What’s happening: week of Aug. 29

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

 

Saturday, Aug. 31

Hiking

The Lambton Outdoor Club is hiking at Joany’s Woods. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

Motorcycle Poker Run

9th Annual Legion to Legion Veterans Motorcycle Poker Run beginning at Corunna Legion, 350 Albert St., registration 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., depart at 11:45 a.m. Breakfast available. Entertainment, food, beverages and prizes at Corunna Legion upon return. $10 per person. For more, call 519-862-1240

 

School BBQ

Sarnia-Lambton Golden K Kiwanis hosting its 16th annual Back to School BBQ in front of Staples, 1379 London Rd., 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Aug. 3 and Sept. 1. All proceeds to School Supplies Project at local schools. For more, contact Sheila at 519-332-0073 or s.donald@cogeco.ca

 

Monday, Sept. 2

 

Labour Day Parade

The 2019 Labour Day Parade will begin at Front & Wellington streets at 9:30 a.m. and proceed North to Centennial Park. Trophies for Best Union Float, Best Representation, Best Band, and more. For more, contact SDLC President or Office at 519-542-2375 or sdlc@bellnet.ca

 

Low Impact Exercise

West Lambton Community Health Centre hosting Riverside low impact exercise at Centennial Park Flag Court, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Register at first class. For more, call 519-344-3017, ext. 237

 

Access to Care

Rapids Family Health Team Access to Care Centre will be open to all for episodic medical care, 481 London Rd., 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. No appointment needed. For more, call 519-491-6188

 

Tuesday, Sept. 3

 

Dismas Fellowship

A group that provides a safe and welcoming place for former prisoners, friends and family has moved from a church to the Inn of the Good Shepherd. Meets first Tuesday monthly at 115 John St., 4:30 p.m., which includes a meal at 6 p.m. For more, call Rachel at Rachel at 519-381-5182 or dismassarnia@gmail.com

 

Women’s Fitness

Free bootcamp-style fitness class including cardiovascular, strength and flexibility exercises. Suitable for most levels. Consult Primary Care Provider before participating. Offered by Twin Bridges NPLC. 153 Christina St. S. (Front Street entrance), 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays until Sept. 24. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Yoga

Twin Bridges NPLC offering free yoga program for adults.

Suitable for most levels. Bring your own mat. 153 Christina St. S. (Front Street entrance), 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays until Sept. 24. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Low Impact Exercise

West Lambton Community Health Centre hosting Canatara low impact exercise at Canatara picnic pavilion, right of the bandshell, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesdays. Register at first class. For more, 519-344-3017, ext. 237

 

Lung Disease

Rapids Family Health Team offering a 12-week group session of education, exercise and general overview on how to live well with lung disease. 1150 Pontiac Dr., 10 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Photographic Club

Victor Alderson, owner of the Grand Bend Studio Gallery, will speak on “Operating a Full Time Photography Business” at the first meeting of Sarnia Photographic Club’s new season. Sarnia Library Auditorium, 124 Christina St. S., 6:30 p.m. For more, visit www.sarniaphotoclub.com

 

Wednesday, Sept. 4

 

Mindful Living

Twin Bridges NPLC offering a four-week session to share topics and strategies related to mindfulness in everyday life. 153 Christina St. S., 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Wednesdays until Sept. 25. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Sleep Happy

Practical tips on how to sleep well, why people have problems sleeping and common sleep problems/disorders. Includes info on environment, relationships, emotions, pharmacological and nutrition. West Lambton Community Health Centre, 429 Exmouth St., 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Call 519-344-3017, ext. 23

 

Slow Spokes

The Lambton Outdoor Slow Spokes are riding bike trails in London. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

Happiness 101

Rapids Family Health Team offering 4-week session providing a general overview of how to be happier. 1150 Pontiac Dr., 9:30 a.m. Two hour sessions. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Thursday, Sept. 5

 

Meditation

Twin Bridges NPLC offering a free four-week session for individuals with an established meditation practice and are interested in group setting for guided meditation. 153 Christina St. S. (Front St. entrance), 12 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. Thursdays until Sept. 26. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Women’s Group

Individual and group reflection on various topics, including authenticity, vulnerability, shame, courage and owning your story. Twin Bridges NPLC, 153 Christina St. S., 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursdays until Sept. 26. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Bust a Move

Create your own musical beat to “Bust a Move” to at West Lambton Community Health Centre’s five-week program. 429 Exmouth St., 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursdays. For more, call 519-344-3017, ext. 237

 

Concert Band

The Phoenix Concert Band encouraging woodwind and brass musicians with their own  instrument to participate. Also looking for percussionists, drums provided.  Amateur musicians of all ages gather Thursday nights from 6:30 to 8:30. For more, email phoenixconcertband@outlook.com

 

Balance, Bone Health

Rapids Family Health Team offering 5-week series with a Registered Occupational Therapist to help improve balance and bone health. Cruickshank Centre at Thompson Gardens, 198 Beckwith St., Corunna, 9:30 a.m. 2 hour sessions. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Concert Band

Phoenix Concert Band, amateur musicians of all ages, looking for woodwind and brass musicians, as well as percussionists to join. Drums provided. Thursday nights at ISO Office, 143 Christina St. N., 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. For more, email phoenixconcertband@outlook.com

 

Friday, Sept. 6

 

Live Music

Blackmore & Blackmore perform live at Cheeky Monkey as part of the monthly First Friday festivities. Featuring “Solstice” art show and sale by Bill Walters. 130 Christina St. N., 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more, visit www.cheekymonkeysarnia.ca

 

Art Exhibit

Opening reception of watercolour artist Cathy Earle’s exhibit “A Delicate Balance: Birds, Flowers and Endangered Species” at the Lawrence House, 127 Christina St. S., 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Runs until Sept. 28. Free admission, everyone welcome. For more, call 519-337-0507 or visit www.lawrencehouse.ca

 

Art Exhibit

Opening reception of Neon Crab Tattoo & Piercing “Off the Human Canvas” featuring the work of tattoo, graphic and chalk artist Will Graham. Lawrence House, 127 Christina St. S., 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more, call 519-337-0507 or visit www.lawrencehouse.ca

 

Stress Management

Rapids Family Health team offering free 2-hour group session providing a general overview of how to effectively manage stress. 1150 Pontiac Dr., 9:30 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Saturday, Sept. 7

 

Family Fun Fair

Trinity Church hosting it annual fall fair, featuring horse-drawn hayrides, inflatables, mini-golf, face painting, games, music, hot dogs, candy floss and drinks. All free. All welcome. 1194 Murphy Rd., from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more, call 519-542-9261

 

Art in the Park

Rotary Club of Sarnia Bluewaterland presents a juried Show & Sale featuring variety of arts and crafts by local and regional artisans. Mike Weir Park, 2354 Lakeshore Rd., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more, visit artintheparksarnia.com

 

Rainbow of Hope

Sarnia Pride and Transgender Accociation hosting a fundraiser for the rainbow crosswalk to be installed in downtown Sarnia. Food, artisans, vendors, drag queens, story time, music and a dunk tank. Suncor Agora, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more, contact Rose at sarniapride@gmail.com

 

Yard Sale

Lakeshore Community Church hosting a yard sale to raise money for mission trips to Honduras, including a barbecue, baked good and refreshments. 2815 Old Lakeshore Rd., 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more, call 519-869-8485

 

Sunday, Sept. 8

 

Tai Chi

Learn how Tai Chi can improve health during FLK Taoist Tai Chi arts open house and demonstration. Lochiel Kiwanis Centre gym, 180 College Ave. N., 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Free admission. For more, call 519-344-0346

 

Art Exhibition

Gallery in the Grove’s opening reception for a new exhibit by Marilyn Orr and Lynne Brogden, “Follow Our Footprints Beyond the Horizon.” 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Show runs until October 19. Gift Shop Artist: Patti Cook, with her Felted Work. For more, visit www.galleryinthegrove.com or call 519-869-4643

 

Golf Tournament

Corunna Legion’s Mixed Scramble Golf Tournament includes 9 holes with cart and meal. St. Clair Parkway Golf Course, 132 Moore Line, 1 p.m. Sign up at Legion by Sept. 1 or register at golf course, 12:15 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. Dress code in effect. All welcome. Nine & Dine $40, golf only $30, meal only $10. For more, call 519-862-1240

 

Playground dedication

First Christian Reformed Church will dedicate the new accessible playground at the corner of Murphy and Exmouth, beginning at 10 a.m. Includes free bbq. Call 519-336-8808.

 

Monday, Sept. 9

 

Tai Chi

Introduction to the Fung Loy Kok Taoist Tai Chi arts at Camlachie Community Centre, 6767 Camlachie Rd., 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Demonstration and registration period followed by first of weekly classes. Also on Sept. 11 at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 437 Colborne Dr., 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. For more, call 519-344-0346

 

Chair Yoga

Free yoga program suitable for most abilities, offered by Twin Bridges NPLC. 153 Christina St. S. (use Front Street entrance), Mondays at 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. or 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., and Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Gentle Yoga

Gentle and restorative yoga program with most poses in seated or reclined position. Suitable for most abilities. Offered by Twin Bridges NPLC. Free. 153 Christina St. S. (use Front St. entrance), 12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays until Sept. 23. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Chronic Pain

Workshop with light exercises to improve strength & flexibility. Techniques to deal with stress, pain, depression & improve sleep, fatigue management, pain medications and treatments. NLCHC Cardio-Pulmonary Rehab, 460 Christina St. Mondays until Oct. 21, excluding Oct 14. To register, call 519-344-3017, ext. 237

 

 

Distress Line Volunteers

Volunteers needed for Family Counselling Centre’s Distress Line and Tel-Check programs. Register attendance at the Information Session, 1086 Modeland Rd., 6:30 p.m., or call Donna at 519-336-0120 ext. 251

 

Facts and Chat

Strangway Centre holding “Facts and Chat” event on Hearing and Balance. 260 East St. N., 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Free. Pre-register by calling 519-332-0656

 

 

Tuesday, Sept. 10

 

GriefShare

Temple Baptist Church in partnership with Griefshare hosting support group for those grieving the death of a spouse, child, family member or friend. 1410 Quinn Dr., 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays until Nov. 19. $20 donation asked. For more, visit www.templebaptist.com and select Grow or call 519-542-1427

 

Spousal Loss

St. Joseph’s Hospice offering an 8-week evening support group for people grieving the death of a spouse or partner. Assessment required prior to attendance. 475 Christina St. N. Tuesdays until Oct. 29. Free. To schedule, contact Katie Joosten at 519-337-0537 ext. 373 or kjoosten@sjhospice.ca

 

Prenatal Classes

Learn from a Registered Nurse how to prepare and what to expect during pregnancy, labour and delivery. Postpartum care will be addressed. Twin Bridges NPLC, 153 Christina St. S., 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays until Oct. 8. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Genealogy

The Lambton County Branch of Ontario Genealogical Society holding educational event to help participants research better using known sites and more. LDS Church, 1400 Murphy Rd., 7:30 p.m. Free & open to public. For more, email lambton@ogs.on.ca, visit www.lambton.ogs.on.ca or call 1-855-697-6687 ext. 316

 

Wednesday, Sept. 11

 

British Car Club

The Bluewater British Car Club welcomes people who own or are interested in British and European cars to monthly meeting at Paddy Flaherty’s, 130 Seaway Rd., dinner at 6 p.m., meeting at 7:30 p.m. For more, visit www.bluewaterbritishcarclub.ca

 

Paddling

The Lambton Outdoor Club is paddling in Bright’s Grove. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

Slow Spokes

The Lambton Outdoor Slow Spokes are riding in Canatara Park. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

Facts and Chat

Strangway Centre holding “Facts and Chat” event on Investing for Income. 260 East St. N., 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Free. Pre-register by calling 519-332-0656

 

Thursday, Sept. 12

 

Anger Management

Eight-week series facilitated by Glenn Ethridge & Joy Cascotto at West Lambton Community Health Centre, 429 Exmouth St., 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays until Oct. 31. Must register by calling 519-344-3017, ext. 237

 

Community Choir

The Sarnia and District Community Choir is looking for a pianist/accompanist for coming season, which begins Sept.12. For info about the choir, visit: www.sarniaanddistrictcommunitychoir.com and send enquiries to: sanddcc@gmail.com