betty at 519-336-9251

Silver Bells Bazaar

At the Strangway Centre, featuring jewelry, crafts, Christmas decorations, baking and a breakfast café. 260 East St. N., 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more, call 519-332-0656

Church Bazaar

At All Saints’ Anglican Church, featuring baking, deli, knitting, attic treasures, books, jewelry. Free admission, $2 for tea room, 248 Vidal St. N., 9 a.m. to 12 noon. For more, call 519-344-6522

Benefit Concert

Sursum Corda Christian Male Chorus performs at First Christian Reformed Church with the Wavesong Vocal Ensemble, 1105 Exmouth St., 7:30 p.m. Free, with a goodwill offering for The Voice of the Martyrs.

Snowflake Bazaar

At King George VI Public School, 4th annual bazaar featuring numerous vendors, handcrafted items, knitting, popcorn and more in support of the Parent Council. Free. 585 O’Dell Ave., 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more, call 519- 344-2942

Sunday, Nov. 8

Remembrance Day Parade

Parade begins at the Point Edward Service Club, 503 Michigan Ave., and leaves at 10:45 a.m. for the Veteran’s Cenotaph on St. Clair Street. Refreshments back at the club following service. For more, call 519-337-9822

Ste-Anne Bazaar

Organized by the Ladies of Ste-Anne featuring turkey pies, tourtieres, nickel sale, white elephant table and religious articles. Soup and sandwiches available. All welcome. St-Thomas Aquinas Parish Hall, 895 Champlain Rd., 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. For more, call 519-542-8292

Epicure Fundraiser

Sample treats and learn how to make good food quickly at a fundraiser for the Lunches for Learning Program. Free. Grace United Church, 990 Cathcart Blvd., 7 p.m. For more, call 519-542-1203

Monday, Nov. 9

Operation Christmas Tree

Hamper application centre opens for the 34th annual program helping less fortunate families. St. Vincent de Paul in Corunna, 385 Lyndoch St, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

weekdays till Nov. 21. For more, call Lorne at 519-862-1978.

Nobody’s Perfect

A program for parents of children to age five to discuss weekly topics with support from a public health nurse. Free childcare. Also runs Nov. 16, 23, 30 and Dec. 7, 295 Essex St., 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. For more, call 519-383-8331, ext. 3568

The Brain In Pain

Dr. Jackie Gardner-Nix, chronic pain physician at St. Michael’s Hospital, provides a free presentation on how mindfulness affects neuroplasticity and the immune system. Holiday Inn, 1498 Venetian Blvd. Registration at 6:30 p.m., presentation at 7 p.m. Reserve a seat at www.neuronovacentre.com or more info at 519-491-1110

Tuesday, Nov. 10

Researcher and history buff Tom Slater will discuss war memorials at a meeting of the Lambton County Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society, LDS Church, 1400 Murphy Rd., 7:30 p.m. For more, call Janet at 519-383-0468, or [email protected]

Conquering Anxiety

Start of a free weekly program to manage anxiety by changing your thoughts, behaviours and relationships, offered by the Twin Bridges Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic. 109 Crawford St., 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more, call 226-776-9030 or visit www.tbnplc.com to register.

Genealogy

Researchers Tom Slater & Randy Evans will discuss the War Remembrance Project at a meeting of the Lambton County Branch of Ontario Genealogical Society, at the LDS Church, 1400 Murphy Rd. 7:30 p.m. Free & open to public. Call 519-383-0468 or email [email protected]

Thursday, Nov. 12

Toastmasters

An open house for individuals interesting in learning how to improve their public speaking and leadership skills. 1121 Wellington St, 12 noon. For more, call Julie at 519-328-4963

Meatless Mondays

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free class on cooking vegetarian style, 1150 Pontiac Dr., at 9:30 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free workshop to help individuals quit smoking with free nicotine replacement therapy. 1150 Pontiac Dr., 1:30 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

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