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Week of April 14

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.
Whats Happening

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 [email protected]

Wednesday, Apr. 13

Books and Beer

Casual drop-in book discussion group for 20-30-year-olds happening 2nd Wednesday of every month at the Refined Fool, 137 Davis St., 8:30 p.m. No required reading list. For more, visit the Books and Beer Sarnia Facebook page or follow @booksbeersarnia on Twitter

Meatloaf Dinner

At Canon Davis Memorial Church, 380 Russell St. N., 5 p.m. Cost $15 adults, $7 children. To RSVP, call 519-344-9531

Red Dot Tours

At the Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, 147 Lochiel St., 12:30 p.m. Browse the gallery, find the red dot and hear a 15-minute talk on a work of art and intersecting topics. Free. For more, call 519-336-8127

Felt Painting

Adult workshop instructed by Jessica Butler at the Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, 147 Lochiel St., 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Learn basic felting techniques while creating a felted painting. $45 for members, $50 non-members. For more, call 519-336-8127

Thursday, April 14

Anger Management

Eight-week series to identify anger triggers and patterns and learn effective anger management skills. West Lambton Community Health Centre, 429 Exmouth St., 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays until June 2. To register, call 519-344-3017, ext. 237


Riverspeak Toastmasters holding an open house at the River City Community Centre, 260 Mitton St. N., 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. For more, call 519-381-6117 or visit

Classics and Canadiana

The Lambton Concert Band presents a ‘Classics & Canadiana’ concert at the Sarnia Library Auditorium, 124 Christina St. S., 7:30 p.m. Tickets, $12 adults or $6 children, available at door or by emailing [email protected]. For more, e-mail [email protected]

Open House

Riverspeak Toastmasters holding an Open House at the River City Community Centre, 260 Mitton St. N., at 7 p.m. For more, call Dianne at 519-381-6117, or visit

Friday, April 15

Quarter Auction

At Grace United Church with proceeds supporting church activities. 990 Cathcart Blvd., doors open 6 p.m., auction starts 7 p.m. Tickets $5, additional paddles $2. Food for sale, free beverages. For more, call Pauline at 519-339-9763, or the church at 519-542-1203

Beginning Experience

A Beginning Experience weekend program offered to help people who have lost a spouse by death, separation or divorce work through their grief. For more, call 519-331-8859 or visit

Garage Sale

Central United Church’s spring rummage and garage sale on the corner of Brock St. and George St., 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, and 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday. Includes clothing, jewelry, household items, collectibles, books, small appliances and plants. For more, call 519-869-2017

Living With Diabetes

Rapids Family Health Team offering free workshop providing a general overview on living well with diabetes. 233 Cameron St., Corunna, 9:30 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949. Class also offered April 19

Healthy Habits for Kids

Cooking and activity program at Lighthouse Community Church, 152 Parker St., 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. for kids 5-8, and 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. for ages 9-12. Register at or 226-776-9030

Garage Sale

At Central United Church, 220 George St., 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Includes clothing, dishes, household items, small appliances, sporting goods, tools and more. Also on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. For more, call 519-344-4561

Colour & Clay

For ages 6-12 at the Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, 147 Lochiel St., 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost $50 members, $55 non-members. Bring a lunch. For more, call 519-336-8127

Saturday, April 16


A difficult, 3-hour hike on the Ausable Trail. Meet at Bright’s Grove Shopping Plaza, 1200 Lakeshore Rd., 8:30 a.m. For more, call John at 519-869-6524

Smart Serve Training

To encourage responsible alcohol service and consumption, Lambton Public Health offering free Smart Serve training. Participants must be 18 or turning 18 this year. At Lambton Public Health, 160 Exmouth St., Point Edward, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Call 519-383-8331, ext. 3526 to register.

Record Store Day

Ninth annual celebration of local independent business at the Cheeky Monkey, featuring live music with the Borderlite Trio, food, giveaways and new music releases. 130 Christina St. N., 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For more call Roland or Mary Anne at 519-332-0978

Spring Auction

Spring Auction of the Sarnia Aquarium Society held in the gym of Sarnia Christian School, 2173 Exmouth St., 11 a.m. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. Auction items include thousands of fish, aquariums, live plants, tank supplies, literature, etc. For more, call Jack at 519-542-8282 or Wayne at 519-674-3192

Law of Attraction

The day features key speakers discussing how to use the Law of Attraction and creating your own vision board. Loyal Order of Moose, 874 Phillip St., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Light snacks, coffee, tea and water provided. Tickets $25, available at door or by calling Michele at 519-312-0907 or e-mail [email protected]

Pancake Breakfast

Hosted by Huron House Boys’ Home staff and youth at the Farmers’ Market, 110 Proctor St., 6:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. For more, visit

Artist Series

Photographer and artist Toni Hafkenscheid offers an understanding of how to photograph your own artwork. Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, 147 Lochiel St., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bring refreshments and a digital SLR camera. $75 members, $80 non-members. To register, call 519-336-8127, ext. 3223 or e-mail [email protected] Basic Photoshop experience required.

Sunday, April 17

Canoe and Kayak

Easy, 4-hour beginners outing at Pinery Provincial Park. Meeting at Bright’s Grove Shopping Plaza, 1200 Lakeshore Rd., 10 a.m. For more, call John at 519-869-2047. Call if you don’t have a canoe or kayak.

Art Exhibition

Local artist Laura Mclean hosts opening of her “FACES” exhibition with a reception at the Lawrence House Centre of the Arts, in the turret room, 127 Christina St. S., 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Rxhibit runs to April 29th, Wednesday to Sunday weekly. For more, call 519-332-1197 or visit

Lunches 4 Learning

Turkey dinner and homemade dessert fundraiser at Grace United Church, 990 Cathcart Blvd., 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets, $15 adults, $7 ages 13-16, free for kids 12 and under. Tickets at the office or call 519-542-1203. Limited seat. For more, call Pauline at 519-339-9763.


Workshop on gears, bike maintenance and road safety. Meet at Newton Park Centre on McCrie St., 9:15 a.m. All levels welcome. About 4 hours. Helmets mandatory. For more, call John at 519-542-8905 or Norm at 519-336-1411.

Spring Hymn Sing

At Huron Baptist Church, 1285 Michigan Ave., 6:30 p.m. All welcome. Free. For more, call 519-542-4581 or e-mail [email protected]

Arts at St. Bart’s

Arts at St. Bart's presents ‘April in Paris’ with Soprano Mary Abma. At The Church of Saint Bartholomew, 718 Cathcart Blvd., 3 p.m. Tickets $15, available at church office Tuesday-Friday from 8:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. For more, call 519-383-6933

JNAAG Family Sunday

Explore motion by creating your own working race car. Explore how a rubber band can send your car racing. Instructed by Tara DiMuzio. Free, open to all ages. Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, 147 Lochiel St., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. For more, call 519-336-8127

Monday, April 18


For parents of children ages 1 to 6, ‘Children See, Children Learn’ deals with real life situations and positive parenting. With a public health nurse. Camlachie United Church OEYC, 6745 Camlachie Rd., 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Free. To register, call 519-786-6161, ext. 9226

Seniors Talk

Painting and décor expert Leanne Fera will discuss “recreating treasures” at the Fairwinds Lodge speaker series. Free, all welcome, 11 a.m., 1218 Michigan Ave. For more, call 519-542-8814

Bus Trip

Final day to register for May 4 Gallery in the Grove bus trip to Art Gallery of Hamilton. $85 per person for friends of the gallery, $95 for others. Includes transportation, admission, guided exhibition tour, and lunch at Ancaster Mill. To reserve a seat, e-mail [email protected]. To pay, bring or mail payment to arrive at the Gallery by April 20.

Free Pap Clinic

The Nurse Practitioners at Rapids Family Health Team offering a free pap test. Call 519-339-8949 to book your appointment. All results are forwarded to your primary care provider.

Knee Acupuncture

Twin Bridges NPLC offering a free, 6-week knee acupuncture clinic on Mondays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. For more, call 226-776-9030

Tuesday, April 19

Diabetes Prevention

Rapids Family Health Team offering a free workshop for people at high risk of developing diabetes at 1150 Pontiac Dr., 9:30 a.m. Must pre-register by calling 519-339-8949

Lung Disease

Free 10-week education and exercise program offered twice weekly for people living with lung disease. Classes at Lighthouse Church, 152 Parker St. Call 519-339-8949 to register.

Sleeping Giant

Free showing of the Canadian Screen award-winning film Sleeping Giant, presented by the South Western International Film Festival at the Sarnia Library Theatre, 7 p.m., followed by Q&A with star Jackson Martin of London. Admission free; donation appreciated. For more, call 647-992-8944

Wednesday, April 20

Newcomers’ Cooking

Free cooking class at the YMCA Learning and Career Centre, 660 Oakdale Ave., 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. All skill levels welcome. To register, call 519-344-3017, ext. 277

Appreciation Night

Sarnia-Lambton chapter of the Kidney Foundation celebrates its 31st anniversary with refreshments, volunteer recognition and cash bar, 7 p.m. at the Quality Inn, 751 Christina St. N. For more, call Elaine at 519-344-3462


Trish Symons of the Niagara Escarpment will discuss how to update your garden and say goodbye to old plants and practices at a meeting of the Sarnia Horticultural Society. Redeemer Christian Reformed Church, 5834 Blackwell Sideroad. $3 non-members. For more, call Barb at 519-332-5837

Thursday, April 21

Baby Feeding

Information on feeding your 6-12 month old baby at Twin Bridges NPLC, 109 Crawford St., 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Register at or call 226-776-9030

Cancer Society Luncheon

Chili Luncheon at Corunna Legion, 350 Albert St., 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Cost $6 to eat in, $5 for take out. Tickets available at door or by calling 519-862-1240

Lecture Series

In this two-part lecture, geologist Patricia Corcoran and artist Kelly Jazvac will discuss their fieldwork, research, and artistic outputs of plastiglomerate, a new stone identified by their research team. Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, 147 Lochiel St., 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Cost $18 members, $20 non-members. For more, call 519-336-8127

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