What’s happening: week of Sept. 19

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, Sept. 19


Strength Training

Free Continuous Movement Strength Training for ages 20+ at the Strangway Centre, 260 East St. N., 8:45 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. Register by calling 519-332-0656


Coffee & Conversation

All welcome to an informal place to talk and listen to others who experiencing loss and grief. Camlachie United Church, 6784 Camlachie Rd. Sept. 19th, 9:30 a.m., or Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. Fragrance free building. For more, contact Sue Johnson 519-869-2102 or Audrey Jackson 519-542-7089 or visit www.camlachieunited.ca


Friday, Sept. 20


Workplace Wellness

Sarnia Lambton Workplace Wellness Committee hosting keynote and workshop on workplace stress. Dr. Robyne Hanley-Dafoe will provide strategies on “How to Work with Challenging/Difficult People in Stressful Situations.” Lambton College Event Centre, 1485 London Rd., 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. For more, contact Cynthia at 519-339-8949, ext. 177, 519-402-5274 or cmccoleman@rapidsfhteam.ca


Saturday, Sept. 21


Exploding Colours

A 5 kilometre run — not a race — to celebrate health and happiness while getting plastered in explosions of colour. Canatara Park, registration at 9:30 a.m., run at 10:30 a.m. Cost $40. For information and to register, visit explodingcolour.com


Aquarium Auction

The Sarnia Aquarium Society holding its annual auction featuring thousands of fish and related items. Sarnia Christina School gym, 1273 Exmouth St. (enter from Exmouth parking lot), doors open 9:30 a.m., auction 11 a.m. For more, contact Jack at 519-542-8282 or Bob at 519-331-0568


Mental Health

Mental Health & Addictions holding an open house with 25 local mental health and addiction agencies under one roof. No judgement. All welcome. Free barbecue and Naloxone kits. Unifor 914 Hall, 900 Devine St., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more, call 519-339-8949


Card Making

Card making class at Point Edward Library, 220 Michigan Ave., 10:30 a.m. or 1 p.m. Cost, $10, includes supplies and instructions to make 2 cards. To reserve a spot, call 519-336-3291


Ballroom Dance

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


Indian Dance

The Prasanna Thothadri School of Dance will present an Indian classical dance recital at the Sarnia Library Theatre, 124 Christina St. South. 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Tickets are $10. For more, call Prasanna at 226-886-1501


Rayjon Fall Fair

At Our Lady of Mercy Parish Hall, the 25th and last annual fall fair hosted by Rayjon. Frozen foods, chili, soups, lasagna, bake table, jams, toys, books, gift baskets, etc, with tea room and barbecue. Proceeds support projects in Haiti and Dominican Republic. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 390 Christina St. N. For more, call Dianne at 519-862-1963 or visit www.rayjon.org


Great Sarnia Picnic

Refined Fool hosting a community picnic with live music, licensed area, games and a scavenger hunt. Barbeques on site, bring own charcoal. Mad Taco and Giresi’s available. Bandshell and Pavilion in Canatara Park, 12 p.m. to 11 p.m. Family friendly event. Rain or shine. For more, visit The Great Sarnia Picnic on Facebook

Household Sale

An indoor multi-household & handicraft sale at Laurel Lea St. Matthews Church, 837 Exmouth St., 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. For more, call 519-337-3529



The Lambton Outdoor Club is hiking The Howard Watson Trail and Old Lakeshore Waterfront. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org


Sunday, Sept. 22


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



Film Screening

cineSarnia presenting Wild Rose, a film about a single mom in Glasgow who longs to be a Nashville country music star. Sarnia Library, 124 Christina St. S., 7:30 p.m. Also Monday, Sept. 23rd. Rush seats $10 at door. For more, visit www.cinesarnia.com or @cinesarnia on Twitter



The Lambton Outdoor Club is paddling the Maitland River. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org


Kidney Walk

The annual Kidney Walk in support of The Kidney Foundation begins at Kiwanis Pavilion in Canatara Park, registration at 9 a.m., walk at 10 a.m. To register, visit www.kidneywalk.ca


Hymn Sing

Huron Baptist Church is hosting a hymn sing, with food and fellowship to follow, 1285 Michigan Ave. 6:30 p.m.. For more,

Call 519-542-4581.


Monday, Sept. 23


Ballroom Dance

Fall Ballroom Dance Lessons beginning. Beginners classes are Cha Cha & Quickstep, or Foxtrot & Samba, Intermediate classes are Foxtrot & Samba. 10 weeks of lessons and practice nights, $110/couple (membership is $30/couple/year). For more, visit  sarniaballroomdancingclub.ca or call George 519-542-7438 or Alec 519-542-8331


Facts and Chat

Strangway Centre holding “Facts and Chat” event on Fraud Prevention and Driving Safety. 260 East St. N., 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Free. Pre-register by calling 519-332-0656


Tuesday, Sept. 24


Tai Chi

Beginners Tai Chi classes on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 260 Mitton St. N., 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. $15 per month. For more, contact 226-932-7091 or infotaichisarnia@gmail.com


Showcase Literacy

Featuring award-winning, best-selling author Emma Donoghue. Sarnia Library, 124 Christina St. S., 7 p.m. $50 for ticket and copy of new book “Akin,” or $60 for 2 tickets and 1 book. Proceeds to Organization for Literacy in Lambton. For more, call 519-332-4876 or visit readsarnia.org


Wednesday, Sept. 25


Facts and Chat

Strangway Centre holding “Facts and Chat” event on Foot Care from a Pedorthist Perspective. 260 East St. N., 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Free. Pre-register by calling 519-332-0656


Diabetes Cooking

West Lambton Community Health Centre offering three-month cooking series focusing on basics of healthy eating for diabetes prevention and management. Includes education and cooking component. 429 Exmouth St., 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Sept. 24, Oct. 29, and Nov. 26. To register, call 519-491-2123, ext. 223


Helping Children Eat

A program facilitated by a Speech Language Pathologist and Registered Dietitian to provide education on food struggles and strategies to keep mealtime positive for children ages 1-12. Twin Bridges NPLC, 153 Christina St. S., 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com


Christian Choir

Sarnia’s Christian male chorus, Sursum Corda, has started a new choir season and is welcoming new members. The choir practices Wednesdays 7:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall of First Christian Reformed Church, 1105 Exmouth St. For more call Bert at 519-312-7727.


Parkinson’s Support

People with Parkinson’s and care partners invited to meet in the Clearwater Arena community room, 1400 Wellington St., 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Bring a salad or dessert if able. For more, call 519-337-5330



The Lambton Outdoors Club slow spokes are riding in the Pinery. For more, visit www.lambtonoutdoorclub.org


Tech Networking

Statistical consultant Patrick Laffey will discuss one computer intensive statistical method at a networking event hosted by the The Sarnia Tech Community. At 100 Christina St. N., 7 p.m. For more, visit www.sarniatech.ca


Thursday, Sept. 26


Wellness Expo

Author and coach Kathie Donovan will discuss Ageless Living as keynote speaker at a Wellness Expos hosted by Wellings of Corunna. Speaker topics include travel, shibashi, belly dancing and cooking. 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. 130 Bunker Ave., Corunna. Tickets, $10, includes lunch. For more, contact Shelly at 226-455-0505


Candlelight Vigil

MADD Sarnia-Lambton holding its annual Candlelight Civil in remembrance of those injured or killed by impaired driving. Light refreshments available. Meet at the MADD bench in Centennial Park at 6 p.m., vigil at 7 p.m. Candles provided. Rain or shine. For more, call 519-339-9962


Friday, Sept. 27


Employer Breakfast

The Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership, Sarnia-Lambton Local Immigration Partnership and Lambton College hosting free employer breakfast to educate employers on the benefits of harnessing today’s global workforce talent. Lambton College Event Centre, 1485 London Rd., 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Refreshments provided. To register, visit harnessingglobaltalent.eventbrite.ca


Weight Loss

Join a Registered Dietitian and a group of peers in monthly “Waist Away Support Group” every fourth Friday. 429 Exmouth St., 10:30 a.m. To register, call 519-344-3017, ext. 237


Colour & Chat

Bring pencil crayons and colouring books for colouring and conversation. Coffee provided. West Lambton Community Health Centre, 429 Exmouth St., 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Last Friday of each month. For more, call 519-344-3017, ext. 237


Bus Trip

Deadline to purchase tickets for Gallery in the Grove’s Oct. 26 bus trip to the McMichael Canadian Art Collection and village of Kleinburg.. Tickets $85. Bus departs Bright’s Grove Public School parking lot at 8 a.m., returns 8 p.m. For details, visit www.galleryinthegrove.com


Blues Concert

International blues artist Bryce Janey performing at the Sarnia Legion, 286 Front St. N., 7:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Opening act is local band Lobster Boy. Tickets $30, available at Cheeky Monkey and Picker’s Alley, or call Gary at 226-932-0221


Golf Tournament

Sarnia Elks Open golf tournament at St. Clair Parkway Golf Course, 132 Moore Line, Mooretown, 12 p.m. Golf, cart, meal, and prizes. Cost $70/person or $280/team. Everyone welcome. Proceeds to local Elks charities. Send entry to 514 Belmont Ave., Corunna. For more, email sarniaelks@start.ca


Dinner & Auction

A harvest dinner and silent auction at St. Luke’s United Church, 350 Indian Rd. S., from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Serving meatloaf, baked potatoes, homemade pie and ice cream. Tickets $15 adults, $5 ages 6-12. Tickets available at church office or by calling 519-344-1781


Saturday, Sept. 28


Women’s Conference

Best selling author and speaker Carol Kent will speak at Temple Baptist Church, 1410 Quinn Dr., 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tickets, $25, includes mid-morning refreshments. Register at templebaptist.com/womens-ministry or the church office. For more, call Ann at 519-312-5676


Monday, Sept. 30


What’s on Your Plate?

Explore Canada’s Food Guide with a Registered Dietitian to learn appropriate portion sizes. Twin Bridges NPLC, 153 Christina St. S., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com


Wildlife Presentation

Jessica Linton, president of the Toronto Entomologist Association, will discuss research supporting at-risk butterfly recovery and habitat restoration in oak savanna and woodland habitats in and around The Pinery. YMCA Learning Centre, 680 Oakdale Ave., 7 p.m. For more, call 519-312-9216


Tuesday, Oct 1


Dismas Fellowship

A group that provides a safe and welcoming place for former prisoners, friends and family has moved from a church to the Inn of the Good Shepherd. Meets first Tuesday monthly at 115 John St., 4:30 p.m., which includes a meal at 6 p.m. For more, call Rachel at Rachel at 519-381-5182 or dismassarnia@gmail.com


Christmas Chorus

The Sarnia Bluewater Chordsmen invite men of all ages to join its annual Christmas Chorus, Tuesdays starting Oct. 1 at All Saints Anglican Church, 248 Vidal St. N., 7 p.m. No experience, ability to read music, audition or membership required. Performances start in November. For more, call David at 226-402-3060


Women’s Fitness

A dree bootcamp-style fitness class that includes cardiovascular, strength and flexibility exercises. Suitable for most levels. Consult a primary care provider before participating. Offered by Twin Bridges NPLC. 153 Christina St. S. (Front Street entrance), 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Every Tuesday. Register at www.tbnplc.com



Free yoga program for adults suitable for most levels, offered by Twin Bridges NPLC. Bring your own mat. 153 Christina St. S. (Front St. entrance), 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Every Tuesday. Register at www.tbnplc.com