What’s happening: week of Mar. 21

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, 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

 

Piano Concert

Pianist Sandra Mogensen performs a unique concert celebrating 19th and early 20th century female composers at the Sarnia Library Theatre, 124 Christina St. S., 2 p.m., doors open at 1:30 p.m. Tickets, $20 adults, $10 students, sold at the door. For more or advance tickets, visit www.sandramogensen.com

 

 

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

 

Theatre Sarnia

Theatre Sarnia presents “Looking,” a comedy by Canadian playwright Norm Foster about four middle-aged singles seeking relationships while navigating life’s pitfalls. Imperial Theatre, 168 Christina St. N., 7:30 p.m. from March 27 to 30 and 2 p.m. on March 31. For tickets and info, visit www.imperialtheatre.net or call 519-344-7469

 

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

 

Symphony Orchestra

Featured artist Sander Kostallari takes centre stage when the International Symphony Orchestra performs the Sibelius Violin Concerto, part of In Memoriam at Temple Baptist Church. 7:30 p.m., 1410 Quinn Dr. Tickets, $32 adults, $30 students, $8 students, available by calling 519-337-7775

 

Saturday, March 30

 

Hike

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

Rock for Dimes

Local bands Zephur, Shelly Rastin Band, Me & Mr. Smith, Circle the City, and K+G perform at the 6th annual Sarnia Rocks for March of Dimes Canada, in support of Standing Oaks, a facility providing 24-hour support to people with high-level needs. BrownStones, 1000 Finch Dr., 8:30 p.m. For more, visit www.rockfordimes.ca/sarnia

 

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

 

Caregiver Support

St. Joseph’s Hospice hosting a 4-week caregiver support group to provide caregiver education on navigating the health-care system, self-care, and local support organizations, in a peer setting. Free, registration required. For information, contact Lisa at 519-337-0537, ext. 126 or ladams@sjhospice.ca

 

Women’s Fitness

Twin Bridges NPLC a offering free bootcamp-style fitness class with cardiovascular, strength and flexibility exercises. Suitable for most levels, consult Primary Care Provider before participating. 153 Christina St. S., 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesdays until April 16. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Parenting

Twin Bridges NPLC offering a “Nobody’s Perfect Parenting Program” aimed at addressing a child’s feelings, behaviours, safety and more. Open to any and all questions in a safe place to explore what it’s like to be a parent. 153 Christina St. S., 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Tuesdays until April 30. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

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

 

Mindful Living

Twin Bridges NPLC offering 4-week session to share topics and strategies for mindfulness in everyday life. 153 Christina St. S., 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., Wednesdays until April 17. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

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

 

Meditation

Twin Bridges NPLC offering 4-week session designed for individuals with an established meditation practice interested in meeting in a group setting for guided meditation. 153 Christina St. S., 12 p.m. to 12:45 p.m., Thursdays until April 18. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

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

 

Poetry Celebration

Celebrate National Poetry Month at The Hawg Bar, 117 Christina St. N., from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Featuring Toronto musician/poet Tom Gannon Hamilton and twelve local authors in a poetry marathon. Pay what you can. For more, call 519-491-5050

 

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

 

Tuesday, April 9

 

Genealogy

Penny McDonald and Beth Atchinson will discuss how they found their sister at a meeting of the Lambton County Branch of Ontario Genealogical Society. LDS Church, 1400 Murphy Rd., 7:30 p.m. Free & open to public. Call 519-383-0468 or email jdlk@bell.net

 

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

 

Women’s Connection

This program is a combination of individual and group reflection on topics such as vulnerability, imperfection, authenticity, shame, courage, empathy and more. Twin Bridges NPLC, 153 Christina St. S., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Thursdays until April 25. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

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

 

Aquarium Auction

Sarnia Aquarium Society holding its annual Aquarium Auction, featuring thousands of fish and related hobbist items. Sarnia Christian School gym, 1273 Exmouth St. Doors open at 9:30 a.m., auction at 11 a.m. For more, contact Jack at 519-542-8282 or Bob at 519-331-0568

 

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

 

Tuesday, April 16

 

Cooking Class

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free cooking class called “Eating Comfortably with IBS.” 1150 Pontiac Dr., 9:30 a.m. Also offered on April 17, 1:30 p.m. Pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Wednesday, April 17

 

Meaning Of Life

Ken Bryson, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy, will give a talk on “The meaning of life: is life worth living and the search for sacred meaning,” at the Strangway Community Centre,10 a.m., 260 East St. N. For more, call 519-332-0656

 

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

 

Friday, April 19

 

Easter Cantata

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church’s Easter Cantata. “King of Glory.” at 261 Christina St. N., 7:30 p.m. For more, call 519-332-2662 or visit the church’s Facebook page.

 

Tuesday, April 23

 

Healthy Eating

Rapids Family Health Team offering a 4 week. 2-hour group session to help make permanent lifestyle changes for a healthier you. 1150 Pontiac Dr., 9:30 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Thursday, April 25

 

Lynn Spence

An afternoon with fashion and beauty expert Lynn Spence at the Sarnia Golf & Curling Club, 12 p.m., 500 Errol Rd. W. Tickets, $75, includes three-course lunch and show, available at Buttons & Bows, 131 Michigan Ave., Point Edward. For more, call 519-491-1412

 

Saturday, April 27

 

Garage Sale

Laurel Lea St. Matthew’s Church holding a charity garage sale including lots of household items. 837 Exmouth St., 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. For more, call 519-337-7078

 

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

 

Monday, April 29

 

Fibromyalgia

The Arthritis Society hosting a 3-hour workshop offering strategies on living well with fibromyalgia. Rapids Family Health Team, 1150 Pontiac Dr., 10 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 1-800-321-1433, ext. 1221

 

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

 

Saturday, May 4

 

Used Book Sale

A used book sale and more at St. Giles Presbyterian Church, 770 Lakeshore Rd., 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Includes turkey pies, butter tarts, herb plants and a cafe. Featuring local author Linda Stauth. Bring a non-perishable food item for Inn of the Good Shepherd for a free book. For more, call 519-542-2253

 

Wednesday, May 8

 

Meaning Of Life

Ken Bryson, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy, will give a talk on “A Systems Analysis of Medicine, and Healing Medicine,” at the Strangway Community Centre, 10 a.m., 60 East St. N. For more, call 519-332-0656

 

Thursday, May 9

 

Spring Tea

Our Lady of Mercy Church CWL holding a spring tea featuring jewelry table, purses, scarves, springs rolls and baking. Lunch of sandwiches, desserts and beverage $7. Free admission. Proceeds to charity. For more, call 519-383-7541 ot 519-332-5382

 

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

 

Genealogy

Ben Dawson will discuss DNA and how to use it in research at a meeting of the Lambton County Branch of Ontario Genealogical Society. LDS Church, 1400 Murphy Rd., 7:30 p.m. Free & open to public. Call 519-383-0468 or email jdlk@bell.net

 

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