What’s happening: week of Dec. 3

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. 3

 

Facts and Chat

Strangway Centre holding a free “Facts and Chat” event on preventing falls. In conjunction with the Rapid’s Family Health Team. 260 East St. N., 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Must register in advance by calling 519-332-0656

 

Gallery Show

Gallery in the Grove’s presents “Gifts of the Season,” local, handmade jewelry, ornaments, woodworking, resin art, and more. 2618 Hamilton Park Rd., Thursdays 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Runs till Dec. 12. For more, visit www.galleryinthegrove.com or the Gallery’s Facebook page, or call 519-869-4643

 

Roast Beef Dinner

Takeout meal including roast beef, vegetables, dinner roll, dessert. Trinity Anglican Church, 1194 Murphy Rd., pick up 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. $20. In support of resettling a refugee family from Iraq. Order online at www.trinitysarnia.org. For more, call 519-312-3030

 

Pasta Fest

Pasta Fest in support of Sarnia-Lambton Elder Abuse Awareness Network. Includes salad, focaccia bread, penne pasta with Dante sauce and meatballs. $15. Curbside pickup, the Dante Club, 1330 London Rd., 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Choose pickup time. Tickets available at eventbrite.ca

 

Christmas Concert

Bluewater Health is hosting a virtual evening of holiday music and thanks on Cogeco YourTV, 8 p.m., featuring Emm Gryner, Rob Jenkins & The Room, The Nightingale Chorus, and a dozen other local entertainers.

 

FRIDAY, DEC. 4

 

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

 

Nativity Walk

8th annual Nativity Walk at First Christian Reformed Church, 1105 Exmouth St. Dec. 4 from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m., Dec. 5 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., and Dec. 6th from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. No charge. Following COVID-19 protocols. For more, visit www.sarniafirstcrc.com

 

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

 

SATURDAY, DEC. 5

 

Santa Claus Parade

The annual Sarnia Kinsmen Club Santa Claus Parade has moved to Lambton College, with vehicles driving past stationary floats and performers at 10 mph. Vehicles can enter the college grounds from Wellington Street or London Road, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

 

Teddy Bear Toss

Lambton Ford’s 23rd annual Teddy Bear Toss has moved from the arena to the Santa Claus Parade at Lambton College. Bins will be set up at Wellington Street and London Road entrances, where Kinsmen will accept donations and non-perishable food items. Donations also accepted the week of Dec. 7 at Toys R Us at, Blackburn Radio and at Lambton Ford.

 

Studio Art Show

Local artist J. Allison Robichaud holding a two-day open studio art show featuring oils, landscapes, floral and still life works. Saturday and Sunday. 705 Michigan Ave., 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Cash or cheque payment. For more, call 519-344-9071

 

Ham Dinner

Point Edward Ex Servicemen’s Club offering a ham and scalloped potato dinner with the works, take-out only, 503 Michigan Ave., 5 p.m. Tickets, $10, available by calling 519-337-9822

 

MONDAY, DEC. 7

 

Philosophy Talks

Ken Bryson will discuss freedom and God 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

 

Low Impact Exercise

Exercise classes offered Mondays at the Centennial Park flag court, London Road and Front Street. 10 a.m. All fitness levels and abilities welcome. Register at first class or online at www.nlchc.com/services/wellness-programs

 

Low Impact Exercise

A virtual exercise classes offered Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.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

 

TUESDAY, DEC. 8

 

Genealogy

Lesley Anderson speaks about Pre-Confederation and Military Records at a Lambton County Genealogical Society webinar. 7 p.m. To register, visit www.lambton.ogs.on.ca or email lambton@ogs.on.ca

 

Fruit Cake Sale

Kiwanis Club selling Claxton Fruit Cakes Tuesday to Thursday at the Lambton Mall, and again on Dec. 15-18, while supplies last. 12 a.m. to 4 p.m. All proceeds to Kiwanis Golden K projects for children. For more, email Sheila Donald at s.donald@cogeco.ca

 

Name That Tune

A game of “Name That Tune” at the Strangway Centre, with Steve Lane playing familiar songs on the piano. 260 East St. N., 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. $5 for Centre members, $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. Must pre-register by emailing billiejo@refinedfool.com

 

Pulmonary Rehab

Learn to self-manage lung disease through education and exercise at West and North Lambton Community Health Centre’s Pulmonary Rehab. Mondays and Thursdays, 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. for existing clients. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. for new clients. For more, call Brenda at 519-786-4545 ext. 265 or Lorie at 519-491-2123, ext. 227

 

 

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

 

THURSDAY, DEC. 10

 

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

 

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

 

FRIDAY, DEC. 18

 

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.

 

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