What’s happening: week of Oct. 3

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. 3

 

Candidate Debate

Five Sarnia-Lambton candidates in the federal election will discuss the environment during a debate at St. Benedict’s Parish Hall, 1011 Oak St., from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Co-hosted by Climate Action Sarnia. For more, see the group on Facebook.

 

Ma Week Banquet

The Rotaract Club of Sarnia-Lambton, Women’s March and Tampon Tuesday hosting a fundraising banquet to support young women of Ghana with feminine hygiene products and education. 19 plus, Degroots Nurseries, cocktails 6 p.m., dinner 7 p.m. Black tie optional. For tickets, $75, enter “Ma Week” at eventbee.com

 

Meditation

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

 

Shibashi

West Lambton Community Health Centre offering free Shibashi sessions at All Saints Anglican Church, 248 Vidal St. N., 11 a.m. Thursdays until Nov. 21. For more, call 519-344-3017

 

Knitting

Knit hats and mitts for the West Lambton Community Health Centre’s Christmas Tree. 429 Exmouth St., 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Yarn donations accepted and appreciated. For more, call 519-344-3017

 

Bust a Move

Create your own musical beat and “Bust a Move” at Living Hope Christian Reformed Church, 1281 Exmouth St., 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. To register, call 519-344-3017, ext. 237

 

Friday, Oct. 4

 

Live Music

Mike Blackmore performs live at Cheeky Monkey during First Friday festivities, 130 Christina St. N., 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Also art show and sale by Bill Walters. For more, visit www.cheekymonkeysarnia.ca

 

Canoeing

The Lambton Outdoor Club is paddling Big Creek near Long Point. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

Bahamas Relief

Local artist Dave Moore selling poster art works with proceeds to support hurricane relief efforts in The Bahamas. First Friday fundraiser at 100 Christina St., from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more, call 519-332-2696

 

Green Booth

Green Party hosting a sustainable living booth as part of First Friday, offering info on composting, recycling, cleaning, native plant, beeswax wraps, ect. Bring our own bowls and cups. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., 100 Christina St. N. Documentary screening at 6:30 p.m. For more, contact Lorraine at lorraine.dolbear@gmail.com

 

Stress Management

The 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

 

Photography Exhibit

Opening reception of “Latitudes, Photography from 45 degrees N to 75 degrees N” at the Lawrence House, 127 Christina St. S., 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Artists Alexa Coupland and Sandi Spaulding will speak on Oct. 6, 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Free. For more, contact 519-337-0507 or lawrencehouse@live.com

 

Art, Music & Wine

The 6 + 1 art group joins with the International Symphony Orchestra to display its multi-medium artwork at the new ISO premises, 143 Christina St. S., open daily 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. First Fridays celebrated with wine and music at ISO’s cash bar. For more, call 519 337 7775 or visit www.six-plus-one.com

 

Saturday, Oct. 5

 

The Mudmen

Red Plaid Productions presents the Mudmen, with celtic music and stories at Sarnia Library Theatre, 124 Christina St. S., doors open 7:30 p.m., show 8:30 p.m. All ages welcome. Tickets $25 in advance, available at Cheeky Monkey and ticketscene.ca, or $28 at door. For more, visit www.mudmen.ca

 

Ride For Refuge

A fundraising ride and walk in support of the faith-based Pregnancy Options & Support Centre. Rides of 10, 25 and 50 kilometres, walk of 5K, begin at Seaway Kiwanis Pavilion in Canatara Park, 8 a.m. For more, call Jenn at 519-383-7115

 

Handbell Ensemble

The Toronto handbell ensemble The Bronze Foundation performing at Central Baptist Church, 391 London Rd., 3 p.m. Tickets, $10, available at door or from the church, Tuesday to Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. For more, call 519-344-1381

 

Hiking

The Lambton Outdoor Club is hiking Kains Woods in London. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

Syrian Dinner

An authentic Syrian Dinner presented at Grace United Church, 990 Cathcart Blvd., 6 p.m. Tickets $25, available at church office every morning between 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. For more, call 519-542-1203

 

Sunday, Oct. 6

 

Rayjon Trip

An information Session for the March 2020 Rayjon Awareness Trip to the Dominican Republic. Grace United Church, 990 Cathcart Blvd., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Ages 18+ welcome. For more, contact Bryce McGarvey at 519-542-1542 or visit www.rayjon.org

 

Film Screening

cineSarnia presents Capernaum, a film about a 12-year-old Lebanese boy who lives on the streets and sues his negligent parents. Sarnia Library, 124 Christina St. S., 7:30 p.m. Also on Oct. 7. Rush seats $10 at door. For more, visit www.cinesarnia.com

 

Monday, Oct. 7

 

Chair Yoga

Free yoga program suitable for most abilities offered by Twin Bridges NPLC. 153 Christina St. S. (use Front St. entrance), Mondays 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. or 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., or Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. until Oct. 30. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Gentle Yoga

Gentle and restorative yoga program, suitable for most abilities. Offered by Twin Bridges NPLC. Free. 153 Christina St. S. (use Front St. entrance), 12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m. Every Monday. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Cooking Class

A hands-on cooking program that teaches about various types of squash and provides simple fall recipes. 153 Christina St. S. (use Front St. entrance), 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Meditation

Increase self esteem, improve concentration, lower blood pressure, reduce stress and anxiety, and find emotional balance. Free. West Lambton Community Health Centre, 429 Exmouth St., Mondays 10:30 a.m. or Tuesdays 6:30 p.m. For more, call 519-344-3017

 

Philosophy Talks

Ken Bryson will speak about addiction 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

 

Caregiver Retreat

St. Joseph’s Hospice hosting a “Self Care for the Caregiver” Retreat, an opportunity to relax for those caring for a loved one with a life-limiting illness. Includes complementary therapies, snacks and conversation. Free. 475 Christina St. N., 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. To register, contact Lisa Adams at 519-337-0537

 

Tuesday, Oct. 8

 

Roast Beef Dinner

London Road West United Church, 2092 London Line. Three sittings at 4:45 p.m., 5:45 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Takeout available. Tickets $15 adults, $5 ages 5-12, free children under 5. For tickets, call Susan at 519-869-6281 or church office at 519-542-2084

 

Genealogy

Penny McDonald and Beth Atchinson will discuss “A Sister Found” 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

 

Wednesday, Oct. 9

 

Concert

The Sarnia Concert Association presents Tom Allen’s The Missing Pages, an evening of music, drama and informed speculation about Beethoven’s only meeting with a Canadian. Imperial Theatre, 168 Christina St. N., 7:30 p.m. Tickets $40 adults, $25 students, available at box office. For more, visit www.sarniaconcertassociation.ca

 

Cycling

The Lambton Outdoor Slow Spokes are riding the Howard Watson Trail. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org

 

Balance & Bones

Rapids Family Health Team offering 5-Week series to improve balance and bone health with a Registered Occupational Therapist. 460 Christina St. N., 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

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

 

Facts and Chat

Strangway Centre holding a “Facts and Chat” on Planned Giving, presented by RBC. 260 East St. N., 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Free. Pre-register by calling 519-332-0656

 

Green Drinks

An informal gathering featuring city planner Nancy Bourgeois. Free. 100 Christina St. N., open 6:30 p.m., discussion from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Every second Wednesday. For more, contact greendrinkssarnia@outlook.com

 

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 the 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

 

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

 

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

 

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