What’s Happening, week of March 12

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, 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

Bike Friendly City

Anita Trusler of Lambton Public Health will discuss building a bike-friendly community at a Green Drinks environmental roundtable. Free. Limbo Lounge back room. Open 6:30 p.m., discussion at 7 p.m. For more, email greendrinkssarnia@outlook.com

Thursday, March 12

Irish dinner

At the Cruickshank Centre at Thompson Garden, featuring an Irish stew and biscuits dinner with homemade desserts, 198 Beckwith St. Organized by the Mayflower Rebekah Lodge, 5:30 p.m. Tickets $12. Takeout available. For more, call Dianne at 519-337-1899

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

Mineral Tutorial

Johnathan Clarke provides an overview of the website mindat.org, the world’s largest database of mineral information, 7:30 p.m., Sarnia Rock & Fossil Club, Twin Lakes Terrace Retirement Home, 1310 Murphy Rd. For more call Mary at 519-869-2003 or Ivan at i.mckay@sympatico.ca

Photo Contest

The 6th annual Lambton County Teen Photo Contest for ages 12 to 18 is accepting submissions at the Sarnia Library until April 10. Entries can be 4×6, 5×8 or 8×10. Themes can include: people, animal, places or community. Call 519-337-3291. Voting takes place April 13 to May 3, and prizes presented May 7.

Saturday, March 14

Running Event

Sarnia Roadrunners present one, three and five kilometre runs in Canatara Park, starting at 9 a.m.  Meet at the cannon. Cost is $3. All walkers and runners welcome.  For more, visit sarniaroadrunners@gmail.com

Sunday, March 15

Free yoga morning

Try a free yoga lesson. Kundalini yoga offered from 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. with instructor Ruthanne Soutter, 519-491-2062, or Sivinanda yoga from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with Stacey Bremner, 519-542-3654. At 785 Exmouth St., second floor.  Call to reserve a spot

Monday, March 16

March Break Drop-in

The Sarnia Children’s Library will host an all-ages, drop-in style event beginning with “Puppets on the Go” (11 a.m to 11:30 a.m.) followed by “The Lego Movie” at 2 p.m.  Call 519-337-3291. Admission is free.

Preschool Programs

New preschool sessions with most Lambton County Libraries begin this week. Sessions run for six weeks, and most require a caregiver. Programs include songs, activities and crafts. Contact branch locations for more information.

March Break Day Camp

YMCA offering five days of March Break camp for children ages four to 12 with daily themes, including ancient Egypt, mediaeval times, the wild West, etc. 1015 Finch Dr., Non-members, $145 a week, $35 per day, discounts for members. For more call 519-336-9622 or visit www.ycamp.ca

March Break Art Camp

Week-long camp for children ages six to 12 at the Lawrence House featuring drawing, painting and sculpture; daily themes including Purr and Paws, all things Irish and Canadian artists. Art materials provided. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. $44 daily, $150 for week. For more, or registration info, call 519-332-0330, ex.3217

Puppets And Movies

Sarnia Library presents the puppet show “Showtime” in the Library Theatre, at 11 a.m., followed by screenings of the animated comedies The Lego Movie at 2 p.m. and Despicable Me 2 at 7 p.m. All events free. For more call 519-337-3291

Tuesday, March 17

March Break Events

The Sarnia Children’s Library will host an all-ages, drop-in style “Green Day Event” including Story from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and short cartoon from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 519-337-3291. Admission is free.

March Break Events

The Lambton County Library Bright’s Grove branch will host a two-day “Frozen” theme event including Story & Craft for ages 4 and up, from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.  Call 519-869-2351 to pre-register.

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

St. Patrick’s Dinner

At the Sarnia Legion hall, featuring corned beef, ham and cabbage followed by a dance with music from The Persuaders. 286 Front St. N., social hour 5 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. Tickets, $15, at the Legion bar. For more, call 519-336-2841

Wednesday, March 18

March Break Music Day

The Sarnia Children’s Library will host “Music Day” from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Kids will make an instrument to take home. This drop-in event is free for all ages. Call 519-337-3291.

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

Corned Beef Dinner

Canon Davis Memorial Church hosting a corned beef and cabbage dinner and homemade desserts, 380 Russell St. N. at 5 p.m. Cost $15. For more, call 519-344-9531

Music Day

At the Sarnia Children’s Library, kids invited to make and instrument and take it home.  Drop in between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Free. For more call 519-337-3291

Rotary Roses

Last day to place an order with the 10th annual Rotary Roses fundraiser in support of local children, health and literacy projects. Order a dozen red or coloured roses for $25 per dozen by calling 519-490-1066, or e-mail info@rotarysarnia.org

Thursday, March 19

March Break Party

The Lambton County Library Bright’s Grove branch will host a “Frozen” theme party for ages 2 and up, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  Call 519-869-2351 to pre-register.

March Break Movie

The Sarnia Children’s Library will host a movie showing of “Alexander & the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Library Theatre. Admission is free for all ages. Call 519-337-3291.

Speaking Contest

Entry deadline for Optimist Club of Moore’s oratorical contest for students 18 and younger in Sarnia and St. Clair Township. The March 24 event at 7 p.m. features students speaking on the topic, “How my optimism will help me press on to the greater achievements of the future.” For an application form, contact Tracy at 519-862-1193 or email moore.optimist.tracy@gmail.com

Free Movie

Free screening at the Sarnia Library Theatre of the PG-rated live-action movie Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. For more call 519-337-3291

Saturday, March 21

Return of the River

The Sarnia Justice Film Festival’s fifth offering of the season is Return of the River, in which the camera soars over headwaters and dives into schools of salmon as the largest dam removal project in history begins. Sarnia Library Theatre, 7 p.m., followed by discussion. Admission free, donations gladly accepted. For more, visit www.Facebook.com/SarniaJusticeFilmFestival

Bake Sale

At St. Luke’s United Church, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. 350 Indian Rd. South. For more, call 519-344-1781

Sunday, March 22

Chicken Parmesan Dinner

Fundraiser in support of the Lunches for Lansdowne school program, featuring chicken Parmesan, pasta, Caesar salad, garlic bread and homemade desserts. Grace United Church, 990 Cathcart Blvd., 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets $15 adults, $6 children under 10, under five free, available at church or by calling 519-542-1203