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Coming Events

Clubs & Groups ?Come to the Ladner Pioneer Library, 4683-51st St., in your pyjamas! Listen to a half-hour drop-in program of books, songs, felt stories and puppets for children 2 to 5 years old. Parents and caregiver are encouraged to participate.

Clubs & Groups

?Come to the Ladner Pioneer Library, 4683-51st St., in your pyjamas! Listen to a half-hour drop-in program of books, songs, felt stories and puppets for children 2 to 5 years old. Parents and caregiver are encouraged to participate. Call or visit your library, or visit www.fvrl.ca to find out about other story and baby times at your local Delta library. Pyjama Storytime: Wednesdays, 28, Dec. 5, 7 - 7: 30 p.m.

?Wednesday, Nov. 28 Coping with Grief During the Holidays. Looking for practical strategies about how to cope with grief during the holiday season? Join Delta Hospice Bereavement Services for a seminar from 7 to 8: 30 p.m. at the Harold & Veronica Savage Centre For Supportive Care (4631 Clarence Taylor Crescent, Ladner). For more information or to rsvp, call 604948-0660.

?Canadian Mental Health Association Delta Offers a Family Support Group for individuals supporting someone with a mental illness: Second and fourth Wednesday every month: 7 - 9 p.m. Next meeting takes place on Wednesday, Nov. 28 at Delta Hospital, 5800 Mountain View Blvd., Ladner (Education Room). Call CMHA Delta for info at 604-943-1878.

?Delta Chamber of Commerce hosts a luncheon with guest speaker and business leader Jim Shepard on Thursday, Nov. 29 from 11: 30 a.m. to 1: 30 p.m. at the Coast Tsawwassen Inn, 1665-56th St., Tsawwassen. Visit www.deltachamber.ca for more information.

?Make and take home a simple wandering book, known also as an accordion book. Add a favourite saying, a thought or a poem and display it as a piece of art. Come to the Tsawwassen Library, 1321A - 56th St., and make one for yourself, or as a gift on Thursday, Nov. 29 from 7 - 8: 30 p.m.

?Are you gay, bisexual or just not sure? Need a safe place to talk? HOMINUM Fraser Valley is an informal discussion and support group to help gay, bisexual and questioning men with the challenges of being married, separated or single. Our next meeting is 7: 30 pm on Friday, Nov. 30. For information and meeting location, call Art 604-4629813 or Don 604-329-9760.

?Dec. 3-21 - Celebrate a Life - Visit the Harold & Veronica Savage Centre for Supportive Care during the holidays and honour a loved one who has died by placing a tribute on the Celebrate a Life Tree. Volunteers will be at the centre from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

?Positive Parenting: The Basics and Beyond is a two-day interactive approach to creating a positive, supportive atmosphere for your family interactions. The free parent workshop is presented by Reach Child and Youth Development Society on Monday, Dec. 3 and Thursday, Dec. 6 from 12: 30 to 2: 30 p.m. at the ECD Hub, 5000 Bridge St., Ladner. Child minding available. To register call 604-946-6622 Ext. 328 or email robynl@reachdevelopment.org.

?There will be a 'Easing your way through peri-menopause and menopause' talk on Tuesday, Dec. 4 with Dr. Susan Steeves at Tsawwassen Pharmasave, 1244-56th St., from 7 to 8 p.m. Call 604-943-5066 or come in to register. The $5 registration fee is donated to Delta Hospital.

Seniors

?A November birthday lunch will be held Friday, Nov. 30 at 12: 30 p.m. at McKee Seniors Recreation Centre. Chicken noodle casserole, salad, dessert and tea or coffee. Members: $7. Guests: $8. Entertainment: Langley Seniors' Silver Belles and Beaus Choir.

?The Delta Music Makers perform at the McKee Seniors Recreation Centre Sunday, Dec. 2 from 1 to 3 p.m. Wine & cheese reception. Members: $2. Guests: $3.

Special Events

?The 12th annual Light of Remembrance Service takes place Wednesday, Nov. 28 at 7: 30 p.m. at Cedar Park Church, 5300-44th Ave., Ladner. Open to all who have lost a loved one. For more information call 604946-6040.

?Santa will visit Cammidge House on Sunday, Dec. 2, between 1 - 3 p.m. at Cammidge House located off Boundary Bay Road in Regional Park. Goodie bags for the children, door prizes and refreshments for adults. Parents please bring your own camera to record visit. For more information call Ursula at 604-948-1749.

?The Point Roberts Icelandic Christmas Craft Faire takes place Saturday, Dec. 1 from 10 - 5 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 2 from 11 - 3 p.m. at the Point Roberts Community Center, 1487 Gulf Road.

Arts

?Open Stage at Tsawwassen Arts Centre on Wednesday, Nov. 28 at 7: 30 p.m. Musicians, comedians, poets and actors all welcome. Watch great local talent or even perform yourself. Drop in: $4 at the door. Call 604-943-9437 to sign up and for more infor-

?The Sidekick Players present, Ethan Claymore by Norm Foster and directed by Carroll Lefebvre at the Tsawwassen Arts Centre, Nov. 15 to Dec. 1. (Thursday, Friday & Saturday evenings only) Curtain: 8 p.m. Box office opens: 7 p.m. Please call to reserve your seat, 604-288-2415.

?On Saturday, Dec. 8 from 7 to 9 p.m. Cedar Park Church is hosting its annual music and dessert evening in support of the Delta Hospice Society. Special guests Tracy Neff and Tony Barton will perform sacred and secular Christmas favourites. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased by calling Cedar Park at 604946-7410.

?Delta Youth Orchestra's Christmas & Concerti concert, featuring Howard Blakes' The Snowman, takes place Sunday, Dec. 9 at 3 p.m. at Genesis Theatre in Ladner. Admission is $10 for adults, $7 for seniors and students (13 and older) and free for kids 12 and under. For tickets call 604878-4655 or visit www.dyo. bc.ca.

The Coming Events column is published every Wednesday as a community service. If you have a non-profit event, mail, drop off, fax, or e-mail (events@ delta-optimist.com) the details to the Optimist by 3 p.m. Monday. Submissions are subject to space limitations (no phone calls, please).