What’s Happening, week of Feb. 26

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. 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

Home Security Systems

Guest speaker Kristen Rodrigues with discuss the latest in home security and personal alarms at a meeting of the Sarnia Computer Users Group, 7 p.m., Grace United Church, 990 Cathcart Blvd, For more, call 519-542-1949 or visit www.scug.ca

Thursday, Feb. 26

Celiac Support Group

A new support group has started for people with celiac disease and gluten intolerance to exchange information, ideas and experiences.

Meets 4th Thursday of each month, at Junior Baker, 165 Lochiel St. For more, call Shirley at 780-298-5042

Friday, Feb. 27

Pasta Fest

Sample pizza, pasta dishes and desserts from local restaurants and banquet facilities at the Kidney Foundation’s 12th annual Pasta Fest. Quality Inn, 751 Christina St., Seatings from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tickets $15, includes one beverage. For more, call 519-344-3462

It’s An Honour

A travelling exhibit vehicle showcasing great Canadians who received bravery and military valour medals, the Order of Canada, etc., at London Road School for two days. Artifacts, stories, multi-media. Open to the public Friday, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more, visit http://www.gg.ca/document.aspx?id=15263&lan=eng

Spoken Word

An open mic event for writers and musicians to do readings and perform songs at the Lawrence House for the Arts, 127 Christina Street South, 8:00 p.m. to 10 p.m. For more, contact Lorna at 519-542-1544

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, no cover charge. For more, call 519-862-1240

Electric Library

Share information or ask questions about eReaders, tablets and computers and learn how to access free eBooks and eMagazines from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sarnia Library. Feel free to bring your tablets, laptops, eReaders. Space is limited. Call 519-337-3291 to confirm

Sunday, March 1

Annual Mariners’ Service

Inter-faith service held before the beginning of the Great Lakes navigation season, at historic St. Paul’s Anglican Church, 210 Michigan Ave. in Point Edward. 10 a.m., guest speaker Fred Moss, with refreshments, historical displays, to follow. For more, call 519-336-2811

Tuesday, March 3

Wills Seminar

Peter Norris of the law firm George Murray Shipley Bell  provides free seminar on the need for an up-to-date will and power of attorney. 7:00 p.m., Exit Realty, 1323 Michigan Ave. To RSVP call Julie at 519-328-4963

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

Tax Preparations

Volunteers prepare and submit income tax and benefit returns for free for people with low income and simple tax situations.  Walk in, no appointments necessary. Sarnia Public Library, 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Community Volunteer Tax Program. Also runs Wednesdays on March 4, 11, 18, 25, and April 1, 8, 15, and Saturdays March 7, 14 and April 4. For more, call Peter at 519-869-4243

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

Meatless Mondays

Rapids Family Health Team in Corunna is offering free cooking classes at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 437 Colborne Rd, in Corunna. 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. All welcome, space is limited. Call 519-813-9800 to register

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

Friday, March 6

Live Music

Musician and visual artist Mike Blackmore provides the live music while launching a solo photo exhibition at Cheeky Monkey as part of the First Friday downtown cultural walkabout. 130 Christina St., 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more, call 519-332-0978

Art Exhibition

The Sarnia Artists’ Workshop takes over the Lawrence House Centre for the Arts with a show called Spring Spectacular, featuring paintings, pottery and crafts, 127 Christina St. South

First Friday opening 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Show run to March 29. For more, call Lynne at 519-312-3263

Groombridge X 3

Exhibition of paintings by Mary, Morgan and Rachael Groombridge opens the newly-refurbished R. W. Lawton Gallery, behind the Box Office at the Imperial Theatre. First Friday grand opening, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Show runs to March 31. For more, call Lynne at 519-312-3263

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

Boogie Wonder Band

The 10-piece Montreal disco-funk band to perform at the Imperial Theatre, 168 Christina St. North, 7:30 p.m. Tickets, $38 adults, $30 students. For more, call 519-344-7469

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

Home Seller’s Info

An Exit Realty “boot camp’ with information for anyone interested in making their home stand out in today’s real estate market. 7:00 p.m., 1323 Michigan Ave. To RSVP call Julie at 519-328-4963

Wednesday, March 11

Irish Dinner

An Irish dinner in support of the Sunshine Foundation Dreams for Kids featuring fiddler and dancers at Community of Christ Church, 1104 Leckie Dr., 6 p.m. Cost, $15. For more, call Bonnie at 519-383-8878

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

Cooking For One

Rapids Family Health Team is offering free cooking classes at 1150 Pontiac Dr., 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.  All welcome, space is limited. Call 519-339-8949 to register

Lenten Organ Series

A new guest organist performs each Thursday at Central United Church, from 12 noon to 12:30 p.m. Bring a lunch. Lineup includes David Greenslade, Foster Hill and David Troiano, 220 George St. For more, call 519-344-4561

Friday, March 13

Cooking For One

Rapids Family Health Team is offering free cooking classes at 1150 Pontiac Dr., 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. All welcome, space is limited. Call 519-339-8949 to register

Tuesday, March 17

St. Patrick’s Dinner

Royal Canadian Legion hosting a corn beef/ham and cabbage dinner. Cost $15, social hour 5 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. Music to follow by The Persuaders. Ticket cutoff March 13. For more, call 519-336-2841 or Gwen at 519-344-1510

Canada Blooms Bus Trip

Return coach to the flower and garden festival in Toronto, organized by Sarnia Communities in Bloom and Tourism Sarnia-Lambton. Tickets, $75, includes transportation, admission and tour escort. Cash sales only. For more, call 519-336-3232

Wednesday, March 18

Vegetable Gardening 101

All welcome to hear Lynn England Baarschers discuss vegetable growing tips at a meeting of the Sarnia Horticultural Society, DeGroot’s Nurseries Green Room, 1840 London Line, 7 p.m. Free admission. For more, call Barb at 519-332-5837