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Week of Oct. 21

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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

r.LOUNGE

The community is invited to an open house at r.LOUNGE, a safe, inclusive space for youth ages 12 and up and now operating Monday to Friday at Sarnia-Lambton Rebound. 10 Lorne Crescent, 4 p.m. For more, contact Sara at [email protected] or call 519-344-2841

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

Live Theatre

Theatre Sarnia presents Shorthanded, a Canadian comedy directed by Jay Peckham about old-timers hockey. 168 Christina St N., Runs Oct. 23, 24, 28-31 at 7:30 p.m., and Oct. 25 at 2 p.m. Tickets, $12.50 to $25. Call 344-SHOW or visit www.imperialtheatre.net

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

Fall Bazaar

At St. Benedict’s Parish Centre, featuring knitting, sewing, baking, jewelry and turkey pies. Soup and sandwich luncheon available. 1011 Oak Ave, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., For more, contact Jackie at [email protected]

2P-ornot-2P

A family-friendly poker walk in Canatara Park to raise money and awareness about water and latrine shortages in Cambodia. Supporting The Eyes of Leah International Aid. 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Adults $25, $40 couple, $50 family. For more, call 519-336-1836

Sunday, Oct. 25

Pumpkinfest

Pumpkinfest hosted by the Optimists featuring pumping carving and decorating, a monster lab, bowling, food, games and contests. Courtright Silverdome on Third Street. 12 noon to 3 p.m. For more, call Mary Lou at 519-862-3950

Therapeutic Swim

A six-week instructional exercise program offered by Twin Bridges and performed in an 88-92 degree salt-water pool. Runs Mondays at Pathways Health Centre, 1240 Murphy Rd., 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Register at

www.tbnplc.com or call 226-776-9030

Monday, Oct. 26

Cooking Fall Vegetables

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free class on cooking fall vegetables, 1150 Pontiac Dr., at 1:30 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

Genetic Modification

Jeremy McNeil, professor of chemical ecology at Western University, discusses pros and cons of genetic modification at a meeting of Lambton Wildlife. Free. All welcome. 7:30 p.m., YMCA Careers and Learning Centre, 660 Oakdale Ave. For more visit www.lambtonwildlife.com

Power of Food

Janet Jacks, author of Discover the Power of Food, deciphers nutrition myths and explains why dieting doesn’t work. Mallroad Library, 1262 Lambton Mall Rd., 7 p.m. For more, call 519-542-2580

Parenting Program

First in a free, two-part program called Siblings Without Rivalry offered by Lambton Public Health. 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Corunna Best Start centre, St. Joseph Catholic School, 535 Birchbank Drive, Corunna. Free childcare available. To register, call 519-892-3151

Acupuncture Clinic

Twin Bridges Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic offering a free, six-week acupuncture clinic for people

suffering knee pain. Mondays and Thursdays to Dec 3, 109 Crawford St., 9 a.m. to10 a.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com or call 226-776-9030 and talk to an RN

Tuesday, Oct. 27

Economical Cooking

West Lambton Community Health Centre presents a free cooking class called Penny Pinching Pleasers. 10:30 a.m., 429 Exmouth Street. To register call 519-344-3017

Wednesday, Oct. 28

Computer Users

Guest speaker Laura Greaves will discuss the Sarnia Historical Society’s recently launched website at a meeting of the Sarnia Computer Users Group. Grace United Church, 990 Cathcart Blvd., 7 p.m. For more, call Norm at 519-542-1949 or visit www.scug.ca

Thursday, Oct. 29

Wind Research

Tom G. Mara, research engineer at the UWO Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel Laboratory, will discuss the latest research on wind effects on structures at a spring meeting of the Professional Engineers Ontario, Lambton Chapter. 6 p.m., Lambton College Event Centre. RSVP at 519-481-1221 or [email protected]

Friday, Oct. 30

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 10:00 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

Spoken Word

Halloween is the theme of a Spoken Word session involving an inclusive group of writers, artists and musicians who celebrate the art of performance with a free, open mic. Lawrence House, 127 Christina St. S., 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. For more, call (519) 337-0507

Saturday, Oct. 31

Hiking

Join the Lambton Outdoors Club for a two-hour, medium level hike at the L.C. Henderson Conservation Area. Meet 9:30 a.m. at the entrance in Petrolia. For more, call Ernie at 519-882-1262

Fall Bazaar

At St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, featuring food tables, frozen entrees, jewelry, books, collectables, tea room, etc. Free admission. 261 Christina St. N., 9 a.m. to 12 noon. For more, call 519-332-2662

Choir Concert

The Bluewater Chamber Choir presents a Halloween Harvest Concert featuring the Wavesong Vocal Ensemble. Central United Church, 220 George St. Tickets at the door, $15 adults, $10 students, free under 12. For more, call 519-344-4561

The Running Dead

A family-friendly Zombie Fun Run featuring a 5K course and 1K “trek or treat” treasure hunt for children in Canatara Park. Proceeds to local charities. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tickets start at $10 children, $25 adults. Email [email protected]

Sunday, Nov. 1

Afternoon Concert

The Ontario Registered Music Teachers Association presents a fundraising concert featuring professional, teacher and student performances on piano, harp, xylophone, voice, etc. 2 p.m., Sarnia Library Theatre. Tickets $15 at the door, children $5

Big Band Blast

The International Symphony Orchestra presents the Bluewater Big Band with jazz singer Denise Pelley at the Imperial Theatre. 168 Christina St. N., 2 p.m. Tickets, $30 adults, $12 students. For more, call Anne at 519-337-7775

Anniversary Service

Central United Church marking its 183rd anniversary with a special 10:30 p.m. service followed by a reception. 220 George St. For more, call Nancy at 519-869-2017

Wednesday, Nov. 4

Workplace Wellness

Sarnia-Lambton Workplace Wellness Committee hosting interactive workshop for employers, managers and others to create a culture of health at work. 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Lambton College Event Centre. Cost, $25. For more, call 519-344-2062, ext. 2142. Register at www.workplacewellness101.eventbrite.ca

 

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