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Happening around Delta: week of Dec. 23

Weekly events and community listings for North Delta and beyond

COMMUNITY

• Christmas Tree Chipping: Jan. 8 and 9, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sungod Recreation Centre, 7815 112th Street; The North Delta Lions Club will once again be providing Christmas tree chipping services by donation, with all proceeds going back into the community through equipment provided for the Hillside Boys and Girls Club as well as many bursaries. The club is also hosting tree chipping that weekend at Ladner Memorial Park (5010 47th Avenue), while the Tsawwassen Boundary Bay Lions will be chipping trees at South Delta Recreation Centre (1720 56th Street). COVID-19 protocols will be in place at all three locations.

• Library at Home: Jan. 18, 6:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Did you know you can stream movies, read magazines and learn a new language, all for free with your library card? Join Fraser Valley Regional Library for an overview of some of the amazing resources that are only a click away. Register for free at fvrl.ca.

• Conversation Circles: Jan. 21, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Practice your English in a friendly, informal environment. We read and discuss articles from the West Coast Reader online. Register for free at fvrl.ca.

• 2022 Delta Youth Leadership Conference: Jan. 28, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Seaquam Secondary, 11584 Lyon Rd.; Hosted by the Delta Police Department and Delta School District. Attention Delta students! Come join us in a day of incredible learning at the 3rd Annual Delta Youth Leadership Conference. We have a full day lined up with some incredible speakers in the morning — award-winning entrepreneur and author Kendal Netmaker; DJ Baron S, the first female DJ for the Vancouver Canucks; and bestselling author, personal development coach and founder of Champion UP Adrian Starks — followed by breakout sessions in the afternoon. The day will start with a DJ, students will have the opportunity to win door prizes, and there will be free lunch provided. All student who attend the conference will receive volunteer hours. Register in advance at deltasd.bc.ca/event/youth-leadership-conference.

• Enhance Your Employment Skills: Feb. 17, 6:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Are you looking to upgrade your skills or learn something new? In this introductory workshop you will discover how to use the library’s online resources like LinkedIn Learning and Mango Languages to take free courses on business, software, technology, creative skills and more. Register for free at fvrl.ca.

KIDS/TEENS

• Storytime: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; Wednesdays 2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Join our staff and other families live on Zoom for Storytime and introduce kids to the love of books and language. Children and caregivers will enjoy interactive stories, songs, rhymes and more. Storytime prepares children to learn to read. Register at fvrl.ca. Looking for more Storytime fun? Check out our on-demand content on social at facebook.com/ReadLearnPlay.

• Babytime: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Join library staff and other families live on Zoom for Babytime. Make language fun and help your baby develop speech and language skills. Enjoy bouncing, singing and rhyming with stories. Babytime is a fun, social bonding activity for babies and caregivers. Register at fvrl.ca. Looking for more Babytime fun? Check out our on-demand content on social at facebook.com/ReadLearnPlay.

• The Art of Journaling: Jan. 26, 3:15 p.m. to 4 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Want to start journaling but not sure where to start? Join us for a discussion on the joys of journaling, potential benefits, as well as tips and tricks. If you already have a journal, bring it along. If you don’t, that’s okay too! Register for free at fvrl.ca.

• Tween and Teen Pictionary: Jan. 27, 4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. How good are your guessing skills? Join us for the classic game of Pictionary. Test your drawing skills, guess each other’s art, and have fun guessing what library staff draw too! For ages 10-17. Space is limited and registration is required at fvrl.ca.

• Teen Paper Crafts: Feb. 3, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Calling all crafty teens! Join us to learn and share techniques about paper artistry. Each month will have different a paper craft-themed idea. We will talk about about different materials, methods, resources and art makers, and share our results. At our February session, we will discuss kindness and Valentine’s Day-themed paper crafts, featuring a pop-up card and mindfulness jars. Join us for some mindful and positive creations! Register for free at fvrl.ca.

TRIVIA

• Guardians of the Galaxy Trivia: Jan. 11, 3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Are you a Guardians of the Galaxy fan? Turn up the Awesome Mix and test your knowledge of the galaxy’s favourite band of misfits with our Guardians of the Galaxy Trivia Event. Fly solo and participate by yourself or assemble your own Ravager crew and team up with your whole household. Register at fvrl.ca.

• Pirates of the Caribbean Trivia: Feb. 8, 3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Ahoy mateys! Think you know about pirates, do you? Test your knowledge of the most dastardly band of swashbucklers on the high seas with our Pirates of the Caribbean trivia event. Participate by yourself or assemble a crew and work together. Just remember to watch out for the Kraken! Register for free at fvrl.ca.

BOOKS/READING

• Afternoon Book Club: Jan. 18, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. What’s the only thing that’s better than reading fresh and engaging books? Chatting about them in one of the library’s lively book clubs! Join fellow readers in a discussion of timely, topical and noteworthy works of fiction and non-fiction. Register for free at fvrl.ca.

FOOD/COOKING

• Cookbook Club: Jan. 20, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Calling all cooking enthusiasts! Do you love trying new recipes and sharing your cooking experiences, meal ideas or culinary tips with others? Join us for Cookbook Club and each month we will explore a culinary theme. At our January session, we will be diving into a discussion of soups and stews. Please come prepared to share your favourite soup and stew recipes, cookbooks, magazines, or websites with the group. Register for free at fvrl.ca.

HEALTH/WELLNESS

• Free Yoga Classes: various days and times; via Zoom; Deltassist is now offering five free online yoga classes each week. Registration is ongoing and you can enjoy the classes from the comfort of your home. The Yoga for Stress Relief program runs Mondays from 6-7 p.m. (Yin Yoga), Wednesdays from 7-8 p.m. (Restorative Yoga) and Fridays from 10-11 a.m. (Hatha Yoga). Meanwhile, the Yoga Towards Recovery program runs Mondays from 7:30-8:30 p.m. (Wind Down Yoga) and Tuesdays from 6:30-7:30 a.m. (Rise & Shine Yoga). For info or to register, email Carlee carleef@deltassist.com.

SUPPORT GROUPS

• From Safety to Self-Compassion: Thursdays, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Deltassist, North Delta office, 9097 120th St.; This group is for women who are survivors of childhood sexual abuse. The group will create a safe environment for you to give voice to your story and feel validated. You will be encouraged to create your own internal and external safety. The group will cover topics like establishing boundaries, consolidating a sense of self, reflecting on the journey and cultivating a future from here on. Please note that this is an in-person group and Deltassist is taking all necessary precautionary measures to ensure everyone’s safety to minimize the transmission of COVID-19. For more information or to register, contact Irene at 604-238-4009 ext.116 or irenem@deltassist.com, or Jasmeet at 604-594-3455 ext. 104 or jasmeetb@deltassist.com.

MUSIC

• Open Mic: Jan. 28, 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.; North Delta Centre for the Arts, 11425 84th Ave.; Share the stage with a variety of singers, musicians, poets and actors at this intergenerational monthly event, or sit back and enjoy the talent. Entertain and be entertained! Hosted by the City of Delta.

FILMS

• DocuFilm Club: Jan. 10, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Join us for a discussion of the documentary film Olof Palme: Murder in Stockholm, available free to library card holders via Kanopy. On Feb. 28, 1986, at exactly 11:21 p.m., Sweden’s Prime Minister Olof Plame was assassinated. His murder remains unsolved, but the investigation has an international list of suspects including the CIA, KGB, and far-right international organizations. Suitable for adults. Register at fvrl.ca.

CLUBS

• Canadian Federation of University Women, North Delta/Surrey: CFUW is a national non-partisan, voluntary, self-funded organization working to improve the status of women and to promote human rights, public education, social justice and peace. The North Delta/Surrey club meets monthly (via Zoom at the present time) and is open to all women graduates, students and women who share the ideals of CFUW. For more information, call Barb (604-594-6145) or Eleanor (604-589-3631) or email northdeltasurreycfuw@gmail.com.



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