• Snow Angels Information Meeting: November 15, 6:30 p.m. to 8 pm South Delta Recreation Center (Isobel Room); Learn more about how you can volunteer as a snow angel for neighbors in need this winter. The Snow Angels program matches people who need their walkway and / or pavement shoveled with people who like to help others. It is a non-emergency service available to Delta residents 65 years of age and older who have physical limitations and do not have others in their households or nearby who can help. Older residents 70+ who have physical limitations will be given first priority.
• Sunshine Hills Elementary Gift Fair: November 17, 10:00 to 3:00 Sunshine Hills Elementary School, 11285 Bond Ave .; Join the high school for the annual Sunshine Hills Elementary Gift Fair.
• Fluterrific – An afternoon of flute music: November 18, 2 pm North Delta Recreation Center; Fluterrific is a local ensemble of flute players performing a variety of music including Baroque, Latin, Classical, Celtic and Broadway. Tickets are $ 10 and can be purchased by calling 604-952-3000 or at the door (if still). Children 10 years and under get in for free. Refreshments will be available for pending purchases.
• Snow Angels Information Meeting: November 22, 6:30 p.m. to 8 pm North Delta Recreation Center (Isobel Room); Learn more about how you can volunteer as a snow angel for neighbors in need this winter. The Snow Angels program matches people who need their walkway and / or pavement shoveled with people who like to help others. It is a non-emergency service available to Delta residents 65 years of age and older who have physical limitations and do not have others in their households or nearby who can help. Older residents 70+ who have physical limitations will be given first priority.
• Get ready Delta – Free Personal Emergency Workshops: November 22, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. South Delta Recreation Center; Are you ready? This personal emergency preparedness workshop teaches you the risk, how to prepare a contingency plan and what to do in an emergency or disaster. Please register in advance (with registration code 418676) online at deltareg.ca or call 604-952-3000. Feel the risks, make a plan, get a kit.
• Emergency Preparedness Program for Teenagers: November 23, 9:00 to 5:00 Delta Community College, Room 7, 11590 83rd Ave .; Are you a Delta resident in grades 10-12? Get trained for emergencies and earn volunteer hours. Learn to be prepared and protect yourself, your family and your friends in the event of a disaster. Students will get the Canadian Red Cross A CPR / AED certification, learn how to put together an emergency kit and earn up to 14 volunteering hours. Registration required by 13 November. For more information and register, please contact Sylvia Hampton at [email protected] or call 604-594-8155. This program is being offered by the George Mackie Library in collaboration with Delta Delta, Delta Fire and Emergency Services, Delta School District, Delta Police Department, BC Emergency Health Services and Delta Fire Department Charity.
• Deck the Halls Artisan Market: November 24, 10:00 to 4:00 pm North Delta Recreation Center; Watershed artwork Deck the Halls artisan market has creations of a variety of artists and craftsmen from our society. Beautiful and unique gifts for everyone on your list. Access by cash or food donation to the Deltassist Christmas Hamper program.
• Authors event with Mike McCardell: 24 Nov, 1:30 p.m. till 2:30 p.m. Black Bond Books, 5251 Lander Trunk Rd .; Meet Mike McCardell, Best Selling Writer and CTV Personality, at a Book Sign Up for his New Book The shoelaces are difficult: and other thoughtful writers (Port, $ 29.95). IN The shoelaces are difficult, McCardell addresses such topics as four-year tobogganists, captive snowmen, 105-year-old Tai Chi champions and the meaning of life. Although his stories deal with difficulties of all kinds, McCardell reminds us that, like learning how to tie our shoelaces, much can be achieved with some help and a lot of endurance. Until December 31, partial sales proceeds from each copy of the book will be donated to BC Women's Hospital Newborn Intensive Care Unit to support the miraculous and life-saving work they do every day.
• Recreation for 50-plus – Fall Country Western Dinner & Entertainment: 24 Nov, 6 pm Kennedy Seniors Recreation Center; Throw your cowboy boots and denim but leave the horses at home. Entertainment will be Classic Rewind, a local duo, playland, classic rock and more. Cash bar, 50/50 draw and door prices. Tickets are $ 25. For information call 604-594-2717.
• Snow Angels Information Meeting: 29 Nov, 6:30 p.m. to 8 pm South Delta Recreation Center (Isobel Room); Learn more about how you can volunteer as a snow angel for neighbors in need this winter. The Snow Angels program matches people who need their walkway and / or pavement shoveled with people who like to help others. It is a non-emergency service available to Delta residents 65 years of age and older who have physical limitations and do not have others in their households or nearby who can help. Older residents 70+ who have physical limitations will be given first priority.
• Open Mic Night: 30, 7 pm to 10 pm Kennedy Seniors Recreation Center, 11760 88th Ave .; Singer, musician, actor, poet and dancer are welcome to attend this monthly exhibition with Emcee Patti McGregor. Entrance is $ 5 for artists and audiences, and there is free coffee and tea. Doors open at 7 o'clock and performance starts at 07:30. For more info call 604-581-6270 or 604-752-3072.
• Trinity Lutheran Church Christmas Sale: 1 Dec 12:00 Trinity Lutheran Church, 11040 River Rd .; Trinity Lutheran Church has its annual Big Christmas Sale on Saturday, December 1. We will have lots of wonderful baking (including Norwegian sweets), gift baskets and a mushroom and sandwich lunch. For more information, call the church office at 604-584-0111.
• Celebrate the season: December 1 at 2 and 7 pm South Delta Baptist Church, 1988 56th St., Tsawwassen; Two festive concerts – four amazing choirs. Tickets available from drivers at FYFE Design Studio, online at deltachoral.ca or at the door. Adults $ 20, students / seniors $ 15. Children 10 and under free. Location is wheelchair accessible with ample parking.
• Holiday Hazards – Pet-proofing your home for your vacation: December 2, 11:30 to 12:30 Delta Community Animal Shelter, 7505 Hopcott Rd .; To register, call 604-940-7111.
• Recreation for the 50-plus Delta Concert Band: 4 dec, 7:30 p.m. Kennedy Seniors Recreation Center; Enjoy this amazing concert band and let their music put you in the festive atmosphere. All welcome, entry through donation. For more information call 604-594-2717.
• Get ready Delta – Free Personal Emergency Workshops: 6 dec, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. North Delta Recreation Center; Are you ready? This personal emergency preparedness workshop teaches you the risk, how to prepare a contingency plan and what to do in an emergency or disaster. Please register in advance (with registration code 418673) online at deltareg.ca or call 604-952-3000. Feel the risks, make a plan, get a kit.
• Christmas ornament sales: Dec 8-9, 10:00 to 4:00; North Delta Recreation Center; The North Delta Potters Guild's annual Christmas sales feature fun and fun creations in the clay of guild members. Entrance is free.
WEEKLY AND BI-WEEKLY
• Parents' mother's mother goes: Mondays through November 26th (except November 12th), 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM George Mackie Library; Discover fun with rhymes, songs and stories. This is an interactive program for caregivers and children 15 months and younger. Mother Goose helps your child learn language and language skills. Healthy snacks are provided. Registration required.
• Grieving Grende too: Mondays through 26 November (no group on November 12), 4 to 6 pm Center for Supporting Care, 4631 Clarence Taylor Cres., Ladner; If you know or have a child who deceives the loss of significant person, consider Kids Grieve Too, counselor-led miscarriage groups for children ages 7-12 years. These groups apply expressive arts and play to reduce anxiety and anger, promote a healthy expression of difficult feelings, enhance understanding of sadness and loss and provide support through contact with others. For more information and pre-registration, contact the center at 604-948-0660. The program is free.
• Remove pounds appropriately: Tuesdays, 9:30 AM to 11:00 PM Deltassist, 9097 120th St .; An ideal organization. We have a friendly group to help you lose weight. For more info call Diana Brinton at 778-791-1166.
• Sago moment: Tuesdays through Dec 4, 10:30 am to 11 am; George Mackie Library; Introduce children to love in books and languages 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.
• Settlement Worker – Punjabi / English: Alternative Tuesdays, 1 p.m. till 5 pm 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 in their new society. Settlement and integration services are free for immigrants, refugees and their families in B.C.
• ESL Book Club: Tuesdays until December 4, 1:45 pm to 14:45 George Mackie Library; Enjoy practicing your English conversation and reading skills in a supportive environment while learning about culture and meeting new people in a fun and friendly program. This free application fits best for middle speakers.
• Lego Club: Tuesdays through December 4th, 3:30 p.m. till 4:30 p.m. George Mackie Library; Love Lego? We give Lego, you take your imagination. Come and play, create and experiment. Lego Club is a fun afternoon program for children. Children under 5 years must be accompanied by an adult.
• Recovery International weekly meetings: Tuesdays at 19 North Delta Evangelical Free Church, 11300 84th Ave .; Recovery International is a weekly community-based self-health care group that offers tools and techniques that participants can use to deal with depression, anxiety, impulse control, anger and many other issues with nerve and mental health. Meetings are led by educated group leaders.
• Next chapter book club: Wednesdays through 5 December 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. George Mackie Library; The next chapter book club offers a weekly opportunity for adults with disabilities to read and learn together, talk about books, make friends and have fun in a relaxed social setting.
• East Delta Hall Bridge: Wednesdays from 12:30 to 4 pm and Thursdays, 9:45 to 1:30 East Delta Hall, 10379 Ladner Trunk Rd .; Duplicate Lite Bridge Clubs perform their games in Delta. The cost is $ 8 per session, including refreshments. The first time the players are invited to give the bridge a try. Register by mailing [email protected] or calling Lynda Simpson at 604-788-4721. For more information about the bro clubs, visit duplicatelite.ca.
• Adult Grief Group: Wednesdays through 28 November, 1 p.m. to 3 pm Center for Supportive Care, 4631 Clarence Taylor Cres., Ladner; Have you recently experienced a baby's death? Imagine that you join a secure and supportive group led by an adviser, giving you the opportunity to share and listen to others in similar situations and to learn how to navigate in your grief process. For more information and pre-registration, contact the center at 604-948-0660. The program is free.
• Calling circuit: Wednesdays 2 to 3 pm George Mackie Library; If you learn English and want to practice talking with other people in a friendly, relaxed place, join us for weekly guided discussions about Canadian culture, food and current events.
• Practice English and learn skills for the Canadian workplace: Wednesdays and Saturdays until 22 Dec, 2 pm to 4:30 pm. George Mackie Library; Meet the library twice a week to train English, learn vocabulary at the workplace, get acquainted with the Canadian labor market and develop networking skills. Each session contains tips and help with CV, job search skills, websites and Canadian workplace expectations. Teaching by a TESOL Certified and Experienced Teacher, this program is offered in collaboration with Progressive Intercultural Community Services (PICS) Society. Bonus: PICS refers students, if they are interested, to further education at local colleges or universities. To register, call 604-596-7722 or drop in to the library.
• Support family resistance group: Wednesdays 7 to 9 pm Delta Office – Canadian Mental Health Association Vancouver-Fraser, 4871 Delta St .; The Canadian Mental Health Association Vancouver-Fraser offers a free support group for parents and care providers of young people and young adults who work through mental health and / or substance use. Simplified by both peers and advisors, the group meets weekly at our Delta office. Please sign up before your first meeting by phone: 604-943-1878 or e-mail: [email protected]
• Childhood: Thursdays to December 6, 10:30 to 11:00 George Mackie Library; Make the language fun and start early with Babytime. Help your baby develop speech and language skills – enjoy bouncing, singing, rhyme and stories. Babytime is a fun, social binding activity for babies and caregivers. Suitable for infants 23 months and younger.
• Parent Time: Thursdays through 6 December, 11:00 to 11:30 George Mackie Library; Relax and mingle for the fun, social bonding activity of Babytime. Parents' time allows parents and carers to meet other parents, learn new parenting and share information and resources. A healthcare professional or guest speaker will attend every month. Suitable for parents of infants 23 months and younger. On schedule: Public health welfare officer on September 20th and water security on September 27th.
• Delta Connex Parent Peer Group: Thursdays to December 11 at to 8 pm 11425 84th Ave .; The parent group is an opportunity for parents with children who have ADND, FASD or other complex behaviors to come together. In the group you can learn and reflect on your life as a parent of children who can behave in ways that are unexpected and a challenge to understand. You will gain insight into building positive relationships, celebrating your children and focusing on your emotional well-being. We provide a welcoming and safe environment for sharing experiences, knowledge and providing support to each other. This group is led by an educated facilitator. For registration and more information, contact Robyn Lane at 604-946-6622 ext. 328 or [email protected]
• Stunning Self-care / Relaxation Group: Thursdays through November 29, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Center for Supportive Care, 4631 Clarence Taylor Cres., Ladner; If you are an adult who has recently been lost and wants to explore and implement self-catering practices, join this music therapist's led group where you will learn a variety of self-catering technicians and participate in experienced guided relaxation to help you address depressions of depression , fatigue and anxiety when they relate to sadness. For more information and pre-registration, contact the Center at 604-948-0660. The program is free.
• Mental Health Support Group: Second and fourth Thursday of each month, seven o'clock. until 9 pm South Delta; Canadian Mental Health Association Vancouver-Fraser offers a mental health support group in the South Delta for individuals living with mental health problems or experiencing symptoms. Please call the Delta office at 604-943-1878 or email [email protected] to register for your first meeting.
• Chronic conditions Self-management: Fridays, 10:00 to 12:30 Deltassist, 9097 120th St .; Do you live with a chronic health condition? This free six-week workshop helps people living with chronic health conditions and their caregivers to better deal with symptoms and activities in daily life. For more information, contact Self-Management BC at 604-940-1273 or visit selfmanagementbc.ca.
• Sago moment: Fridays through December 7, 10:30 to 11:00 George Mackie Library; Introduce children to love in books and languages 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.
• Parents' mother's mother goes: Fridays through November 16, 12 p.m. to 1 pm North Delta Family Resource Center, 11838 88th Ave. (New Hope Church); Discover fun with rhymes, songs and stories. This is an interactive program for caregivers and children 15 months and younger. Mother Goose helps your child learn language and language skills. Healthy snacks are provided. Registration required.
• Knit & Stitch: Fridays through 28 December, 2 p.m. till 3 pm George Mackie Library; Unpack your needles and yarn and go to the library. Knitting, chopping, quilting and weaving are fun ways to connect over generations. Join all ages and abilities to share ideas, techniques and good conversations.
• Teen Night – Pizza & Games: Fourth Tuesday of the Month, 5 p.m. till 7 pm 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 games and free pizza provided by Imperial Hobbies.
• Poetry Night in Punjabi: Third Tuesday of the month, 6:30 p.m. till 8 pm George Mackie Library; Come to hear two published poets / writers read and discuss their work and answer questions from the audience. Maintained in collaboration with Kendri Punjabi Lekhak Sabha, Uttari Amrika and Punjabi Lekhak Manch – Vancouver.
• Evening Book Club: Second Tuesday of the month, 7:15 pm. to 8:30 p.m. George Mackie Library; Follow us to discuss books in a relaxed environment. New members are welcome. Books are provided.
• Afternoon book club: Fourth Thursday of the month, 1 p.m. till 2:30 p.m. George Mackie Library; Follow us to discuss books in a relaxed environment. New members welcome and books are provided.
• Teen Advisory Group: First Thursday of each month, 6:30 p.m. till 7:30 p.m. George Mackie Library; TAG is a group of committed teens (ages 13-19 years) who volunteer their time and energy to help employees develop teenage-oriented programs, assist in library events, and act as library representatives in the North-West's teenage community. Membership is a resume booster and helps to earn volunteering hours. It's time to hang out and plan. Did we mention there is free food? If you are interested, apply to the library.
• Prostate Cancer Support Group Surrey: Last Saturday of each month, 10 to 12 (except July and December); Valley View Memorial Gardens, 14644 72 Ave., Surrey; PCSG Surrey provides awareness, support and education for prevention, treatment and cure for men diagnosed and treated for prostate cancer in Delta, Surrey, Langley and White Rock. Makers and guests are welcome. For more information visit procansupport.com or call 604 574-4012.
• Crossroads United Church Monthly dinner: Fourth Saturday of each month, the doors open at 4:30 pm, dinner starts at 5 Crossroads United Church, 7655 120th St .; Crossroads United Church invites you to its monthly Community dinner. Come and enjoy this free nutritious meal served in a relaxed and safe environment. It is a sit down meal and is open to anyone who would benefit from good food in a safe, family-friendly environment. For more info go to crossroads-united-church.ca.
• Book a Librarian in Punjabi and Hindi: Available by agreement George Mackie Library; Learn how to download books from the library, find what you need on the library's website, research and learn the library's computer-based services, which books you might like based on your interests, basic internet, and basic computer. Book your personal 30-minute session by phone (604-594-8155) or personally.
• Delta Scottsdale Lions Club: Second and fourth Tuesday of each month; Lions Club is a service club that welcomes both ladies and men. If you want 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-financed organization that works to improve women's status and promote human rights, public education, social justice and peace. The North Delta / Surrey club meets every month and is open to all female students, students and coworkers. Call Barb (604-594-6145) or Eleanor (604-589-3631), or email [email protected] for information.
• North Delta Newcomers and Friends: NDNF is a ladies social club. Call and arrange to participate in some of our morning walks, coffee times, stitch-and-chats, card games, par-3 golf, potlucks and monthly dinners. For more information please call Kathy (604-583-3691) or Diane (604-543-7345).