Cloverdale Calendar: Ukrainian Easter eggs, 'Try a Trade' and a big book sale
Ukrainian Pysanky workshops
The Ukrainian Women's association, Surrey Branch, has a tradition of sharing an important artistic aspect of Ukrainian culture. This spring we're holding two workshops on the art of writing pysanky, the Ukrainian Easter egg, on Thursday March 7 and March 14, from 6:45 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Ukrainian Cultural Centre, 13512 108 Ave., Surrey. Each session $15 and can be attended individually. To register and for more information call 604-596-2048.
Old Time Dance
Hosted by the Surrey Old Time Fiddlers 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Thursday, March 7 at Clayton Hall, 18513 70 Avenue. Admission $3. For more information call 604-576-1066 or 604-538-3363.
Fraser Valley Regional Skills Competition
Junior and secondary school students compete in a variety of trades and technology competitions at Kwantlen Polytechnic University's Cloverdale Campus Friday, March 8. The competition "try a trade" offers a number of interactive, hands-on activities intended to get youth excited about a future in skilled trades or technology. Cloverdale KPU will be open to the community from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on event day and invites those interested to come for a tour and discover the many lucrative and exciting careers available in trades and technology. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Karen at 604-598-6011.
Genealogy/DNA testing info session
The Cloverdale Library presents Autosomal DNA – Genealogy Testing that Delivers! Saturday, March 9 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Cost $10. Until recently, genealogy testing for DNA has been restricted to direct maternal or paternal lines. But autosomal testing can deliver results across all family lines in more meaningful timeframes. Come find out how it works and learn what it might do for you. This session includes a refresher on all DNA testing options for genealogy. Register at the Cloverdale Library, 5642 176A Street, or call 604-598-7328 or email email@example.com.
White Rock Rotary's 31st Annual BIG Book Sale
March 3 to March 10 at Semiahmoo Shopping Centre, 152 Street and 16 Avenue in South Surrey. Everyone from near and far is invited to come and enjoy the bargains. Thousands of books to tempt readers of all ages at prices hard to beat.
Cloverdale Spring Fair
The organizers of the annual Christmas in Cloverdale Gift and Craft Marketplace are organizing a new Cloverdale Spring Fair taking place April 6 from 10 a.m. 6 p.m.) at Shannon Hall on the Cloverdale Fairgrounds, 6050A 176 St. This free event features over 60 juried vendors selling their gift and craft items, Joseph the Magician (www.gizmotheclown.com), face painting, make-your-own-craft, food concession and more. Canned goods will be accepted for the Surrey Food Bank. Vendors can visit www.cloverspringfair.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Heather at 778-385-3769.
Are you gay, bisexual or just not sure? Need a safe place to talk? Hominum Fraser Valley 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 7:30 p.m. Friday March 29. For information and meeting location, call Art 604-462-9813 or Don 604-329-9760.
The best seniors variety show in Canada, Susie Francis and The Versatiles, present Forever Young, Sunday, Feb. 24 at the Cloverdale Legion. Singing, dancing, music, laughter and good, old time family fun, with special guests Gracie and The Guys. From 2-5 p.m., at Royal Canadian Legion Branch 6, 17567 57 Avenue.
Relay for Life
Teams are invited to sign up for the 11th Surrey/Cloverdale Relay for Life, taking place June 8 at the Cloverdale Millennium Amphitheatre. It's a non-competitive event with teams of up to 15 take turns walking or running around the track. The focus is to come together to celebrate those who have overcome cancer, lost loved ones and to empower individuals and communities to fight back. Early bird registration to March 1is for $10 per participant, and each entry is included in a draw to win an iPad. Each participant is encouraged to raise $100. For event details or to register, visit www.relaybc.ca/surrey2013 or call 604-533-1145.
Do you enjoy engaging with people in a fun environment; do you like trains; are you interested in heritage preservation? Fraser Valley Heritage Railway Society (www.fvhrs.org) will begin passenger service from Cloverdale to Sulllivan Station on week-ends and holidays starting May 11 until October 14, 2013. We will need volunteers to greet and guide passengers, sell tickets and souvenirs, and assist in boarding passengers. For more information contact Myrna, Volunteer Coordinator at 604 597-9704 or register at email@example.com
Does your child need extra support?
We can help. If your child is in Grades 5 to 8 and could use extra help, sign them up for the Learning Club, Thursdays, from 2:30 to 5 p.m., at the Cloverdale Library, 5642 176A Ave. This is a free program. The club focuses on academic support and developing positive social skills in a fun and safe environment. To register or for more information, call 604-574-2964 ext. 224 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. This program is in partnership between Surrey Libraries and SOS Children's Village of B.C. Funding by FutureFirst.
Open Mic Music Night
Every Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. at Coventry Wired Monk, 184 Street and 64 Avenue. Singers and musicians welcome. You will have to supply your own instruments. For more information, email email@example.com, or call 604-575-1043, or 604-671-6521.
The Wonderful Widows and Widowers Club meets twice a month for fun activities. Call 604-574-7103.
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.
Old Time Dances
Sunnyside Hall, corner of 18 Avenue and 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 phone 604-542-8449 or 604-575-8236.
The Oneness Gogos of White Rock/South 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 1-3 p.m. upstairs at White Rock Library, 15342 Buena Vista Ave. Newcomers welcome. For more info, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Welcome all keen gardeners!
The Cloverdale Garden Club meets the second Thursday of the month, September to June, at Clayton Community Hall, 18513 70 Avenue. Meetings run from 7 to 9 p.m. In addition to monthly speakers, we have a monthly raffle, yearly bus trip and a plant sale in May. Drop in fee $3. Yearly memberships $20 per person or $30 per family. So if you love to garden, come and join us, and meet other great gardeners. For more information phone Lynne at 604-576-6338.
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.
Are you Gay, Bi-sexual or just not sure?
HOMINUM Fraser Valley is an informal discussion and support 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 every month. For information and meeting location, call Art 604-462-9813 or Don 604-329-9760
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.
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.
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 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 email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parkinson's Caregiver Group in Langley
Parkinson Society British Columbia is pleased to announce the opening of a special peer support group for Parkinson’s caregivers. We meet on the first Wednesday of the month (starting May 2), from 1:30-3 p.m. At Douglas Recreation Centre, 20550 Douglas Cresc. Langley. Please join us for an exchange of information and resources, support, tips for self-care, and more. Come and share your story. A small donation ($2 or $3) is required to cover room rental costs. For more information call 1-800-668-3330, 604-662-3240 or email email@example.com
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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., email@example.com 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