What’s happening: week of Feb. 27

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, Feb. 27

 

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. 1326 London Rd., 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. $10/team or $2.50/person. Prize to winning team. Puzzle provided. For more, call 519-402-4111

 

Friday, Feb. 28

 

Weight Loss

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. Every fourth Friday. To register, call 519-344-3018, ext. 259

 

Pastalicious

Sample pasta, pizza and desserts from local eateries while supporting the Kidney Foundation. The Danta Club, 1330 London Rd., seatings at 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.. Tickets, $15, available at 519-344-3462 or email elaine.hayter@kidney.ca

 

Colouring and Chat

Bring pencil crayons and colouring books for a session of colouring and conversation. Coffee provided. West Lambton Community Health Centre, 429 Exmouth St., 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. For more, call 519-344-3017, ext. 237

 

Paint Party

Beach-themed Paint Party led by the Painted Cat in support of Empower Play. Collide, 148 Front St. N., 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Cost $50. For tickets and information, visit www.revelree.ca/event/empower-play-paint-party-fundraiser

 

Saturday, Feb. 29

 

Hike

The Lambton Outdoor Club is hiking at the Dunes and Swales in Ipperwash. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

Trivia Night

A trivia night and nacho bar at St. Thomas Aquinas Parish Hall, 895 Champlain Rd., doors open 5:30 p.m., dinner 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., trivia 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets $20. Cash bar. For tickets or more information, call 519-336-2907

 

Bowling Bash

Hi-Way Bowl hosting a fundraising bowling event in support of the Westover Treatment Centre. $25 per person, includes shoe rental, two games of bowling, and munchies. Hi-Way Bowl, 1898 London Line, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. For more, call 519-542-2234

 

Card Making

Create two greeting cards at Point Edward Library, 220 Michigan Ave, 10:30 a.m. or 1 p.m. $10, supplies and instruction provided. To register, call 519-336-3291

 

Open Jam

All welcome to join in or just enjoy an afternoon of music. Corunna Legion, 350 Albert St., vocals warm up at 3 p.m. Meat draw at 4 p.m. Food available. Accessible building. For more, call 519-862-1240

 

Sunday, March 1

 

Crib Tournament

Hank Stothers Crib Tournament at Corunna Legion, 350 Albert St., registration 12 p.m. to 12:45 p.m., play 1 p.m. $10/person. Food available. Accessible building. Pre-register at the bar. For more, call 519-862-1240

 

Mariners’ Service

St. Paul’s Anglican Church holding it annual Mariners’ Service, an interfaith service held before the beginning of the Great Lakes navigation season. 210 Michigan Ave., Point Edward, 10 a.m. Guest speaker is Captain George Haynes. For more, call 519-337-2811

 

Monday, March 2

 

Meditation

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

 

Chronic Pain

Use light exercises to improve strength & flexibility, with techniques to deal with stress, pain, depression, fatigue and pain medications. NLCHC Cardio-Pulmonary Rehab, 460 Christina St. N. Mondays until April 6th. To register, call 519-344-3017, ext. 237

 

Chair Yoga

A free yoga program offered by Twin Bridges NPLC. Suitable for most abilities. 153 Christina St. S. (use 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

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

 

Football Registration

Registration for the Sarnia Sturgeons Football Program at Point Edward Optimist Hall, 210 Monk St., 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Cost $600. Also on March 3. Peewee division for kids born in 2008/09, Bantam division 2006/07, and JV division 2005/06. For more, call Katie Purdy at 519-330-3034

 

Immune System

Chelsea Dakers, who has training in naturopathic medicine, will share 10 ways to build your immune system naturally. Includes Q&A. St. Giles Presbyterian Church, 770 Lakeshore Rd., 7 p.m. Free admission and refreshments. To reserve a spot, call Suzanne at 519-542-2253

 

Tuesday, March 3

 

Life to the Full

Learn how to sleep better and feel happier, with more energy, confidence and better relationships. West Lambton Community Health Centre, 429 Exmouth St., 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays until April 7th. To register, call 519-344-3017, ext. 259

 

Diabetes

Twin Bridges NPLC offering “Let’s Talk Sugar,” a two-part program for individuals diagnosed with prediabetes or diabetes. Understand the diagnosis, how to read food labels and ways to manage carbohydrates. 153 Christina St. S., 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Also on March 10th. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Women’s Fitness

A 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. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Breathe & Unwind

A 60-minute yoga practice suitable for most, followed by 30 minute guided meditation to reduce stress and enhance well-being. Bring your own mat. Twin Bridges NPLC, 153 Christina St. S. (Front Street entrance), 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Arts Journalling

An introduction to using art as a form of self-reflection and discovery. No experience required. Twin Bridges NPLC, 153 Christina St. S. (Front St. entrance), 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays until March 31st. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Coffee & Conversation

All welcome to an informal place to talk and listen to others who experiencing loss and grief. Camlachie United Church, 6784 Camlachie Rd., 9:30 a.m. Accessible, fragrance free building. No registration required. For more, contact Sue Johnson 519-869-2102 or Audrey Jackson 519-542-7089 or visit www.camlachieunited.ca

 

Diabetes Prevention

Registered dietitians with the Rapids Family Health Team offer a comprehensive program to prevent diabetes. 460 Christina St. N., 6 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Wednesday, March 4

 

Concert

The Sarnia Concert Association presents ‘The Beat Goes On’ with Duo Percussion at the Imperial Theatre, 168 Christina St. N., 7:30 p.m. Tickets available at box office, $40 adults, $25 students. For more, visit www.sarniaconcertassociation.ca

 

Income Tax Clinics

The Community Volunteer Income Tax service helps people of modest income with a simple tax situation prepare income tax and benefit returns. Sarnia Library, 124 Christina St. S., 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Bring all tax slips. For more, visit www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/tax/individuals/community-volunteer-income-tax-program

 

Craving Change

Learn why it’s hard to change eating habits, identify personal triggers, and learn how to respond to triggers differently and maintain changes. NLCHC Cardio-Pulmonary Rehab, 460 Christina St. N., 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays until April 1st. To register, call 519-344-3017, ext. 259

 

Mindful Living

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

 

Healthy Relationships

Learn the limits and needs within your relationships to keep them healthy and thriving. Twin Bridges NPLC, 153 Christina St. S., 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays until March 25th. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Charity Takeover

United Way Sarnia-Lambton hosting a charity takeover event at Refined Fool, 1326 London Rd., 3 p.m. to midnight. 15% of sales to United Way. Includes a 50/50 draw. For more, call 519-704-1665

 

Thursday, March 5

 

Mini Medical School

Dr. Tom Lacroix to speak about “The Genetics Revolution,” at Bluewater Health’s Mini Medical School. 89 Norman St., Auditorium, Level 2, London Rd. Building, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. No scented products. For more and to register, email medical_affairs@bluewaterhealth.ca

 

Shibashi

The West Lambton Community Health Centre offering free Shibashi classes, perfect for beginners. All Saints Anglican Church, 248 Vidal St. N., 11 a.m. Thursdays until March 26th. Register at first class. For more, call 519-344-3017, ext. 259

 

Restorative Yoga

A yoga program for individuals dealing with the effects of a tramatic brain injury or past trauma. Sessions focus on stabilizing muscles and mindful movement. Bring your own mat. Twin Bridges NPLC, 153 Christina St. S. (Front St. entrance), 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Thursdays. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Meditation Group

A program designed for individuals with an established meditation practice and interested in meeting in 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

 

Seniors Together

A program designed for individuals 55+ to learn about health and wellness and engage in social connections with peers from the community. Twin Bridges NPLC, 153 Christina St. (Front St. entrance), 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursdays. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Pasta Fest

A Pasta Fest to support High Park Public School and obtaining outdoor equipment. Dante Club, 1330 London Rd., 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. All you can eat for $15. Includes silent auction. For more, call 519-542-4552

 

Friday, March 6

 

World Prayer Day

The World Day of Prayer in Corunna hosted by All Saints Anglican Church, 393 Lyndoch St., 2 p.m. Service and refreshments follow. This year’s theme is: Rise! Take Your Mat and Walk, written by the women of Zimbabwe. For more, call 519-813-9084

 

Square Foot Show

Opening reception of Sarnia Artists’ Workshop’s Annual Square Foot Show at the Lawrence House, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Runs until March 28th. For more, visit www.sarniaartistsworkshop.com

 

World Prayer Day

Local World Prayer Day events include Dunlop United service/lunch 11 a.m., London Road West UC potluck 12:30 p.m. and service 1:30 p.m., St. Paul’s United service/refreshments 1 p.m., St. Benedict’s RCC service 1:30 p.m. Theme is “Rise! Take Your Mat and Walk,” written by the women of Zimbabwe. For more, visit wicc.org or call 519-337-3061

 

Live Music

Big Highway performing Canadian rock at Cheeky Monkey as part of the First Friday festivities. Art exhibit & sale by W.A. Walters. 130 Christina St. N., 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more, call 519-332-0978

 

Stress Management

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

 

 

Saturday, March 7

 

Dart Tournament

Mel Wilkinson Dart Tournament at Corunna Legion, 350 Albert St., registration 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., play 11 a.m. Includes Men’s Doubles, Ladies’ Doubles, Mixed Doubles. Food available. Accessible building. For more, call 519-862-1240

 

Sunday, March 8

 

Women’s Day Brunch

Women’s Interval Home and Sexual Assault Survivors’ Centre hosting an International Women’s Day Brunch to celebrate and honour local women. Quality Inn, 751 Christina St. N., 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tickets $25. For tickets, search the event on Eventbrite.

 

Art Show

Gallery in the Grove hosts an opening reception and award -resentation for the juried exhibition, “Faces, Places, and Spaces: A Canadian Perspective.” 2618 Hamilton Rd., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Awards at 1:30 p.m. Running until April 25. Also, Justine Goulet’s glass art in Gift Shop. For more, visit www.galleryinthegrove.com