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Week of Oct. 15

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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]

Stroller Fitness

Twin Bridges Baby & Me classes offered by certified fitness specialist and health promoter to encourage healthy start for baby and mom. Wednesdays for three weeks meeting at Canatara Park cannon or Lighthouse Community Church in bad weather. 9:30 a.m. to10:30 a.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com or call 226-776-9030

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

After Five-Live

In support of the Sarnia Community Foundation’s Scholarship Funds an event featuring the band Redline, appetizers and a cash bar. Sarnia Riding Club, 980 Riding Club Lane, 5:30 p.m. Tickets, $20, reserved by calling 519-332-2588.

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

Latin Fiesta

The Catholic Hispanic Community of Sarnia-Lambton hosting a Latin Fiesta featuring live music, dancing and dining at the Portuguese Hall, 399 Campbell St., from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. All proceeds to St. Thomas Aquinas Parish. Tickets, $20 available from Olga at 519-491-6076

Halloween Dance

Hosted by the Sarnia Ballroom Dancing Club at the Camlachie Community Centre, 6767 Camlachie Rd. Free for first time attendees. 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. For more visit www.sarniaballroomdancingclub.ca

Open House

New business Math Plus Tutors holding a community open house with refreshments, giveaways and information. 805 Christina St. N., Unit 101, from 12 noon to 2 p.m. For more visit www.mathplustutors.ca or call 519-542-1999

Sunday, Oct. 18

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

Monday, Oct. 19

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

Junior Achievement

Another JA company program starts offers high school students the chance to work in a team and collaborate on an entrepreneurial venture. Free, 20-week program. Mondays, 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 109 Durand St. For more, contact Becky at 519-336-1484 or [email protected]

Tuesday, Oct. 20

Customer Service

Speaker Jack Smalley will discuss how companies can take their customer service to the next level. Hosted by Express Employment Professionals, at the Dante Club, 1330 London Rd., 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Tickets, $20, includes breakfast. For more, call 519-336-7962

Business Breakfast

Keynote speakers Ian Chamandy and Ken Aber will answer the business question “Why should I choose you,” at a breakfast kicking off Sarnia-Lambton Business Week, Best Western Guildwood Inn, 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Tickets, $25, online at eventbrite.ca “Business Week Kickoff Breakfast.” For more, visit [email protected]

Wednesday, Oct. 21

Newcomers Cooking

Free cooking class held at the YMCA Learning and Career Centre, 660 Oakdale Ave. All skill levels welcome. 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call 519-344-3017 to register.

Figure Skating

Point Edward Figure Skating Club offering Pre-Canskate sessions for children ages 3 to 5. Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., 210 Monk Street in Point Edward. To register, visit www.pointedwardskatingclub.com

Beef Dinner

Canon Davis Memorial Church holding a beef dinner and raffle, 380 Russell St. N., at 5 p.m. Cost, $15 adults, $7 children. For reservations call 519-344-9531

Gardening Talk

National Post columnist Denise Hodgins discusses “Understanding Garden Lingo” at a meeting hosted by the Sarnia Horticultural Society. 7 p.m., Redeemer Christian Reformed Church, 5834 Blackwell Sideroad. All welcome. For more, call Barb at 519-332-5837

Thursday, Oct. 22

Transition Fair

Jump Start hosts a fair to help teens with special needs prepare for life after high school, including info on jobs, recreation, housing, support groups, etc. Alexander Mackenzie Secondary School, 1257 Michigan Ave., Complimentary dinner 5 p.m., fair from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Register by Oct. 15 by calling Karen at 519-542-3471

Friday, Oct. 23

Cooking Fall Vegetables

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free class on cooking fall vegetables, 1150 Pontiac Dr., at 9:30 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

Haunted House

An all-ages drop-in at the Bright’s Grove Library, 2618 Hamilton Rd. 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more, call 519-869-2351

Elder Abuse

Sarnia Elder Abuse Awareness Network hosts a day of training on elder abuse issues featuring John Keating, Ross Stuart and a Community Panel. 9 a.m., Gateway Room, St. Clair Corporate Centre, 265 Front St. N. Cost $90. Seating limited. For more, contact Mary-Ann at 519-336-3720, ext. 5704

Indoor Garage Sale

At Dunlop United Church, a two-day indoor garage sale featuring clean household articles and treasures and more. 757 Rosedale Ave. Enter from Hall Street parking lot. No admission charge. Friday, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. For more, call Ian at 519-337-3061

PA Day Cooking

A cooking program for children ages 5-12 to learn about healthy food and tasty recipes. Offered by Twin Bridges NPLC, 109 Crawford

St., from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.  Register at www.tbnplc.com or call 226-776-9030

Saturday, Oct. 24

Pickerel Fry

Fish fry and dance at the Corunna Legion featuring seafood chowder, pickerel, baked potato, beans and trimmings. 350 Albert St. Dinner 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., dance with Brian Moon and the Rare Breed at 7:30 p.m. Tickets 20. For more, call 519-862-1240

Bingo

The Rebekah Assembly of Ontario holding a bingo at All Saints Anglican Church in Corunna to raise money to send a high school student to the United Nations. 18 and over. 498 Lyndock St., 7 p.m. For more, call Dianne at 519-337-1899

Hiking

Join the Lambton Outdoors Club for a 4.5-hour, difficult level hike on the Elgin Trail. Meet 8 a.m. at the Highway 402 Esso truck stop. For more, call Doug at 519-330-4960

Zombiefest

Dress as zombies and wander the downtown. All ages drop-in, youth under 18 need signed parental slip available at Sarnia Library reference desk. 12 noon to 5 p.m. Movies shown before and after the 2 p.m. walk. Walkers gather at 124 Christina St. S. For more, call 519-845-3324

Locally Lambton Dinner

In support of the United Way, 8th annual buffet dinner featuring the best of locally grown foods, with an auction and cash bar. Lambton College Event Centre, 1485 London Rd. Reception 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. Tickets, $45, or $85 per couple, available by calling 519-336-5452, ext. 0

Clothing Sale

St. Luke’s United Church holding a sale of nearly new clothing from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 350 Indian Rd. S. For more, call 519-344-1781 or [email protected]

Craft & Vendor Sale

At St. Paul’s United Church, featuring more than 25 vendors including Wooden Roses, Scentsy, Tupperware, Sunset Gourmet, etc. Free admission, 360 Devine St. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more, call Jennie at 519-383-8723

Fiery Faces

Annual family fun day at Degroot’s Nursery featuring cookie decorating, face painting, gunk ‘n dunk and a pumping carving demo. Free admission. 1840 London Line, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more, visit www.fieryfaces.ca

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