CLUBS & GROUPS
?Page Turners (formerly the Next Chapter Book Club) offers adults with differing abilities a weekly opportunity beginning Tuesday, Jan. 8, 1 - 2 p.m. for to read and learn together, talk about books, make friends and have fun in a relaxed community setting at the Ladner Pioneer Library, 4683-51st St.
?On Wednesday, Jan. 9 at 7 p.m. at Tsawwassen Library, Go Green Delta book and Film group presents a Canadian film The Clean Bin Project. A Vancouver couple, Jen and Grant, try to live consumer and waste free for a whole year. This award-winning documentary looks at larger issues of garbage in North America, featuring interviews, and it is done with optimism, humour and inspiration. Suitable for all ages and all welcome.
?A healthy relationships and stress management group starts Jan. 10 at Deltassist, 9097-120th St., North Delta. The 12-week group runs Thursday evenings and a pre-screening interview before group participation is required. Cal 604-594-3455 ext. 110.
?The successful Parent-Child Mother Goose program shares traditional rhymes, songs and stories as tools to strengthen the bond between both parent and child, newborn to 15 months. Fridays at 12: 30 p.m., Jan. 11 - March 15 at Ladner Early Childhood Development Hub, 2055000 Bridge St. Call the Ladner Pioneer Library at 604-946-6215 to register. Also, Fridays at 10 a.m., Jan. 11 - March 15 at Tsawwassen Library, 1321A - 56 St. Call 604943-2271 to register.
?Get comfortable using the Internet. Cyber Saturdays is a drop-in, hands-on class beginning Jan. 12, 9 - 10 a.m. at the Tsawwassen Library, 1321A 56th St.
?Canadian Mental Health Association Delta offers a Depression/Bi-Polar Support Group for individuals with depression/bi-polar or experiencing symptoms on the second and fourth Monday of every month: 7 to 9 p.m. The group will recommence on Monday, Jan. 14.
?Learn how to load library books onto your eReader on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 7 - 8: 30 p.m. in a eBook Workshop at the Ladner Pioneer Library, 468351st St. Note: At this time, Canadian library eBooks cannot be loaded to a Kindle.
?Learn how to load library books onto your eReader on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 7 - 8: 30 p.m. in a eBook Workshop at the Tsawwassen Library, 1321A 56 St.
?Register for Make-Up Artistry for Teens to learn proper make-up application techniques on Saturday, Jan. 26, 11 a.m. - noon at the Tsawwassen Library, 1321A 56 St. Class is limited to eight students. Call the Information Desk at 604-943-2271 to register.
?Calling all teens between the ages of 12 and 19! If you love to play board games, come to the Tsawwassen Library, 1321A 56th St. on Saturday, Jan. 26 at 1 p.m. for a fun afternoon of pizza and games supplied by Imperial Hobbies.
?Delta Parks and Recreation partners with FVRL to present a free one-hour Storytime and Craft program (there is a small drop-in fee for the craft portion) at the Tsawwassen Arts Centre, 1172-56th St., on the last Wednesday of the month, 2 - 3 p.m. January's theme: Snow.
?Storytimes return to your local Delta library during the second week of January. At Tsawwassen Library, 1321A 56th St., drop in at 10: 30 a.m. on Mondays for Babytime, and Fridays for Storytime. At Ladner Pioneer Library, 4683-51st St., drop in at 10: 30 a.m. on Wednesdays for Babytime, and Tuesdays for Storytime, with Pyjama Storytime beginning again on Wednesdays at 7 p.m.
?If you require individual help for basic computer, Internet and email questions, one-on-one instruction is available at the Tsawwassen Library, 1321A 56th St. Call the information desk at 604943-2271 to book a personalized appointment.
?South Delta Newcomers & Alumni meetings are held the third Thursday of each month at 7: 15 p.m. at the Kiwanis Longhouse at 1710-56th St., Tsawwassen. The club is for all women who have moved to Ladner, Tsawwassen or Point Roberts to introduce you to the community and help you make new friends. For more information contact Marie at email@example.com.
?Walking Group for the Bereaved - Drop-in group Wednesday mornings at 10 a.m. at the Centre for Supportive Care (4631 Clarence Taylor Crescent, Ladner). Gentle walk, rain or shine, suitable for people with mobility impairments, followed by refreshments and casual socialization.
Information and resources on grief and loss available. No registration required.
?Interested in volunteering? Enjoy making new friends and contributing to an important charity. Opportunities for men, women and students at the Hospice Cottage Charity Shoppe in Tsawwassen available any day of the week and Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings. Special teams for books, recycling, customer service, cashiering, leadership and other. Call Sandy at 604-948-0660, ext 333 for more information.
?BC Guide Dog Services needs volunteers in Ladner to provide boarding homes for future guide dogs. The dog (already house-trained) will live with you for five to six months, and will generally be out training with a professional 8: 30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mon-Fri. Staff will pick up and drop off the dog. Dog food and vet expenses are covered. The dog must be accompanied by an adult on non-training days. Best suited to retirees, part-time workers, or at-home workers. For info: www.bcguidedog.com or email Linda.Thornton@ bcguidedog.com.
?Special Olympics B.C. Delta programs need some assistant coaches! Spring: Track and Field, Soccer, Softball and Golf. Special event and admin volunteers are needed too! Check our new website at www. sobcdelta.org for more info and contact e-mails.
?The Delta Photo Club meets every Wednesday at 7: 30 p.m. at the KinVillage Recreation Centre. Join photographers of all skills levels at these fun and informative weekly photo meetings. For further information, please contact Karoline at publicity@ deltaphotoclub.com or see www.deltaphotoclub.com.
?There will be a Christmas lunch on Tuesday, Dec. 25 at the McKee Seniors Recreation Centre. Seating at 11 a.m., lunch served at 11: 30 a.m. Turkey Dinner with all the trimmings. Members: $5. Guests: $12. Children under 12: $5. Call 604-946-1411.
?A New Year's Eve Buffet and Dance at KinVillage Community Centre, 543010th Ave., Tsawwassen, will be held Dec. 31. It costs $48 for members and $55 for non-members. Call 604943-2255.
?Cruising into 2013 on the SS McKee New Year's Eve Gala on Monday, Dec. 31.
Members: $30. Guests: $35. Happy hour & photos w/ship's captain: 5 - 6 p.m. (Bring your camera!) Buffet by Velma: 6 - 7 p.m. Dance to Sincerely Yours from 7 to 10 p.m.
?The Spirit Bear Quest, running until Dec. 31, is an exhibition of photographs by Ursula Easterbrook, documenting her journey to photograph a Spirit Bear in the Great Bear Rainforest of the B.C. central coast, starting in Tsawwassen, driving to Prince Rupert, flying to Hartley Bay and sailing to Bella Bella and then driving home. A reception, with slide show and tall tales, will be held Dec. 11, 7 - 8: 30 p.m. at Tsawwassen Library, 1321A 56th St.
?Artist Sanjoy K. Das presents "In Search of the Miraculous" at Tsawwassen Arts Centre until Jan. 7. Das' show is dedicated to the theme of "Development of Self." He uses vibrant colours and dynamic patterns in all his paintings to express the journey of self-realization.
?There is a call for entry for Delta Arts Council's artShots 2013, an exhibit from Feb. 6 to 13. Submission deadline: Jan. 18. Enter online with digital image submissions. More info at www.deltaartscouncil.ca/page/artshots.
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