What’s Happening: week of April 12

What’s happening events must be open to the public, of general 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


Thursday, April 12


Artist Talk

Jack Keefe, Diane Nelles, Della Fellows, and Rozanne Leystra discuss their techniques and process in creating their works at Gallery in the Grove’s Artist Talk. 2618 Hamilton Rd., 3:30 p.m. For more, call 519-869-4643 or visit www.galleryinthegrove.com


Friday, April 13


Scott Woods Concert

Scoot Woods will perform his trick fiddling at Camlachie United Church, 6784 Camlachie Rd., 7 p.m. Featuring guitarist Steve Piticco and step dancer Leo Stock. Light refreshments after show. Admission $25 adults, $10 children. Fully accessible building. For tickets, call Terry 519-869-4103 or the church office 519-899-4720


Rock & Fossil Club

Bob O’Donnell speaka about ‘The Fossils of Hungry Hollow’ at this meeting of the Sarnia Rock & Fossil Club. Twin Lakes Terrace Retirement Home, 1310 Murphy Rd., 7:30 p.m. For more, contact Mary Mary at 519-869-2003 or Ivan at i.mckay@sympatico.ca


Diabetes Prevention

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free workshop for people at high risk of developing diabetes. 233 Cameron St., Corunna., 9:30 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949


Exit Laughing

Run begins for Theatre Sarnia’s production of the comedy Exit Laughting at the Imperial Theatre. Performances on April 13 and 14, and April 18-21, at 7:30 p.m., as well as an April 15 matinee at 2 p.m. For tickets call 519-344-7469 or visit imperialtheatre.net



Live Music Cafe

Borderlite performs at Live Music Cafe, hosted by Sisters of Soul. Foursquare Church, 207 Talfourd St., 7:30 p.m. Donations welcome. For more, email Fran at at 1voice2sing@gmail.com


Pasta Dinner

At Corunna United Church, 198 Hill St., 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Cost $12.50 adults, $5 for ages 7 to 9, free children under 6, family rate $30. Proceeds to snack program at Sir John Moore and Colonel Cameron Schools. For tickets, call Holly at 519-332-7749, Sylvia at 519-862-1040 or the church office at 519-862-1052


Saturday, April 14


Film Festival

The Sarnia Justic Film Festival presents After Spring, a film that explores the Syrian refugee crisis by following two families and an aid working fighting to keep a refugee camp running. Sarnia Library Theatre, 124 Christina St. S. 7 p.m. Free, but donations appreciated. For more, visit Facebook: /SarniaJusticeFilmFestival


70s & 80s Dance

Sarnia Community Foundation celebrates its 35th anniversary with a dance featuring 70s and 80s music. Dante Club, 1330 London Rd., 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. Includes appetizers, cash bar, and prizes for best dressed. Tickets $35, or book a table. For information and tickets, call 519-332-2588


Lego Club

For school ages. Mallroad Library, 1362 Lambton Mall Rd., 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Also on April 28. Pre-register by calling 519-542-2580



Sarnia Children’s Library showing “Despicable Me 3,” 124 Christina St. S., 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. For more, call 519-337-3291


Collage Poems

Celebrate National Poetry Month by creating a collage poem using collections of pre-cut-out words to explore composition. Sarnia Library, 124 Christina St. S., 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more, call 519-337-3291


Tennis for Kids

Free event introducing children ages 6 to 10 to the basics of tennis, using the “Progessive” method of instruction with scaled down equipment. Holy Trinity Gym, 60 Lorne Cr., choose 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12 p.m., or 1 p.m. session. All equipment supplied. To register, email t4ktennisforkids@gmail.com. For more, call 226-886-3118


Draw with an Artist

Artist Kelly Wallace leads participants in figurative and conceptual drawing. No previous experience necessary. Ages 18+. Full series cost $180 non-members, $85 individual workshops. Materials and lunch included. Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, 147 Lochiel St., 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Also on April 21. For more, call 519-336-8127


Guided Tour

Free guided tour of the current exhibitions at Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, 147 Lochiel St., 1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. Register by calling 519-336-8127, ext. 3226


Relay for Life Dinner

Pasta dinner and silent auction in support of Relay for Life, with proceeds to Canadian Cancer Society. Includes dessert. Cost $15 adults, $8 for ages 13-16, free for children under 12. For more, contact 519-542-6845 or email kennbet@hotmail.com


Sunday, April 15



Lambton Outdoor’s first paddle of the season is at the Pinery Provincial Park. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org


Pop Culture Show

The family-friendly Sarnia Pop Culture Show returns for a sixth year, featuring comic book creators, vendors, games, special guests and activities. Tickets, $10, with a portion going to St. Clair Child & Youth Services. Point Edward Arena, 210 Monk St., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more, call Trent at 519-383-6967


Monday, April 16


Parks Cleanup Day

Deadline to register for Sarnia’s 4th annual Community Parks Clean-Up Day, on April 21, when individuals and groups pitch in to clean up parks and trails. For more, visit www.sarnia.ca or call 519-332-0330, ext. 3210


Electrical Crafts

Explore electricity and building electronic devices with Mobile Makerspace equipment. Camlachie Library, 6745 Camlachie Rd., 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more, call 519-899-2202



Sarnia Library showing “Cars 3”, 124 Christina St. S., 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more, call 519-337-3291


Tuesday, April 17


Building Trust

Two-hour session examines ways to build trust with self and others and how to strengthen trust for emotional resilience. Free. Twin Bridges NPLC, 109 Crawford St., 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030


Rayjon Paint Night

Artist Cat Cabajar guides participants in creating a dynamic painting in support of Rayjon. Cost $60, pre-payment only. Beverages and snacks included. 188 Front St. N., 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. All participants must paint. Do not arrive before 5:40 p.m. For more, visit the Facebook page or email tpcpaintparty@gmail.com


Suicide Conversation

Cheryl Waters, a suicide prevention specialist and trauma and loss consultant, will discuss thoughts and perceptions of those thinking of taking their own life. Learn the importance of seeing things from their perspective, and how you can support. St. Giles Presbyterian Church, 770 Lakeshore Rd., 7 p.m. For more, call Suzanne at 519-542-2253


Photographic Club

Chad Berry, a wedding, landscape and nature photographer, presents The Telephoto Landscape at Sarnia Library Theatre, 124 Christina St. S. Social time 6:30 p.m., meeting 7 p.m. For more, email sarnia.photographic.club@gmail.com or visit www.sarniaphotoclub.com


Wednesday, April 18


Customer Service Workshop

Sarnia-Lambton Business Development Corporation holds an interactive workshop to help retail and foodservice owners, managers and supervisors improve customer service and sales. Hosted by Mike Desantis. Tourism Sarnia-Lambton, 1455 Venetian Blvd., 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Cost $25, register on Eventbrite.com. For more, contact Don at 519-383-1371 or don@slbdc.com


British Home Child

Dan Oatman of the British Home Children Advocacy and Research Association discusses the child migration program that ran from 1869 to 1939 in Canada. Mallroad Library, 1362 Lambton Mall Rd., 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-542-2580


Canadian Film Day

Celebrate the 5th National Canadian Film Day at the Sarnia Library. Showing “I’ve Heard the Mermaids Singing” by Sarnia’s Patricia Rozema at 2 p.m. and “The Breadwinner” at 7 p.m. Both films for mature audiences. 124 Christina St. S. For more, call 519-337-3291


Thursday, April 19


Red Dot Tour

A 15-minute Red Dot Tour of the current exhibitions at Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, 147 Lochiel St., 7 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. Drop-in. Free, give what you can. For more, call 519-336-8127


Friday, April 20



Learn to code, play create and connect the physical and digital worlds with small toy robot. Mallroad Library, 1362 Lambton Mall Rd., 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-542-2580


Ham Dinner

Ham dinner and pies at Paterson Memorial Church, 120 Russell St. S., 6 p.m. Cost is $15. For tickets, call 519-344-6422 or 519-344-2870


Saturday, April 21


Daffodil Dip

Individuals, teams and families welcome to join the dip in the lake for Canadian Cancer Society at the Sarnia Riding Club, 980 Riding Club Lane., registration 10 a.m., dip at 11 a.m. Pre-event registration, $40, event day $60. Participants encouraged to raise $100. Food and entertainment afterwards. For more, visit 519-332-0042 or visit convio.cancer.ca/goto/daffodildipsarnia18


Record Store Day

Eleventh annual International Record Store Day is a celebration of music and the people who create and sell it, featuring limited edition releases on vinyl, draws, giveaways and live music by Blackmore & Blackmore. Cheeky Monkey, 130 Christina St. N., 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For more, call 519-332-0978


Spring Flea Market

Spring Flea Market at the Strangway Centre, 260 East St. N., 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Includes an open cafe serving breakfast sandwiches and local vendors with handmade items, baked goods, crafts. Vendors pay $30 fee, contact the centre to register. Free admission to public. For more, call 519-332-0656


Trail Cleanup

Join the Lambton Outdoor Club in cleaning up the Howard Watson Trail, in conjunction with Sarnia Parks and Rec Annual Community Parks Clean-up Day for Earth Day. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org


Festival of Praise

Sarnia’s Sursum Corda Christian Men’s choir hosts 2018 Festival of Praise concert featuring guest choirs from Woodstock, St. Thomas, Chatham and Clinton. First Christian Reformed Church, 1105 Exmouth St., 7 p.m. Admission $15. Tickets available at Dutch Market and the door. For more, contact Bert at 519-312-7727


Aquarium Society

The Sarnia Aquarium Society auction features thousands of fish, plants, aquariums and other related items for fish fanciers. Sarnia Christian School gym, 1273 Exmouth St., doors open 9:30 a.m., auction at 11 a.m. For more, contact Jack at 519-542-8282 or Bob at 519-331-0568



At the Sarnia Legion Hll, 286 Front St. N., 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Cost is $30 per couple. For more, visit www.sarniaballroomdancingclub.ca


Ladies Testimonial Lunch

Hosted by Uniquely You Ministries, with guest speaker Annette Caza Miner, at the Stangway Adult Community Centre, 260 East St. N., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Freewill offering taken. For more, call Ruby at at 226-349-2500 or e-mail at redhead@cogeco.ca


Anglers Spring Derby

Bluewater Anglers Club Spring Derby. For shore and boat anglers. Tickets available at the Outdoorsmen and Bucks Bait until 5:30 p.m., April 20. $10 for non-members. Rules and regulations at www.bluewateranglers.com. For more, call 519-344-9821


E-Waste Recyling

Bluewater Lions hosting an electronic waste recycling day at Premier Recycling, 325 Gladwish Dr., from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wide range of e-waste accepted. For more, call Murray at 519-336-7756 or email msutherland3@cogeco.ca


Community Workshop

Learn what opportunities are available for teens with disabilities at a free community workshop hosted by Jump-Start; Lambton Kent Teen Transition Committee. Comlimentary breakfast and lunch. Great Lakes Secondary, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Must register by April 20. For more, call Jennifer at 519-542-3471, ext. 291


Sunday, April 22


Roller Skating

Weekly Sunday public roller skating sessions begin at Clearwater Arena and run until June 24, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Under 16 must wear a helmet. Admission $7 and $5 under 16. Rentalsavailable for $3. For more, see Roller Skating in Sarnia on Facebook or call Brad at 519-384-0612


Fashion Show

Harbour Bauy’s annual spring fashion show in support of Special Olympics, featuring new spring fashions, refreshments and door prizes. 2 p.m. Gateway Room, St. Clair Corporate Centre, 265 Front St. N. Tickets, $30, available at Harbour Bay, 214 Front St. For more, call 519-344-4442


Monday, April 23


The 89th annual Lambton County Music Festival gets underway and runs until May 3 at various locations around Sarnia. Free will donations appreciated. The Stars of the Festival show will be held Tuesday, May 15, at Grace United Church, 7 p.m. Admission $3. For more, call Marianne at 519-869-4024


Herbal Therapy

Herbs for digestive problems including garlic, chives and leeks will be discussed at a meeting of the Lambton County Herb Society. Also a seed exchange. 7 p.m., Twin Lakes Terrace, 1310 Murphy Rd. For more, call 519-541-9587


Tuesday, April 24


Coping with Grief

Two-hour session to better understand the grief process and how to help yourself and others through loss. Facilitated by a Registered Psychotherapist. Free. Twin Bridges NPLC, 109 Crawford St., 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030


Dash & Dot

Learn to code with toy robots that can detect objects, gestures, commands and respond to them. Bright’s Grove Library, 2618 Hamilton Rd., 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Pre-register by calling 519-869-2351


Sewing Workshop

The public has free access to the Janome 5060 QDC sewing machine at Point Edward Library throughout the month. Completion of Beginner Workshop required first. For ages 10 and up, 220 Michigan Ave., 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Pre-register by calling 519-336-3291


Wednesday, April 25


Cooking Class

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free cooking class “Eating Comfortably with IBS.” 1150 Pontiac Dr., 9:30 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949. Also available on April 26, at 1:30 p.m.


Overcoming Anxiety

Rapids Family Health Team offering an 8-week Overcoming Anxiety Therapy Group. 233 Cameron St., Corunna, 1:30 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949


Diabetes Prevention

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free workshop for people at high risk of developing diabetes. 1150 Pontiac Dr., 1:30 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949


Suicide Loss

Rapids Family Health Team and West Lambton Community Health Centre offering a free Suicide Loss Support Group. 429 Exmouth St., 6 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949


TNT Fusion Workshop

Develop creative skills, make new friends, and explore the community at Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery’s Try New Things Fusion Workshop. Free, suggested donation of $10/week. 147 Lochiel St., 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Also on April 26. Must register by calling 519-336-8127, ext. 3226


Thursday, April 26


MAC Night

Annual festivities organized by the Multicultural Awareness Club at Northern Collegiate, featuring food and entertainment from around the world. Food sales begins at 5 p.m., entertainment at 7 p.m. 940 Michigan Ave. Admission free, all welcome. For more, contact Harminder.Deol@lkdsb.net


Slow View

A new take on touring the Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery’s exhibition “Making Marks,” settling on one work and rediscover the joy of looking at art. 147 Lochiel St., 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Free, give what you can. Must register by calling 519-336-8127


Book Signing

Author Jennifer Suzanne will discuss her novel “Whatever It Takes” and sign copies at Cole’s in the Lambton Mall, 1380 London Rd., 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Also at Fairwinds Lodge, 1218 Michigan Ave., 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Monday, April 23. For more, email jennifersuzanneauthor@gmail.com


Friday, April 27


Story and Craft

A story and craft at Point Edward Library, 220 Michigan Ave., 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. For ages 6 to 12. For more, call 519-336-3291



Sarnia Children’s Library showing “The Good Dinosaur”, 124 Christina St. S., 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. For more, call 519-337-3291


Saturday, April 28


Baby to Teen Sale

The baby to teen spring-summer bonanza sale at Sarnia Christian School, 1273 Exmouth St., 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Items include clothing, footwear, games, DVDs, toys, bedding, furniture, strollers and more. Proceeds to Neighbourlink Sarnia-Lambton. For more, call Cindy Coates at 519-344-3283



Lambton Outdoor Club hikes a difficult 15-km section of the Maitland Trail. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org



Lambton Outdoor Club paddling at the Parkhill Conservation Area. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org


Tabletop Gaming

Bring your favourite board and card games to play at International Tabletop Gaming day. Sarnia Library, 124 Christina St. S., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more, call 519-337-3291


Kitchen Parenting

Feeding specialist, speech language pathologist and author Melanie Potock will speak about “Parenting in the Kitchen: Home Strategies for Families with Picky Eaters.” Lambton College Event Centre, 1485 London Rd., 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Includes breakfast. Cost $20, including a free, signed copy of “Adventures in Veggieland”. Register through Eventbrite.com. For more, call 519-383-8331


Sunday, April 29


Family Sunday

Work with others to create a unique face by drawing individual parts, swapping with others and piecing it all together at the Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery. Free, suggested $5 donation per family. Children must be accompanied by adult. 147 Lochiel St., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. For more, call 519-336-8127


Gord Downie

Michael Barclay, author of The Never-Ending Present: The Story of God Downie and the Tragically Hip, doing a book-signing at The Book Keeper, 500 Exmouth St., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. For more, call 519-337-3171


Bluewater Chordsmen

The Bluewater Chordsmen present “Let Harmony Shine” at the Imperial Theatre, 168 Christina St. N., 2 p.m. Featuring Lambton Youth Choir. Tickets $20 adults, $5 students. For more, call David at 519-339-9927


Tuesday, May 1


Walking Soccer

Walking Soccer (Co-ed) for ages 50+. Norm Perry Park, Exmouth St., 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays until October 30th. Cost is $25. Register online at City of Sarnia Parks & Recreation Activities, or Strangway Centre. For more, call 519-542-4703


Saturday, May 5


Church Coffee

St. Paul’s Anglican Church celebrates its 150th anniversary with coffee, tea and muffins. 210 Michigan Ave., 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Includes historical display and baking for sale. For more, call 519-337-2811


Plant & Craft Sale

Spring Plant & Craft Sale at Dunlop United Church, 757 Rosedale Ave., 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Items for sale include perennials, handcrafted items, baking and refreshments. Indoor & outdoor, rain or shine. Free admission. Everyone welcome. Wheelchair accessible. For more, call 519-337-3061


Sunday, May 6


Roller Skating

Weekly Sunday public roller skating sessions at Clearwater Arena run until June 24, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Under 16 must wear a helmet. Admission $7 and $5 under 16. Rentalsavailable for $3. For more, see Roller Skating in Sarnia on Facebook or call Brad at 519-384-0612


Wednesday, May 9


Roast Beer Dinner

Roast beef dinner with potatoes, coleslaw, vegetables, and pie. St. Luke’s United Church, 350 Indian Rd. S., 5 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. Cost $15. Advance tickets only. For tickets, call 519-344-1781


Thursday, May 10


Spring Tea

At Our Lady of Mercy Church Hall, featuring bake and jewelry tables, sandwiches, dessert, homemade spring rolls. Admission $7, with proceeds to local charities. 390 Christina St., 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. For more, call 519-383-7541 or 519-332-5382


Saturday, May 12


Race to Erase

Twelve annual event featuring teams of four competing in fun challenges to raise money for 11 local charities. For more, visit http://sarnia2018.racetoerase.com/ or call Rich at 519-330-1138


President’s Gala

Lambton College’s second annual President’s Gala with special guest Steve Patterson of CBC Radio’s “The Debaters.” Includes gourmet dinner, live music and silent auction. For tickets, contact the Lambton College Foundation at 519-542-7751 ext. 2459 or foundation@lambtoncollege.ca


Monday, May 14


Relay for Life Meeting

Learn more about what Relay for Life is all about. Find out where fundraising money goes and meet people whose lives have changed because of the funds raised. Point Edward Optimist Hall, 210 Monk St., 6 p.m. Also on June 4, same time and place. For more, call 519-332-0042 or visit www.relayforlife.ca/sarnia.


Tuesday, May 15


Stars of the Festival

Stars of the Festival features some of the top entrants from the 89th annual Lambton County Music Festival performing a show at Grace United Church, 990 Cathcart Blvd. at 7 p.m. Admission $3. For more, call Marianne at 519-869-4024


Saturday, June 2


Charity CD Sale

Charity CD Sale to benefit local Sarnia charities including the Alzheimer Society’s Mindful Music Program. At Artwalk, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. To donate CDs, drop them off at Blackburn Radio, Giresi’s Pizza or Artopia Gallery & Framing. For more, contact Billie Jo at 519-402-4111 or billiejogage@gmail.com, or Rich at 519-330-1138 or hello@yearoflocal.com


Garage Sale

A non-profit garage and bake sale will be held at Bluewater Country, 5700 Blackwell Rd. All welcome, from 9 a.m. to noon., held rain or shine. For more information, call 519-381-2507


Sunday, June 3


Roller Skating

Weekly Sunday public roller skating sessions at Clearwater Arena run until June 24, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Under 16 must wear a helmet. Admission $7 and $5 under 16. Rentalsavailable for $3. For more, see Roller Skating in Sarnia on Facebook or call Brad at 519-384-0612


Saturday, June 9


Gardens & Wines

Gallery in the Grove holding a bus trip to the Royal Botanical Gardens and Fielding Estate Winery. Tickets $118 including lunch, tours, wine tasting and bus. Bus departs Canadian Tire parking lot at 8 a.m., returns at 8 p.m. For detailed info and schedule, visit www.galleryinthegrove.com


Thursday, June 14


Surf Inn Turf

9th annual Surf Inn Turf with seafood and beef tenderloin at Holiday Inn, 1498 Venetian Blvd. In support the Inn of the Good Shepherd. Tickets $99 per person, available at the Inn of the Good Shepherd, Holiday Inn, or theinnsarnia.ca/tickets. For more, call 519-344-1746, ext. 342


Friday, June 15


Relay for Life

Annual cancer-fighting fundraiser. Join as a team or individual, survivors walk the Survivor Victory Lap, light a luminary in memory or in honour of a loved one. Includes entertainment and food. Clearwater Arena Park, 1400 Wellington St., 6 p.m. to 12 a.m. For more and to register, visit www.relayforlife.ca/sarnia or call 519-332-0042