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Preschool Open House at Reach Developmental Preschool South Delta on Wednesday, Jan. 22 from 6 to 8 p.m. Parents and children welcome. Meet the teachers, ask questions and share some snacks while touring the preschool.

Preschool Open House at Reach Developmental Preschool South Delta on Wednesday, Jan. 22 from 6 to 8 p.m. Parents and children welcome. Meet the teachers, ask questions and share some snacks while touring the preschool. Fall 2014 Registration packages will be available. At #3-3800-72nd St. in East Ladner. Call 604-946-6622 ext 308 or [email protected] for more.

Delta libraries are offering free eBook workshops to get you started borrowing library eBooks onto your eReader, tablet or computer. Bring your questions to the Tsawwassen Library, 1321A 56th St., Delta on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 7 - 8:30 p.m., or the George Mackie Library, 8440 - 112 Street, Delta, on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 7 - 8:30 p.m. and join us for an informative evening session.

On Wednesday, Jan. 22, the Ladner Single Parents Support Group wishes to invite single parents with dependant children to a free dinner at the Ladner Christian Reformed Church, 4594-54A St. Doors open at 5:10 p.m. Dinner at 5:30 p.m. For further information contact Diane at 604-946-7033.

Are you wondering what the modern quilting movement is all about? The first meeting of the South Delta Modern Quilting Group will take place at the Quilted Bear, 4869 Delta St., Ladner on Saturday, Jan. 25 from 2 to 4 p.m. For more information contact Matt at [email protected].

Jan. 27 is Family Literacy Day. Delta libraries celebrate Family Literacy from Jan. 25 - 31 with special guest readers from the Delta Police Department and the Delta Fire and Emergency Services participating at Storytime. Children, parents and caregivers are invited to join the Chiefs and members of their departments by dropping in for the following free storytimes: Saturday, Jan. 25, 10:30 - 11 a.m. at George Mackie Library, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 10:30 - 11 a.m. at Ladner Pioneer Library and Friday, Jan. 31, 10:30 - 11 a.m. at George Mackie Library and Tsawwassen Library.

Local Volkssport club is hosting a non-competitive 5km/10km walk in Ladner
Village on Sunday, Jan. 26. Free for new participants. For more info, contact Verni at 604-682-8390.

Canadian Mental Health Association Delta offers a depression/bi-polar support group for individuals with depression/bi-polar or experiencing symptoms on the second and fourth Monday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m. The next meeting takes place on Monday, Jan. 27 at the Ladner Library. Please call CMHA Delta to register for your first meeting at 604-943-1878.

The AC Pionairs Club of South Delta has its next meeting scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 28 at the Royal Canadian Legion, 4896 Delta St., Ladner at 10 a.m. Your host: Carolin Chapman, guest speaker Brian Colgan.

Golf: New members welcome. Tsawwassen Mens’ Golf Club season starts April 1 continuing until Sept. 30 for play every Tuesday at King’s Links Golf Course  Tee times start at 12:30 pm. For info contact Doug at 604-940-0770, or come to the AGM Tuesday Jan 28 at 6:30 pm at Tsawwassen Legion, 22 - 1835 - 56th St. Tsawwassen.

Bring a friend night:  Ambassadors-Tsawwassen Toastmasters meet Tuesday, Jan. 28 7:10 - 9 p.m. at South Delta Little House, 5061-12th Ave. Join in as we provide a supportive positive learning experience in which our members and welcomed guests are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills. For more info call Wendy Terriff 604-948-2396 or visit

Enterprising Delta Women meet at Augustine House 3820 Arthur Drive, on Wednesday, Jan. 29. How to Use Business Planning to Make Your Company Great 5 - 7 p.m. $20 for members, $25 for non-members. To register:

Enjoy lunch and a tribute to Frank Sinatra with Frankly Yours, George Ellenton on Friday, Jan. 24. Starts at 12 noon, KinVillage Community Centre, 5430-10th Ave., Tsawwassen. Tickets $12 for members $14 for non-members.

KinVillage is collecting Books, CDs, DVDs and board games for their giant sale.  Drop offs accepted 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday to Friday until Jan. 20. KinVillage Community Centre, 5430-10th Ave., Tsawwassen. Sale takes place Thursday, Jan. 30, 10-6, Friday, Jan. 31 from 9-6 and Saturday, Feb. 1 from 9-3.

A fundraiser for the Invincibelles Team taking part in the Workout to Conquer Cancer is set for Thursday, Jan. 23, at Brewsters Fine Foods, 1379 Gulf Rd., Point Roberts. A wine and chocolate tasting goes from 6 to 7:30 p.m. $15 per person at the door.

Battle of the Badges Delta Police vs. Delta Fire Charity Hockey Game & Family Fun Night takes place Jan. 25 at Sungod Arena. Evening starts at 7 p.m., doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for kids, available at for credit cards, or cash only at DPD or DFD headquarters.

The 40th Anniversary Delta Leadership Prayer Breakfast is on Saturday, Feb. 8 at 8 a.m. at the Town & Country Inn. The speaker will be Dr. Dan Unrau, pastor for 21 years and nine years as the chaplain for Vancouver Giants. Contact Linda Frost for tickets 604-943-7775 or

Lianna Klassen and the South Delta Artists Guild present The Journey at Gallery 1710 (1710-56th St., Tsawwassen) until Jan. 26. There will be a reception Thursday, Jan. 23 from 6 to 8 p.m. Gallery open Tuesday to Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more info visit or

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