What’s happening: week of Nov. 12

What’s happening events must be open to the public or virtual, 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

With pandemic cancellations common, we recommend you verify before attending any community event.

 

THURSDAY, NOV. 12

 

Fruit Cakes

Kiwanis Golden K Club’s annual sale of Claxton fruit cakes runs Nov. 12 to Nov. 19, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Shopper’s Drug Mart, Northgate Plaza, on Exmouth Street. All proceeds support projects for children. For more, contact Sheila at s.donald@cogeco.ca

 

Genealogy

Ken McKinlay presents “Second World War: Researching the Canadian Fallen,” at a Lambton County Genealogical Society webinar. 7 p.m. To register, visit www.lambton.ogs.on.ca or email lambton@ogs.on.ca

 

Gallery Opening

Gallery in the Grove’s presents “Gifts of the Season,” local, handmade jewelry, ornaments, woodworking, resin art, and more. 2618 Hamilton Park Rd., Thursdays 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Runs till Dec. 12. For more, visit www.galleryinthegrove.com or the Gallery’s Facebook page, or call 519-869-4643

 

Give-A-Book

Donations of new books for infants to young adults accepted at Organization for Literacy, 180 College Ave. N.; The Book Keeper, Northgate Plaza; and Coles, Lambton Mall, until Dec. 1. For more on OLL’s Give-A-Book Christmas Campaign, or to make tax-deductible donation, visit www.readsarnia.org

 

FRIDAY, NOV. 13

 

Hats and Mitts

The “100 Scarf” Knitting Group will hang hand-knitted scarves, mitts, and hats on the fence in front of the Lawrence House, 127 Christina St. S., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Anyone in need is welcome to take one. Remaining items will be given to those in need in the community. For more, visit www.lawrencehouse.ca

 

 

SATURDAY, NOV. 14

 

Culture and Cruisine

Rayjon Share Care hosts second of three “Culture & Cuisine” events featuring take-out food from Dolly’s Jerk Joint, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and virtual Caribbean culture tour with special guest speaker Mary McLaughlin at 8 p.m. Tickets, $50 on sale now at rayjon.org/culture-cuisine/  Proceeds support  education, health and the empowerment of women in Haiti & the Dominican Republic

 

MONDAY, NOV. 16

 

Art & Ideas

Last day to register for Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery’s virtual visit to Z’otz* Collective’s Toronto art studio. The Nov. 19th discussion will focus on the Collective’s evolution and collaborative art practice. Free. 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. To register, visit www.jnaag.ca

 

Chair Exercise

Exercise classes Mondays and Wednesdays in Canatara Park, near round washroom building to west of open field. 1:30 p.m. All fitness levels and abilities welcome. Register at first class or online at www.nlchc.com/services/wellness-programs

 

Virtual Meditation

Increase self-esteem, improve concentration, lower blood pressure and reduce stress with the West Lambton Community Health Centre’s virtual meditation classes. Mondays, 11 a.m. To register, call 519-344-3017 ext. 237 or email adinell@nlchc.com to receive Zoom link

 

 

TUESDAY, NOV. 17

 

Morning Walks

Centre Communautaire Francophone Sarnia-Lambton in partnership with Carrefour des Femmes holding morning walks on Tuesdays at Wawanosh Wetlands, 6013 Blackwell Rd., 10:30 a.m.; and Fridays at Centre Communautaire Francophone, 901 The Rapids Pkwy., 10:30 a.m. To register, contact ccfsarnia@gmail.com or call 519-541-0207

 

Low Impact Exercise

Exercise classes offered Tuesdays at Canatara Park Pavilion to the right of bandshell, 10 a.m. All fitness levels and abilities welcome. Register at first class or online at www.nlchc.com/services/wellness-programs


WEDNESDAY, NOV. 18

 

Glass Half Full

West Lambton Community Health Centre holding a virtual “Glass Half Full” event to learn strategies for living a life of optimism. 1:30 p.m. To register, call 519-344-3017 ext. 235 or email ktieman@nlchc.com to receive Zoom link

 

THURSDAY, NOV. 19

 

Feeding Children

Registered Dietitian Lynne Brown will discuss ‘Feeding Your Little Ones’ at the West and North Lambton Community Health Centre’s virtual People in Our Neighbourhood series. 1:30 p.m. To register, email svanderbent@nlchildcare.ca

 

Me, My Mask & I

A virtual session for those with questions, frustrations and/or personal challenges surrounding the need to wear a face mask. 10 a.m. To register, call 519-786-4545 ext. 235 or email ktieman@nlchc.com

 

Low Impact Exercise

Exercise classes offered Thursdays at Mooretown Sports Complex, 1166 Emily St. Call 519-344-3017 for times. All fitness levels and abilities welcome. Register at first class or online at www.nlchc.com/services/wellness-programs

 

FRIDAY, NOV. 20

 

Take-Out Dinner

United Way hosting a take-out dinner of frozen Lasagna or Shepherd’s Pie. Family Lasagna $55 (2 for $100). Small Lasagna $20 (2 for $35). Family Shepherd’s Pie $45 (2 for $80) or Small $15 (2 for $25). Pick up at Dante Club, 1330 London Rd., 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. To order, contact 519-336-5452, ext. 8 or rebecca@theunitedway.on.ca

 

MONDAY, NOV. 23

 

Philosophy Talks

Ken Bryson will discuss human suffering at the Strangway Centre, 260 East St. N., 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. $10 for Centre members, $12 for non-members. Must register in advance by calling 519-332-0656.

 

TUESDAY, NOV. 24

 

Fruit Cake Sale

Kiwanis Club selling Claxton Fruit Cakes Tuesday to Thursday at the Lambton Mall, and again on Dec. 1-3, while supplies last. 12 a.m. to 4 p.m. All proceeds to Kiwanis Golden K projects for children. For more, email Sheila Donald at s.donald@cogeco.ca

 

Curbside Dinner

Last day to order a Rotary Club Homestyle Chicken Curbside Dinner. Pick up on Nov. 27 at Sarnia Golf & Curling Club, 500 Errol Rd. W., 11:30 a.m. through 7 p.m. One dinner $44, two for $60. Includes $25 charitable tax receipt. Wine available for additional charge. To order, visit rotarysarniaBWL.org. For more, call 226-349-3524

 

Name That Tune

A game of “Name That Tune” at the Strangway Centre, with Steve Lane playing familiar songs on the piano. 260 East St. N., 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. $6 for non-members. Must register in advance by calling 519-332-0656

 

THURSDAY, NOV. 26

 

Rayjon AGM

Annual general meeting of Rayjon Share Care of Sarnia, Inc. to be held only at 6:30 p.m.​ via Zoom. Visit www.rayjon.org to access the AGM package and instructions on how to join the virtual meeting

 

Gallery Show

Gallery in the Grove’s presents “Gifts of the Season,” local, handmade jewelry, ornaments, woodworking, resin art, and more. 2618 Hamilton Park Rd., Thursdays 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Runs till Dec. 12. For more, visit www.galleryinthegrove.com or the Gallery’s Facebook page, or call 519-869-4643

 

Blood Pressure

A virtual event to discuss hypertension and how to manage through lifestyle modifications, including a healthy diet and physical activity. 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. To register, call 519-786-4545 ext. 235 or email ktieman@nlchc.com

 

MONDAY, NOV. 30

 

Grief Seminar

A free, in-person “Surviving the Holidays” seminar to help those grieving a loved one’s death prepare for the holidays. Temple Baptist Church, 1410 Quinn Drive, 6:30 pm to 8:45 pm. For more, call 519-542-1427

 

Caregivers Support

St. Joseph’s Hospice hosting a free “Caregiving Through the Holidays” psychoeducational support group for caregiving of a loved one with a life-limiting illness. 1 p.m. To register, contact 519-337-0537 ext. 126 or ladams@sjhospice.ca

 

Philosophy Talks

Ken Bryson will discuss human suffering at the Strangway Centre, 260 East St. N., 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. $10 for Centre members, $12 for non-members. Must register in advance by calling 519-332-0656

 

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 2

 

Grief Support

St. Joseph’s Hospice hosting a free, virtual “Coping Through the Holidays” information session for those grieving the death of a loved one. 7 p.m. To register, contact 519-337-0537 ext. 123 or supportiveservices@sjhospice.ca

 

THURSDAY, DEC. 3

 

Facts and Chat

Strangway Centre holding a free “Facts and Chat” event on preventing falls. In conjunction with the Rapid’s Family Health Team. 260 East St. N., 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Must register in advance by calling 519-332-0656