What’s Happening, week of Oct. 30

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. 29

Global Citizenship Summit

Organized by Lambton College’s international student department, the Global Citizenship Summit features guest speakers, a student event and foods from countries around the world. Tickets, $25 adults, $20 students, available at the door or by calling Amy at 519-542-7751, ext. 3579

Thursday, Oct. 30

United Way Book Sale

Steeves and Rozema Group organizing a book sale with all proceeds going to the local United Way. At the St. Clair Corporate Centre, 265 N. Front St., from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more, call Marci at 519-344-8829, ext.365

Century Tunes

Musical director Tessa Catton leads the Lambton Concert Band in a special performance called Century Tunes, marking 100 years of music in Sarnia-Lambton. With historic band photo display. Sarnia Library Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. Adults, 12, children and students, $6. For more visit www.lambtonconcertband.com

Friday, Oct. 31

Halloween Party

Stokes Bay hosting a Halloween costume party featuring popular local band Rumblefish, 485 Harbour Road. Band start around 9:30 p.m., with no cover charge. For more, call 519-337-8466

Spoken Word

Come and read a poem, share a short story or sing a song at the Spoken Word open mic event, 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Lawrence House. For Halloween, the theme is Ghosts & Goblins, however, feel free to read what you like and dress in costume. For more, contact Lorna at ll.pominville@yahoo.com

Saturday, Nov. 1

Polish Bazaar

Organized by the Queen of Peace CWL, the bazaar features pierogis made with potato and cheese, cabbage rolls, polish sauerkraut (beegos) and homemade baked goods. Hot brunch or take out. Polish Hall, 173 Exmouth St., from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For more, call Donna at 519-481-0230

White Cross Display

MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) Sarnia Lambton erecting its annual White Cross display on London Road, at Lambton College entrance. Each of 270 crosses represents a life lost in Canada during the holiday season. Volunteers also welcome. Bring a sledgehammer and staple gun, if possible. For more, call 519-339-9962

Christmas Bazaar

Relay for Life “Hope for A Cure” Christmas bazaar and craft sale at Clearwater Arena featuring vendors, gift ideas, baked goods, food concession, door prizes and children’s events. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., $2 donation entry. For more, call Kim at 519-330-5068 or email kimbridekirk@hotmail.com

Candle Glow Bazaar

Popular annual church bazaar featuring turkey pies, cabbage rolls, baked goods, books, jewelry, attic treasures, “Dr. Bob’s Delights” and a Girl Guide craft table, High Park United Church, 1081 Brenchley St.

9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more, call 519-336-9251

Fall Benefit Concert

The Sursum Corda Christian Male Chorus will present a benefit concert featuring duets, instrumentals and participation by students of Sarnia Christian School, at First Christian Reformed Church, 1105 Exmouth St., 7:30 p.m. Free, with an offering taken to benefit the school.

United Way Dinner

The ‘Locally Lambton Dinner’ featuring local foods at the Lambton Inn, 5:30 p.m. All proceeds from the buffet to the United Way of Sarnia-Lambton’s 2014 campaign. Only 225 tickets available. $45 per person, $85 for couple. For more, call 519-336-5452 ext. 0

Sunday, Nov. 2

ANEW Charity Event

A Network for Exceptional Women presents ‘Be(you)tiful You’ featuring business vendors, an auction, spa services and fashion show. Proceeds to Tree of Wishes for children at Christmas. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 148 Front St. For more, contact Ashley at memorablemoments@live.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

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

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

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

Reading Series

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

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

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