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Cloverdale community calendar
Ukrainian Soul Food
Perogies cabbage rolls and borsch available Friday, Aug. 30 at a fundraiser at the Ukrainian Cultural Centre, 13512 108 Ave., Surrey, from 4:30-7:30 p.m.. Eat in, take away, or ready for your freezer. For more, call 604-531-1923 or 604-581-0313.
Are you Gay, Bi-sexual 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 pm on Friday, Aug. 30. For information and meeting location, call Art 604-462-9813 or Don 604-329-9760.
Old Time Dance
At Clayton Hall, 18513 70 Avenue, Surrey, a half block north of Fraser Highway on 184 Street. Thursday, Sept. 5 from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Hosted by the Surrey Old Time Fiddlers. Admission $3. For more information call 604-576-1066 or 6043-538-3363.
Our first meeting in September is Wednesday, Sept. 11, from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Bear Creek Villa, 8233 - 140th Street, Surrey. New members are welcome.
Get prepped at the Library
Surrey Libraries and SOS Children's Village BC present the SOS Prep Squad at the Cloverdale Library. This free, drop-in program is for 10-to 13-year-olds who want to be better prepared in math and language arts for the upcoming school year. Kids will get individual attention specific to their learning needs from qualified teachers who provide a safe, positive, and fun learning environment for your child. Drop in Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., August 13 to 29. The Cloverdale library is at 5642 176A Street. For more, visit surreylibraries.ca, or call 604-598-7320.
Cloverdale Community Football is in need of cheerleading coaches and additional cheerleaders (ages five to 18). The club can can be reached at 604-590-2774 or 604-592-0466, or at the club house during football practices at Cloverdale Athletic Park.
Surrey Museum volunteers needed
The Surrey Museum is looking for volunteers to lead school programs for elementary school classes. Museum school programs focus on Surrey’s pioneer life, First Nations culture, archaeology and ancient civilizations for all grade levels. Flexible commitment, full training provided. These positions are ideal for retired persons and parents with school-age children. Join us at an information session on Sept. 12. To register or learn more, call 604-502-6461. Visit www.surrey.ca/heritageschool<http://www.surrey.ca/heritageschool>
Volunteer support group facilitators needed
The Alzheimer Society of B.C. urgently needs Cloverdale volunteers to act as support group facilitators for its free, caregiver support group program. Support group facilitators are needed. To qualify, volunteers should have excellent listening and empathy skills, a knowledge of dementia and facilitation skills or willingness to learn. Formal or informal caregiving experience is an asset. Training is provided. A one-year commitment is required. For more info contact Rose Puszka at 604-533-5277 or email@example.com.
Super book sales
White Rock Rotary's book warehouse is bursting its seams with great reading materials in all genres: novels, biography, arts, non-fiction, romance, religion, self-help, women's issues, children's and youth lit. To liquidate our surplus, we're planning three super sales at Rotary Field House at Soft Ball City in South Surrey (148 Street between 20 and 24 Avenues.) Sept. 7 and 8, and Nov. 9 and 10. These are weekend sales from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. To find out more visit www.whiterockrotary.org.
Safety Watch volunteers
Surrey Crime Prevention Society is currently recruiting volunteers for the Citizens Community Safety Watch Program. Citizen's Community Safety Watch Volunteers are the "extra eyes and ears" of the City of Surrey. Equipped with two-way radios, high-res visibility vests and binoculars, volunteers work in teams and tour designated areas by car, observing and reporting on suspicious activities. Volunteers tours areas in their own vehicle and will be reimbursed for each shift with a $10 gas coupon voucher for Chevron gas stations. Volunteers are expected to commit to one shift per month from 8 p.m. - 2 a.m. Interested applicants may contact Jen at firstname.lastname@example.org for information on how to become a volunteer.
To celebrate Whalley Branch’s 65th anniversary, the Ladies Auxiliary and Branch will host a Karaoke Idol Saturday, Sept. 7 and 14 at 8 p.m., with the final at 8 p.m. Sept. 21. Final prizes $500, $300, and $200. For information call 604-551-2592.
B.C. Vintage Truck Museum – Help wanted!
The Surrey Heritage Society is looking for volunteers to help out with the new BC Vintage Truck Museum (6022 176 Street) located on the Cloverdale Fairgrounds. Our members are looking to have the museum open to the general public on Saturday's from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. every week through the year. We will
teach you about the history of trucking in B.C. and about the trucks on display in the collection. For more information contact Jim LaBelle at (604) 372-4093 or email: email@example.com or visit our website at www.bcvintagetruckmuseum.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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 604-575-1043, or 604-671-6521.
Do you like to sing? if so, come and join the Silvertone Singers. It is a Seniors Community Choir and we practice on Thursdays at 1 p.m. at the Cloverdale Rec Centre at 62 Avenue and 176 Street. We sing a large variety of music and entertain at senior care homes and assisted living homes. Even though we sing our music in parts, we do not hold auditions. Everyone is welcome. Recent research indicates that singing can reduce snoring. For more information, please call Marli at 604-574-0962.
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.
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 604-329-976
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.
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: email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.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., firstname.lastname@example.org 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