What’s happening: week of Jan. 16

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, Jan. 16

 

College Night

Lambton College hosting an information session to answer questions from mature students, high school students, and parents about attending. Meet faculty and staff, learn about OSAP, tour the campus, and apply on-the-spot. 1457 London Rd., 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. For more, contact 519-542-7751, ext. 3337, or jami.kloet@lambtoncollege.ca

 

Friday, Jan. 17

 

Deadline to purchase tickets for Jan. 23 annual general meeting of the Professional Engineers of Ontario, Lambton Chapter. Stuffed chicken dinner, sides, salad and dessert, plus a presentation on Superbugs. Best Western Guildwood Inn, 1400 Venetian Boulevard. For more, and tickets, $20, visit www.peolambton.com

 

Celtic Crossing

International Symphony Orchestra presents Celtic Crossing, with Shane Cook and appearance by ISO Pipers & Drummers. 7:30 p.m., Imperial Theatre, 168 Christina St. N. Tickets, $39 adults, $36 seniors, $11 students, available at  www.theiso.org/tickets or Call 519-337-7775

 

Rotary Book Sale

Rotary Club of Sarnia Bluewaterland’s annual book sale is a three-day affair at the Bayside Mall, 150 Christina St. N. Thousands of books, Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more, call 226-349-3524

 

Live Music

The Room Trio are playing at The Bay Waterfront Grill & Bar. 7 p.m. -11 p.m. Free, no cover. 485 Harbour Road. Call 519-337-8466 for reservations

Caribbean Night

Last day to RSVP for Wellings Corunna’s Caribbean night on Jan 24. Buffet dinner at 5 p.m., belly dancing by Dwana Robertson 6 p.m., music by John Pebble 6:30 p.m. 180 Bunker Ave. Tickets $19.25 + tax. To RSVP, call 226-778-0539

 

Saturday, Jan. 18

 

Hiking

The Lambton Outdoor Club is hosts two hikes, one at the Perch Creek Habitat Management Area and the other at the Lambton Heritage Forest in Port Franks. For more information, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

Ballroom Dance

Organized by the Sarnia Ballroom Dancing Club, at the Sarnia Legion Hall, 286 Front St. N. Dance 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Square Tango workshop at 7:30 p.m. Public welcome, $30 couple. For more, visit sarniaballlroomdancingclub.ca or call George at 519-542-7438

 

Sunday, Jan. 19

 

Soup Luncheon

As part of its 130th anniversary celebration, St. Paul’s United Church is hosting a soup luncheon following its 10 a.m. church service. 360 Devine St. All welcome, free will donation accepted. For more, call 519-337-6312

 

Monday, Jan. 20

 

Distress Line

Volunteers needed for the Family Counselling Centre’s Distress Line, and to call seniors. Information session held at the centre, 1086 Modeland Rd., 6:30 p.m. For info, or to register, call Donna at 519-336-0120

Tea and Talk

A discussion at the Strangway Centre on how to protect your finances, presented by the Elder Abuse Prevention Ontario. 260 East St. N., 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Cost $2. Register in advance by calling 519 332 0656.

 

Cribbage

The RCNA Sarnia Branch hosts cribbage tournaments every Monday. 1420 Lougar Ave., 7 p.m. Everybody welcome. For more, contact 519-344-0331 or visit www.rcnasarnia.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

 

Lunch, Bingo, Euchre

Community of Christ Church hosting a lunch, bingo and euchre at 1104 Leckie Dr. $5 to play. For more, call Ron at 519-336-5124

 

Mini Medical School

Dr. Pandu Shetty will speak on How to Prevent Heart Attack & Stroke, at Bluewater Health’s “Mini Medical School.” Bluewater Health, 89 Norman St., Auditorium, Level 2, London Road Building, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. No scented products. For more and to register, email medical_affairs@bluewaterhealth.ca

 

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

 

Facts and Chat

Learn about Galaxy Medical Alert Systems during a free “facts and chat” at the Strangway Centre. 260 East St. N., 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Register in advance by calling 519 332 0656.

 

Card Making

Learn how to make cards at the Strangway Centre, 260 East St. N.. 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Cost is $13.50 for non-members, which includes materials for two cards. Register in advance by calling 519 332 0656.

 

Parkinson’s Support

Sarnia Police Const. Nelson Amaral to speak about “Staying Safe” at a meeting of the Sarnia Lambton Parkinson’s Support Group. Clearwater Arena, lower level community room, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more, call 519-337-5330

 

Euchre

The RCNA Sarnia Branch hosts a euchre tournaments every Wednesday night. 1420 Lougar Ave., 7 p.m. Everybody welcome. For more, contact 519-344-0331 or visit www.rcnasarnia.com

 

Thursday, Jan. 23

 

Book Signing

Dr. Gautam Soparkar to host a talk and signing of his book, Sleep Apnea in Women: A Wake-Up Call, at the The Book Keeper, 7 p.m., 500 Exmouth St. in the Northgate Plaza. For more, call 519-337-3171

 

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

Live Music

Nic Swales playing at The Bay Waterfront Grill & Bar’s Live Music Fridays. 485 Harbour Rd., 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Free, no cover/ticket. For more, call 519-337-8466

 

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

 

Live Music

Nic Swales is playing at The Bay Waterfront Grill & Bar, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Free, no cover. 485 Harbour Road. Call 519-337-8466 for reservations

 

What’s Your Story?

Twin Bridges NPLCA hosts a session of guided self-reflection to explore beliefs, values and narratives. Time for discussion on how to create a story of greater intention, courage and authenticity. 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 153 Christina St. S.
Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

CD Launch

Missy Burgess with The Blue Train (Dwayne Cloes, Wulf von Waldow, Dave Doyle) host a live CD launch and house concert at Lawrence House Centre for the Arts, 127 Christina St. S. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Also on Sunday Jan. 26, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets, $10, available at Lawrence House, 519-337-0507, and http://lawrencehouse.ca/house-concerts

 

Trivia Night

Final day to register for a Trivia Night hosted by Pembina on Friday, Feb. 7 in support of the Inn of the Good Shepherd. Up to six people per team, cash bar. Cost $100 per team. 10 rounds of 10 questions. Sarnia Legion Hall, 286 Front St. N. Doors open 6:30 p.m. For more, or to register, email ttessier@pembina.com

 

Saturday, Jan. 25

 

Card Making

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

 

Open Jam

Open Jam Session at the Corunna Legion, 350 Albert St., 3 p.m. All welcome to play, sing and dance. Food and drinks available. Accessible building. For more, call 519-862-1240

 

Monday, Jan. 27

 

Teen Cuisine

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

 

Distress Line

Volunteers needed for the Family Counselling Centre’s Distress Line, and to call seniors. Information session at the Centre, 6:30 p.m. 1086 Modeland Rd. For info, or to register, call Donna at 519-336-0120

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

 

A Cappella Singing

Bluewater Chordsmen hosting a guest night for men of all singing abilities, from beginners to soloists. Ability to read music not required. Also looking for instrumentalists. 7 p.m. at All Saints Anglican Church, 248 Vidal St. N. For more, contact David at 226-402-3060

 

Wednesday, Jan. 29

 

Mental Wellness

A “facts and Chat” at the Strangway Centre on peer support for mental wellness, presented by the Lambton Wellness Centre. 260 East St. N., 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Free. Register in advance by calling 519 332 0656.

 

Cooking with Paresh

Chef Paresh leads a class on cooking vegan at the Strangway Centre, 260 East St. N., Sarnia. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Cost is $50 for non-members. Register in advance by calling 519 332 0656.

 

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

 

Live Music

Jason Mercer, who has opened for The Arkells, Our Lady Peace and Stone Temple Pilots, is playing at The Bay Waterfront Grill & Bar, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Free, no cover. 485 Harbour Road. Call 519-337-8466 for reservations

 

Live Music

Jason Mercer playing at The Bay Waterfront Grill & Bar’s Live Music Fridays. 485 Harbour Rd., 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Free, no cover/ticket. For more, call 519-337-8466

 

Saturday, Feb. 1

 

Trivia Night

TurnerMoore hosting a trivia night in support of the CNIB. Cash bar, prizes, free snacks, draws. At the Sarnia Legion Hall, 286 Front St. N., 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Entry fee, $30 per person, $240 a table, available by calling 519-344-1271, or email clefebvre@turnermoore.com

 

Monday, Feb. 3

 

Meditation

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

 

Chair Yoga

Yoga program suitable for most abilities. Free class offered by Twin Bridges NPLC. 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

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

 

Tuesday, Feb. 4

 

Expressive Art Journaling

An introduction to using art as a form of self-reflection and discovery. No prior experience required. Twin Bridges NPLC, 153 Christina St. S., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com