Coming events: This KinVillage book sale is going to be giant

CLUBS AND GROUPS

Ambassadors-Tsawwassen Mills Toastmasters Club meets every second, third and fourth Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. The theme of the Tuesday, Jan. 15 meeting is "Oh, my Relations!" and the Jan. 22 meeting is an open house with a focus on cannabis. 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.

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South Delta Garden Club welcomes Howard Wills speaking about Sempervivums on Tuesday, Jan. 15 at 7 p.m. at Ladner Christian Reformed Church, 4594-54A St. Membership is $20 per year. Guests are $5, which can be applied to membership.

 

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, Jan. 16 at the Coast Tsawwassen Inn. Speaker will be Chris Johnson, Dr. Laugh, renowned international speaker on "Laughter is the Best Medicine." Guests are welcome. Call Sandy Watson at 604-952-7044 for more information.

 

SD Newcomers welcomes all new and returning members to its next monthly meeting. Come and hear stories of vice squad busts, fire and murder - The Penthouse. Meeting is on Thursday, Jan. 17 at 7:15 p.m. at Gallery 1710 (1710-56th St.).

 

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.

 

Delta Falcons spring junior field hockey registration is open until Jan. 31. The U10 (mixed boys and girls) and U11-18 (girls only) season runs from April to June. Sign up with a friend for fun, fitness and one of the most affordable spring sports offered in Delta. Info and contacts at www.falcons.ca.

 

Are you providing care or support for a family member or friend who is in poor health, is frail elderly, or has a chronic disease causing dependency? The South Delta Caregivers' Network is offering an education series and support group starting Wednesday, Feb 13 from 1 to 3 p.m. once a week for six weeks. Cost is $40. Topics include caregiver stress, communication techniques, role and lifestyle changes, accessing community resources, and legal and financial issues. To register phone Laurie at 604-943-3921, Sylvia at 604-943-7596 or the Centre for Supportive Care at 604-948-0660.

 

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 Feb. 7 to March 14. For more information or to pre-register, call 604-948-0660. Program is complimentary.

 

Kids Grieve Too is a support group for children seven to 12. The groups apply expressive arts and play to reduce anxiety and anger, promote healthy expression of difficult emotions, increase understanding of grief and loss, and provide support through connection with others. The group meets at the Centre for Supportive Care, 4631 Clarence Taylor Crescent, Ladner, 4 to 6 p.m., on Wednesdays from Feb. 6 to March 6. 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.

 

SENIORS

 

Shari’s Saturday Social is on Saturday, Jan. 12 at KinVillage Community Centre in Tsawwassen. Doors open at 7 p.m., dancing from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. The theme is Canadian Country Casual. Dress style optional but your western hat, dressy jeans, frills and skirts would be welcome. Dance to a wide variety of CD music. Tickets available at the door: $12 for members, $14 for non-members. Tickets include mid-evening tea, coffee and assorted goodies. To reserve a table call Shari at 604-943-8755.

 

McKee Seniors Recreation Centre will host a Robbie Burns luncheon with entertainment on Friday, Jan. 25 at noon. Members are $15, non-members are $17. Tickets on sale now.

 

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 Ladner is 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.

 

The McKee Seniors Recreation Centre in Ladner is 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 Ladner is 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 Ladner is 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 Ladner is 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.

 

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

The Hospice Cottage Charity Shoppe, 1521-56th St., has a Home Decor event  with a great selection of new and gently used items that suit anyone’s décor needs. From small décor items to furniture, many different items available while they last.

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

Donations of gently used items for the Giant Book Sale (along with CDs, DVDs and games) at KinVillage Community Centre in Tsawwassen are welcome up until Jan. 28. No digests, encyclopedias, magazines or VHS tapes. Sale takes place Jan. 31 to Feb. 2.

 

Take The Container Trail tour to see firsthand how Delta is a gateway to Canada’s trade with the world. Tour is free. For January and February dates, visit www.portvancouver.com/delta or call the Port of Vancouver Delta Community Office at 604-665-9635.

 

ARTS

 

Gallery 1710 in Tsawwassen will feature the work of local artists Nancy Dean, Chris Johnson, Myriam Laberge, Victoria Heryet, Jan Rankin and Kathy Swift in Six in the Mix. Show runs from Jan. 10 to 20. Gallery is open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily (until 7 p.m. on Fridays). A reception will be held on Saturday, Jan. 12 from 3 to 6 p.m.

 

The Wander Inn Cafe is open Saturday, Jan. 12 from 7 to 10 p.m. at Lighthouse Church, 5545 Ladner Trunk Rd. Opening act: Local singers/guitarists Steve Gunter and Daniel Dupuis will entertain with songs influenced by folk, blues and rock. Feature act: Stephanie Standerwick is a powerhouse singer-songwriter who is currently finishing her first full length album with Mike Reno (Loverboy) and Davor Vulama (Hedley). Entrance: suggested $7 donation covers beverages, goodies, and entertainment.

 

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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