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Week of Oct. 08

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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. 7

Ladies’ Night

Inaugural event in support of Cystic Fibrosis Canada, the Five Alarm Ladies’ Night: An Evening to Extinguish CF features volunteer firefighter servers, dinner, auction and activities. BrownStones, 1000 Finch Dr., 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tickets, $50, by calling Kristin at 519-252-2850

Harvest Dinner

Inn of the Good Shepherd hosts the 5th annual soup kitchen-style harvest dinner featuring turkey pie casserole, vegetable soup, coleslaw and homemade pies. Sittings at 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Tickets, $15, available at 115 John St. or by calling 519-344-1746, ext. 303

Living Well 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

Gentle Yoga

Start of a free weekly program of gentle yoga for all skill levels, offered by the Twin Bridges Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic. Lighthouse Community Church, 152 Parker St., 11 a.m. to 12 noon. Must register by calling 226-776-9030

Author Visit

Bob McCarthy and Gloria Pearson-Vasey will discuss their books Early Days in Oil Springs and Black Springs Abbey at the Point Edward Library. 10 a.m. For more, call 519-336-3291

Thursday, Oct. 8

Settlement Services

A representative from the YMCA Settlement Services will be at the Mallroad, 1262 Lambton Mall Road, for one-on-one assistance and information on services and programs available. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more, call 519-542-2580

Friday, Oct. 9

Stress Management Seminar

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

Motocross

At Hiawatha Horse Park, featuring professional motocross racers competing in the Canadian National Arenacross Tour over two days. Gates open 6:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Adults $20, 11 and under $12. Info and advance tickets at www.arenacrosstour.ca

Tuesday, Oct. 13

Genealogy

The Lambton County Branch of Ontario Genealogical Society hosts “Lambton County Archives” with Dana Thorne at the LDS Church, 1400 Murphy Rd. at 7:30 p.m. Free & open to public. Call 519-383-0468 or email [email protected].

Ostomy Discussion

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

Make Baby Food

Learn how to make your own baby food and introduce solids to your baby during a free class, West Lambton Community Health Centre, 425 Exmouth St., 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Limited space.  Call 519-344-3017 to register

Genealogy

Archivist Dana Thorne will discuss what is historical fact about the Shaw oil discovery at the Lambton County Archives, 787 Broadway St, Wyoming, 7 p.m., free & open to public. Call 519-383-0468 or email [email protected]

Tablet Lesson

Learn how to set up and use tablets, as well as help with any computer questions. Point Edward Library, 220 Michigan Ave., 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more, call 519-336-3291

Bluewater Chordsmen

Practices start for men interested in singing with the Sarnia Bluewater Chordsmen this holiday season. Music and instruction provided. No membership required. 7 p.m., All Saints Anglican Church, 248 Vidal St. N. For more call David at 519-339-9927

Wednesday, Oct. 14

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 1:30 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

Skill And Drill

Fall session begins of a free reading and math program for children run the Organization for Literacy in Lambton. For dates, location and to register call Judith at 519-332-4876 or email [email protected]

Stephen Lewis

Bluewater Health Foundation presents an evening with humanitarian and academic Stephen Lewis. Holiday Inn, 1498 Venetian Blvd., Speech 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner. Tickets, $250, support maternal infant child program. For more, call 519-464-4405

Brass Band

The Sarnia Concert Association presents the Hannaford Street Silver Band, Canada’s only professional brass band, under the direction of David Pell. Imperial Theatre, 168 Christina St. N. 7:30 pm. Tickets, $40 adults, $25 students, available at the Box Office or by calling 519-344-7469

Green Drinks

An informal gathering featuring architect David Lavender leading a discussion on living off the grid. Free. Limbo Lounge back room, 196 Christina St. N., open 6:30 p.m., discussion at 7 p.m. For more, contact [email protected]

Thursday, Oct. 15

Open House

Huron House Boys Home invites the community to tour the grounds, meet staff and enjoy a barbecue. 2473 Lakeshore Rd., from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. with a brief presentation at 6 p.m. For more, call 519-869-4000 or visit www.hhbh.ca/events

Parenting Program

First of four weekly classes offered by Lambton Public Health on ‘How to Talk so Kids Will Listen. Free, with childcare available. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Lambton College OEYC Main Site, 1457 London Rd. To register, call 519-383-8331, ext. 3568

Friday, Oct. 16

Rayjon AGM

Rayjon Share Care’s 30th anniversary and upcoming trips to be discussed at its annual general meeting. All welcome. Sacred Heart Church, 1465 Lecaron Ave., 7 p.m. For more, call 519-381-5929

Beginning Experience

Weekend retreat for anyone who has lost a partner through separation, divorce or death. For more information, call 519-331-8859 or 519-491- 0599 or visit www.sarniabeginningexperience.org

Rummage & Garage Sale

Two-day annual event at Central United Church with gently-used clothing, household items, small appliances, books, sporting goods, and knitting supplies. 220 George St., Friday noon to 2 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. For more, call Nancy at 519-869-2017

Poverty Rally

A public rally dedicated to the eradication of poverty locally and around the world. The steps of City Hall, 255 Christina St. N. 12 noon, all welcome. For more, call Kathy at 519-332-8055, ext. 21

“Fubar” Band

Dean “The Deaner” Murdoch from the movie Fubar brings his band Nightseeker to the Cheeky Monkey for a free live show. 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., 130 Christina St. N. For more, call 519-332-0978

Saturday, Oct. 17

Fall Fair

At Grace United Church, featuring vendors, books, baked goods, frozen foods, BBQ, tea room and wagon rides. 990 Cathcart Blvd., Admission, $2 adults. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (wagon rides 10 a.m. to 12 noon) For more, call 519-542-1203

The Secret Trial 5

Justice Film Festival presents a film that explores the Canadian government’s use of security certificates, which allows people to be detained indefinitely without charges. Sarnia Library Theatre, 7 p.m. Admission free, but donations gladly accepted. Discussion to follow. For more, call Thea at 519-542-5009

Lasagna Dinner

At St. Luke’s United Church, featuring lasagna, caesar salad, buns, pie and beverage. 350 Indian Rd. S., 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tickets, $14, available by calling 519-344-1781

Fall Bazaar

Hosted by the St. Joseph’s CWL, featuring deli, baking, attic treasures, tearoom, sewing and crafts. Corner of Stuart and Devine St., 9 a.m. to 12 noon.  All welcome. For more, call 519-332-5378

Sunday, Oct. 18

Fall Bazaar

The Dante Club Women’s Association presents a bazaar and bake sale featuring a variety of local vendors, Italian foods and a homemade lunch, eat in or take out. 1330 London Rd., 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more, call 519-542-9311

Myanmar Video

Local residents Dorothy and Fred Moss present a video on Myanmar, along with a pasta dinner, at Paterson Presbyterian Church, 120 Russell St. S. $15, advance tickets only, by calling 519-344-642. Video only $5 at the door. Dinner 5:30 p.m., video 6:30 p.m.

Dante Fall Bazaar

Dante Club Women’s Association hosts a bazaar and bake sale featuring local vendors, crafts, gift items, jewelry, knitting, Italian sweets and a hot lunch. Take out available. 1330 London Rd., 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more, call Giovanna at 519-542-1932

Rayjon Awareness Trips

Youth 16 and older, parents and all interested adults invited to learn about Rayjon trips to Haiti or the Dominican Republic at an information session, Grace United Church, 990 Cathcart Blvd., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. For more call 519-381-5929, visit rayjon.org/trips or Rayjon’s Facebook page

Canoe & Kayak

Join the Lambton Outdoors Club for a medium-level, six-hour paddle on the Maitland River. For more call John, at least four days in advance, at 519-869-2047

Nutcracker Ballet

The St. Clair Youth Ballet performs excerpts from The Nutcracker at Pathways Health Centre for Children,

Lambton Room, 1240 Murphy Rd. Free admission, with steeped tea sold in support of the arts. 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. For more, call 519-339-9981

Lasagna Dinner

At Grace United Church, featuring meat or vegetarian lasagna, caesar salad, rolls and desert in support a school lunch program. 990 Cathcart Blvd., 5 p.m. Tickets, $15 adults, $7 children, under 6 free, available at church or by calling 519-542-1203

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