What’s happening: week of Dec. 5

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. 5

Christmas Blues

Toronto-based blues band Little Magic Sam performs “A Very Bluesy Christmas” at The Bay Waterfront Grill, 485 Harbour Rd., doors open 6 p.m., dinner ordered by 6:30 p.m. All ages. Dinner and show $50. For more, call 519-337-8466

Meditation Group

Four-week session designed for individuals with an established meditation practice interested a group setting for guided meditation. Twin Bridges NPLC, 153 Christina St. S. (Front St. entrance), 12 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. Thursdays. Register at www.tbnplc.com

Knitting

Knit hats and mitts for West Lambton Community Health Centre’s Christmas Tree. Yarn donations accepted. First Thursday of each month, 429 Exmouth St., 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. No registration required. For more, call 519-344-3017, ext. 259

 

Friday, Dec. 6

Eclectic Christmas

First Friday performance by singer-songwriter Karen Morand, readings by short story writer John Gardiner, and art show & sale of “Coastal” by Bill Walters at Cheeky Monkey, 130 Christina St. N., 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more, visit www.cheekymonkeysarnia.ca

St. Nick’s Eve

Trinity Church holds annual St. Nick’s Eve for children JK to Grade 5. Includes crafts, games, music and a visit with St. Nick. 1194 Murphy Rd., 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Free. All welcome. For more, call 519-542-9261

Christmas on the Farm

City of Sarnia and Seaway Kiwanis Club host the annual two-day Christmas on the Farm, with horse and wagon rides, Christmas carols, chestnut roasting, and Christmas tree decorating. Canatara Park Animal Farm, Dec. 6, 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., and Dec. 7, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more, contact 519-332-0527, ext. 3210

Nativity Walk

The 7th Annual Nativity Walk is a two-day event featuring Nativity Scenes from around the world, at First Christian Reformed Church, 1105 Exmouth St., Friday, 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free. Refreshments and live music. Accessible building. For more, call 519-336-8808

Stress Management

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

Holiday Exhibition

Opening of the Lawrence House holiday exhibition “Wrap it Up and Put a Bow on It,” with warm cider, seasonal music by Colin Graf, handcrafted items by local artists. 127 Christina St. S., 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Everyone welcome, free admission. For more, call 519-337-0507

Book Launch

The Young Canuckstorian Project and the Lambton County Historical Society selected seven students from the Lambton-Kent school board to create a graphic novel about Lambton  history, which is being released at the Lawrence House, 127 Christina St. S., 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Free, everyone welcome. For more, contact 519-337-0507 or 519-834-2207

 

Saturday, Dec. 7

Christmas Dance

Sarnia Ballroom Dancing Club holding a Christmas Dinner/Dance with entertainment by professional dancers. Polish Hall, 173 Exmouth St., cocktails 6 p.m., dinner 7 p.m., dance 8 p.m. Advance tickets only, $55/person for non-members of dance club. For tickets, contact Lyndee at 519-542-5426, Alec at 519-542-8331, or Ric at 519-542-7908

Pigeon Show

The Sarnia Poultry & Pigeon Club hosting the Canadian National Pigeon Show, featuring top show pigeons at DeGroot’s Nurseries, 1840 London Line, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more, visit the Facebook page or contact Gary at 519-336-5535 or garyhelmet@yahoo.ca

Christmas Bazaar

Cub Christmas Bazaar featuring baking, crafts, toys, books and more. St. Bartholomew’s Church, 718 Cathcart Blvd., 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. For more, call Rob at 519-328-4546

Round Dance

Everyone welcome to an Indigenous Round Dance at Lambton College gymnasium, 1457 London Rd., 7:30 p.m. Craft vendors on site. Free admission. For more, call 519-542-7751, ext. 3494

Open House

Lawrence House’s Holiday Open House features a 10% discount on all items, free gift wrapping, cider and cookies. 127 Christina St. S., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more, call 519-337-0507

Christmas Bazaar

At St. Paul’s Anglican Church in Point Edward, featuring craft vendors, local honey, jams, jewelry, Christas items, native crafts, knitting, meat pies, baking and books. Free admission, free coffee. Bring knitted items for the Mitten Tree. 210 Michigan Ave. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more, call 519-337-2811.

Peanuts & Sleighbells

The International Symphony Orchestra and the Symphony Singers embrace the season with “Peanuts & Sleighbells,” featuring soprano Emily Douglass. At Bethel Pentecostal Church, 1565 London Line, 7:30 p.m. $35 adults, $33 seniors, $10 students, $2 children. For more, visit www.theiso.org/tickets or email tickets@theiso.org

 

Sunday, Dec. 8

Christmas Hymns

A Christmas Hymn Sing at Huron Baptist Church, 1285 Michigan Ave., 6:30 p.m. All welcome, with refreshments to follow. For more, call 519-542-4581 or visit www.huronbaptistchurch.org

Woman At War

cineSarnia’s two-day screening of the film “Woman at War,” a comedy/drama about a 50-year-old, Icelandic environmental activists who declares war on the aluminum industry in her country. Sunday 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.., and Monday 7:30 p.m. at the Sarnia Public Library. Rush tickets $10. www.cinesarnia.com or @cinesarnia for details

 

Monday, Dec. 9

Teen Cuisine

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free, interactive cooking program for teens 13+. 460 Christina St. N., 4 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Tuesday, Dec. 10

Hiking

The Lambton Outdoor Club is doing an easy hiking event on the Howard Watson Trail. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

Genealogy

Some of the best research accomplishments of 2019 will be discussed at a meeting of the Lambton County Branch of Ontario Genealogical Society. LDS Church, 1400 Murphy Rd., 7:30 p.m. Refreshments available. Free & open to public. For more, call all 519-383-0468 or email jdlk@bell.net

 

Wednesday, Dec. 11

Facts and Chat

Learn about the Home Share Program, a housing program that matches seniors and students dedicated to helping each other through a transitional life stage, at Strangway Centre’s Facts and Chat. 260 East St. N., 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Free. Pre-register by calling 519-332-0656


Boating Course

Registration date for the Boating Essentials course provided by the non-profit Sarnia Power and Sail Squadron, at St. Patrick’s High School, 1001 The Rapids Pkwy, Room 144, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Course over eight evenings from Jan. 8 to Feb. 26, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. $250 fee. For more, contact Dave at 519-491-9733 or sidenberg.david@gmail.com or visit www.cps-ecp.ca/sarnia

Green Drinks

Make holiday door decorations with fresh boughs and supplies. Finished decorations also available for a donation. Led by Shawn McKnight of Return the Landscape. Free, donations welcome. 100 Christina St. N., open 6:30 p.m., activity at 7 p.m. For more, visit www.facebook.com/GreenDrinksSarnia

 

Thursday, Dec. 12

Guided Painting

Join Moses, an artist from the Kettle and Stony Point First Nations, for a day of guided painting. 429 Exmouth St., 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. To register, call 519-344-3017. ext. 259

Cooking Class

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free cooking class “Healthy & Tasty Holiday Baking.” St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 261 Christina St. N., 1:30 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

Caregiver Support

Parkinson’s Caregivers Support Group meets at the Strangway Centre, 260 East St. N., 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. For more, call 519-336-3286

MADD Fundraiser

MADD Sarnia-Lambton volunteers will be at the Lambton Mall, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. outside Cole’s bookstore. A portion of purchases made will support the organization. For more, contact 519-339-9962 or office@maddsarnialambton.com

 

Friday, Dec. 13

Christmas Concert

Missy Burgess and Jen Brace perform a personal selection of traditional and modern Christmas songs. The Lawrence House, 127 Christina St. S., Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 15 at 3 p.m. Tickets $10, available at the Lawrence House or www.lawrencehouse.ca/house-concerts. For more, call 519-337-0507

Christmas Dinner

A family Christmas dinner and experience at St. Giles Presbyterian Church featuring stations that depict Bethlemen at the time of Jesus. 770 Lakeshore Rd., 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. RSVP by Facebook or email to stgilespresbyterian@cogeco.net

Concert

Scott Woods performs “Old Time Country Christmas” with seasonal songs, family honour, trick fiddling, step-dancing and more. Camlachie United Church, 6784 Camlachie Rd., 7 p.m. Tickets $30 adults, $15 children. Light refreshments after the show. For tickets, call Terry at 519-869-4103 or church office 519-899-4720. For more, visit www.camlachieunited.ca

Concert

The ISObar presents The Music of Bil Eldridge, with the ISO Strings. Special opening act from Great Lakes Secondary School. 143 Christina St. N., doors open 6 p.m., Great Lakes 6:30 p.m., showtime 7:30 p.m. All ages welcome. Tickets $20, available by contacting 519-337-7775 or tickets@theiso.org

 

Saturday, Dec. 14

Operation Christmas Tree

Corunna’s Operation Christmas Tree holds an OPP Drive Through Drop Off at 392 Lyndoch St., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Accepting and sorting donations of food items for the local Christmas Hamper program. For more, visit www.operationchristmastree.ca

Poultry Show

The Sarnia Poultry & Pigeon Club hosting a Poultry Show featuring colourful varieties of chickens, ducks and geese. DeGroot’s Nurseries, 1840 London Line, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more, visit the Facebook page or contact Gary at 519-336-5535 or garyhelmet@yahoo.ca

Hiking

The Lambton Outdoor Club is hiking at Westminster Ponds in London. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

Christmas in Corunna

Second annual Christmas in Corunna craft/bake & vendor sale at the Corunna Legion, 350 Albert St., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Christmas raffle, vendor prizes, food and drinks. Proceeds to Operation Christmas Tree. Free admission. Donations of non-perishable food items appreciated. For more, contact Lorrie at 519-862-4396

Lakeshore Christmas

Lakeshore Community Church hosts A Starry Night, a free family event featuring wagon rides, cookie decorating, games, puppet show, crafts, a bonfire and live nativity. 2815 Old Lakeshore Rd. in Bright’s Grove, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. For more, call 519-869-8485

Running

The Sarnia Roadrunners present 1, 3 and 5 km fun runs beginning at the start of Terry’s Loop in Canatara Park, 10 a.m. $5 or bring non-perishable items for food bank. All runners and walkers welcome. All encouraged to wear red, green and gold for the holidays. For more, contact sarniaroadrunners@gmail.com

 

Sunday, Dec. 15

Christmas Cantatas

Choirs from Corunna United, St. Joseph’s Corunna and Our Lady of Mercy Sarnia perform “I hear the Prophet Callin” at Corunna United Church, 198 Hill St., and again on Dec. 17 at St. Joseph’s Corunna, 346 Beresford St., 7:30 p.m. All welcome. Freewill offering. Refreshments following. For more, call Mary 519-862-1052

Christmas Concert

The Lambton Concert Band presents “Colours of Christmas” at the Sarnia Library Auditorium, 124 Christina St. S., 2:30 p.m. Family friendly. Tickets $12 adults, $6 students, children under 14 free. For more, visit lambtonconcertband.com

Christmas Concert

All welcome to attend Dunlop United Church’s Christmas Choir Concert. 757 Rosedale Ave., 7 p.m. Accessible venue. Freewill offerings accepted. Social time afterwards. For more, call 519-337-3061, ext. 22

Carol Sing

The Sursum Corda Christian Male Chorus will present a Community Christmas Carol Sing at First Christian Reformed Church, 1105 Exmouth St., Sarnia. Admission is free. 6:30 p.m. All invited. For more, contact Bert at 519-312-7727.

 

Monday, Dec. 16

Philosophy Talk

Ken Bryson will talk about the future of medicine at the Strangway Centre, 260 East St. N., 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Cost is $6 for non-members. Pre-register by calling 519-332-0656

 

Tuesday, Dec. 17

Hiking

The Lambton Outdoor Club is doing an easy hiking event in Canatara Park. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

Wednesday, Dec. 18

Facts and Chat

Sarnia and District Humane Society rep will discuss the Foster-a-Pet program and how you can get involved, at Strangway Centre’s Facts and Chat. 260 East St. N., 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Free. Pre-register by calling 519-332-0656

Charity Takeover

Charity Takeover Night at the Refined Fool in support of Noelle’s Gift, including a 50/50 raffle, hat & mitten drive and Christmas carols. 137 Davis St., 3 p.m. to 12 a.m. For more, call 519-704-1335

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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