First Friday, December 2nd

Learning for Life Writing Challenge at the Sarnia Library 6 – 6:45 PM, Pre-Registration Required

Learning for Life – Writing Challenge at the Sarnia Library Friday, December 02: 6:00pm – 6:45pm Put your writing skills to the test by trying our monthly challenges, then join our in-person discussion for an informal chat about the entries. Registration is required. Register in person or on the Lambton County Libraries website: https://lclibrary.libnet.info/event/7095054 See more events at the Lambton County Libraries on their calendar: https://lclibrary.libnet.info/events

Handmade for the Holidays Opening 6 – 9 PM and Rhonda Melanson Book Launch with Missy Burgess 7 – 8:30 PM at the Lawrence House

Opening In the Main Gallery we will be hosting another members show. Although there is no specific theme, we are calling it “Handmade for the Holidays”. We are always surprised and delighted to see what comes in from our talented members and how the exhibit comes together. Be assured it will be colourful and creative! In the Turret Room, we are excited to welcome Rhonda Melanson, a local poet and teacher, reading from her second poetry chapbook “My Name is Mary”. She will be accompanied by local singer/songwriter Missy Burgess. Books and CD’s will be available for purchase. Put a

Rhonda Melanson My Name is Mary Book Launch at the Lawrence House 7 – 8:30 PM

Rhonda Melanson would like to happily announce the publication of her second poetry chapbook of poetry called “My Name is Mary”, published by Alien Buddha Press. Comprised of twenty-one poems, this collection is written in the voice of Mother Mary and is a not so religious accounting of her life and the life of her most famous child. Many readers may be skeptical of reading something with a religious theme. Don’t be. Rhonda has tried to give voice to a woman who is incredibly tough, intelligent, a mother and mentor as well as someone who fights hard for a just

Bluewater Chamber Players 6:30 – 7:30 PM + 3 Ongoing Exhibitions to Explore at the JNAAG, Open till 9 PM

Bluewater Chamber Players perform at the Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery 6:30-7:30 PM in the front lobby Tessa Catton, Barbara Armstrong, Jackie Pritchard, Dan Sonier, Caitlin Mason The Bluewater Chamber Players will be selling tickets tickets for their next performance at the Sarnia Library on December 18th  at 2:30 PM @Bluewaterchamberplayers http://www.armstrongsmusic.ca/bcplivemusic.html Continuing exhibitions to visit: Re View: 10 Year Anniversary On view until January 21, 2023 Darla Fisher-Odjig Beneath the Mask: Symbols as a Healing Phenomenon On view until March 18, 2023 Skawennati From Skyworld to Cyberspace On view until March 18, 2023 Open First Friday until 9:00 PM

Christmas In The Courtyard – Holiday Market 4 to 8 PM at The Tin Fiddler

We’ll be turning our patio back into a winter wonderland with loads of local vendors, festive activities, and drinks! 146 Christina St N, from 4-8pm ❄️ Our neighbours are joining back in on the fun this year, with additional vendors all throughout ALL THREE floors of the downtown market right next door, and open houses from Canopy Wellness, Seventh Rayn Design, Julie Ward Insurance, Health Counselling & Therapy, and more! ❄️ Bluewater Tattoo is also getting in on the fun, and will be hosting their Flash Friday during the same hours of our market! ❄️ Hayden Melon playing outside during

Live Music with Daphne’s Demise at Greens 6pm – 8pm

Sarnia’s only Plant Based Restaurant is ready to celebrate the Holiday Season with Downtown! -Live Music with Daphne’s Demise 6pm – 8pm -Sun in Scorpio is our Feature Artist for December -Donations accepted for The Giving Bench (warm clothing) -Salt Dough ornament decorating ALL DAY for families. -Community Tree Decorating on the patio with outdoor seating. http://www.greenscafe.ca/ 196 Christina Street, North 519.491.6366