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Week of April 6

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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, April 6

Smart Serve Training

To encourage responsible alcohol service and consumption, Lambton Public Health offering free Smart Serve training. Participants must be 18 or turning 18 this year. At Lambton Public Health, 160 Exmouth St., Point Edward, 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Call 519-383-8331, ext. 3526 to register.

Newcomers’ Tea

The Sarnia Newcomers is hosting a Victorian high tea-themed event at Central United Church, 220 George St., at 7 p.m. For more, call 519-344-4561

Thursday, April 7

Meditation

Beginner level meditation at the West Lambton Community Health Centre, 429 Exmouth St., 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Thursdays until May 12. To register, call 519-344-3017, ext. 237

Healthy Cooking Class

Free cooking class for people living with diabetes, offered and led by the diabetes dietitian. All skill levels welcome. West Lambton Community Health Centre, 429 Exmouth St., 10 a.m. To register, call 519-344-3017, ext. 259

Hypnosis Show

Lambton Sportman’s Club fundraiser featuring comedy hypnotist Robert Maxwell. Ages 19+ at Sarnia Library Theatre, 124 Christina St. S. Doors open 7:30 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Tickets, $20, available at Cheeky Monkey, 130 Christina St. N. or the door for $25. For more, call Caron at 519-381-1199 or e-mail [email protected]

Roast Pork Dinner

Mayflower Rebekah Lodge in affiliation with Thompson Gardens offering a roast pork dinner with homemade dessert, Cruickshank Centre at Thompson Gardens, 198 Beckwith St., Corunna, 5:30 p.m. Take out available. Tickets $12. For more, call 519-466-5564

Pop Evil

Touring Canadian rock band stops at The Station Music Hall for a 7 p.m. concert, with guests Red Sun Rising and Smashing Satelites. Cost, $15. 505 Campbell St.. For more, call 519-383-0006

Friday, April 8

Dessert and Fashion

Fashion show of ladies, teens and children’s fashions. Cost $10. At Paterson Memorial Church, 120 Russell St. S., 6:30 p.m. For tickets, call 519-344-6422 or 519-344-0412.

Scott Woods Concert

A live show celebrating the the fiddle and simpler times with Canadian Fiddle Champion Scott Woods and his band at Camlachie United Church, 6784 Camlachie Rd., 7 p.m. Tickets $25 adults, $10 children. Limited tickets at the door. Light refreshments after show. For tickets, call 519-899-4720 or 519-869-4103

Stress Management

Rapids Family Health Team offering free workshop to help effectively manage stress, 233 Cameron St., Corunna, 9:30 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-813-9800

Fundraising Dance

We’re Against Industrial Turbines Plympton-Wyoming hosting a fundraiser dance at Camlachie Community Centre, 6767 Camlachie Rd., 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. Includes live music, food and raffle prizes. Tickets, $15, by calling 519-381-4251 or 519-542-6846.

Saturday, April 9

Hiking

A 4-hour medium level hike of the Howard Watson Trail. Meet at the tennis court parking lot near Cathcart and Modeland, 8:30 a.m. For more, call Ted at 519-330-7895

Bake Sale

An assortment of homemade baking from cookies to pies at St. Luke’s United Church, 350 Indian Rd. S., 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. For more, call 519-344-1781

Trivial Pursuit

At Central United Church, 220 George St., 7 p.m. Bring friends and make a table or join a group. Includes refreshments and door prizes. Tickets, $10, available by calling 519-344-4561 or at the door.

Vendor Sale

‘Spring has Sprung’ vendor sale in support of Lunches 4 Learning, Moose Lodge, 874 Phillip St., 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Lunch and dessert available, cash bar. For more, call 519-542-1203

Dance

Sarnia Ballroom Dancing Club hosting dance at the Camlachie Community Centre, 6767 Camlachie Rd., 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Open to all. $30 non-members. For more, visit www.sarniaballroomdancingclub.ca

Shoreline Clean-Up

Bluewater Anglers invite volunteers to help them clean the St. Clair River shoreline in Sarnia and Point Edward, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. followed by coffee and hotdogs. Bring gloves; trash bags provided. For more, call Ross at 519-541-9673

Sunday, April 10

Pasta Dinner

Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps holding a pasta dinner at the Sarnia Legion, 286 Front St. N., 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Gluten-free pasta available. Tickets $10 adults, $6 children ages 6-11, children 5 and under free, $30 for family of 2 adults and 2 youths. For tickets, call Dan at 519-464-8697

Monday, April 11

Empty Bowls

Meal of bread and soup in a handmade pottery bowl of your choice to take home. Tickets $25. Proceeds to The Inn of the Good Shepherd. At Lambton College Event Centre, 1485 London Rd. For more, call The Inn at 519-344-1746 or the college at 519-542-7751, ext. 3412. Tickets available at theinnsarnia.ca.

Pan Pastels

Pan pastels with Sharon Stewart at First Christian Reformed Church, 1105 Exmouth St., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Open to public. Cost $55 for non-members. For more, visit www.sarniaartistsworkshop.com or e-mail [email protected]

Chronic Illness

Support group to share experiences, accomplishments and frustrations in dealing with chronic illness at the West Lambton Community Health Centre, 429 Exmouth St., 10 a.m. To register, call 519-344-3017, ext. 259

Sewing For Dummies

Hands-on workshop led by sisters Margo and Mary. Learn how to sew on a button, hem pants and darn socks. Free. First Christian Reformed Church, 1105 Exmouth St.  6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Please register by phoning 519-336-8808.

Women’s Heart Health

Cheryl DeGroot, a nurse practitioner with West Lambton Community Health Centre, explores surprising facts and trends related to women’s health. Free. First Christian Reformed Church, 1105 Exmouth St.  6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Please register by phoning 519-336-8808.

Seniors Talk

Kevin Coates of the Sarnia Library will discuss “services for our community” at the Fairwinds Lodge speaker series. Free, all welcome, 11 a.m., 1218 Michigan Ave. For more, call 519-542-8814

Mobile Learning

Free workshop for parents with special-need students on using gadgets and assistive devices for education. Presented by Math Plus Tutors, 8:30 p.m., at Pathways Health Centre for Children, 1240 Murphy Rd. RSVP by April 10 at 519-542-1999

Tuesday, April 12

Genealogy

Brian Anderson will discuss the Baldoon Settlement 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]

Diabetes Prevention

Tips on preventing diabetes with healthy nutrition and cooking demonstrations at Twin Bridges NPLC, 109 Crawford St., 6 p.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com or call 226-776-9030

Cooking Class

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free class called Cooking For IBS and You: Managing Through Healthy Eating. 1150 Pontiac Dr., 9:30 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949. Class also offered Wednesday, April 13

Quit Smoking

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free seminar to help quit smoking with free nicotine replacement therapy. 233 Cameron St., Corunna, 2 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

Green Drinks

An informal gathering featuring Tom and Laurie Dennis leading a discussion on the Blue Water River Walk. Free. At 100 Christina St. N., open 6:30 p.m., discussion at 7 p.m. For more, contact [email protected]

Ostomy Support

Sarah Bain from Coloplast the guest speaker at a meeting of the Sarnia-Lambton Ostomy Support Group. Shoppers Home Health, 516 Exmouth St., 6:30 p.m., All interested parties welcome. For more, call 519-344-9797

Wednesday, Apr. 13

Books and Beer

Casual drop-in book discussion group for 20-30-year-olds happening 2nd Wednesday of every month at the Refined Fool, 137 Davis St., 8:30 p.m. No required reading list. For more, visit the Books and Beer Sarnia Facebook page or follow @booksbeersarnia on Twitter

Meatloaf Dinner

At Canon Davis Memorial Church, 380 Russell St. N., 5 p.m. Cost $15 adults, $7 children. To RSVP, call 519-344-9531

Thursday, April 14

Anger Management

Eight-week series to identify anger triggers and patterns and learn effective anger management skills. West Lambton Community Health Centre, 429 Exmouth St., 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays until June 2. To register, call 519-344-3017, ext. 237

Toastmasters

Riverspeak Toastmasters holding an open house at the River City Community Centre, 260 Mitton St. N., 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. For more, call 519-381-6117 or visit riverspeak.toastmastersclubs.org

Classics and Canadiana

The Lambton Concert Band presents a ‘Classics & Canadiana’ concert at the Sarnia Library Auditorium, 124 Christina St. S., 7:30 p.m. Tickets, $12 adults or $6 children, available at door or by emailing [email protected]. For more, e-mail [email protected]

Open House

Riverspeak Toastmasters holding an Open House at the River City Community Centre, 260 Mitton St. N., at 7 p.m. For more, call Dianne at 519-381-6117, or visit riverspeak.toastmastersclubs.org

Friday, April 15

Quarter Auction

At Grace United Church with proceeds supporting church activities. 990 Cathcart Blvd., doors open 6 p.m., auction starts 7 p.m. Tickets $5, additional paddles $2. Food for sale, free beverages. For more, call Pauline at 519-339-9763, or the church at 519-542-1203

Beginning Experience

A Beginning Experience weekend program offered to help people who have lost a spouse by death, separation or divorce work through their grief. For more, call 519-331-8859 or visit www.sarniabeginningexperience.org

Garage Sale

Central United Church’s spring rummage and garage sale on the corner of Brock St. and George St., 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, and 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday. Includes clothing, jewelry, household items, collectibles, books, small appliances and plants. For more, call 519-869-2017

Living With Diabetes

Rapids Family Health Team offering free workshop providing a general overview on living well with diabetes. 233 Cameron St., Corunna, 9:30 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949. Class also offered April 19

Saturday, April 16

Hiking

A difficult, 3-hour hike on the Ausable Trail. Meet at Bright’s Grove Shopping Plaza, 1200 Lakeshore Rd., 8:30 a.m. For more, call John at 519-869-6524

Smart Serve Training

To encourage responsible alcohol service and consumption, Lambton Public Health offering free Smart Serve training. Participants must be 18 or turning 18 this year. At Lambton Public Health, 160 Exmouth St., Point Edward, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Call 519-383-8331, ext. 3526 to register.

Record Store Day

Ninth annual celebration of local independent business at the Cheeky Monkey, featuring live music with the Borderlite Trio, food, giveaways and new music releases. 130 Christina St. N., 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For more call Roland or Mary Anne at 519-332-0978

Spring Auction

Spring Auction of the Sarnia Aquarium Society held in the gym of Sarnia Christian School, 2173 Exmouth St., 11 a.m. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. Auction items include thousands of fish, aquariums, live plants, tank supplies, literature, etc. For more, call Jack at 519-542-8282 or Wayne at 519-674-3192

Law of Attraction

The day features key speakers discussing how to use the Law of Attraction and creating your own vision board. Loyal Order of Moose, 874 Phillip St., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Light snacks, coffee, tea and water provided. Tickets $25, available at door or by calling Michele at 519-312-0907 or e-mail [email protected]

Sunday, April 17

Canoe and Kayak

Easy, 4-hour beginners outing at Pinery Provincial Park. Meeting at Bright’s Grove Shopping Plaza, 1200 Lakeshore Rd., 10 a.m. For more, call John at 519-869-2047. Call if you don’t have a canoe or kayak.

Art Exhibition

Local artist Laura Mclean hosts opening of her “FACES” exhibition with a reception at the Lawrence House Centre of the Arts, in the turret room, 127 Christina St. S., 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Rxhibit runs to April 29th, Wednesday to Sunday weekly. For more, call 519-332-1197 or visit www.oneclickfoto.com

Monday, April 18

Parenting

For parents of children ages 1 to 6, ‘Children See, Children Learn’ deals with real life situations and positive parenting. With a public health nurse. Camlachie United Church OEYC, 6745 Camlachie Rd., 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Free. To register, call 519-786-6161, ext. 9226

Seniors Talk

Painting and décor expert Leanne Fera will discuss “recreating treasures” at the Fairwinds Lodge speaker series. Free, all welcome, 11 a.m., 1218 Michigan Ave. For more, call 519-542-8814

Tuesday, April 19

Diabetes Prevention

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free workshop for people at high risk of developing diabetes at 1150 Pontiac Dr., 9:30 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

Lung Disease

Free 10-week education and exercise program offered twice weekly for people living with lung disease. Classes at Lighthouse Church, 152 Parker St. Call 519-339-8949 to register.

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

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