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Cloverdale Calendar: Heritage school open house, Junior Zoo-Keeping course and more
East Kensington Heritage School open house
Wednesday, April 23 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. East Kensington Heritage School, built in 1899, is a public school in Surrey educating children from Kindergarten to Grade 7. Tucked away on a heritage site in natural surroundings at 2795 184 Street, our school is currently comprised of 43 students in 3 divisions. It is a modern day Little House on the Prairie. We offer specialized instruction, a focus on academics, access to technology, music and band programs, increased field study opportunities and more. Accepting out of catchment registrations. Call 604-541-1257 for more information.
Ukrainian Soul Food
Perogies, cabbage rolls and borsch will be available Friday, April 25 at a fundraiser at the Ukrainian Cultural Centre, 13512 108 St., from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Eat in, take away or ready for your freezer. Call 604-560-0152 or 604-581-0313.
Old Time Dance
Thursday, May 1, from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Clayton Hall, 18513 70 Avenue., 1/2 block north of Fraser Highway on 184 Street. Hosted by the Surrey Old Time Fiddlers. Admission $3. Call 604-576-1066 or 604-538-3363 for more information.
Breakfast with the Bank
A fundraiser for the Surrey Food Bank, Friday, May 2 at the Bombay Banquet Hall, 7475 135 Street, Surrey, from 7-8 a.m. sharp. Join us in seeding the future in one hour of inspiration and information about the Surrey Food Bank. Free continental breakfast. Pledge your support to people like you and I, who struggle with life's greatest challenges. For more information or to attend, contact your table captain or Katrina Albert at 604-581-5443. Surreyfoodbank.org.
Junior Zoo Keeping Course for Teens
The next session of Urban Safari/Cinemazoo's Junior Zoo Keeping course for teens will be starting May 3. We are taking registrations now. This unique course teaches basic zoo keeping techniques for animals of all kinds, careers working with animals, and much more. During the 8 week course there are 3 projects such as designing a zoo and hands-on work with animals. For information call 604 531-1100 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, May 3 at the Surrey Covenant Reformed Church, 17400 60 Avenue Cloverdale. Entrance at the back of the building. From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Homemade raisin breads, cake loaves, cookies, pies, jams, mulch for your garden plants, crafts, gently-used goods and a lot more. Come for lunch: homemade soup and buns. Free coffee. All proceeds to the Surrey Covenant Reformed Church.
The Langley Community Chorus presents its 2014 Spring Concert, Songs from the Heart. Celebrate Mother's Day by taking your mom to one of our two mid-afternoon concerts, featuring a selection of music mothers of all ages will enjoy. We will also salute Canada with several patriotic songs. May 3 at Willoughby Christian Reformed Church, 20525 72 Ave., Langley, 3 p.m., and May 11 at United Churches of Langley, 21562 Old Yale Road, Langley, 3 p.m. With special guest musicians Gary Mussatto (drums) and Steve Johnson (base guitar). Tickets $15 for adults, $10 students, and children 12 and under are free. Available at the door. www.langleychorus.org.
Tartan Pride Highland Dance Team hosts a night of Celtic fun and entertainment. This year, we will also celebrate the 20th anniversary of the team, from the Joan Murray School of Dance in Cloverdale. Saturday, May 10 from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at Cloverdale Catholic ParishHall, 17475 59 Avenue. All ages. Blackthorn and the Vancouver Police Pipe Band will be guest performers. Tickets at 604-576-1619 or email@example.com.
Free to be Artisan Show
Saturday, May 17, at the Sunrise Banquet and Conference Centre, 188 Street and Highway 10, Cloverdale. Paintings, wood turnings, pottery, photography, weaving and glassware. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free. For more, visit http://artisanshow.wix.com/artisan-show
Seniors Spring Tea
From 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, May 29 at the Cloverdale Rec Centre, 6188 176 Street, Surrey, room 204. Be sure to join us for a fun-filled time with good food, entertainment and lots of laughter. Free. Call 604-218-3350 for more information, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
GriefShare recovery seminar and support group
Meets Thursdays May 1–June 26, 7–9 p.m. in the Fireside Room at Willoughby Church, 20525 – 72 Avenue in Langley. GriefShare features nationally 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? Stuck in Grief, and more. Each session is self-contained so you may join at any time. $20 fee includes workbook. To register contact Willoughby Church 604-530-5959 or email email@example.com.
Cloverdale Horseshoe Club Pitching Season is April 1 to Sept. 31 with practice nights at 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at 17886 64 Ave., Cloverdale. Pitching shoes is a healthy activity for all ages. And great family fun, for more information check out our web page at www.cloverdalehorseshoeclub.com also call Jim at 604 585.6831 or Cheryl at 604.593.8193.
Eversafe Ranch is looking for more volunteers to help at its Cloverdale thrift store, or to help move furniture during the week, after 5 p.m. Call 604-341-1503 for more information. Eversafe is willing to pick up your furniture for a small donation (tax receipt included) or you can arrange to drop off your items at the thrift store at 5641 176A Street Surrey.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly is a non-profit weight loss support group. In the Cloverdale area, TOPS meets in the Cloverdale Library Wednesday Nights at 6 p.m. Phone Lynda at 604-856-8014 for more information.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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: email@example.com 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 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 7:15-9:15 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: 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
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 email@example.com.