What’s happening: week of Dec. 19

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, Dec. 19

 

Military History

The Plympton-Wyoming Museum is preparing a military exhibit on The Battle of the Atlantic and The Miracle of Dunkirk, and looking for stories of local sailor or merchant marines who served in Second World War convoys. Call Don at 519-869-4909 or Gord at 519-402-2357.

 

Friday, Dec. 20

 

Weight Loss Support

Join a Registered Dietitian and a group of peers at West Lambton Community Health Centre’s monthly Waist Away Support Group. 429 Exmouth St., 10:30 a.m. To register, call 519-344-3018, ext. 259

 

Saturday, Dec. 21

 

Live Nativity

Redeemer Lutheran Church’s two-evening live nativity scene returns with adults and children recreating the Christmas story, Saturday and Sunday, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Community carol sing both nights at 7:30 p.m., followed by hot chololate and treats. 429 Indian Rd. N. For more, call 519-337-6615

 

Choir Concert

A “Mystery and Merriment” concert and sing-along featuring the Bluewater Chamber Choir, Wavesong Vocal Ensembles and Bluewater Community Singers. All Saints Anglican Church, 248 Vidal St. N., 2:30 p.m. Admission $15 adults, $5 children. For more, contact Bluewaterchamberchoir@gmail.com

 

Mystery & Merriment

An afternoon of caroling featuring choral performances and audience sing-alongs of favourite Christmas songs. Bluewater Chamber Choir, Wavesong Vocal Ensemble and Bluewater Community Singers. 2:30 p.m. at All Saints Anglican Church, 248 Vidal St. N. Tickets, $15 adults, under 10 $5, at the door. For more, call 519-344-5167

 

Jam at the Legion

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 62 hosting a “Jam at the Legion” every third Saturday of the month. 286 Front St. N., 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Bring instruments. Meat raffles from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. For more, call 519-336-2841

 

Monday, Dec. 23

 

Puzzle Competition

Refined Fool presents “Gettin’ Jigsaw With It.” Teams of 4 max will battle to complete a 500 piece puzzle in under 3 hours. 137 Davis St., 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. $10/team or $2.50/person. Prize to winning team. Puzzle provided. For more, call 519-704-1335

 

Lawrence House

The Lawrence House Centre for the Arts has last minute gift items, including jewelry, pottery, fabric art, ornaments, clothing and book by regional authors. Monday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more, call 519-337-0507

 

Saturday, Dec. 28

 

Bird Count

Lambton Wildlife invites children ages 6 to 12 to attend the 2nd annual Christmas Bird Count at Canatara Park. For more information and details, see the Lambton Wildlife Website at http://lambtonwildlife.com/. Contact Anne to register at a.goulden@lambtonwildlife.com

 

Open Jam

An open Jam with live music and food at the Corunna Legion, 350 Albert St., Corunna, 3 p.m. Everyone welcome. For more, call 519-862-1240

 

Friday, Jan. 3

 

Live Music

Blackmore & Blackmore perform live at Cheeky Monkey as part of the monthly First Friday downtown walkabout. Also an art show and sale by W.A. Walters. 130 Christina St. N., 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more, visit www.cheekymonkeysarnia.ca

 

Monday, Jan. 6

 

Tai Chi

Introduction to Fung Loy Kok Taoist Tai Chi at the Community of Christ Church, 1104 Leckie Dr., 11:30 a.m. Also at the Camlachie Community Centre, 6767 Camlachie Rd., 7 p.m. Class following demonstration. For more, call 519-344-0346

 

Meditation

Designed to increase self-esteem and concentration, lower blood pressure and reduce stress. West Lambton Community Health Centre meditation program. 429 Exmouth St., Mondays 10 a.m. and Tuesdays 6:30 p.m. Register at first class. For more, contact 519-344-3017, ext. 259

 

Chair Yoga

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

 

Gentle Yoga

Gentle and restorative yoga program suitable for most abilities. Offered by Twin Bridges NPLC. 153 Christina St. S. (Front St. entrance), 12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays until Jan. 27. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Tuesday, Jan. 7

 

Tai Chi

Introduction to Fung Loy Kok Taoist Tai Chi at the Community of Christ Church, 1104 Leckie Dr., 7 p.m. Class following demonstration. For more, call 519-344-0346

 

Coffee & Conversation

All welcome at informal place to talk and listen to others experiencing loss and grief. Camlachie United Church, 6784 Camlachie Rd. Jan 7th, 9:30 a.m., or Feb. 4th, 9:30 a.m. Fragrance-free building. No registration required. For more, contact Sue at 519-869-2102 or Audrey at 519-542-7089 or visit www.camlachieunited.ca

 

Women’s Fitness

Free bootcamp-style fitness class that includes 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 Feb. 26. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Prenatal Class

Three-week program to explore a variety of topics related to pre- and post-natal care for mothers and babies. Twin Bridges NPLC, 153 Christina St. S., 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Yoga

Twin Bridges NPLC mixed-level yoga program suitable for most abilities. Bring your own mat. 153 Christina St. S. (Front St. entrance), 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays until Jan. 28. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Wednesday, Jan. 8

 

Tai Chi

Introduction to Fung Loy Kok Taoist Tai Chi at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 437 Colborne Dr., Corunna, 6:30 p.m. Class following demonstration. For more, call 519-344-0346

 

Mindful Living

A four-week session to share topics and strategies that relate to mindfulness in everyday life. Twin Bridges NPLC, 153 Christina St. S., 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Wednesdays until Jan. 29. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Anger Management

A program that will explore eight core anger management skills to help participants respond in healthy and effective ways. Twin Bridges NPLC, 153 Christina St. S., 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays until Jan. 29. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Thursday, Jan. 9

 

Depression & Anxiety

West Lambton Community Health Centre presents “Living through Depression & Anxiety,” facilitated by Glenn Ethridge MSW, RSW and Joy Vascotto MSW, RSW. An eight-week series ending Feb. 27th. 429 Exmouth St., 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. To register, call 519-344-3017, ext. 259

 

Friday, Jan. 10

 

Souper Lunch

Prepare two nutritious soups at West Lambton Community Health Centre’s “Souper Lunch Friday.” Bring own containers to take soup home. St. Luke’s United Church, 350 Indian Rd. S., 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Free. Register by calling 519-344-3017, ext. 259

 

New Year Reflection

Twin Bridges NPLC presents “Designing an Intentional Year,” a workshop with group discussion and guided personal reflection to help clarify what is most important in making 2020 a year of growth and joy. 153 Christina St. S., 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Sunday, Jan. 12

 

Lambton Centre AGM

Lambton Centre’s annual general meeting at St. Luke’s United Church, 350 Indian Rd., lunch at 12:30, meeting to follow. Looking for nominations for board of directors. For info or a board member application, contact 519-786-5663 or info@lambtoncentre.com

 

Tuesday, Jan. 14

 

Cooking on a Budget

A hands-on session with a Registered Dietitian to learn easy, delicious and affordable recipes. Light samples included. Twin Bridges NPLC, 153 Christina St. S. (Front St. entrance), 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

 

Tai Chi

Canadian Tai Chi Academy starting beginner classes on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Classes take place at 26 Mitton St. N. from 6:30 to 8 pm. Cost is $15 per month. For more call 226-932-7091 or email infotaichisarnia@gmail.com

 

Tuesday, Jan. 21

 

Baby Food Making

Learn signs of baby readiness, feeding schedules and tips, healthy meals and snack ideas. A hands-on learning experience with your baby. West Lambton Community Health Centre, 429 Exmouth St., 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Must register by calling 519-344-3017, ext. 259

 

Wednesday, Jan. 22

 

MS Pizzafest

25th annual MS Pizzafest at the Sarnia Legion, 286 Front St. N., 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Includes live music by CD/DC and cash bar. All proceeds to those in the community living with multiple sclerosis and national research. Tickets $10, available at door or by contacting melissa.mcleod@mssociety.ca or 1-888-510-7777, ext. 3306

 

Thursday, Jan. 23

 

Shibashi

West Lambton Community Health Centre offering free Shibashi sessions at All Saints Anglican Church, 248 Vidal St. N., 11 a.m. Perfect for beginners. Thursdays until March 26. Register at first class. For more, call 519-344-3017

 

Friday, Jan. 24

 

Weight Loss

Join a registered dietitian and a group of peers in a “Waist Away Support Group,” every fourth Friday monthly. West Lambton Community Health Centre, 429 Exmouth St., 10:30 a.m. To register, call 519-344-3017, ext. 259

 

Tuesday, Jan. 28

 

Plant-Based Diet

A session to teach the benefits of a plant-based diet and how to use meat alternatives in everyday cooking. Twin Bridges NPLC, 153 Christina St. S., 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Friday, Jan. 31

 

Colouring & Conversation

Bring pencil crayons and colouring books to the West Lambton Community Health Centre’s Colouring & Conversation. 429 Exmouth St., 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Coffee provided. For more, call 519-344-3017