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 where to obtain more information. Email notices to [email protected].
Friday, March 28
The band Chemical Valley will perform a free concert at Stokes Bay Grill and Bar in support of the Noelle’s Gift fund for children in need.
Doors open 8:30 p.m., 485 Harbour Rd.
1st Annual Trivia Night at Royal Canadian Legion on Front Street. A night of fun with friends and family. Cash prizes, 50/50 draw, Cash Bar. Maximum Team of 8. Royal Canadian Legion, 268 N. Front St. Doors open 7:00 p.m. Tickets, $20, available at MS Society, 420 East Street. For more contact Yvonne McInnes, 519-332-4015.
Saturday, March 29
Comedy hypnosis show
Entertainer and hypnotist Robert Maxwell performs at the Sarnia Library Auditorium. The show is a fundraiser for the ‘Just Say Moe’ youth smoking prevent program for Grade 4-5 students. Tickets $15 advance, $20 at door, are available at Cheeky Monkey. For more, call Cheryl Yelland, 905-730-8960.
The International Symphony Orchestra will present “Spring’s Promise” at Temple Baptist Church in Sarnia, 7:30 p.m. Under the direction of conductor Douglas A. Bianchi, the evening features the symphony singers, soprano Emily Douglass and a selection of music evocative of spring. Tickets, adult $29, senior $28, student $8, available at 225 Davis St., or by calling: 519-337-7775 or (810) 984-8857.
Military Service Book
Assistance provided for anyone needing help with the paperwork and photos needed for the Ontario Command of the Royal Canadian Legion’s Military Service Recognition Book. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Branch 62 Legion Hall on Front Street. For more, contact Scott Elliott at [email protected]
Bingo for Youth Pilgrimage
Proceeds from the bingo will help send one high school student to the UN. Bingo and door prizes. At All Saints Anglican Church, 498 Lyndock St., Corunna, starting at 7 p.m. Must 18 or older to play. Organized by Rebekah Assembly of Ontario.
Wednesday, April 2
Live Theatre (Continued)
Theatre Sarnia’s presentation of the farce Lend Me a Tenor continues its run of 7:30 p.m. daily shows until Sunday, April 5. Directed by Jean Simon. For more information and tickets visit www.imperialtheatre.net
Weekly Art Demonstrations
Each Wednesday until April 30 the Sarnia Artists Workshop will present an art demonstration by one of its members in the Community Room of the Superstore on London Road. Non-members are welcome to attend two sessions. Cost is $3. Subjects covered include acrylics, perspective, watercolour technique, etc. For more, and a workshop supply list, visit www.sarniaartistsworkshop.com and click on programs.
Thursday, April 3
The Lambton Concert Band, under musical director Tessa Catton, will present “Spring at Last” at the Sarnia Library Auditorium, starting at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 adults, $6 children and students, are available from members or at the door. For more, visit www.lambtonconcertband.com
Free tax clinic
The Canada Revenue Agency is holding a free tax clinic at the West Lambton Community Health Centre on Exmouth Street, April 3, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Community Volunteer Income Tax Program is designed for people with low incomes and relatively simple tax situations. To book an appointment, call 519-344-3017.
Friday, April 4
Kris Shaw entertains at Stokes Bay Grill and Bar, starting at 9 p.m. Tables of four people are $50.
Saturday, April 5
Out-of-town poets John Wing, Allan Briesmaster and Clara Blackwood plus Sarnia’s Lynn Tait will introduce new work. Organized by the Bluewater Reading Series, this inaugural event is made possible by the support of the League of Canadian Poets. John’s Restaurant, 1643 London Line, free admission. For more, info:[email protected] or 519-383-0879
Sunday, April 6
Barbershop quartet show
Bluewater Chordsmen present their annual show the Imperial Theatre, with the return of Forest City Fire, the Ontario District Chorus Champions, plus the local quartets Four More, Riverside and Resolution. Tickets are $17. Contact Dave at 519 337 7412, or Doug at 519 336 2027.
The Choir of St. Paul’s Cathedral, London, led by musical director and organist Andrew Keegan MacKriell, will participate in a special Parish Evensong at Trinity Anglican Church, 1194 Murphy Road, at 5 p.m. All are welcome. A “bring and share” meal will follow the Evensong. For more, call 519-542-9261.
Tai Chi Demonstration
An open house and demonstration of Taoist Tai Chi will be held at the Lochiel Kiwanis Centre, 180 North College St. from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. For more information, call 519-344-0346.
Monday, April 7
Local footballer film
The documentary film Misunderstood: The Cookie Gilchrist Story will be screened at the Sarnia Library Theatre, a 7 p.m. The film is about the life and career of football great and former Sarnia Imperial Cookie Gilchrist. Its makers used photos and documents from the Lambton County Archives. For more, contact Heather Lavallee at 519-845-5426, ext. 5239.
Adam White, president of the Association of Major Power Producers in Sarnia, will discuss the current state of Ontario’s electricity system and its impact on consumers. Lambton College Event Centre, 1457 London Road. Registration at 11:30 a.m. Cost $60, Chamber of Commerce members $30. For more, 519-336-2400 or www.sarnialambtonchamber.com
Tuesday, April 8
Adoption and Familieså
Lynn Clark of Chatham will discuss adoption at a meeting of the Ontario Genealogical Society, Lambton branch, starting at 7:30 p.m., the LDS Church, 1400 Murphy Rd. For more info, call 519-383-0468 or email [email protected]
Wednesday, April 9
The arrival of spring brings a fashion show featuring clothes by Jockey Person to Person at Grace United Church, 990 Cathcart Blvd., at 7 p.m. Tickets, $10, include refreshments and chance at door prizes. Proceeds to church fund. For more, Pauline Henderson-Ferguson, 519-339-9763 or [email protected]
Free Tax Clinic
The Canada Revenue Agency is holding a free tax clinic at the Sarnia Library on Christina Street, from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm. The Community Volunteer Income Tax Program is designed for people
with low incomes and relatively simple tax situations. First come first served basis. Another clinic offered April 16.
Thursday, April 10
Four members of the Sarnia Photographic Club will show works from recent projects at the Sarnia Library Theatre, starting 7 p.m. Subjects include India, the Galapagos, Newfoundland and morning. Free will donations accepted for Sarnia-Lambton Parkinsons Support Group. For more call 519-337-4119, or [email protected]
Friday, April 11
Good Night and May God Bless is a family-friendly tribute to comedian and clown Red Skelton, performed by Tom Mullica. The Imperial Theatre show is part of a 28-city Ontario tour. Showtime 7 p.m. Tickets, $42, are available at the theatre Box Office. For more, 519-344-7469, imperialtheatre.net
Two-day Rummage Sale
Spring rummage and garage sale, Central United Church, corner of Brock and George, 12 noon to 2 p.m. on Friday, and 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday. Gently-used spring and summer clothing, jewellery, dishes and other household items, collectibles, books, small appliances, toys, craft table, knitting supplies, sporting goods, plants, with 100 volunteers participating.
Two-Day Rummage Sale
Spring rummage sale featuring gently-used clothing, household items and more organized by the United Church Women at Dunlop United Church, in the gym. From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, and 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday. All welcome. No admission charge. Enter off Hall Street parking lot.