What’s happening: week of Jan. 9

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. 9

 

Depression & Anxiety

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

 

Rayjon Reception

All welcome to join 2nd annual Rayjon President’s Reception at the Sacred Heart Church meeting room. Food and refreshments provided, followed by presentation on current Rayjon projects, and guest speaker Greg Beckett, author of “There is no more Haiti.” 1465 Lecaron Ave., 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. RSVP to barnfield@cogeco.ca to confirm attendance or for more info

 

Happiness 101

Rapids Family Health Team offering a four-week program designed to help improve overall happiness. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Friday, Jan. 10

 

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

 

New Year Reflection

Twin Bridges NPLC presents “Designing an Intentional Year,” a workshop with group discussion and guided personal reflection to help clarify what is most important in making 2020 a year of growth and joy. 153 Christina St. S., 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Stress Management

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

 

Live Music

Jules & Co. 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.

 

Masterclass

Brazilian singer Fernanda Cunha hosting a four-week masterclass/lab for professional and beginning musicians at the Lawrence House. Dates: Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31, 3:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. Cost $125. 127 Christina St. For more or to register, email fernandaccc@hotmail.com

 

Let’s Sing

Brazilian singer Fernanda Cunha hosting a four-week fun program for adults and seniors. Listen to music, create playlists and sing together. Dates: Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31, 2:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. Cost $100. 127 Christina St. For more or to register, email fernandaccc@hotmail.com

 

Soup Night

Try many different soups at the Point Edward Service Club’s all-you-can-eat Soup Night. Dessert and games to follow. 503 Michigan Ave., 5:30 p.m. $8 per person. All welcome. For more, call 519-337-9822

 

Saturday, Jan. 11

 

Hiking

The Lambton Outdoor Club hosts a hike at the Lorne Henderson Conservation Area in Petrolia. For more information, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org.

 

Sunday, Jan. 12

 

Lambton Centre AGM

Lambton Centre’s annual general meeting at St. Luke’s United Church, 350 Indian Rd., lunch at 12:30, meeting to follow. Looking for nominations for board of directors. For info or a board member application, contact 519-786-5663 or info@lambtoncentre.com

Ski Trip

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

 

Teen Challenge Choir

Hear how lives have been transformed as addictions are overcome, at Huron Baptist Church, 10:30 a.m. at 1285 Michigan Ave. For more, call 519-542-4581 or visit

www.huronbaptistchurch.org/

 

 

Gallery in the Grove

Opening reception of the “Connexions” exhibit, celebrating artists who have shared in the gallery’s 40-year evolution. 2618 Hamilton Park Rd., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Running until Feb. 22. For more, visit www.galleryinthegrove.com

 

Monday, Jan. 13

 

Age Discrimination

A “Tea ad Talk” on age discrimination presented by the Elder Abuse Prevention Ontario at the Strangway Centre. 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., 260 East St. N. Cost $2. Register in advance by calling 519 332 0656

 

Tuesday, Jan. 14

 

Cooking on a Budget

A hands-on session with a Registered Dietitian to learn easy, delicious and affordable recipes. Light samples included. Twin Bridges NPLC, 153 Christina St. S. (Front St. entrance), 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Tai Chi

Canadian Tai Chi Academy starting beginner classes on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Classes take place at 26 Mitton St. N. from 6:30 to 8 pm. Cost is $15 per month. For more call 226-932-7091 or email infotaichisarnia@gmail.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. Also offered Jan. 21. For more, contact David at 226-402-3060

 

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 costs $60 adults, (or $6 per meeting), $40 students ($4 per meeting). Any level welcome. For more, contact sarnia.tabletennis@gmail.com

 

Wednesday, Jan. 15

 

Fall Preventation

A “Facts and Chat” at the Strangway Centre on how to prevent falls, presented by the Rapids Family Health Team. 260 East St. N., 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Admission free. Register in advance by calling 519 332 0656

 

Gardening

Guest speaker and area expert Eva D’Amico will discuss “Native Plants” at a meeting of the Sarnia Horticultural Society. 7 p.m., Lochiel Kiwanis Centre, 180 College Ave. N. Free admission, all welcome. For more, contact Barb sat 519-332-5837

 

Friday, Jan. 17

 

Deadline to purchase tickets for Jan. 23 annual general meeting of the Professional Engineers of Ontario, Lambton Chapter. Stuffed hicken 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

 

Live Music

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

 

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

 

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.

 

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

 

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

 

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