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What’s happening: week of Dec. 14

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Thursday, Dec. 14

 

Advent Organ Series

Central United church hosts its Advent Organ Series featuring David Troiano of St. Clare of Montefalco, Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan. Bring lunch and listen to the sounds of the season. 220 George St., 12 p.m. All welcome. Free will donation appreciated. For more, call 519-344-4561

 

Diabetes Prevention

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free workshop for people at high risk of developing diabetes. 1150 Pontiac Dr., 9:30 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Whittling Workshop

The fundamentals of wood whittling with local experts from Triple “C” Carvers, at Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery. 147 Lochiel St., 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. $45 non-members. Wine and materials included. Must register by calling 519-336-8127, ext. 3226

 

Holiday Stairclimb

United Way of Sarnia-Lambton and Drewlo Holdings holding an inaugural Stairclimb for the Holidays. Teams and individuals walk up and down a maximum of 38 flights of stairs at the Marina Park Place Apartments, 1285 Sandy Lane, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Pledge form and waivers available at www.theunitedway.on.ca or by calling 519-336-5452

 

Friday, Dec. 15

 

A Christmas Story

Theatre Sarnia presents the holiday classis, “A Christmas Story,” but with a musical twist. Imperial Theatre, 168 Christina St. N., 7:30 p.m., Dec. 15, 16, 18-22. Also on Dec. 17 and 23 at 2 p.m. For tickets, visit www.imperialtheatre.net or call 519-332-6591

 

Saturday, Dec. 16

 

Festive Celebration

Grace United Church holds a Festive Celebration at the Sarnia Yacht Club, 1220 Fort St., Point Edward, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Social and cash bar, three-course roast pork dinner with table service. Entertainment by Redline. Casual dress. All welcome. Tickets $35, available through church office. For more, call 519 542-1203

 

Art of Writing

Kara Ghobhainn Smith helps develop a mindset to stimulate writing skills, and pen a letter to deployed troops or a veteran. Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, 147 Lochiel St., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. $45 for non-members. Lunch included. Must register by calling 519-336-8127 ext. 3226

 

Gallery Tour

Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery guided tour of the exhibition “Witness – Canadian Art of the First World War” and “Lambton at War.” Tours include music, poetry and storytelling. Free, give what you can. Must register. 147 Lochiel St., 1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. For more, call 519-336-8127 or visit gallery website

 

Bake Sale

Bake sale at the Sarnia Legion, 286 Front St. N., 3:30 p.m. Meat raffles at 4 p.m. For more, call 519-336-2841

 

Sunday, Dec. 17

 

New Year’s Party

Last day to buy tickets for the Polish Hall’s New Year’s Eve event. Includes midnight toast, snacks, party favours, and a DJ until 1:30 a.m. Semi-formal dress. 173 Exmouth St., Dec. 31, cocktails at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. Tickets $55, available by calling 519-337-5708, Stan 519-542-6142, Helen 519-312-9024 or Krystyna 519-337-4217

 

Candlelight Service

At Central Baptist Church, with a choir, flute, bells and reception to follow. 7 p.m., 391 London Rd. For more, call 519-344-1381.

 

Monday, Dec. 18

 

Living With Diabetes

Rapids Family Health Team offering a 2-hour group session that provides a general overview of How to Live Well with Diabetes. 1150 Pontiac Dr., 1:30 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Tuesday, Dec. 19

 

Penny Pinching Pleasers

Learn how to cook healthy and inexpensive meals. West Lambton Community Health Centre, 429 Exmouth St., 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free. To register, call 519-344-3017 ext. 277

 

Thursday, Dec. 21

 

Advent Organ Series

Central United church hosts its Advent Organ Series featuring Angus Sinclair of Trivitt Anglican, Exeter. Bring lunch and listen to the sounds of the season. 220 George St., 12 p.m. All welcome. Free will donation appreciated. For more, call 519-344-4561

 

Blue Christmas

 

First Christian Reformed Church holding a Blue Christmas service for those struggling with loneliness and loss. 7 p.m., 1105 Exmouth St., For more, call 519-336-8808 or visit https://sarniafirstcrc.com/contact/

 

Friday, Dec. 22

 

Weight Loss Support

Join a registered dietitian and group of peers in a monthly weight loss support group. West Lambton Community Health Centre, 429 Exmouth St., 10:30 a.m. To register, call 519-344-3017, ext. 259

 

Sunday, Dec. 24

 

Christmas Services

St. Giles Presbyterian holds “A Celtic Christmas” Christmas Eve Day Service, 10:30 a.m., and “The Family Experience” on Christmas Eve, 7 p.m., 770 Lakeshore Rd. For more, call Suzanne at 519-542-2253

 

Christmas Eve

St. Luke’s United Church holding a family Christmas Eve service. Everyone welcome. 7 p.m., 350 Indian Rd. S. For more, call 519-344-1781

 

Wednesday, Jan. 03

 

Wood Carving

New season begins for the Triple C Carvers, who meet 9 a.m. Wednesdays at the Ex Servicemen’s Club in Pt. Edward. Club carves everything from soup to nuts. 503 Michigan Ave. For more, call Brian at 519-542-2617

 

Monday, Jan. 8

 

Chair Yoga

Twin Bridges NPLC’s free class is a gentle yoga sequence using chairs. Lighthouse Community Church, 152 Parker St., 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Mondays until Feb. 12. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

 

Gentle Yoga

Twin Bridges NPLC’s free class incorporates yoga poses through gentle sequences appropriate for most abilities. Lighthouse Community Church, 152 Parker St., 12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays until Feb. 12. Register at www.tbnplc.com or call 226-776-9030

 

Tuesday, Jan. 9

 

Bridges to Change

Twin Bridges NPLC offering a free four-week program to explore eating patterns and how to build a healthy relationship with food. Facilitated by registered social worker. 109 Crawford St., 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays until Jan. 30. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

 

Bluewater Chordsmen

Visit any Tuesday in January at All Saints Anglican Church, 248 Vidal St. N., 7 p.m. No previous singing experience or ability to read music required. No obligation or expectation for guest to become a Chordsmen member. For more, call David at 519-339-9927

 

 

Wednesday, Jan. 10

 

Women’s Fitness

Twin Bridges NPLC offers a free fitness program including a combination of cardiovascular, strength and flexibility exercises, suitable for most levels. Lighthouse Community Church, 152 Parker St., 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays until Jan. 31. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

 

Yoga

Twin Bridges NPLC offers a free yoga class for adults, mixed-level and suitable for most. Run by certified instructors. Lighthouse Community Church, 152 Parker St., 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Bring your own mat. Wednesdays until Jan. 31. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

 

Meditation

Twin Bridges NPLC offers a free meditation & mindfulness class. Basic understanding of meditation and practical mindfulness techniques to improve overall wellness. 109 Crawford St., 12 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. Wednesdays until Jan. 31. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

 

Taste & Learn

Twin Bridges NPLC offering a free session including information and resources on setting yourself up for a successful and nutritious 2018. Light food samples included. 109 Crawford St., 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

 

 

Thursday, Jan. 11

 

StrollerFit

Twin Bridges NPLC holds a free boot camp-style fitness class for moms, with babies in strollers or carriers. Includes combination of cardiovascular, strength and flexibility exercises. Lighthouse Community Church, 152 Parker St., 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Thursdays until Feb. 1. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

 

 

Tuesday, Jan. 16

 

Emotional Resilience

Twin Bridges NPLC offering a three-week program teaching self-compassion and how to apply it every day to build emotional resilience and overall well-being. 109 Crawford St., 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays until Jan. 30. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

 

 

Wednesday, Jan. 17

 

New Year’s Resolutions

Twin Bridges NPLC offering a two-hour session to better understand behaviour, effectively set goals and maintain a healthy lifestyle long-term. 109 Crawford St., 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

 

 

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