What’s happening: week of Oct. 24

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, 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

 

Health Lecture

Bluewater Health starting “Mini Medical School,” a series of lectures to the public on health topics. Radiologist Dr. Youssef Almalki will speak about breast, lung and colon cancer screening at the first event. In the Auditorium, Level 2, London Building at Bluewater Health, 89 Norman St., 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. To register, email medical_affairs@bluewaterhealth.ca

 

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

 

Free Skating

Goodlife Fitness hosting a free family Halloween skate at Sarnia Arena. All welcome. Costumes welcome. Treats, crafts and draw. Donations to Spin4Kids. 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. 134 Brock St. S., For more, call 519-344-1330

 

Battle of the Bands

Battle of the Bands to end violence against women, with portion of proceeds to Sexual Assault Survivors’ Center. Theatre 42, 900 Devine St., 7:30 p.m. $25. For tickets, visit buytickets.at/t42

 

Music Trivia

Tables of four team up to guess ‘50s and ‘80s music in a game of “Name that Tune” at St. Bartholomew’s Church, 718 Cathcart Blvd., doors open 6:30 p.m., play at 7 p.m. Matt McNeil from CHOK is MC. Tickets $15 advance, $20 at door. For tickets, call 519-383-6933

 

Music Concert

The Fat Catz, featuring Wulf von Waldo, Robert Gismondi, Dan Martin and Chris Reid, bring their fusion of funk, blues and jazz to the Lawrence House, 7 p.m. 127 Christina St. S., Tickets, $10, in person or online at http://lawrencehouse.ca/house-concerts/. For more, call Barb at 519-337-0507

 

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

 

Autumn Bazaar

St. Benedict’s CWL Autumn Bazaar featuring knitting, sewing, bake table, turkey pies, books, deli table, candy table. Luncheon available with soup, sandwiches, muffins. 1011 Oak Ave., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more, contact Jackie Detailleur at jdetailleur37@gmail.com or the church at 519-336-2653

 

Vendor Event

Fifth annual Women Helping Women Sarnia vendor event in memory of Jessica Nethery and in support of the Women’s Interval Home. Featuring 50+ vendors, bake sale, BBQ, refreshments, used book sale, face painting, games and more. Theatre 42, 900 Devine St., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. followed by dedication ceremony. For more, contact womenhelpingwomensarnia@gmail.com

 

Pumpkin Carving

Refined Fool hosting a pumpkin carving event for the whole family. Pumpkins, carving tools and stencils provided. 137 Davis St., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. For more, call 519-704-1335

Intro Curling

 

Free 2-3 hour introductory curling session for ages 14+. Sarnia Golf & Curling Club, 500 Errol Rd. W. Choose from four sessions: Saturday 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. To register, contact 519-336-2201, ext. 234 or proshop@sgcc.on.ca

 

Sunday, Oct. 27

 

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

 

Rayjon Trip

An information session offered for a Rayjon Awareness Trip to the Dominican Republic in the March of 2020. Grace United Church, 990 Cathcart Blvd., 1 p.m. All welcome. For more, contact Bryce at 519-542-1542 or visit www.rayjon.org

 

Film Screening

cineSarnia presents The Public, a film about a peaceful sit-in staged by homeless people in Cincinnati in a public library to seek shelter from the cold, resulting in a standoff with police. Sarnia Library, 124 Christina St. S., 7:30 p.m., Sunday and Monday. Rush tickets $10. For more, visit www.cinesarnia.com or @cinesarnia on Twitter

 

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

 

Tech Event

Len Payne, Chief Technology Officer of Link2Feed and founder of the Sarnia-Lambton Linux Users Group, will speak about open source software and do a hands-on demonstration exploring different licensing options. Meeting of the Sarnia Tech Community. 100 Christina St. N., 7 p.m. For more, visit www.sarniatech.ca

 

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

 

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

 

Live Music

Big Highway performs Canadian rock live at Cheeky Monkey as part of the monthly First Friday festivities. Featuring art show and sale “Solstice” by W.A. Walters. 130 Christina St. N., 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more, visit www.cheekymonkeysarnia.ca

 

Book Launch

The Book Keeper hosts the launch of Monica Royal and Margaret Maheu’s art book “Soul Art.” 500 Exmouth St., Northgate Plaza, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more, call 519-337-3171 or visit www.sarniabookkeeper.com

 

Stress Management

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free 2-hour group session that provides a general overview of How to Effectively 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. Vendors welcome. Tea room with $2 donation to charity. 1370 L’Heritage Dr., 9 a.m. to 12 noon. For more, call 519-542-6757

 

Bazaar

All Saints’ Anglican Church Bazaar featuring baking, deli, knitting, sewing, attic treasures, bits & pieces and books. 248 Vidal St. N., 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Free admission. Tea room $3. For more, call 519-344-5167

 

Polish Bazaar

Queen of Peace CWL holding Fall Polish Bazaar featuring potato and cheese pierogi, cabbage rolls, polish sauerkraut, turkey pies, baked goods, craft table and hot brunch. Polish Hall, 173 Exmouth St., 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. For more, contact Donna Longo at 519-542-4050

 

Fall Bazaar

London Road West United Church holding a Fall Bazaar. 2092 London Line, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more, call Ken at 519-542-9483

 

Running

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

 

Rebound Anniversary

All are invited to Sarnia-Lambton Rebound’s 35th Anniversary Celebration. Cookies and refreshments served. 10 Lorne Cr., 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more, contact Anita Minielly at 519-344-2841 ext. 114 or fundraising@reboundonline.com

Snowflake Bazaar

 

King George VI Elementary School hosts its annual Snowflake Bazaar and Craft Sale. 50+ vendors selling artisan crafts, discovery toys, baked goods, Tupperware and more. 585 O’Dell Ave., 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free admission. For more, contact Martina Carr at 519-344-8741 or by email at mcarr663@hotmail.com

 

50s Concert

Freddy Christian and the Town & Country Rockabillies present “Rocking on through the 1950s.” Sarnia Library Theatre, 124 Christina St. S., doors open 2 p.m., music 2:30 p.m. to 3:50 p.m. Tickets $10 at Cheeky Monkey, or $15 at door. For more, contact Freddy Christian at krasterfred1@gmail.com or call 519-328-7879

 

Sunday, Nov. 3

 

Bazaar

St. Thomas Aquinas Church holding a Bazaar featuring turkey pies, tourtières, pastries, nickel sale, white elephant sale, religious articles, crafts, 50/50 draw, soup & sandwiches, tea and more. All welcome. 895 Champlain Rd., 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. For more, contact Doreen at 519-542-3271

 

Concert

The Lambton Concert Band presents “The Big Screen” at Sarnia Public Library Auditorium, 124 Christina St. S., 2:30 p.m. Tickets $12 adults, $6 students, children 14 and under free. For more, visit LambtonConcertBand.com

 

Monday, Nov. 4

 

Chair Yoga

Twin Bridges NPLC free yoga program suitable for most abilities. 153 Christina St. S. (Front Street entrance), Mondays 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. ,or 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., or Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Register for one class at a time at www.tbnplc.com

 

Gentle Yoga

Twin Bridges NPLC free yoga program suitable for most abilities. Most poses completed in sitting or reclined position. 153 Christina St. S. (Front St. entrance), 12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m. Every Monday. Register at www.tbnplc.com