What’s happening: week of Mar. 5

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 5

 

Mini Medical School

Dr. Tom Lacroix to speak about “The Genetics Revolution,” at Bluewater Health’s Mini Medical School. 89 Norman St., Auditorium, Level 2, London Rd. Building, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. No scented products. For more and to register, email medical_affairs@bluewaterhealth.ca

 

Shibashi

The West Lambton Community Health Centre offering free Shibashi classes, perfect for beginners. All Saints Anglican Church, 248 Vidal St. N., 11 a.m. Thursdays until March 26th. Register at first class. For more, call 519-344-3017, ext. 259

 

Restorative Yoga

A yoga program for individuals dealing with the effects of a tramatic brain injury or past trauma. Sessions focus on stabilizing muscles and mindful movement. Bring your own mat. Twin Bridges NPLC, 153 Christina St. S. (Front St. entrance), 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Thursdays. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Meditation Group

A program designed for individuals with an established meditation practice and interested in meeting in a group setting for guided meditation. Twin Bridges NPLC, 153 Christina St. S. (Front St. entrance), 12 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. Thursdays. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Seniors Together

A program designed for individuals 55+ to learn about health and wellness and engage in social connections with peers from the community. Twin Bridges NPLC, 153 Christina St. (Front St. entrance), 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursdays. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Pasta Fest

A Pasta Fest to support High Park Public School and obtaining outdoor equipment. Dante Club, 1330 London Rd., 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. All you can eat for $15. Includes silent auction. For more, call 519-542-4552

 

Friday, March 6

 

World Prayer Day

The World Day of Prayer in Corunna hosted by All Saints Anglican Church, 393 Lyndoch St., 2 p.m. Service and refreshments follow. This year’s theme is: Rise! Take Your Mat and Walk, written by the women of Zimbabwe. For more, call 519-813-9084

 

Square Foot Show

Opening reception of Sarnia Artists’ Workshop’s Annual Square Foot Show at the Lawrence House, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Runs until March 28th. For more, visit www.sarniaartistsworkshop.com

 

World Prayer Day

Local World Prayer Day events include Dunlop United service/lunch 11 a.m., London Road West UC potluck 12:30 p.m. and service 1:30 p.m., St. Paul’s United service/refreshments 1 p.m., St. Benedict’s RCC service 1:30 p.m. Theme is “Rise! Take Your Mat and Walk,” written by the women of Zimbabwe. For more, visit wicc.org or call 519-337-3061

 

Live Music

Big Highway performing Canadian rock at Cheeky Monkey as part of the First Friday festivities. Art exhibit & sale by W.A. Walters. 130 Christina St. N., 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more, call 519-332-0978

 

Stress Management

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

 

Historic Quilt

An 1897 quilt made by the women of Sarnia’s Queen Street Methodist Church and stitched with names from hundred of old city families goes on display at the Lawrence House, 127 Christina St. S. Also, a Square Foot show. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more, call 519-337-0507

 

Friday, March 6

 

Art, Music, Wine

A First Friday event at the International Symphony Orchestra office, 143 Christina St. S., Doors open 6 p.m. Featuring new art from the 6+1 Art Group, jazz from Megan Whalen & Friends, and the the ISOBar. All ages welcome. For more, call 519-337-7775 or visit www.theiso.org

 

Spring Concert

Combined United Churches of Sarnia-Lambton holding a

Spring Concert at Central United. An evening of song backed by the church organ, piano, drums and guitar. Social hour & cash bar 6:30 p.m., concert at 7:30 p.m. 220 George St. Tickets, $15, available at any United Church office. Limited tickets at door. Proceeds to charity. For more, call Donna at 519-332-2530 or Sandra at 519-331-7420

 

Saturday, March 7

 

Dart Tournament

Mel Wilkinson Dart Tournament at Corunna Legion, 350 Albert St., registration 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., play 11 a.m. Includes Men’s Doubles, Ladies’ Doubles, Mixed Doubles. Food available. Accessible building. For more, call 519-862-1240

 

Sunday, March 8

 

Women’s Day Brunch

Women’s Interval Home and Sexual Assault Survivors’ Centre hosting an International Women’s Day Brunch to celebrate and honour local women. Quality Inn, 751 Christina St. N., 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tickets $25. For tickets, search the event on Eventbrite.

 

Art Show

Gallery in the Grove hosts an opening reception and award -resentation for the juried exhibition, “Faces, Places, and Spaces: A Canadian Perspective.” 2618 Hamilton Rd., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Awards at 1:30 p.m. Running until April 25. Also, Justine Goulet’s glass art in Gift Shop. For more, visit www.galleryinthegrove.com

 

 

Film Screening

cinéSarnia is showing the Oscar-winning film Parasite at the Sarnia Library, 124 Christina St. S., March 8th 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and March 9th 7:30 p.m. Rush Line tickets $10. For more, visit www.cinesarnia.com or Twitter @cinesarnia

 

Monday, March 9

 

Cooking Class

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free cooking class on foods that help boost bone health. 1150 Pontiac Dr., 1:30 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Tea and Talk

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

 

Tuesday, March 10

 

Genealogy

Vickey Armstrong to speak at a meeting of the Lambton County Branch of Ontario Genealogical Society, at the LDS Church, 1400 Murphy Rd., 7:30 p.m. Free & open to public. Call 519-383-0468 or email lambton@ogs.on.ca

 

Sea Cadets

The Sarnia 132 Repulse Sea Cadets is a free program for youth ages 12 to 18 that includes weekend camps, music lessons, fitness and sailing. Meetings are held Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., in the basement of the downtown post office. For more, call 519-337-9842

 

Prostate Support

Urologist Dr. Paul Martin will be the guest speaker at a Prostate Cancer Support Group session at the Lochiel Kiwanis Club, 180 College St. N., 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more, contact 519-869-4015 or dkielt@sympatico.ca

 

Wednesday, March 11

 

St. Joseph’s Hospice hosting a free information session on Financial Planning, Taxes and Estates, Before and After a Death. 6:30 p.m. 475 Christina St. N. To register contact Katie at 519-337-0537, ext. 373 or kjoosten@sjhospice.ca

 

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 18th. Bring all tax slips. For more, visit www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/tax/individuals/community-volunteer-income-tax-program

 

Day Hospice

St. Joseph’s Hospice offers Day Hospice to anyone living with a life-limiting illness. Relaxation, entertainment, lunch and supportive sharing. 475 Christina St. N. Assessment required prior to attendance. Also on March 25th (every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month). Free. For more, contact Lisa Adams at 519-337-0537, ext. 126 or ladams@sjhospice.ca

 

Facts and Chat

Strangway Centre holding a “Facts and Chat” on financial planning for blended families. 260 East St. N., 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Free. Register in advance. For more, call 519-332-0656

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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 the 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

 

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

 

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