Cloverdale Calendar: Spring break fun, Fibres West, audition calls and more!
Spring Break camps
Explore children's classics during spring break at Historic Stewart Farm. Tuesdays, set sail on the Voyages of Doctor Doolittle. Wednesdays, join Alice in Wonderland. Thursdays, dive 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. The camps continue March 25 to 27, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for ages 6 to 12 years. Cost is $75/three days. Participants can register for daily sessions or all three days. Pre-registration is mandatory by calling 604-592-6956.
Spring Break Family Drop-in
Steam into the Surrey Museum Station for train-themed family fun. Discover props and handle artifacts, play with train toys, toot our train whistle and create railway crafts. Tuesday, March 18 to Friday, March 21 from and from Tuesday, March 25 to Friday, March 28. From 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. All ages, by donation. The Surrey Museum is located at 17710 56A Street in Surrey.
The sixth-annual Fibres West will take place on March 21 (Friday) and 22 from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Cloverdale Show Barn, 6050 176 St. The event will feature spinning, weaving, knitting, felting, basketry, quilting, embellishing and more. The Hazelmere Heritage Fiddlers will perform from 12-1 p.m. Admission is $8 for adults and $6 for those aged 13-18. For more information, visit www.fibreswest.com/
The Accounting Society of Kwantlen host a burger and brew fundraiser at The Henry Public House in Cloverdale on Thursday, March 27. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the door. The event starts at 6 p.m. Proceeds to support ALS patient services. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is a rapidly-progressive, neuromuscular disease. It can strike anyone at any time, regardless of age, gender or ethnic origin.
Ukrainian Soul Food
Perogies, cabbage rolls and borscht will be available Friday, March 28 at a fundraiser from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Ukrainian Cultural Centre, 13512 108 Avenue, Surrey. Eat-in, take away or ready for your freezer. For information, call 604-560-0152 or 604-581-0313.
Bard in the Valley is holding auditions March 30 and 31 to cast its summer 2014 production of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, directed by Darcy J. Knopp. Hear an outline of the production, performance expectations and rehearsal commitments starting at 1 p.m. March 30 and at 7:30 p.m. March 31 at Douglas Park Recreation Centre. Actors will be asked to do a cold read from the script. Some will be asked to read for specific roles. Bring a printed hardcopy headshot and resume to turn in with the audition form (provided). A non-equity production. Everyone is welcome! For more information, contact producer Diane Gendron at firstname.lastname@example.org. Rehearsal dates are Sunday afternoons and Monday evenings, plus possibly an additional weekday.
Old Time Dance
The Surrey Old Time Fiddlers host an old time dance Thursday, April 3 from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at Clayton Hall, 18513 70 Avenue, one-half block north of Fraser Highway on 184 Street. Admission $3. For more information, call 604-576-1066 or 604-538-3363.
Seniors Easter Brunch
Be sure to join us for a fun-filled time with good food and lots of laughter! Cloverdale Recreation Centre, 6188 176 Street, at 11 a.m. on April 17. For more information, call John at 604-218-3350.
Do you love animals and people? Urban Safari Rescue Society is accepting volunteers interested in working with animals, who are interested in teaching the public about animals and the natural world, have good public speaking skills, are interested in the environment, and like to work as a team. We offer many interesting and unusual volunteer opportunities for people with skills of all kinds with flexible hours and a fun, unique team atmosphere. Call Sharon at 604-531-1100.
SALI'S Farm wants you:
If you are a kind and compassionate person, we want you. SALI's Farm is a safe haven for at-risk children and animals to bond, learn and heal one another. We need volunteers for 2 positions: working directly with a child, and help caring for our horse and donkeys. Training is provided. For more information, plan to attend one of our volunteer sessions held at the Ocean Park Library from 7-8 p.m on March 27, and April 24. R.S.V.P. at email@example.com.
Parent Support Group for Gifted/talented
This parent support group provides an opportunity for parents of gifted children to learn more about giftedness, discuss challenges and share strategies for supporting gifted children. Some children are unusually intense and sensitive. They are rapid, curious, learners but may be bored, disruptive or underachieve. Their development, intellectual and emotional is uneven. They set very high expectations resulting in failure or upset. Sometimes they have a learning disability in addition to being gifted. The group meets at the Cloverdale Recreation Centre on Thursday at 6:30 in Room 206. For registration and fee info please call Niovi at 604-329-0850.
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.
Speed Watch volunteers needed
Surrey crime Prevention Society is looking for volunteers to support the Speed Watch Program. Volunteers work with a team, tracking vehicles driving at excessive speeds in playgrounds, school zones and high-risk crash sites, and gain valuable experience. Applicants must commit to four, three-hour shifts per month. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Surrey Crime Prevention Society
Are you looking to enhance your resume or gain credible volunteer experience? Surrey Crime Prevention Society is looking for self-motivated individuals to help with projects at our head office. Data entry, research, marketing, fundraising initiatives, enhancing membership, and assisting with administrative tasks. Interested volunteers may contact email@example.com.
Crafter's Corner meets at the Cloverdale Legion, 17567 57 Avenue, every second Wednesday of the month, at 6 p.m. Bring your own knitting or crocheting and join us. For more information, call
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 Lions Club
The Cloverdale Lions Club is looking for new members. Past and ongoing projects include sponsoring three senior citizen buildings, Cloverdale Minor Baseball, Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary School bursaries, Timmy's telethon, the Surrey Memorial Hospital Children's Cancer Clinic and more. We also help out at the Blueberry Festival Cloverdale Rodeo, Halloween Costume Parade and the Christmas parade. Meetings are the second Thursday of the month. Please volunteer your time to assist us in serving our community. Call 604-574-4680 or 604-574-7417 for more information.
Cloverdale Senior’s Stamp Club
The Cloverdale Senior’s Stamp Club meets on the second and fourth Mondays of the month at 1 p.m., at the Cloverdale Recreation Centre, 6188 176 Street. Beginner and advanced collectors welcome. For more information, contact John Jackman at 604-574-3182.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Wonderful Widows and Widowers Club meets twice a month for fun activities. Call 604-574-7103.
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.
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.
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 Saturdays 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: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at www.bcvintagetruckmuseum.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 7:15-9:15 p.m. every Wednesday at Clayton Heights Secondary, 188 St. and 70 Ave. For more info, visit cloverdale.toastmastersclubs.org.
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: 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
Square Dance lessons
Beginners welcome through October. Wednesdays at 7 p.m., in Brookswood Seniors Centre, 19899 36 Avenue, Langley. Modern music, casual dress. First three lessons are free. Call 604-2199359 or firstname.lastname@example.org.