Coming events: Tsawwassen Library hosts Family Games Afternoon

CLUBS AND GROUPS

 

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A Brit Club lunch will be held on Saturday, Sept. 15 at the Tsawwassen Legion. Meeting at 12:30 p.m.; lunch at 1 p.m. New members welcome. You don’t have to be British, you just have to like the country. No fees, just buy your lunch. Call Roy Bilson at 604-308-3699 or email rbilson12@gmail.com to reserve.

 

The Low Vision Support Group meets at the Ladner Pioneer Library on the third Monday of most months. Meet and greet at 1 p.m. followed by speaker from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Upcoming meetings scheduled for Sept. 17, Oct. 15, Nov. 19 and Dec. 17 (Christmas social). Val Windsor will be the guest speaker at the Sept. 17 meeting.

 

A Parkinson’s support group meeting will be held on Monday, Sept. 17 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 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, Sept. 17 at 1 p.m. Email: a2maggie@telus.net for more information.

 

South Delta Garden Club welcomes Laurelle Oldford-Down for an Applefest event on Tuesday, Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. at Ladner Christian Reformed Church, 4594-54A St. Learn how to grow fruit trees in small spaces and containers, taste unusual and heritage apples, or buy a tree. Membership is $20 per year; guests are $5 (may be applied to membership).

 

The Boundary Bay Quilt Guild will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 18 in the Sacred Heart gym, 3900 Arthur Dr. Call 604-377-1542 for more information.

 

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.

 

Lego Club runs every Wednesday from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Tsawwassen Library until Nov. 14. Lego Club is a fun afternoon program for kids. Lego provided. Children under five must be accompanied by an adult.

 

InspireHealth, a supportive cancer care organization approved by the BC Ministry of Health, is offering a free one-day Supportive Cancer Care Workshop at the Centre for Supportive Care on Friday, Sept. 21.  Educational and interactive sessions are led by an InspireHealth physician and nutritionist. Tea and light refreshments are provided; participants supply their own lunch. The workshop is open to adults with a current or past cancer diagnosis. Family members and support people are also welcome. To register, call InspireHealth at 604-734-7125.

 

If you know or have a child who is grieving the loss of significant person, consider Kids Grieve Too, counsellor-led bereavement support groups for children aged seven to 12. These 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 next group meets at the Centre for Supportive Care in Ladner on Mondays from 4 to 6 p.m. from Oct. 15 to Nov. 26. For more information or to pre-register, call 604-948-0660. Program is complimentary.

 

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.

 

If you are living with cancer and you would like to release muscle tension, increase your flexibility and balance your body/mind connection, then join a Delta Hospice restorative yoga group. Yoga experience is not necessary. The group meets at the Centre for Supportive Care, 4631 Clarence Taylor Crescent, Ladner, for six Thursdays beginning Sept. 13. For more information or to pre-register, call 604-948-0660. Program is complimentary.

 

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.

 

Cyclists who would like to ride with others can meet at the Ladner Pioneer Library parking lot Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 a.m. The ride is especially suited for reasonably fit, mature cyclists but everyone is welcome. Contact Bob at 604-943-1603 for more information.

 

Delta Hospice will offer a Volunteer Training Program from Oct. 1 to Nov. 8. The 30-hour program will run Monday and Thursday mornings, 9:30 a.m. to noon. It provides training for those wishing to join a team of kind, caring volunteers who support people at end of life and in bereavement. Call 604-948-0660 for more information.

 

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.

 

Love the game of golf and want to join a ladies group? Kings Links Ladies play every Tuesday morning and are welcoming new members. The 2018 season goes until mid-October. Come out and enjoy fun competitions on a challenging course. For more information contact Jennifer at 604-946-4346 or j.ellen@telus.net.

 

Ambassadors Tsawwassen Mills Toastmasters meet every second and fourth Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. The club meets at the Tsawwassen Mills training room and always welcomes guests. Come and see how Toastmasters can help you gain confidence and leadership skills through public speaking in a safe, encouraging environment. For more information contact Karentaipalus@gmail.com.

 

 

SENIORS

 

ElderCollege Delta will be offering a varied program of courses, presentations and field trips geared for adults over 50 this fall. The semester begins in October and with a $10 annual membership fee and modest individual course fees, ElderCollege learning is both affordable and varied. Register online beginning Sept. 17 at ElderCollege Delta/KinVillage or in person from Sept. 17 to 21 (9 a.m. to noon) at KinVillage or Sept. 18 (11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.) at Ladner Pioneer Library. Inquiries can be made via email at eldercollegedelta@kinvillage.org or by leaving a message at 604-943-0262.

 

High Tea with piano player Kelvin Ketchum on Friday, Sept. 21 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at KinVillage Community Centre, 5430-10th Ave., Tsawwassen. Tickets are $14 for members and $16 for non-members.

 

No Frills Couples Bridge Tournament on Thursday, Sept. 27 at KinVillage Community Centre, 5430-10th Ave., Tsawwassen. Check in at 12:15 p.m., bridge starts at 1 p.m. Register in advance, pairs only. Cash, cheque, debit/credit. Tickets $10 per person. Cash prizes and draws.

 

Rock and roll to the live music of Cheek to Cheek on Saturday, Sept. 29 at KinVillage Community Centre, 5430-10th Ave., Tsawwassen.  Tickets are $15 for members, $20 for non-members. Drop in or call KinVillage at 604-943-0225. Cash, cheque, debit/credit. Cash bar. Tickets for buffet dinner also available for $16. Doors open at 6 p.m., dancing from 8 to 11 p.m.

 

McKee Seniors Recreation Centre hosts Dancin’ in the Country on Saturday, Oct. 13 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Enjoy a fun-filled afternoon with line dancing and social dancing to new and classic country music. Tickets are $7 and available at McKee or at the door. Cash concession available.

 

Play golf? Join the McKee Golden Irons Friday mornings at Delta Golf Course (handicap system). Call Ken at 604-940-7498.

 

FUND RAISERS

 

The Hospice Cottage Charity Shoppe, 1521-56th St., Tsawwassen, will have a wonderful selection of everything you need for Halloween during the week of Sept. 17. Proceeds fund hospice care in Delta.

 

Mingler at the Mills fundraiser for Reach Child and Youth Development Society will be held on Saturday, Sept. 29 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Event will feature appetizers, chocolate and micro-brewery wine and spirits tasting with live jazz and fall fashions. Tickets are $50 and are available online at https://mingler-at-the-mills.eventbrite.ca, in person at Tsawwassen Mills Customer Service or Reach head office in Ladner.

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

 

Quiz Night on Saturday, Sept. 15 at KinVillage Community Centre in Tsawwassen. Teams of four are $40, which includes snacks. Drop-in or call KinVillage at 604-943-0225 in advance to register your team. Quiz starts at 7 p.m. Spectators welcome at $5 per person.

 

Goofy Night - for Families will be held on Saturday, Sept. 15 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Ladner Lighthouse Church auditorium. Event is designed to create great memories for kids and connections with other families in the community. It will include a goofy dinner, goofy activities and as many other goofy items as organizers can dream up. Get into the spirit of it all by wearing your goofiest outfit. Cost is $10/family. Call 604-946-4430 or email info@ladnerlife.com.

 

Port Guichon Elementary is holding a garage sale on Saturday Sept. 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Join the garage sale and turn your junk into someone else's treasure. Tables rentals still available. Contact alisasayce@hotmail.com for more information.

 

The SDSS grad class of 1988 is holding a 30-year reunion on Sept. 15 at the Tsawwassen Tunnel Town Curling Club. Tickets at Eventbrite (search SDSS).

 

An InspireHealth workshop will be held on Friday, Sept. 21 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Centre for Supportive Care (4631 Clarence Taylor Cres, Delta). The workshop is offered free of charge, although pre-registration is required by calling 604-734-7125. Practical and evidence-based sessions will cover topics including: nutrition, exercise, stress management, emotional support, learning about empowering information and gain tools for your health and well-being. The workshop is designed for all adults (16 years and over) with a current or past cancer diagnosis. Support people are also welcome to register.

 

GreenFlixis a free documentary film series launching on Saturday, Sept. 22 at 7:30 p.m. at Ladner United Church. Sponsored by the South Delta Greens of BC, the first film of this monthly series is The Economics of Happiness, which questions conventional assumptions about the benefits of a growing global economy. There will be a discussion after the film for those who choose to stay. Donations optional. See the trailer at www.greenflix.ca.

 

Calling all grads from the Delta Secondary class of 1968. A 50th reunion will be held Sept. 29 at the Coast Tsawwassen Inn. Contact Barb at bwayte@telus.net.

 

Port Guichon Elementary Winter Market will be held on Saturday, Nov. 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Knitting, clothing, honey, crafts, books, cosmetics, jewelry, family photos, kids crafts, bake sale and many other things. Table rentals still available. Contact alisasayce@hotmail.com for more information.

 

 

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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