Coming Events

Clubs/Groups

Male and female volunteers needed for all shifts at Tsawwassen's Hospice Cottage Charity Shoppe. Particularly in need of cashiers for all shifts and volunteers for Thursday afternoon and evenings and Saturdays. Call 604-948-0660 ext. 333 for more information.

The Probus Club of South Delta, a non-profit, fellowship club for retired and semi-retired professional and business people will hold its Monthly Meeting at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015, in The Coast Tsawwassen Inn. Our guest speaker is martin Wood who will talk on his experiences in Bosnia Kosovo with USAID following the Balkan Wars. All members are urged to attend. Please call Dick Williams at 604-940-6542 for information. Our Discussion Group will meet the following morning, Thursday, Sept. 17, at 10 am at CoPs.

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Conversation Circles: Practice Your English, Wednesdays, Sept. 16 - Dec. 2, 7 - 8:30 pm - Ladner Pioneer Library. If you are learning English and want to practice speaking with other people in a friendly, casual place, then join us for weekly guided discussions about Canadian culture, food and current events.

LEGO Club -Thursdays, Sept. 17 - Dec. 17, 3:30 - 4:30 pm - Tsawwassen Library. Love LEGO? We provide the LEGO, you bring your imagination! Come play, create, and experiment. Children under 5 must be accompanied by an adult.

The "Wander Inn Cafe" is thrilled to open again on Saturday, Sept. 19, 7 - 10 p.m. Entertainment @7:30 p.m. 5545 Ladner Trunk Rd, Delta (in the church building). Cover charge: suggested donation of $5 (includes beverage/goodies). Enjoy the sounds of singer/songwriters Erik Ioannidis and Christine Magee.

Alongside You, an innovative integrated health care clinic that offers counseling, group therapy, occupational therapy, registered dietitian services, and creative arts programs, invites you to their Grand Opening Open House on Saturday, Sept. 19, from 1 to 5 p.m. Enjoy coffee, tea, and treats while you browse the newly renovated space and meet the directors and associates. Suite #203-4840 Delta Street. For more information please call: 604-283-7827 or visit us online: www.alongsideyou.ca.

The Low Vision support Group meets on the third Monday of most months at the Ladner Pioneer Library from 1:30-2:30pm. Needed: participants...anyone with vision problems is welcome to the meeting. First meeting is Monday, Sept. 21. Topic: what's available for low vision folk in our Ladner Pioneer Library? If this is you, please contact Pat at 604-946-2669 or Ann at jaturner@telus.net.

Ladner and Tsawwassen Parkinson's support groups special joint meeting Monday, Sept. 21 at 11 a.m. at the KinVillage Community Centre, Tsawwassen. Guest speaker will discuss emergency preparedness relative to those with disabilities.

Join the Delta History Hunters on Thursday, Sept. 17 and take a trip into Burns Bog and explore the ruins of the old peat plant. We'll learn about the history of peat mining and discuss the natural history of the bog. Meet at 9:30am at the entrance to the North Delta Greenway on Westview Drive, near the intersection of 72nd Ave and highway 91. Call 604-946-9322 or email info@deltamuseum.ca to RSVP today.

Canadian Mental Health Association Vancouver-Fraser offers a Family Support Group in South Delta for individuals supporting someone with a mental illness. Meetings are on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month from 7 -9 p.m. Next meeting is on Sept. 23. Please call the Delta office at 604-943-1878 to be registered for your first meeting.

Living with Cancer/Restorative Yoga. If you are living with cancer, the Centre for Supportive Care is offering a unique program on Thursdays at 1:30 -3:30 pm, starting Sept. 24. A cancer support group will be facilitated by Counsellor, Gilly Heaps, and alternate weeks, restorative yoga will be facilitated by Maureen Dufresne. Pre-registration is required. Call Gilly at 604-948-0660 ext. 305 for more information or to register.

Jewelry sale - Sept. 26. New inventory of jewelry and watches for sale 9:30am-4pm. Hospice Cottage Charity Shoppe, 1521-56th St., Tsawwassen.

Bereavement walking group. Join the eight-week walking group starting Sept. 30. Be physically active, receive peer support and socialize with others who have also experienced a significant loss. Call 604-948-0660 by Sept. 21 to register.

Seniors

Seniors in Delta who are interested in daytime curling this year are invited to the Tunnel Town Curling Club at the South Delta Rec Centre on 56th Street, on Wednesday, Sept 16 at 10am until noon, for information and a free introductory session on curling. Many of our seniors use sticks for delivery of the rocks. Bring a clean pair of rubber soled shoes or runners and layered clothing is recommended; all equipment is provided. Contact Sandra at 604-943-9219 or email tunneltown@telus.net for more information.

ElderCollege Delta announces its fall program for October, November and December. ElderCollege is open to all 50 years and over. Learn in a relaxed, risk-free and social environment. Public registration takes place at the Tsawwassen Town Centre Mall on Saturday, Sept. 19 from 10 to 11:30 am and at Save-on-Foods in Ladner on Tuesday, Sept. 22 from 11:30 am to 1 pm. For further information or to register after September 22, contact 604-943-0262 or eldercollegedelta@kinvillage. org.

Lunch with Klondike Kate entertaining, 12:15 Friday, Sept. 18 at KinVillage Community Centre, 5430-10th Ave., Tsawwassen. 604-943-0225. Tickets $12 $14, cash, cheque, Visa, MasterCard, debit card.

Fall lunch and fashion show at McKee Seniors Recreation Centre, Friday, Sept. 25; 12 p.m., $9 members; $11 guests. Fashion Show by Delta Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Shoppe.

Johnny Cash -Johnny Cash Tribute Show in Canada performed by the amazing Gary Kehoe and Dirk Henke, Saturday, Sept. 26, 7 to 10 p.m. Advance tickets: $15 members; $20 guests. Tickets at the door: $20 members; $25 guests. McKee Seniors Recreation Centre, Pioneer Hall 5155-47th Ave., Delta. Tel: 604-946-1411.

KinVillage Travel, Coquitlam casino trip on Monday, Oct. 5. $8. Call 604-943-0225.

Special Events

Sale -Fabric, notions, yarn, craft mat for children, new purses, patterns at All Saints Church, 4755 Arthur Dr. on Oct. 3 at 10 a.m.

Arts

Open Stage returns to the Tsawwassen Arts Centre stage this fall with two dates in September! Saturday, Sept. 26, 7pm, free in celebration of Culture Days, and Wednesday, Sept. 30, 7pm, $4 admission at the door. Singers, poets, actors, writers, musicians comedians all welcome. Call 604-943-9437 to sign up, walk-ins also welcome.

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@delta-optimist.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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