CLUBS & GROUPS
?South Delta Newcomers & Alumni meetings are held the third Thursday of each month at 7: 15 p.m. in the Kiwanis Longhouse, 1710-56th St., Tsawwassen. The club is for all women who have moved to Ladner, Tsawwassen or Point Roberts, to introduce you to the community and help you make new friends. Join us Thursday, March 15 for a CPR presentation by Swimclo Aquatics and Fitness. For more information please call Marie at 778-434-2090.
?Delta Skating Club Annual Ice Show - Friday, March 16 at 7 to 8 p.m. March 16 at 7 to 8 p.m. This year's theme is Around the World on Ice. Tickets available at the door. Adults $8, children 6-12 $5, free for children 5 and under.
?Remove invasive plants and plant native plants at the Delta Nature Reserve on March 17 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The reserve has a wide range of flora and fauna. Gloves tools and refreshments are provided. The event is on rain or shine. This is Cougar Creek Streamkeepers, Lower Mainland Green Team and Corporation of Delta event. For more info and to participate please RSVP directly at the website: http: //www. meetup.com/TheLowerMainland-Green-Team/ events/44742812/
?The Labyrinth - a one-day workshop to explore the use of the labyrinth in supporting and deepening our spiritual practice. Saturday, March 17 from 9: 30 a.m. to 2: 30 p.m. at St. David's Anglican Church, 111551A St., Tsawwassen. Cost: $20. Bring a bag lunch. Coffee, tea and munchies provided. For information and to register, phone 604-943-4737, or email admin@ stdavidsdelta.com.
?Birds in Focus Photography Workshop at Cammidge House, Boundary Bay Regional Park on Sunday, March 18, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Workshop leader will be local photographer Ursula Easterbrook. This is a workshop that explores basic to advanced photography skills, techniques, digital aspects, equipment selection, places to go and more. Bring your camera. Ages 12+; $20 collected at the door. Advance registration is required (604-432-6359). For information call 604-224-5739.
?The Delta Chamber of Commerce's next After 5 Business Social is set for Monday, March 19 from 5 to 7 p.m. It takes place at Morrison's Grill, Unit 301 - 1658 Foster's Way, Annacis Island.
?Rock & Gem Club next meeting March 19 at 7: 30 p.m. at South Delta Recreation Centre - educational program and workshop - guests welcome. For more info call 6049434568.
?The next regular meeting of the South Delta Low Vision Support Group will be held on Tuesday, March 20 at 1: 30 p.m. at the Ladner Pioneer Library. Coun. Jeannie Kanakos will be the guest speaker.
?Linda Gilkeson, a popular speaker, organic gardening trainer and writer from British Columbia, will speak at the March meeting of the Evergreen Garden Club on the topic of how to help plants survive weird weather and how to be an adaptable gardener with a productive garden all year round. Tuesday, March 20 at 7: 30 p.m., Kin House 505047th Ave., Ladner. Members and guests welcome. For more information contact Ina at Inasimonis@telus.net or 604-943-5005.
?The Boundary Bay Quilters Guild invites you to attend our meeting on Tuesday, March 20. Raga-Muffin Collectibles' Colleen MacKinnon will talk about Penny Rugs. We meet at the Sacred Heart Gym, 3900 Arthur Drive in Ladner. Doors open at 6: 30 pm and our meetings are from 7-9 pm. Guests are always welcome for a $5 entrance fee. For more information: www.boundarybayquiltersguild.ca or call 604-948-0692.
?The Probus Club of South Delta, a non-profit, fellowship club for retired and semi-retired professional and business people will hold its annual general meeting at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 21 at the Coast Tsawwassen Inn. Our guest speaker is Keith Trail, Probus National Director. Please call Dick Williams at 604-940-6542 for information.
?Basic Tax Preparation is offered to low-income families, couples and individuals at Ladner Pioneer Library, 4683-51st St., Delta on Thursdays, March 22 - April 19 from 10 a.m.
- noon. To register, please call Robbin at 6049401186 after 3: 30 p.m. weekdays.
?Learn about some free Key Websites for Canadian Immigration and Census Records at the Ladner Pioneer Library, 4683-51st St., Delta on Thursday, March 22, 2 - 3: 30 p.m., or Tsawwassen Library, 1321A-56th St., Delta on Thursday, March 29, 2 - 3: 30 p.m.
?The Purple Pirate is coming to town during your Spring Break! He is hunting for treasure and needs first mates to help. A first mate must like magic, laughter and reading. On Friday, March 23, bring the whole family to Tsawwassen Library (1 - 1: 45 p.m.) or Ladner Pioneer Library (3 - 3: 45 p.m.).
?International Folk Dancing - Drop-in classes are led by volunteer Julia Erdmann every Thursday evening from 7 to 8 p.m. until May 17 on the beautiful sprung dance floor at KinVillage Centre, 5430-10th Ave., Tsawwassen. Beginners welcome and no partner necessary. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing. Per class cost: $3 for members, $4 for nonmembers.
?AL-ANON Family Groups announces that the Monday at 7: 30 p.m. and Wednesday at 1: 30 p.m. meetings have relocated to 5061-12th Avenue in Tsawwassen.
?The Tsawwassen Tennis Club is looking for ladies to play day or night league spring 2012. Organized competitive fun tennis. For more information email email@example.com or call 604-219-4232.
?The KinVillage Community Centre is having a St. Patrick's Day Luncheon at noon on Friday, March 16. Tickets available at reception, 604-943-0225. $11 for members & $13 for non-members.
?The KinVillage Community Centre will be having a Tuesday Social & Movie, on March 20, at 1: 30 p.m. Cost is $3. Includes Timbits with tea or coffee and a free movie.
?Singles over Sixty has a meeting on March 21 at KinVillage in Tsawwassen. There will be a silent auction. Come along, bring a friend and have some fun. Phone Win at 6049460299.
?McKee Seniors' Recreation Centre presents: March Birthday Lunch on Friday, March 30 at 12: 30 p.m. Lasagna, salad, dessert & beverage. Art show awards presentation. Members: $7. Guests: $8. Entertainment: Fyne Tuned. 5155-47th Ave. 604-946-1411.
?Rockin' for Reach: A benefit concert and dance for Reach Child and Youth Development Society with Incognito, Jerry Doucette and friends. Ages 19 and over. Saturday, March 31 at KinVillage Community Centre 5430-10th Ave., Tsawwassen. Doors open 7 p.m. Tickets $20 available at Videoland Tsawwassen and Ladner locations, or call 604-946-6622 ext 337reachdevelopment.org.
?South Delta Artists Guild: now showing at the Longhouse Gallery in Tswawwassen 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Thursday Sunday, "Partners In Art". Sculptures in metal, pottery and clay figures alongside visual art. Check out the workshop board for classes and Life Drawing dates/ times. Shown until March 25.
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