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Delta Community Garden Farm -Are you interested in growing your own food? You are invited to farm with friends. Wednesday 4-6 Saturday 9:30 to noon. For more information contact

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The Delta Museum Archives Society is pleased to present their latest temporary gallery exhibit -Connecting Art History. The works of art displayed tell stories that add to Delta's mosaic of community, culture and identity. Once a week we invite our young visitors to create art works centered on a changing theme; on July 22, the theme will be Fishing on the Delta and on July 29 it'll be on My Delta Dream! To learn more about our exhibits, public programming and services visit The Delta Museum is open Tuesday through Friday 9:30am to 4:30pm.

Science World on the Road, Wednesday, July 22, 2 -2:40 pm -Ladner Pioneer Library, 4683 -51 Street, Delta. Science World on the Road presents spectacular and engaging science demonstrations with lots of audience interaction. Family audiences will witness and explore topics like air pressure, electricity, chemistry, and motion.

BC Mobile Dairy Experience, Wednesday, July 22, 2 -2:45 pm -Tsawwassen Library, 1321A -56 Street, Delta. How many litres of milk does a cow produce each day? What do cows eat? These questions and many more will be answered at the Mobile Dairy Classroom Experience. Watch and learn as knowledgeable staff demonstrates how to milk a dairy cow and how to feed a new calf.

There's a lot happening at the Delta Museum and Archives Society this summer for kids 7 to 12! Join us on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons from 1 to 3pm for our Heritage Happenings programs. For July 22 and 23 we'll be running Aboat Time, where kids will make their own boats and play nautical themes games. The cost is $10 per child for an individual program. New this year we will be offering a 7-program pass for $60.00 that can be transferred between siblings. Pre-register to guarantee a spot today. For more information contact us at 604-946-9322, info@deltamuseum. ca, or visit

 Writers' Group meets Thursdays, July 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.

There will be Pizza and Games Teen Nights on Thursdays, July 23 and Aug. 20, 5:30 -8:30 pm at the Ladner Pioneer Library.

3D printing has been likened to the Internet -now that it is in existence, people are finding creative ways to utilize the technology. Saturday, July 25, 10 am -3 pm at the Ladner Pioneer Library, our Innovator-in-Residence, Graeme Bennett, will demonstrate 3D printing and talk about innovation.

LEGO Club for children, Tuesdays, July 28, Aug. 4, 11, 3:30 -4:30 pm -Ladner Pioneer Library, 4683 -51 Street, Delta. Love LEGO? We provide the LEGO, you bring your imagination! Come play, create and experiment.


Seniors Housing -What's needed in Delta? A special summer Philosophers' Café will be held this Friday, July 24, from 1 -3 pm, at the McKee Seniors Centre in Ladner. A BC Seniors Advocate's Advisory Council member, ML Burke, will give a brief presentation on the Seniors Housing Report and its recommendations for appropriate, affordable, and available housing. Come out to hear the issues and share your own insights and needs for Delta. It's free. For more info call 604-940-8090.

Shari's Saturday Social, Aug. 8 -Doors open at 7 -Dancing 7:30-11:00. Dress style optional but the theme is 'splendor of the south seas' so colorful shirts, mumus, etc. are welcome! Dance to a wide variety of great CD music. KinVillage Community Centre 5430 10th Ave., Tsawwassen. Tickets available at the door. $10 for members $12 for non-members cash or cheque only -Mid-evening tea, coffee, and assorted goodies included. To reserve a table, please call Shari at 604-943-8755.

McKee Seniors Recreation Centre will be closed for maintenance Saturday, Aug. 1 to Sunday, Aug. 9, re-opening for regular programs on Monday, Aug. 10.

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

Looking for something fun and a little different to do on a Friday night? Check out Bats of Burrvilla at Deas Island Regional Park in Delta. There, you can learn about the bats that roost in the attic of the historic Burrvilla house and fly out to feast on mosquitoes and other bugs each night. It all happens on Friday, July 24 from 7 to 9 p.m. The program is open to anyone 6 years and older and costs $4.25/child/youth/senior, $8/adult. To register, go to www.metrovancouveronline. org and register for barcode 6219. Or call 604-432-6359.

Car boot sale, hosted by Boundary Bay Park Association, is set for July 25, 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. Additional dates include Aug. 8 and 22, Sept. 12.

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

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