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What’s Happening, week of April 23

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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 [email protected]

Wednesday, April 22

End of Life Planning

Planning workshop organized by the Unitarian Fellowship, Strangway Centre and Dying with Dignity, at which participants will learn about healthcare patient rights and how to create a personalized “advance care plan.” 260 East St., N. 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. $10 cost for materials, refreshments. Space limited. To register, call 519-332-0656 or [email protected]

Earth Day Walk

Join two naturalists and learn about the Carolinian ecosystem during a one-hour walk on the Nature Trail. Starting 6 p.m. on the south side of London Road, near Harvey’s. Bring gloves and a garbage bag and help clean up the trail. For more, call Peter at 519-869-4682

Thursday, April 23 

Chili Luncheon

Fundraiser in support of cancer research, at the Corunna Legion, 350 Albert St., 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Cost $6. Take-out available for $5, but no seconds on take-out. Call 519-862-1240 to place order or reserve a table

Luncheon Bridge

Paterson Memorial Church hosting a luncheon bridge to raise funds for church work. 120 Russell St. South, 12:30 p.m. Cost, $32 a table. For tickets, call church office at 519-344-6422

Pain Management

A free, six-week chronic pain management program begins at the West Lambton Community Health Centre, 429 Exmouth St., 10:30 a.m. To register call 519-344-3017, ext. 237

Friday, April 24

Rummage Sale

At Dunlop United Church gym, a two-day rummage sale featuring household treasures, gently used clothing and more. All welcome. Enter off Hall Street lot. Friday 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. For more, call Sheila at 519-541-0449

Saturday, April 25

Divide in Concord

The Sarnia Justice Film Festival’s final offering of the season is Divide in Concord, about an 84-year-old woman’s battle to rid her town of single-serve plastic bottles of water, despite strong opposition. Sarnia Library Theatre, 7 p.m., followed by discussion. Admission free, donations gladly accepted. For more, visit www.Facebook.com/SarniaJusticeFilmFestival

Shred-It day

Sarnia Police are hosting their annual “Shred It” day in the Wal-Mart parking lot, 1444 Quinn Dr., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Everyone is welcome to bring personal and confidential documents and paperwork for free shredding. Special Olympics donations accepted. For more, call 519-344-8861, ext. 5345

Trivia Pursuit

At Central United Church, featuring trivia, door prizes, snacks and dessert. Proceeds to support NeighbourLink. 220 George St., 7 p.m. Admission $10. For more, call Midge at 519-337-3038

Stargazing

To mark Astronomy Day, members of the local Royal Astronomical Society will be at Mike Weir Park beach lot in Bright’s Grove with telescopes for public viewing of the night sky, provided stars are visible. Starts 11 p.m. For more, call Shelley at 519-542-5557, email [email protected] or visit https://sites.google.com/site/rascsarnia/

Spring Cleanup

Annual cleanup at Kenwick on the Lake in Bright’s Grove, with the Bright’s Grove Optimists providing free hot dogs, pop and chips for volunteers. Bring a rake, shovel and wheelbarrow, if possible. 9 a.m. to 12 noon. For more, call 519-869-8244

Fishing Derby

Bluewater Anglers hosts one day warm-up prior to the May 1 Salmon Derby for both boats and shore anglers. Starts 12:01 a.m. Saturday, and you must have a ticket. Non-members, $10. For full details, visit http://www.bluewateranglers.com

Sunday, April 26

Chicken BBQ

Courtright United Church hosting a spring broasted chicken barbecue at the Courtright Silverdome, 1594 Third St. Open seating, 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tickets $15. For more, Call Lynn at 519-331-9798 or Deb at 519-892-3767

Yoga

Six-week beginner’s yoga series to learn the basics of Sivinanda yoga, breathing techniques and meditation. Yoga mats provided. Cost $50. The Studio, 785 Exmouth St., 2nd floor. To reserve a spot call 519-542-3654 or Stacey at [email protected]

Operation Smile

Miss Universe Canada contestant Michelle McKay hosting a workshop featuring runway lessons, hair and makeup and a photoshoot for participants of all ages. In support of Operation Smile, a charity that repairs facial deformities. Lambton College Residence. Cost, $25. For more, call 519-541-1209 or email [email protected]

Tuesday, April 28

Aboriginal Relations

Matthew Stevens, a former United Church pastor at the Aamjiwnaang First Nation, will discuss the relationship between Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal people at a free workshop at the First Christian Reformed Church, 1105 Exmouth St., 6:30 p.m. To reserve a spot call 519-336-8808

Spring Bike Tune-Up

Free workshop to help you prepare for the bike-riding season ahead. Bring your tools and parts. Maximum 10 people. First Christian Reformed Church, 1105 Exmouth St., 6:30 p.m. To reserve a spot call 519-336-8808

Day of Mourning

Memorial service to remember workers killed, injured or sickened on the job, at the East St. fire hall memorial garden, 240 East St., 6 p.m. For more, call 519-332-1122

Wednesday, April 29

Ensemble Made In Canada

The youthful Canadian quartet heads the fifth show in the Sarnia Concert Association’s 79th season at the Imperial Theatre. 7:30 p.m. Tickets by subscription, or $40 adults, $25 students. For more, call 519-344-7469

Fish Fry

At Camlachie United Church, featuring all-you-can-eat Purdy Fisheries fish and brownie ice cream sundae. Takeout and gluten-free available. 6784 Camlachie Rd., Advance tickets only, $19 adults, $6 children aged 6-10. For tickets, call 519-899-4720, or 519-542-7089

Hoopla

Brian Bowley of the Lambton County Library system will explain “Hoopla,” a service that allow borrowing of free digital video, music and audiobooks with a library card. 7 p.m., Sarnia Computer Users Group, Grace United Church, 990 Cathcart Blvd., For more call 519-542-1949 or visit www.scug.ca

Friday, May 1

Music And Art

The band Life Signs plays a free concert and Jamie Babcock’s ‘Insight’ photographic exhibit opens at Cheeky Monkey as part of the First Friday cultural walkabout, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. 130 Christina St. N., For more, call 519-332-0978

Youth Dance

Dance for youth ages eight to 14 supervised by the Boys and Girls Club, featuring a professional D.J. and door prizes. Snacks available. 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., 180 College Ave. N. Admission $5. For more, call 519-337-3651 or visit www.bgcsarnia.com

Saturday, May 2

Parent-Child Tea Party

Relay for Life fundraiser featuring tea and juice, cookies, sandwiches, treat bags and photos and singing with a princess. St. Paul’s Church, 360 Devine St., 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A ticket for two is $20. For tickets or more, call 519-381-2922 or 519-330-5917

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