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Week of Nov. 26

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Wednesday, Nov. 25

Foodgrains Bank

Teacher Colleen Witt will share her first-hand experience with projects undertaken by the Canadian Foodgrains Bank in Ethiopia. Central United Church, 990 Cathcart Blvd., 6 p.m. Free, but donations to CFGB appreciated. For more, call 519-542-1203

Thursday, Nov. 26

Open House

All welcome at an open house hosted by Riverspeak Toastmasters, which recently won a Club Leadership of the Year Award. River City Vineyard, 260 Mitton St. N., 7:30 p.m. For more visit http://riverspeak.toastmastersclubs.org/

Advent Organ Series

Cy Giacomin will play at first of four concerts at the annual Advent Organ Series at Central United Church, 220 George St., 12 p.m. Donations appreciated. For more, call 519-869-2017

Friday, Nov. 27

Christmas Show

Sarnia Sail Training holding a two-day Christmas show and sale featuring more than 25 booths of gift items, raffle table and homemade baked goods. Free admission, Sarnia Yacht Club, 1220 Fort St., Friday 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more, call Janet at 519-337-8201, ext. 2202

Quit Smoking

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free workshop to individuals quit smoking with free nicotine replacement therapy 1150 Pontiac Dr., at 10:00 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

Quarter Auction

A quarter auction at Huron Oaks Golf Club in support of Huron House Boys Home. Ticket, $5, includes bidding paddle and snacks. Second paddle $2. Cash bar and pizza available. 2587 Lakeshore Rd., doors open 6 p.m. auction at 7 p.m. For more, call Sharon at 519-869-4000

Saturday, Nov. 28

Corunna Santa Parade

Parade starts 7 p.m. at No Frills in Corunna, proceeds north on Lyndock Street and right onto Beckwith, Followed by refreshments and visit with Santa at the Clock Tower on Lyndock. For more, or to sponsor, visit www.corunnasantaclausparade.com or call Nadine at 226-932-6365

Winter Bazaar

Heaven’s Wildlife Rescue hosting a fundraising bazaar and bake sale featuring 40 vendors, crafts, homemade items and a hot dog and chili bar. Central United Church, 220 George St., 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more, call 519-466-6636 or visit www.heavenswildliferescue.org

Christmas Bazaar

At St. Paul’s Anglican Church, featuring craft vendors, face painting and bake table. Also collecting hats, scarves, mittens for charity. Free admission, coffee. 210 Michigan Ave, Point Edward. For more, call 519-337-2811

Hiking

Join the Lambton Outdoors Club for an easy, 14-kilometre hike on the St. Clair River Trail from Port Lambton to Sombra. Meet 9 a.m. at the Port Lambton Community Hall on Stoddard Street. For more, call Ted at 519-330-7895

Fish Fry

At the Point Edward Service Club, 503 Michigan Ave., 5 p.m. Tickets $17. For more, call 519-337-9822

Craft and Bake Sale

Ladies Guild at Trinity Anglican Church holding an antique craft and bake sale. Lunch counter available, 1194 Murphy Rd., 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more, call 519-542-9261

Christmas in the Village

All-ages drop in at the Point Edward Library featuring snacks, refreshments, children’s crafts and tablet tutorials. 220 Michigan Ave., 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more, call 519-336-3291

Bake Sale & Bazaar

Afton Park Place hosting a Christmas bake sale and bazaar at 1200 Afton Dr., 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. There will be vendors, handicrafts, baked goods, raffle prizes and lunch. For more, call 519-336-2362

Fundraising Dinner

In support of Celebration of Lights, a turkey dinner at the Dante Club with stand-up comedian Jason Cooper and music by Dawg House. 1330 London Rd., 5 p.m. cocktails, dinner at 6 p.m. Tickets, $55, at My Secret Garden or call 519-542-3301

To help cover costs a fundraising event is planned for Nov. 28 at the Dante Club featuring a turkey dinner, stand-up comedian Jason Cooper and music by Dawg House.

Tickets, $55, available at My Secret Garden or call 519-542-3301.

Sunday, Nov. 29

Gospel Music

St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Corunna presents The Torchman Quartet, a southern gospel group from Canada, at 437 Colborne St., 7 p.m. Tickets $15 advance, $20 at the door, children 12 and under free, available by calling the office 519-862-3641 from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Roast Beef Dinner

Dinner at St. Bartholomew’s Church, 718 Cathcart Blvd., 5 p.m. Tickets $15, children under 12 free, available at door or by calling 519-383-6933

Carol Sing

Community Christmas Carol Sing will take place at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 261 N. Christina St., 7 p.m. Music from the Sursum Cordia Male Voice Chorus & Bluewater Ceili Band. For more, call 519-541-1879

Monday, Nov. 30

Plight of Pollinators

University of Guelph professor Gard W. Otis, will discuss how pollinators likes bees and butterflies have been impacted by changing farming practices at a meeting of Lambton Wildlife. Free, open to all. 7:30 p.m., YMCA Careers and Learning Centre, 660 Oakdale Ave. For more visit www.lambtonwildlife.com

Christmas Movie

All-ages drop-in screening of the movie The Santa Clause at the Sarnia Library, 124 Christina St. S., 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more, call 519-337-3291

Tuesday, Dec. 1

Women Network AGM

All invited to the Réseau-femmes du sud-ouest de l’Ontario’s annual general meeting, 6 p.m. at the Jolliet Francophone Cultural Centre, 901 Rapids Parkway. Snacks and refreshments provided. Proceedings will be in French. For more 888-946-3029

Performing Arts

Deadline for entries to the annual Bluewater Performing Arts Festival, an adjudicated, non-competitive festival for music students. Entry cards available at van Goosen Music, 115 Mitton St. S. Cost $7 to $20. Festival at St. Giles Church in February. For more, call 519-344-2319

Wednesday, Dec. 2

Bridge Luncheon

Annual bridge luncheon at Dunlop United Church, 575 Rosedale Ave, at 12:30 p.m. Tickets $8.50, all proceeds to Dunlop’s Kitchen Contingency Fund. For more, call Gail at 519-542-2720

Adult Colouring

At Bright’s Grove Library, 2618 Hamilton Rd., 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Bring your own colouring tools. For more, call 519-845-3324, ext. 5228

Adult Colouring

At Sarnia Library, 124 S. Christian St., 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Bring your own colouring tools. For more, call 519-845-3324, ext. 5228

Thursday, Dec. 3

Teen Advisory Group

Meets in West Room at Sarnia Library, 124 S. Christian St., 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Share ideas, snacks, host contests. Receive volunteer hours for participating. Must pre-register. For more, call 519-845-3324, ext. 5228

Friday, Dec. 4

St. Nicholas Celebration

At Trinity Anglican Church for JK to Grade 5 children and featuring music, games, crafts, a video on the saint’s life and a visit from St. Nicholas. Free. 1194 Murphy Rd., For more, call 519-542-9261

Stress Seminar

Rapids Family Health Team 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

Quit Smoking

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

Hay Rides

As part of the First Friday cultural walkabout, the Sarnia Lambton Arts Council offering free horse-drawn hay rides in downtown Sarnia, starting at 7 p.m. Other activities include wine at the Lawrence House, hot chocolate at Under Wraps, roasted chestnuts at Artopia and live entertainment at Maran Fashions, . For more, call 515-337-0507

Live Music

Local musician Mike Blackmore in concert at Cheeky Monkey as part of First Friday. Also an exhibition by artist W. A. (Bill) Walters. 130 Christina St., 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more, call 519-332-0978

Stress Management

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

Quit Smoking

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

Saturday, Dec. 5

Santa Claus Parade

Sarnia’s special nighttime parade featuring floats, bands and St. Nick himself begins at Exmouth Street and travels along Christina Street to Wellington Street, starting at 6 p.m.

Hiking

Join the Lambton Outdoors Club for a two-hour, medium level Christmas Shopping Hike in London. Meet 9 a.m. at the 402 Esso Truck Stop. For more, call John at 519-869-6524

Jam a Jeep

Non-profit Lambton County Jeepers asking residents to “Jam A Jeep” full of new, unwrapped toys, which will be donated to the Salvation Army for local children this holiday season. Coffee Lodge, 400 Exmouth St., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. See Lambton County Jeepers on Facebook or email [email protected].

Christmas Bazaar

At Canon Davis Memorial Church, featuring a deli room, bake table, scrap booking supplies, jewelry and meat pies. $2 for coffee and dessert, 380 Russell St, N., 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For more, call 519-344-9531

Nativity Walk

More than 200 nativity sets will be on display at First Christian Reformed Church, 1105 Exmouth St., from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Free admission. For more, call 519-336-8808

Christmas Bazaar

Cub Pack Bazaar with baked goods, crafts, books, and toys at St. Bartholomew’s Church, 718 Cathcart Blvd., 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. For more, call 519-383-6933

Dinner and Dance

Christmas dinner-dance with dancers Melody & Francois Vallerand, at Sarnia Polish Hall, 173 Exmouth St., 6 p.m. to midnight. For more, go to www.sarniaballroomdancingclub.ca

Bake Sale

Christmas tea and bake sale, including baked goods, frozen pies, crafts, preserves, jewellry table, & quilt raffle, All Saints’ Anglican Church, 393 Lyndoch St., Corunna. 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Coffee and dessert for $3. For more, call 519-344-5167

Open House

Drop-in for refreshments, door prizes and kids crafts at Mallroad Library, 1362 Lambton Mall Rd., 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Meet technical services staff for advice on gadgets and preview newest eDevices at 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more, call 519-845-3324, ext. 5228

Electric Library

Share information on and ask questions about eReaders, tablets and computers. Bring devices with you, if possible. At Sarnia Library, 124 S. Christina St., 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more, call 519-845-3324 ext. 5228

Christmas Show

The International Symphony Orchestra presents A Child is Born featuring seasonal music and guest soprano Erica Warder. Bethel Church, 1565 London Rd., at 7:30 p.m. Tickets, $30 adults, $8 students, available at 251 Vidal St. N. For more, call Anne at 519-307-2343

Sunday, Dec. 6

Teddy Bear Toss

The 18th annual Lambton Ford Teddy Bear Toss during the Sarnia Sting home game against Ottawa, at the Sarnia Sports and Entertainment Centre, 2:05 p.m. For more, call 519-541-1717

Benefit Concert

Sarnia Bluewater Chordsmen’s annual Christmas benefit concert at Central United Church with guests the Accidentals, Central Baptist Handbell Choir and SCITS high school choir. 2 p.m. Copies of the group’s new booklet “The 70 Year History” will be available. Freewill donations to support Pathways. For more, call David at 519-339-9927

Christmas Concert

St. Paul’s United Church celebrating 125th anniversary with a Christmas concert. 360 Devine St., at 7 p.m. Tickets $2, available in advance or at door. For more, call 519-337-6312

Carol Sing

Join in caroling at Point Edward Presbyterian Church, 306 Michigan Ave., Point Edward, 7 p.m. For more, call Mabel at 519-337-6795

Documentary

Free screening of the documentary “Cowspiracy: The Sustainable Secret” about the environmental impact of factory farming, at the Sarnia Library, 124 Christina St., 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. For more, call 519-337-3291

Monday, Dec. 7

Living With Diabetes

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free workshop on how to live well with diabetes, 1150 Pontiac Dr., at 9:30 a.m.  Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

Living Well with Diabetes

Rapids Family Health Team offering free workshop that provides an overview on living well with diabetes, 1150 Pontiac Dr., 9:30 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

Book Club

Adult book club at Sarnia Library, 124 S. Christina St., 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. For more, call 519-845-3324 ext. 5228

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