Coming events: Explore Galapagos Islands and Amazon at free presentation

CLUBS AND GROUPS

 

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Celebrate a Life of someone important to you this holiday season. Drop by the Centre for Supportive Care, 4631 Clarence Taylor Cres., Ladner, until Dec. 31, weekdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., to write a message on a special tribute butterfly card that can be displayed on the centre’s tribute tree or mantel.

 

Delta Falcons spring field hockey early bird registrations savings on now until Dec. 31. U10 and under (boys and girls) U11-18 (girls). Season runs April to June. Sign up with a friend for fun, fitness and one of the most affordable sports offered in Delta. Info and contacts at www.falcons.ca.

 

Delta Nature presents Galapagos Islands and the Peruvian Amazon with naturalists Paul and Carol Rennie on Wednesday, Jan. 2 at 7:30 p.m. at Benediction Lutheran Church, corner of 56th Street and 6th Avenue in Tsawwassen. The free presentation will focus primarily on the birds and animals they encountered on a trip last January.

 

The Canadian Federation of University Women South Delta meets the fourth Tuesday of the month at the Benediction Lutheran Church, 5575-6th Ave., Tsawwassen, at 7:15 p.m. With monthly guest speakers and interest groups, the club is dedicated to the promotion of education and improvement of the status of women. New members are always welcome. Call Cheryl 604-943-4634 or Paula 778-434-2227.

 

Do you enjoy knitting or crochet? Would you like to get together with like-minded people to share ideas, techniques and good conversation? Knit & Stitch is offered at all three Delta libraries. It runs Mondays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Ladner Pioneer Library, Wednesdays from 7 to 8 p.m. at Tsawwassen Library and Fridays from 2 to 4 p.m. at George Mackie Library. All ages and abilities are welcome. 

 

Want to practice your Spanish? Intermediate level Spanish conversation meetings take place in South Delta every Tuesday at 7 p.m. They alternate between the Tsawwassen and Ladner Pioneer libraries. For more information call Aidan at 604-256-4412.

 

The Knitting Sisters, who knit and crochet for charities, meet as a drop-in from 10 a.m. to noon on the first and third Saturdays of the month at McKee Seniors Recreation Centre in Ladner. New members are needed and welcomed. Donations of yarn and/or finished articles are also welcomed. For more information call Brenda 604-868-6915 or e-mail brenda.ruby@icloud.com.

 

Delta Hospice Society offers a Drop-In Relaxation Circle, led by a music therapist, for those living with cancer or serious illness, as well as their family members and friends, every Tuesday from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Centre for Supportive Care, 4631 Clarence Taylor Cres., Ladner. Program is complimentary.

 

The Canadian Lifeboat Institution is interviewing potential volunteers to serve as crew or support personnel for its Delta Lifeboat. Professional training is given in seamanship, navigation, medical, and search and rescue techniques. Contact John at 604-760-5218 for more information.

 

SENIORS

 

New Year’s Eve gala dinner/dance with Scott Robertson’s Swing Patrol will be held at KinVillage Community Centre in Tsawwassen. Tickets are $55 for members, $60 for non-members.

 

Ballroom Dance with David at the McKee Seniors Recreation Centre in Ladner. Waltz program runs Tuesdays, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Jan. 8 to March 12. Cha-cha program runs Tuesdays, 7:45 to 8:45 p.m., Jan. 8 to March 12. Cost is $50 for 10 sessions. Register at McKee.

 

Chris Jones & the Night Drivers will perform a concert at McKee Seniors Recreation Centre in Ladner on Sunday, Jan. 27 at 8 p.m. Early bird price is $20 until Jan. 11; tickets are $25 after Jan. 11. Purchase by calling McKee at 604-946-1411 when using a credit card or come into the centre.

 

The McKee Seniors Recreation Centre in Ladneris hosting an Emergency Preparedness for Seniors workshop presented by Delta Fire & Emergency Services. The free workshop is being held on Thursday, Jan. 31 at 10 a.m. Registration is required as space is limited. Register at the centre or call 604-946-1411.

 

McKee Walking Club walks rain or shine every Tuesday and Friday. Meet at 9 a.m. in the lobby of the McKee Seniors Recreation Centre.

 

McKee Seniors Recreation Centre needs carpet bowlers on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:45 a.m.

 

The McKee Seniors Recreation Centre in Ladneris hosting a free Safe Driving for Seniors workshop presented by ICBC on Thursday, Feb. 21 at 9:30 a.m. Registration is required as space is limited. Register at the centre or call 604-946-1411.

 

The McKee Seniors Recreation Centre in Ladneris hosting a free CPR Orientation workshop on Thursday, Feb. 28 at 9:30 a.m. Registration is required as space is limited. Register at the centre or call 604-946-1411.

 

The McKee Seniors Recreation Centre in Ladneris hosting a free Chronic Pain Self-Management workshop presented by UVic on Thursdays, March 7 to April 11, at 9:30 a.m. Registration is required as space is limited. Register at the centre or call 604-946-1411.

 

The McKee Seniors Recreation Centre in Ladneris hosting a free CPR Orientation workshop on Monday, March 11 at 1:30 p.m. Registration is required as space is limited. Register at the centre or call 604-946-1411.

 

McKee Seniors Recreation Centre needs a front desk volunteer (requires computer skills) and a kitchen volunteer. Call 604-946-1411 for more information or drop in and complete an application.

 

A Modelers Club meets at McKee Seniors Recreation Centre Tuesdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Members build models of all scales, discuss the hobby, and share tips and secrets. Members must have a current McKee membership.

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

 

The City of Delta will play host to the 39th annual Polar Bear Swim on Jan. 1 at Centennial Beach in Boundary Bay Regional Park. Registration starts at noon, swim is at 1 p.m.

 

ARTS

 

If you love music and have a brass, woodwind or percussion instrument, then join Loades of Music Concert Band. Share the joy of making music with other adult musicians. Annual fee is $50 with regular attendance and home practice encouraged. Cultivate a love of playing band music every Thursday from 1 to 3 p.m. at Saviour Lutheran Church, 4737-57th St., Ladner. Contact loadesofmusic@gmail.com.

       

The Coming Events column is published every Thursday as a community service. If you have a non-profit event, e-mail (events@delta-optimist.com), mail or drop off the details to the Optimist by 3 p.m. Monday. Submissions are subject to space limitations. No phone calls, please.

 

 

 

 

 

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