CLUBS & GROUPS
?Bats of Burrvilla takes place Wednesday, Aug.
1, from 7: 30 to 9: 30 p.m. at Deas Island Regional Park. Follow the flight of these fascinating mammals. Listen to their hunting sonar using a bat detector as they dash and dart in search of mosquitoes and moths.
Learn about the mysteries of their nocturnal life as you experience their world. Ages 6+ $4.25/youth/senior, $8/adult, $21.25/family Registration required, please call: 604-432-6359.
To find out about other Metro Vancouver programs, visit the events calendar at www.metrovancouver.org.
?Always a big hit, Mad Science is back to wow you with their incredible Fire and Ice show. Discover the cool chemistry behind the states of matter, and learn the intriguing basics of air pressure. Scissors will unexpectedly sizzle and carbon dioxide will bubble as the chilling properties of dry ice are revealed.
Be amazed when a ball is suspended over the audience, and marvel at the strength of your own lungs with radical air pressure experiments. One hour of pure family entertainment. Shows are Wednesday, Aug. 1 from 10: 30 to 11: 30 a.m. at George Mackie Library, 1 to 2 p.m. at Tsawwassen Library and 3: 30 to 4: 30 p.m. at Ladner Pioneer Library.
?DIGIVATIONS is holding Train Like an Astronaut full-day programs at Delta Gymnastics in Ladner from Aug. 7 to 10 and Aug. 20 to 24. NASA Mini-Academies will be held at the Point Roberts Community Center August 11-14, 18-21 and 25-28 (11 a.m. to 1 p.m.) Register at www.digivations.com.
?The South Delta Therapeutic Touch Network meets every second Wednesday of the month at the Natural Comfort Wellness Centre in Tsawwassen. The next meeting is on Aug. 8. Open to members, non-members, all experience levels of therapeutic touch and to anyone interested in learning about this modality as an introduction/information session. To register please call Frances (604-948-1652) or Selena (604-953-4175).
?Sports equipment is for sale at the Hospice Cottage Charity Shoppe. Shop early for hockey and skating equipment at great prices.
Hospice Cottage open Tuesday & Thursday from 9: 30 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 9: 30 to 4 p.m., sidewalk sale Monday - 1521 56th St. Tsawwassen.
?Troubled by someone's drinking? Al-Anon Support Group meets in the 'Penland Room' of the Clubhouse at Sacred Heart Parish, 3900 Arthur Drive (South side, past hall, at rear of property behind Monastery).
?Breastfeeding? Pregnant and wanting to learn more? Get the information and encouragement you need to meet your breastfeeding goals. La Leche League Canada's South Delta Group meets for discussion the second Tuesday of every month at 10 a.m. at Ladner United Church, 4960-48th Ave. Babies and young children are welcome. Between meetings phone help is available from Ruth at 604-948-3284 and Darcie at 604-244-0284. www. LLLC.ca
?The Delta Youth Support Line Society (DYSL) is looking for fabulous, friendly people to volunteer at the DYSL Wearhouse Thrift Store in Tsawwassen. This is an amazing summer opportunity to learn and develop marketable skills all while being part of a great volunteer team! For more info, or to fill out a volunteer application, contact Brenda at btyc@dccnet. com or info@dyslsociety. com.
?McKee Seniors Recreation Centre will be closed from Saturday, Aug. 4 to Sunday, Aug. 12, inclusive for interior painting and maintenance, re-opening Monday, Aug. 13.
?South Delta Seniors' Travel hosts a trip to Minter Gardens and Harrison Hot Springs Monday, Aug. 13. It includes a buffet lunch. Members only $60 - all gratuities included. Call 604-943-0225.
?Delta Seniors Planning Team is offering a free workshop for seniors on reducing health risks and maintaining good health through physical activity. It will be presented Tuesday, Aug. 14 at 1: 30 p.m. at KinVillage Community Centre at 5430-10th Ave., Tsawwassen. Presenter is Sepia Sharma, Community Health Specialist, Fraser Health Authority.
Discussion to follow about good walking routes in Tsawwassen. For more information call 6049469526 or seniorscomm@ gmail.com.
?Twice monthly car boot sales at Centennial Beach Parking lot, 8: 30 a.m. every second and fourth Saturday (Weather permitting) Only $10 per space. Next sale: Aug. 11. Sell treasures; buy treasures! Hosted by Cammidge House Volunteer Committee Boundary Bay Regional Park. For more information call Beth 604-940-9824.
?Delta Community Animal Expo takes place Sunday, Aug. 12 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) at Ladner Memorial Park. Come spend a fun filled day in the sun with your family (leashed dogs and other pets welcome too!) The Delta Animal Expo has over 40 exhibitors which include dog rescue groups, animal wellness businesses and more! More details about the Expo available at www.deltacommunityanimalshelter.ca. Check the DCAS Facebook for the Pet Look-A-like contest entrants and submit your entry now.
?The Tsawassen SunFest Music Festival takes place over the B.C. Day-long weekend from Aug. 3 to 6 with bands, musical events and concert performances at the Winskill Park Main Stage, the Tsawwassen Arts Centre and various outdoor venues around town including Earthwise Garden, Petra's and Tsawwassen Town Centre Mall.
Bands include No Sinner, Bocephus King, Sargent Ginger, and Christine Magee's Chocolate N' Vanilla Affairs. See the full festival line up, dates and show times at www.sunfestival.ca
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