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What’s Happening: Week of Nov. 19

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Wednesday, Nov. 18   

Meal Planning

“Cooking for 1-2 People” at the West Lambton Community Health Centre offers meal planning and nutrition tips. 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Call 519-344-3017 ext. 259 to register.

Quit Smoking

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free workshop to help individuals quit smoking with free nicotine replacement therapy 1150 Pontiac Dr., at 9:00 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

Living With Diabetes

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free workshop that provides a general overview on living well with diabetes, 1150 Pontiac Dr., at 1:30 p.m.  Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

Ham Dinner

Canon Davis Memorial Church hosting a ham and scalloped potato dinner with dessert and coffee, 380 Russell St, N., 5 p.m. Tickets $15 adults, $7 children. Call 519-344-9531 for reservations.

Second City-trained Melissa Hoadley leads a workshop on improvisational speaking at a meeting of Toastmasters, Residence on the St. Clair, 170 Front St. S., noon to 1 p.m. For more, visit hospitable.toastmastersclubs.org

Seed Exchange

A seed and bulb exchange offered at the annual general meeting of the Sarnia Horticultural Society at the Green Room of DeGroot’s Nurseries, 1840 London Line, at 7 p.m. For more, call Barb at 519-332-5837

Christmas Planter

Maureen from DeGroots will offer some ideas on making Christmas planters at the Point Edward Library, 220 Michigan Ave., 10 a.m. top 11 a.m. For more, call 519-336-3291

Live Theatre

The Lambton Law Association and BDO present a four-day run of The Curious Savage, a comedy by John Patrick at SCITS Auditorium, 275 Wellington St. All proceeds to local charities. Performances Wednesday to Saturday the 21st, 7:30 p.m. Tickets, $20 advance at Imperial Theatre, or at the door. For more, call Maureen at 519-336-8770

Thursday, Nov. 19

Victim Services

Victims Services of Sarnia-Lambton celebrates 25 years of helping people in time of need with a fundraising buffet dinner at the Best Western Guildwood Inn, 1400 Venetian Blvd., 6 p.m. Entertainment by Mat Gauthier. Tickets, $70, available by calling 519-344-5238

Holly Berry Bazaar

At Laurel Lea St Matthews Presbyterian Church, featuring baking, deli, pre-read books, attic treasures, and jewelry. Tickets, $2, include beverage and goodie. 837 Exmouth St., 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. For more, call Jean at 519-337-3529

Safe Communities

All welcome to attend the annual general meeting of Safe Communities Sarnia-Lambton, at the Industrial Educational Co-operative, 1489 London Rd., from 12 noon to 1 p.m. For more, call Mark at 519 336-4101, ext. 224

Friday, Nov. 20

Celebration of Lights

Opening ceremonies for this year’s light show in Centennial Park begins at 6:3O p.m. and features food, music, the flipping of the switch at 8 p.m. and fireworks at 8:15. Free, at the foot of London Road.

Nativity Scene

Bethel Pentecostal Church presents “The Living Nativity” during the grand opening of the Celebration of Lights in Centennial Park, south parking lot. Twenty minutes, beginning at 6:30 p.m. For more, call 519-542-7731

SAW Show & Sale

Three-day Sarnia Artists’ Workshop show with 55 painters, potters, sculptors, jewellers and photographers exhibiting works at the Lambton College Event Centre, 1485 London Rd., Friday, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free admission. For more, visit www.sarniaartistsworkshop.com

Kids Cooking Program

A free cooking program for children 5-12 at Twin Bridges NPLC Clinic, 109 Crawford St., 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com or call 226-776-9030

Saturday, Nov. 21

Christmas Bazaar

At St. Paul’s United Church, featuring baking, gifts, deli and lunch. Free wrapping for children under eight. 360 Devine St., 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Santa visits 11 a.m. to noon. For more, call 519-337-6312

Most Likely to Succeed

Justice Film Festival presents Greg Whiteley documentary examining why the education system produces so many college grads who can’t find work. Sarnia Library Theatre, 7 p.m. Admission free, donations gladly accepted. Discussion to follow. For more, call Thea at 519-542-5009

Hiking

Join the Lambton Outdoors Club for a medium-level, five-hour hike in the Bickford Woods/ Moore Habitat Management Area. Meet 8:30 a.m. at Bickford Woods west parking lot. For more, call Bruce at 519-862-1234

Bake Sale

Hosted the Legion Ladies Auxiliary, Branch 62, and featuring individual and nine-inch turkey, chicken pies and fruit pies, loaves and butter tarts. 286 Front St. N., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more, call Sharon at 519- 862-2272

Christmas Home Tour

Two-day IODE home tour features five Sarnia homes decorated for the holidays plus a hospitality centre, Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets, $15, available at many retailers or at All Saints Church, 248 Vidal St. N. on tour days. For more, call 519-899-4318 or 519-882-2639

Bake And Deli Sale

At Central United Church, featuring pastries, shortbread, turkey pies, soups and cabbage rolls, along with a Coffee Café. 220 George St., 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon. For more, call Nancy at 519-869-2017

Christmas Bazaar

At Paterson Memorial Church, 120 S. Russell St., featuring frozen meat and apple pies, attic treasures, deli and bake table and handmade items. Coffee and muffins available. 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon. For more, call Sharron at 519-336-3424

Noodles & Doodles

A pasta dinner and auction of donated art at Grace United Church with proceeds to church capital campaign. 990 Cathcart Blvd., 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets, $15 adults, $8 children three to 12. For more, call 519-542-1203

Youth Ballet

The St. Clair Youth Ballet and LCCVI combine to present excerpts from the Nutcracker Ballet and Jazz Band Combo.  Sarnia Library Auditorium, 124 Christina St. S., 1 p.m. Tickets $5 at the door. For more, call Jo-Ann at 519-869-2967 or [email protected]

Christmas Bazaar

Two-day bazaar at Sacred Heart Church featuring baking, preserves, attic treasures, gift baskets and outdoor Christmas pots. 1465 Lecaron Ave. Friday, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and after 5:30 p.m. mass, Saturday after 11 a.m. mass. For more, call 519-344-2992

Candy Cane Bazaar

At St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Corunna, featuring crafts, meat pies, frozen entrees, homemade quilts and more. 437 Colborne St., 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more, call 519-862-3641

Pub Night

Licensed event at Our Lady of Mercy Hall featuring beer, wine, pizza and The Kitchen Party Band, 390 Christina St. N. Tickets, $5, available at the door and St. Benedict’s Parish Office, 1011 Oak St. Doors open 6:30 p.m., band at 7 p.m. For more, call 519-336-2653, ext. 13

Christmas Bake Sale

At St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church featuring Greek food. Lunch available. 1299 Murphy Rd., 9 a.m. – 2p.m. For more, call 519-542-1142

Christmas Craft Show

A non-profit Christmas craft and vendor show hosted by Eclipse Catering Bar and Grill at Unifor Building, 900 Devine St., Free, food donations accepted for Inn of the Good Shepherd, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more, call 519-491-8181

Christmas Crafts

A Christmas craft morning for children up to age 13 at 1594 Third St., Courtright from 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Donations of socks, gloves or hats appreciated, volunteers welcome. Call Mary Lou at 519-862-3950 for more

Sunday, Nov. 22

Teen Challenge Choir

At Living Hope Christian Reformed Church, the Teen Challenge Choir to share inspiring songs and stories of freedom from addiction. 1281 Exmouth St., 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. For more, call 519-383-0620

Online Auction

The Rotary Club of Sarnia’s 32nd annual TV Auction, with hundreds of items and potential gifts up for grabs. On TVCogeco from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more, call Michael at 519-337-3705

50s Christmas Concert

Frankie and the Fairlanes perform an afternoon concert featuring the songs of Elvis, Darlene Love, Otis Redding, etc. Camlachie United Church, 6784 Camlachie Rd., 2 p.m. Adults $20, children under 12 $10, under five free. For more, call 519-899-4720 or 519-869-4103

International Food Bazaar

Sarnia Muslim Association and local Unitarian Fellowship hosting a food bazaar and gift sale featuring items from around the world. Proceeds to help sponsor Syrian refugees. The Mosque, 1609 London Rd., 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. For more, call Aruba at 519-384-1620

Monday, Nov. 23

Online Auction

The Sarnia Journal “What to Get” online auction featuring hundreds of $50 gift certificates and jewelry. Starts at 8 p.m. and continues to Nov. 25 at 8 p.m. Go to www.greatwestteam.com or call 519-491-5532.

Tuesday, Nov. 24

Operation Christmas Tree

Donation collection begins for the 34th annual hamper drive helping less fortunate families. Non-perishable food items, cash or new toys can be dropped off at the Emergency Services Building 392 Lyndoch St., weekdays 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more, call Lorne Powell at 519-862-1978.

Healthy Weights

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free, five week course on achieving a healthy weight through lifestyle choices, 1150 Pontiac Dr., Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

Wednesday, Nov. 25

Foodgrains Bank

Teacher Colleen Witt will share her first-hand experience with projects undertaken by the Canadian Foodgrains Bank in Ethiopia. Central United Church, 990 Cathcart Blvd., 6 p.m. Free, but donations to CFGB appreciated. For more, call 519-542-1203

Friday, Nov. 27

Christmas Show

Sarnia Sail Training holding a two-day Christmas show and sale featuring more than 25 booths of gift items, raffle table and homemade baked goods. Free admission, Sarnia Yacht Club, 1220 Fort St., Friday 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more, call Janet at 519-337-8201, ext. 2202

Quit Smoking

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free workshop to individuals quit smoking with free nicotine replacement therapy 1150 Pontiac Dr., at 10:00 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

Quarter Auction

A quarter auction at Huron Oaks Golf Club in support of Huron House Boys Home. Ticket, $5, includes bidding paddle and snacks. Second paddle $2. Cash bar and pizza available. 2587 Lakeshore Rd., doors open 6 p.m. auction at 7 p.m. For more, call Sharon at 519-869-4000

Saturday, Nov. 28

Corunna Santa Parade

Parade starts 7 p.m. at No Frills in Corunna, proceeds north on Lyndock Street and right onto Beckwith, Followed by refreshments and visit with Santa at the Clock Tower on Lyndock. For more, or to sponsor, visit www.corunnasantaclausparade.com or call Nadine at 226-932-6365

Winter Bazaar

Heaven’s Wildlife Rescue hosting a fundraising bazaar and bake sale featuring 40 vendors, crafts, homemade items and a hot dog and chili bar. Central United Church, 220 George St., 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more, call 519-466-6636 or visit www.heavenswildliferescue.org

Christmas Bazaar

At St. Paul’s Anglican Church, featuring craft vendors, face painting and bake table. Also collecting hats, scarves, mittens for charity. Free admission, coffee. 210 Michigan Ave, Point Edward. For more, call 519-337-2811

Hiking

Join the Lambton Outdoors Club for an easy, 14-kilometre hike on the St. Clair River Trail from Port Lambton to Sombra. Meet 9 a.m. at the Port Lambton Community Hall on Stoddard Street. For more, call Ted at 519-330-7895

Fish Fry

At the Point Edward Service Club, 503 Michigan Ave., 5 p.m. Tickets $17. For more, call 519-337-9822

Craft and Bake Sale

Ladies Guild at Trinity Anglican Church holding an antique craft and bake sale. Lunch counter available, 1194 Murphy Rd., 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more, call 519-542-9261

Christmas in the Village

All-ages drop in at the Point Edward Library featuring snacks, refreshments, children’s crafts and tablet tutorials. 220 Michigan Ave., 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more, call 519-336-3291

Bake Sale & Bazaar

Afton Park Place hosting a Christmas bake sale and bazaar at 1200 Afton Dr., 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. There will be vendors, handicrafts, baked goods, raffle prizes and lunch. For more, call 519-336-2362

Fundraising Dinner

In support of Celebration of Lights, a turkey dinner at the Dante Club with stand-up comedian Jason Cooper and music by Dawg House. 1330 London Rd., 5 p.m. cocktails, dinner at 6 p.m. Tickets, $55, at My Secret Garden or call 519-542-3301.

Sunday, Nov. 29

Gospel Music

St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Corunna presents The Torchman Quartet, a southern gospel group from Canada, at 437 Colborne St., 7 p.m. Tickets $15 advance, $20 at the door, children 12 and under free, available by calling the office 519-862-3641 from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Roast Beef Dinner

Dinner at St. Bartholomew’s Church, 718 Cathcart Blvd., 5 p.m. Tickets $15, children under 12 free, available at door or by calling 519-383-6933

Monday, Nov. 30

Plight of Pollinators

University of Guelph professor Gard W. Otis, will discuss how pollinators likes bees and butterflies have been impacted by changing farming practices at a meeting of Lambton Wildlife. Free, open to all. 7:30 p.m., YMCA Careers and Learning Centre, 660 Oakdale Ave. For more visit www.lambtonwildlife.com

Christmas Movie

All-ages drop-in screening of the movie The Santa Clause at the Sarnia Library, 124 Christina St. S., 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more, call 519-337-3291

Tuesday, Dec. 1

Women Network AGM

All invited to the Réseau-femmes du sud-ouest de l’Ontario’s annual general meeting, 6 p.m. at the Jolliet Francophone Cultural Centre, 901 Rapids Parkway. Snacks and refreshments provided. Proceedings will be in French. For more 888-946-3029

Wednesday, Dec. 2

Bridge Luncheon

Annual bridge luncheon at Dunlop United Church, 575 Rosedale Ave, at 12:30 p.m. Tickets $8.50, all proceeds to Dunlop’s Kitchen Contingency Fund. For more, call Gail at 519-542-2720

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