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Week of October 17

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Thursday, Oct. 17

Unplanned

Christian Impact Forum presents the film Unplanned, about a woman who transformed from a pro-choice abortion clinic director to a pro-life speaker. 7 p.m. Sarnia Library Theatre, 124 Christina St. S. Tickets, $10 adults, $5 students. For more, email [email protected]

Friday, Oct. 18

Garage Sale

Fall Rummage-Garage Sale at Central United Church, 220 George St., Friday, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Gently-used fall and winter clothing, kitchenware, small appliances and furniture, books, jewellery, plants, and more. Proceeds to St. Joseph’s Hospice. For more, call 519-344-4561

Euchre Party

Friday afternoon euchre resumes at Dunlop United Church, 757 Rosedale Ave., 1 p.m. Everyone invited on Fridays for cards and socializing. No need to be church member. $3 playing fee, includes refreshments. For more, call Barb at 519-542-2257

Concert

Sarnia-born guitarist and singer-songwriter Phil Smy, also known as the Jazz Samurai, performs live in the Turret Room at the Lawrence House, 127 Christina St. S., 7 p.m. $10 at door or online at www.lawrencehouse.ca. For more, call 519-337-0507

Saturday, Oct. 19

Hike

The Lambton Outdoor Club is hiking the Komoka Trails. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

Toxic Tour

Aamjiwnaang & Sarnia Against Pipelines hosts a Toxic Tour of Chemical Valley to bring awareness to health impacts and environmental injustice at the Aamjiwnaang First Nation. Includes lunch, guided bus and walking tour. Maawn Doosh Gumig, 1972 Virgil Ave., 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Register at www.aamjiwnaangsolidarity.org. For more, contact [email protected]

Fish Fry

A fish fry at Community of Christ Church hosted by the Order of the Eastern Star, Britannia Chapter No. 34, 2390 Lasalle Line, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tickets $20, children 12 and under free. For tickets, contact Jennifer at 519-882-4706

Ballroom Dancing

Ballroom dancing hosted by the Sarnia Ballroom Dancing Club at the Sarnia Legion, 286 Front St. N., 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Free workshop/lesson on Rumba One from 7:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. $30 per couple. All welcome. For more, visit www.sarniaballroomdancingclub.ca

Fall Fair

Grace United Church hosting a fall fair featuring baking, frozen soups and chili, BBQ, tea room, books, attic treasures, jewelry, sporting goods, face painting etc. 990 Cathcart Blvd., 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Free admission. For more, call 519-542-1203

Fish Fry & Dance

A pickerel fish fry and dance with music by by Full Disclosure. Corunna Legion, 350 Albert St., doors open 5 p.m., dinner 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., dance until midnight. Advance tickets sold at the Legion, $20/person. Accessible building. All welcome. For more, call 519-862-1240

Tree Fest

Tour Rebound’s The HUB and learn about its Teenage Tree Program, created with Return the Landscape, Maajiigin Gumig and the Unitarian Fellowship, to reconnect youth with nature, at its native tree sale. Includes BBQ and refreshments. St. Luke’s Church, 350 Indian Rd. S., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more, contact [email protected] or 519 464-6544

Sunday, Oct. 20

Polio Walk

Rotary Clubs in the Sarnia area holding a ‘Walk in the Park to End Polio,’ a wild virus now limited to Afghanistan and Pakistan. Beginning at the north end of Terry’s Loop in Canatara Park, 10 a.m. For more, contact Cindy Dubois at 519-330-3344

Monday, Oct. 21

Crisis Line Training

The Sexual Assault Survivors’ Centre Sarnia-Lambton looking for volunteers ages 18+ to offer support on a 24-hour crisis line. Training sessions Oct. 21, Oct. 28, and Nov. 4 at 420 East. St. N., 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Must attend all sessions. Bring current resume. Light dinner included. To register, call Trish at 519-337-3154

Video Game Night

Refined Fool holding a free District Beta virtual reality and retro video game night. Play old favourite video games and some new in Virtual Reality technology. 1326 London Rd., 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. For more, call 519-704-1665

Tuesday, Oct. 22

Knee Acupuncture

Free six-week program for individuals suffering with knee pain. Twin Bridges NPLC, 153 Christina St. S., 8 a.m. or 8:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays until Nov. 28. To register and see if you qualify, call 226-776-9030, ext. 2

Making Baby Food

Learn signs of baby readiness, feeding schedules and tips, healthy meals and snack ideas. West Lambton Community Health Centre, 429 Exmouth St., 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Must register by calling 519- 344-3017, ext. 259

Cooking Class

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free cooking class “Meals for One.” 1150 Pontiac Dr., 9:30 a.m. Also on Oct. 23 at same location, 1:30 p.m., and Oct. 24 at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian, Corunna, 9:30 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

Bingo & Euchre

Community of Christ Church hosting bingo, euchre and lunch at 1004 Leckie Dr. $5. Starts at 11 a.m. For more, call 519-336-5124

Coffee & Conversation

Camlachie United Church hosting an informal event for those on a grief journey. 6784 Camlachie Rd., 7 p.m. No registration required. Accessible, fragrance-free building. For more, contact Sue Johnson 519-869-2102 or Audrey Jackson 519-542-7089, or visit www.camlachieunited.ca

Wednesday, Oct. 23

Facts and Chat

Strangway Centre holding a “Facts and Chat” on Differentiating Alzheimer’s from Dementia, presented by Christine Wright of Alzheimer’s Society. 260 East St. N., 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Free. Pre-register by calling 519-332-0656

Film Screening

Local author and filmmaker James Wallen will screen his film Gridiron Underground, about black U.S. football players who came to Canada seeking opportunity in the 1940s. Sarnia Library Theatre, 124 Christina St. S., 7 p.m. Tickets, $10, available at Blackwater, The Book Keeper and at door. For more, contact [email protected]

Polish Language

The Polish Alliance of Canada, Branch #14, holding registration for Polish Language Classes for students in JK to Grade 8. No previous knowledge of Polish language or background necessary. Polish Hall, 173 Exmouth St. 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. For more, call or text Henryk at 519-333-9379

Chair Exercise

Free gentle exercise classes done seated or standing by a chair to improve endurance, strength, balance and flexibility. St. Bartholomew’s Church, 718 Cathcart Blvd., 10 a.m., Mondays and Wednesdays. Wear appropriate shoes. Sponsored by the VON Smart Program. Register at first session. For more, contact Beryl Devere at [email protected]

Parkinson’s Support

Individuals living with Parkinson’s and care partners invited to participate in Sarnia-Lambton Parkinson’s support group meeting in lower level community room at Clearwater Arena, 1400 Wellington St., 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more, call 519-337-5330

Thursday, Oct. 24

Getting Kids Active

St. Anne’s school hosting a free “Physical Literacy” information night to help parents and families get kids active. Reps from local sports teams, clubs, businesses, etc. will be on hand with info. Food, beverages, and guest speaker Wes Harding. 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., 1000 Rapids Parkway. For more, call teacher Jeff Cardy at 519-542-2710

Stress Management

A session to look at how stress affects us, effective ways to cope, and ideas for healthy lifestyle adjustments. Twin Bridges NPLC, 153 Christina St. S., 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com

Music Therapy

No music experience required. At the West Lambton Community Health Centre, 429 Exmouth St., 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursdays until Nov. 28. To register, call 519-344-3017, ext. 259

Health Lecture

Bluewater Health starting “Mini Medical School,” a series of lectures to the public on health topics. Radiologist Dr. Youssef Almalki will speak about breast, lung and colon cancer screening at the first event. In the Auditorium, Level 2, London Building at Bluewater Health, 89 Norman St., 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. To register, email [email protected]

Friday, Oct. 25

What’s Your Story?

A session that includes guided self-reflection for you to explore your beliefs, values and narratives. Twin Bridges NPLC, 153 Christina St. S., 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com

Choir Concerts

Synergy 150, a 70-voice community choir, presents “Ride the Tide of Emotions” at Camlachie United Church, 6784 Camlachie Rd., 7 p.m. Also on Oct. 27 at 2 p.m. Light refreshments after show. Tickets $15 adults, $8 students, under 12 free. For tickets call, the church 519-899-4720, Mary Jean 519-786-3075 or Sharon 519-491-7087

Dinner and Music

A roast beef dinner followed by a performance sof the Georgian Singers at Paterson Memorial Church, 120 Russell St. S., 6 p.m. Tickets $20, or $5 for concert only. For tickets, call 519-344-6422 or 519-542-8269

Free Skating

Goodlife Fitness hosting a free family Halloween skate at Sarnia Arena. All welcome. Costumes welcome. Treats, crafts and draw. Donations to Spin4Kids. 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. 134 Brock St. S., For more, call 519-344-1330

Battle of the Bands

Battle of the Bands to end violence against women, with portion of proceeds to Sexual Assault Survivors’ Center. Theatre 42, 900 Devine St., 7:30 p.m. $25. For tickets, visit buytickets.at/t42

Saturday, Oct. 26

Hiking

The Lambton Outdoor Club is hiking the Dunes and Swales near Ipperwash. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

Art Sale

Sale of original paintings, abstracts, landscapes, floral and sculpture by Brights Grove artist Regina Gudelis. 2614 Kaymar Cr., Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more, call 519-869-2022 or visit www.reginagudelis.com

Card Making

Create stwo greeting cards at Point Edward Library, 220 Michigan Ave., 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. $10, includes instruction & supplies. To pre-register call 519 336-3291

Costume Contest

The Corunna Legion holding a costume contest with a Woodstock theme, including musical entertainment and meat draw. 350 Albert St., vocal warm up 3 p.m., meat draw 4 p.m. Food available. Accessible building. All welcome. For more, call 519-862-1240

SMArt Fair

Second annual Sarnia Muslim Association women’s art fair featuring cultural food, original arts & crafts, henna and more. 1609 London Line, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission. For more, visit the Facebook event or contact [email protected]

Autumn Bazaar

St. Benedict’s CWL Autumn Bazaar featuring knitting, sewing, bake table, turkey pies, books, deli table, candy table. Luncheon available with soup, sandwiches, muffins. 1011 Oak Ave., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more, contact Jackie Detailleur at [email protected] or the church at 519-336-2653

Vendor Event

Fifth annual Women Helping Women Sarnia vendor event in memory of Jessica Nethery and in support of the Women’s Interval Home. Featuring 50+ vendors, bake sale, BBQ, refreshments, used book sale, face painting, games and more. Theatre 42, 900 Devine St., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. followed by dedication ceremony. For more, contact [email protected]

Pumpkin Carving

Refined Fool hosting a pumpkin carving event for the whole family. Pumpkins, carving tools and stencils provided. 137 Davis St., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. For more, call 519-704-1335

Intro Curling

Free 2-3 hour introductory curling session for ages 14+. Sarnia Golf & Curling Club, 500 Errol Rd. W. Choose from four sessions: Saturday 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. To register, contact 519-336-2201, ext. 234 or [email protected]

Sunday, Oct. 27

Stamp Collecting

The Sarnia Stamp Club’s meetings and annual show have moved to Alexander Mackenzie Secondary School. The club meets the fourth Sunday of the month, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., 1257 Michigan Ave. For more, visit

http://www.sarniastampclub.ca/

Wildlife Presentation

A Pinery Park representative will discuss recent bat initiatives and research taking place in the park. Learn about bats, white-nose syndrome and how to get involved. YMCA Learning Centre, 680 Oakdale Ave., 7 p.m. For more, call 519-312-9216

Turkey Luncheon

The Mayflower Rebekah Lodge #324 holding a turkey luncheon with homemade desserts. All Saints Anglican Church, 498 Lyndoch St., Corunna, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tickets $15. For more, call Dianne Forrest at 519-466-5564

Philosophy Talks

Ken Bryson will addresses the question, “Who am I?” at the Strangway Centre, 260 East St. N., 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. $6 for non-members. Pre-register by calling 519-332-0656

Tuesday, Oct. 29

Distress Line

Volunteers needed for the Family Counselling Centre’s Distress Line and Tel-Check programs. Register attendance at the Information Session, 1086 Modeland Rd., 6:30 p.m., or call Donna at 519-336-0120, ext. 251

Diabetes Cooking

A series focusing on the basics of healthy eating for diabetes prevention and management. Led by a dietitian, includes education and cooking. 429 Exmouth St., 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. To register, call 519-491-2123, ext. 223

Rayjon Meeting

Rayjon’s annual general meeting held at Sacred Heart Parish Meeting Room, 1465 Lecaron Ave., 7 p.m. All welcome. Light snacks and refreshments provided. Reports and impact of Rayjon’s 2019 work to be shared and board membership confirmed. For more, contact Dianne McKillican 519-862-1963

Wednesday, Oct. 30

Facts and Chat

Strangway Centre holding a “Facts and Chat” on How to Grow Houseplants Successfully, presented by DeGroot’s Nurseries. 260 East St. N., 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Free. Pre-register by calling 519-332-0656

Friday, Nov. 1

Critical Questions

St. Joseph’s Hospice offering 8-week Education and Support Group for people grieving the death of a significant person in their life. Assessment required prior to attendance. 475 Christina St. N., 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Fridays until Dec. 20. Free. To schedule, contact Katie Joosten at 519-337-0537 ext. 373 or [email protected]

Silent Film

Relive the way the 1925 silent film The Phantom of the Opera would have been screened in a city theatre with live pipe organ accompaniment. Central United Church, 220 George St., 8 p.m. Tickets $20, available at Cheeky Monkey. For more, contact [email protected] or 519-864-1119

Stress Management

Rapids Family Health Team offering free 2-hour group session that provides an overview of how to manage stress. 1150 Pontiac Dr., 9:30 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

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