What’s happening: week of Mar. 14

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Thursday, March 14

 

Organ Series

Wayne Carroll will perform at Central United Church’s Lenten Organ Series, 220 George St., 12 p.m. All welcome. Free will donation appreciated. For more, call 519-344-4561

 

PIE Day

Grace United Church celebrates PIE (Public, Intentional, Explicit) Day, a celebration of LGBTQ2SIA+ Inclusion, with dinner and dessert pies. Guest speakers from Trans Pride Sarnia and Sarnia Pride Alliance. 990 Cathcart Blvd., 6 p.m. Tickets available at Grace office for free will offering. Vegan and vegetarian options can be pre-ordered. For more, call 519-542-1203

 

Soups On Luncheon

Serving a variety of soups. Free will offering in support of Bluewater Health Palliative Care. Corunna United Church, 198 Hill St., 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. For more, contact Allan at 519-862-1040 or aknight12@cogeco.ca

 

Card Making

Create 2 greeting cards using stamps, ink and paper. Corunna Library, 417 Lyndoch St., 11 a.m. $10, includes instruction & supplies. To pre-register call 519-862-1132

 

Friday, March 15

 

St. Patrick’s Coffee

All Saints’ Anglican Church hosting a St. Patrick’s Day Coffee featuring baking, meat pies, cooks, knitting and sewing. 248 Vidal St. N., 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Admission $3. For more, call 519-344-5167

 

Saturday, March 16

 

Hike

The Lambton Outdoor Club hiking at the A. W. Campbell Conservation Area. For more information, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

Income Tax Clinic

A Community Volunteer Income Tax Clinic to help people of modest income with a simple tax situation prepare income tax and benefit returns. Corunna Library, 417 Lyndoch St., 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Also on March 23. Bring all tax slips. For more, call 519-862-1132

 

Bowling

St. Patrick’s Day “Pot o’ Bowl” at Marcin Bowl, 609 Helena St., registration at 6:30 p.m., play 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. $30 ages 19+, includes drink voucher. $15 under 19. Prize for “Greenest” Team and a silent auction. Proceeds to support Huntington Society of Canada. Register at www.hscevents.ca/SarniaBowl

 

Pickerel Fry

A pickerel fish fry at Corunna Legion with entertainment by Cornerstone. 350 Albert St., doors open at 5 p.m., dinner from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., dance from 7:30 p.m. to midnight. $20 per person, advance tickets at the Legion. All welcome. Wheelchair accessible. For more, call 519-862-1240

 

Hatchery Open House

See how Bluewater Anglers raise fish and the future fish stock for local waters during the annual Hatchery Open House, March 16 and 17. 1 Michigan Ave. (at Blue Water Bridge) 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All welcome. For more, visit www.bluewateranglers.com

 

Running

The Sarnia Roadrunners present 1, 3 and 5 km runs beginning at Terry’s Loop in Canatara Park, 9 a.m. All runners and walkers welcome. Cost $5. For more, contact sarniaroadrunners@gmail.com

 

Tuesday, March 19

 

Bereaved Parents

St. Joseph’s Hospice offering free, 8-week support group for parents grieving the loss of a child. Tuesdays until May 7th at the Resource Centre, 475 Christina St. N. Assessment required prior to attending. To schedule, contact Kaitlyn Gillard at 519-337-0537 ext. 123 or kgillard@sjhospice.ca

 

Living with Dementia

Christine Wright of the Alzheimer’s Society of Sarnia-Lambton will discuss approaches, tips and resources for carepartners in “Tips for Caring: Living with Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias.” St. Giles Church, 770 Lakeshore Rd., 6:30 p.m. Free admission. Refreshments provided. For more, call Suzanne at 519-542-2253

 

Tips For Caring

Christine Wright of the Alzheimer Society will discuss tips and resources to help care partners living with Alzheimer’s disease & other dementias. 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., St. Giles Presbyterian Church, 770 Lakeshore Rd. For more, call 519-542-2253 .

 

Monday, March 18

 

Tel-Chek

The Family Counselling Centre hosting an information session for potential volunteers to place calls to seniors and persons with disabilities who live alone and are isolated. To register for an info session, call 519-336-0120

 

Wednesday, March 20

 

Finding Balance

A session with a Registered Social Worker to explore the concept of balance as an ongoing process in one’s life. 153 Christina St. S., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Ham Supper

Ham and Scalloped Potato Supper at London Road West United Church, 2092 London Line, two sittings at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. Cost$14 adults, $5 ages 5 to 12, and free for children under 5. Takeout available. For tickets, call Susan at 519-869-6281

 

Income Tax Clinic

A Community Volunteer Income Tax Clinic to help 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. Bring all tax slips. For more, call 519-337-3291

 

Healthy Eating & YOU

Rapids Family Health Team offering a 4 week 2-hour group session that helps you make permanent lifestyle changes for a healthier you. 233 Cameron St., 1:30 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Horticultural Society

Jeff Baarschers will discuss choosing, using and maintaining garden tools at a meeting of the Sarnia Horticultural Society. DeGroot’s Nurseries Green Room, 1840 London Line, 7 p.m. Everyone welcome. Free admission. For more, call Barb at 519-332-5837

 

Thursday, March 21

 

Income Tax Clinic

The Community Volunteer Income Tax Clinics to help people of modest income with a simple tax situation prepare income tax and benefit returns. Corunna Library, 417 Lyndoch St., 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Bring all tax slips. For more, call 519-862-1132

 

Organ Series

Gerald Vremen will perform at Central United Church’s Lenten Organ Series, 220 George St., 12 p.m. All welcome. Free will donation appreciated. For more, call 519-344-4561

 

Roast Beef Dinner

St. Luke’s United Church serving roast beef, potatoes, salad, vegetables, rolls, beverages and pie. 350 Indian Rd. S., 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Cost is $17. For more and advance tickets, call 519-344-1781

 

Motown Concert

Alzheimer’s Society of Sarnia Lambton and Sisters of Soul hosting “Motown and a whole lot more.” Sarnia Library, 124 Christina St. S., 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets $20, available at Alzheimer’s Society and Cheeky Monkey, or $22 at door. For more, call 519-332-4444

 

Friday, March 22

 

Weight Loss Support

West Lambton Community Health Centre hosts a “Waist Away Support Group” with a registered dietitian and group of peers. 429 Exmouth St., 10:30 a.m. Monthly, every fourth Friday. Free. To register, call 519-344-3017, ext. 259

 

Youth Film Training

Annual youth film training sessions offered as part of the Lambton Youth Short Film Competition. Two identical sessions at Bayside Mall second floor, 150 Christina St. N., 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Free. For more, contact Scott at 519-786-4688 or Glen at 519-330-1030

 

Saturday, March 23

 

Film Screening

The Sarnia Justice Film Festival showing At the Fork, which examines how farm animals are raised for our consumption. Sarnia Library Theatre, 124 Christina St. S., 7 p.m. Free, donations accepted. For more, visit the Festival’s Facebook or Twitter page, or email justicefilmsarnia@gmail.com

 

Hike

The Lambton Outdoor Club is hiking at the Parkhill Conservation Area, and stopping at the Fort Rose Pancake Brunch after. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

Sunday, March 24

 

Dinner & Auction

Dinner and Dutch Auction at Grace United Church, 990 Cathcart Blvd., 5:30 p.m. Includes spaghetti, salad, and desserts. Vegan and gluten-free available. Tickets $15 adults, $10 ages 10 to 13, free children 12 and under, or $35 for family of three. Proceeds to Transgender Support Program and Sarnia Pride Alliance. For tickets call 519-542-1203 or St. Luke’s at 519-344-1781

 

Live Music

Fáilte performing a repertoire of Irish and Celtic reels, jigs, and polkas at the Lawrence House, 127 Christina St. S., 3 p.m. Tickets $10, available at Lawrence House. For more, contact Barb at 519-332-5837

 

Roast Pork Dinner

All you care to eat roast pork dinner at Camlachie United Church, 6784 Camlachie Rd., 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Cost $18 adults, $8 children 6 to 12, free for children under 6. Takeout and gluten-free available. Accessible and fragrance free building. For tickets, call the church 519-899-4720 or Jane 519-899-2619

 

Monday, March 25

 

Ballroom Dancing

New session of lessons with the Sarnia Ballroom Dancing Club. beginner Tango and Jive, beginner Waltz and Rumba, or intermediate Tango and Jive. $100 per couple, plus $30 membership fee. For more, visit www.sarniaballroomdancingclub.ca or call 519-542-5426

 

Lambton Wildlife

Deryl Nethercott will present a virtual 12 month birding adventure in Lambton County. Esso Careers and Learning Centre, 660 Oakdale Ave., social at 7 p.m., presentation at 7:30 p.m. For more, call Lori at 519-312-9216

 

Herbs

The benefits of ginseng and an introduction to cumin will be discussed at a meeting of the Lambton County Herb Society. 7 p.m. Twin Lakes Terrace, 1310 Murphy Rd. For more, call 519-541-9587

 

Tuesday, March 26

 

Food Information

An information session with a Registered Dietitian during Nutrition month to look at ways food nourishes, inspires and unites us. Bring any food-related questions. 153 Christina St. S., 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Cooking Class

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free cooking class “Say No to Cancer.” 427 Colborne Dr., Corunna, 1:30 p.m. Also on March 5, 9:30 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Wednesday, March 27

 

Income Tax Clinic

The Community Volunteer Income Tax Clinics to help 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. Bring all tax slips. Also on March 30th. For more, call 519-337-3291

 

Card Making

Create 2 greeting cards using stamps, ink and paper. Strangway Centre, 260 East St. N., 10 a.m. $13.50 for non-members, includes instruction & supplies. To pre-register call 519-332-0656

Paint it Forward

Join artist Cat Cabajar in creating a beautiful lilac painting for Epilepsy Awareness Month. Village Gardens, 128 East St. N., 6 p.m. Tickets $50. Proceeds to support Epilepsy Southwestern Ontario. To pre-register, contact maolas@hotmail.com

 

Charity Pop-Up

SweetLegs Sarnia holding a pop-up shop at Sharky’s Athletic Club, 1596 London Line, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Proceeds from legging sales will go to the purchase of an Oncotherm Bed to treat cancer patients in Dr. Shih’s office. For more, contact Diane at viggers.diane@gmail.com

 

Parkinson’s Support

People with Parkinson’s and care partners invited to meet in the community room at Clearwater Arena, 1400 Wellington St., 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Pam Chin will lead a session of Qigong and Guided Meditation to help alleviate symptoms. All welcome. For more, call 519-337-5330

 

Thursday, March 28

 

Organ Series

David Troiano will perform at Central United Church’s Lenten Organ Series, 220 George St., 12 p.m. All welcome. Free will donation appreciated. For more, call 519-344-4561

 

Ham Bingo

Corunna Legion, 350 Albert St., doors open 6 p.m., play at 7 p.m. First prize is $1,000. Refreshments and food available. All welcome. Accessible building. For more, call 519-862-1240

 

Card Making

Create 2 greeting cards using stamps, ink and paper. Bright’s Grove Library, 2618 Hamilton Rd., 5:30 p.m. $10, includes instruction & supplies. To pre-register call 519-869-2351

 

Saturday, March 30

 

Open Jam

All welcome to join in Corunna Legion’s Open Jam Session, or just enjoy the music. 350 Albert St., vocals warm-up begins at 3 p.m. Meat draw at 4 p.m. Food available. Accessible building. For more, call 519-862-1240

 

MS Fundaiser

The first annual “Toilet Bowl” fundraising event will be held at The Oaks and feature dinner, craft beer and live music by Offsite Impact in support of the MS Bike Ride. 7 p.m., 2587 Lakeshore Rd., Bright’s Grove. Tickets, $60, available for e-transfer purchase at TeamCowbellMS@gmail.com or in person at The Oaks

 

Saturday, March 30

 

Hike

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

Sunday, March 31

 

Keltara

Keltara performing mix of Celtic, down east, folk and nautical up-tempo energetic music at the Lawrence House, 127 Christina St. S., 3 p.m. Tickets are $10, available at Lawrence House. For more, contact Barb at 519-332-5837

 

Tuesday, April 2

 

Parenting & Divorce

A free 3-week program for parents going through separation or divorce. April 2nd, 9th and 16th. Limited to 15 participants. For information and registration, contact Family Counselling Centre at 519-336-0120, ext. 244

 

Wednesday, April 3

 

Income Tax Clinic

The Community Volunteer Income Tax Clinics to help 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. Bring all tax slips. For more, call 519-337-3291

 

Thursday, April 4

 

Organ Series

Foster Hill will perform at Central United Church’s Lenten Organ Series, 220 George St., 12 p.m. All welcome. Free will donation appreciated. For more, call 519-344-4561

 

Friday, April 5

 

Live Music

Brother Leeds will perform live at Cheeky Monkey as part of the monthly First Friday festivities. Also art show by Bill Walters. 130 Christina St. N., 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Girl Guide cookies for sale from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. For more, visit www.cheekymonkeysarnia.ca

 

Saturday, April 6

 

Spring Show & Sale

Big Brothers Big Sisters hosting its first Spring Show & Sale, similar to the 46-year-old event staged each November. Wood working, sewing, paintings, pottery, stained glass, jewelry, baby clothing, etc. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Alexander Mackenzie Secondary, 1257 Michigan Ave. Admission $5, children under 12 free. For more, call 519-336-0460, ext. 209

 

Income Tax Clinic

The Community Volunteer Income Tax to help people of modest income with a simple tax situation prepare income tax and benefit returns. Corunna Library, 417 Lyndoch St., 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Also on April 27th. Bring all tax slips. For more, call 519-862-1132

 

Sunday, April 7

 

Tai Chi

Lean how Tai Chi can improve health during FLK Taoist Tai Chi arts open house and demonstration. Lochiel Kiwanis Centre gym, 180 College Ave. N., 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Free admission. For more, call 519-344-0346

Friday, May 3

 

Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo celebration with games, drinks, maracas and mariachi, raffle, silent auction, 50/50 draw, photo booth, and food by Personal Touch Eatery and Catering. Point Edward Memorial Arena, 210 Monk St., 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Cost $20 adults, $10 children. Proceeds to Heaven’s Wildlife Rescue. For more, contact events@heavenswildliferescue.org

 

Monday, April 8

 

Tai Chi

An introduction to Fung Loy Kok Taoist Tai Chi arts at Camlachie Community Centre, 6767 Camlachie Rd., 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Also on Wednesday, April 10th, St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 437 Colborne Dr., 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Demonstration and registration followed by first of weekly classes. Free admission. For more, call 519-344-0346

 

Tuesday, April 9

 

How Penny McDonald & Beth Atchinson found their sister the topic at a meeting of the Lambton County Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society. Free, all welcome. 7:30 p.m. LDS Church, 1400 Murphy Road. For more, contact Janet at 519-383-0468 or jdlk@bell.net

 

Wednesday, April 10

 

Income Tax Clinic

The Community Volunteer Income Tax Clinics to help 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. Bring all tax slips. Also on April 13th. For more, call 519-337-3291

 

Thursday, April 11

 

Organ Series

Terry Hill and Ken Baldwin will perform at Central United Church’s Lenten Organ Series, 220 George St., 12 p.m. All welcome. Free will donation appreciated. For more, call 519-344-4561

 

Friday, April 12

 

Weekend Retreat

Sarnia Beginning Experience Spring Support Group host a three-day weekend retreat for divorced, separated and widowed persons. For more, call 519-344-4785 or visit www.sarniabeginningexperience.org

 

Rummage Sale

Central United Church’s annual two-day Spring Rummage and Garage Sale, including clothing, kitchenware, appliances, jewelry, toys, tools, and more. 220 George St., 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, and 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday. Donations accepted at the church 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays. For more, call 519-344-4561

 

Saturday, April 13

 

Film Screening

The Sarnia Justice Film Festival screens Happening, a look at the clean energy era as it creates jobs, turns profits, and makes communities stronger. Sarnia Library Theatre, 124 Christina St. S., 7 p.m. Free, donations accepted. For more, visit the Festival’s Facebook or Twitter page, or email justicefilmsarnia@gmail.com

 

Record Store Day

Cheeky Monkey marks International Record Store Day with exclusive releases, giveaways and draws and live music with Mike Blackmore. EP “The Superhero Suite” by Kevin Hearn and friends for sale with all proceeds to MusiCounts. 130 Christina St. N., 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For more, visit www.cheekymonkeysarnia.ca

 

Sunday, April 14

 

Concert Band

Lambton Concert Band presents “Fantastic Creatures,” an afternoon of music, magic and fantasy at the Sarnia Library Auditorium, 124 Christina St. S., 2:30 p.m. Tickets $12 adults, $6 students, free for under 14. For more, contact promotions@lambtonconcertband.com or visit

www.lambtonconcertband.com

 

Monday, April 15

 

Environmental Fund

Deadline to submit applications to Lambton Wildlife Inc. for funding to support environmental initiatives in Sarnia-Lambton. $10,000 available in grants of $500 to $5,000. For additional information, and to apply on-line, visit our website at lambtonwildlife.com

 

Thursday, April 18

 

Income Tax Clinic

The Community Volunteer Income Tax Clinics to help people of modest income with a simple tax situation prepare income tax and benefit returns. Corunna Library, 417 Lyndoch St., 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Bring all tax slips. For more, call 519-862-1132

 

Sunday, April 28

 

MS Walk

MS Society holds its annual Sarnia Mandarin MS Walk at Point Edward Community Hall, 210 Monk St., check-in at 8 a.m., walk at 10 a.m. Register at www.mssociety.ca/get-involved/special-events and contact Sarah at 1-888-510-7777, ext. 3306 or sarah.mooney@mssociety.ca for more

 

Saturday, May 11

 

Craft & Plants

Dunlop United Churchhost a craft fair and plant sale, including perennials, crafts, baking, refreshments, yard sale, used books, free coffee and prize draws. 757 Rosedale Ave., 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free admission. All welcome, wheelchair accessible. For more, contact 519-337-3061 ext. 22 or dunlopspringsale@gmail.com, or visit www.dunlopuc.ca

 

Tuesday, May 14

 

Stratford Festival

The Corunna United Church UCW organizing a bus trip to see “Billy Elliot” at the Stratford Festival. Cost is $140, includes transportation, play and dinner. For more, call Jill at 519-862-3517

 

Saturday, Sept. 14

 

Walk-a-thon & Bazaar

Heaven’s Wildlife Rescue holding 8th annual Walk-a-thon and Bazaar at Canatara Park, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Includes BBQ lunch, silent auction, bazaar, kids zone and wild zone, and live music. Dogs welcome. Prizes for most pledges, proceeds to Heaven’s Wildlife Rescue. For more, contact events@heavenswildliferescue.org