What’s Happening, week of April 9

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 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

Historic Video

Archival video footage captured of Sarnia in the 1940s and ‘50s, submitted following a public appeal for vintage film, will be screened at the Sarnia Library Theatre, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Free. For more, call 519-845-3324

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 b.y Mike Blackmore. 130 Christina St. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more, call Mary Anne at 519-332-0978

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

Youth Dance

Hosted by the Boys and Girls Club of Sarnia-Lambton for youth aged eight to 14. Lochiel Kiwanis Centre, 180 College Ave. North, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Cost $5. For more, call 519-337-3651

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 at jedeahl@gmail.com or call 519-383-0879

Shoreline Clean-up

Volunteers needed to help Bluewater Anglers clean up the St. Clair River shoreline between downtown Sarnia and the Water Treatment Plant in Point Edward. 9 a.m. at the fish hatchery at the Blue Water Bridge. Bring gloves. For more, call Ross at 519-541-9673

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

Wednesday, April 15

Plant Propagation

Jenn Plaus will offer tips on plant propagation at a meeting of the Sarnia Horticultural Society at DeGroot’s Nurseries Green Room, 1840 London Line., 7 p.m. Free admission, all welcome. For more, call Barb at 519-332-5837

Memory and Aging

Free five-week program to help improve memory offered by the Rapids Family Health Team, 1150 Pontiac Dr., For more, call 519-813-9800

Meat Loaf Dinner

At Canon Davis Memorial Church, 380 Russell St. N. at 5:00 p.m. Cost $15.00, children $6. For more, call 519-344-9531

Spring Blossom Tea

Participants invited to wear flowered outfit or a corsage. St. Luke’s United Church, 350 Indian Rd., South. 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Cost $6. For more, call 519-344-1781

Thursday, April 16

Open House & Info Night

The Sarnia-Lambton Chapter of Cystic Fibrosis Canada hosting an Open House at the Goodwill Centre Community Room 1121 Wellington St., 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Presentations, volunteer info, snacks and refreshments. All welcome. For more, contact sarniacfchapter@gmail.com.

Spring Is Coming

The Lambton Concert Band presents a program of spring music, together with a new jazz ensemble from within the band. Sarnia Library Theatre, 124 Christina St. S. 7:30 p.m., Tickets $12, children and students $6. Email promotions@lambtonconcertband.com

Friday, April 17

Rummage/Garage Sale

Two-day event at Central United Church featuring gently-used clothing, household items, small appliances, furniture, books, jewelry, toys, etc. 220 George St., Friday, noon to 2 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.  For more, call Nancy at 519-869-2017

Potters’ Guild Sale

A large selection of wheel-thrown and hand-built pottery available at the two-day Sarnia Lambton Potters’ Guild spring sale. Degroot’s Nurseries, 1840 London Line, Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free admission. For more email sarnialambtonpottersguild@yahoo.ca