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• Dine Around Delta: March 12-28; various locations; Celebrate our fantastic culinary scene with the inaugural Dine Around Delta. From Turkish dishes and Indian cuisine to pub fare and fine dining, there is something for every palette. For a full list of participating businesses and their Dine Around offers, visit welovedelta.ca/participating-restaurants. Don’t forget to post photos of all your dining experiences on Instagram using #DineAroundDelta and tagging @welovedelta for a chance to win $100 in gift certificates.
• Family Forts in the Afternoon: March 25, 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 in the afternoon! Join us in your cozy fort and bring your family’s favourite reads. We’ll show off our forts and have some fun reading together. Register at fvrl.ca.
• Lions Club Easter Egg Drive-thru: April 4, 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; location TBA; The North Delta Lions Club is holding a pandemic-friendly version of its annual Easter egg hunt for kids aged 1-11. With COVID-19 safety protocols in place, all participants will be required to remain in their cars as they drive through a circuit that will feature large Easter blow-ups, the Delta fire and police departments, the Easter Bunny, a photo station and a draw for a toy- and chocolate-filled basket. Chocolate eggs and bunnies will be delivered to children through a chute directed into car windows. Registration is required by visiting northdeltalions.org before March 26.
• Free Compost Week: March 27 to April 4; Vancouver Landfill, 5400 72nd St., Delta; Delta residents are eligible to pick up a maximum of one cubic metre of free compost per vehicle, over the duration of the week-long event. Proof of residency is required (e.g. driver’s licence, property tax notice, utility bill).
• Container Gardening: March 31, 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Got a balcony? A driveway? A tiny back yard? Then you can container garden. Whether it’s flowers or vegetables, gardening has evolved so that everyone can be a green thumb no matter where they live. Join us for a discussion full of tips, ideas and success stories. Participants are encouraged to ask questions and offer suggestions. To register, visit fvrl.ca.
HOBBIES AND CRAFTS
• Knit & Stitch: Second Wednesday of the month, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Looking for inspiration for a new project, or want to show off your latest work in progress? Then join your fellow needle crafters for a fun afternoon of relaxing stitching and sharing of projects. All levels and types of needle crafting are welcome (crochet, cross-stitching, embroidery, felting, knitting, etc.). To register, visit fvrl.ca.
• Boundary Bay Quilters’ Guild: Third Tuesday of the month, 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.; via Zoom; The Boundary Bay Quilters Guild has moved their in-person meetings to Zoom. Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, April 20 and the guest speaker will be long-time friend of the guild Carola Russell to share some ideas on using up scraps and fat quarters. If you are interested in attending, please contact email@example.com or call 604-948-0692.
• Birding for Beginners: March 25, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Birding is a great outdoor activity that helps you to reconnect with nature and explore your local community. Join FVRL staff birding enthusiasts to discover the delights of birdwatching. Learn about our Birdwatching Backpacks, a part of the FVRL Playground lending collection, and discover other resources available from the library and online. To register, visit fvrl.ca.
• City of Delta Live Open Stage: March 26, 7 p.m.; via Instagram; Join us for our next Instagram Live Open Stage next Friday. Want to show off your songwriting chops? Or do you want to workshop some new stand-up material? Whatever your art form, email firstname.lastname@example.org to join.
• The Flame: Hope Springs Eternal Edition: March 26, 7 p.m.; online; Surrey Civic Theatres presents another Digital Stage online performance showcasing a variety of storytellers from across the Lower Mainland and beyond, with host Deb Williams. Event premieres Friday, March 26 to view until May 11 on Surrey Civic Theatres’ Facebook Page, the Digital Stage Event Page, or City of Surrey YouTube Channel. “A night of engaging stories championing human resilience in the face of life’s struggles and challenges.” For info, visit surrey.ca.
• Sidekick Players present Outlaw: March 27, 7:30 p.m.; via Zoom; “A young Canadian homesteader travelling far from home finds himself accused of murder in the state of Kansas in 1871. With only his wits to defend himself, he turns the law of the land — and the men hell-bent on enforcing it — upside down.” Reuniting for this Zoom performance of Outlaw are the four men from 2018’s production of The Wild Guys: Todd-Elliot Gates, Jeff Pannell, Gerry Park and Brad Felton. Email email@example.com and you’ll be sent a link to the performance on the 27th. sidekickplayers.wixsite.com/sidekick-players.
• Ukulele Jam: Last Tuesday of the month, 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. Open to adults 18+. Don’t yet have a ukulele? No problem. Head to fvrl.ca to place a hold on a ukulele. Register at fvrl.ca.
• The Piano Men: Surrey Civic Theatre’s Digital Stage presents an online concert featuring dueling pianists Richard Sera and Andre Kunkel (members of local party band Dr Strangelove), with debut broadcast April 9. Free. Info: facebook.com/SurreyCivicTheatres.
• Seniors Weekly Golf: Starting March 29, 8 a.m.; Sunshine Woods Golf Centre, 10646 64th Ave., Delta; Seniors weekly golf registration and play begins March 29 and 30. All seniors — ladies and men — 60 years and older are welcome. The $10 registration fee covers tournaments and handicap maintenance for the season but does not include green fees. For more information contact the Monday co-ordinator Jerry Sampson at 604-765-5123 or the Tuesday co-ordinator Nick Parker at 604-597-6719.
• Delta Virtual Triathlon: May 1-16, various locations; In an effort to encourage residents to remain active during the COVID-19 pandemic, while also maintaining the health and safety guidelines set by the provincial health order, the City of Delta is excited to announce the Delta Virtual Triathlon. While the swim component will require pre-registration for lane space at Ladner Outdoor Pool, the bike and run components can be completed at any time between May 1 and 16. Maps for suggested run and bike routes will be available for all participants. Registration opens on March 17 for Delta residents and March 31 for non-Delta residents. To register, visit deltareg.ca or call 604-952-3000. For more information, visit delta.ca/triathlon.