Week of September 12

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Thursday, Sept. 12

Anger Management

Eight-week series facilitated by Glenn Ethridge & Joy Cascotto at West Lambton Community Health Centre, 429 Exmouth St., 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays until Oct. 31. Must register by calling 519-344-3017, ext. 237

 

Community Choir

The Sarnia and District Community Choir is looking for a

pianist/accompanist for coming season, which begins Sept.12.

For info about the choir, visit:

www.sarniaanddistrictcommunitychoir.com and send enquiries to: sanddcc@gmail.com

 

PastaFest

Sarnia Community Foundation hosting PastaFest at the Dante Club, 1330 London Rd., 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Includes dinner, silent auction and baked goods. $15 per person. Eat in or take out. For tickets, call 519-332-2588

 

Hospice Series

St. Joseph’s Hospice presents a new Speaker Series to mark 10th anniversary. Educator, psychotherapist, nurse and thanotologist Andrea Warnick to speak about children’s grief and bereavement at Grace United Church, 990 Cathcart Blvd., 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Free. RSVP by calling 519-337-0537 (Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.) or info@sjhospice.ca

 

Community Choir

Fall rehearsals start for the Sarnia and District Community Choir. Redeemer Lutheran Church, 429 Indian Rd. N., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. All singers welcome, basses especially needed. For more, visit www.sarniaanddistrictcommunitychoir.com, email sanddcc@gmail.com or leave a message at 519-344-9407

 

Friday, Sept. 13

Bereaved Parents

St. Joseph’s Hospice offering an 8-week Support Group for parents grieving the loss of a child. Assessment required prior to attendance. 475 Christina St. N., 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Fridays until Nov. 1. Free. To schedule, Katie Joosten at 519-337-0537 ext. 373 or kjoosten@sjhospice.ca

 

Laughs at Legion

Comedians Jeff Leeson and Tige Wright appearing at the Sarnia Legion for a two-night comedy event, Friday and Saturday. Proceeds to “Leave the Streets Behind” for homeless vets. 286 Front St. N., open 7 p.m., showtime 8 p.m. Advance tickets $25, $30 at door. Call Paul at 519-490-3236 or visit www.sarnialegion.com/shop. Call Ron at 519-328-5009 with questions.

 

Saturday, Sept. 14

Walk-a-thon & Bazaar

Heaven’s Wildlife Rescue holding 8th annual Walk-a-thon and Bazaar at Canatara Park, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Includes BBQ lunch, silent auction, bazaar, kids zone and wild zone, and live music. Dogs welcome. Prizes for most pledges, proceeds to Heaven’s Wildlife Rescue. For more, contact events@heavenswildliferescue.org

 

Exercise Classes

New exercise classes for ages 20+ at the Strangway Centre include Low Intensity Interval Training, 9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m., and Bouncing Back After Delivery (post-natal exercise), 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 260 East St. N. Register by calling 519-332-0656

 

Nature Presentation

Larry Cornelis and Justin Nicol help you improve tree identification skills and gain knowledge about the trees in Sarnia-Lambton. Picnic barn at Canatara Park, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. $20 registration fee, includes materials and lunch. Free for students. For more, contact Felicia Nicol at 519-402-2326 or fsyer01@gmail.com

 

Roadrunners

The Sarnia Roadrunners present 1, 3 and 5 km runs beginning at Terry’s Loop in Canatara Park, 8:30 a.m. All runners and walkers welcome. Cost $5. For more, contact sarniaroadrunners@gmail.com

 

Grand Opening

The Lovewell Birth Collective & Wellness Shops’ host its grand opening with local vendors, treats, activities for the children and more. 188 Maxwell St. For more, contact Lovewellsarnia@gmail.com, 519-491-6130 or visit www.lovewellcollective.ca

 

Sunday, Sept. 15

Terry Fox Run/Walk

The annual Terry Fox Run takes place at Canatara Park.  Put together a team or come with a friend. Trophy for largest team. Registration 8 a.m. under the pavillion. Run/walk begins 9 a.m.  No registration fees.  Pledge sheets at local merchants or online at terryfox.org/register

 

Church Opening

GraceWay Baptist Church Grand Opening service at Sarnia Christian School gym, 1273 Exmouth St., 10:30 a.m. For more, call Pastor Cook at 548-997-0027 or visit gracewaybaptist.ca

 

Parkinson’s Walk

This year’s Walk-It for Parkinson’s Sarnia will begin at Stokes Bay Grill & Bar, 485 Harbour Rd., Routes of 2.5 and 5 kilometres available. Registration 1 p.m., walk at 2 p.m. for more, call Phil at 519-845-0500

 

Craft Sale

Moore Museum’s annual craft & gift sale includes over 110 vendors with gifts and handmade wood crafts, Christmas ornaments, butter tarts, fudge, blankets, jewellery, pottery and more. Food booth on site. Admission $2 adults, children under 13 free with adult. 94 Moore Line, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more, contact 519-867-2020 or visit www.mooremuseum.ca

 

Monday, Sept. 16

Philosophy Talks

Dr. Ken Bryson will talk about spirituality and religion at the Strangway Centre, 260 East St. N., 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. $6 for non-members. Register by calling 519-332-0656

 

Teen Cuisine

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free, interactive cooking program for teens 13 plus. 460 Christina St. N., 4 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Tuesday Sept. 17

Baby Food

Learn easy and natural ways to make your own baby food and simple ways to introduce solids. Facilitated by Registered Dietitian. Twin Bridges NPLC, 153 Christina St. S. (Front St. entrance), 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Walking

The Lambton Outdoor Club is doing an “easy walk” at the Suncor Nature Way. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

Social Singers

The Strangway Social Singers are a free pop music-inspired choir for ages 20+. Strangway Centre, 260 East St. N., 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Register by calling 519-332-0656

 

Exercise Class

Groove! is a free dance-inspired exercise class for ages 20+ at the Strangway Centre, 260 East St. N., 4:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. Register by calling 519-332-0656

 

Cooking Class

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free cooking class, “Meatless Mondays.” 1150 Pontiac Dr., Sarnia, and St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 437 Colborne Dr., Corunna, 9:30 a.m. Also on Sept. 18, 1150 Pontiac Dr., 1:30 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Skating Club

Registration begins for the Point Edward Skating Club’s winter program at the Point Edward Community Hall, 210 Monk St., 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Also held on Sept. 24. Various programs available. For more, contact Amanda 519-466-3685 or Tanya 519-312-8428 or visit www.pointedwardskatingclub.com

 

Wednesday, Sept. 18

Recovery Canada

Recovery Canada offers weekly peer-led, self-help group meetings using cognitive-based therapy to overcome fear, anxiety, stress and panic. Meetings Wednesdays weekly at Our Lady of Mercy Parish Hall, 390 Christina St. N., 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more, contact Rita at 519-867-2932 or Brenda at glspectra@gmail.com

 

Slow Spokes Event

The Lambton Outdoor Slow Spokes are riding to Alton Wineries. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

Horticultural Society

Marg Dudley will speak about the Keukenhof Gardens in the Netherlands at a meeting of the Sarnia Horticultural Society. Kiwanis Centre, 180 College Ave. N., 7 p.m. Free admission, everyone welcome. For more, call Barb at 519-332-5837

 

Exercise Class

Essentrics is a free exercise class for ages 20+ involving stretching through continuous movement at the Strangway Centre, 260 East St. N., 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Register by calling  519-332-0656

 

Tribute Concert

Freddy Christian and the Town & Country Rockabillies present “Remembering Ricky Nelson in Song” at the Sarnia Library Theatre, 124 Christina St. S., 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tickets sold for $10 at Cheeky Monkey, or $15 at door. For more, contact Freddy at 519-328-0978 or krasterfred1@gmail.com

 

Seniors Lunch

St. Andrew’s Seniors Lunch Group meets the first and third Wednesday of the month at St. Andrew’s Church, 261 Christina St. N., 12 p.m. $8, includes juice, full meal, dessert and coffee/tea. For more, call 519-332-2662

 

Fish Dinner

A fish diner at Canon Davis Memorial Church, 380 Russell St. N., 5 p.m. Cost $15 for adults, $7 for children. Takeout available. To reserve tickets, call 519-344-9531

 

Christian Choir

Sarnia’s Christian male chorus, Sursum Corda, has started a new choir season and is welcoming new members. The choir practices Wednesdays 7:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall of First Christian Reformed Church, 1105 Exmouth St. For more call Bert at 519-312-7727.

 

Thursday, Sept. 19

Strength Training

Free Continuous Movement Strength Training for ages 20+ at the Strangway Centre, 260 East St. N., 8:45 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. Register by calling 519-332-0656

 

Coffee & Conversation

All welcome to an informal place to talk and listen to others who experiencing loss and grief. Camlachie United Church, 6784 Camlachie Rd. Sept. 19th, 9:30 a.m., or Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. Fragrance free building. For more, contact Sue Johnson 519-869-2102 or Audrey Jackson 519-542-7089 or visit www.camlachieunited.ca

 

Friday, Sept. 20

Workplace Wellness

Sarnia Lambton Workplace Wellness Committee hosting keynote and workshop on workplace stress. Dr. Robyne Hanley-Dafoe will provide strategies on “How to Work with Challenging/Difficult People in Stressful Situations.” Lambton College Event Centre, 1485 London Rd., 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. For more, contact Cynthia at 519-339-8949, ext. 177, 519-402-5274 or cmccoleman@rapidsfhteam.ca

 

Saturday, Sept. 21

Exploding Colours

A 5 kilometre run — not a race — to celebrate health and happiness while getting plastered in explosions of colour. Canatara Park, registration at 9:30 a.m., run at 10:30 a.m. Cost $40. For information and to register, visit explodingcolour.com

 

Aquarium Auction

The Sarnia Aquarium Society holding its annual auction featuring thousands of fish and related items. Sarnia Christina School gym, 1273 Exmouth St. (enter from Exmouth parking lot), doors open 9:30 a.m., auction 11 a.m. For more, contact Jack at 519-542-8282 or Bob at 519-331-0568

 

Mental Health

Mental Health & Addictions holding an open house with 25 local mental health and addiction agencies under one roof. No judgement. All welcome. Free barbecue and Naloxone kits. Unifor 914 Hall, 900 Devine St., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more, call 519-339-8949

 

Card Making

Card making class at Point Edward Library, 220 Michigan Ave., 10:30 a.m. or 1 p.m. Cost, $10, includes supplies and instructions to make 2 cards. To reserve a spot, call 519-336-3291

 

Ballroom Dance

Sarnia Ballroom Dancing Club hosts a dance at the Sarnia Legion, 286 Front St. N., 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Free workshop/lesson on “Chicago Swing” from 7:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. $30/couple for non-members. All welcome. For more, visit www.sarniaballroomdancingclub.ca

 

Indian Dance

The Prasanna Thothadri School of Dance will present an Indian classical dance recital at the Sarnia Library Theatre, 124 Christina St. South. 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Tickets are $10. For more, call Prasanna at 226-886-1501

 

Rayjon Fall Fair

At Our Lady of Mercy Parish Hall, the 25th and last annual fall fair hosted by Rayjon. Frozen foods, chili, soups, lasagna, bake table, jams, toys, books, gift baskets, etc, with tea room and barbecue. Proceeds support projects in Haiti and Dominican Republic. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 390 Christina St. N. For more, call Dianne at 519-862-1963 or visit www.rayjon.org

 

Great Sarnia Picnic

Refined Fool hosting a community picnic with live music, licensed area, games and a scavenger hunt. Barbeques on site, bring own charcoal. Mad Taco and Giresi’s available. Bandshell and Pavilion in Canatara Park, 12 p.m. to 11 p.m. Family friendly event. Rain or shine. For more, visit The Great Sarnia Picnic on Facebook

 

Sunday, Sept. 22

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/

 

Film Screening

cineSarnia presenting Wild Rose, a film about a single mom in Glasgow who longs to be a Nashville country music star. Sarnia Library, 124 Christina St. S., 7:30 p.m. Also Monday, Sept. 23rd. Rush seats $10 at door. For more, visit www.cinesarnia.com or @cinesarnia on Twitter

 

Monday, Sept. 23

Ballroom Dance

Fall Ballroom Dance Lessons beginning. Beginners classes are Cha Cha & Quickstep, or Foxtrot & Samba, Intermediate classes are Foxtrot & Samba. 10 weeks of lessons and practice nights, $110/couple (membership is $30/couple/year). For more, visit  sarniaballroomdancingclub.ca or call George 519-542-7438 or Alec 519-542-8331

 

Facts and Chat

Strangway Centre holding “Facts and Chat” event on Fraud Prevention and Driving Safety. 260 East St. N., 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Free. Pre-register by calling 519-332-0656

 

Tuesday, Sept. 24

Tai Chi

Beginners Tai Chi classes on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 260 Mitton St. N., 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. $15 per month. For more, contact 226-932-7091 or infotaichisarnia@gmail.com

 

Showcase Literacy

Featuring award-winning, best-selling author Emma Donoghue. Sarnia Library, 124 Christina St. S., 7 p.m. $50 for ticket and copy of new book “Akin,” or $60 for 2 tickets and 1 book. Proceeds to Organization for Literacy in Lambton. For more, call 519-332-4876 or visit readsarnia.org

 

Wednesday, Sept. 25

Facts and Chat

Strangway Centre holding “Facts and Chat” event on Foot Care from a Pedorthist Perspective. 260 East St. N., 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Free. Pre-register by calling 519-332-0656

 

Diabetes Cooking

West Lambton Community Health Centre offering three-month cooking series focusing on basics of healthy eating for diabetes prevention and management. Includes education and cooking component. 429 Exmouth St., 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Sept. 24, Oct. 29, and Nov. 26. To register, call 519-491-2123, ext. 223

 

Helping Children Eat

A program facilitated by a Speech Language Pathologist and Registered Dietitian to provide education on food struggles and strategies to keep mealtime positive for children ages 1-12. Twin Bridges NPLC, 153 Christina St. S., 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Christian Choir

Sarnia’s Christian male chorus, Sursum Corda, has started a new choir season and is welcoming new members. The choir practices Wednesdays 7:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall of First Christian Reformed Church, 1105 Exmouth St. For more call Bert at 519-312-7727.

 

Parkinson’s Support

People with Parkinson’s and care partners invited to meet in the Clearwater Arena community room, 1400 Wellington St., 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Bring a salad or dessert if able. For more, call 519-337-5330