• North Delta Hockey Annual Used Sports Equipment Sale: Aug. 29, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.; Upper lobby of Sungod Arena, 7815 112th St.; North Delta Minor Hockey Association is once again holding its annual used sports gear sale. Come find hockey gear and some other sports stuff for a fraction of the price. All proceeds from the sale go towards hockey programs in North Delta. After the sale, we will be sending a large shipment of gear to First Nations communities in the Northwest Territories for their youth sports programs. Please consider donating any sports equipment you no longer use to ND Hockey. We accept all sport-related equipment, including hockey, lacrosse, bikes, skating, baseball, golf, soccer and football. Donation drop off will be at Sungod Arena on Aug 26 and 27, 6-8 p.m. Unable to drop off? We can come to you for pick-up. Contact email@example.com.
• 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.
• 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.
• Professor Wow! – The Invisible World of Science: Aug. 16 to 29; online; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Science meets circus with Professor Wow! Join him for mind-boggling circus skills that will reveal the magical world of science around us. The mysteries of force, lift, sound and motion are unraveled through juggling, balancing and more. Watch and learn, then try these tricks yourself. Visit facebook.com/ReadLearnPlay Aug. 16 to 29 to watch the latest episode — new ones will drop throughout the two weeks — or follow our Facebook SRC Playlist to be notified when a new episode drops for all our Summer Reading Club performers. Episodes will also be posted to our YouTube SRC Playlist. Part of the FVRL’s 2021 Summer Reading Club. For more information visit fvrl.ca.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
• NamaSlay — Barre Fitness Fundraiser for Deltassist Mental Health Services: Aug. 27, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; Sweet Serenity Yoga and Wellness (8330 112th St.) and via livestream; Come release your pent-up frustrations and also help Sweet Serenity owner Jenine Lehfeldt to celebrate her four years of sobriety in this one-hour Barre Fitness class set to intense, virtuosic and powerful metal and hardrock music. This fast-paced class uses small, repetitive isometric movements to chisel, sculpt and lengthen the whole body while using your own body’s resistance. This form-focused workout gives you the mind-body connection necessary to work your core to achieve maximum results. Minimum donation of $20 required, with proceeds going to Deltassist’s mental health services. Bring a yoga mat, filled water bottle, lightweights (2-3 lbs), a loop band and small pilates ball. Optional props: long resistance band, glider disks and yoga blocks. For more info or to register, visit sweetserenityyoga.com/event/namaslay-for-mental-health.
• 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).
• Ukulele Jam: Aug. 31, 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.
• 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.