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Thursday, Sept. 5

Meditation

Twin Bridges NPLC offering a free four-week session for individuals with an established meditation practice and are interested in group setting for guided meditation. 153 Christina St. S. (Front St. entrance), 12 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. Thursdays until Sept. 26. Register at www.tbnplc.com

Women’s Group

Individual and group reflection on various topics, including authenticity, vulnerability, shame, courage and owning your story. Twin Bridges NPLC, 153 Christina St. S., 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursdays until Sept. 26. Register at www.tbnplc.com

Bust a Move

Create your own musical beat to “Bust a Move” to at West Lambton Community Health Centre’s five-week program. 429 Exmouth St., 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursdays. For more, call 519-344-3017, ext. 237

Concert Band

The Phoenix Concert Band encouraging woodwind and brass musicians with their own  instrument to participate. Also looking for percussionists, drums provided.  Amateur musicians of all ages gather Thursday nights from 6:30 to 8:30. For more, email [email protected]

Balance, Bone Health

Rapids Family Health Team offering 5-week series with a Registered Occupational Therapist to help improve balance and bone health. Cruickshank Centre at Thompson Gardens, 198 Beckwith St., Corunna, 9:30 a.m. 2 hour sessions. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

Concert Band

Phoenix Concert Band, amateur musicians of all ages, looking for woodwind and brass musicians, as well as percussionists to join. Drums provided. Thursday nights at ISO Office, 143 Christina St. N., 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. For more, email [email protected]

Friday, Sept. 6

Live Music

Blackmore & Blackmore perform live at Cheeky Monkey as part of the monthly First Friday festivities. Featuring “Solstice” art show and sale by Bill Walters. 130 Christina St. N., 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more, visit www.cheekymonkeysarnia.ca

Art Exhibit

Opening reception of watercolour artist Cathy Earle’s exhibit “A Delicate Balance: Birds, Flowers and Endangered Species” at the Lawrence House, 127 Christina St. S., 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Runs until Sept. 28. Free admission, everyone welcome. For more, call 519-337-0507 or visit www.lawrencehouse.ca

Art Exhibit

Opening reception of Neon Crab Tattoo & Piercing “Off the Human Canvas” featuring the work of tattoo, graphic and chalk artist Will Graham. Lawrence House, 127 Christina St. S., 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more, call 519-337-0507 or visit www.lawrencehouse.ca

Stress Management

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

Saturday, Sept. 7

Family Fun Fair

Trinity Church hosting it annual fall fair, featuring horse-drawn hayrides, inflatables, mini-golf, face painting, games, music, hot dogs, candy floss and drinks. All free. All welcome. 1194 Murphy Rd., from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more, call 519-542-9261

Art in the Park

Rotary Club of Sarnia Bluewaterland presents a juried Show & Sale featuring variety of arts and crafts by local and regional artisans. Mike Weir Park, 2354 Lakeshore Rd., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more, visit artintheparksarnia.com

Rainbow of Hope

Sarnia Pride and Transgender Accociation hosting a fundraiser for the rainbow crosswalk to be installed in downtown Sarnia. Food, artisans, vendors, drag queens, story time, music and a dunk tank. Suncor Agora, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more, contact Rose at [email protected]

Yard Sale

Lakeshore Community Church hosting a yard sale to raise money for mission trips to Honduras, including a barbecue, baked good and refreshments. 2815 Old Lakeshore Rd., 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more, call 519-869-8485

Sunday, Sept. 8

Tai Chi

Learn how Tai Chi can improve health during FLK Taoist Tai Chi arts open house and demonstration. Lochiel Kiwanis Centre gym, 180 College Ave. N., 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Free admission. For more, call 519-344-0346

Art Exhibition

Gallery in the Grove’s opening reception for a new exhibit by Marilyn Orr and Lynne Brogden, “Follow Our Footprints Beyond the Horizon.” 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Show runs until October 19. Gift Shop Artist: Patti Cook, with her Felted Work. For more, visit www.galleryinthegrove.com or call 519-869-4643

Golf Tournament

Corunna Legion’s Mixed Scramble Golf Tournament includes 9 holes with cart and meal. St. Clair Parkway Golf Course, 132 Moore Line, 1 p.m. Sign up at Legion by Sept. 1 or register at golf course, 12:15 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. Dress code in effect. All welcome. Nine & Dine $40, golf only $30, meal only $10. For more, call 519-862-1240

Playground dedication

First Christian Reformed Church will dedicate the new accessible playground at the corner of Murphy and Exmouth, beginning at 10 a.m. Includes free bbq. Call 519-336-8808.

Monday, Sept. 9

Tai Chi

Introduction to the Fung Loy Kok Taoist Tai Chi arts at Camlachie Community Centre, 6767 Camlachie Rd., 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Demonstration and registration period followed by first of weekly classes. Also on Sept. 11 at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 437 Colborne Dr., 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. For more, call 519-344-0346

Chair Yoga

Free yoga program suitable for most abilities, offered by Twin Bridges NPLC. 153 Christina St. S. (use Front Street entrance), Mondays at 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. or 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., and Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com

Gentle Yoga

Gentle and restorative yoga program with most poses in seated or reclined position. Suitable for most abilities. Offered by Twin Bridges NPLC. Free. 153 Christina St. S. (use Front St. entrance), 12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays until Sept. 23. Register at www.tbnplc.com

Chronic Pain

Workshop with light exercises to improve strength & flexibility. Techniques to deal with stress, pain, depression & improve sleep, fatigue management, pain medications and treatments. NLCHC Cardio-Pulmonary Rehab, 460 Christina St. Mondays until Oct. 21, excluding Oct 14. To register, call 519-344-3017, ext. 237

Distress Line Volunteers

Volunteers needed for 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

Facts and Chat

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

Scottish Dancing

Scottish Country Dancing classes begin, running Mondays until end of May. Only equipment needed is soft-soled shoes. No experience necessary. Canon Davis Memorial Church, 380 Russell St. N., 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. First three lessons free with nominal charge after. For more, call Lyn at 519-336-1053 or John at 519-383-9547

Paint for Fun

All artists, beginner or experienced, invited to bring their own projects and paint in supportive group setting. St. Bartholomew’s Anglican Church, 718 Cathcart Blvd., 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., every Monday until end of April. Free, but $2/session donation appreciated. For more, call 519-541-9501

Tuesday, Sept. 10

GriefShare

Temple Baptist Church in partnership with Griefshare hosting support group for those grieving the death of a spouse, child, family member or friend. 1410 Quinn Dr., 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays until Nov. 19. $20 donation asked. For more, visit www.templebaptist.com and select Grow or call 519-542-1427

Spousal Loss

St. Joseph’s Hospice offering an 8-week evening support group for people grieving the death of a spouse or partner. Assessment required prior to attendance. 475 Christina St. N. Tuesdays until Oct. 29. Free. To schedule, contact Katie Joosten at 519-337-0537 ext. 373 or [email protected]

Prenatal Classes

Learn from a Registered Nurse how to prepare and what to expect during pregnancy, labour and delivery. Postpartum care will be addressed. Twin Bridges NPLC, 153 Christina St. S., 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays until Oct. 8. Register at www.tbnplc.com

Genealogy

The Lambton County Branch of Ontario Genealogical Society holding educational event to help participants research better using known sites and more. LDS Church, 1400 Murphy Rd., 7:30 p.m. Free & open to public. For more, email [email protected], visit www.lambton.ogs.on.ca or call 1-855-697-6687 ext. 316

Wednesday, Sept. 11

British Car Club

The Bluewater British Car Club welcomes people who own or are interested in British and European cars to monthly meeting at Paddy Flaherty’s, 130 Seaway Rd., dinner at 6 p.m., meeting at 7:30 p.m. For more, visit www.bluewaterbritishcarclub.ca

Paddling

The Lambton Outdoor Club is paddling in Bright’s Grove. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

Slow Spokes

The Lambton Outdoor Slow Spokes are riding in Canatara Park. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

Facts and Chat

Strangway Centre holding “Facts and Chat” event on Investing for Income. 260 East St. N., 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Free. Pre-register by calling 519-332-0656

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: [email protected]

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 [email protected]

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 [email protected]

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 [email protected]

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 [email protected]

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

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