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?Alzheimer Society of B.C. hosts a workshop, Getting to Know Dementia, Wednesday, July 25, 1 to 3 p.m. at at Harold & Veronica Savage Centre for Supportive Care at Delta Hospice, 4631 Clarence Taylor Cres. Pre-registration required.

?Alzheimer Society of B.C. hosts a workshop, Getting to Know Dementia, Wednesday, July 25, 1 to 3 p.m. at at Harold & Veronica Savage Centre for Supportive Care at Delta Hospice, 4631 Clarence Taylor Cres. Pre-registration required. Contact Laura Feldman, 604-238-7393, lfeldman@alzheimerbc.org.

-Navigating the Night Thursday takes place July 26 from 8 to 10 p.m. at Deas Island Regional Park. Use your senses as we explore the park. Smell the beautiful flowers that attract evening moths, watch for beavers that swim quietly to avoid predators, and listen for the howl of coyotes, flutter of wings or snap of twigs. This program can be customized to suit schools, Scouts, Guides and other groups. Ages 6+ $4.25/ youth/senior, $8/adult, $21.25/family Registration required, please call: 604-432-6359. To find out about other Metro Vancouver programs, visit the events calendar at www.metrovancouver.org.

-Find out about the Canada Pension Plan and Old Age Security. Join a Citizens Services Specialist from Service Canada to discover the benefits available under each program at the Ladner Pioneer Library, 4683-51st St., on Thursday, July 26, from 1: 30 to 3 p.m. You will learn about eligibility, when to apply, how to access, required documentation and who to contact for help. Call 604-946-6215 for more information.

-Author Tim Bowling, formerly from Ladner, B.C., returns to the Ladner Pioneer Library, 4683-51st St., Delta to introduce his latest novel, The Tinsmith. On Thursday, July 26 at 7 p.m., come listen to Tim read. For more information, please visit or call the Information Desk, 604-946-6215.

?On Monday, July 30 the Delta Chamber of Commerce hosts an After 5 Business Social at Earthwise Society Garden. Come and enjoy some fun, food, and make new business connections at this beautiful outdoor garden event. Cost: $15 or bring a friend for $25. Time: 5 to 7 p.m. Address: 6400-3rd Ave., Tsawwassen. Register online at www.deltachamber.ca.

-Bats of Burrvilla takes place Wednesday, Aug.

1, from 7: 30 to 9: 30 p.m. at Deas Island Regional Park. Follow the flight of these fascinating mammals. Listen to their hunting sonar using a bat detector as they dash and dart in search of mosquitoes and moths.

Learn about the mysteries of their nocturnal life as you experience their world. Ages 6+ $4.25/youth/senior, $8/adult, $21.25/family Registration required, please call: 604-432-6359.

To find out about other Metro Vancouver programs, visit the events calendar at www.metrovancouver.org.

-Kids! Time is running out to register your stuffed animal for the Stuffed Animal Pet Parade, an annual Summer Reading Club storytime event at your local Delta library. Each registered animal will receive a special prize ribbon. Space is limited. To register, bring your stuffed animal to the library before July 31. Stuffed Animal Pet Parade: Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2 to 3 p.m. at George Mackie Library; Thursday, Aug. 9, 2 to 3 p.m. at Ladner Pioneer Library; Friday, Aug. 10, 2 to 3 p.m. at Tsawwassen Library.

-Sports equipment is for sale at the Hospice Cottage Charity Shoppe. Shop early for hockey and skating equipment at great prices.

Hospice Cottage open Tuesday & Thursday from 9: 30 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 9: 30 to 4 p.m., sidewalk sale Monday - 1521-56th St. Tsawwassen.

-Troubled by someone's drinking? Al-Anon Support Group meets in the 'Penland Room' of the Clubhouse at Sacred Heart Parish, 3900 Arthur Drive (South side, past Hall, at rear of property behind Monastery).

-Celebrate Recovery is a non-profit meeting held every Friday night at South Delta Baptist Church starting at 7 p.m. We are an "umbrella" group meaning we deal with any "hurt, habit or hang-up" and we come together to heal together. For more information contact recovery@ southdelta.org or Kristin Kozar at 604-780-8317.

-Breastfeeding? Pregnant and wanting to learn more? Get the information and encouragement you need to meet your breastfeeding goals. La Leche League Canada's South Delta Group meets for discussion the second Tuesday of every month at 10 a.m. at Ladner United Church, 4960-48th Ave. Babies and young children are welcome.

Between meetings phone help is available from Ruth at 604-948-3284 and Darcie at 604-244-0284. www. LLLC.ca

Seniors

-KinVillage Community Centre will be having their monthly Flea Market this Sunday, July 29, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 5430-10th Ave., Tsawwassen. Lots of tables and bargains. Tables still available to rent for this month, $10 for a 8ft.

Stop by centre to book or call reception: 6049430225, Mon-Fri 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Walk ins welcome the morning of.

-South Delta Seniors' Travel hosts a trip to Minter Gardens and Harrison Hot Springs Monday, Aug. 13. It includes a buffet lunch.

Members only $60 - all gratuities included. Call 604-943-0225.

Special Events

-The first outdoor movie night is set for July 28 at Diefenbaker Park. Food, music and entertainment starts at 6: 30 p.m. while the movie starts at dusk. Event is weather dependent. Visit shoptsawwassen.com for movie titles and latest information.

-Twice monthly car boot sales at Centennial Beach Parking lot, 8: 30 a.m. every second and fourth Saturday (Weather permitting) Only $10 per space. Next sale: July 28. Sell treasures - buy treasures! For more info call Beth at 604-940-9824.

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).