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What's Happening, week of Dec. 24

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.

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 a phone number or website where readers can obtain more information. Email notices to [email protected].

Saturday, Dec. 27

SLACon 2014

A free multimedia convention featuring anime, manga, science fiction, fantasy, horror and comic books with costuming, discussion panels, gaming, artists and films. This year’s theme: "Doctor Who Versus Godzilla.” Sarnia Library, 124 Christina St., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more, call 519-337-3291

Monday, Dec. 29


The Sarnia Library offering a free screening of the animated movie Frozen, the G-rated story of Elsa who learns to deal with her great and powerful gifts. 7 p.m. For more information, call 519-337-3291

Wednesday, Dec. 31

New Year’s Party

Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 62, hosting a New Year’s Eve party with a roast beef buffet at 6 p.m. and dance from 8 p.m. to 1 p.m. 286 North Front St. Tickets $30, couples $50, should be purchased in advance. For more, call Anne at 519-381-8775 or [email protected]

New Year’s Dance

Presented by the Point Edward Optimist Club, featuring entertainment by the Rick Steeves Band. 210 Monk St., 8 p.m. to 2 a.m., shuttle service available, light lunch at midnight. Tickets, $20, available by calling Dan at 519-330-8115 or Andy at 519-542-1154.

Thursday, Jan. 1 

President’s Levy

Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 62, hosting the President’s Levy. Starts at 2 p.m. with music by Mid Life Crisis from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. For more, call Anne at 519-381-8775 or [email protected]

New Year’s Day Run

Sarnia Roadrunners holding a seven kilometre run starting at 1 p.m. Cost is $5, pre-registration not required. All welcome. Starts at the Animal Farm in Canatara Park and proceeds along Lakeshore Road, and back to park. For more, visits to [email protected]

Friday, Jan. 2

Writing Contest

The annual Alzheimer Society of Sarnia-Lambton “letters to your loved ones” writing contest begins. All ages welcome, cash prizes, $20 entry fee for adults. Deadline for entries is April 30. Contest rules at For more, call Shannon at 519-332-4444

Art Exhibit

Opening of a show and sale of paintings by Ryan Taylor together with live music by Erica and Sara & The Guys at the Cheeky Monkey, as part of Sarnia’s First Friday cultural walkabout. 130 Christina St. North, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more, call 519-332-0978

Comedy Night

Comedian Dave Merheje returns to Sarnia to headline a night of comedy at Stokes Bay, 485 Harbour Rd., starting at 9 p.m. Tables of four for $50. For more, call 519-337-8466

Saturday, Jan. 3

Smurfs 2

The Sarnia Library children’s department offering two free screenings of the G-rated animated movie Smurfs 2, in which the Smurfs have to rescue Smurfette from an evil wizard, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and again from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information, call 519-337-3291

Sunday, Jan. 4

Tai Chi

The Sarnia branch of FLK – Taoist Tai Chi hosting an open house at the Lochiel Kiwanis Community Centre, 180 College Ave. North, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. For more, call 519-344-0346

Thursday, Jan. 8

Eating Resolutions

The Rapids Family Health Team continues its “food and you” series with a free seminar on New Year’s eating resolutions.  233 Cameron St. in Corunna, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. To register, call 519-813-9800

Friday, Jan. 9

Rebound programs

Today is the deadline to sign up for Sarnia-Lambton Rebound youth programs. The programs, which begin the week of Jan. 13, help youth improve their communication, decision-making, goal-setting, self-esteem and other life skills. For ages eight to 24. For more, contact Stephanie at 519-344-2841, or email [email protected]

Youth Dance

A dance for youth ages eight to 14 supervised by the Boys and Girls Club, at the Lochiel Kiwanis Centre, 180 College Ave. North, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. D.J., door prizes, snacks available. Cost $5. Please see if dance is full before dropping off child. For more call 519-337-3651, or visit

Saturday, Jan. 10

Lights Takedown

Volunteers needed to help take down Celebration of Lights displays in Centennial Park. Meet at the Dow People Place, registration begins at 9 a.m., with lunch and beverages provide. Students can have their volunteer hours documented. Dress appropriately. For more, email [email protected] or call Paula at 519-344-8422

Tuesday, Jan. 13

Quilts of Valour

Workshop for quilters and all interested persons in the upper room of the Sarnia Legion, 286 Front St., from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Bring your sewing machine and fabric to make and sash Quilts of Valour blocks, to be used for wounded veterans. For more, call 519-869-2036

Friday, Jan. 16

Annual Book Sale

Three-day book sale at the Bayside Centre (south end), 150 Christina St., hosted by the Rotary Club of Sarnia Bluewaterland. Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more, contact Jean at 519-344-6908

Saturday, Jan. 17

Girl Rising

The Sarnia Justice Film Festival’s third offering of the season is Girl Rising, a feature film about the power of education to change the lives of girls in the developing world. Sarnia Library Theatre, 7 p.m., followed by discussion. Admission free, donations gladly accepted. For more, visit

Sunday, Jan. 18

Art Show Opening

New exhibition called ‘World of Fantasy’ opening at Gallery in the Grove featuring the work of the late Canadian artist Anna P. Baker. 2618 Hamilton Rd. in Bright’s Grove.  Monday to Thursday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., weekends 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more, call 519-869-4643

Monday, Jan. 19

Living with COPD

Free ten-week education and exercise program offered by the Rapids Family Health Team for people living with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Runs Mondays and Thursdays at the UNIFOR union hall, 900 Devine St. For more and progam times, call 519-339-8949, ext. 151.

Tuesday, Jan. 20

Central Forum

Mike Hurry, executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters Sarnia-Lambton, shares his experiences of travelling through East Africa at discussion series, 10 a.m., Central United Church, 220 Brock St. Tickets $2. For more, call 519-344-4561

Wednesday, Jan. 21


In support of the local MS Society, featuring pizza from four local pizzerias and live entertainment. Tickets $10 for three slices. Takeout available. Royal Canadian Legion hall, 286 Front Street North, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. For more, call 519-332-4015 or email [email protected]

Saturday, Jan. 24

Benefit Fundraiser

At Union Station Bar & Grill, for the family of Jason Miller, who died following an Oct. 25 industrial explosion on Scott Road. 900 Devine St., 4 p.m. to closing. Tickets $10. For more, call 519-383-0506

Tuesday, Jan. 27

Central Forum

Jane Hunter and Darryn Doull discuss the evolution of the Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery at the central forum discussion series, 10 a.m., Central United Church, 220 Brock St. Tickets $2. For more, call 519-344-4561

Saturday, Jan. 31

Yuk Yuk’s

Point Edward Optimists hosting a stand-up comedy night with Rob Bebenek, Sheila Edwards and headliner Jeff McEnery. Point Edward Community Centre. Tickets, $50, includes prime rib dinner at 7 p.m., show at 9 p.m. For more, call Dan at 519-330-8115

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