What’s Happening, week of Nov. 6

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, Nov. 5

 

Detroit Chamber Soloists

Artistic director Pauline Martin collaborates with a line-up of international artists for the second show in the Sarnia Concert Association’s 79th season at the Imperial Theatre. 7:30 p.m. Tickets by subscription, or $40 adults, $25 students. For more, call 519-344-7469

 

Diabetes Awareness Day

Fairwinds Lodge  hosting a free Diabetes Awareness Day for individuals living with or at risk of diabetes.  Various health care providers available to answer questions and provide services. Find out if you are at risk and what resources are available. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 1218 Michigan Ave. For more, call 519-332-0373

 

Euchre Tournament

The Sarnia Branch of the Royal Canadian Naval Association hosting a euchre tournament, open to the public and all welcome. 1420 Lougar Ave, 1 p.m. For more, call 519-344-0331

 

Financial Literacy

Financial literacy workshop providing the tools and knowledge to better understand and manage personal finances. Goodwill Career Centre, 1249 London Rd. 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. To register, call 519-332-4333

 

Thursday, Nov. 6

 

Rayjon Pastafest

Fifth annual Rayjon Pastafest features an Italian dinner, gift baskets, silent auction, developing world art and info about Rayjon projects. Dante Club, 1330 London Rd, 5 p.m. to 7pm., eat in or take out. Adults $12, students $10, children 11 & under $8, family of four $35. For tickets, contact Joan, 519 542 3893, or joan_nienhuis@hotmail.com

 

Diabetes Testing Day

Hosted by Hogan Pharmacy and Canadian Diabetes Association. Have your blood sugar levels and blood pressure checked and talk to experts about results and medications. A report is sent to your family doctor, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Strangway Centre, 260 East St. N.  For more, call 519-332-0373

 

Weight Management

The support group Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) will be holding a grand weigh-in at the Community of Christ Church. 1104 Leckie Dr., 6 p.m. to 6: 45 p.m., followed by a meeting. For more, contact Gerry at 519-336-3513

 

Friday, Nov. 7

 

Fusion

Celebrity chef David Adjey will entertain audiences on stage at the two-day Fusion event, which will see over 50 vendors, Ontario wineries, breweries, and food producers share their products, 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. both nights. Tickets $10. For more, call 519-882-0933 ext. 53

 

Live Music

Blues-based funk band Deja Voodoo playing live at the Cheeky Monkey during the November First Friday cultural walkabout, 130 Christina St., 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more, call 519-332-0978

 

Live music

Country music artist Tanya Marie Harris returns for a First Friday show at Liquid Johnnys, 117 N. Christina St. For more, call 519-244-1196

 

Comedy Night

Bill Bushart headlines a comedy night at Stokes Bay, 485 Harbour Rd., starting at 9 p.m. Tables are $50 for four people. For more, call 519-337-8466

 

Saturday, Nov. 8

 

Celebrities on Canvas

Community Concerns for the Medically Fragile presents the

8th annual celebrity art auction, with works by Natalie MacMaster, Leonard Cohen and more. Lambton College Event Centre, doors open 5:30 p.m., buffet dinner at 6 p.m., cash bar. Tickets, $65, or a table of eight for $475 (including a $125 tax receipt). For more, call 519-344-2719

 

Church Bazaar

The All Saints Anglican Church will host its 2014 Christmas Bazaar from 9 a.m. to noon, corner of Charlotte and Vidal streets, with baking, deli, knitting, sewing, attic treasures, “bits & pieces”, books and more. Admission is free, tearoom $2. For more info, call 519-344-5167.

 

Christmas Bazaar

Dunlop United Church bazaar featuring jewelry, crafts, knitting, homemade cake and refreshments, bake sale, preserves, frozen meals and soups. 757 Rosedale Av., 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Free admission. For more, call 519-337-3061

 

Silver Bells Bazaar

Strangway Centre’s silver bells bazaar featuring woodworking, books, treasure table, baked goods, vendors, plants, jewelry, etc. Café will be open. 260 East St. N., 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Free admission. For more, call 519-332-0656

 

Charity Silent Auction

Bidding closes at 1 p.m. this day on a two-week charity auction at Collector’s Haven, 464 Christina St. N. Bidding in $2 increments on pottery, coins, books, comics, silver chains, etc. All proceeds go to St. Joseph’s Hospice. For more, call 519-491-2326

 

Literary Reading

Poet John B. Lee, Vanessa Shields and local writers Diana Koch and Grace Vermeer participate in the Bluewater Reading Series, a free public event at John’s Restaurant “Famous Room,” 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. For more, contact Venera at 519-869-2725 or vfazio5@cogeco.ca

 

Breakfast Gathering

Guest speaker Paul Falconer addressing a breakfast session of the Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship International, Sarnia chapter, 9 a.m. at the Bridge Tavern, 106 Michigan Ave. All welcome. For more, call Lew at 519-491-7542 or e-mail Garth at garthlepine@hotmail.com

 

Running event

The Sarnia Roadrunners present one, three and five kilometre runs in Canatara Park, starting at 9 a.m.  Events start at the cannon; cost is $3.  All runners and walkers welcome. For more, contact sarniaroadrunners@gmail.com

 

Library Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day for children, includes a story and other activities, from 2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Sarnia Children’s Library. For more, call 519-337-3291

 

Fall Fundraiser

Live music with Jaime Lee and Craig Moore, DJ Dave Burrows and magician Chris Westfall at Norm’s Pub N’ Grill, in support of Pandas/Pans Ontario. 1450 London Rd., admission $10, doors open 8 p.m. For more, or tickets, call 519-333-8554

 

Sunday, Nov. 9

 

Cenotaph Parade

The Pt. Edward Servicemen’s Association holding a Remembrance Day parade. All invited. Form up at 10:30 a.m. at the Service Club, 503 Michigan Ave, and leave for the cenotaph at 10:45 a.m. Refreshments back at Club immediately following the service. For more, call 519-337-9822

 

Monday, Nov. 10

 

WW2 Anniversary

The Sarnia Library will present two short films documenting what happened in the Autumn of 1944 during: Cinderella on the Left and Crisis on the Hill. Event starts 7 p.m. Admission free. For more call 519-337-3291 ext. 5907

 

Tuesday, Nov. 11

 

Genealogy

John Collins will discuss First World War Remembrance at a meeting of the Ontario Genealogical Society, Lambton branch, 7:30 p.m., LDS Church, 1400 Murphy Rd. For more, contact Janet at 519-383-0468

 

Linden MacIntyre

The Canadian journalist and award-winning novelist at the Sarnia Library Auditorium for a reading and book signing in support of Organization for Literacy in Lambton. Tickets, $25, available at The Book Keeper or OLL. For more, call 519-332-4876

 

Wednesday, Nov. 12

 

City Planning

Jane Cooper, Sarnia’s director of planning and building will discuss ‘Are We Planning to Make Sarnia a Great City?’ at the next ‘Green Drinks’ environmental discussion, 7 p.m., Limbo Lounge’s back room, 196 Christina St. N. No charge. For more, contact greendrinkssarnia@outlook.com

 

Balance & Bone Health

Rapids Family Health Team in Corunna offering program to boost balance and bone health, 233 Cameron St. No charge, but pre-registration required. Every Wednesday for four weeks, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. For more, call 519-813-9800

 

Friday, Nov. 14

 

An Event Apart

Three-day exhibition and sale of unique art kicks off Friday with an evening gala featuring live music, hors d’oeuvres and cash bar, Degroot’s Nurseries, 1840 London Line, 7 p.m. Tickets $50, available at Scotiabank and The Lawrence House, good all weekend. Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., tickets $8. Proceeds to suicide prevention. For more, visit aneventapart.ca or call Lynn at 519-899-2898

 

Trivia Night

The After-Hours Rotary Club hosts the 3rd annual Rotary Trivia Night at Jack Doyle’s Irish Grille & Sports Bar, 8 p.m. $200 for a table of eight. Event includes trivia, food, entertainment and door prizes. To register, email jacibork@hotmail.com or call 519-381-3469

 

Live Music Café

A night of free live music featuring the Sisters Of Soul, with local bands and guest soloists. Coffee, tea, and munchies provided. Donations accepted. At the Foursquare Gospel Church, 207 Talfourd St., 7:30 p.m. For more, call Fran at 519-332-4320

 

Art At The Lake

Three-day show and sale featuring the work of 60 artists including painters, jewelry artisans, glass blowers, woodworkers, photographers, etc., with live music and demonstrations. Lambton College Event Centre, Friday, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free, hospice donations appreciated. For more, email  sarnia.artists.w@gmail.com or visit www.sarniaartistsworkshop.com

 

Saturday, Nov. 15

 

Christmas Bazaar

Third annual Christmas Bazaar at King George VI School featuring jewelry, handmade items and multiple vendors such as Tupperware, Avon, Regal, Stampin’ Up, Party Lite, etc. Free admission, 585 O’Dell Ave, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more, call Martina at 519-344-8741

 

Church Bazaar

St. Luke’s United bazaar featuring turkey pot pies, apple and pumpkin pies, bake table, crafts, books and a lunch of chili, hot dogs, soup, muffins, etc. 350 Indian Rd. South, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more, call 519-344-1781

 

Bake And Deli Sale

At Central United Church featuring turkey pies, cookies, soups, preserves, pies and more. Refreshments available. Corner of George and Brock streets, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For more, call 519-344-4561

 

Craft & Bake Sale

At Trinity Anglican Church, featuring antiques, crafts, baked goods, meat pies, books, etc.  1194 Murphy Rd., from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Vendor tables $20. For more, call 519-542-3559