What’s Happening, week of March 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, 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

Speaker Series

The Enbridge Famous 5 Speaker Series features Sarnia native Carol-Lynn Chambers, former firefighter and deputy chief in London who is now a senior manager at the Ontario Fire Marshal’s Officer. Holiday Inn, Point Edward, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tickets, $40, at www.famous5.ca. For more, contact Vicky at famous5sarnialambton@gmail.com

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

Spoken Word

An open mic event for writers and musicians to do readings, perform songs and meet and mingle at the Lawrence House for the Arts, 127 Christina Street South, 8:00 p.m. to 10 p.m. For more, contact Colin at 519-337-9843

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

College Open House

Free pizza, prizes and information on 90 full-time programs available at Lambton College’s annual spring open house, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For a full listing of events visit lambtoncollege.ca/openhouse

Discovery Day

Professional Engineers of Ontario offering elementary school students to build a bridge and try hands-on challenges during a free event at Lambton Mall. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more, visit to www.nemlambton.com and click “Discovery Day” or email sarniaengweek@gmail.com

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

Wednesday, April 1

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

Cooking Class

Quick family meal ideas the focus of a free class offered by the Rapids Family Health Team at Andrews’s Presbyterian Church in Corunna, 437 Colborne Rd. 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. For more, call 519-813-9800

Thursday, April 2

Open House

Lambton Toastmasters Club, an organization designed to improve communication and leadership skills, is holding an open house at the Goodwill office, 1121 Wellington St., from 12 noon to 1 p.m. For more, call Julie at 519-328-4963

Friday, April 3

Comedy Show

Jeff Leeson brings his comedy team with feature headliner and comic impressionist Bill Davern to Stokes Bay, 485 Harbour Rd. for a Good Friday show. 9 p.m. start. Tables of four, $50. For more, call 519-337-8466

Victim Services

The deadline to register for April 21 Victim Services event at the Holiday Inn, 1498 Venetian Blvd. Presentation to focus on domestic violence that co-occurs with mental health and substance abuse problems. Keynote speaker Deborah Sinclair. Tickets, $60. For more, call 519-344-8861, ext. 5236

Good Friday Breakfast

Lighthouse Community Church offering free breakfast followed by music and devotional.  All welcome. 152 Parker St. 9:30 a.m. For more, call Kerry at 519- 542-7662

Saturday, April 4

Easter In The Park

Sarnia’s annual children’s party in Canatara Park featuring a circus show, Kiwanis train rides, face painting, craft station, inflatables and chalk art, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Egg hunt goes at 10 a.m. Bring your baskets. Refreshments available. For more, call 519–332-0330

Book Signing

Local author Najah Shuqair will be signing copies of her poetry book Sarnia, You Are In My Heart, each Saturday in April at the Lambton Mall, with proceeds to the Canadian Diabetes Association. 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. For more, call 519-332-0373

Sunday, April 5

Spring Bike Ride

The 3rd annual ‘I Pity The April Fool Ride’ is a 62-kilometre bike ride on paved and gravel roads that begins and ends at Blackwell Cycle, 1801 Blackwell Rd., rain or shine. No cost, refreshments after. For more, call 519-491-1777