What’s happening: week of Nov. 7

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. 7

 

Speaker Series

St. Joseph’s Hospice celebrating the 10h anniversary of its residence with a free Speaker Series. Dr. Darcy Harris will present “Responding to Change, Loss, and Transition.” 475 Christina St. N., 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. RSVP at info@sjhospice.ca or contact 519-337-0537, ext. 215 for more information

 

Group Meditation

Free four-week session designed for individuals with an established meditation practice interested a group setting for guided meditation. Twin Bridges NPLC, 153 Christina St. S. (Front St. entrance), 12 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. Thursdays. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Yoga for Warriors

Yoga program designed for individuals living with adverse effects of trauma and/or traumatic brain injury. Sessions will be slow, restorative practice including meditation and breath work. Twin Bridges NPLC, 153 Christina St. S. (Front St. entrance), 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Thursdays. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Give-a-Book

Organization for Literacy in Lambton’s annual Christmas campaign now underway. Spark a child’s imagination by dropping off new, unwrapped books at any Lambton County Library branch, The Book Keeper and Poppies at Bluewater Health. Books distributed through Children’s Aid, St. Vincent de Paul, and Special Olympics Sarnia. For more, call Lisa at 519-332-4876

 

Friday, Nov. 8

 

War Stories

Sarnia-based historians Tom Slater and Tom St. Amand host a presentation on Sarnia and its war contributions, based on their work for Sarnia Remembers, the Sarnia Journal’s special Remembrance Day edition. 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., All ages. Free copies will be available. Sarnia Library, 124 Christina St. S. For more, call 519-337-3291

 

Concert

The Wade Sisters cover female artists and perform their own original songs at the Lawrence House, 127 Christina St. S., 7 p.m. Tickets ,$10, available at the Lawrence House or www.lawrencehouse.ca/house-concerts. Supported by a Creative County Fund Grant. For more, call 519-337-0507

 

Live Music

Strum and Drum 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

 

Saturday, Nov. 9

 

The Lambton Outdoor Club is hiking the Springwater Conservation area near Aylmer. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

Christmas Bazaar

Dunlop United Church’s annual Christmas Bazaar featuring jewelry, crafts, sewing, refreshments, bake sale with pies, tarts, cookies, squares, breads, preserves, turkey pies, and more. 757 Rosedale Ave., 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Free admission. Accessible building. All welcome. For more, contact 519-337-3061 or dunlopunitedchurch@cogeco.ca, or visit www.dunlopuc.ca

 

Winter Bazaar

St. Joseph’s CWL holding a Winter Bazaar featuring raffle prizes, cake walk, bake table, craft/sewing, tea room, attic treasures, deli table, and more. 293 Stuart St., 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. For more, contact Meghann at 519-330-8812

 

Family Bazaar

St. Luke’s United Church Family Bazaar featuring turkey and beef pot pies, butter tarts, books, baking, jewelry, Almost New table and coffee corner. Bring bags for items. 350 Indian Rd. S., 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. For more, call 519-344-1781

 

Photography Seminar

Ontario photographer Andrew McLachlan will speak about “Visual Beauty and Creative Expression from the Wildlands of Ontario and Beyond” at the Sarnia Photographic Club’s photography seminar. Sarnia Library Theatre, 124 Christina St. S., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Open to public. Tickets $50, at door or from club website. For more, visit www.sarniaphotoclub.com or email sarnia.photographic.club@gmail.com

 

 

Show & Sale

Big Brothers Big Sisters’ annual two-day Show & Sale featuring sewing, art, jewelry, children’s clothing, baking, raffle, and more. Alexander Mackenzie Secondary, 1257 Michigan Ave., Nov. 9 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Nov. 10 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. $5 admission, children under 12 free with adult. For more, call 519-336-0460, ext. 209

 

Sunday, Nov. 10

 

Candlelight Vigil

The Royal Canadian Legion Sarnia Branch 62 holding it annual Candlelight Vigil in tribute to veterans. Minimum $5 donation for a candle in memory of a family member, friend, or unknown soldier. Meet at City Hall, Front St. entrance, 7 p.m. and walk to Cenotaph for short service. Candles available at Legion. For more, call 519-336-2841

 

Roast Beef Dinner

St. Bartholomew’s Church holding a Roast Beef Dinner, 718 Cathcart Blvd., 5 p.m. Cost $18 adults, children under 12 free. Accessible building. Tickets available at door or by calling 519-383-6933

 

Bake Sale

Christmas Bake Sale at the Dante Club’s Amici Hall featuring homemade gnocchi, pasta sauce, meatballs, ciambelle, focaccia and sweets. 1330 London Rd., 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Also hot lunch of chicken breast parmigiana, salad and focaccia bread for $15, eat in or take out. For more, call 519-542-9311

 

Elvis Concert

Canon Davis Memorial Church presents “An Afternoon with Elvis” featuring Doug McKenzie. 380 Russell St. N., meet & greet with tea, coffee and pie from 1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m., performance from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets $20. For tickets and information, call 519-344-9531

 

Painting Demo

Local artist Allison Robichaud will demonstrate his process for creating an impressionistic still life painting at the Lawrence House, 127 Christina St. S., 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Free admission. For more, visit www.lawrencehouse.ca or call 519-337-0507

 

Celebration of Lights

Community set-up day for the Celebration of Lights. Volunteers of all ages needed to help set up lights and displays. Students can have volunteer hours documented. Register at 8:45 a.m. at the Suncor Agora, Centennial Park. Dress appropriately. Lunch provided. Contact Contact cathieblake2@yahoo.ca or pmtaylor503@gmail.com

 

Monday, Nov. 11

 

Access to Care

The Rapids Family Health Team’s Access to Care Centre will be open to all for episodic medical care. 481 London Rd., 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. No appointment needed. For emergencies, go to closest hospital. For more, call 519-339-8949

 

Tuesday, Nov. 12

 

Genealogy

English research will be discussed at a meeting of the Lambton County Branch of Ontario Genealogical Society. LDS Church, 1400 Murphy Rd., 7:30 p.m. Free & open to public. For more, e-mail lambton@ogs.on.ca or visit www.lambton.ogs.on.ca

 

Fernanda Cunha

Brazilian bosa nova singer and recording artist Fernanda Cunha will perform a concert at the Sarnia Library Theatre, featuring jazz guitarist Reg Schwager Tom Szcesniak on piano and accordian. 7 p.m. 124 Christina St. S. Tickets, $25, at Cheeky Monkey. For more, visit www.fernandacunha.com

 

Online Auction

The 36th annual Rotary auction returns online with over 50 blocks and 500 items for sale. Auction items include gift baskets, local services, gift certificates, sports tickets, electronics, weekend getaways and unique hand-crafted gifts, and can be seen at www.rtva.ca. Bidding opens Nov. 12 and closes Nov. 17, 9 p.m. For more, contact 519-490-1066

 

Wednesday, Nov. 13

 

Recovery Canada

Recovery Canada offers weekly peer-led, self-help group meetings using cognitive-based therapy to overcome fear, anxiety, stress and panic. Meetings Wednesdays weekly at Our Lady of Mercy Parish Hall, 390 Christina St. N., 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more, contact Rita at 519-867-2932 or Brenda at glspectra@gmail.com

 

Thursday, Nov. 14

 

Fruit Cake Sales

Kiwanis Claxton Fruit Cake sales at Shoppers Drug Mart Northgate location, 510 Exmouth St., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 14 and Nov. 28. All proceeds to local youth projects. For more, contact Sheila at s.donald@cogeco.ca or 519-332-0073

 

Bazaar

Holly Berry Bazaar featuring bake table, knitted items, used jewelry, festive cookie plates, attic treasures, books, meat pies and more. Laurel Lea St. Matthew’s, 837 Exmouth St., 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Tickets $2, including refreshments. For more, call 519-337-3529

 

Friday, Nov. 15

 

Scarf Day

Donated scarves will be available all day at the Lawrence House, 127 Christina St. S., for anyone who needs one. Hot chocolate served. Remaining scarves will be donated to the Inn of the Good Shepherd. For more, visit www.lawrencehouse.ca or call 519-337-0507

 

Live Music

Adam Miner 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

 

Saturday, Nov. 16

 

Antique & Craft Sale

An antique, craft and bake sale at Trinity Anglican Church, 1194 Murphy Rd., 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more or to book a table, call Joan Lake at 519-542-3559

 

Fitness Fundraiser

Goodlife Fitness hosting a one-day indoor fitness fundraise called Spin4Kids. Teams of 8 can do classes or lifting competitions. No experience necessary. All welcome. Starts 9 a.m., 710 Cathcart Blvd. Register at  Spin4Kids.com

 

Art Show & Sale

The Hidden Artists two-day Show and Sale featuring multi-media artist Monica Royal and nature artist Margaret Maheu. 30% of proceeds to Bluewater Health’s Withdrawal Management & Addiction Center. At theStory, 173 Christina St. N., Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more, call 519-479-0554

 

Christmas Bazaar

St. Michael Church annual Christmas Bazaar featuring tourtieres, baking, preserves, gift baskets, handmade quilts, crafts, sewing, used books, and jewelry. Raffle for quilts, decorated Christmas tree and more. Refreshments provided. 1920 Wildwood Dr., 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more, call Jo Kulik at 519-491-9604

 

Dancing

Sarnia Ballroom Dancing Club hosts a Ballroom Dance at the Sarnia Legion, 286 Front St. N., 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. $30/couple for non-members. Free workshop/lesson from 7:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. All welcome. For more, visit www.sarniaballroomdancingclub.ca

 

Miracle Dinner

At St. Paul’s United Church, featuring a turkey dinner with biscuits, salad, pies and silent auction. 5 p.m. appetizers and auction viewing, 6 p.m. supper. $15 adults, $8 children 6-8, Under 5 free. 360 Devine St. Proceeds support Adopt-a-Family program at Inn of the Good Shepherd. For more, call Kim at 519-332-1676.

 

The French Cultural Center Jolliet hosting a free, bilingual event to celebrate local athlete Carolyne Prévost. 901 the Rapids Pkwy., social 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., ceremony 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Free snacks, cash bar. Opportunity to meet and take a photo with Carolyne. For more, contact centrejolliet@gmail.com or 519-332-3774

 

Sunday, Nov. 17

 

Concert

Eduard and Christine Klassen play a collection of Christian Music on the Paraguayan harp and keyboard at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 429 Indian Rd. N., 3 p.m. Free will offering. All welcome. For more, call 519-337-6615

 

Artist Talk

Artist Allison Robichaud will speak about his current exhibition and ‘en plein air’ painting at the Lawrence House, 127 Christina St. S., 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Free admission. For more, visit www.lawrencehouse.ca or call 519-337-0507

 

Concert

The Chris Molyneaux Jazz Trio perform a set of contemporary jazz standards and original songs. The Lawrence House, 127 Christina St. S., 3 p.m. Tickets, $10, available at Lawrence House or www.lawrencehouse.ca/house-concerts. For more, call 519-337-0507

 

Celebration of Lights

Opening ceremonies for the annual Celebration of Lights in Centennial Park. Live Band at 5 p.m., horse and trolley rides, face painting, action heroes, cupcakes, coffee and hot chocolate,a visit from Santa, fireworks and more. Volunteers needed.Contact: cathieblake2@yahoo.ca or pmtaylor503@gmail.com