Happening around Delta: week of Sept. 2

Weekly events and community listings for North Delta and beyond

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COMMUNITY

• Earthwise Annual Heirloom Tomato Fest: Sept. 4, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Earthwise Garden, 6400 3rd Ave., Delta; Join us in the Earthwise Society garden as we celebrate the diversity and beauty of the ever-popular tomato! Choose from a wide array of unique heritage tomato varieties, and peruse our selection of certified organic Earthwise produce. This year we are also excited to offer a special range of locally grown unique heirloom vegetables. The Tomato Fest will feature a cooking demo from talented local Chef Derek Bothwell, who will prepare a creative and tasty tomato recipe, followed by oven-fresh pizza in the garden. Dalia, from Coastal Olive Oils, will also be returning to showcase the classic pairing of fresh tomatoes and fine oil and vinegar. While you are here, enjoy a stroll through the beautiful Demonstration Garden to see what’s in bloom. And be sure to bring the whole family, as we have some very special kids’ activities up our sleeves. We can’t wait to see you there!

• Neighbourhood Emergency Preparedness Program: Sept. 29 to Nov. 3, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Delta Community College (11590 83rd Ave.); In partnership with Delta School District Continuing Education, Delta Emergency Management Office and its partners are facilitating a Neighbourhood Emergency Preparedness Program (NEPP) course starting on Sept. 29. NEPP is a six-session course that teaches you how to become personally prepared for a minimum of 72 hours following a disaster, and teaches neighbours how to plan and train as a neighbourhood to respond safely and effectively as organized teams during a disaster. Cost $20. Learn more or register at cimsweb.deltasd.bc.ca/publicconnect/DECourse.aspx.

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.

• Among Us — Teen Games Hang Out: Sept. 8, 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. For ages 13-18. Come hang out for an afternoon of tasks and traitors as you play Among Us with teens across the Fraser Valley. Launch into space with your fellow crew mates and help sniff out the impostors. To register, visit fvrl.ca. For this program participants will need two devices: one to join the Zoom call on, and one to play Among Us on. The game is free to download on iOS and Android; PC/MAC/Switch alternatives are also available.

• Pet Parade: Sept. 23, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. What makes your pet awesome? Join us for a virtual show-and-tell and introduce us to your animal companions. Share a story about your pet, or tell us about their favourite tricks and treats. Don’t have a pet? Bring along your favourite stuffie instead. For children ages 6-12. Register at fvrl.ca.

• Parent Child Mother Goose: Wednesdays, Oct. 6 to Nov. 24, 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. or 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Discover fun with rhymes, songs and stories! This is an interactive program for kids 0-4 and their caregivers. Mother Goose will help you learn ways to encourage your child’s language and social/emotional development. This is a virtual program that will be offered through Zoom. Please plan to attend all eight sessions as they connect week to week. Space is limited — register at fvrl.ca.

• Among Us — Teen Games Hang Out: Oct. 13, 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. For ages 13-18. Come hang out for an afternoon of tasks and traitors as you play Among Us with teens across the Fraser Valley. Launch into space with your fellow crew mates and help sniff out the impostors. To register, visit fvrl.ca. For this program participants will need two devices: one to join the Zoom call on, and one to play Among Us on. The game is free to download on iOS and Android; PC/MAC/Switch alternatives are also available.

• Sphero SPRK+ Challenge — Speed Coding: Oct. 19, 3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Join us for this month’s fun Sphero-centered event: The Speed Coding Challenge. It’s a race against the clock! Coding tasks will be given to contestants (e.g. making your Sphero change color from red to green) and points will be awarded based on the speed with which each task is completed. We won’t tell you the tasks before the program starts, so make sure to familiarize yourself with the Sphero and what it can do. To register, visit fvrl.ca. Don’t forget to check out or place a hold on a Sphero SPRK+ before the program, and make sure to have fun!

• Family Forts at Halloween: Oct. 22, 2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Grab a flashlight, some blankets and pull the pillows off the couch; it’s family forts at Halloween! Wear your Halloween costume, bring your family’s favourite reads and join us in your cozy fort. We’ll show off our forts and have some fun reading together. Register at fvrl.ca.

• Pet Parade: Oct. 28, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. What makes your pet awesome? Join us for a virtual show-and-tell and introduce us to your animal companions. Share a story about your pet, or tell us about their favourite tricks and treats. Don’t have a pet? Bring along your favourite stuffie instead. For this October session, Halloween costumes are welcome. For children ages 6-12. Register at fvrl.ca.

TRIVIA

• Pirates of the Caribbean Trivia: Sept. 14, 3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Ahoy mateys! Think you know about pirates, do you? Prepare for a talk and 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 at fvrl.ca.

• Tim Burton Trivia: Oct. 26, 3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Halloween is just around the corner. Have some frightful fun and test your knowledge of some delightfully spooky films with our Tim Burton Trivia event. Participate by yourself or gather all the creatures in your household and scare your way through the questions together. Register at fvrl.ca.

BOOKS/READING

• Reading Spotlight: Sept. 15, 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 — as library staff share their current favorite reads. 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.

• Afternoon Book Club: Sept. 21, 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. To register, visit fvrl.ca.

• Poetry Café: Oct. 6, 3 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Calling all poets! In celebration of Culture Days, join us for a virtual poetry café. Come prepared to recite an original poem you have crafted, share a poem from a favourite poet, or come to listen and enjoy. Register at fvrl.ca.

• Afternoon Book Club: Oct. 19, 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.

• Poetry Café: Oct. 21, 3 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Calling all poets! In celebration of Culture Days, join us for a virtual poetry café. Come prepared to recite an original poem you have crafted, share a poem from a favourite poet, or come to listen and enjoy. Register at fvrl.ca.

FOOD/COOKING

• Cookbook Club: Sept. 16, 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. For September we will be diving into a discussion of casseroles. Please come prepared to share your favourite casserole recipes, cookbooks, magazines, or websites with the group. Register at fvrl.ca.

• Cookbook Club: Oct. 14, 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. For October we will be diving into a discussion of potluck meals. Please come prepared to share your favourite potluck 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.

• Healthy Relationships and Stress Management Group: Thursdays, starting Sept. 2, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.; via Zoom; Deltassist is pleased to offer a free Healthy Relationships and Stress Management Group. This group will be in English and is for anyone who is 19 years and older and self-referred. This group will teach participants the skills of effective communication, problem-solving, listening, conflict resolution, impulse control, stress management and coping strategies in relationships that may or may not contain abuse. These groups are for people who have not been charged with or are not currently facing charges related to domestic violence. The group will meet for 12 weeks long, two hours per session. A pre-screening interview is required before participating. To register, please call Tejinder at 604-594-3455 (ext. #110).

MUSIC

• Ukulele Jam: Sept. 21, 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.

• Ukulele Jam: Oct. 26, 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.

CLUBS

• The Canadian Federation of University Women – North Delta/Surrey Club: Our club is open to all women who support the mission and ideals of CFUW to address local, national, and international social justice issues. We advocate for appropriate social policy regarding women’s rights, equality, and education. Our club normally meets monthly from September to June for in person meetings but have now turned to Zoom meetings. Our club was unable to hold our annual book sale for the past two years due to COVID-19. The money raised from these book sales fund our five bursaries for North Delta high schools. We hope to be able to hold a book sale in the fall, if COVID restrictions are lifted. For more information about our club, contact Barb at 604-594-6145 or Eleanor at 604-589-3631.



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