What’s happening: week of Sept. 26

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. 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

 

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, 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

 

Book Sale

The “Reader” book club holding its annual two-day book sale featuring books, audiobooks, CDs and DVDs at Queen of Peace Church, 566 Rosedale Ave. Pricing 50 cents to $2. Saturday 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more, call 519-336-2582

 

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

 

Yoga

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

 

Table Tennis

Fall season of the Sarnia Table Tennis Club begins and runs every Tuesday until Dec. 17th at Paterson Memorial Church, 120 Russell St. S., 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Season price is $60 adults ($6 per time), $40 students ($4 per time). Any skill level welcome. For more, contact sarnia.tabletennis@gmail.com

 

Wednesday, Oct. 2

 

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

 

Mindful Living

A four-week session to share topics and strategies related to mindfulness in everyday life. 153 Christina St. S., 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Register at www.tbnplc.com

 

Cycling

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

 

Overcoming Stress

Learn what stress is, how it impacts people, and healthy and practical ways to limit and cope with it. West Lambton Community Health Centre, 429 Exmouth St., 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. For more, call 519-344-3017

 

Suicide Losss

 

The Rapids Family Health Team and West Lambton Community Health Centre offering a 9-week support group for individuals who have lost a loved one by suicide. 460 Christina St. N, 6 p.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

 

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

WarwiK performs acoustic rock at Cheeky Monkey during First Friday, 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

 

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 rundraising 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

 

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

 

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

 

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