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Week of Sept. 24

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Wednesday, Sept. 23

Book Discussion

Author and retired OPP Sgt. Barry Ruhl visits Lambton County Library branches in Point Edward (10 a.m.), Sarnia (2 p.m.) and Corunna (6:30 p.m.) to discuss his book “A Viable Suspect: The story of multiple murders and how a police force’s reach proved too short for Canada’s most notorious cold case.” Visit www.lclibrary.ca.

Sip, Savour & Stylize

An event featuring jewelry and clothing vendors, an interactive fashion show and wine and hor d’oeuvres in support of the Strangway Centre. Admission by donation. 260 East St. North, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. For more, call Sarah at 519-332-0330, ext. 3703

Cooking Classes

Free, vegetable based cooking classes will be held at First Christian Reformed Church from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Call to reserve a space at 519-336-8808. (Also runs Sept. 30, Oct. 7 & 14)

A Healthy You

Six-week nutrition education program begins covering carbohydrates, food label reading, protein, meal planning, healthy fats, emotional eating, and physical activity. 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. West Lambton Community Health Centre, 429 Exmouth St. Call 519-344-3017, ext. 259 to register.

Car Seat Clinic

Lambton Public Health holding a clinic at 160 Exmouth St., in Point Edward. Parents should install the child car seat and then bring the car seat manual, vehicle manual and the child to the clinic. 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. For more, call 519-344-2062 ext. 2111

Thursday, Sept. 24

Teen Advisory Group

TAG meets from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Sarnia Library. Earn volunteer hours, meet new friends, help organize programming, enjoy snacks and share the love of books. Call 519-845-3324 to pre-register.

Astronomy

Speaker Denis Grey will discuss the “Two Great Eclipses of 2015,” including highlights from his trip to the Faroe Islands in March and prospects for the Sept. 27th Lunar Eclipse. Meeting of the Sarnia chapter of the Royal Astronomical Society, 7 p.m., Door open at 6:50 p.m. Errol Road School library, 989 Errol Rd., East. For more, visit https://sites.google.com/site/rascsarnia/home

Friday, Sept. 25

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

Vinyl records are 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., 7:45 p.m. to 10 p.m. For more, call (519) 337-0507

Smooth Latin and Jazz

Tenor Alejandro Quintanilla and Soles Haven present an evening of romantic jazz and Latin music at the Sarnia Library Auditorium, in support of the Alzheimer Society. 124 Christina St. S. Food and bar available. Tickets, $10, at Alzheimer Society or visit www.soleshaven.com. For more, call 519-332-4444.

Saturday, Sept. 26

Liver Walk

The Canadian Liver Foundation hosts a fundraising walk, the Bernadette Leclerc Memorial Stroll for Liver, beginning at 9 a.m. at Canatara Park. For more info, contact Sheila Hughes at 519-336-5223 or [email protected]. Visit www.strollforliver.ca

Cat Video Film Festival

The 2nd annual event held at the Sarnia Library from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. (All ages; drop-in). Call 519-845-3324.

Garage Sale

At the St-Thomas d’Aquin Parish Hall, a two-day garage sale organized by the Knights of Columbus featuring a large variety of items. All welcome. 895 Champlain Rd., Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more, call 519-542-8292

Fishing Derby

Bluewater Anglers fall big fish derby is both a boat and shore event for salmon, rainbow and brown trout. Entry fee, $10, must be received by 5:30 p.m. Friday. For details visit www.bluewateranglers.com

Canoe & Kayak

Lambton Outdoors Club hosting a four-to-six hour downriver paddle. Medium difficulty. Meet 8 a.m. at Sarnia Bay boat launch. For more, call Barb at 226-663-6019 or Brian at 519-542-2015

Sunday, Sept. 27

Kidney Walk

12th annual Sarnia walk to fight kidney disease and provide patient services in Canatara Park at the Kiwanis Pavilion. Registration 9 a.m., walk at 10 a.m. For more, visit www.kidneywalk.ca, call Elaine at 519-344-3462 or email [email protected].

Roast Beef Dinner

At Grace United Church, featuring roast beef, potatoes, gravy, vegetables and homemade desserts, in support of hot lunch program at Lansdowne school. 990 Cathcart Blvd., 5 p.m. Tickets, $15 adults, $7 children six-to-10, under six free, by calling 519-542-1203 or visiting church office.

Gentlemen’s Ride

The Distinguished Gentlemen’s Ride is a motorcycle ride in support of prostate cancer research in which riders dress in dapper style. Route revealed only to those who register. Bikes displayed at Ups ‘N Downs noon to 12:30 p.m. For more, visit www.gentlemensride.com or contact Jerry at [email protected]

Cycling

Lambton Outdoors Club organizing a 40-kilometre “ride-the-loop” at Pinery Provincial Park. Meet 9 a.m. at Cathcart Boulevard tennis courts. Helmets mandatory. Call Larry or Donna at 519-337-2591

Monday, Sept. 28

Grocery Store Tour

Learn tips on shopping, nutrition labels and more. Led by a registered dietitian with the West Lambton Community Health Centre. 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Call 519-344-3017 ext. 259 to register.

Science Fiction/Anime Club

Adult drop-in from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Sarnia Library, discussing writing, anime, books, comics, movies, upcoming events and more. Call 519-845-3324.

Reptiles at Risk

A free Lambton Wildlife event featuring Scales Nature Park presenters with live snakes and turtles and covering their habits, habitat, diet, etc. All welcome. YMCA Careers and Learning Centre, 660 Oakdale Ave. For more, visit www.lambtonwildlife.com

Tuesday, Sept. 29

Cooking Class

The West Lambton Community Health Centre hosts “Penny Pinching Pleasers” at 10:30 a.m. Learn how to cook healthy meals. Call 519-344-3017 ext. 259 to register.

Anti-Cancer Cooking

A free, dietician-led cooking class offered by the Twin Bridges Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic offering tips on healthy cooking. At Lighthouse Community Church, 152 Parker St. 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. For more, call 226-776-9030 or visit www.tbnplc.com

Roast Beef Dinner

The 34th annual roast beef dinner with all the trimmings at London Road West United Church, 2092 London Line. Three sittings, takeout available. Tickets, $15 adults, $5 ages five to 12, under five free, by calling Elsie at 519-344-6958

Wednesday, Sept. 30

Hymn Sing

Huron Baptist Church hosts its Fall Hymn Sing at 6:30 p.m. Join an evening of song and fellowship. Contact 519-542-4581 or visit www.huronbaptistchurch.org

Hoopla

Sarnia Computer Users Group to discuss Hoopla, Lambton Library’s new streaming service that allows patrons to borrow audiobooks, movies, music, and TV shows online. Grace United Church, 990 Cathcart Blvd., 7 p.m. For more info, visit www.scug.ca

Thursday, Oct. 1

Ladies’ Fall Expo

Entertainment, a fashion show and winetasting at the 10th annual My Secret Garden Ladies’ Fall Expo at the Dante Club. 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tickets, $5, with proceeds to Noelle’s Gift. For more, call 519-542-3301

Friday, Oct. 2

Oktoberfest

Two-day festival devoted to Bavarian music and merriment with beer, sausage, yodeling, barrel rolling and live polka music. Bayside Mall, Friday, 5 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. and Saturday 3 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. $10 entry, $25 for weekend pass. For more, visit www.sarniaoktoberfest.com

Live Music

Local three-piece band El Camino performs a free concert at Cheeky Monkey as part of the October First Friday cultural walkabout. Also show and sale by artist Nicholas Theoret. 130 Christina St. N., 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more, call Mary Anne at 519-332-0978

Sketches of Lake Huron

Opening of new exhibition and meet-and-greet with artists Lynne Kenneith Brogden and her daughter Stephanie Kaye, as part of the First Friday cultural walkabout. The R. W. Lawton Gallery at the Imperial Theatre, 168 Christina St. N. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Show runs to Nov. 2. For more, call 519-312-3263

Saturday, Oct. 3        

Baby to Teen Bonanza

Fundraiser for Lambton County Christian Academy featuring clothing, toys, bedding, footwear, games, furniture and bikes, at Bethel Pentecostal Church gym, 1565 London Line, from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Call Cindy at 519-344-3283

Night Run

Sarnia’s only night run is a fundraiser for Noelle’s Gift, featuring 5km and 10km runs and a 5km walk through Canatara Park. For registration fee information or to sign up, visit noellesgift.ca

Modern Women’s Show

At Hiawatha Horse Park, featuring over 75 interactive exhibitors, speakers, fashion show and a special event with Looneyspoons author Janet Podleski. Free admission with donation to Noelle’s Gift. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more, visit www.sarniamodernwomensshow.com

Corks, Caps & Cuisine

At the Lambton College Event Centre, featuring pairings of premium beverages and hors d’oeuvres prepared by Lambton College culinary students. 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Tickets $60. More info at lambtoncollege.ca/foundation

Stamp Club Show

The Sarnia Stamp Club holds its annual “Lampex” show and exchange featuring 10 dealers, a silent table auction and club circuit books. Free admission, all welcome. 275 Wellington St. For more, visit www.sarniastampclub.ca

Pasta Dinner

In support of the Lambton Youth Choir, a pasta dinner at Dunlop United Church featuring dinner from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., a silent auction and 7:30 p.m. concert. Tickets, $10 adults, $6 four to 12, free three and under. 786 Rosedale Ave. For tickets or info, call Ruth at 519-882-1514

Poetry & Prose

Readings of poetry and prose at John’s Restaurant by local writers Bob McCarthy and Patrick Sheridan, visitors Chad Norman, Patrick Connors and MC’d by Lynn Tait. 1643 London Line, 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more, call James at 519-383-0879 or [email protected]

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