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North Delta happenings: week of Oct. 3

Events and community listings for North Delta

THIS WEEK

• Pre-Retirement Workshop: Oct. 3, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.; Ladner Pioneer Library, 4683 51st St.; Are you close to retirement or debating about it? Come to Ladner Pioneer Library’s free pre-retirement workshop on Canada Pension Plan and old age security benefits. A Service Canada representative will help you to build a better understanding of planning for retirement and explain how you can ensure that you are receiving all the benefits available to you. Even if you are already receiving pensions, this session will be beneficial. There are more than ten different CPP and OAS provisions and benefits of which you may not be aware.

• Housing Needs Community Workshop — Ladner: Oct. 3, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Harris Barn, 4140 Arthur Dr.; Come and share your thoughts and concerns about housing in Delta. Learn more at delta.ca/housingactionplan.

• Community Indoor Garage Sale: Oct. 5, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Kennedy Seniors’ Recreation Centre; The centre has 20 tables in their main hall with individuals selling a variety of used items, making this a one-stop shop for all your shopping needs. Expect a great variety of items, including jewelry, kitchen wares, crafts, knick-knacks, angels, greeting cards, china, crystal, silverware, hand-sewn Christmas stockings, velvet evening bags, flower pots, soaps, candles, household items and more. Great deals and amazing gifts, with free admission. Event goes rain or shine. For more information and to register for this event, call 604-594-2717.

• Tom Lavin & the Legendary Powder Blues: Oct. 5, 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Genesis Theatre, 5005 45th Ave., Ladner; Genesis Theatre proudly presents Tom Lavin & the Legendary Powder Blues. With hit songs including “Doin’ It Right On the Wrong Side of Town” and “Boppin With the Blues,” Tom Lavin & The Legendary Powder Blues have won a Juno Award, headlined the world-famous Montreux Jazz Festival and toured with legends like John Lee Hooker, B.B. King, and Stevie Ray Vaughn. Tickets cost $45 and are available by calling 604-940-5550 or online at cimsweb.deltasd.bc.ca/publicconnect/DeCourse.aspx?id=GEN012&prog=GENESI. For wheelchair or handicapped seating, phone 604-940-5550. Doors open at 7:00 pm.

• Cubetto Corn Maze Adventure: Oct. 6, 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.; George Mackie Library; It’s never too early to begin learning logic and coding. Cubetto is a friendly wooden robot that teaches the basics of computer programming through stories and activities. This Sunday, Cubetto wants to go on an autumn adventure and needs your help to get through a winding corn maze. This free program is for children ages 3-8, but families are encouraged to participate together. Registration required; visit the event page at fvrl.ca.

• Housing Needs Community Workshop — Tsawwassen: Oct. 8, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.; South Delta Recreation Centre, Hall C, 1720 56th St.; Come and share your thoughts and concerns about housing in Delta. Learn more at Delta.ca/housingactionplan.

• Early Childhood Education Assistant Certificate Information Session: Oct. 8, 6:30 p.m.; North Delta Secondary, 11447 82nd Ave.; This Delta School District program is designed to meet the needs of adults wanting to obtain an Early Childhood Educator Assistant Certificate while ensuring that they receive a more thorough grounding in early childhood education than just the required single course of training. Please pre-register by calling 604-940-5550 (course# ECE003-N1).

• Public Information Meeting — Tomorrow’s Townline: Oct. 9, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Sungod Recreation Centre; Residents are invited to a public information meeting hosted by the City of Delta to learn and ask questions about the draft land use concept and design principles for North Delta’s Townline neighbourhood (96th Avenue to 92nd Avenue, Scott Road to the train tracks). For this meeting, you will have an opportunity to view display boards about the project and provide your feedback to the City. Delta staff will also be available to answer questions. Additional information on the project can be found at delta.ca/tomorrowstownline. Questions or comments? Email townline@delta.ca or call the Community Planning & Development Department at 604-946-3380.

• Delta Chamber of Commerce All-Candidates Meeting (South Delta): Oct. 9, 6:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.; Genesis Theatre, 5005 45th Ave., Ladner; The Delta Chamber of Commerce is inviting the public to attend a federal all-candidates meeting prior to heading to the polls in the upcoming federal election. The all-candidates meeting is free of charge and will address business and community-related issues relevant to federal issues. You may submit your question(s) by e-mail (events@deltachamber.ca), phone (604-946-4232), by mail or in person (6201 60th Ave., Delta B.C., V4K 4E2). Written questions will also be accepted from the floor. Doors open at 6 p.m.

• Chronic Pain Self-Management Intro Workshop: Oct. 9, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.; Kennedy Seniors’ Recreation Centre; Do you live with pain everyday? Kennedy Senior Recreation Centre is hosting a free information session introducing participants to the topics to be covered during a free six-week workshop that will run Oct. 19 through Nov. 13. The workshop will cover skills to manage daily the challenges of living with chronic pain, ways to manage pain, sleep, dealing with difficult emotions, exercise safely, and working with health care professionals. Persons with pain and caregivers are welcome to attend. To sign up or to get more information on this free workshop please call 604-594-2717. The workshops are conducted by UVic Self-Management BC; more info at selfmanagementbc.ca.

COMING UP

• 100 Debates on the Environment All-Candidates Meeting: Oct. 10, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.; KinVillage, 5410 10th Ave.; Tsawwassen; 100 non-partisan all-candidate debates on the environment will be happening all across Canada before the next election. Join us to hear Delta candidates to discuss their plans on the environment. RSVP at 100debates.ca/delta or contact 100debatetsdelta@gmail.com.

• Advance Care Planning — Think, Learn, Choose, Talk and Record: Oct. 15, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.; Kennedy Seniors Recreation Centre; The Kennedy Seniors Recreation Centre is very pleased to host the Fraser Health Advance Care Planning Team. Planning ahead before a health crisis is something all of us should do, yet less than 50 per cent of Canadians have had conversations with their families/friends and even less have spoken with their doctors. Many people don’t know how to begin, while others are unaware of the importance. For more info and to register for this seminar, call 604-594-2717.

• Delta Police Pipe Band Celtic Gala 2019: Oct. 18, 7:30 p.m.; South Delta Baptist Church, 1988 56th St., Tsawwassen; Featuring the Delta Police Pipe Band with O’Brien Irish Dancers, Delta Community Choir and Turas Harp Celtic Band. Tickets available at dppbcelticgala2019.simpletix.com.

• Reckless — The Ultimate Tribute to Bryan Adams: Oct. 18, 8 p.m.; Genesis Theatre, 5005 45th Ave., Ladner; Reckless is set to hit Delta with all of Bryan Adams’ most famous songs in a one-night-only concert at Ladner’s Genesis Theatre. The band’s “Kids Wanna Rock Tour 2019” comes home to Delta on Friday, Oct. 18, with all the sing-along hits made famous by the North Vancouver-raised rocker and pop star — “Diana,” “Run to You,” “Cuts Like a Knife,” “Somebody,” “Heaven,” “It’s Only Love,” “Back to You,” “Summer of 69” and many more. The North Delta-based band features Sherman Friesen as the voice of Adams, along with guitarist Steve Crane, drummer John Stoltz and bassist Tom Zillich. Tickets are $39 and available by calling 604-507-6355 or visiting tickets.bellperformingartscentre.com.

• Granville Island and Bloedel Conservatory Bus Trip: Oct. 19, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Kennedy Seniors’ Recreation Centre; Group bus trips are a great way to see the city with friends or to make new friends. Join Kennedy Seniors’ Recreation Centre in visiting two local favourite destinations. Granville Island’s Public Market is famous for food, artists and street entertainers. Discover beautifully coloured birds, tropical forests and the subtle scents of a healing garden at the Bloedel Conservatory. Cost of $30 includes transportation and conservatory admission. To register or for more information, please contact the customer service desk at 604-594-2717.

• Chronic Pain Self-Management Workshop: Oct. 19 through Nov. 23, 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.; Kennedy Seniors’ Recreation Centre; This six-week workshop helps people with chronic pain to better manage their symptoms and their daily lives. The workshop provides information and teaches practical skills. This program is facilitated by the University of Victoria Centre on Aging. Please pre-register for this free workshop by calling the Kennedy Senior’s Recreation Centre at 604-594-2717.

• Jim Byrnes: Oct. 19, 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Genesis Theatre, 5005 45th Ave., Ladner; Three-time Juno Award winner Jim Byrnes makes his much-anticipated musical return to Delta. Jim Byrnes lives and breathes music. For nearly 50 years, he has crooned, drawled, belted, hollered and sweet-talked more songs into a microphone than most people ever get to hear in a single lifetime. His music has won multiple awards including three Junos. His previous concerts at Genesis Theatre have been very popular and his return to Delta is much-anticipated. Tickets cost $35 and are available by calling 605-940-5550 or online at cimsweb.deltasd.bc.ca/publicconnect/DeCourse.aspx?id=GEN013&prog=GENESI. For wheelchair or handicapped seating, phone 604-940-5550. Doors open at 7:00 pm.

• Halloween Fun with Cubetto: Oct. 20, 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.; George Mackie Library; It’s never too early to begin learning logic and coding. Cubetto is a friendly wooden robot that teaches the basics of computer programming through stories and activities. Come and create a Halloween costume for Cubetto, and then learn to program Cubetto to go on a trick-or-treating adventure. This free program is for children ages 3-8, but families are encouraged to participate together. Registration required; visit the event page at fvrl.ca.

• Geri-arctics Ellesmere Island Expedition with Chris Cooper: Oct. 21, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.; George Mackie Library; You’re not too old and it’s not too late! That’s the message you’ll leave this program with, along with some entertaining stories. Join us at the George Mackie Library for a Geri-arctics Ellesmere Island Expedition with Chris Cooper. He will recount his eighth journey to Canada’s High Arctic — the Land of the Ice Bear — along with some great friends that love to explore. However, there is a twist: the average age of this group of adventurers is nearly 70 and they will each be hauling all their own 70 kilos of gear on Makinson Inlet, Ellesmere Island, for 28 days. This special event will be filled with stories of human resilience and the marvels of nature.

• Post-Basic Early Childhood Education Program Information Session: Oct. 23, 6:30 p.m.; Delta Manor Education Centre, 4750 57th St., Ladner; This free session will provide you with information about Delta School District’s post-basic E.C.E. courses leading to the Delta ECE Diploma, the two specializations (special needs and infant and toddler), and practicum opportunities. Please call 604-940-5550 to pre-register or head to cimsweb.deltasd.bc.ca/publicconnect/deevents.aspx.

• North Delta Family Fright Fest: Oct. 24, 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; North Delta Recreation Centre; Halloween is arriving early in North Delta. Wear your costume for a night of free spooky fun. Enjoy a scavenger hunt, Halloween crafts and games, bouncy castle, cotton candy, entertainment and a marshmallow roast. Food will also be available for purchase.

• Personal Emergency Preparedness Workshop: Oct. 24, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.; South Delta Recreation Centre, 1720 56th St.; This free personal preparedness workshop will teach you the risks, how to make an emergency plan, and what to do in an emergency or disaster. Register at deltareg.ca (barcode: 437193) or by calling 604-952-3000.

• Books and Games at the Library: Oct. 25, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.; George Mackie Library; Game on in the library. Play board games while library staff creates a personalized book list based on your favourite titles or subjects. Everyone welcome.

• Transition Years & Healthy Living Resource & Information Fair: Oct. 26, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Ladner United Church, 4960 48th Ave.; This resource and information fair will provide seniors, elders and their families with information about local resources and how to access them. The event will feature over 25 resource and information booths, free admission, door prizes and a light lunch will be provided. To register, contact the Ladner United Church office by phone (604-946-6254) or email (office@ladnerunited.org). Parking is vailable at Delta Secondary School and a City of Delta shuttle will take attendees to and from the event. Hosted by Ladner United Church and Deltassist Family & Community Services.

• Oktoberfest at the Kennedy: Oct. 26, 5:30 p.m.; Kennedy Seniors’ Recreation Centre; Kennedy Seniors Recreation Centre has several themed social events per season, and this month celebrate Oktoberfest. Enjoy a German feast by Cafe Eighty-Ate and entertainment from the popular Vinyl Duo, who is sure to get the dance floor hopping. Come with a group of friends or meet some new ones over some dinner, dancing and entertainment. Limit seating capacity. To purchase tickets or for more information, contact the customer service information desk at 604-594-2717.

• Indian Street Food Cooking Workshop: Oct. 28, 6:30 p.m.; Delta Secondary, 4615 51st St., Ladner; Hop on board for a fun-filled culinary adventure of the Indian subcontinent, including dosas, chaat, dokla, pakoras and more. Please call 604-940-5550 to pre-register or head to cimsweb.deltasd.bc.ca/publicconnect/deevents.aspx.

• Halloween Stuffie Sleepover: Oct. 29, 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.; George Mackie Library; Why not let your stuffie enjoy Halloween too, with storytime and their own sleepover at the library. Join us, in costume, along with your stuffie, (also dressed up in costume) to enjoy Halloween storytime together. Then come back to the library the following day to pick up your stuffie after they spend a night at the library, and see how much fun they got up to.

• Navigating Housing Options for Seniors: Oct. 29, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Kennedy Seniors’ Recreation Centre; The Seniors Housing Navigator will guide you through the Housing Grid to explain what types of housing are available for seniors and how to access them. It will be a free, informative session and you will gain some tips and ideas to prepare for your future housing needs.

• South Delta Family Fright Fest: Oct. 29, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Ladner Community Centre, 4734 51st St.; Tour through our haunted house, open from Monday, Oct. 28 through Wednesday, Oct. 30. There will be games and activities for all ages, both indoors and outdoors. Wear your costume and visit our trick-or-treat doors for surprises. This is a free event.

• Christmas for Kenya Fundraiser and Silent Auction: Nov. 2, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Delta Church, 7696 112th St.; Join us for a fun-filled night bidding at the silent auction, enjoying a delicious dessert and listening to beautiful Christmas music. Craft items from Kenya and other items will also be for sale for your early Christmas shopping. All proceeds will benefit over 100 children cared for and educated at St. Elizabeth Children Centre.

• Early Childhood Education Assistant Certificate Information Session: Nov. 5, 6:30 p.m.; North Delta Secondary, 11447 82nd Ave.; This Delta School District program is designed to meet the needs of adults wanting to obtain an Early Childhood Educator Assistant Certificate while ensuring that they receive a more thorough grounding in early childhood education than just the required single course of training. Please pre-register by calling 604-940-5550 (course# ECE003-N2).

• Pre-Retirement Workshop: Nov. 7, 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.; George Mackie Library, 4683 51st St.; Are you close to retirement or debating about it? Come to George Mackie Library’s free pre-retirement workshop on Canada Pension Plan and old age security benefits. A Service Canada representative will help you to build a better understanding of planning for retirement and explain how you can ensure that you are receiving all the benefits available to you. Even if you are already receiving pensions, this session will be beneficial. There are more than ten different CPP and OAS provisions and benefits of which you may not be aware.

• Remembrance Day Ceremony: Nov. 11, 10:40 a.m.; North Delta Social Heart Plaza, 11415 84th Ave.; On Monday, November 11, 2019, please join us at The City of Delta’s official Remembrance Day Ceremony in North Delta. Ceremony gets underway at 10:40 a.m. with a reception to follow at the North Delta Recreation Centre. Hosted by Kennedy House Seniors Society. The city is also holding a ceremony at Memorial Park in Ladner (47th Avenue and Garry Street). Parade begins at 10:15 a.m. and runs from the Legion at 4896 Delta St. to the cenotaph at Memorial Park for the 10:45 a.m. ceremony. Hosted by the Royal Canadian Legion Delta Branch 61.

• An Evening with Ann Pelo — Education for Citizenship: Nov. 13, 7 p.m.; North Delta Secondary, 11447 82th Ave.; Ann Pelo is a teacher-educator who consults early childhood educators on inquiry-based teaching and learning, pedagogical leadership, and the necessary place of ecological identity in children’s lives. She is the author of several books including The Language of Art and From Teaching to Thinking. Please pre-register online at childcareoptions.ca/events/education-for-citizenship-the-participation-rights-of-children.

• ICBC Safe Driving for Seniors: Nov. 21, 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.; Kennedy Seniors’ Recreation Centre; Kennedy Seniors Society welcomes ICBC to present essential information to help keep seniors safe on the road. Also, learn about the government’s new Enhanced Road Assessment (ERA) program that evaluates one’s ability to safely operate a motor vehicle. This is a free event. Please call the Kennedy Seniors’ Recreation Centre at 604-594-2717 for more information or to register.

• Books and Games at the Library: Nov. 25, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.; George Mackie Library; Game on in the library. Play board games while library staff creates a personalized book list based on your favourite titles or subjects. Everyone welcome.

• Personal Emergency Preparedness Workshop: Nov. 28, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.; North Delta Recreation Centre; This free personal preparedness workshop will teach you the risks, how to make an emergency plan, and what to do in an emergency or disaster. Register at deltareg.ca (barcode: 437192) or by calling 604-952-3000.

WEEKLY AND BI-WEEKLY

• Maker Monday: Mondays through Dec. 2, 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.; George Mackie Library; Start the week creatively. If you’re between the ages of 8 and 12, drop in for Maker Monday and engineer something with KEVA Planks. Something new will be designed and made each week; you could be constructing cardboard structures on Sept. 23 or creating Robot Art on Sept. 30. Some of the other amazing things we’ll be doing are designing electronic inventions with Makey Makey and building with Magformers.

• Take Off Pounds Sensibly: Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.; Deltassist, 9097 120th St.; A non-profit organization. We have a friendly group to help you lose weight. For more info call Eileen Labron at 604-596-0233.

• Kennedy Seniors’ Choir: Tuesdays, 10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.; Kennedy Seniors’ Recreation Centre; Janette Sobkowicz, choirmaster with a bachelor’s of music degree and 20 years of experience teaching music and conducting choirs, starts the newest program at Kennedy Seniors Recreation Centre. Join Janette and seniors from the centre in singing and socializing. For more information please call 604-594-2717 or visit the centre’s customer service desk. Please note: this drop-in activity requires a punch pass.

• Storytime: Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays through Dec. 6, 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. (Tuesdays and Fridays) and 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. (Sundays); George Mackie Library; Introduce kids to the love of books and language with Storytime. Children and caregivers will enjoy interactive stories, songs, rhymes and more. Storytime prepares children to learn to read. Suitable for ages 2 to 6 years.

• Relaxation Circle: Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.; Centre for Supportive Care, 4631 Clarence Taylor Cres., Ladner; Are you an adult living with cancer or serious illness and would like to relax body and mind? Then join the Centre for Supportive Care’s free Relaxation Circle where you will learn and practice relaxation techniques and experience soothing touch by volunteers, guided imagery and live music by our music therapist. Open to family members and friends too. No need to register, just show up! For more info, call 604-948-0660.

• Settlement Workers – Punjabi/English: Alternate Tuesdays, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.; George Mackie Library; Are you a newcomer to Canada who needs help adjusting to your new life? Free and confidential services are offered to help newcomers with all their needs during the process of settling into their new community. Settlement and integration services are free for immigrants, refugees and their families in B.C.

• Lego Club: Tuesdays through Nov. 26, 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.; George Mackie Library; Love Lego? We provide the Lego, you bring your imagination. Come play, create, and experiment. Lego Club is a fun afternoon program for kids. Children under 5 must be accompanied by an adult.

• Recovery International Weekly Meetings: Tuesdays, 7 p.m.; North Delta Evangelical Free Church, 11300 84th Ave.; Recovery International is a weekly community-based self-help mental health group that offers tools and techniques that participants can use to deal with depression, anxiety, impulse control, anger management and a variety of other nervous and mental health issues. Meetings are led by trained group leaders.

• My Story My Way — Writing with No Fear: Wednesdays through Oct. 30, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.; George Mackie Library; Have you wanted to write a memoir but didn’t know how to start? Check out My Story My Way — Writing with No Fear, a five-session workshop at the Mackie Library. Topics will include memoir writing and its importance, plus there will be opportunities to free write, discuss and review ideas, and talk with facilitators Valerie Adolph and Norman Eyford.

• Bridge at East Delta Hall: Wednesdays, 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Thursdays, 9:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; East Delta Hall, 10379 Ladner Trunk Rd.; The Duplicate Lite Bridge Clubs is conducting their games in Delta. Cost is $8 per session, including refreshments. First time players are invited to come give bridge a try. Register by emailing ljsimpson@telus.net or calling Lynda Simpson at 604-788-4721. For more info about the bridge clubs, visit duplicatelite.ca.

• Settlement Workers — Arabic/Mandarin/English: Alternate Wednesdays, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.; George Mackie Library; Are you a newcomer to Canada who needs help adjusting to your new life? Free and confidential services are offered to help newcomers with all their needs during the process of settling into their new community. Settlement and integration services are free for immigrants, refugees and their families in B.C.

• Supporting Family Resilience Group: Wednesdays, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Delta office – Canadian Mental Health Association Vancouver-Fraser, 4871 Delta St.; The Canadian Mental Health Association Vancouver-Fraser offers a no-cost support group for parents and caregivers of youth and young adults who are working through mental health and/or substance use concerns. Facilitated by both peers and counsellors, the group meets weekly at our Delta office. Please register prior to your first meeting by phone: 604-943-1878, or email: info.delta@cmha.bc.ca.

• Babytime: Thursdays until Dec. 5, 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.; George Mackie Library; Make language fun, and start early with Babytime. Help your baby develop speech and language skills. Enjoy bouncing, singing, rhyming and stories. Babytime is a fun, social bonding activity for babies and caregivers. Suitable for babies 23 months and younger.

• Bereavement Self-Care Group: Thursdays through Oct. 17, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Centre for Supportive Care, 4631 Clarence Taylor Cres., Ladner; Recently bereaved and interested in self-care practices? Join this free group to learn a variety of self-care techniques and participate in experiential guided relaxation to help address feelings of depression, exhaustion and anxiety as they relate to grief. For more info and to pre-register, call 604-948-0660.

• Parent Time: Thursdays through Dec. 5, 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; George Mackie Library; Relax and mingle after the fun social bonding activity of Babytime. Parent Time provides parents and caregivers an opportunity to meet other parents, learn new parenting skills, share information and resources. Suitable for parents of babies 23 months and younger. Schedule: Oct. 3 — fire safety with Captain Greg Levy; Oct. 10 — breastfeeding clinic; Oct. 17 — public health nurse; Oct. 24 — financial planning for families; Oct. 31 — green screen with babies in costume; Nov. 7 — car seat safety with BCAA; Nov. 14 — breastfeeding clinic; Nov. 21 — public health nurse; Nov. 28 — speech and language with Fraser Health; Dec. 5 — breastfeeding clinic.

• Restorative Yoga For People Living with Cancer: Thursdays through Nov. 28, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.; Centre for Supportive Care, 4631 Clarence Taylor Cresc., Ladner; Join a free yoga group where body, breath and mind come together in fully supported reclining yoga positions. Yoga experience is not necessary. For more info and to pre-register, call 604-948-0660.

• Mental Health Resiliency Support Group: Second and fourth Thursday of each month, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.; South Delta; Canadian Mental Health Association Vancouver-Fraser offers a mental health resiliency support group in South Delta for individuals living with a mental health concern or experiencing symptoms. Please call the Delta office at 604-943-1878 or email info.delta@cmha.bc.ca to register for your first meeting.

• Knit & Stitch: Fridays, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.; George Mackie Library; Pack up your needles and yarn, crocheting or any other projects and head to the library. Join members of all ages and abilities to share ideas, techniques and good conversation.

MONTHLY

• Teen Advisory Group: First Thursday of each month, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; George Mackie Library; TAG is a group of committed teens (ages 13-19) who volunteer their time and energy to help staff develop teen-oriented programs, assist at library events and act as library representatives in North Delta’s teen community. Membership is a resume booster and helps earn volunteer hours. There is time to socialize and plan. Did we mention that there is free food? If interested, apply at the library.

• Evening Book Club: Second Tuesday of the month, 7:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.; George Mackie Library; Join us to discuss books in a casual setting. New members are welcome. Books are provided.

• Poetry Night in Punjabi: Third Tuesday of the month, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.; George Mackie Library; Come hear two published poets/authors read and discuss their work and answer questions from the audience. Held in collaboration with Kendri Punjabi Lekhak Sabha, Uttari Amrika and Punjabi Lekhak Manch – Vancouver.

• Cubetto Storytime: Third Saturday of the month, 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.; George Mackie Library; The little ones can get into the action with Cubetto Storytim. Cubetto is a friendly wooden robot that offers a fun first step into the world of programming while encouraging imagination. Kids aged 3-5 can use Cubetto to learn the basics of coding, logic and pattern recognition. There are no screens to stare at and no reading to do. Join Cubetto for a fun, hands-on storytime every third Saturday of the month until November.

• Teen Night — Pizza & Games: Fourth Tuesday of the month, 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 provided by Imperial Hobbies.

• Afternoon Book Club: Fourth Thursday of the month, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.; George Mackie Library; Join us to discuss books in a casual setting. New members welcome and books provided.

• Crossroads United Church Monthly Community Dinner: Fourth Saturday of every month, doors open at 4:30 p.m., dinner starts at 5 p.m.; Crossroads United Church, 7655 120th St.; Crossroads United Church invites you to their monthly community dinner. Come and enjoy this free nutritious meal served in a casual, safe environment. It is a sit-down served meal and is open to anyone who would benefit from good food in a safe, family-friendly setting. For more info go to crossroads-united-church.ca.

• Baby Bump Book Club: Last Monday of the month, 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.; George Mackie Library; Are you a mom-to-be? Have you heard about the new Baby Bump Book Club at the Mackie Library? Check it out on the last Monday of the month. This group is very organic; it can be whatever you need it to be.

• Preschool Science Storytime: Last Friday of the month through to Nov. 29, 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.; George Mackie Library; Join us the last Friday of every month for a special Preschool Science Storytime. A different subject will be featured every month and will include a story (fiction or non-fiction), a group re-telling of the science aspects of the story and a hands-on activity. Let’s build preschoolers to become not only good readers but inquisitive citizens too.

• Prostate Cancer Support Group Surrey: Last Saturday of every month, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (except July and Dec.); Valley View Memorial Gardens, 14644 72 Ave., Surrey; PCSG Surrey provides awareness, support and education for the prevention, treatment and cure for men diagnosed and treated for prostate cancer in Delta, Surrey, Langley and White Rock. Spouses and guests are welcome. For additional info visit procansupport.com or call 604 574-4012.

STARTING SOON

• Bereavement Support Group: Wednesdays, Oct. 9 to Nov. 13, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.; Have you recently experienced the death of a loved one? Then consider joining a safe and supportive free group for bereaved adults to share with and listen to others in similar situations, and learn to navigate their grief process. For more info and to pre-register, call 604-948-0660.

• Suicide Grief Support Group: Tuesdays, Oct. 15 to Dec. 3, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.; Centre for Supportive Care, 4631 Clarence Taylor Cres., Ladner; Recent loss due to suicide and want the support of others in similar circumstances? Join a free adult suicide grief support group where you can share your feelings and thoughts in a safe and supportive environment, learn about coping strategies and resources, and develop community with others. For more info and to pre-register, call 604-948-0660.

• Restorative Yoga For People Living with Cancer: Thursdays, Oct. 24 to Nov. 28, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Centre for Supportive Care, 4631 Clarence Taylor Cresc., Ladner; Join a free yoga group where body, breath and mind come together in fully supported reclining yoga positions. Yoga experience is not necessary. For more info and to pre-register, call 604-948-0660.

ONGOING

• Book A Librarian in Punjabi and Hindi: Available by appointment; George Mackie Library; Learn how to download books from the library, find what you need on the library website, research and learn using the library’s computer-based services, what books you might like based on your interests, basic internet and basic computer. Book your personalized 30-minute session by phone (604-594-8155) or in person.

COMMUNITY GROUPS

• Delta Music Makers Concert Band: Did you have fun playing in a band in high school? If so, dust off your instrument, contact Curt Jantzen (cjband7@gmail.com), then join us in Ladner Tuesday evenings. The Delta Music Makers Concert Band is a fun group of adults who love to rehearse and play concerts in the community. Especially needed now are trumpets and clarinets, or any instrument except alto sax (that section is full).

• Delta Scottsdale Lions Club: Second and fourth Tuesday of each month; The Lions Club is a service club that welcomes both ladies and men. If you would like to be involved in helping in your community, join us on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month (not mandatory) at the Delta Golf Course. For more info call Al at 604-594-8783.

• 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. Every year, CFUW and its clubs award close to $1 million to women to help them pursue post-secondary studies and also provide funding for library and creative arts awards. CFUW clubs provide learning and fellowship through lecture series, book clubs and issues groups, work to prevent violence against women and child poverty, and promote early learning and child care. North Delta/Surrey club meets monthly and is open to all women graduates, students and associates. Call Barb (604-594-6145) or Eleanor (604-589-3631), or email northdeltasurreycfuw@gmail.com for info.

• North Delta Newcomers and Friends: NDNF is a ladies social club. Please call and arrange to attend some of our morning walks, coffee times, stitch-and-chats, card games, par-3 golf, potlucks and monthly dinners. For more info please call Kathy (604-583-3691) or Diane (604-543-7345).

• Gamblers Anonymous: Has gambling taken over your life or the life of someone you know? Call 1-855-222-5542 to take back your life. Gamblers Anonymous is a non-profit fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem. Call 1-855-222-5542, email friend@gabc.ca or visit gabc.ca for more info.



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