What’s Happening, week of Oct. 16

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, Oct. 15

Horticulture

Jessica Robertson of Wildcraft Permaculture will present “Permaculture and Permanent Food Systems” at DeGroot’s Nurseries Green Room at a meeting organized by the Sarnia Horticultural Society. The presentation will begin at 7 p.m. and is open to everyone. For more info, call 519-332-5837

MS Society Forum

The MS Society’s Sarnia Lambton chapter hosts a free educational forum at the Chris Dawson Centre, 420 East Street North, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The forum will explore new research, current and emerging therapies, and symptom management, wellness strategies and accessing resources. To register, call 1-855-308-3455

Thursday, Oct. 16

Physician-Assisted Dying

The Unitarian Fellowship of Sarnia and Port Huron presents a debate on the subject of physician-assisted dying with Michael Payton from Dying with Dignity and Alex Schadenberg of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition. Sarnia Library Auditorium, 7 p.m. Free. For more, call Ann at 519-542-9708

Quilts of Valour

Canadian volunteer organization holding an inaugural meeting for people interested in contributing to the recognition of Canada’s veterans by honouring them with quilts. Upstairs, Sarnia Legion Hall, 4 p.m. Quilters and non-quilters welcome. For more, contact Laverne at, 519-869-2036

Friday, Oct. 17  

Soup Night

Point Edward Service Club offers many different kinds of homemade soups plus dessert, 5 p.m., with games to follow at 6:00 p.m., 503 Michigan Ave., tickets, $7, available at bar. For more, call 519-337-9822

Rayjon AGM

The annual general meeting of Rayjon will be held at the Sacred Heart Church meeting rooms, with special guests St. Mary’s “Hope for Haiti” group reporting on their Uganda project. Starts at 7:30 p.m., all welcome. For more, call Dianne at 519-862-1963

Rummage/Garage Sale

Central United Church holding a two-day rummage sale featuring good, clean used clothing, dishes and household items, small appliances and furniture, toys, books, plants, etc.  Corner of George and Brock, Friday from 12 noon to 2 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., For more call 519-344-4561

Saturday, Oct. 18

5K Fun Run/Walk

GallaDev’s hosting an all-ages fundraiser at the Dante Club, 9 a.m. to 2 p. m., for three local players attending a professional soccer training camp in England.  Events include an U5 parent & tot 1.8 km, U7 parent & child 2.5km, and youth (8-15) and adult (16 plus) 5 km. BBQ lunch, games, and prizes.  For more, visit GallaDevs.ca.

Pickerel Fry & Dance

Seafood chowder, pickerel, potato, beans, etc., at Corunna Legion, Albert and Beckwith streets. Advance tickets, $20, and $18 for members, on sale at the Legion. Dinner 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.; dance at 7:30 p.m., in support of local charities. Music by The Plank Road Hammers. For more, call 519-862-5652

Grace Fall Fair

The fall fair at Grace United Church features horse and wagon rides, cookie decorating, bake table, tea room, freezer foods, barbecue and vendors. 990 Cathcart Blvd., 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Admission, $2, twelve and under free. For more, call 519-542-1203

St. Joseph’s Fall Fair

St. Joseph Catholic Women’s League annual fall food featuring deli goods, cabbage rolls, spring rolls, apple pies, candy, raffles, attic treasures and more. St. Joseph’s Church, Stuart and Devine streets, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For more, call Laurie at 519-332-5378

Zombiefest

Sarnia Library hosts annual gathering of the living dead featuring the movies Fido and Warm Bodies, a Zombie Walk through the downtown area from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., and a zombie makeup demonstration, 12 noon to 5 p.m. Admission free, food donations welcome. For more info or to register, call 519-337-3291

Danish Sisterhood

The Danish Sisterhood will host an open house event from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the All Saint Anglican Church. Come out and learn all about the Danish Sisterhood, including their traditions, culture, heritage and vikings. Coffee and treats will be served. For more info, call Jonna 519-542-1737

Electronics Recycling

Drop off old, unwanted or broken electronic item including computers, monitors, telephones, printers, etc., at 1494 Plank Rd., 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Brings bag of dog food or canned goods for chance to win $100 in groceries. For more, call Letty at 519 337 5313

Ballroom Dancing

First-timers are invited to attend a free session of the Sarnia Ballroom Dancers Club, Camlachie Community Hall, 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. For more, visit www.sarniaballroomdancingclub.ca

Pandas/Pans Ontario

Pandas/Pans Ontario hosts community information session with Beth Allison Maloney and a parent-teen discussion panel, Pathways Health Centre, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Free. Meet and Greet brunch, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. $10. Register at 519.381.7120 or k.henrikson@pandaspansontario.org.

Sunday Oct. 19

Rayjon Awareness Trips

An information session for Rayjon awareness trips to Haiti and the Dominican Republic during March Break in 2015 will be held at Grace United church, Indian Road and Cathcart Boulevard, starting at 7 p.m. Adults and teen 16 and older are eligible to participate.

For further call Dianne 519-862-1963

Sunday, Oct. 19

Organ Concert

Organist and keyboardist Ollie Case will present a concert at Laurel Lea St. Matthew’s Presbyterian Church, 837 Exmouth St., at 3 p.m. Tickets, $20, available at the door. For more,

Monday, Oct. 20

Junior Achievement

Junior Achievement of South Western Ontario starts another after-school company program for the new school year. Students run their own companies in the 20-week program, which is available free to every high school student. Mondays, 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the SLBDC, 109 Durand St. For more, or to register, call 519-336-1484 or email info@jaswont.org

Tuesday, Oct. 21

Free Hearing Aid Clinic

Canadian Hearing Society hearing aid clinic and open house offering free batteries, a hearing aid cleaning and check, and the latest in digital hearing aids. 420 East St. North, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., closed over noon hour. For more, call 519-337-8307

Wednesday, October 22

Money Works

The Goodwill Career Centre hosting a free one-day workshop offering tools to help anyone better understand and manage their personal finances. 1249 London Rd., 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. To register, call 519-332-4333

Thursday, Oct. 23

Global Warming and Electricity Prices

Peter R. Smith will deliver a presentation outlining Canada’s peformance in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and Ontario’s attempt to cut emissions at the

fall meeting of the Professional Engineers Ontario-Lambton Chapter, 6 p.m. at the Best Western Guildwood Inn in Point Edward. RSVP by Oct. 20 by contacting Phil at 519-481-1221

Friday, Oct. 24

Comedy Night

Big Fish Steak and Lounge hosts two dinner and comedy nights on Friday and Saturday featuring some of Canada’s top comedy acts, including Trixx, Adam Jamal and Ryan Hillis, 1717 London Line. Tickets, $75, includes prime rib dinner, available at Big Fish and Lekoz. Book at 519-542-5553

Beef Stew Dinner

High Park United Church hosting a dinner with all proceeds to the Dominican Mission Trip, 1081 Brenchley St., 5 p.m. Tickets, $10, or $30 for two adults and two children, available by calling 519-336-9251

Suicide Prevention

The Sarnia Lambton Registered Nurses Association and North Lambton CHC are hosting a community forum on suicide prevention, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Lambton College Event Centre. To register, contact Alana at ahalfpenny@outlook.com or 519-333-7560.

Friday, Oct. 24

Rummage Sale

Dunlop United Church holding a two-day fall rummage sale featuring gently-used clothing, treasures, household items and more. 757 Rosedale Ave., Friday, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Enter off Hall Street lot. For more, call Sheila at 519-541-0449

Saturday, Oct. 25

Just Eat It

The Sarnia Justice Film Festival’s new season kicks off with Just Eat It, in which two filmmakers pledge to quit grocery shopping and survive only of food that would otherwise be thrown away. Sarnia Library Theatre, 7 p.m., followed by discussion. Admission free, donations gladly accepted. For more, visit www.Facebook.com/SarniaJusticeFilmFestival

Fiery Faces Family Day

Fiery Faces’ annual Halloween-themed family day featuring face painting, cookie decorating, crafts, games, and a Gunk N Dunk at Degroot’s Nurseries, 1840 London Line, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Note: other Fiery Faces events, including the pumpkin viewing, have moved to Wyoming Fairgrounds this year. For more, visit fieryfaces.com

Bingo

The Rebekah Assembly of Ontario hosting a bingo to raise funds to send one high school students on an all-expense paid trip to the United Nations. Bingo and door prizes (no cash prizes). Must be 18 or older. All Saints Anglican Church, 498 Lyndock St., Corunna, 7 p.m. For more, contact Dianne at 519-337-1899

Choral Workshop

Christian songwriters Don Besig and Nancy Price will lead a choral workshop at Grace United Church, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration, $70, includes six choral arrangements, all workshops, lunch and optional participation in a massed choir concert. $60 before Sept. 25.  Visit www.graceucsarnia.com for more or to register.

Used Book Sale

A selection of used books will be available at St. Giles Presbyterian Church, 770 Lakeshore Rd. from 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon. For more, call 519-542-2253

Fall Bazaar

Bluewater Country’s annual Fall Bazaar includes crafts, bake table, white elephant items, books, puzzles, Christmas items and more, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 5700 Blackwell Sideroad. No admission charge. For more, call Joan at 519-541-9701 or Cecilia at 519-541-9890

Bonanza Sale

Lambton County Christian Academy holding a giant baby-to-teen sale featuring clothing and footwear, dress up costumes, maternity wear, toys, strollers, playpens, etc., at the Salvation Army gym, 970 Confederation St., from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon. Part of the proceeds will be going to Lambton County Christian Academy. For more, contact Cindy at 519-344-3283

Halloween Dance

A Ghoulish Affair of Orange & Black is a fundraiser for Goodwill Industries – Essex Kent Lambton, and the Lambton College Alumni Foundation. At Jack Doyle’s, 7 p.m. Tickets, $10, available by calling Heather at 519-333-6864, ext. 133

Stepping Up Men’s Event

Living Hope Christian Reformed Church one-day event challenges men to live courageous lives and encourages attendees to dig deep into the concept of biblical manhood. 1281 Exmouth St., 8 a.m., Cost, $2 includes workbook and food. Register by Oct. 19 at 519-491-6993

Church Bazaar

Point Edward Presbyterian Church hosting a bazaar with a tea room, bake table, white elephant table, frozen turkey, pies and deli. 306 Michigan Ave., 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  Admission $2, includes coffee and snack. For more, call 519-344-2536

Dance And Live Music

“Jump Jive Boogie Night” offers music from the ‘50s ‘60s and ‘70s by DJ² and Musical Memories with Janet, cash bar, homemade desserts. Tickets, $10, include tea and coffee. St Thomas Aquinas Church Hall, Champlain Road. Doors open 7:30, dance 8 p.m. All proceeds to Father Mukucha’s Congo Scholarship Fund. For tickets call JoAnne at 519-542-8826 or Janet at 519-402-3233

Church anniversary and cabaret

Central United Church celebrates its 182nd anniversary with a beef and turkey dinner at 6 p.m., followed by a cabaret performance, featuring soprano Leslie Andrew and pianist Marque Smith, at 7:30 p.m. $25 for dinner and cabaret, $10 cabaret alone. To reserve, call 344-4561 before Oct. 19th.  A worship service the following day at 10:30 a.m. is open to all.

Barbecue Dinner

St. Luke’s United Church is hosting a barbecue pork dinner from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. 350 Indian Rd S

Meal includes pork, baked beans, vegetables, potatoes, coleslaw, buns, dessert and beverage. $13. For tickets, call 519-344-1781.