What’s happening: week of Jan. 30

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

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

Hike

The Lambton Outdoor Club is hiking at Lambton Heritage Forest in Port Franks. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

Registry Day

Local Alzheimer Society and Sarnia Police offer an opportunity for anyone living with dementia to be registered as an individual at risk of going missing. Sixty percent of people with dementia go missing at some point. Sarnia Police Station, 555 Christina St. N. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Refreshments provided. From more, call 519-332-4444

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

Tea and Talk

Strangway Centre holding a “Tea and Talk” on Dating as an Older Adult. 260 East St. N., 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Cost $2. Register in advance. For more, call 519-332-0656

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

Gladu Nomination

The local Conservative Party riding association inviting supporters to sign MP Marilyn Gladu’s nomination papers in her bid to become the next Conservative Party leader. Navy Club, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., 1420 Lougar St. in Sarnia. For more, call 519-479-0718

Photography

Pierre Houle will present “This and That; Extreme Photography” at a meeting of the Sarnia Photographic Club. Sarnia Library Theatre, 7 p.m. All welcome. Two free meetings for non-members. For more, visit www.sarniaphotoclub.com

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

Facts and Chat

Strangway Centre holding a “Facts and Chat” on Coping with Alzheimer’s. 260 East St. N., 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Free. Register in advance. For more, call 519-332-0656

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

Pal-entine’s Day

Deadline to buy tickets for a Feb. 14 dinner and entertainment hosted by Wellings of Corunna. Sit-down dinner at 5 p.m., “Minute to Win It” at 6 p.m., music by Janet PaPlante at 7 p.m. 180 Bunker Ave. Tickets, $20, available by calling 226-778-0539

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

Monday, Feb. 10

Tea and Talk

Strangway Centre holding a “Tea and Talk” on Sexual Harm in Older Adults. 260 East St. N., 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Cost $2. Register in advance. For more, call 519-332-0656

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

Facts and Chat

Strangway Centre holding a “Facts and Chat” on Saving for Retirement: Investing 101. 260 East St. N., 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Free. Register in advance. For more, call 519-332-0656

Charitable Giving

United Way and IG Wealth Management host ‘Charitable Giving: Leaving a Legacy.’ How to give to a non-profit through your will, how to donate stocks and mutual funds, and the biggest donation mistakes. Sarnia Library Theatre, 124 Christina St. S., 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Free. RSVP by calling 519-336-5452 or 519-542-9597

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

Saturday, Feb. 15

Ballroom Dance

A Valentine’s themed ballroom dance at the Sarnia Legion, 286 Front St. N., 8 p.m. to 11 p.m., with a Papa Loves Mambo Workshop at 7:30 p.m. All welcome, $30/couple for non-members of Sarnia Ballroom Dancing Club. For more, visit sarniaballroomdancingclub.ca or call George 519-542-7438

Monday, Feb. 17

Retro Video Games

Refined Fool presents District Beta VR and Retro Video Game Family Day afternoon. 1326 London Rd., 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Free. For more, call 519-402-4111