Coming events: Model railway club has AGM in Tsawwassen

CLUBS AND GROUPS

Tsawwassen Springs Tuesday Ladies Golf Club is looking for new members. Season starts April 9. If you enjoy playing golf, join for some fun and friendly competition. For more information contact vice-captain Laureen at laureen.davies@gmail.com.

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Delta Deas Rowing Club has published a learn to row schedule for spring and summer. All programs take place at Deas Island Regional Park. Rowing is a “sport for life” and the club offers programs for teens (spring break camp spots still available) and adults from 18 to 88 years of age. Sessions are available at a wide range of times during the week and weekend. Information is at www.deltadeas.com or by email learntorow@deltadeas.com.

 

Delta Model Railway Club’s annual general meeting is on Friday, March 15 from 7 to 10:30 p.m. at the Tsawwassen Town Centre Mall. All are welcome, HO and N Scale model trains. Enter from the breezeway between Thrifty Foods and the mall. Visit www.DeltaModelRailwayClub.com for more information.

 

A Parkinson’s support group meeting will be held on Monday, March 18 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at KinVillage in Tsawwassen. The group is for people living with Parkinson's and/or the people who care for them. For more information call Gloria at 604-948-0156.

 

Delta Spinners & Weavers invite you to join them on the third Monday of each month. Bring your creative spirit to be encouraged as a beginner or reacquaint yourself with these traditions in a casual setting at Kirkland House, 4140 Arthur Dr., at their next meeting on Monday, March 18 at 1 p.m. Email: a2maggie@telus.net for more information.

 

Uke ‘n Play: Ukulele Basics for Kids! will be held at the Tsawwassen Library on Tuesday, March 19 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Kids will be taught about the different parts of the ukulele as well as how to hold, tune and strum. They will even learn some chords and play some songs together. Ukuleles provided and registration is required.

 

The Ladner Pioneer Library will host a Spring Break Peep-A-Palooza on Tuesday, March 19 from 3 to 4 p.m. Create a scene from a book, movie or fandom using sugary peeps. The library will have supplies ready to begin your creation. Completed Peep-O-Ramas will be placed on exhibit at the library for everyone to enjoy and vote for their favourite fromApril 13 to 18.

 

All Saints Anglican Church in Ladner hosts a free community meal every month. The next meal is on Tuesday, March 19 at 6 p.m.

 

South Delta Garden Club meets at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19 at Ladner Christian Reformed Church, 4594-54A St. Guests welcome at $5, which can be applied to membership fee of $20. Marilyn Holt will speak on fertilizer.

 

Ambassadors-Tsawwassen Mills Toastmasters Club meets every 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. They specialize in fun, public speaking, and leadership training. Their next meeting is on Tuesday, March 19. The meeting theme is ‘death and taxes.’ Come for the training, stay for the laughs. Club meets at the Tsawwassen Mills Training Room. Enter at entrance No. 4, turn left past Old Navy, and it's between Yogibo Bean Bags & Yogen Fruz. Guests are always welcome. For more information email Dawn at: dmcfitz@me.com.

 

The Probus Club of South Delta, a non-profit club for retired and semi-retired people who wish to gather with others to enjoy learning and fellowship, will hold its monthly meeting at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 20 at the Coast Tsawwassen Inn. The speaker will be Point Roberts fire Chief Christopher Carelton. He will outline the protocols for Canadians requiring medical attention in the Point. Guests are welcome. Call Dick Williams at 604-940-6542 for information.

 

Canada Leaning Code is travelling across the country to bring hands-on, interactive technology education to Canadian youth and on Wednesday, March 20 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Tsawwassen Library. Kids between the ages of nine and 12 are invited take part in this fun learning opportunity.

 

SD Newcomers’ next meeting is Thursday, March 21 at 7:15 p.m. at Gallery 1710 in Tsawwassen. Guest speaker Mark Swenson, a celebrated Point Roberts author, will entertain and surprise with tales, trails and trivia of this unique American enclave.

 

Have you had a recent loss due to suicide and want the support of others in similar circumstances? Then join an adult Suicide Grief Support Group where you can share your feelings and thoughts in a safe and supportive environment, learn about coping strategies and resources, and develop community with others. The group meets at the Centre for Supportive Care in Ladner for eight Tuesdays, March 26 to May 14, from 1 to 3 p.m. For more information or to pre-register, call 604-948-0660. The group is complimentary and co-sponsored by the Delta Hospice Society and the Delta Funeral Home & Cremation Centre.

 

Kings Links Ladies Golf Club is welcoming new members. The club plays every Tuesday morning from April to mid-October. Come out and enjoy fun competitions on a challenging course. For more information, contact Jennifer at j.ellen@telus.net or Cheryl at ourcoach@gmail.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.

 

Deltones Toastmasters Club meets on the first and third Thursday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m. at Fraser Health Unit, 4470 Clarence Taylor Crescent, Ladner. Speakers from all levels can benefit from practical, face-to-face learning program. Guests are always welcome. Email lornawynn217@me.com or call Lorna at 604-328-6971 for more information.

 

Are you bereavedrecently and would like to be physically active and informally connect with others who have experienced a significant loss? Then join other adults on gentle walks with the option to share your experience of grief and loss. The group meets at the Centre for Supportive Care in Ladner on Wednesdays, April 3 to June 26, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Attend all or some of the walks. For more information or to pre-register, call 604-948-0660. Program is complimentary.

 

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.

 

Love to dance? There will be dances at KinVillage Community Centre in Tsawwassen every Friday night (8 to 10:30 p.m.) and Sunday afternoon (1 to 3:30 p.m.). There will be music for a variety of dances, including waltz, jive and foxtrot, and requests will be taken. Cost is $5 for KinVillage members and $6 for non-members. Admission includes tea, coffee and assorted snacks.

 

Delta Falcons field hockey spring 2019 registration has been extended. Registration for U10 and under (boys and girls) and U11-18 (girls) will remain ongoing until teams are full. If interested in playing the fastest game on turf, register as soon as possible at www.falcons.ca.

 

Restorative Yoga for people living with cancer can help deepen relaxation, increase flexibility and heighten breath and body awareness. Join Delta Hospice’s yoga group where body, breath and mind come together in fully supported reclining yoga positions. Yoga experience is not necessary. The group meets at the Centre for Supportive Care, 4631 Clarence Taylor Crescent, Ladner, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., on Thursdays from April 4 to May 9. For more information or to pre-register, call 604-948-0660. Program is complimentary.

 

This spring’s volunteer training program at Delta Hospice will run Thursday, April 11 through Thursday, May 30. Sessions will be held Thursdays from 6:30 to 9 p.m. and two Saturdays (April 27 and May 25) from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. If you are interested in working with people at end of life or in bereavement, call 604-948-0660 to book an interview with coordinator of volunteers Chris Colero.

 

Anger management group: for women who have experienced any form of relationship violence. This series runs every Thursday from April 18 to May 23 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Deltassist’s North Delta office. For information or to register call 604-594-3455 or visit http://www.deltaassist.com/news/ongoing-events.

 

Bereaved and in need of better self-care and relaxation practices? Then join a music-therapist-led adult group where you will learn a variety of self-care techniques and participate in experiential guided relaxation to help you address feelings of depression, exhaustion and anxiety as they relate to grief. The group meets at the Centre for Supportive Care in Ladner for six Thursdays, May 16 to June 20, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For more information or to pre-register, call 604-948-0660. Program is complimentary.

 

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.

 

50+/SENIORS

 

Line Dancing with Susana, Latin and ballroom-style classes, are offered at KinVillage Community Centre in Tsawwassen. Classes are at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays, 4 p.m. on Wednesdays and 9 a.m. for beginners on Fridays. No partners required. Drop-in is $6 for members and $7 for guests. Punch card deals also available.  

 

There will be a St. Patrick’s Day Luncheonat 12:15 p.m. on Friday, March 15 at KinVillage Community Centre in Tsawwassen. Tickets are $15 for members and $17 for guests. 

 

ElderCollege Delta registration is underway for the spring semester. There are still places available in computer and iPad classes and also in the language and literature classes. The popular special presentations are free to members. This semester features Who Killed the Avro Arrow; Murder and Mystery, Jack the Ripper and the Royal Family; and A Not so Savage Land, The Art and Times of Frederick Whymper. There is also a free community presentation: Brass 101, an Afternoon with the Trilogy Brass Trio. Register online at ElderCollege Delta or call 604-943-0262.

 

McKee Seniors Recreation Centre in Ladner is holding Sing-a-long Friday afternoons at 1 p.m. If you enjoy singing for fun, come by and join in.

 

A Spring Luncheon will be held at McKee Seniors Recreation Centre on Friday, March 29 from noon to 2 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by Caviar & Lace. Cost is $15 for members and $17 for guests. Tickets now on sale.

 

McKee House Seniors Society is holding its annual general meeting at the McKee Seniors Recreation Centre in Ladner on Saturday, April 6 at 10 a.m.

 

Shari’s Saturday Social Dance will be held from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 13 at KinVillage Community Centre in Tsawwassen. The theme is Splendor of the South Seas. Summer attire welcome (but optional). Dance the night away to a great variety of CD music. Tickets, available at the door, are $12 for members and $14 for guests.

 

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.

 

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.

 

FUNDRAISERS

 

McKee Seniors Recreation Centre is holding a shredding fundraiserby donation on Saturday, April 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

 

Eagle Eyes, a tribute to the Eagles, will headline a concert/dance at KinVillage Community Centre in Tsawwassen at 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 30. Tickets are $30 for members and $35 for guests. Tickets available at KinVillage or at the Rose & Crown Pub.

 

Quizmaster Ivor Hewitt will put teams of four to the test on a variety of subjects at the next edition of Quiz Night at the KinVillage Community Centre in Tsawwassen on Saturday, April 6 at 7 p.m. Register your team for $40 by calling 604-943-0225 or drop by the reception desk at KinVillage weekdays.

 

There will be a Trivia Night on Saturday, April 6 at the Ladner Community Centre from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Come prepared to put your pop culture knowledge to the test to win prizes while helping raise funds for Delta Gymnastics renovation. Pay for your table before March 15 and get an early bird discount of $20 off. Each table includes two pizzas. Bring your own appies. Four Winds beer and red and white wine for purchase. $240 for a table of eight or $35 per person. Call 604-943-0460 or eschriber@deltagymnatics.com.

 

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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