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What’s Happening: week of Mar. 8

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Thursday, March 8

 

Women’s Day Celebration

Sexual Assault Survivors’ Centre celebrates International Women’s Day and honours women in our community at St. Clair Corporate Building, 265 Front St. N., 5:30 p.m. Includes a DJ, dancing, silent auction, food, cash bar and prizes. Tickets $30 at Sexual Assault Survivors’ Centre. For more, call 519-337-3154

 

Lenten Organ Series

Central United Church’s six-week lenten organ series, a 30-minute, Thursday-at-noon performance features David Greenslade of London. 12 p.m. 220 George St. All welcome, donation appreciated. For more, call Nancy at 519-869-2017

 

Art Pod

A new program inviting youth ages 9-16 with special needs and an interest in fine arts to explore art mediums. Session 1 focuses on graffiti. Tear and arrange paper to create a unified colour scheme. Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, 147 Lochiel St., 5 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. Materials included. To register, call 519-336-8127, ext. 3226

 

Red Dot Tour

A 15-minute Red Dot Tour of Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery’s current exhibitions. Free, give what you can. 147 Lochiel St., 7 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. For more, call 519-336-8127

 

Meditation

Program designed to offer basic understanding of meditation and learn practical mindfulness techniques to improve overall wellness. Offered by Twin Bridges NPLC, free. 109 Crawford St., 12 p.m. or 1:15 p.m. Thursdays until March 29. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

 

StrollerFit

A boot camp-style fitness class for moms and babies in strollers or carriers. Includes combination of cardiovascular, strength and flexibility exercises. Run by Twin Bridges NPLC, free. Lighthouse Community Church, 152 Parker St., 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Thursdays until March 29. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

 

Show & Sale

The Lawrence House Centre for the Arts hosting The Sarnia Artists’ Workshop annual Show and Sale until March 29. 127 Christina St. S. Free admission. For more, visit www.lawrencehouse.ca or visit the Lawrence House Facebook page.

 

Friday, March 9

 

Palestinian Meal

A Palestinian meal will be served at Central United Church, 220 George St., 5:30 p.m. Fundraiser for a Palestinian widow and her children. Cost, $25 adults, $15 children 12 and under. For tickets and information, call 519-344-4561

 

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. For more, call 519-344-3017, ext. 237

 

Live Music Cafe

Katherine Yap is the musical guest with Sisters Of Soul host at Foursquare Church, 207 Talfourd St., 7:30 pm. Donations welcomed. For more, contact Fran at [email protected]

 

Saturday, March 10

 

March of Dimes

March of Dimes Day fundraising event including a chili sale, bake sale, raffle table with prizes from local businesses, and live music. 993 Maxwell St., 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more, email [email protected]

 

Hike

Lambton Outdoor Club hike on the Howard Watson Trail, from tennis courts on Cathcart to Tim’s in Bright’s Grove and return. There will be a lunch break. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

Documentary

Sexual Assault Survivors’ Centre screening the documentary “Girl Up,” directed by former Sarnian Shreya Patel, about domestic human trafficking in Toronto. Brief discussion panel after film. Sarnia Library, 124 Christina St. S., 6:30 p.m. Free with donation for Sarnia-Lambton Committee Against the Trafficking of Women and Children. For more, call 519-337-3154

 

Guided Gallery Tour

Free guided tour of Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery’s current exhibitions. This tour’s theme is “What’s My Line?” Free, give what you can. 147 Lochiel St., 1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. To register, call 519-336-8127, ext. 3226

 

Mixed Darts

The Mel Wilkinson Memorial Mixed Darts Tournament includes Men’s Doubles, Ladies’ Doubles and Mixed Doubles. Corunna Legion, 350 Albert St., registration 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., play at 12 p.m. $5 per event, monies returned in prizes. Food available. Accessible building. For more, call 519-862-1240

 

Sunday, March 11

 

Family Sunday

Play a game turning abstract shapes into familiar objects and characters from your imagination at the Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery. Free, suggested $5 donation per family. Children must be accompanied by adult. 147 Lochiel St., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. For more, call 519-336-8127

 

Gallery in the Grove

Opening Reception of “Nature’s Portraits and Landscapes – Four Points of View” featuring Jack Keefe, Rozanne Leystra, Della Fellows and Diane Nelles. Meet the artists from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Wildwood Park, 2618 Hamilton Rd. For more, visit www.galleryinthegrove.com or visit the Facebook page

 

Monday, March 12

 

March Break Camp

For ages 5 to 12 at the Mooretown Sports Complex. Runs from March 12-16. Cost is $27 a day, or $110 per week. 1166 Emily St., Mooretown. For more or to register, call 519-867-2651.

 

March Break Camp

At the Sarnia Riding Club, from March 12 to March 16, daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost $175 for non-members. 980 Riding Club Lanes. For more, call 519-542-5588, or visit www.sarniaridingclub.com

 

Community Skate

Join MPP Bob Bailey for a free community skate at Progressive Auto Sales Arena, 1455 London Rd., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. For more, call 519-337-0051

 

Cooking Class

Rapids Family Health Team offering free cooking class, “Budget Bites.” 1150 Pontiac Dr., 5:30 p.m. Also on March 13, 1:30 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Family Fun Day

EXIT Sarnia hosts a Family Fun Day featuring magician Jayden the Jester and Kira’s Enchanted Princess Parties. Sarnia Library, 124 Christina St. S., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Free with donation to EXIT’s Habitat for Humanity team. For more, visit www.ExitSarnia.com or call 519-542-1000

 

March Break Camp

At Greenafish art studio for children, with art, games and movies. Ages 6 to 12, runs March 12-17, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bring a lunch. 140 Christina St. N, entrance off Cromwell. $160 for week; $40 for day. Call 519-464-8093 or www.greenafish.com

 

Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible school for children ages 4-10 at Christ Lutheran Church, 6482 Telfer Rd., 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. from March 12 to 14. Free. To register, call 519-869-2838

Tuesday, March 13

 

Genealogy

Jane Teskey will discuss new websites and learning how to use record sides, while Alan Campbell will discuss land property record websites 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 [email protected]

 

Gallery March Break

Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery holds free specialized session for students ages 16-18 developing art portfolios for college art programs. Students learn what to expect from college art programs. Includes Q&A session and drawing exercises with Kelly Wallace. Bring a lunch. 147 Lochiel St., 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. To register, call 519-336-8127, ext. 3226

 

Wednesday, March 14

 

Gallery March Break

Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery holds free specialized session for students ages 16-18 developing art portfolios for university art programs. Includes artist talk, roundtable discussion, Q&A, portfolio interview practice, and opportunity to have your portfolio reviewed. Bring a lunch. 147 Lochiel St., 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. To register, call 519-336-8127, ext. 3226

 

Green Drinks

An informal gathering featuring coastal technologist Tineasha Brenot leading a discussion on the Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation. Free. 100 Christina St. N., open 6:30 p.m., discussion at 7 p.m. For more, contact [email protected]

 

Corned Beef Dinner

A St. Patrick’s corned beef and cabbage dinner at Canon Davis Memorial Church, 318 Russell St., 5 p.m. Cost is $15. For tickets, call 519-344-9531

 

Thursday, March 15

 

Lenten Organ Series

Central United Church’s six-week lenten organ series, a 30-minute, Thursday-at-noon performance features Foster Hill of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian. 12 p.m. 220 George St. All welcome, donation appreciated. For more, call Nancy at 519-869-2017

 

Cooking Class

Rapids Family Health Team offering free cooking class, “Budget Bites.” 233 Cameron St., Corunna, 9:30 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Saturday, March 17

 

Fish Fry & Dance

At the Corunna Legion Hall, featuring a pickerel dinner, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., and a dance featuring the music of Cornerstone, 7:30 p.m. to midnight. Doors open 5 p.m. Advance tickets only. $20 per person. Wheelchair accessible. For more, call 519- 862-1240

 

Hike

Lambton Outdoor Club hike at the A.W. Campbell Conservation Authority in Alvinston. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

St. Patrick’s Coffee

All Saints’ Anglican Church hosts a St. Patrick’s Day coffee featuring baking, knitting and sewing. 248 Vidal St. N., 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Admission $3. For more, call 519-344-5167

 

St. Paddy’s Party

 

At the Point Edward Service Club, 503 Michigan Ave, featuring Irish music, 50s music and more from Dave Clark, Mark Blaney and friends. 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Stew and dessert available. $8 per person. For more, call 519-337-9822.

 

Monday, March 19

 

Brain Health Fitness

Instructor Jo-Ann Pinel will lead a free “Play Shop” at the Strangway Community Centre using the Ageless Grace exercise program to boost brain health. 260 East St. N., 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. For more, call 519-332-0656

 

Dance

At the Sarnia Legion, 286 Front St. N., 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Cost $30 per couple for non-members of Sarnia Ballroom Dancing Club. For more, visit www.sarniaballroomdancingclub.ca

 

Hatchery Open House

See how fish are raised and recent improvements to the hatchery during the annual Open House. Club members and public welcome. 1 Michigan Ave., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Also on Sunday, March 18. For more, contact Jake Van Rooyen at 519-869-2371 or [email protected]

 

St. Patrick’s Coffee

All Saints’ Anglican Church hosting a St. Patrick’s Day Coffee featuring baking, knitting and sewing. 248 Vidal St. N., 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Admission $3. For more, call 519-344-5167

 

Tuesday, March 20

 

Conquering Anxiety

A 4-week series offered by Twin Bridges NPLC. Learn how to manage anxiety by changing thoughts, behaviours and relationship with anxiety. Free. 109 Crawford St., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays until April 10. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

 

Photography

Landscape and bird photography with panel discussions featured at Sarnia Photographic Club meeting. Sarnia Library Theatre. 124 Christina St. S. Audience participation welcome. For more, emailing [email protected] or visit www.sarniaphotoclub.com/

 

Wednesday, March 21

 

Diabetes Prevention

Rapids Family Health Team offering free workshop for people with high risk of developing diabetes. 1150 Pontiac Dr., 9:30 a.m. Also at 233 Cameron St., Corunna, 9:30 a.m., March 23. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Horticultural Society

Sarnia Parks & Recreation director Rob Harwood speaks about “The Evolution of Parks & Recreation in Sarnia and the Value of Community Collaboration” at the Sarnia Horticultural Society. DeGroot’s Nurseries Green Room, 1840 London Line, 7 p.m. Free, all welcome. For more, call Barb at 519-332-5837

 

 

Thursday, March 22

 

Lenten Organ Series

Central United Church’s six-week lenten organ series, a 30-minute, Thursday-at-noon performance come to an end with William Lupton from Huron College, Western University. 12 p.m. 220 George St. All welcome, donation appreciated. For more, call Nancy at 519-869-2017

 

Diabetes Cooking

Free class focusing on basics of healthy eating for diabetes prevention and management. Includes education and cooking component. All skill levels welcome. West Lambton Community Health Centre, 429 Exmouth St., 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. To register, call 519-344-3017, ext. 259

 

Art Pod

A new program inviting youth ages 9-16 with special needs and an interest in fine arts to explore art mediums. This session focuses on watercolour and techniques of masking, wax resist and salt. Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, 147 Lochiel St., 5 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. Materials included. To register, call 519-336-8127, ext. 3226

 

Art & Ideas Talk

Kelly Wallace and Glenn Stillar discuss their collaboration and how their individual art practices brought them together. Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, 147 Lochiel St., 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Free, give what you can. To register, call 519-336-8127 ext. 3226

 

Friday, March 23

 

Weight Loss Support

Join a registered dietitian and a group of peers in a monthly “Waist Away Support Group.” West Lambton Community Health Centre, 429 Exmouth St., 10:30 a.m. To register, call 519-344-3017, ext. 259

 

Saturday, March 24

 

Film Festival

The Sarnia Justic Film Festival presents Fractured Land, a film about a young Indigenous leader trying to reconcile traditional teachering with the law to protect the land. Sarnia Library Theatre, 124 Christina St. S. 7 p.m. Free, but donations appreciated. For more, visit Facebook: /SarniaJusticeFilmFestival

 

Hike

Lambton Outdoor Club hike at Parkhill/Fort Rose Conservation Area. Includes lunch with a fee. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

Book & Bake Sale

A book and Bake Sale at Paterson Memorial Presbyterian Church, 120 Russell St. S., 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more, call 519-344-6422

 

Ice Show

Skate Sarnia celebrates its 70th anniversary with an ice show featuring skater Elladj Balde and musician Eric Ethridge. Sarnia Arena, 134 Brock St. S., 2 p.m. Admission $25 adults, $15 fchildren ages 5 to 12, free under 5. Meet & greet after show for $20. Tickets available at arena or by calling 519-899-2773. For more, call www.skatesarnia.net

 

Sunday, March 25

 

Family Sunday

Paint like Matisse with long arm drawing at the Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery. Free, suggested $5 donation per family. Children must be accompanied by adult. 147 Lochiel St., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. For more, call 519-336-8127

 

Classics & Jazz Show

Lambton Concert Band presents Classics & Jazz, an afternoon of jazz and classic music. Sarnia Library Auditorium, 124 Christina St. S., 2:30 p.m. Tickets $12 adults, $6 students, free for children under 6. For more, visit www.lambtonconcertband.com

 

 

Monday, March 26

 

Astronomy Club

Sarnia Astronomy Club presentation on what can be viewed in the spring night sky using binoculars or a small telescope. Various telescopes and binoculars will be set up and basic information provided. Errol Road Public School library, 989 Errol Rd. E., 7 p.m. Free. For more, call Ralph at 519-542-4260

 

Teen Cuisine

Rapids Family Health Team offering free cooking class for teens aged 13+. 1150 Pontiac Dr., 5 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Lambton Wildlife

Professor Alan MacEachern from Western University will discuss historic weather observations and climate patterns and what they can tell us at a meeting of Lambton Wildlife. Esso Careers and Learning Centre, 660 Oakdale Ave., 7:30 p.m. For more, call 519-312-9216

 

Dance Lessons

Spring Dance Lessons from the Sarnia Ballroom Dancing Club, include sequence, cha cha, jive, foxtrot, samba and quickstep. For info and registration visit www.sarniaballroomdancingclub.ca

 

Wednesday, March 28

 

Ham Supper

London Road West United Church hosts a ham and scalloped potatoes supper. 2092 London Line. Sittings at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. Cost is $14 adults, $5 children ages 5 to 12, free under 5. Takeout available. For tickets, call Susan at 519-869-6281

 

Thursday, March 29

 

Art & Ideas Talk

Kate Wilson discusses the process of developing site-specific studies transformed into wall drawings and how the work responds to architecture and light. Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, 147 Lochiel St., 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Free, give what you can. To register, call 519-336-8127 ext. 3226

 

Friday, March 30

 

Good Friday Cantata

St. Andrew’s Choir & Friends present J.H. Maunders’ “Olivet to Calvary” for Good Friday. Featuring soloists Malcolm Heaton, John Worthington and Mary Abma. Reception follows. Freewill offering accepted. 261 Christina St. N., 7:30 p.m. For more, call 519-332-2662

 

Wednesday, April 4

 

Taste & Learn

Learn ways to use food for cancer prevention and to strengthen overall health and wellbeing. Light food samples included. Offered by Twin Bridges NPLC. Free. 109 Crawford St., 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

 

Women’s Fitness

Free fitness program offered by Twin Bridges NPLC combining cardiovascular, strength and flexibility exercises. Suitable for most levels. Lighthouse Community Church, 152 Parker St., 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays until April 25. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

 

Yoga

Mixed-level class for adults, suitable for most. Offered by Twin Bridges NPLC, free. Bring your own mat. Lighthouse Community Church, 152 Parker St., 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays until April 25. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

 

Thursday, April 5

 

Empty Bowls

Annual fundraiser for the Inn of the Good Shepherd features a “poverty meal” of bread and chef soups served in a handmade pottery bowl you keep. Sittings at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m., Lambton College Events Centre. Tickets, $25, available at  www.theinnsarnia.ca/tickets or at the college or the Inn, 115 John St.

 

Meditation

Program designed to give basic understanding of meditation and learn practical mindfulness techniques to improve overall wellness. Offered by Twin Bridges NPLC, free. 109 Crawford St., 12 p.m. or 1:15 p.m. Thursdays until April 26. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

 

StrollerFit

Boot-camp style fitness class for moms, babies welcome in strollers or carriers. Includes cardiovascular, strength and flexibility exercises. Run by Twin Bridges NPLC. Free. Lighthouse Community Church, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Thursdays until April 26. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

 

Friday, April 6

 

Show & Sale

The Lawrence House Centre for the Arts hosts The Sarnia Photographic Club’s Annual Show and Sale for the month of April. 127 Christina St. S., 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Exhibition continues until April 28. Free admission. For more, visit www.lawrencehouse.ca or the Lawrence House Facebook page.

 

Sunday, April 8

 

Rayjon Pickleball

Rayjon’s 2nd annual Pickleball event at St. Patrick’s High School, 1001 The Rapids Pkwy., 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Costs $30 per person or $50 per couple, includes equipment, snacks, pizza, beverages, and prizes. All proceeds to Rayjon’s projects in Haiti and the Dominican Republic. To take part, contact Deb at 519-542-9939 or email [email protected]

 

Monday, April 9

 

Chair Yoga

Gentle yoga sequence using chairs for additional support. Offered by Twin Bridges NPLC, free. Lighthouse Community Church, 152 Parker St., 9:30 a.m. or 11 a.m. Mondays until April 30. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

 

Gentle Yoga

Incorporates basic yoga poses through gentle sequences appropriate for most abilities. Offered by Twin Bridges NPLC. Free. Lighthouse Community Church, 152 Parker St., 12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays until April 30. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

 

Thursday, April 10

 

Cancer Prevention

Registered dietitian provides lifestyle strategies that can prevent cancer and share practical ways to use nutrition to promote health. Twin Bridges NPLC, 109 Crawford St., 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

 

Friday, April 13

 

Scott Woods Concert

Scoot Woods will perform his trick fiddling at Camlachie United Church, 6784 Camlachie Rd., 7 p.m. Featuring guitarist Steve Piticco and step dancer Leo Stock. Light refreshments after show. Admission $25 adults, $10 children. Fully accessible building. For tickets, call Terry 519-869-4103 or the church office 519-899-4720

 

Saturday, April 14

 

Film Festival

The Sarnia Justic Film Festival presents After Spring, a film that explores the Syrian refugee crisis by following two families and an aid working fighting to keep a refugee camp running. Sarnia Library Theatre, 124 Christina St. S. 7 p.m. Free, but donations appreciated. For more, visit Facebook: /SarniaJusticeFilmFestival

 

70s & 80s Dance

Sarnia Community Foundation celebrates its 35th anniversary with a dance featuring 70s and 80s music. Dante Club, 1330 London Rd., 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. Includes appetizers, cash bar, and prizes for best dressed. Tickets $35, or book a table. For information and tickets, call 519-332-2588

 

Tuesday, April 17

 

Building Trust

Two-hour session examines ways to build trust with self and others and how to strengthen trust for emotional resilience. Free. Twin Bridges NPLC, 109 Crawford St., 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

 

Wednesday, April 18

 

Customer Service Workshop

Sarnia-Lambton Business Development Corporation holds an interactive workshop to help retail and foodservice owners, managers and supervisors improve customer service and sales. Hosted by Mike Desantis. Tourism Sarnia-Lambton, 1455 Venetian Blvd., 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Cost $25, register on Eventbrite.com. For more, contact Don at 519-383-1371 or [email protected]

 

Tuesday, April 24

 

Coping with Grief

Two-hour session to better understand the grief process and how to help yourself and others through loss. Facilitated by a Registered Psychotherapist. Free. Twin Bridges NPLC, 109 Crawford St., 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com or 226-776-9030

 

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