What’s happening: week of Nov. 21

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, Nov. 21

 

PastaFest

Heaven’s Wildlife Rescue holding a PastaFest to support its winter patients. Dante Club, 1330 London Rd., 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. $15 per tickets, kids under 3 free. Gluten-free and vegetarian options available. For tickets, visit Marcotte Disposal, 519-339-9988 or visit the Facebook event

 

Operation Christmas Tree

Corunna’s Operation Christmas Tree hosts a Poor Boy Kick-Off Lunch at Corunna Legion, 350 Albert St., 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more, visit www.operationchristmastree.ca

 

Friday, Nov. 22

 

Concert

Country/rock duo Brothers Wilde perform at the Lawrence House, 127 Christina St. S., 7 p.m. Tickets. $10, available at the Lawrence House or www.lawrencehouse.ca/house-concerts. For more, call 519-337-0507

 

Live Music

Ben Ainsworth plays at The Bay Waterfront Grill’s Live Music Fridays. 485 Harbour Rd., 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. No cover/ticket. For more, call 519-337-8466

 

 

Santa Shoppe

Children can shop for Christmas and decorate cookies at the Pathways Health Centre Santa Shoppe. Snacks for grown ups at Santa’s Café. 1240 Murphy Rd., Nov. 22 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Nov. 23 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nov. 24 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sarnia Sting Night Nov. 26, 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more, call 519-542-3471

 

Saturday, Nov. 23

 

Celebration of Lights

Opening ceremonies for the 35th annual Celebration of Lights in Centennial Park, featuring fireworks, superheroes, face painting, Santa Claus and live music. Starts 4 p.m., fireworks at 6:45 p.m. Light on nightly until Jan. 1. For more, visit at www.celebrationoflights.com

 

Christmas Bazaar

Perogies and cabbage rolls, ready-to-serve trays of homemade Christmas Baking, and more at St. George’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, 1045 Rosedale Ave, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tea/coffee and individual baked goods available for purchase in Christmas Café. For more, call 519-542-9903

 

Bazaar

Annual Talk of the Town Bazaar featuring turkey pies, baking, knitting, hand-sewn items, jewellery, attic treasures, preserves, books and Café Corner. St. Bartholomew’s Church, 718 Cathcart Blvd., 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. For more, call 519-383-6933

 

Crafternoon Tea

At Our Lady of Mercy Church Hall, featuring woodworking, sewing, knitting, baking, Christmas crafts, spring rolls and door prizes. Lunch available for $7. Proceeds to Catholic Missions. Free admission, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 390 Christina St. N. For more, call 519-332-5382

 

Bake Sale

Featuring baking, deli, turkey and meat pies, butter tarts and soup. Paterson Memorial Church, 120 Russell St. S., 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. For more, call 519-344-6422

 

Christmas Bazaar

Wellings of Corunna holding a Christmas Bazaar with over 20 vendors, light refreshments, live piano music, and a kids corner. Bring children to meet Santa and enter for door prizes. 180 Bunker Ave., Corunna, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more, call 226-778-0539 or visit www.wellingsofcorunna.com

 

Winter Fun Day

Noelle’s Gift ‘Winter Fun Day’ features craft tables, movies with popcorn, hot chocolate, juice, pizza, horse & wagon rides, and pictures with Santa at St. Matthew’s School, 720 Elm Ave., 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. For more, contact Sue at 519-331-5681 for more info

 

Christmas Bazaar

Featuring frozen turkey pies, apple pies and crisps, tourtieres, knitting, jewelry, books, attic treasures, Christmas gift baskets and outdoor evergreen planters. Sacred Heart Church, 1465 Lecaron Ave., 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., For more, call 519-332-0635

 

Hiking

The Lambton Outdoor Club is hiking at Wawanosh Wetlands. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

Monday, Nov. 25

 

Stress Management

Join Registered Social Worker Brenda Teasell for stress management facts & chat at the Strangway Centre, 260 East St. N., 9:30 a.m. To register, call 519-332-0656

 

Facts and Chat

Brenda Teasell of Rapids Family Health Team will discuss how to identify stressors and manage stress at Strangway Centre’s Facts and Chat. 260 East St. N., 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Free. Pre-register by calling 519-332-0656

 

Lambton Wildlife

Farmer Dave Ferguson will discuss woodlot management and renaturalization projects at the family’s 180-acre Carolinian forest in Lambton County. 660 Oakdale Ave., 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 26. For more, visit lambtonwildlife.com

 

Fruit Cake Sales

Kiwania Claxton Fruit Cake sales at Lambton Mall, 1380 London Rd., 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 26 to Dec 20. All proceeds to local youth projects. For more, contact Sheila at s.donald@cogeco.ca or 519-332-0073

 

Hiking

The Lambton Outdoor Club is doing an easy hiking event on the trails on Wellington near the Research Park. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

Wednesday, Nov. 27

 

Opiod Crisis

St. Giles Church hosting a free information session with Sarnia Police Chief Norm Hansen to discuss the opiod crisis, its impact on youth, and what can be done about it. 7 p.m. 770 Lakeshore Rd. Space limited, to reserve a seat, call 519-542-2253, or visit www.stgilespresbyterian@cogeco.net

 

Parkinson’s Support

Erin Robinson will discuss “Eating Well with Parkinson’s,” for people living with Parkinson’s and their care partners. Community Room (lower level) at Clearwater Arena, 1400 Wellington St., 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more, call 519-337-5330

 

Ransomeware

Information security expert Hans Study will discuss how to prepare for and react to ransomware at a meeting of the Sarnia Tech Community. 100 Christina St. N., at 7 p.m. Become a member at www.sarniatech.ca or for more, contact Jeff at marketing@sarniatech.ca

 

 

Thursday, Nov. 28

 

Turkey Bingo

Christmas Turkey Bingo at the Corunna Legion, 350 Albert St., open 6 p.m., play 7 p.m. 25 regular games, 4 cards for $20, special game $2/strip. Food available. Accessible building. All welcome. For more, call 519-862-1240

 

Catch the Ace

On Thursday nights until the Ace is caught or until May 23, 2020. Corunna Legion, 350 Albert St., 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Draw tickets $2 each. Dinner $5. Accessible building. All welcome. For more, call 519-862-1240

 

Friday, Nov. 29

 

Live Music

Nic Swales plays at The Bay Waterfront Grill’s Live Music Fridays. 485 Harbour Rd., 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. No cover/ticket. For more, call 519-337-8466

 

Facts and Chat

Learn about Lambton County Connects, a new telephone-based program offered by the county, and how it can help you stay active and social from home at Strangway Centre’s Facts and Chat. 260 East St. N., 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Free. Pre-register by calling 519-332-0656

 

Friday, Nov. 29

 

Santa Shoppe

Children can shop for Christmas and decorate cookies at the Pathways Health Centre Santa Shoppe. Snacks for grown ups at Santa’s Café. 1240 Murphy Rd., Nov. 29 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., Nov. 30 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Dec. 1 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more, call 519-542-3471

 

Saturday, Nov. 30

 

Jingle Bells Bazaar

At St. Paul’s United Church, featuring deli, baked goods, books, lunch café and more. Vendor tables available. 360 Devine St., 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more, contact Kim at 519-332-1676

 

Breakfast with Santa

At Corunna United Church, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. All children accompanied by an adult invited. 198 Hill St., Adults $5, children $2. Photos available for $1. Advance tickets required by calling Sharon at 519-862-1957

 

Food & Bake Sale

The St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church hosts its annual Christmas Food and Bake Sale with favourite Greek goodies including moussaka and baklava. 1299 Murphy Rd., 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. All welcome. For more, call Mersina at 519-869-6137

 

Visit Santa

Marcotte celebrating 20th anniversary with a Visit Santa event. Children can bring in Santa letters, and 20 will be chosen for wish fulfillment. Letters should include contact info. Hot chocloate and cider. Also a photo event, with proceeds to Heaven’s Wildlife Rescue. 1400 Plank Rd., 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.. For more, call 519-339-9988

 

Record Show

Dealers from across the region to have 10,000 vinyl record albums for sale at the Royal Canadian Legion Hall, 286 Front S. N., $2 admission fee goes to Legion. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more, call Paul at 519-878-8396

 

Open Jam

All welcome to join in or just listen to an afternoon of musical entertainment at the Corunna Legion, 350 Albert St., vocal warmup 3 p.m., meat draw 4 p.m. Food available. Accessible building. For more, call 519-862-1240

 

Christmas Bazaar

Canon Davis Memorial Ladies Guild’s Christmas Bazaar featuring tea room, bake table, deli and meat pies. Admission $2, includes draw ticket for chance to win a vintage quilt or Christmas floral arrangement. 380 Russell St. N., 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. For more, call 519-344-9531

 

Sunday, Dec. 1

 

Concert

Tessa Catton, Dan Sonier and friends perform a varied music program at the Lawrence House, 127 Christina St. S., 3 p.m. Tickets, $10, available at the Lawrence House or www.lawrencehouse.ca/house-concerts. For more, call 519-337-0507

 

Christmas Concert

The Sarnia Bluewater Chordsmen hosting a Christmas Benefit Concert featuring The Bass Crooner, Great Lakes Secondary School Choir, The Lambton Fiddlers and the Bluewater Chordsmen. All Saints Anglican Church, 248 Vidal St. N., 2 p.m. Freewill donation at door, all proceeds to the Sarnia/Lambton Parkinson’s Support Group. For more, call David at 226-403-3060

 

Celtic Christmas

An evening of songs and carols featuring the Celtic Trio Failte and Point Edward Presbyterian Choir at Point Edward Presbyterian Church, 306 Michigan Ave., 7 p.m. Refreshments following. For more, call 519-384 1510

 

Christmas Carols

Music and Carols of Christmas featuring the Georgian Singers at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 261 Christina St. N., 7 p.m. For more, contact 519-332-2662 or sapc.sarnia@bellnet.ca, or visit www.pccweb.ca/standrews-sarnia

 

Monday, Dec. 2

 

Chair Yoga

Free yoga program suitable for most abilities offered by Twin Bridges NPLC. 153 Christina St. S. (use Front St. entrance), 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. or 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Mondays until Dec. 16. Also on Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. until Dec. 18. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Gentle Yoga

Introductory-level, free yoga program for adults, suitable for most abilities. Gentle and restorative, most poses in seated or reclined position. Bring your own mat. Twin Bridges NPLC, 153 Christina St. S. (use Front St. entrance), 12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays until Dec. 16. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Coping with Holidays

A two-part series to explore and healthfully plan for stress management, relational conflict, emotional eating and grief during the holiday season. Twin Bridges NPLC, 153 Christina St. S., 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Also on Dec. 9. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Meditation

Increase self-esteem, improve concentration, lower blood pressure, reduce stress and achieve emotional balance with West Lambton Community Health Centre’s meditation program. 429 Exmouth St., Mondays 10 a.m. and Tuesdays 6:30 p.m. No registration required. No classes between Dec. 23 and Jan 3. For more, contact 519-344-3017, ext. 259

 

Facts and Chat

Chelsey Schnegelsberg of Rapids Family Health Team will discuss Canada’s new food guide and food facts vs. myths at Strangway Centre’s Facts and Chat. 260 East St. N., 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Free. Pre-register by calling 519-332-0656