What’s Happening, week of April 2

 What’s Happening events must be open to the public, of general public interest, 60 words or less, and received at least two weeks prior to the event.  Please include ticket prices, if any, and a phone number or website where readers can obtain more information. Email notices to info@thesarniajournal.ca

Wednesday, April 1

Home Seller’s Info

An Exit Realty “boot camp’ with information for anyone interested in making their home stand out in today’s real estate market. 7:00 p.m., 1323 Michigan Ave. To RSVP call Julie at 519-328-4963

Cooking Class

Quick family meal ideas the focus of a free class offered by the Rapids Family Health Team at Andrews’s Presbyterian Church in Corunna, 437 Colborne Rd. 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. For more, call 519-813-9800

Thursday, April 2

Open House

Lambton Toastmasters Club, an organization designed to improve communication and leadership skills, is holding an open house at the Goodwill office, 1121 Wellington St., from 12 noon to 1 p.m. For more, call Julie at 519-328-4963

Friday, April 3

Comedy Show

Jeff Leeson brings his comedy team with feature headliner and comic impressionist Bill Davern to Stokes Bay, 485 Harbour Rd. for a Good Friday show. 9 p.m. start. Tables of four, $50. For more, call 519-337-8466

Victim Services

The deadline to register for April 21 Victim Services event at the Holiday Inn, 1498 Venetian Blvd. Presentation to focus on domestic violence that co-occurs with mental health and substance abuse problems. Keynote speaker Deborah Sinclair. Tickets, $60. For more, call 519-344-8861, ext. 5236

Good Friday Breakfast

Lighthouse Community Church offering free breakfast followed by music and devotional.  All welcome. 152 Parker St. 9:30 a.m. For more, call Kerry at 519- 542-7662

Live Music

Brenda and Brad perform at the Royal Canadian Legion, 286 Front Street North. For more, call 519-336-2841

Saturday, April 4

Easter In The Park

Sarnia’s annual children’s party in Canatara Park featuring a circus show, Kiwanis train rides, face painting, craft station, inflatables and chalk art, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Egg hunt goes at 10 a.m. Bring your baskets. Refreshments available. For more, call 519–332-0330

Book Signing

Local author Najah Shuqair will be signing copies of her poetry book Sarnia, You Are In My Heart, each Saturday in April at the Lambton Mall, with proceeds to the Canadian Diabetes Association. 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. For more, call 519-332-0373

Sunday, April 5

Spring Bike Ride

The 3rd annual ‘I Pity The April Fool Ride’ is a 62-kilometre bike ride on paved and gravel roads that begins and ends at Blackwell Cycle, 1801 Blackwell Rd., rain or shine. No cost, refreshments after. For more, call 519-491-1777

Tuesday, April 7

Acid Reflux, Cooking Workshop

Two free workshops offered at First Christian Reformed Church. Nurse Practitioner Renee Schenk will discuss acid reflux and its complications, while Dietitian Connie Mallette will present a hands-on class on cooking for one or two. 1105 Exmouth St., from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more or to reserve spot, call 519-336-8808

Senior’s Program

Music by the Olde Crusty Minstrels at a hot lunch at Huron Baptist Church, 1285 Michigan Ave., at 10:30 a.m. $5, no reservation required. For more, call 519-542-4581 or visit www.huronbaptistchurch.org

Wednesday April 8

Cooking Class

Protein power-packed breakfasts the focus of a free class offered by the Rapids Family Health Team, 1150 Pontiac Dr., 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. For more, call 519-813-9800

World Day of Prayer

Organizers meeting to discuss the future of the World Day of Prayer and the Fellowship of the Least Coin and encourage greater participation from area churches. St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 261 N. Christina St., 1:30 p.m. For more, call Yvette at 519-541- 0188

Responsible Investing

RBC Dominion Securities advisor Michael John Kooy will discuss the move to socially responsible investing at the next Green Drinks environmental talk. Free, back room of Limbo Lounge, 196 Christina St. N., opens 6:30 p.m., talk at 7 p.m. For more email greendrinkssarnia@outlook. Com

Thursday, April 9

Audio-Visual Presentation

Photographers from the Sarnia Photography Club will present images from Kenya (Dave Bourne), Queen Charlotte Islands, (Harold Kinart), Greenland and Labrador (Bill Coombes), and Meditation (Sandi Spalding). All welcome, 7 p.m. at the Sarnia Library Theatre. Donations accepted for Parkinson Support Group. For more call 519-337-4119

Cooking Class

Protein power-packed breakfasts the focus of a free class offered by the Rapids Family Health Team, 1150 Pontiac Dr., 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. For more, call 519-813-9800

Friday, April 10

Live Music

The local band El Camino will classic tunes live at Cheeky Monkey as past of the April First Friday cultural walkabout. Also, photo show and sale by Mike Blackmore. 130 Christina St. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more, call Mary Anne at 519-332-0978

Rummage Sale

Two-day rummage and garage sale at Central United Church, featuring clothing, dishes, small appliances, small furniture, tools, books, etc. 220 George St., Friday, 12 noon to 2 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. For more, call 519-344-4561

Photography Show

Official First Friday opening of the ‘Black and White’ show and sale featuring original photos by Sarnia Photographic Club members, at the Lawrence House Centre for the Arts, 127 Christina Street S. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Show runs to April 24.

For more, call Christine at 519-331-8874

Saturday, April 11

Men’s March

Called “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes,” the international men’s march to stop rape, sexual assault and gender violence takes place at Lambton Mall. Registration at 11 a.m., the walk at noon. Donations welcome. For more, call Andrea at 519-336-5200, ext. 29

Poetry Reading

Twelve local and out-of-town authors bring their poetic voices to the “Famous Room” at John’s Restaurant for a National Poetry Month celebration. 1643 London Line, 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Free. For more, contact James at jedeal@gmail.com or call 519-383-0879

Sunday, April 12th

Easter Hymns

Join in an Easter hymn sing at Huron Baptist Church,1285 Michigan Ave., at 6:30 p.m. For more, call 519-542-4581 or visit www.huronbaptistchurch.org

Pop Culture Show

A multi-genre fan convention at the Holiday Inn in Point Edward featuring comic books, toys, games, collectibles, art and costumes, along with demos and activities for kids. 1498 Venetian Blvd, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Entry $5, children six and under free. For more, email sarniapopcultureshow@gmail.com

Monday, April 13

Documentary Film

The Ladies Guild at Trinity Anglican Church screening the film ‘Veil of Tears – Hope is on the Way” about the oppression of women in Southeast Asia. 7 p.m., 1194 Murphy Rd. Donations collected to support the Hope for Suffering Women Fund. For more, call 519-542-9261

Free Meditation Classes

The West Lambton Community Health Centre in Sarnia is offering a free, six-week meditation program, #100-429 Exmouth St., Mondays from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. For more, or to register, call 519-344-3017 ext. 237

Tuesday, April 14

Palliative Care

Dr. Glen Maddison, medical director of St. Joseph’s Hospice, will speak about palliative care in light of the recent Supreme Court decision on physician-assisted suicide. 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. 1105 Exmouth St. Space limited, reserve a spot by calling 519-336-8808

Genealogy

Author and journalist Gary May will discuss how to put research into print at a meeting of the Lambton County Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society, LDS Church, 1400 Murphy Rd., 7:30 p.m. For more, call Janet at 519-383-0468, or jdlk@bell.net

Alpha

Beginning of an eight-week series at Trinity Anglican Church for people to explore the Christian faith, featuring a shared meal followed by a video and discussion. Tuesdays 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., 1194 Murphy Rd. Free, but donations toward meal accepted. Register at trinity.sarnia.net. For more, call 519-542-9261