Delta 39'ers & Aquatics ~ 4538 Elizabeth Road ~ Lansing, MI 48917 ~ 517-484-5600

Discovering Delta: Quarterly News For Ages 50+

Summer 2023

 Summer Class Registration

Begins on Tuesday, May 16, at 8:00 am

Register at any time (before deadline) for trips

Online Registration


Closed For The Holiday

Monday, June 19 for Juneteenth


Tuesday, July 4 for Independence Day


39'ers Activities Cancelled

All Activities Cancelled after 2:30 pm on August 7


All Day on August 8

Discovering Delta: Things For You

Savvy Caregiver Program

This program is for the active caregiver of a family member or friend with dementia that lives at home. It will help you gain special skills and knowledge you will need to be a successful caregiver. It will also help you understand the impact of dementia on you and the person with dementia.




1 - 3 pm

Free (6 classes)

Enrichment Center

Room 302

Conversations With Our

Inner Critic

Intentional Creativity®

Have you ever really thought about how many of our decisions/choices are influenced by our Inner Critic? It seems to wield a lot of power, and sometimes, we feel like we are under its control. What if we could create a different relationship with the Critic? Come join us as we transform the Critic's voice to that of our Muse. 

No artistic experience needed

Supply fee is included


8/24, 8/31, & 9/7

11 am - 1 pm

$37 (3 classes)

Enrichment Center

Room 302


Come and join us for lunch.

Please call 517.484.5600 for reservations. Reservations are required and must be made by noon the business day before you want to attend.

39'ers Lunch Menu

M, W, & F

11:45 am - 12:45 pm

$3.50 suggested donation for ages 60+

$6 charge ages 59 & under

Enrichment Center

Activity Room



foot bath,

toenail cutting,

minor calluses,

rough areas, and

foot massage.

Corn removal

is a medical procedure therefore this is not performed.


Call for an appointment


Activity Room

Cards & Games


No partner needed


M/W/F, 1 - 3 pm, $1,

(12 card max)

Bridge (Social/Contract)

M, 1 - 4 pm, $1.50


W, 1 - 3 pm, $1.50

Double Pinochle

1st F, 11:30 am - 3 pm,

3rd F, 11:30 am - 3 pm, $1.50


M, 6 - 9 pm, $1.50

Th, 6 - 9 pm, $3


2nd F, 12 - 3 pm, $.50

4th F, 12 - 3 pm, $.50


Tu, 11:30 am - 3 pm, $1.50


M, 10 am - 12:30 pm, $.50

Th, 1 - 3 pm, $.50 

Enrichment Center

Room 300

(except Bingo)

Bingo is in the Activity Room

Discovering Delta: Things For You & Others

Pacer's Walking Club is BACK!

Walk daily year-round. Sign up by writing your name in the communal logbook located in the Food Court area, start walking, and log your laps. For the next month, you will see your name printed so you can continue to track your laps. Monthly newsletters that include leaderboards as well as information on activities and events.


Mall hours

M-Th 11 am - 7 pm

F-Sa 11 am - 8 pm

Su 12 - 6 pm


Lansing Mall 

Pool Patrons

The Pool located at Waverly East Intermediate School (3131 West Michigan Avenue)

is Now Open!

Adult Water Exercise Ages 18+

The exercise classes 45 minutes long, ongoing, and can be joined at any time. Participants do not need to be swimmers to participate.

Your first visit to one water exercise class (of your choice) is free!

$55 for 10 visits with punch card: age 54 and under

$50 for 10 visits with punch card: age 55 and over

$7 per person drop-in fee (exact change)

Lap/Open Swim

$35 for 10 visits with punch card

$4 per person, per visit drop-in fee (exact change)

You may purchase punch cards:

1- At the Delta 39'ers & Aquatics Office

located inside the Delta Enrichment Center (4538 Elizabeth Road).

Office hours are Monday-Friday, 10 am - 3 pm

Cash, checks, and debit/credit cards are accepted.

2- On The Pool Deck

With a check (made payable to: Delta Township) or cash (exact change).

Debit/credit cards are not accepted on the pool deck.

3- Over The Phone

With Delta 39'ers & Aquatics Office at 517-484-5600.

Office hours are Monday-Friday, 10 am - 3 pm

Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express are accepted. Phone orders will be delivered to the pool twice a week.

Refunds will not be issued for lost, new, or partially used punch cards.

Summer Pool Schedule

Swim Lessons

Check the website for swim lesson information later this year.

No street shoes are allowed on the pool deck. Swimmers must shower before use.

Classes and program times may change without notice. Please call the Pool Information Line at 517-484-9322 for up-to-date information.

The Wine Bus

This bus takes us down to the Irish Hills. Chateau Aeronautique Winery was founded in a hangar overlooking the runway in 2009. In 2017 they moved to a new 8,000 square foot facility on 28 acres in the Irish Hills. Located in an 1870’s Schoolhouse, Cherry Creek Cellars takes pride in Crafting Michigan-made wine, cider, and beer for everyone in a picturesque vineyard setting. You can find your “own” place among the lakes at The Winery North of 12. Come experience their unique tasting experience. Their spacious tasting room sits on 5 acres and has two large patios. 

Entree selection: Lasagna or Vegetarian Lasagna

Includes: motor coach transportation, lunch and wine tasting at Chateau Aeronautique Winery Irish Hills, wine tasting at The Winery North of 12, and wine tasting at Cherry Creek Cellars.

Not Included: bus driver’s tip ($1-$2 per person suggested).

Registration deadline: 5/22



10:45 am - 6:30 pm


Toledo Zoo & Aquarium

The Toledo Zoo and Aquarium is one of the top in the country. The aquarium features 3,000+ aquatic animals in 178,000 gallons of water. The zoo houses an internationally-famous Hippoquarium®. Other exhibits that make this zoo special are Arctic Encounter, Frog Town, Cheetah Valley, and Primate Forest.

Includes: motor coach transportation and admission to the Toledo Zoo and Aquarium.

Not included: lunch and bus driver’s tip ($1-$2 per person suggested).

Registration deadline:7/5



8:30 am - 5:30 pm


Mystery Trip

The destinations are a Mystery, join us to see where we are going.

Includes: motor coach transportation, lunch, and admission(s)/ tour(s).

Not included: bus driver’s tip ($1-$2 per person suggested).

Registration deadline: 7/19



8 am - 6 pm


Shipshewana Brown Bag Tour

Guided tour, lunch in an Amish home, jam tasting in Carolyn’s kitchen, visit Yoder’s Department Store, Amish bakery, Amish noodle store, Amish bulk food store, Yoder’s Meat and Cheese Shop and special gifts to fill your brown bag along the way.

Includes: motor coach transportation, guided tour, lunch, and special gifts.

Not Included: bus driver’s tip ($1-$2 per person suggested).

Registration deadline: 8/9



9 am - 7:30 pm


Mackinac Island/Grand Hotel 4 Day/3 Night Package

Includes: Accommodations (rooms are luck of the draw) at the Grand Hotel (including baggage handling). Three full breakfasts, lunch on arrival day, two buffet luncheons, afternoon tea and cookies, three five-course dinners, nightly demitasse and a complimentary champagne/wine reception. Motor coach transportation to and from the Delta 39’ers, ferry transportation to/from the island and horse drawn taxi to/from hotel and ferry dock. Special activities: horse drawn carriage tour of the island, lectures, fudge bingo, movies, tournaments, contests and much more. Most activities are free however, a few require a small fee. Do as much or as little as you like.

Not Included: lunch on the way home, bus drivers’ tip, taxi drivers’ tip, and carriage tour driver’s tip ($1-2 per person suggested).

Early Bird Discount of $25 per person if you register before 5/24. $425 minimum deposit per person required at time of registration. Full payment due before 8/18.



Double Occupancy $1,007

Single Occupancy $1,247

Triple Occupancy $982

prices are per person


For questions or more information please call Delta 39’ers at 517-484-5600


Music in the Park

Come on out to Sharp Park and enjoy some great music this summer at these six fantastic concerts.

Concerts on the Big Stage (on the ball field)

Tu, 5/16 - Global Village (variety) with opener Taylor Taylor

Jay’s Dogs Food Truck from 6 - 9 pm

Tu, 6/20 - Brotha Earth - a Five-Piece Band featuring three former touring member of legendary Motown Band, Rare Earth with opener Tony Thompson

The Smoke N’ Pig BBQ Food Truck from 6 - 9 pm

Tu, 7/18 - Sea Cruisers (oldies) with opener TBD

Jay’s Dogs Food Truck from 6 - 9 pm

Tu, 8/15 - Three Men and a Tenor with opener Oxymorons

Jay’s Dogs Food Truck from 6 - 9 pm

Concerts start at 7 pm

Sharp Park


Concerts in the Amphitheater (by the Shelter/Pond)

Tu, 6/27 - Mixed Flavors (Blues/R&B/Soul) with opener TBD

Tu, 7/25 - Wild Honey Collective (Americana Folk) with opener School of Rock

Concerts start at 7 pm

Sharp Park



Join thousands of area residents for this Independence Day celebration.

Bring your own picnic lunch, grill, or cooler. A permit is required for alcoholic beverages and one can be obtained at the Parks and Recreation Department at no charge. The park also has playgrounds, tennis and volleyball courts, a basketball court, and more.

Every year the Township puts on a spectacular display that would not be possible without the support of local sponsors. To express the Township’s gratitude, sponsors are extended a number of passes into a reserved area with complimentary refreshments. If you would like to become a sponsor, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 323-8555.



Fireworks begin around 10 pm or whenever it gets dark!

Sharp Park


National Night Out


Touch a Truck & Family Fun

Everyone is invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the National Night Out crime and drug prevention event. Community members throughout Eaton County and across the nation, are asked to lock their doors, turn on outside lights, and spend the evening outside with neighbors and police.

This year there will be an inflatable bounce house, track - less train, a kids obstacle course, KidSight courtesy of the Bretton Woods Lions Club, the Delta Township District Library Outreach Van, and police and fire department vehicles on display as well as other trucks for kids of all ages to climb on and honk.

If you would like to bring a truck please visit or call 323-8555.

National Night Out is designed to:

(1) Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness.

(2) Generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime efforts. (3) Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships and

(4) Send a message to criminals letting them know communities are organized and fighting back.

Watch for more information on Facebook and in future email newsletters from the township.



5 - 8:30 pm

Sharp Park


Movie at Mount Hope Park

Come and join your friends and neighbors for a movie in the park this summer!

Arrive early and enjoy beautiful Mount Hope Park and take advantage of pre-movie activities including lawn games, concessions, music, playground, and the walking path.

Bring a blanket or low back chair to enjoy watching the movie.


8/4 – Minion - The Rise of Gru

Rated PG

Activities will open at 7:30 pm

Movies start at approximately 9:15 pm

Mount Hope Park


Discovering Delta: Resources and Information

Alzheimer & Dementia Co-Ed Caregiver's Support Group


Join Chris for this support group.


Support groups are an important 

resource for caregivers, they provide a judgement free place to share your fears and frustrations and talk with those going through similar challenges.


This group offers support, education, problem solving, and guest speakers.


Anyone is welcome


No registration is required


1st W

11 am – 12 pm



Enrichment Center

Room 302

Alzheimer Male Caregiver's Support Group

Support groups are an important 

resource for caregivers, they provide a judgement free place to share your fears and frustrations and talk with those going through similar challenges.


This group offers support, education, problem solving, and guest speakers.


Anyone is welcome


No registration is required 


3rd W

10 am – 12 pm



Enrichment Center

Room 302

Election Worker Recruitment

for 2023/2024 Elections

Delta Township is seeking election workers for the following positions:

• Electronic Pollbook Inspectors - $15 per hour, specific skills required.

• Help Desk Inspectors - $14 per hour, specific skills required.

• General Inspectors - $14 per hour

• Absent Voter Counting Board Inspector - $14 per hour.

• Chairs-In-Training - $18 per hour, election experience required.

• All positions are paid positions, $14-$18/hr.

• Training is mandatory and is paid at the applicable rate.

• To qualify to work in Delta Township, an individual must be a registered voter within state of Michigan, have no felony convictions, complete an application, and attend mandatory training prior to every election.

The positions require applicants to be available for long hours on Election Day.

If interested, please contact the Delta Township Clerk’s Office at 517-323-8500 or stop by the office at 7710 West Saginaw Highway, Lansing, MI to complete an application.


Passport Drive

The Delta Township Clerk’s Office accepts passport applications during regular office hours Monday – Friday by appointment only year around. If you are planning travel in 2023 it is recommended applicants apply 4 to 6 months prior to travel dates.

The Delta Township Clerk’s Office will be offering several dates with extended hours passport drives during 2023. The Delta Township Clerk’s Office will be open extended hours on the following dates for the acceptance of passport applications (Form DS-11 ONLY):

2023 Passport Drives

Wednesday, March 8

Thursday, April 13

Monday, May 8

Tuesday, June 6

Wednesday, July 12

Thursday, August 10

Monday, September 11

Tuesday, October 10

Wednesday, November 15

Thursday, December 14

5 - 7 pm

Please visit the U.S. Department of State website for documentation requirements, fees, and applications at

Two payments will be required:

(1) Payable to U.S. Department of State for processing of your passport and must be in the form of a personal check or money order payable to the U.S. Department of State

(2) Payable to Delta Township for the acceptance fee ($35) and picture ($15 if purchased through Delta Township). One official passport quality photo is required when submitting a passport application (Form DS-11 ONLY) and can be obtained at the Clerk’s Office. The fee(s) due to Delta Township can be by cash, check or credit/debit card.

For questions or further information please call the Delta Township Clerk’s Office at 517-323-8500.

Lifeguards and

Swim Instructors

Delta Township is actively looking to hire several lifeguards and swim instructors.

If you are interested, please contact the Delta 39'ers & Aquatics office at 517-484-5600 which is located in the Delta Enrichment Center.

The Delta Enrichment Center is located at 4538 Elizabeth Road, Lansing 48917.

The pool is located at Waverly East Intermediate School (3131 West Michigan Avenue) use Door #14 on SE corner of school. 

Vending and License Requirement

Spring and summer are the time of year when there is an increase in vending. Please be aware a valid pictured vendor license is required by the Township Clerk for vending activity in the township either door-to-door or from a fixed commercial site.

Vending licenses are NOT required for groups representing a school, religious organization, or charitable organization which are classified non-profit for federal internal revenue purposes. A license is also not required if the vendor leaves a brochure at a resident’s home and does not knock or engage the resident in any capacity.

Registered vendors are listed on the township website,

Residents should ask to see the Delta Township issued license if they are approached by a vendor if the license is not visible. If a vendor does not have a Township issued license, residents should contact the Sheriff’s Department at 517-372-8217 x2 as soon as possible.

All other questions regarding this ordinance should be directed to the Delta Township Clerk’s Office at 517-323-8500.


Burning Permits

Recreational Burns Allowed in Delta, Watertown, and Eagle Townships! These are recreational type campfires and fire pits using seasoned firewood according to your local open burning ordinance.

You must have a valid burning permit and call 517-321-6622 x1 each day to make sure weather conditions are appropriate to have a recreational fire.

Burning of any yard waste or agricultural burning is still not allowed.

Burning permits may be obtained online at

The Delta Township Burning Ordinance is strictly enforced. 


Burn Permit/Affidavit Online Form

Delta Township Recycling Center

For a complete listing of items accepted at the Delta Township Recycling Center and to obtain the monthly recycling newsletter visit

Accepted Recycling Items 

Delta Township’s Recycling Center accepts the following products or materials to be recycled: cooking oil, polystyrene foam, household batteries (please tape the circuits on lithium, 9 volt, and larger batteries), cellular phones, ink cartridges, plastics with #1-7 symbol on the bottom, metals, clear and colored glass, paper, boxboard, CFL bulbs, and phone books. Please remove all lids and caps from plastic containers prior to recycling.

Not Accepted Items 

Pop or beer box containers, containers designed to go in the freezer or refrigerator, or plastic containers that hazardous waste comes in, such as motor oil or anti-freeze, are not accepted.

Recycling Center Hours

Winter Hours

November - March

Tuesdays 8 am - 4 pm

Wednesdays 12 - 6 pm

Saturdays 8 am - 4 pm

Summer Hours

April - October

Tuesdays 8 am - 4 pm

Wednesdays 12 - 8 pm

Saturdays 8 am - 4 pm

2022 Closed Holidays

December 24

2023 Closed Holidays

April 8

May 13

May 27

July 4

September 2

November 25

December 23

2023 Free Yard Waste Day

Thursday, May 11, 2023

Delta Township residents can drop

off yard waste free of charge on

Thursday, May 11, 2023 from 2-8

pm at the Delta Township

Recycling Center. Township

residents must provide a photo

identification and a voter ID card,

property tax notice, or water/

sewer bill to participate in free

yard waste day. Yard waste

branches can be no longer than 4

feet long and 4 inches in diameter. Yard waste bags or recyclable

containers are best practices in

transporting yard waste to the

Recycling Center for disposal, NO


of loads will be limited to no larger

than 5 X 8 feet or the back of a full

size pick-up. No tandem trailers or

cube type vehicles will be

permitted. All recyclable items

will be accepted during free yard

waste day.

Electronics Recycling

Delta Township offers a monthly (Saturday) event for electronics recycling. Residents will be charged a fee based on the weight of the

item and/or size.

Tentative dates for

electronics recycling are as follows:

March 18

April 22

May 20

June 1

July 15

August 12

September 16

October 28

November 18

December 16

Please visit our

website at for

more details.

Yard Waste Accepted

April 19 - October 11, 2023

Open to all Delta

Township residents utilizing the

Recycling Center for disposal of

yard waste.

Fees apply

Visit the Delta Township website

at for

applicable fees or call the Clerk’s

Office at 517-323-8500.

Bicycles Accepted at the Recycling Center

Bicycles are accepted in any condition. They are then refurbished and returned to the community by The Kids Repair Program.

Volunteers are needed to assist at the Kids Repair Program. You may work with staff to teach kids bike repair, bike safety, and bike maintenance. You may also help with supply inventories, grant writing, office support, or public relation materials. For more information or to register, call 517-755-4174.


What To Do With A Worn American Flag

We all know that an American flag should be retired with dignity, but what should we do with one that has been tattered by the wind over time. Many of us know not to dispose of worn flags in the trash, so let them reside in the garage with intentions to ‘properly’ handle them later. Boy Scout Troop 111 relocated their flag collection container to the Delta Township Recycling Center to provide a solution for you and handle the proper retirement of all American flags.

The kiosk was originally constructed as part of Leonard Robitaille’s Eagle Project several years ago. Leonard, though autistic, put a lot of work into its construction with the help of many scouts and adults from his Troop. Congressman Mike Rogers and other dignitaries participated in the original dedication at the car wash on Elmwood. It has been at several Delta Township locations but now resides in a logical location with access to all.

All you have to do is drop the flag in the slot on the side, and the Scouts from Troop 111 will ensure it is included in one of their formal flag retirement ceremonies. Many of the flags are retired during their week as the Governor’s Honor Guard each summer at Mackinac Island. Their most recent ceremony was held on Veteran’s Day with over 100 flags retired with proper dignity.

Troop 111 has served the Delta/Waverly area for over 50 years and meets Monday evenings at 6:30 at First United Methodist Church if you are interested in more information.

For more information on programs, or for any other questions pertaining to recycling, please contact the Clerk’s Office at 517-323-8500.

Recycling Fever - June 10

Sponsored by Eaton County Department of Resource Recovery

Disposal and recycling opportunity for electronics (computer accessories, printers, cell phones, etc.) and household hazardous waste (cleaners, pesticides, oil-based paint, automotive fluids, etc.) at the Recycling Fever event scheduled for Saturday, June 10 in Charlotte.

The event flyer, which includes more detailed information about the collection event, can be found on the Eaton County Department of Resource Recovery website at

Appointments are required and can be made on the Eaton County Department of Resource Recovery website at www.eatoncounty. org/913/.

Scheduling an appointment will require the following information: name, home address, phone number, email address, and some limited information about the items you plan to bring.

The specific location of the event is revealed upon scheduling and confirmation of your appointment.

The Eaton County Department of Resource Recovery will also have one more special collection event, Recycle-Palooza on 8/12/23.

Please visit the department’s website for additional information about these collection events.

For more programs or information about volunteering for collection events please call Eaton County Department of Resource Recovery at 517-543-3686 or visit the Eaton County website at

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Delta 39'ers & Aquatics ~ 4538 Elizabeth Road ~ Lansing, MI 48917 ~ 517-484-5600

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