What’s happening: week of Nov. 26

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. 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

 

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

 

Give-A-Book

Residents can make a child smile by donating children’s books to Literacy Lambton’s Give-A-Book Christmas Campaign, supporting more than 20 social service agencies. Until Dec. 1. For more, call 519-332-4876 or visit www.readsarnia.org

 

Clay Art Kits

JNAAG and potter Chris Snedden offer a virtual demonstration on how to sculpt with clay coils. A limited number of free Make Art Kits are available, which include self-drying clay and sculpting tools. Instructional videos emailed after registration. To register, visit www.jnaag.ca

 

Rebound Draw

Sarnia-Lambton Rebound giving away a prize daily from Dec. 1 to 12. Prizes include horse-drawn carriage, $500 gift cards, a spa day, catered meal at home, and more. Tickets $5, 3 for $10 or 10 for $25. For tickets, rules and prize list, visit www.reboundonline.com

 

Open Mic

Open Mic with Jim Chevalier every Thursday. Refined Fool, 1326 London Rd., 8:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. BYO instrument. Sanitization procedures in effect. For more, call 519-704-1665

 

FRIDAY, NOV. 27

 

Secret Santa

Final day to shop at Pathways Health Centre for Children’s Secret Santa Shoppe. Make gift requests at www.pathwayscentre.org and pick up Dec. 11, 1240 Murphy Rd., 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. COVID-19 safety measures in place. Hot chocolate and cookies provided at pick-up event. For more, call 519-542-3471

 

SATURDAY, NOV. 28

 

Open Mic

Open Mic with Tyler Rawcliffe every Saturday. Refined Fool, 137 Davis St., 8:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. BYO instrument. Sanitization procedures in effect. For more, call 519-704-1335

 

SUNDAY, NOV. 29

 

Christmas Toy Drive

London Road West United Church’s Sunday school class collecting new, unwrapped toys for children ages 5-12, for donation to local organizations. Drive-thru, contactless drop off. Place gifts in trunk of your vehicle for collection. 2092 London Line, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. For more, call 519-312-9438

 

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

 

Mini-Bazaar

At the Point Edward Ex Servicemen’s Club, 503 Michigan Ave.,10 a.m., featuring baked goods, turkey and beef pies, shepherd’s pies, soup and more. Pandemic rules apply. For more info, call 519-337-9822

 

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

 

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

 

Roast Beef Dinner

Takeout meal including roast beef, vegetables, dinner roll, dessert. Trinity Anglican Church, 1194 Murphy Rd., pick up 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. $20. In support of resettling a refugee family from Iraq. Order online at www.trinitysarnia.org. For more, call 519-312-3030

 

FRIDAY, DEC. 4

 

Lawrence House

Local artists offer new selection of paintings, jewelry, pottery, knitting, cards, workworking and seasonal ornaments in the gift shop and gallery. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday to Sunday. Visit online store at https://shop.lawrencehouse.ca/. Curbside pick-up available. 127 Christina St. S., Call 519-337-0507

 

Nativity Walk

8th annual Nativity Walk at First Christian Reformed Church, 1105 Exmouth St. Dec. 4 from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m., Dec. 5 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., and Dec. 6th from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. No charge. Following COVID-19 protocols. For more, visit www.sarniafirstcrc.com

 

SATURDAY, DEC. 5

 

Studio Art Show

Local artist J. Allison Robichaud holding a two-day open studio art show featuring oils, landscapes, floral and still life works. Saturday and Sunday. 705 Michigan Ave., 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Cash or cheque payment. For more, call 519-344-9071

 

Ham Dinner

Point Edward Ex Servicemen’s Club offering a ham and scalloped potato dinner with the works, take-out only, 503 Michigan Ave., 5 p.m. Tickets, $10, available by calling 519-337-9822

 

MONDAY, DEC. 7

 

Philosophy Talks

Ken Bryson will discuss freedom and God 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, DEC. 8

 

Genealogy

Lesley Anderson speaks about Pre-Confederation and Military Records at a Lambton County Genealogical Society webinar. 7 p.m. To register, visit www.lambton.ogs.on.ca or email lambton@ogs.on.ca

 

Fruit Cake Sale

Kiwanis Club selling Claxton Fruit Cakes Tuesday to Thursday at the Lambton Mall, and again on Dec. 15-18, 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

 

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. $5 for Centre members, $6 for non-members. Must register in advance by calling 519-332-0656

Trivia

Trivia at Refined Fool, 137 Davis St., 7 p.m. Free. No more than 4 people per team. Must pre-register by emailing billiejo@refinedfool.com

 

THURSDAY, DEC. 10

 

Family Holiday Event

St. Joseph’s Hospice hosting a free, virtual “Family Holiday Event” for families with children grieving the death of a loved one. 6:30 p.m. To register, contact 519-337-0537 ext. 123 or supportiveservices@sjhospice.ca

Facts and Chat

Strangway Centre holding a free “Facts and Chat” event on planning a later life move. 260 East St. N., 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Must register in advance by calling 519-332-0656

 

THURSDAY, DEC. 10

 

Holiday Stress

Learn tips and strategies to navigate stress during the holidays. Virtual event. 1:30 p.m. To register, call 519-344-3017 ext. 237 or email adinell@nlchc.com

 

Open Mic

Open Mic with Jim Chevalier every Thursday. Refined Fool, 1326 London Rd., 8:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. BYO instrument. Sanitization procedures in effect. For more, call 519-704-1335

 

FRIDAY, DEC. 11

 

Lawrence House

Local artists offer new selection of paintings, jewelry, pottery, knitting, cards, workworking and seasonal ornaments in the gift shop and gallery. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday to Sunday. Visit online store at https://shop.lawrencehouse.ca/. Curbside pick-up available. 127 Christina St. S., Call 519-337-0507

 

SATURDAY, DEC. 12

 

Open Mic

Open Mic with Tyler Rawcliffe every Saturday. Refined Fool, 137 Davis St., 8:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. BYO instrument. Sanitization procedures in effect. For more, call 519-704-1335

 

Ladies Night

Ladies Night at Refined Fool with a Rodney James Medwid double feature. In support of Krista Clark. 1326 London Rd., 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. For more, call 519-704-1665