Coming Events

Clubs/Groups

French language preschool, Lutins du Bois, is having an information session on Wednesday, June 24, from 7-8pm. Our preschool offers a new fourhour program and Nature Science program. Non-French speaking families are welcome. 785-49th St., Tsawwassen; 604-948-1222. Contact lutins_du_ bois@csf.bc.ca.

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A Writers' Group meets Thursdays, June 25, July 9, 23, August 13, 27, 10:30 -12 noon -Tsawwassen Library, 1321A -56 Street. Drop in and share your stories with a supportive group of fellow writers.

The Earthwise Society is offering a workshop series on Rain Gardens. Dig in with our horticulturists to learn how to plan and build a rain garden at Earthwise. The first session is FREE, remaining sessions are $25 each. Member and volunteer discounts apply. Inquire register at 604-946-9828 or info@earthwisesociety. bc.ca. Earthwise Farm Garden is at 6400-3rd Ave., Boundary Bay. Dates are: Thursday, July 2, 7-8 pm What is a rain garden; Saturday, July 4, 9-10 am Designing a rain garden; Thursday, July 9, 7-8 pm Water Wise Plants; Saturday, July 11, 9am-3 pm Rain Garden Construction.

Canadian Mental Health Association Vancouver-Fraser offers an Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Group for individuals with OCD and/or friends and family. Meetings are on the first Wednesday of every month from 7 -9 p.m. in North Delta. Please note that due to July 1 holiday, the next group will be the following week on Wednesday, July 8. Please call the Delta office to be registered for your first meeting.

JobOptionsBC program starts on July 6 to help North Delta job seekers find suitable employment. There will be ongoing interviews until then for interested candidates. Call Boys and Girls Clubs of South Coast BC at 604-591-9262 ext 109 for more information, or to make an appointment for a personal interview

The BookEnds Book Club has an opening for an additional member. Join us for a stimulating and fun evening held the third Thursday of each month. Please email hanna5827@gmail.com for more information.

Affordable Summer 1:1 tutoring in literacy or math for struggling learners ages 6 to 14 through the Learning Disabilities Association. Ongoing during July and August at the Delta Manor Education Centre, 4750-57th St. Trained tutors help students to develop their math and literacy skills while encouraging them to be competent and able learners. Times available at between 9 am and 5:30 pm. Register at 604.591.5156. Some partial subsidies available. More info at http://www.ldafs. org/current-programs/

The Earthwise Society is again offering a fantastic line-up of summer camps for ages 4-12. Camps run from July through August and are formatted by the day and by the week. Each camp is a different theme ranging from bugs and bees to habitats to health and well-being. You can see full descriptions and register online by visiting www.earthwisesociety. bc.ca. Or call Francie at 604.946.9828.

If you enjoy your work, and people like to hang out with you, but speaking in public rattles your confidence, visit the Deltones Toastmasters Club! We normally meet on the first and third Thursday of every month. For full details, special events and any schedule changes, check out our web site: www.deltonestoastmasters. ca.

Seniors

McKee Seniors Recreation Centre (5155-47th Avenue, Ladner) presents: Canada Day Celebration Friday, June 26 at 12 p.m. Wear your red and white. Members $9. Guests $11. Entertainment by Retro Two.

CARP Richmond/Delta Chapter has a Seniors Health and Resources Expo at South Arm United Church Complex at 11051 No. 3 Rd. on Saturday, June 27. Gates open at 10 a.m. and close at 4 p.m. www.carp.ca/Richmond.

KinVillage Travel trip to Harrison Hot Springs, including lunch at the resort, Monday, Aug. 10. Members $68, non-members $75. Call 604-943-0225.

Special Events

Car boot sale, hosted by Boundary Bay Park Association, is set for June 27, 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Centennial Beach parking lot. $10 per vendor -free admittance to buyers. Refreshments available. For more information call Beth at 604-940-9824 or Tom at 604-940-9296. If inclement weather check website www.boundarybayparkassocation. wordpress.com. Additional dates include July 11 and 25, Aug. 8 and 22, Sept. 12.

Delta Gymnastics 40th anniversary celebration party Saturday, June 27 at 7 p.m., 4680 Clarence Taylor Cres. $20 includes hors d'oeuvres, dessert, commemorative wine glass and one drink. Adults only. Call 604-943-0460 for tickets.

Delta Gymnastics 40th anniversary open gym Sunday, June 28 from 1 to 4 p.m., 4680 Clarence Taylor Cres. An all-ages opportunity to have some fun in the gym. No charge. Cupcakes and refreshments. No registration required.

The Earthwise Society is offering a free presentation and discussion on Healing Gardens at the Earthwise Garden and Farm on Monday, June 29 at 7:30 PM. Learn more about how gardening promotes wellbeing and discover how evidence from recent research supports the benefits of Healing Gardens for caregivers and care partners. RSVP info@earthwisesociety. bc.ca or 604-946-9828 to arrange a presentation for your organization. The Earthwise Society Garden and Farm is located at 6400-3rd Ave., Boundary Bay.

All are welcome to join Ladner Christian Reformed Church on Canada Day (July 1) at Deas Island picnic shelter for a free barbecue and games. Coffee starts at 11 a.m. followed by the barbecue at 12:30 p.m.

Tsawwassen Saturday Farmers Market, Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., until Oct. 31. Southlands Market Square, 6400 Ave., Delta. tsawwassensaturdaymarket. flavors.me.

Arts

Sidekick Players is pleased to present their last show of the season, Here on the Flight Path by Norm Foster and directed by Peg Keenleyside. Running until June 27 (Thurs, Fri Sat evenings only) at 8 p.m. with a matinee on Sunday, June 21 at 2 p.m. Call 604-288-2415 to reserve your seat now. Seating is limited.

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