Coming Events

CLUBS AND GROUPS

Ambassadors-Tsawwassen Toastmasters meets on Tuesday, April 25 from 7 to 9 p.m. at St. David's Anglican Church, 1115-51A St. Come and see how Toastmasters can help you gain confidence public speaking as well as with leadership skills in a safe, encouraging environment. Contact: karentaipalus@gmail.com.

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Volunteer Pat Marsh with the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program and her colleagues are offering to help with your taxes (the service is for eligible individuals who have a modest income and a simple tax situation, up to $30,000 per annum for a single person and up to $40,000 per couple) at KinVillage Community Centre on Thursdays from 9:30 to 11 a.m. (April 20, 27) and Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (April 21, 28). Call 604-943-0225 to make an appointment.

Ladner Lawn Bowling Club, 5128-47th Ave., will host an open house Saturday, April 22, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Year-round bowling for all ages and abilities, so come give it a try. Call 604-946-6722.

Birds in Focus photography workshop on Sunday, April 23, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Meet at Cammidge House in Boundary Bay Regional Park. Advance registration required at 604-432-6359. Cost is $20. Ages 12 and up.

Tsawwassen Parkinson's support group meeting Monday, April 24, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at KinVillage. This group is for people living with Parkinson's and/or the people who care for GroupWe meets the third Monday of each month. For more information call Gloria at 604-948-0156 or Eileen at 604-943-8350.

News and Views -second and fourth Tuesdays (April 25, May 9, 23), 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., at Tsawwassen Library. Come join other newshounds to discuss current events in the news. You can bring an article to share or discuss what turns up in the day's paper.

Writers'Group, second and fourth Thursday of the month, 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Tsawwassen Library. Drop in and share your stories with a supportive group of fellow writers. From the shy beginner to the more experienced writer, all are welcome.

Deltassist is here to help low income Delta residents with a free income tax program. Income tax preparation sessions go until April 28. Call 604-946-9526 to have your appointment at 202-5000 Bridge St., Ladner. Must live in Delta and must be low income.

Friends of Delta Hospital hosts an all candidates meeting on Saturday, April 29 at 2 p.m. at Tsawwassen United Church, 693-53rd St.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Who's keeping our waters safe? A free presentation by the Canadian Coast Guard on Thursday, April 27 about how it is the nation's eyes and ears along the West Coast. Two presentations, 4 and 7 p.m., at Port of Vancouver Delta Community Office, Trenant Park Square, Ladner. Details and RSVP online at www.portvancouver.com/delta or call 604.665.9635.

Delta Nature presents Birding in Costa Rica on Tuesday, May 2 at 7:30 p.m. at Benediction Lutheran Church, 56th Street and 6th Avenue, Tsawwassen. David Hoar and Noreen Rudd will present an overview of Costa Rica as a destination for birders. All ages are welcome and the event is free.

The Rotary Club of Ladner's Queen Bee Tea in celebration of Mother's Day takes place on Sunday, May 14 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Delta Town & Country Inn. The Rotary Club of Ladner and Hives for Humanity invite you to celebrate Mother's Day in style with a high tea. Tickets are $45 for adults and $15 for children under 12. Visit RotaryLadner.org for tickets.

There will be a 40th grad reunion on June 10 for the SDSS class of 1977. Go to www.sdss77.myevent.com for more information and to purchase tickets.

SENIORS

KinVillage Travel has an Edgewater Casino Trip on Monday, April 24. Members: $8, non-members: $9. Bus leaves the Tsawwassen White Spot at 9 a.m. and McKee Centre at 9:15 a.m. Call 604-943-0225.

FUND RAISERS

Free shredding event on Saturday, April 29, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at ReMax Progroup Realty parking lot 5360-12th Ave., Tsawwassen. All papers shredded on site. Donations to Reach Child and Youth Development Society will be appreciated.

ARTS

The Wander Inn Cafe opens again on Saturday, April 22, 7 to 10 p.m., 5545 Ladner Trunk Rd. (inside the church). Enjoy coffee/tea and goodies while being entertained by local performer Christine Magee (soul/jazz), followed by local band "The Karmichaels" (folk/countryrock). Suggested donation of $7 covers entertainment, beverages and goodies.

The Coming Events column is published every Wednesday as a community service. If you have a nonprofit event, mail, drop off, fax, or e-mail (events@deltaoptimist.com) the details to the Optimist by 3 p.m. Monday. Submissions are subject to space limitations (no phone calls, please).

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