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The Voyage of the Komagata Maru. Author Hugh Johnston. -
The Voyage of the Komagata Maru. Author Hugh Johnston.
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EVENTS

Looking

Surrey Little Theatre presents Looking, a Norm Foster comedy with some mature content, Thursday to Saturday, Jan. 26 to Feb. 18, at 8 p.m. Sunday matinees Feb. 5 and 12 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15, and half price on Jan. 26 and 27. Call 604-576-8451 or reservations@surreylittletheatre.com. Info at www.surreylittletheatre.com.

 

The Hominum Fraser Valley Chapter is an informal discussion and support group to help gay, bi-sexual and questioning men with the challenges of being married, separated or single. Our next meeting is Friday, Jan. 27. For information and meeting location call Art at 604-462-9813 or Don at 604-329-9760.

 

Komagata Maru: Continuing the Journey

Learn more about the history of the Komagata Maru incident and the exciting new digital resource created by Simon Fraser University Library. Saturday, Jan. 28 at Fleetwood Library meeting room, from 2-3:30 p.m. Presentation by Dr. Hugh Johnston (author of "The Voyage of the Komagata Maru"), Bhangra dance performance, website demonstration and refreshments. Presented by Surrey Libraries in collaboration with SFU Library. Call 604-598-7346 to register. Free.

 

Old Time Dance

The Surrey Old Time Fiddlers host an Old Time Dance Thursday, Feb. 2 from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at Clayton Hall, 18513 70 Ave., Surrey (1/2 block north of Fraser Hwy on 184 St.) Admission $3. For more information call 604-576-1066 or 604-538-3363.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

How you found out about your parents' divorce

Family therapist Vikki Stark is conducting a study of the impact on children of how they learned about their parents' divorce. If you are an adult who was a chlid/teen when your parents got divorced or are currently a child or teen of divorce, help kids in the future through your participation. Visit http://SurveyMonkey.com/s/ChildDivorceStudy to access the questionnaire online.

 

Old Time Dance

Sunnyside Hall, corner of 18th Ave at 154 Street in South Surrey. Live music. All seniors welcome. At 1 p.m. every Monday from Labour Day to the end of June. For more information, call 604-538-5657 or 604-575-8236.

 

Actors/hams wanted

As seniors, entertaining our community and giving back is part of what we do.  We need some new blood in the group and Cloverdale is our base of operations. Give us a call at 604-613-3116 or drop in to the Cloverdale Legion any Monday at 12 noon and ask for Susie. Having fun is our priority, come see us and find out what we are all about. Our oldest member is 90 and trying for 100.

 

The Fraser Health Crisis Line is recruiting volunteers to provide assistance to people in the region who are experiencing emotional distress. No previous experience is needed as extensive training and ongoing support is provided. If you are interested in learning more about this challenging and rewarding opportunity, visit our website at www.options.bc.ca and follow the link for the Crisis Line. Next training starts soon.

 

Be a Heritage School Program Volunteer

Are you interested in history? Do you like working with children? The Surrey Museum needs volunteers to lead programs for elementary students on Surrey’s history and First Nations culture. Full training provided. Orientation is in September and October. For more information and to register for orientation please call 604-502-6461.

 

CLUBS/GROUPS

Food problem?

Is food a problem for you?  Do you eat when you're not hungry? Do you go on eating binges? Is your weight affecting your life? Overeaters Anonymous offers help. No fees, no dues, no weigh-ins, no diets,  We are a fellowship. We meet every Thursday from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the Cloverdale United Church basement, 17575-58A Ave., Cloverdale. Everyone welcome.

 

Cloverdale Toastmasters

Toastmasters international is a non-profit organization that helps people develop public speaking, organizational and communication skills, and leadership training. Overcome your fears of public speaking. Learn how to communicate effectively. We are a fun and encouraging group that can help. Meetings are 7:30-9:30 p.m. every Wednesday at Clayton Heights Secondary, 188 St. and 70 Ave. For more info, visit http://cloverdale.toastmastersclubs.org or call Evelyn at 604-842-8005.

 

Oneness GoGos

The Oneness Gogos of White Rock/Surrey group is working under the auspices of the Stephen Lewis Foundation to support African grandmothers raising children orphaned by HIV/AIDS. We meet on the fourth Monday of the month upstairs at White Rock Library, 15342 Buena Vista Ave. Newcomers welcome. Our next meeting is Jan. 23, at 1 p.m. Guest speaker Susan Janetti, who plans to return to Zimbabwe February and will share her experiences working with communities. For more info, email dmaemcbride@shaw.ca.

 

The Surrey Historical Society meets at 10 a.m. at the Surrey Archives on the second Saturday of most months. You are welcome to hear our speakers and share your knowledge. Membership is $10/year. For details, call John at 778-294-1515.

 

Interested in gardening?

Why not join the South Surrey Garden Club? Visitors welcome; $3 drop in fee credited to annual membership of $20. The next meeting is Wednesday, Jan. 25. Guest speaker Dr. Iain Taylor. Topic: Botanical Gardens of the World. The club meets at 7:30 p.m. every fourth Wednesday of the month at St. Marks Anglican Church at 12953 20 Ave. Guest speakers, field trips, workshops. For more information contact Gillian Davis gmcdavis@hotmail.com.

 

South Surrey Soul Sisters

The newly formed South Surrey Soul Sisters meet the third Thursday of the month. We are working, under the auspices of the Stephen Lewis Foundation to support the African grandmothers who are raising an estimated 14 million orphaned children. Please come and join us – all welcome – you do not have to be a grandmother. Info: claremar@shaw.ca.

 

Silvertone singers

The Silvertone singers are a group of men and women 55 and older. We will reconvene on the second floor of the Cloverdale Recreation Centre Thursday, Sept. 8 at 1 p.m. Practices continue every Thursday from September to June. You may have already heard us sing as we perform in the community several times a year. Come on out and enjoy singing and socializing with a great group of people. If you require more information, please phone our capable director Marli at 604-574-0962.

 

Dance Lessons

Look good and feel confident on any dance floor, even if you've never danced before. Learn the two-step, jive, waltz, triple time, cha cha, and more every Friday night from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Cloverdale Legion Branch 6. Starting April 1. For singles or couples. No charge. Bring your feet and a desire to dance.

 

Bowl for the Animals

Mondays and Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to midnight and Sundays from noon to 3 p.m. at the Xcalibur Bowling Centre are fundraiser bowling days/nights for the Campaigns Against the Cruelty to Animals. A $20 package includes two games, shoes (non vegan), and a meal. You must call ahead one or two days in advance to reserve a lane and say you're bowling for CATCA: 604-580-2600. At Xcalibur Bowling Centre at 12350 Patullo Place, Surrey. ericka@catcahelpanimals.org

 

Hominum Fraser Valley Chapter

The Hominum Fraser Valley Chapter is a support and discussion group to help gay, bi-sexual and questioning men with the challenges of being married, separated or single. We meet on the last Friday of the month. For information and meeting location call Art at 604-462-9813 or Don at 604-329-9760.

 

Wonderful Widows and Widowers Club

Wonderful Widows and Widowers Club meets every other Saturday night. Come out and have fun. Lots of activities. For more information, call Trudy at 604-574-7103.

 

Peace Arch Weavers and Spinners Guild

We meet Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 17710  56A Ave., Surrey. Phone (604) 592-6950. Free tea and coffee. Teach, mentor and promote Fibre Arts knowledge. Visitors welcome.

 

Cloverdale Wood Carving Club

Meets from September to June Tuesday evenings at Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary School 6151 180 Street from 6:45 to 8:45 p.m. The woodwork shop is in the back of the school.

 

Enjoy Gardening?

The Cloverdale Garden Club meets on the second Thursday of each month from Sept. to June at Clayton Community Hall, 18513 70 Avenue from 7-9 p.m. Monthly guest speakers, field trips, raffle, etc. For further information please call Linda at 604-539-0068.

 

Surrey Little Theatre

The Surrey Little Theatre invites you to get involved in the fun, whether as a volunteer or patron, there's something for everyone at "the little theatre that could." Email brigitte.seib@surreylittletheatre.com for more information.

 

Parkinson's Self Help support group

In Surrey, White Rock and Langley for people with Parkinson's, their family and friends. The groups provide an atmosphere of mutual trust for sharing tips and strategies for living a full life with Parkinson's. Volunteers needed. Contact Robbin at the Parkinson Society of B.C., rjeffereys@parkinson.bc.cca or 604-668-3330.

 

TOPS Take off Pounds Sensibly — A non-profit weight loss support group. For information about TOPS in the Langley/Cloverdale area phone Lynda at 604-856-8014.

 

Stamp Club Seniors interested in stamp collecting are invited to join the Cloverdale Seniors’ Stamp Club. Meet second and fourth Monday of month at 1 p.m. Info. John at 604-574-3182.

 

La Leche League, a breastfeeding support group, meets monthly in the Langley Cloverdale area. For meeting or breastfeeding information call call Marie 778-574-7669 or Heidi 604-574-5812.  Visit www.LLLC.ca.

 

Surrey Newcomers and Friends

Meet for coffee and a chat, dinner out, cards, crafts, luncheons and other social activities. The club welcomes women of all ages and cultures. Come out and meet new people and make friends. For more details call Barb at 604-951-4948, e-mail to Surreynewcomers@hotmail.com or visit surreynewcomers.weebly.com

 

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