Coming events: Play some board games at the Tsawwassen Library this Saturday

CLUBS AND GROUPS

 

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Ambassadors-Tsawwassen Mills Toastmasters Club meets every second, third and fourth Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. Its next meeting is Tuesday, Dec. 11 and the theme is traditions. Come for a fun, lively evening and listen to three amazing speeches. Club meets at the Tsawwassen Mills Training Room (enter at Entrance 4, turn left past Old Navy and it's between Yogibo Bean Bags & Yogen Fruz). Ambassadors always welcome guests. For more information, contact Dawn at dmcfitz@me.com.

 

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.

 

Have some fun and bring your writings to the writing group at the Tsawwassen Library on Thursday, Dec. 13 from 10:30 a.m. to noon. There will be five-minute presentations. For further information, call Lula at 604-943-4558.

 

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.

 

South Delta Newcomers are celebrating the Christmas season with a luncheon on Dec. 6, which is in lieu of the group’s December meeting. The club wishes all newcomers a safe and joyous holiday season. Watch for exciting 2019 monthly guest events.

 

Delta Nature will host a casual birding walk in Boundary Bay Regional Park on Wednesday, Dec. 12 from 9 a.m. to noon. Join Tom Bearss and his informal birdwatchers for a two-and-a-half-hour amble and enjoy the abundance of resident and over-wintering species, including shorebirds, waterfowl, raptors and smaller birds. Bring binoculars if you have them. Meet at Cammidge House in the park. The outing will end with a beverage and snack at Cammidge House. No charge for event; voluntary donation for snacks. Call 604-940-9296 or email tom.bearss@dccnet.com.

 

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. 

 

Family Games Afternoon runs every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. until Dec. 8 at the Tsawwassen Library. Unplug and reconnect with your family by playing board games. Enjoy one of the many games provided by the library or bring your favourites.

 

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

 

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

 

McKee Seniors Recreation Centre is hosting a wine and cheese concert with Delta Music Makers on Sunday, Dec. 9 from 2 to 4 p.m. Members are $7, non-members are $9.

 

KinVillage Travel has a special Christmas adventure planned for Tuesday, Dec. 11. After a turkey dinner at the Sylvia Hotel overlooking English Bay, there will be a Bright Nights train ride through Stanley Park. Tickets are $90 for members, $95 for non-members. Bus leaves White Spot in Tsawwassen at 3:45 p.m. and McKee Seniors Recreation Centre at 4 p.m., returning at approximately 11 p.m.

 

There will be an ElderCollege Singers Christmas concert at KinVillage Community Centre in Tsawwassen on Tuesday, Dec. 11 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. $3 admission includes coffee and Timbits.

 

McKee Seniors Recreation Centre is hosting an opioids information workshop on Wednesday, Dec. 12 at 11 a.m. Register at the centre.

 

Christmas Luncheon with Klondike Kate at KinVillage Community Centre in Tsawwassen on Friday, Dec. 14 at 12:15 p.m. $16 for members, $18 for non-members.

 

McKee Seniors Recreation Centre is holding a Christmas variety show on Friday, Dec. 14 from 7 to 9 p.m. Admission by donation.

 

Delta Music Makers free Christmas concert at KinVillage Community Centre in Tsawwassen on Sunday, Dec. 16 from 2 to 4 p.m. Christmas treats provided. Donations gratefully accepted.

 

McKee Seniors Recreation Centre is holding a Christmas Day luncheon on Tuesday, Dec. 25. Doors open at 11 a.m. Delicious hot turkey meal. Members cost $13, non-members are $15.

 

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.

 

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.

 

FUNDRAISERS

 

Hospice Cottage Charity Shoppe, 1521-56th St., Tsawwassen, offers a great selection of small Christmas trees, books, decorations, holiday outfits and ugly Christmas sweaters. Also a great selection of snow wear for men, women and children.

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

 

The Ladner Rotary Club will be hosting a Tree Lighting Festival at Memorial Park from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 7. Children will be able to visit Santa Claus and his two helpers in the Reach building. There will be crafts, refreshments and a mailbox for letters to Santa. Sixty-five-foot trees will be lit at 5:15 p.m.

 

Last Minute Ladner Craft Fair will be held on Sunday, Dec. 16 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Ladner Community Centre. Crafts, food, artisans and more. Free admission.

 

ARTS

 

The Delta Music Makers will present three Christmas concerts in South Delta in December: Sunday, Dec. 9 at 2 p.m. at McKee Seniors Recreation Centre in Ladner, Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. at Ladner Community Centre and Sunday, Dec. 16 at 2 p.m. at Kinvillage Community Centre in Tsawwassen. Check out https://www.deltamusicmakers.org/ for more information.

 

The Trinity Community Choir will present Gloria as part of the Sunday@3! concert series at Ladner United Church. The concert will be held on Sunday, Dec. 9 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door.

 

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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