What’s happening: week of Oct. 10

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Thursday, Oct. 10

 

Workshop

Lisa Isaac will lead a half-day workshop for employers organized by the Sarnia Lambton Workforce Development Board on current trends in social and community services.

Gateway Room, St. Clair Corporate Centre, 265 Front St., N. For more, call 519-332-0000

 

Sunday, Oct. 13

 

House Concert

Broken String Theory, featuring Anthony Wing on piano and Stephen Collins on violin, perform in the Turret Room at The Lawrence House for the Arts, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets, $10 at door or www.lawrencehouse.ca For more, call 519-337-0507

 

Monday, Oct. 14

 

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

 

Professional Engineers

Oct. 14 deadline to register for Oct. 24 meeting of the Professional Engineers Ontario, Lambton chapter. Chris Gould, COO of Bluewater Regional Networks, to discuss the Sarnia-Lambton Intelligent Community Team. Socializing, finger food. 6 p.m., Western Research Park, 1086 Modeland Rd. Building 1040. Register at        http://www.peolambton.com/events/2019-fall-membership-meeting

 

Monday, Oct. 14

 

Running

The Sarnia Roadrunners present 1, 3, 5 and 10 km runs beginning at Terry’s Loop in Canatara Park, 9 a.m. Cost $5. All runners and walkers welcome. For more, contact sarniaroadrunners@gmail.com

 

Tuesday, Oct. 15

 

Halloween Cooking

A hands-on cooking program that provides fun and healthy recipes for Halloween. 153 Christina St. S. (use Front St. entrance), 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Wednesday, Oct. 16

 

Facts and Chat

Strangway Centre holding a “Facts and Chat” on Fire Prevention and Safety, presented by Mike Otis of Sarnia Fire and Rescue. 260 East St. N., 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Free. Pre-register by calling 519-332-0656

 

Horticultural Society

Habitat specialist Larry Cornelis discusses attracting birds to the garden at a Sarnia Horticultural Society meeting. Lochiel Kiwanis Centre, 180 College Ave. N., 7 p.m. Everyone welcome. Free. For more, call Barb at 519-332-5837

 

Polish Language

The Polish Alliance of Canada, Branch #14, holding registration for Polish Language Classes for students in JK to Grade 8. No previous knowledge of Polish language or background necessary. Polish Hall, 173 Exmouth St. 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. For more, call or text Henryk at 519-333-9379

 

Caregiver Workshop

Brain Injury Associations of Ontario and Sarnia-Lambton host a free education and training program for caregivers of those with acquired brain injuries. Redeemer Christian Reformed Church, 5834 Blackwell Side Rd., 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Register at www.obia.ca/caregiver-workshop-program. For more, contact Lori at 519-337-5657 or sarnia.biasl@gmail.com

 

Thursday, Oct. 17

 

Unplanned

Christian Impact Forum presents the film Unplanned, about a woman who transformed from a pro-choice abortion clinic director to a pro-life speaker. 7 p.m. Sarnia Library Theatre, 124 Christina St. S. Tickets, $10 adults, $5 students. For more, email brunt99@cogeco.ca

 

Friday, Oct. 18

 

Garage Sale

Fall Rummage-Garage Sale at Central United Church, 220 George St., Friday, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Gently-used fall and winter clothing, kitchenware, small appliances and furniture, books, jewellery, plants, and more. Proceeds to St. Joseph’s Hospice. For more, call 519-344-4561

 

Euchre Party

Friday afternoon euchre resumes at Dunlop United Church, 757 Rosedale Ave., 1 p.m. Everyone invited on Fridays for cards and socializing. No need to be church member. $3 playing fee, includes refreshments. For more, call Barb at 519-542-2257

 

Saturday, Oct. 19

 

Hike

The Lambton Outdoor Club is hiking the Komoka Trails. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

Toxic Tour

Aamjiwnaang & Sarnia Against Pipelines hosts a Toxic Tour of Chemical Valley to bring awareness to health impacts and environmental injustice at the Aamjiwnaang First Nation. Includes lunch, guided bus and walking tour. Maawn Doosh Gumig, 1972 Virgil Ave., 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Register at www.aamjiwnaangsolidarity.org. For more, contact asap1491@gmail.com

 

Fish Fry

A fish fry at Community of Christ Church hosted by the Order of the Eastern Star, Britannia Chapter No. 34, 2390 Lasalle Line, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tickets $20, children 12 and under free. For tickets, contact Jennifer at 519-882-4706

 

Ballroom Dancing

Ballroom dancing hosted by the Sarnia Ballroom Dancing Club at the Sarnia Legion, 286 Front St. N., 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Free workshop/lesson on Rumba One from 7:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. $30 per couple. All welcome. For more, visit www.sarniaballroomdancingclub.ca

 

Fall Fair

Grace United Church hosting a fall fair featuring baking, frozen soups and chili, BBQ, tea room, books, attic treasures, jewelry, sporting goods, face painting etc. 990 Cathcart Blvd., 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Free admission. For more, call 519-542-1203

 

Fish Fry & Dance

A pickerel fish fry and dance with music by by Full Disclosure. Corunna Legion, 350 Albert St., doors open 5 p.m., dinner 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., dance until midnight. Advance tickets sold at the Legion, $20/person. Accessible building. All welcome. For more, call 519-862-1240

 

Monday, Oct. 21

 

Crisis Line Training

The Sexual Assault Survivors’ Centre Sarnia-Lambton looking for volunteers ages 18+ to offer support on a 24-hour crisis line. Training sessions Oct. 21, Oct. 28, and Nov. 4 at 420 East. St. N., 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Must attend all sessions. Bring current resume. Light dinner included. To register, call Trish at 519-337-3154

 

Tuesday, Oct. 22

 

Knee Acupuncture

Free six-week program for individuals suffering with knee pain. Twin Bridges NPLC, 153 Christina St. S., 8 a.m. or 8:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays until Nov. 28. To register and see if you qualify, call 226-776-9030, ext. 2

 

Making Baby Food

Learn signs of baby readiness, feeding schedules and tips, healthy meals and snack ideas. West Lambton Community Health Centre, 429 Exmouth St., 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Must register by calling 519- 344-3017, ext. 259

 

Cooking Class

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free cooking class “Meals for One.” 1150 Pontiac Dr., 9:30 a.m. Also on Oct. 23 at same location, 1:30 p.m., and Oct. 24 at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian, Corunna, 9:30 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Wednesday, Oct. 23

 

Facts and Chat

Strangway Centre holding a “Facts and Chat” on Differentiating Alzheimer’s from Dementia, presented by Christine Wright of Alzheimer’s Society. 260 East St. N., 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Free. Pre-register by calling 519-332-0656

 

Film Screening

Local author and filmmaker James Wallen will screen his film Gridiron Underground, about black U.S. football players who came to Canada seeking opportunity in the 1940s. Sarnia Library Theatre, 124 Christina St. S., 7 p.m. Tickets, $10, available at Blackwater, The Book Keeper and at door. For more, contact ecebc@yahoo.ca

 

Polish Language

The Polish Alliance of Canada, Branch #14, holding registration for Polish Language Classes for students in JK to Grade 8. No previous knowledge of Polish language or background necessary. Polish Hall, 173 Exmouth St. 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. For more, call or text Henryk at 519-333-9379

 

Thursday, Oct. 24

 

Getting Kids Active

St. Anne’s school hosting a free “Physical Literacy” information night to help parents and families get kids active. Reps from local sports teams, clubs, businesses, etc. will be on hand with info. Food, beverages, and guest speaker Wes Harding. 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., 1000 Rapids Parkway. For more, call teacher Jeff Cardy at 519-542-2710

 

Stress Management

A session to look at how stress affects us, effective ways to cope, and ideas for healthy lifestyle adjustments. Twin Bridges NPLC, 153 Christina St. S., 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

 

Music Therapy

No music experience required. At the West Lambton Community Health Centre, 429 Exmouth St., 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursdays until Nov. 28. To register, call 519-344-3017, ext. 259

 

Friday, Oct. 25

 

What’s Your Story?

A session that includes guided self-reflection for you to explore your beliefs, values and narratives. Twin Bridges NPLC, 153 Christina St. S., 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Choir Concerts

Synergy 150, a 70-voice community choir, presents “Ride the Tide of Emotions” at Camlachie United Church, 6784 Camlachie Rd., 7 p.m. Also on Oct. 27 at 2 p.m. Light refreshments after show. Tickets $15 adults, $8 students, under 12 free. For tickets call, the church 519-899-4720, Mary Jean 519-786-3075 or Sharon 519-491-7087

 

Dinner and Music

A roast beef dinner followed by a performance sof the Georgian Singers at Paterson Memorial Church, 120 Russell St. S., 6 p.m. Tickets $20, or $5 for concert only. For tickets, call 519-344-6422 or 519-542-8269

 

Saturday, Oct. 26

 

Hiking

The Lambton Outdoor Club is hiking the Dunes and Swales near Ipperwash. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

Art Sale

Sale of original paintings, abstracts, landscapes, floral and sculpture by Brights Grove artist Regina Gudelis. 2614 Kaymar Cr., Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more, call 519-869-2022 or visit www.reginagudelis.com

 

Card Making

Create stwo greeting cards at Point Edward Library, 220 Michigan Ave., 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. $10, includes instruction & supplies. To pre-register call 519 336-3291

 

Costume Contest

The Corunna Legion holding a costume contest with a Woodstock theme, including musical entertainment and meat draw. 350 Albert St., vocal warm up 3 p.m., meat draw 4 p.m. Food available. Accessible building. All welcome. For more, call 519-862-1240

 

SMArt Fair

Second annual Sarnia Muslim Association women’s art fair featuring cultural food, original arts & crafts, henna and more. 1609 London Line, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission. For more, visit the Facebook event or contact sarnia.muslim.association@gmail.com

 

Sunday, Oct. 28

 

Stamp Collecting

The Sarnia Stamp Club’s meetings and annual show have moved to Alexander Mackenzie Secondary School. The club meets the fourth Sunday of the month, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., 1257 Michigan Ave. For more, visit

http://www.sarniastampclub.ca/

 

Wildlife Presentation

A Pinery Park representative will discuss recent bat initiatives and research taking place in the park. Learn about bats, white-nose syndrome and how to get involved. YMCA Learning Centre, 680 Oakdale Ave., 7 p.m. For more, call 519-312-9216

 

Turkey Luncheon

The Mayflower Rebekah Lodge #324 holding a turkey luncheon with homemade desserts. All Saints Anglican Church, 498 Lyndoch St., Corunna, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tickets $15. For more, call Dianne Forrest at 519-466-5564

Philosophy Talks

Ken Bryson will addresses the question, “Who am I?” at the Strangway Centre, 260 East St. N., 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. $6 for non-members. Pre-register by calling 519-332-0656

 

Tuesday, Oct. 29

 

Distress Line

Volunteers needed for the Family Counselling Centre’s Distress Line and Tel-Check programs. Register attendance at the Information Session, 1086 Modeland Rd., 6:30 p.m., or call Donna at 519-336-0120, ext. 251

 

Diabetes Cooking

A series focusing on the basics of healthy eating for diabetes prevention and management. Led by a dietitian, includes education and cooking. 429 Exmouth St., 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. To register, call 519-491-2123, ext. 223

 

Rayjon Meeting

Rayjon’s annual general meeting held at Sacred Heart Parish Meeting Room, 1465 Lecaron Ave., 7 p.m. All welcome. Light snacks and refreshments provided. Reports and impact of Rayjon’s 2019 work to be shared and board membership confirmed. For more, contact Dianne McKillican 519-862-1963

 

Wednesday, Oct. 30

 

Facts and Chat

Strangway Centre holding a “Facts and Chat” on How to Grow Houseplants Successfully, presented by DeGroot’s Nurseries. 260 East St. N., 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Free. Pre-register by calling 519-332-0656

 

Friday, Nov. 1

 

Critical Questions

St. Joseph’s Hospice offering 8-week Education and Support Group for people grieving the death of a significant person in their life. Assessment required prior to attendance. 475 Christina St. N., 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Fridays until Dec. 20. Free. To schedule, contact Katie Joosten at 519-337-0537 ext. 373 or kjoosten@sjhospice.ca

 

Silent Film

Relive the way the 1925 silent film The Phantom of the Opera would have been screened in a city theatre with live pipe organ accompaniment. Central United Church, 220 George St., 8 p.m. Tickets $20, available at Cheeky Monkey. For more, contact chathamcentrercco@gmail.com or 519-864-1119

 

Stress Management

Rapids Family Health Team offering free 2-hour group session that provides an overview of how to manage stress. 1150 Pontiac Dr., 9:30 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

Saturday, Nov. 2

 

Benefit Concert

Sarnia’s Christian male chorus Sursum Corda presents an evening of music at First Christian Reformed Church, 1105 Exmouth St., 7:30 p.m. Free admission, but offering to benefit NeighbourLink Sarnia-Lambton accepted. For more, call Bert at 519-312-7727

 

Silver Bells Bazaar

Strangway Centre’s Silver Bells Bazaar, 260 East St. N., 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Free admission. For more, call 519-332-0656

 

Autumn Bazaar

St. Giles Presbyterian Church hosting a Great Autumn bazaar featuring large and small turkey pies and pork tourtieres, frozen entrees, soups, fresh baking and preserves, sewing, knitting and a tea room. 770 Lakeshore Rd., 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. For more, call 519-542-2253

 

Turkey Dinner

The Lambton Centre hosting a turkey dinner with all the fixings, including pie, at Corunna United Church, 198 Hill St., 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Cost $15 advance, $17 at door, $7 for ages 6-12, free children under 6. All proceeds to summer camp programming for youth. For more, call 519-786-5663

 

Christmas Bazaar

At Landmark Village, featuring chochet items, Christmas cards and crafts, baked goods, handmade jewelry, kitted items. Tea room with $2 donation to charity. 1370 L’Heritage Dr., 9 a.m. to 12 noon. For more, call 519-542-6757

 

Tuesday, Nov. 5

 

Distress Line

Volunteers needed for Family Counselling Centre’s Distress Line and Tel-Check programs. Register attendance at the Information Session, 1086 Modeland Rd., 6:30 p.m., or call Donna at 519-336-0120, ext. 251

 

Wednesday, Nov. 6

 

British Cars

The Sarnia Bluewater Austin Healey Club welcoming new members to its monthly meetings. Tech sessions and excursions. All welcome. Ownership not required, just an interest in British cars. Meets first Wednesday of the month at various locations. For more, contact Mike at 519-491-6281

 

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

 

Saturday, Nov. 9

 

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