What’s Happening, week of March 19

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 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

Art Dabble

From Wednesday to Friday, participants can dabble in various mediums including clay, watercolour, charcoal, and fabric in self-directed sessions at the Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, 147 Lochiel St., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. For more, call 519-336-8127

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

Hatchery Open House

Bluewater Anglers’ two-day open house at the Point Edward fish hatchery allows the public to see how sport fish are raised for release. Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 1 Michigan Ave. For more, call 519-344-9821

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

Enchanted Princess Party

Children’s party featuring princess dancing and singing, story time, face painting, photos, balloon animals and a visit from Princess Cinderella, in the River Room of Stokes by the Bay, 485 Harbour Rd., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Fundraiser for the Humane Society, Tickets, $20, available at Humane Society, 131 Exmouth St. For more, call 519-344-7064

Tuesday, March 24

Pastafest

At the Dante Club, all-you-can-eat pasta with roll and salad in support of the MS Society of Sarnia-Lambton.  Entertainment by CD/DC, takeout available, 1330 London Rd., 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Adults $12, children (under 10) $8. Tickets available by calling 519-332-4015

Cooking For 1-2 People

Learn healthy recipes during a free class 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

Wednesday, March 25

Piano Recital

Acclaimed pianist Teresa Walters heads the fourth show in the Sarnia Concert Association’s 79th season at the Imperial Theatre with a program that includes Moonlight Sonata, Etudes by Chopin and pieces by Gershwin 7:30 p.m. Tickets $40 adults, $25 students, available at Box Office. For more, call 519-344-7469

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, drop off service also available. Sarnia Public Library, 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Community Volunteer Tax Program. Also runs Wednesdays on April 1, 8, 15, and Saturday, April 4. For more, call Peter at 519-869-4243

Spring Buffet

At London Road West United Church, featuring ham, scalloped potatoes and desserts, 2092 Blackwell Side Road, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Takeout available. Tickets $12 adults, $5 children five to 12. Under five free. For tickets call Elsie at 519-344-6958

Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Presenter Christine Wright will discuss reducing your risk of Alzheimer’s and dementia at a meeting of the Sarnia Computer Users Group. 7 p.m., Grace United Church, 990 Cathcart Blvd. For more, call 519-542-1949

Prayer Clinic

A walk-in prayer clinic for people fighting disease, depression or disappointment at House of Healing, 260 Mitton St. N. 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. For more, call Marion at 519-869-6389 or email sarniashealingroom@gmail.com

Support Group

A new Sexual Assault Support Group has begun that meets bi-weekly on Wednesdays at River City Vineyard, 260 Mitton St. N. from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more, contact Renee at rcard@rcv.org or 519-383-8463

Thursday, March 26

Canada’s North

Sarnia-born storyteller and artist Verne Harrison will share his experiences of working with Inuit people in the Arctic, offering insight into his exhibition Two Views: Canada’s North, at the Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, 147 Lochiel St., 7 p.m. For more, call 519-336-8127

Friday, March 27

Scott Woods Concert

Championship fiddler and his band explore Canadian fiddling styles and influences in a show called ‘Fiddling in the key of eh?’ at Camlachie United Church, 6784 Camlachie Rd, 7 p.m. Tickets, $35 adults, $10 children, available by calling 519-899-4720 or 519-869-4103

Saturday, March 28

Elvis: The Moments

Elvis tribute artist Pete Paquette performs at the Imperial Theatres with his band The Rockin’ Royals and The Tonettes, 8 p.m. For tickets, call 519-344-7469

Craft and Vendor sale

At St Paul’s United Church, featuring more than 30 vendors, including Wooden Roses, Steeped Tea, Sunset Gourmet, Avon, Easter Candy Baskets, Knitting & Clay Trinkets, 360 Devine St., 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more, call Jennie at 519-383-8723

Bingo

Fundraiser to send one high school student to the United Nations Youth Pilgrimage, organized by the Rebekah Assembly, All Saints Anglican Church, 498 Lyndock St. in Corunna, 7 p.m. Must be 18, no cash prizes. For more, call Dianne 519-337-1899

Social and Dance

A fundraiser for WAIT-PW featuring a dance and live and silent auction at the Camlachie Community Centre. 8 p.m. Tickets, $15 single or $25 a couple. For more, call Audrey at 519-381-4251 or Louyse at 519-542-6846

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

Digital Photography

Digital photography program offering studio tours and program information at 10 a.m. and 12 noon during Lambton College’s open house. New students can compete for $500 entrance award. For more, visit lambtoncollege.ca/phtd or contact Richard Beland at richard.beland@lambtoncollege.ca.

Easter in the Park

Corunna’s Easter celebrations begin at 1 p.m. sharp at the pavilion in Corunna Athletic Park, for children 12 and under with prizes, treats and an egg hunt, including the search for the ‘Golden Egg.’ Organized by Moore Optimists and Lambton Junior Optimists. For more, call Ron at 519-862-4594

Jam Session

Everyone invited to the Corunna Legion for an open jam to play, sing, dance or just listen. 350 Albert St., 2 p.m. No cover charge, food available. For more, call 519-862-1240

Sunday, March 29

Trek For Tourette

Fund-raising five kilometre walk through Canatara Park starting at the Children’s Animal Farm at 2 p.m. in support of families challenged by Tourette Syndrome, a neurological disorder. For more, or to sponsor a walker, visit facebook.com/tourettesarnia or call Brian at 519-464-2585

Tai Chi

The Sarnia branch of FLK – Taoist Tai Chi hosting an open house at the Lochiel Kiwanis Community Centre, 180 College Ave. North, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. For more, call 519-344-0346

Monday, March 30

Birding Talk

Richard and Susan Carr will speak about the life of purple martins and provide an update on the Walpole Island purple martin project at a Lambton Wildlife meeting. All welcome. 7:30 p.m., YMCA Careers and Learning Centre, 660 Oakdale Ave. For more, visit www.lambtonwildlife.com