What’s Happening, week of Feb. 12

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, Feb. 11

Pork Dinner

Canon Davis Memorial Church hosting a pork dinner at 380 Russell St. N. at 5 p.m. Cost $13. Call 519-344-9531 for reservations and pay at the door.

Cooking For 1-2 People

Learn healthy recipes to make at home from a diabetes dietitian at the West Lambton Community Health Centre, 429 Exmouth St., at 10:30 a.m. All skill levels welcome. Call 519-344-3017, ext. 259 to register

Thursday, Feb. 12

Diabetes Cooking Class

A diabetes dietician will lead a free class on “Mediterranean Medley” at the West Lambton Community Health Centre, 429 Exmouth St., from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Try healthy recipes and make them at home. Call 519-344-3017, ext. 259 to register

Roast Pork Dinner

All welcome to a pork dinner with homemade desserts hosted by the Mayflower Rebekah Lodge at Thompson Gardens, Cruickshank Centre, 198 Beckwith St. in Corunna at 5:30 p.m. Tickets, $12, dine-in or takeout. For more, call Diane at 519-337-1899

Free computer Training

Get basic computer and Internet skills training, including instruction in email and typing, social media and other Internet uses, from trained young people at the Organization for Literacy in Lambton. To book an appointment, call 519-332-4876 or email yisarnia@gmail.com

Friday, Feb. 13

Heart Health

Learn more about taking care of your heart and preventing and managing heart disease from a diabetes nurse and dietitian, at the Mooretown Sports Complex, 11:30 a.m. Presented by the West Lambton Community Health Centre. Call 519-344-3017, ext. 259 to register

Singing Valentines

The Sarnia Bluewater Chordsmen deliver singing Valentines to private residences and businesses. Four men sing three love songs with a rose and a card. Feb. and 13 and 14. Cost $50, or $60 for a group. Proceeds to charitable causes. For more, call 519-339-9927 or 519-845-3293

An Evening Out

Dinner and auction featuring comedian John Hollingsworth and the band Catacomb Castaways, at Lighthouse Community Church, in support of the church’s youth group. 152 Parker St., 6:30 p.m. Tickets, $25, available by calling 519-542-7662 Tuesday to Thursday before Feb. 10

Sting Family Day Event

Last day for tickets to Family Day event organized by the Learning Disabilities Association of Lambton County. Watch the Sarnia Sting Feb. 16 home game, and after kids with skates and helmets can skate with the team. Tickets, $16 adult, $6 children. For more call 519-344-4919 or email ldalc.office@gmail.com

Saturday, Feb. 14

Ron Hawkins

Canadian indie music stalwart Ron Hawkins coming to Sarnia days after the release of a new album to perform at Paddy Flaherty’s Irish Pub, 130 Seaway Rd. For more, call 519-336-1999

Sunday Feb.15

Euchre Tournament

The Corunna Legion hosting a Progressive Euchre Tournament, 350 Albert St. $10 per person, with all money returned in prizes. Food available. Registration, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For more, call 519-862-1240

Lunches for Lansdowne

A ham dinner with scalloped potatoes and all the trimming to raise funds for hot lunch meals at Lansdowne School. Hosted by Grace United Church, 990 Cathcart Blvd., 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Adults $15, children

(6 to 10) $6, under five free. Tickets available at church office or by calling 519-542-1203

Monday, Feb. 16

Family Fun Day

Optimist Club of Moore hosting a family fun day with games, food and free bowling, at the Courtright Community Centre, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Must register to bowl, by calling Michelle at 519-331-3387

Tuesday, Feb. 17

Central Forum

Janice McMichael-Dennis, president and C.E.O. of the Bluewater Power Group, discusses the history of the utility company and explains the impact the electricity market has on monthly hydro bills, as part of the discussion series at Central United Church, 10 a.m., 220 Brock St. Tickets $2. For more, call 519-344-4561

Pancake Supper

Camlachie United Church hosting a pancake and sausage supper, 6784 Camlachie Rd. Includes coffee, tea and dessert. All you can eat, takeout available. Tickets, $9 adults, $5 children (6-10), under five free, available at the door. For more, call 519-899-4720

Pancake Dinner

Canon Davis Memorial Church hosting a Shrove Tuesday pancake dinner at 380 Russell St. N., from 5 p.m. to 6:30 pm. Cost is $6. All are welcome. For more, call 519-344-9531

Pancake Supper

A Shrove Tuesday pancake supper will be held at Grace United Church, 990 Cathcart Blvd., 5-6:30 p.m. Tickets $8 adults, $6 children (10 & under). Available at the door. Call 519-542-1203.

Pancake Supper

A free pancake supper at St. Bartholomew Anglican Church, 718 Cathcart Blvd. at 5 p.m. Gluten-free pancakes available. Call 519-383-6933.

Pancake Supper

All Saints Anglican Church in Corunna hosting pancake supper with sausages and baked beans. All welcome. Lyndock & Hill Street, 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. For more, call Gitte at 519 862 1837

Pancake Supper

St. Benedict Knights of Columbus’s annual Shove Tuesday all-you-can-eat pancakes at St. Benedict Church hall, 1011 Oak Ave., 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Adults $6, children $3, toddlers free. Fully accessible, tickets at the door. For more, call Don at 519-336-1273

Pancake Supper

Pancakes, sausages, dessert and coffee at St. John in the Wilderness Church, 2896 Old Lakeshore Rd., in Bright’s Grove.  5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Freewill offering. For more, call 519-869-2413

Pancake Supper

At St. Giles Presbyterian Church, featuring pancakes, sausage, dessert, 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., 770 Lakeshore Rd., Sarnia. Cost, $7 adults, $3 children under 10. For more, call 519-542-2253

Mardi Gras Dance

Dress up and join the Sarnia Ballroom Dancing Club’s Mardi Gras dance, at the Camlachie Community Hall, 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. First timers get in free. For more, call Rick at 519-336-3119, or visit www.sarniaballroomdancingclub.ca

Quilts of Valour

Workshop for quilters and interested persons to make quilts for veterans and wounded veterans of all ages in the upper room, Sarnia Legion, 286 Front Street, 9:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Bring your sewing machines, fabric, tools, quilt blocks and a lunch. For more, call 519-869-2036 or visit www.quiltsofvalour.ca

Wednesday, Feb. 18

Federal Retirees Meeting

General meeting of the National Association of Federal Retirees (formerly FSNA) at the Sarnia Navy Club, 1420 Lougar Avenue, at 12 noon. For present and former federal government employees, as well as the RCMP and Military. For more, call Gloria at 519-869-6326 or email fsna.bluewater@gmail.com.

Hola Monarca

A presentation by naturalist Kim Gledhill on what you can do to help Monarch butterflies, which have been declining in numbers. Hosted by the Sarnia Horticultural Society, Degroot’s Nurseries Greenroom, 1840 London Line, 7 p.m. For more, call Barb at 519-332-5837

Sarnia Sting Reading

Players from the Junior A hockey club will be reading books about hockey at the Sarnia Evangelical Missionary Church, 707 Talfourd St. 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. For more, call Organization for Literacy in Lambton at 519-332-4876

Thursday, Feb. 19

Heart Health

Learn more about taking care of your heart and preventing and managing heart disease from a diabetes nurse and dietitian, at the West Lambton Community Health Centre, 429 Exmouth St., Call 519-344-3017, ext. 259 to register

Free tutoring

The Organization for Literacy in Lambton offering free tutoring in reading and math for children in Grades 1-7. Programs run weekday evenings until May 14. A new program is at the Dow Centre for Youth. For more, call Judith at 519-332-4876

Friday, Feb. 20

The Vagina Monologues

The famed episodic play presented by the Sexual Assault Survivors’ Centre and The Women’s Interval Home at the Imperial Theatre. Doors open 6:00 p.m. with cash bar, silent Auction.  Tickets $32 available at the theatre. For more, call 519-337-3154

Saturday, Feb. 21

Project Wild Thing

The Sarnia Justice Film Festival’s fourth offering of the season is Project Wild Thing, an ambitious, feature-length documentary about getting children, and their parents, outside and reconnecting with nature. Sarnia Library Theatre, 7 p.m., followed by discussion. Admission free, donations gladly accepted. For more, visit www.Facebook.com/SarniaJusticeFilmFestival

Free Movie Night

Lambton County Junior Optimists hosting a free family movie night, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Courtright Community Hall. Popcorn and juice available. Come in your PJs with blankets and pillows. For more, call Davida at 519-862-2700

Mom-to-Mom Show

A Relay for Life vendor show and sale at the Corunna Legion Hall featuring vendor and mom-to-mom tables, food, baked goods and raffles, in support of the Canadian Cancer Society. 350 Albert St., 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost, $2 at the door.

Sunday, Feb. 22

Song and Study

First in an informal six-week series at St. John in the Wilderness Church exploring contemporary hymns and discussion of the book Vanishing Grace, by Philip Yancey. 2896 Old Lakeshore Rd., 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. For more, call 519-869-2413

Monday, Feb. 23

Distress Line Training

A comprehensive training program beginning for volunteers able to assist with the Family Counselling Centre’s Distress Line. Volunteers learn skills to help others and which can be used in their own lives. A commitment of 12 hours per month required. For more, call Donna at 519-336-0120 ext. 251

Tuesday, Feb. 24

Central Forum

Paul Wells, political editor at Maclean’s magazine and award winning author, discusses the political climate in Ottawa in the run-up to the 2015 election, as part of the discussion series at Central United Church, 10 a.m., 220 Brock St. Tickets $2. For more, call 519-344-4561

Arena Management Study

Third and final public meeting to discuss the future of Sarnia’s arenas. A drop-in open house at the Kinsmen Centre, 656 Lakeshore Rd., begins 6:30 p.m., presentation at 7 p.m., discussion to follow. For more, call 519-332-0330

Wednesday, Feb. 25

Sinfonia Toronto

One of Canada’s most respected chamber orchestras featuring 13 strings heads the third show in the Sarnia Concert Association’s 79th season at the Imperial Theatre. Program features pieces by Mozart, Grieg, Tchaikovsky and Dvorak. 7:30 p.m. Tickets by subscription, or $40 adults, $25 students. For more, call 519-344-7469

Saturday, Feb. 28

Jam Session

Everyone welcome to play, sing, dance or just listen to music during a jam session at the Corunna Legion Hall, 350 Albert St., 2 p.m., with food available. For more, call 519-862-1240

Wednesday, March 4

Spelling Bee

The annual Sarnia Spelling Bee at the Sarnia Library Auditorium, featuring students from Grades 3-8 in three categories. 6 p.m., 124 Christina St. South Register by contacting the Organization for Literacy in Lambton, at 519-332-4876, or oll3@bellnet.ca. Registration deadline is Feb. 18

Substance Abuse and the Workplace

Sarnia-Lambton Workplace Wellness Committee hosting a workshop for employers, managers and HR professionals featuring three medical, legal, and treatment experts, Lambton College Residence & Event Centre 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., $25, includes breakfast. Register at www.slworkplacewellness.eventbrite.ca. For more, call 519 344-2062 ext. 2142

Grand Opening

All invited to the grand opening of the Canadian Diabetes Association’s new Clothing Donation Centre and branch office, at 1-940 Murphy Rd., 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Ribbon cutting at 12:30 p.m., with refreshments and door prizes. For more, call Wendi at 519-332-0373

Sunday, March 8

Bring a Book Game

The Organization for Literacy in Lambton will collect new and gently-used books to give to babies, children, youth, and adults at the Sarnia Sting home game against Guelph, at 4 p.m. No encyclopedias or text books, please. For more, call Judith at 519-332-4876

Tuesday, March 10

Virtual Grocery Store Tour

Take a “virtual” tour through a grocery store with tips on label reading, healthy choices, and saving money, at the West Lambton Community Health Centre, 429 Exmouth St., Call 519-344-3017, ext. 259 to register

Thursday, March 12

Free Cooking Class

A diabetes dietitian from the West Lambton Community Health Centre will lead a class on the topic of “Meatless March, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., 429 Exmouth Street, Sarnia. All skill levels welcome. Call 519-344-3017, ext. 259 to register

Free computer Training

Get basic computer and Internet skills training, including instruction in email and typing, social media and other Internet uses, from trained young people at the Organization for Literacy in Lambton. To book an appointment, call 519-332-4876 or email yisarnia@gmail.com