A male coho salmon (background) jockeys for position near a female in the spawning grounds of Cougar Creek on Nov. 6, 2020 in a video shot and shared by the Cougar Creek Streamkeepers. Fraser Valley Regional Library is hosting an online presentation exploring the extraordinary life of salmon on Nov. 17, 2021. (youtube.com screenshot)

A male coho salmon (background) jockeys for position near a female in the spawning grounds of Cougar Creek on Nov. 6, 2020 in a video shot and shared by the Cougar Creek Streamkeepers. Fraser Valley Regional Library is hosting an online presentation exploring the extraordinary life of salmon on Nov. 17, 2021. (youtube.com screenshot)

Happening around Delta: week of Oct. 28

Weekly events and community listings for North Delta and beyond

COMMUNITY

• 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.

• 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.

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.

• Tween and Teen Pictionary: Nov. 4, 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 library staff drawings too! For ages 10-17. Space is limited — register at fvrl.ca.

• 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.

• Sphero SPRK+ Challenge — Chariot Building: Nov. 24, 3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Test your creativity! Come up with a chariot attachment that allows your Sphero SPRK+ to carry around quarters and enter our official Sphero Quarter Carrying Challenge. (No store-bought attachments please.) Prepare a design before the event, then join us on Zoom to show off your design and to see what other people have come up with. There will be three judging categories: Straight Line (program your Sphero to go in a straight line while carrying the most quarters possible), Turning a Corner (program your Sphero to execute a 90-degree turn while carrying the most quarters possible), and Style (decorate your chariot and let the people decide the best looking design. This prize will be decided by a poll completed by participants on Zoom.) Space is limited; register and place a hold on one of the library’s Spheros 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. Suitable for kids, teens and adults. 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.

• Grinch Trivia: Dec. 14, 3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Journey through Whoville and get in the holiday spirit with our Grinch Trivia event. Participate by yourself or gather together with the other Whos in your household and play as a team. Register at fvrl.ca.

BOOKS/READING

• Afternoon Book Club: Nov. 16, 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 at fvrl.ca.

• Reading Spotlight: Nov. 17, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Join us for a book lover’s discussion — literary insights optional! Library staff will share their current favorite reads, and if you have a book or two you’d like to tell the group about, we’d love to hear it. All genres welcome. Book titles will be sent to participants after each session. Register at fvrl.ca.

• Sharing is Caring Book Share: Dec. 7, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Is there a book you are dying to tell people about? Do you have an old favourite that didn’t get the attention it deserves? Or are you just looking for a new book to read? Then join us for an evening of sharing and discussion! Come with a book to share or with just an open mind. Register at fvrl.ca.

ARTS/CRAFTS

• Holiday Greetings: Dec. 1, 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Join us for a crafty hour where we will make homemade holiday greeting cards. Come prepared with paper and drawing supplies. Also happening on Dec. 2 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Register at fvrl.ca.

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 more information or to register, email Carlee at 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. It’s going to be a fun night of memories, music and magic. 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) and are available at the door or online at deltastageworks.ca/then-now-pandemic-life-stories.

MUSIC

• Ukulele Jam: Nov. 30, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. All “uked” up and no place to jam? All levels of experience are welcome at our fun and relaxed virtual ukulele circle. To register and/or to place a hold on one of the library’s ukuleles, visit fvrl.ca.

FILM

• DocuFilm Club: Nov. 8, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. In honour of Remembrance Day, join us for a discussion of the documentary film Monuments Men, available for free with your library card via Kanopy (fvrl.bc.ca/musicandvideo.php). The film details the Nazis’ theft of art during the Second World War, and the Allies’ efforts to track down, save and return those artworks. 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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