Coming events: KinVillage Travel trip includes full turkey dinner

CLUBS AND GROUPS

 

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Acorn TV is now available for free with your Fraser Valley Regional Library card and the app rbDigital. On Friday, Nov. 29 from 11 a.m. to noon at the Tsawwassen Library, learn how to access Acorn TV on your computer, tablet and TV.  Bring your library card, PIN and any passwords you may need to download apps.

 

Celebrate-a-Life tribute card event at Delta Hospice’s Centre for Supportive Care in Ladner is an opportunity to honour those who are important to you whether they have passed, or are in your minds and hearts during difficult times. Visit between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday to Friday, from Dec. 2 to 31.

 

Delta Nature presents A Photo Safari through South and East Africa with David Hoar and Noreen Rudd. The talk will cover areas from Cape Town to Kilimanjaro with diverse and varied lands and peoples but their focus will be on the birds and beasts. The talk is on Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m. at Benediction Lutheran Church in Tsawwassen. All ages are welcome and the event is free. Contact president Tom Bearss at tom.bearss@dccnet.com.

 

Are you interested in expanding your knowledge and meeting new people? On the first and third Tuesdays of each month at the Tsawwassen library, there are two recorded TED Talks that are shown followed by respectful discussion. Topics vary from inspirational events, medicine, science and human life. The next showing is Dec. 3 from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. and after that, Dec. 17 at the same time. For more information or to be added to the mailing list, contact Barry Howard at: barry.howard13@gmail.com.

 

Want to practice your Spanish conversation? Intermediate level Spanish conversation meetings take place in the Tsawwassen Library every other Tuesday at 7 p.m. Upcoming dates are: Dec. 3 and 17. They are not classes and are not suitable for beginners. For more information call or text Aidan at 360-350-9155

 

The Delta Photo Club welcomes back Francois Cleroux on Wednesday, Dec. 4 for a presentation on “Tripod-ology” from 7:15 to 9:30 p.m. at KinVillage Community Centre. Guests are always welcome to attend for a $10 fee at the door. See more details at www.deltaphotoclub.com.

 

The next Dungeons & Dragons is on Thursday, Dec. 5 from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Tsawwassen Library. Grab your imagination and get ready to visit a land of magic, monsters and mortals. New and experienced players are welcome. Pizza will be provided. For teens ages 13+.  Space is limited so register today.

 

Santa comes to the library. After a festive Christmas Storytime from 10:30 to 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 10 at the George Mackie Library, Wednesday, Dec. 11 at the Ladner Pioneer Library and Friday, Dec. 13 at the Tsawwassen Library, Santa will appear at 11 a.m. Don’t forget to bring your camera.

 

Ambassadors-Tsawwassen Mills Toastmasters’ next meeting is Tuesday, Dec. 10 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Tsawwassen Mills Training Room. The club guarantees it will be an evening of laughter and learning. The meeting is an open house and the theme is "Winter is Coming.”

 

Make a Holiday Book Tree out of the pages of books that are no longer ideal for circulation, giving them a new life in the form of a holiday decoration. Program runs on Tuesday, Dec. 10 from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Ladner Pioneer Library. Recommended for ages eight-plus with adult supervision.

 

Delta Nats casual birding walk will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 11 from 9 a.m. to noon at Boundary Bay Regional Park. Join Tom Bearss and his informal birdwatchers and enjoythe abundance of resident and wintering species. The outing will end with a beverage and snack at historic Cammidge House. No charge for event; voluntary donation for snacks. Meet at Cammidge House.Call 604-940-9296 or email tom.bearss@dccnet.com.

 

All Saints Anglican Church in Ladner hosts a free monthly community meal at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 17.

 

Work as a family to make and decorate your own gingerbread house. Registration is required for Family Gingerbread Decorating on Wednesday, Dec. 18 form 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Ladner Pioneer Library.  Visit www.fvrl.ca to register.

 

South Delta Newcomers would like to wish the blessings of Christmas on all members. In lieu of a meeting this month, club members will gather for a Christmas dinner to celebrate the gift of friendship and share the spirit of the season. The club has an exciting lineup of activities for the New Year.

 

Delta Falcons junior field hockey spring registration is now open for U10 Boys & Girls/U11-18 Girls. Early bird discount until Jan. 1. Visit www.falcons.ca for more information.

 

Taoist tai chi is a set of gentle movements for people of all ages to improve health and balance. Beginning classes are held in Tsawwassen on Mondays from 10 a.m. to noon at St. David’s Anglican Church and in Ladner on Tuesdays from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Odd Fellows Hall and Thursdays from 7 to 9 p.m. at Ladner United Church. Beginners can start anytime. Arrive 15 minutes early and bring cheque or cash to register. For more information call 604-681-6609 or visit www.taoist.org.

 

Mental Health Resiliency Support Group offered by Canadian Mental Health Association welcomes anyone who lives with a mental illness/mental health problem such as anxiety or depression. The group provides a safe environment to share your struggles and triumphs. Peer facilitators lead the group, provide support and educate on topics that help members to cope and move forward in an encouraging way. Group meets twice a month on Thursdays in the Ladner office. Call 604-943-1878 or email info.delta@chma.ca for more details and to register before your first meeting.

 

The Knitting Sisters meet the first and third Saturday of the month at McKee Seniors Recreation Centre in Ladner from 10 a.m. to noon. New members welcome. For information call Brenda at 604-868-6015 or email: brenda.ruby@icloud.com.

 

The Tsawwassen Order of Old Bastards (TOOBs) has been quietly helping many South Delta groups and individuals since 1984. The club's fundraising is done through food services at community events such as the Ladner Bandfest and the Tsawwassen Sun Festival. If you are interested in joining a group of energetic volunteers or just interested getting more information about TOOBs, call Norm Sayfy at 604-551-5842.

 

Royal Canadian Marine Search & Rescue Station 8 Delta is looking for men and women to join the all-volunteer group dedicated to saving lives on the waters around Delta. Those interested in learning the latest in search and rescue, first aid, navigation and seamanship can visit www.rcmsardelta.com or email info@rcmsardelta.com.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Have you attended a suicide bereavement support group and want to connect with others with similar experiences on an ongoing or occasional basis? Then join the Centre for Supportive Care’s drop-in, free Suicide Bereavement Alumni Group. Open to all communities. No commitment to attend every month. Group will meet on the second Tuesday of each month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Must register prior to attending. Call Teresa at 604-948-0660.

 

50+/SENIORS

 

Enjoy the music of the McKee Jammers on Thursday, Nov. 28 at 7 p.m. at McKee Seniors Recreation Centre. Admission: $1. Coffee and goodies: $1 at the break.

 

Bingo anyone? KinVillage Community Centre hosts the longest running and richest bingo in Tsawwassen. Play 11 games, including Bonanza, for only $7.50 every Wednesday from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Before you play you can enjoy great food at reasonable prices in the on-site Buenos Dias Café.

 

A mix of gentle chair yoga, meditation and stretch is offered from 11 to 11:45 a.m. on Thursdays at KinVillage Community Centre in Tsawwassen. $5 for members or $6 for non-members per class or purchase a 10 punch card for $40 or $60.

 

Happy Social Hour on Friday, Nov. 29 from 4 to 6 p.m. at KinVillage Community Centre in Tsawwassen. Live entertainment and free admission.

 

ElderCollege Delta invites all those interested in hearing Dr. Gaoheng Zhang talk about the fashion industry and its pursuit of name brand clothing for price conscious customers. The “Made in Italy” tag implies high end, well-made clothing but where is it made and by whom? Presentation takes place on Saturday, Nov. 30 at Cedar Park Church in Ladner from 10 a.m. to noon. This event is free to all ElderCollege members. For those who are not members, membership can be bought at the door for $10 per year.

 

eCleCtiC café on Saturday, Nov. 30 from 7 to 9 p.m. at McKee Seniors Recreation Centre. With the dark, rainy evenings upon us, join Howard Solverson and his guest as they present an eclectic mix of live music in a comfy coffee house setting. Members $5; non-members $7. Coffee, tea and goodies will be served.

 

Free dementia presentation at McKee Seniors Recreation Centre on Thursday, Dec. 5 at 10 a.m. Register at 604-946-1411.

 

Shari’s Saturday Social Dance Christmas Extravaganza is on Dec. 7 atKinVillage Community Centre in Tsawwassen. Doors open at 7 p.m., dancing from 7:30 to 11 p.m. Dance to a wide variety of CD music, including waltzes, jives, cha cha, mambo, soft rock and more. Tickets, available at the door (cash or cheque only) are $16 for members, $18 for guests. Mid-evening tea, coffee and extra special assorted goodies. Door prizes and spot dance prizes. To reserve a table, call Shari at 604-943-8755.

 

Delta Music Makers Wine & Cheese event at McKee Seniors Recreation Centre on Sunday, Dec. 8 from 2 to 4 p.m. Members: $8. Guests: $10.

 

KinVillage Travel will be going to the Sylvia Hotel overlooking English Bay for a full turkey dinner followed by a train ride through Stanley Park or Fly Over Canada at Canada Place on Tuesday, Dec. 10. Bus leaves White Spot in Tsawwassen at 3:45 p.m. and from McKee Seniors Recreation Centre in Ladner at 4 p.m., returning at approximately 10:30 p.m. Cost is $90 for members and $95 for non-members. KinVillage Travel is open 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays at KinVillage Community Centre.

 

New Year’s Eve dinner/dance tickets on sale now at KinVillage Community Centre in Tsawwassen. Enjoy chef Adrian’s spectacular dinner, then dance to Scott Robertson’s Swing Patrol on Tuesday, Dec. 31. Doors open at 7 p.m., dinner at 7:30 p.m. and dancing from 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Tickets are $60 for members, $65 for guests.

 

Volunteers needed for Fridays in the KeeCafe at McKee Seniors Recreation Centre and at the front desk (computer skills required). For further information, contact Jacqui at 604-946-1411.

 

McKee Seniors Recreation Centre now has “Friends & Food” community table Mondays at 11:30 a.m. at McKee Café. Eat a good meal with a new friend.

 

Farm to Table at McKee Seniors Recreation Centre Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Local farmers selling their goods. Cash sales and bring your own bags.

 

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 new members for its carpet bowling club that meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to noon. Cost is only 50 cents.

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

 

Ladner United Church’s Christmas Village Bazaar is Saturday, Nov. 30 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be Christmas baskets, collectibles, baking, crafts and more.

 

Port Guichon Winter Market will be held on Saturday, Nov. 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Port Guichon Elementary. Books, cards, crochet, knitting, signs, candles, soaps, fairy gardens, Ladner calendars, pies, bake sale, concession, raffle and many other things. For table rentals or more information, contact alisasayce@hotmail.com.

 

Santa’s coming to historic Cammidge House in Boundary Bay Regional Park on Sunday, Dec. 1 between 1 and 3 p.m. Each child receives a goody bag at the complimentary community event. There will also be a draw for prizes and light refreshments will be served. Parents are reminded to bring their own cameras. For more information, call Frank at 778-996-4039.

 

ARTS

 

Delta Choral Society presents the Delta Children’s and Chamber Choirs in concert at KinVillage Community Centre in Tsawwassen on Sunday, Dec. 1 from 2 to 3 p.m. Admission is free. Donations gratefully accepted.

 

Sunday @3 Concert series returns to Ladner United Church on Dec. 8 with a performance from the Trinity Community Choir which will present A Midwinter Noel. Tickets are $10 at the door.

 

Did you have fun playing in a band in high school? If so, dust off your instrument, contact Curt Jantzen, and then join us in Ladner Tuesday evenings.  The Delta Music Makers Concert Band is a fun group of adults who love to rehearse and play concerts in the community. Especially needed now are trumpets and clarinets, or any instrument except alto sax (that section is full). Contact cjband7@gmail.com.

 

Loades of Music daytime concert band has commenced a new season. Band rehearses Thursdays from 1 to 3 p.m. at Saviour Lutheran Church, 4737-57th St., Ladner. Registration fee is $50 per year. This year the band would like to add players to its brass section that play either trumpet or trombone.

 

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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