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WHAT’S HAPPENING: Week of Nov. 28

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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 [email protected]

MONDAY, NOV. 28

Drop-In & Chat – Zoom Webinar
The Lambton Branch, Ontario Ancestors has a Zoom Webinar from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Researching your Lambton Ancestors? Join the conversation! For a link to the meeting email [email protected]

TUESDAY, NOV. 29

Balance & Falls Prevention Mini-Fair
Occupational Therapists from Rapids Family Health Team and the West Lambton Community Health Centre will be offering a balance mini-fair from 9 a.m. to noon at 460 Christina St. N. (back entrance). Drop-in, no registration required, free refreshments and door prize draws. Come test your balance and learn new tips to avoid slips, trips and falls.

Kiwanis Meeting – Focus on St. Clair Child and Youth Services
The public is invited to attend a meeting with the Kiwanis Club of Sarnia-Lambton Golden K. Virginia Allen will describe how SCCYS provides mental health services to children and youth and their families and how the staff are managing and adapting to increased demands. “Hybrid” meetings (in person or by Zoom) take place at 9:30 a.m. at the Lochiel Kiwanis Community Centre, 180 College Ave. N. The Zoom meeting link will open at 9 a.m. If interested, please contact Dennis at 519-466-2687.

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 30

Virtual Chair Groovin’
West Lambton Health Centre hosts its virtual Chair Groovin’ Class from Nov. 30 to Dec. 14th at 1 p.m to 2 p.m. through Zoom. Chair groovin’ is a virtual seated chair exercise program designed to get you movin’ and grooving’ to the beat! To register call 519-344-3017 ext. 259.

Facts & Chat
The Strangway Community Centre hosts ‘Facts & Chat’ on “Investing for Income” from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Cost is free; pre-registration is required. Contact Mike Neely at 519-332-0656. Facts & Chats are offered in partnership with various community agencies to provide free informational presentations on a wide variety of topics. They run Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Strangway Community Centre.

THURSDAY, DEC. 1

Aquafit
Twin Bridges Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic hosts a mixed level group exercise in the pool to increase cardiorespiratory fitness, muscular strength and stability. Thursdays 10 a.m.-11 a.m., Dec 1-22 (4 weeks). (15 participants) Please register at www.tbnplc.com.

FRIDAY, DEC. 2

Coffee Time
West Lambton Health Centre hosts Coffee Time Fridays from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Cardiac Rehab Site- 460 Christina St N. Parking at the back of the building, off of Maxwell. Join us for coffee and conversation, free of charge, everyone welcome!

Nativity Walk
Join First Christian Reformed Church for the tenth Nativity Walk from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., or on Dec. 3 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We are showing over three hundred different sets from across the world at First Christian Reformed Church in Sarnia, at the corner of Murphy and Exmouth Street. We will serve hot apple cider and all of this is for free. Music will accompany your walk. Call 519-336-8808 for more information.

Members Show
The Lawrence House will host another members’ show, “Handmade for the Holidays,” opening on First Friday. Colourful, creative and delightful surprises abound! Runs until the end of the month. Visit the Gift Shop containing all original, locally hand crafted items created by area artists and artisans. You may also peruse the items at https://shop.lawrencehouse.ca and place your order on-line. Call 519-337-0507 for more info.

Poetry Reading
The Lawrence House is welcoming Rhonda Melanson, a local poet and teacher, reading from her second poetry chapbook, “My Name is Mary.” Singer-songwriter Missy Burgess will accompany her the welcoming and Turret Room. Books and CDs will be available for purchase. While at the House, visit the Gift Shop which is brimming with unique items for the holiday season, all created by talented local artists and artisans.

SATURDAY, DEC. 3

Club Bazaar
St. Bartholomew’s Anglican Church hosts its Annual Club Bazaar on from 9:00 a.m. till 11:00 a.m. at 718 Cathcart Blvd. There will be baked goods, crafts, books, & toys.

Gallery in the Grove
Gallery in the Grove’s annual Gifts of the Season continues until Dec. 17. This is a curated event showcasing 16 local artists with a wide range of beautifully handmade pieces. Gallery hours are Tues. & Wed. 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Thurs. 2 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Fri. & Sat. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more info visit www.galleryinthegrove.com or call 519-869-4643.

Christmas Dinner Dance
The Sarnia Ballroom Dancing Club is pleased to present its Annual Christmas Dinner Dance at the Sarnia Polish Hall. This event starts with Cocktails at 6:00 p.m., Dinner at 7:00 p.m., followed by Dancing. Formal Attire for this event. All are welcome! Tickets are $50 per person for SBDC Members, or $60 per person for non-members. Please reserve your tickets before November 25, 2022! Contact George Vero 519-542-7438; Alec Ip 519-542-8331 or Rick Huras
519-542-7908 to buy tickets. Or email us at [email protected] We accept cheque, cash, or e-transfer. Visit our website: www.sarniaballroomdancingclub.ca

Christmas in the Village
The Village of Point Edward hosts Christmas in the Village from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit Santa and Mrs. Clause at the Pergola, cookies and hot chocolate at the Fire Hall, horse and buggy rides and much more. There will also be a food drive and charity bake sale at Albert’s. A fun-filled FREE family event! Visit https://www.villageofpointedward.com/event/christmas-in-the-village-4/ for more info.

Nativity Walk
Join First Christian Reformed Church for the tenth Nativity Walk from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We are showing over three hundred different sets from across the world at First Christian Reformed Church in Sarnia, at the corner of Murphy and Exmouth Street. We will serve hot apple cider and all of this is for free. Music will accompany your walk. Call 519-336-8808 for more information.

Candle Making
The Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery is inviting families and members of the public to join them for a fun and festive Cozy Candle Making program. Drop-in on Dec. 3 and 17 between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. to learn the craft of traditional candle making. Participants will create a beeswax candle through a wax dipping method and adorn it with colourful modelling wax. This activity is free and fun for all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Treats and hot chocolate will be provided. For more info on the Gallery visit jnaag.ca or follow on Facebook.

SUNDAY, DEC. 4

Documentary Screening
CineSarnia presents Buffy Sainte-Marie: Carry It On at 2 p.m. and Dec 5 at 7:30 p.m. at the Sarnia Library Theatre. A documentary on the trail-blazing career of this Indigenous artist, folk singer and social justice activist. Advance tickets are available online at cinesarnia.com and $12 rush tickets at the door 15 minutes before showtime.

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