• Halloween Photo Op: Oct. 26, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; George Mackie Library; Want a unique picture of your little one in their Halloween costume? Come dressed up to Babytime and stay for a Halloween photo op using the library’s green screen technology. Once the picture is taken, the green backdrop will be swapped out for a pumpkin-themed setting. Note: Green costumes or costumes with large amounts of white won’t work. Photographs will be emailed to participants.
• Halloween Skate and Costume Party: Oct. 26, 6:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.; Sungod Recreation Centre; Wear your costume and join us for a ghostly Halloween family skate and costume party at your favourite Delta arena. Regular admission applies.
• Open Mic Night: Oct. 27, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Kennedy Seniors Recreation Centre; Join us for for our Open Mic. Singers, poets, actors, writers, musicians and composers welcome. Entertain and be entertained. $5 drop-in. Doors open at 7 p.m. and performance starts at 7:30 pm.
• Prostate Cancer Support Group Surrey: Oct. 28, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.; Valley View Memorial Gardens, 14644 72nd Ave., Surrey; Guest speaker Dr. Caleb Ng of Mountain View Wellness Centre will cover services the centre provides for prostate cancer patients and regenerative procedures for erectile dysfunction. Our group will reimburse you up to $35 for PSA tests (with receipt) if you attend this meeting. All are welcome. For more information call 604-594-5257.
• Meditation for Stress Management: Oct. 28, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; George Mackie Library; Meditation is one self-empowerment tool that helps you take the brain to the gym and cleanse it of stress, as well as help to relieve other mental and emotional toxins that accumulate in our fast-paced lifestyles. Join Dr. Suman Kollipara for a session to know more about the science of stress and the neuroscience of meditation. Take home some of the tools and techniques of self compassion healing meditation to exercise your brain, relax and rejuvenate.
• Lions Club Hot Dog Sale: Oct. 28, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Save-On-Foods, 7015 120th St.; The Delta Scottsdale Lions Club is holding a hot dog and pop sale outside the Save-On-Foods at Scottsdale Centre. Proceeds will go to help support North Delta high school dry grads.
• North Delta Pumpkin Party: Oct. 28, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.; Sunshine Hills Park, 11285 Bond Blvd.; The Advantage Home Team invites you to come out and celebrate Halloween in Sunshine Hills. This fun-filled fundraising event brings together the community for a spooktacular day with live music, entertainment and activities for the whole family to enjoy. Come dressed in your favourite costume, pick up a pumpkin, a Halloween treat bag and a fall-themed family photo souvenir. All proceeds from the event will go to Deltassist Family and Community Services Society, a non-profit organization dedicated to the well-being of the people of Delta. Halloween Pumpkins are available by donation and non-perishable food is appreciated to support Deltassist’s annual food drive.
• Monster Mash at the Pool: Oct. 28, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.; Sungod Recreation Centre; Have a scream of a time at the pool! Regular admission applies.
• Run for Delta: Oct. 29, 9 a.m.; North Delta Recreation Centre; Organized by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama`at Canada, this exciting initiative supports the Delta Hospital Foundation and Surrey Food Bank. Professional and casual runners, as well as walkers, are welcome, or just come out and show your support. For more information or to register, please visit runfordelta.com.
• Halloween Skate and Costume Party: Oct. 29, 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.; North Delta Recreation Centre; Wear your costume and join us for a ghostly Halloween family skate and costume party at your favourite Delta arena. Regular admission applies.
• Halloween Photo Op: Oct. 31, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; George Mackie Library; Want a unique picture of your little one in their Halloween costume? Come dressed up to Storytime and stay for a Halloween photo op using the library’s green screen technology. Once the picture is taken, the green backdrop will be swapped out for a pumpkin-themed setting. Note: Green costumes or costumes with large amounts of white won’t work. Photographs will be emailed to participants.
• Death Café: Nov. 1, 6:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.; George Mackie Library; There will be cake! Come ready to talk or listen about death, but other than that there are no expectations. All beliefs will be honoured and no agenda will be forced upon you; just open, welcoming, honest conversations about the one thing we will all experience one day. All are welcome, at no cost.
• Clothes2U: Nov 4, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; North Delta Evangelical Free Church, 11300 84th Ave.; Clothes2U is giving away clothes, linens, toys, household and personal items, free to those in need — of all ages. To ensure fair distribution, amounts taken are monitored. Admission is $1; children under 12 are free.
• Meditation for Emotional Intelligence: Nov. 4, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; George Mackie Library; Emotions — the foundation of human life — often suffocate us and drain all our energy reserves, taking us on a roller coaster ride. Let’s train our brains to choose our emotions. Did you know that toxic emotions not only affect your relationships, but also change your brain? Meditation is a surfboard that helps you ride the waves of emotions with ease to nurture enriching relationships and for peak performance in all aspects of life.
• Countdown to Sanctuary Wood Screening: Nov. 4, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.; George Mackie Library; Would you like to make Remembrance Day more personal? Be touched by the story of Sidney Rich, a young Ladner soldier who fought in the First World War. The documentary Countdown to Sanctuary Wood, produced by local filmmakers Cliff Capriani and Kathy Cuthbert, will be viewed in the George Mackie Library meeting room.
• Amazing Airborne A-Z Book Launch: Nov. 5, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.; George Mackie Library; Immerse yourself in the Stevens’ amazing airborne world! Illustrator Dave Stevens and author Diane Reid Stevens created this alphabet book with young children in mind, by introducing them to some of B.C.’s unusual flying creatures. The pictures are how a child might imagine these creatures the first time they hear their names. For example, the kissing bug is shown with big lips and the queen bee wears a crown. At the bottom of each page is a realistic drawing of the creature along with its common name, its Latin name, and some brief information. Copies of Amazing Airborne A – Z will be available for purchase and signing by the author and illustrator.
• Remembrance Day: Nov. 11; Various locations; Delta will recognize Remembrance Day with official ceremonies in both North Delta (North Delta Social Heart Plaza, 11415 84 Ave.) and South Delta (Memorial Park, 47th Avenue and Garry Street, Ladner). The North Delta ceremony, hosted by the Kennedy House Seniors Society, will begin at 10:40 a.m., with a reception at the North Delta Recreation Centre to follow. The South Delta event, hosted by the Royal Canadian Legion Delta Branch 61, will begin with a parade from the legion (4896 Delta St.) at 10:15 a.m. to the Cenotaph at Memorial Park for the 10:45 a.m. ceremony.
• Fluterrific: Nov. 19, 2 p.m.; North Delta Recreation Centre; Enjoy an afternoon of flute music with a local ensemble of flute players performing a variety of music including baroque, classical, Celtic, Broadway and Latin. To register, please call 604-952-3000. Tickets are $10/person (10 years of age and under are free).
• McCloskey Elementary Dinner and Dance Fundraiser: Nov. 24, 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.; Dhaliwal Banquet Hall, #230 – 8166 128th St.,Surrey, Join us for this family fundraiser event including appetizers, dinner and dessert, plus a fun night of dancing Bhangra and performances by talented McCloskey students. Tickets cost $25 per person.
• Deck the Halls Christmas Artisan Market: Nov. 25, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; North Delta Recreation Centre; Co-hosted by Watershed Artworks Gallery Shop, visit the Christmas Artisan Market for unique and local holiday gifts and decor. Admission is by food donation benefiting the Deltassist Christmas Hamper Program.
• Teen Night: Pizza & Games: Nov. 28, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.; George Mackie Library; Do you love to play board games? Are you between 12 and 19 years old? Then come to the library for a fun night of gaming and free pizza. Games and snacks provided by Imperial Hobbies.
• A Morning with Santa: Dec. 2, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.; North Delta Recreation Centre; Enjoy an event for the whole family, including breakfast, photos with Santa, crafts, photo booths and skating. All those attending must purchase a ticket at your local recreation centre. Tickets $10.50 per person.
• A Morning with Santa: Dec. 9, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.; South Delta Recreation Centre; Enjoy an event for the whole family, including breakfast, photos with Santa, crafts, photo booths and skating. All those attending must purchase a ticket at your local recreation centre. Tickets $10.50 per person.
• Delta Concert Band Christmas Concert: Dec. 12, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Kennedy Seniors Recreation Centre; Join the Delta Concert Band for a Christmas concert. Everyone welcome, admission by donation at the door.
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