Five things to do

Mountains of snow fell on Sarnia-Lambton this week and it looks like it is going to stay around for awhile. Don’t let the cold and snow get you down! There are plenty of great things to do in Sarnia-Lambton this weekend!

Enjoy the Snow!

This one is easy advice: get outside and enjoy the snow! Bundle up and revisit your youth! Build a snowman, make snow angels, have a snowball fight! Take the kids to Centennial Park and let them sled down the hills! This is a great, free way to entertain the kids and get them outside! Follow up by stopping in at one of our great local coffee shops such as The Coffee Lodge, Blackwater or Coffee Culture and have a nice warm hot chocolate.

Christmas Story at Imperial Theatre

This Friday, December 15 is the opening night of the Imperial Theatre’s latest musical offering: The Christmas Story. The show is based on the iconic 1983 movie, A Christmas Story, set in Indiana in the 1940s. Half of the show’s 40 cast members are age 16 or younger. The story follows a young boy’s quest to unwrap a Red Ryder BB gun on Christmas morning. Tickets and showtimes available from the Imperial box office at (519) 344-7469, and online at www.imperialtheatre.net.

Christmas Music

The Lawrence House hosts a series of concerts that showcase the musical talent in the Sarnia-Lambton area. This weekend, local musicians Jen Brace and Missy Burgess take the stage, where they will perform songs of Christmas, accompanied by their guitars. There will be two shows: Friday, December 15 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, December 17, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Space is limited and tickets for each concert are $10 available for purchase at www.imperialtheatre.net or directly from the Lawrence House.

Just Beat It: Benefit for Tara Gunn

On Saturday, December 16 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at The Station Music Hall is a fundraiser for community member Tara Gunn. Tara was diagnosed with Stage 4 Breast Cancer that has metastasized to her bones. In an attempt to help with her treatment and aid her family during these tough times, the event will raise money for treatment and expenses. To read more about Tara’s story,  please visit Tara’s GoFundMe page at: https://www.gofundme.com/justbeatit. The event will include raffles, silent auction, good, and local entertainment from such bands as The HJ’s and Aaron Vansickle. For more information, please contact Heather Denning by email at heatherdenning@hotmail.com.

Meet a Princess

This Saturday, December 16 from 1 p.m to 2 p.m. is the grand opening of Kira’s Enchanted Princess Parties at their new permanent location at 2109 London Line. The grand opening will feature a performance with The Ice Queen. Kids can join her for a sing and dance along, story time, picture opportunity and lots of time for a meet and greet! Every child will receive a snowflake ornament from Elsa to bring home and hang on their tree. Tickets are limited.  Children 2 and under (accompanied by an adult) are free, and tickets can be purchased at Eventbrite. Call (519) 330-7608 for more information.

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