What’s happening: week of March 28

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 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

 

Monday, April 1

 

Meditation

Offered at at he West Lambton Community Health Centre, to increase self-esteem, improve concentration and reduce stress. Mondays10:30 a.m., Tuesdays at 6 p.m. 429 Exmouth St. Free. Register at first class. For more, 519-344-3017

 

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

 

Photographic Club

Angela Sundby and Erica Laker discuss working together with another photographer and how to keep your images different at the same event. Sarnia Library Auditorium, 124 Christina St. S., social time begins 6:30 p.m. For more, visit www.sarniaphotoclub.com

 

Elder Abuse

Tracy Rogers will discuss elder abuse, how to recognize signs and how to respond safely, at First Christian Reformed Church, in first of a series of free seminars in April called “Tuesdays at First.” Open to all. 1105 Exmouth St., 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Free, no registration required. For more contact 519-336-8808 or sarniafirstcrc@cogeco.net

 

Simply Organized

Learn about the benefits of keeping life simple and your home in order, how to better manage time, and techniques to enhance daily lifestyle. West Lambton Community Health Centre, 429 Exmouth St., 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Free. To register, call 519-344-3017, ext. 237

 

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

 

Pow Wow

The 27th annual Pow Wow at Lambton College, featuring singing, drumming and dancing. Traditional art, crafts, and food for sale. All welcome at this free cultural event. At the Athletics & Fitness Complex, Grand Entry at 11 a.m., runs till 3 p.m. For more, contact Holly at 519-542-7751, ext. 3494

 

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

 

Seniors Coffee

West Lambton Community Health Centre hosts a seniors’ coffee and board games day each First Friday of the month. 429 Exmouth St., 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Free. No registration required. For more, call 519-344-3017

 

Trade Show

Harmony For Youth holding a trade show and vendor event as part of First Friday. Twenty-three vendors, as well as artists and live music. Bayside Mall, 150 Christina St. N., 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more, call Teresa at 519-336-0344

 

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

 

Mile In Her Shoes

Seventh annual Walk A Mile In Her Shoes walk to end violence against women, organized by the Women’s Interval Home. At Lambton Mall. 11 a.m. Some red heels available. For more, or to register, call 519-336-5200, ext. 220, or email info@womensintervalhome.com

 

Motown Event

Moose Lodge holding a Motown event featuring DJ Sean Robbins, food and specials. 874 Phillip St., 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. Free admission. Prizes for best costume. For more, call 519-336-7900

 

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

 

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

 

Genealogy

Sheila Hewett will discuss “Using Censuses and Wills to Reconstitute Families” 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

 

Violence & Women

Women’s Interval Home and Sexual Assault Survivors’ Centre discuss violence against women and the local services available for women and children, at First Christian Reformed Church. Second in series of free seminars in April called “Tuesdays at First. 1105 Exmouth St., 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Free, no registration required. For more contact 519-336-8808 or sarniafirstcrc@cogeco.net

 

Special Needs Workshop

Deadline to RSVP to attend free community workshop on Tuesday, April 9 for teens with special needs, hosted by the Lambton Kent Teen Transition Committee. Topics include education, jobs, recreation, etc. Alexander Mackenzie Secondary School. RSVP by calling Shelby at 519-328-7408 or sgriggs@goodwillekl.com

 

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

 

Enbridge Famous 5

Aamjiwnaang resident, residential school survivor, and Order of Ontario recipient Geraldine Robertson will speak at the next Enbridge Famous 5 Speaker Series. Holiday Inn, 1498 Venetian Blvd, Registration at 11:15 a.m. Tickets, $40, including lunch, available at https://geraldinerobertson.eventbrite.ca

 

Depression & Anxiety Series

West Lambton Community Health Centre offering 8 week series, “Living Through Depression & Anxiety,” 429 Exmouth St., 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., every Thursday until May 30. Must pre-register by calling 519-344-3017, ext. 237

 

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

 

Pasta Dinner

Corunna United Church holding a pasta dinner. 198 Hill St., 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Cost $15 adults, $7 ages 7 to 12, free for ages 6 and under. For tickets, call Holly at 519-332-7749 or Sylvia at 519-862-1040

 

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

 

Easter Hymn Sing

Huron Baptist Church hosting an Easter hymn sing at 1285 Michigan Avenue. 6:30 p.m., with food and fellowship to follow. For more, call 519-542-4581

 

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

 

Child Abuse

Children’s Aid Society discusses signs of child abuse and an introduction to the foster for permanency program, at First Christian Reformed Church. Third in a series of free seminars in April called “Tuesdays at First. 1105 Exmouth St., 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Free, no registration required. For more contact 519-336-8808 or sarniafirstcrc@cogeco.net

 

Wednesday, April 17

 

Live Music

Sarnia Concert Association presents Double Double Duo, featuring jazz, world and folk music. Imperial Theatre, 168 Christina St. N., 7:30 p.m. Tickets $40 adults, $25 students, available at box office. For more, call 519-344-7469 or visit www.sarniaconcertassociation.ca

 

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, “The King of Glory,” at 261 Christina St. N., 7:30 p.m. Soloists Jill Nichol, Cecily Chiles, Mary Abma & John Worthington. Free Will Offering. 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

 

Tuesdays at First

Jamie MacPherson of Edward Jones will discuss the fundamentals of investing at First Christian Reformed Church. Fourth in a series of free seminars in April called “Tuesdays at First. 1105 Exmouth St., 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Free, no registration required. For more contact 519-336-8808 or sarniafirstcrc@cogeco.net

 

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

 

Friday, April 26

 

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

 

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

Tuesday, April 30

 

Tuesdays at First

First Christian Reformed Church’s April series “Tuesdays at First” featuring

 

Heaven’s Wildlife Rescue to discuss the life of volunteers, the animals treated, and daily struggles of a wildlife rehabilitation centre, at First Christian Reformed Church. Last in a series of free seminars in April called “Tuesdays at First. 1105 Exmouth St., 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Free, no registration required. For more contact 519-336-8808 or sarniafirstcrc@cogeco.net

 

Sleep Happy

West Lambton Community Health Centre holding a free sleep workshop to learn practical tips on how to have the sleep of your dreams. 429 Exmouth St., 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. To register, call 519-344-3017, ext. 259

 

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

 

Paddling Film Festival

The 2019 Paddling Film Festival Tour hosted in Sarnia by the Lambton Outdoor Club. Theatre Forty Two, 900 Devine St., 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Open to public. Tickets $10, available at www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org, at door with cash, or at Wawanosh Watercraft, 1801 Blackwell Rd. For more, call 519-336-3919

 

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

 

Stamp Club Show

The Sarnia Stamp Club’s annual show features dealers and exhibits of philatelic and historical interest. Great Lakes Secondary School cafeteria, 275 Wellington St., 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Includes door prizes. All welcome. For more, visit www.sarniastampclub.com or contact sarniastampclub@cogeco.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