Week of Jan. 7

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 info@thesarniajournal.ca

Wednesday, Jan. 6

Gentle Yoga

Classes offered by Twin Bridges NPLC, including basic yoga poses and meditation to reduce stress. Free. Bring your own mat. Wednesdays until Jan. 27. At Lighthouse Community Church, 152 Parker St., 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com or call 226-776-9030

Open House

See what’s new at the Strangway Centre. Free trial classes, door prizes, demos and instructors to answer questions. 260 East St. N., 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. For more, call 519 332 0656

Chair Yoga

Classes offered by Twin Bridges NPLC, including basic yoga poses and meditation to reduce stress. Free. Bring your own mat. Wednesdays until Jan. 27. At Sandpiper Apartments, 175 Wellington St., 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com or call 226-776-9030

Quit Smoking

Free seminar to help quit smoking with nicotine replacement therapy. Rapids Family Health Team, 1150 Pontiac Dr., 9:30 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

Thursday, Jan. 7

Pitch It

Junior Achievement hosts its annual Pitch It! Competition featuring student companies competing to win a media marketing package. Free. Sarnia Library Theatre, 124 Christina St. S., 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. For more, call Becky at 519-336-1484

A Healthy You

Food label reading, protein, meal planning, healthy fats, carbs, emotional eating and physical activity. Free six week series, every Thursday until Feb. 11. West Lambton Community Health Centre, 429 Exmouth St., 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. To register, call 519-344-3017 ext. 259

Healthy Cooking

Classes for people living with diabetes, led by a dietician. At the West Lambton Community Health Centre, 429 Exmouth St., 10:30 a.m. To register, call 519-344-3017 ext. 259

Settlement Services

A YMCA representative available for assistance and information on the services and programs available. Mallroad Library, 1362 Lambton Mall Rd., 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more, call 519-542-2580

 

Friday, Jan. 8

Fiddles and Kilts

Celtic-themed International Symphony Orchestra show featuring the Celtic Ensemble Rant Maggie Rant, Sarnia School of Irish Dance and a Pipe and Drum Ensemble. Imperial Theatre, 7:30 p.m., Tickets, $37 adults, $34 seniors, $12 students. For more, call Anne at 519-337-7775

First Friday

Live in-store music by Big Highway as part of First Friday events at Cheeky Monkey, 130 N. Christina St., 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more, go to www.cheekymonkeysarnia.ca

Quit Smoking

Free seminar to help quit smoking with nicotine replacement therapy. At Shell Health Centre, 233 Cameron St., Corunna, 9 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

Saturday, Jan. 9

Winter Activities

Lambton Outdoor Club presents free introduction to winter activities at Lochiel Kiwanis Community Centre, 180 N. College St., 2 p.m. Learn about snowshoeing, XC skiing, dog sledding, winter camping, and navigation & safety. To register, call Tony at 519-542-1578 or e-mail tarnold@teksavvy.com

Positive Empowerment

The Positive Power Empowerment Series features 11 speakers who will discuss different ways to live well mentally and physically, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., at the Moose Lodge, 874 Phillip St. Tickets, $35, or four for $100, includes light snacks and refreshments. For more, or tickets, email Michele@sarniarocks.com

Monday, Jan. 11

Parenting Program

From Corunna Best Start Child & Family Centre. Discuss real life situations with a public health nurse and learn about positive parenting of children ages 1-6. St. Joseph Catholic School, 535 Birchbank Dr., Corunna, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. To register, call 519-892-3151

Tuesday, Jan. 12

Women’s Group

Sarnia’s Little Women is a new sisterhood of young women (20’s-30’s) who like to get out and meet others in the area for friendship, fun, and laughs. Open to all. First event at the Refined Fool Brewing Co., 137 Davis St., 7 p.m. For more visit www.meetup.com/sarniaslittlewomen

Living with Lung Disease

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free 10-week program held twice weekly, includes exercise and education. At Lighthouse Community Church, 152 Parker St. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

Cooking Class

Free cooking class on Solutions for Your New Year Resolutions. At Rapids Family Health Team, 1150 Pontiac Dr., 9:30 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

Healthy Eating

Free cooking demonstrations to teach you how to make nutritious meals. At Twin Bridges NPLC, 109 Crawford St., 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

Underwater Treasures

Underwater photography travelogue of marine life presented by Christine Roenspiess. Includes coffee/tea and Q&A session. Central United Church, 220 George St., 10 a.m. Cost is $2. For more, call 519-344-4561 or 519-344-9741

Wednesday, Jan. 13

Cooking Class

Free class on Solutions for Your New Year Resolutions. At Rapids Family Health Team, 1150 Pontiac Dr., 1:30 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

Settlement Services

A YMCA representative available for assistance and information on the services and programs available. At Point Edward Library, 220 Michigan Ave., 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. For more, call 519-336-3291

Artist Workshops

The Sarnia Artists’ Workshop winter series of workshops covering various art-related subjects runs Wednesday afternoons till the end of April, at Grace United Church, 990 Cathcart Blvd., from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $5 per workshop. For more, visit www.sarniaartistsworkshop.com

Thursday, Jan. 14

Living Through Depression

Eight week series, every Thursday, at the West Lambton Community Health Centre, 429 Exmouth St., 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. To register, call 519-344-3017 ext. 259

Quit Smoking

Free seminar to help quit smoking with nicotine replacement therapy. At Rapids Family Health Team, 1150 Pontiac Dr., 1:30 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

Teen Advisory Group

Share ideas, make friends, enjoy snacks, and host contests. Teens receive high school volunteer hours for participating. At the Sarnia Library, 124 S. Christina St., 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Must pre-register. For more, call 519-337-3291

Friday, Jan. 15

Book Sale

Rotary Club of Sarnia Bluewaterland’s annual giant book sale runs three days at the Bayside Centre. Paperbacks $1, hardcover $2. Friday 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday $5 gag day. For more, call Suzanne at 519-336-2897

Stress Management

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

Saturday, Jan. 16

Alive Inside

Sarnia Justice Film Festival presents Michael Rossato-Bennett’s joyous cinematic exploration of music’s capacity to reawaken the soul and uncover the deepest parts of our humanity. Sarnia Library Theatre, 7 p.m. Admission free, donations gladly accepted. Discussion to follow. For more, call Thea at 519-542-5009

Drawing Instruction

At Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, 147 Lochiel St., 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Gallery staff and drawing instructors provide guidance to help develop drawing skills. Materials provided. For more, call 519-336-8127

Matinee

At Sarnia Children’s Library, 124 S. Christina St., 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The selected movie is Planes (rated G). For more, call 519-337-3291

Monday, Jan. 18

Parenting Program

For parents of children ages 0-3. Learn about brain development and child nutrition, sleep, play, physical activity, discipline, attachment and stress. Camlachie United Church OEYC, 6745 Camlachie Rd., 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. To register, call 519-786-6161 ext. 9226

Tuesday, Jan. 19

Healthy Eating

Learn about problematic eating behaviours and how to create healthier relationship with food. Tuesday evenings until Feb. 9. At Twin Bridges NPLC, 109 Crawford St., 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com or call 226-776-9030

Cancer Research Progress

A presentation by Richard McClelland and Kessie Sebbom at Central United Church. Includes coffee/tea and Q&A session, 220 George St., 10 a.m. Cost is $2. For more, call 519-344-4561 or 519-344-9741

Strengthening Relationships

Tips for communication and conflict. At Twin Bridges NPLC, 109 Crawford St., 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Every Tuesday until Feb. 9. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

Wednesday, Jan. 20

Research Your Home

Lambton County Archivist Dana Thorne will discuss how to research the history of your house at a meeting of the Sarnia Historical Society. Royal Canadian Legion Hall, 286 Front St. N., 7 p.m. Free. For more, email info@sarniahistoricalsociety.com

Living with Diabetes

Free workshop provides overview on living well with diabetes. At Rapids Family Health Team, 1150 Pontiac Dr., 1:30 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949