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What’s Happening, week of Dec. 11

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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, Dec. 10

Santa’s Carbon Footprint

A casual analysis and discussion of our individual impacts on the environment at the next ‘Green Drinks’ environmental discussion, 7 p.m., Limbo Lounge’s back room, 196 Christina St. N. No charge. For more contact [email protected]  

Thursday, Dec. 11

Weight Management

The support group Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) will be holding a grand weigh-in at the Community of Christ Church. 1104 Leckie Dr., 6 p.m. to 6: 45 p.m., followed by a meeting. For more, contact Gerry at 519-336-3513

Organ Series

William Lupton, chapel organist and director of music at Huron University College, London, performs at the Central United Church Advent Organ Series, 220 George St., 12 noon to 12:30 p.m. Freewill donation. For more, call 519-344-4561

Performance Art

Toronto-based composer and musician Nick Storring performs with interacting sound technology featured in David Rokeby’s Very Nervous System. 7 p.m., Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, 147 Lochiel St. For more, call 519-336-8127, ext. 3227

Friday, Dec. 12

Christmas Concert

At Central United Church, a concert presented by the Sarnia Lambton Golden K Kiwanis featuring the Choir of LRWUC, the Georgian Singers, organist Angus Sinclair and soloist Lauren Forbes-Murray. 220 George St., 7 p.m. Tickets $10, food bank donations appreciated. For more, call David at 519-908-9246

Saturday, Dec. 13

Operation Christmas Tree

The community can support hamper deliveries by dropping off non-perishable food, cash or new toys for children aged 8-12 years at the Corunna OPP station, Hill and Lyndoch streets, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more, call Fred at 519-862-2379

Come to Bethlehem

At St. Giles Presbyterian Church, featuring many nativity sets, crafts you can make, refreshments and storytime at 2 p.m. and 3p.m. Admission free. 770 Lakeshore Rd., 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more, call 519-542-2253

Last Chance Christmas Sale

At Grace United Church, featuring 30 vendors, bake table, hot lunch and tea room, 990 Cathcart Blvd. Admission $2, under 12 free. For more, or to be a vendor, call 519-339-9763

Gallery Gift Show

‘Gifts of the Season’ show at Gallery in the Grove, featuring jewelry, dolls, stained glass, birdhouses, photography, model ships, paintings and mittens by local artists. 2618 Hamilton Rd., Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more visit www.galleryinthegrove.com or call 519-869-4643

Running event

The Sarnia Roadrunners present one, three and five kilometre runs in Canatara Park, starting at 10 a.m.  Events start at the cannon; cost is $3 or a non-perishable food donation for the food bank. All runners and walkers welcome. For more, contact [email protected]

Grand Opening

Grand opening and open house for dental hygienist and nutritional consulting team at the Dental Hygiene and Wellness centre, 889 Exmouth St., Unit 11, in the No Frills Plaza. Refreshments, door prize. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

For more, call 519-332-5783

Sunday, Dec. 14

Christmas in Camlachie

Dickens’ “Christmas Carol” as read by Scrooge at Christ Church, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., (tickets $10) ornament-making from noon to 4 p.m., visit the Trusler Homestead next door noon to 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., plus a Christmas toy exhibit at the museum all afternoon. For more, call the office at 519-869-2403

Candlelight Service

Central Baptist Church holding a Christmas candlelight service with a choir, solos, congregational singing and flautist Tessa Catton, 391 London Rd. 7 p.m. For more, call 519-344-1381

Family Art Drop-in:

Using prepared chimes, participants in the family art drop-in will compose their own music by choosing what sounds to combine in their own chime, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, 147 Lochiel St. For more, call 519-336-8127, ext. 3227

Thursday, Dec. 18

Organ Series

Robert Towers, organist and director of music at Central United Church, concludes the church’s Organ Series, 220 George St., 12 noon to 12:30 p.m. Freewill donation. For more, call 519-344-4561

Red Ribbon Campaign

Local chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving selling baked goods at the Sarnia Legionnaires home game against St. Thomas as part of its campaign to stop impaired driving. Sarnia Arena, 134 Brock St. S., 7 p.m. For more, call 519-399-9962

Friday, Dec. 19

Lit’l Chicago Live

The popular Sarnia-based blues band Lit’l Chicago staging its third annual Christmas Blues Concert at Jack Doyle’s Irish Grille, 1249 London Rd. Three sets, from 8 p.m. to midnight. Advance tickets $10 at restaurant, $13 at door. For more, call 519-337-5229

Saturday, Dec. 20

Legion Christmas Party

All welcome at the Royal Canadian Legion Christmas party in Sarnia, Branch 62, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at 286 North Front St. Light lunch and music by Stevie D. Advance tickets $5. For more, call Anne at 519-381-8775 or [email protected]

Saturday, Dec. 27

SLACon 2014

A free multimedia convention featuring anime, manga, science fiction, fantasy, horror and comic books with costuming, discussion panels, gaming, artists and films. This year’s theme: “Doctor Who Versus Godzilla.” Sarnia Library, 124 Christina St., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more, call 519-337-3291

Wednesday, Dec. 31

New Year’s Party

Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 62, hosting a New Year’s Eve party with a roast beef buffet at 6 p.m. and dance from 8 p.m. to 1 p.m. 286 North Front St. Tickets $30, couples $50, should be purchased in advance. For more, call Anne at 519-381-8775 or [email protected]

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