What’s happening: week of Dec. 10

What’s happening events must be open to the public or virtual, 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

With pandemic cancellations common, we recommend you verify before attending any community event.

 

 

THURSDAY, DEC. 10

 

Family Holiday Event

St. Joseph’s Hospice hosting a free, virtual “Family Holiday Event” for families with children grieving the death of a loved one. 6:30 p.m. To register, contact 519-337-0537 ext. 123 or supportiveservices@sjhospice.ca

Facts and Chat

Strangway Centre holding a free “Facts and Chat” event on planning a later life move. 260 East St. N., 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Must register in advance by calling 519-332-0656

 

 

Holiday Stress

Learn tips and strategies to navigate stress during the holidays. Virtual event. 1:30 p.m. To register, call 519-344-3017 ext. 237 or email adinell@nlchc.com

 

Open Mic

Open Mic with Jim Chevalier every Thursday. Refined Fool, 1326 London Rd., 8:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. BYO instrument. Sanitization procedures in effect. For more, call 519-704-1335

 

 

FRIDAY, DEC. 11

 

Lawrence House

Local artists offer new selection of paintings, jewelry, pottery, knitting, cards, workworking and seasonal ornaments in the gift shop and gallery. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday to Sunday. Visit online store at https://shop.lawrencehouse.ca/. Curbside pick-up available. 127 Christina St. S., Call 519-337-0507

 

SATURDAY, DEC. 12

 

Open Mic

Open Mic with Tyler Rawcliffe every Saturday. Refined Fool, 137 Davis St., 8:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. BYO instrument. Sanitization procedures in effect. For more, call 519-704-1335

 

Ladies Night

Ladies Night at Refined Fool with a Rodney James Medwid double feature. In support of Krista Clark. 1326 London Rd., 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. For more, call 519-704-1665

 

MONDAY, DEC. 14

 

Philosophy Talks

Ken Bryson will discuss spirituality and religion at the Strangway Centre, 260 East St. N., 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. $10 for Centre members, $12 for non-members. Must register in advance by calling 519-332-0656

 

Christmas Party

The Francophone community centre of Sarnia-Lambton hosting a drive-past visit with Santa, as well as an outdoor turkey supper in a heated tent. 3-901 Rapids Parkway, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Dinner $10, or four for $35. For more, call 519-541-0207

 

Chair Exercise

Virtual exercise classes offered Mondays, 1:30 p.m. All fitness levels and abilities welcome. To register, call 519-344-3017 ext. 237 or email adinell@nlchc.com to receive Zoom link

 

Virtual Meditation

Increase self-esteem, improve concentration, lower blood pressure and reduce stress with the West Lambton Community Health Centre’s virtual meditation classes. Mondays, 11 a.m. To register, call 519-344-3017 ext. 237 or email adinell@nlchc.com to receive Zoom link

 

THURSDAY, DEC. 17

 

TED Talk

Watch a short TED Talk and discuss it as a group. Strangway Centre, 260 East St. N., 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Free. Must register in advance by calling 519-332-0656

 

Online Retreat

Mandakani Yoga hosting a “Save the Studio” online solstice Retreat. Includes a kirtan concert, yoga classes and workshops, breathwork, meditation, and solstice ceremony. Offered live, recorded to view for 30 days. Dec. 17th to 19th. Cost $44.44. For tickets, visit www.mandakaniyoga.com

 

FRIDAY, DEC. 18

 

Shibashi

Virtual Shibashi classes offered Fridays, 11 a.m. Easy to learn, perfect for beginners. To register, call 519-344-3017 ext. 237 or email adinell@nlchc.com to receive Zoom link

 

 

MONDAY, DEC. 21

 

Discussion Group

Strangway Centre hosting a current events discussion group. 260 East St. N., 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Free. Must register in advance by calling 519-332-0656

 

Puzzle Competition

Refined Fool presents “Gettin’ Jigsaw With It.” Teams of 4 max battle to complete a 500-piece puzzle in under 3 hours. 1326 London Rd., 6 p.m. $15/team. Prize to winning team. Puzzle provided. Limited spaces. Must pre-register by emailing billiejo@refinedfool.com

 

TUESDAY, DEC. 22

 

Name That Tune

A holiday edition of “Name That Tune” at the Strangway Centre, with Steve Lane playing familiar holiday songs on the piano. 260 East St. N., 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. $6 for non-members. Must register in advance by calling 519-332-0656

 

Trivia

Trivia at Refined Fool, 137 Davis St., 7 p.m. Free. No more than 4 people per team. Winning team gets a free round. Must pre-register by emailing billiejo@refinedfool.com

 

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 23

 

Holiday Trivia

Play Holiday Trivia at Strangway Centre, 260 East St. N., 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. $3 for Centre members, $5 for non-members. Must register by advance by calling 519-332-0656