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What's Happening, week of April 3

WHAT’S HAPPENING What’s Happening events must be open to the public, of general public interest, 60 words or less, and received at least two weeks prior to the event. Please include ticket prices, if any, and where to obtain more information.


What’s Happening events must be open to the public, of general public interest, 60 words or less, and received at least two weeks prior to the event.  Please include ticket prices, if any, and where to obtain more information. Email notices to [email protected].

Wednesday, April 2

Live Theatre (Continued)

Theatre Sarnia’s presentation of the farce Lend Me a Tenor continues its run of 7:30 p.m. daily shows until Sunday, April 5. Directed by Jean Simon. For more information and tickets visit

Weekly Art Demonstrations

Each Wednesday until April 30 the Sarnia Artists Workshop will present an art demonstration in the Community Room of the Superstore on London Road. Non-members are welcome to attend two sessions. Cost is $3. Subjects covered include acrylics, perspective, watercolour technique, etc. For more, and a workshop supply list, visit and click on programs.

Thursday, April 3

Band Concert

The Lambton Concert Band, under musical director Tessa Catton, will present “Spring at Last” at the Sarnia Library Auditorium, starting at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 adults, $6 children and students, are available from members or at the door. For more, visit

Free tax clinic

The Canada Revenue Agency is holding a free tax clinic at the West Lambton Community Health Centre on Exmouth Street, April 3, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Community Volunteer Income Tax Program is designed for people with low incomes and relatively simple tax situations. To book an appointment, call 519-344-3017.

Friday, April 4

Comedy Night

Kris Shaw entertains at Stokes Bay Grill and Bar, starting at 9 p.m.  Tables of four people are $50.

Saturday, April 5

Poetry Reading

Out-of-town poets John Wing, Allan Briesmaster and Clara Blackwood plus Sarnia’s Lynn Tait will introduce new work. Organized by the Bluewater Reading Series, this inaugural event is made possible by the support of the League of Canadian Poets. John’s Restaurant, 1643 London Line, free admission. For more, info:[email protected] or 519-383-0879

Sunday, April 6

Barbershop quartet show

Bluewater Chordsmen present their annual show the Imperial Theatre, with the return of Forest City Fire, the Ontario District Chorus Champions, plus the local quartets Four More, Riverside and Resolution. Tickets are $17. Contact Dave at 519 337 7412, or Doug at 519 336 2027.

Tai Chi Demonstration

An open house and demonstration of Taoist Tai Chi will be held at the Lochiel Kiwanis Centre, 180 North College St. from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. For more information, call 519-344-0346.

Choir Performance

The Choir of St. Paul’s Cathedral, London, led by musical director and organist Andrew Keegan MacKriell, will participate in a special Parish Evensong at Trinity Anglican Church, 1194 Murphy Road, at 5 p.m. All are welcome. A “bring and share” meal will follow the Evensong. For more, call 519-542-9261.

Two-part EI workshop

Facilitator Elizabeth Soltis explains how to build emotional intelligence by recognizing behaviours and feelings and handling them in a positive way. April 6 and April 13. Withinsight Healing & Wellness Centre, 108 Mitton St. S. $150, includes booklet, exercises and refreshments. For more, call 226 886 1087 or email [email protected]

Easter Hymns

An Easter Hymn sing and other special music at Huron Baptist Church, 1285 Michigan Ave., at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome and no offering is taken. For more, call 519-542-4581.

Monday, April 7

Local footballer film

The documentary film Misunderstood: The Cookie Gilchrist Story will be screened at the Sarnia Library Theatre, a 7 p.m.  The film is about the life and career of football great and former Sarnia Imperial Cookie Gilchrist. Its makers used photos and documents from the Lambton County Archives. For more, contact Heather Lavallee at 519-845-5426, ext. 5239.

Hydro Presentation

Adam White, president of the Association of Major Power Producers in Sarnia, will discuss the current state of Ontario’s electricity system and its impact on consumers. Lambton College Event Centre, 1457 London Road. Registration at 11:30 a.m. Cost $60, Chamber of Commerce members $30. For more, 519-336-2400 or

Tuesday, April 8

Adoption and Families

Lynn Clark of Chatham will discuss adoption at a meeting of the Ontario Genealogical Society, Lambton branch, starting at 7:30 p.m., the LDS Church, 1400 Murphy Rd. For more info, call 519-383-0468 or email [email protected]

Wednesday, April 9

Fashion Show

The arrival of spring brings a fashion show featuring clothes by Jockey Person to Person at Grace United Church, 990 Cathcart Blvd., at 7 p.m. Tickets, $10, include refreshments and chance at door prizes.  Proceeds to church fund. For more, Pauline Henderson-Ferguson, 519-339-9763 or [email protected]

Free Tax Clinic

The Canada Revenue Agency is holding a free tax clinic at the Sarnia Library on Christina Street, from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm.  The Community Volunteer Income Tax Program is designed for people

with low incomes and relatively simple tax situations. First come first served basis. Another clinic offered April 16.

Thursday, April 10

Audio-visual show

Four members of the Sarnia Photographic Club will show works from recent projects at the Sarnia Library Theatre, starting 7 p.m. Subjects include India, the Galapagos, Newfoundland and morning. Free will donations accepted for Sarnia-Lambton Parkinsons Support Group. For more call 519-337-4119, or [email protected]

Lunch and Learn

Three brief presentations to help young professionals will be offered over lunch at the Chamber of Commerce boardroom, 556 Christina St. N., from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost, $15, includes lunch. To register, call 519-336-2400 or visit

Friday, April 11

Benefit concert

Local band Painkiller Jane takes the stage, the fifth in a concert series benefitting Noelle’s Gift. Stoke’s Bay Grill and Bar, 485 Harbour Rd., starting 9:30 p.m. No cover charge. Jar available for donations to the cause.

Comedy Show

Good Night and May God Bless is a family-friendly tribute to comedian and clown Red Skelton, performed by Tom Mullica. The Imperial Theatre show is part of a 28-city Ontario tour.  Showtime 7 p.m. Tickets, $42, are available at the theatre Box Office. For more, 519-344-7469,

Two-day Rummage Sale

Spring rummage and garage sale, Central United Church, corner of Brock and George, 12 noon to 2 p.m. on Friday, and 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday. Gently-used spring and summer clothing, jewellery, dishes and other household items, collectibles, books, small appliances, toys, craft table, knitting supplies, sporting goods, plants, with 100 volunteers participating.

Two-Day Rummage Sale

Spring rummage sale featuring gently-used clothing, household items and more organized by the United Church Women at Dunlop United Church, in the gym. From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, and 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday. All welcome. No admission charge. Enter off Hall Street parking lot.

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