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Wednesday, April 20

Newcomers’ Cooking

Free cooking class at the YMCA Learning and Career Centre, 660 Oakdale Ave., 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. All skill levels welcome. To register, call 519-344-3017, ext. 277

Appreciation Night

Sarnia-Lambton chapter of the Kidney Foundation celebrates its 31st anniversary with refreshments, volunteer recognition and cash bar, 7 p.m. at the Quality Inn, 751 Christina St. N. For more, call Elaine at 519-344-3462

Gardening

Trish Symons of the Niagara Escarpment will discuss how to update your garden and say goodbye to old plants and practices at a meeting of the Sarnia Horticultural Society. Redeemer Christian Reformed Church, 5834 Blackwell Sideroad. $3 non-members. For more, call Barb at 519-332-5837

Thursday, April 21

Baby Feeding

Information on feeding your 6-12 month old baby at Twin Bridges NPLC, 109 Crawford St., 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com or call 226-776-9030

Cancer Society Luncheon

Chili Luncheon at Corunna Legion, 350 Albert St., 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Cost $6 to eat in, $5 for take out. Tickets available at door or by calling 519-862-1240

Lecture Series

In this two-part lecture, geologist Patricia Corcoran and artist Kelly Jazvac will discuss their fieldwork, research, and artistic outputs of plastiglomerate, a new stone identified by their research team. Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, 147 Lochiel St., 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Cost $18 members, $20 non-members. For more, call 519-336-8127

Anger Management

An eight-week series runs Thursday till June 2 to help identify anger triggers and learn effective anger management skills. At the West Lambton Community Health Centre, 429 Exmouth St. Suite 100, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more, call 519-344-3017, ext. 237

Friday, April 22

Pasta Dinner

Sponsored by the Bluewater Lions Club of Sarnia in support of diabetes research. Corunna United Church, 198 Hill St., 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Cost $12.50 adults, $7.50 children ages 7 to 12, free for 6 and under. For tickets, call Allan at 519-862-1040 or Bev at 519-344-4385

Rock Music Memories

St. Bart’s Bistro presents: Rock and More Music Memories by the Olde Crusty Minstrels. 718 Cathcart Blvd., 7 p.m. Refreshments provided. Tickets $15, proceeds to Soup Kitchen Ministry. For tickets, call 519-383-6933

Earth Day Family Event

Make a DIY solar light and use it to explore the exhibition in the dark. Adult accompaniment required for children 3 to 13. Free and open to all ages. Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, 147 Lochiel St., 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more, call 519-336-8127

Saturday, April 23

Madina’s Dream

Sarnia Justice Film Festival presents an unflinching and poetic glimpse into a forgotten war involving rebels and refugees fighting to survive in Sudan’s Nuba Mountains. Sarnia Library Theatre, 7 p.m. Admission free, donations gladly accepted. Discussion to follow. For more, call Thea at 519-542-5009

Spring Sale

Baby to Teen Bonanza Sarnia holding its bi-annual consignment fundraising sale for Lambton County Christian Academy, at Bethel Pentecostal Church, 1565 London Line, 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Includes clothing, toys, bedding, footwear, DVDs, books, strollers, etc. For more, call Cindy Coates 519-344-3283.

Hiking

A 4-hour, medium level hike of the Thames Valley Trail. Meet at 402 Esso Truck Stop, 1670 London Line, 8 a.m. For more, call Lester at 519-542-7329

Used Books & Bake Sale

At St. Giles Presbyterian Church, 770 Lakeshore Rd., 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. For more, call 519-542-2253

Park Clean-Up

City Hall and Sarnia Gives host 2nd annual Parks Clean-Up Day, when volunteers will help clean up parks across the city starting at 10 a.m. Free barbecue to follow. Student volunteer hours available. For more, call Cassie at 519-328-1491

Church Anniversary

Dunlop United Church celebrates its 65th anniversary with a congregational dinner at 757 Rosedale Ave., 6 p.m., followed by entertainment. Former members and friends invited to worship 10 a.m. on Sunday, April 24th with guest speaker Rev. Deanna Gibson. Advanced ticket sales only. Call 519-337-3061, ext. 22 for more.

Spring Flea Market

At the Strangway Community Centre, 260 East St. N., 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Includes baking, houseware, clothes, books, local vendors and more. The café serving breakfast sandwiches. Free admission. For more, call 519-332-0656

Sensational Saturday

Enhanced art activities and family-friendly red dot tours. Ideal for ages 3-13, with adult accompaniment. Free and open to all ages. Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, 147 Lochiel St., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Call Ann at 519-336-8127, ext. 3226 to become a JNAAG member. For more, call 519-336-8127.

Sunday, April 24

Hiking

An easy, 2-hour Howard Watson Trail clean-up. Meet at Modeland Road & Cathcart Blvd., 9 a.m. For more, call Tony at 519-542-6273

Legion Breakfast

Sarnia Legion hosting a Sunday breakfast at 286 Front St. N., 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Cost $9. Tickets at the door. For more, call 519-336-2841

JNAAG Family Sunday

Create miniature artworks within bottle caps and hang your artwork on the fridge. At Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, 147 Lochiel St., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. For more, call 519-336-8127

Monday, April 25

Music Festival

The 87th Lambton County Music Festival returns for two-week run featuring musicians of all ages competing at venues including Dunlop, St. Giles and Central United churches, Sarnia Library and St. Patrick’s High School. Admission, $3 adults, $1 students. Program of events available at Van Goozen Music or at the door. For more, call Marianne at 519-869-4024

Mental Health

A panel of speakers including professionals, consumers and family members speak about their experiences with mental illness. Free. At First Christian Reformed Church, 1105 Exmouth St., 6:30 p.m. To register, call 519-336-8808

 

Seniors Talk

Nancy Starek, vice president of RBC Wealth Management, will discuss “power of attorney” at the Fairwinds Lodge speaker series. Free, all welcome, 11 a.m., 1218 Michigan Ave. For more, call 519-542-8814

Tuesday, April 26

Economical Cooking

Learn how to cook inexpensive and healthy meals at the West Lambton Community Health Centre, 429 Exmouth St., 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Register for free class at 519-344-3017, ext. 277

Wednesday, April 27

Quit Smoking

Rapids Family Health Team offering free seminar to help quit smoking with free nicotine replacement therapy. 233 Cameron St., Corunna, 9:30 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

Concert

Sarnia Concert Association Inc. presents the Kingston Chamber Choir at the Imperial Theatre, 168 Christina St. N., 7:30 p.m. Tickets $44 for adults, $25 for students, available at the Imperial Theatre box office, or at the door. For more, call 519-344-7469.

Luncheon Bridge

Luncheon bridge at Paterson Memorial Church, 120 Russell St. S., 12:30 p.m. Cost $34 per table or $8.50 each. For tickets, call the church at 344-6422 or Fran at 344-0002

Computer Users

Randy Samms from Bluewater Tech Centre will speak about Windows 10 at a meeting of the Sarnia Computer Users Group. Grace United Church, 990 Cathcart Blvd., 7 p.m.. For more, visit www.scug.ca or call 519-542-1949

Tax Clinic

Community Volunteer Income Tax Program offering a tax clinic at the Corunna Library, 417 Lyndoch St., 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. This free service is offered on a fire-come first-served basis to low income individuals and families. For more, call Ruth at 519-813-9719, or visit the Canada Revenue Agency website

Thursday, April 28

Pastafest

Pastafest and silent art auction at the Dante Club, 1330 London Rd., 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Take out available. Tickets $12 adults, $8 children under 12. Proceeds benefit Grace United Church Capital Campaign. Tickets availableat church, 519-542-1203 or at the door.

Free Pap Clinic

The Nurse Practitioners at Rapids Family Health Team offering a free pap test. Call 519-339-8949 to book an appointment. All results forwarded to your primary care provider.

Film Screening

The one-hour PBS program shows inventor Alexander Calder at work in his studio and features archival films and photographs. Free but donations appreciated. At Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, 147 Lochiel St., 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more, call 519-336-8127

Friday, April 29

Diabetes Prevention

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free workshop for people at high risk of developing diabetes. 233 Cameron St., Corunna, 9:30 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

Quit Smoking

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free seminar to help quit smoking with free nicotine replacement therapy. 1150 Pontiac Dr., 10 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

Spaghetti Dinner

Spaghetti dinner including Caesar salad, garlic bread and pie at High Park United Church, 1081 Brenchley St., 5:30 p.m. Tickets, $10 adults, available at door by calling 519-336-9251

Saturday, April 30

Forest Excelsior Band

Spring Concert of the 15-piece big band playing swing, dance, and popular music at the Sarnia Library Theatre, 124 Christina St. S., 7:30 pm. Refreshments provided. Fundraiser for the First Sarnia Rangers’ Switzerland Trip. Donations at door. For more, e-mail [email protected]

Hike

A difficult, 4-hour hike of the Maitland Trail. Meet at Bright’s Grove Shopping Plaza, 1200 Lakeshore Rd., 7:30 a.m. For more, call Rod at 519-704-1113

Free Willy

Lambton Mall showing the movie Free Willy at Cineplex, 1380 London Rd., to raise funds for Noelle’s Gift. Begins at 9 a.m. with free face painting, balloon animals, costumed characters and prizes. Movie starts 10 a.m. Tickets, $10, includes popcorn, pop and available at mall Guest Services. For more, call 519-542-7784, ext. 225

Sunday, May 1

 

Art Show and Sale

Share coffee and dessert with the artists at the Newton Centre, corner of Cathcart Blvd. and McCrie St., 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Free. For more, call 519-899-4019

Dangerous Activities

Join Jacob’s Legacy of Love and learn about the deadly activities children in the community are trying. Big Brothers-Big Sisters, 10 Lorne Cres., 2 p.m. Bring children ages 9 to 16 or come by yourself. For more, visit the Jacob’s Legacy of Love Facebook page

Monday, May 2

Healthy Weights

Rapids Family Health Team offering free five-week program designed to help make permanent lifestyle changes and manage weight. 1150 Pontiac Dr., 5:30 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

Seniors Talk

Susan Boyce, a psychogeriatric resource consultant with the Geriatric Mental Health Outreach Team, will discuss “depression and seniors” at the Fairwinds Lodge speaker series. Free, all welcome, 11 a.m., 1218 Michigan Ave. For more, call 519-542-8814

Long-Term Care

Nancy Theoret of Vision Nursing and Rest Home will discuss topics such as where to go for help, admission process and what happens after the admission. Free. At First Christian Reformed Church, 1105 Exmouth St., 6:30 p.m. To register, call 519-336-8808

Pulmonary Rehab

Pulmonary rehab maintenance exercise program starts at the West Lambton Community Health Centre, 429 Exmouth St. Suite 100. Mondays and Fridays, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more, call Brenda at 519-786-4545, ext. 265

Walking

Weekly riverside walking program starts, Mondays at 9 a.m. till June 27. Centennial Park,, 499 Front St. For more, call West Lambton Community Health Centre, 519-344-3017, ext. 237

Wednesday, May 4

Fish Fry

Camlachie United Church’s 11th annual Fish Fry. Deep-fried fish dinner with brownie ice cream for dessert. 6784 Camlachie Rd., 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tickets available in advance only, $19 adults, $6 children ages 6-10. Take out and gluten-free options available. Call 519-899-4720 or 519-542-7089

Newcomer Cooking

Monthly program starts at the YMCA Learning and Career Centre, 660 Oakdale Ave., 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. All skill levels welcome. Free. For more, call 519-344-3017, ext. 277

Roast Beef Dinner

At Knox Moore Presbyterian Church, 1354 Rokeby Line, 4.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. Tickets $17 adults, $6 children ages 6 to 12, children under 5 free. For tickets, call Dorothy at 519-862-1576 or Janet at 519-862-3354

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