Coming events

CLUBS AND GROUPS

South Delta Newcomers Club welcomes Joni Wright and Debbi McKenzie to its Thursday, Nov. 15 meeting to talk about how the Little House Society addresses substance use disorder issues for individuals, families, youth, senior, small businesses, large employers and the community at large. Meeting starts at 7:15 p.m. at the Kiwanis Longhouse, 1710-56th St., Tsawwassen.

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Delta Model Railway Club will meet in its new location (1249-56th St. in the Tsawwassen Town Centre Mall) on Friday, Nov. 16 from 7 to 10:30 p.m. All are welcome, HO and N scale model trains. Please enter from the breezeway between Thrifty Foods and the mall. Visit www.DeltaModelRailwayClub.com for more information.

A Parkinson’s support group meeting will be held on Monday, Nov. 19 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at KinVillage in Tsawwassen. The group is for people living with Parkinson's and/or the people who care for them. For more information call Gloria at 604-948-0156.

South Delta Garden Club welcomes Nancy Moore to speak about Year Round Interest in Your Garden on Tuesday, Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. at Ladner Christian Reformed Church, 4594-54A St. Guests are $5 (may be applied to $20 annual membership).

Ambassadors-Tsawwassen Mills Toastmasters Club meets every second, third and fourth Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. Confused about the referendum on electoral reform? Come to the next meeting, Tuesday, Nov. 20, to hear Ryan Campbell and Nicholas Wong, two subject matter experts, discuss the two voting system options: proportional representation and first-past-the-post. Club meets at Tsawwassen Mills Training Room (enter at Entrance 4, turn left past Old Navy and it's located on the left between Yogibo and Karma Athletics). 

The Probus Club of South Delta, a non-profit club for retired and semi-retired people who wish to gather with others to enjoy learning and fellowship, will hold its monthly meeting at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 21 at the Coast Tsawwassen Inn. Peter Duffy will talk about the history and future of supersonic airplanes. Guests are welcome. Call Dick Williams at 604-940-6542 for information. 

The Canadian Federation of University Women South Delta meets the fourth Tuesday of the month at the Benediction Lutheran Church, 5575-6th Ave., Tsawwassen, at 7:15 p.m. With monthly guest speakers and interest groups, the club is dedicated to the promotion of education and improvement of the status of women. New members are always welcome. Call Cheryl 604-943-4634 or Paula 778-434-2227.

Do you enjoy knitting or crochet? Would you like to get together with like-minded people to share ideas, techniques and good conversation? Knit & Stitch is offered at all three Delta libraries. It runs Mondays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Ladner Pioneer Library, Wednesdays from 7 to 8 p.m. at Tsawwassen Library and Fridays from 2 to 4 p.m. at George Mackie Library. All ages and abilities are welcome. 

Family Games Afternoon runs every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. until Dec. 8 at the Tsawwassen Library. Unplug and reconnect with your family by playing board games. Enjoy one of the many games provided by the library or bring your favourites.

Want to practice your Spanish? Intermediate level Spanish conversation meetings take place in South Delta every Tuesday at 7 p.m. They alternate between the Tsawwassen and Ladner Pioneer libraries. For more information call Aidan at 604-256-4412.

The Knitting Sisters, who knit and crochet for charities, meet as a drop-in from 10 a.m. to noon on the first and third Saturdays of the month at McKee Seniors Recreation Centre in Ladner. New members are needed and welcomed. Donations of yarn and/or finished articles are also welcomed. For more information call Brenda 604-868-6915 or e-mail brenda.ruby@icloud.com.

Delta Hospice Society offers a Drop-In Relaxation Circle, led by a music therapist, for those living with cancer or serious illness, as well as their family members and friends, every Tuesday from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Centre for Supportive Care, 4631 Clarence Taylor Cres., Ladner. Program is complimentary.

The Canadian Lifeboat Institution is interviewing potential volunteers to serve as crew or support personnel for its Delta Lifeboat. Professional training is given in seamanship, navigation, medical, and search and rescue techniques. Contact John at 604-760-5218 for more information.

SENIORS

A Modelers Club meets at McKee Seniors Recreation Centre Tuesdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Members build models of all scales, discuss the hobby, and share tips and secrets. Members must have a current McKee membership.

McKee Seniors Recreation Centre is hosting a special holiday luncheon on Friday, Nov. 30 from noon to 2 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by Liz & Steve. Tickets on sale Nov. 5. Members are $14; non-members are $16.

McKee Seniors Recreation Centre is hosting a wine and cheese concert with Delta Music Makers on Sunday, Dec. 9 from 2 to 4 p.m. Tickets on sale Nov. 19. Members are $7, non-members are $9.

McKee Seniors Recreation Centre is hosting an opioids information workshop on Wednesday, Dec. 12 at 11 a.m. Register at the centre.

McKee Seniors Recreation Centre is holding a Christmas variety show on Friday, Dec. 14 from 7 to 9 p.m. Admission by donation.

McKee Seniors Recreation Centre is holding a Christmas Day luncheon on Tuesday, Dec. 25. Doors open at 11 a.m. Delicious hot turkey meal. Members cost $13, non-members are $15.

FUNDRAISERS

Open Space Yoga, 4880 Delta St., Ladner, is hosting Shopping Day for Hospice on Saturday, Nov. 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. featuring local artisans, jewelry makers and food vendors. Twenty per cent of sales go to the Delta Hospice Society, with the exception of Potters for Hospice and Central Avenue Publishing, which are donating 100 per cent of their sales.

Hospice Cottage Charity Shoppe, 1521-56th St., Tsawwassen, offers a great selection of small Christmas trees, books, decorations, holiday outfits and ugly Christmas sweaters. Also a great selection of snow wear for men, women and children.

SPECIAL EVENTS

The Vancouver Canary Club and Western Canada Budgerigar Association host the Western Bird Classic at the South Delta Recreation Centre Nov. 16 to 18. The event is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17 and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18.

All Saints Anglican Church, 4755 Arthur Dr., will hold its annual Poinsettia Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 17 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. It will feature baking, refreshments, crafts, silent auction, quilt raffle, books and jewelry for sale as well as fresh poinsettias. 

Dave Stevens and Diane Reid Stevens launch their third alphabet book, Eccentric Earthlings A-Z, at the Ladner Pioneer Library on Saturday, Nov. 17 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Their latest book shows an array of intriguing land creatures. Their first book, Weirdly Wonderful A-Z, presents water creatures and Amazing Airborne A-Z describes and illustrates flying creatures. All the books combine cartoon illustrations with facts and realistic drawings.

KinVillage Gigantic Garage Sale (indoors) will be held on Saturday, Nov. 17 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Vendor tables available for $10 each. Call 604-943-0225 or drop in to reception weekdays from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Bev Rafuse will have two tables selling children’s sweaters, hats and other knitted goods with all revenue going to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

All Saints Anglican Church, 4755 Arthur Dr., will hold its monthly community meal on Tuesday, Nov. 20 at 6 p.m.  The meal is open to everyone and is free of charge.

The 17th annual Light of Remembrance service will be held on Thursday, Nov. 22 at 7 p.m. at Cedar Park Church in Ladner. All are welcome to attend and honour the loss of a loved one. It will be an evening of candlelight, music and reflection. For more info contact Delta Funeral Home at 604-946-6040.

Ladner Lawn Bowling Club, 5128-47th Ave., is hosting a Christmas Bake Sale on Saturday, Nov. 24 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. High tea served and a raffle will be held.

St. David’s Anglican Church Christmas Craft Fair and Keen Footwear Sample Sale will be held on Saturday, Nov. 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Semi-annual sale of Keen and other brand footwear will be again part of the Boots, Books and Baking theme at St. David’s European-style Christkindlemarkt. Traditional German stollen available with morning coffee and tea in St David’s Café, which will also offer snacks and lunch. For more information see: www.stdavidsdelta.com.

Port Guichon Elementary Winter Market will be held on Saturday, Nov. 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Knitting, clothing, honey, crafts, books, cosmetics, jewelry, family photos, kids crafts, bake sale and many other things. Table rentals still available. Contact alisasayce@hotmail.com for more information.

Ladner United Church hosts a Christmas Village Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Crafts, baking, collectibles and a huge silent auction with fantastic baskets. Listen to the church’s choristers and enjoy a tasty lunch.

Creating Your Financial Roadmap will be held at the Ladner Pioneer Library on Tuesday, Nov. 27 and on Wednesday, Nov. 28 at the George Mackie Library. Both sessions will run from 6 to 7 p.m. The seminar will help you build a strong financial base.  Learn how to handle non-controllable events, ways to address controllable priorities and tips for creating your own financial roadmap.

Santa will be at Cammidge House in Boundary Bay Regional Park on Sunday, Dec. 2 between 1 and 3 p.m. A charming free event for the kiddies with an old-time appeal in a heritage house. Goodie bags for the children. Light refreshments. Hosted by the Boundary Bay Park Association. Call Elizabeth at 604-948-2601 for more information.

ARTS

The "Wander Inn" Cafe is open Saturday, Nov. 17 from 7 to 10 p.m. at Lighthouse Church, 5545 Ladner Trunk Rd. Enjoy the toe-tapping tunes of local performers Liz and Steve Alexander, followed by a fun evening of karaoke mastered by Tina Hoell. Sing a tune or listen, relax and connect with friends. Suggested $7 donation covers beverages, goodies and entertainment.

Richmond Delta Youth Orchestra, Delta Community Music School and more will perform in Parade of Music on Saturday, Nov. 17 at 6:30 p.m. at Fraserview Church, 11295 Mellis Dr., Richmond. Tickets are $25 and available from members of RDYO or at the door.

Three local professional female singers will be performing The Merry Little Christmas Show on Saturday, Nov. 24 at 7 p.m. at Lighthouse Church, 5545 Ladner Trunk Rd. Christine Magee, Charmaine Levan and Nicole Grazier will share beautiful, meaningful Christmas music with the audience. Tickets available from performers or 604-943-8094.

Langley Ukulele Ensemble will stage a Christmas concert at KinVillage Community Centre in Tsawwassen from 2 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 2. Admission by donation.

If you love music and have a brass, woodwind or percussion instrument, then join Loades of Music Concert Band. Share the joy of making music with other adult musicians. Annual fee is $50 with regular attendance and home practice encouraged. Cultivate a love of playing band music every Thursday from 1 to 3 p.m. at Saviour Lutheran Church, 4737-57th St., Ladner. Contact loadesofmusic@gmail.com.

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