What’s happening: week of Jan. 23

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. 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

 

Community Choir

Sarnia and District Community Choir invites anyone interested in singing to a musical afternoon. No auditions or music reading required. Redeemer Lutheran Church, 429 Indian Rd. N., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sacred and secular music. For more, visit www.sarniaanddistrictcommunitychoir.com or email sanddcc@gmail.com

 

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

 

Sunday, Jan. 26

 

Film Screening

cinéSarnia presents “And the Birds Rained Down (Il pleuvait des oiseaux), a film about three elderly hermits living in the woods of Quebec. Sarnia Library, 124 Christina St. S., 7:30 p.m. Also on Jan. 27. Rush Tickets $10. For more, visit www.cinesarnia.com or @cinesarnia on Twitter

 

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

 

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., 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

 

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.

 

Tech Event

Jon Ferwerda, a local computer enthusiast, to speak at a meeting of the Sarnia Tech Community. 100 Christina St. N., 7 p.m. For more, visit www.sarniatech.ca

 

Mindfulness

Mindful Movement explores weekly themes like grounding, finding your center, conquering stress and cleansing energy boost. Eight guided sessions. Wednesdays, at Steppin’ Up Dance Company, 102 1/2 Christina St. S., 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. $10 drop-in class, $65 for 8-class pass. For more, call 519-328-3050 or movinginflowmotion@outlook.com

 

Catch the Ace

The Sarnia Kinsmen Club beginning a Catch the Ace draw at the Navy Club, 1420 Lougar Ave, 7:15 p.m. Tickets are available at the bar when club is open, and Wednesday nights before the draw. Tickets $2 each. For more, call 519-845-1983

 

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

A West Lambton Community Health Centre Meditation program to increase self-esteem and concentration, lower blood pressure and reduce stress. Strangway Centre, 260 East St. N., 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

 

Brain Injury

The Brain Injury Association of Sarnia Lambton hosting an information night about a free, Peer Mentor program for anyone impacted by a brain injury. 6:30 p.m. at the VON, 1705 London Line. Refreshments provided. For more call 519-337-5657

 

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

 

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. Tuesdays, Twin Bridges NPLC, 153 Christina St. S. (Front Street entrance), 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Breathe & Unwind

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

 

Healthy Eating

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free, 4-week program run by a Registered Dietitian to help make permanent lifestyle changes. 1150 Pontiac Dr., 9:30 a.m. Also on Feb. 5, 233 Cameron Dr., Corunna, 1:30 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Wednesday, Feb. 5

 

Photo Show

Works by photographers Christine Roenspiess (diving in Indonesia), Kieron Nelson (Forbidden Frontiers) and Sarnia Photographic Club members (Tall Ships). 7 p.m. at Luke’s United Church, 350 Indian Rd. S., Free will offering for YMCA breakfast & after school programs appreciated. For more, call 519-344-1781

 

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

 

Charity Takeover

Rotary Club of Sarnia-Lambton After-Hours hosting a charity takeover event at Refined Fool, 1326 London Rd., 3 p.m. to midnight. 15% of sales go to the Organization for Literacy in Lambton. Includes a 50/50 draw. For more, call 519-331-9162

 

Thursday, Feb. 6

 

Depression & Anxiety

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

 

Restorative Yoga

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

 

Meditation

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

 

Cooking Class

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free, 3-week cooking series, “Love Your Heart – Eat Smart!” 1150 Pontiac Dr., 9:30 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

Seniors Together

 

For ages 60+ at Twin Bridges NPLC, 153 Christina St. S., 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Friday, Feb. 7

 

Live Music

Acoustic rock trio Beer Store Monkey performing at Cheeky Monkey as part of the First Friday festivities. 130 Christina St. N., 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Also, art show by W.A. Walters. For more, call 519-332-0978

 

Spaghetti Dinner

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church hosts a family spaghetti dinner in partnership with Pathways Health Centre for Children. 261 Christina St. N., open 5:30 p.m., dinner 6 p.m. Tickets $15, available at Pathways and the church. Children under 10 free. Vegetarian and gluten-friendly options available. For more, contact 519-332-2662 or sapc.sarnia@bellnet.ca

 

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

 

Sunday, Feb. 9

 

Ski Trip

The Lambton Outdoor Club is going to Haliburton for cross country skiing and snowshoeing. For more information, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

Tuesday, Feb. 11

 

Table Tennis

The Sarnia Table Tennis Club meets Tuesdays at Paterson Memorial Church, 120 Russell St. S. (use Kathleen entrance), 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Season price $60 adults (or $6 per meeting), $40 students ($4 per meeting). Any level welcome. For more, contact sarnia.tabletennis@gmail.com

 

Genealogy

Open forum at the Lambton County Branch of Ontario Genealogical Society, at the LDS Church, 1400 Murphy Rd., 7:30 p.m. Bring laptops, tablets and research questions. Free & open to public. Call 519-383-0468 or email lambton@ogs.on.ca

 

Wednesday, Feb. 12

 

Cooking Class

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free, 3-week cooking series, “Love Your Heart – Eat Smart!” St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 261 Christina St. N., 10 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Thursday, Feb. 13

 

Shibashi

West Lambton Community Health Centre offering 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

 

Soups On Luncheon

The Corunna United Church is holding a “Soups On” Luncheon with a variety of soups, bread and dessert. 198 Hill St., 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Takeout available. Freewill offering for ACCESS Open Minds Sarnia Lambton c/o Bluewater Health Foundation. All welcome. For more, call Sylvia at 519-862-1040

 

Community Choir

Sarnia and District Community Choir invites anyone interested in singing to a musical afternoon. No auditions or music reading required. Redeemer Lutheran Church, 429 Indian Rd. N., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sacred and secular music. For more, visit www.sarniaanddistrictcommunitychoir.com or email sanddcc@gmail.com

 

Friday, Feb. 14

 

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

 

Self-Compassion

A two-part series to explore the concept and practice of self-compassion through group discussion and personal reflection. Twin Bridges NPLC, 153 Christina St. S., 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Also on Feb. 21st. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Singing Valentines

The Bluewater Chordsmen are offering singing valentines on Feb. 14 and 15. Includes 3 songs from the quartet, a rose and a card with a personalized message from sender. $40 city deliveries, $60 county deliveries or group Valentine’s. All proceeds to charity. For more, call David at 226-402-3060