What’s happening: week of Mar. 12

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Thursday, March 12

 

Community Choir

Sarnia and District Community Choir seeking singers with bass voices. No singing experience necessary. Weekly practices held Thursdays at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 239 Indian Rd. N., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. For more, email sanddcc@gmail.com

 

Friday, March 13

 

St. Patrick’s Party

Last day to RSVP for the Wellings of Corunna’s March 20 St. Patrick’s Day Party. 180 Bunker Ave., dinner 5 p.m., Irish dancers 6 p.m., Kitchen Party Band 6:30 p.m. Tickets $20. To RSVP, call 226-778-0539

 

Trivia

Strangway Centre holding a Friday the 13th trivia event. 260 East St. N., 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. $5 for non-members. Register in advance. For more, call 519-332-0656

 

Rocks & Fossils

May Hong from the Charm Diamond Centre will give a presentation on diamonds at a meeting of the Sarnia Rock & Fossil Club. Twin Lakes Terrace, 1310 Murphy Rd., 7:30 p.m. For more, contact Mary at 519-869-2003 or Ivan at imckay1944@gmail.com

 

Saturday, March 14

 

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. Corunna Library, 417 Lyndoch St., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Also on March 27. Bring all tax slips. For more, visit www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/tax/individuals/community-volunteer-income-tax-program

 

Board Games

Refined Fool presents “Snakes & Lagers,” a board game tournament at 137 Davis St., 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. This month’s game Settlers of Catan. Free. For more, call 519-704-1335

 

Ballroom Dancing

Sarnia Ballroom Dancing Club hosts a review of ‘Papa Loves Mambo’ and a Square Tango workshop, starting at 7:30 p.m. Sarnia Legion Hall, 286 Front St. N. Public welcome, $30 couple. For more, visit sarniaballroomdancingclub.ca or call George at 519-542-7438

 

St. Patrick’s Music

The Celtic Hillbillies to play at the Lake Point Grillhouse & Lounge, from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., 1150 Christina St. N. For more, call 519-384-5253

 

Sunday, March 15

 

St. Patrick’s Music

Bluewater Ceili Band, Dave Clark (Black Donnellys ride again) and the Reel Irish School of Dance, with piper and drummer, perform at the Lake Point Grillhouse & Lounge, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.,1150 Christina St. N. For more, call 519-384-5253

 

Monday, March 16

 

Passport to Flavour

Rapids Family Health Team’s hosts a March Break 4-day mini series teaching new cooking skills and recipes from countries around the world. For Grades 7-8. 460 Christina St. N., 11 a.m to 1 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Tea and Talk

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

 

Chronic Pain

Sessions offer light exercises to improve strength and flexibility, with techniques for stress, pain, and depression. NLCHC Cardio-Pulmonary Rehab, 460 Christina St. N. Mondays until April 6. To register, call 519-344-3017, ext. 237

 

Tuesday, March 17

 

Cooking with Kids

A program for children ages 7-12 to learn fun in the kitchen with hands-on exploration, experimentation and tasting various vegetables. 153 Christina St. S. (Front St. entrance), 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

St. Patrick’s Day

Refined Fool celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with live music from The Celtic Hillbillies. 137 Davis St., 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more, call 519-704-1335

 

St. Patrick’s Music

Bluewater Ceili Band, Dave Clark (Black Donnellys ride again) and the Reel Irish School of Dance, with piper and drummer, perform at the Lake Point Grillhouse & Lounge, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.,1150 Christina St. N. For more, call 519-384-5253

 

Wednesday, March 18

 

Facts and Chat

Strangway Centre holding a “Facts and Chat” on tracing your roots. 260 East St. N., 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Free. Register in advance. For more, call 519-332-0656

 

Horticulture

David Hughes and Brian Corsault will speak about “Project Monarch” at a meeting of the Sarnia Horticultural Society. Lochiel Kiwanis Centre, 180 College Ave. N., 7 p.m. Free admission, all welcome. For more, call Barb Toye at 519-332-5937

 

Craving Change

Learn why it’s hard to change eating habits, identify personal triggers, and learn how to respond to triggers differently and maintain change. 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

 

Tuesday, March 19

 

Musical Expressions

A West Lambton Community Health Centre low-impact program using seated and standing activities to create music to promote brain and body health. No music experience needed. Living Hope Christian Reformed Church, 1281 Exmouth St., 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays until April 23rd. To register, call 519-344-3017, ext. 259

 

Vinyl Night

Refined Fool presents Vinyl Night with DJ d!zzy free and guest appearance from Supersonic Spirits. BYO vinyl records. 137 Davis St., 8 p.m. to close. For more, call 519-704-1335

 

Discussion Group

Strangway Centre hosting a Current Events Discussion Group. 260 East St. N., 10 a.m. Free. Register in advance. For more, call 519-332-0656

 

Roast Beef Dinner

A sit-down dinner with roast beef, potatoes, salad, vegetables, rolls, beverages and pie. St. Luke’s Church, 350 Indian Rd. S., 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Cost $17. For tickets, call 519-344-1781

 

Friday, March 20

 

Shaking the Salt

Learn ways to reduce salt consumption and navigate through flavourful seasoning blends. Twin Bridges NPLC, 153 Christina St. S., 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Saturday, March 21

 

Jam Session

The Sarnia Legion holding a “Jam at the Legion” event every third Saturday of ther month. 286 Front St. N., 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Musicians invited to bring instruments and join in. For more, call 519-336-2841

 

Fish Fry

Pickerel Fish Fry and Dance at Corunna Legion, 350 Albert St., doors open 5 p.m., dinner 6 p.m., dance 7:30 p.m. Entertainment by Celtic Hillbillies. $25, advance tickets only. All welcome. Accessible building. For more, call 519-862-1240

 

Fish Hatchery

Bluewater Anglers host a Hatchery open house at 1 Michigan Ave., under the Blue Water Bridge. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Also on March 22nd. For more, contact John Barneveld at thebarnevelds@hotmail.com or 519-330-6515

 

Sunday, March 22

 

Diabetes Prevention

 

Dr. David Matheson and registered nutritionist Cathy McRae present a seminar for parents, on the Keto diet and prevention of Type 2 diabetes. Grace United Church, 990 Cathcart Blvd., 2 p.m. Tickets $5, proceeds to Pathways. For tickets, search Eventbrite or visit Matheson Chiropractic & Wellness Centre in Lambton Mall

 

Roast Beef Dinner

Roast beef, potatoes, vegetables, rolls and homemade pie at Camlachie United Church, 6784 Camlachie Rd., 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Takeout and gluten-free available. Accessible, fragrance free building. $18 adults, $8 children 6 to 10, under 6 free. For tickets, call 519-899-4720 or Audrey 519-542-7089. For more, visit www.camlachieunited.ca

 

Monday, March 23

 

Teen Cuisine

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

 

Tuesday, March 24

 

Table Tennis

The Sarnia Table Tennis Club meets Tuesday 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

 

Ham Dinner

Ham and scalloped potatoes dinner at London Road West United Church, 2092 London Line, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Takeout available. $15 adults, $5 children 5-12, free for children under 5. For tickets, call Susan 519-869-6281

 

GriefShare

Temple Baptist Church in partnership with GriefShare is hosting a support group for those grieving the death of a spouse, child, family member, or friend. 1410 Quinn Dr., 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays until June 2nd. $20 donation is asked for workbook cost. For more, visit www.templebaptist.com or call 519-542-1427

 

Ballroom Dancing

Sarnia Ballroom Dancing Club starts spring session of lessons, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Beginner Foxtrot & Samba or Cha Cha & Quickstep, and Intermediate Cha Cha & Quickstep. Register first night of class at Lakeroad School, 955 Lakeshore Rd., March 24 or 25, 7:30 p.m. For more, visit www.sarniaballroomdancingclub.ca or call Lyndee Lu 519 542-5426

 

Wednesday, March 25

 

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. Also on March 28th. Bring all tax slips. For more, visit www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/tax/individuals/community-volunteer-income-tax-program

 

Cooking Class

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free cooking class on foods that help boost bone health. St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 437 Colborne St., Corunna, 10 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Facts and Chat

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

 

Card Making

Strangway Centre holding a card making event. 260 East St. N., 10 a.m. $13.50 for non-members. Register in advance. For more, call 519-332-0656

 

Thai Cooking

Strangway Centre hosts a class called “Cooking with Paresh: Thai.” 260 East St. N., 6 p.m. $50 for non-members. Register in advance. For more, call 519-332-0656

 

Parkinson’s Support

Alexa Schmidt (O.T.) will give an interactive presentation on fall prevention at a meeting of Sarnia-Lambton Parkinson’s Support Group. Clearwater Arena community room (lower level), 1400 Wellington St., 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more, call 519-337-5330

 

Thursday, March 26

 

Sleep Happy

Practical tips on how to have the sleep of your dreams. Facilitated by Joy Vascotto, MSW, RSW. West Lambton Community Health Centre, 429 Exmouth St., 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. To register, call 519-344-3017 ext. 259

 

Puzzle Night

Refined Fool presents “Gettin’ Jigsaw With It.” Teams of 4 max battle to complete a 500-piece puzzle in under three 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 519-704-1665

 

Friday, March 27

 

Jukebox Challenge

An all-music themed “name that tune” trivia night at Sunbridge Hotel (Holiday Inn) 1498 Venetian Blvd., 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Snacks, prizes, cash bar. Register as a team, $240/table of 8 or $30/person. In support of Family Counselling Centre. For more, call 519-336-0120

 

Saturday, March 28

 

Book & Bake Sale

Books, games and puzzles at Paterson Memorial Church, 120 Russell St. S., 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Turkey, meat pies and butter tarts available. For more, call 519-344-6422

 

Symphony Live

The International Symphony Orchestra and Singers present works by Prokofiev and Mahler’s First Symphony, and cross-border premieres of works by U.S. composer Charles Stephens and Canadian indie artist Owen Pallett. Temple Baptist Church, 1410 Quinn Dr., 7:30 p.m. For tickets, visit the ISO office, contact 519-337-7775 or online at www.theiso.org/tickets

 

Sunday, March 29

 

Conductor’s Choice

The Lambton Concert Band presents “Conductor’s Choice” at Sarnia Library Auditorium, 124 Christina St. S., 2:30 p.m. Family friendly. Tickets $12 adults, $6 students, free for children under 14. For more, visit www.lambtonconcertband.com

 

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

 

Monday, March 30

 

Wildlife Presentation

Entomologist Morgan Jackson to speak about insects and how he has incorporated social media into his day-to-day research. YMCA Learning Centre, 680 Oakdale Ave., 7 p.m. For more, visit lambtonwildlife.com

 

Tuesday, March 31

 

Chair Exercise

Simple moves done sitting or standing by a chair to improve endurance, strength, flexibility and balance. St. Luke’s United Church, 350 Indian Rd. S., 11 a.m. Tuesdays until April 21st. Register at first class. For more, call 519-344-3017

 

Chair Exercise

Simple moves done sitting in or standing by a chair to improve endurance, strength, flexibility and balance. St. Luke’s United Church, 350 Indian Rd. S., 11 a.m. Tuesdays until April 21st. Register at first class. For more, call West Lambton Community Health Centre 519-344-3017, ext. 259

 

Wednesday, April 1

 

Habitat Grants

Deadline for community groups and schools to apply for grants that support environment initiatives, from Lambton Wildlife’s new Habitat Fund. Up to $5,000 per project. For more, visit at lambtonwildlife.com

 

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. Also on April 4th. Bring all tax slips. For more, visit www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/tax/individuals/community-volunteer-income-tax-program

 

Shibashi

The practice of aligning breath and movement for exercise and health. Easy to learn for beginners. Mooretown Sports Complex, 1166 Emily St., Mooretown, 10:15 a.m. Wednesdays until May. Register at first class. For more, call West Lambton Community Health Centre 519-344-3017, ext. 259

 

Thursday, April 2

 

Pow Wow

A celebration of life with First Nation singing, drumming and dancing. Lambton College Fitness & Athletics Centre, 1457 London Rd., 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Grand Entry 11 a.m. Free. Everyone welcome. For more, call 519-542-7751 ext. 3494

 

Happiness 101

Rapids Family Health Team offering a 3-week program designed to help you improve overall happiness. 1150 Pontiac Dr., 9:30 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Friday, April 3

 

Live Music

Jim Chevalier & the International Symphony Orchestra Strings perform at the ISOBar, 143 Christina St. N., doors open 6 p.m., performance 7 p.m. All ages welcome. For tickets, contact 519-337-7775 or buy online at www.theiso.org/tickets

 

Saturday, April 4

 

WWI Presentation

The Sarnia Historical Society and Sarnia Legion host author Norm Christie as he outlines the history of the development of the Canadian Corps from 1915 to 1918. 286 Front St. N., 7 p.m. Free to the public. For more, contact Ron at 519-328-5009 or ron@sarniahistoricalsociety.com

 

Literary Event

Anne Bokma, from Hamilton, will speak about her book “My Year of Living Spiritually (One Woman’s Secular Quest for a More Soulful Life)” at the Sarnia Library Theatre, 124 Christina St. S., 2 p.m. Sponsored by The Book Keeper and the Unitarian Fellowship. Free admission. For more, call 519-337-3171