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What's Happening, week of Oct. 23

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].

Wednesday, October 22

Money Works

The Goodwill Career Centre hosting a free one-day workshop offering tools to help anyone better understand and manage their personal finances. 1249 London Rd., 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. To register, call 519-332-4333

 Thursday, Oct. 23

Global Warming and Electricity Prices

Peter R. Smith will deliver a presentation outlining Canada’s peformance in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and Ontario’s attempt to cut emissions at the

fall meeting of the Professional Engineers Ontario-Lambton Chapter, 6 p.m. at the Best Western Guildwood Inn in Point Edward. RSVP by Oct. 20 by contacting Phil at 519-481-1221

Suicide Prevention Forum

The Sarnia Lambton Registered Nurses Association and North Lambton CHC are hosting a community forum on suicide prevention, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Lambton College Event Centre. Free, but donations for local suicide prevention committee welcome.To register, contact Alana at [email protected] or 519-333-7560

Friday, Oct. 24

Comedy Night

Big Fish Steak and Lounge hosts two dinner and comedy nights on Friday and Saturday featuring some of Canada’s top comedy acts, including Trixx, Adam Jamal and Ryan Hillis, 1717 London Line. Tickets, $75, includes prime rib dinner, available at Big Fish and Lekoz. Book at 519-542-5553

Beef Stew Dinner

High Park United Church hosting a dinner with all proceeds to the Dominican Mission Trip, 1081 Brenchley St., 5 p.m. Tickets, $10, or $30 for two adults and two children, available by calling 519-336-9251

Rummage Sale

Dunlop United Church holding a two-day fall rummage sale featuring gently-used clothing, treasures, household items and more. 757 Rosedale Ave., Friday, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Enter off Hall Street lot. For more, call Sheila at 519-541-0449

Saturday, Oct. 25

Just Eat It

The Sarnia Justice Film Festival’s new season kicks off with Just Eat It, in which two filmmakers pledge to quit grocery shopping and survive only of food that would otherwise be thrown away. Sarnia Library Theatre, 7 p.m., followed by discussion. Admission free, donations gladly accepted. For more, visit

Fiery Faces Family Day

Fiery Faces’ annual Halloween-themed family day featuring face painting, cookie decorating, crafts, games, and a Gunk N Dunk at Degroot’s Nurseries, 1840 London Line, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Note: other Fiery Faces events, including the pumpkin viewing, have moved to Wyoming Fairgrounds this year. For more, visit


The Rebekah Assembly of Ontario hosting a bingo to raise funds to send one high school students on an all-expense paid trip to the United Nations. Bingo and door prizes (no cash prizes). Must be 18 or older. All Saints Anglican Church, 498 Lyndock St., Corunna, 7 p.m. For more, contact Dianne at 519-337-1899

Choral Workshop

Christian songwriters Don Besig and Nancy Price will lead a choral workshop at Grace United Church, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration, $70, includes six choral arrangements, all workshops, lunch and optional participation in a massed choir concert. $60 before Sept. 25.  Visit for more or to register.

Used Book Sale

A selection of used books will be available at St. Giles Presbyterian Church, 770 Lakeshore Rd. from 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon. For more, call 519-542-2253

Fall Bazaar

Bluewater Country’s annual Fall Bazaar includes crafts, bake table, white elephant items, books, puzzles, Christmas items and more, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 5700 Blackwell Sideroad. No admission charge. For more, call Joan at 519-541-9701 or Cecilia at 519-541-9890

Bonanza Sale

Lambton County Christian Academy holding a giant baby-to-teen sale featuring clothing and footwear, dress up costumes, maternity wear, toys, strollers, playpens, etc., at the Salvation Army gym, 970 Confederation St., from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon. Part of the proceeds will be going to Lambton County Christian Academy. For more, contact Cindy at 519-344-3283

Halloween Dance

A Ghoulish Affair of Orange & Black is a fundraiser for Goodwill Industries – Essex Kent Lambton, and the Lambton College Alumni Foundation. At Jack Doyle’s, 7 p.m. Tickets, $10, available by calling Heather at 519-333-6864, ext. 133

Stepping Up Men’s Event

Living Hope Christian Reformed Church one-day event challenges men to live courageous lives and encourages attendees to dig deep into the concept of biblical manhood. 1281 Exmouth St., 8 a.m., Cost, $2 includes workbook and food. Register by Oct. 19 at 519-491-6993

Church Bazaar

Point Edward Presbyterian Church hosting a bazaar with a tea room, bake table, white elephant table, frozen turkey, pies and deli. 306 Michigan Ave., 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  Admission $2, includes coffee and snack. For more, call 519-344-2536

Dance And Live Music

“Jump Jive Boogie Night” offers music from the ‘50s ‘60s and ‘70s by DJ² and Musical Memories with Janet, cash bar, homemade desserts. Tickets, $10, include tea and coffee. St Thomas Aquinas Church Hall, Champlain Road. Doors open 7:30, dance 8 p.m. All proceeds to Father Mukucha’s Congo Scholarship Fund. For tickets call JoAnne at 519-542-8826 or Janet at 519-402-3233

Church anniversary and cabaret

Central United Church celebrates its 182nd anniversary with a beef and turkey dinner at 6 p.m., followed by a cabaret performance, featuring soprano Leslie Andrew and pianist Marque Smith, at 7:30 p.m. $25 for dinner and cabaret, $10 cabaret alone. To reserve, call 344-4561 before Oct. 19th.  A worship service the following day at 10:30 a.m. is open to all.

Barbecue Dinner

St. Luke's United Church is hosting a barbecue pork dinner from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. 350 Indian Rd S

Meal includes pork, baked beans, vegetables, potatoes, coleslaw, buns, dessert and beverage. $13. For tickets, call 519-344-1781

Saturday, Oct. 25

Fall Bazaar

Annual Fall Bazaar at the St. Benedict’s Parish Centre featuring knitting, sewing, baking, deli, cakes, treasures, turkey pies, spring rolls, chili, sandwiches, etc. 1011 Oak Ave., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more email [email protected] or call 519-383-6461

Sunday, Oct. 26

Choral Concert

Massed choral concert feature the music of Christian songwriters/leaders Don Besig and Nancy Price, including the Lambton Youth Choir and participants from choral workshop the previous day.  Begins 2 p.m. 990 Cathcart Blvd. Tickets, $10, available at the door. For more contact Lori at 519-542-1203

Tuesday, Oct. 28


The Adult Fellowship Group of Grace United Church presents the annual Octoberfest celebration, 990 Cathcart Blvd. Dinner 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., including sausage on a roll, hotdogs and pie a la mode, (prices vary) with complementary coffee, tea or root beer. For more, call 519-542-1203

Wednesday, Oct. 29

Global Citizenship Summit

Organized by Lambton College’s international student department, the Global Citizenship Summit features guest speakers, a student event and foods from countries around the world. Tickets, $25 adults, $20 students, available at the door or by calling Amy at 519-542-7751, ext. 3579

Thursday, Oct. 30

United Way Book Sale

Steeves and Rozema Group organizing a book sale with all proceeds going to the local United Way. At the St. Clair Corporate Centre, 265 N. Front St., from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more, call Marci at 519-344-8829, ext.365

Lambton Concert Band

The Lambton Concert Band presents Century Tunes, 7:30 p.m. at the Sarnia Library Auditorium. Celebrating 100 years of music in Sarnia-Lambton, includes a curated collection of historic photos and memorabilia of Concert Bands by Norm Sutherland. Tickets available from members, at the door or by emailing [email protected]

 Friday, Oct. 31

Halloween Party

Stokes Bay hosting a Halloween costume party featuring popular local band Rumblefish, 485 Harbour Road. Band start around 9:30 p.m., with no cover charge. For more, call 519-337-8466

 Saturday, Nov. 1

Polish Bazaar

Organized by the Queen of Peace CWL, the bazaar features pierogis made with potato and cheese, cabbage rolls, polish sauerkraut (beegos) and homemade baked goods. Hot brunch or take out. Polish Hall, 173 Exmouth St., from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For more, call Donna at 519-481-0230

Christmas Bazaar

Relay for Life “Hope for A Cure” Christmas bazaar and craft sale at Clearwater Arena featuring vendors, gift ideas, baked goods, food concession, door prizes and children’s events. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., $2 donation entry. For more, call Kim at 519-330-5068 or email [email protected]

Candle Glow Bazaar

Popular annual church bazaar featuring turkey pies, cabbage rolls, baked goods, books, jewelry, attic treasures, “Dr. Bob’s Delights” and a Girl Guide craft table, High Park United Church, 1081 Brenchley St.

9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more, call 519-336-9251

Fall Benefit Concert

The Sursum Corda Christian Male Chorus will present a benefit concert featuring duets, instrumentals and participation by students of Sarnia Christian School, at First Christian Reformed Church, 1105 Exmouth St., 7:30 p.m. Free, with an offering taken to benefit the school.

United Way Dinner

The 'Locally Lambton Dinner' featuring local foods at the Lambton Inn, 5:30 p.m. All proceeds from the buffet to the United Way of Sarnia-Lambton's 2014 campaign. Only 225 tickets available. $45 per person, $85 for couple. For more, call 519-336-5452 ext. 0