What’s Happening, week of Dec. 4

WHAT’S HAPPENING

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, Dec. 3

Human Rights

The Sarnia Lambton Amnesty Action Group will be writing and signing letters in support of world human rights issues. All welcome. DeGroot’s Nurseries, Green Room, 1840 London Line, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more, contact Peter at petersmith777ca@yahoo.ca or Thea at 6090thea@bell.net

Thursday, Dec. 4

Organ Series

Norman Abbott, of Dundas United Church in 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

Battling the Bulge

Twin Bridges Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic offering a free program with health tips to survive the holidays and battle the bulge. 109 Crawford St., 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. To register, call 226-776-9030

Wooly Toss

Annual event in which fans throw new hats and mitten on the ice after the Sarnia Legionnaires hockey teams scores its first goal at the Sarnia Arena. Items collected and distributed to people in need. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 5

Lasagna Dinner

High Park United Church hosting a dinner with all proceeds to the Dominican Mission Trip, 1081 Brenchley St., 5 p.m. Tickets, $10, or $30 for two adults and two children, available by calling 519-336-9251

Nativity Art Show

Two-day show at First Christian Reformed Church featuring more than 100 different nativity sets on display. Free admission. Refreshments available. Corner Exmouth and Murphy, Friday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  For more, contact Diane at 519-383-1096

Live Music

Liquid Johnnys marks its second anniversary with a First Friday show featuring Distract the Masses opening for Bobnoxious, 117 N. Christina St. For more, call 519-244-1196

St. Nicholas Eve

Trinity Anglican Church hosts night for children in Kindergarten to Grade 4 with songs, stories, a movie, crafts and treats.  Parents welcome to stay. 1194 Murphy Rd., 6 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. For more, call 519-542-9261 or visit trinity.sarnia.net

Seaway Sounds

The all-female a cappella group Seaway Sounds will perform a selection of seasonal songs at Cheeky Monkey during First Friday festivities, 130 Christina St. North, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more, call Mary Anne at 519-332-0978

Christmas on the Farm

Sarnia’s traditional two-day Christmas celebration with hot cider, carriage rides, carol singing, chestnut roasting, ornament making, cookie decorating and a visit with the animals. Children’s Animal Farm, Canatara Park, Friday, 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. All activities are free.

Comedy Night

Comedian Marvin Todd will headline a night of comedy at Stokes Bay, 485 Harbour Rd., starting at 9 p.m. Tables of four for $50. For more, call 519-337-8466

Saturday, Dec. 6

Christmas Parade

The 34th annual Sarnia Kinsmen Christmas Parade featuring an appearance from Santa himself begins at 6 p.m. from the corner of Exmouth and Christina Streets, travels south on Christina to Wellington Street. Students will be collecting food for food bank. Parade registration forms at sarniakinsmen.com. For more, email sarniachristmasparade@hotmail.com

SAS-C Shopping Show

A variety of goods from 40 vendors, festive treats and refreshments at a Christmas shopping show in support of the Sexual Assault Survivors’ Centre. Bayside Mall, 150 Christina St., 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more, call 519-3154

Dinner Dance

Sarnia Ballroom Dancing Club hosting a Christmas dinner dance at The Dante Club, 1330 London Rd., 6 p.m. to midnight. Tickets, $110 per couple, discount with membership. Must be purchased by Nov. 28. For more, call Rick Huras, 519-542-7908

Christmas Bazaar

At All Saints’ Anglican Church in Corunna, featuring baking, frozen pies, cookies, jewelry, books, puzzles, knitting and more. Admission free. Tea/coffee and dessert $3. Lyndock and Hill streets, 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon. For more, call Gitte at 519-862-1837

ISO Christmas Show

International Symphony Orchestra presents “The Trumpet Shall Sound” featuring guest soloists baritone Andrew Tees and trumpeter Kenneth Robinson. Temple Baptist Church, 7:30 p.m., adults $29, seniors $28, students $8, under14 free.  For more, call Anne at 519-337-7775

Cub Christmas Bazaar

At St. Bartholomew’s Anglican Church, featuring baking, crafts, books, toys, gifts and a tea room. Free admission. 718 Cathcart Blvd. 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. For more, call 519 328-4546

Christmas Bazaar

At Canon Davis Memorial Church, featuring baking, deli, jewelry and a tea room, organized by the Ladies Guild/A.C.W. $2 admission to tea room. Corner of Russell and Maxwell, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. For more, call 519-344-9531

Sunday, Dec. 7

Christmas Concert

Sarnia Bluewater Chordsmen hosting a charity benefit concert feature the Chordsmen, Seaway Sounds Sweet Adelines, St Clair Vocal Ensemble and a Celtic Band consisting of Tessa Catton, Caitlyn Mason and Dan Sonier. Central United Church, 2 p.m. Freewill donations to support Bluewater Foundation for assisted standing device. For more, call 519-384-9927

Studio Open House

Floral, landscape and still life painter J. Allison Robichaud holding a studio open house and sale at 611 Errol Rd. West, 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more, call 519-344-9071

Carol Sing

Point Edward Presbyterian Church hosting a Christmas carol sing in conjunction with St. Paul’s Anglican Church, with offering to the Salvation Army, 7 p.m., 306 Michigan Ave., For more, call Shirley at 519-491-9892

Teddy Bear Toss

17th annual event at the RBC Centre in which fans throw stuffed animals to the ice after the Sarnia Sting score their first goal. The bears are given to local charities. 4:05 p.m., 1455 London Rd. For more, call Lambton Ford at 519-464-4000

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., Monday to Thursday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more visit www.galleryinthegrove.com or call 519-869-4643

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

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

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

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

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