Community calendar: Perogies, Heads Up! program, old time dances and more!
Easter Egg Hunt
Coast Hills Community Church in Cloverdale is hosting their 7th Annual Easter Egg Hunt and Toonie Pancake Breakfast on Good Friday, March 29 at 10 a.m. at AJ McLellan Elementary School, 16545 – 61 Ave, Cloverdale.
Ukrainian Soul Food
Perogies, cabbage rolls and borsch will be available Friday, March 29 at a fundraiser from 4:30 - 7:30 p.m. at the Ukrainian Cultural Centre, 13512 108 Avenue, Surrey. Eat in, take away, or ready for your freezer. Call 604-531-1923 or 604-581-0313.
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.
We are inviting the business community to an open house a the RCMP District 4 office on April 2 from 8-9 a.m. The purpose of this meeting is to explain how the community police station operates and to explain the Heads Up! program and other ways that we can provide intelligence to the RCMP. Sponsored by the Cloverdale District Chamber of Commerce and the Cloverdale Business Improvement Association.
Old Time Dance
The Surrey Old Time Fiddlers host an Old Time Dance, Thursday, April 4, at Clayton Hall, 18513 70 Ave., 1/2 block north of Fraser Highway on 184 Street. From 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Admission $3. For more information call 604-575-1066 or 604-538-3363.
GriefShare Recovery Seminar and Support Group
Meets Thursdays, April 4 to June 6, from 7 to 9 p.m. in room 125 at Willoughby Church, 20525 72 Avenue, Langley. GriefShare features national recognized experts on grief and recovery topics. Seminar sessions include: The Journey of Grief, the Effects of Grief, When Your Spouse Dies, Your Family and Grief, Why? And Stuck in Grief. More more information, call Willoughby Church at 604-530-5959.
A la Carte: Using Maps in Family History
Saturday, April 6 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Cloverdale Library. Instructor: Brenda L. Smith. Explore how maps can aid the researcher to locate, track and record our ancestors' paths of migration. Follow the case study maps to see how presenter Brenda Smith's grandparents and great grandparents trekked across the world to arrive in the Peace River Country of northern B.C. in 1930. Register at the Cloverdale Library, 5642 176A Street, or call 604-598-7328 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Cloverdale Masonic Lodge hosts its annual open house, Freemasonry Explained, April 16, at 7 p.m. at the Eureka Masonic Hall, 20701 Fraser Hwy, Langley. Presentations from the Freemasons, Shrine Temple, Jobs Daughters and Order of the Eastern Star. It will be a fun and informative evening.
Surrey Crime Prevention Society is looking for volunteers to support our Community Safety Volunteer Tours and Speed Watch Programs in the Cloverdale and Clayton Heights areas. Community Safety Volunteer Tours walk or cycle designated areas in pairs to observe and report suspicious activities. Volunteers are issued equipment such as bicycles, two-way radios and reflective visibility jackets. Volunteers never get involved in situations, but observe and report from a safe distance. Volunteers are expected to commit for a minimum of one year at one two hour shift per week. Speed Watch Volunteers work with a team and set up a speed reader board that tracks vehicles driving at excessive speeds in playground areas, school zones and high risk crash sites. This program assists with traffic and speeding issues through data collection and public awareness. Volunteers gain valuable experience and perspective through traffic safety initiatives and are invited to Speed Watch training events throughout the year. Volunteers are expected to commit for a four hour shift once a month - weather permitting. Interested applicants can contact Jen Samuel at email@example.com”
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.
No Time for a Garage Sale?
The White Rock Museum & Archives is hosting their 1st Annual Treasure Hunt, April 5-21. For a $100 fee book a table plus a 15 percent commission on sales, display and sell your treasures at the Museum for a two week period which includes 3 busy weekends in April. The best part is you don’t need to be there! Contact Lauren Boni, 604 541 2222 or email email@example.com for further details or to book your table.
Heritage Railway Volunteer drive
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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