Calendar: Celtic fun, baby ‘n kids swap meets, pottery sales and more!

The Cloverdale Reporter's complete weekly listings of non-profit events, announcements and clubs, happening here and in the region.

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Ready, Set, Learn

Attention parents of three-and four-year-olds. Will your child one day attend Martha Currie Elementary? Join us for a fun, interactive sesion to meet school personnel and check out your future school. Saturday, May 14 from 10 a.m. to noon at Martha Currie Elementary, 5811 184 St., RSVP to 604-576-8551 or


Asian Heritage Day

Celebrate Asian Heritage Month at the Surrey Museum, Saturday, May 14 from 1-3 p.m. Dance and music performances. Try origami, learn to write your name in different languages, play games, see films, or take part in a traditional gift-wrapping workshop using fabric. The Surrey Museum is located at 17710 56A Ave., Surrey.


Strawberry Tea and Fashion Show

Sunday, May 15 at Fleetwood Community Hall (studio lounge), from 2 to 4 p.m. Tickets $15. Strawberry shortcake, tea, coffee and fashion show featuring teammates from the New Beginnings Relay For Life Team and their children and grandchildren. Door prizes and a basket raffle. Call Doreen at 604-576-0937 or Wanda at 604-574-2446.


Piece to Peace

Presented by the Fraser Valley Quilters’ Guild, Friday May 13 to Sunday May 15 at George Preston Recreation Centre, 20699 42 Avenue, Langley. Feature artists Cher Olsson and Dougal Walker. More than 300 contemporary and traditional quilts, raffle, door prize, challenge quilts, tea room and more. Admission $5. For more info, visit www.



The Surrey Little Theatre is casting for their upcoming summer youth production, Unusual Suspects, May 15 and 16, at 6 p.m. Director Loryn LeGear is casting 14 actors for 28 roles. All roles are for those aged 12 to 18, except for the character of Mr. Piddles, the high school principal. The Surrey Little Theatre is located at 7027 184 Street, one block north of Fraser on 184 St. Surrey Little Theatre is also looking for Youth Crew to volunteer in many areas of the backstage. Anyone interested in getting involved are invited to come out to the auditions.


South Surrey Soul Sisters Garage and barn sale Saturday, May 21 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Clarendon Cottage, 2652 164 Street, Surrey. We are a Stephen Lewis Foundation GoGo Advocacy Group supporting African grandmothers who are raising 14 million children orphaned by AIDS.


Van Horne Elementary 100th Birthday Celebration

Sir William Van Horne Elementary in Vancouver is calling all alumni, former staff, administrators and parents to an open house at the School on Thursday May 26 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Information and registration form at or contact Dave Miranda at for more information.


Hominem meets:

The Fraser Valley Chapter 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 Friday, May 27. For info and meeting location, call ARt at 604-462-9813 or Don at 604-329-9860.


Free training for coaches

University of Victoria Active Choices program offers free training for volunteer coaches. Learn facilitation and coaching skills, transferable skills that will help keep people in your community and keep them physically active. You’ll be trained to provide mental coaching, support, problem-solving and motivation. Cloverdale Library, Saturday, May 28 from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. To register or for more information, call Angela at 604-522-1492 or email


Relay For Life (Cloverdale)

June 11 and 12, noon to midnight and overnight, at Millennium Park Amphitheatre. Canadian Cancer Society Relay for Life is a great community event that has new hours this year. We’ll have a BBQ, music and activities for the entire family. Don’t miss your chance to get involved. Call Carissa, relay coordinator, for more information: 604-290 2804 or



Miss B.C. Natalie Hilder is organizing an official fundrasier at the Clova Cinema Sunday, June 12 at 4 p.m. The movie will be a new-release film, TBA. Tickets are $8. All proceeds to Cops for Cancer.


Do you eat when you’re not hungry?

One bite is never enough? Do you go on eating binges? Is your weight affecting your life? Contact Overeaters Anonymous. You are welcome. No fees, no dues, no weigh-ins, no diets. We are a fellowship. Meetings every Thursday from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Cloverdale United Church, 17575 58A Ave.


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:


Dance Lessons

Look good and feel confident on any dance floor, even if you’ve never danced before. Learn the two-step, jive, waltz, triple time, cha cha, and more every Friday night from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Cloverdale Legion Branch 6. Starting April 1. For singles or couples. No charge. Bring your feet and a desire to dance.


Bowl for the Animals

Have fun bowling and eat a veggie/vegan meal while you help animals in need. Mondays and Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to midnight and Sundays from noon to 3 p.m. are fundraiser bowling days/nights for the Campaigns Against the Cruelty to Animals. A $20 package includes two games, shoes (non vegan), and a meal. You must call ahead one or two days in advance to reserve a lane and say you’re bowling for CATCA: 604-580-2600. At Xcalibur Bowling Centre at 12350 Patullo Place, Surrey.


Enjoy Gardening?

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. The next meeting is March 10. Monthly guest speakers, field trips, raffle, etc. For further information please call Linda at 604-539-0068.