Delta Stageworks Theatre Society’s debut production, Then & Now: Pandemic Life Stories, is happening Nov. 13 and 14 , 2021 at Ladner’s Genesis Theatre. (Delta Stageworks Theatre Society image)

Delta Stageworks Theatre Society’s debut production, Then & Now: Pandemic Life Stories, is happening Nov. 13 and 14 , 2021 at Ladner’s Genesis Theatre. (Delta Stageworks Theatre Society image)

Happening around Delta: week of Nov. 11

Weekly events and community listings for North Delta and beyond

COMMUNITY

• Conversation Circles: Nov. 19, 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 where we read and discuss articles from the West Coast Reader online. Also available on Nov. 26 and Dec. 3. Register at fvrl.ca.

CRAFT MARKETS

• Holiday Craft Market: Nov. 13, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Sunshine Hills Elementary, 11285 Bond Blvd.; Hosted by North Delta Artisan & Gift Market (on Facebook and at ndartmarket.ca). More than 30 crafters will be selling a wide variety of items — lots of great gift ideas! Admission is by donation, with half of the funds raised going to Sunshine Hills Elementary and the other half going to the North Delta Rotary. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be there, and the Pork Mafia food truck will be on location too. COVID-19 protocols will be in place — proof of vaccination required and masks must be worn.

KIDS/TEENS

• The Art of Journaling: Nov. 17, 3 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 at fvrl.ca.

• Picture Book Club: Nov. 18, 4 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Connect with other kids and have fun reading and discussing various picture books. Helps your child to focus on the ideas in the story and build reading comprehension. Perfect for ages 5-11. Register at fvrl.ca.

NATURE

• The Salmon Rainforest: Nov. 17, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Join library and Metro Vancouver Park staff in exploring the extraordinary life of salmon and discover how they provide food for the forest and more than 100 animal species, including humans! Learn about the salmon life cycle and its role in temperate rain forests, and find out more about library resources and FVRL Playground items that will keep you exploring the great outdoors. Register at fvrl.ca.

TRIVIA

• Captain America Trivia: Nov. 16, 3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Trivia masters, assemble! Test your knowledge of the First Avenger with our Captain America trivia Event. Participate by yourself or assemble a team with the other heroes in your household and conquer the questions together. Register at fvrl.ca.

BOOKS/READING

• Write On Contest: Nov. 1 to 30; online; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. It is safe to say we all love books, but where would we be without our favourite authors writing those books? To celebrate Author’s Day (Nov. 1), National Novel Writing Month (@NaNoWriMo on Twitter) and the authors we love, and to start a conversation in our communities, FVRL is proud to present our Write On Contest. Enter online at fvrlwriteoncontest.lndg.page/Mxfhg7 by telling us your your favourite author and why you love them for a chance to win the grand prize of a $150 Indigo gift card or one of three $50 Indigo gift card runner-up prizes.

FOOD/COOKING

• Cookbook Club: Nov. 18, 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! Each month we will explore a culinary theme. At our November session, we will be diving into a discussion of Mexican cuisine. Please come prepared to share your favourite Mexican recipes, cookbooks, magazines or websites with the group. Register 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: Starting Nov. 18, 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.

THEATRE

• All Together Now!: A Global Event Celebrating Local Theatre: Nov. 12, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.; online; Join Burnsview Secondary’s online production of Music Theatre International’s All Together Now!: A Global Event Celebrating Local Theatre. The musical revue will feature a fantastic selection of songs from shows including Matilda, Hairspray, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Fiddler on the Roof, High School Musical, Jekyll and Hyde, Annie, Mary Poppins, Godspell, Waitress, Mamma Mia! and more. The performance will also showcase the talent of Burnsview’s current Musical Theatre class and bring back alumni from previous shows for a one-of-a-kind opportunity to celebrate Burnsview’s community and history, as the school is celebrating 50 years of learning in Delta this year. Tickets are available by donation at eventbrite.ca/e/burnsview-drama-presents-all-together-now-an-online-musical-review-tickets-190556789487.

• Then & Now: Pandemic Life Stories: Nov. 13, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Nov. 14, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.; Genesis Theatre, 5005 45th Ave.; Then & Now: Pandemic Life Stories is a devised-theatre project created over the course of a year by the Delta Stageworks Theatre Society artist collective and featuring a cast of both professional artists and community members. From community interviews, local news events and the exploration of our own lived experiences of living through the monumental changes of this last year and a half, comes a multimedia theatrical evening of stories that follow the ups and downs, the laughs and the lows, of the lockdown life we’ve all been experiencing since March 2020. General admission tickets cost $21 (plus fees), available at the door or at deltastageworks.ca/then-now-pandemic-life-stories.

MUSIC

• Fluterrific: Nov. 21, 2 p.m.; North Delta Centre for the Arts, 11425 84th Ave.; Enjoy an afternoon of music with a local flute ensemble performing Baroque, Classical, Celtic, Broadway and Latin numbers. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 (free for children 10 and under). To register, call 604-952-3000.

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