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What’s Happening, week of Jan. 15

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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, Jan. 14

Diabetes Bingo

Play a game of bingo while learning the basics of diabetes management, at the West Lambton Community Health Centre, 429 Exmouth St., Call 519-344-3017, ext. 259 to register.

Urban Forestry

Sara Rowland, an urban forest planner with the City of London, will discuss the economic value of trees 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, Jan. 15

Craving Change

First in a five-week program for individuals struggling with food cravings or other dietary habits, at the West Lambton Community Health Centre, 429 Exmouth St., 1:30 p.m. each Thursday.  Call 519-344-3017, ext. 259 to register

Meatloaf Dinner

The Mayflower Rebekah Lodge in affiliation with Thompson Gardens offering a meatloaf dinner with desserts, 198 Beckwith St. in Corunna, 5:30 p.m., dine-in or takeout. Tickets $12. For more, call Dianne at 519-337-1899

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 till May 14. New program beginning at Dow Centre for Youth. For more, call Judith at 519-332-4876

Friday, Jan. 16

Annual Book Sale

Three-day book sale at the Bayside Centre (south end), 150 Christina St., with all proceeds going to the Rotary Club of Sarnia Bluewaterland. Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more, contact Suzanne at 519-381-6878

Kilts, Clans & Ceilidhs

Fiddler Shane Cook, tenor David Troiano and stepdancer Tiffany Fewster will join the Pipe and Drum Ensemble and International Symphony Orchestra for a Celtic show at the Imperial Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Tickets, $36, $33 seniors and students $12. For more, call Anne at 519-337-7775

Saturday, Jan. 17

Girl Rising

The Sarnia Justice Film Festival’s third offering of the season is Girl Rising, a feature film about the power of education to change the lives of girls in the developing world. Sarnia Library Theatre, 7 p.m., followed by discussion. Admission free, donations gladly accepted. For more, visit www.Facebook.com/SarniaJusticeFilmFestival

Sunday, Jan. 18

Art Show Opening

New exhibition called ‘World of Fantasy’ opening at Gallery in the Grove featuring the work of the late Canadian artist Anna P. Baker. 2618 Hamilton Rd. in Bright’s Grove.  Monday to Thursday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., weekends 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more, call 519-869-4643

Family Fun Time

Bring your games, balls, etc. to Central United Church on Sunday morning for family fun time. Church providing the gym space, children must be accompanied by an adult. No cost. For more, call 519-344-4561

Monday, Jan. 19

Living with COPD

Free ten-week education and exercise program offered by the Rapids Family Health Team for people living with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Runs Mondays and Thursdays at the UNIFOR union hall, 900 Devine St. For more and progam times, call 519-339-8949, ext. 151.

Tuesday, Jan. 20

Central Forum

Mike Hurry, executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters Sarnia-Lambton, shares his experiences of travelling through East Africa at discussion series, 10 a.m., Central United Church, 220 Brock St. Tickets $2. For more, call 519-344-4561

Healthier Brains

The Alzheimer Society of Sarnia-Lambton is offering a free two-part information program called Heads Up for Healthier Brains. Sarnia Library, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Part Two is Tuesday, Jan. 27. Space is limited so pre-register by calling 519-337-3291.

Wednesday, Jan. 21

Pizzafest

In support of the local MS Society, featuring pizza from four local pizzerias and live entertainment. Tickets $10 for three slices. Takeout available. Royal Canadian Legion hall, 286 Front Street North, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. For more, call 519-332-4015 or email [email protected]

Native plants

Larry Cornelis presents “Native Plants of Lambton County” at DeGroot’s Nurseries Green Room, 1840 London Line. Starts at 7 p.m., all welcome, hosted by the Sarnia Horticultural Society.  For more call 519-332-5837

Saturday, Jan. 24

Benefit Fundraiser

At Union Station Bar & Grill, for the family of Jason Miller, who died following an Oct. 25 industrial explosion on Scott Road. 900 Devine St., 4 p.m. to closing. Tickets $10. For more, call 519-383-0506

Dog Park Day

Bring your dog to DeGroot’s Nurseries where they can run free in the greenhouse in a safe, warm environment. Small and big dog areas, agility equipment and first aid vet on site, 1840 London Line, free of charge, donations accepted for Humane Society, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more, call Adelle at 519-344-1746, ext. 342

Robbie Burns Supper

Roast beef dinner with all the trimmings including haggis and Scottish trifle. Wine available by the bottle, entertainment by the Bob Finlay Group, 6 p.m. St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 261 Christina Street N. Ticket, $25, must be purchased by Jan. 19. For more 519-383-8023 or 519-332-2662

Tuesday, Jan. 27

Central Forum

Jane Hunter and Darryn Doull discuss the evolution of the Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery at the central forum discussion series, 10 a.m., Central United Church, 220 Brock St. Tickets $2. For more, call 519-344-4561

Thursday, Jan. 29

Engineers AGM

Annual general meeting of the local chapter of Professional Engineers Ontario featuring a stuffed chicken dinner with the trimmings. Guest speaker Michael J. Kooy to discuss strategies to pay less tax. Cost $20 members, $30 non-members. Cash Bar. Best Western Guildwood Inn, 1400 Venetian Boulevard, 6 p.m. RSVP before Jan. 26th at 519-481-1221 or [email protected]

Friday, Jan. 30

Roast Beef Dinner

St. Luke’s United Church hosting a roast beef dinner with potatoes, vegetables, buns, apple pie and beverage. Indian & Wellington, 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Cost, $13. For tickets, call 519-344-1781

Saturday, Jan. 31

Yuk Yuk’s

Point Edward Optimists hosting a stand-up comedy night with Rob Bebenek, Sheila Edwards and headliner Jeff McEnery. Point Edward Community Centre. Tickets, $50, includes prime rib dinner at 7 p.m., show at 9 p.m. For more, call Dan at 519-330-8115

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